Moroccans Stage Pro-Palestine March in Casablanca

Rabat – Thousands of Moroccans gathered in a Pro-Palestine march in Casablanca on Sunday.Thousands of Palestine supporters led by Fathallah Arsalan, spokesman of the Al Adl Wal Ihsane Islamist organization, marched in favor of their Palestinian brothers.Besides the banned Islamist group, the march included members of Moroccan political parties such as the Party Justice and Development (PJD), the Uniqueness and Reform Movement (MUR), the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), and the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP). Leaving behind their political differences, Moroccan leaders and their fellow citizens came together as one for the Palestinian cause.“When it comes to the Palestinian cause, there is no political label. This is the second cause of the Moroccan people after the one of territorial unity. When it comes to Palestine, we are all brothers and sisters,” PAM’s National Secretary of Youth, Najwa Koukouss said according to Telquel.Among banners and Palestinian flags, Moroccans marched down the streets of Casablanca chanting Pro-Palestine slogans such as: “With soul and blood we will defend you Al Aqsa”, “Palestine Free Land”, “Zionists Get Out”, “From Morocco to Palestine, One and Not Two Peoples”.Others were dressed in green shirts representing their anti-Israel sentiment, while some children were carrying plastic guns in defense of the Palestinian minors that have been brutally murdered in the Israel-Palestine violence attacks.According to AFP, violence between Israeli forces and Palestinians has escalated since the beginning of October 1, costing the lives of 54 Palestinians and 8 Israelis. read more

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Mens soccer Coach John Bluem seals 200th victory in 20 win over

OSU then-junior forward Nate Kohl (27) heads the ball in the second half Jesse Owns Memorial Stadium on Sept. 28, 2016. Credit: Michelle McDonnell | Lantern PhotographerIn the first-ever matchup between the men’s soccer teams of Ohio State (2-1) and Lehigh (1-2), the Buckeyes defended their home turf and came away with a 2-0 win Friday.The first goal came after a turnover allowed forward Joshua Jackson-Ketchup to dribble into the box and put it in the net from five yards out in the 18th minute.Jackson-Ketchup wasn’t done, in the 38th minute, from 30 yards out he nails the upper right corner of the net to notch his second goal of the night.“It feels amazing right now,” Jackson-Ketchup said. “The second score was one of the best goals I’ve ever had. I didn’t think I had much time. I just turned and it opened up and I let it rip. It was the perfect strike.”The Buckeye defense held the Mountain Hawks scoreless on the night, allowing only two shots on goal. Both attempts were saved by goalie Parker Siegfried who picked up his fifth career shutout.“We knew they were dangerous up front, so we had to defend well throughout the game,” coach John Bluem said. “Fortunately, we had a good first half and Jackson-Ketchup had a couple of really nice goals for us and that was the difference. We played side-to-side to create opportunities. We didn’t have such a good second half, but that’s something we will learn from.”Kicking off Alumni Weekend, Bluem tallied his 200th career win as coach of the Buckeyes, the most in program history. Bluem did not take credit for the achievement, citing all the former players he’s surrounded himself with over the years who have helped him reach this milestone.“It means a lot to me and it means I’ve had a lot of good players here,” Bluem said. “You saw some of them here at halftime tonight. I think when you have an opportunity to coach at a place like this and the longevity I’ve had, that type of milestone will come at some point and time, but it’s because of the players that’ve been here.”Making just his third career start, Jackson-Ketchup said it was a special feeling to be able to come out and help his coach reach 200 wins.“To be able to come in here and score two goals as a freshman and help my coach get his 200th win is great,” Jackson-Ketchup said.The Buckeyes will host Wright State at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Monday at 7 p.m. and finish their four game home stand to start the season. read more

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Man arrested over 1998 police station car bomb

first_imgFIFTEEN YEARS AFTER the attack, a man has been arrested in connection with the explosion of a car bomb at Moira police station in county Down.The 43-year-old was detained in the Moy area this morning and taken to Antrim for questioning.On 20 February 1998, a 500lb car bomb exploded outside the RUC station, causing extensive damage and injuring 11 people.Dissident republicans were blamed and it was thought that police officers due a shift change were the targets. The warning was short but they had just enough time to evacuate.A number of nearby homes needed to be repaired and rebuilt. (YouTube: Unofficial Irish Video Archive)Smithwick Tribunal: Here’s what happened on the day of the RUC murdersRead: Police officer knocked unconscious after stopping flag protesterslast_img read more

