first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMyla Pablo has once again reached the pinnacle of individual performances in the Premier Volleyball League after earning the Most Valuable Player plum of the Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Pocari Sweat’s marksman won her second MVP trophy and the 1st Best Outside Spiker after leading the Lady Warriors to a 5-2 record in the elimination round with a total of 143 points, the highest in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Pocari’s defensive anchors Jeanette Panaga and Melissa Gohing took the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker and Best Libero awards.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPanaga led the league with 0.65 kill blocks a set while Gohing had the best digging rate of 5.15 per set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCreamline’s Jia Morado was named as the conference’s Best Setter after averaging 13 excellent sets per period.Bali Pure’s duo of Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato won the conference’s 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker while Philippine Air Force’s Iari Yongco was named as the Best Opposite Spiker. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgKANSAS CITY — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief as the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with a third victory this Series.After center fielder Gregor Blanco misplayed Alex Gordon’s drive for a single and two-base error, Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop foul to third baseman Pablo Sandoval for the final out.The Giants ended a Series streak that had seen home teams win the last nine Game 7s. San Francisco also earned the titles in 2012 and 2010.Pitching on two days’ rest after his shutout in Game 5, Bumgarner entered in the fifth with a 3-2 lead. After giving up a leadoff single to Omar Infante, he shut down the Royals until Gordon’s hit.Neither manager wanted to be caught waiting too long to make a move and Bruce Bochy pulled Tim Hudson in the second. Jeremy Affeldt relieved and threw 2 1-3 scoreless innings in his longest stint since 2012.Giants designated hitter Michael Morse drove in two runs, including a go-ahead single in the fourth off Kelvin Herrera. A moment earlier, Royals manager Ned Yost had yanked starter Jeremy Guthrie.After a Series full of lopsided results, this quickly shaped as something much more tight and tense.Bochy spent a lot of time on the field. Along with pulling Hudson, Bochy became the first manager to win a video review challenge under Major League Baseball’s expanded replay format.Eric Hosmer was initially ruled safe by first base umpire Eric Cooper while making a headfirst dive to beat out a double-play relay in the third. But after a review that took 2 minutes, 57 seconds, Hosmer was called out, completing a slick play started by rookie second baseman Joe Panik’s dive and glove flip to shortstop Brandon Crawford.The crowd noise at Kauffman Stadium was constant and loud. The fans cheered when Billy Butler singled and hustled home on a double by Gordon, and booed when Perez was hit in the leg and knocked to the dirt — that all happened in a span of three pitches.Small ball was the story early, with three sacrifice flies in the second inning alone. Morse drove in Sandoval with the bases loaded and no outs, and Crawford drove in Hunter Pence with another fly to make it 2-0.The Royals rallied back fast. After Infante’s sacrifice fly tied it at 2, Alcides Escobar singled with two outs and that was all for Hudson.At 39, Hudson was the oldest pitcher to start Game 7 in the Series. He had signed with the Giants in the offseason as a free agent, hoping to reach the World Series for the first time, and maybe win a championship. This was his chance and instead, he had the shortest start in Game 7 of a Series since Bob Turley of the Yankees lasted only one inning against Pittsburgh in 1960.Before the game, something happened that caught the attention of both teams.As the Royals were taking batting practice and the Giants were stretching beyond their dugout, a person wearing white formal gloves, and accompanied by a security guard, carried the gleaming, gold-and-silver World Series trophy across the grass behind the cage.The prize was probably headed to a safe spot, waiting to be presented to the winner. Players on both sides watched the procession and some pointed, but no one dared jinx themselves by touching it.Royals great George Brett, now a team executive, wandered over to a cluster of Giants and greeted some of them. Pence smiled and seemed to enjoy the moment.Among those watching from near the backstop was Jack Morris. Hard to think about a Game 7 and not remember him.Morris gave one of the greatest pitching performances of all-time, throwing a 10-hit shutout in 1991 to lead Minnesota over Atlanta 1-0 at the Metrodome.“Game 7s don’t come around very often. We’re all hoping for them,” said Morris, now a broadcaster.When his time came, Morris was prepared.“I knew what it meant, and I was ready to pitch,” he said. “I wasn’t nervous. I was confident.”“That’s how it should be. Every fielder should want the ball. Every hitter should want to be at the plate,” he said.BEN WALKER, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgDouble defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, who caused a huge upset when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the second round two years ago.The draw for the first Grand Slam of the season was made on Thursday and the top seeds could face some early tests of their title credentials when play gets underway on Monday.The six-times Australian Open champion Federer, who beat Marin Cilic in last year’s final, could meet the Croat in the quarter-finals, should the Swiss come through a potentially tricky fourth round against Greek prospect Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 37-year-old, seeded third, is bidding to extend his all-time leading men’s Grand Slam record to 21 title and would capture a 100th ATP tournament win in the process.”I always have tried to remind myself that this is a dream,” Federer said of his longevity at the draw ceremony held at Margaret Court Arena, where he discovered the world number 99 would be his opening opponent.”I’m surprised that I’m still at this level, that I’m still in the top 10.”Djokovic likely to meet Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finalMen’s top seed Djokovic, who was defending his title when he lost to Istomin, will first meet a qualifier in his bid for a record seventh Melbourne title and third Grand Slam crown in succession following wins at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.Djokovic could then play a rematch of his 2008 final triumph over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round, with a possible quarter-final against Kei Nishikori to follow.advertisementSecond seed Rafa Nadal, under an injury cloud after pulling out of the Brisbane International, will open against unseeded local James Duckworth. Last year’s semi-finalist Kyle Edmund looms as a possible fourth round match-up for the Spaniard, who could then face big-serving Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals. Rafael Nadal will be hoping for a strong start after having pulled out of the season-opening Brisbane International with an injury (Reuters Photo)The 2009 champion Nadal, who retired hurt in the quarter-finals against Cilic last year, could meet old rival Federer in