Maharashtra Police statements on activists ‘ploy to divert attention’

first_imgActivists and legal experts on Friday termed the statements made by the Maharashtra Police on the arrest of five activists as ‘highly suspicious’ and a ploy to divert attention from other issues.Advocate Susan Abraham, wife of one of the accused Vernon Gonsalves said the claims made by the police on the alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi were ludicrous and imaginary.“This is just a ploy to divert attention from the actual assassinations of Narendra Dabholkar, Gonvind Pansare, M.M. Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh, and the demand to declare Sanatan Sanstha a terror organisation,” Ms. Abraham said.Retired Justice Suresh Hosbet of the Bombay High Court called the police’s disclosure of the contents of the letters as “highly improper”. Advocate Suresh Rajeshwar of the Committee of Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR) termed the press conference as a media trial since the police had not submitted the letters as evidence. “If they are so sure of the evidence, why haven’t they submitted it in the court of law,” he asked.Ms. Abraham added the flashing of letters was a blatant breach of government resolutions and a Bombay High Court judgment.last_img read more

Fifth straight MVP not Fajardo’s priority, says it’s ‘more fun’ to win title

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo has proven that he is the most dominant player of his generation when he won his fourth straight PBA MVP award Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The jovial center of San Miguel tied the accolades of the legendary Ramon Fernandez and the iconic Alvin Patrimonio and Fajardo needs just one more MVP plum to distinguish himself from the rest of the league.ADVERTISEMENT A fifth MVP trophy, however, is not on Fajardo’s mind one bit.READ: Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m more focused on winning the championship because it’s more fun to win the title,” said Fajardo in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We wanted the Grand Slam but we fell short this year.”Fajardo had already won five titles in his young career but he is still hungry for that elusive Grand Slam, a goal that has dangled in front of the Beermen since winning the 2015 Philippine Cup. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “The MVP really isn’t a priority for me, what I want more is the championship because you’ll see your teammates’ faces, your family’s faces that they are really happy,” said Fajardo. “I’m happy that I won the MVP but I’m the only one who got the trophy, as compared to winning the title where all of you have a piece.”READ: Even after 4th MVP, Ildefonso believes Fajardo hasn’t hit his ceiling yetSan Miguel ruled the first two conferences of the season winning the All-Filipino and Commissioner’s Cups but failed to advance to the finals of the Governors’ Cup losing to Ginebra in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Even after 4th MVP, Ildefonso believes Fajardo hasn’t hit his ceiling yet Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View commentslast_img read more

Goa: Water sports allowed in rivers, not in sea during monsoon

first_imgPanaji, Jul 11 (PTI) Goa government has allowed water sports activity in the states rivers while banned it in the sea during the ongoing monsoon season.Captain of Ports Department, in a circular issued last week, allowed the water sports activity in Goas inland water between June to August with the condition that it should be stopped during unfair weather.The water sports activities are allowed in rivers Sal, Chapora, Zuari and Dona Paula bay which is an initiative to promote monsoon tourism, Captain of Ports James Braganza said.The state government has banned water sports activities on the beaches due to rough sea condition, he said, adding, “the activities in rivers too would be witheld during unfair weather.””All water sports activities should be stopped immediately during any adverse weather condition and any weather intimation from CoP or Indian Meteorological Department,” Braganza said.He said the water sports operators who have been granted permission should operate in their respective villages and from their own property, to avoid any disputes and disruption of harmony.The permission to these operators would stand immediately withdrawn in case of congestion in the river ways, local fishermens problems, safety of navigation (of vessels using the river) and other issues, the Captain of Ports added. PTI RPS GK DIPlast_img read more

MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Arrested in South Florida (Vid)

first_imgMIAMI (AP) — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. An attorney for McGregor called the altercation “minor” and said the popular fighter would cooperate with authorities.McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a picture of McGregor, the police report said. Police said McGregor slapped the phone out of the man’s hand and then stomped on it several times. McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area, the report said. Police later found McGregor at his local address.McGregor was released Monday night after posting $12,500 bond.“Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cellphone that resulted in a call to law enforcement,” Samuel J. Rabin Jr., a Miami-based attorney representing McGregor, said in a statement. “Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”McGregor, who’s from Ireland, is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest draws in MMA. He returned to UFC last fall after a hiatus during which he made his boxing debut, a loss to Floyd Mayweather. He was suspended from UFC for six months and fined $50,000 for a brawl after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October.By: David Fischer, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

a month agoLampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valencia

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard not afraid to play Chelsea youngsters against Valenciaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has no qualms about playing his Chelsea youngsters for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia.Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham all started and scored in Saturday’s win over Wolves.And Lampard says he won’t change his selections for the club’s first Champions League clash of the season.”I won’t consider age,” Lampard said. “I don’t consider it because they’ve shown confidence, personality in the group. That’s easy. I just pick them on merit.”Confidence and momentum is great. It’s not quite momentum yet but it is a good feeling to see the team play how they did. We need more clean sheets and we continually need to work on that.”The Champions League is the top club competition in world football and I’m sure Mason, Tammy, Tomori are all excited for it. All the players should be. I’m looking forward to it, my debut as a manager.” last_img read more

Former 4-Star Recruit Dismissed From Major College Football Program

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 16: General View of the game between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A bad few days for USC football just got worse. Reportedly, sophomore linebacker Levi Jones has been kicked off the team.According to a report from 247Sports, Jones has been dismissed from the program for unspecified reasons. Jones has not played in the last two games and was reportedly not on the sidelines for Saturday’s 15-14 loss to Cal.Per the 247Sports report, Jones was arrested on July 8 and charged with a misdemeanor crime with a $250 bail. It is unclear if that had anything to do with his dismissal.Story on #USC LB Levi Jones being dismissed from the team. USC spokesperson would not confirm, so we should get an update after practice from Clay Helton.— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) November 13, 2018Jones, a four-star recruit in the class of 2017, is the son of former NFL linebacker Robert Jones. He was the No. 93 overall prospect and the No. 6 outside linebacker in the 2017 cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.Jones saw extensive action during his time with the Trojans, recording 28 tackles.He is the third USC player to leave the program in the middle of the season, along with safeties Ykili Ross and Bubba Bolden.USC (5-5) continues its 2018 season against UCLA this Saturday.last_img read more

Ohio State 4-Star RB Brian Snead Announces Transfer

first_imgTwo Ohio State football helmetsNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the best running backs from the 2018 recruiting class is back on the market, according to his Twitter account. Former four-star running back Brian Snead took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to announce his plans to transfer from the Ohio State football program.According to the school, the two sides agreed to part ways after Snead was suspended for most of the 2018 season – though the reason for his suspension is unclear.After seeing the field in Ohio State’s first two games, Snead didn’t make the trip for the TCU game. Head coach at the time, Ryan Day, offered no context for Snead’s absence.According to a report from 247Sports’ Ohio State site Bucknuts, Snead’s absence had something to do with an investigation by the school – not the football program.Snead announced the news via— Campaign_B6 (@snead655) January 18, 2019Snead, a Florida native, was ranked the No. 3 RB in the country coming out of high school this past year.The running back totaled 37 rushing yards on 11 carries – including a touchdown in the season-opener against Oregon State.Ohio State’s running back room took a significant hit with the news and the departure of Mike Weber. J.K. Dobbins should get the lion’s share of carries for the Buckeyes next season.last_img read more

Corrective to story about cat declawing

first_imgVANCOUVER – In a story that moved Tuesday about cat declawing, The Canadian Press misspelled the name of the registrar of the College of Veterinarians of B.C. Her name is Luisa Hlus.last_img