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Android exploit allows unauthorized app to record audio take pictures send SMS

first_imgIf the Carrier IQ saga and Wikileaks spyware docs weren’t enough mobile insecurity for you, the hits keep coming. Scientists from NC State have identified an exploit in select Android phones that allows an app to get permissions to do nearly anything: record calls, take pictures or video, log SMS, and track locations.The researchers found security holes in phones from HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and Google — including the EVO 4G, Nexus One, Legend, Epic 4G, and Nexus S. They say the glitch relates to manufacturer supplied enhancements; this could refer to custom UIs like HTC Sense and Samsung Touchwiz, but that wouldn’t apply to the vanilla Nexus phones.The team created a custom diagnostic app, Woodpecker, which tested the permissions vulnerabilities on eight phones. The least secure was the EVO, which leaked camera, location, SMS, and audio data. The Legend logged six leaks, with the Epic 4G tallying three. The Nexus One and Nexus S leaked one permission. The worst perpetrators are well over a year old, but many customers still use them under their original contracts.The frightening part is that, before going public with the findings, the NC State scientists approached the manufacturers and were largely ignored. Google and Motorola confirmed the holes, but Samsung and HTC haven’t given the researchers the time of day. As this is an enormous security threat, the lackluster response is beyond disappointing.Skeptics can see the egregious exploits demonstrated in the following video. This isn’t for the faint of heart, as it demonstrates the app recording audio and sending text messages without user knowledge or consent:via The Register and Daring Fireballlast_img read more

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Vie Review The Best Budget Vaporizer Ever Made

first_img DaVinci MIQRO Vaporizer Review: Vaping Gets TinyMysterious Incident at E-Cig Plant Left 29 Sick, Fire Chief “Bewildere… Most vaporizers cost a pretty penny. Even if you’re looking at cheaper options, you can still expect to spend at least $150 for something that does everything well. But the Vie is looking to outperform all of those folks and undercut them at the same time. Vie retails for a meager $50, and, at that price, you’d expect to be held together with twine and duct tape, but it’s got plenty of surprizes lurking under the hood — almost all of them positive.For starters, Vie was designed by its users. For years, owner Barak Rigbi has been working on prototypes and crowd-sourcing ideas for the vape. To honor contributors, many of the major design changes are named after the people that suggested them. The result is something altogether special. The Vie is built as the Android of vaporizers and made to tackle reigning champs that place form over function.The Vie can do just about anything higher-end models can. It supports both concentrates and herbs, it has plenty of temperature settings, and it sports a number of built-in tricks tools and tricks to improve the vaping experience. As one example, the mouth piece alone not only carries a pick tool, but also a specially designed “maze” for the vapor so that it cools effectively and evenly before hitting your lungs. And if you’re worried about cleaning such a maze (I know I would be, with oil’s tendency to worm its way into every nook and cranny), don’t be. The whole thing is a removable bit of silicone that you can simply dip in warm, soapy water.via vierevolution.comSmoking is straightforward. You can either load the chamber directly, or pack one of a few portable capsules for greater portability (and holy crap is that feature awesome, and something I’ve only seen in the $300 DaVinci IQ until now). Concentrates work a bit differently, but the principle is the same. Once you’re ready, pop the capsule into the chamber and let it go.I was skeptical at first — I’m not a fan of extra steps in my smoking experience — but the results were incredible. For one, the capsule allows more even heat distribution — which cuts down on material waste. You don’t need to sit there and “cook” all of your herbs even when you just want one or two puffs. That alone is huge because very, very few vapes outside of the convective realm (e.g., the Firefly 2) offer that kind of flexibility — and this retails for less than 1/6th as much. Even better, concentrate users will notice perhaps the single best experience currently available. Concentrates are boiled instead of burned, yielding cleaner, smoother vapor without the aggressive heat.Vie truly is a wonder. I keep learning about new features as I use the device (like how it’s one of only a handful of vapes you can use while charging). Rigbi has claimed that there won’t be any major new versions or updates as is common in the industry. Instead, he believes he’s gotten his vape perfect. And that’s a hard point to argue. If I had to complain, I’d say that the Vie doesn’t feel as solid as some other, more expensive vapes, but for the exceptional performance, feature set, price, and experience, I’m not sure that matters.ProsInexpensiveFeature-PackedEasy to UsePortableConsA little cheap-feelingBottom LineAt $50, the Vie could well be a revolution in portable vaporizers. It’s got everything you need, all in one stunningly convenient package.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Coach Staale Solbakken can count on captain Zeca in the Europa

