France coach Didier Deschamps downplayed the seriousness of Kylian Mbappe’s shoulder injury from Tuesday’s 1-0 friendly win over UruguayThe teenage superstar was forced to withdraw on the 36th-minute in Paris after landing awkwardly on his right side from a collision with Martin Campana.Mbappe was seen clutching his painful shoulder as he entered the tunnels, but reappeared later on at the French bench.Now Deschamps revealed that injury doesn’t appear to be a serious one, although Mbappe will still take tests this morning to determine the full extent of the damage.“He had a shoulder pain after his fall and he has to take exams on Wednesday morning,” said Deschamps, according to Goal.“But there is no particular concern.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“There was a shock, a pain, but I do not think there was any twisting or tear.”Olivier Giroud scored a 52nd-minute penalty to give France the win on Tuesday.Kylian Mbappé now forced off with a shoulder injury during tonight’s friendly between France & Uruguay. Liverpool’s lucky evening so far. (Image | YS) pic.twitter.com/L4iXobwKgH— Get French Football News (@GFFN) November 20, 2018
Yamaha’s recently launched Alpha scooter booking is set to touch 14,000 marks in India by the end of March 2014.The scooter, which was launched at the Auto Expo 2014 in Delhi is said to be receiving good response from two-wheeler lovers in the domestic market. Roy Kurian, vice-president, Yamaha Motor India Sales, speaking to AutoCar Professional said, “We are hopeful of recording 14,000 units of Alpha sales by this month (March) across the country. Bangalore, which is among the biggest two-wheeler markets in India, holds a pre-eminent position for us.”Priced at 48,175 (Mumbai ex-showroom), Yamaha Alpha received 3,500 booking from the IT city Bangalore. Yamaha, which has a total of 120 dealerships in South India, hopes to sell 20,000 Alpha scooters every month. In Karnataka, Yamaha had 25 dealerships and the overall two-wheeler market in Karnataka is around 90,000 vehicles a month.Yamaha Alpha, a 113 cc automatic scooter comes powered by 113cc air-cooled 4-stroke two-valve single cylinder engine, which can pump in a power of 7.1 Ps and a peak torque of 8.1 Nm. It claims to deliver a fuel efficiency of 62 kmpl.Seated on a wheelbase of 1270mm, the scooter measures 1,795mm in length, 675mm in width and 1124mm in height and the Alpha scooter packs features like telescopic suspension and great storage capacity of 21 litre. The scooter is offered in Black, White, Grey, Red and Magenta colour options in the sub-continent market.Currently, Yamaha markets Alpha, Ray and Ray Z in the Indian market. The company also offers YBR110, FZ16 and YZF R15 motorcycles in the country. In February, Yamaha reported a 32.5 percent increase in sales at 42,548 units as against the 32,097 units in the same month last year. The company has also cut the prices of their scooters and bikes in India, following the excise duty reduction announced in the interim budget 2014-15.
Yemenis gather at the site of a Saudi-led air strike on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Saad. Photo: AFPA top United Nations official in Yemen said on Monday that a total of 201 children have been killed in the Yemeni ongoing civil war since the beginning of 2017.“In 2017, 201 children have been killed in Yemen: 152 boys and 49 girls,” UNICEF resident representative in Yemen Meritxell Relano said in her twitter account on Monday, Xinhua reported.Relano’s remarks came three days after an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition hit a family’s home in Mahdha area in the Yemeni northern province of Saada, killing six children and three women.Commenting on Friday’s airstrike, Relano condemned the attack but did not accuse any party behind it.Relano also said that “377 boys have been recruited and used in the conflict since the start of 2017. We know there are many more…unfortunately.”Relano did not provide further details about which cities the children were recruited from nor parties behind the recruitment.According to UN agencies, more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed during more than two years of war in Yemen that also displaced over 3 million.In March 2017, UNICEF put the death toll of children from the war at 1,546, and other 2,450 injured. The country has also been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak and is on the edge of famine.The war started in March 2015, after Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict by launching a large-scale air campaign to back internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who invaded the capital Sanaa militarily and seized most of the northern Yemeni provinces.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /11:35 Share When the Trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Baytown steel manufacturer Borusan Mannesman requested a two year exemption so it could build a second factory in Baytown and stop importing green tube from its parent company in Turkey.To try to stand out among the thousands of other companies pursuing similar “Section 232 exclusions,” workers at the company wrote postcards to President Trump, Governor Abbott, and other politicians including Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.In the audio above, Houston Matters’ host Craig Cohen talked with Joel Johnson, CEO of Baytown steel manufacturer Borusan Mannesman, about his reaction after receiving a reply from the White House denying the exemptions and what–if any–other options they will pursue. X Florian MartinEmployees of Baytown steel pipe manufacturer Borusan Mannesmann write postcards to President Trump asking for exception to steel tariffs Listen