the last four should his body hold up.Novak’s road to ??R1: qualifierR2: KlizanR3: ShapovalovR4: GoffinQF: NishikoriSF: ZverevF: Nadal#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 10, 2019Roger’s road to ??R1 IstominR2 QualifierR3 MonfilsR4 TsitsipasQF CilicSF NadalF Djokovic#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 10, 2019Rafa’s road to ??R1 DuckworthR2 EbdenR3 de MinaurR4 EdmundQF AndersonSF FedererF Djokovic#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 10, 2019Serena may face Halep in the fourth round In the women’s tournament, Serena Williams’s bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and eighth at Melbourne Park will kick off against German world number 71 Tatjana Maria.The American great, beaten by Naomi Osaka in the 2018 U.S. Open final after a fiery tirade against the chair umpire, faces a tough run to the quarter-finals, with top seed and last year’s finalist Simona Halep a possible fourth round encounter.Serena’s road toR1 MariaR2 PengR3 Suárez NavarroR4 HalepQF PliskovaSF SvitolinaF Kerber#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 10, 2019Halep, however, may be reluctant to look beyond the first round, having drawn her U.S. Open nemesis Kaia Kanepi.Unseeded Estonian Kanepi knocked Halep out of the first round at Flushing Meadows last year, making the Romanian the first top seed to lose at that tournament’s earliest stage.Venus Williams, defeated by younger sister Serena in the 2017 Melbourne final, also looms as a possible third round opponent for Halep.Fourth seed Osaka faces Poland’s Magda Linette first up and may need to battle past twice champion Victoria Azarenka in the third round.Defending champion Wozniacki, who broke through for her maiden Grand Slam title with victory over Halep in last year’s final, is in line to face former winner Maria Sharapova in a mouth-watering third round showdown.”I can’t believe it’s been a year already,” Dane Wozniacki said at the draw ceremony. To finally get that (title) here was so special, it’s the happy slam.”Second seed and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber, bidding for a fourth Grand Slam title, will open against Slovenian Polona Hercog, with a possible quarter-final against 2017 U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens in the second week.Also Read | Indian-origin boy to spin the toss coin in Australian Open 4th roundAlso Read | Australian Open: Federer, Serena favourites to win 2019’s 1st Grand Slam tournamentadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPhoto Attribution: US PresswirePART 1 It’s also time for some end of the school year report cards for your OSU athletes and coaches. We’ll be doling these out gently and spreading them out over the next week (so we don’t have to look at all the basketball ones at once).Le’Bryan Nash – Statistically it’ll go down as one of the five best freshman seasons in school history*. He averaged a 13-5-2-1-0 (points-boards-assists-steals-blocks) and shot 39%/73%/24% (FG/FT/3P) but it always felt like there was something missing. Like he had another gear that he never could find. Like he was playing as the 25th or 35th best freshman in the country, not the 5th. There’s something there though, and you know we’re all going to be back in late October to see what, if anything, it is.Mike Gundy – Drew within three wins of the all-time Oklahoma State record by a coach, set in motion the first BCS team in school history, and capped it off with a $1.6M raise. We were a live hair-gelling session on national television away from the first A+ from an OSU coach since Eddie took Tony Allen and Co. to the Final Four in 2004. @pistolsguy The end is nigh…I just left GIA. They are putting in curtains for the upper bowl.— KT King (@shuttrking) April 6, 2012*Others include:James averaged a 13-4-1-1-1 in ’07-’08IMac had a 11-8-1-2-1 in ’01-’02Dumas dropped a ridiculous 17-6-2-2-1 (!!) in ’87-’88Byron Houston put up 13-8-1-1-2 in ’88-’89…and that’s probably your top five.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Running Backs – It got so overlooked because we were all W2B-ing ourselves to death but OSU’s RBs put up the 9th most TDs and posted the 13th best yards per carry mark in the country. Joseph Randle scored more TD than 79 D-1 teams by himself. And he was arguably the 3rd option on offense! OSU on Twitter – This particular grade has ebbed and flowed as the season went on. There’s only one “must follow” athlete right now (Weeden) and he doesn’t even play there anymore, but there are also a lot of “hmmm, maybe I should be following him” accounts (Fowler, Uihlein, Chelf, Moses, Randle, Zac, Van Pelt, and Tidland) and a pretty good community of tweeters (not to mention media members) surrounding the program. Gallagher-Iba Crowd – There’s not much left to say that hasn’t already been said. Let’s just close with this. This being what is now the #VelvetTarp…last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Read more Share on Pinterest • Schalke were saying goodbye to a couple of crowd darlings in Atsuto Uchida and Benedikt Höwedes in the home game with Stuttgart. Uchida had been playing for his new club, Union Berlin, at Fortuna Düsseldorf just a few hours before being presented on the pitch, and his old teammates were quick off the mark too, with Nabil Bentaleb scoring a penalty after four minutes and two quick goals from Naldo and Guido Burgstaller at the start of the second half calming nerves after Chadrac Akolo equalised. Amine Harit, who’s already building himself a following, was again excellent. • There were no such problems for Hertha Berlin, where Matthew Leckie opened the scoring against Werder Bremen after referee Bibiana Steinhaus allowed play to run when Vladimir Darida was fouled. Thomas Delaney, the scorer of four in a week for Denmark on international duty, equalised to earn Werder a first point of the season, while Steinhaus became the first female referee of a Bundesliga fixture. • There was no revenge for Gladbach on Eintracht Frankfurt after their defeat in last season’s DfB Pokal semi-final, with Kevin-Prince Boateng’s winner getting Niko Kovac’s team up and running. He might have ended the afternoon with an icepack on his head after a Jannik Vestergaard elbow, but his combination with Sebastien Haller is working well enough that they already even have a custom handshake to celebrate goals, with Haller having set up Boateng’s goal. • Leverkusen are in bother again after crashing at a previously-pointless Mainz, despite having taken the lead through Dominik Kohr. A super Yoshinori Muto equaliser changed the complexion of the game, and ghastly Leverkusen defending for second-half goals by Abdou Diallo and Suat Serdar did the rest. Herrlich hasn’t won a Bundesliga game in the last 13, going back to his previous top-flight tenure in charge of Bochum, and he admitted that “we’ve already got our backs to the wall” after the game. Sporting director Rudi Völler, currently busy trying to unpick the Lucas Alario situation after the Argentinian Football Association refused to sign off his move from River Plate, said ominously that “one point after three games isn’t enough.”