Keane tells Liverpool fans to ‘lighten up’

first_imgLiverpool Keane tells Liverpool fans to ‘lighten up’ following ‘back garden’ jibe Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 23:53 11/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roy Keane, Ireland Getty Liverpool Manchester United Republic of Ireland Premier League WC Qualification Europe The Manchester United legend and Republic of Ireland coach insists that his comments regarding the Reds were made in jest and he respects the club Roy Keane has responded to criticism of his “back garden” comments regarding Liverpool by telling his detractors to “lighten up”.The Manchester United legend did little to endear himself to supporters of his former rivals when questioning the entertainment value of Jurgen Klopp’s side.Reds 11/10 for top 4 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In the wake of a 3-0 Champions League win over Maribor, the outspoken Irishman told ITV: “I think it’s hard to get excited about them. To me, they are going nowhere fast.“Again, they’re neat and tidy, but come the end of the season when the prizes are being given out, Liverpool will be nowhere near them. They’re just drifting. Drifting nowhere.“I think if Liverpool were playing out in my back garden, I wouldn’t watch them.”His comments were met by an angry response from Reds supporters, but Keane insists he was speaking in jest and fully respects the Anfield club and their achievements in the past and present.Roy Keane Liverpool lighten upHe told reporters while preparing the Republic of Ireland for a World Cup play-off clash with Denmark: “It was tongue in cheek.“Anyone who has ever spoken to me about football will tell you the huge respect I have for Liverpool. I grew up watching them in the 80s winning leagues every year.“My comments were tongue in cheek and hopefully people will see it that way. People should lighten up a little.”While playing down his actions while on punditry duty, Keane has also sought to commit  himself to coaching – with there no desire on his part to step out of an assistant role with Ireland and back into club management.He added: “It’s tough being a manager out there at the moment, that’s why I’m better off staying here.“It’s par for the course, managers not getting enough time and getting pre-judged. There is a lot of media spin about certain managers out there, a lot of good PR for some managers. Some get away with murder.“My desire at this moment in time is that I’m really enjoying what I’m doing with Ireland. The only thing on my mind is helping get the team to the World Cup.“In terms of club management, all that is on the back burner. All my energy is with Ireland.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Move to China? Iniesta is still needed at Barca

first_imgTransfers Move to China? Iniesta is still needed at Barca Ben Hayward 07:36 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andrés Iniesta Barcelona La Liga 01282018 Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Eibar v Barcelona Eibar Primera División Opinion The midfielder signed a “lifetime” contract with the Catalan club in October and would be better off staying at Camp Nou for the foreseeable future Andres Iniesta is the longest-serving player in Barcelona’s squad. The 33-year-old arrived at La Masia at the age of 12 in 1996, and has gone on to win 30 trophies for the Catalan club. So the thought that he may leave is probably too much for many fans to bear.All players move on eventually, either calling time on their playing days like Carles Puyol, to seek a new experience elsewhere as Neymar did, or to end their careers with a lucrative move to a lesser league, such as Xavi.Iniesta, it has been reported in the Catalan press, is being tempted by such an offer from China. As well as high wages, it is said to include an agreement for advertising campaigns and also commercial promotion for his wines. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player At the age of 33, he may well be tempted. In the knowledge that life after football will be less lucrative, players place much importance on their final contract and a mega-money deal in China would mean Iniesta would never need to work again.Not that he really does anyway, of course, but even the wealthiest footballers can get a little nervous about the future when their careers are almost over. And Iniesta probably lacks the personality to be a coach or even a pundit when he hangs up his boots.The midfielder brings in around €20 million after tax as part of his current contract, the first-ever “lifetime” deal offered to a player by Barca, and he is said to have turned down almost twice that amount (€35m) to play for an unnamed Chinese club.Meanwhile, reports in Spain claim the player has invested around €5 million in his own businesses away from football, including the production of wine, cheese and olive oil, and that he has lost money in those operations.However, he still should be more than comfortable on his current wages and for the moment, he is needed at Barcelona. Firstly, because he remains one of the world’s best midfielders. And secondly, to help January signing Philippe Coutinho adapt to life at the club.Philippe Coutinho Andres Iniesta BarcelonaBarca boss Ernesto Valverde was asked about the reports on Friday and said the club had not received any offer for Iniesta from China or anywhere else.”If that happens, we will think about it then,” he said. “I don’t have anything to say. I haven’t even thought about it. Iniesta is with us and we want him to help us a lot, as he always does.”Iniesta has played more under Valverde than he did last season under Luis Enrique, so it still seems the player has much to give at Camp Nou. And until the end of the season, he will focus on trying to help Barca win La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.Should Barca win another treble, he may just decide to walk away as Xavi did in the summer of 2015. That, however, would be a shame for the club, for the fans and for the player himself – because it will be a long time before the Camp Nou, or indeed Spanish football, sees his like again.last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd striker Marcus Rashford happy with penalty success

