first_img– Batting ends at seven – – Batting ends at seven -=========================== When Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup they were captained by Imran Khan, one of the outstanding all-rounders of his generation. Finding another Imran was always going to be a difficult task, but right now Arthur would love to have a genuine all-rounder in his squad.”We lack all-rounders and we have to find them. I just look at England they have got so many all-rounders and, with us, our batting ends at (number) seven.”In one-day cricket you need all-rounders, so we are trying some new things, we have some good players like Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Waseem and Hasan Ali.”We have (wicket-keeper) Sarfraz Ahmed and we can have him up the order, so we have to get that batting depth.”The former South Africa and Australia coach added: “We need to have attacking players top of the order and then have someone at number six who can clear the ropes.”We have to find good players. Englands system is so good that it keeps producing players. They play a lot of Twenty20 and one-day cricket so we have to look at our domestic cricket.”We have to develop batsmen who are fearless. England have those fearless players in Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and others.”But despite his worries Arthur believes Pakistan — who came from 2-1 down to draw their four-match Test series against England at 2-2 with a 10-wicket win at The Oval on Sunday — can be competitive against England.advertisement”We go into every series thinking we can win it. I certainly have no fears that we will lose 5-0.”For me its my first opportunity to see the one-day players and take them into the future. England is a very,very good team but I will be really disappointed if we lose 5-0.” AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

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Boxer Ankush Dahiya wins Gold in Ulaanbaatar Cup

first_imgYoung Indian boxer Ankush Dahiya won the gold medal in the 60 kg weight category at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia on Sunday.19-year-old Ankush defeated Korean Man Choe Chol in the finals.This is Ankush’s second international tournament since making the transition from youth to elite level late last year.Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh, who defeated Mongolia’s Gandulam Mungun-Erdene in a unanimous verdict, will take on Indonesia’s Aldoms Suguro in the finals of the 60 kg weight category.last_img read more

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HMD Global launches Nokia 106(2018) feature phone with 21-day standby time

first_imgHMD Global has launched a new Nokia feature phone dubbed Nokia 106(2018) for the global market. The new phone succeeds the Nokia 106 which was launched in year 2013. The new Nokia 106 has several updates in terms of design and its innards. The phone is built out of polycarbonate with a more ergonomic design than its predecessor.Nokia feature phones are known for their long-lasting battery life. The key highlight of the Nokia 106(2018) as highlighted by the company is its long battery life. The company promises 21 days of standby time and 15 hours of talk time with the phone.The Nokia 106(2018) is a dual SIM feature phone sporting a 1.8-inch QQVGA TFT display. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6261D processor with 4MB of RAM and 4MB of inbuilt storage. It is backed by a an 800mAh battery. The connectivity options include a Micro-USB port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone pack. The new Nokia 106 also comes with FM radio and an LED flashlight. The phone comes preloaded with games like the classic Snake Xenzia and Danger Dash among others.In addition to this, HMD Global has also added new Light Grey and Dark Blue colour variants to the already existing Black and Silver colour variants of the Nokia 230 that launched back in 2015. Nokia 230 is a dual-SIM feature phone with a 2.80-inch display with a resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels. The phone packs a 2MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. It is powered by a 1200mAh removable battery.Meanwhile, there are also rumours of a new Nokia phone coming. There are talks that Nokia will soon launch a rebranded Nokia X7 in India dubbed Nokia 8.1. The Nokia X7 is available in China. Reports suggests that the new Nokia 8.1 will be an Android One phone launched on November 28 in India and would cost Rs 23,999. The phone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. The battery size could be 3500mAh.advertisementALSO READ: Nokia 8.1 may launch in India on November 28 with price of Rs 23,999last_img read more