first_imgFC Copenhagen Coach Staale Solbakken could reply on captain Zeca in the Europa League play-off as he picks out Atalanta’s Papu Gomez.The first leg is at the Mapei Stadium on Thursday at 19.00 UK time (18.00 GMT) as the Danes have been using Parma’s training ground to prepare for the match, while the second leg is in Copenhagen on August 28.“Both teams want to play the ball, so I expect an entertaining game,” said Solbakken as quoted in Football Italia.“Atalanta have an experienced Coach and they played many matches in Europe last season, so they have grown accustomed to playing twice a week. I think it’s a pretty even fixture.“They have a really good squad and showed stability last season, reaching the second round. Of course there are many individual talents in the team, but Gomez has found his role.2019/20 Europa League group stage draw in full Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 The 2019/20 Europa League group stages have been set, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, AS Roma and Sevilla all in the mix.“Atalanta have so many attacking options available and it says a lot when Andreas Cornelius isn’t even their first choice.”Midfielder Zeca was featured in today’s training today and will be available to start the match.last_img read more

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CHP investigates reports of rocks hitting cars on Coronado bridge

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The California Highway Patrol is investigating multiple reports of rocks hitting cars on the Coronado bridge. The CHP says the incidents have happened over the past few days. The most recent incident being last night.Officers are unsure where the rocks are coming from ad are calling this a safety concern.The CHP is asking anyone who may have had a rock hit their car while driving on the bridge to file a report. KUSI Newsroom, November 21, 2018 CHP investigates reports of rocks hitting cars on Coronado bridge Posted: November 21, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:46 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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How Would School Choice Work for Military Families

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Late last month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she supports a proposal to offer military families education savings accounts (ESAs) that could be used to pay for K-12 education for their children at public, private or online schools. But so far, it’s not clear how the federal government would provide school choice for service members. The Heritage Foundation has proposed redirecting federal impact aid funds into ESAs for military families, which amounts to $1.2 billion under the Education Department’s fiscal 2018 budget. But a little more than one-half of that figure is for students who live on Indian lands, leaving $515 million for military-connected students. That works out to less than $1,000 per military child for education, according to an analysis by Army Times.A system that shifts impact aid funds toward ESAs would harm school districts serving military children, says Eileen Huck, deputy director of government relations for the National Military Family Association (NMFA). “Trying to recast [impact aid] as a voucher program really goes against the entire purpose of the program, and would be financially devastating to a large number of school districts,” Huck said. “It’s a misconception that it’s a per capita [program], that this is money per military kid. It’s really to offset the loss of revenue that a school district has when it has federal land within its boundaries.” NMFA has supported school vouchers for military children in states with voucher programs, she said.Army Photo by Sgt. Shameeka Stanleylast_img read more

