Scientists use carbon nanotubes to make the world’s smallest transistors

first_img As computing has moved into the nanoscopic realm, it’s getting harder and harder for engineers to follow Moore’s Law, which says, essentially, that the processing speed of computer chips should double every year or two. But IBM researchers have just reported a new way to keep Silicon Valley on the right side of at least this law, using a delicate material to make microchips’ basic processing elements—transistors—smaller and faster than ever before. For decades, computing speed has increased as silicon transistors have shrunk, but they’re currently near their size limits. So scientists have been experimenting with carbon nanotubes, rolled-up sheets of carbon atoms just 1 nanometer, or a billionth of a meter, in diameter. But difficulties working with the material have meant that, for optimal performance, nanotube transistors have to be even larger than current silicon transistors, which are about 100 nanometers across. To cut that number down, a team of scientists used a new technique to build the contacts that draw current into and out of the carbon nanotube transistor. They constructed the contacts out of molybdenum, which can bond directly to the ends of the nanotubes, making them smaller. They also added cobalt so the bonding could take place at a lower temperature, allowing them to shrink the gap between the contacts. Another advance allowed for practical transistors. Carrying enough electrical current from one contact to another requires several nanotube “wires.” The researchers managed to lay several parallel nanotubes close together in each transistor. The total footprint of the transistor: just 40 nanometers, they report today in Science. Electrical tests showed their new transistors to be faster and more efficient than ones made of silicon. 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SPORT-ISL-ATK 2 LAST

first_imgIn the 14th minute, Hume surged past the FCG defence and In the 14th minute, Hume surged past the FCG defence and brilliantly centred it for an advancing Doutie but the South African failed to get hold of it in front of the goal. Allowing FCG little breathing space, Gavilan evaded Jonatan in the same move and played it for the Canadian International Hume whose effort just missed the far post. Having raised their game and denying the Goans any possession, it was time for some fireworks as the Doutie put the home team into the lead before assisting another to double the lead in less than two minutes. It was the Spanish medio Gavilan who set up the goal from a thow-in as Doutie dribbled through the Goan defence to put into the far corner, and what followed were his acrobatic somersaults to loud cheers from the home team. Before it could sink in, the diminutive Doutie dished out another gem, this time with his swift tackle, as he turned around and returned the ball to his captain from a Gavilan corner. Waiting on the edge of the box, Fernandez blasted it with his powerful rightfooter into the top left corner to virtually seal the match for them. This was the former Real Madrid players only second goal in the ISL, having scored his first goal in the franchise- based tournaments opener versus Mumbai. ATK almost tripled the lead three minutes later but Mohammad Rafique made a mess of a fine set up by Fernandez. It was a one-way traffic for ATK from then on as after the changeover, FCG conceded a penalty after Nicolau Colaco brought down Doutie inside the box. In the 78th minute, Doutie made a good run in behind and latched onto Ofentse Natos pass before rolling the ball into the empty net to bring up his brace and complete the rout. Both teams made a couple of changes to their starting lineup. Nato and Mohammed Rafique replaced Arata Izumi and Valdo. For FC Goa, Mandar Dessai and Romeo Fernandes were replaced by Narayan Das and Nicolau Colaco. PTI TAP AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Top 10 Free #GivingTuesday Fundraising Resources

first_imgWant more information? Looking for another resource? Bookmark our #GivingTuesday website to stay on top of new resources and fundraising updates! Year-End Countdown: Week EightI’m just going to say it. #GivingTuesday is less than three weeks away.If that news makes you run around your office hyperventilating and nervously stress-eating your leftover Halloween candy, you’re not the only one.Here’s the good news: There’s still time to pull off a campaign and get results—especially when you make #GivingTuesday the start of your year-end campaign.Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on your campaign plan or are just getting started, we’re here to help.Here’s a rundown of Network for Good’s top 10 free #GivingTuesday fundraising resources: Articles:10. Making #GivingTuesday Magic in 3 Easy Steps9.  Four Donor Communication Mistakes to Avoid in Year-End Giving PlansGuides and Templates:8. The Ultimate #GivingTuesday Checklist7. How to Write Amazing Year-End Fundraising Appeals6. The Giving Season Game PlanOn-Demand Webinars5. The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday4. How to Write a Winning Year-End Appeal3. Five Ways Your Board Can Help with Year-End FundraisingUpcoming Live Webinars—Save your spot!2. Integrating #GivingTuesday and Year-End to Drive Better Results1. Power-Up Year-End Fundraising: Content that Ignites Givinglast_img read more