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Jason Roy and Jos Buttler fireworks lead England to victory against Australia

first_imgEngland won a long, rain-soaked, run-soaked one-day international by 38 runs. Despite posting their highest ever one-day score against Australia it was a close run thing. Shaun Marsh, who suddenly became “Glamorgan’s Marsh” as the day progressed, produced a magnificent innings of 131 but England clung on to enough vital late-evening catches to take a 2-0 lead in the series. This was Australia’s seventh defeat in eight matches yet this was a spirited chase on an excellent surface.Marsh cruised to his fourth ODI century and his partnership of 96 with his fellow West Australian Ashton Agar gave his team a chance of registering their highest ever successful run chase. It was looking bleak for England as Liam Plunkett ran in to bowl the 46th over, especially after Moeen Ali had spilt a very tricky chance running backwards. Australia needed 51 runs with four wickets left. Then Tim Paine pulled a slow bouncer straight to Adil Rashid at fine-leg. Two balls later Plunkett bowled Marsh and the match was safe.England may have been disappointed with their record-breaking score: 342 for eight is not a bad total but mayhem in the final few overs of a one-day game has become so commonplace that, as their batsmen left the field, the modern sages were mumbling: “The Aussies pulled that back well at the end.” A mere 42 came from the last five overs. Share on Twitter England cricket team Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up For the first time in ODI cricket the total included five consecutive 50-run partnerships. All the batsmen settled in but the mainstays were Jason Roy, who hit his fifth ODI century, and Jos Buttler, who was unbeaten on 91 when the innings closed. This was a captain’s innings since Eoin Morgan woke with a back spasm and was unable to play.Roy batted silkily, as ever, but with some discretion; it was the first time he had passed 50 in his last 10 ODI innings and maybe he was aware that it was time for another major innings, especially since England currently have three opening batsmen in their side while Ben Stokes is absent.Such was the fluency – and orthodoxy – of his stroke play that it was hard not to wonder whether Roy could enhance England’s Test team in the same way that Buttler has threatened to do since his recall this May. After all, his method is not so different from that of Virender Sehwag, who did not fare so badly in Test cricket for India.Of course, one of several key differences is that Sehwag had plenty of exposure to red-ball cricket to justify his place in the Test team. Roy seldom appears in County Championship cricket for Surrey and, when he does play, he does not open the batting. Many more innings like this and a polite request to those at the Oval to elevate him in the order might be worthwhile. Read more Share on Facebook Since you’re here… match reports The Observer … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Australia cricket team Topics Share on LinkedIn England v Australia limited-overs internationals 2013center_img Read more The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. For a while Roy had to be content at being outshone by Jonny Bairstow, who must be in the form of his life even if he is not quite capitalising. Against the two unrelated Richardsons, Jhye and Kane, Bairstow unfurled a succession of perfectly timed boundaries as he raced to 42 from 23 balls. Then, seduced by the absence of a boundary fielder at third man, he tried to conjure something in that direction and was caught behind.Alex Hales was more subdued than usual – perhaps he also felt the imperative for a big score – until he was bowled by a fine in-ducking delivery from Jhye Richardson.Amid a couple of frustrating interruptions for rain as well as a nasty moment when Tim Paine, behind the stumps, was hit in the face by an irregularly bouncing ball, Joe Root settled easily enough until he was brilliantly caught by Australia’s debutant, D’Arcy Short, on the square-leg boundary, probably the best and possibly only catch taken by a D’Arcy in international cricket.Buttler purred in the middle of his innings, startling Jhye Richardson with two preposterous ramps over the keeper’s head, both of which went for six. He also unveiled another of his specialities, a smear drive against the left-handed wrist spin of Short, which sent the ball fizzing to the extra cover boundary from a horizontal bat. From here the Australians must have feared the worst but, as partners came and went, Buttler could not quite sustain such brilliance. Even so his 91 took 70 only balls. Share on Pinterest Cricket Share on WhatsApp England beat Australia by 38 runs in second ODI – live! Australia’s innings began more fitfully than England’s as the sun finally made an appearance and their response would be heavily dependent on Marsh. Travis Head engineered a fine upper cut for six off Mark Wood but then succumbed to a superb one-handed catch at midwicket by Hales. Soon Short was caught neatly at slip by Root off Moeen, who continued to be England’s most effective bowler in this format.Marcus Stoinis and Aaron Finch fell in swift succession, the former bowled by Plunkett, the latter lbw sweeping at Rashid before he had scored.Glenn Maxwell rallied briefly, hitting Rashid out of the attack with the minimum of fuss, but then he holed out to long-on against the admirable Moeen. Marsh kept battling away with Agar’s assistance until Plunkett’s timely intervention. Hence an unfortunate Australian trifecta was complete. Reuse this content Share on Messenger Share via Email Australia sport Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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Australian Open: Leander Paes-Sam Stosur crash out in second round