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Daimlers incoming CEO considering killing Smart report says

first_img Open air and eco-friendly: 2018 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabrio 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Enlarge ImageThe Smart brand reportedly may not be long for this world if incoming Daimler CEO Ola Källenius has his way. Mercedes-Benz USA The future of Daimler’s city car brand Smart is looking increasingly uncertain, according to a report published on Monday by Automotive News Europe.The Smart brand has long been a money-loser for Daimler, and the group’s new boss Ola Källenius — who is set to replace longtime CEO Dieter Zetsche in May — seems to be feeling reasonably unsentimental about it.The most recent plans for the brand have it pivoting to become an all-electric urban car, but it’s looking increasingly like that ambitious (and likely expensive) plan might not come to fruition.It’s hard to say how much money the brand has cost Daimler over the past 21 years since the parent company doesn’t break out Smart’s financials in its public reports, but that the number could be in the billions of euros.The Smart brand launched officially in the US in 2008 and currently offers two EQ Fortwo models here — the Coupe and the Cabrio, both electric — in a variety of trim levels starting at around $24,000.Representatives from Daimler didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 3 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 53 Photos Share your voicecenter_img Tags Car Industry Electric Cars More From Roadshow Smart Comments Smart Mercedes-Benzlast_img read more

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Now teenage girl gangraped in Subaranachar

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationTwo young men allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Noakhali’s Subaranachar upazila on Thursday night, reports UNB.Police detained Israfil Azad Shwapon, 23, son of late Taiyab Mia and Nizam Uddin, 22, son of Chan Mia, all from South Charmajid village in East Charbata Union of the upazila on Saturday morning.Inspector Ibrahim Khalil of Charjabbar police station said the girl was picked up by auto-rickshaw driver Swapon after assuring her mother to reach her home without fare.Later around 9:00pm, the girl was taken to a lonely place in South Char Majid village where Nizam and Swapon in turns raped her, he added.Following morning, the girl returned home and informed her family about the incident.Later, her brother filed a case with Charjabber police station on Friday night.The girl has been sent to Noakhali General Hospital on Saturday for medical test.Meanwhile, Ujma Shukrana, judge of Noakhali Cognisance Court-2, sent the arrestees to jail after police produced them before it this afternoon, inspector Khalil added.On 30 December last, a woman was gang raped and assaulted at Charjubli village in Subarnachar upazila by a gang of 10 men after the 11th parliamentry election for casting her vote for ‘sheaf of paddy’.last_img read more

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Eighth grader sexually abused in Faridpur

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA schoolgirl was sexually abused in Faridpur while she was going to attend a Pahela Baishakh programme in Faridpur’s Nagarkanda upazila.A 17-year-old of the upazila’s Kodalia Shahidnagar union has been arrested in this connection. Nagarkanda Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Bodrudduza Shuvo said, the eighth grader was abused on Ishwardi Road while she was going to upazila sadar to attend a Pahela Baishakh programme. Once informed, a mobile court found the youth responsible for the incident and asked Nagarkanda police station to file a case against him, the UNO added.Officer-in-charge of Nagarkanda police station Mizanur Rahman said the father of the girl filed a case under The Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act against the youth, who has been sent to jail.last_img read more

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Bowser Faces Competition

first_imgDavid Catania has served on the D.C. Council for 17 years.Independent mayoral candidates D.C. Council member David Catania and former D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz are campaigning to convince District voters that they should buck political tradition of supporting the Democratic nominee and support their bids to lead the city.D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, who represents Ward 4, is the Democratic nominee for mayor but some residents are not sold on her as mayor and Catania, a former Republican who left the party in 2004, and Schwartz want to be seen as alternatives.Catania has served on the D.C. Council for 17 years and has a reputation as a passionate and sometimes testy legislator who has helped bring down the city’s HIV/AIDS rate, improved residents access to health care insurance, put the United Medical Center on the path to financial solvency, and spear headed legalizing same-sex marriage. Catania’s accomplishments impressed Paul and Barbara Savage, who hosted a barbecue for the mayoral candidate onAug. 23.“I believe that David will be a good leader for our city,”Barbara Savage said. “I know that David will bring this city together.We don’t need a mayor who is good at socializing but one who can put the city back on good footing.”The Savages are recognized throughout the District as a Democratic Party political power couple. In 1998, they played a central role in convincing Anthony Williams to run for mayor victoriously and recruited Vincent Gray in 2004 to successfully challenge Ward 7 D.C. Council member Kevin Chavous.Carol Schwartz is running for mayor for the fifth time.Catania told supporters in the Savages back yard that being the city’s mayor is about trust. “We need a mayor who has a record and not someone who can just make a promise,” he said.Catania is the chairman of the council’s Committee on Education and said that he has visited the city’s schools and worked to end social promotion – the practice of advancing a student by grade based on age and not academic performance.Catania, 46, wants to diversify the economy by creating an environment where tech entrepreneurs can thrive and reward longtime District government workers who sometimes feel ignored. Catania recently received the endorsement of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). “David Catania is a dedicated public servant, who possesses the executive leadership experience necessary to manage the complexities of the District of Columbia government. He is the most qualified candidate in the race,” Delroy Burton, the chairman of the FOP, said on Aug. 20.Catania said he will win by celebrations.last_img read more

