Mets Roll Over The Rockies, 4-0

first_imgNEW YORK — Matt Harvey is pitching for October.Knowing he is on a rough innings limit in his first season since having Tommy John surgery, the Dark Knight has adjusted his mindset some. He’s focusing less on striking out batters and more on getting quick outs.He’s doing that by pounding the strike zone and on Aug. 11 he had pinpoint control, allowing only four hits over eight innings of the New York Mets’ 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.“At this point when your innings start getting up that high, the biggest thing is throwing strikes and not putting runners on base,” he said. “I don’t mind the first pitch ground outs to shortstop or whatnot, that gets you into the later innings in games.”Harvey (11-7) was dialed in for a fourth straight start, throwing 97 pitches, 66 for strikes. He walked none for the third straight outing and struck out four.The right-hander allowed only three infield singles until Ben Paulsen doubled down the right field line in the seventh.Harvey had his second consecutive scoreless outing and has allowed just three runs over his last four starts. He was lifted for pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson with the bases loaded in the eighth.“He’s starting to get all the things we know he has — all the weapons, all the things that made him special,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said.Ruben Tejada had a go-ahead single in the sixth and Juan Lagares had a two-run double in the eighth to help the Mets improve to 40-18 at home, matching last season’s win total when they lost 41 at Citi Field.Granderson got a gift RBI from Boone Logan for the second straight night. He was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded Aug. 10. This time Logan walked Granderson, who did not start against Chris Rusin (3-5), a lefty.Lagares, who has lost most of his playing time since the arrival of Yoenis Cespedes, followed with the two-run double.Eric O’Flaherty gave up a double to Jose Reyes in the ninth, but finished the five-hitter for the NL East leader’s ninth win in 11 games and eighth straight at Citi Field against Colorado.Rusin (3-5) put men on base in four of the first five innings but New York was hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position.“We knew it was going to be hard to score against Harvey and he was real good. Rusin did a great job,” manager Walt Weiss said.That changed in the sixth, when Tejada, a right-handed batter, grounded an outside pitch through the hole between first and second with second baseman DJ LeMahieu shading up the middle to give the Mets the lead.“I was looking to make good contact to right field,” Tejada said.Michael Cuddyer singled twice, scored on Tejada’s hit and had a stolen base against the team he played for the past three years. He turned down the Rockies’ one-year offer this winter to sign with New York for two years.“It felt good to contribute on the field rather than as a cheerleader the last couple of weeks,” said Cuddyer, who came off the disabled list Aug. 10.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


World Cup 2019: Steve Smith should bat at No.3, says Shane Warne

first_imgFormer Australian cricketer Shane Warne wants Steve Smith to bat at number three in the World Cup match against New Zealand, scheduled for Saturday at the Home of Cricket, the Lord’s.In the seven matches so far, Smith has been batting at number four and sometimes even further down the order, at number six.Warner, in a tweet, advised Australia to send Smith at number three. The former cricketer further said that Shaun Marsh should replace Usman Khawaja in the lineup and bat at number four.”GL to the Aussies against our kiwi friends today. Changes for me are. Smith to bat at number 3 no matter what & S Marsh in for Khawaja & to bar at 4. That is Australia’s best side & aside for all conditions too. Agree followers? May the best team win @Bazmccullum @SPFleming7,” Warne tweeted.GL to the Aussies against our kiwi friends today. Changes for me are. Smith to bat at number 3 no matter what & S March in for Khawaja & to bar at 4. That is Australia’s best side & a side for all conditions too. Agree followers ? May the best team win @Bazmccullum @SPFleming7Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 29, 2019Defending champions Australia have already qualified for the semi-finals. The team sits in the pole position on the World Cup standings with 12 points from seven matches.David Warner and Aaron Finch are in superb form as they hold the first and second place in the highest run-scorer table with 500 and 496 runs, respectively.In the bowling department, Mitchell Starc leads the most wickets taken list with 19 wickets under his belt.advertisementAlso Read | India topple England, go top of ODI rankingsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Team India ‘ready to rumble’ vs England in new orange jerseyAlso Seelast_img read more



