The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Things have turned around for him since.In the team’s 6-6- tie with Seattle, Nelson caught 3-of-7 targets for 84 yards, and this past Sunday in Carolina he hauled in 8-of-12 passes that were thrown his way, picking up 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns.“I was prepared and just tried come out and make plays,” Nelson said after the 30-20 loss Sunday. “I felt like I was in a groove, but I did make a few mental errors that I need to improve.“As a group, we’ve got to clean up all the mental errors and continue to get better.”Whatever mistakes Nelson may have made, none of it was enough to dampen the strides he has made in his second season. Nelson’s 65 snaps against the Panthers were the most of any Cardinals receiver, and after the game head coach Bruce Arians, when asked about how he felt Nelson did while stepping in as a starter, said that there was no stepping in because it was Nelson’s job.On Monday, the coach elaborated on that thought.“J.J., he’s our starter and he’s getting better and better,” Arians said. “He can play better, but he had a heck of a two weeks. He’s just going to get better. We’ve just got to keep him healthy.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Nelson attributed his strong play to being comfortable.“I know all the plays,” he said. “I just have to cut down on the mental errors, stay healthy and get my body right.”Two good games is certainly not enough of a sample size to declare Nelson as the next great receiver, but while his rise may seem a little sudden, Arians said none of this was unexpected.“No, he had such a great spring,” he said. “I’m actually disappointed because we broke his thumb and that set him way back. He was playing with his cast on and he dropped some balls and he lost some confidence. But, after the spring, I thought this is where he would have been in September.”So maybe Nelson is a month or so behind schedule, but for the Cardinals, the important thing is that he got there. With Jaron Brown out for the season with a torn ACL and the documented issues with Floyd and John Brown, a team that looks to its passing game to move the ball was running short on reliable options.And in Nelson, they have a dynamic one.At just 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds he is on the smaller side for a receiver, but of course he was not drafted for his size. Nelson’s 4.28 second 40-yard dash was the fastest at the 2015 combine, and he’s proven to be quite the burner in his brief NFL career. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact TEMPE, Ariz. — Somewhat lost Michael Floyd’s inconsistency and John Brown’s health troubles has been the ascension of second-year receiver J.J. Nelson.The 2015 fifth-round pick out of UAB caught 11 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie, and went into this season with some pretty high expectations.Nelson did not play in the team’s Week 2 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a shoulder injury, and through the season’s first six weeks had caught just four passes for 51 yards. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals’ J.J. Nelson (14) catches a touchdown pass as Carolina Panthers’ Luke Kuechly (59) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) “He can’t take as many shots over the middle, but he’s tough,” Arians said. “He can catch the ball. He’s stretching the field. He’s becoming a mismatch.”Follow Adam Green on Twitterlast_img read more

June 20 2016Last weekends JUNETEENTH Festival to

first_imgJune 20, 2016Last week-ends JUNETEENTH Festival took place in record temperatures, Sunday coming up to 110 degree Fahrenheit. Nevertheless, it was a week-end of good music, good food, fun vendors and all around mellow atmosphere.Saturday’s schedule started off with a blessing by reverent Michael Cannon.JONATHAN BEST.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The MUDDBONE TRIO.R.D. OLSEN BANDPianist HAROLD LAND, bassist RAY CARTER, LESLIE DANIELS on drums.The traditional Saturday evening dance party in the Vaults with this years Funk Frequency’s Michael Weight and Trial by Fire’s Carlton Godwin.[photo by Erin O’Loughlin][photo by Erin O’Loughlin]More to come on Friday, June 24. 2016.last_img


