ONGC: Recruitment of Graduate Trainees

first_imgOil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) is looking for young Geo-scientists, Engineers, MBAs, and CAs/ICWAs with bright academic record to join the organization as Class-I executive (E-1) in the following disciplines – Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir, Chemistry, Programming, Production, Drilling, Cementing, Mechanical, Electrical, E&T, Instrumentation, Civil, Transport, Finance, HR, Materials Management, Medical & Security.The online registration to apply for the same began on August 4, 2012 and the last date to apply is August 26, 2012. The All India written test is scheduled for October 7, 2012.The pay scale will be in the grade of Rs. 24,900 – Rs 50,500 with an increment of 3% per year.Selection will be based on a written test, physical tests and a personal interview.For more details, click herelast_img read more

LeBron James’ new Lakers jersey supplants Curry’s as NBA’s top seller

first_imgMOST READ View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. Though LeBron James didn’t make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales. The NBA announced Thursday, April 25, 2019 that James had the most popular individual jersey during the regular season and that the Lakers sold the most team merchandise. They knocked off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who had been the most popular player and team for three consecutive seasons. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)NEW YORK — Though LeBron James didn’t make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales.The NBA announced Thursday that James had the most popular individual jersey during the regular season and that the Lakers sold the most team merchandise. They knocked off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who had been the most popular player and team for three consecutive seasons.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES The top five players for jersey sales were James and Curry followed by Giannis Antetokounmpo at No. 3, Kyrie Irving at No. 4 and Joel Embiid at No. 5. Antetokounmpo and Embiid both reached their highest rankings. Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the season, concluded his career at No. 11.The top five teams for merchandise sales were the Lakers, Golden State, Boston, Philadelphia and Milwaukee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

dSPACE: high-voltage electric motor and battery emulation

first_imgdSPACE recently complemented its product portfolio for the simulation of electric drives. The hardware-in-the-loop systems from dSPACE now allow for the highly dynamic emulation of electric motor and battery components with voltages up to 800 V, which means that all drive components of hybrid and fully electric drives can be represented with a real energy flow. These power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) capabilities make dSPACE a unique provider of single-source, ready-to-use simulation solutions for the complete range of electric vehicle drives.The new high-voltage load hardware features a compact design and modular setup. The compact units can be flexibly used with regard to currents, number of phases, as well as the type of voltage source to be emulated. Using the same hardware for the emulation of loads, such as electric motors, and sources, such as batteries and the AC grid, makes the systems cost-effective and easy to maintain. The energy flow in the system circulates without complex grid feedback, leading to additional efficiency and minimum load on the mains supply. An open (Simulink/Xilinx) library from dSPACE provides the required simulation models, from FPGA models for motors and incremental encoders to the dSPACE Automotive Simulation Models for batteries and complete powertrains.Thanks to their high dynamics and low self-inductance, the high-voltage loads can emulate variable motor inductances. In addition, high-frequency rotating fields and all operation points of an electric motor can be emulated, both in motor and generator operation. By frontloading the conventional dynamometer testing to emulators, the high-voltage electronic loads integrate seamlessly into hardware-in-the-loop validation. Because the currents can be emulated precisely, it is possible to display ripple currents as well as harmonic frequencies, which allows for testing the latest control concepts. Furthermore, it is possible to emulate many important aspects for fault simulation, such as leakage currents, zero currents, or current-limited short circuits. The integrated monitoring and limiting of voltages, currents, and temperatures protects the connected electronic control units (ECUs) at all times.With its many years of experience in emulating low-voltage electric drive components, dSPACE was able to transfer its extensive know-how including all its benefits to high-voltage applications. For many of the key technologies, dSPACE has filed patent applications and it has optimized these technologies for drive applications. Moreover, the new high-voltage loads are also suitable for other application areas, such as testing industrial inverters, DC/DC converters, wind and solar energy inverters, or emulating alternating current grids.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous TPG Capital completes acquisition of Wind RiverNext Fujitsu announces FRAM with capacity of 8 Mbitlast_img read more

