Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County: Nelson Oliveira’s strike hands Dougie Freedman’s Reds a much-needed win

first_img Nelson Oliveira wheels away after opening the scoring for Nottingham Forest Nelson Oliveira’s early strike eased the pressure on Dougie Freedman, when Nottingham Forest were deserving 1-0 winners at home to rivals Derby County on Friday.The form guide suggested Paul Clement’s Rams would ease to a victory on the back of a ten-game unbeaten run which has seen them go to fifth in the Championship.Meanwhile, Freedman’s side have not won in their last eight and the 41-year-old’s position has come under scrutiny.But, in derbies the form book goes out of the window and those Forest fears were soon eased as the Reds took a five-minute lead, when Oliveira’s 18-yard effort beat Scott Carson.Jamie Ward nearly added a second against his former club, while Dorus De Vries made some good stops at the other end, as Forest saw out a valuable three points.Nottingham Midfielders Henri Lansbury and David Vaughan returned for the home side after serving suspensions, while Derby’s George Thorne was also back from a ban and Tom Ince returned from injury to take a place on the bench.Oliveira went close early on as he dragged a shot past the post before finding an opening after five minutes to give the hosts a dream start to the East Midlands clash.After receiving the ball on the edge of the box, the Portuguese forward had his initial shot blocked. He was then patient before shifting the ball onto his left foot, shooting on the turn to send a low shot past Carson.Ward nearly doubled the hosts’ lead some seven minutes later when Carson pulled off a superb fingertip save, as Derby could not settle and show why they are one of the division’s form sides.Rams forward Jeff Hendrick soon went close as his curling effort hit the upright and Forest had a goal disallowed before the half-hour mark, when Matt Mills headed home from a corner, but referee Simon Hooper saw some pushing in the penalty area.Dutch goalkeeper De Vries made a good stop at the other end to keep out County’s Johnny Russell and the Forest shot-stopper had his angles covered when he watched Bradley Johnson’s shot sail over the bar.Derby tried to get back into the game by bringing Ince on to face former club Forest, where he had a two-month loan spell in 2014, before introducing former Premier League striker Darren Bent with ten minutes left on the clock.Young Reds midfielder Ben Osborn did well to create a chance on the wing, making a dangerous run to the byline before pulling the ball back and there was nobody in the box to convert his pass.An exciting finale saw Carson get down well to block Ryan Mendes’s shot, while Bent went close with a header at the opposite end, but Freedman could breathe a sigh of relief as Forest were victorious at the City Ground. 1last_img read more

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Man City, Chelsea and Man United in transfer battle for Serie A defender

first_img Kostas Manolas vies with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo Kostas Manolas is a summer target for Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, according to his agent.The Greek defender, who has also been linked with Arsenal, has rejected an extension on his current Roma contract which expires in 2019.That decision plunged his future into doubt and now his agent Ioannis Evangelopoulos has revealed that his client could be on his way to England.When asked whether Manolas would be staying at Roma, Evangelopoulos told Il Tempo: “No comment.“I want the best clubs in Europe, there is not only Manchester City, but United and Chelsea too.“Roma do not speak for a while.” 1last_img read more

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NBA Finals: Warriors dismiss unwritten rule about not shooting late in game during blowout

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The incident irritated Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson so much. It did not involve someone committing a dirty foul. Nor did it involve some trash talking. With the shot clock winding down, Warriors guard Shaun Livingston took an open mid-range jumper with five seconds left in overtime.So with the Warriors nursing a 10-point lead and on their way to a Game 1 NBA Finals win, Thompson expressed his …last_img read more

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SPORT-PARALYMPIANS 3 LAST

first_img(REOPENS SPB 8) (REOPENS SPB 8) The Rio Paralympics champion athletes were also presented smartphones and laptops from Smartron along with free lifetime healthcare support at Aster DM Healthcare facilities in India as part of their felicitation. PTI PM PMlast_img

