Sesame Workshop and World Vision Partner to Tackle Critical Global Health Priority

first_imgMore than 1,600 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, will partner with international humanitarian organization World Vision to protect children around the globe from illness caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.Raya, one of the newest members of the Sesame family, along with her friend Elmo, will teach children and families about positive health behaviors related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Originally developed with generous funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Raya is an adorable girl Muppet who remembers everything she reads and pays close attention to hygiene.As the largest nongovernmental organization providing improved sanitation, hygiene and clean water access in the developing world, World Vision and Sesame Workshop will leverage the breadth and long-term commitment each nonprofit has established throughout decades of work in Asia, Africa and Latin America.Child focused sanitation and health educational materials featuring Raya and Elmo are being designed to reach children and families through media, schools and community engagement programs. Communities that receive these critical messages about hygiene and sanitation are expected to see measurable effects on health and well-being.The partnership between Sesame Workshop and World Vision will begin by focusing on rural communities in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa where World Vision has a long-term humanitarian presence and manages hundreds of community and schools development programs.Sesame Workshop and World Vision believe that this partnership has the potential to save lives in the developing world by tackling the top causes of childhood deaths – including pneumonia and diarrhea caused by lack of hygiene, sanitation and clean water.For over 45 years, Sesame Workshop has been helping children and families grow smarter and stronger about their health and the well-being of the communities they live in,” says Stephen Sobhani, Vice President, International, Sesame Workshop. “Our work with World Vision surrounding sanitation and hygiene will reach some of the most remote regions of the world — regions where these resources can be lifesaving.”“Partnering with Sesame Workshop will help reach children in fun and educational ways so they can grow to be more effective positive change agents in communities” said Greg Allgood, Vice President of World Vision. “While World Vision already reaches one new person with clean water every 30 seconds and reached 1.6 million people with improved sanitation in 2014, we expect to reach even more in 2015 with messaging from Raya and Elmo.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

MLS announces new online Canada store as part of Fanatics agreement

first_imgTORONTO – Major League Soccer is partnering with Fanatics in a deal that will mean a unique merchandising portal for Canada.Under a longterm global agreement that begins in 2019, Fanatics gains worldwide rights to produce MLS fan gear apparel, headwear and other goods across all retail and wholesale channels.Its Canada store will open in 2018, however.“We took a ‘Fan-First’ approach to our expanded partnership with Fanatics,” Kathy Carter, president of Soccer United Marketing, MLS’ commercial arm, said in a statement. “We spoke to our supporters in Canada. Their passion and commitment is what makes MLS so special. We listened to their feedback.“They want more selection and a wider assortment of fan gear for Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Starting next season, that’s what you’ll see with this new deal.”Canadian teams currently offer a limited amount of merchandise with the bulk of products only available from the league’s U.S. online store. Under the new deal, there will be a merchandise division in Canada shipping local product.The Canadian website will be in both English and French.Fanatics will run the official MLS online store,, which encompasses all 23 MLS clubs.Fanatics is also the official in-venue retail provider for Atlanta United, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, Minnesota United and the Vancouver Whitecaps.Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL MLS, NASCAR, PGA as well as more than 200 collegiate and pro teams.The company, which recently acquired the apparel brand Majestic, specializes in producing event-related gear — such as celebrating a champion being crowned or a record player performance — overnight.“Our philosophy of faster speed-to-market of merchandise will ensure fans can celebrate the players and teams they love in real-time, including special items for championship moments, record-breaking feats and breakthrough performances,” Gary Gertzog, Fanatics president of business affairs, said in a statement.Adidas continues as the MLS official uniform sponsor. Fanatics will hold the rights to all other merchandise.Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitterlast_img read more

