Infosys announces Rs 1.5 cr reward to push innovation in social work

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) Infosys Foundation on Monday announced Rs 1.5 crore reward to push innovation in social work following increase in funds under the government rules.”Infosys Foundation have been working since last 22 years. We had less money but thanks to 2 per cent now, which is more money. Initially whatever money was given we took care of basic things. We wanted to have innovation award but you require a good amount for that. This year we decided to get in to this area so that our innovators can get financial help,” Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty told PTI.Under the government rules, it is mandatory for certain categories of company to spend, in every financial year, at least two per cent of the average net profits made during the three immediately preceding financial years, in pursuance of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.”Last 3-4 years, we have been getting 2 per cent which is Rs 340 crore. We have been able to handle 12 national disaster like floods in Kerala, drought in Karnataka, hurricane in Andhra Pradesh…,” Murty said.Infosys Foundation, which is CSR arm of IT major Infosys, will select three individuals or non-government organisation and give them reward of up to Rs 50 lakh so that they can scale-up their work.”The Aarohan Social Innovation Awards seek to recognise and reward individuals, teams or NGOs that are developing unique solutions for the social sector that have the potential to positively impact the underprivileged in India, at scale. The vision of these awards is to accelerate innovation in the social sector, and provide a platform to help these solutions scale,” Murty said.advertisementThe award will be granted in across six categories– Healthcare, rural development, destitute care, women’s safety and empowerment, education & sports and sustainability and the application can be submitted online with 120 second videos of their work from October 15 to December 31, 2018.The winners will have an option of technical mentorship at IIT Hyderabad to help them further develop their solutions.PTI PRS PRS BALBALlast_img read more

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Delhi will soon get 6 world class skill centres, admissions to begin shortly

first_imgMarch 2019 will see six world class skill centres (WCSCs) open in Delhi, Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday. The skill centres being opened by the Delhi government will have a total capacity of 720 seats and will prepare students to acquire different professional skills. Sisodia said that a total of 25 such skill centres will be set up in Delhi, 19 of which will be made functional in August.As soon as the admission process is over, they will be started formally,” Sisodia told reporters.Importance of skill development”The central government has also been taking about skills but what they did was that they made Sachin Tendulkar stand with a plumber in an advertisement. Plumbing is a skill but hospitality, banking also have opportunities for skills. Having a skill means a youth is standing on his feet with a professional approach,” said the education minister of Delhi.He said skill is the future of education and it is important to impart skill education. He also said that entrepreneurship be also included as a skill so that the skill centres can give rise to job givers rather than job seekers.The recruitment process for the hiring of Chief Operating Officers, Master Trainers, Office Executives and Support Staff has already been initiated for the WCSCs and will be completed by February, Sisodia said.Where will the six world-class skill centres be located?All the new WCSCs will open in the existing ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and universities of the Department of Training and Technical Education.”Availability of unutilised space in the existing buildings of ITIs, polytechnics, degree colleges and universities was explored by the Department. Accordingly, 25 institutes were identified where the opening of WCSCs was found feasible,” the government said in a statement.advertisementHere are the locations:Institute of Basic Business Studies (Pusa)IIT, DwarkaDelhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research UniversitySociety for Self Employment (SSE), WazirpurSSE, JhandewalanRIT RajokariIn which areas will courses be offered at these new skill centres in Delhi?As per the minister, these are the sectors wherein skill development courses will be offered:Health and WellnessIT and IT-enabled ServicesRetail ManagementHospitality and TourismAccountsBanking and FinanceAutomobileElectronicsMedia and Event ManagementProduction and ManufacturingApparelFood ProductionMore details on which centre will host which course:The Institute of Basic Business Studies will be beginning admissions to courses in retail services, hospitality operations and finance executiveThe Integrated Institute Of Technology, Dwarka will be beginning admissions for the courses of beauty and wellness consultant, computer system operator and hospitality operationsThe Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University will be beginning admissions to courses of beauty and wellness consultant, sports fitness and yoga application and sports digitisation and performance managementThe skill institute in Wazirpur will be beginning admissions to courses on food production and finance executiveThe centre in Jhandewalan will offer admission on courses in retail services and food productionThe RIT Rajokri will be offering a course to train computer system operatorsWhen will the admission process begin in these WCSCs?The admission process for the March 2019 batch in the six WCSCs will start soon, with the advertisement likely to be published next week.Announcement for these skill centres made back in 2017Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had in 2017 announced setting up of 25 WCSCs in Delhi, after the success of the first WCSC at ITI, Vivek Vihar, started in 2013.25 world class skill centres coming up in two phasesThe government plans to start the proposed 25 WCSCs in two phases — six WCSCs in Phase I and remaining 19 WCSCs in Phase II.”Under Phase I, six WCSCs are being set up with all facilities and will be launched with intake capacity of 720 in March 2019, and 720 as the second intake in the month of August 2019,” he said.The remaining 19 WCSCs at Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Shakarpur, Aryabhatt Institute Of Technology, Ashok Vihar, Bhai Parmanand Institute, Shakarpur, ITI Narela, Netaji Subhash University of Technology, Dwarka will also be made functional by August this year. Renovation and construction work at these WCSCs is currently underway.(With inputs from PTI and IANS)last_img read more

