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Sanchez should never have left Arsenal – PiresSanchez should never have left Arsenal – Pires

first_imgAlexis Sanchez has been told he “had to stay at Arsenal”, with Robert Pires admitting that “complications” at Manchester United may force another move in January.The Chile international made his way through the exits at Emirates Stadium during the last winter window as his contract in north London ran down.Jose Mourinho won the scramble for his signature, with the 29-year-old making his way to Old Trafford on a lucrative contract. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He was considered to be a major coup for the Red Devils but has struggled for form and is currently nursing an injury which is preventing him from rediscovering his spark.Pires believes leaving Arsenal was Sanchez’s biggest mistake, with the former Gunners star telling El Mercurio: “Alexis was very good, he’s an excellent footballer, but I also got to know him as a person and I can say that I loved knowing him, he is a friend. He stands out for his professionalism and that helped Arsenal to win several titles.“Honestly, it surprised me. For me, Sanchez had to stay at Arsenal, where he was one of our stars.“I don’t know if he could say no to United, but I think the style of play of the London club suits his performances better. But you have to respect his decision.”Having failed to heed that advice, Sanchez is now being urged to consider moving on again.Alexis Sanchez Jose Mourinho Manchester United 2018-19Pires believes Mourinho is the wrong manager for him, with it difficult to understand why the South American opted to link up with the Portuguese rather than making his way to Manchester City to work under Pep Guardiola.The Frenchman added: “Yes, he’s going through a complex moment. The relationship with the manager is always important, but it’s notable that there are complications between Jose Mourinho and him.“When you’re a United manager and you have players like Paul Pogba and Sanchez, you have to take care of them, because in the end the only important thing is for the team to win.“When there are problems, the most important and complicated thing, at the same time, is to sit down to talk and say things face to face.“Sanchez doesn’t deserve to be on the bench or stay at home. We’ll see if he finds a solution in January, because he is not playing and he has to do it, since he is a wonderful footballer.“Mourinho and Josep Guardiola are two coaches who know how to win and conquer titles, but now, City’s way of playing is higher than United’s and it could be that if Alexis went to Pep’s team his situation would be different.”last_img read more

2nd Test: Fakhar Zaman set to make debut vs Australia in Abu Dhabi2nd Test: Fakhar Zaman set to make debut vs Australia in Abu Dhabi

first_imgPakistan named limited-overs opener Fakhar Zaman, uncapped quick Mir Hamza and all-rounder Shadab Khan in the 12-man squad for the second Test versus Australia at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, starting on Tuesday.Zaman, who has been a hit in the limited-overs format for Pakistan, is set to make his Test debut, replacing injured Imam-ul-Haq, who fractured his finger in the drawn opening Test.The southpaw has so far played 23 ODIs and scored 1121 runs at an average of 59.00. He has scored three centuries and a double hundred as well against Zimbabwe. In 22 T20Is, the 28-year-old has accumulated 646 runs at an average of 30.76.Also read – Tim Paine not satisfied despite thrilling draw in Dubai Test: ‘We’re here to win’Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed also confirmed on Monday that left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has been dropped for the series decider. Wahab, who returned to the side after a year, failed to impress in the first Test where he returned wicketless after bowling 27 overs.Fellow left-armer Hamza appears the most likely man to replace him, though Shadab, who has recovered from a groin injury, could be considered if Pakistan want another spin-bowling option.Also read – Ready for whatever Pakistan throw at us in Abu Dhabi: Mitchell StarcPakistan had Australia on the mat in the first Test but they failed to get over the line as Australia put on an incredible show with the bat to come out with a draw in Dubai.Following which, Australian skipper was all praise for his side and indicated that they are there to win and not just draw or compete.advertisement”I think we were clearly pretty excited by what we’ve been able to achieve because it doesn’t happen too much but you’ve got to keep a bit of perspective on it and realise that we had been outplayed particularly over the first few days.”While it was great we did fight back, a draw is a draw and we’re here to win.”Australia will now look to build on that look to put up a better performance against a formiddable Pakistan side and win their first series in Asia since the 2011 tour of Sri Lanka.Squads:Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (C & WK), Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez.Australia: Tim Paine (C & WK), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc.last_img read more

