How Big The Internet Of Things Could Become

first_imgbrian proffitt Tags:#Cisco#Internet of Things 75 billion.That’s the holy-@$#! number of devices that Morgan Stanley has extrapolated from a Cisco report that details how many devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. That’s 9.4 devices for every one of the 8 billion people that’s expected to be around in seven years.To help put that into more perspective, back in Cisco also came out with the number of devices it thinks were connected to the Internet in 2012, a number Cisco’s Rob Soderbery placed at 8.7 billion. Most of the devices at the time, he acknowledged were the PCs, laptops, tablets and phones in the world. But other types of devices will soon dominate the collection of the Internet of Things, such as sensors and actuators. By the end of the decade, a nearly nine-fold increase in the volume of devices on the Internet of Things will mean a lot of infrastructure investment and market opportunities will available in this sector. And by “a lot,” I mean ginourmous. In an interview with Barron’s, Cisco CEO John Chambers figures that will translate to a $14-trillion industry.See also: Cisco Hearts Internet Of ThingsGranted, Cisco has a lot of reasons to be bullish about the prospect of the Internet of Things: with product offerings in the router and switch space and a recent keen interest on building intelligent routing and application platforms right inside those devices, Cisco stands to gain a lot of business if it can get itself out in front of this newfangled Internet of Things.It’s not just Cisco talking up the Internet of Things: late last week, Morgan Stanley published a big 29-page research note on the topic that sought to at once define the Internet of Things and also quantify its size, growth and potential to make money.In her blog, Cisco VP of Corporate Communications Karen Tillman actually put Cisco’s estimate at 50 billion devices by the end of the decade. Morgan Stanley took Cisco’s data and predicted an even higher 75 billion figure.“Cisco estimates that only 200 million things were connected in 2000. Extrapolating the same growth rate up until 2020, this could mean that 75 billion things could be connected by then,” Morgan Stanley’s report said.Morgan Stanley’s brief was bullish as a whole, though it did deliver expectations from other companies that weren’t quite so high as Cisco’s: “Intel (INTC) forecasts that the Internet of Things will represent a 3.8-billion device opportunity by 2015 (including mobile computing i.e., tablets, smartphones…) and ABI research forecasts that number will reach 30 billion by 2020.”See also: How The Internet Of Things Will ThinkWho wins if any of these scenarios takes place? Semiconductor, network, remote sensor and big data vendors will be the lottery winners of such Internet of Things growth, to name a very few. Big data especially: 75 billion devices all generating signals of data to be analyzed and measured, many of which in real- or near-realtime? That’s got big data written all over it.And the ceiling is nowhere near being approached. Right now, the Morgan Stanley note estimates that there are potentially 200 devices for each person in the world that could be connected to Internet of Things. Economics and consolidation will most likely keep us from ever seeing that many devices connected to the Internet of Things, but the room for growth is still massive in these early days.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgbrian proffitt Tags:#Cisco#Internet of Things 75 billion.That’s the holy-@$#! number of devices that Morgan Stanley has extrapolated from a Cisco report that details how many devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. That’s 9.4 devices for every one of the 8 billion people that’s expected to be around in seven years.To help put that into more perspective, back in Cisco also came out with the number of devices it thinks were connected to the Internet in 2012, a number Cisco’s Rob Soderbery placed at 8.7 billion. Most of the devices at the time, he acknowledged were the PCs, laptops, tablets and phones in the world. But other types of devices will soon dominate the collection of the Internet of Things, such as sensors and actuators. By the end of the decade, a nearly nine-fold increase in the volume of devices on the Internet of Things will mean a lot of infrastructure investment and market opportunities will available in this sector. And by “a lot,” I mean ginourmous. In an interview with Barron’s, Cisco CEO John Chambers figures that will translate to a $14-trillion industry.See also: Cisco Hearts Internet Of ThingsGranted, Cisco has a lot of reasons to be bullish about the prospect of the Internet of Things: with product offerings in the router and switch space and a recent keen interest on building intelligent routing and application platforms right inside those devices, Cisco stands to gain a lot of business if it can get itself out in front of this newfangled Internet of Things.It’s not just Cisco talking up the Internet of Things: late last week, Morgan Stanley published a big 29-page research note on the topic that sought to at once define the Internet of Things and also quantify its size, growth and potential to make money.In her blog, Cisco VP of Corporate Communications Karen Tillman actually put Cisco’s estimate at 50 billion devices by the end of the decade. Morgan Stanley took Cisco’s data and predicted an even higher 75 billion figure.“Cisco estimates that only 200 million things were connected in 2000. Extrapolating the same growth rate up until 2020, this could mean that 75 billion things could be connected by then,” Morgan Stanley’s report said.Morgan Stanley’s brief was bullish as a whole, though it did deliver expectations from other companies that weren’t quite so high as Cisco’s: “Intel (INTC) forecasts that the Internet of Things will represent a 3.8-billion device opportunity by 2015 (including mobile computing i.e., tablets, smartphones…) and ABI research forecasts that number will reach 30 billion by 2020.”See also: How The Internet Of Things Will ThinkWho wins if any of these scenarios takes place? Semiconductor, network, remote sensor and big data vendors will be the lottery winners of such Internet of Things growth, to name a very few. Big data especially: 75 billion devices all generating signals of data to be analyzed and measured, many of which in real- or near-realtime? That’s got big data written all over it.And the ceiling is nowhere near being approached. Right now, the Morgan Stanley note estimates that there are potentially 200 devices for each person in the world that could be connected to Internet of Things. Economics and consolidation will most likely keep us from ever seeing that many devices connected to the Internet of Things, but the room for growth is still massive in these early days.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts last_img read more

The Facts about PCOS

first_imgSelena Wang, James Scholar Honors projectPolycystic ovarian syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a hormonal disease that can affect the ovaries, with a prevalence of around 6.5% of women of reproductive age.3 Diagnosis is when two or more of the following three criteria are met: presence of irregular menstrual periods, excess androgens (greater than typical amounts of male hormones), or ovarian cysts. Hirsutism (undesired male-pattern type hair growth in women) may be an additional symptom, but is not diagnostic criteria.2PCOS has also been epidemiologically linked to type 2 diabetes (T2D), in which in one study by Gambineri et al., it was found that of their studied patients with PCOS, 15.7% had impaired glucose tolerance.4 In another study, by Moran et. al, there was increased prevalence of T2D in women with PCOS, with odds ratios of 4.43, and 4.00 when BMI-matched.5 This epidemiological link between PCOS and T2D may be due to insulin resistance presenting in both diseases.1Because of this epidemiological link between PCOS and T2D, patients with PCOS are at risk for developing T2D, and dietitians treating patients with PCOS should also consider strategies for diabetes prevention.In one study, women with PCOS consumed three 16-day long eucaloric diets, each diet being separated by a 3-week washout period. It was found that in general, fasting insulin blood levels were lower in diets with lower dietary carbohydrate intake (43% vs 56% total kCal), and may be able to improve endocrine and reproductive function in the future for women with PCOS.3A study done by researchers at Stanford University compared results between two isocaloric diets, both given to obese women with PCOS and insulin resistance. One of the diets was standard (60% carbohydrates/25% fat) and one was low carbohydrates/high unsaturated fat (40% carbohydrates/45% fat), both of which the remainder was composed of 15% protein and <7% saturated fat.  After three weeks on each diet, daylong glucose, insulin, and fasting lipids were measured in each participant.It was discovered that although daylong glucose was not significantly different between the two diets, insulin concentrations in the women on the low carbohydrates diet had significantly lower daylong insulin levels (30% lower,) along with some observations of beneficial changes to their lipid profile levels (observations of lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.) As a result, this dietary intervention of low carbohydrates and high unsaturated fat may be a potential dietary treatment for patients with PCOS in preventing the onset of T2D.7Dietitians can play an important role in the management of PCOS, and strategies are needed to increase referrals of patients with PCOS to dietitians. In addition, sound advice for dietary lifestyle choices for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in PCOS patients is an important part of patient care.References:Barber, T. M., & Franks, S. (2012). The link between polycystic ovarian syndrome and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: What do we know today? Women’s Health.Boyle, J., & Teede, H. J. (2012). Polycystic ovary syndrome: An update. Australian Family Physician, 41(10), 752-756.Douglas, C. C., Gower, B. A., Darnell, B. E., Ovalle, F., Oster, R. A., & Azziz, R. (2006). Role of diet in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril.Gambineri, A., Pelusi, C., Manicardi, E., Vicennati, V., Cacciari, M., & Morselli-Labate, A. M. (2004). Glucose intolerance in a large cohort of Mediterranean women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Diabetes, 2353-2358.Moran, L. J., Misso, M. L., Wild, R. A., & Norman, R. J. (2010). Impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome in polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, 16(4), 347-363.PCOS (Part 2) [Image]. (2017). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:PCOS_(Part_2).pngPerelman, D., Coghlan, N., Lamendola, C., Carter, S., Abbasi, F., & McLaughlin, T. (2017). Substituting poly- and mono-unsaturated fat for dietary carbohydrate reduces hyperinsulinemia in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Gynecological Endocrinology, 33(4), 324–327. https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590.2016.1259407Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). (2014). Retrieved from www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/last_img read more

