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a month ago​Liverpool forward Salah had award votes voided because of capital letters

first_img​Liverpool forward Salah had award votes voided because of capital lettersby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo votes for Mohamed Salah in the Best Fifa men’s player award were not counted because signatures were in capital letters, says Fifa.The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said acting Egypt coach Shawky Gharib and captain Ahmed Elmohamady voted for Liverpool forward Salah.Fifa said: “The signatures on the voting forms were in capital letters and thus seemed not valid.”The forms also lacked a mandatory signature by the EFA general secretary.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won the award on Monday ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Jets Muhammad Wilkerson Charged In Car Accident

New York Jets’ defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2011, was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane after he was involved in an accident in New Jersey during which the car he was driving overturned after striking another vehicle, a police spokesman confirmed.Wilkerson was transported to a Newark hospital after he crawled out of his car, according to New Jersey Garden State Trooper Christopher Kay, who added that there did not appear to be any other serious injuries suffered by anyone in the car that Wilkerson struck.Kay said Wilkerson was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane after he struck a Toyota Sienna with his 2011 Dodge Challenger, according to the police report. Police responded after being notified of the accident at 4:29 a.m. on Saturday.Police don’t believe alcohol played a role in the accident.“First and foremost, other than the minor injuries, he’s OK and everyone else involved is OK but I do not have a lot of details,” said Chad Wiestling, the agent for Wilkerson.The Sienna that Wilkerson struck contained 10 people, Lieutenant Steven Jones, a spokesperson for the New Jersey State Police, said. Three complained of pain but none were treated, he said.Wilkerson’s Challenger “probably went more than 10 yards on the roof,” Jones said.Wilkerson reported to the Jets team facility Monday and was examined by the team’s medical staff.A Jets spokesperson said that Wilkerson needed stitches in his forearm after the accident, but that the injury should not interfere with his ability to be ready for training camp. Jets players are due to report on July 26. read more


Ohio State Western Equestrian team opportunity for students of all skill levels

First-year in operations managment Elissa Bening (center) and second-year in science and technology exploration Aaron Boone ride during an equestrian team practice at Autumn Rose Farm in Plain City, Ohio, Oct. 4.Credit: Caroline Keyes / Lantern photographerWhen discussing successful Ohio State sports teams, many students naturally think of football or basketball, however, there is another team with a long track record of significant accomplishments — the Ohio State Western Equestrian team. “I’ve been told by a past AD (athletic director) at Ohio State that we are the most successful team in the history of Ohio State University,” Ollie Griffith said. Griffith has been the head coach of the team since 1985 along with his wife, Debbie.“(The team has) won nine national championships, they’ve won six reserve national championships … half of the time that nationals has existed, we have been either first or second since we have been competing,” Griffith said.Griffith acknowledges many students may feel intimidated to partake in the team with such a successful history, but stressed it is a rewarding opportunity for all OSU students because of six varying skill levels ranging from beginner to open, which are the most capable and experienced riders.“We have riders that have won world championships, and we have riders that have never touched a horse,” Griffith said. “So if you are an undergraduate and you like horses, but you think the Ohio State team is not for you — well, yes it is because they have all these different divisions.”Lidia Pedrozo, a third-year in animal science and the president of the team, said she has been described by others as the “poster child” for their association. This is because as a freshman at OSU she had never ridden a horse, but after contacting the Griffiths on a whim and having her first lesson that same week, she is now a national champion in her division.“I came to Ohio State and I didn’t even know people showed horses,” Pedrozo said. “It speaks volumes about our coaching staff, turning a kid who didn’t even know how to hold reins or get on a horse, and making her into a national champion less than 2 years later.”The Western team competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, which is comprised of more than 370 university teams across the nation, with only the nine best teams making it to nationals each year. With nine national titles as of 2011, the OSU team is the most successful team in the IHSA.Aaron Boone, a second-year in science and technology exploration, recently became involved with the team, and hopes to one day own and operate his own horse farm.“This is honestly the most affordable way you could ever want to do horse shows,” Boone said. “Compared to buying your own horse, buying your saddle, buying your tack, buying your trailer, going to the show, paying your entry fees — they already provide everything for you.”The OSU Western Equestrian team is not to be confused with the Ohio State Hunt Seat Equestrian team, which is based off an English style of riding and coached by Griffith’s brother. While the Hunt Seat team focuses on jumping, the Western team focuses on skills like stopping, starting, turning and spinning.Austin Griffith, a fourth-year in marketing and Ollie and Debbie Griffith’s son, is one of the most successful riders on the team and won the highly coveted High Point Rider award twice in his collegiate career, which is awarded to the nation’s best riders. He is training to win it in the spring for his third and final time.“It is (a lot of pressure), but I can’t worry about it too much and I just have to give it my best,” Austin Griffith said.The Griffiths own and operate Autumn Rose Farm in Plain City, which is about 20 minutes from campus. The OSU team uses a specific segment of the farm, but Austin Griffith said approximately 400 to 500 students are taught at the farm every week.Elissa Bening, a first-year in operations management, has been taking lessons at Autumn Rose Farm since she was four years old and is now in her first year on the OSU team.“Ollie and Debbie have been some of the most supportive people I’ve had in my life,” Bening said. “They’ve driven me to go as far as I can and to be as successful as I can be, so they are a huge part in all of my success.”Ollie Griffith said for him and his wife, the most important part of the OSU team is what the students get out of it. Not only is it one of the most inexpensive — costing students a total of $476 to participate— ways for college students to get involved with riding, but Ollie Griffith said the relationships built among the riders and coaches are what matters the most.“You come out and join the Ohio State team and you will make lifelong friends,” Ollie Griffith said. “It’s not just about winning — it is about liking what we do and enjoying horses.” read more


