St Louis Blues fans were ready to celebrate their first Stanley Cup Final game on home ice in 49 years. Their team did not cooperate.The Blues were the worst team in the NHL for the first part of the season and they looked very much like that team on Saturday night in a 7-2 loss that left them trailing the Boston Bruins 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Final.A boisterous crowd that included actors and St Louis natives Jon Hamm and Jenna Fischer and a number of NFL players were on hand to cheer on the Blues, enjoying some limelight in a city more familiar with celebrating baseball’s storied Cardinals or, not all that long ago, the now-departed Rams from the NFL.The Blues outshot the Bruins 6-0 in the first six minutes and then it was all Boston. The Bruins scored four straight goals, including three in the opening period, and were well on their way to a rout. It is a another disappointing performance on home ice for St Louis, who fell to 5-6 this postseason as the host while boasting an 8-3 road record.“I think they [the fans] deserved a better game,” Blues center Ryan O’Reilly said. “It’s disappointing and not what we wanted. But I think they’ve been patient all year for us and they’ll be with us the next game.”Patrice Bergeron gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead with a power play goal midway through the first period. Boston scored on all four power plays in the game and improved to 6 for 14 with the man advantage in the series. “We’ve got to stay out of the box even more,” said Blues left winger David Perron, who took the penalty that led to the goal. “The Bruins did a good job and we can’t give them life that way. They have a good power play, we knew that, and they capitalized tonight.”Jordan Binnington was pulled for the first time in his career after Torey Krug scored on the power play at 12:12 of the second period. Binnington allowed five goals on 19 shots and was replaced by Jake Allen, who made his first appearance since 3 April. Binnington is 5-2 this postseason following a loss. The 25-year-old rookie was not fazed by the benching and he is expected back in the net for Game 4 Monday night.“It’s the Stanley Cup Final and a lot to play for obviously, but at the same time just play the same way and stay with our game and believe in your teammates and believe in yourself,” Binnington said.The Blues have come back from adversity before, starting with climbing out of the league cellar on 3 January and overcoming a loss in Game 3 in the Western Conference final to San Jose on an uncalled illegal hand pass that led directly to an overtime goal. They’ll have to do it again.“I think we’re confident we will tie the series up,” O’Reilly said. “That’s our mindset. We still have to talk about a few things, make the adjustments. But we’re a good team in here. It was a bad game by us. We didn’t do what we wanted, but we’re confident we can turn this thing around.” Support The Guardian Boston Bruins Share on Messenger match reports Reuse this content Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. St Louis Blues Stanley Cup US sports NHL Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Topics Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has been right behind Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman Trophy race for most of the season, but that might be changing as the season comes to an end.Murray, according to many college football analysts, has been making the Heisman Trophy race a lot closer than many imagined it would be.It’s going to tighten up after tonight, too, it appears.Oklahoma’s star quarterback just had one of his best plays of the season.Check out this crazy touchdown run against West Virginia:Kyler Murray is GONE. 55 yards to the house. pic.twitter.com/Jb8mYMYUOf— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 24, 2018Yeah, those are the kind of plays that will make Heisman Trophy voters think twice before making their ballots final.Oklahoma and West Virginia, meanwhile, are playing on ESPN.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Fireworks are seen during the national anthem prior to the CFP National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Dabo Swinney has added another award to his resume.The American Heart Association announced late on Wednesday night the recipient for its Paul “Bear” Bryant coach of the year award.The winner: Clemson’s head coach.Swinney helped lead Clemson to a national championship and perfect 15-0 record during the 2018 season.The first to 15-0 in major college football’s modern era is now the first three-time winner of the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award as national coach of the year. Congrats, Coach! #ALLIN https://t.co/MXFB7QpS5Q pic.twitter.com/sLmKJ0bQf8— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 10, 2019Swinney is now the first three-time winner in the history of the award.From Clemson:“You know it’s been a great year when you get invited to this event,” Swinney said prior to accepting the award at a ceremony in Houston on Wednesday evening.Swinney becomes the first three-time winner in the history of the Bear Bryant Award, having collected the honor following the 2015, 2016 and 2018 seasons. This season, he was one of seven finalists for the award, a group that included UAB’s Bill Clark, UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Army’s Jeff Monken, Alabama’s Nick Saban and Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford.Congrats, Dabo.
