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first_imgFilthy, smelly, repulsive. There are a lot of ways to describe cockroaches, but “full of personality” usually isn’t one of them. Yet a team of scientists has not only found evidence that the scuttling insects have personalities, but also discovered that when cockroaches get together, they create a group personality. The group personalities of cockroaches vary, too.“A lot of studies show personality in other invertebrates,” says Isaac Planas-Sitjà, a behavioral ecologist at the Free University of Brussels and the lead author of the study. “But no one had looked at the American cockroach.”Over the last 2 decades, scientists have documented personalities—that is, consistent behaviors, such as boldness, shyness, sociability, or aggressiveness—in a range of invertebrate species, from octopuses to water striders to social spiders. Planas-Sitjà was drawn to cockroaches not out of fondness, but because they don’t live in societies with leaders and followers—social castes that can make it difficult to spot an individual’s personality. “They are all independent, even though they are gregarious,” he says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To find out if the cockroaches had personalities, Planas-Sitjà and his colleagues glued tiny radio frequency identification chips to the thoraxes of 304 roaches so that they could track each insect after it was placed in a new environment. The scientists divided the animals into 19 groups of 16 individuals (all males about 4 months of age, because an animal’s age and gender can affect its behavior, making it more difficult to tease out its personality type). Three times a week, the team placed each group in the middle of a brightly lit, plastic circular arena that was surrounded by an electric fence so that the roaches could not escape. Two identical Plexiglas disks covered with red filters hovered just above the arena, creating red circles that the light-phobic insects perceived as shelters. Each shelter was large enough for all 16 cockroaches to gather beneath.Over a 3-hour period, the scientists measured the amount of time individual cockroaches spent inside a shelter and how much time each took to pay its first visit. To see if the insects reached a consensus about where to gather (an indicator of group personality), they tallied how many insects were beneath each disk at the end of the experiment. Their analysis showed that like other species, from spiders to lions, these cockroaches had shy and bold individuals. The shy roaches ran for cover as soon as they entered the arena, whereas bold individuals spent more time exploring, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. And the roaches consistently behaved in these same ways in each test.Despite these individual personality differences, by the end of each experiment the groups always ended up crowded together beneath the same shelter. “There is a collective dynamic—a social influence—that dilutes the individual personality differences,” Planas-Sitjà says. “So in the group, you end up with a similar behavior in everyone.” This conformity happens even though the researchers know, based on previous experiments, that some cockroaches when left alone in the arena never dash to a shelter, whereas others spend only a short amount of time beneath one. Yet they change their behaviors as soon as they’re in a group. “Then they all run to the shelter,” says Planas-Sitjà, who hopes to tease out why and how this happens with further experiments.The team’s discovery that “the collective outcome [the group personality] is different from the sum of the personalities is very cool,” says Noa Pinter-Wollman, an animal behaviorist at the University of California, San Diego, who was not involved in the study. “It implies that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Social spiders, bees, and ants are also known to have group or colony personalities.“To be able to show group personality as they have done is very exciting and intriguing,” adds Odile Petit, an ethologist at the French national research agency CNRS in Strasbourg. “And they’ve shown that individuals and their personalities matter even in simple animals.” Yes, even in cockroaches.last_img read more

30 11 19

first_imgTrailing, 70-74, going into the final six minutes of the game, the Bolts were limited to just one field goal as the Gin Kings finished the game off with an 11-2 spurt to run away with the victory.Durham, the back-to-back Best Import, tried his earnest to keep the Bolts fighting, unloading 27 points, 19 rebounds, five assists, and three steals, but failed to get much support from his teammates.FEATURED 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 shutoutDurham, though, admitted Meralco dug its own hole after falling to an 18-point deficit in the first half.“It was tough. They put us in a hole early. We didn’t really to fight back because we got ourselves back in the game, but we can’t have it like that on Wednesday,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts anticipated a furious rally from the Gin Kings from the get-go, but still failed to match up as the defending champions ran to a 33-15 deficit.Meralco got its act together in the second half only to falter again late.“We knew they’ll come out and attack us really hard and everything like that. In the beginning, we didn’t react, but in the third quarter, we were right there. They just pulled away in the last few minutes,” he said.“I think we just got to hit a couple of more shots, preferably not play 5-against-8 with the officiating, and we just got to play better. Way too many players on the other side got to double figures and we can’t beat them like that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco import Allen Durham. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Allen Durham couldn’t help but vent his ire on the referees after Meralco’s 85-74 defeat to Ginebra in Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“I think down the stretch, officiating was really bad,” Durham said, shaking his head in disbelief. “I mean, I’m not gonna blame it on the officials, we had our part too, but you can’t call a finals game like that.”ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:37Protesters 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Playing aggressive key to Ginebra’s success, says Tenorio Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