• The Lower Saxony derby between Wolfsburg and Hannover ended in stalemate, though there was another unusual injury after Nicolai Müller’s celebration led to a knee injury for Hamburg. Mario Gómez damaged his ankle ligaments kicking his own leg, instead of the ball, in front of goal, and will be missing for a few weeks. Beside Gomez, on-loan Divock Origi missed chances but looks like he’ll add a lot, while the visitors got a point via a scruffily-made equaliser, brilliantly finished by Martin Harnik. The other Martin, chairman Kind, used post-match not so much to praise the fans who continue to back the team, but to respond to the dissenters against his prospective takeover in a divided fanbase. “They are supposed to support the team,” said Kind. “That’s their job.”Results: Schalke 3-1 Stuttgart, Hertha Berlin 1-1 Werder Bremen, Mainz 3-1 Leverkusen, Mönchengladbach 0-1 Frankfurt, Augsburg 3-0 Köln, Freiburg 0-0 Dortmund, Hoffenheim 2-0 Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg 1-1 Hanover, Hamburg 0-2 RB Leipzig. Share on Facebook 7Hamburg316 Pinterest Share on Messenger 1Borussia Dortmund357 4RB Leipzig336 RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner celebrates after breaking away on the counterattack to score. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images “They moved it quickly – Andrej, Mark and the ball boy,” Nagelsmann smiled with some satisfaction after the game, adding that the goal was in part the result of a shared philosophy running through the club. “The ball boys are encouraged to get the ball back into the game quickly,” Nagelsmann said of the 13-year-old that the club declined to name after the match. “I don’t want to say that a big percentage of the goal is down to the ball boy, but he had a good part in it.”Uth, who snaffled a neatly-taken second after the break, was certainly grateful, and he plans to give the ball boy a shirt “or something” as reward. The 26-year-old is probably in generous mood as he surfs the crest of a wave. Having scored in both legs of the Champions League playoff defeat by Liverpool, he now has three in three Bundesliga starts this season. It certainly backs the club’s judgement after they refused him a move back to his hometown club Köln this summer, preferring to hold him to the final year of his contract. Sporting director Alexander Rosen hasn’t given up hope of persuading Uth to sign a new one, and it’s easy to see why.Bayern could have done with some of the same incision. Their best opportunity was in the seventh minute, when Müller’s perfect cross offered Lewandowski an opportunity that he should have done better than hitting the outside of the goalframe with. Their numerical dominance can’t mask the fact that Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann performed tidily, rather than heroically. By the end Ancelotti had Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribéry and debutant James Rodríguez all on the pitch at once to try and break through, all to no avail. “It was difficult,” Ancelotti mused. “There was no space.” That much was true, with Nagelsmann’s formation using more of a back five than a back three. In front of that, you could even argue that it was a five-man midfield, with Uth and Kramaric dropping deep to muck in. “They got into our penalty box three times and scored twice,” complained Ancelotti.Solving such conundrums could be the problem of Nagelsmann – who said Hoffenheim’s “bigger heart” made the difference – before long. With both teams in European action this week, as Die Kraichgauer get ready to face Braga on their Europa League debut, few eyes will be wandering from Nagelsmann any time soon.Talking points• It was another bad day for Köln ahead of their return to Europe, after a 25-year absence, at Arsenal on Thursday. Perhaps having one eye on that explains how they crumbled at Augsburg, for whom Alfred Finnbogason scored a hat-trick, leaving them bottom and as the only team in the division without a point. They were facing, as ZDF’s Aktuelle Sportstudio pointed out, “no Wenger, no Özil” (with lingering shots on Augsburg coach Manuel Baum and midfielder Daniel Baier laid over in faintly insulting comparison) but their defending left them no chance, with Frederik Sorensen in particular suffering. “We made it too easy,” said coach Peter Stöger, whose side can’t score either, with Jhon Córdoba fluffing a chance for a first-half equaliser chance that Anthony Modeste would have gobbled up. They face a trip to Dortmund – the other Bundesliga club north London-bound this midweek – in next Sunday’s late game.• There was more VAR fun at the Volksparkstadion, where Leipzig ended Hamburg’s 100% record. They might have started it off from the spot but referee Deniz Aytekin’s award of a penalty for Albin Ekdal’s foul on Timo Werner was overturned after video review – something that will do little to assuage his reputation among fans as a diver. Werner had the last laugh, though, streaking away to score a sensational counterattack goal to seal the win after shrugging off Dennis Diekmeier and Gotoku Sakai, after Naby Keïta had opened the scoring with a typical piledriver from range. 8Augsburg324 Hoffenheim’s 2-0 win – their second successive home victory over Bayern, after beating them 1-0 in the same fixture back in April – has certainly done little for the lingering doubts over Carlo Ancelotti, with the Italian approaching the halfway point of his three-year contract as head coach but doing less and less to convince us that he’ll reach term. This was Bayern’s earliest Bundesliga loss in a season since being beaten by Borussia Mönchengladbach in the opening game of 2011-12, and their first league loss by more than one goal since going down 3-1 at Gladbach under Pep Guardiola, almost two years ago.The performance was “not so bad,” Ancelotti said afterwards and one could have at least a degree of sympathy with that view, even if his claim that Bayern had “90 minutes control of the game” was perhaps stretching it. In statistical terms he had a point, with Bayern having 72% of possession and 23 shots to Hoffenheim’s six, but Ancelotti is experienced enough to know that possession doesn’t necessarily equal control. Bayern were chasing from the point just before the half-hour that Mark Uth opened the scoring, in a curious incident which underlined just how switched on Hoffenheim were – and how befuddled their opponents were to become that things just weren’t going for them. As the home side cleared long out of defence (for neither the first time nor the last), Mats Hummels intercepted in front of Andrej Kramaric, narrowly failing to keep the ball in play. Hummels was out of the picture, though, as in impeccable use of the multiball system Kramaric grabbed another ball and threw it down the line for Uth, who smashed his shot early past Manuel Neuer at the near post. Bayern complained at some length that there was a second ball on the pitch – the one cleared downfield by Hummels after it had gone off – with Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller among those to make their case to referee Daniel Siebert, who also had to put up with the lengthy complaints of Ancelotti’s assistant Willy Sagnol at the interval. Siebert explained the rules – that play only needs to stopped if the second ball is interfering with the game which, having been dispatched 70 yards into Hoffenheim territory by Hummels, it clearly wasn’t. It was a nuance to the rule that Ancelotti openly admitted he was unaware of until the referee explained it to him, while Hummels said he hadn’t heard of it “in 20 years of playing”. Bayern knew they’d been caught out, though; Ancelotti admitted “it was also our fault,” while Neuer said “we shouldn’t have switched off.” Share via Email 10Hertha Berlin304 There was never even a flicker of doubt over who or what would be the centre of attention at the Rhein-Neckar Arena early Saturday evening. “Before the game,” wrote Süddeutsche Zeitung, “so many cameras were directed at him that one had to ask whether there was any pose at all he had not been photographed in; sitting, standing, looking into the distance, hands in the pockets.”It was, perhaps, less Hoffenheim against Bayern Munich and more the champions’ future taking on their present. There is consensus that Julian Nagelsmann, Hoffenheim’s 30-year-old coach of the year, will take the path to the top at the Allianz Arena at some point in the near future. The question, posed a lot in Germany over the last week as the two sides prepared to meet, is exactly when the moment will arrive. 