Cards Peck The Mets, 12-2

first_imgST. LOUIS — Jason Heyward was on base so much in 93-degree heat, the body finally gave in.“I was cramping all over,” Heyward said after matching a career best with five hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 12-2 on July 18. “I haven’t been feeling well the last few days.”Both Heyward and Manager Mike Matheny said there was “zero” concern going forward. Heyward told trainers and Matheny he could have stayed in if the game was closer.Randal Grichuk had two homers and six RBIs and John Lackey worked seven strong innings for St. Louis, benefiting from the cushion.“I definitely pitched to the scoreboard a little bit,” Lackey said. “Trying to challenge guys, trying to throw strikes and trying to keep the momentum going, trying to get those guys back in the dugout to hit.”Mets starter Bartolo Colon (9-8) trailed by four runs after just one-third of an inning and surrendered seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.The 42-year-old right-hander was roughed up by the Cardinals for the second time, giving up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 9-0 loss May 20.“That wasn’t the Bartolo Colon we’ve known,” Manager Terry Collins said. “That guy has only walked nine guys all year, let alone the first guy of the game.”Colon said through an interpreter that the Cardinals capitalized on his tendency to go after hitters.“They were really aggressive and attacked my pitches,” Colon said. “They know I’m going to be aggressive in the zone and they took advantage of it.Heyward has seven hits, including a triple and double, two RBIs and two steals in the first two games of the series. He was removed after singling in the eighth.Grichuk was 3 for 3 with a two-run homer off Carlos Torres that capped a four-run fifth and a three-run shot off Alex Torres in the eighth.Jhonny Peralta added three hits and an RBI. St. Louis improved to major league-bests of 58-33 overall and 33-11 at home.The Cardinals scored four in the first, fifth and eighth.Lackey (8-5) scattered 10 hits, one of them to .084-hitting Colon, but was hurt only by Michael Cuddyer’s eighth homer leading off the sixth.The 36-year-old right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.63 ERA his last seven starts, working seven or more innings in all but one of them.Cuddyer had three hits and Ruben Tejada added an RBI double in the eighth for New York. Cuddyer has five career homers against Lackey, his most against any pitcher.Colon got a visit from pitching coach Dan Warthen after facing just seven hitters and already down 3-0. He’s lost his last four decisions, posting a 6.18 ERA in that span, although he allowed two earned runs in 13 innings his last two starts prior to the break.“This year they’ve been lucky, they’ve been good,” Colon said. “I was lucky enough last year to beat them twice and this year they beat me twice.”The Mets have homered in six straight games, scoring 17 of their 19 runs via the long ball.(R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Parasoft joins MISRA C and C++ Working Groups

first_img Continue Reading Previous How high-def headlights will factor into autonomous vehicle systemsNext Lanner: HybridTCA, the benefits of converged infrastructure Parasoft has joined the MISRA C and MISRA C++ Working Groups to collaborate in the development of best-practice guidelines for the safe and secure development of automotive and safety-critical software. Parasoft joins the MISRA C++ working group at a critical time, as they work to develop a new integrated MISRA/AUTOSAR C++ coding standard. Parasoft provides the industrie’s top automotive software suppliers with the broadest coverage for both MISRA and AUTOSAR standards, and joining the committee continues Parasoft’s commitment to help customers stay ahead of the rapidly-evolving threat landscape.The Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) committee provides coding guidelines that are widely utilized in the automotive and safety-critical industries to develop safe and secure software. Earlier this year, the AUTOSAR and MISRA consortiums announced the merger of their standards, and the MISRA committee is currently working to combine the AUTOSAR C++ and MISRA C++ coding standards into a single comprehensive industry standard for the industry to leverage.Parasoft’s static analysis tools comprehensively support many coding guidelines in addition to MISRA, providing best-in-class coverage and accuracy for compliance-focused static analysis checkers. By joining the MISRA committee, Parasoft will be able to share collected experience with the industry and contribute to the creation of a complete and up-to-date standard.Parasoft C/C++test is certified by TÜV SÜD for functional safety, and provides a unified, integrated solution for automating a broad range of testing best-practices including static analysis, unit testing, runtime analysis, security testing, and coverage analysis.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Business class for official irks Indian athletes flying back from Asiad in economy

