Bed capacity in hospitals to be expanded by over 120

first_imgNew Delhi: Work is underway to augment the capacity of Delhi government-run hospitals by over 120 per cent, the AAP dispensation on Tuesday said while asserting that the expansion project was the “largest programme” in the world for improving access to healthcare.On the directions of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday submitted a report to him on the status of Delhi government’s programme for expansion of public health infrastructure, officials said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The report states that in addition to the existing capacity of 11,353 beds in 38 Delhi government hospitals, a total capacity of 13,899 beds is being added. Three hospitals, with a capacity of approximately 2,800 beds, are set to open in the next six months,” the Delhi government said in a statement. The chief minister had asked for details of the scope and nature of the health department’s plan to build new hospitals, expand existing hospitals and add specialised treatment services in existing hospitals. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The expansion of public health infrastructure in Delhi is unprecedented. It is the largest programme for improving access to healthcare anywhere in the world. The total increase in capacity that is currently underway in terms of bed capacity is more than 122 per cent,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying in the statement. “But this is not just about the number of beds, but also about the quality of facilities provided,” the statement added. By 2023, the government expects all projects to be completed and all new hospitals and new blocks ready for operations, it said. “Our goal is to make every single government hospital in Delhi, not just better than private hospitals in the city, but to make them the best hospitals in the entire country. Delhi citizens deserve world-class facilities and we will make that a reality,” Kejriwal said. A senior Delhi Health Department official had recently said that as many as 15 city government-run hospitals are to be upgraded with improved civil and medicare infrastructure and increase in bed strength to boost healthcare facilities in the national capital. The project also includes LNJP Hospital, where a “state-of-the-art” block will be constructed, they said. The 15 facilities chosen under the upgrade project include LNJP Hospital, LBS Hospital and Bhagwan Mahaveer Hospital. The Delhi government on Tuesday said the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Dwarka, with 1,241 beds will be the largest hospital in West Delhi with state-of-the-art facilities. Similarly, two hospitals with approximately 772 and 600 beds respectively are nearing completion in Burari and Ambedkar Nagar, it said. A new mother and child block has been cleared by the Delhi cabinet for Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Khichripur with 460 beds, and the tendering has been completed, the statement said. Four new hospitals, one each in Sarita Vihar, Madipur, Hastsal and Jwalapuri will be brought before the Expenditure Finances Committee in the coming week, the government said.last_img read more

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Doctors call on Ottawa to exempt medicinal marijuana from sales excise tax

first_imgOTTAWA – Ottawa must withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana or risk having an adverse effect on patients, a group of more than 50 doctors warned Monday as the federal government hashed out a pot-tax revenue-sharing agreement with the provinces and territories.The doctors, who describe themselves as a group of physicians who routinely prescribe marijuana to their patients, say applying a sales or excise tax to medicinal pot would impose a financial barrier for those who use the drug to manage their symptoms, compared to patients who take other medication.“The new taxes being proposed on medical cannabis (are) discriminatory towards patients,” Dr. Michael Verbora said in a statement.“All medications prescribed have zero tax. At a time when we are suffering from an opiate crisis the last thing we should do is introduce financial barriers to patients accessing a safer alternative.”Following a day-long meeting between Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his regional counterparts, the two sides agreed that the provinces and territories would get a 75 per cent share of marijuana tax revenues over the course of a two-year agreement. That money is to be shared with municipalities, which are also expected to bear a larger proportion of the cost of legalization.Ottawa will retain the remaining 25 per cent share to a maximum of $100 million a year, presuming an annual total take of about $400 million, at least initially. Any balance over and above that limit would flow to the regions, under the terms of the deal.Taxing medicinal pot could end up affecting its affordability and availability to those who need it, said the NDP’s finance critic Alexandre Boulerice.“The imposition of sales tax and excise tax on medical marijuana is unfair, it is stupid and potentially dangerous,” Boulerice warned, and could end up exacerbating Canada’s ongoing opioid crisis.“If the price of medical marijuana goes too high … it will potentially incite people to buy some cheaper drugs like opioids as painkillers.”A tax is simply not sound public policy, Boulerice said, pointing to the issues flagged by doctors.“They are really concerned about their patients and they are on the ground with people who are sick and use medical marijuana for months or years,” he said.Last month, Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the ministers of justice and health, said the federal government’s task force report recommended the tax regime on medical and recreational marijuana be the same.“Our government remains committed to maintaining a functional medical marijuana system,” Blair said at the time.“At the same time, we do not want the taxation levels to be an incentive for people to utilize that system inappropriately and so we propose that the taxation levels for both non-medical and medical will be aligned.”—Follow @kkirkup on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misspelled Dr. Michael Verbora’s surname.last_img read more

