Belgium Finishes 3rd at World Cup, Beats England 2-0

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals.At least they hope.The Belgians earned their best World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 on Saturday in a match both saw as the start of a push for the European Championship title in 2020 or the World Cup in 2022.“With this winning mentality you can win trophies,” said Eden Hazard, who scored Belgium’s second goal. “In two years, in four years, we will be better. We have young players. They are very good also in the team. They push all of us.”Thomas Meunier and Hazard both scored at St. Petersburg Stadium in a match between the two semifinal losers.France and Croatia will play in the final on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The French beat Belgium on Tuesday in the semifinals, while the Croats defeated England on Wednesday.England matched its best World Cup result — fourth in 1990 — since winning the tournament for the only time in 1966.Belgium’s Eden Hazard runs in celebration after scoring his side’s second goal during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)“Today shows there’s room for improvement. We’re not the finished article. We’re still learning. We’re still getting better,” England striker Harry Kane said. “We don’t want to wait another 20-odd years to get into another major semifinal.”Both Belgium and England were playing for the seventh time in 26 days, but the Belgians entered the match with an extra day of rest.Meunier’s goal matched a World Cup record for Belgium by having 10 different players score in a tournament, something only done before by France in 1982 and Italy in 2006.Meunier scored in the fourth minute, knocking a cross from Nacer Chadli past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Hazard added the other off a pass from Kevin De Bruyne in the 82nd.Toby Alderweireld denied England’s best chance of the game, sliding on the goal line to clear a shot from Eric Dier.Belgium’s previous best finish at the World Cup was fourth, but the team outplayed England in the midfield to go one better this time.The Belgians could easily have scored more, with Pickford making a good save to stop a shot from De Bruyne in the 11th and Alderweireld volleying narrowly over the bar in the 35th.England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford warmups before the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)England made set pieces the cornerstone of its run to the World Cup semifinals and created chances for Harry Maguire and Dier in the second half. Neither hit the target with their headers.It was the second time England and Belgium met in this year’s tournament. In the group stage, both teams had already qualified before Belgium’s 1-0 win in Kaliningrad.FRESH LEGSEngland coach Gareth Southgate made five changes to face Belgium, but Danny Rose and Fabian Delph made little impact while Dier started slowly but threatened in the second half.Phil Jones failed to intercept the pass which led to Hazard’s goal.The two replacements in Belgium’s lineup were more effective. Meunier scored and Youri Tielemans dominated the midfield.GOLDEN BOOTKane is still placed to win the Golden Boot with a tournament-leading six goals ahead of Sunday’s final.Kane last scored in England’s win over Colombia in the round of 16. On Saturday, he slipped as he shot wide in the first half, then failed to make contact with Jesse Lingard’s cross early in the second.Romelu Lukaku couldn’t add to his four goals for Belgium and was substituted shortly after misjudging a through ball by De Bruyne.NEXT STOP 2020The next major tournament is the 2020 European Championship, which will be played at venues across the continent but with the semifinals and finals in London at Wembley Stadium.England defender John Stones said that could be a boost after the surprise run to the semifinals in Russia prompted a surge in support for the team at home. But Southgate said England still has a long way to go.“We’ve finished in the top four, but we’re not a top-four team yet,” Southgate said. “Against the very best teams, we’ve come up short.”Belgium’s Eden Hazard, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)Belgium’s Eden Hazard (10) scores his side’s second goal during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 costs Rs 67,990 in India but you can get it for Rs 61,990 on this site

