10 months agoMkhitaryan faces exit if Arsenal complete move for Denis Suarez

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mkhitaryan faces exit if Arsenal complete move for Denis Suarezby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal’s move for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez could force Henrikh Mkhitaryan to leave the Emirates.The Armenian international, who is currently sidelined with a foot injury, has failed to impress since joining from Manchester United last January. And The Sun claims the Gunners are ready to sell Mkhitaryan in order to make room for Suarez.The 25-year-old is believed to be on the verge of joining the north London club, having previously worked with manager Unai Emery at Sevilla.Suarez, who started his career at Manchester City, has played 17 minutes of league football this season. last_img read more

Urban Meyer Says Braxton Miller Position Change Story “Jumped The Gun”: “I Haven’t Made Those Decisions Yet”

first_imgBraxton Miller wears his helmet during warm-ups at Rutgers.PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 24: Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during warmups before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) braxton miller urban meyer 2012 ohio state spring gameTwitter/@StephDEpifanioSports Illustrated dropped a late news bomb on the college football world earlier, with the news that Braxton Miller will be moving to wide recevier/h-back for the coming season. The move has been met with praise from Buckeye fans, and members of the team. One key member of the program isn’t ready to fully commit to the move, however: head coach Urban Meyer. The three-time national champion told The Columbus Dispatch that reports of the official position change are a bit premature.“I haven’t made those decisions yet,” Meyer told The Dispatch. “It’s a little bit jumping the gun here. Braxton came to see me. He’s been talking to me about it (the switch). We’ve been working at it, but I’m not ready to say exactly how we’re going to use him yet.”Considering Pete Thamel’s SI report was based on a conversation with Miller, we have to imagine the move is, in fact, happening. Meyer is probably not thrilled that it was announced in July, giving Virginia Tech and others more than a month to prep for a J.T. Barrett or Cardale Jones-led offense, as well as figure out how to defend Miller as a skill guy. Otherwise, this would be a pretty crazy redirection by members of the Buckeye program.[Columbus Dispatch]last_img read more

The first Russian digitalterrestrial multiplex no

first_imgThe first Russian digital-terrestrial multiplex now reaches over four in five of the country’s population, according to deputy minister of communications and mass media Alexey Volin.Volin said that the DTT platform grew its audience by 4.9% last uyear and that three in five Russians can now receive HD services.Volin said that the first multiplex could now be received by 82.8% of the Russian population and that three in five Russians could receive HD services.The Russian government last week approved a new bill on the distribution of TV channels, introducing must-carry rules and placing channels in categories depending on their availability.last_img read more

Viacom has acquired VidCon a conference focused o

first_imgViacom has acquired VidCon, a conference focused on YouTube content creators and their fans, in a move designed to boost its live event and digital businesses.The channel group, which owns youth brands MTV and Nickelodeon, said that VidCon will remain a stand-alone entity, retain its senior leadership team, but will be able to “expand its global reach”.Viacom said the deal will accelerate its participation and investment in next-generation platforms, following its establishment of Viacom Digital Studios in November and its acquisition of influence marketing firm WHOSAY last month.The agreement also plays into Viacom CEO Bob Bakish’s long-term strategy to “considerably increase” the number, reach and impact of live events in the company’s portfolio.“VidCon has become the foremost gathering place for the passionate online video community, and the access to talent, experts and education that VidCon provides for attendees is unparalleled,” said Jason Jordan, Viacom executive vice president of multiplatform strategy and operations.VidCon CEO Jim Louderback and co-founder Hank Green will continue to lead the event from its offices in Missoula, Montana. Viacom said it will “simply provide more resources and a bigger microphone” to allow VidCon to continue nurturing the online video community.“We’re huge fans of the VidCon team, and we share the same enthusiasm for the power of connecting talented creators with their incredible fan communities,” said Kelly Day, president of Viacom Digital Studios.“This team has built an unprecedented live experience that brings together the global online video community in celebration of the people and platforms shaping the future of content, and we’re excited to join forces as we look to expand our slate of original digital programming and partnerships.”VidCon’s Louderback said: Viacom’s expansive reach across all of our key constituents will give us the opportunity to expand our global footprint more rapidly.“We’re also looking forward to their expertise in pioneering and executing live fan-first events – from the Video Music Awards and BET Experience to Comedy Central’s ClusterFest – as we continue to make VidCon a life-changing experience for those that create and love online video.”Last year, Viacom launched Comedy Central’s first comedy and pop culture event ClusterFest, while Paramount Network’s Bellator MMA (mixed martial arts event) visited New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time.The first VidCon event took place in Los Angeles in 2010 and the online video conference now takes place three times a year in Anaheim California, Amsterdam and Melbourne.Louderback was appointed VidCon CEO last year. He was previously CEO of Revision3, a multichannel network that was acquired by Discovery in 2012.last_img read more