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Committee calls for equal distribution of donations to Humboldt Broncos families

first_imgSASKATOON — A committee working on how to distribute $15.2 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says a court should respect the families’ wishes on how the money should be divided.The committee is recommending a total payout of $525,000 for each of the 16 families who lost a loved one in the crash.It is also recommending a total of $475,000 for each of the 13 surviving players.Court documents say the suggestions are based on a formula that came out of discussions with the families.In August, a judge approved an interim payment of $50,000 each to the survivors and families of the people who died in April.The recommendations still need to be approved at a court appearance set for Wednesday.Committee members included retired Saskatchewan justice Dennis Ball; Mark Chipman, chairman of the company that owns the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold medallist Hayley Wickenheiser; Dr. Peter Spafford, who’s in charge of head and neck surgery at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine; and Kevin Cameron, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Canada needs to increase ocean protection by almost onethird report

first_imgOTTAWA – An environmental group says Canada needs to up its game on protecting its oceans.The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says in a report that while there has been progress in recent years, recommendations from international scientific bodies suggest there’s more work to do.“At least 30 per cent should be protected if we want to ensure all the habitats are protected and that we’re securing the future of healthy oceans,” Sabine Jessen, director of the group’s ocean program, said Monday.The report says protecting ocean areas includes banning oil, gas or mineral projects, not dumping waste and ruling out bottom-trawling fisheries.Jessen credits the federal Liberal government for improvements in recent years.Two years ago, less than one per cent of Canada’s seas were under some form of conservation agreement. That figure has since risen to more than eight per cent.Jessen suggested Canada is likely to exceed its protection target of 10 per cent by next year, more than meeting its international commitments.But that goal, part of a multilateral treaty signed by 168 countries, had more to do with politics than science, she said.“It was based on the fact there was so little protected, but people knew something had to be done,” Jessen said.“It’s been a good spur to action, but we know that we’re changing the ocean and we really need to protect the places that still have some healthy ecosystems in them.”She points out groups such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature — one of the largest associations of governments and scientists in the world — suggest greater efforts are needed.“They had looked at the evidence of what would be needed and they passed a resolution that at least 30 per cent of the ocean should be protected.”The report says Canada is falling behind many of its international peers. Among the 10 countries with the largest marine economic zones, Canada ranks seventh. The United States, Australia and the United Kingdom all rank higher.Jessen acknowledges some of those countries have large protected areas off overseas territories. As well, degrees of protection vary.But the rankings do show what is possible, she said.The report says Canada could get more than halfway toward the 30 per cent goal simply by completing projects already in the works to protect marine areas.The report notes that saving Canada’s seas is also good business. It quotes Statistics Canada figures that indicate more than 100,000 Canadian jobs are directly tied to fisheries and nearly 60,000 to ocean ecotourism.Climate change makes the job even more urgent, Jessen said.“We’re changing the Earth. We need to protect the Earth.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960Bob Weber, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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De Villiers pulls out of next edition of Big Bash League

first_imgMelbourne: South African legend AB de Villiers has decided to pull out of the next edition of Big Bash League (BBL) after initially committing to play during the final phase of the tournament. While Cricket Australia has decided to make it a 14-match league affair on a home-and-away basis, there is a possibility that a lot of big names will not be available for the better part of the tournament due to cramped international calender. According to a report in ‘ESPNCricinfo’, De Villiers was willing to play for a “limited stretch towards its concluding stages” but has now turned his back after realising that both Cricket Australia and Big Bash League wanted maximum leverage from the Proteas legend’s participation and lift the dwindling TV ratings. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”Up to this point, CA, the clubs, and the broadcasters – Fox Sports and Seven – had appeared set to put together a package deal worth as much as 350,000 (AUD) to land De Villiers for a segment of the tournament, though there was a level of disquiet about how such a deal could be struck without an equitable system being in place for all clubs to secure big names,” cricinfo reported. De Villiers’ presence is a necessity for BBL and CA because in January, some of the biggest Australian names will first be busy playing Test series against New Zealand and then travel to India for the ODI series. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”Something we’ve really been focusing on irrespective of the Australian team going to India, we’re buoyed by some conversations that some of the clubs are having and it’s been reported some of the big names potentially coming out,” CA’s head of events Anthony Everard had been quoted as saying by the website. “The success of the BBL has always been predicated on a combination of marketable overseas players, some young up and coming stars and the foundation of the Australian domestic players,” he added. All the top T20 freelancers like the West Indies’ Andre Russell may decide on bargaining for better deals considering that Australian board needs saleable names for sustaining the viewers’ interest. “Cricket Australia is committed to a competition that meets fan demands. This includes supporting BBL clubs to create a competition that features international stars to complement strong local talent,” acting Head of the BBL Abhi Arunachalam said. “The recent rule changes have been implemented so clubs have the best opportunity to recruit overseas players among a cluttered global calendar.”last_img read more