first_imgSamsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally official in India. But, interestingly, the South Korean smartphone maker even before the launch had announced the pricing and the availability of the Note 9 in the country a day after the phone was launched globally. In India, the Galaxy Note 9 will be selling for a starting price of Rs 67,900 for the base model which comes packed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Now that the Note 9 has been announced in India, Paytm mall has announced to offer an additional cashback of Rs. 6,000.This means interested customers will be able to get the Galaxy Note 9 for a much lower price tag of Rs 61,990 on buying the phone from Paytm mall. The cashback can be availed by using the promo code NOTE9 on pre-booking orders, the e-commerce giant has announced. So, all you’ll need to do is select the device, check out and enter the promo code and make payments.In India, the Galaxy Note 9 has been priced Rs 67,900 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The top-end variant with an 8GB + 512GB storage configuration, on the other hand, costs Rs 84,900. The Galaxy Note 9 will be available in India in three colours — Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Metallic Copper. Apart from Paytm mall, the smartphone will be available via Samsung’s online store, Flipkart and via offline channels.As far as the specs are concerned, the Galaxy Note 9 comes packed with a slightly bigger display than the Note 8. The flagship phone sports a 6.4-inch screen with QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 2960×1440p resolution. On the hardware front, the Note 9 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 chipset – this is for the global mode. In India, Samsung – just as the Note 8 – has brought the Exynos 9810 chipset model of the Note 9. As already mentioned, the Note 9 comes in two variants — 6GB of RAM/128GB storage and 8GB + 512GB storage, which is expandable up to 512GB more via microSD card.advertisementOn the camera front, the Note 9 is almost the same as the Galaxy S9+. It comes with a combination of 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup with dual OIS and the f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture feature on the rear panel. The front camera of the Note 9 packs an 8-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture.The Galaxy Note 9 is backed by a massive 4,000mAh battery, and runs of the Android Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung’s Experience UI on top. As of now, there’s no word if the smartphone will get upgraded to the Android 9 Pie software or not. The Note 9 also comes with S Pen support which is much smarter than the S Pen in the Note 9. The S Pen comes with Bluetooth support.last_img

ISL: Bengaluru FC sign Miku

first_imgIndian Super League ISL 2017: Bengaluru FC wrap up deal for Venezuelan striker Miku Nisanth V Easwar Last updated 2 years ago 17:05 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Miku Rayo Vallecano Celta La Liga Getty Images Indian Super League Bengaluru The ISL new entrants have boosted their attacking firepower by adding the former La Liga striker to their ranks… Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC has confirmed the signing of Venezuelan striker Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores, more commonly known as Miku, on a two-year deal.Miku joins a long list of new faces in the squad of the Federation Cup champions. The Blues have added the likes of Toni Dovale, Braulio Nóbrega, Erik Paartalu and Dimas Delgado ahead of their maiden ISL campaign.Miku Bengaluru Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The 32-year-old forward makes the switch to India after lengthy stints in Spain, mainly with the Valencia youth team, Rayo Vallecano and Getafe. His four-year spell with the Madrid-based Getafe saw him amass 26 La Liga goals in 90-plus appearances. Miku also had a short loan spell with Glasgow-based Celtic FC in 2012-13 where he won the Scottish League and Cup double.Miku’s next big stage would arrive at Rayo Vallecano, another Madrid-based club. In the 2015/16 season, Miku netted nine times and assisted four goals in 22 appearances for Rayo in the La Liga, ending a season in which he had also secured the La Liga Player of the Month award once, as their joint second-highest top-scorer in the league.At the continental level, Miku has represented Celtic in the UEFA Champions League while playing in the UEFA Europa League for Getafe and Valencia, also scoring a hat-trick in the competition for the latter.A full international since 2006, Miku has 51 caps for Venezuela and has scored 11 times, most notably against Brazil in the during the 2015 Copa America in Chile.Head Coach Albert Roca was delighted with the newest addition to the squad and said, “I’m extremely happy to have secured the services of Miku. He is an exciting player with some great skills and his playing style will help us a lot. Miku has played for several top clubs for a number of years now, and the experience he brings in will be very crucial for us this season.”Having completed formalities, an excited Miku said, “I have heard a lot about the club and the city. We have some great players in the club who always fight for titles, so I hope it will be a good season for every one of us in Bengaluru. I spoke to Albert Roca about the club, the league and the team. He’s a very good and experienced coach and explained to me what he wants from me for this season. I can’t wait to join my teammates and begin training.”The 6’ 1” attacker will team up with Spaniard Braulio Nobrega at the front and becomes the Blues’ seventh foreign signing for the season and the first ever South American player at the club.last_img

Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone hits double century against Warwickshire

first_img County cricket talking points: let’s protect and respect the County Championship Read more Somerset Share via Email news Share on Facebook Roy came to the crease at the end of a grind of a morning session. The nightwatchman Stuart Meaker and Scott Borthwick had battled hard, before Steven Finn dismissed the pair either side of lunch. Roy settled before plonking Ollie Rayner into the Pavilion with consecutive balls, then getting after Finn’s short stuff. Eventually, though, he tried a shot too many and found mid-off off Adam Voges’s part‑time left-arm spin. The rest of Surrey’s batting duly followed, with the job finished by the new ball, Tim Murtagh and Toby Roland-Jones, who took four for 66.Two old stagers helped Durham dominate Derbyshire. Paul Collingwood made 177 in Durham’s 480 for nine declared, before Graham Onions, on his return from injury, took four for 44, including his 600th first-class wicket, to bowl Derbyshire out for 164. Onions is out of contract at season’s end and wants to play all formats, but Durham have only offered him a deal for Championship cricket. Other counties have expressed an interest in signing him.A staggering 79-ball 107 (with 14 fours and four sixes) from Riki Wessels helped Nottinghamshire hammer home their advantage against Northamptonshire. Wessels warmed up for Finals Day by scoring his second 50 in 21 balls as Notts racked up 317 for eight in their second innings. They lead by 389 runs, and Samit Patel earlier made 64 from 59 balls.R Ashwin took three for 94 on his Worcestershire debut against Gloucestershire, as they were bowled out for 258. The Worcestershire openers reached stumps on 10 without loss, a lead of 115. At Colwyn Bay, Glamorgan are 126 for six in their second innings, leading Sussex by 152. Ben Brown was last man out for 77 as Sussex posted 268 in their first innings.At Canterbury, 97 from Sam Northeast helped Kent fight back after Leicestershire posted 350. Leicestershire’s last wicket stand of 122 between Lewis Hill (85*) and Callum Parkinson (75) was eventually ended by Darren Stevens – who else? – who finished with eight for 75. Kent have one second innings wicket in hand, and are 37 behind. Surrey Middlesex Warwickshire County Championship Division One Read more Essex Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Round-up: Toby Roland-Jones does his best to undo patchwork Surrey … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Lancashire Support The Guardian Topics Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger The sense that Liam Livingstone is a rare talent who will end up playing all three formats for England was emphatically strengthened by his brilliant maiden double-century for Lancashire against Warwickshire at Old Trafford.Livingstone’s unbeaten 215 (from 318 balls with 25 fours and three sixes, one of which – a pull off Olly Stone – brought up his century) leaves Lancashire 284 runs ahead with four first-innings wickets in hand at the game’s halfway stage. A golden opportunity awaits to close the gap on the Division One leaders Essex before their visit to Old Trafford next week. Lancashire will go into that game second, and look the team best placed to haul Essex down.Livingstone was joined in stands of 85 with the nightwatchman Stephen Parry (43), 211 with Shiv Chanderpaul (95) and 82 with Jos Buttler (49, his highest score of the summer) as Warwickshire were ground down. England view the 24-year-old as a Test prospect but do not see him as a No3 – his position for this innings – and have even requested to Lancashire that he bat at four or five.Essex had a much stronger read more

Diana Shipping Extends Capesize Charter

first_imgzoom Greek dry bulk specialist Diana Shipping has secured a time charter extension contract for its Capesize dry bulker MV Aliki with Geneva-based SwissMarine Services S.A.The company’s 180,235 dwt bulker will continue working for SwissMarine Services for a period of about eleven to maximum fourteen months.The parties agreed a gross charter rate of USD 10,300 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties.Diana Shipping said that the 2005-built ship’s new charter period is expected to commence on February 13, 2017.Under MV Aliki’s previous charter deal with SwissMarine Services, which started on January 16, 2016, the ship was employed at a gross charter rate of USD 5,300 per day.The employment extension is expected to generate around USD 3.24 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter, the company informed.Diana Shipping currently operated a fleet ot 48 dry bulk vessels, including Newcastlemax, Capesize, Post-Panamax, Kamsarmax and Panamax ships.last_img

