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Chelsea look likely to ruin Di Canio’s debut as Sunderland boss

first_imgPaolo Di Canio brings his Sunderland side to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with Chelsea (6/4 to win the FA Cup) desperate for the points to cement their place in the top four.The Blues are 1/3 with the Black Cats 19/2 and the draw at 22/5.Chelsea are 4/11 to finish in the top four and 6/5 to finish top London club, but they need three points against relegation-threatened Sunderland, that’s for sure.Fulham are 8/11 to finish the campaign in the top 10 (evens bottom half) after their derby win over Rangers and they travel to Newcastle on Sunday.Newcastle are 16s for the drop and need three points but it could be a good time to meet the Geordies.Alan Pardew’s side are 11/10 to win, with Fulham 27/10 and the draw 5/2.Dimitar Berbatov has scored in his last four league games for the first time in his career and is 7/1 to score the opening goal and 85/40 to score at any time.Rangers gave it a good go in the second half on Monday night but their defensive inadequacies meant it was another loss and the Hoops are now 1/16 the be playing in the Championship next term.They entertain FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan on Sunday and it goes without saying they must win.Loic Remy was wasted wide on the right in the first 45 minutes at the Cottage but looked sharp in the second half when playing down the middle and is 5/1 to score first and 6/4 to score at any time.Rangers are 7/5 with the Latics (5/2 for relegation) 21/10 and the draw at 12/5.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comBe luckyCharlielast_img read more

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Instant Geology and Undersea Activity

first_imgWe’re accustomed to thinking of geological processes as slow and gradual, except for volcanoes, earthquakes and landslides, but some recent stories are surprising for the speed and extent of active processes.Run: The Earth Is Splitting Apart:  Geologists were amazed to find a rift in the Afar desert east of Ethiopia opening up 8 meters wide and 60 kilometers long in just three weeks, reported BBC News.  They call this a rapid episode in the slow formation of a new ocean basin, a process that normally takes millions of years.  This rapid change was called “unprecedented in scientific history.”Springs of the Sea:  Hydrothermal vents are popping up everywhere, wherever scientists look.  USA Today said they ocean floor is covered with them; MSNBC News said they are not just along tectonic plate boundaries like the pacific Ring of Fire, as previously assumed.Wow, at 8 meters every 3 weeks, that ocean basin would be 82,000 miles wide in a million years, bigger than the whole earth!  Just kidding, of course.  Nobody is saying that is a typical or uniform rate.  It does illustrate, however, that big things can happen in a short time if the conditions are right.  Faster rates than that could be envisioned, and must have been the case for certain large-scale, catastrophically-formed regions.    It’s time to relegate Lyell to the history books where he belongs.  His uniformitarian gradualism was useful to Darwin in the Victorian age.  Darwin became obsessed with the vision of how large changes could occur by the accumulation of small variations over long eons of time.  That vision has seen too many challenges to be assumed in our day.    By the way, how did the ancient philosopher Job know about hydrothermal vents?  “Have you entered the springs of the sea?  Or have you walked in search of the depths?” (Job 38:16).  He must have been told by someone who knew.  There’s another source of data too often overlooked by moderns: direct testimony from the Architect.(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Solar Blooms in the Rural U.S.

