Out on bail after spending seven months in jail in connection with the deaths of infants in a Gorakhpur hospital, Kafeel Ahmad Khan, doctor, is anxious about his future. He has not heard from the government and is wondering what its next step will be.While the legal battle for him is far from over, he says his priority is to get reinstated at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur from where he was suspended last year after 30 infants died allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply.He was then a nodal officer of the National Health Mission and an Assistant Lecturer in the paediatrics department of the hospital.“We will wait for the government to revoke my suspension. I will start again,” the doctor told The Hindu here on Sunday.However, if the government does not reinstate him, he has an alternative plan: to set up a 500-bed encephalitis treatment centre in Gorakhpur to battle the deadly disease which consumes thousands of lives, mostly children, in the poverty-stricken region of eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.“Many NGOs, both Indian and from abroad, are in touch with me and have offered to fund the project. Not only will I be able to make a living but also serve people. There is no way I am leaving Gorakhpur,” Dr. Khan says.On April 25, the Allahabad High Court granted him bail, observing that there was “no material on record which may establish medical negligence against” him individually in connection with the death of the infants.He says he had no regrets about his efforts to get oxygen supply during the crisis. “There were infants dying in front of us one by one. Parents were losing hope and could have easily thrashed us due to their emotions. I would do it again, even if it meant saving only a single child. I didn’t do anything wrong,” he says.
The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has dropped its bid to rename Patna’s landmark Dak Bungalow intersection named earlier in 2002 after Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, after reports about the move hit headlines. The PMC was to discuss the proposal at its Empowered Standing Committee (ESC) meeting on December 20 to rename Patna’s Dak Bungalow intersection from Tagore chowk to Atal Bihari chowk.Sources in PMC, though, told The Hindu that chief minister Nitish Kumar himself took notice of the media report and stepped in to stall the PMC from renaming the Tagore chowk.The Bihar Bengali Association and other party leaders too had protested the move.The PMC commissioner Anupam Kumar Suman told journalists, “Proposal of renaming the Dak Bungalow chowk was to be discussed in ESC meeting on Thursday but the agenda was not finalised…the proposal may have been shot down at the meeting after review.”The ESC, headed by Patna Mayor Sita Sahu, would now explore the possibility of setting up a statute of Rabindranath Tagore at the Dak Bungalow chowk with a signage to make it popular as Tagore chowk, added PMC commissioner.Mayor Sita Sahu said that an another upcoming park at city’s Rajendranagar locality will be named Atal Bihari Vajpayee chowk.
Fewer than 5% of lung disease studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the past 2 decades have included a statistically meaningful number of participants from racial or ethnic minorities, concludes a new analysis. The finding highlights the continuing difficulty of adequately representing minorities in biomedical research, the authors say, but they argue the problem could be remedied through a number of steps.NIH officials don’t dispute the results, but note the survey’s focus on published results may understate the agency’s ongoing efforts to improve minority representation in clinical research and other studies.The new survey, published online last month in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, examined respiratory disease studies published between 1993 and 2013. A search of PubMed found 58,160 studies that reported NIH funding. Of these, 2534 studies—just 4.4%—reported that minorities made up 25% or more of the study population. Below the 25% participation threshold, it can be difficult for statistical analyses to detect racial or ethnic differences in risk factors or disease effects, write the authors, led by physician-scientist Esteban Burchard of the University of California, San Francisco.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Over the 20-year period, minority inclusion increased slightly, from just over 2% of studies in 1993 to nearly 5% in 2013, the study found. Over the same time period, the authors note, the proportion of people in the United States who identified as part of a racial or ethnic minority group increased from 26.5% to 38.9%.“The findings are disturbing given that we know many lung diseases disproportionately impact underrepresented minorities,” says Patricia Finn, a pulmonologist at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and immediate past president of the American Thoracic Society. (Finn was not involved in the study.)The study is the latest in a long line to put the spotlight on minority representation in clinical research. Last year, for example, a similar review of cancer studies funded by the National Cancer Institute found that fewer than 2% focused on minorities. In 1993, Congress ordered NIH to step up its effort to recruit more minorities into federally funded studies, and the agency has since launched an array of efforts, including programs aimed at recruiting Latinos and African-Americans into asthma studies.The new survey may not fully capture those efforts, NIH officials say, because not all studies have published results. “Analyses that focus on selected publications may not … completely reflect the inclusion of all individuals enrolled in studies supported by NIH,” wrote a representative for NIH’s Office of Extramural