‘Germany needs Ozil’ – Wenger hopes for U-turn

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes Mesut Ozil can be convinced to return to the Germany team after his retirement following the World Cup.Ozil cited the “treatment he received from the DFB” in his statement following the tournament, in which Germany flopped.Joachim Low’s team were unable to qualify from their group, and suffered humiliating defeats to Mexico and South Korea in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Their poor form has only continued after the Russian showpiece, losing to both the Netherlands – who did not qualify for the World Cup – and world champions France in the UEFA Nations League this month.Wenger managed Ozil between 2013 and 2018 at Arsenal, and insists that the Germany national team miss the playmaker.”I think Germany needs Ozil and I hope Low can convince him to come back,” Wenger told Sport Bild.”Ozil is a super football player and was not the worst at the World Cup.”I did not love it that he withdrew from the Germany team [because] the Germans respect what he achieved.”A small bit of motivation disappears when you know that you don’t have to be ready for a World Cup, a European Championship.”I love it when the players are as good as possible. He loses a bit if he does not play at an international level.”Ozil has made six Premier League appearances for Arsenal so far this season, scoring twice.Germany are next in action in November, facing Russia in a friendly and the Netherlands in the Nations League, with Low’s side in danger of being relegated from their group.last_img read more

Garbine Muguruza withdraws from Sydney International ahead of Australian Open

first_imgGarbine Muguruza pulled out of Sydney International with thigh injury on Wednesday, just five days ahead of the season’s first Grand Slam, Australian Open.Muguruza has given a similar scare at Brisbane International last week, where she retired with leg cramps during her first round match.Muguruza’s Australian Open credentials have gone under cloud with such spate of recent injuries.Despite the right thigh injury, Muguruza battled past Kiki Bertens 6-3, 7-6(6) to advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament. However, she announced her withdrawal soon after.The Wimbledon champion accepted a wildcard into the tournament despite her Brisbane International retirement last week and called for a medical time-out after the third game against Bertens.ALSO WATCHMuguruza, however, returned to the Ken Rosewall Arena in full flow, breaking her Dutch opponent twice to surge 5-1 clear, apparently allaying fears of another injury setback ahead of next week’s Australian Open.Bertens, who had won all three previous meetings against Muguruza in straight sets, recovered one of the breaks to halt her opponent’s march but the twice grand slam winner regrouped to close out the opening set.Muguruza broke at the start of the second set against the 26-year-old world number 32 but struggled to impose herself during the key moments, only converting three of 13 break-point opportunities and dropping her serve in the eighth game.She rallied, however, to seal victory on her fourth match point in the tiebreak when Mertens hit a return long.”Since the start I felt a little bit my adductor,” Muguruza said after registering her first win of the season.advertisement”I already felt it in Brisbane, so I thought I was going to be much better, but it came back.”You always have to adapt… Sometimes you don’t need to have a pain. You just want to play a certain style of game or some tactic.”I figured out that being a little bit more aggressive, shorter points, that might help me and might help me also for my game. So it’s like a winning situation.”Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2013 champion and last year’s finalist in Sydney, kept her preparations for the year’s first grand slam on course with a 7-6(4) 6-0 win over teenage American qualifier CiCi Bellis.The Polish 28-year-old will meet Camila Giorgi for a place in the last four after the Italian qualifier ousted twice Wimbledon and former Sydney champion Petra Kvitova 7-6(7) 6-2.Giorgi, belying her ranking of 100th in the world, beat U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in the first round and added another grand slam champion to her list of victims in just under two hours when Kvitova blasted a forehand wide.In the men’s draw, Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi ousted top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain in the second round.Ramos-Vinolas needed treatment for a leg problem early in the second set and fell 6-3 7-5 to the 36-year-old Lorenzi, who is ranked 45 in the world.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 quick review: Beautiful looks, superb hardware at killer price

