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Salah sets target of League and European Cup double

first_imgLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah believes they have the quality to win both the Premier League and Champions League this season.Klopp’s men stuttered last season on the League front in their run to the final of the competition in the previous campaign, thereby settling for a fourth spot in the English top flight.However, Salah is confident about Liverpool’s ability to handle both European and domestic commitments over the next few months.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Last season we knocked out Manchester City, then Roma, who had just beaten Barca in the quarter-finals. Each time, they were incredible games,” he told France Football ahead of his side’s Group C opener against Paris Saint-Germain.“We played against teams challenging for the title, and we still managed to reach the final, so of course we can do it again. I’m sure of it. We can even win both, the Champions League and the Premier League. I don’t want us to put pressure on ourselves, but yes, everything is possible.“It’s a good draw with some good teams. PSG have some very good individuals and a great team. I’m looking forward to playing them. I’m looking forward to a very enjoyable and intense encounter.”last_img read more

Smaller boaters impacted by rough seas gusty winds sea swells

first_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, roughseasforTCI #MagneticNewsMedia#roughseasforTCI Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOAcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 9, 2017 –  The water sports and fishing industries are taking a hit in this winter storm moved south into the Caribbean region; guests do not like it and nor do other small craft operators who are being told by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology to stay in port.Gusting to Gale force winds, 25 to 30 knots and large to north to northeasterly swells are in the forecast along with cool temperatures and passing showers.   Swells for the next two days will be 12 to 16 feet for the Central, Southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.   YahooWeather reports that it will continue to be windy, though the forecast is calling for less rain.Temperatures will remain in the low 70s for the Turks and Caicos Islands with no significant warm up in sight until next week.  Provo, is looking at 72 degrees tonight and that is not including the wind chill factor, which will be impacted by winds of up to 31 mph.  Grand Turk was with a 55% chance of rain today and its temperatures will be slightly higher but getting to 73 degrees tonight. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Prime Minister Minnis Awarded JCNs 2017 Person of the Year

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – Jones Communications Network (JCN) honoured Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis as the 2017 ‘Person of The Year’ on Friday evening, January 19, 2018 at JCN.Pictured is the Prime Minister, right, accepting the award from CEO of JCN, Wendall Jones.  In the audience are Cabinet Ministers, family, and friends who attended to share in the special evening.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Everton apologize for breaching PL rules

first_imgEverton Football Club have apologized for breaking Premier League rules regarding the signing of young players to club academies.The Toffees were fined £500,000 and banned from signing young registered academy players in England for the next two years after they were found guilty of inducements to players and their families.A club statement said, according to talkSPORT:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Everton has worked alongside the Premier League over recent weeks to conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations relating to our Academy’s operational methods in some areas of player recruitment.”“In short, we are extremely disappointed with some of the practices we have found which are not in line with our values and not acceptable to Everton Football Club. Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies.”“We have already commenced a full review of our Academy operations and are committed to ensuring that issues like this do not happen again at Everton.”last_img read more

HuffPost Live An Insiders Perspective Video

first_imgJust over a year ago The Huffington Post launched its video arm, HuffPost Live. Since its launch it has filmed 12 hours of video each day and welcomed over 10,000 guests onto its platform from 90 countries around the world.In Part I, Roy Sekoff, president at HuffPost Live, and keynote speaker at Folio:’s MediaNext Conference (Oct. 28-30) in New York, discusses Year-One, the business model and how The Huffington Post unexpectedly tapped into something more with “social video.”Check out Part II on October 8, where Sekoff will advise smaller-scale publishers how to effectively roll out a video strategy of their own and discusses the future of media and online video.last_img read more

Melanie Hansche Takes Over Organic Life as EditorinChief

first_imgThe short search for Rodale’s Organic Life’s new editor-in-chief is over. Melanie Hansche has been promoted to the role, effective immediately. Hansche joined Rodale in 2014 as its executive director of food content and strategy. Under her guidance the company reimagined several of its food products, including the Rodale Recipe Finder and the Rodale Test Kitchen. Before Rodale, Hanche’s career highlights include: serving as editor at donna hay magazine in Australia; editing several bestselling cookbooks for Donna Hay; and serving as a food critic and writer for several publications. “Melanie is a strong leader with a keen eye for vibrant design and compelling content,” says Chairman and CEO Maria Rodale in a statement shared with min. “Having worked very closely with her on my upcoming cookbook, Scratch, I am confident her inspiring vision and understanding of theRodale’s Organic Life audience will enable her to take this brand to new heights.”  The promotion doesn’t come as a surprise since Hanche was serving as interim editor-in-chief after James Oseland left the company back in March to pursue a book and other endeavors. Oseland led the relaunch of ROL last year, after it rebranded from the original company flagship, Organic Gardening. Hansche indicates in a statement that, for now, her objective is to focus on the brand’s existing strengths. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to bring our audience compelling, clever and sassy content in the organic space that’s practical, fun and a little forgiving—meeting them at whatever stage of their organic journey they might be on—fat, sugar and bacon included!”last_img read more

