Read Full Story Caroline Buckee’s research on mining cellphone data to track how people’s movements correlate with the spread of disease has been named one of the top 10 “breakthrough technologies” for 2013 by MIT’s Technology Review magazine.Research published in October 2012 in the journal Science by Buckee, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, revealed—on the largest scale ever—how human travel patterns contribute to the spread of malaria. The information was gleaned by combining cellphone data from 15 million people in Kenya with detailed information on the regional incidence of malaria.Based on this data, Buckee is now working on predictive models to help pinpoint where best to focus malaria control efforts. Such efforts will likely make further use of cellphone technology—for example, they might include text messages urging the use of bednets in malaria hotspots. “This is the future of epidemiology,” Buckee said in an April 23, 2013 Technology Review article. “If we are to eradicate malaria, this is how we will do it.”Read the Technology Review article
Crystal Palace midfielder Riedewald a target for Celta Vigoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace midfielder Jairo Riedewald is a target for Celta Vigo.The Daily Mail says Riedewald is a target for Spanish side Celta Vigo. The 22-year-old, who was signed by Frank de Boer for £7.9m, has also had interest from Middlesbrough.If Riedewald is to depart it will bring an underwhelming stint at the Eagles to an end. He arrived at the club 18 months ago to much fanfare as a Dutch international, joining from Ajax for £8m. But de Boer was sacked before Riedewald could establish himself and the versatile youngster has failed to nail down a place in the first team under Roy Hodgson. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
IG/chadkelly_10It has been a very interesting year for new Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. The former blue-chip prospect was kicked off of the team at Clemson in June, went to junior college and committed to Ole Miss in December, and got into hot water after a bar fight in Buffalo. Ole Miss stuck with the talented quarterback, however, and this week head coach Hugh Freeze brought him on a mission trip to Haiti. To Kelly’s credit, he seems to be getting a lot out of the experience.Hopefully Kelly has turned over a new leaf after a very trying 2014. If he pans out on and off the field, it could be a coup for the Rebels.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)For weeks, Jim Harbaugh has been on the road, hitting satellite camps all over the country. Other Michigan assistants braved some horrible weather to teach football to players out in Australia a few weeks back. Michigan clearly believes it is gaining an advantage on the recruiting trail by hosting and participating in these camps, but it doesn’t come without a pretty hefty price tag. According to athletic director Warde Manuel, the whole thing is expected to cost around $350,000.Michigan AD Warde Manuel says after Regents meeting that U-M football’s satellite camp tour is expected to cost roughly $350,000.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) June 16, 2016 The real question: how much of this is Harbaugh’s eclectic collection of regionally-specific jerseys?MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
The Prince of Wales praised the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as he marked becoming its Patron by visiting patients and staff at a leading hospital.The Prince of Wales meets staff at the Royal Brompton HospitalCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/His Royal Highness toured the cystic fibrosis centre at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London and chatted to people receiving treatment.The trust is now in its 50th year and in May The Prince succeeded Princess Alexandra, who had been Patron since 1968.In an impromptu speech during his visit, The Prince told leading figures from the Trust and the Royal Brompton: “I just want to say, I’m so delighted to have a chance to visit the hospital and the unit here, which I know does such wonderful work on the cystic fibrosis front.“But also I’m so proud to have become patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in its 50th anniversary year.“Over all those years I know the Trust has battled in the most remarkable way, together with so many people like yourselves who help to assist patients with this appalling condition.“I just wanted to use this opportunity not only to salute you all for the work you do, but also to wish all those who I know are doing such good work in finding better and better answers to dealing with this condition every possible success in the future.”The Prince also visited people on the hospital’s Foulis Ward, which is dedicated to treating cystic fibrosis patients.The condition is an inherited disease caused by a faulty gene which controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. It causes lungs and digestive systems to become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food.The Prince chatted to Nicholas Mason, 25, whose lungs have been damaged over the years so he now breathes with the help of an oxygen cylinder.The chemist, from Steyning in West Sussex, told His Royal Highness he was receiving treatment for a recurring infection but should be discharged in time for Christmas.He told The Prince: “Earlier this year I was in for about seven weeks. It gets better, sometimes it gets worse – this admission is going quite smoothly.”Before leaving, The Prince learned about the Trust’s ambitious plans for the future, including SmartCareCF, whereby equipment used to monitor patients can now send the information via a smartphone to doctors, saving on appointments and allowing medical staff to spot problems earlier.Ed Owen, Chief Executive of Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “As a long-time supporter of people with cystic fibrosis, the Prince has a deep understanding of the challenges that people with the condition face, including the daily burden of physiotherapy, nebulisers, dozens of pills and exercise, as well as regular hospital visits and admissions.”He added: “Today less than half of people with cystic fibrosis will die before their 40th birthday, but we are committed to changing this. We are redoubling our efforts to beat cystic fibrosis for good, and the Prince’s support will provide a powerful beacon of hope for all those touched by the condition.”Source:www.princeofwales.gov.uk