Huddersfield vs Chelsea: Team news & TV guide

first_imgHuddersfield Town v Chelsea Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Goal 21:00 12/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Getty Images Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Chelsea Huddersfield Town Premier League Antonio Conte declared his team out of the Premier League title race after Saturday’s defeat, but the Blues will still be hoping for a quick response Chelsea are looking to recover from their surprise defeat at West Ham when they visit Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.Antonio Conte admitted his side’s hopes of holding onto the Premier League crown were killed off by Marko Arnautovic’s early opener, but the Blues still have to ensure they finish in the top four.They remain three points behind Manchester United, with Liverpool, Arsenal Tottenham and Burnley lingering just below them, meaning they need to bounce back against their 12th-place hosts. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Huddersfield vs Chelsea Date Tuesday, December 12 Time 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Eden Hazard Chelsea 2017In the United Kingdom (UK), viewers can watch live on television on BT Sport as well as being able to stream live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app In the United States (US), the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Huddersfield players Goalkeepers Lossi, Coleman, Green, Schofield Defenders Smith, Malone, Cranie, Lowe, Schindler, Jorgensen, Stankovic, Hadergjonaj, Hefele Midfielders Whitehead, Hogg, Billing, Mooy, Sabiri, Van La Parra, Williams, Ince, Palmer Forwards Kachunga, Depoitre, Quaner, Mounie, Lolley Huddersfield are still without midfielder Philip Billing through injury, while Kasey Palmer will be unavailable due to conditions of his loan deal from Chelsea, but they welcome Rajiv van La Parra back from a three-game suspension. Potential Huddersfield starting XI: Lossl; Smith, Zanka, Schinder, Lowe; Mooy, Hogg, Kachunga, Ince, Van La Parra; Mounie. Position Chelsea players Goalkeepers Caballero, Courtois, Eduardo Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Clarke-Salter, Sterling Midfielders Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Scott, Ampadu, Kenedy Forwards Batshuayi David Luiz is expected to be absent yet again as he continues to struggle with a knee injury, but Danny Drinkwater could be back after missing the last game with a virus.Charly Musonda and Kenedy could also return after playing for the development squad last week, but Alvaro Morata misses out with a back complaint.Potential Chelsea starting XI: .Courtous; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Hazard, BatshuayiBETTING & MATCH ODDS David Wagner Huddersfield TownChelsea are considered 2/5 favourites to win, with Huddersfield 8/1 and a draw comes in at 7/2.Click here to see all the dabblebet markets for the game, including correct score predictions and more.GAME PREVIEW Antonio ConteAntonio Conte warned his side to “find the solution early” to prevent another unexpected loss like Saturday’s and demanded to see a response on Tuesday.He may have conceded defeat in Chelsea’s bid to defend the Premier League crown, but they have a lot to build towards after being paired with Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League.In Huddersfield, they face a more manageable challenge, though, and Cesar Azpilicueta believes it is their chance to show they are a big team.”Big teams, after a defeat, we have to answer in a strong way,” he told Chelsea’s website. ‘We know it is a tough place. We have the character and hopefully we can get the three points.”We are in December and we cannot think more than this. We have a tough game against Huddersfield, we will try to get the three points on the road and get back to winning ways and keep going, keep pushing”David Wagner has already guided Huddersfield to a home win over Manchester United and they brought an end to a four-game losing streak at the weekend with a 2-0 win over Brighton.With four wins and two draws from their eight games, they have shown to be difficult to get beyond in their own stadium and Wagner hopes to see a repeat of that this week.”We had our experiences as well – especially at home – against the big teams and Chelsea is one of the biggest, maybe the biggest, team in England because they are the team who won the title last season,” he told reporters.”To play this at home at the John Smith’s Stadium with our supporters, under floodlights – it will be an exciting evening and night for all of us and hopefully we can make it into a successful night for us as well.”This is our aim – even if we know this is one of the biggest tasks we can have.”But we will be there and we will try our best.”last_img read more

10 months agoSuper agent Raiola on Napoli defender Koulibaly: A problem for all club owners and players

first_imgSuper agent Raiola on Napoli defender Koulibaly: A problem for all club owners and playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Mino Raiola fears for Italian football after the incidents around Inter Milan’s victory over Napoli on Boxing Day.Inter’s 1-0 win against Napoli was marred by four fans being stabbed outside San Siro, one dying from a collision with a van and Kalidou Koulibaly receiving racist abuse from Nerazzurri supporters.“Racism is ignorance by definition,” he told ANSA.“It’s difficult to talk to the ignorant, but we must always fight against them and be united together.“Having said that, where is the government, both the real one and the one in football? Where is the union? Where are the unity and solidarity between all the players and clubs?“This is a problem for all club owners and players. If Italy fails to defeat this cancer then it has no future in football.“Football is the mirror of society. It takes a unique objective, bravery, good ideas and b***s.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Some Fans Think Alabama Football Could Be Connected To LeBron James’s NBA Finals Loss

