Behind Plumlee, Nets Beat 76ers, 88-70

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Through three quarters, the Brooklyn Nets could not shake the NBA’s worst team. But they completely dominated the fourth quarter, holding their opponents to only 10 points on the way to an 88-70 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 12.Leading 63-60 entering the fourth quarter, the Nets held the 76ers scoreless until Robert Covington hit a 3-pointer with 6:56 remaining in the game. Brooklyn scored the game’s next 10 points and increased its lead to 18 on Darius Morris’ dunk with three seconds remaining.Mason Plumlee scored a season-high 18 points and added 10 rebounds for the Nets. They held the 76ers to 25 second-half points, tying the lowest second-half total for any opponent in franchise history.“Rough for them is good defense for us,” Plumlee said. “We made a concerted effort to come out, lock in on defense and execute on offense in the third.”The 76ers shot 4-for-15 from the field in the fourth quarter after going 4 for 19 in the third. For the game, Philadelphia shot 31.9 percent (22-for-69), including only 11 2-point field goals, the fewest made in an NBA game in the shot clock era.“I don’t know,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We were 9 for 33 in the paint. We just couldn’t score and some of it I give them credit. Brooklyn intimidated us at the rim. Going 9 for 33 in the paint is hard to do.”The 76ers’ 70 points tied their season low, which they previously set on Nov. 13 in a 123-70 loss to Dallas. They also committed 23 turnovers.After trailing 28-18 early in the second quarter, the 76ers scored the next eight points and went on to take a 45-44 halftime lead on Henry Sims’ dunk with 30 seconds left.“I didn’t think we played great, but a win is a win at this point and we’ve just got to continue to work hard and improve day in and day out,” Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson said.Johnson and Alan Anderson each had 12 points for the Nets. Sergey Karasev added 11 and Deron Williams finished with 10 assists.Covington led all scorers with 20 points. Michael Carter-Williams added 14 points and nine assists. Henry Sims also had 14 points and Tony Wroten scored 12 for Philadelphia.(JEFFREY BERNSTEIN)last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Glenn Maxwell cautious of Rashid Khan threat ahead of Australia opener

first_imgDashing Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell feels negating Rashid Khan’s threat will be key when they take on Afghanistan in their World Cup opener on June 1.”At times I think I can (pick him),” Maxwell was quoted as saying by www.cricket.com.au of Rashid who holds the ODI record as the fastest bowler to 100 wickets.”He’s very difficult. He is probably one of the more difficult ones (spinners) I’ve played against.”He and (West Indies finger-spinner Sunil) Narine are probably the two you go through stages where you think you are going to hold them and then they bowl a ball that beats you.”And you sit there shaking your head.”For me, I feel like I don’t think I’m going to get out to him, but I don’t feel like I’m going to score much off him.”Maxwell said he will be using his experience of playing Rashid in the Big Bash League.”It’s about targeting other blokes and making sure I’m putting pressure on him to change his lengths and I felt like I did that against him during the Big Bash at different times.”I will be drawing on that experience a little bit. We’ve got a bit of footage to watch, but it’s a different kettle of fish when you’re actually facing him,” said Maxwell who is a good player of the turning ball.”I think just putting pressure on them to bring back the medium pace and faster bowlers might be the way we go,” Maxwell continued.advertisement”But once we have that batting meeting during the week guys will come out with certain plans. Guys might target him, I don’t know.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Team India Player ProfilesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: New Zealand and West Indies dark horses, say former starsAlso Seelast_img read more

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10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe: Super sub Hazard made difference

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe: Super sub Hazard made differenceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe accepted the class of Chelsea matchwinner Eden Hazard after their Carabao Cup quarterfinal defeat to Chelsea.Substitute Hazard struck in the 84th minute for Chelsea’s winner.Howe said, “Hazard always has a habit of scoring against us, he’s a quality player who made the difference tonight.”He’s a nice sub for them to bring on, we knew we were going to be tested but when you go against the best that’s the best way to judge yourselves.”Hazard has got such good feet in tight areas that can swing a game, but we should be pleased with the positives from our display.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Rishabh Pant is still a work in progress: Deep Dasgupta

