26 Oct

Colin Cowherd Made A Bold Claim About Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins

first_imgColin Cowherd and Joel Klatt talk Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State vs. Penn State.FOX Sports 1Dwayne Haskins has been spectacular so far this season for Ohio State football. The quarterback has led the Buckeyes to a 4-0 start, and has brought a new dimension to the offense.Through the four games, Haskins is 87-for-115 for 1,194 yards, 16 touchdowns, and one interception. He’s thrown for 300 yards in three of four games, and five touchdowns in two separate games.The quarterback whose job he inherited, J.T. Barrett, was a great four-year starter for the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer has had numerous other great quarterbacks as well, including Braxton Miller at Ohio State, Tim Tebow at Florida, and Alex Smith at Utah.It is early in his tenure, but Colin Cowherd thinks Dwayne Haskins may be the best quarterback Urban Meyer has ever had.He is focused on NFL potential, but considering Alex Smith’s lengthy career, which seems to be improving over the last few seasons.Cowherd spoke to Joel Klatt about Ohio State at Penn State, and Haskins specifically:”This is the best QB talent Urban Meyer has ever had, including Alex Smith… this kid’s an NFL QB.”@ColinCowherd on Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins pic.twitter.com/iejcuZjKnP— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 26, 2018From the clip:“Klatt: You gotta deal with Dwayne Haskins. This Ohio State offense is one of the best Ohio State offenses I’ve seen in a long time.”Cowherd: This is the best quarterback talent Urban Meyer’s ever had, including Alex Smith. This kid’s the best talent he’s ever had. J.T. Barrett, I loved. Chris Leak at Florida. These are good guys, college guys. This kid’s an NFL quarterback. He’ll play on Sundays.Klatt: Pure quarterback acumen, he’s the best Meyer’s ever had, and that includes Tebow. And I think Tebow was a great competitor, and a great college football player, but this kid has immense talent.Cowherd: This kid’s good enough to face Saban and beat him. He’s an NFL thrower. You can’t be a system pocket guy. This kid could beat Nick Saban.”First, he has to beat Trace McSorley and Penn State. If Haskins pulls that off, Ohio State is one big step towards another College Football Playoff appearance, and a possible rematch with Nick Saban and Alabama.last_img read more

26 Oct

Georgia Has Reportedly Offered A Top Offensive Coordinator

first_imgKirby Smart celebrating after a Georgia football game.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart celebrates after a game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 28, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Georgia defeated Florida 42-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Georgia football is coming close to filling the major holes on its staff.The Bulldogs lost defensive coordinator Mel Tucker earlier this winter. He is the new head coach for the Colorado Buffaloes.Earlier today, Oakland Raiders’ defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley was named as a candidate. He spent years on staff at Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.Two internal candidates—Dan Lanning and Glenn Schuman—are involved as well.The offensive coordinator situation has been more surprising. Tennessee made a big move in hiring away Dawgs’ OC Jim Chaney.Georgia may do the same to a third SEC East team. On Wednesday, SB Nation CFB insider Steven Godfrey reported that Kentucky’s Eddie Gran is “a name to watch” in the search.He may be the name to watch, as it turns out.According to a new report, Eddie Gran has been offered the Georgia football offensive coordinator job.Kentucky Sports Radio is reporting contract details and more on what Gran would be taking on:A source tells KSR that UK Offensive Coordinator Eddie Gran was offered the position of Offensive Coordinator at Georgia under Kirby Smart in the last 24 hours. Smart has offered Gran total control of the Offense and a salary of at least $1.1 million.According to USA Today, Gran made over $850,000 in base pay this season, with the chance at over $141,000 in bonuses. The $1.1 million, and the chance to coach a national title-caliber team, has to be an enticing opportunity for Gran.Chaney made $950,000, with a max bonus of $234,000, according to USA Today.[Kentucky Sports Radio]last_img read more