Research to ScienceInsider in an e-mail. The agency says that, in 2013, about 30% of all clinical research it funded included some minority participation.Efforts to fully represent minority populations in biomedical research are becoming increasingly important as new “personalized” or “precision” approaches expand, researchers say. The approaches aim to use each person’s specific genetic and other traits to develop tailored treatments, and “in order to harness the power of this science, we need to include everyone,” Finn says.Better representation also helps researchers understand disparities in disease rates among different ethnic groups, said the study authors. Studies have shown that African-Americans may be more likely to develop some forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after smoking than whites, for instance. They are also more likely to die of lung cancer.Health disparities are especially glaring in asthma, according to Burchard. Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, affecting about 26 million people in the United States. Prevalence is higher among Puerto Ricans and African-Americans than non-Hispanic whites, other Hispanic groups, or Asians. Black children with asthma are four times more likely to die of the disease than white children with asthma, according to studies.Environmental and socioeconomic factors play a role, but so does ancestry. In a previous study, Burchard and colleagues found that one genetic mutation linked to asthma severity was about 40% more common in African-Americans.Even the effectiveness of treatments may vary by race or ethnicity. For instance, albuterol, the most commonly prescribed asthma medication, is less likely to work in African-Americans and Puerto Ricans than in whites. “Ethnic background is the single strongest predictor of response to albuterol,” says Burchard, who has helped start two large gene-environment studies of asthma among minority children in the United States. (The studies are known as GALA, or Genetics of Asthma in Latino Americans, and SAGE, or Study of African Americans, Asthma, Genes, & Environments.)Burchard and his team say a number of factors contribute to the underrepresentation of minorities in NIH-funded studies. They include a lack of training on how to run inclusive studies, a lack of incentives to run inclusive studies, the relatively low numbers of minority scientists, and “a dearth of successful partnerships between academic medical centers and under-represented communities.” Addressing those problems systematically, they suggest, could help shift the numbers.
Bishan Singh Bedi, Madan Lal expressed their grief over former India captain Ajit Wadekar sudden demise at the age of 77 in Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital late on Wednesday.Wadekar, who played 37 Tests for India and scored 2113 runs including one hundred and 14 half-centuries, led India to historic series triumphs in the West Indies and England in 1971.Bedi tweeted that the pair had different opinions but he was a fine batsman and a respected cricketer.”ALW was good contemporary-we had differences o opinion but always respected glory o Crkt-fine batsman & great close in catch-served Indn Crkt w/aplomb as player/Selectr/Coach-RIP Jeetu,” tweeted Bedi.Also read – Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77Madan Lal on the other hand paid his condolences to Wadekar’s family.”Ajit Wadekar ji my captain a true inspiration for all of us, my heart felt condolences to his family. RIP Ajit bhai,” tweeted Madan Lal.V sad news-Ajit Wadekar passing away-only Indn Capt to win 3 series in a row-2 away 1 at home-ALW was good contemporary-we had differences o opinion but always respected glory o Crkt-fine batsman & great close in catch-served Indn Crkt w/aplomb as player/Selectr/Coach-RIP Jeetu!Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) August 15, 2018Ajit Wadekar ji my captain a true inspiration for all of us, my heart felt condolences to his family. RIP Ajit bhai.Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) August 15, 2018Wadekar will be remembered for his gutsy knocks at the crucial number three position for years. He was also a great fielder in the slip cordon.advertisementWadekar took over as captain of the Indian team from MAK Pataudi and proved to be a good leader of men. After leading the country to memorable series wins in the West Indies and England, Wadekar oversaw another series win over England in 1972-73, at home.However, Wadekar had to retire after India were blanked 3-0 on the tour of England in 1974.This is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to Wadekar’s death:Sad moment for Indian cricket to lose one of its most successful captains. Shrewd to the core. Condolences to the entire family #TeamIndia #RIPAjitWadekar pic.twitter.com/0xC0fv3ArkRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 15, 2018Oh, I will dearly miss himThis pic taken in that same match. I was very fond of him and I guess he didnt mind me too much either.#RIPWadekar pic.twitter.com/lvFbcA3gx2Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 15, 2018So many memories of Ajit Wadekar. None more powerful than leading India to series wins in 1971 in England and the West Indies. Much admired, much loved. Page in Indian cricket and in our memories.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 15, 2018Very very sad news: the iconic former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar is no more. Sir, will miss you ! RIPRajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 15, 2018Extremely saddened by the news that former Indian cricket captain #AjitWadekar is no more. He led India to many historic victories! My condolences to the friends & family! RIP Sir, you will always be missed!Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2018Deeply saddened by the demise of an iconic Indian cricketer Ajit Wadekar ji. Thoughts with his family and close ones. May his soul rest in peace.Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 15, 2018Extremely sad to hear the passing of Ajit Wadekar ji. Thoughts and prayers with his family. His legacy will go on for ever.Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) August 15, 2018Saddened to hear about the passing away of Ajit Wadekar Sir. He was a great captain who led India to series wins in England and West Indies in 1971. May his soul rest in peace. #RIPAjitWadekar pic.twitter.com/O2NTykieqbMANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 15, 2018Deeply saddened by the passing away of our former captain Ajit Wadekar sir who led our team to many memorable victories against England and West Indies. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/w66Xc6uOn1R P Singh (@rpsingh) August 15, 2018With a heavy heart we bid adieu to Ajit Wadekar. The former India captain is no more. Cricketer, Coach, Manager and Chairman of Selectors – Mr Wadekar served Indian cricket in many different ways. pic.twitter.com/6zdFtleXB9BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2018
Shah Rukh Khan is one star that has a global fanbase of almost 38 million and one of them is Arsenal’s Mesut Özil.The renowned German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club, had invited the Indian superstar to the Arsenal vs Newcastle United match held in London.Khan, who is an avid sports fan and also the co-owner of the IPL team KKR, obliged by attending the match Sunday night at the Emirates Stadium.Other celebrity fans include Coldplay singer Chris Martin who gave a shout out to Khan from his Twitter handle: “Shah Rukh Khan forever”.Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio has said if he stars in a movie with the Zero actor, he’d become more famous. While Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has admitted he wants to star with the “epitome of style and class”, as has Hollywood hottie Penelope Cruz.Music sensation Pitbull, who visited India during IPL season said he was “charmed” by Khan. “I got to learn a few Bollywood footsteps, thanks to Shah Rukh. He is an amazing performer, full of energy I would definitely work with him”.Akon who collaborated with him on Ra. One was quoted as, “SRK is an incredible guy. The hospitality I’ve received here could not match anybody. He’s a sweet person, a great soul”.
MLS Julian Gressel named Goal’s MLS Rookie of the Year Allen Ramsey Last updated 2 years ago 12:49 11/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Brett Davis MLS Atlanta United The Atlanta United midfielder had a stellar first season in Major League Soccer and has been named Goal’s top rookie for 2017 Coming into the 2017 MLS season, the race for Rookie of the Year looked to be a tight one, with talent at the top of the draft and several players who seemed primed to step in right away and make an impact. Julian Gressel, the eighth overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, made sure that at the end of the year, there was one clear answer as to which rookie deserved the honor. Despite flying a bit under the radar, Gressel settled into the lineup with expansion side Atlanta United early on, starting and playing well in the team’s first ever match against the New York Red Bulls and going on to play 32 times for the club, making 24 starts along the way. The German, who spent his college years as a star for Providence, fit right in with Tata Martino’s star-studded and attack-minded team thanks to his willingness to take on defenders and the space afforded to him by the rest of Atlanta’s powerful attacking unit. 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 23-year-old also proved to be a versatile piece of Martino’s puzzle, stepping into the playmaking role at times when Miguel Almiron was out of action, regularly roaming the wing and doing well when called on to play deeper in the center of the midfield, though even then he was more of a deep-lying playmaker than a true defensive midfielder. Where he will settle as a professional has yet to be determined, but his ability to plug holes in Atlanta’s lineup made him a vital cog in a team that racked up 55 points and finished fourth in the Eastern Conference. A star showing in a win over the Philadelphia Union and fellow Rookie of the Year candidate Jack Elliott in late September may have cliched the award for Gressel, with the midfielder scoring a goal and adding an assist in the match that clinched a playoff spot for his side. It’s worth noting that the vote among the Goal USA editors was unanimous in favor of Gressel for Rookie of the Year, one of only two Goal award-winners to pick up first-place votes from the entire staff. After just one season, the future certainly looks bright for Gressel and Atlanta United. Honorable mentions2. Abu Danladi: The first overall pick of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft did not disappoint in his first season, though it was tough sledding for Minnesota United in year one as a team. Danladi netted eight times and added three assists despite starting just 15 games in his rookie season. 3. Jack Elliott: The 22-year-old became one of the steadiest defenders in Major League Soccer in his first year with the Philadelphia Union, racking up 2621 minutes played for a side that had the best defensive record among all non-playoff teams. Not bad for the 77th overall pick in the SuperDraft. 