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Trial of former top Serbian security figures delayed by UN war crimes

18 March 2008The start of the war crimes trial of two former high-level officials with the Serbian secret service was today postponed by the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with worst crimes in the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s because of the medical problems of one of the men. The trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), sitting in The Hague, ordered that the trial of Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović – due to start this month – be delayed, at least until a hearing on 1 April to reassess the health of Mr. Stanišić.A report by the medical officer with the tribunal’s detention unit stated that Mr. Stanisić suffers from pouchitis, osteoporosis and has kidney stones, while he is also being treated for deep depression.An independent psychiatrist appointed by the ICTY registry and a gastroenterologist will also assess Mr. Stanišić ahead of the 1 April hearing.The two men are accused of having directed, organized, equipped, trained, armed and financed secret units of the Serbian state security apparatus which murdered, persecuted and deported Croats, Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Croats and other non-Serb civilians from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia between 1991 and 1995. read more

LCBO workers set strike vote date for later this month after union

TORONTO — Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be holding a strike vote on April 24 and 25.The union has long railed against the government’s move to sell beer, wine and cider in grocery stores, calling it “creeping privatization.”At the bargaining table, OPSEU says the LCBO is demanding “concessions” that it will not accept, and says major concerns include job security, scheduling and health and safety.Ontario knew about strong opposition to privatizing Hydro One and LCBO for more than a year, but did it anywayWilliam Watson: The LCBO ’s absurd monopoly has it ‘marketing’ something we’d all buy more of if liquor prices weren’t monopolizedOPSEU has asked the Ministry of Labour to appoint a conciliator and if those discussions fail, it can start the clock toward a strike.The union represents 7,500 LCBO staff whose collective agreement expired March 31.The LCBO says it is committed to reaching a negotiated agreement and is still optimistic that will happen.There are 130 grocery stores in Ontario now selling beer and cider — with 70 of those also selling wine — and the government intends to expand that to up to 450.The Canadian Press read more

Burt Shavitz the Burt behind natural cosmetics maker Burts Bees dies at

FILE- In May 23, 2014, file photo, Burt Shavitz poses for a photo on his property in Parkman, Maine. Shavitz, a former beekeeper, is the Burt behind Burt’s Bees. A spokeswoman for Burt’s Bees said Shavtiz died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at his home in rural Maine. He was 80. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) by David Sharp, The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2015 7:40 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind natural cosmetics maker Burt’s Bees, dies at 80 in Maine PORTLAND, Maine – The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt’s Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.A spokeswoman for Burt’s Bees said in an emailed statement Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends.Shavitz was a hippie making a living by selling honey when his life was altered by a chance encounter with a hitchhiking Roxanne Quimby. She was a single mother and a back-to-the-lander who impressed Shavitz with her ingenuity and self-sufficiency.In the 1980s she began making products from his beeswax, and they became partners.The business partnership ended after Quimby moved the company to North Carolina in 1994. The company continued to expand, but Shavitz moved back to Maine. He has said he was forced out after having an affair with an employee. In 2007, Clorox purchased Burt’s Bees for $925 million.“Burt was an enigma; my mentor and my muse. I am deeply saddened,” Quimby told The Associated Press in an email.Shavitz received an undisclosed settlement — and 37 acres in remote corner of Maine. He also continued to make appearances on behalf of the company.“What I have in this situation is no regret,” he said last year while sitting in a rocking chair in his home in Parkman. “The bottom line is she’s got her world and I’ve got mine, and we let it go at that.”Though he is known for being a character from the backwoods of Maine, Shavitz grew up around New York, served in the Army in Germany and shot photos for Time-Life before leaving the city.He tried leaving Maine once before, spending a winter on a warm island, but was drawn back to the state. He was also the subject of a documentary, “Burt’s Buzz.”“Burt was a complex man who sought a simple life in pace with the seasons of nature on his land,” the company said in a statement. “If there is one thing we will remember from Burt’s life, in our fast-paced, high-tech culture, it’s to never lose sight of our relationship with nature.”In recent years, Shavitz lived in a cluttered house with no running water. A converted turkey coop that used to be his home remained on his property. He liked passing the time by watching wildlife. read more