first_img Rohan Sen New DelhiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 14, 2019 08:50 IST Rishabh Pant has established himself as India’s first-choice wicketkeeper in Tests with is performances in Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDeep Dasgupta says Rishabh Pant will be India’s first-choice wicketkeeper even after Wriddhiman Saha returns from injuryDeep Dasgupta expects Rishabh Pant to get better with time when it comes to his gloveworkThe former India wicketkeeper also said it’s unfair to compare Vijay Shankar and Hardik PandyaRishabh Pant’s rise in international cricket, especially his ability to score big runs in tough conditions, has made it difficult for Wriddhiman Saha to make a comeback in the side but the Bengal wicketkeeper should be a part of the Test squad on the tour to West Indies later in the year, feels former India stumper Deep Dasgupta.Saha, who has been out of the Test squad since July last year due to a thumb injury, has been India’s No.1 wicket-keeper ever since MS Dhoni’s retirement from the longest format in 2014. But coming back in the side will be tough for Saha after Pant’s exploits in the format as he grabbed his chance with both hands, scoring hundreds in England and Australia.Pant has also been good with his wicketkeeping on both tours but still has a some distance to go before he can match up to Saha’s standards, who is known as the best behind the stumps in terms of technique and efficiency.Dasgupta however, picks Pant ahead of Saha in India’s Test squad when they tour West Indies in August. Speaking to indiatoday.in, Dasgupta said even though Pant is “a work in progress”, he is still the first choice in the Test side with Saha as the second option.Q. What route do you see for Wriddhiman Saha to make a comeback in the Indian team now?A. It’s like any other route, there is IPL which will happen and then you know try and come back. The most important thing is the fact that he is fit enough to play in a match situation. First you have to prove to yourself and everyone else that your fit and ready to go.advertisementQ. Do you see Saha coming back into the playing XI for the West Indies Test series or should India persist with Rishabh Pant? A. It’s going to be a tough one. What I see ahead is a good competition when he’s back. These two are according to me No.1 and 2. It’s going to be difficult for Saha, because of the way Rishabh is batting and scoring runs. If I have to pick a wicketkeeper for the first Test match in West Indies, I will start off with Rishabh. But having said that I also see Wriddhiman Saha being part of that squad.Q. Do you think his fitness was badly handled by the Indian team management?A. I don’t think the team management handled Saha’s injury badly. Every injury has its own time recuperation. You cannot push it because the moment you do that, then there is a good chance of that injury coming back. He’s been operated and a lot of care which has been taken in Bengaluru with the BCCI physios and trainers present. Ajay Ratra was appointed to help him out as well. I think he’s been looked after well.Q. What are the areas where Pant needs to improve and work on in his wicketkeeping?A. Rishabh Pant will get better with time, with more experience. He’s working on it. I was there for the semi-finals in Bengaluru and I saw him working really hard on his wicketkeeping. It’s very easy for us to say he needs to work x, y, z… but the bottomline is he needs to figure out what works for him. And that he will figure out with hard work and practice.Q. Do you think Pant is under more pressure because he’s been looked at more as a batsman in the middle-order in limited-overs cricket?A. Don’t think he is under any pressure because he is not getting to keep wickets in the limited-overs sides. At the end of the day this is what you play for. You play for the country and if a certain position is available, you try and grab that.Q. When Dhoni came on the scene he wasn’t a finished wicket-keeper, but now he’s the best in the business. What traits or qualities should Pant should pick up from Dhoni?A. Just like Dhoni, when he came into the side initially…. Even Rishabh is a work in progress. Let’s not forget he’s only 21-22. The best part of his career is ahead of him. Not just as a wicketkeeper, but even batting wise.He needs to try and figure out what works for him. When you look at MSD, he looks very unorthodox but he’s brilliant. Pant himself needs to figure out what he needs to improve on as a wicketkeeper and batsman. Nobody’s perfect but he has to find a way to figure out what works for him. Like I said, it was really good to see him working hard in Bengaluru. He was putting in those hours. And I’m sure he will figure out what works best for him.advertisementQ. Has Vijay Shankar done enough to get a place in the playing XI for the World Cup or do you still see Hardik Pandya as the frontrunner despite the controversies surrounding him?A. It is unfair to compare Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya. How I see it is Hardik Pandya is somebody who India will get 10 overs out of. If you see him since the South Africa series, more often than not he’s bowled his full quota of 10 overs.Vijay Shankar is more of a batsman who can bowl. I would look at Shankar completely differently, I would look at him as the sixth bowling option. I think the team management is also looking at him as a batsman who can bowl. He is a proper top-order batsman, Vijay Shankar.Also Read | This is special, so good to be back: Rohit Sharma posts picture with baby SamairaAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik responds to Hamilton controversy: Genuinely believed I could hit a sixAlso Read | Virat Kohli would have smashed me out of the park too: Shane WarneAlso See:For 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 Rishabh PantFollow Wriddhiman SahaFollow MS DhoniFollow Deep DasguptaFollow India national cricket teamFollow 2019 World CupFollow West Indies vs India Rishabh Pant is still a work in progress: Deep DasguptaSpeaking to indiatoday.in, Deep Dasgupta said even though Rishabh Pant is “a work in progress”, he is still the first choice in the Indian side with Wriddhiman Saha as the second option in Test cricket.advertisementlast_img read more

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Clash between TMC factions at North 24Parganas

first_imgKolkata: A clash broke out between two factions within Trinamool Congress at Sashan in North 24-Parganas on Saturday night.Supporters of both factions were injured in the clash. Both the group members allegedly hurled bombs at their opponents. A police jeep was also ransacked when the policemen reached the spot. Some police personnel were also attacked allegedly by the group members. Police later arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the incident. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA police picket was set up in the area on Sunday morning. It was alleged that the clash broke out between the two groups over the possession of the area and also due to the distribution of money collected from the bheris in the area. After being informed the police reached the spot late on Saturday night. Some of group members allegedly hurled a bomb at the police vehicle. The incident caused tension among local residents. A huge contingent of police was deployed at the spot to bring the situation under control. After starting the investigation, the police arrested three persons and also conducted raids to nab other culprits. District Trinamool Congress leaders said action would be taken if any Trinamool Congress activists were found to be involved in the incident.last_img read more