first_imgShareTweet The inquest, sitting at the courthouse in Strabane, into the circumstances of his death was told that a decision had been made on June 28, 2015 by doctors treating Orin to switch off the machines keeping him alive and “let nature take its course”.His mother, Majella McBride, who had been told of this decision, said she left the room and told the doctors: “I want to go to Orin. I want to see him before he leaves this earth.”Ms McBride insisted she did not consent to the action.She told the court that when she went into the room the ventilator had been removed and she asked the nurse: “Where is his ventilator? Where is his oxygen?”The mother said no-one replied to her. A short time later, Orin was moved to a side room and passed away in his mother’s arms.Asked by Coroner Patrick Mr McGurgan if she had given her permission, Ms McBride said: “No I did not.”“I don’t think it registered with me,” she added.“I just wanted to be with my son.”Ms McBride was asked about notes taken by one of the doctors at the meeting which suggested she told the doctors Orin had “fought long enough, just make him comfortable”.Ms McBride refuted this strongly saying: “I did not say any of that, that is lies. I know for a fact I did not say that.”“He (Orin) deserved care he didn’t get. He shouldn’t be where he is today.”The court was told Orin had been admitted to Altnagelvin hospital on June 17. 2015 where he continued to deteriorate, before being transferred to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.During this journey Orin became unconscious and was admitted into the intensive care unit.One of the doctors caring for Orin while he was in this unit was Dr Mark Terris, a consultant paediatric anaesthetist, who was the clinician in charge of Orin’s care during the 24 hours of the 28 June.Dr Terris outlined to the court how gravely ill Orin was and that, as well as pancreatitis, the boy was also experiencing multiple organ failure.Dr Terris told the court the team caring for Orin had contacted hospitals in Glasgow and Leicester about the possibility of transferring Orin there because they had specialist treatment centres, but that those hospitals did not think Orin was suitable for transfer.The doctor said it was agreed to remove support from Orin and that this agreement included Ms McBride.Asked if he recalled Ms McBride saying her son had fought long and hard and that he should be made comfortable, Dr Terris said: “I don’t recall her (Ms McBride) exact words but I don’t doubt it if that is what Dr Christie wrote.“There was an agreement that Orin was going to die, with or without us.“I do recall her being very upset, but I understood it was because of what was going to happen.”Asked by Mr McGurgan if he was satisfied Ms McBride took on board what was said and what was going to happen, Dr Terris said there was agreement.Speaking directly to Ms McBride in court, Dr Terris said: “I apologise if that was not clear to you.“Sadly Orin was dying and nothing we could have done was going to save him.”The inquest continues.Mother of Derry boy ‘opposed turning off his life support’, inquest hears was last modified: September 11th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Orin McBrides inquest is being held at the courthouse in StrabaneTHE mother of a Derry school boy has told an inquest that she did not give doctors at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children permission to switch off his life support. inquestINQUEST HEARSMajella McBrideMother of Derry boy ‘opposed turning off life support’OLD STRABANE ROADOrin McBridePatrick McGurganWaterside Orin McBride had a complex medical history including hydrocephalus, epilepsy and autism.The 14-year-old, from Strabane Old Road in the Waterside area of Derry, was diagnosed with pancreatitis in March 2015 and died on June 28.2015.One of Orin’s doctors said there was nothing staff could do to save him.The teenager had been transferred from Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry to Belfast.last_img read more

Marijuana Goes Mainstream 63 Percent of American Voters Say It Should Be

first_imgMarijuana Editor in Chief of Green Entrepreneur June 7, 2018 Next Article –shares More American voters support marijuana legalization than ever before, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University. When asked if “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the U.S.,” American voters said 63 – 33 percent that it should. This is the highest level of support for legalized marijuana ever recorded in a Quinnipiac national poll.”From a stigmatized, dangerous drug bought in the shadows, to an accepted treatment for various ills, to a widely accepted recreational outlet, marijuana has made it to the mainstream,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.Related: Polls Find Voters In Pennsylvania, New Jersey Support Legal MarijuanaSome other findings from the poll: Medical Marijuana For the WinNinety-four percent of voters are in favor of allowing patients to use medical marijuana if their doctors prescribe it. This is also the highest level of support in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac University. Marijuana Is Not a Gateway DrugAmerican voters told pollsters 61 – 31 percent that they believe marijuana does not lead to other addictive drugs. Marijuana Shouldn’t Be Federally OpposedSeventy percent said they are against the enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. In fact, voters support 74 – 20 percent a bill protecting states with legal medical or recreational marijuana from federal prosecution. Related: 5 Routes the Cannabis Industry Could Take to Get Around Federal Banking Restrictions Men Use Marijuana MoreAccording to the poll, 43 percent of American voters say they have used recreational marijuana, including 54 percent of men. Only 33 percent of women say they use marijuana.Related: A New High: Nearly Half of All American Adults Have Tried Marijuana Marijuana Shouldn’t Be Schedule 1Voters support 76 – 18 percent reducing the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which is the same classification as heroin.Related: What Is Schedule I and Why Is Marijuana on the List, Anyway? 2 min read Image credit: serdjophoto | Getty Images According to a new poll, marijuana’s acceptance is at an all-time high.center_img Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 Subscribe Now Jonathan Small Add to Queue Marijuana Goes Mainstream: 63 Percent of American Voters Say It Should Be Legal Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. Entrepreneur Stafflast_img read more