Robots bearing snacks are about to overrun college campuses

first_img Amazon’s drones and robots want to take over your deliveries Now playing: Watch this: Mobile 0 Post a comment 10 Photos 1:32center_img Tags Share your voice Starships bots are coming to University of Pittsburgh’s campus, home of the Panthers, on Tuesday. Starship Starship Technologies launched a new service earlier this year to deliver food and groceries at two US universities using self-driving robots. It’s now planning on doing a whole lot more.The San Francisco-based startup announced Tuesday it will expand this service to 100 universities over the next two years, thanks to an infusion of $40 million in new funding. The expansion, which will focus mostly on the US, starts with the University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Purdue University is coming in early September. George Mason University and Northern Arizona University came online in January and March, respectively.”There’s going to be a whole generation of students that grow up tapping on their phone when they’re hungry and a robot brings food to them,” Lex Bayer, Starship’s CEO, said in an interview.Starship is a part of the burgeoning delivery robots industry, which has already attracted corporate giants Amazon, Google and UPS, as well as a constellation of smaller players including Postmates and Workhorse. These companies see an opportunity to bring their customers things they need much faster, more cheaply or with far more convenience than current delivery options offer. And they could in some cases extend delivery times to nearly every hour of the day. These companies will, though, need to develop their services amid growing concerns about bots and automation stealing humans’ jobs.amazon-scout-robotAmazon’s similarly shaped Scout robots are getting a test run in Washington state. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon is busy working on flying drones to deliver consumer goods to customers in 15 minutes through its Prime Air program and has already started a pilot in Britain. It’s also developed the Scout autonomous sidewalk robots, which look like and work similarly to Starship’s bots. It’s testing these deliveries in Washington state. UPS, meanwhile, is focusing on helping business customers, including efforts to bring flying drones to hospital campuses to speed the completion of lab tests.Starship, too, has found a niche in this new market, saying it’s receiving heavy demand from college campuses for its squat, battery-powered, six-wheeled robots. Bayer explained that colleges aren’t so easily served by typical food delivery apps like Uber Eats or DoorDash, since there’s usually little available parking and campuses often feel like mazes to outsiders. While those features make it hard for human delivery workers, they’re no concern for Starship’s autonomous bots, which are preloaded with detailed 3D maps of campuses before they ever start roaming around and which don’t need to park anywhere.The Starship bots bring breakfast, late-night snacks and plenty else in between, letting students buy food from local restaurants through its app. The bots then bring orders to wherever customers are on campus for $1.99 per shipment. Starship also gets paid by the restaurant for making each delivery.Starship typically uses 25 to 50 robots per campus, and they roam around seven days a week, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.  Bayer said they don’t displace workers’ jobs, since deliveries often don’t exist on campuses. He said the company hires student workers to maintain, monitor and recharge the bots.mobile0c9a66-assets-img-media-upsdrone20Demonstrating UPS drone deliveries at a hospital campus. UPS Bayer added that the bots are safe on sidewalks, driving at 4 mph and bristling with 10 cameras, radar, ultrasound sensors and GPS, in addition to sophisticated computer vision and neural networks to process what they see. These bots have already completed 100,000 deliveries and driven 300,000 miles, Bayer said. Even though the Starship bots weigh just 50 pounds, he said thefts of the bots don’t happen since they include alarms and are monitored by humans. Also, a bot’s payload of food remains locked inside until a student opens it using the app.Like just about any tech CEO, Bayer isn’t content just making the Starship bot ubiquitous on college campuses from coast to coast, with a goal of eventually serving 1 million students. The company has already started package deliveries in neighborhoods and parts deliveries on business and industrial campuses.”Our model and vision is to move everything around in neighborhoods and cities,” Bayer said. Tertill is a robot weed trimmer that’s like a Roomba for your garden E-commerce Bots Robotslast_img read more


