No way to stop human population growth?

first_imgAn asteroid impact that wiped out hundreds of millions of people would barely slow down human population growth. That’s one of the surprising results of a new computer model, which still finds that there may be a couple of things we can do to keep our numbers in check.Every dozen years or so, we add another billion people to the planet. If the trend continued, we’d eventually run out of food and water, and we’d be unable to handle the massive amounts of waste and pollution we produce. Yet we know that population growth is already leveling off due to a combination of family planning programs and education for women. Is it possible to slow population growth even more in the next few decades? Corey Bradshaw decided to find out.Bradshaw, a population biologist at the University of Adelaide in Australia, studies population ecology in animals. But when he gives talks at scientific meetings on declining biodiversity, audience members increasingly ask, “What about the elephant in the room? What about human population size?” he says. “I’ve modeled changing populations in other species for years,” he says, “but I never applied [those models] to human beings.”  Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)So Bradshaw and University of Adelaide climate biologist Barry Brook decided to see how much momentum the human population has. They also wanted to see how sensitive population growth is to factors like mortality and fertility. The duo obtained data on death rates, average family size (i.e., fertility), and regional population size from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Census Bureau International Data Base. They created a computer model that projects human population growth from 2013 to 2100. They added variables to the model that they could modify to create different scenarios. Their goal was to assess how sensitive human population growth is to changes in mortality, life span, family size, and a mother’s age when she has her first baby.The team then created 10 scenarios, including a “business-as-usual” scenario in which death and fertility rates stayed the same as they were in 2013. The other scenarios projected the effects of alterations such as longer life spans, mothers having their first children at older ages, the imposition of a global one-child policy, and catastrophic deaths due to war or pandemics. Using the regional data, the researchers also examined the effects of population growth on biodiversity hotspots in different parts of the world.The business-as-usual model matched U.N. projections of 12 billion people by 2100, giving the researchers confidence in their model. But they also saw booming population growth even when they introduced global catastrophic deaths of up to 5% of the population, the same seen in World War I, World War II, and the Spanish flu. When the computer model population lost half a billion people, the total population was still 9.9 to 10.4 billion people by 2100, the team reports online today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “It actually had very little effect on the trajectory of the human population,” Bradshaw says.Some economists argue that shrinking populations create an unsupportable burden of elderly dependents that leads to economic collapse. But the team’s model showed otherwise. When the population is growing, more of the dependents are children, and when the population is shrinking, more are older adults, the model indicates. A dependent is always supported by 1.5 to two workers. The idea that shrinking populations cannot support older adults is a “fallacy,” Bradshaw says.Two factors did have an impact on human population growth: eliminating unwanted pregnancies, which make up about 16% of all live births, and adopting a global one-child policy. Eliminating those births year after year resulted in population sizes in 2050 and 2100 that are comparable to those produced with a global one-child policy—about 8 billion and 7 billion, respectively.The models also confirmed that the worst human impacts on biodiversity hotspots will occur in Southeast Asia and Africa, which by 2100 will likely have the highest human densities in the world. Pressures in those parts of the world, Bradshaw says, will be higher than anywhere else in the world. Elephants, rhinos, and lions will likely disappear faster. “So, will my 7-year-old daughter ever see an elephant in Africa unless I get her there very quickly?” Bradshaw says. “I don’t know.”Bradshaw and Brook are not advocating any particular policy. But they make the case that population momentum in humans is strong, says Richard Cincotta, a political demographer at the Stimson Center, a Washington, D.C., think tank. The study’s results aren’t surprising, Cincotta says: Demographers have known this for years—they just don’t communicate it very well.last_img read more

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Use paper ballots for Assembly polls: NCP

first_imgNationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jayant Patil on Monday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led State government to conduct the Assembly polls on ballot instead of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). “In Lok Sabha you (BJP) won a massive mandate. It is being said that you will win more than 220 Assembly seats. Everyone is wondering how you won. Therefore, I dare you to hold the next Assembly elections on ballot paper instead of machines,” Mr. Patil said while initiating the discussion on an Opposition’s resolution. “If the election is held on ballot paper, the government’s real popularity will be clear,” he said, prompting uproar from the ruling benches. BJP’s Baburao Pacharne raised the point of order claiming it was NCP leader Ajit Pawar who had discarded the EVM malfunction theory. Mr. Pawar replied saying in a democracy everyone is entitled to their views and Mr. Patil’s opinion cannot be judged from his own statement outside the House. Mr. Patil appealed to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to bring a resolution in the Assembly asking the Election Commission of India to hold elections on ballot paper. “Just like the act for Maratha reservation we will pass this resolution unanimously. It will show whom Maharashtra supports,” Mr Patil said.Earlier, Mr. Patil accused Mr. Fadnavis of aiding irregularities in the construction of Seven Eleven Hotel within the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation by cutting mangroves. “The hotel has been built by destroying mangroves and the permission letter has the CMs sign. The hotel has a partnership of BJP MLA Narendra Mehta’s brother,” Mr. Patil said.He also alleged that Darshan Developers, a company which extended donations to the BJP formed four shell companies and raised loan worth ₹2,000 crore without having any project.last_img read more

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Madhya Pradesh government to offer cows for adoption online