Explore further Where ants go when nature calls The Ants In Space CSI-06 investigation looks at how an ant colony responds to the extreme environment of microgravity aboard the International Space Station to solve their collective need for resources. Data gathered from this study may help with algorithms for robotics on Earth. Credit: NASA Last summer, a team of researchers in the U.S. affiliated with several institutions across the country described experiments they were planning to conduct with ants by sending some to the International Space Station—they wanted to know how the ants would change their searching activities to compensate for the lack of gravity. Those experiments have been carried out and the team now reports that the ants showed a remarkable degree of adaptability and tenacity in carrying out their searching activities.Scientists still do not understand how ants band together as a unit to get work done—there is no central leader yet different ants fill different roles and all the things that need to happen to build and maintain a colony happen, most particularly, foraging, where ants check out new territory and then bring back food. Scientists know that the ants communicate by smelling antennae, or chemicals left on trails, but other than that, are baffled. The researchers on this new project were hoping watching ants deal with space conditions might help in understanding how they do what they do.The experiments consisted of having a group of ants start off in a box that served as a nest. At some point, a door would be opened allowing the ants access to new territory—they were filmed as they moved into the new territory and began searching. In watching the video, the researchers noted that the ants were far less efficient than ants in the exact same conditions back on Earth, they spent much more time simply trying to cling to walls, and quite often found themselves slipping and hanging in the air—oftentimes for several seconds, until they found something they could grab onto to bring them back to their task area—the end result was less territory searched or re-searched and more time taken to find resources.Thus far, it does not appear the ants in space experiment has yielded much else in the way of explaining how the ants know what to do and when, but, the team suggests, their ability to adapt to new surroundings and to continue searching might help other scientists looking to develop better computer algorithms for programming robots to do the same sorts of things. © 2015 Phys.org More information: Collective search by ants in microgravity, Front. Ecol. Evol., 30 March 2015. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00025AbstractThe problem of collective search is a tradeoff between searching thoroughly and covering as much area as possible. This tradeoff depends on the density of searchers. Solutions to the problem of collective search are currently of much interest in robotics and in the study of distributed algorithms, for example to design ways that without central control robots can use local information to perform search and rescue operations. Ant colonies operate without central control. Because they can perceive only local, mostly chemical and tactile cues, they must search collectively to find resources and to monitor the colony’s environment. Examining how ants in diverse environments solve the problem of collective search can elucidate how evolution has led to diverse forms of collective behavior. An experiment on the International Space Station in January 2014 examined how ants (Tetramorium caespitum) perform collective search in microgravity. In the ISS experiment, the ants explored a small arena in which a barrier was lowered to increase the area and thus lower ant density. In microgravity, relative to ground controls, ants explored the area less thoroughly and took more convoluted paths. It appears that the difficulty of holding on to the surface interfered with the ants’ ability to search collectively. Ants frequently lost contact with the surface, but showed a remarkable ability to regain contact with the surface. Citation: Ants in space find it tougher going than those on Earth (2015, April 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-04-ants-space-tougher-earth.html 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. (Phys.org)—The results of a study conducted to see how well ants carry out their search activities in space are in, and the team that sent them there has written and published the results in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. They found that while the ants demonstrated a remarkable capacity to adapt to the weightlessness of space, they still found it much more difficult than ants performing the same sorts of activities back here on Earth.
