West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini urged Andy Carroll to remain patient with his recovery and added that he’s certain the Englishman will rediscover his best formCarroll’s six and half year spell at West Ham has been blighted by recurring injury problems, which have restricted him to just 136 appearances in total.However, the former Liverpool striker scored his first goal since April in West Ham’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham on Saturday after returning from an ankle injury.This would have come as a welcome boost for Carrol, who was told last month by Pellegrini that he will have to prove to the club why they should hand him a new contract.“We are very happy with how Andy played,” Pellegrini told the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“If you review his game, he scored, his play was good and he missed another chance to score, he cleared two or three aerial duels in our box, so in the way he plays, he will return to be the player we know he can be.“I never had any doubt Andy Carroll wants to stay here. He is happy here, he wants to play for the club, he is happy in London and he doesn’t want to go anywhere.“He wants to play like every player but he must be patient. When you come back from a long injury and you are not competing weekly, you have to be careful not to get another injury.“That’s why we are giving him some amount of minutes every game. I think if he recovers his shape and continues working every day of the week without any injuries there are not too many players with his quality.”The Hammers will next face Arsenal in a Premier League game this Saturday at their London Stadium.
German midfielder Emre Can has given his verdict on the differences between teams in the Serie A and Premier League.Emre spent four years at Liverpool, where he managed 14 goals and 12 assists in 167 appearances, before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer last summer.The 25-year-old has since gone on to feature regularly at Juventus this season and he’s now disclosed that the main difference between teams in Italy and England lies in their tactical approach.“I think here in Italy the teams are better tactically, [but] I think the football in England is maybe quicker but here it is sometimes very difficult to score a goal,” Emre told Sky.“It was not always easy for me my first few months here in Italy because I had a few problems and then the surgery, now I feel better really because I play a few games.“I need to get used to the football here in Italy. I feel in good shape and ready to go.”The Germany international took the opportunity to praise team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for the impact he’s made both on and off the field at Juventus.Emre also hopes to win the Champions League alongside the Portuguese star after coming so close at Liverpool last season, where they lost 3-1 to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid at Kiev in the final.“Every footballer wants to play with Cristiano, he’s a big, big player and off the pitch he’s a great guy,” said Emre.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“You can always talk to him, you can learn from him a lot and I think he gives a push to the team.”He added: “Last year, I lost the final but this year I want to win it, with him together of course.“I heard a lot of times this year when we played, they [fans] want to win the Champions League. I think the fans are really looking forward for it and really want to win it.“Of course everybody say you will win the Serie A but it’s very difficult and the last seven years Juventus won it, this year the eighth time and it’s not always easy, we have to train every day hard.”Emre, who has made 21 appearances for Juventus this season, will hope to help get the club back to winning ways at Sassuolo on Sunday in the Serie A.Massimiliano Allegri’s side are looking to bounce back following a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Coppa Italia and a 3-3 draw against Parma last weekend.A busy 2 weeks ahead with 4 games! Hard work and preparation is 🔑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#EC23 #iCan #WeCan #FinoAllaFine pic.twitter.com/iz9ANG0Qhv— Emre Can (@emrecan_) February 5, 2019
Big Kashmir move? Modi govt proposes to revoke Article 370 Close More than 500 political workers and leaders have been detained across the Kashmir Valley.ReutersKashmir continues to be under a complete security lockdown but the Narendra Modi-led BJP government may give some relaxation to the people residing in the Valley. Ahead of the Eid-ul-Zuha on August 12, Centre may loosen restrictions that were imposed before the government’s move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcation of the state into two union territories.Speaking to the media, an official stated, “I cannot share the details but the government is planning something to provide relief to the people on the occasion of the festival.”More than 500 political workers and leaders have been detained across the Valley. However, it is not yet clear whether arrested leaders, including former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, will be released or not.NSA Ajit Doval dines with