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Engineers design selfstabilizing electric bicycle

first_img“Because the posture response of the bicycle is passive, it is not possible to control directly,” Murakami explained. “Therefore, it is necessary to do the stabilization control indirectly by using the bicycle steering control. This is one reason why bicycle stabilization becomes difficult.”While the optimal stabilization strategy allowed the bicycle to run on a straight path on the rollers, the other strategies could stabilize the bike’s posture, but had position errors that resulted in the bicycle diverging from its straight path. One key to achieving these results was developing a simplified dynamic model for a bicycle, a modification of the more complicated but widely studied Sharp dynamic model developed by R. S. Sharp in 1971. The researchers’ simplified version enabled them to develop a bicycle controller that fused stability and trajectory control. While these experiments tested the bicycle’s ability to ride in a straight line, the researchers predict that the control strategy could also extend to curved trajectories. The team plans to make improvements to the model to account for road irregularities and tire characteristics, which weren’t accounted for in this study. By confirming the feasibility of bicycle stability unassisted by a human rider, the researchers hope to continue making bicycles increasingly sophisticated and safe.“Our final goal is to stabilize the bicycle at zero speed,” Murakami said. “Many bicycle falling accidents happen when elderly people stop a bicycle in a crosswalk, and so on.”More information: Tanaka, Yasuhito, and Murakami, Toshiyuki. “A Study on Straight Line Tracking and Posture Control in Electric Bicycle.” IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics. To be published.Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Despite the challenge, engineers from Keio University in Yokohama, Japan, are developing a self-stabilizing electric bicycle, one that can stay upright by itself while being propelled and steered by electric motors. Their ultimate goal is to create a sophisticated, high-performance bicycle that could serve as a convenient alternative to a small car.Yasuhito Tanaka and Toshiyuki Murakami, both with the Department of System Design Engineering at Keio University, will publish their study in an upcoming issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.“The bicycle is a comfortable vehicle that is safe and can offer more familiarity with nature compared with the car,” Murakami told PhysOrg.com. “Especially, the bicycle is a convenient vehicle that can be useful as an activity for elderly people. However, it is thought that a lot of bicycle falling accidents occur with elderly people, and it is very useful to achieve a safer bicycle.”As the first step toward their goal, the researchers designed an electric bicycle that maintains its balance and follows a straight path. In simulations and experiments, they tested three different strategies that combine stability control and trajectory control. The researchers found that a combination of the “posture controller” (for stability) and “steering function controller” (for trajectory) could enable the bicycle to drive by itself continuously. In the experimental set-up, a conventional bicycle was placed on three rollers – two underneath the rear wheel and one underneath the front wheel. When the rear rollers rotated, the front roller rotated through a wire. Two motors controlled the motion of the bicycle – the motor on the handlebars controlled steering, and the motor in the back drove the rear wheel at an average speed of 2.5 meters per second. To monitor the bicycle’s position and stability, the engineers attached an LED to the back side of the bicycle, and used a camera mounted behind the bike to monitor the LED’s movement. A gyro sensor attached to the bicycle also detected changes in the bicycle’s direction angle. The researchers could control the bicycle in real time using feedback from these sensors with an RTLinux operating system. As the researchers explained, adjustments to the acceleration (back motor) and steering (front motor) were straightforward because the feedback could be interpreted to have a clear physical meaning. The control system then calculated the necessary motor adjustments. In the experimental set-up, the bicycle ran on rollers. The motor on the handlebars controlled steering, while the motor in the back drove the rear wheel. The gyro sensor, LED, and camera detected the bicycle’s position, which gave feedback to a control system that adjusted the motors to maintain bicycle stabilization. Image credit: Yasuhito Tanaka and Toshiyuki Murakami. ©2008 IEEE. Explore furthercenter_img Citation: Engineers design self-stabilizing electric bicycle (2008, November 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-11-self-stabilizing-electric-bicycle.html Shared e-cargo bikes: Boom and barriers in Basel (PhysOrg.com) — As every five-year-old knows, balancing on a bicycle is not as easy as it looks. But, as engineers know, getting a bicycle to balance by itself – without a human riding it – is even more difficult.last_img read more

