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Caring for Yourself… and Others: 7 Tips for Caregivers during the Holiday Season

first_imgBy Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT and Hannah Hyde, M.Ed.“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”-Eleanor BrownFlickr[Love Yourself by Quinn Dombrowski, CC0]The holidays are here again and many of us are already finding ourselves overwhelmed at the prospect. We may find that many of our clients are feeling the same way, wondering what they can do differently this year than they did the last few years to avoid the typical holiday meltdowns, blues, and stress. This is particularly important to those clients who are acting as caregivers in addition to every other role they play in their lives.So how can we, as service professionals, help our clients this holiday season? We can start by talking with them about self-care and its endless benefits. Most importantly, we can help our clients see that they already have the tools that are necessary to meet their own needs so that they can then be better equipped to provide for others. While self-care will look different for everyone, we have provided a list of 7 tips that caregivers may find useful in their quest for a peaceful and joyful holiday season.You can download and print the PDF version ofHoliday Tips for Caregivers! While this handout was created for you to share with your clients, this information can also be beneficial to you and your work! We hope you can find something from this list that is helpful to you in your efforts! Happy Holidays from all of us on the MFLN Family Development and Military Caregiving Teams!This blog was written by Bari Sobelson, MS , LMFT, Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team and Hannah Hyde, M.Ed., Social Media Specialist with the MFLN Military Caregiving Team.last_img read more

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Parrikar ‘stable and resting’

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was admitted to Goa Medical College(GMC) hospital on Sunday evening after he complained of low blood pressure and dehydration, was said to be “stable and resting”, according to sources in the CM’s Office.“He just needs rest. He is stable and is fine but not discharged by his doctors as he needs complete rest,” said a senior CMO official on condition of anonymity. Mr. Parrikar, who arrived in Goa on Thursday morning within hours of being discharged from Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, and tabled State’s annual budget on the last day of the four-day budget session of Assembly, has been resting at his residence at Dona Paula.last_img read more

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Pistorius not guilty of girlfriend’s premeditated murder

first_imgOscar PistoriusSouth African Judge Thokozile Masipa said on Thursday the state had failed to prove that Oscar Pistorius was guilty of premeditated murder when he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.”The state has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder. There are just not enough facts to support such a finding,” she said.Masipa, who adjourned the reading of her verdict until Friday, said the Olympic and Paralympic track star was ‘negligent’ when he shot dead his girlfriend.She also said she was ‘not persuaded’ that a reasonable person with Pistorius’ abilities would have fired the shots that killed the law graduate and model.The state has said Pistorius killed Steenkamp on February 14 last year after a heated argument. The former Olympic and Paralympic star said he shot her in a tragic accident after mistaking her for an intruder.last_img read more

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Nani looks to spark success at new club Valencia

first_imgNani, who was recently crowned European champion with Portugal, wants to help bring the good times back to new club Valencia. (Latest Football stories)The Spanish side struggled this past season and ended the La Liga campaign with just 44 points and in 12th place, their worst finish in three decades.Valencia have paid Fenerbahce Nani’s 8.5 million euro ($9.47 million) buyout clause and he has moved to Spain on a three-year deal, just 12 months after leaving Manchester United.”People think that when you win an important championship, you relax,” Nani said at his unveiling at the Mestalla stadium, which was attended by 12,000 fans.”But that is not my thinking. I’m very eager. This is a big club, with great fans. I want to be a part of this great club.”My aim is to contribute in the best possible way, to help in every game I play and try to achieve our aims.”Valencia are accustomed to finishing high in the standings and playing in Europe, with back-to-back appearances in the Champions League final in 1999 and 2000 and a 2004 UEFA Cup success, among their notable achievements.Their disappointing 2015-16 campaign has meant they will not play in a continental competition this season.”It’s normal that big clubs in the world go through bad years, the same thing happened to Manchester United and now they are better,” said Nani.”The same has happened to Valencia. We hope to return the club to the level it deserves as soon as possible.”‘HISTORIC WIN’Portugal’s Euro 2016 final triumph over hosts France was still at the front of Nani’s thoughts.advertisement”The European Championship was a unique experience, we made history,” he said. “It was a dream come true and now I’m delighted because I have a new chapter to look forward to, with new aims to achieve.”I’m going to try to be happy like I was with my country and in the other clubs that I’ve played at.”Valencia is the best option for me. It has been at world level. It’s an ideal club for me to be happy and prove my level. I wanted to play in La Liga.”($1 = 0.8979 euros)last_img read more

