Anurag Thakur set to become BCCI chief

first_imgAnurag_2644989f SHARE × Published on cricket Anurag Thakur is set to be unanimously elected BCCI President in the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) here tomorrow, replacing Shashank Manohar who stepped down from the position to take up the ICC chief’s job.Thakur, who is currently serving as the Secretary of the board, is set to be proposed for the job by East Zone, whose turn it is to project the candidate for the coveted post.Thakur, also a BJP MP in Lok Sabha, has the backing of all the east zone members including Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura and the National Cricket Club.The 41-year-old will be taking over the reins of the embattled Board in rather tough times as the BCCI is facing heat from the Supreme Court to implement the Justice RM Lodha Committee’s recommendations for sweeping reforms.Manohar’s exit from the top post barely seven months into his tenure has necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body.He was elected as ICC’s first independent chairman on May 12.Once Thakur is elected unopposed, it would be his prerogative to pick his replacement for the Secretary’s position.According to sources, Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Ajay Shirke is the top contender for the post.Shirke, however, has made it clear that he will not “stand in a queue” to get a post in the Board.“…I have never put myself in contention for any top job within the BCCI nor do I have any goals of getting any posts.My name may be doing the rounds as you say, and it might look to many that I am myself pushing my name in the media, which I have never done,” he had stated.The SGM will be followed by the working committee meeting of the Board.“Agenda for the meeting is a normal one,” sources said. Anurag_2644989f May 21, 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor could be announced in December

first_imgMost of the flagship smartphones next year are expected to rock Qualcomm’s next big SoC, Snapdragon 845. The successor to this year’s Snapdragon 835 chip is yet to be announced, but it looks like you won’t have to wait too long for it. According to a Weibo post, the US semiconductor company could unveil the next-gen mobile chipset in December.As per a Weibo post, Qualcomm could announce the Snapdragon 845 at the Snapdragon Technology Summit that is being held in Maui, Hawai between December 4 to December 8. The invite poster doesn’t explicitly mention Snapdragon 845, but it is a likely event to hold the announcement. To recall, the company announced the Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip at CES 2017 in January, so this would be a month earlier than expected.From what we know so far and as per a report by GizmoChina, the Snapdragon 845 could be manufactured through 10nm Low Power Early (LPE) FinFET process. It is expected to sport four ARM Cortex-A75 cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. It is also tipped to be paired with the Adreno 630 GPU, which is expected to deliver a significant graphical performance bump over the Adreno 540 that came with Snapdragon 835. The upcoming chipset will also be optimised for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) as they are increasingly coming into focus for smartphone manufacturers.   Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ could be the first phones to get Snapdragon 845The upcoming chipset is also tipped to get update Kryo cores and X20 connectivity modem that can provide downlink speeds of 1.2Gbps.advertisementPast rumours suggest that Samsung will be first in line to get the initial batch of Snapdragon 845 chips for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. This not only means that the Galaxy S9 series will be the first to sport the new SoC, but also that other Android OEMs may have to wait a while before they can get the new chipset inside their flagships. On the other hand, there have been reports that Xiaomi’s next flagship, tipped to be called Mi 7, will be the first to sport Snapdragon 845 as it is expected to launch ahead of the Galaxy S9 series in February.last_img read more

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It Ain’t Over, But Berra’s 90

