Several injured stars return to USWNT roster

first_imgTierna Davidson, McCall Zerboni and Kelley O’Hara have returned from injuries to make the U.S. women’s national team roster for friendlies against France and Spain.The U.S. will kick off 2019 with a pair of matches in Europe – at World Cup host France on Jan. 19 and at Spain on Jan. 22. U.S. head coach Jill Ellis has named a 26-player roster for those matches, which includes three key players returning from injuries.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Davidson, a rising defensive star, fractured her ankle in September, while Zerboni broke her elbow in September. O’Hara has been out since having ankle surgery in October. The U.S. will have a one-week training camp in Portugal before heading to France and then Spain. “It’s a real positive to start the year with this training period in Portugal and then play two top teams in France and Spain away,” Ellis said in a federation release.”Finding ways to be successful against European teams in Europe is something every team in the World Cup will have to do to advance deep into the tournament, so this is an essential trip in our prep for the summer.” Following the two friendlies, the U.S. will take on Japan, England and Brazil in the SheBelieves Cup in late February and early March as they continue preparing for the 2019 World Cup.  USWNT roster (caps/goals)GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3/0), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 38/0)DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 30/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 12/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 75/24), Emily Fox (UNC; 2/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 149/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 26/0)MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 81/6), Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 73/18), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 62/7), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 20/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 41/8), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 7/0)FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 142/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 265/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 3/1), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride;153/98), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 106/46), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 43/12), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 145/41)last_img read more

The American fullback with a chance to shine at the Gold Cup

first_imgNick Lima has endured some serious highs and lows in 2019, but he could be primed for what could be the biggest high of his career to date.The San Jose Earthquakes defender heads into the Concacaf Gold Cup expected to be the U.S. national team’s starting right back, stepping into the void left by injuries to stars DeAndre Yedlin and Tyler Adams. He will have the task of trying to handle the hybrid role Gregg Berhalter has created, one which combines the right back and defensive midfield roles into a demanding, but potentially influential role that could make Lima a key figure at the Gold Cup.Lima having any role at all at the Gold Cup didn’t look like a sure thing as recently as three months ago, when he was in the midst of the low point of his 2019. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? His year began with the high of impressing in his first look with the U.S. national team, starring in the team’s early friendlies, sparking talk that he could be a strong option at right back for the full team.The good vibes from that strong start quickly disappeared when he rejoined the San Jose Earthquakes, and saw his playing time diminish along with his hold on his natural right back role. That played a part in Lima failing to see any playing time in the U.S. national team’s March friendlies,  which came right before he was benched by Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda.”It was easy at first to look at it as you’re being the victim in a situation that you shouldn’t be in,” Lima told Goal. “But that’s also the last way you should see it because then it stacks up on top and instead of two games not starting, or three games not starting, maybe it’s eight games or 10 games and you miss a whole season or half a season.”Anyone in that situation is going to be taken aback by it,” said Lima, who was benched for three matches before regaining a starting role, though at left back, for San Jose. “You’re going to be emotional, it just depends on how much. After I was, then it was ‘This sucks, I don’t want to be in this position, not starting’, and you have to just be able to step away from the emotions and make decisions that will put you in a place where you’re starting again.”I just had to buckle down, it was a challenge, no different than when I went to January camp.”Lima’s 2019 began with a call-up the USMNT’s January camp as the third right back on the depth chart, behind Reggie Cannon and Keegan Rosenberry. He was even tried out as a central defender in a three-man setup, but when given the opportunity to play in Berhalter’s hybrid right back role, Lima stood out. He surpassed Cannon and Rosenberry on the depth chart, and wound up starting both friendlies following the camp, earning man-of-the–match honors in a 3-0 win against Panama, then impressing in front of his home San Jose fans at Avaya Stadium in a win against Costa Rica.Nick Lima Gregg Berhalter USMNT 01272019Those games showed what Lima could do in Berhalter’s system, qualities that stood out once again in the USMNT’s recent loss to Venezuela, where Lima earned another man-of-the-match nod. His ability to handle the right back-specific portion of the role didn’t come as a surprise given how well Lima has performed at right back in his years with the Earthquakes, but his ability to transition into the defensive midfield side of the role is what has been even more impressive, and what makes him the best available candidate to fill a spot that was originally earmarked for Tyler Adams before he was forced to miss the Gold Cup.”It’s a big role because you’re moving inside, you’re able to break lines and make dangerous passes, but you’re also able to attack the width, be dynamic on the outside going in, on the inside going out,” Lima said. “Obviously you’re a defender shutting things down, but also creating transition moments. You can have an impact in all aspects of a game, so whomever is in that role in the system is an important player.”Lima also knows the Gold Cup could help boost his stock on the international market, with foreign scouts sure to take in the tournament in search of talent. Lima has made no secret of his desire to eventually make a move to Europe, and a strong showing in the Gold Cup could help facilitate a move.”It’s a big platform, a big stage, and my first opportunity and I’m extremely excited about being able to help the team any way I can,” Lima said. “As a kid, you always dream of representing your nation in tournaments, along with also playing for the biggest clubs in the world and playing in Europe. Those are the goals, and this Gold Cup is my first chance to realize that experience.”On a team with plenty of big names, such as Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Michael Bradley, Lima isn’t generating much hype heading into the Gold Cup, but given the role he’ll play, and the fact he’s stepping in for standouts like Yedlin and Adams, Lima could wind up as one of the USMNT’s breakout players.”You’re talking about two of the top players in the nation, so it’s big shoes to fill, but at the same time it’s next time up for whoever it is,” Lima told Goal. “It’s an exciting opportunity, and if it’s me I’ll absolutely be ready to grind.”last_img read more