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has invited objections and suggestions from people on its revised draft rules of the “Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking places Rules-2019”. Now the new policy is available on the government’s website so that suggestions can be sent by people to the Principal Secretary -cum-Commissioner (Transport) on email at Commtpt@nic.in.According to the draft rules, there shall be Apex Monitoring Committee, headed by the Transport Minister of Delhi as the Chairperson, who shall review the proper implementation and compliance of these rules. The Committee shall meet at least once in every three months. The Policy provides for exponential increase in street parking charges after the first four hour, apart from dynamic pricing with differential peak-hour and off-hour charges. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe area Parking plan made by civic agencies shall include, in their scope, parking arrangements within residential areas. The plan within such areas shall be made in consultation with the Resident Welfare Associations. It prohibits parking on footpaths and provides for impounding of junk vehicles parked on the roads. According to draft rules, on all lanes and streets, a lane must be earmarked for unhindered movement of emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire tenders police vehicles etc, and no parking will be allowed on this lane. The new draft Policy will give power to the agencies to seize petrol and diesels vehicles other than 15 and 10 years respectively, if still running on roads. According to draft rules, the parking plans shall be prepared within four months of the notification. The local traffic police shall also be consulted in the process of plan preparation. All civic agencies in Delhi will have to implement area-specific parking plans within four months of the final notification of the draft policy.
Islamabad: Former Pakistani military dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf has requested the special court to postpone the hearing of a treason trial against him scheduled for Thursday (today) until the end of Ramzan due to his precarious health, reported Dawn. The ex-dictator said life-threatening ailments have forced him not to return to Pakistan, said the report. General Musharraf is facing treason trial under Article 6 of the Constitution as well as Section 2 of the High Treason Act on a complaint moved by the federal government. An application furnished by Barrister Salman Safdar on behalf of General Musharraf stated that despite strong willingness and eagerness to return to Pakistan, life-threatening ailments and medical complications had forced him not to appear before the special court, the Dawn report said. In his application, which was supported by a medical certificate, General Musharraf offered sincere apologies for not appearing before the court in view of his serious condition. The application recalled that the former President came to Pakistan on March 24, 2013, on his own to face the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, judges’ detention case and Akbar Bugti case and that the high treason case was initiated subsequent to his arrival in the country, the paper said. In line with the earlier directive of the Supreme Court, the trial court is scheduled to record General Musharraf’s statement under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code to complete the treason trial. On April 1, the Supreme Court had directed the special court to proceed with the trial on the next date of hearing (May 2) and in case the former President surrendered and appeared before it, he would be entitled to record his statement, reported Dawn. But if he failed to appear, being a PO (proclaimed offender), the special court was empowered to proceed against him even in his absence under Section 9 of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973, the Supreme Court held.
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month, tested by the partial government shutdown and roiling financial markets. Still, consumer spirits remains robust by historic standards.The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 120.2 in January, down from 126.6 in December.The index measures consumers’ assessment of current economic conditions and their expectations for the next six months. Both declined in January.The Associated Press
The visit comes after Secretary-General Kofi Annan said last week that recent developments in the country provide an “unprecedented opportunity” to achieve a negotiated solution to the 10 years of conflict between the Government and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).“Through consultations with all concerned, the mission seeks to forge a common understanding about the scope and nature of the UN role in the peace process. The inclusive nature of our consultations is fundamental,” said Staffan de Mistura, the head of the delegation.“In addition to its contacts with the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), it will also meet with leaders of political parties and members of parliament, civil society organizations, the news media, and representatives of the international community.”Mr. de Mistura, who until recently was the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Iraq, stressed that clarity among all concerned is “absolutely essential if the UN is to play an effective role as an impartial third party.”The mission, which is scheduled to be in Nepal until 3 August, includes staff with expertise in peace processes in other countries around the world, and across a range of disciplines. It will work mainly in the capital Kathmandu but its members may also carry out visits to the interior of the country.“As it shares its expertise and explains the UN’s methods of work, the mission will also be taking close note of the particular needs and characteristics of Nepal,” he stressed, adding that it has not come to the Himalayan kingdom with any “pre-established formulas or timetables in mind.”After completing its work, the mission will report to the Secretary-General on its findings.