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford happy with penalty successby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Marcus Rashford was happy to prove the matchwinner against Leicester City.Rashford has revealed what was going through his mind ahead of his first-half penalty yesterday.“There has been a lot of talk [about penalties] but it is all about clearing that out of your head and just getting back down to basics,” Rashford told MUTV.“When it comes down to it, that is all you know, to get to the first team, it is by doing the basics and working hard.“I just try to look at the keeper, especially a keeper like him because he has a good jump and likes to go early. If it is not hard and in the corner, then he has a chance of saving it. But it was a nice feeling to score.” last_img read more

Burnt Out at Work? Take Back Your Time!

first_imgYou can’t deny the difference hard work has made in the USA. Our status as the world’s only superpower is thanks in part to our willingness to keep our heads down and get our hands dirty. However, there’s another side to every hard-earned coin — studies suggest that forgoing vacations can take a considerable toll on one’s mental and physical health. That’s why Take Back Your Time — a Seattle-based non-profit organization — has partnered with Diamond Resorts International to help more folks clock out, get out, and zone out.“Time poverty” is a real problem in this country. While many American businesses take it upon themselves to offer paid leave and paid holidays to their employees, they are under no legal obligation to do so. Workers in the European Union, on the other hand, are guaranteed by law at least 20 paid days off every year, and Austria and Portugal guarantee a whopping 35 days off.According to a 2014 study from Oxford Economics, more than 4 out of 10 workers finished 2013 without using all their paid time off, leaving a total of 429 million vacation days on the table. That’s more than 3 unused days for every working stiff.Contrary to popular belief, taking a vacation isn’t a recipe for lost productivity — quite the opposite, in fact. Workers often return from vacation feeling more refreshed and ready to get things done. Oxford Economics estimates that the U.S. economy would gain $52 billion in earned income and 1.2 million jobs if workers used all their paid time off.Of course, it’s not as simple as just taking more vacation time. Many people work straight through the year because they simply don’t have any paid leave. Take Back Your Time is dedicated to helping these folks, too. They’ve designated March 31 as Vacation Commitment Day, and are set to host the first Vacation Commitment Summit in New York City on June 15, 2015. They’re also encouraging sweeping policy change in the United States and Canada. For more information about their cause, check out this Q and A with John De Graff, President and CEO of Take Back Your Time.Related: Tax Season Travel Splurge: Vacationing at Gili Lankanfushi MaldivesIn what specific ways has TBYT made progress toward achieving its goals? Can you gauge your organization’s influence on the national debate?We have raised the issue of time poverty and overwork in many ways. Hundreds of newspaper, radio and TV stories and interviews have helped carry our message and some 10,000 people have joined our organization overall. More than 200 communities have celebrated Take Back Your Time Day in some way, and dozens of colleges and universities as well. The Massachusetts Council of Churches has celebrated Take Back Your Time Day since 2004.We’ve held three national conferences and were instrumental in Congressman Alan Grayson’s efforts to introduce a Paid Vacation Law in the US Congress in 2009 and Gael Tarleton’s introduction of a similar bill in the Washington State legislature in 2014 and 2015.  Neither passed, but we keep pushing. We have also supported efforts for paid family leave in Washington State (partially successful), and paid sick days in Seattle. We have raised the level of dialogue and gotten some attention for these issues. I was asked to make a film, The Motherhood Manifesto, for PBS that addressed many work-life balance issues. When it was finished it premiered in the US Senate in 2006, where it was introduced by Senators Obama, Clinton and Kennedy.How would you recommend broaching the topic of increased paid leave with an employer? We provide a great deal of information about the positive value of such leave and the negative costs to health and productivity of not taking time off. We hope employees will make these points in conversation with employers and HR directors.What steps can our readers take to address the “time poverty” problem in this country?  The most important first step is to start conversations about it wherever you can, as Starbucks has encouraged conversations about race. Vacations are a more comfortable topic for most people. When our film The Great Vacation Squeeze appears on PBS stations this summer, organize viewing parties and encourage people to watch.Be sure to use all your vacation time — don’t leave it on the table. When vacationing, keep the use of electronic technologies to a minimum to give yourself a real break. Take at least one week-long trip if you can; it’s the best way to reduce burnout. Leave work as early as you can. Don’t hang around to show face time. Take back your time for your happiness, health, family and friends. Read up on what’s going on in other countries; you may be in for a surprise.Anything else you’d like our readers to know about TBYT or the Vacation Commitment Initiative?  We’ve waited a long time to get the support for this kind of initiative that Diamond Resorts International is giving us, and we are honored and delighted to be working with them. It feels like the tide is turning toward more support for time off. Millennials especially want it, but it’s now the number one wish for new workers.Please go to our webpage at www.takebackyourtime.org and take the Vacation Commitment Pledge. Sign up for our free monthly newsletter. Especially, tell us your stories — negative and positive — about your efforts to take back time or your memories of your vacations. We need you. We are committed to the long haul in bringing this issue the attention it deserves and I’m optimistic that before too long, we’ll prevail. 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Infrastructure to be Upgraded at Enid Bennett High School