2TSG Hoffenheim337 PosTeamPGDPts 5Schalke 04336 11Eintracht Frankfurt304 Bundesliga 16Werder Bremen3-31 15SC Freiburg3-32 6Bayern Munich326 European club football Twitter Facebook 14VfB Stuttgart3-33 Hoffenheim’s Mark-Alexander Uth celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the first goal against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA 3Hannover 96327 12Wolfsburg3-24 18Cologne3-60 Topics Reuse this content features Bayern Munich 13Mainz303 1899 Hoffenheim Mark Uth’s double for Hoffenheim condemns Bayern Munich to first defeat Share on Twitter Facebook Share on LinkedIn 17Bayer Leverkusen3-41 Share on WhatsApp 9Borussia M’gladbach304 Twitter last_img read more

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first_imgBerlin: Scientists have develop a vision-assisted navigation system which lets smaller aircraft land without assistance from ground-based systems. Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft, said researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingAt large airports the Instrument Landing System (ILS) makes it possible for commercial aircraft to land automatically with great precision. Antennas send radio signals to the autopilot to make sure it navigates to the runway safely. Procedures are also currently being developed that will allow automatic landing based on satellite navigation. A ground-based augmentation system is required, researchers said. However, systems like these are not available for general aviation at smaller airports, which is a problem in case of poor visibility — then aircraft simply cannot fly, they said. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang”Automatic landing is essential, especially in the context of the future role of aviation,” said Martin Kugler, research associate at the TUM. This applies for example when automated aircraft transport freight and when passengers use automated flying taxis. The researchers partnered with Technische Universitat Braunschweig in Germany to develop a landing system which lets smaller aircraft land without assistance from ground-based systems. The autopilot uses global positioning system (GPS) signals to navigate. However, GPS signals are susceptible to measurement inaccuracies, for example due to atmospheric disturbances. The GPS receiver in the aircraft can’t always reliably detect such interferences. As a result, current GPS approach procedures require the pilots to take over control at an altitude of no less than 60 metres and land the aircraft manually. In order to make completely automated landings possible, the team designed an optical reference system: A camera in the normal visible range and an infrared camera that can also provide data under conditions with poor visibility. The researchers developed custom-tailored image processing software that lets the system determine where the aircraft is relative to the runway based on the camera data it receives.last_img read more

first_imgChennai: Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Tuesday began filming the second schedule of his upcoming magnum opus “RRR” in Bulgaria, its makers said in a statement. In the Bulgaria schedule, which will last for close to a month, major scenes involving Jr. NTR will be filmed. Rajamouli had said that “RRR” will be a fictional story set in 1920s pre-independent era and it will be based on few years in the lives of two real heroes and well-known revolutionaries — Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “This will be a fictional story on the lives of Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. There are gaps in the lives of these legendary freedom fighters that we don’t know about. “We don’t know what happened in their lives in these years. It is through this fictional story we’d like to show what could have happened in their lives and what would have happened if they met and bonded,” Rajamouli told reporters at the film’s launch ceremony. While Jr. NTR will be seen as Komaram Bheem, Ram Charan will be playing Alluri Sitharama Raju. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Samuthirakani in crucial roles. “RRR” will release worldwide on July 30, 2020 in 10 Indian languages. Presented by D. Parvathy, the film is going to be produced under the DVV Entertainments banner by DVV Danayya, who has already confirmed that the film is being made on a budget of Rs 300 crore.last_img read more

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador aims to shape up physically and fiscally with a throne speech that opposition critics swiftly dismissed as a “stay-the-course” political shrug.The province eclipses others across Canada for health care spending as it faces higher than average chronic disease indicators, mounting debt and an aging population.The throne speech read Tuesday by Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan charts a course for almost the next two years until the next provincial election in 2019. It includes a new modernized public health act to lower obesity rates and medical expenses.It also commits to better supports for victims of family violence, Indigenous reconciliation and efforts to attract and retain immigrants.But the speech puts any big spending plans into dismal financial context.“Quite simply, we must continue to do better with less and build on the work that we have undertaken over the past two years,” Fagan read.“The challenges are real and we must make every fiscal decision by balancing the provision of critical programs, services and infrastructure that our residents need and deserve with the requirement to eliminate our deficits, return to surplus and pay down our debt.”The province of about 529,000 people is now expecting a deficit of $852-million this fiscal year, up from $778-million predicted in last April’s budget. A fall fiscal update indicated net debt is approaching a historic high of almost $14.7 billion.The next budget is March 27.Finance Minister Tom Osborne has said the increased shortfall is largely due to lower offshore oil royalties. By last fall they had dropped $147-million from budget projections thanks to deflated prices and higher exchange rates. Recently higher values for Brent crude oil are expected to slightly brighten a bleak fiscal outlook.The throne speech also cites new efforts to build the economy and curb population decline.It says the provincial immigration nominee program will launch new international entrepreneur and international graduate entrepreneur categories to attract newcomers.“Increasing the province’s population through immigration not only benefits us economically, but also strengthens us socially and culturally,” Fagan read.The speech also says the governing Liberals will review the province’s environmental assessment process to offer certainty for industry while also protecting the environment.The province wants to accelerate offshore oil production to fill what it says will be ongoing demand for fossil fuels as the renewable energy sector grows.Opposition Leader Paul Davis, the former Progressive Conservative premier, said high taxes since the Liberals took power in 2015 are killing economic prospects as younger families leave.