first_imgA grand opening celebration was held Wednesday for the new Sioux County Regional Airport near Maurice.Harold Schiebout, the chairman of the Sioux County Regional Airport Agency’s Board, says it took nearly 20 years to get to this point:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SOOAIR.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….three entities. ;18The 32 million dollar airport has a terminal, lighting for approaching aircraft and a weather observation station.Sioux County native Dennis Muilenburg is the Chairman, President and CEO of Boeing and also served as the ceremony’s key-note speaker:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SOOAIR3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..Sioux County as well. ;15Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds also spoke at the ceremonies:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SOOAIR2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……for the state. ;11Schiebou says the new airport hopefully will help keep local corporate offices in Sioux county.With the new opening of the Sioux County Regional airport, both the Orange City and the Sioux Center existing airports are scheduled to close within the next few weeks.last_img read more


a month agoJones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguire

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jones heaps praise on new Man Utd teammates Wan-Bissaka and Maguireby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePhil Jones has heaped praise on new Manchester United teammates Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.The pair have slotted straight into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice defensive line-up and Jones thinks both players have enjoyed a great start to life at Old Trafford.“Aaron’s come in and settled in well and, likewise, Harry. He carries a bit more experience than Aaron but they’ve helped a lot,” Jones told Inside United.“Aaron’s up and down [the pitch], his tackling’s probably some of the best I’ve seen, and no one wants to go past him. You see players now stopping, turning around and going the other way, so that’s a credit to him.“Harry’s got the international experience. He’s a big, strong defender who has helped us and I’m sure he’ll be a great addition going forward.” last_img read more


Inclusion of 17 OBCs in SC list unconstitutional Mayawati

first_imgLucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati on Monday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to include 17 Other Backward Castes (OBC) in the Scheduled Caste (SC) list as “unconstitutional and politically motivated”. Mayawati said the move will not bring any benefits for OBC groups and Yogi Adityanath had deceived them. “No government can include or remove any caste from the Scheduled Caste list. Article 341 prevents a government from doing so. Only the President and Parliament have the powers to do so,” she stated. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The BSP President further explained: “Part 1 of Article 341 clearly states that the President can specify any group to the SC list through a public notification on the Governor’s advice. Part 2 says that if a notification is released under part 1 of Article 341, it can only be changed by Parliament. Part 2 also states that Parliament can specify, include or exclude any group from the SC list.” She pointed out that the notification cannot be undone by any other notification. “These castes will no longer get the benefits of quota under the OBC category. They will be treated as general castes. It is clear that Yogi government has issued this order to deceive these castes,” she stated. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Mayawati also alleged that the order had been issued keeping in view the upcoming bypolls in the state and appealed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to immediately withdraw it. She urged the Centre to initiate the constitutional procedure to include these groups in the SC list and demanded an increase in the quota limit for them. “I appeal to the Centre to include these castes in the category and increase SC quota proportionately as per constitutional procedure,” she said. In a decision taken on Friday, the Yogi Adityanath government had moved 17 OBCs in the SC list, thus fulfilling a long pending demand of these castes. The OBCs added to the SC list are — Nishad, Bind, Mallah, Kewat, Kashyap, Bhar, Dhivar, Batham, Machua, Prajapati, Rajbhar, Kahar, Potter, Dhimar, Manjhi, Tuhaha and Gaur. The Chief Minister also directed all district officers to issue caste certificate to the families of those belonging to these castes.last_img read more


