After 31-year-old Zac Vawter lost part of his leg in a motorcycle accident, a team of doctors set out to create a new kind of prosthetic limb: one whose motions he could manipulate with his mind, by “flexing” a foot that was no longer there. The method is similar to one already tried in people who have lost an arm: The doctors at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago removed nerves from damaged muscle in Vawter’s amputated leg and connected them to hamstring muscle in his thigh, which had been left intact. When Vawter imagined moving his missing lower leg, his thoughts caused various contraction patterns in the upper leg that remained. Electrodes stuck onto his skin picked up the signals and relayed them to sensors on the prosthesis (above), which interpreted how he wanted to move. The outcome, described today in The New England Journal of Medicine, wasn’t perfect. Vawter occasionally stumbled, but he was able to walk safely outside, climb down stairs, and kick a ball. The authors note that there are still challenges to refining the technique, in part because the electrodes can get uncomfortable.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
December 1, 2019
Various organisations in Assam welcomed the Supreme Court’s order extending the deadline for publishing the final NRC to August 31 and turning down the request of the Centre and Assam government to conduct 20% sample re-verification of listed names in the districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% in the other districts on Tuesday.In a joint statement, the Assam State Jamiat and All-Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) said that the SC foiled a conspiracy of the BJP to delay the publication of the NRC.“People have undergone a lot of misery in proving their citizenship by being forced to visit NRC service centres in faraway places. Re-verification would have made these people suffer again,” AAMSU president Rezaul Karim Sarkar said. “The extension is appreciated since people in flood-affected areas could not go to the NRC centres to settle claims and verify documents. Besides, NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela had said he would publish the final list in two phases if time was not extended. It is good that with a month’s time, the final NRC will be published at one go,” State Jamiat president Maulana Mustaq Anfar said.Dipanka Kumar Nath, president of All-Assam Students’ Union, said they trusted the Supreme Court, which has been monitoring the NRC exercise, to take steps for ensuring an error-free NRC. We respect the apex court’s decision and believe it will help keep genuine citizens in and illegal migrants out.” He said the Centre and State’s plea for re-verification was redundant as more than 20% reverification had been done during the past few months.The Assam Public Works, an NGO that had filed a petition seeking 100% re-verification said what mattered was the satisfaction of the court about the NRC groundwork.“The NRC State Coordinator satisfied the court that they have already done 28% reverification of the applicants during the process of claims and objections and that the name of not a single immigrant has been included in the draft. The court is happy that no Bangladeshi figures in the NRC,” the NGO’s president Aabhijeet Sarma said.
November 30, 2019
CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA People and The Daily Mail, citing unnamed sources, have reported that about 250 guests will be invited to the ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in the Big Easy.The Daily Mail said the wedding planning has been shrouded in secrecy and guests would not learn the details until Thursday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt said the event would cost more than $1 million and guests would be asked not to bring their cell phones because an exclusive photo deal has been signed with Vogue.Williams, 36, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, and Ohanian, 34, welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, on September 1. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Lions go for the kill They announced their engagement in December after meeting in 2015 in Rome.Williams won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant, and is expected to defend her title in Melbourne in 2018 — just four-and-a-half months after giving birth to her baby girl. /cbb MOST READ Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans PLAY LIST 01:53WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games Serena Williams and Lynda Carter pose backstage at Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — Tennis superstar Serena Williams is used to hoisting trophies, but on Thursday, it looks like she’ll be carrying a wedding bouquet.Music royalty Beyonce and Jay Z, along with actress Eva Longoria are among the A-listers reportedly convening in New Orleans for Williams’ wedding to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
