Patient ‘beaten up’ by doctor in Cuttack

first_imgIn yet another shocking incident, a patient on Thursday alleged that he was mercilessly beaten up by a senior doctor of SCB Medical College and Hospital’s nephrology department. The patient, a native of Baragarh district, alleged that when he came for further treatment on Thursday, Prof. Chittaranjan Kar slapped and kicked him saying why he had not come on the day when he has outdoor duty. However, Prof. Kar denied the allegations, saying he never assaulted the patient. Hospital Superintendent Prof. Shyama Kanungo confirmed that she had received a complaint in this regard.last_img

Simmons’ late FTs gives 76ers win over Bulls

first_imgPhiladelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons (25) scores off a lob pass from Joel Embiid a Chicago Bulls’ David Nwaba (11) and Lauri Markkanen watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Chicago. The 76ers won 116-115. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — Ben Simmons couldn’t recall winning a game from the free throw line at any level before Thursday night.Still, the rookie stepped to the line with the confidence of a veteran.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Simmons scored a career-high 32 points, making two free throws with 5.6 seconds left to complete Philadelphia’s rally from five points down in the final minute, and the 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 116-115.“Stepping up to the line, I knew I was going to knock ’em down. You have to have that mentality,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJoel Embiid had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Simmons added 11 assists and seven rebounds as Philadelphia won its sixth straight and snapped a four-game road losing streak.Bobby Portis had a career-high 38 points and Zach LaVine added 23 for the Bulls, who were 18 for 34 on 3-pointers. Philadelphia’s lead was down to 33-29 at the end of the quarter and the Bulls busted out for 40 points in the second to take a 69-67 halftime lead. Chicago was 9 of 12 on 3-pointers in the quarter, including 4 for 5 by Portis.The 76ers were up by five early in the fourth before Portis scored six straight points — on a 3-pointer and a three-point play — to put the Bulls on top 101-100. A few minutes later, Portis dunked over Embiid to stretch the lead to 111-106 with just over four minutes to play.LaVine hit a 3-pointer to make it 115-110 with 1:02 left.“We stole that win,” Embiid said. “We didn’t play well. Offensively, I thought, we were moving the ball when we needed, but defensively I thought we sucked.”TIP-INS76ers: C Embiid has nine straight double-doubles. … Simmons has six triple-doubles this season, which ties him with Wilt Chamberlain (three times) and Billy Cunningham for most in a season in team history.Bulls: To look at some younger players during the final 25 games, C Robin Lopez and G/F Justin Holiday were removed from the starting lineup. Both were inactive on Thursday as Cristiano Felicio and David Nwaba (21 points) started; Also, Cameron Payne — who played in his first game on Thursday — will replace Jerian Grant as the backup point guard.“It really is hard,” Hoiberg said. “It’s hard for Robin, it’s hard for Justin and it’s hard for Jerian, who’s probably making as big a sacrifice as anybody.”LOOKING BACKPhiladelphia is on the cusp of a playoff appearance this season, but the organization found itself in the same position as the Bulls the previous few years, playing mostly young players with the unspoken hope of improving draft position.“When I look in the rearview mirror, it’s not as painful as people make it out to be,” coach Brett Brown said. “Losing stinks and the pain of losing is real, but the things that went into growing young players was really enjoyable for me. The development of young guys, giving them opportunities, explaining life in the NBA, what it takes to stay in the NBA, the culture — stuff that nobody sees.”UP NEXT76ers: Host Orlando on Saturday. AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Bulls: Visit Minnesota Saturday night. “He’s a guy that continues to grow and develop,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “It’s been fun to see him shooting the ball without any hesitation.”Chicago had a 115-114 lead and the ball with 8 seconds to go before Embiid deflected an inbounds pass to create a turnover. Simmons came up with the ball near halfcourt and was fouled by Denzel Valentine. He made both free throws.“First of all, we needed a steal,” Simmons said. “I saw Joel get it and he kind of lobbed it to me.”Portis had a chance for a game winner, but his short attempt — with Embiid closing from the weak side — just missed.The 76ers raced to a 25-7 lead midway through the first quarter before Portis got hot and Chicago started making 3s.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Yeddyurappa to induct six ministers, drops three