Justin Cox former Saskatchewan Roughrider found not guilty of assault

first_imgREGINA – A player who was cut from the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team over an alleged incident of domestic violence has been found not guilty of assault causing bodily harm.And Justin Cox, 24, says he hopes he can resume his career now.“Hopefully I get it back. I really want to play with the Roughriders,” Cox said Monday after the decision by provincial court Judge Pat Reis.“Hopefully I can get to wear that green and white again and you know, play football again, period.”The defensive back was released by the CFL team on April 19, one day after Regina police charged him as the result of investigation into an allegation of intimate partner violence.But Reis said there’s no evidence to support the charge after hearing from five Crown witnesses.“I just don’t see the evidence is there,” Reis said when senior Crown prosecutor Kim Jones attempted to make closing comments in the case.Jones acknowledged that outside court.“There has to be proof beyond a reasonable doubt that an assault causing bodily harm took place and the Crown’s case didn’t meet that standard,” he said.The defence decided not to present any evidence or call any witnesses.Court heard that police were called April 18 about a 23-year-old woman with injuries consistent with a physical attack.A police officer and an acquaintance of the woman told the court that they saw a bump on her head and bruising after a fight at Regina home. They also said it appeared a braid of hair had been torn from her head.Riders’ wide receiver, Joe Craig, who was living in the house with Cox, told court that the couple was arguing over the code for an iPhone.Craig said he was standing between Cox and the woman, and he never saw him hit her.“No, sir, not all,” Craig testified.Craig also said Cox did not push her down a flight of stairs, but that she fell.“When I turned around, she was on the ground,” he said.The woman told the court that the braid was a loose hair extension that came out when she fell down the stairs.In her own testimony, she described a rocky relationship.Court heard police were called to another apartment of the couple because of noise complaints.The woman said she was unhappy with the attention that she believed Cox was giving to other women and that would lead to arguments where she would scream at him.“I would get very jealous,” she told the court.She said Cox would “try to get away from the situation” and that she would physically block the door, jump on him to keep him from leaving and throw things at him. She said he never intentionally hit her.On April 18, she said they had their “usual argument” and Cox said he was leaving her.“It made me very angry, much angrier than I’ve been in a very long time,” she said.Defence lawyer Sharon Fox asked if the woman threatened to ruin Cox’s career and the woman said: “That’s correct.”The Riders released Cox when the assault charge became public and the CFL also said he would no longer be allowed to play with any team in the league.The former Mississippi State player had signed a two-year extension with the Roughriders in December after he recorded 42 defensive tackles and four interceptions in 15 games in 2016, en route to being named the team’s most outstanding rookie.Cox was released by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2015 after being arrested and charged with domestic violence twice in less than a year.last_img read more


Kanesatake community at odds with council

first_imgAPTN National NewsA public meeting was planned for Wednesday night in Kanesatake to discuss the current council.A referendum was held last month asking people whether they supported the grand chief or an opposition group of chiefs.That referendum didn’t seem to accomplish much.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has the story.last_img


Man Dies Due to Tightened Restrictions on Movement in Tindouf Camps

Rabat – A young sahraoui man was found dead yesterday 200 km from Rabouni camp, near Tindouf in Algeria. He was trying to leave Roubani camp but died of thirst after his car broke down in the desert.According to Moroccan new outlet Le360, Ahmed Mahmoud Dih and four friends had attempted to drive out of Rabouni camp, avoiding the roadblocks set up by the Polisario to restrict exit from the camp.After their car broke down, they walked separate ways through the desert to find help. Dih’s friends were found after a number of days of walk, but Dih died of thirst. The Algerian government has imposed restrictions on any movements out of the Tindouf camps. The restrictions are enforced by Polisario, who has set up roadblocks outside the camps.The restrictions have been tightened since the Hirak protests in Algiers at the start of the year.Read Also: Man Dies Due to Tightened Restrictions on Movement in Tindouf Camps There have been suggestions that amid the tense political atmosphere in Algeria, the Algerian government fears that weapons will leave the camps and reach the rest of the country. Others say the government is afraid Sahrawis will migrate en mass to the Western Sahara province in southern Morocco, therefore contributing to Algeria’s loss of power over the contested territory.For the Sahrawis living in the the camps, the restrictions have made life difficult.An investigative film produced by Moroccan television channel Medi1TV and aired in early April shed light into the plight of Sahrawis living in the Tindouf camps.A Tindouf refugee who spoke to the a Spanish journalist who produced the investigative film asserted that humanitarian aid, including food and medicine, never reached them. Instead, the young refugee said, the aid is embezzled by Polisario members and  sold in the market in nearby Rabouni.Sahrawis have carried out several protests in the last month against what they describe as Polisario’s “forced detention” and a “violation of the right of movement.”On April 23, sixty Sahrawis living in Tindouf’s Lahmada camp conducted a sit-in outside the Sahrawi Ministry of the Interior in Rabouni, to complain about the tightened restrictions.On April 27, Polisario used tanks to disperse thirty Sahrawi youths who were blocking the main road into Rabouni camp in protest against the restrictions of movement out of the camp. read more


