Nick Calathes, a star point guard for Greece’s national basketball team – by way of the University of Florida – won’t have the limelight with NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo taking it – and said that the U.S. team could lose in the quarterfinals at the world tourney coming up in China.Calathes, whose $2.5 million salary makes him the third-best player in Europe, and who played with the Memphis Grizzlies, said the U.S. should be favored despite sending back benchers instead of stars staying home.Once you get to the knockout round, one loss and you’re out. “It’s not like the NBA where it’s best-of-seven,” Calathes told TheLines.com in a phone call from Athens.“One team that is having a good day can get you that day, any day…For this version of Team USA, a lot of guys have not played international ball, and it’s just a totally different style of play,” Calathes said. “The spacing is different, a lot of offense takes place in the paint, and it’s definitely more physical. Stuff that’s usually a foul in the NBA will be legal in China.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
PARIS — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger’s “buy-now” collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On Sunday, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli yet again received a standing ovation and Thom Browne continued to blur gender lines.Here are highlights from fall-winter ready-to-wear shows.TOMMY’S SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERFor Hilfiger’s disco-inspired show, the Champs-Elysees Theatre flashed with Pac-Man and Space Invaders arcade games while excited guests, including British race car driver Lewis Hamilton and model Gigi Hadid, could snack on popcorn and candy jawbreakers.The show celebrated diversity and was, in terms of sheer energy, unlike any other so far this season. Dozens of dancers on roller skates boogied amid flashing lights to greatest hits from the 1970s.The collection itself, sadly, felt more high-street than high-fashion and rather paled in comparison to the ambitious spectacle.Breton stripes led down to flared denim or leather pants, torso-hugging jumpsuits and a shimmering pleated silken gown with a cape the model waved dramatically.This fashion show was all about the show.Whoops from the audience erupted as disco icon Grace Jones, wearing a shimmering peaked-shoulder tuxedo, thigh-high boots and leotard — danced out.The show’s finale track, “We Are Family”, had even fashion insiders with perpetually pursed lips singing along.Revelers danced at a wild after-party into the wee hours.___ZENDAYA FOR TOMMY HILFIGERAmerican actress and singer Zendaya, 22, became the latest in a long line of celebrities to try their hand at fashion design in Paris.The “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star spoke to The Associated Press about receiving a phone call from Hilfiger to discuss a collaboration.“I got a call from Tommy Hilfiger himself, which was pretty crazy. I was not expecting that,” she said.Hilfiger gave her, she said, full control of the designs, which drew inspiration from “iconic women” of the late-1970s and early-1980s.Showing deep industry knowledge, Zendaya also referenced the famous “Battle of Versailles” fashion show held in in 1973 at France’s Palace of Versailles. It pitted American designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Stephen Burrows against French designers Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin and Hubert de Givenchy.One of the models who walked in the 1973 Versailles show, Pat Cleveland, modeled for Zendaya. Cleveland often is described as the world’s first black supermodel.___VALENTINO’S OVATIONSAnother Pierpaolo Piccioli show, another standing ovation.The Valentino designer can do no wrong.At least, that seemed to be the view of the fashion editors who whooped and cheered as models stood under a giant neon text about love and loss dressed in colorful 1970s-style silken gowns for the finale Sunday.The golden dome of the French capital’s Invalides monument twinkled in the background.A book of verse given to every guest prompted gushing comments about Piccioli’s artistic sensitivity.The styles, however, weren’t fully deserving of such effusive praise and poetry.There were, without a doubt, many beautiful styles: especially in the neck detailing that defined the fall-winter esthetic.Piccioli took the 70s trend and crowned it with the most diaphanous jabot collars and silk neck scarves seen all season.Tulle neck fringing fell like a wilting flower, fusing the 20th century era with a vibe of the Renaissance.Minimalist touches, such as a loose, black silk gown with the shoulders lobbed off, also hit a high note.But chunky butterfly embroideries and overly busy art prints jarred with the delicate designs in several looks.___THE GUEST HAS A NAMEArya Stark from “Game of Thrones” famously utters the words: “The girl has no name.”But the actress who plays her, 21-year-old Maisie Williams, is quickly becoming a name.She made a surprise appearance in a check suit and a funky fringe on the front row of Thom Browne’s collection inside the Musee des Beaux-Arts.___THOM BROWNE: FEMALE EXECUTIVES, PRIVATE SCHOOLLayered, sartorial styles continued the American designer’s penchant for gender-bending.Bespectacled female models in grey suits with cuffed pants and cream, square coats held stern expressions as they walked past holding black briefcases.Women can rule in a man’s world, Browne suggested.Stripes appeared at the cuff, owing to the shirt, suit and coat ends producing a chic, intentionally tiered effect.Then, the playful fashion explorations began.Business pants became preppy shorts that could have come straight out of a private school uniform.The manly grey suits were transformed into a woman’s bourgeois grey wool coat with thick bands of fur at the hem.One of the most boundary-blurring ensembles was a three-piece checked suit that opened to reveal a pleated schoolgirl skirt with fine white stripes. A monocle-like accessory hung down over the model’s face.___Thomas Adamson can be followed at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_K___Deborah Gouffran contributed to this reportThomas Adamson, The Associated Press
