Pant cant do it everyday so Dhawan needs to pace up Ponting

first_imgNew Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan has to up the ante in the Powerplay overs as it will not be possible for Rishabh Pant to be the swashbuckler everyday, feels Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting. Delhi lost to Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in their second IPL game on Tuesday night. Dhawan’s batting has become a talking point as he didn’t score at a particularly good pace even in the opening win against the Mumbai Indians. Asked if he would have liked Dhawan to accelerate, Ponting replied, “Ideally, yes you’d like that. But it obviously wasn’t an easy wicket either for anyone to go in and strike, especially at the end of the PowerPlay.” Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Dhawan’s strike-rate has been less than 115, which is considered poor in T20 format as his scores of 43 off 36 balls (MI) and 51 off 47 balls (CSK) would indicate. “There’s a certain role that we want Shikhar to play in this team. Even by his own admission, he would’ve liked to score quicker today but at the 15th over mark we were 118 for 2,” Ponting said. “We struggled to get to 147 so it’s the back-end of the innings that I am sort of most disappointed in because I think we set up the front part of the innings pretty well,” he added. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later It was Pant’s dismissal that became the difference between a good and a below-par total. The former Australian skipper said one shouldn’t expect the maverick keeper-batsman to do the job everyday. “No, we can’t expect Rishabh to play like he did in Mumbai, everyday. No one can do that. No one can go and get 78 off 20-odd balls in every game. But it was there for that to happen today. It wasn’t just Rishabh, (Colin) Ingram had an opportunity as well. Shreyas (Iyer) had a good opportunity again today,” he explained. The Australian batting legend, however, refrained from being overtly critical of Dhawan’s performance. “…in an ideal world, yes, we’d want Shikhar to score quicker but it was difficult. He’d hurt his ankle while batting as well so his usual running between the wickets was a little bit hampered tonight,” Ponting cited the senior opener’s niggle as one of the reasons for his slow batting. When the Delhi Capitals batted, the pitch looked different from how it played when Shane Watson and Suresh Raina attacked the bowlers in the Powerplay overs. The coach ruled out pitch being a factor. “I don’t think the pitch was a factor. I think the pitch remained pretty similar all the way through the innings. I think CSK when they were chasing that sort of a total, having bowled first on the wicket, they knew was going to slow down a lot in the middle overs,” he said. Ponting said he firmly believes that it wasn’t poor bowling but batting at the death that cost them the match. “So tactically they had to come out quite hard in the Powerplay and try and get ahead of the game, which is what they did. We probably just over-attacked a little bit with the ball, we probably went searching for early wickets. “But at the end of the day, it wasn’t the bowling that cost us the game. We were 20-30 runs short with the bat, which has been the difference in the game,” he concluded.last_img read more

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The Latest Avenatti says hes confident hell get justice

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Latest on federal criminal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):4:10 p.m.Attorney Michael Avenatti says he believes justice will be served in his bank and wire fraud case.After a court appearance Monday in California, Avenatti said he’s long represented “Davids versus Goliaths” in the same justice system in which he now faces charges.The attorney known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump is accused of fraudulently obtaining bank loans and pocketing funds belonging to a client.Avenatti waived his right to a preliminary hearing in federal court in Santa Ana. He’s scheduled to be arraigned April 29, but his lawyer says he may seek a waiver so his attorneys can appear on his behalf.Avenatti was arrested last week in New York and charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike in a separate case.___12 a.m.Attorney Michael Avenatti faces a hearing in federal court in California on charges he fraudulently obtained $4 million in bank loans and pocketed $1.6 million that belonged to a client.The brash lawyer known for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump is expected at a hearing Monday in the Orange County city of Santa Ana.Avenatti has long faced allegations from a former client and a former partner that he was hiding money to avoid paying what he owed.Now, federal authorities are adding their voices to that chorus, with the spectre of a long prison sentence.Avenatti is charged with wire and bank fraud. He was arrested last week in New York on unrelated extortion charges and released on $300,000 bail.He says he expects to be exonerated.The Associated Press read more

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UN World Food Programme warns of unprecedented hunger in Uganda

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that unless donors came forward with urgent contributions, the victims of fighting in northern Uganda will soon face severe food shortages and unprecedented hunger. WFP is seeking 18,000 tonnes of food for over half a million people, including many displaced persons or refugees fleeing the prevailing insecurity, until the end of the year. The sharp increase in fighting since June has caused almost daily raids on displacement camps and refugee settlements. According to WFP, the attacks usually involve a brutal mix of abductions, executions and the widespread destruction of property, leaving thousands of people homeless and destroying belongings and crops across the region. “People in Northern Uganda are already suffering horribly as a result of the fighting, and the destruction of their crops is having a terrible effect on their nutritional condition,” said Ken Davies, WFP’s Country Director for Uganda. “All the stocks from the previous harvest have been exhausted, and no additional food production is expected during the following year.” WFP, which is the only humanitarian agency with access to camps and settlements beyond the two main towns in the region, does not have the necessary resources to continue providing all the urgently needed assistance. The agency says it has already been forced to reduce food rations being distributed in Gulu district by 30 per cent and warns that if the funding situation does not improve, further cuts are envisaged in other areas next month, resulting in complete lack of food security for the vulnerable people of the affected region. read more

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Fight against poverty will not be won without attention to elderly –

Speaking to a briefing in New York on Thursday that brought together more than 400 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), General Assembly President Jan Eliasson called for “solidarity between generations to remove artificial borderlines between young and old, north and south.”UN Assistant Secretary-General Jomo Kwame Sundaram pointed out that the number of elderly in the world population is set to quadruple by 2015, and if something is not done to help them, poverty will swell at a commensurate rate.Analyzing current trends, he said many traditional support mechanisms, such as the extended family, have eroded, leaving large numbers of grandparents vulnerable. Compounding these pressures, grandparents are now increasingly caring for their grandchildren. In Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, over 60 per cent of all orphans are taking in by grandparents who generally receive no State assistance to cope with the added economic burden.Mr. Sundaram charged that while many antipoverty programmes target specific population groups, “older women and older men largely remain invisible to many policy makers and development agencies.”At the same time, he sounded a note of hope, noting that the elderly are organizing themselves to good effect. “Change is coming about,” he told the gathering, “and civil society [representatives] can only help.” read more

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GM buys software company to speed autonomous car development

