first_imgLONDON (AP) — Russia’s track and field team being banned from the Olympics sends a powerful message that should scare cheats, according to Usain Bolt.Stretching out his left arm to show the small adhesive bandage covering the mark left by his latest doping test on Thursday, Bolt decried the “really bad” doping problem in his sport.The six-time Olympic champion was speaking in London shortly after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected an appeal by 68 Russian athletes seeking to overturn a ban imposed by the IAAF, following allegations of state-sponsored doping.“It’s a good message to show that if you cheat or you go against the rules then we’re going to take serious action,” Bolt said. “This (ban on track and field athletes) will scare a lot of people, or send a strong message that the sport is serious, we want a clean sport.”Two reports from the World Anti-Doping Agency have accused Russia of orchestrating a doping program that saw drug-tainted samples disappear or manipulated.Now the International Olympic Committee has to decide whether to go further than the IAAF’s decision and ban the entire Russia team from the Rio de Janeiro.Usually so confident on the track, Bolt was initially wary about discussing the “sideshows” of Olympic bans but the Jamaican sprinter found his stride at a news conference in London.“If you have the proof and you catch somebody I definitely feel you should take action,” the 29-year-old Bolt said. “And if you feel banning the whole team is the right action then I am all for it.“Rules are the rules and doping violations in track and field is getting really bad so if you feel like you need to make a statement then thumbs up.”Bolt is focused on running for the final time before Rio on Friday, when he will race his first 200 meters of the season at the London Diamond League meeting. It will be Bolt’s first event since pulling out of the Jamaican Olympic trials earlier this month with a hamstring injury.“I’m good, I’m feeling good, been training good now,” Bolt said. “I went to see the doctor he worked his magic as always.” TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgManchester United Man Utd Team News: Rojo & Lingard come in for Watford clash Kris Voakes Last updated 1 year ago 03:02 11/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Marcos Rojo Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Watford v Manchester United Watford There is still no start for the returning Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the Argentine defender and England wide man are both recalled Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard have been recalled to the Manchester United starting XI for their clash with Watford but there is still no start for the returning Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford have made way in the two changes made by Jose Mourinho for Tuesday’s crucial clash at Vicarage Road, with Rojo making his second appearance since ACL surgery and Lingard stepping up for only his second league start all season.United 3/4 to beat Watford Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But that means there is no starting spot for Ibrahimovic despite him having now made three substitute appearances since returning from a serious knee injury which kept him out for seven months.Manchester United XIUnited will change to a back three against the Hornets, with Marco Silva’s side expected to line up in a similar shape.Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Kabasele, Prodl; Femenia, Hughes, Doucoure, Cleverley, Zeegelaar; Richarlison; Gray. Subs: Karnezis, Janmaat, Deeney, Wague, Carrillo, Capoue, Pereyra.Man Utd: De Gea; Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo; Valencia, Pogba, Matic, Young; Lingard, Martial; Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Mata, McTominay, Darmian, Rashford, Ibrahimovic, Herrera. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


first_imgRanji Trophy Final Day 4: Vidarbha look to defend title after Pujara failsRanji Trophy Final Day 4: Saurashtra crawled to 58 for 5 at stumps on Day 4, with Vishvaraj Jadeja (23 not out) and Kamlesh Makvana (2 not out) at the crease. Saurashtra are chasing 206 for victory.advertisement India Today Web Desk NagpurFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 17:27 IST Vidarbha players celebrate against Saurashtra (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChasing 206 for victory, Saurashtra reached 58 for 5 at stumps on Day 4 of the Ranji Trophy finalLeft-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate hit 49 and bagged three wickets for VidarbhaCheteshwar Pujara flopped in both the innings of the matchLeft-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate ran through the Saurashtra top order to give Vidarbha an upper hand on the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy final in Nagpur on Wednesday.Saurashtra crawled to 58 for 5 at the close of play on Day 4, with Vishvaraj Jadeja (23 not out) and Kamlesh Makvana (2 not out) at the crease.Chasing 206 for a win, Saurashtra suffered early collapse losing Harvik Desai, Snell Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara inside 9 overs, all three falling prey to Sarwate.Pujara, who scored just 1 in the first innings, was out for a 5-ball duck in the second.Arpit Vasavada (5) and Sheldon Jackson (7) too failed to stage any kind of fightback as wickets continued to tumble at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha.While Umesh Yadav, who is superb form with the ball, got rid of Vasavada, right-arm spinner Akshay Wakhare removed Jackson.Earlier, Saurashtra bowlers did well to bowl Vidarbha, who had taken a 5-run first innings lead, out for 200 in their second innings. Sarawate top scored for Vidarbha with 49.Saurashtra’s left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja bamboozled the Vidarbha batsmen and troubled them throughout the innings.Right-arm off-spinner Kamlesh Makvana picked up two wickets while Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya picked up one wicket each.Also Watch:For 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 Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Umesh YadavFollow Cheteshwar PujaraFollow Aditya Sarwatelast_img read more