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first_imgSelena Wang, James Scholar Honors projectPolycystic ovarian syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a hormonal disease that can affect the ovaries, with a prevalence of around 6.5% of women of reproductive age.3 Diagnosis is when two or more of the following three criteria are met: presence of irregular menstrual periods, excess androgens (greater than typical amounts of male hormones), or ovarian cysts. Hirsutism (undesired male-pattern type hair growth in women) may be an additional symptom, but is not diagnostic criteria.2PCOS has also been epidemiologically linked to type 2 diabetes (T2D), in which in one study by Gambineri et al., it was found that of their studied patients with PCOS, 15.7% had impaired glucose tolerance.4 In another study, by Moran et. al, there was increased prevalence of T2D in women with PCOS, with odds ratios of 4.43, and 4.00 when BMI-matched.5 This epidemiological link between PCOS and T2D may be due to insulin resistance presenting in both diseases.1Because of this epidemiological link between PCOS and T2D, patients with PCOS are at risk for developing T2D, and dietitians treating patients with PCOS should also consider strategies for diabetes prevention.In one study, women with PCOS consumed three 16-day long eucaloric diets, each diet being separated by a 3-week washout period. It was found that in general, fasting insulin blood levels were lower in diets with lower dietary carbohydrate intake (43% vs 56% total kCal), and may be able to improve endocrine and reproductive function in the future for women with PCOS.3A study done by researchers at Stanford University compared results between two isocaloric diets, both given to obese women with PCOS and insulin resistance. One of the diets was standard (60% carbohydrates/25% fat) and one was low carbohydrates/high unsaturated fat (40% carbohydrates/45% fat), both of which the remainder was composed of 15% protein and <7% saturated fat.  After three weeks on each diet, daylong glucose, insulin, and fasting lipids were measured in each participant.It was discovered that although daylong glucose was not significantly different between the two diets, insulin concentrations in the women on the low carbohydrates diet had significantly lower daylong insulin levels (30% lower,) along with some observations of beneficial changes to their lipid profile levels (observations of lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.) As a result, this dietary intervention of low carbohydrates and high unsaturated fat may be a potential dietary treatment for patients with PCOS in preventing the onset of T2D.7Dietitians can play an important role in the management of PCOS, and strategies are needed to increase referrals of patients with PCOS to dietitians. In addition, sound advice for dietary lifestyle choices for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in PCOS patients is an important part of patient care.References:Barber, T. M., & Franks, S. (2012). The link between polycystic ovarian syndrome and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: What do we know today? Women’s Health.Boyle, J., & Teede, H. J. (2012). Polycystic ovary syndrome: An update. Australian Family Physician, 41(10), 752-756.Douglas, C. C., Gower, B. A., Darnell, B. E., Ovalle, F., Oster, R. A., & Azziz, R. (2006). Role of diet in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril.Gambineri, A., Pelusi, C., Manicardi, E., Vicennati, V., Cacciari, M., & Morselli-Labate, A. M. (2004). Glucose intolerance in a large cohort of Mediterranean women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Diabetes, 2353-2358.Moran, L. J., Misso, M. L., Wild, R. A., & Norman, R. J. (2010). Impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome in polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update, 16(4), 347-363.PCOS (Part 2) [Image]. (2017). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:PCOS_(Part_2).pngPerelman, D., Coghlan, N., Lamendola, C., Carter, S., Abbasi, F., & McLaughlin, T. (2017). Substituting poly- and mono-unsaturated fat for dietary carbohydrate reduces hyperinsulinemia in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Gynecological Endocrinology, 33(4), 324–327. https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590.2016.1259407Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). (2014). Retrieved from www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/last_img read more

NLEX nips Phoenix, ends campaign with back-to-back wins

first_imgLATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes “We just wanted to make a good last impression going to the third conference,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.“We’re trying to gain as much confidence. Thats the best we can do. We’re also trying to gel the new guys, and it’s working,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingGuiao, the multi-titled mentor, was referring to Mallari and JR Quiñahan, who, along with veteran sharpshooter Larry Fonacier, were acquired in a four-team trade earlier in the month.Quiñahan, who won two championships with Guiao during their stay at Rain or Shine, contributed 14 points, four rebounds and a block in less than 20 minutes off the bench. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PBA IMAGESNLEX ended its campaign on a high note after edging Phoenix, 116-114, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Alex Mallari led the way with 22 points on top of nine rebounds and five assists for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Lumad kids relish chance to play in Mindanao Games NLEX 116 – Mallari 22, Chism 20, Quinahan 14, Lastimosa 10, Alas10, Monfort 9, Al-Hussaini 8, Tiingson 7, Rios 6,Gotladera 4, Taulava 2, Baracael 2, Soyud 2. PHOENIX 114 – Wright 42, McKay 16, Jazul 13, Baguio 8, Torres 9, W. Wilson 7, Borboran 6, Alolino 5, J. Wilson 5, Intal 2, Dehesa 2, Kramer 0, Miranda 0.Quarters: 35-22, 59-46, 83-79, 116-114.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments The Road Warriors, who dropped their first nine games this conference, posted their second straight victory after stunning the Alaska Aces, 100-92, on Wednesday.Import Wayne Chism notched a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds to help spoil Phoenix rookie Matthew Wright’s career performance.Wright exploded for 42 points on a blistering 15-of-25 shooting from the field including five 3-pointers.The Fuel Masters reeled to their second setback in a row after a 122-121 overtime loss to Mahindra on Sunday to wrap up the elimination round with a 4-7 mark.The scores: ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes “We just wanted to make a good last impression going to the third conference,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.“We’re trying to gain as much confidence. Thats the best we can do. We’re also trying to gel the new guys, and it’s working,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingGuiao, the multi-titled mentor, was referring to Mallari and JR Quiñahan, who, along with veteran sharpshooter Larry Fonacier, were acquired in a four-team trade earlier in the month.Quiñahan, who won two championships with Guiao during their stay at Rain or Shine, contributed 14 points, four rebounds and a block in less than 20 minutes off the bench. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PBA IMAGESNLEX ended its campaign on a high note after edging Phoenix, 116-114, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Alex Mallari led the way with 22 points on top of nine rebounds and five assists for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Lumad kids relish chance to play in Mindanao Games NLEX 116 – Mallari 22, Chism 20, Quinahan 14, Lastimosa 10, Alas10, Monfort 9, Al-Hussaini 8, Tiingson 7, Rios 6,Gotladera 4, Taulava 2, Baracael 2, Soyud 2. PHOENIX 114 – Wright 42, McKay 16, Jazul 13, Baguio 8, Torres 9, W. Wilson 7, Borboran 6, Alolino 5, J. Wilson 5, Intal 2, Dehesa 2, Kramer 0, Miranda 0.Quarters: 35-22, 59-46, 83-79, 116-114.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments The Road Warriors, who dropped their first nine games this conference, posted their second straight victory after stunning the Alaska Aces, 100-92, on Wednesday.Import Wayne Chism notched a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds to help spoil Phoenix rookie Matthew Wright’s career performance.Wright exploded for 42 points on a blistering 15-of-25 shooting from the field including five 3-pointers.The Fuel Masters reeled to their second setback in a row after a 122-121 overtime loss to Mahindra on Sunday to wrap up the elimination round with a 4-7 mark.The scores: ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Rujuta Diwekar: Heavy Hitter

