UK’s Entrepreneur First Aims to Build Deep-tech Startups in India

first_imgLondon-based accelerator Entrepreneur First has earmarked $20 million to build deep technology ventures in India over the next three years, a top company executive said.Founded in 2011 by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck, Entrepreneur First helps pre-idea or pre-founder startups find the right teams and co-founders, refine ideas and raise funds from local and global investors.Read it at Live Mint Related Itemslast_img

Delhi: Former international athlete Anil Sharma fighting for his life after thugs beat him with rods

first_imgFormer international athlete Anil Sharma, 43, who has won several medals for the country, is battling for his life in a city hospital after a group of seven to eight men thrashed him with bricks and rods in Central Delhi’s Paharganj area on Friday evening.Sharma participated in several power lifting championships under physically challenged category in the 1990s.The incident took place when Sharma, along with two friends, went to Hotel Heritage Inn in Paharganj area. After coming out of the hotel, the three sat down in their car for a conversation. A while later, Sharma received a phone call and got out of the car to talk.Chandra Mohan, the eye-witness of the incident, told Mail Today: “I saw a group of men approach Sharma who was sitting on a scooter and talking on phone. They had a heated argument and the men started beating him up. They attacked him with bricks and rods. One of them threw a brick towards us. It hit me on my head and I became unconscious. The other friend managed to escape.”A call was made to the police control room and the duo was rushed to RML hospital.FACE SMASHED, EYE DAMAGED, NOSE BROKENWhile Mohan was discharged after medical aid, Sharma’s family transferred him to BL Kapoor hospital. Sharma’s face was smashed, leaving a damaged eye and broken nose.The impact of the attack was so severe that the doctors had to remove his kidney, pancreas and part of the intestine. He is currently admitted in the ICU at BL Kapoor hospital and is in critical condition.advertisement”A major surgery was conducted at BL Kapoor hospital, in which one kidney, which was smashed with a brick, had to be removed. The impact of the attack was such that the pancreas also got damaged. His nose and one eye also got damaged,” said Pooja, Sharma’s wife.Mohan, a businessman, identified one of the accused as Sharma’s friend, Ashu. He also claimed that Ashu has a criminal background and had served punishment in Tihar Jail too.Sharma, who owns a food joint near Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place, had represented India in an international power lifting championship in the 90s and even won a gold medal. He later left the sport and joined the family business. He has three children, including two daughters.A case has been registered at the Paharganj police station and the investigation is underway. The police said the accused are yet to be nabbed, and added that the CCTV footage from the area is being looked at for clues.ALSO READDelhi: Father-son killed for spat over air cooler Delhi Police constable suspended for masturbating in front of female colleague, touching 2 others inappropriatelylast_img read more

Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka to feature in India’s record home season in 2017

first_imgThe BCCI has awarded three Test matches of the November-December home series against Sri Lanka to Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi while the newly-constructed stadium in Barasapara, Guwahati was awarded a marquee T20 International against Australia in October.The decisions were taken at the Board’s tours and fixtures committee meeting here.It will be a big home season for the Indian team as it will play 23 international matches across three series starting end of September and concluding at the end of December.The season starts mid September with five ODIs against Australia slated to be played at Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Indore and Kolkata.The three T20 Internationals against the Aussies will be held in Hyderabad, Ranchi and Guwahati.The series against New Zealand will commence mid October and the three ODIs will be held in Pune, Mumbai and Kanpur followed by three T20 Internationals at Delhi, Cuttack and Rajkot.The final stretch of the international season at home will commence from middle of November with Kolkata hosting the first Test against Sri Lanka.The second Test is scheduled in Nagpur, which will be making a comeback after ICC suspension for poor pitch. The final Test will be held in Delhi.The three ODIs against Sri Lanka will be held in Dharamsala, Mohali and Vizag.The three T20 Internationals will be held in Kochi or the newly-accredited Thiruvanantpuram, Indore and Mumbai.Australia Series5 ODIs: Chennai, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Indore, Kolkata3 T20Is: Hyderabad, Ranchi, Guwahati Barsapara)Sri Lanka Series3 Tests: Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhiadvertisement3 ODIs: Dharamsala, Mohali, Vizag3 T20Is: Kochi/Thiruvanantpuram, Indore, Mumbailast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Rafael Nadal sees off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Federer into 4th round for 17th time