Thief nabbed within 40 minutes of stealing mobile phones cash at New

first_imgKolkata: A thief was nabbed within 40 minutes of committing the crime, at New Alipore on the wee hours of Wednesday.According to police, at around 2:30 am on Wednesday, police control room received a call from Arindam Chatterjee of Shitalatala Road, at Sahapur in New Alipore. He stated that someone had entered his house by breaking the latch of the window on the first floor and climbing up the sewage pipe. The accused then managed to steal two high-end mobile phones and some cash from Chatterjee’s room. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaNew Alipore police station was alerted about the incident soon. Within a few minutes, a team from New Alipore police station reached the spot and started probing. While inspecting the premises, a slipper was found near the boundary wall of the house. Based on a hunch, police divided themselves into teams and started searching for possible suspects at New Alipore and Majherhat railway stations. At around 3:15 am, a police team noticed a youth at the platform of New Alipore railway station, who was wearing only one slipper. He was detained immediately. While searching him, police recovered 15 mobile phones, including the two stolen from Chatterjee’s house, as well as the cash. He was later arrested at New Alipore police station.last_img

PM determined to build pipeline tackle climate change despite court ruling

first_imgJustin Trudeau says his government remains committed to getting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built and also to its national climate-change plan, both of which were put in jeopardy by a court ruling that overturned federal approval for the project.The prime minister says the government will move forward to get the project built “in the right way” by acknowledging the court’s criticism of the flawed environmental review process and the failure to meaningfully consult with Indigenous Peoples.Thursday’s court ruling prompted Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to announce that her province is withdrawing from the national climate change plan and will stay out until the federal government gets its act together, as she put it.While he’d prefer to work collaboratively with provinces on climate change, Trudeau says Notley’s move doesn’t change anything for the federal government.He says the federal government remains committed to imposing a carbon price on provinces that do not implement their own polluter-pay scheme, including Alberta if need be.But he says Alberta’s own climate change plan remains in place, which means its carbon pricing regime will be in sync with the federal government’s for the next few years.last_img

Western Potash says construction could begin this year on 3B mine near

REGINA — A senior official with Western Potash Corporation is hoping construction can start this year on a $3-billion dollar potash mine southeast of Regina.Dean Pekeski says the company needs environmental approval from the province and to finalize financing before work gets underway.He says the mine would employ more than 1,000 thousand workers during construction and operate for about 40 years.Pekeski says it’s hoped production at the mine near Kronau can start in late 2016.

Plymouth theatre to get UKs largest bronze sculpture

The crouching legs of what will be the UK’s largest bronze statue were unveiled on Monday ahead of its installation outside the Theatre Royal Plymouth next year.When complete, the statue of a female actor poised to leap into action during a performance of William Shakespeare’s Othello will be seven metres (23ft) high, almost nine metres wide and weigh nine-and-a-half tonnes.Titled “Messenger”, it has been designed by local sculptor Joseph Hillier as part of a wider £7.5 million regeneration project in the port city that was heavily bombed during World War Two.The legs were unveiled at a foundry in the Welsh village of Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant where the rest of the statue will be cast before its transfer south to Plymouth.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––More than 200 bronze panels are being welded together to create the giant figure which will be the UK’s largest bronze by volume.It has been created using 3D scans taken from pictures of the actor who inspired Hillier in 2014.”The sculpture celebrates the potential of creativity as a dynamic catalyst for change,” Hillier said.Visitors will be able to walk under the statues’s body “into the theatre, like an archway”. 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.