first_imgRujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose,Rujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, sold over two lakh copies and earned her a loyal following beyond the celebrity stratosphere. “Slimming is not about cutting calories, but improving nourishment, body composition and taking a holistic approach to health. Weight loss is a byproduct, not the goal,” says Diwekar. As fitness expert Leena Mogre says, she always knew what she wanted. “That’s the reason behind her success.”The Journey: Born to an engineer father and a professor mother, Diwekar chose to go against the grain, unlike her sister who is an IIM graduate. After post-graduation in sports science and nutrition from SNDT College in Mumbai, she set up her own gym in 1999. She’s all set to expand the Diwekar franchise with her second book on women and weight loss.The Chill Out Zone: Spends two months every year in the Himalayas or the US. Also did a teacher course from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy, Uttarkashi.The Muse: Her grandmother and mother for their healthy lifestyles. Anil Ambani for his discipline and Kareena for her work ethic.last_img read more

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first_imgRujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose,Rujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, sold over two lakh copies and earned her a loyal following beyond the celebrity stratosphere. “Slimming is not about cutting calories, but improving nourishment, body composition and taking a holistic approach to health. Weight loss is a byproduct, not the goal,” says Diwekar. As fitness expert Leena Mogre says, she always knew what she wanted. “That’s the reason behind her success.”The Journey: Born to an engineer father and a professor mother, Diwekar chose to go against the grain, unlike her sister who is an IIM graduate. After post-graduation in sports science and nutrition from SNDT College in Mumbai, she set up her own gym in 1999. She’s all set to expand the Diwekar franchise with her second book on women and weight loss.The Chill Out Zone: Spends two months every year in the Himalayas or the US. Also did a teacher course from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy, Uttarkashi.The Muse: Her grandmother and mother for their healthy lifestyles. Anil Ambani for his discipline and Kareena for her work ethic.last_img read more

Postgame Show: Porter, Cunningham Discuss OSU’s Rout Over Pitt

first_imgCarson Cunningham and Kyle Porter are live on the postgame show discussing OSU’s win over Pitt, Mason Rudolph’s record-setting performance, expectations as the Pokes prepare for Big 12 play, and Tyron Johnson’s absence. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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first_imgCarson Cunningham and Kyle Porter are live on the postgame show discussing OSU’s win over Pitt, Mason Rudolph’s record-setting performance, expectations as the Pokes prepare for Big 12 play, and Tyron Johnson’s absence. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Update On Alabama Star RB Damien Harris’ Concussion

first_imgMembers of the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 6: Members of the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)The Iron Bowl is this Saturday, and while Alabama is decimating opposing defenses with ease, the availability of Damien Harris will be significant.Harris was effective with limited touches last weekend, finishing with 83 rushing yards on just seven carries. Unfortunately, the standout tailback left the game with a concussion against The Citadel.With the Auburn Tigers entering Tuscaloosa to battle, it appears Harris is still recovering from his injury. On Monday, the starting running back was not seen on the field. Instead, it was Najee Harris leading the backfield during practice.Fortunately for the Crimson Tide,  Harris did make an appearance in the open period of practice on Tuesday.From Tide Sports:Running back Damien Harris (concussion) was at practice in a black jersey. He was absent yesterday.Alabama usually runs its offense through Tua Tagovailoa, but Harris is putting together a tremendous senior campaign. He currently has 678 rushing yards and seven touchdowns for the Crimson Tide.Harris still has three more days to fully heal before Alabama hosts Auburn. In the event that he’s inactive for the game, expect Najee Harris and Ronnie Clark to receive larger roles.[Tide Sports]last_img read more

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first_imgMembers of the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 6: Members of the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)The Iron Bowl is this Saturday, and while Alabama is decimating opposing defenses with ease, the availability of Damien Harris will be significant.Harris was effective with limited touches last weekend, finishing with 83 rushing yards on just seven carries. Unfortunately, the standout tailback left the game with a concussion against The Citadel.With the Auburn Tigers entering Tuscaloosa to battle, it appears Harris is still recovering from his injury. On Monday, the starting running back was not seen on the field. Instead, it was Najee Harris leading the backfield during practice.Fortunately for the Crimson Tide,  Harris did make an appearance in the open period of practice on Tuesday.From Tide Sports:Running back Damien Harris (concussion) was at practice in a black jersey. He was absent yesterday.Alabama usually runs its offense through Tua Tagovailoa, but Harris is putting together a tremendous senior campaign. He currently has 678 rushing yards and seven touchdowns for the Crimson Tide.Harris still has three more days to fully heal before Alabama hosts Auburn. In the event that he’s inactive for the game, expect Najee Harris and Ronnie Clark to receive larger roles.[Tide Sports]last_img read more

We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day in World Cup: Bangladesh coach