Survey US manufacturing activity sank to decadelow

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory activity shrank for the second straight month in September, hitting the lowest level in more than a decade as President Donald Trump’s trade wars take a toll on American manufacturing.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says that its manufacturing index dropped to 47.8% in September, down from 49.1% in August. Any reading below 50 signals that the sector shrinking.The nearly 15-month trade spat between the US and China has hit American manufacturers especially hard, as business confidence weakens and global demand softens. This month’s measure reported the lowest level of manufacturing activity since June 2009, the last month of the Great Recession.Measures of production and employment slipped by 2.2% and 1.1%. New orders rose a slight 0.1%.Bani Sapra, The Associated Press read more

Toronto stock index falls as US markets rise loonie strengthens

Toronto stock index falls as U.S. markets rise; loonie strengthens by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 30, 2017 9:26 am MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index retreated while the oil-sensitive loonie climbed higher Friday, after rosy economic data increased the odds of an imminent rate hike from the central bank.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index gave back 31.23 points to 15,182.19, led by energy stocks, which dropped 0.53 per cent.The financials sector of the TSX was down 0.39 per cent, while the consumer discretionary sector added 0.53 per cent and gold stocks were up 0.24 per cent.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar advanced 0.23 of a US. cent to an average price of 77.06 cents US.The gain in the loonie came as the August crude contract added $1.11 to US$46.04 per barrel and as Statistics Canada reported that the economy posted yet another month of solid growth in April.Meanwhile, a survey from the Bank of Canada found that business sentiment has climbed to its highest level since 2011.“Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a change in the tone from the Bank of Canada in signalling that there is a higher probability of a rate increase in Canada, so that’s being reflected in stocks,” said Colum McKinley, vice-president of Canadian equities at CIBC Asset Management.“The Bank of Canada is saying that the economy is stronger than they had envisioned, and ultimately that’s good for earnings and profitability. On the financials, obviously higher rates are positive for bank earnings but investors will worry about the effect that could have on housing.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 62.60 points to 21,349.63, the S&P 500 index added 3.71 points to 2,423.41 and the Nasdaq composite index declined by 3.93 points to 6,140.42.Elsewhere in commodities, the August natural gas contract slipped nearly a cent to US$3.04 per mmBTU. The August gold contract was down $3.50 to US$1,242.30 an ounce and the September copper contract added two cents to US$2.71 a pound.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. read more

Buckeye Brief Notes from the B1G Teleconference Week 2

OSU then-redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow (10) scores a touchdown during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorUrban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes square off with the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners in the prime-time matchup at 7:30 p.m. in Ohio Stadium on ABC. During Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference, Meyer listed three main areas of concern — pass coverage from corners and linebackers, blocking by the interior offensive line and downfield passing accuracy — he plans to address during practice this week.Meyer unsurprisingly announced Monday that running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber will both play against Oklahoma. On Tuesday, he still did not know in what capacity the two would see the field.“They’ll both certainly play and I think they’re good complements to each other,” Meyer said. “Kind of remains to be seen on how we use it. But they’ll both play.”Meyer also provided an update on quarterback Joe Burrow’s recovery from surgery on a broken hand. hand. He said Burrow has begun throwing the ball and is “pretty close” to returning.Here are some more updates from Meyer’s teleconference session. On Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield: “Well, we studied them all in the offseason. He’s just a — he’s one of the best players in America. So, no, I think he’s carrying on what he does and that’s playing that position very uniquely and very aggressively. He’s a heck of a player.”On Oklahoma first-year coach Lincoln Riley: “I talked to [former Oklahoma] coach [Bob] Stoops who is a friend of mine. We just were talking and he [said], ‘It was the right time, we had the right guy in place.’ When Bob Stoops says that, that tells you all I need to know about their new coach. You don’t make it to that level and have a guy like Bob Stoops put his name on you without being excellent. And that’s what he is.”On where Mike Weber has improved from last year to this year: “His seriousness. Him and [strength and conditioning coach Mick Marotti] have worked very hard as he’s faster than he’s ever been. He’s in the best shape of his life. He re-made his body. He used to be kind of a chunky player, now he’s lost some weight. He’s strong, fast. He’s had a great offseason, that’s why he was so disappointed when he got the hamstring injury. He looks fantastic.”On Jerome Baker’s growth as a player: “Maturity is probably the key word. He’s very much matured. Just little things like his academics, his performance off the field. Obviously, his performance on the field last year was excellent. This year, his performance on the field, but it’s just his attention to detail from little things like his body weight to his academic performance and seriousness. So he’s just grown up and that’s nice to see.” read more