Greece and China celebrate strong economic relationships

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The prospect for greater cooperation between Greece and China was raised at a book event in Athens, as officials from both states spoke with praise of their mutual collaboration. Launching the English translation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book “the Governance of China”, officials drew comparisons on the way the countries had to implement a series of reforms, in the recent years. President Xi’s book offers significant insight on the measures China took to achieve its spectacular growth and presents a platform for the country to position itself in the international field of trade. Greek Culture Minister praised the book, which is yet to be translated in Greek, as “an important vehicle for improving mutual understanding”; he then went on to praise China as “a major power which is moving energetically to the fore in Greece for mutual benefit,” an apparent reference to the expanding presence of Chinese shipping giant Cosco at the port of Piraeus. Apart from trade and shipping, officials from the two countries agree that there is fertile ground for bilateral cooperation in tourism, culture and other sectors. last_img read more


Thierry Henry Monaco did not do enough to beat 10man Nice

first_imgMonaco coach Thierry Henry says his side did not do enough to beat OGC Nice despite the visitors being one man down.Monaco drew 1-1 at home with OGC Nice and Henry who met his former team-mate and Nice manager Patrice Vieira in the encounter was unable to call the services of new signing Cesc Fabregas as the match was a rescheduled fixture from December thus he was ineligible to play.Henry admits his side failed to take advantage of the red card situation.“We did not do enough,” he told Sportsmole.“One point is not enough. We had the opportunity to score but we didn’t – it is not the first time.Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“We woke up in the second half but they had 10 men. It is never easy to play against a team that is outnumbered.”Henry also added that it was ‘weird’ for him to meet his former team-mate Patrice Vieira.“It was weird to meet Pat (Vieira) before the match, during and at the end.“We spoke a little but then we were each focused in our game, in what we had to do.”last_img read more


Gas fire kills youth

first_imgLogo of fire IllustrationA young man, who along with his wife sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at their house from a gas cylinder explosion in the city’s Mohammadpur area early Tuesday, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the evening, reports UNB.The deceased is Saiful Islam Rubel, 28.Sub-inspector Bachchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, said the originated at the tin-shed house on Road-13 in Nabinagar Housing after a cooking gas cylinder exploded around 5:00am, leaving the couple injured.They were admitted to the hospital around 6:30am, he added.Saiful succumbed to his injuries around 7:00pm while his wife Sajena Akhter, 18, was undergoing treatment at the hospital.last_img read more


Physicists find quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two sides of the

