Alter the time of your video clips using the time remapping feature in Final Cut Pro X.This video was first shared by Dan Allen on his YouTube channel.Time remapping allows you to change the speed of a clip with just a few mouse clicks. If you are wanting a quick and easy way to slow down or speed up footage, utilize the simple time remapping features in Final Cut X (a trick for creating the popular slow motion effect from The Matrix).The tutorial above demonstrates how to use time remapping in FCPX:Time RemappingUsing Optical FlowWorking with TextOne of the best plug-ins for achieving incredibly smooth time remapping is Twixtor. If you haven’t heard of it check out our previous post on using Twixtor in your video editing app. It’s not free, but if you think you’ll be time remapping a lot it is absolutely worth it.If you want to learn more about Final Cut Pro X check out the FCPX section of the PremiumBeat blog. There you can find hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a Final Cut master.Any tips for time remapping in FCPX? Share in the comments below.
Has the cull begun? New data show that after remaining more or less steady for a decade, the number of investigators with National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding dropped sharply last year by at least 500 researchers and as many as 1000. Although not a big surprise—it came the same year that NIH’s budget took a 5% cut—the decline suggests that a long-anticipated contraction in the number of labs supported by NIH may have finally begun.Although NIH publicizes the number of grants it funds each year, it does not routinely disclose the number of principal investigators—the leaders of the labs these grants support. But in response to a request from ScienceInsider, NIH shared these data for two sets of grants: research project grants (RPGs), which include all research grants, and R01 equivalents, a slightly smaller category that includes the bread-and-butter R01 grants that support most independent labs.These data show that despite minimal budget growth at NIH since a 5-year doubling ended in 2003, the number of investigators with R01-equivalent grants has held steady at about 22,000. 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As NIH has reported, new R01-equivalent awards fell by 534. The new data show that the number of investigators with these awards dropped in sync by 605, from 22,116 to 21,511 (raw data here). The decline for RPGs was 511. The loss was a staggering 1001 when all R grants are tallied, according to an analysis by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology President Jeremy Berg, a former director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), now at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. (Berg’s data include smaller grants such as R21s but not large ones such as P01s.)Regardless of which data you go with (Berg advised ScienceInsider to stick with the figures from NIH), the number of investigators fell by hundreds last year, or by 2.7% for R01 equivalents or 3.8% using Berg’s R grant data. That suggests that after years of propping up grant numbers by squeezing the size of existing grants, the agency could not avoid a tumble last year.These labs aren’t all necessarily shutting down. They could have bridge funding from their institution or be “surviving by other means,” such as foundation support, Berg says. Moreover, NIH’s budget rose 3.5% this year, so the number of investigators could rebound somewhat in 2014 or later years, as DrugMonkey notes.But the drop in investigators does suggest some contraction in labs. If so, Berg asks, “is this a wise culling of the herd, or is this a destructive loss of productive investigators and talent?” Some of the grants are probably R01s that the investigator has held for decades, Berg says. But others “are probably people in the prime of their careers.”NIH has been thinking about ways to avoid relatively random culling of experienced lab chiefs. One idea is to offer willing senior scientists enough funding to wind down their labs over a few years. That might encourage more to retire and free up money for younger scientists. It’s “a potentially reasonable idea,” Berg says.He thinks NIH should also come clean about a policy it put in place in 2012 to spread its money further—reviewers give extra scrutiny to applications from investigators who already receive more than $1 million in direct support from NIH. NIH has not revealed whether the policy has significantly affected grant decisions, Berg notes. And he’s concerned that most institutes look only at the funding that well-funded grantees receive from NIH, and not the total including other sources. (An exception is NIGMS, which looks at the whole picture.) For instance, scientists supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which lavishes their investigators with funding, usually have grants from NIH as well, Berg recently found.
