With two ONE title defenses coming up, Team Lakay has its hands full

first_imgRobin Catalan eyes KO win over hometown bet in ONE Jakarta card Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The famed Baguio City stable will be put to the test right away this year with Pacio and Eustaquio defending their respective titles just six days apart.“Training camp went well for Joshua Pacio. We were able to acquire what we wanted for him physically. We also came up with a game plan and his conditioning for his first title defense is excellent,” Sangiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Geje Eustaquio started training camp for Moraes as early as November. Geje’s confidence is already there, and his training has been superb so far.”Pacio plunges into action first as he defends his strawweight strap against Japanese challenger Yosuke Saruta in ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta, Indonesia. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “We have a ready program and game plan,” Sangiao said. “The boys will know what to do while I’m away.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eustaquio, meanwhile, is set for another flyweight title showdown in a third fight against former champion Adriano Moraes on January 25 in ONE: Hero’s Ascent at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.Sangiao will be with Pacio in Indonesia while he has already designated Folayang and Belingon to oversee Eustaquio’s training camp while he’s away.“Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon will be in charge of Eustaquio’s training while I’m away for Joshua Pacio,” shared Sangiao.“I asked Folayang to stay behind for Geje while I work Pacio’s corner in Jakarta.”Sangiao is confident everything will be in their right places.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE – Team Lakay now has four current ONE world champions after Eduard Folayang regained the lightweight title following a unanimous decision win over Singapore’s Amir Khan in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHandling four current world champions takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice.That what Team Lakay’s master tactician Mark Sangiao does it nowadays with ONE world champions Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio in his corner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Holiday Message from LieutenantGovernor

first_imgAs the Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, and on behalf of myhusband, Larry, and our family, it is a pleasure to extendSeasons’ Greetings from Government House to you and yourfamilies. As lieutenant-governor I have travelled throughout the provinceand joined many Nova Scotians in community celebrations. I havealso hosted events and ceremonies at Government House, welcomingthe opportunity to thank many of you for your commitment toimproving our communities. My goal has been to open the doors ofGovernment House to the youth of our province. Encouraging ouryoung people to learn about their past enables them to build upontheir future with confidence and a sense of commitment to theircommunity and province. This has been a rewarding year for Nova Scotia. During this timeI have had the privilege of presenting the Order of Nova Scotiaand Caring Canadian awards to deserving recipients whose talents,achievements and creativity have enriched our society. Suchoccasions serve as a reminder of how proud we should be of ourprovince, our citizens and all that we do for one another. The warmth and generosity of Nova Scotians was also evident inthe days immediately following Hurricane Juan. You assisted yourneighbours and provided support for those who needed it. I extenddeepest appreciation to those who worked around the clock torestore power and provide essential services, volunteered theirtime and worked with relief agencies or community organizations. This holiday season is a time to reflect on the achievements inour lives, and give thanks for the love and support of family andfriends. We must take this time to think of the men and women inthe Canadian Forces serving overseas. Thank you for your courageand sacrifice in making our country a safer place in which tolive. We should also remember our neighbours and friends who maybe less fortunate and offer them our compassion and support. Nova Scotia is a beautiful province, steeped in rich culture andfascinating history. Next year will be an exciting and historictime for the Acadian community as l’Annee de l’Acadie iscelebrated. This, and other cultural festivities throughout theprovince, help us appreciate the achievements and contributionsof our diverse heritage. This holiday season is also a time to celebrate the cultural andspiritual customs of families and communities — customs thathave helped shape this province. The greatest gifts that we cangive one another are love, shared traditions, stories and fondmemories. My wish for everyone at this time, and throughout the year, isone of happiness, good health and love. May all of you share inthe joy of this holiday season. -30-last_img read more

Province releases final report on observance of daylight saving time

first_imgDuring the survey, it was found that more than 50 percent responded that it was “important” or “very important” for B.C. to be aligned with neighbouring jurisdictions in its time observance practices.To view the full final report on the daylight saving time public consultation, you can visit the Province’s website. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia has released its report on the observance of daylight saving time.According to the Government, more than 93 percent of the record 223,273 British Columbians who completed the Province’s survey on time observance have indicated they would prefer a move to permanent daylight saving time.The Government says the desire for a move to permanent DST was consistent throughout the province, with more than 90 percent of respondents in each region indicating their support.last_img read more