ESPN Computer’s Updated Iowa Game-By-Game Predictions

first_imgIowa all-conference tackle Tristan Wirfs gets hyped up before a game with his Hawkeye teammates.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 23: Offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs #74 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates with teammates after their match-up against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 23, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa football enters Week 3 at 2-0, with perhaps its biggest rivalry game on deck. The Hawkeyes head to Ames for a showdown with 1-0 Iowa State.This edition of the Cy-Hawk game brings some extra juice as well. Ames will be the site of College GameDay for the first time ever.Per ESPN’s Football Power Index, Iowa football has a slight edge entering the game. The metric gives Iowa a 57.7-percent to knock off the Cyclones for a fifth straight year.Iowa owns a 44-22 all-time edge in the rivalry, which has been played annually since the late 1970s after a long layoff in the mid-20th Century. Per the FPI, Iowa is on track to finish with a projected record of 8.5-3.8. You can round that to 9-3, using the game-by-game percentages calculated by the system.Here are those individual game win percentage numbers:Sept. 14 – at Iowa State: 57.7-percent chance to winSept. 28 – vs. Middle Tennessee: 94.1-percentOct. 5 – at Michigan: 34.6-percentOct. 12 – vs. Penn State: 38.2-percentOct. 19 – vs. Purdue: 84.1-percentOct. 26 – at Northwestern: 73.4-percentNov. 9 – at Wisconsin: 27.8-percentNov. 16 – vs. Minnesota: 72.8-percentNov. 23 – vs. Illinois: 88.2-percentNov. 29 – at Nebraska: 65.8-percentFPI gives a 9.4-percent chance of Iowa winning the Big Ten Conference, and even a 0.2-percent chance of winning out. That would set up a likely showdown with Ohio State (with Michigan and Penn State each losing to Iowa in the regular season), in the title game, with the College Football Playoff on the line.I certainly wouldn’t bet on it, but yes Hawkeye fans, FPI is saying there’s a chance.[ESPN]last_img read more

Sony’s X900B 4K LED TV and its big-boy speakers make for a majestic cinema in your home

first_img Merlot is Back: 5 Wines You Should Be Drinking Right Now This High-Proof Shochu Could Make Vodka Irrelevant The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel Live the High Line Life at This Zaha Hadid-Designed Penthouse Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men After several years of enduring complaints about how bad flat-screen televisions sounded, Sony finally decided to do something about it. The result is what you see here, the X900B series 4K television with its integrated audio system, which flanks the TV’s jet-black screen with an array of speakers. And while it seems the public is on the fence about whether the speakers are an aesthetically pleasing addition, everyone seems to agree: The X900B sounds amazing, and it’s got a stellar picture to match.The X900B sits just below Sony’s top-of-the-line television for this year, the X950B. As such, it doesn’t feature the full array of LED backlights that are found in the the flagship model, but you’d be hard pressed to figure that out just by looking at it. The X900B has excellent black levels and contrast for an LED television, and its colors virtually pop off of the screen. The TV’s resolution is excellent when playing back Ultra High Definition content, but, more importantly, it’s processing chops make 1080p HD look stellar too.The television’s design is both attractive and curious. With a nearly all-glass face and super-thin metallic bezel, the TV looks like a blacked out window into another world, but then there’s those speakers, which add a lot of width to the TV, and an interesting triangular profile, since the cabinet widens toward the bottom to allow more space for bass reproduction.While not everyone is an instant fan of the how the speakers look, one listen to the TV in action proves that Sony achieved its objective of creating a television that is as fun to listen to as it is to watch. The TV is capable of some very impressive bass, reproduces dialog with crystal clarity, and delights its viewers with sweeping stereo effects. Overall, the sound is as big as the picture. And with sizes ranging up to 79-inches, that picture can be very big indeed.If the X900B’s stark speakers and elevated price tag don’t suit you, check out the X850B, a step down model without the big speakers and a considerably lower price tag, but with comparable picture performance.Check out Digital Trends’ review of the X900B here. Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Five stories in the news for today July 21

