Oil rises above 96 as US supplies rise less than expected dollar

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 8, 2013 1:46 pm MDT Oil rises above $96 as US supplies rise less than expected, dollar weakens Oil climbed to its highest price in more than a month on Wednesday, after the government reported U.S. crude supplies increased less than analysts expected.In New York, benchmark crude for June delivery rose US$1 to finish at $96.62 a barrel. It hasn’t settled that high since April 2.The U.S. Energy Department said oil supplies grew last week by 200,000 barrels to 395.5 million barrels, which is 4.2 per cent above year-ago levels. Analysts were expecting an increase of 1.9 million barrels in the week ended May 3.Lower imports of crude and busier refineries explain the smaller-than-expected increase. Refineries operated at 87 per cent of capacity last week, up 2.6 percentage points from the week before. Still, demand for gasoline fell 2.4 per cent over the past four weeks, and demand for distillates, such as heating oil and diesel, also fell.Oil also got a boost as the U.S. dollar weakened against the euro. Oil is traded in U.S. dollars, so it becomes more attractive to investors with foreign currency as the dollar retreats.Brent crude, which is the benchmark for international oil varieties, was down 6 cents to end at $104.34 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange:— Wholesale gasoline rose two cents to finish at $2.85 a gallon.— Heating oil fell one cent to end at $2.91 a gallon.— Natural gas added 6 cents to finish at $3.98 per 1,000 cubic feet.___Pablo Gorondi in Budapest and Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) read more

Saskatchewans two major parties criticize each other during final run to vote

Saskatchewan’s two major parties criticize each other during final run to vote REGINA – Saskatchewan’s two major political parties continue to take shots at each other as the campaign for Monday’s election hits its final week, with advance voting beginning today.In Regina, NDP Leader Cam Broten accused the Saskatchewan Party of hiding cuts by not releasing a budget before the election was called.A financial update released just days before the campaign started showed that the government is running a $427 million deficit this fiscal year and will be in the hole next year, too.Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan Party put out a news release saying there’s no cost attached to 18 promises in the NDP’s election platform.The Saskatchewan Party called the plan reckless and said it would lead to ballooning deficits.However, the NDP has repeatedly said the platform is fully costed. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 29, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Commentary 5 things to watch for Ohio State v Indiana

5. No. 4 Baylor against No. 10 Oklahoma StateAlthough the Buckeyes are focused on taking down the Hoosiers Saturday, there is another game just as important for OSU. The Baylor Bears are closing the gap on the Buckeyes in the BCS rankings, and will likely jump OSU with a victory against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have jumped into the top 10 of the BCS, after only losing once this season to West Virginia, 30-21, Sept. 28. It is set to be the Bears’ toughest test of the year and could have huge implications for the Buckeyes in their quest for a national title. Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) walks of the field during a game against Illinois Nov. 16 at Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 60-35.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorThe Lantern sports editors share their insight on what fans should know about this weekend’s road matchup against Illinois. 2. Senior Day focusThis season has been one of outside distractions for OSU. Two of its top players, Hyde and redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby, were suspended for parts of the year because of off-the-field issues. Not to mention the BCS race, which has the Buckeyes slowly slipping out of third place in the BCS rankings — further and further from a national title spot. Saturday’s game is Senior Day for nine Buckeye starters, providing yet another distraction for the team. If OSU loses focus, they could be at risk of falling behind to a talented Indiana offense, ranked 16th in the nation with 496.8 yards per game. 3. Injured BuckeyesMeyer said Wednesday a slew of Buckeyes who either missed the Illinois game or left it because of injury — sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry, junior linebacker Curtis Grant, freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa and redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort — are good to go for Saturday. OSU jumped out to a 28-0 lead against the Illini, but Illinois was able to hang around for the majority of the contest, even cutting the lead to 12 in the fourth. Having four starters back will surely help OSU, particularly on defense, but keeping an eye on them will be necessary in case their injuries resurface. 4. Last game in the ‘Shoe, B1G implicationsAlthough OSU is scheduled to visit Michigan next weekend, it can clinch a second consecutive Leaders Division Title and a spot in the Big Ten Championship game with a victory against Indiana. Everyone knows about the win streak since Meyer came to Columbus, but a win Saturday will finally earn OSU something substantial. Not to say an undefeated season last year wasn’t noteworthy, but running the slate again this year will reap the benefits of getting a chance to play in Lucas Oil Stadium Dec. 7. A win against the Hoosiers will finalize that. The Buckeyes should have a refreshed focus with that in mind, so a close game is not likely. 1. The quest for 1,000 yardsSenior running back Carlos Hyde is on the precipice of history. Hyde only needs 53 yards in Ohio State’s remaining games to become the first running back coached by Urban Meyer to gain 1,000 yards on the ground in a season. Since Big Ten play began, Hyde has been averaging 151 yards on the ground a game, including going for a career-high 246 yards against Illinois last weekend. He tied for the third highest total in Buckeye history, and now faces off against another bottom five run defense in Indiana, which ranks 122nd in the nation. Last weekend, the Hoosiers gave up 554 yards on the ground to Wisconsin, so Hyde will be looking to have a huge day. read more

