CHARLIE COLLINS TALKING SPORT NOMINATED FOR WEB AWARD

first_imgSports Pundit Charlie Collins has been nominated for the Best Independent Podcaster prize in the 2013 Realex Fire Web Awards.Since leaving Highland Radio in June this year, he has brought his match analyses and news roundups online to charliecollinstalkingsport.comThe “Charlie Collins Talking Sport” podcasts are uploaded weekly to his website, where listeners can download or stream them online. Charlie’s podcasts cover a range of sports like GAA, Athletics and Tennis, with special guests each week, such as Jim McGuinness and John Joe Doherty.The website was recognised by 2013 Realex Fire Web Awards, along with 15 other nominees in the category.The winner of the award will be announced on November 6 in the Four Seasons, Dublin.CHARLIE COLLINS TALKING SPORT NOMINATED FOR WEB AWARD was last modified: September 18th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie Collins Talking SportNominationweb awardlast_img read more

Warriors pick up 3rd-year options for Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman

first_imgThe Warriors have exercised the third-year options of guard Jacob Evans and forward Omari Spellman.Evans, who will be sidelined at least three weeks with an adductor strain, was selected by the Warriors with the 28th pick in the 2018 draft. After an underwhelming rookie season, he earned a role in the rotation before suffering his injury Monday in New Orleans. Evans, 22, is averaging 14.3 minutes and six points per game.Spellman, 22, was acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks in July for …last_img read more

Emirates to fly ‘superjumbo’ to Joburg

first_imgThe airline’s financial results for 2010/11 show total passenger growth for South Africa having risen by 12% over the previous financial year, while overall revenue from the South African market also rose sharply by 34%. Emirates Airlines is to use its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on a daily service between Dubai and Johannesburg from 1 October onwards, to cater for the increasing number of South African travellers flying with the airline. Emirates becomes the second airline to use the A380 “superjumbo” on flights to South Africa, following on Air France’s use of the plane between Paris and Johannesburg. “By launching the aircraft to Johannesburg, we are further underlining our commitment to serving South Africa and we anticipate very strong demand from leisure and business travellers keen to experience its unique features and unparalleled levels of comfort in the air.” “The very positive trends we have witnessed over the last 12 months will only be boosted by the arrival of our flagship A380 aircraft, which has set a new benchmark for air travel.” Emirates Airlines currently operates three daily flights to Johannesburg, a double-daily service to Cape Town and a daily service to Durban. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The 489-seat Emirates A380 offers 14 private first class suites, 76 lie-flat beds in business class and 399 seats in economy class. First class passengers have access to two onboard shower spas, while all premium passengers on the upper deck can socialise in the onboard lounge. 16 May 2011 “We have enjoyed a successful partnership with South Africa since launching services in 1995, and now connect our Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban gateways to our vast global network through 42 non-stop flights each week to Dubai,” Emirates Airline president Tim Clark said in a statement this week. “Our A380 demonstrates the future of aviation – both in terms of passenger experience and environmental sensitivity,” Clark said. ‘The future of aviation’ The A380 service will operate daily as EK 761, departing Dubai at 2.40pm (local time) and arriving at OR Tambo International Airport at 10.50am (local). The return flight, EK762, departs Johannesburg at 2.10pm (local) and arrives in Dubai at 12.10am (local) the following day.last_img read more

Journalism started during Mahabharata: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM

first_imgJoining the list of BJP leaders linking modern developments with ancient India, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma has claimed that journalism began during the time of the Mahabharata.Speaking at an event in Mathurs on Wednesday to mark ‘Hindi Journalism Day,’ the Minister cited various instances from the Indian epic to buttress his claim.He said the mythological character, Sanjaya, sitting in Hastinapur, gave Dhritarashtra a “bird’s eye view” of the war of Mahabharata. “Yeh live telecast nahi to aur kya hai? [If that is not live telecast, then what is it?),” Mr. Sharma said.Ancient India’s GoogleThe Minister also equated another mythological character, Narada, with the present-day Google. “Your Google has started only now. But our Google started a long time back. ‘Narad Muni’ was the epitome of information. He could reach anywhere and transfer a message from one place to another by chanting ‘Narayana’ three times,” he said.Several BJP leaders have earlier courted controversy by claiming that advance medical procedures like cataract and plastic surgery, nuclear tests and the internet were all available in ancient times.last_img read more