first_img Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Depeche Mode songwriter Martin Gore’s new solo album, MG, is scheduled to come out this Tuesday (April 28) on Mute Records. Though Depeche Mode released a new studio album in 2013, Delta Machine, MG marks the first time that Gore has used the MG moniker since VCMG’s 2012 debut album, Ssss.MG shares much more in common with VCMG, Gore’s project with Vince Clarke. The sixteen-track electronic record is entirely instrumental. It would be easy to pigeonhole the album because of those sixteen wordless tracks, but MG defies that. Each song on the record is a completely different beast from the the other fifteen. “Europa Hymn,” the first single, begins in a trancelike state but gradually builds over its three minute runtime. This comes in stark contrast to the album’s eeriest track, the Angelo Badalamenti-like “Elk.”Gore began recording MG at his home studio in Santa Barbara, CA following the end of Depeche Mode’s tour in support of Delta Machine. He had been considering an entirely instrumental album since he began writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode in 1981. As Gore himself describes it, the album is the “soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.”MG is available via Amazon, iTunes, and Mute. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America last_img read more


first_img The government also supported legislation from both oppositionparties to establish new rules on child booster seats,discourage alcohol consumption during pregnancy, enhancesafety measures at amusement parks and provide legislativecommittees with the power to subpoena federal officials aswitnesses. “Nova Scotians elected us to work together for a betterprovince,” said Premier Hamm. “It’s clear that as long as weco-operate, we can deliver good government to the people ofNova Scotia. Three consecutive sittings of the legislaturewithout an election being forced is a new, modern-day recordand shows that minority government can work.” The premier also praised the service of interim Liberal leaderWayne Gaudet who has served as party leader for the secondtime until a permanent successor is chosen this weekend. legislation setting the formula to determine the municipal taxation of natural gas distribution systems, based on revenues rather than property assessment; amendments to the Agriculture Administration Act to help reduce red tape and provide more flexibility for agriculture organizations; amendments to the Electricity Act to increase the availability of renewable energy sources; amendments to the House of Assembly Act to cancel this year’s commission of inquiry into remuneration for members of the legislative assembly and, instead, order a salary increase for members on par with Nova Scotia’s civil service. Legislation passed this fall will help improve the health andsafety of Nova Scotians, as well as government services. The House of Assembly concluded today, Oct. 18, after passing17 government bills and six opposition bills into law, thanksto co-operative efforts from all parties. “There are no guarantees with minority government, but cooperation from all sides helped ensure that positive newinitiatives for Nova Scotians were approved by thelegislature,” said Premier John Hamm. “Last month, I said wewould bring in 12 government bills. By working together withall members of the legislative assembly, our governmentexceeded that goal and delivered a higher number of new lawsthat will help the people of Nova Scotia. We also worked withall parties to pass good legislation that came forward fromthe opposition.” A new Prescription Monitoring Act was passed to allow theprescription monitoring program to share patient informationwith health-care providers and, when necessary, the police. Italso enshrines a clear legislative mandate for the program forthe first time in more than a decade. The act also providesgovernment with the authority to establish a computerizedinformation system to enhance the program’s effectiveness. “This bill gives Nova Scotia a prescription monitoring programfor the 21st century, supporting the good work of countlesshealth-care professionals,” said the premier. Legislation was also passed to strengthen the Motor VehicleAct, to improve highway safety and promote public transit.Meanwhile, a new Police Act was approved to deliver saferstreets and communities through better community governanceand clarified roles and responsibilities. Amendments to theMaintenance Enforcement Act will provide more tools to helpspouses and children who are owed support payments. “When measures are identified to protect the public or helpchildren and families, our government is prepared to act,”added Premier Hamm. For the first time in Nova Scotia history, a bill was passedto deliver French-language services at the provincial level. “On the 400th anniversary of the founding of l’Acadie andafter the very successful Congrès mondial acadien 2004, it wasa pleasure to bring forward the French-language Services Act,”the premier said. “This bill sets the stage for our Acadianand Francophone communities to have their needs addressed ingovernment programs, policies and services.” The premier noted that he was equally proud to havelegislation passed which formally establishes the Office ofAfrican Nova Scotian Affairs. Among the other government bills passed into law this fall are:last_img read more