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Bit of a lark Canadian miner files claim on disputed Arctic island

first_imgA longtime mining geologist and developer has come up with his own solution to Canada’s long-running Arctic sovereignty dispute with Denmark.John Robins has filed and been granted a mineral exploration claim under Canadian law to Hans Island — a remote pimple of rock between Ellesmere Island and Greenland that lies exactly on the international border.“It was done on a bit of a lark,” said Robins, who’s involved with a number of Vancouver-based mining companies. “The reason I applied for it is more just to stir the pot a bit.”Hans Island, an uninhabited 1.3-square-kilometre knuckle of rock in the middle of the Kennedy Channel, has been the focus of a half-jocular, half-serious boundary quarrel between Canada and Denmark that began in 1973.Back then, the two countries set out to draw a conclusive border between Ellesmere and Greenland — at the time a Danish territory. They couldn’t decide what to do about Hans and left it until later.Later came in 1984. Canadian soldiers landed on the island, dropped off a bottle of Canadian whisky and erected the Maple Leaf.Soon after, the Danish minister of Greenlandic affairs invaded. He left the Danish flag, a bottle of schnapps and a note that said: “Welcome to the Danish island.” Diplomats are silent on the fate of the whisky.Canada’s then-defence minister Bill Graham visited in 2005, followed shortly by some Danish soldiers. In 2010, 64 Danish tourists landed and erected a cairn with the Danish flag.The so-called whisky war goes back and forth. About a year ago, the two countries created a team to try to hammer out a deal to resolve the boundary debate once and for all.It’s not Robins’s first attempt to beat back the Danes. In 2006, he filed a similar claim, which has since expired.No valuable mineral deposits are known to exist on Hans Island, although the waters beneath are thought to have potential for oil and gas.Robins said there’s a serious purpose behind his attempt to use an online mineral claim as a tool of conquest. “Canada’s been very lax about pushing Arctic sovereignty,” he said.He also wants to draw attention to what he calls the current government’s neglect of the Arctic — particularly the poor understanding of the vast region’s geology, the foundation of the mining industry.“We rely on maps that are decades old,” Robins said. “Often, they’re based on people flying over an area and looking out the window and saying, ‘Yeah, it looks like this rock type.’”Nevertheless, Canada has a 2005 agreement with Denmark to inform that country about anything involving Hans Island.Robins’s permit was granted Feb. 4. The next day, Canada let Danish officials know.No comment from Denmark was immediately available.Michael Byers, an international law professor at the University of British Columbia, said Robins’s claim is a welcome nudge toward settling an old dispute with a friendly country.“He’s successfully drawn attention to the fact we have an unresolved territorial issue.”Solutions are easy and obvious, Byers said. The countries could draw a line through Hans that connects the maritime border or agree to manage the island jointly.“The only thing that is stopping them is concern about domestic politics. No government wants to be accused by its political opponents of surrendering sovereignty.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960 Bob Weber, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Skills Canada Regional Results

first_imgPublic Speaking (Sec)Gold – Arya (Xinkai) Xu. – NPSSSilver – Erica Thomas Schulenburg – NPSSRobotics (Sec)Gold – Carl Berresheim & Jacob Van Volkenberg – NPSSBronze – Mathew Klassen, Daniel Bergen & Amos Janzen – PrespatouWelding (Sec)Gold – Mason MacDonald- NPSSWork Place SafetyGold – Tyler Kitt – NPSSSilver – Jacob McInnis – NPSSBronze – Harvansh Singh – NPSS To learn more about Skills Canada; CLICK HERE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – School District #60 students participated in the Skills Canada Regional Competition.Skills Canada started in 1994 as a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of careers in technology and skilled trades. One of their major initiatives is the annual Skills Canada National Competition for students.February 22nd, 2019 School District #60 students had the opportunity to showcase their talents. Skills BC offers youth in K–12 and Post-Secondary environments to explore trade and technology careers and meet prospective employers.The Provincial competition is April 17th, 2019 in Abbotsford and the Peace Region will be represented by the students that received gold medals.The following students will be heading to the Provincials; Graphic Design (Sec)Gold – Shara Cote – NPSSHairdressing (Sec)Gold – Amanda Beuckurt – NPSSSilver – Paulina Prouse – NPSSBronze – Carissa Coy – NPSSJob Interview (Sec)Bronze – Kaitlyn Campbell- NPSSJr. Skills – Spaghetti Bridge  Gold – Hailey Loewen/Heather Sieman/Aubery Wall/Tyson Froese –PrespatouJr. Skills – Sumo Robot  Gold – Nathan Janzen – PrespatouSilver – Braden Fehr- PrespatouBronze – Melvin Dyck- PrespatouJr. Skills – Wind TurbineGold – Nicholos MacMillant & Brody Daniele (Dr. Kearney 2.14 Volt)Silver – Nathan Giesbrecht, Zach Swift & Charlie Gladne (Dr. Kearney 1.95 Volt)Bronze – Kinden Loch & Brady Michey (Bert Ambrose – 1.87 Volt) Carpentry (PS)Gold – Tommy Bullert – NPSSElectrical Wiring (Sec)Gold – James Velkjar – NPSSlast_img read more

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Steve Maman Campaign Funding Page Suspended