first_imgXiaomi on Thursday launched the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. The Redmi Note 7 India price starts at Rs 9,999 while the Note 7 Pro has been priced slightly higher — but very reasonable given its hardware and features — at more at Rs 13,999. Some of the specifications and features of the two Redmi Note 7 phones are the same while in some other crucial aspects they differ.Overall, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a much powerful version of the Redmi Note 7 as far as specifications are concerned but by the looks of it both the phones seem similar as they sport the same gradient finish — something that Xiaomi is calling Aura design — Dot Drop notch (a fancy name Xiaomi is using for waterdrop notch), and minimal bezels around the screens. Over here at India Toady Tech we spent some time with the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro and can, briefly and from whatever we saw for now, that these say these phones are impressive in real as they seem on the basis of their images and specification sheet.Both the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro look gorgeous. There is no better way to describe them. For their prices it won’t be wrong to say that the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro are one of the best-looking phones under Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively. In the past, previous Redmi Notes like the Redmi Note 5, the Note 5 Pro or the Redmi Note 6 Pro were more about the powerful specifications than the outer appearance. But with the Redmi Note 7 series Xiaomi is attempting to change that and I believe the company has done a pretty good job at it. The aura finish makes the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro look beautiful. In fact, the gradient finish gives a premium touch to the devices and makes them look like expensive phones.advertisement With the Redmi Note 7 series Xiaomi is finally following the ongoing trend in the tech industry. I’m talking about the waterdrop notch which Xiaomi is calling Dot Drop. The Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro are the first phones from Xiaomi to come to India with a Dot Drop notch. The bezels around the screen have also been trimmed and that gives these two phones a more striking appearance, although there is still a fairly noticeable chin present at the bottom edge of the screen. Guess we can’t have everything, but all that Xiaomi has managed to do with the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro is impressive, particularly when you factor in the price of these two phones.Colours and gradientsWhen I was trying the phone after the Redmi Note 7 launch event in Delhi, I personally loved the Neptune Blue colour of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Sapphire Blue colour of the Redmi Note 7. In India, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be available three colours including Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Classic Space Black. The Redmi Note 7 will also be available in three colours including Oxyn Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue. You will be able to buy the Redmi Note 7 on March 6 during its first sale in India, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro will go on sale for the first time in the country on March 13 via Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores. The screens of both the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro looked fairly good in the indoor setting where I was trying the phones. More I will have to say on this once I get a chance to use the Redmi 7 and the Redmi 7 Pro in bright surroundings or under sunlight.Both the Redmi Note phones come with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display that has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. One the things that impressed me is that Xiaomi has protected both back and front panel of the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Xiaomi says that both the phones should be ideally able to survive a minor drop or tumble.The USP of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is apparently its 48-megapixel camera. This camera uses Sony IMX586 sensor paired with f/1.79 aperture. Xiaomi is also using pixel-binning technology, so images by default are going to have 12-megapixel size. This is actually great news, because this should result in better low light photos. Or photos that have lots of details. The Pro version also includes a secondary 5-megapixel sensor on the back that enables portrait shots.advertisement The camera is one area where the Redmi Note 7 differs significantly from the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Unlike the 48-megapixel rear camera, the Note 7 comes with a more regular 12-megapixel camera. But like the Pro, it also has a secondary 5-megapixel shooter. Both phones have a single 13-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.We will have more to say about the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro cameras in our full review.One of the best bits about the Redmi Note 7 series is the aggressive pricing. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 675 chipset, which so far we have seen on the Vivo V15 Pro that sells for Rs 28,990 in India. So, good job there Xiaomi! The Redmi Note 7 is powered by Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, and is the first phone under Rs 10,000 come with this powerful processor. We will have more to say about the performance and whether the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro are worth their prices in our full review very soon. Stay tuned.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7 launched in India, price starts from Rs 9,999ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, a new 32-inch TV and everything else Xiaomi launched in India todayALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro launched: Key specs, features, India price, and everything else you need to knowlast_img read more

Harbhajan Singh bats for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in India ODI squad