4. Jake Nerwinski: Picked one spot ahead of Gressel in the SuperDraft, Nerwinski wound up starting 19 games on Vancouver’s back line during the regular season and started all three of the club’s playoff matches, showing well at right back against the Seattle Sounders despite his side falling to their Cascadia rivals. T5. Kortne Ford: Signed as a homegrown after a standout college career at the University of Denver, Ford made 19 starts for the Colorado Rapids and played well along the back line for a team that seemed to be under pressure more often than not. T5: Nick Lima: Another homegrown signing who had a standout college career for Cal, Lima chipped in two goals and an assist in 22 appearances for the San Jose Earthquakes, playing primarily as a fullback.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Aubameyang was ‘mentally beaten’ by transfer rumours, says Dortmund president Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 22:58 12/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund Ousmane Dembélé Bundesliga Reinhard Rauball has sympathy with the striker after repeatedly being linked with an exit and says that Ousmane Dembele has the capacity to be “sly” Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has struggled with the mental strain of being linked to blockbusting transfers, according to Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball.Gabon striker Aubameyang has previously been touted for a move from Signal Iduna Park to Real Madrid – speculation he has inflamed on more than one occasion – while the Bundesliga’s top scorer in 2016-17 was a reported target for AC Milan and pondered a switch to the Chinese Super League during the last transfer window.Despite mixed form for Dortmund overall this season and the departure of head coach Peter Bosz, the 28-year-old has starred again with 21 goals across 23 games in all competitions. 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 “He has done well over the years and was even the Bundesliga top scorer,” Rauball told Kicker.”Auba is pleasant, funny, he laughs. That some days he was mentally beaten by the offers – you have to understand it if you know the numbers.”24 – @Aubameyang7 ( @BVB ) was involved in 24 goals (21 goals, 3 assists) in all comps 2017-18, the most of all #Bundesliga players. Precious. #OptAdvent pic.twitter.com/TQUC7wvf8F — OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) December 24, 2017 Rauball was less sympathetic towards Ousmane Dembele’s conduct before the France winger moved to Barcelona for an initial €105m in August.”I liked Dembele and I really regret that he is not at our club anymore,” he said of a player who went AWOL from Dortmund training in an attempt to force through his Barcelona transfer.”Dembele has something sly. He has another mentality to which we are not used to.”
Manchester City ‘Man City have to lift titles’ – Guardiola needs silverware to define success Dom Farrell 16:43 2/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City Guardiola Arsenal v Manchester City Arsenal League Cup The Premier League leaders have delighted with their spectacular football this season, but the man at the helm knows it is time to add a trophy Pep Guardiola knows his Manchester City revolution will be judged by the weight of silverware they win ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Arsenal.Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola has overhauled City’s playing style and his swashbuckling side are odds-on to claim the Premier League title as they sit 16 points ahead of rivals Manchester United.But his debut season in Manchester saw Guardiola failed to collect a major honour in a campaign for the first time in his coaching career, with memories of Arsenal ending their bid for FA Cup glory in a Wembley semi-final set to loom over Sunday’s return to the scene of the crime. 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 City’s FA Cup ambitions this time around were sensationally slashed on the less illustrious stage of Wigan Athletic’s DW Stadium on Monday.Talk of securing an unprecedented quadruple spoke volumes regarding City’s form at home and abroad this term but, with that now consigned to the usual fate of pipe dreams, Guardiola is determined to improve upon a personal club finals record that reads played 10, won nine.”We have to lift titles to give more value to what we have done,” he told a pre-match news conference.”In August we said the same, we’ll be judged for how many titles we win, for the big clubs it is always the same. In these eight months together and we’ve lived what we lived – it belongs to us.”Of course we’ll be judged on it, this is a club that needs to grow up every year and win titles, now we have [the chance to win] the first one.”Quadruple questions have generally prompted a furrowed brow from Guardiola and, although he said he would sooner have lost Premier League matches than be humbled by Will Grigg, he conveyed a sense of relief over the prospect of chasing a tangible title against Arsenal rather than a more fantastical ambition.”When people asked about winning four titles, I said of course we’ll try but the big teams have not been able to do that, so why should I think we can do it?” he said.”We have a final and we will try to do what we have done [in other games], be who we are.”Then in the Premier League we have [to win] six games to be champions, the most prestigious competition, then we’ll see next year. Then at the end of our time together we will see what we have done.”An old-hand on such occasions as both a player and coach – famously at Wembley in both capacities with Barca – Guardiola is still attuned to the sense of wonder and magic around the showpiece fixtures.”Finals are special,” he explained. “They belong especially to the players – how brave you are, with what courage do you play these kind of games.”I’d like to see my team play like we were most of the season. The final does not have to be something different. It’s in front of 90,000 people in a magnificent stadium in London – this is an argument to be who were are, or at least to try it.”Don’t have regrets after the game, like we didn’t after the Wigan game. If you have to lose, improve.”