Jofra Archer shines as England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in only T20IJofra Archer shines as England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in only T20I

first_imgEngland timed their run chase to perfection to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in their one-off Twenty20 international on Sunday.Solid batting from skipper Eoin Morgan (57 not out), Joe Root (47) and James Vince (36) saw England chase down Pakistan’s 173-6 with four balls to spare, finishing on 175-3. Morgan wrapped up the victory with a straight six off Pakistan paceman Faheem Ashraf.Jofra Archer gave another glimpse of his bowling potential for England by taking 2-29 after Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat.In responding to Pakistan’s total, Ben Duckett fell for 9 on his return to England colors for the first time since November 2016.But Vince and Root played some sumptuous strokes to keep up with the rate, before umpire Alex Wharf judged that Vince had feathered a delivery from Imad Wasim down the legside, a decision that was upheld on review.Morgan took 14 runs off three successive balls from Faheem as England pressed home its advantage.Babar Azam led Pakistan with 65 – before being run out by Archer – while Haris Sohail added 50 as the pair put on a 103-run partnership for the third wicket.Also See:last_img read more


first_imgThe South African Touch Association has launched their brand new web-site in the lead-up to the Federation of International Touch World Cup to be played in Stellenbosch South Africa 17-21 January 2007.Stories and information centreing on the World Cup, as well as all the news and views from the state of play of Touch Football in South Africa will be updated regularly.Check the site out for yourself by going to:

COSCON Issues Port Congestion Tariffs for Transpacific TradeCOSCON Issues Port Congestion Tariffs for Transpacific Trade

first_imgzoom COSCON has informed that the Tariff Rule No. 023-005, Port Congestion Surcharge (PCT), will apply to all cargoes originating from, or destined to North America, and impacted by possible labor-related disruptions beyond carrier’s control.The surcharge reflects COSCON’s current estimate of additional costs that will result from labor-related disruptions, including increased vessel, terminal, container, fuel and administrative costs.The tariff rule was filed with FMC on April 15, 2014 and is effective from May 15, 2014.The Rule stipulates as follows: It is recognized that a strike, lockout, work stoppage, work slowdown or other labor-related disruption to operations at any U.S. /Canada Port (collectively, labor unrest) will cause congestion at U.S. /Canada ports.Accordingly, notwithstanding any other provision of this tariff, in the event of labor unrest, cargo received by the carrier or its agent after the effective date of this rule and scheduled to arrive at any U.S. /Canada (West Coast, East Coast, or Gulf Coast) on or after May 15, 2014 shall be subject to the following congestion charge: $800 per 20′ container $1000 per 40′ container $1125 per 40′ High Cube container $1266 per 45′ High Cube containerImplementation of the charge for cargo discharging at any port, not limited to ports under strike action, will be triggered by the carrier’s subsequent announcement in this rule stating that congestion now exists at these ports.In the event no labor unrest occurs, this charge shall not be applicable.Once labor unrest has occurred, this charge shall continue to be assessed until such time as carrier provides notice in this tariff that the impact of the labor unrest on its operations and those of any affected port(s) has ended.This charge shall be payable on a freight collect basis, although if agreed by carrier and shipper, it may be paid on a prepaid basis.Press Release; July 1, 2014last_img read more

Hang Out With Willie Nelson At Farm AidHang Out With Willie Nelson At Farm Aid

first_imgA new online charity auction is giving you the chance to grab a friend and head to Farm Aid 2013 on September 21st to join the ranks of rock royalty to meet with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus.Access to his home on the road is usually reserved for Willie’s family, friends and the occasional superstar or luminary. 