first_imgA report released this summer by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) documents the tremendous growth in solar energy driven by electric cooperatives. Electric cooperatives (co-ops) are utilities that are owned by their customers. They serve 56% of the land area of the U.S — mainly in rural regions — and are increasingly providing solar energy to their customers. In fact, by 2019, co-op solar capacity is expected to surpass 1 gigawatt (GW), enough to power more than 200,000 homes. The growth in co-op solar is exciting, and it’s part of a larger story of solar expansion throughout the rural U.S. The costs of solar energy are declining, more customers want their homes powered by solar panels, and the rural energy economy is transforming. NRECA’s recent report is the result of a multi-year project to identify and address the barriers and drivers of growth for co-op solar, a project funded by a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This good news story is in part a tribute to the value of the research, development, and deployment programs housed at DOE — and an important reminder that we need Congress to continue to fund the DOE programs that are building our clean energy future.RELATED ARTICLESWisconsin Sees a Boom in Community SolarSolar Energy Can Make the Grid More ResilientCost of Installed Solar Continues to FallSolar Power Alone Won’t Solve Energy or Climate NeedsA California Utility Looks for New Answers in Solar Integration Puzzle Bigger and broader: more solar for more people Co-ops are scaling up the solar projects they develop and more frequently buying power from large solar plants. Historically, the solar energy in cooperative service regions has come from small projects and distributed generation. In 2014, co-ops provided about 113 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity, and the average size of a co-op installation was 25 kilowatts (kW). By 2017, the total capacity grew to over 850 MW, and, now, the average installation provides 1 MW — 40 times the size just four years ago. This change stems in large part from partnerships between distribution co-ops and their generation and transmission counterparts to develop or buy energy from larger solar power plants and serve more members. Co-ops are not only investing in new large-scale solar, they also are expanding access through distributed, smaller projects. Community solar programs allow customers to buy a share of a solar project and then benefit from the electricity generated. These projects enable people to take advantage of solar energy even when they cannot install their own rooftop solar panels. They may not be able to afford the large up-front costs, don’t own their home and can’t alter the roof, or have rooftops that are shaded or inconveniently oriented. More and more rural communities are subscribing to community solar programs, thanks in large part to the more than 190 co-ops that have community solar projects or are currently planning them. These creative approaches can help co-ops bring new resources to their rural constituencies and transform solar energy into a more accessible resource. Accessibility is especially important for co-ops, which serve 93% of the nation’s “persistent poverty” counties — where the poverty rate has exceeded 20% of the population for the past 30 years. Rural households also spend much more of their income on energy bills than others, according to a report also released this summer. As the energy transition continues full swing, it’s important to work creatively to ensure that it happens equitably — and that all communities have access to clean, affordable energy (including energy efficiency) and the accompanying job opportunities. Co-ops are especially well-situated to do this work. The rapid expansion of solar in rural areas is not limited to co-ops. Investor-owned utilities also are pushing for more solar generation in rural communities. Late last year, American Electric Power, which serves 11 states, filed a request for proposals (RFP) for 400 MW of solar energy in Ohio, adding to an energy portfolio that already includes several wind and solar farms. The RFP will prioritize sites in Appalachian Ohio, create permanent manufacturing jobs, and hire Ohioan military veterans. Ohio’s announcement is part of promising growth throughout the rural Midwest, where clean energy jobs grew by 6% from 2015 to 2016, outpacing job growth in other sectors by a long shot. Together, cooperatives and other utilities are creating a new green economy throughout the rural U.S., creating jobs and expanding access to inexpensive, clean energy. Rural communities are demanding clean energy One of the remarkable features of this solar growth is that it’s driven by consumer demand. Co-ops, being member-owned, have a responsibility to meet the requests of their customers, and their customers are asking for solar energy. In a survey conducted by NRECA, 68% of co-ops were motivated to expand solar energy by a desire to increase consumer-member satisfaction, and 59% were motivated by consumer demand for solar offerings. These were the two greatest drivers identified in the survey, and they speak to the growing enthusiasm for clean energy in the rural U.S. This growth is made possible thanks to the extraordinary decline in the cost of solar energy. The installed cost of large-scale solar energy declined by 71% from 2008 to 2016 across the country, thanks in part to federal funding for innovation at the Department of Energy. However, we cannot take it for granted that costs will continue to decline on their own. Earlier this year, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on imports of solar tariffs, a shortsighted and counterproductive move that threatened to undermine the remarkable growth the solar industry has seen in recent years. Developers believe the tariffs have dampened growth this year — but not as significantly as initially expected. Increased funding for Department of Energy innovation programs, especially those focused on solar panel manufacturing, and continued action from policymakers at all levels will allow the remarkable growth to continue and bring clean and inexpensive power to more people. Despite uncertainty in federal energy policy, solar projects keep breaking records for the lowest price, with the latest record power-purchase agreement coming in around 2.4 cents/kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh). That’s cheaper than the average wholesale electricity price in the region, which was 3.4¢/kWh in 2017 — and far cheaper than average levelized cost of energy from a new gas plant, about 6¢/kWh. Costs are on the decline, demand is surging, and the future is bright for solar energy.   Arjun Krishnaswami is a policy analyst in the climate and clean energy program of the National Resource Defense Council. This post originally appeared at the NRDC’s Expert Blog.last_img read more