first_imgSetting the stage for Wednesday’s expansion and reshuffle of his ministry, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa sacked three ministers on Tuesday, ignoring suicide threat by one of them.In the much-awaited reshuffle, Yeddyurappa would induct six ministers, going ahead with his resolve to restructure the 28-month old BJP Ministry, the first ever in the south.Ministers Goolihatti Shekar (Sports), who has threatened to commit suicide if removed, Shivanagouda Naik (Adult Education) and Aravind Limbavali (Higher Education) were shown the door by Yeddyurappa, who also faced threat of resignations by ministerial aspirants to quit their assembly membership if not accommodated in the cabinet.A day after consulting the party central leadership on the exercise, Yeddyurappa recommended the sacking of the three ministers to Governor H R Bhardwaj, who promptly accepted it.An appeal by Tourism Minister and mining magnate G Janardhana Reddy, who was the rallying point for dissidents last year, not to drop Shekar, Limbavali and Naik met with an outright rejection.Shobha Karandlaje, who fell victim to dissident activity launched by Reddy last year and a close confidant of Yeddyurappa, is all set to return to the ministry tomorrow.Others who will be sworn in on Wednesday are V Somanna, C H Vijayashanakr, A Ramdas, A Narayanaswamy and C C Patil.Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. Photo: PTIYeddyurappa was reportedly furious with Shekar, an independent who supported the BJP at the time of formation of the government in 2008, for issuing the suicide threat.Similar was the fate of Naik, who had threatened to quit his assembly membership if he was dropped.advertisementLimbavali, who initially ignored the directive to resign seeking Reddy’s support for continuance, however, ultimately yielded and sent in his resignation letter, but it was too late as Yeddyurapa had already recommended his sacking.C T Ravi, a strong aspirant for ministerial berth, submitted his resignation to his assembly membership to the Speaker’s office, after his claim was ignored, but it was yet to be accepted. Speaker K G Bopaiah is abroad now.Suspected supporters of Ravi, pelted stones at three buses on the outskirts of Chikmagalur today to vent their anger over denial of ministerial post to their leader.In another development police foiled an attempt by a supporter of Shekar to consume poison in front the residence of Health Minister B Sreeramulu.last_img read more

NU strikes gold in ASEAN University Games men’s volleyball

first_imgLethal weapon: Paul Lee nails winner as Magnolia escapes Alaska for 3-2 lead PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH 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 Francis Saura’s quick hit gave the Philippines the upperhand in the extended first frame before Bryan Bagunas took over in the second set.Putting up a tough defense against the hard-spiking Bagunas, the Thais were able to snatch the third set before the Filipinos regrouped in the fourth behind Bagunas’ solid attacking, Saura’s net defense and libero Ricky Marcos’ floor defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAn outside spike by Thailand served as the championship point for the Philippines, which finished its stint with a perfect 4-0 record.The Filipinos surpassed their bronze medal finish in the 2016 edition in Singapore. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Starring players from reigning UAAP men’s champion National University, the Philippines unseated Thailand with a 27-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20 victory to capture the 19th ASEAN University Games men’s volleyball gold medal Friday in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.The Filipinos were very determined to become the best in the biennial competition for the region’s student-athletes.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Madrid supporters cant wait for Vinicius Jr. to return from international break after a…

first_imgVinicius Jr Is Pushing Hard To Get Regular Chances For Real Madrid.AdvertisementReal Madrid’s wonderkid Vinicius Jr has performed really well for Brazil’s Under 20 side in this International Break. The Brazilian under 20 side have played two friendly matches against Chilean under 20 side as the country will host the upcoming South American under 20 Championship. Vinicius Jr Is Pushing Hard To Get Regular Chances For Real Madrid.Real Madrid have brought in Vinicius Jr from his boyhood club Flamengo in this summer transfer window. Most of the football pundits have thought that Vinicius Jr will be given more chances in the Starting XI of Real Madrid in this season and he will be able to fill the void of Cristiano Ronaldo. But the things have not gone in this way for Vinicius Jr. He has only appeared in two matches in La Liga against Atletico Madrid and as late substitute in both the matches. But Vinicius Jr is keeping his head calm and waiting to get opportunities to play for more minutes at Real Madrid. He told, “I have a calm head because I just arrived,”  “I am happy with the group, which is really good, and I hope to train to be able to help the team.“There was nothing better than being able to debut at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.“It’s always good to play with the best in the world.“Playing for Real Madrid is priceless.“It’s a childhood dream that I always wanted to make happen.“For now, my focus is on the Under-20s South American championship preparation.“It has been really good to join with people from Brazil because we talk about football and live through experiences that every player needs.”After Vinicius Jr’s impressive performance for the under 20 side of Brazil now it will be difficult for the Real Madrid’s manager Julen Lopetegui to avoid the teenager in the first team of the Los Blancos. Advertisementlast_img read more