first_img Next Press Trust of India MelbourneJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 19:31 IST Leander Paes and Sam Stosur lost in three sets (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLeander Paes and Samantha Stosur suffered a 6-4, 4-6, 8-10 defeat in the mixed doubles second roundPaes-Stosur pair lost to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert FarahEarlier, Paes had made a first round exit in the men’s doubles eventVeteran Leander Paes and his partner Samantha Stosur suffered a second round defeat in the mixed doubles event, ending India’s campaign at the Australian Open in Melbourne Tuesday.The unseeded pair of Paes and Stosur won the first set 6-4 against Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah but conceded the second set with the same scoreline (4-6).The third set went into tiebreak with the fifth seed German-Colombian duo emerging victorious 10-8.Paes and Stosur had beaten the pair Dutch-Czech pairing of Wesley Koolhof Kveta Peschke in the round of 32.The 45-year-old Paes had made a first round exit in the men’s doubles event with partner Mexican Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela.Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and his partner Nicholas Monroe were also knocked out in the opening round of the event.In the men’s singles, Prajnesh Gunneswaran had also made a first round exit after coming through the Qualifiers while Ramkumar Ramanathan, Ankita Raina and Karman Thandi could not make it to the singles main draw.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 byPTI Tags :Follow Leander PaesFollow Sam Stosur Australian Open: Leander Paes-Sam Stosur crash out in second roundAustralian Open: Leander Paes and Samantha Stosur suffered a 6-4, 4-6, 8-10 defeat against Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Faraha in the mixed doubles event.advertisementlast_img read more

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Youth Clubs to be Revived

first_imgStory Highlights “We’re going to be doing three youth club assistants per constituency over the next year. They are to ensure that they go into the communities, work with the clubs, get them sustainable, so that they can take charge of these ‘safe spaces’,” Mr. Green said. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has announced that 51 youth liaison officers/youth club assistants will soon be dispatched in constituencies to help with reviving youth clubs and making them more sustainable. Speaking at a National Youth Symposium held under the theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, on Monday (August 13), Mr. Green said these young persons have already been trained, and they will soon be assigned to different areas. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has announced that 51 youth liaison officers/youth club assistants will soon be dispatched in constituencies to help with reviving youth clubs and making them more sustainable.Speaking at a National Youth Symposium held under the theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, on Monday (August 13), Mr. Green said these young persons have already been trained, and they will soon be assigned to different areas.“We’re going to be doing three youth club assistants per constituency over the next year. They are to ensure that they go into the communities, work with the clubs, get them sustainable, so that they can take charge of these ‘safe spaces’,” Mr. Green said.He said these 51 persons have been trained with techniques to: form youth and service clubs, draft business plans for the clubs, inform community members of what they need to register a club and more importantly, how to transform clubs into social enterprises.“So, those youth liaison officers have been trained, and it is now for us to deploy them across the parishes,” he said.More young persons are to be trained to keep the programme going.Mr. Green said he is elated that at least one of the 51 youth liaison officers will be assigned per parish and they will be paid for their service.He explained that this project has stemmed from the ‘Charge Up’ initiative that was launched in 2017 during Youth Month in November, which was aimed at supporting the work of youth-based organisations in the country with grants primarily for the revival of youth clubs.The State Minister said the theme of the National Youth Symposium: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, which was the same for International Youth Day 2018 (August 12), was in keeping with the mandate to revive and establish more ‘safe spaces’ for youth clubs across the island.“Our theme is very fitting… Jamaica has recognised that we have to create avenues through which our young people can meet,” Mr. Green said.last_img read more

