Mourinho was wrong to question Lukaku injury

first_imgManchester United Why Mourinho was wrong to question Lukaku’s injury against Chelsea Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent 06:00 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Romelu Lukaku, Jose Mourinho Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea Premier League FA Cup Romelu Lukaku The United manager blamed the front man’s decision to declare himself unfit for the FA Cup loss, but the player had every right to protect his body Manchester United’s 2017-18 season is over but the fallout from Saturday’s FA Cup final is not. Jose Mourinho’s decision to publicly question Romelu Lukaku’s desire to play at Wembley has developed into just the latest in a string of stand-offs between fans of the manager and those who question his motivational methods.Lukaku had not played for three weeks following the ankle injury he sustained in a collision with Arsenal debutant Konstantinos Mavropanos on April 29, and Mourinho had admitted on the eve of the final that he still didn’t know if the striker would be fit to play in the showpiece clash with Chelsea.“We will have to wait until the last moment,” the manager said on Friday. “I don’t want to lie to you and say Lukaku doesn’t play, then he plays, or vice versa. We will have to wait on Lukaku.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! 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Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But Mourinho was seemingly ill-prepared for the eventuality of the 25-year-old not declaring himself fit, with United’s stunted approach in attack in Lukaku’s absence being one of the key factors in Chelsea’s 1-0 win.While the Belgian did come on in the 73rd minute, he appeared immobile and was completely ineffective as United tried in vain to grab a late leveller, if anything underlining the view that he wasn’t fit enough to start the game.Yet afterwards Mourinho identified the decisions of Lukaku and countryman Marouane Fellaini to rule themselves out of a start as being vital to United’s defeat.“When a player tells you he is not ready to start, then the question is how many minutes do you think you can play,” he said. “How can I convince a player who tells me he is not ready to play?“[Chelsea] are not stupid, they know without Lukaku we don’t have a presence, without Fellaini we don’t have a presence.”It is far from the first time that Mourinho has bemoaned a player’s insistence on not playing unless fit to do so, with Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling having come under fire early in his United reign at a time when the Reds were stretched defensively for a trip to Swansea.Jose Mourinho quote Manchester UnitedAnd on this occasion the fact that both players are due to meet up with Belgium soon for World Cup duty has apparently made Mourinho suspicious of their motives. But why is he so keen to show such distrust in his players’ decision-making?Lukaku had every right to rule himself out. While Mourinho will have received medical reports on the front man’s rehabilitation and could make an educated guess on his condition, only the player himself will have known whether he truly felt able to stretch himself physically. What made Mourinho so convinced that Lukaku could have given him more that he went as far as to publicly question him?What also must be remembered is that this is the same Lukaku who threw his hands up in frustration when he realised he was about to be substituted for Marcus Rashford following the tackle by Mavropanos against Arsenal, such was his desire to get back on the field straight away.It is also the same Lukaku who has averaged 35 league games per season over the past six years, demonstrating a thirst for going toe-to-toe with defenders and for big, physical battles week after week. Lukaku thrives on the workload of a regular starter, on the ability to keep turning up game after game and finding the net, and it will not have come easily to him to tell his boss that he was in no position to start an occasion as big as the FA Cup final.He made his desire to work hard for the cause clear from the start, telling ESPN after his United medical last summer: “United are the biggest club in the world, and I always said I wanted to play for a team that’s challenging for every trophy that there is, and Manchester United wants to be that dominant force. Now it’s time to work hard, work harder than I ever did before, and I’m willing to do it.”Romelu Lukaku Paul Pogba Manchester United Sevilla Champions LeagueEven as he was warming up on the touchline before his late introduction, Lukaku appeared to be moving quite gingerly. All indications were that he was not physically fit enough to be in the right mental frame of mind to commit to any more minutes than were entirely necessary. But apparently that was not enough for Mourinho. He wanted his key striker to act as though there was absolutely nothing wrong, whatever the consequences.Maybe Mourinho was right, and Lukaku had the World Cup in his mind. Maybe if this was 2019, with only potential UEFA Nations League involvement to look forward to, the striker might have decided to risk his ankle.But in publicly demonstrating such distrust, the Portuguese has done nothing but wear away a little more of his credibility as a man-manager. It hardly helps that his dig at Lukaku and Fellaini came hot on the heels of his claim that Michael Carrick is a “proper man” the like of which football and society are in short supply.The bottom line is that football careers are short, and players have every right to squeeze every last minute of participation out of them they can. In some cases that means people placing their bodies on the line when it seems ill-judged, while for others it is more about managing their injuries well in a bid to prolong their careers at a later point. And neither standpoint is wrong, so long as the final decision has the blessing of the player themselves.Managers who feel the need to exert their own arbitrary parameters on players are bullies, and football as a sport ought to be learning from past errors in that regard.Mourinho’s ‘woe is me’ attitude knows no bounds. It is one thing to complain about a two-faced press pack, a vital refereeing decision or an annoying adversary, but this constant need to find a scapegoat for every single poor result that stretches as far as outing his own players for caring about their physical well-being is winning him few friends.last_img read more

