Related Posts Donal Power How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#Austria#energy#Internet of Things#IoT#Siemens#Smart Cities#Vienna Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Siemens AG is leading a consortium undertaking a new smart city research initiative in the new Aspern district of the Austrian capital.The German engineering goliath is the lead partner in a public private partnership called Aspern Smart City Research.The project, which has a five-year budget of $41 million, includes two energy providers to Vienna, Wien Energie and Wiener Netze as the other big partners.The ultimate goal of the research project is to develop innovative energy production solutions for future cities.The research is expected to lay the groundwork for services that utilities could provide in the future like flexible energy tariffs that could factor in the contribution of account prosumers.Another result of the research is to increase efficiency of energy production through the real-time analysis of weather conditions.Just three buildings for nowCurrently the smart cities research is focused on three buildings that are generating 2 million pieces of data daily. Data is coming from a 213-unit apartment building, a school and a student lodging building.Construction on the new city of Aspern was begun from scratch in 2008 on the site of a former airport. The total cost of construction will reach nearly $6 billion and run until 2028.People began moving into the Aspern community in 2015, two years following the district’s connection to Vienna by subway.Currently 6,000 inhabitants have come to Aspern of the total projected population of 20,000 after 20 years of development.Eventually a new train station will be located in Aspern on the rail line that links Vienna to the Slovakian capital Bratislava.The move to develop the Vienna-area smart city follows a new report from research firm Gartner that predicts smart cities will be going green in a big way over the next five years, driven by international efforts to reduce carbon emissions.Gartner expects that at least half of global smart cities will use climate change, sustainability and resilience as key performance indicators by 2020.
The BJP’s Parliamentary Board, the party’s highest decision-making body, met in New Delhi on Friday and decided to finalise a seat- sharing agreement with the All Jharkhand Student’s Union (AJSU).Of the 14 seats in Jharkhand, the AJSU will fight the Giridih Lok Sabha seat and the BJP will contest the rest. BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav made the announcement after the three- hour meeting, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. He added that Mr. Shah had met AJSU president Sudesh Mahto in New Delhi to finalise the arrangement. Sources at the meeting said the board reviewed feedback sent by party MPs of their Lok Sabha constituencies. Significantly, the board also greenlighted the proposal allowing Rajya Sabha MPs and party MLAs to be considered for Lok Sabha tickets. “There are several Ministers who are Rajya Sabha members who have shown an interest in fighting polls,” said the source.
Born to a family of a Malay father and a Buddhist mother, Tillakaratne Dilshan (born October 14, 1976 in Kalutara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and member of the national team since November 1999. He plays for the Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-hand batsman is also a spin bowler. T.M. Dilshan won the award of Twenty20 International Performance of the Year at the ICC awards 2009.Dilshan made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 1999. Dilshan made his One day international debut against Zimbabwe after 15 months.Family backgroundHe converted from Islam to Buddhism at 16. Dilshan had his education at Kalutara Vidyalaya, Kalutara. He is married to Sri Lankan actress Manjula Thilini. Dilshan has a daughter from his second marriage and a son from his first marriage.
Northern Railway, New Delhi, has invited applications for recruitment of sports personnel in various disciplines. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by July 28.Post details:Total posts: 10 postsPost name: Sports PersonnelDiscipline:Cricket (Men): 3 postsWeightlifting: 2 postsVolleyball: 2 postsAthletics (Men): 2 postsAthletics (Women): 1 postEligibility criteria:Educational qualification: The candidates applying for this post should have passed Class 10th.Age limit:The candidates applying for this post should age between 18 and 25 years.Minimum sports achievement:The candidates willing to apply for this post should have represented the country in Commonwealth championships (junior/ senior category) or Asian championships/ Asia Cup (junior/ senior category) or South Asian Federations (SAF) games (senior category) or USIC (world railway) championships (senior category). The candidates should have acquired at least third position in Federation Cup championships (senior category). OrThe candidates should have represented a state or equivalent unit in senior/ youth/ junior national championships. OrThe candidates should have acquired at least third position in senior state championship for all units and district of the state.Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of trial of sports performance and interview.Application fee:The candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 40 non refundable including postal charges through crossed postal order or demand draft payable at New Delhi in the name of “Sports Officer/ HQ, Head Quarter Sports Association, Northern Railway, New Delhi”.How to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to submit the duly filled application forms at the “Sports Officer/ Headquarter Sports Association, Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi, Room No. 7-G, Annexe-II Building, Baroda House, New Delhi-110001”.advertisementThe candidates are required to send the attested copies of all the required documents/ certificates along. Also, the candidates are required to affix their recent passport-size photograph on the application forms.
Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL January 23, 2018 × SHARE COMMENTS ‘Reassess everything’Djokovic, who spent four years at No.1 in the rankings, has slipped to 14 and may edge to 13 in the new rankings after the Open, but he could face some time out to fully recover from his troublesome elbow. “It’s not great. At the end of the first set it (elbow) started hurting more. So, yeah, I had to deal with it till the end of the match,” he said, adding, “Now I don’t know. I have to reassess everything with my team, medical team, coaches and everybody, scan it, see what the situation is like.”He has been forced to tinker with his serve to compensate for the elbow, with a noticeable diminishing of his power. A flesh-coloured compression sleeve he wore on the right arm during the tournament also appeared to have little effect. “I felt the level of pain was not that high that I needed to stop the match, even though it was compromising my serve,” he said after his defeat.Djokovic hasn’t won a Grand Slam since the 2016 French Open and it appears his grinding style of play has taken its physical toll.Stan Wawrinka is another ailing great whose future is uncertain after he slumped out in the second round in his first tournament since Wimbledon following left knee surgery. Andy Murray pulled out of the opening Grand Slam of the year before it started and has since undergone hip surgery with no sign yet when he will return. sport It’s back to the drawing board for ailing 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic with his immediate playing future uncertain after an injury-ravaged exit from the Australian Open.The former world No 1 cut a disconsolate figure as he played to the bitter end in an agonising defeat to South Korean young gun Chung Hyeon in Monday’s fourth round, ending his chance, for now, of a seventh Australian title. The 30 year-old Serb leaves Australia to reassess his options after a persistent right serving elbow injury flared along with a hip injury.Djokovic was playing his first tournament in six months after opting against elbow surgery to ease his way back to the game. But it all spectacularly unravelled on Rod Laver Arena as he winced in pain through his physical ordeal as Chung claimed his greatest win.The question now for Djokovic is whether this setback is temporary or more signs of a painful, irreversible decline. “It’s frustrating, of course, when you have that much time and you don’t heal properly. But it is what it is,” he said in the wake of his defeat.“There is some kind of a reason behind all of this. I’m just trying my best obviously because I love this sport. I enjoy training. I enjoy getting myself better, hoping that I can get better, perform and compete. This was one of those days where, unfortunately, it was too much to deal with,” he said. COMMENT tennis
Thousands of fans greeted Euro 2016 champions Portugal as they landed in Lisbon on Monday, chanting the name of goal hero Eder, whose extra-time screamer sealed the 1-0 victory over France. (Ronaldo shows why he’s the undisputed boss of world football)After travelling in a plane named after the late striker Eusebio, coach Fernando Santos and captain Cristiano Ronaldo were greeted by rapturous applause from the 5,000-strong crowd as they lifted the country’s first major trophy aloft. (Ronaldo puts Messi in the shade with two European titles)History ???? pic.twitter.com/7FAK9kbWUC Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 11, 2016They were due to meet President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who said he would honour them with an award for distinguished acts of public service. (Portugal coach Fernando Santos lauds Ronaldo’s motivational powers)”I have to praise everyone. I will commemorate them with the Order of Merit of Commanders – that is a decree that has never been given to the national team,” he told broadcaster RTP. (Portugal prove they can flourish without Ronaldo)The team were then expected to parade the trophy in the streets of Lisbon before addressing delirious supporters at the fanzone in the capital after the country erupted into noisy jubilation late on Sunday.Former Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who lost to Greece in the 2004 final hosted by Portugal, showered praise on the players.”Portugal had deserved this European champion title since 2004. Last night, Portugal was able to get back the title that we lost in 2004,” he told Sport TV.advertisement
Philippe Coutinho ‘Coutinho isn’t worth €160m’ – Barcelona overpaid for Liverpool star, says Carragher Chris Burton 19:53 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Liverpool Primera División Premier League The former Reds defender remains disappointed at having seen the Brazilian leave Anfield mid-season, with a cheaper summer deal making more sense Barcelona overpaid for Philippe Coutinho, says Jamie Carragher, with the former Liverpool playmaker “not worth” €160 million.Following a six-month chase, those at Camp Nou finally got their man during the January transfer window as they acquired a Brazil international for a club-record fee.Liverpool were reluctant sellers, having fought hard to Coutinho at Anfield for as long as possible. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Despite putting up fierce resistance, Carragher believes the Reds were wrong to buckle mid-season, with a cut-price deal in the summer making more sense for all concerned.The former Liverpool defender told Sky Sports: “I think if you lose your best player there’s no way you can dress it up as a positive window.“I think every Liverpool fan, when Philippe Coutinho stayed in the summer, thought ‘okay, we know he’s leaving next season. Lets enjoy this 12 months’.“To lose him mid-season, I don’t agree with it but for that fee… Coutinho’s not worth that. He’s not that good.“I would have taken £20m-£30m less in the summer to know that Liverpool would have had him for the second half of the season because at that time we were still in the FA Cup, still a Champions League to play for.”Liverpool parted with Coutinho having seen him contribute 12 goals and eight assists across all competitions this season.Jurgen Klopp refused to reinvest the funds generated from his sale during the winter window, with the Reds prepared to be patient.They are, however, taking a risk in that approach, with a top-four battle in the Premier League intensifying while the Champions League presents their last path to major silverware – with Porto waiting at the last-16 stage.Coutinho, meanwhile, has linked up with a Barca side sat 11 points clear at the top of La Liga and chasing down a possible treble as they continue to compete on European and Copa del Rey fronts.