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Survey Calgary spends too much business property tax high

first_imgTaxes and money management are the big issues for Calgarians heading into an election, according to a poll by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.Fifty-five per cent of people surveyed suggest the city is over spending, while 80 per cent believe action is needed to deal with rising business property tax rates.Chamber President and CEO Adam Legge suggested if the city kept spending increases in line with inflation and population growth, residents could have saved $4.8 billion since 2008. He further qualified that by comparing it to about the same price as the Green Line LRT.The Chamber is set to host a Mayoral candidate Town Hall, Monday, at the Palace Theatre (219 8 Avenue S.W.) It runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.The Municipal Election is October 16.last_img read more

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UN Rapporteur raises concerns over CJ impeachment

“To be compatible with both the principle of separation of powers and international human rights law norms, disciplinary proceedings against judges should be conducted by independent commissions and guarantee full respect for due process and fair trial,” the UN expert stressed.“I urge again the authorities of Sri Lanka to reconsider the impeachment of the Chief Justice due to the lack of due process and fair trial guarantees and to ensure that the judiciary can operate free from external pressures, threats or any interference,” added the UN Special Rapporteur.Gabriela Knaul took up her functions as UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers on 1 August 2009. In that capacity, she acts independently from any Government or organization. Ms. Knaul has a long-standing experience as a judge in Brazil and is an expert in criminal justice and the administration of judicial systems. “The recent steps taken by the executive and legislative towards impeaching the Chief Justice appear to be the culminating point of a series of attacks against the judiciary for asserting its independence,” Ms. Knaul said. On 8 December, a Parliamentary Select Committee established to investigate and report to the Parliament on the allegations levelled against the Chief Justice, found her guilty of three out of the five charges which it investigated. “It is of high concern to me that the procedure for the removal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is extremely politicized and characterized by lack of transparency, lack of clarity in the proceedings, as well as lack of respect for the fundamental guarantees of due process and fair trial,” said Ms. Knaul.“I would like to reiterate that article 107 of the Sri Lankan Constitution, read together with Standing Orders of Parliament, is contrary to international human rights law, as already noted by the Human Rights Committee in 2003,” she stressed. “Modifying the Constitution is essential to prevent political persecution of independent judges,” she added. The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, expressed today serious concern about the impeachment proceedings against the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the recent attacks against lawyers who have been fighting for the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka.According to information received by the independent expert, attacks and threats against members of the judiciary and lawyers, as well as interference in their work, have dramatically increased over the past few months. read more

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New car buyers go to the polls confident as April registrations hit

Spring showroom surge sees UK new car registrations rise 5.1% to 185,778 units.‎Strongest April for a decade as fleets and private buyers buoyed by high levels of confidence.SMMT calls on next government to support automotive sector and new vehicle technologies. GfK UK Consumer Confidence Index, April 2015  Click through to download the April 2015 new car registrations news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on the morning the UK heads to the polls underline a robust new car market, with registrations up for the 38th consecutive month in April. Demand rose by 5.1% to 185,778 units – the month’s best performance since 2005. Year-to-date registrations for 2015 are up 6.4% to 920,366.April’s strong performance, which comes after a record first quarter for the sector, tracks a 12-year high for consumer confidence1 and continues a pattern of growth in new car registrations around general elections that dates back to 1979. Demand in the period following 7 May is forecast to continue in line with this trend and as new products, attractive finance deals and low interest rates inspire consumers and businesses to give the new car market their vote of confidence.All but three of the past nine general elections have coincided with a spike in new car demand in the three months immediately before and after polling day. Notable exceptions were during the recessions of 1992 and 2010, while the 2005 election period saw registrations dip as part of natural market readjustment after hitting peak volumes in 2002.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Today’s figures highlight the current strength of consumer confidence, even at a time of such political uncertainty. We are confident that the UK’s new car market – so symbolic of economic mood – will continue to thrive, but long-term success will depend largely on economic and political stability in the months and years ahead. Whatever the outcome of today’s election, the next government must act quickly to uphold economic certainty and reassure consumers and markets.”Growth of UK new car registrations before and after General Election months2 Data projected after April 2015 read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State 2017 target Mark Smith commits to Illinois