first_imgLITTLE FALLS, N.J. — As Yogi Berra might say, when you turn 90 you should celebrate it right the first time.The baseball Hall of Famer enjoyed his 90th birthday in grand style May 12, complete with a youth drum orchestra, a giant cake — and replicas of his 10 World Series rings and three AL MVP awards that were stolen last year.Berra, who is bound to a wheelchair, cut a ribbon but did not speak. Surrounded by family members, he smiled for cameras.“It’s obviously a wonderful day,” said Dale Berra, Yogi’s son and the former major league infielder. “It’s all about the way my dad carried himself all the time, with dignity, with respect of people. Not just opponents, but teachers, leaders. … My dad respected all people. He just happened to be a great baseball player.”Known for Yogi-isms, such as “It ain’t over ’till it’s over” and “When you come to a fork in the road, take it,” Berra became one of the most beloved professional athletes. A 15-time All-Star, Berra was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.“As a player, he was one thing, but I never got the chance to see him play,” Dale Berra said. “But as a father, he taught us to have the same humbleness that he has.”Former New York Yankees and Mets catcher Rick Cerone was on hand along with former New York Jets running back Bruce Harper and National Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Carol Blazejowski, who played her college ball at Montclair State.Major League Baseball, the Yankees and the Mets — teams that Berra both played for and managed — arranged for the purchase of rings and plaques for the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University. The originals were stolen last October, and a police investigation is ongoing.“To be able to get all of these rings and awards back is incredible,” said Larry Berra, the oldest of Yogi’s three sons.The Berra family also announced a petition drive urging Berra be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.“There has been no greater ambassador to baseball than my grandfather,” Lindsey Berra said. “He’s been very supportive of the idea.”New York and New Jersey declared May 12 as Yogi Berra Day, and proclamations were presented to Berra from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.“I think he deserves it,” Dale Berra said. “He’s a World War II hero and a D-Day veteran who also served in North Africa. He’s an American icon because if his integrity and ideals. This award is fitting for him. In every way, his life lessons are far more incredible than those as a player. As a father, he taught us the same humbleness he’s always had. He’s ideal for that honor.”(JIM HAGUE)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Contaminated water forces UP family to seek PMs nod to end life

first_imgHathras: Contaminated water in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras is pushing residents to the wall. Unable to get clean drinking water for themselves, a father and his three daughters have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his permission to end their lives. Chandrapal Singh, a farmer from Hasayan block in Hathras, has been making rounds of government officials with complaints about the water in the area tasting like brine (salty). “We cannot drink this water. Whenever my daughters drink it, they throw up. The crops are also drying because of excessive salt in it. I cannot afford bottled water for the family. My pleas for action have fallen on deaf ears and I have now sought permission from the Prime Minister to end my life and also that of my minor daughters,” he told reporters. The other residents of the area are also battling with the problem. “The water is so salty that even the animals do not drink it. We have to walk three to four kilometres to get potable water,” said Rakesh Kumar. However officials, when contacted, feigned ignorance about the problem.last_img read more

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Medical examiner tells Alberta trial lack of oxygen didnt cause toddlers death

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The medical examiner who did an autopsy on a 19-month-old boy says there was no suggestion a lack of oxygen had anything to do with the child’s death.David and Collet Stephan are on trial in Lethbridge, Alta., on a charge of failing to provide the necessaries of life for their son Ezekiel.Dr. Bamidele Adeagbo told court on Monday that Ezekiel clearly died of bacterial meningitis and a lung infection in March 2012.David Stephan, who’s representing himself, pointed out today that the first ambulance that tended to his son was missing key equipment, so his son was without oxygen for almost nine minutes.Adeagbo said he tested the child’s brain tissue and there was no indication that he had been without oxygen.The defence is challenging the pathologist’s qualifications to testify as an expert witness.It is the second trial for the Stephans. A jury found them guilty in 2016, but the Supreme Court overturned the convictions last year and ordered a new trial. This one is before a judge alone.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Among mounting distresses