Environmentalists challenge BC Hydros right to relocate amphibians

by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2016 3:33 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 10:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – A tiny tadpole is at the centre of the latest legal fight to stop a massive hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia.An environmental activist with a history of defending amphibians alleges that the provincial government knowingly overstepped its authority when it gave permission in May for BC Hydro to move tadpoles and frogs from a section of the Peace River upstream from the new Site C dam. Water from the area is slated to be removed in order to build dikes.Josette Wier and Sierra Club BC filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking for a review into whether the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations followed the law when it exempted BC Hydro from prosecution for relocating the amphibians, which include toads and salamanders.The action is the latest in a series of legal salvos from First Nations, environmentalists and land owners to block the multibillion-dollar electricity project that would flood farm land and First Nations hunting and fishing grounds to create the dam and an 83-kilometre-long lake.The latest petition says a permit is required for such an exemption but a ministry official deliberately issued illegal authorization to avoid possible delays to the dam’s construction schedule.“Amphibians are dear to my heart,” Wier said during a phone interview from her home in Smithers. She described the petition as a fight both for the animals and against the Peace River megaproject.“As citizens we really, really have to stand up. The Site C dam is such a shameful story in its own (right) that anything that can stop it, I will stand for.”In an email, the Forests Ministry said it acted in the public interest.“Given the extenuating circumstances, the regional manager … decided to communicate his comfort with the amphibian removal proceeding on a limited scope and in advance of a broader permit which has now been issued,” the statement read.“The alternative would be to allow the amphibians to die.”None of the allegations have been proven in court.The petition says BC Hydro applied last September for a permit to move the amphibians, which was to be granted by June.In May, the power utility sought and received permission to move the creatures prior to receiving the official permit in order to avoid construction delays, the document says.An affidavit accompanying the petition contains an email chain in which Chris Addison, a Forests Ministry director for the region, appears to confirm the absence of a legal mechanism that would allow for an official exemption, short of granting a permit.In the document, Addison explains that he has granted informal exemptions in the past, and that while the action remains prohibited, if cited it could be defended by saying permission was understood to have been granted by a regional manager.The petition objects to this approach, accusing Addison of providing a false legal interpretation of the Wildlife Act.Addison declined comment when reached by phone.In an email, BC Hydro spokesman David Conway said the utility was looking for emergency permission from the province to relocate the animals.“It’s important to understand that the intent of BC Hydro, its contractor and the provincial regulator was to protect amphibians,” he wrote. “That is, we were asking the regulator for permission to move the amphibians out of harm’s way.”One of the species listed for relocation is the Western Toad, which is considered a species of special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act.“Damage to any species, especially a species at risk, has grave implications for the ecological integrity of the Peace Valley, given the onslaught of oil, gas and hydro projects in the region,” Bob Peart, head of Sierra Club BC, said in a statement.It’s estimated Site C will cost more than $8 billion to build and generate 5,100 gigawatts of energy annually following its anticipated completion in 2024.— Follow @gwomand on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Chris Addison worked for BC Hydro. Environmentalists challenge BC Hydro’s right to relocate amphibians read more

Craft beer has runway to grow in Canada despite US slowdown says

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2017 2:43 pm MDT Last Updated May 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Craft beer has runway to grow in Canada, despite U.S. slowdown, says Molson Coors MONTREAL – The Canadian craft beer market still has room to expand even as growth in the United States begins to run out of steam, the head of Molson Coors Canada said Wednesday.Craft beer accounts for about six per cent of total volume in Canada, half of the relative size in the United States, the brewing giant said.According to the National Brewers Association in the U.S., American craft beer sales growth continued to outpace mainstream offerings at six per cent growth last year, but that is down from double-digit growth in prior years.Fred Landtmeters, CEO of Molson Coors Canada, said he doesn’t anticipate that happening in Canada because the market north of the border isn’t as advanced as the U.S.“I still see room to grow for craft as a segment as part of the total beer in Canada and the recent trends confirm this,” he said after Molson Coors’s annual meeting.Craft beer accounted for 22 per cent of beer sales or US$23.5 billion last year, the National Brewers Association says.In Canada, the maturity of the craft beer market varies by province.In Ontario, for example, the craft beer sector has grown by more than 13 per cent annually for about five years, generating approximately $240 million in sales in 2015, according to the Ontario Brewers Association.Molson Coors (TSX:TPX.B) sells Creemore Springs, Granville Island and Belgian Moon as craft beers in Canada and it has bought a stake in the Brasseurs de Montreal. In the United States, Molson Coors markets Blue Moon as among the largest craft beers available along with a portfolio of other brands acquired over several years.Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter said the company continues to look at new acquisition targets to round out its offerings.“As a business we kick the tires on many opportunities,” he said.Hunter said the rate of growth of craft beer in the U.S. has slowed over the past 18 months because the market has become oversupplied with options, prompting retailers to remove craft beer choices from store shelves.“People wanted craft beer but there was way too many choices and it was almost overwhelming to a consumer,” said Brittany Weissman, a beer analyst with Edward Jones.While new U.S. craft beers seem to pop up every week, it’s a little more challenging to start a brewery in Canada for several reasons including more regulations and challenges in distributing across provinces, she said.Hunter also told Molson Coors shareholders that it expects to decide in the next 10 to 12 weeks whether to move or modernize its 231-year-old Montreal brewery.Even if it moves as it did in Vancouver, the brewer plans to maintain a microbrewery and sales venue at the historic site near Old Montreal, with the rest being sold for redevelopment under the auspices of the city. read more

The Best Gifts for Star Trek Fans

first_imgAnother clever take on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 body.This putter complies fully with the USGA’s standards and features a stainlesssteel head, aluminum body, and toe weight cylinders. Since we’re talking about “ultimate,” why not plan for thefuture with this $800 urn. It’s the next best thing to having your ashessprinkled on William Shatner’s breakfast cereal. The urn is made out of solidbronze and features the words “To Boldly Go…” Star Trek Cologne,$30 It’s not quite a communicator, but it’ll do. Star Trek Energy Drink Romulan Ale, $6.14 Looking for something to go with that Enterprise PizzaCutter? How about a bottle opener shaped like the NCC-1701. The bottle openeris located in the saucer of the ship. Grab a hold of the nacelles and getprying. See also: the Klingon Korkscrew. USB Communicator, $34.99The clever kids at Think Geek turned the classic StarfleetCommunicator into a working USB microphone that’s compatible with IM, Skype,and other VoIP programs. The speaker also features 21 “authentic” Star Treksound effects.EnterpriseKeyboard, $59.99Keep your love of Star Trek at your fingertips with thisEnterprise-emblazoned keyboard. It’s PC- and Mac-compatible, and it features a 10-key number pad for all of that data entry.Star Trek Classic Captains Chair Replica, $2,717All right, so you can’t buy the one you love their very own Enterprise,but this thing is the next best thing, right? At nearly $3,000, this is far andaway the most expensive thing on the list, and there’s good reason for it–thisreplica of Kirk’s captain chair may well be the ultimate living room gift forthe Star Trek fan on your list. Urn, $800 Here’s something for the classier Star Trek fan our yourlist. One of a number of Star Trek-themed aromas (including Ponn Farr for women, and Tiberus cologne), Red Shirt features green mandarin, bergamot and a hint oflavender and promises to “instill confidence, showing the universe yourstrength.” Command Insignia on XGear Case for iPhone 4, $25 There’s a trade embargo on this stuff–but don’t tell Amazon. Golf Putter, $130 Have a Trekker to cross off on your holiday shopping list? Good news, there are plenty of cool, clever, and even practical gifts out there, from a $6 stocking-stuffing Romulan-branded energy to a $3,000 replica of Kirk’s captain chair. Check out our picks for the best Star Trek gifts, after the jump.Enterprise PizzaCutter, $24.99AdChoices广告This has to be the most elegant coming-together of sciencefiction and greasy foods. The Enterprise Pizza Cutter finally recognizes thefull potent of the NCC-1701’s shape: dividing up Italian food in easy-to-holdpieces.EnterpriseBottle Opener, $19.99last_img read more