17 11 19

first_imgThe second World Cup win in France’s football history led to wild celebrations across the nation, while few clashes between police and fans also took place in several cities.France had reserved their best for the last as they crushed Croatia 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final to be crowned world champions on Sunday.The French football fans got exactly what they wanted as the final in Russia became the highest-scoring final since England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra-time in 1966 and the highest in normal time since Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 60 years ago.Millions of French football fans were delirious with joy as Hugo Lloris lifted the trophy with people waving the French national flag on the streets. A huge crowd was also gathered at the Eiffel Tower which was lit up in French colours. 90,000 people had gathered to watch the match on vast TV screens next to the iconic tower.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEHowever, French police were forced to fire tear gas and dispersed crowds from the Champs Elysees after clashes with a small group of unruly fans threatened to spoil celebrations.A small number of fans clashed with police, damaging some businesses and properties along the Champs Elysees, while some threw stones and other projectiles at riot police who responded with teargas.France beat Croatia 4-2 to become FIFA World Cup 2018 championsA decision was made by security officials to disperse the crowd, BFM TV said. It said minor crowd trouble was also reported in the city of Lyon.advertisementParis police unleash water cannon as #WorldCup celebrations get out of control pic.twitter.com/rp1zfsw2pSRuptly (@Ruptly) July 16, 2018BREAKING: Violence and riots have erupted in Paris following World Cup celebrations.Armed forces have been deployed but several businesses have been looted and vehicles have been vandalized. pic.twitter.com/5jp7xrpWXhFrance Football (@FrenchFutbol) July 15, 20185 cars burned in #lyon pic.twitter.com/EILOZxkI22Cinzia Rizzi (@cinziarizzi7) July 15, 2018France had mobilised around 110,000 security staff for the Bastille Day festivities on Saturday and World Cup football final on Sunday.Back in Zagreb, fans didn’t lose heart even after Croatia’s loss as the country produced its best performance in a World Cup but sadly ended as runners-up.FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersPeople on the streets were definitely disappointed at the result but they still lit up flares and waved the national flag to celebrate Croatia’s amazing run in the tournament.Croatian players have cemented their place as legends back in their nation as they helped Croatia reached their first World Cup final in history.This is happening in Croatia right now. This is crazy pic.twitter.com/RTlrQpAyFKFlFA World Cup (@FutbolWorId) July 15, 2018Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic told his players they should be proud of their sensational World Cup run and their performance in the final on Sunday despite losing 4-2 to France at the Luzhniki StadiumFrench players crash press conference to celebrate World Cup triumph”Of course, we are downcast, but I told them ‘hold your heads up high. You have no reason to feel dissatisfied, you have given your all and you have to be proud of your performances at this tournament’,” he told a news conference.”Chin up lads, if somebody had offered us to be runners-up at the start of the tournament, that would have been fantastic.”World Cup 2018: French President greets Croatian team, then learns the dabCroatia, with a population of only 4.2 million people, were not among the favourites at the start of the tournament. Their progress to the final gripped the imagination of the Balkan nation and members of the Croatian diaspora living in countries from Germany to Australia.Croatia will stage on Monday a welcoming party for the soccer team in Zagreb. Thousands of Croat fans are expected to come to the main Zagreb square in the early afternoon when the players are due to arrive.Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic appealed to employers to let staff leave work early to join the celebration. Train tickets will be 50 percent cheaper for those wishing to travel to Zagreb from other Croatian cities for the occasion.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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first_imgSyahmi Safari Syahmi explains reason behind lack of playing time in SEA Games Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 07:10 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Syahmi Safari, Selangor, Malaysia Cup, 29072017 Twitter @OfficialPBSNT Selangor Malaysia U22 Southeast Asian Games Selangor’s Syahmi Safari was not a regular starter for Malaysia U22 in the recent SEA Games, and the youngster told Goal the reason why. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Despite having been touted as one of the best prospects in the Malaysia Super League (MSL) this season, Selangor winger Syahmi Safari had a relatively underwhelming 2017 SEA Games campaign with Malaysia U22 recently.He was used mainly as a late substitute by head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee, and when he was handed a start in their group match against Singapore, he failed to impress Ong, who took him off at halftime for midfielder Nor Azam Azih.But when met by Goal, the youngster said he took the snub in his stride, believing that he will get more chances in the future as he is still young. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “The SEA Games is a valuable experience for me, as I got to take part in a competition at that level at a young age.”I did not get to play much as Matthew Davies was constantly picked ahead of me. He’s far more experienced, having played in the AFF Championship, and he’s been with the coach (Ong) for a while now. And coach knows our individual strengths, so it is ultimately up to him.”I’m not disappointed, in fact it’s an experience for me to be able to learn from my teammates,” revealed the 19-year old winger when met earlier this week.He then explained that in order to prove himself to Ong, he needs to perform more consistently.”I have to work harder and prove myself in the league and the Malaysia Cup, but what’s also important is for me to be consistent with my performance.”That doesn’t necessarily mean just scoring goals or providing assists, but also for me to defend better,” noted Syahmi.last_img read more

24 10 19

first_imgzoom Arctech Helsinki Shipyard will build the new icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency. The Finnish Transport Agency informed about the results of the tendering process on the 22nd of January 2014.The Finnish Transport Agency procures a new icebreaker to renew the aging fleet of state-owned icebreakers, to improve the level of icebreaker services and to ensure the competitiveness of Finnish exports. The procurement is worth EUR 123 million (approx. USD 166.5 million) and the final contract will be signed by the end of February. The vessel will be delivered by winter 2016.”It is great that the new icebreaker of the Finnish government will be built at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, which has over 100 years experience in building of arctic vessels. We have the best know-how and experienced builders for such projects. Winning this tender was only possible with USC’s support”, says Esko Mustamäki, the Managing Director of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.The new icebreaker of the Finnish Transport Agency features the highest technology and has been designed especially for the demanding icebreaking operations in the Baltic Sea. The vessel will be able to move continuously through about 1.6 m thick level ice, to break a 25 meter wide channel in 1.2 meter thick ice at speed of 6 knots, as well as to reach 9…11 knots of average assistance speed in the Baltic Sea. In open water the service speed will be minimum 16 knots. The icebreaker will use both diesel and LNG as its fuel, which diminishes its emissions and operating costs. The vessel will also be equipped for oil spill response operations and emergency towing missions. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, January 23, 2014 My location Print  Closelast_img read more

