Chennai: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday urged the Congress party to have an internal discussion on national security and voice its views. To a query on the statements issued by Congress leaders like Rahul Gandhi being quoted by Pakistan to its advantage Sitharaman said: “The Congress leadership should speak in one voice on issues of national security.” She said some of the statements of the Congress leaders have helped Pakistan. Sitharaman said as an old political party, there should be an internal discussion within that party.
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New Delhi/ Mumbai: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu Wednesday ruled out any interference in efforts to help cash-strapped Jet Airways, saying that the government should not be seen to be doing any kind of deals to help an airline. Against the backdrop of lenders set to take control of Jet Airways under a debt resolution plan, he said banks are direct stakeholders and are dealing with commercial matters of the airline where the ministry would not like to intervene.Prabhu said, “The ministry should not be dealing in any commercial transactions of any kind. Same thing I did for railways or for anywhere else. The issue is between banks and the management”. He was responding to a query about the case of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines where banks apparently did not intervene. Days after Jet Airways’ board approved a debt resolution plan, wherein the lenders led by SBI would take control of the airline, embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya had lashed out at public sector banks for “double standards” under the current NDA regime for their intervention to bailout Jet Airways while the same lenders made his Kingfisher airlines “fail ruthlessly”. Mallya was the founder of Kingfisher Airlines. In response to queries related to Jet Airways crisis, Prabhu said the ministry should not be seen to be doing any deals of any kind that would help in any way. “It is always possible. You can help a company by bringing the other down,” he said. “We should not be seeing to be doing anything which would be construed or seen or actually resulting in either favouritism or doing something wrong against somebody. We did not do that,” the minister said. However, Prabhu said the ministry would be looking at the safety aspects. When asked if the government played any role in state-run banks taking over Jet Airways, the minister said, “What role have we got? That is exactly the point. That is what Jet Airways was trying to come with us. We said we will not play any role into this”. To another query on whether the ministry would have been perfectly fine and remained a neutral observer had the Jet Airways gone under, Prabhu replied, “That is banks’ call. There is a law which says that any company which could not service the liability – how to deal with that”. “Our role is very clear. And that is what I have personally done actually. It is not to interfere into any commercial matter of any airline,” he emphasised. About recent meetings between the ministry officials and Jet Airways’ executives, Prabhu said the meetings are taking place because “we are dealing with safety”. “There is a direct issue of safety of Jet Airways, or for that matter, any other airline,” he said. “Safety is ensured because we are telling banks that if you are taking over as management, then ensure that the safety is assured, and give enough funds for the safety,” he added. Prabhu said his job as an aviation minister is to come with the policy, ensuring that policy allows the growth and it allows to deal with the situation of this kind. “My policy should be robust enough to take care of situations like this… Earlier, many times, the government would be tempted to be interventionist… We are very clear that managing the airline is the responsibility of the respective board and the airline company,” he said. Meanwhile, Jet Airways on Wednesday deferred the March salary payment to its employees, citing “complexities” involved in the finalisation of the debt-recast plan, under which the SBI-led consortium of lenders has taken over the management control of the airline. Earlier, the airline had been delaying the salaries of its pilots, engineers and senior staff since August who have not been paid since January.
The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating a two-vehicle collision in Dunnville that sent seven people to hospital. It happened Thursday on Highway 3 between Ortt Rd. and James Rd. around 7 p.m.Police say one vehicle was travelling eastbound on Highway 3 and the other was travelling westbound when they collided. Four children and two adults, who were passengers in the same vehicle, were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The lone driver of the other vehicle was not as seriously hurt but was also taken to hospital.A section of Highway 3 was closed for several hours while emergency crews were on scene but has now reopened.Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call 1-888-310-1122.
“We want to connect the private sector’s greatest strengths with the public sector’s greatest challenges,” Mr. Ban said at the Every Woman Every Child Taking Action Summit in New York.The Every Woman Every Child effort, launched in 2010, aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015 by mobilizing governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women and children around the world.To date, Every Woman Every Child has brought together 260 partners and made ambitious commitments to advance its goal, and billions of dollars in new funding for women’s and children’s health have been mobilized and $10 billion has already been delivered.“Philanthropy can play a particularly important role as a catalyst for under-resourced and often neglected areas of women’s and children’s health that can be quickly made available for larger public and private flows,” Mr. Ban said. “Now is the moment for old and new partners to do more – because we are in a race against time,” he added, referring to the approaching 2015 deadline to achieve the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“Partners in the Every Woman Every Child movement vary – from vaccine donor to grant maker … product innovator to technology developer … researcher to logistics experts … policy advocator to communication specialists,” Mr. Ban said. “But everyone has a role to play.”The Summit was hosted by the UN Foundation, the MDG Health Alliance and JP Morgan.