first_imgModi is not tired of claiming that the country is in safe hands. But the fact is just otherwise. India is in the hands of a person who has a very narrow and skewed vision of future India. Modi has been claiming to strengthen the financial condition of the farmers and for their growth, he has even planned for a gift of Rs 6000 every year. His economic advisors have been busy projecting it as a real economic booster instead of being a mere populist move merely aimed at gaining votes. Also Read – A special kind of bondNotwithstanding Modi’s claim to care for farmers and peasants, his action unravels the truth that he has ignored them to lurch. This fact is simply endorsed by the sharp rise in the demand for work under the NREGA which was highest in the 2018-19 fiscal. Obviously, the question arises; why was it highest? NREGA is certainly not the index of prosperity. It is a known fact demand for unskilled work under NREGA is a symptom of agricultural distress in rural India. The rising demand logically points to the fact the situation of the rural poor is systematically deteriorating. It also underlines that there is already agricultural distress which is forcing the people to depend on NREGA. This also points to the fact that job crisis has deepened tremendously. Also Read – Insider threat managementModi’s hatred and contempt towards rural poor could be understood from the simple fact that in 2015, instead of taking NREGA as an effective instrument to fight poverty, he described it as a “testimony to the failure of previous Congress government”. At one stage he had contemplated abandoning it. “The last five years have witnessed deliberate undermining of the Act, by allocating insufficient funds, not meeting the fund demand on time, delays in wage payments and thereby suppressing work demand”. The NREGA Sangharsh Morcha said at least 88,000 crore should have been allotted towards the programme in the last five years. In February this year, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said the country’s “jobless growth was fast slipping into job-loss growth”. Workers from 50 districts in nine states – Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat – protested and tried to lodge FIRs at nearly 150 police stations. It is ironical that a government which has huge money to fund bullet trains and to compensate banks after being looted by big business has no money to pay workers who have done their fair share of work and are now awaiting their wages. The most shameful act of the government was the reply of Modi to the Motion of Thanks to the president’s address in Lok Sabha in March 2015 that he would keep the pet scheme of the Congress NREGA alive as a “living monument” of poverty. Budgets for the scheme were decreased; the gram sabhas were not being allowed to decide the asset creation work and wages much lower than minimum wages were being paid. All this is being done so that no one remains interested in the scheme. Lower allocation has also meant lower amounts in the hands of the states and as such five states now have negative balances and therefore unable to allocate work under NREGA. Telangana had sought 18 crore person-days but got only 8 crore person-days from the Centre.” Obviously for Modi NREGA has no relevance as it failed to serve the interest of the rich and corporate people. But this small amount is of much value for the poor. Chosen for the IAS, small girl Sreedhanya proudly narrates how the rural job scheme made it possible. Sreedhanya’s achievement in Wayanad is the proud gift of NREGA. It falsifies the claim of Modi that NREGA has failed. It is, in fact, evidence that the job scheme was working. The first tribal woman from Kerala to qualify for the IAS told that her parents were beneficiaries of the NREGA. She also said her parents had educated their two children with the money they earned from the rural job guarantee scheme. Modi is anti-rural poor is primarily confirmed by his action of reducing the manpower base of the NREGA. BJP and Sangh parivar are not tired of accusing the previous governments of not doing anything for eradicating poverty. But the fact remains he has not done anything precious to eradicate poverty. It was envisaged that NREGA would be broad-based to fight poverty. Ironically, instead of broadening the beneficiary base, Modi’s obsession has forced his government to chop it that too in the election year. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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Amidst new violence in Bangladesh UN chief urges restraint respect for rule

“He calls on all concerned to respect the rule of law, exercise restraint and to express their views peacefully,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. Mr. Ban is hopeful that the recent steps to initiate dialogue continue, the spokesperson added, and urges all parties to ensure an environment “conducive to credible and peaceful elections.”The latest outbreak of fighting has reportedly killed at least a dozen people and injured many others.Earlier this year, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco said the South Asian country was witnessing “a significant increase” in the number of violent incidents after more than 30 people died and 60 others were injured in clashes between police and protesters in the capital, Dhaka.At the time, he called on all stakeholders to work together to create a conducive environment that would allow free, fair, credible, inclusive and non-violent elections to take place.General elections in Bangladesh are due to be held within 90 days after the expiration of the Parliament, which was due to be dissolved last week in accordance with the country’s constitution. That would require elections to be held between now and the end of January 2014. read more

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As violence in Libya escalates UN mission says country risks allout war

In a statement, UNSMIL deplored today’s airstrikes reportedly conducted by the Libyan air force against militants based in the west Libyan city, warning that “these and other attacks will only worsen the security situation and will not help bring an end to the fighting.”“UNSMIL appeals to all sides to work towards de-escalation, and calls on them to take the courageous steps to stop this cycle of violence which, if it continued, will lead the country to chaos and all-out war,” the statement cautioned.The attacks – the latest spell of violence to rattle the beleaguered nation following the beginning of its civil war in 2011 which resulted in the ouster of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi –come on the heels of last week’s militant aggression against an oil installation in Sidra which left numerous storage tanks ablaze and at least 20 soldiers dead.At the same time, recent fighting in the neighbouring Nafusa mountains has left 170 people dead. In addition to the casualties, the fighting has also caused a humanitarian crisis with at least 120,000 people forced to flee their homes, resulting in consequent shortages in both food and medical supplies.Meanwhile, in the eastern city of Benghazi, an uptick in violence has seen 450 people killed since October as residents continue to face shortages in medical care. Moreover, upwards of 15,000 families – some 90,000 people – have been displaced.In its statement, the Mission reminded those advocating military escalation that they were “actively creating obstacles to a consensual political solution” to the current Libyan crisis and underlined that their actions remained in violation of UN Security Council resolutions on Libya. read more