In a statement, Under-Secretary-General Zainab Hawa Bangura, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, called the visit “an innovative example of how South-South cooperation can contribute to enhancing capacities and assisting victims of conflict-related sexual violence.” Dr. Mukwege, a surgeon and gynaecologist, and his team, aided 30 survivors of sexual violence between 23 and 27 January, according to the statement. The Congolese doctor also met with high-level officials, including from the health and justice ministries, to discuss the need for sustained health support and the importance of investigating and prosecuting those responsible for the 2009 violence. On 28 September 2009, civilians organized an opposition rally in a soccer stadium in Conakry when Guinean security forces opened fire on demonstrators. A UN-led International Commission of Inquiry found that at least 156 people were killed and 109 women and girls raped and subjected to other forms of sexual violence.In July 2015, the head of the country at the time of the attacks, Moussa Dadis Camara, was indicted, but remains in Dakar awaiting extradition.The indictment was part of an international effort aided by the team of legal experts working under Ms. Bangura, who have provided technical assistance to Guinean authorities since 2012, according to the UN office.Seven years since the incidents, Special Representative Bangura today said that she is convinced “that we are closer to seeing the delivery of services, justice and reparations to victims.” The visit of the Panzi Hospital took place at the invitation of the Guinean Government and with support from the Guinean Association of Victims, Parents and Friends of September 28, 2009 (AVIPA).Dr. Mukwege, who co-founded the Hospital, was among the 2008 awardees of the UN Human Rights Prize, an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights.
It has been 500 years since Martin Luther famously nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany on Oct. 31 — an event regarded as the start of the Protestant Reformation.Brock’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) and Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary will mark the occasion with a joint event on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the seminary, located on the northeast corner of the Brock campus.The event, held at the seminary from 3 to 4:30 p.m, will include a tour of the rare book collection, which contains volumes dating back to the early 16th century. Works by prominent theologians such as Martin Luther, Johann Arndt, Christian Scriver and Wilhelm Loehe are included in the collection.“Our centre is pleased to commemorate in a small way the 500th anniversary of the Ninety-Five Theses,” said Professor Ernesto Virgulti, Director of MARS.Brock History Professor Michael Dreidger, who teaches a course on Reformation history, and Concordia’s Historical Theology Professor John Stephenson will be speaking at the event.“In all, this is a very unique experience for MARS and history students,” says Virgulti.All are welcome to attend.Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary is an affiliated graduate college of Brock University. The library is open to all Brock University students.
QUOTABLE“It’s unfortunate, because for sure every time I come out to the track and compete, I want to put on a show. This time, I have to be smart. I want to wear the USA uniform and bring home a medal [in London]. That’s what it’s really about,” two-time Olympic triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor, who was required by rules to compete at nationals even though he has a wildcard spot to worlds. He fouled on his first attempt and then called it a day. He flew in from Amsterdam the night before.CONFIDENCE BOOSTTeenager Candace Hill dominated the 100 to win the junior national championship and earn a trip to Pan American junior championships in Peru. She’s hoping the confidence carries over to Saturday, when she steps up to the senior level for the 200. A trip to London will be on the line.“This reminds me of what my potential is,” said the 18-year-old Hill, who signed a 10-year sponsorship deal with ASICS in December 2015.FACTS & FIGURESVashti Cunningham won the high jump. She’s the daughter of longtime NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. … Paul Chelimo set a meet record in winning the 5,000. … Will Claye won the triple jump. … Shelby Houlihan held off Shannon Rowbury for the victory in the women’s 5,000.ON DECKWorld record-holder Keni Harrison goes for the title in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday. She’s already qualified for worlds, courtesy of her Diamond League title. She hasn’t raced much since breaking her hand at a meet in early May. Gatlin edges Coleman pic.twitter.com/xhgpR8ffSE— Joe Fleming (@ByJoeFleming) June 24, 2017SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one.A changing of the guard? Not on his watch.The 35-year-old Gatlin surged past up-and-comer Christian Coleman to win the 100 meters on Friday night at the U.S. Track and Field Championships. To celebrate, Gatlin sidestepped back down the track.At 21 and coming off an NCAA title, Coleman was the sprinter all set to usher in a new era. It will have to wait.Gatlin finished in 9.95 seconds to edge Coleman by 0.03 seconds. Both are products of the University of Tennessee and both are now Nike-sponsored runners, with Coleman just signing a three-year deal. Christopher Belcher finished third.