Salman Butt scores century in comeback match, Mohammad Asif takes 2 wickets

first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Salman Butt smashed a century and fast bowler Mohammad Asif took two wickets as the convicted spot-fixers made their first appearance Sunday in competitive cricket after being away for more than five years.Butt scored 135 off 143 balls with 14 fours while Asif took 2 for 22 as they led the Water and Power Development Authority to a convincing 141-run victory over Federally Administered Tribal Areas in a one-day cup match in Hyderabad.”I hope that this is the new beginning,” Butt said. “As long as I will get more matches, I will improve.”Both players were eligible to compete from last September when their bans ended but first had to go through the Pakistan Cricket Board’s rehabilitation program.Asif, Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Amir were banned for at least five years for deliberate no-balls at a 2010 Test match against England. Butt was captain of the team for the Lord’s Test.Amir pleaded guilty from the onset, which accelerated the left-arm fast bowler’s return to the national team, Butt and Asif went on to challenge the bans until their appeals were rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Both players ultimately accepted their responsibility before the ICC lifted their bans. The PCB agreed a six-month rehabilitation program for the duo that included lectures to younger cricketers on anti-corruption before allowing them to compete in domestic matches.”I am very relaxed, the toughest phase of my life is over,” Asif said.”This one-day tournament will help me gauge where I stand … international cricket is my target but I have to do well in the domestic matches before I can hope (for) international cricket.”advertisementPakistan coach Waqar Younis said last week that, if they perform well in domestic matches, both players deserve another chance in international cricket.last_img read more

Raiola’s worldwide ban delayed due to appeal

first_imgFootball agent Mino Raiola’s worldwide ban has been temporarily stayed until the outcome of the “urgent” appeal lodged on Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed.Raiola, who represents the likes of Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was given a three-month suspension by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) in May, although it did not provide any specific reasoning.FIFA then moved to extend the suspension to a global scale shortly after, but CAS has confirmed the agent has lodged an appeal and the worldwide ban has been subsequently put on hold until a final decision is reached next month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The ban imposed by the FIGC is not impacted, however.A CAS statement read: “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an urgent appeal filed by the football intermediary, Carmine ‘Mino’ Raiola, against the decision taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee on May 28, 2019 (the challenged decision) which confirmed a previous decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.”In such decision, a three-month period of suspension from performing the role of sports agent in Italy which was imposed on Mino Raiola by the Intermediaries Committee of the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) was extended by FIFA to become a worldwide ban.”Prior to the filing of his appeal, Mino Raiola also filed an urgent application to stay the execution of the challenged decision.”On June 7, 2019, the president of the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division upheld the application. Accordingly, the worldwide extension of the suspension of Mino Raiola is stayed pending the outcome of the CAS proceedings.”However, the suspension imposed by the FIGC in Italy is not affected by the CAS decision.”Further to the parties’ agreement, CAS will conduct an expedited procedure with a shortened procedural calendar in order to allow for a final decision to be rendered at the beginning of July 2019.”Raiola’s client de Ligt figures to be one of the big transfers of the summer, as the Ajax star has been linked with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Manchester United after leading the Dutch side to the Champions League semi-final.Pogba, too, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid following an up-and-down campaign with Manchester United.last_img read more