Bus depot launch raises CM hope on pending projects

first_imgDelhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has said most Commonwealth Games projects have been completed and the remaining ones will be completed before the mega event.She appeared confident about achieving what seems impossible – several Games projects have missed deadlines many times over – while opening a bus depot for the Games.The depot, built opposite the Millennium Park on the Ring Road and claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, can accommodate 1,000 buses.It has five workshop-cum-bus scanning centres, seven dormitories to accommodate up to 500 DTC officials, eight washing pits, four underground tanks for water to wash buses, two CNG filling stations and baggage scanning centre to be maintained by Delhi Police, a transport official said.Dikshit said constructing the depot was difficult because of the soil conditions existing in the area.”We have done this despite the bad weather. Our officials and labourers have worked hard so that the works can be completed,” the chief minister said.She also thanked the media for keeping her government on its toes by criticising the preparations for the Games.Four low-floor hybrid buses, which can run on compressed natural gas as well as electricity, were also launched at the function. They will form part of the government’s efforts to hold a green Games.Lockdown:Security forces will place a lockdown on the Commonwealth Games Village on Sunday. Other venues, including the Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) stadium, will be similarly closed by September 23.A government source said rehearsals for the opening ceremony alone will be allowed at the JLN stadium on September 28 and October 1. The source also rubbished reports that the Indian Mujahideen planned to target the Games venues.advertisementUp to 1,000 buses can be parked at the bus depot, touted as the world’s largest.last_img read more

ALL NATIONS- DAY TWO RESULTS

first_imgDAY 2 ALL NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS Here are all the results from day two of the All Nations Championships in New Zealand. These results will be updated regularly throughout the day as results come to hand from TouchNZ. Christchurch weather for today: Maximum 26 degrees, low 11 degrees. For all the results please click here: ***************************************************************** MENS OPEN: Round 4 New Zealand (14) def Fiji (1) Australia (13) def England (1) New Zealand Maori (15) def Niue (1) Cook Islands (14) def Tonga (2) Round 5 Australia (7) def New Zealand (6) Fiji (11) def Niue (2) Cook Islands (9) def England (4) New Zealand Maori (7) def Tonga (3) ***************************************************************** WOMENS OPEN: Round 3 New Zealand (20) def Singapore (0) Australia (14) def Cook Islands (1) New Zealand Maori (14) def England (2) Niue- Bye Round 4 Australia (7) def New Zealand (2) New Zealand Maori (14) def Singapore (0) England (2) def Niue (1) Cook Islands- Bye Round 5 New Zealand (6) def New Zealand Maori (1) Singapore (6) def Niue (3) Cook Islands (4) def England (2) Australia- Bye ***************************************************************** MIXED OPEN: Round 4 New Zealand (6) def Australia (4) Singapore (4) def Scotland (3) Samoa (8) def Cook Islands (2) Niue (11) def Thailand (3) Round 5 New Zealand (10) def Singapore (0) Australia (17) def Cook Islands (0) Niue (14) def Scotland (2) Samoa (9) def Thailand (3) ***************************************************************** MENS 30’s: Round 4 Australia (7) def New Zealand (4) Samoa (7) def USA (1) Cook Islands (7) def Fiji (6) Wales- Bye Round 5 New Zealand (7) def Samoa (3) USA (5) def Fiji (4) Cook Islands (12) def Wales (1) Australia- Bye ***************************************************************** WOMENS 30’s/35’s: Round 2 New Zealand 30 (14) def Cook Island 35 (0) New Zealand 35 (2) def Oceania 35 (0) Australia 30 (3) def Australia 35 (0) Round 3 New Zealand 30 (6) def Oceania 35 (1) Australia 30 (5) def Cook Island 35 (0) Australia 35 (8) def New Zealand 35 (2) ***************************************************************** MIXED 30’s: Round 3 New Zealand (7) def New Zealand Maori (3) Australia (12) def Samoa (1) Round 4 New Zealand (17) def Samoa (1) Australia (6) def New Zealand Maori (4) ***************************************************************** MENS 35’s: Round 3 New Zealand (12) def Niue (0) Australia (9) def Samoa (0) Round 4 New Zealand (10) def Samoa (1) Australia (10) def Niue (0) ***************************************************************** MENS 40’s: Round 5 Cook Islands (10) def Singapore (3) Australia (6) def New Zealand Academy (3) New Zealand- Bye Round 6 New Zealand (10) def Cook Islands (6) Australia (15) def Singapore (1) New Zealand Academy- Bye Round 7 New Zealand (8) def New Zealand Academy (2) Australia (7) def Cook Islands (2) Singapore- Bye ***************************************************************** MENS 45’s: Round 3 New Zealand (7) def Niue (1) Australia (4) def New Zealand Academy (0) Round 4 New Zealand (4) drew New Zealand Academy (4) Australia (9) def Niue (1) By Rachel Grant, media@austouch.com.aulast_img read more

