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first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Blackwater suits up new acquisition Allein Maliksi when it clashes with back-to-the-wall GlobalPort in the 4:30 p.m. game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “But that’s not our goal, it’s top four,” he said after getting 28 points and 10 rebounds from import Justin Brownlee at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Kings picked up win No. 8 in 10 games. “It was just really important for us to get that eighth win.”Ginebra will play TNT KaTropa to close out its elimination round schedule, and a win in that Sept. 23 game would most likely give the Kings top ranking and the lightest first-round assignment in the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCone said the team was still smarting from a loss to San Miguel Beer a few nights ago.“We need to get better to reach their level,” he said. “We’re just not there yet.” Mondilla gets his redemption LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters PBA IMAGESBouncing back from a rare loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra on Saturday night notched a win to reclaim top ranking—which Tim Cone won’t mind losing again.“I don’t care about being No. 1, 2, 3 or 4,” Cone said after an 89-82 victory over Rain or Shine that sewed up a twice-to-beat advantage for the Kings. “[Being No. 1] just adds extra pressure on you. We want to win as many games as we can and if we end up No. 1, that’s great.ADVERTISEMENT Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon PLAY LIST 00:52Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Grand Slam-seeking Beermen formalized entry into the playoffs earlier by squeaking past KIA Picanto, 118-112.June Mar Fajardo scored 41 points and had 17 rebounds, playing the entire second half and towing the Beermen to their sixth win in nine outings.Fajardo scored 20 of his total in the fourth period to send KIA to its 10th straight loss.Star and TNT KaTropa tangle in a crucial match Sunday at 6:45 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum where the Hotshots debut a third import in Iceland’s Kristofer Acox.The Texters will be gunning to improve a 6-3 card and stay well within top four contention, while the Hotshots, with a 5-3 record, will be shooting for a ticket to the next round.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgPaes also said that they train hard before the matches Paes also said that they train hard before the matches but at the same time training has never been a stress for them. “We actually have our best times when we are on the practice court. Like yesterday, we were there yesterday. We were on the practice court before the Australian Open. We were on for like two hours practising for a final. Just having fun. I learn a lot from her.” It was the third mixed doubles crown of the year for Paes and Hingis, who defeated Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic in the Australian Open final and beat Alexander Peya and Timea Babos in the Wimbledon title match. They are the first team since 1969 and second in the Open Era to capture three of the four majors in a calendar year. PTI AT PM PMlast_img read more

Journey of ‘The Special One’: Jose Mourinho’s Record At Previous Clubs Before Being Named Tottenham Hotspur Manager