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NRL TFA Volunteer Medals – December Recipients

first_imgCongratulations to all our deserving volunteers!The TFA Volunteer Medal is an initiative created to recognise those within our sport who provide ongoing support, and demonstrate a positive example as a member of their local Touch Football community.Affiliates across the country can nominate deserving applicants through an online survey providing an opportunity to recognise the ongoing support that drives the sport and makes a significant difference to our participants experience.To nominate your volunteer, click here. To read the criteria and nomination process, click here. NRL Touch Football Australia (NRL TFA) congratulates the following members who are the deserving recipients of the NRL TFA Volunteer Medal for December. Karen TombaManager, Mum, Supervisor, Coordinator, Therapist, Negotiator and Role Model – these are just some of the professions carried out by an extremely loved individual and tireless volunteer, Karen Tomba (Kaz). Officially, Kaz carries the role of ‘Regional Referee Manager’ for the Hunter Western Hornets Touch Football Association. Her efforts as an unpaid volunteer never go unseen, especially when coordinating referees at some of the largest touch football events in NSW. Kaz manages a tournament of over 160 volunteer referees, providing guidance and direction to the many young and new referees.  Like many volunteers, Karen rarely gets the thanks she deserves which is why she has been nominated for this award by the Regional Director of Referees and the Regional Referee Coaching Panel. The entire Hornets Regional Touch referee community congratulates you on your nomination!Aila PeraAila has been instrumental in setting up two affiliates this year. She has been on board with the Raptors from the day they became affiliated. No job has been too big, or too small for Aila – from writing out terms and conditions to creating marketing flyers. Aila has also taken on the role of Touch Coordinator at another affiliate to ensure their success, all the while studying and working. Aila works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that two separate communities are exposed to touch footy and playing this great game. Aila’s enthusiasm and attitude is a breath of fresh air and her skill set is invaluable to the Raptors. Aila’s passion and commitment to touch football is outstanding. She is not afraid to give anything a go!Brad MitchellBrad has been president of the Hill Hornets Touch since 2010 where he has successfully grown the club’s participation from 7 teams to over 160 teams over 7 years. Brad began at the Hawkesbury Hawkes where he was president for 10 years before moving to the Hills Hornets region where he established one of the fastest growing touch football clubs in the country. He continues to be a positive example within the Touch Football community, by ensuring the club participates in events including Relay for Life and Clean Up Australia Day. Brad is a referee, coach, selector and elite level player who has received numerous awards over the years for his continued involvement and tremendous service to our sport.Cherrie PierceCherrie officially holds the title of club Treasurer for the Sharks Touch Club, however also fulfils the roles of Secretary, Referee Coordinator and Registrar. In addition, she is also a junior coach, senior player, referee and junior and senior delegate for Townsville Touch. Cherrie is well-known and widely respected by all in the Townsville touch community. She approaches all tasks with a “can-do” attitude and does whatever needs to be done behind the scenes to ensure others can enjoy our sport. Cherrie was also instrumental in the organisation of the historical junior tour to New Zealand and is an advocate for junior development in the region. Cherrie has been involved in touch football for just over 2 decades and continues to be a tremendous ambassador for our sport.Peter HolmPeter is a player at the Redlands Club and has provided valuable contributions as a Manager of the junior representative side and Redlands elite crusher team. He has a vision for touch football and has assisted in the development of many players and officials. Peter is an exceptional role model and ambassador for the touch football community. Peter is always willing to go above and beyond, being the first to put his hand up to help others.Sharni DeamerSharni is a volunteer from the Bundaberg Touch Association. Sharni looks after the junior representative teams whilst also running the canteen. She has also recently taken on the responsibility of the senior representative teams as well. On top of this, Sharni is committed to junior touch football participation and frequently delivers flyers to local schools promoting our sport. Sharni is always available to contact for information and makes the experience very enjoyable for both parents and children. Sharni’s passion for the sport is evident in her willingness to help anyone who needs it, never asking for anything in return.Kathy LangKathy is a very active volunteer with the Mudgee Mudcrabs, Hunter Western Hornets, NSW Touch and Touch Football Australia. She is usually the first to arrive and turns the lights out when she leaves. Without Kathy, numerous sports would struggle to run. Kathy volunteers at all levels of touch football, from grassroots to elite. On top of this, Kathy is Secretary of Mugdee Dragons Rugby League Club, on the executive of Group 10, Western Rams, volunteers for Country Rugby League and is on the Mudgee Sports Council. Kathy embodies the Touch Football Australia values and is a well-respected member of the touch football community at all levels.last_img read more