first_imgGrade nine students across Nova Scotia now have a new resource to help them plan their future careers. The Nova Scotia Career Guide contains career tips, course planning guidelines and information about job trends, Nova Scotia employers and more. The Department of Education mailed 14,000 copies of the career guide to school boards and school principals on Oct. 31 for distribution to Grade 9 students as part of the Personal Development and Relationships course. “We are working to help young Nova Scotians prepare for a job market full of opportunities and choices,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The career guide gives students and their parents an overview of jobs in Nova Scotia, where opportunities are available and what skills are required to get a good job. It’s a valuable resource for any student who’s wondering what they might do when they graduate.” The career guide includes tips for planning high school courses, suggestions for making the transition from school to work, ideas to build practical skills while still in high school, statistics on job openings in Nova Scotia, employment trends and hot jobs. “This kind of book is great because it gives me ideas and tips on what kinds of jobs to consider based on my interests,” said Hilary Blackler, a student at Gorsebrook Junior High School in Halifax. “There is also a lot of information about choosing high school courses that will help me get ready for job possibilities later on. I never thought I could start planning my career as early as Grade 9.” The career guide is one of a series of career options tools the Department of Education will launch this year. In 2006, the department will introduce a new career options website, a Career Guide for Adults, a booklet for schools that provides information on job-related websites, and a teacher’s resource for Career and Life Management. “In the Personal Development and Relationship course, we try to provide students with a sense of the career options available and the pathways they could take to get there,” said Wendy King, guidance counsellor at Breton Education Centre in New Waterford. “The career guide is a useful resource for students as it provides tips and tools for success, as well as information on employment opportunities and prevalent occupations.” For more information, or to obtain a copy of the career guide, please call 902-424-5380.last_img read more


first_imgNova Scotians will be able to follow artist Alan Syliboy’s character, Little Thunder, as he learns about his Mi’kmaq identity. Mr. Syliboy will launch his travelling exhibit, Thundermaker, at the Antigonish Town and County Library today, Oct. 7. “I am pleased to share this story and my art and hope Nova Scotians will join me in experiencing Little Thunder’s big moment when he becomes the Thundermaker, and the boy becomes a man,” said Mr. Syliboy. The multimedia art exhibit will be on display at the Antigonish Town and County Library until Oct. 24. It will travel to various public libraries throughout Nova Scotia until June 24. “To give people an amazing opportunity to experience a Mi’kmaq legend first-hand is very exciting for us – books aren’t the only way to learn more about Mi’kmaq culture and sharing stories plays an important part in preserving the past,” said Eric Stackhouse, chief librarian for the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and lead on the project. Government contributed $7,400 to the exhibit. “This project is a perfect partnership between the province and libraries that links art, culture and learning, making it available provincewide,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “I wish Mr. Syliboy much success on his tour.” For tour and exhibit details, visit http://www.thundermaker.ca .last_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – Doug Ford is set to officially become Ontario’s premier on Friday and he’s inviting the public to come watch.A ceremony is scheduled to take place on the steps of the legislature after the Progressive Conservative leader and his cabinet are sworn in inside Queen’s Park.While the indoor portion is closed to the public, the ceremony outside — which will see Ford reaffirm his oath of office and give a speech — is open to everyone.Ford, who was elected to a majority earlier this month, has yet to say what size his cabinet will be or who will be appointed to each portfolio.But he has made several other major announcements, including a pledge to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system immediately once the legislature resumes.He has also placed the public service under a hiring freeze and ordered that all discretionary spending be put on hold.last_img read more


LONDON — The European Investment Bank is proposing ending loans for fossil fuel projects next year in line with the EU’s efforts to curb climate change.The EIB, owned by the EU’s 28 members, published a draft policy document Friday that includes a proposal to “phase out support to energy projects reliant on fossil fuels.”The plan, which will be put to EIB governors in September, envisages ending loans to “oil and gas production, infrastructure primarily dedicated to natural gas, power generation or heat based on fossil fuels” by the end of 2020.Former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern, now at the London School of Economics, said shifting the EIB’s investments toward clean energy would likely make “excellent returns while fostering real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.”The Associated Press read more


Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, is scheduled join US Assistant Secretary of State William Burns, Russian Envoy Andrei Vdovin and EU Middle East Envoy Miguel Morratinos for talks on Tuesday in London, spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.The so-called Quartet is expected to discuss the issues of Palestinian Authority reforms and the security situation, the spokesman said.