ISIL threat in Iraq still demands Canadian troops Defence chief

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s top military officer says it’s too soon to say when Canadian troops will no longer be needed in Iraq.Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says many of the political, economic and social problems that contributed to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s rise more than four years ago remain.And while ISIL has lost all the territory it once held in Iraq, Vance says it remains a threat and that Canada and its allies must stay on guard.Vance’s comments to a parliamentary committee come as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and his American counterpart James Mattis are hosting a meeting at an estate outside Ottawa of representatives from about a dozen countries involved in the fight against ISIL .The federal government is weighing Canada’s long-term role in the region.Canada is leading a NATO training operation in Iraq that includes 250 Canadian troops, but other aspects of the mission, including the provision of aircraft and special forces troops, expire next spring.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Vancouver doctor says vendingmachine opioids a cheap way to save lives

first_imgVANCOUVER — A doctor whose focus is on public health says he will soon be dispensing opioids through a vending machine in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in order to prevent overdoses from fentanyl-laced street drugs.Dr. Mark Tyndall says the machine that’s been created in Toronto would scan a patient’s hand for identification before dispensing a pre-programmed number of hydromorphone pills that are a substitute for heroin.Tyndall, who’s also a professor of medicine at the University of B.C., says the pills cost about 35 cents each and focus groups with drug users have suggested most people would need about 10 to 16 pills a day.He says the pain medication sold under the brand name Dilaudid is typically crushed and injected by people who may have previously used OxyContin, before that drug was made more difficult to tamper with following multiple fatal overdoses.Hydromorphone is currently provided through a limited number of Vancouver clinics offering supervised injection to those experiencing severe substance use disorder.However, Tyndall says rigid requirements that have people returning multiple times a day are impractical and expensive compared with his plan, which could be in the works within a few weeks as a way to curb overdose deaths.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Celebrities Participate In MPTFs Reel Stories Real Lives

first_imgLast week, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) hosted its sixth annual “Reel Stories, Real Lives” event, a unique evening of powerful readings which told the stories of industry members and their families who have benefitted from MPTF’s services in recent years.Josh Hartnett Attends Reel Stories, Real LivesMatthew Broderick, Josh Hartnett, Chrissy Metz, Jessica Rothe, and Will Fetters served as the storytellers. Each story was written by some of Hollywood’s leading feature and television writers including Dorothy Blyskal, Will Fetters, Seth Grahame-Smith, Monica Macer, and Billy Ray. The evening was hosted by actor/writer Kumail Nanjiani, and included a special piece featuring Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, introduced by Melissa McCarthy in a hilarious video piece.To close the show, Gianopulos shared the story of why he got involved with MPTF back at the organization’s 80th Anniversary event. It was there that he heard Ethel Winant, the first female executive at CBS, talk about how MPTF had been there when she needed them most. Gianopulos shared with the audience, “I have told her story a hundred times in the 16 years since I first heard it and each time it reminds me of the power of storytelling and how one person can make a difference. Ethel did not have to share her story as openly and with such grace and dignity as she did, but by doing so, many of us who had little awareness of MPTF were moved to action.” He encouraged the crowd to take action as well, to each “Play Their Part,” and text “MPTF” to 51555 to make a donation to MPTF.Ford Motor Company continued their partnership with MPTF as a Presenting Sponsor of the event, honoring the organization with a $100,000 grant. The gift will enable MPTF to continue to provide quality care, and other services, to entertainment industry members in need. The check was presented by MPTF’s NextGen Board Co-Chairs Natalie Bruss and Brian Toombs, and accepted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. FORD’s relationship with the entertainment industry dates back to the earliest days of film when Henry Ford partnered with silent film producers to feature the iconic FORD Model T in the Keystone Cop movies. Through multiple events and a grass roots campaign, FORD aims to raise awareness of MPTF while driving funds for the organization through a meaningful collaboration. “Reel Stories, Real Lives” received additional support from City National Bank and Delta Air Lines.The event also marked the official launch of MPTF’s “We All Play Our Part” campaign to increase awareness and ensure everyone in the entertainment community knows they can turn to MPTF in times of need. For over 95 years, MPTF has created a legacy of caring for our industry family, which was passed down from Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, and remains MPTF’s guiding principal. From child care, to finding the right health insurance plan, to caring for an aging parent, to retirement living; MPTF helps thousands of industry members at every stage of life who perform every function in the industry. Everyone can play their part by spreading the word about MPTF to anyone in the industry who may be facing a challenge where they could use some extra help.“FORD wants to invest in programs that make the world a better place,” said Alessandro Uzielli, Head of Ford Global Brand Entertainment. “Given our long history of partnering with the entertainment industry, we felt it was important to support MPTF as a way to give back to the community that we have collaborated with for so long. FORD’s contribution will help the myriad of services that MPTF provides, allowing them to continue their mission of taking care of their own.”The evening drew approximately 500 industry leaders and celebrity guests and was produced by Guymon Casady, Julie Darmody, William Gerber, Eric Kranzler, Kevin McCormick, Tendo Nagenda, Karen Rosenfelt, Greg Sills, Courtenay Valenti, and Warren Zavala.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter YOU’RE INVITED TO SUBMIT SCRIPTS FORNew Ideas Festival 2018 — March 7 to 25, 2018 —Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented. The 2018 festival, NIF’s 30th season, will run from March 7 to 25, 2018, as part of Alumnae Theatre Company’s 100th anniversary year. Advertisement Facebook NIF offers dramaturgical support, rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity and sold-out houses.When to submitWe are now accepting scripts and proposals for the 2018 festival. The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2017; September 10 for Alumnae members. Preference will be given to Canadian scripts and scripts with challenging roles for women of all ages. NIF welcomes voices from diverse communities. We invite you to submit your own play or pass this information along to a playwright you think may be interested.Submission guidelinesScripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format to Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Submissions longer than 40 minutes will be considered for a reading, which will showcase the script development accomplished during the rehearsal period. Each playwright may submit a maximum of two scripts.No identifying information should be on the script/proposal; please include a cover page providing: • play title; • list and description of characters (including age); • short play synopsis (max 50 words).Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions.NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2018 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by a creative exchange on November 5 to meet and choose directors, and cold reads of all chosen plays on December 6 to 9.Playwrights must be available for the creative exchange and for at least one of the December cold reads dates.alumnaetheatre.comAlumnae Theatre Company • 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2W6 Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Football Ohio State headed to the Cotton Bowl to face USC