24 10 19

first_imgzoom Scorpio Bulkers Inc.’s Board of Directors has adopted a one-year stockholder rights plan and declared a dividend distribution of one preferred share purchase right on each outstanding share of the company’s common stock. The rights plan, commonly reffred to as the poison pill, is a defensive tactic to prevent a corporate takeover.“The Board of Directors adopted the Rights Plan in order to help promote the fair and equal treatment of all stockholders and enable them to realize the long-term value of their investment in the company. The Rights Plan is also designed to reduce the likelihood that any person or group would gain control of the company through open market accumulation or other coercive tactics without paying an appropriate control premium,” Scorpio said in a statement.Pursuant to the plan, Scorpio plans to issue one preferred stock purchase right for each share of common stock outstanding at the close of business on June 29, 2015. Each right will entitle stockholders to buy one one-thousandth of a share of Series A participating preferred stock at an exercise price of USD 10.00. Initially, these rights will not be exercisable and will trade with the company’s common stock.The rights generally will become exercisable only if a person or group acquires beneficial ownership of 15% or more of the company’s common stock.Should Scorpio be acquired in a merger or other business combination after an acquiring person acquires 15% or more of the company’s common stock, each holder of the right will thereafter have the right to purchase a number of shares of common stock of the acquiring person having a then-current market value equal to twice the exercise price.The company said that the BoD may redeem the rights for a nominal amount at any time on or prior to the 10th business day following an event that causes the rights to become exercisable.last_img read more

23 10 19

first_imgzoom Houston-based classification society ABS has joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners, including class organizations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers to advance autonomous shipping.The design will integrate features of independent decision-making, autonomous navigation, environmental perception and remote control.“Increased digitization, advanced technologies and new levels of connectivity are changing the way the maritime industry operates,” Eric Kleess, ABS Greater China Division President, said.“In the coming years, we will see significant changes in the way ships are designed and built, with a strong drive to develop autonomous vessels especially in China. As a key member of this alliance, ABS is aligned closely with industry to support safer and more sustainable maritime operations,” Kleess added.The Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance, chaired by HNA Technology Group Co, Ltd., was formed with nine members, including ABS, CCS, China Ship Research & Development Institute, Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute, Ltd, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd, Marine Design Research Institute of China (MARIC), Rolls-Royce, and Wartsila.The alliance officially launched at the end of June and expects to deliver the unmanned cargo ship by October 2021.“Through this collaborative effort, we will apply the latest technologies to develop a new autonomous ship concept,” Li Weijian, HNA Technology Group Vice Chairman, said.“The newly formed alliance is advancing new innovations in ship design and operations, and also working to promote the safe adoption of these assets in the market,” Weijian informed.last_img read more

17 10 19

first_imgHALIFAX – Another great white shark has been detected off Nova Scotia.A tag attached to Savannah, a 210-kilogram shark, pinged Monday morning off Barren Island near Sherbooke on the province’s eastern shore.It joins a 600-kilogram tagged shark named Hilton, who has spent more than a week along Nova Scotia’s south shore, and most recently pinged Monday night off Peggys Cove outside Halifax.Both sharks were tagged by the research group Ocearch, and are being watched closely through an Ocearch tracking map and their own Twitter feeds with thousands of followers.Ocearch chairman Chris Fischer has said white sharks could be using Nova Scotia’s Sable Island as a place to mate.The sharks are also likely drawn to the province to feed on seals.On Tuesday, Hilton’s Twitter feed responded to a tweet showing seals off Grandmother’s Cove near Lunenburg, N.S., with a drool emoji and the words: “Mmmm yummy seals.”Rear Admiral John Newton, who commands Canada’s East Coast navy, also tweeted a photo Monday of a south shore inlet, saying “@HiltonTheShark has been scaring the seals right up into our cove today. First time seeing them hanging in the shallows.”On Monday, Hilton had tweeted a map showing his Nova Scotia location and called to another Twitter-using shark: “Hey @SharkSavannah, come on up. Lots of good eating here!”In November, a 900-kilogram great white named Lydia — who also has her own Ocearch-managed Twitter account — was among two tracking off Nova Scotia.The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says the animal is the largest predatory fish in the world, with a powerful jaw full of serrated teeth and a body that can weigh up to 1,800 kilograms. But it says the population in the North Atlantic has dropped by 75 per cent in the past 15 years and is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as vulnerable.They have been protected from harvesting in U.S. waters since 1991, but the conservancy says still so little is known about where the sharks travel, pup and feed.last_img read more

12 10 19

NEW YORK — Is the world getting safer from robocalls? It’s not clear.The Federal Communications Commission plans to vote Thursday on giving wireless carriers permission to do more against them, but they aren’t requiring it — yet.A bill passed by the Senate would mandate next steps carriers must take — but it’s not a cure-all. And it needs House approval.There are already concerns that scammers can outwit the latest moves in the arms race.The robocall problem has exploded because cheap software makes it easy to make mass calls. Phone scams have cost victims millions of dollars. Enforcement against illegal callers is negligible.New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don’t expect unwanted calls to disappear entirely.Tali Arbel, The Associated Press