Redskins Fred Davis Suspended Indefinitely by NFL For Banned

Fred Davis, the Washington Redskins’ tight end who was suspended once by the NFL for violating its drug policy, was suspended indefinitely Thursday, a move that could mark the end of his career.Davis is set to become a free agent next month, and there would hardly be a team interested in signing a suspended player who has a history of issues.The 28-year-old Davis claims the suspension stems from a supplement he took that contained a banned substance.“In the past, I made the mistake of knowingly ingesting a banned substance,” he said in a statement. “For over two years, I’ve worked very hard to eliminate marijuana from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011. Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a banned substance. I now know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA and may contain banned substances.“The NFL policy is strict, and not knowing that a supplement might contain a banned substance doesn’t excuse a violation of the policy. I’ve worked closely with the NFLPA and NFL to resolve this violation, and I will be permitted to apply for reinstatement in the fall. I look forward to staying in football shape, remaining in compliance with the NFL policy and having a chance to get back on the field to contribute to a team’s success next season.”Davis is the second player associated with the Redskins who has been suspended indefinitely. Safety Tanard Jackson received the same penalty in August 2012 and has yet to be reinstated.Davis failed multiple drug tests in 2011 for marijuana and was suspended for four games. In May 2012, he told reporters, “You can’t cry over spilled milk. The worst part of my day was losing those four games and having to sit and not help my teammates. So the worst is over, something I can learn from and something that’s not going to come up again.”This is the third straight year Davis was set to enter free agency only to have a personal issue cost him. He tore his Achilles tendon during the 2012 season and re-signed with Washington on a one-year deal, rejecting a two-year contract offer from the Buffalo Bills  that would have paid him about $700,000 more. Davis gambled that he would return to form and cash in this offseason.But he caught only seven passes last season and was replaced as a starter by rookie Jordan Reed. Davis, a second-round pick in 2008, has 162 career receptions, with a career high of 59 in 2011. read more

Mans body discovered in Donegal house

first_imgTHE BODY OF a man in his 50s has been found at a house in Donegal this afternoon.Gardaí in Buncrana are investigating the circumstances of a “sudden death” at the house in Carnashannagh.The body of the man has been removed from the house and taken to Letterkenny General hospital for a post mortem.Gardaí said the scene has been preserved for a technical examination. The incident is not believed to be suspicious.last_img

DUP agrees principles of outline agreement to support Conservatives in government

first_imgDUP agrees principles of ‘outline agreement’ to support Conservatives in government The DUP will be supporting the Conservatives on a on a confidence and supply basis. By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URL 17,487 Views https://jrnl.ie/3437751 File photo dated 25/7/2016 of Arlene Foster (left), leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Image: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire/PA Images THE DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST Party has agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support Theresa May’s Conservatives in government, Downing Street has confirmed.May needs the support of the DUP in order to secure a parliamentary majority following her party’s disastrous general election result.A Downing Street spokesperson confirmed that the DUP had agreed “to the principles of an outline agreement”.“We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week,” the spokesperson said.‘We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond. Share Tweet Email 78 Comments File photo dated 25/7/2016 of Arlene Foster (left), leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 8:00 PM Jun 10th 2017, 8:00 PM Image: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire/PA Images The details will be put forward for discussion and agreement at a Cabinet meeting on Monday.Read: Two of Theresa May’s top advisers resign following disastrous election result Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