Meknes – The funding page of Steve Maman, the Moroccan-Canadian who saved more than 100 children who were sexual victims of ISIS, has been “suspended”, according to GoFundMe Media Director.”It is 100% incorrect that hackers took down this campaign”, precised Kelsea Little, Media Director, at GoFundMe. For ”legal reasons”, GoFundMe has ”suspended the campaign and is working with regulators to resolve the matter”, said Kelsea Little.”The gofundme page was hacked unfortunately, two days ago”, Maman had announced a few days after his campaign began. American Internet users have shown a great interest in funding this mission. Many users have asked how to make donations. “Baroukh Hashem (Blessed be God)! How can one donate? How to help?” asked a Brooklyn surfer.“CYCI is working on a new funding page. Meantime see his FB page above to find a funding page address, which is unique to YOU through PayPal. He had a funding page problem but will have a new page up soon,” said Stephen Newdell, who actively follows Maman’s Facebook page announcements.The Moroccan “Schindler” has caused a great emotional wave internationally after announcing his humanitarian mission to rescue Yazidi and Christian children in Iraq from ISIS.Tens of thousands of people reaffirmed their strong support for this cause. “God bless you, your land and your work, save the children, save the world, very amazing people touch by God to do amazing things to save the world, love, peace and prosperity must reign bless us O Lord!” said Rose Cabrera reacting to his highly acclaimed action.In an interview with Morocco World News, Steve said that he plans to run his charitable action for a year. The Moroccan Jew’s action has so far led to the release of 128 Yazidi and Christian girls who were being enslaved by the ISIS. read more

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Man 86 arrested over 1982 murder after human remains are found in

An 86-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who vanished 37 years ago, after human bones were found at a farmhouse.West Mercia Police said “female human remains” were uncovered in a septic tank at a property in the village of Kempsey, Worcestershire, on July 12. The force said a man, 86, was being held on suspicion of murder, after officers determined the body parts “likely” belonged to Brenda Venables.Mrs Venables vanished without a trace from the address in 1982, where she lived with her husband David. A spokesman for West Mercia Police told the Telegraph: “The arrest has been made in connection with the remains that have been found and the investigation is ongoing.”The general circumstances are leading us to believe that it is likely to be that of missing Brenda Venables.” Worcester News reporting Brenda Venables disappearance in 1982 Worcester News reporting Brenda Venables disappearance in 1982Credit:SWNS/Worcester News A statement from the force said on Tuesday: “Police investigating the discovery of female human remains, in a septic tank, in the village of Kempsey on Friday July 12 have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. “The 86-year-old man from Kempsey remains in custody at this time helping officers with their enquiries.” 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. Police are anticipating it will be “a few more weeks” until they know the identity of the victim. The grim find came at the same time officers were searching rural land in nearby Drakes Broughton as part of the hunt for missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.However, it was reported that the body parts were found in a bag when the septic tank was drained during routine maintenance. read more

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Teen boys have negative view of depression in peers

first_imgRESEARCHERS AT TWO Irish universities have recommended targeting depression awareness and intervention programmes at teenage boys on foot of results of a study.The research used vignettes and questionnaires to measure how both sexes view depression or ADHD in their peers between the ages of 10 and 16.The younger children did not hold very negative perceptions of others their age with these conditions, the study found. However, Dr Eilis Hennessy of UCD’s School of Pyschology said: It’s possible that the children knew what is socially acceptable to say on the questionnaire, so we also used a reaction time test to see how quickly they associated positive and negative words with mental health problems. This test also showed that teenage girls did not have negative attitudes towards their peers with depression but that some teen boys did. Dr Hennessy said:If we were to think about intervention, the group that we need to target are adolescent boys and depression.It wasn’t just teens though that were a cause for concern. The study, which was co-produced by Dr Caroline Heary at NUI Galway, found that all of those interviewed between the ages 10 to 16 were worried about stigma from adults. “A lot of them spoke about not telling anyone they had a diagnosis,” said Dr Hennessy.The study was funded by the Health Research Board of Ireland.Helplines:Childline 1800 66 66 66Samaritans 1850 60 90 90Aware 1890 303 302Pieta House 01 6010000Christmas causes spike in demand for mental health services>last_img read more

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35 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute

first_imgYouTube’s growth has been staggering over the last couple of years. Much of it thanks to the average Joe more than happy to upload the latest family video and YouTube partners who provide the website with regular programming including YouTube celebrities Shay Carl, or Shane Dawson. One statistic YouTube has been tracking to measure its growth is the number of hours of video uploaded every minute.In May 2009, the video website blew most people away when it revealed the staggering statistic that 20 hours of video was uploaded to YouTube every minute. Of course, this wasn’t good enough for YouTube. They used the opportunity to submit a challenge to users to bump that amount up to 24 hours so that the website could finally say that a full day of video was uploaded every minute. Users met that challenge in March of this year, but clearly they weren’t done.AdChoices广告Only eight months later, YouTube now reports that it receives 35 hours of video uploaded every minute. The amount of video that adds up to be is mind blowing. To put it in perspective, YouTube states that if you assume a Hollywood film is two hours long then the amount of video the site receives is equivalent to 176,000 full-length releases every week.The one example YouTube gives which I like the most is if all of the three major networks broadcasted video 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the past 60 years is still wouldn’t equal the amount of video YouTube receives every 30 days. You know Google has to be loving their purchase of YouTube right now.Read more at the YouTube Bloglast_img read more