first_img Press Trust of India BristolJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 00:05 IST Rhodes has questioned the reasoning behind not having reserve days for all World Cup 2019 matches (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh vs Sri Lanka game on Tuesday was abandoned without a ball being bowledTill date, 3 World Cup 2019 matches have been washed out due to rainBangladeh coach Steve Rhodes is miffed at losing out on a chance to gather 2 full points due to the washoutBangladesh coach Steve Rhodes Tuesday called for the inclusion of reserve days in the World Cup schedule after Bangladesh were forced to split points with Sri Lanka following the abandonment of their match due to persistent rain here.”We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament,” Rhodes said at the press conference.This was the third match to be washed out in the last five days, the most in the history of World Cup, exceeding the two games at the 1992 edition in Australia and New Zealand, and the 2003 event which was co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.Rhodes said there is enough gap to fit in reserve days as most teams at least have “two to three days” between matches.”I know logistically it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers. I know that it would have been difficult, but we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it,” he said.Bangladesh will next play West Indies in Taunton after a five-day gap.”The games are spread out. I would say that it’s disappointing for the crowd, as well. They have got tickets to see a game of cricket, and you know it would be up to them if they can get there the day after,” Rhodes said.After two defeats, Bangladesh were looking for resurgence against Sri Lanka and now they will be wary of their semifinal chances.advertisement”We really felt we targeted that sort of game as two points. I know Sri Lanka would have fought very hard and they are no pushovers at all,” Rhodes said.”But realistically what can we do about it? Absolutely nothing. And now all we can do is win our games coming up one at a time and just think of that.”For Sri Lanka, it was the second successive time that they were forced to share points. The Island nation’s last game against Pakistan was also a washed out.Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said putting a reserve day in the schedule will be very difficult.”If they could put a reserve day it would have been fine. But it’s a major tournament and we’re all playing nine games. I don’t know if they can keep a reserve day for us,” he said.”The next day you have to travel to a different venue, so it’s not easy. If they can put a reserve day, though, it’s going to be good for the all the spectators and everyone.”Rhodes, meanwhile, exuded confidence that star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan would regain his fitness and play against West Indies in their next World Cup match at Taunton on Monday.Shakib, who scored two fifties and a hundred to be the tournament’s leading run scorer, sustained a thigh strain during the England game last Friday.”He picked up a little injury as you all know in that game against England and he fought on and battled on and played extremely well with an injury,” he said.”We’re very, very optimistic that the treatment he will get this week and the way he can recover well that he can play in that next game against the West Indies..Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rain washes out Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in BristolAlso Read | Taking wickets upfront: NZ pacer Lockie Ferguson reveals key to beat IndiaFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Steve RhodesFollow Bangladesh Cricet BoardFollow World Cup 2019 Next We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day in World Cup: Bangladesh coachAfter Bangladesh’s match against Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out without a ball being bowled, head coach Steve Rhodes wondered why a long tournament like the World Cup 2019 doesn’t have the provision of reserve daysadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Press Trust of India BristolJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 00:05 IST Rhodes has questioned the reasoning behind not having reserve days for all World Cup 2019 matches (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh vs Sri Lanka game on Tuesday was abandoned without a ball being bowledTill date, 3 World Cup 2019 matches have been washed out due to rainBangladeh coach Steve Rhodes is miffed at losing out on a chance to gather 2 full points due to the washoutBangladesh coach Steve Rhodes Tuesday called for the inclusion of reserve days in the World Cup schedule after Bangladesh were forced to split points with Sri Lanka following the abandonment of their match due to persistent rain here.”We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament,” Rhodes said at the press conference.This was the third match to be washed out in the last five days, the most in the history of World Cup, exceeding the two games at the 1992 edition in Australia and New Zealand, and the 2003 event which was co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.Rhodes said there is enough gap to fit in reserve days as most teams at least have “two to three days” between matches.”I know logistically it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers. I know that it would have been difficult, but we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it,” he said.Bangladesh will next play West Indies in Taunton after a five-day gap.”The games are spread out. I would say that it’s disappointing for the crowd, as well. They have got tickets to see a game of cricket, and you know it would be up to them if they can get there the day after,” Rhodes said.After two defeats, Bangladesh were looking for resurgence against Sri Lanka and now they will be wary of their semifinal chances.advertisement”We really felt we targeted that sort of game as two points. I know Sri Lanka would have fought very hard and they are no pushovers at all,” Rhodes said.”But realistically what can we do about it? Absolutely nothing. And now all we can do is win our games coming up one at a time and just think of that.”For Sri Lanka, it was the second successive time that they were forced to share points. The Island nation’s last game against Pakistan was also a washed out.Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said putting a reserve day in the schedule will be very difficult.”If they could put a reserve day it would have been fine. But it’s a major tournament and we’re all playing nine games. I don’t know if they can keep a reserve day for us,” he said.”The next day you have to travel to a different venue, so it’s not easy. If they can put a reserve day, though, it’s going to be good for the all the spectators and everyone.”Rhodes, meanwhile, exuded confidence that star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan would regain his fitness and play against West Indies in their next World Cup match at Taunton on Monday.Shakib, who scored two fifties and a hundred to be the tournament’s leading run scorer, sustained a thigh strain during the England game last Friday.”He picked up a little injury as you all know in that game against England and he fought on and battled on and played extremely well with an injury,” he said.”We’re very, very optimistic that the treatment he will get this week and the way he can recover well that he can play in that next game against the West Indies..Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rain washes out Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in BristolAlso Read | Taking wickets upfront: NZ pacer Lockie Ferguson reveals key to beat IndiaFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Steve RhodesFollow Bangladesh Cricet BoardFollow World Cup 2019 Next We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day in World Cup: Bangladesh coachAfter Bangladesh’s match against Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out without a ball being bowled, head coach Steve Rhodes wondered why a long tournament like the World Cup 2019 doesn’t have the provision of reserve daysadvertisementlast_img read more

Sleep With Live Tigers at England’s One-of-a-kind Tiger Lodge

first_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Next Editors’ Recommendations As a general rule, most men shy away from sleeping among live tigers. But, one boutique hotel in the United Kingdom provides a surprising — and bucket list-worthy twist — on the otherwise dangerous concept and manages to do a lot of good for wildlife conservation in the process.The aptly named Tiger Lodge is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel situated on the Port Lympne Reserve in Kent, England. The lodge is embedded inside a live tiger den with large, panoramic windows through which hotel guests can survey the wild cat’s daily goings-on. Just to be clear: sleeping guests can literally crash within feet of one of the world’s most fearsome apex predators. The exclusive two-bedroom space is available to just four guests at a time. However, the purpose-built lodge is kitted out with a beautiful rustic decor, plus luxury amenities like a log-burning fireplace, a reading library, a 4K TV, and a unique raw-wood-and-tile bathroom with Bamford toiletries. A private balcony (not inside the tiger’s den, incidentally) affords views that stretch more than 30 miles across the reserve, all the way to the English Channel.Port Lympne Reserve is a first-class wildlife reserve in one of England’s most beautiful regions. More than 700 animals from 88 species call the massive property home. It’s a full-service property that offers photography walks, Segway tours, fishing expeditions, and hot air balloon rides, plus all-day restaurants cafes, and bars. Overnight guests are afforded additional VIP access that includes after-hours tours before the park opens in the morning and after it closes each evening. A golf cart is also provided to Lodge guests, as are night-vision binoculars for after-dark safaris.On paper, the park might boast an “amusement park/zoo/safari” vibe, but there’s a lot of good going on behind the scenes. The Port Lympne reserve is part of The Aspinall Foundation — a well-respected international conservation charity that has worked since 1984 to save endangered species in the United Kingdom and abroad. They’re especially well-renowned for their work in releasing captive and bred animals into safe wilderness preserves throughout the world.This bucket list-worthy experience doesn’t come cheap. Low season rates start at £375 (approximately $500 USD) nightly, while peak season runs up to £800 (more than $1,000 USD) per night. If it helps ease the financial pain, though, know that all profits at Port Lympne Reserve help spare rare wildlife species around the world. Sleep With the Wolves in Canada’s Parc Omega Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins center_img Previous Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 1 of 5 Nevada’s Massacre Rim Named Latest International Dark Sky Sanctuarylast_img read more

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first_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Next Editors’ Recommendations As a general rule, most men shy away from sleeping among live tigers. But, one boutique hotel in the United Kingdom provides a surprising — and bucket list-worthy twist — on the otherwise dangerous concept and manages to do a lot of good for wildlife conservation in the process.The aptly named Tiger Lodge is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel situated on the Port Lympne Reserve in Kent, England. The lodge is embedded inside a live tiger den with large, panoramic windows through which hotel guests can survey the wild cat’s daily goings-on. Just to be clear: sleeping guests can literally crash within feet of one of the world’s most fearsome apex predators. The exclusive two-bedroom space is available to just four guests at a time. However, the purpose-built lodge is kitted out with a beautiful rustic decor, plus luxury amenities like a log-burning fireplace, a reading library, a 4K TV, and a unique raw-wood-and-tile bathroom with Bamford toiletries. A private balcony (not inside the tiger’s den, incidentally) affords views that stretch more than 30 miles across the reserve, all the way to the English Channel.Port Lympne Reserve is a first-class wildlife reserve in one of England’s most beautiful regions. More than 700 animals from 88 species call the massive property home. It’s a full-service property that offers photography walks, Segway tours, fishing expeditions, and hot air balloon rides, plus all-day restaurants cafes, and bars. Overnight guests are afforded additional VIP access that includes after-hours tours before the park opens in the morning and after it closes each evening. A golf cart is also provided to Lodge guests, as are night-vision binoculars for after-dark safaris.On paper, the park might boast an “amusement park/zoo/safari” vibe, but there’s a lot of good going on behind the scenes. The Port Lympne reserve is part of The Aspinall Foundation — a well-respected international conservation charity that has worked since 1984 to save endangered species in the United Kingdom and abroad. They’re especially well-renowned for their work in releasing captive and bred animals into safe wilderness preserves throughout the world.This bucket list-worthy experience doesn’t come cheap. Low season rates start at £375 (approximately $500 USD) nightly, while peak season runs up to £800 (more than $1,000 USD) per night. If it helps ease the financial pain, though, know that all profits at Port Lympne Reserve help spare rare wildlife species around the world. Sleep With the Wolves in Canada’s Parc Omega Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins center_img Previous Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 1 of 5 Nevada’s Massacre Rim Named Latest International Dark Sky Sanctuarylast_img read more