Kolkata: Train services in Howrah division was affected for more than five hours, after the engine and a coach of an empty Howrah-Titlagarh Ispat Express derailed while entering Howrah Station on Thursday morning.According to sources, the Ispat Express was entering platform number 23 of Howrah Station from the car-shed, when the train engine and an adjacent coach derailed at around 6.00 am. Entry and departure of trains from platform numbers 21, 22 & 23 of Howrah Station new complex was hit. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”No one was injured in the accident as the empty train was coming to the station from the car-shed for commencing its journey to Titlagarh,” a South Eastern Railway (SER) spokesperson said.A number of trains under the SER were rescheduled and short terminated and a handful of local trains were cancelled as a result of the mishap.The Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express that was scheduled to leave Howrah at 6.00 am, was rescheduled to 9.30 am, while the Howrah-Titlagarh Ispat Express that was scheduled to depart at 6.55 am, was rescheduled to 10.00 am. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe trains that were short terminated were LTT-Howrah Jnaneswari Express, Mumbai-Howrah Mail, Puri-Howrah Sri Jagannath Express, Jagdalpur-Howrah Express, Purulia-Howrah Rupasi Bangla Express and Digha-Howrah Kandari Express.Two local trains were also short terminated at Santragachi, while three up and down Panskura local trains were cancelled.Santragachi-Jabalpur Special was rescheduled to leave Santragachi at 10.40 pm instead of 8.40 pm, due to late running of link train.”The work for rerailment and restoration that begun soon after the incident, was completed at 11.35 am in the morning,” a spokesperson of Eastern Railway said. Normal train service started from Howrah New Complex after 12 noon.
Darjeeling/Kolkata: Congratulating Swapna Barman, India’s first-ever Asian Games gold medal winner in heptathlon, the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to give an award of Rs 10 lakh and a job to the athlete.The Chief Minister also had a telephonic conversation with Swapna’s mother, Basana, and state Tourism minister Goutam Deb visited her house in Ghoshpara, Kalyagunj in Jalpaiguri Sadar Block on Thursday. He handed over a bouquet of flowers and a box of sweets to her mother. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Chief Minister tweeted: “Heartiest congratulations to @Swapna_Barman96 our heptathlon queen from India and Bangla, on winning the gold at the Asian Games. You have made us very proud.”Swapna often had a tough time finding the right competition shoes that would fit her as she was born with six toes in both feet.After visiting her house, Deb said: “Swapna has created history by fighting against such odds.”Swapna’s mother said: “The Chief Minister asked me how I felt with Swapna winning the gold. She inquired about our family. I told her that Swapna’s father, Panchanan Barman, was a van rickshaw-puller but had to give up the job as he suffered a major stroke. I too had to give up my job as a tea garden worker to look after Swapna’s bed-ridden father. The whole family runs from the meagre earnings on my son Asit, who works as a mason. The Chief Minister then said that she would definitely get in touch with me.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBasana also said that she spoke to her daughter on Wednesday night and added: “She will be returning to Kolkata on September 3.”A grand welcome awaits Swapna on her return. “We will have a three-day long celebration when she returns. People will line up on both sides of the streets till her house on the day of her return,” stated Sourav Chakraborty, chairman, Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority.The golden girl’s story is already part of the physical education curriculum in Class VIII in the state government schools.
This story originally appeared on Engadget February 14, 2017 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now The single-rider, human-sized quadcopter that whipped CES 2016 into a frenzy could be carrying passengers as early as this summer. As the head of Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Agency announced at the World Government summit yesterday, the Chinese EHang 184 passenger drone will begin “regular operations” around the futuristic city in July of 2017.In fact, as the Associated Press reports, the EHang 184 has already been zipping around Dubai’s Burj Al-Arab skyscraper, which happens to have a helipad floating a dizzying 689 feet off the ground. “This is not only a model,” Roads and Transportation chief Mattar al-Tayer said. “We have actually experimented with this vehicle flying in Dubai’s skies.”Since al-Tayer didn’t elaborate, it’s currently unclear whether any of those flights actually carried a real person, but it sounds like the Personal Flying Vehicle’s specs have gotten some slight performance upgrades since we last saw it on the floor in Las Vegas. The AP reports the PFV now has a half-hour flight time with about 31 miles of range, but passenger capacity is still limited to one 260-pound person and single small suitcase. Since the vehicle is autonomous, the passenger only needs to punch in their destination and strap in before take-off. From there, the 184 will communicate via 4G wireless network with a control room on the ground similar to the one EHang showed Engadget late last year.While the crown jewel of the United Arab Emirates will get to claim bragging rights as the first city to unleash flying passenger drones, officials in Nevada are also seeking the FAA’s approval on the EHang 184 — so we might see EHang back at CES with a real, flying product sooner than expected. Enroll Now for Free 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.