November 26, 2019
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings Sunrisers Hyderabad innings David Warner* c Miller b Sandeep Sharma59 Shikhar Dhawan c ?Naik b Dhawan 45 Aditya Tare run out (Miller/?Naik) 0 Eoin Morgan c Vohra b Sharma 25 Deepak Hooda run out (Miller) 5 MC Henriques not out 5 NV Ojha? not out 2 Extras(W-5) 5Total (For 5 wickets in 17.5 overs) 146 Fall of wickets: 1-90, 2-90, 3-115, 4-139, 5-139.Bowling: Sandeep Sharma 4-0-30-1, KJ Abbott 3-0-34-0, GJ Maxwell 2-0-16-0, MM Sharma 3-0-20-1, R Dhawan 4-0-35-1, AR Patel 1.5-0-11-0. PTI ATK ATK
November 25, 2019
Mumbai, Jun 29 (PTI) The Congress in Maharashtra today demanded a white paper on the Road Transport Department, saying that while the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had made announcement of road projects worth lakhs of rupees, budget outlay for his ministry was only Rs 97,000 crore. “Nitin Gadkari is in the habit of presenting big dreams with big amounts. His dream projects are fantastic but never become reality. He had promised to start an amphibian bus in Mumbai which never started. He spoke about an underground highway from Mumbai to Surat, but it too was a day-dream,” state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said. “The total estimated cost of the projects announced by Nitin Gadkari during this year is Rs 12 lakh crore and his departments outlay in Union budget is just Rs 97,000 crore. Budget allocation for road development is Rs 40,000 crore,” Sawant said. Therefore, he should explain where from the funds will come, or the NDA Government should publish a white paper on Gadkaris ministry, Sawant said. PTI MM KRK RG
November 18, 2019
The School Education and Sports Department (SESD) of Maharashtra has published the fourth round allocation result for class 11 admissions 2017. Candidates can check the list on the official website, mumbai.11thadmission.netHow to check:Go to the official websiteClick on the link, ‘Round 4 Allocation is live now’Enter your application form numberAfter submitting the same, the results will be displayed on the screenTake a printout for future useAbout SESD:”School Education Department, GoM is responsible for administration of elementary, secondary and higher secondary education in the state. The department is one of the largest in terms of the number of stakeholders it manages with more than 20 million students and more than 6 lakh teachers being a part of school education ecosystem in Maharashtra.The department has eight different directorates looking after specific functions relating to school education and has an independent body in terms of MPSP for implementation of provisions of SarvShikshaAbhiyaan.Candidates are requested to visit the official website.
October 28, 2019
Napoli sporting director Giuntoli proud of Milik and Ruiz dealsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has spoken of their recent transfer business.He admits they’re pleased with the impact of Fabian Ruiz since his arrival from Real Betis.“Fabian Ruiz? We already wanted him last January, but it wasn’t possible,” Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia.“However, we managed to wrest a promise from the player and his agent. When Ancelotti arrived, he asked us to sign him.“Strangely he was the only player we’d already locked up, so it was a strange and pleasant coincidence.“Negotiations for Higuain’s replacement? I took Milik to Capri. He came from Ajax and I wanted to impress him with the excuse that there was work in progress…“My biggest regret? We’d closed a deal for Tolisso, who only had to undergo a medical, but Lyon qualified for the Champions League that year and the player preferred to stay in France.“It was a shame as he went to Bayern Munich the following year.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
October 27, 2019
Barcelona return to Camp Nou for the second leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie with Levante, facing a 2-1 deficit.Goals from Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral gave the Valencia side a flying start in this two-legged affair, though a late penalty from Philippe Coutinho allowed Barca to keep in touch.However, the Catalans will have to produce a much-improved display at home if they are to move into the quarter-finals of a competition they have won a record 30 times in the past. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Barcelona vs Levante Date Thursday, January 17 Time 8:30pm GMT / 3:30pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched on beIN Sports or streamed via beIN Sports CONNECT. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports beIN Sports CONNECT In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Barcelona squad Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen Defenders Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Miranda, Gonzalez, Chumi, Murillo Midfielders Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal, Denis Suarez, Arthur, Alena Forwards Messi, Suarez, Coutinho, Dembele, Munir, Malcom Barcelona starting XI: Cillessen; Semedo, Murillo, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Arthur, Vidal, Coutinho; Messi, Dembele. Position Levante squad Goalkeepers Oier, Koke, Fernandez Defenders Cabaco, Rober, Benito, Chema, Coke, Postigo Midfielders Jason, Rochina, Campana, Bardhi, Tono, Prcic, Vukcevic, Samu Garcia Forwards Roger, Morales, Mayoral, Simon, Dwamena, Boateng Levante are set to take a strong squad to Barcelona for this fixture, although they are without defenders Antonio Luno and Chema Rodriguez due to injuries.Paco Lopez has rotated his panel in the competition this season and remain likely to do so once more.Possible Levante starting XI: Aitor; Cabaco, Postigo, Rober; Coke, Prcic, Campana, Bardhi, Tono; Morales, RogerBetting & Match Odds Barcelona are hot favourites to win, with odds of 1/8 at bet365 . Levante are priced at 18/1, while a draw can be backed at 7/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview Barcelona turned in a sub-par performance last week as they slipped to a 2-1 first-leg loss against Levante in Valencia but will be hopeful of turning that deficit around.Ernesto Valverde rotated his side heavily for that first encounter and after some failed experiments in that match – most notably in defence – he will be confident that he and his players have learned from the experience.Certainly, there was no hangover in La Liga, where Barca swept past Eibar 3-0 at the weekend . Luis Suarez might have scored twice in that encounter, but it was Lionel Messi who caught the headlines as he chalked up his 400th strike in the league.“Messi’s numbers are stratospheric,” Valverde enthused after the match . “They are incredible.“Not only the goals, but also what he creates. He’s from another galaxy.”Messi, though, is liable to be left out of Thursday’s encounter, showing just where the Copa del Rey currently ranks in the hierarchy of the Camp Nou side’s objectives this season.Valverde’s side have opened up a healthy five-point advantage in La Liga over second-placed Atletico Madrid, scoring an astonishing 53 goals in the process – 22 more than any other club has managed.Nevertheless, the focus lies on Sunday’s fixture with Leganes and then, more distant, their Champions League campaign.Levante, meanwhile, are 12th, but have proven an exciting attacking team this season. Indeed, with 30 goals only Barca, Sevilla and Celta have more in La Liga.They showed their potential as they scored twice in the first 20 minutes of this tie and if Barca are not on their mettle then there is every chance the side from Valencia could find themselves in the quarter-finals.
October 26, 2019
Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been detained by police in France as part of an investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.An investigation into the controversial decision to allow Qatar to host the tournament, despite the Western Asian country’s human rights record and logistical problems posed by the nation’s laws, has led to the former France star being detained by French prosecutors. The French Ministry of Justice confirmed that anti-corruption officers took the 63-year-old in for questioning in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre on Tuesday morning. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A statement from the Ministry of Justice, given to Omnisport, read: “Platini was taken in for questioning on Tuesday by officers of the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police.”Following questioning, he was detained.”French newspaper Le Monde reports that the arrest is in relation to a meeting Platini admitted attending with former France president Nicolas Sarkozy and then Qatari crown prince – now Emir – Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani just days before the vote to decide which country would host the 2022 edition of the tournament.In 2015, Platini was banned from football-related activity for four years – reduced twice from an initial eight – due to a breach of FIFA’s code of ethics after it was found he received a “disloyal payment” from the governing body’s ex-president Sepp Blatter in 2011.Platini has always maintained his innocence in the face of those charges, though, insisting in 2016 that he “committed not the slightest fault” and then saying last May that he was a victim of Blatter trying to pass the blame along.”In the end, he tried to save his own skin,” Platini told Le Monde in 2018. “Blatter does not defend anyone else, he never defended me. He’s the most selfish person I have seen in my life.”He always said I would be his last scalp. I know he was fixated on me, to the end, ever since the ‘enough is enough’ comment, even without considering the jealousy he had for the footballer I was.”