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Macedonia name dispute rally through the eyes of Greek Australians and expats

first_imgTens of thousands showed up in the Athens centre to protest against the Prespes Agreement. Expats living in Greece could not help but be affected by developments and gave Neos Kosmos insight as to how the demonstration unfolded until it was marred by scuffles between a small number of protestors and the police.Angela KonstantopoulosAngela Konstantopoulos went to the rally because “one of the very few things that is left to us Greeks now is our history.”“They’ve made us poor,” she said. “People have been stripped of homes. Taxes. Immigration problem. The least we can do is to hold on to our history. And Macedonia is a Greek word made by Greeks, not Slavs.”She said that everyone at the rally felt the same way, and there was a feeling of solidarity in the air. For the most part, people were standing around, showing patience and understanding. “At some point, at around 3pm, it started to rain but everyone remained,” Ms Konstantopoulos said.“There were about 20 demonstrators who caused some riots. Some say they were paid off. In the crowd there were families and children, and elderly. The elderly seemed to have come on their own. I believe since the protest had begun at around 10 am in the morning, many had come and gone.”By around 4pm, Ms Konstantopoulos felt the effects of tear gas sprayed onto the crowd. “The people at the front of Parliament were completely gassed. And everyone started running. Luckily we did not trample each other, but there was no cause. No reason to have all this gas. It was unjustified.”Chrysanthe GatzikouMelbourne-born Chrysanthe Gatzikou said she is glad that she went to the rally, however she left before the troublemakers arrived.“The atmosphere was fantastic. So many people gathered for a sacred purpose,” she said.“An amazing feeling. We sang patriotic songs by Mikis Theodorakis, and for Macedonia. There was unity and we were like a large group of friends.“There were so many people that I didn’t manage to find the friends with whom I had an appointment with at Syntagma Square. I didn’t stay for long because I had to work, but I don’t know what happened afterwards. The news showed some incidents.“All I had seen while I was there, were some young people with hoods on a balcony, but they were not doing anything at that time. Just watching.Despite having attended the rally, she does not feel that anything will change. There is no hope. “I believe the agreement will take place. Unfortunately. Now, you’re probably wondering why I went if this is how I feel? Because, despite everything, I wanted to show my presence and express my opposition to the Prespes Agreement. Because quite simply, ‘Macedonia is only one and it is Greek.’”“There were many Greeks from America and Australia at the rally. You could tell them apart from their accents when they spoke English.”.Brady KieslingUS writer, lecturer and ex-diplomat Brady Kiesling cycled through the rally briefly though he didn’t take the pulse of the crowd. He was there before the tear gas was sprayed on to people.He saw a “fair number of guys with close-cropped heads, black track suits, and axe-handle flagsticks” and “heard pious denunciation of the US, Germany, and the Soros Foundation.”After going home he watched the events unfold for a few minutes on SKAI TV, and the reportage was fixated on a demonstrator on the parapet throwing things at the riot police. “At one point he dropped his sweatpants to grab his private parts and mock the police who were, at that point anyway, patiently blocking him and his fellow black-shirts from reaching the parliament building.”Debbie PapadakisDebbie Papadakis, originally from Sydney, wasn’t at the rally because she had to work. “Things are not a luxury for us in the Private Sector and we have to drop things and run when it comes to providing for the family,” Ms Papadakis said, referring to an “economic war”.“There are a great number of things happening at the same time, such as excessive taxation for individuals and small businesses, reductions in salaries, reduction in pensions, delays in payments of payments to the public of money that is due and all this is making this nation difficult to live in, which almost seems to be intentional so that we would get up and leave,” she said. “If there was a rally, like the one that was held on 5 July 2015 when 60 per cent of the Greek Population voted ‘NO’ to Memorandum Measures brought upon us by IMF and Troika, I think many more would have turned up unified.”“The media is focused on the ‘heated issue’ of the Prespes agreement between Greece and the FYROM. Soon, it will be focusing on Turkey Cyprus and the Dodecanese. I remember when asked in 2013 what will happen to Greece, the first thing I said was that they would not leave her alone. They will try and divide her into three sections,” she said.“The Slavic countries in the Balkans know that Macedonia is Hellenic, however, there are other lurking dangers to these agreements that we do not yet know. This is why there is Political turmoil amongst the political parties. Are agreements being currently made under the tables promising positions to win votes amongst the politicians that are gathering to vote on the Macedonian issue? I do not know. Time will reveal.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Le Gorilla Glass 20 présenté au CES 2012

first_imgLe Gorilla Glass 2.0 présenté au CES 2012Le Gorilla Glass, verre ultra-résistant mis au point par la société Corning, passe en version 2. Celle-ci pourra être mise à l’épreuve lors du salon CES 2012…Parmi les nouveautés attendues au salon CES, qui démarrera ce mardi à Las Vegas, la deuxième version du Gorilla Glass devrait être dévoilée. Il s’agit d’un verre ultra-résistant et moins sensible aux rayures.Ce verre protecteur utilisé sur les tablettes et smartphones va évoluer. Le Gorilla Glass nouvelle version sera en effet encore plus résistant aux chocs que la première version. D’ailleurs, la société Corning, fabricant du verre, proposera aux visiteurs du CES de tester la solidité du verre ! En effet, les visiteurs pourront maltraiter à souhait le Gorilla Glass…Le but d’un tel verre est de permettre les tablettes d’être en contact avec tous types de matériaux sans rayures… Les prouesses de la société Corning ne se limitent toutefois pas à cette évolutions car le fabricant proposera également un écran LCD d’une diagonale de 82 pouces multitouch et équipé du Gorilla Glass 2. L’automobile, les simulateurs et d’autres utilisations quotidiennes du verre préoccupent par ailleurs Corning qui travaille sur une élaboration du verre pour d’autres secteurs d’activités.Le 10 janvier 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Identity of the debuting Wyatt Family member on RAW

first_img Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever NXT developmental talent Braun Stowman was the man who made his debut on RAW this past Monday night in Brooklyn as the newest member of The Wyatt Family.You can check out his debut in the video below courtesy of WWE. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got StrowmanVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp John Cena Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Michael Che Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Videos Articles WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Twitter Pinterest WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Colin Jost WWE Confirms Braun Strowman Needs Surgery Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Boston to host SummerSlam 2020 week at the TD Garden from August 21 to August 24 AEW announces tickets for debut episode on TNT from Washington, DC is sold-outlast_img read more