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Recently Fired Head Coach A Candidate For Miami OC Job

first_imgA group of Miami players take the field for a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – SEPTEMBER 02: Malik Rosier #12 of the Miami Hurricanes takes the field during a game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Hard Rock Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Houston fired head coach Major Applewhite last week before hiring West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen. Applewhite might not be out of a job long though.According to The Athletic’s Manny Navarro, Applewhite is one of the primary candidates to fill the vacant offensive coordinator position at Miami. Toledo offensive coordinator Brian Wright is also a potential fit, per Navarro.Last week, Miami tabbed its former defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to replace Mark Richt, who stepped down after three seasons as a head coach in Coral Gables.This turns focus to Applewhite and potentially Toledo’s Brian Wright, who I was told was also being eyed by Diaz. https://t.co/O9dwN4jqcL— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) January 3, 2019Applewhite served as Houston’s head coach for two full seasons, plus the bowl game following the 2016 campaign. He compiled a 15-11 overall record.Prior to taking on the lead role with the Cougars, Applewhite racked up an extensive background as an offensive coordinator. He was Houston’s OC in 2015-16 after sitting out the 2014 season.Applewhite was the co-OC at his alma mater Texas from 2011-13 after filling the assistant head coach/running backs coach role with the Longhorns from 2008-2010.He also has OC stops at Rice and Alabama on his resume.last_img read more

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U.S. women’s football players sue federation for gender discrimination

first_img Reuters WashingtonMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 09:36 IST U.S. women’s team players sue United States Soccer Federation for gender discrimination (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSU.S. women’s football players sued the US football Federation for being paid less money than their male counterpartsUS captain Alex Morgan said, “fighting for gender equality in sports is a part of that responsibility”The U.S. women’s football team has three World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medalsThe U.S. women’s national football team sued the U.S. football Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defense in France.All 28 members of the United States squad were named as plaintiffs in federal court in Los Angeles on International Women’s Day and the lawsuit includes complaints about wages and nearly every other aspect of their working conditions.The players, a group that includes stars Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, said they have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts even though their performance has been superior to the men’s team.”Each of us is extremely proud to wear the United States jersey, and we also take seriously the responsibility that comes with that,” U.S. co-captain Morgan said in a statement.”We believe that fighting for gender equality in sports is a part of that responsibility. As players, we deserved to be paid equally for our work, regardless of our gender.”According to the lawsuit, filed three years after several players made a similar complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. football has “utterly failed to promote gender equality.”The U.S. football Federation did not respond when asked to comment on the lawsuit.The players said that U.S. football President Carlos Cordeiro previously admitted the women’s team should be valued as much as the men’s squad but the federation “has paid only lip service to gender equality.”advertisementThe lawsuit outlines years of institutionalized gender discrimination, claiming travel conditions, medical personnel, promotion of games and training are less favorable for female players compared to their male counterparts.The U.S. women’s team has enjoyed unparalleled success in international football, including three World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals.The men’s team have never won either tournament and their best modern-day result at a World Cup was in 2002 when they reached the quarter-finals.’IT’S A SHAME’When the women’s team clinched their most recent World Cup title in 2015, it was the most watched football game in American TV history with an audience of approximately 23 million viewers.The team’s success has translated into substantial revenue generation and profits for the federation, the lawsuit said. The women earned more in profit and/or revenue than the men’s national team for the period covered by the lawsuit, it said.”In light of our team’s unparalleled success on the field, it’s a shame that we still are fighting for treatment that reflects our achievements and contributions to the sport,” said U.S. co-captain Lloyd.”We have made progress in narrowing the gender pay gap, however progress does not mean that we will stop working to realize our legal rights and make equality a reality for our sport.”Last October FIFA said it will double the total prize money for this year’s World Cup in France to $30 million, with the winning team taking home $4 million. The total prize money for last year’s men’s World Cup in Russia was $400 million, with champions France receiving $38 million.FIFA announced on Friday plans to host a global women’s convention this June in Paris where it said leaders from the world of sports and politics will discuss key issues around the development and empowerment of women in football.The U.S. players are also seeking class-action status that would allow any women who played for the team since February 2015 to join the case.”We feel a responsibility not only to stand up for what we know we deserve as athletes, but also for what we know is right – on behalf of our teammates, future teammates, fellow women athletes, and women all around the world,” said Rapinoe.In 2017, the U.S. women’s national hockey team threatened to boycott that year’s world championship but returned to the ice after settling a dispute with USA Hockey over wages and better benefits in line with their male counterparts.The U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) said in a statement it made progress during contract negotiations with U.S. football in 2017 regarding compensation and working conditions but that more work needs to be done.”This lawsuit is an effort by the plaintiffs to address those serious issues through the exercise of their individual rights,” the union said in a statement, adding that it would continue to seek improvements through the labor-management and collective bargaining processes.Also Read | Diego Maradona to legally recognise 3 children he has in Cuba: Argentine lawyerAlso Read | UEFA justifies PSG penalty decision in VAR explanationadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow United Sates of AmericaFollow women’s football teamFollow US soccerFollow US Soccer FederationFollow SueFollow Gender discriminationFollow United States Soccer Federation U.S. women’s football players sue federation for gender discriminationU.S. women’s football players said they have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts even though their performance has been superior to the men’s teamadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Heres a quick glance at unemployment rates for August by Canadian city