first_imgFive stories in the news for Friday, July 21———B.C. WILDFIRE STATE OF EMERGENCY HITS TWO-WEEK MARKToday marks two weeks since raging wildfires that have displaced thousands of people British Columbia forced the province to call a state of emergency. Premier John Horgan has said he would extend the order for an additional two weeks since many of the 43,000 people who had to flee their homes in the province’s Interior will not yet be able to return. More than 100 fires are still active.———OMAR KHADR QUARREL TESTS BIPARTISANSHIP ON NAFTAFederal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is unrepentant about complaining in the American media about the Omar Khadr payment. Members of the Trudeau government have accused him and other Conservatives of poisoning Americans against Canada on the brink of the North American Free Trade Agreement talks. But Scheer says any American backlash over the Khadr payment is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s fault.———SEARCH ON FOR 2 BURUNDI TEENS SEEN ENTERING CANADAU.S. authorities say two of six Burundi teenagers who went missing after an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C., have been seen crossing the border into Canada. Police say they have no indication of foul play in their disappearance. Canadian officials would not say if the two students reported to have been seen crossing the border — a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old — had made refugee claims.———AGRICULTURE MINISTERS WRAP UP TWO DAYS OF TALKSFederal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay wraps up talks with his provincial and territorial counterparts today in St. John’s, NL. One topic being discussed is the AgriStability program, which provides support for farmers experiencing crop failures or large losses. MacAuley says he’s heard from farmers who want assurances there won’t be a lapse in the program, adding he’s confident that won’t take place.———QUEBEC GAS VENDOR PREPARES FOR ELECTRIC CARSOne of the largest gas retailers in Canada is looking to Norway for guidance on how to adapt to growing electric car sales. Alimentation Couche-Tard, a Quebec-based convenience store company, established a foothold in the Scandinavian country five years ago with its purchase of Statoil ASA’s fuel and retail operations. It says it wants to ensure it will still appeal to customers if they no longer need to fill up on gas.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appear at a Liberal Party reception in Halifax.— Statistics Canada will release the retail trade figures for May and the consumer price index for June.last_img read more

PartyNextDoor shouted out his mom at hometown show review

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook What should have been a triumphant homecoming turn for the Mississauga-raised R&B auteur Jahron Anthony Brathwaite — who gifted Rihanna and Drake with 2016’s arguable single of the year, “Work,” and whose latest album, P3, cracked the Billboard chart in August at No. 4 in Canada and No. 3 in the U.S. — felt oddly perfunctory even before Party himself conceded three-quarters of the way through his 70-minute set that his heart hadn’t really been in the evening’s lacklustre party all along. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I didn’t really wanna come out here tonight. I wasn’t really feeling it,” he confessed. “It’s nothing to do with y’all. It’s just been an awkward day, that’s all.”It wasn’t clear what made the day awkward.Holdups at the border were reportedly responsible for delaying the scheduled 1 p.m. opening of a PartyNextDoor pop-up shop at 5 Brock Ave. on Thursday by about five hours — set to reopen on Friday, promising the possibility of an appearance by Party himself — so it’s entirely possibly Brathwaite and his crew were simply exhausted on their way back from a Monday-night gig in New York. The fact that onetime OVO associate the Weeknd elected to host a pre-release listening party for his new record, Starboy, mere blocks away from Rebel in a studio on Commissioners St. while PartyNextDoor, the first actual signing to Drake’s label, locally celebrated the release of his own latest album might have stung a bit, too. Login/Register With: Prediction: PartyNextDoor kills it at Rebel on Friday evening.He’s got some unfinished business to do in Toronto. He didn’t kill it on Thursday night at the venue — the notably improved, if still logistically remote, Toronto port lands space formerly known as Sound Academy and the Docks. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

US to remain engaged with Sri Lanka

The United States will remain engaged with Sri Lanka despite some differences of opinion on the political front, the U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Wednesday.In a message released in Colombo to mark America’s Independence Day, the U.S. envoy in Colombo Patricia Butenis noted that the Sri Lankan government has made progress on the resettlement issue and post war development. She also said that her government will continue with the development programs with the public and private sector in Sri Lanka while helping especially the communities most affected by the conflict. (Xinhua) “When I arrived in 2009 the war had just ended and there were literally hundreds of thousands of displaced people that needed to be resettled. Now that’s down to just a few thousand. The government has also made great progress with the rehabilitation of ex-combatants. Demining is another significant achievement,” she said. The United States had in March sponsored a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR), a resolution which Sri Lanka had termed as ill timed and unwarranted.The resolution had called on the government to implement the recommendations of a local war commission known as the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).“On the political level we have had to weather some storms. But we’ve come through, and I am certain of our future cooperation. As a friend the United states will continue to partner with Sri Lanka as it moves from a post conflict nation to one truly at peace with others and with itself,” Butenis said. Most of rebels who surrendered to the military have also been rehabilitated and released back into society but the most hardcore rebels remain in prison.Butenis noted however that there still remains a lot to be done and her government stands ready to help Sri Lanka to move forward. The Sri Lankan military defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels three years ago after 30 years of war and the government has almost completed the resettlement of over 300,000 war displaced in the north. read more