Schmidt Chrome OS and Android wont merge just because Pichai is in

first_imgThe tech world quickly worked itself into a frenzy when Google appointed Chrome and apps lead Sundar Pichai to take over Andy Rubin’s position at the Android helm. Speculation that Chrome OS and Android would merge ran wild, though not everyone believed that was actually in the cards. Now you can add one more name to list of those in-the-know who think Chrome OS and Android will remain separate, at least for the time being: Google’s own Eric Schmidt.Schmidt took the stage at the Big Tent conference in New Dehli today, where he spoke with members of the press and responded to questions from the audience. When asked about whether Pichai’s recent appointment would kick off the Android-Chrome amalgamation, Schmidt responded coolly, “No, we don’t make the decision based on who’s heading the service.”If Google doesn’t plan to base its decision on who’s in charge, then maybe the decision was already made. Maybe Google had decided that the time had come for Chrome OS and Android to snuggle up on next-generation devices like the touchscreen-equipped Chromebook Pixel, and Rubin wasn’t a fan of the idea. Maybe that meant it was time to put someone in charge who was a fan of the proposed merger.It’s also entirely possible that Schmidt simply meant to tell the crowd that the decision hasn’t been made. Pichai may have been the best person to step in immediately — Google clearly has enough confidence in his abilities to let him lead Chrome, Chrome OS, and Apps divisions. Heading up Android — at least in the interim — should be something he can handle, too.Schmidt did shed some more light on things later in his discussion, saying that “commonality” between Chrome and Android will increase. He added, “but they’re certainly going to remain separate for a very, very long time because they solve different problems.”last_img read more

When is racist language racist Enda Kenny facing big questions in the

first_img Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube—Christina Finn, reporting from Washington DC Share Tweet Email Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 11:10 PM Mar 15th 2017, 11:10 PM 22,711 Views Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter 93 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3290080 There’s some confusion over a line in Enda’s speech tonight – the line saying it’s his last St Patrick’s Day as Taoiseach was removed 🤔 pic.twitter.com/VZfwP1ZJFX— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 15, 2017 Short URLcenter_img If someone’s language is racist, are they not racist?TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY cannot escape the tough questions – even in Washington DC.Following a lunch event today, he was asked about racism, gay marriage and – of course – his leadership of Fine Gael.His answers on all of the former were as murky as those on the latter have been this side of the Atlantic in recent weeks.“I did not refer to the person, the now President, as being racist. My comment was in respect of his language,” he said confidently on the first.Will that be enough, Mr Farage?And will he raise the idea of same-sex marriages with the conservative Vice President, the guest of honour for much of these festivities? Well, he may. Or, he may not. After all, Mike Pence has been particular vocal about LGBT rights. That is, he opposes many of them.And so to the question Leo and Simon want us to ask. What of his leadership? That’s Enda’s prerogative too. He’s most certainly not going to describe this as his last Stateside hurrah as Taoiseach just yet. Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Those comments were dropped following questions about his government’s intentions from the Opposition benches. In the absence of Micheál Martin and Richard Boyd Barrett today, Donoghue picked up the slack.So, after a whirlwind event in the United States Institute of Peace on Connecticut Avenue, where Kenny spoke about Irish culture and shook hands with Irish-American business people, the two faced off again.To reiterate, the Taoiseach said:I did not refer to the person of the now president of being racist, my comment was in respect of his language.(Donoghue: But if someone’s language is racist, are they not racist?)“It doesn’t follow at all – language and words can be used by people in many regards. My comment was when he was running as a candidate of the election to be held,” explained Kenny.“I’m not into English classes.”(Donoghue: “You are a teacher.”)“The language that was used on that occasion was in my view not that language that I would use but it was not related to his personality.” Enda Kenny being questioned ahead of his meeting with Donald Trump tomorrow. Source: Niall Carson“You’re rewriting history,” cut in Donoghue before being swiftly cut off by the government press secretary.(And we wonder if there are memories of 2002 haunting Enda when The Guardian reported how the family of Patrice Lumumba, the assassinated first Prime Minister of Congo, sought an apology from Kenny for using the N-word in what was described as a racist joke.)Back to today though and concluding, the Taoiseach said that he was glad the meaning of his original comments (in that he was calling Trump the Candidate’s language racist and not Trump the Person racist) were being clarified. He believes his comments had just been taken up wrong all along.The wind chill in DC is -10 degrees right now.TheJournal.ie’s political reporter Christina Finn will be bringing you all the latest updates from Enda Kenny’s visit to Washington this week, including his meeting with US President Donald Trump on Thursday.Stay up-to-date by following @ChristinaFinn8, @TJ_Politics  and TheJournal.ie’s Facebook page.  Nigel Farage: ‘Enda Kenny should apologise to Donald Trump for vile comments’>Read: Leaked returns show Donald Trump paid $38 million in tax in 2005> Enda Kenny explains that a person who uses racist language is not necessarily racist pic.twitter.com/mQx4CujiGy— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 15, 2017 When is racist language racist? Enda Kenny facing big questions in the US The Taoiseach says he’s not “into English lessons”. By Christina Finn An apology to TrumpThis evening’s racism conundrum comes after Nigel Farage’s demand for an apology from the Taoiseach.The former UKIP man took to Irish airwaves this morning to make clear he wanted Kenny to ensure the first thing said to Donald Trump tomorrow is ‘I’m sorry’ for that whole ‘racist’ furore.Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue was wondering what the Fine Gael leader was going to do with the request.I haven’t come to America to answer to Nigel Farage,” he replied.The Taoiseach had nothing further to add on, most likely thinking ‘that was that’.Since the US election last November, Kenny has consistently denied ever calling POTUS a racist, claiming he was merely describing Trump The Candidate’s use of the English language racist.Last May, during the campaign (a time when the idea of a Trump White House hadn’t gone mainstream), he told the Dáil remarks made by Trump The Candidate were both “racist and dangerous”.His exact words, in fact, were:If Donald Trump’s comments are racist and dangerous – which they are – there is an alternative to vote for. 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Roma An unwanted people in unsafe settlements