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Mobilise 10 families each to adopt population control measures Jitin Prasada to

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Wednesday said the party workers should “mobilise” 10 families each to adopt population control measures, stressing on the need to maintain the two-child norm in the country. He also reminded the party of its Pachmarhi resolution, in which it had stressed on maintaining the norm in India. “It’s time to sensitise and make India aware of the need for Population control/stabilisation. It has been the part of @INCIndia Panchmarhi shivir sakalp to work towards the goal of the two child norm. “To start with Congress workers should mobilise 10 families to adopt population control measures based on the two child norm,” Prasada said in a tweet. Earlier too, the Congress leader had batted for a law to check population growth.last_img read more

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Solving the Collaboration Conundrum

Tick, Tock, the Clock Is Running for Avaya Zeus Kerravala September 06, 2019 Lots of speculation surrounds Avaya’s future, but mum’s still the word on a final decision. Avaya Continues Mulling Next-Step Options Beth Schultz September 12, 2019 In a brief update, company said strategic alternative review process continues, gave no indication of new expectations for wrapping it up. collaboration_774.png See All in Unified Communications & Collaboration » Examining the BenefitsA key part of these technologies today is that they have the capabilities to function on mobile devices and the user experience is seamless. For example, we will see artificial intelligence used to help with scheduling meetings and connecting people to meetings without their input or manual intervention. Technology will record meetings, capture minutes, and circulate all action items discussed automatically to key parties. Ultimately, businesses need a flexible approach that supports a multitude of unique communication needs to maximize their IT investment, while concurrently motivating employees and driving business results.Tags:Best Practicescollaborationdigital workersremote workersuser experienceconferencingUnified Communications & CollaborationDigital WorkplaceFuture of WorkMeetingsMobilityVendor Perspective Articles You Might Like The use of collaboration tools continues to grow as companies using this technology report higher productivity levels. Data from Babson College researchers shows that employees spend 85% of their time collaborating with multiple teams of coworkers via meetings, email, conference calls, and instant messaging — often across several time zones. The volume and diversity of collaborative demands on employees has risen 50% in the past decade alone. Therefore, enabling collaboration across mobile devices is critical. Technologies must enable digital workers to join conference calls easily and securely, and ensure calls and messaging take place just as easily and smoothly. People want one-click access to meetings; they want to be able to share screens and send messages while in meetings. These features are integral to enabling communication and a collaborative environment for the digital workforce of the future. Mobility is now a standard professional tool that enables better productivity and more flexibility, and empowers global, digital workers to get more done from anywhere and at any time. Avaya Still on the Block, Resolution May Come Soon Beth Schultz August 14, 2019 As the company plugs away on cloud sales, CEO Jim Chirico looks to wrap up its review of strategic alternatives in the next 30 days. Enabling Remote WorkersWith more and more employees expecting to be able to work remotely in today’s digital age, what should companies do now to enable collaboration and increase productivity? First, companies need to embrace this evolution and prepare now for the digital workforce of the future — a working environment that will require more flexibility and adaptability to ensure collaboration and productivity remain top priorities. Mobile needs to form the backbone of any modern collaboration strategy; and empowering teams with the best applications to use on mobile devices is critical. These applications need to be enterprise grade and have a strong user experience. If apps on mobile devices do not work well, they will not be used. Furthermore, our research reveals that mobile access to virtual meetings is increasing year-over-year, and we estimate that by 2020, 66% of PGi’s own voice traffic will be generated by users accessing meetings from mobile devices. It’s impractical for regional and global teams to all gather at one venue in order for a meeting to take place. It’s a costly, ineffective, and unproductive use of people’s time. Collaboration technologies resolve this, bringing digital workers together to collaborate and communicate so that they can deliver business results. Online meetings can often be cumbersome for many organizations, especially when so many people are increasingly working from remote locations. Many solutions on the market require multiple downloads and complicated software to manage. With so many options available — from Web conferencing to webinars, webcasts, and unified communications — how do you select which is best for your requirements? Log in or register to post comments These conferencing-based technologies will also integrate other messaging-based platforms such as Slack, HipChat, and Microsoft Teams. And in the future, we’ll also see the rise of holographic meetings as Internet connectivity speeds up. While the myriad collaboration options seem to create a conundrum, it’s an exciting time for companies to enable their employees with the tools that they can access anytime, anywhere, and from any device, with an unprecedented quality of experience. A key driver of the digital worker’s success is mobility, as they execute most tasks from their mobile devices. This includes making calls, attending conference calls, managing appointments, editing documents, and sending emails and messages. Almost anything you can do on a desktop can be done on mobile device, and digital workers are taking advantage of this access to drive their businesses forward. Management consultant Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker” as people who are responsible for gathering information, disseminating it to relevant stakeholders, and managing the inflow and outflow of knowledge in the workplace. However, over the past few years, the term “digital worker” has emerged. Digital workers are hyper-connected (regardless of their location), focused on collaborative decision-making, and enjoy flexible working environments. It’s the emergence of this type of worker that is accelerating the evolution of collaboration technologies. To empower modern digital workers, enterprises must consider how their technology works within the context of their digital workers’ behaviors. Companies must also have an open mind to using advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, which will change the way employees collaborate by automating basic tasks such as being punctual for meetings. Mitel, Avaya Merger on Tap? Beth Schultz August 20, 2019 On the heels of word that Avaya is close to reaching acquisition deal, the focus turns to Mitel and a reported bid of $20 per share. Justifying Workspace Applications: Time to Up the Game Marty Parker September 10, 2019 Communication technology vendors and their value-adding partners must take the lead in defining business justifications for their collaboration and workspace applications. read more