SeasonMorey+ score During that 2016-17 season, though, five other teams exceeded the Moreyball Rate of the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors, who had the highest non-Rockets Moreyball Rate of any team from 2012 through 2016. That incredible jump from one-sixth of the league foreshadowed what has happened since: The league’s Moreyball Rate has been rising far faster than it did during the McHale years, meaning that the Rockets’ math advantage is once again shrinking, through no fault of their own offensive priorities.While the average Moreyball Rate jumped only 3.7 percentage points from 2012 (58.1 percent) through 2016 (60.8 percent), it has rocketed (pun very much intended) all the way up to 68.3 percent in 2019. That’s a jump of 7.5 percentage points in just three seasons, compared with the four it took to erase a smaller advantage for the previous incarnation of the Rockets. And at the same time that the NBA’s average Moreyball Rate has shot through the roof, the Rockets themselves have once again stalled out. They appear to have hit a ceiling in terms of how many of their shots can really be taken from the most efficient areas of the floor.Houston’s sky-high Moreyball Rates during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons helped them to two of the most efficient offensive seasons in NBA history. During that 2016-17 campaign, the Rockets registered the 10th-best offensive efficiency in NBA history, per Basketball-Reference. During the 2017-18 season, they posted the 11th-best offensive efficiency in history. And during both seasons, the Rockets led the NBA in Moreyball Rate by a healthy margin, even while the league as a whole was catching up.This year, however, they don’t even lead the league in Moreyball Rate, marking the first time since the 2011-12 campaign that they’ve fallen out of first place. (They’ve been passed by Mike Budenholzer’s Milwaukee Bucks, who are at 82.6 percent, the highest figure that can be gleaned from the shot location data in NBA.com’s database, which reaches back to the 1996-97 season.) Amazingly, Houston’s Morey+ this season has already dropped below where it was during the 2015-16 season that inspired Morey to bring in D’Antoni in the first place. And even while they’ve cleaned up their defense a bit these past two years, the rate at which leaguewide Moreyball Rates are spiking has left their Moreyball Advantage at the lowest point it’s been in years.It seems unlikely that other NBA teams will simply stop pursuing shots from the Moreyball areas of the floor, so the league average will presumably continue to rise — if not necessarily at quite the rate it has these past few years. And with the Rockets having seemingly maxed out their own Moreyball Rates in the low 80s, it looks like the best way for them to regain the sky-high Moreyball Advantage they had in the early 2010s is by engineering their defense so that opponents simply can’t access the most efficient areas of the floor. But that’s also what every other team in the league has been trying to do to the Rockets for years, and as they’ve been showing us for quite some time now, it’s easier said than done. 2013-14124.8– Winners of five straight games, the Houston Rockets nudged their record back up to their season-high mark of two games over .500 (16-14) with a blowout win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, during which they set an NBA record by making 26 3-pointers. Despite this hot streak, however, it’s still fair to say that the Rockets have not performed as expected thus far this season. When searching for reasons why that might be the case, the focus has often been on their inability to replicate last season’s switch-happy defense or the early-season injuries and suspensions they had to weather or their general offensive malaise. (If ranking fifth in offensive efficiency can be described as a malaise.) But the root of Houston’s issues may actually just be that the rest of the league is increasingly subscribing to Houston’s core beliefs, which has eaten into the team’s math advantage.To fully understand what that means and how that’s happened, we need to back up a bit. Daryl Morey has been the general manager of the Rockets since 2007, but it wasn’t until the 2012-13 season that the purest form of Morey’s basketball philosophies truly began to shine through on the floor.Coming off three consecutive non-playoff seasons and having just traded for James Harden, the Rockets re-engineered their offense to play not only to their new star’s strengths, but also to The Math. It was during that season that the Rockets began their maniacal pursuit of the most efficient shot on every single possession, turning their collective backs on years of NBA tradition by eschewing the lost art of the mid-range jumper whenever possible in favor of attempts either at the rim or behind the three-point line.It’s easy to see the benefits of that offensive strategy now — six years after the Rockets took it to what then seemed like its logical extreme — but at the time, it was not yet really accepted that this was a healthy way to construct an offense. Not everybody believed in The Math. The Rockets did, however, and they did to a degree that was then unheard of in league history.During that 2012-13 campaign, the Rockets attempted 73.6 percent of their shots from either the restricted area or three-point range, per NBA.com. (For the balance of this piece, we’ll refer to this percentage as a team’s “Moreyball Rate,” in keeping with certain segments of the basketball analytics community.) The next closest team was the Denver Nuggets at 67.4 percent, while the average NBA team had a Moreyball Rate of 57.1 percent. 2018-19119.8– * A rating where 100 equals the NBA average and every point above or below 100 equals a one percent change (up or down). 2017-18126.1– 2015-16120.1– Morey+ score* for the Houston Rockets 2016-17128.8– 2014-15125.3– 2012-13129.1– By attempting so many more of their shots from the most efficient areas of the floor than any other team, the Rockets created for themselves a healthy math advantage. Through shot selection alone, they essentially began each game with a small lead that their opponents needed to erase in addition to out-scoring them over the course of 48 minutes in order to win the game.For the next three seasons under Kevin McHale, however, the Rockets’ Moreyball Rate stayed fairly stagnant. They still led the NBA in Moreyball Rate during each of those seasons, but they did so with rates that hovered between 72.6 and 73.8 percent. At the same time, the league average Moreyball Rate crept upward, eating into the Rockets’ math advantage and, by extension, that small de facto lead with which they began every game.This is perhaps best exemplified by scaling their Moreyball Rate against the league average. Fans familiar with baseball statistics like OPS+ will recognize this formula: The NBA average Moreyball Rate is given a score of 100, while a team whose Moreyball Rate is 10 percent better than league average receives a Morey+ score of 110, and a team whose Moreyball Rate is 10 percent worse than league average receives a Morey+ score of 90. So, in a world where the league average Moreyball Rate is 50 percent, a team with a 55 percent Moreyball Rate has a Morey+ of 110, while a team with a 45 percent Moreyball Rate has a Morey+ of 90.Using the same formula, we can calculate that during the 2012-13 season when the Rockets had a Moreyball Rate of 73.6 percent against a league average of 57.1 percent, they had a Morey+ of 129.1, meaning they attempted shots in the restricted area or from three-point territory at a rate 29.1 percent higher than that of the average NBA team. That is a ridiculously high mark. But it was also essentially the high-water mark for the McHale-era Rockets, whose Morey+ plummeted over the next few seasons, though not through any offensive fault of their own.At the same time the Rockets’ math advantage on offense was shrinking, the same thing was happening on the defensive end of the court. During that 2012-13 campaign, the Rockets did an excellent job of limiting their opponents’ attempts from the Moreyball areas of the floor. Slowly but surely, however, they ended up yielding better and better shots, and their opponents’ Moreyball Rate crept upward at an even faster rate than the league average.The decline of the Rockets’ math advantage during that time looks even starker when pitting their offense and defense against each other. At the same time as they were shooting 29.1 percent more often from Moreyball areas than the average team in 2012-13, they were forcing opponents to shoot from those areas 3.2 percent less often than the average squad. Add those two numbers up, and the Rockets had a Moreyball Advantage of 32.2 points during that season. By the time they got to the 2015-16 campaign, however, their Moreyball Advantage had been cut by more than half (to 13.8 points).During those four years, the Rockets were the only team to have a Moreyball Rate above 68.8 percent, but the average team still gained steadily gained on them, and their ability to prevent their own opponents from getting to Moreyball areas declined as well. And it was then that Morey decided to hire Mike D’Antoni. Because if the Rockets couldn’t stop the rest of the league from following their lead in following The Math, then the next-best option was for them to take The Math to new heights.In D’Antoni’s first season, the Rockets had a Moreyball Rate of 81.8 percent, blasting the previous league highs they’d set over the prior few seasons. That 81.8 percent figure was, obviously, the highest in the NBA by far, making it the fifth consecutive season during which the Rockets led the league. Crucially, that rate bumped their Morey+ all the way back up to 128.8 — almost all the way back to where it was during that 2012-13 campaign, when the Rockets first began truly orienting their offense around The Math.
OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) rushes upfield with his teammates during their game against Michigan on Nov. 26 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 30-27. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorJunior H-back Curtis Samuel has decided to enter the NFL draft, forgoing his final season at Ohio State. Samuel’s decision was arguably the most important one of any players who could have declared early.The news was first reported by Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.com, then confirmed later by Samuel on Twitter.Samuel was the glue to OSU’s offense in 2016. The do-it-all running back/wide receiver was perhaps coach Urban Meyer’s closest replica of the production he witnessed from Percy Harvin at Florida. Samuel accumulated 771 rushing yards and 865 receiving yards with 15 total touchdowns.The Brooklyn, New York, native was the only player in the Football Bowl Subdivision with more than 700 yards both receiving and rushing.OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett will be without his top two targets, Samuel and Noah Brown, in 2017. The departure of Samuel could lead to a starting role for freshman running back Demario McCall, who provides a speedy threat both out of the backfield and on routes.Samuel is currently ranked as the fourth overall wide receiver and sixth best running back in this year’s NFL draft according to WalterFootball.com. He will most likely be a first or second round selection.#Gobucks pic.twitter.com/5U8guwNMn7— Curtis Samuel (@CurtisSamuel4__) January 9, 2017
Superior Industries, a leading manufacturer of conveyor systems and components, has released what it says is “the market’s first ever primary and secondary belt cleaning system- sharing the same, common mounting point. With one pole, maintenance workers can avoid adding to their conveyor’s structure, a common task to accommodate secondary cleaners. Another key feature is the Exterra® SFL Dual Belt Cleaner’s unique tensioning system – the patented design creates a pressure that is set once, for the life of the blade, during installation.The company’s Exterra® SFL Dual Belt Cleaner is designed to nearly eliminate material carry-back from the top cover of conveyor belting after it passes over the head pulley. When left unchecked, carry-back causes material buildup on idlers, pulleys and other components – a problem that causes mis-tracking or belt damage. More importantly, carry-back creates unwanted fugitive material piles under the conveyor.The primary scraper is equipped with Superior’s Exterra Primary Belt Cleaner. Packed with more urethane, the blade has one of the bulkiest profiles of any primary scraper on the market. Mounted to the same pole as the primary, the secondary cleaner is available in either AR steel (STD) or tungsten carbide. It is designed with segmented blades to withstand vibration and impact from belt splices during operation.
If you thought that Amazon’s Kindle Fire was the most you could hope for in a $250 tablet, you may want to think again. Last night at CES, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage and gave us a couple of nice surprises. The first bit of news, that the Transformer Prime’s Ice Cream Sandwich update is rolling out now, was a good start. But the real whopper was that Asus will be releasing a seven-inch version of the Transformer Prime that will retail for a mere $249.The smaller Prime doesn’t yet have a release date (or even an official name), but we do know that it will be arriving later this year. Like the full-sized Transformer Prime, it will pack a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and will have a resolution of 1280 x 800. When you consider that the smaller tablet will have the same number of pixels spread out over less real estate, it will have a sharp display. Its 216 pixels per inch will have it holding its ground against the upcoming generation of Retina display tablets (likely ushered in by the iPad 3).The budget Prime will be the first device to run Nvidia’s new DirectTouch tech. Integrated into the Tegra 3 chip, it will take analog touch input (vibration, pressure, or heat) and directly convert it into digital input. This eliminates the middleman, so to speak, which should improve touch sensitivity and lead to a smoother overall tablet experience. The smaller Prime’s real killer spec, though, will be its price. Many customers see the $500 Transformer Prime as a bargain, but a seven-inch version for $250 will be a steal. Millions of customers will still turn to the familiarity of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but this quad-core beast should easily outperform either of those budget tablets.As for the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the original Transformer Prime, it was scheduled to arrive on Thursday, but is rolling out several days early. If you’re an owner of the tablet, you might want to check that software update menu option to see if your device is getting the OTA. If Asus (or the development community) releases a direct download, we’ll update to let you know.via Pocket-lint
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 18,734 Views By Christina Finn Short URL I am not confident, but I am confident the truth will be outed… the sick children should be listened to. The government have an opportunity today to explain the runaway train costs.He said the concerned families just want their voices to be heard.Why are sick people travelling here today and their parents? They are not doing it for the fun or for any political reason.The plans for the children’s hospital outline that the four-storey building will rise to seven storeys at its highest point above ground, and will have 384 in-patient beds, an oval pavilion set in a therapeutic rooftop garden for children, as well as accommodation for parents.There will be 675 underground parking spaces dedicated for use by families only, and 31 emergency spaces parking at surface level. This is the three times the parking currently available for use by families at the three Dublin children’s hospital combined.Read: Children’s hospital costs like a ‘runaway train’ as they rocket to €1bn> Read: ‘We expected nothing more from the Blueshirts’: Hundreds of bus drivers march through Dublin> Rural TDs say sick children will be left stranded in Dublin traffic if new children’s hospital goes ahead The cost of the new children’s hospital is expected to exceed €1 billion. McGrath claims the site of the hospital will lead to extreme levels of congestion and will increase the risks of adverse medical outcomes.The Tipperary TD said Dublin traffic is worse than ever and said it will make it difficult for anyone, including those travelling from the country, to access the hospital.Sick children“Countless families are saying it is not the right site… Many travelling here this evening are totally aghast that this nonsense is going ahead,” he added.He said he has heard many stories about “sick mothers screaming in the back [of ambulances], saying ‘how long more are we stuck’ and they’re just stationary”.With planning permission for the new hospital granted last April, today’s motion is seen as a last-ditch effort to halt the project.However, McGrath admits that he is not confident the project will be stopped, but said the government needs