first_img “That is going to make sure you achieve your vision, whether it is your auditorium or whatever else it is that you want to do. The Regional [office] will now work with you to do the design work, so that whatever it is that we want to do, along with your strategic plan, to make sure that this institution, in honour of Enid Bennett, becomes a world class institution,” the Minister said. The undertaking was given during his address at the renaming ceremony for the school from Bog Walk High School to the Enid Bennett High School on Tuesday (June 19). Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has committed to spend $20 million annually for the next three years to upgrade the infrastructure at the Enid Bennett High School, in St. Catherine.The undertaking was given during his address at the renaming ceremony for the school from Bog Walk High School to the Enid Bennett High School on Tuesday (June 19).“That is going to make sure you achieve your vision, whether it is your auditorium or whatever else it is that you want to do. The Regional [office] will now work with you to do the design work, so that whatever it is that we want to do, along with your strategic plan, to make sure that this institution, in honour of Enid Bennett, becomes a world class institution,” the Minister said.Senator Reid said that the Ministry would also be providing funds to help youth who are in need and are currently attending the school.“One million dollars will go toward your boys’ empowerment programme and $4 million towards your science programme,” he said.“I have come as a partner to work with you to drive the vision of excellence for Bog Walk High School, now the Enid Bennett High School, and for all the other educational institutions in Jamaica,” the Minister added.The late Enid Bennett was born in Linstead on May 18, 1931. She started her education at Linstead Primary School and later attended St. Helen Commercial School, where she qualified as a stenographer.She was elected Councillor for the Sligoville division and later Member of Parliament for Central St. Catherine, before moving to represent St. Catherine West Central.Miss Bennett served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government between 1980 and 1982, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security between 1982 and 1989. She was awarded the country’s fourth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica, in 2012.Miss Bennett is hailed as a trailblazing politician, serving as Member of Parliament for 30 continuous years until her retirement in 1997, and setting a record as a female legislator in the House of Representatives.Throughout her years of service in politics, she aimed to transform the lives of citizens and was instrumental in establishing community centres in Buxton Town and Point Hill, improving the West Central St. Catherine road network and bringing electricity to several communities in the constituency.Ms. Bennett died on December 22, 2017 at age 86 after a brief illness. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has committed to spend $20 million annually for the next three years to upgrade the infrastructure at the Enid Bennett High School, in St. Catherine. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Council to Improve Classroom Conditions Releases Report