4 10 19

New Zealand botulism scare triggers recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy items in 7 countries WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand authorities have triggered a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after dairy giant Fonterra announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism.New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries said Saturday that the tainted products include infant formula, sports drinks, protein drinks and other beverages. It said countries affected beside New Zealand include China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.Fonterra said its customers were urgently checking their supply chains.One New Zealand company has locked down five batches of infant formula and China is asking importers to immediately recall products.Fonterra is the world’s fourth-largest dairy company, with annual revenues of about $16 billion.The news comes as a blow to New Zealand’s dairy industry, which powers the country’s economy. New Zealand exports about 95 per cent of its milk.Consumers in China and elsewhere are willing to pay a big premium for New Zealand infant formula because the country has a clean and healthy reputation. Chinese consumers have a special interest after tainted local milk formula killed six babies in 2008.The Centers for Disease Control describes botulism as a rare but sometimes fatal paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin.Fonterra said it has told eight of its customers of the problem, which dates back more than a year, and they were investigating whether any of the affected product is in their supply chains. Fonterra said those companies will initiate any consumer product recalls.At a news conference Saturday, Fonterra repeatedly refused to divulge the companies, countries or specific products affected. Gary Romano, the managing director of Fonterra’s New Zealand milk products, said his company supplies raw materials to the eight companies and it is up to them to inform their consumers of what products might be tainted.The company did acknowledge its chief executive, Theo Spierings, planned to fly to China Saturday, in part to deal with the fallout from the botulism scare.New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries said Saturday that New Zealand company Nutricia had used some of the tainted product in its Karicare line of formula for infants aged over 6 months. Nutricia had locked down all five batches of infant formula it believed contained the tainted product, the ministry said. But it advised that parents should buy different Nutricia products or alternative brands until it verified the location of all tainted Nutricia products.China’s product quality watchdog issued a statement urging importers of Fonterra dairy products to immediately start recalling the products.The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine also told quality agencies around China to step up inspections of milk products from New Zealand.Romano said the problem was caused by unsterilized pipes at a Waikato factory. He said three batches of whey protein weighing about 42 tons were tainted in May 2012, adding that Fonterra has since cleaned the pipes.The New Zealand ministry says the tainted product has been mixed with other ingredients to form about 1,000 tons of consumer products worldwide.The company said in a release it identified a potential quality problem in March when a product tested positive for the bacteria Clostridium. Many strains of the bacteria are harmless, the company said, and product samples were put through intensive testing over the following months. It said that on July 31 it discovered the presence of a strain of the bacteria that can cause botulism.Romano said Fonterra hasn’t received reports of anybody getting sick and added that the problem hasn’t affected any fresh milk, yoghurt, cheese or long-lasting heat-treated milk.New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries said it was working with the company to investigate.Spierings, the chief executive, said in the release that food safety was the company’s top priority.“We are acting quickly,” he said. “Our focus is to get information out about potentially affected product as fast as possible so that it can be taken off supermarket shelves and, where it has already been purchased, can be returned.”Earlier this year, Fonterra announced it had discovered trace amounts of the agricultural chemical dicyandiamide in some of its products, prompting a ban on the chemical’s use on New Zealand farms.Rabobank’s 2012 Global Dairy Top 20 report ranked Fonterra as the world’s fourth-largest dairy company by revenue behind Nestlé, Danone and Lactalis. The company is a co-operative, partially owned by thousands of farmers.In 2011 the company collected 15.4 billion litres (4.1 billion gallons) of milk in New Zealand, representing about 90 per cent of the country’s total.In 2008, six babies in China died and another 300,000 were sickened by infant formula that was tainted with melamine, an industrial chemical added to watered-down milk to fool tests for protein levels. Fonterra at the time owned a minority stake in Sanlu, the now-bankrupt Chinese company at the centre of the scandal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Nick Perry, The Associated Press Posted Aug 2, 2013 4:53 pm MDT read more

2 10 19

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 49ers say they have hired Will Healy as their head football coach.Healy most recently coached at Austin Peay, where he was an Eddie Robinson Award winner in 2017 as the National FCS Coach of the Year. Healy was hired after Mike Houston backed out of the job and decided to go to East Carolina.Charlotte 49ers director of athletics Mike Hill says in a release that Healy is “one of the top up-and-coming coaches in the nation.”Clemson coach Dabo Swinney called it “a home run hire” for Charlotte, adding that “this guy is as sharp as they come.”Healy replaces Brad Lambert, who was fired last month.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press