first_imgA few weeks before Maria, the blonde child found living in a Roma camp in central Greece, grabbed the headlines, public attention had briefly focused on a different girl of roughly the same age. She was not blond, she had long black hair and dark skin, and was playing the accordion while sitting on a pedestrian walkway beneath the Acropolis. Associated Press photographer Dimitris Messinis had captured the moment when a female shop owner, apparently annoyed by the presence of the little Roma girl, pushed the child with her foot to send her away. The photo, which quickly went viral, reflected the general attitude toward Greece’s Roma, a nomadic yet mostly unwelcome people. The European Union’s most recent Minority and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS), which was published in 2009, found that Greece has the highest level of discrimination against the Roma, who, according to estimates, number around 250,000 in the country. According to the survey, 55 per cent said they had experienced discrimination over the previous 12 months. Thirty per cent reported discriminatory treatment in private businesses and another 24 per cent at work or while they were searching for work. Seventy-eight per cent said they did not report cases of discrimination because “they were not confident that the police would be able to do anything”. Furthermore, 56 per cent said that they had been stopped for a police inspection at least once over the previous 12 months, while 69 per cent said they had been the target of ethnic profiling. According to the EU report, “Greece stands out… as having a highly policed Roma community that considers its encounters with the police to be discriminatory”. Meanwhile, Roma camps in Greece remain largely uncharted. Similarly, many of their everyday challenges remain unreported. According to data provided by the international Romani Network following a study that was conducted in cooperation with the Greek Labour Ministry, 83 per cent of Roma tent camps are not connected to the national power grid. The figure is 22 per cent for mixed settlements (which consist of an approximately equal combination of houses and makeshift constructs) and 14 per cent for caravan camps. Thirty-one of 37 settlements do not have water supply (the rate for mixed settlements is 16 out of 46) while 26 of 37 settlements have no sewage facilities. According to the same report, Roma camps are usually located in places which are deemed unsuitable for housing development – near rubbish dumps or slaughterhouses and often next to sewer and drainage systems. Data on epidemic diseases among Greece’s Roma communities are also worrying. A recent study of 116 households in Aghia Sophia in Thessaloniki and Drosero in Xanthi (carried out under the scientific supervision of Professor Martha Moraitou of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki) indicated that the incomplete implementation of hygiene rules and poor nutritional habits have evident consequences on the health of Roma across the age spectrum. Researchers found that 30.2 per cent of Roma children consumed no milk and 83.5 per cent ate junk food seven times a week, while 70 per cent said that they cooked with palm or sunflower oil instead of olive oil. Also, more than 15 per cent of respondents said that they did not know, or they did not recall, if their children had been vaccinated. Moreover, 44.4 per cent have no knowledge of the Pap test, while just 23.3 per cent said they had undergone a cervical smear (the figure for mammography was even lower at 11.1 per cent). According to the same data, 41.1 per cent of respondents said they were suffering from a chronic illness while 73 per cent said they had problems with dental hygiene. Only 23.3 per cent said they brushed their teeth on a daily basis. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Comment les moules saccrochentelles si bien aux rochers