Will The PGA Championship Be Jordan Spieths Great White Whale

* With a career grand slam on the line (i.e., after winning the other three majors, but not counting any cuts made after a slam was collected). Nine of Snead’s cuts at the U.S. Open were made before 1958.Source: ESPN Rory McIlroyThe Masters3 PLAYERMISSING MAJORCUTS MADE*SUCCESS? Tiger WoodsBritish Open1✓ Phil MickelsonU.S. Open2 Raymond FloydBritish Open7 Winning that last major is hard, especially when it’s the PGAGolf’s career grand slam candidates since 1958 Tom WatsonPGA Championship17 When modern-era golfers have needed either the U.S. or British Open to cap off the slam, they’ve had at least some success — three wins against 35 cuts made after winning his first three majors.3This includes the nine pre-1958 cuts Snead made at the U.S. Open after he’d picked up the other three majors; we grandfathered him into the data because he also made 10 cuts at the U.S. Open after the modern era began. And the two players who’ve needed only the Masters as their coup de grace, Lee Trevino and Rory McIlroy, are only oh-for-16 in terms of wins versus cuts made. But between Palmer and Watson, slam-seekers are winless in their 38 cuts at the PGA, a record of futility Spieth will try to chip away at.Watson got close at the PGA before the career grand slam was on the line — he finished in a tie for second at Oakmont Country Club in 1978, though he hadn’t yet won the U.S. Open at that stage of his career. He’d get his first chance at the career slam in the summer of 1982 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma — and he put forth a solid effort, finishing in a tie for ninth on the leaderboard. But in his subsequent 23 starts at the PGA Championship, Watson would never get closer than fifth.Palmer, meanwhile, got his first shot at career-slam glory at the 1964 PGA Championship in Columbus, Ohio. He hit it well all week but ended up three strokes back of winner Bobby Nichols, in a tie for second with Nicklaus. It was a tough pill to swallow for sure, but Palmer would get many more whacks at his slam; Nichols would never win another major.But the PGA disappointments kept piling up. At the 1968 PGA Championship in San Antonio, Texas, Palmer entered Sunday two strokes back of leader Frank Beard and saw an opening when Beard blew up in the final round. But 48-year-old (!) Julius Boros played a little better, edging Palmer by a single stroke with a final-round 69.Palmer’s window was closing, but ’68 wouldn’t be his last near-miss. That would come at the 1970 PGA Championship — also played at Southern Hills — where he, for the third time in seven seasons, finished in a tie for second. That meant one of the greatest golfers ever came within a few shots of reaching the sport’s zenith on three separate occasions, only to fall short because of a bad chip here or a poor read there.Now Jordan Spieth — a 24 year-old who celebrated his first birthday two weeks before Palmer was cut from the final PGA Championship in which he appeared — has a chance to do what Palmer couldn’t.Spieth’s path won’t be easy, though — he’ll have to contend with McIlroy, a two-time PGA Championship winner who holds the course record at Quail Hollow4He shot 61 there at the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship. and who — oh, by the way — is also just one major shy of the career grand slam. (He only needs to check off a Masters victory.) Spieth may be golf’s wunderkind du jour, but it wasn’t long ago that McIlroy was the player everyone believed might challenge Jack and Tiger for GOAT status. And despite Spieth’s bid to make history this weekend, McIlroy is the tournament favorite.So it should be a fun duel: Spieth and McIlroy are two of the best golfers in the world and have been for a while. For the 2017 PGA season, Spieth ranks first in strokes gained approaching the green, fourth in total strokes gained on average, seventh in strokes gained from tee to green, 18th in strokes gained around the green, and 47th in strokes gained from putting. (Strokes gained is a statistic that measures how golfers pick up and lose strokes compared to the rest of the field. Spieth leading the PGA tour in strokes gained approaching the green means that, because his approach shots are so good, he is improving his score at a better clip than anyone else in the field. It also confirms what everyone is saying: Spieth is an excellent iron player.)What about McIlroy? He’s battled injury for much of the season, but when he has played, he’s been good. McIlroy hasn’t made enough starts in 2017 for his stats to qualify for the PGA leaderboards, but let’s have a look at them anyway. If he were ranked against the rest of the tour, McIlroy would be first in strokes gained from tee to green and in strokes gained off the tee. And McIlroy’s total strokes gained average would rank third on the tour. His play around and on the green hasn’t been great — he would be tied for 79th in strokes gained around the green and rank 96th in strokes gained from putting, if qualified — but then again, McIlroy’s strength has never been his putter. He’s a tee-to-green kind of player, and that part of his game is firing on all cylinders entering the PGA Championship. The field — and especially Spieth — should be very afraid.Whatever the outcome this Sunday, golf fans should be feeling pretty lucky right now — it’s possible Spieth and McIlroy could both achieve career grand slams by trading wins in the next two majors. But there are no guarantees in golf, especially when it comes to checking off the career slam at the PGA — just ask Palmer and Watson. Lee TrevinoThe Masters13 Gary PlayerU.S. Open3✓ Jack NicklausBritish Open3✓ Arnold PalmerPGA Championship21 Winning three of the four major championships in men’s professional golf is no easy feat. Only 18 golfers have ever done it,1And as we’ll see in the table below, only 11 have had a chance to cap off the career slam after 1958, when the PGA Championship switched to stroke play and thus began what’s generally regarded as the modern era of major championships. and of those, only five — Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen — have gone on to win the fourth and complete the career grand slam.2The tournaments that constitute a grand slam have changed over the years, so we’re only considering the definition in use since 1958: The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship.One of the 13 golfers stuck on three majors (poor guy, I know) is Jordan Spieth, who joined the club with his win at the British Open in July. And luckily for Spieth, the last major he needs to check off is the PGA Championship, which begins Thursday at the Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina. If Spieth wins, he’ll become the group’s sixth member — and the youngest at the time of his accession. Spieth is OK at golf, gang.But although the PGA is often regarded as the game’s weakest major, even the greatest golfers can get hung up trying to add it to their collection. Of the seven modern-era golfers who weren’t able to secure that elusive fourth major (not counting Spieth, who still has much of his career in front of him), two counted the PGA Championship as their white whale. One of those golfers was some guy named Arnold Palmer, and the other was Tom Watson — owners of 15 total majors between them. But for all their many accomplishments, the duo were never able to capture the Wanamaker Trophy. Sam SneadU.S. Open19 read more