28 09 19

INDIANAPOLIS — There’s something about Northwestern, something that inevitably leads to a hotly contested showdown. Whenever they’re scheduled to play the Buckeyes, they’re bound to clash. On Jan. 29, the Buckeyes just barely hung on to a one-point lead and were able to secure the victory, 58-57. Two years ago in Evanston, Ill., then freshman Wildcat John Shurna drilled a last second 3-point attempt to give Northwestern the victory, 72-69. Consider today’s contest the rubber match. It took extra basketball and a monstrous effort by two members of the dynamic freshman trio, but the Buckeyes were able to pull-off the victory, 67-61. While the seniors, along with junior guard William Buford, struggled in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, freshmen Aaron Craft and Jared Sullinger had huge days. “To come in here for their first Big Ten tournament and play at the level they played at, I looked out there at times and we had three freshmen on the floor,” coach Thad Matta said. “Thirty-two games into it, they’re pretty accustomed to just about anything.” Sullinger had a gigantic performance on the glass, pulling in 18 boards to go along with his 20-point performance. His 18 rebounds were one shy of tying the Big Ten tournament record at 19. “Towards the end of the game they kind of went small, especially in overtime,” Sullinger said. “So we decided to, because they had Shurna guarding me, and obviously Shurna has 60 pounds less than me, we started going to me from there and free throws are just mentality.” Sullinger didn’t have a great day from the field, but the charity stripe was more than generous. Sully hit 16-of-18 from the line, including a perfect 10-for-10 in overtime. “After practice we always shoot 25 and then after we break the huddle I shoot 25 more. I’ve been shooting free throws for the last two weeks after practice,” Sullinger said. Not to be outdone by his star teammate, Craft also hit the glass hard, pulling in seven boards. It’s a good thing too, because the Buckeyes shot just 32 percent from the field, including 3-for-15 from beyond the arc for a 20-percent shooting percentage from deep. When asked how he’s able to come up big in big games despite his inexperience at the college level, Craft deflected all attention onto his teammates and coaches. “I’ve definitely benefited from the coaching staff we have, and the seniors we have,” Craft said. “They’ve always been there, no matter if we’re up or we’re down, in practice or in games. The Wildcats like to slow down the tempo and force opponents to play their preferred style and pace, something they’ve used effectively in both games this season. “It’s definitely something we knew they were going to do coming in. It was very successful the first time we played them, and it was pretty successful today,” Craft said. Former Buckeye Clark Kellogg predicted strong play from the young Buckeyes early in the week. “Craft, Sullinger and Thomas, all of them are special in their own way and they’ve done a marvelous job, all three of them,” Kellogg told The Lantern on Wednesday. “That’s who you’ve gone with all year, you can’t change that now. There is some pretty good, solid senior leadership to balance out whatever being a freshman might mean in the tournament. But those kids are unique; they’re competitive and talented.” read more

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first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects a tough game against Arsenal and highlighted strike duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as the main threatThe unbeaten Premier League leaders will welcome Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday hoping to maintain their six-point advantage over Tottenham with a ninth straight league win.On Thursday, Gunners manager Unai Emery revealed he believes Liverpool can remain unbeaten for the entire season – just like when his club’s “Invincibles” managed to do so in the 2003/04 campaign.And Klopp dismissed the suggestion that Emery could be trying to pile the pressure on Liverpool by saying that.“That is not how I know Unai Emery,” said Klopp, according to Sky Sports.“I don’t think they will have the white flag and say ‘no chance’. It will be a really tough game tomorrow night, because they are good.“That is all I am interested in and all the rest is a nice little game, where people respond to your questions and you make stories of the answers.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We are focused on ourselves and that is all.”The German reckons Liverpool cannot afford a similar performance to the one they did at the Emirates Stadium last month, which ended in a 1-1 draw.“Play much better than we did at Arsenal, for example – that would be a good idea,” replied Klopp on what Liverpool could do better this time around.“Because, especially defending wise, we weren’t as good as we can be, or we were after that. I think it was a period where we didn’t do too well.“They are strong, good with the ball and very lively. Their counter-attacks are crazy quick – (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang and (Alexandre) Lacazette are an outstanding striker couple up front. It will be difficult.”The Liverpool and Arsenal match will begin at 18:30 (CET) on Saturday.last_img read more

