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Iniesta move to Chongqing Lifan a rumour – coach

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first_imgAndres Iniesta’s reported transfer to Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan is nothing more than a “rumour”, says the club’s coachBoth the Spanish and the Chinese media have been strongly linking the veteran midfielder to the club with Iniesta expected to confirm his plans for the future by the end of the month.However, Chongqing coach Paulo Bento, who was the manager of Portugal in the last World Cup, has now denied this and stated that it is nothing more than a “rumour”.Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta credits father for his career Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 Andres Iniesta revealed the influence his father has been on his incredible career, which has seen him everything in football for Barcelona and Spain.“This is a rumor and it is very difficult to comment on rumors.” said the Portuguese coach, according to HurriyetDailyNews.“But I don’t think there is any fan or coach in the world that doesn’t like a player like Iniesta.”Iniesta has kept silent on his future since announcing last month that he had until the end of April to decide whether to go to China or not.last_img read more

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Rodriguez happy at Milan

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first_imgSwiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez’s agent would consider “a team that has a chance to win the Champions League” as he “won’t leave Milan easily,” his agent confirms via Football Italia.The agent met with Rossoneri sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli today, with some taking that as a sign the Swiss left-back will be sold.“It’s all good, we have an excellent relationship with Mirabelli,” Gianluca Di Domenico told MilanNews after the meeting.“There’s great transparency, it was him who wanted Ricardo at Milan, he followed him for a long time.“He’s happy in Milan, he wanted Milan and he loves the city. Milan are second in Europe for [Champions League] titles won and he’s happy to be here.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“If an offer comes in from a team that has a chance to win the Champions League then it would be legitimate for both Milan and the player to evaluate that option, but Ricardo won’t leave Milan easily.“I can’t confirm any offers, none have reached the table. There’s interest of course, but that’s normal for a player who is doing well at the World Cup. There’s no concrete offer on the table.“Leaving aside the period Milan are going through, this remains one of the biggest clubs in Europe.“Even outside of European competition, playing for Milan is a very important thing. There are teams playing in Europe that will never have the value Milan has.”last_img read more

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Juventus announce squad for ICC tour

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first_imgA record of seven consecutive Serie A titles and counting, Juventus head into this summer looking to continue their historic run this year and will begin their pre-season preparations with a challenging encounter against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the International Champions CupWhile they may be making history in Italy with seven successive league crowns and four straight domestic doubles, Juventus are aiming higher this year in finally winning the one piece of silverware that continues to elude them – the Champions League.And their hopes have undoubtedly been boosted by the timely arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and the five-time Champions League winner is determined to deliver the crown to Turin.“As the president has told me, it’s not an obsession but a dream,” said Ronaldo.“I’m here to help Juventus make it come true. It’s possible.”But unfortunately, Juventus will have to make do without their record signing for their tour in America ahead of a testing schedule that will see them face Bayern, Benfica and finally Real Madrid.World Cup stars Mario Mandzukic, Marko Pjaca and Blaise Matuidi have all been given extra time off by head coach Massimiliano Allegri.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Rodrigo Bentancur and Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado are injured.Juventus squad for International Champions CupGoalkeepers: Wojciech Szczesny, Mattia Perin, Carlo Pinsoglio, Mattia Del Favero,Defenders: Mattia De Sciglio, Giorgio Chiellini, Mehdi Benatia, Alex Sandro, Mattia Caldara, Andrea Barzagli, Joao Cancelo, Daniele Rugani, Pietro Beruatto, Roman Macek, Grigoris KastanosMidfielders: Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Emre Can, Leandro Fernandes, Matheus Pereira da Silva, Alessandro Di Pardo, Nicolo FagioliForwards: Federico Bernardeschi, Luca Clemenza, Stefano Beltrame, Andrea Favilli(as announced on the club website).last_img read more

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Gattuso wants winning attitude to continue

