Former Michigan Player Posts Lengthy Message About Jim Harbaugh

first_img Glenda Hudson was upset when she heard Jim Harbaugh’s comments on mental health today. Her son, James, left Michigan and claims the NCAA is blocking his immediate eligibility at Cincinnati because he never reported issues at Michigan. For the first time, she’s speaking out: pic.twitter.com/9nTjTbs8wP— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) July 20, 2019Last night, former Wolverine player Jared Wangler took to Twitter to defend Harbaugh and implored people to stop letting “mediocre writers and twitter keyboard warriors create a false narrative.”“As someone who played under Coach Harbaugh for four years I can’t sit back and watch writers misconstrue his comments for click-bait and for the uninformed public to run wild with it,” Wangler wrote.“The Michigan Football program does a phenomenal job taking care of their players. Mental health is not something to take lightly nor is it fair to falsely accuse a man of inadequately providing support for his players.”This was really well said. As someone who played under Coach Harbaugh for four years I can’t sit back and watch writers misconstrue his comments for click-bait and for the uninformed public to run wild with it. https://t.co/pEePeNrqcf— Jared Wangler (@Jwangles2) July 20, 2019Coach Harbaugh, along with the rest of the staff, hold players to high standards in an ethical manner. As for the general public, stop letting mediocre writers and twitter keyboard warriors create a false narrative on something they know nothing about.— Jared Wangler (@Jwangles2) July 20, 2019Wangler played for the Wolverines from 2014-18, finishing out his career as a fifth-year senior last fall.His comments will raise some eyebrows, but it is quite clear he’s a big supporter of his coach. A closeup of Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh voiced a number of opinions on the transfer process in college football during Big Ten Media Days last week.Harbaugh advocated for every student-athlete to have the ability to transfer one time without the penalty of sitting out a year, which drew praise from writers and analysts. However, some of his other remarks drew criticism, including from the mother of a former player.In an interview with ESPNU on Friday, Harbaugh questioned some players who claimed to be transferring because of mental health issues. In response, the mother of Michigan transfer OL James Hudson spoke out, saying she was disappointed by the comments not only as a mother but as a mental health professional.Hudson is claiming the NCAA won’t give him a waiver to play immediately this season at Cincinnati because he did not report any mental health issues while at Michigan.last_img read more

Using my brain well in IPL this year: Hardik Pandya after MI win

first_img Rohan Sen New DelhiApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 19, 2019 10:47 IST Hardik Pandya smashed three sixes and two boundaries during his 15-ball 32 at the Kotla (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians (168/5) beat Delhi Capitals (128/9) by 40 runsHardik picked up a wicket and smashed 32 off 15 balls at the KotlaHardik has amassed 218 runs in the season so far in 9 matches and picked up 8 wicketsHardik Pandya once again starred for the Mumbai Indians on Thursday night as they defeated Delhi Capitals by 40 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla to jump to the second spot in the points table.Hardik picked up a wicket and smashed 32 off 15 balls as Mumbai Indians successfully defended 168 to notch up their sixth win of the season against a strong Delhi lineup.This year Hardik has easily been at his best and is making telling contributions for Mumbai Indians. So what has the all-rounder done differently this season? He thinks it’s his brain that he is using more effectively.”Even I was telling myself that I don’t think I’ve ever hit the ball better. I have been working hard in the nets and it has been coming off well for me. I like to keep the basics straight, even in the death if you keep your shape and hope for bowlers to miss, you can hit hard.”I am using my brain well, reading the wicket well in this season. I have five more games to go and then the play-offs, and I hope to keep going like this through the season,” Hardik Pandya said after the match against Delhi Capitals.A well deserved Man of the Match award for Hardik Pandya for his overall performance #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/62e8mHj9KrIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2019Hardik has amassed 218 runs in the season so far in 9 matches at an average of 43.60 and has picked 8 wickets in as many games. He has been one of the key reasons behind Mumbai’s consistency this season.advertisementOn Thursday, Hardik smashed three sixes and two boundaries which helped the visitors post 168 for 5 on the board. Hardik teamed up with his older brother Krunal to provide the much-needed late onslaught by hammering 51 runs off the last 18 balls to put Mumbai in a strong position.Hardik then took the wicket of Kagiso Rabada and gave away 17 runs from his two overs as Mumbai restricted Delhi to 129 for 9 in 20 overs. 19-year-old Rahul Chahar though, was the pick of the bowlers for MI as he finished with 3 for 19 off his four overs.DC suffered its first loss in the last four games and also its third loss at home out of four matches played at the Kotla this season.Mumbai, on the other hand, took another step towards the play-offs with their sixth win in nine games, taking them to 12 points, while Delhi remained on 10 points from nine matches.Also Read | Rahul Chahar joins forces with Pandyas to lift Mumbai Indians to No.2Also Read | Rahul Chahar a smart guy, love his attitude, says Rohit after MI crush DCAlso Read | DC vs MI Highlights, IPL 2019For 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 byrohan sen Using my brain well in IPL this year: Hardik Pandya after MI winHardik Pandya bagged his second man-of-the-match award in IPL 2019 after helping Mumbai Indians defeat Delhi Capitals on Thursday.advertisementlast_img read more

