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At Wembley stadium on Monday,Southampton were the better team They kept pressing United and never gavethe opposition defence a minute’s rest whenever they had the ball David de Gea was forced into some brilliant saves and was beaten thrice Twice he kicked the ball back angrily once he had a relieved look on his face as Manolo Gabbiadini shook his head in disbelief If there was anything that Southampton had lesser than United at Wembley it was luck If they had that the game would have continued into extra time with a 3-3 scoreline Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now scored 26 goals in his first season with Manchester United (Source: Reuters) The match was in some ways also a story of two strikers who have hit the ground running Manolo Gabbiadini has scored five goals in the three matches he has played for Southampton since joining from Napoli in the January transfer window He was the danger man throughout the match and it didn’t look like he has been playing in England for less than a month as he danced past two United players at one point in the dying embers of the second half His run of form of course come as a surprise to many due to his relative anonymity before joining Southampton On the other hand any word but ‘anonymous’ can be used to describe Zlatan Ibrahimovic At the age of 35 Ibrahimovic scored a flurry of goals in his first couple of months at United went silent for some time and has been scoring ever since The two goals he scored at Wembley were his 25th and 26th of the season Jose Mourinho said that he wouldn’t like to consider personal records and milestones and was more of a ‘club man’ in the run up to this final but it is worth mentioning that he is the first ever manager to win the English League Cup with two different clubs He also joins two very special managers for lifting the Leagu Cup most times One is the man whose legacy he is now looking after – Sir Alex Ferguson The other was the last man whose team beat Southampton 3-2 in the EFL Cup final – Brian Clough For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kolkata | Published: December 3 2016 7:48 pm Weather condition for the last four days is not permitting flights to land in Lucknow after 730pm because of poor visibility due to dense fog Top News A 25-member Andhra Ranji cricketteam found themselves on a sticky wicket after missingits flight to Lucknow which took off from Kolkata more than anhour ahead of schedule because of “bad weather” However their plight was somewhat reduced after theprivate flight operator arranged a 945am flight via Delhi morning and also arranged an accommodation in thenational capital The Andhra team were to board IndiGo flight number 6E856 which was originally scheduled at 525 but foggyconditions and poor visibility in Lucknow meant it took off at410pm “The weather condition for the last four days is notpermitting us to land the flight in Lucknow after 730pmbecause of poor visibility due to dense fog Either theflights are diverted to Mumbai or cancelled” an IndiGo official told PTI “However we are arranging their accommodation and willarrange a morning flight” he added The team was travelling from Dhanbad where they lost toGoa by 34 runs in the Group C fixture that got over insidethree days yesterday and their next stop is Lucknow where theyface Hyderabad in a crucial Ranji fixture from December 7-10 They were travelling by the Shbad Bhedi SuperfastExpress to Kolkata Chitpur Station and to make matters worsethe train reached after a delay of one and half hours (245pm) “We had connectivity issues during the transit and gotto learn about the change in flight schedule only at 2pm — itwas too late by then” Andhra Ranji coach Sanath Kumar toldPTI “By the time we reached the airport the flight hadtaken off and we were told that the only other flight today —at 545pm — was cancelled We have luggage weighing about950kgs and the boys are feeling like zombies However it’s sorted now and we are set to fly out via Delhi tomorrowmorning” he said Critical of the neutral venue format the coach furthersaid: “The accessibility and the infrastructure are bigproblems with this We have to sort this out first Like inDhanbad the wicket was pathetic and was a square turner” Hyderabad (29) lead the Group C table four points clearof Andhra who are in contention for the quarterfinal berth For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | London | Published: August 28 2016 2:30 am Mohammad Hafeez has had forgettable Test and ODI series in England (Source: Reuters) Top News Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the remaining three one-day internationals and one-off Twenty20 against England due to calf injury The Pakistan Cricket Board says in a statement that Hafeez hurt his left calf before Saturday’s second ODI at Lord’s The team management has asked for Hafeez to be replaced by fast bowler Mohammad Irfan before the third ODI on Tuesday Hafeez has had a poor run on tour scoring only 102 runs in the first three Tests before being dropped for the fourth Test at The Oval which Pakistan won to level the series He scored only 11 runs in the first rain-affected ODI at Southampton where Pakistan lost For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: ANI | Washington | Published: October 12 2016 6:08 pm Almost 47 million people live with dementia worldwide and this is predicted to increase to more than 131 million by 2050 (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News In a recent study experts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may possibly contribute to our risk of developing dementia The list includes exposure to air pollution and a lack of vitamin D but the evidence is not yet sufficient to draw solid conclusions Dementia is known to be associated with lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure in mid life smoking diabetes obesity depression and low educational attainment as well as genetic factors These risk factors however leave around a third of dementia risk unexplained Researchers sought to determine whether other issues are at play including the environment The team reviewed dozens of previous studies that have considered environmental risk factors linked to dementia They found that lack of vitamin D produced by the body through exposure to sunlight and air pollution was implicated along with occupational exposure to some types of pesticide Excessive levels of minerals found in drinking water may be linked to the disease but the evidence was mixed Dementia is a major global public health crisis that is expected to grow as people live longer Almost 47 million people live with dementia worldwide and this is predicted to increase to more than 131 million by 2050 Estimates indicate the disease costs the UK more than 26 billion Euros annually and worldwide dementia care costs exceed the market value of Google or Apple each year There is a growing consensus among doctors that a significant proportion of cases could be prevented or delayed by addressing environmental factors linked to the disease The research was published in the journal BMC Geriatrics For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Zeenat Tinwala | Pune | Published: February 11 2017 8:23 am Top News A film titled Chamkila Pital made by seven students is the only film from Pune which has been selected for the seventh National Science Film Festival to be held at Birla Science and Technology Museum Kolkata The festival to be held between February 14 and 18 has been organised by Vigyan Prasar Department of Science and Technology Government of India The nine-minute long film is based on the ancient tradition of Kalai which involves getting brass utensils tinned to protect the food from getting burnt The entire production of this film has been done by students studying from classes sixth to ninth with the help of Media Magic Institute Watch What Else Is Making News: Asked about the unusual subject chosen for the film the team said it was the idea of their film director eight-standard student Sukhada Damle “When we were asked to make a film during the film workshop I immediately suggested the topic of Kalai I distinctly remember studying it in school as part of our science module and thoroughly enjoyed it I did some more research on it and we decided to go ahead with the film” said Damle The entire team has been invited to attend the festival in Kolkata “I am eager and excited to go After this I have decided I will make more short films in the future” said the student of Ahilyadevi Girls School The other team members include Kasturi Kulkarni (Class 7) Radha Lagoo (Class 6) from DES school Yogendra Sane (Class 7) Mrugendra Deshpande (Class 6) from Abhinav School Siddharth Damle (Class 7) from M S Golvalkar School and Yash Bhalerao (Class 9) from Vasundhara Secondary School Meanwhile speaking about the process of film making she said that all students were given basic training on film production including how to shoot from specific angles shots and camera techniques Along with this they received a course in science by Prasad Lagoo science teacher at MS Golvalkar School “We would work with the kids for three to four hours per day By the end of the eighth day the students were involved in sound designing editing and production” said Raju Bhosale Director of Media Magic Institute The institute offers an eight-day film making course which was undertaken by the students “We submitted the film which was made by the students in the competition and never expected to get selected It was definitely a moment of pride for us since our film was one of the 16 films selected from all over India under the students category” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: April 21 2015 12:26 am As many as 41 migrants drowned after a small boat carrying refugees sank in the Mediterranean Italian media said days after 400 were lost in another shipwreck (File Photo) Top News The feared drowning of almost 700 people asylum-seekers from mostly sub-Saharan Africa 100-odd kilometres off the coast of Libya may turn out to be the single worst migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea More than 900 migrants have reportedly died in the Mediterranean already this year According to the UNHCR approximately 219000 migrants including refugees crossed the Mediterranean last year with a loss of at least 3500 lives The latest disaster has called attention once more to the need for an effective migrant policy from the European Union Share This Article Related Article The EU hasn’t managed to get its 28 member states to agree on a common programme to take on the human trafficking gangs that profit from charging exorbitantly for ferrying people illegally to southern Europe This has left matters in the hands of individual states such as Italy and Greece which are usually the first destinations for asylum-seekers given traffickers’ preference for the central and eastern Mediterranean routes Italy’s Mare Nostrum search-and-rescue programme saved almost 160000 lives in a year before it was discontinued last November due to budgetary cuts and complaints from other EU states that it was encouraging migrants to make the perilous journey It was replaced by Triton launched by the EU’s border control agency Frontex but on a third of the budget without its own vessels and surveillance To the EU’s credit it recognises the need to punish the traffickers and not their victims However it’s doubtful whether the EU has the capacity or inclination to undertake a naval blockade of the north African coast to stop these “death boats” before they set sail Of late the largest number of refugees have been fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq while Libyans are escaping their strife-torn ungovernable country Ultimately what Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat dramatically referred to as a “genocide” in the seas will not abate till conflicts across the African continent and West Asia are resolved For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Bloomberg | Published: November 28 2017 5:19 pm Toyota Motor Corp which has made a big bet on hydrogen-powered cars is looking more isolated as industry rivals double down on plug-in electric vehicles as the dominant technology (Image Source: Bloomberg) Related News Toyota Motor Corp which has made a big bet on hydrogen-powered cars is looking more isolated as industry rivals double down on plug-in electric vehicles as the dominant technology in the emerging post-fossil fuel era Three years ago Toyota President Akio Toyoda grandson of company founder Kiichiro Toyoda unveiled the Mirai a four-door family sedan powered by hydrogen tanks and fuel-cell technology that emits nothing but heat and water – and none of the gases that contribute to global warming However sales of the $57500 sedan – available in Japan California and parts of Europe – have yet to break the 5000 mark compared to some 300000 of Nissan Motor Co’s battery-electric Leaf Toyota isn’t the only player in fuel-cell vehicle development However even hydrogen-car backers such as Honda Motor Co Hyundai Motor Co and Volkswagen AG’s Audi have refocused their zero-emissions car strategies on EVs Investment in hydrogen power stations has been glacial and technology advances have lowered the cost of batteries and extended driving ranges China the world’s biggest car market nearly doubled the number of charging points last year to 215000 while the number of hydrogen stations was all of five It plans to introduce a cap-and-trade emissions policy from 2019 and has joined a growing list of countries seeking deadlines to phase out fossil fuel-powered vehicles Tesla Inc this month unveiled a new Roadster with a 620-mile (998-kilometer) driving range twice that of Toyota’s Mirai The electric carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk has long disparaged fuel cells because of the cost and difficulty of creating storing and transporting hydrogen By contrast the relative simplicity of EV powertrains has helped open the door to a host of new entrants including vacuum-cleaner billionaire James Dyson Bloomberg New Energy Finance sees electric cars reaching price parity with their gasoline-burning cousins as early as 2025 following a 73 percent plunge in lithium-ion battery prices between 2010 and 2016 “It’s easier for companies to make a profit with EV and it’s easier for governments to prepare the infrastructure” said Richard Kaye a portfolio manager at Nippon Comgest Inc “For the past few years it’s been EV that’s been gaining traction Because of that it’s EV that’s much closer to becoming reality” As such fuel-cell technology is increasingly being put on the back burner Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo said last month he thinks EVs will proliferate faster in the near term and Hyundai Executive Vice President Lee Kwang-guk said in August that EVs will now be the “mainstay” of the Korean automaker’s eco-car lineup Fuel cells were barely a footnote when VW CEO Matthias Mueller announced the group’s aggressive electrification strategy in September By contrast Toyota says its fervor for the technology it began developing in the early 1990s remains undiminished Fuel-cell and battery-electric vehicles must be developed ‘at the same speed’ because different parts of the world will favor different energy sources based on their specific needs Executive Vice President Didier Leroy said in an interview at last month’s Tokyo Motor Show where Toyota was the only Japanese automaker to display hydrogen-powered vehicles “We know for example that the fuel cells in the Japanese society will be much more than just cars” Leroy said “In many other places in the world it will be the same” Shares of Toyota rose 03 percent to 7046 yen as of 1:53 pm in Tokyo Tuesday They have advanced 24 percent this year compared with a 17 percent gain in the Topix index California is currently the main market for fuel-cell vehicles outside Japan but has just 30 hydrogen stations Efforts by Toyota and its partners to set up infrastructure on America’s East Coast have been plagued by delays By contrast BNEF counted more than 44000 charging points nationwide in 2016 Japan has 91 hydrogen stations and is aiming for 160 by 2020 and 320 by 2025 But that’s against more than 28000 charging points at the end of last year according to BNEF