Ohio State players and coaches celebrate in the fourth quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 5 Ohio State might not be reaching the College Football Playoff, but the Buckeyes will have a chance to make a statement facing off against Pac-12 champion No. 8 USC at AT&T Stadium in Dallas at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.The winners of the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences typically square off in the Rose Bowl, but this season, the Rose Bowl is one of the two playoff games and will be the matchup between No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia. The Buckeyes have played the Trojans 23 times since 1937, and USC holds the 13-9-1 edge in the matchup. USC has won all of the past seven matchups dating back to 1975, including wins in 2008 and 2009 when Jim Tressel and Pete Carroll squared off against one another. read more

Supermarket chains talk opening hours again

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The country’s two biggest supermarket chains are returning the issue of their sector’s opening hours to the negotiating table with the Development Ministry. The changes that Carrefour-Marinopoulos and AB Vassilopoulos are asking for concern different points and are related to their business plans.The supermarket sector as a whole appears to be particularly interested in settling the issue of working hours through dissociating them from opening times for other stores.Well-informed sources say that Vassilopoulos is mostly interested in extending the opening hours of its recently launched minimarkets, which operate under the name AB Shop & Go, on which it has placed particular emphasis. These stores have the same opening hours as supermarkets (i.e. from Mondays to Fridays they close at 9 p.m. and on Saturdays at 8 p.m.). The proposal that Vassilopoulos has submitted to the ministry is for a closing time of 11 p.m.Previously franchises called Shop & Go, these convenience stores are now an integral part of the parent company and have a different logo than before. These 100-120-square meter stores are located in four Athens neighborhoods: Galatsi, Koukaki, Kypseli and Zografou. Vassilopoulos is not in favor of opening on Sundays for the time being.Of the convenience stores to have been opened in Greece by the various supermarket chains, it is only those under the name OK! Anytime Markets that have extended hours and also open on Sundays. These stores operate as franchises and belong to the Marinopoulos Group.When Kathimerini contacted senior Carrefour-Marinopoulos officials, they stressed that the opening hours of OK! Anytime Markets are based on the fact that they hold the operating licenses of cornershops, dairy stores etc, which are allowed to open for longer hours. These licenses are not conceded to the chain itself but to the individual franchisees. The chain’s competitors say that the operating status of convenience stores constitutes a gray zone, so a legislative intervention is clearly required.The Marinopoulos group is putting two more ideas on the table regarding opening on Sundays: First, the chain is in favor of all supermarkets (not just the small ones) operating on some Sundays per year determined by special occasions. This, for instance, could be twice before Christmas and once before Easter, which is in line with a proposal by the Athens Tradesmen Association for the operation of stores for six Sundays every year. Second, the company wants to raise the issue of certain local authorities who do not allow stores to open on Sundays in tourism resorts, although the law clearly allows them to do so.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Police Investigate Sudden Death

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 23, 2017 – Providenciales –  Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are awaiting an Autopsy report to determine the exact cause of death of 62 year old Dale Noris of Georgia, United States that occurred on Thursday 18th May 2017 on the Beach in the Lower Bight.Around 11:37AM, Police and Medical Personnel arrived on the beach in the vicinity of Coral Gardens where officers met persons administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on an unresponsive male who was later pronounced dead at 12:22pm by a Doctor. Inquiries revealed that the 62 year old male was out in the water when witnesses noticed his body floating in the water. Upon making checks they noticed he had no pulse and was unresponsive. His body was transported to the morgue and is awaiting an autopsy which is scheduled for later this week.Press Release: RTCIPF#policeinvestigatedrowning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#policeinvestigatedrowninglast_img read more