first_imgRoger Federer broke yet another Wimbledon record by reaching the fourth round for the 17th time.The eight-time Wimbledon champion beat Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Centre Court to eclipse Jimmy Connors’ mark of 16 fourth-round appearances at the All England Club.Federer also became the first player man or woman to reach 350 match wins in Grand Slam tournaments.Federer saved a break point at both 3-3 and 5-5 in the first set, then won six straight games to take a 4-0 lead in the second. Pouille managed to hold serve throughout the third set, saving a match point at 6-5. But in the tiebreaker, he netted a backhand on Federer’s third match point.Federer will next face 17th-seeded Matteo Berrettini, who defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.Earlier in the day, Rafael Nadal drew level with Bjorn Borg with his 51st victory at Wimbledon, beating two-time semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in the third round.Nadal beat Tsonga on Centre Court in a match that wasn’t nearly as taxing as his second-round victory over Nick Kyrgios. He never faced a break point, broke Tsonga five times, and served out the match with an ace.It was their first meeting at a Grand Slam tournament since the 2008 Australian Open, when Tsonga beat Nadal in the semifinals.Nadal is now tied for eighth with Borg on the men’s all-time list of most match wins at the All England Club, where he won the title in 2008 and 2010.Also See | Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova reach 4th roundAlso See | Wimbledon 2019: Kei Nishikori earns 400th career winAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more

I don’t look for records, they look for me: Cristiano Ronaldo after 700th goal

first_imgI don’t look for records, they look for me: Cristiano Ronaldo after 700th goalAfter reaching a career landmark on Monday by scoring his 700th career goal, Cristiano Ronaldo said that he don’t look for records, they look for me.advertisement Reuters KievOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 17:20 IST Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his goal (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCristiano Ronaldo is the all time leading scorer in the Champions League with 127 goalsRonaldo said that the defeat to Ukraine in a Euro 2020 qualifier took some of the shine off the achievementThe first five goals of Ronaldo career were scored for Portugal’s Sporting in 2002-03Cristiano Ronaldo has lost count of the number of records he has broken, the Portugal forward said after scoring the 700th goal of his career during a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday.”The records come naturally, I don’t look for them, the records look for me,” he told reporters after scoring his 95th goal for his country.”It’s not for anyone to reach this number and I thank everyone, team mates, colleagues, coaches and everyone who helped Cristiano become the player that he is.”However, Ronaldo said that the defeat to Ukraine in a Euro 2020 qualifier took some of the shine off the achievement.”It’s a nice moment in my career but there was a bitter taste because we didn’t win,” he said. “We played well, but we didn’t win. We did everything we could and we had plenty of chances.”Ronaldo is the all time leading scorer in the Champions League with 127 goals, holds the record for the most goals in a single Champions League season, is Real Madrid’s all time highest scorer and Portugal’s most capped player and record scorer.The first five goals of Ronaldo career were scored for Portugal’s Sporting in 2002-03.He then scored 118 goals in 232 appearances during six seasons with Manchester United and, remarkably, averaged over a goal a game for Real Madrid, scoring 450 in 438 appearances over the course of nine seasons.In just over one season with his current club Juventus, he notched a further 32 goals in 51 matches.advertisementDespite the defeat, Portugal remained second in Group G with 11 points from six games, one ahead of Serbia, and will qualify for Euro 2020 if they win their remaining matches, at home to Lithuania and away to Luxemburg.”We played too much with our hearts and not enough with our heads,” said coach Fernando Santos.Also Read | Bulgarian PM wants resignation of Football Union head after England match debacleAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Cristiano RonaldoFollow Euro 2020 qualifiers Nextlast_img read more

