Ahead of Ambedkar Jayanti on Saturday, Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad “Ravan” began a fast last Tuesday. He is currently lodged in Saharanpur jail after the U.P. government slapped the stringent National Security Act on him. According to Kamlesh Devi, mother of Chandrashekhar (who took on the title of “Ravan” as an act of defiance), her son started the “fast unto death” to protest against the “targeting of Dalits and filing of cases against them” during the Bharat bandh on April 2.“The way Dalits are being harassed by the Adityanath government has pained us all. Chandrashekhar has started a fast against the atrocities. I met him in jail where I got to know that he was having only water. The jail administration is pressuring him to break his fast,” she told The Hindu.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Blackwater head coach Bong Ramos and team manager Joel Co gave one piece of important advice to beleaguered center Rabeh Al-Hussaini.Both had the same message to Al-Hussaini, who hasn’t reported to the Elite’s practice for several days now, and that is he should be able to deal with his personal problems while still having time to fulfill his duties with the team.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES “As a player, he has to separate his personal problems no matter how heavy it is,” said Ramos in Filipino. “If this happened to me I will find time to fix the problem and at the same time, I’ll put the practices first then, do whatever I have to do to fix the problem.”Al-Hussaini has reportedly already received 30 percent of his salary in the form a cash advance and that the 6-foot-7 big man is also wishing for a buyout, something Blackwater ownership isn’t willing to give.“No way we’re giving to buy him out, he already had a 30 percent advance from his one-year salary and then more than month he went AWOL (absent without leave),” said team owner Dioceldo Sy in a report on ESPN5.Co added that Al-Hussaini even told the team that he’s committed to the club and help the squad improve its fifth-seed finish, 7-4, in the Governors’ Cup—Blackwater’s best conference in franchise history.“We had a team lunch, just before Christmas, and he told us of his problem and he somehow made a commitment to coach and to everybody in the whole team that we’re going to move forward and pick up from where we left off,” said Co.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Manny Pacquiao gets visit from MMA star Cris Cyborg Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Co said he and Ramos already talked with Al-Hussaini during the holiday season telling him that they understand the problem but he still has a responsibility as professional basketball player.“Coach Bong and I talked to him and he told us his problem, and we respect that, but regardless of what’s happening we made him understand that this isn’t easy,” said Co in Filipino after the team’s Saturday practice at Reyes Gym.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“We made him understand that as a professional, regardless if you’re a professional athlete or in the corporate world, of course, you should find a away to separate your problem with your work. A similar thing happened to me before and I brought my problem to work and that is really a recipe for disaster,” added Co.Al-Hussaini, Co said, last reported to the team right before Christmas when the players were given the signal to go on break for the offseason. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion
Kontron is expanding its portfolio of powerful industrial and embedded servers with the KISS V3 CFL Rackmount Server family. The KISS V3 CFL Rackmount Servers feature an efficient, thermal concept, a maintenance-free, flexibly configurable design in standard or short versions, as well as high computing and graphics power. The systems operate quietly, which is an important criterion for use in noise sensitive areas or in close proximity to a human operator, such as control stations, medical environments, or audiovisual applications. Additionally, they are based on verified embedded components, featuring a robust design for a long-term, high-available 24/7 operation. Their Intel Xeon E-2100 or 8th Gen Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors, scalability, and optional integration of TSN functionality (Time Sensitive Networking) makes the KISS V3 servers suitable for IoT applications.The flexible, modular design allows easy adaptation to meet customer-specific requirements. The tool-free replacement of fans, filter mats, and drives reduces maintenance efforts. Offering at least five years of guaranteed product availability and reliable lifecycle management for successor systems, the KISS V3 CFL Rackmount Servers are tailored for long-term use. They are also Microsoft Azure certified and support TPM V2.0 encryption for secure cloud connection. Optionally, the Kontron APPROTECT Security solution can be integrated. Based on an integrated Wibu-Systems security chip combined with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP and copy/reverse engineering protection. Kontron APPROTECT Licensing also enables new business models such as “pay per use”, demo versions for limited time periods, or activation/deactivation functions.The Kontron KISS 2U Short V3 CFL, KISS 2U V3 CFL, and KISS 4U V3 CFL Rackmount Server feature 8th Gen Intel Core i7/i5/i3 or Intel Xeon E-2100 series processors with two to six cores on a FCLGA1151 socket with Intel C246 chipset. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports and ten USB ports provide high data throughput and connectivity, four DIMM sockets with up to 64 GB ECC storage guarantee adequate main memory.Depending on the design, they feature either an internal 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drive, and a M.2 2280 PCIe drive, offering slots for a variety of SSD or hard disc drive bays with or without RAID, as well as a DVD drive. Up to seven PCIs slots are available for system expansion. The Rackmount systems are CE-certified and available in a widespread portfolio, from low cost to high end.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous VACUUMSCHMELZE: magnetically shielded rooms provide unspoilt environmentNext ARBOR: Micro-ATX industrial motherboard with 6th gen Intel Core processors
