Arsenal transfer update! Wenger claims Gunners ARE looking at new signings

first_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1 Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal fans to be patient as he looks to strengthen the squad in January and says he will be doing everything to make a new signing before the end of the month.The Arsenal manager has been strongly linked with moves for West Ham defender Winston Reid, Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk and Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko.Wenger has been plagued with injury problems this season, especially to his defence and suffered another major setback on Sunday when Mathieu Debuchy dislocated his shoulder.But he is not prepared to make a panic buy and says he could wait until the end of January before making his move in the transfer window.Wenger said: “We are active, but not conclusive. That sums it up. We are out there – we look at all the different options.“We know that it’s not an easy market because other clubs are out as well.“You can imagine that the best players are not walking out there looking for clubs.“We have to be patient but creative. If something interesting comes up, it is something we can do.”last_img read more

Weekend Round-up

first_imgHere’s a backlog of assorted news stories worth noting before moving on to the big stories for the new month of May.PhysOrg, which makes the snake the hero of the story.  It wins by saying, “or: Snakes … may well have given bipedal hominins, already equipped with a non-human primate communication system, the evolutionary nudge to point to communicate for social good, a critical step toward the evolution of language, and all that followed.”  Why mice did not develop language and all that followed to avoid being bitten is left as an exercise.Evolving molecules.  Studying evolution by observing finches at the Galapagos is hard work, so Sarah Voytek found an easier way.  She lets molecules evolve in a test tube in the comfort of her lab at Scripps Institute.  Really.  She gets molecules to evolve by natural selection, competing for resources, just like Darwin’s finches.  How this contrived situation with fake “food” being supplied by the investigator to non-living material could say anything about the origin of species is not quite clear, but Gerald Joyce, her advisor, was pleased.  Read about it on Science Daily.Grounded pterosaurs:  National Geographic news found a Japanese scientist who thinks giant pterosaurs couldn’t fly, because the takeoff and flapping muscles required would have defied the laws of physics.  Why these giant beasts went to the trouble to evolve useless wings was left unexplained.Evolution inaction:  Robert Roy Britt is using the current swine flu epidemic to plug Darwin and punch Darwin doubters.  Swine flu is evolution in action, he said on Live Science.  He even got a Darwinist to agree: “Yes, this is definitely evolution.”  If this bolsters Darwin’s Origin of Species, Britt didn’t seem to notice that we still call it influenza after all these years.  Terry Trainor at Talk About Origins considers Britt’s article another case of misrepresenting creationism.Thank a comet:  Prof. Bar-Nun thinks comets contain the key ingredients for life, according to a story in Science Daily.  A pinch of argon, a dash of xenon, under the full moon, and he has solved an other-worldly puzzle.  “The story started between 4.6 and 3.8 billion years ago, when both the moon and the Earth were bombarded by a flux of asteroids and comets.”  It’s simple: comets slammed into earth bearing their life-giving cargo, “which eventually were dissolved in the ocean and started the long process leading to the emergence of life on Earth,” he said.  They became more complex over time, and here we are.  We got our ingredients by special delivery, Bar None.A messenger from Mercury:  The May 1 issue of Science had a special series of articles on Mercury, presenting the latest ideas from the first two flybys of the MESSENGER spacecraft.  Science Daily summarized one of the papers about Mercury’s crust.  Planetary scientists now believe that, because of all the smooth plains covering 40% of the surface, Mercury experienced much more volcanism than the moon early in its history.  See also the Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 4.Nothing to show for a decade of work:  SETI@Home is celebrating its tenth anniversary.  This distributed-processing search for intelligent alien signals utilizes spare CPU cycles from a million users’ PCs.  The article on PhysOrg had good news and bad news.  Bad news: no signal has been found.  Good news: the technology for finding nothing is getting better.Dino-mite:  Most dinosaur hunters use fine brushes and instruments to extract their prey.  Researchers at Dinosaur National Park, however, are having a blast.  Science Daily said that sometimes more force is required to extract the precious bones, so they called in some dynamite experts.  “Without their talents, scientifically important fossils would have remained locked underground in their stony mausoleum,” the article explained.  But will it take more work to reassemble thousands of bits of debris?    The bones will apparently survive intact; after all, Science Daily also reported that some dinosaurs apparently survived a planet-extinction blast from the past.  This is kind of a twist on the creationist claim that dinosaurs survived the Flood.  In the evolutionary scenario, “we already know that flying theropod dinosaurs (more generally referred to as birds) and crocodiles survived, so the possibility of pockets of survivors of other types of dinosaur is not quite as far fetched as it might sound.”  Now you have a choice of far-fetched beliefs.  Of course, believing that humans and dinosaurs co-existed “still belongs firmly in the realms of pure fantasy,” the article said.  You can trust Science Daily, can’t you? (see bullets 2, 5).Powers of darkness:  What is dark energy? asked Clara Moskowitz on Space.com.  The upshot: we don’t know, because it’s dark.  What we do know is that it shook up a lot of astronomers and made some of them believe in alternate universes, which they also cannot see.  Maybe it’s something sci-fi, like anti-gravity.  If the expansion slows, it might let multiverse proponents argue that our universe must be pushing against another.  “Maybe that’s why our universe is so peculiar,” ended Moskowitz, invoking a very apropos word for the occasion.Galaxy youngsters:  Some galaxies are “oddly young,” Clara Moskowitz reported in another article on Space.com.  John Salzer, astronomer who conducted the survey, was dumbfounded.  “It’s just hard for me to fathom, and hard for models to account for, an increase by a factor of 30,” he told Space.com.  (Astronomers think stars and galaxies are young if they have low abundances of metals, or elements heavier than hydrogen and helium.)  The team detected the 2,400 young galaxies using the Kitt Peak National Observatory International Spectroscopic Survey (KISS), which also stands for, “Keep it simple, stupid.”Brain music:  You might be able to download your own brain soundtracks and play them on your iPod, reported Science Daily.  Maybe they will help your mood.  You can listen to a sample played back on a piano.  Not quite Bach or Mozart, but it’s kind of cool, like mellow jazz.  You might not want to hear the tracks from the angry driver behind you.The automated railway in your nerves:  Scientists at USC found a kind of sorting mechanism regulating the direction of motorized trucks that deliver cargo to the plus and minus ends of your nerves, said Science Daily.  “Proteins go everywhere in the cell and do all sorts of work, but a fundamental question has eluded biologists,” the article began: “How do the proteins know where to go?”  The trucks that haul them are little motors called myosin and kinesin.  The kinesins tend to be attracted toward the axons, but the myosins pick out the ones with dendritic protein cargo, which need to go the other way, and carry them back to the dendrites.  This way, the axonal proteins always go to the axon, and the dendritic proteins always go to the dendrites.  Don Arnold called this process inefficient yet effective, leaving the reader wondering how he could make vehicles without eyes or brains do a better job.    Scientists at UC Davis, meanwhile, are modeling “how cells change gears,” says another article on Science Daily.  They think cell regulatory processes are “resilient and redundant,” just like any well-engineered system should be.Nice lice:  What could be more disgusting than lice?  Science Daily said the little pests might help calibrate the human immune system.  The best that can be said about this is that maybe the bugs are not all bad.  Professor Jan Bradley put an evolutionary spin on it: “It is possible that the immune dysfunctions we see today are the result of immune systems moulded by evolution for a set of challenges completely different to those encountered in modern times.”  Tell that to the lice-infected people in Africa where they tell us humans evolved.Nice spice:  “How plants protect us from disease” is the title of another article on Science Daily about plant products in everyday food that help us fight inflammation.  The phytochemicals from red wine, green tea, garlic, curcumin and cinnamon have curative powers.  “He who controls the Spice controls the universe” from Dune comes to mind.Encore: Speaking of health, here’s a word of encouragement for the elderly.  Science Daily reported that “Physical Activity Improves Life Expectancy And Decreases Need Of Care Among Older People.”  Like our sponsoring domain says, Creation Safaris has something for every body.This gives you a taste of the variety of material reported on Creation-Evolution Headlines usually in more depth.  We’ve offered you a tray of science hors douvres to sample and taste.  Many should not be swallowed, though.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

