Stem Cell Cause Loses Key Advocate in House

first_imgProponents of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research lost a key supporter yesterday when Representative Mike Castle (R–DE) was defeated in the Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate. The former Delaware governor and nine-term member of Congress was running for the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Joe Biden. A heavy favorite, he lost by a 53% to 47% to Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell, a marketing consultant whom Biden beat handily in 2008. The moderate Castle has been co-sponsor with Representative Diana DeGette (D–CO) of a bill to expand federally funded research on hESCs that passed Congress twice but was vetoed by then-President George W. Bush. Although stem cells weren’t a major issue in the Delaware race, O’Donnell, an abortion opponent, did criticize Castle for his support of the research. County Executive Chris Coons, who easily won the Democratic nomination for Senate, supports Castle’s position on stem cells. The prospects for stem cell legislation are uncertain. There’s a slim chance that Congress could pass a bill, which President Barack Obama would almost certainly sign, in the 3 weeks before adjourning for the November elections. It could also take up the issue in a lame-duck session, or when the new Congress convenes in January. And conventional wisdom has Coons defeating O’Donnell easily in November. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)See our complete coverage of this issue.last_img read more

Azkals off to Kathmandu

first_imgView comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout “This will be as good as any chance for us to qualify,” Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband told the Inquirer. “We were so close in 2014 and for some of the players, it was one of their biggest disappointments. But now we have another chance.”The Azkals will be returning to a country where it has already achieved success, having reached the semifinals of the AFC Challenge Cup for the first time in 2012 in the Nepalese capital.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Make a new boxing star shine here After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ The Philippine Azkals left for the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu early Wednesday with the goal of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time when the continental showpiece event is played in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.Held to back-to-back draws by Yemen in the last two qualifying matches, the Azkals hope to finally nail the Asian Cup berth with a win over Nepal on Nov. 14 at ANFA Stadium in Kathmandu.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytaylast_img read more

Hopes raised over Sachin Tendulkar’s Indian Super League Kochi innings

first_imgSachin Tendulkar’s take-over of the Kochi franchise of Indian Super League has elated the spirits of football lovers in the state. Kerala Football Association has welcomed the move and said that Sachin’s entry will lift the spirits of players as well as football fans in the state leading to the revival of the game itself. Sachin is the co-owner of the Kochi ISL franchise along with Hydrabad-based PVP ventures.”The decision of Sachin Tendulkar to choose Kochi will definitely help for the development of football in the state. It will offer new opportunities for aspiring players of the state,” said KMI Mather, president of the Kerala Football Association and vice-president of All India Football Federation (AIFF).Kerala football had lost its glamour and sheen because of the scarcity of funds and football fans in Kerala hope that Sachin’s foray will bring funds to improve the current state of the game in Kerala.”People were not ready to invest in football till now. Just like Indian Premier League has made changes in cricket, ISL will bring new energy and vigour to Kerala football. There won’t be any scarcity of funds for football from now on. I am ready to take up an ambassadorial role at the team if ISL Kochi franchise insist for it,” said ace footballer IM Vijayan.”The entry of corporates in Indian football will change the future of the game,” said  NP Pradeep, a senior footballer from Kerala.Under ISL rules, four players from Kochi will find places in the 22-member team. The local players will also find their place to final eleven. Since these players will get a chance to play with the best players from around the world, their career graph will also rise with each game. Besides, ISL rules also mandate that each team should spend Rs 2 crore for the development of the game at grassroots level and should build a football academy within five years in their respective places. They should also spend Rs 12 crore each year to develop infrastructure at the local level.advertisementImmediately after the announcement of bagging the bid for ISL Kochi, Tendulkar called Mather and said that he will be soon coming to Kochi along with representatives of PVP ventures to discuss formation of the team. Mather said that Sachin was extremely happy to get Kochi franchise and said that he would do everything possible for the growth of Indian football through the Kochi team.Meanwhile, Tendulkar in a press release said that with the Kochi club, he will play a part in developing football across the country.ISL is modelled on the Indian Premier League cricket and is launched by International Management Group and Reliance in association with All India Football Federation. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati, Pune and Goa are the seven franchises other than Kochi. ISL is slated to start in September and end in November. It will be played in eight Indian cities.last_img read more