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Behold the incredible oneofakind and flyable aircraft at the Planes of Fame

first_imgWelcome to the Planes of Fame Air Museum. Geoffrey Morrison/CNET The Planes of Fame Air Museum lives up to its name. Out front is one of the most famous planes of the 20th century: a Boeing B-17. This example was actually the last B-17 on active duty, and was used in the filming of the ’60s TV show Twelve O’Clock High.  If you watched Hulu’s remake of Catch-22 then you saw another of the museum’s planes, their flyable B-25. Several other aircraft here were featured in movies and TV shows, and others are the sole survivors of their type. The rarest aircraft here is the only remaining original and still flying Mitsubishi Zero in the world, with the original Nakajima Sakae radial engine. It also appeared in Tora, Tora, Tora and much, much later, Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.Many of the rare aircraft at the museum are actually airworthy, often thanks to the on-site restoration shop and its dedicated team. All of this makes for a rather fascinating museum. Let’s take a look around. Building a real flying Iron Man Suit with Adam Savage These fabulous fliers at the Planes of Fame museum want to live forever Historic raritiesOne of the rarest, and certainly one of the weirdest, planes in the collection is the Ryan FR Fireball. In the front is a radial engine, quite typical for a WWII aircraft. Behind the cockpit, however, is an early jet engine, the General Electric J31. The plane was able to fly on either, or both, engines. The museum’s example is the only one left and was restored on site.planes-of-fame-43-of-58The Planes of Fame museum has a small boneyard of planes awaiting restoration. Geoffrey Morrison/CNET There’s also an example of the single-engined Heinkel He 162, one of the earliest jet interceptors. It’s one of two on display in the US.The collection of Japanese WWII aircraft is one of the most impressive in the world, headlined by the aforementioned Zero. It was captured in Saipan, then brought to the US for testing. It was flown by numerous pilots to get a sense of its characteristics, including none other than Charles Lindbergh. planes-of-fame-32-of-58 Geoffrey Morrison/CNET In the same hangar there’s one of only two surviving Yokosuka D4Y Suisei dive bombers, one of only two German-designed rocket-powered Mitsubishi J8M interceptors and the only surviving Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden. The museum is also restoring an Aichi D3A2 Val to flying condition.There are even parts and fuselage of the first airplane to fly around the world nonstop, the B-50 Lucky Lady II, but it’s awaiting restoration. Related tours on CNET 55 Photos Aviation These fabulous fliers at the Planes of Fame museum want to live forever Tags Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: 10:04 55 Photos 0 Famous fliersMy visit was to the Chino, California, location, but the museum also has an Arizona annex near the Grand Canyon. About once a month the museum flies select aircraft. It’s worth checking out when and what. I spent about half my day at Planes of Fame, and the other half at Yanks Air Museum and its fascinating boneyard, which is conveniently located on the other side of the same airport as this museum.  Combining both makes for an excellent day of some amazing historical aircraft. In the meantime, check out the gallery above.As well as covering TV and other display tech, Geoff does photo tours of cool museums and locations around the world including nuclear submarines, massive aircraft carriers, medieval castles, airplane graveyards and more. You can follow his exploits on Instagram, Twitter, and on his travel blog BaldNomad. He also wrote a bestselling sci-fi novel. Culture Sci-Tech Restoration hardware in the sky: Historic planes of the Yanks Air Museum Take these broken wings: Touring the Yanks Air Museum Boneyard Big bombers and jet fighters at the Castle Air Museum Inside the amazing Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Share your voicelast_img read more

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India to build six nuclear power plants with US collaboration

first_imgVijay Gokhale, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, with Andrea Thompson, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Indian and US officials said in a joint statement the two nations will build six nuclear power plants in India.twitter/@IndianEmbassyUSIndia will build six nuclear power plants with US collaboration, an agreement for which was made by officials of the two countries in Washington indicating the growing nuclear cooperation between the two governments.The two countries said in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the ninth round of India-US Strategic Security Dialogue, co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Andrea Thompson, the US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, on March 13 that the two nations were committed to strengthening the bilateral security.”They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India,” the joint statement said.The officials of the two countries recalled that nuclear cooperation between the nations became possible after they signed a historic agreement to cooperate in the civil nuclear energy sector in October 2008.  Vijay Gokhale, Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, with John Bolton, US National Security Affairs Advisor.twitter/@IndianEmbassyUSThe India-US civil nuclear cooperation agreement made possible India’s bid for membership on the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) giving a special waiver to India and enabling it to sign cooperation agreements with a dozen countries.India has signed civil nuclear cooperation agreements with the US, France, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Sri Lanka, the UK, Japan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and South Korea.The United States on Wednesday reaffirmed its support to India’s early membership in the 48-member NSG. Notably, China has blocked India’s pending membership to the elite grouping that seeks to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.The officials also exchanged views on a wide range of global security and non-proliferation challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to working together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors.On Tuesday, Indra Mani Pandey, India’s additional secretary for disarmament and international security affairs, and Yleem DS Poblete, US assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification and compliance, co-chaired the third round of India-US Space Dialogue, according to the report.The two delegations discussed trends in space threats; respective national space priorities; and opportunities for cooperation bilaterally and in multilateral fora.”The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of global security and non-proliferation challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors,” according to a statement by the External Affairs Ministry.last_img read more