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first_imgGennaro Gattuso is impressed with AC Milan’s new winning mentality and wants them to continue in that run as they gear up to face Chievo Verona.Gattuso’s men have overcome their poor start to return to winning ways with a 4-1 win over Sassuolo then came from behind to defeat Olympiacos in the Europa League.“Every game has a different story,” said Gattuso in his Press conference. “We had started well against Olympiacos, and that goal knocked the wind out of our sails, but we did well to react.“This type of attitude is what I want to see, as over the last two months we’ve been missing that. We focused on passing but were missing something.“The last two games have broken the ice psychologically. We’ve shown this season that we have some defects and are working to correct them, but it’ll take time. We’re not far off the top teams and must continue believing in our work.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Cutrone has earned a senior Italy call-up for games against Ukraine and Poland, but Gattuso doesn’t suggest more playing time is in the works.“I don’t enjoy putting Cutrone on the bench, and I was distraught when he was injured. He is someone who changes games with his enthusiasm and dynamism.“Patrick can change a match when he comes off the bench. He has also done well when starting, but always makes an impact as a substitute.“Cutrone should be proud of the call-up, as it must give him incredible joy. We’ll see if he actually goes because his ankle still hurts, but I’m proud he got the nod.”last_img read more

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BAHAMAS Cabinet Office Release – Update – PMs Surgery

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 4, 2018 – Nassau – The Cabinet Office informs the general public that the Prime Minister, Dr. The Honourable Hubert A. Minnis’ surgery yesterday, 3rd January, 2018, at the Princess Margaret Hospital was successful.  The Prime Minister thanks Dr. Jeffrey Sweeting who removed a cataract from his eye as well as the anesthetist, Dr. Mark Weech for their professional care and attention.  The Prime Minister tolerated the procedure well and was sent home 2 hours later to convalesce and follow the doctor’s orders.The Prime Minister’s post operation visit today, 4 January, was also successful and he has been cleared to return to work on Monday, 8 January, 2018.The Cabinet Officer conveys the Prime Minister’s thanks for the many well wishers and for the outpouring of love and prayer for his safe surgery and speedy recovery.CABINET OFFICE4 January, 2018last_img read more

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Armed Services Chair Remains Deeply Skeptical of BRAC Request

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first_imgMac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Pentagon’s request to conduct a BRAC round in 2017, in a fact sheet accompanying the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.The document acknowledges that DOD has expressed concerns that excess basing capacity is a financial drag on the department, as well as that its most recent capacity analysis is more than a decade old and does not reflect the probable future force posture.The fact sheet indicated, though, that Thornberry would remain extremely reluctant to approve a new round until the military’s roles and missions are better defined.“Chairman Thornberry is concerned that once an asset is lost through the BRAC process, it can never be regained, or is prohibitively expensive to replace. For that reason, he is deeply skeptical that BRAC is in the country’s national security interest,” it states.The fact sheet notes that the measure directs DOD to perform a new capacity analysis that “reflects the current threat profile and makes conservative assumptions about future end strength.”The Readiness Subcommittee’s portion of the defense policy bill includes a provision rejecting the administration’s BRAC request. The fact sheet can be found on the committee website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Wilmington Art Centers 39th Annual Art Exhibit Set For May 31June 1

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Artists from Wilmington and surrounding towns will compete once again for ribbons, as well as cash prizes, in the 39th Annual Art Exhibition.  The event takes place at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington).The reception and exhibit are open to the public, and free of charge.Come, and meet your local artists!Exhibit Hours:Friday, May 31, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Reception with refreshments and live musicSaturday, June 1, 1pm-4pm: Artists can be seen working on their paintingsThere is still time to enter!  Submit your application before May 23rd to the Wilmington Arts Council, c/o Town Hall in Wilmington. Entry forms can be downloaded HERE or picked up at the Wilmington Memorial Library or the Wilmington Town Hall.For additional information, please call Jean Chang at (978) 886-9224, or email jeanachang@comcast.net(NOTE: The above is a press release submitted by the Wilmington Arts Council.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Art Center’s 35th Annual Art Exhibit Set For June 5-7, Still Time To Enter!In “Community”Wilmington Arts Council Looking For Entrants For Spring Art ShowIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Death toll in Gazipur boiler blast reaches 13