first_imgLeBron James holding a microphone during an interview.LeBron James and Alabama football have shared a weirdly symbiotic championship relationship, going back to James’ time with the Heat. That ended this year.When Alabama captured the national title back in January, it was good news for superstitious fans of King James and the Cavaliers. Going back to 2012, whenever Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide won the title, LeBron won the NBA Finals.That lined up perfectly in 2012 and 2013, when both sides went back-to-back. Alabama missed out on the championship in 2014 and 2015; those years, James lost to the Spurs, made his move to Cleveland, and then lost to the Warriors in the first of four match-ups.In 2016, the Tide beat Clemson for a title. LeBron, Kyrie Irving, and company came back from down 3-1 to beat the Warriors.Last year, Clemson got its revenge, and so did the Warriors. This year broke the streak, with an Alabama national championship and a James Finals loss.So what changed? In reality, this was all just coincidence. However, that hasn’t stopped some from pointing to an interesting headline from earlier this spring.In April, James’s media company “Uninterrupted” sent Alabama football a cease-and-desist.In late March, Alabama football launched a video series called “Shop Talk,” which featured Alabama greats discussing football in the program’s barber shop. It was pretty familiar to a series that James does.Uninterrupted has a video series called “The Shop,” in which James talks to fellow athletes, business partners, and others about a variety of topics.It isn’t the most original idea in either case, but the aesthetics were pretty similar. James and Uninterrupted sent this letter after Alabama’s video:On Monday, “Uninterrupted” sent a letter to Alabama addressing concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property appropriation.“The Shop” was developed by James and “Uninterrupted” co-founder Maverick Carter. Its first episode, which premiered during the 2017 NBA Finals, generated approximately 4 million views across and ESPN’s YouTube channel, according to a copy of the letter obtained by ESPN.“Your continued exploitation of ‘Shop Talk’ infringes ‘Uninterrupted’s’ copyright, trademark rights and other valuable intellectual property rights in ‘The Shop’ and significantly damages ‘Uninterrupted’s’ commercial prospects for ‘The Shop,’” the letter reads, in part.In response, Nick Saban had this to say in a press conference.“I’m sorry that anybody could be offended by something that we were just having fun with, and I enjoyed it and we’re going to continue to do it.”Again, coincidence, or did Saban and Alabama put some sort of curse on LeBron? Fans on Twitter are skeptical:I told y’all BRON wasn’t gone win a title this year cause he tried to sue Bama… smh— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) June 9, 2018Maybe LeBron shouldn’t of sued Alabama over that dumb barber shop thing earlier in the season.— Paul Bryant Davidson (@paulbd) June 9, 2018This could have all been avoided if Lebron didn’t go after Alabama and their Shop Talk videos…— Hayden Kestle (@HaydenKesselhof) June 9, 2018If LeBron wouldn’t have went after Bama, he would have won the finals the same year Alabama won the National Championship. #poorlebron— Dale Mahathey (@DaleMahathey) June 9, 2018This marks the first year LeBron hasn’t won a title the same year Alabama won. Could the uninterrupted lawsuit be a reason?— Mr. HEAVY Handles (@HEAVYHandleHoop) June 9, 2018Considering the Warriors were just a much better team overall, it is probably the former, but the latter is certainly more fun to think about. To be safe, we probably shouldn’t go crossing Alabama football anytime soon.last_img read more

Red The Angry Bird Goes Green In Support Of Signing Of Paris

first_imgIn honor of Earth Day and the historic signing of the Paris agreement on climate change last week, Red the Angry Bird continues to support the United Nations as part of their Angry Birds for a Happy Planet campaign.To commemorate the day the United Nations Postal Administration has issued special edition stamps featuring Red, and a new Public Service Announcement video, featuring the U.S. voice talent from “The Angry Birds Movie,” Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Maya Rudolph, was also released to support the Paris agreement.The Paris agreement sends a clear signal that the transformation of the global economy to low-emission, climate-resilient growth is inevitable, beneficial and already under way. To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited all Heads of State and Government to participate in the signing ceremony. A record number of well over 165 countries are expected to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters today.Red, who was appointed Honorary Ambassador for Green on the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations on March 20, 2016, “toured” in over 20 countries to promote the #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet campaign aimed at promoting the International Day of Happiness and encouraging people to take action against climate change and its impacts. The campaign, a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Foundation, asks the general public across the world to make the Angry Birds happy by taking actions on climate change and its impacts and sharing their photos and commitments on social media using the hashtag, which has made close to 600 million impressions so far.The honorary ambassadorship was announced by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters in New York with Sudeikis, Gad, Rudolph and “The Angry Birds Movie” filmmakers John Cohen, Catherine Winder and Mikael Hed in attendance last month.The commemorative stamps feature Red taking action to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #13 on climate action, which includes suggestions to: • Walk, cycle, or take public transport • Conserve water • Reduce, reuse, recycle • Bring your own reusable bag to the store • Turn off the lights and unplug • Plant a garden or treeStamps are available for purchase online or at the United Nations stamp counters in New York, Geneva and Vienna.“Further to the tremendous honor bestowed upon Red from ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, we are excited to continue our support for the United Nations in its efforts against climate change and to help share the message that we need to make every day Earth Day,” said John Cohen, producer of “The Angry Birds Movie.”“The creative community makes an indelible impact on the hearts and minds of people of all ages,” added Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division of the UN’s Department of Public Information. “We are grateful to Red and our friends at Sony Pictures for putting their talents and resources behind a fun and meaningful drive encouraging all of us to take responsibility for our planet’s health. As long as these issues exist, I hope we can count on the entertainment industry to use its megaphone in this way.”For more information: read more