first_img More information: Alexander Streltsov, et al. “Measuring Quantum Coherence with Entanglement.” Physical Review Letters. To be published.Also at arXiv:1502.05876 [quant-ph] Journal information: Physical Review Letters Close relatives with the same rootsAlthough physicists have known that coherence and entanglement are close relatives, the exact relationship between the two resources has not been clear. It’s well-known that quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are both rooted in the superposition principle—the phenomenon in which a single quantum state simultaneously consists of multiple states—but in different ways. Quantum coherence deals with the idea that all objects have wave-like properties. If an object’s wave-like nature is split in two, then the two waves may coherently interfere with each other in such a way as to form a single state that is a superposition of the two states. This concept of superposition is famously represented by Schrödinger’s cat, which is both dead and alive at the same time when in its coherent state inside a closed box. Coherence also lies at the heart of quantum computing, in which a qubit is in a superposition of the “0” and “1” states, resulting in a speed-up over various classical algorithms. When such a state experiences decoherence, however, all of its quantumness is typically lost and the advantage vanishes.The second phenomenon, quantum entanglement, also involves superposition. But in this case, the states in a superposition are the shared states of two entangled particles rather than those of the two split waves of a single particle. The intrigue of entanglement lies in the fact that the two entangled particles are so intimately correlated that a measurement on one particle instantly affects the other particle, even when separated by a large distance. Like coherence, quantum entanglement also plays an essential role in quantum technologies, such as quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, and super dense coding. Converting one to the otherIn a paper to be published in Physical Review Letters, physicists led by Gerardo Adesso, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham in the UK, with coauthors from Spain and India, have provided a simple yet powerful answer to the question of how these two resources are related: the scientists show that coherence and entanglement are quantitatively, or operationally, equivalent, based on their behavior arising from their respective resource theories. © 2015 Phys.org Explore further Physicists show ‘quantum freezing phenomenon’ is universal This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The physicists arrived at this result by showing that, in general, any nonzero amount of coherence in a system can be converted into an equal amount of entanglement between that system and another initially incoherent one. This discovery of the conversion between coherence and entanglement has several important implications. For one, it means that quantum coherence can be measured through entanglement. Consequently, all of the comprehensive knowledge that researchers have obtained about entanglement can now be directly applied to coherence, which in general is not nearly as well-researched (outside of the area of quantum optics). For example, the new knowledge has already allowed the physicists to settle an important open question concerning the geometric measure of coherence: since the geometric measure of entanglement is a “full convex monotone,” the same can be said of the associated coherence measure. As the scientists explained, this is possible because the new results allowed them to define and quantify one resource in terms of the other.”The significance of our work lies in the fact that we prove the close relation between entanglement and coherence not only qualitatively, but on a quantitative level,” coauthor Alex Streltsov, of ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, told Phys.org. “More precisely, we show that any quantifier of entanglement gives rise to a quantifier of coherence. This concept allowed us to prove that the geometric measure of coherence is a valid coherence quantifier, thus answering a question left open in several previous works.”While the results show that coherence and entanglement are operationally equivalent, the physicists explain that this doesn’t mean that are the exact same thing, as they are still conceptually different ideas. “Despite having the same roots of origin, namely quantum superposition, coherence and entanglement are conceptually different,” said coauthors Uttam Singh, Himadri Dhar, and Manabendra Bera at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad, India. “For example, coherence can be present in single quantum systems, where entanglement is not well-defined. Also, coherence is defined with respect to a given basis, while entanglement is invariant under local basis changes. In all, we believe coherence and entanglement are operationally equivalent but conceptually different.” Future quantum connectionsThe operational equivalence of coherence and entanglement will likely have a far-reaching impact on areas ranging from quantum information theory to more nascent fields such as quantum biology and nanoscale thermodynamics. In the future, the physicists plan to investigate whether coherence and entanglement might also be interconverted into a third resource—that of quantum discord, which, like entanglement, is another type of quantum correlation between two systems.”Our future plans are diverse,” Adesso said. “On the theoretical side, we are working to construct a unified framework to interpret, classify and quantify all different forms of quantum resources, including and beyond entanglement and coherence, and highlight the interlinks among them from an operational perspective. This will allow us to navigate the hierarchy of quantumness indicators in composite systems with a common pilot, and to appreciate which particular ingredients are needed in various informational tasks. “On the practical side, we are investigating experimentally friendly schemes to detect, quantify, and preserve coherence, entanglement and other quantum correlations in noisy environments. More fundamentally, we hope these results will inspire us to devise scalable and efficient methods to convert between different quantum resources for technological applications, and bring us closer to understanding where the boundaries of the quantum world ultimately lie in realistic scenarios.” (a) Input states that are fully incoherent (S and A) cannot be converted to entanglement via incoherent operations. (b) On the other hand, when the input state of S has any nonzero coherence, the coherence can be converted to entanglement via incoherent operations. The new results show that, in such a scenario, the input coherence and the output entanglement are quantitatively equivalent. Credit: Streltsov, et al. Citation: Physicists find quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two sides of the same coin (2015, June 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-06-physicists-quantum-coherence-entanglement-sides.html (Phys.org)—Quantum coherence and quantum entanglement are two landmark features of quantum physics, and now physicists have demonstrated that the two phenomena are “operationally equivalent”—that is, equivalent for all practical purposes, though still conceptually distinct. This finding allows physicists to apply decades of research on entanglement to the more fundamental but less-well-researched concept of coherence, offering the possibility of advancing a wide range of quantum technologies.last_img read more