Childhood drawings may predict future intelligence, study says

first_imgWere you good at drawing as a kid? If so, you’re probably smart now.A new study claims that the drawing abilities of four-year-old children can be used to indicate how clever they will be ten years later.According to the Telegraph, Kings College London followed 15,504 four-year-old children who participated in a “draw-a-child” test. The children’s figure drawings were rated on a scale between zero – twelve based on the presence and correct quantity of features such as the head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, body, and arms. (Scribbly, unidentifiable drawings got a zero).The study, published in Psychological Science, recorded a “moderate” association between higher scores and intelligence test results, first at the age of four, and then later at the age of 14.According to Dr Rosalind Arden, lead author of the paper, “What surprised us was that [the drawings] correlated with intelligence a decade later.”However, Arden was also quick to point out that parents of children with bad drawing skills shouldn’t be worried, as there are “countless factors” that affect intelligence.Was this you? Be honest…I’m willing to bet that there are plenty of geniuses who had some pretty questionable drawings at age four. But I would be curious to see if there’s a link between children who like creative activities – such as drawing – and future innovation.As Arden put it: “Through drawing, we are attempting to show someone else what’s in our mind. This capacity to reproduce figures is a uniquely human ability and a sign of cognitive ability, in a similar way to writing, which transformed the human species’ ability to store information, and build a civilization.”Freelancers, does all this talk of childhood artwork make you want to revisit your old drawings?Want more like this? Join Freelancers Union and never miss a post.last_img read more

Chelsea team news & likely line-up vs Huddersfield

first_imgChelsea Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Huddersfield Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent 19:42 12/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Chelsea Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte David Luiz Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Huddersfield Town The Blues travel to the John Smith’s Stadium for a match against the Premier League new boys coming off the back of a London derby defeat to West Ham Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from their derby defeat to West Ham when they travel to Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.Antonio Conte’s side have not faced the Terriers in a league encounter for more than 30 years, but they desperately need a result at the John Smith’s Stadium – a venue which has already seen Manchester United come unstuck this season.  David Wagner’s side were promoted through the Championship play-offs last term and were always fully aware that they faced a battle to retain a standing among the Premier League elite. The club’s home form has, however, helped to see them take up a position in mid-table, five points clear of the drop zone. CHELSEA INJURIES Alvaro Morata is out after suffering a back injury, while also tiring after playing in five successive games. Chelsea’s top scorer with 10 goals will not travel to West Yorkshire for the match.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player David Luiz is Chelsea’s main injury concern as he recovers from an inflamation of the right knee. The injury is a flare up of a long standing issue that saw him play with strapping last season.Danny Drinkwater missed the last game away to West Ham United with a virus, but he is be back to face Huddersfield. Michy Batshuayi recently made his return against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, while Charly Musonda and Kenedy returned to play for the Development Squad against MK Dons last Wednesday in a 4-0 win.  Danny DrinkwaterCHELSEA SUSPENSIONS Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger are one domestic booking away from a ban, but Chelsea have no players currently suspended. David Luiz is on three bookings. The cut-off for suspensions regarding the accumulation of yellow cards is after 19 league games. Chelsea players need to avoid picking up five bookings until after they play Everton on December 23.  POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Conte will continuously rotate his squad with the club having two games per week until January. Pedro, Drinkwater, Willian and Rudiger were among those left out for the Atletico Madrid and West Ham games, but some of them may return at Huddersfield. Chelsea put out a near full strength side against West Ham, but rested Victor Moses who will likely return for the midweek clash. Morata and Hazard have emerged as the first choice partnership up front, but they will be broken up with the former ruled out.Conte says he now considers winning the Premier League title to be “impossible”, with Manchester City opening up a 14-point lead over the champions. However, the Blues still want to win to stake a claim for a top-four spot.  Chelsea possible XI v HuddersfieldHUDDERSFIELD TEAM NEWS Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer is ineligible to play against his parent club due to the terms of his transfer arrangement. Michael Hefele has been out for a number of weeks and his return date remains unknown. Jon Gorenc Stankovic is out with a torn cruciate ligament while Philip Billing is also out with an ankle injury. The rest of Wagner’s squad is thought to be fit to play as they welcome the champions. Kasey PalmerTV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match is on at 19:45 GMT on Tuesday and it will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport. The highlights will then be shown on BBC’s Match of the Day the following day.In the United States (US), Huddersfield v Chelsea can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS This will be the first top-flight meeting between these sides since January 1972, which finished in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won both meetings with Huddersfield the last time they faced off in league competition, en-route to winning the 1983-84 second tier. Chelsea have already dropped 16 points in their 16 Premier League games this season – they only dropped 21 in the whole of 2016-17 in the competition (winning 93/114). Huddersfield have won three of their last four home games in the Premier League, with the only defeat in this run coming against first-placed Manchester City. Eden Hazard has been involved in 99 Premier League goals for Chelsea (62 goals, 37 assists) – he would be the fourth Chelsea player to reach a century of goal involvements in the Premier League after Frank Lampard (237), Didier Drogba (159) and Gianfranco Zola (101). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Zimbabwe Cricket suspended by government-run agency