“We should not flatter ourselves, or allow others to flatter us,” said Minister for Foreign Affairs Osman Saleh Mohammed at the Assembly’s annual high-level debate. “Africa remains a producer and small-bit exporter of primary products. It retains minimum revenue from this export, with foreign companies getting the lion’s share,” he added. He noted that processing of primary products, value-addition, industrialization, technology development barely exist. African economies, physical and social infrastructure, institutional and governance structures, peace and security architectures remain undeveloped. Yet, Africa boasts tremendous human and natural resources; indeed, over 60 per cent of global natural resources lie in Africa. Mr. Mohammed said that people can speak of Africa taking its rightful place in the world, only when Africa’s economies, the quality of its infrastructure, the standards of its health and educational institutions, the level of its artistic, scientific and technological products, the effectiveness of its institutions and enterprises, and more importantly the quality of life of its citizens, reflect more accurately its great potential. Eritrea – a young nation, strategically located and with significant human and natural resources – is laying the ground for broad-based and sustainable economic development, and has also embarked on a massive, water and soil conservation, as well as an afforestation program, as part of its comprehensive plan to enhance the environment and fight climate change. “Eritrea is confident it will meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ahead of time,” he said.Full statement available here read more


first_imgTwitter user ChrissyP said: “I know him, that’s Zippy from Rainbow.”One Facebook user, Jen Wyatt, said: “Seriously had to check the date wasn’t 1st April!” A bizarre e-fit picture issued by police has attracted a lot of attention after people compared the wanted man to Zippy from Rainbow and the Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland.Warwickshire Police issued the image in order to try and catch two burglars who managed to get into a house by distracting a woman in her 40s.The men claimed to be from Orbit Housing as they tricked their way into the flat on Hertford Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.The force posted on Twitter: “We’ve issued an e-fit for of a suspect in a distraction burglary in Stratford in February. If you have any information please contact us.”Social media users branded the e-fit “hilarious” and “a joke”. Warwickshire Police have been unfazed by the mockery, responding on Twitter: “We can confirm that this is real and that we anticipated the attention!”But jokes aside, it was created from a description provided and it’s serious as a woman was victim of a horrible crime. Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender/bring him to justice quicker.”  That dodgy efit is zippy if he was a human pic.twitter.com/wbH667YRID— Joe (@Joe_farrardise) April 3, 2018center_img And the winner for efit of the year goes to…. https://t.co/MYfV82oalS— Matt Jackson (@Mattlj92) April 3, 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


first_imgDETROIT (WSVN) — Police in Michigan say a man tried robbing three women as they were leaving to go to church, only for one of the women to shoot and kill him as he attempted to break into their home.Detroit Police said the suspect, a man in his 30s, walked up to the women — ages 75, 55 and 29 — as they were heading to their car.“They were accosted by an unknown male, someone they had never seen before,” said Detroit Police Officer R. Lockhart. “The male grabbed one of the women by the coat. The woman got loose, she went into her house.”That’s when the man followed the women back inside the home, forcing the 55-year-old victim to open fire.Fox 2 Detroit reports the 55-year-old woman fired two shots at the intruder, hitting him at least once in the chest. Police said the man died at the scene.Authorities said the woman will not face any charges since the shooting was an act of self-defense.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


first_imgBabcock said Parnell is also well-positioned for the work: “Parnell, in his previous work on AK LNG, moved the project along to a point it had really never reached before. And he stands ready to evaluate where we are as we move forward and advise the governor-elect.” Dunleavy announced his selection of Babcock as chief of staff during a speech at an Alaska Miners Association convention in Anchorage. Dunleavy said Babcock has a lot of experience and he has faith in him. The LNG project proposal is an 807 mile north-to-south pipeline from the North Slope oil and gas field to the liquefaction plant and marine terminal on the Kenai Peninsula, in Nikiski. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell was named as Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy’s special adviser on the AKLNG project.center_img Tuckerman Babcock, Dunleavy’s Chief of Staff and head of the transition team: “No one knows more about the project than the former governor.”  Dunleavy also announced Brett Huber as his a senior policy adviser. Huber managed Dunleavy’s campaign.last_img read more