first_img Source: Nina Garcia/Twitter “Fashion and culture have lost a major inspiration. He contributed to making Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative of Italian brands,” the billionaire said.Vogue editor Anna Wintour says the world has lost “a giant among men” with Lagerfeld’s death.Wintour, who was in London for fashion week shows, said she will miss the designer “so very much.”“Karl was so much more than our greatest and most prolific designer,” she said. “His creative genius was breathtaking and to be his friend was an exceptional gift. Short URL Image: Doug Peters/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4501248 Source: Kris Jenner/Twitter Karl Lagerfeld died today aged 85. Image: Doug Peters/PA Images Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85 The German high fashion icon was the creative director at Chanel since 1983. Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 2:40 PM Karl was brilliant, he was wicked, he was funny, he was generous beyond measure, and he was deeply kind.The singer and former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who worked as a model for Lagerfeld, wrote a tribute to her former mentor on Instagram.“Thank you for all the sparkles …. thank you for bringing beauty and lightness in our world, so much colour in the darkness, so much wit in our dull days. I think you wouldn’t have wished for too many tears or too many flowers but you will be missed. The whole world and I will miss you.” Feb 19th 2019, 11:58 AM 27,181 Views You bought so much beauty, style and grace to this world. Karl, you will forever be a true legend, an icon, an inspiration. #KarlLagerfeld pic.twitter.com/3jNabil2Qe— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) February 19, 2019 Karl Lagerfeld didn’t breath oxygen. He breathed fashion. He had both an artistic and a business eye that defined what a modern fashion house should be. He lived one hundred lives and his creative brain was always looking at the future instead of looking at the past. pic.twitter.com/azeubrJeHq— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) February 19, 2019 Italian designer Donatella Versace led the tributes as news of Lagerfeld’s death broke.“Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I,” she wrote on Instagram, referring to her murdered brother who founded her brand. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Lagerfeld was one of the most hardworking figures in the fashion world holding down the top design jobs at LVMH-owned luxury label Fendi from 1977, and Paris’ family-owned power-house Chanel in 1983.Lagerfeld’s designs were quickly picked up by low-end retailers, giving him an almost unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industryWith reporting by © – AFP 2019  Karl Lagerfeld died today aged 85. 23 Comments Rest in peace, Karl. Love forever from your TeamKarl family. pic.twitter.com/8uSidZUhJm— KARL LAGERFELD (@KarlLagerfeld) February 19, 2019 By Rónán Duffy Source: KARL LAGERFELD/Twitter Share52 Tweet Email Updated Feb 19th 2019, 2:40 PM THE FASHION WORLD is in mourning following the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld who has died aged 85 after ruling the industry for decades.The German high fashion icon was the creative director at Chanel since 1983 and is famed for his work with some of the world’s best-known brands. The designer himself became instantly recognisable around the world with his white hair, black sunglasses, black tie and high-collared white shirt.Lagerfeld, known as the ‘Kaiser’ for his influence over fashion for half a century, pulled out of two Chanel Paris haute couture fashion last month, with the label saying he was suffering from tiredness.  We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.Pop star turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham said that “Karl was a genius”.He was “always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP,” the former Spice Girl added.Bernard Arnault, the most powerful man in fashion and owner of the luxury giant LVMH, said he was “infinitely saddened” by the loss of a “very dear friend” and a “creative genius”.last_img read more