24 Oct

Navis to Supply Equipment for Drettmann Yachts’ …

first_imgzoom Navis Engineering is to supply its JP4000 Joystick Control System to Drettmann Yachts for a 24m Explorer Series vessel under construction at Acico Yachts BV in Enkhuizen in the Netherlands.The yacht features unique electrical podded thrusters in both the stern azimuth and bow tunnels which dramatically reduce sound and vibration and the JP4000, adapted to individual customer requirements, adds greater control and flexibility when manoeuvring or with the integrated autopilot at sea.Bremen-based Drettmann Yachts will be showcasing the Explorer Series at the 45th International Boat Show in Düsseldorf from January 18 to 26 at Drettmann Yachts GmbH, Hall 6 Stand 6A07.5.In 2013 Navis signed a contract for another system for a mega yacht currently being built at an undisclosed shipyard in the Netherlands. Print  Close Navis, January 17, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

17 Oct

Firefighters brace for lightning wind in Williams Lake BC

first_imgWILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Firefighters on the front lines of British Columbia’s raging wildfires are bracing for expected lightning and wind Wednesday, with all eyes on Williams Lake where more than 10,000 people are under an evacuation alert.Residents of the Central Interior community have been told to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, with municipal officials warning that Wednesday’s ominous weather forecast could push fires toward the city at a rapid pace.More than 14,000 people have been displaced by about 200 fires burning across the province, and Bob Turner of Emergency Management BC says the province is preparing for the possibility of mass evacuations.He says if an evacuation order goes into effect in Williams Lake, people will be sent north on Highway 97 to Prince George, but Canadian Armed Forces aircraft and helicopters are also standing by in case airlifts are necessary.Turner says the province’s priority is public safety and he encourages people to heed evacuation orders when they are issued.But the chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band north of Ashcroft says they defied an evacuation order over the weekend and successfully stopped flames from overrunning their reserve.“My community has some really skilled firefighters, like a lot of First Nations reserves, and they came together and they stopped that wildfire from wiping out that whole community,” Chief Ryan Day said in an interview. “We actually didn’t lose anything other than the guys who had livestock, they lost a bunch of range land.”He said 60 of the band’s 280 members stayed to fight the fire.The community doesn’t have a firehall, a new water reservoir hasn’t been connected to their main supply yet and they don’t have a formal emergency response plan in place.But Day said the experience of the trained forest firefighters in his community and access to heavy equipment from other members’ agricultural businesses contributed to their success.“We weren’t prepared for it of course because it happened in a blink of an eye, but we snapped into action and everyone did their part,” he said.Evacuees who are staying in communities from Kamloops to Vancouver can’t return home yet, Day said, as hot spots and a fire near Cache Creek remain a cause for concern.last_img read more

12 Oct

UN working not only to end violence but also to promote culture

8 August 2007Peace must be viewed through the lens of security, development and human rights, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said in New York today, advocating an active approach to not only resolve conflicts but also to foster tolerance and understanding. “When the United Nations was first created, our founders were preoccupied with the security of States,” Ms. Migiro said in an address at the start of a three-day conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Institute on Peace Education.However, today, “peace and security are no longer viewed only in terms of military conflict, but just as much in terms of poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and human rights violations,” she said.As a result of this deepened understanding of peace, education for peace has also progressed, she noted. “What was once a mission to eliminate the risk of global extinction through nuclear war is today a broader quest to build a Culture of Peace,” the Deputy Secretary-General said.The UN itself has bolstered its ties with non-governmental institutes (NGOs), educational institutions and citizens’ networks, based on the shared awareness that “our work to end war must reach well beyond the mere absence of conflict,” necessitating the “spread of values, attitudes and behaviours that reject violence and embrace tolerance, justice and respect for human rights,” she said.Ms. Migiro cited the Peace and Disarmament Education Projects, which wrapped up in 2005, as an example of an initiative aimed to “disarm the minds” of children, generating broad support for non-proliferation.She also stressed the UN’s reliance on its partners in its efforts to further peace education, ranging from conflict prevention to disarmament and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a series of targets to slash a host of social ills by 2015. read more

3 Oct

BC developer and First Nation partner on 15 B expansion plan for

B.C., developer and First Nation partner on $1.5 B expansion plan for ski resort AGASSIZ, B.C. – The British Columbia government has approved a $1.5-billion expansion plan it says will turn a small ski resort near Agassiz into an all-season recreational area.The province says it will collaborate with the Berezan Group and the local Sts’ailes Band to develop the Hemlock Resort into a tourist destination in the Fraser Valley.The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says plans include increasing the recreational area to about 6,000 hectares from 350 hectares.It says the agreement includes joint venture opportunities for Berezan and the Sts’ailes to develop a First Nations-themed residential village and a small marina over the next 20 years.Harvey Paul, chief of the First Nation formerly called the Chehalis Indian Band, says the deal addresses environmental and heritage issues during development.Ralph Berezan, who bought Hemlock in 2006, says the partnership allows the resort to become a year-round playground. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 12, 2015 1:35 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