“These guys are just starting their career off,” said Gatlin, who’s been dealing with nagging quad/groin injuries. “I have to make sure I stay hungry.’”Awaiting the trio in August, Jamaican Usain Bolt at the World Championships in London.“The sweet thing about it is there are two hungry guys who have no nervousness about [Bolt] and are hungry to make a name for themselves,” Gatlin said.Gatlin proved he still has plenty left, too.“He never lost it. He’s a good competitor,” Coleman said. “It was a good race. Looking forward to many more.”In the women’s 100 final, Olympic silver medalist Tori Bowie got off to a blazing start and never looked back. She finished in 10.94 seconds to beat Deajah Stevens. Ariana Washington was third, while Allyson Felix finished last.The highlights of Day 2 from nationals:DID YOU SEE THAT?Paralympian Patrick “Blake” Leeper, running on carbon-fiber prosthetics, ran 45.25 seconds in the semifinals of the 400 meters to break the T43 world record held by Oscar Pistorius of South Africa. Leeper wound up seventh in his heat and didn’t qualify for the final.“Pretty cool to say I broke it. I’m in the world record books,” said Leeper, who was born without legs due to a congenital birth defect.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Heritage campaigners have hit out at the “depressing” decision to build a huge test track for driverless cars on the site of the Battle of Bosworth.A council planning committee voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing Japanese-owned automotive company Horiba Mira to build a new £26 million testing facility on the battlefield.The decision to build a 1.2 million square foot test track prompted outcry as more than 4,000 people signed a petition calling for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to reject the plans.But the move to allow cars to be tested at speeds approaching 155mph on the site where Richard III was defeated by Henry Tudor in 1485 was backed by 12 votes to five.A spokesman for heritage charity The Battlefields Trust said it was “a very depressing result”. He added: “This country is going to lose a massive heritage asset.” The Battle of Bosworth in 1485 settled the Wars of the Roses, and brought about the death of England’s last Plantagenet king and the Tudor dynasty to the throne. The area where the track will be built is part of Historic England’s registered battle zone. Opponents claimed it would destroy an important area and block the view from where Henry Tudor first saw Richard III’s army.The council said it believes the opportunities presented by the development outweigh the negatives. It tweeted: “In reaching the decision the local planning authority has weighed the harm to the designated battlefield against the significant economic benefits that the scheme would deliver to the local and national economy.”Historic England described the battle as “one of the most pivotal in English history” in a letter to the council urging them to reject the plans before the vote. The Trust also vowed to appeal against the decision at the highest level of government, it added in a statement.The test centre will prevent the battle from being presented in its entirety, the spokesman said, adding that this will mean the site is a less attractive tourist destination.”It is like watching Saving Private Ryan without seeing the first 20 minutes,” the spokesman said. Artist impression of the new track proposed for part of the Battle of Bosworth site
Les phtalates causeraient une baisse de la fertilitéLe système endocrinien masculin serait fortement perturbé par les phtalates, un composé chimique très présent dans notre quotidien…Les phtalates que l’on trouve dans les matières plastiques, le PVC, la peinture industrielle ou les films alimentaires serait en cause directement dans la chute du nombre de spermatozoïdes chez l’homme. L’exposition aux phtalates serait responsable d’une baisse de la production de testostérone.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une étude menée par trois équipes de chercheurs français a permis de mettre en lumière un lien existant entre l’exposition aux phtalates et la baisse de la fertilité masculine. On trouve ces phtalates dans nombre de produits que nous consommons au quotidien : produits laitiers, margarines, poissons et viandes et même dans les céréales.L’INRS avertit par ailleurs qu’une surdose de phtalates – plus de 5 grammes – pourrait avoir de graves conséquences sur le développement du fœtus et du nouveau-né. Des examens pratiqués chez le rat montrent que les phtalates provoquent outre la baisse de la fertilité, des atrophies testiculaires, une baisse du poids du foetus, des malformations et même parfois la mort des foetus. A la suite de cette étude, le Réseau environnement santé appelle à ce que la législation soit renforcée.Le 13 avril 2012 à 17:30 • Maxime Lambert