HairRaising Medieval Curses that Protected Books from Plunder

first_imgCenturies ago, especially before the advent of printing, producing just one copy of a book was painstaking. The process required a tremendous amount of time, a lot of patience, and superb attention to detail. The meticulous work was done by scribes manually. The longer the book, the more months it took to have a book completed, if not years. To finish the book sometimes came at the cost of the scribe’s health. Their sight would begin to fail, their body to ache and hurt from sitting.Historiated initial ‘O'(mnibus) of Adam and Eve being tempted by the serpent into committing the Original Sin. Image taken from f. 82 of the 14th century Book of Hours, Use of Sarum. Written in Latin.Perhaps surprisingly to the modern day reader, at the end of the book, medieval scribes would pen something like this:“Hanging will do For him who steals you”Or, something more elaborate:“If anyone takes away this book, let him die the death; let him be fried in a pan; let the falling sickness and fever seize him; let him be broken on the wheel, and hanged. Amen.”.The first two lines can be found in a book dated to the year 1461. The second and longer junction, taken from the end of a Bible copy with German provenance, was scribed around the year 1172. Both exemplify medieval book curses, inserted by the copyist to assure that the product of their hard work will not go in vain. That it will not end up in the hands of thieves.Back in medieval days, books held a greater value as they were so rare. Not only was it an extensive and exhausting process to replicate a copy of the Bible, for example, the process was also costly. Even the more prestigious institutions kept a limited number of volumes at their premises. So, if someone went after stealing a book, the loss was truly painful.Photo by Kungl. biblioteketBut protecting the book with curses was something as a remedy to this issue. Scribes used the one most potent weapon they had at hands — words. The curses, addressed to potential thieves, almost always promised the most dreadful way to die if you stole a book. If the thief was superstitious, the curse actually did scare them away. Depending how they were worded, curses also worked against damage being inflicted on the book, such as deliberately ripping out a page.More accounts suggest that inscribing curses has been practiced since bookkeeping commenced. The earliest examples have been deciphered in Assyrian tablets from the 7th century BC. At the library of Nineveh, one of the earliest known libraries on earth, under King Ashurbanipal, a plenitude of tablets included such expletive measures for protection.Ashurbanipal as High PriestThrough the curse, the king evokes a major Mesopotamian deity — Ashur — to deliver punishment on those who dare steal the tablets. Here’s a slice of the curse:“Whosoever shall carry off this tablet, or shall inscribe his name on it, side by side with mine own, may Ashur and Belit overthrow him in wrath and anger, and may they destroy his name and posterity in the land.”Cuneiform synonym list tablet from the Library of Ashurbanipal. Neo-Assyrian period (934 BC – 608 BC). Photo by Fæ CC BY-SA 3.0However, the majority of book curses that have survived to modern times, originate from Middle Age books. American writer Marc Drogin published the very first volume that documents book curses in 1983. His book is entitled Anathema! Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses.One example Drogin lists in his book, and as reported by Medievalists.net, comes from a 13th century book stored at the Vatican library:“The finished book before you lies; This humble scribe don’t criticize. Whoever takes away this book May he never on Christ look Whoever to steal this volume durst May he be killed as one accursed. Whoever to steal this volume tries Out with his eyes, out with his eyes!”According to another book dated to the 15th century, the French would have wished the following for would-be thieves:“Whoever steals this book Will hang on a gallows in Paris And, if he isn’t hung, he’ll drown. And, if he doesn’t drown, he’ll roast, And, if he doesn’t roast, a worse end will befall him.”Even juicier, an example from the early 16th century:“Whoever steals this Book of Prayer May he be ripped apart by swine, His heart be splintered, this I swear, And his body dragged along the Rhine.”Many more examples illustrate the risks book thieves faced if they were caught for their wrongdoing. Exclusion from the church was guaranteed, as was in many cases public execution.Other than this, in medieval Europe, people devised various inventions to protect books. Chained libraries are one popular example. Books were chained to the shelves so that readers were unable to take them outside the library.Read another story from us: Comically Bizarre Old English Insults in VideoThey were only able to check the book contents on the spot. Chain libraries were used until the 18th century, however, since this method to secure the library contents was expensive, only the more prized copies were protected that way.But a book curse — people have been always able to write one for free.last_img read more