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh government is going to launch an online service for those wanting to adopt a cow and provide sheds to them at gaushalas (cow shelters) across the State. While paying for a cow’s feed for 15 days would cost ₹1,100, one could take care of its diet for 10 years for ₹3 lakh. Feeding a cow for six months would cost ₹11,100.“We have added an extra hundred to multiples of thousands of rupees as that’s considered holy while making donations,” said an official of the Animal Husbandry Department. Through the service, donors would be able to pick a gaushala from the 626 in the State, and pay the amount to fulfil a cow’s diet of half a kilo of grain, five kilos of green feed and 10 kilos of wheat chaff a day, in case of a non-lactating, non-pregnant cow. “For now, donors wouldn’t be able to pick a specific cow to feed. If that is allowed, it would be an injustice to other cows who may be left without proper feed and even starve,” said the official. “But if the service receives a positive response, we may post details of cows with photographs online — say, of Bablu or Pinky — so that donors could pick their choice.”Each contributor will be featured on the department’s website and receive a certificate. Using the service, donors, including NRIs, could pay gaushala managers directly for a borewell, a bull, a biogas plant or a shed. A bull would cost them ₹1.5 lakh that the Department would procure from other States to the designated gaushala. While District Collectors would make sure donations are put to the desired use, the Department will keep donors informed. There are 7 lakh abandoned cattle in the State and 13 lakh left on the streets by rearers during the day. Gaushalas house at least 75% stray cattle.In January, the Kamal Nath government had announced it would build 1,000 gaushalas in the State, a promise made ahead of the Assembly election. In the Budget this year, ₹132 crore was earmarked for it. Meanwhile, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, as part of corporate social responsibility, has agreed to build 100 high-tech gaushalas in the State. Recently, Mr. Nath had stated that protecting cows was the State’s priority. “Gaumata [cow] is a symbol of faith and pride for us. We can’t see it suffering on the streets.”last_img read more

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How Mercedes carried Lewis Hamilton to verge of his fifth F1 title

first_imgLewis Hamilton stands ready to prove that his rivals have searched in vain for any weaknesses to exploit at this weekend’s US Grand Prix. This season he has been under pressure as never before but has come through it; he is champion-elect and Austin will likely see him crowned. If so he will rightly collect the approbation a five-times world champion deserves; only two other drivers have managed it in the history of the sport.Yet he knows it will be an honour truly shared. He is an exceptional driver but more than aware of how hard his Mercedes team have worked to make it happen. Much of the focus this season has been on Ferrari’s failures yet this will be a championship won by Mercedes as much as lost by the Scuderia. There was calm then, even at the heart of the maelstrom at Mercedes. “In those difficult moments the trust remains,” Wolff said. “Lewis does not question the ability of the team but he relies on what he has seen in the past the team has done. That deep relationship of trust is fundamental between the driver and the team.”If Hamilton should take the title on Sunday there is no doubt the first thing he will do is thank his team. Nor should this be seen as PR platitudes merely for public consumption. “We win and lose together” has long been his mantra. This season they have done both and Mercedes have emerged stronger than ever. They are the benchmark against which all others must be measured. Wolff believes this was fundamental to the success that followed. “It is important when under immense pressure to be kind in your analysis of your weaknesses,” he said. “The best warriors are the ones that are kind in times of great conflict. How you behave under pressure, how you are able to stick to your values and your mindset that were written in times of peace. This is when the true ability of people is going to be proven.” The approach proved hugely successful. With Hamilton hitting his best and Mercedes having worked through and solved their issues, they won the following four races and all but secured the title, in a remarkable turnaround.Ferrari and Vettel’s mistakes would have proved costly against any opponent but when they needed to step up they were faced with a team and driver who had found an entire new level. They were made to look almost amateurish in the face of Mercedes’ slick professionalism.That the atmosphere at Mercedes is wholly constructive had been demonstrated earlier in the season when the chief strategist, James Vowles, apologised over the radio to Hamilton for their poor call in Austria. It demonstrated just how comfortable the team are in admitting errors and learning from them rather than finger pointing. It stood in stark contrast to Ferrari’s principal, Maurizio Arrivabene, launching a scathing attack on his own team after their qualifying blunder in Japan. With the cars closely matched the two teams traded punches across the first half of the season. Mercedes had begun on the ropes. A strategy error in Australia cost Hamilton a likely win. At the next race in Bahrain he took a grid penalty because of a gearbox change and with Vettel victorious the German held a 17-point lead. The pendulum swung between them, notably with Vettel’s victory in Canada where Hamilton had won the previous three meetings. Then in Austria Mercedes once again called Hamilton’s strategy wrongly before further woe when he was forced to retire with a fuel problem.With Ferrari stronger than ever, there was a palpable sense that the fearsome Mercedes machine was being tested to breaking point. Worse was to follow as upgrades the Scuderia brought to Silverstone gave them a pace advantage and Vettel romped home joyously.However his costly error in crashing at Hockenheim and Hamilton’s mighty qualifying lap in Hungary ensured the Briton took wins at the next two rounds. Yet Ferrari’s riposte in Belgium was ferocious. Spa was a Mercedes track but the Scuderia took their car and engine advantage to a new level with Vettel’s comprehensive win, leaving their rivals reeling.It was Mercedes’ “most difficult moment”, explained their team principal, Toto Wolff, “realising before the summer and at Spa that Ferrari had a better development in performance”.The setback was a call to arms. “It is the mindset of seeking perfection,” Wolff said. “The days we lose are the ones our competitors should fear because it is when we learn the most – this happened at Spa.”They had already proved resilient on track, matching poor pitwall calls with some superb decisions in Baku, Hockenheim and Hungary. Off-track after Belgium they had to find answers to their problems – tyres blistering and poor traction out of slow corners. Wolff explained that far from panicking or condemnation he sent a message of encouragement to his staff the next day. “In this email, I said: ‘We are not giving up, this is not a championship we are going to lose. We need to understand why we have been outperformed.’ So it was development, research, analysis, mindset, work ethic and fun.” Since you’re here… features We win and lose togetherLewis Hamilton Read more Williams already looking to 2019 after bold signing of rookie George Russell Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Mercedes GP Lewis Hamilton The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Hamilton will equal Juan Manuel Fangio’s five championships and be only two behind Michael Schumacher’s record of seven if he takes the title at the Circuit of the Americas. He will do so if he wins and his Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel finishes below second, or if he finishes eight points clear of Vettel.Hamilton, still only 33, has spoken of the intensity of the fight he, Vettel and Ferrari have engaged in this year. It was a mighty struggle from the off and, while Hamilton has been magnificent, his team have demonstrated they remain the pre-eminent force in F1.What has stood out about Mercedes’ performance is that it has been far removed from the almost flawless runs that have secured their past four drivers’ and constructors’ championships. There have been slips, errors and obstacles – far from plain sailing in the teeth of a gale presented by a resurgent Ferrari. Support The Guardian Share on Twitter The days we lose are the ones our competitors should fear – because it is when we lose the mostToto Wolff Motor sport Read more Formula One Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Formula One 2018 … we have a small favour to ask. 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This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Report: Angola 0 Mali 1