As Willie’s guest you will receive: • 2 Tickets to Farm Aid 2013 from Willie Nelson’s personal allotment • A private, escorted backstage tour of Farm Aid 2013 • A visit with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus at the show • A photo on the bus with Willie • The opportunity to have one personal item autographed • An official Farm Aid 2013 “Artist’ laminate pass signed by Willie Nelson (laminate to be sent to winner after event for security purposes)This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get personal access to an American legend and get a behind the scenes glimpse into his world. Farm Aid 2013 lineup includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee and more.The auction runs until September 5, and will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. Access the auction here.last_img read more

Study Chinese to account for half of luxury sales by 2025Study Chinese to account for half of luxury sales by 2025

first_imgMILAN — Chinese consumers will remain the driving force for luxury goods market, according to a new study by Bain consultancy released Thursday that shows they will fuel nearly half of global high-end sales by 2025.Chinese shoppers will account for 46 per cent of global luxury sales of an estimated 365 billion euros ($412 billion) in just six years, Bain said in the study, which was prepared for Italy’s Altagamma association of high-end producers. That’s up from one third of all sales of luxury apparel, accessories and cosmetics last year.Bain partner Claudia D’Arpizio says half of those purchases will be made in China, as price differences between countries fade and brands improve the customer experience in China.Bain said luxury sales this year are forecast to grow 2 per cent to 260 billion euros, in figures restated to exclude luxury art, design and decor. Taking into account both luxury goods and experiences, the market is expected to grow by 5 per cent to 1.2 trillion euros globally.Luxury goods sales in China this year are forecast to be up 18 per cent to 23 billion euros. Europe and the Americas, still the two largest markets, remain flat due to strong currencies, totalling 84 billion euros and 80 billion euros, respectively.D’Arpizio said that Bain identifies five different generations of luxury goods consumers in the current market, from those born before 1945 whose spending focuses more on experiences than hard luxury, to current teenagers who favour casual wear like expensive sneakers.“This is an opportunity for brands to cheery pick the customer. Loro Piana and Balenciaga have different customer bases, while Gucci or Louis Vuitton can be relevant for teen-agers or older customers,” she said.“That is why we are very positive on the market going forward,” she said, with annual growth of 3 per cent to 5 per cent.Colleen Barry, The Associated Presslast_img read more

BJP seems to be schizophrenic Akhilesh Yadav on PMs blogBJP seems to be schizophrenic Akhilesh Yadav on PMs blog

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Saturday termed the BJP “schizophrenic” and alleged that the party tries to co-opt icons like Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia but follows people who these leaders disagreed with. The remarks by the SP chief came in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s blog in which he dubbed the efforts of regional parties to form a grand alliance with the Congress as “reprehensible”, saying socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia would be “horrified” as most of these parties claim to be his followers. Accusing the BJP of practising double standards, Yadav wrote on Twitter, “I wonder which principles are being spoken of. The BJP seems to be schizophrenic.” “On the one hand they try to co-opt Gandhi Ji, Bhagat Singh, Sardar Patel, Dr Ambedkar and Dr Lohia and on the other hand they follow people who these leaders opposed and disagreed with.”last_img read more

Four killed as ultras storm 5star hotel in Paks GwadarFour killed as ultras storm 5star hotel in Paks Gwadar