DharmendraHe claims to be as young as ever even at the age of 75 and Bollywood’s original ‘He-Man’ Dharmendra says the secret to his energy lies in the love people have bestowed on him.”I love people and they love me and that is the secret of my energy and youthfulness,” said the veteran actor in a brief chat here this afternoon.The superstar of yesteryears has completed fifty years in Hindi cinema having worked in over 300 films. His latest film Yamla Pagla Deewana with sons Sunny and Bobby Deol released only last month.Dharmendra , on his way to Jalandhar with the torch of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Wrestling Tournament commencing on February 10, 2011, claimed that whenever he visited Punjab, he felt as if he had come back to his mother.Having studied and worked in Phagwara for a few years before leaving for Mumbai way back in 1959, the actor went down the memory lane to talk about his roots.His father, Master Kewal Krishan, was a teacher in the local Arya school and Dharmendra addressed him as ‘Babuji’. “Main es mitti da haan te ih mainu badi pyari lagdi hai (I belong to this soil and love it too much),” said Dharmendra. He asked the Punjabi youth to take to sports for their own health and the progress of the country.Earlier, addressing a gathering in local Hargobind Nagar, Dharmendra extended his love to those younger than him – “jaffi pa ke pyar (love with a hug)” to his “hanis (those of his age)” and respect to the elders.He was also honoured by the Kapurthala District Wrestling Association. Despite tight security and a busy schedule, the veteran actor gave his blessings to two girls who were struggling in the crowd trying to reach him.advertisement
South Korean tech major Samsung just announced two bigger (and premium) phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. While the Note 5 is the successor to last year’s Note 4, the S6 Edge+ pushes the S6 Edge (launched in April, this year) into the larger phablet category.Samsung found its long-lost midas touch with its flagship Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge smartphones. Having regained some momentum (as well as confidence) in the market the company is now going for the kill with the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ announced, come with 4GB RAM Here’s a look at what’s in store, ala the all new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+: Design and build qualitySamsung Galaxy Note 5One of Galaxy S6’s (and the S6 Edge) main ticket to fame was its premium design. Although, it had bits and pieces of the iPhone 6 thrown in, a little inspiration never killed anyone, did it? Besides, sales figures prove, buyers did not mind some uncanny iPhone resemblance.The Galaxy Note 5 builds upon Samsung’s newfound love for glass and metal as well as its newfound love for going slim and sleek. Basically, it’s just an extension of the S6/S6 Edge, only larger (and more Note-like) in comparison. It drops the all-plastic body (with a metal frame) of the Note 2 for an all glass body encased by a metal frame (just like the S6).The new Note 5, as a result, is way thinner and lighter than its predecessor. It weighs just 171 grams and is only 7.6 mm thin. advertisementSamsung Galaxy S6 Edge+The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is simply an extension of the S6 Edge, only bigger. You still get the characteristic twin curved display of the S6 Edge, only this time you have even larger real estate than its predecessor. This makes more sense from a sales point of view since when compared to the S6, the original Edge variant wasn’t giving you anything compelling (apart from the twin display) to make buyers opt for it.The S6 Edge+ lies in the phablet category (while retaining much of the spec sheet of the original) which makes it a more attractive option over its predecessor.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 5 The Note 5 has the same 5.7-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED display (1440×2560 pixels) as the Note 4.Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+The Galaxy S6 Edge+ now comes with a 5.7-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED display with a 1440×2560 pixels resolution and 518ppi pixel density. The S6 Edge had a smaller 5.1-inch display, although with the same resolution (hence lower pixel density). SoftwareSamsung Galaxy Note 5 The Note 5 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop straight out-of-the-box with the company’s new TouchWiz UI on top. The Note 4 came with Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradable to 5.0.1 Lollipop) with an older version of the TouchWiz UI. Expect UI look and feel on similar lines as the S6/S6 Edge.Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ The Galaxy S6 Edge+ runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box with the company’s new TouchWiz UI on top. It adds a number of software tweaks to the S6 Edge+, most importantly an ‘Apps Edge’ shortcut which places a tab on the side of the phone’s home screen letting you quick-launch apps.Also Read: Apple iPhone 6 review PerformanceSamsung Galaxy Note 5 The Note 5 is powered by a 2.1GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with Mali-T760MP8 GPU and 4GB RAM. It will come in 32GB and 64GB memory variants and expandable storage is still not supported. This is the same processor that powers the S6 and the S6 Edge flagship smartphones.The Note 4 had a 1.9GHz octa-core Exynos 5433 (SM-N910C) processor with Mali-T760 GPU and 3GB RAM. Also, there was only one 32 GB variant available (with no expandable memory).Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has the same 2.1GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with Mali-T760MP8 GPU as the original S6 Edge. Only this time, RAM has been increased to 4GB. Further, the company has dropped a 128GB variant as the S6 Edge+ will have only two options: 32/64GB with no expansion slot.CameraBoth the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ sport a 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation, autofocus and LED flash along with a 5MP front-facing camera. Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review BatteryBoth the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ use a 3,000 mAh battery (non-removable). Note 4 users would be disappointed with this since the Note 4 had a slightly bigger 3,220 mAh battery. But take note that, the Note 5 is slimmer; hence corners had to be cut to accommodate that sleek form factor.The S6 Edge had a 2,600 mAh battery, so that’s an improvement.advertisement Special referenceSamsung Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen The Note’s trademark S Pen has got a minor upgrade, enough to make an instant hit among users. You no longer need to power up the Note 5 (and unlock it) to start taking notes.This time round, you can start writing on the screen even when the phone is on standby, and it would detect the S Pen automatically. This would activate an Instant Memo mode copying everything you write (doodle) straight into S Note. ValueThe Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ would go on sale globally on August 21. There is no word yet about India launch, and prices would be region-specific.