first_imgOTTAWA – The national unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent in August. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L. 8.4 per cent (8.4)— Halifax 7.1 (6.8)— Moncton, N.B. 5.1 (5.2)— Saint John, N.B. 5.8 (6.2)— Saguenay, Que. 6.7 (6.9)— Quebec 3.8 (4.0)— Sherbrooke, Que. 5.0 (5.6)— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 6.4 (6.3)— Montreal 6.4 (6.3)— Gatineau, Que. 5.8 (5.5)— Ottawa 5.9 (6.5)— Kingston, Ont. 5.3 (5.5)— Peterborough, Ont. 8.3 (9.6)— Oshawa, Ont. 5.3 (5.9)— Toronto 6.4 (6.9)— Hamilton, Ont. 4.6 (5.4)— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.5 (6.6)— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 4.4 (4.8)— Brantford, Ont. 5.3 (5.0)— Guelph, Ont. 4.7 (4.5)— London, Ont. 5.4 (5.6)— Windsor, Ont. 6.2 (6.2)— Barrie, Ont. 6.6 (6.3)— Sudbury, Ont. 6.4 (6.7)— Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.1 (5.4)— Winnipeg 5.4 (5.6)— Regina 5.6 (5.4)— Saskatoon 8.3 (8.4)— Calgary 8.5 (8.5)— Edmonton 8.7 (8.5)— Kelowna, B.C. 4.6 (3.6)— Abbotsford, B.C. 5.6 (5.6)— Vancouver 4.7 (5.1)— Victoria 4.6 (4.6)last_img read more

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UN human rights chief stresses collective responsibility to protect civilians

22 July 2009Individual countries, regional organizations and partners of the United Nations must all do more to ensure the international community has “a credible capacity for rapid responses” to any future situations similar to previous episodes of genocide or ethnic cleansing, the top UN human rights official said today. Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the principle of “responsibility to protect” – which holds States responsible for shielding their own populations from genocide and other major human rights abuses and requires the international community to step in if this obligation is not met – must now be translated into concrete steps.“We should all undertake an honest assessment of our ability to save lives in extraordinary situations,” she said in a statement issued a day ahead of the General Assembly’s interactive dialogue on the issue. Ms. Pillay warned that her own experience growing up in South Africa under apartheid demonstrated that “it is not easy for the international community to respond in a situation where genocide, war crimes or other serious human rights violations are occurring.”She said that while her office would continue to support States to fulfil their responsibilities to protect civilians, including through institution building, technical cooperation and the overall promotion of human rights, a collective effort was needed.“A concerted effort by States, UN partners and regional organizations will be required to develop and maintain a credible capacity for rapid responses to exceptional situations similar to those of Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.“Concerted efforts by the international community at critical moments in time could prevent the escalation of violence into genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing.”Ms. Pillay’s statement echoes the remarks made yesterday by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, when he delivered a report to the General Assembly that outlines a series of measures designed to stop genocide and related crimes.The proposals contained in the report rest on three pillars: State responsibility; international assistance and capacity-building; and timely and decisive response. read more

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Union representing Air Georgian pilots file unfair labour complaint

TORONTO — The union representing Air Georgian pilots says it has filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Canada Industrial Relations Board against the Ontario-based airline.The Air Line Pilots Association accuses the airline of bargaining in bad faith and acting inappropriately with pilots.The legal action comes 13 days after pilots filed for conciliation in seeking their first collective agreement.The union says Air Georgian management threatened Beech 1900 pilots with layoffs, with being prohibited from advancing to Air Canada and with targeting a union negotiator with potential discipline or termination.An Air Georgian representative says the company has no comment.The union says the two sides have reached agreement on three of 30 contract sections since it served notice to bargain for a new pilot contract more than 20 months ago.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC) read more

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Kyrgyzstan Annan welcomes presidential elections

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the peaceful conduct of yesterday’s presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, which had been organized in just three months, with help from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), following the resignation of former President Askar Akaev in April.”Preliminary reports indicate that the elections took place in a credible manner with strength and commitment to upholding international standards,” said Mr. Annan’s spokesman in New York.”The holding of these elections is an important step in the consolidation of political institutions in Kyrgyzstan, the statement said, adding: “The Secretary-General Looks forward to partnership and cooperation with the new Government.” read more

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Football JT Barrett breaks program record for most touchdowns in single season