first_imgAmadou Haidara’s stunning goal sent Mali into the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 as Group E winners with a 1-0 win over Angola, who were consequently eliminated.RB Leipzig midfielder Haidara fired a fine 20-yard strike past Tony Cabaca in the first half and it proved to be sufficient to set up a meeting with Ivory Coast in the knockout stages.Angola were unable to find an equaliser that would have sent them through as one of the best third-placed teams, with South Africa progressing instead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Srdjan Vasiljevic’s side had a chance to take the lead in the fourth minute when Mateus fed Gelson Dala in the box, but the striker’s tame shot was held by comfortably by Mali goalkeeper Djigui Diarra.Falaye Sacko saw his 20-yard strike kept out of the bottom-left corner by Cabaca before Kalifa Coulibaly nodded wide after the half-hour mark.The breakthrough finally came for Mali in the 37th minute when Haidara arrowed a shot home with Cabaca rooted to the spot.Angola sent on Show and Wilson Eduardo in the 52nd minute but the former was unable to hit the target with any of the three chances that came his way.Gelson was similarly profligate and Cabaca had to scamper down to his bottom-right corner to deny Adama Traore in the 78th minute as Mali saw out the win in routine fashion.The @equipedumali dance #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/eMC6vt0sks— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 2, 2019last_img read more

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Realme C2 review: Great battery life, but display could have been better