Mountain View High School team gets to BPA Science Bowl finals

first_imgA team from Mountain View High School advanced to the championship round Saturday at the BPA Regional Science Bowl in Portland.Mountain View Team 1, which fell in the 12th round, was one of five teams from four Clark County schools to take part in the 23rd annual competition sponsored by the Bonneville Power Administration.It was the only local team to advance past preliminary rounds.Other schools taking part from Clark County were Henrietta Lacks Health & Bioscience High School, Heritage High School and Union High School.A team from Skyview High School had pulled out before the event.More than 300 students from 72 high schools took part in the event. The top finishing team — Westview High School Team 1 from Beaverton, Ore. — won a chance to compete in the Department of Energy National Science Bowl.last_img read more

Glamour and Self Further Integrate Layoffs Result

first_img A company memo from Phillips and Glamour editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, suggests that this may only be the beginning of its plan to streamline the entire organization. “No matter what our roles — in edit or in advertising — we are all one Glamour. So, building on the success of our whole-brand communications and finance teams, we are also creating a united creative division,” the memo says. Fast forward to this week, and the narrative has changed. WWD reports that this latest reorganization is a cost cutting measure. The exact number of layoffs between the two brands is unclear. Various reports suggest it’s somewhere between five and seven, with the bulk leaving Glamour. John Dioso, who joined Glamour in January as executive director of editorial operations, has been confirmed as one of the departed. Last November the company brought the brands together by combining its sales staff, which eliminated the publisher role at Self and sent Mary Murcko (and others) on her way. Connie Anne Phillips took the reins on both brands as publisher and CRO. The salesforce duo was given its own name — Condé Nast Aurora — and a vapid tagline — “The Power of Possible.” The brands will also merge social media teams, which will be led by associate social media director, Kenny Thapoung. Last month, Phillips told Folio: that Aurora was doing big things. So big, in fact, that she indicated Self alone had gained 20 new accounts, and they had made 21 new hires. What’s more, she said traffic had tripled. center_img The slow merger of Glamour and Self continued at Condé Nast this week. The company has confirmed it made reductions to Glamour and Self’s staff and is combining the two brands’ operations teams. “Basically, what we did was bring together two of the most important brands in women’s media, Glamour and Self, into one modern, powerful offering, and we did so at scale,” Phillips told Folio: at the time. “We’re able to connect our partners to this mindset and we’re able to do so efficiently and effectively. We have a combined audience of 18.3 million, which puts us ahead of most of our competitive set.” For now, this week’s reorganization includes integrating the print and digital teams under digital director, Annie Fox, executive editor, Wendy Naugle, and creative director, Paul Ritter. Also, the operations, which includes copy, research and production, will be overseen by Glamour managing editor, LaToya Valmont, and Self managing editor, Erin Hobday. last_img read more

BCL activist stabbed dead

first_imgBangladesh Chhatra League activist Prince Mahmud Nahid. Photo: UNBAn activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL) was stabbed to death by rivals in Boran Munshi Para in Tongi, Gazipur on Friday night over a cricket match, reports UNB.The deceased is Prince Mahmud Nahid, 26, son of Jahirul Islam, a resident of Dutta Para area.Shuvo Mandal, sub-inspector of Tongi East Thana, said that some rivals attacked Nahid around 8:30pm and stabbed him indiscriminately following enmity over a cricket match, leaving him critically injured.Later, the injured died on the way to Dhaka.Police recovered the body.last_img read more

Thermodynamic analysis reveals large overlooked role of oil and other energy sources