28 Sep

Quick hits Midweek news notes for Ohio State football

DeVier Posey and Dan Herron Receiver DeVier Posey and running back Dan Herron, both seniors, were expected to return from five-game suspensions this week. However, both players’ suspensions will be extended at least one more game because of additional violations, as announced by OSU athletic director Gene Smith on Monday. First-year head coach Luke Fickell said that neither player is in danger of being dismissed from the team as of yet. “This is still something that’s undergoing and I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t have all of the information that they are going through probably just as of yet. Not that I’ve seen anything that we wouldn’t want a guy around right now.” Reinforcements arrive for the offensive line Unlike Posey and Herron, left tackle Mike Adams is back for OSU. Beyond that, Adams is listed as a starter for Buckeyes’ offensive line on Saturday against Nebraska. Adams’ arrival will be a welcome sight for his linemates, which allowed nine sacks against Michigan State last Saturday. Injury Updates Redshirt freshman receiver Verlon Reed, tied for second on the Buckeyes in receptions, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, Fickell said. The banged-up receiving corps should be aided by the return of sophomore Corey “Philly” Brown this week, after he missed the last three games with a lower leg injury. “We’ll see how he runs around out there (Tuesday),” Fickell said. “Hopefully he’ll be all right.” Fickell said he is doubtful senior defensive lineman Nathan Williams will play this Saturday. Senior defensive end Solomon Thomas, who is returning from his five-game suspension this week, is not listed on the two-deep depth chart. However, Fickell said he expects Thomas to see playing time on Saturday, but did note that he is coming back from a broken leg in the Spring Game. Captaincy carousel slowing down Familiar faces are emerging among OSU’s weekly picks for game captains. Senior center Mike Brewster will make his third appearance as a Buckeyes’ game captain on Saturday against Nebraska. Linebacker Andrew Sweat and defensive back Tyler Moeller are each making their second stint as captains. Long leash for Braxton Miller Fickell said freshman quarterback Braxton Miller will not have a “short hook” if he struggles against the No. 14-ranked Nebraska on Saturday. “We don’t want a guy going in thinking that by any means,” Fickell said. “Braxton is the guy that right now is our starting quarterback, and you know, I would think hook-wise, we don’t want him to ever think that.” Miller was pulled from last Saturday’s game against Michigan State at the end of the third quarter and replaced by redshirt senior Joe Bauserman. Kickoff for the Buckeyes’ game at Nebraska is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised on ABC. read more