first_imgA space elevator would extend 22,000 miles above the Earth to a station, and then another 40,000 miles to a weighted structure for stability. And a space elevator – if it ever becomes reality – will be quite long. NASA needs about 144,000 miles of nanotube to build one. In theory, a cable would extend 22,000 miles above the Earth to a station, which is the distance at which satellites remain in geostationary orbit. Due to the competing forces of the Earth’s gravity and outward centrifugal pull, the elevator station would remain at that distance like a satellite. Then the cable would extend another 40,000 miles into space to a weighted structure for stability. An elevator car would be attached to the nanotube cable and powered into space along the track.NASA and its partner, the Spaceward Foundation, hope that a space elevator could serve as a cost-effective and relatively clean mode of space transportation. NASA’s current shuttle fleet is set to retire in 2010, and the organization doesn’t have enough funds to replace it until 2014 at the earliest. To fill the gap, NASA is hiring out shuttles to provide transportation to the International Space Station from private companies. So NASA could use a space elevator, the sooner the better. Space elevators could lift material at just one-fifth the cost of a rocket, since most of a rocket’s energy is used simply to escape Earth’s gravity. Not only could a space elevator offer research expeditions for astronauts, the technology could also expand the possibilities for space tourism and even space colonization.Currently, the Cambridge team can make about 1 gram of the new carbon material per day, which can stretch to 18 miles in length. Alan Windle, professor of materials science at Cambridge, says that industrial-level production would be required to manufacture NASA’s request for 144,000 miles of nanotube. Nevertheless, the web-like nanotube material is promising.”The key thing is that the process essentially makes carbon into smoke, but because the smoke particles are long thin nanotubes, they entangle and hold hands,” Windle said. “We are actually making elastic smoke, which we can then wind up into a fiber.”Windle and his colleagues presented their results last month at a conference in Luxembourg, which attracted hundreds of attendees from groups such as NASA and the European Space Agency. John Winter of EuroSpaceward, which organized the conference, thought the new material was a significant step.”The biggest problem has always been finding a material that is strong enough and lightweight enough to stretch tens of thousands of miles into space,” said Winter. “This isn’t going to happen probably for the next decade at least, but in theory this is now possible. The advances in materials for the tether are very exciting.”via: Times Online and Gizmodo© 2009 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Solar weather has real, material effects on Earth Citation: Long, Stretchy Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Space Elevators Possible (2009, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-stretchy-carbon-nanotubes-space-elevators.html (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists from Cambridge University have developed a light, flexible, and strong type of carbon nanotube material that may bring space elevators closer to reality. Motivated by a $4 million prize from NASA, the scientists found a way to combine multiple separate nanotubes together to form long strands. Until now, carbon nanotubes have been too brittle to be formed into such long pieces.last_img read more