Press Trust of India HarareJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 12:46 IST Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has been suspended with immediate effect by the Sports and Recreation Commission (Photo: Zimbabwe Cricket Photo)HIGHLIGHTSZimbabwe Cricket has been suspended by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC)ZC acting managing director Givemore Makoni has also been suspendedZC’s electoral process was suspended following alleged complaints about the nomination processZimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has been suspended with immediate effect by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), the governing organization of all registered sporting associations in the country.ZC acting managing director Givemore Makoni has also been suspended from his position, according to a press release issued on Friday.The move from the SRC came a week after it issued a directive that ZC’s electoral process be suspended following alleged complaints about the nomination process and the violation of ZC’s constitution, as well as “various other controversies”.But the cricket board ignored the directive, and Mukuhlani was re-elected for another four-year term following the meeting.The SRC said it was forced to act after several complaints of violations of the constitution and other controversies.”It cannot be in national interest that a national sporting association continues to conduct itself in a manner that it suggests that it and its officials are a law unto themselves.”Certain of its office bearers, past and present, have been the subject matter of allegations involving fraud exchange control violations and other acts of corruption and criminality related to the monies and assets of Zimbabwe Cricket and the International Cricket Council,” the SRC release said.The controversies over the running of the game also played its part.”It is a matter of documented public knowledge that Zimbabwe Cricket has been the subject matter of several controversies over the years. There have been allegations of outright disregard for its own constitution, neglect of the development of the game and related infrastructure throughout the country.”advertisementThe release added that David Ellman-Brown, Ahmed Ibrahim, Charlie Robertson, Cyprian Mandenge, Robertson Chinyengetere, Sekesai Nhokwara and Duncan Frost were announced as part of an interim committee to run the sport in the country.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh set for Global T20 Canada stint, becomes Toronto Nationals marquee playerAlso Read | BCCI bans Mumbai Indians pacer Rasikh Salam for age fudgingAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Zimbabwe CricketFollow SRCFollow Givemore Makoni Zimbabwe Cricket suspended by government-run agencyThe Zimbabwe Cricket has been suspended with immediate effect following irregularities in the nomination process. Notably, the Zimbabwe Cricket’s electoral process was suspended by the country’s Sports and Recreation Commission.advertisement read more

Report South Korea to Provide Funding to Its Shipping Firms

first_imgzoom South Korea’s government intends to provide funding of KRW 6.5 trillion (USD 5.7 billion) to help the country’s shipping companies renew their fleets, Reuters reported.The first step is the establishment of a state-backed ship financing company with an initial sum of KRW 1 trillion (USD 871.7 million) to improve the financial position of the country’s shipping firms.With this move, the government plans to support the financially troubled shipbuilding and shipping industries, following Hanjin Shipping’s filing for receivership in August this year.Newbuilding orders won by South Korea’s shipbuilders during the first three quarters of this year decreased by 87 percent compared to the same period in 2015, Reuters cited the country’s trade ministry.The drop in orders was caused by a fall in domestic orders, compared with shipyards in Japan and China, according to Reuters.During the first half of the year, the Big Three shipbuilders including Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) cut their joint workforce by some 5,000 workers amid the global oversupply and the lack of demand in the shipbuilding industry.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Its normalized People in Thunder Bay talk about racism

first_imgWillow Fiddler APTN National NewsYou may remember Barbara Kentner, the Thunder Bay woman who was badly injured when a man threw a trailer hitch at her from a moving car.People say that racism is a big problem in the city.One that they face all the time.wfiddler@aptn.calast_img

Three Canadian drivers preparing for the Honda Indy

One of the biggest events of the summer is here: the Honda Indy.This year, three Canadian drivers are starting and the pressure is on to get that checkered flag.Diana Weeks was at the exhibition grounds as final preparations got underway.