Portugal Ronaldo leads Portugal’s 23-man World Cup squad Last updated 1 year ago 03:42 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Portugal World Cup The Real Madrid star is the big name on Fernando Santos’ final list heading into the tournament in Russia, while Ruben Neves misses out Portugal have announced their 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.Heading to Russia intent on building on their Euro 2016 triumph, coach Fernando Santos has named his side’s biggest stars as expected for the summer tournament, with Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront of the squad.The likes of Sporting star William Carvalho, Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho and Besiktas duo Pepe and Ricardo Quaresma are all included in the squad, while Joao Mario, on loan at West Ham from Inter, has also been given the nod. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Ruben Neves is the most famous omission after his outstanding season for Wolves, while Nani is absent due to his struggles at Lazio and Rony Lopes of Monaco is also overlooked.A key part of Portugal’s success in France two years ago, Renato Sanches is also missing, though that comes as no surprise as he was not part of Santos’ original list of 35.Full squad:Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patricio (Sporting).Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric Soares (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica).Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), Joao Mario (West Ham), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow), William Carvalho (Sporting).Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas).
Ki-Jana Hoever becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever to play in FA Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKi-Jana Hoever has made his debut for Liverpool in tonight’s FA Cup tie with Wolves.The 16-year-old defender becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever player in the FA Cup after Dejan Lovren went down holding his hamstring within five minutes of the first half.The Dutchman has impressed at youth level for Liverpool and was recently promoted to train with the first team at Melwood by Jurgen Klopp.Hoever joined fellow teenage debutants Curtis Jones and Rafa Camacho in the team at Wolves.Klopp sang Hoever praises in his pre-match press conference, saying the youngster is “incredible”. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Reports have been swirling all season about the job security of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino. A new report suggests he won’t make it out of the weekend as the Cardinals’ head coach.A Louisville radio host is reporting that he’s heard that Petrino will not make it through the weekend as the Cardinals’ head coach.“Based on several conversations I’ve had. I believe Petrino doesn’t survive the weekend,” he reports.Based on several conversations I’ve had. I believe Petrino doesn’t survive the weekend— Drew Deener (@Drew_Deener) November 10, 2018Louisville was blown out by Syracuse on Friday night.The Cardinals are now 2-8 on the season and finish the year with games against N.C. State and Kentucky. A 2-10 season is probable.Stay tuned.
Fitbit Charge 3 with specialised health tracking for women, 7-day battery life launched in IndiaThe Fitbit Charge 3 is another of Fitbit’s premium health trackers with a host of features to keep fitness enthusiasts happy. The price of the tracker starts from Rs 13,990.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: January 2, 2019 09:24 IST HIGHLIGHTS It sports a small touchscreen display that adjusts to the ambient brightness on its own.The Charge 3 relies on a 24/7 heart rate monitor to track calorie burn, optimises workouts and uncover trends.The special edition also comes with NFC built-in to take advantage of the Fitbit Pay feature.Fitbit has been actively coming up with new options in its smart wearables segment since the last year. To keep up with market interests, the company has launched the Charge 3 fitness tracker in India. As with all previous Fitbit trackers, the Charge 3 commands a premium, asking a starting price of Rs 13,990. Fitbit will also launch the special edition of the Charge 3 at Rs 15,999.The Charge 3 is one of Fitbit’s focused fitness trackers for this year. The tracker carries on the design ethos of previous Fitbit fitness trackers, but with an improved overall design. It sports a small touchscreen display that adjusts to the ambient brightness on its own. The Charge 3 relies on a 24/7 heart rate monitor to track calorie burn, optimises workouts and uncover trends that give the user guide to act on health and fitness goals. Additionally, Charge 3 can also track sleep, letting the user see time spent in light, deep and REM sleep stages. Users will also get personalised insights to improve the sleep if it’s below the desired level.The Charge 3 also comes with more than 15 exercise modes such as running, biking, swimming, yoga, circuit training and more. It can also do female health tracking. This feature lets female users track their periods, record symptoms and predict ovulation period for a month. Additionally, the fitness tracker also detects workouts on its own and tracks activity like steps, distance, floors climbed, active minutes and calories burned. The Fitbit Charge 3 also ties with your phone’s GPS to track pace and distance on screen during outdoor runs and rides, and use your stats to make it better for you next time. The special edition also comes with NFC built-in to take advantage of the Fitbit Pay feature.advertisementThe Charge 3 can pair up with more 200 Android and iOS devices. Fitbit claims that on a single charge, the fitness tracker can last up to 7 days at a stretch before requiring another refill. The Charge 3 will also show expanded notifications from your smartphone and will also be able to make quick replies with an upcoming update. The tracker also has its own set of fitness apps to keep the user informed of his/her day on the move.The Fitbit Charge 3 will also be sold in India along with a host of accessories, all ranging between Rs 2,990 to Rs 4,490. The Charge 3 is available in black with a graphite aluminium case or blue gray with rose gold aluminium case. The tracker will be available for purchase via major online and offline retail channels.ALSO READ | Huawei launches affordable Y7 Pro (2019) with waterdrop notch, AI based dual rear cameras and moreALSO READ | Your Debit card may not work in ATMs or malls from tomorrow, online banking on your account will continueALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite case render shows Infinity-O display, wireless charging supportGet 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow FitbitFollow fitness trackersFollow Health bands