first_imgA newer model of economic growth includes not only capital and labor, but also energy and creativity as production factors. Energy is placed on equal footing as capital and labor. Credit: R. Kümmel. The Second Law of Economics: Energy, Entropy, and the Origins of Wealth Citation: Thermodynamic analysis reveals large overlooked role of oil and other energy sources in the economy (2014, December 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from (—The laws of thermodynamics are best known for dealing with energy in the context of physics, but a new study suggests the same concepts could help improve economic growth models by accounting for energy in the economic sphere. Polluting China for the sake of economic growth In neoclassical growth models, there are two main contributing factors to economic growth: labor and capital. However, these models are far from perfect, accounting for less than half of actual economic growth. The rest of the growth is accounted for by the Solow residual, which is thought to be attributed to the difficult-to-quantify factor of “technological progress.”Although neoclassical growth models help economists understand economic growth, the fact that they leave so much economic growth unexplained is a little unsettling. Even Robert A. Solow, the founder of neoclassical growth theory, stated that the neoclassical model “is a theory of growth that leaves the main factor in economic growth unexplained.” Energy, a powerful factor of production In a new study published in the New Journal of Physics, Professor Reiner Kümmel at the University of Würzburg and Dr. Dietmar Lindenberger at the University of Cologne argue that the missing ingredient represented by the Solow residual consists primarily of energy. They show that, for thermodynamic reasons, energy should be taken into account as a third production factor, on an equal footing with the traditional factors capital and labor. (By definition, labor represents the number of work hours per year. Capital refers to the capital stock that is listed in the national accounts, which consists of all energy-converting devices, information processors, and the buildings and installations necessary for their protection and operation. Energy includes fossil and nuclear fuels, as well as alternative energy sources.)The new proposal lies in stark contrast to neoclassical growth models, in which the production factors have very different economic weights, representing their productive powers. In neoclassical growth models, these economic weights or “output elasticities” are set equal to each production factor’s cost share: Labor’s cost share is 70%, capital’s is 25%, and energy’s is just 5%. Real-world implicationsTo test their model on reality, Kümmel and Lindenberger applied it to reproduce the economic growth of Germany, Japan, and the US from the 1960s to 2000, paying particular attention to the two oil crises. In neoclassical models, reductions of energy inputs by 7%, as observed during the first energy crisis in 1973-1975, should have caused total economic output reductions of only 0.35%, whereas observed reductions were up to an order of magnitude larger. By using the larger weight of energy, the new model can explain a much larger portion of the total output reductions during this time. If correct, their findings have major implications. First, the new model doesn’t require the Solow residual at all; this residual disappears from the graphs that show the empirical and the theoretical growth curves. Energy, along with the addition of a smaller “human creativity” factor, accounts for all of the growth that neoclassical models attribute to technological progress.Second, and somewhat unsettling, is the impact that the findings may have in the real world. In 2012, the International Monetary Fund stated in its World Economic Outlook that “…if the contribution of oil to output proved to be much larger than its cost share, the effects could be dramatic, suggesting a need for urgent policy action.” According to the authors’ analysis, the high productive power of cheap energy and the low productive power of expensive labor has implications that we can easily observe. On one hand, the average citizens of highly industrialized countries enjoy a material wealth that is unprecedented in history. On the other hand, cheap, powerful energy-capital combinations are increasingly replacing expensive, weak labor in the course of increasing automation. This combination kills jobs for the less skilled part of the labor force. It is also why far fewer people work in agriculture and manufacturing today than in the past, and more people work in the service sector—although even here, computers and software are replacing labor or causing job outsourcing to low-wage countries. This well-known trend can be understood by the new model’s message that energy is cheaper and more powerful than labor. Where is equilibrium?At the heart of Kümmel and Lindenberger’s model is the concept of thermodynamic equilibrium. As the researchers explain, economies are supposed to operate in an equilibrium where an objective, such as profit or overall welfare, has a maximum. To maximize these objectives, neoclassical economics assumes that there are no constraints on the combinations of capital, labor, and energy. With no constraints, economic equilibrium is characterized by the equality of output elasticities and cost shares, which is one of the assumptions of neoclassical growth models as described above.In their new model, Kümmel and Lindenberger apply the same optimization principles, but also take into account technological constraints on production factor combinations. In reality, a production system cannot operate at more than full capacity, and its degree of automation at a given time is limited by the quantities of energy-conversion devices and information processors that the system can accommodate at that time. Further, legal and social obligations may place “soft” constraints on the production factors, particularly labor.In the new model, these technological constraints on the production factors prevent modern industrial economies from reaching the neoclassical equilibrium where the output elasticities of capital, labor and energy are equal to these factors´ cost shares. Rather, the equilibrium of real-life economies, which are limited by technological constraints, is far from the neoclassical equilibrium.While the model provides a new perspective of economic growth, the ultimate question still remains: what kinds of strategies will stimulate economic growth and reduce unemployment and emissions? Whatever the answer, the results here suggest that it must account for the pivotal role of energy in economic production.”Within the present legal framework of the market, one needs economic growth to ban the specter of unemployment,” the researchers explain. “Energy-driven economic growth, in turn, may lead to increasing environmental perturbations, because, according to the first and second law of thermodynamics, nothing happens in the world without energy conversion and entropy production. And entropy production is associated with the emissions of heat and particles, notably carbon dioxide as long the world uses fossil fuels at the present rate.”Kümmel is also the author of a book on the subject called The Second Law of Economics: Energy, Entropy, and the Origins of Wealth. Explore further More information: Reiner Kümmel and Dietmar Lindenberger. “How energy conversion drives economic growth far from the equilibrium of neoclassical economics.” New Journal of Physics. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/12/125008 (Left) Economic growth and (right) contributions of the three main production factors to economic growth in Germany in the late 20th century. Credit: R. Kümmel. The Second Law of Economics: Energy, Entropy, and the Origins of Wealth In their analysis, the researchers found that, unlike in neoclassical models, the economic weights of energy and labor are not equal to their cost shares. While the economic weight of energy is much larger than its cost share, that of labor is much smaller. This means that energy has a much higher productive power than labor, which is mainly because energy is relatively cheap while labor is expensive. © 2014 Journal information: New Journal of Physics 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.last_img read more