to be transparent about the costs. Share404 Tweet Email6 Wednesday 29 Mar 2017, 4:07 PM Rural TDs on their motion that criticises jump in new Children’s Hospital costs pic.twitter.com/4qMA3UeloT— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 29, 2017 Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter 84 Comments SICK CHILDREN WILL be left languishing in ambulances in Dublin traffic if the new children’s hospital is built on the St James’s site, according to a number of rural TDs.The debate over whether the new hospital should be built on the inner city site or on a green field site near the M50 has been rumbling on for months – with campaigners suggesting the campus of Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown as a more suitable site.A motion from the Rural Independent Group is calling for the suspension of the proposed National Children’s Hospital project due to the escalating costs.It will be debated this afternoon in the Dáil, where parents of sick children will also be in attendance.Escalating costsSpeaking ahead of the debate, Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath said the cost has almost trebled from the original 2012 estimate of €404 million quoted by St James’s for the delivery of the hospital.Independent TD Michael Harty said the jump in costs could mean the new hospital will be the most expensive hospital ever built in the world.It’s understood the cost of the new hospital could reach over a billion Euro.Health Minister Simon Harris has said one of the reasons for the rise is the increase in construction costs since the project was put out to tender.In November of last year, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Health Minister Simon Harris and Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Donohoe would be bringing a memo to Cabinet on the costs of the hospital.“The issues raised in general about the range and costs will be central to that memo. Specifically, there will be a focus on the value-for-money process involved,” said the Taoiseach.It’s understood that the memo is due to be delivered shortly. Mar 29th 2017, 4:07 PM https://jrnl.ie/3313339
Le créateur du Commodore 64 est mortJack Tramiel…Ce nom ne dit peut être pas grand chose pour les plus jeunes mais il est une légende pour tous ceux qui ont connu les véritables débuts de l’ère de l’électronique convivial dans les années 80. Le co-fondateur de Commodore et ex-PDG d’Atari est décédé dimanche à l’âge de 83 ans.Great Giana sisters, Montezuma’s Revenge, Archon,Target Renegade ou Commando…Si le nom de ces jeux vous disent quelquechose, c’est que vous avez attrapé la fièvre des jeux vidéo dans les années 80. À cette époque, les “ordinateurs personnels” envahissaient chambres et salons : Oric, Amstrad PC 464 et 6128, Vic 20 et…le Commodore 64 ! Véritable star, l’ordinateur aux rondeurs “vintage” etait une machine facile à programmer, et les éditeurs l’ont bien compris en sortant une multitude de jeux qui ont fait de lui une référence. Résultat : 20 millions d’unités ont été vendues à travers le monde.Mais derrière la machine, il y avait un homme, son créateur, Jack Tramiel,une entreprise dont il était le cofondateur, et une idée; faire des ordinateurs personnels des outils de développement “pour les masses, et non les classes”.C’est chose faite avec le Commodore 64 en 1982, qui remporte tous les suffrages et qui se déclinera en Commodore 128.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Par la suite, le co-fondateur de la firme Commodore quitte la société et rachète la division grand public d’Atari. Il sera à l’origine de la supervision du lancement d’un autre véritable phénomène : l’Atari ST, vendu à 6 millions d’unités. L’ordinateur 16 Bits était alors en guerre contre un sérieux rival l’Amiga 500 (2 millions d’unités vendues), créé par la société…Commodore !Jack Tramiel restera chez Atari jusqu’en 1996 puis revendra la société au fabriquant de disque durs Judi Tandon Storage.L’homme part alors en retraite à Monte Sereno, en Californie et décède, le 8 avril 2012 à l’hôpital de Stanford.L’un des pères des l’informatique de masse est parti, mais son oeuvre continue : les ordinateurs 16 bits ayant permis l’accession des PC, puis des tablets PC, smartphones, liseuses et autres ardoises numériques.Le 10 avril 2012 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambert
A number of “smaller” media companies like e5 are picking up print magazine brands that have either been shut down or run into the ground financially by their former big conglomerate trade publishing owners. But how do they expect to succeed where the publishing behemoths failed? How will they compete with their online-only rivals?Not much has been reported about what’s in store for the e5 brands, other than reports indicating plans to transition The Hollywood Reporter from a weekday paper into a glossy weekly. So, I attempted to interview Beckman for a story on this topic. I wanted to find out what changes/innovations he is making to help turn the brands around. How much of an additional investment will be required? How will those changes equal financial success? Beckman politely declined to participate in my interviews, indicating that he’d have “plenty” of details in a couple months. To be fair, I’m not sure that many of these new owners have real concrete courses for growth—at least not yet.Beckman however did recently do a Q+A with Daily Front Row executive editor and former Radar writer Chris Tennant. While he didn’t get into any business-side specifics, Beckman did offer some interesting sound bites on the future of THR. Here’s a sampling:“If I’m setting the bar at where Variety is—and this is going to sound really caustic—I’m setting the bar too low.”“The good part is you get to look around and see people who clearly aren’t doing their jobs so terrifically—that haven’t had good leadership, that are unimaginative, that have had a parent company that hasn’t invested or believed in the business…”“But in terms of the Reporter, I sort of agree with you that it’s tough to be contemporary with a daily print product when you’re working on a five-minute-refresh cycle. It’s not the best way of serving media content, but you can’t have one without the other.”“It’s about becoming B2I—business to influencer—as opposed to B2B. That’s where the real resonance will be created. B2I trades aren’t just for the industry; they’re for the people that shape behaviors, the tastemakers that set the trends in motion.” UPDATE: Hollywood Reporter Becomes Glossy WeeklyWhat exactly is going on at e5 Global Media? That’s the question that’s been at the top of certain people’s minds since the private equity-backed media startup acquired Nielsen Business Media’s eight media/entertainment industry brands late last year.The new group—formed by Pluribus Capital Management and financial services firm Guggenheim Partners—poached Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group CEO Richard Beckman [pictured] to lead the group as chief executive. When he took the new gig Beckman, who is known as “Mad Dog” among many of his colleagues, said it would be his job at e5 to build those acquired brands—including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard—into “successful multiplatform properties with global footprints.” Click here to read the entire interview.