US Routs Dominicans, 106-71

first_imgBILBAO, Spain — Kenneth Faried kept up his sharp shooting with 16 points and the U.S. national team rolled to a 4-0 start with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic on Sept. 3.The Americans surpassed 100 points for the second time in the tournament — and they were “held” to 98 points in their other two games.They led by only three points after one quarter but had no trouble extending that as the game went on, as the Dominicans’ willingness to push the pace simply played into the Americans’ hands.Faried made 8 of 11 shots, a 73-percent clip that actually lowered his percentage for the tournament after the Denver forward came into the game hitting 81 percent.The Americans will finish Group C play Sept. 4 against Ukraine before playing their round of 16 game on Sept. 6 against the fourth-place team from Group D, which is still to be determined.The Dominican Republic (2-2) will face Turkey on Sept. 4, still in position to advance.The Dominicans played without Houston Rockets forward Francisco Garcia, who entered the day’s play tied for fourth in the tournament with 21 points per game.He appeared to turn an ankle late in the Dominicans’ victory over Finland on Sept. 2, and though he finished the game, was walking gingerly as he went to the bench after his teammates had come out to warm up.The Americans ended up winning nearly as easily as their 105-62 exhibition victory on Aug. 20 in New York, though the Dominicans hung with them a little longer than that night.The U.S. lead was just 25-22 as the Dominicans attacked fearlessly but didn’t have any answer for the Americans’ bigs. Faried had three straight baskets, a couple of them powerful dunks, and Anthony Davis knocked down a jumper to turn a seven-point lead into a 44-29 cushion.Gay got the final four points of the half, making a pair of free throws after he was clobbered intentionally on a breakaway by Edward Santana, then banking in a jumper that make it 56-41.A 25-point third quarter was followed by 25 more in the fourth, capped by a series of dunks from end-of-the-bench players Andre Drummond and Mason Plumlee.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Touch Football Australia welcomes ‘Girls Make Your Move’ campaign

first_imgTouch Football Australia has today welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s ‘Girls Make Your Move’ campaign which encourages younger Australian women to get physically active.Minister for Health Sussan Ley said the campaign comes on the back of new research showing nearly 60 per cent of girls aged 15-to-17 reported undertaking little-to-no exercise or physical activity compared to one-third of boys. “This campaign was a fun way to encourage young women in their teenage years to build their bodies as they are growing. “It aims to tackle this sliding door moment in a young woman’s life when they actually are laying down the foundation for the rest of their lives. “Physical activity in the teenage years lays down the muscle and bone you need for the rest of your life. It’s a unique time as your body develops and the greatest opportunity to build up strength for your later years.” “It will also help us to tackle a serious ‘epidemic’ of diseases and chronic conditions facing this current generation if they did not exercise more. “The research is telling us around the late primary to early high school age girls first engage in some form of physical activity within peer groups. And if that first experience is not enjoyable the idea of exercise and sport also can become a negative,” Ms Ley said.Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire said the sport of Touch Football has a role to play in reversing the alarming trends in female participation in sport and active recreation. “Touch Football has always provided a place on the field for everyone with over 42 percent of our participants being female. We are certainly focused on increasing our junior participation and know that we can work harder on expanding our appeal to young girls.” “We’re planning for one million people playing our sport annually by 2020 so not only will the number of girls playing Touch Football grow, but we’re investing in our schools strategy to increase the proportion of girls participating as well. “Our unique offering of social competitions, gala days, events and our representative pathway means there are plenty of fun opportunities to be involved. “Participation in Touch Football isn’t limited to just being a player. With the assistance of the Australian Sports Commission, we’ve recently invested in the development a Women’s Elite Coaching Leadership Workshop and an Elite Referee and Referee Coaches Workshop to grow the skills of our female volunteers.  We have also had strong representation at a governance level and recently elected our first female Chair of the national Board.“We’re very happy to be able to support the Australian Government’s #girlsmakeyourmove campaign and we encourage each of our affiliates to think about ways they can promote the message in their own community,” Maguire said. For more information visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/girlsmove/publishing.nsf/Content/activitiesRelated LinksGirls Make Your Movelast_img read more

Hal Sparks To Host Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary Gala

first_imgThe Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary Gala will take place on Friday, September 12th at The London, West Hollywood.The MFA gala, hosted by Hal Sparks and Jane Velez-Mitchell will honor Pamela Anderson (The Sam Simon Award), Moby (Compassionate Leadership Award), Yves Potvin (The Innovative Business Award) and Cody Carlson (The Hidden Hero Award).MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve. They serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.Additional celebrities attending include: Sam Simon, Natalie Maines, Emily Deschanel, Tony Kanal, Alexandra Paul, Fiona Gubelmann, Drew Carey, Jennifer Tilly, Simone Reyes, Seba Johnson and Kathy Freston.When: Friday, September 12th, 2014Where: The London Hotel1020 N San Vicente Blvd.West Hollywood, CA 90069Find out more here.last_img read more