La France compte toujours autant de fumeurs

first_imgLa France compte toujours autant de fumeursPrès de 5 ans après l’interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics, un bilan s’impose. Résultat : la mesure n’a pas vraiment eu d’effet, les Français sont encore très nombreux à fumer.Le 1er février 2007, la France imposait l’interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics fermés. Cette mesure visait à protéger les non-fumeurs du tabagisme passif, cette exposition à la fumée des autres et à ses substances nocives. Si les résultats sont visibles dans les lieux dits de convivialité (bars, restaurants…), les Français sont en revanche encore très nombreux à fumer, en comparaison avec leurs voisins européens. Il s’agit de convaincre plutôt que de contraindre, affirmait Xavier Bertrand, déjà ministre de la Santé, le 16 novembre 2006, jour de la publication du décret instaurant l’interdiction. “Ça a été un bénéfice considérable pour les salariés, en particulier ceux des cafés et restaurants”, assure Bertrand Dautzenberg, président de l’Office français du tabagisme. Il évoque une chute de 80% de la pollution des locaux par les particules fines, rapporte Romandie.com.De son côté, le député UMP Yves Bur, militant historique en faveur de l’interdiction, précise que cette mesure “a été formidablement bien accueillie par les gens”. Plus critique, l’association Droits des non fumeurs (DNF) reconnaît une avancée notable dans la protection contre le tabagisme passif, mais dénonce le manque de contrôles et les nombreuses dérives. Ainsi, un sondage réalisé en décembre par DNF révèle que 64% des Français indiquent avoir été en contact avec la fumée de cigarette dans un endroit dans lequel il est interdit de fumer au cours des six derniers mois, en particulier les quais de gare.Un nombre quotidien de cigarettes légèrement en baisse À lire aussiMarijuana, oreiller et cancer, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 1er juinD’après une récente enquête, 30% des Français de 18 à 75 ans fumaient quotidiennement en 2010, soit 2% de plus qu’en 2005. Le nombre moyen de cigarettes (ou équivalent) fumées chaque jour par les fumeurs réguliers est néanmoins en baisse (13,8 contre 15,3 cigarettes). Un maigre résultat selon les anti-tabac. “D’autres pays sont déjà en dessous de la barre des 20% de fumeurs, voire des 15%, souligne Yves Bur, qui rappelle que le tabac fait 15 fois plus de morts chaque année que les accidents de la route.Le député a révélé qu’il s’apprêtait à remettre au ministre le rapport d’un groupe de travail pour une stratégie de lutte contre le tabac à moyen et long terme. “Je vais faire quelques propositions assez fortes”, a-t-il confié à l’AFP.Le 27 janvier 2012 à 13:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This Crazy Japanese Burger Goes Inside Out With Cheese on the Outside