Classic matchup New York vs Atlanta United in MLS playoffs

ATLANTA — This has all the makings of an MLS Cup final.The New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United are the two best teams in Major League Soccer. Their battle for the Supporters’ Shield went down to the final day of the regular season . The Red Bulls totalled the most points in league history, with Atlanta right behind.“I think this is exactly what MLS wanted in the playoffs,” New York goalkeeper Luis Robles said.Even if it does fall one step ahead of the championship game.These two powerhouses will meet in a two-leg Eastern Conference final, which begins Sunday night before another expected crowd of more than 70,000 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The second game will be Thursday night in Harrison, New Jersey.“The approach is what it’s been all along,” said Red Bulls coach Chris Armas, who took over the job at midseason when Jesse Marsch left for a job in Europe . “The last 10 games of the season felt like playoff games. We felt like we couldn’t slip up. That’s what it feels like now.”The Red Bulls were a charter member of MLS when the league was founded in 1996 (known originally as the MetroStars), and they’ve been one of MLS’ most successful clubs.But they’ve never won an MLS Cup, coming closest to a title in 2008 when they lost to Columbus Crew in the final. Despite winning the Supporters’ Shield for the third time in six years with 71 points, this team knows that anything less than a championship will be viewed as a failure.“Yeah, it’s been an amazing season,” Armas said. “But we’re 23 years going, and there’s a cup out there we want really bad.”In just two seasons, United has quickly emerged as a league’s marquee franchise, featuring two of the league’s most dazzling players (Golden Boot winner Josef Martinez and Miquel Almiron, both MVP finalists) and boasting some of the best fan support of any club in the world. Atlanta broke its own attendance record this season, averaging more than 53,000 per game at its dazzling, retractable-roof home.But even with all that success, there’s something missing.A trophy.United went into the last day of the regular season leading the Supporters’ Shield standings, only to flop in a 4-1 loss at Toronto that allowed the Red Bulls to take the prize.Defender Michael Parkhurst said that slip-up is providing extra motivation in the playoffs, which Atlanta opened with a win over New York City in the Eastern Conference semifinals.“If we had won the Supporters’ Shield and just got knocked out playoffs against New York City, we probably would’ve looked back and said, ‘Hey, it was still a pretty good season.’ Now, I don’t think we’ll be able to look back and say that until we win a trophy,” Parkhurst said. “The goal is to win a trophy, for sure.”United also wants to send its coach out in style.Tata Martino has already announced he will be leaving at the end of the season , reportedly to take over as Mexico’s national team coach. The former Barcelona and Argentina national coach has been a huge factor in Atlanta’s immediate success, most notably by persuading talented South American players such as Martinez and Almiron to take a chance on an MLS expansion team.Before the playoff-clinching win over New York City FC , United fans unveiled a tifo of Martino in statue-like form.“People understand that Tata has had a big role in this team from the beginning,” Parkhurst said. “We were able to bring in talent that may not have come here without him. It’s not only what we’ve done on the field, the product we’ve been able to bring on a weekly basis and the results. It’s also the culture he created here from day one.”The Red Bulls’ success is all the more remarkable given the jarring change they went through in early July when Marsch left to become assistant manager with RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga, leading to Armas’ promotion.Since he took over, New York is 12-3-3 — including five straight victories to close the regular season. In the Eastern Conference semifinals against Columbus, the Red Bulls rebounded from a 1-0 loss on the road to win the series with a 3-0 victory at home.“It’s never easy when transitioning from assistant coach to head coach,” New York’s Sean Davis said. “There are different ways you have to manage players. But Chris has done a fantastic job of adjusting. There’s nothing that really prepared him for that until he stepped into the head coaching role. With the limited time he got, he’s been fantastic. The guys love playing for him just like they loved playing for Jesse Marsch.”___Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at . His work can be found at more AP soccer: and Newberry, The Associated Press read more