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SIOUXLAND CHAMBER GROUP RETURNS FROM D.C. MEETINGS

first_imgTHE DELEGATION THAT ATTENDED THE 63RD ANNUAL SIOUXLAND CHAMBER’S WASHINGTON CONFERENCE IN THE NATION’S CAPITOL HAS RETURNED HOME.CITY MANAGER BOB PADMORE SAYS THE TRI-STATE GROUP HAD SEVERAL GOOD MEETINGS WITH THE AREA’S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TRIPDC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………PRIORITIES ARE. :08AMONG THE OFFICIALS MEETING WITH THE GROUP WERE IOWA SENATORS CHUCK GRASSLEY AND JONI ERNST, CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING AND SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BEN CARSON.PADMORE SAYS CONCERNS ABOUT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AFFECTING SEVERAL LOCAL PROGRAMS WERE EASED WHEN A FUNDING EXTENSION WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TRIP2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..ONE MORE YEAR. ;17PADMORE SAYS THERE WILL BE TOUGH BUDGET DECISIONS AHEAD IN WASHINGTON OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND WHAT EFFECT THEY HAVE ON FUNDING LOCAL PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS REMAINS TO BE SEEN.last_img read more

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Everything you need to know about #NTL2016

first_imgNeed to find out information about the 2016 National Touch League? Everything you need to know is here: 2016 National Touch LeagueDrawLive streamingNTL TV AnnouncementWhat we are looking forward toKeep up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 National Touch League:Website – www.touchfootball.com.au and www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#NTL2016)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (#NTL2016)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksEverything you need!last_img read more

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Video: Purdue Quarterback Austin Appleby Wrecks Marshall Defender With Stiff Arm, Throws Touchdown

first_imgA general view of Purdue's football stadium.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – SEPTEMBER 12: General View during the game between the Indiana State Sycamores and the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 12, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Cory Seward/Getty Images)Things did not start off well for Purdue, in the season opener against Marshall. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Austin Appleby was picked off by Thundering Herd safety Tiquan Lang, who returned it for a touchdown. Appleby has rebounded well, and is now 10-for-13 for 94 yards and a touchdown. On the scoring throw, Appleby managed to deliver the ball after wrecking lineman Blake Keller with a stiff arm. Saturday Tradition captured the play on video.Austin Appleby says, “Get off me, human.” pic.twitter.com/0vUlZnbF4B— Saturday Tradition (@Tradition) September 6, 2015Keller’s going to be seeing that one during film review. Marshall leads Purdue 17-14 to start the second quarter.last_img read more

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Managing nontraditional risk factors to improve outcomes after cancer surgery