Jose Mourinho has been extremely irritated throughout Manchester United’s pre-season tour of America but it looks like he will finally have a reason to smile during the last week of the tour.After losing to 4-1 to Liverpool, Mourinho was an extremely pessimistic about United’s transfer business ahead but looks like things have changed amd hhe is hopeful of getting one more player in before the transfer window shuts on August 9 in England.”I am confident I will get one, but I think two I am not going to get which is not a drama,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS. “In every pre-season it happens the same with every club which is the manager wants more.”It’s our nature, you always want more for your team but then club decisions are different and normally you don’t get what you want which happened during all my career.Also read – Jose Mourinho bookie’s favourite to ‘get the axe’ first in Premier League”So if I get one player until the end of the market, that’s fine.”United have failed to play eye-catching football in pre-season with a make-shift squad. They are without ’70 per cent’ of their main squad due to injuries and World Cup break and have only managed to win one out of their four games so far in US.The club’s inconsistent performances has led Mourinho to express his frustration on multiple occasions throughout the U.S. tour, including criticising individual players and United’s lack of transfer activity.Also read – Jose Mourinho suggests holidaying Manchester United players to return earlyadvertisementGoalkeeper Lee Grant, however, has dismissed the notion that Mourinho is unhappy with the squad.”From what we’re getting from the inside it (the atmosphere around the camp) has been nothing but positive,” Grant told Sky Sports. “The messages we are getting from the manager are positive ones and that is important for us going forward.”His attitude and demeanour around the place is great and that is helpful for us especially when we are under-manned and we are working our hardest.”Also read -World Cup success means Premier League loss for Manchester United: MourinhoUnited play Champions League holders Real Madrid and German champions Bayern Munich in their next two friendlies before hosting Leicester City in the opening league fixture on August 10.(With inputs from Reuters)
zoom Royal PrincessFincantieri and Princess Cruises, brand of US cruise group Carnival Corporation & plc. have reached an agreement to build a new cruiser ship for the company at an all-in cost for the shipowner of approximately 600 million euros (USD 804m). The 143,000-ton ship, which will enter service in 2017, will carry 3,560 passengers (lower berths), and feature the design platform introduced by sister ships “Royal Princess” in 2013 and “Regal Princess” which entered service this past May.Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri Chief Executive Officer, said: “All the orders we win are important for our Group, but some are more special than others. The one we’re announcing today certainly belongs to this select category.It’s a source of great pride to be able to immediately build another ship for a prestigious brand like Princess Cruises following the successful deliveries of two jewels like “Royal” and “Regal”, which have already become part of maritime history”. Specific features and amenities for the ship, along with deployment details, will be revealed in the coming months.Press Release; July 31, 2014
Government House added a little piece of the present as it readies for the future. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks and staff today, Oct. 22, placed a time capsule into walls as Government House prepares to re-open after almost three years of renovations. “I think this is a terrific way to mark the end of this significant project,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “These renovations will preserve this historic building for future generations.” Project manager Ron Jeppesen and his team have selected several items that represent what life is like in Halifax in 2009. “We tried to pick a variety of everyday items including a Tim Hortons cup, a newspaper, postage stamps, coins, a photo of the lieutenant governor and a copy of the project plan,” said Mr. Jeppesen. “Minister Estabrooks also contributed a small painting representing the provincial legislature.” The time capsule was placed in the old kitchen of the house, which will now be an artifact room. Government House is Canada’s oldest occupied government residence and a National Historic Site. The residence belongs to the people of Nova Scotia and is maintained by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Government House is an intrinsic part of Nova Scotia history and is near the end of an estimated $6-million renovation. Its last major renovation was in the 1950s.
PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — One of the biggest mysteries among North Korea economy watchers is how the country has managed to maintain stable exchange rates despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance.The North claims it simply shows how strong the economy really is. But outside experts say it could reflect anything from tight loan policies and government restrictions on speculative dealing to a massive sell-off of state assets.Understanding what’s going on with the North Korean economy is essential for negotiators trying to gauge how seriously leader Kim Jong Un is about giving up his nuclear weapons and whether sanctions are actually what got him to the negotiation table, as many in the U.S. government have suggested.The Associated Press
1 June 2007The situation in the Middle East remains volatile and tense, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council today, with fresh clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the resumption of fighting at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon. Briefing Council members in a closed-door session after returning from Berlin, where he took part in a meeting of the principals of the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East, Mr. Ban said he has spoken to several regional leaders to try to help alleviate the situation.He noted that the Quartet voiced support for the ongoing bilateral talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as regional efforts – particularly the Arab Peace Initiative – to find a solution to the conflict.The Quartet, which comprises the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States, decided to meet at an undetermined location in the Middle East on 26 June or the day after to continue the momentum of international peace efforts, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.Quartet members will meet with Israelis and Palestinians and will then hold a separate meeting with members of the Arab League to follow up on the Arab Peace Initiative, Ms. Montas added.In northern Lebanon, fighting has again resumed between Lebanese army forces and Fatah al-Islam gunmen entrenched in the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp near the city of Tripoli.The shelling today has been heavier than on previous days, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported, and it has meant the agency is unable to obtain first-hand information on the latest conditions for civilians living in the camp.UNRWA estimates that about 5,000 people remain at Nahr el-Bared, less than two weeks after the deadly clashes erupted in a camp that was home to about 31,000 people. Most refugees fled to Tripoli or the nearby camp of Beddawi during lulls in the fighting.
TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is firing back at federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver, accusing him of playing the “blame game” on infrastructure funding.Oliver accused the Ontario government on Monday of causing delays in Ottawa’s plan to spend nearly $11 billion on infrastructure by not providing a list of projects the province wants to see funded.But during a speech today to a conference on public-private partnerships, Wynne said Oliver’s “rhetorical enthusiasm does not build bridges or ease congestion.”She said the federal allocation for Ontario projects is so “inadequate” that her Liberal government has little choice but to apply pressure on Ottawa for better funding.Ontario plans to spend $130 billion over 10 years on public transit, roads and bridges, but Wynne complained the federal allocation for the province under the Building Canada Plan will be only $2.7 billion over a decade.She said with low interest rates and a federal surplus expected next year, “the time to act is now.”The Ontario government faces a $12.5-billion deficit that Wynne has pledged to eliminate by 2017-18.Oliver said Monday that he was still waiting for Ontario to submit its list of preferred infrastructure projects under the Building Canada Plan, which is designed to give predictable long-term funding to provinces and territories.But Wynne said Ontario has been waiting for months on a federal response to a proposed deal on how the province can access the Building Canada funds.“Our government has made infrastructure a real economic priority, so we have no shortage of projects in need of a real federal partner, and have been very clear about this,” she said in her speech. “With every delay, Canada’s persistent infrastructure gap widens and economic growth narrows.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wynne blasts feds for inadequate funding of Ontario infrastructure projects by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 4, 2014 1:06 pm MDT