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Paul Everitt speech at Drive to Digital Conference – 18 October 2011

The following is an extract from SMMT Chief Executive, Paul Everitt’s speech at the ‘Drive to Digital’ Conference in London on 18 October 2011. Click through to download the full speech.“There has been a steady increase in the number of new cars that are available with a digital radio fitted as standard or available as an option.“In September 2010, just over 5% of new cars had digital as standard. By September this year the proportion had increased to 18% – still a long way from our target of having all new cars available with digital radio by the end of 2013, but good progress.“The bigger challenge and commercial opportunity are the 31 million vehicles already on our roads, which will require some aftersales adaptation or retro-fit to receive digital radio.“SMMT Chief Executive, Paul EverittClick through to download the full speech. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Cafe owner turns down job applicant because British people have a poor

Intenso Espresso in Hove, East Sussex “But when you have someone who comes from a country where there are no jobs and appreciate they have a job, they work every single hour.”It’s just a preference and making it very clear and being honest about what genre of people have the best work ethic.”A TUC spokesperson said: “If he’s looking for the title of Britain’s Worst Boss, it sounds like he’s going about it the right way.”It’s illegal to discriminate against job applicants based on their ethnicity. “Britain’s workers have a very strong work ethic. They put in some of the longest hours in Europe and billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime each year.” “It is true, comprehensively, that every single one of the British employees that we’ve had will call in and have some issues, or be late.  Intenso Espresso in Hove, East SussexCredit:Kennedy News/Google Maps The cafe owner has remained unrepentant Credit:Facebook A Hove cafe owner has faced criticism after admitting he turned down a job applicant because “British people have a poor work ethic”.Jullian Preston-Powers, who is a supervisor at Intenso Espresso in Hove, East Sussex, went even further on his remarks after they were uncovered.He said that the “very poorest type of employee is a British one, full stop”.Job applicant Victoria Atkins, 22, was scheduled to come in for a trial shift but sent a text to Mr Preston-Powers asking to reschedule after she was “soaked” in the rain on the way in.He responded by rescinding his offer of a trial shift and adding that a “poor work ethic… is highly synonymous with being British”.The cafe owner sent a series of messages to Miss Atkins, including one where he championed one staff member who hadn’t had a day off in three years because that was normal for “thin, healthy people who don’t eat bacon”.He wrote: “Sorry you are having a stressful morning. It’s probably better you did not succeed in getting the job because you can never be late for or miss work at our business. Ever.”We are British, but generally cannot ever manage to hire British due to poor work ethics.” The Trades Union Congress has condemned his attitude and defended British workers, who the organisation claims “put in some of the longest hours in Europe”. Ms Atkins from Brighton, East Sussex, said: “He is very rude and nasty.”I’d had a really bad morning and just asked if I could rebook the trial shift.”I’d taken the bus and left plenty of time, but due to delays I soon realised I would be late.”By this time I was soaking wet because the bus only went half way, and my friend lives on the same road as the cafe so I went there to shower and dry off.”I was already a couple of hours late so asked if I could go at a later date, which is when he said no.”Don’t get me wrong, I understand why he didn’t let me just do another shift, but his comments about British people having no work ethic were shocking.”She added that the comment about eating bacon left her “very, very offended.”Mr Preston-Powers defended  his remarks. He said: “Our experience of running a small, private, family-run coffee shop in Hove is that the very poorest type of employee is a British one. Full stop.”The last candidate you want to take on – and we try ardently to hire everyone – is British. Jullian Preston-Powers 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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Numéricable propose désormais lillimité vers les mobiles