Dermatologist shares five common sunscreen mistakes and offers tips to avoid them

first_img Ignoring the label- There are a variety of sunscreens on the market. To effectively protect yourself from the sun, the AAD recommends looking for sunscreens that are broad-spectrum, water-resistant and have an SPF of 30 or higher. Using too little- Most people only apply 25-50% of the recommended amount of sunscreen. However, to fully cover their body, most adults need about one ounce of sunscreen – or enough to fill a shot glass. Apply enough sunscreen to cover all skin that isn’t covered by clothing. Apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before going outdoors, and reapply every two hours while outdoors or after swimming or sweating. Applying only in sunny weather- Alarmingly, the AAD found that only about 20% of Americans use sunscreen on cloudy days. However, the sun emits harmful UV rays all year long. Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate your skin. To protect your skin and reduce your risk of skin cancer, apply sunscreen every time you are outside, even on cloudy days. Using an old bottle-The FDA requires that all sunscreens retain their original strength for at least three years. Throw out your sunscreen if it’s expired or you’re unsure how long you’ve had it. In the future, if you buy a sunscreen that lacks an expiration date, write the purchase date directly on the bottle so that you know when to toss it out. Relying solely on sunscreen- Since no sunscreen can block 100% of the sun’s UV rays, it’s also important to seek shade and wear protective clothing, including a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection. Related StoriesTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskNew study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancerThese tips are demonstrated in “How to Avoid Common Sunscreen Mistakes,” a video posted to the AAD website and YouTube channel. This video is part of the AAD’s “Video of the Month” series, which offers tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair and nails.It’s estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma every day. To help change this behavior and reduce the risk of skin cancer, the AAD’s 2019 SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign is asking Americans “Do you use protection?” and encouraging the public to “practice safe sun” -; no matter your age, gender or race. To learn more about skin cancer prevention and detection and to find a free skin cancer screening near you, visit DoYouUseProtection.org.Additionally, the public can help raise awareness of skin cancer by using the hashtag #PracticeSafeSun when sharing AAD resources, photos of how they “use protection” outdoors, or encouraging friends and family to take advantage of the AAD’s free skin cancer screenings. Individuals who have been affected by skin cancer can also share their personal stories on SpotSkinCancer.org to provide support and inspiration for others fighting skin cancer and communicate the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection. Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)May 14 2019Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.The best way to do this, they say, is by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. However, in a recent survey, the AAD found that not everyone is applying their sunscreen correctly -; leaving people vulnerable to dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Sunscreen is the most important skin care product you can use, as it helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer and premature skin aging, including wrinkles and age spots. However, to ensure the best protection for you and your family, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions before using.”Tanya Kormeili, MD, FAAD To help the public protect their skin and reduce their risk of skin cancer, Dr. Kormeili shares five common sunscreen mistakes and how to avoid them: Source:American Academy of Dermatology Sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form. However, in a recent survey, the AAD found that only about a third of Americans are reapplying their sunscreen every two hours while outside. Since sunscreen wears off, incorrect usage leaves you unprotected and susceptible to skin cancer.”Tanya Kormeili, MD, FAAD, board-certified dermatologistlast_img read more