zoom Damen ARNO Dunkerque, part of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Group, has given a new set of ‘feet’ to the world’s first purpose-built offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance vessel, the 2003-built MPI Resolution.The yard has carried out upgrades on the feet or ‘spudcans’ of all the jack-up vessel’s six legs to give them the additional strength they need to withstand the huge loads to which they are subjected when spudding on rocky seabeds.Damen ARNO Dunkerque carried out the steel work in collaboration with Intelligent Engineering in an operation which was carried out in conjunction with the vessel’s 10-year survey and drydocking, as well as extensive refitting operations.The whole operation was completed within a month, allowing the vessel to leave Dunkirk on April 3, a day ahead of its scheduled delivery date, despite its having arrived at the French port two weeks later than expected.MPI Offshore fleet manager Dave Galloway said that the upgrade of the spudcans had become necessary to enable the MPI Resolution to work on the Humber Gateway wind farm project currently under construction off the east coast of England. “The Intelligent Engineering upgrade gives a significant increase to the load-bearing capacity of the spudcan without too much increase in weight,” he said.Damen ARNO Dunkerque, previously ARNO Dunkerque, is one of the most recent additions to the Damen Shiprepair and Conversion Group, which took it over in December 2012. It was designated by the group as the yard best suited to carry out the MPI Resolution contract. damen, April 11, 2014
Nearly 200 garment workers have been admitted to hospital in Hatton following food poisoning.The Police said the garment workers were admitted to the Dickoya Hospital. The garment factory workers are employed at a private factory in the area.The Police said the workers suddenly fell ill this morning and were rushed to hospital. Initial investigations revealed that the food supplied by the factory this morning had resulted in the employees falling sick.Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)
WHO: Blood connects us all – the hero on the streetAround the world, 25 countries are unable to screen all donated blood for one or more of these infections due to irregular supply of test kits, staff shortages, poor quality test kits, or lack of basic quality in laboratories. WHO encouraged all countries to establish blood services based on full voluntary non-remunerated blood donations. Today, only 62 countries get close to 100 per cent of their national blood supplies from voluntary unpaid blood donations, while 34 countries are still dependent on family donors and even paid donors for more than 75 per cent of their blood supply. Blood can be used whole, or separated into its component parts, such as red blood cells, platelets, plasma and other “substances” that can be used to treat a wide range of diseases. A single unit of blood can be used to benefit several patients. Transfusions of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year, including during emergencies such as conflicts, natural disasters and childbirth. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. “Voluntary blood donors come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: they put others before themselves – people they don’t even know,” said Dr. Ed Kelley, Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at WHO. “Each time they donate blood, they commit an act of selfless heroism.” World Blood Donor Day has been celebrated annually since 2004, with the aim of improving the safety and adequacy of national blood supplies by promoting a substantial increase in the number of safe, voluntary, unpaid donors who give blood regularly. This year, the host country for World Blood Donor Day is the Netherlands, through Sanquin, the national blood supply organization. A global event will take place on 14 June in Amsterdam. “Although we have many external differences, the same vital blood pumps through all our veins,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “Voluntary, unpaid blood donation is the act of giving life – the greatest gift any person can give or receive.” The theme of this year’s Day – which is marked annually on 14 June – is “Blood connects us all,” highlighting the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan “Share life, give blood” draws attention to the role that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and promoting community cohesion. WHO highlighted that of the approximately 108 million blood donations made globally every year, nearly 50 per cent are collected in high-income countries, home to less than 20 per cent of the world’s population. The average blood donation rate is more than nine times greater in high-income countries than in low-income countries. However, in many countries, demand exceeds supply, and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety. An adequate supply can only be assured through regular donations by voluntary, unpaid blood donors, WHO said. Regular voluntary unpaid blood donors are the foundation of a safe blood supply because they are associated with low levels of infection that can be transmitted by transfusions, including HIV and hepatitis viruses, the agency said.
Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97), redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) and junior linebacker Joshua Perry (37) get set before a play against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn a span of just over 24 hours, the Ohio State football team beat its biggest rival, lost its second Heisman Trophy candidate of the season and learned of the death of a teammate.Two days later, the Buckeyes were announced as No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings, just one spot away from making the first-ever football final four. With all that in mind, OSU (11-1, 8-0) is set for a chance at redemption in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday.After the Buckeyes’ tumultuous past few days, The Lantern sports editors picked five key questions ahead of Saturday’s matchup with Wisconsin.1. How will redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones perform? The question is obvious, but it’s still the most pressing question as OSU tries to reverse the result of last year’s Big Ten title game loss to Michigan State.After redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett fractured his ankle in the Buckeyes’ win over Michigan on Saturday, OSU was forced to turn to Jones, who was the third-string quarterback 12 days before the season started. Even after senior quarterback Braxton Miller was ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury, Jones hasn’t seen significant playing time in relief of Barrett.Instead, the Glenville High School product has almost exclusively played late in games when the Buckeyes already had big leads, save for a quarterback power call here and there. In that limited playing time, Jones has thrown 17 passes with 10 completions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also run for 206 yards on 26 carries.The numbers themselves are strong, but the sample size isn’t something to write home about.Listed at 6-feet-5-inches tall and 250 pounds, Jones is a physical presence with a powerful arm, but he’ll need to be more than that for OSU to win. 2. How will the Buckeyes respond to the death of Kosta Karageorge?The loss of life can’t be compared to any sort of loss on the football field, but the Buckeyes will still have to take the field on Saturday.On paper, Karageorge didn’t have a visible impact on gameday — he never made an appearance for OSU — but he was clearly a meaningful part of the close-knit Buckeyes. Since his death, multiple OSU players have said the 2014 team is the closest they’ve ever been around, and now is the time for them to band together.OSU will wear No. 53 stickers on its helmets to honor Karagoerge in what will be an emotional game, and the Buckeyes will likely respond in one of two ways. Either they will use the tragedy as motivation, or it will negatively affect their play.Going forward, the only thing for sure is that the Buckeyes will be playing with Karageorge in mind.3. Can the Buckeyes slow down Melvin Gordon?It is no secret that Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon is the Badgers’ biggest and best weapon offensively.It also wasn’t a secret that Indiana’s Tevin Coleman and Minnesota’s David Cobb were their best weapons, but that didn’t stop them from running wild on the OSU defense. Coleman and Cobb combined for 373 yards and six touchdowns on the ground against the Buckeyes as they were featured almost exclusively in their respective offenses. So it should not come as a surprise to anyone when the Badgers line up in their usual power-I formation and try to run right at the OSU defense. The Buckeyes have to know what is coming, but if Coleman and Cobb can run for impressive numbers, who is to say Gordon won’t?4. Will the seniors cement their OSU legacy?The 2014 Buckeye senior class has had huge amounts of success at OSU. They’ve been part of three-straight undefeated runs in regular season Big Ten play and were part of a 24-game winning streak under coach Urban Meyer.They were also part of a 6-7 season under now-co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell after the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal rocked the program.The one glaring hole on their resume is the lack of a title — Big Ten or national — and Saturday could be the seniors’ last chance to win either.A loss means that OSU won’t have a chance to compete for a national championship and it would mean the Buckeyes missed out on a conference title for the second year running. But with a win, the seniors would polish off their resume in addition to keeping OSU’s playoff hopes alive.5. Can the Buckeyes impress the College Football Playoff committee?Sitting at No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings and without their starting quarterback, the Buckeyes will undoubtedly need to do more than just win on Saturday against Wisconsin. They will need to do so convincingly over a team that ranks second in the country in total defense. Not exactly an easy task.In addition, the Buckeyes will likely need one of the current top four teams (Alabama, Oregon, Texas Christian, Florida State) to lose its final game in order to slide in the first ever college playoff. Winning the Big Ten Championship is one thing, doing so in a convincing manner is another. Either way, the Buckeyes will need to do both in order to seal up a spot in the College Football Playoff. Kickoff between the Buckeyes and the Badgers is set for 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Members of the Ohio State football team celebrate their 38-17 victory over Indiana on Oct. 8 by singing ‘Carmen Ohio.’ Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing a 38-17 victory over Indiana, the Ohio State football team remained at No. 2 in the latest update of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Alabama Crimson Tide still rests at the top, after a 49-30 win over Arkansas.The Buckeyes opponent this week, the Wisconsin Badgers, comes in at No. 8 after its bye week.No. 3 Clemson remained put in the top three after they took care of business against Boston College on Friday, 56-10.The Michigan Wolverines shredded through the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a 78-0 rout, which helped keep them at No. 4. The No. 5 Washington Huskies, too, came up with a resounding victory over Pac-12 opponent Oregon in a 70-21 route.Nebraska Cornhuskers appears at No. 10 after its bye week.The Buckeyes received two first-place votes.