first_img India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 23:52 IST Rishabh Pant had a successful Test tour of Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarbhajan Singh backs MS Dhoni to regain his form in the ongoing ODI series in AustraliaDhoni made a slow 51 from 96 balls in India’s 34-run defeat to Australia in the first ODI”Pant’s inclusion will strengthen India’s batting line-up,” Harbhajan saidIndia vs Australia: Brief Scores – Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs. Virat Kohli said MS Dhoni ‘s dismissal was the turning point in India’s 34-run loss to Australia in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Chasing 289, India managed only 254 for 9. (Full Scorecard)Harbhajan Singh has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant inclusion in the Indian ODI team and has also backed MS Dhoni to regain his form. MS Dhoni made a slow 51 from 96 balls in India’s 34-run defeat to Australia in the first ODI, sparking debate about his current form.Chasing 289 for a win, India were at one stage reduced to 4 for 3 before Rohit, who scored his 22nd ODI hundred, and Dhoni put on a 137-run partnership for the fourth wicket.Dhoni was unlucky as the ball that trapped him in front had pitched outside the line of the leg stump but the wicketkeeper-batsman consumed too many deliveries during his stay at the crease.”After you lose three early wickets, the middle order’s first motive is to revive the innings. Dhoni did well in that aspect but when we thought he would accelerate he lost his wicket. Rohit Sharma was under tremendous pressure after that,” Harbhajan told Sports Tak.”Rohit needed support from the other end and Dhoni’s presence at the crease would have made the difference.”Harbhajan said the day Dhoni finds his mojo back all the issues relating to India’s middle-order will be sorted.”India have potential in the middle order. We can’t say Rayudu and Dhoni don’t have potential. Dhoni has won many matches for India in the past. Yes, he has struggled in the recent past and I feel he must get back to form. The way he batted in the IPL 2018 was brilliant. He needs to get that form back and the day he does that, I don’t think we will need to worry a lot about the middle order. He needs to shift his gear and the day he does that the middle order issues will be sorted,” he said.advertisementHarbhajan further praised Rishabh Pant and said India must include the power-hitter in the side.”Rishabh Pant has that X-factor in him, which Adam Gilchrist had. He has the potential to hit six sixes…I am not talking about six sixes in an over but if he plays 30 balls he has the ability to hit at least six sixes, which can be game-changing.”I think Rishabh Pant is a must in the Indian team because if we lose three early wickets, we need to have a power-hitter lower down the order. I think his inclusion will not only strengthen India’s batting line-up but also fix the middle-order issues,” he said.The second ODI between India and Australia will be played at Adelaide while the third and final match of the series will be played in Melbourne.Also Read | Did MS Dhoni’s slow half-century cost India the Sydney ODI vs Australia? Also Read | MS Dhoni 5th batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for IndiaAlso Read | Not pleased with the way we played in Sydney, says Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Rishabh PantFollow Harbhajan Singh Harbhajan Singh bats for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in India ODI squadIndia vs Australia: Brief Scores – Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs. Harbhajan Singh has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant inclusion in the Indian ODI team and has also backed MS Dhoni to regain his form.advertisementlast_img read more

David SaintJacques faces long recovery after return to Earth doctor says

first_imgMONTREAL — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth on Monday following a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Raffi Kuyumjian, the doctor for the Canadian Space Agency, explains that the 49-year-old astronaut will undergo a long recovery as his body adjusts from weightlessness.————–The Canadian Press: How will Saint-Jacques feel when he returns to Earth?Raffi Kuyumjian: Spending about six months (in space), it’s a little like having spent six months in bed without moving. His body will have to readapt to gravity. He will need help getting out of the capsule. Clearly, we have to expect some difficulty with the process, a certain lack of balance. He may feel dizzy because his cardiovascular system is no longer used to fighting gravity. And typically (astronauts) have pains everywhere. From the sitting position he will feel pain in the back and the posture muscles because those muscles haven’t worked for six months.CP: How will his body have been changed?RK: The loss of muscle is hard to quantify, it’s very variable. Bone loss, we’re talking about an average of one per cent bone density per month that’s lost, but it can vary. It depends on several factors, including how much exercise they did, their genetics, physical shape before leaving, etc. Even if the lost bone density is mild or non-existent or recoverable after a certain time, it’s quite possible that the bone architecture is not recoverable at all. Bone architecture is simply the shape inside bones. It may be lost forever. Does it have any practical or clinical impact? We don’t know yet.CP: What will happen after he returns to Earth?RK: In the first few weeks there will be a series of medical exams to make sure he’s healthy, but beyond those medical tests there are others that are linked to research. Researchers who study different physiological parameters drew blood and did certain tests before the flight, during the flight, and they will want to see the results after the flight. The third element in the weeks to come is strictly rehabilitation. An exercise specialist will bring him to the gym about two hours per day to make him do different musculature exercises, cardiovascular exercises, so he regains his endurance, his muscular co-ordination, his body’s flexibility, endurance in general, all those things that were a little lost.CP: How long does it take for an astronaut to more or less return to normal?RK: Normally it takes about a day for every day (in space). So after a few months we should be able to say David has really regained the same level of physical health he had before the flight. The exception is bone density loss, which depending on how much he lost, can take up to a year.CP: So a space journey is very hard on the human body.RK: Absolutely. In fact, the time spent during weightlessness in space is often compared to accelerated aging. David adjusted to weightlessness, it took him several weeks to adapt when he was on the space station, and after a time he felt perfectly adapted to space. Now when he comes back, it will be about the same amount of time and rehabilitation that will be necessary to adapt to earth and gravity. Apart from balance problems and lack of strength and co-ordination, we expect there will be symptoms of “Earth sickness,” if you will. So the symptoms of nausea that generally come when astronauts arrive in space, there is the equivalent when they return to Earth.CP: What are the practical applications here on Earth for what we learn about the human body in space?RK: These physiological changes, which are enormously comparable to the physiological changes that happen when we age, can help researchers find solutions that apply to astronauts but could also apply to an aging population. David has demonstrated two technologies on himself: the biomonitor, a shirt that measures different vital signs and sends the data to Earth; and a portable device for blood tests, so that one day instead of needing a lab to analyze blood counts we can imagine we’ll be able to go to the doctor for a blood test and get the results instantly.CP: What pushes Saint-Jacques to essentially serve as a guinea pig in this way?RK: All astronauts have one thing in common: they’re explorers who question and who want to know more — not only about the human body but where we come from, how we can go further, what is behind the next mountain or beyond the moon. Most astronauts have always dreamed of going to space and exploring, to understand more. That’s what they have in common, so it’s a bit natural for them to have that thirst for learning and to serve as guinea pigs for research.————-This interview has been edited for length and clarity.Jean-Benoit Legault, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Health laws fines are not the big stick everybody thought