Man dies on 2nd Hooghly Bridge in road accident

first_imgKolkata: A person was killed and several others injured in a number of accidents in the city on Friday night till Saturday morning. A fatal accident was reported from second Hooghly Bridge under Hastings police station at around 12.03 am when the driver of a heavy goods vehicles died after his vehicle collided head-on with a container-laden trailer. The deceased, identified as Tribeni Yadav, was a resident of New Alipore. The driver of the trailer, Kamaleshwar Roy, sustained minor injuries and has been admitted to SSKM. Both the vehicles have been seized. In another accident at Hudco Crossing near Ultadanga, four persons including a driver were injured when an auto-rickshaw overturned at around 6.15 am on Saturday morning. The passengers and the driver were provided medical assistance at Maniktala ESI Hospital and later released. In another accident at Sarat Bose Road, a motorcyclist, identified as Jainal Abedin, was injured on being dashed by a private bus. The police are examining if the biker was wearing a helmet.last_img read more

Ohio States Braxton Miller named 2011 National Freshman Performer of the Year

Ohio State freshman quarterback Braxton Miller was chosen Friday as the 2011 National Freshman Performer of the Year. The College Football Performance Awards organization selects its honorees based on the player’s improvement to the overall effectiveness of his team. During the 2011 season, Miller, who was not made available for comment, threw for 1,159 yards and completed 54.1 percent of his passes. Thirteen passes led to touchdowns, a freshman school record. Miller closed his first 10 games as a starter for OSU with season-high records against Michigan and Florida despite losses in both games. He threw for 235 yards at Michigan Stadium and earned a 78.3 completion percentage in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl. He also led the team in rushing with 715 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry on the season. Miller claimed team-best statistics when he ran for over 100 yards three times against Penn State, Indiana and Michigan. He also broke the record for the longest scoring run by a quarterback with 82 yards. Miller averaged 59.6 rushing yards and 96.6 passing yards per game. The award comes in the form of a crystal trophy that stands 22 inches tall and includes an eight-inch crystal football on top. Previous National Freshman Performer of the Year award winners include South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore in 2010 and Oregon’s LaMichael James in 2009. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native has been honored more than once for his efforts in the 2011 season. In December, Miller was awarded OSU football’s Archie Griffin outstanding offensive player award and voted the team’s most outstanding first-year offensive player by OSU coaches. The Big Ten Conference announced in late November that Miller would be the recipient of the 2011 Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year award as well. Miller, a communication major, tweeted a simple “Thank u !!” early Saturday morning. read more

Football Ohio State lands commitment of 2019 fourstar running back Steele Chambers

Ohio State added another running back to its 2019 class.Four-star running back Steele Chambers committed to the Buckeyes, announcing it via Twitter Wednesday night.The 6-foot-2, 215-pound recruit played both running back and outside linebacker at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Rosewell, Georgia. Ranked as the 340th-best recruit in the nation, according to the 247 composite rankings. He is also listed as the No. 29 athlete and No. 37 recruit in the state of Georgia.Chambers is the sixth member of Ohio State’s 2019 class and is one of four in the class not from Ohio. The Georgia native will join four-star running back Sampson James in the class. read more

Todibo reveals why he joined Barca

first_imgNew Barcelona recruit Jean-Clair Todibo claims that he chose the club because of their ‘history’ after turning down so many offers.Reports had suggested Manchester City had made an approach for the player, to whom Juventus and Real Madrid were also linked before his deal to Barca was announced.Todibo will wrap up his deal with Toulouse before moving to the Camp Nou in July.“Jean-Clair is very happy with his choice, it all came down to the history of the club,” agent Bruno Satin told Sports News, as cited by Football Espana.“Barca are a massive club and were a dream of his since his childhood, so this move was all about his feelings rather than the financial package.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“There was also the career aspect, we felt he has a better chance of breaking into Barca’s first-team as opposed to other sides who were interested, such as Juventus.“He is a player like Marcel Desailly, he can play in midfield too, is physically very strong and athletic, he can be adaptable.”📋 The complete lowdown on @jctodibo 🇫🇷🔙 His background, his role models and much more…👉 https://t.co/aSdp2VQVsf— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 8, 2019last_img read more

