‘Zidane would be a success as a Premier League boss’

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Pochettino tips Real Madrid boss Zidane to be a successful Premier League manager Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 08:16 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid Premier League UEFA Champions League Primera División The Spurs manager believes his Real Madrid counterpart could deliver success at a club in the English top flight Zinedine Zidane would be successful as a manager in the Premier League, according to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.Real Madrid head coach Zidane is under some pressure after the Spanish and European champions fell eight points behind La Liga leaders and rivals Barcelona following a shock 2-1 loss at Girona on Sunday.Zizou’s Real 23/10 for Wembley defeat 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 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 2017The Frenchman has enjoyed a spectacular start to his coaching career, already winning two Champions League titles and a La Liga crown, and he claimed the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Coach award.Pochettino, whose side host Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, said he saw no reason why Zidane would be unable to lead a club to success in England, where the former midfielder has never played or coached.”Yeah, I think so, why not? It’s normal when you look at someone like Zinedine Zidane and what he’s achieved that he is somebody that could have success in the UK,” he told a news conference.”I say that as regards to his capacity as a coach, his personality, what he’s achieved at Real Madrid and above all FIFA last week elected him the best coach in the world. So why not?”Ultimately, it’s something that’s up to him but obviously he has all the qualities to achieve a lot in England or anywhere else in the world.”last_img read more

Abraham, Loftus-Cheek called up

first_imgFriendlies Abraham, Gomez, Loftus-Cheek get England call-ups Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 21:22 11/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) tammy abraham - cropped Getty Images Friendlies England v Germany England v Brazil Brazil Germany England Arsenal Premier League Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has given three uncapped players a chance to impress in the upcoming international fixtures Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez have been called up to the England squad for November’s friendly matches against Germany and Brazil.Striker Abraham, on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea, has been in good form for Paul Clement’s side and has been rewarded with his first senior call-up.England 20/1 to win World Cup 2018 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 The former England youth international was eligible to play for Nigeria but denied he had decided to switch allegiance from the Three Lions back in September.Loftus-Cheek of Crystal Palace and Liverpool full-back Gomez have also earned their first places in Gareth Southgate’s set-up.The remainder of the squad will be confirmed at 1400GMT.Congratulations to @J_Gomez97, @rubey_lcheek and @tammyabraham on their first #ThreeLions call-ups! We’ll have the full squad soon… pic.twitter.com/E6tuJ1rSUz— England (@England) November 2, 2017Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was tipped to make his return to international football by manager Arsene Wenger but is predicted to have again been overlooked.Tottenham’s Harry Winks is thought to have kept his place in the squad after some fine displays, including in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Champions League holders Real Madrid.England host Germany on November 10 before taking on Brazil four days later.71% – Tammy Abraham’s had a hand in 5 of Swansea’s 7 league goals this season (4 goals, 1 assist), the highest ratio in the PL. Recognition. pic.twitter.com/2A1laRXMWh— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 2, 2017last_img read more

Video: Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson And Joseph Blair Had A Strange NCAA Tournament Poetry Slam

first_imgRondae Hollis-Jefferson performs some NCAA Tournament poetry.YouTube/Arizona WildcatsThe Arizona Wildcats, the two seed in the West Region, are one of the non-Kentucky favorites to win the NCAA Tournament. How is star forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson celebrating? By taking part in a very bizarre “poetry slam” with Wildcats’ graduate manager Joseph Blair. Luckily for Arizona fans, and unfortunately for those rooting for other teams in the West, Hollis-Jefferson is significantly better at basketball than he is a poetry…or whatever you want to call what he performed in that video. Arizona faces 15-seed Texas Southern at 2:10 p.m. on Thursday.last_img read more

