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first_imgOur solar system’s asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter, may contain a few hundred thousand objects. But much farther away, in regions long presumed to be the realm of comets and other icy bodies, there could be billions of rocky orbs circling the sun, a new study suggests. Researchers used computer programs to simulate the fate of objects circling our young sun once its planetary disk was largely cleared of gas and dust. Gravitational interactions with planets over the subsequent 4.5 billion years caused some objects to crash into the sun and others to be flung out of the solar system altogether. But many of the objects were cast into exile in the Oort cloud, a spherical haze of objects that stretches far beyond Neptune and a good fraction of the way toward our nearest stellar neighbors. (The image above depicts the Oort cloud as compared with the solar system and the much nearer Kuiper belt of objects.) Of those deportees, about 4% came from within about 375 million kilometers of the sun, rendering them rock- or metal-rich bodies like asteroids rather than icy orbs like comets, the researchers report online ahead of print in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Previous observations suggest that the Oort cloud contains about 200 billion comets, the researchers note. If that’s correct, the new results suggest that those comets are accompanied by about 8 billion asteroids. If one of those objects ever fell toward Earth, it would be tougher to spot than a comet (being much darker) and more difficult to divert than the typical near-Earth asteroid (as it would be traveling much faster). Don’t fear, though: The team estimates that a planet-killing collision with such an object might happen only once every billion years or so.last_img read more

first_imgBefore Unmukt Chand’s brilliant unbeaten 111 in the Under-19 World Cup final-Wasim Akram called it the finest junior innings he had ever seen-only two others had scored centuries in the tournament’s summit clash. Yet, mention Brett Williams (Australia) and Stephen Peters (England) to the average cricket fan, and you are,Before Unmukt Chand’s brilliant unbeaten 111 in the Under-19 World Cup final-Wasim Akram called it the finest junior innings he had ever seen-only two others had scored centuries in the tournament’s summit clash. Yet, mention Brett Williams (Australia) and Stephen Peters (England) to the average cricket fan, and you are likely to get a blank stare. Peters, now nearly 34, never won an England cap, despite making more than 12,000 runs in first class cricket, while Williams played only four first-class games before fading away.Unmukt ChandClick here to EnlargeAfter India’s victory at the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia four years ago, Virat Kohli, who captained the side, said: “I told the boys that we had to go out there and play the game of our lives.” Kohli has gone on to become a star, with a remarkable 13 one-day international (ODI) centuries from 87 innings. In January, he also scored his first Test hundred-against Australia in Adelaide.But for most of his teammates, that day in Kuala Lumpur will always be the highlight. For every Kohli or Yuvraj Singh, man of the tournament when India’s Under-19s emerged triumphant in 2000, there are dozens of others for whom the junior final is the zenith.Baba AparajithClick here to EnlargeRavneet Ricky topped India Under-19’s batting charts in 2000, but last played for the Punjab Ranji team in 2008. Shalabh Srivastava, who took 14 wickets for the class of 2000, was recently banned for five years after being found guilty of agreeing to fix a domestic game.At a function to honour the 2008 winners, Rahul Dravid spoke of how difficult the transition would be. “I just want you to remember that of the boys who won the U-19 World Cup in 2000, only one member (Yuvraj) was part of the Indian team (that won the three-nation CB Series) in Brisbane today,” he said. “It’s something for you to think about. I played for the U-19s in 1991, and was the only one in my team to go on and play for India. This is the start of a critical phase in your lives. What you do from here on is what matters.”advertisementHarmeet SinghClick here to EnlargeWith Indian cricket staring transition full in the face, it’s no surprise that there’s so much excitement over the Under-19 World Cup heroes. But Unmukt apart, most of them are not even guaranteed starting places with their Ranji Trophy sides. While this victory puts them in the limelight, the hard work starts now.Two of Kohli’s Under-19 colleagues, Ravindra Jadeja and Saurabh Tiwary, also earned the India cap. Neither is close to being a regular though. Manish Pandey, the first Indian to score an ipl century, is another who has yet to make the grade.Unmukt, who has made a habit of summoning up big innings when the team needs it most, clearly has the mental strength to make the leap. Baba Aparajith, who dug the team out of a deep hole against Pakistan in the quarter-final-they were 8 for 3 at one stage-has shown similar mettle, while it was Harmeet Singh who closed out that game by holding his nerve in the face of unrelenting pressure.Sandeep Sharma, who swung the ball prodigiously while also landing yorkers almost at will, and Kamal Passi, who impressed with both bat and ball, were other players to catch the eye. But as Dravid said, it’s what they do from here that will determine whether they emulate Kohli and Yuvraj rather than the what-might-have-been stories.-The author is editor-in-chief of Wisden India.last_img read more