first_img(Phys.org)—Researchers have shown that tomato pulp dissolved in water can eventually be turned into a powder of nanoparticles containing carbon dots with diameters of less than 5 nm. Like all carbon dots, one of the main characteristics of the tomato-sourced carbon dots is an intense fluorescence, which may lead to applications in imaging and sensing. Journal information: Nanotechnology More information: Weijian Liu et al. “Highly crystalline carbon dots from fresh tomato: UV emission and quantum confinement.” Nanotechnology. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa900b The researchers, led by Jinping Wang at Qingdao Agricultural University, have published a paper on the synthesis of carbon dots from tomato in a recent issue of Nanotechnology.Carbon dots are a new class of fluorescence nanomaterial that researchers are investigating as a possible alternative to semiconductor quantum dots and organic dyes. Because they are so new, the quantum mechanisms underlying their fluorescence are still not well understood. Carbon dots can come from many different sources, from carbon nanotubes to various kinds of biomass, such as fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and dots from different sources exhibit different fluorescence properties.An advantage of using tomatoes as the source of carbon dots is that tomatoes are inexpensive and the process is relatively simple. Basically, fresh tomato is chopped into pieces, crushed to a pulp by a tissue compactor, dissolved in water, heated in a microwave, centrifuged to remove any large particles, and then filtered by dialysis, leaving behind a solid powder of nanoparticles. Although the process is simple, the researchers showed that it still has the potential to produce high-quality carbon dots.One of the most important results of the new study is the UV fluorescence properties of the carbon dots can be controlled due to the quantum confinement effect, which is not often the case with carbon dots sourced from biomass. Here, the researchers demonstrated that, by adding certain organic compounds (ethylenediamine (EDA) and urea), they could control the size and tune the fluorescence of the nanoparticles formed from the tomato pulp.”Fresh tomato-sourced carbon dots tuned by urea can emit fluorescence in the UV region due to the quantum confinement effect,” Wang told Phys.org. “Our future research plan is to obtain red emissive carbon dots using biomass as precursors.”To illustrate the potential applications, the researchers evaluated the carbon dots for their use as staining agents for bioimaging fungi, and also as sensors for vanillin, which has applications in the biofuel industry. The researchers demonstrated that the carbon dots were highly biocompatible with the fungi and became brightly illuminated when excited by a laser. In the case of vanillin sensing, they showed that the vanillin quenches the fluorescence of the carbon dots, with the amount of quenching being proportional to the vanillin concentration. The researchers plan to further investigate these applications and others in the future. Researchers transform fresh tomatoes into three types of carbon nanoparticles. Credit: Liu et al. ©2017 IOP Publishing © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img Turning pollen into a low-cost fertilizer Explore further Citation: Researchers transform tomatoes into fluorescent carbon dots (2017, November 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-tomatoes-fluorescent-carbon-dots.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


first_imgTexas A&M has always been the little brother of Texas college football, but they are expecting big things from Jimbo Fisher as he takes over the program.During a luncheon yesterday, a Texas A&M chancellor made the bold move of awarding Fisher with a national title plaque with a blank date for the national title they expect him to win.This is pretty painful to watch due to the massive cheese factor. Maybe they should have done what they do at Alabama, and have the trophy presentation AFTER winning the title. This pretty much sums up Texas’ delusional love affair with football and an apparent lack of self-awareness regarding the program’s history over the last 30 years. You can’t accuse them of not caring.Watch Fisher receive his toy national title plaque:last_img read more


first_imgTo equalize some of the living standards, the Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (Sedatu) will initiate the Programa de Mejoramiento Urbano that will see 500 million peso invested into neglected residential areas and public spaces to make Playa del Carmen a more fair, safe and prosperous city. In Bellavista, an investment of 80 million peso will see the addition of a new comprehensive rehabilitation center, a park and a market along with the expansion of the Bellavista Community Center and the lighting and paving of 25th and 27th Streets. In July, 11 million peso will be invested to rehabilitate the 28 de Julio Sports Park and the Community Center. Some of the announced plans include 30 million peso for a sports complex in Luis Donaldo Colosio and another 90 million for the construction of a new child development center and cultural center. The funds will also be used to repair the Community Development Center and Polifórum de Playa del Carmen along with the rehabilitation of 3,000 linear meters of streets with paving, lighting and sidewalks. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Federal Government says that 500 million peso will be invested in the city of Playa del Carmen to reverse inequalities that have been created due to the area’s success. The government also announced the construction of 500 homes for low-income families. “This administration wants to be clear that Playa del Carmen is not just Playacar or Mayacobá. Colonies like the Ejidal, Bellavista, 28 de Julio and Forjadores are also part of Playa del Carmen and are also the heart of Riviera Maya,” he said. “With a strict sense of justice and social conscience, these resources will go back to the families and colonies that have been forgotten,” he said. During the weekend visit by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Governor Carlos Joaquín González announced the investments that will see the upgrade of infrastructure and construction of new facilities in several residential neighborhoods. Meyer Falcón stressed that each year, Playa del Carmen receives approximately 4 million tourists. “The challenge we have in Solidaridad is great. From the impulse of Playacar to the urban sprawl of Playa del Carmen, which has not stopped growing, the economic and social benefits of this expansion did not come in the same way to everyone in the city, generating a tourist destination of contrasts.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) He acknowledged the tourist success of Riviera Maya noting the triggered growth of Playa del Carmen, which in 30 years, went from being a fishing village to a city of almost 250,000 resulting in a tourist destination of great contrasts such as the historic abandonment of the south and southeast. Román Meyer Falcón, head of Sedatu said that this year, Solidaridad will build and improve parks, community and cultural centers and sports units. He announced that streets will be paved and actions will be implemented to improve housing for the benefit of families who need it most.last_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:New crime index ranks Costa Rica’s most dangerous cantons, but data are from 2011 30 percent of murders in the world happen in Latin America and the Caribbean Father continues search for Alaska hiker, believed missing in Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park Following recent crime wave, Solís announces new investment in San Carlos police force Officers of Costa Rica’s National Police in the Caribbean region of Talamanca on Monday arrested a man suspected of robbing two British women.The crime occurred at 2:33 a.m. on Monday, when the tourists were walking along one of the roads in the town of Puerto Viejo. A man intercepted them and threatened them with a knife, stealing their cash and two smartphones.The victims filed a complaint with local police and gave a description of the man, who was aprehended shortly after while walking in a nearby area.The man, with the last names Céspedes Paisicua, matched the description given by the women and officers found a knife believed to have been used in the crime, Puerto Viejo Police Chief Víctor Bermúdez said.“The suspect was located within half an hour after the victims filed the complaint, thanks to detailed physical characteristics and a description of clothing,” he said.Officers did not find the stolen phones or cash, according to Sergio López, a spokesman with the Public Security Ministry.The suspect was sent to a local prosecutor’s office and booked on theft charges. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