36 killed in China road crash

first_imgMap showing Shaanxi province in China where a bus crashed Thursday night leaving at least 36 people killed. AFP At least 36 people were killed and 13 injured when a packed bus slammed into a tunnel wall on an expressway in northern China, state media said Friday.The coach crashed in Qinling tunnel in Shaanxi province on Thursday night, according to Xinhua news agency, which cited local authorities.The bus had departed from Chengdu in southwest Sichuan province en route to the central city of Luoyang.The injured have been rushed to hospital, Xinhua said. According to Sina news website, the bus had a 51-passenger capacity and was carrying 49 people, including two children.Sichuan province is already reeling from another tragedy as 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured in an earthquake that struck the region on Tuesday night.Deadly road accidents are common in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted or go unenforced by police.The country’s frequently overcrowded long-distance buses are particularly prone to fatalities.There were more than 180,000 traffic accidents and 58,000 deaths in 2015, authorities said in December.Traffic law violations caused almost 90 percent of the road accidents where people died or were injured in 2015, with the total number of such infractions reaching an astonishing 442 million.Last month, 11 people died and nine were injured when a bus carrying 19 people collided with a lorry on a national highway in northern Hebei province.Ten people were killed and 38 injured in March when a bus collided with a cement truck in the southwestern province of Yunnan.At least 18 people were killed when a minibus plunged into a lake in the central city of Wuhan in December.Last November, a pile-up on an expressway in the northern province of Shanxi killed 17 people and damaged 56 vehicles.And in July last year, a coach crashed through a highway guard rail and plunged into a canal near the northern city of Tianjin, killing 26.last_img read more


For the Homeless Winter Can be Life or Death

first_imgAfter being let in to the shelter at 3 p.m., men chose to sit in the silent dayroom. (Photos by Maya Allen)Doors open at 3 p.m. daily for scores of men to secure a bed for the night at Central Union Mission, a homeless shelter in Northwest Washington D.C.One by one, the men, young and old from all different walks of life, slowly trickled in recently through the open doors of the brick building on Massachusetts Avenue.  There are 192 spots available for the homeless, and every day they fill quickly.A few of the men were coming from work with no place to sleep for the night, but most were coming from the streets, seeking temporary refuge from the cold weather.It is winter, and for hundreds of thousands of homeless men and women across the Washington region and the nation, finding shelter, particularly at night, can be the difference between life and death.  Spend the night on the street, and they may not wake up the next morning.Jennifer Paul is the development director of Thrive D.C., an organization that provides emergency services, meals and a place for the homeless to come out of the cold during the day. She knows the seriousness of this risk, which has proven to be deadly.“When the temperature drops, people who are in shelter are encouraged to stay there,” Paul said.According to media reports, at least seven homeless people froze to death last winter in Washington.  One, who was well known on Capitol Hill, died just a few blocks away from the White House.   Another was found frozen to death in January in Oxen Hill, Md.Every night in America, more than 600,000 people are homeless, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Nearly 7,000 of those people, the report said, live in Washington, which has the highest rate of homelessness among major cities.D.C. is one of three states that have a mandatory shelter law during hypothermia season, which opened Nov. 1.  When the temperature drops below 32 degrees, government officials are required to provide emergency shelter for the homeless including individuals and families.A staff counselor walks inside Central Union Mission’s building. The mission offers a residential program for men to help them successfully transition into society.The city has faced hurdles in recent years with the surge of the homeless requesting shelter. Advocates and government officials are actively working to keep even more individuals and families out of the cold and into the warmth of shelters and affordable housing this year.In the midst of these freezing temperatures, the city opens  what it calls low barrier emergency shelters to house more people. Normal hours are from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. On extremely cold weather days, the shelters are open 24 hours a day until the temperatures rise above freezing.The city also opens additional overflow shelters for persons in various recreation centers around the city. If homeless people do not have the means to make it to one of the regular shelters, they are welcome in the overflow shelters.At Central Union Mission, the men stood in line, patiently awaiting their turn. Each raised his hands while a staff member searched him with a metal detector for contraband or outside food.Some retreated to the quiet dayroom where no talking is permitted. A few of the men closed their eyes while others intently watched the muted television, scripted with subtitles. A silent sadness filled the room.Others preceded downstairs to the noisy dayroom where they talked and joked. Some watched the television, while others received haircuts from the shelter’s in-house barbers.“The mission has always been to help the homeless, and we’ve been doing that for 130 years now,” said Rev. James Lewis, senior director of the mission and graduate of Howard University School of Divinity. This is his 14th year serving with the mission.In 1884, Lewis said, the mission was a place of refuge for the homeless men roaming the streets of Pennsylvania Avenue.  Many were Civil War veterans with no place to call home.During the Great Depression of the 1920s and 30s, it was a children’s emergency home for families to leave their children when they didn’t have the means to take care of them anymore. It is the oldest social service agency in the D.C., he said.Since the District’s temperatures have begun to drop below freezing and the winter season is approaching, the mission’s beds have been full every night, Lewis said.“They don’t even have to leave when they wake up,” Lewis said.  “They are free to go in and out all day.  We don’t want to enable homelessness, but we treat every one that walks in here as our guest.”Erik Salmi, the director of communications for Catholic Charities D.C., an organization that provides housing and shelter programs, works closely with different sites across the District to provide the best options for them during the winter season.“Counting all of our shelters around the District, each night during the winter season, we provide more than 1800 beds for the homeless,” she said.George Jones, program manager for the Nativity Shelter for Women and for all hypothermia shelters across the District, said housing the homeless during the winter is a yearlong process.“As a matter of fact, all summer long they’re planning for the winter,” Jones said. “The first thing they estimate is how many individuals and families they are going to have to house, and then they determine what sites they are going to use along with the transportation.”last_img read more