Taoiseach describes John Delaneys €100k bridging loan to FAI as a bit

first_imgTaoiseach describes John Delaney’s €100k bridging loan to FAI as ‘a bit unusual’ Delaney has already issued two statements on the matter. Short URL Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 9:25 PM 33,660 Views Share24 Tweet Email1 “The FAI has answered all queries raised in the letter from Mr Treacy and looks forward to his response.“The FAI are also willing to meet with Minister Ross and Sport Ireland to discuss these matters further.”With reporting from Adam Daly  Mar 20th 2019, 5:13 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Garreth MacNamee Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4552606 No Comments Updated Mar 20th 2019, 9:25 PM TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has described a bridging loan given to the FAI by its own chief executive John Delaney as “a bit unusual”. Delaney said he issued his employers a personal cheque worth €100,000 in April 2017 which he described as  “a once-off bridging loan to the Association to aid a very short-term cash flow issue”.Delaney said that the money was repaid in full in June 2017, and that it was the only occasion on which he issued the Association with a loan. He further addressed the loan in a second statement published by the FAI last week, in which he said he acted in the FAI’s best interests. Speaking outside Government Buildings this evening, Varadkar said: “It is a matter for the FAI but it does seem a bit unusual that a body of that size given its operations and the funding it receives. I would have thought [it] had banking facilities that would have provided for a loan. I know that Sport Ireland and the joint committee of the Oireachtas will want to ask questions about that.”Sport Ireland yesterday said it was seeking “urgent clarification” surrounding details of the loan. The statutory authority released a statement to clarify that it had not received any notification regarding a reduction in the association’s financial position.“Sport Ireland has written to the President of the Football Association of Ireland seeking urgent clarification from the Board of the FAI on media reports concerning a loan to the organisation by its Chief Executive, including the circumstances of the loan and its repayment,” the statement read.“Sport Ireland was not notified at any stage in 2017 about any apparent material deterioration in the FAI’s financial position, as per Sport Ireland’s Terms and Conditions of Grant Approval, and has sought additional clarification in relation to this matter.”In a statement this evening the FAI said:  The Football Association of Ireland confirms that a reply has been sent to John Treacy, CEO of Sport Ireland, in relation to a letter received on behalf of Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross on Tuesday.last_img read more

Pete Dunne makes history as WWE UK Champion Trailer for McGuinness documentary

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Google+ Pete Dunne continues to make history in WWE.Dunne just hit 600 days as the current WWE United Kingdom Champion. Back in October, Dunne had surpassed 500 days as champion as part of the NXT UK brand.Dunne defends the United Kingdom Championship against Joe Coffey in the main event of this Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Blackpool special live on the WWE Network.Trailer for McGuinness documentaryWWE has released a trailer for the new Nigel McGuinness documentary.The documentary will premiere after Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Blackpool special.This Saturday immediately following #NXTUKTakeOver: Blackpool, learn the story of @McGuinnessNigel in a special @WWENetwork presentation. #ChasingTheMagic pic.twitter.com/bFdoSspKWD— WWE (@WWE) January 9, 2019 NXT UK Results – 9/11/19 (NXT UK Tag Team Championships rematch, Tegan Nox in action) center_img WhatsApp WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Facebook NXT UK Results – 9/4/19 (Rhea Ripley takes on Piper Niven, Ohno against Sid Scala)last_img read more

Juvenile detention set in upskirt video case

first_imgA teen who shot upskirt videos of female students at Union High School and hacked into numerous social media accounts, sharing their private nude photos, was sentenced Tuesday to 84 days in juvenile detention.Zachary Bridgeforth, 18, of Vancouver previously pleaded guilty in Clark County Juvenile Court to first-degree computer trespassing, first-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree extortion, second-degree dealing in depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and two counts of voyeurism, between the two cases.In addition to detention, Bridgeforth will serve 90 hours of community service and a year of probation.Before the sentence was handed down, a parent of one of the victims wrote that they don’t think Bridgeforth’s punishment fits the crime, and described the situation as one of “entitlement and privilege.”A victim who attended the sentencing told the court she hopes Bridgeforth feels the “emotional punishment” she’s felt. The girl said that since the incidents, she has been “treated like an object, not a person,” adding at the end of her statement, “I hope it was worth it.”Still, the girl said she’s a fighter, and she’s ready to put this behind her.When it was her turn to speak, Bridgeforth’s mother turned to the victim sitting in the courtroom and said, “I’m sorry for what my son has done to you and the effect it’s had on you.” She added that although she doesn’t think what her son did was right, she thinks people can change with the right resources and support.last_img read more