KashmirisNational Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reached Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, August 5, to take stock of security situation in the Valley. Interacting with the residents in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, Doval said, “Everything will be all right. Your safety and security is our responsibility.”Doval also had lunch with the locals. Watch the video here:#WATCH Jammu and Kashmir: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with locals in Shopian, has lunch with them. pic.twitter.com/zPBNW1ZX9k— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2019 Doval visited Shopian as it is considered the hotbed of militancy. He directed the officials to ensure that common people do not face any hardships in the wake of the recent development pertaining to the state. He also praised the Army, police and paramilitary troops for their contribution and coordination in ensuring peace and law and order in the entire Kashmir valley.J&K Governor allots Rs 1 lakh to migrant Kashmiri students for Eid Governor Satya Pal Malik makes arrangements for migrant Kashmiri students who will not be able to make it to home for Eid this time.ReutersSatya Pal Malik, Jammu and Kashmir Governor, allotted Rs 1 lakh each to designated liaison officers for organising Eid festivities for students from Jammu and Kashmir who are studying in other parts of the country and will not be able to come home due to security clampdown.During a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar, Malik had passed directions for setting up telephone lines in deputy commissioners’ offices for the migrant students to talk to their families back in Kashmir.As there were no untoward incidents reported from the Valley, the Governor has made arrangements for enabling people to perform Friday prayers and for the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha next week. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:13Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:12?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
A demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask throws a stone towards the Indian police (not pictured) during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar on 14 December 2018. — Photo: ReutersIndian police detained separatist leaders in the disputed Kashmir region on Monday and sealed off roads in an effort to stifle protests against the killing of civilians on the weekend.Unrest has intensified over recent weeks in the Muslim-majority region at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan, and seven civilians were killed on Saturday when security forces opened fire at a protest over the killing of three militants.Separatists leaders Mohammad Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said they were detained as they marched toward an army headquarters in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar. Another leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was under house arrest, police said.“Indian troops are killing Kashmiris,” Malik told reporters as police in riot gear took him away in a white vehicle. “For the last many years they are on a killing spree.”A senior police official, who declined to be identified, said Malik and Farooq would be released “once the situation stabilizes”.A spokesman for India’s Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi said he had no comment.Police and para-military forces put up barricades in various parts of Srinagar, including on roads leading to the army headquarters, and were patrolling in force.The army warned the population against being used to make trouble.“Army advises people not to fall prey to such designs of anti-national forces,” the army said in a statement late on Sunday.“It’s an attempt to pit the civilian population against the security forces”.One soldier was killed in the Saturday violence.‘DIALOGUE, NOT VIOLENCE’Shops, government offices and banks were closed in Srinagar and a nearby district and traffic was off the roads. Authorities have also shut down mobile internet and train services.Pakistan, which like India, claims Kashmir in full but rules it in part, condemned the Saturday killings.“Only dialogue and not violence and killings will resolve this conflict,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said, adding that his country would raise India’s “human rights violations” at the United Nations.Hindu-majority India accuses Pakistan of training and arming separatist militants operating in Kashmir.Pakistan denies that saying it only offers political support to the people of the Muslim region who are being denied their rights by India’s security forces.sIndian forces say they have killed 242 militants this year in the region, while 101 civilians and 82 members of the security forces have been killed, making it the bloodiest year in more than a decade.Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said Indian authorities should investigate and prosecute those responsible for “indiscriminate use of force”.“Security forces are aware that villagers gather, protest during gunfights with Kashmir militants and have responsibility to ensure civilians are not at risk,” she said in a tweet.