Bab elMandeb Saw 62 Mn bd of Crude Oil Shipments in 2018

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Around 6.2 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil, condensate, and refined petroleum products flowed through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait in 2018, according to data provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).The volume increased from 5.1 million b/d that went through the strategic route for oil and natural gas shipments toward Europe, the United States, and Asia in 2014.Total petroleum flows through the Bab el-Mandeb accounted for about 9 percent of total seaborne-traded crude oil and refined petroleum products in 2017. Some 3.6 million b/d moved north toward Europe, while 2.6 million b/d was shipped mainly to Asian markets.Additionally, EIA noted that the total LNG flows through the Bab el-Mandeb stood at 1.3 billion cubic feet per day in 2018.Before 2015, volumes of LNG passing through the strait matched those passing through the Suez Canal because the Red Sea did not have any LNG infrastructure. In 2015, both Jordan and Egypt began importing small volumes of LNG into Red Sea ports, and these countries’ imports of LNG peaked in 2016 at 1.4 billion cubic feet per day, 80% of which was delivered through the waterway.More recently, as new natural gas fields in Egypt have come online, the need for Egypt to import LNG has decreased. Like flows to Egypt, total northbound flows of LNG via the Bab el-Mandeb have also decreased since 2016 as northbound flows to other destinations have remained fairly constant.The Bab el-Mandeb Strait is a sea route chokepoint between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East, connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea.Most exports of petroleum and natural gas from the Persian Gulf that transit the Suez Canal or the SUMED Pipeline pass through both the Bab el-Mandeb and the Strait of Hormuz.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_img -30- HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Today, Aug. 10, and on Wednesday, Aug. 12, there will be a 20 minute closure of Highway 102 (Bicentennial Highway) between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to allow for blasting at the Larry Uteck Interchange. Drivers should expect delays or use alternate routes which will be indicated by electronic signs. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116last_img

Inters Mauro Icardi reportedly set for move to PSG

first_imgMilan: Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, his club’s leading scorer in each of the last five seasons and former captain, is set to join Paris St Germain, the Gazzetta dello Sport and other Italian media said on Monday. The move would end a turbulent spell at the club for the Argentine, who has fallen out with fans along on the way and provided fodder for the gossip columns thanks to his marriage to Wanda Nara, a media personality who also acts as his agent. Gazzetta published what it said was a photograph of Icardi and Nara at Malpensa airport, saying would board a private jet for Paris to finalise a loan spell at PSG with an option to buy. Other Italian media carried the same story, including Sky Sport Italia. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe 26-year-old, an out-and-out centre forward who is deadly in the penalty area but whose contribution elsewhere on the pitch has been questioned, has scored 124 goals in 219 appearances in all competitions during six years at the club. Despite his scoring exploits, Icardi fell out with Inter’s hard core fans over an account of an argument with supporters in his autobiography in 2016. Curva Nord ultras responded that “Icardi is not our captain, not now or ever” and applauded when he missed a penalty in one of Inter’s next games. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIn February, he was stripped of the captaincy after becoming embroiled in protracted negotiations over a new contract. He then said he could not play because of a knee injury although the club said a medical exam had found nothing wrong. He returned to the side in April after talks between his lawyer and the club, although Luciano Spalletti, the Inter coach at the time, said it had been “humiliating” for Inter to have to negotiate with a player to get him to play.last_img read more

Missing Women Inquiry hobbled by high profile withdrawals

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Missing Women Inquiry continues to draw criticism.A high profile Aboriginal organization withdrew its support for the committee this week, hours after an independent legal counsel representing Aboriginal interests withdrew her involvement.These are just the latest to be added to the long list of other First Nation organizations who have already pulled out of the inquiry.APTN National News reporter Tina House has this story.last_img

Moroccan Exporters Free Trade with US Did Not Profit Morocco

Rabat – The Moroccan Exporters Association (ASMEX) recently met US Department of Commerce Foreign Commercial Service Officer Nathalie Scharf in Casablanca.The meeting discussed possible future collaborations from a shared profitability perspective, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).“The free trade agreement between Morocco and the US has not been beneficial to Moroccan exporters, given the size of the US market and the complex procedures yet unfamiliar to Moroccan companies,” said ASMEX President Hassan Sentissi El Idrissi, quoted in the statement.“This agreement should be reviewed in such a way as to consider the reality of Moroccan [small and medium-sized enterprises],” he added.US exports to Morocco hiked since the FTA took effectScharf drew attention to the opportunities that the US now offers to Moroccan investors and exporters.She invited Moroccan exporters to join the Select USA Investment Summit in June 2019, an event that will host high-level participants to help establish business relationships and develop economic activities.Both sides proposed ideas to boost Moroccan exports to the US market. One option involves setting up a program to support and refer Moroccan exporters to major US clients.The two parties also jointly proposed signing a tripartite memorandum of understanding between ASMEX, the Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency (AMDIE), and the US diplomatic representation for the Select USA program.The memorandum would mainly focus on supporting major Moroccan groups whose strategy is to do business in the US and throughout North and South America.The mission would involve organizing seminars to assist American investors in Africa and carrying out Moroccan-American economic missions to Africa, concluded the statement. Read also: Morocco’s Trade Deficit Widens as FDI Drops 2.7%Along with the growing presence of Moroccan businesses in sub-Saharan Africa came a number of tripartite opportunities involving the US.Earlier this month, Morocco and the US held the first session of the Africa working group under the Morocco-US Strategic Dialogue on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Morocco is the first African country to hold such a meeting with the US.However, questions surrounding fair trade prompted Moroccan exporters to call for a review of the Morocco-US free trade agreement, signed in 2004. Last month, US President Donald Trump commented on Morocco opening its market to US poultry imports in August 2018. Morocco also agreed to allow imports of US beef in December. read more

