Pirates keep slate spotless, hand Knights first loss

first_imgMOST READ Romeo a champ, finally Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting St. Benilde struggled with JRU’s press, indeed, and turned the ball over 36 times but fortunately for the Blazers, the Bombers collected just 13 points from those errors.Yankie Haruna was the sole Blazer in double digits as he scored 19 points.CSB ended a two-game slide to go to 1-2 while JRU, under new head coach Louie Gonzales, fell to 0-2.In the high school division, National University survived a furious battle with La Salle Greenhills to prevail, 86-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Down 48-61 after a triple from Letran’s Fran Yu, the Pirates turned to twins JC and JV Marcelino to shred the Knights’ defense and spearhead a 9-0 run that trimmed the deficit to four.Nzeusseu finished with 20 points and 10 boards as Lyceum climbed to the Group B lead. Raymar Caduyac and JC Marcelino each added 18 while Jayson David chipped in 11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAllen Mina’s 30 points went down the drain for Letran. Mina also had six triples as he helped the Knights control the match early.Yu and Tommy Olivario added 15 and 10 points respectively. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss In another seniors match, the College of St. Benilde Blazers blasted the pesky Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 79-56, for their first win in three matches.The Blazers built leads of as many as 20 after a 20-6 start but the Bombers seemed to find a way to crawl back, with guard MJ dela Virgen knocking down a turnaround jumper that trimmed the lead to 55-50.But back-to-back boo-boos by the Bombers blunted their momentum and the Blazers went to Unique Naboa and Yankie Haruna for a 14-2 blast that opened up a 69-55 gap.“Their press gave us some problems and that is something we have to address especially when the NCAA season opens,” coach TY Tang said. “Luckily, our outside shots started falling for us.”“I hope that Unique will find the consistency come the NCAA season,” added Tang of his third-year point guard who grew up in New Zealand.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum rallied from 13 points down to keep its slate clean and hand Letran their first defeat, 101-95, in the the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre on Friday.A couple of put-backs, one each from big man Mike Nzeusseu and guard JC Marcelino gave the Pirates a pivotal 96-93 lead in the stretch that greased Lyceum’s path to a 3-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more

Ashwin-Jadeja emerge as India’s deadliest spin duo

first_imgSpin bowling even more than batting in Tests is a game of partnerships. In Ashwin and Jadeja, Team India may have found its deadliest spin bowling combination. In just 22 innings bowling together, the duo has the best average per wickets claimed amongst all our spin legends and also the best strike rate in Indian Test history. The duo have a long way to go yet, but surely they have the potential to deliver for years to come. Ashwin-Jadeja have bagged 136 wickets wile bowling together and are a long way short of the 501 wickets claimed by our most successful pair of Kumble and Bhajji. However while Kumble-Bhajji combo claimed a wicket every 11th over, Ashwin and Jadeja send an opposition batsman home in under 8 overs. The current Indian duo also concede only 18 runs per wicket as compared to Kumble and Bhajji who conceded over 30 runs per wicket. (Also read: My partnership with Anil Kumble a match made in heaven: Ravichandran Ashwin) Jadeja got the man-of-the-match award in Kanpur, but his 5-for in the 1st innings came after much struggle as India had failed to break the Williamson-Latham partnership on Day 2. “Whenever we don’t get regular wickets, we talk a lot. When Latham and Williamson were batting so well in the first innings, Ashwin and I talked in the break and we discussed what lines to bowl and what angles to use. We discussed whether we should bowl wider of the crease and where exactly to pitch”, explained Jadeja after the match. Ashwin-Jadeja stormed back on Day-3 and claimed 9-wickets between them in the 1st innings and seven in the second innings. Ashwin has credited coach Kumble for the turnaround. “My partnership with Kumble is a match made in heaven. He comes down and gives me more options that I can actually execute, so that is something I am really enjoying. The communication channel is pretty clear. We don’t feed a lot of information to Jaddu before a Test. Whatever Anil has to say to him, he tells me, I pass that information on to him in the field”, said Ashwin.  Jadeja who claimed a 5-for in the 1st innings played his role to perfection in the 2nd innings. He kept things tight from his end, not conceding any runs in 17 of his 34 overs. “The ball wasn’t turning from the stump line in the first innings, so we were trying to mix the pace. Obviously Ashwin is a very good bowler on slow turning wickets and I would like to congratulate him for 200 wickets. I enjoy bowling with him”, said Jadeja. (Also read: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin script 197-run victory in India’s historic 500th Test) The duo will get an opportunity to bowl a lot together with India playing 12 more Tests this season.advertisementlast_img read more