OEA Report Shows What States Counties Are Attracting Defense Dollars

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Defense spending on contracts and payroll accounted for 8.5 percent of Virginia’s gross domestic product, making it the top ranked state by that metric in fiscal 2016. Virginia was followed by Hawaii (7.6 percent), Alaska (5.5 percent), Maryland (5.2 percent) and Alabama (5.2 percent) in the ranking of states by defense spending as a portion of their economies. On average, defense spending accounted for 2.2 percent of all states’ GDP in FY 2016. Virginia also ranked highly in absolute terms for attracting defense dollars, coming in second, with $42.7 billion, behind California, at $48.8 billion; Texas came in third for total defense spending with $33.3 billion.Almost 60 percent of total defense spending, $378.5 billion, went to 10 states.Those rankings are included in the latest analysis of defense spending by state prepared by the Office of Economic Adjustment. By highlighting states’ reliance on military installations and contractors, the report can be used “to assess potential exposure to fluctuations in defense spending and to target assistance to create more resilient communities and companies,” according to its executive summary. The listing for each state shows the top defense contractors and ranks the top 10 counties by contract spending, personnel spending, and number of active-duty and civilian personnel.Two states, California and Connecticut, account for half of the top 10 counties for attracting defense contract spending:Fairfax County, Va. — $9.9 billionSan Diego County, Calif. — $8.4 billionLos Angeles County, Calif. — $6.2 billionMadison County, Ala. — $5.4 billionSanta Clara County, Calif. — $5.3 billionLouis County, Mo. — $5.2 billionKing County, Wash. — $5.1 billionNew London County, Conn. — $4.8 billionFairfield County, Conn. — $4.4 billionOrange County, Fla. — $4.0 billion Photo by Steve Earleylast_img read more

NOW HIRING 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of April 14 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of April 14, 2019:Full-Time Physical Therapist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Customer Service Representative at D.B. RobertsFull-Time Commissioning Manager at Limbach Facility ServicesFull-Time/Part-Tiem Member Services Representative at Planet FitnessFull-Time Warehouse Associate at West Springfield Auto Parts Inc.Full-Time Warehouse Stockroom Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Delivery Driver at AFR Furniture RentalFull-Time Crew Chief Technician at SERVPROFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Senior Mechanical Engineer at AmetekFull-Time Senior Research Scientist at EnergetiqFull-Time Sr. Quality Regulatory Compliance Engineer at EnergetiqFull-Time Office Administrator at EnergetiqFull-Time Director of Engineering at EnergetiqFull-Time Product Support Engineer at EnergetiqPart-Time Temporary Driver at FedExPart-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time CDL Relief Driver at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Landscape Maintenance Crew Leader at Garrick-SantoFull-Time/Part-Time Pizza Counter/Register Help at Wilmington House of PizzaFull-Time Marketing Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Associate Director Marketing at Charles River LabsFull-Time Product Manager (Discovery Oncology) at Charles River LabsFull-Time AV Rack Builder at Red ThreadFull-Time National Accounts Project Coordinator at Standard ElectricPart-Time Inside Sales Associate at Superior SealcoatPart-Time Cashier at K1 SpeedFull-Time Cargo Van Driver at OptimaPart-Time Babysitter For Wilmington TwinsFull-Time Entry Level Sales at Capital Carpet & Flooring SpecialistsFull-Time Driver at West Springfield Auto PartsFull-Time Counter Sales at West Springfield Auto PartsPart-Time Apparel & Accessories Team Member at TargetPart-Time Electronics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Overnight Custodian at Planet FitnessFull-Time Overnight Closer at Planet FitnessFull-Time HVAC Service Technician at InLine Mechanical LLCFull-Time Member Service Representative at Align Credit UnionPart-Time Certified Personal Trainer at NA FitnessPart-Time Sandwich Artist at SubwayFull-Time Class D Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Administrative Assistant/Receptionist at O’Brien ConstructionFull-Time 1st Shift Production Technician at CutisPharmaFull-Time HR Business Partner at Charles River LabsFull-Time Service Manager/Technician at Ritchie & SonsFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Deployment Project Manager at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Sales Executive at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Inbound Sales Specialist at Parterre Flooring SystemsFull-Time Customer Service/Technician at PALMS Environmental: PALMS Environmental, located in Wilmington, is a rental company serving the Environmental Consultant and Engineering community.  We offer a full line of monitoring and sampling equipment for water, soil and air since 1999.  We are looking for an individual who can maintain our equipment, interact with customers, perform deliveries and wear many hats as required in a small business. No experience is required, we will train you.  This is a full time position and mother’s hours are acceptable. PALMS Environmental offers an excellent working environment, and competitive salary with benefits. Interested candidates should contact: Dennis Hart, palmsenv@yahoo.com(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Cricket Wireless customers can earn bill credits by viewing ads

first_img Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Amazon Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read the Rylo camera preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Rylo Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It $60 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See it Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See at Turo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read Google Home Hub review Tags $299 at Amazon Comments $210 at Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 7 Best Buy Phonescenter_img 0 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon $520 at HP See It Cricket is launching a new ad-based rewards program. Cricket Wireless Cricket Wireless and mobile rewards developer Adfone are rolling out a rewards app and program called Ad It Up, the companies said Tuesday. Using the app, Cricket Wireless customers across the US can choose to view ads on their phone and, in return, earn points that can be redeemed for bill credits. The Ad It Up app will come “preloaded on millions of select Cricket Android phones,” the companies said, but customers can choose to opt in or out from their devices. When customers register for the program, they’ll be asked to choose their interests so the program can show them targeted ads. “This deployment represents a sizable opportunity for both advertisers reaching Cricket customers as well as telecom companies looking to build and generate revenue in revolutionary ways,” Adfone CEO Brian Boroff said in a release. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. The Cheapskate $6 at Tidal $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Apple iPhone XS Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Cricket,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Boost Mobile Angela Lang/CNET $999 Turolast_img read more