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NAMs raise interesting points

first_imgAbdoulai G. DibbaThe Members of the new National Assembly ended its adjournment debate on Tuesday April 24, 2017.Before the commencement of the adjournment debate, the Speaker informed the Members that according to section 9(4) of the Standing Orders, on the completion of business at the last sitting of each meeting, the Majority Leader, or the Minority Leader or in their absence any other Member shall move a motion for the adjournment of the Assembly sine die.She also reminded members that during the debate on the Motion on the Adjournment of the Assembly no Member shall speak for more than fifteen minutes except that the Speaker may at his or her discretion allow the mover of the motion extra time for his or her reply.During the debate, National Assembly members highlighted the constraints confronting their electorate in their respective constituencies which range from poor roads, lack of water, poor health facilities, lack of farm inputs and implements, electricity, lack of medicines in health facilities and low salaries for civil servants.In terms of amendments, the Members asserted that the issue of the appointment of Alkalolu, Seyfolu by the executive should be addressed; that the President should not use his power to remove or appoint Alkalolu; that the people in each village or town should be given the right to change or not to change their local leadersIt is also highlighted that the National Council for Civic Education be empowered to carry on civic education in a more protracted manner especially in relation to the roles of the National Assembly members; that it is not the role of members to build roads or other infrastructure or give money to people, etc.Almost all members spoke on the need to have the Executive present in the Assembly especially during the adjournment debate so that they could appraise themselves with the issues raised by members.It is also the view of some members that the government needs to come up with a programmatic policy document that would spell out the policy direction of government; that this will help members to know exactly how government intends to address the developmental challenges; that the Appropriation Bill has already been approved by the outgoing parliament but whether the present executive wants to pursue the Act or not is also not clear. So it would be better for them to know the policies so that members could know what is in store for each service sector so that they would know what to demand for their areas.It was further highlighted that water is very crucial and the lack of it has affected all constituencies; that there should be conducive environment for NGOs to come in and operate where government could not do it.Members raised concern for the Ministers to be present during adjournment debates even though they acknowledge the fact that they have power of a high court to call people and question them.They also raised the issue of the illegal migration and the loss of life involved in it and called on the Government to look into the causes and address it.The failure to appoint a vice president was raised by a member who asked whether the president is waiting for the amendment of section 62 of the constitution before appointing the holder of the office.Members raised the health hazards the dumpsite close to the Mile Two is causing to prison inmates which was buttressed by former inmates.Foroyaa will publish the contributions of Members.last_img read more

Chelsea will improve Jorginho says Mancini

first_imgRoberto Mancini believes Chelse midfielder Jorginho can “improve physically and technically” at Chelsea.The former Manchester City manager thinks that Jorginho will be an even better player at Stamford Bridge, and has hailed the player’s ability. Football Italia reports.Mancini is the new Italy national team coach and will be in charge of his first game when the Azzurri plays against Poland in the UEFA Nations League on September 7 and against Portugal on September 10.“Marco’s problem is he is not fully fit and I hope he can recover quickly. Jorginho was one of the best midfielders in Europe while at Napoli, so playing at Chelsea will improve him even more, both physically and technically.”There is a midfield issue for Italy, while Jorginho seems to be flourishing at Chelsea, whereas Marco Verratti has impressed at Paris Saint-Germain.The former Napoli playmaker has started his Chelsea career in great fashion, scoring on his Premier League debut, and being influential in the middle of the pitch.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.And just like in Italy, he has continued his impressive passing stats in England.last_img read more

Longview man 82 says hes OK after tackling burglary suspect

first_imgLONGVIEW (AP) — An 82-year-old Longview man says he was a little sore but otherwise OK after tackling and helping police catch a suspected felon one-third his age.Terry Miracle was weeding in his garden Friday when heard a commotion. It was police chasing a burglary suspect identified as 27-year-old Morgan Perry Bluehorse.As officers chased him through yards and over fences, Miracle could hear them coming closer, The Daily News reported Sunday. Miracle told the newspaper that he got into position, remembering his high school football training from 65 years earlier, and the suspect came barreling around the house.“He was looking back over his shoulder to see where they were, and he turned around the corner of the house and he was coming at me just like the runners used to do when I played football,” Miracle said. He ran toward the suspect, who halted and stumbled as Miracle launched a “cross-body block.” “I kicked out my knee, as I always did with a cross-body block, and caught his knee with my knee,” Miracle said. “He went down and so did I.”last_img read more