first_imgStay on target J.S. Burger Cafe in Shinjuku, Tokyo is known for its decadent food items, and a favorite has made a return to the menu. The Super Cheese Burger flips the script when it comes to traditional burger construction, putting emphasis on overloading the system with a cheese meltdown.The Super Cheese Burger uses two kinds of cheese: Camembert, a Norman cheese that is comparable to a stronger brie, and the classic champion of cheeses, cheddar. If they’re using two kinds of cheeses, though, wouldn’t they mix when melted? That’s not a problem with this burger due to its unique construction.To keep the distinct flavors of the camembert and cheddar, the Super Cheese Burger doesn’t follow standard burger conventions. Instead of bread of the top and bottom of the sandwich, two delicious hunks of camembert hold the monstrosity together. And I say monstrosity because it’s absolutely a monstrosity. Just look at that thing.via twitter.com/NatsuKazeOtokoThis burger isn’t without bread though. At the core of the sandwich is a delicious toasted bun. There’s also delicious beef patties, onions (which I could do without), and red lettuce (meh). The burger also comes with a side of maple syrup, which would probably contrast well with the creaminess of the Camembert.Surprisingly this burger is very affordable. It goes for ¥1,380 ($12.50), but you have to be on your toes if you want to get your hands on it. This burger is around for a limited time only, so make sure you pick one up if you’re in the area. You probably won’t see anything like it at any fast food chains here, and if you do it probably won’t be nearly as tasty. Just look at those cheese combinations! Amazing. You could try making one at home, but it’s probably best to try it straight from the source.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu last_img read more

Truth About Cats and Dogs Veganism Is an Option

first_img Biotech startup Wild Earth is developing “the new generation” of pet food: clean, high-protein snacks that are healthy, humane, and environmentally friendly.The first of the Berkeley-based firm’s products—”based on deep science”—consists of human-grade koji, a mold used in East Asian cuisine for making soy sauce, miso, and sake.Normally grown directly on rice, potatoes, and other grains, koji (Aspergillus oryzae) is mixed straight into Wild Earth’s beet sugar solution. As reported by National Geographic, the elixir gets pressed, sliced, and baked like tofu to create a cheese cracker-esque treat.“When our love for non-human animals turns into animal advocacy, many of us choose to live a vegan lifestyle,” San Francisco-area writer Alexis Croswell said in a Wild Earth blog post. “That means ensuring that our companion animals can thrive on a cruelty-free diet as well.”But before you ditch that new bag of pet food, consider what it means for your cat or dog.Without an official definition of “high protein” for animal feeds, it’s hard to know exactly where to draw the line.“It’s a little arbitrary,” veterinary nutritionist Amy Farcas told NatGeo. “For healthy dogs, there’s no upper limit of protein intake, meaning that as long as they also meet their dietary fat requirements, dogs can do well on a high-protein diet.”In other words: bring on the koji!“Of course, dogs still need protein. They are just perfectly capable of getting it from non-meat sources,” veterinarian Jennifer Coates wrote in a Wild Earth post.Cats, meanwhile, need meat to receive certain nutrients. They can tolerate a “certain amount of plant material in their diet,” Farcas said, but have higher requirements for protein or fat than dogs and humans.Wild Earth, expected to release their first pet treats by June and a kibble-based food later this year, is also developing a lab-grown, meat-based cat food made of cultured mouse cells. Mmm… Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike last_img read more

WSUVs accounting program endorsed

first_imgThe accounting program at Washington State University Vancouver is one of the first two in the nation to be endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants.The IMA endorses universities with undergraduate programs that enable students to pursue and earn the Certified Management Accountant credential.IMA helps accountants and financial professionals expand their skills, manage their organizations and enhance their careers.To qualify for the endorsement, a university’s accounting program must substantially cover the CMA exam content, have adequate faculty resources to deliver the content and be accredited by a recognized accreditation association, and a faculty member must be designated as an IMA campus advocate.Pennsylvania State University also was endorsed.last_img read more

Attorney claims Michael Irvin accuser discriminated against

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred is in South Florida to take a stand for rape and sexual assault victims in Broward County.Allred held a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Wednesday, alongside alleged victim Erica Berg, who accused former football star Michael Irvin of sexual assault.Allred said the State Attorney’s Office unnecessarily invaded Berg’s privacy during the investigation and discriminated against her.“Against the interest of victims, they should consider not only the alleged victim in that case, but the interest of all victims and the interest of justice, as well,” Allred said.Berg claims that she went back to Irvin’s hotel room at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel, where he drugged and raped her, back in March.Just last week, the State Attorney’s Office announced that Irvin would not be charged in the incident.The SAO said proper procedures were followed. last_img read more