US doesnt have enough talent to man IT operations Infosys Cognizant

first_imgAmid growing rhetoric against outsourcing of jobs from the United States by President-elect Donald Trump, two IT firms — Infosys and Cognizant — have said that there is a shortage of talent to man operations in the country as only a few graduates are coming out of colleges with the intended skill sets.During his election rallies, Trump had targeted IBM, which has a significant presence in India, for outsourcing jobs. Domestic IT firms TCS and HCL Technologies had also come under his attack.This has raised fears among Indian IT firms of possible reduction in H1B visa numbers going forward, which will impact their ability to send Indian IT engineers to foreign locations for serving a client.”There is a talent shortage; that is something that has to be balanced. It is not that the H1B visa employees are coming in to displace jobs. If you look at many other high-tech companies, they all hire H1B visa workers because there is an inherent shortage,” Infosys chief executive officer Vishal Sikka was quoted as saying by the Business Standard.US-headquartered Cognizant also echoed similar sentiment. “The reality is that there are not enough graduates coming out of the universities. We are working with many universities all over the US, both graduates and undergraduates. We struggle,” Cognizant President Rajeev Mehta said.”There is just not enough talent and given the disruption (in technology) that is going on, it will become a greater problem. The issue is around education and we hope that we can get them to understand that this is a big problem,” he added.The H1B is a non-immigrant visa of the US, which allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. Currently, the cap on H1B visas stand at 65,000 out of which 25,000-35,000 are issued to Indian nationals.last_img read more

5 killed after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass

first_imgRescuers pull out a city bus after it ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday. Photo: AFPFive people were killed when a city bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday, traffic police said.It was not immediately clear what caused the accident as authorities said they were looking into several possibilities, including a technical malfunction.“A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass,” a traffic police spokesman, Artyom Kolesnikov, told AFP.“According to preliminary information, five people died.”Footage broadcast on national television showed a bus driving onto the pavement and then down the stairs of the underpass, running over several pedestrians before coming to a stop.Moscow police said in a statement they were looking into two possible causes of the accident-the driver losing control of the vehicle and a technical problem with the bus.“The driver of the bus began movement and then changed his trajectory, which resulted in the bus going down into the pedestrian underpass,” the statement said.“The driver has been detained. Police employees are working with him,” the statement said.Three people have been hospitalised, the statement added.The accident happened around 3 pm (1200 GMT) near Moscow’s Slavyansky Boulevard metro station, a prestigious residential area near one of the capital’s main avenues.Sirens were blaring around the metro station, with authorities preparing to pull the bus out of the underpass with a cable, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.The underpass and surrounding area were cordoned off by police, and several black body bags could be seen on the pavement, partially covered with falling snow.The emergencies ministry said two helicopters had been dispatched to the scene to help evacuate the victims.“There are dead and wounded,” tweeted Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin. “We are providing emergency aid,” he said, offering condolences to families of the victims.Sobyanin himself arrived at the scene, telling journalists he had ordered a full inspection of the entire Moscow bus fleet.last_img read more