Rangetopping Porsche Taycans overboost function will push power past 700 hp

first_img Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshow 42 Photos Porsche 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss 19 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 0 Enlarge ImageFor a few moments, the Taycan will put down over 700 horsepower. Yowza.By this time next week, we’ll finally have seen Porsche’s long-awaited Taycan electric sedan. Ahead of time, there are new details still spilling out about the electric car, and this tidbit is one for the power-hungry driver.Per a drive preview from Autocar, the range-topping Porsche Taycan supposedly sports an overboost function that will help the car produce over 700 horsepower for a period of time. That’s Dodge Challenger Hellcat territory, minus any engine emissions. Reportedly, this range-topping car will be split into Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S designations — a goofy nomenclature considering there are no turbos onboard, but I digress.The overboost function activates for 2.5 seconds to unlock 700-plus horsepower and supposedly helps send the electric car from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. Porsche has long been keen to point out the Taycan will absolutely house the company’s spirit and performance, and so far, the German marque appears to be delivering.It’s likely the overboost function played a key part in the car’s 7:42 Nurburgring Nordschleife run. While the lap time didn’t set any overall lap records, it is the fastest four-door electric car around the 12.8-mile circuit. Porsche also showcased the fact its upcoming electric sedan can go from 0 to 124 mph and back in just 10 seconds — multiple times in a testament to the battery-electric powertrain’s grunt.Without the overboost, we’re likely looking at around 600 hp for the range-topping Taycan along with a 300-mile range. Expect other models to fill the lineup with less performance and shorter ranges. We’ll have the full details when Porsche is ready to show the car off in September. Tags Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Electric Cars Performance Cars 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss Share your voice 1:29 Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan More From Roadshow Share your voice Goodyear Oxygene is a living, connected tire 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Auto Tech 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Porsche,Sono calls the moss-filled dash BreSono and uses it to filter incoming air. Sono Typically, if you had moss in the interior of your car, that would be considered a bad thing. That’s not necessarily the case for this small, solar-powered electric vehicle from German startup Sono.The Sono Sion uses the moss, which is covered with a transparent panel, thankfully, and according to a report Thursday by Electrek, it’s part of the Sion’s cabin air filtering system. Unlike the moss inside Goodyear’s Oxygene tire concept, this moss has kicked the proverbial bucket, but because of its structure, it’s still a good filter.The Sion was conceived as a low-cost EV and debuted back in March with a 35 kilowatt-hour battery and a body covered in solar panels, but this is the first we’re seeing of its interior. The rest of the passenger cabin is pretty sparse, with a small digital instrument binnacle in front of the driver and a Tesla Model 3-like central screen sprouting from the dash.sono-motors-sion-side-profile-frontEnlarge ImageIn addition to the mossy dash, the Sono Sion is slathered in solar panels to help keep its 35 kWh battery topped up. Sono The Sion was initially marketed for the low, low price of $18,000 but — and this might be a little shocking (pun intended) — the battery pack costs extra. That is estimated to cost an additional $10,500 if bought outright, or there would be a monthly fee. I know that sounds weird, but it’s not unheard of in Europe — the Renault Zoe is sold this way.It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see the Sono Sion on our roads here in the US, but the company says it should enter production for Europe sometime in the latter half of 2020. Goodyear’s Oxygene tire is actually alive 0 Tags 5:27 Post a commentlast_img read more