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first_imgA rescue worker walks through rubble and debris at a garment factory in Gazipur on 3 July, 2017, after an explosion at the factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. Photo: AFPThe bodies of four more people were found in the debris following the boiler explosion at Multi-Fabs Ltd in Gazipur’s Nayarapara area on Tuesday evening, raising the death toll to 13, reports UNB.Firefighters found three bodies in the rubble of the factory around 6:45pm, said Akhtaruzzaman, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence. The trio could not be identified immediately.Besides, the body of Amirul Islam, an engineer, was retrieved from under the debris of the factory in the morning, he said.The fire brigade team started their rescue operation for the second day on Tuesday.Earlier, nine people were killed and around 52 others injured as the boiler exploded at the factory on Monday evening.Of them, eight died on the spot while Solaiman Miah, 30, son of late Liakat Ali of Palashbari of Gaibandha, succumbed to his injuries at hospital.The eight other deceased are Mahbubur Rahman, 23, son of Shahar Ali in Sonatala upazila of Bogra district, Abdus Salam, 55, son of late Moksed Ahmed of Mirsarai in Chittagong, Gias Uddin, 30, son of Bachchu in Sadar upazila of Chandpur, Al Amin, 30, son of Aiyub Ali Sardar in Harishpur of Magura, Biplab Chandra Sheel, 38, son of Monindonath of Goalanda upazila in Rajbari, Mujibur Rahman, 37, son of Sagor Ali of Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria, Mansur, 30, and Arshad Hossain, 36.Of the deceased, eight bodies were handed over to the family members, said Akhtaruzzaman.Meanwhile, two probe bodies were formed to investigate the incident.Additional district magistrate Rahinul Islam said the district administration formed an eight-member probe committee, led by him, to look into the incident.The committee started its work today, Rahinul said, adding that they will complete the inquiry giving priority to seven issues, including the expiry of the boiler, condition of its safety bulb and experience of directors.As part of the investigation, the probe committee members visited the spot, met factory workers and employees, and held a meeting with experts on boiler, he said.The additional district magistrate said they have information primarily that the boiler’s lifespan expired on 24 June.Besides, the Fire Service and Civil Defence formed a three-member committee to probe the incident.Meanwhile, the authorities of Multi-Fabs Ltd, where the boiler exploded, closed the factory for an indefinite period, said its workers.Besides, the authorities of 10 garment factories of the area closed their factories for Tuesday (today) following the incident.After visiting the spot on Tuesday, state minister for labour and employment M Mujibul Haque announced to provide Tk 8,00,000 for each family of the deceased.Of the compensation, the ministry will provide to Tk 5,00,000 while the factory authorities the rest, he said.Besides, this district administration provided Tk 20,000 for the burial of each deceasedlast_img read more

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Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy proposes joint operation

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first_imgMyanmar acting ambassador Aung Myint. Photo: Prothom AloBangladesh has made a proposal to Myanmar to conduct a joint operation against militants, the Arakan Army and any other forces.The foreign ministry made the proposal on Monday after summoning Myanmar acting ambassador in Bangladesh, Aung Myint.Dhaka expressed grave concern as the Myanmar government termed their local terrorists ‘Bangalees’ following fresh violence in the Rakhine State, in which 89 people were killed.Myanmar ambassador Aung Myint met with the director general (South-East Asia wing) of the foreign ministry Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury at his office.Speaking to Prothom Alo, a foreign ministry senior official said a specific proposal on a joint operation along Bangladesh-Myanmar border was formally given to the Myanmar envoy.Bangladesh wants to cooperate with Myanmar to remove its security concerns, the official added.last_img read more

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AL to go tough with BNP after Khaleda verdicts