first_imgKarachi: Three heavily-armed militants on Saturday stormed a luxury hotel in Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar in the restive Balochistan province, leading to a fierce gunbattle in which four persons including the attackers were killed, police said. The armed men entered the upscale Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel and opened random firing, a senior police official said. They shot dead a guard at the entrance, the army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportA shootout between the militants and the security forces broke out at the hotel as the anti-terrorism force, the Army and the Frontier Corps were called in, Gwadar Station House Officer (SHO) Aslam Bangulzai said. Balochistan Home Minister Ziaullah Langov said that all the three attackers were killed by the security forces. He said that some of the guests in the hotel were also injured but their number was not immediately known. The outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility of the attack which it said was carried out by the militants linked with its Majeed Brigade group. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsLocals said several gunshots were heard after the terrorists entered the luxury hotel. Gwadar port is one of the focal points of the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with many Chinese workers from other provinces of Pakistan working at the port. The hotel, frequented by business as well as leisure travellers, is located on the Koh-e-Batil hill, south of West Bay on Fish Harbour road in Gwadar. All foreign and local guests staying at the hotel had been safely evacuated, Express Tribune quoted Balochistan Information Minister Zahoor Buledi as saying. “At around 4:50 pm (local time) we got reports that there are two to there armed men in PC Hotel,” SHO Bangulzai said. “Two to three gunmen had first fired at and then entered the hotel,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohsin Hassan Butt said. “A clearance operation was going on,” a spokesman of the army said. The provincial police chief further said that “the attackers may have come in a boat to launch the attack”. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani condemned “the terrorists attack” on PC Hotel, and instructed the authorities to “ensure the safety of all inside the hotel”, Dawn news reported. He called for a “well planned and strong action against the terrorists”, adding that he is “in touch with police and local administration” regarding the situation. Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, is Pakistan’s largest and poorest province, rife with ethnic, sectarian and separatist insurgencies.last_img read more

The optics are poor WestJet reviewing baggage policy after customer calls itThe optics are poor WestJet reviewing baggage policy after customer calls it

TORONTO — WestJet says it is reviewing its baggage policy after a customer complained that it discriminated against travellers from certain countries.The airline currently has a policy that prevents travellers to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago from checking in more than two bags, unless the extra luggage is “a golf bag containing golf clubs.”Jared Walker tweeted about the policy after his 62-year-old mother was prevented from bringing an oversized bag on a trip to Jamaica to attend a funeral.Walker, 30, said the policy is “absurd” and shows preferential treatment to tourists, as opposed to travellers returning to their country of origin.Growth of low-cost airlines giving boost to Canada’s biggest secondary airportsEverything you need to know about Swoop and other ultra low-cost carriers in CanadaWestJet’s ultra low-cost carrier Swoop ready for takeoffWestJet told The Canadian Press in a statement that the baggage policy was in place for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago “due to the amount of excess checked baggage brought by guests travelling to these particular destinations.”The company said it’s reviewing the aspect of the baggage policy related to golf bags, recognizing “the optics are poor.”It further said that travellers who want to bring more than two bags to Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago can do so through WestJet Cargo, its air shipping service.The airline said it apologized to Walker and reached out to him in an attempt to resolve the issue. “It was never our intention to be discriminatory in this specific baggage policy,” said Lauren Stewart, a spokeswoman for WestJet.Walker said he received an apology and other messages from the company Wednesday afternoon but it was too late to help his mother, who was already in Jamaica.He said he booked tickets for his mother, Nellrene Walker, so she could attend her sister’s funeral in Jamaica. After paying for the tickets, he saw WestJet’s baggage policy, and called customer service, he said.“They let me know that no exceptions were allowed,” said Jared Walker, who wanted to pay for his mother to bring a third oversized bag.“It seems really ridiculous that this policy…only applies to two countries which happens to be tourist destinations, and that there’s a golf club exemption.”In immigrant communities, it’s common to take goods back to their country of origin, especially when a family member has died, he said.His mother is originally from Jamaica, and Walker was born in the United States after she moved to Florida. They both came to Canada in 1995.He said when he originally asked why golf clubs are allowed, WestJet told him it was due to “weight distribution” and “baggage trends.”Walker tweeted about the policy Tuesday night and said he received a message from the company around 1 a.m. saying it would allow his mother to pay to take the oversized bag.But he said he saw the messages too late, and his mother flew out Wednesday morning. read more

Standard Poors upgrades Greeces credit rating to CCC as fears of collapseStandard Poors upgrades Greeces credit rating to CCC as fears of collapse