New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Judo Federation of India (JFI), in association with the International Judo Federation (IJF), will organise a grassroot development and training programme to increase the talent pool of the sports in the country. The programme called Judo Educational Journey Through India will be held from October 1-11 across the country in various cities. “This is a prestigious project of IJF, involving maximum number of judo Players of the country and to promote judo values. In the past, such programmes were organised in China, Canada, Oceania and Australia,” a release from JFI said. “The purpose of the programme is to increase the playing population of judo, identify young talents, to help the local judo clubs and coaches to develop judo at grassroot level. The programme will consist of judo demonstrations, presentations, training, conferences, and interaction with the young children to teach them values of judo,” it said. Nicolas Messnet, Media & Communication Director of IJF, will be the expert to organise the programme, alongwith Huvgarian Milklos Ungvari, silver medalist in 2012 London Olympic Games. International judo players from India, and Indian judo coaches will also be part of the delegation to visit various Indian cities. The delegation will visit judo clubs in Agra, Haridwar, Dehradun, Jallandhar, Gurdaspur, Narnual, Rohtak, Sonipat and Delhi, during the programme. PTI PDS BS
Suspended Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer has revealed that Islamabad United’s coach Dean Jones and former Test cricketers Mohammad Yousuf and Sadiq Mohammad will be presented as ‘expert witnesses’ on May 24 in front of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal probing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.On the third day of the day-to-day hearing on Thursday, Sharjeel’s lawyer Shaigan Ijaz accused the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for making up a story and trying to back it up with witnesses.”PCB made up a story and is trying to back it up with witnesses. Board is being lenient with some players, while it is acting strictly against others,” the Express Tribune quoted Shaigan as saying.Meanwhile, PCB’s attorney Tafazzul Rizvi said that Sharjeel’s lawyer has full right to disagree with their witnesses, adding that the truth would reveal once the decision comes out.The Shaharyar Khan-led board presented International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-corruption Unit chief Ronnie Flanagan as witness who clarified that the world’s cricket governing body has nothing to do with the case.”This is PCB’s case to deal with. The case is being heard professionally and it shows that PCB wants to eliminate corruption from the game of cricket,” Flanagan said.On Wednesday, Sharjeel’s counsel said that his client had timely informed the relevant authority of the PCB about his meeting with a bookie.Earlier on March 6, a three-member tribunal was formed by the PCB to investigate the spot-fixing case allegedly involving Sharjeel and Khalid Latif.The duo was suspended by the PCB under its Anti-Corruption Code, as part of an ongoing investigation into an international syndicate which was believed to corrupt the second edition of the PSL.advertisementBoth the cricketers, who play for Islamabad United franchise in the PSL, formally recorded their statements on February 18 before the anti-corruption unit of the cricket board.The British Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the case including Nasir Jamshed, who was released on bail.
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 31 (PTI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today urged the people to follow the idea of India as one nation, irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion, and asked them to move together to make the country powerful.Naidu also stressed the need for good governance to take the benefits of development to the people.”…Irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion, India is one nation, one country. It should be our target and it should be our culture,” Naidu said at the closing ceremony of the year-long golden jubilee celebrations of the formation of Haryana state at the Mahabir Stadium here.He said the idea of vasudhaiva kutumbakam (the world is one family) was part of the Indian tradition.”Therefore, we should come together and stay away from caste, disturbance taking place in the name of religion, corruption and eliminate oppression. We should move together and then the country will become a powerful India. And then also Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas will be meaningful,” he said.The vice president said younger generations had to be made aware of the countrys religion and culture.”Our culture and tradition should always be preserved which we have inherited from our ancestors and that religion, tradition, Bhartiyata, Hindutva, Indianness should be preserved. We should always follow the same in our lives. We should always make the new generation aware of our religion and culture,” he said.Naidu described Haryana as “pious” and said the country was aware of the states prosperous culture and tradition and that this land had given the gift of the Bhagwad Gita to the world.advertisementHe also said President Ram Nath Kovind would inaugurate the International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra, Haryana, on November 25.Talking about information technology (IT), he said the country was exhibiting its might to the world in the sector, and praised Haryana in its efforts at promoting IT.”IT and if you do your duty then our country will be mighty,” he said in his inimitable style of using rhymes.The vice president also said development was necessary along with good governance.”The prime minister always says that development is necessary. Even after 70 years of Independence, there are some deficiencies in the county. Therefore development is a must. Along with development, good governance is also necessary to take the benefits of development to the people,” Naidu said.IT would also help in ensuring good governance, he said.The vice president also said everybody should learn and know about the Hindi language.”I belonged to southern India and I did not study Hindi in my childhood. In our area at that time, a campaign against Hindi language was going on. I also participated in it. Later I came to know that it was not possible to move ahead without knowing Hindi. Everybody should learn and know about Hindi,” he said.Naidu also urged all Indians to contribute towards the prime ministers dream project, the Swachh Bharat campaign.Praising the people of Haryana for making an immense contribution to every sector, Naidu said Haryana was traditionally known for agriculture and milk production.”The state government is promoting this occupation through new, modern technology and scientific methods. Haryanas foodgrain production has grown manifold since 1966,” he said.Though the state comprises only 1.5 per cent of the countrys total area, it contributes 15 per cent towards foodgrain production, he pointed out.”It is a great achievement and I salute the farmers of Haryana for this great job,” he said.Naidu also appreciated the efforts of the Haryana government in promoting sports and giving facilities to sportspersons who performed well.”Sports should be an integral part of our life. It is a must,” he said.Naidu also hailed steps taken by the state government for womens empowerment, education and skill development. PTI CHS VSD BDS