17 09 19

first_imgBrazil forward Neymar is desperate for a return to Barcelona after reports emerged that the PSG star has been making calls to Camp Nou.Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain in 2017 in a record deal but it appears the decision is something the Brazilian has grown to regret and he has called five times to rejoin his former team, Barcelona.Neymar is desperate to return to the Catalan side and the player’s father has made direct contact with Barcelona President Josep Maria pleading for the club to make a bid for his son.“He is disappointed and sorry”” El Mundo quotes  the player’s father speaking to Barcelona president, according to Marca.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.The player also believes that the French side lack a sporting project.Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain in a controversial 222 million euro transfer in 2017 and has become fan’s favourite although not without some issues with some players.It was earlier reported of a fallout with Cavani after a disagreement over the team’s spot kick taker.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgBy The Associated PressA publicist for the once-beloved Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.Cosby, 81, spent his first night alone in a Pennsylvania prison after being accustomed to a life filled with handlers and household help. He could eventually be sent to a state prison that has separate units for geriatric prisoners and programs for sex offenders.A spokesman for Bill Cosby said the comedian was subjected to the “most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.” (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said September 25 after the comedian’s sentencing that Cosby was “one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the United States for over the past 50 years,” while decrying the trial as the “most sexist and racist” in the country’s history.The judge, prosecutor and jury saw it differently.“No one is above the law. And no one should be treated disproportionately because of who they are, where they live, or even their wealth, celebrity or philanthropy,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said in sentencing Cosby to an above-average sentence for a 2004 sex assault.Cosby’s defense team has raised the racial issue before, in 2016, before quickly scrapping it.“We prosecute where the evidence takes us and that was done in this (Cosby) case. When (U.S.) Judge (Eduardo) Robreno released the deposition and said that this is perhaps criminal, we’re obligated to look at that and we did and we worked through the case and we got to where we are today.”Cosby was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate in 2004 after being barraged with similar accusations from more than 60 women over the past five decades.“It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” O’Neill said. He quoted from victim Andrea Constand’s statement submitted to the court, in which she said Cosby took her “beautiful, young spirit and crushed it.”In her statement, Constand, 45, wrote of Cosby: “We may never know the full extent of his double life as a sexual predator, but his decades-long reign of terror as a serial rapist is over.”On NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday morning, prosecutor Kristen Feden reflected on the difficulty of the case, which included a first trial in 2017 that ended in a hung jury, and said Constand told her she was happy with the sentence.“I always look for my strength in the victims, and Andrea Constand was amazing,” Feden said. “Her courage and her strength was enough for me to say, ‘Let’s keep going.’”Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward sat laughing and chatting with his defense team. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. Constand smiled broadly on hearing the punishment and was hugged by others in the courtroom.In a blistering statement, spokesman Wyatt said the comedian was subjected to the “most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.” Wyatt said all three of the psychologists who testified against Cosby were “White women who make money off of accusing Black men of being sexual predators.”Women’s advocates hailed Cosby’s sentence as a landmark #MeToo moment.“Bill Cosby seeing the inside of a prison cell sends a strong message that predators — no matter who they are, from Hollywood to Wall Street to the Supreme Court — can no longer be protected at the expense of victims,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women of New York.Cosby’s lawyers asked that he be allowed to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction, but the judge ordered him locked up immediately, saying that “he could quite possibly be a danger to the community.”Cosby — who is legally blind and uses a cane — removed his watch, tie and jacket and walked out in a white dress shirt and red suspenders, his hands cuffed in front of him. He appeared downcast, his eyes failing to meet the camera, in a mug shot released by authorities.Cosby must serve the minimum of three years before becoming eligible for parole.Cosby’s punishment, which also included a $25,000 fine, came at the end of a two-day hearing at which the judge declared him a “sexually violent predator” — a designation that subjects him to monthly counseling for the rest of his life and requires that neighbors and schools be notified of his whereabouts. A psychologist for the state testified that Cosby appears to have a mental disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to have sex with women without their consent.Once known as America’s Dad for his role on the top-rated “Cosby Show” in the 1980s, the actor was convicted of violating Constand, Temple University women’s basketball administrator, at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.Constand testified that Cosby gave her what she thought were herbal pills to ease stress, then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized on a couch. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual, and his lawyers branded her a “con artist” who framed the comedian to get a big payday — a $3.4 million settlement she received over a decade ago.The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, which Constand and other accusers have done.Five other accusers took the stand at the trial as part of an effort by prosecutors to portray him as a predator.Cosby faced anywhere from probation to 10 years in prison. His lawyers asked for house arrest, saying he is too old and vulnerable to go to prison. Prosecutors asked for five to 10 years behind bars, warning that he could still pose a threat to women.Steele said Cosby could be sent to Laurel Highlands , a state prison for lower-risk inmates on the other side of the state, about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.Constand went to police a year after waking up in a fog at Cosby’s estate, her clothes askew, only to have the district attorney pass on the case. Another DA reopened the file a decade later and charged the TV star after stand-up comic Hannibal Buress’ riff about Cosby being a rapist prompted other women to come forward and after a federal judge, acting on a request from The Associated Press, unsealed some of Cosby’s startling, decade-old testimony in Constand’s related civil suit.In his testimony, Cosby described sexual encounters with a string of actresses, models and other young women and talked about obtaining quaaludes to give to those he wanted to sleep with.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_img Live Stats With 33 points at Western Kentucky, 24 at Chattanooga, 20 at Boise State and 20 vs. Hartford, Durr has nine career 30-point games and 41 career 20-point games. Kylee Shook is tied for third on the team with 8.5 points per game, while shooting 6-12 (.500) from downtown and pulling down 4.0 rebounds. She also leads the team with six blocks. She scored a season-high and team-high 17 points, 6-9 from the floor and 1-3 from 3-pt range, while adding a season-high six rebounds, including five offensive boards, in the win over Miami (Ohio).Head coach Jeff Walz was an assistant at Nebraska from 1997 to 2001. This will mark the second time that he has faced his former team. The Cards downed the Cornhuskers 65-51 on Dec. 20, 2010 in Las Vegas. Tickets Media Center Watch Last season, the ACC went 10-4 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The ACC is 8-0-3 in the challenge. UofL is 3-1 in the ACC/B1G Challenge. 2017 – Louisville 72, Indiana 59 (at IU); 2016 – Maryland 78, Louisville 72 (at UL); 2015 – Louisville 85, Michigan State 78 (at MSU); 2014 – Louisville 86, Iowa 52 (at UL) The Cardinals are off to a 6-0 start, which marks the third straight season that they have started at least 6-0. They started off 6-0 in 2016-17 and a school-record 20-0 in 2017-18. Dana Evans is tied for third on the team with 8.5 points per game and is averaging a team-high 5.5 assists. After starting the first two games, she has come off the bench the last four. In the last three games, she is averaging 12.0 points and has 18 assists to just four turnovers. She has led the team in assists in four of six games. She had a season-high 14 points and a team-high six assists vs. Miami. She had 11 points and six assists, including the game-winning dish to Sam Fuehring with 2.5 seconds to go vs. ASU. She scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. She then had 11 points and a team-high six assists and three steals vs. Hartford. She recorded nine assists at UTC, which was one shy of her career-high of 10 at Kentucky (12/17/17).center_img Louisville recorded a season-high 16 steals in the 95-73 win over Miami (Ohio). It marked the most steals in a game since they had 16 vs. Bowling Green (W, 83-58) and Lafayette (W, 92-48) in back-to-back games on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 2016. Last year, they had a season-high 15 steals vs. Murray State (W, 115-51) on Nov. 24, 2017. The Cards are averaging 10 steals per game and have had at least seven in every game. Asia Durr had two 3-pointers (2-6) in the win over Miami, giving her an even 300 3-pointers for her career. She is only the second player in program history with 300 3-pointers. She ranks second behind Shoni Schimmel, who has 387 career 3-pointers. As a sophomore, she connected on 119 3-pointers, which ranked second nationally and set school record. She had 115 3-pointers last season. Story Links Listen Bionca Dunham has started the last four games after getting her first career start vs. Boise State on 11/19. On the season, she is averaging 7.8 points, while shooting 19-29 (.655) from the floor, and pulling down 3.2 rebounds. Against Miami (Ohio), she finished with a season-high 15 points on 7-10 shooting, while adding a team-high and career-high four steals. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After downing Miami (Ohio) in the home opener, University of Louisville women’s basketball continues its six-game homestand when they host Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET. Prior to the game, Louisville’s 2018 NCAA Final Four Banner will be unveiled.ABOUT THE CORNHUSKERSLast season, Nebraska finished the season with a 22-11 overall record, 11-5 in the Big Ten, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling to No. 7  seed Arizona State, 73-62 in the first round. They return four starters from that team and have opened the season with a 2-3 record. Their three losses are to Drake, 83-77, at Washington State in double overtime, 87-84, and at No. 21 Miami, 82-68. Their wins have come against USC Upstate, 87-64, and Radford, 77-39. They have eight players averaging more than 7.2 points per game. Freshman guard Sam Haiby leads them in scoring with 11.4 points per game, while sophomore guard Taylor Kissinger is second with 9.6 points per game and ranks second in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage at 66.7 (12-18). Series History – Louisville is 2-1 all-time against the Cornhuskers and 1-0 at home. This will mark the first matchup between the two teams since that matchup in Las Vegas. They met twice in non-conference play in 1998-99 when Walz was an assistant at Nebraska. The Huskers defeated Louisville 62-61 at the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Nov. 29, 1998. Louisville then knocked off the Huskers 77-66 at the Seelbach Holiday Classic at Freedom Hall on Dec. 29, 1998.Date: Thursday, Nov. 29Time: 7:00 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center   Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ACCNE, Don Russell, play-by-play; Sara White, analystLast Meeting: W, 65-51 (Dec. 20, 2010 in Las Vegas)Series History: 2-1 (1-0 Home, 0-2 Away, 1-1 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 5th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayOfficials: Dee Kantner, Eric Brewton, Mark ReschFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgAnd I don’t care who knows it. Our love will never die.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017 Stay on target They are so underappreciated— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017He starts in sating they will never let you down. Which… is broadly true, provided you’re not walking on any rotting wood floors, I suppose. But I think you’re missing the point Elo-… oh boy…They will never let you down— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017 Not as much as tunnels though— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017 Just try one. It’s way better than you think.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017center_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow While Elon Musk’s new venture, The Boring Company seems to be doing quite well for itself, it seems Musk has gone a little off his rocker. Yesterday he was publicly professing his love of floors, saying that he “loved floors,” “but not as much as tunnels.” That alone would be within the general realm of Musk’s eccentricity, but he just had to take it a couple steps further. Because of course, he did.I love floors— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017 Because it’s off the wall— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017As you can see, he just keeps that ridiculous train rolling. “And I don’t care who knows it. Our love will never die… Because it’s off the wall.” Elon… are you dating a floor and a tunnel? Are you polyamorous with architecture and infrastructure? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS, MAN. Dude. If you’re not alright, you can tell us. We know you’re under a lot of stress. Being the world’s most badass entrepreneur is hard. We know. Just let us and let us help you, Elon! We only want to help!Nah, but for real. He’s not… wrong? I guess? Floors probably won’t let you down. And tunnels are pretty rad — they can do all kinds of things for the infrastructure of an area. And neither are on the wall. So if he wants to get weird about it on Twitter, that’s okay, I guess. Elon Musk does what he wants, and it’s always… well it’s always something.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