first_imgAthletes gave it their all to bring home medals from the Asian Games 2018 for India but it was still not enough for them to get business class seats while flying back home from Jakarta.Instead, India’s deputy chef de mission RK Sacheti flew back in business class which irked the athletes who were travelling with him.Most Indian athletes fly economy and they are okay with that as long as the officials do the same.”They are here because of us. Not the other way around. I am okay flying economy but not if these officials are given better seats,” said a member of the Indian volleyball team on board SQ 967 from Jakarta to Singapore.India sign off with best ever medal haul in their Asian Games historySancheti on his part, clarified that he had used his air miles to get an upgrade on the airplane.”We too are supposed to fly economy but I have used my air miles to upgrade,” the top official from Boxing Federation of India (BFI) reasoned.Didn’t have time to think about pain, says Asian Games gold medallist Swapna BarmanThe sports ministry had objected to this controversial official’s presence as one of the four deputy CDMs at the Games that concluded on Sunday. But the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) cleared him on its own expense.India can win 10 medals at the Tokyo Olympics: IOA president Narinder BatraIndia finished their Asian Games campaign in Jakarta and Palembang with 69 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals at the mega event.advertisementThis has been India’s best ever performance at the Asian Games, surpassing their previous best of 65 medals at Guangzhou in China in 2010. India had won 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals 8 years ago.India also equalled their best ever tally of gold medals by winning 15 yellow metals, emulating their 1951 New Delhi performance. Interestingly this was also India’s best in terms of silver medals won — 24.In the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, India had managed 19 silver medals.In the Incheon Games 2014, India had won 57 medals (11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze).(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. Delivered

first_imgzoom The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, yesterday announced the acceptance of the sixth of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V.“Our Government is proud to accept the CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet,” said Minister Shea. “This vessel will help sustain Canada’s fisheries by enforcing fisheries regulations and providing a Canadian presence in the Atlantic region.”The vessel is named after Corporal Mark Robert McLaren M.M.V. of Peterborough, Ontario. On December 5, 2008, Corporal McLaren was killed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, during an ambush of his Canadian-Afghan patrol. During the ambush, Corporal McLaren managed to crawl through enemy fire to aid his team’s seriously injured interpreter. He was awarded the Medal of Military Valour for his heroic actions.The CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. is a Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel that will be based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was built in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. A formal naming and dedication ceremony will follow.The Hero Class vessels are 43 metres in length with a displacement of 257 tonnes and a top speed of 25 knots.The Hero Class vessels are named for decorated soldiers, veterans and police officers as well as employees of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. By naming these after Canadian heroes, the Government of Canada hopes to encourage future generations to learn about Canadian history, culture and geography.Government of Canada, November 1, 2013last_img read more

Damen to Deliver Its 1st Service Operations Vessel to Bibby

first_imgzoom Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Bibby Line Group, signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for delivery of its first Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with walk-to-work access.The vessel, Bibby WaveMaster 1, will undertake offshore wind project work in the North Sea.According to Damen, this is the first vessel purpose-built for the transfer and accommodation of offshore personnel and aims to maximise working time and staff retention.“The design guarantees fast, safe and comfortable access to turbines, at lower cost, up to 80% of the time, including in worst case scenario Central North Sea conditions, resulting in a vessel capable of providing access up to 3.1 metre Hs,” Damen claims.The SOV with walk-to-work access is able to remain at sea for periods up to one month. Accommodation is provided on board for up to 45 turbine maintenance personnel and 15 crew members. “The development of this vessel has started with a blank sheet of paper, as opposed to being an evolved version of an existing design. It has been tailored specifically to the needs of the offshore wind industry. This is the first time that a wind farm operations and maintenance vessel has been designed exclusively for this purpose. Great care has been taken, over 2 years of development, to ensure suitability to the tasks for which it is designed,” says Damen Business Development Manager, Peter Robert.The vessel’s hull, at 90 metres, is longer than that of a conventional platform supply vessel and the bow section has been lowered by 1.5 metres to create a V-shape, cutting slamming and facilitating inclusion and improved offshore operation of the bow thrusters.The aft ship has been adapted specifically to the tasks that the vessel is designed for, including stern to waves operations. The design includes a diesel-electric main propulsion system, which powers twin azimuth thrusters.“The symmetric profile is created by locating the superstructure amidships instead of bow mounted. Because of this, the wind induced moment is less, resulting in lower required bow thruster power. The four split configuration of the main switchboard enables us to divide the generator sets more efficiently than in conventional arrangements with two switchboards,” adds Mr Robert.last_img read more