25 Sep

NHS hospitals ordered to cancel all routine operations in January as flu

first_imgHowever, an audit by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) suggests that ahead of Christmas, less than 81 per cent of patients were being seen within four hours – against a target of 95 per cent. The figure is the worst recorded since the college began tracking A&E units three years ago.The RCEM audit of more than 50 hospitals also revealed thousand of operations cancelled during Christmas week, with 70 per cent more cancellations this year compared with last.A number of NHS trust chief executives described the pressure as “relentless” with several on Tuesday saying they had never seen such pressure during 30 years in the health service.Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The position at the moment is as bad as I’ve ever known. We are simply not coping, we were at full capacity before the sorts of pressures that we should be able to manage – like a rise in flu – is pushing us over the edge.“Things are terrible now, but I am fearful the next few weeks will be horrendous.” As an A&E consultant @UHNM_NHS I personally apologise to the people of stoke for the 3rd world conditions of the dept due to #overcrowding pic.twitter.com/HW5JR8PSJ2— Dr Richard Fawcett (@docfawcett) January 2, 2018 Sir Bruce said: “I want to thank NHS staff who have worked incredibly hard under sustained pressure to take care of patients over the Christmas. We expect these pressures to continue and there are early signs of increased flu prevalence.“The NHS needs to take further action to increase capacity and minimise disruptive last-minute cancellations.”Successive governments have banned mixed-sex wards, in a bid to protect patients’ dignity.The decision to relax the rules was last night seen as a desperate measure, as pressures mount.In Staffordshire, one senior consultant said vulnerable patients were now being treated in “third world conditions” amid mass overcrowding.Dr Richard Fawcett, a consultant in emergency medicine at Royal Stoke hospital, said it broke his heart to see elderly and frail people lining NHS corridors.The Army doctor, who has done three tours of Afghanistan commanding a field hospital, tweeted a personal apology to patients:  The chaos follows a rise in flu cases when many hospitals were already close to capacity, with high numbers of frail patients stuck on wards for want of social care.By Tuesday night 12 NHS trusts – including two ambulance services covering almost nine million people – had declared they had reached the maximum state of emergency. Every hospital in the country has been ordered to cancel all non-urgent surgery until at least February in an unprecedented step by NHS officials.The instructions on Tuesday night – which will see result in around 50,000 operations being axed – followed claims by senior doctors that patients were being treated in “third world” conditions, as hospital chief executives warned of the worst winter crisis for three decades.Hospitals are reporting growing chaos, with a spike in winter flu leaving frail patients facing 12-hour waits, and some units running out of corridor space.Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, on Tuesday ordered NHS trusts to stop taking all but the most urgent cases, closing outpatients clinics for weeks as well as cancelling around 50,000 planned operations.Trusts have also been told they can abandon efforts to house male and female patients in separate wards, in an effort to protect basic safety, as services become overwhelmed. Sir Bruce Keogh Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, said more action needed to be taken to tackle waiting listsCredit:Christopher Jones North East Ambulance Service is among trusts declaring the highest state of alert, warning that its “response standards to potentially life-threatening calls have deteriorated”. The trust said it had received 19,000 calls to 999 in the week which just ended – one quarter more than the same time last year – while coping with 40 per cent more 111 calls.Some patients who would normally be sent an ambulance were now being asked if they could make their own way to hospital, with help from relatives, the trust said.  East of England Ambulance Service, also at maximum capacity, said some patients were being sent taxis to get them to hospital, with paramedics stuck in ambulances queuing at hospitals for more than 500 hours in the last four days.’Black alerts’In addition, 10 hospital trusts said they were at the highest level of pressure – better known as a “black alert” – under a four-point scale of “Operational Pressures Escalation Levels” used to bring emergency plans into motion, when patient safety is at risk.Among those admitting they had now reached this level of pressure were: Dartford and Gravesham NHS TrustRoyal Cornwall Hospitals Portsmouth Hospitals NHSMaidstone and Tunbridge WellsMedway NHS Foundation TrustUniversity Hospitals Of LeicesterEpsom and St Helier University HospitalsTaunton & Somerset Foundation TrustYeovil District Hospital Foundation TrustRoyal United Hospitals Bath  Many more trusts refused to provide information about pressure levels, with several saying NHS England no longer allowed them to divulge the information, which used to be published in previous winters.  Officials have also stopped weekly updates of data showing how A&E units are performing against the four-hour target. One ambulance trust resorted to taxis to ferry patients to hospital, while another asked patients to find a family member to get them to hospital, with paramedics stuck outside A&E units in record numbers.Health officials said pressures on the NHS were expected to continue to rise, with flu levels surging. 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.last_img read more

22 Sep

U18 EHF EURO 2018 Croatia and Denmark grab tickets for TOP 8

U18 EHF EURO 2018 Here are the results of the Men’s U18 EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia.Denmark and Croatia are the only two teams who gained placement at TOP 8 even before the last round on Sunday.Group ACroatia – Israel 30:27Serbia – Portugal 25:21STANDINGS:Croatia 4Serbia 3Israel 1Portugal 0Group BRomania – France 30:30Denmark – Norway 30:24STANDINGS:Denmark 4France 3Romania 1Norway 0Group CGermany – Hungary 29:18Spain – Russia 32:15STANDINGS:Germany 4Spain 2Hungary 2Russia 0Group DSlovenia – Poland 32:22Iceland – Sweden 29:24STANDINGS:Iceland 4Slovenia 2Sweden 2Poland 0PHOTO: HRS/EHF, Hocevar/Cabraja ← Previous Story IHF REFEREE’S BADGE: Argentina, Spain, Portugal and Germany with three pairs Next Story → Belgian playmaker Arber Qerimi to RK Metalurg Skopje read more