Equipment Installed in the West to Boost Climate Change Project

first_imgStory Highlights The State Minister said the adverse impact of climate change is evident in Negril. An automatic weather station and rainfall gauge has been commissioned into service at the Royal Palm Reserve in Sheffield, Negril and the Cave Valley Health Centre in Hanover, respectively, at a cost of approximately $1 million.They are aimed at assisting Jamaica to adapt to climate change; and to contribute to sustainable development by increasing the resilience of vulnerable areas and reducing the risks that are associated with natural hazards in vulnerable communities.The sets of equipment form part of the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction project, established by the Government, in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Minister of State in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, who spoke at the two ceremonies on September 25, expressed the government’s appreciation to the European Union and others for the support given to Jamaica, which has allowed the Ministry to significantly advance the country’s climate change agenda.“Partnerships are of utmost importance for the Ministry in fulfilling its mandate as co-ordinator and facilitator of all change activities in Jamaica, and the equipment will assist greatly in the predictions of climate change,” the State Minister said.“One example of a successful partnership is that between the European Union/United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Jamaica in the implementation of Phase 11 of the Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology Development Project (RiVAMP). This project was designed by UNEP to take into account environmental changes in the assessment of risk and vulnerability of an area,” he added.The State Minister said the adverse impact of climate change is evident in Negril, and members of the community can remember the changes to the Negril coastline and marine and inland resources, including the Royal Palm Reserve, which are due in part to the impact of increased drought and hurricanes.“It is therefore necessary for local and national authorities to have more accurate and reliable climate data to make informed decisions.  Farmers, for example, can adjust farming cycles and practices with a greater understanding of climate trends,” he pointed out.He indicated that both pieces of equipment will go a far way in enhancing local capacity in assessing climate changes over time, and inform the adaptation measures to increase resiliency.“This is only the first step forward. The communities will now be responsible for the security of the equipment. The instruments will be utilized by the Water Resources Authority and Meteorological Service and will provide needed information to further increase their respective data network,” Mr. Hayles said. They are aimed at assisting Jamaica to adapt to climate change. An automatic weather station and rainfall gauge has been commissioned into service at the Royal Palm Reserve in Sheffield, Negril and the Cave Valley Health Centre in Hanover.last_img read more

AIAHL to raise Rs 22K cr through bonds first tranche next week

first_imgNew Delhi: Air India Assets Holdings Ltd (AIAHL) will issue bonds worth Rs 22,000 crore in the coming weeks, with the first tranche worth Rs 7,000 crore set to hit the market on September 16, according to a senior official. AIAHL — a special purpose vehicle of national carrier Air India — is planning to raise the amount by issuing bonds with different tenures. As part of efforts to clean up the balance sheet of Air India, which has a debt burden of more than Rs 58,000 crore, little over half of the amount is to be repaid by way of proceeds from the issuance of bonds by AIAHL. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe senior official said that AIAHL would issue bonds worth Rs 7,000 crore on September 16. These bonds would have a tenure of three years and three months. Banks and mutual funds are expected to participate in the first tranche of the bond offering, the official added. AIAHL would issue 10-year bonds worth Rs 15,000 crore in the coming weeks. The proceeds from the bond offering would be used to repay Air India’s debt, the official said. As the debt-laden national carrier is set for disinvestment, NCDs worth little over Rs 7,400 crore in the name of Air India would be novated to AIAHL. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostWhile it would be the first time that AIAHL would be issuing bonds, Air India has issued bonds on earlier occasions and the last such issue was worth around Rs 7,400 crore done in 2012. When AIAHL was set up last year, the plan was to transfer Rs 29,464 crore of Air India’s debt to the special purpose vehicle. Now, AIAHL would raise the money and that would be used to repay the airline’s debt, the official said. In February, the Cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval for the creation of the AIAHL and associated activities for the disinvestment of Air India and its subsidiaries/ joint ventures. AIAHL has been created for warehousing accumulated working capital loan not backed by any asset along with four subsidiaries, non-core assets, painting and artefacts and other non-operational assets of the airline, an official said in February. The four subsidiaries are Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL), Airline Allied Services Ltd (AASL), Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) and Hotel Corporation of India Ltd (HCI).last_img read more

Swine fever adds to Chinas economic headaches

first_imgBEIJING — Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing’s tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside.First detected in August, the disease has killed 1 million pigs, prompting authorities to restrict shipments of most of its 700 million swine, even though nearly all are still healthy. That has disrupted supplies of pork, China’s staple meat, to big cities while prices collapsed in areas with an oversupply of pigs that farmers are barred from shipping to other provinces.The disease adds to a swarm of challenges for Chinese leaders as they fight with Trump over Beijing’s technology policy and try to shore up cooling growth in the world’s second-largest economy.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Aicha Chenna Several Moroccan Parliamentarians Abandoned Their Children