GM buys software company to speed autonomous car development by The Associated Press Posted Mar 11, 2016 7:05 am MDT Last Updated Mar 11, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2010 file photo, a General Motors Co. logo is shown during a news conference in Detroit. GM has acquired a small software company that’s been testing autonomous vehicles on the streets of San Francisco. The Detroit automaker says it purchased Cruise Automation, on Friday, March 11, 2016, in an effort to speed up development of self-driving vehicles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) DETROIT – With hopes of speeding development of self-driving cars, General Motors has acquired a small software company that’s been testing vehicles on the streets of San Francisco.The Detroit automaker says it purchased Cruise Automation, a 40-person firm that was founded just three years ago.The move, coupled with GM’s in-house research, should help the company in its race with Google and others to have autonomous cars start transporting people on public roadways.GM wouldn’t give a timetable for rolling out the technology, but President Dan Ammann said it would happen as soon as the company can demonstrate that the cars are ready.“It’s our view that driverless technology will be demonstrably safer than the human driver,” Ammann said in a telephone interview.Cruise Automation, along with Google, is among the few companies with permits from the state of California to test the cars, said Kyle Vogt, the company founder and CEO. The company is working to tackle the biggest obstacles to autonomous cars — seeing the lane lines in bad weather and integrating data from cameras and other sensors so the cars make the right decisions on the road, Vogt said. “I agree that’s a challenge,” he said. “Looking at lane markers isn’t going to get you there.”Cruise reported one crash to the state Department of Motor Vehicles in which an autonomous car rear-ended a city of San Francisco parking enforcement vehicle. Vogt said the car’s backup human driver had taken control of the vehicle when it crashed.GM wouldn’t disclose the purchase price of deal, which was announced Friday. It said all Cruise Automation employees will join GM and work as a separate unit, and there are plans to hire more people.It’s GM’s third high-profile venture this year in new mobility. The company has invested $500 million in the ride-sharing company Lyft and it has started a car-sharing service in Ann Arbor, Michigan that it plans to expand to other metro areas.___This story has been corrected in 6th and 8th paragraphs to make it Cruise Automation, not Cruise Technologies read more

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New apprenticeship opportunities with LTC following £50m investment

The London Taxi Company has announced that it will take on 30 manufacturing apprentices under a new scheme based in Coventry, just weeks after it was revealed that parent company Geely will invest an additional £50 million in its facilities there.The money is intended to increase research capability at the new, purpose built Ansty Park site, based close to the existing factory in Holyhead Road, and brings total investment in the new facility to £300m. The factory will be home to development of the TX5 hybrid model, and when up and running, is expected to produce 36,000 hybrid electric Black Cabs each year. This was just one of a number of Chinese investment announcements in the UK which coincided with a state visit from Chinese premier, Xi Jinping.The zero emission-capable TX5s are expected to be on London’s roads from the end of 2017, in time to comply with new regulations being introduced by the Mayor of London from January 2018, which will reduce the level of emissions allowed from new taxis. London is also set to introduce Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) from 2020, as part of ongoing work to reduce emissions in the capital.The company plans to develop the new vehicle with significantly increased UK and EU content, bringing benefits to the UK supply chain and further marking out Britain’s role in the development of  ultra low emission technologies.Thirty apprenticeships are available as part of the scheme, which is open to 17-23 year olds and begins in January 2016. The successful candidates will initially work on the manufacture of the current iconic London Black Cab, with the possibility of moving on to building the new hybrid electric model at Ansty Park.Apprenticeship applications close on 18 December. Full details are available on the LTC website: http://london-taxis.co.uk/job-detail?id=39319Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Football Ohio StateMichigan rivalry redefined after 2016

OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) celebrates as he scores a rushing touchdown in second overtime to win the game for the Buckeyes on Nov. 26 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 30-27. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe Ohio State-Michigan rivalry added perhaps its most thrilling chapter yet last season as it took double-overtime, a close fourth-down review and a walk-off touchdown scored by H-back Curtis Samuel to seal the Buckeyes’ 30-27 victory and send thousands of Ohio State fans onto the field to celebrate the win.Much ado was made after the game as coach Jim Harbaugh created a spectacle, displaying with his hands the distance by which he thought quarterback J.T. Barrett had fallen short of a first down on his fourth-down carry that saved Ohio State’s season and set up Samuel’s run.This season, however, “The Game” will not be held in Ohio Stadium. Instead, the Buckeyes will travel up to The Big House to play their arch-rivals in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a five-year win streak on the line, and possibly College Football Playoff hopes hanging in the balance.So following the heartbreaking loss for Harbaugh and the Wolverines, will the third-year head coach lead the Wolverines to their second win against the Buckeyes this decade? Or will Ohio State hold off Michigan for the sixth straight season and pull out another win?One of the major narratives from last season was that the youth of Ohio State, which had returned only six starters from the previous year, was going to be forced to deal with one of the more veteran teams in the country as Michigan returned 14 starters. There also were playoff implications on the line as both teams had already suffered a loss. Everything about last season’s matchup seems to have flipped for this year. Ohio State has already lost a game and likely needs to win out to have any hopes of a national championship. This means the Buckeyes will play teams like Penn State, Iowa and Nebraska knowing that a single loss essentially ends its season.The experience scale also has swapped for both teams. Ohio State has 15 returning starters and Michigan has just five, the fewest among FBS teams.Despite the inexperience, Michigan is off to a hot start to its new season. The Wolverines got off to slow starts against both then-No. 17 Florida and Cincinnati the following week, but each time dominated the second halves en route to 33-17 and 36-14 victories, respectively.The defense of Michigan, which has one returning starter, has been by far the most dominant unit for the team. It ranks 34th among FBS teams with an average of just 156.5 passing yards per game and has limited opponents to only 39.5 rushing yards per game, third-lowest in the nation. Ohio State, with all its returning starters, has not looked nearly as hot. The team ranks last in passing yards allowed (403) and has looked just as sluggish on the other side of the football, averaging just 243.5 passing yards per game. And while both the rushing defense and rushing offense have looked strong to kick off the season, a slow start against Indiana and a 31-16 loss to Oklahoma have the team looking less like the preseason No. 2 team and more like a team with a real shot to finish third in its own division.If early trends play out, the Wolverines would appear to have the edge on paper. They have statistically been the better team, host the matchup and have looked more impressive in the early going this season. But anything can happen in rivalry games. Players always talk about the history ingrained in “The Game” and about how that matchup just means more. So will this finally be Michigan’s year, or will Ohio State come out on top and keep its winning streak alive?Only time will tell. read more

