15 days agoSouthampton manager Hasenhuttl loses another backroom staff member

first_imgSouthampton manager Hasenhuttl loses another backroom staff memberby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has lost another member of his backroom staff.Hasenhuttl lost number two Danny Rohl to Bayern Munich two months ago.And now the club’s head of performance analysis Natasha Patel has joined New York Red Bulls.A statement on the Saints’ website reads: “Patel will oversee and expand the club’s use of analytics in areas including opponent scouting, game preparation and player evaluations from the Red Bulls First Team down through Red Bulls Academy.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein On Arkansas, “We Don’t Like That Team”

first_imgWillie Cauley Stein warms up for Kentucky.Prior to Sunday’s SEC Tournament championship game, Arkansas’ players did some trash talking to their opponent, Kentucky. They reportedly got in the Wildcats’ faces in a Bridgestone Arena tunnel and Razorbacks’ forward Bobby Portis said being able to play UK was like getting a wish granted. The fervor Arkansas’ players have for Kentucky is a feeling that is apparently replicated by the Wildcats’ players. Following his team’s victory against the Razorbacks, Kentucky junior center Willie Cauley-Stein said “we don’t like that team,” referencing Arkansas. Wow. Willie keeping it REAL. “We don’t like that team.” Said winning title was one thing, but they just wanted to beat “that team.”— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) March 15, 2015Willie Cauley-Stein after the game re: Arkansas, “Straight up, we don’t like that team.”— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 15, 2015Full WCS quote on not liking “that team” pic.twitter.com/EoGtkE2VTJ— Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) March 15, 2015It’s not often that you see college basketball players openly discussing their dislike for another team, but we love it. Kentucky and Arkansas will learn their place in the NCAA Tournament at 6 p.m. E.T. on CBS.last_img read more

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October 10 2007 Welcome to the October 7 2007

first_imgOctober 10, 2007 Welcome to the October 7. 2007 workshop participants. [back from left]: Nile Fahmy [foundry intern], David Ledbetter, Miccaella Eo, Ann Vosovic [seminar week], Dorothy McCartney [seminar week], Federica Doglio, Francesco Ferretti, Peter Lindgren [Arcosanti scholarship]. [front from left]: Trevor Golden, Giulia Ranuzzi [seminar week], Kara Kelly [seminar week], Leo Sylvester [son of alumnus David Sylvester], Voil Lattis [seminar week]. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

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House votes for Rep Theis plan setting requirements to protect children

first_img24May House votes for Rep. Theis plan setting requirements to protect children Categories: News,Theis News Michigan’s children will be protected under legislation approved today by the state House, state Rep. Lana Theis announced.“Although most doctors have the best of intentions in treating their patients, we must do our best to prevent what happened with Larry Nassar’s survivors,” said Theis, a member of the House Law and Justice Committee. “Parents and children should have as much information as possible when doctors are recommending invasive medical procedures for children. They must be able to understand the necessity of such a procedure.”Under the legislation, procedures involving pelvic area penetration of minors is prohibited without meeting certain conditions:The medical treatment is within the professional’s scope of practice;Another health care professional is in the room during the procedure; andWritten consent on a standardized form is obtained from a person authorized by law to provide consent, such as the child’s parent.The bill does allow for exceptions, such as a medical emergency or for services relating to the patient’s gynecological or reproductive health.The plan is part of a 28-bill bipartisan package approved by the House to increase protections to Michigan’s residents in the wake of the Nassar sex abuse scandal.“This plan will go after sexual predators, help survivors and protect Michigan’s residents,” said Theis, of Brighton. “We took part in nearly 20 hours of testimony in committee alone, engaging medical professionals, educators, subject experts and survivors of Nassar’s crimes. This plan is a solution to better protect our children, while strengthening punishments against anyone who engages in sexual misconduct.”House Bill 5793 advances to the Senate for its consideration.#####last_img read more

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Engineer to develop drugfilled hydrogel to repair the damaged heart