Pressure on the quarterback is often a determining factor in which team wins the Super Bowl. However, pressure does not only mean sacks. Just forcing a quarterback to release a ball sooner than he wants or hitting him as he’s releasing it can sometimes be even more advantageous than a sack.In Super Bowl XLVIII, two quick pressures by Seattle on Peyton Manning led to two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown after Manning’s arm was hit as he threw. That led to a 22-0 lead and the rout was on. Two years later in Super Bowl 50, Manning had the great defense on his side, and Von Miller forced two strip-sacks of Cam Newton that ultimately decided that game for Denver. In New England’s comeback win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI, the turning point was when Dont’a Hightower strip-sacked Matt Ryan on a 3rd-and-1 with the Falcons up 28-12. That set up the offense on a short field and the comeback was on.It’s not so much about the volume of pressure put on a quarterback, but it’s how he handles it in the big moments on third down, in the red zone, and with the game on the line. Fortunately, that type of context is what an advanced metric such as ESPN’s QBR is able to adjust for.In 2017, Minnesota’s Case Keenum (58.5) and New England’s Tom Brady (54.0) led all quarterbacks in QBR under pressure with marks that rank among the top 10 in all seasons tracked since 2009. Brady’s placement may not come as a big surprise, but Keenum’s breakout season in Minnesota continues to be one of the wildest success stories since Kurt Warner went from bagging groceries to Super Bowl MVP in 1999. Brady has improved with ageTom Brady’s year-by-year numbers while under pressure, 2009-2017 201232.143233.85402713.810 Peyton Manning2009IND59.047.754562.9 Case Keenum2017MIN53.336.616358.5 201539.238426.48813827.311 Drew Brees2011NO54.556.035258.0 201639.186847.05321544.56 Keenum also led all quarterbacks in Football Outsiders’ passing Defense-adjusted Value Over Average metric, which measures efficiency, and he may just be the least likely quarterback to do so since 1986. A big part of Keenum’s success has been his improvement at handling pressure. When we first saw Keenum with the 2013 Houston Texans, he held the ball a long time as an inexperienced second-year player. Keenum’s pressure rate in 2013 was 38.7 percent, the second-highest season among all quarterbacks since 2009. With the Rams in 2016, Keenum ranked dead last in QBR under pressure (6.5). He took a sack on 26.7 percent of the plays he was pressured on.In Minnesota this year, Keenum has cut that mark in half, taking a sack on 13.3 percent of his pressures. Keenum has taken multiple sacks in each of his last seven games, but he was sacked just one time total from Week 5 to Week 11. A big help to Keenum has been wide receiver Adam Thielen, who led the NFL with 40 targets while his quarterback was under pressure — seven more than any other player. Thielen’s 397 receiving yards while targeted under pressure also led the NFL.Thielen is a great security blanket for Keenum, but Stefon Diggs has also been helpful in these moments. The game-winning touchdown pass to Diggs against New Orleans technically wasn’t a play under pressure, but it was a pressure-packed moment of desperation for the duo. Keenum’s QBR under pressure against New Orleans was just 26.4; he completed 4 of 10 passes for 53 yards with a bad interception that got the Saints back in the game. He’ll have to be much better against a Philadelphia defense that got after Matt Ryan often last week. For the season, Philadelphia allowed a 4.7 QBR when getting pressure on the quarterback, which ranked third among all defenses. Keenum can’t force things this week or create turnovers in what should be