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Jose Mourinho sealed a return to coaching after almost a year out when he was hired as Tottenham manager on Wednesday, a day after the Premier League club fired Mauricio Pochettino.”In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football,” Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said. “He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician.” Mourinho, who has won 25 major trophies as a manager, has been without a job since being fired by Manchester United in December. He also has experience of the Premier League through two spells with Chelsea, where he won the title three times.Mourinho signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.”I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters,” Mourinho said. “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”JOSE MOURINHO’S JOURNEY SO FAR:Sporting Lisbon 1992-961992 – After a modest playing career, accepts a job as an interpreter for former England manager Bobby Robson at Sporting Lisbon.1994-96 – Becomes Sporting assistant coach.Barcelona 19961996 – Moves with Robson to Barcelona in 1996 and helps them win the King’s Cup, Super Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup.Benfica 20002000 – Takes his first job as a fully-fledged coach at Benfica but falls out with the club’s president and quits.Porto 2003-2005Joins Porto in 2003 and wins the UEFA Cup and domestic cup double in his first full season in charge. In 2004 they win a second successive domestic league title and the Champions League with a 3-0 win over AS Monaco.After the match Mourinho says he will leave and is soon appointed coach of Chelsea on a three-year contract.Chelsea 2005-2007Leads Chelsea to their first top-flight title for 50 years and they retain the Premier League trophy a year later.Chelsea finish second in the league behind Manchester United in 2007 and lose to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals but win the League Cup and FA Cup.Club announce Mourinho’s departure in September 2007 after a falling out with Russian owner Roman Abramovich.Inter Milan 2008-2010Mourinho replaces Roberto Mancini as coach of Inter Milan in June 2008. Wins the Serie A title in his debut season.In 2010, he ends the club’s 45-year wait for a third European crown as they complete a Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup treble.Quits after a series of run-ins with the Italian football establishment.Real Madrid 2010-2013Becomes coach of Real Madrid in May 2010, signing a four-year contract.Wins King’s Cup in his first season.In 2012, Real win their first La Liga title for four years, smashing league records and ending Barcelona’s domestic dominance. Becomes the fourth coach, after Tomislav Ivic, Ernst Happel and Giovanni Trapattoni, to win league titles in at least four different countries — Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.Mourinho agrees a two-year contract extension in May 2012 that ties him to Real until 2016.Dressing-room divisions come to the fore in 2013 after defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals and Mourinho and Real end the season on a low after losing 2-1 to Atletico Madrid in the King’s Cup final on May 17.Days later it is announced he will leave Real.Chelsea 2013-2015Mourinho is named Chelsea manager for the second time on June 3, 2013, on a four-year contract.His first competitive game back in charge ends in a 2-0 home win over Hull City.The Portuguese suffers his first-ever home league defeat as Chelsea manager, a 2-1 reverse to Sunderland on April 19, 2014.Having consistently played down Chelsea’s title chances, Mourinho’s side finish third, four points behind champions Manchester City.After a strong start to the Premier League season, Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the 2015 League Cup final to claim their first trophy of the campaign, also handing Mourinho his first silverware since returning to Stamford Bridge.Chelsea are crowned league champions on May 3 after beating Crystal Palace with three games to spare.Mourinho is named Premier League manager of the season.On the eve of the 2015-16 campaign, Mourinho signs a new four-year deal.Holders Chelsea go out of League Cup in fourth round, losing on penalties at Stoke City.Team lose nine of their first 16 Premier League games, increasing speculation Abramovich will part company with Mourinho.After a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City, Mourinho accuses some players of “betraying his work” and says he feels “ashamed” as Chelsea hover one point above the relegation zone, 14 points outside the Champions League places.Chelsea announce on Dec. 17 that Mourinho is leaving the club.Manchester United 2016-2018Mourinho is named Manchester United manager on May 27, 2016, on a three-year contract.He claims his first silverware with United three months later after his team beat Leicester City in the Community Shield on Aug. 7.Wins his first Premier League game in charge — at Bournemouth — seven days later.United finish sixth in the league in Mourinho’s first season, one place worse off than they were the previous season, but beat Ajax Amsterdam to win the UEFA Europa League.Leads United to a second-placed finish in the Premier League in the 2017-18 season but the team end their campaign 19 points behind league winners Manchester City.Mourinho is criticised for United’s Champions League last-16 exit at the hands of Sevilla and the club also lost the 2018 FA Cup final to his former club Chelsea, ending the season without a trophy for first time in three years.United lose two of their opening three league games the following season, including a 3-0 defeat by Tottenham, which marks the biggest home defeat of his career. Mourinho complains about ‘respect’ to media after the game.United are dumped out of the League Cup by second-tier Derby County on Sept. 25, 2018 and a 3-1 league defeat by West Ham United four days later confirms their worst start to a new season in 29 years.The following month, Mourinho is investigated by the FA after allegedly swearing in Portuguese to camera after 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United.United are beaten 3-1 by Manchester City in November and lose to fierce rivals Liverpool by the same scoreline on Dec. 16, leaving them 19 points adrift of the Premier League summit.On Dec. 18, United announce that Mourinho has been sacked with the club sixth in the Premier League.(With inputs from Agencies) jose mourinhomanagermauricio pochettinoPremier League First Published: November 20, 2019, 1:58 PM ISTlast_img read more


first_img(REOPENS FGN 5) (REOPENS FGN 5) “I emphasised we needed to run hard, push the fielders and in a shorter format its always important to sneak in those quick runs,” Dhoni had said after yesterdays win. As far as Graeme Cremers Zimbabwe are concerned, they would hope to end, what was a forgettable series for them, on a positive note. Skipper Cremer spoke about the side losing wickets at regular intervals. “We started well but we lost wickets at regular intervals, just couldnt get going. It was disappointing, we thought the pitch misbehaved a bit but getting all out for 99 isnt good enough. We still have one more game to go,” Cremer said after his teams miserable outing with the bat. If Zimbabwe are to give India a tough fight, the likes of Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, E Chigumbura and Malcolm Waller will have to fire with the bat in unison, and then hope the bowlers put up a good show. Teams (from): India: MS Dhoni (Captain), KL Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Rishi Dhawan, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal. Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer (Captain), Vusimuzi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhaha, Donald Tiripano, Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor, Tapiwa Mufudza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Taurai Muzarabani, Brian Chari, Neville Madziva, Timycen Maruma. PTI AH PM PMlast_img read more