Chess rubber duck inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame beating out

Chess, rubber duck inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame, beating out bubbles, Nerf, Clue by Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press Posted Nov 6, 2013 11:52 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The rubber duck squeaked out a win for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining the ancient game of chess in the 2013 class inducted Thursday.The pair beat out 10 other finalists: bubbles, the board game Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green Army men, the Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, the Pac-Man video game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the scooter.Online polls had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony running strong, but in the end a national selection committee made up of 23 experts, including toy collectors, designers and psychologists, voted in the winners.“The two inductees … are fantastic examples of the two extremes in the world of play,” said Christopher Bensch, vice-president for collections at The Strong Museum, which houses the 15-year-old hall.“One is so strategic. It’s rule-driven. It’s something that adults play and puzzle over,” Bensch said, “and at the other extreme is a toy that’s pure fun. It has no rules. No one wins or loses. You squeeze it. You float it. It’s so silly, so fun.”Anyone can nominate a toy for the hall of fame, but to make it through the selection process and become a finalist a toy must have achieved icon status, survived through generations, foster learning, creativity or discovery and have profoundly changed play or toy design.“If there is a game you can call classic, this is that game,” said curator Nicolas Ricketts as he introduced chess during an induction ceremony that featured the unveiling of chess- and rubber duck-themed cartoons by syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin.Chess can be traced back centuries to an ancient Indian war game, but evolved into the game it is today by 1475, Ricketts said.“In 1779, Benjamin Franklin wrote that playing this game inspires habits of foresight, circumspection and caution, all important traits in human life,” he said. “Scholars today still study the effect of this game’s play on the childhood brain and development.”The rubber duck “has been a fixture in pop culture for decades,” curator Patricia Hogan said.Although rubber toys first appeared in the late 1880s, no one knows exactly who hatched the idea of the rubber duck, museum officials said.They weren’t always meant for the bath — the first ones didn’t float — but Ernie on “Sesame Street” secured its place in the tub with his 1970 ode, “Rubber Duckie.” The song made it to No. 16 on the Billboard Top 40 chart.To date, 53 toys are in the National Toy Hall of Fame, including alphabet blocks, the jump rope, playing cards, Scrabble and the stick.___Online: http://www.toyhalloffame.org read more

Womens soccer coach Lori Walker earns 200th win with victory over Morehead

Shelby Lum / Photo editorWomen’s soccer coach Lori Walker directs her players during a game against Eastern Michigan on Aug. 25, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-1.In a night that saw a career milestone for Ohio State coach Lori Walker, it was two players just starting their careers that took the spotlight.Second-half goals from freshmen forwards Nichelle Prince and Lindsay Agnew helped No. 23 OSU defeat Morehead State, 3-2 in its regular season opener Friday night at the Bert L. and Iris S. WolsteinField at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.“We are in our 20th year as a program and I’ve been here for (17) of them, and it’s a pretty special feeling to know the milestone,” Walker said about earning her 200th victory as coach.Although the Buckeyes held an 18-5 advantage in shots for the game, it was not until the 85th minute that they took their first lead of the night. Agnew put OSU ahead for good off a ball from sophomore forward Michela Paradiso.“I went sprinting across, slashing, and (Paradiso) just found the perfect ball, and then I just tried to find the inside of the net,” Agnew said about her late goal.Morehead State junior forward Macy Cobb tried her best to spoil Walker’s historic night, as her two goals in the 14th and58th minutes put the Eagles in the lead on both occasions.Those leads did not last long, though, as OSU was quick to answer each of those goals. Senior midfielder KristenNiederhaus got the Buckeyes on the board in the 27th minute, and Prince’s goal in the 67th minute evened the score at two.“To have a couple of freshman that have the explosive power and explosive speed that Agnew and Prince have, it’s pretty special,” Walker said.Prince also added an assist on Agnew’s game-winning goal late, and said she felt good about the win in her first match as a Buckeye.“It felt really good. I committed (to OSU) when I was in grade 10… and I’ve been anticipating this moment forever,” Prince said.She also spoke about her coach’s 200th win.“I’m so glad to be a part of that win, and I know there (are) going to be many more to come.” read more