31 08 19

first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A proposal has been put forward by the CAFE foundation that a network of small suburban airports should be developed in the future for the use of Suburban Air Vehicles. Citation: Suburban ‘pocket airports’ proposed (2010, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-suburban-pocket-airports.html An idealized pocket airport. Aircraft depicted are motor-gliders that have 50 foot wingspan. Image credit: CAFE Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) is a light-aircraft partner of NASA, and is running a US$1.65 million competition, the Green Flight Challenge, to find the best design for a short take-off personal aircraft that uses little fossil fuel, is cheap to run, and is quiet in operation. The competition will be judged in Santa Rosa, California in July 2011.CAFE envisages that Suburban Air Vehicles (SAVs) will become a common mode of transport in the future, with flights landing and taking off at small suburban “pocket airports.” (PDF) CAFE’s president, Dr. Brien Seeley, speaking at the Future of Electric Vehicles conference in San Jose, California earlier this month, said it was shocking that after a century of flight aviation has still failed to fulfill the dream of moving people fast, without needing roads.Dr. Seeley said the travel on the ground to and from airports often negated the time saved by flying, but having pocket airports to fly travelers to the main city airport from tiny suburban airports would considerably speed up the process. Passengers would fly in two to four-person SAVs operated (on autopilot) by air taxis or shuttle services. (Read: Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)) 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. The Green Flight Challenge is NASA’s first step in developing a new infrastructure for aviation, featuring small auto-piloted aircraft. Challenge vehicles will need to operate safely and achieve at least 1.18 L/100 km fuel consumption. They will have a take-off distance of no more than 610 meters to clear a 15-meter obstacle, travel at 160 kph, and emit less than 78 decibels measured from 76 meters away. Each SAV would be equipped with parachutes. Dr. Seeley said he envisaged vehicles would be designed in future that did considerably better than the minimum requirements.Dr. Seeley said the SAV would offer pilots fast travel with a de-conflicted air highway through the sky taking them directly where they wanted to go. Flight paths would be coordinated via a central control system to avoid collisions. Dr. Seeley said the system would allow people to travel in 3-D instead of on the “insanity” of increasingly congested roads.CAFE has designs for a range of pocket airports, ranging from a 2-acre (0.8-hectare) single runway located in greenbelts just outside major urban areas and handling up to 120 operations an hour, up to a 12-acre (4.8-hectare) version with two sets of runways and parking for 320 ground vehicles. Flights would begin with a steep take-off to ensure the noise level was low enough by the time the SAVs reach the boundary.The Green Flight Challenge is expected to be followed by further competitions in 2013 and 2015, with higher prizes for the winner of each. The Green Flight Challenge sprang from the Personal Air Vehicle Challenge of 2007. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Puffin: the one-person electric aircraft (w/ Video)last_img read more