Battle Team Rocket in New ‘Pokemon Go’ Update‘Pokemon Sleep’ Puts Pocket Monsters in Your Dreams Pokemon Go was the biggest thing happening in the gaming world this past summer. It seemed as if everywhere you’d look, someone was playing this addictive mobile game (and hopefully not getting hit by vehicles in the process). Despite the buzz surrounding the game, the Pokemon Go craze fizzled out relatively quickly.Even though it isn’t the big thing anymore, Pokemon Go still has plenty of folks playing it daily. Dedicated and lapsed players alike will be happy to know that a new Halloween-themed event will be going on from October 26 to November 1. This update will add special rewards during Halloween.If you’re going trick-or-treating with your kids or with your nieces and nephews (or for yourself, we don’t judge) you’ll encounter more “spooky Pokemon” like Haunter, Gastly, and Gengar. You’ll also notice more Drowzee and Zubat Pokemon as well — though it’s unclear why, as they aren’t exactly frightening. I guess a bat can be scary, but a… whatever Drowzee is?Since it is Halloween, players will earn more candy. There will also be double the rewards for catching and then transferring new Pokemon to the professor. In addition, there are increased rewards for having a buddy Pokemon set up.This Halloween-themed event is a perfect way to bring back lapsed Pokemon Go players. With Fall underway and Winter not too far behind, it would be wise for Niantic to do more of these holiday events to get people out of the house to play the game. It wouldn’t be too hard to imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas themed updates in the next few months where people have to find Pokemon hiding under fallen leaves or snow. Stay on target
SEATTLE (AP) — Three skiers were killed Sunday when an avalanche swept them far down an out-of-bounds canyon at a popular resort, but a fourth skier caught up in the slide was saved by a safety device, authorities said.The four were among three groups of skiers — about a dozen people in all — making their way through a foot and a half of fresh snow on the back side of Stevens Pass, in the Cascade Mountains northeast of Seattle, when the avalanche hit. All were buried to some extent, but the men who died were swept about 1,500 feet down a chute in the Tunnel Creek Canyon area, King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Katie Larson said.Most of the other skiers, all well-equipped, were able to free themselves and rushed to dig out the victims. They performed CPR on the three men to no avail, Larson said. The fourth skier who was swept far down the mountain, a woman, appeared to avoid a similar fate because of the avalanche safety device she was wearing, Larson said. Larson didn’t immediately have other details about the device.
Hyderabad: “He is probably the first person to have developed a six-pack with yoga,” says Mani Naidu who was with Mayur Karthik at Begumpet. The potential of yoga is such that one can take it up as per one’s need – for happiness or fitness.HAPPINESS PROGRAMGurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will teach secrets to a happy, dynamic and stress-free life through the Happiness Program to over one lakh people between August 16 to 18. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us “Stress is when you have too much to do, very little time to do it and no energy to do the task,” says Gurudev, “But what you can do is increase your energy. Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and Sudarshan Kriya give you more energy for the day and makes you more productive.”The cornerstone of the Happiness Program is Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful rhythmic breathing technique cognised by Gurudev. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us This unique breathing technique eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving one calm yet energized, focused yet relaxed.Mayur, a Master in Biological Sciences and B Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation from BITS Pilani, was always a fitness freak but a course in Sudershan Kriya in 2009 was the turning point in his life. Advertise With Us “I was a hardcore fitness freak and used to go to the gym regularly but the yearning to experience yoga in the highest form and to get to know the real essence of yoga led me to the Sri Sri School of Yoga,” he said. This was in 2011. Mayur was spotted by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living who taught him Yoga, and today he leads yoga sessions for many programmes and courses at the Art of Living International Centre, Bengaluru. At present, in Hyderabad for a four-day detox programme at the Manas Ganga Ashram at Narsingi, he says, thanks to the Modi Government, yoga has received a fillip and people from all walks are getting interested in it. Many are now looking at yoga as a career, he says. What is interesting is youth are taking up yoga in a big way and it augurs well for society. When asked how one chooses a particular type of yoga as there are so many variants, he says, “One can take up according to one’s need. For happiness, there is no parell. A lot of healing happens, the mind becomes clear, memory becomes trauma free, body becomes healthy and the mind becomes focused. Life becomes enriched.” He is in the city to for a detox programme that includes asanas, pranayam, mudras and detox process-shanka prakshalan. Why don’t you join us he says, as he signs off.
