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Lord Swraj Paul donates one million pounds for new London Zoo reserve

first_img Paradise Papers: Late Caparo scion took Mauritius route to harness India wind energy Related News Advertising Advertising NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home Best Of Express Lord Swraj Paul honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ Karnataka: SC to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook Paul was recently also awarded an Honorary Fellowship of ZSL for his “transformational gifts” towards the many projects undertaken by the society and in recognition of his work to “inspire, empower and inform people about wildlife and conservation”.“This latest magnificent gift to the zoo is a tribute to both his daughter Ambika and son Angad and marks 25 years of hospitality and generosity and bringing people together from all over the world to be here at the zoo,” said former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a close friend of Lord Paul.“There would be no zoo here today were it not for the fact that Swraj kept this zoo going in difficult times,” he noted.The annual event, hosted by Lord Paul in memory of his late children, was also attended by the Indian high commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam and the Bangladeshi high commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem, among others.Ambika Paul was born in Kolkata in 1963 and died of leukaemia at just four years old in April 1968 after her family moved to the UK. Her brother, Angad Paul, who is credited with taking the Caparo Group into India, died suddenly in 2015 aged 45.center_img Post Comment(s) The Caparo Group chief, who has donated substantially over his long association with the zoo, said the latest donation will go towards the redevelopment of its aviary and the surrounding area.“I have now decided to give 1 million pounds to the zoo for its next major project, the redevelopment of the Snowden Aviary and the surrounding area, which will be called the Angad Paul African Reserve,” said Lord Paul, during his annual gathering held at the London Zoo on Sunday.“Dominic Jermey, the Director General, and the team are working very hard to open it next year,” said the 88-year-old India-born industrialist. Lord Swraj Paul donates one million pounds for new London Zoo reserve The Caparo Group chief, who has donated substantially over his long association with the zoo, said the latest donation will go towards the redevelopment of its aviary and the surrounding area. (Express Photo by Sandipan Chatterjee)Leading British Indian entrepreneur and parliamentarian Lord Swraj Paul has announced 1 million pounds donation to the London Zoo for a major new project that will lead to creation of the Angad Paul African Reserve in memory of his late son. The redesign of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) aviary, being undertaken by celebrated British architect Norman Foster, is set to transform the aviary conceived by renowned British photographer Lord Snowden many years ago into a walk-through enclosure.Earlier, Lord Paul had stepped in to save the London Zoo from bankruptcy back in 1993 with a 1 million pounds donation to fund a new children’ s zoo section in memory of his late daughter Ambika’s love for the place. He has since been a consistent supporter of the popular tourist spot in London, where later Angad got married to his wife Michelle in 2005.Lord Paul said: “In her last days, Ambika got much happiness from visiting this zoo and sharing its ambience. This is why a part of the zoo is appropriately named the Ambika Paul Children’s Zoo and has a special place in our hearts.”“In my view, the zoo is the best place for parents and children to enjoy being with each other. Over my 30-year association, I have enjoyed coming with my children, including holding Angad’s wedding here.” Narendra Modi’s new policies for NRIs a welcome step, Indian diaspora will respond: Lord Swraj Paul In undecided Congress, first open call for Priyanka: She should be party chief By PTI |London | Published: July 8, 2019 1:20:52 pmlast_img read more

Why Children Should Learn to Code

first_imgThe Educator’s Role How Can I Start? Although coding education has the potential to break the traditional gender roles, there is still an under-representation of women and minorities in related fields. Because of my personal experiences, it is of great importance for me to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.I have made it my personal mission to hire and cultivate women in technology. I encourage both parents and educators to help me in this mission by insisting upon and supporting coding education for all children worldwide, especially for girls and minorities.The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ECT News Network. Beta Antunes is CEO of Hack and Endless. I also believe that coding education and its importance must be understood by the educator. Educators know that making math and science both fun and interesting helps students do much more than just learn.Learning through play and “by doing” is critical — it is entertaining and educational. Coding education should be tailored to a student’s abilities and educational level as well. This type of modification and evolution of subject matter by educators is critical in the learning process. Coding Develops and Fosters Creativity Coding Helps Children With Math Coding Is Like Learning a New Language Almost every job in the future will require basic understanding of math and science and software. As an employer, however, I still find it challenging to fill coding-related jobs.I am here to tell you that aside from being lucrative, jobs that require coding are both interesting and readily available! Coding is easier than you may think! Coding is extremely easy for children to grasp and thus, after a brief introduction and some exploration, rudimentary skills can be mastered.This basic knowledge helps children interact with the technology around them versus passively consuming it. Through this quick mastery, they build their self-confidence. As children become more confident, it encourages them to press further in their coding education and learn more. My biggest inspiration in everything I do is my son. He is fascinated with science and technology and can’t help himself from constantly asking “how does this work?” about almost everything around him.As an innovator in the tech space, I want to enable a new generation to feel empowered by technology and feel comfortable in being proactive with it, rather than being beholden to it and consuming it passively.Learning to code is critically important in this process. As a parent, I plan to encourage my child to learn to code and continue to evolve and expand his skills as long as possible, and encourage him not to give in to any moments of discouragement. I want him to push beyond his limits as often as he can and reap the corresponding benefits.For parents looking to increase their children’s exposure to coding, I have personally found that great programs are available at local libraries, museums, summer camps and learning centers to supplement what children are exposed to in school. A variety of STEM-related products are available as well. Coding Teaches Collaboration center_img In creative environments there are no right answers and no guidebooks. Through the discipline of coding, children seek validation from their peers and tend to work in groups. They learn to collaborate, to give and receive criticism in a positive way, and to incorporate feedback in what they are doing.The development of these skills is extremely important in their later lives and careers, as is the understanding that there are many solutions for the same problem. Children learn through coding that knowing how to ask the right questions is sometimes more important than having the right answers. Why Coding Is Important to Me Learning a new language teaches children another way to communicate. It is exciting it for a child to learn how to communicate more directly with technology around them. As with learning any language, children should be exposed to coding at an early age.Coding teaches logical thinking and strengthens both written and verbal skills. Children who learn to code better understand how to organize their thoughts. Coding is a language skill that opens the world to children. Learning to code helps children visualize abstract concepts. Through coding, children learn how to apply mathematics to real world issues and formulate creative solutions.Coding makes math more practical, appealing and fun! It is the parent’s job to encourage children’s interests and help them develop life skills. My personal philosophy is to start children coding early, and make it fun!As we all know, learning by doing is much more impactful. Children are innately curious and love to explore. They love discovery… picking things up, examining them, smelling them, touching them, and asking why? The reality is technology is going to evolve at lightning speed in the future, but the set of skills a child develops from learning to code will be there for a lifetime. Children develop creativity by experimenting and making mistakes. They learn through coding education that there is more than one way to do something. Just keep trying!One of my favorite quotes is from Margaret Meade: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Coding teaches children how to think! Learning to code, regardless of the path a child chooses to take, is crucial today. Research shows us that this knowledge will be important in any career. As both a female leader in technology and a mother of a 10-year old boy, I am acutely aware of its critical importance in both my professional and personal life. Coding is a necessary literacy in this technological age.Computer coding is a part of everything and is everywhere in the world around us. Scientific and technological innovation are cornerstones of our global economic system. Our economy, our well-being… everything depends on it.It is not just important in technology-related fields. Coding is vital in manufacturing, healthcare, farming… virtually any industry has a coding component. The question that remains should not be “why?” but “how?” How can I inspire my child to learn to code, when should I start, and what are the many benefits? Future Employment Coding Demystified The Diversity Missionlast_img read more