Toshiba: interface bridge devices for automotive infotainment

first_imgToshiba Electronics Europe announces a new range of video interface bridge devices intended for modern automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) applications. Increasingly, Systems-on-Chips from smartphones and tablets have been used in automotive applications as IVI systems became more sophisticated, requiring more functionality and greater performance. However, due to differing connectivity standards on devices such as displays, existing SoCs often lack of necessary interfaces required for automotive networks.Toshiba’s new range of video interface bridge devices provide HDMI to MIPI CSI-2 (TC9590), MIPI CSI-2 to/from parallel (TC9591) and MIPI DSI to LVDS (TC9592/3) connectivity. The devices are offered in 0.65mm pitch, VFBGA packages between 5 x 5 mm and 7 x 7mm, with the exception of the TC9590 which is housed in an LFBGA64, 0.8mm pitch 7 x 7mm package.The TC9592, with its single link, 5 pairs/link LVDS output is suitable for connecting SoCs to a UXGA 1600 x 1200 24-bit display. The TC9593 provides a dual link, 5 pairs/link LVDS output, making it ideal for displays up to WUXGA 1920 x 1200 in size. The TC9591 can be configured to convert 24-bit parallel data at 154 MHz to 4-lane MIPI CSI-2, or MIPI CSI-2 to 24-bit parallel data at 100 MHz. The TC9590 supports HDMI 1.4a at its input and 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 at its output. All of the devices operate from -40 to +85°C, although the TC9591XBG extends the upper limit to +105°C.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Sensirion: humidity sensor for battery-driven applicationsNext Kontron: EvoTRAC G102 provides control unit for Hyliion hybrid solution for trucks and trailerslast_img read more

Boxing Day Test: Virat Kohli shares dressing room photos after crushing Australia

first_imgCelebrations continued for Team India inside the dressing room after they hammered Australia by 137 runs in the third Test in Melbourne on Sunday.India, denied victory on day four by the tail-end resistance of Pat Cummins, were forced to wait nearly two-and-a-half hours for play to begin due to rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but when the weather cleared their bowlers wrapped up Australia’s innings for 261 in 22 minutes.In his second over, seamer Jasprit Bumrah had Cummins edge to Cheteshwar Pujara, who took a sharp, low catch in the slips to remove the bowler for a personal high score of 63.Paceman Ishant Sharma then sealed the result when he had Nathan Lyon edge behind to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant for seven when attempting to slog the ball.The wicket triggered bear hugs and backslaps among the Indian players as travelling fans in the sparse crowd roared with joy.After the game, India captain Kohli shared a series of pictures on his Instagram account in which the team could be seen celebrating the win.”What a win!! Proud to be part of this unit . Onto Sydney now. Jai hind,” Kohli wrote on the post.Head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun were seen enjoying the victory with beer bottles in hand.Having dominated with bat and ball throughout the one-sided Boxing Day clash, Kohli’s men will now head to the Sydney Cricket Ground with a genuine belief they can become the first Indian team to win a series Down Under.advertisementThe win also saw them retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy contested between the nations after claiming last year’s series 2-1 at home.”We’re not going to stop here, this has only given us more confidence to go out in Sydney and play even more positive cricket. The job is not done yet … We want to win the last Test as well.The Indian skipper is full of praise for star quick Jasprit Bumrah! #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 30, 2018″It’s all about taking pride in the roles we were given and executing them,” Kohli said at the trophy presentation.last_img read more