21 Sep

Disable Ping for Improved iPhone and iPad Battery Life

first_imgSome users have reported that by disabling Apple’s Ping music-based social network on their iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, they’ve managed to noticeably improve the battery life they get out of their device. The dip in battery life came with iOS 4.3, and some users have pointed to the fact that Ping runs quietly in the background at all times, ready for you to share the song you’re listening to or some flavor text about the music you like with your friends using Apple’s social network. Admittedly, Ping hasn’t really taken off in any notable way, and it’s pretty much a social networking graveyard considering Apple doesn’t really allow Ping to connect with many other, more well-populated social networks. Only recently did Apple allow you to post songs that you enjoyed to Twitter.  In the end, unless you use Ping regularly for anything, you’re better off disabling it and enjoying the boost in battery life. [via Geeky-Gadgets]last_img read more

21 Sep

Prevelly chapel survives WA firestorm

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A shining beacon marking an eternal connection between Australia and Greece survived the bushfires that swept across the Margaret River district of WA last month. But with flames racing past the St. John the Theologian chapel in Prevelly, 280 kms south of Perth, it was a close run thing. Despite the destruction of its sign and the flames lapping at the church walls, the chapel, built by ANZAC veteran Geoffrey Edwards in the late 1970s as a memorial to the sacrifice of Greeks and Australians in Crete during WWII, resisted the flames. Theo Mathews, who has been the custodian of the chapel since the 1980s, told Neos Kosmos that the church’s sturdy construction, based on similar ancient chapels that dot rural Greece, was its saviour. “When the wind changed, fire was rushing down the coast and it raced past, either side of the chapel,” said Mr Mathews. “With its stone walls, clipped eaves and no windows, it’s the perfect example of how to protect yourself from a fire stoked by 55km winds.” “It’s a pristine white glistening gem in this grey black sea of burnt earth and twigs, it’s wonderful.” The November 23-24 blaze which engulfed Prevelly and destroyed more than 40 properties, erupted when a prescribed burn by WA’s Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) rapidly got out of control. An inquiry led by former federal police commissioner Mick Keelty has begun into the bushfires to investigate the cause and handling of the fire. The investigation will not examine the merits of DEC’s prescribed burning policy, but will look only at the practice as it occurred on the day of the fire. A second bushfire, sparked by another prescribed burn swept through 50,000 hectares in the nearby Nannup-August region in the week following the Margaret River blaze. Following the fires, WA Premier Colin Barnett sacked his Emergency Services minister, Rob Johnson, and appointed Mr Keelty to report back by the end of January 2012 on the causes of the fire and whether DEC had followed correct operating procedures.last_img read more

21 Sep

Golden Dawns hate comments investigated

first_imgA Greek criminal prosecutor has launched an investigation after a report on Channel 4 News showed a member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party threatening to turn immigrants into soap. The investigation was opened after the Greek anti-racist crime unit referred the news report to the criminal prosecutor. The film – which was broadcast on Channel 4 News on 5 March – was shot by Konstantinos Georgousis, with the full knowledge of the members, after spending a month filming far-right Golden Dawn party on the streets of Athens. In the film, Alexandros Plomaritis, a 44-year-old who ran for parliament for the party in last year’s election, said: “We are ready to open the ovens. We will turn them into soap … to wash cars and pavements. We will make lamps from their skin.” Plomaritis was filmed ahead of the Greek election, and the footage also showed members of the Golden Dawn party talking openly about beating up illegal immigrants. Golden Dawn, the extreme right-wing party in Greece, won 18 seats in the country’s last election. Since then support for the party has doubled as it pushes tough new anti-immigrant laws, including banning non-ethnic Greeks from the military and police. National Film and Television School student Konstantinos Georgousis spent a month with the organisation last summer, as Greece hovered on the abyss, for his documentary film The Cleaners. Writing about his experience of making the film, Mr Georgousis says: “I walked through every nook and cranny in the centre of Athens to find these Golden Dawn members. “I was terrified that these members were proud to express their extreme ideas during campaigning openly in public. I was shocked by their hostility and by the way they treated immigrants in the Athenian squares.” Greek centre-right New Democracy MP Adonis Georgiadis told Channel 4 News the opinions expressed by Golden Dawn supporters in Konstantinos Georgousis’s film are not “the opinion of the majority of Greek people”. “Many people in Greece are very much concerned about the changing of the population because of these illegal immigrants,” he said. “Golden Dawn is a disgrace for our society and our democracy.” But he explained that Greek society was under “major pressure” which prompted some people to vote for Golden Dawn. In a statement on its website, Golden Dawn dismissed the film, saying: “Another shocking documentary about the illegal and murderous activities of Golden Dawn comes to light from the prestigious British Channel 4 … Foreign journalists arrived secretly in a cafe in St. Panteleimonas to uncover the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Golden Dawn. The regulars (one of whom was our candidate in previous elections) joke with them for hours without being informed that they are being recorded with a hidden camera (a crime!).” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