Demandes acceptées pour les conseils juridictionnels

first_imgLe gouvernement provincial accepte encore une fois les demandes de personnes qui souhaitent être nommées aux commissions, agences et conseils juridictionnels. Les commissions, agences et conseils juridictionnels, qui ont des fonctions quasi-judiciaires, jouent différents rôles et servent des intérêts divers, et sont établis par une loi ou un règlement. Ils examinent la preuve, formulent des constatations en fait et en droit, et prennent des décisions qui ont une incidence sur la liberté, la sécurité ou les garanties juridiques d’une personne. Les membres des conseils doivent mettre en pratique les principes juridiques ainsi que les principes professionnels et techniques pour prendre les décisions qu’ils doivent prendre. « Les membres de nos conseils juridictionnels sont essentiels à l’administration de notre gouvernement et permettent de s’assurer que le processus est démocratique, a dit Frank Corbett, vice-président du Conseil exécutif. La participation des Néo-Écossais au processus est donc primordiale. » Les nominations aux commissions, agences et conseils juridictionnels sont basées sur le mérite, qui est déterminé par une évaluation objective des compétences et des qualités des candidats possibles et des besoins particuliers de la commission, de l’agence ou du conseil. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le processus juridictionnel, les profils des postes à pourvoir au sein des conseils, les possibilités actuelles et la façon de présenter une demande, consultez le site Web www.gov.ns.ca/exec_council/abc ou communiquez avec le bureau du Conseil exécutif au 902-424-4877 ou au numéro sans frais 1-866-206-6844. Le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse a adopté une politique d’équité en matière d’emploi, et nous invitons les demandes de personnes autochtones, afro-néo-écossaises et membres d’autres groupes raciaux visibles, des personnes handicapées et des femmes. Si vous êtes membre d’un de ces groupes, nous vous encourageons à l’indiquer dans votre formulaire de demande, votre lettre de présentation ou votre curriculum vitæ. La date limite pour la présentation des demandes est le 17 mai.last_img read more

China regrets Irans decision to exceed uranium limit

first_imgBeijing: China said Tuesday it regrets Iran’s decision to exceed a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal, but said US “maximum pressure is the root cause” of tensions. Iran said Monday it had made good on its warning that it would breach the limit, prompting US President Donald Trump to warn that Tehran was “playing with fire”. The United States withdrew from the nuclear deal last year and hit Iran’s crucial oil exports and financial transactions as well as other sectors with biting sanctions. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’Tehran, which has sought to pressure the remaining parties to save the deal, announced on May 8 that it would no longer respect the limit set on its enriched uranium and heavy water stockpiles. It threatened to abandon further nuclear commitments unless the remaining partners — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — helped it circumvent sanctions, especially to sell its oil. “China regrets the measures taken by Iran, but at the same time, we have emphasised on many previous occasions that the US’s maximum pressure is the root cause of the current tensions,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a press briefing.last_img read more

New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

“Sri Lanka and New Zealand are complementary economies. There is potential for greater trade both ways,” said McClay, and added that any deal could include “other like-minded nations.” New Zealand, a small island nation heavily dependent on international trade, is closely watching developments as growing U.S. protectionism threatens the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed by 12 nations last year, which incoming President Donald Trump has pledged to abandon. Wellington is focussing on getting a number of new trade deals and existing pact upgrades off the ground, including one with the European Union.McClay has also said it would be “interesting” to see whether momentum builds around the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, an Asian trade pact that includes China and India, if the United States pulls out of the TPP. Trade with Sri Lanka is currently modest, at NZ$307 million in the year to October 2016. Sri Lanka is a major buyer of New Zealand’s main goods export, dairy products, with exports last year worth NZ$240 million. (Colombo Gazette) New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each other’s nations and are considering a free trade agreement, the Pacific country’s trade minister said on Friday, according to the Reuters news agency.New Zealand trade minister Todd McClay and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed officials to consider a framework to boost economic ties, which could result in a free trade deal, McClay said in a statement after the two met this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos. read more