October 24, 2019
12 Best Men’s Athleisure Brands to Take You from Lay-Ups to Lounging The founders of menswear and lifestyle brand Shipley & Halmos are as likeable as the clothes they make. Having carved out a niche in the market with their witty and wearable menswear, accessories and footwear, the brand is enjoying something of a boom. The Manual caught up with design duo Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos to discuss their latest offering for spring 2013 and Shaggy 2 Dope, coincidentally.Hi guys, we love the new collection. Can you paint a mental picture of your mood board for this season?Sam Shipley: We never really get too “themey” when it comes to our inspiration, although it would be fun to design a collection based on the characters from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Ha! When you look at our boards, you’ll notice they’re more about general mood and feeling with a strong sense of color. That’s the jumping off point. It should feel curated with sources ranging from furniture design to prints to a great photograph of a cactus, etc. Ironically, fashion-related images are seldom the focal point.If you had to advise us to buy one piece which would it be and why?Jeff Halmos: Gotta go with the Stephan crewneck sweater. The repeat embroidery is a classic detail, and I love our version that features an artist at his easel. Plus, the cotton yarn is wearable almost all year round; lightweight and soft.How would the Shipley & Halmos guy (circa spring 2013) spend his Saturday?SS: Well, I can tell you how I plan to spend my Saturdays this summer, and considering I wear plenty of S&H, that might give you some insight. My girlfriend (actually fiancé, but that term is so stodgy) and I moved into our place in the fall. We got a little glimpse of the possibilities of our back yard, so we plan on taking full advantage of the BBQ setup once the weather warms up a bit!What has been the weirdest source of inspiration for you to date?JH: Not sure I’ve ever been asked that question before. For a while a hilarious interview with Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope from the cutting edge rap metal group Insane Clown Posse was pinned on our inspiration board as a little inner-office prank. It ended up staying there for at least a month!What are you excited for this summer?SS: Hanging with friends and family in the BVI in June. I need some beach in my life. Editors’ Recommendations Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States The Future of Jeans is Here with these Alternative Fabrics to Cotton Denim
October 22, 2019
Making Nova Scotia a leader in environmental sustainability while generating economic growth is essential to the future prosperity of the province. This is the message Environment Minister Mark Parent and Economic Development Minister Angus MacIsaac delivered to business and community leaders in Bridgewater today, Sept. 18. “This summer’s Green Economy Tour has been one of the highlights of my career as Minister of Environment,” said Mr. Parent. “I’ve listened, learned, and am inspired by Nova Scotians who are working hard everyday toward environmental management and economic growth.” Mr. MacIsaac discussed the positive impacts that local businesses are having on the economy through environmental management and protection. He also made a $75,000 investment announcement for the Municipality of Chester’s Kaizer Meadows Waste Management Facility. This will involve a feasibility study for its Eco-Park for re-manufacturing items from the waste stream. “The businesses I’ve had the opportunity to visit this summer have shown incredible foresight in incorporating sustainable practices,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “Their continued innovation will help position our province as a leader in the ‘green’ business.” This is the fourth joint stop on what has been a successful provincial tour, supported by regional development authorities. Environmental management and protection is one of government’s five immediate priorities. Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act sets out 21 far-reaching goals for the province including reduced air emissions and waste, and increased protection of land and water. The act is a vital companion to the province’s economic development strategy, Opportunities for Sustainable Prosperity. It will help the province achieve economic performance at or above the national average by the year 2020. Reports detailing the province’s progress towards meeting commitments in the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and in Opportunities for Sustainable Prosperity were released in May, showcasing government’s commitment to making Nova Scotia one of the greenest, healthiest, and most economically sustainable environments in the world by 2020. More information on the act and its progress report are available on the Department of Environment’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/nse . The second annual progress report for Opportunities for Sustainable Prosperity is available on the Department of Economic Development’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/econ/ofsp .