Rabat – In launching her association’s new national campaign to help families overcome socio-economic challenges, Aicha Chenna made a shocking confession about certain unnamed Moroccan parliamentarians.According to the daily newspaper, Al-Akhbar the social activist and president of the Feminine Solidarity Association said that several Moroccan parliamentarians “abandoned their children, who were born out of an illicit relationships.”“I hope I can preserve my wisdom and not reveal secrets of some parliamentarians, who are sitting proudly in the parliament while I was raising their children,” explained Chenna. She added that she also knows many secrets of Moroccan renowned politicians that she promised not to reveal.“This I promise you, I will keep your secrets and I will take them to my grave, but we must talk until our voices are heard by politicians, because these abandoned children are the men of tomorrow.”“I have asked them to be humble and to correct their deeds,” she added.On Tuesday Chenna and her association launched a new national campaign “Binkom,” which aims at helping families in difficult situations and overcome various socio-cultural challenges in the Moroccan society. read more

Unconstitutional changes in West African governments spark Bans concern

Last September in Guinea, which witnessed a military coup in December 2008, armed forces opened fire on unarmed demonstrators at an opposition rally in the capital, Conakry, killing at least 150 civilians. Aside from the death toll, countless other protesters were raped or attacked by members of the country’s armed forces.That incident “widened the rift between the ruling military authorities on the one hand and opposition parties and civil society on the other, and led to a significant heightening of tension across the country,” Mr. Ban wrote in his latest report on the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA), made public today.The international community’s swift reaction to the deadly crackdown, as well as the widespread support for his decision to set up an international probe into the incident, “are indications of our common determination to put an end to impunity in Guinea and in West Africa in general,” he noted.Mr. Ban transmitted the report of the International Commission of Inquiry on the incident to the Guinean Government as well as to the Security Council, the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in December.Also last month, President Moussa Dadis Camara survived an assassination attempt, which led to further violence and human rights abuses by security forces, the Secretary-General said.He warned that the “deteriorating” situation in Guinea could jeopardize the fragile peace processes underway in the nation’s Mano River Basin neighbours – Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone – as well threaten the stability of the greater subregion.The report, which covers the period from July to December 2009, pointed out that the holding of peaceful and credible elections, including in States considered to be particularly fragile, is an encouraging sign that democratic practices continue to take root in West Africa.But it added that several nations in the region, such as Togo and Niger, continue to be plagued by political crises due to contested electoral processes, unconstitutional government changes or other threats to democracy.To tackle the threat posed by drug trafficking and cross-border organized crime, Mr. Ban stressed the need to enhance UNOWA’s police capacity.There has been a decline in seizures of narcotics at European airports on flights originating in West Africa. However, that is not necessarily a result of a dip in trafficking, but rather due to a “tactical repositioning” by traffickers, who are no longer using the region only as a transit point.Traffickers, he said, may be trying to produce narcotics in West Africa, constituting “a most alarming trend and a potentially serious destabilizing factor and threat to West African populations.” 6 January 2010The recent resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government and other undemocratic practices in West Africa, especially the situation in Guinea, could have negative implications for peace and stability in the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned today. read more

