Month: July 2019

Pizarro returns to Werder Bremen for one last time

first_imgClaudio Pizarro has decided to rejoin the Bundesliga side for a fourth time and is expected to retire at the club he first joined in 1999. The Peruvian, who is the highest-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history with 192 goals in 446 matches, has signed a performance-related contract.Pizarro has also had two successful stints at Bayern Munich, a forgettable time at Chelsea and spent last season at Cologne were he scored 1 goal in 16 appearances. Despite being prolific in front of goal throughout most of his career, Pizarro was overlooked by Peru’s national coach for this year’s World Cup.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Xiaomi planing to launch a smartwatch to take on Apple Watch

first_imgAdvertisement Xiaomi, which is considered to be the Apple of China is working on its own smartwatch to take on the Apple Watch.The Chinese company will be partnering with Huami a company known for developing wearable tech products for its upcoming smartwatch that will feature a large dial to make pulse wave velocity identification possible.The watch will be able to read the heartbeat of the wearer and will act as a password for payments and other purposes. – Advertisement – However, the technology might be difficult to implement due to its high power consumption and light pollution.Huami’s CEO Huang Wang, is confident that his company’s engineers have been able to bypass these difficulties.Xiaomi’s smartwatch will be made with brushed metal similar to the one that is used on the HTC One M9The report also revealed that Huang talked about the upcoming Xiaomi Band 2 which is a fitness wearable from the company.He said that the upcoming wearable will feature a sporty and light design, and will be available in a multitude of colors.Via iPhone Hackslast_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Cheltenham Open Day Two

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]remendously competitive Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham this afternoon with all 20 declared runners set to do battle over two and a half miles at 2.25pm.Despite the open nature of the race – it more often than not is won by a horse prominent in the market. Only one of the last eight winners has started at greater than 10/1.Martin Pipe enjoyed a virtual monopoly on this race from 1996 with an incredible 7 winners from 10 renewals and David Pipe gave the stable another winner in 2011 with Great Endeavour.Pipe’s main hope this year would appear to lie with Kings Palace who has Tom Scudamore onboard. The seven-year-old has won three of his four chase races (in small fields) and hasn’t been seen since disappointing here at the Festival when a well beaten sixth to Don Poli in th RSA Chase. He’s capable of running well fresh, but the stable current form is something of a concern.An each way option in the race for me is Cocktails At Dawn for Nicky Henderson and Nico de Boinville. He made all to win at Chepstow last time out and comes here on a hat-trick having previously excelled at Sandown when jumping well and winning by 26 lengths. This will be much tougher but his sound jumping will count for plenty and at around 16/1 simply looks too big.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK COCKTAILS AT DAWN for 3 points each way at SP with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 126.00 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

£25 FREE BET Man City v Watford

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Study Centuries of sand to grow Mississippi Delta