Engineers are developing a small cooled turbine to make drones more efficient

first_img Citation: Engineers are developing a small cooled turbine to make drones more efficient (2018, September 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-small-cooled-turbine-drones-efficient.html Southwest Research Institute engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current UAV turbines that only operate a few hundred hours before wearing out. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Turbines are rotary mechanical devices that, when combined with a generator, produce electrical power.”This turbine is part of a generator that’s similar to what the average person might use to generate electricity in their home when the power goes out,” said David Ransom of SwRI’s Mechanical Engineering Division. “The version we’re creating is more compact and efficient, tailored to the needs of a small, unmanned aircraft.”The problem with current small turbine models is that during the generator’s combustion process, the turbine is constantly bathed in high temperature gas that ultimately damages or destroys it.”The hotter the turbine gets, the better its performance,” Ransom said. “But these smaller turbines can’t survive the temperature, so we’ve designed one that has tiny airflow passages that cool the turbine without sacrificing the power of its performance. Normally with small turbines you have to make a choice between performance or reliability, but we’re making it possible to have both.”SwRI has worked with internal passages of high temperature turbines on large version used in power plants and passenger airplanes. To create the small, intricate design with internal air passages, engineers are using a new selective laser melting (SLM) machine, which builds metal parts layer by layer. The new SLM machine, which arrived at SwRI in December 2017, sets itself apart from other 3-D printers in that it’s built to craft layered and highly detailed metal parts rather than plastic ones.To leverage the capability of the new SLM machine, the SwRI Advisory Committee for Research launched the Metals Additive Kickoff Emphasizing Research Synergies (MAKERS) program, an internal research and development effort. MAKERS is designed to encourage collaboration between SwRI researchers on projects utilizing the revolutionary new technology. The new turbine is one of the first products to result from the MAKERS program. MAKERS and other internal research programs invest in innovative technologies that ultimately benefit client-sponsored programs.”Generators that provide power to us and to big aircraft already have cooled turbines, whereas a generator of this size for a small craft does not,” Ransom said. “It’s an exciting engineering challenge, and having the ability to print parts with the SLM machine is a real advantage.” Explore further Provided by Southwest Research Institute New blades and generators for more efficient small wind turbineslast_img read more

Mixed emotions in emerging economies on smartphones social media

first_img Citation: Mixed emotions in emerging economies on smartphones, social media (2019, March 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-emotions-emerging-economies-smartphones-social.html © 2019 AFP The Pew Research Center report found the vast majority of adults in these countries have access to a mobile phone of some kind, with 53 percent using a smartphone capable of accessing the internet and running apps.Across these countries, a median of 64 percent use at least one of seven different social media sites or messaging apps.Most of these people say they personally benefit from the technology: more than nine in 10 say the devices have helped them stay in touch with loved ones, and nearly eight in 10 said they use them to get news and information about important issues.But when asked if mobile phones and social media have been good for society, the responses are mixed, with many expressing concerns about the impact of digital technologies on children.Some 79 percent of adults surveyed said people should be very concerned about children being exposed to harmful or immoral content, and nearly two-thirds said mobile phones have had a bad influence on children in their country.”The rapid advancement of the mobile-social package invites people to think about the role of these devices in their lives and to look around and see how they might be affecting their societies,” said Lee Rainie, Pew’s director of internet and technology research. “On the positive side, people in these nations say they reap personal benefits from the spread of mobile phones. “Yet, fewer say mobile phones and social media are bringing the same level of benefit to their societies, and a key flashpoint of their concern is the impact of mobile connectivity on children.”The report is based on surveys conducted among 28,122 adults from September 7 to December 7, 2018 in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, South Africa, Kenya, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia.There were variations across these countries, but strong majorities said mobile phones have been beneficial for education and the economy.Most respondents said their devices are important for news but express concern about false or inaccurate information.Facebook was used by a median of 62 percent of adults in these countries, and WhatsApp by 47 percent. Credit: CC0 Public Domain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further A survey in 11 emerging economies showed people in those countries happy to be connected with smartphones and social media, even if they worry about the impact of digital lifestyles on society and on children. Emerging economies catching up in smartphone adoption: surveylast_img read more