Multotecs high recovery water treatment plant for concentrator in Oman

first_imgAfter extensive test work and design, mineral processing specialist Multotec Group is commissioning a full scale DeSALx® plant to treat waste water from a flue gas desulphurisation scrubber, at a minerals processing plant in Oman in the Middle East. According to Carien Spagnuolo, Senior Process Engineer at Multotec Process Equipment, the leading edge DeSALx® technology is being combined with more traditional technologies, to achieve water recoveries exceeding 90%.“The pyro-metallurgical antimony plant in which we are installing this facility, is located in a very water-constrained area, requiring a high level of water recovery and permitting no liquid effluent from the site,” says Spagnuolo. “The antimony roaster produces waste water with high levels of heavy metals including antimony and arsenic, which need to be precipitated in a pre-treatment phase.”Based on the Continuous Ionic Filtration (CIF®) process from Multotec’s Australian technology partner CleanTeq Water, DeSALx uses two stages of CIF to desalinate brackish water and enables this effluent treatment process to operate at a much higher water recovery than conventionally possible.“This is achieved when the system is used in conjunction with an upfront precipitation step,” she explains. “This essentially creates a closed loop with no liquid waste production, as the waste from the DeSALx can be routed to the precipitation step.”The CIF system consists of a series of columns – each designed for a specific function: ion exchange and filtration; resin washing; and resin regeneration. In the DeSALx desalination process, a cationic resin is used in the first stage to remove cations from water, while in the second stage an anionic resin is used to remove anions.“Water produced using this technology has low total dissolved solids (TDS) and a neutral pH,” she further explains. “The system is regenerated with sulphuric acid and lime – both low-cost chemicals – producing a brine slurry saturated with gypsum.”The Oman plant comprises two precipitation steps. The first is dedicated to precipitating antimony, arsenic and heavy metals using ferric chloride to remove them from the limestone scrubber blowdown, while in the second step a lime precipitation neutralises the acid quench blowdown and treats the brine or waste produced by the DeSALx system.“Once the streams have been pre-treated in this way, they are fed into the dual-stage continuous ion exchange system to remove the high concentrations of calcium and sulphates,” Spagnuolo says. “This enables the reverse osmosis system to operate at these high water recovery levels.”The water treatment plant, which produces 10 m3/h of potable quality water for re-use within the antimony recovery plant, also includes a Multotec filter press to dewater solid waste.To achieve the optimal design, Multotec conducted a lengthy test work program at its dedicated laboratory in Spartan near Johannesburg. This included simulating the precipitation, continuous ion exchange and filtration unit processes on both a bench-top and laboratory pilot scale.“These tests gave us the basis for our design, while confirming that the proposed process would remove the necessary elements down to the required levels,” she notes. “During the test work, we were able to simulate the effect of changing feed conditions on the DeSALx system – proving its ability to adjust effectively to these variable conditions.”The project installation has been completed and commissioning is in progress, with final commissioning expected to be completed in Q4 2018.As the main contractor for the project, Multotec worked with other water treatment technology providers to supply a complete water treatment solution. DeSALx is marketed and distributed by Multotec on behalf of its Australian partners CleanTeq Water.last_img read more

BSV Silkeborg wants Dragicevic back

The best player of Danish League, Serbian line-player, Milutin Dragicevic (28) in time, when he played for BSV Bjerringbro Silkeborg is on “wishlist” of his former team, in a case if he leaves THW Kiel this summer. “Hercules”, which was his nickname in Denmark, didn’t found himself in THW Kiel. After he had problem to replace Ahlm, team management decided to sign contracts with Patrik Wiencek and René Toft Hansen.– BSV will always be interested in getting Milutin Dragicevic return, although it could be a problem with the economy, says Nicholas Jacobsen. ← Previous Story Men’s EHF CL (1/4 Finals): Barca with “+2” to Kiel Next Story → Barcelona stopped by Ciudad! Champions-title delayed BSV BjerringbroMilutin Dragicevic read more