From Brazil to Columbus Joao Ehlers stands out for Ohio State mens

Junior forward Joao Ehlers jogs on the field during an intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 13 in Columbus. Ehlers, a Sao Paulo, Brazil, native, transferred to OSU this fall.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsA debut, a game-winning goal and a conference player of the week award: all-in-all, a pretty successful 12 minutes on the field over the weekend for Ohio State’s Joao Ehlers.Ehlers, a junior forward from São Paulo, Brazil, was named the Big Ten’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in OSU’s two games in Wilmington, N.C., last weekend.“It’s a great accomplishment for us, for me,” Ehlers said. “I just have to say thank you to all my teammates because without them, I would not get that award. I’m so thankful for all the help they gave to me.”The award was earned for the most part because of Ehlers’ lone shot attempt of the weekend — an 18-yard hit that snuck past Elon’s goalkeeper for a 1-0 overtime victory. The win was the first of the 2014 campaign for the Buckeyes (1-0-3) after they opened the season with three consecutive draws.“We’re delighted for him, it’s a great honor,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “The Big Ten conference is a very good conference, so if you have a player that’s recognized for an award like that, it’s good.”Ehlers, though, seemed eager to share the credit for the goal with the other players on the field with him.“It was an amazing play by my teammates. We always work together,” Ehlers said. “I had the opportunity to finish close to the goal and I got lucky, the ball went through the net.”The OSU offense — which was shut out nine times in 2013 — can certainly find use for Ehlers’ scoring abilities now that he has emerged in the lineup. The forward missed the first two games of the season with a groin injury dating back to training camp.“Joao is doing a good job coming back from injury, getting to play some minutes now,” Bluem said. “Hopefully he just gets better and better.”After departing Brazil to go to school and play soccer in the United States, Ehlers began at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. While he enjoyed some on-field success there — including 12 goals and six assists — the then-midfielder felt it was time to move on to a larger school following his second year.“Coach Bluem asked me to come for a visit in March,” Ehlers said. “I was so amazed by the school. It’s a great place to be. From the first time I’ve been here, I was amazed by this place. I’m just so thankful for the opportunity given to me.”Zach Mason, a junior midfielder, said he feels Ehlers’ addition to the offense has helped.“He’s a creative player,” Mason said. “He’s been a little injured this preseason, but he stepped up and scored an important goal for us.“We see it in training that he’s got some really good stuff, so hopefully he has that confidence now that he can play and he stays healthy for us.”Bluem singled out Ehlers as a part of a “dynamic” group of three new faces on the team this season that he said will continue to progress and produce more scoring chances as the season wears on. The group also includes junior defender Kyle Culbertson, a double-transfer from Columbia and Akron, and freshman forward Marcus McCrary.Ehlers shared the offensive player of the week honors with senior defender Patrick Doody of Indiana. Ehlers became the first OSU’s player to win the award since Austin McAnena in October 2012.Ehlers hopes to build off that quick succe1ss at home Sunday against Northwestern. That game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Hatton Garden ringleader died after refusing medical treatment because he was watching