Sri Lankan intelligence services believe the Easter Sunday suicide bombers had “very clear” links to ISIS, the country’s president told CNN Monday.President Maithripala Sirisena said the terror group had provided training to the perpetrators of last week’s attacks, and that links between ISIS and extremists in Sri Lanka could be traced back 15 years. Sirisena also hit back at criticism that a political rift with his Prime Minister had created a governmental void which paved the way for such terrorist attacks to take place.“When it comes to national security, there are no party differences, religious differences or racial differences between us as Sri Lankans,” he said.“At present, myself, the Prime Minister, the government, we are all working as one, to ensure that the country is safeguarded,” he said. Sirisena said he had “not been updated or notified with the information that they received about the possibility of such a severe attack on our soil.”The President admitted that he was abroad “for a personal holiday” when intelligence memos warning of a potential terrorist act were sent to Sri Lankan defense ministry and police chiefs. But Sirisena rejected claims that he should resign in the face of the catastrophic intelligence failures in the runup to the attacks, which killed more than 250 people and injured at least 500. Instead, he blamed officials and ministers in his government for failing to act on warnings. Secretary of Defense Hemesiri Fernando and the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara had been “careless, negligent and irresponsible in executing their duties” for “not thinking that an incident of this nature would actually occur,” the President said. Fernando resigned last week.
South Africa’s water-scarce status hit the headlines with the recent drought, but mines have for many years been confronting the reality of water shortages; and dewatering screens are playing an increasingly vital role in mine water management. According to Kim Schoepflin, CEO of South African vibrating screen and feeder specialist Kwatani, previously known as Joest, mines have adopted various strategies to conserve and recycle water, particularly in their process plants which are often among the most water-intensive operations on site.“Rather than pumping slurry out into tailings dams – where water is lost through evaporation – mines today will generally aim to get their waste as dry as possible before disposal,” says Schoepflin. “This allows for better recovery of scarce water, while tailings can be disposed of through dry-stacking or as backfill; this both conserves water and protects the environment from water-borne pollution.”Dewatering vibrating screens add particular value to the commodity being mined, by efficiently extracting recyclable water from the desired end-product to cut transport costs and ensure compliance with sales specifications.“Excessive water in the end-product makes it expensive to transport and in the case of some commodities penalties are applied,” she says. “There are a number of commodities which have to be dried to a certain degree before they are acceptable to the customer, making dewatering an operational imperative.”In terms of waste product or tailings, the material must be dry enough to be transported on a conveyor to be stacked.The dewatering screen drains ‘free moisture’ from a wet slurry through the screen media while retaining as much of the fine particle material in the screen bed, creating a product that can be conveyed and stockpiled with minimal handling and environmental impact. The drained moisture can then be re-used by being recirculated into the processing plant.The technology works by trapping solid fine particles in a thick layer on the screen, creating a ‘cake’ that acts as a filtration bed. The incoming feed forms a pool in the angle between the back of the screen and the slightly upward sloping deck, where most drainage takes place until the feed particles form a cake.As the screen vibrates, the G-forces enhance the adherence of the particles to one another, effectively squeezing water out of the material. At the same time, the linear action of the screen conveys the cake up the slightly inclined deck, which on Kwatani dewatering screens can be up to a 5 degree angle.“Our in-house designed and constructed Kwatani screens achieve higher G-forces by generating an ideal combination of stroke and speed, which in turn squeezes more water out of the bed,” says Schoepflin.It is also important to retain the material for a sufficient time on the deck of the screen, requiring a more vertical stroke angle and an alignment of the exciter drive’s speed. At the same time, the design must ensure that the required tonnage passes across the deck to suit the mine’s production targets.Kwatani also offers fine screening solutions by Derrick Corporation, which help mines recover more water and reduce the need to pump slurry onto slimes dams; these dewatering screens can be used as a precursor to thickeners and filter presses. Derrick technology has been successfully used in a number of dewatering applications for mines in a diverse range of commodities worldwide.Derrick’s HI-G performance, linear motion dewatering screen is able to recover solid material including particles as small as 25 microns. Designed for high volumetric capacity, these screens use two 2,5 horsepower vibrating motors rotating at 1 750 rpm in opposite directions, creating high G-forces. The effectiveness of this solution is enhanced by using very high open area, patented Polyweb urethane screen panels.“The open area of the screen is critical for successful dewatering, and the high open area of these panels results in a superior dryness of up to 90% solids in the oversize,” says Schoepflin. “The lifespan of these products is lengthened by the urethane panels’ resistance to abrasion. At the same time, the sealed-for-life Derrick vibrators ensure low maintenance operation.”Tighter environmental controls in most countries across the globe are also a factor behind the trend towards dewatering screens by mining operations, she says, as the ability to extract and treat water from tailings makes it easier for mines to comply with regulations and apply best practice in water management.