Mobile App to Slash Freight Costs

first_imgzoom Dutch companies will soon be the first in the world to be able to sign for goods via mobile phone, according to the European Shippers’ Council (ESC). At the initiative of EVO (Dutch Shippers’ Council), TLN (Transport and Logistics Netherlands) and the NBB (Dutch Inland Shipping Bureau), Beurtvaartadres is currently developing the first reliable standardised digital bill of lading: TransFollow. This week, at the ICT & Logistiek trade fair in Utrecht, Beurtvaartadres will present the latest step in this process, mobile (NFC) signing for received goods based on international standards. A trial will begin in December with a selected number of logistics service providers, senders and recipients.It is already possible to pay with a smartphone for consumers. TransFollow is now introducing mobile signing for goods in addition. The digitisation of freight data is important for many businesses, because in many cases a signed bill of lading is needed for invoicing and to comply with (tax-related) laws and regulations.Currently businesses have to wait for the paper version with all the signatures to be returned to them: with TransFollow this will happen in real time. Via the TransFollow platform, recipients also get an overview of the exact timing of all the goods to be received. Many suppliers of logistics software, board computers and logistics service providers are therefore already involved in the new platform.Currently businesses in the logistics chain use millions of paper bills of lading, packing slips and checklists every year. With 450 million freight movements a year and cost savings that can amount to tens of thousands of euros per business, this represents EUR 675 million (USD 850m) of potential savings on logistics a year. TransFollow is expected to become available to all businesses in the first half of 2015.Press Releaselast_img read more

Mise à jour sur les feux de forêt le mardi 16 août

first_imgVoici une mise à jour du gouvernement provincial sur les feux de forêt, publiée le mardi 16 août à 16 h. -30- Il n’y a aucun changement majeur, et les quatre feux demeurent entièrement circonscrits. Les équipes continuent de creuser pour trouver les points chauds et éteindre les flambées à Seven Mile Lake, comté d’Annapolis, et Ten Mile Lake, comté de Queens. Des patrouilles se poursuivent à Maitland Bridge, comté d’Annapolis, et à Perch Lake, comté de Pictou, mais ces feux ne sont plus actifs. Pendant les prochains jours, la section de la route 8 près de Maitland Bridge, dans le comté d’Annapolis, qui est fermée depuis la semaine dernière sera ouverte pendant la nuit, soit de 20 h à 8 h. Les restrictions sur les déplacements dans les régions boisées demeurent en vigueur à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse péninsulaire, et on demande aux gens de continuer d’éviter toute activité qui pourrait allumer d’autres feux. Il a été annoncé hier, 15 août, que les restrictions sur les déplacements dans les régions boisées ont été levées au Cap-Breton. Pour des renseignements sur les interdictions de brûlage : www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe/fr. Pour des renseignements supplémentaires sur les feux de forêt : www.novascotia.ca/nsfire/fr. last_img read more

PIL for conjugal visitation rights of prisoners HC seeks AAP govts reply

first_imgNEW DELHI: A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking to allow conjugal visits in prisons, with the argument that such a step is necessary to meet the fundamental and human rights of those incarcerated and also the spouses of those behind bars who suffer without any fault of their own.Terming the issue raised in the plea as “very interesting”, a division Bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh Sethi on Friday asked the Delhi government and Director General of Prisons to file a response to the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on August 2. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarSocial activist and lawyer Amit Sahni, who filed the petition through advocate N. Hariharan, told the court that denial of the right to conjugal visits abrogates basic fundamental rights as well as human rights of inmates in Delhi prisons. The concept of a conjugal visit is to allow a prison inmate to spend a particular period of time in private with legal spouse, during which they may also engage in sexual activity. In his plea, Sahni said conjugal visitation rights were not provided in prisons in the state though most of the prisoners fall in the category of sexually active age group. “Despite courts taking a progressive approach and various countries allowing conjugal visits considering it an important human right, and also in the light of studies backing conjugal visits as a factor to cut down crimes in jail and reform inmates, the Delhi Prison Rules, 2018 are totally silent on the issue,” the petition said. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”The conjugal visit cannot be denied to prisoners on the ground of already existing provisions of parole and furlough, which in any case, are not available to undertrial prisoners,” the plea said. The petitioner has sought direction to set aside Rule 608 of Delhi Prison Rule, 2018, which mandate the presence of a prison officer when a prisoner is meeting his or her spouse. He said that his petition is solely guided by the plight of many inmates and their spouses who, though not incarcerated, end up suffering the loss of conjugal relationship and the desire of becoming parents. Conjugal visits can be a preventive step to control sexually transmitted disease and the high rate of sexual crimes in prisons, the petitioner added.last_img read more

Ottawa studying impact of steel aluminum tariffs before supporting industry

first_imgMONTREAL – The Canadian government will study the impact of U.S. tariffs on the steel and aluminum industries before determining the financial support required to protect local jobs, the international trade minister said Monday.“The message we have been saying to everyone watching is we will always be there for the workers of that industry,” Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters at a two-day international aluminum summit.“We have shown it in the softwood lumber case and we will show it again that we will have their back.”The minister said the government will work with provinces to support the metal industries but didn’t go as far as Quebec which committed to help smaller aluminum producers.“If there is a risk of reducing their production or a risk of not being able to export as much, we will be there to support them in making sure that they maintain the jobs that they have in that sector,” Economic Development Minister Dominique Anglade said.The minister said a meeting will take place next Monday with the various players before details of the support are announced.U.S. President Donald Trump created global uncertainty after he ended exemptions for Canada, Mexico and the European Union by imposing 25 per cent import duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.That prompted Canada to retaliate by moving to add $16.6 billion in tariffs of its own that are set to be applied July 1. They will match the steel and aluminum tariffs and add duties to a wide range of consumer goods.The U.S. aluminum tariffs aren’t expected to have an immediate impact on jobs, but the goal is to avoid losing companies that transform aluminum to other products that are economically important for the industry.The summit ended with delegates calling on G7 leaders meeting next week in Quebec to formally request the G20 to create a Global Multilateral and Governmental Forum on Aluminum Overcapacity and establish an international monitoring system.Subsidized overcapacity and market-distorting behaviour from China is undermining the growth of the global aluminum industry, it said in a communique.Chinese primary smelting capacity is expected to grow 30 per cent in one year in 2018, adding 3.3 million tonnes of aluminum — more than Canada’s total production.China is expected to produce 49 million tonnes or 54 per cent of global capacity this year.“The United States is very well aware that China is the problem. China is the elephant in the room,” Jean Simard, president of the Aluminum Association of Canada said at a news conference.He said U.S. tariffs are a political manoeuvre that has nothing to do with Canadian aluminum or steel.Despite Trump’s tariff action, there is a lot of solidarity between the Canadian and American aluminum associations on China, he told reporters.“I think this is a real opportunity for us to use this kind of situation, use this kind of environment as a stepping off point to combine efforts and focus on the problem of illegal subsidies in China that are driving overcapacity,” added Heidi Brock, who heads the Aluminum Association.The 10 per cent tariff changes everything, added Raymond Chretien, Quebec’s chief trade negotiator and former Canadian ambassador to the U.S.Representatives of large aluminum producers said the industry needs to use the crisis to raise public awareness and trigger multilateral action to tackle Chinese oversupply, which is the real problem that has triggered U.S. action.“For the time being, this tariff is not aligned with the problem but still let’s use this momentum to make sure that we can do something fast,” said Gervais Jacques, chief operating officer of Rio Tinto Alcan’s Atlantic operation.Trump has generated chaos with his aggressive approach to trade but may have created an opportunity to build a multilateral trading system that deals with the reality of China’s state-owned enterprises, said Chad Bown, senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.“I think he has caught the attention of a lot of people around the world, including China, and China may be willing to engage on issues that they hadn’t previously been willing to come to the bargaining table before,” he said.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitterlast_img read more