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Toronto stock market takes gains on commodities US earnings season

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 16, 2012 4:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto stock market takes gains on commodities, US earnings season TORONTO – The Toronto stock market made an enthusiastic gain on Tuesday as commodities prices strengthened alongside a round of U.S. earnings reports that gave traders further confidence.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 177.74 points to 12,407.70 on strength across every sector led by gold and materials stocks. The TSX Venture Exchange gained 17.05 points to 1,299.78.The Canadian dollar fell 0.7 of a cent to 101.34, coming off a steeper decline of 0.83 cents earlier in the session.In commodities, December gold bullion rose $8.70 to US$1,746.30 an ounce, while TSX gold stocks led gainers. Copper prices were relatively unchanged with the December contact at US$3.70 a pound.Oil prices were slightly higher with the November contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 24 cents to US$92.09 a barrel, while the TSX energy sector gained 1.1 per cent.The latest comments from Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney late Monday afternoon were also a factor. A speech by Carney left economists debating the importance of his leaving out an often-repeated phrase that “modest withdrawal of the present considerable monetary policy stimulus may become appropriate.”The central bank’s pronouncements are closely watched by economists as a signal of change in interest rate policies, which can affect currency rates.On Wall Street, a flurry of earnings reports gave traders much to chew on, with major companies in the health-care, banking and consumer industries reporting quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrials rose 127.55 points to 13,551.78, the Nasdaq composite index added 36.99 points to 3,101.17 and the S&P 500 index was up 14.79 points to 1,454.92.Mattel and UnitedHealth posted strong results for the third quarter. Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson both beat Wall Street expectations. Coca-Cola Co. said its net income rose three per cent.Meanwhile, the Labor Department said that U.S. consumer prices rose 0.6 per cent in September because of more expensive gas.In Europe, an unexpectedly large improvement in German investor confidence, as surveyed by the ZEW institute, also helped shore up sentiment. The rise in confidence also gave the euro some lift.The euro has also garnered support from expectations that Spain will soon make a request to tap a European Central Bank bond-buying facility and that Greece will get its next batch of bailout funds. The problems of both debt-ridden countries are likely to be featured at a meeting of EU leaders later this week.“I think people feel a little bit better about global growth,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier.“We’re back into a slow growth economic environment and earnings are relatively resilient. I think we’re past the crisis stage with both the U.S. and Europe. We’ve got them contained — meaning we know what to do and how to do it — and can move further up from here.”Citigroup investors were stunned to learn Tuesday that Vikram Pandit stepped down as CEO, after steering the bank through the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Pandit’s replacement as CEO is Michael Corbat, the current CEO of Citigroup’s Europe, Middle East and Africa division, the bank said.Also in the news is a plan by Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) to cut about 700 jobs at its operations, mostly in administration and management, as it looks to cut costs. Loblaw shares rose 84 cents to $34.72. read more