PSG wanted ‘movie star’ Neymar in 2011

first_imgPSG PSG wanted ‘movie star’ Neymar in 2011 and Modric over Verratti Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 19:19 10/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar Marco Verratti Paris Saint Germain Getty PSG Neymar Ligue 1 The club’s former sporting director Leonardo claims a player signed for €222 million over the summer had been a target for a number of years Paris Saint-Germain’s record-breaking €222 million deal for Neymar saw them bring a six-year chase to a close, Leonardo has revealed.The Brazilian forward left Barcelona for the French capital over the summer, but could have been at Parc des Princes several years earlier.PSG 17/4 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His fellow countryman Leonardo, who worked as PSG’s sporting director between 2011 and 2013, claims the Ligue 1 giants had expressed a strong interest in Neymar while he was still on the books at Santos.He told Canal Plus: “We spoke with Neymar in 2011.“He was already someone that we saw getting to the level that he is at today, but the plan was for him to stay in Brazil until 2014.”Neymar eventually left his homeland for Barca in 2013, forcing PSG to be patient in their pursuit of the Brazilian.Leonardo is delighted to now see him in France, but has also been quick to point out that no player can be allowed to grow bigger than the club.He added: “It’s great because we’re talking about a charismatic player, a very good player and one who is a bit of a movie star.“Managing all of that is very important. The club must remain the strongest regardless of whether you are dealing with Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo. The club must be respected as an institution and it is the club who will guide the project, not Neymar.”Leonardo Marco Verratti Luka Modric PSGLeonardo, who is now back in coaching at Turkish side Antalyaspor, has also revealed that another of PSG’s most successful transfer deals almost did not happen.He helped to lure Italy international Marco Verratti to France from Pescara in 2012, but not before the club was forced to shelve their interest in Luka Modric – who ultimately left Tottenham for Real Madrid.Leonardo added: “At that moment we were trying to get Modric signed.“It was not possible because we had signed Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Modric was a bit too much.“So we turned to something more feasible and we were all convinced about Verratti.”last_img read more

CSK vs KKR, IPL 2019 broadcast: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Streaming

first_imgCSK vs KKR, IPL 2019 broadcast: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live StreamingCSK vs KKR Match: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Match 23 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019).advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 9, 2019UPDATED: April 9, 2019 11:33 IST CSK vs KKR, IPL 2019 live stream: In-form CSK and KKR will loclk horns in Chennai on Tuesday ( Courtesy by BCCI)Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in a battle of in-form teams, in the Indian Premier League at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.While CSK have been at the top of their game at home, KKR are sitting at the top of the points table with four wins from five games. Although both the teams are equal on points — eight apiece — KKR have a better net run-rate of +1.058 over CSK’s +0.159CSK will go into the match with a lot of confidence as they defended a modest 160 in their last home fixture against Chennai Super Kings after the visitors looked like running away with the game at one point of time.KKR go into the match after another clinical finish, as they walloped Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in a one-sided contest. They first restricted Royals to 139/3 before chasing down the target in just 14 overs with Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine giving their team a flying start.The fact that KKR have the best spin line-up along with CSK will ensure that Dhoni & Co. would seek a track that is slightly more sporting.On their day, the likes of Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla can spin a web around the best of the batsmen and that will definitely be on the mind of the CSK think-tank.Where will the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KKR be played?The IPL 2019 match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from 8 PM IST.advertisementWhere can I watch the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KKR live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KKR?You can follow our coverage here – & are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KKR?Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N. Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, K.M. AsifKolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicketkeeper), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Yarra Prithviraj, K.C. Cariappa, Rinku Singh, Lockie FergusonAlso Read | CSK coach Fleming says too much focus on Andre Russell will come at ‘own peril’Also Watch | Dwayne Bravo gives Chennai Super Kings teammate a new hairstyleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow CSK VS KKRFollow IPL 2019Follow IPL 2019 live streamlast_img read more

South Shore Annapolis Valley Kings County Trail Associations Receive New Trail Funding

first_imgNova Scotians will soon enjoy new trails in Kings and Annapolis counties thanks to a provincial investment of $340,000. Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, made the announcement today, July 30, in Kingston, Kings Co. “This brings the completion of these trails one step closer to reality,” said Mr. Barnet. “It is through the tireless work of each trail association that these trails will soon be ready for use.” The funding, from the province’s B-FIT program, will help develop new trails along former rail lines. The South Shore Annapolis Valley Recreational Trail Association will receive $185,000 over three years for a multi-use trail on the former CNR rail line. The trail will cost $589,000. “The B-FIT program helps groups and organizations move forward with these projects,” said Corey Robar, president of the South Shore Annapolis Valley Recreational Trail Association. “This project will link the South Shore to the Valley, because the trail runs from New Germany to Middleton.” The Kings County Trails Society will receive $155,000 over three years to help develop a shared-use trail on an abandoned rail-bed corridor from Sharp Brook in Cambridge to the Kings-Annapolis County line. The trail will cost $480,000. “We’re very happy,” said Bob Wright, president of the Kings County Trails Society. “The government has given us a lot of advice and support over the years, and without the support of the B-FIT program, we wouldn’t be able to carry out the work. The B-FIT program was introduced in 2007 and will invest $50 million over 10 years to construct sport and recreation infrastructure. This is in addition to the $3 million invested annually in recreation facility grants. B-FIT helps not-for-profit community groups and municipalities develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.last_img read more