Morocco donates cars to Cote DIvoires National Assembly

first_imgTaroudant – Morocco donated cars to the Ivorian National Assembly Tuesday in the context of king Mohamed VI’s visit to Côte d’Ivoire.According to Maghreb Arab Press, the Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy chaired Tuesday in Abidjan, with the President of the Ivorian National Assembly, Mr. Guillaume Soro, the ceremony of handing over the keys of a number of cars donated by Morocco to the National Assembly of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.The Moroccan minister described the cooperation as important and symbolic saying that “today we are going through an important, symbolic and historic moment in South-South cooperation.” For his part, Guillaume Soro said that the “relations between the two countries are in constant development, under the impetus of the leaders of both countries, who are animated by the common desire to make fraternity the foundation of a true partnership in all areas.”in the context of the royal visit to a number of Sub-Saharan African countries, Morocco launched a number of programs and signed partnerships aiming at developing the south-south cooperation with its African counterparts.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

BlackBerrys hometown flooded with hightech job seekers after wave of layoffs

WATERLOO, Ont. — After BlackBerry helped build its reputation as the epicentre of Canada’s technology sector, Waterloo, Ont., is working against the odds to find jobs for hundreds of employees who have been laid off by the smartphone company.[np_storybar title=”BlackBerry not the first Canadian tech darling to take a fall” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/08/blackberry-ltd-isnt-the-first-canadian-tech-company-to-go-from-rockstar-to-near-ruin/”%5DHere are some formerly rockstar businesses that ended up as turnaround candidates, their tale of woes and their often unhappy conclusions. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]At a convention centre on the outskirts of the city, nearly 700 people — about half of them former BlackBerry staff — gathered at a technology jobs fair this week where they hoped to find a position at another company.But the overwhelming attendance suggested that most would face disappointment.“My goal is to try and meet with prospective employers,” said Mike Holownych, a Kitchener, Ont., resident who lost his job with BlackBerry in 2012 but wants to stay in the region.I’ve been sending out resumes like crazy, but I can’t just sit and expect something is going to come from that“I’ve been looking in the tech sector since August of last year. Most of the interest I’ve been getting has been outside of the area, both in Toronto and in the states.”While the jobs fair was planned with BlackBerry employees in mind, it was open to everyone, and the overwhelming attendance offered a glimpse of just how intense the pursuit of well-paying jobs has become in Waterloo.Those valuable positions are even rarer after BlackBerry announced plans in September to reduce its staff by an additional 4,500 employees, many of them centralized at its headquarters.Weathering the Canadian jobs market is major challenge for Communitech, an organization that rallies behind Waterloo technology firms. Communitech also oversees the government-funded program Tech Jobs Connex, which is solely responsible for helping former BlackBerry employees find new positions through organizing events like this one.At the jobs fair, booths were set up by 50 companies — some larger firms like Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) while others were local startups — and each planned to hire roughly five employees.Those numbers suggest that, at best, about a third of the prospective employees were likely to land a new job from the event.“You realize what your competition is like,” said Paula Hossack, a Waterloo resident who lost her job at a consumer products manufacturing company in a layoff last month.“I’ve been sending out resumes like crazy, but I can’t just sit and expect something is going to come from that.”Hossack arrived with a binder of resumes and a plan: She wanted to meet face-to-face with prospective employers and try and stand out from the crowd. But she also realized the room was full of former BlackBerry (TSX:BB) employees who come with a wealth of experience.“There’s a lot of very educated people out here today and it’s intimidating,” she said.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins Meanwhile, Communitech said it was concerned about locals who were trained at the city’s universities and colleges and who could now be lured away from the region. Recently, Apple Inc. swooped into the community to entice some ex-BlackBerry staff and University of Waterloo graduates.“We’re fully aware of it, but it’s not something that we’ve actively endorsed,” said Karen Gallant, who oversees the BlackBerry jobs program.We want to keep the talent here in Canada and not send them to Silicon Valley or anywhere like that“We want to keep the talent here in Canada and not send them to Silicon Valley or anywhere like that.”Mobile payments firm Square Inc. has established a local office that will eventually house 30 to 40 Canadian employees, said Jack Dorsey, the company’s CEO who also founded Twitter.“We’re really inspired by the engineers up here, so we want to invest in it,” he said in a recent interview, pointing to local schools as a key resource.“There’s a skill level that was extremely impressive to us right away.”Other U.S. companies, like Google and Motorola, are in the process of bulking up their offices in Waterloo.While major tech firms moving into the area is promising on one level, their presence comes with a number of caveats.Many foreign tech firms have opened shop in Canada because employees work for less pay and because companies receive tax breaks from the government. But past experience has shown that Canadian tax incentives can be fleeting and that tech companies will turn on a dime when they find a better offer.This year, Vancouver’s video game and film industry lost hundreds of jobs at companies like Pixar, which decided to retreat back to the United States.And video game maker Electronic Arts shuttered operations in Vancouver and moved some of its offices to Waterloo where there are better tax breaks offered by the Ontario government.Those factors make the entry of U.S. companies bittersweet. For years BlackBerry headquarters was the backbone for the smaller startup community that grew up around it, and its Canadian roots ensured it wouldn’t pack up operations.In some ways, those days are over as BlackBerry focuses on being a much leaner and changing its business approach.Further pink slips will be issued into next year as the smartphone company moves ahead with already announced cuts, which will push another wave of job seekers into the market.Some former BlackBerry employees are fortunate enough to have already found jobs. Jim MacMillan was laid off in August and began the job hunt soon afterwards. He said he is wrapping up negotiations to take a job with a local company.“I was motivated, let’s put it that way,” he said.“I don’t want to sound selfish, but I wanted to get moving, because I knew the market was going to be saturated with people looking.” read more