a low-scoring battle.Speaking of defense, the Jaguars ranked No. 1 in QBR when getting pressure (2.8). This is often a product of the Jaguars being able to get at the quarterback without sacrificing defenders in pass coverage: no defense blitzed less than Jacksonville at just 17.8 percent of its pass plays. That’s probably the right strategy against Tom Brady and the Patriots. You especially don’t want to send a big blitz of six-plus pass rushers at Brady. Since 2006 (including playoffs), Brady has 71 touchdowns to one interception against big blitzes (six-plus pass rushers).Still, at 40 years old, Brady has managed to improve in this area, posting a phenomenal season against pass pressure. His average yards per pass attempt under pressure was 8.76, the highest of any of the 277 qualified seasons since 2009. He also had the second-highest completion rate (59.0 percent) and second-highest passer rating (109.1) under pressure since 2009. The only real issue was that Brady still took 35 sacks this year, but sometimes that’s just the smart play instead of forcing a pass into coverage. Jameis Winston2016TB51.81%6.3112576.7 Tyrod Taylor2015BUF49.387.574255.0 Carson Palmer2015ARI49.647.067255.0 Tom Brady2017NE58.978.7610254.0 Jay Cutler2015CHI55.568.534369.2 201041.672986.21112510.79 Ryan Fitzpatrick2015NYJ43.405.005269.1 201334.654424.3821407.126 Rob Gronkowski and his large catch radius are obviously a big help to Brady when he’s under pressure. Gronkowski led the Patriots with 226 receiving yards when his quarterback was pressured, but Danny Amendola also has a tendency toward clutch catches. Filling in for Julian Edelman in the slot, Amendola caught 14 of 21 targets for 186 yards when Brady was pressured this year. Throw in Brandin Cooks’ 215 receiving yards in these scenarios and the Patriots have a lot of formidable weapons for defenses to worry about even when Brady is pressured. They’ll need all this playmaking ability against a tough Jacksonville defense. While the Jaguars didn’t pressure Ben Roethlisberger often last week, they did hold him to just 1-of-10 passing for 43 yards (including a brilliant touchdown to Antonio Brown) under pressure, and had a huge strip-sack returned for a touchdown in the second quarter.The Jaguars will need to do that to Brady to have a good chance at another upset, but Brady’s seen just about everything from defenses in his career. Against the Titans last week, Brady’s QBR under pressure was 87.6, including a touchdown pass to Chris Hogan and a soft toss to Amendola after heavy pressure.Even if Brady and Keenum aren’t at their best in tough matchups this weekend, they should still have a decisive advantage over the other quarterbacks. Blake Bortles finished 14th in QBR under pressure (21.2), but the strength in his game is really his scrambling ability. According to Sports Info Solutions, Bortles avoided 21 sacks this year, the second most by any quarterback (Matthew Stafford had 22). Bortles will have to use his legs against a New England defense that likes to make quarterbacks hold the ball —a unit that took down Marcus Mariota for eight sacks last week.As for the Eagles, Carson Wentz ranked third in QBR under pressure (52.7), so the offense has been missing that element since his injury. Nick Foles, in a limited sample of games, only has a 7.6 QBR under pressure this season. He’s always a hard one to predict with his unusual career path. Foles actually led all quarterbacks in QBR under pressure in 2014 with a mark of 48.2, but he was dreadful with the Rams (2.3 QBR under pressure in 2015).Then again, as Keenum has shown, stats collected in a Jeff Fisher offense may not be all that telling. If head coach Doug Pederson can devise another good game plan for Foles to implement this week, there’s no reason he can’t get this team to the Super Bowl.Then a whole new level of pressure begins. YearCmp %YardsYPATDINTSacksQBRQBR Rank Regular season onlySource: ESPN Stats & Information Group Keenum and Brady are elite with defenders in their facesThe best seasons based on QBR while facing pressure, 2009-2017 Includes all action plays (passes, sacks, runs); regular season onlySource: ESPN Stats & Information Group Aaron Rodgers2016GB48.185.9610166.7 201442.025684.77452136.33 201758.9710258.761023554.02 PlayerYearTeamCMP %YPATDINTQBR Dak Prescott2016DAL50.435.213052.4 200945.637036.83771634.16 201141.033874.96313215.013 Carson Wentz2017PHI43.436.378052.7