Golar LNG Wraps Up Golar Viking Sale

first_imgGolar LNG Ltd has completed the sale and delivery of the 2005-built LNG carrier Golar Viking to PT Perusahaan Pelayaran Equinox (Equinox), the company said. The transaction has been concluded at a sale price of USD 135 million. The vessel has been re-named “Salju” under Indonesian flag and registry. Under Indonesian Cabotage regulations, LNG cargoes produced and sold within Indonesia must be transported on an Indonesian-flagged vessel. With an anticipated increase in domestic allocation for Indonesian produced LNG cargoes in 2015, Equinox said it believes the timing is right to acquire the Golar Viking and transfer the vessel to Indonesian flag.The growth in the Indonesian domestic trade of LNG is the direct result of the recent introduction of 3 new LNG terminals which are supplied from LNG production facilities at Bontang and Tangguh. The receiving terminals are the FSRU Nusantara Regas Satu (commenced operations in Q2 2012) located in West Java, PGN FSRU (Q3 2014) located in Lampung and the Arun Receiving Terminal in Aceh Province, scheduled to commence operations in the first quarter of 2015.FSRU Nusantara Regas Satu is owned and operated by PT Golar Indonesia, a joint venture company between Golar and Equinox’s parent company.“The transfer of ownership and the anticipated future employment of the vessel recognises that long haul sea borne trade will increasingly become dominated by modern, larger and more efficient vessels providing greater economies of scale. In connection with the sale, Golar has repaid a secured bank loan of approximately USD 82 million,” Golar said.“The sale of the vessel in support of Equinox’s aim of actively servicing Indonesian domestic LNG shipping demand fits with our strategy of maximizing cash flows in the currently challenging shipping environment. The transaction further confirms Golar’s strategy of reducing the Company’s exposure to the LNG shipping market and focusing its investment in the FLNG business,” said Gary Smith, CEO Golar Management.last_img read more

Integration of UASC Drives HapagLloyds Q3 Profit Surge

first_imgzoom German container carrier Hapag-Lloyd closed the third quarter of the year with EUR 54.3 million of net profit (USD 64.1 million), a significantly bolstered earnings when compared to the net profit of EUR 8.2 million posted in the same quarter a year earlier.The Q3 EBIT rose to EUR 180.6 million from corresponding EUR 65.6 million in 2016, and the EBITDA stood at EUR 361.5 million also up from prior-year period’s EUR 184.6 million, the company said.“The good operating result that we have achieved after three quarters is not only due to the positive development of the global economy and the increasing global container transportation volume,” said Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG.“The quick and smooth integration of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) into the Hapag-Lloyd Group has also played a crucial role. We have already been able to realize the first synergies resulting from the merger which will help us to further solidify our position in the sector.”The integration with UASC is almost completed and on schedule to be finalized by the end of the year, the German carrier said.In the first nine months of 2017, Hapag-Lloyd was able to achieve an EBITDA and EBIT of EUR 721.9 million and EUR 267.9 million, rebounding from  EUR 381.3 million and EUR 25.9 million respectively reported in 2016.The company also saw a positive profit result after taxes of EUR 8.2 million, bouncing back from a loss of EUR -133.9 million, booked last year.Transport volume increased by 24.4% in the first nine months, from 5.65 million TEU to 7.03 million TEU.Freight rates continued to recover in the third quarter, standing at 1,060 USD/TEU after nine months.The basic parameters for the 2017 forecast remain unchanged from those published in the 2017 half-year financial statement.“Hapag-Lloyd continues to expect a significant rise in transport volumes, a significant rise in bunker price and an unchanged average freight rate. EBITDA and EBIT are also expected to rise significantly,” the company added.last_img read more

All sharks tagged in NS expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch

first_imgHALIFAX – All six of the sharks tagged in Nova Scotian waters as part of a “historic” expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch’s website, and appear to be scattering throughout the ocean.The research team came to Nova Scotia on a hunch in mid-September, and spent almost a month looking for sharks off the coast of the province in an effort to better understand their movements and mating habits.As of Saturday, Hal and Nova, two male great whites, were seen on Ocearch’s shark tracker towards the southeastern part of Nova Scotia, between Lunenburg and Shelburne.Luna, a female great white named for Lunenburg, has tracked in the Bay of Fundy close to the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border.Jane and Cabot, a female and a male, were a bit more ambitious, and showed up near New Hampshire, with Jane tracking further out to sea. Jefferson, meanwhile, went out even further, with his tracker showing up close to Rhode Island.Expedition leader Chris Fischer has said the information gathered from the sharks’ tags and samples should help scientists paint a clearer picture of the North Atlantic species’ lives and plan a path forward to protect them.last_img read more