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Deescalation of fighting in Hodeida is key to longoverdue restart of Yemen

As Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths had sought to avoid a military confrontation in the port city of Hodeida in the past few weeks, which has been racked by fighting between Houthi rebels and government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition.However, in an exclusive interview with UN News, he pointed out that his “principal and over-riding responsibility” was to bring about negotiations to end the war. “Hodeida is an extraordinary and important issue,” he said, “but it is not more important than the issue of an overall political solution.”Confirming that avoiding an attack on Hodeida is one of his top priorities, Mr. Griffiths said that it was clear from discussions with all parties that the solution to the Hodeida crisis was “tied up intrinsically with a restart of political negotiations”.He cited as an achievement towards the political solution, an offer to give the United Nations a lead role in managing the Hodeida port. Both the Government of Yemen and the Ansar Allah leadership of the Houthi rebels have accepted this provision, dependent on an overall ceasefire in the governorate, he said.Regarding a timeline for the negotiations, Mr. Griffiths said he would like to get the parties together within the next few weeks. The restart of negotiations were “long overdue” and the Yemeni people expect it to happen as soon as possible, he said, adding that he hoped the Security Council would meet in the coming week.He also highlighted the importance of establishing a government of national unity as a priority for the ordinary people of Yemen, “all of whom cry out for peace”.Reiterating that all parties were called on to de-escalate the violence as part of their negotiations, he recalled his earlier statement to the Security Council that “it is the war that will stop us bringing the parties together”.Listen to our exclusive interview below. read more

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Commentary NFL Combine serves as intersection for good and bad

It seems that for every story to emerge from the NFL Scouting Combine about the honest, hardworking former collegians trying to fight their way onto an NFL roster, there’s another about a drug fiend or a failed attempt at online dating. It is likely many players at the Combine can tout a lifetime of obeying societal norms and laws, showing up for class and making the grade – the good guys. However, the good guys find themselves jockeying for a draft selection against athletes who have faced widespread public ridicule from being kicked out of their respective college programs to even drug rehabilitation. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., site of the Combine, is ground zero for this intersection of good and bad, the law abiding and the criminal, the internet savvy and the potentially gullible. Players of diverse and textured backgrounds speak to NFL coaches, general managers, scouts, the press, occasionally mere feet from each other, about the paths they chose in life. Good or bad, each player is trying to argue that his life’s path should include a stay in the city where that concerned NFL general manager or eager member of the media has traveled from. Take Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, the former Brigham Young University linebacker, for instance. Ansah was born in Accra, Ghana, and you could hear it in his accent as he fielded questions during a Saturday press conference. Ansah spoke of his African homeland with a toothy smile and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work out at the Combine and pursue an NFL career despite not being formally introduced to the game until after he enrolled at BYU. “It’s a blessing,” Ansah said during his Saturday press conference. “This is a really humbling experience for me. I know a lot of people want to be in my shoes.” Hours later, Manti Te’o, a former Notre Dame linebacker, finalist for the 2012 Heisman Trophy and later an alleged victim of an online dating hoax, took to podium “C” in the Combine’s media room as a sea of reporters let fly with camera shutters and questions about his now-public personal follies. The story of Te’o’s victimhood is convoluted, but he maintains that his supposedly deceased girlfriend – Lennay Kekua – never existed. Te’o’s once-inspiring story of perseverance went up in smoke, and he claimed he was the victim of a hoax. At a Saturday Combine press conference, Te’o attempted to deflect questions (one reporter asked if he was currently dating anyone “in real life”) about the incident. “I understand that people have questions,” Te’o said during his Saturday press conference, his first since news of Kekua not existing broke, “but I think I’ve answered everything I could. For me, I’d really like to talk about football … It’s pretty crazy. I’ve been in front of a few cameras. But not as many as this. I said all I needed to say about that.” Te’o was calculated in his remarks about the hoax, causing some pundits to wonder about whether getting caught up with a fake girlfriend could actually cause him to drop in April’s NFL Draft. Tyrann Mathieu was a little more candid while remarking on his very public missteps. Mathieu, a finalist for the 2011 Heisman Trophy as a cornerback, was kicked off the LSU football team after two marijuana-related incidents and an arrest. Mathieu was stirred from his sleep on Sunday at 4 a.m. for a drug test, but wide eyes and a smile accompanied this plea to the NFL during his afternoon press conference: “I’m not totally asking them to trust me right now, but what I am asking is for them to give me a chance.” It’s hard not to think that the bad guys outshone the good guys when you look at the attention paid to athletes like Te’o ad Mathieu versus that paid to Ansah and even the seven Ohio State football Combine invitees. Just as Ansah expressed appreciation for his Combine invitation through his thick Ghanian accent, the Buckeyes said they were thankful for what OSU football did for their careers. “Going through this process, wherever I get drafted, I’m blessed to even be here,” former OSU defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins said during a Saturday interview session. “Wherever I go, I’m happy with that … All the OSU coaches supported me.” read more