Kyler Murray Announces Signing Of Major Endorsement Deal

first_imgkyler murray speaks after winning the heisman trophyNEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 08: Kyler Murray of Oklahoma poses for a photo after winning the 2018 Heisman Trophy on December 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)It’s been quite the magical year for Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. A record-setting season at Oklahoma preceded a Big 12 title, a CFP appearance, a Heisman trophy win, and by tomorrow will also include a first-round NFL Draft selection. But things just keep getting better for Murray, and his latest endorsement deal proves it.Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Murray revealed that he is now being endorsed by Nike. The announcement came with a promo video from his time in high school and college, followed by a powerful message at the end:“…I’ve always dreamed of being a professional athlete. But honestly, I’d like to be the best that ever played the game.”Murray is only one day away from making the first half of that dream come true. He is expected to be drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, with many projecting him as the No. 1 overall pick.Just the beginning… @usnikefootball pic.twitter.com/kyFyOl3ESZ— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) April 24, 2019In his one year as a starter for the Oklahoma Sooners, Murray rewrote the record books with an astounding 42 touchdowns, 4,361 passing yards, and a 69.0-percent completion rate.On the ground, he was equally unstoppable, going for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns on only 140 carries.Murray led the Sooners to a 11-1 regular season record before beating Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game.Oklahoma was then invited to the College Football Playoff, where they would go on to lose to Alabama in the Orange Bowl.The 2019 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. E.T. on Thursday.last_img read more

A tale of the tape How the Raptors stack up against the

STAR POWERThe Warriors clearly have the edge in superstar mojo with an enviable wealth of big-name players on their roster. Steph Curry is a two-time NBA most valuable player, while Kevin Durant, a league MVP in 2014 before joining the Warriors, was named the Finals MVP in each of the last two post-seasons. Draymond Green is the 2017 defensive player of the year. Klay Thompson is a four-time all-star who combines with Curry to form one of the league’s most formidable backcourts. Golden State’s embarrassment of riches is set to grow in about a month, when four-time all-star big man DeMarcus Cousins expects to return from surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon.In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard is a two-time defensive player of the year and the 2014 Finals MVP, and Kyle Lowry is a four-time all-star. But otherwise the Raptors rely on effective rotation players such as Danny Green, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam rather than superstar contributions.—DEEP ENDWhile the Raptors can’t compete with the Warriors on sheer marquee talent, they may have the edge in depth. Toronto boasts long, athletic wings that can defend and score in Anunoby and Siakam. Ibaka and Valanciunas are combining to give Toronto elite-level production at centre. VanVleet provides a starter-calibre option off the bench at point guard. In Toronto’s 122-114 comeback win at Memphis on Tuesday, Lowry was the only Raptor to score 20 or more points, but five of his teammates reached double figures.While Golden State has no shortage of weapons at its disposal, it’s a thinner team on the bench than Toronto. Outside of dependable big Kevon Looney, it’s somewhat of an inconsistent group that needs to patch holes through players like Alfonso McKinnie, who couldn’t reliably find a place in the Raptors’ lineup last season. The thin bench was exposed when the Warriors lost four games in a row earlier this month with Curry and Green battling injuries, and Golden State’s three wins since have largely come on the backs of huge efforts from Durant and Thompson.—DINO HUNTERSThe Warriors have owned the head-to-head series with the Raptors lately. Golden State has won eight in a row against Toronto, with the Raptors’ last win coming at home on March 2, 2014. But the Raptors have given the Warriors a scare in recent meetings. Toronto lost by just two points the last time the teams squared off, falling 127-125 in a Jan. 13 game at what was then the Air Canada Centre. In fact, five of the Raptors’ last six defeats to the Warriors have been by six points or fewer.—INSIDE THE NUMBERSBoth teams know how to score with virtually identical offensive ratings. Toronto has the slight edge at 114.3 points scored per 100 possessions, with the Warriors at 114.2. Only the Milwaukee Bucks are more potent at 115.6. The Raptors have a statistically better defence that Golden State at 106 points allowed per opponent’s 100 possessions, good for seventh in the league. Golden State is 18th with a defensive rating of 109.Curtis Withers, The Canadian Press TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have staked their claim as a favourite to come out of the Eastern Conference with a superb start to the NBA season.As good as they’ve been, they’re about to get a test of whether or not they can hang with the best in the league.The Raptors will take a league-best 18-4 record into Scotiabank Arena on Thursday for an anticipated matchup with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.The Raptors have been good in previous regular seasons, but the play of star forward Kawhi Leonard and guard Kyle Lowry and the depth of quality on the roster suggests this is a team built for the playoffs.And while the Raptors have looked steady so far this season, the Warriors have looked vulnerable at times thanks to key injuries and uncharacteristic infighting.The Warriors, though, have won three of the last four NBA titles, still have one of the best records in the Western Conference at 15-7 and haven’t lost a game to the Raptors in years.Here’s how Toronto stacks up against the defending champs: read more