Days after taking an official visit to Ohio State, class of 2017 four-star guard Mark Smith officially committed on Wednesday to play for Illinois and coach Brad Underwood.The Edwardsville, Illinois, native chose Illinois over other offers from Ohio State, Michigan State and Kentucky. Smith had recently been named Mr. Illinois Basketball, an honor previously given to former NBA first-round picks like Derrick Rose, Jahlil Okafor and Jabari Parker.In the last three weeks, Smith has received visits from Kentucky, Duke, Missouri and Michigan State, and has received offers from those schools in addition to Indiana, Kansas State and Nebraska among others.It had been speculated before his announcement that he would sign with either Illinois or Michigan State with 247Sports giving the Illini a 82 percent chance to land the guard and the Spartans a 18 percent chance.Smith was ranked the fourth-best prospect in the state of Illinois, 16th-best point guard and 74th-best overall prospect in the 2017 class by 247Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound point guard was also ranked the top player at his position in the midwest by Scout.com.In his senior year at Edwardsville High School, Smith averaged 21.9 points, 8.4 assists and 8.2 rebounds per game. Smith is the first shooting guard to commit to Illinois and the second four-star prospect, joining point guard Trent Frazier. read more

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Pallota debunk rumours of Roma sale

first_imgJames Pallotta has refuted rumours he could sell Roma to an Arab investor for €800m tagging it as very fake news.According to reports cited on Football Italia, the American owner had been in talks with a potential buyer since the beginning of October and had named his price as €800m.Reports from newspaper reports claimed the investor was linked to Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, with talks stalling after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.However, Pallotta has debunked those claims in the strongest possible terms, telling Centro Suono Sport that the reports are “very fake news”.The owner also assured that he’s still working on the new stadium, though he’s currently in Boston and the matter is the hands of the lawyers.Roma have secured a place in the round of 16 of the Champions League but are currently struggling on the league front with reports suggesting manager Eusebio could be axed.last_img read more

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State aims to improve quality of fish produce in Amaravati

first_imgAmaravati: The state government is contemplating to establish highly advanced technology in Blue Economy, with an aim to increase the exports of fisheries by improving the quality of produce.As part of it, the government decided to bring a new legislation, establish 36 high technological labs in the first phase, 7 fish landing centres, 4 fish harbours, and one central institute for registrations and many other initiatives will be taken. Also Read – 10 injured as school bus falls off bridge in Nellore district Advertise With Us Presently, the state is number one in terms of exports of fish produce from the country. Out of the total exports from the country, AP’s share is 47 percent. Now the YSRCP government aimed to increase the share of exports to 70 percent. To achieve this goal, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy sought external support in the recently concluded Diplomatic Outreach programme, organised at Vijayawada. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us Speaking with this correspondent in an interview, Poonam Malakondaiah, Special Chief Secretary, Fisheries Department, informed that first they focused on improvement of quality and quantity of fisheries produce by strengthening the ecosystem. She said that the government will bring new legislation to regulate the production of the fish seed. Since there is no law to control the production of seed, the spurious seed has been hampering the entire production chain. Advertise With Us Special Chief Secretary further said that the government will establish Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) labs in the state. The PCR is a technique that is used to amplify trace amounts of DNA. Each lab will cost at least Rs 12 crore, as per the primary estimates. The government has been working on technology transfer to the farmers so as to improve the quality of the fish products in the state, she informed. Even Chief Minister also said that the farmers are facing problems in maintaining the global standards and hence could not compete in the international market. If the government could address this problem, then the farmers will get more benefits and the state also will achieve its target in promoting the fish products in international market. AP is blessed with potential and diversified water resources with 974 kms of coastline, 33,227 kms of continental shelf area, 555 marine fishermen villages.last_img read more

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Galena Park Residents Think Their Community Center Remains Closed Due To Race

first_img– / 2One the front door of Evelyn J. Churchill Community Center there is a laminated piece that reads, “As of August 24, per the Fire Chief and Parks and Recreation Department, this building will be temporarily closed until further notice.”The community center is outlined with rose bushes and sits on a nicely groomed lawn in Galena Park.It is also in a predominantly black neighborhood.At first, it was closed because of problems with the emergency exit and water leaks. But now after being closed without A/C for months, there’s mold.Eric Broussard is with the Parks and Recreation department for Galena Park. He has been trying to facilitate the necessary repairs, but says the mayor is the reason for the hold up.“Even after the Fire Marshall closed it, the city still refused, the mayor still refused allowed me to do the repairs,” says Broussard. Three miles away on the east side of Galena Park there is a larger community center in a predominantly white neighborhood.But it isn’t as accessible for the elderly on the west side where Paul Winfield lives.He remembers when the community center first opened in the 1950s.“That building is an everyday user for the senior citizens in Galena Manor, and the senior citizens happen to be African American,” says Winfield. We’ve reached out to the Galena Park Mayor’s Office, but didn’t receive a response before deadline. 00:00 /01:19 Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the