Mamata warns BJP against spreading hate politics

first_imgKolkata: Coming down heavily on the BJP, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned the party against spreading hate politics and in the same breath, urged people to preserve the country’s unity and integrity. She was addressing a gathering at Mahamilan Math of Jay Guru cult at Baranagar on Monday evening.”From time immemorial, the rishis in India had talked about religious harmony and peace. It is our tradition to love and respect the people belonging to other religions, cults and faith. Our parents, teachers and elders have taught us to respect our neighbours irrespective of their faith and religion. But over the years, things have changed in India. In the name of religion, hatred is being propagated and attempts have been made to weaken the society by spreading divisive messages,” she said, adding: “At times I become scared and ask myself whether we can save the country’s unity and integrity.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataRecalling her experience in Puri, the Chief Minister said: “Some people belonging to a political party had raised slogans that I was not a Hindu and tried to prevent me from entering the temple. I was shocked. This is not Indian culture and tradition.” Without naming BJP, she warned the party and said in India the motive of dividing the country would not work. “Who are they to decide how I should dress, what I should eat or which religion I should follow? In the name of protecting cows, people were lynched. This is not Hinduism. This is the religion of some hooligans,” Banerjee added. Referring to ‘sanatan dharma’, Banerjee said: “Humanism and harmony are the basic tenets of Hinduism. Religion is intimately connected with service (seva) and when you offer service you do not see the person’s religion, caste or creed.” Contd on P7last_img read more


Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I think one of the biggest things is just the timing with the receivers, the timing with my pre-snap ritual with the play-clock and the protections and everything, just getting that down smooth — because we don’t practice with a play clock — so just making sure that, and that all should come naturally so just with a different system it just takes a little bit of time.”Though he has been with the team for nearly a year now, most of Barkley’s work last season was running the scout team offense, meaning he was asked to replicate the opponent’s scheme and not run Arizona’s. His first real chance to run his actual team’s offense came in OTAs, and he noted they’ve received “more and more looks in camp.”He felt prepared for Friday, however, and understands that while he and his offense showed flashes, they simply did not do as well as necessary.Barkley’s rough outing likely did him no favors in his effort to claim the team’s third quarterback spot. He’s currently locked in a battle with undrafted rookie Jake Coker, though it’s entirely possible neither will make the Week 1 53-man roster.Arians has discussed the possibility of the team keeping just two quarterbacks, though a third would still be with the organization as part of the practice squad, for which both Barkley and Coker are eligible. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The former USC Trojan understands the situation he finds himself in, knowing he will have precious few opportunities to prove he can effectively run the team’s offense this preseason.“When there’s nothing you can do about that, about how many reps you get or whatever, you kind of have no choice but to make the most of what you do get,” he said. “So just control what you can control, and that’s what I’m focused on from here on out.”Barkley’s desire to impress the coaches did not necessarily manifest itself in Sunday morning’s practice, as Arians said he was worse than he was Friday night.“He had a baby yesterday so I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt,” he said, with a smile.The coach once again compared Barkley to a yo-yo, an analogy meant to describe how his play is up and down depending on the outing. The key for any QB is consistency, of course, and Barkley says the way to stop fluctuating and start stacking good days is to take everything one play at a time.“Just making sure that I’m focused on my reads, my sights, protections on that play, and that play alone,” he said.Barkley has plenty to focus on now, with his career on the field and life off it right now competing for his attention. Not surprisingly, his newborn is definitely on his mind, and there has not been much time for sleep or relaxation. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling But before you think the 25-year-old bolted quickly in order to avoid answering for his performance, know that instead, he was rushing on out of there to be with his wife, who was in labor and about to give birth to their second child.Jackson Barkley was born Saturday, and as the QB said, both baby and mom are healthy and doing well.The same was not said of his performance Friday.“Good and bad and ugly,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said after the game. “He had some really nice throws; forgot to send a motion on three plays in the formations for his receivers, so we didn’t have a play. But other than that, he did make some nice — he can make every throw, it’s just some of those little things he’s got to clean up.”Arians seemed especially peeved over the formation troubles, which at this point should not be an issue for Barkley. Acquired in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick at the end of last preseason, he now has roughly a year with the organization and, in theory, should have a pretty good understanding of the team’s offense and situational football. His game stats did nothing to help his night look better, either.“I thought I had a lot of good moments and a few not good moments,” he said Sunday morning. “A lot to learn from. I think just being out here in this system for the first time in a game scenario, I came away with a lot.center_img “It was a late night — after the game we were up all night at the hospital and everything, and then a little sleep last night because of curfew, but not a whole lot,” the father of two young boys said. “Exciting weekend, though, nonetheless.” – / 15 Comments   Share   QB Matt Barkley throws a pass during training camp Aug. 10. (Photo by Adam Green) GLENDALE, Ariz. — No doubt Matt Barkley’s night Friday against the Oakland Raiders could have gone better.In his first game action of any kind in an Arizona Cardinals uniform, the former fourth-round pick completed just eight of 24 passes for 121 yards with one interception in Arizona’s 31-10 loss.Given that he’s battling for a roster spot as the team’s third quarterback, he was understandably a topic after the game, though he did not stick around the locker room long to talk to the media. Top Stories last_img read more