Nicholson will serve a minimum of 33 yearsCredit:Hampshire Constabulary/PA “She was also vulnerable and newly romantic and this made her an easy target for someone looking to satisfy his own appetites. The man who took her life was just such a person.”It seems Lucy developed a crush on Nicholson. Instead of rebuffing her, he encouraged her to continue her interest in him. She was available and he took full advantage.”Notes written tell the full story, at once they are heartfelt and stomach-turningly explicit. The mix of mature insight and young confusion serves as a powerful reminded to show why there’s a need for an age of consent. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A 13-year-old schoolgirl’s “narcissistic” killer has been jailed for life, after a judge described the killing as “pitiless execution” he used to escape being exposed as a paedophile.Care worker Stephen Nicholson, 25, will serve a minimum of 33 years for raping and murdering Lucy McHugh.Nicholson killed Lucy McHugh in July last year after their “secret sexual relationship turned sour”, a court heard on Thursday.Nicholson, originally from Southampton, lured Lucy to her death in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 25 last year.When she arrived, prosecutors said he “brutally” stabbed her, leaving almost 30 knife wounds which included three “very dangerous” cuts to the carotid artery in her neck. Lucy McHugh was killed in July last yearCredit:Hampshire Police/PA Sentencing Nicholson, the judge, Mrs Justice May, told him: “This was a pitiless attack on a child following months of sexual exploitation.”The prosecution has described it as an execution and I am satisfied this is correct.”The combination of his cold narcissism and hot anger dictated that she had to be put out of the way and he saw to it that this was done.”The judge added: “Lucy McHugh was brutally murdered. She was just 13 years old. Any sudden death is a tragedy, but the violent death of a child is shocking.”Lucy was described as bright, bubbly, intelligent and eager to learn. Her grandmother said her nickname was ‘Brains’ because of how quick she was. “Nicholson used and abused Lucy. She had ceased to be of interest to him and had become an obstacle to his comfortable life.”There was also the real risk of her making good on her threat to out him as a paedophile. As far as he was concerned, she had to go.” Lucy McHugh was last seen heading towards the sports centre where Nicholson killed herCredit:Hampshire Constabulary/PA “He has targeted Lucy, taken advantage of her and when she wanted a relationship with him, he has taken the decision to silence her once and for all by brutally killing her,” he said. The investigation into Lucy’s death, described by the CPS as “one of the largest in criminal history” was hampered when Nicholson refused to give police his Facebook password.After applying through the US courts for access to his account, prosecutors only received a log of his Facebook contacts with Lucy but not the content of any messages. It finally arrived the day that the trial started.Detective Superintendent Paul Barton, of Hampshire Police, said Nicholson was a “cold and calculated predatory paedophile” who preyed on vulnerable girls to satisfy his sexual appetite.
Des spécialistes de la préhistoire découpent un bison au silex Des spécialistes de la préhistoire se sont lancés dans le dépeçage et la découpe au silex d’un bison fraichement tué. L’objectif est de comprendre comment les hommes des cavernes utilisaient leurs outils, il y a 50.000 ans. Vingt chercheurs s’affairent autour d’un bison d’Amérique voué à l’euthanasie. Entre aujourd’hui et demain, ils découpent, dépècent, débitent et désarticulent au silex l’animal de 300 kg, étendu sur le flanc, dans le jardin de l’un d’entre eux. Parmi les scientifiques présents, on trouve des archéozoologues, spécialistes des ossements d’animaux, des technologues, spécialisés dans les outils en pierre et des tracéologues, spécialistes des traces d’usure laissées sur ces outils. Un boucher professionnel est venu assister à l’opération. À lire aussiLes