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett dives into the end zone for the Cotton Bowl’s opening touchdown on Dec. 29. It gave the Buckeyes a 6-0 lead against USC. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDALLAS — Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett broke his own program record for most touchdowns in a season when he scored a 1-yard touchdown, his 46th of the season, less than three minutes into Friday night’s Cotton Bowl against USC.The score surpassed his 2014 record of 45 touchdowns. He has 35 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns this year. Barrett holds many records at Ohio State and in the Big Ten. Earlier this season, he set the school passing record, the program single-season touchdown pass record and the Big Ten career passing touchdown record. read more

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La Terre et la Lune se seraient formées 120 millions dannées plus

first_imgLa Terre et la Lune se seraient formées 120 millions d’années plus tard que prévuSelon de récentes études, la formation de la Terre et de son satellite naturel, la Lune, n’aurait pas eu lieu aussi tôt que le pensaient les scientifiques jusqu’alors.La Terre et la Lune se seraient formées après une violente collision entre deux planètes de la taille de Vénus et Mars en orbite autour du Soleil, 120 millions d’années plus tard que ce qui avait été calculé jusqu’alors. Lors de la collision, les deux planètes se sont agglomérées pour donner naissance à une planète plus grosse et à un satellite.Les scientifiques pensaient encore il y a peu que ces deux corps célestes s’étaient formés lorsque le Soleil était âgé de 30 millions d’années, soit il y a environ 4,537 milliards d’années. D’après les récentes recherches effectuées sur le sujet, cette naissance avoisinerait plutôt les 150 millions d’années après la formation du Soleil.Lors de la collision, la température avoisinait les 7.000°C : le métal constituant le cœur des planètes à l’origine de la Terre et de la Lune et la roche constituant leur manteau ont donc fondu pour former la planète bleue et son satellite.Leur âge peut être déterminé en examinant la présence de certains éléments contenus dans le manteau de la Terre. L’élément radioactif hafnium-182 par exemple, qui se transforme en son isotope, le tungstène-182. Pour déterminer l’âge de la planète Terre, les scientifiques ont mesuré les quantités de tungstène contenues dans le manteau terrestre. Il s’avère que, selon une étude de l’Institut Niels Bohr, la collision à l’origine de la formation de la Terre a eu lieu alors que presque tout le hafnium s’était déjà transformé en tungstène. Les scientifiques ont donc revu leurs calculs, et effectué une mise à jour de l’âge de la Terre et de la Lune.Le 12 juin 2010 à 12:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Des serpents capables de voler

first_imgDes serpents capables de volerAu moins cinq espèces de serpents, que l’on retrouve en Asie, sont capables de voler en décollant de leur branche.En Asie du sud et du sud-est, se trouvent des espèces comme Chrysopelea paradisi, un reptile capable de voler. Le biologiste Jake Socha, qui étudie les serpents volants depuis des années, est parvenu à modéliser leur vol. Grâce à plusieurs caméras, il a filmé comment un de ces spécimens s’élançait depuis une tour de 15 mètres. La reconstruction de ce vol en 3D a permis de déterminer la position de l’animal qui se déplace tout de même à la vitesse de 8 à 10 mètres par secondes. À lire aussiUn anaconda avale une énorme proie devant les camérasLa vidéo a ainsi montré que la première moitié de leur corps conservait une position quasi constante (mis à part quelques ondulations) pendant que la partie postérieure s’agitait de haut en bas. Bien que ce vol soit éphémère, il est tout de même surprenant. En effet, a priori, rien ne semble indiquer qu’il soit capable de voler mais c’est pourtant le cas. Il vole, quoi qu’il en soit, suffisamment pour montrer qu’il est capable de soulever un  poids plus important  que son propre poids.”Le serpent est comme une espèce d’aile”, explique le chercheur. “Cette aile est en reconfiguration perpétuelle, se déformant et se contorsionnant… Les différentes parties du corps, en fonction de leur position dans l’espace, peuvent interagir sur la trajectoire de la partie antérieure”, conclut-il. “Nous possédons désormais les bases pour étudier en détail leur aérodynamisme”.Le 24 novembre 2010 à 14:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Spalletti no longer wants to discuss the Juventus controversy

first_imgIt has been discussed a lot lately in the Italian football as Juventus managed to turn around the match against Inter in the final minutes and some of the decisions of the referee were really doubtful.However, Luciano Spalletti insisted that it is time to move on and focus on the upcoming game against Udinese as Inter have to fight for the top positions and the defeat against Juventus didn’t help him at all.The former AS Roma coach spoke about his side’s next game as he said, according to Football Italia:Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.It has not been an easy week and the result of the Juventus game speaks for itself.”“Clearly we are not happy, but we have to react. We are playing these final weeks of the season thinking that everything still depends on us. That means we have to win in Udine.”“I don’t want to answer any more questions on Daniele Orsato, that case is closed. We showed against Juventus that we are a very strong side, but we shouldn’t need something exceptional to prove that. We ought to prove it every time.”last_img read more