What’s that thing protruding out of Sonakshi Sinha’s short skirt?

first_imgEvery fashion trend that hits the Indian entertainment industry goes through a phase of transformation. We’re hoping that this latest new trend that Sonakshi Sinha is trying to sport also goes through the same process, and only betters with time.So, Sonakshi Sinha has been actively promoting her upcoming film, Ittefaq, of late. Recently, during a public appearance for the same, the Lootera actress was spotted wearing this Appapop outfit that comprised the dust-brown high-waist, short skirt and a rather unlikely crisp, white shirt.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/mohitrai To begin with, the fit and make of that skirt is just beautiful. And though we love the sleeves and the collar on that shirt, what’s weird is the torn hemline that’s peeping out of Sona’s skirt. While we really do like the idea, a neater, finely trimmed hemline would’ve uplifted the whole look, instead of making it look shabby, as it is now.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/mohitrai Sonakshi got her choice of shoes just right, though–those transparent Steve Madden sandals did wonders for the look, while letting Sonakshi Sinha flaunt her tribal foot tattoo like a boss.Basically, it’s a really good attire gone wrong because of just that one, tiny thing. Probably try cleaner lines next time, Sona?last_img read more

ICC cricket World Cup 2019: Karunaratne named Sri Lanka’s ODI captain, Malinga ousted

first_imgVeteran pacer Lasith Malinga was sacked as ODI skipper with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Wednesday naming Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne to lead the country at the 50 over World cup in England beginning May 30.The World cup squad will be announced Thursday, SLC said.”Karunaratne’s appointment was ratified by the Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports Honorable Harin Fernando,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a release.The 31-year-old Karunaratne, who didn’t play a single ODI since the 2015 World Cup, has only featured in 17 ODIs and averages 15.83 with a high score of 60.He will replace Malinga, who had captained the team during the 0-5 loss to South Africa in the ODI series.Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to a World T20 trophy in 2014, had personal disagreements with the team management and certain senior players, which also soured his stint as captain.Karunaratne, a Test opener, forced himself into the ODI captaincy following his success in the Test arena. He led Sri Lanka to a historic 2-0 Test triumph in South Africa and made Sri Lanka the only Asian side to win a Test series in South Africa.The other option was Angelo Mathews, who has been Sri Lanka’s ODI captain in two separate stints before. But Mathews is said to have declined the offer to captain citing his disagreements with coach Chandika Hathurusinghe.The news will come as a blow for Malinga, who had played a domestic match in Kandy, only 14 hours after playing an IPL match for his franchise Mumbai Indians in Mumbai, earlier this month.advertisementApart from Malinga and Mathews, Sri Lanka had also tried Dinesh Chandimal and Thisara Perera to lead the side at various stages over the past two years since the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in 2014.The team’s fortune dwindled as it slipped in ICC rankings in all formats since then.Also Read | Scared to bowl against Hardik Pandya at the World Cup: Lasith MalingaAlso Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan squad to be announced on Thursday with two reservesAlso Read | England leave Jofra Archer out of preliminary 2019 ICC World Cup squadlast_img read more

Watch MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh’s fun banter ahead of India-Pakistan clash