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first_imgRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is likely to once again go tough with its arch enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) after the verdicts in graft cases against its chairperson Khaleda Zia are pronounced.The ruling party insiders said the party would also start preparing for the 11th parliamentary elections after the verdict as the trial of the cases are at a final stage.AL senior leaders said they think Khaleda and her son Tarique Rahman, also the BNP senior vice chairman, would not be able to avoid conviction in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and that’s why the party will remain softer towards BNP until the verdict.The ruling party has planned to resist any move of the BNP to take to the streets after the verdict.Party insiders said the AL wants by any means to ensure victory in the next general elections scheduled to be held late 2018.The party thinks that the trial of the two top leaders of its arch rival BNP -Khaleda and Tarique – will be completed before the elections and then it will concentrate on the elections.The ruling party thinks that although Khaleda would be able to file an appeal against the verdict if she is convicted, her son Tarique wouldn’t as he is a “fugitive” and it would do everything needed to make the verdict credible to all.AL leaders said the party has now taken up a strategy of giving its rival some space for political programmes, albeit on a small scale, to make people think that the politics is taking its own course and the law its own.“Khaleda’s case is totally different from politics. There is no scope to mix these two things together. The law takes it own course and none can interfere in the course of law,” AL presidium member Kazi Zafar Ullah told Prothom Alo.He said the BNP is preparing for joining the next polls. “This is positive. There is no alternative to it in politics.”Several leaders of the ruling party said the crisis over the 16th amendment annulment verdict and the resignation of the chief justice had put the ruling party in some sort of difficulty.In order to make people feel that the situation was normal, the party had avoided putting pressure on BNP and that’s why BNP could organise public gatherings during Khaleda’s visit to Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and could organise a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan of the capital.Party insiders said the ruling party may not allow BNP to organise political programmes like a long march, road march or roadside rallies if it announces such programmes in future.A senior AL leader on condition of anonymity said Khaleda might be sent to jail for a brief period if she is convicted and then BNP would try to take to the streets.He said the government would get grounds to rein in BNP’s street agitation with a firm hand if BNP’s programmes turn violent.AL insiders said party chief Sheikh Hasina has engaged several agencies to survey her party’s popularity, with the next general elections in view. The outcome of some of the surveys is not positive.The surveys found the position of many ministers and MPs weak in their constituencies.In order to assess how the party would face the BNP against this backdrop, the party is weighing its strength at the grassroots.When contacted, Citizens’ for Good Governance (Shujan) secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar said he saw a positive change in political atmosphere.“But if you want to make this change sustainable, the mistrust and the lack of confidence between the two rival political parties over the next general elections must be removed fast,” he noted.He said if all the political parties reach a consensus on the next national polls, other issues will not matter.Former prime minister Khaleda Zia has been accused in five graft cases and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed all of the five cases during the military-backed emergency government from 2007 to 2008. All the cases are under trial now.Besides, Khaleda has been accused in several cases on charges of sabotage during the current and immediate-past AL governments.Of the cases, the trial of Khaleda in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases is at final stage and Tarique Rahman is also accused in one of these two cases.Tarique is also accused in the 21 August grenade attack case which is also at a final stage.Besides, the High Court in 2016 cancelled the verdict of a trial court which acquitted Tarique of a money-laundering case and sentenced him to seven years in jail and fined him with Tk 200 million.The BNP senior vice chairman did not file any appeal against this verdict and he is absconding.An AL policymaker told Prothom Alo that it is almost certain that Tarique Rahman would not be able to take part in the next polls as he is convicted in graft cases.He said the Zia dynasty would fall in a trouble if Khaleda is convicted in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases and if this can be projected among the people widely.He said there is little possibility of Khaleda being disqualified in the election as the election would be held before the completion of the final trial process in the higher court.The AL government is, however, planning to enact a law stipulating a provision that one will be disqualified only if he or she is convicted in the trial court.When contacted, Dhaka University’s former vice chancellor and political scientist Emajuddin Ahamed said in a parliamentary democracy, the parliament is dissolved before the general elections to pave the way for a level playing field for all and the trials of candidates are kept suspended.He said the cases against Khaleda were filed during the last military-propelled caretaker government. Such cases were filed against prime minister Sheikh Hasina at that time too, but those were withdrawn.“We can see a kind of message in Khaleda’s recent speeches that she wants to bring an end to the rivalry. If prime minister Sheikh Hasina too takes a liberal position, it will bring good to democratic atmosphere in the country,” noted the political scientist.  *The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Abu Taib Ahmedlast_img read more

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Trump lawyer speaks of overthrowing Iran govt