Suspected migrant found dead in lorry at Kent service station

first_imgThe Airport Cafe near Sellindge where a suspected illegal immigrant was found dead Credit:Jim Bennett Julie Breen, 57, who runs the Airport Cafe with her husband Pat, said: “The driver was quite distressed.”He came across to me and said he had found a migrant in the back of his lorry.”From what I can make out, the load got disturbed and I think it fell on him and he suffocated.”I only saw a boot and a leg. I called the police. The driver was foreign and he had asked me to call the police.”Mrs Breen said Kent Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene.She added: “Obviously it is very upsetting. We don’t know where he came from but he’s probably got a family. It’s not a nice thing to happen.”Husband Pat added: “There was a lorry that came in and there was an illegal immigrant in the back that had passed away.” The lorry involved had the markings of Austrian company Klog Logistics on its rear doors and sidesCredit:Jim Bennett The lorry involved had the markings of Austrian company Klog Logistics on its rear doors and sides The Airport Cafe near Sellindge where a suspected illegal immigrant was found dead center_img A suspected illegal migrant is reported to have been found dead in the back of a lorry after suffocating under the weight of a load of catalogues.The body was discovered by the HGV driver who had travelled across the Channel and pulled into a lorry park off the A20 in Sellindge, Kent at around 8am today.Emergency services descended on the lorry after café owners called police when the driver pulled the body from the truck.The lorry involved has the markings of Austrian company Klog Logistics on its rear doors and sides  and appears to have been carrying a cargo of hundreds of magazines.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A spokesman for Kent Police said: “At 8.29am on Tuesday, October 18 2016, Kent Police was called to an incident concerning a lorry on the A20 at Sellinge near Folkestone.”Officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and a man in the rear of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.”It is believed the lorry had travelled from France and inquiries are on-going to identify the man and ascertain the cause of death.”A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service added: “We were called to the Airport Cafe off the main road in Sellindge by police just after 8.30am this morning.”We attended with two paramedic cars and an ambulance.”Sadly one man was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.”Firefighters were also called to the scene at 8.39am. They assisted Kent Police by removing the load from the lorry using a fork lift truck.last_img read more