5 accused of diverting federal stimulus aid meant for Montana tribe

5 accused of diverting federal stimulus aid meant for Montana tribe AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GREAT FALLS, Mont. – A Chippewa Cree tribal leader, a former state lawmaker and three others used a fake billing system and a shell company to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus aid meant for the Montana tribe, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.The Chippewa Cree Tribe received $33 million in federal funding between 2009 and 2010 for construction of a $361 million pipeline to supply fresh drinking water for the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and surrounding counties in northern Montana. Most of that $33 million came from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment act, also known as the stimulus.The CEO of the tribal company that headed the pipeline project, Chippewa Cree Construction Corp., awarded contracts and authorized cash transfers in a complex web of transactions to embezzle and launder the money, according to the indictment unsealed Tuesday.The cash ended up in the bank accounts of intermediaries and in a tribal rodeo account controlled by tribal council member John Chance Houle.More than $100,000 was used to start a Billings pipe supply company owned by the construction company’s CEO and contracting officer, former Rep. Tony Belcourt. His new company, MT Waterworks, was later awarded a $633,000 stimulus contract to supply the water pipeline project.Another $62,000 was used to buy a house in Box Elder in the name of Belcourt’s wife, Hailey Lee Belcourt.It is unclear what happened to the rest of the money after it was parked in the rodeo account, the account of a consulting firm and in the personal account of the woman who ran the consulting firm.Federal prosecutors are seeking the return of $311,000, the real estate that was purchased and ownership of MT Waterworks.Houle, the Belcourts, Tammy Leischner, and her husband, Mark Leischner, were arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Great Falls on 17 charges of theft, fraud and money laundering. Each charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of between five and 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.They pleaded not guilty and were released on their own recognizance.Tammy Leischner’s father, James Eastlick, will be arraigned at a later date.“There is some truth to it, but it doesn’t add up to a crime,” Belcourt’s attorney, Chuck Watson, said of the allegations in the indictment.The indictment alleges Belcourt transferred $165,000 in federal funds to Tammy Leischner’s newly created consulting firm in Laurel, T Leischner Consulting, in February 2010, then opened a bank account for his new company, MT Waterworks.A little more than a week later, Leischner’s father transferred $101,000 from the consulting firm’s account to the MT Waterworks, according to the indictment.Prosecutors say the consulting firm was simply a shell company used to embezzle stimulus money from the Chippewa Cree Construction Corp.’s account.That March and April, Belcourt conducted a series of complex financial transactions involving the consulting firm and legitimate companies in Colorado and Missouri to pay for the shipment of water pipe from Denver to Montana, prosecutors said.The result was that the transportation costs were overbilled by $311,000, money that ended up in Leichsner’s consulting company’s account, according to prosecutors.In May 2010, Eastlick transferred $200,000 from the consulting firm’s account to the Chippewa Cree Rodeo Association bank account. The next month, Houle issued two checks totalling $133,000 to M. Leischner, which were deposited into Mark and Tammy Leischner’s personal bank account, the indictment says.Using the money in that personal account, Tammy Leischner bought a cashier’s check in the amount of $62,062 in July. The check was used to complete the purchase of a home on the Rocky Boy’s reservation with the title in the name of Hailey Belcourt, according to the indictment.The federal Bureau of Reclamation in March temporarily halted funding for the pipeline after learning that federal money was missing from the tribal construction company’s bank account.Former tribal chairman Ken Blatt St. Marks, who was ousted by Houle and the other council members earlier this year, has said he reported federal funds for the water pipeline project was missing and that he and the council replaced the money from other revenue.The former chairman once tried to fire Belcourt as head of the construction company, but the other council members later rehired Belcourt while St. Marks was out of town, St. Marks said.Tribal attorney Dan Belcourt, Tony Belcourt’s cousin, has said the tribe is “actively working with BOR on the issues.” by Matt Volz, The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2013 1:21 pm MDT read more

Pension plan session to be rescheduled

An upcoming Brock University pension plan information session has been postponed.The session to review the operation of the plan was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, but will now be held at a later date.More information on the rescheduled information session will be posted on the Focus on Learning site.