first_imgComment les moules s’accrochent-elles si bien aux rochers ?Une étude, publiée hier, révèle que la très grande capacité d’adhésion des moules provient d’un ensemble protéinique qu’elles sécrètent. C’est ce cocktail qui leur permet de rester collées à des rochers dans l’eau salée de la mer.Jusqu’à présent, le pouvoir adhésif des moules restait un mystère. En effet, si des recherches antérieures faisaient état de la production de “dopa” chez certains mollusques, cette substance, capable de coller à de nombreuses surfaces avec une extrême efficacité, se dégradait rapidement au contact de l’oxygène contenu dans l’eau. En présence de celle-ci, la “dopa” perdait alors au moins 80 % de ses capacités adhérentes. Or, les moules peuvent rester fixées pendant très longtemps à un rocher baigné d’eau de mer.Pour tenter de comprendre ce phénomène, des chimistes de l’Université de Californie, à Santa Barbara, ont analysé la dizaine de protéines sécrétées par le pied de la moule afin de comprendre quelles interactions chimiques le coquillage mettait en oeuvre pour s’accrocher si fermement et si rapidement. C’est en observant une moule de Californie (Mytilus californianus) qu’ils ont pu constater que quelques minutes suffisaient au mollusque pour produire des protéines extrêmement riches en “dopa” et en particulier l’une d’entre elles, la mfp-3.Pourtant, étant donné le taux d’oxygène présent dans l’eau de mer et le faible taux d’acidité de la dopa produite (pH de 8 environ), les filaments collants qui en résultaient n’auraient pas dû tenir très longtemps. Mais les scientifiques se sont ensuite aperçus que le pied de la moule sécrétait également une protéine voisine, la mfp-6, au pouvoir adhésif bien plus faible. En effet, cette protéine s’est révélée être pauvre en “dopa” mais, en revanche, très riche en d’autres substances : les “thiols”.Une association très adhérenteÀ lire aussiAutisme : inversion réussie de symptômes similaires au TSA chez la sourisLes analyses publiées hier dans la revue scientifique Nature Chemical Biology, ont alors démontré que c’est l’association de ces deux protéines qui aboutit à un tel pouvoir d’adhésion. En effet, les thiols contenus dans la mfp-6 agiraient comme un anti-oxydant sur la mfp-3 et empêcheraient la “dopa” de se dégrader. La mfp-3 conserverait donc ses qualités de colle extra-forte. De plus, les chimistes ont découvert que l’acidité augmentait fortement sous le pied de la moule deux minutes après qu’il ait commencé à produire ses protéines adhésives. L’acidité optimiserait encore les propriétés adhésives de la combinaison mfp-3/mfp-6, selon l’étude.Grâce à cette découverte, les recherches concernant la mise au point de nouveaux adhésifs synthétiques et de nouveaux matériaux pourraient grandement progresser. A l’heure actuelle, aucun produit fabriqué par les humains n’est capable de produire une colle aussi puissante que celle de ces crustacés. Autre enjeu de cette découverte, permettre de mettre au point des traitements appropriés pour éviter que les coquillages ne s’accumulent sur les coques des bateaux.Le 1 août 2011 à 20:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Joey Gibson aims to liberate conservatives via his Patriot Prayer group

first_imgVancouver’s Joey Gibson always paid some attention to politics but had little practical interest in the process. Then he took to the streets outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last summer.There, the leader of the Patriot Prayer online community-slash-movement, whose organizing and activism has garnered national headlines after recent clashes on college campuses and the streets of Portland, was caught on camera tearing up a demonstrator’s anti-police cardboard sign. “Why would you destroy my property?” asked the man, who was wearing a T-shirt that read “F*** the police.”Because Gibson, 33, was fired up. But then he felt bad for ripping up the sign. He handed the guy a $20 bill, and the interaction ended with a handshake. Now, a year later, Gibson said he is still evolving as an activist and organizer. On Facebook videos and YouTube, he preaches “Hatred is a disease.” He counts the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. among his political heroes. He once invited a transgender person to speak at one of his rallies because he said it’s time all people were accepted. Yet trouble seems to follow his activism. Most recently, fighting broke out as marchers with Gibson met with protesters Friday at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, during the Waterfront Blues Festival.last_img read more

Apple drives Dow above 22000 even as other stocks struggle

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Being the world’s most valuable public company has its privileges, like getting almost all the credit for the latest stock market milestone. Apple made its biggest jump in six months Wednesday, helping send the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 points for the first time.Apple’s latest profit and revenue were better than analysts expected, and the company’s strong sales forecast suggests it’s confident the next iPhone will reach the market on time. The technology giant’s stock climbed to an all-time high, and when some other technology companies, utilities and industrial firms joined it, that was just barely enough to take the Standard & Poor’s 500 index higher as well.Much of the rest of the market was mixed, however, and most of the companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange fell. Movie theater companies tumbled after AMC Entertainment said U.S. box office grosses are sinking. Health care companies turned lower as prescription drug distributor Cardinal Health gave a weak forecast, mostly because of falling generic drug prices. Retailers and shopping mall operators also sank.The Dow average rose 52.32 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,016.24. Apple was responsible for 48 of those points.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, a much broader market measure used by most professional investors, added 1.22 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,477.57.The Nasdaq composite inched down 0.29 points to 6,362.65. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks shed 15.43 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,412.90.“The market’s not forgiving for any company that misses” Wall Street projections, said Edward Jones investment strategist Kate Warne. Overall, she said investors seem pleased that companies are reporting rising profits based on greater revenue and strong demand instead of stock buybacks and other financial moves.Apple climbed $7.09, or 4.7 percent, to $157.14. That was the first time it set a record high in almost three months. Its stock had slipped recently in part because some investors were worried that production problems would delay the launch of the next iPhone, which would have hurt the company’s fourth-quarter sales. But Apple’s revenue estimate was better than expected and greater than last year, when the iPhone 7 was released.last_img read more