Panchkula (Har): A special court here Wednesday acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta train blast case that left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead in 2007. All the four accused, Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary have been acquitted by the court, NIA counsel Rajan Malhotra said. The blast in the India-Pakistan train took place near Panipat in Haryana on February 18, 2007, when it was on its way to Attari in Amritsar, the last station on the Indian side. Before pronouncing the verdict, NIA special judge Jagdeep Singh dismissed the plea filed by a Pakistani woman for examining some eyewitnesses from her country. The court ruled that the plea of the Pakistani woman was devoid of any merit, Malhotra said. The blast had ripped apart two coaches of the cross-border train. The Haryana police registered a case, but the probe was handed over to the National Investigation Agency in July 2010. The NIA filed a charge sheet in July 2011 against eight persons for their alleged roles in the terror attack. Of the eight, Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary appeared before the court and faced trial. Sunil Joshi, the alleged mastermind of the attack, was shot dead near his home in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district in December 2007. The three other accused — Ramchandra Kalsangra, Sandeep Dange and Amit — could not be arrested and were declared proclaimed offenders. Aseemanand was out on bail, while three others were in judicial custody. The NIA had charged the accused with murder and criminal conspiracy, and under the Explosive Substances Act and the Railways Act.
Melbourne: 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.”
Led by the ground attack and saved by one timely miracle, Ohio State virtually controls its own destiny in the Leaders division after an upset-victory over No. 12 Wisconsin. With two losses in the Big Ten, and a game against Penn State down the road, OSU just completed its biggest obstacle on the road to a conference title. If the Buckeyes win out, and Penn State loses another game in addition to its meeting with OSU, the Scarlet and Gray will represent the Leaders division in the first Big Ten championship game. The electric atmosphere with sub-40 degree weather brought much needed life to Ohio Stadium to lift the Buckeyes over Wisconsin on homecoming night. In his second game back this season after a six-game suspension for various infractions, senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron proves his value to the largely one-sided Buckeye offense. Herron was suffering from a tweaked ankle through the entire game, but was able to pick up 160 yards on the ground. Along with junior running back Jordan Hall and freshman quarterback Braxton Miller, the Buckeyes were able to pick up 268 yards on the ground. Which is nearly all the offense OSU had in the game. Miller threw for just 89 yards through the air. Forty yards coming on the game saving connection from Miller to freshman wide receiver Devin Smith. Wisconsin was not fooled by the run-oriented gameplan the Buckeyes came in with, but was not able to stop it. In OSU’s three previous Big Ten games this season, Miller only attempted 22 passes. Against Wisconsin on Saturday, Miller only attempted 12 passes, completing seven. Special teams were a roller coaster ride Saturday, highlighted by a blocked punt. In the third quarter, freshman linebacker Ryan Shazier broke through the Wisconsin line and was able to block Wisconsin’s Brad Nortman’s punt. Freshman linebacker Curtis Grant then jumped on the blocked punt on the 1-yard line that led to a touchdown from Hall. Hall proved to be an adventure returning punts for the Buckeyes. Hall fumbled twice returning punts, and lost a fumble once that led to a touchdown to keep the Badgers in the game. Later with a comeback from Wisconsin nearly completed, Hall returned the kickoff to the 48-yard line to set up the game winning touchdown pass. Hall finished the night with 9-yards on the ground and a touchdown. Miller finished the night with 99-yards on the ground and had two touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. The Buckeyes offense will be no surprise for upcoming opponents, as they will continue to run with their strengths behind the Scarlet and Gray offensive line. OSU will look for help from either Wisconsin or Nebraska to beat Penn State, and at that point, OSU controls its own destiny. OSU needs to worry about its schedule, and the blocks will fall into place for a Dec. 3 appearance in Indianapolis.
The veteran footballer believes his ex-team has a lot of room for improvement and can get a good start against NapoliEx-AC Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati believes his former team has had a good pre-season.With the return of Leonardo and Paolo Maldini as directors, he believes the Italian Serie A team can do well this season.“The returns of Leo and Paolo will do well for Milan, it is already a step forward, they know what to do,” he told Calcio Mercato.Karsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“Gattuso? He’s a great man and has already demonstrated his worth last season. He brought out the best from all players available, in the second half of the season he got 40 points (third in the league).”“Napoli? It’s a tough game, very tactical, but Milan has all the conditions to start well. The absence of Calhanoglu could be a handicap, but Rino has had time to prepare for this,” he added.“Donnarumma? He still has great room for improvement. Even having Reina on the side will help, competition never hurts.”