first_imgThe Council to Improve Classroom Conditions released its report today, April 28. The report contains 40 recommendations including expanding class caps to junior/middle school and high school. The council has allocated $9.3 million of its year one funding of $10 million to address its initial recommendations. The council expects to make recommendations on its additional $700,000 before the end of the current school year. One recommendation calls for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to match $1 million to assist teachers in priority schools. With this included, a total of $11 million, and at least 139 new teachers, will be available to improve classroom conditions in the 2017-18 school year. Highlights of the recommendations include: Priority schools are defined as those schools where provincial achievement results in literacy and math indicate additional support is required. Additional recommendations from the council include: implementing a provincewide class cap of 28 students (with flexibility up to 30) for junior high/middle school, requiring the hiring of 49 teachers at a cost of approximately $2.9 million implementing a provincewide class cap of 30 students (with flexibility up to 32) for high school, requiring the hiring of 50 teachers at a cost of approximately $3 million hiring an additional 40 teachers for a junior high/middle school pilot project to support math and literacy in classrooms that have high numbers of students with special needs at a cost of about $2.4 million creating a pilot project to provide $50,000 grants to priority schools with the most complex classrooms at a cost of $1 million requesting the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to match $1 million for the priority school grants pilot project, allowing a total of 40 schools to receive grants better engaging teachers, administrators, parents, students, and other stakeholders in the work of the council eliminating and streamlining provincial and school board assessments developing an assessment policy that respects teachers’ professional judgment on passing and holding back students, deadlines, and marks finalizing a draft attendance policy that increases expectations and accountability for attendance ensuring teachers have more time to plan and prepare individual program plans and that students on such plans are more evenly distributed across classes streamlining data collection and reporting scheduling evaluation and administration days before report card due dates improving technology and work processes to reduce the time teachers spend on data entry. The council also put forward a recommendation that the minister of Education and Early Childhood Development explore ways to increase the readiness of children to learn and succeed when they enter Grade Primary. This report includes recommendations put forward by the council in March. The council’s full report is available online at www.novascotia.ca/classroomcouncil. The council will next meet on May 17, 18, and 19.last_img read more

MPs could be tried for criminal contempt for Kinder Morgan protest

first_imgVANCOUVER – British Columbia’s Prosecution Service is considering criminal charges against dozens of people arrested for protesting Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.But it will be up to a pair of newly appointed special prosecutors to determine whether charges will be laid against Green party Leader Elizabeth May and New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart.May, Stewart and several others were arrested on March 23 and charged with civil contempt of court over allegations that they protested within five metres of two Trans Mountain construction sites in Burnaby, B.C., despite a court injunction prohibiting the action.The prosecution service says in a statement that it has conducted a general review of the cases and concluded that criminal contempt proceedings are warranted for those who were arrested after breaching the injunction.The announcement comes after B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Affleck called last week for criminal charges to be laid against demonstrators alleged to have violated the court injunction.The prosecution service said in a statement Monday that Assistant Deputy Attorney General Peter Juk has determined that appointing special prosecutors in the cases against May and Stewart are in the public interest.last_img read more

Sunny morning in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a bright and breezy morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded a notch below the season’s average at 17.6 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature for the day was likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius. “The city may witness strong surface wind during the day,” an Indian Meteorological Department official said. At 8.30 a.m. the humidity was recorded at 58 per cent. On Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded a notch above the season’s average at 34.3 degrees Celsius and the minimum was two notches above at 19 degrees.last_img read more

CAF Suspends Morocco for 4 Years

Rabat – Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to suspend Morocco from participating in the African Cup of Nations for the next four years.According to well acquainted sources cited by the North African Football Union (UNAF), the governing body of African football has decided to suspend Morocco from participating in the next two editions of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2017 and 2019 following the kingdom’s decision to postpone the CAN 2015 over fears of the Ebola virus.Despite the efforts made by Rabat to convince the African football governing body, Issa Hayatou, CAF’s president said that the arguments presented by Morocco were “not convincing.” Following a meeting in Cairo back in November, the executive committee of the CAF decided that the African Cup of Nations 2015 would not take place in Morocco. The Moroccan national team was also disqualified from the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations currently taking place in Equatorial Guinea.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Womens advocate Qatari ambassador chosen to head UN regional bodies