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Howden bolsters mine ventilation line with ACI and AFS acquisitions

first_imgGlobal engineering business Howden has acquired both Advanced Combustion Inc (ACI) and Advanced Fan Systems as it looks to expand its mine ventilation offering.ACI, located in Toronto, is the leading designer, manufacturer and installer of mine air heating equipment for the mining industry, according to Howden. Advanced Fan Systems, meanwhile, manufactures a line of fans for a wide range of ventilation applications.“This acquisition is a further continuation of Howden’s total mine ventilation solutions strategy to provide the global mining industry with a portfolio of best-in-class products, controls and services that gives customers the most efficient solution to their ventilation needs,” the company said.Howden’s business spans mine ventilation and waste water treatment to heating and cooling. Just last year, the company acquired Chasm Consulting and its Ventsim software, providing Howden with a full suite of solutions for mine ventilation, from modelling and design software to full turnkey projects including main and auxiliary fans, instrumentation, automation and Ventilation on Demand, via the Simsmart product line.last_img read more

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Heal the Bay issues Beach Report Cards for California beaches

first_imgHeal the Bay issues Beach Report Cards for California beaches Dan Plante, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 7, 2018 Dan Plante center_img Updated: 6:44 PM 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — For the first time in a long time, every beach in San Diego has gotten a really good report card going into summer, almost all A’s.“The news is good for San Diego this year. And the drought is one reason why,” said Ryan Searsee of Heal the Bay.While the drought may be bad for rivers, lakes and plant life. it’s really good for ocean quality.“Most of the pollution comes from man-made materials that flow into the ocean.  When there’s no rain, there’s no runoff.  That makes the ocean and the beaches much cleaner,” Searsee said.While most people are celebrating this latest report, some are scratching their heads.  Even Imperial Beach for an A for clean beaches.  The same Imperial Beach that’s been closed 300-times in the past two years from Mexican Sewage.“I think they need to do better testing,” said Gabriela Torres of the Surf Rider Foundation. “I’m happy they tested clean, but I think this points to the need for better testing.”Right now. local government agencies test the ocean, up and down the California coast.  It happens once a week and results are compiled by a variety of watchdog groups, like Heal the Bay.“We could certainly have more testing and better testing, but right now this is what we have,” Searsee said.While Imperial Beach deals with their issues, the news is good for the rest of San Diego.  Click HERE for a full list of beaches, good, bad and better. Posted: June 7, 2018last_img read more

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SpaceX launches Dragon resupply mission to the ISS recovers booster successfully

first_img 17 Photos NASA Space SpaceX Sci-Tech When @SpaceX’s #Dragon 🐉 launches on the company’s 18th resupply mission to the @Space_Station, it will have the #Apollo50th logo near the side-hatch to commemorate the historic launch of Apollo 11.Live coverage for launch begins at 6 p.m. ET: https://t.co/A9sbAYbCl3 pic.twitter.com/6izgGOgwz2— NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (@NASAKennedy) July 24, 2019 This particular Dragon capsule has already traveled to the ISS twice, so it has two space station logos on the other side of the hatch.Dragon is also outfitted with four ceramic heat shield tiles that are being tested for use on the Starship, SpaceX’s next-gen spacecraft now under development.The cargo mission is stuffed full of gear, supplies and experiments. Notably, it carries the International Docking Adapter-3, which will attach to the ISS to allow future NASA Commercial Crew Program spacecraft to dock autonomously. SpaceX and its Crew Dragon vehicle is part of that program, which aims to once again launch astronauts to space from US soil.Dragon will spend about four weeks docked to the ISS before returning to Earth. SpaceX is contracted to resupply the space station through 2024. The CRS-18 mission may be business as usual, but a rocket launch is always a majestic sight. Liftoff! https://t.co/gtC39uBC7z pic.twitter.com/xZbvWEK9CD— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 25, 2019 Post a comment Originally published July 24, 10:03 a.m. PT. Updates, 3:52 p.m.: Adds that the launch has been delayed; July 25, 3:15 p.m.: Adds that launch was successful; July 25, 5:11 p.m.: Adds that SpaceX recovered the first-stage booster successfully with a ground landing.center_img Beyond Apollo: See NASA aim for the moon with Artemis 2024 Share your voice Tags Enlarge ImageThis Dragon has an Apollo 50th logo. SpaceX SpaceX has officially become an old pro at sending cargo to the International Space Station. It added to its resume of successful Dragon spacecraft journeys Thursday with CRS-18, its 18th commercial resupply mission. Dragon was scheduled to launch on Wednesday, but bad weather delayed the attempt until Thursday afternoon.NASA broadcast the Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, live on NASA TV and SpaceX also provided a webcast. SpaceX successfully recovered the Falcon 9 first stage with a ground landing at Cape Canaveral — a signature move by the company, which hopes to lower rocket costs by reusing components. The Dragon is now in a good orbit, with solar panels deployed, and is scheduled to dock with the space station on Saturday.The CRS-18 Dragon spacecraft looks a little different than previous ones. It launched sporting an Apollo 50th anniversary logo near the side hatch to commemorate the 1969 moon landing. 0last_img read more