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Former 2fm boss quits live on air delivers withering parting shot to

first_imgClarke said he had survived in the radio industry “by knowing when is the right time to move” and cited a passage in Terry Wogan’s autobiography in which the veteran BBC breakfast presenter advised a colleague: “Always read the signs. Know when it’s time to go, and go out on the top if you can”.The presenter had opened the show with Mel Brooks’ ‘It’s Good to be the King’ (not a regular-rotation track on the 2fm playlist, one imagines) and went on to make several references to the current situation in RTÉ in the course of the broadcast.Listen here: “During the week, I produce the drivetime show with Will Leahy — but we found out via a press release that the show is being taken off the air – even though it was the number one music show for 15 to 34s on the station.” VETERAN 2FM PRESENTER and former station boss John Clarke quit his daytime Sunday show in dramatic fashion yesterday, telling listeners he was “reading the signs” and implying he was leaving the programme before he was forced out.Clarke, who was head of the music station for 11 years until 2009, announced on air yesterday that the day’s edition of request show ‘Ireland’s Biggest Jukebox’ would be the last with him at the helm.The move follows the axing of Will Leahy’s popular drivetime show during the week. Clarke also produced the Leahy show, which is being moved to weekends-only to make room for Colm Hayes.It’s all part of a massive shake-up at the station overseen by new boss Dan Healy. Westlife star Nicky Byrne is also being added to the weekday schedule, Larry Gogan is being moved to the weekend, and Hector’s former slot at breakfast time is being filled by Republic of Telly’s Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea.Clarke told listeners:center_img Clarke said that “from all reports, the station is moving in a rejuvinated direction, and I wish them all the very best in their endeavours.”However, he then went on to say “my interest in music cannot be accommodated here” before proceeding to lambast the current state of affairs in the music radio sector.“The only person still playing music on the radio is still Larry Gogan,” Clarke said.“Radio now is all about Kim Kardashian, comedians telling jokes and TV celebrities — even last week I was listening to a music radio station and they spent 20 minutes talking about cleaning an oven.”Clarke signed off by thanking his family for their support, and said that if anyone was wondering what he’d be up to next Sunday afternoon:“…probably cooking their dinner for the first time in thirty years.”Read: Larry Gogan’s Golden Hour gets the chop in 2fm schedule shake-upRead Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea confirmed as new 2FM breakfast hostslast_img read more

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Weather Eye Mix of scattered showers sun breaks to prevail for days

first_img The weather settled down somewhat Wednesday, with only widely scattered showers. It sure felt cool compared to recent days. Vancouver’s high was 54 degrees — a couple below average. At 5 p.m., it was mostly sunny but one could see puffy cumulus clouds in the sky.This same weather pattern will prevail today and Friday as we remain under a cool and unstable air mass. That means that as the sun rises and daytime heating takes place, those towering cumulus clouds will build and some of us may see a downpour or two.I wouldn’t rule out a stray thunderstorm, as well. A few rumbles with hail is pretty typical of early spring weather. Also, watch for rainbows on the coattails of fleeting showers.Some fresh snow fell in the mountains and will continue to fall as low as 2,000 feet above sea level. Amounts will be light. The unsettled weather will continue through the weekend. As I mentioned here Tuesday, it won’t be a washout by any means, and it’ll be more dry than wet.We made it to the halfway point in the month, so how are we doing weather-wise? Vancouver’s average temperature has come up a bit to 45.8 degrees with the warm spell, 0.7 degree below normal. We’ve had less-than-average rainfall with 0.77 inch so far this month. That’s nearly an inch below average. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at read more

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No mail for GrandTurk PDA leader blasts PDM Administration

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 19, 2018 – Providenciales – After weeks of Grand Turk residents not being able to receive any mail from overseas and the family Islands due to long outstanding debts to the local airline, frustration is now escalating as residents feel that enough is definitely enough.This is yet another example of neglect at unprecedented levels that the people of these Islands are now suffering as tensions are growing and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.A visit to the post office today to check for mail proved to be yet another futile one as there was still no mail transported from Providenciales, the port of entry and redistribution for international and local mail from the family Islands to the Grand Turk post office.  While the internet and private courier services provide for much of today’s communications, there are still important business and family communications and transfer of parcels that are done via air and surface mail through the government post offices in these islands.Let us hope and pray that this problem would soon be solved and Grand Turk people will once again have postal service to and from that island and be relieved of some of the frustration that is now commonplace.Release: Oswald Skippings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Herrera Beutler will travel to Capitol Hill for critical votes