Children’s Homes to Benefit from $40-Million Fire Safety Project

first_imgSupreme Ventures Foundation is partnering with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to improve fire safety and security at 30 children’s homes at a cost of $40 million.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the undertaking was signed on Wednesday (February 13) at the York Park Fire Station in Kingston.The project will be implemented over two years, with the first step to entail an assessment of the facilities by the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB).Thereafter, the recommendations will be implemented, starting with homes with the greatest needs.Former State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, thanked Supreme Ventures Foundation for partnering with the Government to “better meet the needs of children in State care”.He noted that child protection is a “massive priority” of the Administration and “we have to continue to do significant work” in this regard.“Children who enter the facilities come from very difficult circumstances… and part of our responsibility is to ensure that when they come into contact with our residential facilities, they are safe and come out as better persons,” Mr. Green said.Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, commended Supreme Ventures Foundation for its continued “investment in the lives of our children”, citing the entity’s $10 million pledge towards the rebuilding of the Walker’s Place of Safety.Chairman of the Foundation, Peter McConnell, for his part, said that the entity views childcare and protection as “very important”.He said that the decision to fund efforts to improve fire safety at children’s homes is based on data from audits carried out on the institutions, which indicate the need for such support.Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, and Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Julian Davis-Buckle, also endorsed the undertaking.last_img read more

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first_imgSupreme Ventures Foundation is partnering with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to improve fire safety and security at 30 children’s homes at a cost of $40 million.A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the undertaking was signed on Wednesday (February 13) at the York Park Fire Station in Kingston.The project will be implemented over two years, with the first step to entail an assessment of the facilities by the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB).Thereafter, the recommendations will be implemented, starting with homes with the greatest needs.Former State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, thanked Supreme Ventures Foundation for partnering with the Government to “better meet the needs of children in State care”.He noted that child protection is a “massive priority” of the Administration and “we have to continue to do significant work” in this regard.“Children who enter the facilities come from very difficult circumstances… and part of our responsibility is to ensure that when they come into contact with our residential facilities, they are safe and come out as better persons,” Mr. Green said.Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, commended Supreme Ventures Foundation for its continued “investment in the lives of our children”, citing the entity’s $10 million pledge towards the rebuilding of the Walker’s Place of Safety.Chairman of the Foundation, Peter McConnell, for his part, said that the entity views childcare and protection as “very important”.He said that the decision to fund efforts to improve fire safety at children’s homes is based on data from audits carried out on the institutions, which indicate the need for such support.Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, and Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Julian Davis-Buckle, also endorsed the undertaking.last_img read more

Union Home Secy Rajiv Gauba elevated as Cabinet Secy

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years. Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat, before he takes over the charge of the country’s top bureaucratic post from the incumbent P K Sinha. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba, IAS (JH:1982) as Cabinet Secretary with a tenure of two years from 30.08.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba as Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat from the date of his assumption of charge till he takes over as Cabinet Secretary,” according to an official order. Gauba took charge as the home secretary on August 31, 2017.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years. Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat, before he takes over the charge of the country’s top bureaucratic post from the incumbent P K Sinha. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba, IAS (JH:1982) as Cabinet Secretary with a tenure of two years from 30.08.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba as Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat from the date of his assumption of charge till he takes over as Cabinet Secretary,” according to an official order. Gauba took charge as the home secretary on August 31, 2017.last_img read more

Marijuanas 420 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

first_imgCHICAGO – Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it’s safe to do so.The researchers analyzed U.S. government data on fatal traffic accidents from 1992 — shortly after 4/20 was popularized as a pot holiday in High Times magazine — through 2016. They compared driver deaths on that date with deaths on a day the week before and the week after during the study period.Deaths increased slightly in most but not all states, amounting to an overall increased risk of 12 per cent — or an extra 142 driver deaths linked with the holiday, said lead author Dr. John Staples at the University of British Columbia.Other studies have found a similarly elevated risk linked with alcohol and driving on Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve.Most accidents had no police data on drug testing so there’s no way to confirm that marijuana was involved, but researchers think the drug was responsible for some crashes.The study was published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.“It’s a really relevant question to be thinking about now since legalization seems to be progressing across the United States and in Canada,” Staples said.Marijuana is legal for medical use in most U.S. states and in Canada; recreational use has been legalized in nine states plus Washington, D.C. and is expected to become legal in Canada in July.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana can impair driving ability. However, the U.S. agency also notes that directly linking marijuana with car crashes can be difficult because it’s often used while drinking alcohol.An earlier survey of college freshmen found that driving after marijuana use and riding with someone using pot was common, especially among young men, and more common than alcohol-linked driving. And a 2014 study in six states found that marijuana was increasingly detected in drivers killed in car crashes during a 10-year period.It’s a recognized risk in Colorado, where voters approved legalizing it in 2012. Last year the state’s transportation department partnered with Lyft and a pot industry group to offer discounted rides for pot users partaking in 4/20 festivities. The program runs through April this year. Data show that 15 per cent of DUI arrests in Colorado last year involved marijuana, and a 2016 survey found about half of users in the state think driving under the influence of pot is safe.Dr. Andrew Monte, an emergency medicine physician and toxicology expert at the University of Colorado, said his hospital typically sees a slight increase in marijuana-using patients on April 20, but that vomiting and intoxication are more common reasons than car crash injuries.Still, he said the study offers an important message.“We think about cannabis as being ubiquitous in our society,” he said. “However we need to realize that people should not be using this and driving.”___Follow AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner on Twitter at @LindseyTanner . Her work can be found here .last_img read more

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first_imgCHICAGO – Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it’s safe to do so.The researchers analyzed U.S. government data on fatal traffic accidents from 1992 — shortly after 4/20 was popularized as a pot holiday in High Times magazine — through 2016. They compared driver deaths on that date with deaths on a day the week before and the week after during the study period.Deaths increased slightly in most but not all states, amounting to an overall increased risk of 12 per cent — or an extra 142 driver deaths linked with the holiday, said lead author Dr. John Staples at the University of British Columbia.Other studies have found a similarly elevated risk linked with alcohol and driving on Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve.Most accidents had no police data on drug testing so there’s no way to confirm that marijuana was involved, but researchers think the drug was responsible for some crashes.The study was published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.“It’s a really relevant question to be thinking about now since legalization seems to be progressing across the United States and in Canada,” Staples said.Marijuana is legal for medical use in most U.S. states and in Canada; recreational use has been legalized in nine states plus Washington, D.C. and is expected to become legal in Canada in July.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana can impair driving ability. However, the U.S. agency also notes that directly linking marijuana with car crashes can be difficult because it’s often used while drinking alcohol.An earlier survey of college freshmen found that driving after marijuana use and riding with someone using pot was common, especially among young men, and more common than alcohol-linked driving. And a 2014 study in six states found that marijuana was increasingly detected in drivers killed in car crashes during a 10-year period.It’s a recognized risk in Colorado, where voters approved legalizing it in 2012. Last year the state’s transportation department partnered with Lyft and a pot industry group to offer discounted rides for pot users partaking in 4/20 festivities. The program runs through April this year. Data show that 15 per cent of DUI arrests in Colorado last year involved marijuana, and a 2016 survey found about half of users in the state think driving under the influence of pot is safe.Dr. Andrew Monte, an emergency medicine physician and toxicology expert at the University of Colorado, said his hospital typically sees a slight increase in marijuana-using patients on April 20, but that vomiting and intoxication are more common reasons than car crash injuries.Still, he said the study offers an important message.“We think about cannabis as being ubiquitous in our society,” he said. “However we need to realize that people should not be using this and driving.”___Follow AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner on Twitter at @LindseyTanner . Her work can be found here .last_img read more