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 12 2019In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard medical risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes are linked with higher risks of surgical complications.”When it comes to cancer surgery, the conventional strategy has always been to treat the cancer as fast as you can,” says Ira Leeds, M.D., M.B.A., a research fellow in the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “But our study suggests that there are things related to their psychosocial lives that we could and should be managing ahead of time, and that would help our patients have better outcomes after their surgery.”The researchers caution that their study wasn’t designed to determine cause and effect, but to identify associations between risk factors and outcomes.In a report on the study, published Jan. 7 in Annals of Surgical Oncology, the researchers said such psychological and social factors as mood, the ability to handle stress, resources patients can pull together in a pinch, and a history of drug, alcohol or smoking addiction were tied observationally to poor surgical outcomes in their study population. Taking note of them, and perhaps taking some time to address them, may help reduce complications and improve outcomes.Leeds said his study was prompted in part by the better outcomes documented in other kinds of surgery where there may be less of a sense of immediate urgency, such as weight reduction and orthopaedic operations. In those fields, he noted, surgeons generally require that their patients have a good psychosocial safety net and plan before surgery, because such things as quitting smoking and having a plan for after-surgery care can result in fewer adverse events.To see whether that might be the case for cancer surgery patients, the researchers compiled a special questionnaire based on well-known terms and concepts used to measure psychosocial risk factors. For example, the questions ask a patient how well they bounce back from a difficult event, or how likely they could cope with and care for a minor infection from home after surgery.Related StoriesStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerBetween March and October 2017, they gave the survey to 142 patients before they had abdominal cancer surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital or its local affiliates. Each survey took an average of 10 minutes to complete and asked patients to rank their answers to about 20 questions on a 1 to 5 scale.The patients were an average of 65 years old; 56 percent were men and 23 percent were nonwhite. More than half the patients had a liver or pancreatic tumor, and the rest had primarily colorectal tumors. The researchers assessed patient outcomes 30 days after surgery, using medical records to count such complications after surgery as infections, blood clots, bleeding from surgery, heart attack, kidney problems, stroke and spending excessive time on a ventilator.Of those who had operations, 43 percent had other medical risk factors prior to surgery, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease or heart failure, all of which may lead to post-operative complications. Almost three-quarters had at least one psychosocial risk factor, with the most frequent reported as smoking (43 percent) and limited resourcefulness (29 percent).The researchers found that one psychosocial risk factor alone did not make a person more likely to have complications after cancer surgery. However, they found that if people had medical risk factors and a single psychosocial risk factor, it made them 28 percent more likely than those without those factors to have complications after surgery, even after accounting for the extra complications tied to medical risk factors.Those patients who had a medical risk factor and two or more psychosocial risk factors were 3.4 times more likely to develop a complication after surgery than those with no risk factors.”Our results suggest that there is an opportunity to test new interventions focused on managing psychosocial risks before surgery in order to improve outcomes, and that is what we plan to do next,” says Leeds. Source:https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/potential-way-to-improve-cancer-surgery-outcomes-by-managing-nontraditional-risk-factorslast_img read more

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Tesla proposes big payout if Musk meets lofty goals