first_imgRep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who has spent the past several weeks by her newborn daughter’s hospital bedside, will return to Capitol Hill next week to vote on whether the U.S. should use military force in Syria, she announced Thursday.It’s unknown how the Camas Republican plans to vote when it comes to Syria. Earlier this week, she said through her spokesman that she’s skeptical about launching a U.S. military strike on Syria. She also said she’s willing to listen to the arguments being made in favor of military action.President Barack Obama is asking Congress to authorize a strike in light of Syria allegedly using chemical weapons against its own citizens.Much of Herrera Beutler’s congressional duties were put on hold in July, when she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Abigail. The baby was born about three months early and without functioning kidneys.Once Congress comes back on Monday from its summer recess, Herrera Beutler said she will remain in the California hospital with her daughter and only travel to Washington, D.C., for critical votes. Once her daughter is healthy enough to go home, Herrera Beutler will resume her full congressional duties, she said.“We hope to come home with Abigail as soon as possible, but the truth is we don’t know precisely when that will be,” Herrera Beutler said in a statement.last_img read more

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Akshay Kumars Laxmmi Bomb controversy Fans support Raghava Lawrences decision to quit

first_imgLaxmmi Bomb is a horror-comedy and is the Hindi remake of Tamil hit movie Kanchana. Akshay plays the character of a man who is possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman. Through Akshay’s body, the ghost takes revenge from those who caused her death. The movie also stars Kiara Advani and is slated to release on June 5, 2020.Read Raghava Lawrence’s full statement below:Dear Friends and Fans..!IIn this world, more than money and fame, self-respect is the most important attribute to a person’s character. So I have decided to step out of the project, #Laxmmibomb Hindi remake of Kanchana@akshaykumar @RowdyGabbar @Advani_Kiara— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) May 18, 2019 Akshay Kumar with filmmaker Raghava Lawrence; Laxmmi Bomb movie posterTwitterAkshay Kumar released the poster of his next project Laxmmi Bomb on Saturday, May 18, and while it received a lot of praises from fans, it has upset its director Raghava Lawrence. Apparently, the poster release decision was made without the knowledge of the director.Lawrence took to Twitter to make an official announcement on him stepping down as a director of Laxmmi Bomb. While he did not divulge much regarding his decision to quit, the filmmaker did mention that he was informed about the poster release by a third person, which hurt him.He wrote: “In this world, more than money and fame, self-respect is the most important attribute to a person’s character. So I have decided to step out of the project, ‘Laxmmi Bomb’, the Hindi remake of Kanchana.”Lawrence further said: “I don’t want to mention the reason because there are multiple reasons, but one of them is that the first look poster of the film was released today without my knowledge and even without discussing anything with me. I was informed about this by a third person. It is very painful for a director to know about his movie’s first look release from others. I feel very disrespected and disappointed.”While the ace filmmaker has expressed disappointment as he wasn’t satisfied with the first poster of the movie, he also stated that he will hand over the movie’s script to Akshay Kumar out of respect.No sooner did the South filmmaker release the statement, fans poured in to extend their support to Lawrence on his decision. While one user wrote, Very very good decision sir…. #Bollywood need to learn their lessons.”, another commented, “Good gesture Master..Respect on U We are with U”last_img read more

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Banker driver killed in Sirajganj road crash

first_imgBank official, driver killed in Sirajganj road crashTwo people, including a bank official, were killed when a private car plunged into a ditch by the Hatikumrul-Banpara highway at Harinchara Bazar of Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj on Thursday morning.The deceased are Amarul Hossain, 42, senior officer of Agrani Bank Ltd posted at its training institute in the capital and son of Abdul Malek of Sardia village in Boalmari upazila in Faridpur district, and Rubel, 45, driver of the private car, reports UNB.Abdul Quader Zilani, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway police station, said the private car carrying the bank official skidded off the road and fell into the ditch around 8:30am as its driver lost control over the steering, leaving Amarul dead on the spot and Rubel injured.The driver died on the way to hospital, he said.The bank officer was returning home from his in-laws’ house in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj when the tragedy struck him down, the OC added.last_img read more