New personalized prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again

first_imgWe use pressure sensors inside the liner to check that the pressure is not too high, which could cause skin damage.Secondly we use motion capture technology to check that the movement of John’s lower limbs is symmetrical and we also measure him walking across force plates to ensure there is no overloading in his knee, ankle and hip joints.We’ve found this new liner reduces the pressure on the stump significantly, reducing the risk of skin damage and making it more comfortable to walk.We hope this technology will help many amputees in the future.” The researchers are continuing to test and develop this approach, working with John as well as other volunteers joining the study this autumn, to further improve the process and fit of these liners.They hope to demonstrate this approach is economically viable for use in the NHS and believe this can reduce the burden and costs on the NHS as well as dramatically improve the quality of life of amputees using prosthetics. Source:University of Bath By working closely with the NHS rehab team at the Bristol Centre for Enablement we’ve learnt a lot about the real issues faced by amputees.This project came about from conversations with amputees and prosthetists and is focused on providing a new solution that has genuine potential for adoption for the majority of users – rather than just a lucky few with comprehensive health insurance.” CAMERA Centre Manager, Matt Young, added: Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 21 2019Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day.This potentially life-changing project combines advances in computer science with an innovative manufacturing process to create affordable new personalized prosthetic liners for lower limb amputees.There are more than 45,000 people in England alone who rely on prosthetic limbs, with more than 5,000 people each year having new lower-limb amputations. For these individuals, the interface between their residual limb (the amputation site) and their artificial limb is of critical importance for maintaining healthy, active lives, and a good fit could make the difference in whether or not they walk again.Following an amputation, a person’s residual limb constantly changes in shape and size during the healing process, which can last between 12-18 months. This variation can result in the liner fitting poorly, leading to tissue damage, causing pain and discomfort for amputees. This is exacerbated by patient activity levels and environmental conditions such as hot weather. This discomfort can lead to patients abandoning their prosthesis and rehabilitation regime, instead being forced to rely on a wheelchair.This project, drawing on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Bath’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department for Health and Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), is a new approach to providing the liners which fit inside the prosthetic socket that attaches to the artificial leg.Amputees must currently return to their NHS prosthetist every time their limb changes size for their socket to be replaced or adjusted; many times in the first year following amputation. By providing a series of personalized liners of different sizes, that all fit within the same prosthetic socket, the frequency of these visits can be reduced, improving patient well-being and saving the NHS time and money.Using a state-of-the-art scanner which quickly captures 3D shape, the research team precisely scans an amputee’s residuum. The scanned data is then used to create a full digital model of the residuum which is subsequently used to design the personalized liner. The liner is then manufactured using a cryogenic machining technique, negating the need for complex and time-consuming molds.At Bath, the researchers are using a soft polymer neoprene-like material – similar to that used in wetsuits – for the liner, which is more comfortable than the silicon liners used by the NHS. The entire process takes less than a day from scanning right through to the physical liner being fitted.Case study: John RobertsThe Bath researchers are currently trialling this approach with an amputee volunteer John Roberts. He was born with one leg shorter than the other, but despite multiple operations, he suffered years of chronic pain before finally electing for amputation in 2017. After lifelong pain, John found living post-amputation a relief, but as his stump healed, it changed shape over time and the socket of the prosthetic limb began to rub, causing blisters and irritation.To help his socket fit his stump, he currently wears multiple socks and a silicone layer, but with the new liner he can just simply wear this next to his skin because it fits perfectly.Related StoriesOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchAre Chronic Pain Relief Drugs for Children Effective?AMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyThis not only gives a more comfortable fit, but makes it easier and faster to fit the limb, meaning John can quickly put on his prosthetic if he needs to get out of bed at night or in the case of a fire.John said: “I’ve been quite active since the amputation, enjoying walking and gardening again, so my stump has changed shape a lot, meaning I have to wear up to six layers of socks to make sure the prosthetic still fits properly.”I’ve had a few issues with rubbing causing blood blisters with my socket. But with this new liner, blisters aren’t really a problem.”The other really good thing is that I can put on my leg quickly in an emergency. I was very impressed with the new liner, it’s amazing what you can do with technology!”To test the new liner, the researchers inserted pressure sensors inside the socket to check the fit of the liner and used motion capture technology to monitor John’s gait.Dr Elena Seminati, Lecturer in Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Bath, said: Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr Vimal Dhokia, said: There’s a window of around 18 months where an amputee decides whether to use prosthetics to learn to walk again or use a wheelchair. Unfortunately, this is a time the residuum changes in size and shape as part of the healing process, making it difficult to get a good fitting.Our technology will help achieve a comfortable fit for the patient and really make a difference in helping them walk again and improve their quality of life.”last_img read more