Real Madrid fans do not transmit enthusiam, says former Bernabeu defender Pepe

first_imgFormer Real Madrid defender Pepe has blasted the Liga club’s fans as “unenthusiastic”, contrasting the hushed atmosphere of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium with the cauldron of noise he is now exposed to with Turkish champions Besiktas.The Portugal international left Real for Besiktas in July after winning three Liga titles, two King’s Cup trophies and three Champions League crowns.Despite his success in Spain, Pepe criticised the Real fans in an interview with BeIN Sports Turkey.”Perhaps Real Madrid fans won’t like me saying this but they say Real Madrid fans transmit enthusiasm but I don’t think they do. That’s not the reality,” 34-year-old Pepe said on Monday.”The Besiktas fans are very passionate. When you go out onto the pitch the noise coming from the stands always hits you.”The deafening atmosphere at Besiktas’s Vodafone Arena hit the headlines in September when RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner asked to be substituted during their 2-0 Champions League defeat, with the German club saying the player was suffering from circulatory problems and dizziness from the noise.”The atmosphere at Besiktas is very different to at Real Madrid. In Turkey people really love sport, they only think about football,” added Pepe. “After games, we can hear the noise of the supporters until the early hours of the morning.”Real have had a difficult first campaign since Pepe’s departure, suffering back-to-back defeats to Liga debutants Girona and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League last week and are third in the domestic standings, eight points adrift of leaders Barcelona and four behind Valencia.advertisementAfter a resounding 3-1 defeat away to Tottenham, Cristiano Ronaldo said the team missed the presence of recently departed players such as Pepe, James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata.Real beat Las Palmas 3-0 on Sunday but the fans turned on out-of-form striker Karim Benzema when he was substituted in the second half, booing the Frenchman off the pitch.Pepe gained infamy in his second campaign in Spain for kicking out at Getafe’s Javier Casquero after fouling him and punching Juan Albin in a game in April 2009, earning a 10-game ban, and later said he had “lost control”.He was sent off four times for Real, including for a lunge on Barca’s Dani Alves in a Champions League semi-final, first leg in 2011 but was fondly remembered by fans for his spirited performances and consistent partnership with Sergio Ramos.last_img read more

NFL And American Cancer Society Expand Crucial Catch Campaign To Support Multiple

first_imgThis year, the National Football League and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are expanding their efforts to support the fight against cancer through the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign.After nearly a decade of supporting breast cancer, the NFL and ACS have broadened the campaign to include early detection and risk reduction efforts for other cancers to increase the impact of the campaign.Since 2009, the NFL has raised more than $18 million for ACS through the partnership. Money raised through Crucial Catch this season will be directed toward efforts to encourage people to get screening tests for three cancers: breast, colorectal and cervical. Funding will continue to support the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE) program, which provides outreach and cancer screenings to individuals in underserved communities. Since 2012, grant recipients have contributed to nearly 150,000 screenings and 450,000 education and outreach interventions.“As one our most powerful partners in the fight against cancer over the last decade, the NFL is working together with the American Cancer Society to truly attack cancer from all angles. With the league’s expanded focus on multiple cancers, we are poised for even greater relevance, and fans around the country can benefit from our critical work in saving lives from cancer,” said Sharon Byers, chief development and marketing officer for the American Cancer Society.As part of the campaign, the NFL and ACS launched a new, digital tool, The Defender, which provides the public with free personalized tips to reduce their cancer risk. In the spirit of ‘The Best Defense is a Good Offense,’ people can enter information about their height, weight, exercise regimen and more. The tool will analyze and provides personalized recommendations on what they can do to reduce their risk of getting cancer. The Defender was funded by the NFL and developed by ACS and can be found at TheDefender.cancer.org.“Many people want to reduce their risk for cancer, but they don’t know where to start,” said Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer for the American Cancer Society. “That’s where The Defender comes in. Fans can answer a few short questions, and The Defender will create a personalized game plan for improving health and reducing cancer risk.”For most Americans who do not use tobacco, the most important cancer risk factors that can be changed are body weight, diet and physical activity.Although genetics influence cancer risk, there are things you can do to tip the scales in your favor. Avoiding tobacco products, staying at a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet may reduce a person’s lifetime risk of developing or dying from cancer.Although these healthy choices can be made by each of us, they may be helped or slowed by the social, physical, economic, and regulatory environment in which we live. Community efforts are needed to create an environment that makes it easier for us to make healthy choices when it comes to diet and physical activity. To find out more, go to cancer.org.last_img read more