Should malls tell you about their surveillance tools

first_imgThey’re called anonymous video analytics, among other terms, and the cameras that capture them might be discreetly placed in interactive guides at your favourite shopping centre. They capture demographic data like gender, age and even whether you’re happy or sad, before deleting the image. But should they have to tell you about it? Which malls in Canada use them? Would we even know about this if it wasn’t for a software glitch at a mall display in Alberta?As with so many of our privacy concerns these days, the technology that collects our personal information is advancing much faster than any regulations governing it. There are complaints before privacy commissioners right now, but there are some quirks to this tech that make it very hard to crack down on. How much privacy can you expect these days in a public space? If the answer is not much, then what should you expect your data to be used for? And … how do you spot these things next time you’re shopping, anyway?GUEST: Aaron Hutchins, Maclean’sToday’s Podcast – Is your mall watching you?Audio Playerhttp://radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_11152018.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen clash

However he said that when the boat was on its way, the Navy was informed that the situation was brought under control and so he was unable to provide information on the number of Indian fishermen involved in the clash with their Sri Lankan counterparts. “Since there was no direct navy involvement, i cannot give any details,” Warnakulasuriya said. (Colombo Gazette)Report By Jamila Najmuddin Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that they had received information about the clash and had sent a navy boat to make inquiries and defuse the situation. Fishermen from India and Sri Lanka clashed off the seas of Mannar early this morning.The clash had occurred when Indian fishermen were seen poaching in Sri Lankan waters, along the International Maritime Boundary. read more

Brock Board of Trustees seeking permanent staff representative

Brock University’s Board of Trustees is seeking a new permanent staff representative to serve a three-year term on the Board.The general bylaws of the Board of Trustees specify that the Board shall include three permanent staff members, elected by the permanent staff of the University, serving staggered three-year terms. As of July 1, 2014, there will be one permanent staff vacancy on the Board. The University Secretariat will hold elections in May to select one representative from the permanent staff for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2014.Any permanent staff member, who is not a manager reporting directly to the president or a vice-president, is eligible to stand in the election. Nomination forms are available on the University Secretariat election website. The nomination form must be signed by at least three members of the permanent staff and the nominee. You may return the nomination form in person, by email, or by fax to 905-688-9754, no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 5. The Office of the University Secretariat is located in ST1107.The election will be done by electronic voting, with the exception of those without an active email address, who will receive a paper ballot. Voting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 12 and will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23.All eligible voters will receive an email to their Brock account with a link to a secure electronic ballot. Those without an active email account will receive a paper ballot which must be returned to the Office of the University Secretariat. Each voter may vote for one candidate as there is only one vacancy. The candidate leading the poll will be elected to the three-year term.Please contact Chabriol Colebatch, interim secretary to the University (x3335), for further information. read more

Gamer killed himself as father tells inquest gaming causes isolation and disconnection