first_img Next India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 15, 2019UPDATED: June 15, 2019 18:23 IST MS Dhoni made a guest appearance during Harbhajan Singh’s interview with India Today (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni shared a fun banter with Harbhajan Singh at the Old Trafford groundTeam India are getting ready to face arch-rivals Pakistan in their fourth game in World Cup 2019India have a 6-0 head-to-head advantage over Pakistan in the World CupHarbhajan Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni shared a fun moment on the sidelines of the ground in Manchester on Saturday Indian players practiced hard for the upcoming mega-clash against Pakistan in the World Cup 2019 on Sunday (June 16).Harbhajan Singh, who is in England as part of the TV commentators’ panel, was giving an interview to India Today’s Vikrant Gupta about the match between India and Pakistan when he saw Dhoni walking by.Dhoni to Harbhajan as he walked by and the two had a brief banter with Harbhajan telling Dhoni that next year he could be a father once again.India and Pakistan are going to face off in the World Cup for the 7th time on Sunday with the Men in Blue holding a 6-0 advantage over their arch rivals. But rain looms large over the big-ticket match as weather forecast doesn’t look too good for Sunday.”I have been at the stadium for quite some time. There are a few wet patches but not a lot of them. I expect a full 50-over match tomorrow. However, if it rains then it depends on how much because the drainage at Old Trafford is not that great. This is a sand-based ground. If it rains, then it doesn’t soak in.”If a 50-over match happens, India can’t be beaten. Team is in good shape. They are feeling great, the mod in the camp is high and I just spoke to the players. They are looking very relaxed,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.advertisementLooking at the conditions in Old Trafford and the weather forecast for Sunday, Harbhajan also feels that India might look to play an extra seamer in Mohammed Shami in place of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.”We have been talking a lot about the match, building it up. The excitement is high because heroes can be made during India-Pakistan matches but these guys seem to be very relaxed. That’s a good thing. They are taking it like any other game. We know they are a confident, solid team. Let’s pray we get a 50-over game. I think the World Cup starts for India from tomorrow.”Kuldeep Yadav might not play and Shami might play. We are hearing such things. Vijay Shankar should play at No.4. Keeping in mind the wicket and the conditions, Mohammed Shami will get an opportunity to play. Playing 2 spinners might not work because Pakistan are good players of spin as well.”Vijay Shankar should play at No.4. Keeping in mind the wicket and the conditions, Mohammed Shami will get an opportunity to play. Playing 2 spinners might not work because Pakistan are good players of spin as well,” Harbhajan Sing said.Also Read | Rishabh Pant arrives in Manchester, shares a smile with Chacha ChicagoAlso Read | India vs Pakistan in World Cup: Recapping 6 Indian victories from 1992-2015Also Read | World Cup 2019: India won’t be overconfident because of 6-0 record vs Pakistan, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rishabh Pant trains with MS Dhoni ahead of blockbuster World Cup clashFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow India vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019 Watch MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh’s fun banter ahead of India-Pakistan clashHarbhajan Singh, who is in England as part of the TV commentators’ panel, was giving an interview to India Today about the match between India and Pakistan when he saw MS Dhoni walking by.advertisementlast_img read more

Dutch ACM Investigates Possible Bunker Cartel

first_imgzoom An investigation has been launched into a possible cartel in the bunker sector in the Netherlands and Belgium, according to the Dutch competition authority.This investigation involves several companies that are active in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp, which may have concluded illegal price-fixing agreements, according to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).The Dutch Public Prosecution Service provided ACM with valuable information about the bunker sector coming from the police. That information was one of the reasons to launch this investigation. ACM has already conducted several dawn raids in this sector.Fines for cartel activities imposed on companies can be as high as 40 percent of their combined global turnover. The maximum fine on individuals that have exercised leadership over cartels is EUR 900,000.In the coming months, ACM will assess whether the Dutch Competition Act has indeed been violated by investigating the actual practices in greater detail.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Chairs Ceremony to Set up PSA Peugeot Citroen

Rabat – King Mohammed VI chaired, on Friday in Rabat, the signing ceremony of an agreement between Morocco and French group PSA Peugeot Citroen providing for the setting up of an automobile factory in the integrated industrial platform “Atlantic Free Zone” in the region of Gharb Chrarda Bni Hssen.The ceremony started with the screening of a film detailing Morocco’s automobile manufacturing sector goals as identified in the industrial acceleration plan.On the same occasion, Minister for Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy presented the project before the Sovereign, underscoring the beneficial impact of the new car manufacturing plant, the second to be established in Morocco. After highlighting the positive results of the automobile industry as the first exporting sector in Morocco in 2014, Elalamy said that the new plant reflects the trust that Morocco enjoys among leading car manufacturing groups.In this respect, he pointed to the numerous assets that make Morocco an attractive destination for such large-scale investments, notably institutional, political and macro-economic stability, openness and the free-trade agreements that Morocco signed in addition to the structural reforms that helped improve Morocco’s business climate.Elalamy also underscored the quality of Morocco’s infrastructure and its industrial platforms and competitive edge in terms of logistics and connectedness through railways, highways, ports and airports.Equally important is vocational training through the adoption of an innovative strategy that meets the needs of automobile industry, he said, noting that four institutions are delivering training in these regards in the cities of Tangier, Casablanca and Kenitra.Speaking on the same occasion, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën Carlos Antunes Tavares said that the future factory will be completed for a total cost of 6 billion dirhams.The choice to set up the new plant in Morocco was not accidental, he said, adding that Morocco is well-placed to host such a large-scale investment thanks to its political, social, economic, commercial and geographic assets.The new plant will have a production capacity of 200,000 cars and 200,000 motorbikes, Antunes Tavares. This industrial complex will help the French group to increase exports to several markets in Africa and the Middle East, Antunes Tavares added.The factory will be ready in 2019 and will generate 4500 direct jobs and 20,000 indirect.The new plant will also include a research and development center with 1500 engineers and technicians.On this occasion, King Mohammed VI chaired the signing of the agreement and seven annexes relating to the setting up of the new plant of PSA Peugeot Citroen in Morocco.With MAP read more