first_imgNuméricable propose désormais l’illimité vers les mobilesA l’image de ses concurrents, Numericable propose désormais les appels vers les mobiles en illimité. Le câblo-opérateur propose aussi des tarifs plus attractifs… La norme a changé en matière d’offre triple-play. Désormais, les opérateurs fournissent les appels vers les mobiles en illimité. Numéricable s’est ainsi aligné sur les services de ses rivaux Free, Orange et SFR. Dès le 10 mars, les abonnés pourront profiter d’un accès Internet à 30Mb/s, de 23 chaînes de la TNT et de la téléphonie fixe et mobile en illimité en France et dans plusieurs pays. Afin de se démarquer davantage, Numericable a choisi d’ajuster ses tarifs. Alors que Free et SFR proposent leurs services pour 37,97 et 37,90 euros, le câblo-opérateur annonce une tarification de 29,90 euros par mois. Les consommateurs seront-ils sensibles à ces arguments ? Le 22 février 2011 à 10:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Il y a 34 ans la sonde Voyager 1 était lancée

first_imgIl y a 34 ans, la sonde Voyager 1 était lancéeIl y a 34 ans, le 5 septembre 1977, la sonde de la NASA Voyager 1, était lancée par une fusée Titan 3E.  Depuis, l’engin a pu collecter de nombreuses données sur les planètes gazeuses, révélant ainsi des facettes cachées du système solaire. Aujourd’hui, elle a dépassé les limites de notre système mais poursuit sa mission de collecte qui devrait s’achever en 2025. Première des deux sondes du programme Voyager de la NASA, Voyager 1 a été lancée quelques jours après sa jumelle le 5 septembre 1977. Aujourd’hui, elle fête donc sa 34e année loin de notre planète. Une longue période pendant laquelle la sonde spatiale de 825 kilogrammes a poursuivi sa mission d’étude entre autres, de Jupiter et Saturne, collectant des masses de données sur ces deux planètes géantes. A l’origine, la mission avait été conçue pour profiter d’un alignement planétaire exceptionnel, survenant une fois tous les 175 ans. Un phénomène qui permettait, avec une dépense minimale de temps et de carburant, de rendre visite aux quatre planètes gazeuses du système solaire : Jupiter, Saturne, Uranus et Neptune. En outre, selon la technique de l’assistance gravitationnelle, le survol rapproché d’une de ces géantes gazeuses, fournit un coup d’accélérateur suffisant aux sondes pour les propulser à proximité de la planète suivante, l’attraction de la planète modifiant la vitesse et la trajectoire d’un engin spatial. Ainsi, Voyager 1 est passé au plus près de Jupiter le 5 mars 1979 avant de pénétrer le 10 novembre 1980 au cœur du système planétaire de Saturne. Le jour suivant, la sonde effectuait un survol très rapproché (6.940 kilomètres) de la lune Titan, un des corps célestes les plus intéressants du système solaire, poursuivant son exploration. Les découvertes du programme VoyagerMais en arrivant dans le système de Jupiter, les sondes Voyager ont fait plusieurs découvertes. Elles ont notamment constaté la présence d’un anneau autour de la planète, de mouvements dans la haute atmosphère mais également d’aurores boréales. Les engins ont aussi permis de savoir que les orages provoquaient de gigantesques éclairs sur Jupiter. Quant aux satellites de la planète, le programme Voyager a fourni de nombreuses informations sur les volcans très actifs de Io et sur la nature de glace d’Europe. Dans le système de Saturne, les découvertes les plus importantes des sondes Voyager concernent les anneaux qui ont été observés en bien plus grand nombre qu’espéré, près de 1.000 nouveaux anneaux identifiés dont certains très ténus, “gardés” par des petits satellites qui confinent leur matière par leur influence gravitationnelle, rapporte Futura-Sciences.Du côté d’Uranus, en revanche, la planète est restée mystérieuse : la sonde Voyager 2 a simplement révélé une planète de couleur uniforme contrairement aux autres planètes géantes. Enfin, la planète Neptune, si lointaine et énigmatique, a quant à elle, dévoilé la structure de ses nuages et de sa tache sombre.Voyager 1 aux confins du système solaire Après toutes ses découvertes, le 16 décembre 2004, Voyager 1 a franchi ce que les scientifiques appellent le ‘choc terminal’. Cette région entourant le système solaire mais dont l’emplacement n’est pas fixe, est la zone où le vent solaire commence à se mélanger avec le gaz et la poussière de milieu interstellaire, explique Futura-Sciences. La sonde a ainsi dépassé la sphère d’influence du vent solaire, se dirigeant vers les limites du système solaire qu’elle a atteintes en décembre 2010. Désormais, elle tente donc de franchir cette barrière. Si elle y parvient, elle deviendra alors l’objet le plus distant de la Terre jamais envoyé dans l’espace.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAAu 6 avril 2011, la sonde se trouvait à environ 116,17 unités astronomiques du Soleil. Au 8 avril, elle avait ainsi parcouru près de 22.889.000.000 kilomètres alors que Voyager 1 s’éloigne aujourd’hui du système solaire à une vitesse de 3,5 unités astronomiques par an. Elle ne devrait cependant pas entrer dans le milieu interstellaire avant au moins 3 ans. Mais au-delà, sa mission ne durera plus très longtemps.En effet, d’ici 2020, les instruments de Voyager 1 doivent être progressivement arrêtés pour faire face à l’affaiblissement de la source d’énergie électrique fournie par les trois générateurs. Selon les calculs, la sonde ne sera plus en mesure de transmettre des données après 2025, obligeant un arrêt de la mission.  Découvrez en images les extraordinaires photos de voyage des sondes Voyager de la NASALe 5 septembre 2011 à 15:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Avengers Endgame DeFeminized Edit Is Worlds Worst Fan Film Trend