A big computer gamer who hanged himself could have become isolated and depressed by his online life.Matthew Beaumont, a student at the University of Hull, was found dead in his room at Ashcourt student accommodation Cottingham Road, on November 29, last year, by a concerned flatmate.The 21-year-old who was known to spend hours playing Assassin’s Creed and FIFA was found to have killed himself by a coroner’s inquest.His parents, who described him as an “absolute joy” to bring up, said Matthew was a “big gamer” and his death came as a complete shock.”We had absolutely no idea that he was anywhere near that state of mind,” said Matthew’s father, Stephen Beaumont.Mr Beaumont said he was aware that “gaming causes isolation and disconnection from reality” and that it was “a real problem.”Talking about his son, the engineer from Doncaster said: “He loved playing a game called Assassin’s Creed. He loved his FIFA games, too.” The inquest heard Matthew, a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, had not sought help from the University’s pastoral services.It was also told that he had no assignments due or significant money worries, and had updated his CV two weeks before his death.Rosemary Baxter, area coroner for Hull and the East Riding, said it was clear Matthew, who was due to graduate this summer, had died “by his own hand”. However, she said she was unable to conclude that he had intended to take his own life.His parents, who brought up Matthew in Doncaster, South Yorks, are now encouraging other young people to talk more openly about their feelings.”There is less of a stigma around mental health in workplaces,” said Mr Beaumont. “But I don’t know if that’s the same for colleges.” Matthew Beaumont's flatmate said he had become 'disconnected'  An inquest heard that Matthew Beaumont played games such as Assassin’s Creed and FIFA Credit:AP “We all tended to say ‘goodnight’ positively to each other, However, as I went upstairs, he just said ‘yeah’ as if he was not that bothered.”On the day before his body was found Matthew’s flatmate and other friends had agreed to go to his room if they had not seen him before 4pm on Wednesday.Once the time had passed they asked a staff member to unlock the door using a key card, and Matthew’s body was discovered. An inquest heard that Matthew Beaumont played games such as Assassin's Creed and FIFA 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. Matthew Beaumont’s flatmate said he had become ‘disconnected’ Credit:Ben Lack The inquest into his death at Hull Coroner’s Court heard Matthew had spoken to his mother, Linda, just two days before his death. She said Matthew sounded “tired and frustrated” on the telephone.”I said, ‘I love you Matt’, and he said, ‘I love you, too’,” she said. “There was nothing about the phone call that made me think he was desperate. Frustrated, yes. But not desperate. “Matthew was an absolute joy to bring up. He was so sensitive to how others felt.”Tests after his death showed a small amount of cannabis was in Matthew’s blood, and his friend told the hearing Matthew would often smoke the drug in communal areas of their flat, as well as in the shower in his room.Pathologist Dr Lorenzo Karsai found hanging was the medical cause of death, but said cannabis could have impaired “cognitive functions”.Matthew, who was a film studies and creative writing student, has spoken with his flatmate three days before his death, where he had seemed “disconnected”.”Matthew seemed a bit strange,” said his flatmate. “It was like I kept catching him mid sentence, if you know what I mean. He seemed disconnected. read more

Well Leave It There So Murray waves goodbye Keane arrives at Villa

first_imgHomeIreland assistant manager Roy Keane was unveiled as Aston Villa’s number two this afternoon, and the Corkman said he is looking forward to “a massive challenge”.Irish 1,500 metre athlete Roisin McGettigan will be awarded a bronze medal from the 2009 European Indoor Championships five years on due to Anna Alminova’s doping ban.GAA president Liam O’Neill has revealed that Queen Elizabeth recently told him that she has watched hurling since the Sky Sports coverage started this summer.Ulster winger Tommy Bowe admits that changes were needed at the province and has welcomed the appointment of Les Kiss as interim Director of Rugby. NEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news… Dutch players Robin van Persie and Joel Veltman training in Rio today. Source: Mike EgertonWorld CupIt’s the first of two rest days in Brazil before the football returns with the quarter-finals on Friday and Saturday.First up, it’s hosts Brazil facing the impressive Colombians before and all-European clash between the France and Germany. On Saturday, the Netherlands meet Costa Rica then it’s Argentina v Belgium. Source: FIFA.comNOTHING KILLS THE party spirit like waiting for a bus that never comes and after almost two hours waiting for the bus to Porto de Galinhas we were convinced it would never arrive.” – Read Mikey Stafford’s latest Letter From Brazil Away Andy Murray waves to the Wimbledon crowd. Source: JONATHAN BRADYLast year’s men’s singles champions Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon after losing to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2.Liverpool are reportedly set to hold talks with Barcelona over the possibility of striking deal for Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. The best thing we sharedIt’s the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of former Colombian defender who was murdered shortly after his country’s elimination from the 1994 World Cup. Watch the brilliant ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on his life and relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. Source: Carlos Cortina/YouTubeOn the recordNow I can look at things in perspective and I kind of regret that I never got to celebrate with everybody or do something for Ireland.” – Roisin McGettigan on getting her bronze medal five years later.The Fixture list Sligo Rovers and Derry City both kick off their Europa League first round qualifiers tomorrow. The Bit O’Red are away to Lithuanian outfit FK Banga while the Candystripes face Aberystwyth Town of Wales at the Brandywell. Wimbledon continues with Lucie Safarova v Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard v Simona Halep in the women’s singles semi-finals.Showbiz, BabyAfter a remarkable performance between the sticks for the US in their World Cup defeat to Belgium last night, someone briefly changed the Secretary of Defence Wikipedia page to feature goalkeeper Tim Howard. There were also dozens of photoshops featuring the Everton stopper.center_img It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”last_img read more