first_imgWASHINGTON — There was one thing that supporters and detractors of former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul agreed on for years: unpopular fines on Americans forgoing coverage were essential for the plan to work because they nudged healthy people to get insured, helping check premiums.Now it turns out that might not be so.Numbers released this week by the government show just a slight dip in the number of people enrolled in Affordable Care Act coverage next year through HealthCare.gov. That’s the case even though the Republican-led Congress repealed fines for being uninsured effective Jan. 1. The drop — from 8.8 million to 8.5 million — was far less than experts forecast.The numbers are likely to change policymakers’ understanding of how the law actually works. That may affect the government’s stewardship of its health insurance marketplaces for people not covered on their jobs. It could also undercut a Texas federal court case in which a Republican-appointed judge recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional since the fines no longer exist.A look at why the long-debated penalties might not matter so much and how that could affect the future of the law:CARROTS MORE IMPORTANT“The law originally took a carrot-and-stick approach, and it’s pretty clear the carrots had a lot more power than the stick,” said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, who has followed “Obamacare” since the congressional debate leading to its passage in 2010.The individual mandate and its enforcement fines were the “stick” behind the law. Taxpayer-provided subsidies to help pay premiums and cover deductibles and copays were the “carrots,” along with legal protections so people with pre-existing medical problems could not be turned away.Economist Joe Antos of the business-oriented American Enterprise Institute said the fines were more important at the beginning of the program because “the mandate initially got people to take a look.” But now “Obamacare” is a mature program and consumers who stick with it see its value.“Anybody who realizes this is not for them is out,” Antos said. “Everybody who identifies it as precisely what they want, they’re going to stay in. This is probably the way it’s going to look for the foreseeable future.”INSURERS REASSESSJustine Handelman, top Washington lobbyist for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, says she initially thought the coverage requirement and fines were critical for getting the health law to work. That was the approach successfully taken in Massachusetts, which passed a state program that served as a prototype for Obama’s effort.The insurance industry, the Obama administration and the law’s supporters all argued that the mandate was crucial in the 2012 Supreme Court case upholding it as a constitutional exercise of the congressional power to impose taxes.Without fines to put teeth in the mandate, “we have to look at the whole of what is doable,” Handelman said. Premiums remain too high for solid middle-class people who don’t qualify for subsidies, she said.Another approach insurers favour involves government-sponsored pools of financing that individual carriers can tap to help pay claims for the sickest patients. Several states have set up such pools and seen premiums drop. There’s bipartisan support in Congress, but proponents have not been able to overcome the divisive politics of health care.Stepped-up advertising could also get more healthy people into the marketplace. A Kaiser Foundation analysis estimates that 8.2 million uninsured Americans, more than 1 in 4, would be eligible for financial assistance to pay their premiums.RULING UNDERCUTThe recent ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, rests on a legal analysis that the coverage requirement and its fines remain central to the law.O’Connor noted that the Supreme Court upheld the law in 2012 because the mandate was enforced through fines that passed constitutional muster, since they were levied as taxes.With the fines gone, the coverage requirement can no longer be considered constitutional, he reasoned. And the entire health law is defective because it can’t be separated from the coverage requirement.But steady sign-up numbers are factual evidence that in the real world the coverage mandate doesn’t drive the health care law.“The argument that it’s somehow inseparable from protections for pre-existing conditions is a lot weaker,” Levitt said.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Tribe groups sue over Alaska reserve petroleum exploration