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first_imgRudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, delivers a speech during the 2018 Iran Uprising Summit in Manhattan, New York, US, on 22 September 2018. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that US sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a “successful revolution,” contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not US policy.“I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” said Giuliani, who spoke in his own capacity though he is a Trump ally, at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organisation of Iranian-American Communities, which opposes Tehran’s government.“It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen,” Giuliani told a crowd at a hotel in Times Square.Giuliani’s comments were in contrast with the Trump administration’s policy of not seeking a change of government even though it is reimposing sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy.Trump ripped up a global deal on Iran’s nuclear programmeme in May and his administration is snapping back sanctions on the Islamic Republic, including measures on its oil exports from 4 November.The Trump administration hopes the sanctions will force Iran not only to curb its nuclear programme but also halt militancy in the Middle East.Iran says it has complying with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran, the United States and five other world powers. A quarterly report by the UN atomic watchdog late last month said Iran had remained within the main restrictions of the agreement.Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton told Reuters in August that “regime change” in Iran is not American policy. He said the administration wants a massive change in the regime’s behaviour.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US backed Gulf Arab States of carrying out a shooting attack at a military parade that killed 25 people on Saturday, though he did not name the regional states he believed were to blame.“The people of Iran obviously have now had enough,” Giuliani said on Saturday. “The sanctions are working. The currency is going to nothing … these are the kinds of conditions that lead to successful revolution.”Giuliani has suggested before that the re-imposition of sanctions was aimed at regime change. At a conference in June where he addressed the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, he said Trump’s policy would suffocate Iran’s ayatollahs.The US State Department has said Giuliani does not speak for the administration on Iran.last_img read more

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Full Show VP Pence Visits Houston And Contributions Of Houstons Sicilian Immigrants

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first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Friday’s Houston Matters: Vice President Mike Pence will meet with homeland security and border officials during his visit to Houston today. News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall is covering the visit, and joins us with details.Also this hour: We learn about the contributions of Sicilian immigrants to Houston history and culture ahead of a walking tour of a neighborhood where many settled.Plus, When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Then, author Josh Frank, talks about his love of the Marx brothers and his journey through the history of the film that never was.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Xcenter_img 00:00 /51:00 last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition Monday Dec 8

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first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com:4020/live.m3uWhat will be the plight of the once moribund billion-dollar State Center Project in West Baltimore under the eminent gubernatorial administration of Larry Hogan? We’ll talk about the plight of State Center, Maryland’s GOP convention over the weekend in Turf Valley and other topics during our political round table discussion with the AFRO‘s Roberto Alejandro, Fox 45 investigative producer Stephen Janis and others this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

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Minnesota Sees Rise of Payday Loan Alternatives

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first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sky-high interest payday loans are getting some more affordable competition in the Twin Cities area from community-based organizations.Minnesota Public Radio reports that Exodus Lending is one nonprofit offering residents interest-free loans to help pay off debts. Exodus Executive Director Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer says the organization has helped about 200 borrowers since April 2015.Me’Lea Connelly poses for a portrait in her office in North Minneapolis on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Connelly is director of development at Village, a proposed community development financial cooperative. Her organization currently helps people who are in trouble with payday loans and predatory lending. Her product, the New Day Loan helps people who need loans pay off payday loans with lower interest rates. (Tony Saunders /Minnesota Public Radio via AP)Village Financial Cooperative plans to open a credit union next year. Village Financial development director Me’Lea Connelly says the credit union’s goal is to increase access to banking services, including low-cost, short-term, small loans.There are at least five credit unions in Minnesota that already make small-dollar or auto loans to people wouldn’t normally quality for a loan.Payday lenders argue that high interest rates are necessary to make small loans worthwhile.___Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.orglast_img read more

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Birdlike robot perches on a human hand w Video