HC rejects Sayeedis plea for division in jail

first_imgDelawar Hossain SayeediThe High Court on Thursday rejected a writ plea filed by convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayeedi seeking division facilities in jail, reports UNB. The HC bench of justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order after concluding hearing on the petition on Wednesday.Earlier on 24 June, Sayeedi, who has been serving jail sentence in Kashimpur Jail-1, filed the writ petition with the HC saying that he had got division facilities while he was an under-trial prisoner.In the petition, Sayeedi sought the HC directive on the jail authorities to provide him with the division facilities in jail and to send him to a specialised hospital for treatment.The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on 28 February, 2013, sentenced Sayeedi to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in Pirojpur during the Liberation War in 1971.Following two appeals by Sayeedi and the government, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on 17 September, 2014 commuted Sayeedi’s death sentence to imprisonment until death.last_img read more

Physicists devise a means for measuring blood flow inside the body

first_img Being able to monitor blood flow is critical for many medical applications, most particularly when trying to diagnose obstructions that can lead to heart attacks or stroke. Ideally, doctors would be able to put a patient under a machine that would allow them to see all of the blood flowing throughout the entire body. This new research appears to be a step in that direction.Up until now, doctors have had to rely on one of two methods to detect blood flow in a patient. The first uses a form of Doppler ultrasound, and works as expected. Ultrasound signals are sent into the body and sensors listen for the Doppler effect that results as the sound is bounced back from blood moving closer to the sensor and then as it moves farther away again. The second method is called photoacoustic imaging and employs an infrared laser—blood beneath the skin is heated slightly causing a temporary pressure wave which can be detected by sensors. The first method only allows for fast moving blood and thus doesn’t work with capillaries. The second method can’t show blood moving as a continuous stream. In this new effort, the researchers combined the best features of the two methods to come up with something that is far superior to either.In the new method, ultrasound is used to heat a small patch of blood—when pulsed it causes the creation of hot-spots—the hot spots can then be seen and followed using photoacoustic imaging in real time. This meant that the researchers were able to watch as a sample of cow blood moved through tubing that simulated actually veins. To better simulate real conditions, the researchers heated blood in the tubing through a 5mm thick piece of chicken breast tissue.More testing will have to be done of course, to ensure the procedure doesn’t cause any harm, but if things go as planned, doctors may very soon be able to watch blood as it flows through vital body parts, noting if anything is going wrong. 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. Credit: L. Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2013) Citation: Physicists devise a means for measuring blood flow inside the body (2013, November 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-11-physicists-blood-body.html Journal information: Physical Review Letters © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Explore further More information: Ultrasonically Encoded Photoacoustic Flowgraphy in Biological Tissue, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 204301 (2013)AbstractBlood flow speed is an important functional parameter. Doppler ultrasound flowmetry lacks sufficient sensitivity to slow blood flow (several to tens of millimeters per second) in deep tissue. To address this challenge, we developed ultrasonically encoded photoacoustic flowgraphy combining ultrasonic thermal tagging with photoacoustic imaging. Focused ultrasound generates a confined heat source in acoustically absorptive fluid. Thermal waves propagate with the flow and are directly visualized in pseudo color using photoacoustic computed tomography. The Doppler shift is employed to calculate the flow speed. This method requires only acoustic and optical absorption, and thus is applicable to continuous fluid. A blood flow speed as low as 0.24  mm·s-1 was successfully measured. Deep blood flow imaging was experimentally demonstrated under 5-mm-thick chicken breast tissue. Doctors devise method of testing blood pressure using ultrasound (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at Washington University in Missouri has developed a new and better way to measure blood flow as it moves through the body. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they combined two blood flow measuring techniques to come up with a third method that offers the best view yet of blood as it moves through veins, arteries and even capillaries.last_img read more