first_imgMild to severe swelling and bruising can accompany a sprain to the ankle. Bruising usually indicates tearing of ligament tissue and a more severe sprain.Review Date:2/19/2011Reviewed By:Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Here are five ways how our athletes can change India’s fortunes for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games:1)      Need for more organized camps like the “Pencak Silat Camp”“Pencak Silat” is an umbrella term for a class of related Indonesian Martial Arts. Even though the sport is indigenous to Indonesia, India have finished ahead of South-East Asian countries in the Regional Pencak Silat Championship in 2016 with two silver and five bronze medals. For many, sending an Indian team for a sport which few know was more like a bolt from the blue except for Srinagar-based Mohammad Iqbal, who is the national coach for this underemphasized sport. The idea to have a specialized camp in the valleys of Srinagar under the guidance of two foreign coaches shows the sheer determination and will of these athletes to win medals for their country with support from India.2)      Tricks of the TradeThis edition of Asian Games comes at a time where we are witnessing a strong attitude shift from the authorities, sportsmen and the audience. This Indian Contingent has players who wouldn’t dwell on the inability to find a full-time head coach or a practice infrastructure within India for certain sports rather they used their indigenous skill set to do something more easily and efficiently. The squash team, which won Gold at 2014 Asian Games practiced under the guidance of foreign coaches while the Boxing Federation of India has shipped off 22 boxers to UK in search of greener pastures along with 14 member Indian Athletics contingent which will be based out of Poland and Finland on road to 2018 Asian Games.3)      Women for the momentIn the past, the Gold medal count has been dominated by male athletes, but this time around the Indian women look more formidable compared to their male counterpart. Women have moved up substantially in the medal tally in the last decade and now have an almost even share of medals as men. Compared to 2010 Asian Games where women athletes won 20 of India’s 65 medals, 2014 Asian Games proved to be a game changer for women where they contributed to 27 of the total haul of 57 medals India won. Not only are the women keeping pace with men in most events, they outshone men in some crucial disciplines. The likes of Dipa Karmakar, Manu Bhaker, Saina Nehwal among many others are destined to finish at the podium in such tournaments and being the new face of India in the upcoming multi-sporting events.4)      IOA lightens selection criteria for Asian Games 2018The Sports Ministry of India is building a roadway in return for massive inducements. The Indian Olympic Association plans to send a whopping 572 athletes for 2018 Asian Games compared to 515 athletes sent for 2014 Asian Games. The contingent will see athletes from a total of 36 sports with Athletics having the highest number of representation with a total of 52 members participating. The IOA along with the Sports Ministry has acknowledged the idea of giving our younger generation an exposure to the international level which will help them gain valuable experience. AdvertisementWith 10 days to go before the caravan rolls into Jakarta, there is a sense of optimism surrounding the Indian Contingent who are traveling for the 2018 Asian Games. Past Asian Games have turned out to be a feeling of mixed emotion but with recent results at the CWG 2018, the once infamous chokers are now ready to put up their strongest fight against the likes of China, South Korea, Japan and others in Asia. There are many sporting events like Weightlifting, Athletics, Shooting, Table Tennis, Javelin Throw, and Hockey among others where Indian athletes are kings, but at the big stage, they tend to pauper against Asia’s elite. Nonetheless, no questions can be raised around the individual commitment and discipline these athletes show to the build-up of such immensely prestigious multi-sporting tournaments.center_img 5)       On the home stretch, time for a home run  The Commonwealth Games 2018 proved to be a milestone where this nation started to know their potential in more than one sense, by landing the country’s 500th medal and with a fine run of 66 medals at CWG 2018, the hitherto lifeless sporting culture of India may be coming to life. The 2018 Asian Games will definitely prove a stern test compared to CWG  2018 but with the appointment of Shri. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, these are exciting times to be an Indian sports fanatic since the upcoming horizon will bring along with it a lot of new sporting opportunities for the youngsters to look forward to.Watch the Opening Ceremony of 2018 Asian Games live and exclusive on SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD from 5:30 PM on 18th August 2018.