Familys web makes it hard to track cash from opioid maker

Cities and states suing Purdue Pharma L.P. for its role in the opioid crisis say its family owners withdrew billions in profits. But where is that money and how much should be fair game in ongoing settlement talks?Answers are complicated by the way members of the Sackler family have shielded their wealth in a web of companies and trusts, a review by The Associated Press has found. Some are registered in offshore tax havens far from Purdue’s Connecticut headquarters.The web’s complexity and offshore reach could affect the calculus for government lawyers as they pursue the company, including how to calibrate demands in settlement negotiations.All but two U.S. states and 2,000 local governments have taken legal action against Purdue, other manufacturers and distributors. Sixteen states have sued family members by name.Purdue’s CEO has said the company could file for bankruptcy. And this week, news organizations reported that Purdue, the family and government lawyers are negotiating a possible settlement, valued at $10 billion to $12 billion, that would see the Sacklers give up company ownership and contribute $3 billion of their own money.But AP’s review of court papers, securities filings by companies that have had dealings with Purdue, and documents leaked from an exclusive Bermuda law firm, show how the family has tried to protect its wealth.“The Sacklers allegedly moved significant money offshore, which potentially would make it harder for any judgment creditor to reach,” said Mark Chalos, a lawyer representing counties and cities including Nashville, Tennessee, in suits against opioids makers.“This is the real question and you’re seeing it playing out in a lot of different states in different ways,” said Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, a professor of law at the University of Georgia. “How do you make sure that they (the Sacklers) are not siphoning off those assets and hiding them away?”A representative for the family of Purdue co-founder Mortimer Sackler declined to comment for this story, as did a company spokeswoman. A representative for the relatives of Raymond Sackler, Purdue’s other scion, did not respond to a request for comment.When the Oxycontin maker plead guilty in 2007 to a federal charge it mislead the public about the drug’s risks, it listed 215 companies under its umbrella. But that did not include some companies used to manage property and investments for family members or the trusts, some offshore, set up to administer their fortunes.Some offshore entities “appear to have served as conduits for monies from Purdue,” a lawyer for New York’s attorney general wrote recently to the judge presiding over the state’s lawsuit.Many companies set up limited partnerships and subsidiaries to cap shareholder liabilities and many wealthy individuals manage investments through opaque entities.But an examination of the Sacklers’ web shows striking complexity, while revealing links between far-flung holdings.A British estate owned by Theresa Sackler, widow of one of Purdue’s founders and a former board member, is one example. On paper, it is owned and run by a handful of companies, most based in Bermuda, all controlled by an offshore trust.But documents leaked from Appleby, a Bermuda law firm employed by numerous wealthy clients, show that the companies belong to the Sacklers, among at least 30 island-based entities controlled through family trusts.It has long been known that the Sacklers use Bermuda as a base for Mundipharma, a network of companies set up to do business outside North America. But their island portfolio also includes family foundations and an insurer, according to documents leaked in 2017 to the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung. The documents, among millions known as the Paradise Papers, were shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists which provided access to the AP.The Sacklers’ use of offshore holding companies and trusts is telling, said Jeffrey Winters, a Northwestern University professor whose research focuses on how the powerful protect their fortunes.“One would not put those trusts there if you didn’t see some wealth defence benefit,” Winters said. “It’s very hard to see what’s in there and it’s very hard to seize what’s in there. That’s the purpose.”But David S. Neufeld, an international tax lawyer who works with wealthy clients and closely held companies, said the layered, partly offshore structure used to control Purdue, while not typical, is also not that uncommon.“Somewhere in this picture is a desire to limit exposure to business liabilities. That’s not, in and of itself, a problem. That’s the very nature” of setting up a corporation, Neufeld said.The Sacklers had an estimated net worth of $13 billion as of 2016, making them America’s 19th-richest family, according to Forbes magazine. One of their largest holdings outside pharmaceuticals appears to be an estimated $1.7 billion portfolio in a family company, Cap 1 LLC, that recently sold a stake in 17 U.S. ski resorts.Massachusetts, New York and other states are alleging that the family has worked methodically to move money out of Purdue to insulate their fortune.The family’s withdrawal of substantial sums from Purdue was noted by Dr. Richard Sackler, the former president and chairman, in a 2014 email to his sons, filed as an exhibit in court proceedings.“In the years when the business was producing massive amounts of cash,” he wrote, “the shareholders departed from the practice of our industry peers and took the money out of the business.”He did not need to remind his sons that the only shareholders of Purdue are Sacklers.It is not clear where the money drawn from Purdue ended up. New York’s attorney general alleges that the Sacklers sent it offshore to “unknown trusts, partnerships, companies” and other entities they control.Lawsuits allege that the Sacklers’ money management decisions were framed by their awareness of state investigations of Purdue.“Despite this knowledge, the Sackler defendants continued to vote to have Purdue pay the Sackler Families significant distributions and send money to offshore companies,” Nevada’s lawsuit says.Purdue agreed in March to a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma to avoid going to trial. That included $75 million from the Sacklers.A federal judge in Cleveland overseeing suits by local governments has pushed all parties to work toward a nationwide settlement. The resulting negotiations have included representatives for some of the state attorneys general who have filed suit.The first federal trials are scheduled to start in October. Unless there’s a settlement, family members could face more questions about their decisions to move money out of Purdue, some of it offshore.At trial, lawyers for states and cities would “need to prove that the transfer of the money to these offshore accounts were made with fraudulent intent,” said William J. Moon, a professor of law at the University of Maryland.Getting a judge to seize Sackler assets in the U.S. would require government lawyers to show they’re likely to win the case, Miami attorney Gregory Grossman said. But it would be far easier than getting a U.S. judge to freeze offshore assets, he said.“How comfortable is the court with ordering the seizure of things that are not in their jurisdiction?” Grossman said. “If they are comfortable, will they get co-operation with folks on the other side of the pond?”Adam Geller, The Associated Press read more