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Rabbis long Eid journey

first_imgRabbiRabbi spent the night following Saturday at Kamalapur Railway Station. He used his bags as pillow but could not sleep properly. On whole day Sunday, he ate only fattened rice.The teenager from Rangpur who works at a photocopy shop in Dhaka city missed the northern region-bound train scheduled to leave Kamalapur Railway Station at 9pm on Saturday even though he came to the station at 8pm. In fact, the Rangpur Express left Dhaka at noon, which Rabbi came to know from others while looking for the train.Desperate to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest Muslim festical, with his family in Rangpur city, Rabbi got frustrated at the uncertainty of his home-bound journey. He burst into tears.Other passngers advised him to try to catch the Lalmohirhat Express which would leave the station at 10pm. His efforts to board the train with two bags went in vein amid huge crowd.”When I bought the ticket on Friday, I was told that the train would leave the station at 9pm on Saturday. But I heard the train had left. When I tried to catch another train, I failed. I spent the whole night here,” Rabbi narrated his plight.Someone who came to Dhaka city at the age of only 12, Rabbi bought new dresses for his mother, father, younger brother and sister. He spent sleepless nights as he feared his belongings might be stolen, he added.At 10am on Sunday, a helpless Rabbi did not know when the train would come and whether he would be able to reach home before the Eid day — Monday.He was taken to another Rangpur-bound passenger, Rabiul, who said he would get into the next train along with Rabbi.The train for them finally returned to Dhaka at 12:44pm and they both managed to reach the rooftop of the train. Rabbi said goobye to Dhaka with dreams of meeting his near and dear ones.*This piece, originally published in Prothom Alo Bangla Online, has been rewritten in English by Khawaza Main Uddin.last_img read more

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Sessions approved as US attorney general

first_imgSen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) during a meeting with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) discussing Sen. Sessions’s nomination for US Attorney General on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. AFP file photoThe US Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, despite fierce debate about his civil rights record and Democratic concern over whether he serves as the nation’s top law enforcement officer independent from President Donald Trump.Lawmakers greenlighted the senator as the 84th US attorney general on a mostly party line vote of 52 to 47, with one Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voting with the Republican majority.When the tally was announced, many senators broke into extended applause for their colleague.Trump has harangued Democrats for slow-walking his nominees, blasting their unprecedented obstruction as a “disgrace.”He appeared particularly angered by the delay on Sessions, who as attorney general would wield enormous power regarding the administration of justice, including on the issue of voting rights.“Congratulations to our new attorney general,” Trump tweeted shortly after the vote.Sessions, widely seen as an inspiration for Trump’s anti-immigration policies, is just the sixth of 15 cabinet members to be confirmed, in addition to the cabinet-rank positions of CIA director and US ambassador to the United Nations.He takes charge of the Justice Department and its 113,000 employees amid a swirling legal debate over Trump’s most controversial White House action to date, an executive order temporarily blocking all refugee arrivals and immigration from seven mainly Muslim countries.With Trump using Twitter to bully a judge who rolled back the ban, and an appeals court weighing whether to reinstate it, debate over Sessions grew increasingly acrimonious and personal.On Tuesday night, it turned ugly. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sternly rebuked Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter written by the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr that criticized Sessions’s civil rights record.“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” McConnell said of Warren’s violation of the chamber’s rules of decorum.Warren, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, later said: “I will not be silent about a nominee for AG who has made derogatory and racist comments that have no place in our justice system.”In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging senators to reject Sessions’s nomination as a federal judge. His appointment ultimately failed.“Mr Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens,” King wrote.Senator Sherrod Brown expressed concern about Sessions in light of Trump’s recent executive order.“We need an attorney general who will be an independent voice beholden to the Constitution and the American people, not the president,” Brown said.‘August responsibilities’The genteel Sessions, who like the president is 70, was an early loyal Trump supporter who became a pivotal figure in his campaign and his transition team.Sessions grew up in Alabama, in the segregated South. He was a US prosecutor from 1981 to 1993, before serving as the state’s attorney general. He won a seat in the US Senate in 1996.His career was almost derailed when the Senate panel rejected him for a federal judgeship amid concerns over past comments he made about blacks, and voter rights.At his confirmation hearing last month, Sessions endured pinpoint attacks by Democrats on his civil rights record, but he insisted that “this caricature of me from 1986 was not correct.”Shortly after his confirmation he sought to assuage concerns about how he would run the department.“I fully understand the august responsibilities of that office,” he said.Sessions also recognized the heated US political debate since Trump’s election victory and urged Americans to come together.“Our nation does have room for Republicans and Democrats,” he said.But Senate Democrat Chris Murphy said he was “scared” about changes Sessions could bring.Sessions’s “history of opposing civil rights, anti-gun violence measures and immigration reform makes him uniquely ill-fitted to serve” as attorney general, Murphy said.“I want a chief law enforcement official that will be a champion of the disenfranchised and dispossessed, not a defender of discrimination and nativism.”last_img read more