Vasan warns of protests in Tamil Nadu against Lanka

The party’s agitation was to draw the attention of the State and Central governments to the plight of the fishing community and exert pressure on them to take steps to secure the release of the fishermen, he said. Mr. Vasan also appealed to the Centre to introduce Pamban Express in memory of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The late leader had appealed to the railways to introduce the express with a refrigerator coach for transporting fish from the island, while addressing the centenary celebrations of the bridge in January last, he recalled.Later, accompanied by district president A. Ravichandra Ramavanni and former MLAs Asan Ali and Ram Prabu, the TMC leader called on Mr. Kalam’s elder brother A.P.J.M. Maraikayar at the ‘House of Kalam’ and enquired about his health. (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) in Tamil Nadu will stage State-wide agitation if the 14 Rameswaram fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on a charge of poaching on June 2 were not released at the end of their judicial remand on August 13, party president G.K. Vasan has said.Addressing the fishing community at Thangachimadam near Rameswaram, Vasan, who was on a “Towards the people” programme, said the fishermen were languishing in a jail for more than two months but neither the State nor the Centre bothered to secure their release, The Hindu newspaper reported. Referring to reports that the Lankan authorities delayed the release of the fishermen in view of the Prime Ministerial elections in the island nation, he said that the Centre should categorically tell the island nation that it should not link the fishermen release to the elections. Vasan who listened to the problems of fishermen by holding talks with the leaders of fishermen associations and the womenfolk before addressing the meeting, expressed anguish that political parties approached the fishermen issue with an eye on electoral gains.“The problem should be approached in a humane way,” he said, and declared that the TMC would be in the forefront in the fight to find a lasting solution to the issue. read more

Afghanistan UN finds security in MazariSharif fragile but improving

Reporting the findings of a seven-member assessment team which visited the city on Thursday, spokesman Fred Eckhard told the press in New York that all UN offices in Mazar – except for the one belonging to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – had been rendered non-functional because of looting. All UN vehicles in the city had also been taken. Despite these difficulties, “the team held talks with General Abdurrashid Dostum of the Northern Alliance and other officials there on the progressive return of UN personnel.”The mission also raised concern about the protection of civilians and the condition of the internally displaced in Mazar-i-Sharif, “reminding the authorities that the eyes of the world are on them right now,” he said.Meanwhile, UN officials in Kabul and Islamabad today expressed their deep concern at the situation in Kunduz, stressing that a negotiated arrangement for the surrender of the Taliban forces – if they wished to do so – would not only save both sides from further bloodletting but would also allow the UN and its partners to revive much-needed humanitarian assistance efforts in the area. The UN officials emphasized that under international humanitarian law and UN human rights conventions, members of armed forces who laid down their arms were entitled to be treated humanely, without any adverse distinctions based on race, colour, religion or other such criteria.In another development, UNICEF today announced that its Executive Director, Carol Bellamy, is scheduled leave this weekend on a trip that will take her to Afghanistan and Pakistan to survey the difficult conditions facing millions of children in a region stricken by drought, displacement, disease and conflict. She will reach the region on Friday following stops in London, Dublin and Geneva.Ms. Bellamy said her trip to the Afghan region would emphasize the critical role children will play in the healthy, future development of Afghanistan. “With winter arriving in Afghanistan at the same time as a new set of political circumstances come into view, this is a crucial time,” she said. “As we plan for the reconstruction of this country’s education system, health care network, and other basic services for children, we cannot forget the immediate needs that must be met over the next difficult months.” read more

Albouystown man remanded over alleged attempted murder

An Albouystown block maker was today (Tuesday), remanded to prison after it was revealed that the man he allegedly attempted to murder is still hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), suffering a punctured lungs.Twenty-seven-year-old, Malcolm Culley of Lot 154 Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, was not allowed to plea to the indictable charge read to him by the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.That charge alleged that he, on May 18 2018 at the said Albouystown, with intent to commit murder wounded Rawle Khan.The Attorney of the accused, George Thomas requested for bail be granted in a reasonable sum revealing that his client, who is a father of one, is expecting another child shortly.He highlighted that Culley has no previous matters in the Courts and does not pose a flight risk.However, Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield objected to this and revealed that Khan is not out of danger suffering a punctured lungs, broken ribs and multiple lacerations in the male surgical ward of GPHC.As such, bail was denied and Culley was remanded to prison to return on June 11 2018. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBlock maker charged with murder released on bailJuly 26, 2018In “Court”Duo remanded for 2014 murder of businesswomanApril 3, 2019In “Court”Teen accused of attempted murder remandedFebruary 20, 2018In “Court” read more