20 Sep

Nanomatériaux vers une interdiction de certains produits

first_imgNanomatériaux : vers une interdiction de certains produits ?France – L’Afsset (Agence française de sécurité sanitaire de l’environnement et du travail) préconise la mise en place d’un principe de précaution en ce qui concerne les nanomatériaux, voire même leur interdiction dans certaines conditions.Les nanomatériaux seraient déjà présents dans 246 produits du marché français. Or, on ne sait pas s’ils ont des conséquences sur la santé. Ce qui est sûr, c’est qu’ils sont rejetés dans la nature, parfois en quantité importante, à cause de certains produits comme les chaussettes antibactériennes. Dominique Gombert, chef d’expertise de l’Afsset, explique par exemple que “si 10% des Français portaient aujourd’hui ce type de chaussettes, ce sont 18 tonnes d’argent qui seraient rejetées chaque année dans l’eau”.À lire aussiLe chauffage au gaz interdit sur les terrasses des cafés parisiensLes nanomatériaux sont dix fois plus petits que des cellules, d’où leur facilité à se retrouver partout et à ne pas être éliminés lors de leur passage dans une station d’épuration. De plus, selon l’agence, les produits contenant des nanomatériaux sont rarement identifiés et les risques encourus à leur contact ne sont pas assez étudiés. Le risque devrait être évalué pour chaque produit, l’Afsset recommande donc de “rendre obligatoire la traçabilité des nanomatériaux” ainsi que d’informer les consommateurs en procédant à un “étiquetage clair”. Les nanomatériaux sont présents dans des produits d’usage quotidien, comme le ketchup : afin de le rendre fluide, du silice amorphe est ajouté aux ingrédients.L’Afsset précise que pour les produits qui présenteraient plus de risques sanitaires que de bénéfices pour l’Homme, l’interdiction serait la meilleure solution.Le 26 mars 2010 à 10:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

20 Sep

Les agences spatiales mettent au défi des écoliers

first_imgLes agences spatiales mettent au défi des écoliersQuinze agences spatiales à travers le monde ont mis au défi 3.700 écoliers âgés de huit à douze ans de suivre un programme presque identique à celui auquel les astronautes sont soumis.Le projet international qui a été nommé “Mission X : s’entraîner comme un astronaute” a été mis en place par 15 agences spatiales dans le monde. Il propose à 3.700 enfants des écoles primaires de 25 villes de suivre un programme digne des astronautes qui se préparent à partir en vol. Véritable défi qui est lancé à travers le monde, plusieurs pays y participent : l’Allemagne, l’Autriche, la Colombie, l’Espagne, les Etats-Unis, la Grande Bretagne, la France, l’Italie et les Pays-Bas.À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Les enfants, âgés de huit à douze ans, devront d’une part apprendre à raisonner de façon scientifique et à travailler en équipe. D’autre part, ils seront entraînés pour travailler leur force, leur endurance, la coordination de leurs gestes, la gestion de leur équilibre, leur orientation et celle de leur corps dans l’espace. Enfin, le programme les amènera à suivre un régime alimentaire adapté et sain.La Nasa, qui fait partie des agences participant à l’opération indique que ce programme a pour but de motiver les jeunes. Il devrait éventuellement les inciter à poursuivre leurs études de façon à atteindre des postes à responsabilité et occuper des professions scientifiques et ingénieriques, notamment dans le domaine de l’exploration spatiale.Le 19 janvier 2011 à 12:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