Security Council calls for respect of entire LebanonIsrael Blue Line

In a statement read to journalists by Russia’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Andrey Denisov, who is Council president for November, the 15 members appealed to all parties to respect the Blue Line in its entirety, exercise the utmost restraint and refrain from any action that could further escalate the situation.They repeated their call on the Government of Lebanon to extend its authority and to exert its monopoly over the use of force in all of its territory, in accordance with Council resolutions.A UN spokesman said on Tuesday that the hostilities resulted in the reported deaths of several Hizbollah fighters and an unconfirmed number of wounded on both sides, and that the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) brokered a ceasefire to prevent a further escalation of tensions.

19 Cubatrained doctors sworn in to medical profession

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related300 Guyanese scholars returnAugust 2, 2013In “Health”“Put your cell phones down…” Minister Roopnaraine urges new batch of doctorsAugust 31, 2017In “Health”40 Cuban-trained medical students to complete internship at regional hospitalsAugust 17, 2016In “Health” The 2018 batch Cuba-trained Medical DoctorsA batch of Cuba-trained doctors, on Saturday, August 25, 2018, was sworn into the medical profession. These doctors underwent six years of theoretical training in Cuba after which they would have completed one year internship in Guyana.Among the graduates, four were from St. Kitts and Nevis, three from Antigua and St. Lucia and one from Malaysia. While the Guyanese and other Caribbean state graduates were eager to serve their home countries, the lone Malaysian has excitedly indicated her interest in remaining in Guyana and serving.Dr Marlene Raphael, a Malaysian, said she has enjoyed her period of internship in Guyana and is keeping her fingers crossed for the opportunity to provide medical service to Guyanese through the public health system.She noted that initially the plan, as instituted by scholarship agreement, was to submit herself to learning then to return to her home country and help in the building and sustaining of her home country’s health sector. However, she has since decided to render her services further afield.“It’s been an amazing experience in both Cuba and Guyana and I am really thankful to both the Governments of Cuba and Guyana for giving me this opportunity. For now, I have graduated, I really enjoyed my stay here and I am hoping to continue working here if God is willing,” Dr Raphael noted.The newly-minted medical graduate, who aspires to specialise in Gynaecology, has noted the difference between the healthcare systems in the two countries. “Switching systems, coming from Cuba which is a completely government-run healthcare system to coming to Guyana and seeing the differences how the public system merges with the private healthcare, it’s been an interesting contrast… something I have learnt is that public health is really the cornerstone of any health care system.”Dr Raphael hopes to be granted time to work in Guyana to be a part of the modernising of the local health care system.Meanwhile, Dr Sodavie Naraine, the Valedictorian of the 2018 graduating batch of doctors, reflected that she has willed herself to be trained in this area in order to return to Guyana and serve.Dr Naraine, like colleague Dr Raphael, has embraced the charge of service which lies ahead and encouraged her colleagues to be the best at what they have been trained to do. She remarked to her colleagues that this is just the beginning of the journey to becoming great medical professionals.“We should ask ourselves constantly, what are we doing to better ourselves,” Dr. Narine explained adding that, “we (doctors) shouldn’t get accustomed to the sufferings of the patient, instead we should treat every patient with compassion and in the end, we should be able to relieve the pain, suffering and anxiety of the population in general.”The graduation ceremony was held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) Liliendaal, Guyana.Officials representing the Cuban Government, Ministry of Presidency’s Department of Public Service and the Ministry of Public Health, all attended the brief ceremony which saw the review of the batch’s period of study.Also, the ceremony saw remarks from Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Boyle and Vincent Alexander who gave the feature address on behalf of the Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine.The newly accredited doctors were reminded to display humility as they take up the mantle of senior health professionals. Further, they were encouraged to take advantage of Continuing Medical Education sessions which will contribute to their professional development.Moreover, the doctors were reminded of their responsibility to communicate with their patients and always be cognisant of the fact they are not just preventing or curing an illness or medical abnormality but rather they are actually saving lives. read more