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15 of Fallout 4 players havent even left the Vault

first_imgThere are obviously a ton of things to do in Fallout 4 — that’s the whole point of Bethesda games — from exploring the Wasteland, to reestablishing the cities and towns of Boston, to becoming a teddy bear voyeur. In Fallout 3, you lived out the life of a Vault dweller until you reached adulthood and were forced to escape. In Fallout 4, you can mess around in your pre-apocalypse house a bit, but really, you answer some questions then almost immediately head into and subsequently out of the Vault and into the Wasteland. It’s hard to spend a lot of time actually doing anything in your Vault this time around, but that hasn’t stopped 15% of Fallout 4 PC players from never making it out.You can check out the stat breakdown below in IGN’s Daily Fix.The statistic is easy enough to track — you can view everyone’s achievements on Steam, and players get an achievement upon leaving the starting Vault. Only 85% of players have gained that achievement. The pre-apocalypse population likely consists of players that picked up the game but haven’t gone back to it, but considering the wacky character creations spreading throughout the internet, we suspect a lot of players are spending time in the robust character creator, which happens before you leave Vault 111.For more news, like Deus Ex delays and Nintendo 3DS XL colors, check out the IGN video above.last_img read more

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Lithiumair batteries high energy density could extend range of electric vehicles

first_img( — For today’s electric vehicles that run on lithium-ion batteries, one of the biggest downsides is the limited range between recharging. Over the past several years, researchers have been working on an alternative battery called a lithium-air battery. These batteries could significantly increase the range of electric vehicles due to their high energy density, which could theoretically be equal to the energy density of gasoline. Explore further A lithium-air battery developed at MIT. Image credit: Patrick Gillooly/MIT. More information: via: IEEE Spectrum Citation: Lithium-air batteries’ high energy density could extend range of electric vehicles (2011, February 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from At the fall meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, Ming Au, a scientist from the Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, S.C., said that no other known battery has as high of an energy density as lithium-air batteries. Researchers estimate that these batteries could hold 5-10 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries of the same weight, and twice the energy for the same volume.Lithium-air batteries have an anode made of lithium and an “air cathode” made of a porous material that draws in oxygen from the surrounding air. When the lithium combines with the oxygen, it forms lithium oxide and releases energy. Since the oxygen doesn’t need to be stored in the battery, the cathode is much lighter than that of a lithium-ion battery, which gives lithium-air batteries their high energy density.At the meeting, Au said that his research group has demonstrated a coin-sized rechargeable lithium-air battery with a current density of 600 mAh/g, which is much higher than the current densities of 100 to 150 mAh/g of lithium-ion batteries. But one of the biggest challenges facing lithium-air batteries is their limited number of charge/discharge cycles. Whereas lithium-ion batteries can be recharged more than 100,000 times, Au’s lithium-air battery can be recharged only about 50 times. Although single-use lithium-air batteries are already being used, for example to power hearing aids, electric vehicles require batteries that can be recharged thousands of times.The biggest problem with recharging lithium-air batteries is that it’s very difficult to convert the lithium oxide back into lithium. Currently, researchers can do this only by using catalysts, and even then some of the lithium oxide cannot be converted because it builds up in the battery. Researchers also face challenges in speeding up the recharging process and in keeping water vapor out of the oxygen, since lithium reacts violently with water.At the meeting, Au said that rechargeable lithium-air batteries would probably not be commercially available for several years, noting that lithium-ion batteries were first proposed in the 1970s but not commercialized until 1997. (Lithium-air batteries were first demonstrated in the mid-‘90s.) Au added that a “big investment from the government or some corporation” would have to be secured for developing a commercial product. © 2010 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. Lithium-ion ultracapacitor could recharge power tools in minuteslast_img read more

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Whats wrong with Cam Newton saying hell be the greatest ever

first_imgCam Newton published a video commentary on today titled “In My Mind”, which he directed and produced (we’re not talking “Man on Wire” here, more like Skype with a filter). In the video, he talked about a number of things, including a healthy dose of his favorite topic, himself.When discussing NFL career goals, Cam said exactly what you would expect Cam to say, “There’s no doubt in my mind that I will, and want to be, the greatest football player to ever to play this game.”There it is. Should he lie?Critics wasted no time in roasting Cam for coming off like self-absorbed jerk, while his fans say it shows the cockiness that makes him great. Par for the course for the NFL MVP.“I will and want to be the greatest football player to ever play this game.”Inside the mind of @CameronNewton.— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 31, 2016Today on Speak for Yourself, Colin and Jason were asked whether the video came off as over-the-top cocky, or displayed the confidence you expect from a transcendent talent.Colin said he’s not crazy about the video, but if given the choice between a confident QB or a scared one, he’ll take confident.“I don’t love it, but I’d rather see confidence than fear. And some of these young quarterbacks, you see Jared Goff, don’t feel like they’re ready for it.”Jason said he’s all-in on Cam, but wasn’t buying the video and thought it lacked self awareness.“Coming off the way he ended that Super Bowl, I wanted to hear a guy talking about the team. I think 34 times in that video he says “I”. I think 7,8 times he says “we”. I think he talks about “me” and “my” a lot. It was all about Cam.”Cam is the definition of the polarizing superstar. Love him or hate him, you’ll watch him either way.“Cam Newton’s ego fits his ability. Kaepernick’s ego does not” @ColinCowherd on Cam’s braggadocios video post.— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) August 31, 2016last_img read more