30 July 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named a leading women’s rights advocate from Singapore and the former Qatari ambassador to the United States to head up the world body’s regional arms working to advance economic and social development in Asia. Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore will head the Bangkok-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), UN spokesperson Marie Okabe announced today in New York. Ms. Heyzer has been “the first executive director from the South to head the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), where she has worked to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality,” she stated. She will replace Kim Hak-Su of the Republic of Korea, who has held the post of Executive Secretary of ESCAP since 2000. Mr. Ban also appointed Bader Al-Dafa of Qatar as the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). His long and distinguished career includes representing his country in the Russian Federation, France, Egypt and Spain, and most recently in the United States where he also served as Qatar’s observer at the Organization of American States. Mr. Al-Dafa will begin his Beirut-based appointment in early August, Ms. Okabe stated. read more

Brock research awards open for nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence and the Award for Distinguished Research and Creativity – two awards offered by Brock to reward outstanding research.The deadline for nominations for both awards is Monday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m.The University established the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence to encourage and sustain high levels of scholarly performance. It is open solely to Brock tenured and tenure-track faculty.Chair holders are people who have demonstrated exceptional promise of outstanding contributions to scholarship and/or have a track record of scholarly excellence. Recipients of the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence can undertake a specific three-year program of research leading to a significant development in their scholarship (e.g., a scholarly monograph, a state-of-the-art review that might lead to a seminal series of scholarly lectures). The research program for the Chair may be integrated within a broader research and scholarly focus.The Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity recognizes faculty whose distinguished research or creative activity (appropriate to the nominee’s discipline and faculty) demonstrates outstanding research achievements, contributions to the training of future researchers, and consistency in scholarly or creative performance. Recipients are formally recognized by the presentation of a diploma and cash award at a University function. This one-year award in the form of a research grant is not attached to any specific research activity or proposal.Updated guidelines and nomination forms for the 2010 competitions can be found in the Grants and Contracts section of Brock Research.For more information, contact Josie Reed, research officer, at 905-688-5550 x5208, or email jreed@brocku.ca read more

Silicon Valley startup seeks to turn oncefuturistic hoverboards into consumer reality

Silicon Valley startup seeks to turn once-futuristic hoverboards into consumer reality AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press Posted Nov 12, 2014 12:01 pm MDT LOS GATOS, Calif. – The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you’re perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. A high-pitched engine scream bounces from the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward.This is hoverboarding.Skateboarding is going airborne this fall with the launch of the first real commercially marketed hoverboard which uses magnetics to float about an inch off the ground. The creators believe their technology will someday be used to transport large containers or hold buildings above earthquakes as the ground shakes below. But for now, it’s all about fun, as demonstrated in a recent practice session.“You can very much tell that it’s frictionless so you just smoothly move along, and it’s odd because you can move in all directions,” said engineer Kyle O’Neil, seated on a copper ramp where they test their products wearing helmets and safety lenses.But there are some catches. The Hendo currently only works for about 15 minutes before it needs recharging and can only operate over metal surfaces. And that price tag: $10,000.Greg and Jill Henderson, co-founders of the firm Arx Pax which developed the Hendo Hoverboard, envision much more.Sketches of hoverboard parks where people could rent boards and ride up and down ramps, much like skateboard parks, are already pinned to the walls.“This is not the end, this is just the beginning of where this technology can go,” Greg Henderson said in his makeshift labs in the Silicon Valley enclave of Los Gatos. He’s definitely thinking big.“The wheel has served us very, very well, and we’re not taking the wheel head on, but there are certain places where this may be more appropriate than the wheel,” he says.Here’s how it works: four dinner plate-sized hover engines on the bottom of the board create a magnetic field that induces a secondary magnetic field in a conductive surface, in this case copper, although aluminum — even under concrete — works as well. Magnetic levitation trains, currently operating in Asia, work on similar principles.Henderson said the board is the most efficient way of communicating what the technology can do.“When you discover that you can levitate a dynamic load in a stationary position, can you think of anything more exciting than a hoverboard?”Hoverboards captured public interest in the “Back to the Future” trilogy when character Marty McFly hopped on one to escape attackers. There have been some real attempts, and some hoaxes, since then.The current prototype, designed in part by surfboard shaper Bob Pearson, is broader and wider than a typical skateboard, and fairly slow.But Henderson is delighted with what they’ve done so far.“Last month the Wikipedia entry for Hoverboard said this was a fictional device. It doesn’t say that anymore,” he said.___Follow Martha Mendoza at https://twitter.com/mendozamartha read more