DOJ Warns Public Not To Pick Up Wreckage Of Plane That Crashed

first_img Share NTSB PhotoNTSB investigators on shoreline of Trinity Bay examining wreckage from the Feb. 23, 2019 cargo jet crash in Texas.The Department of Justice is warning the public that knowingly withholding any parts of the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed near Anahuac on Saturday is a federal crime.In a news release, the DOJ said an individual convicted of withholding part of a civil aircraft involved in an accident could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Atlas Air Flight 3591 left Miami at 11:30 a.m. EST, Saturday, Feb. 23, bound for Houston. At approximately 12:40 p.m. CST, the twin-engine Boeing 767 cargo jetliner crashed into Trinity Bay.“It should be obvious to everyone, but do not pick up or remove pieces of the wreckage. It can interfere with the investigation and could lead to criminal charges,” said Ryan K. Patrick, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.The FBI, which has sent an evidence recovery team to the site of the accident, also distributed the warning. The FBI has urged anyone with information, photos or videos regarding the incident or with knowledge of debris from the crash to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.The NTSB and the FBI have asked area residents and businesses to check security cameras for possible video of the crash.Search teams have recovered the bodies of Conrad Aska, the 44-year-old first officer and co-pilot of Atlas Air Flight 3591, and Sean Archuleta, a 36-year-old jump-seat passenger, according to a statement from Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne.On Tuesday afternoon, Hawthorne reported that a cadaver dog found partial human remains believed to belong to the third victim of the accident. Crews are still searching for the victim’s body, and for the black boxes from the plane’s cockpit. last_img read more

Here Are the Best Black Friday Tech Deals

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 1 min read Register Now » Once you’ve had your fill of food, retailers are ready and waiting for you to do some turkey-fueled shopping. Take a look at some of the tech deals that you can jump on next weekend.Related: Holiday 2018 Spending Could Reach $1 TrillionAmazonAn Echo Spot for $89.99The new Echo Show for $179.99A Sony RX100 V camera for $892A Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB phone for $644.35WalmartA PS4 console with the new Spiderman game included for $199A Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook 3 for $99.99A Samsung 50 inch Class 4K (2160P) UHD Smart LED TV for $327.99A Google Home Hub for $149Best BuyAn LG 60 inch Class LED UK6090 Series 2160p Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR for $549.99A Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 13.3 inch Touch-Screen Laptop for $699.99A 64GB Apple 10.5-Inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi for $649.99AppleA refurbished HomePod for $299Office DepotAn HP 15-db0051od Laptop for $399An Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4740 Wireless All-In-One Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax for $199.99A Dell 27 inch HD LCD Monitor for $119.99Logitech Z150 2-Piece Speakers for $14.99StaplesA VARO Portable WiFi + Bluetooth Multi-Room Speaker for $19.99A Seagate STDR5000102 5TB USB 3.0 Back Up Plus Portable Drive for $199.99A NETGEAR Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System for $119.99center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. November 15, 2018last_img read more

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Making Life Simple

first_imgSelect the file and clickon the Recover button. When you are choosing the location to restore the file,do not select the hard drive that the file has already been deleted from. Ifthe restoration is successful, you will receive a message that lets you knowthat recovery is fully complete. These nightmare scenariosdo not have to derail you during the midst of your major projects. Let’s faceit, we have all been through this before. Whether your computer has experiencedan untimely malfunction or you are responsible for the accidental deletion of afile, there is a certain level of frustration that is going to take place. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free understands this frustration and is here to help.While some people might be willing to accept the loss of a file and move onwith their lives, there is no reason to do so. Files can now be restoredwithout having to dig through the recycle bin. Even if the recycle bin hasalready been emptied, these files are still available to you. As you can see, thisprocess could not be more simple. Do not copy your data under any circumstances,as this can interfere with the deleted files sector. Keep the drive intact anddo not rely on any sort of copying and pasting techniques. So how does this toolwork, exactly? No one wants to throw away their hard earned money withoutlearning more about how the product works first. All you need to do is makesure that you are selecting the hard disk that the file was already deletedfrom. From there, click on the scanning button and wait for the magic to starttaking place.center_img If you have ever foundyourself desperately trying to restore lost files and you are at your wit’send, EaseUS DataRecovery Wizard Free is here to help. Thanks to the good folks at EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free,the process of restoring your lost files has never been easier than it is now. Sound too good to be true?This is understandable. Surely, it must take some sort of special computergenius to use this software and get the most out of it, right? Wrong. With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free,even those who do not consider themselves to be experts can now restore theirfiles and get themselves back on track. The software will thenprovide you with a list of all the files that were deleted from the drive.There is a search function that lets you track down the file that was deletedas well. If you are unable to remember the name of the file, EaseUS DataRecovery Wizard Free makes the search process easy.last_img read more