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first_img A bird-like robot perches on a human hand. As shown in the video, the researchers performed flight tests starting with launching the robot by hand from a height of about 2.5 meters. During the 1.5-second-long flight, the robot’s speed decreases from 4.7 m/s to just under 2.5 m/s at the time of landing. As the robot glides to within a short distance of the hand target, it pitches up to a high angle of attack and then lands.As the engineers explain, the ability to hand perch represents a significant step toward designing flying robots capable of close interaction with humans. In the future, they plan to work on a go-around capability to accommodate failures during perching attempts.via: IEEE Spectrum Montage of snapshots taken from the video of a flight test showingperching on a hand. Image credit: A. Paranjape, et al. “We believe we have the first demonstration of autonomous/robotic flight of a bird-like micro aerial vehicle (MAV) perching on a human hand,” said project leader Soon-Jo Chung of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A paper on the demonstration is under review for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics.Hand perching involves two phases. First, the robot has to maneuver while gliding in order to reach the desired position, which it achieves by reorienting its articulated wings. Second, it has to “pitch up” right before landing to briefly climb and quickly reduce its touchdown speed. (Phys.org) — Among the many challenges of designing flying robots is getting them to land gracefully. By taking a cue from birds, a team of engineers has developed a flapping-wing flying robot that can land by perching on a human hand. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a robot bird (w/ video) © 2012 Phys.Orgcenter_img Explore further More information: A. Paranjape, J. Kim, and S.-J. Chung. “Closed-Loop Perching of Aerial Robots with Articulated Flapping Wings,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, under review, 2012. Pre-release paper here. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Bird-like robot perches on a human hand (w/ Video) (2012, May 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-bird-like-robot-perches-human-video.htmllast_img read more

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New atomic magnetometer doesnt need to be shielded from Earths magnetic field

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first_img(Phys.org) —Researchers from Princeton University in the U.S. together with colleagues from Zhejiang University of Science and Technology in China have developed a new kind of atomic magnetometer that is just as sensitive as others of its kind but doesn’t need to be shielded from the Earth’s magnetic field. The team reports on their new device in the journal Physical Review Letters. 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 Journal information: Physical Review Letters Devices that can measure magnetic fields—magnetometers—are very useful in a wide variety of scientific applications. In recent years, such devices have been made more sensitive by using superconducting materials but they have the drawback of needing to be cryogenically cooled. Another approach has been to use atomic magnetometers—they don’t have to be super-cooled, but they do need to have shielding put in place to prevent Earth’s magnetic field from interfering with their readings. They work by using a pump laser to polarize the spin states of atoms inside the device. A probe laser is then used to read the spin precession once the device is ready to read a specific magnetic field—it’s all based on the Zeeman Effect that is induced by an external magnetic field.The new atomic magnetometer the group developed works essentially the same way as others of its kind, with two notable exceptions. The first is that the team uses a multi-pass cell—the probe laser makes many passes while reading the spin of the atoms in the device—typically rubidium vapor—this enhances the signal. The second difference is the team uses a technique to allow the polarizing to take place very quickly (within 1ms of laser pumping)—before relaxation of the spin states occurs. Doing so has the added benefit of helping to eliminate noise in the system allowing for more precise readings. The end result is an atomic magnetometer that is able to measure magnetism that is one hundred billion times smaller than the Earth’s field, without the need for shielding.Such a magnetometer is expected to be useful for such applications as measuring biological fields, geological instrumentation, experimental physics and even in land mine detection. The team that developed the new device isn’t resting on its laurels, however, they are currently looking at ways to make the device smaller and more portable. Record measurement of extremely small magnetic fieldscenter_img More information: Subfemtotesla Scalar Atomic Magnetometry Using Multipass Cells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 160802 (2013) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.160802AbstractScalar atomic magnetometers have many attractive features but their sensitivity has been relatively poor. We describe a Rb scalar gradiometer using two multipass optical cells. We use a pump-probe measurement scheme to suppress spin-exchange relaxation and two probe pulses to find the spin precession zero crossing times with a resolution of 1 psec. We realize a magnetic field sensitivity of 0.54  fT/Hz1/2, which improves by an order of magnitude the best scalar magnetometer sensitivity and exceeds, for example, the quantum limit set by the spin-exchange collisions for a scalar magnetometer with the same measurement volume operating in a continuous regime. Citation: New atomic magnetometer doesn’t need to be shielded from Earth’s magnetic field (2013, April 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-atomic-magnetometer-doesnt-shielded-earth.html © 2013 Phys.org Credit: J. Shi/Princeton University/PRLlast_img read more