Muhurat trading Samvat 2072 begins on a positive note Axis Bank biggest

first_imgSamvat 20704 Nov, 2013Sensex gains 43 points, closes at 21,239 points; Nifty gains 10 points, closes at 6317Gainers – Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Maruti Suzuki Samvat 2072 began on a positive note on the stock exchanges on Wednesday, with the S&P Sensex opening 191 points higher from its previous close of Tuesday, belying concerns that the Bihar Assembly poll results will subdue investor sentiments.The S&P BSE Sensex later trimmed gains to close at 25,866.95, up 123.69 points, or 0.48%. Some of the Sensex gainers included Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, Bhel and L&T, while the scrips that closed lower included Hero Motocorp, Bharti Airtel and ITC.Axis Bank was the biggest gainer, closing 2.50% higher at Rs 480.20, followed by Sun Pharma that closed 1.93% higher at Rs 746.55.Infosys, recommended by many brokerages, saw a modest gain of 0.25% to close at Rs 1,109.15 on the BSE. The 50-scrip NSE Nifty also opened high at 7,838.80, but after paring the initial gains, closed at 7,825,  a gain of 41.65 points, or 0.54%. The Nifty saw 43 advances and 7 declines, with Axis Bank, Yes Bank, BPCL and Sun Pharma posting decent gains, while Grasim, ITC and Bharti Airtel declined.Among the BSE sectoral indices, almost all of them ended in the green, the maximum gain being registered by BSE Realty Index, at 2.16%. The special trading session was held between 5.45 pm and 6.45 pm, heralding Samvat 2072.In Samvat 2071, during the special trading session on 23 October 2014, the S&P BSE Sensex gained 63 points to close at 26,851; the rally was led by ONGC, Reliance Industries and L&T.The Nifty had gained 18.65 points to close at 8014.55.Muhurat trading over the last five years:YearYearDateDateTrend/ResultTrend/ResultGainers/LosersGainers/LosersYearSamvat 2072Date11 Nov, 2015Trend/ResultSensex gains 123.69 points, closes at 25,866; Nifty up 41 points, closes at 7,825Gainers/LosersGainers – Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, Tata STeelYearSamvat 2071Date23 Oct, 2014Trend/ResultSensex gains 63 points, closes at 26,851; Nifty gains 18 points, closes at 8014Gainers/LosersGainers – ONGC, RIL, :&TYearSamvat 2070Date4 Nov, 2013Trend/ResultSensex gains 43 points, closes at 21,239 points; Nifty gains 10 points, closes at 6317Gainers/LosersGainers – Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Maruti SuzukiYearSamvat 2069Date13 Nov, 2012Trend/ResultSensex loses 51 points, closes at 18,618.87; Nifty sheds 16 points, closes at 5,666Gainers/LosersLosers – Tata Motors, HDFC, Infosys, SBIYearSamvat 2068Date26 Oct, 2011Trend/ResultSensex gains 34 points, closes at 17,288; Nifty up, closes at 5201Gainers/LosersGainers – L&T, SBI, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Auto YearDateTrend/ResultGainers/Losers Samvat 207123 Oct, 2014Sensex gains 63 points, closes at 26,851; Nifty gains 18 points, closes at 8014Gainers – ONGC, RIL, :&T Samvat 206826 Oct, 2011Sensex gains 34 points, closes at 17,288; Nifty up, closes at 5201Gainers – L&T, SBI, HDFC Bank, Bajaj Auto Samvat 206913 Nov, 2012Sensex loses 51 points, closes at 18,618.87; Nifty sheds 16 points, closes at 5,666Losers – Tata Motors, HDFC, Infosys, SBI Samvat 207211 Nov, 2015Sensex gains 123.69 points, closes at 25,866; Nifty up 41 points, closes at 7,825Gainers – Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, Tata STeellast_img read more

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan gives away fears of BJP winning seats in

first_img Close That would have been a happy outcome for the party. It ‘s always nice to see your cattle fatten themselves on the neighbour’s field while your own sickle (and hammer) hangs lazily from the eave.All eyes will be on Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta on May 23. Will BJP win these two seats and manage to push the CPM or the Congress to the third position in a couple of other seats?If that happens, the backlash would be complete for the Left. The flicker of anger in Pinarayi’s eyes is portentous!(The author is Managing Editor, International Business Times, India. Views are personal) BJP national president Amit Shah joins Jana Raksha Yatra in TrivandrumTwitter@BJP4IndiaKerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan once again treated media persons like dregs. When a journalist asked him about the voter turnout in Wednesday’s polling, the CM shouted him down saying ‘keep away from here’. Why the CM was upset with a question on high voter turnout in Kerala is a no-brainer though.For, the increased polling percentage is the crux of the post-poll analysis in Kerala now.Kerala saw 77.68 percent voting, the highest in 30 years in the Lok Sabha elections. It was nearly 4 percentage points higher than the 2014 turnout of 74 percent. Historically, the Left Front Vijayan leads has suffered badly each time the voter turnout was higher than 75 percent.A UDF upper hand in Kerala in this elections has been factored in, even by the CPI-M cadres. Realistically the party insiders don’t hope to win the 2014 tally of eight seats. Winning as many would be a great win for CPI-M under the circumstances.Therefore, the CM’s angry reaction does signal that the prognosis is worse. For the Left, what’s worse than a UDF landslide is the possibility of BJP winning a few seats in Kerala. The CPI-M kept the BJP at bay for long, paying a heavy price in the process. In 2014 LS elections, the Left front flipped its own cadre votes to the Congress candidate in Thiruvananthapuram in order to keep BJP out of the electoral sweepstakes in the state. That’s a ‘sacrifice’ the Left has done many a time in the past.The barrage breaching? However, it looks like CPI-M and Pinarayi Vijayan fear that this barrage may have been breached this time. What does a BJP win in any of the Kerala seats mean? First and foremost, a BJP win will mean the rejection of the whole political argument the Left built up through the various phases of the Sabarimala agitation.In a worst case scenario, what if the BJP wins a couple of seats and manages to come to an even keel with the Left’s tally? That would be more than a momentary loss of face. The CPI-M will have to re-imagine its voter base. For long it was backed up the majority Hindu demographics. But if BJP has successfully poached into that turf, what’s the Left left with? The UDF has always been a ‘minority front’ that enjoys the support of the sizeable Muslim and Christian population in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public rally in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir on April 14.The CPI-M loves to believe that, in fighting BJP violently, it’s keeping a fascist party at bay. There’s a narcissistic streak in the party. It loves itself too much to fatally ignore its own fascist stripes. It feigns to be the bulwark against fascism, but ends up as the most fearsome proponent of the politics of bloodshed. All in the name of secularism!What makes the CPI-M hate BJP so violently? Ideology? Yes of course, it’s there. But more than that, the Left sees in the rear view mirror another ‘Hindu party’ racing fast and catching up with them. Shorn of lofty ideologies, it’s a dog fight for the turf and an attractive voter base. This election is a crucial touchstone.A ‘secular’ consolidation that didn’t happen?Sure, the Left in Kerala will not be washed out if the BJP wins an LS seat in Kerala. A couple of seats for the BJP in a spreadsheet dominated by the Left would have been brushed aside happily. Rather it could have been interpreted as the demise of the Congress in Kerala. But what if the Congress-led UDF wins a lion’s share of the seats and the Left and BJP end up with a couple of seats each? That will be the most unpalatable scenario for the party and a daunting challenge for it to deal with in future. It’s not clear if that will happen in Kerala. But Vijayan’s angry outburst betrays some misgivings.CPI-M’s tactical positioning in Sabarimala was dictated by the demands of realpolitik. It was a given that BJP, the national ruling party, was on the ascendancy in Kerala. By taking a stand against faith and conventions in Sabarimala, the Left wanted to create a straight-laced secular Vs communal paradigm. They figured out that while all that’s theirs would remain theirs, all that’s Congress’s would also become theirs. The Left calculated that the majority Hindu voters would desert Congress and join forces with the BJP while the minorities would flock to them in a ‘secular’ consolidation.center_img Two women under 50 enter Kerala’s Sabarimala templelast_img read more