How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes

first_imgTELEVISION TOOK ITS central role in the American home after President John F Kennedy’s assassination, a national trauma that unfolded in real time and was uniquely suited to the emerging medium.Coverage of the tragedy and its aftermath saw television programming and news broadcasts that went on uninterrupted for days, innovations never before seen on the young device.In another first, it also captured the fatal shooting of accused Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald while cameras rolled.Being catapulted into the limelight brought with it a newfound sense of weight and importance, according to television journalists who covered the tragedy.“We realised, even on that day, that we had more responsibility on our hands than we had ever had before – we in television in particular,” Bob Huffaker, a former reporter at Dallas station KRLD, told AFP, as America marks 50 years since Kennedy was slain.“TV came of age that weekend”“Three shots were fired at President Kennedy’s motorcade in downtown Dallas” read a dispatch by US news agency UPI, at around 12:34pm on 22 November, 1963.At 12:40pm, CBS television made what was considered at the time the radical decision to interrupt one of its most popular programmes, the soap opera As The World Turns, to inform Americans of the news.It was the nation’s avuncular television newsman Walter Cronkite who broke the news of Kennedy’s shooting. See at 3:20 as he confirms the last rites have been carried out on JFK: via Max Power/YoutubeIt was a sombre Cronkite, in shirt sleeves. He removed his glasses (see 5:00) and made the announcement that the dashing young president was dead – a moment that has become seared into the American consciousness.“It’s one of those images that people who witnessed it will never forget,” said Cathy Trost, vice president of The Newseum in Washington, DC dedicated to newsmaking and gathering.“TV came of age that weekend,” she said. “TV surpassed newspapers as the leading source of news for Americans.”Pierce Allman, who at the time was the director of programming at WFAA in Dallas, said television station managers “scrapped all the regular programming for three days and three nights” to fill the grieving nation’s insatiable hunger for information.The rapid unfolding of events marked America’s transition from a print news culture to a television society.Americans were transfixed by a succession of televised images: the return of the president’s casket from Dallas to Washington; the swearing in of new president Lyndon Johnson; the arrival of shooting suspect Oswald at a Dallas police station.via HelmerReenberg/YoutubeThe Nielsen rating agency said 45 per cent of American television sets had tuned in for news about the president’s wellbeing. More than eight sets in 10 tuned in for Kennedy’s funeral the following Monday.Even today, Americans recall having been unable to take their eyes from the unfolding tragedy.“We just stayed in home, we had to know, we had to be in contact with the TV, that was our source of information,” said Martha Prince Michals, 89, a nursing home resident in Dallas.David Greenberg, a journalism professor at Rutgers University in the northeastern US state of New Jersey, said that with the coverage of the Kennedy tragedy, television forged a role as a serious news media and showed it had a unique role to play:The assassination mattered because it firmed up…the ‘cultural authority’ of the press, especially of television.The medium “became the place we turned to in times of crisis, to explain, to comfort, to bind us to our fellow citizens.”Television, the “window of the world”The four tumultuous days that followed the shooting were like none other ever experienced in the United States, and television, news professionals said, rose to the occasion.“Television had actually become the window of the world so many had hoped it might be one day,” said ABC news presenter Ron Cochran,In its new role filming dramatic events as they unfolded, television captured the assassination of Kennedy’s killer.With cameras rolling, as a throng of journalists shouted questions at him, a man emerged from the crowd, pointed a gun, and fired. Jack Ruby had just assassinated the president’s killer, another chilling first, captured on TV.via CNN/YoutubeTrost said the coverage of the Kennedy killing and its aftermath since then has been matched only by the blanket television coverage of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York and the Pentagon.And, Trost noted, even though the medium television long ago cemented its place in society, America’s media landscape continues to evolve.“Today it would be very likely that news would break on social networks,” she said.Twitter user inadvertently live-blogs deadly attach on Bin Laden>Check out the floor plans of your favourite TV homes>last_img

Longview district makes budget cuts after giving raises

first_imgLONGVIEW — The Longview School District plans to delay the adoption of new elementary science and social studies curriculums to make up part of the more than $1 million budget overages.The Daily News reports the overages were created after the district signed off on a 9 percent pay raise for teachers and a 6.75 percent raise for secretaries and other staff.Finance director Patti Bowen says the district has also hired four special education support staff members and is paying extra to compensate teachers for class size overload.Bowen says delaying the curriculums until next school year will save about $445,000.The district also will leave staff positions unfilled to save money, and it expects to receive an increase in state funding.last_img

Judge: Benton County wrong to take back $130K it overpaid jailers

first_imgRICHLAND — A judge says Benton County was wrong to automatically deduct money from 85 jail officers’ paychecks who were overpaid three years ago.The Tri-City Herald reports Benton County Superior Court Judge Sam Swanberg ruled this week that the county can’t just take the $130,000 back from the employees without first negotiating with their union.Swanberg upheld a March 2018 decision by the Public Employee Relations Commission that Benton County must refund the money it deducted from paychecks — with interest — and negotiate repayment terms with the union.Barring an appeal, Swanberg’s ruling ends a battle over Benton County’s attempts to recover money it accidentally paid to jail workers in 2016 because of a computer software error.County officials declined to comment.last_img