IF YOU’RE WALKING down the streets of Cork and notice a man with an interesting-looking box hanging from his neck and peering at people’s faces, it could be Alwyn Jennings.The 38-year-old Corkman has spent the past few months snapping portraits of people on the streets of Cork, which can be seen on the Streets of Cork Facebook page, and told TheJournal.ie where the inspiration came from: a stranger’s face.It’s like a curse of mine. I walk around town. I just do. I just love looking at faces.Strangers“I was in town one day and I had my digital camera with me, and I met a guy and he had a striking face on him. I wanted to take a portrait of him because something I always like doing is taking photos of people’s faces,” he explained. But being cautious about approaching strangers, Jennings hadn’t made a habit of asking people could he take their photo.On this occasion however, he decided to go for it. “I was expecting ‘no, go away’. He was a really interesting character.”The man, Paddy, was a poet, who told him: “But Alwyn – everyone has a story; we just need to stop and listen to them.”That was the catalyst for Jennings to begin his Streets of Cork project – but it still took some time before his portraits ended up on Facebook.“It’s more than taking a photo for me – it’s getting an insight into someone else’s life,” Jennings said of his photographs.What makes it even more interesting is that he is using a Hassleblad film camera, which takes medium-format film. The resulting square photographs are developed by Jennings in his attic darkroom.Having an ‘old fashioned camera’ helps to break the ice and make his subjects feel at ease. He can chat with them while focusing the lens, and as the camera is used at waist-height, it is less intimidating than other cameras.For Jennings, “every snapshot has its own life”, and rather than going down the route of covert street photography, where the subject doesn’t know they are being photographed, he wanted to approach his subjects directly.FilmWhat differentiates the Streets of Cork photographs from many other web-based street photo projects is that Jennings uses film. He’s a passionate believer in film:There is something real about film – it’s not processed and man made. It’s not something like a robot that comes out perfect every time.Those imperfections are what appeals to him. Often, he concentrates on capturing the spirit of the person being photographed, rather than taking a ‘perfect’ photo.The decision to put the photos onto a Facebook page came as he was constantly asked where people could see their portraits. Soon, it wasn’t just the people in the photos, or their friends, who were liking the page. The Streets of Cork had begun to widen its fanbase.“I’m trying to capture a moment in time,” said Jennings of his photos. Why does he think people connect with them so much?Maybe the fact I’m not posing a person, not trying to get them look serious or smiling or faking a smile. I’m watching them, waiting for the moment. Waiting for the smile that’s popped, something in the conversation that’s made them smile. I just concentrate more on getting that than getting the photo in focus or photo-perfect.Jennings takes just one photo of each person. “It really makes you tune in to catching that moment,” he explained.After learning how to develop his own film, he sold his Canon 5D mark II digital camera and bought a Hasselblad, getting back to his older days of shooting film in the late 1990s.“There’s something about film that’s just magical to me, I love it,” he said.He prefers to photograph ‘ordinary’ people, people who might not necessarily stand out or look unusual, but who have a special quality about them. “It’s the ordinary people that I love looking at. They are the ones I love photographing.”An engineer who is married with three children, he takes photographs for about one or two hours a week, fitting them in with his busy schedule. For Jennings, taking photos is more than a hobby: it’s a passion.As long as the people are there to photograph, I’ll take photos.
The Washington State Patrol has arrested for alleged DUI a driver who rear-ended a stopped school bus with 10 children on board.It happened at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on state Highway 503 about seven miles north of Battle Ground.A 2012 school bus driven by Dean M. Flohaug, 59, of Yacolt stopped at a marked bus stop to let children off, according to a state patrol release. Ronald W. Combs, 59, also of Yacolt failed to stop his 1993 Honda Accord in time and hit the bus.Ten children were on the bus, but no one was reported injured.The crash was caused by impairment and speeding too fast, state patrol said.Combs was cited for DUI.