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Research team develops tattoolike skin thermometer patch

first_imgAn ultrathin device for mapping changes in skin temperature to 0.02 C adheres to the skin surface without the use of glues or tapes. Credit: University of Illinois and Beckman Institute © 2013 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org) —A diverse team of researchers from the U.S., China, and Singapore has created a patch that when glued to the skin can be used as a thermometer—continuously measuring skin temperature. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the team describes how the patch is made and ways it can be used. The team was led by John Rogers of the University of Illinois—he has been working on ultra-thin electronic skin patches for several years. Just two years ago, he and his team developed a skin patch that sported sensors, radio frequency capacitors, LEDs, transistors, wireless antennas, conductive coils and even solar cells for power. Other researchers have also been hard at work developing patches for applying directly to the skin, or in one case, a tooth. In this latest effort the researchers have fine tuned a patch that resembles a tattoo once applied—it’s meant for one specific task—monitoring skin temperature.The patch is small, of course, just inches across, and extremely thin. It’s also pliable—it’ll keep working even when the skin to which it’s attached twists and turns. The idea for the patch is that it can measure body temperature (at the skin level) very accurately, and over a continuous period of time. Also, because it measures heat at multiple locations (at the same skin site) at the same time, the patch is capable of monitoring heat flow and the constriction and dilation of blood vessels as they respond to the environment around them. Drug patch treatment sees new breakthrough Journal information: Nature Materials In this infrared image, active heating elements of an ultrathin device on the skin appear white due their increased temperature. The device construction allows for application of controlled heating while simulataneously mapping temperature changes to 0.02 °C. Credit: University of Illinois and Beckman Institutecenter_img The patch looks like a bar-code tattoo and is applied using special glue. Thus far, the team has created two versions of the patch that operate in slightly different ways, but offer the same end result—heat readings. The team says that the patches can work in reverse as well, delivering heat to the skin, if desired, simply by increasing the voltage. The patch isn’t ready for use by the general population just yet, however, as it still requires an external power source. The team is investigating different sources for different types of patches—solar for those applied to the skin and bioelectric for those applied inside the body, such as to the outside of organs. More information: Ultrathin conformal devices for precise and continuous thermal characterization of human skin, Nature Materials (2013) DOI: 10.1038/nmat3755AbstractPrecision thermometry of the skin can, together with other measurements, provide clinically relevant information about cardiovascular health, cognitive state, malignancy and many other important aspects of human physiology. Here, we introduce an ultrathin, compliant skin-like sensor/actuator technology that can pliably laminate onto the epidermis to provide continuous, accurate thermal characterizations that are unavailable with other methods. Examples include non-invasive spatial mapping of skin temperature with millikelvin precision, and simultaneous quantitative assessment of tissue thermal conductivity. Such devices can also be implemented in ways that reveal the time-dynamic influence of blood flow and perfusion on these properties. Experimental and theoretical studies establish the underlying principles of operation, and define engineering guidelines for device design. Evaluation of subtle variations in skin temperature associated with mental activity, physical stimulation and vasoconstriction/dilation along with accurate determination of skin hydration through measurements of thermal conductivity represent some important operational examples. An ultrathin device for mapping changes in skin temperature to 0.02 °C is applied to the skin using a water-soluble backing. Credit: University of Illinois and Beckman Institute An ultrathin device for mapping changes in skin temperature to 0.02 °C is shown with a representative colormap of temperature distribution on the wrist. Credit: University of Illinois and Beckman Institute Citation: Research team develops tattoo-like skin thermometer patch (2013, September 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-team-tattoo-like-skin-thermometer-patch.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Burdwan Medical College grants new lease of life to infant