first_img Remember the scene in Avengers: Endgame where all of the women superheroes team up to ferry the Infinity Gauntlet across the battlefield? Sure it was awesome seeing characters like Scarlet Witch and Gamora and Okoye all pose together, but I understand the feminist criticism that noted the scene was a little shallow. If anything, this empowering moment drew unfortunate attention to how little screen time these women had gotten otherwise.But you know what? I would defend that scene to the death now that some anonymous absolute loser has been circulating a “de-feminized” edit of Avengers: Endgame, as reported by NPR. It’s pretty dumb, and our friends at AskMen agree.In case you’re blissfully unfamiliar with the dumbest fan film trend of our modern Disney-driven blockbuster era, “de-feminized” edits first reared their ugly heads when nerd misogyny came after Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017. Total dorks who don’t deserve the likes of Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran produced a pirated edited copy of the film that removed those characters, basically all female characters, and all instances of men supposedly doing anything “feminine” or not being in charge in general. If you managed to get through it, the result was incomprehensible.And the same goes for this “de-feminized” edit of Avengers: Endgame. Now you could argue that the conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has too many characters, even after Thanos snaps away half the universe. But the answer definitely isn’t removing all the women characters! These chumps are still worked up about Brie Larson and Captain Marvel’s success so of course she’s gone. Hawkeye’s archery lessons with his daughter? Gone. Men no longer hug. Spider-Man never needs rescuing. Black Panther is also suspiciously absence. And we don’t even know how they handled Black Widow or Morgan Stark.Sorry to let you know this even exists, but at least now you know to avoid it. For slightly less depressing Avengers news check out the creepy new Avengers video game and remember how Iron Man was completely right. Stay on target Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 last_img read more

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WSU student critically injured after balcony fall

first_imgSPOKANE — A Washington State University student remains in critical condition after falling from a second-floor balcony during a party.The Spokesman-Review reports that police say Nathan Hopkins, of Davenport, had been standing on a bench near the balcony railing when he lost his balance. The 18-year-old had reportedly been drinking when he fell 11 feet onto a slab of concrete.The teen suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a Spokane hospital, where he remained in critical condition Monday.The incident marked the third time someone has fallen from a College Hill residence this semester.A 22-year-old Hayden Lake man fell 30 feet from WSU’s Kappa Delta sorority in August but sustained injuries that weren’t life threatening. In September, a WSU student was hospitalized after falling from a balcony.last_img read more

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Hotel Association names enhanced communication as vital to health and tourism strategy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 21 Jan 2015 – When Norovirus hit the Turks and Caicos in mid-2012 it cost the country big time; entire resorts were forced to shut down, cancel guest reservations and it postponed the start of the 2013 new school term for at least two institutions. Extensive and elaborate cleaning exercises were mandatory and the disease caused by fecal matter getting onto food, interrupted an upward trend in tourism arrivals for the TCI. Speakers yesterday at the opening of a joint workshop for more healthy hotel & restaurant environments reflected on the damage done financially and reputationally; among them, Michel Neutelings, President of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, who said enhanced communication must be a part of this new strategy. “The Norovirus outbreak two years ago, 50% was the fact that the Norovirus actually happened and the other 50% was also not such a good communication effort and sometimes it created more of a panic than was necessary. We all have to place very, very good measures and as you said earlier on Dr. we learnt valuable lessons from what happened in that situation and our economy could be affected if we do not create good communication.”Medical Services Director for the country, Dr. Nadia Astwood said the goal is to keep tourism revenue healthy by ensuring workers and guests are also keeping healthy through improved practices.“Hotel based surveillance is just one approach among other aims and strategies of the tourism and health program which includes promoting health in the tourism workforce with the special attention to prevention of non-communicable diseases; to implement food and environmental safety training and certification and improved coastal and recreation water quality through implementation of environmental management systems and guidelines to name but a few expected outcomes.” That workshop, which has brought in Dr. Lisa Indar from CARPHA continues today and will conclude with an action plan discussion led by Chairman of the Tourist Board, Kingsley Been. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:carpha, dr. naia astwood, kingsley been, norovirus, r. lisa andar Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Total Community Involvement Essential to Fighting the Aedes aegypti Mosquito CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to regionlast_img read more