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Forget your GP robots will soon be able to diagnose more accurately

Babylon Health has just begun a pilot scheme which means patients in five boroughs of London are encouraged to consult a chatbot instead of a human being, when they contact the 111 non-emergency line. Under the system, patients key in their symptoms, with artificial intelligence used to assess the urgency of each… Robots will soon be able to diagnose patients “more accurately and faster” than almost any doctor, says the man behind a controversial NHS scheme which will see chatbots employed to assess 111 calls. A private company with a string of health service contracts is to launch a national scheme which allows patients to receive a full diagnosis by smartphone – without ever having to see a GP. 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. read more

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Here are the reasons why Dry January is the smart choice

first_imgARE YOU ON the dry for January?Stay strong. We’ve got your back. Every time a friend tries to tempt you into the pub, just send them this love letter to Dry January from DailyEdge.ie – we’ll soften their cough for you.1. You’re brokeThe festive season has left you counting your pennies, and there’s still a few more bills to go. No big nights out means big savings. YOU’RE DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE. Source: Imgur2. December left you a shell of your former selfEveryone gets run down during winter at the best of times, but especially when the party season is in full swing to take it out of you. Give yourself a break now, good man/woman yourself. 3. ProductivityYou’re going to get SO much done this month. That to-do list is going to shrink and you’re going to feel all the better for it. Stay strong, all that DIY around the house needs doing and Dry January is the ideal time to do it. Source: Some Ecards4. Hangover-free weekendsThe rare, mythical beast. Source: Fiona Hyde/DailyEdge.ie5. Unbeatable smugnessAnd one of the best parts? Batting away Dry January with your sense of self-satisfaction at your own restraint – not to mention the fact you’ve no hangover, more money, healthier and super-productive. Haters, keep moving. Haters gonna hate. Strut on Source: Imgur6. Sweet anticipationAnd, of course… The suspense leading up to February. Source: ImgurWhat do you reckon to Dry January? Are you doing it this year? If so, feel free to share this to increase the smug factor. Read: The 10 stages of FOMO>Read: Your Definitive Guide To Being Too Old To Be Out Tonight>last_img read more

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Cyprus comes to terms with testing bailout agreement

first_imgCypriot President Nicos Anastasiades arrived back in Nicosia Monday to defend a bailout deal with the troika that will see his country’s largest bank restructured and second-largest shut down as part of an overhaul that will cost depositors billions.“We were a breath away from economic collapse,” said Anastasiades. “Our aim in Brussels was to save the country. We faced some very tough choices.”The deal agreed between Cyprus and the troika, and which was approved by the Eurogroup, will see Cyprus receiving 10 billion euros in loans, beginning with the first installment in May. However, it will also hit Cyprus’s large banking sector heavily and economists expect the country to experience a severe recession this year.“I do not want to think about what would have happened if we did not reach an agreement,” he said.Anastasiades pledged that capital controls – restrictions on the withdrawal and transfer of money – were only temporary and would be gradually relaxed over the next few days once stability has returned to the financial sector.The president said that pension funds’ bank accounts would be protected and that a criminal investigation would be launched into how Cyprus found itself in such a crisis.The bailout deal was reached after many hours of talks and following several delays to the start of the Eurogroup on Sunday night.The deal foresees the country’s second-largest lender, Cyprus Popular Bank (Laiki), going through an immediate resolution process that will see deposits under 100,000 euros, which are guaranteed, being put into a good bank.Nonperforming loans and uninsured deposits will be placed in a bad bank, which will be liquidated over time. Bondholders and shareholders are also set to lose out.The good bank will be merged with the country’s largest lender, the Bank of Cyprus. Uninsured deposits at Bank of Cyprus will face a haircut but none of the officials in Brussels was able to say how large the levy would be. It is thought the final figure will be between 30 and 40 percent. The aim is for the healthy bank to achieve a capital ratio of 9 percent.However, Bank of Cyprus will take over the 9 billion euros of Emergency Liquidity Assistance that the European Central Bank has provided to Laiki.It is expected that Bank of Cyprus will open on Thursday. Other Cypriot banks, where no haircut will be applied to savings, are due to open Tuesday.Among the organizations that will suffer losses is the Church of Cyprus. Archbishop Chrysostomos said that the Church had more than 100 million euros in capital, which it will probably lose. Chrysostomos, who has advocated an eventual return to the Cypriot pound, said that local decision-makers should be held accountable for the country’s demise.“Whoever is responsible for getting us in this state should stand in the dock,” he said. “It is not possible for the people to suffer and there not to be consequences for those responsible.” Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Future scientists compete in regional Science Olympiad