Mali senior UN official urges parties to immediately cease hostilities

“I urge the parties to immediately cease hostilities and to return to their positions. This resurgence of tensions imperils everybody’s efforts to restore lasting peace in Mali,” said Mongi Hamdi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). At around noon today, MINUSMA was informed about an attack conducted by GATIA and MAA-Plateforme in the town of Ménaka, which is currently held by elements of the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA). Shots were heard and MINUSMA deployed helicopters to assess the situation, according to a statement released by the mission. “Early this morning, near Timbuktu, MINUSMA vehicles were targeted outside the city by the CMA. There were no casualties. The CMA have indicated to us that this was an error on their part, and demand the departure of FAMa,” Mr. Hamdi said. “These two events are extremely worrying as they endanger the peace process. We are currently establishing the facts,” added the envoy, who met on 26 April with representatives of the CMA, who reaffirmed their full commitment to the ongoing peace process. “Months of intensive negotiations involving all parties to put an end to the crisis in Mali could be endangered. These actions constitute serious violations of the ceasefire agreements, which were also reaffirmed in the declaration of 19 February 2015,” he continued.Mr. Hamdi also pointed to the statement by the President of the Security Council on 6 February, which suggested that appropriate measures would be considered, including the imposition of targeted sanctions against those who resume hostilities and violate the ceasefire.“I therefore call for calm and reason to prevail for the benefit of all Malians. The crisis that has shaken Mali will only be resolved through dialogue. I remain convinced that all parties will demonstrate wisdom and reason to sign a historic peace agreement,” he said. The ceasefire agreements signed by the parties foresee that they stay in their positions during the negotiations and that they abstain from any action – direct or indirect – that would undermine the prospects for peace. MINUSMA, which is completely impartial, insists that these commitments be respected by all.The MINUSMA teams on the ground are completely committed to ending this “very worrying spiral of tensions as quickly as possible,” Mr. Hamdi said, calling for calm to give dialogue and peace a chance. “I regret the turn of events, but I remain optimistic regarding the chances of seeing the peace process successfully concluded next month. There is no alternative to the signing of the peace agreement.” In recent years, Mali has been confronted by a crisis with serious political, security, socio-economic, humanitarian and human rights consequences. The crisis stems from long-standing structural conditions such as weak State institutions, ineffective governance, deep-seated feelings among communities in the north of being marginalized and the effects of environmental degradation, climate change and economic shocks. read more

Dujshebaev junior Alex in Naturhouse La Rioja

Very talented son of Talant Dujshebaev, U 18 national player of Spain who won silver medal in EC in Montenegro last week, Alex Dujshebaev (18, 17.12.1992) will spend one season as a player of Naturhouse La Rioja. After injury of one of the key players, Board of team from Logrono decided to purchase 17 years old and 187 cm tall boy, who already got some minutes in previous season with Ciudad Real. Now, he will get more space to improve his skills and get more experience from senior handball. ← Previous Story Andrej Klimovets signed for MT Melsungen Next Story → Petkovic and FA Goppingen together until 2013! Alex Dujshebaev read more

La première greffe du pancréas à laide dun robot réalisée en Italie

first_imgLa première greffe du pancréas à l’aide d’un robot réalisée en ItalieL’Italie a été le théâtre d’une première mondiale cette semaine, puisque l’hôpital universitaire de Pise a annoncé avoir effectué la première greffe de pancréas peu invasive au monde, avec l’aide d’un robot.C’est avec fierté que les médecins ont annoncé hier la réalisation de la toute première greffe au monde du pancréas avec l’assistance d’un robot. L’opération a été menée sur une femme souffrant de diabète type I et le professeur Ugo Boggi se félicite d’avoir ouvert la voie à de nouveaux traitements pour les diabétiques. Il explique ainsi : “Cela mettra fin au dilemme qui dure depuis des décennies sur l’opportunité ou non d’une greffe du pancréas en raison du caractère très invasif de l’opération quand elle est menée de manière traditionnelle”.La greffe a pu être effectuée à l’aide de trois petits trous seulement et d’une incision de moins de 7 centimètres de long. L’hôpital a précisé à l’AFP : “Globalement le traumatisme lié à cette intervention est analogue à celui d’opérations plus simples, déjà communément effectuées sous coelioscopie”. Le robot utilisé est le DA VINCI SHDI et la patiente ayant subi la greffe, qui se porte bien, est rentrée à son domicile.Le 4 novembre 2010 à 15:20 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Xbox 360 accès à la TV dOrange et promotion