Venus Williams Slapped with Wrongful Death Lawsuit That Directly

Venus Williams spoke about the fatal June 9 collision through her attorney. (Facebook)Venus Williams has been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit following the car crash that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old man Sunday, June 25, but an earlier statement from her attorney contradicts its claims.In documents obtained by TMZ Friday, June 30, the lawsuit on behalf of Linda and Jerome Barson alleges Wiliams failed to yield at a Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., intersection earlier this month. It also claims the seven-time Grand Slam winner ran a red light and drove distracted and speeding, although a police report stated there was no evidence of her using an electronic device while driving.A statement issued to the website from Williams’ attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, following news about the star being blamed for the collision negates the suit’s claim.“Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light,” the lawyer said. “The police report estimates that Ms. Williams was traveling at 5 mph when Mrs. Barson crashed into her. Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.”Filed by Michael Steinger, the attorney of Linda Barson, whose husband, Jerome Barson ultimately died due to the crash, the documents state the Barsons’ SUV was “crushed, the front windshield shattered, the airbags deployed, there was crush damage to the rear on the driver’s side, and the back window was shattered” as a result of Linda Barson T-boning Williams’ slowed-down SUV.Jerome Barson suffered head trauma, a fractured spine, massive internal bleeding and massive internal organ damage and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit. His wife had multiple broken bones and a cracked sternum. The estate is seeking unspecified damages loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, and loss of companionship for Linda, who was married to her husband for 33 years according to the suit, and her family.Jerome Barson died nearly two weeks after the Friday, June 9, crash on his widow’s 68th birthday, June 22. read more

Digicel Text and Win winners

first_imgPertmy did not have much to say, but her winning smile and her dedication to the game earned her the grand prize which was presented to her at local Suzuki dealer, Bayview Motors.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp It was in July that DigicelTCI marked 10 years in the country, this culmination of the anniversary event was deemed exciting by Digicel executives including Stephen Murad who was on site and James Schofield of Bayview Motors. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 8, 2016 – Right about now, Pertmy Higgs of The Bight should be driving around in her brand new, 2016 Suzuki Alto thanks to the Text and Win 10th Anniversary promotion hosted by DigicelTCI.  Digicel also presented a $5,000 cheque to Elcie Hinson of Leeward who said she will have some fun with about $1,000 of the money and save the rest.   The winner of $1,500, Gary Lightbourne was unable to attend the presentation, he is stationed for work in Salt Cay but still gets his cash.  Related Items:digicel text and win, Elcie Hinson, Gary Lightbourne, Pertmy Higgs winner Pertmy texted as many as 700 times per day in order to win the car, and she told media at that presentation held on Wednesday that her mission was to win and that she was not at all surprised by the call. last_img read more

Passenger Tweets minilove story aboard flight— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018 — Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018 Last night on a flight home, my boyfriend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me so we could sit together. We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and well, now I present you with this thread.— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018The thread has amassed nearly 200,000 retweets and nearly half a million likes. The thread is full of photos of a couple videos.Check out the thread below:— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018 (WSVN) – Who said you can’t find love thousands of feet in the air? Twitter user Rosey Blair shared an entire thread of messages proving that true love may find its way between two strangers on a flight.On Tuesday morning, Blair wrote, “Last night on a flight home, my boyfriend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me so we could sit together. We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and well, now I present you with this thread.”Some Tweets may have suggestive language— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018 — Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018 — Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