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 18 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), seeking a dialogue with the Sports Ministry on the issue of good governance, has received the backing of IOC which has asked it to follow the principle of responsible autonomy in all deliberations with the government. IOA President Narinder Batra had recently sought time from the Sports Ministry to discuss “good governance and implementation of revised Sports Code” after the IOC warned against government interference in the functioning of the National Olympic Committee. In an email to Sports Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, Batra said it’s time that all stakeholders come under one roof on the issue to avoid a situation where Indian athletes risk the chance of participating in 2020 Tokyo Olympics under the Olympic flag. Batra also attached IOC reply to his e-mail. “We fully support your efforts to work in close coordination with the competent authorities in India and establish a constructive dialogue in order to (i) avoid any undue interference and, at the same time, (ii) make sure that the basic principles of good governance are fully implemented within the Olympic Movement in India,” an IOC letter to Batra said. IOC shared a document on basic principles and approach that should prevail in the relationship between government authorities and asked it to make it basis of IOA’s discussions with the government to avoid “unnecessary disputes”. Batra wrote to Bhatnagar that “proper process not being followed by GOI MYAS in relation to proposed changes in draft Sports Code.” “We request for time from you and Hon’ble Minister to discuss on these issues and want to resolve everything in an amicable and constructive manner. We once again request for meeting and do not want a situation where the future Indian team’s may have to go under Olympic Flag in Tokyo 2020 Olympics and other events,” Batra added.advertisement Besides, the IOA President has asked the Sports Ministry to discuss and take actions against illegal and unauthorised sporting bodies existing in the country after the matter was brought to light by the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) earlier this year. “My request is that GOI MYAS should be pro active in curbing the growth of bogus federations in India. We are willing to come and discuss on these issues and together take actions against these bogus federations and take them to their logical end all across India,” Batra wrote in a separate mail. The matter was brought to IOA’s notice by the IKF after its President JS Gehlot has written to the Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, drawing his attention on the issue. “I wish to draw your kind attention towards the mushrooming of illegal and self proclaimed sports organisations which are confusing the youth of the country by conducting illegal and unauthorised events including National Championships as well as National Game etc,” Gehlot wrote in his letter to the Minister on April 3. In the letter, he also mentioned 10 such illegal federations, which are conducting unauthorised kabaddi events and issuing certificates to the participants. “These types of illegal and unauthorised National Championships / National Games etc. cause undue harassment to the ignorant players who participate in the same. The certificates issued by such organisations are not valid for various benefits to the players,” Gehlot’s letter read. “Players realise this fact only when their claim for job or other benefits is being rejected on account of invalid certificate. Needless to mention that these socalled self proclaimed organisation charge money from players on various accounts. “May I request your good office to take stern action against these errant organisations which use the words like National Championship, National Games etc and do suffix word India in their name,” the letter added. PTI SSC ATATlast_img read more

first_imgA days after knocking out Novak Djokovic, Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned defending champion Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup on Friday.The Greek tyro toppled Zverev 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 to reach the semi-finals in Toronto.The win over world number three Zverev looked unlikely when the 19-year-old dropped the first set and fell behind 2-5 in the second.But Tsitsipas managed to save two match points and shifted the momentum after edging Zverev in a marathon second-set tiebreak.Extending the match paid off for Tsitsipas as Zverev made a number of uncharacteristic errors in a tight third set and he handed the world number 27 victory with a double fault on match point.The win was the Greek’s third straight over a top 10 opponent after he dispatched Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic in the previous two rounds.Next up for Tsitsipas is a showdown with big-serving South African Kevin Anderson, who thrashed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 earlier on Friday.Fourth seed Anderson, runner-up at Wimbledon last month, was never broken and won 81 percent of his first serves.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