first_imgXbox 360 : accès à la TV d’Orange et promotionAprès Canal +, CanalSat et l’accès à leurs chaînes respectives, un nouveau partenariat entre Microsoft et orange fait de la Xbox 360 un décodeur pour l’offre TV orange (TNT y compris), tandis qu’Orange subventionnera la machine.Le Xbox live accueil donc le bouquet Orange, tandis que celui-ci va pouvoir bénéficier des technologies Microsoft : détection de geste, reconnaissance vocale…Cela donne 30 chaînes de télévision à la Xbox 360, et 40 autres en préparation d’ici fin mai. Les titulaires Livebox sont éligibles à cette offre, moyennant un abonnement à 5 € par mois au service Gold de Microsoft.Pour Orange, ce partenariat pourrait permettre de toucher 2,8 millions de clients supplémentaires, les détenteurs de Xbox en France.En décembre dernier, Xavier Perret, Directeur des partenariats stratégiques chez Orange, s’était déjà déclaré « séduit par les possibilités technologiques de Kinect ».L’idée de fusionner les Boxs avec nos consoles de jeux surpuissantes semble pour le moins pertinente. Cela pourrait être utile à Orange pour lutter contre les offres concurrentes : Blu-Ray pour la Freebox Revolution, ni applications riches pour la Neufbox Revolution (SFR), et un processeur performant pour la Bbox Sensation (Bouygues Telecom).Sony travaille dans la même optique en intégrant, aux États-Unis, plusieurs offres de vidéo à la demande (Netflix et Amazon) à sa console de jeux PS3.À lire aussiCe reportage télé de 1947 décrit le monde actuel avec une précision incroyableCôté prix, une offre promotionnelle vendra la Xbox 360 (4 Go) + Kinect + 3 mois d’abonnement Xbox Live Gold à seulement 199 euros, soit une sacrée réduction vu que le prix habituel est de 300 euros environ.  Cette promotion durera du 17 avril au 6 juin. De plus, Orange distribuera la console dans ses propres magasins.  Le 13 avril 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wearable EKG Sensor Monitors LongTerm Health

first_img Next-Gen Google Glass Wearable Ready For BusinessCan Smart PJs Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep? Forget your smartwatch or fitness tracker: Skin electronics are the new wearable.Scientists at the University of Tokyo have created an integrated biomedical sensor system that transmits biometric data from your body to the cloud.Led by Takao Someya, a team from the Graduate School of Engineering designed an integrated system aimed assisting the elderly or infirm.Its flexible display, lightweight sensor, and wireless communication module make the device ideal for home healthcare patients, and those folks in aging societies who have trouble operating existing machines.“The current aging society requires user-friendly wearable sensors for monitoring patient vitals in order to reduce the burden on patients and family members providing nursing care,” Someya said in a statement.“Our system can serve as one of the long-awaited solutions to fulfill this need,” he continued, “which will ultimately lead to improving the quality of life for many.”The technology, developed in collaboration with Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), consists of a 16-by-24 array of micro LEDs and stretchable wiring mounted on a rubber sheet.Built on a “novel” structure that minimizes stress on hard materials, the device can be extended as far as 45 percent of its original length without damaging the lights and elastic wiring.“Our skin display exhibits simple graphics with motion,” Someya added. “Because it is made from thin and soft materials, it can be deformed freely.”The device can be stretched as far as 45 percent of its original length (via University of Tokyo)According to the University of Tokyo, the nanomesh skin sensor can be work continuously for a week “without causing any inflammation” (which, to me, implies the possibility of rash if worn longer than prescribed).In its current iteration, the product can measure temperature, pressure, and myoelectricity (the electrical properties of muscle); it also successfully recorded an electrocardiogram.Moving forward, researchers hope to refine the performance and reliability of their wearable, increasing its resolution and, eventually, offering more display colors.Someya presented his findings last week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Vancouver Clinic Seattle firm team up to offer genomic testing

first_imgDoctors at The Vancouver Clinic will soon have the ability to consider patients’ genetic information when prescribing medication and determining whether to begin early cancer screenings.The Vancouver Clinic is teaming up with ActX, a Seattle-based genomic screening company, to offer patients testing that providers can use to personalize medicine based on the patient’s genetic profile. The clinic began offering the service last month.“There’s been a lot of talk about precision medicine,” said Dr. Marcia Sparling, medical director of informatics and specialties at The Vancouver Clinic. “That’s what this is.”The screening is optional and comes with a price tag of $395. The Vancouver Clinic is offering a discounted price of $335 through the end of June. The test is not covered by insurance.Patients who elect to undergo the screening will receive a kit in the mail and will return a saliva sample, which ActX will check for 600,000 genetic markers. The results are sent to the physician and patient and are also integrated into The Vancouver Clinic’s electronic health record.last_img read more