whose analysts forecast the high costs and strict regulations governing hydrogen stations will mean the government can only meet 75 percent of its 2020 goal and an even smaller proportion of its 2025 target “Unlike lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles there is no existing parallel industry for fuel cells that accelerates the speed of cost reduction” said BNEF analyst Ali Izadi-Najafabadi “Fuel-cell vehicles will not achieve the same level of market penetration” The gap is widening even as Toyota forges partnerships aimed at promoting fuel cells One such global entity established at the start of this year the Hydrogen Council said this month that the lightest element could supply a fifth of worldwide energy needs by 2025 Fuel-cell proponents face a chicken-and-egg dilemma: increased infrastructure requires additional vehicles to support it and vice versa Toyota which leads FCV sales globally with the Mirai has only shipped about 4300 since its launch in late 2014 By contrast Nissan has sold about 300000 of the Leaf since 2010 and Tesla has delivered more than 250000 electric vehicles since the first Roadster rolled out in 2008 The figures at other FCV makers are even starker: Honda has shipped fewer than 700 of the Clarity Fuel Cell since its debut last year while Hyundai has moved about 900 of its Tucson Fuel Cell since 2013 Japan has 91 hydrogen stations and is aiming for 160 by 2020 and 320 by 2025 (Image Source: Bloomberg) Toyota has set a lofty goal of selling 30000 FCVs annually by around 2020 Achieving that will need not just more infrastructure but improvements to the Mirai itself according to chief engineer Yoshikazu Tanaka The list he gave echoed what Musk has done with his second-generation Roadster which on top of a 620-mile range can go 0-60 miles per hour in 19 seconds First the Mirai’s range of about 312 miles under US standards is ‘not nearly enough’ Tanaka said on the sidelines of a conference in Tokyo last month The other is more abstract “We don’t want people to buy the car just for its environmental credentials ” he said “We have to make it cool” Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada told Der Spiegel in an interview this month that Tesla is not the Japanese company’s “role model” and that battery-electric vehicles with long ranges are both heavy and too expensive to be mass produced The new Roadster will be available from 2020 with a base price of $200000 “Such cars do not fit in our program” Uchiyamada said In a management reshuffle involving some three dozen people announced Tuesday Kiyotaka Ise who heads advanced R&D including FCV and EV development will become chief executive of group company Aisin Seiki Co which makes parts including transmissions and suspensions His current role will be taken by Shigeki Terashi an executive vice president and chairman of Toyota’s in-house powertrain company The changes are aimed at strengthening cooperation among group companies and boosting innovation according to a statement Toyota’s immediate priority is to step up development of hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles which the company sees as encouraging new filling stations to service them because their largely predetermined routes guarantee revenue Toyota sold a pair of fuel-cell buses to the Tokyo government at the start of this year and plans to have about 100 on the road by 2020 It’s also developing a delivery truck for trials with convenience store 7-Eleven Japan from 2019 In California it’s testing a semi-trailer truck “In order to promote our fuel-cell vehicles we need to promote hydrogen infrastructure” Toyota Senior Managing Officer Shigeki Tomoyama told reporters at an event to launch a hydrogen project near Tokyo Bay in July “Commercial vehicles are extremely effective in doing that so that’s what we want to make” For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Indo-Asian News Service | London | Published: January 20 2015 3:04 pm he devices also carry bacteria you have picked up from other people (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News A group of students from University of Surrey in Britain has revealed that the home button on your smartphone may be harbouring millions of bacteria – some even harmful ALSO READ: How I rediscovered my life afterlosing a smartphone They found that it is not just your own germs that can be found on your phone The devices also carry bacteria you have picked up from other people newscomau reported For the study the team dipped phones into Petri dishes and watched the growths of bacteria flourish According to Simon Park the lecturer behind the university’s annual study phones store a record of our personal touch as well especially on the home button “It is unusual but very effective way of engaging our students with the often overlooked microbiology of everyday life” Park was quoted as saying Most of the bacteria is harmless but some disease-carrying bacteria such as the Staphylococcus aureus were also seen during the experiment For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related Newsby hoping that they spring to the defence of the RSS, It was not an isolated incident as several people were reported to have been injured in celebratory aerial firing. see him signal his intention to go as soon as a leadership contest could be conducted, AFP Kerala’s choice of Hughes as a marquee player was well-thought. 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