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2018 resolutionsPollution fitness top priority

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first_imgTechnical Consultant at MNC (Vidit Das)2017 was a hectic year for me since I shifted from Delhi to Pune for a new job. But this year, I would like to see myself in a good financial condition. I am also planning to make good and healthy lifestyle changes.Apart from that, I hope that the air quality of Delhi improves this year. I came back to the Capital to see my family after a hiatus of four months and the air was suffocating. Hence, in 2018, I would like to see taxpayers money being used for giving back clean environment, food, good living facilities, and clean rivers. These should be the primary goals of the government instead of using the money for their campaigns and funds. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Graduate from GGSIPU, Delhi (Kalpana Lohumi)As far as my personal resolutions are concerned, this year, I want to learn guitar, get into poetry, and get physically fit. I have already wasted a lot of time on useless stuff and now I want to focus on my career.But I would very much like a safer environment for women in the Capital. I have been living in a PG in Delhi for three years now, and after reading and listening to all the crimes against women, I feel that it’s high time for the government to make strict laws against teasing and rape cases. The government needs to work on a smaller level first; farmers are the backbone of our country and they need utmost support by the government. Once the farmer’s issues are sorted out, other sectors will also improve drastically. And since, I have just graduated, I hope we, the youth, get good job opportunities in the upcoming years. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive IAS aspirant (Swati Dubey)India has undergone many changes since the Modi government came into existence but still, there are some things that in my opinion shouldn’t have happened and only we are to be blamed for them.Pollution has been on our minds and in our lungs, this year and simply criticising the government is not going to solve this problem. I feel, that we are also responsible for this rampant problem in the Capital and we need to do something about it first, not the government. So, if we want a safer environment, we should come forward and work for it before our city just becomes a masquerade of people with masks. Apart from that, I hope our country becomes less regressive in 2018 and the coming years and we don’t get to see another Padmavati nuisance. On a personal front, this year, I would be focusing more on my health. I plan on joining yoga classes this year and I hope this year turns the tables for me and I get through the government service exams I have been trying for. IT professional (Vijaya Gowrisankar)There were a lot of job cuts in our profession in 2018. In some cases, it is the issue of automation replacing human endeavour, which leads to retrenchment. I feel that we should not shy away from this situation and learn new skills instead, where we may find other employment options.Also, there is a lot of negativity in our generation which we must transcend in 2018. Impatience, pulling someone down, harassing others on social media has become all too common. We don’t realize that this is quicksand and we can only sink into the quagmire.Personally, I would like to be a better person through constant introspection and constant learning. This will enhance me personally and professionally. Senior Citizen (Bandana Guha)I hope that crime against women and children abate in 2018. There were many gruesome incidents in 2017 and I hope they don’t repeat themselves next year. I am a member of a women’s organization and I plan to mobilise them to work in this field. Also, strict punishment must be initiated against those who are guilty of such heinous crimes. Personally, I suffered from a bout of illness in 2017 for which I was hospitalised for quite some time. Presently, I’m taking treatment for my ailment and I am definitely looking forward to a fitter 2018.So, I’m fervently hoping for a fitter 2018. Associate Professor/Serampore Girl’s College, Hooghly (Sayanti Talukdar)People say resolutions are meant to be broken and yet that’s what keeps us motivated throughout the year. Personally speaking, I am not the kind to make resolutions mostly for the reason that I may not be able to live up to them. On a personal note, the only promise I make to myself as the year is coming to an end is that there be light and only light in my mind and soul to see only the positivity around me and may I be a little more patient with myself as well as others who matter to me.To speak on a larger scale, socially, I wish to see my state in a better shape, with ample job opportunities, true education imparted to children, a safe and secured India where women can move around feeling protected. In short, there must be eradication of darkness in the true sense, the year 2018 ushering in love, joy, peace and prosperity. Corporate Manager, MNC (Jayanta Saha)My resolution for 2018 is to achieve better fitness and reduce weight which did not happen in 2017. And since it is very difficult for me to say no to things, I want to be able to say the word personally and professionally.Socially, I’d like to see my state (Kolkata) remain free from communal tension and also that teacher-student relationship be normal. A child should not be afraid of going to school.last_img read more