Story Highlights “The prevalence of malnourished people increased in 2016. This includes here in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers went up from 20 million to 42.2 million. So now it is time to take stock of the promise made, then find the reasons for this setback and draw conclusions on how to move forward to make sure that the numbers go down,” he said. Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, has called for a multisectoral approach in combating malnutrition and obesity, which are on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). “The rate of overweight children under five years of age is about seven per cent, exceeding the world average. Obesity has increased in all groups. In 24 countries of the region, about 20 per cent of the population is obese,” he pointed out. Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, has called for a multisectoral approach in combating malnutrition and obesity, which are on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).Speaking on day two of the FAO’s 35th Regional Conference for the LAC at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on Tuesday (March 6), Mr. da Silva said there is a “disturbing change”, which has resulted in the prevalence of malnourished people increasing in countries of the Caribbean, South and Central American subregions.“The prevalence of malnourished people increased in 2016. This includes here in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the numbers went up from 20 million to 42.2 million. So now it is time to take stock of the promise made, then find the reasons for this setback and draw conclusions on how to move forward to make sure that the numbers go down,” he said.Mr. da Silva noted that obesity is of grave concern to the FAO, as there has been a marked increase in the onset of childhood obesity in LAC member states.“The rate of overweight children under five years of age is about seven per cent, exceeding the world average. Obesity has increased in all groups. In 24 countries of the region, about 20 per cent of the population is obese,” he pointed out.Mr. da Silva said the FAO will be undertaking a comprehensive and extensive debate with countries, civil society and the private sector and exchanging ideas on the best way to tackle all forms of malnutrition during the regional conference.“Let me highlight this loud and clear – eradicating hunger must not be our only concern. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number Two calls for the eradication of all forms of malnutrition,” he noted.The FAO’s Regional Conference for the LAC is an official biennial forum where Ministers of Agriculture and high-level officials of member nations meet to discuss challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture as a means of ensuring the promotion of regional coherence on global policies and political issues.The key agenda items at the four-day conference are eradicating hunger, overweight and obesity; ending rural poverty; promoting climate resilient sustainable agriculture.Regional Conferences are geared at ensuring the effectiveness of the work of the FAO as well as the definition of its priority areas of work for the next two years.In addition to Ministers of Agriculture, representatives of regional, intra-regional, international organisations, civil society and the private sector are also hosted as Observers to the sessions.
TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange was relatively flat in early trading after the open as investors eased away from the big sell off experienced in recent sessions.The S&P/TSX composite index moved up 9.83 points to 14,280.16 in the morning.North American markets have been lower for the past three sessions as heavyweight stocks began to pull back on uncertainty over economic growth. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials slid 1.29 points to 16,244.58, while the Nasdaq was ahead 20.30 points to 4,100.06. The S&P 500 index lifted 1.67 points to 1,846.71.In commodities, the May crude contract rose 67 cents to US$101.11 a barrel, while June bullion rose $12.40 to $1,310.70 an ounce. May copper fell 0.5 of a cent to US$3.04 a pound.And the Canadian dollar moved 0.31 of a cent higher to 91.48 cents US after new figures indicated a slowdown in domestic construction activity.
OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett runs the ball during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. Barrett passed for 312 yards and 6 touchdowns in OSU’s 66-0 win. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOne week after a loss in its home opener, the Ohio State football team responded with a 66-0 thrashing of in-state opponent Kent State.The win, while by a large margin, was not enough to impress the voters as the Buckeyes fell to No. 23 from No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.The Lantern’s sports editors have compiled a list of five things we took away from the Buckeye victory.1. Beating a MAC school is not enoughBreaking school records and reviving a once thought-to-be-dead offense are all well and good, but if the Buckeyes want to impress the voters and make a run at the first-ever College Football Playoff, they will need to have games like this week in and week out.A 66-0 victory against an FBS opponent used to be enough to vault a team up multiple spots in the polls. However, the Buckeyes dropped one spot because, hey, Kent State is not in one of the five power conferences.With the Big Ten struggling mightily in the first three weeks of play, the Buckeyes will need to dominate in their remaining games if they want to make any kind of impression on the voters.The Virginia Tech loss to East Carolina didn’t help the Buckeyes either.2. When given time, J.T. Barrett can lead the Buckeye offenseLast week against Virginia Tech, redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett and the rest of the offense looked lost against the “bear” front of the Hokie defense. Against a more traditional defense, Barrett proved he can make his reads and lead an offense.Barrett not only tied Kenny Guiton’s single-game touchdown passes record, he did it without even playing in the fourth quarter. He was also never sacked throughout the game.When given time, the Texas native proved he can make plays and distribute the football to multiple players on offense.Barrett completed passes to 11 different Buckeyes on Saturday and proved that when kept upright, he can be the real deal.3. Raekwon McMillan and Darron Lee are the future of the Buckeye defenseSince coach Urban Meyer arrived at OSU, linebackers have been a question for the Buckeyes. It got so bad in 2012 that Meyer moved fullback and captain Zach Boren to defense to play linebacker.Those issues seem to be a thing of the past, as freshman McMillan and redshirt-freshman Lee were flying all over the field Saturday.In fact, McMillan, who did not start, led the Buckeyes in total tackles with seven, and had two sacks.Lee, who has started each game this year, was second behind McMillan in tackles for loss, as he tallied two tackles for loss, including a sack.With these two young freshman patrolling the Buckeye defense, the future could be very bright for the Silver Bullets.4. Wide receiver is still an issue, but targets are aplenty for BarrettThe OSU receivers combined for seven receptions and a trio of touchdowns against Kent State, but also accounted for multiple key drops, including one that directly led to an interception.Senior Devin Smith showed his big-play ability with a 50-yard touchdown, but also bobbled a perfectly-thrown ball from Barrett that could have gone for another long score. Redshirt-sophomore Michael Thomas showed off his game-changing ability as well with a pair of touchdowns — one for 63 yards — but dropped the pass that landed in the arms of a Kent State defender.While the wideouts made their share of plays, Barrett was able to turn to a plethora of other targets when they struggled. He completed passes to 11 players in total, with two running backs and a tight end each tying for the team lead with four receptions.If the Buckeyes want to continue to have success in the passing game — Barrett threw for 312 yards and tied a school-record with six touchdown passes — they’ll need to continue finding ways to get the ball in the hands of numerous players, especially if the actual wide receivers continue to struggle.5. OSU’s defensive line will be OK without junior Noah SpenceSpence was expected to take the field for the Buckeyes against Kent State up until the day before the game. Then the news broke that he had failed another drug test and now nobody is sure — at least publicly — what his future will be this season and beyond.If he does, in fact, have to sit out for an extended period of time — which appears likely — the OSU defensive front will simply have to continue what it has done through the first three games of the season. While they haven’t necessarily dominated every snap, the defensive line has been the best position unit on the team.Spence is certainly key on the line, but he hadn’t played yet because of a previous suspension for a failed drug test, and the line still held its own. It’ll be up to senior Steve Miller and a group of talented but unproven players to continue to fill the hole, but early feedback says they are up to the challenge.