Cardinal Throwers Have Solid Showing at the Illini Invitational

first_imgWomen’s Weight Throw1. Makenli Forrest – 20.72m/67-11.753. Halee Hudson – 19.30m/63-04.005. Carsen Cassell – 17.57m/57-07.75 Final Results Men’s Weight Throw2. Spencer Harris – 18.09m/59-04.253. Mitchell Kessler – 17.82m/58-05.75 Christian Buckley and Cade Richeson took third and fourth place in men’s shot put, respectively, to close out the day for Louisville. Buckley threw for 16.96m/55-07.75 while Richeson tossed 16.52m/54-02.50. In shot put, Rashida Harris led the Cardinals on the women’s side with a personal best throw of 15.41m/50-06.75. Victoria Farley took sixth place with a season-best throw of 13.95m/45-09.25. Illini InvitationalJanuary 26, 2019UI Armory | Champaign, Ill. Story Links Makenli Forrest started the morning by capturing the top spot in the women’s weight throw, throwing 20.72m/67-11.75 for the win. Halee Hudson threw a personal best 19.30m/63-04.00 for third place. Carsen Cassell rounded out the women’s weight throw competitors, taking fifth place at 17.57m/57-07.75. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Louisville track and field throwers competed at the Illini Invitational on Saturday afternoon, capturing the title in women’s weight throw and eight top-five finishes. On the men’s side, Spencer Harris tossed 18.09m/59-04.25 in the weight throw for second place while Mitchell Kessler finished right behind in third place with a personal best throw of 17.82m/58-05.75. Women’s Shot Put2. Rashida Harris – 15.41m/50-06.756. Victoria Farley – 13.95m/45-09.2511. Makenli Forrest – 13.16m/43-02.25 Print Friendly Version The full team will be back in action next weekend on Feb. 1 and 2 at the Power Five Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich. Men’s Shot Put3. Christian Buckley – 16.96m/55-07.754. Cade Richeson – 16.52m/54-02.50last_img read more

CNI Diocese in Kolkata gets 21st Bishop

first_imgKolkata: Paritosh Canning has taken over as the Bishop of the Calcutta Diocese of the Church of North India (CNI), with Probal Kanta Dutta being transferred. “Paritosh Canning, transferred from the Diocese of Barrackpore, will be installed as the new Bishop of Calcutta Diocese at 5:00 pm in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday,” Suresh Jacob, Executive member of Delhi Synod (the supreme supervisory, legislative and executive body of the Church of North India) told the press. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Canning will be the 21st Bishop of Calcutta Diocese with immediate effect, he said. Jacob explained that Dutta joined the Diocese here in the city after being transferred from Durgapur, but he has been sent back as his need was badly felt there. The CNI has 27 Diocese spread across 26 Indian states. Sharing his vision, the new Bishop, Canning said: “Our focus will be on youth and see that they get proper guidance. We will also work for the orphans and HIV patients”.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | February 23, 2012 St. Jude Children’s Hospital Selects Hitachi to Supply Proton Beam Therapy System News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Related Content February 23, 2012 — Hitachi Ltd. announced that it entered into an agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to provide its proton beam therapy (PBT) system. This technology has spot scanning capability for treating certain forms of cancer. The agreement includes PBT system maintenance for 10 years following completion of the systems’ installation.The system will be installed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. There will be three treatment rooms, two with rotating gantry systems and one with a fixed horizontal beam. The installed PBT system will be a compact design with a footprint approximately 40 percent smaller than that of conventional systems. Construction for facilities has begun and treatment using is expected to be offered in the fall of 2015.William Evans, Pharm.D, CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital said, “by bringing the technology to our campus, we will become the first center in the country offering this cutting-edge therapy solely for the purpose of treating children with brain tumors and other pediatric cancers. Currently, we ensure our patients needing this therapy receive it through collaboration with other institutions, but having the technology available here at St. Jude will enable a new level of service and convenience for our patients. In addition, it takes advantage of recent advances in the technology and will allow integration with our cutting-edge research programs.”Tatsuro Ishizuka, vice president, executive officer, president and CEO of power systems company, Hitachi Ltd. said, “it is an honor to have our technology recognized and to be selected to provide our PBT system. We are especially proud of the fact that our system has been selected by the premier pediatric oncology hospital and will be dedicated to the treatment of children.”PBT is an advanced type of radiation therapy used to treat adults and children with cancer. Protons, the atomic nucleus of hydrogen, are accelerated to high speeds and focused to deposit their energy in tumors. PBT has been shown to improve the quality of life for cancer patients since patients experience less radiation exposure to normal tissues and fewer side effects. In most cases, adults and children can continue with their normal daily activities while undergoing out-patient treatment.Since the 1990’s, interest in proton beam therapy as a form of cancer treatment has been rapidly increasing in the United States, given the growing demand for more advanced and less detrimental treatment modalities, interest in proton therapy is on the rise, with more and more hospitals and cancer treatment facilities venturing into this area. In December 2007, for the first time in the United States, Hitachi cleared the FDA Premarket Notification Special 510(k) for spot scanning irradiation technology.For more information: www.stjude.org, www.hitachi.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more last_img read more