More information: blog.mozilla.com/cjones/2011/0 … -js-first-milestone/ Citation: Mozilla’s pdf.js project reaches its first milestone (2011, July 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-mozilla-pdfjs-milestone.html Explore further Firefox looks to use HTML5 to run PDFs in the web browser © 2010 PhysOrg.com Well, this project has met its first big goal: the “pixel-perfect rendering” of the sample PDF that the company has designated as its first test sample. Currently, it only works in the current version of Firefox and on systems that are running Windows 7. Currently, other operating system and browser version combos are having mixed results at best.While this is far from a complete project it is a solid first marker when you consider that the document in question has not only text, but graphics, diagrams and tables, all of which makes the project milestone much more complicated. After meeting this milestone the project has been moved up to its Nevertheless, some serious progress has been made, considering that the sample file contains formatted text, graphics, tables, and graphical diagrams. As a result, the project has been bumped to the .2 version designation. Future steps will include making the Firefox extension available to users and finally shipping the code with a finished version of the Firefox browser. The development team hopes that this update will be a serious upgrade to web security since the pdf.js standard uses only native code pieces that are web safe, leaving fewer opportunities for exploitation. The pdf.js project is being licensed under a 3-clause BSD license, which is so liberal as to be considered almost open source, an indicator of the developers hope that this will become a community-based project. The developers are welcoming external contributors to help. (PhysOrg.com) — You may recall our earlier reporting on the Mozilla’s pdf.js project, in which the folks over at Mozilla are trying to get their browser to display PDF files in your Firefox web browser with the help of HTML5. 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.
Fires have been on the increase, the researchers report, notably in the Australian Bush—they suggest it is due to global warming. They also note that multiple studies have been conducted to learn more about animal displacement and/or migrations that often occur due to fire, but point out, little research has actually been done to learn more about the animals that stay, and how they manage to do so. In this new effort, they looked to the antechinus as a possible guide.Prior research has shown that the little mammals have a tendency to stick around in an area after a brush fire has burned off the natural cover they use to hide from predators. How they manage to survive was not known. To find out, the researchers captured several specimens from a recently burned area and some others from an area still covered with brush—they affixed radio tracking devices and monitors that measure vital signs to each before setting them free again. They then studied the activity behavior and vital signs of the two groups and compared what they witnessed. They report that the specimens that remained in the burned areas went into a torpor (a metabolic slowdown state similar to animals that hibernate) for much longer periods of time then their fire-free cohorts—they also ceased venturing out in the daytime, using the cover of darkness to prevent being seen by predators as they foraged. The longer torpor, the researchers explain, meant the animal used less energy and thus needed less to eat—a clear adaptation to a change in their environment. The adaptation also explains results from prior studies that showed antechinus populations able to rapidly bounce back to pre-fire numbers once ground cover was restored.The researchers suggest the adaptive behavior exhibited by the antechinus shows a possible adaptation to a world that is heating up—one that it is likely used by other species as well. Marsupial mating habits to die for © 2015 Phys.org Explore further Photos of the study site and body temperature (dotted line) and ambient temperature (solid line) traces over 3 days: (a) the same area before the fire (pre-burn group) and (b) after the fire (post-burn group). The dashed line represents the torpor threshold. Note the time-series gaps in (a) show nocturnal activity away from the nest; torpor was expressed during the daytime (b). Credit: Biology Letters, Published 10 June 2015, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0134 (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with University of New England in Australia has found an example of a mammal adapting to the aftermath of a fire by extending its torpor time. In their paper published in The Royal Society – Biology Letters, the team describes their study involving the brown antechinus, a small insect eating marsupial mammal and why they believe what they learned is relevant to global warning. Citation: Study shows example of mammal adapting to fires by increasing torpor time (2015, June 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-06-mammal-torpor.html Journal information: Biology Letters More information: The importance of mammalian torpor for survival in a post-fire landscape, Biology Letters, Published 10 June 2015, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0134AbstractWildfires have increased in frequency and intensity worldwide with climate change as a main driving factor. While a number of studies have focused on population changes in regard to fires, there are essentially no quantitative data on behavioural and physiological adjustments that are vital for the persistence of individuals during and after fires. Here we show that brown antechinus, a small insectivorous marsupial mammal, (i) endured a prescribed fire in situ, (ii) remained in their scorched home range despite unburned areas nearby, and (iii) substantially increased post-fire torpor use and thus reduced foraging requirements and exposure to predators. Hence, torpor is a physiological adaptation that, although not quantified in this context previously, appears to play a key role in post-fire survival for this and other heterothermic species. 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.