features Europa League Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Premier League: 10 things to look out for on the final day Share via Email Twitter Share on Facebook Was this helpful? Share on WhatsApp Gonzalo Higuaín seals victory over Watford and a top-four place for Chelsea. Watford can reach the Europa League by winning the FA Cup final against Manchester City on 18 May. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP Facebook Read more Can the fourth-placed team end up in the Europa League?In theory, yes, but not this season. It happened to Tottenham in 2012 because Chelsea won the Champions League, guaranteeing a place, and finished outside the top four at a time when England had a maximum of four spots. Now the Premier League gets up to five berths and the fourth-placed team miss out only if English clubs win the Champions League and Europa League but neither finish in the top four. That cant be the case this season. With the 38th and final round of matches left to play in the Premier League season, the unthinkable prospect of an extra 39th outing remains on the table.The sensible permutations are simple. A win for Manchester City and the trophy will continue to adorn sky blue ribbons for another year. Any mistake, and Jurgen Klopp’s side can grab a first title in 29 years. Guardiola will be expecting a routine win away at Brighton and Klopp will equally anticipate three points against Wolves at Anfield, but what about that elusive 39th match?The 2018-2019 Premier League handbook states that in the case that the title “cannot be determined because two or more clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the Board.”For everything to be equal on Sunday evening Manchester City will need to lose 4-0 at the Amex coupled with a 4-4 draw at Anfield. Both teams would finish on 95 points, with a goal difference of +65, and 91 goals scored.There is a precedent for this absurdly fantastical turn of events. Sort of. Guardiola hasn’t been immune to a hammering as City boss, overseeing the club’s 4-0 defeat to Everton in January 2017, while a trip back to the winter of 1983 would find an FA Cup occasion that did, in fact, see Brighton demolish City by a scoreline of 4-0.For Liverpool, meanwhile, the mere mention of “4-4” conjures up memories of a Premier League classic in which the Rafa Benitez-led Reds were on the receiving end of Andrei Arshavin’s brief dalliance with genius.Last month Klopp declared the 2018-2019 season as being “absolutely crazy”. Well, Jurgen, we’re about to find out just how crazy. Benji Nurick What happens if Arsenal finish outside the top four and win the Europa League?They go into the Champions League group stage and Manchester United go into the Europa League group stage. The second Europa League spot will go to Wolves or Watford depending on the outcome of the FA Cup final.What happens if Chelsea win the Europa League?They are in the Champions League anyway, so unless Spurs finish fifth and win the Champions League, there will be three English teams in the Europa League.What if Watford win the FA Cup?Beating City would earn them a spot in next season’s Europa League group stage. Seventh-placed Wolves would miss out on European football because only seven teams can qualify and Watford have finished outside the top seven.A win for Watford would also see the Premier League’s highest-placed side who have not qualified for the Champions League begin their Europa League campaign in the second qualifying round, which starts on 25 July. Manchester United are scheduled to play a friendly against Milan in Cardiff on the same day.And if Manchester City win the FA Cup?Seventh-placed Wolves will go into the Europa League second qualifying round. Who have qualified for the 2019-20 Champions League?Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea have secured their places in the group stage by virtue of confirmed top-four finishes. Tottenham hold the final top-four spot and will confirm their qualification – also for the group stage – as long as they avoid defeat by Everton. Even if they lose, Arsenal would need to win at Burnley and overturn an eight-goal deficit in goal difference to overhaul them. Premier League Champions League Thank you for your feedback. Show Hide Pinterest Can five teams go into the Champions League?Yes. If Arsenal finish outside the top four but win the Europa League they will be in the Champions League. If Chelsea win the Europa League only four English clubs will be in the Champions League, other than in the unlikely event that Tottenham end up fifth, and then win the Champions League.How many clubs qualify for the Europa League?That depends. Ordinarily it is three, with the Premier League’s fifth-placed finishers and the FA Cup winners going into the group stage and the Carabao Cup victors starting in the second qualifying round. But that drops to two if an English team win the Europa League but finish outside the top four because the Premier League gets a maximum of seven places in Europe.So can any club say for certain they will be in the Europa League?Only Manchester United. If they finish fifth they go into the group stage. If they finish sixth – which gets a Europa League place because Manchester City won the Carabao Cup but will be in the Champions League – their entry date will depend on who wins the FA Cup. Arsenal are guaranteed a Europa League place if they do not end up in the Champions League. Share on LinkedIn Topics Quick guide What would it take to force a play-off for the Premier League title? Share on Messenger Reuse this content
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 25: A flag bearer for the Nebraska Cornhuskers waves a flag after the first score during their game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Rutgers 42-24. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Mike Cavanaugh, Nebraska’s offensive line coach who came to Lincoln with former Oregon State coach Mike Riley, knows what he wants to see in his current-and-future Husker players. He, obviously, wants players with talent and ability. But he wants to see something else, too. Cavanaugh wants his offensive linemen to be “tough a**holes.” Mike Cavanaugh on building his offensive line: “We are going to get the five best guys that are tough a** holes.” #Huskers— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) March 19, 2015That has to be music to Nebraska fans’ ears, who are used to watching a tough-as-nails offensive line dominate the line of scrimmage. Nebraska opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against BYU.