Following the death of Dimitris Tsaloumas last week, historian and author George Zangalis has proposed that the award-winning poet be commemorated with an annual lecture.In admiration of the literary legacy established by the 94-year-old, Mr Zangalis believes it is the community’s duty to continue honouring his work and contributions.“Dimitris Tsaloumas has left us a tremendous legacy in his works, and was the first Greek Australian to be contributing to literature in both languages.“He was always shy when people sang his praises, but it is upon the rest of us to ensure that his memory is not just a matter of a eulogy every now and then, but analysis of his literary work and what he contributed to Australian cultural literary wealth,” Mr Zangalis told Neos Kosmos. If the annual event is to be established, it has been proposed that it be coordinated with the assistance and sponsorship of the wider community. So far the author says he has received positive feedback. “The lecture is not just for the Greek community, but for the wider community, and for many of us to learn more about what he has written. “I don’t think we’ve exhausted the knowledge of what Tsaloumas has done and hopefully through this lecture and other activities he’ll become better known.”The poet passed away on Thursday 4 February in his birthplace of Leros.After migrating to Australia in 1952 due to political persecution, Tsaloumas went on to publish his poetry in both Greek and English, for which he received a number of awards, including the Patrick White Award (1994) and an Emeritus Award from the Literature Board of the Australia Council (2002), among others. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Des anneaux planétaires à l’origine des satellites du système solaire Les travaux de deux chercheurs français montrent comment la majeure partie des satellites du système solaire auraient pour origine des anneaux planétaires. Cette théorie permet de mieux comprendre la répartition et la raison de la présence des satellites des planètes géantes.Dans notre système solaire, les planètes géantes comme Jupiter ou Saturne se distinguent grandement des planètes terrestres comme la Terre ou Pluton. Les premières sont entourées d’anneaux et de très nombreux petits satellites tandis que les secondes possèdent quelques rares lunes et pas d’anneaux. Jusqu’à aujourd’hui, ils existaient donc deux modèles distincts pour expliquer la présence de ces satellites dans notre système. Le premier appliqué aux planètes terrestres explique que c’est une collision géante qui serait à l’origine de la formation des satellites. Le second, lui destiné aux planètes géantes, prévoient que les satellites se seraient formés dans une nébuleuse entourant la planète. Toutefois, ces deux modèles ne permettent pas de tout expliquer et notamment pas la répartition spécifique et la composition chimique des satellites qui orbitent autour des planètes géantes. Face à cela, deux enseignants-chercheurs, Aurélien Crida de l’Université Nice Sophia Antipolis et de l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur et Sébastien Charnoz de l’Université Paris Diderot et du CEA, ont réussi à mettre au point une nouvelle théorie. Pour cela, ils ont utilisé des simulations numériques et des données de la sonde Cassini qui leur ont permis de découvrir le mécanisme des formations des lunes de Saturne. En effet, les chercheurs ont constaté que les anneaux de Saturne, de fins disques de blocs de glace, donnaient à leur tour naissance à des satellites de glace. Un modèle qui collerait pour la majorité des satellites réguliers Au fil du temps, les anneaux s’étalent puis finissent par s’agglomérer en formant des corps qui ne deviennent rien d’autre que les satellites de la planète. Découvrant cela, les chercheurs se sont alors demandé si ce modèle ne pouvait pas être étendu à d’autres planètes que Saturne. En réalisant des calculs, ils ont constaté que cette théorie présentait plusieurs points importants. D’une part, il explique pourquoi les satellites les plus gros se trouvent à une distance plus éloignée de la planète que les satellites plus petits. De plus, le modèle explique également la présence de nombreux petits satellites à proximité de la “limite de Roche”, zone à partir de laquelle les anneaux s’agglomèrent.Or, si ce modèle colle parfaitement avec le système planétaire de Saturne, il est également en accord avec ceux des autres planètes géantes, Uranus et Neptune, dont les satellites sont organisés suivant la même architecture. D’après les chercheurs, ceci suggère donc que ces planètes possédaient autrefois des anneaux semblables à ceux de Saturne qui auraient disparu en donnant naissance à leurs lunes. Mieux comprendre la formation des satellites du système solaireÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreMais ce n’est pas tout puisque ce modèle pourrait aussi être appliqué à la formation des satellites dans le cas des planètes terrestres. “Et, suivant les calculs réalisés par les chercheurs, dans des cas particuliers, un seul et unique satellite peut se former à partir de l’anneau entourant la planète : c’est le cas pour la Terre avec la Lune, et pour Pluton avec Charon”, explique l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur dans un communiqué.Grâce à ce modèle, il pourrait donc être possible d’expliquer la formation de la grande majorité des satellites réguliers du système solaire.En poursuivant leur étude, les chercheurs espèrent donc bien mieux comprendre le mécanisme d’étalement des anneaux planétaires et ainsi aboutir à un modèle unifié pour expliquer la formation des satellites. Le 1 décembre 2012 à 12:58 • Maxime Lambert