Acid victim Bethany Storro appears in court

first_imgA Vancouver woman who gained worldwide notoriety for falsely claiming to be the victim of an acid attack was in court Tuesday morning to postpone her March trial date.Flanked by her defense attorney and Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik, Bethany J. Storro, 28, entered Clark County Superior Court Judge John Nichols’ courtroom. She was met by a barrage of reporters and TV cameramen packed in the first few rows. Cameras snapped as Storro approached the judge’s bench. Dressed in black pants and a black coat, Storro’s face appeared to have healed somewhat since her last hearing, though it was still pink, blotchy and scabbed. In December, her face had been brighter red.The entire hearing lasted less than a minute. Defense attorney Andrew Wheeler told the judge that he just received reports from Western State Hospital late last week concerning his client’s mental state and needed time to review them.“Are you waiving your right to a speedy trial?” Judge Nichols asked Storro.“Yes, your honor,” she said.Nichols set trial for May 16, with a readiness hearing May 12. The trial had earlier been set for March 9.It’s uncertain whether Storro — who is charged with three counts of second-degree theft for community donations received under false pretenses — will even stand trial.last_img

Ravens found able to remember people who tricked them up to two

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain More information: J.J.A. Müller et al, Ravens remember the nature of a single reciprocal interaction sequence over 2 days and even after a month, Animal Behaviour (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.04.004AbstractTo explain reciprocity, direct or indirect, several proximate mechanisms have been proposed, yet little attention has been given to the specific underlying cognitive mechanisms. Regardless of what proximate rules underlie reciprocity, some kind of memory would be paramount. Corvids in general, and ravens, Corvus corax, specifically, have been shown to possess an array of sophisticated cognitive mechanisms involved in memory. In this study, we tested the memory of nine ravens in an exchange paradigm where they could exchange a low-quality for a high-quality food item. Specifically, we tested whether they remembered who was a reliable ‘fair’ experimenter and who would not reliably exchange (the ‘unfair’ experimenter), and whether they would subsequently choose to interact with the former when given the choice. In addition, we tested whether ravens that observed the initial seeding of information about who was ‘fair’ or ‘unfair’ could transform bystander information into first-person interactions, i.e. also preferring to interact with the ‘fair’ experimenter when given the choice. The results show that ravens with first-hand experience were more likely to interact with experimenters with whom they had had a positive previous experience, and that this memory lasted at least 1 month. In contrast, observers did not distinguish between the experimenters when given the choice to interact with them. Previous first-hand experience with the paradigm, however, seemed to help observers to be more successful in solving the task, albeit not significantly above chance. In sum, this study shows memory for direct reciprocity in ravens, and tentatively suggests memory for indirect reciprocity. Accordingly, these results provide hints for the underlying mechanism of memory in raven social interactions. Most everyone knows that birds belonging to the corvid family are smart—magpies are notorious for their antics, as are crows. In this new effort, the researchers devised and conducted experiments designed to test whether ravens are capable of understanding different negative behaviors from different people, whether they are able to respond, and if so, for how long.The experiments consisted of training tame ravens to offer one treat to a person in exchange for a better treat; sometimes, the person offering the treat would cheat the bird out of their reward. Each of seven birds was given a bit of bread, which they like to eat. But then each was given the opportunity, like contestants on Let’s Make a Deal, to exchange their measly bread chunk for a hunk of cheese, which they like much better. Once they had the routine down, the humans changed things by occasionally cheating a raven out of its treat. When the bird offered up its bread, the human took it, then ate both the bread and cheese. To provide for comparison purposes, only some of the humans cheated the birds and two additional birds were allowed to watch the proceedings but not participate.The researchers report that two days after the initial trials, the birds that had been duped refused to trade with those people that had duped them, opting instead to haggle only with fair or neutral traders (people not involved in the original exchange). The observer birds showed no preference. The team reports further that two months later only one of the birds was willing to trade with a person that had deceived them earlier. The study shows, the researchers claim, that the birds are capable of understanding when they have been cheated and associating that with a single individual. It also shows they have a long memory. Such skills, they note, likely come in handy in the wild as the social birds deal with transgressions of their peers. 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. Citation: Ravens found able to remember people who tricked them up to two months later (2017, June 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-06-ravens-people-months.html Ravens cooperate—but not with just anyone Journal information: Animal read more