Firefox might get a Super Private Browsing mode in the future

first_imgFirefox might get a Super Private Browsing mode in the future by Martin Brinkmann on May 09, 2019 in Firefox – 31 commentsMozilla published the organization’s Research Grants for the first half of 2019 yesterday. The 2019H1 funding series seeks answers to 12 research questions in the categories “Growing the Web”, “New Interaction Modes”, and “Privacy & Security”.The Privacy & Security group seeks answers and new solutions in two areas: Data, and Privacy & Security in Firefox.In the latter, Mozilla states that it has an “interest in potentially integrating more of Tor into Firefox” and that this could lead to a “Super Private Browsing (SPB) mode” for Firefox users.Tor Browser, a web browser based on Firefox ESR code that integrates Tor connectivity, is already available. Mozilla started to implement certain Tor features in Firefox as part of the Tor Uplift project.Designed to make life easier for developers of Tor and to integrate privacy features in Firefox, Tor Uplift introduced new features in Firefox including a new fingerprinting resisting option.The Mozilla Research Grant question goes beyond the Tor Uplift program as it suggests that Tor could be integrated in the Firefox web browser to power the browser’s Super Private Browsing mode.The following questions are asked:What alternative protocol architectures and route selection protocols would offer acceptable gains in Tor performance? And would they preserve Tor properties?Is it truly possible to deploy Tor at scale? And what would the full integration of Tor and Firefox look like?Firefox has hundreds of millions of users; if only a fraction of those would start using an integrated version of Tor in Firefox, it would have to be ensured that the user experience would be acceptable or better.Scaling is one issue, and Mozilla would like to know if new protocols would improve Tor performance to address the potential bottleneck. Ultimately, it would come down to finding efficient options to run Tor at a very large scale without compromising anonymity or privacy.Closing WordsTor integration in Firefox could potentially lead to the retiring of Tor Browser. The Tor development team could continue to work on Tor, this time directly integrated in Firefox. The solution would offer several advantages but also potential issues.Tor Browser is based on Firefox ESR. Integrating Tor in Firefox (Stable), would lead to faster development cycles and more issues the team would have to address. Firefox ESR does not get all the new features that Mozilla implements in Firefox directly.Now You: Tor integration in Firefox: good or bad idea?SummaryArticle NameFirefox might get a Super Private Browsing mode in the futureDescriptionMozilla Firefox might get a Super Private Browsing mode in the near future if Tor can be integrated more deeply in the web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

LGBT sex ed to be taught in England including in faith schools

first_imgAll schools in England will now have to teach mandatory relationships and sex education lessons – and for the first time, they will include LGBT relationships. ‘Sexual orientation and gender identity should be explored at a timely point in a clear, sensitive and respectful manner.‘When teaching about these topics, it must be recognized that young people may be discovering or coming to terms with their sexual orientation or gender identity. There should be an equal opportunity to explore the features of stable and healthy same-sex relationships.Though it says schools are free to determine how they address LGBT specific content, the Department of Education says it is: ‘integral throughout the programmes of study.’Students with ‘better sex ed’ Valentine’s day cards they sent to their MPs | Photo: National Student PrideDoes the guidance go far enough for schools opposed to teaching LGBTI inclusive lessons?But THT’s Liam Beattie tells GSN the charity will be monitoring the way schools will be delivering these lessons:‘We will be responding to the Department for Education consultation starting in November reinforcing the existing equalities legislation that exists.‘As well as the need to uphold the right of every young person to access information that can improve their health and wellbeing.’Beattie wants the Government to make sure the guidance shows no need to incorporate moral perspectives in relationships and sex education.What was your sex ed like?[embedded content]In 2017, National Student Pride and the Terrance Higgins trust teamed up to campaign for this exact change. Together they sent 400 Valentines Day cards to MPs calling for the change.Just weeks later the then education secretary Justine Greening announced she would introduce compulsory sex education.Jack Burrows is a Uni of Brighton graduate and co-chair of National Student Pride. Burrows tells Gay Star News, just how terrible his sex ed was:‘All I can remember doing is having to put bananas on condoms.‘We’ve all seen the picture books when we were younger, of the bee and the flower. It would be great to see young people having an LGBTI version of this.‘It’s important because young people are coming out younger and younger.’Read more from Gay Star Students:‘Growing Up Gay’ shows why LGBTI kids need better Sex-Ed GAYSTARNEWS- Bisexual student: Sex ed classes left me believing lesbian sex wasn’t ‘real’ Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . LGBTI campaigners are welcoming the announcement, but with caution. Does it go far enough? eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Why I, as a gay man, was let down by my sex education at school Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… It is the first change to sex education in any part of the UK in 18 years.Speaking today in Parliament, Damien Hinds the Education Secretary says the new lessons which will start at primary school will be age appropriate:‘This includes LGBT content as a strong feature at age appropriate points. It sets out core content but allows flexibility for schools own pupils.’However, the Department of Education has confirmed to Gay Star News that the LGBT education will be ‘mandatory’ – with no opt-out for faith schools.This is a huge win for LGBTI campaigners fighting for LGBTI inclusive relationships and sex education in England.THT and National Student Pride sent Valentines day cards to MPs when campaigning for the change to sex ed | Photo: National Student PrideCampaigners welcome news, with cautionNational Student Pride student chair Hatti Smart tells us:‘It is amazing news to hear that all schools in England will now be teaching LGBT inclusive sex and relationships education – with no opt-out.’The Terrance Higgins Trust who has been campaigning for better sex education for over 30 years also welcome the news. However, they warn that we now need to see this in action:‘This update is long overdue. It comes at a time when, on average, one 15-24 year old gets a HIV diagnosis every day in the UK. Young people also account for the largest proportion of new STI diagnoses,’ Ian Green, chief executive at Terrence Higgins Trust says.‘There’s still work to do to ensure RSE is fit for purpose and adopted by all schools. This needs to include independent and faith schools – we will hold the Government to account on this.‘The Government has missed its original target of September 2019 for compulsory RSE lessons in England, with a 12-month delay. We are unequivocal that this timeline must not slip any further.’The theme at National Student Pride in 2017 was sex and relationships education | Photo: National Student PrideWhat will happen in the new classes?The current guidance has not seen an update since 2000. It has gone through a significant re-write to include same-sex relationships, gender identity, mental health, consent and being safe online.The classes will be age appropriate, meaning that young children at primary school age will only be taught about relationships and friendships. Primary school lessons will discuss the structure of families and the types of relationships they may encounter.At secondary schools, teenagers will have lessons on the facts about ‘the law, sex, sexuality, sexual health and gender identity.’ With the guidance making clear that: A third of LGBT teachers stay in the closetInterfaith Leaders: ‘Stop schools from teaching that gay people are wrong’Years and Years singer documents struggle with eating disorderRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Nurse Call Systems Market Size Status Top Players