Leap Towards a Career in Ethical Hacking with Ethical Hacker Professional Certification

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first_img November 28, 2011 – At the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), from November 27 to December 2 in Chicago, Siemens Healthcare is unveiling the Somatom Definition Edge – the first single-source computed tomography (CT) to use Siemens’ recently developed Stellar Detector. In routine examinations, structures up to 0.3 mm are visible, and image sharpness may potentially be improved. Boasting a rotation speed of 0.28 seconds, the Somatom Definition Edge is Siemens’ fastest single-source CT scanner, acquiring up to 23 centimeters per second – which may enable a physician to perform a customary thorax-abdomen examination in approximately two seconds and potentially eliminate the need for patient breath-holding during a scan. Siemens also has developed a new Dual Energy mode for the Somatom Definition Edge. In Dual Energy images, two different tube voltages are generated to help enable recognition of different tissue types.The Somatom Definition Edge employs the new TrueSignal technology of the Stellar Detector, which for the first time integrates the electronic detector components into the photodiode. With the aid of TrueSignal technology, Stellar may significantly reduce electronic noise and potentially improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the images. To date, a spatial resolution of up to 0.33 mm has been possible with Siemens single-source CT scanners. However, in critical cases like cardio-vascular examinations or in emergency diagnostics, every additional visible micrometer can be significant. The examination of adipose patients further illustrates how Stellar’s signal processing may potentially open up new possibilities in clinical practice. An obese patient can attenuate the signal from the X-ray tube to such an extent that many CT systems can no longer generate images suitable for diagnostic purposes. Even where signals are weak, TrueSignal technology may enable the generation of images with contrast levels that the physician may be able to use for diagnostic purposes.Increased speed in single-source CTA major challenge in CT scanning involves maintaining good spatial resolution at high gantry rotation speeds. With patients who cannot remain still for extended periods, or with fast-moving organs such as the heart, the shortest possible scanning time minimizes image motion artifacts. For this reason, the Somatom Definition Edge features a newly developed gantry that requires just 0.28 seconds per rotation, enabling a very high spatial resolution of 142 ms. Additionally, the scanner allows a pitch of 1.7, equivalent to an acquisition speed of up to 23 centimeters per second.Dose-optimized dual energy for single-source CTUntil now, Dual Energy examinations with single-source devices required the tube voltage to be changed several times during a single scan, which deteriorates image quality, as fewer than half the number of projections are available for each energy level. Since changing the voltage while the current is being modulated is also impossible, the current must be permanently set for the duration of the scan. This results in a dose level several times higher than is seen with a customary single-source scan.Since dose reduction is a top priority for Siemens, the Somatom Definition Edge introduces a new scanning technique into single-source CT examinations. During a Dual Energy examination with the new Siemens CT scanner, two scans are performed in succession with different energy levels, with each scan using only about half the dose applied in normal mode. Together, the two scans deliver the original dose required. Also, since the voltage in each scan is fixed, all dose-reducing methods can be used. Of particular note is Care Dose4D, a fully automatic radiation exposure control system that adjusts the dose in real time according to the area of the body being scanned; Care Dose4D is therefore capable of reducing overall dose levels. The Somatom Definition Edge also uses sinogram affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE) – a rapid iterative reconstruction method for CT data that may also help reduce dose levels. Thus, Dual Energy images may be generated using a single-source system without exposing the patient to unnecessarily high radiation levels.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | November 27, 2011 Siemens Unveils Somotom Definition Edge Single-Source CT last_img read more