October 18, 2019
BALURGHAT: Irrigation department will construct a dam on Atreyee river to continue the free flow of water without hindrance.According to an official source, state Irrigation department has already initiated measures regarding the issue and delivered a letter to its counterpart in South Dinajpur to chalk out a plan to follow up the order as early as possible. “We have been instructed to start the procedure of making a dam on Atreyee so that the natural flow of water can’t be hindered. A high-level team from the state Irrigation department has already inspected the probable spots where the dam can be constructed. As preliminary process, we have started testing soil, water and sand of the river. The department will soon chalk out the draft of the entire plan and send the blueprint of the same to the higher authority,” said Irrigation officer of South Dinajpur, Swapan Biswas. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaInitially it was decided that the dam will build at Dangi or adjacent to area located in Saroj Setu in Balurghat. The officials, have, however, said the height or what type of dam will be built up is yet to ascertain. According to him, a similar dam will also construct on Punarbhaba in Gangarampur subdivision. It may be mentioned that the decision of building the dam on Atreyee has been taken after seeing the reluctant attitude of neighbouring Bangladesh government to resolve the long-standing problem of sharing water of the river, the lifeline of South Dinajpur people. According to a source, the natural flow of the river was restricted after Bangladesh government had constructed a dam at Mohanpur. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”We are against constructing dam in Bangladesh and have sent letters separately to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioning the issue. Since the Bangladesh government had constructed the dam in 2013, the river runs dry during summer while incidentally they are channelizing excess water during monsoon causing flood,” said nature activist of Balurghat, Tuhin Subhro Mondal. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also raised the issue while talking to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina but no move comes from the neighbouring country’s counterpart. Vice-chairman of North Bengal Development Department, Arpita Ghosh said: “We have been forced to build up similar river dam here in South Dinajpur on Atreyee just like Bangladesh to control the water of it. Thousands of fishermen and farmers depend largely on it. The flow of water has been artificially restricted by Bangladesh and thus creating problems for the local people here. Our Chief Minister’s appeal was also not even entertained by the Union government with its Bangladesh counterpart. Recently we have talked to the state Irrigation department and taken decision of constructing a dam here.” Notably the 390 km long Atreyee originates in Siliguri, flows into neighbouring country before entering Balurghat and Kumarganj blocks in South Dinajpur and flows back again into Bangladesh.
October 15, 2019
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October 12, 2019
NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street after President Donald Trump agreed to hold off on raising tariffs on Chinese imports as trade talks progress.Technology and industrial companies led the way higher early Monday.General Electric jumped 14.8 per cent after agreeing to sell a biotech business to Danaher for $21.4 billion as the once-sprawling conglomerate continues to slim down.The S&P 500 index rose 16 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 2,809.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 173 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 26,205. The Nasdaq added 65 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 7,594.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.68 per cent.The Associated Press
October 8, 2019
Three people were killed and several others sustained injuries following an accident in Ballapana today.The accident involved a bus and a van. The accident took place along the Kandy – Colombo main road.
October 2, 2019
European Trading Scheme price (March 2009)£935 Carbon off-set price £831 Inconsistent, confusing and unfair. Yet drivers are paying many times that through fuel duty and vehicle excise duty (road tax). At the same time the cost of CO2 emissions for big business on the open market through the European Trading Scheme (ETS) is just £9 per tonne. £/tonne CO2% of SPC Shadow Price of Carbon SPC** (CO2 equivalent)£25.50– ** The UK Government uses the shadow price of carbon (SPC) to assess the cost benefit of policies. This is taken as the benchmark for this paper as it is intended to reflect the full cost to society of climate change caused by each additional tonne of GHG emissions, quoted as CO2 equivalent. The SPC in 2007 prices was £25.5/t CO2 in 2007, £26t/CO2 in 2008, £28.1/tCO2 in 2012, £29.8/tCO2 in 2015, £32.9/tCO2 in 2020 and £59.6t/ CO2 in 2050 Professor Stephen Glaister continued, “Motorists, like every other sector, have a role to play, but the burden placed on them must not be disproportionate. The Climate Change Committee focus on encouraging more fuel-efficient vehicles and eco-driving should be applauded as these are the least costly options to take in the short to medium term. Current motoring policy on fuel duty, VAT and local authority schemes needs to catch up with this thinking on the cost of carbon.” Fuel Duty (approx average for petrol/diesel)£213835 