School expulsions fuel rise in youth crime say experts

first_imgIt states: “Data show that numbers of children in care, excluded children and homelessness amongst adults have all risen since 2014. “The evidence suggests that being in care and school exclusion are markers for increased risk of both victimisation and perpetration and also substance abuse.”While this does not mean there is a causal link between increases in the most vulnerable and serious violence, these groups possess some of the factors that puts them at higher risk of being exploited for offences such as drug market related violence.”It also concluded that “evidence shows that children excluded from school are overrepresented in young offender populations. They are also overrepresented as victims of serious violence.” The Serious Violence Strategy also revealed there has been a 77 per cent increase in the number of 10-17 year olds convicted of class A drug production or intent to supply between 2012 and 2016.There are fears that gangs which run drug operations around the UK are recruiting vulnerable young people who are not in school and have chaotic home lives, which could explain the rise in class A drug convictions.The strategy, published yesterday, set out how an increase in the number of vulnerable young people could be contributing to rising violent crime. When plotted against the exclusions data, Office for National Statistics figures show Birmingham has the highest rate of young people involved in crime and also the second highest rate of exclusions per year according to the most recent data. The Department for Education is currently conducting a review of how exclusions work across England amid fears when children are kicked out of mainstream education they are often lost to gangs. Labour MP David Lammy told The Telegraph that some schools are excluding problem pupils in order to drive up standards.He said: “Our schools are doing better than they have ever done in London … but almost as a consequence of those kids doing well there’s a big group who fall out the system and one of the drivers of that is Academies.”One of the ways that schools drive up standards is to exclude young people from school.”Children are sent to a Pupil Referral Unit but Mr Lammy said there are “real issues” about the standard of teaching in such facilities. “They’re basically holding cells and there are some that aren’t even that because the pupils don’t turn up”, he said, adding: “The pipeline from those places to young offender institutes is real.”  The most common reason for permanent exclusion in 2015/16 was persistent disruptive behaviour, with 34.6 per cent of children, 2,310, being excluded because of this. Almost 11 per cent were excluded due to physical assault against an adult, while a further nine per cent were excluded because of verbal abuse of threatening behaviour against an adult. Being in care and school exclusion are markers for increased risk of both victimisation and perpetration and also substance abuseSerious Violence Strategycenter_img It came as Amber Rudd announced new measures to tackle gangs which use young people to ferry drugs across the country and promised new money to tackle the deep-rooted causes of youth violence.The most recent figures available for 2015/16 show there were 6,685 permanent exclusions, an increase of 15.4 per cent compared to the previous year.This equates to 35 children being expelled from English primary, secondary and specialist schools every day.The number has risen every year since 2012/13, when 4,630 children were excluded. Between 2012 and 2015 there was a 44.4 per cent increase in children taken out of mainstream education, according to data from the Department for Education. School expulsions could be fuelling a rise in crime among children, a Home Office report has warned.Experts said teenagers who are kicked out of school are more vulnerable to getting caught up in gang violence and county lines drug operations, as data revealed the number of young people excluded from school has been rising steadily over the last few years.Research conducted by The Telegraph shows in areas where school expulsions are high, rates of crime recorded among young people are also higher. The number of children found in possession of a knife or offensive weapon has risen by 65 per cent in the last four years alone. Lancashire has the highest rate of exclusions and the second highest rate of youth crime. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

VIDEO Young and crazy Benoit Kounkoud

Champions Paris Saint Germain stayed at the TOP of French Lidl Starligue by beating Saint Raphael 27:25 in the last match of Round 4. The best action went to the hands of Thierry Omeyer and younger replica of Luc Abalo – the 20 years old lefthander Benoit Kounkoud, who netted amazing goal after “Kung-Fu” without thinking about whether his head will hit the ground…Take a look…PHOTO: PSG Handball Benoit Kounkoud ← Previous Story ZRK Vardar strong for FTC at the start of Women’s EHF CL Next Story → Elizabeth Omoregie to play for Slovenia?

303 000 Nintendo 3DS vendues en deux jours

first_img303 000 Nintendo 3DS vendues en deux joursLancée le 25 mars dernier, la dernière console portable de Nintendo s’est écoulée à 303 000 exemplaires lors de ses deux premiers jours de commercialisation en Europe. La Nintendo 3DS, lancée le 25 mars dernier sur le Vieux Continent, est déjà un joli succès commercial. Nintendo vient tout juste de communiquer le chiffre de 303 000 unités écoulées lors de ses deux premiers jours de commercialisation. Ceci après les 400 000 ventes enregistrées en une seule journée au Japon, relaye Cnetfrance. Une différence qui pourrait s’expliquer par le lancement de l’iPad 2 le même jour que la première console portable 3D de l’histoire. Désormais, on attend donc de savoir si Nintendo attendra les objectifs qu’il s’était fixé pour le premier mois, à savoir 1,5 millions de consoles au Japon, et 4 millions à travers le monde. Retrouvez notre test de la Nintendo 3DSLe 5 avril 2011 à 13:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Samsung ne prévoit pas déquiper ses smartphones décrans 3D

first_imgSamsung ne prévoit pas d’équiper ses smartphones d’écrans 3DLe smartphone Galaxy S3 ne sera vraisemblablement pas compatible 3D. Samsung a en effet expliqué qu’il ne ferait pas du développement de cette technologie une priorité pour l’instant.Samsung a coupé court aux rumeurs annonçant l’arrivée prochaine d’un Galaxy S3 3D. Car pour l’heure, le fabricant a tout simplement fait savoir qu’il était prématuré d’envisager d’adopter la 3D sur les smartphones. Ce n’est donc pas une technologie que Samsung entend développer dans une avenir proche.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?L’annonce de Samsung surprendra les uns, alors que d’autres ne manqueront pas de saluer l’honnêteté du constructeur qui ne désire pas créer des attentes illégitimes chez ses clients…Le constructeur coréen a donc confié à Engadget, en toute franchise : “bien que Samsung Electronics explore constamment de nouvelles technologies pour nos appareils mobiles, nous n’avons pas de projet dans l’immédiat pour inclure des écrans comprenant la technologie 3D dans nos prochains smartphones.” Le fabricant prend sans doute en compte le frein représenté par le port obligatoire des lunettes avec les téléviseurs 3D. Samsung misera sur d’autres innovations pour satisfaire ses cllients et en conquérir de nouveaux marchés.Le 8 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Townsend defends Benteke after goal drought