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PM doesnt want hasty action against Priya Saha Quader

first_imgObaidul-QuaderRoad, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said he has been instructed by prime minister Sheikh Hasina not to take any hasty step against Priya Saha for her remarks during a meeting with US president Donald Trump, reports UNB.”The prime minister sent me a message yesterday. It said no hurried action should be taken against Priya Saha,” the minister told reporters after attending the license handover ceremony of MRT Line 6 at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre.”Her (Priya’s) motive should be investigated,” Quader said adding, “She should make a public statement.”Priya claimed that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians had disappeared from Bangladesh and that her home was torched and her land was grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists.”The reasons for making such allegations should be investigated. I think, she should be given a chance to defend herself when she returns home,”Quader also said there is no obstruction to Priya Saha’s return to Bangladesh.”The government will hear what she has to say first and then it’ll take necessary action,” he said.”To us, it (her statement) seemed intentional. She’ll be inquired about her motives behind that statement,” he added.Meanwhile, several people, including lawyers, have moved the court seeking permission to file sedition cases against her in various districts across the country.Bangladesh strongly condemned Priya Saha’s allegations. The government on Saturday said that there appears to be an ulterior motive behind her false and concocted stories aimed at maligning Bangladesh.last_img read more

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Houston Is Sticking With The Paris Climate Deal But How Much Can

first_img Listen Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:53center_img Just hours after President Trump said the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate agreement, cities across the country said they would stick with it.Houston was one of them.The city promised to work toward the goals laid out in that global deal to curb carbon emissions. But with so much heavy industry in nearby areas outside its jurisdiction, there’s only so much Houston can do to tackle climate change.At the downtown Health Museum, Elmer Neal shows people the insides of a new air monitoring station the city installed with help from the EPA. Neal, with the city’s health department, ticks off the pollutants this solar-powered machine watches for: particulate matter, ozone and carbon among them.The air monitor gathers data and puts it online for anyone to see, but it’s not used to enforce any rules. Still, it showcases how in a political climate of deregulation, Houston feels its best chance to build a low-carbon future is to lead by example.  “We have to work within our jurisdiction, and unfortunately, air pollution doesn’t care about city limits,” says Lara Cottingham, who heads up the city’s sustainability efforts. Those include a plan to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, and eventually to power all of the city’s buildings with renewable energy.“Showing other cities and showing other businesses that we can do this, and be successful and sustainable, is the biggest thing that we can do right now,” she says.Houston tries to inspire environmental friendliness in part because past efforts to force it have been shot down by the courts.Last year the Texas Supreme Court tossed out local air quality rules that the refining and petrochemical industry had sued over, saying the city over-stepped its authority.Todd Staples heads up the Texas Oil and Gas Association, an industry group.“We do shy away from local mandates and local regulations that are out of step with a bigger, broader picture,” he says.He argues that industry doesn’t need regulations to force emissions cuts and cleaner operations, because there’s already a market incentive for that to happen.“I think operators recognize that the consumers are expecting to have cleaner-burning fuel sources,” he says.A world energy report from oil giant BP recognized that energy markets are shifting to lower-carbon fuels as renewables quickly grow. Still, BP and other major companies wanted the U.S. to stay in the Paris deal, in part because having a plan for a low-carbon transition makes better business sense.Rice University’s Charles McConnell has a decidedly skeptical take on Houston’s Paris promise.“It’s absolutely absurd to look at an accord like Paris as a guiding light,” he says. McConnell is a former industry executive and assistant secretary of energy. He says Houston’s commitment to the deal is more about public relations. Not that it hurts the effort, but he’d rather the city focus on practical ways to lower emissions.“Have public transportation be not from buses that are powered by diesel, but converted to natural gas, to have more light rail for more people,” he says. “To create circumstances where traffic flows can be improved, so we don’t have lots of cars out on the highway idling.”And in fact, the city says it is considering ideas like that.While Houston officials are optimistic about their various green initiatives, they also admit they’re concerned about proposed budget cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency. Local pollution enforcement efforts depend on federal money, so any cuts could shrink the already-narrow powers the city has to keep polluters in check, and to build a cleaner future. Ken Lund via FlickrThe Houston skyline on a hazy day in 2015.last_img read more

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GE Healthcare Highlights New Signa Premier MRI System at ISMRM 2017