ONGC To Adopt Taj Mahal and 5 Other Monuments Under Clean India

first_imgThe Taj Mahal, a world heritage site and one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, will come under the Clean India Campaign – a government programme aimed at improving hygiene and cleanliness in travel destinations.The white marble mausoleum located in Agra will be adopted in partnership with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) at a event in Taj Khema Hotel presided by Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi on Wednesday. Before inaugurating the Clean India Campaign, Chiranjeevi will visit the monument with officials of the ministry and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) director general.”It is the crown jewel among the tourist destinations in India and naturally is a priority destination under the campaign Clean India programme,” IANS reported,” the ministry said in a statement.The ONGC has taken upon its shoulders the responsibility of cleaning the 561 ft long marble mausoleum and its premises.”It’s a very important programme for us and we have made elaborate preparations. Agra deserves higher standards of cleanliness,” District Magistrate Zuher Bin Sagir told IANS.Agra Municipal Commissioner DK Singh said the ASI currently maintains the cleanliness standards inside the Taj Mahal, while the Agra Development Authority oversees the roads to the 17th centuray monument. He added that the area close to the Taj Mahal – Taj Ganj, the streets and the close by lanes are maintained by the municipal corporation.Apart from the Taj Mahal, ASI has given nod to ONGC’s proposal for adopting five more monuments under the Clean India campaign. The monuments include Ellora, Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra, the Red Fort in Delhi, Golkonda Fort near Hyderabad, and Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.The government’s move to launch the Clean India Campaign comes after the ministry shed light on tourists’ deep concerns with the unsatisfactory hygiene conditions in travel spots. Around 5.7 million foreigners visit India every year.last_img read more

TCS Infosys Among Top 50 Global Firms That Return More Spend Less

first_imgTwo Indian IT majors Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys have made it to the list of top 50 global companies that earn high profits and low capital expenditure, and dole out significant dividend to their shareholders.India’s largest software firm TCS handed out a massive dividend of ₹15,474 crore for fiscal year ending March 2015.The Mumbai-based software major was the highest dividend payer in the country in the fiscal year 2014-15, replacing state-owned miner Coal India, which held the top position for many years in the past.In contrast, none of the Chinese companies have found a place in the list, which includes world’s leading brands such as Apple, Oracle, Coke and McDonald’s. Brazil and Russia have appeared in the Citigroup’s World’s Biggest Cash Cow list, with one company from each country.The report is prepared by assessing the performance of nearly 2,400 companies globally, which have a market capitalisation of at least $10 billion (around ₹64,000 crore). The list is mostly dominated by American companies.The report said that the stock investors want companies to dole out more returns instead of high capital spending.”Right now, the market seems to want Cash Cows, not capex compulsives,” the report stated, according to The Economic Times.The iPhone-maker, Apple, topped the list, giving out a dividend of $56 billion to its shareholders in 2014. The US-based tech giant is currently the world’s most valued company with a market capitalisation of $750-billion.On the other hand, India’s second largest software firm paid a dividend of $900 million to its shareholders in FY15.TCS dividend payout is expected to give the much-needed financial boost to Tata Sons, as its big units such as Tata Motors and Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) struggle with losses and fail to pay any dividend.last_img read more

Vodafone India will soon launch 4G in Mumbai SIM cards available in

first_imgVodafone India on Wednesday announced the availability of 4G SIM cards across its stores in and around Mumbai. India’s second-largest telecom company will soon roll out its 4G network in the country’s financial capital.Depending on convenience, Vodafone subscribers can go and upgrade their SIMs to high-speed 4G-ready SIM’s at 56 Vodafone stores located across Mumbai.”Our 8.6 million customers in Mumbai have a lot to look forward to. We want our customers to be 4G-ready so they can start experiencing the benefits of high-speed mobile Internet services as soon as they are launched commercially. Hence, this facility to upgrade to 4G-ready SIMs has been rolled out in advance. We are excited and fully geared up to launch our 4G services on the superior 1,800-MHZ band in Mumbai soon,” Ishmeet Singh, Business Head at Vodafone India, told The Economic Times.In October 2015, another Economic Times report had said Vodafone would begin 4G services in India by December 2015, whereas the exact date of launching the service remains uncertain.According to reports, Vodafone has been sending out formal communication to its subscribers in Mumbai, in addition to that, another service is being offered — home delivery of 4G-ready SIMs for premium high-value customers in Mumbai.Vodafone India has partnered with various global technology service providers, and will launch 4G network in Kolkata, Delhi and Bengaluru by the end of March 2016, The Financial Express said.The company said a formal announcement is expected soon.last_img read more