Man injured in early morning shooting in Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie were called out to a shooting early Tuesday morning at Evergreen Park.Upon arrival, police located a man inside a trailer suffering from a single gunshot wound.The 62-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition. Police believe this was not a random act and that there is no additional risk to public safety.The RCMP say they are continuing to investigate the incident.Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700 or call your local police detachment. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.last_img

TimorLeste can count on UNs help to address its challenges – SecretaryGeneral

“Timor-Leste was, and remains, a young nation that needs more support,” Mr. Ban said in an address to Parliament, noting that the challenges ahead for the country are enormous.These include strengthening the security sector, governance and the rule of law, including the justice system, as well as accelerating economic and social development and addressing unemployment, Mr. Ban said. The Secretary-General also emphasized the need to address the underlying causes of the crisis that engulfed the fledgling nation in 2006. Deadly fighting, attributed to differences between the eastern and western regions, broke out in April and May last year and caused the deaths of at least 37 people. About 155,000 others – or 15 per cent of the population – were forced to flee their homes.“The crisis that Timor-Leste experienced last year should not be seen as a failure of all that had been undertaken until then,” he stated, adding that perhaps it was a sign that the country’s fledgling institutions were not yet strong enough to deal with the serious challenges that emerged. “This is not uncommon in the earliest life of a country,” Mr. Ban noted.As Timor-Leste continues on the road to nation-building, it can count on the sustained support and partnership of the entire UN family, the Secretary-General pledged. “We will remain your trusted allies as you continue on your journey.”While in Dili Mr. Ban also met with President José Ramos-Horta, and had a working luncheon with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão and members of the Cabinet. He also met with civil society representatives and visited a police station and a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Addressing the fate of about 100,000 IDPs is a major issue the country has to grapple with, along with its other challenges, the Secretary-General said.“The UN system continues to be fully engaged with the Government to find a durable solution to the complex humanitarian issue of the displaced,” Mr. Ban later told reporters. He also reaffirmed the UN’s long-term commitment to assist the country through the work of its Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). Mr. Ban’s visit follows a recent mission to Timor-Leste by the Security Council, which advocates that the mandate of UNMIT be renewed when it expires next February, given the vital role it plays in assisting the Timorese to tackle its many challenges. 14 December 2007The United Nations will continue to help Timor-Leste in addressing the many challenges it faces, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged today during a visit to the tiny nation that the world body helped shepherd to independence in 2002. read more