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Tanana Road opens

first_imgAlaska has a new road, connecting Tanana on the Yukon river. It is the first road to connect a community to the system built by the state in more than 20 years.Listen nowEngineers, legislators and Native corporation executives visit the biggest bridge on the new road to Tanana. (Photo by Robyne, KUAC – Fairbanks)The Department of Transportation held a ceremony last week to officially open the new road. It cost about 14 million dollars, which is comparatively cheap next to most Alaska road projects. It promises to reduce freight and fuel costs to the village, but is also worrying locals about negative impacts.  KUAC’s reporter Robyne traveled the one-lane road with engineers who built it, and has this report.You can’t drive very fast on the 16-foot-wide gravel and dirt strip. It is what engineers call a “Pioneer Road,” which is sort of a minimum standard to be called a road at all. Jonathan Hutchinson is a DOT engineer who designed the road.“It’s a 50-mile segment of road from Manley Hot Springs all the way to the Yukon River,” Hutchinson said. “Within that 50 miles, you’re basically in the middle of nowhere. There’s no services, no gas stations. There’s no lodges to pull off in. Be prepared. Bring survival gear.”It now takes about six hours to drive from Fairbanks to Tanana. Well almost to Tanana. The new road ends on the Yukon riverbank about six miles upstream of the village. Right now, people get from the end of the road to the village in boats, or in winter across the ice.Mike Ashton said he’s carefully drilled and measured the Yukon River ice for the last three years and built an ice road to handle the weight. If I’ve got 4 feet, 5 inches of ice, I’ve got 50 inches of ice. I can carry about 119,000 pounds, roughly,” Ashton said. “I double the safety margin. So if it says I can carry 20,000 pounds I only put 10,000 pounds on there.”The riverbank is where DOT and village officials held a ribbon-cutting. Kids were let out of school to attend, and they performed a new song about the road.On the riverbank where they dance there are signs that say “Tozitna Land” and “No Trespassing.”Curtis Sommer is with the Tanana Tribal Council.“To me, this highway can go both ways,” Sommer said. Personally I’m against it. Officially my tribe wanted the road so officially I’m for it too.” And Sommer’s feelings of support and doubt are shared by many. Jeff Weltzin is the city manager for Tanana.“City passed a resolution in support of the road and the tribe did also after two years of community discussion,” Weltzin said. “There was concern that the road may put extra harvest pressure on moose and other game. The community decided that it would help lower peoples’ cost of living and the road was an important part of that.”Department of Transportation designers came to the village several times to meet the community. The community picked the route. They arranged for the road to go through land that to non-Natives is private property. For some miles the road crosses Doyon Corporation land, and the last 12 miles goes through land held by Tozitna – the Native corporation for Tanana.Shannon Earhart is the executive director for the Tanana Tribal Council. She says prices for heating fuel, firewood, and gasoline may change, along with other freight.“I think the biggest impact will be on families that do haul their own stuff like right now if you buy a bed you’re limited to a full sized bed that can be flown in,” Earhart said. “So you have to wait for a barge or if you’re really ingenious and want to use a snowmachine. So this will make it a lot easier because if the road comes out, it’s only 6-10 minutes from Tanana.” Dorothy Schokley is president of Bean Ridge, the Native corporation of Manley – now just 50 road miles away. She’s happy she’s now only two hours away from family in Tanana but fears the road will invite hunters to trespass. “We are going to hire some security patrols and they’re going to patrol the road to help protect our lands and our resources,” Schokley said.The new road doesn’t yet have a name. This connection from Manley to the riverbank is considered Phase One. Phase two – the six miles on the other side of the river — has an indefinite future, depending on state funding.last_img read more

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Apple surprises with solid iPhone sales announces 100 billion buyback

first_imgApple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple media event in Cupertino, California, U.S. October 27, 2016.REUTERS/Beck DiefenbachApple Inc on Tuesday reported resilient iPhone sales in the face of waning global demand and promised $100 billion in additional stock buybacks, reassuring investors that its decade-old smartphone invention had life in it yet.Apple’s quarterly results topped Wall Street forecasts, which dropped ahead of the report on growing concern over the iPhone. The Cupertino, California-based company also was more optimistic about the current quarter than most financial analysts, driving shares up 3.6 percent to $175.25 after hours.Suppliers around the globe had warned of smartphone weakness, playing into fears that the company known for popularizing personal computers, tablets and smartphones had become too reliant on the iPhone.Sales of 52.2 million iPhones against a Wall Street target of 52.3 million was a comfort and up from 50.7 million last year, according to data from Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Apple bought $23.5 billion of stock in the March quarter, and said it planned to hike its dividend 16 percent, compared with a 10.5 percent increase last year. Analysts believe the heavy emphasis on buybacks will bolster share prices, but some investors wished Apple had found different uses for the cash.”I’d hoped for more on the dividend side or maybe a strategic investment,” said Hal Eddins, chief economist for Apple shareholder Capital Investment Counsel. “I assume Apple can’t find a strategic investment at the current prices that will move the needle for them. The $100 billion buyback is good for right now but it’s not exactly looking to the future.”The cash Apple earmarked for stock buybacks is about twice the $50 billion market capitalization of electric car maker Tesla Inc.Apple posted revenue for its March quarter of $61.1 billion, up from $52.9 billion last year. Wall Street expected $60.8 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Average selling prices for iPhones were $728, compared with Wall Street expectations of $742. The figure is up more than 10 percent from $655 a year ago, suggesting Apple’s iPhone X, which starts at $999, has helped boost prices.Analysts had feared the high price was muting demand for the iPhone X, but Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said it was the most popular iPhone model every week in the March quarter.”This is the first cycle that we’ve ever had where the top of the line iPhone model has also been the most popular,” Cook said during the company’s earnings call.”It’s one of those things like when a team wins the Super Bowl, maybe you want them to win by a few more points. But it’s a Super Bowl winner and that’s how we feel about it.”The iPhone X has shaped up to be “a good, not a great product. There was a time prior to its introduction that investors expected it to be a great product,” said Thomas Forte, an analyst with D.A. Davidson Companies.”Now that we know it is a good product, as investors have lowered expectations, that is enough, in my view, for shares to go higher from current levels.”Positive iPhone news boosted shares of chip suppliers.Skyworks Solutions Inc rose 2.9 percent, Broadcom Inc was up 2 percent, while Cirrus Logic gained 4.3 percent.Apple also predicted revenue of $51.5 billion to $53.5 billion in the June quarter, ahead of the $51.6 billion Wall Street expected as of Monday evening, and the share repurchases in the March quarter drove Apple’s cash net of debt down slightly to $145 billion.”We are returning the cash to investors as we have promised,” Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters in an interview.Profits were $2.73 per share versus expectations of $2.68 per share, as of Monday, and up from $2.10 a year ago. Apple App Accelerator at Bengaluru offers free expert consultation on iOS app development and moreApple App Accelerator website (screen-grab)Apple’s services business, which includes Apple Music, the App Store and iCloud, posted $9.1 billion in revenue compared with expectations of $8.3 billion. Heading into earnings, investors were hopeful that growth in that segment could help offset the cooling global smartphone market.Julie Ask, an analyst with Forrester, said Apple’s services segment results were positive but warned that Apple needed to continue to boost subscriptions on its platforms, which reached 270 million users in the March quarter and includes people who subscribe to third-party apps on the iPhone as well as Apple’s own services like iCloud.”Apps are carrying most (services revenue) right now, but Apple needs to get to a place where it’s mostly subscriptions and monthly fees and not just one-off downloads,” Ask said.Apple traditionally updates its share buyback and dividend program each spring, and the $100 billion it added this year compares with an increase of $50 billion last year.In February, Apple said it planned to draw down its excess cash, although Cook had downplayed the possibility of a special dividend.But investors have had concerns around Apple because of brewing trade tensions with China.Greater China sales rose 21 percent from a year earlier, Apple’s best growth rate there in 10 quarters, to $13.0 billion. While there has not yet been a tariff on devices such as Apple’s iPhone, Cook traveled last week to Washington to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss trade matters.”China only wins if the U.S. wins and the U.S. only wins if China wins,” Cook said on the call, when asked about a possible trade war. “I’m a big believer that the two countries together can both win and grow the pie, not just allocate it differently,” he said.Apple has been emphasizing its contributions to the U.S. economy in recent months, outlining a $30 billion U.S. spending plan and highlighting the tens of billions of dollars it spends each year with U.S.-based suppliers.In recent months, Apple has been emphasizing the size of its overall user base, which includes used iPhones, rather than focusing strictly on new device sales, a sign of the increasing importance of making money off users without selling them new hardware.last_img read more