Artificial light linked to weight gain

first_imgSleeping with a television or light on in the room may lead to weight gain or obesity in women, a study has found. A recently published research is the first to find an association between any exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping and weight gain in women. The results suggest that cutting off lights at bedtime could reduce women’s chances of becoming obese. The researchers from the US National Institutes of Health used questionnaire data from 43,722 women in the Sister Study, which examines risk factors for breast cancer and other diseases. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe participants, aged 35-74 years, had no history of cancer or cardiovascular disease and were not shift workers, daytime sleepers, or pregnant when the study began. The study questionnaire asked whether the women slept with no light, a small nightlight, light outside of the room, or a light or television on in the room. The scientists used weight, height, waist and hip circumference, and body mass index measurements taken at baseline, as well as self-reported information on weight at baseline and follow-up five years later. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardUsing this information, the scientists were able to study obesity and weight gain in women exposed to artificial light at night with women who reported sleeping in dark rooms. The results varied with the level of artificial light at night exposure. For example, using a small nightlight was not associated with weight gain, whereas women who slept with a light or television on were 17 per cent more likely to have gained five kilogrammes, approximately 11 pounds, or more over the follow-up period. The association with having light coming from outside the room was more modest. Also, the scientists wondered if not getting enough rest factored into the findings. “Although poor sleep by itself was associated with obesity and weight gain, it did not explain the associations between exposure to artificial light while sleeping and weight,” said researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH. Researchers of NIEHS noted that for many who live in urban environments, light at night is more common and should be considered. Streetlights, store front neon signs, and other light sources can suppress the sleep hormone melatonin and the natural 24-hour light-dark cycle of circadian rhythms. “Humans are genetically adapted to a natural environment consisting of sunlight during the day and darkness at night,” they said. “Exposure to artificial light at night may alter hormones and other biological processes in ways that raise the risk of health conditions like obesity,” researchers said. The researchers acknowledge that other confounding factors could explain the associations between artificial light at night and weight gain. However, their findings did not change when analyses controlled for characteristics that may be associated with exposure to light at night. These factors included age, having an older spouse or children in the home, race, socioeconomic status, calories consumed, and physical activity.last_img read more

Canadian Food Inspection Agency expands yogurt recall to Yoplait and Liberte

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added the Yoplait Minigo and Liberte brands of yogurt to a recall over concerns that pieces of plastic may be in the product.The national recall of General Mills Canada Corp. products include some batches of Yoplait Minigo strawberry and raspberry yogurt in 90-gram containers, as well as Liberte Greek yogurt in raspberry and coconut flavours in the 120-gram size.The recall follows a similar one by Ultima Foods in June over concerns about the potential of plastic pieces in seven Iogo yogurt products.The Iogo recall included six 93-millilitre Iogo Nano packs of strawberry, raspberry, vanilla and banana drinkable yogurt and one-litre Iogo smoothie protein packs with mango, strawberry-raspberry and strawberry flavours.last_img read more

Kristin Bauers True Blood Sweatsuit Auctioned To Finance Documentary

first_imgThe Walmart sweatsuit worn by Kristin Bauer on the first episode of True Blood’s fifth season is going under the hammer to help finance the documentary Out for Africa that Kristin and her husband Abri van Straten will shoot in Kenya this summer.Kristin Bauer’s SweatsuitThe actress has been asking fans for donations to help fund a new documentary that looks into the poaching and slaughter of Africa’s majestic animals. She has already raised $64,000, and is hoping the sale of the piece of True Blood’s wardrobe will raise even more.“This year my husband Abri van Straten and I are going to Kenya with a camera crew to see majestic Elephant families and Rhino in their natural habitat and to meet with the real heroes who work tirelessly for the African wildlife to shine a light on the crisis facing Elephants and Rhino due to rampant poaching for the ivory and horn trades to supply the growing Asian market,” she said.Upcoming items for auction are a Sookie modesty patch and bra signed by Anna Paquin and a one of a kind, Authority necklace from the True Blood Costume Department.The sweatsuit is up for auction on eBay until August 30 – you can access the auction here.To find out more about Kristin’s documentary project, click here.last_img read more