In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responds to a question by Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during the closing plenary session entitled “Introducing the New Chairs Initiative – Ahead” on the third day of the National Governors Association’s meeting in Providence, R.I. Tesla says it’s put together a 10-year compensation package for Musk that pays him based on certain market cap and operational milestones he hits – otherwise he gets nothing. The electric vehicle maker says Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, its market cap would have to grow to $650B for Musk to fully vest. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) Explore further Elon Musk is known for his bold predictions on electric and self-driving cars. Now his pay could depend on whether those predictions come true. Under a new all-or-nothing pay package, Musk would remain at Tesla Inc. for the next decade and see his compensation tied to ambitious growth targets.The proposal, revealed Tuesday in a regulatory filing, requires that Tesla grow in $50 billion leaps, to a staggering $650 billion market capitalization.The electric car maker, based in Palo Alto, California, is worth less than $60 billion today. Tesla must hit a series of escalating revenue and adjusted profit targets, only after which Musk would vest stock options worth 1 percent of company shares. He would get no other guaranteed compensation.The pay package, developed over the last six months by Tesla’s board, still needs the approval of Tesla shareholders, who will vote on it at a special meeting in late March. Musk and his brother Kimbal, who is a Tesla board member, will recuse themselves from the vote.If the goals are reached, Tesla would be one of the biggest companies in America. The $650 billion benchmark would make Tesla the fourth-most valuable U.S. company, behind only Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., and Amazon.com Inc. based on current valuations. It would be larger than Microsoft Corp., and would exceed the current combined valuation of the world’s top eight publicly-traded auto companies.The pay scheme would also catapult Musk into the ranks of the world’s richest people. Musk’s stock options could be worth up to $55.8 billion if he meets the company’s goals. He also would own a 28 percent stake in Tesla, which would be worth $182 billion. Forbes’ current richest billionaire, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is worth $86 billion.Musk has long had ambitious plans for Tesla. In a 2015 earnings call with analysts and media, he predicted Tesla could match Apple in total value by 2025.Musk’s growth plans were laid out in a 2016 blog post he titled “Master Plan, Part Deux.” Tesla plans to expand from electric cars and SUVs to trucks—including a semi due out in 2019—and buses. It will continue to work on autonomous vehicle technology and plans to enter the car-sharing business, letting Tesla owners share their cars when they’re not using them and running Tesla-owned fleets in cities. Citation: Tesla proposes big payout if Musk meets lofty goals (2018, January 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-big-package-musk-bigger-goals.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This April 7, 2015 file photo shows the Tesla logo on the new Tesla Model S 70D during a test drive in Detroit. Tesla says it’s put together a 10-year compensation package for CEO Elon Musk that pays him based on certain market cap and operational milestones he hits – otherwise he gets nothing. The electric vehicle maker says Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, its market cap would have to grow to $650B for Musk to fully vest. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) 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. Elon Musk says Tesla is planning to make a pickup truck The company, which bought solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in 2016, also plans to expand its solar panel and energy storage businesses. Tesla is making solar panels and roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York, which will help the company blunt any impact from President Donald Trump’s recent 30-percent tariff on imported solar panels and cell modules. The plans are ambitious, but that’s nothing new for Tesla. Under a 2012 agreement, Musk’s stock options vested only if the Tesla’s market cap continued to rise in $4 billion increments. The company also had to hit matching operational milestones, including vehicle production targets and developmental milestones tied to the Model X and Model 3 programs. Tesla wound up reaching all of the market cap milestones and nine of the 10 operational milestones, falling short only of its goal to have four consecutive quarters with 30-percent gross margins.When that pay package was created, the company was worth just $3.2 billion. Its market cap at the end of last year was 17 times that amount. That’s why the new goals may not be that far-fetched, says Michael Ramsey, an analyst with Gartner who follows Tesla.”To this point, it has been dangerous to predict failure for Tesla or Elon,” he said.Adam Jonas, an analyst with Morgan Stanley who follows Tesla, thinks plan is partly a marketing tool as the competition for electric and autonomous vehicle talent heats up.Jonas added that Musk—who owns 21.9 percent of Tesla shares—is already “all-in” on the company, so he sees the incentive package as more for investor confidence than for Musk’s personal benefit.In order to vest shares when milestones are reached, Musk must stay on as CEO or serve as both executive chairman and chief product officer. That would give Tesla the option of hiring a different CEO. Tesla said while it doesn’t currently intend for Musk to step away from the CEO role, the terms allow him to potentially focus his attention on key products and strategy.The amount of time Musk divides between Tesla and other ventures has been a concern for investors. Musk is also the founder and CEO of rocket maker SpaceX and the co-founder and chairman of OpenAI, a nonprofit that researches artificial intelligence. He also recently started The Boring Co., which hopes to build tunnels beneath Los Angeles and other major cities for high-speed transit.Musk has never made a salary at Tesla, which is unusual but not unheard of for a CEO. Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford didn’t take a salary or bonus for five years starting in 2005 when the company’s fortunes were sagging. Oracle Corp.’s Larry Ellison has a $1 salary but takes home millions in stock awards. And Steve Jobs took home $1 per year when he was Apple’s CEO from 1997 to 2011.Tesla—which turns 15 this year—has never earned a full-year profit. It has reported only two profitable quarters since it went public in 2010.Each of the four vehicles it has made has faced significant delays and production problems. Its newest vehicle, the lower-cost Model 3 sedan, is no exception. Musk initially said Tesla would be making 20,000 Model 3s per month by the end of 2017, but he recently pushed that goal to the end of the second quarter.That hasn’t dimmed investors’ appetite for Tesla’s stock. Tesla shares were up less than 1 percent to $352 in afternoon trading. They’ve risen around 40 percent over the last year. read more