first_imgCrystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has risen to the defence of his misfiring teammate Christian BentekeThe Belgian forward was signed by Palace in 2016 for a club record fee of £30m from Liverpool.But Benteke hasn’t scored for the Eagles since April’s 5-0 thrashing of Leicester City.The 27-year-old also hasn’t managed an away goal since January and finished with only three Premier League goals last campaign.However, Benteke remains a regular at Selhurst Park under manager Roy Hodgson and Townsend believes there is a lot more to his teammate than what the stats suggest.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“People focus on his goal record but he has offered a lot and played very well again,” Townsend told the Evening Standard.“With strikers, people tend to forget about the performance if they don’t score but Christian was good on Sunday and I’m sure he’ll be good again on Saturday.“It was a frustrating day for everyone. Christian played very well again. He had a chance [with a header from Townsend’s cross] but the goalkeeper made a great save.“He worked hard, he won a lot of headers, running the channel and causing all sorts of problems.”Benteke has scored a total of 20 goals in 73 appearances in all competitions for Palace.last_img read more

David Luiz accepts Chelsea criticism after City win

first_imgChelsea defender David Luiz understands that criticism is part of his job and turned down the chance to reply his critics after his impressive display on Saturday.Luiz put in a stellar performance at the heart of Chelsea’s defense and also scored the crucial second goal as Mauricio Sarri’s side beat Champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.The Brazilian was roughly blamed for Chelsea’s defensive lapses in their 4-1 embarrassing defeat at Tottenham few weeks, but he insists he was unaffected by the scrutiny.“I know what it means to play for a big club,” Luiz told Sky Sports.“Strikers never lose games… we have to be honest and say that.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We have to accept that in the right way, in an intelligent way. It was good to play against a fantastic team, keep the clean sheet and have a great game.“It’s never easy to play against City.“They are synchronized, they have three years together, so they know what they have to do.“When you press high and if you’re able to come out of this pressure after you have a lot of space to enjoy.”last_img read more

8020 May Not Be Dead Yet

first_imgFox did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.8020 had been backed by Halsey Minor, the founder of CNET. According to a post on a New York Times blog, Minor had recently offered to sell 8020 to Meredith and Condé Nast, without success.However, Fox has a habit of making grand statements in the face of defeat. In August, the San Francisco-based company was forced to fold Everywhere, its travel magazine. At the time, Fox told FOLIO: that 8020 would not only relaunch Everywhere “before the end of the year for sure,” the company would launch as many as three new titles in the first quarter of 2009. In his original memo, Fox wrote: “There is no doubt that our company has done what no others have yet to do. That is, prove that the Web and print can work effectively together, one supporting the other.”But there does seem to be a groundswell of support forming for JPG to continue. Shortly after Fox’s announcement last week, a Web site, SaveJPG.com, was launched hoping to do just that. “The point of this page is simple,” a post on the Web site reads. “To show that the community behind JPG doesn’t need to stop existing. There has been too much effort made by the thousands of contributors to JPG to have it pulled away so quickly and with so little warning.”According to a poll on the site, 32 percent would like JPG members to buy the magazine.  (Twenty-seven percent would like to see Flickr buy it.)This is not the first time readers of a magazine have taken to the Web in an effort to pull it out of the fire. In 2007, Business 2.0 readers formed a Facebook group to save the struggling dot.com era magazine. Ultimately, though, their efforts failed; despite a “serious offer” from competing Inc. and Fast Company publisher Joe Mansueto—Time Inc. decided to fold Business 2.0 into Fortune. Late last week, 8020, the publisher of JPG magazine heralded for its community-driven editorial model, announced it had run out of money and would shut down.“In the face of these extraordinary economic times, in a devastated advertising climate, we can no longer continue to operate the business due to lack of funds,” 8020 CEO Mitchell Fox wrote in a memo. “So, while we sit here at the precipice of profitability, the negative marketplace forces are too strong to overcome, and we must take this regrettable action.”But the demise of 8020 Mitchell detailed in his memo might have been premature.“After we announced we were forced to close 8020 Media we were approached by over twenty people/companies who want to make an offer to acquire the company,” Fox wrote in a new memo. “Web based companies have come forward with offers to acquire JPG … and we’re once again excited about its future.”last_img read more