Hatton Garden heist ringleader Terry Perkins died of heart failure after refusing medical treatment because he was watching the Six Nations rugby, a pre-inquest review has heard. Perkins, 69, told prison officers he was feeling unwell less than 24 hours before he was found dead in his cell at maximum security Belmarsh jail in south east London last February, the hearing was told. But when a nurse went to examine him in his cell he was ‘too busy’ watching England beat Italy 46-15 in the Six Nations.Perkins was serving a seven year sentence after stealing millions of pounds worth of gold and jewels from London’s luxurious jewellery quarter in April 2015.It is believed the goods stolen in the raid were worth up to £14 million.Perkins died days after he was ordered to pay back £6.5 million or serve another seven years. Mr Wagner also highlighted the post mortem report that revealed Perkins suffered undiagnosed kidney disease and pneumonia.It was concluded last September that Perkins died from acute heart failure.Mr Wagner called for an ‘Article Two’ inquest which will look deeper into the circumstances of his death.Investigations will also examine the care given by the prison, represented by Ms Natasha Barnes and Oxleas NHS Trust, represented by Mr Darshan Patel.Career criminal Perkins had pleaded guilty to the Hatton Garden raid.At 35, Perkins had taken part in a raid on the Security Express depot raid in Shoreditch, east London, in 1983 in which £6m was stolen, the biggest-ever cash robbery at the time. Adam Wagner, representing the Perkins family, told the hearing that another prisoner stated Perkins told prison staff he wasn’t feeling well that day.Mr Wagner said: “Terry was told the nurse wasn’t going to see him until tomorrow.”But I understand the nurse did come to Terry’s cell that day, but he said he didn’t want to be examined because he was watching the rugby.”Mr Wagner added: “The most obvious argument is the question of care provided to Mr Perkins on February 4th in response to his symptoms.”We know he had swollen feet, felt some sort of shock and he looked grey and unwell.”It is an open question, as to what he said to the nurse and that he rejected an examination – which there were no notes of in the medical report.”If he was looking unwell and he wasn’t wanting an examination in response to these symptoms, then it is arguable that medical attention should have been provided.” His lawyer said Perkins would have to sell his £72,000 apartment in Portugal, but would have to serve the extra years as there was “no prospect” of any further funds being recovered.He was found dead in his cell the day after the rugby game.The pre-inquest hearing at Southwark Coroner’s Court heard he told a nurse to go away because he was too busy watching the game on Sunday February 4th last year to be examined. Perkins told prison officers he was feeling unwell less than 24 hours before he was found dead in his cell at maximum security Belmarsh jail in south east LondonCredit:Jonathan Lodge He said: “There was some confusion over whether Mr Perkins was still alive or not.”One witness recalls that he was still alive.”We need to get to the bottom of what happened and the importance any confusion may have had on events.”It is arguable that there was a failure to provide a timely and adequate care.”Mr Wagner questioned whether adequate checks were made on Perkins the night before and morning of his death.He said: “The guard who checked him said he was asleep and she didn’t want to disturb him.”But some point has to be made about checking the welfare of a person and looking for a response – she should have checked.” 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. A first pre-inquest hearing last September hard that Perkins reportedly suffered three electric shocks from his heart implant the day before he died.Mr Wagner told the Coroner, Doctor Julian Morris, that numerous witnesses saw the moment his body was found, including several prisoners and others who claim nurses failed to adequately respond to Perkins’ unresponsive state. Show more Perkins told prison officers he was feeling unwell less than 24 hours before he was found dead in his cell at maximum security Belmarsh jail in south east London read more

Large scale day of action planned as local groups form National Hospital

first_imgTHE FIRST MEETING of the nascent National Hospital Campaign takes place at Dublin’s Red Cow Inn this afternoon. Spearheaded by Meath TD Peadar Tóibín, the initiative will see representatives of groups from around the country join forces under the new umbrella name.An organising committee for the new group will be established at today’s meeting, while those attending will also discuss tactics for an ongoing campaign.Tóibín, who himself heads up the Save Navan Hospital Campaign, said he had contacted some twenty such groups around the country, and that members from most had agreed to support the new national effort.“It’s becoming increasingly clear that healthcare cuts can’t be fought in a fractured regional manner,” Tóibín said. “Unless we all stand together this Government will pick off local services one by one.” Once the campaign is up and running, it’s planned a ‘National Hospital Day of Action’ will be organised whereby numerous mass rallies take place at locations around the country.The group will also consider tactics like a monster rally in Dublin, as well as a ‘solidarity day’ whereby bus-loads of campaigners will be transported from all over the country to highlight issues at a specific hospital.Tóibín, a Sinn Féin TD who’s currently outside the parliamentary party, said the group would also discuss the possibility of asking local election candidates to sign letters endorsing the efforts of the campaign.Today’s inaugural meeting will be addressed by doctor, health campaigner and commentator Ruaraí Hanley and spokesperson for the National Ambulance Service Representative Association, Tony Gregg.The group also intends to set up a website and social media presence to help keep members and media informed of developments.Read: Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tinRead: “No decision on Irish Water charging,” – Gilmore “Front line emergency services are collapsing all around the country, and peoples’ lives are in danger.”last_img read more