Experts tell inquiry to enforce Canadas Human Right obligations

first_imgTom Fennario APTN NewsA Manitoba professor says housing, education and health services are not policy issues – but human rights issues.“Sometimes, particularly when we refer to human rights there’s this idea that they’re just moral precepts and what Canada could be doing or should be doing, when in fact they are law with binding obligations,” Brenda Gunn told the inquiry on day three of the hearings in Wendat.Gunn recommends the inquiry identify Canada’s human rights obligations, and then hold the country to read more

Report China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

first_imgBEIRUT — The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by growing sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of state and non-state actors using them in regional conflicts.That’s according to a new report by the Royal United Services Institute, or RUSI. The report was released on Monday. It found that more and more Mideast countries have acquired armed drones, either by importing them or by building them domestically.China has exploited America’s selective drone export policy to become an increasingly influential player in meeting demand.The report, entitled “Armed Drones in the Middle East: Proliferation and Norms in the Region,” says China is likely to continue playing a key role as supplier of armed UAVs to the region.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Too much needless NHS treatment says Royal College as it draws up

first_imgstatins  Simon Stevens GP earnings are linked to meeting NHS targets, which include those for drug prescribing Credit:Alamy  It came as Simon Stevens, head of the NHS, said GPs were being driven by “box ticking” systems – which link their pay to treatment targets – which would now be phased out.The list drawn up by medics includes a string of investigative procedures which it says are of little or no benefit. For example, patients with lower back pain should not be offered X-rays, unless there are other concerning symptoms, the report says, while children suffering “buckle” fractures do not need plaster casts.In other cases, it says patients should be told more about the side-effects they may face before deciding whether to embark on treatment.Most controversially, it suggests chemotherapy for advanced cancer should be carefully considered, as “benefit is likely to be small, and the harm may be great,” the report says.It also recommends against regular scans for terminally ill patients, and routine checks for patients who have undergone cataracts and other common forms of surgery.Dame Sue said the changes were not primarily about saving the NHS money, but about having an “intelligent conversation” with patients.“Patients should ask ‘what would happen if I do nothing?’” she said.In time, the Academy will draw up a list of up to 150 treatments in common use which should be reconsidered, she said. NHS sign Fertility  “We all have a duty to look after resources in healthcare, especially when the NHS is under so much pressure, but that’s not the main motivation for this initiative,” Dame Sally said.“What’s much more important is that both doctors and patients really question whether the particular treatment is really necessary. Medicine or surgical interventions don’t need to be the only solution offered by a doctor and more certainly doesn’t always mean better.”Making better decisions would speed up access to treatment for other patients, in need, she said.“For some of these treatments it would simply be better for the patients if they weren’t being used,” she said. “In others, the fact you are giving them to patients who do not need them is meaning that the patients who do need them need to wait longer.” The new campaign urges patients to ask questions of doctors when treatment is recommendedCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA center_img Fertility charities say IVF ratioining is the worst it has been for more than a decade Credit:PA  The intervention follows a survey of 500 doctors which found 83 per cent had prescribed or carried out treatments they considered unnecessary.The research by the Medix consultancy found that 20 per cent of cases involved antibiotics, while 16 per cent related to X-rays, and 14 per cent to CT scans or blood tests.Overall, 63 per cent of doctors polled said they had proceeded with treatments or prescriptions because of fear of litigation, with just as many saying they had been driven by patient pressures. When it came specifically to decisions to order interventions which were thought to be needless, patient expectations were the key factor cited.Dame Sue said too many doctors were ordering interventions from force of habit, or in order to satisfy patient expectations.Adrienne Betteley, From Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Every single person living with cancer, regardless of what stage they are at, should have access to the treatment and the support they need.“Chemotherapy is a crucial part of cancer treatment, having had an enormous impact on rising survival rates over the years,” she said. “However, it can result in severe side effects therefore, it’s important that health care professionals consider the full impact when delivering something so powerful.”Last year the NHS recorded a deficit of £2.45bn – the highest in its history – amid deepening rationing of treatments, including IVF and cataracts, as services draw up plans to attempt to reduce spending.The academy said doctors needed to help the NHS spend money wisely, but said the needs of patients must be put first. The head of the NHS, Simon Stevens, last week said a system of performance pay for GPs had “descended into too much of a box ticking exercise”Credit:PA  Doctors are giving too many patients tests and drugs they do not need, senior medics have warned, as they published a list of 40 treatments which should no longer be in routine use.The unprecedented intervention by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC) follows research which found doctors commonly ordering X-ray, scans and drugs, in cases they believed to be pointless.More than six in 10 medics said their decisions had been driven by a fear of litigation, with just as many saying they ordered interventions because they felt under pressure from patients.The Academy – which represents all 21 medical royal colleges in the UK – has today drawn up a list of 40 treatments and procedures which it says are of little or no benefit to patients.Prof Dame Sue Bailey, AMRC chairman, said doctors and patients should question whether interventions were “really necessary” before embarking on tests and treatments. It came as a study suggested that up to 46,000 patients a year are dying because NHS treatments are not as good as those available in other countries.Former cabinet minister Owen Paterson said it was time to “debunk the myth” that the UK has the best healthcare system in the world.The study examined 32 countries, for treatment of a range of diseases, ranking the UK 23rd or lower for each condition. Speaking at the launch of the report by think tank UK2020, Mr Paterson said it was considered “almost unpatriotic” to criticise the NHS, which was preventing improvement being made.An independent review of drugs access, commissioned by the Government, today pledges  to speed up access to new advances in treatment.The report said streamlined processes could bring forward access to new drugs by up to four years.Health Minister Lord Prior said: “This Government has a strong commitment to the life sciences and to building a long-term partnership with the life sciences industry. We are determined to make the UK the best place in the world to develop new drugs and other products that can transform the health of patients.”Treatments and investigations that may bring “little or no benefit to patients,” according to the Academy of Medical Royal collegesX-rays for lower back pain, if no other concerning featuresPlaster casts for children suffering small wrist fractures which will heal themselves with a removable splintChemotherapy for those in the final months of terminal cancerBlood tests to diagnose the menopause, if women are over 45 and suffering typical symptomsAspirin, heparin or progesterone to reduce the chance of miscarriagesThe new campaign Choosing Wisely urges patients to ask doctors five questions when seeking treatment. These are:Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure?What are the risks or downsides?What are the possible side effects?Are there simpler, safer options?What will happen if I do nothing? Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Juvenile offenders were sent to their rooms for up to 2 hours