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Cop killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

first_imgBijapur: A policeman was killed by Naxals at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, a police official said. The incident took place around 2 pm when assistant constable Chaitu Kadti went to the market in Mirtur village along with his family members, he said. A ‘small action team’ of Naxals (typically comprising four to five cadres) suddenly stabbed Kadti with knives, killing him on the spot, and fled, the official said. The rebels did not harm the family members of Kadti, who was posted at Mirtur police station, he said. On getting information about the incident, a police team rushed to the spot and sent the body for postmortem, the official said. A search was underway to nab the assailants, he added.last_img read more

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At least 27 killed in USBangla plane crash

first_imgWreckage of an airplane is seen as rescue workers operate at Kathmandu airportAt least 27 people were killed when a Bangladeshi airliner crashed in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday.According to a Nepal official, some of the victims’ bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of the US-Bangla Airlines that crashed in Nepal’s capital.“We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris,” government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi told AFP.Another official told AFP that so far 20 injured had been taken to hospital.Wreckage of a Bangladeshi airplane is pictured as rescue workers operate at Kathmandu airport, Nepal 12 March 2018. Photo: ReutersThe aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday afternhoon while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Reuters reports quoting an airport official.Nepal’s myRepublica reported that over 50 people feared dead  and several others injured as a Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by US-Bangla Airlines crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon.last_img read more

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MovieBob Reviews BLACK PANTHER 2018

first_imgStay on target Is Black Panther good?Yes!Okay, but is it “especially” good or just another really well-polished, solid Marvel movie?No, it’s an exceptional film – Marvel or otherwise. Probably the best of its type since The Avengers (the first one.)What’s it about?Set not long after the title character’s introduction in Captain America: Civil War, the film takes place all but entirely in Wakanda. Which is a secret civilization hid in central Africa whose science, technology and culture have been light-years ahead of the rest of the world for centuries owing to being built on a gigantic supply of the valuable mineral “vibranium.” But as the newly-crowned King, T’Challa, ascends to both the throne and the symbolically power-armored mantle of “The Black Panther;” the outside world is finally catching up with Wakanda and threatening to discover their long-kept secrets. When a confrontation with an old enemy reveals a surprisingly new and deadly threat, the new King and his allies they encounter new challenges. They must face not only the unanswered mistakes of their ancestors but the prospect of how their world can open itself up and change for the better without putting Wakanda in danger or seeing Wakandan weapons used the endanger the rest of the world.Sounds like a lot more going on than just a superhero movie.Yeah, the most immediately notable aspect of the film is that it’s so much bigger than the title character alone. Imagine if Guardians of The Galaxy had just been called “Star-Lord” – or if the first Star Wars had been “Skywalker” for an idea of just how much more there is to Black Panther than The Black Panther himself. It is really a movie “about” Wakanda both storywise AND thematically. I.E. the idea of what a hyper-advanced/uncolonized Black African civilization could be and what such a civilization’s presence would mean in the world. Where the king wearing space-age jungle cat armor to go on superhero missions is just one part of an intricately-woven narrative that involves the royal family, T’Challa’s friends, his rivals, the various tribes that comprise Wakandan society, the geopolitical ambitions of its government and it’s placed in the wider world.Who directed?Ryan Coogler, late of Fruitvale Station and Creed; here cementing his stature as one of the great filmmakers of his generation – and clearly one of the most effectively ambitious. At times, it almost feels like Coogler, having been tasked with “merely” creating a Black counterpart to the Iron Man or Captain America franchises. But instead decided “Y’know, while we’re here and have Disney’s money to spend – why not also make Black Star Wars, Black James Bond and Black Lord of The Rings?”Who’s in the cast?Chadwick Boseman is T’Challa, giving a finely nuanced performance as a guy who’s ready for everything about being a King except the emotional strain. Lupita Nyong’o is a socially-conscious spy named Nakia, Danai Gurira is Okoye, general of the all-female royal guard. But Leticia Wright has a star-making turn as T’Challa’s younger sister and chief weaponsmith, something like a young female answer to Tony Stark. Daniel Kaluuya from Get Out in a very different sort of role as a childhood friend of T’Challa’s, relative newcomer Winston Duke making a VERY strong impression as M’Baku, essentially leader of “The Big Strong Dude Tribe” and Andy Serkis is an absolute riot as Klaw. Additionally, Angela Basset and Forest Whitaker are on hand as Wakanda’s Queen Mother and High Priest, and Martin Freeman is back as the CIA operative from Civil War.Is it weird that people are acting like this is the first Black superhero movie?I mean… it’s the first Black-led Marvel movie, which means it’s the first Black superhero movie under the current “gold standard” of the genre. But I think a lot of that sort of hype is coming more from a place of being hyped about a quality the movie has that’s not fully defined in the public consciousness yet. There’s never been a huge-budget afro-futurist blockbuster and the idea of a Black director and predominantly Black cast getting together with a truckload of Disney’s money to spend on imagining a hypothetical Black African civilization unmolested by Western colonialism/slavery/etc. is a really big, powerful idea. I can definitely see where the excitement is coming from.Is there anything “wrong” with it?Not really, to be honest. All the important stuff is really, really solid and more often than not outright excellent. What minor issues I noticed were technical: There’s some dodgy CGI in Act 3 and a handful of not-perfect green screen composite shots. But the sequences they occur in are so well-staged, directed and imaginative, it’s hard to care too much. And as with most good action movies of the last decade or so I wish it was about half an hour longer just to let things “breathe” a little more, but… is “so good I want more of it really a ‘negative’ trait?Look, this is the sort of movie where it’s easy to get caught up in the “historically important” aspect, so it’s prudent to be skeptical and objective. But Black Panther is the real deal – a genuine masterpiece of popcorn filmmaking that raises the bar really high for 2018 blockbusters and a near-perfect of… well, itself. 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Benefit under Swasthya Sathi enhanced to Rs 5 L