The NFLs New Defensive Rules Probably Arent Going To Make A Difference

Every offseason, NFL officials make an instructional video that highlights new rules and gives players a warning about which existing ones will be called more tightly in the upcoming season. This year, officials say they’re going to key in on defensive holding and illegal contact, ensuring they’re called correctly.According to reporting by ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha, officials became concerned that those particular penalties were not being called as often as they were a decade ago. (Conspiracy theorists, on the other hand, blamed the Seattle Seahawks’ dominant defensive performance against Peyton Manning’s record-setting Denver Broncos offense in the Super Bowl.) With an assist from the data of Pro-Football-Reference.com, we wondered if the official rationale holds up: Have illegal contact and defensive holding really been called less (on a per-pass basis) in recent seasons?In the case of illegal contact, yes. In 2004, Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian spent the offseason lobbying the NFL Competition Committee to more strictly enforce the illegal contact rule in the wake of his team’s 24-14 playoff defeat against the New England Patriots (a game in which Manning — then playing for Indianapolis — tossed four interceptions).As the chart below shows, referees began calling the penalty much more often the very next season, a 15-year high point. Since then, the penalty’s frequency has steadily receded.However, the pattern is less obvious with defensive holding, which also peaked around the middle of the decade but reversed its decline by 2010, and was near its 15-year high just last season. It doesn’t seem to be a penalty in need of greater emphasis.Then again, concerns about the wisdom of placing more restrictions on defenders in an already pass-happy league may be largely academic. At least in terms of illegal contact and defensive holding, there doesn’t seem to be any relationship between the frequency of either penalty being called and the NFL’s overall level of passing efficiency (as measured by Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt).The last time the NFL cracked down on holding and contact by defenders, it didn’t make any noticeable dent in the rising trend of passing efficiency. Pass offenses have steadily become more and more efficient over the last decade and a half — but that’s part of a longterm trend of increased passing efficacy, not because of the rule changes inspired by Polian a decade ago. The same will likely be true for the changes made this offseason as well. read more

Football coach Barry Bennell predatory paedophile with unfettered access to boys

first_imgA former youth football coach and talent scout was a “predatory and determined” paedophile whose job gave him unfettered access to boys, a court has heard.Barry Bennell allegedly abused one victim more than 100 times and spent decades assaulting boys in changing rooms, in his car and during sleepovers at his home.The 63-year-old former Crewe Alexandra coach appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via video-link on Tuesday, accused of 48 counts of child sexual abuse.The jury heard some of the abuse took place at the club’s ground, or when it was on tour, while many of the incidents also took place at his home addresses.Bennell, who has since changed his name to Richard Jones, is charged with offences including indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery on 11 boys aged between eight and 14. Undated file photo of football coach Barry Bennell Undated file photo of football coach Barry BennellCredit:PA Nicholas Johnson QC, prosecuting, told the court Bennell worked as a youth football coach in Cheshire, Manchester and Derbyshire in the late 1970s and into the 1990s.Mr Johnson said: “As such, he had pretty much unfettered access to large numbers of young lads who dreamt of a life in professional football.”Although it seems that Mr Jones, or Mr Bennell, was a skilled and relatively successful coach, we allege that he had a much darker side. “He was also, we say, a predatory and determined paedophile: his particular predilection was pre-pubescent boys”.Mr Johnson said some of the abuse took place at the ground of Crewe Alexandra and when the football club was on tour, while many of the incidents also took place at his home addresses.At the start of a trial expected to last up to eight weeks, the jury was told Bennell would appearing via video-link because illness means he needs to be fed through a tube.Bennell pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault ahead of his trail.Summarising the complaints, Mr Johnson told the jury one alleged victim had been abused by Bennell on more than 100 occasions after meeting him when he was a scout for Manchester City.The alleged victim and other boys would stay at Bennell’s house, which he said at first seemed an “attractive proposition” for the youngsters.He said: “Not only was there the promise of high quality football, but they were given lots of sports kit and allowed to eat takeaway food.”Bennell equipped his home with arcade machines, a pool table and televisions to entice boys to stay the night.The complainant alleged Bennell would turn the lights off once the boys were in bed and would play music to mask the sound of the abuse, the court heard. Bennell told police he had been attracted to 13-year-old boys because they were “pedigree footballers who were athletic and good looking”.The court heard he admitted in interview he would lose interest in boys as they reached puberty.Mr Johnson told jurors they would have to decide whether they were listening to a group of men who, as Bennell alleges, had “jumped on the bandwagon” and maliciously made up stories, or if they agreed with the Crown’s case that a devious paedophile was committing serious sexual offences on a large scale and over a long period of time against “very vulnerable lads”.Mr Johnson added: “In those circumstances we will suggest in due course that it is no surprise either that the extent of his offending has taken so long to emerge or that there is repetition in the way, we allege, he committed his offences.”The trial continues. 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