11 MustRead Newsletters for Entrepreneurs

first_img Axios FutureWhat it is: A daily newsletter from Axios on developments in today’s most buzzworthy topics, from automation to blockchain to the gig economyWhy we love it: “All of Axios’s newsletters are designed for on-the-go trendsetters with limited attention spans. Everything you need to know about the latest news is encapsulated within the email (although there are links to more info if you’ve got the time). Axios Future goes out in the evenings, so it’s a nice way to recap the day.” — Liz Webber, insights editorMorning BrewWhat it is: A roundup of the day’s business and finance news, told with a strong mix of humor and market savvy.Why we love it: “I’ll be honest — I’m a business writer and editor, but I’m often so busy that I miss some of the day’s major stories. Then this email rolls into my inbox sometime past 6 a.m. every morning, and I feel instantly caught up. I’m consistently impressed with how they crunch complex stories down into quick-hit takeaways, with a strong sense of how the information is most useful (along with some strong puns and gifs).” — Jason Feifer, editor in chiefCB InsightsWhat it is: A free newsletter that covers VC funding, M&A, new patents and other bellwethers of tech industry shifts — and makes them relatable through mentions of vampires, March Madness and other cultural touchstones (about four days/week).Why we love it: “You read a lot about AI, blockchain, VR and emerging tech from the perspective of an analyst spewing anecdotes. CB Insights, on the other hand, has the data to back up its claims, which it presents in an entertaining style. No seriously, you don’t glaze over: It’s anything but dry. The company’s newsletter offers a mix of report summaries, stats and infographics and curated articles, and it’s available for free to a consumer audience about four times per week (and more frequently to enterprise customers who subscribe to full access to CBI’s research). CB Insights co-founder and CEO Anand Sanwal signs all of his letters, ‘I love you,’ and he’s not afraid to share his sense of humor. Case in point: The Oct. 9 newsletter began, ‘Today in Weird Isht That Teens Do,’ then went on to describe a new Instagram phenomenon.” — Lydia Belanger, associate editorRelated: 10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must ReadCultureBanxWhat it is: Business, finance and tech news and its impact on people of color. Why we love it: “Offers great insights and a point of view you don’t always get from other news sources. For instance, in a story about the battle between Apple, Netflix and Amazon for streaming dominance, you’ll learn that African Americans are having an increasing influence on these platforms’ content because, as the writer explains, ‘Black people stream videos more frequently on all devices than the total U.S. population, according to Nielsen.'” — Dan Bova, digital editorial directorMy Sweet Dumb BrainWhat it is: Every week journalist Katie Hawkins-Gaar explores big topics around mental health, including grief, anxiety and depression, impostor syndrome and professional jealousy, and most of all, how to remember to be kind to yourself. Why we love it: “It’s like getting a letter from a friend that has been there and gets it. Hawkins-Gaar’s honest and deeply felt essays and useful tips and resources provide a framework to talk about things that are often so daunting to be open about, even with the people that you trust — especially if you feel like you have to have it all together, as so many entrepreneurs do.” — Nina Zipkin, staff writerRelated: 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates RecommendsAutoweek Daily DriveWhat it is: Autoweek’s daily newsletter breaks down the top auto-related stories of the day, from new vehicle launches and reviews to technology and industry news.Why we love it: “Who wouldn’t love pics of the coolest new cars on the planet delivered to their inbox every morning? But it’s more than just shiny Ferraris and Lamborghinis. As cars and tech continue to shape the future of travel and commerce, the auto-obsessed experts at Autoweek condense the day’s biggest news into quick, easy-to-read stories. What’s that wily Elon Musk up to now? Be the first to know.” — Patrick Carone, special projects directorWall Street Journal What’s NewsWhat it is: The Wall Street Journal’s daily newsletter brings together political, business and cultural news in a digestible format.Why we love it: “The Wall Street Journal is a journalistic institution for a reason: it breaks a lot of news. If you want to learn about the latest in tech, business and politics, you may as well go straight to the source. The newsletter also collects interesting stories from other publications as well, and also features a story that happened that day in years past. While the newsletter is free, the Wall Street Journal’s website has a paywall.” — Stephen Bronner, news directorScienceWhat it is: Science magazine’s daily newsletter highlighting the latest news and trends in tech, space exploration, medical advances, climate research and more.Why we love it: “Did you know that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a subterranean ocean that might have extraterrestrial life swimming around in it, but that landing a