first_img(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers in the Netherlands has found that if a running wheel is placed outdoors in a natural setting, wild animals will come and run on it. Neurophysiologists Johanna Meijer and Yuri Robbers describe in a paper they’ve had published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, how they set up running wheels in natural settings then filmed wild animals using the wheels. Scientists, researchers and animal rights advocates have argued over the years about the nature of mice running on wheels in their cages. Rights activists claim the running is a form or neurotic behavior brought about by living in the confines of a small cage. Some researchers, on the other hand, have suggested that the mice seemed to like, or enjoy running on the wheel, and even exhibited unhappy behavior if a wheel was removed. To learn more, Meijer and Robbers decided to carry out a very simple experiment—they set up a running wheel in their backyard, then used an infrared camera to capture on tape how animals in the wild would respond.To get things, rolling, so to speak, the researchers also laid down some food near the wheel to attract some animals. They also put the wheel inside an enclosure with a small entranceway to keep large animals from knocking the wheel on its side. Examination of the film showed that a lot of animals found the wheel, climbed on and began running on it. Granted, most of the animals were mice, but the camera also caught frogs, rats, shrews and even slugs. The frogs didn’t actually run, they simple hopped form one side to the other causing the wheel to roll back and forth, and the slugs appeared to arrive on the wheel by accident. Still, the results were so encouraging that the team set up another wheel and camera in a nearby dune area not accessible to the general public.In all the team recorded over 200,000 animals using one or the other of the wheels over a three year period. The main runners were mice, some of which jumped on, ran for a while, jumped off, then jumped back on and ran some more. One mouse ran for an incredible 18 minutes. Citation: Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the choice (w/ Video) (2014, May 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-animals-wild-wheel-choice-video.html Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B A frog using a running wheel. The researchers claim the animals ran on the wheels because they enjoyed it, which could be a little bit of anthropomorphizing, as no one has been able to prove that animals other than humans experience emotions. Still, the experiments should put to rest the argument about whether mice in the lab are running on wheels because they live in cages—they’ll do it anywhere they find one. A slug using a running wheel Shark Wheel on a roll to reinvent skateboarder experiencecenter_img More information: Wheel running in the wild, Published 21 May 2014 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0210AbstractThe importance of exercise for health and neurogenesis is becoming increasingly clear. Wheel running is often used in the laboratory for triggering enhanced activity levels, despite the common objection that this behaviour is an artefact of captivity and merely signifies neurosis or stereotypy. If wheel running is indeed caused by captive housing, wild mice are not expected to use a running wheel in nature. This however, to our knowledge, has never been tested. Here, we show that when running wheels are placed in nature, they are frequently used by wild mice, also when no extrinsic reward is provided. Bout lengths of running wheel behaviour in the wild match those for captive mice. This finding falsifies one criterion for stereotypic behaviour, and suggests that running wheel activity is an elective behaviour. In a time when lifestyle in general and lack of exercise in particular are a major cause of disease in the modern world, research into physical activity is of utmost importance. Our findings may help alleviate the main concern regarding the use of running wheels in research on exercise. A house mouse using a running wheel Explore further © 2014 Phys.org 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.last_img read more