Standard & Poor’s upgrades Greece’s credit rating to ‘CCC+’ as fears of collapse dissipate by The Associated Press Posted Jul 21, 2015 1:28 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Standard & Poor’s has raised Greece’s credit rating after a European bailout reduced the chances of the country’s government defaulting on its massive debts during the next year.Greece’s rating now stands at “CCC+” in an upgrade announced Tuesday. That classification means Greece is still on shaky financial ground, but less likely to face an immediate credit crisis.S&P had previously rated Greece as “CCC-,” a category signalling that loan payments are likely to be missed within six months.Greece was on the brink of reneging on part of its national debt of 320 billion euro ($347 billion) earlier this month until agreeing to a series of concessions to obtain short-term financing from other European nations.S&P still believes there is a one-in-three chance that Greece will leave the eurozone. read more

Polymetals Kyzyl ships first concentrate to ChinaPolymetals Kyzyl ships first concentrate to China

first_imgPolymetal International’s Kyzyl mine has shipped its first concentrate to China. On August 18, some 2,000 t of gold concentrate has been shipped by rail to an off-taker in China. Concentrate shipments to the Amursk POX hub are expected to start next month.In the meantime, the ramp up of Kyzyl is running according to plan. By October, the operation is projected to achieve its nameplate capacity of 150,000 t/month and recoveries of 86%. Polymetal plans to produce 80,000 oz of payable gold at Kyzyl this year, ramping up production to 280,000 oz in 2019 and 330,000 oz thereafter at an AISC of approximately $500-550/oz.“The first shipment of gold concentrate from Kyzyl is a major milestone bringing the company closer to first cash flow from the asset”, said Vitaly Nesis, Group CEO of Polymetal.”The project comprises the Bakyrchik refractory gold deposit and a state-of-the-art processing plant. Mining is initially by open pit method (10 years) and later will be replaced by underground mining. Mined ore is processed via conventional flotation followed by third party off-take and/or pressure oxidation at Polymetal’s POX facility in Amursk.Kyzyl is located in northeast Kazakhstan in a traditional mining region with good infrastructure and easy access to grid power and the railway. Based in the Auezov Village, the site is approximately 750 km east of the capital city of Astana and 75 km west of the mining and metallurgical industry centre of Ust-Kamenogorsk (or Oskemen population of about 300,000). Kyzyl is also in close proximity to the Russian (120 km) and Chinese (330 km) borders. The nearest railway station is 6 km away in the village of Chalobai, connecting Ust-Kamenogorsk to Shar, as well as Russia, China and Europe.last_img read more

Belarus through on the wings of recovered RutenkaBelarus through on the wings of recovered Rutenka

Belarus secure the last Main round berth from Group D as Montenegro goes home, after a straightforward second half;29:23 in the end.After a pressure-cooker first half, in which Montenegro had put up a brawl mainly thanks to Simović (8 overall), Belarus took ‘Djetići’  to the sword with an incisive second-half display. Mladen Rakčević marked his 50th national team appearance with a soild performance, scoring 3, while one of the main guns in Montenegrin offense Vasko Ševaljević vastly underperformed with a disappointing shooting record of 2/4. Penalty from Rutenka (8 goals in the match) set the score at13:13 in the first 30 minutes, as Simović hits the post from the last-second break-through. Second half saw a great initiative from Belarus as line-player Zaitsauscores for 17:14, assisted by whom else, rather than Rutenka.The same player, Zaitsau scored from a fast break, as the winger Brouka crowns his great play (7/8) bringing the score to 25:20 with 5 minutes remaining.The dying minutes saw little resistance from the understrength Montenegro, as Pukhouski score his 5th to seal his team’s ticket to Herning, and send his opponents back home.With this 29:23 win, Belarus will find them with no points, but also virtually no language barrier, having France, Poland and Russia as opponents in the in Group 2 of the Main round.TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC Belarus handballEHF EURO 2014rutenka handball ← Previous Story Allez! Les Experts 100% at the Euro after a routine win Next Story → Main Round opens: Denmark wants revenge against Spain read more