first_imgRead: Bed available at Oberstown for young boy following judge’s comments>Read: Funding secured to end detention of children in adult prison A REPORT FROM the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) recommended that a “points system”, where children are sent to their rooms for half an hour up to 4 times a day, “needed to cease”.The system, which has since been removed, was in place to allow staff to discuss the behaviour of offenders, a HIQA report into Oberstown House in Lusk said.The HIQA report was published this week, finding that the school staff had fully implemented all of the thirteen recommendations made in an action plan for the facility. That plan was made in response to an earlier inspection at the facility, which was carried out in November 2011.That inspection recommended that the school should offer more independence and privacy to young people,  should more closely analyse complaints made by detainees and should ensure that young people were afforded outdoor opportunities. All of those recommendations were met, as well as recommendations regarding the food available at the centre and a review of the use of restraints.The inspection added that young people at the North Dublin facility attend school more regularly and enjoy it more.Oberstown has recently been criticised by a  Children’s Court judge for having open beds that are not being used because of a staff rostering issue. This was raised in the report, which said that the school should ensure that staffing deployed in an effective way to meet the needs of children.Overall, the report said, children and young people were well cared for. Children told the two HIQA inspectors that they felt that staff were “kind, interested in them and their future lives”, adding that the overall attendance in school had significantly improved.Fíona Ní Chinnéide of the Irish Penal Reform Trust said that the report was “broadly positive” and “shows improvement”.last_img read more

Le pigment roux à lorigine de la détérioration des yeux

first_imgLe pigment roux à l’origine de la détérioration des yeux ?Des scientifiques cherchant les causes de cataracte chez des oiseaux ont décelé le rôle d’un pigment spécifique dans le processus.C’est à une drôle de conclusion que l’équipe du Dr Ismael Galvan, de l’Université Paris XI, est arrivée en cherchant à déterminer la cause de la cataracte chez les oiseaux. En procédant à une analyse sur de nombreuses espèces, il s’est retrouvé face à un fait assez édifiant : ce sont les oiseaux qui présentent des plumes oranges, rouges ou marrons qui sont le plus touchés par des problèmes de vision, relaye la BBC.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En s’intéressant plus spécifiquement à ces espèces, il a surtout réussi à isoler un caratère commun à toutes, la présence d’un pigment, la phéomelanine. Cette dernière est la même que celle responsable de la coloration rousse des cheveux et des tâches de rousseur chez l’être humain. Mais pourquoi donc ce “pigment roux” est-il responsable de ces problèmes ?Ismael Galvan explique que “la production de phéomelanine consume une part d’un antioxydant qui joue un rôle dans la protection des yeux de la cataracte”. Un chercheur qui pense que ses travaux pourraient bien servir à comprendre le développement du phénomène chez l’humain, et pourquoi pas trouver le moyen de le contrecarrer.Le 26 avril 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Smart Gaming Chairs For Your Dumb Gaming Butt