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How to use your light sockets for your home security system

first_imgRelated Posts READWRITE: Well good evening from CES unveiled. Now I love this, I ran into my friends from Sengled. I know Sengled from my job at Thierry Associates and guess what? They’re here at CES unveiled. Tell us about the latest stuff you’re showing here?DANIEL CHENG, SENGLED: Absolutely, so Sengled element bulbs and what these do is [UI] based smart bulb lighting system that lets you control all your lights from your cell phone, your voice, and other platforms such as Icontrol (@IcontrolNtwrks) or Smart Things (@SmartThings).And the best part about these light bulbs is they can sit on a dimmer switch, so they won’t go out, they won’t flicker, and you can actually switch it on and off, as well as dim them, with the wall switch. So that way you can retrofit your entire house with smart lighting without going to an electrician.See also: Sylvania shines light on smart techREADWRITE: So hold on a second, are you telling me that you are not doing a light bulb that changes colors?DANIEL CHENG, SENGLED: No, we found that light bulbs that change colors can use very little, you play with it twice, and it’s done. That’s what we’re focused on, and we’re offering the most price competitive light bulb solutions out there through Sengled lighting.READWRITE: I’m really excited about that because I’ve never really gotten the whole colored bulb thing. And it’s really fun to see Sengled, I knew these guys at Thierry when they had one product and now you’ve got a whole family of products, right?DANIEL CHENG, SENGLED: And we have an audio system where we actually have instant speaker systems. You just screw the speakers in the lightbulbs and sync them automatically to cell phones, TVs, as well as tablets, or any other entertainment system you have. We also have security camera light bulbs and a Wi-Fi repeater.See also: 3 tech developments from smart homes from CESREADWRITE: And what I really like about this is the idea that it’s not really a lightbulb, it’s really a socket, it’s a fitting that everybody has in their house, and you don’t have to reconfigure you don’t need to program. And you can do more with that, now, can’t you?DANIEL CHENG, SENGLED: Yeah, absolutely, and we’re relying on the socket infrastructure because light bulb’s the best place product in the home, anywhere. So when you have a socket, you can have a lighting system, you can have a speaker system, a security system, you can have anything!READWRITE: Excellent, well, it’s so much fun. It’s really good running into Sangled, and we’ll be bringing you more from CES, thanks very much! Tags:#CES2017#Connected Homes#IoT#Sengled#smart home Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we spoke with Sengled’s senior product marketing manager Daniel Cheng on their use of light sockets to power anything from a speaker system to a security system.(1/1) ReadWrite interviewed Sengled’s (@SengledUSA) Daniel Cheng on how the company is making #connectedhomes easier for consumers. #CES2017 pic.twitter.com/lfyjydzbf4— ReadWrite (@RWW) January 10, 2017 Trevor Curwin Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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7 Creative Things to Do With Gaff Tape