Only God can help us ex sugar worker tells Union on

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetter: Advertisement in Kaieteur reaches a new low in seeking to disparage GAWUJune 16, 2017In “Letters”Letter: GAWU willing to assist GuySuCo in sugar industry turn aroundOctober 12, 2017In “Letters”LETTER: Sugar workers opposed to Govt’s plan to close estatesSeptember 18, 2017In “latest news” Herlene Lewis, who was employed at Skeldon, said she was “…very disturbed, very disturbed especially for the young people what are they going to do, crime rate is also on the increase in the entire Guyana and not only Skeldon but the entire Guyana…education wise some people just came out of high school, graduates from the University of Guyana but they cannot get a job, what will these people do?”. She went on to say “…as far as I am concern this nation has become a stagnated nation and only God can help us”.Former sugar workers protesting their estate closure in 2017The now former, currently jobless, sugar workers have shared the hardships they have and are facing as their Union, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) reflects on its 42nd anniversary of the Recognition and Avoidance and Settlement of Disputes Agreement that it signed with the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo) on February 27, 1976.The agreement legitimized the GAWU as the bargaining agent on behalf of the thousands of sugar workers employed in the industry’s fields and factories.The agreement was described as a landmark moment in the ongoing struggles of the sugar workers, who like all workers, are seeking to be treated with respect and dignity, to have their rights and conditions protected.GAWU in a statement said that “as we reflect with pride on the challenges we overcame, and the several success we recorded, we do so looking to the future with great anxiety and worry about what tomorrow and the days after that will bring.”The incumbent Administration “without any sound logic or even any credible economic justification have taken decisions to close sugar estates and have put thousands of workers on the breadline in the last two (2) years. These decisions which can be described as reckless, heartless and ill-considered have taken a heavy toll in the sugar belt where estates have been closed” said GAWU.GAWU quoted former Rose Hall worker, Glendon Grant who said “…people in the community are frustrated, personally I am frustrated, every morning I wake up I don’t know what to do”.Grant, went on to say, “…you can’t deprive people of their livelihood, this Government didn’t think what it would do, it didn’t see the negative impact it would have on people life…”.Moreover, an ex-cane harvester of Wales, Michael Chootoo, shared that “…we ain’t get no wuk [work], we ain’t get no severance, we ain’t get no nothing…”. Chootoo said he “…is not getting no job, he ain’t getting no money and he got pickney [children] going to school…”.According to workers Union however, “the workers faced with daunting challenges brought about by an uncaring Government did not give up hope. They stood up and defended militantly their jobs, their families and their communities. They demonstrated an indomitable will to succeed and to call attention to and overcome their plight.”“While we know this is not the outcome neither the workers nor the GAWU wanted, the workers can hold their heads high and once again recognize an abiding lesson of working-class history, that is, in authoritarian, class divided societies, the elites holding the reins of power, never or hardly ever ensure justice for the working-class. Thus, the struggle for real, pro-working people change must continue” said GAWU.According to workers Union “history and future generations of Guyanese will condemn harshly those who advanced, approved and implemented the plans which affected so many ordinary people.” read more

Orange cède et souvre à la VoIP

first_imgOrange cède et s’ouvre à la VoIPFrance – A la fois précurseur dans l’Hexagone et en retard par rapport à de nombreux opérateurs étrangers, Orange vient de débloquer la VoIP sur son réseau 3G.La VoIP, comprendre “voix sur réseau IP”, permet de passer des appels téléphoniques via Internet. Le plus connu des logiciels offrant ce type de service est probablement Skype.Depuis le 31 mars dernier, Orange est le premier opérateur français à permettre à ses abonnés de passer des appels via Internet sur son réseau 3G. Un choix qui a été fait par défaut, davantage pour suivre les tendances que par volonté de fournir une nouvelle offre avantageuse. Cette option est facturée 15 euros par mois, sauf pour les abonnés ayant souscrit un forfait Origami version plus, iPhone ou Jet pour un minimum de 3 heures de communication. Le 14 avril 2010 à 12:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Replacement levies passing in three small districts; Hockinson tech levy failing