Jatiya Party MP Mahjabeen Morshed. File PhotoAnti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday filed cases against parliament member from Jatiya Party Mahjabeen Morshed, her husband and five others in connection with the embezzlement of around Tk. 275 crore of Basic Bank, reports UNB.ACC assistant director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar told UNB that ACC filed two cases against seven persons in connection with allegation of embezzling money from the state owned Basic Bank.Assistant director of the ACC Mohammad Sirajul Huq filed two cases with Double Mooring police station in Chittagong city in this connection on 9-10 January respectively.The anti-corruption authority filed the first case against the JP MP and managing director of IG Navigation Limited, director of the company Syed Mozaffor Hossain and Kazi Fakhrul Islam for misappropriating over Tk. 1.41 billion.On the other hand, the second case was filed against her husband and managing director Crystal Steel and Ship Breaking Ltd Murad Ibrahim for allegedly misappropriating Tk. 1.34 billion.
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. (PhysOrg.com) — Ecovative. It’s a word that may not have made it to your Webster’s yet, but it has made it to 21st century design and technology. Ecovative is a movement, actually, that employs naturally available materials to create sustainable, replaceable, eco-friendly, cost-effective tools for the future. Citation: Prysm’s Ecovative Laser Phosphor Displays (LPDs): Consumer Tech Will Have To Wait (2010, January 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-prysm-ecovative-laser-phosphor-lpds.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com Samsung Develops World’s Largest (32”) LCD Panel Without a Color Filter Prysm, a 2005 start-up company in San Jose, California, recently released some tantalizing information about an ecovative technology it has on its plate: a laser phosphor display (LPD), to be unveiled next month at the Integrated Systems Europe trade show in Amsterdam. Prysm’s LPD meets three of the requirements to be considered ecovative right now. The fourth, cost-effectiveness, will come over time. LPD will initially cost more than its rivals to install, but will use 75 percent less energy to create its display.This is essentially how the cost savings are achieved: Instead of transferring images using liquid crystals (LCD) or electronic semiconductors (LED), the LPD uses layers of phosphor in a solid structure such as glass. The phosphors emit red, green, and blue colors rapidly when the laser, reflected by many mirrors, scans their surface. There is very little filtering required in the LPD process, which usually comprises the bulk of energy use. Additionally, the phosphor is inactive during the scanning process, so it can never break down and require replacementThere are many other advantages of LPD, as the inventors, Roger Hajjar and Amit Jain, principles at Prysm, tell it. One really attractive feature, making LPD perfect for large advertising spaces, is that the phosphor pixels can be any shape, from small squares to long ribbons. This means that the pixels can bend to any size or shape display; an example being the theatre screen in the concept above. In fact, LPD can go from a small image to a huge one and back again with no distortion. Imagine that, Photoshoppers!LPD can change images faster than LCD and LED technologies as well, making it an invaluable option for many real-time settings, such as space and weather stations, trading exchanges, broadcasting, airports, and security settings.Maybe down the line, LPD will be the hottest thing to hit TV, computers, and smart phones… but don’t throw away your LCD and LED screens just yet. Prysm is marketing its LPD technology to the big screen, as in very big screen, first. Advertising displays in large cities, airports, cinemas, stadiums, command centers, financial center, and shopping malls will be among the first customers for LPD. Just think how much money Las Vegas could save! Prysm Theatre. Image credit: Prysm More information: — How Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) Works: www.prysm.com/about_lpd.html Explore further
Surgeons remove gall bladder through belly button to prevent scars 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. Image: Belly Button Biodiversity Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Multiple new strains of bacteria discovered in the human belly button (2011, July 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-multiple-strains-bacteria-human-belly.html (Medical Xpress) — New research released this week may find you spending a few extra minutes in the shower scrubbing your belly button. Researchers from the Belly Button Biodiversity project, led by Jiri Hulcr from North Carolina State University, have revealed their first round of DNA results and reveal the discovery of some 1,400 strains of bacteria living inside volunteer’s belly buttons, and 662 of those are unrecognized strains. The team of researchers solicited