New Delhi : The counsel for the Unnao rape survivor told a court here on Saturday that the CBI “deliberately” did not name expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother as accused in the murder case of the woman’s father. The submissions were made before District Judge Dharmesh Sharma, who held a special hearing on a court holiday with the Delhi High Court’s permission to comply with the Supreme Court’s 45-day deadline to conclude the trial. Appearing for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Senior Public Prosecutor Ashok Bhartendu denied the allegation and said the investigation officer collected the evidence in the case in all “fairness” and there was no “mala fide” intention on his part. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The court reserved its order on framing of charges for August 13 in the case of alleged assault and framing of the rape survivor’s father in an Arms Act case in 2018. Ten persons, including Sengar and his brother Atul Singh Sengar and three Uttar Pradesh police officers, have been named as accused in the CBI charge sheet. During the day, the murder case of the survivor’s father also came up before the court. Sengar and his brother have not been named as accused by the CBI in this case. The CBI said though the charge sheet had been filed in the murder case, the probe was still going on. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us “It cannot be said that the IO (investigating officer) deliberately did not name the MLA and his brother Atul Singh Sengar as accused in the case and supported the accused. Evidence was collected in all fairness. There was no mala fide intention on his part,” Bhartendu said. “Till now, the CBI did not find anything against the MLA to be a common accused. If, during the trial, the agency finds any evidence against the duo, a supplementary charge sheet will be filed,” the public prosecutor said. The counsel for the rape survivor and her family — advocates Dharmendra Mishra and Poonam Kaushik — alleged that the investigating officer did not probe the case properly. Advertise With Us “The father was allegedly beaten up badly and due to his injuries, he died in judicial custody. The IO deliberately filed two different charge sheets — one in the case of assaulting and framing of false charges and the other in the murder case,” Mishra said. He further alleged that the MLA and his brother, along with their “accomplices”, had assaulted the 19-year-old rape survivor’s father and lodged a false FIR against him. “The unnatural death of the father was due to the fact that he was badly beaten up and was not given proper medical care in custody. Hence, the role of the Sengars should be investigated,” the counsel said. During the proceedings, the court was also informed by the IO that “satisfactory” boarding and lodging arrangements were made for the rape survivor’s mother and other family members. “I find that satisfactory arrangements have been made for the boarding and lodging and three times’ meals as also the security of the mother and other family members of the survivor and they have been provided four rooms, three on one floor and one on the other floor…efforts are being made to accommodate them on the same floor to avoid any inconvenience to them,” the judge said. The CBI had earlier told the court that the MLA and his “accomplices” had allegedly assaulted and framed the rape survivor’s father in a case of illegal firearms possession. Three police officials have been named as accused by the central agency in the case — then Makhi police station in-charge Ashok Singh Bhadauria, Sub Inspector Kamta Prasad and Constable Amir Khan. They are presently out on bail.
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:51Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:49?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close (Representational Image)Creative CommonsIn a very progressive move, the Madras High Court passed a judgment ruling that a rape victim need not get the court’s permission to abort her unwanted pregnancy. The court further directed doctors to follow the protocol with the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.”The victim girl should not be unnecessarily made to knock the doors of this court,” the judge’s ruling said, reports IANS.The court added, “In cases of this nature, the doctors and the courts need to be more sensitive and should act fast since the victim girl is carrying a foetus, which keeps reminding her of the agony faced by her due to rape and every moment she suffers mental agony and depression due to the unwanted pregnancy that has been forced against her.”Madras High Court’s Justice N Anand Venkatesh said that if the rape victim’s pregnancy has not gone beyond 20 weeks, “victim need not be referred to the medical board and the termination of pregnancy can be done as per the provisions of Section 3 of the MTP Act, 1971”. They added that if the pregnancy is within 20 weeks, the duration is irrelevant.This ruling was passed after a rape victim in Tamil Nadu was denied abortion at many government hospital and was made to run in circles even though she got permission from the court.At last on June 17, she was given an abortion after strict instruction from the High Court and the matter went to hearing in the Court on June 19 regarding the misinterpretation of the MTP Act. Life Changing Decision On Abortion In Alabama Made By 25 White Men
Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville senior Tate Schmitt has signed a Major League Soccer homegrown contract with Real Salt Lake, the club announced Thursday. Schmitt, who completed his four-year collegiate career with the Cardinals in November, will join RSL’s roster for the 2019 season.”I’m very excited to have signed my first professional contract with Real Salt Lake and it’s a very proud moment for myself and my family,” Schmitt said in a news release from the club. “I’m very fortunate that I came into the RSL organization as a 16-year-old and developed the foundation to learn and grow as a young player at a high level. To be able to build relationships with some of the guys currently playing with RSL at the Academy really inspired me and motivated me to reach the professional game.”Schmitt was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Second Team, United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America First Team, All-ACC First Team and United Soccer Coaches All-South Region First Team while scoring five goals and adding eight assists in 19 matches during his final collegiate season. He was selected as the ACC Championship Tournament MVP after leading Cardinals to their first ACC title. Schmitt ranks fourth in school history in career points with 69 and sixth in career goals with 26. He totaled 11 game-winning goals in four seasons with the Cardinals, including four in the NCAA Championship.A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Schmitt played his final two prep seasons with the Real Salt Lake Academy (AZ) where he helped RSL to U-17/18 national runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015. Schmitt and Real Salt Lake will open the 2019 MLS regular season on March 2 on the road against the Houston Dynamo before returning for the home opener on March 9 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.Louisville ended its season with an 11-5-3 record overall and ranked 16th in the final United Soccer Coaches poll following a second round loss to Michigan State in the 2018 NCAA Championship. The 2018 season was a successful one for the Cardinals, who earned the program’s first ACC Championship title with victories over Notre Dame, Wake Forest and North Carolina in a span of eight days.Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter at @UofLmenssoccer and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UofLmenssoccer. Print Friendly Version
Kolkata: Moutusi Mondal and Soma Burman, the two nursing students from NRS Medical College and Hospital who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the killing 16 puppies at the hospital campus and later released on bail, have been suspended by the state Health department for two months.They will not be allowed to attend classes at NRS Medical College and Hospital during this period. The incident had sparked outrage across the state. Various animal lovers’ organisations and Television personalities took to streets demanding stern action against those who had brutally killed the 16 puppies inside the hospital campus on 13 January. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe suspension has been imposed on the duo barely four days after they went back to their classes on Monday. Many people including some animal activists raised questions on how the two nursing students were allowed to attend classes when the investigation against them was still pending. According to the decision taken by the Health department, the two accused students would not be allowed to attend classes for two months. The decision has been taken on the basis of the report submitted by the hospital. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOn Wednesday night, some of these activists and television artistes staged a demonstration outside Swasthya Bhawan demanding action against the guilty. They argued why the accused students were allowed to join back classes before the probe was over. They also raised questions on the role of the West Bengal Nursing Council. The hospital authorities, however, stood clear by saying it was the discretion of the Health department to take a decision on the nursing students and added that the court had granted them bail and not imposed any restrictions on them. Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that NRS Medical College and Hospital had formed a three-member committee to probe into the incident, besides a separate inquiry done by the city police. The committee also submitted a report to the Health department on the basis of its observation. In the report, the committee reportedly mentioned how the accused had killed the puppies. After the decision came on Friday, various nursing organisations in the city threatened to organise a protest movement against the decision of the Health department stating that the career of the two nursing students would be in jeopardy.
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 30, 2015 Wired for Gaming: Brain Differences in Compulsive Video Game Players Brain scans suggest there are new connections: some potentially beneficial, others harmful Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control. The research, a collaboration between the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Chung-Ang University in South Korea, was published online in Addiction Biology on Dec. 22, 2015.“Most of the differences we see could be considered beneficial. However the good changes could be inseparable from problems that come with them,” said senior author Jeffrey Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neuroradiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.Those with Internet gaming disorder are obsessed with video games, often to the extent that they give up eating and sleeping to play. This study reports that in adolescent boys with the disorder, certain brain networks that process vision or hearing are more likely to have enhanced coordination to the so-called salience network. The job of the salience network is to focus attention on important events, poising that person to take action. In a video game, the enhanced coordination could help a gamer to react more quickly to the rush of an oncoming fighter. And in life, to a ball darting in front of a car, or an unfamiliar voice in a crowded room.