Fly to NYC to Hang Backstage with Nas and hip-hop legend, Nas have come together to offer one lucky winner, and a guest, VIP passes to the Governors Ball Music Festival.Until May 31st, anyone can enter to win a chance to be flown to NYC and hang with Nas backstage, then galavant around summer’s hottest music festival with VIP artist passes – so after you wake up from your dream experience with Nas, you can also check out Kanye, Kings Of Leon, and the rest of the all-star line-up.The best part? Its all for an amazing cause: UNICEF’s efforts to save and improve children’s lives world wide. Anyone can enter to win this dream day by visiting and making a $10 donation to UINCEF.Hang with Nas in New York CityOmaze offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world’s greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefiting a social cause. The process works similar to a charity raffle. The user-friendly site allows anyone to enter to win an Omaze experience of their choice by donating just $5 or $10. Once the deadline to enter for the experience passes, Omaze collects all the entries and selects the winners through a third party computer-generated random selection process. The proceeds are delivered to benefit a specific social cause. The goal of the campaign is clearly quantified and they track the impact overtime so participants can see how their donations are impacting lives.last_img read more

Winnipeg police charge selfdescribed gangster with violent history in killing of 3

first_imgAPTN National NewsWinnipeg police say they have a suspect in custody they believe is responsible for three murders this month.John Paul Ostamas, 40, originally from Eabametoon First Nation in northern Ontario, was arrested on Monday.The arrest follows two brutal slayings on the weekend, including one behind APTN’s headquarters.APTN’s Dennis Ward has the latestlast_img

French Hospitals Moroccan Patients Second Bad Payers After Algerians

By Sanae ElouaziRabat – Moroccans seeking treatment in France are no longer welcome in French hospitals since they have been declared as “bad payers” after accumulating a total of debt EUR 7.3 million. According to a report conducted by the Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP) on unpaid bills in French hospitals, Algerians ranked first on the list with a debt of EUR 28 million, equivalent to MAD 308 million. The United States of America and Tunisia’s nationals have also been reported to not pay their French hospital bills with a total of EUR 3.95 million and EUR 2.97 million respectively. These considerable amounts concern only foreign patients who are not residing in France, and whose pathology requires treatment in Paris’ hospitals. French hospitals, which never required advance payment of hospitalization for foreigners in the past, decided to restrict the hospitalization of foreign nationals in France by changing the payment method.Foreigners are now required to submit documents proving their solvency before receiving any form of care. This new provision only concerns scheduled hospitalizations, not emergency cases.Over the years, foreign patients have left behind a EUR 120 million debt to Paris hospitals by late 2014.  Top foreign officials who go to France for treatment were also reported as bad payers. In 2015, Saudi’s King visit to France stirred controversy over the alleged nonpayment of a EUR 3.7 million bill to Paris Hospitals. In a tweet, the well-known French physician and activist, Patrick Pelloux, recalled that the Arabian kingdom owed EUR 3.7 million to the Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP).“Before leaving, the King of Saudi Arabia could pay his bills of EUR 3.7 million to Hôpitaux de Paris. A gesture of courtesy!” the tweet read.  The polemic tweet reached representatives at Hôpitaux de Paris who have confirmed the allegations. According to French media outlets, the debt is not only King Salmane’s responsibility. The EUR 3.7 million include many Saudis treated in Paris.These types of debts are a recurring problem since foreign officials are not required by law to pay these hospital bills at time of service. read more

West Wind puts planes on hold for investigation into training records

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2016 11:45 am MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email West Wind puts planes ‘on hold’ for investigation into training records SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan-based aviation company has temporarily grounded its planes.West Wind Aviation says in a news release that it has voluntarily put its fleet on hold while it investigates potential administrative discrepancies related to training records.It’s not clear when West Wind will fly again.West Wind vice-president Dennis Baranieski says the company is focused on getting results and not on a timeline.The company says it will utilize its wholly owned subsidiary, Transwest Air, and industry partners to ensure uninterrupted service to customers.West Wind operates from bases in Saskatoon, La Ronge and Stony Rapids, and has satellite locations in northern Saskatchewan. read more