Badly misguided Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty

first_img Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4609223 Share Tweet Email 20,011 Views ‘Badly misguided’: Trump to withdraw US from UN arms treaty The US Senate never ratified the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty after former president Barack Obama endorsed it. I am officially announcing today that the United States will be revoking the effect of America’s signature from this badly misguided treatment (sic). We’re taking our signature back.The treaty seeks to regulate the flow of weapons into conflict zones. It entered into effect in December 2014.It requires member countries to keep records of international transfers of weapons and to prohibit cross-border shipments that could be used in human rights violations or attacks on civilians.While 130 countries originally signed the treaty, only 101 have ratified and joined it, including France, Germany and the UK.UN praises landmark achievementThe world’s largest arms traders, the US, China and Russia, have not joined the treaty. When asked about Trump’s announcement, the United Nations called the treaty as a “landmark achievement” in efforts to ensure responsibility in international arms transfers.  A UN spokesperson said the treaty is “the only global instrument aimed at improving transparency and accountability in the international arms trade”.He said the treaty was “particularly important in present times, when we witness growing international tensions and renewed interest in expanding and modernising arsenals”.The White House said in a statement that the treaty ”fails to truly address the problem of irresponsible arms transfers, while providing a platform for those who would seek to constrain our ability to sell arms to our allies and partners”.“The ATT is simply not needed for the United States to engage in responsible arms trade,” the White House said.Includes reporting by © – AFP, 2019 Apr 27th 2019, 12:24 PM And that is why my administration will never ratify the UN arms trade treaty. US President Donald Trump arrives to speak to the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Source: Evan Vucci via APPRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has announced that the US would not abide by a UN treaty aimed at regulating the global arms trade.He called the treaty “misguided” and an encroachment on US sovereignty.The US Senate never ratified the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty after former president Barack Obama endorsed it. Trump said he was revoking his Obama’s signature.“We will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone,” Trump said in a speech to the National Rifle Association in Indianapolis.“We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedom,” he said, referring to the constitutional right to bear arms. Saturday 27 Apr 2019, 12:23 PM 42 Comments By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Un crâne de paléoindien découvert sous leau au Mexique

first_imgUn crâne de paléoindien découvert sous l’eau au MexiqueDes explorateurs ont découvert un crâne humain dans une caverne sous-marine de la péninsule du Yucatan au Mexique. L’ossement pourrait représenter la plus vieille trace d’occupation humaine en Amérique. L’incroyable découverte date en réalité de 2007, mais les explorateurs ont attendu d’approfondir leurs recherches avant de révéler leur trouvaille. Dans une grotte sous-marine de la péninsule du Yucatan au Mexique, ils ont trouvé un crâne humain reposant à côté d’os de mastodonte et d’autres animaux préhistoriques. D’après sa localisation, le crâne aurait atterri à cet endroit il y a plus de 10.000 ans, juste avant que la mer n’inonde la grotte baptisée “Hoyo negro”. L’ossement pourrait ainsi constituer le plus ancien vestige connu des premiers Américains, les Paléoindiens.À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de merEn explorant la grotte, les plongeurs ne s’attendaient pas à une telle découverte. “C’est une des beautés de l’exploration – On ne sait jamais sur quoi l’on va tomber”, a indiqué Alberto Nava, membre de l’organisation Projecto Espeleológico de Tulum (PET) avant d’ajouter : “Maintenant, nous voulons comprendre l’histoire d’Hoyo Negro et déterminer comment ces restes humains et animaux sont arrivés là”. En effet, ils ont observé que l’entrée de la grotte était beaucoup trop étroite pour laisser entrer un mastodonte, cousin du mammouth. L’animal pourrait alors bien avoir été chassé puis tué avant d’être emmené dans la grotte par les hommes. Une hypothèse que confirmeraient des preuves trouvées sur d’autres sites.Pour l’instant, les ossements sont restés dans la position exacte où les plongeurs les ont trouvés. “Dans les scènes archéologiques, le contexte dans lequel vous découvrez quelque chose est la clé”, a indiqué Alberto Nava. Avant d’établir un véritable plan, les explorateurs ont donc décidé de garder intacte leur découverte mais espèrent un jour pouvoir prélever un échantillon du crâne. Une étude qui permettrait d’en savoir plus sur les premiers Américains, leur origine et ce à quoi ils ressemblaient.Découvrez les photos de la découverte sous-marine sur Maxisciences.Le 15 mars 2011 à 11:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sonde GRAIL une vidéo inédite de la face cachée de la Lune