samples from volunteer’s belly buttons and then took the samples back to the lab to cultivate and analyze the content. They extracted DNA from the bacterial samples and compared it to DNA information that can be found on public databases. What they discovered was that 40 species account for about 80 percent of all the bacteria found in belly buttons. However, they discovered 662 that are currently unrecognized strains and are believed to be new to science. Two of the volunteers that provided belly button swabs were New Scientist journalist Peter Aldhous and science writer Carl Zimmer. While Aldhous apparently is an avid belly button scrubber, revealing no bacterial colonies in his navel, Zimmer’s swab revealed 53 species of bacteria. Zimmer described in his own column how the results showed that out of those 53 species, 35 were found in other participants of the study, but he had 17 different species in his navel that no one else had. One species, Marimonas, has only been seen previously in the ocean, and another, Georginia, has only been found in the soils of Japan.In looking over the projects website, Belly Button Biodiversity, you can see that the purpose of this project is to raise awareness and interest in microbiology. The idea that our skin is covered in a vast array of life that very little is really known about is the purpose of the project. They chose the belly button as their target skin sample because it is isolated and a great place for microbes to take up residence. They compare this skin exploration to that of the first explorers reaching the sands of a new continent. While this project was created to help learn and teach about the life found on your skin, the project’s initial results are making a real contribution to better understanding microbial diversity.This round was limited to bacteria, so who knows just what fungi, viruses, or other creatures could be calling your navel home.
Microsoft to shut down Windows 7 Games Servers on January 22, 2020 by Martin Brinkmann on July 09, 2019 in Windows – Last Update: July 09, 2019 – 15 commentsMicrosoft revealed in a forum post on the official Microsoft Answers forum that it plans to shut down games servers for games that require Internet connectivity for its Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows ME operating systems.Windows 7 has just a few months of support left under its belt. Microsoft will end support for the operating system on January 14, 2020 after a last Tuesday Patch Day for the operating system in January 2020.Notifications about the upcoming end of support are already pushed to customer devices.Enterprise and Education customers may extend support by up to three years but everyone else is out of luck. Windows 7 systems will continue to work for the most part but some features may become unavailable.Microsoft Internet Games that are part of Windows 7 won’t be playable anymore starting January 22, 2020.Microsoft will shut down game servers on that day for Windows 7 games. Game servers for Windows XP or ME games will be shut down on July 31, 2019 so that the games won’t work anymore on these systems.Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows XP and ME will end on July 31, 2019.Microsoft Internet Games services on Windows 7 will end on January 22, 2020.Here is the list of affected games and the operating systems the games are available on.Internet Backgammon (XP/ME, 7)Internet Checkers (XP/ME, 7)Internet Spades (XP/ME, 7)Internet Hearts (XP/ME)Internet Reversi (XP/ME)MSN Go (7)Microsoft notes that players will be able to play these games until the server shutdown date.Current players may enjoy the games until the dates above, when game services will cease, and the games listed will no longer be playable.It is unclear at this point whether the games will show an error message on start that informs players that game servers are no longer available, or if they will simply show connection errors (which they did in the past when game servers were not available).Microsoft removed many of the classic games in Windows 8. Windows 8 users have options to install games from the Windows Store.Closing WordsMicrosoft shutting down game servers quickly after Windows 7 support end may not sit well with gamers on these machines as Microsoft kept game servers for Windows XP and even Windows ME up for years after support end.It is Microsoft’s decision in the end and there is little that customers may do in this regard. If you ask me, I’d loved to have seen Microsoft open sourcing the games and game servers so that they could live on as independent products.Now You: What is your take on the decision? (via Windows Latest)SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft to shut down Windows 7 Games Servers on January 22, 2020DescriptionMicrosoft will shut down games servers for games that require Internet connectivity for its Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows ME operating systems.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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