AMHS Working To Resume Ferry Service

first_imgTo inquire about your refund call the AMHS Reservations Call Center at 1-800-642-0066. The Reservations Call Center is open Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The agreement allows the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) to begin preparations to resume ferry service to coastal communities. Lituya – Will begin with KTN – ANB run at 10:45am on Sunday, August 4th.Tazlina – Will begin with a revised schedule of JNU-HNS-JNU run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.LeConte – Will begin with JNU-GUS run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.Aurora – Will begin with a revised schedule of VDZ-WTR-CDV run at 7:30am on Sunday, August 4th.Malaspina – Will begin with JNU – PSG run at 5:45pm on Sunday, August 4th.Tustumena – Will begin with KOD – HOM run at 10:15pm on Wednesday, August 7th.Columbia – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Wednesday, August, 7th.Kennicott – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 8th.This schedule is also posted at www.FerryAlaska.com. AMHS is still refunding passengers for sailings canceled through service resumption dates. AMHS staff will never request credit card information from passengers. Refunds are automatically returned to the credit card on file. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska and Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night on a new three-year contract.last_img read more

VIDEO Watch 2018 Mr Mrs WHS Contest

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School held its 15th Annual Mr. & Mrs. WHS competition on Wednesday, October 17. The event, sponsored by the Class of 2021 and the Mentor Program, was hosted by Tatiana De Oliveira and Josh D’Angelo.Congratulations to the winners, Joe Consorti and Hannah LaVita. Other contestants included: Ethan Karnesky, Matt Thomas, Aidan Briere, Jomei DeMonico, Allyson Buckley, Patrick O’Mahony, Patrick Xavier, and Owen Surrette.Watch the event, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——(NOTE: Cover photo from advisor Tracey Kassin’s Twitter account.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch The 2019 Wilmington High Scholarship NightIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch The Hospital Bed Race From Fun On The FourthIn “Videos”last_img read more

Can Fin Homes shares gain 100 in 1 year put PNB Housing

first_imgCan Fin Homes shares have experienced a phenomenal run on the bourses, gaining 100 percent in one year and more than 325 percent in two years, even as PNB Housing Finance is all set to enter the primary market with its initial public offering (IPO).Can Fin Homes share price closed at Rs. 1,482 on Friday (Aug. 26, 2016), translating into a gain of 100.27 percent from the closing price of Rs. 740.30 on Aug. 27, 2015. When compared with the closing price of Rs. 348 on Aug. 27, 2014, the appreciation is 325 percent.In comparison, Canara Bank, which holds 43.45 percent stake in the home loan company, has had a poor run on the stock exchanges, falling 6.9 percent to Rs. 268.55 on Friday (Aug. 26, 2016) from Rs 288.80 on Aug. 27, 2015.For the first quarter (Q1) ended June 30, Can Fin Homes posted 55 percent rise in net profit at Rs. 49.73 crore as against Rs. 32.10 crore in the year-ago period. Total income increased 28 percent in Q1 to 242.53 crore as compared to the corresponding period last year. Net interest income grew 43 percent to Rs. 91.87 crore from Rs. 64.03 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.The home loan company’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) and net NPAs stood at 0.24 percent and 0.04 percent, respectively, as of June 30, 2016. Canara Bank reported 52 percent fall in net profit for Q1 to Rs. 229 crore on account of higher provisioning for bad loans. The bank had to provide Rs. 1,492 crore during the quarter for bad loans as against Rs. 1,359 crore in the year-ago period. The bank’s net profit in June 2015 quarter was Rs. 478 crore.Total income in Q1 fell to Rs. 11,786 crore from Rs. 12,252 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal, according to the Bengaluru-based lender’s regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on July 25.PNB Housing Finance, in which state-run Punjab National Bank has a 51 percent stake, is entering the primary market with an approximately Rs. 2,500 crore initial public offering (IPO).last_img read more