“Hyperconnectivity between these brain networks could lead to a more robust ability to direct attention toward targets, and to recognize novel information in the environment,” said Anderson. “The changes could essentially help someone to think more efficiently.” One of the next steps will be to directly determine whether the boys with these brain differences do better on performance tests.More troublesome is an increased coordination between two brain regions, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and temporoparietal junction, a change also seen in patients with neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, Down’s syndrome, and autism. Hyperconnectivity between the two regions is also observed in people with poor impulse control. “Having these networks be too connected may increase distractibility,” said Anderson. At this point it’s not known whether persistent video gaming causes rewiring of the brain, or whether people who are wired differently are drawn to video games.According to Doug Hyun Han, M.D., Ph.D., professor at Chung-Ang University School of Medicine and adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, this research is the largest, most comprehensive investigation to date of brain differences in compulsive video game players. Study participants were from South Korea, where video game playing is a popular social activity, much more than in the United States. The Korean government supports his research with the goal of finding ways to identify and treat addicts.Researchers performed magnetic resonance imaging on 106 boys between the ages of 10 to 19 who were seeking treatment for Internet gaming disorder, a psychological condition listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as warranting further research. The brain scans were compared to those from 80 boys without the disorder, and analyzed for regions that were activated simultaneously while participants were at rest, a measure of functional connectivity.The team analyzed activity in 25 pairs of brain regions, 300 combinations in all. Specifically, boys with Internet gaming disorder had statistically significant, functional connections between the following pairs of brain regions:Auditory cortex (hearing) – motor cortex (movement)Auditory cortex (hearing) – supplementary motor cortices (movement)Auditory cortex (hearing) – anterior cingulate (salience network)Frontal eye field (vision) – anterior cingulate (salience network)Frontal eye field (vision) – anterior insula (salience network)Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex – temporoparietal junction“Brain connectivity and psychiatric comorbidity in adolescents with Internet gaming disorder” was published in Addiction Biology online on December 22, 2015. In addition to Anderson and Han, the authors are Perry Renshaw from the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Sun Mi Kim and Sujin Bae from Chung-Ang University. 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From the print editionAn accident Thursday morning could derail Warner Rojas’ plan to become the first Costa Rican to stand at the top of the world. A Wednesday update on Rojas’ Facebook page indicated the Tico mountaineer, climbing with a team of seven and a guide outfitted by Jagged Globe, an expedition company, are camped at 6,400 meters on Mount Everest’s south face, waiting for a window of good weather to make a summit attempt on Saturday.But in a Thursday morning Facebook update, trip leader Dave Hamilton reported that one of the team’s porters had been injured by falling ice and was evacuated. The accident set the team back about 24 hours, and they may miss their window of good weather over the weekend. Rojas, 39, arrived in Nepal in late March and spent April acclimatizing to the extreme cold and high altitude of the Himalaya’s biggest rock. Acclimatizing included climbing as high as Camp 3, which sits at 7,200 meters above sea level. Rojas spent a night at Camp 3 in early May to let his body adjust to the low atmospheric pressure, which makes getting enough oxygen into the bloodstream difficult.The night at Camp 3 marked a personal altitude record for Rojas. Afterwards, he returned to Base Camp, at 5,350 meters, to rest and wait for an opportunity to make a bid for the highest point on Earth: the 8,848-meter summit of Mount Everest. Jeff Jackson, editor of Rock and Ice Magazine, said Rojas is on Everest in the middle of a climbing season defined by abnormal and dangerous conditions.“The biggest stumbling blocks have been the winds and the constant rockfall that’s been coming down, due to the very dry season that they’ve been having,” Jackson said. “There’s not a lot of snow holding the rocks in place … and there was a big avalanche that swept across the trail from Camp 1 to Camp 2.”In that avalanche, a sherpa – local guides who work as porters and rope-setters for climbers on Everest – was swept into a crevasse but survived, Jackson said. The dangerous conditions prompted Russell Brice, a seasoned Everest guide with the Himalayan Experience outfitting company, to cancel his expedition for the year, meaning about 100 clients who paid some $55,000 each for a shot at the world’s tallest peak will not get their chance.“There’s a lot of really good reasons for him to have pulled these people out,” Jackson said. “Because of the danger of avalanche and icefall, … Warner’s there at a dangerous time.”Rojas is already past the Khumbu Icefall, the moving head of Khumbu Glacier that sits between Base Camp and Camp 1. This is considered one of the most dangerous parts of an attempt on Everest’s south face due to falling rocks, crumbling ice and crevasses that can open without warning as the glacier moves. The upper stretches of the route – from Camp 2 to Camp 4 and on to the summit – present a different set of risks including high winds and complications due to high numbers of climbers on the route.Mount Everest blogger Alan Arnette reported there are currently 32 teams, 337 climbers and more than 400 sherpas on the route. Rojas and his team are betting on a window of good weather, such as a lull in the high winds that have buffeted the mountain all season, to make their attempt. The window was predicted to start on Thursday and last through the weekend. According to Rojas’ Facebook updates and Arnette’s Everest blog, this window will allow teams of sherpas to head to the summit on Friday while fixing ropes to the top that climbers will use for protection on their summit bids, which are planned for Saturday. Fixed ropes are crucial for ascending past the Hillary Step, a 12-meter slab of vertical rock just before the summit considered the last major technical challenge of the route. Hillary Step is named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to summit Mt. Everest, with his sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, in 1953. The number of climbers vying for the top can make things dicey at Hillary Step, Jackson explained.