Will Maine voters decide to make aging in place affordable

first_img This article was reprinted from khn.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 11 2018As Election Day draws near, a ballot initiative in Maine to provide universal home care is shining a spotlight on the inadequacies of the nation’s long-term care system.The essential problem: Although most older adults want to live at home when their health starts to decline or they become frail, programs that help them do so are narrow in scope, fragmented and poorly funded.Medicare’s home care benefits are limited to seniors and adults with disabilities who are homebound and need skilled services intermittently. State Medicaid programs vary widely but are generally restricted to people at the lower end of the income ladder. Long-term care insurance is expensive and covers only a small slice of the older population.That leaves millions of middle-class families struggling to figure out what to do when an older relative develops a serious chronic illness, such as heart failure, or suffers an acute medical crisis, such as a stroke.”We’re about to have the largest older population we’ve ever had, which is going to need exponentially more care than has ever been needed before. And we’re not prepared,” said Ai-jen Poo, co-director of Caring Across Generations, an organization working to expand long-term care services across the U.S.Maine, with nearly 20 percent of its residents age 65 and older, is exploring a radical response to this dilemma that’s being closely watched by other states.Its ballot initiative, known as Question 1, proposes that home care services be available to all residents, at no cost, regardless of income. If enacted, it would become the first such program in the nation.Adults would be eligible for the program when they need help with at least one “activity of daily living”: walking, bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, personal hygiene, and getting in or out of bed. Services covered would include care from aides and companions; speech, physical and occupational therapy; counseling; home repairs; transportation; respite care; devices for people with disabilities; and even, occasionally, small rent subsidies.Stipends would be granted to family caregivers. Seventy-seven percent of program funds would be directed to home care aides, in a move to strengthen this workforce.More than 21,000 people could qualify for home care services under the new program, in addition to about 5,600 people who already receive services through Maine Medicaid and other state programs, according to the most definitive analysis to date, published last month by researchers at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.Funding for the new program would come from a new 3.8 percent tax on wages and non-wage income that isn’t taxed by Social Security: a threshold of $128,400 per person in 2018. Between $180 million and $310 million would be raised annually, according to various estimates. The program would be fully implemented by January 2022.The political battle over Question 1 is fierce, although no one questions the need for affordable home care for seniors and people with disabilities. In AARP’s most recent “Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard,” Maine ranked last in the nation on affordability of home care.Among thousands of people affected are Rick Alexander of Blue Hill, Maine. 70, a retired school librarian, and his wife, Debbie, 64, who has multiple sclerosis.”Since Debbie has a progressive form of MS, her needs are going to increase,” said Alexander, his wife’s sole, unpaid caregiver and a supporter of Question 1. “We brought in some paid help years back, but we couldn’t do that for very long: It’s too expensive.”Alexander wants to keep Debbie at home as long as possible, but he worries about the physical demands and emotional consequences. “I have chronic clinical depression and periodically I go down into the dumps, a long way,” he admitted. “When that happens, it’s hard for me to motivate myself to do anything.”Also, it’s generally accepted in Maine that something needs to be done about a severe shortage of home care aides — a problem surfacing nationwide. Each week, 6,000 hours of home care services that have been authorized aren’t delivered by Maine agencies because of staff shortages, which are particularly acute in rural areas, according to the Maine Council on Aging.Despite these areas of consensus, however, disagreements surrounding Question 1 are intense and most Maine health care and business associations oppose it, along with all four candidates for governor.Related StoriesResearch opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmiasNew research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancerHeart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figuresTaxes are a key point of contention. Question 1 supporters argue that a relatively small number of high-income individuals would pay extra taxes. The Maine Center for Economic Policy estimates that only 3.4 percent of people earning income in Maine would be affected, according to a September report.Citing ambiguous language in the initiative, opponents argue that families earning more than $128,400 would also be subject to the tax hike, significantly expanding its impact. A pressing concern is that higher taxes would discourage doctors, nurses and other professionals from moving to or remaining in Maine.”We have a workforce crisis already, and this increase — which would make our income tax rate among the highest in the country — would be a disaster,” said Jeffrey Austin, vice president of government affairs at the Maine Hospital Association.The program is too expansive and expensive to be sustained long term, other opponents say. “We have limited public resources in Maine and those should be dedicated to the people most in need, fiscally and physically,” said Newell Augur, a lobbyist for the Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine and chair of the “NO on Question One/Stop the Scam” campaign.In a statement, AARP Maine, which has not taken a stand on Question 1, expressed reservations. “Using a payroll tax to pay for HCBS [home and community-based services] is an untested policy at the local level,” it noted.Also controversial is the board that would be established to operate the home care program. The initiative calls for nine members (three from home care agencies, three direct care workers and three service recipients) elected by constituent organizations to oversee the program.”The board wouldn’t be accountable to the governor or the legislature, and Maine taxpayers would have no say over how their money is being spent,” said Jacob Posik, a policy analyst at the conservative-leaning Maine Heritage Policy Center.Supporters note that an advisory committee would include state officials from multiple agencies. The board’s structure is meant to be “responsive to the people providing and receiving the care,” said Mike Tipping, communications director for the Maine People’s Alliance, a grass-roots organization that’s spearheading Question 1 and that helped pass a 2017 ballot initiative expanding Medicaid in Maine, currently tied up in the courts.For all these policy disputes, it’s clear that Question 1 has considerable emotional resonance. “I’ve never had people cry signing a petition and tell me how much something like this would have changed their lives,” said Kevin Simowitz, political director for Caring Across Generations.One of the people who’s spoken out publicly is the Rev. Myrick Cross, 75, of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Brewer.Cross works part time at the church so he can pay for aides that care for his 38-year-old daughter with Down syndrome and his 95-year-old mother, who has suffered from kidney disease, falls, wounds that didn’t heal and pneumonia in the past several years. “I will do whatever I need to keep them home,” he said.Originally, Cross looked to home care agencies for assistance, but with rates of $23 to $25 per hour “that was more than I could afford,” he said. Today, three local residents provide more than 50 hours of care a week for $12 to $15 an hour.”I’m blessed that I’m able to work and to hire all these people to keep us going,” Cross said. “But several members of my congregation are older and don’t have the family resources that we have. This would make the quality of their lives better.”We’re eager to hear from readers about questions you’d like answered, problems you’ve been having with your care and advice you need in dealing with the health care system. Visit khn.org/columnists to submit your requests or tips.last_img read more