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first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family One member of the team that helped create La Pachanga’s campaign expects an upswing in demand for advertising as it becomes more sophisticated. The young designers dream of launching their own firm, even though Cuba has yet to formally add their profession to the 181 that have been approved for private enterprise.“Going forward, we think this is how the competition will work,” said Alejandro Perez Alvarez. “The other proprietors are going to see how things are going, come up with their own ideas and raise the bar.”Such freewheeling competition seems a far cry from the collectivist society envisioned by that earlier guerrilla, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who once called capitalism “a contest among wolves.”___Follow Peter Orsi on Twitter at Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 0 Comments   Share   But there are signs the government is interested in making it easier for private businesses to publicize.State telephone company Etecsa recently allowed small business owners to list and buy ad space in the yellow pages for the first time, and 500 signed up.Communist Party newspaper Granma ran guidelines encouraging entrepreneurs to mount business signs, provided they don’t block sidewalks or exceed 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length.La Pachanga, meanwhile, is rolling out a unified marketing scheme based on a yellow, bug-eyed bumper sticker character known as Super Pachanga. Alba is about to release what he calls Cuba’s first 3-D animated ad clip, 90 seconds long, telling the story of Super Pachanga’s birth from a drop of mustard and transformation into a superhero after downing a Pachanga burger. The plan is to show it on flat-screen TVs at the restaurant, pass it around on CDs and flash drives, and beam it to cellphones via Bluetooth.And all that advertising is creating work for other breeds of entrepreneurs, from PR specialists like Cafe Laurent’s Hernandez to would-be ad agency startups.Hernandez said she has even been approached by Cuban journalists interested in launching a newspaper that would sell commercial advertising. Since Castro opened up the door for more small businesses in the fall of 2010, the ranks of licensed entrepreneurs have swelled to more than 371,000 people. But few had any experience with capitalism after 50 years in a Marxist economy, and surviving cutthroat competition often meant overcoming an “If you build it, they will come” mentality.“Many people thought that way, even us,” said Daylin Hernandez Diaz, public relations manager for the restaurant Cafe Laurent, which opened in February 2011 around the corner from the storied Hotel Nacional.“We thought we were going to open and because of our location, clients would fall into our lap. Well, that lasted 15 days,” Hernandez recalled, chuckling. “And on day 16 we hit the streets to start handing out fliers.”Lesson learned, Cafe Laurent aggressively woos tour operators who can bring entire groups by for dinner. It floods the streets with business cards and fliers, including more than 800 handed out at the just-ended Biennial art festival. It also advertises in magazines distributed by tour companies in Canada and Spain, and by U.S. charter flight operators.That’s actually one of the few traditional advertising opportunities available in Cuba. Marketing is not illegal, strictly speaking, but the state controls all newspapers, broadcast airwaves and commercial buildings _ and it’s not taking ads. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “We put one on the ambassador of Spain’s car a few days back and he turned up,” Fernando said.Cheaply printed fliers are a popular way of getting the word out. So is more permanent swag. Customers of the Enigma beauty salon go home with pens and lighters emblazoned with its logo and phone number.At La Pachanga, a bustling burger joint, owner Sergio Alba Marin has pioneered the art of bumper-sticker marketing in Cuba, persuading more than 1,500 motorists to plaster his bright yellow decals on their cars for a 25 percent discount.Probably nobody in Cuba has been more successful than Alba at drawing eyeballs to his brand. Besides the stickers, customers take home tiny, branded straw hats.