first_imgHerbie Husker celebrates a touchdown.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: Herbie Husker celebrates a Nebraska Cornhuskers touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska beat Michigan 23-9. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska’s football program is off to a rough start to the Scott Frost era. The Huskers are 0-2, coming off a home loss to Troy.There’s plenty of season left, though, and Nebraska has a big road game coming this weekend against Michigan. The Huskers are hopeful to have star quarterback Adrian Martinez back for that one.One of the team’s leaders, offensive lineman Tanner Farmer, had a lengthy quote about the team that went viral on Monday.???#Huskers OL Tanner Farmer speaking the truth. pic.twitter.com/My32g583zx— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) September 17, 2018Another college football coach seemed to appreciate this.FAU head coach Lane Kiffin, who was born in Lincoln, Neb., tweeted the following message:“Go big red!!! @HuskerFBNation #borninlincoln,” he tweeted.Go big red!!! @HuskerFBNation #borninlincoln https://t.co/zzMgCKKTSk— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) September 18, 2018OK then.Nebraska and Michigan are set to kick off at noon on Saturday. The game will be on FS1.last_img read more

first_imgTeam goals and challenges ahead as Jammu and Kashmir team resumes cricketThe past month of uncertainty has left the Jammu and Kashmir team’s preparations in disarray after the Indian government revoked Article 370 last month.advertisement Next Rasesh Mandani BarodaSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 13:21 IST (Photo credit: Prakash Mordhara)After a month long period of inactivity and having traversed a burdensome Kashmir-Jammu-Delhi-Baroda route that may have felt like a voyage, the Parvez Rasool-led Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cricket team finally reached Baroda and began their pre-season camp on Friday morning.Captain Rasool was conspicuous by his absence. ‘He was unwell’ was the official word.In the ‘post-Article 370 abrogation’ scenario, an uneasy calm prevails in Kashmir. Cricketers may have their own take on the matter. But they have all decided that it was not the time to share. All Kashmir cricketers in the team refused to speak to the media.Some who hail from Jammu who spoke like the two Shubhams, Khajoria and Pundir, were careful with words. Young batsman Pundir spoke of how ‘they try to look at positives from any situation.'”Getting the team to play for Jammu-Kashmir and not Jammu and Kashmir is now the biggest challenge,” says a team official.Mentor Irfan Pathan agrees getting the best out of J&K is not only cricket skills.”There are lot of challenges in managing Jammu and Kashmir because its a vast area. There are 24 districts if you include Leh and Laddakh and everyone thinks differently, everyone has different beliefs. To get them together as a team is a challenge but I am enjoying it as well,” Pathan told India Today.This is Pathan’s second year with J&K. 6 age group boys have reached NCA, two played for U-19 and one Rasikh Salam played in IPL.advertisementBut the past month of uncertainty has left the team’s preparations in disarray. On August 3rd, the team had to discontinue a match mid way in Srinagar when the Association CEO was sounded out.They are attempting to start fresh with the Vijay Hazare one dayers starting in two weeks. But the coaching staff also has to guard against any undercurrents of the prevailing situation affecting team environment.The first training day of the camp was a strenuous six hour long one, only separated by lunch and prayer time. Ex-India trainer Sudarshan got the players to go through their paces.The evening would be reserved for one-on-one sessions. Irfan and coach Milap Mewada, a former Baroda cricketer insist the onus lies on them to get the cricketers thinking right. “On the mental sides of things both myself and Irfan know the mental strengths and weaknesses of each player . No outsider can help. We will try to make them empowered and get the best out of them” Mewada says.Irfan concurs. “I have spoken to them as a team, but I am someone who believes in one to one. Because how they would open up in individual capacity, wouldn’t happen with everyone around. Soon as I think someone needs extra attention, that would become my focus so that their attention stays on cricket,” he says.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Jammu and Kashmir cricket teamFollow Article 370last_img read more

29 January 2007The United Nations today marked the annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with an urgent appeal that the remembrance of the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazis serve to prevent new massacres, a rebuff for those who deny that the tragedy ever occurred, and moving testimony from survivors. “The Holocaust was a unique and undeniable tragedy,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a video message played to a special memorial ceremony in the General Assembly Hall on the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews, 500,000 Roma and Sinti and other minorities, disabled and homosexuals were killed.