IHF Super Globe 2013 Barca and Sahel at semis – HSV first

← Previous Story IHF world’s best coaches 2012: Rivera and Hergeirsson Next Story → Richard Stochl to Motor Zaporozhye DohaIHF Super Globe 2013QatarQatar handball Second day of the IHF Super Globe 2013 was easy one for European teams, HSV and F.C Barcelona. After surprising draw in the first match, German HSV Handball  had only easy training against Sydney 35:15 during which some key players as Domagoj Duvnjak got a “free afternoon”.STATISTICSIn the same group, two Qatari teams, Al Sadd and El Jaish played 22:22. The semi-finalist will be known after last round matches.STATISTICSF.C Barcelona had easy job against Brazilian team – Taubate 32:18. The main role had goalkeepers Sterbik and Saric with over 50% of saves, while Sorhaindo scored 7 goals.STATISTICSTunisian team ETOILE SPORTIVE DU SAHEL beat domestic Al Rayyan 30:23.STATISTICS read more

Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo

first_imgA SYRIAN PASSENGER plane was forced to land in Ankara this evening on suspicions that it was carrying weapons, Anatolia news agency reported citing officials.“We received information that the plane’s cargo did not comply with rules of civil aviation,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted as saying by the agency.Davutoglu noted that international law would apply if weapons were found on the Syrian aircraft, without elaborating further.The plane carrying 35 passengers was escorted by two Turkish jets to Ankara’s Esenboga Airport for security checks on its cargo by Turkish special operation units.The A-320 plane was travelling from Moscow to Damascus when it was intercepted by Turkish authorities at around 1430 GMT, according to NTV news channel.The search for weapons and ammunition is ongoing.Ankara on Wednesday also warned Turkish airline companies against using Syrian airspace to avoid a possible retaliation from Damascus, NTV added.After that warning, that a Turkish Airlines plane carrying Turkish pilgrims from the northwestern city of Bursa landed urgently in Adana city in the south, according to NTV.The plane is waiting for Ankara’s green light to take off again for its destination in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Tensions between Turkey and Syria have been running high, with sporadic fire exchanges at the border since last Wednesday.Last week, a Syrian shell hit a Turkish border town, killing five civilians – two women and three children.The deadly incident triggered retaliation fire from Turkish artillery units at the border, which has been increasingly fortified by scores of anti-aircraft batteries and Howitzers since the shelling.It also brought on a parliamentary mandate which is valid for one year and which allows the government to authorise cross-border operations in Syria, and to be used “if needed”.The Turkish army also warned earlier Wednesday of a stronger response if Syrian shells continued to land on Turkish soil.Ties between Ankara and Damascus have been dramatically strained since June, when a Turkish jet was brought down by Syrian fire, killing its two pilots onboard.- © AFP, 2012Read: Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire > Read: Turkey authorises military operations in Syria >last_img read more