first_imgKolkata: The Burdwan Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday performed a complicated operation to offer a new lease of life to a seven-month-old child by bringing out a small piece of vegetable that had been accidentally stuck in her windpipe. The baby was suffering from asphyxia because of it.The expertise of the ENT department of the hospital ensured that the child suffered minimum pain and no blood loss. The child is stable now and under supervision at the paediatric intensive care unit of the hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to sources, seven-month-old Jessica Dip is the daughter of Jyotiraj Dip and Jyotsnarani Dip, residents of Sainthia in Birbhum. They originally hail from Sambalpur in Odisha. The child had picked up the piece of long bean while her mother was cutting vegetables on Monday morning at around 10 am. She immediately started having breathing problem after putting it in her mouth and was rushed to Sainthia Hospital. But the child’s parents were informed that the hospital does not have the infrastructure to conduct such an operation. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseShe was referred to the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital and as soon as the couple reached Burdwan, the child was admitted at the paediatric department. The case was soon referred to the ENT department. Head of the ENT department at the hospital Ganesh Gayen said: “The child was getting less than 40 percent of her normal oxygen intake with the piece of long bean being stuck in her windpipe. Immediate operation was necessary to save her. We immediately formed a team from various disciplines and conducted the operation to take out the piece of vegetable from her windpipe. The child is now free from danger.” There has been more than one occasion when the ENT team from Burdwan Hospital has successfully performed similar complicated operations. “But the child’s case was complex due to her age,” a senior official of the hospital said.last_img read more

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Control room numbers issued to address student queries

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Wednesday issued control room numbers for Madhyamik examinees, who can call on these numbers to address their queries.The numbers are— (033) 2359-3872 and 2359-2278. These two numbers will remain operational till February 22. The WBBSE issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday. The candidates can also send their queries to madhyamik.parikshya@gmail.com. The Madhyamik examination is starting from January 12 this year. Thousands of students from across the state will sit for the examination this year. The examinees will be able to avail all type of information related to the examinations by calling up on the control room numbers. Apart from the control room numbers, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has also published the numbers of various senior officials including the board president, deputy secretary (examination), deputy secretary (administration), deputy secretary (education) and the assistant secretary. The guardians can also calls on these numbers if required. The contact number of the WBBSE president is (033) 2321 3089 and the fax number is (033) 2321 3812. The contact number of deputy secretary (examination) is (033) 2321 3844 and the fax number is (033) 2321 3216. Number of deputy secretary (administration) is 9051068548 and the deputy secretary (education) is 7001345321 and the number of deputy secretary (examination) is 9874499820.last_img read more

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Trinidad to hosts world premiere of Kabir Bedis movie Bazodee

first_imgBollywood superstar Kabir Bedi was in Trinidad for the world-premiere of Bazodee the Movie. Bedi stars alongside Trinidadian soca artiste Machel Montano in the feature film Bazodee, which premiered recently in Trinidad. In addition to his busy schedule of public appearances in promotion of the new movie, Bedi graciously accepted the Tourism Development Company’s (TDC) invitation to tour some places of interest in Trinidad.Bazodee is one of the films being featured at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) 2015. The ttff partnered with Monk Pictures, Indiepelago Films and FilmTT to bring Bazodee and members of its stellar cast to a T&T audience, for the premiere of the film at the historic Globe Cinema in Port of Spain. The screening was followed by an after-party at Aria Lounge on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook and included a short set by Machel Montano.Bazodee is a musical drama about a rugged soca singer who falls for a beautiful young Indian woman. The movie also features acting talents of a number of other T&T actors.last_img read more