“Decades later, the systematic murder of millions of Jews and others retains its power to shock. The ability of the Nazis to command a following, despite their utter depravity, still strikes fear. And above all, the pain remains: for aging survivors, and for all of us as a human family that witnessed a descent into barbarism.He emphasized the importance of remembrance in tribute to those who perished and in global efforts to stem the tide of human cruelty. “It keeps us vigilant for new outbreaks of anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance. And it is an essential response to those misguided individuals who claim that the Holocaust never happened, or has been exaggerated,” Mr. Ban declared. He said the presence at today’s ceremony of disabled persons and the Roma and Sinti community showed that, even now, the act of bearing witness can offer new perspectives, while the participation of young people highlighted the value of going beyond remembrance to ensure that new generations know this history.Mr. Ban noted that while the General Assembly was marking the event in New York he himself was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at an African Union (AU) summit where one of the main items is ending the violence in Sudan’s wart-torn Darfur, where over 200,000 people have been killed and more than 2 million displaced by the conflict between the Sudanese Government, allied militias and rebels.General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Al Khalifa called for paying tribute to all victims – the needless deaths of millions of Jews and the suffering endured by the many minority groups that were also victims, some of whom were present in the Hall.“Today’s commemoration is an important reminder of the universal lessons of the Holocaust, a unique evil which cannot simply be consigned to the past and forgotten. The Holocaust was a historical event, which cannot be denied. Its consequences still reverberate in the present.” she told the ceremony.“It is a tragedy that the international community has not been able to stop new horrors in the years since the Holocaust. This makes it all the more important that we remember the lessons of the past so that we do not make the same mistakes in the future. We must remain vigilant. The forces of hatred, bigotry and racism are still at work in the world.”Thomas Schindlmayr, who works on disability issues for the UN but was speaking in his personal capacity, discussed the persecution of people with disabilities under Nazi Germany. “They were stripped of any legal protection and denied control over their own lives and bodies,” he said, recalling the forced sterilization of persons with disabilities and other abuses. While much had been learned since then, the notion that persons with disabilities are somehow inferior is still prevalent, he warned.The keynote speaker, Simone Veil, a member of the Constitutional Council of France and President of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, said that by creating this annual observance, the UN had remained faithful to its founding principles.“For those of us who were deported, not a day goes by that we do not think of the Shoah,” said Ms. Veil, who was a prisoner in Auschwitz, and was at Bergen-Belsen when that camp was liberated by the British Army. “What obsesses us the most is the memory of those from whom we were brutally separated when we arrived at the camps, and who we later learned were sent straight to the gas chambers,” she added, recalling how her own father and brother were taken away, never to be seen again.“We thought we had no more tears but we still wept, and I still weep today when I think of” those who were marched directly to the gas chambers, she said. “And I think of it every day, many times.”She said that while those who survived hoped and pledged “Never again,” their warnings were in vain. “After the massacres in Cambodia, it is Africa that is paying the highest price in genocidal terms,” she said, referring in particular to the events in Darfur, Sudan, and calling for UN action in response.Under Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor, who moderated the event, said it had two key purposes: “Of course, we meet to mourn that part of our human family that is missing – to remember the individuals and tell each other their stories. But we also meet to unearth the lessons we can draw from their lives and their fates.”He said the first among those lessons “is that, just as human beings have an almost infinite power to destroy, they also possess an enormous capacity to learn, to grow and to create.”At a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York, representatives of Roma and Sinti, who with 12 million members make up Europe’s largest minority, said they are subject to discrimination, social disadvantage and frequently also to open violence.“Especially in the countries of Eastern Europe, there are millions of members of our minority who live in ghetto-like housing, often cut off from any infrastructure,” Romani Rose Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma said. “The infant mortality is extremely high, the degrading conditions that prevail there call the former apartheid system in South Africa to mind.“Excluded from education, marginalized in the labour market, people are deprived of any opportunity of participating in the development of society and of leading a self-determined life. Quite frequently Roma and Sinti are victims of pogroms, racially motivated murder and other of acts of violence. Often such attacks emanate from the State security forces themselves. Only rarely can the perpetrators expect consistent prosecution.”Ceremonies were held in other UN outposts around the world. “The sheer dimensions of the organized murder of Jews and others, the very scale of the systematic attempt at destroying an entire people, make the Holocaust a unique calamity that cannot – and should not – be forgotten, let alone denied,” the Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva told a ceremony at the Palais des Nations.“Sadly, other genocides and atrocities have followed the Holocaust, and the world has been unable, or unwilling, to prevent or stop them,” said Sergei Ordzhonikidze. “If we are to spare future generations from similar tragedies, we must carry forward the lessons of the Holocaust. We must not allow any of lessons of the Holocaust and of the Second World War to be distorted.”On Friday the General Assembly condemned without reservation any denial of the Holocaust, with only Iran publicly disassociating itself from the consensus resolution. read more