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 28 2019After a heart attack, the cells in the heart muscle cannot get enough nutrients and oxygen to survive, so they die. A structural support network in the heart’s wall can help those cells regenerate, however, two enzymes that break down the network are naturally increased after a heart attack, leaving the heart in a fight for its life.Jianjun Guan, an engineer at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, is developing a new material that would deliver drugs directly to the damaged part of the heart to preserve the support network, or extracellular matrix, while blocking the two enzymes. He will conduct the research with a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.”When these enzymes are upregulated, they degrade the extracellular matrix, then the heart muscle becomes thinner,” said Guan, professor of mechanical engineering & materials science. “The heart function decreases because the muscle is thinner, so the muscle cannot pump as much blood as before. We want to save the extracellular matrix and decrease the bioactivity of these enzymes.”Guan plans to deliver the drugs directly to the damaged heart tissue through a specially developed hydrogel, similar in consistency to Jell-O gelatin dessert. The gel would be given shortly after a heart attack and slowly release the drugs until dissolved, which would take about four weeks.One of the drugs his hydrogel will deliver prompts the creation of blood vessels in the dead tissue so that it can regenerate. The other is a peptide that will stop the activity of enzymes, called matrix metalloproteinase-2 and 9, that break down the extracellular matrix.Because this method delivers drugs directly to the damaged part of the heart via injection, it would eliminate certain side effects and prevent cardiac fibrosis, caused by increased accumulation of extracellular matrix that impacts the function of the heart.Related StoriesStroke should be treated 15 minutes earlier to save lives, study suggestsCutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adultsImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patients”We want to make sure we are working on projects to control the scar formation, because after a heart attack, there is scar tissue, and that tissue becomes bigger over time,” Guan said. “Scarring is too stiff, and a muscle is soft. The stiff material will gradually damage the healthy soft tissue.”Current efforts to deliver the enzyme-blocking drugs have been inconsistent in clinical trials, Guan said.”The drugs are given in a pill, and very little makes it to the heart,” Guan said.Based on their preliminary work, Guan and his team expect that injecting these drugs directly into the heart will reduce the degradation of the cardiac extracellular matrix, introduce new blood vessels in the heart and prevent cardiac fibrosis, all leading to improved cardiac function.”This project is innovative because it creates translational drug delivery systems,” Guan said. “It is relatively simple, inexpensive and multifunctional.”The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship and security. With 96.5 tenured/tenure-track and 33 additional full-time faculty, 1,361 undergraduate students, 1,291 graduate students and 21,000 alumni, we are working to leverage our partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — to contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. Source:https://source.wustl.edu/2019/02/engineer-to-develop-a-drug-filled-gel-to-repair-heart-after-heart-attack/last_img read more

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Selfheating drinks cans set for a relaunch—heres how they work