Future wildfires Stronger buildings could delay but not stop destruction alone

first_img Unfortunately, better building materials and planning can only offer so much protection, says a Purdue University natural hazards engineering expert.”Two possible strategies to mitigate a structure’s vulnerabilities to wildfire damage include incorporating better building materials and creating a defensible space around the structure where a fire can be stopped,” says Julio Ramirez, the center director for the National Science Foundation’s Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Network Coordination Office, and Purdue’s Karl H. Kettelhut Professor of Civil Engineering.”But no building material is completely fireproof,” he says.The majority of Camp Fire damage was concentrated on buildings with wooden frames and flammable roof material.To delay damage, Ramirez says, the frames should be substituted with concrete reinforced by steel, and the roofs with clay tiles. The type of windows is also important, as single-pane windows are vulnerable to glass breakage due to high temperatures.A defensible space adds extra protection. Buildings in these regions should be farther apart from each other – since human activity in highly populated areas increases risk of fires – and as far away as possible from wooded areas or shrubbery.When fire reaches a reinforced concrete structure, the heat has to first cause the concrete to separate and fall off, exposing steel. Then the steel eventually melts and the structure can potentially collapse.Despite its shortcomings, reinforced concrete combined with a defensible space could still buy time for people to evacuate along identified routes.”The biggest problem with wildfires is how quickly they spread,” Ramirez says. “Even though reinforced concrete can be more expensive than wood, it’s not unreasonable for areas commonly stricken by this type of natural disaster.”Cities should also evaluate power distribution, such as risk of a transformer spark initiating a fire, and further educate residents on preventive measures in a dry environment. California’s deadly Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but low humidity and strong winds in the state mean that wildfires could strike again. 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. Explore further Even though no building material is fireproof, a few strategies could still allow more evacuation time during a future wildfire. Credit: Purdue Universitycenter_img Provided by Purdue University Citation: Future wildfires: Stronger buildings could delay, but not stop, destruction alone (2018, November 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Stronger buildings could delay wildfire destruction, but not stop it, professor sayslast_img read more

Biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with childrens toy

first_imgThe paired sensors — one placed between the ninth and 10th ribs and the other on the abdomen — track the rate and volume of the wearer’s respiration by measuring the local strain on the application areas. Credit: Josh Kim / UCI The inexpensively produced sensors were created by UCI biomedical engineers using the popular children’s toy Shrinky Dinks, thin sheets of plastic that are painted or drawn on and then shrunk with heat.Placed in two positions—one between the ninth and 10th ribs and another on the abdomen—the Band-Aid-like devices track the rate and volume of the wearer’s respiration by measuring the local strain on the application areas. The information gleaned could, in the case of asthma, help warn of an oncoming attack.”The current standard of care in respiration monitoring is a pulmonary function test that’s often difficult to perform and limited in terms of the snapshot it provides of a patient’s respiratory health—meaning problems can sometimes be missed,” said Michael Chu, UCI graduate student researcher in biomedical engineering and lead author of a paper on the innovation published today in npj Digital Medicine. “Our new stretch sensors allow users to walk around and go about their lives while vital information on the health of their lungs is being collected.”The devices are made by applying a very thin layer of metal to a sheet of the plastic toy and then heat-shrinking it to cause corrugation. The film is then transferred to a soft, stretchy material—similar to small bandage—that can be adhered to a patient. Signals from embedded sensors can be transmitted via Bluetooth to be displayed on a smartphone app.Michelle Khine, UCI professor of biomedical engineering, in whose lab the devices were developed, said she was inspired to pursue the innovation after the birth of her son nine months ago. Complications required the newborn to be confined to the neonatal intensive care unit hooked up to an array of machines supplying oxygen and monitoring his breathing.”Despite having his whole tiny body covered in sensors, all the hospital staff could get was respiration rate information. If you looked at the vitals monitor, you’d see this waveform, so it looked like they were getting [respiration volume] information, but they weren’t,” Khine said. “I felt so helpless with my child just lying in this box. I wasn’t allowed to carry him for eight days, so it was heartbreaking—but also frustrating to see all of these wires hooked up to him but not giving all the information we wanted.”She said those days in the hospital following the birth of her son were strongly motivating to her as a biomedical engineer: “I sent some pictures of him all wired up to my students, and I said, ‘We have to be able to do better than this. This is 2018. It’s insane.'”Khine’s lab is well-known for employing Shrinky Dinks as a platform for medical applications. About a decade ago, she innovated the use of the toy to produce microfluidic devices.”It’s amazing that this toy for kids has enabled us to create these robust sensors that may one day benefit children and others around the world,” she said.So far, members of the Khine lab have tested the new technology on healthy subjects, but there are plans for a pilot trial with a small number of asthma sufferers in the coming months. Explore further Provided by University of California, Irvine The Shrinky Dink solution 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. More information: Michael Chu et al, Respiration rate and volume measurements using wearable strain sensors, npj Digital Medicine (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41746-019-0083-3 Citation: Biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children’s toy (2019, February 14) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions.last_img read more