Google to release Swypelike Nexus Keyboard for Android

first_imgOne of the major rumors that is surrounding the upcoming Google announcement on October 29th is a new keyboard for the Android platform. The keyboard has been rumored to contain Swype-like features and be a complete replacement for the existing Android keyboard. If true, this will mark the third time Google has performed a major overhaul of Android’s virtual keyboard. With each release, the keyboard has improved dramatically, but the core functionality has never changed so drastically as the current rumors seem to suggest.The team at Google is more than familiar with Swype. During the Android Fireside Chat at Google I/O this year, towards the end of the discussion (42 minutes into the YouTube recording), someone from the audience asked the team if they had considered buying Swype. The keyboard replacement, now owned by Nuance, is pre-loaded on a variety of Android handsets. The Android team explained that a lot of time and effort was spent on making it easy for users to choose their own keyboards, and it was pointed out that while there are no shortage of Swype fans out there, plenty of people still enjoy the stock keyboard.It’s unlikely that Google would buy Swype, but there’s nothing stopping them from making their own version. Unlike Apple, who uses Nuance to power Siri, Google has never needed to license anything from the speech recognition company. In fact, in this arena, Nuance and Google compete directly. Nuance purchased Swype to improve their own keyboard, Flex T9. While Swype offered a vastly superior typing solution on their keyboard, Nuance’s voice controls were a key feature that Swype could really benefit from. The merger created a much more powerful keyboard backed by a larger company.Swype is now so popular that HTC has implemented a knockoff on their One line of devices. If Google were to build a new keyboard, it is unlikely that they would go the same route as HTC.It would make much more sense for Google to continue following their plan for their Nexus devices. Take Chrome, for example. While the Chrome browser is in many ways superior to the stock Android browser, Google does not force anyone to make it Chrome the default. When an OEM makes a device, they can choose to use Chrome, or they can implement the stock browser. On Nexus devices, Chrome is pre-loaded as the Google experience.Following this thinking, if Google were to release a radically different keyboard, it would make more sense to release it as a separate app that can be installed by anyone and included on Nexus devices. This would enable the entire Android user base to take advantage of new software, and dramatically raise the bar for existing virtual keyboards, like Swype.It seems like Google has a lot in store for everyone on October 29. If a new keyboard is among the news, it would make the most sense for Google to include it on the new LG Nexus 4, but release it as an app for anyone to use instead of replacing the stock Android keyboard.last_img read more

Debt crisis changes eating habits

first_imgNine out of 10 Greeks have changed their food shopping habits since the debt crisis started eating into household budgets with one in four claiming to buy only the basics, according to a new study. The study, conducted by consumer protection group KEPKA on a sample of 1260 respondents last month, compared people’s eating and shopping habits to those reported in 2006. The study found that two out of 10 respondents (19.9 per cent) cited the impact of the debt crisis as a contributing factor to the change in their eating habits. This is up 17 per cent from 2006, when just 2.6 per cent said financial concerns influenced their diet. Health remained the primary concern, with 41.74 per cent saying that they had healthy eating in mind when shopping. Indeed, consumption of milk, bread, fruit and vegetables is said to have increased to an almost daily basis while most respondents claimed to have limited their consumption of pork, soft drinks and French fries to once a week. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

The phantom menace

first_imgAustralian media – as well as international press – have this week reported on Greek political party Golden Dawn’s presence in Melbourne. The reports – armed with Nazi rhetoric and subsequent fear – have informed mainstream Australians that a Greek Nazi party has formed in Australia. But should we be concerned by this said ‘presence’ when we don’t know who Golden Dawn in Melbourne really are? “This is nothing more than misinterpreted information,” Nicholas Kotsiras, Minister for Multiculturalism and Citizenship, tells Neos Kosmos. “It is wrong and simply propaganda in an attempt to win some sympathy.” He said that Golden Dawn has “no place in Greece” and is not and will never be welcomed in Melbourne. The media reported that the Greek far-right political party had in fact set up a Melbourne chapter. And where did they get this information from? A letter sent to the media – including Neos Kosmos – from a hotmail account. The letter sent by ‘Golden Dawn Melbourne’ was in response to an article in The Age entitled Ban sought on far-right Greek party about a petition signed by Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor to prevent the entry into Australia by 18 Golden Dawn parliamentarians from Greece. In the letter, Golden Dawn Melbourne said they had set up a chapter in Melbourne to “raise awareness of the current political situation in Greece to Greek Australians”. However, Neos Kosmos has contacted this email address, on a number of occasions, to clarify details about the party, such as names and total members involved, and the response has been that a solicitor of the party will contact us with the details. Even in the letter, Golden Dawn Melbourne mentioned that if journalists continued to “harass individual members” of the party, they would face legal action. Problem is, no one knows who these individual members – if they are in fact members (plural) – are. “Golden Dawn is an embarrassment and an insult to Hellenism and what Greece has stood for and fought for over the years,” said Mr Kotsiras. Even though the letter suggested a list of facts by the party, including “If it is OK for Israel to have only Jews as its citizens, then I’m sure the oldest race in the world, the Hellenic race, has a right to only have Hellenes in our country as citizens”, when this is simply untrue, the facts that we have are: * all communication from Golden Dawn comes from one email, a hotmail account, that anyone can open. An account that any person with internet access can create using any name chosen by them. For example, you can go out right now and open a Hotmail account entitled banana@hotmail.com because you like bananas. Because of this, we can not confirm that Golden Dawn are in fact a ‘party’ as such. For all we know, it could just be coming from one person. * the reports suggested that Golden Dawn’s Melbourne chapter was alive and, literally, kicking this year when they ‘hijacked’ the Greek National Independence Day and clashes ensued. The truth? There were four people at the march wearing Golden Dawn paraphernalia who stood on the sidelines and watched – hardly a hijack and clash now is it? * the reports misquoted Neos Kosmos saying that the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will not be banning the 18 Greek Golden Dawn MPs from entering the country. Even the PM herself has the nous not to give a political party, made up of archaic and dangerous nationalist ideologies, any legs. The truth is we have no proof that Golden Dawn actually exists in Melbourne, that they have a party. A few people seen at a march wearing a Golden Dawn jumper should hardly ignite concern and fear that they will create – or have created – a chapter here. After all, their policies on immigration go against the very grain, the very nature of Greek Australian existence in the Antipodes. Hypocrisy at its best; thy name is Golden Dawn. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Science Says Multiverse May Sustain Life