Les bébés se souviennent des sons entendus dans le ventre de leur

first_imgLes bébés se souviennent des sons entendus dans le ventre de leur mèreUne nouvelle étude révèle que, in utero déjà, les fœtus écoutent et mémorisent les sons perçus. Bien que leur cerveau ne soit pas encore complètement développé, les bébés pourraient alors se rappeler ces sons une fois nés.  Les enfants, dès tout petits, sont capables d’intégrer et de retenir une quantité colossale d’informations de toutes natures. Une capacité fascinante qui contribue grandement à leur développement. Toutefois, de plus en plus d’études affirment que certaines de ces informations pourraient être “absorbées” avant même de naitre.   Dans une nouvelle étude publiée par la revue PNAS, des chercheurs finlandais de l’université d’Helsinki expliquent ainsi avoir découvert que les bébés seraient aussi capables de se souvenir des sons perçus in utero. “En plaçant une main sur la bouche et en parlant, on peut avoir une idée assez juste de ce qu’un fœtus entend lorsqu’il est dans le ventre de sa mère, séparée des bruits extérieurs par l’abdomen”, explique Eino Partanen, le principal auteur de ces recherches, le bébé “peut alors distinguer le rythme des sons et de la musique”.  Toutefois, le chercheur rappelle que le cerveau du fœtus n’est pas encore complètement développé. Les foetus peuvent-ils donc se souvenir de ce qu’ils entendent in utero ? Oui, selon les chercheurs, du moins en partie. Pour en arriver là, l’équipe finlandaise a suivi 33 femmes enceintes divisées en deux groupe. La moitié d’entre elles se sont vus demander d’écouter régulièrement, à partir du septième mois de grossesse, une mélodie simple sur laquelle étaient répétés les sons “tatata”.Un “pseudo-mot” bel et bien retenu “Tatata est un pseudo-mot qui n’a pas de sens mais qui suit les règles de la langue finnoise et aurait donc pu exister” mais “il a trois syllabes donc il est plus difficile à apprendre”, explique Eino Partanen. Selon lui, avec ce morceau, les bébés auraient entendu le mot “tatata” environ 25.000 fois avant la naissance. Pour voir si les nourrissons étaient capables de reconnaître le son “tatata” une fois nés, les chercheurs les ont équipés de capteurs et ont réalisé un électroencéphalogramme (EEG). “Lorsqu’un son est répété régulièrement le cerveau finit par fabriquer un souvenir. En faisant écouter à nouveau ce son, on peut réactiver le zone du cerveau qui l’a emmagasiné”, a préciséM. Partanen, et l’EEG permet d’observer l’activité neuronale et donc en quelque sorte d’étudier la mémoire intra-utérine.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les résultats ont ainsi démontrés que les bébés qui avaient écouté/entendu le morceau pendant leur développement en avaient bel et bien fabriqué un souvenir, ce qui n’était pas le cas des autres enfants. L’analyse des EEG donne même à penser que les nourrissons étaient capables de distinguer le mot “tatata” de ses variantes. Enfin, plus les mamans avaient écouté le disque, plus le signal neuronal associé au mot “tatata” se révélait important. Parlez à bébé ! D’un point de vue pratique, ces résultats devraient encourager les futurs parents à parler calmement et régulièrement à leur bébé au cours de la grossesse, mais aussi de faire attention aux mots qu’ils prononcent en sa présence…Le 2 septembre 2013 à 12:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

An Arsenal legend helped me chose to join Man Utd reveals

first_imgFred has thanked former Arsenal midfielder and agent Gilberto Silva for his role in helping him decide to join Manchester UnitedThe Brazil international turned down offers from Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and some clubs in China to sign for the Red Devils this summer.Fred was officially confirmed as a United player on a five-year deal in June after the club agreed to pay Shakhtar Donetsk £47m.And the 25-year-old has thanked his agent, Gilberto, for helping pave the way to Old Trafford.Gilberto played for Arsenal for five years and was a key member of the famous “Invincibles” squad that went the entire 2003/04 season unbeaten.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Gilberto was a top midfielder who played for Arsenal,” Fred told the club website.“But he has a lot of respect for Manchester United, who are obviously a big club here in England.“He praised the club a lot and, after he was granted the opportunity to speak to Jose Mourinho and other senior figures at United, we made the decision together for me to come here. We decided it would be a good move for me.“Gilberto is a top guy and his advice means a lot to me. He played in the same position as I do and he won the Premier League, so I look to him for inspiration, I listen to what he has to say and I take on board what he tells me.”Fred will now be hoping to make his third start for United in Monday’s Premier League game against Tottenham.last_img read more

US law firm enhances paid parental leave policy

first_imgUS law firm Robins Kaplan has extended its paid parental leave policy to 10 weeks with immediate effect.The extension applies to all regular employees, and will be offered in addition to applicable medical leave benefits. It will mean that birth mothers will generally now receive at least 16 weeks of paid leave.As well as increasing parental leave, the US law firm is also introducing a number of initiatives to support employees upon their return to work. This will include a ramp-up period, where staff members can increase the intensity of their practice at their own pace for up to three months after their return, a parental leave mentoring programme, and offering an alternative work arrangements policy for increased flexibility.These enhancements are part of Robins Kaplan’s Leaders Engaged in the Advancement of Diversity (LEAD) initiative, which was established last year by the executive board to ensure the recruitment, retention and advancement of women, people of different ethnicities and LGBT individuals.Steve Schumeister, managing partner and member of the executive board at Robins Kaplan, said: “We recognise the need for competitive benefits that will allow our firm members to continue to excel in both work and life.“The firm has always upheld a strong commitment to women and diversity, and we believe this enhancement will further enable all working parents to advance their careers as well as their families.”last_img read more

Murkowski Votes No On Advancing Kavanaugh In Procedural Vote

first_imgOf the four key votes; Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Jeff Flake of Arizona votes yes, as did democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski voted ‘no’ during a dramatic procedural vote held on the senate floor on  advancing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a final vote. U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan voted ‘Yes’. Kavanaugh will get a final floor vote after enough senators Friday voted to advance his nomination. The final vote was  51 to 49.center_img The final confirmation vote will likely be held on Saturday.last_img read more