Motorless pumps and selfregulating valves made from ultrathin film

first_img 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. The valves and pumps being developed by the research group led by Professor Stefan Seelecke at Saarland University are made from electroactive silicone film and offer a lot more than just the typical ‘open/close’ or ‘on/off’ functionality. The researchers control the film electrically and can make it execute precise vibrations or pulses on demand, while also monitoring its exact position or shape. This responsiveness makes it possible to continuously vary the flow rate through a valve or continuously regulate the performance of a pump. Another feature of these film-based devices is that they can indicate if they have become blocked by a foreign body. As the researchers can shape the films to fit into almost any casing, the films can be used in a broad range of practical applications. Provided by Saarland University Citation: Motorless pumps and self-regulating valves made from ultrathin film (2019, March 22) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Touchscreens go 3-D with buttons that pulsate and vibrate under your fingertipscenter_img The team will be at this year’s Hannover Messe, where they will be demonstrating their technology at the Saarland Research and Innovation Stand (Hall 2, Stand B46).The failure of small valves or pumps in a large industrial plant can cause major problems for the maintenance and repair teams. It can take quite a time before the faulty component has been tracked down. And this can be all the more problematic if the fault took time to make itself felt; the longer it takes to find a fault, the greater the potential damage to the plant. If, for example, a foreign body becomes trapped in a valve and the valve doesn’t close properly as a result, it can take time before operators are aware of the malfunction.Thankfully, this situation does not arise with the novel pumps and valves that have been developed by Professor Stefan Seelecke and his research team at Saarland University. ‘Our devices are able to communicate their status and their activity in real time. For instance, the valve can tell us not only whether it is open or closed, but exactly how far open it is. If it can’t close because of the presence of a foreign body, it can also communicate this fact to us,’ explains Professor Seelecke.The valves and pumps created by the Saarbrücken research group are made from a thin silicone film that is printed on both sides with an electrically conducting material. Scientists refer to these materials as dielectric elastomers. ‘If we apply a voltage to the film, it generates an electrostatic attractive force that compresses the film, causing it to expand out sideways,’ says Steffen Hau, a Ph.D. engineer working in Seelecke’s team. By altering the applied electric field in a controlled manner, the engineers can make the film undergo high-frequency vibrations or continuously variable flexing motions. Effectively, the film can adopt almost any required position or orientation. ‘These properties mean that the film can be used to design novel drive systems,’ explains Hau.Using intelligent algorithms to control the movement of the film, the researchers at Saarland University and at the Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology (ZeMA) in Saarbrücken are developing self-regulating valves and motorless pumps. ‘We don’t need any separate moving parts for our pumps. Because the pumps can run without a rotating motor, they are flat, compact and very energy efficient,’ says Hau. ‘We can control the volume flow rate in these pumps using the amplitude of the applied voltage rather than the frequency, which is what is normally used,’ he adds. This enables very quiet pumps to be built.’As the film itself can act as a position sensor, so too can a component made from it,’ says Philipp Linnebach, a doctoral research student who is studying the new film-based drive systems. When the film distorts, an electrical capacitance value can be precisely assigned to any particular position of the film. ‘If we measure a change in capacitance, we know exactly by how much the film has distorted, explains Linnebach. This allows specific motion sequences to be calculated precisely and programmed in a control unit. The film-based valve can therefore be used to deliver exactly the required amount of compressed air or liquid.The film itself is essentially a flat structure. ‘We have now developed the technology to a point where we can produce films of the required shape. So we can now adapt the films to meet the needs of specific applications,’ says Steffen Hau. The technology is cost-effective to manufacture and the components are very lightweight. They also consume very little energy and are more than a hundred times more energy efficient than conventional components. Compared to a conventional solenoid valve, the film-based valve consumes up to 400 times less energy. Explore further Engineers Philipp Linnebach (left) and Steffen Hau (right) from the research team led by Professor Stefan Seelecke with prototypes of a motorless pump (center) and a smart valve (front right) made from electroactive polymer film. Credit: Oliver Dietzelast_img read more