first_imgRelated Report:MEDICAL IMPLANTS MARKET By Type (Orthopedic Implants, Cardiac Implants, Stents, Spinal Implants, Neurostimulators, Dental Implants, Breast Implants, Facial Implants) And By Materials (Metallic, Ceramic, Polymers, Natural) – Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, 2014 – 2022Medical implants are permanent devices such as pacemakers or temporary devices such as fracture plates which are removed once their function is completed. These implants are made up of bone, tissue, skin, ceramics, metals, plastics, and other natural materials. The world medical implants market is estimated to reach $116,300 million by 2022……Read More Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research25933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail The Nurse Call Systems Market report categories the market by globally based on size, share, Revenue, key manufacturers, regions, type and application with in depth descriptions.SummaryICRWorld’s Nurse Call Systems market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Get Free Sample Copy Of This Report @ Nurse Call Systems Market: Product Segment AnalysisWired Nurse Call SystemsWireless Nurse Call SystemsGlobal Nurse Call Systems Market: Application Segment AnalysisHospitalsAssisted Living Centers& Nursing HomesOut Patient Department (OPD) ClinicsAmbulatory Service CentersGlobal Nurse Call Systems Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaGet Discount Copy Of This Report @ Players mentioned in our reportRauland-Borg CorporationHill-Rom Holding, Inc.Tyco InternationalCritical Alert Systems LLCStanley HealthcareTekTone Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc.Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc.Honeywell (Novar GmbH)West-Com Nurse Call Systems, Inc.Ascom Holdinglast_img read more

Vehicle stuck in water under Bellspruit Bridge

first_imgA bakkie got stuck in swirling water under Bellspruit Bridge this evening after heavy rain fell.There were 2 occupants in the bakkie at the time. The driver and a passenger were heading to Limit Hill.The passenger had a hard time getting out of the vehicle, as he is on crutches after a recent operation.Breakdown services and emergency personnel rushed to help the 2 men so they could return home safely. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