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Dish it out

first_imgIf you have had enough of the regular Dominos and the Pizza Hut pizzas – the ones  which you leave out the crust and are more than often unhappy with the toppings? The Capital has had the luck to have a handful of places that serve you a perfect pizza that you will find very little to complain about. The thin crust, some really yummy cheese and some toppings you could die for. Fat Lulu’s in Gurgaon has won its own set of pizza loyalists and also a few from other parts of NCR, who often brave the traffic to get a bite of the ‘ thin crust NY style gourmet pizza’. As they put it – this pizzeria is inspired by the American culture of famous gangs and mobsters that originated from Italy and brought unique thin-crust style pizza with them to the streets of New York. With interiors that remind of a casual, cosy eatery in some corner of the Big Apple, Fat Lulu’s at DLF Shopping Mall, Arjun Marg, DLF Phase I, surprised us.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While they give you the option to create your own pizza with a choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian toppings and also a pick from six other kinds of cheese besides the mozarella – their own selections are quite a hit. The Soho (pepperoni, parma ham, ground lamb and Italian sausage) and Bronx (sour cream, mozarella, chicken, capsicum, onion and bacon) get our thumbs up in the meat lovers’ section. If you are the type to be adventurous – they have a very interesting shrimp pizza they call Park Avenue. For the vegetarians Fat Lulu’s vegetarian pizza is what we would suggest – it has Italian ratatouille – zucchini, bell peppers, mushroom and olives. And the classic Margherita is spot on – with the perfect thin crust and the cheese.Pizzas top their orders but they also have an impressive list of pastas and salads on offer as well.  With a 16 inch non-veg pizza available for Rs 800 and a non-veg pasta for Rs 300 (both without taxes)  the prices are decently easy on the pocket as well. The restaurant is hoping for a liquor license soon and one can enjoy their pizza with some chilled beer. Definitely something we would come back for!last_img read more

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VIDEO Mitt Romney heckling Russell Westbrook was one of many Game 4

first_img Advertisement Game 4 of the Russell Westbrook and the Thunder’s first round playoff series against the Jazz was an unmitigated disaster. OKC was dismantled in every conceivable fashion in front of the responsibly sauced crowd in Salt Lake. Westbrook scored 23, but was outplayed by rookie Donovan Mitchell, and by the end of the game was in full meltdown mode.Things went from bad to worse when Republican presidential candidate – and current U.S. Senate candidate – Mitt Romney started heckling Westbrook picked up his fourth foul late in the second quarter. Romney, who enjoys sport, unleashed the trash talk while wearing a Jazz jersey with his own name on the back over his button down. He reportedly thought the game was the bees knees, and seemed to enjoy mixing with the commoners.Any way you slice it, when Mitt freakin’ Romney is letting you have it, you’re losing. What a night in Utah. The Jazz now lead the series 3-1.Mitt Romney letting Russell Westbrook know he’s got 4 fouls… 😂 (via House of Highlights) pic.twitter.com/GJxIwpc4CB— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) April 24, 2018last_img read more

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Who the Heck Is Nick Szabo and Is He the Real Father

first_imgApril 16, 2014 4 min read If only Bitcoin could be paternity tested. Then we would know for sure if Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto really is its father. Or if it’s Three Men and a Bitcoin, a.k.a. Vladimir Oksman, Charles Bry and Neil King. Or the government. Or whomever.Or, now, if it’s Nick Szabo, the newest alleged founder flavor of the week.Forensic linguistics researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, England, have more than a hunch that Szabo, the genius academic who invented the Bitcoin precursor Bit Gold, could be the one — the mystery scribe of the 2008 whitepaper that led to the birth of Bitcoin, the digital currency perpetually on the tips of techie tongues.   Related: ‘I Did Not Create Bitcoin’: 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto’s Letter of DenialA team of 40 final-year students at the university’s Centre for Forensic Linguistics conducted a deepdive forensic linguistics study of Szabo’s blog posts and academic writings, along with those of 11 other suspected Bitcoin creators. They closely compared the subjects’ writings to Nakamoto’s landmark whitepaper and concluded that Szabo is most likely its author.“The number of linguistic similarities between Szabo’s writing and the Bitcoin paper is uncanny,” said the Aston students’ professor Dr. Jack Grieve in an announcement about “Project Bitcoin.” “None of the other possible authors were anywhere near as good of a match,” he said. “We are pretty confident that out of the list of people regularly referred to as possibilities, Nick Szabo is the main author of the paper, though we can’t rule out the possibility that others contributed.”  The linguistic parallels the researchers highlighted between Nakamoto and Szabo boil down to the use of some fairly common simple phrases, like “chain of,” “trusted third parties,” “for our purposes,” “need for,” “still,” “of course,” “as long as,” “such as,” and “only,” along with various punctuation patterns.Related: 3 Big Misconceptions About BitcoinWe’re not linguistics experts, not even close, but it seems a bit like the student sleuths were grasping at some pretty flimsy straws, just like everyone else trying to figure out who the true father of Bitcoin is.  Like Nakamoto, Szabo reportedly denies that he’s the mastermind behind Bitcoin. Smart move. We wouldn’t want to be chased by car and on foot through the streets of L.A. by a screaming mob of crypto-razzi either.Reporters are probably outside Szabo’s door right now, if they haven’t already paid him a visit or a few before.A researcher who goes by the name of Skye Grey argued on his blog on Dec. 1 last year that “Satoshi is Szabo himself.” Four days later Grey told TechCrunch editor John Biggs that he was “not certain it’s Nick Szabo” after all. He then laid out several “independent pieces of evidence” that he said “point” in Szabo’s direction. Related: 50 Insane Facts About BitcoinIt’s been said by several journalists and Bitcoin creator investigators that Szabo was a law professor at George Washington University. However, as pointed out by The Wall Street Journal today, officials at the university say they have “no records of his ever working there in that capacity.” Szabo did, however, graduate from the university in 2006 with a law degree.Bitcoin brain or not, whoever Nick Szabo is, everyone knows his name now.Related: Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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Egypt Scenes of celebration defiance in Cairo