Source: orchard thieves papi/Twitter Short URL Tuesday 2 May 2017, 11:03 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Grace McDermott Source: TwitterHEARTFELT TRIBUTES HAVE been paid to PhD candidate and co-founder of the well-known blog Women Are Boring Grace McDermott.Grace lost her life tragically in the early hours of Monday morning after a fire broke out in the house in which she was staying in Annacotty, Co Limerick.Three men and another woman escaped the house unharmed.She had been in the city to take part in the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run on Sunday.https://www.facebook.com/WomenAreBoringBlog/photos/a.1072349609492929.1073741828.1029888483739042/1407502269310993/?type=3&theaterAlong with friend and fellow PhD candidate Catherine Connolly, Grace had set up the Women Are Boring blog which had become an internationally-renowned outlet in its short life, highlighting female-led research across the globe.“So devastated to share the news that our co-founder Grace McDermott died tragically yesterday. Women Are Boring is now on hiatus for a while,” Connolly wrote on the blog’s Twitter account. 14 Comments I will continue the project (Grace would be so mad if I stopped!) but will need a little time. Thanks to all for your support.Saddened tributes in reaction to the tragic news have been paid throughout the day, with students of Grace’s in particular paying their respects.“Her passion and enthusiasm was infectious,” one former student wrote on Twitter. Overwhelmed by all the messages of love for Grace & of support for @WomenAreBoring that I’ve received today- I appreciate all of it so much.— Dr Catherine Connolly (@KitConnolly) May 2, 2017 http://jrnl.ie/3369962 Source: Emmeline/Twitter Source: Catherine Connolly/Twitter Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Tributes paid to “incredible person” Grace McDermott after tragic death in house fire Renowned blogger and PhD student Grace died in a house fire at Annacotty, Co Limerick, early yesterday morning. 59,030 Views May 2nd 2017, 11:03 PM Absolutely devastated to hear this. Grace gave some of the most interesting lectures I attended in DCU and she was an inspiration to us all— thank u, brexit (@AoifeRM) May 2, 2017 So very sorry to hear this news. What a wonderful, vibrant young woman. May she rest in peace.— Emmeline (@Imleachin) May 2, 2017 Share Tweet Email3 “She was the first really good educator I encountered in UL and it was my first class where it felt like people were excited to be there,” wrote another.“She was an incredible person,” Connolly wrote this afternoon.This is such a loss for the world. We were due to celebrate the first birthday of the site on Friday and it will never be the same without her. Utterly torn apart to have lost my partner-in-crime.Read: The son of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane will run in the UK elections for Sinn FéinRead: Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards By Cianan Brennan
Certains oiseaux ont-il évolué pour éviter les collisions avec les voitures ?Selon une nouvelle étude américaine, les oiseaux pourraient avoir évolué pour éviter d’être percutés par des voitures, en modifiant certaines de leurs caractéristiques telles que la taille de leurs ailes. Chaque année, des milliers d’oiseaux meurent ou demeurent blessés après avoir été percutés par le pare-brise ou le pare-choc d’une voiture. Des incidents qui constituent, depuis l’intensification du trafic routier, une véritable menace pour la survie des oiseaux. Mais il semblerait que la nature ait décidé de venir en aide aux volatiles. C’est du moins ce que suggère une nouvelle étude tout juste publiée dans la revue Current Biology. Menée par des chercheurs américains, celle-ci estime que les oiseaux ont peut-être évolué rapidement pour éviter ce genre de collision.Pour en arriver là, Charles Brown de l’Université de Tulsa en Oklahoma et ses collègues ont étudié pendant plusieurs décennies plusieurs espèces d’hirondelles appartenant au genre Petrochelidon, des oiseaux sociaux qui forment des colonies et ont tendance à installer leur nid près des routes ou des voies de train. Afin de satisfaire sa passion pour la taxidermie, Charles Brown a collecté pendant de nombreuses années les carcasses de ces oiseaux ramassées après avoir été percutées par des voitures. A chaque fois qu’il voyait un oiseau mort, il le ramassait et étudiait méticuleusement ses caractéristiques. Une baisse importante du nombre d’oiseaux morts Au fil du temps, une tendance a ainsi émergé : il y avait de moins en moins d’oiseaux morts. En vérifiant ses statistiques, le chercheur a alors confirmé la chose. Au cours des trente dernières années, entre 1982 et 2012, le nombre d’hirondelles percutées par des voitures a connu un déclin très important, passant de 20 à seulement 4. Ce constat a poussé les scientifiques à se demander si les oiseaux morts ne présentaient pas des caractéristiques particulières, et effectivement.En observant les oiseaux, Charles Brown et ses collègues ont constaté que les hirondelles