Primates découverte dune nouvelle espèce de gibbon à crêtePrimates découverte dune nouvelle espèce de gibbon à crête

first_imgPrimates : découverte d’une nouvelle espèce de gibbon à crête Allemagne – Des primatologues allemands ont annoncé avoir découvert une espèce de gibbon à crête vivant dans les forêts tropicales situées entre le Vietnam, le Laos et le Cambodge. Ces primates jamais observés jusqu’alors sont reconnaissables grâce à leur chant particulier.Ces singes font partie des espèces de primates les plus menacées au monde. Comme le souligne Christian Roos, à la tête de l’équipe de chercheurs du Centre allemand de primatologie de Göttingen, “cette découverte est une petite sensation”, de grande importance pour la protection des primates.Ces gibbons à crête, baptisés Nomascus annamensis, ou gibbons du nord à joues beiges, sont identifiables grâce à leurs vocalises très particulières. “Une analyse de la fréquence et du rythme de leurs cris ainsi qu’une recherche génétique montrent qu’il s’agit bien d’une nouvelle espèce” expliquent les primatologues dans un communiqué. Ils estiment que ce chant permet aux gibbons de défendre leur territoire, mais aussi qu’il “pourrait être le précurseur de la musique des êtres humains”.Ces primates vivent dans la canopée de la forêt tropicale, au Vietnam, au Laos, au Cambodge et dans le sud de la Chine. La femelle est de couleur jaune-orangé tandis que les mâles ont une robe noire et portent sur la tête une crête que les chercheurs comparent à une véritable “coiffure punk”. Leur découverte porte à sept le nombre d’espèces de gibbons à crête connues. Aujourd’hui, quatre familles de gibbons sont recensées. Toutes sont menacées de disparition par la chasse illégale et la déforestation. Ces petits primates sont également mangés, utilisés par la médecine traditionnelle ou capturés pour devenir des animaux domestiques.Le 23 septembre 2010 à 09:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

CES 2012 Lenovo reste zen avec lIdeaPad YogaCES 2012 Lenovo reste zen avec lIdeaPad Yoga

first_imgCES 2012: Lenovo reste zen avec l’IdeaPad YogaLe Yoga de Lenovo présenté aujourd’hui au Consumer Electronics Show. Très en veine cette année au CES, Lenovo présente son prototype, à mi-chemin entre l’ultrabook et la tablette. IdeaPad Yoga est une machine fine (1,7cm), légère (1,5kg) avec un écran tactile 13 pouces et une coque en aluminium. Jusque là, rien de très surprenant. Mais sa grande particularité réside dans son écran qui peut être ouvert à 360°. Lenovo surfe ainsi le concept de la tablette, en l’adaptant à la mode de l’ultrabook. À lire aussiCyanogenmod 10 disponible pour les smartphones et tablettes sous AndroidLe Yoga pourra donc faire office d’ordinateur portable ou bien de tablette, au choix, notamment grâce à l’écran multi-points capable de gérer jusqu’à dix points de contact. Il pourra même être posé verticalement sur une table, en présentoir, tel un cadre photo numérique. Pourtant, le gabarit du Yoga se prête peu à l’usage tablette. Avec, 13 pouces et 1,5 kg, cela correspond plus à un ordinateur portable. Mais attention, pas question de faire l’impasse sur les composants. Le Yoga intègre un processeur Intel Core, 8 GB de mémoire vive, 256 GB de SSD et une licence Windows 8. Il devrait être disponible pour le second semestre 2012, au prix de base de 1.199 dollars (1.120 euros). Le 11 janvier 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Invasive Pest Tunicate Finds New Role as Sustainable MaterialInvasive Pest Tunicate Finds New Role as Sustainable Material