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Flint Hills Region Seeks Consultant to Perform JLUS for Ft Riley

first_imgThe Flint Hills Regional Council, a regional planning organization serving communities in northeast Kansas, is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting teams to conduct an update to the 2005 Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) prepared for Fort Riley.The 2005 JLUS helped the Army and local governments in the region surrounding Fort Riley develop a proactive and strategic planning policy. However, the mission, makeup and operating environment of Fort Riley has evolved significantly since that study was completed.Bringing the 1st Infantry Division back to Fort Riley after 2005 resulted in significant increases to the installation’s human and capital assets, required training hours, as well as the total number and type of training missions. These mission changes combined with the increased population growth in the surrounding region increase the potential for land use conflicts between Fort Riley and the community as a result of vibrations and increased weapons and aircraft noise.The update is being funded by a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment.Responses to the RFP, which can be downloaded from the council’s website, are due Aug. 1. Final deliverables are due June 30, 2017. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Allinone home security systems should be more popular

first_img Security Cameras Security Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house 54 Photos How to buy the right security camera for you Review • The plucky Piper NV security system plays for keeps • Comments CNET Smart Home 8 Amazon LG 53 indoor security cameras for a safer smart home A too-small poolSo what’s going on here? Are companies holding off on manufacturing more all-in-one systems because people aren’t really buying the ones that are already out there? Or are people simply not buying the ones already out there because the available offerings largely underperform?I think it’s both. Forrester research firm VP and principal analyst, Frank Gillett, is also surprised they aren’t more popular. “I hold them up as an example of something that I thought would take off more,” he says.He thinks it’s because they’re being sold as “security cameras” rather than “smart camera systems.”  Now playing: Watch this: Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Enlarge ImageThe Abode Iota is one of the only remaining all-in-one security systems I like, but the category has so much potential. Tyler Lizenby/CNET The all-in-one security system is a self-contained home monitoring gadget. What does that mean, you ask? Fair question. It means you get all of the basics of a DIY security system in a single, compact device.  From the now-defunct Piper Classic and Piper NV to the still-available Guardzilla 360 and Abode Iota, all-in-one security systems come complete with built-in cameras, sirens, motion sensors and other useful features. Arm and disarm yours in the accompanying app just like you would with any other security system and let it watch over your house for you. Their main benefits, of course, are flexibility and portability. They’re ideal for smaller homes with one main point of entry to keep an eye on. They’re also fantastic for folks living in apartments or any rented spaces where you aren’t supposed to install a bunch of stuff, lest you face the wrath of an irate landlord — or lady.  And if you decide to move, simply unplug your handy all-in-one device and pack it alongside your other small electronics for use at your next place. But, surprisingly (to me, at least), this category of home security products hasn’t caught on much. There are less than ten main options kicking around today from names like Canary, LG, Somfy and a handful of others. And, like I said, my original favorites in the category, the Piper Classic and NV devices, are discontinued.  So, what’s the deal with these all-in-one systems and why aren’t more people making (and buying) them? Smart security overview: The best home security devices of 2019PiperEnlarge ImageThe Piper Classic is gone and I’m sad about it. Colin West McDonald/CNET A tale of two Pipers The $199 Piper Classic was a security module with a camera, a siren and a whole bunch of sensors that detected everything from ambient light to motion. You could track what’s going on via the HD live video stream and get alerts during a potential break-in. The Piper stored up to 1,000 video clips on its cloud server for free — there was no local storage option, but there wasn’t a monthly fee either. It had a built-in Z-Wave hub for connecting third-party devices and compatibility with IFTTT, the free “if this, then that” automation service.  The $279 Piper NV (“NV” stands for “night vision” and “new version”) distinguished itself from its similar-looking Piper predecessor in a couple of key ways. With night vision and a 3.4-megapixel camera sensor, the NV was a clear upgrade from the 2-megapixel sans-night-vision original. It retained a lot of the features that made the first iteration so great — a 180-degree fish-eye lens, a 105-decibel siren, a microphone and a speaker, free cloud storage and multiple sensors — but the new add-ons took the NV to a new level. Then, Alarm.com bought Piper parent company Icontrol Networks in early 2017 and the Pipers basically disappeared. I continued to spot them, for a time, on third-party sites like Amazon, but the Alarm.com purchase was a death sentence for the two Piper all-in-one systems. Womp, womp. Piper nvEnlarge ImageThe next-gen Piper NV is also gone…and I’m also sad about it. Tyler Lizenby/CNET The restHere are the all-in-one systems that are still hanging on despite a lack of movement in the category over the past five or six years:Abode IotaCanary All-in-OneCanary ViewGuardzilla 360LG Smart SecuritySens8Somfy OneThat’s it, just seven products… including the UK-based Somfy One that isn’t sold in the United States. Read more about each specific device in more detail here, but the overall gist is that they’re largely disappointing with a couple of exceptions.Canary’s All-in-One had performance issues and the View was missing key features like a siren. Guardzilla’s 360 and the LG Smart Security were too glitchy, and the Sens8 doesn’t work with Alexa or Google Assistant (at least Alexa or Google Assistant compatibility is pretty much a minimum requirement at this point), although I haven’t tested it fully yet, so it could be great otherwise.The Abode Iota is the one that stands out slightly from the rest of the models I’ve tested. For $249, you get the device itself, one door/window sensor and a key fob. While you don’t need those extra accessories, it makes the Iota’s starter kit more scalable. The Iota performs well too and offers extras like two-hour battery backup in the event of a power outage and optional local storage via a built-in microSD card slot. It also works with both Alexa and Google Assistant. Icontrol Networks Piper NV Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now CNET Smart Home Share your voice See All 4:11 reading • All-in-one home security systems should be much more popular Related links “Selling fear doesn’t take you very far,” Gillett adds. Smart camera systems, or what I call all-in-one systems, have extra features customers, particularly renters and families, should want — environmental sensors and other lifestyle features. But the companies making them haven’t figured out the right “story or the right value proposition” to sell them effectively, Gillett explains.But all this means there’s an excellent opportunity for new companies to swoop in and save this waffling home security category. All-in-one home security devices have the potential to appeal broadly to renters, who often can’t use professional firms like ADT, AT&T Digital Life or Comcast Xfinity Home with their install-intensive hardware that’s much more difficult to move when your lease is up. And, as Gillett points out, there’s also a great opening for these cameras to be more than home security monitoring devices, but family devices that can be used to see if the kids got home from school, to monitor the temperature in the baby’s room and so much more.Someone needs to pick up where Piper left off and give the Abode Iota some much-needed competition.  7 all-in-one home security systems to watch your place 24/7 Abode Iota all-in-one camera works with Siri, Z-Wave and Zigbee August View vs. Ring Video Doorbell 2 Tagslast_img read more