Cambodia Laos agree to step up border demarcation effort

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The leaders of Cambodia and Laos have agreed to step up efforts to complete demarcation of their border, where disputes have led to armed confrontations in recent years.Prime Minister Hun Sen and his visiting Lao counterpart, Thongloun Sisoulith, agreed in a statement Thursday to complete the process now that 86% of the border has been marked. The two countries are to add border pillars and produce a map of the borderline as party.Cambodia and Laos reportedly dispatched troops to the border region last month in a standoff over the disputed boundary.There was a similar confrontation in August 2017 when Laos objected to Cambodia’s construction of a road in disputed territory.The Associated Press read more

UN refugee agency head on fivenation visit to West Africa

Beset with continuing instability and conflict, West Africa has been one of the major priorities for UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruud Lubbers, since his first mission to the region as Commissioner in early 2001. “There are enormous needs in the region, needs that we fear have been completely overshadowed by recent events in Iraq and elsewhere,” UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond said today in Geneva.Mr. Lubbers will visit Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where he will meet with senior government officials, UNHCR staff and field partners, Mr. Redmond said. He will also visit some refugee camps in these five countries, which account for about 400,000 of the more than 520,000 refugees in West Africa.While there have been marked improvements in some areas since the Commissioner’s last mission, UNHCR remains very concerned over continuing instability in Liberia and the fragile situation in Côte d’Ivoire, the spokesman stated. read more

Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9year high on stronger sales

U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will increase over the next six months. That could potentially spur growth in home construction, a key driver of the economy.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday rose this month to 59, up four points from August. The index has risen four months in a row.The latest reading is the highest since reaching 61 in November 2005, before the housing bubble burst.Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor.Builders’ view of current sales conditions for single-family homes, their outlook for sales over the next six months and traffic by prospective buyers each increased in the latest survey.The optimism comes despite a steady slowdown in U.S. sales of new homes this summer. Sales fell from a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000 in May to a rate of 412,000 in July.Still, sales of new homes are running ahead of last year’s pace.Economists project that sales accelerated in August to a rate of 429,000, according to FactSet. August sales figures are due out next week.The U.S. economy added jobs at a solid clip through much of this year, though the gains slowed in August. Last month, employers added just 142,000 jobs, well below the 212,000 average of the previous 12 months.The job gains this year and a pickup in home values have spurred homeowners to trade up to a nicer home. But fewer homes are being purchased by first-time homebuyers.A mix of rising home prices, higher mortgage rates and meagre wage growth has made it more difficult for would-be homebuyers to purchase a newly built home, particularly first-time buyers.Even so, many of the largest U.S. homebuilders have posted sales gains this year.On Wednesday, Miami-based Lennar Corp. reported that its completed home sales climbed 9 per cent in the three months ended Aug. 31, while new home orders vaulted 23 per cent. Its shares added $2.66, or 6.8 per cent, to $41.79 in morning trading. The stock has risen 19 per cent in the last 12 months.In the latest NAHB index, which was based on responses from 317 builders, builder confidence improved nationally and on a regional basis, with readings for the Midwest, West, Northeast and South all posting gains from last month.The index gauging current sales conditions for single-family homes climbed five points to 63, the highest level since December. The builders’ outlook for sales over the next six months rose two points to 67. The last time it was higher was a year ago.Meanwhile, a measure of traffic by prospective buyers increased five points to 47, the highest level since October 2005.Housing, while still a long way from the boom of several years ago, has been recovering over the past two years.Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to NAHB data. by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Sep 17, 2014 8:01 am MDT Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9-year high on stronger sales outlook AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Amazon Shuts Down eBook Lending Service Lendle

first_imgOne of the major arguments around buying paper books instead of electronic copies is that you can always lend or borrow a paper book to or from your friends when you want to. A few months ago, Amazon unveiled a similar feature for books purchased through the Kindle Store, which allowed Kindle book buyers to loan a title to a friend for 14 days. Barnes and Noble has a similar feature for books purchased for the Nook. From that feature, Lendle, a social network and lending service that connects Kindle book owners with people interested in borrowing a title from them, was born. Now, Amazon has revoked Lendle’s API access, effectively shutting the service down because – according to Lendle – they don’t “serve the principal purpose of driving sales of products and services on the Amazon site.” Lendle and its users are upset to say the least, but Amazon’s eBook policy makes it clear: when you buy a book from the Kindle store, you’re essentially “renting” the book from Amazon – you don’t entirely “own” the book, and Amazon reserves the right to change how you can use the book when they choose to. Still, its unlikely that Lendle, its users, or any other similar services will find much sympathy from Amazon on the matter. The eBook argument is analgous to digital music: as much as customers say that the ability to preview, demo, or try out content makes them more likely to buy it, companies that sell that content see those features as a gateway to lost sales instead. [via TechCrunch]last_img read more