UNs Guterres says cant see Rohingya hopes washed away

first_imgUN secretary general Antonio Guterres World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim and foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali at a Rohingya camp in Cox`s Bazar on Monday. Photo: Prothom AloUN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Monday said the safety of the Rohingyas during this monsoon season is a priority.He added that the global community cannot allow the monsoons to wash away “the hopes of the Rohingyas”.”As many as 200,000 Rohingyas need to be relocated. We cannot allow the monsoons to wash away the hopes of the Rohingya refugees I met today in Bangladesh,” he said while visiting Rohingya camp in Kutupalong in the district.Earlier, he heard “unimaginable” accounts of killing and rape from Rohingya refugees who recently fled Myanmar.”They (Rohingyas) want justice and a safe return home,” he tweeted from Rohingya camp on Monday.In another tweet ahead of reaching the Rohingya camp the UN chief said the Rohingyas are one of the most discriminated and vulnerable communities on the earth.”The Rohingya refugee crisis is a humanitarian and human rights nightmare. I thank Bangladesh for its generosity in hosting the refugees,” he said.He said he is along with Jim Yong Kim in Cox’s Bazar on a mission of solidarity with Rohingya refugees and the communities supporting them.”The compassion generosity of the Bangladeshi people shows the best of humanity and saved many thousands of lives,” he said in another tweet message.Antonio Guterres and World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim arrived here on Monday morning to visit Rohingya communities and humanitarian workers in Cox’s Bazar district to advocate for increased donor support.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali and United Nations high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi, among others, accompanied the UN chief, an official told UNB.They arrived at Kutupalong at 10:30am and are now visiting Kutupalong transit centre.They arrived here at Cox’s Bazar airport by a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 8:45am.The visit, an official said, highlighted the “generosity” of Bangladesh in hosting the Rohingyas as well as the need for the international community “to do more.”They reviewed the situation of the newly arrived Rohingyas in Bangladesh, and assessed progress towards a safe, voluntary and dignified return of refugees, in line with international standards, according to UN officials.The visit also aimed to lay the groundwork for further dialogue with the government of Bangladesh on medium-term planning for the refugee situation and to reiterate the UN and the World Bank’s support for finding comprehensive solutions to the situation of the Rohingya people, said the UN.Ahead of the Rohingya camp visit, WB President Kim on Sunday said, “We’re all extremely concerned about the situation of Rohingyas.”Appreciating Bangladesh’s generous support, the visiting World Bank President insisted that generous humane countries that support refugees should not be punished.Finance minister AMA Muhith said Bangladesh certainly wants Rohingyas to go back to their country from Bangladesh with dignity and safety. “That is what we want.”Terming the situation a humanitarian tragedy, the WB chief said they need to move on this to make sure that the issue is addressed in a peaceful way.Since August last year, more than 700,000 Rohingya have taken shelter from violence in Myanmar in the Cox’s Bazar district, making it the world’s largest and fastest growing refugee camp, and putting pressure on the environment, existing infrastructure, and social services that were already constrained.last_img

Bernicat discusses Rohingya issues with FS

first_imgMarcia BernicatOutgoing US ambassador Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday held a meeting with foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque where they discussed political and Rohingya issues with special focus on the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).They discussed how the UN Security Council can play a role on Rohingya issue, Bernicat told reporters after the meeting at the foreign secretary’s office here.Responding to a question, she said the US focuses on a free, fair, credible electoral process in the country which will express the will of Bangladeshi people.She also noted that the government is committed to holding a free, fair, credible and inclusive election.The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will open on 18 September.The first day of the high-level General Debate will be on 25 September and is scheduled to last for nine working days.María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, president-elect of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), announced in July 2018 that the theme of the general debate will be, ‘Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.’last_img read more

Full Show The Generation Gap in Technology And The Good The Bad

first_img 00:00 /50:43 X Listen On Friday’s Houston Matters: We talk with a journalist in Southeast Asia who’s been following the case of William Nguyen, a Houston man who was detained in Vietnam last month and convicted and deported. Nguyen now is on his way to the U.S.A. Lawmakers are praising the outcome.Then, technology develops at a rapid pace these days. For digital natives like Millennials and Generation Z, these advancements might feel somewhat routine… but what about those older generations who didn’t grow up with all this advanced technology? We find out how much of a disadvantage being computer literate is these days and how are schools integrating technology and making it accessible to both students and teachers.Also this hour: When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.Then, News 88.7 catches up with Tour de France cyclist Lawson Craddock, a Houston cyclist who gained attention after he crashed during the first stage of the famed cycling race, and wound up badly injured. Craddock tells us what happened next and who he’s donating money to for each stage of the Tour de France he completes. WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:  This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