first_imgReplacement levies at three Clark County small school districts were passing in Tuesday’s special election, but a technology levy in Hockinson was failing.Hockinson, Ridgefield and Mount Pleasant were all running replacement three-year operations levies.Hockinson’s replacement levy was passing with 50.32 percent of the vote. Ridgefield’s was passing with 56.22 percent of the vote. Mount Pleasant’s was passing with 53.85 percent of the vote in ballots cast in both Clark and Skamania countiesHockinson’s three-year technology levy was losing with 47.74 percent support.This was Hockinson’s second time running both levies in recent months, as each failed in February. The operations levy received 52.54 percent of the vote against, and the technology levy failed with 53.94 percent of the vote against it in February.The district is seeking $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for all three years of the replacement levy, the maximum that can be requested in the new state funding model. That money would be used to keep class sizes down and to help fund special education programs, extracurricular activities and athletics.The technology levy would start in 2020, at a cost of 45 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, followed by 40 cents per $1,000 in 2021 and 36 cents per $1,000 in 2022. The money would be used for technology refreshes, safety and security upgrades, heating and cooling improvements and building capital improvements.last_img read more

Bayer Issues Voluntary Recall of AlkaSeltzer Plus® Products Due to Labelling Error

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that:Were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018.Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall (please see attached photos). (PRNewsfoto/Bayer)… Consumers who purchased packages of Alka-Seltzer Plus that are being recalled should stop using the product and contact Bayer with questions, to report any issues experienced or for instructions about how to receive a refund. Bayer is notifying retailers electronically and by certified mail and is arranging for return of all recalled product. The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton. The ingredients listed on the front sticker of the carton may potentially be different from the ingredients listed on the back of the carton. This may lead consumers to ingest a product to which they may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction, an ingredient which may be contraindicated for their medical condition or they intend to otherwise avoid. There may be potential for serious health consequences. To date, no complaint has been received that resulted in an adverse health consequence. The Alka-Seltzer Plus products subject to the recall are intended to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with cold and flu, such as cough, congestion, fever and/or mucus. Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Bayer Consumer Relations at:1-800-986-0369 (available Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET). Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. Consumers may also report adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htmRegular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/medwatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Contact:Jennifer BrendelBayer U.S.Email: jennifer.brendel@bayer.comOffice: 862-404-7025Mobile: 862-246-5028Bayer® and the Bayer Cross® are registered trademarks of Bayer.Forward-Looking StatementsThis release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.SOURCE BayerRelated Linkshttp://www.bayer.uslast_img read more

Feige Losing Stoltze Wins MatSu Legislative Races

first_imgUnofficial results of Tuesday’s primary election are in, and it looks like there may be one upset in the Valley.Mat-Su Borough Assemblyman Jim Colver could upset incumbent Eric Feige for the Republican nomination for the House District 9 race. With only one precinct still to be counted in the district after midnight this morning, Colver had a little over 36 percent of the vote in the three-way race.“I guess we are in a wait and see position here,” Colver said. “We don’t know what precincts out yet. And we have a lot of absentees. I’m glad we’re up, but it’s a long way from being over.”George Rauscher was close, with 34 percent of the vote, but incumbent Feige lagged behind both challengers with 29.5 percent.  Absentee ballots have yet to be counted.It came as no surprise that former state representative Bill Stoltze has won the Republican nod for the Senate District F candidacy in November. Stoltze took the lead early in the evening, and finished the night with almost 71 percent of the vote, while challenger DeLena Johnson gained only a little more than 29 percent after all the precincts were in. Stoltze said at Election Central in Anchorage that he’s looking forward to the general election. “A lot of it is not new, because I have been representing the whole Valley, trying to look beyond boundaries. And I’ve routinely done a good job representing Palmer even thought it wasn’t in the district. And other areas, so I think that those kinds of things paid off, that I didn’t pay attention to the boundaries, arbitrary poliltical lines. We tried to take care of the Valley as a whole. You do one thing for one part of the Valley and it benefits the whole Valley.”Stoltze will face Democrat Pat Chesbro in November for the new Senate F seat, which links Anchorage suburbs of Chugiak and Peters Creek, with the greater Palmer area in the Matanuska Valley.The Republican race between two first-time candidates for the House District 12 candidacy went to Cathy Tilton. Tilton, a former legislative staffer, finished the night with more than 64 percent of the vote.“I think the key to the support in all the precincts was just really the boots on the ground, going door to door and talking to the people, listening,” Tilton said. “Not even just talking to them but listening to them, and that’s probably more important than talking to them.”Mat-Su Borough Assemblyman Ron Arvin took 35.6 percent of the vote.In other contested legislative races on Tuesday:House District 1.Republicans. Gregory Bringhurst defeated Jomo Stewart..House District 2.Democrats. Larry Murakami defeated Uriah Nalikak.House District 3.Republicans. Tammie Wilson was ahead of Doug Isaacson.House District 6.Republicans. David Talerico defeated Thomas Dunning.House District 16.Republicans. Don Hadley defeated Kevin Kastner.House District 21.Republicans. Anand Dubey defeated Matt Fagnani.House District 22.Republicans. Liz Vazquez was ahead of Sherri Jackson.House District 32.Republicans. Louise Stutes defeated Carol Austerman and Rich Walker.House District 36.Republicans. Chere Klein was ahead of Patti Mackey and Agnes Moran.House District 40.Democrats. Benjamin Nageak was ahead of Dean Westlake.last_img read more

