12 days agoWATCH: Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum caps off brace with thunderbolt

first_imgWATCH: Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum caps off brace with thunderboltby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum has scored a thunderbolt in the Netherlands 2-1 win over Belarus on Sunday.
The long-range strike was the Liverpool midfielder’ second goal of the game.The first came from a header from six yards out.Great goal. Georginio Wijnaldum blasts one into the top corner for Netherlands vs Belarus. His second of the game. pic.twitter.com/UAipkAHBI3— James Nalton (@JDNalton) October 13, 2019 About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Nunavik leaders fiercely oppose Hydro Quebec power rate hike

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN National NewsHydro Quebec announced earlier this month there would be a substantial increase in electricity rates for Nunavik consumers.The Makivik Corporation and Kativik regional government have something to say about that.last_img

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Spanish pubcaster RTVE will see its budget hit €1

first_imgSpanish pubcaster RTVE will see its budget hit €1 billion (US$1.2 billion) next year.The broadcaster has a 2017 budget of around €972 million, but this will increase due to new taxes.Recent media law changes mean pay TV operators such as Telefonica and RTVE’s free-to-air rivals must pay directly into the pubcaster pot.RTVE is banned from advertising, so pay TV firms pay in 1.5% and FTAs 3% of the revenues to top up a state subsidy of around €342 million.RTVE chief José Antonio Sánchez said the new cash would be used for new projects, programming and, in particular, digital transformation iniatives.The pubcaster’s financial position has greatly improved in recent years. In June, RTVE, which operates the La 1 and La 2 channels, presented a surplus of €2.2 million, noting this contrasted with a 2014 deficit of €64.1 million.RTVE’s directors have greenlit production of Mediaproducción’s Crush, Zebra Productions’ ¿Y Tú qué Opinas? (What Do You Think?) and Brutal Media’s El Forastero, along new dramas Alma Mater from Boomerang TV and El Continental from Gossip Event and Productions.last_img read more

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Recreational drug may help people regain trust in others

first_imgRelated StoriesHealthy blood vessels could help stave off cognitive declineStudy uncovers new hunger pathway in the brainNovel measures of PD-related brain activity detected with scalp electroencephalographyAnthony Gabay and colleagues conducted a neuroimaging study of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), a drug known to affect interpersonal interactions. The researchers specifically explored MDMA’s influence on social decision-making and the underlying brain activity.Male participants were randomly assigned to receive MDMA or a placebo and then played a game in which the participant and a second player could either work together or against each other. Those in the MDMA group were more likely to choose to cooperate with an opponent who had betrayed them but otherwise proved to be trustworthy. This behavioral shift was not observed during interactions with untrustworthy opponents, indicating the effect of MDMA is sensitive to the other player’s behavior. Finally, the researchers report altered activity in brain regions involved in the processing of social information. Nov 19 2018The recreational drug known as ecstasy or molly may help people regain trust in others after being betrayed, suggests results of a controlled laboratory study, published in JNeurosci, of healthy men given a pure form of the substance. The drug is currently being assessed for its potential as a supplemental treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Source:http://www.sfn.org/last_img read more

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Study reveals how Hepatitis C infection varies by state and region

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 24 2018Bottom Line: Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of illness and death in the United States and injection drug use is likely fueling many new cases.This study, which used survey and vital statistics data, suggests about 1 percent of adults (0.93 percent) were living with hepatitis C from 2013 to 2016, and how common infections were varied by state and region. Nine states accounted for about 52 percent of all people living with hepatitis C (California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina).The highest rates of infection were frequently in states heavily impacted by the opioid crisis, with 5 of 9 states with the highest number of hepatitis C infections in the Appalachian region. The results of this observational study could help to guide state-level prevention and treatment efforts because the resources necessary will vary by jurisdiction.Source: https://jamanetwork.com/last_img read more

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NREL launches electrification futures study series

The Electrification Futures Study examines U.S. scenarios with widespread electrification in all sectors: residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation. Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Provided by National Renewable Energy Laboratory Lighting the world—electrification strategies for Sub-Saharan Africa Citation: NREL launches electrification futures study series (2018, January 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-nrel-electrification-futures-series.html What end-use electric technologies are available for the highest energy-consuming services today, and how might the technologies advance over time? How might widespread electrification impact national and regional electricity demand and consumption patterns? How would the U.S. electricity system need to transform to meet changes in demand from an electrified economy? What role might demand-side flexibility play to support reliable operations of a clean electricity grid? What are potential costs, benefits, and impacts of mass electrification?”With significant improvements in electric technologies—particularly in electric vehicles but also in other sectors—we’ve seen a dramatic increase in interest in electrification from electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, and others,” said Trieu Mai, NREL senior researcher and principal investigator of the study. “Widespread electrification could have major energy, economic, and environmental impacts to the entire U.S. power system and broader economy. In this study, we plan to quantify some of these impacts.”NREL has just released the first in the series of reports under the study, Electrification Futures Study: End-Use Electric Technology Cost and Performance Projections through 2050.This report uses a combination of recently published literature and expert assessment to develop future cost and performance projections for end-use electric technologies, including light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, and residential and commercial heat pumps.Three advancement trajectories, spanning a large but plausible range given historical trends and innovation possibilities, are developed for each end-use technology considered for the transport and buildings sectors. The report also provides a comprehensive assessment of the literature on industrial electrotechnologies and highlights significant research gaps for that sector.Electrification Futures Scenario Analysis Slated for Spring 2018Data from the End-Use Electric Technology Cost and Performance Projections through 2050 report, is available on the Electrification Futures Study website. The data will be used in the Electrification Futures Study scenario analysis, which will explore the extent of end-use technology adoption, energy and electricity consumption patterns, and supply-side futures under different levels of electrification. Ultimately, these electric technology cost and performance projections will be used to estimate the range of incremental costs and fuel use in the electrification scenarios to be examined in future publications.”Beyond our use, we hope the technology projections and literature review presented in this first report will be an informative source for R&D managers, planners, and researchers interested in electrification technologies,” said lead author Paige Jadun, energy analyst in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is spearheading the Electrification Futures Study, a research collaboration to explore the impacts of widespread electrification in all U.S. economic sectors—commercial and residential buildings, transportation, and industry. Over the next two years, NREL and its research partners—Electric Power Research Institute, Evolved Energy Research, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Northern Arizona University, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory—will use a suite of modeling tools to develop and assess electrification scenarios designed to answer the following questions: 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. Explore further read more