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has increased the limit of benefit under Swasthya Sathi scheme from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.As per a notification issued by the state Finance Department on Thursday, “…the basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care (including critical illness) shall be up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum, for all cases under Swasthya Sathi”.This comes as a major initiative of the state government as it is going to benefit lakhs of people from different walks of life. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt has been stated that “Swasthya Sathi”, a comprehensive group health insurance scheme introduced by the state government on February 25 in 2016, is being implemented by the department of Health and Family Welfare. After evaluating the performance of the scheme, the matter of raising the financial limit for basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care from the existing limit of Rs 1.5 lakh per family per annum, has been under active consideration of the state government to further reduce the burden of the beneficiaries.” As a result, steps were taken to increase the amount for the same to Rs 5 lakh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt has been stated in the notification that bringing a partial modification to the previous order, “the Governor is pleased to decide that the basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care (including critical illness) shall be up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum, for all cases under Swasthya Sathi. All other aspects of the scheme, as notified from time to time, shall remain unchanged.”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had launched the scheme on December 30 in 2016. The scheme was first announced following a cabinet meeting on February 17 in the same year. A State Level Implementation Committee (SLIC) under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, was formed to supervise implementation of the scheme. It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government has brought retired sports personalities, one lakh cable TV operators, television artistes, civic volunteers and ICDS and ASHA workers under the scheme.Thousands of people have reaped benefits of the scheme and it has helped them a lot. Now, the increase in the health cover up to Rs 5 lakh is going to benefit people immensely.It may be mentioned that the state government has taken a series of steps to ensure that people do not face any problem in getting better treatment, including free treatment in state-run hospitals.last_img read more

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Kolkata tramcar reinvents itself to offer a culinary ride

first_imgKolkata: The trams in the City of Joy may not have kept up with the fast pace of the metropolis, but they refuse to quietly roll off into the sunset. A newly refurbished tramcar, designed as a fine-dining 28-seater restaurant, will trundle out from October 13, offering a culinary ride to customers. Named “Victoria on Wheels”, the service, an innovative way to keep the tram service alive, will run from Shahid Minar to Kidderpore, offering non-vegetarian and vegetarian meals and some sightseeing on the way. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Aimed at generating revenue for the loss-making Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC), the restaurant on wheels — decked up with artwork depicting various famous tourist spots in the city — is also equipped with air-conditioning, a music system and bio-toilets to attract tourists who seek the unique experience of dining in a moving tramcar. The Victoria, a catering chain, which has bagged the contract for 10 years through a tender, will pay Rs 1.6 lakh per month to CTC. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed “We are adopting various innovative approaches to generate revenue for the tram company as our fare collection has gone down over the years,” a senior CTC official told IANS. Patronage of the tram service, considered one of the oldest modes of public transport, has fallen drastically because of the onslaught of taxis, private buses and India’s first Metro service – and its routes have also been reduced to less than 30 from more than 50 earlier. Once upon a time the tram service was the main mode of transport in the city, but not any more – even though the tram fare is still at the lowest at Rs 6 and Rs 7. “From a mode of transport it has become a ‘mode of experiment’,” said J.P. Mishra, a CTC employee. Somnath Das, another employee, said though various factors have led to the tram service being curtailed, attempts are being made to continue its operation. “Besides allowing two tramcars to become a restuarant,” Mishra said, “We also offer exclusive tram rides on popular routes during Durga Puja at special rates.” Victorial on Wheels will make two rides each covering the lunch and dinner hours, and during Durga Puja there will be three rides in the evening. The package offer is Rs 999 for a non-vegetarian meal and Rs 799 for vegetarian food, including a welcome drink, starters, main course and dessert during a 90-minute ride from Shahid Minar to Kidderpore and back.last_img read more

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A pleasant surprise for police officers

first_imgOn Sunday, October 29, Weenen police officers on duty at the Community Service Centre (CSC) received a pleasant surprise.A group of people, mostly teenagers, from the community approached the officers on duty to conduct a prayer with them.The SAPS officials were touched by the kind gesture and Uthukela Cluster commander Major General Gonya, who was also present upon the group’s arrival, expressed his appreciation to the group for their support and caring concern for their local police.“These teenagers are a beacon of light and may they serve as an example to others,” he said. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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