first_imgBig Joe Dorm ChairWhile other chairs on this list look like intimidating robots for grown-ups, we appreciate the unpretentious bean bag look and feel of the Big Joe Dorm Chair. It’s just a huge comfortable sack you plop yourself down in. It may not be the healthiest option, but you’re already embracing a sedentary gaming lifestyle anyway. And its price isn’t in the triple digits, which is appealing since you could always just sit on the ground for free. X Rocker Pro Series Pedestal 2.1The X Rocker Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 might be the smartest chair on this list. Along with being a substantial and comfortable chair, it also has an array of built-in ports and receivers for connecting to wired and wireless speakers as well as other chairs. It even has speakers and sub-woofers of its own.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Geek Pick: SecretLab Titan Is a Next-Gen Gaming ChairGEEK PICK: GT Throne As one member of a pretty small team sent to cover this year’s E3, I had to selectively pick my battles. There was no way I could play or see everything, so I had to focus on stories that mattered like Super Mario Odyssey, the Xbox One X, and John Wick VR parties. That means I saw tons of invites sadly roll through my inbox that I knew I couldn’t get to because I wouldn’t have time. It was like Craigslist Missed Connections for cool video game demos.One product category I routinely but reluctantly skipped was gaming chairs. Having an excuse to get off my feet at E3 would’ve been heavenly, and I was genuinely curious to see how one innovates the fundamental experience of sitting down. What do companies think gamers value when it comes to butt comfort? What do I want in a chair when I willing to pay for something a little fancier than a wooden stool carved from the stump of my beloved, exploited Giving Tree?E3 may be over, but these chair conundrums remain. There are a bunch of gaming chairs out there, but which one is the smartest purchase for your dumb ass? After all, sitting is the new cancer. So sit down, shut up, and check out some of our picks for gaming chairs.Cougar Armor Gaming ChairAt first, I thought this chair protected you from thirsty moms but nope. The Cougar Armor Gaming Chair is highly adjustable when it comes to reclining, height, and even armrest dimensions. And it provides plenty of support for sensitive areas like the upper and lower back. Noblechairs Epic SeriesGaming chairs don’t shy away from their pseudo-throne nature (although thankfully less sharp and pointy than the Iron Throne), that their true purpose is to bestow singular comfort and status to the very important person sitting in them. Between its diamond stitching, faux-leather texture, “inspired by luxury sports car interiors,” and even its name, the Noblechair Epic Series totally wants to make you a modern monarch. Stay on target GTracing Ergonomic Office Chair Racing ChairDespite how hilarious that picture above is, with the bro doing serious business in his bright red gaming chair, chairs like the GTracing Ergonomic Office Racing Chair demonstrate that these products really don’t have to be just for gaming. They are great for sitting in all kinds of contexts. AKRACING AK-5050 Ergonomic Series Racing Gaming Office Executive ChairThe real point of gaming chairs is to provide ergonomic solutions to alleviate bad posture problems that come from sitting down and playing a video game all day. The AKRACING AK-5050 Ergonomic Series Racing Gaming Office Executive Chair, with its solid construction and support, is a great example of those solutions. Lifeform Stealth Gaming ChairOne of the pricier chairs on this list, the Lifeform Stealth Gaming Chair packs in features you may not notice at first but soon become impossible to live without. Along with typical adjustment options, the chair is padded with memory foam that conforms to your body and prevents overheating.last_img read more

Tottenham is the new International Champions Cup king

first_imgThe English club won the friendly tournament for the first time and is the second Premier League team to do soAfter many matches played not only in the United States but also worldwide, the International Champions Cup is now over.English club Tottenham Hotspur has been crowned champion of the first worldwide edition.The ICC is a friendly tournament where the best teams in the world battle for pre-season glory.Spurs are the second Premier League club to win the tournament, with Manchester United having done so in the 2014 North America and Europe competition.Tottenham destroyed Roma 4-1 in their first match in San Diego, California.This match was key to the Premier League club winning the tournament thanks to the goal difference.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.Then the team went to tie 2-2 against Barcelona in Pasadena in regular time.But the match went to penalty kicks and the Catalan side won 5-3.And to close the friendly tournament, the Spurs were able to beat AC Milan 1-0 in Minneapolis.What a tournament it has been! Congratulations, @SpursOfficial, you are this year’s International Champions Cup winners! ??Well done to all the teams involved. It’s been a blast. See you in 2019!#ICC2018 #ChampionsMeetHere— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) August 11, 2018last_img read more