first_imgIt’s a pretty simple recipe: Take one marshmallow, add flame.While Saturday’s charred result is unlikely to be part of anybody’s diet plan, the process actually was an exercise in calorie counting.On Saturday, that meant building a calorimeter to gauge the heat released by a burning marshmallow.“The students are looking at the chemistry of food,” said Amanda Crochet, chair of the Clark College chemistry department. She was monitoring the Food Science event in a college laboratory. In the just-add-fire phase of the event, “Students measure heat output in a marshmallow,” Crochet said.It was one of 48 events comprising the 2017 regional Science Olympiad at Clark College. Eleven teams earned spots in next month’s state competition — including five teams from the Camas school district. The high school’s top two teams finished one-two in regionals; Camas middle-school teams went one-two-three. Between its high school and two middle schools, Camas had almost 130 regional participants.The state event has been part of Camas High School’s annual schedule for years. Camas won five straight state championships before finishing second last year, coach Matt Chase said. Overall, Saturday’s event drew more than 400 students from Southwest Washington, plus teams from the Quileute Tribal School in La Push and from Corvallis, Ore.The marshmallow-based activity was one of many flavors of hands-on science on display. In the Mission Possible arena, competitors built a 10-stage mechanical device.last_img read more

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Elneny signs new longterm deal with Arsenal

first_imgThe Egyptian midfielder has signed an extension of his contract, which is yet to be disclosed, with the Gunners. Since he joined Wenger, he has made 65 appearances for the team.Elneny joined Arsenal back in 2016 and since then, Wenger has been always proud of his skills, which is exhibited by the extension of his contract.“He is a fantastic boy, we love him here. His best years are in front of him,” Wenger shared regarding the Egyptian at the beginning of the season.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Officially we will be together for a longer time, in order to reach what we started, and to put Arsenal in it’s deserved spot in Europe and the whole world,” was the official statement of the player, shared in his official twitter profile, according to the Daily Mail.“We’re pleased to announce that Mo Elneny has signed a new long-term contract with the club,” was Arsenal’s official statement on the matter.last_img read more

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A closer look at the ship bringing highspeed internet to Western Alaska