20 Sep

Humans Have Cared For Dogs Since the Paleolithic Era Apparently

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target We love our pets. We buy them clothes, food, treats, toys, beds, crates, the human food they don’t need to be eating, and pretty much anything else they need. Dogs are especially precious to us, and they’re known as “man’s best friend” for a reason. As it turns out, we’ve been taking care of dogs similar to the way we do now for years, dating all the way back to the prehistoric age. And that’s pretty impressive.A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science suggests that prehistoric dog owners likely continued to care for a sick puppy for weeks on end ahead of its eventual death, which meant there was some kind of emotional attachment similar to the way we care for our dogs today. If that’s the case, we’ve been taking care of our puppers since the early days of the human race.Some of the first evidence of domestication when it comes to dogs was found back in 1914 in Germany, with the remains of a dog, man, and woman back from the Paleolithic area around 14,000 years ago. The latest research shows that this particular dog was domesticated in addition to have been cared for with plenty of love and affection.Analysis of the dog’s teeth revealed that it was about 28 weeks old when it passed away, and it likely ended up passing from distemper after suffering illness for several periods of time before it died. The only way it could have survived, according to research paper co-author Liane Giemsch, is thanks to human care and attention, like giving the puppy food and attention as well as warmth, a clean place to lay, and other comforts.We don’t currently know much about the domestication of dogs, nor why it actually happened in the first place still yet, as Paleolithic ancestors seemed to demonstrate emotional attachments to dogs even back then, 14,000 years ago. It’s a heartwarming thought to ruminate on, how much humans appear to have cared for their canine companions even before society as we know it came to be. With further research, hopefully more will be illuminated about the special bond between dog and human in the future.center_img Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike last_img read more

19 Sep

Grassfire blocks southbound I5 near Woodland

first_imgA grassfire that erupted earlier this evening near Woodland created a traffic logjam on southbound Interstate 5 tonight as firefighters fought to control the blaze.According to the Washington state Department of Transportation, the fire started about 4:37 p.m. near Horseshoe Lake Park. The right southbound lane was blocked at one point.WSDOT reported the blocked lane cleared an hour later but traffic is still moving slowly in the area.The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.last_img

3 Sep

SC accepts lower court judges disciplinary rules

first_imgSupreme CourtThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges, reports UNB.A five-member Appellate Division bench, led by acting chief justice Abdul Wahhab Miah, granted the disciplinary rules citing that the government issued the gazette giving primacy to the opinions of the apex court at every stage.Some media outlets are making unnecessary comments on gazette notification without reading it, the apex court observed.Earlier, attorney general Mahbubey Alam read out the gazette on judges’ disciplinary rules before the Appellate Division bench.On 11 December last, the government issued the gazette notification.Later, on 13 December, the SC fixed 3 January (today) for an order on the notification.The lower judiciary was officially separated in November 2007 but the disciplinary rules for lower court judges had not been formulated.On 2 December 1999, the Supreme Court in the Masdar Hossain case issued a seven-point directive, including formulating separate disciplinary rules, for the lower court judges.The law ministry on 7 May 2015 sent a draft of the rules to the Supreme Court which was similar to the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1985.last_img read more

3 Sep

BNP demands removal of CEC Huda as nephew made AL nominee

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoThe ruling Awami League has nominated chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda’s nephew SM Shahjada for contesting parliamentary elections from Patuakhali-3 constituency.Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist has renewed its call for removing CEC KM Nurul Huda since, the paty argued, Huda has lost any moral ground to stay in office after his nephew is made the AL nominatee.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, addressing a press conference at the BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, demanded that CEC Huda must quit showing integrity to the position he is holding, if he has any.”CEC Nurul Huda’s nephew SM Shahjada Saju received Awami League’s nomination letter yesterday (Sunday). Its another aspirant AKM Jahangir Hossain said the ruling party has nominated him to use the CEC (Huda) in the election in favour of it,” the BNP leader said.Rizvi said, “We think the government has given the CEC a gift by nominating his nephew and that’s why he’s lost all the moral right to hold office.”Shahjada Saju is one of at least 31 new faces who secured AL tickets for contesting the 11th parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on 30 December.Those who get first nomination from the AL include Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza from Narial-2 constituency, former inspector general of police Noor Muhammad from Kishoreganj-2, prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s personal assistant secretary (APS-2) and former general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Saifuzzaman (Shikhor) from Magura-1, AL office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap from Madaripur-3 and former BCL leader AKM Enamul Haque from Shariatpur-2.Rizvi said it is in no way possible for CEC Huda to conduct the elections in a free and fair manner as his nephew is in the race with an AL ticket.”The CEC through his activities have already demonstrated that he’s an undeclared Awami League leader and he managed the ticket for his nephew,” Rizvi added.He also demanded the EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed be withdrawn from the commission as his statements are similar to the ones made by the ruling party leaders.Rizvi accused the EC secretary of plotting to hold a ‘state-managed’ elections in the country.last_img read more