In the history of mankind, there truly are few things that can compare to the impressive achievements of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, aka NASA. NASA was officially founded on October 1, 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik I by the Soviet Union in October of 1957. Put simply, the Cold War created the perfect atmosphere to foster competition on the final frontier. With the United States public rallying behind NASA, they were able to receive more funding than previous research attempts, and in the wake of speeches made especially by President John F. Kennedy, the Apollo program was launched.Exterior view of NASA’s Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral in Florida.When most people think of American space missions and footage of astronauts, they think of these missions. The Apollo missions used the Saturn V rocket, a platform consisting of three stages which fire off sequentially.The first stage uses five F-1 engines and produces almost 7.7 million pounds of thrust by burning a mixture of kerosene and liquid oxygen. The second stage uses five J-2 engines that deploy at 38 miles above the Earth, with the third stage deploying when the rocket hits orbit. According to the Smithsonian, the Saturn V is the largest and most powerful rocket ever used by the United States.Von Braun with the F-1 engines of the Saturn V first stage at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.This story is only partially about the Saturn V rocket, however. On September 3, 2002, our attention was captured by an object that was first spotted by an amateur astronomer named Bill Yeung. This object, named J002E3, had been orbiting the Sun in the same orbit as the Earth for thirty years.Then in 2002, the object moved into the L1 Lagrange point of Earth — for those that don’t know, the Lagrange point is the point where the gravity of two celestial bodies cancels each other out — then it started to orbit Earth at high speed.Apollo 17 Command Module, on display at Space Center Houston. Photo by OptoMechEngineer CC BY-SA 4.0J002E3 was scrutinized by the astronomy community at large and was swiftly theorized to be a piece of the Apollo 12 mission from 1969. J002E3 orbits the Earth at roughly a 43-day interval, according to Paul Chodas on nasa.org, and because of the paint on a Saturn V, it appears very bright when the light of the Sun bounces off it.As even more evidence, the astronomy community created a simulation based on the original separation of the rocket in 1969 and accounted for acceleration. The findings correlated the theory of the object being a piece of the rocket from the 1969 launch before it floated back into our orbit.S-IVB stage of Apollo 17. The one used for Apollo 12 is of identical type.How did J002E3 end up far enough away to fall out of the gravity well of Earth in the first place? The gravity well is the sphere of influence of Earth’s gravity in space. To answer the question, we have to go back to the intention of the Apollo program and especially Apollo 12.Recovered F-1 engine injector from Apollo 12 mission on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Photo by Loungeflyz CC BY-SA 4.0Apollo 12’s mission included extensive exploration on the lunar surface. The crew had a different course from previous missions, with a higher inclination to the lunar equator, which caused gravity to affect the rocket stage in a different way from previous flights. This alternate path could account for the odd trajectory of J002E3.Recovered F-1 engine parts on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Photo by Loungeflyz CC BY-SA 4.0When talking about objects moving incredibly quickly around the Earth, there are a lot of people who immediately start worrying about apocalyptic disasters such as asteroids crashing into the Earth, like the one that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs.But we may actually want to focus on a different possible scenario, the Kessler Syndrome. The Kessler Syndrome is when there are too many satellites in orbit around Earth to the point that if one of the orbiting satellites is impacted by space debris, it could cause a chain reaction that wipes out many other orbiting bodies.Read another story from us: Apollo 11 Tapes Made Public – NASA Releases 19,000 Hours of Historic AudioSo, could J002E3 cause this problem? Well, according to the astronomy community, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about for at least four decades, which is the period it takes for J002E3 to go from a heliocentric orbit back into the Earth’s sphere of influence.
News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more January 4, 2016 — Carestream Health is receiving orders for its Carestream Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE ultrasound systems in the United States and Europe, which were expected to begin shipping in December. A Health Canada license is pending.Both premium systems are designed for general diagnostic imaging use in radiology, OB/GYN, musculoskeletal and vascular applications. Carestream demonstrated both systems at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Chicago.These systems employ the company’s SynTek Architecture, which simultaneously provides enhanced spatial detail with increased frame rates for improved visualization of moving structures while optimizing image formation to reduce noise and artifacts. Imaging and Doppler improvements allow for more consistent visualization of subtle tissue contrast differences and can improve the ability to see small structures.Carestream’s architecture is a significant step forward from serial line-by-line acquisition of conventional systems, according to the company. By combining information independently obtained from multiple transmissions, the new architecture synthesizes a transmit beam that is narrow not only at a single point or region in the image but over the entire spatial area, which leads to higher image quality.The Touch Ultrasound platform’s design features a sealed, all-touch control panel that combines the speed and flexibility of a soft user interface with the tactile feedback of traditional keys. Etched marking for primary controls equips the user to easily locate key functions without looking away from the image display monitor. The Touch Prime XE is capable of frame rates in excess of 100Hz while maintaining enhanced imaging detail, and includes optional features such as a DICOM package, barcode and badge readers as part of the system. Swipe-and-go badge log-on saves time, promotes secure access and automatically configures the system to user scanning preferences.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 04, 2016 Carestream Accepting Orders for Touch Prime Ultrasound in U.S., Europe Company’s all-touch ultrasound systems began shipping in December
Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG) acquires Three HotelsPeachtree Hotel Group (PHG) acquires Three HotelsOfficials of Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG), one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel investment and management platforms, today announced the separate, completed acquisitions of the 123-room Element Denver Park Meadows in Colo., the 135-room Hampton Inn Green Bay Downtown in Wis., and the 136-room Aloft Tempe in Ariz.“As we continue to grow our national footprint, we are increasingly focused on westward expansion,” said Brent LeBlanc, senior vice president. “While we continue to have great faith in markets east of the Mississippi as evidenced by the Hampton Inn purchase, we believe there are numerous growth opportunities in the West. There are a number of new regions for Peachtree to explore that meet our criteria of strong, secondary and tertiary markets with high barriers to new entry, as well as numerous demand generators that appeal to both business and leisure travelers.”Element Denver Park Meadows—Located at 9985 Park Meadows Drive, the hotel is part of an upscale retail and lifestyle center in Lone Tree’s bustling Entertainment District and near Centennial Airport and the Denver Tech Center. The property also is a quick 20-minute light rail trip to INVESCO Field and Downtown Denver. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour Business Center, guest laundromat, Motion Fitness Center, indoor heated pool and complimentary area shuttle service.Hampton Inn Green Bay Downtown—Situated at 201 Main Street, near such attractions as KI Convention Center, Lambeau Field and the Oneida Casino, the hotel provides daily, free, hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, meeting space for up to 32 people, a 24-hour business center and a 24-hour Suite Shop®. Guest rooms offer clean and fresh Hampton beds®, spacious work area, 40-inch flat-screen TV and coffeemaker.Aloft Tempe—The property is a LEED certified hotel featuring a loft-inspired design and is nestled between Arizona State University, Sun Devil Stadium and Tempe Town Lake. Guests can unwind in either the Re:mix lounge or W XYZ Bar, workout in the Re:charge gym or splash around in the pool and grab a bite to eat at Re:fuel by Aloft. Guest rooms feature nine-foot ceilings, extra-large windows and the ultra-comfortable Aloft signature platform beds topped with plush bedding and an ergonomic workspace. In addition, Aloft provides the plug & play entertainment center, a one-stop connectivity station capable of charging laptops, cell phones, MP3 players and more, connected to a wall-mounted 42″ flat-screen TV. Bret W. Krosschell of Parkway Bank provided the financing and structured the deal for the Aloft hotel.PHG continues to seek additional acquisition and development opportunities. To discuss additional growth possibilities, contact Brent LeBlanc at 713-666-2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.About Peachtree Hotel GroupPeachtree Hotel Group operates, develops and invests in premium-branded, select- and limited-service and extended-stay hotel assets under the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice and InterContinental Hotels Group flags. Since its inception, Peachtree has invested in more than $1.4 billion of hotel properties and first mortgage notes. Peachtree’s current portfolio is comprised of 74 hotel assets totaling 8,599 rooms, including 33 real estate assets and 41 notes. For more information, please visit www.peachtreehotelgroup.com.Source = Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG)
Main opposition Akel and its presidential nominee Stavros Malas on Tuesday accused President Nicos Anastasiades of sabotaging the Cyprus talks in pursuit of re-election.Their remarks followed those made by negotiating team member Toumazos Tsielepis who claimed a real chance for a solution was missed in Crans Montana last July.Anastasiades came under fire in the aftermath of the failed Conference on Cyprus, when foreign diplomats blamed him for squandering a “great deal” outlined by UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, which included the abolition of guarantees and intervention rights and a sharp decrease in the number of troop levels on the island.According to this version of events, the other key question, whether the remaining troops were to depart at a given point in time or the decision to be left for the future, would be made at Prime-Ministerial level after broad-strokes agreement was reached at the conference.Anastasiades has summarily dismissed such claims, insisting on his narrative that the so-called opportunity stumbled on Turkey’s intransigent insistence for guarantees, intervention rights and 1,800 troops to remain stationed at a permanent military base on the island.But last week’s revelations that a document submitted by Guterres at a working dinner on the last day of the Switzerland summit, which could serve as a vehicle to the abolition of the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, was “not extensively discussed” because of the tension in the discussion already underway revived the suspicion that Anastasiades may have missed an historic chance.Guterres’ document described a mechanism for the implementation of an agreed solution, which gave the United Nations peace mission in Cyprus monitoring responsibilities, reporting to the UN secretary-general, and reduced the guarantor powers – Turkey, Greece, and the United Kingdom – to an advisory capacity, with no executive power.On Tuesday, Akel-backed presidential candidate Stavros Malas accused Anastasiades of sabotaging the talks to focus on winning a second term.“Instead of demanding discussion of the document submitted by the UN secretary-general, he opted for electioneering,” the campaign said in a statement.“He is untrustworthy both in Cyprus and abroad.”The presidential palace hit back at Malas’ statement, citing remarks made by Tsielepis earlier in the day to support Anastasiades’ strategy.“Akel and Stavros Malas are sending damaging messages abroad and misinform the public domestically that the talks collapsed supposedly because President Anastasiades lacked the required will and made negotiating mistakes,” deputy government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos said.“We refer Mr Malas to [Tsielepis’] remarks this morning, in which he said that at Crans Montana our side had international backing on the key issues of security, guarantees, intervention rights and troops, as well as territorial readjustments. Who achieved all this? President Anastasiades did, through his politics, strategy and tactics, and with the cooperation of the Greek government.”Speaking on Politis radio on Tuesday morning, Tsielepis had said the Guterres document was “positive for our side”.“The view of the UN secretary-general, the European Union, the British, the Greeks, and our own, was crystal clear: no more guarantees and intervention rights, which should be replaced by a mechanism for the implementation of a solution,” Tsielepis explained.“It turned out that the proposed mechanism was not what some of us feared – a new Treaty of Guarantee under another name. The fear proved unjustified, as can be seen from the content of the mechanism, which has been leaked. But when we got there, that fatal night, everything collapsed.”Countering the government’s argument that the document could not have been discussed at the Crans Montana dinner on the final night because no solution to implement had been reached yet, Tsielepis said Guterres’ framework for a solution, which had been submitted days earlier, had been clear on security and guarantees.“The framework had come earlier, and it was crystal clear on security and guarantees,” he said.“It said – we all know, it has been leaked – that the Treaty of Guarantee and intervention rights are being discontinued and replaced by a mechanism for the implementation of a solution. And we were presented with the mechanism, which reflected the international community’s views. So both the framework and the proposed mechanism were very close to our arguments.”On how the collapsed talks could be revived, Tsielepis said negotiations could pick up from where they left off in the presence of the guarantors’ Prime Ministers, so that the contentious point of whether the 650 remaining Turkish troops would fall under a review clause or a sunset clause after a period.“That was all that was left,” he said.“Agreed troops presence would have been 650 Turks and 950 Greeks, and what couldn’t be agreed was review or sunset. That was the issue. 