first_imgWestern Alaska just got one step closer to high-speed internet.Listen nowThe Ile de Brehat docked in Dutch Harbor. (Photo by Laura Kraegel, KUCB – Unlaska)That’s because after years of planning and wrangling permits, Quintillion is finally ready to lay fiber optic cable from Prudhoe Bay to Nome. The telecom company has one vessel stationed in the Bering Sea and another close behind.The Ile de Brehat has left its homeport in France, passed through the Panama Canal, and will soon arrive in Nome. That’s where the vessel will start laying a path of fiber optic cable below the sea floor — a path that will wind more than a thousand miles up to the North Slope.Right now, though, the ship is docked in Dutch Harbor, and a group of Quintillion’s executives and investors is climbing aboard.“This is the cable ship Ile de Brehat,” Captain Charles Souffre said. “So first of all, welcome on board, all of you.”Souffre is in charge of the nearly 500-foot-long vessel and its 70-member crew.They run the ship on behalf of Alcatel Submarine Networks, the French company Quintillion hired to make and lay the cable system. They’ll start trenching outside of Nome any day now, and the operation will run 24 hours a day through September, relying on a careful configuration of multimillion-dollar equipment.A section of fiber optic cable. (Photo by Laura Kraegel, KUCB – Unalaska)As Souffre explained to the group, all of that time, money, and manpower really comes down to one thing: protecting thin filaments of glass.“This is the fiber,” he said. “This one is only for deep water. And this cover is to send power inside the cable to monitor the integrity of the system.”That’s crucial. The fiber optic system is supposed to last 25 years or longer, supporting a delicate process that allows phone and computer data to ride light waves across the glass fibers of the cable.It has to work, and it has to be fast. So Souffre said his team will test the cable constantly as they install it by running an electrical current through the entire system and reading the signal from start to finish. If it’s not clear, they stop the ship and fix the problem.But Souffre said there shouldn’t be too many problems. His crew will lay the cable along a carefully chosen route, developed over two seasons of marine surveys. There are underwater cameras on all the equipment — and cable detectors too, if visibility is poor in murky waters. The whole operation is run from countless monitors and control boards on the ship’s bridge.“It’s like a big PlayStation,” he said.But community leaders say that big PlayStation will have an even bigger impact on rural Alaska, where people are still dealing with internet at dial-up speed.Reggie Joule is a former state legislator and mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, and now he’s Kotzebue’s liaison for the Quintillion project.Looking around the ship at tanks full of fiber optic cable, Joule said high-speed internet is going to be “momentous,” especially for rural economies.“If we have somebody who can make widgets in one of our communities, but has no outlet — the internet can get the skill of that individual and provide them with a market,” he said. “That changes the economy of places where there aren’t economies, potentially.”Joule said fast internet will also help rural communities provide better healthcare and education through telemedicine and online learning services.Reggie Joule looks over tanks of coiled fiber optic cable in the Ile de Brehat. (Photo by Laura Kraegel, KUCB – Unalaska)Unalaska City Manager Dave Martinson agreed.“Having high-speed internet here will enhance our abilities to do our jobs across the board — whether you’re an educator, a doctor, or a shipping company,” said Martinson.But Unalaska isn’t getting fiber optic cable. At least, not yet.Quintillion’s ships will pass through the port, and the company plans to store extra cable on the island in case of emergencies. But for right now, just six communities are getting fiber: Prudhoe Bay, Barrow, Wainwright, Point Hope, Kotzebue, and Nome.That’s why Martinson made it a point to meet with Quintillion representatives during their visit to Unalaska.“This was another opportunity to put our plight in front of them — our need for high-speed internet,” he said. “I think that ultimately, it’ll take us a while, but our odds are pretty good.”Elizabeth Pierce is CEO of Quintillion. She said the company is already thinking about expansion, but she can’t make any promises yet.“We are working very aggressively to determine what landings we’ll cover in phase two,” said Pierce. “It is our objective to add more Alaska landings, but it’s a little early to make any announcements.”For now, the Ile de Brehat will start laying cable in Nome and move north. Its sister ship — the Ile de Sein — will begin in Prudhoe Bay and work south until they meet in the middle. The project is on schedule to deliver high-speed internet to western Alaska by early 2017.last_img read more

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French delegation detained in Turkey during election

first_imgAn election committee member shows a ballot displaying a vote for Selahattin Demirtas, presidential candidate of the pro-Kurdish People`s Democratic Party (HDP) at a polling station during the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections in Istanbul on 24 June 2018. Turks voted on 24 June in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as the president`s toughest election test, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles. Photo : AFPA French delegation of Communist party members, including a senator, was detained in Turkey on Sunday while trying to observe parliamentary and presidential polls there, the party announced.”Turkish authorities want to snuff out any criticism of the massive fraud underway,” a Communist Party statement said, adding that senator Christine Prunaud was among those detained.The state-run Turkish news agency Anadolu reported Sunday that around 10 Europeans faced legal action including three French citizens, three Germans and four Italians allegedly for acting as election observers without accreditation .One of the arrested French Communists, Hulliya Turan, told AFP that the group was arrested in Agri in the east at 1030 am (0730 GMT) and held all day in a police station until 5 pm when polling stations closed.”They told us that we will not be prosecuted because our presence was not a crime,” Turan said.Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has expressed alarm over the number of complaints of voting violations in the mainly Kurdish south east of the country.Turks are voting in twin legislative and parliamentary elections which are seen as the toughest test president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has undergone at the ballot box.Tens of thousands of Turkish citizens are responding to calls from the opposition to monitor the polls for a clean election and a delegation of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is also in place.last_img
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