Gardaí identify man who was discovered unconscious in Swords apartment complex

first_img Share22 Tweet Email Friday 16 Jun 2017, 6:44 AM http://jrnl.ie/3447064 By Garreth MacNamee 22,929 Views Short URL GARDAÍ HAVE IDENTIFIED the man who died after he was discovered in an underground car park in Swords earlier in the week.The man, who is a 46-year-old Latvian national with an address in Swords, was discovered in the underground car park of Carnegie Court Apartments at around 5.50am. He was removed to Beaumont Hospital where he later died from his injuries.Preliminary results of a post-mortem examination conducted by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis have been forwarded to investigating gardaí.Foul play is not suspected in the death and a file will be prepared for the coroner.Read: Landlords are calling for an end to ‘illegal rent control’ >Read: London tower block fire must serve as a ‘wake up call’ to Ireland > Jun 16th 2017, 6:44 AM Gardaí identify man who was discovered unconscious in Swords apartment complex He later died of his injuries. 13 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

77 ports de plaisance hissent le Pavillon Bleu

first_img77 ports de plaisance hissent le Pavillon BleuFrance – Le jury du label environnemental Pavillon Bleu a rendu son avis sur les ports de plaisance français. Soixante-dix-sept d’entre eux ont reçu l’écolabel, la région Provece-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur faisant figure de meilleure élève.Le Pavillon Bleu des ports de plaisance a récompensé pour la 24e année consécutive les installations portuaires qui prennent en compte le facteur environnemental dans leur politique de développement économique et touristique. Les sites sont évalués selon plusieurs critères, comme la gestion des déchets, la sensibilisation au respect de l’environnement, la prévention et la réduction des nuisances, ou encore la qualité des équipements sanitaires.À lire aussiRio+20 : des résultats en demi-teinteAlors que Narbonne (Aude) et Saint-Cyprien (Pyrénées-Orientales) fêtent leurs 20 ans de labellisation, trois ports de plaisance ont obtenu cette année leur tout premier écolabel : Nemours dans la Marne, Saint-Amand-les-Eaux dans le Nord et Rives, en Haute-Savoie.Ce sont en tout soixante-dix-sept ports qui ont décroché leur pavillon bleu, soit un de plus seulement qu’en 2009. Avec vingt-deux sites labellisés, la région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur arrive une nouvelle fois en tête du classement, suivie du Languedoc-Roussillon, du Var, de la Basse-Normandie et de la Bretagne.Le Pavillon Bleu existe dans quarante-et-un pays à travers le monde, ceux de l’Union européenne notamment, mais aussi le Maroc, l’Afrique du Sud, la Nouvelle-Zélande ou le Canada. Plus de 3.000 sites se sont ainsi vu attribuer l’écolabel. Une fois distingués par un jury international, les ports récompensés sont soumis à des visites de contrôle tout au long de l’année, afin de veiller au respect des critères.Le 11 mai 2010 à 10:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La lecture des empreintes sur du tissu rendue possible

first_imgLa lecture des empreintes sur du tissu rendue possibleDes chercheurs britanniques, en association avec les services de police écossais, viennent de trouver un moyen de lire des empreintes digitales laissées sur du tissu, chose jusqu’ici impossible.Les matières textiles étaient jusqu’à présent difficilement exploitables par les enquêteurs ou la police scientifique car il était très difficile d’y prélever d’éventuelles empreintes digitales. Cela s’avère pourtant extrêmement important dans certaines affaires où des empreintes auraient permis de savoir si une victime avait été précipitée dans des escaliers ou s’il ne s’agissait que d’un accident par exemple.À lire aussiDes peintures rupestres découvertes en Egypte ne seraient pas toutes d’origine humaineDes scientifiques ont tenté des expériences consistant à reproduire la technique de métallisation sous vide qui permet de retrouver des empreintes digitales sur des surfaces plastiques, indique Sciences et Avenir. Le tissu, disposé dans une chambre sous vide a été recouvert de fines couches d’or et de zinc. L’or, qui recouvre toute la pièce de tissu, ne se mélange au zinc qu’aux endroits où aucune empreinte ne se trouve.Ainsi, l’ensemble de l’empreinte apparaît, en négatif. Le principe fonctionnant parfaitement, il reste aux chercheurs à continuer leur étude pour confirmer ces résultats et les rendre parfaitement valides.Le 5 février 2011 à 09:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Twitter devrait avoir son propre service de partage de photos