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Comments   Share   4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Four benefits of having a wireless security system More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories center_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches CAIRO (AP) – The tens of thousands of Egyptians who packed Cairo’s Tahrir Square this time did so not to protest, but to celebrate the country’s first Islamist and civilian president-elect.Mohammed Morsi, who won this month’s runoff in Egypt’s first free presidential election, came to the epicenter of the nation’s uprising to speak to his supporters and stake his claim to power in the country. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Addressing the packed square, Morsi struck a defiant tone, vowing to fight for his authority in the face of the country’s ruling generals.He spoke in a booming voice. He raised his hands to the swarming crowd. He stepped out boldly in front of the podium and opened his jacket to show he wasn’t wearing a bulletproof vest, to show that he fears “no one but God.”The throngs of cheering supporters in the square raised their arms in triumph. They waved from balconies. They climbed palm trees to catch a glimpse of the man they had elected to lead the country.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

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FCm Named Worlds Leading Travel Management Company

first_imgFCm Travel Solutions’ general manager Middle East Andrew Boxall (far left) and director of FCm’s partner network in Europe, Middle East and Africa Brian Donnelly (far right) with World Travel Awards representatives, in Doha to collect the award for the World’s Leading Travel Management Company. Source = FCm Travel Solutions FCm Travel Solutions is celebrating a stellar performance in the World Travel Awards’ program after being named the World’s Leading Travel Management Company.FCm accepted the World Travel Awards’ global accolade for corporate travel management, at the Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Doha, Qatar, January 11. The announcement caps off a massive year of achievements for FCm, which in 2011 was also voted Europe’s Leading Travel Management Company, Asia’s Leading Travel Management Company, Australasia’s Leading Business Travel Agent and North America’s Leading Travel Management Company.FCm Travel Solutions’ global leader Gregory Lording said FCm was delighted to claim this new title after enjoying a solid winning streak in the World Travel Awards’ regional travel, tourism and hospitality award program in 2011.“The year has been a record year for FCm in terms of our performance on the world awards’ stage as well in other areas of our business,” Gregory said. “We’re thrilled to add this new global award to our collection of regional accolades and have been actively celebrating the win around our global network.“The award for the World’s Leading Travel Management Company recognises the professionalism of our travel teams throughout our global network and reinforces FCm’s growing brand and business presence in the global corporate travel arena. Since being launched to market in 2004, FCm has continued to strategically grow the network and now employs over six thousand people world-wide. FCm offers customers a truly global network spanning more than 75 countries.“Our broad geographical footprint, local knowledge and ability to tailor services to suit the needs of each customer have the company well placed for further growth and success in the future.”last_img read more

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