Car goes underneath tractor trailer in I5 crash in Vancouver

first_imgA Vancouver man suspected of intoxicated driving was injured late Tuesday when he lost control of his car and it went underneath a tractor trailer, according to Washington State Patrol.Jacob Campbell, 22, was driving a 1991 Pontiac Firebird north on Interstate 5 just after 10 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle near Northeast 99th Street, the patrol said. The vehicle crossed the freeway from left to right and then back toward the median. The Firebird then slid under the trailer of a 2011 Freightliner and was run over by its rear wheels, according to WSP.Campbell was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Wednesday. He was cited by police for driving under the influence, according to WSP.The driver of the Freightliner was not injured.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday May 17 2019

first_imgCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Alaska lawmakers say compromise crime bill repeals Senate Bill 91 The compromise bill, which repeals a controversial criminal justice reform law passed in 2016, would lead to longer criminal sentences. The Alaska Legislature plans to take it up next week. US House bill clears path for Alaska tribes to put land in trust Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. Two of Alaska’s biggest exports are caught up in the US and China trade dispute Legislature passes bill allowing Alaska State Fair, ski areas to serve alcohol An Anchorage singer-songwriter is the winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert contest. Quinn Christopherson beat out 6,000 entries from around the world with a song called “Erase Me”, recorded in front of the huge, famous Sydney Laurence painting at the Anchorage Museum. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski helped the Senate confirm President Trump’s 65th federal trial court judge. The nominee, Wendy Vitter, overcame substantial criticism from abortion rights groups. As President Donald Trump’s trade dispute with China continues to drag out, some of Alaska’s biggest exports expect to be hit with even steeper tariffs than they’ve seen in recent months. What used to be a fast-growing community during the gold rush in the early 1900s, the Village of Solomon is now only inhabited seasonally with no year-round residents. Located about 30 miles east of Nome, this community now seeks to return to its former status as a city. Leila Kheiry, KRBD – Ketchikan The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a bill that would clear a legal cloud over whether Alaska tribes can put land in trust, giving them the authority to govern over that land. In the aftermath of Monday’s fatal mid-air floatplane collision, Ketchikan residents did what they always do. They helped. Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. Murkowski sticks with GOP to confirm anti-abortion nominee to bench Aspiring to have a ‘live city again,’ Solomon moves forward on path to renewable energy On Wednesday, on the last day of its regular session, the Alaska Legislature passed a bill allowing businesses like the Alaska State Fair and others to continue selling alcohol. Residents step up to help victims of Southeast plan collision Anchorage musician Quinn Christopherson wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert contest Davis Hovey, KNOM – Nome Adelyn Baxter, KTOO – Juneaulast_img read more