NASA explorer there is problematic because the surface is covered in giant blades of spaceship-destroying ice? I didn’t until I started reading this newsletter. While I have no plans of getting into the space exploration biz, this kind of stuff gets me so inspired. Whether I’m learning about stars being ripped in half by black holes or new lifeforms being discovered at the depths of our oceans, this newsletter’s bite-size news briefs and amazing photos make me want to think bigger. And also? I’m counting on the editors to give me a heads up if a planet-killing asteroid heading our way and with that, permission to order extra bacon on my breakfast sandwich.” — Dan Bova, digital editorial directorRelated: How Frequently Should You Be Sending Out Your Email Newsletter?Hot PodWhat it is: A deep dive into the business of podcasting, from news to reported stories about trends and major changes.Why we love it: “I’m obsessed with podcasts — as a listener, a creator of two of them, and as a guy making his living in media. Podcasting is still emerging in every way: economically, creatively, technologically. And Nick Quah’s Hot Pod newsletter is the most insightful and informative look into the industry I’ve seen. This past week, for example, he led off with a deep dive into the weird manipulations that seem to be taking place on the iTunes charts. He had news of Spotify opening up its platform to more podcast creators, which instantly sent me into strategizing mode (only one of my shows is currently on there). And lots more. For anyone curious about how this industry works, how to make money in it, and where it’s going next, Hot Pod is the must-read.” — Jason Feifer, editor in chiefMorning Media NewsfeedWhat it is: AdWeek’s daily newsletter highlighting the latest news in media (print, digital, broadcast, telecommunications and business). Why we love it: “As a journalist, it’s vital for me to stay up to date on key trends in my industry — who’s hiring, who’s firing and which headlines have generated unprecedented amounts of buzz. But it’s equally relevant for any well-versed entrepreneur or high-ranking businessperson. The newsletter rounds up coverage from a host of outlets, covering everything from Elon Musk’s likely replacement as Tesla’s chairman to Snap Inc.’s launch of 12 original shows. (And that infamous Trump Administration op-ed? A morning heads-up on that was included, too.) For me, this weekday email does what I believe any successful newsletter should: ensure you’re never caught off-guard at the water cooler — or, more accurately, the coffeemaker — when someone brings up a pivotal piece of news.” — Hayden Field, associate editorEntrepreneurWhat it is: A daily feed of the top content on Entrereneur.com, as well as special deals on events and exclusive programs.Why we love it: “OK, fine, maybe I’m biased here, but this newsletter does an amazing job of highlighting the many voices, opinions and philosophies of our network of hundreds of contributors and staffers. There is a lot happening in the entrepreneurial world, and whether you are just getting started or have been at it since the day you were old enough to have a newspaper route, this gives you a fantastic overview of what’s going on out there.” — Dan Bova, digital editorial director Newsletters Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article 11 Must-Read Newsletters for Entrepreneurs Image credit: BrAt_PiKaChU Entrepreneur Staff –shares October 12, 2018 Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staff Entrepreneur magazine and digital editors share their picks. 8 min read Register Now »last_img read more


Prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament study shows

first_img Source:https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/infant-mental-health-journal/maternal-depression-and-natural-disaster-related-stress-d Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 6 2019A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the negative impact of prenatal maternal depression appeared to be magnified when pregnant women lived through Superstorm Sandy.The study analyzed data on 310 mother-child dyads, with 64 percent of women being pregnant prior to Sandy and 36 percent being pregnant during Sandy. Compared with other infants, infants born to women with prenatal depression were more likely to experience greater distress, greater fear, lower smiling and laughter, lower high- and low-pleasure seeking, lower soothability, slower falling reactivity, lower cuddliness, and greater sadness at six months of age. These effects were amplified when women were pregnant during Superstorm Sandy.”The fetal period is one of the most critical periods for neurodevelopment. Prenatal stress, especially during this critical period of fetal development, may render the developing brain more vulnerable to additional stressors such as maternal depression,” said lead author Dr. Yoko Nomura, of Queens College, the Advanced Research Science Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Natural disasters may increase in frequency and magnitude, but we can attempt to alleviate the negative impacts on offspring if we identify high risk pregnant mothers with depression and offer them interventions to make them more resilient.”last_img read more