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Nanoscale heat engine exceeds standard efficiency limit

first_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters (Phys.org) —In 2012, a team of physicists from Germany proposed a scheme for realizing a nanoscale heat engine composed of a single ion. Like a macroscale heat engine, the theoretical nanoscale version can convert heat into mechanical work by taking advantage of the temperature difference between two thermal reservoirs. Because the single-ion heat engine is so small, at the time the physicists noted that it had the potential to tap into the quantum regime and experience quantum effects. Explore further More information: J. Roßnagel, et al. “Nanoscale Heat Engine Beyond the Carnot Limit.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.030602Also available at arXiv:1308.5935 [quant-ph] © 2014 Phys.org. All rights reserved. The heat engine’s efficiency at maximum power is shown as a function of the squeezing parameter. The results of the Monte Carlo simulations (black dots) show that the efficiency of the proposed heat engine can be increased by a factor of four when the squeezing parameter is equal to or greater than 0.4. The generalized Carnot limit is the efficiency limit for an engine interacting with a squeezed thermal reservoir. Credit: J. Roßnagel, et al. ©2014 American Physical Societycenter_img Can a car engine be built out of a single particle? Now in a new paper, the physicists, from the Universities of Mainz and Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany, have theoretically shown that a nanoscale heat engine can take advantage of nonthermal effects. “Our theoretical and numerical findings show that the performance of quantum heat engines may be enhanced by coupling them to engineered nonthermal reservoirs, like squeezed reservoirs,” coauthor Eric Lutz, Physics Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, told Phys.org. “These results follow from the application of the second law of thermodynamics to a reservoir configuration that is more general than usually considered in textbooks. From a theoretical point of view, they indicate that the second law is less restrictive away from equilibrium.”In their paper, the physicists showed that when the high-temperature thermal reservoir to which the quantum heat engine is attached is “squeezed,” the heat engine’s efficiency at maximum power dramatically increases and can exceed the standard Carnot limit by a factor of two. Since the power of an engine vanishes at maximum efficiency, the efficiency at maximum power is the quantity of prime interest for practical applications.As an expression of the second law of thermodynamics, Carnot’s result places a fundamental limit on a heat engine’s maximum efficiency. However, this limit holds only for the particular configuration that involves two thermal reservoirs at different temperatures. The engine proposed here has only one thermal reservoir, since the reservoir that is squeezed is considered nonthermal. While thermal reservoirs are characterized only by their temperatures, nonthermal reservoirs can be controlled in additional ways, such as by squeezing. As the physicists explain, squeezing is a quantum optics concept that has been shown to be a useful tool in high-precision spectroscopy, quantum information, quantum cryptography, and other areas. However, the use of squeezed thermal reservoirs in quantum thermodynamics has been largely unexplored until now.The physicists’ simulations showed that this heat engine can be experimentally realized with current technology involving a single ion and laser reservoirs. The simulations revealed that such a heat engine could realistically operate at maximum power with an efficiency that is up to four times larger than the efficiency obtained with two thermal reservoirs, and a factor of two above the standard Carnot limit.In the future, these dramatic improvements in efficiency through squeezing could lead to the realization of more efficient nanoengines.”We succeeded recently to trap ions and plan to verify the predicted results in the lab,” Lutz said. “We are currently investigating heat pumps and the options to scale the number of ions up.” Citation: Nanoscale heat engine exceeds standard efficiency limit (2014, January 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-01-nanoscale-standard-efficiency-limit.html 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.last_img read more

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Interest Rate Uncertainty Spurs Stock Market Drops