zoom EXMAR LPG has been awarded Statoil ASA’s Time-Charter requirement for 2 environment-friendly 38,000 m³ (Midsize) LPG newbuildings intended for LPG trading within North West Europe.Both performing vessels are part of EXMAR LPG’s existing orderbook and are being built at Hanjin Subic Bay. The duration of each Time-Charter is for a period of minimum 5 years up to maximum 10 years basis delivery within 2016.EXMAR LPG has further extended with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) the Time-Charters of LIBRAMONT (38,455 m³ – built 2006) and SOMBEKE (38,447 m³ – built 2006) for a period of 10 years each. The vessels will be utilized for the transportation of anhydrous ammonia.These long-term commitments with leading industrial companies confirm EXMAR’s dedication to the Midsize segment and are a recognition of the highest standard of its operations.EXMAR LPG, February 7, 2014
Recent events in Lebanon and the stalemate in the Middle East peace process have demonstrated the growing failure of the Security Council to tackle issues under its mandate, the Defence Minister of India told the General Assembly today, calling for reform of the 15-member body.“There is wide acceptance that the Security Council can no longer be regarded as being reflective of the changed international environment that has emerged since the time of its creation,” Pranab Mukherjee told the Assembly’s annual debate. “The Security Council has not only to be more representative but also to be more effective if it is to be able to satisfactorily perform the role mandated to it by the Charter.”He also said the global response to terrorism has remained inadequate and voiced outrage at the bombings in Mumbai and elsewhere that have claimed innocent lives. “A strong response to terrorism requires broad-based international cooperation denying the space available to terrorists and increasing the capability of States to address terrorist threats.”Mr. Mukherjee welcomed the recent adoption of a UN Counter-Terrorism Strategy but said it should have been stronger. In addition, he said the international community must “unanimously reject the notion that any cause can justify terrorism.”The comprehensive convention on terrorism now being drafted would provide the legal framework for addressing the issue, he said, appealing for agreement on the pact. “It cannot be beyond our collective ingenuity to reach an agreement on this comprehensive convention.”
Needless to mention, treating wastewater and removing pollutants can also remarkably reduce the impact on the environment as well as on health.“Improved wastewater management is as much about reducing pollution at the source, as removing contaminants from wastewater flows, reusing reclaimed water and recovering useful by-products [as it is about increasing] social acceptance of the use of wastewater,” noted Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General in her foreword to the World Water Development Report 2017 – Wastewater: An untapped resource.The report, launched today in Durban, South Africa, on the occasion of World Water Day, also highlights that improved management of wastewater is essential in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.“It’s all about carefully managing and recycling the water that runs through our homes, factories, farms and cities,” said Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Chair of UN-Water, urging for reducing and safely reusing more wastewater.“Everyone can do their bit to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal target to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase safe water reuse by 2030.”Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) has specific targets on halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally (target 6.3) as well as supporting countries in wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies (target 6.a).Health and environmental dimension – particularly stark for low-income countriesThe report also revealed that low-income countries are particularly impacted by the release of waste water into the environment without being either treated or collected, where, on average, only 8 per cent of domestic and industrial wastewater is treated, compared to 70 per cent in high-income countries.As a result, in many regions of the world, water contaminated by bacteria, nitrates, phosphates and solvents is discharged into rivers and lakes ending up in the oceans, with negative consequences for the environment and public health.For instance, in Latin America, Asia and Africa, pollution from pathogens from human and animal excreta affects almost one third of rivers, endangering the lives of millions of people.Furthermore, growing awareness on the presence of hormones, antibiotics, steroids and endocrine disruptors in wastewater poses a new set of complexities as their impact on the environment and health have yet to be fully understood.These set of challenges underscore the need for urgent action on collection, treatment and safe use of wastewater.Wastewater as a source of raw materialsIn addition to providing a safe alternative source for freshwater, wastewater is also a potential source of raw materials, noted the report.Owing to developments in treatment techniques, certain nutrients, like phosphorus and nitrates, can now be recovered from sewage and sludge and turned into fertilizer. It is estimated that nearly 22 per cent of the global demand for phosphorus (a depleting mineral resource) can be met by treating human urine and excrement.Use of treated wastewater has long been practised by astronauts, such as those on the International Space Station who have been reusing the same recycled water for over 16 yearsSimilarly, organic substances contained in wastewater can be used to produce biogas, which could power wastewater treatment facilities as well as contribute to energy needs of local communities.In addition, use of treated wastewater is growing for agricultural irrigation. At least 50 countries around the globe are now using treated wastewater for this purpose, accounting for an estimated 10 per cent of all irrigated land.Lastly, the report also mentioned that treated wastewater can augment drinking water supplies, although this is still a marginal practice. Cities such as Singapore, San Diego (United States), and Windhoek (Namibia) have been treating wastewater to supplement drinking water reserves.A great example is use of treated wastewater, long practised by astronauts, such as those on the International Space Station who have been reusing the same recycled water for over 16 years.