Apple to Samsung Hey Nice Chips

first_img 1 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on Reuters South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple Inc’s next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry.Samsung will be responsible for around 75 percent of the chip production for the next iPhone, the South Korean newspaper said.The newspaper did not say how much the contract is worth and what other company will be supplying Apple. Samsung will make the chips from its factory in Austin, Texas, according to the report.A Samsung spokeswoman said the company does not comment on market speculation. Apple could not be immediately reached for comment.(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Ryan Woo) January 26, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img

Adorable cats looking for a home

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Adorable, playful cats and kittens are looking for loving homes. If your heart is set on adopting one of these furry felines, then please visit the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) to process your adoption.The league would like to make the community aware of the fact that there will be no boarding for pets until the rebuild of the kennels is complete. The kennels were damaged in the recent flash flooding.The league is currently issuing a kind appeal for cash donations from the public.The money will go towards the housing fund, which has been created in the wake of the flood damages.The AACL premises will be rebuilt and renovations will start soon.A special thank you to Pierre Massyn and Mr and Mrs Govenderfor the donation of dog and cat food, Buy ‘n Save for chicken, and Tugela Press for the printing.There is a desperate need for cat food, whether wet or dry.If you have a query or are interested in making a contribution, pay a visit to the kennels (on the N11 before the Limit Hill robots).Alternatively, you can contact Annamarie Koen on 076-151-1784 for more information.last_img

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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 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 Related Content 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 | 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 center_img May 26, 2015 — VeriTeQ Corp. announced that it has been awarded a U.S. Patent for Wireless Molecular Sensor System and Process. The company intends to utilize the patent in the development of future bio-sensing microchip applications, initially focused on its radiation dose measurement technologies used during cancer treatment. This newest patent covers methods and systems for measuring and wirelessly communicating particular molecular levels using an implantable sensor device operable without the use of batteries. These implantable biosensor systems use radio frequency technology to wirelessly transmit information between a transponder passively powered on a chip and a remote transponder. Information transmitted via this wireless communication system quantifies a physiological metric with respect to the levels of specific molecules measured by the biosensor. The company plans to apply this patent in conjunction with its future radiation dose measurement products, to be used during cancer treatment therapies. Within its broad intellectual property portfolio, the company has an existing patent for implantable sensors that dynamically monitor multiple biological and physiological parameters, such as temperature to monitor hyperthermia. For more information: www.veriteqcorp.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | May 26, 2015 VeriTeQ Awarded New U.S. Patent for Wireless Molecular Sensor System and Process Patent to be used in development of bio-sensing microchip applications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 read more

Enterprise Imaging Helps Draw the Line on Fragmented Care

first_imgRelated Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Recent Videos View all 606 items Sponsored Content | Videos | Enterprise Imaging | January 18, 2017 Enterprise Imaging Helps Draw the Line on Fragmented Care Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Oncology View all 91 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the read more

US tourist rescued at sea in southern Pacific

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica Coast Guard rescues injured US tourist in Las Catalinas Life jackets not distributed before Costa Rica catamaran began sinking, killing 3, says president’s office Fishermen, locals are the ‘real heroes’ in Costa Rica catamaran accident, says survivor US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident A Costa Rican boat rescued a 63-year-old tourist from the United States in a mysterious accident at sea in southern Costa Rica last Friday, the Public Security Ministry reported.The tourist, Richard King, and another U.S. traveler were on a sport fishing boat at Boca Tortuga de Ballena, in the Osa canton, when the Costa Rican Coast Guard received a distress call from the vessel. The Coast Guard scrambled a ship and an airplane to search for the boat, but a private Costa Rican ship passed the shipwreck first.King was found clinging to the overturned boat. The Tico rescuers pulled him on board and towed his boat back to shore. The other tourist reportedly swam to the coast on his own.A ministry spokesman told The Tico Times that King and the other tourist left the scene and did not make a statement as to what happened to their boat. Facebook Commentslast_img