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 14:50 IST 7.5/10HIGHLIGHTSThe Realme C2 price in India is set at Rs 5,999.The Realme C2 offers a great battery life and Android Pie software.The Realme C2 display is dull while the camera struggles in low light conditions.Realme has so far matched Xiaomi in offering attractive phones with great hardware at affordable prices. The once Oppo sub-brand has found its footing in India and has successfully launched a number of well-received phone between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000. This year, the company will mostly launch phones that replace last year’s models. While the Realme 3 Pro (Review) is the successor to the Realme 2 Pro, the Realme C2 is the logical next step after the Realme C1.The Realme C2 is the company most affordable phone right now and it offers a lot of appealing features for its budget pricing of Rs 5,999. The phone touts a dewdrop display, diamond-cut design, Helio P22 chipset, Android Pie and a large 4,000mAh battery, among other things. In our Realme C2 review, we find out whether the phone is a worthy successor to the Realme C1 and worth its entry-level pricing.Realme C2 DesignStarting off with the design, the Realme C2 looks pretty good for its budget pricing. A lot of the appeal comes from the back rather than the front. The rear panel has been changed from glossy on the C1 to a matt-like finish on the C2. It’s a plastic shell with micro patterns on it which feels nice to touch. The diamond-cut design, which has been a popular choice for Realme in the past, makes a comeback here with the pattern looking more pronounced on the Realme C2’s rear panel. The phone is offered in Diamond Blue and Diamond Black colours.advertisement One of the benefits of having a textured matt panel on the back is that it doesn’t attract smudges or scratches, leaving the panel pristine throughout. The panel offers a smooth-often-slippery feel and is mostly clean apart from a camera setup and the Realme logo. There is no fingerprint sensor on the Realme C2, so you will have to rely on face unlock or the pattern/PIN method to unlock the device.The build quality is sturdy and the frame feels rock solid. The power button is placed on the right side while the volume buttons and sim slot are found on the left side of the frame. The buttons have a nice placement and are easy to reach. The card slot can hold two Nano SIM cards and a microSD card. Present on the bottom of the frame is a 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port, speaker grille and microphones.Realme C2 DisplayThe sports a 6.1-inch HD+ dewdrop display with thinner bezels compared to its predecessor. The iPhone X-like wide notch on the Realme C1 has been reduced on the Realme C2, offering more screen real estate. The U-curve on the top is flatter, which means it is much less intrusive. There is a fairly thick chin, but that’s expected in this price segment. Talking about the display quality, you will find that the Realme C2 offers great colour reproduction. Colours are deep and pleasant to look at, whether it’s the gradience of the app icons or colour depth in video content. That being said, the Realme C2 has some major display issues as well. It doesn’t offer great sharpness as it’s easy to spot pixelation of texts and jaggedness while watching videos even at 720p. Viewing angles are average and so are the brightness levels, making the display quite dull. You won’t have an issue looking at the display indoors, but you will struggle under bright sunlight.Realme C2 Performance and SoftwarePowering the Realme C2 is an octa-core 2Ghz MediaTek Helio P22 chipset based on a 12nm process. The Realme C1, in comparison, is powered by a 1.8Ghz Snapdragon 450 chipset. With a faster MediaTek processor, the Realme C2 sees a noticeable bump in performance over its predecessor. For a Rs 6,000 phone, I feel most users are going to be satisfied with what they’re going to get.Opening apps for the first time will be slow, but when it comes to switching between them from the background, the Realme C2 does a pretty good job. A quick browsing through the UI was generally a smooth experience. The only other time when you might feel the phone is sluggish is when you’re scrolling through heavy apps. The Realme C2 is offered in two storage option – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB.What really impressed me was the Realme C2’s gaming performance. If you thought that Rs 6,000 phones can’t run graphic-intensive games, the Realme C2 will change your mind. I ran PUBG on its default low graphics and it was admirably smooth throughout a 30-minute session. I did not notice a lot of drops in frame rate or sluggishness during gameplay. I completed the game with a Chicken Dinner and with the phone barely getting warm. Similarly, a fast-paced game like Asphalt 9 also works fairly well, although lags are a bit more prominent here. Overall, I feel the Realme C2 holds up well in gaming for its price, especially compared to more expensive phones like the Nokia 3.2.advertisement The Realme C2 is also one of the cheapest phones to run on Android Pie, which is nice to see. However, our review unit was on the March security patch, so it will be interesting to see how consistent the company is with its Android security updates. With ColorOS 6 on top, you get a lot of preloaded apps like Amazon, DailyHunt, NewsPoint, ShareChat, Wynk Music, UC Browser, Webnovel, Opera browser and so on. These can be uninstalled if you want a cleaner-looking interface.There is no denying that ColorOS 6 is still cluttered, but there are some benefits as well. The custom Oppo software comes with some helpful battery saving options to get the most juice out of the device. You also get a feature called Dual Channel Network Acceleration, which intelligently uses Wi-Fi and mobile data concurrently to offer better speeds and a smoother connectivity. It comes in handy especially for apps like PUBG, Facebook and Instagram where you need a fast and reliable connectivity.Face unlock is the only biometric option available to unlock the device, and it is impressively fast. Unlocking the phone is swift and snappy under bright to average lighting. It does tend to slow down in low-light and will refuse to work in darkness, but that’s expected. The speaker grille on the bottom doesn’t deliver a loud sound and the audio quality is average at best. Its placement on the bottom left also means you’re likely to cover it with your palm often while playing games or watching videos in landscape view.Realme C2 CameraAs for the cameras, the budget Realme C2 sports a 13-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary depth camera. On the front, the Realme C2 gets 5-megapixel AI selfie camera, which remains the same as the Realme C1. The Realme C2 doesn’t come with Nightscape, but it does get Chroma Boost, which bumps up saturation and contrast to offer attractive photos. It also gets slow-mo video support that can record at 80fps at 480p, which doesn’t sound spectacular, but it’s some form of slow-motion nonetheless.With the Realme C2, you can’t expect terrific picture quality, but the phone does the best with what it gets. In daylight settings, the main camera offers some clean and attractive photos with deep and punchy colours, especially with Chroma Boost enabled. They look good enough to post on social media and the shutter speed is fast enough so you don’t capture blurry images. With HDR enabled, the camera can capture some decent high dynamic range photos as well. Overall, I feel the camera does extremely well in daylight for its price.advertisementIMAGE SAMPLESLow-light photos are largely noisy and hazy without Nightscape. You might be able to capture some workable nightlife shots of the city, but don’t expect them to look bright or sharp. Meanwhile, selfies captured using the front camera tend to look over-sharpened at times, but the camera does a decent job when it comes to balancing background exposure.Realme C2 BatteryAnother notable aspect about the Realme C2 is its large 4,000mAh battery. The battery when coupled with a dim display, a low power consuming chipset and optimised battery saving features means the Realme C2 can easily take you through a day and a half on full charge before you find yourself reaching for the charger. On most days, I used the Realme C2 for messaging on WhatsApp, streaming some videos on YouTube, playing a few games for about an hour and browsing through social media apps frequently and was still left with around 30-40 percent battery in the tank. You get a standard 10W charger with the box that will take around 2 hours to charge the device from zero to 100 per cent.Should you buy the Realme C2?The Realme C2 is a solid upgrade over the Realme C1 and it comes with a lot of admirable features for its price of Rs 5,999. You get a dewdrop display, a unique diamond-cut design, a long-lasting battery and a chipset capable of running games like PUBG and Asphalt 9. The Realme C2 largely offers an all-round experience at an entry-level price.There are issues with the Realme C2 as well, but most of them can be overlooked given the pricing. For one thing, the Realme C2 offers an average display panel with poor brightness levels. The software is cluttered and may not age well given the entry-level hardware. The Realme C2 works well as a starter phone or as a secondary device. At this price point, you won’t find a lot of phones that offer what the Realme C2 does, apart from a couple of phones from Xiaomi and Samsung.Realme C2 review7.5/10ProsSolid battery lifeUnique designAndroid PieConsDull displayAverage low-light camera performanceGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Realme C2 Next Realme C2 review: Great battery life, but display could have been betterThe Realme C2 is the company’s most affordable 2019 smartphone with a price of Rs 5,999. For its budget price, the Realme C2 offers a dewdrop display, large battery, diamond-cut design and Android Pie software. In our Realme C2 review, we take a look at whether these features make the device worth buying.advertisementlast_img read more

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Two bison bulls wander out of Banff National Park a week after

first_imgBANFF, Alta. – Parks Canada says two bison bulls have wandered out of Banff National Park — just a week after the herd became free-roaming animals.Officials say two male bison left the 1,200-square-kilometre reintroduction zone last week and have been grazing in a remote valley on provincial land northeast of the national park.The bulls, along with 31 other wild plains bison now in the Banff backcountry, are being monitored both electronically and by staff on the ground.Officials say they were prepared for the possibility the bison would roam, and are working closely with the province and landowners in the area to guide the animals back to the park.Bison on provincial land aren’t considered wildlife in Alberta.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips has said she will protect the Banff herd with a special ministerial order, but it’s not yet in place.last_img read more