LiPad 3 devrait coûter autant que liPad 2

first_imgL’iPad 3 devrait coûter autant que l’iPad 2Alors que le très attendu lancement de la nouvelle version de la tablette tactile d’Apple approche, les rumeurs sur ses tarifs se font de plus en plus précises.L’impatience est de plus en plus grande autour de l’iPad 3, dont la présentation officielle interviendra le 7 mars. Pour faire patienter les aficionados de la star des tablettes tactiles, des informations sont distillées au fur et à mesure que le jour tant attendu arrive. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le site 9to5Mac explique ainsi que les prix et les capacités de stockage du nouveau joujou de la marque à la pomme seraient les mêmes que ceux de l’iPad 2.Pour obtenir un modèle Wi-Fi de l’iPad 3 ? Il faudrait débourser 499 dollars pour la version 16 GB (un peu moins de 380 euros) et 599 dollars pour la 32 GB (environ 450 euros). Dans cette gamme de prix, un éventuel modèle 64 GB se placerait à 699 dollars. Les modèles Wi-Fi + 3G seraient eux disponibles à 629 dollars pour le modèle de 16 Go (un peu moins de 480 euros), 729 dollars pour 32 Go et 829 dollars pour 64 Go (environ 624 euros). De son côté, l’iPad 2 resterait évidemment commercialisé mais il verrait logiquement ses prix baisser après la sortie de l’iPad 3. Le 5 mars 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jan 2015 – Churches convened yesterday and it was not specifically for a time of prayer; the group was for the third or fourth time meeting the Financial Services Commission which now has jurisdiction over these entities financially thanks to that new law which calls for all nonprofit organizations which includes: civic, charity and church bodies to register and report. Paul Coleman, head of the Compliance Unit of the FSC chaired that meeting yesterday of the Providenciales Ministerial Fellowship which aimed to explain further to the church pastors how the FSC expects them to comply with a new piece of legislation which gives the FSC power to laud over the books and financial operations of the churches within the country. There are believed to be around 70 churches in Providenciales, well over 100 nationwide. Like the other groups, the church is finding the adjustment to this new procedure frustrating and in some cases, unheard of and intrusive to the work of the Body of Christ. Nonetheless, with an investment of around $1,500 to incorporate and pay the registration fee of the FSC all churches in the country are expected to comply by the end of February. Nigueal Streete to take reigns of FSC with Higgins departure IMF report gives warning and suggestion to refund insurance company clients Related Items:churches, compliance unit, financial services commission, paul coleman FSC secures membership world organization Recommended for youlast_img read more

Congressional Tide Has Turned on BRAC Smith Says

first_imgCongressional opposition to approving a new round of base closures is loosening, even as this year’s Congress has resisted the Obama administration’s request for a BRAC in 2017, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday.“The hostility, the notion that this was completely unacceptable, which existed about a year ago is not there anymore amongst my fellow members is the way I would put it,” Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), the most prominent advocate in Congress for a BRAC round, told reporters.Smith dismissed all of the standard arguments, saying they had run their course, reported CQ Roll Call.“I think this whole notion that BRACs are stupid because they cost money is getting increasingly difficult to justify as an argument, as is the notion that somehow we can just do it with overseas bases,” he said.Smith also cited ADC members’ preference for the certainty of a BRAC “because this death of a thousand cuts is worse.” Smith was a keynote speaker at last month’s Defense Communities National Summit.While he believes lawmakers have started to understand why a BRAC round is needed for the long-term health of national security, it’s still not clear how soon Congress will come around. He included House Armed Services Chair Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) as one of the members who understands the importance of BRAC.“He doesn’t quite share it enough yet to say that it’s still a good idea and it’s something that we want to do, but I think there is an acknowledgment that at some point we need to get there,” Smith said. “How exactly it is that he envisions getting there, much less when, I couldn’t say.”————-IMAGE SOURCE Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Humanlike brain waves detected in mini brains grown in a dish