Marquette men’s basketball players huddle during a game on Nov. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 74-63. Credit: Muyao Shen / Lantern photographerFreshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) plays defense during a game against Marquette on Nov. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 74-63.Credit: Muyao Shen / Lantern photographerThe No. 20 Ohio State men’s basketball team overcame early mistakes to top Marquette for the second time in as many seasons.The Buckeyes (2-0) won, 74-63, to give the Golden Eagles (1-1) their first loss of the season on Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center. Senior guard Shannon Scott finished the game with 14 assists, tied for the second most in a single game in program history.Scott credited the players beside him on the court for his big assist numbers. “I just have so many weapons around me, it makes the game a lot easier,” Scott said after the game.Scott proceeded to name off all nine of the other OSU players who took part in the game, and said “everybody played great.”OSU coach Thad Matta said he was happy with Scott’s play, especially because he pushed the ball.“We want him to be aggressive,” Matta said after the game. “I think he made great reads in transition and found guys.”Former Buckeye Aaron Craft currently holds the record of 15, set in 2011 in a NCAA Tournament game against George Mason.OSU shot 65.3 percent from the field in the game, helped by a 70.4 percent mark in the second half. The hot shooting allowed the Buckeyes to make up for the Golden Eagles scoring 13 points off of 18 total turnovers from the home team.Matta acknowledged his team’s strong shooting, but added that the Buckeyes need to cut down on mistakes going forward.“As I told the guys, we shoot the heck out of the basketball,” he said. “But it’s obviously some of the turnovers.”Despite committing 13 turnovers in the first half, the Buckeyes held on to a seven-point lead at the break before opening up a 16-point lead with less than 10 minutes to play in the game.After scoring just three points on two shots in the first half, sophomore forward Marc Loving scored seven of OSU’s first 11 points to start the second period. But the sophomore picked up his fourth foul with 7:51 to play, forcing him to the bench.When Loving sat down, the Buckeyes had extended their lead to 16, partially because of 11 assists from Scott. OSU also cut down on mistakes in the second half, turning the ball over just three times through 13 minutes.By the four-minute mark, the Buckeyes had extended their lead to 20 behind two layups from senior center Amir Williams, an alley-oop dunk from senior forward Sam Thompson and a 3-pointer by freshman forward Keita Bates-Diop.Scott said OSU came into the season with the intention of going hard whenever it gets the ball.“We played so hard on defense the last couple years that we kind of forgot about offense,” he said. “This year we know, when we get the ball we’re gonna attack every time.”Marquette closed out the half on a 12-3 run, but OSU held on for its 11-point win.Matta said his team could have turned up the pressure more in the first half, but mistakes held the Buckeyes back.“I felt like in the first half we had our chances to open it up, and just some careless sloppy play (prevented that),” he said.Redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams led the way in the first half with nine points in nine minutes on the court as he connected on his first three attempts from 3-point range. As a team, the Buckeyes made their first four 3-point shots, helping to make up for some of their early turnovers.Kam Williams attributed his shooting touch to the work he puts in between games.“When I get in the gym, I just make sure I take game shots,” he said after the game. “Because if I take my game shots in practice, when it’s time for (the) game, it’s easy. Everything slows down and I’m used to taking game shots. Elevation, release, it all felt natural.”OSU led by as many as 12 in the opening 20 minutes, but the Golden Eagles finished the half on a 7-2 run.Kam Williams led the team with 15 points, while Amir Williams had 12 and Thompson and Loving each finished with 10 points. Thompson led the Buckeyes with six rebounds while freshman guard D’Angelo Russell was second to Scott with four assists.All 10 OSU players scored at least two points, with everyone other than redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee scoring at least three.“I think this year everybody knows that when they touch the ball, it’s gonna be their shot and they’ve gotta make the shot,” Scott said. “Just the simple fact that everybody came in and contributed in some aspect of the game is a great feeling and I think everybody has a better understanding this year for what their role is.”Marquette junior forward Steve Taylor Jr. led all players with 20 points, while redshirt-senior guard Matt Carlino finished with 10 points.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court on Sunday to take on Sacred Heart at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m.
← Previous Story EHF CL: SG Flensburg beat Motor, Dinamo Bucuresti win in Finland Next Story → Sporting take revenge on Benfica Carlos PerezIstvan Gulyas After departure of Ljubomir Vranjes, Telekom Veszprem trying to prepare for the upcoming match against Meshkov Brest at Round 4 of the VELUX EHF Champions League.Temporary coach Istvan Gulyas began to work with the players in order to keep their self-confidence and make a proper focus after things which were shaken roster last weekend.Gulyas’s assistant will be legendary Veszprem’s player – Carlos Perez.It is still unknown how big chances have Istvan Gulyas to stay on Veszprem’s bench until the end of the season, but it is clear that next performances will be decisive in that case….