résultats fascinants de l’étude d’un crâne vieux de 400 000 ansSi de pareilles expériences avaient déjà été menées aux Etats-Unis, elles avaient expérimenté les outils en obsidiennes utilisés par les Indiens d’Amérique. En Europe, “c’est la première fois que ce genre d’expérience est menée sur un animal aussi gros”, explique Vincent Mourne, préhistorien de l’Inrap qui travaille aux côtés du CNRS et des universités de Toulouse et de Bordeaux. Les scientifiques cherchent ici à mieux comprendre la façon dont vivaient les hommes de Néandertal qui occupaient cette partie du globe il y a entre 40.000 et 50.000 ans. L’étude pourrait permettre de savoir quels outils ils utilisaient et comment ils s’en servaient pour débiter les bêtes tuées. Sebastian Chong, qui rédige un mémoire sur la caractérisation des stries de boucherie, explique qu’il est possible de “retrouver des traces de désarticulation, de décharnement ou d’exploitation de la moelle”. Les outils utilisés par les chercheurs sont des répliques exactes d’outils en silex ou en quartzite. Chaque pierre biface et pointe sont consignées et mises de côté à chaque fois qu’elles ont permis de réaliser une opération spécifique. Ainsi, un système de références est peu à peu mis au point. Il permettra de comparer les observations réalisées au cours de ces deux jours avec les outils et les ossements retrouvés sur les sites de fouilles.Le 22 avril 2011 à 11:33 • Emmanuel Perrin
The French teenager ended up on 13th place in the top scorer list last season with only 13 goals, and this year he’s first with the same number of goals and time to spareAfter only 17 matches played, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is currently France’s top scorer with 13 goals.This matches the same number of goals he scored last year, where he ended up on 13th place in the goalscorer list.The teenager keeps surprising everybody and doesn’t seem to stop.He is followed by Nantes’ Emiliano Sala and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe with 12 goals.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.On fourth Marseille’s Florian Thauvin and PSG’s Neymar Jr. are tied with 11 goals.And last season top scorer, PSG’s Edinson Cavani, is following closely with 10 goals.Cavani was the top goalscorer of the 2017-2019 French Ligue 1 season with 28 goals, he scored six more than second-place Thauvian.Do you think Mbappe can add another trophy to his personal collection?
LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A free cooking class was offered to families and expecting mothers in Lauderhill.The class is part of the American Heart Association’s “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies” initiative.“I’m on a journey to start eating and cooking healthy, and I think this was the best start for me,” said participant Whitney Phillips.On Tuesday, attendees were taught cooking tips and received food samples, meal kits, grocery gift cards and cooking supplies.“We really want people to know that the healthy choice can be the easy choice by us providing simple tools on how to reduce sodium, how to reduce sugar intake and again how to make simple, quick recipes,” said American Heart Association member Jennifer Tossie.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Refuge managers had temporarily closed three area campgrounds to tent camping for public safety: Lower Ohmer, Upper Skilak, and Engineer Lake. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Three campgrounds in the Skilak Lake area have reopened for tent camping as of this morning. In a release from the refuge, it is important that campers take the time to properly manage their campsites to avoid attracting bears and to avoid getting a ticket from Refuge officers. Refuge staff have been enforcing campground food and attractant regulations to reduce the encounters with bears. Visitors are reminded to keep all food and attractions locked in their vehicles when not having direct contact with them. Reports of a black bear damaging a camper’s tent and scratching the person inside prompted Refuge managers to close the three campgrounds to tent camping, on July 22. Refuge officers will continue to patrol the campgrounds to monitor bear activity and to enforce proper storage ofall food and attractants.