23 December 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced grave concern over the escalating violence in Syria, including today’s explosions in the capital, Damascus, which resulted in more deaths and injuries, and reiterated his call for an immediate end to the bloodshed. “The Secretary-General urges the need for a credible, inclusive and legitimate Syrian-led process of comprehensive political change that will address the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.Mr. Ban said the Syrian Government “should fully and speedily implement the peace plan put forward by the League of Arab States.”He welcomed the arrival of the advance team of the Arab League, saying he looked forward to the deployment of the full-scale observer mission, which he stressed must be given unhindered access.The Security Council in a press statement strongly condemned the “terrorist attacks” and sent its condolences to the families of the victims and Syrian people.Members of the Council stressed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”The Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.Media reports indicated that at least 40 people died and scores were injured in two car bomb blasts in Damascus.Syria has since March been in a maelstrom of an uprising which is part of a broader popular protest movement that has engulfed North Africa and the Middle East this year and led to the toppling of long-term regimes in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen.More than 5,000 people have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the unrest, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). read more

Sears Canada Inc. plans to close 59 locations across the country and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring.The struggling retailer said it will close 20 full-line locations, plus 15 Sears Home stores, 10 Sears Outlet stores and 14 Sears Hometown locations.List of Sears branded stores to close from official company release. pic.twitter.com/ll8BWLxYzJ— mike eppel (@eppman) June 22, 2017The announcement came after the company was granted temporary court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) on Thursday morning.Under the plan, Sears Canada has been authorized by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to obtain up to $450 million in financing to maintain operations throughout the restructuring.The CCAA is a federal law that gives businesses a chance to operate under court supervision while working out a plan with bond holders, landlords, suppliers and other creditors.“The brand reinvention work Sears Canada has begun requires a long-term effort,” Sears Canada said in a statement.“But the continued liquidity pressures facing the company as well as legacy components of its business are preventing it from making further progress and from restructuring its legacy assets and businesses outside of a CCAA proceeding.”Sears Canada said it hopes to exit court protection as soon as possible in 2017.The struggling retailer has piled up losses over several years and seen its stock dive, losing more than 80 per cent of its value in the last year, despite efforts to reinvent itself at a time.The company, which was founded as a mail-order business in 1952, has also gone through several leadership changes in recent years.Headquartered in Toronto, Sears Canada had 94 department stores, 23 Sears Home stores and 10 outlets prior to the CCAA restructuring. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2017 6:38 am MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 at 10:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sears Canada seeking court protection from creditors A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Que.. The retailer has warned Tuesday there are doubts about its ability to continue operating, and says it may have to restructure or be sold. CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz read more