Kindle is Amazons BestSelling Product of All Time

first_imgMove over Harry Potter, Amazon has a new all-time best selling product. The online retail giant announced today that the third generation Kindle has become its best seller, eclipsing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh book in the series about the boy wizard.The company hasn’t actually released any specific sales figure, but it did offer this impressive little tidbit, “on its peak day, Nov. 29, customers ordered more than 13.7 million items worldwide across all product categories, which is a record-breaking 158 items per second.”Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took the opportunity to take a few veiled-yet-clear potshots at Apple’s iPad, We’re seeing that many of the people who are buying Kindles also own an LCD tablet. Customers report using their LCD tablets for games, movies, and web browsing and their Kindles for reading sessions. They report preferring Kindle for reading because it weighs less, eliminates battery anxiety with its month-long battery life, and has the advanced paper-like Pearl e-ink display that reduces eye-strain, doesn’t interfere with sleep patterns at bedtime, and works outside in direct sunlight, an important consideration especially for vacation reading. Kindle’s $139 price point is a key factor — it’s low enough that people don’t have to choose. One wonders if the company opted not to release the figures for fear of being outshone by the iPad’s successes.last_img read more

Greek community celebrates its VCE high achievers

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thousands of students across Victoria were on the edge of their seats last week as they received news of their ATAR scores.Over 50,000 students made up the graduating VCE class of 2017: 20,000 of whom were among the state’s highest achievers with a study score of 40 or above.Oakleigh Grammar was pleased with its cohort’s performance with over 12.5 per cent of Year 12s placed in the top nine per cent across the state. Coming out on top as school dux was Eirini Souli who achieved an ATAR of 93.9. Eirini’s story is particularly impressive given her trajectory into Year 12. Having moved from Greece to Australia just three years prior, not only did she face the challenges of completing VCE units with her peers, but also moving to a new country, school, and learning a new language while adjusting to Australia. With her impressive result the ambitious student has plans to pursue studies in law and criminology either at the University of Melbourne or in the United Kingdom. Eirini was closely followed by fellow students Phillip Di Meo (93.05), Periklis Stamatakos (92.25), Christina Katatrioti (90.3), and Sophia Thompson (90.25). But principal Mark Robertson made a point of extending the school’s congratulations and appreciation to all students in their achievements, and noted there are many pathways to success.“Although we tend to focus on students who obtain high ATAR scores I wish to recognise all of our VCE students who achieved or exceeded their own goals through the year,” he said. “As an open entry school of Christian Orthodox faith our objective is to provide a learning environment that will allow our students to follow pathways of their choice to reflect their aptitudes and skills.”Oakleigh Grammar dux Eirini Souli.Alphington Grammar School also had high praise for its students, with the highest ATAR achieved by Rajesh Varghese with a score of 99.35, while close to half of their students achieved 80 or above, putting them in the top 20 per cent of the state. “The results for 2017 are a culmination of hard work over many years,” said principal Dr Vivianne Nikou. “For a non-selective school with a smaller than average cohort, this is a terrific result.” Meanwhile Alphington student Athanasios Kontogiannidis achieved a perfect study score of 50 in Modern Greek, which will go a long way in qualifying him for his preferred university path. He was followed closely by twins Georgia and Demitra Lazarakis, who, as luck would have it, achieved equal ATAR scores.The following students of Greek Australian background achieved a study score of 40 or above in 2017: ART: Maniatis, Estelle, Caulfield Grammar School (47); Vlahiotis, Arielle, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (47) BIOLOGY: Kanterakis, Mary, Ruyton Girls’ School (47) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Gavralas, Peter, Trinity