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New hydraulic actuator will make robots tougher

first_imgThis figure shows a seven-axis hydraulic robot arm breaking concrete slabs, each 30 mm thick. This is a prototype for comparison with a four-legged robot also being developed in this project by Waseda University, Meiji University, and others, produced at approximately the same size. It consists of seven of the new hydraulic motors. Credit: Suzumori Laboratory Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed a hydraulic actuator that will allow tough robots to operate in disaster sites and other harsh environments. The Tokyo Tech Venture H-MUSCLE Corporation was established to pursue applications for the actuator, and shipping of product samples will begin in February 2019. Citation: New hydraulic actuator will make robots tougher (2018, December 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-hydraulic-actuator-robots-tougher.html A small, lightweight, smooth-sliding motor. Credit: Suzumori laboratory Provided by Tokyo Institute of Technology BackgroundThe ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge (2014-2018, Program Manager: Satoshi Tadokoro, Professor, Tohoku University) has conducted research with the aim of creating robots for tough operation, even in extreme disaster sites. As a part of this project, hydraulic actuators specifically for robots and their robotic application was set as a research theme. Koichi Suzumori (robotics, actuator engineering) at Tokyo Tech was the leader of the group with participants Tokyo Tech; Okayama University; Ritsumeikan University, JPN Co., Ltd.; Bridgestone Corporation; and KYB Corporation. With the cooperation of many other enterprises with highly specialized technologies, they succeeded in developing an actuator for hydraulic robots which is small, lightweight, high-output, and smooth-sliding, something not available in existing products. The majority of today’s robots are driven by electric motors, but hydraulic actuators, with their high output and impact resistance, would be well-suited to robots operating in harsh environments. However, typical hydraulic actuators are developed for industrial machinery, like power shovels, and are too large and heavy to be used in robots; nor can they provide smooth movement or force control.Tokyo Tech School of Engineering professor Koichi Suzumori and colleagues developed a hydraulic actuator to solve these issues. The actuator offers greatly increased power and shock resistance compared with conventional electric motors. It also grants a smaller size, higher output (force-to-mass ratio), and smoother control compared with conventional hydraulic actuators. Providing high power, durability, and excellent control, the actuator will allow robots to operate in the harshest of environments and perform tough work with a gentle touch.This hydraulic actuator is the result of the Tough Robotics Challenge, organized by the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) of the Cabinet Office of Japan. Tokyo Tech; JPN Co., Ltd.; Bridgestone Corporation; and KYB Corporation; along with other universities and enterprises concerned with hydraulic equipment, have participated in development of the hydraulic actuator for tough robots since 2014. To promote adoption of the technology, H-MUSCLE will ship samples of its hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic motors to domestic manufacturers, expand its lineup of actuators for future sale, and explore further applications.center_img Merits of small, lightweight, smooth-sliding actuatorsThe new hydraulic actuator offers the following advances over existing hydraulic actuators.Small size. Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) specifies only cylinders with an internal diameter of 35 mm or greater. However, robots require smaller cylinders. H-MUSCLE has developed cylinders with an internal diameter of 20 to 30 mm in collaboration with JPN Co., Ltd. High force-to-mass ratio. “Force” is the generated axial force, and “mass” is the weight of the cylinder itself. Robots require a higher force-to-mass ratio than general stationary industrial machinery. Though the figure is only of a representative sample, H-MUSCLE cylinders can output an overwhelmingly higher value. This was made possible by (1) a drive pressure of 35 MPa, (2) titanium and magnesium alloys, and (3) inventive design. Smooth sliding. This cylinder operates at remarkably lower pressure than that of normal JIS cylinders. Conventional hydraulic cylinders and motors have stiff seals between the piston and the cylinder to seal in the fluid, and the great friction from this prevented smooth movements and control of force. With low-friction seals and inventive design, this research realized low friction, about one-tenth of conventional products. This addresses the difficulty in precise movement and force control found with conventional hydraulic robots. ImPACT has built several tough robot prototypes to test potential applications for the hydraulic actuator. A construction robot being developed by Komatsu, Osaka University, and others. The smaller of the two arms is driven by smooth-sliding cylinders developed in this program, contributing to its ability to do fine manipulations. The end of the other arm is equipped with a hydraulic hand using the new hydraulic actuator. With four fingers, it can be used in shovel mode or hand mode as necessary. In hand mode, it can grasp objects of different shapes and control the force of the grasp. Credit: Komatsu, Osaka University, Tokyo Institute of Technology Explore further Development of a hydraulic-driven, high-power artificial muscle 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

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