Cops seize an arsenal in Heredia and arrest a Tico linked to

first_img Facebook Comments A 52-year-old Costa Rican man surnamed Berrocal Sandi, center, is arrested Thursday at the international airport in Bogotá, Colombia. The Tico TimesLaw enforcement agencies from Costa Rica, Colombia and the United States continued their battle against organized crime and drugs and arms trafficking this week in two unrelated busts that netted a large cache of heavy weaponry north of the Costa Rican capital, and a Costa Rican man who worked for the Sinaloa cartel and who was arrested in Colombia.Colombian police say the 52-year-old Costa Rican man, surnamed Berrocal Sandi, was arrested Thursday at the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. Colombian prosecutors had issued an arrest warrant for the Tico following an extradition request from the United States.U.S. and Colombian officials accuse Berrocal Sandi of working as a representative in Ecuador for Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel. According to Colombian prosecutors, Berrocal Sandi, also known as “Charlie,” the “Chef,” “El Finquero” and “Rolex,” helped traffic significant amounts of cocaine from Ecuador to the U.S., via Central America. The drugs allegedly were transported in shipping containers, via clandestine airstrips and on Central American highways. Grenades seized from a home on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Tico TimesIn an unrelated raid on Friday, Costa Rican police and intelligence agents arrested an Heredia man with a large cache of heavy weaponry, including automatic weapons, hand grenades and an anti-tank RPG.The man, surnamed Hernández Estrada, also allegedly was being monitored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. According to police, the suspect allegedly sold the weapons online from a house located near an Heredia high school, north of the Costa Rican capital. An RPG7 is a low-cost, shoulder-launched, anti-tank grenade launcher.He also apparently had a gold-plated handgun, according to his Facebook page: (Via Facebook)If you’re curious about what an RPG7 can do, here you go: Related posts:Costa Rican police dismantle international drug trafficking gang Desamparados residents plead for help as the San José canton turns into a gang war zone Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief Colombian family arrested with 3 kilos of heroin and cocaine in their stomachslast_img read more

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first_img RelatedYour verdict: Is it rude to recline your seat on a plane?Is reclining your seat on a flight inconsiderate, or simply a way to get some sleep? We asked you what you thought was good air travel etiquette when it comes to reclining seats and here’s what you said…How to survive a long-haul flightEight hours in a stuffy aircraft cabin might sound like your worst nightmare, but flying long-haul can be a dream with a little preparation and a few home comforts. Follow our 10 survival tips for long flights to emerge refreshed, relaxed and ready to start your holiday when you touch…10 ways to make Economy feel like First ClassKicking back in a First-Class seat, champagne in hand, is the stuff of traveller dreams. It’s that once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list ticket that’s always just out of reach. But why should that level of luxury be reserved for the ultra-wealthy? Use these 10 hacks and your Economy seat can rival budget-busting First… A massive 9 out of 10 travellers want to see an end to reclining seats on planes, according to our latest international survey.91% of people who took part in our survey said short-haul flights should either ban or set times for seat reclining. We also found that of over 1,000 flyers surveyed, 43% even felt that long-haul flights should implement set times when passengers are permitted to recline their seat. Almost a third of those surveyed said a reclined seat had caused them discomfort, and 3% revealed they’d even suffered an injury.Furthermore, a ban could well be music to the ears of cabin crew with over 60% of international cabin crew surveyed* saying they have been involved in, or witness to, an argument between passengers on the subject of reclined seats.“The strong support for a change in reclined seat procedures makes sense”, says psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman, Clinical Director at the Private Therapy Clinic in Harley Street. “The effect of people reclining their seat can result in various negative emotions such as anger, stress, anxiety, frustration and upset for the passenger behind them. This emotional impact can result in a whole range of unhelpful behaviours, including air rage.””This is partly because there are two general personality types while travelling. There’s the ‘Altruistic Soul’, who is considerate of others, and the ‘Selfish Ego’. The latter of which will look to increase their comfort at the expense of others.”In fact, our survey found that 70% of selfish egos would not be put off reclining their seat even if the person behind was pregnant while 80% wouldn’t care if the person behind was elderly or frail.Women aged 18-24 were the most likely to display ‘Altruistic Soul’ tendencies in the survey, while men over the age of 35 were more likely to exhibit ‘Selfish Ego’ characteristics.While negative emotions could be reduced by a fellow passenger asking permission to recline their seat, the study found that a third of passengers are too worried about the reaction they’d receive, and most people (64%) have never done so.“With competing ‘Selfish Egos’ and ‘Altruistic Souls’, set times for seat reclining on planes could actually make for an improved experience for passengers” says Dr Spelman.“Such rules tend to ensure better social cohesion, as people are conditioned to obey boundaries. While these rules place a limit on the personal choice passengers have over their own comfort, people will generally adhere to them, accepting that it is fair. This could lead to a more pleasant flying experience for the majority.”Skyscanner polled over 1,000 travellers via OnePoll*International survey of over 900 international cabin crew members through cabincrew.comDr Becky Spelman is Clinical Director at the Private Therapy Clinic Do you want reclining seats banned? Please let us know below.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