Couse of cannabis and tobacco associated with worse functioning problematic behaviors

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 29 2019More than a third of young adults report using both cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products, providing a unique challenge to public health officials as cannabis is legalized in more jurisdictions, according to a new RAND Corporation study.Studying a group of young adults from California, researchers examined the many different ways that cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products are used together — a byproduct of the introduction of new vaping devices and other delivery methods.Among those surveyed, young adults who used cannabis and tobacco or nicotine together in some way (either using one right after the other or by mixing the products together) tended to consume more marijuana and tobacco or nicotine products, and report poorer functioning and more problematic behaviors compared to those who used did not use both products together. The study is published online by the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.”There is growing concern that as more states legalize marijuana, there also will be an increase in tobacco use because the two substances may be used together,” said Joan Tucker, lead author of the study and a senior behavioral scientist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. “Co-use of cannabis and tobacco could reverse some of the progress made on reducing rates of tobacco use.”Mixing cannabis and tobacco is more common in some other countries compared to the U.S. But in recent years, cannabis and tobacco or nicotine co-use in the U.S. has risen among adults, coinciding with greater availability and diversity of cannabis, tobacco and vaping products. In the U.S., national data show that young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are more likely to use cannabis, tobacco or nicotine products than any other age group.Studies on the issue thus far have have been limited in scope. They typically have not accounted for the use of newer vaping products nor examined whether certain ways of co-using these substances is associated with greater problems.RAND researchers surveyed more than 2,400 young adults during 2017 and 2018. Participants have taken part in an ongoing study of substance use patterns from adolescence to young adulthood. While they originally were recruited in 2008 from 16 middle schools across Southern California, they now live in more than 400 neighborhoods throughout the state.Related StoriesResearchers study cannabis dosage to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsyCreating a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativaGene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuseAmong the young adults in the RAND survey, about half reported using cannabis during the past year, and 43% reported using some type of tobacco or nicotine product during the same period. About 37% reported co-use of the substances at some point during the past year. More than 80% of the young adults who reported past-year marijuana use also reported past-year tobacco use.Using both substances sequentially (one right after the other) on the same occasion was reported by 17% of the young adults, and 14% reported using the substances together by mixing them in the same device.The study found that co-use of cannabis and tobacco or nicotine is associated with worse functioning, including poorer mental and physical health, as well as greater problematic behaviors such as fighting, skipping school, being fired and getting in trouble with the police.Young adults who used both products in the past year, but did not use them on the same occasion, did not show greater risk compared to those who used only one of these products.”How these products are used together matters in terms of potential health consequences and functioning among people in their late teens and early 20s,” Tucker said. “Our findings suggest that we can no longer just think about the consequences of tobacco use or marijuana use alone — we have to think about them together.”For example, programs designed to educate people about the health risks of tobacco or cannabis probably need to address both substances at the same time, Tucker said.Support for the study was provided by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Grants Program Office of the University of California and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Other authors of the study are Eric Pedersen, Rachana Seelam, Michael Dunbar, Regina Shih and Elizabeth D’Amico.The RAND Social and Economic Well-Being division seeks to actively improve the health, social and economic well-being of populations and communities throughout the world. Source:https://www.rand.org/last_img read more


US states drones inspect bridges help predict avalanches

first_imgIn Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Citation: US states’ drones inspect bridges, help predict avalanches (2019, May 20) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-states-drones-range.html Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a survey obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release Monday. The report from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials shows a sharp increase in their use over the last few years, reflecting the rapid adoption of the technology by governments as well as hobbyists.In 2016, the nonprofit group found no state transportation agency was using drones on a daily basis. Now, 36 states have certified drone pilots on staff. When the survey was done this month, all but one state was using drones in some way. Since then, the lone holdout—Rhode Island—has bought a drone, said Tony Dorsey, a spokesman for the group.The small, unmanned aircraft are often used for mundane tasks, like inspecting bridges and roads. With sophisticated cameras and thermal technology, they can detect tiny cracks and identify potential potholes before they’re visible to the human eye.Drones have caused their share of headaches for officials over the years as personal devices forced the grounding of planes at airports or those fighting wildfires.But they also can be useful for work that’s dangerous for people. In Utah, drones record from the air as state workers set off planned avalanches, allowing them to watch the slides close up in real time, said Jared Esselman, director of aeronautics at the state Department of Transportation.Drones also can measure snow and other elements of the state’s rugged terrain to keep them from blocking roads or other infrastructure.”We can predict not only snow slides, but mudslides and water runoff as the snow melts,” Esselman said. “Drones are a perfect tool for any job that is dangerous or dirty.”Utah is getting 40 new drones to take photos at traffic wrecks for the investigation.In North Carolina, drones are finding the nests of endangered species like the red-cockaded woodpecker, said Basil Yap, unmanned aerial systems program manager at the state’s transportation department.People used to fan out in helicopters or all-terrain vehicles to check for evidence of the protected birds before building new projects, but the drones can do the job quicker with less disruption, Yap said.They’re also used to check for protected bats nesting under bridges and to spray herbicide on invasive plants near shorelines.North Carolina is one of three states working with the Federal Aviation Administration to test drones beyond the operator’s line of sight, at night and over people. The FAA does not usually allow those uses without a special waiver.Also part of the program is Kansas, where workers are using drones to create sophisticated farming programs and monitor cattle heat signatures to prevent any illnesses from spreading.A number of states are beginning to explore how to regulate a flood of private drone traffic expected in the future. In Ohio, the state is working on an air-traffic control system called SkyVision, which would allow drones to detect and avoid other aircraft in flight. Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic Explore further © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