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska tribe and five environmental groups say the federal government performed inadequate environmental review before approving petroleum exploration in a reserve.The Native Village of Nuiqsut (noo-IK-sit) and the groups on Thursday sued the Bureau of Land Management.They say the agency did not consider direct and cumulative effects of exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska on caribou, migratory birds and other wildlife.The BLM in December approved winter exploration by ConocoPhillips Alaska.The agency and the company on Friday declined comment on the lawsuit.Nuiqsut is on the east border of the reserve on Alaska’s North Slope. Villagers hunt caribou that live there year-round.Tribal administrator Martha Itta says effects of oil development are not well understood and BLM needs to take time to understand impacts.Dan Joling, The Associated Press read more

Frances yellow vest protesters march despite bans injuries

PARIS — French yellow vest protesters are rallying to support an activist injured in a confrontation with police.The demonstrators are undeterred by protest bans or repeated injuries in 20 weeks of demonstrations. So they’re marching again Saturday in Paris, Bordeaux and other cities to keep pressing President Emmanuel Macron to do more to help the working classes, redesign French politics — or step down altogether.They’re also showing solidarity with Genevieve Legay, a 73-year-old anti-globalization activist who suffered a head injury in the southern city of Nice last weekend. The Nice prosecutor said a police officer pushed her down.“We are all Genevieve!” read an online appeal for Saturday’s protests.The main Paris protest will start to weave through the Left Bank and past the Eiffel Tower. Protests are banned around the Champs-Elysees, scene of recent rioting.The Associated Press read more

SecretaryGeneral stresses role of religions in building peace

17 October 2008All of the world’s great religions have a critical role to play in building and cementing global peace, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told a gathering of Asian religious figures today. In a video message sent to the General Assembly of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, held at Manila, Mr. Ban called on the religions to work together with the UN to build peace.“Asia is the cradle of great religions that share noble values pursued by all humanity – values such as mercy, justice and peace,” he said. “And yet mankind has created so many conflicts in the name of religion. That is why organizations like yours are so important.”Mr. Ban noted that the UN had created the Alliance of Civilizations, which brings together religious leaders, governments, philanthropists, corporations, the media, academia and activists, for the same reasons.“By working with a broad range of partners, in the UN and beyond the UN, the Alliance is addressing the conditions that allow extremism to fester, and helping to create the foundations for peace.” read more

UN envoy says Iraqi responsibility for security and transition crucial

“While the referendum and the elections are necessary instruments in Iraq’s transition to democracy, they are only staging posts along an evolving transition,” said Ashraf Qazi, Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as he introduced Mr. Annan’s latest report on Iraq.Other factors that would become crucial for long-term success were the development of good governance practices and regional engagement supporting the transition, he said.Because of the importance of Iraqi ownership in the process, it was essential that the UN and other outside entities not advocate for certain outcomes in the transition, he said.”The United Nations does not and should not take positions of questions such as the merits of the draft constitution, which lie exclusively within the sovereign political domain of the Iraqi people,” he said.The Secretary-General’s report does find, however, that the draft process of the Iraqi constitution could have been more transparent and inclusive, and that the Iraqi interim Government will need to ensure that a much broader political consensus shapes the upcoming constitutional referendum and national elections.In the report, Mr. Annan also notes that the continued atmosphere of terror and violence, as well as “a disconcerting source of human rights violations in the country,” continue to threaten the democratic process.The Security Council has already pledged to assist Iraq through the difficult process of building a democracy. Thus, despite the many difficulties, Mr. Annan pledges that the UN will provide a public education programme for the upcoming referendum and elections, and technical and capacity building assistance.He also calls on Member States to provide the $107 million in international financial support needed to pay for the referendum and the elections that follow. read more