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Patti LaBelle To Light Up Empire State Building For Angel Ball

first_imgOn Monday, October 19, the Empire State Building will honor Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research by shining its world-famous tower lights in red and purple to celebrate Angel Ball 2015.The Angel Ball honors individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research and boasts attendees in the fields of business, philanthropy, and society alike for this annual celebration of life, music and the quest for a cure. Performers include Patti LaBelle and OneRepublic, and proceeds from this annual gala benefit blood cancer research.Patti LaBelle and Denise Rich will “flip the switch” for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research and light the world-famous Empire State Building’s tower lights in red and purple in honor of Angel Ball 2015 at 12pm on Monday.last_img read more

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Climbing the success ladder

first_imgOver the last two-to-three decades, the major success story of the Indian economy has been the stellar growth of its IT industry. But as the dividends from the sector reach the eventual inflexion point, India needs to build similar competencies in other industries to ensure sustained growth and prosperity. It is not acknowledged as often but the biotechnology industry seemed poised to take over the mantle. In the span of a decade beginning in 2007, the industry has grown exponentially in size from about $2 billion to over $11 billion in terms of revenue. By 2025, it is targeted to touch $100 billion. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe biotechnology industry, however, has been impacting Indian lives long before it grew so much in size. Back in the mid-1960s, advancements in biotechnology drove the Green Revolution, which enhanced farm yields and made the country self-sufficient in food production. A similar contribution from the sector was witnessed in the White Revolution when India became a milk-surplus nation and improved the nutrition level of its citizens. More recently, the meteoric growth of the Indian pharmaceutical industry is a result of process innovation that has given the country a cost advantage in the manufacture of drugs. Further, the growing energy needs of India’s rural areas have been increasingly met by biomass fuel. Also Read – Insider threat managementThese outcomes have been the result of years of concerted efforts by the Indian government to enable the growth of the industry. As early as 1986, Rajiv Gandhi, recognising the potential of biotechnology in the country’s development, set up the Department of Biotechnology, making India one of the first countries in the world to have a government department solely dedicated to biotechnology. Over the years, the Department of Biotechnology has set up 17 Centres of Excellence at higher education institutions across the country and has supported the establishment of eight biotechnology parks across different cities. The biggest contribution of the department has been in setting up the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) in 2012, which has successfully supported 316 start-ups in its six years of existence. Due to these efforts, the Indian biotechnology industry has flourished over the years. As of 2016, India had over a thousand biotechnology start-ups. To put matters in perspective, Australia has a total of 470 biotechnology companies. More than half of these start-ups are involved in healthcare – drugs, medical devices and diagnostics – while about 14 per cent is in agricultural biotechnology and about 18 per cent in biotechnology services. The Indian economy also has a distinct advantage with respect to its demography that can ensure sustained growth for the sector. More than half the Indian population is below the age of 25. On a global scale, the median age in India (26.5 years) is much below that of China (35.9 years) and the US (37.1 years). Effective utilisation of this demographic advantage will provide India competitive edge over all other emerging economies in the advancement of biotechnological research and development. However, a few challenges need to be addressed if India is to fuel the growth of its biotechnology industry and achieve its target of making it a $100 billion industry by 2025. First, India’s research and development expenditure is quite low at 0.67 per cent of GDP, not only compared to mature biotechnology economies such as Japan and the US (which stands at around 3 per cent) but also in comparison to emerging economies like China (which is at around 2 per cent). Second, and more specifically to the biotech pharmaceutical sector, there are a few India-specific challenges with the country’s IP regime. There are two main areas of contention for the industry in India’s approach to intellectual property. The first issue lies in Section 3(d) of the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005, which sets a higher standard for patentability than mandated by TRIPS. The industry argues that India’s stricter standards for patents discourage innovation and dampens foreign investment. The second issue is that of compulsory licensing, which gives the government power to suspend a patent in times of health emergencies. Although India has used this option only once, the industry feels that such regulations keep investors clear of Indian markets. A third challenge lies in the risk involved in the Valley of Death, that is, the risk of failure in the transition of innovative products and services from discovery to marketisation. Most of the early research funding, often provided by universities or the government, runs out before the marketisation phase, the funding for which is mostly provided by venture capitalists. It becomes difficult to attract further capital between these two stages because a developing technology may seem promising but it is often too early to validate its commercial potential. This gap has a huge impact on the commercialisation of innovative ideas. Thus, the Indian government needs to act on these challenges facing the biotechnology sector. An increase in investment towards research and development and building human capital is the most crucial point of action. These initiatives have shifted the growth trajectories of countries like China away from India. As for the challenging IP regime, the government needs to come together with the biopharma industry and chalk out a middle ground that recognises the value of innovation and does not hurt its investment attractiveness. Finally, for the Valley of Death concerns, the government can build a mechanism where funding can be provided to select innovative ideas based on their national importance. Only such action-oriented steps can make biotechnology the next success story of the Indian economy. (Amit Kapoor is chair, Institute for Competitiveness. Chirag Yadav, a senior researcher, has contributed to the article. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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Police seek complaints on doctor over illegal sterilization procedures

The doctor, identified as Seigu Siyabdeen Mohammed Shafi, a resident of Kurunegala, was later handed over to the CID for further investigations. (Colombo Gazette) The Police today sought complaints against a doctor in Kurunegala over illegal sterilization procedures.Police media spokesman Ruwan Gunsekera said that if any person wants to make a complaint against the doctor over his alleged involvement with illegal sterilization procedures then such complaints can be made at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). The doctor in Kurunegala linked to some politicians was arrested last week over assets earned through suspicious means. The 42-year-old doctor was attached to the Kurunegala Hospital.