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Yas Island conducts road shows in New Delhi and Mumbai

first_imgYas Island is UAE’s ultimate leisure and entertainment destination offering a wide range of experiences for the young and the young at heart, with its state of the art faucets. With five iconic architectural structures: Yas Waterworld, the largest water park in UAE with towering Jebel Dana and the Lost Pearl, the expansive rooftop of Ferrari World, home to the largest Ferrari logo in the world at the world’s first Ferrari branded theme park, the Yas Marina FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS GRAND PRIX race track, the LED diamond-panelling of Yas Viceroy Hotel and UAE’s 2nd largest retail experience Yas Mall. Yas Island is the perfect place for the ultimate vacation experience, all year long!Destination Yas Island sent out a team including Farah Leisure Parks Management (Operators of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi & Yas Water World) and all of its hotels to meet with key individuals of the Indian travel industry and media fraternity in Delhi and Mumbai; to discuss strategic methods to push the destination in the Indian market. Joining them was the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority, who has always been supportive of such initiatives.India is one of the fastest growing travel markets in the world. Close proximity to UAE puts India ahead of other source markets for Yas Island. Indians are willing to explore the world for unique travel experiences. Yas Island, a magnificent example of human endeavour and creativity in Abu Dhabi is a hotspot where the Indian traveller is flocking to.The partners for the roadshow were – Yas Island, Farah Leisure Parks Management; Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority; Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi; Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island; Yas Island Rotana & Radisson Blu & Park Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island.Attending the roadshows were Bruno P. Wiley, VP Sales – Farah Leisure Parks Management; Cynthia Goh, Product & International Marketing Co-ordinator, Yas Island; Bejan Dinshaw – Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority; Melbin Francis – Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi; Pradeep Bhandari – Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island; Mamta Pall – Yas Island Rotana; Afsar Khan – Radisson Blu and Park Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island.Wiley rated India as the top source market for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. He further said, “We have marked a rise in Indian footfalls since the inaugural and receive about 30 percent of our business from this market for Ferrari World. We are looking at further increasing our International presence and have been getting FIT, families, MICE and leisure groups. Going forward, we intend to keep developing and offering innovative attractions to visitors in phases.”Farah Leisure chose this occasion to announce the upcoming thrilling ride at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – ‘Flying Aces’ featuring the world’s tallest loop on a roller coaster ride. Set for a grand launch in the latter part of January, Flying Aces is sure to woo travellers and break records.last_img read more

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Belmond unveils its ambitious plan for 2018

first_imgFollowing a series of award-winning design and renovation projects last year, Belmond revealed the details of seven highly distinctive developments across its portfolio of hotels, trains and cruises in 2018.Beginning last month with the launch of three new Art-Deco Grand Suites onboard historic Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, Belmond’s diverse range of designs honour timeless craftsmanship, celebrate heritage and tradition and look to the future working with innovative designers and local materials.Lined up for the year is Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in Botswana; Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada in Mexico, a historic renovation of Belmond Cadogan Hotel in London and a luxury beach resort Belmond Cap Juluca in Anguilla.“When you walk into a Belmond property you can feel the ‘soul’ of the place, and it’s our job to keep the soul and spirit alive with the design concepts. We are working with talented designers to carefully merge the genuine elements of the local culture with a modern-day relevance that resonates with our guest’s lifestyle and aspirations,” highlighted Joe Ferry, Art & Design Director at Belmond.last_img read more

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Cyprus and Andorra sign double taxation treaty

first_imgCyprus and Andorra signed on Friday signed a double taxation avoidance during the 128th session of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe.Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides, signed the treaty on behalf of Cyprus and Foreign Minister Maria Ubach Font on behalf of Andorra.According to an announcement, the text agreed between the two jurisdictions will contribute to further develop the economic relationship and to enhance the co-operation in tax matters between the Republic of Cyprus and the Principality of Andorra, as Andorra is one of the few European jurisdictions that Cyprus had no such convention with.The Convention is based on the OECD Model Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and on Capital and incorporates all the minimum standards of the Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, as issued by the OECD/G20.Furthermore, it includes the exchange of financial and other information in accordance with the relevant Article of the Model Convention.You May LikeList Nebula8 Cutest Exotic Dog Breeds From Around The WorldList NebulaUndoTripsInsiderHotels In United States At Ridiculously Low PricesTripsInsiderUndoObsev[Pics] Redditors Talk About “Pointless” Facts They KnowObsevUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoTwo of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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