Rajant looks to provide alwayson communications with CacheCrumb nodes

first_imgRajant, a manufacturer of kinetic mesh™ technology for building private wireless networks, has recently announced the launch of its CacheCrumb node, a wireless transceiver with built-in processing power that enables applications to be pushed to the edge of a network for quicker access. Rajant makes scalable and highly reliable kinetic wireless mesh technology, which provides an always-on communications network so critical applications can be accessed in real time.Its new CacheCrumb applications processor is tuned for distributed video, sensors, algorithms and up to a terabyte of storage. It pushes applications, data and computing power (services) away from centralised points to the edge of networks, reducing transmission costs, shrinking latency, and improving quality of service.“Edge application services significantly decrease the data volume that must be moved, the consequent traffic, and the distance data must go,” said Don Gilbreath, Vice President, Media Services at Rajant. “Those benefits are important for sectors like mass transit, public safety and mining, where access to real-time information from secure sources is essential.”A CacheCrumb node has extra processing power and solid state memory, which allows it to perform edge-processing. The edge-processing can store video and other data, “groom” the data, and enable it to be consumed directly from the device. “CacheCrumb devices offer a myriad of applications in a secure and scalable environment,” said Robert Schena, CEO and Co-Founder of Rajant.  “Asset tracking and management, sensor processing, perimeter security, and distributed video recording provide municipalities and industrial enterprises the tools for improved productivity and decision-making.”For example, buses capture video during their daily travel schedules and often require drivers to hand-deliver video hard drives at the end of shifts. With CacheCrumb technology, the enormous video files can be uploaded wirelessly without human intervention. This type of edge-processing also can be used to help transportation officials in other ways. Nodes embedded into sensors at railroad crossings and intersections can relay data on potential hazards. In open-pit mining applications, they can mitigate heavy equipment from interfering with each other. In the oil and gas sector, CacheCrumbs enable video surveillance for enhanced security in a unique way, using multiple radios operating in extreme conditions, and supporting high-definition video with up to a terabyte of storage.In Media, Pennsylvania, CacheCrumb devices are used as distributed video recorders to monitor intersections and other areas of the municipality, effectively serving as a force multiplier positioning more feet on the street. “CacheCrumb’s VideoLocker application lets us conduct long-term distributed video processing and storage for up to 30 days,” said Bob McMahon, Mayor of Media, PA. “As a result of VideoLocker’s massive storage capabilities, we can house multiple video resolutions without the need for a control room.” Rajant CacheCrumb nodes use multiple radios to perform multiple functions concurrently. They form a mesh network with Rajant’s patented InstaMesh® networking protocol when used with other CacheCrumb nodes.last_img read more

The Evening Fix now with added Enda Kennys iPad cup of tea

first_imgPic: IrelandRepBru/TwitterTHINGS WE SHAREDThis fascinating slideshow of images of kids posing with cigarettes as shot by Flemish photographer Frieke Janssens.The story of the British Labour MP who promised to donate £1 to Comic Relief for every retweet she got. The final bill for Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart? £14,000 A stunning shot of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks in Co Kerry this morning from Norman McCloskey. More of Norman’s stunning photos can be found here. HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…THINGS WE LEARNEDTánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been criticised by Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley for avoiding a men-only dinner in Savannah, Georgia as part of his trip to the US to mark St Patrick’s Day.Cyprus is to get an EU/IMF bailout, just like Ireland. But unlike Ireland, the troubled country will be enforcing losses on bank depositors some of whom will see a ten per cent levy placed on their deposits in Cypriot banks.There have been celebrations around the world to mark St Patrick’s Weekend with dozens of famous landmarks ‘going green’ while Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been giving New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg a teapot.As he got his first weekend as Pope under way, Pope Francis gave a special audience to journalists at the Vatican today giving a unique and rare insight into what happened at the conclave of cardinals which elected him this week.Bad news for the government this evening as a new opinion poll shows that three quarters of voters are dissatisfied with its performance. There is good news for Fianna Fáil though.Ireland’s Six Nations campaign came to miserable end in Rome today as they were beaten by Italy to leave Declan Kidney’s side with just one win from their five matches. What now for the Irish head coach? YouTube: Clisare THINGS WE LOVEDThis list of 11 people who always meet at the gym. Always.The way Dublin or parts of it briefly turned into a white wonderland earlier today following a heavy bout of hailstones.This bizarre and unprecedented image of Taoiseach Enda Kenny attempting to pour a cup of tea using his trusty iPad: This video of Love/Hate mashed-up with Friends.As its Seachtain na Gaeilge you might like to know how to say some internet terms in Irish. Clisare is on hand to help:last_img read more