Mother accused of fatally poisoning her 2 children to know fate

Twenty five-year-old, Awena Rutherford who is on trial for fatally poisoning her two children will know her fate tomorrow as the prosecution has closed its case.The defendant is maintaining that she thought she was buying cold tablets for her children.Accused: Awena Rutherford“Who would go to the Plaisance Bus Park to buy cold tablets from a man that sells rat poison?” was the question State Prosecutor Tiffini Lyken put to the 12 member-jury during her closing address at Awena Rutherford’s manslaughter trial.Represented by Attorney Adrian Thompson, she is accused of giving her children, one-year-old Jabari Codogan and four-year-old Odascia Codogan, 2 halves of one carbon tablet which caused their deaths on March 27, 2014. She also drank two of the same tablets and was hospitalised for several days.During today’s hearing before Justice Navindra Singh, Jabari Codogan Sr, testified via Skype from Brooklyn, New York that he supported his children even after he separated from Rutherford, and that he communicated with them every day.He told the jury that he was never told that they were suffering from a cold.Awena and the children were staying with the defendant’s sister, Monica Sealey and her husband Curt, who both testified that they never noticed the children suffering from any cold symptoms prior to their deaths.   Shaking excessively and in tears the accused said in an unsworn statement today that she loves her children, and that she’s still traumatized from losing them.She maintained that she never bought rat poison and that the police treated her unfairly.However, multiple police witnesses maintained that Rutherford repeatedly said she was stressed and had problems and that she indeed gave her offspring the supposed cold tablets. The jury will deliberate and return its verdict tomorrow afternoon. (Shemuel Fanfair) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBREAKING: Mother found guilty of fatally poisoning her 2 childrenMarch 15, 2018In “Court”Sentencing for mother found guilty of poisoning children postponed to April 9March 16, 2018In “Court”Breaking: Mother found guilty of poisoning children gets 98 yearsApril 9, 2018In “Court” read more

Russian key witness to international money laundering case turns herself in at

first_imgRussian national Maria Efimova, 36, has handed herself in at the Syntagma Square police station in Athens fearing for her life.The woman, a former bank employee who is considered a key witness in a money laundering investigation in Malta involving local politicians and the Azerbaijan presidential family told the police “there must be something against me” and turned herself in.The case she is connected to was being reported on by investigative Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (pictured above), who was assassinated in October 2017.Since then, two international warrants have been issued by Malta and Cyprus against Efimova over charges of embezzlement and fraud.Following up on the case, Syriza Eurodeputy Stelios Kouloglou warned that an extradition to Malta would seriously endanger the whistleblower’s life.“The arrest warrant against Maria Efimova is based on two ridiculous charges of Maltese authorities, that she made improper use of some tickets for her family and that she slandered a Maltese policeman,” Kouloglou stated on Tuesday after the woman called him from the police station fearing for her life.“If I go back to Malta I will be dead,” she said.“Greek justice, which is investigating the case following her surrender to police, must seriously take into account the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, to whom the public-interest whistleblower Maria Efimova had given revealing information about financial scandals,” Kouloglou added.The Russian whistleblower who has been living under the radar with her family on Crete since 2017, claimed that the private bank where she worked had been used for money laundering offering police information, the Guardian reports.Efimova was led before a prosecutor in Athens and is currently detained at Korydallos women’s prison. The request for her extradition is under examination. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Identifier les protéines liées à la longévité