La Porte ISD Student Charged after Allegedly Displaying Gun in Parking Lot

first_imgLa Porte ISD said several students informed administrators of the handgun, who then activated the school’s resource officer. Scott re-enrolled in the district on that same day, according to the district.“Once again, we applaud the actions of the students who ‘said something,’” said a statement La Porte ISD posted on its website. “Please take this as an opportunity to remind your child that safety and security is everyone’s responsibility, and if they see or hear something that concerns them, they should always say something.”Daunte is facing a charge of Exhibition of a Firearm, which is a third-degree felony. He was transported to Harris County Jail Tuesday evening. A La Porte ISD student is facing charges, after allegedly displaying a handgun in the La Porte High School parking lot on Tuesday afternoon.Daunte Scott, 17, was taken into custody after a school resource officer was notified and immediately conducted an investigation of the incident, according to the La Porte Police Department.  Sharelast_img read more

University Plagued By Racial Issues to Host Event at Black Museum

first_imgWhen American University (AU) revealed the venue for its Annual Founder’s Day Ball, students at the predominately White institution in Washington, D.C., had mixed reactions. The dance party is scheduled at the National Museum of African American History & Culture on the evening of Mar. 3.Founder’s Day Ball is an annual party that celebrates the founding of AU. The Student Government takes the lead on hosting the dance party every year. Both the president and vice president of Student Government for this year are African Americans.The National Museum of African American History & Culture, which was recently featured on a stamp, will host an American University party. The school has had a number of troubling racial incidents. (Courtesy photo)In recent years, the event has been held at museums such as the Newseum, the National Portrait Gallery and National Air and Space Museum. But this year’s venue has faced some criticism from both faculty and students alike.Merdie Nzanga, a former African American AU student who now attends Howard University, told the AFRO she had “mixed feelings.”“I think it could be an opportunity for the African American community to really educate people,” Nzanga said, “while at the same time I see a bunch of spoiled, rich racist White liberal AU kids not really understanding the meaning of Emmett Till’s casket.”Nzanga acknowledges the different sides of the situation.“On one side, I think it’s bad because … I don’t really think people understand or take African American history and culture seriously at AU due to the racial tension, and the other part of me … I genuinely think it could be an opportunity for people to learn from their ignorance,” Nzanga told the AFRO.AU has had a number of racial-bias incidents on its campus. In May 2017, multiple bananas were hung from nooses on the first day the first African American woman took office as Student Government President. In September 2017, 10 Confederate flag fliers were found across AU with cotton stuck to them.For these reasons, Nzanga said having “closeted racists” at the museum is not appropriate. “I don’t appreciate people using [the museum] solely for entertainment… having these kids there is really not appropriate.”Nzanga added it would be a different scenario if an HBCU had its parties at the museums. “Because … African Americans at HBUC’s understand the history of our culture.”But Tamara Young, an African American student at AU, didn’t expect the negative reaction from people when the venue was announced.“I love the location…It’s a really hard museum to get into, and so it’s the opportunity for people who haven’t been to the museum to visit,” Young told the AFRO.  “The museum has events all the time so I didn’t really see an issue about the location.”Young added that even if some students at AU don’t respect the culture, their attendance to the dance couldn’t be regulated. “It’s a slippery slope, and it’s [kind of] hard to navigate that,” Young said.Like Nzanga, Young said she hopes it’ll be an educational experience for some people who are not aware about Black culture.Thery Sanon, an African American student at AU, shares Young’s sentiments on the location for the dance.“I feel like we’re spending too much time worrying about our white peers being problematic and forgetting the fact that we are still going to have fun,” Sanon told the {AFRO} in a statement.Sanon added that he knows students from all races who don’t feel comfortable going to the dance because of the venue, fearing something will go wrong. “Everyone [who’s] going knows that this is a possibility, but this should not detract from how lit this year’s Founders is going to be,” Sanon said.last_img read more

Player Spotlight on Blaire Bass

first_img The University of Louisville Softball Player Spotlight series features short interviews with each of the Cardinals’ players. Episode 16 features senior Blaire Bass. Episode 16: Blaire BassThe Bass FileNumber: 3Full name: Blaire Elisabeth BassNickname: BeezyPosition: OFBats/Throws: R/RHometown:  New Roads, La.High School: Catholic High School of Pointe CoupeeTravel Team: Birmingham ThunderboltsMajor: CommunicationsFun Fact: Her left pupil is always bigger than her right.   Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