first_imgShare1David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduStudy: Centuries of sand to grow Mississippi Delta Dams will not reduce flow of sand to Mississippi River Delta for centuriesHOUSTON — (April 20, 2014) — The wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta are slowly sinking and rapidly eroding, but new research from Rice University and the University of South Carolina has found the river’s supply of sand — the material engineers most need to rebuild the delta — will stay constant for centuries.The new study, which appears online this week in Nature Geoscience, is encouraging news for scientists and government officials who are working to shore up southeastern Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing wetlands. The delta sinks each year as its soil settles and becomes more compact. While floodwaters from the untamed Mississippi River formerly provided a steady supply of sediment to counteract this subsidence, engineers have fought for nearly a century to contain the floods, which threaten the lives and livelihood of millions. Flood-control measures have eliminated about half of the annual supply of sediment that flows downriver, but the new study finds that sand — they key ingredient for rebuilding marshlands — is still abundant.“It’s true that the total amount of sediment has diminished, but river sediment contains both fine-grained mud and course-grained sand, and our research found that upstream dam construction has not reduced the amount of sand in the lower Mississippi and won’t for at least 300-600 years,” said study lead author Jeffrey Nittrouer, assistant professor of Earth science at Rice University.Nittrouer and co-author Enrica Viparelli, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of South Carolina, analyzed sediment loads in the lower Mississippi and found that while the total amount of sediment — both sand and mud — has diminished, the amount of sand trapped by upstream dams is offset by “mining” of new sand downstream.“When clear water is released from the floodgates at upstream dams, it churns dormant sand that has long been deposited and carries it downriver,” Nittrouer said. “This ‘mining’ of ancient sand makes up for the sand that is trapped by upstream dams, and our numerical models suggest that the sand load in the lower Mississippi River channel will not decline for at least 300 years. Looking even further into the future, we found that 600 years from now, the lower Mississippi River’s sand sediment load will have declined by less than 20 percent from today’s levels.”Nittrouer, whose research focuses on the sediment transport, hydrology, basin evolution and stratigraphy of lowland river systems, has studied the Mississippi River for the past decade. His previous work included a 2012 study of the land-building processes that took place during the historic flooding of 2011. In one of the largest floodwater diversions of the past century, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway, a 7,000-foot-wide “safety valve” that diverts floodwater directly to Lake Ponchatrain.Nittrouer and colleagues found that even though the 42-day diversion siphoned off less than 20 percent of the water flowing downriver, it diverted about 40 percent of the river’s sand load into Bonnet Carré. In analyzing how this occurred, Nittrouer and colleagues were able to show what factors the corps should consider in designing sediment diversion projects for wetlands replenishment.“Our previous work showed how large volumes of sand could be deposited in specific locations, and our latest research shows that significant volumes of sand will be available for land-building for several centuries,” Nittrouer said. “Each of these are important because studies at Wax Lake Delta and other sites have shown that sand — even though it makes up less than 20 percent of the overall river sediment load — is the key ingredient for land-building.”The research was funded by Rice University.-30-High-resolution IMAGES are available for download at: These satellite images show a portion of the Mississippi River downstream of Memphis, Tenn., in August 2012 (top) and August 2011 (bottom). During the drought of 2012, record low-water levels revealed vast amounts of sand that are typically hidden below water. New research finds that the river’s supply of sand — the material engineers most need to rebuild the shrinking Mississippi Delta — will stay constant for centuries.CREDIT: Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon/NASA Earth Observatory Rice University researcher Jeffrey Nittrouer on an exposed dune field in the Bonnet Carré spillway in Louisiana in July 2011. Nittrouer and colleagues found that about 40 percent of the sand being carried down the Mississippi River was diverted through the spillway during a flood diversion that year.CREDIT: J. Nittrouer/Rice UniversityA copy of the Nature Geosciences paper is available at: on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6.3-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here. AddThislast_img read more

NAFTA renegotiations in focus at Rices Baker Institute April 17

first_imgShare1MEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.eduJeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775NAFTA renegotiations in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute April 17HOUSTON – (April 12, 2018) – Karen Antebi, economic counselor for the Trade and North American Free Trade Agreement Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy April 17 on the latest developments in the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations, including potential new provisions for the energy sector.A panel of experts will also provide perspectives from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on the drivers of growing cross-border energy trade and investment within North America and how this could be enhanced or inhibited by the potential outcomes of the NAFTA negotiations.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Mexico Center as well as the Trade Leadership Coalition, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.Who: Featured speaker Karen Antebi, economic counselor, Trade and NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.Panelists Hector Castro Vizcarra, representative of Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, Embassy of Mexico in Washington; Aaron Annable, energy counselor, Embassy of Canada in Washington; Maryam Sabbaghian Brown, vice president of federal government affairs, Sempra Energy; and Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute.Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute, will serve as moderator.What: An event titled “NAFTA Negotiations and North American Energy Trade.”When: Tuesday, April 17, 9-11:30 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30.Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.The public must RSVP for the event at A live webcast will be available at the event page.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies via Twitter @CES_Baker_Inst.Follow the Baker Institute Mexico Center via Twitter @BakerMexicoCtr.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog, AddThislast_img read more