Dont go swimming at Bettystown Beach the waters not fine

first_imgMEATH COUNTY COUNCIL has warned people not to go swimming at Bettystown Beach due to an increase in levels of ecoli and enterocci bacteria in a water sample taken this week.The sample was taken on Monday and the yesterday the council advised people to avoid the water. If people are determined to take a dip, they are advised to avoid swallowing water, wash their hands before touching food and avoid swimming with an open cut or wound.Pregnant women or those with a weakened immune system should just steer clear of the beach altogether, for now.Local Fianna Fáil Senator Thomas Byrne said a stomach illness had been reported to him by someone who used the beach during the good weather.“While there is no definitive connection I am calling on Meath County Council to erect prominent signage advising people of the possible dangers until the advisory is over,” he said.Byrne also called for a full investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency into the cause.The council said higher levels of bacteria are usually short-lived and most bathers are unlikely to experience any illness. However it also said the likely cause and duration is unknown.The water was resampled yesterday and results are due back tomorrow.Read: More than half of you wash raw chicken and that’s really dangerous>Read: It turns out urine is not actually sterile>last_img read more

Greek bank deposits fall slightly in July

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek bank deposits dropped for the second straight month in July, a sign that their gradual increase since the middle of last year has run out of steam, central bank data showed this week.Deposits of businesses and households fell 0.2 percent from the previous month to 162.39 billion euros from 162.67 billion in June, according to the Bank of Greece.Greek banks lost about a third of their deposit base, about 90 billion euros, after the country’s debt crisis erupted in late 2009, partly due to capital flight on fears of a euro zone exit.More than 17 billion returned to the banking system after mid-June last year, when the election of a new government eased fears Athens would leave the single currency. This helped ease banks’ liquidity strains and their dependence on central bank funding.But the inflows have dried up in recent months as austerity-hit households and businesses run down bank accounts to pay for higher taxes imposed as part of the country’s international bailout as incomes drop. Source: Reuterslast_img read more

Une invasion de méduses bloque une centrale nucléaire écossaise

first_imgUne invasion de méduses bloque une centrale nucléaire écossaiseMardi, une arrivée massive de méduses a provoqué l’arrêt de deux des réacteurs d’une centrale nucléaire en Ecosse. Hier, les opérations de ratissage des animaux marins étaient toujours en cours. C’est un incident plutôt insolite qui a touché la centrale nucléaire de Torness, en Ecosse. Mardi, en fin d’après-midi, une colonie de méduses est venue obstruer les filtres à eau de refroidissement de deux unités de cette centrale d’EDF Energy, la filière britannique d’EDF. Par précaution, l’entreprise a décidé l’arrêt des deux réacteurs concernés et a lancé une grande opération de nettoyage destinée à dégager les animaux marins des eaux qui entourent le site. À lire aussiQuand une cascade se met à couler à l’envers en EcossePour l’instant, les spécialistes ne sont pas parvenus à expliquer la soudaine invasion de méduses. Mais celle-ci pourrait être due à une augmentation de températures dans la mer du Nord. Si les réacteurs ne devraient pas être opérationnels avant la semaine prochaine, le porte-parole d’EDF Energy a tenu à préciser que l’incident ne représentait aucun risque pour la population. “Il n’y a aucun aspect radiologique associé à cet événement, aucun risque d’impact sur l’environnement”, a t-il indiqué à BBC Ecosse. Début juin, une mésaventure semblable avait touché une autre centrale nucléaire d’EDF Energy située dans le sud-ouest de l’Angleterre. Un phoque gris de l’Atlantique s’était retrouvé coincé dans le système de refroidissement, obligeant les équipes à intervenir pour dégager l’animal avant de le relâcher sur une plage voisine. Le 1 juillet 2011 à 10:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des pluies acides et une chute de lozone auraient causé lextinction du