first_imgIdentifier les protéines liées à la longévitéPubliant leurs travaux dans Age, la revue de l’American Aging Association, des chercheurs britanniques ont développé une méthode pour repérer les protéines qui, mutant d’une façon particulière chez certaines espèces, leur assureraient une importante longévité.”La base génétique des différences de longévité entre les espèces reste une énigme majeure de la biologie. Une souris vit moins de cinq ans, et pourtant les humains peuvent vivre plus de 100 ans, par exemple. Si nous pouvons identifier les protéines qui permettent à certaines espèces de vivre plus longtemps que d’autres, nous pourrions utiliser ces connaissances pour améliorer la santé humaine et ralentir le processus de vieillissement”, commence le Dr Joao Pedro Magalhaes, de l’Université de Liverpool.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Parti de ce principe, son équipe a examiné le génome – ‘plan’ de fabrication des protéines – de plus de 30 espèces. Ils se sont pour cela intéresser à une protéine intervenant dans la réparation des dommages de l’ADN, et à d’autres, associées au métabolisme, au taux de cholestérol et au recyclage d’autres protéines. “Nous avons développé une méthode pour détecter les protéines dont l’évolution moléculaire est en corrélation avec la longévité d’une espèce. Les protéines que nous avons détectées ont changé d’une façon particulière, qui suggère que leur évolution n’est pas accidentelle, mais plutôt ‘conçue’ pour faire face à des processus biologiques touchés par le vieillissement, tels que l’endommagement de l’ADN”, explique le scientifique.D’une manière surprenant, les résultats suggèrent ainsi “que les animaux à longue durée de vie ont été en mesure d’optimiser la réparation de leurs lésions corporelles, ce qui leur a permis de repousser les processus de vieillissement”, conclut le scientifique.Le 31 mars 2012 à 12:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between March 31, 2019 to April 6, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierAfter 31 years, Begonis comes upon his last days by Heather BurnsDistrict vets candidates for Woburn Street principal by Lizzie McDermottTown to attempt to protect individuals from public discussion by Lizzie McDermottWilmington company: Transforming 27 Main St. in downtown AndoverWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunFrom behind that badge, he’s seen it all by Emma MurphyDesmond sworn as acting police chief in Wilmington by Emma MurphyOlin site cleanup named a top priority for EPA by Emma MurphyWilmington man killed in N.H. industrial accident by Amaris CastilloWilmington says trash, he says treasure by Amaris CastilloLike 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… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

17000yearold puma poo contains oldest parasite DNA ever found

first_img Sci-Tech An adult puma in Montana. A new study sheds light on the parasites that plagued its ancient brethren.  Avalon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Ancient animal scat is sharing secrets about parasites and the animals they infested during the Ice Age. Inside puma feces radiocarbon-dated to be between 16,570 and 17,000 years old, scientists found eggs from the parasite Toxascaris leonina, a type of roundworm that continues to plague animals today. pooEnlarge ImageFossilized puma poop has a few surprises inside. Cambridge University Press “This is the oldest molecular parasite record worldwide, and it supports the presence of this parasite since the Pleistocene in America,” reads a new study in the journal Parasitology. “These findings have implications for the biogeographic history of parasites and for the natural history of the region.”The fossilized poop was discovered in a sedimentary layer inside a rock shelter 3,582 meters (11,751 feet) above sea level in Argentina. Tests places the fossilized feces at the end of the last Ice Age. The scientists used DNA tests to determine that the feces belonged to the large wildcat species of a puma.The DNA inside the poop was likely well preserved due to cool temperatures inside the rock shelter where the poop was discovered, as well as the high salt concentrations and rapid drying of the poop itself, according to the study. Originally published Aug. 28, 8:42 a.m. PT.  0 A spider’s erection, and other cool things trapped in amber Tags “The research shows that if the coprolite is preserved in the right environment, we can detect eggs and DNA from parasites many thousands of years old,” Piers Mitchell, director of the ancient parasites laboratory at the University of Cambridge told The Guardian. “This will make it easier to plot how different types of parasites are evolving over time.”center_img Post a comment More poop news Share your voice Rolling poop balls prove nature is weirder than you think Scientists discover why wombat poop is cube-shaped Don’t want poo hands? Avoid bathroom hand dryers, study says 20 Photoslast_img read more