Air cannons used to keep birds off I5 Bridge

first_imgThe Oregon Department of Transportation on Thursday began deploying propane-powered air cannons in its annual war against starlings on the Interstate 5 Bridge.ODOT crews installed two cannons this year, intended to scare away the birds that come by the thousands each year and roost on the bridge, particularly its lift spans. The cannons will operate on 12 days between now and March 16, firing for about two hours each day in the late afternoon and early evening, according to ODOT.Blasts, which are audible to motorists, residents and workers closest to the bridge, will occur as often as once every 15 seconds. Crews will fire the cannons on a random schedule to keep the birds from becoming accustomed to a regular pattern, according to ODOT.ODOT began using air cannons to deter starlings in 2003. The birds’ droppings are unsafe and unhealthy for bridge workers, and can also corrode the structure itself, according to the agency.last_img read more

Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers Educational Assistants  Nurses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Wilmington Public Schools is seeking substitute teachers at the elementary school, middle school and high school levels, according to a job listing posted on September 7.Substitute teacher rates in Wilmington are as follows:Day to day: $75/day without a DESE license, $85/day with a DESE license45-59 days in the same assignment: $100/day without a DESE license, $110/day with a DESE license60-90 days in the same assignment: $115/day without a DESE license, $125/day with a DESE license91 or more days in the same assignment: $243.53/day (must have a DESE license)The school system is also seeking substitute educational assistants ($60/day), substitute LPNs ($75/day), and substitute nurses ($125/day).View the job posting, which includes further information about the application process, HERE.Got a question? Contact Jen Contrada, Central Office Support Assistant, at 978-694-6000 or Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistants & Nurses For Upcoming School YearIn “Education”Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistants & NursesIn “Education”Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistants & NursesIn “Education”last_img read more

Calista Heritage Foundations Awards 177000 In Scholarships

first_imgTwo hundred and three students from the region will receive $177,000 in scholarships from the Calista Heritage Foundation. All recipients are Calista shareholders or descendants.Forty-one of the 56 villages in the Calista region are represented in the 2014 spring scholarships. The top majors are business, nursing, biology/health, education and engineering. Six percent of the students study at the graduate level.To date, $3.5 million have been distributed through the scholarships.last_img

Guitar Legend Gibson Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

first_imgPhoto via Public Domain PicturesThe maker of the Gibson guitar, an omnipresent icon in American rock ‘n’ roll, is filing for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with burdensome debt.The maker of the Gibson guitar, omnipresent for decades on the American rock ‘n’ roll stage, is filing for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt.Gibson guitars have been esteemed by generations of guitar legends. After Chuck Berry died, his beloved cherry-red Gibson guitar was bolted to the inside of his coffin lid. David Bowie favored the 1989 Gibson L4 when he fronted Tin Machine. Slash swears by them.A pre-negotiated reorganization plan filed Tuesday will allow Gibson Brands Inc. to continue operations with $135 million in financing from lenders.Gibson was founded in 1894 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. It also makes the Epiphone and Wurlitzer pianos.The company has already sold off some noncore brands, acquisitions that contributed to its burdensome debt load.Iconic guitar-maker Gibson, favored by Elvis Presley, B.B. King and other musicians, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy #tictocnews— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 1, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Kids who take antibiotics may grow up overweight

first_imgChildren who receive antibiotics throughout the course of their childhood gain weight significantly faster than those who do not, says a new study.The findings suggest that early antibiotics use may have a compounding effect on body mass index (BMI), a measure often used to determine whether someone is at a healthy weight. “Your BMI may be forever altered by the antibiotics you take as a child,” said study leader Brian Schwartz, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’At age 15, children who had taken antibiotics seven or more times during childhood weighed about three pounds (1.3 kg) more than those who received no antibiotics, the findings showed. “While the magnitude of the weight increase attributable to antibiotics may be modest by the end of childhood, our finding that the effects are cumulative raises the possibility that these effects continue and are compounded into adulthood,” Schwartz said.Antibiotics kill off harmful bacteria but also those vital to gastrointestinal health. Repeated antibiotics use can forever change the microbiota, or the microorganisms that inhabit the body, thereby altering the way it breaks down food and increasing the calories of nutrients absorbed. The findings were detailed online in the International Journal of Obesity.last_img read more