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In future, a similar approach could be used to identify at-risk patients at birth, say the researchers.Cardiologist Dr Ami Khera, a member of the team from Massachusetts General Hospital in the US, said: “These individuals, who are at several times the normal risk for having a heart attack just because of the additive effects of many variations, are mostly flying under the radar.”If they came into my clinical practice, I wouldn’t be able to pick them out as high risk with our standard metrics.”A computer was programmed to scour more than six million locations in the complete human genetic code, or genome, of each patient – identifying many at risk with no typical symptoms.Lead scientist Dr Sekar Kathiresan, from the Broad Institute that brings together experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, said: “For heart attack, I foresee that each patient will have the opportunity to know his or her polygenic risk number in the near future, similar to the way they can know their cholesterol number right now.”The research is reported in the journal Nature Genetics. Over five million Britons are three times more likely than their peers to have a heart attack, a ground-breaking study has found – as scientists said their discovery could lead to nationwide screening to save their lives.American scientists identified genetic variants in the DNA of patients that increase the risk of five common disorders using information from the UK Biobank database. The unique collection of DNA samples and medical information is provided by more than 400,000 donors. The results enabled them to produce “risk scores” – showing how likely they were to develop one of the diseases.The conditions studied were coronary artery disease, the abnormal heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, Type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and breast cancer. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––Some eight per cent were found to be more than three times as likely to develop coronary artery disease as everyone else based on their genetic variants – despite not always showing obvious warning symptoms such as high blood pressure or cholesterol. 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. read more

first_imgRuseva and her mentally ill husband Atanas, 38, have another nine children, five of whom are also fair-skinned and blonde in contrast to their parents’ dark complexions and brownish-black hair.The family lives in a single-room ramshackle house and their daily menu consists of bread and potatoes, Ruseva said, adding that she had never been contacted by social workers.“I am not a criminal,” Ruseva pleaded, saying that she was now “scared” by the possibility of going to to jail.If found guilty of selling her daughter, she risks a prison term of up to six years.– © AFP, 2013DNA test confirms Bulgarian couple are parents of ‘Maria’> THE BULGARIAN ROMA mother of Maria, a young blonde girl whose fate made headlines around the world when she was found in a Greek Roma camp, denied today that she had sold her daughter.“I have not sold her! I have not… I gave her, I made a mistake. But I haven’t taken any money,” Sasha Ruseva, 35, told private television station TV7 in her first public appearance since DNA tests proved on Friday that she was Maria’s biological mother.“I want Maria back! I am her mother, how could I not want her. I do not care what they say. I want Maria back with me,” she said through tears.The four-year-old girl, with her blonde hair and green eyes, was wrongfully thought to be a Western European child abducted by a Roma couple she was found living with the family near the Greek town of Farsala.InvestigatingGreek and Bulgarian police however tracked down her real parents to a Roma ghetto in the central Bulgarian town of Nikolaevo on Thursday and are now investigating the mother for allegedly selling the child in Greece in 2009.Maria is currently in the care of Smile of the Child, an Athens-based charity.“I gave birth to her in Lamia (in Greece). I raised her until she was seven months old. Then I had to return to Bulgaria to take care of my other children when my eldest daughter, who was caring for them, got married,” Ruseva said today.She said she could not bring the baby back with her as she did not have any documents. She said:A young woman came to me and said: ‘I do not have children. Give her to me. I’ll take care of her just as you would. Come back to Greece to take her when you can’.But I gave birth to two more children here and I could not go back. I did not have the money.last_img read more

first_imgTHE TRANSPORT MINISTER has said the 16-year-old fee to have a car de-clamped won’t change any time soon.Minister Varadkar also denied suggestions that it is simply a revenue-generation exercise.Responding to questions from Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace, he said that there are “no proposals to increase the current fee” of €80, which has remained unchanged since 1998.“Incentivise compliance”The Minister said this indicates that “that clamping is being used to incentivise compliance with parking regulations, rather than as a revenue generating exercise”.“Prior to the introduction of clamping in Dublin,” he said, “the problems associated with illegal parking were endemic, causing difficulties for residents and traders alike who could not access parking during business hours, as metered spaces were often occupied by all-day commuters.”Contrasting Dublin before the introduction of clamping with today, it is evident that the use of clamping as an instrument of public parking policy has been highly effective.However, the Irish Times reported in recent weeks that Dublin City Council had set Dublin Street Parking Services a target of 60,000 car clampings a year, leading to clampers to ballot for industrial action.SIPTU said its members are seeking a 2.5 per cent pay increase which they say has been due since 2011.Read: Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute >Whoops: Clampers get clamped in Dublin >last_img read more