Scientists discover cell adhesion mechanism used by mycoplasma genitalium

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 29 2018Researchers from the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC) and the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB) have discovered the mechanism by which the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen) adheres to human cells. This adhesion is essential for the onset of bacterial infection and subsequent disease development.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, was led by Ignacio Fita, research lecturer of the Structural Biology Unit at the IBMB-CSIC, and Oscar Quijada and Jaume Piñol, researchers from the Molecular Biology Lab, IBB-UAB. The first author of the work is David Aparicio, postdoctoral researcher at the IBMB-CSIC.Mgen is an emerging pathogen responsible for several infectious genitourinary disorders. In men, it is the most common cause of urethritis (15-20%) while in women, it has been associated with cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), premature birth and spontaneous abortions.So far, it was known that adherence to the genitourinary tract was possible thanks to proteins known as adhesins, which recognize specific cell surface receptors. In the case of Mgen, these cell receptors are generically known as sialic acids. Other important pathogens such as the influenza virus also use sialic acids to adhere to cells.In this study, IBMB-CSIC researchers determined the three-dimensional structure of the Mgen’s P110 adhesins interacting with these cell receptors.”We made a protein crystal of the P110 adhesin bound to sialic acids and used X-rays to determine the exact position of the atoms within the protein, and we were able to decipher the three-dimensional structure”, explains IBMB researcher David Aparicio. The experiments were conducted at the Xaloc light line of ALBA Synchrotron located in Cerdanyola del Vallès using X-ray crystallography.At the same time, IBB-UAB scientists conducted in vivo studies with human cells and demonstrated that mutations in specific sites of the P110 protein prevent the adherence of Mgen. These results were fundamental to confirm the information obtained from the three-dimensional structure.Related StoriesSlug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem cell healthStudy: Megakaryocytes play an important role in cell migrationNANOLIVE‘s novel CX-A defines a new standard for live cell imaging in 96 well plates for continuous organelle monitoring in cell populationsThe results allow a better understanding of the molecular bases of the Mgen interaction with human cells. “On the one hand, we have obtained key information on the process of colonization, that is how the pathogen comes into contact with the host cells. On the other hand, it allows us to develop alternative drugs capable of blocking Mgen’s cell adhesion, such as molecules mimicking the human cell receptors, or stimulating the formation of antibodies which can inhibit the function of these adhesins”, explains IBB research Oscar Quijada.The research has led to an international patent application and a new collaboration with the Microbiology Department and research group from the Vall d’Hebron Campus with the aim of fighting against the emergence of new resistances.Antibiotic ResistanceCurrently, Mgen infections are as frequent as gonorrhea infections, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, Mgen is becoming a superbug capable of resisting all available antibiotics, which will soon leave humans with no alternative therapies to fight infections. Understanding the mechanism behind the infection can help to define new treatments which can fight it.Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels. Through genetic changes, many bacteria have developed the capacity to become resistant to antibiotics and continue to reproduce themselves. Although this is a natural process, inadequate use and abuse of these drugs are accelerating the process.Given that Mgen is becoming resistant to all available antibiotics, finding an alternative therapeutic strategy is of utmost importance. The results obtained are essential for the design of new drugs thanks to the ability to define adhesion at molecular level. Source:https://www.uab.cat/web/newsroom/news-detail/em-mycoplasma-genitalium-/em-s-cell-adhesion-mechanism-revealed-1345668003610.html?noticiaid=1345774654402last_img read more