Virat Kohliled Team India engages in PUBG fight before taking off for

first_imgMohammad Shami could be seen here playing PUBGTwitter/BCCIThe Indian team is off to England with the aim of becoming World Champions for the third time. The 15-man squad took the flight to the host nation late last night. With all of them dressed smartly in formal attire at the airport, the group of players tasked with bringing the trophy home seemed to be in good mood.Key members of the squad, including MS Dhoni, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal, were seen trying their hand at a rather violent sport that has taken the world by storm. No, it’s not any of those barbaric duels from Game of Thrones but the cyber game of PUBG. Yuzvendra Chahal is also trying his hand at PUBGTwitter/BCCIWhile Shami had a large iPad on which he was shooting down rivals, Chahal was engaged in the same activity on his smartphone. Other players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were also busy with their gadgets, though we don’t know whether they were also engrossed by the same pastime or something else. Mohammad Shami wasn’t a certainty in the Indian squad until his brilliant performance against New Zealand earlier this year made him a strong contender for the role of the third seamer in the playing XI. Chahal, on the other hand, had been overshadowed by his wrist spin-bowling partner Kuldeep Yadav before pushing himself back in the spotlight with some impressive performances against Australia.  Other members of the Indian squadTwitter/BCCIThe Indian team start their campaign to regain the trophy they last won in 2011 on June 5 against South Africa. Prior to the event though, the Virat Kohli-led side will play two practice matches – first one against New Zealand on May 25 and the other vs Bangladesh on May 28. Whatever may have been the result of this cyber warfare, let’s hope that the team can implement the same ruthlessness and fighting spirit on the field that they must have showed while combating their virtual enemies. If they do, the cup may well return to Indian shores.last_img read more

Kapil Sharma gets scolded by a 6yearold and the reason is very

first_imgKapil Sharma, Krushna AbhishekSony TVThe Kapil Sharma Show never fails to entertain its viewers and the upcoming episode will be filled with comedy.It will be graced by popular playback singers – Alka Yagnik, Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali – the judges of the reality show Super Singer as well as contestants of the show such as, Thanu Khan, Mohammed Fazil, Nistha Sharma, Urgen Tsomuand Guntas along with the captains of the show Salman Ali, Nitin Kumar, Sachin Valmiki and Jyotica Tangri.According to a report in Times Now, a six-year-old, Thanu Khan will be seen scolding Kapil on The Kapil Sharma Show because of a very cute reason that will leave viewers in splits.The report said that the young contestant before walking towards the stage for his performance left a fruit (litchi) with Kapil. However, right before his performance, the kid asked the comedian about his fruit’s whereabouts and Kapil answered that he ate it. Realising the same, young kid scolded the comedian in the most adorable way.”I gave Kapil ji my fruit to hold till the time I perform, but he took the chance and ate it while I was performing. I expressed my disappointment when he ate my litchi but as nice he is with his comedy, he offered me all the fruits on the table,” Thanu Khan said, as reported by the web portal.In his personal life, Kapil is on his way to becoming a father. Although the ace comedian hasn’t made any official announcement about the same, reports are doing the rounds that his pregnant wife Ginni Chatrath is in her first trimester.Apparently, ever since Kapil learnt about Ginni’s pregnancy, he has reportedly made a lot of changes in his busy shoot schedule to be with his wife. Initially, Kapil used to quickly wind up for the day from shoot and rush home to take care of Ginni. But now, Ginni has shifted to Amritsar, Punjab, and with her family. Kapil, who is in Mumbai busy shooting for The Kapil Sharma Show, is flying to and fro whenever he gets time from his busy schedule.last_img read more