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IHOP is giving away free pancakes for charity today in celebration of National Pancake Day.Trappier once again reiterated that Dassault picked Reliance over Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as its partner because the Anil Ambani-led company had land near an airfield on the outskirts of Nagpur where they could set up a production facility He added that Dassault had been in discussions with both Reliance Defence and HAL and that HAL was aware of its discussions with Reliance 13 November: Tuesday’srather detailed clarification by Dassault group CEO Trappier himself is apparently tethered to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s dramatic claims that the French company ‘lied’ to ‘protect’ Modi Rahul on 2 November claimedthat Dassault invested Rs 284 crore in Anil Ambani’s company and the latter bought land with the same money "Why did they invest Rs 284 crore in a loss-making company" asked Rahul The Dassault CEO made a come back by saying he was ‘rather sad’ at Rahul’s comments He cited the company’s long history of dealings with successive Indian governments including those headed by Jawaharlal Nehru and Manmohan Singh However this time around Trappier’s response was much more detailed as he went on to say that the fact that even though Anil Ambani’s company was relatively new he was still part of the ‘large family’ Trappier even went on to say that Reliance Defence’s lack of experience was something he was looking for and purposely wanted "I wanted to start from scratch" he said while adding that he consciously chose the Anil Ambani-led company for that reason When pressed further specifically on Rahul’s charge about the Rs 284 crore Trappier clarified that the money being invested was not going to Reliance directly but in a Joint Venture (JV) that included Dassault "We are not putting the money in Reliance The money is going into the JV I put my know-how free of charge on how to produce people I have engineers and workers from Dassault who are taking the lead as far as the industrial part of this deal is concerned At the same time I have an Indian company like who is putting money into this JV as they want to develop their country So the company is going to know how to produce aircraft" added Trappier With inputs from ANI One of the armed protesters occupying a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon said he would rather die defending the building than be arrested by the FBI The standoff at the remote headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 250 miles from Portland entered its fifth day Wednesday While law enforcement has not attempted to recapture the outpost the FBI is leading efforts to resolve the impasse and several of the occupiers said they believe there are arrest warrants against them Asked if he would rather be killed than be arrested were the standoff to turn violent 54-year-old occupier LaVoy Finicum said: “Absolutely … I have no intention of spending any of my days in a concrete box” Read more from our partners at NBC News Contact us at editors@timecomTwo men who wanted to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) have been charged with plotting an attack on American soldiers in the UK Junead Ahmed Khan 24 and his uncle Shazib Ahmed Khan 22 are accused of planning to attack American military bases in Mildenhall and Lakenheath which house a combined 10000 American personnel according to ABC’s Jon Williams They were also planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS Bloomberg reports The pair have been held in police custody in the UK since their arrest on July 14 They will appear in London court The latest arrests are in line with Prime Minister David Cameron’s crackdown of ISIS extremists which he outlined in a speech on Monday warning young Britons of the pitfalls of joining the terror group “If you are a boy they will brainwash you strap bombs to your body and blow you up” he said “If you are a girl they will enslave and abuse you” Write to Tanya Basu at tanyabasu@timecomDublin: Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup Following Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia "It is an incredible feeling We have been fighting for so long to get to the World Cup We are very much looking forward to it" said Eriksen "It is not often I score any hat-trick so of course it is incredible" Denmark’s Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the World Cup qualifying play off second leg match against Ireland AP The equaliser arrived in fortuitous circumstances on 19 minutes when Cyrus Christie helped bundle in Andreas Christensen’s effort but there was nothing lucky about Eriksen’s thunderbolt for the second or his second-half brace Nicklas Bendtner on as a late substitute completed the rout in the final minute with a penalty after a clumsy trip on him by James McClean extending Ireland’s wait for a first World Cup appearance since 2002 "We’re really disappointed We were well beaten in the end" said Ireland coach Martin O’Neill "The two goals we conceded within a couple of minutes knocked us We had to chase the game and Denmark took advantage They deserved to go through" O’Neill who had already agreed a new contact to lead Ireland into the qualifiers for the 2020 European Championship will ship criticism for again selecting his team without the craft of Wes Hoolahan The 35-year-old one of four Ireland players likely to retire from international football was only introduced at the interval with Ireland needing three goals to redeem their cause Duffy will certainly be around for the next campaign and his role as a central figure was solidified by his second crucial goal of the campaign After Daryl Murphy earned a free-kick on the halfway line Robbie Brady’s delivery was telegraphed perfectly for the giant centre-back to arrive on cue to nod past the onrushing Kasper Schmeichel That early breakthrough ensured the game opened up and Murphy nearly added a second only to ripple the side-netting with a volley Eriksen magic Denmark began to take encouragement from the space they were finding behind the home side’s rigid defence and a piece of magic from Pione Sisto conjured the equaliser His raid from the wing left Stephen Ward for dead and the left-wing cross found Christensen whose close-range effort clipped the inside of the post and deflected in off the luckless Christie Three minutes later and the task deepened for Ireland Ward was again exposed by losing the ball and Nicolai Jorgensen picked up Eriksen and he found the top corner past Darren Randolph with a first-time shot from 25 yards O’Neill’s decision to ring the changes at the break did little to ease the pressure as Sisto forced a reflex save from Randolph with a shot from distance All Ireland could muster was the odd half chance from set-pieces leaving space for Denmark and Eriksen to capitalise on After nearly grabbing his second on 56 minutes the Tottenham talisman made no mistake on 63 minutes when he completed a flowing move between four players by curling a left-footed shot beyond the outstretched arm of Randolph While McClean and substitute Shane Long spurned openings for Ireland to try claim some respectability they conceded again from another Ward error The Burnley man’s feeble attempt at clearing a cross enabled Eriksen to dash in and rocket his shot into the top corner for his hat-trick To compound Ireland’s woe they conceded a late penalty which Bendtner gave Randolph no chance with by hammering into the top left corner The Nagpur site was chosen because of the availability of land with direct access to an airport runway, Is it fair to deny reasonable 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