Graphene flakes may influence the action of brain cells

first_img Source:https://www.sissa.it/news/submicroscopic-spacecrafts-graphene-flakes-control-neuron-activity Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 10 2019Like in a science fiction novel, miniscule spacecrafts able to reach a specific site of the brain and influence the operation of specific types of neurons or drug delivery: graphene flakes, the subject matter of the new study of the group of SISSA professor Laura Ballerini, open up truly futuristic horizons. With the researcher, Rossana Rauti, Ballerini is responsible for the study recently published in the journal “Nano Letters”. Measuring just one millionth of a metre, these particles have proven able to interfere with the transmission of the signal at excitatory neuronal synaptic junctions Furthermore, the study has shown that they do so in a reversible manner, because they disappear without leaving a trace few days after they have been administered. Basic research, which, thanks to this positive evidence, could initiate further studies, geared to investigating the possible therapeutic effects for the treatment of problems, such as epilepsy, in which an excess of the activity of the excitatory neurons is recorded or to study innovative ways to transport therapeutic substances in situ. The research, carried out in association with the universities of Trieste, Manchester and Strasbourg, is conducted within the Graphene Flagship, the substantial funding project of the European Union, which aims to investigate the potential of graphene in the most diverse areas of application, from the biomedical to the industrial ones.A selective and reversible effect”We reported in in vitro models that these small flakes interfered with the transmission of the signals from one neuron to another acting at specific zones called synapses which are crucial to the operation of our nervous system” explain Ballerini and Rauti. “The interesting thing is that their action is selective on specific synapses, namely those formed by neurons that in our brain have the role to excite (activate) their target neurons. We wanted to understand if this holds true not only in in vitro experiments but also inside an organism, with all the variable potential and complexity which derives from it”. The result was more than positive. “In our models we analysed the activity of the hippocampus, a specific area of the brain, injecting the flakes into that site. What we saw, thanks to fluorescent tracers, is that the particles effectively insinuate themselves only inside the synapses of excitatory neurons. In this way, they interfere with the activity of these cells. In addition, they do so with a reversible effect: after 72 hours, the physiological mechanisms of clearance of the brain completely removed all the flakes.Related StoriesCompelling New Evidence Further Suggests Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the GutNew insights into molecular motors could help treat neurological disordersAnti-aging protein hormone Klotho shown to be neuroprotective in ALS modelNeither big nor small: how the flakes workThe interest in the procedure, explain the researchers, also lies in the fact that the flakes are apparently well tolerated once injected into the organism: “The inflammatory response and the immune reaction has proved lower than that recorded when administering simple saline solution. This is very important for possible therapeutic purposes”. The specificity of the action of the flakes, explained the researchers, would reside in the size of the particles used. They cannot be bigger or smaller than those adopted for this study (which measured approx. 100-200 nanometres of diameter): “Size is probably at the root of selectivity: if the flakes are too big they are unable to penetrate the synapse, which are very narrow areas between one neuron and the other. If they are too small, they are presumably simply wiped out ultimately in both cases no effects on synapses were observed”. The research will now explore the potential developments of this discovery, with a possible therapeutic horizon of definite interest for different pathologies.last_img read more

Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement

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. A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. Creating waterproof concrete More information: Harry Rodin et al, Enhancing Mechanical Properties of Pervious Concrete Using Carbon Fiber Composite Reinforcement, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (2018). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002207 Citation: Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement (2018, March 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-recycled-carbon-fiber-permeable-pavement.html Explore further Water runs through Washington State University pervious pavement. Credit: Washington State University Provided by Washington State University The researchers have shown they can greatly strengthen permeable pavements by adding waste carbon fiber composite material. Their recycling method, described in the March issue of the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, doesn’t require using much energy or chemicals—a critical factor for recycling waste materials.Traditional vs. perviousUnlike the impermeable pavement that is used for most roads and parking lots, pervious concrete allows rainwater to freely drain and seep into the ground underneath. Because of increasing concerns about flooding in urban areas and requirements for controlling stormwater run-off, several cities have tried using the pervious concrete in parking lots and low-traffic streets. But because it is highly porous, it is not as durable as the traditional concrete that is used on major roads.Recycling carbon fiberCarbon fiber composites, meanwhile, have become increasingly popular in numerous industries. Super light and strong, the material is used in everything from airplane wings to wind turbines and cars. While the market is growing about 10 percent per year, however, industries have not figured out a way to easily recycle their waste, which is as much as 30 percent of the material used in production.Led by Karl Englund, associate research professor, and Somayeh Nassiri, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the researchers added carbon fiber composite scrap that they received from Boeing manufacturing facilities to their pervious concrete mix. They used mechanical milling to refine the composite pieces to the ideal sizes and shapes. The added material greatly increased both the durability and strength of pervious concrete.”In terms of bending strength, we got really good results—as high as traditional concrete, and it still drains really quickly,” said Nassiri.Milling vs. heat or chemicalsThe researchers used inexpensive milling techniques instead of heat or chemicals to create a reinforcing element from the waste carbon fiber composites. They maintained and made use of the original strength of the composites by keeping them in their cured composite form. Their mix also required using a lot of the composite material, which would be ideal for waste producers.”You’re already taking waste—you can’t add a bunch of money to garbage and get a product,” said Englund. “The key is to minimize the energy and to keep costs down.”The composite materials were dispersed throughout the pavement mix to provide uniform strength.Testing and mainstreamingWhile they have shown the material works at the laboratory scale, the researchers are beginning to conduct real-world tests on pavement applications. They are also working with industry to begin developing a supply chain.”In the lab this works to increase permeable pavement’s durability and strength,” said Nassiri. “The next step is to find out how to make it mainstream and widespread.”The research for this project was made possible through a partnership with the Boeing Company. read more

NIST facilitates firstever spectrum sharing between military and public wireless users