first_img Citation: Self-heating drinks cans set for a relaunch—here’s how they work (2018, June 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-self-heating-cans-relaunchhere.html These were essentially a stove and can rolled into one, with a tube of cordite (more typically used as the propellant in small arms ammunition) running through the centre of the can to act as fuel. The cans were quick and easy to use and could be lit with a cigarette, allowing troops to prepare a hot meat in under five minutes. Unfortunately, they also had a tendency to explode, showering the assembled squaddies with piping hot soup. Since then, there have been numerous attempts to make self-heating cans into a mainstream product. Most relied on a rather less explosive reaction to provide the heat, although some have still struggled with the problem of not blowing up. Quicklime (calcium oxide) heats up rapidly when mixed with water. But it’s not particularly efficient, producing about 60 calories of energy per gram of reactant (one calorie will heat up one millilitre of water by 1℃).The upshot is that, to heat the drink by 40℃, you need a heating element that takes up nearly half the packaging. That’s just about OK if you want a small drink on a warm day, but in the depths of winter, when you might really want a hot drink, you only end up with a tepid coffee. Credit: shutterstock Thermite – in slo-mo. Thermite is an extreme example of an exothermic reaction, a chemical reaction that produces energy in the form of light and heat. Fire, typically the result of a reacting carbon and oxygen, is probably the exothermic reaction we are most familiar with. But there are plenty more. In fact many of the very same troops who were landing on the Normandy beaches that day had another example in their ration packs, in the form of self-heating cans of soup. 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. Provided by The Conversation Self-heating cocoa. Credit: University of Cambridge The imposing cliffs of Pointe de Hoc overlook the Normandy beaches where Allied troops landed on June 6 1944. The assaults marked the beginning of the liberation of German occupied Europe. And the cliff tops were the perfect spot for artillery pieces capable of devastating any troops who tried to attack the Ohama and Utah beachheads.The Allied command knew this and so, to sure up the attack, the navy bombarded Pointe de Hoc. Afraid this might not be enough, they also had a backup plan. A team of US Rangers scaled the shear 30-metre cliffs and, after locating the weaponry, they deployed their grenades, destroying the guns. The key to their success was the choice of thermite-based charges. These weren’t the kind of “high explosives” normally found in grenades, but instead used a chemical reaction that produced temperatures hot enough to melt the steel of the artilleries’ firing mechanisms.Surprisingly, the thermite the rangers used is incredibly simple. It is just rust (iron oxide) and powdered aluminium. Mixed together they are entirely safe and stable – that is until the mixture is given an energetic kick, typically by lighting a magnesium metal fuse. And then the fireworks start. The aluminium grabs the oxygen from the rust and in the process produces iron and a huge about of heat. The reaction can easily reach 2,500℃, hot enough to produce molten (liquid) iron.The following video shows the reaction in slow motion. The bright light at the start is just the magnesium burning. Then, when the fuse burns down to the thermite, things get impressive, leaving a melted tube and a flaming puddle of iron. Explore further A US technology firm is hoping to make a very old idea finally work by launching self-heating drinks cans. HeatGenie recently received US$6m to bring their can design to market in 2018, more than 15 years after Nestle abandoned a similar idea. Yet the principles behind the technology go back much further to 1897, when Russian engineer Yevgeny Fedorov invented the first self-heating can. So how do these cans work, why no one has managed to make them a success, and what’s HeatGenie’s new approach? To answer that, we have to go back to World War II. More powerful cansWhat’s needed is a much more efficient reaction. Something, like thermite perhaps? As crazy as packing a can with a reaction capable of disabling an artillery gun may seem that’s just what HeatGenie is planning. Over the last ten years, the firm has filed numerous patents describing the use of thermite within self-heating cans. It turns out the reaction used by the US Rangers is still too hot to handle, so they’ve dialled things back a bit by replacing the rust with a less reactive but no less familiar material, silicon dioxide. So the latest generation of heated cans is fuelled on aluminium and ground-up glass.When this reaction is triggered it still kicks out a whopping 200 calories per gram of reactant and can achieve 1,600℃. Given the troubled history of self-heating packaging, releasing this much energy from the can in your hand might be a bit of a concern, so several of HeatGenie’s patents cover safety issues.These include a complex arrangement of “firewalls” that can block the so-called “flamefront” should things get too hot, and energy-absorbing “heatsinks” to ensure the heat is efficiently transmitted around the drink, as well as vents to let off any steam. With all that is place, the company claims just 10% of the packaging is taken up by the heating elements, which can still produce a warm coffee in two minutes (although the exact temperature hasn’t been revealed). So, well over a century on from Fedorov’s first efforts, has HeatGenie final cracked the self-heating can? Judging from the patents and investments, the firm might have sorted out the technical side, but whether it really has a hot product on its hands is another thing entirely. Dandelion wants to play a role in home geothermal This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

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A Star Trekinspired handheld device for sophisticated medical diagnostics

first_img Credit: University of Glasgow 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. In a new paper published in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics, researchers from the University of Glasgow describe the latest development in their ‘multicorder’ project, inspired by Star Trek’s famous tricorder device, which the show’s medics use to make quick and accurate diagnoses.Their new device which pairs a handheld sensor with a smartphone app to measure the levels of various metabolites in fluid samples from patients.Metabolites are small molecules found in fluids from the human body. By measuring and monitoring their relative abundance, scientists can keep track of general heath or the progression of specific diseases.The ability to rapidly detect and quantify multiple metabolite biomarkers simultaneously makes this device particularly useful in cases of heart attack, cancer and stroke, where rapid diagnosis is vital for effective treatment.While metabolites can currently be measured by existing processes such as nuclear magnetic resonance and hyphenated mass spectrometry techniques, both approaches are expensive and require bulky equipment which can be slow to offer diagnostic results. A Star Trek-inspired handheld device based on a silicon chip could help make rapid, sophisticated medical diagnostics more accessible to people around the world, scientists say. New sensors open door to wearable medical diagnostic device Professor David Cumming, Principal Investigator of the project from University’s School of Engineering said: “Handheld, inexpensive diagnostic devices capable of accurately measuring metabolites open up a wide range of applications for medicine, and with this latest development we’ve taken an important step closer to bringing such a device to market.””It’s an exciting breakthrough and we’re keen to continue building on the technology we’ve developed so far.”Professor Mike Barrett of the University’s School of Life Sciences, co-investigator of the project, said: “This new handheld device offers democratisation of metabolomics, which is otherwise confined within the laboratory, and offers low cost alternative to study complex pathways in different diseases.” The paper, titled “An integrated portable system for single chip simultaneous measurement of multiple disease associated metabolites,” is published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Explore furthercenter_img Provided by University of Glasgow Credit: University of Glasgow Citation: A Star Trek-inspired handheld device for sophisticated medical diagnostics (2018, September 24) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-star-trek-inspired-handheld-device-sophisticated.html Journal information: Biosensors and Bioelectronics The researchers’ new device is built around a new form of complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) chip. CMOS chips are inexpensive to produce and are often used in imaging devices.The chip is smaller than a fingertip and is divided into multiple reaction zones to detect and quantify four metabolites simultaneously from body fluid such as serum or urine. The device can be operated via any Android-based tablet or smartphone which provides data acquisition, computation, visualisation and power.Dr. Samadhan Patil of the University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering is lead author on the paper. Dr. Patil said: “We have been able to detect and measure multiple metabolites associated with myocardial infarction, or heart attack, and prostate cancer simultaneously using this device. This device has potential to track progression of the disease in its early phase and is ideally suited for the subsequent prognosis.”last_img read more