Infosys shrugs off H1B visa concerns plans to ramp up local hiring

first_imgIInfosys COO U B Pravin Rao (extreme left) and CEO Vishal Sikka (centre) addressing a press conference in Bengaluru on April 13, 2017 after declaration of Q4 results.IANSInfosys plans to overcome the H-1B visa challenge posed by the Donald Trump administration by stepping up local hiring in the US even as it shrugged off premature concerns over the new rules.”We have focussed on increasing our presence in US with lot more local hiring. In this year (2017-18), we will continue that focus. We will accelerate it,” UB Pravin Rao, chief operating officer (COO), Infosys, said during an earnings conference call last week, after the announcement of Q4 and FY2017 results.”So far while there is a lot of noise (implementation of stricter norms for H1-B visas) around it, we are closely monitoring the situation. We are planning for any eventuality, but at this stage, we have not seen any undue things which are impacting the way we do our business,” he added.Infosys had over 2 lakh employees as of March 31; the nationality-wise break-up was not available. The company’s 2016-17 revenues rose 8.3 percent in constant currency terms to $10,208 million. The revenue guidance for 2017-18 in constant currency terms is in the range of 6.5-8.5 percent.Indian IT software companies derive about 60 percent of their revenues from North America and account for the largest portion of 65,000 H1-B visas issued every year. In 2014, about 21,750 of the 65,000 H1-B visas went to Indian IT companies that included Infosys, Wipro, TCS and Tech Mahindra.H-1 B visas are granted for up to three years and can be extended for a maximum of three years. “Once the six year cap is reached, the foreign national must be physically outside the US for one full uninterrupted year in order to reset the six year clock,” according to an update on US visas.A legislation proposed by US lawmakers in January called for doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to $130,000 that is bound raise costs for employers.Last month, the Trump administration temporarily suspended premium processing of H-1 B visas for the fiscal year 2018 beginning October 1, 2017, effective from April 3.On Monday, Infosys shares were trading 0.66 percent lower at Rs 925 at around 12.10 pm. The BSE Sensex was down 36 points to 29,425.Among other major IT companies, TCS and Wipro will be declaring their results on April 18 and 25, respectively.Infosys’s net employee addition in 2016-17 was 6,320, down 64.6 percent from 17,857 in 2015-16 and 15,782 in 2014-15. The four-year low was 3,717, in 2013-14.At a gross level, Infosys added 44,325 employees in comparison to 52,545 in 2015-16, including a fall in lateral recruitment to 18,979 employees in 2016-17, from 24,719 in the preceding fiscal.last_img read more

Road crashes kill 16 in 5 dists

first_imgAt least 16 people were killed in road accidents in Gopalganj, Sirajganj, Tangail, Rajshahi and Pabna districts on Thursday, says UNB.Six of them were killed in Gopalganj while four in Sirajganj and two each in Tangail, Rajshahi and Pabna.In Gopalganj, a bus rammed a microbus at Gerekhola in Kashiani upazila in the morning, killing six people, including five members of a family.Five of the deceased were identified as Halim Akon, a Saudi expatriate, his wife Asma Khatun, their two sons — Sujon and Shihab — and Halim’s brother-in-law Babul Hawladar, of Sharankhola upazila in Bagerhat district.Saidur Rahman Khan, police super of Gopalganj, said the Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Sheba Greenline Paribahan’ crashed into the microbus coming from the opposite direction around 9:45am, leaving the six microbus passengers dead on the spot.The family met the tragic end of their lives while returning home after receiving Halim, who came to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia in the morning, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.In Sirajganj, four people, including three members of a family, were killed and two others injured when a bus hammered a microbus on Dhaka-Bogra highway at Ghurka Beltala in Raiganj upazila in the early hours.The deceased were identified as Mili Begum, 35, wife of Harun-or-Rashid, their son Sagar, 13, Mili’s father-in-law Solaiman, 65, of Kahalu upazila, and Abdul Khalek, 32, the microbus driver hailing from Dupchachia upazila of Bogra district.Abdul Gani, a sergeant of Hatikumrul Highway Police, said the Kurigram-bound bus of ‘Dhanshiri Paribahan’ hit the microbus around 12:45am, leaving its four inmates killed on the spot and two others injured.In Tangail, a Jamalpur-bound microbus ran two women over at Pathanbari of Dhanbari upazila in the morning while they were on a morning walk along Madhupur-Jamalpur road, killing them on the spot.The deceased were Reba Begum, 32, wife of Babul Bakul, and Shahaton Begum, 50, wife of Abdul Mazid, of the area.Mujibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Dhanbari police station, said the microbus driver fled the scene leaving his vehicle behind.In Rajshahi, a young man and his nephew were killed as a truck hit their motorbike on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway at Pollapukur intersection in Puthia upazila at noon.The deceased were Tushar Hossain, 22, son of Abdul Latif, and Shahin Ali, 20, son of Nazmul Islam of Ramchandrapur Kedurmor area of the city.Police said the truck crashed into the bike of Tushar when he along with his nephew Shahin was going to Natore, leaving the duo dead on the spot.In Pabna, two motorcyclists were killed as their bike skidded on the Dashuriya-Muladuli road in Muladuli area of Ishwardi upazila in the afternoon.The deceased were Asharful Islam, 25, son of Hasibur Rahman, resident of Arjopara village, and Shipon Hossain, 23, son of Khalilur Rahman, resident of Dori Nazirpur village of Atgharia upazila.Sub-inspector Ganesh Chandra Mandal, in-charge of Pakshi highway police outpost, said the motorcycle skidded off the road in front of a sugarcane field when its driver tried to put the brake, leaving the duo dead on the spot.last_img read more