Jet Airways confirms largestever order for 75 Boeing 737 aircraft delivery in

first_imgAirline major Jet Airways on Monday confirmed its largest-ever fleet order for 75 Boeing 737 ‘Max’ aircraft.The order, which includes options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft, was signed at the Dubai Airshow.”This order is an endorsement of our confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy, and offers tremendous potential for growth and development,” Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal said.”Jet Airways has led the path in Indian aviation, providing enhanced connectivity between domestic and international sectors. We are aligned with the Government of India’s mission to provide affordable air connectivity to the people across the country” he added.The company said that the transaction will be completely financed and managed through a sale and lease back arrangement, which will be signed, when Jet Airways takes delivery of the aircraft starting in 2018. “These new generation aircraft are highly fuel efficient and will help drive our operational efficiency,” Cramer Ball, chief executive of Jet Airways spoke about the aircraft’s fuel efficiency. Ball’s views were corroborated by Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ president and chief executive Ray Conner.”The 737 MAX will bring new standards for fuel efficiency and economics, and a premium passenger experience to Jet Airways,” Conner said.The 737 ‘Max’ incorporates the latest technologies such as ‘CFM International LEAP-1B’ engines, advance winglets and other improvements to deliver greater efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort.The new aircraft are expected to support Jet Airways’ replacement strategy and ensure it maintains a modern and environmentally friendly fleet.Jet Airways, currently has a fleet of 115 aircraft, which includes a mix of state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300 ERs (extended range), Airbus A330-200/300, next generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.The company has one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the region, with an average age of 6.04 years. The airline operates flights to 73 destinations spanning the length and breadth of India and abroad.last_img read more

Lightning kills two in Bagerhat

first_imgLightning strikeTwo people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured in separate lightning strikes in Morelganj and Sadar upazilas of Bagerhat on Tuesday, reports UNB.In Moreljganj, Bikash Mridha, 50, son of Romen Mridha of Kumarijola village, was killed and Subhash Talukder, 48, injured as they were struck by a thunderbolt at noon.Officer-in-charge of Morelganj police station Md Rashedul Alam said the duo was working in a fish enclosure when a thunderbolt bore down on them, leaving them severely injured.Bikash was declared dead at Sadar Hospital.Shree Debi, 30, wife of Sujeet, was injured in separate incident of lighting strike in Joymoni Katakhal area of the upazila. She was taken to the Upazila Health Complex in a critical condition.In Sadar upazila, housewife Shampa Rani Mondal was severely injured after being hit by lightning when she went to a field to call the cattle home amid rain.Bemorta union parishad chairman Monwar Hossain said after being taken to the hospital, physicians declared Shampa dead.last_img read more

Student street protest in frames

first_imgStudents on Wednesday resumed their street protest in the capital’s Bashundhara residential area on Wednesday demanding safe roads, a day after the death of a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).A student is holding a placard reading ‘we want justice’ while attending a protest demanding safe roads after death of an undergraduate student in a road crash on Pragati Sarani road in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamStudents lay seize on Pragati Sarani road, one of the major roads in the Dhaka city, in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamStudents flood Pragati Sarani road in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamStudents shout slogans while participating in a street protest in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamStudents shout slogans while attending a street protest in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamA student is attending a seize on Pragati Sarani road in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamA student shouts slogans while attending a street protest in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamStudents lay seize on Pragati Sarani road, one of the major roads in the Dhaka city, in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus SalamA student shouts slogans while attending a street protest in Bashundhara residential area of the capital. Photo: Abdus Salamlast_img read more

Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of A Bad Plan

first_img Share Aşkın Dursun KAMBEROĞLU/Getty ImagesI guess it’s too late to change my mind.You’re in your car, heading for an intersection. The light turns yellow, so you decide to hit the gas. Then you see a police car.Almost instantly, you know that stomping on the accelerator is a big mistake. But there’s a good chance you’ll do it anyway, says Susan Courtney, a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.That’s because as one area of your brain is recognizing that police car, other areas have already begun carrying out your original plan to accelerate. “Even if you haven’t actually started moving your foot, your brain has already initiated that plan,” Courtney says.And stopping a plan once it’s underway requires a lot of brainpower, Courtney and a team of researchers report in the journal Neuron. “It’s complicated,” she says.The team monitored the brain activity of 21 people and one monkey as they encountered a situation that’s a bit like approaching an intersection when the light turns yellow.Participants were asked to focus on a central point on a screen and wait for a target to appear somewhere else. Sometimes they were allowed to do the natural thing and shift their gaze to the target when it appeared.Other times, they got a visual cue to overrule the impulse to shift their gaze. In other words, they had to cancel an action the brain was already planning to carry out.The study found that stopping an action required three key brain areas to communicate with eight other areas. Previous research had suggested fewer areas were required.The team also found that all the communication had to occur within about one-tenth of a second of when a participant saw the cue not to move their eye. After that, a signal has already been sent to the eye muscles and there is no way to stop it, Courtney says.This lag is why we experience that awful, fleeting moment when our brain knows we shouldn’t stomp on the gas, but our foot does it anyway. “If the signal has already been sent you can watch it happen without being able to stop it,” Courtney says.The brain’s stop system appears to be involved in a lot more than just controlling our bodies. “It’s not just about stopping your foot or your eyes, it’s about changing your plan about anything,” Courtney says.One function of the brain systems that stop an action may be helping us avoid danger, says Russ Poldrack, a professor of psychology at Stanford University who was not part of the study.“People now think that some of these same systems are involved in being more cautious in making choices, taking fewer risks,” he says.Also, there’s growing evidence that these systems are faulty in people who have suffered brain damage or who abuse drugs, Poldrack says, adding that years ago, his lab did a study of people who take methamphetamine.“Methamphetamine abusers were worse at stopping themselves on these very simple tasks and their ability to stop themselves related to how much craving they had for the drug,” he says. The craving seemed to be interfering with the brain’s ability to change a plan it knows is a bad idea.Ultimately, understanding the brain’s stop system may help us understand the success of our species, Poldrack says.“The thing that humans do better than any other species is adapt ourselves to the world when things change,” he says.Poldrack agrees with most of what the Neuron study found, though he’d like to see a larger study before concluding that all the brain areas interact the way Courtney thinks they do.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Twitch Hires Sarah Iooss Former Mic and Viacom Exec as Head of

first_img Popular on Variety Iooss came to Mic a little less than two years ago, after working at Viacom for over 13 years. Most recently at Viacom, she was senior VP of business development, overseeing strategic partnerships across the company’s digital, mobile and data-driven marketing footprints, and had been SVP of digital ad sales for the music and entertainment groups. Twitch has tapped Sarah Iooss, most recently EVP of revenue at millennial-news startup Mic, to lead the advertising sales team in North America for the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform focused on video gaming.Iooss will be based in New York, reporting to chief revenue officer Walker Jacobs, who joined Twitch last fall after serving as Fandom’s COO.Iooss exits Mic about six months after Bustle Digital Group’s acquisition of Mic, the struggling that laid off nearly all of its editorial staff. Last month, Vice Media hired former Mic publisher Cory Haik as its chief digital officer.Other recent high-level executive hires at Twitch include CFO Michelle Weaver, formerly chief financial officer of Hired. Sara Clemens, previously with Pandora, LinkedIn and Microsoft, was named Twitch’s chief operating officer in January 2018.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more