Huawei staff pair up with Chinese military on research

first_img Founded by former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) engineer Ren Zhengfei, Washington suspects Huawei has deep ties to China’s military and thus poses a security threat.US President Donald Trump placed Huawei last month on a blacklist prohibiting US firms from selling components to the company, raising tensions in the US-China trade war. A 90-day reprieve was granted.Several research papers published since 2009 show Huawei employees have worked with researchers at different arms of the People’s Liberation Army, according to an AFP review of academic papers. Bloomberg News first reported on the collaborations.Military and private sector collaboration is common in many countries but Huawei has gone to great lengths to deny any close relationship with the Chinese government or military.Microsoft researchers in China for instance raised eyebrows earlier this year for their work with scholars affiliated with a Chinese military-backed university—researchers from the same university worked with a Huawei employee on at least one project.Huawei employees and PLA members have worked together on at least 10 research projects including artificial intelligence and radio communications, according to Bloomberg News.Ren has denied Huawei maintains military connections. “We don’t have any R&D collaboration or partnerships with the PLA-affiliated institutions,” Ren told journalists in January, according to a Huawei transcript.”We are probably selling a small amount of civilian products to the PLA, but I don’t know the exact number, because it is not our major customer,” he said at the time. But the academic papers list the names of the researchers and the Huawei units they work for. Huawei has gone to great lengths to deny any close relationship with the Chinese government or military Another paper was authored by an employee at Huawei’s Beijing office who teamed up with a computer scientist from the National University of Defense Technology, and other researchers, to look into methods of analysing software quality, security and reliability. Huawei is not aware of its employees publishing research papers in their individual capacity, a company spokeswoman said in a statement, adding that Huawei does not have any R&D collaboration with PLA-affiliated institutions.The defence ministry said it does not comment on academic research.”As everybody knows Huawei is a privately-owned company that has developed independently,” added ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang at a monthly briefing on Thursday.”There is no such thing as (Huawei) having a Chinese military background,” he said.Since coming under fire from Washington last year, Huawei has adopted an aggressive media push to deny the alleged close relations with Beijing and espionage accusations. But the denials, particularly from founder and CEO Ren, have occasionally led to messaging mishaps for the company.In an interview with the BBC in February, Ren denied that Huawei received government subsidies.But Huawei records show the company has taken in hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants from the Chinese government over the last decade—in addition to being awarded heavily subsidised land and massive credit lines from state policy banks to help sell its telecom gear abroad. A Huawei spokeswoman later told AFP that Ren meant Huawei did not receive any “special” subsidies from the government. The founder and CEO of Huawei Ren Zhengfei is a former People’s Liberation Army engineer Huawei employees have teamed up with Chinese military scientists to carry out research, a collaboration that challenges the telecom giant’s assertion that it has no ties to the country’s government or armed forces. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further © 2019 AFP Citation: Huawei staff pair up with Chinese military on research (2019, June 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-huawei-staff-pair-chinese-military.html ‘No military background’An employee at Huawei’s Shanghai office is listed as the lead author of one research project alongside a member of PLA unit 78156 and another researcher at an investigative centre under the Central Military Commission.The project focused on better understanding and classifying the emotions of comments on online videos and appeared to be funded by a Chinese government information security programme. China’s Huawei to sell stake in undersea-cable unitlast_img read more


Maharashtra govt offers women staff 180 days paid kids leave

first_imggovernment departments SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE Maharashtra The Maharashtra government has decided to provide a total of 180 days’ paid leave to women government employees to look after the children in the course of service. They will be able take this leave until their children turn 18.The same leave can be availed of by a male employee too if his wife is dead and if he has children who are under 18. The decision was taken in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, said Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.Among other things, women employees would find this facility helpful when their children are in class 10th or 12th, said an official.Women (or male, as the case may be) employees will be able to demand this leave thrice a year. COMMENT Published on July 04, 2018 COMMENTSlast_img read more


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