Video After Bus Fire Flames Consume Wholesale Market in Casablanca

Rabat – On Tuesday night, a massive fire broke out inside a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Sidi Othmane, Casablanca, destroying many shops.Police have not yet reported the cause of the fire as investigations are still ongoing.Photos and videos of the incident show many citizens gathered near the market while firefighters try to put out the fire. That same day, a bus caught fire at the intersection of Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni and Boulevard Anfa in the economic hub.Read Also: Bus Bursts into Flame in CasablancaThe bus belonged to M’dina Bus, a company Moroccans say should be replaced.The company came under fire in November, after a video spread online showing one of its bus drivers using an umbrella to take shelter from rain leaking through the roof of the bus. The driver was reportedly fired because the video went viral, adding to the anger of many Moroccans on social media condemning the poor conditions of the company’s buses. read more

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Rabat – On Tuesday night, a massive fire broke out inside a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Sidi Othmane, Casablanca, destroying many shops.Police have not yet reported the cause of the fire as investigations are still ongoing.Photos and videos of the incident show many citizens gathered near the market while firefighters try to put out the fire. That same day, a bus caught fire at the intersection of Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni and Boulevard Anfa in the economic hub.Read Also: Bus Bursts into Flame in CasablancaThe bus belonged to M’dina Bus, a company Moroccans say should be replaced.The company came under fire in November, after a video spread online showing one of its bus drivers using an umbrella to take shelter from rain leaking through the roof of the bus. The driver was reportedly fired because the video went viral, adding to the anger of many Moroccans on social media condemning the poor conditions of the company’s buses. read more

King Felipe VI of Spain to Visit Morocco Wednesday Thursday

Rabat – Spanish news outlets are widely reporting that King Felipe VI of Spain will arrive in Morocco this week.Melilla Hoy wrote that the Spanish King and his wife, Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, are set to arrive in Morocco on February 13 for a two-day visit.The visit, according to Spanish media, has been on the royal agenda since 2016 but has been postponed several times. Despite the postponement of the visits, King Felipe VI expressed satisfaction with the Moroccan-Spanish diplomatic ties.Spain and Morocco maintain a strong diplomatic ties. The prime minister of the Iberian country said as much during his first official visit to Morocco in November 2018.King Felipe VI spoke positively about the strategic ties in July 2018 at the 5th World Congress of Middle East Studies.“The relations between Morocco and Spain are strategic because we are neighbors who have shared concerns and who face common challenges and threats that we can transform into opportunities for close cooperation together with will and determination,” he said.Read Also: Spanish Media: King Felipe VI’s Visit to Morocco is a PriorityHe also said that the two countries’ strategic bonds are based on “mutual trust, respect, and cultural affinity.”The Spanish monarchs made their last visit to Morocco in 2014. King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma received them in an iftar attended by more than 300 guests.In addition to their strong diplomatic ties, Morocco and Spain are also strong business partners.According to data from the European Statistics Office, Moroccan exports to Spain increased by 5.4 percent during the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.Read Also; 2030 World Cup: Portugal Has Not Received Trio Bid Proposal from Spain2018/Moroccan imports of Spanish goods also recorded an increase of 2.6 percent from a year before. read more

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Rabat – Spanish news outlets are widely reporting that King Felipe VI of Spain will arrive in Morocco this week.Melilla Hoy wrote that the Spanish King and his wife, Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, are set to arrive in Morocco on February 13 for a two-day visit.The visit, according to Spanish media, has been on the royal agenda since 2016 but has been postponed several times. Despite the postponement of the visits, King Felipe VI expressed satisfaction with the Moroccan-Spanish diplomatic ties.Spain and Morocco maintain a strong diplomatic ties. The prime minister of the Iberian country said as much during his first official visit to Morocco in November 2018.King Felipe VI spoke positively about the strategic ties in July 2018 at the 5th World Congress of Middle East Studies.“The relations between Morocco and Spain are strategic because we are neighbors who have shared concerns and who face common challenges and threats that we can transform into opportunities for close cooperation together with will and determination,” he said.Read Also: Spanish Media: King Felipe VI’s Visit to Morocco is a PriorityHe also said that the two countries’ strategic bonds are based on “mutual trust, respect, and cultural affinity.”The Spanish monarchs made their last visit to Morocco in 2014. King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma received them in an iftar attended by more than 300 guests.In addition to their strong diplomatic ties, Morocco and Spain are also strong business partners.According to data from the European Statistics Office, Moroccan exports to Spain increased by 5.4 percent during the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.Read Also; 2030 World Cup: Portugal Has Not Received Trio Bid Proposal from Spain2018/Moroccan imports of Spanish goods also recorded an increase of 2.6 percent from a year before. read more

Blaze consumes Wainfleet cottages

Dozens of firefighters from several communities spent hours last night and early this morning fighting a wind-swept fire in Wainfleet.Firefighters were first called to a house fire on Beach Rd East near Morgan’s Point just after 7:30 last night. High winds resulted in the flames spreading to a home next door; a third cottage suffered smoke and water damage. About 14 fire trucks and 50 firefighters from Wainfleet, Port Colborne, Pelham and Haldimand worked for hours to keep the flames from spreading further. Extreme cold from the wind was another challenge for fire crews who needed a salt truck to treat the road surface around the fire trucks.Wainfleet fire chief Harry Flagg believes it was an electrical fire. “We interviewed homeowners. There were electrical issues throughout the day yesterday.”Damage may be as high as $600,000. read more

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Dozens of firefighters from several communities spent hours last night and early this morning fighting a wind-swept fire in Wainfleet.Firefighters were first called to a house fire on Beach Rd East near Morgan’s Point just after 7:30 last night. High winds resulted in the flames spreading to a home next door; a third cottage suffered smoke and water damage. About 14 fire trucks and 50 firefighters from Wainfleet, Port Colborne, Pelham and Haldimand worked for hours to keep the flames from spreading further. Extreme cold from the wind was another challenge for fire crews who needed a salt truck to treat the road surface around the fire trucks.Wainfleet fire chief Harry Flagg believes it was an electrical fire. “We interviewed homeowners. There were electrical issues throughout the day yesterday.”Damage may be as high as $600,000. read more

UNbacked treaty puts caviar export quotas on hold pending new data

The United Nations-backed body that oversees a global treaty governing trade in endangered species announced today that it will not approve the 2006 export quotas for caviar and other sturgeon products until the exporting countries provide more data on the long-term survival of their sturgeon catch.The Geneva-based Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is concerned that the proposed quota levels – though lower than previous years – may not fully reflect declines in sturgeon stocks or fish caught illegally.“Countries wishing to export sturgeon products from shared stocks must demonstrate that their proposed catch and export quotas reflect current population trends and are sustainable,” said CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers. “To do this, they must also make full allowance for the amount of fish caught illegally.”The 169 member countries of CITES have set strict conditions for permitting caviar exports. States that share sturgeon stocks must agree among themselves on catch levels and export quotas based on scientific surveys of the stocks. Information recently provided by the sturgeon-exporting countries bordering the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea/lower Danube River and the Heilongjiang/Amur River on the Sino-Russian border showed that many of the sturgeon species in these shared fishing grounds were suffering serious population declines. Many of the measures adopted by CITES target exporting countries, but importers such as the European Union also have obligations, including buying only from legal sources. Importers are also required to create registration systems for their domestic processing and repackaging plants and rules for the labeling of repackaged caviar. Many key importing countries still do not have these Mr. Wijnstekers said the CITES regime is strong enough to ensure that the trade in sturgeon products is sustainable “but only if its rules are fully applied.” He called on governments to honour their obligations to ensure that the exploitation of sturgeon stocks is commercially and environmentally sustainable over the long-term. read more