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on target Stephen Hawking got the ball rolling in his final theory on the origin of the universe, which provides evidence for the presence of a “multiverse.”Which, if he’s right and it does exist outside of Marvel Comics, means there may be extraterrestrial life out there after all.New research from the UK and Australia shows that other universes may not be as inhospitable to life as we previously thought. The key, researchers said, is dark energy—a mysterious “force” accelerating the expansion of the cosmos.By adding more of it (up to a few hundred times the amount observed in our universe), the international team of cosmologists were able to simulate its “modest impact” on star and planet formation.These reproductions were produced under the EAGLE (Evolution and Assembly of GaLaxies and their Environments) project.“For many physicists, the unexplained but seemingly special amount of dark energy in our universe is a frustrating puzzle,” Jaime Salcido, a postgraduate student in Durham University‘s Institute for Computational Cosmology, said in a statement.“Our simulations show that even if there was much more dark energy or even very little in the universe,” he continued, “then it would only have a minimal effect on star and planet formation, raising the prospect that life could exist throughout the multiverse.”Introduced in the mid- to late-1980s, the idea of a multiverse explains the “luckily small” amount of dark energy in that enabled life.As the story goes, our universe began with the Big Band. During a period of rapid expansion (known as inflation), the cosmos swelled from subatomic to gold ball-sized almost instantaneously—possibly creating various pocket worlds, i.e., the multiverse.Which, according to Hawking, may not be so different from our own.“The multiverse was previously thought to explain the observed value of dark energy as a lottery,” Luke Barnes, a Templeton Research Fellow at Western Sydney University. “We have a lucky enough ticket and live in the universe that forms beautiful galaxies which permit life as we know it.“Our work shows that our ticket seems a little too lucky, so to speak,” he continued. “It’s more special than it needs to be. This is a problem for the multiverse; a puzzle remains.”This sounds like a job for Supergirl and The Flash!The findings are published in two papers—one led by Durham University, the other by the University of Sydney—in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Investigation Of Alaska National Guard Sexual Assault Allegations Underway

first_imgThe head of the federal  National Guard Bureau says the investigation now underway into allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the Alaska National Guard should not be hidden away.General Frank Grass. (Department of Defense photo)In response to questions from Sen. Lisa Murkowski at a congressional hearing this morning, General Frank Grass said investigators from the Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations are on the case.“What we’ve done at the request of the state is sent up an investigation team, about three weeks ago,” General Grass said. “We’re looking at a broad brush of complaints and we’ll do the analysis.”“I’m free to come brief you in more detail on where we’re at on that and how much time it might take.”Murkowski accepted the general’s offer but says the outcome of the investigation should be transparent to remove the cloud hanging over the Alaska National Guard. Gen. Grass agreed, although he said the report would go to the governor.Some of the allegations date back as far as 2010.last_img read more

Mother of teen shot in face speaks out on gun violence

first_imgIn the end of October, 19-year-old Caia Delavergne was shot in the head by a new acquaintance. Incredibly, she survived. Now, her mother, Chelan Schreifels  is speaking out against gun violence.Download AudioSchreifels is organizing an Orange Walk in Anchorage. It’s part of a larger national movement to raise awareness of gun violence in honor of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.Schreifels says her daughter was hanging out with a man named Conor when his best friend Christian burst into the house and started shooting.Photo courtesy Chelan SchreifelsSCHREIFELS: Caia was sitting in the upstairs bedroom, they were getting ready to watch a movie and he ran upstairs, found her sitting on the bed then shot her point blank in the face and then he left.She did call 9-1-1 from her phone, but they weren’t able to help her because they didn’t know where she was, because she didn’t know the address she was at.So she didn’t want to go downstairs because she was afraid he was still in the house, so she jumped out the second story window and actually saw him exit the house, after she had jumped out, and saw him drive away. Thankfully he didn’t see her. And then she got up and ran out the road on 5th and N Street and started trying to flag down some vehicles to help her. And multiple vehicles passed her by without stopping, and finally one person did stop and they determined that she needed help. Got her in the car, called 9-1-1, and sat there with her and held her until the police were able to come.”HILLMAN: In the first initial weeks, I’m sure you were mostly thinking about your daughter, but how did it make you think about gun violence differently?SCHREIFELS:Well, the first thing is, obviously there was a lot of shock, but just that feeling of, this is wrong. I should not have had to worry sending my child to college in her first semester of university. I’d literally just been in Anchorage in September, so I’d seen her six weeks before. Moved her into her dorm. It just seemed so unreal that this could happen. The more I found out about Christian [the alleged shooter] and on his Facebook page, he’s glorifying guns and has so many pictures and videos of himself shooting high-powered assault rifles. I kept thinking thank goodness it wasn’t worse. Thankfully she survived and she’s making a recovery now and she’ll be able to make a full recovery. Obviously, that was a life-changing moment for me.And this is not the first time I’ve been affected by gun violence in my life. I’ve lost two very close family members and multiple friends. And I grew up in Mountain View and shootings were almost a daily occurrence. And I thought it was normal, but two years ago I moved to Japan and it took me about  or 3 months to realize that I wasn’t living in fear when I was walking around anymore. It was a big wake up moment for me in that gun violence is not a way of life everywhere.HILLMAN:  What are you hoping the effects of the Orange Walk will be? What are you hoping it will change?SCHREIFELS: My big thing with the Orange Walk is I’m hoping it can bring people together. I myself am a gun owner as well as most of my friends and my family. And so I’m not against gun ownership or gun rights, so to say. But I am against people infringing up our liberty and our feeling of safety in the community. And I want everybody to come together—gun owners, non-gun owners—all of us to come together and understand that we’re in this together. We’re going to put a face on violence and say it’s unacceptable. We’re not going to stand for our innocent family and friends being gunned down any more.The Orange Walk will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage.last_img read more