first_img Share The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 1,200 points on Monday, after having dropped 1,500 points earlier in the day. This came on the heels of a 666-point drop in the Dow last Friday. With the Standard & Poor’s index down in four out of the last five sessions and Nasdaq won the last six out of eight, what’s causing this level of investor skittishness, and what does it mean for the housing industry?The Washington Post throws the stock turmoil into stark relief, pointing out that the Dow “has swung more than 2,100 points in the last two sessions, a decline pushing more than 8 percent and shattering long-term momentum.” The Post cites changes at the Fed as one likely contributing factor, with new Fed Chair Jerome Powell having just taken over from the departing Janet Yellen. While Powell, who was officially sworn in on Monday, is widely expected to continue many of the cautious policy approaches championed by Yellen during her time in the role, a new Fed Chair can nevertheless contribute a level of uncertainty into the economic landscape.The Post cites investor concerns that Powell and the Fed will accelerate interest rate hikes, which could slow the economy. The Fed increased their benchmark interest rates to a range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent in December, but left them unchanged at last week’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. Analysts expect another rate hike to come in March, following the first FOMC meeting under Powell, with several more rate hikes being widely predicted throughout 2018. Further interest rate hikes would drive up mortgage rates, which, when combined with widespread affordability and inventory issues throughout many parts of the country, could make the difference between many potential homebuyers choosing to purchase a home or stick with the rental market.In a video posted to the Fed’s website Monday, Powell said, “Today, unemployment is low, the economy is growing, and inflation is low. Through our decisions on monetary policy, we will support continued economic growth, a healthy job market and price stability.” Powell also stated his belief that the financial system is now stronger and more resilient than in the days of the housing crisis. “We intend to keep it that way,” Powell added. “My colleagues and I will remain vigilant, and we are prepared to respond to evolving risks.”During an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, Yellen praised Powell, saying, “I’ve worked with Gov. Powell for five years, very constructively,” Yellen said. “He is thoughtful, balanced, dedicated to public service. I’ve found him to be a very thoughtful policymaker.”As one of Yellen’s final acts, the Fed announced on Friday that it would restrict Wells Fargo’s growth due to “widespread consumer abuses.” The Fed is limiting Wells Fargo from growing any larger than its total assets at the end of 2017 until such time as “sufficient improvements” have been made. In response, Wells Fargo announced that it would be replacing four directors by the end of the year. Shares of Wells Fargo stock fell 9.2 percent on Monday, as of this writing.During an appearance on CNBC’s Power Lunch, veteran banking analyst Dick Bove downplayed the impact of the Fed’s actions, saying, “There will be no reduction in the ability of this company to lend money, take in deposits, or operate the way they have historically.”Investors are likely also watching the yield on 10-year Treasury bonds. As the Post explains, “Bond yields are rising as the Federal Reserve trims its U.S. bond holdings. The U.S. Treasury is also having to borrow more money, partly because of the tax cuts, and issuing more debt tends to raise yields.”There are other potential landmines on the horizon as well. After a brief government shutdown followed by a stopgap agreement in late January, the government is once again poised to shut down unless the House and Senate can come to terms. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office announced that if the debt ceiling is not raised by mid-March, “the government would be unable to pay its obligations fully, and it would delay making payments for its activities, default on its debt obligations, or both.”David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist for JPMorgan Asset Management, told ABC News, “It’s like a kid at a child’s party who, after an afternoon of cake and ice cream, eats one more cookie and that puts them over the edge.”On Monday, Wells Fargo shares sank $5.91 to $58.16, a drop of 9.22 percent. Bank of America closed at $30.26, down 5.29 percent. JPMorgan Chase dropped 4.80 percent to close at $108.80. Interest Rate Uncertainty Spurs Stock Market Drops in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, journal, Market Studies, Newscenter_img Bank of America Federal Reserve Interest rates Janet Yellen Jerome Powell JPMorgan Chase Stock Market Wells Fargo 2018-02-05 David Wharton February 5, 2018 688 Views last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo He ran from a shotgun set most of the time at Oklahoma State and will have to learn how to run from a pro-style offense more consistently. As a runner, he is much better running to the outside of the offense right now. Because of his smaller frame; he can be taken down too easily at times.What makes me think Randle could be a guy that could be a fit in Arians’ offense is his ability to run the stretch play to the outside, either to the tackle or outside of the tackle/tight end — something the Colts did on over 55% of the rushing attempts they had in 2012.Randle is an escape artist when he gets outside, and shows a natural ability to make people miss and make big plays, something that I am not sure our first three prospects can do.He is excellent in pass protection, something he had to do a lot of in Oklahoma State’s offense, and understands how to take on defenders, takes good angles and knows how to cut down defenders when he can’t take them on head-up.Mike Gillislee, Florida – 5-11, 208 lbsGillislee was an underutilized part of a Florida offense that struggled at times in 2012 and I don’t blame him for that.Gillislee is a power runner with adequate vision, an exceptional burst to and through the hole and the ability to hit the home run when running inside or out. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling He consistently wins the one-on-one battle in the hole with excellent leverage, and shows a nice wiggle to make defenders miss.Concerns with Gillislee: his vision isn’t always the best, hence why I used the word adequate above, and will too often bounce outside instead of staying patient and following his blockers.Gillislee shows willingness in pass pro, but isn’t always effective. He can dive too often at ankles and miss, but that may be something that is correctable and the fact that he seems to like to block, it may just be a technique flaw that he needs to work on.While none of these backs are Doug Martin or Trent Richardson, there could be a number of effective, every down backs that can answer the bell week in and week out like Arians wants.I may not be on board with the Cardinals taking a running back on day two — I still think there are too many other needs and the value of players to fill those needs will be excellent, but I understand the philosophy of what the staff is looking for. I feel these are players that can meet those needs. He can catch out of the backfield if needed, but is better off being kept in as a blocker in the passing game. He does a great job of using a cut block to neutralize pass rushers, understands blocking schemes and how to pick up the blitzing defensive player and even more than that, he shows a willingness to stick his nose in and take on the blitzer.The questions surrounding Ball are simple: how many carries