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The United Nations-backed body that oversees a global treaty governing trade in endangered species announced today that it will not approve the 2006 export quotas for caviar and other sturgeon products until the exporting countries provide more data on the long-term survival of their sturgeon catch.The Geneva-based Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is concerned that the proposed quota levels – though lower than previous years – may not fully reflect declines in sturgeon stocks or fish caught illegally.“Countries wishing to export sturgeon products from shared stocks must demonstrate that their proposed catch and export quotas reflect current population trends and are sustainable,” said CITES Secretary-General Willem Wijnstekers. “To do this, they must also make full allowance for the amount of fish caught illegally.”The 169 member countries of CITES have set strict conditions for permitting caviar exports. States that share sturgeon stocks must agree among themselves on catch levels and export quotas based on scientific surveys of the stocks. Information recently provided by the sturgeon-exporting countries bordering the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea/lower Danube River and the Heilongjiang/Amur River on the Sino-Russian border showed that many of the sturgeon species in these shared fishing grounds were suffering serious population declines. Many of the measures adopted by CITES target exporting countries, but importers such as the European Union also have obligations, including buying only from legal sources. Importers are also required to create registration systems for their domestic processing and repackaging plants and rules for the labeling of repackaged caviar. Many key importing countries still do not have these Mr. Wijnstekers said the CITES regime is strong enough to ensure that the trade in sturgeon products is sustainable “but only if its rules are fully applied.” He called on governments to honour their obligations to ensure that the exploitation of sturgeon stocks is commercially and environmentally sustainable over the long-term. read more

Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL Week 4

Former Buckeyes Marshon Lattimore, Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee catch up during the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New York Jets LB Darron LeeThe New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven  tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime. __________________________________New Orleans Saints WR Michael ThomasIt was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.__________________________________New Orleans Saints CB Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.__________________________________Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. __________________________________Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan ShazierThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.__________________________________Other notable players:Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia EaglesIndianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle SeahawksSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona CardinalsCarolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots read more

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Former Buckeyes Marshon Lattimore, Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee catch up during the Spring Game on April 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Of league rookies, sophomores and veterans, here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New York Jets LB Darron LeeThe New York Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, and second-year linebacker Darron Lee had an impressive game after struggling to start the season. He tallied seven  tackles (four solo, three assists) including a key tackle during the Jaguars’ drive in overtime. __________________________________New Orleans Saints WR Michael ThomasIt was just another day at the office for Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas against the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday. Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a dominant 20-0 win.__________________________________New Orleans Saints CB Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore shined Sunday as the Saints’ defense shut out the Dolphins in a 20-0 blowout. Lattimore had five tackles and a forced fumble in a dominant defensive performance. For the first time in a few seasons, the Saints have a potential star on the defensive side of the football, an encouraging sign for a team that consistently produces offensively.__________________________________Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a strong performance Sunday as the Cowboys sprinted to an early lead against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott did a little bit of everything, rushing 21 times for 85 yards and catching four passes for 54 yards. He scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. __________________________________Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan ShazierThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier rocked their rival, the Baltimore Ravens, 26-9. Shazier was all over the field, totalling 11 tackles along with an interception and three passes defended. The Steelers’ defense has been somewhat inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, Shazier has been one of the team’s more consistent performers.__________________________________Other notable players:Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa: six tackles against the Philadelphia EaglesIndianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker: one interception against the Seattle SeahawksSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde: 16 carries for 68 yards against the Arizona CardinalsCarolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel: Did not play against the New England Patriots read more

Family very concerned for missing woman as gardaí renew appeal

first_imgFamily ‘very concerned’ for missing woman as gardaí renew appeal Margaret Dorrian has been missing from Celbridge since Tuesday. By Órla Ryan Saturday 16 Mar 2019, 1:54 PM 2 Comments Mar 16th 2019, 1:54 PM Margaret Dorrian Source: Garda Press OfficeGARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED their appeal for information in tracing the whereabouts of a 53-year-old woman who has been missing since Tuesday.Margaret Dorrian is missing from her home in Celbridge, Co Kildare.She is described as 5’6″ in height, of slight build, with red hair and green eyes. When last seen she was wearing a mustard-coloured jacket, blue jeans and tan-coloured boots.Gardaí and Margaret’s family are very concerned for her welfare.Anyone with information has been asked to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01 666 7800, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Share536 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4546413 21,838 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgFamily ‘very concerned’ for missing woman as gardaí renew appeal Margaret Dorrian has been missing from Celbridge since Tuesday. By Órla Ryan Saturday 16 Mar 2019, 1:54 PM 2 Comments Mar 16th 2019, 1:54 PM Margaret Dorrian Source: Garda Press OfficeGARDAÍ HAVE RENEWED their appeal for information in tracing the whereabouts of a 53-year-old woman who has been missing since Tuesday.Margaret Dorrian is missing from her home in Celbridge, Co Kildare.She is described as 5’6″ in height, of slight build, with red hair and green eyes. When last seen she was wearing a mustard-coloured jacket, blue jeans and tan-coloured boots.Gardaí and Margaret’s family are very concerned for her welfare.Anyone with information has been asked to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01 666 7800, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Share536 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4546413 21,838 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

A historic day for the GOCMV

first_imgThe year ended on a high note for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), with His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos paying a visit to the newly built headquarters for the first time on the final day of the year.With a history of strong division between the Orthodox Church and many Greek communities across Australia, the Archbishop’s presence was a significant moment for the community, emphasising the strong and growing ties between the leadership of both organisations.Accompanied by Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop Iakovos of Militoupolis, the Archbishop was welcomed by president of the GOCMV Bill Papastergiadis and given a tour of the cultural centre. Mr Papastergiadis told Neos Kosmos that the visit was in response to an invitation extended to the Archbishop at his name day celebrations last year, and was an opportunity to inform His Eminence of the details of the community’s current and future projects.“The visit was a historic moment,” said Mr Papastergiadis.“It is an indication of good relations between the Archdiocese of Australia and the community. What it reveals is that there is an open line of communication, there is a clear understanding by each organisation of its role and responsibility in our parikoia, and there’s also good rapport between the organisations to work cooperatively on key social matters,” he told Neos Kosmos. Archbishop Stylianos was said to be very impressed by the magnitude of the project and was hopeful that the new centre would be used as an example for other organisations about how they should move forward. Moved by his visit, Archbishop Stylianos addressed the community, stating: “You’re all doing a great job and deserve to be congratulated.” Also present on the day were vice presidents Jim Bossinakis and George Kallianis, secretary general Markos Costas, treasurer Nick Pathimos, and director of the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture George Menidis along with other staff members of the community. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgThe year ended on a high note for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), with His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos paying a visit to the newly built headquarters for the first time on the final day of the year.With a history of strong division between the Orthodox Church and many Greek communities across Australia, the Archbishop’s presence was a significant moment for the community, emphasising the strong and growing ties between the leadership of both organisations.Accompanied by Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop Iakovos of Militoupolis, the Archbishop was welcomed by president of the GOCMV Bill Papastergiadis and given a tour of the cultural centre. Mr Papastergiadis told Neos Kosmos that the visit was in response to an invitation extended to the Archbishop at his name day celebrations last year, and was an opportunity to inform His Eminence of the details of the community’s current and future projects.“The visit was a historic moment,” said Mr Papastergiadis.“It is an indication of good relations between the Archdiocese of Australia and the community. What it reveals is that there is an open line of communication, there is a clear understanding by each organisation of its role and responsibility in our parikoia, and there’s also good rapport between the organisations to work cooperatively on key social matters,” he told Neos Kosmos. Archbishop Stylianos was said to be very impressed by the magnitude of the project and was hopeful that the new centre would be used as an example for other organisations about how they should move forward. Moved by his visit, Archbishop Stylianos addressed the community, stating: “You’re all doing a great job and deserve to be congratulated.” Also present on the day were vice presidents Jim Bossinakis and George Kallianis, secretary general Markos Costas, treasurer Nick Pathimos, and director of the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture George Menidis along with other staff members of the community. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mars 500 les six astronautes sont sortis du vaisseau