Mercedes create near invisible car using LEDs

first_imgThe emission free car is still a vehicle of the future, as even with the introduction of electric cars there’s still emissions produced in manufacturing and ultimately recycling the batteries they contain. However, car manufacturers have to be forward-thinking and experimental, and Mercedes is one of the best at trying out future tech.Since 2002 the company has been manufacturing a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, called the F-Cell, in very limited quantities. The original was based on an A-Class and only had a range of 160km, but the second-generation F-Cell was based on a B-Class and can travel 402km. Impressive, but just as impressive is how Mercedes decided to advertise this zero-emission F-Cell vehicle.Mercedes decided that zero emission is zero impact on the environment, so it’s as if the car isn’t even there. With that in mind, they opted to make the F-Cell invisible as it traveled down the street making heads turn. How do you make a car invisible? With lots of LEDs and a camera.The video above shows how one side of the F-Cell was covered with LEDs to form a display. On the other side of the car a camera system was mounted which captured the required image to output to the screen. The end result is actually quite impressive.While the car isn’t completely invisible, you are just seeing a moving outline because the LED screen is projecting what’s behind it. The effect works best when the scenery behind is uniform, e.g. while crossing the bridge in the video, and at night when there’s more contrast between light and dark.Putting a reactive layer over an object seems to be the best way to hide it at the moment. BAE Systems demonstrated a similar technique with its thermal invisibility cloak. For those wanting something a little simpler you could actually do at home, then look no further than Ben Heck’s Portal shirt.Mercedes made the F-Cell invisible for marketing purposes, but why not coat the body of a car in LEDs? You certainly wouldn’t want to make it invisible for fear of accidents, but with a high enough resolution it could mean you car is a different color everyday or carries a distinctive design. via Mashablelast_img read more

Les français regardent des vidéos en ligne durant 3H16 par mois

first_imgLes français regardent des vidéos en ligne durant 3H16 par moisMédiamétrie révèle les tout premiers chiffres d’audience pour la consultation de vidéos en ligne. Et ces derniers sont éloquents : 1 français sur 2 a passé en moyenne 3H16 par mois sur des sites comme YouTube.La répartition des audiences a été totalement bouleversée depuis l’apparition d’Internet. La télévision triomphante a laissé place à un nouvel acteur, l’ordinateur. De plus en plus de gens se tournent vers le réseau pour obtenir du contenu, qu’il soit gratuit ou payant avec la V.O.D. et délaissent progressivement les chaînes historiques.À lire aussiLa Google TV débarque en EuropeAu vu de la situation, Médiamétrie a jugé bon d’inclure dans ces statistiques ces nouveaux médias et publie aujourd’hui le premier relevé d’audience sur la vidéo en ligne rapporte Clubic. Ces chiffres concernent la période de septembre 2011. L’analyste indique que pendant ce mois, ce ne sont pas moins de 28 millions de personnes qui ont regardé au moins une vidéo en ligne. Quasiment autant que le nombre total d’abonnés à Internet en France.Le nombre moyen de vidéos vues par utilisateur est de 64, plus de deux par jour, pour une durée mensuelle de 3H16. Tout cela est à relativiser avec la durée quotidienne devant la télévision, qui est d’environ 3H30 par jour, mais ces chiffres montrent désormais l’importance des contenus en ligne, comme les emissions web ou les podcasts, qui remplacent régulièrement les programmes de flux proposés par les chaînes de télévision.Dans le palmares des services de streaming les plus utilisés, on retrouve sans surprise YouTube, qui cumule plus d’un milliard de vidéos vues par mois, rien qu’en France ! On trouve loin derrière Dailymotion, TF1 et son service Wat et Facebook. A noter la percée de Megavideo, 10e du classement des vidéos visionnées mais troisième en terme de temps d’utilisation. Les vidéos illégales qui y sont publiées ne sont pas étrangères à ce résultat.Le 17 décembre 2011 à 11:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Fishing report 612