first_imgFrontliners Forum 2015 empowers helloworld consultantshelloworld’s commitment to driving leadership, growth and excellence has paid off at the helloworld Frontliners Forum 2015 with strong agent and supplier support for the theme of leadership, networking, learning and professional development.A record 505 delegates made the most of a jam-packed weekend with informative sessions, workshops, presentations and business updates. Frontliners culminated with the Gala Awards Dinner which acknowledged high achievers across the helloworld network. Winners across the Branded and Associate networks are:BRANDEDHero Award – Andy Barton, helloworld Surrey Hills VIC & Rhonda Sunderland, helloworld TorontoSpecial Recognition Award – Sarah Anne Bignall, helloworld Belmont WARookie of the Year – Stephanie Laucht, helloworld Scone NSWConsultant Team Spirit Award – Kelsey Farmer, helloworld Ellenbrook WAConsultant Pursuit of Knowledge Award – Renee Lambert, helloworld Thornton NSWTop Revenue – Jayne Walsh, helloworld Darwin NTASSOCIATE:Associate Recognition Award – Nicholas Dann, Cruise Travel Centre NSWAssociate Customer Service Hero Award – Clare O’Neill, Phil Hoffmann Travel SAAssociate Top Sales Award – Angela Kaluzyn, Skilled Travel NSWAssociate Rising Star Award – Libby Mullavey, Temora Travel NSW“A huge congratulations to all our award winners and high achievers. You were up against some very high calibre competition and deserve your success,” helloworld CEO Elizabeth Gaines said.“In just 12 months from launch our brand awareness has more than tripled amongst our target audience with more than 1 in 3 knowing who we are and what we stand for and much of that is due to the work of our frontline consultants in successfully showcasing the helloworld advantage.”“Frontliners is our opportunity to update our consultants on our investment in future-proofing them through technology, training, product and profile to help them continue to deliver excellent customer service and boost productivity. The Helloworld vision is Creating the future of travel with each journey and we continue to deliver innovations to help our consultants shine.”Frontliners is also a chance to celebrate our partnerships with the very best in the business and to reinforce with our consultants the many benefits that flow from their support of our preferred suppliers.”Among the initiatives launched at Frontliners:in-App Booking commission: helloworld consultants will now earn commission on a majority of flight, hotel and car hire bookings made via the helloworld iOS and Android app.helloworld scholarSHIP: Created in partnership with CLIA, the “new to cruise” six month modular program will boost our consultants’ capacity to tap into this rapidly expanding market.helloworld business technology: helloworld’s proprietary platform delivers rich content, multiple quotes, itineraries, transparent commissions and integrated travel planning via a single system.David Padman, Head of Associate and Affiliate Networks updated delegates on the significant progress across the network in entrenching a leadership position while Julie Primmer, Head of Branded Network provided analysis of the rapidly changing consumer landscape and the strategies which helloworld is deploying to harness the opportunities. helloworldSource = helloworldlast_img read more