Child protection committees set up in over 40000 villages

first_imgKolkata: In a significant move to counter the challenges posed by various social evils against children, the Bengal government has set up child protection committees (CPC) in more than 40,000 villages across the state.One of the main objectives of the initiative taken by the Mamata Banerjee government is to ensure that there is a mechanism in place at the grassroot level, so that the children are protected from being abused. “We have so far been able to set up CPCs at 40,000 villages across the state and are in the process of starting 18,000 more CPCs in other villages as well. We have a plan to set up CPCs at all blocks and village levels to ensure that there is not a single incident of child abuse. These CPCs will monitor the villages to create a protective environment for children,” said Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”Every child is special and we need to ensure that a child’s voice is heard. Our department is committed to ensure that a child does not become a victim of abuse or atrocities under any circumstance. The primary job of the CPCs would be to evolve a mechanism for ensuring child protection,” she added. It may be mentioned here that India is home to the largest child population in the world and more than 40 percent of Indian children are vulnerable. They are subject to abuse, exploitation, deprivation and neglect. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTo fight all sorts of social evils, an Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) has been introduced in the state to create and spread awareness among people, so that children can be provided a safe environment. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the state plays a pivotal role in ensuring welfare and rehabilitation of children who are in need of care and protection, while the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) is supposed to bring the children into mainstream life after they indulge in any unlawful practice. One of the serious menaces in the society is child trafficking. To check such incidents, the state government has also introduced a plan of action to combat human trafficking. The CPCs, with the help of child welfare police officers, conduct surveillance to prevent trafficking of children.last_img read more

Mali Rebels capture army soldiers after fighting in north

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Separatist rebels in northern Mali said they are holding 19 soldiers from the national army following recent fighting, further aggravating tensions in the region after nearly a month of heightened violence.“We captured 19 Malian soldiers during fighting last Friday. In the same fighting, we recorded one injury on our side,” said Moussa Ag Acharatoumane, a spokesman for the Coordination of Azawad Movements, a separatist coalition. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Men’s health affects baby’s health too Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories On Friday, the Coordination of Azawad Movements said Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of the northern village of Tin Hama, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Menaka.The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali said an investigation team had been deployed to “establish the facts” behind the allegations.In a statement Saturday, the United States State Department condemned the recent violence in northern Mali, citing the reported Tin Hama killings.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The clash occurred in the town of Tessit, in the northern Gao region.Supporters of the mostly Tuareg rebels used Facebook and Twitter to distribute photos of men in Malian army uniforms who were purported to be the captured soldiers. This could not be independently verified.A Malian defense official confirmed on Sunday that some soldiers were in rebel custody but would not say how many.“The terrorists are holding our soldiers, but I don’t want to enter into a war of numbers so I don’t want to tell you the number of soldiers,” said the official, Col. Diarran Kone, an adviser with Mali’s defense ministry.Tuareg rebels took over Mali’s north in 2012 before Islamic extremists hijacked the offensive, prompting a French-led military intervention in 2013 which pushed the extremists from the major cities and towns in the north.But northern Mali remains insecure, with the latest round of violence dating back to April 27, when separatists say armed groups allied with the military took over the Tuareg-held town of Menaka. The coalition of separatists then launched attacks in central and northern Mali and the fighting has killed at least 40 people, according to government figures. Comments   Share   last_img read more

Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Hard-line ministers criticized the defense minister for deploying the military.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breachescenter_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Comments   Share   JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says troops have moved into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition.The military says Tuesday that troops took over the under-construction complex inside the Beit El settlement overnight to remove protesters that had holed themselves up inside. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the scene and confronted the security forces.Israel’s Supreme Court has given the government until Thursday to dismantle the complex, which was built illegally. The government says it will fight the ruling and is making efforts to legalize the complex. The military says it will hold its position and await orders on how to proceed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywalllast_img read more

Brits eat 12000 tonnes of halloumi a year

first_imgBritons consume over 12,000 tonnes of halloumi cheese a year, the British High Commission said in a tweet on Saturday.The High Commission added the UK is main port of arrival for halloumi exports.On Friday, the High Commission said in a post on social media that even in the case of a no-deal Brexit there would still be no tariff on halloumi imports.“We know that this would be warmly welcomed by Cypriot exporters as well as British consumers,” the High Commission said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more