6 pins removed from pvt part of 30yrold

first_imgKolkata: A 30-year-old mentally retarded man from Bihar was successfully operated upon at Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan on Saturday where the doctors removed as many as six pins from inside his penis.The victim was brought to the hospital from Siwan district in Bihar last Monday after he complained of pain inside his private part. After conducting X-Ray, the doctors were perplexed to see pins inside his penis. He also faced difficulties while urinating. The doctors decided to conduct the surgery on Saturday. They first performed microsurgery through which they removed two pins. They had to cut open a small portion from his lower abdomen to remove the other four pins. The operation was not easy as his veins could have been affected. Adequate measures were taken while conducting the surgery so that no injury occurs while removing the pins. The patient told the doctors that he had inserted the pins into the urinary tract when he used to feel an itching sensation inside his penis. The patient has been stated to be in stable condition and recovering well.last_img read more

iPad Pro Is the Fastest Tablet Ever

first_img It goes without saying that the iPad Pro is the fastest tablet Apple has ever made. That’s to be expected; it’s the latest and greatest slate powered by the powerful new A10X Fusion processor.The question is how much more powerful is it? We benchmarked the 10.5-inch iPad Pro against the other iPads in Apple’s lineup as well as Android rivals, and according to results, the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro’s A10X chip is a third faster than most other tablets on the market, though only 10 percent faster than its predecessor.AnTuTuOn the AnTuTu benchmark, which measures overall system performance, the new iPad Pro scores 205,223, the highest score we’ve ever seen on any device, not just tablets. It’s higher than the 2016 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with its A9X processor (187,411), the A9-powered iPad (126,384), and the aging iPad mini 4 (84,841).That means the new iPad Pro is 9 percent faster than the older model, 38 percent faster than the iPad and a staggering 59 percent faster than the mini 4. Compared with the Snapdragon 820-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (139,783) — the most powerful Android tablet on the market — it’s 32 percent faster.The only Android device that comes close is the HTC U11 with a Snapdragon 835 processor (175,241), but the iPad Pro is still 15 percent faster.Geekbench We also tested the iPad Pro using Geekbench, a measure of single-core and multi-core CPU performance. Apple has typically excelled at having fewer, faster processor cores, while Qualcomm loads its chipsets with more cores and multiple low-power cores to improve multitasking and battery life.With the iPad Pro, it doesn’t matter; the slate blows all other comers out of the water, scoring 3929 single core and 9348 multi-core. Again, it’s the best result we’ve seen on any device, including the 12.9-inch 2016 iPad Pro (3119/5247), the iPad (2522/4369), the mini 4 (1709/2901) and the Galaxy Tab S3 (1609/3963).Graphics performance and web browsingGraphics performance is also improved. On the PCMark suite, the iPad Pro scores 3263 for graphics performance, a small improvement compared with last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3163).The bigger gap is with the iPad (1994) and mini 4 (1086). On GFXBench suite, this translates to 208fps on the T-Rex offscreen test, again a modest improvement over the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (170fps), but a big jump over the iPad (82fps) and mini 4 (48fps). The Tab S3 does no better than the iPad in this test (83fps), making the iPad Pro 60 percent faster than its primary Android competitor. On the iPad Pro, demanding games will be smoother and provide sharper graphics and better textures.When it comes to web browsing, the iPad Pro again excels in the Jetstream and Browsermark tests (203.5 and 472.7, respectively). It’s quite a bit faster and more efficient than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (150 and 300.7), iPad (130 and 250) and mini 4 (80.5 and 187.5).What all this boils down to is that the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro’s A10X Fusion processor will be slightly faster than the A9X in speed, graphic performance and web browsing, but the gap between the two isn’t big enough that the average user will notice.Where the iPad Pro really excels is compared with A9 and Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered tablets. There, the new iPad Pro is between 30 to 50 percent faster, showing how far Apple’s new chipset has come compared with the previous generations. If you own an older, non-Pro Apple device or an Android slate, you may want to give some serious thought to an upgrade. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on PCMag 3 min read June 15, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more