School becomes a field hospital in Iraqs Mosul

first_imgMembers of the Iraqi forces tend to a civilian who was injured by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists at a school turned hospital in western Mosul. Photo: AFPFifteen-year-old Mohammed enthusiastically helps the staff of a makeshift hospital set up in the bullet-scarred school in west Mosul where he himself studied before jihadists seized Iraq’s second city.The Islamic State group used the school as part of its programme of indoctrination until it lost control of the area during a major Iraqi offensive launched last month, and it is now used to treat people wounded in the ongoing battle for the western side of the city.Like many buildings in Mosul, the school bears the signs of warfare.In addition to being pockmarked with bullets, most of the windows are broken, walls are cracked and the floor is littered with bullet casings.The entrance hall has been transformed into an emergency room, which is stocked with only limited equipment but still allows for first aid to be administered to the wounded and sick.One young man lies on a narrow bed, his face pale and tired.“A sniper (from IS) fired at him but missed, so he started to run, and the sniper shot again and hit him,” says Fathi Waad, one of the victim’s relatives.“This is the third time that someone in the family has been hit by a sniper,” he adds.Each day, the hospital looks after around 100 patients, both civilians and security personnel, often the victims of gunshot wounds, says Aqil Karim, a medic from the elite Counter-Terrorism Service.A dust-covered red pickup suddenly stops in front of the school to deliver a semi-conscious old man whose foot has been injured.American dreamUnlike the previous patient, he is not the victim of violence, but rather of an accident, and he is also suffering from dehydration.As soon as he arrives, he is carried to a bed, where his wound is washed, disinfected and dressed.Treating him is just as important as tending to those wounded by war in a city where the fighting has destroyed many medical facilities.More than 200,000 Iraqis have fled west Mosul since Iraqi forces began the assault to retake the area on February 19, the government says, but hundreds of thousands more are still in danger inside the city.With school lessons unlikely to resume at any time soon, several former pupils have returned to the building to help the medical staff.Indifferent to the sound of gunfire and explosions outside, one of them rushes around helping out where he can, dressed in a tracksuit with a blue hood.Mohammed has barely finished unloading a delivery of equipment when he is already back inside handing out food rations.“We cook, clean the equipment, and when wounded people arrive we help them,” says the slender teenager, who is delighted no longer to be in class under the jihadists.“Our teachers were hard on us. They’d beat us,” he says. “And they’d ask us to pledge allegiance to IS.”But Mohammed does not see a future for himself in the ruins of a city disfigured by months of heavy fighting. Instead, he yearns to join his relatives in the United States.His dream job once there? “Doctor” of course.last_img read more

Govt plans 2nd nuclear plant in Barishal PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks while inaugurating the Golden Jubilee programme of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (BSMC) through video conference from her Ganabhaban residence on Monday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the second nuclear power plant would be constructed in the southern part of the country.“The government has already conducted survey in several islands in Barisal and we will choose any of those islands to construct the country’s next nuclear power plant,” the premier said this while inaugurating the Golden Jubilee programme of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (BSMC) through video conference from her Ganabhaban residence.The prime minister said a feasibility study is also going on to supply gas from Bhola to Barisal aimed at flourishing industries in the region.Health minister Mohammad Nasim spoke on the occasion from BSMC premises while state minister for health and family welfare Zahid Malik was present at the Ganabhaban.Later, the prime minister exchanged views with government officials, teachers and former students of the college and assured them of taking projects to resolve the residential problems of the teachers, students, nurses and staffs.Pointing out her government’s plans for development of country’s southern part, the prime minister said the region was neglected for a long time. Barisal, once known as the ‘Shashya Bhandar’ (crop storage) and ‘Venice of Bangla’ has lost its glory due to negligence.The present government after taking office in 1996 has been conducting massive development work in the southern part of the country particularly for improving the communications system.‘We want to regain the glory of Barisal through boosting agricultural production, industrialisation and infrastructural development of the region,” she said.The Padma Bridge along with rail line would play important role in socioeconomic development of Barisal, she said adding that the rail line on Padma Bridge would go up to Paira Port via Barisal. A feasibility study of the project, with the support of the British government, is being conducted, she added.Sheikh Hasina said bridges are being constructed on Paira River, Bishkhali River and Agunmakha River to establish direct road communication from Barisal to Bhola and Barguna.Sheikh Hasina said the Paira Port will be turned into a deep sea port in future. Construction of a 1300 MW power plant is about to be completed, she said.Sheikh Hasina said to ensure healthcare services for all the government has established 18,500 community clinics and union health centres across the country. Besides, the government has taken steps to ensure food security and nutrition for everyone.The government has established institutes for treatment of kidney, neurology, cancer, ENT and ophthalmology, burn and plastic surgery as well as created post graduate nursing institutes to provide high quality nursing services to patients.Later, the prime minister through a video conference from her Ganabhaban residence inaugurated four multistoried building comprising 345 flats constructed at Doyagonj and Dhalpur for cleaners of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).LGRD and cooperatives minister Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain spoke on the occasion while senior secretary of the LGRD and cooperatives Jafar Ahmed Khan gave a presentation on the project.Mayor of DSCC Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, chief executive officer Khan Mohammad Bilal and a number of beneficiaries of the project spoke on the occasion from Doyagonj side.The government in 2013 took up the project for constructing five residential buildings at Doyagonj, five at Dhalpur and two at Sutrapur at a cost of Tk 1,900 million for cleaners of the city corporation.Under the project four buildings were inaugurated today, Monday and construction work of eight other buildings is going on.Addressing the function the prime minister hoped that children of the cleaners will get proper education and prepare themselves in operating modern equipment of cleaning.She said the government would procure modern vehicles and equipment for conservancy department of the city corporations to conduct daily cleaning operation.“We want every homeless person to get home. The cleaners provide us services to keep our neighborhood neat and clean. So it’s the duty of the government to give them a clean environment to live in,” she added.last_img read more