first_imgMars 500 : les six “astronautes” sont sortis du vaisseauComme prévu, aujourd’hui à 11H, la porte du vaisseau de l’expérience Mars 500 a été ouverte. Les six astronautes en sont sortis le sourire aux lèvres après un an et demi d’isolement. Tous les yeux des passionnés d’espace et de la presse étaient tournés ce matin vers une porte de l’Institut russe des problèmes médicaux-biologiques (IMBP) situé dans la périphérie de Moscou. Mais pas n’importe quelle porte : celle de la réplique de vaisseau spatial conçue spécialement pour la mission Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, était en effet la date fatidique de la fin de ce projet qui aura duré près d’un an et demi : le jour de la sortie des six volontaires prêts à retrouver la terre ferme et la lumière du jour.A 10H58, la porte était toujours close et scellée, témoignant de l’isolement total des “astronautes” parmi lesquels trois ingénieurs, un médecin, un chirurgien et un physicien. Quelques minutes plus tard, à 11H, un membre du projet a alors rompu cette fermeture et a ouvert la porte. Les volontaires se tenaient prêts et sont sortis un à un, descendant les escaliers pour s’aligner face à leur public. Le Russe Alexey Sitev qui commandait la mission a ensuite fait un bref rapport, expliquant que l’expérience avait été “pleinement complétée” et que tout le monde était “en bonne santé”.  Les six “marsonautes” se sont ensuite succédés au micro pour donner leur première impression, le Français Romain Charles en tête. Sourire aux lèvres, il a expliqué : “Il y a un an et demi, j’ai été sélectionné par l’Agence spatiale européenne pour faire partie de l’équipe de Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, après un voyage immobile de 520 jours, je suis fier de prouver, avec mes compagnons internationaux, qu’un voyage humain vers la Planète rouge est faisable”. Une odyssée spatiale mémorable Le succédant au micro, l’Italo-colombien Diego Urbina a pour sa part confié qu’il était heureux de revenir et a précisé : “Au cours de la mission Mars 500, nous avons accompli sur Terre le plus long voyage spatial jamais effectué pour que l’humain puisse un jour saluer une nouvelle aurore sur une planète distante mais accessible. Et, en tant que membre de l’équipe de l’Agence spatial européenne, je suis honoré d’avoir fait partie de ce défi remarquable en compagnie des cinq personnes les plus professionnelles, amicales et résistantes avec qui j’ai jamais travaillé”.  Après ce premier contact avec la liberté retrouvée et les félicitations des dirigeants de la mission, les six “marsonautes” ont été conduits auprès de leurs familles et de leurs amis qui les attendaient. Au cours des prochains jours, ils subiront une batterie d’examens médicaux et d’évaluations psychologiques mais auront également droit à des moments privés et de relaxation avant de parler aux médias le 8 novembre. La mission se prolongera ensuite encore un peu jusqu’à début décembre, le temps que l’équipe s’applique à une large série de rapports, de tests, d’évaluations pour collecter les dernières données de l’expérience. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESANéanmoins, le directeur de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) Jean-Jacques Dordain a d’ors et déjà félicité les équipes internationales des résultats obtenus et a expliqué que cette odyssée ouvrait la voie à “une bien plus grande aventure” à destination de Mars. S’il a précisé qu’il ignorait encore si ce voyage aurait effectivement lieu, ni quand il pourrait être lancé, pour lui une chose est sûre : “ce sera une aventure complètement internationale”.Revivez en images la sortie des six “marsonautes” de leur “vaisseau spatial” sur Maxisciences et découvrez un résumé en vidéo des 520 jours de mission vécus par les six volontairesLe 4 novembre 2011 à 13:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgMars 500 : les six “astronautes” sont sortis du vaisseauComme prévu, aujourd’hui à 11H, la porte du vaisseau de l’expérience Mars 500 a été ouverte. Les six astronautes en sont sortis le sourire aux lèvres après un an et demi d’isolement. Tous les yeux des passionnés d’espace et de la presse étaient tournés ce matin vers une porte de l’Institut russe des problèmes médicaux-biologiques (IMBP) situé dans la périphérie de Moscou. Mais pas n’importe quelle porte : celle de la réplique de vaisseau spatial conçue spécialement pour la mission Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, était en effet la date fatidique de la fin de ce projet qui aura duré près d’un an et demi : le jour de la sortie des six volontaires prêts à retrouver la terre ferme et la lumière du jour.A 10H58, la porte était toujours close et scellée, témoignant de l’isolement total des “astronautes” parmi lesquels trois ingénieurs, un médecin, un chirurgien et un physicien. Quelques minutes plus tard, à 11H, un membre du projet a alors rompu cette fermeture et a ouvert la porte. Les volontaires se tenaient prêts et sont sortis un à un, descendant les escaliers pour s’aligner face à leur public. Le Russe Alexey Sitev qui commandait la mission a ensuite fait un bref rapport, expliquant que l’expérience avait été “pleinement complétée” et que tout le monde était “en bonne santé”.  Les six “marsonautes” se sont ensuite succédés au micro pour donner leur première impression, le Français Romain Charles en tête. Sourire aux lèvres, il a expliqué : “Il y a un an et demi, j’ai été sélectionné par l’Agence spatiale européenne pour faire partie de l’équipe de Mars 500. Aujourd’hui, après un voyage immobile de 520 jours, je suis fier de prouver, avec mes compagnons internationaux, qu’un voyage humain vers la Planète rouge est faisable”. Une odyssée spatiale mémorable Le succédant au micro, l’Italo-colombien Diego Urbina a pour sa part confié qu’il était heureux de revenir et a précisé : “Au cours de la mission Mars 500, nous avons accompli sur Terre le plus long voyage spatial jamais effectué pour que l’humain puisse un jour saluer une nouvelle aurore sur une planète distante mais accessible. Et, en tant que membre de l’équipe de l’Agence spatial européenne, je suis honoré d’avoir fait partie de ce défi remarquable en compagnie des cinq personnes les plus professionnelles, amicales et résistantes avec qui j’ai jamais travaillé”.  Après ce premier contact avec la liberté retrouvée et les félicitations des dirigeants de la mission, les six “marsonautes” ont été conduits auprès de leurs familles et de leurs amis qui les attendaient. Au cours des prochains jours, ils subiront une batterie d’examens médicaux et d’évaluations psychologiques mais auront également droit à des moments privés et de relaxation avant de parler aux médias le 8 novembre. La mission se prolongera ensuite encore un peu jusqu’à début décembre, le temps que l’équipe s’applique à une large série de rapports, de tests, d’évaluations pour collecter les dernières données de l’expérience. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESANéanmoins, le directeur de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) Jean-Jacques Dordain a d’ors et déjà félicité les équipes internationales des résultats obtenus et a expliqué que cette odyssée ouvrait la voie à “une bien plus grande aventure” à destination de Mars. S’il a précisé qu’il ignorait encore si ce voyage aurait effectivement lieu, ni quand il pourrait être lancé, pour lui une chose est sûre : “ce sera une aventure complètement internationale”.Revivez en images la sortie des six “marsonautes” de leur “vaisseau spatial” sur Maxisciences et découvrez un résumé en vidéo des 520 jours de mission vécus par les six volontairesLe 4 novembre 2011 à 13:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more