Mozilla to bring a premium subscription service to Firefox with features like

first_imgLast week, Mozilla, in an interview with German media outlet T3N, revealed its plan of launching paid subscription services in Firefox by October. By subscribing to this service, users will be able to access “premium” features like VPN and secure cloud storage. In the interview, Chris Beard, Mozilla’s CEO did not go much into details about the cost or new premium services and features that we may see in Firefox. However, he did mention two services: VPN and cloud storage. He said, “You can imagine we’ll offer a solution that gives us all a certain amount of free VPN Bandwidth and then offer a premium level over a monthly subscription.” He further clarified that no costs will be charged for the currently free service. Mozilla started testing the waters last year by introducing a few paid subscription services. In October, it partnered with ProtonVPN to introduce a paid VPN service. This service was offered to a randomly-selected small group of US users at $10 per month. In February this year, it partnered with Scroll, a news subscription service that allows you to read your favorite news websites by paying a monthly fee. Now, the company is expanding its catalog to offer more subscription services in Firefox. “We want to add more subscription services to our mix and focus more on the relationship with the user to become more resilient in business issues,” said Chris Beard. Explaining the vision behind this paid offering, Dave Camp, senior vice president of Firefox, said in a statement, “A high-performing, free and private-by-default Firefox browser will continue to be central to our core service offerings. We also recognize that there are consumers who want access to premium offerings, and we can serve those users too without compromising the development and reach of the existing products and services that Firefox users know and love.” This news triggered a discussion on Hacker News. Going by the thread, we can say that many users are happy that Mozilla is upfront about this new business model. Several other users also commented about the list of features and services they would want in Firefox before they are convinced enough to pay for the subscription. One of the users commented: “Can confirm, I would pay for a version of Firefox with just four “features”: – No Pocket anywhere in the code – No telemetry/experiments/ Normandy anywhere in the code – No network connections to third party hosts (other than websites I’m viewing) – No “discovery” feed / whatever they’re calling the activity stream sponsored content thing now anywhere in the code Just let me monthly subscribe via Paypal or whatever, and give me a private build server link and tar.gz of the source.” You can read the entire interview on T3N’s official website. Read Next Mozilla makes Firefox 67 “faster than ever” by deprioritizing least commonly used features Mozilla’s updated policies will ban extensions with obfuscated code Mozilla puts “people’s privacy first” in its browser with updates to Enhanced Tracking Protection, Firefox Lockwise and Firefox Monitorlast_img read more

Solís 100day report leads to criminal investigation of 4 government agencies

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s Solís claims $112 million in losses from corruption in speech highlighting first 100 days of his administration Latin America’s anti-corruption crusade Guatemala prosecutor confident President Pérez Molina will be removed from office, charged with graft PHOTOS: A look back at how Guatemalan citizens demanded justice – and won Casa Presidencial found itself among four government agencies under investigation by the Assistant Prosecutor for Probity, Transparency and Anti-Corruption (FAPTA) following President Luis Guillermo Solís’ denunciations in his100-day report on the state of the government in late August.The Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to The Tico Times by email that the FAPTA would open a criminal investigation in conjunction with the Judicial Investigation Police into allegations spanning Casa Presidencial, the National Power and Light Company (CNFL), the Education Ministry (MEP), and the Pacific Port Authority (INCOP). If charges are filed, they would be the first criminal prosecutions to follow the president’s campaign promise to root out corruption and mismanagement in public administration.These are the four cases FAPTA decided to pursue after reviewing the 100-day assessment by the president’s office:President Solís named Casa Presidencial in his jeremiad of government waste and possible crime on Aug. 28, lamenting that 117 vehicles registered to the president’s office had simply gone missing. “Frankly, I don’t believe, and neither should you all, that they have been stolen, but the truth is no one knows where they are,” Solís said during the presentation of the report.INCOP is under investigation for spending ₡2.4 million — roughly $4,400 — every month to maintain a luxury beach home in the northwestern province of Guanacaste for the discretional use of the Port Authority’s president, Jorge Luis Loría. INCOP was also criticized for paying more than $110,000 annually for an office where only four people worked.FAPTA also is looking into CNFL for paying some employees high salaries to lead departments that had no employees at a time when the public electricity company was running a ₡25 billion deficit – more than $46 million.Under the leadership of former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier, MEP is under investigation for employing a group of consultants who allegedly charged so much overtime that they practically doubled their salaries. Garnier defended the hours billed in an interview with the daily La Nación.Casa Presidencial and CNFL did not respond immediately to The Tico Times’ request for comment.The president said that the country had lost $112 million to corruption during the last decade. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Heartless poachers kill 10dayold impala

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Heartless poachers have killed a 10-day-old baby impala  in an orgy of violence that stretched across two private game reserves.About 20 poachers with close to 100 dogs were spotted on the Tugela Private Game Reserve just after 6am this morning (November 27) by guards patrolling the reserve. At least two of the poachers were seen carrying dead animals.The guards gave chase and the poachers were forced to flee into the adjacent Platrand Game Reserve.  Attempts to get the police to respond initially  fell on deaf ears.When the guards managed to corner two suspected poachers with the carcass of a dead warthog and a baby impala, they radioed for help. While waiting for police, about 20 community members surrounded the guards and forced them to release the two poachers.“The guards are lucky to have escaped with their lives,” explained a visibly upset Jabu Campher.“The police take too long to respond and when they do, they just let the hunters and their dogs go…” “This is a defenseless baby impala they killed. You cannot say it is for food.”An angry 18-year-old Enry Campher is seen in the photo above, holding the dead baby impala in his arms. “These poachers do not care what they kill…”“You would think we would be used to seeing baby animals like this killed, ruthlessly ripped apart by packs of hunting dogs, but you never get used to it,” says father Jabu Campher.  “This little ‘Bambi’ was torn from its mother by over 100 dogs; this is not a sport, but brutal murder.”last_img read more