US citizen charged with being sniper for ISIS

first_imgWashington: A US citizen on Friday was charged with being a sniper for ISIS in Syria, the justice department said on Friday. The accused has been identified as Ruslan Maratovich Asainov. He has been charged for providing and attempting to provide material support, including training, services and personnel to the terror group, according to a Justice Department statement. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us Asainov was detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and recently transferred into FBI custody. In December 2013, the defendant travelled to Istanbul, Turkey. He subsequently entered Syria, joined ISIS, and became a sniper for the terrorist organisation. Over time, he rose through the ranks to become an ISIS “emir” in charge of training other ISIS members in the use of weapons. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us He also attempted to recruit another individual to travel from the United States to Syria to fight for ISIS. “The United States is committed to holding accountable those who have left this country in order to fight for ISIS,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “As alleged in the court filings, Asainov travelled overseas, joined ISIS, and became a fighter and a sniper for the terrorist organization. He was ultimately detained overseas, turned over to the FBI, and will now face justice in an American courtroom. We hope countries around the world, including our European allies and partners, will likewise repatriate and prosecute their own citizens for travelling to support ISIS.”last_img read more

Sony unveils Resistance 3 demo and artwork

first_imgNow that PSN is back up and running, everyone’s attention is returning to the games and the big titles expected to be released this year. One of those PS3 exclusives is Resistance 3, and this week Sony revealed the art and logos for the upcoming game, and they’re pretty striking. The art is the work of Olly Moss, a British artist with a very evocative and striking style, and the Resistance 3 art is no exception.The box art clearly features a Chimeran skull, with the teeth carved out to look like the New York skyline. In the poster-version of the artwork, you can see Joseph Capelli, the only survivor of the climactic Operation Black Eden that topped off Resistance 2, making his way to New York City. Resistance 3 clearly picks up where Resistance 2 left off, and designers at Sony clearly wanted to make sure that players understood when looking at the box that this wasn’t the type of military or squad shooter they may be used to.Sony wanted to send a strong and clear message about the nature of Resistance 3 in Moss’ work. In the upcoming game, the world is dominated by the Chimera: you and the last remnants of the human race have to find any way you can to survive. The game ditches the atmosphere of an active and organized resistance for a more solemn approach: the militaries of the world have been destroyed, the resistance has been crushed, and now you’re left looking for other survivors and hopefully a way to save the human race.Sony announced Resistance 3 officially last August, and while the game won’t be in stores until September, they have tipped that we can expect a demo on June 14th. To get the demo, you’ll have to pick up a Blu-Ray of Battle: Los Angeles. The demo will be included on the disc, and feature a half-hour of gameplay, including a boat-ride through a town occupied entirely by Chimera.Sony also promised more information and a broader look at the upcoming game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) early next month.Read more at the Official PlayStation Bloglast_img read more

How about a golf game

first_imgGroup Silverglades, specialising in golf-based leisure developments and luxury residential housing projects hosted the Annual Family Carnival and Skinners Cup Golf Tournament at its flagship project Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort, Gurgaon on December 21. Tarudhan Valley is India’s first gated golf community carefully designed to include exotic Golf Homes dotted around an exceptionally designed 9-hole golf course.Anubhav Jain, Director Group Silverglades, said, “We at Silverglades take great pride in creating addresses that are timeless and iconic and the Tarudhan Valley is a sterling example of this vision. The Skinners Cup Golf Tournament reflects the brilliant connect of sports, lifestyle and modern luxury at Tarudhan Valley. The annual gala showcased outstanding performances on the course, unforgettable moments and worthy winners.”The Tarudhan Valley offers apartments, villas and balinese style wooden cottages for gracious living, as well as a well-appointed Clubhouse, Resort Hotel, Conferencing facilities and Golf Driving Range. Besides golf, families also enjoyed themselves at the games stalls with the youngsters having a good time doing pottery and tattooing while the ladies indulged themselves in a relaxing spa session.last_img read more