first_imgOriginally published 8:15 a.m. PT Now playing: Watch this: 4 To assess the electrical activity of the lab-grown brains, the team stuck electrodes into their culture dish. They found evidence for activity in the mini brains at two months and rhythmic, constant activity by six months. A machine learning algorithm, trained on a dataset of 567 electrical signal recordings generated by 39 premature babies aged between six and 10 months of age, was then fed the mini brain electrical signals. It successfully predicted how many weeks old the organoids in the petri dish were, demonstrating that they may mimic normal, early brain development.While this doesn’t suggest the brains-in-a-jar and infant brains are functionally the same thing, it does provide a stepping stone for scientists to test brains that are more significantly advanced than previous models and ones that accurately replicate the human condition better than animal models can.Of course, there are ethical implications of rebuilding a brain. One of the most thought-provoking philosophical scenarios is the “brain in a vat” experiment, which outlines a condition where a brain hooked up to a supercomputer and receiving electrical signals might still think it’s really alive, even though it only exists as a brain… in a vat. It’s kind of mad scientist Matrix, if you really think about.The study doesn’t shy away from the potential ethical implications of creating miniature brains and Muotri himself says that it’s up to us to decide where the limit is. For now, you shouldn’t be worried about these brains-in-a-dish achieving sentience and somehow sensing they’re being experimented on. Muotri is convinced there’s no evidence they have any form of consciousness and the brain waves the team has seen may not even have anything to do with the activity in real brains.  Neuralink: What you need to know 14 Photos How to keep a baby busy on a tablet without frying her brain (pictures) Share your voice 5:00 A cross-section of the lab grown mini-brains, with each color representing a different type of brain cell. Muotri Lab/UCTV Scientists have successfully grown mini brains that, for the first time, produce brain waves resembling those seen in embryos and preterm infants. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) created the pea-sized “brains” by growing up stem cells in a petri dish and testing their activity and gene expression over 10 months. They hope the mini brains will enable them to study early brain development. The study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell on Thursday, is by the same research group that previously showed they were able to grow Neanderthal mini brains in the lab. This time around they’ve stuck to Homo sapiens, coaxing human stem cells into becoming brain cells by placing them in a petri dish that simulates the environment of early brain development. The 3D mini brains, known as “organoids,” then mature and create cellular networks of connected cells — an important component of real brains that allows electrical signals to zip around.”We are one step closer to have a model that can actually generate these early stages of a sophisticated neural network,” said Alysson Muotri, a molecular biologist at UCSD and author on the new study, in a press release. Muotri’s team have been working with brain organoids for a number of years, slowly working towards building a brain that will act as a model for future study. Currently, their model is about a million times smaller than an adult human brain.”You can use brain organoids for several things, including understand normal human neurodevelopment, disease modeling, brain evolution, drug screening, and even to inform artificial intelligence,” Muotri said.   Sci-Tech Tags Commentslast_img read more

More Spectacle Than Sport Remembering The Battle of the Sexes At The

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Getty ImagesThe “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome.center_img The Battle of the Sexes took place at the Astrodome 45 years ago today, Sept. 20, 1973.The infamous tennis match pitted 55-year-old aging pro Bobby Riggs and against 29-year-old rising star Billie Jean King. The winner would take home $100,000, which King claimed in three sets.It was a huge moment for women’s equality, women in sport, women’s tennis, and for tennis in general. Millions watched it on ABC at a time when tennis matches weren’t televised very often.At the time, Dan Lovett was a sportscaster for KTRK Channel 13 here in Houston, and he was sent to cover the match. He was stationed on press row, right next to Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell, who were broadcasting the game nationally.These days, Lovett is retired and living in Cypress. He shared a few of his memories of the event with Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty in 2017.Lovett said the match at times seemed like more of a television spectacle than a real sporting event.APBillie Jean King and Bobby Riggs smile during a news conference in New York to publicize their upcoming “Battle of the Sexes” match at the Houston Astrodome. 00:00 /05:51 Sharelast_img read more