KILKENNY: Eoin Murphy (Glenmore); Paul Murphy (Danesfort), JJ Delaney (Fenians), Jackie Tyrrell (James Stephens); Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan), Brian Hogan (O’Loughlin Gaels), Kieran Joyce (Rower-Inistioge); Lester Ryan (Clara), Paddy Hogan (Danesfort); Richie Hogan (Danesfort), Mark Bergin (O’Loughlin Gaels), Eoin Larkin (James Stephens); Ger Aylward (Glenmore), Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Aidan Fogarty (Emeralds).Subs: Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan) for Tyrrell (24), Matthew Ruth (James Stephens) for Bergin (h.t.), Willie Phelan (Dunnamaggin) for Murphy (46).WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner); Shane Fives (Carrigtwohill), Liam Lawlor (Fourmilewater), Stephen Daniels (De La Salle); Jamie Nagle (Dungarvan), Michael Walsh (Stradbally), Kevin Moran (De La Salle); Shane O’Sullivan (Ballygunner), Paudie Prendergast (Lismore); Brian O’Halloran (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg), Seamus Prendergast (Ardmore), Jake Dillon (De La Salle); Brian O’Sullivan (Ballygunner), Shane Walsh (Fourmilewater), Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner).Subs: Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater) for B O’Sullivan (46), Maurice Shanahan (Lismore) for S Walsh (55), Ray Barry (Lismore) for Moran (65).Referee: James McGrath (Westmeath). Scorers for Kilkenny: Eoin Larkin 0-6 (5f), Ger Aylward & Matthew Ruth 1-1 each, Aidan Fogarty 0-3, Richie Hogan 0-2, Lester Ryan & Colin Fennelly 0-1 each.Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-6 (5f), Jake Dillon 0-3 (1 sl), Shane O’Sullivan 0-2, Stephen O’Keeffe (f), Kevin Moran, Brian O’Halloran, Shane Walsh & Maurice Shanahan 0-1 each. Kilkenny 2-15Waterford 0-16BRIAN CODY’S KILKENNY are finally off the mark in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League after the reigning League and All-Ireland champions beat Waterford by five points at Nowlan Park this afternoon.And the visiting Déise were the architects of their own downfall to a large extent as defensive mistakes cost them dearly.Waterford lost for the first time in the League this season but at half-time, they were full value for a 0-11 to 1-6 lead.But the goal they conceded, on the half hour mark, was avoidable as Stephen O’Keeffe’s short puck-out was picked off by Ger Aylward 40 metres from goal.The Glenmore forward advanced on goal and powered his shot past O’Keeffe for a goal that Kilkenny badly needed.It levelled the tie at that point – 1-4 to 0-7 – but Waterford were the better side in the opening half and Michael Ryan’s charges recovered to lead by two points at the break.The pendulum swung both ways in the second half as Kilkenny opened with three successive points to lead again.Waterford, playing into the breeze and rain now, responded with four unanswered points, all scored by Pauric Mahony, but Kilkenny looked more threatening close to goal.Aylward spurned a decent goal chance in the 42nd minute and Colin Fennelly hit the side-netting seven minutes later when well placed.With less than twenty minutes remaining, Waterford led by 0-15 to 1-9 but Kilkenny opened up with 1-5 without reply to make the game safe.Matthew Ruth’s goal with six minutes remaining was the decisive score as the James Stephens man pounced from close range after O’Keeffe, who scored a long-range free in the first half, failed to hold Paddy Hogan’s long delivery into the Waterford goalmouth.Maurice Shanahan and Eoin Larkin, Kilkenny’s leading marksman, traded late scores as the hosts held on comfortably for a much-needed win in front of 6887 spectators.Cody will gladly take the win and move on but still without a host of leading names, Kilkenny look unusually vulnerable. Distribution into the forward line left a lot to be desired and the Cats also registered 13 wides on the day.
If you live in the US, then last month’s announcement of the Nokia Lumia 800 might have had you feeling left out. The phone is set to launch next week in Europe, but there has been no info announced for a stateside release. Now a new report is suggesting that an American launch has been planned, but it’s being held back because of network incompatibility. This could end up being a huge flub for Microsoft and Nokia.The sources say that the delay of Nokia’s Windows Phone beauty is at least partially because they want it to launch in the US with LTE. While Verizon and AT&T both offer LTE, apparently Windows Phone 7.5 Mango isn’t friendly with the speedy network.This leaves Nokia with two possibilities: they can wait for the next release of Windows Phone, codenamed Tango, or they can have some code added to Mango that will allow LTE on the new firmware.When the hardware developer (Nokia) and the software developer (Microsoft) are working closely together, how can this happen? If Nokia is insistent on LTE in the Lumia 800, and Microsoft has been developing Mango over the last year, why weren’t they already on the same page? I see no reason why either a) LTE capabilities weren’t already added to Mango, or b) Nokia didn’t just opt to pass on LTE in the Lumia and get on with the launch.Instead, what we have is an unnecessary delay while the clock is ticking. Microsoft has some big catching up to do in the mobile arena, and delaying the US launch of the most attractive piece of hardware to ever run one of their operating systems isn’t helping. I’m all for taking your time and doing things right, but it’s crunch time and these two teammates just dribbled the ball off of their feet.The Lumia 800 could have been an appealing Windows Phone offering to sit on display next to the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus this holiday season. The combination of smooth design and slick software would have caught many a shopper’s eye. The mobile hill is steep for Windows Phone, but the Lumia’s presence in the US would have been a great start.If they wait for 2012 to launch the Lumia, the window of opportunity will have passed. The season of spending will have ended, and its specs will already be getting outdated. It may have LTE, but it will be too late to matter. At that point, Microsoft and Nokia may as well hold off in the US until they launch their next phone alongside Tango. Android and iOS aren’t becoming any less dominant, and the catch-up game is only going to get more difficult as time passes. Way to blow it again, Nokia and Microsoft.via The Verge
Services provider Amey has signed the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport Charter for Diversity and Inclusion.As a signatory, Amey is required to recognise, respect, capitalise, and celebrate diversity at all levels of the business. An appointed senior leader within the organisation will also have responsibility for regularly reviewing performance levels and ensuring that key performance indicators set by the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport (CIHT) are met or exceeded.Amey, which employs approximately 21,000 staff, aims to promote inclusion and provide the flexibility to support employees’ individual needs through its employee benefits package. This includes flexible-working arrangements, an employee assistance programme (EAP), and a holiday purchase scheme.The organisation has a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and allies (LGBTA) network, to ensure employees of all sexual orientations and gender identities are supported in the workplace.Amey also offers training on inclusion; 1,300 people managers have taken part in unconscious bias training and there are plans to provide training to remaining staff over the next 12 months.The organisation is also introducing a reverse mentoring scheme, and in September launched a reserves policy to support employees who are military reservists so that they are able to carry out their military duties while working at Amey. The policy includes an additional five days of paid annual leave for military reservists.The organisation received Investors in Diversity accreditation in 2015 and has committed to achieving Leaders in Diversity status in 2017.Andy Milner, chief executive officer at Amey, said: “Amey is committed to tackling barriers to inclusion, whether related to age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability. We have made a corporate commitment to continually improve our workplaces and the services we deliver to ensure they are accessible and welcoming to all people, irrespective of their background.“The CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter is an important step towards that goal, particularly because it facilitates collaboration across the industry. In spite of the fact that we employ over 21,000 people at Amey and are a leading business in our industry, we know we cannot eliminate the barriers that currently prevent us from reaching our goal of full and comprehensive inclusion without collaborating with others.”Workplace equality and diversity is on the agenda at Employee Benefits Live 2016. This dedicated conference stream will cover topics such as the gender pay gap, shared parental leave, and how benefits can support wider workplace inclusion.Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London. Register to attend for free and view the full conference programme.