first_imgTwitter devrait avoir son propre service de partage de photosLe réseau social veut récupérer la maîtrise de ce service, pour l’instant laissé à des entreprises extérieures.Twitter semble vouloir maîtriser complètement son écosystème. Après avoir développé ou racheté les applications clientes des principales plateformes mobiles, le réseau social s’attaque désormais au service de partage de photos, pour l’instant géré par des entreprises telles que Flickr, Instagram, Twitpic et Yfrog, explique Zdnet.Cette information devrait faire l’objet d’une annonce officielle révèle le site TechCrunch, sûrement lors de la conférence D9 à laquelle participera Dick Costolo, le PDG de Twitter. Une annonce qui risque vraisemblablement d’accentuer la tension entre Twitter et sa communauté de développeurs. On en saura en tout cas un peu plus sur ce projet, et notamment sur le système que la société compte proposer.Le 31 mai 2011 à 13:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une carte météo satellite pour prédire les épidémies de dengue

first_imgUne carte météo satellite pour prédire les épidémies de denguePour pouvoir prévoir où et quand les épidémies de dengue risque de frapper, des satellites vont essayer de dresser une “carte météo” des moustiques qui sont à l’origine de la transmission du virus.Le CNES, l’agence spatiale française, et Sanofi Pasteur ont annoncé hier leur association dans un projet pilote de “télé-épidémiologie”. L’objectif est de cartographier les zones menacées par la dengue, une maladie en pleine expansion. Le PDG de Sanofi-Pasteur, la branche vaccins du géant pharmaceutique Sanofi-Aventis, Olivier Charmeil, a expliqué que “l’utilisation d’images spatiales pour mieux comprendre les facteurs de risque de la dengue pourrait permettre d’anticiper les épidémies et donc de mieux s’y préparer”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Bien qu’incapables de détecter depuis l’espace des nuages de moustiques Aedes aegypti ou Aedes albopictus responsables de la transmission de la maladie, les satellites peuvent recouper un certain nombre de données, qu’elles soient d’ordre climatologiques, environnementales ou encore sanitaires. Grâce aux informations récoltées sur le terrain ces dernières années, les scientifiques pensent ainsi pouvoir analyser les mécanismes à l’œuvre dans les épidémies de dengue, explique Murielle Lafaye, responsable du programme dengue au CNES.”Notre but est d’obtenir une carte dynamique du risque, pouvoir dire “où et quand” en prenant en compte différents aspects climatiques à différentes échelles géographiques”, indique Mme Lafaye cité par l’AFP. De son côté, Sanofi Pasteur estime pouvoir commencer à produire un vaccin dès 2014. En attendant, le seul moyen de lutter contre la dengue consiste à lutter contre les moustiques, notamment en dépistant l’eau stagnante où ses larves se développent (les moustiquaires sont inefficaces dans la mesure où les moustiques Aedes piquent le jour).De plus, comme le relève le Dr Jean Lang, responsable du développement du vaccin pour la firme français, même après la commercialisation du vaccin contre la dengue, des cartes prévoyant les risques d’épidémie resteraient un atout précieux. En effet, cette “météo du moustique” permettrait de cibler les campagnes de vaccination vers les populations les plus exposées. Sanofi Pasteur compte pouvoir produire 100 millions de doses de vaccins par an dans son usine en construction à Neuville-sur-Saône (Rhône). Avec trois injections à prévoir (étalées sur un an) pour plus de 2,5 milliards de personnes (selon l’OMS), soit plus de 40% de la population mondiale, ce serait une manne financière colossale pour le laboratoire français.Le 7 février 2012 à 16:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

One injured in shooting on the 4600 block of Convoy Street

first_imgFacebookTwitter Updated: 11:35 PM Posted: February 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, One injured in shooting on the 4600 block of Convoy Street Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom February 15, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKEARNY MESA (KUSI)- One person was critically wounded tonight in a shooting outside of a restaurant in a strip mall in the Kearny Mesa area of SanDiego.Police responded about 10 p.m. to witness reports of eight to 10 men fighting in the 4600 block of Convoy Street and four to six shot fired, according to Officer John Buttle of the San Diego Police Department.A witness spoke to KUSI saying that he heard three gun shots and saw that the man was shot in the torso and the leg.The victim was transported to the hospital.Police are looking for two possible suspects believed to be connected to the shooting.The other men involved in the fight left the area in unknown directions, Buttle said. A description of the suspects were not immediately available.Responders are on the scene.This is a developing story. last_img read more