mortes suite à une collision avec une voiture montraient une envergure d’ailes bien plus importante que les 134 autres, décédées accidentellement d’une autre manière sur la même période. L’équipe a émis l’hypothèse que les oiseaux avec la plus grande envergure avaient plus de mal à changer de direction rapidement et à réaliser des décollages verticaux. Ils seraient alors plus vulnérables aux collisions car ils seraient plus lents à réagir lorsqu’il se trouve sur le trajet d’une voiture.D’après les chercheurs, les hirondelles auraient en fait subi l’évolution au cours des trente dernières années qui aurait sélectionné les oiseaux les plus doués pour manoeuvrer. Néanmoins, il est aussi possible que les oiseaux aient appris eux-mêmes à éviter les voitures, relève Brown cité par LiveScience. “Il est possible d’observer l’évolution dans les temps contemporains. Au cours d’une période de 30 ans, nous avons vu la sélection naturelle d’oiseaux capables d’éviter d’être percutés par les voitures”, commente le scientifique. Une adaptation observable chez d’autres espèces ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Notre travail illustre aussi le fait que certains animaux peuvent s’adapter rapidement aux environnements urbanisés”, ajoute t-il. Mais les hirondelles pourraient ne pas être le seul exemple d’une telle adaptation. “Je suspecte que nous verrons des modèles similaires chez d’autres espèces, mais il n’y a aucune donnée”, ajoute Charles Brown. Reste que les recherches menées ne convainquent pas tous les spécialistes qui ont émis certaines objections. C’est notamment le cas de John Faaborg, un ornithologue de l’université du Missouri, non impliqué dans l’étude. Interrogé par LiveScience, celui-ci a souligné que l’étude ne prouvait pas qu’il y avait un réel déclin du nombre total d’oiseaux tués par des voitures parce que l’échantillon est trop petit et incomplet. “Il n’y a pas assez d’oiseaux morts”, a t-il estimé. En outre, il a expliqué que ces espèces d’hirondelles étaient habituées à un trafic important du fait de leur lieux de vie et qu’il était donc difficile de tirer des conclusions pour d’autres espèces qui se tiennent elles plus à distance du trafic et y sont donc moins habituées.Le 19 mars 2013 à 15:02 • Maxime Lambert
EXCLUSIVE: Around a quarter (26%) of employer respondents have financial education initiatives in place, according to research by Employee Benefits and Staffcare.The Employee Benefits/Staffcare Benefits research 2017, which surveyed 271 employer respondents in February-March 2017, also found that 32% are looking to implement financial education initiatives.While not directly comparable, 14% of respondents to the Benefits research 2014 included financial education in their core benefits package for all staff, and 6% did so for some staff. Only 2% included financial education in their flexible benefits programme three years ago, and 9% offered it as part of a voluntary benefits scheme.As in 2016, employer-facilitated financial advice remains in the top five workplace savings benefits provided by respondents’ organisations. A fifth (20%) of respondents offer access to financial advice, and 76% of these respondents offer it as a core benefit to all staff.Respondents continue to help staff with everyday transport costs, with more than half (54%) offering season-ticket travel loans to employees. Over the years, season ticket loans have consistently appeared in the top 10 benefits offered by respondents. Although the data is not directly comparable, 28% of respondents to the Benefits research 2007 offered these as a core benefit to all staff, while 10% offered these on the same basis to some staff.Read the full Employee Benefits/Staffcare Benefits research 2017.
Tickets Media Center With 33 points at Western Kentucky, 24 at Chattanooga, 20 at Boise State, 20 vs. Hartford, 25 vs. Nebraska, 25 vs. UT Martin, 32 vs. UK and 31 at CMU, Durr now has 11 career 30-point games and 45 career 20-point games. She has scored in double figures in all 12 games this season. Sophomore Janelle Bailey, the 2017-18 ACC Rookie of the Year, leads the Tar Heels in scoring (17.2) and rebounding (9.4), while shooting 50 percent from the floor. She had 30 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Howard. Overall, they have four players averaging double figures with Stephanie Watts (15.8), Paris Kea (13.6), and Shayla Bennett (12.2). Kea, a redshirt senior, was named First Team All-ACC a year ago.Series History – UofL is 5-3 all-time against UNC and has won five straight against the Tar Heels and all five wins have come since the Cardinals joined the ACC. Last season, the Cards won 67-57 in Chapel Hill on Feb. 18, 2018. In the last matchup at the KFC Yum! Center, Louisville won 87-57 on Jan. 19, 2017. North Carolina last defeated Louisville on March 29, 2008 (L, 78-74) in the Sweet 16 in New Orleans.Date: Thursday, Jan. 3Time: 7 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ACCNE, Don Russell, play-by-play; Sara White, analyst, Cortnee Walton, sidelineLast Meeting: W, 67-57 (Feb. 18, 2018 at UNC)Series History: 5-3 (2-0 Home, 2-0 Away, 1-3 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 3rd Associated Press, 3rd USA TodayOfficials: Bryan Brunette, Jules Gallien, Talisa GreenPromotions: Select Thirsty Thursday ($3 draft beers and coke products)For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version In the win over the Chippewas, senior Asia Durr scored 26 of her 31 points in the second half to lead the Cardinals to victory. She shot 10-18 from the floor, 1-7 from 3-point range and 10-11 from the stripe, and in the process became the fourth player in program history to eclipse 2,000 points. She is joined by Angel McCoughtry, Shoni Schimmel and Myisha Hines-Allen. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After concluding 2018 with a perfect 12-0 record, No. 3 University of Louisville women’s basketball opens ACC play on Thursday night when they host North Carolina (9-5). Story Links They had seven turnovers vs. UK and have just 19 in the last three games. Prior to the last three games, they had double-digit turnovers in every game. Their turnovers per game have dropped from 16.2 to 13.7 after the last three games.ABOUT THE TAR HEELSNorth Carolina enters conference play with a 9-5 record after winning its last game against Howard at home on Dec. 28 (W, 85-63). They are 1-2 in true road games, falling at Colorado (L, 86-74) and at Ohio State (L, 76-69), and winning at Elon (W, 100-69). They fell to Kentucky (L, 85-75) in the Virgin Islands on Nov. 24. The Cardinals return to action for the first time since Dec. 20 when they won 72-68 at Central Michigan. They are knocking down 8.6 3-pointers per game, which ranks third in the ACC, while shooting 34 percent from deep. They are allowing 67.3 points per game, which ranks last in the ACC. UofL committed just seven turnovers at CMU, a game after committing a season-low five turnovers vs. NKU. That marked the fewest turnovers since they set the school–record and tied the NCAA Tournament record with three vs. Oregon State in the NCAA regional final last March. Walz/Durr Pregame Video She ranks fourth in the ACC with a 2.3 assist-to-TO ratio. She dropped a career-high and team-high eight assists, five of which came in the fourth quarter, earlier this season against Nebraska. She has led the team in assists three times this season and 16 times in her career. She ranks second on the team with 3.5 assists. Live Stats Watch Listen She is averaging 22.5 points per game, which ranks second in the ACC and 10th in the country. She is connecting on 2.8 3-point field goals per game, which ranks third in the ACC and 53rd in the country. She is 48-55 (.873) from the free throw line, which ranks fifth in ACC.
Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Housing Starts Fall 4.1% as Single-Family Starts Rise January 19, 2012 402 Views Agents & Brokers Census Bureau Debt Crisis Department of Commerce Euro European Union Housing Affordability Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2012-01-19 Ryan Schuette Housing starts declined by 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis in December, even while figures for single-family homes climbed year-over-year, offering signs that it may unseat multifamily construction after several months.[IMAGE]The “”Commerce Department””:http://www.commerce.gov/ reported the figures via the “”Census Bureau””:http://www.census.gov/.Single-family housing starts went up 4.4 percent at a seasonally adjusted rate of 470,000, with the December rate for building construction with five units or more hovering around 147,000.Building permits crept forward to an annual rate of 679,000, a [COLUMN_BREAK]7.8-percent increase year-over-year and 0.1-percent annual increase month-over-month.Analysts with “”Barclays Capital””:http://www.barcap.com/ said in a statement that market watchers should “”not read too much into the decline in multi-family activity this month,”” calling it “”an inherently much nosier series than single-family.””We believe the results are consistent with our view that housing is in the early stages of a recovery which will take shape in 2012,”” the analysts said.””Paul Diggle””:http://www.capitaleconomics.com/staff/property-economics/paul-diggle.html, a property economist with consultancy “”Capital Economics””:http://www.capitaleconomics.com/, wrote in a note that declines in housing starts were “”driven by a steep decline in the often volatile multi-family sector, while starts of single-family homes actually rose slightly.””He said that the consultancy expected housing starts to rise to 750,000 in 2012, largely on a cusp of greater consumer demand.””With demand set to improve this year, we think that homebuilding is past the low-water mark and will rise modestly in 2012,”” he said.Analysts agree that record lows for mortgage rates ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô benefiting from an investor selloff that continues as a result of problems in Europe ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô continue to help homeowners back to market.