Cricket betting rackets thriving in twin cities

first_imgHyderabad: julThe Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda commissionerates have apprehended many bookies in the last few months. According to recent data from Hyderabad city police, the cases registered over cricket betting are gradually increasing. Around 61 cases registered in Hyderabad in 2019 (January 1 to July 10), 107 accused apprehended and two cases are under investigation. About Rs 58.09 lakh was seized in the latest six months. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata have as many as 2,500 bookies (who accept bets on behalf of people on the outcome of the contest), supported by several punters or collection agents (who take bets on behalf of the main bookie). Bets are not just placed on the actual result, but on a variety of outcomes like runs scored in an over, number of wickets taken by a bowler, number of sixes and fours, number of dot balls in an over, run outs or stumped wickets. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Most of the cricket bets happen through phone calls and social sites. As the match progresses, bettors stay in constant touch with their relatives or friends to alter bets. The preferred medium of communication is WhatsApp, considering its end-to-end encryption and cost-effectiveness. Speaking to the Hans India here, a task force officer said, “The servers of betting websites and applications are located in other countries. The bookie operates with the help of punters through different social media platforms to update betting figures. They also keep changing their locations frequently. The money also gets transferred online into different bank accounts, so that it is difficult to trace and locate the offenders.” Advertise With Us “The bookies are opting for latest technologies. In order to catch a bookie, we have to get into their boots and think like them, which makes the job easy up to some extent,” he added. Bet 365, Dafabet, Betway, BetOnline and Betfair are some popular betting websites.Bookies use up to 50 cell phones (phone numbers are changed after every big series) to connect with bettors. Around 10 phones are kept on hold (to bar incoming calls) to get in touch with the rich patrons, while the other phones ring off the hook throughout the match. The settlement is done in 30 min after the match.The transactions are settled through unidentified people if a person is not an online bettor. Payment defaults are rare in cricket betting, as bookies allow bettors into their fold only after getting two references from other high-profile bettors. The value of the bets is humongous. Dream 11 is banned in Telangana, Assam, Odisha, Nagaland, and Sikkim. It is now an official partner of BCCI’s IPL, despite being prohibited in five states. Dream 11 is considered to be a form of gambling, as the contestants can make money by predicting the performance of the players. Currently, Dream 11 is associated with IPL, through a three-year deal worth Rs 120 crore, and promotes a business that is legal, but is similar to sports gambling, which is banned in India, in many ways, for contestants can make money by predicting players’ performances. Earlier this year, on January 4, a three-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court also recommended legalizing cricket betting in India. The panel was headed by Chairman RN Lodha, was set up to investigate the IPL match-fixing scandal of 2013.Three held for bettingHyderabad: The Hyderabad Commissionerate North Zone Task Force sleuths, along with Begumpet, Jubilee Hills and Shahinayathgunj police, on Sunday conducted simultaneous raids on the organized cricket betting places in three different places and arrested three cricket bookies. They seized net cash of Rs 5.49 lakh, 4 cell phones, 3 TV sets, 17 betting collection receipts and other material from the possession of Adit Gemawat (24), S Paramesh Nagaraj (23) and N Vijay Kumar (40) who were organising betting during ICC Cricket World Cup Final ODI Match from punters clandestinely to gain illegal easy money. The accused along with the seized material were handed over to the SHOs of respective police stations for further investigation.Betting websitesDream 11 is considered to be a form of gambling, as the contestants can make money by predicting the performance of the players. Bet365, Dafabet, Betway, BetOnline and Betfair are some other popular betting websites.Betting CategoriesFirst inning scoreWhich team will win the toss?Which team will hit more sixes and fours?Highest wicket taker from which team?How many overall run-outs in the match?Which team will do maximum run-outs?Which team will have highest opening partnership?How the first wicket will fall (caught, bowled, LBW, run-out, stumped and others)?By Avinash Bhingarde & Vasavi Kalerulast_img read more

Hailey Baldwin will divorce Justin Bieber because she cannot handle his depression

first_imgJustin Bieber and Hailey BaldwinGetty ImagesSeems like Hailey Baldwin is done with Justin Bieber and the couple are about to get a divorce. A celebrity magazine has reported that Baldwin cannot take Justin Bieber’s depression any more and that is the reason why she wants to split from the singer.As reported by InTouch, after six months of marriage Baldwin cannot take any more of Justin Bieber. InTouch further quoted a source who claims that “Hailey is absolutely miserable. Her entire life has become consumed by Justin.” The source also added that Baldwin had no idea her life would become this dramatic. The celebrity magazine also cited one of the Instagram post, where Bieber has claimed that he is “feeling super disconnected and weird,” and that he needs his fans to pray for him. After Bieber’s public post about his mental condition, Baldwin has been apparently struggling with him and as the source puts it, “It’s not what she signed up for.”However, folks at Gossip Cop called out the magazine and the story of being fake. They have pointed out the fact that the entire story is based on just one source and even that information is not credible. And most importantly, the Instagram post that they took help of to prove that Bieber’s mental health is the main distraction, did not quote the part where Bieber assured his fans that he will get back on his legs in no time soon. Even, Hailey Baldwin took to Instagram on the singer’s birthday wishing him for the day. The photos showed the two having a time of their life as they enjoy the snow. The caption to the photo read, “25 sure looks good on u lover.”Though, this is not the first time that the magazine has published fake news like this. Previously, it had claimed that the two are getting divorced because Justin Bieber cheated her with Selena Gomez.last_img read more