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PM urges people in Telangana to end dynastic antidemocratic rule

first_imgPublished on BJP is the only party that’s different, says Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi   –  THE HINDU TRS promises ₹1 lakh farm-loan waiver, enhanced pension, hike in retirement age SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked voters in Telangana to defeat parties that are run by families, dynasties and follow anti-democratic practices.Addressing a largely attended rally at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad, Modi said all the leading contenders in the fray — Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the AIMIM — fit the above criterion. It was the BJP alone which was different, he said.“You might not like Modi, but if you like democracy and want peaceful development, the challenge before you is to finish family rule in one stroke on December 7”, the Prime Minister said claiming that all the four mentioned parties are a danger to Democracy.Referring to Telangana, he asked the youth, why did you ask for a separate State? Why so many young people sacrificed their lives? Not for giving one family to loo the State, isn’t it? Is the TRS a family party or not? Is it not the murder of Democracy? he said. Modi said the 130-year-old Congress, where great leaders sacrificed to build the party, is being run by one dynasty. “The TDP, founded by NT Rama Rao, to defend the Telugu pride and anti-Congress plank has been placed Rahul Gandhi’s lap by its leader N Chandrababu Naidu for narrow and opportunistic gains. Isn’t the AIMIM not a family-run party,” said Modi.Referring to Rahul’s constant jibe’s that TRS is Modi’s Team-B, the PM said in that Karnataka he used to say the Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) was the Team-B of the BJP. When the results came, it was the Congress which propped up HD Kumaraswamy and the JD(S) into power, thus demonstrating which was its real Team-B. On reservationOn the issue of the TRS regime promising 12 per cent reservations to minorities, Modi said the Supreme Court has put a ceiling, therefore KCR’s proposal means only a cut in existing reservations to SC/STs and OBCs. The BJP leader said, “Vote-bank politics will not help Vikas (development), nor change people’s life.” The PM charged that the KCR government’s decision to sail alone in development programmes was affecting people’s interests. He cited the construction of houses. “While Telangana government could provide only 5000 homes in five years, the NDA government handed over keys to 1.25 crore pucca houses to people in the same period. They celebrated Diwali in their homes,” Modi said.Similarly, in the Ayushman Bharat Yojana (health Insurance) scheme, three lakh people benefited in the last four months, but none was from Telangana as the CM decided not to join.Comparing the performance with the UPA-I and II’s rule for 10 years, Modi said the total number of houses handed over were 18, 000 in urban areas, whereas in four years, the NDA government gave 12 lakh. By March 2019 the number will be 25 lakhs, he said.The PM promised that by 2022 when India will be 75, every family will have a pucca home, with a water, electricity and LPG connection, a toilet and the owner will be the woman of the family and not the man. 25% of poll candidates in Telangana are Crorepatis, says ADR reportcenter_img SHARE politics Telangana December 03, 2018 RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