first_img Scientists Use Light to Make New Materials DanceNew, safe packaging metal draws inspiration from strength of pomelo fruit There is more to recycling than separating paper, plastics, and glass: Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are reusing two materials to form a diverse new one.As described in a paper published last week, surplus wood pulp and dried pieces of an invasive exotic pest can be converted into a flexible, sustainable, non-toxic, and UV light-reflective component for use in a variety of applications.Scientists hope their unlikely marriage of wood pulp (typically used to make paper) and the dehydrated carcasses of marine animal tunicate will soon find its place in food packaging, biomedical devices, building construction, and automobile design.“The idea of making useful products out of wood pulp has long intrigued a lot of people in many different industries,” Jeff Gilman, who leads the composites project team at NIST, said in a statement.And it seems the Institute has an answer.Their solution: a concept known as the “Bouligand structure,” in which molecules stack up in a twisted shape that allows for a level of resistance against cracking.The teeny spiral staircase-like twists deflects the force of impact through a series of detours, leaving the material intact and functional.Wood, of course, does not have a natural Bouligand structure. But give the pulp an acid bath to remove its lignin and amorphous cellulose, and you’re left with a milky solution that dries to form a new material with—you guessed it—a Bouligand structure.On its own, however, the pulp-derived films are brittle and don’t hold much weight. Enter tunicate: a pest in some countries, and a delicious treat in others.In many parts of Asia, the brown aquatic creatures are cooked and served in spicy sauces. But without natural predators, their overgrown populations can clog boat engines and fishing gear, outcompete native fish, reduce healthy plankton populations, and ruin productive shellfish beds, NIST reported.Harvesting them for food seems like a good option: Like oysters, the tunicate’s insides are considered the tasty bit; their exteriors typically get tossed out. It’s the invertebrates’ inner structure—made of long, highly crystalline nanocellulose—that NIST researchers are after.“Tunicates have stuck out as the gold standard for their physical properties,” according to Virginia Tech University associate professor Johan Foster, who gathered and supplied tunicates for NIST from western France, where the creatures are considered a nuisance.Through a series of tests, scientists was able to identify the tunicate/wood composite’s exact point of greatest toughness.“If you put a little tunicate into the wood pulp composite, it makes it a little stiffer, and it doesn’t break as quickly and becomes more flexible,” lead study author Bharath Natarajan said.“Put in 10 percent and it’s twice as strong,” he continued. “If your mixture is 30 percent tunicate and 70 percent wood pulp, the resulting composite is 15 [to] 20 times tougher. But after that, you really don’t see an improvement in strength, and there is a reduction in toughness.”Moving forward, Natarajan and his team will continue to look for new uses for their mixture in the manufacture of sustainable, lightweight automobiles and aerospace vehicles, among other products. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Flow – Exclusive Broadcast Partner And Sponsor Of Flow Carifta GamesFlow – Exclusive Broadcast Partner And Sponsor Of Flow Carifta Games