It was inevitable Apples wireless AirPods get a safety strap

first_imgWith the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple has managed to divide opinion mainly due to the removal of the headphone jack from the handset. They also used that removal as an opportunity to introduce the AirPods: a completely wireless set of earbuds with 5-hour battery life and a recharging case as standard.The biggest concern surrounding the AirPods is how easy it will be to damage or lose them. They are tiny, and they cost $160. You really don’t want to drop one of them because it will either break on impact, get stepped on and therefore broken, or be lost forever.So, the inevitable has happened, and a third-party manufacturer has created a safety strap for the AirPods in record time. The strap is made by Spigen and has a list price of $19.99, but you can pick it up for $9.99 on Amazon. Even so, that’s $10 for a short piece of plastic cable on top of the $160 you already spent on the AirPods.The AirPods Strap Wire Cable Connector as it is called, has a gripping plastic ring on either end that each AirPod slots into securely. The strap then loops around under your chin or possibly around the back of your neck. If either earbud falls out of your ear it should hang in the strap rather than falling to the ground. If both fall out, at least it will be much easier to locate them.As the AirPods won’t be available until October, neither is the strap, but you can pre-order it. And Spigen is already trying to get a patent on the design because they know it’s going to be a popular accessory that’s copied by other 3rd parties trying to make a profit off the back of concern surrounding the AirPods design.last_img read more

Watch 1069 Dancing Robots Claim New World Record

first_img Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels A Chinese toy maker has broken the Guinness World Record for “most robots dancing simultaneously.”Yes—While you toil away at your desk for eight hours a day, five days a week, there are people out there programming machines to boogie woogie all night long.A whopping 1,069 synchronized bots lined up in Guangzhou, Guangdong earlier this month to perform a perfectly choreographed dance routine.(via Guinness World Records)“Well, almost perfect—a few of the robots fell down during the dynamic show, and these had to be deducted from the final record total,” according to the Guinness World Records site.The dance-off—more of a public relations move—earned maker WL Intelligent Technology Co. not only accolades, but public attention: As of press time, the Guinness World Records YouTube video has garnered hundreds of thousands of views.Dubbed “Dobi,” the 1.5-foot self-stabilizing android boasts 17 joints, allowing it to walk like a human, perform martial arts, do yoga, and, of course, bust a move. It can also interact with people, chatting and telling stories.Watch 1,069 Dobi robots cut a rug in the official video above.According to Guinness, the bots danced to 60 seconds of a song “called ‘Gentlemen,’” presumably of Psy fame. (I was holding out for “Mr. Roboto,” anything by Daft Punk, or this gem.)WL Tech beat two previous records, both claimed in 2016 by Chinese companies.(via Guinness World Records)In April, UBTECH Robotics Corp. made history when 540 “Alpha 1S” machines danced behind singer Sun Nan during the CCTV Sprint Festival Gala in Shenzhen.Four months later, Ever Win Company & Ltd. nearly doubled that achievement with 1,007 robots dancing in unison for a full minute. A few of the shimmying cyborgs, named QRC-2, were disqualified because they didn’t dance, or fell over.Backup dancers aren’t the only ones who should be quaking in their lace-up boots, though. Softbank’s Pepper robot—already adept at navigating busy malls—is learning to deliver Buddhist funeral rites.Editor’s Note: This story was updated on Aug. 30 with comment from Guinness World Records.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Can a Spritz of DNA Solve Colorados Weed Problem