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With Senate Career Behind Him French Not Looking Back

first_imgLieutenant Governor candidate Hollis French.On Tuesday, voters will decide which Republican candidate will face off against Mark Begich in a closely watched Senate primary. But while it’s gotten less attention, there’s also a contested statewide race on the Democratic ballot for the office of lieutenant governor. One of the two candidates is Hollis French, a state senator who is giving up his seat in the Legislature to run for the job. It will be French’s sixth time running for office, with most of those races to keep his Senate seat. In 2010, he ran for governor but lost in the Democratic primary. Last year, he decided not to run for reelection and instead considered another run for governor. He even put in paperwork and had signs made. But he wasn’t the only one who wanted the job, so he dropped down to the second ranking seat in the executive branch.“You know, I couldn’t see going through a destructive primary with Bryon Mallott,” says French. “I respect him. I think he’s got a broader reach.”The Lieutenant Governor job isn’t a terribly powerful one. The office oversees the Division of Elections, signs regulations, protects the state seal, and can help counsel the governor. But mostly, it puts you next in line to run the state should anything happen. French says even so, he’d rather try for the executive branch than the Legislature at this point.“If you really want to make a change, that’s the place to do it — and probably not inside the Legislature,” says French.For the past year, French led the Senate’s Democratic minority, serving as the voice of the loyal opposition to the Republican majority caucus. During the past Legislature, French introduced eight bills, including one to reduce student loan payments and another to legalize same-sex marriage. Just one — a bill to expand the state’s pre-kindergarten program — even got a hearing.But for much of his time in office, French was part of the ruling caucus. As a member of the Senate bipartisan coalition, he chaired committees and actually had the power to move legislation through the body. French gets a little nostalgic about it.“The coalition was really a godsend, and it was really a big leap for me,” says French. “I mean we shook hands with people that I had been diametrically opposed to and fighting for the past four years.”The coalition fell apart in 2012 when a mix of Democrats and moderate Republicans were voted out of office, after new redistricting maps came out. Put in a more conservative district, French barely held onto his seat, winning by just 51 votes. The Republican – state representative Mia Costello — running in the West Anchorage district he represents is even stronger than the opponent he faced last time. But while Costello was initially viewed as difficult to beat, the Democrat who ended up filing in the district, Clare Ross, has been one of the top fundraisers this year. Even though that race is now considered competitive, French says he doesn’t regret not defending his seat.“None of us are irreplaceable,” says French. “I’ve really enjoyed my time there, but it really feels like I’ve made the right decision.”Now, French is running against schoolteacher Bob Williams to make up the bottom half of a gubernatorial ticket. Should French win the primary, the show won’t be about him in November. And even if he does end up on the ticket, it’s a tough race for the Democrats against Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. On top of Parnell’s incumbency advantage and conservative tilt in the state, it’s a three-way race with independent candidate Bill Walker pulling from the same demographic as Mallott. French thinks that Parnell can be beat, though, especially if the oil tax referendum passes next week.French also thinks he could help strengthen the Democratic ticket, not just as a candidate but pragmatically. After the primary, the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor essentially merge their accounts, and French had nearly $70,000 cash on hand as of Tuesday. In contrast, Mallott has about $40,000 left in his war chest, after spending much of the $550,000 he’s raised on staffing, polling, and travel. Parnell is heading into November with $300,000 on hand, and Walker has $100,000 available.“My campaign office is my Subaru,” says French. “I do a huge amount work out of this office. You know, I’m a fiscal conservative. I do not like to waste campaign money. You have to spend campaign money communicating with voters, and every penny you spend that’s not toward that communication is not the most effective use of a campaign dollar.”As a political newcomer, Williams has had to spend nearly all of his campaign money on the primary. Republican candidate Dan Sullivan, who has a nominal primary challenge, has nearly $80,000 cash on hand to bring to the Parnell campaign. Even if French loses his primary or the general, he says he’s okay if this turns out to be the end of his political career.“You know, we’re not going to starve to death. I’ve got a law degree, I can practice law,” says French. “There’s great mountains out there. I like to climb mountains. There’s all kinds of stuff to do.”And plus, he says, in this state, old politicians never really disappear.last_img read more