22 GMs to elevate as executive directors at PSU banks

first_imgrecommendation COMMENT Banks Board Bureau (BBB), the advisory body formed by the government for selection of candidates for top level board appointment, has recommended 22 general managers to be elevated as executive directors at the various public sector banks. This is the first major exercise undertaken by the BBB, headed by newly appointed chairman B P Sharma, former Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training. Sharma was appointed head of the panel in April after completion of two-year term of former CAG Vinod Rai. The chairman and members of the panel have recommended to the Government of India 22 general managers for being appointed as executive directors in public sector banks (PSBs), BBB said in a statement. The panel has recommended general managers Manas Ranjan Biswal, Gopal Gusain, Vivek Jha, Alok Srivastava, Hemant Kumar Tamta, Ajit Kumar Das, Agyey Kumar Azad, Dinesh Kumar Garg, Sanjay Aggarwal and Shanti Lal Jain for appointment as EDs. Besides, Vijay Dube, Ajay K Khurana, A Manimekhalai, Vikramaditya Singh Khichi, Usha Ravi, P R Rajagopal, Shenoy Vishwanath Vittal, Atul Kumar, K Srinivasa Rao, Sanjay Kumar, K Ramchandran and Ajay Vyas too would be elevated.“These recommendations are based on interactions held by the Banks Board Bureau with eligible candidates from PSBs towards appointment against vacancies in PSBs for the period 2018-19,” it said. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take the final decision in this regard. There are already some vacancies at executive director level and some would be created during the course of the year. COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHAREcenter_img government public sector banks June 17, 2018 Published onlast_img read more

De Paula tries to keep KL afloat as jaws of relegation loom

first_img“The boys will have to try their best, and against JDT, we can’t afford to make a mistake. Concentration and focus from the boys have to be impeccable.“We put ourselves in this spot, but the management never lost hope. Even the fans and our families are still hopeful. I want to repay their faith. In my life, I’ve faced many battles but this is one war that I want to win.”De Paula said mental fortitude is needed to be successful and has urged everyone to have that attitude to overcome the challenge.“Even if we concede one goal against JDT today, we must have the mental strength to come back. We must fight for every ball, every challenge.“Also, tomorrow Indra (Putra Mahayuddin) would be accorded recognition for his record of being the first player to score 100 goals in the Super League. Let’s make it sweeter for him by beating JDT.“JDT have many good players. We have to be on our toes and shore up our defence,” said De Paula. Champions-elect JDT are definitely going all out to maintain their unbeaten streak in the league. After today’s game against KL, they wrap up their fixtures against Petaling Jaya City and Terengganu at the Larkin Stadium on July 16 and July 19 respectively. Related News Football 07 Jul 2019 Super League: Selangor beat Felda United 2-1 PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur’s talismanic striker Guilherme de Paula (pic) said it is time the players repay the faith the management have in the team by beating high-riding Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) at the Cheras Football Stadium in Kuala Lumpur today.De Paula has urged his teammates to give more than 100% against the Southern Tigers and also in their last match against Perak at the Ipoh Stadium on July 21.KL are the basement team in the standings with 14 points and defeat today would reduce their hopes of surviving the drop next season. PKNP and Felda United are 10th and 11th with 15 points each.“We’re in an awful situation. We have to win our next two games to beat relegation,” said the 33-year-old Brazilian. Football 10 Jul 2019 Flu floors JDT players, game postponedcenter_img Football 15 Jun 2019 Selangor defender well-equipped to shackle KL hitman de Paula {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related Newslast_img read more