Share What to know about a Texas bill targeting so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ that is heading to the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has pledged to sign the measure that immigrant-rights activists say will lead to profiling and discrimination. ___ COMPARISONS TO ARIZONA’S LAW Opponents blast the Texas bill as a version of Arizona’s immigration crackdown law, SB 1070, which launched protests, lawsuits and national controversy in 2010. But the Texas and Arizona bills are not identical. Whereas the Arizona law required police to try to determine the immigration status of people during routine stops, the Texas bill doesn’t instruct officers to ask. But it does allow Texas police to inquire whether a person is in the country legally, even if they’re not under arrest. Courts blocked other portions of Arizona’s law, including one that made it a crime not to carry immigrations documents, which were never proposed under the Texas bill. ___ POLICE CHIEFS, SHERIFFS COULD BE JAILED Police chiefs and sheriffs could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor — which carries possible jail time — if they fail to honor a jail detainer request from federal immigration agents. What’s more, not honoring a request would qualify as an official misconduct charge, which adds the threat of removal from office if a police chief or sheriff is convicted for not complying. The state could also fine local governments $25,000 if they don’t comply. Enforcement of the law would also extend to college campuses. One of the few carve-outs Republicans allowed during marathon and divisive debates in the Texas Capitol was exempting churches. ___ A PRORITY FOR THE GOVERNOR Abbott, who as attorney general in 2010 signed onto court briefs supporting Arizona’s law, is now on the verge of making sanctuary cities the defining issue of his first term as governor. He has already blocked more than $1 million in state grant dollars to Travis County, home of liberal Austin, after the new Democratic sheriff announced in January her jails would no longer honor all detainer requesters made by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. On Thursday, Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez said in a statement that it was “unfortunate that fear and misinformation enabled” the bill to pass. She said she has always followed the law “and that will not change.” Abbott declared a sanctuary city ban a legislative priority — just as his predecessor, former Gov. Rick Perry, did in 2011 but couldn’t pass. The Texas Legislature’s increasing drift to the right has eroded past resistance by moderate Republicans. Abbott is likely to sign the bill even before the Legislature adjourns later this month. “I’m getting my signing pen warmed up,” he tweeted after Wednesday’s vote. ___ PUSHBACK FROM BIG CITY POLICE The police chiefs of Texas’ five biggest cities, which includes Dallas and Houston, oppose the bill from the start. They said the bill will push immigrant families further into the shadows and deter them from coming forward to cooperate as witnesses or report crimes, including when they’re the victim. ___ By PAUL J. WEBER
© 2012 Phys.org The dark side of kerosene lamps: High black-carbon emissions Citation: Duo create GravityLight: Lamp that runs off of gravity (w/ video) (2012, December 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-duo-gravitylight-lamp-gravity-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: www.indiegogo.com/projects/282006 Explore further (Phys.org)—London based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves have created what they are calling the GravityLight, an LED lamp that runs off of nothing but gravity. The purpose of the lamp is to provide people in third world countries with an alternative to kerosene lamps which cause burns and lung ailments to millions of people too poor to afford any other source of light. The lamp is as simple as it is inexpensive. A cable hangs from a gear mechanism holding onto a plastic bag filled with dirt or rocks. The energy created by gravity pulling the bag downwards is enough to power an LED bulb for up to half an hour. Riddiford and Reeves have posted their creation on the fund sourcing site indiegogo and thus far pledges have doubled the $55,000 goal.The two note on their page that over a billion and a half people in the world today have no access to a reliable electricity source. When it gets dark, their only light source comes through burning wood, peat, or other biomass materials – the most popular by far, is kerosene. They also note that the World Bank has recently estimated that up to three quarters of a billion women and children regularly inhale smoke from kerosene lanterns, which is they say, equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day – a situation that leads quite naturally to very high lung cancer rates. Also, millions of people are burned each year when kerosene lamps are accidently upended. There’s also the problem of carbon dioxide being added to the atmosphere – collectively about 244 million tonnes a year. All in all they paint a very dire picture. To help fix the problem, the two have spent the past four years looking for and building various lighting options and have now settled on their GravityLight.Their lamp has no batteries and is made in a way the two say will last for a very long time. The weight that drives the lamp is free and collectable virtually anywhere and providing a lamp that doesn’t have any recurring costs will allow, the two say, those that have relied on kerosene lamps to use the money they have been spending on fuel, for other essentials. The overall goal is an improved quality of life.The two expect the GravityLight to originally sell for just $10. After ramping up, they expect that cost to drop to just $5.