first_imgGaff tape can be used for so much more than fixing cables to the ground. Here are some other ways you can use this sticky filmmaking staple.Gaffer’s tape, gaff tape, camera tape, spike tape. Whatever you call it, don’t call it duct tape. Gaff tape is the most common tool you will see on set.The tape is made with a heavy cotton cloth, rather than vinyl or plastic. The adhesive used in gaff tape is more heat resistant, making it popular among lighting technicians. Unlike duct tape, gaff tape wont leave a residue when it’s removed.1. Make a space bra.Image from starwars.comWhen George Lucas was filming the original Star Wars, he told actress Carrie Fisher that “there’s no underwear in space.” That meant Princess Leia couldn’t wear anything more than her hair buns and white robe. To keep the film PG, Fisher had to wear makeshift pasties made out of gaff tape.2. Save your footage from being formatted.Did you just pull a full memory card out of the camera? Put a strip of red gaff tape on it to prevent it from going back into the camera. Keep that card taped until you dump the footage. If you put the card inside a case, tape the case shut. This is an easy way to help you keep track of your cards.3. Salvage your shoes.Did you get a hole in your sole? Maybe your shoes are squeaking too much. Put some gaff tape over the bottom of your shoes to help quiet them.Did you wear white shoes when you are only allowed to wear black ones? Start taping your whole shoe. Gaff tape won’t leave any residue, so your shoes will still be white when you take the tape off.4. DIY tracking points.Will you be using motion tracking when you edit? Make some cross hairs with two pieces of gaff tape. You can even put gaff tape on light stand, like in this VFX breakdown from Jean-Baptiste Lefournier for the Beat Assailant music video RUN.You can see more breakdowns like this over at RocketStock.com.5. Cover your built in laptop camera.Maybe you don’t trust your computer after you accidentally streamed your whole face to a hotel conference while trying to fix an issue at an event. A little gaff tape won’t hurt the screen. You’re on your own when it comes to the microphone.6. Mark your gear.Keeping track of your own gear and rentals can be a hassle. Gaff tape comes in multiple colors. Color code your cameras and gear to make sure everything goes back to its rightful owner.7. Gaff tape on the go.Image from StrobistNow that you know some cool tricks for using gaff tape, make sure you always have some on you. You might not have room for an entire roll, but you can easily have some in your pocket.Have an old gift card or hotel room key? Wrap a foot or two of gaff tape around it. One of the coolest tricks can be found in this tutorial from Strobist. Learn how to make a gaffer’s tape key fob. All you need is a paper clip and pencil to carry 40 inches of gaff tape with you everywhere.Need more cheap gear to help stay organized on set? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat7 Tricks for Keeping Your Camera Equipment Organized12 Essential Filmmaking Tools Under $204 Cheap Practical Lights That Can Work Wonders On SetKnow of any other tape tips that we missed? Have any tricks of your own? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Costa Rica vs Serbia Review

first_imgAdvertisement(photo credits: livescore)A fine free kick from Aleksandar Kolarov in the 56th minute was enough to seal all the 3 points for Serbia in first match of Group E vs Costa Rica.Both teams went into the match with the chance of securing the win. But Costa Rica squandered 2 first half chances and had to settle for a 0-0 scoreline going into the break.Coming back from halftime Costa Rica men could not create much chances as the Serbian defense stood tall. In the 56th minute Calvo fouled Mitrovic which lead to Kolarov scoring a stunning free kick in the top right corner which happened to be the match’s only goal.Even though Serbia would have looked to score more with Mitrovic missing some brillant chances they will take this 1-0 win with both hands.This three points put Serbia on top of Group E with Brazil and Switzerland due to meet later tonight.Here are the highlights of the match.Also Read: FIFA World Cup 2018 : Croatia vs Nigeria Review (Video Highlights) Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dani Alves hints at Manchester City F.C. transfer

first_imgBrazil international full-back Dani Alves has admitted he could leave Juventus during the summer transfer window and hinted his destination could be Manchester City.During an interview on Brazilian television, Alves praised his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, who is now in charge of the English Premier League club, reports Xinhua news agency.”Everyone knows of my admiration for Pep Guardiola,” Alves told Brazilian media outlet ‘O Globo’.”Leaving Juve on a free transfer? I don’t know what’s happening. Have I asked to leave? I’ve left the work to my agents, and they’ve said they’d talk to me once they found a resolution.”If I go, it will be without any conflicts, without any problems, as opposed to what’s being said.” he added.Alves is currently on holiday in Brazil and attended a children’s charity function organised by his national teammate Neymar on Thursday.last_img read more