The government has already set a Shadow Price of Carbon that defines the environmental cost to the planet of CO2 emissions. “Without a uniform price for carbon how is anyone going to be able to set a meaningful carbon budget? The current cost of carbon varies enormously, which makes it very difficult for businesses and consumers to plan and understand the true costs of their actions.” The RAC Foundation and SMMT believe that if the correct carbon value is used in Government policies, the overall cost to individuals and business of reaching the 80% reduction of emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2050 will be lower. * The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and Royal Automobile Club Foundation paper ‘Carbon Prices: The Right Charge for Motorists’ is a joint paper available on request or can be found online at www.racfoundation.org and www.smmt.co.uk. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) This is how the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders (SMMT) and the Royal Automobile Club Foundation (RAC Foundation) are today describing government’s approach to pricing carbon emissions in their joint report ‘Carbon Prices: The Right Charge for Motorists?’* SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said, “Car companies are taking ever greater strides in reducing the environmental impact of their products. Average new car CO2 emissions fell by their biggest ever margin in 2008 and the choice of low-carbon models on the UK market is growing. Motorists are increasingly choosing the lowest-emitting car for their needs and this should be supported by a consistent and transparent tax regime. “ Professor Stephen Glaister of the RAC Foundation said, “The picture is utterly chaotic. The Government has to fully and clearly explain to confused motorists just how much of what they pay in duty is actually a green tax. It then has to explain what is done with the money to help save the planet. In the national accounts – the Blue Book -the Government claims all fuel duty and road tax are environmental charges. Yet that means drivers pay many, many times their fair share towards the cost of mitigating climate change. And that cannot be right.” UK Trading Scheme price£1.506 Richmond residents parking scheme£40157 “If on the other hand – as is widely accepted – a large proportion of the tax raised from motorists goes into other areas of Government spending, then exactly what proportion is spent covering CO2 emissions? Much greater transparency is needed on what the charges truly represent. Nor must climate change be used as a convenient excuse to load motorists with further fuel taxes.” Vehicle Excise Duty£66257
September 21, 2019
Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old child, have been confirmed killed in the Thursday afternoon attack on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas walkway, when a van run over a crowd.Spanish authorities stated that the death toll will most likely rise as 15 people are injured and in critical condition at the moment.The identities of the victims have not yet been released but according to a CNN report acquired from local authorities they come from 18 countries: France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Argentina, Venezuela, Belgium, Australia, Hungary, Peru, Romania, Ireland, Greece, Cuba, FYROM, China, Italy, and Algeria. A Belgian woman was reportedly among those who lost their lives, while Greek and Australian authorities confirm citizens amongst the wounded.Police are currently working under the assumption that two other incidents nearby are linked to the main terrorist event with ISIS taking credit: a deadly attack in the seaside city of Cambrils and a house explosion in Alcanar coast.Spain’s Prime Minister called it an act of “jihadi terrorism”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
September 19, 2019
WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR During the UFC 226 post-fight press conference on Saturday night in Las Vegas, newly crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier made things very clear: Brock Lesnar needs to be clean and fully tested by USADA over the next six months.Lesnar, the current WWE Universal Champion, has reportedly (and quietly) re-entered the USADA testing pool according to UFC President Dana White and will begin the testing process over the next six months following his suspension from back in 2016.Cormier has advocated for even further testing beyond USADA.“Brock’s gotta be clean, man. I’m not gonna fight him if he’s not clean. We’ll do USADA testing and we’ll do other testing. We’ll do testing above USADA to make sure this man is clean. I’m not fighting him if he’s cheating, I’ve done that on a number of different occasions already. I don’t want to fight him if he’s dirty, man. Do it the right way.”If you missed it over the weekend, Lesnar showed up at UFC 226 after Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic in the first round via knockout. Cormier, who is now a dual UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion, invited Lesnar inside the ring to hype a fight.UFC President Dana White confirmed later that night that Cormier would indeed be defending the UFC Heavyweight Championship next against Lesnar. When that fight will take place remains to be seen based on the current testing process with Lesnar.Quote Excerpt Courtesy: MMAMania.com Pinterest Twitter Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Google+ Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Facebook