first_imgSonde GRAIL : une vidéo inédite de la face cachée de la LuneLes sondes GRAIL de la NASA qui ont rallié la Lune début janvier viennent de transmettre leur première vidéo de la face cachée de la Lune, celle qui reste invisible depuis la Terre.Les scientifiques espèrent beaucoup de cette mission et ils n’ont pas tort au vu de ce tout premier résultat. En effet, Ebb et Flow ont fait parvenir à la NASA leur première vidéo de la face cachée de la Lune. Celle-ci a été réalisée alors que les sondes GRAIL effectuaient un survol de l’astre du pôle nord au pôle sud. La responsable principale de la mission à la NASA, Maria Zuber, a déclaré que cette face de la Lune était “très accidentée et couverte de cratères dus à des impacts d’astéroïdes”.Très facilement observable sur cette vidéo, se trouve la Mer Orientale, située au tiers inférieur de l’astre. Ce bassin, large de 900 kilomètres, est à cheval sur les deux faces lunaires. On peut également voir le cratère Drygalski, aisément reconnaissable par l’image étoilée qu’on retrouve en son centre. Ce cratère est vieux de plusieurs milliards d’années et est dû à l’impact d’une importante comète ou d’un astéroïde.Ebb et Flow, les deux sondes continueront à orbiter pendant plusieurs mois autour de la Lune et à affiner leurs observations, notamment celle concernant la gravité (inégale à la surface de l’astre), tout en cartographiant aussi bien la surface que les profondeurs. Ainsi, pour le responsable de la NASA Charles Bolden cité par le Daily Mail : “les deux vaisseaux jumeaux Grail permettront d’étendre nos connaissances de la Lune et l’évolution de notre propre planète”.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLe projet Grail devrait également permettre de mieux comprendre pourquoi la Lune est asymétrique et pourquoi son champ de gravité (six fois inférieur à celui de la Terre) est inégal à sa surface. Un véritable “voyage au centre de la Lune”, d’après la NASA.Découvrez la face cachée de la Lune en vidéo sur Maxisciences Le 7 février 2012 à 15:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

US and Mexico officials to meet over Tijuana river sewage spills

first_img Posted: December 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, December 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – U.S. and Mexico officials are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss repairs and maintenance for a ruptured sewage pipe that continues to spill waste into Imperial Beach waters.Shorelines in Imperial Beach remained off limits to swimmers on Friday, according to the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.Residents are advised to stay out of the ocean 72 hours after it rains because of contamination from urban runoff, but sewage-tainted pollution is far more dangerous to beach goers.center_img Updated: 3:55 PM U.S. and Mexico officials to meet over Tijuana river sewage spills Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

8yearold killed in multivehicle crash in Miramar

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A fatal three-car collision in Miramar took the life of a child, Monday morning.According to Miramar Police, the crash occurred at the intersection of Miramar Parkway and Red Road, just after 9:30 a.m. The crash sent an adult and 8-year-old child to a nearby hospital.However, police said, the child was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in critical condition and later died.Officials have yet to announce the adult’s condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Brings Music To Public Schools

first_img Email GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Launches grammy-music-education-coalition-brings-music-public-schools GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Brings Music To Public Schools Facebook The special initiative works to deliver music resources to students in underserved communities nationwideRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 11:43 am The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition has officially launched, and it will work to bring musical opportunities to students nationwide, especially in underserved communities, starting with Nashville, Tenn., Philadelphia and New York City.A group of more than 30 organizations, including National Association for Music Education, the NAMM Foundation, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, and Lang Lang International Music Foundation, the Coalition will provide strategic funding and services to its targeted school populations.”The big dream was what if every young person had the opportunity to be involved with music through the public school system,” Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow told Billboard. “What if we were able to pool our energy, efforts and resources with others in the music industry who are also doing fine work in music education to attack this big dream? The partnerships we are creating with school districts, teachers, parents, and youth are designed to drive systemic change across geographies and communities nationwide.”One of the organization’s first initiatives is a partnership with Disney*Pixar’s new film, Coco, which sees a 12-year-old guitarist chase his dreams of being a great musician. Walt Disney Studios, GMEC and Berklee College of Music’s Berklee Pulse will collaborate to provide educational materials. In addition, Disney*Pixar will donate 300 Cordoba guitars with Guitar Center providing an additional 300 guitars to be delivered to partner schools before the end of the year.This first initiative is just the beginning of what the GMEC hopes is a long-term effort to bring the far-reaching benefits of having a music education to students nationwide.”The benefits of music education extend far beyond the classroom,” says GMEC Executive Director Dr. Lee Whitmore. “By increasing the number of students actively making music, we’re fostering the development of essential cognitive and social skills that better prepare them for success as well as beginning a lifelong appreciation of music.”Berklee Online Adds Master’s Programs For Music Production, BusinessRead more Twitter News last_img read more