Increasing efficiencies in screening with customised solutions

first_imgAs the demand for enhanced efficiencies and throughput increases, the market is seeking out solutions that have a proven track record, yet can be customised to suit specific applications. The ability to stay abreast of technological changes and implement smarter more cost effective ways of screening is a big differentiator, says Multotec. The screen panel is the most critical aspect of the screening application as it defines what the customer will receive from the process. For this reason it is essential for the appropriate panel to be in place to ensure correct feed envelopes to downstream processes.Much of the time screening media is misunderstood and insufficient attention is often given to this critical component. According to Rhodes Nelson, Managing Director of Multotec Manufacturing, one of the driving forces in screening at the moment is the ability to determine wear of screen panels and to plan for maintenance and replacement of thereof. “By being able to establish wear patterns before they cause a shutdown, process plants save substantial amounts of labour and money on downtime. As a result, we have seen an increasing demand for our online monitoring system Hawkeye as well as for enhancements in recording processes.”Visual wear indicators is another technology that is seeing an increased demand as it provides a major advantage in terms of monitoring screen panels. This is a system with a visual indicator that shows the incremental wear rates that occur on screening media. As the aperture wears, the visual dots become clearly visible and the changeout criteria cannot be misinterpreted. The end result is far more accurate determination of screen panel changeouts.Nelson cautions that the use of visual wear indicators does, however, require active field service participation, with attention to visual observation and monitoring of screen panels to provide feedback. If correctly implemented, however, visual wear indicators can further optimise screen performance. Multotec says it is seeing a significant change in the end users’ expectation of product quality and adherence to product specification. Nelson believes that this is predominantly because of the oversupply situation and applies specifically to coal and iron ore. “This has led to the reality that sampling of product is now far more critical than previously exhibited and there is a need for the feed envelopes to the various processes or for the final product to be more accurate.”Multotec invests strategically into R&D to respond to direct customer demands. This has resulted in the development of a number of products and solutions that are geared towards increased return on investment. “Another development we have seen is where three dimensional screening is optimising open area for screen panels. An example is the Multotec TeePee™ panel that is used in dewatering applications,” says Nelson. In addition, Multotec’s O-slot™ aperture is being successfully used in iron ore applications where panel life needs to be optimised, while still retaining non blinding characteristics.Added to this product development is the availability of multiple screen material options that include various polyurethane grades, rubber grades and steel grades, which would be applied as a solution depending on the customers’ process application requirement. Ongoing market analysis has resulted in Multotec increasing the variety of options and the configuration of its Saddle Top™ runner system to protect both the sub frame and improve meantime between failures. Coupled with this is accessibility to a wide range of fit for purpose attachment systems which gives customers additional flexibility without having to change the screen sub frame.The cornerstones of success for Multotec are unequivocal and uncompromising customer service, customised solutions, product excellence in design and engineering, and a team of highly skilled and experienced employees who are able to devise bespoke screen panel solutions that ultimately result in superior throughput of product.last_img read more

Explainer Did the Turkish PM actually give a speech via hologram

first_imgHOLOGRAMS HAVE COME back into the news again after news that the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan delivered a political speech through the medium.Delivering the speech to Justice and Development Party supporters in the city of Izmir, he spoke about the country’s upcoming election as well as an ongoing corruption scandal that’s happening there.As a publicity stunt, it’s impressive, but what was witnessed in that video wasn’t a hologram. Instead, the techniques used to create this effect go back as far as the 19th century.What is a hologram?By definition, a hologram is a photographic technique that records the light that bounces from an object and then reproduces it. What separates it from a traditional photo is that a hologram uses a laser instead of light to capture the object.By splitting the laser beam into two – creating a reference beam and an object beam – and redirecting them using mirrors, the object beam is used to capture the object.The reference beam is directed into the medium itself, so it doesn’t clash with any imagery that comes from the object beam. When both are combined, it creates a virtual image for you to look at. (Video: Head Squeeze/YouTube)When has it been used?Apart from the Turkish Prime Minister using it, probably the most famous example happened at the Coachella music festival in 2012 where Snoop Lion (then known as Snoop Doog) and Dr. Dre performed alongside a hologram of Tupac.The stunt was covered extensively and generated talk of former stars gracing the stage through this technology. (Video: westfesttv/YouTube)However, neither Tupac or the Turkish Prime Minister were true holograms by any means. Instead they were created using a number of illusionary techniques.So how were these ‘holograms’ created?All of it come down to a technique called the Pepper’s Ghost illusion. Created by the 19th century magician John Henry Pepper, it allows you to create an illusion by reflecting an object onto another screen.This object is reflected on a transparent foil, located on the stage, which creates a ghost-like figure for the audience to see. For the Tupac projection, it cost between $100,000 to $400,000 (€73,000 – €292,000) to create, which also included creating a CGI version of the artist that was projected onto the stage.Some of the technology used to create Tupac’s performance in Coachella in 2012 (Image: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes).A similar technique was used in Turkey, except the screen used to create the illusion is clear to see, especially near the end of the video. It’s probably more accurate to describe both as projections instead of a hologram.Why hasn’t the technique taken off?In the case of music artists, the reason why the idea went suddenly quiet and why former stars aren’t performing on stage is because it’s time-consuming, it’s costly and getting the required image and song rights for an artist is tough.Also, it didn’t help matters when the company responsible for the Tupac projection – Digital Domain Media Group, who created CGI effects for a number of films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tron: Legacy – ended up filing for bankruptcy later that year.Expense and time are other factors since creating the effect isn’t the easiest, especially since you have to set up the required equipment and have as little lighting as possible before the projection is done.Since there’s no way to project real-time actions through this method, it means the use these holographs have are limited.So how long will it be before we see proper holographs?While events like the one in Turkey puts the idea back in the spotlight, the technology is still a long way from appearing in our day-to-day lives. While there have been developments with holographic technology in recent times, the setup required severely limits what you can do with it.The technology is slowly developing, but it will take some time before we see them appearing in our lives and even longer before true holographic projections appear.Read: More jobs for Cork as digital research firm opens European HQ >Read: Weird Wide Web: Holograms, doorbells and a turbo snail >last_img read more