Name that beach

first_imgSometimes it’s best to start the week with a little slice of heaven… and by that we mean a tempting view of Costa Rica’s coasts. Can you identify this Costa Rican beach, snapped by Andrés Madrigal?Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica dreamin’ Turn off your phone, turn on the twinkly lights The blue skies (and waves) of summer Bring on the high seasonlast_img read more

CHICAGO — The Latest on RB singer R Kelly all t

first_img CHICAGO — The Latest on R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):12:10 p.m.R&B singer R. Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child support payment was made on his behalf.Kelly was freed Saturday, three days after a judge ordered him jailed until he paid the total amount of back child support that he owed.Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges.Kelly spent a weekend in jail after his arrest last month and wasn’t freed until a 47-year-old suburban Chicago business owner posted his $100,000 bail. At the time, his defence attorney said Kelly’s finances were “a mess.”Kelly told “CBS This Morning” during an interview this past week that people had stolen money from his bank accounts. He offered no details.___11:30 a.m.R&B singer R. Kelly is set to be released from a Chicago jail.Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly will be released Saturday after someone paid $161,000 in back child support for him. She did not know who made the payment.It came three days after a judge ordered Kelly jailed until he paid the total amount he owed by that date.Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges.Kelly spent a weekend in jail after his arrest last month and wasn’t freed until a 47-year-old suburban Chicago business owner posted his $100,000 bail.___Check out the AP’s complete coverage of the investigations into R. Kelly.The Associated Press The Latest: R. Kelly released from jail after payment made by The Associated Press Posted Mar 9, 2019 10:13 am PDT In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 booking photo released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is R. Kelly. A Cook County Sheriff’s Office official says singer Kelly won’t be released from jail until he pays $161,000 in back child support he owes. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday during a hearing over the child support and that his next hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

FBME sues own investigators for whistleblowing in Cyprus

first_imgTwo British private investigators are being sued by the owners of FBME Bank for breaking confidentiality after it hired them to help fight money-laundering accusations but instead they blew the whistle to US and Cypriot authorities on alleged criminal activity within the bank, The Times reported on Monday.According to the report, the two former British police officers were hired by the Lebanese owners of Tanzanian-registered FBME Bank, which was operating in Cyprus, and which had its licence revoked by the island’s central bank in December 2015 after US authority FinCen described the lender as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern in July 2014. The Bank of Tanzania revoked FBME’s licence on May 5, 2017 and decided to liquidate the lender.Ayoub-Farid Michel Saab and Fadi Michel Saab, the brothers who owned FBME, hired Nigel Brown and Alec Leighton, both former British police officers, to help the bank fight money-laundering allegations, The Times said.The paper said that the High Court heard the two detectives discovered evidence suggesting serious criminal activity during their internal investigation. They made the allegations, and reported them to authorities in both countries after the bank had failed to pay them £200,000 in outstanding fees.“Mr Brown and Mr Leighton say that their disclosures were justified in the public interest because of the seriousness of the allegations,” the paper said.It added that Steven Kay, QC, representing Brown and Leighton, said that they had been “compelled” to disclose their evidence after going to a lawyer for advice about their unpaid bills. “They were advised by the lawyer that he had to report to the authorities in Cyprus [what they had told him],” he said, according to the newspaper.“[The claimants] would rather this court was tied up in contract law, but this case is about something else. It’s about human beings who were victims of crime as well as the defendants. It doesn’t matter whether [Mr Brown and Mr Leighton’s] motivation was with an unpaid bill. They don’t have to be angels. It’s whether what they reported was in the public interest or not.”According to The Times, the Saab brother “vehemently deny” all allegations of criminality, the court heard.Ayoub-Farid Michel Saab told the court that his business was a “family bank” which did “not attract criminals and crooks”, and that they had processes to deter money laundering.David Allen, QC, representing the Saabs, told the court that the two British detectives were let go because the bank was concerned about the “lack of work” they were producing, and that is why their outstanding fee was not paid.“As soon as that became clear to the defendants, they started disclosing confidential information to various entities including FinCen and several Cypriot authorities,” he said.“Neither FBME nor the claimants have been charged with any criminal activity or behaviour anywhere in the world, and no law enforcement agencies have ever felt the need to levy any criminal charges against the claimants.”The trial continues. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoNicosia will use ‘all diplomatic means at its disposal’ to counter Turkish actionsUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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