Public service union Pasydy’s demand that its members be exempt from contributing to the national health system (Gesy) sparked fierce reactions on Thursday from the government, opposition parties, the private sector and the House health committee.All were responding to remarks by Pasydy boss Glafcos Hadjipetrou to local daily Phileleftheros, in which he argued that the terms of employment of civil servants clearly stipulate that the state must guarantee them free healthcare at state hospitals.The Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Keve) said that this, on top of the lucrative pay deal secured by nurses and the new push by doctors for higher wages even before Pasydy’s demand for free healthcare for some 65,000 civil servants would lead to the collapse of attempts to introduce a health-care system.“It’s time for Pasydy to stop this mentality where it believes that workers in the public sector are of a higher order than employees in the private sector,” the Chambers said. “It is unthinkable to expect private sector workers to pay the cost of public servants’ health care through the imposition of new taxes when workers in the private sector earn on average much lower wages.”Keve threatened to withdraw from the dialogue on Gesy and would not consent to its implementation if it was not made clear that employees in the public sector would pay their own contributions “just as it applies to workers in the private sector”.“We expect the government and the parties to demonstrate the political courage and not take this demand into considerations. All workers should be treated equally so we can start to put an end to the widening of the gap between the public and private sectors.”Hadjipetrou in his comments to Phileleftheros published earlier said: “What we are saying is that based on the terms of employment, the employer, that is the state, is obliged to ensure free healthcare for its employees.”However, the union boss added that, because the union fully supports the introduction of Gesy, it will not object to the bills being passed with the provision that civil servants are obliged to contribute equally with other employees, though it will challenge it in court afterwards.According to the original Gesy planning, the health scheme will be jointly funded by the government and universal wage-based percentage contributions by both employees and employers.Government bills submitted to parliament for voting allow for various combinations of contributions by employers and employees, but not for distinctions within either group.That is to say that, per the government’s proposals, it may be decided that employers or employees as a group will shoulder different percentage contributions relative to each other, but the contribution of any subset within each group may not be differentiated from that of the rest.The union had also gone to court in 2013 when a 1.5 per cent contribution was introduced as part of the government’s austerity drive. The case is still pending.According to Hadjipetrou, it had also opposed contributions in 2001, but, because the issue was not further pursued, discussion of Pasydy’s objections was also suspended.“Pasydy is not demanding that no contributions are made by civil servants into the Gesy fund, but that, based on the terms of employment [of civil servants], the employer, that is the state, should be paying these contributions on its employees’ behalf,” Hadjipetrou said.The union’s stance prompted the reaction of Health minister Giorgos Pamboridis, who called on everyone to “rise to the occasion”.“We are in the final stages of a great achievement, and such new approaches would jeopardise the entire effort,” he said.Pamboridis’ rererence to a “new” approach suggested that Pasydy had not raised this issue when other elements of the scheme were being discussed – including pay rises for nurses and doctors – but Hadjipetrou insisted that free healthcare for civil servants is part of their terms of employment.“As Pasydy, we have no right to waive this basic individual right,” he told state radio.“We have no intention of obstructing the legislative process, but saying ‘yes, we accept that you can impose a contribution on us’ is very different.”In a statement, socialist Edek said any hope for Gesy’s success requires “universal coverage, universal contribution, and solidarity”.“Civil servants, especially the highly-paid among them, cannot be exempt from contributing and placing the burden on the taxpayer,” the party said.“Everyone must contribute in proportion to their wages, so that citizens from the weaker and vulnerable groups can receive treatment of equal quality.”The Solidarity movement was equally critical, arguing Pasydy’s demand was “not unionising, but guildship”.“Civil servants’ contribution to the economy has been important traditionally,” party spokesman Yiannis Selinopoulos said.“But in a fair state there can be no privileged classes of employees. We must all contribute in proportion to our wages, and we must all pay our fair share in our obligations to the state.”Colonial holdovers must be eradicated, Selinopoulos said.Although Pasydy had earlier admitted that their legal challenge to any contribution provision had been a foregone conclusion since 2001, the Greens blamed the government for adopting a “hand-out” policy.“The campaign tactic of ‘hand-outs’ employed by President Anastasiades has emboldened certain groups to ask for more and more, scuppering the original Gesy planning,” party VP Efi Xanthou said.“It seems we will be discussing Gesy for a long time to come.”The House health committee also joined ranks with the government and parties, with chairman Costas Constantinou arguing that the “elements of universal coverage and choice are part of Gesy”.“All Cypriot citizens will participate in this universal coverage, and their rights come with obligations,” Constantinou said.“And because there has been talk of the contracts under which hirings are made, the Constitution stands supreme, laws follow, and then come contracts. 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