For the past three years, an important broker has had its eyes on a prime piece of property that it wants to allocate to multiple tenants to ensure maximum use. However, the “For Lease” sign isn’t on some quiet suburban street, along a beachfront vista, or any physical location at all. It’s posted in front of a small portion of the radiofrequency (RF) spectrum that the broker wants two “renters”—the military and the private sector—to jointly occupy for both of their wireless broadband needs. More information: www.nist.gov/programs-projects … adband-radio-service 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. Provided by National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST simulation showing wireless users of shared radiofrequency (RF) spectrum in the Boston to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, region. Colored markers identify users that can continue operating (blue) or must be shut off (red) to accommodate priority need for wireless band by naval vessel within offshore “designated protection area” (gray). Credit: Michael Souryal/NIST (using Google Earth map of Massachusetts coast) The broker is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and with help from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other agencies, the FCC will soon make it possible for a 150-megahertz (MHz)-wide section of the RF spectrum to be shared.”This will be the first time that commercial broadband users share spectrum dynamically with government users, and if it works, the FCC may allocate other currently protected RF bands for shared use,” said Michael Souryal, lead for the spectrum sharing support project within NIST’s Communications Technology Laboratory. “More spectrum sharing could provide less-congested wireless channels for densely populated areas and more reliable connections for advanced communications needs such as 5G wireless and internet of things applications.”Since 2015, FCC rules have been in place that pave the way for commercial wireless users to employ the commonly called “3.5 Gigahertz (“3.5 GHz”) Band,” or “Innovation Band,” when not needed for its current primary use, offshore radar operations by the U.S. Navy. LTE (long-term evolution) equipment vendors and service providers such as AT&T, Google, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sony and Verizon have been eager to access this band (between 3550 and 3700 MHz) because it will expand product markets and give end users better coverage and higher data rate speeds in a variety of environments where service is traditionally weak.Under the rules of the FCC-regulated 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), the Navy maintains first right to the band and private use only occurs during its downtimes. Providers and other organizations will be granted access using a three-tier priority allocation structure: (1) incumbent users such as the U.S. Navy, (2) LTE providers and other organizations that pay license fees for the right to share, and (3) general users.NIST has played a major role in the development of standards, test procedures and certification tools that will allow service providers and other potential users to prove that they can operate in the 3.5 GHz Band under FCC regulations and assure the Navy that the band can be successfully shared without RF interference. Recently, the Wireless Innovation Forum Spectrum Sharing Committee (WINNF SSC) the public-private standards body for the CBRS, approved 10 standards for operating the service, including the algorithm for protecting military incumbent users. A NIST-designed computer reference model of that algorithm will be an integral part of the certification process.One example of the NIST model simulates 45,000 LTE smaller-size networks (known as small cells) using the 3.5 GHz Band in the northeastern United States. In response to a simulated need for the band by an offshore Navy vessel, the model calculates which small cells must be shut down and which can continue transmitting. These simulations, along with others modeling wireless networks in other U.S. coastal regions, will allow the FCC to test and evaluate how effectively a commercial LTE provider can share the band with the Navy.”Dynamic spectrum sharing is poised to revolutionize the industry by unleashing wireless capabilities and performance that have not been possible in conventional licensed or unlicensed spectrum bands,” said Kurt Schaubach, chief technology officer for Federated Wireless. “The efforts of our company, NIST and the other members of the WINNF SSC to establish standards, testing and certification for spectrum sharing are setting the stage for improving wireless service indoors, expanding broadband services to rural areas, and providing private wireless capabilities for industrial users. It’s an outstanding example of public-private collaboration,” he said. Explore further Citation: NIST facilitates first-ever spectrum sharing between military and public wireless users (2018, March 22) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-nist-first-ever-spectrum-military-wireless.html US approves AT&T spectrum deal read more

India defence website hacked three other govt websites down

Citation: India defence website ‘hacked’, three other govt websites down (2018, April 6) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-india-defence-website-hacked-govt.html © 2018 AFP Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed the attack, but India’s cybersecurity czar denied hacking had taken place, saying a “hardware problem” was to blame.”Action is initiated after the hacking of the MoD (ministry of defence) website. The website shall be restored shortly,” Sitharaman said on Twitter.”Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken,” she added.The defence ministry website was the first to be affected, with its homepage replaced by a screen showing a chinese character that means “zen”.Soon, other major departments’ websites were either “unreachable” or “not found”.The Ministry of Home Affairs website’s main page said that the site was offline “due to technical problems”.Gulshan Rai, the national cybersecurity coordinator, contradicted Sitharaman.”There is no hacking of any nature anywhere in the Defence Ministry website. There is a hardware problem due to which the website is down. It will be up shortly,” Rai told the local NDTV news network.”Due to malfunctioning of storage network system, websites of few ministries (are) down and will be up soon,” he added. Major Indian government department websites were reported either ‘unreachable’ or ‘not found’ Explore further Singapore invites cyberattacks to strengthen defences 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. India’s defence minister said the department website was hacked on Friday, with the web portals of at least three other government departments including the interior, law and labour ministries also appearing to be down. read more

Lowcarbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought

The transition to a low-carbon energy society will require more renewable energy sources than previous estimates if current levels of energy consumption per capita and lifestyles are to be maintained. This is one of the main conclusions of a study recently published in Nature Energy by Lewis King and Jeroen van den Bergh of the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). More information: Lewis C. King et al, Implications of net energy-return-on-investment for a low-carbon energy transition, Nature Energy (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41560-018-0116-1 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 Provided by Autonomous University of Barcelona How useful is fracking anyway? Study explores return of investment Citation: Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought (2018, May 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-low-carbon-energy-transition-requires-renewables.html Journal information: Nature Energy Following the Paris Agreement, several global energy transition scenarios have been presented. While these tend to be analysed in terms of gross energy, the authors of the study consider the need to calculate energy requirements by distinguishing between gross (total energy yielded) and net energy (gross energy minus the energy used to produce it). They also considered energy return on investment (EROI), which represents the amount of useful energy yielded for each unit of energy input in the process of obtaining that energy. The lower an energy source’s EROI, the more energy input is required to produce a given energy output, resulting in less net energy available for consumption. According to researchers, coal and hydroelectricity have high EROIs, while nuclear energy, oil and gas have medium EROIs, and solar and wind power are characterized by medium to low EROIs.The EROI level is important for a society’s economy, welfare and lifestyle. Once requirements for basic consumption (“essentials”) such as food and water are met, low-EROI economies would have less than half of the net energy of high-EROI economies available for consumption and production of all “non-essential” goods and services. This would have significant implications for lifestyles, and limit the ability to invest energy to achieve future economic growth.Thus, in the face of a future scenario based on renewable energy sources (with low-EROI rates), the researchers indicate that net energy per capita is likely to decline in the future between 24 percent and 31 percent from 2014 levels, unless substantial investments are made in energy efficiency.”To maintain net energy per capita at current levels, renewable energy sources would have to grow at a rate two to three times that of current projections,” states Lewis King. The results further indicate a prioritization in phasing out fossil fuels, namely first coal, then oil and finally gas. This can be achieved by implementing a carbon price, which would discourage coal use more than oil, and oil more than gas.To improve lifestyles, a low-EROI society has three options: increase gross energy production, improve end use energy efficiency in production and consumption, or improve the average EROI considerably through technological improvements and investment in higher-EROI energy sources. “The challenge of a rapid transition to low-carbon energy is therefore twofold: staying within the carbon budget associated with accepted climate change targets (2ºC warming) while continuing to deliver net energy for the needs of a growing global society,” says professor van den Bergh.King and van den Bergh have developed a dynamic EROI model to analyze net energy supplied to society, considering both operational and investment costs. Moreover, the authors propose an indicator for energy return on carbon (EROC), a metric of net energy per tCO2, to assist in maximizing potential net energy from the 2ºC carbon budget. This would allow comparison of the performance of different energy sources under the constraint of a climate change target. According to the EROC indicator, among fossil fuels oil shale and tar sands are very bad choices in terms of climate risks, while natural gas with CCS (carbon capture and storage) comes out best, considerably better than coal with CCS, and performing more than 10 times better than oil shale and tar sands. read more

G20 digital tax takes step closer

first_img Citation: G20 digital tax takes step closer (2019, May 31) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-g20-digital-tax-closer.html 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. G20 countries eye tax policy for internet giants: Nikkei The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said that 129 countries had signed off on a roadmap to grab a fairer tax share of the companies’ booming sales.”Important progress has been made through the adoption of this new programme of work, but there is still a tremendous amount of work to do as we seek to reach, by the end of 2020, a unified long-term solution to the tax challenges posed by digitalisation of the economy,” OECD secretary-general Angel Gurria said in a statement. The OECD said Gurria would seek the blessing of G20 finance ministers for the roadmap when they meet in the Japanese city of Fukuoka on June 8-9.That meeting is in preparation for a full G20 summit involving US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and their peers in Osaka at the end of June.The summit will be an important staging post on the way to the OECD’s goal of agreeing the new tax policy by the end of next year.The research body has been tasked by the G20 to find a technical fix to the problem of internet heavyweights taking advantage of low-tax jurisdictions such as Ireland to pay a pittance on their profits and revenues in other countries.Japan’s Nikkei business daily said the G20 countries were planning a new tax policy based on the amount of business a company does in a country, not where it is headquartered.The OECD’s roadmap is based on two main pathways: one to determine where taxes should be paid, the other to ensure a minimum level of tax is levied.The existing setup has cost governments up to $240 billion in lost tax revenues, the OECD estimated in 2015. The figure today would be much higher.But rival proposals are in the mix to address the problem. The United States is notably pushing for a much wider approach which could ensnare European and Asian multinationals involved in other sectors beyond technology.So the OECD and G20 must find a consensus around a single proposal to achieve their timeline. In the absence of that, several European nations including Britain and France have started going their own way, drawing US ire.”Today’s broad agreement on the technical roadmap must be followed by strong political support toward a solution that maintains, reinforces and improves the international tax system,” Gurria said. “The health of all our economies depends on it.” Explore furthercenter_img Global efforts to impose a unified tax policy on Google, Facebook and other internet giants have cleared a major hurdle ahead of a G20 summit in Japan, officials said Friday. Credit: CC0 Public Domain © 2019 AFPlast_img read more

AFL trades Gold Coast Suns interested in Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne

first_imgHaving never played finals in their history, there have even been calls for the expansion club to be wound up by the AFL.CEO Gillon McLachlan confirmed on Wednesday that’s unlikely to happen, meaning the Suns will need to fight their way out of the desperate situation.And with Burgoyne yet to be offered a contract for next season by the Hawks, he may just be able to help out on the glitter strip. In a role similar to Luke Hodge’s at Brisbane, Burgoyne would reportedly have the option to transition into a coaching position at the Suns at the conclusion of his illustrious playing career. Gold Coast are reportedly keen to bring Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne to the club as an on-field mentor to the struggling team.center_img According to the Herald Sun’s Mark Robinson, the Suns list manager Craig Cameron confirmed that they were interested in the four-time premiership winner.MORE: RoCo Responds: Did Alan Richardson underperform with St Kilda’s list?Burgoyne, 36, has played 370 AFL games and will go down as one of the modern greats.Starting his career at Port Adelaide alongside brother Peter, Shaun won the 2004 premiership with the Power before joining the Hawks ahead of the 2010 season.More than 200 games and three flags in brown and gold later, ‘Silk’ remains one of the most respected players in the competition.His decision making, evasiveness and quality of disposal have made him an automatic selection in Alastair Clarkson’s side.Now, Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew would like Burgoyne to nurture the raft of young but raw talent at the embattled club.The Suns won three of their first four matches of the season before losing 12 straight, the last two by 90+ points.last_img read more