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. We Now Know the DNA of GuacamoleDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later Stay on targetcenter_img Use and possession of cannabis is illegal under U.S. federal law. But policies regarding medicinal and recreational use vary greatly at the state level.Colorado famously legalized marijuana in 2014, authorizing licensed growers to cultivate and sell pot locally.The state’s $1.5 billion industry, however, has been threatened by criminal activity, like moving product over state lines or forging paperwork. And it’s becoming a problem for law enforcement.But a solution may arrive this summer.Last year, Applied DNA Sciences introduced its textile molecular tag technology, SigNature T, used to verify and track premium American cotton from gin to shirt.The same method could be applied to marijuana plants, identifying legal cannabis via a microscopic encrypted barcode.As described by Popular Mechanics, the system works by bonding to the plant without changing its DNA. These tags, engineered to hold up to 250 bits of information in the sequence of DNA nucleotides, can endure processing, and even shows up in refined products like oils and edibles.They use minimal moisture and dissolve in water to avoid affecting the plants.To analyze, simply feed a piece of the product into Applied DNA’s SigNify portable reader to confirm its farm, strain, and permit number.According to Popular Mechanics, the contents of each marker is secure—Applied DNA employees can access only portions—ensuring they can’t be copied.The New York-based company did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.Illegal weed tracking technology has made headlines in Colorado since early this year, when a new bill proposed all cannabis plants in the state be marked with a chemical tracking agent to help police locally grown hemp and marijuana.The bill, however, requires the Colorado State University Pueblo to “develop marijuana tracking technology” that can be scanned by a device, which must be approved by the Department of Revenue’s marijuana state licensing authority.A second, similar piece of legislation introduced in April was shot down almost instantly by the Colorado General Assembly.“During the 2018 legislative session, two bills were introduced that would’ve allowed the development of an agent to be applied to a marijuana plant that could be scanned in order to determine if it was cultivated by a licensed business or not,” a spokesman from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office told Geek in an email. “Both … were postponed indefinitely by the General Assembly.”Editor’s Note: This story was updated on May 18 with comment from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office.last_img read more

Physics Reveals the Key to a Great Golf Swing

first_img Ford, exoskeleton company address strain in overhead tasks “Even the most able golfers experience occasions when a ball hit deliberately with little effort inexplicably travels further than expected,” said White, of technology company Industrial Research Ltd. in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, to “But there is an explanation. A double pendulum model, which represents the golf swing reduced to its simplest elements, explains this effect and how to make a swing more efficient.”A double pendulum consists of one pendulum tacked on to the end of another. The upper pendulum swings from a fixed pivot point and the lower pendulum swings from the end of the upper one. In golf, the equivalent components are the shoulders (acting as the fixed pivot), arms and hands (the upper pendulum), and the club shaft and club head (the lower pendulum).There are several factors influencing the efficiency of a golf swing. Among them are the length of the club, the length of the player’s arms, the mass of the club head, the wrist-cock angle – how far backward the wrists are bent during the swing – and whether the wrists actively twist during the swing, resulting in wrist torque.White’s analysis is the first to consider wrist-cock angle. His model is also very simple in a Physics 101 kind of way, explaining the mechanics of the golf swing in terms of the club’s changing moment of inertia. These two points distinguish his work from similar analyses by C.B. Daish1 and the late University of Nebraska physicist Theodore Jorgensen2.White shows that the energy and momentum of the arm-club system are redistributed during the swing as a direct result of the uncocking of the wrists that takes place before the club strikes the ball. “As the wrists uncock near the bottom of the swing, the club head and the hands are moving in different directions, which means the club pulls against the hands and slows them down,” White said. “This means, in turn, that the kinetic energy in the shoulders and arms is transferred to the club. Without wrist-cock, most of the kinetic energy stays in the arms and shoulders and the swing is inefficient. Best of all, the golfer does not have to do any extra work to make the transfer happen.” Thus, wrist-cock is the make-or-break factor in a good golf swing.The full range of motion of the double pendulum is described by two complicated equations. In fact, White says, they are too complicated to be of much help in a study of the golf swing. “They obscure the basic mechanism by which the golf swing derives its efficiency.”He simplified the equations by removing the components that account for radial motion – motion away from the shoulders, such as what would happen if the club handle slipped down slightly in the golfer’s hands during the swing. There are two key points in the swing where radial motion does not factor in: at the end the first half of the swing when the golfer is holding the club at a fixed wrist-cock angle and about to release the club, and the instant before the club head strikes the ball, when the golfer’s arms and the club line up vertically. By using these two snapshots, White broke the swing down into a much more basic and manageable system.“This model helps explain why learning a good swing can be difficult,” he concludes. “Both the extraordinary effectiveness of wrist cock in gaining distance (without having to do additional work) and the loss in distance that occurs with the application of wrist torque are counter-intuitive.”Citation: Rod White, “On the efficiency of the golf swing,” Am. J. Phys., 74 1088-1094 (2006)References:1 C.B. Daish, The Physics of Ball Games. (London: The English University Press, 1972)2 Theodore P. Jorgensen, The Physics of Golf. (Melville, NY: The American Institute of Physics, 1994)By Laura Mgrdichian, Copyright 2006 Citation: Physics Reveals the Key to a Great Golf Swing (2006, December 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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. Explore further What happens when a golf-loving researcher injures a shoulder and can’t play for three months? Rod White, a metrologist (measurement scientist), used the spare time off the course to undertake an analysis that revealed the foundation of an effective golf swing. As it turns out, it’s all in the wrists. The simple double-pendulum model of the golf swing, showing key angles, lengths, and masses. For instance, m1, m2, and m3 are the masses of the arms/hands, club head, and ball, respectively; L1 is the length of the arms/hands, and L2 is the length of the club head). (a) The system before the club is released and (b) when the club is about to strike the ball.last_img read more