Modern Luxury Acquires Aspen Magazine

first_imgIt was Modern Luxury who approached the publication, which has been around for almost 40 years and joins the company’s existing 40 regional titles. Janet O’Grady, the brand’s previous owner, will remain editor-in-chief of Aspen Magazine and continue to direct the publication’s editorial focus.When it comes to growth, Dickey says that Aspen will look to its other titles in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas or Houston, among others, to capitalize on the synergy between the demographics. According to Kim Mac Leod, president of Regional Media Advisors, who was not involved in this deal, the very nature of Aspen as a location and a publication presents a great opportunity for Modern Luxury.“This make sense for them because it’s the same kind of audience that they’re going for,” she says. “These magazines sell advertising across their various titles—that’s the business model, to leverage multiple circulations and aggregate circulation to sell larger advertisers that want to target the same kind of audiences and have retail establishments or brands in all of the disparate areas. It’s quite possible that if you did a demographic snapshot of Aspen residents, my guess is that this is a second home for them, so it’s quite possible that Modern Luxury believes the same audience and the same mindset will be there, who will then go back to their primary city and also look for that brand.”Besides growing the brand’s stature among its existing audiences, Dickey says that over the next two-to-three weeks the company will begin rolling out Aspen Magazine on to tablets in an effort to grow its digital presence.In addition to O’Grady, all of Aspen Magazine’s staff is expected to be maintained, and its parent company will look to fill the open positions of publisher and managing editor. According to a spokesperson for Aspen Magazine, the title has a paid circulation of 5,000, though 30,000 copies are usually printed for distribution of this 7x publication.Outside of this acquisition, Modern Luxury is setting its site on continuous growth.“In the summer of 2013 we’ll also be going into the Hamptons—we allow the brands to show us where they need Modern Luxury, whether it’s a Seattle, a Boston or a Philadelphia, whatever the case may be. Where there’s a need, that’s where we look first.”Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Affluent lifestyle publisher Modern Luxury is closing a hole in its portfolio with the acquisition of Aspen Magazine—a market the CEO says will help propel the company’s growth.“Aspen is a premiere luxury market and our company didn’t have a presence there,” says Michael Dickey, CEO of Modern Luxury. “Our plan was to enter the market here in 2013, but then the opportunity came upon us to purchase Aspen Magazine and it was a great fit.”Dickey declined to offer terms of the sale.last_img read more

5G Well double it Cable companies push 10G at CES

first_img Digital Media Mobile 85 Photos 5G Comcast Share your voice 8 Comments Comcast, the biggest cable company in the US, offers internet speeds of one gigabit per second. The industry announced an initiative to widen availability to 10 gigabit-per-second service to homes.  Comcast Amid all the hype for 5G cellular tech at CES this year, the cable industry unveiled its own push for better internet speeds here too. They call it [raises eyebrows] “10G.” After all, if 5G is so great, can you imagine what 10G can do? 5G is the talk of Las Vegas as CES 2019 again. This year, however, 5G’s high-speed wireless networks are actually within eyeshot. Last year, Verizon launched its (sort of) 5G-based home broadband service and AT&T already rolled out 5G service in select markets. More cities will get 5G this year. The technology promises massive speed boosts — think of downloading a season of Game of Thrones onto your phone in minutes — as well as the potential for new developments, like streaming augmented reality.Meanwhile, cable companies, which are stuck with physical connections, don’t want to get left out of the 5G excitement. That’s even if their G isn’t the G that everyone is talking about. The cable industry’s plans to unveil a “10G” network transformation that will lead to 10 gigabits-per-second broadband service into homes in the coming years. Calling the initiative “the next great leap for broadband,” a coalition of international cable industry groups said 10G lab trials are underway and will move to field trials beginning next year. “With groundbreaking, scalable capacity and speeds, the 10G platform is the wired network of the future that will power the digital experiences and imaginations of consumers for years to come,” Michael Powell, the CEO of the US cable industry’s trade group, NCTA, said in a statement.OK, not so fast(See what I did there?)First of all, don’t get the Gs of these labels confused. 5G is the the fifth generation of cellular technology, which will deliver speeds 10 to 100 times faster than your typical cellular connection. But the 10G moniker cable companies are pushing refers to the 10 gigabit-per-second speed they’re aiming to deliver to more homes. motomod5gA prototype of Motorola’s 5G Mod. Juan Garzon/CNET Today, broadband providers offer one gigabit service to about 80 percent of homes in the US. Their 10G campaign is a way to group all their network upgrade efforts — aimed at upping residential speeds to 10 gigabits — under one shared umbrella. That the branding also throws a little shade at mobile competitors is a bonus. Second, consumer Wi-Fi routers can’t broadcast at 10 gigabit-per-second speeds, and there aren’t many routers available that have the capability to access that kind of connection (and those routers with those ports can cost hundreds of dollars). So 10 gigabit service wouldn’t make a meaningful difference in most homes today, even if it were something cable companies could turn on by flipping a switch.  But the point of the group’s 10G push, according to the NCTA, is to build the speed and capacity that can enable new experiences and meet demand for future innovations. That’s especially relevant at CES, when companies from around the world pack Vegas with tech that needs high-capacity networks to function, like devices to manage smart homes or those that create immersive experiences like augmented reality. Finally, 5G has been shown in labs to hit peak speeds at 10 gigabits per second, so while a “10G” campaign may suggest that broadband networks are aiming for something speedier than mobile providers, that’s not necessarily the case. The NCTA has a courteous stance on this, saying that fixed and wireless network technologies complement one another. But it added that 81 percent of people in the US use Wi-Fi networks to watch video on their mobile, so it isn’t all holding hands and singing kumbaya. Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.5G is your next big upgrade: Everything you need to know about the 5G revolution. All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019last_img read more