31 Aug

The Surprising Boost You Get From Strangers

first_img“People feel more connected when they talk to strangers, like they are part of something bigger,” says Gillian Sandstrom, a psychologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex, in Colchester, England, who studies interactions between strangers. In research studies, Dr. Sandstrom has shown that people’s moods improve after they have a conversation with a Starbucks barista or a volunteer at the Tate Modern art museum in London. She’s also found that people are happier on days when they have more interactions with acquaintances they don’t know well and that students enjoy class more when they interact with their classmates. Sometimes a stranger—not a friend or a loved one—can significantly improve our day. A pleasant encounter with someone we don’t know, even a nonverbal one, can soothe us when no one else is around. It may get us out of our own head—a proven mood booster—and help broaden our perspective. They’re typically wrong. Dr. Sandstrom’s research shows people underestimate how much another person will like them when they talk for the first time. And in a study in which she asked participants to talk to at least one stranger a day for five days, 99% said they found at least one of the conversations pleasantly surprising, 82% said they learned something from one of the strangers, 43% exchanged contact information, and 40% had communicated with one of the strangers again, an indication they might be making friends. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal Sue took my hand in both of hers, patted it, and held on tight. We were five minutes into the worst turbulence I’d ever experienced—approaching Boston’s Logan International Airport in a severe winter storm—when I turned to the woman next to me and said: “Hey, would you mind chatting with me for a few minutes? I’m really nervous.” We hadn’t spoken much during the flight, other than the usual pleasantries. But my seatmate seemed friendly. And I suddenly felt desperate for a human connection. “Sure, my name is Sue,” the woman replied, smiling warmly. “What brings you to Boston?” I started to explain that I was on a business trip. Then the plane lurched violently, and I blurted out: “I might need to hold your hand, too.” And yet most people resist talking to strangers, she says. They fret about the mechanics of the conversation—how to start, maintain or stop it. They think they will blather on and disclose too much—or not talk enough. They worry they will bore the other person.last_img read more

31 Aug

Flaunt your denims right

first_imgIf you feel more comfortable in your denims, invest in a comfortable pair of jogg jeans or zero gravity jeans and pair them with the check shirts or solid hues of polo t-shirts, suggest experts. Invest in a pair of jogg jeans which is one of the revolutionary inventions in the denim industry, with a wide range to choose from. Be it cuffed or straight hem, a draw string waist or a normal waist. These can be worn with checkered or solid shirts or can be matched with polo t-shirts. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfZero gravity jeans are another option if you are looking for something weightless and super comfortable in every position. The fabric is specially designed in lighter gsm (grams per square metre) and are so compact that it looks like normal denim but gives the comfort of a chino.These can be paired with your semi formals and can also be worn to the office with linen blend shirts to hit the club in the evening.Coloured jeans is a new extension to an indigo wardrobe. Available in many hues, they wash well and look amazing. Team it with shirts or t-shirts in solids, stripes and checks. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveShow your man ankles. Try the coolest new trend in denim fits. Slim fit jeans these days have a cropped length that’s urban, playful, trendy and real easy to go with your plain coloured t-shirt and trendy white sneakers.Cuff your skinny jeans as the 1980’s fun time is back. Excess jeans length going under your shoes is not in trend now. Instead, roll them up or give them two neat folds which would be a perfect relaxed look for this summer.Loose jeans is completely out of trend and long gone and forgotten. Get into skinny fit jeans paired with a slim fit shirt and loafers. This look would be perfect for an evening with friends or family.Black is here to stay. They are never out of fashion. With athleisure fashion taking center stage, black jeans in all its shades are the must-haves for this season.last_img read more