Business in Capitals Immersion Takes MBAAmerican Online Students to Brussels

first_img regions: Washington, DC About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini RelatedWhat Are The Best Washington DC Online MBA Programs?Modern business students have a multitude of options when it comes to MBA programs, including: on-campus full-time or part-time programs; evening or weekend courses for working professionals and accelerated programs for those who want to earn their MBA in condensed amount of time. But for those who prioritize online flexibility and…February 23, 2017In “Featured Home”Emory Goizueta Initiates Pilot Program to Enhance Global Immersion ExperienceGlobalization is a key feature of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. There’s an eye on international business throughout the university, coming in many forms. In lectures, students spend hours pouring over case studies from around the world. In addition, 17 percent of the current Class of 2021 are international students…June 27, 2018In “Atlanta”#1 Ranked IU Kelley Online MBA Undergoes Major Curriculum UpdateSponsored Content Already ranked #1 by the U.S. News & World Report, the IU Kelley Direct Online MBA has revamped its program for a more customizable experience. Now, their online program is even more robust while still offering the same flexibility and strengths that have made Kelley Direct a long-time business leader. As…June 12, 2019In “Chicago” Last month, a group of Kogod School of Business students took part in an academic and a cultural immersion to Brussels, Belgium. The study experience was the first official MBA@American international trip, bringing together 60 MBA candidates from across the country to explore the European business landscape.The Business in Capitals immersion, part of the online MBA@American program, offers students the chance to expand on their online studies and learn in an entirely new setting, lasting three to four days. Students are required to complete two immersions during their program.“The immersions are eye-opening opportunities because they get students out of their day-to-day lives,” Maureen Breslin, Director of Partner Facing Online Programs, said in a recent story. “They offer the opportunity to network with classmates, learn, and have cross-cultural experiences.” After a trip to European Parliament, the group visited MindGate, a business region located in Leuven, about 25 kilometers east of Brussels. There, students learned about different local and international organizations, and toured different businesses. Students met with company representatives and learned about the challenges they face.It wasn’t all work, no play in Belgium. Students still had time to visit local cultural sites and explore Brussels though walking tours, and visits to breweries and chocolate factories.Students on the trip agreed that the Brussels trip was an all-encompassing experience that exposed them to a foreign business landscape, and encouraged them to embrace new perspectives. “Seeing how other people are exploring business’ opportunities and challenges gets students thinking about the amazing opportunities out there,” Breslin said. “I can’t wait for what’s to come for our students.”The trip was part of Kogod’s Online MBA program. According to Kogod, the program is designed for domestic and global business professionals who want to start or advance their careers across the broad domain of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, international business and analytics, in preparation for a managerial career path.Upcoming international immersions sponsored by MBA@American include Mexico City (September 2017), Madrid (June 2018) and Seoul (September 2018).center_img “Business in Capitals” Immersion Takes MBA@American Online Students to Brussels Last Updated Aug 1, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more

James Clapper US Intelligence Chief Resigns

first_img Share this article Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) James Clapper, US Intelligence Chief, Resigns By Epoch Newsroom November 17, 2016 Updated: November 17, 2016 Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a House committee on Thursday that he has submitted his resignation Wednesday night.“As required of all appointed Administration officials, DNI Clapper has signed a letter of resignation effective at noon on Jan 20, 2017,” the agency tweeted on Nov. 17.Clapper addressed the matter in Congress. The 75-year-old was expected to step aside since President-elect Donald Trump is expected to appoint his own officials.“(I) submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good,” he said, reported CNN. “I have 64 days left and I’d have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that,” Clapper told California Rep. Adam Schiff.As required of all appointed Administration officials, DNI Clapper has signed a letter of resignation effective at noon on Jan 20, 2017.— Office of the DNI (@ODNIgov) November 17, 2016All members of an outgoing administration have to submit a resignation at some point. Clapper, meanwhile, told the House intelligence committee on Thursday that Russia will probably continue to conduct information warfare against the U.S., according to The Associated Press. Clapper said the intelligence community has less insight into how Wikileaks obtained the emails.Related CoverageStand Up to Russia, Obama Advises TrumpHacked emails from Democratic Party officials were released by Wikileaks during the presidential campaign, revealing details embarrassing to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The intelligence director and the Department of Homeland Security said in October that based on the “scope and sensitivity” of the hacking efforts, only Russia’s “senior-most officials” could have authorized the hacking. Russia has denied involvement.Clapper presided over 17 different agencies, which includes the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the (Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The Associated Press contributed to this report. US center_img Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