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Ishant Sharma needs to figure out his role in Team India: Glenn McGrath

first_imgIshant Sharma took seven wickets in the first Test, including 5 for 51 runs in the second innings, but India lost the first Test at Edgbaston.Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath though feels that Ishant Sharma needs to figure out his role in the Indian team, observing that he has been more of a workhorse than a strike bowler.”When Ishant started off, he took the world by storm bowling good pace. He is probably not bowling at the same pace. But he is much more experienced now with good control. The Edgbaston Test showed that Ishant has started adapting a bit more,” McGrath said.McGrath though acknowledged the fact that Ishant, who has taken 244 wickets in 83 Tests, has played most of his Test cricket on sub-continent tracks which might have contributed to his not so impressive record.”I guess a lot of pitches in India are tough to play on. Probably, he didn’t bowl that many spells. May be, he has been used more as a workhorse rather than an attacking bowler. I think he needs to find in what role he fits in,” said McGrath.Glenn McGrath, who has 563 wickets in 124 Tests, assessed Ishant’s bowling and said that his stock ball is the one angled into the right-hander but Ishant has not got enough balls to straighten.READ – Ishant Sharma revives Lord’s 2014 memories with inspired Edgbaston spellFor someone, who was immaculate with his top of off-stump line, McGrath believes that Ishant will need to hit the seam more often.advertisement”You have got to hit the seam and may be a bit of movement off the pitch will help. My weapon was bounce and occasionally bit of seam movement. In my case, there was Warnie, Lee and Gillespie bowling from other end to build pressure.”I liked bowling long spells and that helped. If you are only bowling short of length always, you are looking at stopping runs but you need to take wickets.”READ – Ishant Sharma feels bowling for Sussex with Duke ball helped himMcGrath said that the month and a half month that Ishant spent at Sussex under former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie has helped him evolve as a bowler.”If you are bowling same lengths in India, Australia and England, you can’t be successful. In England, where the ball swings, you have got to be a bit fuller, so his stint at Sussex did him a world of good.”My good mate Jason Gillespie has done incredible work as a coach. I played county in 2000 and 2004 and learnt a lot to bowl in English conditions.”READ – India’s star batsmen have no excuses left after failing in another away TestSince South Africa series, Indian bowling attack has got 20 wickets on all four Tests outside the sub-continent and McGrath attributes it to having same attack for a considerable amount of time.”When you got the same bowling attack for a while, you can build in confidence,” he agreed.But the Indian batting in both innings disappointed him.READ – Sunil Gavaskar Exclusive: ‘India should have played more warm-up games in England'”I was a bit disappointed in the manner India batted as they have a quality line-up. But if you take out Virat, they have struggled. May be it’s not as settled as the bowling.”What would have been his strategy, if he had to bowl to Virat Kohli?”I would have enjoyed the challenge (of bowling to Kohli) no doubt. It’s just about getting enough balls in right area. You don’t see any obvious weakness there and it’s just about building pressure.READ – Sourav Ganguly wants Vijay, Rahane to step up in remaining Tests vs England”I loved bowling to guys like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Rahul Dravid because as a bowler, you want to step up and enjoy that challenge. By the end of his career, Kohli will be up there with guys like Sachin and Rahul.”India will be touring Australia during the end of the year and McGrath said that if the four bowlers are fit, then India will find it challenging.”If our three quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are back in park along with Nathan Lyon, these four are as good as any bowling unit in the world. If they perform, it will make a huge difference. Obviously, David Warner and Steve Smith are paying price for whatever has happened. There will be a big hole as they are unlikely to be back then.”advertisementThe help for the bowlers with Dukes is for everyone to see but McGrath believes that one ball for all conditions is not a solution.”I think it might be the bowlers who are saying this. Dukes is a great ball to bowl with. When I played matches with Dukes, my average was six and half wickets per Test match while with Kookaburra, it would be 4 and half.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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LIBRARY LINEUP Forensic Science On Feb 13 Tickets Now Available For A