30 08 19

first_imgStars don’t owe any loyalty to bad organizationsChris Paul was traded to the Rockets after he informed the Clippers that he intended to join Houston in free agency. Paul was apparently fed up with the dysfunction in the Clippers organization, and thought the Rockets gave him a better chance to win.Similarly, Paul George has told the Pacers he won’t re-sign in Indy. Colin has always supported player mobility, and doesn’t think players like George or Paul owe any loyalty to teams that haven’t surrounded them with the talent needed to contend.He feels NFL NFL quarterbacks like Andrew Luck should follow the NBA players lead and leave bad teams and incompetent management.  who’s career will probably be shortened because he’s been surrounded by incompetence. Why stick around?For a star today, there’s no dignity in sticking with a losing team and wasting the best years of a promising career. Colin’s 1st 2017 NFL Prediction: The Cowboys will only win 1 or 2 more games than the RamsThe Rams and the Cowboys finished 2016 heading in polar opposite directions.Even though the franchises appear to be trending in opposite directions, and the Cowboys won 9 more games than the Rams last year, Colin predicts Dallas will only win 1 or 2 more games than L.A. this year.He thinks the Rams could be one of the most improved teams in the NFL after hiring offensive wunderkind Sean McVay, and making significant upgrades to their offensive personnel. All should help Jared Goff’s development in his second year and they already have a top tier defense. Colin thinks the Rams will be one of the most improved teams in the NFL, and could double their win total from 4 to 8 this year.While many are predicting the Cowboys will continue to trend upward after a surprise 13 win season last year, Colin thinks they’ll regress. The main reason is one of the toughest schedules in the league, including facing the tough AFC West out of conference, and finishing the year with Washington, New York, Oakland, Seattle and Philly.“The gap was 9 wins last year, and the Cowboys and Rams will only have a 1 or 2 game gap this year.”Guests: Daryl Morey – Houston Rockets GM joins the show to explain how the Chris Paul deal came together and why he decided to jump into the NBA superteam arms race.Cris Carter and Nick Wright – Co-hosts of the upcoming FS1 show First Thing’s First are in-studio discussing Chris Paul to the Rockets; why Doc Rivers acquiring Austin Rivers was a bad move; and if the Celtics will ever make a move or just infinitely acquire assets.Sam Amick – USA Today NBA columnist joins the show to give his take on CP3 to the Rockets; why the Pacers deserve to be criticized for not getting a Paul George deal done; why the Lakers should wait to land Paul George.Gregg Doyel – Indianapolis Star columnist joins the show to discuss the Pacers progress in dealing Paul George; why they don’t need Kevin Love; why the fan base isn’t opposed to doing a complete rebuild; and why GM Chris Ballard is a noticeable upgrade from Ryan Grigson.last_img read more

29 08 19

first_imgAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.com The Global Compounding Conductive Plastic Market report comprises the current market size with Assessment.  It also provides with different types of product segments of the global market.Global Compounding Conductive Plastic Market research report offering market analysis and growth outlook of the market in the latest research report added by Big Market Research.The Global Compounding Conductive Plastic Market is continuously growing in the global scenario over the coming years. Surging demand of compounding conductive plastic from packaging sector and escalating need of durable plastic products are the substantial drivers of the market across the globe. Moreover, technological advancements related to quality and durability of plastics which are likely to creating lucrative opportunity in the near future. Conductive plastic offers various advantages over parts made from metal or other material painted with surfactants. Furthermore, finished conducive plastics are lighter in weight and easier to handle. In addition, parts made by mechanic conductive plastics are more economical than those made by molding. These benefits also increasing demand of Compounding Conductive Plastic among its users in the upcoming years.Get the sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2954226?utm_source=SAMU-HTNThe study offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, opportunities, key segments, regions, and major manufacturers. Additionally, the competitive scenario in different geographies is outlined to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors to determine emerging economies. Insights presented in the report would benefit market players to develop strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.The regional analysis of Global Compounding Conductive Plastic Market Covers:Asia PacificNorth AmericaEuropeLatin AmericaRest of the WorldThe major market player included in this report are:Celanese CorporationRoyal DSM N.V.SABICRTP CompanyGet Discount on this Research Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2954226?utm_source=HTN/SAMUThe report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players.The research demonstrates the performance of each player active in the industry. Besides this, the report offers an overview and highlights of recent advancements of each player in the market. These insights help understand the competitive scenario and take important steps to gain major market share. Comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period. The report also offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market.The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By Type:PolyamidePBTPCPPSPEIBy Application:Electrical & ElectronicsAutomotiveIndustrialAerospaceHealthcareAccess Full Summary @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/global-compounding-conductive-plastic-report-size-study-market?utm_source=SAMU/HTNlast_img read more