“The most significant story in our province right now is a story of loss,” he said in the legislature. “We’ve lost hope that there’s a plan for better things to come.”Interim NDP Leader Lorraine Michael called it a disappointing “stay-the-course” speech. She especially seized on the notion that Newfoundland and Labrador must continue to do better with less.“I just find that, Mr. Speaker, such a weak, defeatist attitude,” she said.“What is the plan we can work on together to build our economy — an economy that’s not there just to make money for business, but an economy that’s there to take care of our people?”Premier Dwight Ball lashed back, accusing his rivals of exaggerated “doom and gloom.”Ball said the Tory government mismanaged the province’s sudden wealth from an offshore oil boom that lasted most of a decade before prices slid in 2014, leaving its finances in shambles. Expenses still haven’t been brought in line with lower revenues, however.A Conference Board of Canada economist recently described overspending in the province as “a ticking time bomb.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

WASHINGTON — Scorched by a dragon, overrun by enemy soldiers and its buildings reduced to rubble, King’s Landing, the capital city in “Game of Thrones,” seems destroyed for good. But history suggests that the city could rise again.Despite the horrifying death and destruction, with enough time, King’s Landing could even reclaim its glory as the wealthy hub of Westeros.It’s hard to imagine a bright future when a city is in flames and ash is falling like snow. But that’s been the historical pattern. Cities typically grow in places where it makes sense for large numbers of people to congregate — near a river or in a valley — and even harsh wartime attacks don’t change that.That has helped cities, like Dresden, Germany after its World War II firebombing and San Francisco after its 1906 earthquake, bounce back.In the AP’s weekly “Wealth of Westeros ” series, we’re delving into the latest plot twists and analyzing the economic and business forces driving the last season of “Game of Thrones.” This week, the devastation wrought by Daenerys made us wonder how other cities that have suffered widespread destruction have fared.Most have rebounded, though it can take years for a full recovery.Plenty have actually suffered worse fates than King’s Landing, where the dragon attack appeared to end after a few hours of hellish suffering. Following the massive earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906, fires burned for four days. And the controversial firebombing of Dresden occurred over three days.In San Francisco, the earthquake and fires killed roughly 3,000 people. More than half the city’s population of 400,000 was left homeless. Some city residents still lived in tent cities two years later. Eighty per cent of the city was destroyed, with property damage reaching $11.2 billion in today’s dollars.But rebuilding was largely complete less than a decade later, when the city hosted the 1915 World’s Fair. San Francisco is now the 6th largest metro area economy in the United States with the second-most expensive housing market (after nearby San Jose).Yet the disaster still had long-term economic consequences. According to a study published last month, population growth remained lower in the areas hardest-hit by the earthquake, compared with nearby places that weren’t as affected, well into the late 20th century.That makes sense: Some people don’t want to live near an earthquake zone. For that reason, other research has found that major natural disasters can have longer-lasting economic impacts than wartime damage. That study by Leah Boustan, an economist at Princeton University, and several other economists found that severe natural disasters spur significant migration away from a city, lowering its housing prices and increasing poverty.Wars typically have more temporary impacts. Recent economic research , also led by Boustan, has found that the sons of Southern white slave owner families rebounded quickly after the Civil War, despite a significant hit to their wealth from the end of slavery. By 1880, their incomes had recovered and in some cases surpassed similarly wealthy families that didn’t own slaves.This was true even in parts of the South where Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman engaged in a Daenerys-like destructive march through Georgia.Dresden, Germany is particularly relevant example. The city was subjected to a terrible firebombing in World War II by the U.S. and British air forces that killed as many as 25,000 people.Like Dany’s scorching of King’s Landing, the attack was controversial among U.S. and British leaders at the time and has grown even more so since the war. Historians have questioned the military value of Dresden, which was mostly known as a cultural centre.Many historians argue that — like Dany’s destruction of King’s Landing — one goal of the attack was simply to spread fear, including to a potential future enemy, the Soviet Union.Dresden was also rebuilt, though more slowly than San Francisco. The city is now a vibrant centre of culture and business that receives 2 million tourist visits a year. It is also a centre of Germany’s high-tech economy and calls itself “Silicon Saxony,” after the German state where it is located.Perhaps this is all part of Dany’s calculations. She has said she doesn’t want to be “Queen of the ashes,” and with some luck, in a few years she may not be. That is, if she even makes it to the Iron Throne.___Follow Christopher Rugaber on Twitter at Paul Wiseman on Twitter at Josh Boak on Twitter at more Wealth of Westeros: Rugaber, Paul Wiseman And Josh Boak, The Associated Press read more

14 May 2010The United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage will on Saturday open the doors of its Paris headquarters to the public for guided tours of its rich collection of masterpieces and artistic works. This is the second time the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is taking part in the “European Night of Museums.” The event offers unique presentations of the culturally diverse museum collections around Europe, and coincides with the agency’s International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.It is also linked with the “International Museum Day” declared by the International Council of Museums and celebrated on 18 May every year since 1977. The event will start at 8 p.m. and last until midnight.UNESCO has an impressive and diverse collection of 600 works of art by masters such as Picasso, Miro, Arp, Appel, Afro, Matta, Calder, Chillida, Giacometti, Moore, Tamayo, Soto, Vasarely, Cruz-Diez and many others.The collection has grown continually over the years thanks to the generosity of UN Member States committed to enriching and embellishing UNESCO’s headquarters. The agency boasts the largest artistic heritage within the UN system.Meanwhile, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will be paying an official visit to China from 17 to 22 May, during which she will meet with senior Government officials in the capital, Beijing, and take part in the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.Speaking ahead of her first visit to the country as head of UNESCO, Ms. Bokova paid tribute to China’s ancient culture and praised its “exemplary dynamism and creativity.” read more