Grammar School (50); Neophitou, Christopher, Ivanhoe Grammar School (48); Asvestas, James, Trinity Grammar School (47); Panayiotidis, Olivia, Overnewton Anglican Community College (47) CHEMISTRY: Proimos, Eleni, University High School (49); Georgakas, Phoebe, Methodist Ladies College (47); Psomoulis, Hanna, Lighthouse Christian College (47) DRAMA: Stavrou, Leah, Bayside P-12 College – Paisley Campus (48) ENGLISH: Karakitsos, Paeton, Presbyterian Ladies’ College (50); Natsioulas, Elena, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School (50); Neophitou, Christopher, Ivanhoe Grammar School (50); Skourletos, Raffaela, Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School (50); Tzimourtas, Alexandra, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School (50); Ketsakidis, Petros, Xavier College (47); Paikopoulos, Miltiadis, Scotch College (47); Pavlidis, Kostas, Trinity Grammar School (47) FOOD STUDIES: Bikakis, Mariah, Methodist Ladies College (47) GEOGRAPHY: Dardis, Lauren, Camberwell Anglican Girls’ Grammar School (47) HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Asmanis, James, Albert Park College (47) HISTORY REVOLUTIONS: Patralis, Anastasia, Fintona Girls’ School (50); Laskaridis, Lee, McKinnon Secondary College (47) MODERN GREEK: Chiska, Vasiliki, St John’s Greek Orthodox College (50); Kontogiannidis, Athanasios, Alphington Grammar School (50); Sampani, Ioanna, Greek Orthodox Community of Mentone and Districts (46); Faklari, Anna, St John’s Greek Orthodox College (45); Kouliadelis, Kalliopi, VSL Distance Education (45); Lazarakis, Georgia, Alphington Grammar School (44); Tsiaousidou, Eleftheria, Nestor Greek College (44); Dimitrakas, Eugenia, Protypo Greek Bilingual Education Centre (43); Seimenidou, Maria, VSL – Glen Waverley/Carwatha (43); Faklari, Charalampia, Nestor Greek College (42); Petrakis, Ioannis, Greek Orthodox Community of Mentone and Districts (42); Tasominos, Gabriel, Omiros College (42); Zoi, Agapi, Oakleigh Grammar (42); Karkaletsis, Elana, Parish of St Vasilios Brunswick Greek Language School (41); Konstantopoulos, Konstantinos, Greek Orthodox Community of Mentone and Districts (41); Kourakou, Despina, Greek Orthodox Community Of Mentone And Districts (41); Stavrinou, Elisavet, South Oakleigh Secondary College (41); Batistatos, Filippos, Alphington Grammar School (40); Davarinos, Yvonne, VSL -Westall/South Oakleigh/Mckinnon (40); Kouskouris, Leo, Pythagoras Greek School (40); Mazi, Athanasia, VSL Distance Education (40) LEGAL STUDIES: Christopoulos, Dionisia, Thornbury High School (50); Nikitas, Peter, De La Salle College (50); Kostas, Sebastian, Norwood Secondary College (47); Neophitou, Christopher, Ivanhoe Grammar School (47) LITERATURE: Preovolos, Christos, Scotch College (47) FURTHER MATHEMATICS: Bloumis, Jordan, The King David School – Senior School (50); Lindros, Penelope, Kardinia International College (50); Moukas, Apostolos, Glen Waverley Secondary College (50); Petridis, Ross, Nazareth College (50); Sakalis, Asterios, Glen Waverley Secondary College (49); Kyriakoullakis, Jonathan, Caulfield Grammar School (48); Apostolakos, Nathan, Marcellin College (47); Drakos, Adam, Carey Baptist Grammar School (47); Gioulekas, Katherine, Methodist Ladies’ College (47); Sitzoukis, Paris, Brighton Grammar School (47) MEDIA: Sakellaridis, Stefan, Huntingtower School (50); Bloumis, Jordan, The King David School – Senior School (49) MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Kyriacopoulos, Demetria, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School (48) PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Kyranakis, Mara, Presbyterian Ladies’ College (50) PHYSICS: Georgakas, Phoebe, Methodist Ladies College (47) PSYCHOLOGY: Karamoutzas, Anjelica, Ivanhoe Grammar School (50); Sarantopoulos, Laura, Santa Maria College (49); Mavros, Alexander, Catholic College Sale (48); Konstantinidis, Nicola, Caulfield Grammar School – Caulfield Campus (47) SOCIOLOGY: Charalambous, Noah, Maranatha Christian School (50) SPORT AND RECREATION (VCE VET): Frangalas, Chloe, St Francis Xavier College (48); Matsas, Maryellen, Northcote High School (48) STUDIO ARTS: Avramidis, Zoe, Canterbury Girls Secondary College (50); Dimitrakopoulos, Mia, Canterbury Girls Secondary College (47) THEATRE STUDIES: Vlahiotis, Arielle, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (50)last_img read more