first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more April 27, 2017 — GE Healthcare will showcase Signa Premier, its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-pending, wide bore 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at the 25th International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM) Annual Meeting, April 22-27 in Honolulu, Hawaii.Signa Premier is the result of a four-year collaboration with the National Football League (NFL) and research institutions around the world working to design new imaging tools. The new MRI system delivers a high performance with research-focused clinical capabilities designed particularly for neurological and oncology research and clinical work.“The image quality we have seen to date from the Signa Premier is excellent and very consistent,” said Scott Reeder, M.D., Ph.D., vice chair of research and chief of MRI at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). UW-Madison, one of GE Healthcare’s top collaborators, is testing a research system of Signa Premier and has scanned approximately 100 subjects to date. “The high-fidelity gradients and RF systems of a scanner are key to obtaining high-quality, repeatable and reproducible quantitative measurements; this is increasingly important as we move from qualitative to quantitative imaging. Signa Premier combines the advantages of a wide bore system with an ultra-high-performance system and in some instances, is outperforming other ultra-high-performance systems with smaller bore sizes, particularly for diffusion-weighted applications. I believe the wide bore is going to improve access and comfort for patients at our hospital. We have also been able to improve the spatial resolution with very similar SNR performance as other ultra-high-performance systems,” said ReederThis system is built on a platform with:A short-bore, high-homogeneity magnet;Powerful new gradients;A new digital RF transmit and receive architecture; andCutting-edge applications, including cloud analytics.Signa Premier is powered by SuperG gradient technology to improve diagnostic confidence for clinicians. The SuperG gradient coil introduces outstanding performance and superb stability, which is designed to deliver the performance of an ultra-high-performance, research-class 60 centimeter MRI system in a 70 centimeter bore MRI.The RF technology of SIGNA Premier is designed to provide greater clinical performance and higher overall image quality, especially for data-intensive applications, based on GE’s Total Digital Imaging (TDI) architecture. A total of 146 independent channels allow the simultaneous combination of multiple ultra-high channel count surface coils for faster accelerations and uncompromised image clarity.The TDI 48-channel Head Coil delivers clinical performance for virtually every patient. A fit- adaptable design addresses 99.99 percent of the population — including extremely large heads and short necks — while preserving high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and outstanding and sustainable image quality.The new MRI system is based on the SignaWorks productivity platform, which is designed to improve productivity for radiologists and technologists. Signa Premier supports eight times faster productivity with HyperWorks, a new speed scanning tool. SignaWorks takes full advantage of the SuperG gradient technology and the TDI RF architecture to further advance and accelerate diagnostic outcomes, with signature applications such as MAGiC, HyperBand and HyperSense, while simultaneously improving patient throughput and ROI for clinicians. Further, the system runs on GE Healthcare’s Orchestra reconstruction platform that is now available through the company’s collaboration portal to allow researchers to compose their own reconstruction algorithms that can be easily integrated with the data acquisition on the scanner. Orchestra gives users the flexibility and potential to use the power of Signa Premier in new and innovative research.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Images courtesy of Bracco Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Related Content News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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2 New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghanistan

first_img Top Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Two New Zealand soldiers were killed and another six wounded during a battle with insurgents in Afghanistan in an incident that has rocked New Zealand’s small defense community. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said it was part of a spring offensive.The two deaths Saturday mark a surge in violence in previously quiet Bamiyan province and bring New Zealand’s total number of fatalities in Afghanistan since the war began to seven. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Four benefits of having a wireless security system As the New Zealand soldiers attempted to secure the area, they were attacked by a second group of insurgents, Jones said. One of the soldiers died when insurgents hit his armored vehicle with a rocket-propelled grenade while the second was killed by insurgent gunfire.Jones said about 17 insurgents escaped carrying several dead and wounded comrades. New Zealand forces captured one insurgent, who will be turned over to Afghan authorities, he added.Ahmadi said a total of two insurgents were captured, including the brother of the local Taliban commander.A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the Afghan and New Zealand deaths, saying it was part of a spring offensive by the local insurgency.Bamiyan has been one of the most stable areas in Afghanistan for most of the 10-year-old war, so much so that it was the first province that international forces turned over full security responsibility to Afghan forces last year.However, Jones said insurgents have been carrying out more sophisticated attacks in the region over the past month.In July, two roadside bombs killed several local police officers in one of the worst attacks in the province for years, raising fears that violence could spike when international forces completely withdraw from the area. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The New Zealand Defence Force said Sunday that the soldiers were killed near the town of Do Abe in central Bamiyan as they came to the aid of local security forces who were under attack. Four Afghan security officers died in the battle, Afghan authorities said.New Zealand has stationed about 150 soldiers in the largely peaceful Afghan province since 2003.“This is a reminder of the dangers our soldiers face,” New Zealand Prime Minister John Key told reporters Sunday. “These soldiers have paid the highest price, and my thoughts are with their family and friends.”Three of the wounded soldiers remained in a serious condition in a military hospital. The other three had moderate injuries.Lt. Gen Rhys Jones, the chief of the Defence Force, said Afghan forces locked in a battle with insurgents requested help from the New Zealand soldiers.A squad from Afghan intelligence services had received word about a large cache of explosives, weapons and ammunition in the area and were on their way to seize them Saturday when insurgents ambushed them, said Abdul Rahman Ahmadi, a spokesman for Bamiyan’s governor.After three hours of fighting, the Afghan forces radioed for assistance from the New Zealand soldiers. Four Afghan intelligence agents died and 10 more were wounded in the fighting, he said. Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Jones said the two New Zealand soldiers killed Saturday will not be named until Monday to give their families time to grieve privately.Key said the latest deaths won’t alter New Zealand’s plan to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan at some point during 2013.___Associated Press writer Rahim Faiez contributed to this report from Kabul, Afghanistan.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Peyton Manning quarterback of the Arizona Cardina

first_imgPeyton Manning, quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals.Sounds good, doesn’t it?Well, to many of us yes, yes it does. But for former NFLQB and current NFL analyst Joe Theismann, that’s notexactly the case.“If he can go out and play, let him be an IndianapolisColt,” Theismann told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and WolfMonday. Theismann said the issue with Manning going somewhere elseis that the new team is not “getting a quarterback,” butinstead getting a player who spent 14 years in a systemand is the offensive coordinator. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   Top Stories “In his 15th year of football, what sense does it makegoing to a team for a couple of years, especially withvery little around him,” he asked.That the Cardinals would have very little to surroundManning with is up for debate, but Theismann is right whenhe says it is not as simple as just adding a new QB andwatching him throw darts all over the field. NFL offensesare complex, and it takes time for a player to fully grasphis responsibilities.“It would be a bad move for Arizona to take him,”Theismann said, adding that it would be a bad idea forManning to leave Indianapolis for any other team,Cardinals or not.“The only move he should make out of Indianapolis is to acouch,” he said.center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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