MEXICO CITY — Canada and Mexico are prepared to engage the United States on one of its most contentious demands for NAFTA, in an early indication that proposals currently deemed non-starters could, in theory, be redesigned into something all three countries can live with.It involves a U.S. idea deemed so hideous by the other parties that they refused to even look at it in the previous negotiating round. But with a significant facelift, the other countries say, the U.S. proposal could be turned into something a little more palatable, or at least worthy of discussion.That controversial U.S. idea: a five-year sunset clause.Also referred to as a termination clause, the proposal would end NAFTA after five years unless all three countries agree to extend it. Proposed by the Trump administration at the last negotiating round, the demand was derided by the other countries, business groups, and American lawmakers as a recipe for permanent uncertainty, contrary to the spirit of a trade agreement that is supposed to provide investor confidence.But as the latest round of talks kicks off in Mexico City, the other countries are revealing a willingness to discuss modifying the idea. They say the termination clause could be turned into a review clause, meaning the agreement would still undergo assessments at regular intervals — without creating a climate of constant uncertainty, in which the deal could be cancelled by default.The Mexican government has publicly and explicitly acknowledged its willingness to discuss this revised version. Now Canadian officials are saying similar things privately.“We are going with a counter-proposal: Let’s put more force into evaluations, but let’s not establish an automatic phase-out mechanism,” Mexico’s economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said this week. “Let’s establish a commitment that every five years we will evaluate what is happening, an analysis, what effects the agreement is having. And based on those results, each country can decide what to do in the future.”That’s compatible with the Canadian position.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland have frequently spoken about the value of reviewing trade agreements, but have not publicly discussed the idea of embedding such a practice in a formal clause of NAFTA.Yet one Canadian official speaking on the condition that he not be identified opened the door on Thursday to discussing the idea.He said the notion of periodic NAFTA performance reviews is not new in trade agreements, nor is it something Canada would be unhappy to discuss should other countries wish to.But he said the original proposal of a so-called sunset clause remains out of bounds. He said it would make for permanent uncertainty, and is unnecessary as NAFTA already has a six-month termination clause that can be invoked at any time by an unhappy signatory.The apparent willingness to engage comes after an acrimonious round in Washington last month, where countries swatted aside each other’s major demands. At the end of the round, all three lead NAFTA ministers publicly scolded each other’s attitudes from the news conference stage.Those politicians, Freeland, Robert Lighthizer, and Guajardo, have announced they will not attend the current round. There are also reports they might miss the next round too, as the politicians retreat from the foreground to give negotiators space to work without all the discord in public view.This hint of willingness to compromise on a review-type clause raises the possibility that there might be some softer stances as the talks approach their hoped-for finish date of next March.That being said, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. business community remain unnerved by some American proposals and wonder what the Trump administration actually wants. Speculation is rife in all three capitals about whether the White House wants a deal, or whether it is attempting to sabotage the talks and set the stage for the announcement of a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA.More than six-dozen U.S. lawmakers wrote to Trump’s trade czar this week expressing concern about the handling of the NAFTA file.A trade consultant attending this week’s talks says this idea of a regular assessment could be a worthwhile discussion point, as long as it doesn’t come with a termination-by-default portion.He said regular reviews would not be so revolutionary. He pointed out that the current agreement’s Chapter 20 establishes a NAFTA Commission and gives it the power to consider new matters that might affect the operation of the agreement.“It is in fact rather normal to have periodic reviews to determine if the deal is working and can work better. It is not normally tied to killing the deal,” said Peter Clark, an Ottawa consultant.Laura Dawson of Washington’s Wilson Center agreed that some watered-down version of the initial U.S. demand might work.She said it might resemble the World Trade Organization’s policy-review mechanism, which requires all members to conduct a self-assessment and assessment by a panel of others every two, four or six years, although the WTO version doesn’t require countries to act in response to findings.“The review mechanism is probably reasonable,” Dawson said. read more

The Government today insisted that the debt equity transfer on the Chinese loans for Sri Lanka will be implemented in accordance with the discussions Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had in Beijing with the President of the Peoples Republic of China Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang in April.The Government information department said that in accordance with the discussion, in the first instance the Chinese Government will promote Chinese firms interested in entering to Private-Public Partnership with Sri Lanka Government in regard to the specified project. “Following these discussions, on Friday 29 th July 2016, a meeting was held in Hambantota by the two Ministers with the Chinese Ambassador and interested Chinese firms on the proposals for Mattala Airport, Hambantota Port, Tourism Zone, a Petroleum Refinery, a dockyard, a LNG Power Plant and Industrial Parks. These will come under the Public Private Partnership between Sri Lanka Government Agencies and Chinese Investors. Furthermore, the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade is discussing other investment proposals in regard to Hambantota with foreign investors of other nationalities. This includes a second Petroleum Refinery,” the Government said in a statement. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) has instructed Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade and Minister of Special Assignments to discuss the required modalities with the Chinese Ambassador and to report back to the CCEM. The discussions have been finalized and report to be submitted. The Government said that a part of the local media has distorted the facts in regard to these transactions in order to disrupt the economic development of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