Geek deals 1300 50inch Samsung TV Xbox bundle

first_imgOver the past weeks, we’ve seen hot deals on giant TVs, super-low prices on tiny TVs, and occasionally a decent offer on a gaming system. For someone looking to bring a whole new entertainment experience into their living room, this deal is one of the best we’ve seen to date.It starts with one of Samsung’s newest HDTVs, the 1080p, 50-inch UN50ES6900. It uses LED backlighting and has a 120Hz refresh rate, common for any recent TV, but thankfully it also comes with a number of other bells and whistles we’ve come to expect on 2012 HDTVs.It has WiFi built-in, as well as ethernet port if you prefer wires, and built-in web apps for the popular streaming and media services (including Netflix, Pandora, Blockbuster, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter). These are also the kinds of features that tend to be refreshed with software updates, so it is a safe bet this list will grow. 3D support is included, and you even two pairs of glasses in the box.This bundle includes an Xbox 360, and though it’s only the 4GB model you do get a Kinect motion sensor. Two Kinect games are included, Kinect Adventures and Disneyland Adventures, making it the perfect to get started into Microsoft’s hottest toy.The Samsung UN50ES6900 normally runs $1,999 and the Xbox 306 is $249, but you can grab this combo for just $1,299.99 with free shipping. This is a great one-stop offer to breath some new life into your home theater, so follow the instructions below to snag this hot bundle.Click here and add HDTV to shopping cart. Click here and add Xbox 360 to shopping cart. Proceed to shopping cart, Xbox 360 will be marked down to $0 with total price $1,299.99 + free shipping.(Normally $2,249.99 | ends Nov. 7 or sooner)Our other top deals:Three HP W2371d 23-inch 1080p LED-backlit LCD monitors for $469.94 + Free shipping(normally $599.94 | use instant savings | ends Dec. 6 or sooner)Dell XPS 13 Core i5 13.3-inch ultrabook w/ 128GB SSD, Gorilla Glass for $749.99 + Free shipping(normally $949.99 | ends Dec. 7 or sooner)last_img read more

23yearold woman killed on highway near Hillsboro

first_imgHILLSBORO, Ore. — Washington County sheriff’s deputies say no charges are expected against a minivan driver who struck and killed a 23-year-old woman who was walking on a rural highway south of Hillsboro.When the driver called police shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday to report the accident, deputies were already on their way to the area for a report that someone was hitchhiking in the roadway.The driver told police he was traveling about 55 mph when the woman, wearing all black, appeared in front of his car. He said he was unable to avoid her.She was identified as Melissa Bernard of Portland.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For September 18 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, September 18, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 75. Southeast wind around 7 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.In The Community: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive from 1pm to 7pm at the Wilmington Friendship Lodge (32 Church Street). Drop-ins welcome.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.At Town Hall: The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.At The Library: Storytime For Threes at 9:30am. Storytime for Fours & Fives at 10:30am. Trivia Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Gun Control and the Right To Bear Arms at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at Yentile at 8am. Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Bocci at 10:30am. Mah Jong at 1pm. Tai Chi at 1pm. Gentle Yoga at 2:30pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For September 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 27, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Rounding it up