Awais haider butt pilot model and now actor

first_imgAwais haider butt also known as the dapper pilot might be the latest addition to the B-town. He is a model and a commercial pilot, Awais shot to stardom last year with gaining massive popularity on instagram. His instagram posts mainly contain pictures and videos of him flying and travelling around the world. He became a social media sensation, extremely popular in the opposite gender. Reports have it a production house from b-town are in talks to launch the newcomer. The co owner of the production also follows awais on instagram and was recently seen liking his pictures and commented ‘ we have found our hero ‘now we have to see if its going to be a support role or a straight shot to the lead role? A survey was conducted with his pictures shared, the survey suggested an airforce pilot role would best suit him. Awais haider was unavailable to comment on this, when approached by our reporting team. We will have to wait and watch if he could be the new face of bollywood.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Gifting of New SUV to Jewish Group Roils Some

first_imgThe bestowing of a safety vehicle to an influential Northwest Baltimore community group has stoked controversy among residents in Park Heights and other Baltimore neighborhoods.The $50,000 2017 Chevy Tahoe was given to the Shomrim, a neighborhood crime watch organization that patrols the city’s orthodox Jewish community in Northwest Baltimore. The vehicle was presented to the group by Mayor Catherine Pugh at an event earlier this month.The vehicle was purchased from slot machine proceeds administered by the Pimlico Development Revenue Authority which allocates the funds that are supposed to be spent on neighborhoods within a half mile radius of the Pimlico Race Track. There are no slot machines at Pimlico but the track receives 1 percent of Maryland slot machine revenue.The use of slot funds for a vehicle that will be used by private security group, which has been linked to controversial tactics in the past, has only heightened tensions over crime strategies.  Especially as the vehicle is painted with a color scheme similar to Baltimore police vehicles and includes a police type logo on the back.“The Tahoe allows everyday city residents of Shomrim to look like they are driving an official police vehicle,” argued Christopher Irvin, a resident of nearby Howard Park.“I’m sure that there is something in the Maryland Annotated code that allows police to charge people with impersonating a police officer and yet the mayor would hand over a vehicle so closely representing an official police vehicle.”According to a report by the Baltimore Jewish Times, a letter by Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer (D-5), sent to the office of Mayor Catherine Pugh indicates he personally requested slot machine money to be redirected to purchase the SUV for Shomrim.Schleifer told the Jewish Times, that money invested in Shomrim is a good investment for all of Park Heights.“Public safety is my number one priority,” Schleifer said. “Shomrim helps the police in assisting with all of crimes, and this command center (vehicle) is a benefit to the entire community that will help the volunteers and police catch criminals committing crimes.”However, Irvin, an activist who is a board member of Howard Park Civic Association said giving a vehicle to Shomrim showed a preference for one community while others struggle with more serious crime.“This is not about attacking anyone, it is about parity and a long-standing issue of the redirecting of monies from lower Park Heights and the surrounding predominantly Black communities,” said Irvin, noting that Howard Park has had several recent homicides.In 2012 Shomrim was embroiled in controversy after two brothers – Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim -working for the group were accused of accosting and beating a 15-year old Corey Ausby while he was walking through Norwest BaltimoreThe brothers were charged with assault (Ausby’s arm was broken during the incident), but argued in court the victim was holding a wooden board which prompted them to act in self-defense.  Prosecutors argued the beating was unprovoked.The pair were convicted of wrongful imprisonment and assault and sentenced to three years of probation.last_img read more

Early Human History Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

first_imgFor some time, experts have thought people first arrived in the Americas from the so-called “Old World” around 15,000 years ago. Early explorers would have come across the Bering Land Bridge from modern day Russia to Alaska and down, and also spreading up from South America. Or so we thought. Researchers now believe that they’ve found evidence of humans in the Americas that dates back over 130,000 years.The study, published in the academic journal Nature, details and analyzes the remains of an ancient mastodon. Authors posit that the mastodon was buried in a way consistent with human activity. That sounds spurious, but I can assure you, as someone with a degree in biological anthropology I can confirm that it’s often pretty obvious if remains were buried intentionally. You won’t typically find bones arranged in patterns without intervention, for example.What’s more is that the mastodon’s remains show evidence of damage from human tools. All of this has been known for some time, and it was accepted to be one of the oldest sites in the Americas already. Recent uranium-thorium dating, however, revealed that these remains might be far older than we first thought.AdChoices广告Study co-author, Steve Holen, noted that the site was in spectacular condition with no geological disturbance. “So we can eliminate all of the natural processes that break bones like this.”Other experts in the field caution that the bones might not be quite as old as they appear. Each method radiometric dating has different pros and cons. Some work with certain types of material or only with substances that between specific ages. Uranium-thorium dating, used here, isn’t often applied to bones, leaving some skeptical. Still, radiocarbon dating has failed, indicating that the remains are likely at least 60,000 years old.“The results are completely astounding, as it’s very unexpected that there would be any evidence of humans in North America that are this old,” Beth Shapiro told The Verge. Shapiro, a professor in paleogenomics at UC Santa Cruz said she believed the data had been “reasonably interpreted.”While I never got to the Ph.D. level myself, I can say that the findings seem valid but odd. And they certainly leave a lot of questions. Human activity is generally pretty easy to track across the planet. Every time we go somewhere new, we tend to cause massive extinctions of large animals as we hunted them and destroyed their natural environment. Plus, because humans are so recent, many of our tools and bones are pretty close to the surface and easy to find. If we really did arrive in the Americas more than 100,000 years ago, we’d have expected to have found more fossils around the same age. They may well be out there, but it’s not like people haven’t been looking. The west coast is densely populated with lots of activity and yet… very little.It may be a while yet before we know for sure what these findings mean, but they are remarkable nonetheless, and they may raise some big questions about our history. That’s science for you — always more questions than answers.last_img read more

Scrapping of iconic Indian warship INS Vikrant begins

first_img‘We began the process of breaking INS Vikrant yesterday and it will take at least seven to eight months to complete the job,’ Abdul Zaka of ship breaking company IB Commercial (IBC), which had won the bid for the decommissioned ship for Rs 60 crore, told . Zaka said after the Supreme Court in August rejected the PIL to convert the ship into a maritime museum, IBC obtained mandatory permissions from different government authorities for dismantling it at ship breaking yard at Darukana in south Mumbai. Around 200 men have been engaged for the job. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIBefore the Supreme Court’s verdict, the Maharashtra government had expressed its inability to maintain the vessel inducted into the Navy in 1961 and decommissioned in January 1997. In January 2014, during the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation that opposed the plan to scrap the ship, the defence ministry had told the Bombay high court that it had completed its operational life.Responding to the demand for converting it into a museum, Maharashtra government had expressed its inability to preserve it as a museum, citing financially troubles. The majestic-class aircraft carrier, purchased from Britain in 1957, played a key role in enforcing the naval blockade of East Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.last_img read more