Microsoft Vows to Keep MS Paint—Kind Of

first_img After an outpouring of support for Microsoft’s Paint feature on Monday, the company announced that it would no longer phase out program in its next update—at least not completely.MS Paint will still be available in the Microsoft app store for free, but it will no longer be part of the MS suite of products that comes installed on Microsoft devices.“If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans,” the company said on its blog. “MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.”The company said in March that the program, which was first launched in 1985, has 100 million monthly users.MS paint will be replaced by Paint 3D, which was released last October, and will be the new artistic feature of the Microsoft 10 Creator’s Update, due out this fall.In addition to adding another dimension to the classic paint program, it allows digital artists to share their work with an online community. Paint 3D has similar tools as MS Paint, such as photo editing, line and curve tools, and a 2D pallette, Microsoft says, and it will continue to get new feature updates.The outpouring of support for Microsoft’s basic art program came after news spread on Monday that MS Paint had been put on a list of “deprecated” features that would not be actively developed and could eventually be phased out.People posted pictures of Paint-drawn gravestones, and “paint” was trending around the world on Twitter.While Microsoft said the program will remain as an app, it did not say whether it would be updated.Other programs Microsoft said were slated to be removed in its Creator’s Update were Outlook Express and its Reader app, which will be merged to be a part of its Edge Web browser.From  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article Show Discussion Microsoft Vows to Keep MS Paint—Kind Of By NTD Television July 25, 2017 Updated: July 25, 2017center_img Microsoft Paint as seen on July 25, 2017. (Naeim Darzi/The Epoch Times) Share Tech last_img read more

McDonalds Salads Have Infected 507 Customers to Date

first_img Share this article US News An outbreak of cyclosporiasis caused by contaminated McDonald’s salads has sickened 507 customers since May.The latest report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the multi-state outbreak has affected people in 15 states, though the infected salads were apparently only sold in 11 states.At least 24 people have had to be hospitalized. There have been no reported fatalities.The latest numbers may be higher, according to the CDC. Cyclospora takes up to six weeks to mature and cause symptoms, so anyone infected after the second week of July may not have developed symptoms yet.Cyclospora is mainly transmitted through infected feces in food or water. It is unlikely for cyclospora to pass directly from one person to another, according to the CDC.Symptoms include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, intestinal gas, nausea, and fatigue, according to the CDC. Some patients may start vomiting or develop low-grade fevers, but these are less common. File photo: A display for McDonald’s Asian Salad in a McDonald’s restaurant in Oakbrook, Illinois, on June 25 2006. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)McDonald’s Salads the Source of the IllnessThe Illinois Department of Health reported on July 12 that “The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads produced for McDonald’s restaurants.”On the same day, McDonald’s Corporation posted this statement in Nation’s Restaurant News: “Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to voluntarily stop selling salads at impacted restaurants until we can switch to another lettuce-blend supplier.“We are in the process of removing existing salad blend from identified restaurants and distribution centers—which includes approximately 3,000 of our U.S. restaurants primarily located in the Midwest.”Unfortunately, these measures have not appeared to be sufficient.Business Insider reported that on July 27, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook told investors on a conference call, “All those restaurants have been fully replenished with a new supply and we continue to trade fully,” meaning salads were back on the menu.While investors may have been relieved, McDonald’s customers continued to fall ill.McDonald's Salads McDonald’s like this one in San Rafael California, may serve billions around the world, but as far as anyone knows, only Trevor Walker was served drugs in his drink. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)FDA Finds Probable SourceThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that bags of Fresh Express vegetable mix containing carrots and romaine lettuce were contaminated with cyclospora on July 26.This salad mix was likely the source of at least some of the contaminated McDonald’s products. Earlier lots from the same source could have been involved at the beginning of the outbreak, but it is too late to be certain.Fresh Express, located in Streamwood, IL, sold some the contaminated product to Caito Foods LLC of Indianapolis, which used the vegetable mix in prepackaged salads and wraps that it shipped to various retailers.The contaminated salad mix bags were dated for expiration on July 19. The salads and wraps had expiration dates ranging from July 18–23.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert about the contaminated products, and published a complete list online.It is likely that all the contaminated salads have been discarded as they went past their expiration dates.Watch Next: A Mother Shares the Story of Her Son’s Heroin Overdose  Rewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Share McDonald’s Salads Have Infected 507 Customers to Date By Chris Jasurek August 25, 2018 Updated: August 25, 2018 Show Discussionlast_img read more