Meredith today announced it acquired the Parenting and Babytalk brands from Bonnier. The two magazines will effectively be absorbed into Meredith’s existing Parents and American Baby brands. Following the deal, subscribers of Parenting and Babytalk will begin getting Parents and American Baby instead starting with the September issues. In the meantime, Meredith will port over popular editorial features and columns from the former Bonnier titles into Parents and American Baby. But starting this fall, Parenting and Babytalk will essentially cease to exist in print. Parenting.com, however, will continue to operate as part of the Parents network of sites. A sale price wasn’t released, but Meredith says the acquisitions will not have a material effect on performance. According to PIB numbers, Babytalk was down about 37 percent in ad pages in the first quarter this year compared to the same period in 2012. The 2.2 million circ Parenting was down 29 percent in ad pages in that same period.The sale follows a succession of events out of Bonnier since Dave Freygang took over as CEO after Terry Snow’s departure in January. The company sold its skiing titles to Active Interest Media at the end of April and shut down its Caribbean Travel + Life brand last November. But none of this points to anything as dramatic as a wholesale selloff by Bonnier, says Freygang in a pre-emptive statement following the deal announcement. “I want to make this point perfectly clear: This divestiture following last week’s sale of the Mountain Group should not be taken as the dismantling of the company,” Freygang says. “Our parent company, Bonnier AB in Sweden, reminds us that it plans for generations, not years — we adhere to that theory. This choice was a difficult but necessary one to ensure the company is well positioned for the future.”According to a spokesperson, Bonnier lost money last year and the snow sports and parenting brand deals are designed to put the company back on track to profitability. In the case of the parenting titles, the deal also signals the difficulty magazines have if they’re not number-one in their markets. “We were not number-one in parenting,” says the spokesperson, “Parents is—by a wide margin. At this point, we don’t believe that in the foreseeable future we could make these titles number-one.” As it stands, Bonnier now has titles in outdoor, travel and epicurean markets and, says the spokesperson, the company will continue to review opportunities for further rightsizing as well as acquisitions. “Bonnier is continuing to look at properties that fit into those categories,” says the spokesperson.
.Two suspected robbers were killed in a mob attack at Durgapur in Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria early Thursday, reports UNB.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.Makbul Hossain, assistant superintendent of police in Brahmanbaria, said a group of robbers swooped on the house of a certain Habibur Rahman in the dead of night and tried to loot valuables, keeping the house inmates hostage at gunpoint.As the inmates tried to resist the robbers they beat them up, leaving Sanaullah Mia, 40, Rahul Mia, 25 and Priti Akter injured.Hearing screams from the house, local people rushed to the spot and caught two of the robbers while the other gang members managed to flee the scene.The locals beat up the robbers, leaving them injured.Police rescued the robbers and took them to a local hospital where physicians declared them dead.
The Waverly School’s Annual Academic Resource Fair will take place on March 1. This city/state-wide event will be held at 3400 Ellerslie Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Our goal is to provide a platform place to bring together resources that support ‘the whole’.For more information contact Jerrell Bratcher at 443-768-1661.
Reading supportive comments, ‘likes’ and messages from Facebook friends just before taking an exam may help anxious students reduce their nervousness and improve test scores, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Illinois in the US found that undergraduate students with high levels of test anxiety who sought support from their online friends and read the messages prior to a simulated exam reduced their anxiety levels by 21 per cent. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThese students, and peers who performed a seven-minute expressive-writing exercise, were able to perform as well on a set of computer programming exercises as students who had low levels of test anxiety, said Robert Deloatch, a graduate student at the university. Up to 41 per cent of students are estimated to suffer from test anxiety, which is a combination of physiological and emotional responses that occur while preparing for and taking tests.Test anxiety is linked to lower test scores and grade point averages, as well as poor performance on memory and problem-solving tasks. Test anxiety can be particularly acute when students face exams involving open-ended problems, such as those commonly used on computer science exams that require students to write and run codes, the researchers said. When students’ test anxiety is reduced, their scores and task performance improve accordingly, they found. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveStudents with high test anxiety strongly fear negative evaluation, have lower self-esteem and tend to experience increased numbers of distracting and irrelevant thoughts in testing situations, according to the study. For the simulated exam, students had to solve two programming problems by writing and running codes. Most of the participants were computer science majors or computer engineering students who passed a pretest that ensured they had basic programming knowledge. The researchers measured participants’ levels of test anxiety using the Cognitive Test Anxiety scale, which assesses the cognitive problems associated with test-taking such as task-irrelevant thinking and attention lapses.Participants also completed two other questionnaires that measured their levels of anxiety. The day before the experiment, students in the social support group posted messages on their personal social media pages requesting encouragement – in the form of likes, comments or private messages – about an upcoming computer programming challenge they planned to participate in.”We found that only the students who received supportive messages from their Facebook network showed a significant decrease in anxiety and an increase in their performance on our simulated exam,” Deloatch said.