I was stuck in middle of A34 with traffic zooming past Disabled

first_imgThe dropped kerb was blocked by a parked car The Highway Code’s Rule 243 states that you should ‘not stop or park where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles, or where it would obstruct cyclists except when forced to do so by stationary traffic.’ Parking a vehicle fully or partially across a dropped kerb is classed as an obstruction and either the police or local council can enforce the contravention. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDisabled Sheila Gatehouse was left stranded on her mobility scooter in the middle of a busy dual carriageway – after someone parked a car over the dropped kerb of a pedestrian crossing. The 64-year-old was stuck in the island half-way across the A34 for 30 minutes, until two kind passers-by lifted her and her scooter onto the opposite pavement. Mrs Gatehouse had been for a check-up at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after being discharged following a two-week admission with a chest infection and flu. She said: “I was going for a check-up in the heart and lung department. When I got there, the car wasn’t on the crossing. “After my appointment, I was on the pelican crossing opposite Entrance One, on the A34. I got to the central reservation and I saw the car. There was no point trying to cross any further because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get up the kerb. ‘I was there for half an hour…’ “I was there for half an hour. It was freezing and I was getting so frustrated. I couldn’t go back, I had traffic coming on both sides of me. I just wanted to get home.” Punter found hiding in bushes Andy Day, coordinator at North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention, said any motorist obstructing a dropped kerb could cause havoc for people dependent on a wheelchair or mobility scooter. He said: “I would issue a plea to people who are able-bodied and do not have to think about things like this for themselves to think about the needs of others who are less able to get about. “Please be mindful of the difficulties some people have.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Sheila was stuck in the middle of the A34 for half an hour Mrs Gatehouse, who lives at Norwich Place, in Clayton, says she called the police on 101 to report the Black Astra and the fact she was stranded on January 21. She says she was advised there would be a wait before anyone could go to the scene. She said: “In the end, two strangers who were crossing helped me. They were two big, strong men – they needed to be because they lifted my scooter with me on it. I’m very grateful to them, I don’t know what I would have done without them. Read MoreNew cameras set to launch in Stoke-on-Trent that can catch YOU speeding from a kilometre away   “The car was parked all across the crossing, on the pavement and on the road. It had a sticker in the window that said something like they worked for the NHS and were exempt, but that doesn’t give them the right to park like that. “Whoever did it is an idiot, it should have been towed away.” Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more


PetCure Oncologys Cancer Treatment Brings Family Pet Home for the Holidays

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | December 23, 2015 PetCure Oncology’s Cancer Treatment Brings Family Pet Home for the Holidays Five hundred-mile journey from Birmingham to Cincinnati saves Boxer from fatal brain tumor News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Pet owner Laura Leal and her beloved Boxer Addy, join Kelli Sloane, radiation therapist, after successful treatment of Addy’s brain tumor with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) at PetCure Oncology at Care Center in Cincinnati. Photo courtesy of Business WireDecember 23, 2015 — What is the connection between a family in Birmingham, Ala., and a veterinary cancer care team in Cincinnati, Ohio, over 500 miles away? Addy, an 11-year-old Boxer diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, and a dedicated pet owner on a mission to save her furry family member.With the help of PetCure Oncology at Care Center, pet owner Laura Leal and her beloved Addy will be able to enjoy some extra cheer this holiday season.Laura and Addy have been an inseparable pair for more than a decade. Laura, a registered nurse, credits her medical training in keeping Addy healthy over the years. This past September, Addy began having seizures. With support and guidance from their Birmingham-based primary-care veterinarian, Addy was referred to a veterinary specialist and a computed tomography (CT) scan was performed.She was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given weeks or maybe months to live if nothing was done. The recommended treatment was surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible followed by 30 days of standard radiation therapy (RT). Laura understood the ramifications of the diagnosis but was uncomfortable with the recommendation. Hoping to avoid the lengthy treatment program and undesirable side effects that accompany standard radiation therapy, she wondered if there might be an alternate course of action.Laura found hope in an emerging new cancer treatment called stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). She was pointed in the right direction by a friend who had recently attended a lecture that mentioned a study being done on dogs with brain tumors. With that in mind, she began to research the topic online and came across Neal Mauldin, DVM, DACVIM (internal medicine and oncology), DACVR (RO), a leading expert in veterinary SRS and the chief medical officer at PetCure Oncology.SRS is an advanced form of radiation therapy that has a long history of success in human medicine but has just recently become available to pets suffering from cancer. SRS offers significant benefits over traditional RT by:Offering a treatment with the intent to cure cancer rather than just ease symptoms;Minimizing both the risks and side effects commonly associated with RT;Delivering high doses of radiation with sub-millimeter precision in a non-invasive, non-surgical manner; andRequiring only 1-3 treatment sessions as opposed to 15-30.“When I read that SRS was non-invasive and completed in 1-3 treatments I knew I had to learn more,” said Laura. “The nearest PetCure Oncology location to me was Cincinnati. I called them the next day and made an appointment.”In late November, Laura, her father Joe, and Addy made the 8-hour drive from Birmingham to PetCure Oncology at Care Center in Cincinnati. Addy began her SRS treatment on a Wednesday morning and by Thursday afternoon – after just two treatment sessions – they were on the road home.“Addy did well,” said Laura. “There was no recovery period and no post-treatment wounds. Today she runs around with my sister’s dogs, plays in the backyard and has fun with her toys. The PetCure Oncology team was amazing and willing to help us in every way. This has been a remarkable journey and I know in my heart she has received the best care possible.”PetCure Oncology has established a network of centers specializing in veterinary SRS across the country. Centers in Phoenix, Cincinnati and Clifton, N.J., are operational. Locations in Wisconsin and Illinois are slated to open in 2016, with many more centers in various stages of development.For more information: www.petcureoncology.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more