does he have left after racking up almost 900 in college, and can he become a special runner at the next level?Stepfan Taylor, Stanford – 5-9, 214 lbsTaylor is another one of the “complete backs” in this draft. He was on the field in every situation in his career at Stanford, and it shows up on film.He’s a tough, inside, patient runner that comes from a power-based scheme, and should be comfortable in the Arians running scheme.Taylor, like Ball, isn’t a great athlete, but he shows enough of a burst to get to the hole and through it. He has excellent vision, knows how to bounce a run when needed even if he lacks a consistent burst to get outside on planned outside runs.While Taylor is a deft receiver out of the backfield (he definitely has better hands than most of the other backs in the class), he also is good in pass protection. He consistently cuts down oncoming defenders, and is effective in blitz pick up. Ray Graham, Pittsburgh – 5-9, 200 lbsWhile Graham may not have the durability of Ball and Taylor, when he is healthy on the field he shows exactly what the Cardinals may be looking for in a running back.Graham excels on the inside run using great vision, following his blocks and shows a burst that the first two prospects on this list don’t have.What makes Graham so special is his ability to break through arm tackles when in the hole even though he is a smaller back, and use a good forward lean to always fall forward in the run game.Like the other two, he is a good receiver out of the backfield and will definitely be an asset in pass protection, as he mirrors rushers well, likes to stick his nose into pass rushers instead of cutting them at the legs.The question with Graham, and what could push him down some draft boards, is concern about his durability. He runs like a big back in a smaller back’s body. Graham reminds me of Ahmad Bradshaw in this regard, and that could turn teams, including the Cardinals, off.Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State – 6-0, 204 lbsRandle is an oddly-built running back. Acually, he looks more like a wide receiver right now and not a running back, but he shows room to add weight and is, in my opinion, the best back in pass protection in the class. I have talked about the later round running backs that I like in Dennis Johnson, Robbie Rouse and George Winn, and I believe that Johnson and Winn are still in the discussion late. But with what Arians and Mitchell said in the article, I wanted to take a look at five running backs that fit what Arians and company want to do.While I don’t think there’s any way the Cardinals take a running back at seven (in fact I may have a stroke if this happens), this new talk makes me think that a running back in round two or three may be in play and these are the five that make the most sense… to me.(Note: I did not look at Eddie Lacy, Andre Ellington or Giovani Bernard because I do not see them being available when the Cardinals are on the clock with their second round selection)Montee Ball, Wisconsin – 5-10, 214 lbsBall was the definition of what the Cardinals are looking for in a running back — a reliable, every down back that can carry a huge workload and won’t leave the field.Of course that was in college, and that doesn’t mean he can do the same thing at the NFL level.Ball is an effective, patient runner that understands how to wait for his blocks, and then use a deceptive burst to get to and through the hole, and does an excellent job of taking what is given to him and not trying to do too much.center_img I’m not a writer/analyst that’s shy about being wrong; in fact I think an analyst that struggles to see where they made a mistake is an analyst that you probably shouldn’t listen too.The reason I say that is because of Tuesday’s excellent article by Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com. I was in the camp that believed the Cardinals would be looking for a running back, but one that would be available in the later rounds. That still may be true, but this article made me come back to my Cardinals’ big board (one that I am still formulating and will be unveiling in the next couple of weeks) and look at the running backs again. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, USA – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineRalph Lauren Corporation and the United States Olympic Committee have unveiled the official Team USA Opening Ceremony Parade Uniforms during a fashion segment on NBC’s Today Show, ready for the impending London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.As an official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Ralph Lauren Corporation has designed Team USA’s Official Opening and Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms as well as a unique collection of village wear apparel and accessories which embodies the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship.“It’s a privilege to play a part in the London Games and to celebrate the achievements of these premier athletes as they represent our nation on the world’s biggest stage,” said David Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s Executive Vice President of Advertising, Marketing and Corporate Communications.Drawing on the spirit and history of the Olympic Games and a tradition of refined American style, Ralph Lauren’s 2012 Team USA Opening Ceremony Uniforms feature classic silhouettes in a timeless palette of navy and white with pops of red. U.S. Olympians Heather Mitts (soccer) and Tim Morehouse (fencing), revealed the men’s and women’s Opening Ceremony parade uniforms on the Today Show yesterday morning.Mitts was dressed in the women’s crisp white blouse with a fitted navy blazer that features the official U.S. Olympic Team patch and embroidered Big Pony logo at the chest and a chic cotton scarf with signature red, white and navy stripes, paired with a breezy knee-length cream skirt. Morehouse debuted the men’s parade uniform, which is highlighted with a club-collar sport shirt made of luxe white cotton fitted with a red and navy necktie under a sharply tailored double-breasted blazer with peak lapels.The blazers feature the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team patch and embroidered Big Pony logo at the chest and are paired with cuffed cream flat-front trousers. These sporting, sophisticated looks for both men and women are finished with a piece that celebrates the Olympic spirit: a navy beret with red and white stripes and the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team patch and embroidered Big Pony logo.“Ralph Lauren truly understands the honor bestowed upon Team USA athletes who will represent all Americans at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said USOC Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Baird.“We’re very excited about the look Ralph Lauren has developed for Team USA to wear at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony and believe it will help set the tone for Team USA at the Games.”The Ralph Lauren 2012 Team USA Olympic Collection for men, women and children is available to purchase online at RalphLauren.com. The collection is also available in select Ralph Lauren retail stores, Team USA shops, select U.S. department stores and TeamUSAShop.com. In recognition of Visa’s support of the Olympic Games, the USOC is proud to accept only Visa at TeamUSAShop.com.As an extension of its partnership with Team USA, Ralph Lauren will launch the Ralph Lauren Rally, an interactive experience that allows fans to cheer on Team USA via Facebook or through a mobile site. The cheers, hosted on RalphLaurenRally.com, will be showcased to Team USA in London during team processing and throughout USA House. For each cheer submitted, Ralph Lauren Corporation will donate $1 (up to $25,000) to Team USA.www.ralphlauren.comlast_img read more