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (February 24, 2016) – Flow has once again given Caribbean sports fans another reason to celebrate – as for the first time in the history of the CARIFTA Games, a three day sports event will be broadcast live in High Definition (HD) across the entire region.Flow, Cable & Wireless’ consumer brand has signed a partnership with the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) to be the exclusive broadcast partner and sponsor of the Flow CARIFTA Games. This year, the games will be held in Grenada over the Easter weekend, March 26th to 28th 2016, and will take place in the country’s new national stadium, which officially opened on January 23rd.The Flow CARIFTA Games will be shown in ten Flow markets around the Caribbean on the recently launched Flow Sports channel, making it the first time that the games will be broadcast live in HD across the region, offering customers the best-possible viewing experience of one of the region’s most important home-grown sporting events. Flow’s announcement adds to an ever-growing line-up of exciting sport partnerships already signed over the past year; the Flow CARIFTA Games joins an impressive list that includes the CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Premier League and Manchester United (starting 2016 season) – plus its expanding list of Olympian Brand Ambassadors including Gold Medallist – Kirani James, Delano Williams and Lavern Spencer.“We are proud to offer yet another ‘first’ to Caribbean sports fans and more specifically delighted to have this opportunity to air CARIFTA in partnership with NACAC,” said Denise Williams, C&W’s Senior Vice President of Communications. “Sponsoring and broadcasting these games, is just another way for us to further demonstrate our support for up-and-coming athletes across the region, as well as solidify Flow Sports’ commitment to become the home of sports in the Caribbean.”Flow believes that its involvement in and the heightened exposure of the Flow CARIFTA Games will ultimately raise the bar for these significant regional games, from which many Caribbean athletic champions have already emerged. Further demonstrating its deep commitment to local sports, Flow already has a connection to some of the athletes competing in the games; several athletes from the Boys and Girls CHAMPS in Jamaica, of which Flow is a headline sponsor, will be present at CARIFTA. CHAMPS is the largest high school athletics championships in the Caribbean. “We are pleased to have teamed up with Flow to give the Flow CARIFTA Games the coverage and support it deserves,” said Victor Lopez, President of NACAC. “Now upcoming generations of Caribbean athletes will have an opportunity to shine on an even bigger stage, while their family and friends will have an opportunity to keep up with every bit of the action on Flow Sports as it unfolds. We are truly excited to work alongside Flow and make this the most memorable CARIFTA Games yet.”Flow customers will be able to watch the Flow CARIFTA Games on Flow Sports in HD March 26th -28th; Flow Sports will be available on FLOW2GO by the time the games commence. Sports fans can access the Flow Sports Channel on the Flow network in Antigua, Barbados, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and in Trinidad. Further information is available at Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Flow in TCI says many areas up and running, encourages reports to 611 FLOW Mobile Top Up Made Easy with Scotiabank Young Footballers from Antigua and Trinidad emerge as winners of Flow Ultimate Football Experience Recommended for you Related Items:carifta, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association, exclusive broadband partner, flow, North Americanlast_img read more

Washougal woman pleads guilty to theft of 9000 from East County LittleWashougal woman pleads guilty to theft of 9000 from East County Little

first_imgA former president of East County Little League pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree theft for embezzling more than $9,000 from the league by writing checks to herself between 2009 and 2010.Kimberly A. Dimes-Garner, 41, of Washougal will be sentenced Sept. 6. Prosecutors plan to recommend a 30-day sentence for Dimes-Garner to serve on a jail work crew.Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier said he would decide whether to impose that punishment in September, once he saw the amount of money Dimes-Garner had paid in restitution.Collier said he wanted to make sure Dimes-Garner would be held accountable.“When you do this, the kidsare victims. The parents are victims,” Collier said. “There are a whole field of victims.”According to court documents, Dimes-Garner, the league’s president between 2008 and 2010, allegedly wrote 60 checks to herself from the league’s checkbook, which were then deposited into her personal bank accounts.The alleged embezzlement occurred between September 2009 and October 2010.The league was alerted to the missing money in spring 2010 when a new board of directors came in; a board member notified the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in November 2010.last_img read more

Dachshund recovers after being injured abandonedDachshund recovers after being injured abandoned

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – A dachshund is recovering at a South Florida hospital after being injured and abandoned on the side of an Opa-locka road.The dachshund, named Miracle, is being fed with a syringe and has started to move around and breathe on her own.Miracle was found in a cage along by the road suffering from a fractured skull.Vets believe Miracle was struck by a car.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

VIDEO Discover The Great Public Gardens Of New EnglandVIDEO Discover The Great Public Gardens Of New England

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library recently hosted avid gardener, photographer and lecturer Suzanne Mahler for a presentation on some of the best public gardens in New England.Watch the program, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Wilmington Residents Share Their Memories Of The Moon LandingIn “Videos”VIDEO: Learn About The History Of Silver LakeIn “Videos”VIDEO: Wilmington Library Holds Successful End Of Summer BashIn “Videos”last_img read more