Female smokers at greater risk of heart attacks finds study

first_imgImage Credit: PHILIPIMAGE / Shutterstock The researchers from Oxford University have said that women should be offered support to help them quit smoking as they may be at greater risk than men. They also add that physicians need to be aware of the risks to women and spot females who are at risk of heart disease.The team of researchers looked at data from 471,998 individuals aged between 40 and 69 years from the UK Biobank database (56 percent of the population were women). The population was tracked for an average of seven years during which 5,081 individuals had their first heart attack. One third of these individuals were females. Results showed – By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDNov 8 2018According to a large population study from the United Kingdom, women who smoke or those who have high blood pressure or diabetes are at a greater risk of heart attacks than men with same risks. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal British Medical Journal. According to the researchers, the exact reason why these women with the specific three risk factors were at greater risk than men was not known. However they speculated that women with type 2 diabetes are likely to have an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet and exercise patterns. This may affect their hearts worse than male hearts, they explain. The way women’s bodies store fat could provide another clue as to why they are at a greater risk.Related StoriesRNA-binding protein SRSF3 appears to be key factor for proper heart contraction, survivalTeam approach to care increases likelihood of surviving refractory cardiogenic shockResearch opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmiasDr Sanne Peters, co-author of the study said that women on an average are more “pear-shaped” while men are more “apple-shaped”. This difference in fat storage could affect the metabolic system differently and may show sex differences in diabetes prevalence.The researchers also point out that women might be getting poorer care and treatment from healthcare facilities and their heart conditions might be missed largely because of their perceived lower risk of heart disease than men. Studies have shown that women are 15 percent less likely to be treated same as men for diabetes in UK.Women need to be treated as per protocol for diabetes and hypertension similar to men, say the researchers. According to lead researchers Dr Elizabeth Millett, an epidemiologist at the George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford, “Heart disease also affects women and this needs to be recognised.Women need to be aware they’re at risk, but despite lots of campaigns, it’s still under the radar of most women. It’s a complicated, long-term thing to work out, probably caused by a combination of factors – both biological and social.” She said that the major focus was on breast cancer in women now.The British Heart Foundation also says that women are less likely to seek medical help and treatment for heart conditions despite having warning symptoms. Professor Metin Avkiran, of the British Heart Foundation in a statement said, “This is an important reminder that heart disease does not discriminate, so we must shift perceptions that it only affects men.”In an accompanying editorial with the article, experts have said that men may be more at risk of heart attacks but women are more likely to die from heart attacks than men in UK. According to Millett, soon women may be having same number of heart attacks as women with the rise in the ageing population.The authors of the study concluded, women with diabetes, high blood pressure and those who smoke, “should be considered at a level of risk comparable to many men.”center_img Source:’Sex differences in risk factors for myocardial infarction: cohort study of UK Biobank participants’ – BMJ 2018;363:k4247 https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4247 The researchers explain that the overall risk of heart attacks is still greater among men but women who smoked were three times more likely to have a heart attack compared to women who did not smoke. Men who smoked were twice as likely to get heart attacks compared to men who did not smoke. Women who smoked were at a 55 percent greater risk of getting a heart attack compared to men, the results showed. Women who smoked were at a 246 percent more risk of getting a heart attack while men who smoked were at a 123 percent greater risk of getting a heart attack. Women with hypertension or high blood pressure were an 83 percent higher risk of getting heart attacks compared to men. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes raised the risk of heart attacks by 47 percent extra in women than in men, found the study.last_img read more

Neuroimaging study explores how socioeconomic status shapes developing brains

first_img Source:http://www.sfn.org/ Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Dec 25 2018Research suggests interventions designed to mitigate influence of low SES on brain and mental health may be most beneficial for children younger than age fiveThe relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and brain anatomy is mostly stable from childhood to early adulthood, according to a longitudinal neuroimaging study of more than 600 healthy young people published in JNeurosci. This finding draws attention to the importance of preschool life as a period when associations between SES and brain organization may first develop.Related StoriesNeural pathways explain the relationship between imagination and willingness to helpNew network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of careResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairCassidy McDermott, Armin Raznahan, and colleagues analyzed brain scans of the same individuals collected over time between five and 25 years of age. Comparing this data to parental education and occupation and each participants’ intelligence quotient (IQ) allowed the researchers to demonstrate positive associations between SES and the size and surface area of brain regions involved in cognitive functions such as learning, language, and emotions. In particular, this is the first study to associate greater childhood SES with larger volumes of two subcortical regions – the thalamus and striatum – thereby extending previous SES research that has focused on its relationship to the cortex. Finally, the researchers identify brain regions underlying the relationship between SES and IQ. A better understanding of these relationships could clarify the processes by which SES becomes associated with a range of life outcomes, and ultimately inform efforts to minimize SES-related variation in health and achievement.last_img read more