In the Few Minutes You Werent Watching the Connected Future Arrived

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. I’m a futurist and IoT obsessed. The implications for a connected world are limitless. Our world is already so awesome, and is only getting better with our crazy advances in technology. In our pockets alone, we hold the computing power of what the most advanced countries held at their highest governmental levels just 20 short years ago. We have driverless cars cruising the streets, voice command everything, sensors that control anything, and just recently the Back to the Future II hover board was finally released!I’ve been waiting for it since I saw the movie as a kid.For those of us reading between the Google (Alphabet) lines, some subtle but huge moves are taking place: first off, they just released their new Internet of Things (IoT) operating system called Brillo, they’ve logged thousands of automated vehicle driving hours, stealthily rolling out expansion plans for their lightning fast Internet network called Google Fiber, and enhancing Google Glass to make it more sleeker and fashionable.Related: Google Changed Glass’s Name to a Migraine SymptomTo recap: we have an operating system that will allow connecting to anything and everything, automated vehicles that drive themselves, lightning fast Internet networks and wearable glasses that give you instant Internet connection with voice command. Alphabet is positioning itself to roll out some serious connectivity.In addition to all the above, check out these other IoT companies making some cool moves:1. Notion.Notion is a tiny sensor the size of an Oreo cookie, with eight sensors to monitor and control your home.Notion can detect hundreds of different household events. For example, if your water heater leaks, if your garage door is left open, if a liquor or gun cabinet is opened, or if the lights are left on in the living room. This tiny, smart, multi-function sensor can easily be placed anywhere. Notion can be moved to new locations at any time, and is capable of detecting acceleration, water leaks, temperature, sound, natural frequency and much more.This device sends alerts directly to a phone, tablet or computer via email, text, or push notification. Alerts can also be sent directly to family members, friends, or neighbors who the user trusts to ensure critical events are not left unattended to. Notion gets smarter over time as it starts to recognize how you live your life. The system is smart enough to know who has entered a home and knows when to send and not send alerts.2. Cleu.Cleu is the new smart alarm clock. It automates your smart home devices the moment you wake up and connects with everything. Cleu connects with Nest, and allows you to wake up comfortably by setting your thermostat to your preferred temperature the moment your alarm goes off. Cleu connects with Hue, which allows you to preset lighting ambiance to different alarms you’ve set at different times of the day. Cleu even connects directly with your schedule, so that your first appointments for the day can be pulled directly from your calendar and displayed on the home screen. Pretty nifty.Related: Out of the Loop on the Internet of Things? Here’s a Brief Guide.3. Scanalytics.Scanalytics is part of Microsoft’s new Internet of Things accelerator. The company’s flagship product is an intelligent floor mat called the SoleSensor, which measures foot traffic. As described on the website, it works like a touch screen for the floor and the company claims that it can measure 100percent of foot traffic in an area, down to each individual step.The opportunity with SoleSensor for business is huge, especially in retail, because SoleSensor can gauge what part of the store customers are frequenting and even connect with other devices to prompt actions based on customer behavior.Here is an example displayed on the website: “When someone is standing in front of this product for longer than one minute, display competitive pricing information and send a text to a nearby sales associate.”4. Chui.Chui is a smart doorbell. More importantly, however, is what the company is doing with its software. Chui uses facial recognition technology to turn your face, and the faces of those you allow, to become the keys that unlock a door. Additionally, Chui also allows two-way video calls through the device so users can chat with their visitors from their phone. Users can also control the door systems via their smartphones, and allow visitors to enter remotely.5. Neura.Neura is another cool example of total connectivity. Neura connects your individual devices, frequently-visited places and people close to you. Neura users assign the important connections between the different inputs and tracks your daily routines and interactions.With your permission, Neura will then improve your daily life through automation. The more people, places, devices and feedback you provide, the smarter Neura gets. As noted on the website, It can notify your friends and family of certain daily events it detects. For example, you can notify your best friend every time you arrive at a meeting place, or get an automatic notification every time your kids get home from school. So, the more you use it, the better it understands your daily routines and interactions to recommend ways to improve your daily life through its automation.It’s fun and exciting to see the future being built right before our eyes. This is an amazing time to be an entrepreneur. Figure out what products you want to use in your life, and go build them.Related: Roomba Once Was Blind, But Now It Sees 5 min read September 18, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

Shopper buys traffic warden a doughnut as a thank you and returns

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA shopper who bought a traffic warden a cake to thank him for allowing her to park for free returned to her car to find a parking ticket. Christine Spanner says she was shopping in Derbyshire but when she she arrived at the car park the machines were out of order. A nearby parking attendant told her that cars were only allowed to park for free for an hour, and even though the machines weren’t working, he would issue tickets to anyone who overstayed, reports the  Derby Telegraph  . But after a brief chat, Mrs Spanner, 66, said she was told by the warden that he would use his powers of discretion and that she could take her time without worrying about getting a parking tickets. Mrs Spanner said: “I went down to Birds and bought him a cream doughnut. I said ‘here you are, I’ve bought you a cake, all you need now is a nice cup of tea with that’.” Driver named following fatal collision The parking machine at Market Place car park, Heanor, was out of order when Christine arrived The incident happened in Heanor in December 2017. But she said if she sees him again he will be in trouble. She joked: “I’ll give him another cream cake, but I won’t be giving it to him nicely, it’ll be in his face – like you see on the TV.” A spokesman for Amber Valley Borough Council said an appeals process for incorrectly-issued tickets is detailed on the reverse of the pay and display machines. Read MoreWhere in the UK you’re most likely to get a parking ticket, and what for   He said: “Should members of the public find that no pay and display machines are working within a particular car park, if they telephone the number provided on the signage and give their registration number, they will be able to park in accordance with all other restrictions, such as the maximum stay.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Christine was livid to find her car had been ticketed after all (Image: Derby Telegraph / BPM Media) However, when Mrs Spanner, returned to her car an hour and 20 minutes later, she was shocked to find a parking ticket pinned to her windscreen. She said: “My friend thought there was a thank-you note on my car. Read MoreThis is how you can appeal an unfair penalty as the number of private parking tickets increase   “But it was a ticket! I was fuming, to be honest. I went driving around to find him. I was absolutely livid. I couldn’t believe he had given me a parking ticket when he’d said it was OK for me to stay.” Mrs Spanner, who decided to speak out after reading about another parking ticket row in her area, said she has been unable to find the warden again. Police search for missing womanlast_img read more