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Is Supreme Court also involved in EVM rigging Congress leader Udit Raj

first_imgWikimedia CommonsCongress leader Udit Raj on Wednesday in a serious development raised questions over the way the Supreme Court has dealt with complaints of EVM rigging and with petitions seeking review of 100 per cent VVPAT slips along with electronic voting machines on vote counting day.”Why does the Supreme Court not want all the VVPAT slots to be counted? Is it also involved in rigging? In the process of selection, when the government work has been slow for almost three months, then it takes two to three days to count,” Raj tweeted.The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a PIL which sought 100 per cent verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes on May 23 for the recently held Lok Sabha elections.The plea was filed by Tech for All, a Chennai-based organisation.Before this on May 7, the top court dismissed a petition filed by 21 Opposition parties to review its April judgment.Earlier on April 8, an apex court bench headed by the CJI had directed the Election Commission (EC) to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs from one to five machines at polling booths per Assembly segment in the general elections.The court observed that the increase in the number would provide greater satisfaction to the electorate as well as the political parties.last_img read more

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PIC Malaika Arora goes out with son Arhaan gets trolled for indecent

first_imgInstagramEvery time Malaika Arora makes an appearance or goes for an outing, paparazzi just can’t stop themselves from clicking her. Be it her outings with her girl-gang, Arjun Kapoor or son, Arhaan, more often than not, her eccentric and ultra-glamorous outfits become the centre of attraction and remain so for a long period.Malaika Arora was recently clicked coming out of Pali village café along with her son, Arhaan Khan. While we loved Malaika’s all white outfit with plunging neckline, hair tied in a bun, complemented with a Gucci bag; certain section of netizens found her sensuous style hard to digest. Soon after the picture made its way to the online world, netizens couldn’t stop trolling the actress and giving out negative comments. Majority of netizens had an issue with Malaika’s dress. While some called it ‘inappropriate’ to wear such a dress with her son around, many called it ‘indecent’.The 45-year-old actress is dating 33-year-old Arjun Kapoor. Netizens also raised questions on Arhaan Khan’s similarity to Arjun Kapoor.Talking about how mature and evolved his son is, Malaika had once said in an interview with Anupama Chopra, “He is not one of those to feel weird. The normal growing up issues are there but, I guess he somewhere lets me be. He knows this is what my mom is all about and he is proud of it. I have never ever heard him say ‘what is this’ or ‘why’. I have never heard him say that. And, I think kids are pretty vocal so he would say if something’s on his mind or something he feels. But, never.”Talking about Arhaan’s girlfriends, Malaika had said that she feels she is the coolest mom around. She said that she hangs out with his girlfriends, sits for a chat with them, hugs them etc.; but they feel a little uncomfortable around her.last_img read more

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