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Hamas and Israeli agreed to a 12-hour lull which allowed medics to collect close to 150 bodies and Palestinians to return to neighborhoods reduced to rubble the Associated Press reports That cease-fire officially ended at 8 pm on Saturday the New York Times reports after which Israel announced it would hold fire for another 24 hours at the request of the UN Hamas however rejected Israel’s cease-fire extension on the grounds that Israeli forces would remain in Gaza Israeli military spokesman Lieut Colonel Peter Lerner said that Hamas fired 25 rockets and mortar shells into Israel In response Israel resumed its operations Sunday morning Early on Sunday before a new wave of attacks began Hamas backtracked and announced it would embrace a cease-fire Hamas’ decision came “in response to the intervention of the United Nations” said a Hamas official in Gaza and to aid the people of Gaza in preparation for Eid al-Fitr the three-day holiday that marks the end of the Ramadan holy month A spokesman for Hamas said the truce would go into effect at 2 pm on Sunday But as rocket fire continued on Sunday the prospects of a lasting cease-fire dimmed Hamas has said it will refuse a cease-fire as long as Israeli troops occupy the Gaza strip The latest attempt at a cease-fire deal comes 10 days after Israel launched a ground and aerial operation against Hamas targets in Gaza following several days of rocket and bombing attacks from both sides of the conflict More than 1050 Palestinians have been killed in the 20-day bombing and subsequent invasion the vast majority of them civilians according to Palestinian health officials Two Israeli civilians and 43 Israeli soldiers have died [CNN] Israel’s Ground Invasion of Gaza Continues A Palestinian Christian man from Gaza tries to push the coffin of Jalila Ayad in her grave during her funeral on the small and overcrowded cemetery of the St Porfirius church in Gaza City July 27 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA Palestinian men gather things they found in the rubble of destroyed buildings on July 27 2014 in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City as families returned to find their homes ground into rubble by relentless Israeli tank fire and air strikes Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fire in the northern district of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26 2014 Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images A Palestinian man walks past destroyed houses in Beit Hanoun northern Gaza Strip July 26 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26 2014 Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images A general view of destroyed buildings after Israeli attacks in a part of the Shuja’iyya neighborhood in east Gaza City July 26 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA Palestinian girls peers from inside a UN school in Jabalia north Gaza Strip on July 25 2014 where they found shelter after escaping from their home Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over the Gaza Strip July 25 2014 Majdi Fathi—ZumaPress Israeli APCs drive near the Israeli border with Gaza as they come out of the Gaza Strip July 25 2014 Nir Elias—Reuters Mortar cases are piled at a military staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip July 24 2014 Nir Elias—Reuters A Palestinian man holds a girl injured during shelling at a UN-run school sheltering Palestinians at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on July 24 2014 Alessio Romenzi for TIME Blood stains of displaced Palestinians are seen inside the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun after it had been hit Gaza Strip July 24 2014 Alessio Romenzi for TIME A Palestinian woman stands in front of buildings damaged by Israeli bombardment in the Jabalia district of the northern Gaza Strip on July 24 2014 Marco Longari—AFP/Getty Images Relatives hold the bodies of Palestinian children Hadi Abdel Nabi 3 and one and a-half-year-old Abdel Rahman Abdel Nabi at the cemetery in Jebaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip during their funeral July 24 2014 Lefteris Pitarakis—AP A young Palestinian girl who got injured when a UN school for refugees was allegedly hit by a Israeli tank shells lies on a hospital bed in the emergency room of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya Gaza Strip July 24 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA Displaced Palestinians from Beit Hanoun sleep inside the UNRWA school in Jabalia July 23 2014 Alessio Romenzi for TIME Wounded Israeli soldiers are brought to a helicopter on July 23 2014 near Kafar Aza Israel Andrew Burton—Getty Images Soldiers carry the coffin of Sergeant Max Steinberg during his funeral on July 23 2014 in Jerusalem Ilia Yefimovich—Getty Images Comrades of slain Sgt Max Steinberg are comforting each other at Mt Herzl cemetery Jerusalem July 232014 Omer Messinger—NurPhoto//REX USA Smoke pours out of the ground due to an alleged campaign by the Israeli military to fill tunnels originating in Gaza with smoke to discover entrances into Israel on July 23 2014 near Sderot Israel Andrew Burton—Getty Images Palestinians take cover as warning Israeli air strikes are fired at a nearby building in Gaza City July 22 2014 Finbarr O’Reilly—Reuters Women grieve during the funeral of Islamic Brigades fighter Abdalla Ismail al Buheisi in Deir Al Balah on the Gaza Strip July 22 2014 Sergey Ponomarev—The New York Times/Redux A Palestinian man looks through the window of his house to buildings damaged by an overnight airstrike in Gaza City July 22 2014 Alessio Romenzi for TIME A mosque destroyed overnight in attacks in Rafah Gaza July 22 2014 Sergey Ponomarev—The New York Times/Redux The mother of Israeli soldier Tal Yifrah mourns over his flag-covered coffin during his funeral in Rishon Lezion near Tel Aviv July 22 2014 Ronen Zvulun—Reuters Israeli soldiers evacuate their wounded comrades at an army deployment area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip on July 20 2014 Jack Guez—AFP/Getty Images Israeli soldiers stand near their tank while smoke due to airstrikes and shelling rises from Gaza on July 22 2014 near Sderot Israel Andrew Burton—Getty Images Smoke from Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City in the Gaza Strip July 21 2014 Maysun—Corbis Palestinian men bury the bodies of a family who was killed after airstrike in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip July 21 2014 Sergey Ponomarev—The New York Times/Redux Palestinians evacuate a victim from a building that was hit by an Israeli strike in Gaza City July 20 2014 Hosam Salem—NurPhoto/Rex Palestinian refugees unload mattresses at a United Nations shelter in Rafah Gaza Strip July 19 2014 Sergey Ponomarev—The New York Times/Redux Palestinians flee the Shujayeh neighborhood during heavy shelling in Gaza City July 20 2014 Alessio Romenzi A Palestinian woman gestures as she stands amidst the rubble of her house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 20 2014 Ibraheem Abu Mustafa—Reuters A damaged house in Shujayeh neighborhood in Gaza City seen during a humanitarian cease-fire July 20 2014 Alessio Romenzi A Palestinian man holds the hand of a woman who medics said was wounded in an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip July 20 2014 Abed Abu Reyash—Reuters Relatives of three Palestinians from Abu Muamar family who medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike mourn during their funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 20 2014 Ibraheem Abu Mustafa—Reuters Palestinians boys watch people fleeing from Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City 20 July 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA Palestinians carry a body inside the Shifa Hospital morgue in Gaza City July 20 2014 Alessio Romenzi A Palestinian boy who medics said was wounded by Israeli shelling receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City July 20 2014 Ali Jadallah—APA/Landov A doctor cries while standing next to a table with the bodies of four dead children in overflowing morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City July 20 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA A Palestinian woman wearing clothes stained with the blood of other relatives who medics said were wounded in Israeli shelling cries at a hospital in Gaza City July 20 2014 Mohammed Salemm—Reuters Palestinians who medics said were wounded during heavy Israeli shelling sit at a hospital in Gaza City July 20 2014 Mohammed Salem—Reuters A Palestinian woman who medics said was wounded by Israeli shelling receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City July 20 2014 APAimages/Rex Two Palestinian men carry a white flag as they flee their homes during a brief period of ceasefire requested by local rescue forces to retrieve dead and wounded from the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City July 20 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA A Palestinian girl sits in a minibus after fleeing her family’s house during heavy Israeli shelling in Gaza City July 20 2014 Suhaib Salem—Reuters A Palestinian woman who fled her house following an Israeli ground offensive stays at a United Nations-run school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 20 2014 Ibraheem Abu Mustafa—Reuters Israeli soldiers fire their weapons during the funeral of their comrade Bnaya Rubel in Holon near Tel Aviv July 20 2014 Nir Elias—Reuters Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of killed Israeli soldier Amotz Greenberg during the military funeral ceremony in the cemetery of Hod Hasharon Israel 20 July 2014 Abir Sultan—EPA Smoke rises during what witnesses said were heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City July 20 2014 Mohammed Salem—Reuters A Palestinian family who fled their homes is en route to seek shelter in a UN school in Khan Younis Gaza Strip on July 18 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA A Palestinian child along with her family who fled their home during an Israeli ground offensive take refuge at a UN school in Gaza City with other families on July 19 2014 Mahmud Hams—AFP/Getty Images Palestinians who fled their houses following an Israeli ground offensive at a UN school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 19 2014 Eyad Al Baba—Apaimages/Polaris Israeli tanks maneuver outside the Gaza Strip on July 18 2014 Ronen Zvulun—Reuters Israeli soldiers put on their gear on the side of a road across from the Gaza Strip on July 18 2014 Baz Ratner—Reuters Israeli soldiers rest inside an armoured personnel carrier outside central Gaza Strip July 19 2014 Amir Cohen—Reuters Israeli forces’ flares light up the night sky in the northern Gaza Strip early Saturday July 19 2014 Adel Hana—AP Multiple rocket launches from a site inside the Gaza Strip firing towards Israel are seen from a lookout point in southern Israel on July 17 2014 Jim Hollander—EPA A Palestinian salvages rubble from a destroyed home after an apartment building was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City on July 18 2014 Hatem Moussa—AP Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of eight members of the same family who were killed overnight in an Israeli strike on July 19 2014 in Beit Lahia north of the Gaza strip Hosam Salem—NurPhoto/Corbis Palestinian mourners gather around the bodies of three siblings of the Abu Musallam family during their funeral in Beit Lahiya Gaza Strip on July 18 2014 Maysun—Corbis A Palestinian inspects a hole made by an Israeli strike at the damaged Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City northern Gaza Strip July 18 2014 Lefteris Pitarakis—AP Netream Netzleam holds the body of her daughter Razel 1 who died in an Israeli air strike on Thursday afternoon at her funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 18 2014 Finbarr O’Reilly—Reuters A Palestinian mortician ties a knot around the sheet covering the body of a dead Palestinian man in a morgue in Khan Younis central Gaza City July 18 2014 Oliver Weiken—EPA 1 of 64 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecom Salama, and Lucile Garcia, Phoenix! 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