“This is a devastating tragedy. It should never have happened,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. According to a press release from the Office of the High Commissioner (UNHCR), Mr. Grandi welcomed the announcement from Congolese officials to launch an inquiry into the incident and called for it to be detailed. The incident took place on 15 September after Congolese soldiers fired live rounds at Burundian protestors in the eastern part of the country, many of whom UNHCR believes were refugees and asylum-seekers. The protest, reported to be initially peaceful, allegedly started after a small group of Burundians were detained by Congolese authorities, creating fears they were going to be deported to Burundi. The dead included Burundian men, women and one child. The incident also resulted in the death of one Congolese soldier, with six others wounded. “We need to establish facts and determine responsibility and make sure that such an incident never happens again,” Mr. Grandi said.UNHCR immediately deployed a team to the area on Saturday where it is working with the medical staff of a partner organization in the local hospital to provide life-saving medical assistance to the injured. The UNHCR team on the ground reports a tense situation with over 2,400 Burundians seeking protection next to the UN peacekeeping mission’s small base in Kamanyola. DRC hosts more than 43,700 refugees who have arrived from Burundi since 2015. read more

first_imgIf you follow the mechanical keyboard market at all (I know you’re out there!), you surely know about the two white whales of old-school input devices: the IBM M15 and the Cherry MX 5000 ErgoPlus. Both of these keyboards are known for selling at exorbitant prices in online auctions, but yesterday even the highest expectations were broken when four used MX 5000 keyboards sold on eBay for just under $9000.If $2247.22 per keyboard seems high to you, then you’re not alone. This is more than we’ve seen IBM’s M15 sell for (they have maxed out around $1600) and high for an MX 5000, though sales of these are exceedingly rare in the US. ISO models do sell in Europe more often, but this is certainly a rare keyboard, albeit one that does not regularly break the $1000 mark.Obviously supply and demand issues played a part here, as did a rabid set of collectors of mid-90s clicky keyboards, but what’s so special about the MX 5000? Foremost, it’s a split ergonomic keyboard, the only one Cherry ever produced. It’s also a tenkeyless keyboard (it lacks a number pad), which adds to the value with collectors, especially if you have the optional MX 5700 numberpad. It also uses Cherry’s brown MX switches, which are still popular today.While a failure in terms of sales when commercially available, the MX 5000 carries so much value because of its rarity, which is exacerbated by the fact that the split ergonomic design is prone to failure. Factor in that the keyboard stopped being sold in 1997, and there can’t be many of them left in the world — especially since many of the owners probably have no idea of the value of their 15-year-old, PS/2-powered, beige keyboard.The lot of four that just sold on eBay were used but apparently in great condition and still functional. The four did not include numberpads, but they did come with the original boxes, which is a major score for keyboard collectors.The buyer of the keyboard is not known, though is seems like at least two parties were very serious about owning these keyboards: Ebay’s records show that one of the people bid the keyboard up from $2511.21 to $8888.88 and then the winner won the auction for $100 more.Cherry MX 5000 with numberpad[image via demitsuriyu]last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appointed Yannis Stournaras, a prominent economist, former government adviser and outgoing development minister in the caretaker government, to assume the tough post of finance minister, just a few days before a crucial European Union summit in Brussels where Greece’s debt deal with international creditors is expected to be discussed.The 55-year-old economist is the director of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) and has served as adviser to socialist PASOK governments, including that of ex-Premier Costas Simitis, who clinched Greece’s entry into the eurozone. He also has an impressive academic background, serving as research fellow and lecturer at Oxford University and as economics professor at Athens University.The appointment of Stournaras came a day after the original candidate for the role, National Bank of Greece Chairman Vassilis Rapanos, resigned, saying his health problems would not allow him to undertake the role. Rapanos, 65, was discharged from hospital, where he had been admitted last Friday with stomach pains and nausea.Stournaras, for his part, pledged “hard work” following talks last night at Samaras’s home — where the premier is recovering from eye surgery — with the three party leaders in the government coalition. Earlier in the day, speaking at a book presentation in central Athens, Stournaras appeared cautiously optimistic despite the challenges. “I think there are possibilities for Greece to emerge from the crisis,” noting also that “Greece has enormous potential.” Sources told Kathimerini that Samaras called him on his cell phone during the presentation to officially offer him the job.It remained unclear when Stournaras would be sworn in, with outgoing Finance Minister Giorgos Zannias expected to represent Greece at the EU summit in Brussels Thursday and Friday as part of a delegation led by President Karolos Papoulias, who is replacing Samaras.The appointment of Stournaras was not straightforward. He was Samaras’s favored candidate and ultimately was accepted by the PM’s coalition partners, socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left chief Fotis Kouvelis, but only after initial reservations, sources said. Both are said to have objected to Samaras’s preference for a technocrat instead of a senior cadre from conservative New Democracy, but conceded that Stournaras has the skills and experience required for the job.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

first_imgThe 120-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree said its goodbye two weeks ago, before it was cut down following the decision of the Frankston Council. Despite lobbying local MPs to look into how the tree could be saved through legislation or a community petition to prevent its removal, the old natural wonder was chopped down by tree loppers on 10 July. The efforts to save the famous Frankston tree, which Frankston council was praised for saving in 2004, ended fruitlessly, as the tree roots were damaging the nearby townhouse. Through a loophole in fire safety regulations, the owner embarked last year on legal measures to remove the tree. After options such as buying the properties and turning the site into a park were taken into consideration, the council decided they would not be able to save the tree. “It’s ironic that the tree was recently promoted as a model for advocacy safeguarding our natural environment when pitched against obtrusive suburban development,” president of the South Eastern Centre for Sustainability, Steven Karakitsos, told Neos Kosmos. Steven Karakitsos was one of the most vocal fighters to save the 120-year-old. Karakitsos told Neos Kosmos he was disappointed the tree was removed while he was overseas. “It was done at the time when I was incapable of arriving at a solution which the centre was working on and was in the midst of achieving,” he said. In his interview to Neos Kosmos in December 2012, Mr Karakitsos said the environmental significance of the tree was totally overlooked during the process. “The owners tried to resolve the issue and I concur with them that they were hard done by on account of the bureaucracy, which blatantly neglected their rights and those of the tree,” he emphasised. Frankston Council had been asked to stump up the $750,000 minimum required to buy the two properties whose land includes the historic tree. With the properties’ foundations being eroded by the fig’s ancient roots, the owners of the townhouses, who supported the tree remaining on the site, were keen to close a deal with the council. “The outcome – a pristine example of local council and state government failing to act decisively and implement the necessary measures that could have seen the tree saved when they had ample opportunity to do so,” Mr Karakitsos said. The ancient tree was planted before Federation, when Victoria was still a colony of Britain, and had a long life span ahead of it. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgLes femmes touchées de plus en plus jeunes par les maladies cardiovasculaires Réunis pour un Congrès de cardiologie qui a débuté samedi dernier, les spécialistes du coeur s’inquiètent de l’augmentation du nombre d’infarctus chez les femmes de moins de 50 ans. Selon eux, la principale cause en serait le tabac.Le Congrès européen de cardiologie (ESC) qui se tient jusqu’au 31 août à Paris met en avant les problèmes cardiovasculaires rencontrés par les femmes. “Il est urgent de tirer la sonnette l’alarme pour dire qu’aujourd’hui, les femmes sont autant exposées que les hommes au risque de mourir d’une pathologie cardiovasculaire. Il faut relayer ce message sans relâche car il est loin d’être passé au sein du grand public mais aussi dans le corps médical”, a déclaré le professeur Geneviève Derumeaux, présidente de la Société française de cardiologie.Aujourd’hui, les maladies cardiovasculaires sont la première cause de mortalité chez les femmes rappelle-t-on au congrès. Entre les infarctus du myocarde et les accidents vasculaires cérébraux (AVC), les pathologies cardiovasculaires entraînent 31,7 % de décès chez les femmes et 26,4 % chez les hommes. “Quand on fait des enquêtes d’opinion, on se rend compte que les femmes ont en général très peur de mourir d’un cancer. Or, si on regarde les statistiques, on constate qu’une femme sur 25 en France va décéder d’un cancer alors qu’une sur trois sera victime d’une maladie cardiovasculaire”, souligne le professeur Claire Mounier-Véhier, chef du service de médecine vasculaire et d’hypertension artérielle du CHRU de Lille.Pendant longtemps, ce problème est resté inaperçu car les décès, liés à un infarctus ou un AVC, survenaient très tardivement chez les femmes (sept à huit ans après les hommes). “Jusqu’à la ménopause, elles étaient relativement épargnées car les œstrogènes jouaient un rôle protecteur. Après la ménopause, elles perdaient cette protection mais cumulaient quand même moins de facteurs de risques que les hommes”, constate Nicolas Danchin, professeur de cardiologie à l’Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou à Paris. “Ce qui nous alarme beaucoup, c’est le très fort rajeunissement des femmes qui font un infarctus du myocarde”, explique ainsi le spécialiste.Tabagisme et pilule font mauvais ménage”Parmi ces patients, on constate que, ces dernières années, le pourcentage de femmes de moins de 50 ans a augmenté dans des proportions inouïes. En 1995, on recensait 3,7 % des femmes de cette tranche d’âge. En 2005, on est passé à 11,2 %”, indique le cardiologue qui précise que ce chiffre s’est aujourd’hui stabilisé à 11,6 %. “C’est une évolution très préoccupante. Tous les jours, nous voyons de plus en plus de femmes, y compris à partir de 40 ans, en consultation”, confirme le professeur Mounier-Véhier.Pour les médecins, l’explication de ce phénomène est simple. Désormais, les femmes cumulent les mêmes facteurs de risques que les hommes : sédentarité, surpoids, stress professionnel, alcool et surtout tabac. “L’explosion du tabagisme chez les jeunes filles les expose à un risque cardiovasculaire multiplié par trois à partir de trois ou quatre cigarettes par jour”, avertit le professeur Mounier-Véhier, qui constate que 85% des femmes qui ont un infarctus sont des fumeuses. L’association particulièrement néfaste entre le tabagisme et la prise d’une pilule contraceptive est également évoquée. Pour le professeur Bertrand, cardiologue au CHU de Lille, ce risque serait même multiplié par 20 avec une prise de pilule associée. Un diagnostic trop tardif À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Les docteurs et le grand public sont également moins conscients du risque encouru par les femmes car dans l’esprit collectif, un accident cardiaque est quelque chose de typiquement masculin. Les infarctus sont donc souvent diagnostiqués et pris en charge plus tardivement chez les femmes. “Lors d’un séminaire organisé l’an passé au CHRU de Lille, une médecin du Samu nous a présenté une étude montrant que l’entourage d’une femme faisant un infarctus mettait en moyenne une heure de plus à appeler le 15 que pour un homme”, relate le professeur Mounier-Véhier. D’autant que les signes d’un infarctus ne se manifestent pas toujours de la même façon chez les femmes, rapporte “Certaines d’entre elles ne présentent pas toujours cette douleur thoracique qui serre comme un étau et qui est très évocatrice. L’infarctus peut très bien se manifester par des douleurs digestives, des sueurs, des palpitations, une envie de vomir… Face à ces signes, l’entourage mais aussi parfois le médecin ne pensent pas spontanément à un problème cardiaque, ce qui peut entraîner un retard aux soins parfois très problématique”, explique le professeur Geneviève Derumeaux.Le 29 août 2011 à 18:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Facebook WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Google+ Finn Bálor Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp As announced on last night’s 3/9 WWE NXT on the WWE Network, NXT Champion Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Title and Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin in a Grudge Match have been officially made for the 4/1 NXT TakeOver: Dallas live special on the WWE Network. Source: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWho Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:42 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sundaylast_img read more

first_img Posted: May 3, 2018 RANCHO BERNARDO (KUSI) — Emergency responders were on the scene of a gas leak in the Rancho Bernardo area Thursday, which prompted a shelter-in-place warning and multiple road closures.The broken gas line located near West Bernardo Drive and Via Frontera was reported to SDG&E at approximately 10:30 a.m.As of 1:15 p.m., the gas leak had been contained, said SDG&E spokesman Joe Britton.Authorities asked residents in the area of West Bernardo Drive, Via del Campo, Via Frontera and Via Esprillo in Rancho Bernardo to shelter-in-place as a precaution as utility crews work to halt a natural gas leak in the neighborhood, according to San Diego police.Stretches of those roads also were closed due to the gas leak. All roads were reopened as of 1:15 p.m.No injuries were been reported. There were no service interruptions from the leak. May 3, 2018 Update: gas leak in #RanchoBernardo was controlled at 1:17 p.m. There are no reported service interruptions. Crews will be on the scene for the next 3-4 hours making repairs.— SDG&E (@SDGE) May 3, 2018 Updated: 10:58 PM Gas leak in Rancho Bernardo prompts shelter-in-place warning, road closures , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more