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsLinkedIn Basics*RRMonday, February 11, 10 amLearn why LinkedIn is pivotal to your job search. Gain the attributes of a stronger LinkedIn profile. Master the skills of navigation needed for networking, interview prep, and researching your target industries and organizations. We’ll also talk about how the core competencies of your resume can be pulled directly from your LinkedIn account. Come with your questions, leave with confidence. This hands on class is taught by MassHire staff.How to Knit *RRTuesday, February 12, 7 pmCurl up with a handmade blanket on a cold winter night. Avid knitter Jen Tierney will teach the basics of knitting. You’ll be knitting one and purling two in no time! Please register at main desk. $5, ages 16+.CSI: Fact & Fiction *RRWednesday, February 13, 7 pmDo popular crime shows on television accurately depict the role of forensic science in solving crimes? Discuss the myths and realities of crime scene investigations with Professor Mike Cross, Department Chair of Natural Sciences at Northern Essex Community College.  You’ll learn the strengths and limitations of modern forensics and have the chance to test your own skills at crime solving.Letter Love*RRThursday, February 14, 6:30 pm We may think we learned everything we need to know about the alphabet in kindergarten, but calligraphy allows us to see the 26 letters in a whole new way. From medieval monks working on vellum to contemporary artists, Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord explores the history of calligraphy and the basic principles of pen lettering. Participants will be introduced to the basic principles of holding and writing with a broad edge marker. They will be given a handout to continue work at home. Please register at main desk. $10. Ages 16+.Poetry Circle *RRSaturday, February 16, 9:15 am-11:30 amLove poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.Sound Off A Cappella ConcertFriday, March 1, 7 pmFormed in 2013, Sound Off is an award-winning semi-professional a cappella group based in Boston, MA and proud member of the Contemporary A cappella League (CAL). They are young men and women from all different career fields brought together by an unabashed love for a cappella music and performance. While they perform regularly around the Greater Boston area, Sound Off continues to develop a diverse repertoire of modern pop with a soulful twist. Join us for this fun and entertaining “unplugged” concert and some light refreshments! (9th grade and up, $10 Students, $15 adults)Kids & Teen EventsDrop-In Storytime Friday, February 8, 10 amDrop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited.  Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adultsR.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RRFriday, February 8, 3:45 pmRead, Eat and Discuss The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol.  Pick up a copy at the library. Grades 4-5Drop-In Baby TimesSaturday, February 9, 9:30 amBabies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 monthsStories and SweetsSaturday, February 9, 10:30 amStart your Saturday morning with great stories (and songs and rhymes) and a few sweet treats at this special family storytime. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.Kids Kraft: Beaded Heart Window HangerSaturday, February 9, 2 pmMake this super cute heart window hanger sure to warm the hearts of those around you.   This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5Pokémon Club *RRSaturday, February 9, 3 pmJoin other Pokémon lovers to play the game, trade cards and have fun! Grades 1+Baby Laptime *RRMonday, February 11, 9:30 amJoin us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants- 18 monthsExploration Station: Building and Architecture *RRMonday, February 11, 10:30 amExplore the world of owls through hands on activities. Ages 3-5(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash With Food Trucks & Live Music Set For August 15 On Swain GreenIn “Community”last_img read more

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Sun Pharma gets US subpoena over generic drugs pricing

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has subpoenaed India’s largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd seeking information about the pricing and marketing of the generic drugs it sells in the United States, the company said on Saturday.The DoJ’s antitrust division has also asked Sun Pharma’s U.S. unit for documents related to employee and corporate records and communications with competitors.The subpoena comes amid a wider probe by U.S. regulators into steep increases in the prices of generic medicines in recent years.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services started an investigation last year into generic drug prices after prodding from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings.They specifically cited doxycycline hyclate 100 milligram, an antibiotic for which the price doubled in the year through June 2014. The DoJ’s antitrust division sent subpoenas last year to two generic drugmakers — Endo International Plc and Mylan — seeking information on their doxycycline products.Sun Pharma, the world’s fifth-largest maker of generic medicines, is one of several companies selling doxycycline products in the United States. In a statement issued late on Saturday, it did not disclose the products over which the DoJ had sought information.Other generic drugmakers, including India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd and U.S. firm Allergan Plc, also received subpoenas from regulators seeking similar information last year, but they did not disclose the names of the products involved.last_img read more

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