HAVANA (WSVN) — Cuba is preparing for an upcoming election that could bring big changes to the island.Cuban leader Raul Castro called for municipal elections to pave the way for the end of his time in power.The vote was supposed to take place on Sunday, but was pushed back to November after Hurricane Irma.It will be cuba’s first election since the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro.Members of South Florida’s Cuban exile community say no matter who takes power, they are far from convinced that the Cuban people will see any meaningful change.“It’s a joke like all the ones they’ve done before,” said Margarita Hernandez. “There’s a lot of people from the opposition that are trying to get in there and be nominated to get a position and they’re not allowing anybody to do anything.”“I think there is no such thing as an election in Cuba. It’s going to be whatever the higher-ups say it’s going to be,” said Carlos Garcia. Following the election, voters will select members of the National Assembly of People’s Power, the legislative body that elects the country’s top leaders.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Some Houston law professors are among many across the nation who have signed a letter asking the Senate not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. We hear from some of them.Also this hour: We discuss the challenges faced by children who suffer from chronic illness or disabilities making the transition into adulthood. Then, a local doctor is calling for stricter standards for screening and diagnosing gestational diabetes.And a new biography remembers Dr. Red Duke.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Listen 00:00 /50:10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X
Reginald F. Lewis Museum Executive Director, Dr. A. Skipp Sanders (Photo Credit: Likisha Griffin)Dr. A. Skipp Sanders, 73, recently announced his retirement as executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore.“I hear people say that 73 is the new 63—that’s not necessarily quite true in my case,” Sanders said jokingly in a Jan. 15 interview with the AFRO.Sanders said after more than four decades of public service—including a decades-long tenure as an administrator in the Maryland State Department of Education and a four-year stint at the helm of the Museum—he wanted to refocus on the most important things in his life.“When I first came on as executive director of the museum I was told you have to marry the museum. So, I had to get a certificate of separation from the museum to get back to my original marriage,” Sanders said, referring to his wife of 38 years.“My wife has always been waiting for me to stop giving all my time to a state institution and then a cultural institution,” and he wanted to honor her sacrifice, Sanders added. “At my age, I really need to focus more on the primary values in my life, which is my family.”Sanders said when he was first asked to head the museum he was uncertain because of his lack of experience in the nonprofit sector—though he was familiar with the institution, having served on a committee tasked with working with the museum to better integrate Black history into Maryland’s school curriculum.“When it opened and I saw what a magnificent building this was and how dedicated people were to making this a success [including his former boss Nancy Grasmick, Maryland’s first female superintendent of schools], I adopted their dedication,” Sanders said.That dedication—adopted or not—saw Sanders leading the museum as it brought in major new donors, expanded its exhibition space, presented several award-winning exhibitions, became more nationally recognized and celebrated its 10th anniversary.“Skipp has created a stellar legacy. He graciously agreed to stay on through the museum’s 10th anniversary, where he oversaw a year of exciting events and culminating in a sell-out gala,” said Board Chair Dr. Leslie King Hammond in a statement. “He has set the museum on a course for success that prioritizes being relevant, accessible, interactive, and thought-provoking.”Hammond also praised Sanders’ leadership style, which was critical in bringing about the museum’s success in the past four years.“As a leader, he is a gracious humanitarian. His style elicits the very best out of each person. He led the staff with compassion, patience, and an integrity that was compelling and inspired. It is for all those reasons that we are sincerely indebted to Dr. Sanders and are well poised to enter our next chapter,” she said.Sanders told the AFRO his proudest accomplishment was the addition of several director-level staff members and all they were able to achieve as a team.“I am most proud of the kind of talented new staff members we were able to add at the museum and how they blended with the dedicated staff who were already here,” he said. “[And] I’m proud of the quality of the things they did.”Despite the accolades of those who praise his achievements at the museum, Sanders said he is the one who was blessed with new friendships, and insight, not just into history, but also into the unique challenges of the nonprofit sector.“I take away so much more than I was able to give,” he said. “I’ve learned so much.”And Sanders said when his retirement is official at the end of January, he’s going to channel all he’s learned into an important, history-changing effort:“One of my major tasks is to get grandchildren,” he said with a laugh, adding of his intentions toward his 32-year-old son and 34-year-old daughter, “I’m going to start making a nuisance of myself.”