DCs Sibley Memorial Hospital Launching New Community Health Program

first_imgAccording to the D.C. Department of Health, in 2010, Ward 8 residents had the highest rates of obesity and were least likely to exercise; the second highest rates in the District were in Ward 7. Research from the D.C. Policy Center also found that areas in Ward 8—Anacostia, Barry Farms, Mayfair and Ivy City—comprise the majority of the food deserts throughout the city. Food deserts are defined as geographic areas where people have limited access to healthy food.During a series of conversations with Sibley officials, D.C. community and faith leaders, senior-citizens and students expressed concerns about having access to healthy fruits and vegetables, and the impact that the lack of access has on the community’s well-being.“Sibley is 100 percent committed to improving lives of all residents in the District. And what makes our commitment unique is Sibley’s culture of human-centered design, which is based on listening and understanding,” said Richard O. Davis, president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital.The hospital will create an advisory board comprised of Wards 7 and 8 residents, organizations, health care representatives and elected officials to inform health focus areas and evaluate health and wellness initiatives. Additionally, Sibley invites residents and nonprofit organizations serving Wards 7 and 8 to apply to the first cohort of the program by visiting www.wardinfinity.com. Each resident-led group will receive up to $25,000 to fund health and wellness-related projects in their community, as well as coaching and guidance from industry designers and entrepreneurs. In an effort to improve the health and wellness of D.C.’s communities, Sibley Memorial Hospital is launching a first-of-its-kind Community Health Innovators in Residence Program. The program, which consists of Wards 7 and 8 organizations and residents, will work collaboratively with Sibley to create solutions for improving health and wellness issues in the community.last_img read more

Moths found to produce their own antioxidants from carbohydrates

first_img(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University has discovered how a species of moth is able to repair oxidative muscle damage without consuming antioxidants. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their study of the hawkmoth and how they discovered an adaption that allowed it to remain free of muscle damage. Carlos Martinez del Rio and Michael Dillon with the University of Wyoming offer a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue and give some historical background to explain why some pollinators needed to develop an alternative means for protecting their muscles. Journal information: Science 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. Citation: Moths found to produce their own antioxidants from carbohydrates (2017, February 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-02-moths-antioxidants-carbohydrates.html Explore further Manduca sexta hawkmoth approaching Datura wrightii flower with proboscis extended to imbibe nectar. Credit: Bruce D. Taubertcenter_img Tricking moths into revealing the computational underpinnings of sensory integration As Martinez del Rio and Dillon note, when muscles expend energy they create byproducts called reactive oxygen species, which are damaging to cells. Most animals prevent damage to muscle cells by consuming foods with antioxidants in them. But some creatures with muscles do not consume antioxidants and still manage to avoid muscle damage—hawkmoths, for example, live on a diet of nectar and nothing else, which means they never consume any antioxidants. Furthermore, they also use their muscles a lot—they furiously beat their wings to allow them to hover near a nectar producing plant while they take a quick sip. Until now, it was not known how the moths pulled off this trick.To find out the researchers obtained a collection of hawkmoths and began feeding them nectar while also measuring them for muscle damage after they took short flights. They then compared those results with measurements taken from moths that were not given nectar—the control group. The researchers report that the moths that were fed nectar flew farther than the control group, yet had less oxidative damage—remarkably, they also had higher levels of antioxidants in their systems. The researchers continued their experiments by adding different carbon isotopes to the nectar they fed to the moths to allow for tracking how the nectar was metabolized. They found that the moths used what is known as the pentose phosphate pathway (a metabolic pathway that generates NADPH, pentose and ribose) to convert some of the carbohydrates (glucose) in their diet into antioxidants—they did not need to ingest antioxidants because they were generating their own. Martinez del Rio and Dillon suggest that other insects and mammals likely use the same process and some may rely on a combination of ingestion and conversion to meet their antioxidant needs. More information: E. Levin et al. Hawkmoths use nectar sugar to reduce oxidative damage from flight, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aah4634AbstractNectar-feeding animals have among the highest recorded metabolic rates. High aerobic performance is linked to oxidative damage in muscles. Antioxidants in nectar are scarce to nonexistent. We propose that nectarivores use nectar sugar to mitigate the oxidative damage caused by the muscular demands of flight. We found that sugar-fed moths had lower oxidative damage to their flight muscle membranes than unfed moths. Using respirometry coupled with δ13C analyses, we showed that moths generate antioxidant potential by shunting nectar glucose to the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), resulting in a reduction in oxidative damage to the flight muscles. We suggest that nectar feeding, the use of PPP, and intense exercise are causally linked and have allowed the evolution of powerful fliers that feed on nectar. © 2017 Phys.orglast_img read more