first_imgLive Movie, a production, based on fiction story, is soon going to be staged in the Capital. Organised by Ummeed Theatre and directed by Dinesh Panwar, Live Movie mixes dancing, acting and singing together. The story is a package of comedy, drama, emotions, thrill, suspense, action and love.Ummeed Theatre is a place where students possessing different talents come from various parts of Delhi-NCR. They intend to bring alive the zeal of dance and music in the potential learning, giving them a platform to discover and outshine their own talent. They work in various batches for different levels to facilitate an easy learning environment for all the aspiring students.Other than music and dance, they also promote acting skills. They aims to revitalise the relationship between the aspirants and their respective potential by providing students with a great deal of exposure, prepare them for various stage shows and competitions.When: 14 September Where: Community Centre, Shahpurjat Timing: 9 am – 4 pmlast_img read more

On duty LNJP CMO was thrashed

first_imgChief medical officer (CMO) of Delhi Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) was allegedly assaulted in the hospital premises on June 20 mid-night by a patient’s attendants. The victim was identified as Dr Lalit Tanwar. He was assaulted in emergency ward by a group of four boys when he was performing his duty. According to hospital staff,  the CMO had sustained multiple injuries. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreAs per tha FIR lodged in Indraprastha police station, the incident took placed on Saturday (June 20) late night when Dr. Lalit Tanwar, CMO in LNJP Casualty ward was attending some patients, at the same time one of the patient’s attendants, who was identified as Karan Vaid, hit Dr. Tanwar and also pushed him from his chair. When Tanwar was trying to protect himself and shouted for help, another accused Deepak Vaid also physically assaulted him from behind and hurled abuses at  him. In the meantime, hospital staff and police rushed to the spot and intervened into the matter.  Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedInterestingly, none of the hospital staff was ready to talk over the issue, many of them even denied to have the knowledge of such incident had happened in the hospital premises. When asked, senior hospital officials denied to comment over the incident.Police filed the case under the Section 186/353/34 I of IPC and arrested the accused.The injured doctor is likely to join back his duty on Monday as he is on leave since the incident. Doctors at government hospitals were on two-day strike last week in protest of such attacks on hospital staff.last_img read more

Drug shortages continue to dog Gesy

first_imgFive weeks into Gesy, the pharmaceutical association said drug shortages continue to persist in pharmacies mainly due to shortcomings of the Gesy software, which the health insurance organisation (HIO) assured it would be amending.According to pharmaceutical association president Eleni Piera, shortages in certain drugs could be dealt with if the Gesy software allowed pharmacists to offer available alternative drugs with identical medicinal functions or allowed doctors to alter their prescriptions.Instead, she said, false shortages are being created which brings about difficult situations for both pharmacists and the public.Shortages are most acute in drugs for high blood pressure, cholesterol, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy, Piera said.Piera added that the committees of the health ministry have been informed, which have decided to alleviate the problem to some extent by providing Gesy pharmacies with stocks from state pharmacies.“We are also expecting some changes to the software which we have suggested to the HIO, so that the pharmacist can offer the cheapest available drug and not the one for which there may be a shortage,” Piera said.Changes to the software are also expected to ensure that doctors are aware of drugs which are experiencing shortages in view of prescribing patients with available alternatives, Piera noted.According to the HIO on Tuesday, the implementation of Gesy is being closely monitored and efforts are being made to tackle issues that arise, such as issues with the software, for which it said the best possible adjustments and upgrades will be made promptly.The HIO said it was satisfied with the functioning of the healthcare system during the first five weeks of operation, noting that day by day the public is becoming increasingly accustomed to it.So far, the HIO said, 476 out of the total 530 pharmacies have offered their services to Gesy, as have 146 medical laboratories and 15 radiodiagnostic centres.The first five weeks of Gesy saw a sum of 237,359 visitations, of which 190,373 were conducted by GPs and 46,986 by specialist doctors, the HIO said.It added that Gesy doctors wrote 157,306 prescriptions and 131,081 referrals for medical laboratory tests.Overall, the HIO said that so far 637,000 people have registered as Gesy beneficiaries, while 1,159 doctors have joined the healthcare system – 384 GPs, 123 pediatricians, and 652 specialist doctors.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo A new way of doing businessUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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