McFerran Named a Finalist for FIH Female Goalkeeper of the Year

first_imgMcFerran is in her fifth year as a member of the Irish National Team. Making its first World Cup appearance since 2002, Ireland entered the tournament at No. 16 in the FIH world rankings, the second lowest of any team competing in the World Cup and the lowest in their pool. They opened play with wins over the United States and India. Despite a loss to host England, the Irish emerged as the Pool B winner, becoming the first team to gain a spot in the quarterfinals. The University of Louisville’s Ayeisha McFerran is one of five finalists for the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Female Goalkeeper of the Year Award.The annual award for the best women’s goalkeeper in international hockey in a given calendar year is partly determined public vote. Fans have until January 18, 2019 to cast their votes The winners of the 2018 Hockey Stars Awards will be announced on February 14, 2019.Click here to vote for the FIH Female Goalkeeper of the Year.McFerran, who recently became Louisville’s first four-time National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association (NFHCA) All-American, was named Best Goalkeeper of the 2018 World Cup after leading the Irish National Team to a silver medal. The Larne, Northern Ireland native was instrumental in the Green Army’s historic run, surrendering only three goals in their first five matches, and dominating in a pair of shootout victories as they entered the finals against top-ranked Netherlands. The Dutch went on to capture the gold medal with a 6-0 victory to mark their second straight and eighth overall title. Aided by McFerran’s outstanding performances in the cage, Hockey Ireland became the first in the nation’s history to reach the World Cup finals. Facing India in a quarterfinal rematch, McFerran again posted shutout to send the contest to a shootout where she stopped two attempts as the Irish prevailed 3-1. She followed that performance with another shootout victory, this time turning back four tries help the Green Army emerge with a 3-2 win against Spain.  Story Links  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Man held for molesting cook

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar South police station has apprehended a person identified as Md Mehboob, for allegedly molesting a woman who used to work as a cook in an office canteen at the Metropolitan area adjacent to Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. According to police, the woman worked at the canteen for a few months in 2017. But Mehboob did not give her the promised remuneration. She left the job as she was pregnant. After her child was born, she used to stay at home. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBefore resigning from her job, she was made to sign several documents, claiming that they were necessary to open a bank account. She was also asked for her photo and identity and address proof for the same, which were used by Mehboob to open a joint bank account, posing as the husband of the woman. Recently, when she met Mehboob and demanded her due remuneration, he allegedly molested and threatened her. Later, she lodged a complaint with Bidhannagar South police station.last_img read more

Costa Rican students receive recognition from NASA

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Royal Caribbean proposes new era in cruising

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd has put forth a letter of intent to build a brand new generation of Royal Caribbean International cruise ships. The letter submitted to Meyer Weft highlighted the new class of ships would be delivered by 2014, with the option for a second ship to be delivered by 2015 and would incorporate new and imaginative features.Royal Caribbean Cruises chief executive Richard D Fain said the new ship which will run under the title Project Sunshine, would not disappoint and would uphold the company’s policy to unveil new ideas and features.“Project Sunshine builds on the best ideas of our existing ships and adds exciting new activities and entertainment concepts,” Mr Fain said.“It will offer features for everyone: from grand, spectacular spaces to small intimate settings; from active, invigorating activities to the serenity of more personal space; and from a plethora of dining alternatives to a cornucopia of opportunities for families.”Carrying up to 4,100 guests, Mr Fain added that the new class of cruise ships would offer energy efficiency and carry environmental technologies.Meyer Werft managing partner Bernard Meyer said working with the cruise line presented opportunities for the shipyard to develop and produce “cutting edge hardware in the cruise industry”. The overall berth of the cruise ship is estimated to cost up to €170,000.last_img read more