“It’s the only way I can let people know of our existence, that we are here,” Alba said. “One way or another, you have to get word traveling from mouth to mouth.”Alba scored something of a marketing coup last month when more than 30 employees, customers and friends wearing La Pachanga T-shirts marched in Havana’s May Day parade carrying a banner supporting the Cuban Revolution.The state-run media gave it prominent coverage. La Pachanga’s logo, address and tagline _ “preferred by the party scene” _ appeared front and center on national television, and the newspaper Juventud Rebelde, or Rebel Youth, ran a six-inch photo the next day. It was an unusual sight for islanders accustomed to the media carrying revolutionary slogans like “fatherland or death.” Associated PressHAVANA (AP) – For decades there’s been no such thing as a commercial radio or TV spot in Cuba. Ditto for billboards, website banner ads, and newspaper classifieds.It can be a refreshing change from the global marketing onslaught, but the lack of traditional advertising opportunities creates a problem for the thousands of budding entrepreneurs who have embraced President Raul Castro’s push for limited free-market reform.center_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona “There was a lot of publicity from the May 1 thing,” Alba acknowledged.Restaurants, nightclubs and other businesses are also going a little high-tech, spamming cell phones.“Unlock the iPhone 4, now it can be done! $150” read a recent text message from The Cellphone Clinic, launched in February 2011 by three friends. Javier Ernesto Matos said it does a brisk business unlocking phones purchased elsewhere so they can be used in Cuba.The Cellphone Clinic does regular mass messagings of 3,000 or more, paying another entrepreneur in Cuba 3 cents per SMS to send them from a computer.It may be the closest thing Cuba has to a chain, with three outlets that are registered separately but share a business plan and a branding theme: a green, stethoscope-wearing cellphone. That sets the company apart from the hordes of garage-based competitors, according to Matos.“It’s our identity,” he said. “There are a lot of people repairing cellphones. But we’re not just a workshop, we’re The Cellphone Clinic.”People are also turning to the Internet, despite the island’s woeful connectivity rates. Some restaurants have Facebook pages. Families who rent rooms beg travelers for write-ups on sites like TripAdvisor. Fernando says Bollywood is getting into Google ads. The Craigslist-inspired is blocked in Cuba but islanders able get around the technological wall are posting and reading a growing number of listings. The site recently started carrying ads for things like restaurants and international calling plans. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes It’s one thing to open your own business, but how to let potential customers know you exist? True to Cuba’s famous knack for making do, the island’s small-business owners have turned to low-cost, unconventional advertising _ a flurry of guerrilla marketing in a Marxist society whose founder, Fidel Castro, once denounced advertising as “alienating and noxious.”Getting the word out is “a nightmare,” said Cedric Fernando, operator of Bollywood, the Island’s only Indian restaurant, which opened in December. “We’re running a race with one leg.”Fernando, a Londoner of Sri Lankan descent who is married to a Cuban, emblazoned both doors of his 1955 MG roadster convertible with the Bollywood logo, converting it into a rolling conversation-starter. Some people have snapped pictures with cell phones, called and made reservations.He also recently paid someone $10 a day to slap coupons for two free drinks onto windshields around Havana, taking advantage of Cuba’s color-coded license plate system to target a select clientele: Blue-plated tour vans, the black-and-white of diplomatic vehicles, bright orange for the foreign company employees paid in hard currency rather than the anemic Cuban peso. A thousand fliers lured about 50 dining parties to Bollywood in just two weeks. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

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first_imgEU has formally awarded Ljubljana the title of Europe’s Green Capital 2016 in acknowledgement of its sustainable development for the past ten years. The Slovenian capital celebrated the honour with events throughout the day.“Once white, today green,” Prime Minister Miro Cerar said as he addressed a high-profile ceremony, commending the city’s efforts in managing to achieve the title. “Today when many cities are ever more polluted, Ljubljana is even cleaner and greener, so we are proudly referring to it as Europe’s green capital,” he added.European Commissioner Violeta Bulc highlighted that for years Ljubljana has been assuming the leading role in numerous innovative projects, also in the field of mobility, and that ensuring sustainable development is important for a green city to be a smart city, as well, open to innovation. She stressed the Green Capital title was not the goal but a milestone on the way towards creating conditions for quality living.The Mayor Zoran Janković pointed out that for him the day was that of gratitude and pride. He further accentuated the need for solidarity towards fellow people and future generations in order to leave behind nature preserved in the same state. He also reiterated one of his favourite lines, “For me, Ljubljana is the most beautiful city in the world.”The ceremony, at which some 2000 guests were invited, was broadcast by the public TV station and featured the presentation of various green projects carried out by Ljubljana.last_img read more

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