Torrential rain in NE states leave 4 dead thousands homeless

first_imgGuwahati Published on Agartala: Rescuers shift villagers from the flood affected Mog Para village, after heavy downpour in Sabroom, about 137 kms from Agartala. File Photo   –  PTI RELATED Torrential rain in the past 48 hours has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern states, claiming four lives in Tripura and Manipur, disrupting rail services in Assam and rendering thousands homeless across the region.In Tripura, the state government has sought Army and NDRF assistance from the Centre for evacuation and rescue operations in marooned areas of the state.Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who visited the flood-hit areas of Unakoti district yesterday, briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the “critical situation” in the state this morning, a senior official of the state administration said. “The Center has assured all necessary support to the state to tackle the flood situation,” he said, adding that the CM has also appealed to people to “cooperate and assist” the local administration in their rescue operations. At least two villagers were swept away by strong river currents in Tripura yesterday, while over 14,000 lost their homes as the downpour submerged parts of the state, an official of State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said. A farmer was washed away by the flood-waters in Khowai district, while the body of another villager in South Tripura district was recovered from the banks of river Manu, he told reporters. The state has declared a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for the next of kin of those killed in the flash floods. In neighbouring Manipur, the state government has declared “holiday” till Friday at all educational establishments and government offices in Imphal and its adjoining districts in view of the flood situation, an official release said.Two people drowned in swollen rivers in separate incidents yesterday, a police officer said.At Nepra Company in Thoubal Police Station area of the district, a 40-year-old man, identified as Sagolsem Ingocha Singh, slipped into flooded Arong River, when he went fishing on its banks after sundown, he said. In another incident, a 7-year-old boy, Keisham Brainson, was swept away by flood-waters into Ingourok river, he added. Water level in major rivers of the state has receded this morning but the situation continues to remain “vulnerable”, a government official said. Acknowledging the flood situation as “grim”, the CM had said yesterday that he requested the officials of National Highway and Infrastructure Development to construct road diversion along the NH-37, which had been hit by landslides. At least 15 relief camps have been set up across the state. Also, troops and engineers of Assam Rifles have been roped in for supplying food and water in Manipur’s Thoubal district.In Assam, train services were disrupted in North East Frontier Railway’s Lumding-Badarpur hills section, following landslides in five places of Dima Hasao district, a railway official said. “Services have been suspended following the landslides, but no passenger train was affected due to the natural disaster,” said the chief public relations officer of NFR, P J Sharma.“Heavy rain continued to lash parts of Mizoram today, cutting off Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Siaha districts in southern parts of the state from the rest of the country,” said state Disaster Management and Rehabilitation (DMR) department officials.The two lifelines of south Mizoram- National Highway number 54 and another road via Thenzawl – went out of bounds after rain triggered landslides in the region last night. The swelling rivers along Mizoram-Assam border deluged the lone railway station in the state and other thoroughfares, forcing people to commute in rafts and engine boats. In Lunglei district, along Bangladesh border, the flood-waters submerged around 60 houses in the past two days, the DMR officials said, adding that over 180 families have been moved to safety. SHARE SHARE EMAIL June 14, 2018 COMMENT disaster (general) Agartala Rains may scale up over the West Coast from next week SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

Delhis pollution level dips slightly but remains in very poor category

first_imgCOMMENTS November 03, 2018 Delhi SHARE Published on SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img air pollution The overall Air Quality Index of Delhi was recorded at 346, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category.   –  The Hindu COMMENT Delhi’s air pollution level dipped slightly on Saturday but remained in ‘very poor’ category due to poor dispersion of pollutants and stagnant meteorological conditions. The overall Air Quality Index of Delhi was recorded at 346, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.According to the CPCB data, Wazirpur recorded ‘severe’ air quality, while 34 other areas recorded ‘very poor’ air quality. The PM2.5 level was recorded at 175. Fine particulates can be a matter of serious health concern than PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometres).As per the data by the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the PM10 level in Delhi stood at 302. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 “satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) said contribution from biomass fire is likely to be marginal on Friday and further for the next two days. “Because of poor dispersion and stagnant meteorological conditions, no significant improvement is likely for the next two days,” the IITM said.The Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) has said no deterioration is expected till November 5. However, the authorities said there could be ‘severe’ deterioration from November 5 due to unfavourable meteorological conditions. According to the SAFAR, 10 per cent of PM2.5 pollution in Delhi on Saturday was caused due to stubble burning. Delhi authorities have stepped up efforts to combat pollution which includes measures like halt in construction activities and traffic regulations. here is a halt on all construction activities involving excavation. Civil construction has also been suspended in Delhi and other NCR districts, besides closure of all stone crushers and hot mix plants generating dust pollution.The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has also directed the Transport Department and the Traffic Police to intensify checking of polluting vehicles and control travel congestion in the region during November 1-10.Around 43 teams have been formed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for night patrolling to check incidents of burning of garbage. Around 110 vehicles have been deployed for sprinkling water on roads and 12 mechanical dust sweeping machines have also been deployed. last_img read more