Taiwans HTC to get Google boost as it posts biggest loss

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: Taiwan’s HTC to get Google boost as it posts biggest loss (2018, March 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-taiwan-htc-google-boost-biggest.html HTC is hoping for a boost from Google © 2018 AFP Taiwan’s struggling smartphone maker HTC posted its worst-ever quarterly loss on Monday, but said it expects a boost from the $1.1 billion deal with Google sealed earlier this year. Explore further Taiwan’s HTC posts seventh consecutive quarterly loss The deal, completed in January, saw Google buy part of HTC’s smartphone business as the US giant looks to take greater control of its hardware business. HTC has suffered consecutive losses due to stiff competition in the smartphone sector from Apple, Samsung and strong Chinese brands. Analysts are also sceptical about the earnings potential of HTC’s investments in emerging areas such as virtual reality. Its woes were reflected in the results for the October-December period, which typically would get a lift from the holiday season. But instead the firm booked a net loss of Tw$9.8 billion ($336.8 million) in the fourth quarter, the biggest on record. Revenue dropped 29 percent to Tw$15.7 billion. The firm attributed the quarterly loss to competition, its product mix and pricing and inventory write-downs.”HTC has… undertaken a strategic review of the business to optimise teams and processes, and bring the regions under common leadership for greater coordination of the smartphone and virtual reality businesses,” it said in a statement. The next quarterly earnings period for January-March will benefit from the Google deal, which will be booked then.Under the agreement, Google took on half of HTC’s research and development staff—about 2,000 people—many of whom have already been working on the Silicon Valley firm’s Pixel handset as well as acquiring intellectual property licensing. Google wants to emulate the success of Apple iPhones by controlling the hardware as well as the software used in the premium-priced handsets. read more

Can we get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources

first_img Citation: Can we get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources? (2018, May 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-percent-energy-renewable-sources.html Provided by Lappeenranta University of Technology In a review paper last year in the high-ranking journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, researcher Benjamin Heard and colleagues presented their case against 100 percent renewable electrical systems. They doubted the feasibility of many of the recent scenarios for high shares of renewable energy, questioning everything from whether renewables-based systems can survive extreme weather events with low sun and low wind, to the ability to keep the grid stable with so much variable generation.Now, scientists have hit back with their response to the points raised by Heard and colleagues. The researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and collaborators have analysed hundreds of studies to answer each of the apparent issues. They demonstrate that there are no roadblocks to a 100 percent renewable future.”While several of the issues raised by the Heard paper are important, you have to realise that there are technical solutions to all the points they raised using today’s technology,” says the lead author Dr. Tom Brown of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.”Furthermore, these solutions are absolutely affordable, especially given the sinking costs of wind and solar power,” says Professor Christian Breyer of Lappeenranta University of Technology, who co-authored the response.Brown cites the worst-case solution of hydrogen or synthetic gas produced with renewable electricity for times when imports, hydroelectricity, batteries, and other storage solutions fail to bridge the gap during low wind and solar periods during the winter. For maintaining stability, there is a series of technical solutions, from rotating grid stabilisers to newer electronics-based solutions. The scientists have collected examples of best practice by grid operators from across the world, from Denmark to Tasmania.Furthermore, these solutions are affordable, especially given the sinking costs of wind and solar power. The response by the scientists has now appeared in the same journal as the original article by Heard and colleagues.”There are some persistent myths that 100 percent renewable systems are not possible,” says Professor Brian Vad Mathiesen of Aalborg University, who is a co-author of the response. Our contribution deals with these myths one-by-one, using all the latest research. Now let’s get back to the business of modelling low-cost scenarios to eliminate fossil fuels from our energy system, so we can tackle the climate and health challenges they pose,” says Breyer. More information: T.W. Brown et al, Response to ‘Burden of proof: A comprehensive review of the feasibility of 100% renewable-electricity systems’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.113 B.P. Heard et al. Burden of proof: A comprehensive review of the feasibility of 100% renewable-electricity systems, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.114 Explore further Credit: Lappeenranta University of Technology Renewable electricity by the numbers gets thumbs-up in new study Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow? Won’t renewables destabilise the grid and cause blackouts? 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.last_img read more