“With a season like this, where there’s going to be limited weather windows for summiting, there could be a logjam,” he said. “And there often is, especially at places like the Hillary Step, where climbing is more technical, [and] where it steepens out and people slow down.”A bottleneck at the Hillary Step in 1996 led to climbers arriving at the summit later in the day than is normally advisable, as chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s book, “Into Thin Air.” Upon their descent, groups of climbers were caught by a storm that ultimately resulted in eight deaths.“There are yearly problems with bottlenecks forming so that slower climbers hold up everybody else, and it just takes a long time to negotiate the fixed ropes,” Jackson said. “When you have just one line to the summit, everybody has to use those ropes.”At this point in the expedition, factors that could derail Rojas’ aspirations are numerous. Arnette described on his blog the mental game Rojas is likely experiencing while waiting for the weather to break: “For those now sitting at one of the high camps, every time they hear a tent wall move or a puff of strong wind, their ears perk, they glance around and wonder if the wind is picking up or dying down. Their entire lives are in the hands of Mother Nature, and they are helpless.”Altitude sickness is a constant threat. Low atmospheric pressure at extreme altitudes means the concentration of oxygen in the air is much lower, making every breath less efficient.That low pressure also causes fluid to leak out of a body’s capillaries and tissues, resulting in congested lugs and brain swelling, both of which can turn fatal.In 2008, Gineth Soto, who attempted to become the first Costa Rican to stand on the summit, reached Camp 3, but was forced to turn back when temperatures plummeted and she developed a troubling cough. Soto attempted the feat a second time in 2011, but again turned back.“You will never acclimatize,” said Jackson, who has climbed peaks up to 6,000 meters. “No matter how long you stay at that altitude, you’re just feeling like you’re totally beat down, like the worst flu you’ve ever experienced.” Altitudes above 8,000 meters are referred to the as the “death zone,” where oxygen concentration is too low for human beings to survive for extended periods of time.Rojas is likely experiencing daily headaches, lethargy and a hacking cough that are de rigueur at high altitudes.“This current plan is dependent on the ropes being fixed to the summit, which is due to happen on Friday, 18 May,” Rojas posted Wednesday. “The plan is subject to change, depending on the weather forecast, but the team will be poised in Camp 2 later today and ready to go when it looks like there is a good enough window of opportunity.”Thursday’s accident highlights the uncertainty of Himalayan expeditions. A second window of good weather is predicted to open up again on May 25, meaning that even if Saturday’s summit bid is derailed, Rojas could have another shot at reaching the top. Facebook Comments No related posts.
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He was sacked five times and threw for only 141 yards in a 13-for-23 passing performance.Denver won with its lone offensive touchdown coming on a four-yard drive late in the game as a defense that was the league’s best during the regular season again took the central role.The Broncos’ first touchdown came on an opening-quarter fumble recovery in the end zone resulting from a sack of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton by linebacker Von Miller. Their second touchdown came on a two-yard run by tailback C.J. Anderson with a little more than three minutes to play, soon after Miller knocked the football from Newton’s hand for a fumble that gave Denver possession at the Carolina 4-yard line. Manning added a two-point conversion pass.Miller, chosen second in the 2011 NFL draft behind Newton, was named the game’s most valuable player for his 2.5-sack performance. Place kicker Brandon McManus accounted for Denver’s other points with field goals of 34, 33 and 30 yards. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers stands on the field during Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPNewton, playing in his first Super Bowl a day after winning his first league MVP award, connected on only 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards. He was sacked seven times and threw an interception in addition to his two lost fumbles. Carolina had four turnovers in all and failed in its bid to join the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the ’85 Chicago Bears as the only Super Bowl champions ever to finish a season 18-1.The Panthers’ only touchdown came via a one-yard run by tailback Jonathan Stewart in the second quarter.The Broncos led, 13-7, after a first half in which their defense and special teams generated 10 points while the Panthers were undone by a jittery start and two turnovers on fumbles lost by Newton and fullback Mike Tolbert.The last time the Broncos were in the Super Bowl two years ago against the Seattle Seahawks, Manning and the Denver offense got off to a dreadful beginning with a botched first-play snap and were dominated from there. This time, Manning threw the football crisply and on target at the outset and the Broncos drove to an opening-possession field goal by McManus.Newton appeared overly excited in the game’s early stages, sailing a couple throws high over the heads of his receivers. The Panthers punted after a three-plays-and-out opening possession. They got the ball back and, in a season filled with confusion over what is and what is not a legal catch in the NFL, the uncertainly resurfaced in the Super Bowl.Newton zipped a pass to wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, who was open in the middle of the field. Cotchery should have made the simple catch cleanly but didn’t, juggling the football as he fell to the turf. The pass was called incomplete by the officials on the field. The Panthers challenged, and it appeared on replay that Cotchery might have prevented the ball from ever hitting the ground. But the officials and the NFL representatives in New York assisting them felt otherwise, upholding the on-field call of incomplete.Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, wrote on Twitter that “the ball touched the ground and slid up his body. Not enough evidence to change the call on the field.”That became significant because the Panthers remained backed up in their own end of the field. After a second-down carry by Stewart on which he hurt his left foot and limped off the field, Miller sacked Newton on third down and pried the football from the quarterback’s grasp. Defensive end Malik Jackson fell on the ball in the end zone and Denver had a 10-0 lead. Peyton Manning signals at the line of scrimmage in the second half against the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPThe Panthers settled down a bit when Newton began having some success running with the ball. A taunting penalty on Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib extended Carolina’s next drive but the Panthers failed to capitalize. They regained possession following a Denver punt and, with Talib being penalized again for a facemask that cost the Broncos only one yard from the 2-yard line, drove to a touchdown. Stewart, back in the game, leaped into the end zone from one yard away.A 61-yard punt return by Jordan Norwood for the Broncos set up McManus’s second field goal. The Panthers, so adept during the regular season at turning opponents’ miscues into points, continued to be their own worst enemy as Tolbert’s fumble in Denver territory ended a promising drive. Manning threw an interception to Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy, who dropped into coverage on a zone blitz, but it led to nothing for Carolina.The first half ended with Newton being sacked by Denver linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Newton connected on some throws and got the Carolina offensive moving in the third quarter, but the Panthers could not finish drives. Kicker Graham Gano missed a 44-yard field goal attempt when he sent the ball off the right upright, and Newton threw an interception to safety T.J. Ward. In between, McManus’s third field goal upped the lead to 16-7.Ealy knocked the football from Manning’s hand in the pocket for a fumble that the Panthers recovered and converted into Gano’s field goal with a little more than 10 minutes remaining.© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Comments
Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories “Unfortunately, we also saw how a 15-year-old Pakistani girl was shot as she promoted women’s rights in her country,” he said.“Likewise, since 2003, the North Korean people can see but cannot speak, they have legs but cannot move. Human rights cannot be compromised there,” he added.Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are among other leaders at the fifth Bali Democracy Forum.Dinna Wisnu, an international political analyst from Indonesia’s Paramadina Graduate School of Diplomacy, said Ahmadinejad is likely attending the event to try to find a place to fit in. And even if some Asian countries are not welcoming, the region as a whole is typically more accepting.“Iran comes with its special agenda that has been planned as the country does not have a lot of friends in the Middle East,” she said. “They are in a difficult position. If they are not trying to make friends in other regions, Iran will be alone.”Ahmadinejad also called for U.S. military bases to be dismantled worldwide and said the winner of the U.S. election made no difference to him.“Coming or going, winning or losing is not important,” he told reporters. “The important thing is the policy and behavior. And this behavior must be changed.” Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Comments Share Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Iran has repeatedly said its uranium enrichment program is meant only for peaceful purposes, but the U.S. and European Union have hit Iran hard with economic sanctions out of concerns otherwise.“The IAEA has inspected our nuclear facilities and 10 officials have reported that there is no indication that (the) Iran nuclear program has directed to non-peaceful purposes,” Ahmadinejad said.Iran has long been criticized for its human rights record, including the continued use of stoning as a method of capital punishment. Increased Internet crackdowns and the jailing of political prisoners and journalists were recently highlighted in a U.N. rights report.The country erupted into violence three years ago when pro-democracy protesters took to the streets to oppose the election of Ahmadinejad, calling it bogus and rigged.____Associated Press writer Niniek Karmini contributed to this report from Jakarta, Indonesia.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Associated PressBALI, Indonesia (AP) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ridiculed the expense of the U.S. election, mocking it as a “battleground for capitalists” while speaking at a democracy forum.Ahmadinejad’s own government has been criticized for human rights abuses and sanctioned for pursuing a nuclear program many suspect is aimed at obtaining weapons. A day after Americans re-elected President Barack Obama, the Iranian president told the forum in Indonesia that democracy has become a system where the minority rules over the majority. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Top Stories “Just take a look at the situation in Europe and the U.S.,” Ahmadinejad said as the forum opened Thursday on the resort island of Bali. An “election, which is one of the manifestations of the people’s will, has become a battleground for the capitalists and an excuse for hasty spending.”Spending on the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign was the highest ever, soaring beyond $2 billion as independent fundraising groups financed advertising to promote their favored candidates.Ahmadinejad’s criticism contrasted with other gathered leaders’ calls for more democracy and freedoms for citizens around the world.Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said mutual respect and diversity are the foundations of democracy.“We need to encourage greater respect for different values, faiths and religious beliefs,” Yudhoyono said. “We should not allow irresponsible acts such as the defamation of religion to divide us.”South Korean President Lee Myung-bak praised Indonesia as a Muslim nation with a thriving democracy and added that Myanmar’s positive political reforms were encouraging. But he said more work needed to be done elsewhere.
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