Le paludisme pourrait bientôt être soigné grâce à lamidon génétiquement modifié

first_imgLe paludisme pourrait bientôt être soigné grâce à l’amidon génétiquement modifiéD’après les résultats d’une nouvelle étude menée sur le sujet par l’Inserm (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) et le CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), l’amidon génétiquement modifié pourrait être l’un des principaux composants d’un nouveau traitement efficace contre le paludisme.Une nouvelle étude menée conjointement par le CNRS et l’Inserm aurait démontré que l’amidon génétiquement modifié pourrait être particulièrement efficace contre le paludisme. Ces conclusions ont été tirées après que des chercheurs ont opéré quelques essais sur des souris. La grande nouveauté, c’est que si ce traitement est mis en place, l’amidon génétiquement modifié ne serait pas inséré dans le corps humain par piqure, mais par simple ingestion et cela si l’on en croit les informations publiées sur le site Internet de la revue scientifique PloS rapporte que les chercheurs à l’origine de cette recherche pensent pouvoir, de la même façon, modifier l’amidon des végétaux comestibles et également mettre en place des compléments alimentaires à base de maïs et pomme de terre avec de l’amidon génétiquement modifié. Cet amidon modifié pourrait alors servir de vaccin contre le paludisme et également limiter les risques de contamination du Sida. Aujourd’hui, cette stratégie doit encore être testée sur l’homme.Le 24 décembre 2010 à 15:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ozobot Evo Fits In Your Pocket Teaches Kids How to Code

first_img Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower Stay on target When I covered Mindstorms and Lego’s other recent educational efforts, I talked about how much playing with robotics helped me as a child. It stimulated my creative and scientific brains in ways no other toy did, in ways that are still helping me now. But as much as I loved building Lego robots, it wasn’t always the most portable experience. To construct and program my machines, I’d have to messily dump a bunch of bricks onto the floor and hope my parents didn’t have to drag me somewhere else anytime soon.So when Ozobot began its pitch for its new Evo robot by showing off just how tiny it is, I was already intrigued. Fortunately, the company’s newest kid-friendly programmable robot is more than just small. It’s also powerful yet welcoming enough to let kids really express and enjoy themselves through the language of coding.But first, I really do want to stress how small Ozobot Evo is. It looks like a cross between a Star Wars droid and a futuristic marble. You could easily fit several in the palm of your hand, even if you’re a kid. They’re adorable. You could probably even swallow them, so be careful around younger kids who get hungry whenever you talk about Raspberry Pi.Inside the tiny package is a lot of tech, though. The toy features several lights, speakers, and infrared proximity sensors. The wheels and motors allow Evo to roll around with precision. The battery lasts for about an hour off of a Micro USB charge, and you pair Evo to a smart device app via Bluetooth.Even before you pair Evo to a phone or tablet, you can start teaching it various “tricks” thanks to its different programming modes. These modes vary in complexity, allowing kids of all ages a chance to accomplish something simple but then go deeper. The most powerful coding option available, Master Mode, is based on the Blockly JavaScript-language. And once you’ve finished a program, you can store it and several others in Evo’s onboard memory to cycle through when you’re playing off the grid.What’s most impressive about Evo is just the sheer amount of behaviors a clever kid could theoretically program into it and its range of sensors. During our demo we saw several Evo bots synchronize dance, navigate mazes drawn on paper, change the color of their lights, follow a finger, and play music with each other using different instruments. Like Furby, Evo can even speak a fictional gibberish language.I was particularly stoked about the gadget’s gaming potential. You can also use your phone to control Evo directly. And direct controls combined with pre-programmed parameters could allow for some custom BattleBots action or even old Magnavox Odyssey-styled games where the “game” is a physical overlay on a TV and players control a moving dot.Exploring the limits of what Evo could do seemed satisfying in its own right, but to keep the kids extra addicted the Evo app uses a bunch of gamification hooks to encourage more self-teaching. The more they use Evo, sync it up to the app, and pull off cool tricks, the more points and rewards kids will earn. Ozobot also maintains a bustling Evo community where users can share knowledge and show off their accomplishments. Consistent feature updates to the app and community should give Evo owners reasons to return.Obviously a website like would recommend a nifty little $99 robot that helps kids learn coding as a fun holiday gift. But over 10,000 schools have also apparently gotten plenty of use out of Ozobot Evo so maybe take their word for it, too. Ozobot Evo is available now.Buy Ozobot EvoLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Pete Dunne reaches milestone 9 Superstars who changed their entrance themes