22000 held in antinarcotic drive Minister

first_imgHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan. File photoAt least 22,000 people have been detained since 123 May launch of a nationwide anti-narcotic drive, said home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Monday.Speaking at a press meet at the Secretariat, the minister also said that the authorities will continue the drive until the drug trade is brought under control, according to UNB.The press meet was arranged to announce the schedule of programmes marking the forthcoming International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.Every year, 26 June is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by the United Nations (UN) member countries. According to a resolution of UN General Assembly taken on December 1987, the day was fixed as an international day.Replying to reporters’ query on the number of deaths occurred during the ongoing anti-narcotic drive, the home minister said, “I cannot state the specific statistics of death in the moment but till now at least 22,000 were arrested.”Drive is against drugs and not aimed at killing anyone, claimed Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in reference to the deaths triggered by ‘gunfights’ during the anti-narcotic drive.The minister also added, “It’s normal for the law enforcers to open fire to protect their own life from the weapons of the illegal drug traders”.Earlier in the day, an alleged drug trader was killed and another injured in what the law enforcement call a gunfight with police at Chowka in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.With the latest one, at least 120 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.The extrajudicial killings have created a wave of strong criticism across the country, particularly after the publication of audio clip of the killing of Cox’s Bazar Awami League leader Akramul Haque.Akramul Haque, a ward councillor of Teknaf municipality and local Awami League leader was killed in what Rab claimed was a “gunfight” between the elite force and drug peddlers in Cox’s Bazar on 27 May.On Thursday, speaking at a press conference at Cox’s Bazar Press Club, Akramul’s wife Ayesha Begum alleged that her husband was murdered in cold blood. She also gave journalists four unverified audio clips of chilling conversations in support of her claim. In one of the clips, a female voice is heard continuously screaming over a mobile phone hearing gunshots during a phone call. Ayesha claimed that the female voice was hers and the gunshots were fired at her husband.last_img read more

BGE Celebrates Veterans Day Honors 350 Military Member Employees

first_imgBALTIMORE– Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is proud to join millions of Americans honoring our active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day. As the nation honors the men and women who serve our country today, BGE offers special thanks to its more than 350 military members driving excellence in service and reliability as valued employees.All active, retired and reservist military members employed at BGE received special pins to commemorate their service, along with letters from executive leadership at BGE and the Exelon Corporation, its parent company.“Across all areas of our company, BGE is indebted to our active and retired servicemen and women,” said BGE CEO Calvin Butler Jr. “All of our team members are creative and passionate; however, leadership, collaboration and mission-focused work are particular areas of strength among those who have military experience. Their impact is clear through their performance here at BGE and most importantly, in our strength as a nation.”Many of BGE’s military and military-supporting civilian employees are members of Exelon Militaries Actively Connected (EMAC) employee resource group (ERG).   The ERG provides a support network for self-identifying employees with prior, active or reserve duty military service and civilian advocates.EMAC is among several groups invited by Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh to participate in a Veterans Day March to Baltimore’s War Memorial monument for a ceremony honoring veterans this morning beginning at 9:00 a.m.“It is very gratifying to be part of a company with a very clear commitment to supporting veteran employees,” says EMAC Baltimore President and BGE Procurement Specialist Dawn Adams-Alexander. “Knowing that my ideas, experiences and perspectives as a veteran are a welcomed part of our company’s culture makes my work that much more valuable, and advocacy for fellow veterans that much more rewarding.”The Military Times named Exelon Corporation among its top 50 ‘Best For Vets’ employers ranking in May, citing the company’s practices in recruiting military members, veteran-related policy and organizational culture for veteran support.last_img read more

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first_img News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. 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September 1, 2009 – A study used structural and functional MRI scans to identify increased gray matter in the brain developed after three-months of practicing the video game Tetris.In the study, “MRI assessment of cortical thickness and functional activity changes in adolescent girls following three months of practice on a visual-spatial task,” published in Biomedical Central (BMC) Research Notes today, researchers at the Mind Research Network used brain imaging and Tetris to investigate whether practice makes the brain efficient because it increases gray matter. Over a three-month period, adolescent girls practiced Tetris, a computer game requiring a combination of cognitive skills. The girls completed both structural and functional MRI scans before and after the three-month practice period, as did girls in the control group who did not play Tetris. A structural MRI was used to assess cortical thickness, and a functional MRI was used to assess efficient activity. The girls who practiced showed greater brain efficiency, consistent with earlier studies. Compared to controls, the girls that practiced also had a thicker cortex, but not in the same brain areas where efficiency occurred. Researchers wanted to see if mental practice increased cortical thickness, a sign of more gray matter. If it did, it could be an explanation for why previous studies have shown that mental practice increases brain efficiency. More gray matter in an area could mean that the area would not need to work as hard during Tetris play. “We showed that practice on a challenging visuospatial task has an impact on the structure of the cortex, which is in keeping with a growing body of scientific evidence showing that the brain can change with stimulation and is in striking contrast with the pervasive and only-recently outmoded belief that our brain’s structure is fixed,” said Dr. Sherif Karama, M.D., a co-investigator at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Changes in cortical thickness were not where investigators saw more efficiency. Therefore, the manner in which a thicker cortex and increased brain efficiency are related remains a mystery. The areas of the brain that showed relatively thicker cortex were the Brodmann Area (BA) 6 in the left frontal lobe and BA 22 and BA 38 in the left temporal lobe. Scientists believe BA 6 plays a role in the planning of complex, coordinated movements. BA 22 and BA 38 are believed to be the part of the brain active in multisensory integration-or our brain’s coordination of visual, tactile, auditory, and internal physiological information. Functional MRI (fMRI) showed greater efficiency after practice mostly in the right frontal and parietal lobes including BAs 32, 6, 8, 9, 46 and BA 40. These areas are associated with critical thinking, reasoning, and language and processing. According to the researchers, Tetris was a useful tool for brain research. Tetris is apparently complex for the brain, requiring many cognitive processes such as attention, hand/eye co-ordination, memory and visual spatial problem solving all working together very quickly. A number of previous scientific studies also have used Tetris.The researchers chose to use adolescents in this study because it is more likely to see changes in developing brains. Girls were chosen because boys tend to have considerably more computer game experience and, therefore, may not show detectable brain change after game practice. All 26 girls in the study had limited computer game experience. BMC Research Notes is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal.For more information: www.biomedcentral.com/bmcresnotes/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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