first_imgUn astéroïde pourrait heurter la Terre en 2182Monde – Selon une équipe de chercheurs espagnols, italiens et américains, l’astéroïde 1999 RQ36, découvert il y a onze ans, pourrait heurter la Terre en 2182. Cet astéroïde de 560 mètres de diamètre environ, pourrait causer des dommages importants en cas de collision avec la planète bleue.Les probabilités de collision sont très faibles, mais elles existent, comme l’explique Maria Eugenia Sansaturio, coauteure de l’étude. “La probabilité de l’impact peut-être estimée à environ 0,00092 soit un pour mille, mais ce qui est plus surprenant, c’est que plus de la moitié de cette chance (0,00054) correspond à 2182” souligne-t-elle.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASi l’orbite de cet astéroïde est bien déterminée grâce aux observations visuelles et mesures radar, les chercheurs évoquent une importante “incertitude orbitale” due à l’effet Yarkovsky, un phénomène se manifestant par une force de radiation thermique qui modifie légèrement l’orbite des petits objets du système solaire.Une collision entre 1999 RQ36 et la Terre ne pourrait pas entraîner une nouvelle extinction de masse, mais pourrait causer d’importants dégâts, comme un tsunami si l’objet venait à tomber dans l’océan, ou la destruction d’une grande ville de la taille de Paris.Le 29 juillet 2010 à 14:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgDes médicaments à risque pour les seniorsSelon une récente étude anglo-américaine, la mortalité des personnes âgées augmenterait en cas de consommation prolongée et importante de certains médicaments. Les recherches ont été menées durant deux ans sur 13.000 sujets âgés de plus de 65 ans.C’est une découverte inquiétante que révèle aujourd’hui le journal Le Figaro. Publiés dans le Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, une étude conduite sur deux ans indique que 20% des personnes âgées ayant consommé plusieurs médicaments à effet anticholinergique sont décédées durant la période d’observation, contre seulement 7% des patients qui ne prenaient aucun médicament.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Les agents anticholinergiques sont des substances qui agissent au niveau du système nerveux en réduisant les effets de l’acétylcholine, un neurotransmetteur impliqué dans la mémoire, l’activité musculaire ou encore les fonctions végétatives. Une consommation régulière et prolongée, voire simultanée de ces médicaments entrainerait alors un déclin cognitif incluant des troubles de l’équilibre, de la vision, de la mémoire, une faiblesse musculaire ou encore un discours incohérent. Selon l’étude, les molécules anticholinergiques favoriseraient ainsi le taux de chutes des personnes âgées, entrainant une progression de la mortalité. Aujourd’hui, le Figaro a publié une liste des médicaments en question. En tout, on en dénombre pas moins de 70 identifiés comme étant à l’origine d’altération des facultés cognitives chez les seniors. Parmi eux, se trouvent des antidépresseurs (Elavil, Laroxyl, Tofranil), des tranquillisants (Largactil, Terfluzine), des antitussifs (Broncalene, Broncorinol), des antihypertenseurs (Atenolol), des diurétiques (Aldalix, Furosemide), des antiasthmatiques (Asmabec, Beclojet), des antiépileptiques (Tegretol) mais aussi des molécules prescrites dans le traitement du glaucome (Azarga, Combigan, Cosopt) ou pour les incontinences urinaires (Ditropan, Oxybutynine).Une remise en question “À chaque fois que cela est possible, il faut prescrire un autre médicament”, explique au Figaro le professeur Jean-Louis Montastruc, chef du service de pharmacologie du CHU de Toulouse. Mais cela reste complexe : “En gériatrie, nous connaissons tous ces produits. Le problème, c’est que si certains sont très clairement identifiés comme ayant un effet anticholinergique (comme les antidépresseurs de première génération, ou d’autres produits régulièrement prescrits en urologie pour incontinence), d’autres avancent un peu plus masqués”, assure le docteur Olivier de Ladoucette, psychiatre et gériatre à la Pitié-Salpêtrière, à Paris. Le réexamen de la dangerosité d’une centaine de molécules est donc en cours auprès de l’Agence du médicament et devrait s’achever à la fin de cette année.Le 6 juillet 2011 à 17:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img July 19, 2019 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 SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) – The California Center for Arts, Escondido and a combined performance ensemble of about 150 musicians will perform a concert on Saturday July 20th honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing.For more information click here. Posted: July 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Escondido Choral Arts moon landing concert Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgShapur Nagar: The street in Shapur Nagar is in a very bad condition as the road is full of potholes. The lanes are narrow and they are facing immense hardships. “The pothole-ridden road at Shapur Nagar is not only causing inconvenience to the commuters owing to the bad condition of roads, but traffic congestion has increased and those commuting through these roads are having a harrowing experience,” said R Rajesh, a local.”We have complained to authorities concerned about this perennial problem several times and also asked the concerned officials to construct a proper road in the area but no step has been initiated yet.last_img read more