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UN labour group urges five Governments to protect freedom of association

The Committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organization (ILO) drew special attention to those five countries after examining 35 cases at their May-June 2005 meeting. In the case of Cambodia, the Committee “deeply regretted” that the Government provided only partial information about the murders of trade union leaders Chea Vichea and Ros Sovannareth, which occurred within four months of each other. It urged the Government to investigate the crimes and punish both instigators and perpetrators.In Colombia, it said numerous murders and other acts of violence against union leaders had gone unpunished in the past few years. It deplored the effects of such impunity, both on the labour movement and society in general.The Committee found the arrests of trade union leaders troubling in Iran, Myanmar and Zimbabwe. It requested from the Government of Iran information on charges against such leaders stemming from a Labour Day march, and urged Myanmar’s Government to take real steps toward ensuring respect for freedom of association in law and in practice.In the case of Zimbabwe, the Committee examined allegations of arbitrary arrests and detentions, anti-union intimidation, harassment and dismissals. Reacting to the expulsion of a trade-union mission to the country, it requested the Government to admit such missions in the future. It noted “with deep concern” the trade union situation in Zimbabwe has not evolved and may have even worsened.The report of the Committee on Freedom Association was endorsed by the ILO’s policy-making body on Friday. read more

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Thousands of students moving in Sept 6

Students haul boxes during Move-in Day in this file photo.Brock University is set to welcome new and returning students back to campus for the start of another school year. The back-to-school tradition includes the annual residence move-in blitz on Sunday, Sept. 6. That day also serves as the kickoff to a full schedule of orientation week activities.* Residence move-in blitz (Sunday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.): More than 700 volunteers including 100 University staff will help 2,400 students move into Brock’s six residence complexes.* Live Burn (Sunday, Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. in front of Schmon Tower): Controlled burn of a mock residence room designed and furnished to resemble a typical student’s room. This fire safety demonstration provides a real-time illustration of how quickly fire can spread.Brock’s O-Week for students takes place Sunday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 13 with Brockchella serving as this year’s theme. The week will be highlighted by a concert Tuesday, Sept. 8 featuring house music headliner 3LAU.Among the activities planned this year: * Academic and Athletics Orientation (Tuesday, Sept. 8, various sessions, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.): An opportunity for students to meet professors, classmates and teammates in their faculties, majors and sports teams.* Big-Ticket Concert (Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 to 11 p.m.): A back-to-school, all-ages show at Weatherstation Field featuring 3LAU, DJs Grandtheft, Sleepy Tom and DJ Patty V.* Vendor and Club Fair (Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Wednesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Two days of activities and giveaways featuring local businesses and Brock services.* Ice Cream Eating Contest (Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m.): A new event in partnership with Marble Slab Creamery held in front of Schmon Tower.* All-Ages Paint Party (Friday, Sept. 11, 10 p.m.): A messy and fun party of music and paint held at Weatherstation Field.PARKING INFORMATION:Because of the amount of space and organization required to get 2,400 students moved into residences, there will be no parking in any lots near those buildings on Sunday, Sept. 6. This includes anyone using Brock’s Athletics and Rec Services facilities. Anyone needing access to the Walker Complex or sports fields are asked to park in Lot A on Sunday. read more

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The English Premier League Starts Today Heres One Reason To Watch

Beautiful, ain’t it? Americans’ interest in soccer is about three times higher during the World Cup than it usually is, judging by how often they search for the sport on Google. But that isn’t true for other countries. In England, where the English Premier League will kick off its season on Saturday, club play is followed almost as enthusiastically as international competition. The same is true in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico.What accounts for the international appeal of soccer? One factor may be the comparative simplicity of its rulebook. Product designers have long appreciated the value of simplicity, which offers a gentler learning curve and fewer opportunities for mistranslation.I downloaded the FIFA Laws of the Game along with the rulebooks for the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. Then I counted the number of words in each one, excluding indices. This is a simple proxy for the complexity of each sport.Soccer is doing more with less; FIFA’s rulebook has just over 20,000 words. By contrast, the NBA’s has 30,000, MLB’s is close to 50,000, the NHL’s is nearly 60,000 and the NFL’s is 70,000.The correlation between the simplicity of a sport’s rulebook and its global popularity is almost one to one. Soccer, with its simple rulebook, is followed in almost every country. Basketball increasingly is, too. The more complex sports have less global appeal. Baseball is popular in the Americas and Japan but not yet elsewhere. Hockey fans are almost exclusively concentrated in the U.S., Canada, Northern Europe and Russia. American football has few fans outside America itself.Philosophers have also long recognized a connection between simplicity and beauty (indeed, long before soccer came to be known as “The Beautiful Game,” it was known as “The Simplest Game” instead). This June, when I attended a couple of World Cup matches at the Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro, I was struck by how rich the experience was with so few frills. There was no 60-yard-long Jumbotron — there were hardly any scoreboards. There weren’t many words spoken, on or off the pitch.Soccer can get away with this minimalist presentation because of the simplicity of its rulebook; you don’t need Ed Hochuli to come out and explain the difference between offsides and encroachment and a neutral zone infraction.Instead, when Chile scored against Spain in their Group B match, it sounded something like this (sorry about my shaky camera work): read more

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Duluths Twin Metals project PFS underway Carpathian Gold completes first gold smelt