In Amit Senguptas passing public health loses a key voice

first_imgNovember 29, 2018 Dr Amit Sengupta at the concluding session of the recent People’s Health Assembly in Bangladesh.   –  Amitava Guha COMMENT Amit Sengupta wore many hats including being convenor of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan or the People’s Health Movement, besides representing the Delhi Science Forum. And his scientific temperament came through in the dissection of policies and regulatory issues involving healthcare, patents and intellectual property and drug pricing.Under-pinning Sengupta’s arguments in all these segments was his advocacy for public health. A call for greater public sector participation in healthcare, through government-aided hospitals or public sector units, to make medicines for local needs.Sengupta passed away on Wednesday, at a beach in Goa. News reports suggest that he was found unconscious in the water after he was last seen by lifeguards swimming close to the shore. A post-mortem would be conducted today, The Hindu said, in a report from Goa. Sengupta was 60, and was in Goa with his wife to celebrate their wedding anniversary, reports said.The incident has sent shock waves through the public health community, especially among fellow public health workers who were with Sengupta in Dhaka till about 10 days ago, participating in the 4th People’s Health Assembly. They were celebrating 40 years since the Alma Ata declaration, among the earliest international declarations that prioritised primary healthcare.Late last month, Sengupta had spoken to BusinessLine on the National Health Assembly at Raipur, Chhattisgarh, that had seen the participation of community level workers. They met to assess national health policies and their impact on people at the grass roots, in urban and rural settings.ALSO READ: Needed: a more inclusive definition of ‘healthy Bharat’“Health is first and foremost a fundamental human right,” Sengupta had then said, calling for a more inclusive definition of healthcare. Their call was for a healthcare framework that went beyond meaning “the absence of disease” to include, instead, issues like nutrition, gender and social inclusion, all contributory factors to physical, mental and social well-being, he had explained.“Sengupta was good at discerning trends behind public health decisions,” recalls S. Srinivasan, with the All India Drug Action Network, echoing colleagues sentiments that public health has lost an important voice in Sengupta’s passing.ALSO READ: Modicare: A problem or a panacea?Another public health colleague remembers Sengupta as an activist and researcher who worked with mass movements and civil society organisations, even as he promoted new and young activists.“He engaged with diverse groups, while strongly holding his left-leaning political convictions,” the public health representative said, adding, “he used to say let’s discuss about working together on areas of agreement instead of discussing areas of disagreement.”Sengupta was always “energetic” and the force behind the Global Health Watch report and the People’s Health Movement, besides being a member of the national working group on patent laws, says another co-worker, even as the community grapples with his tragic and sudden loss.ALSO READ: Health policy: state should be ‘provider’, not ‘purchaser’ Published on healthcare industry SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS SHARElast_img read more

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first_imgJune 19, 2019 Published on Power surplus Tripura in now exporting electricity to Nepal, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma said on Wednesday.Devvarma, who is also the Power Minister, said: “We have been selling 190 MW to Bangladesh for so many years and now we have started exporting 40 MW to Nepal from April.““The proceeds from selling surplus power is being used for developing the State power corporation,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.ONGC Tripura Power Company-run Palatana gas thermal power plant, which produces 726 MW, has a power-sharing agreements with North-East States.The Union Ministry of Power has allocated more than 58 per cent of power from the project to the North-East States including Assam (240 MW), Tripura (196 MW), Meghalaya (79 MW), Manipur (42 MW), Nagaland (27 MW), and Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram (22 MW each), while 98 MW is allocated to OTPC for merchant sales.The ₹4,047-crore power plant is capable of feeding 8.7 million units into the power grid daily.A 661-km 400 kV double circuit transmission network has been created from Palatana power project up to Bongaigaon in Assam through a special purpose vehicle, North-East Transmission Company Limited (NETCL), to evacuate power from the plant.Tripura generates 115 MW from its own units including Rukhia Gas Thermal Power plants, Baramura Thermal Power plants and Gomati hydro-electric power plant.Tripura also has two thermal power projects run by NEEPCO.These include a 130 MW power plant at Ramchandranagar in West Tripura and a 100 MW unit at Manarchak in Sepahijala district.As per official statistics, Tripura currently needs around 300 MW daily for its consumers.Devvarma said that after the BJP-IPFT government came to power, the State government has provided 1.36 lakh new power connections under Saubhagya scheme.‘Apnar Dorgoray’A new scheme called Apnar Dorgoray (At Your Doorstep) was launched recently to provide uninterrupted power to consumers.Devvarma said the State government is keen on generating solar power and plans are afoot to convert to solar power the state secretariat and other major government offices. energy and resource SHARE SHARE EMAIL Nepal Tripura 0 COMMENT SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

Chance for Chong King to go from boy to man

first_img Badminton 07 Jul 2019 He’s here to stay KUALA LUMPUR: Lim Chong King is only 19 but he is already playing with the big boys.He has been roped in to train with the country’s top singles shuttlers Lee Zii Jia, Cheam June Wei and Soong Joo Ven.The quartet will be handled by recently retired Lee Chong Wei’s personal coach, Hendrawan.Chong King is the youngest of the four. Zii Jia is 21, June Wei, 22, and Joo Ven, 24. Related News Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Badminton 09 Jul 2019 BAM’s trusted Hend Badminton 10 Jul 2019 Nothing amiss for Misbun over BAM’s move with Hendrawan “I feel very honoured and shocked at the same time because I’m still young and green compared to them.“I thought I would be placed with the younger players under coach Misbun Sidek,” said Chong King.Misbun and his assistant Indra Wijaya are handling youngsters Leong Jun Hao, Aidil Sholeh Ali Sadikin, Ng Tze Yong and Tan Jia Wei.Chong King said he already feels the intensity training with the seniors.“It’s very tough because most of the time I’m sparring with them and it’s hard to keep up with their speed. “Their strategies and skills are also better.“I’m definitely not even close to their level but I can only get better by being with them. I’m looking forward to seeing my progress.”It has been a busy year for Chong King since he was drafted into the senior team from the Bukit Jalil Sports School in December.And he has shown great promise with semi-final outings at the national championships in February and at the Malaysian International Series last month.“Everything has moved so fast since joining the senior team. I’ve grown a lot as a player and I hope to keep on growing.” Lim Chong Kinglast_img read more

Barcelona agree deal to sign Japans Abe

first_img(Reuters) – Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign emerging Japanese talent Hiroki Abe from Kashima Antlers, the J-League club said on Friday.The 20-year-old attacker, named the league’s best young player of 2018, was set to undergo a medical with the Spanish side and would join up with their ‘B’ side. Financial details were not released but earlier reports said Barca would pay around 2 million euros (£1.8 million) for Abe, who made his senior international debut at the Copa America and appeared in all three of their matches.”It was a difficult decision to leave (Kashima) mid-season, but I chose to make the move because I absolutely want to take on this new challenge at Barcelona,” Kyodo news agency quoted Abe as saying in a statement. Football 08 Jul 2019 Jesus takes centre stage as Brazil win Copa America Related News Related News Football 08 Jul 2019 Alves rolls back the years at Copa America to keep trophy collection bulgingcenter_img (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Football 07 Jul 2019 Peru’s resident magician proving a lucky charm at Copa America {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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