A Pair of Shipwrecked WWIIEra Submarines Just Vanished from the Sea Near

first_imgMore than 100 World War II-era shipwrecks decorate the seafloor around Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore — and now, there are two fewer. According to Dutch media reports, a pair of submarines that sank off the coast of Malaysia in 1941 mysteriously vanished late last week, leaving behind only some broken scraps and ghostly outlines in the sand. The wrecked subs — Dutch vessels named HNLMS O 16 and HNLMS K XVII — also contained the remains of 79 crewmen, which are now missing. [17 Mysterious Shipwrecks You Can See on Google Earth] How does a shipwreck simply disappear? According to Dutch government officials, the subs were likely stolen by scrap-metal scavengers, who have made a habit of pilfering old wrecks from the region. As many as 40 World War II-era ships have been partially or completely dismantled by scavengers, a 2017 report by the Guardian found, resulting in the desecration of the remains of some 4,500 crewmen who went down with their ships.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Salvaging a shipwreck usually requires blowing the vessel apart with explosives, then spending days or weeks hauling any valuable metals up onto the surface with a crane. For their trouble, scavengers can come away with millions of dollars’ worth of steel per ransacked ship, plus other spoils, such as copper cables and phosphor bronze propellers, according to the Guardian article. Wartime shipwrecks are protected under international treaties as the unmarked graves of departed soldiers — however, that has not stopped salvagers from destroying the wrecks of the American, British, Dutch, English, Australian and Japanese vessels resting in South East Asian waters. In March 2018, Malaysian officials signed an agreement with the Dutch foreign minister to better protect Dutch war wrecks in Malaysia’s waters. (Parts of Malaysia were once under Dutch colonial rule.) The agreement followed a string of particularly serious shipwreck desecrations; in 2016, the wrecks of three Dutch warships vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia, along with the remains of 2,200 people, the Guardian reported. In Photos: Diving for a Famed Roman Shipwreck Disasters at Sea: 6 Deadliest Shipwrecks Originally published on Live Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoLivestlyThe List Of Dog Breeds To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndo Shipwrecks Gallery: Secrets of the Deeplast_img read more

ED questions P Chidambaram in INX Media PMLA case

first_imgeconomic offence COMMENT The alleged irregularities took place in FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving Rs 305 crore overseas funds in 2007 Former Union minister P Chidambaram was on Wednesday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, official sources said. He arrived at the agency’s office in Jamnagar House, near India Gate, at around 11:15 am along with his lawyer.This is the first time that the 73-year-old former finance and home minister is being grilled by the ED in this case.Sources said the senior Congress leader was asked to depose before the investigating officer (IO) of the case to record his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and was given a time for Wednesday.It has earlier questioned him in the Aircel-Maxis PMLA case.The Delhi High Court, last month, had extended till January 15 the interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram on his pleas seeking anticipatory bail in the INX Media case lodged by both the ED and the CBI.The court had also directed him to cooperate with the investigation.The central probe agency has questioned Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media case in the past and has also attached his assets worth an estimated Rs 54 crore, located in India and abroad.Also read: ED attaches Karti Chidambaram’s assets worth Rs 54 cr in India, abroadThe ED had registered a PMLA case in this deal case on the basis of a CBI FIR and had alleged that irregularities took place in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when P Chidambaram was the Union finance minister.It had registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the ED’s equivalent of a police FIR, against the accused named in a CBI complaint, including Karti Chidambaram, INX Media and its directors Peter and Indrani Mukerjea.Karti Chidambaram was also arrested on February 28 by the CBI for allegedly taking money to facilitate the FIPB clearance to INX Media in 2007. He was later granted bail.   P Chidambaram, Congress leader. File photo SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published oncenter_img COMMENTS December 19, 2018 corruption & bribery SHARElast_img read more

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