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Cutting Down Costs Not Trees

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first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img June 29, 2007 Who: Hayden Hamilton, 30What:GreenPrint Technology, eco-friendly software that eliminates wasteful pages before they’re printedWhere: Portland, OregonAnyone who works in an office or has a printer at home has experienced the frustration–and guilt–of printing a one-page e-mail, only to be forced to throw away three extra pages of unwanted legal jargon and banner ads. Thanks to GreenPrint Technology’s analytical software, you’ll not only save money wasted on paper and ink, but you’ll also save a tree or two.The average employee prints six wasted pages per day. At an average of $0.06 a page, employers are spending nearly $85 a year–per employee–in wasted paper.”On top of the clear waste it’s producing, it’s also creating inefficiency,” says company founder Hayden Hamilton. For him, the final straw came after noticing the huge amounts of wasted paper being created at his former office. The large, five-story office building had 20 to 30 print stations, each overflowing with unwanted printouts by 11 a.m. The mess forced busy executives to root through stacks of paper on the printer–and even the floor–trying to locate a document they printed 10 minutes earlier.Hamilton’s solution was a program that analyzes the content of each print job for pages that have wasteful characteristics, such as legal jargon you’d find in an e-mail from a bank or airline and pages that contain a single URL or banner ad. All the pages in the document are displayed on one screen, with the pages detected as wasteful highlighted in red. The user has the option of quickly adding and removing pages from the print job with a click of the mouse. In addition, images you don’t need to print, such as pictures and ads, can be removed to save ink. According to Hamilton, GreenPrint can save larger companies up to 20 percent in reduced costs and increased efficiency.Starting an eco-friendly company was only natural for Hamilton, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest and headquartered his company in Portland, Oregon, one of the top 10 “green” cities in the U.S., according to National Geographic’s “The Green Guide.” “Being environmentally conscious was instilled in me at an early age,” he says, recalling the time he spent at his grandmother’s house every summer, hiking and playing outdoors. As an active member of the eco-friendly Sierra Club, she taught Hamilton the importance of protecting the environment.Today, Hamilton is proud of GreenPrint’s potential impact on the environment. According to his website, a Fortune 500 company using GreenPrint Technology would save more than $2 million in reduced costs, save more than 4,000 trees and prevent 12,623 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. And if all new computers used GreenPrint, it would save more than 36 million trees every year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 117 million tons–the equivalent of removing 23 million cars from the road for an entire year.Hamilton is hoping to make this predicted environmental impact a reality. He’s already working with Fortune 500 companies, and the product can currently be purchased online for $35 for the home-user version.Hamilton, who launched GreenPrint in 2005, expects sales of $5 million to $10 million in 2007. His biggest reward, however, is seeing the impact his small company of five full-time employees is making on the world. As his mission statement so proudly boasts, he really is saving money today, trees tomorrow.last_img read more

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Gowalla CoFounder Leaving Facebook Has Plans for a New Project

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first_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 16, 2013 In December 2011, the talent behind location-check-in app Gowalla was acquired by Facebook. The app itself was wound down over the next few months.Now, a year and a half after joining Facebook, Gowalla’s co-founder and former CEO Josh Williams is leaving.Williams joined Facebook as a product manager where he worked on Pages, Location and Events. Gowalla launched before Foursquare in 2007 but only ever reached a few million downloads. Foursquare now has more than 30 million downloads and billions of check-ins, although it hasn’t had a smooth ride either.Williams, who moved from Austin, Texas to join Facebook in Palo Alto, says he’ll remain in San Francisco to pursue a new project.”No comment on my next steps at this point — beyond that I plan to stay in SF and work on something new,” Williams told Business Insider. His last day is this Friday.Williams and his co-founder were moved to join Facebook after attending the F8 conference in 2011. “We were blown away by Facebook’s new developments. A few weeks later Facebook called, and it became clear that the way for our team to have the biggest impact was to work together,” Williams wrote when he announced the acquisition.We reached out to Facebook about Williams’ departure and are awaiting official comment. This story originally appeared on Business Insider 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

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