Apple Inc’s healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple’s HealthKit service – which acts as a repository for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate – or are in talks to do so.The pilots aim to help physicians monitor patients with such chronic conditions as diabetes and hypertension. Apple rivals Google Inc and Samsung Electronics, which have released similar services, are only just starting to reach out to hospitals and other medical partners.Such systems hold the promise of allowing doctors to watch for early signs of trouble and intervene before a medical problem becomes acute. That could help hospitals avoid repeat admissions, for which they are penalized under new U.S. government guidelines, all at a relatively low cost.The U.S. healthcare market is $3 trillion, and researcher IDC Health Insights predicts that 70 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide will invest by 2018 in technology including apps, wearables, remote monitoring and virtual care.Those trying out Apple’s service included at least eight of the 17 hospitals on one list ranking the best hospitals, the U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll. Google and Samsung had started discussions with just a few of these hospitals.Apple’s HealthKit works by gathering data from sources such as glucose measurement tools, food and exercise-tracking apps and Wi-fi connected scales. The company’s Apple Watch, due for release in April, promises to add to the range of possible data, which with patients’ consent can be sent to an electronic medical record for doctors to view.’Timing Right’Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans has been working with Apple and Epic Systems, Ochsner’s medical records vendor, to roll out a pilot program for high-risk patients. The team is already tracking several hundred patients who are struggling to control their blood pressure. The devices measure blood pressure and other statistics and send it to Apple phones and tablets.”If we had more data, like daily weights, we could give the patient a call before they need to be hospitalized,” said Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Dr. Richard Milani.Sumit Rana, chief technology officer at Epic Systems, said the timing was right for mobile health tech to take off.”We didn’t have smartphones ten years ago; or an explosion of new sensors and devices,” Rana said.Apple has said that over 600 developers are integrating HealthKit into their health and fitness apps.Many of the hospitals told Reuters they were eager to try pilots of the Google Fit service, since Google’s Android software powers most smartphones. Google said it has several developer partners on board for Fit, which connects to apps and devices, but did not comment on its outreach to hospitals.Samsung said it is working with Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital to develop mobile health technology. The firm also has a relationship with the University of California’s San Francisco Medical Center.Apple’s move into mobile health tech comes as the Affordable Care Act and other healthcare reform efforts aim to provide incentives for doctors to keep patients healthy. The aim is to move away from the “fee for service” model, which has tended to reward doctors for pricey procedures rather than for outcomes.Still, hospitals must decide whether the difficulty of sorting through a deluge of patient-generated data of varying quality is worth the investment.”This is a whole new data source that we don’t understand the integrity of yet,” said William Hanson, chief medical information officer at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.First StepsApple has recruited informal industry advisors, including Rana and John Halamka, chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, to discuss health data privacy and for introductions to the industry.The company said it had an “incredible team” of experts in health and fitness and was talking to medical institutions, healthcare and industry experts on ways to deliver its services.A few hospitals are also exploring how to manage the data that is flowing in from health and fitness-concerned patients, whom many in Silicon Valley refer to as the “worried well.”Beth Israel’s Halamka said that many of the 250,000 patients in his system had data from sources such as Jawbone’s Up activity tracker and wirelessly connected scales.”Can I interface to every possible device that every patient uses? No. But Apple can,” he said.Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles is developing visual dashboards to present patient-generated data to doctors in an easy-to-digest manner.Experts say that there will eventually be a need for common standards to ensure that data can be gathered from both Apple’s system and its competitors.”How do we get Apple to work with Samsung? I think it will be a problem eventually,” said Brian Carter, a director focused on personal and population health at Cerner, an electronic medical record vendor that is integrated with HealthKit.(Additional reporting by Vincent Lee in Seoul, editing by Peter Henderson and Stuart Grudgings) This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now February 5, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 5 min read Enroll Now for Free