You can buy a 24000 prefab solarpowered tiny house on Amazon

first_img Tiny things This expandable tiny house can be bought through Amazon. Wzhgroup Buzzwords incoming! Flat pack. Prefab. Module. Container house. Solar energy. That’s the description for the $23,800 Weizhengheng tiny house you can buy through Amazon in the US.The house comes from China’s Wzhgroup, which specializes in flat pack and container buildings. The structure’s not eligible for Amazon Prime and you’ll need to pay an additional $1,000 for shipping. The Amazon marketplace seller Lot LUO is listed as “just launched” and has no feedback yet.tinyhouse2Enlarge ImageYes, it has a bathroom. Wzhgroup What sets the Weizhengheng tiny house apart from some of the other mini homes available through Amazon is the promise of solar power and wind power systems, a bathroom, a kitchen and a remote control that commands the house’s hydraulic system to expand or fold up.Before you get too excited and start mashing the buy-now button, the seller asks potential buyers to get in contact for size and shipping details prior to ordering. The Wzhgroup website says the hydraulic and solar systems are optional, so the final price may vary.Let’s also consider the fate of an earlier viral Amazon tiny house. The $7,350 Allwood Solvalla Studio Cabin Kit captured imaginations back in May and temporarily sold out on the shopping site. There are only a few reviews of the Solvalla, but they’re not kind. “Glorified dog kennel,” reads one. That review complained of a lack of kitchen, bathroom, insulation and electrical wiring. This is where the much more expensive Weizhengheng container house hopes to win out.  Online There are no reviews of the Weizhengheng home yet. This isn’t exactly an impulse purchase you can shrug off if it doesn’t work out, so all the usual buyer-beware warnings apply.The design looks promising, but nothing is simple. A tiny house still needs a foundation, and it needs to survive the code compliance requirements for your area. Weizhengheng suggests renting a crane to put it into place. And you’ll still need to factor in installation costs, which may include an electrical hookup, water supply connection and a sewage line. The cute little tiny house you bought on Amazon could end up with a not-so-tiny price tag. CNET is reaching out to Wzhgroup for comment. 7 Inside Intel’s tiny house of the future Share your voicecenter_img Tags 15 Photos Amazon Comments Scientists build a miniscule house to show off nanorobotics Palm’s head-scratching tiny phone may find a niche with kidslast_img read more

Wildfire Smoke Cloaks Anchorage

first_imgA thick haze of smoke covered Anchorage and much of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Thursday morning.Download AudioThe smoke, from both the Tyonek and Funny River wildfires, was heavy over Anchorage in the early hours, although a light breeze helped to push the smoke away by afternoon. But Christian Cassell, with the National Weather Service’s Anchorage office, says winds now helping to clear smoke away from the city, are about to change“The next 24 hours or so through, let’s say, [Friday] afternoon are looking pretty good, with north winds that’ll gust 20-25 miles per hour. So we’re looking at the smoke being pushed off to the south of Anchorage,” Cassell said. “As we get into [Friday], however, the wind is gonna start reversing again and it’s going to start coming out of the south, and that’s gonna start pushing the smoke up towards Anchorage’s way again. And, unfortunately, it looks like we’re gonna be in that pattern through the weekend.”Cassell says the worst smoke conditions are generally in the late night and earliest morning hours, because of an inversion created when the ground cools faster than the air above it.last_img read more