BJPs collapse started in Bengaluru will end in Delhi says Abhishek Banerjee

first_imgKolkata: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP government at the Centre, Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP and president of the party’s youth wing, said on Wednesday: “The beginning of the BJP’s collapse has started in Bengaluru and it will conclude in Delhi.”Abhishek, who was taking a stock of the preparations for the Martyrs’ Day rally on July 21, said results of the recently held elections have made it clear that the saffron party is not acceptable anymore to the people of the country. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe further said that next year, the entire country will witness the development work of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee. When asked about the fight against the BJP in 2019 general elections, president of the party’s youth wing stated: “Of course the 2019 factor is there. But we interact with the masses round-the-year, starting with attending all the festivals with them to organising blood donation camps. Neither BJP nor CPI(M) is to be seen with them throughout the year.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe added: “This year, the Martyrs’ Day will enter its 25th year and we are all eagerly waiting to listen from Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.” Every year, the party holds the Martyrs’ Day rally on July 21 in the city to pay homage to 13 Youth Congress workers, who were allegedly killed in police firing in 1993, when the Left Front government was in power. “Every year people start pouring into the city two days in advance. But this year, they have started turning up four-five days in advance,” said Banerjee who is entrusted with supervising the entire event and keep an eye so that people do not face any sort of inconvenience. This year, a record number of people are expected to turn up at the rally. In connection with the pandal collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in West Midnapore, he said: “We never do politics over these incidents. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the first one to tweet praying for the speedy recovery of the injured persons. You all can see who is at present doing politics over the issue.”last_img read more

Russian Team Developing New Technology to Significantly Reduce MRI Research Costs

first_img News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 16, 2018 Russian Team Developing New Technology to Significantly Reduce MRI Research Costs Research team using domestic materials and components to create more cost-effective magnets for low-field MRI systems Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more center_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more January 16, 2018 — Researchers from the NUST MISIS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies in Russia have developed an innovative technology for the production of magnetic materials and permanent magnets at a reduced cost. This engineering solution will allow scientists to produce affordable and efficient domestic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices for wide use in public health clinics. According to the developers’ estimates, the cost of an analysis with the new MRI technology will be half of what it is now.MRI is one of the most effective diagnostic methods in modern medicine. The diagnosis of cancer, multiple sclerosis and musculoskeletal diseases in their early stages are all done with the help of MRI machines. The average cost of one analyses with the use of MRI costs between 4,000 and 12,000 Rubles, depending on the body part being scanned and the clinic.Due to its technical nature, an MRI machine can have ultraweak, weak, medium, strong and superstrong magnetic fields. The highest-quality pictures are taken by using superconducting magnetic systems generating very strong magnetic fields. However, MRI machines based on superconducting magnets provide the highest image resolution, although these machines are difficult to make and more importantly, expensive to operate. That is why the procedures are generally inaccessible to most patients, because it is simply too expensive for the clinic or hospital to use the machine.When considering the savings gained from using the new MRI machines, the researchers say most small clinics and private-practice doctors will prefer these cheaper, low-field MRI machines, which cover the overwhelming majority of most common diagnostic tests. Large hospitals, especially those interested in local spectroscopy and research in the field of functional tomography, will retain their interest in machines with stronger magnetic fields, but they will also buy scanners with weak and medium-sized fields as second and third installations for mass screening, according to the research team.NUST MISIS scientists, jointly with their industrial partners from the Research and Production Association “Magneton,” have developed a prototype of an economically and environmentally-friendly low field magnetic resonance imaging prototype based on magnetic materials and components produced in Russia.”We have developed an innovative technology for the production of low-cost hard-magnetic materials and permanent magnets manufactured from alloys of rare, domestic earth metals and their compounds, including the ones obtained in the processing of industrial waste magnetic production. During the production of raw materials for permanent magnets we have managed to reduce their cost by 1.5 times through the use of industrial waste magnetic production and cheap alloys of rare earth metals. The use of new soft magnetic materials has allowed us to develop magnetic conductors for a magnetic system of the scanner with low loss while maintaining high values of magnetization saturation (more than 2 T). All this allowed us to design and reduce the weight of permanent magnets used in the design of magnetic systems by almost 30 percent, and thus to reduce the cost of the devices,” said Evgeny Gorelikov, the project head, Candidate of Political Sciences, and deputy director of the NUST MISIS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies.The cryogenic technology, liquid nitrogen, helium fluid and water for cooling (as in the case of MRI using superconducting magnets or electromagnets) are not required to run the new MRI machine. The power consumption of this scanner will be less than 1 kW, hence why it may be possible to power it even with renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines.Currently, the Russian and foreign analogs of this newly developed magnetic system cost almost twice as much to implement into the medical field.Given the fact that China is currently the world’s main producer of rare earth metals and rare-earth permanent magnets (up to 80 percent), the use of domestic magnetic components gathered in the production of MRI machines allows Russia to create production that is independent from imports.The project’s implementation will provide a practical opportunity to create a competitive industrial production of magnetic materials with reduced cost and a personal base for the autonomous production of a new generation of low-field magnetic MRI machines in Russia.For more information: www.en.misis.ru News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read morelast_img read more