first_imgDes pluies acides et une chute de l’ozone auraient causé l’extinction du PermienGrâce à des modélisations informatiques, des chercheurs américains suggèrent que, conformément à une hypothèse assez répandue, un volcanisme gigantesque en Sibérie, déclencheur de pluies acides, serait bien la cause de la crise biologique qui a anéanti une majorité d’espèces vivantes voici 250 millions d’années.90% des espèces marines et 70% des espèces terrestres : tel est le bilan bien connu de la terrible extinction de masse qui a fauché les rangs des organismes vivants au tournant du Permien et du Trias, il y a quelque 250 millions d’années. L’évènement a été d’une telle ampleur que les chercheurs tentent depuis longtemps d’en déterminer les causes, sans pour autant parvenir à réellement en confirmer une.Au nombre des causes envisagées, figurent d’énormes éruptions volcaniques, qui ont donné la formation géologique connue sous le nom de Trapps de Sibérie – ce que les géologues appellent une grande province ignée (zone continentale recouverte de basalte éruptif). Une théorie qui a été largement discutée mais de nouveaux travaux viennent de renforcer sa vraisemblance. Pour en arriver là, Benjamin Black, du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), et Linda Elkins-Tanton, de la Carnegie Institution de Washington ont utilisé des techniques avancées de modélisation en 3-D.Ceci a permis à ses chercheurs et leur équipe d’évaluer les effets des gaz libérés par ces événements volcaniques anciens survenus dans l’actuelle Russie sur l’atmosphère de la fin du Permien. Les résultats indiquent que les rejets volcaniques de dioxyde de carbone (CO2) et de dioxyde de soufre (SO2) auraient créé des pluies très acides dont le pH ne dépassait pas 2, soit à peu près le pH du jus de citron pur. Ces pluies ont alors été capables de lessiver les sols et d’y détruire les plantes.Un trou dans la couche d’ozone À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les rejets de composés tels que le chlorure de méthyle auraient pu, en outre, provoquer l’effondrement global de la couche d’ozone. Dans l’étude publiée par la revue Geology, l’équipe conclut que les fluctuations drastiques de pH et de rayonnement ultraviolet résultant de ce volcanisme, combinées à une augmentation globale de la température due aux émissions de gaz à effet de serre, pourraient avoir contribué à cette extinction massive de la fin du Permien, l’épisode le plus violent connu sur Terre en termes de crise biologique.(crédits photo : Carnegie Institution)Le 30 novembre 2013 à 15:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Salsa festival brings about 500 to dance workshops

first_imgDancers on Sunday heated up the Vancouver Convention Center to that infectious Latin beat.An estimated 500 participants from the West came to dance and learn from the professionals at the Rose City Salsa Festival and Timba Too! Instructors at the three-day fest came from the East Coast, Detroit, California, Seattle and Portland. Two are originally from Cuba.”I like the music, that for me is the first thing,” said participant Paula Mara, 57, from Davis, Calif. “I like the physical activity and the social aspects, and it’s an activity you can do all your life.”She said it is fascinating to hear dancers say, “We do it this way in Miami, or we do it this way in Seattle.”Why salsa dancing?“Great exercise,” said George Caceres, a festival organizer from Portland. “It’s a very inviting environment.” He added people were at the festival because of “the love of the music and the love of the dance. … It’s an opportunity for two people to connect.”This was the second year the festival has been at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.In one room Sunday, students were in an Afro-Timba class. Timba is Cuban salsa. Leading the class were instructors Duane Wrenn of Detroit and Katie Hernandez of Los Angeles and originally from Cuba. A woman in the front row of the crowded class wore a pink T-shirt carrying this maxim: “Hips don’t lie!”last_img read more

Study looks at marijuana demand in Washington

first_imgPot applications climb in Clark County as deadline nearsSEATTLE — Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state’s new legal pot system.Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with their black market dealers. Overestimate it, and the surplus legal production could wind up being diverted out of state, or to kids.Now, researchers working with the state’s official pot consultant think they have their best look yet at cannabis consumption in Washington — aided by a novel survey aimed at figuring out how much the heaviest users of marijuana burn on a typical day. In a study released Wednesday, a RAND Corp. team figured that Washington’s roughly 750,000 marijuana users will have consumed between 135 and 225 metric tons of the drug in 2013.The median figure they came up with is 175 metric tons. That’s more than 6 million ounces, enough for around 340 million joints, and more than twice what the state estimated before voters approved Washington’s legal weed law last year.But officials have been aware since June that RAND’s researchers were headed toward the higher number, and they say the new study won’t require any sudden changes to the rollout of the state system.last_img read more