LOS ANGELES — It really is last call for NBCs lat

first_img LOS ANGELES — It really is last call for NBC’s late-night show with Carson Daly.NBC said Tuesday that the show will end after 17 years, with Daly deciding to focus on other work and his family.In a statement, Daly said it’s time to hand over the show’s 1:30 a.m. Eastern time slot and try something new within NBCUniversal.He will remain a host and producer on NBC’s “The Voice” and continue hosting a segment on the network’s “Today.”A date for the final episode of “Last Call” and the show replacing it will be announced, NBC said.“Last Call,” which debuted in 2002, featured interviews and performances by artists including Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. It will have aired 2,000 episodes when it ends, NBC said.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2019 12:37 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NBC’s ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ to end after 17 yearslast_img read more

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I want to have a good relationship with North Korea" US Defense Secretary Mattis said Trump’s summit with Kim the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader showed that the past did not have to define the future but that the US military remained vigilant "While a possible new avenue to peace now exists with North Korea we remain vigilant regarding pursuit of nuclear weapons anywhere in the world" Mattis said speaking at a US Naval War College graduation (Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Frances Kerry) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Some of Europe’s top scientists will get financial help to see whether the results of their research could succeed in the marketplace The European Research Council (ERC) the European Union’s funding program for frontier research said today that it will offer the individual scientists it already funds the chance to apply for 150000 "Proof of Concept" grants to give potential innovations a boost on their way to the marketplace Researchers can use the funds to clarify intellectual property questions do market research or investigate commercial opportunities according to today’s announcement The aim is to enable ERC-chosen scientists to present their ideas to venture capitalist or companies that could then take their ideas to market The idea grew out of the ERC Scientific Council’s efforts to build better relations with industry says ERC President and Scientific Council Chair Helga Nowotny Although ERC grants are open to company scientists "We have very very few apply" she says—no ERC grants have yet been awarded to an industry researcher Industry representatives have been "curious but reluctant" about applying for ERC funds Nowotny says The Proof of Concept grants "came up as something we could offer to our ERC grantees and hopefully where the potential is there someone [from industry] will pick up on it" she says "Some people might wonder if this is mission creep for the ERC" says Peter Tindemans a Dutch physicist and EU science policy expert "But I don’t think it is" he says The money set aside for the program is roughly 1% of the ERC’s budget he notes "The combination of the ERC focusing on very high scientific originality and quality—and stimulating people to think about what it might mean for society I think it’s a very good development" Your bones hate space: Without the constant tug of gravity, Monday continued his “on the spot” assessment of the fuel scarcity situation in Lagos. 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