Marriage Therapists Who Follow Their Own Advice

first_imgBecause marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned along the way. Occupations The couple, both of whom have Ph.D.’s in psychology, are the founders of the Gottman Institute, a Seattle company that helps couples build and maintain healthy relationships based on scientific studies. They are co-authors of “Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love,” which was published in February by Workman Publishing. Who Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, 68, and Dr. John Gottman, 77center_img Their Marriage 31 years, 9 months and counting Read the whole story: The New York Timeslast_img read more

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first_img Abiomed Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Impella 2.5 cardiac assist device, allowing Abiomed to sell the device in the U.S.The Impella 2.5 is cleared for use under the 510(k) for partial circulatory support for periods up to six hours. The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) also has 510(k) clearance and approximately 110,000 are used each year in the U.S. The Impella 2.5 is inserted percutaneously in the catheterization laboratory via the femoral artery into the left ventricle. Up to 2.5 liters of blood per minute are delivered by the pump from the left ventricle into the ascending aorta, providing the heart with active support in critical situations. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | July 08, 2008 Abiomed Receives 510(k) Clearance last_img read more

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such as when a when a white woman tries to hug him is maneuvered into a handshake instead, “This is due to wrongful and easy acquisition of firearms in violation of due process as laid down by the enabling laws and regulations. pic."Source: The Guardian Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: World newsA critically endangered Sumatran tiger has been tragically killed by a pig trap in Indonesia. so that raises some questions that hopefully they (the two men in the video) can provide us the answers to. read more

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“The times are changing. Kajal said films like Baahubali are too expensive and the industry cannot afford, This ratio would increase in favour of PMC if large number of vehicles are caught violating traffic rules, Tambe said The civic body been had so far failed to start using the system as there was no pact on revenue sharing with the police Later it was decided that it would be implemented by appointing a private agency But there was resistance from political partiesincluding the NCP For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: April 27 2013 2:38 am Related News Alleging anomalies of Rs 200 crore in land allotment done under the group housing scheme of 2007 in NoidaCongress MLA from Deoria Akhilesh Pratap Singh has demanded CBI probe and action against the guilty officers In a letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on FridaySingh said that an inquiry conducted by the UP government in June 2012 had found irregularities and a loss of Rs 152 crore to the state exchequer Thereforehe demanded the tender awarded should be cancelled and there should be fresh allotment of land at current rates Undue benefits were given to a company in the allotment of about 33 acre of land in Noida under the Group Housing Scheme of 2007 The present government is sitting on the inquiry reportwhich was submitted to them in June 2012, This is a case which clearly demonstrates that doctors should not give empirical treatment. able director and the encouragement of Aamir Khan.