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 24 prefeasibility studies, four feasibility studies, and 20 projects in development, 12 new mines that have gone into production, seven existing operations that are expanding and four merger and acquisition announcements, and many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 29 gold projects, 14 copper projects, 11 silver projects, eight coal projects, seven iron ore projects, five platinum, four rare earth, lead, nickel, two palladium, vanadium, potash, PGM, uranium, and one diamond, germanium, titanium, chrome, molybdenum, and phosphate. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Duluth Metals has announced that the Twin Metals Minnesota project PFS is progressing well with a completion date scheduled for mid-year 2014. Over the next few months, the main focus is the completion of the Pre-feasibility Study and delivering by mid-year a comprehensive NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report on this phase of the project development.Carpathian Gold completed its first gold smelt at the RDM gold project, Brazil on the 24th December. The project is wholly owned by the corporation’s subsidiary, Mineração Riacho dos Machados. The corporation has subsequently completed a second gold smelt and has poured its first doré gold bar of approximately 10.1 kg. Loaded carbon continues to be transferred from the CIL tanks to the ADR plant, where the gold will be stripped from the carbon and recovered in the electrowinning cells, on a routine basis. The corporation anticipates that gold doré production can now commence and that it can be shipped on a regular basis, currently forecast at 100,000 oz/y over the LoM.Pan American Silver Corp has decided to proceed with the expansion of its La Colorada mine in Zacatecas, Mexico, based on the positive results of a recently completed PEA.  The PEA indicated that the relatively low-risk expansion project has the potential to provide robust after-tax economic returns using a $19/oz long-term silver price. The PEA contemplates an increase in silver production from the current level of approximately 4.7 Moz/y to 7.7 Moz/y by the end of 2017, for an incremental capital investment of $80 million, the majority of which will be spent over the next 3 years.Glencore Xstrata has awarded Thiess a A$230 million, one-year contract extension at Mt Owen coal mine, near Ravensworth in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. The extension will see Thiess continuing full service delivery at Mount Owen for at least another three years until December 2016, and includes an option for an additional one year contract extension until December 2017.Australian based iron ore development company, Kogi Iron Ltd and it’s 100% owned Nigerian operating company, KCM Mining have announced that phosphorous bioleaching has been incorporated in its process plant design for the  PFS currently underway for its 100% owned Agbaja iron ore project. Bioleaching is the extraction of specific metals from their ores through the use of bacteria and has successfully been used in the minerals industry since the mid 1990’s. A recent independent University study conducted in Nigeria was successful in reducing the level of phosphorous in Agbaja Plateau iron ore mineralisation from ~0.9% to ~0.25%.last_img read more

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Honda figures out how to recycle rare earth materials in batteries

first_imgRechargeable batteries are everywhere you look nowadays. All our gadgets use them, electric cars rely on them, and as we move toward green energy solutions for the home, we’ll need them there too.The problem is, batteries require the use of expensive rare earth materials that are in high demand. Until now, once those materials are used in a battery they are gone, never to be used again for the most part. However, Honda has developed a new process that allows them to extract and recycle rare earth materials from old batteries.The breakthrough has come through a collaboration with Japan Metals & Chemicals Ltd. (JMC), and means that producing rechargeable batteries on a massive scale should get cheaper and more environmentally friendly going forward.Honda’s extraction process collects at least 80% of the rare earth materials from a Ni-MH battery. Those materials are of the same purity as those “mined and refined,” meaning they can be reused in new batteries without further work.JMC already has the extraction system running at a recycling plant where it is classed as a mass production line. For the moment, old electric car batteries will undergo the recycling process, but there are plans to expand it to other batteries in the future.If Honda and JMC can continue to refine the process and improve upon the extraction rate, it should help to meet the increasing demand for batteries while minimizing the strain on the supply of rare earths. It will also force other car and battery manufacturers to adopt similar recycling systems in order to compete on price while maintaining their green credentials.More at Tech-On!last_img read more

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Visa fury

first_imgSix months after Greece and Australia signed an agreement to introduce a Work and Holiday visa for young people to visit and find temporary employment in each others’ countries, the start of the scheme is still way off, and the reason for the hold-up has to be laid squarely at the door of the Greek government.If Poland can start a Work and Holiday visa program with Australia four months after it was signed, why can’t Greece?Neos Kosmos has identified that legislation in Greece to allow the program to start is yet to come before the Greek parliament, and before it does, it needs to jump the not inconsiderable hurdle of being signed by seven ministers, representing foreign affairs, tourism, health, the national economy, labour, education and development.After being signed off at ministerial level, Neos Kosmos understands the bill will pass to the secretariat of the Greek cabinet, who will then brief the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs. Only then will it be finally voted on by the Greek Parliament.A simple process it is not, and it is one that now begs the question as to whether the Greek Government has a motive for keeping the reciprocal visa on the shelf.Greece’s Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Mr Haris Dafaranos explained his government’s actions this week, telling Neos Kosmos: “There is a ratification process which is continuing, and we the embassy have asked the competent authorities to expedite the process as soon as possible.”A spokesman for Greece’s Ministry of Tourism followed suit, saying that verification of the agreement was “in process and will take some months.” But while bureaucratic procedures may present a rational explanation, the Greek community in Australia has become increasingly exasperated over the affair, and its frustration has reached fever pitch.While the convoluted workings of the Hellenic Republic’s internal bureaucracy is the prime suspect in the delay, others believe there may be more to the situation than meets the eye, with the problem going beyond a document lying forlorn in the bulging in-tray of a ministerial desk.Despite Prime Minister Antonis Samaras recently talking up Greece’s ability to reduce unemployment next year, last week the OECD reported the country’s unemployment rate will remain around 27 per cent to the end of 2015. Despite “moderate signs of recovery” according to OECD, the rate will remain stuck at close to its highest level since the onset of the economic crisis in 2008.For young Greeks the situation is even worse. For the twelve months to July, the youth unemployment rate in Greece has hovered between 59 per cent and 51 per cent.For some, it’s one reason why the Greek Government might find opening new doors to foreigners, eager to take the few jobs on offer, politically sensitive.An alternative theory lies in Greece’s reticence to encourage a further brain drain, with many young Greeks continuing to look for opportunities abroad.If either view holds any sway, going slow on ratifying the agreement and others like it, might be understandable in the ‘realpolitik’ affecting Greece’s coalition government that holds a narrow majority in the 300-seat parliament.Victorian Federal MP Maria Vamvakinou, who took part in discussions over the visa’s introduction with Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister Kosta Tsiaras last year, told Neos Kosmos that “given the protracted nature of this visa coming into affect, one can only now question the will of the Greek Government.”“One has to ask, beyond due process, what other reasons might there be for their bureaucracy to stall?” said Ms Vamvakinou.“Australia’s Greek community are frustrated over this issue, and are asking serious questions as to the Greek Government’s commitment to introducing the visa.”President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Bill Papastergiadis, said he was “dismayed and disappointed” that the visa’s introduction could still not be determined.“We had a senior minister here in May who apparently ratified the agreement and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since.“What the situation tells us, is that there is a complete lack of interest by the Greek Government on this issue, an issue so vital to the diaspora in Australia.”Mr Papastergiadis, who was at the helm of GOCMV four years ago when it began lobbying the Australian and Greek governments to initiate the reciprocal visa agreement, said that Greece’s inaction since the agreement’s signing affected the standing of the Greek Government in Australia and globally.“Working Holiday visa agreements have been ratified by Australia and are in force with practically every other European country,” he said.“We will now write to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on this matter to ask him personally to intervene and expedite the agreement.”Meanwhile, an identical work and holiday visa agreement was signed by Australia with Poland on 28 March this year, just six week before Greece’s Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison signed the Greece/Australia agreement in May. Australia’s Work and Holiday visa program with Poland has been up and running since August 1. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Imagerie médicale trop de radioactivité