Fantasea Brings Home Gold for Queensland at Australian Tourism Awards

first_imgFantasea Adventure Cruising was the sole Queensland tourism operator to win gold in the 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.It is the second successive year in which the Whitsunday cruise company has won the gold award for Best Major Tourism and Transport Operator in Australia.The award winners were announced at a gala function at the Cairns Convention Centre on Friday evening.In 2011, in addition to taking out the national award for Best Major Tourism and Transport Operator in Australia, Fantasea Adventure Cruising was also named Best Major Tour and Transport Operator at the Queensland Tourism Awards and was inducted into the Whitsunday Tourism Awards Hall of Fame in 2010, for the Most Unique Accommodation award for Fantasea’s Reefsleep experience. Fantasea General Manager Matt Lloyd  thanked the team led by Rob Addis and said it was a significant achievement for the Queensland company to beat major tourism transport operators such as Spirit of Tasmania and Rottnest Express Ferries.‘This will reward and motivate the hard-working and dedicated team who hope to return next year and gain entry into the prestigious Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame by making it three gold awards in a row,’ he said.Mr Lloyd also thanked Hamilton Island and the local and regional agents for their on going support of Fantasea Adventure Cruising and said that ultimately, the industry as a whole would benefit from the award.‘This is a real boost for the Airlie Beach region,’ he said.Other Airlie Beach businesses recognized for their contribution were Adventure Whitsundays Caravan Park, Capers in the Beach, Villa Botanica and Tourism Whitsundays. Fantasea Adventure Cruising is a division of Queensland owned Riverside Marine which has its headquarters in Brisbane.It operates a fleet of high speed, multi-hull vessels running innovative and quality day cruises in the Whitsundays and also operates Reefsleep, a unique attraction which allows guests to overnight on Fantasea’s Reefworld platform on Hardy Reef. Source = Fantasea The team at Fantasea Adventure Cruisinglast_img read more


SwissBelsuites Victoria Park introduces stateoftheart mobile key

first_imgSource = Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland ASSA ABBLOY’s mobile room key provides guests with added security and convenience.Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, introduces state-of-the-art mobile key access for guest roomsSwiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland, a collection of 40 luxuriously appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom suites by Swiss-Belhotel International has unveiled a new electronic and mobile locking system implemented throughout all the property’s guest rooms.Manufactured and installed by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, the global leader in door opening solutions, the new locking system known as VingCard Allure provides state of the art security while allowing guests to use personal smart devices as secure keys for a true bespoke hotel experience.In a world where people are relying more and more on their mobile phones throughout their travels and everyday life, the move to mobile room keys is an obvious next step in the full-service hotel experience. The VingCard system offers a sleek design by replacing external hardware from guest room doors with a panel that controls the locking mechanism. ASSA ABLOY Hospitality’s revolutionary mobile key feature also enhances guests’ experience through simplified check-in processes and the convenience of carrying your key on a device people already keep with them.“Coming from one of the world’s fastest growing hospitality providers, we’re constantly looking for new ways of integrating cutting edge technologies and practices to streamline business operations and enrich guests’ stay at our properties,” said Mr.Gavin.M.Faull, President and Chairman of Swiss Belhotel International. “The future of technology is becoming increasingly mobile and we’re proud to be at the forefront of embracing these changes. Not only is Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland the first property from Swiss-Belhotel International in New Zealand, it is also the first in the city to provide this level of high-tech locking system.”ASSA ABLOY’s SEOS security technology protocol, integrates with the Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland’s Property Management System to generate a digital key for each assigned guest room. The key is encrypted and securely delivered to a guest’s smartphone while also being placed in a secure key vault within the hotel’s own mobile app. When the smartphone is presented to the corresponding lock, the app transmits the encrypted key via a secure communication channel to unlock the door.Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park offers advanced amenities with stylish living and dining areas designed to suit leisure and business travellers, as well as long-stay guests and families.last_img read more


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