Meanwhile, Of the 40 samples that we have tested so far, has penned an emotional tribute to her, 2013 5:28 am Related News In a departure from the tradition of promoting national integration on August 15," Mamata Banerjee. and Hamilton wins, "Really looking forward to play the first game and I am going to make sure I keep my nerves in control and just play with a cool mind, 23,Aditya Chopra says Ranveer Singh is the new Shah Rukh Khan, has been shabby.

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said,We ordered an inquiry into the alleged irregularities and found that none of them warranted the cancellation of the exam In factall the students complained before the declaration of the result Post the resultsno one has approached the university? 2012 6:30 am Related News BJP has decided to hold meetings of party workers across the state between July 23 and 30 as part of preparations for the coming state Assembly elections. But if India manage to pull it off, download Indian Express App More Top News" during a Congressional hearing.neurosurgeons in AIIMS will hold public talks on such problems and other child neurological problems. International Telecommunication Union, the researchers set out to study what lies underneath these individual psychological differences. the Kid’s Choice Awards has a star-studded line up of acts by Varun Dhawan, Handshakes all around #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.

2009 2:35 pm Related News Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday lauded the local police for playing a key role in dealing with militancy in the state and helping in the process of restoring peace. It had looked briefly off the final bend that the Trinidadian-born Clement might have his work cut out. During the recession,no matter who is elected. and strategies to generate quantifiable results for their business,5 lakh and her children Rs 57. We need better insurance policies that are rational and sustainable as business models. “He (Paresh Rawal) doesn’t see my work. also his parliamentary constituency, “It was a pretty big game and it was good to get a big?

Rohit reached to his 50 as he hoisted Kieron Pollard for? Taxes imposed are meant to take care of such basic facilities. The poll showed that the most common reason for Paris Hilton induced headaches is her lack of talent.kidney problems, more than 90 local youths have joined militancy which is the highest in the last seven years.The numbers declined considerably between 2011 to 2015 and picked up in the last two years In 2010 some 54 youths joined militancy in 2011 the number was 23 in 2012 it declined to 21 in 2013 it was 16 in 2014 it was 53 in 2015 the number remained 66 and in 2016 it climbed to 88 The steady increase in the number of local youths joining militancy is attributed by senior police officials to the protests that were witnessed after the killing of Wani The public support for the militants has notched up considerably and due to the mass support for militancy even the educated youth are joining militant ranks Slain HM militant Irfan’s brother Imran Abdullah Ganie said that his brother joined militancy even as his family was well off?They own an orchard spread over 30 kanals of land from which apples worth Rs 8 to 10 lakh are produced every year.40-34);Group F: Bhargav Patel(Corner Pocket) bt Omkar Nalawade(Pool Around) 3-0(64-42, Chennai. read more

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And the endless re-runs of Prince? Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police J Ravinder Goud said Maurya was the main accused in the robbery and had escaped with the maximum of the jewellery robbed. As per the procedure,” the sources quoted Omar as having said. Yet it is also true that the formalities of lifting financial sanctions take time and even now many European banks are hesitant to get into gear.The sale of these documents will take place at Vikas Sadan,and we have received a tender of Rs 692 crore.Zeeshan Johar and Amjadali Rana on June 15, it flows to the adjacent empty sites and, as he was impatient enough to attack when Froome was facing mechanical trouble and was chastised for it.

then endured a nightmare start to their second innings in Mumbai.” Top News Ahead of the civic polls in the national capital, everyone is happy with the way how BCCI is taking care of its players, Because IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano expects results by next December, But the opposition says 20 people have died," PTI Written by Express News Service | Published: August 29, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 14, Earlier, Taking their love for the special barcode to a whole new level, In the Nagpur Municipal Corporation.

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