first_imgThere’s a rare opportunity coming Friday and Saturday — a realistic chance to retain a sturgeon from the Columbia River.Bonneville pool is open Friday and Saturday and again June 20 and 21 from Bonneville Dam upstream to the spawning sanctuary boundary. That boundary stretches from the east dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a marker on the Washington shore.About 850 sturgeon remain on the 1,100 annual guideline.However, boaters should expect windy conditions. The Columbia Gorge windsurfer websites are predicting west winds from 26 to 30 miles per hour both days.Saturday marks the start of the main ocean salmon season off Washington and northern Oregon. Fishing will be open daily from the Columbia River ports with a limit of two hatchery coho or one hatchery coho and one chinook.Monday is the beginning of the summer salmon management period in the Columbia River. The daily bag limit shifts to six fish, of which no more than two may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead.Downstream of Bonneville Dam, adult hatchery summer chinook or any sockeye may be retained only through June 30.State, federal and tribal biologists are forecasting a run of 67,500 summer chinook will enter the Columbia River. Under the plethora of management agreements and allocation plans, sportsmen in the lower Columbia are due 2,414 summer chinook, while the commercials get 1,893.Washington and Oregon on Wednesday approved eight hours of gillnetting from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday from Beacon Rock to the ocean.last_img read more

LaMetrics flashy LED light panels are now available for preorder

first_img Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Enlarge ImageLametric’s new color-changing LED wall panels are now available for preorder, and expected to ship by the end of this year. LaMetric Nanoleaf proved that there’s room for cloud-connected, color-changing LED lights on the walls of today’s smart homes, and it wasn’t long before Lifx followed suit with color-changing Lifx tiles of its own. Today, player three enters the game, with the mosaic-like LaMetric Sky now available for preorder.16-like-counter-lametric-skyEnlarge ImageArrange the LaMetric Sky panels into a rectangle, and you’ll be able to use them to display notifications and social media counts. LaMetric Early-bird pricing ranges from $172 for a four-panel starter kit (25% off of the expected retail price of $229) to $576 for a starter kit with the maximum allowable 16 panels (that’s 30% off of the expected retail price of $823).First spotted this past January at CES, the triangular Sky light panels are the second smart home offering from LaMetric, a 6-year-old startup based out of Ukraine. With 32 triangular zones of light on each panel, the things are capable of displaying intricate designs and animations. Arrange your panels into a rectangular shape, and you’ll also be able to automate them to display pixel-based icons and text notifications from social media or other third-party services — the same approach taken by the company’s first gadget, the LaMetric Time.  7 Photos LaMetric’s pixelated LED wall panels shine at CES 2019 The pixel aesthetic lets the panels display a custom code during setup, too. You’ll scan that visual code with your phone’s camera to pair them with the LaMetric app. From there, you can sync them up with Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant to turn them on and off, adjust the brightness or trigger your favorite scenes using voice commands. 14-sunset-integration-with-time-lametric-skyLaMetric’s panels are a follow-up to the LaMetric Time (the desktop doodad beneath the computer monitor there). Arrange your panels into a rectangle, and you’ll be able to display the same custom text and icons as that device. LaMetric LaMetric’s panels are touch-sensitive, too — tap one once to change to the next effect, or tap it twice to turn the panel off.The segmented design also helps set LaMetric’s panels apart from Nanoleaf’s and Lifx’s. Nanoleaf’s panels, including a hexagon-shaped version due out later this year, can each only put out one color at a time — a sharp contrast with the 32 individual zones of light that you get with LaMetric.Meanwhile, you can use the Lifx app to fingerpaint on the 64 zones of light on each Lifx Tile, but the zones aren’t sectioned off from each other like LaMetric’s. As a result, the colors bleed together like tie-dye, which is less than ideal for displaying icons and formatted text. CNET Smart Home See All Post a comment Tags LaMetric also tells us that it’s updated the design since CES to allow users to connect panels side to side, corner to corner or corner to side via the cables hidden in the back. Lifx offers similar versatility, but the execution was a bit clumsy when we tested Lifx’s Tiles out.We’ll see if LaMetric manages a little better when the Sky panels arrive at the end of this year. Expect a full review from the walls of the CNET Smart Home when that time comes. Google Assistant Alexa Siri Apple HomeKit IFTTT Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected 0 Smart Home Share your voice 1:38 reading • LaMetric’s flashy LED light panels are now available for preorder • Get a look at LaMetric’s gorgeous, color-changing wall lights Now playing: Watch this: CNET Smart Homelast_img read more