first_img WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Twitter Pinterest Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne celebrated a milestone on Sunday, when he reached the one-year mark as WWE United Kingdom Champion. The young champion has been competing on NXT since the United Kingdom Tournament ended.Dunn defeated the first ever UK Champion Tyler Bate for the title at NXT: TakeOver Chicago. Dunn sent out a tweet on the milestone, which the WWE later picked up for an article on days— Pete Dunne (@PeteDunneYxB) May 20, has posted a video of nine superstars who changed their entrance themes. The video features “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Edge, Christian, Shinsuke Nakamura, Mankind/Mick Foley, Randy Orton, Lex Luger, John Cena, and Triple H. In the video, you are able to get a quick look at the evolution of each character and their entrance themes. It is a just over four minute video that any wrestling entrance theme song enthusiast would enjoy. Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+last_img read more

Juan Mata names the ONE benefit Man Utd get with no

first_imgManchester United midfielder Juan Mata is looking to the bright side of things by stating that a squad with no World Cup stars gives the kids the “pre-season of their lives”The Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho has repeatedly lamented the fact that so many so his first-team players are still away on holiday due to their participation at this summer’s World Cup with only a dozen, so far, having returned for pre-season training.Switzerland midfielder Nemanja Matic has now returned to the squad, while new signing Fred and goalkeeper David de Gea are set to join the squad at their US training camp within the week.But United will still have to make do without the likes of World Cup winner Paul Pogba due to reaching the latter stages of the competition.With just 18 days till their Premier League opener against Leicester City, last season’s runners-up will likely have to use academy players like Tahith Chong and James Garner.But Mata is trying to stay positive.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We all know that this is not the squad that is going to be the first-team squad when we start the Premier League in the first game of the season,” said the Spaniard, according to MEN.“But it is what it is. And I like to see it in a positive way, which is so many youngsters are with us.“It speaks very well about how the Manchester United academy is working and it’s an incredible experience for them. So for us, the senior players, it’s about getting some minutes and getting the rhythm of the game.“And for the kids, it’s just the pre-season of their lives, I believe. Because, if I was 19, 20, 18 and I had the chance to play with first-team players of Manchester United, I will definitely try to take my chance.“So, yeah, we are not still all here, but the ones that are here, we are trying to enjoy it as much as we can.”last_img read more

Morata set to complete Madrid move

first_imgAlvaro Morata is set to complete a loan move from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid this weekend amidst protest from Atleti supporters.The Spain international who was caught in a three-way transfer involving Gonzalo Higuain and Krzysztof Piątek finally looks set to seal a loan move to the Los Colcheneros.Morata struggled to live up to expectation as Chelsea’s leading striker, managing a meager goal return of 24 in the 72 appearances he made for the Blues.Gonzalo Higuain’s recent move to Chelsea to reunite with Maurizio Sarri simply meant that the 26-year-old had no future at Chelsea.In wake of the Argentine’s arrival, reports in Spain suggests that Morata had arrived in Spain on Saturday evening ahead of his imminent switch to Diego Simeone’s team.Nonetheless, Morata’s previous affiliation with Atletico’s rivals Real Madrid has already earned him a hostile reception from the club’s ultras even before his move was official.During Saturday’s league clash with Getafe, the ultras chanted against the signing of the former Juventus striker while endorsing their academy product Borja Garces.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.When asked about the fans’ reaction that echoed throughout the Wanda Metropolitano following his side’s 2-0 win, Diego Simeone insists that he understood the fans sentiments.However, he was quick to throw his full support behind the decision to bring Alvaro Morata to the club.“The fans’ opinion is always respectable,” he said, according to LiveSoccerTV.“I look for players who serve the club and the team.”last_img read more