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TN targets defence aerospace investments of 10 billionTN targets defence aerospace investments

first_imgTamil Nadu Published on aerospace (industry) TN’s proposed electric vehicle policy to empower auto segment Announces aerospace, defence industrial policy offering incentives, support COMMENT SHARE defence equipment Tamil Nadu is keen to replicate its success in building a strong automotive base with the defence and aerospace sector. It has set an ambitious target of attracting investments worth $10 billion in ten years generating direct and indirect employment opportunities for one lakh people.The State government has announced a slew of incentives, including subsidy for allotment of land, capital subsidy for individual units and for development of aerospace and defence industrial parks to make the State a preferred destination for investments.The ambitious target and incentives were unveiled in the Tamil Nadu Aerospace and Defence Industrial Policy 2019 released at the second edition of Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meeting 2019 (GIM). Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released the policy with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami receiving the first copy.To attract global OEMs, tier-I suppliers and Indian majors to set up their units in Tamil Nadu, there will be flexibility in employment conditions including hiring of contract labour and working hours for women; 24X7 operations (three shifts), employment of women in night shifts.Special incentivesThe policy also states that new/existing manufacturing units with projects under the offset obligations requirement of the Defence Ministry will be offered special package of incentives. Concession will be given up to 30 per cent of land cost and 100 per cent reimbursement from stamp duty on land leased or purchased in the industrial parks/aerospace and defence parks promoted by State-run industry promotion agencies Sipcot/Tidco.Further, both the industries will be given 100 per cent exemption on electricity tax on power purchased from public sector utility, Tangedco.On capital subsidy for units, the policy says a new venture or expansion of existing aerospace and defence MSME industrial units with investment up to ₹10 crore will be given a back-ended capital subsidy at 10 per cent on its eligible fixed assets in ten equal installments over five years.An infrastructure back-ended subsidy at 10 per cent of the eligible fixed assets with a ceiling of ₹10 crore for the development of aerospace and defence industrial parks will be given to developers, provided the project has a minimum of 50 acres. Development of MRO complex is also eligible for the subsidy, the policy said.In her remarks, Sitharaman said the Defence corridor in Tamil Nadu is a vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make sure that defence production is not just for Indian consumers (Indian Armed Forces), but also for exports. Chief Minister Palaniswami, in his opening remarks said that the second edition of GIM targets an investment of ₹2 lakh crores, “which I am happy to say has already been exceeded.”“I would like to share with you that our Government has approved an investment proposal by Foxconn to assemble premium brand smart phones at Sriperumbudur,” said Palaniswami. At the inauguration, Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu announced that All Nippon Airways will expand its operations in India by launching a direct flight from Chennai to Narita airport from October. Industry leaders, including Venu Srinivasan of TVS Motors, Karan Adani of the Adani Group spoke on the State’s strengths in various sectors, including education.center_img January 23, 2019 This year, Hyundai to unveil ‘world’s best’ electric car (from left) Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister; Michael Brielmaier, President and MD, Ford India; Edappadi K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu CM; O Panneerselvam, Deputy CM; MC Sampath, TN Industries Minister; K Gnanadesikan, TN Industries Secretary; Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Co; Karan Adani, CEO of Adani Ports; and MM Murugappan, Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group at the inaugural session of the TN Global Investors Meet 2019, in Chennai on Wednesday   –  Bijoy Ghosh Global Investors Meet 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

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TN CM lays foundation stone for seawater desalination plant

first_imgThe Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami laid the foundation stone for a ₹1,259-crore seawater desalination plant at Nemmeli on the East Coast Road.The 150 million litres per day (MLD) plant, which will be completed by 2021-end, will benefit around 9 lakh people in southern Chennai, says a government press release.Tecton Engineering & Construction LLC, UAE, is the EPC contractor for the plant coming up to the south of Chennai.There are two desalination plants (at Minjur to the north of the city and at Nemmeli) of 100 MLD each. They cater to nearly 10 lakh residents in North Chennai and 9 lakh residents in the South.The desalination plant for which the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone today was announced in 2013 by the thenl Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the State Assembly. It will come up near the existing plant in a 10.50-acre plot.The German agency KfW will provide a debt of ₹700 crore and the balance is to be obtained as subsidy under the Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT) of the Central government, said the release.Chennai’s total water requirement is 830 MLD. Chennai Metrowater currently supplies about 525 MLD through various sources such as groundwater, lakes/reservoirs and desalination plants. This leaves a supply deficit of around 300 MLD every day. COMMENT June 27, 2019 Published on COMMENTS Tamil Naducenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL water (natural resource) The ₹1,259-crore unit, the third such facility for Chennai, will be ready by end of 2021 SHARElast_img read more

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