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Actor Urmila Matondkar joins Congress meets Rahul Gandhi

first_imgpolitics Published on Indian National Congress Actor Urmila Matondkar on Wednesday joined the Congress after meeting party chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence.Rahul welcomed her in the party fold and wished her the best. Later, at a press conference, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the actor will contribute in spreading the Congress ideology and strengthening the party.“I am here because I believe in the ideology of Congress and what the party stands for. I have not joined the party for the sake of elections,” she told reporters.“I am here to stay,” she said, adding her entry in the Congress was not about elections. COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHAREcenter_img Elections 2019 March 27, 2019 Congress President Rahul Gandhi greets Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar as she joins Congress Party. Photo: PTI   –  PTI national elections COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Heavy rain and floods in Assam kill at least 10 and displace

first_img Next Reuters GuwahatiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 13:00 IST Girls row a makeshift raft past submerged houses at a flood-affected village in Karbi Anglong district, Assam, July 11, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)Heavy monsoon rains in Assam displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen in coming days.The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the Himalayas into India and then through Bangladesh, has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,800 villages in the state.#WATCH Roads washed away as water from Brahmaputra river enters Nagaon area in Morigaon, in Assam. #AssamFloods pic.twitter.com/Mp26AI7MA6ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2019″10 people have died in separate incidents of drowning in the past three days and more than one million people (have been) affected, with the flood situation turning grave,” a state government flood bulletin said.Torrential rains have affected at least 25 of Assam’s 32 districts and the federal water resources body said water levels in the Brahmaputra were expected to rise, with more rains forecast over the next three days.Flood water enters villages in Darrang district in Assam “The flood situation remains extremely critical,” Assam’s Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta told Reuters.Assam, known for its fine quality teas, has for several years battled floods and heavy rains that have claimed dozens of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.Assam was on a maximum alert due to heavy rains forecast over the next few days, government officials said.People in the state were also at threat from Japanese encephalitis, a mosquito-borne viral infection, government officials said. More than 160 people have been killed since January by the infection.The government said it had met on Saturday to review flooding across different parts of the country, and emergency teams had rescued 750 people in Assam and nearby Bihar state, where the Kosi River had risen above the danger mark.Flash floods and landslides in Nepal also triggered by monsoon rains killed 15 people and injured 12 overnight.ALSO READ: Assam floods: 70% of Kaziranga National Park, 95 camps submergedALSO WATCH: Floods disrupt life in NortheastFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShreya Sinha Heavy rain and floods in Assam kill at least 10 and displace more than 1 millionHeavy monsoon rains in Assam displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen in coming days.advertisementlast_img read more

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SC allows Meghalaya plea to call off rescue operation of trapped miners

first_img Next SC allows Meghalaya plea to call off rescue operation of trapped miners’ bodiesThe Supreme Court has allowed a plea filed by Meghalaya asking to call off the rescue mission that is still looking for the bodies of the miners who went missing in a rat hole.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:03 IST Rescue operations at the Meghalaya mining site.Seven months after 15 people were trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court Friday allowed the state government’s plea seeking its permission to call off the ongoing operation to retrieve the bodies.The illegal mine is located at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district, about 3.7 km deep inside a forest and can be accessed after crossing three streams.It was flooded in December last year trapping 15 miners when water from the nearby Letein river gushed into it.A bench of Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai passed the order while hearing a petition which had sought urgent steps for rescuing the miners trapped in the rat-hole mine since December 13 last year.Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually three-four feet deep, for workers to enter and extract coal. The horizontal tunnels are often termed “rat holes” as each just about fits one person.During the hearing on Friday, senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that the state has filed an application seeking permission to call off the operation.”We are not opposing it (application filed by state),” Grover told the court, adding, “Now we are no longer on the issue of (rescue) operation”.The petitioner told the court that there should be a standard operating procedure (SoP) which could be followed in case of such eventuality as had happened in Meghalaya.The bench said that it would hear the issue relating to the SoP after four weeks.The apex court had in March this year directed the petitioner to “ascertain from the relatives of the deceased if they wish to have the bodies recovered having regard to the fact that they may be already in a completely decomposed condition.”The court was earlier told that remotely operated underwater vehicles (RoVs) had detected three bodies in the mine.Earlier, the Centre had told the court that it has to “believe in miracles” for the 15 miners to come out alive.Also Read | Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gearAlso Read | SC asks trapped miners kin if they wish to get decomposed bodies recoveredAlso Watch | Operation rat-hole mining in Meghalaya; Poaching politics in KarnatakaFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanchari Chatterjeelast_img read more

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