first_imgImagerie médicale : trop de radioactivité ? Aujourd’hui, l’ASN a révélé une forte augmentation des doses de radioactivité délivrées aux patients par imagerie médicale. Une hausse devenue “souci majeur” en France.Alors que la radioactivité est au centre de l’attention suite aux accidents répétés de la centrale de Fukushima au Japon, c’est un tout autre problème dont a fait part aujourd’hui l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN). Dans un rapport présenté au Parlement, celle-ci a en effet averti d’une forte hausse des doses de radioactivité délivrées lors des examens d’imagerie médicale. Entre 2002 et 2007, ces doses auraient progressé de près de 50%. Une augmentation déjà constatée au Japon et aux Etats-Unis, mais qui crée aujourd’hui l’inquiétude en France.À lire aussiHyperthyroïdie : symptômes, traitement, causes, diagnostic, qu’est ce que c’est ?Selon les données révélées par l’ASN et citées par le Monde, un scanner du corps entier peut délivrer en une seule fois une dose de radiations de 20 millisieverts, soit le maximum autorisé en un an pour un salarié du secteur nucléaire. En 2010, les examens et traitements médicaux ont représenté en moyenne 1,3 millisievert, soit plus d’un tiers de la dose totale de rayonnements reçue par chaque Français. Si ces examens font l’objet d’une hausse incontrôlée, cela pourrait alors conduire à une multiplication des cas de cancers, en particulier chez les enfants, plus vulnérables aux radiations. Pour limiter cet impact, l’ASN a donc recommandé l’utilisation de moyens alternatifs aux scanners, tels que l’IRM qui ne délivre pas de rayons X au patient. Mais la tâche s’annonce difficile face à ce problème qui concerne de multiples acteurs : “Encore faut-il que les médecins soient conscients de l’existence de cette technique alternative et que les appareils soient disponibles. Un de nos soucis, c’est d’obtenir un rééquilibrage du parc français entre scanners et IRM”, a souligné Jean-Christophe Niel, président de l’ASN, qui a également émis une série de recommandations au ministère de la Santé.Le 30 mars 2011 à 18:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Arjen Robben out for Bayern Munichs trip to Ajax

first_imgBayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben is unavailable for their Champions League match at Ajax due to injuryThe Dutch winger has been reportedly struggling with an undefined thigh injury for the last two weeks now and hasn’t featured for Bayern since their 5-1 thrashing of Benfica at the end of last month.Despite the loss of Robben though, manager Niko Kovac has got his eyes set on three points at Amsterdam tonight as Bayern look to seal top spot on Group E.“The first objective was to progress from the group – we’ve done that,” said Kovac on the club website. “Now we’re in first place and we want to stay there, that’s our objective.”However, the Croatian isn’t taking Ajax lightly who will likely be hoping to snatch top spot from Bayern at their home ground with just two points separating them.“We’re up against strong opposition,” warned Kovac.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They’re a very, very good side. Ajax are a world-renowned name, so it won’t be an easy game. Both teams will be fired up – mine certainly are.”The Ajax-Bayern game will begin at 21:00 (CET) tonight at the Johan Cruijff Arena.Here’s our squad heading to Amsterdam! 💪🔴⚪#packmas #UCL #AJAFCB pic.twitter.com/0MgezIj2Im— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 11, 2018last_img read more

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More Information About Cover Crops Available Online

first_imgMany producers still have questions about how planting and destroying cover crops may affect crop insurance coverage. Provisions vary from state to state, with the Risk Management Agency’s 10 regional offices making local decisions. Some of these regional offices have updated or compiled information in recent months. Links to that information are below:”Insuring a Crop Following a Cover Crop” from the Springfield, Ill. Regional Office, serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.”2013 Crop Year Insuring Crops Planted Following a Cover Crop” from the Topeka, Kan. Regional Office serving Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.”Insuring a Crop Following a Cover Crop” from the St. Paul, Minn. Regional Office serving Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.”Insurance for Crops Following a Cover Crop” from the Raleigh, N.C., Regional Office serving Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.last_img read more

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Video shows bobcat chasing squirrel outside Fort Myersarea home

first_imgNEAR FORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida woman took out her cellphone and hit record after she spotted a bobcat on the hunt — right in her backyard.The video, taken Sunday morning, shows the large feline climbing her pool cage hunting for food. Moments later, the animal is seen spotting a squirrel and darting after it.The squirrel eventually got away.The sighting took place in a community near Fort Myers.The homeowner said she’s seen bobcats in the area before but never in the act of the hunt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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