Greyhound Lines UK owners are putting it up for sale report says

first_img This is Mercedes-Benz’s vision for the future of the city bus I spent a sleepless night on Cabin’s sleeper bus 1 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 3:26 More From Roadshow Comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice Enlarge ImageAmericans aren’t “going Greyhound” anymore and that’s forced its parent company FirstGroup to offer it for sale. The Washington Post/Getty Images It probably won’t surprise you to hear that Greyhound Lines isn’t doing so well — that is unless of course, you’re sufficiently young that you had to Google what Greyhound was. Things are so dire at America’s foremost bus line that its UK-based owners FirstGroup have put the brand up for sale, according to a report published Thursday by Reuters.”The issues at Greyhound have revolved around the impact of low-cost airlines coming into some of our markets and [the] relatively low oil price over the year, which in the US means more people get into their cars,” said Matthew Gregory, CEO of FirstGroup, to reporters on a call.If nobody buys Greyhound and it’s forced to shutter its operations, that would mark the end of 105 years of helping people who don’t have a lot of cash get around this gigantic country of ours. It would be the end of a legacy that inspired songs like Simon and Garfunkel’s America and Chuck Berry’s Promised Land, and that would be sad.Now, it’s not that Greyhound’s troubles are new or anything. It experienced several bitter strikes during the 1980s and 1990s with several fatalities stemming from incidents between striking drivers and strikebreakers and replacement workers. The company also declared bankruptcy on more than one occasion before being bought alongside parent company Laidlaw in 2007 by FirstGroup.Since then, the company has attempted several rebrands, some additional services including a more premium bus service called BoltBus, but it hasn’t been enough to lure people away from the speed of air travel. Despite that, FirstGroup claims that 17 million people take the Greyhound annually to one of its 2,400 destinations. Car Culture 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 20 Photos Tags Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Swimming and Diving Have Stellar Academic Semester Posting 30 Team GPAs

first_imgStory Links The Cardinals are back in action on Jan. 10 when they travel to Missouri for a noon (CT) showdown at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Print Friendly Version The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed another strong performance in the classroom in the 2018 fall semester with both squads registering a cumulative GPA marking of 3.0 or better.The women’s team posted a 3.74 team GPA, the highest on record with 15 Cardinals earning 4.0s. In all, 36 of 38 had a 3.0 or better, 31 made the Dean’s List/Dean’s Scholars and qualified as Red & Black Scholar Athletes for having a cumulative GPA above 3.25. Spring of 2005 was the last time the women’s team was under a team 3.0, making 27 semesters in a row for them.  The women’s team has enjoyed unparalleled success during that time, finishing 5th at the 2018 NCAA National Championships, which included an individual NCAA crown for Mallory Comerford in the 200 freestyle. The 2018 fall semester saw three women’s swimmers graduate:  Sophie Cattermole (sport administration), Ashley LeClair (early elementary education) and Marah Pugh (finance). The women are currently ranked No. 6 in the nation in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Poll.center_img The men registered a 3.15 team GPA last semester. Overall, 21 of 33 members of the Louisville men’s team closed the 2018 fall semester with a 3.0 GPA or better. The current stretch of academic success for the Cardinals dates back five straight semesters with a team GPA of 3.0 or better which coincides with consistent success in the pool for Louisville, which culminated in a Top Ten finish for the men in the 2018 NCAA Championships and a current ranking of No. 8 in the nation in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Poll. The 2018 fall semester culminated with breaststroke specialist and former Olympian Carlos Claverie earning his undergraduate degree in marketing from UofL. The men had one swimmer with a 4.0 average for the semester and 15 qualified as Red & Black Scholar Athletes for having a cumulative GPA above 3.25. last_img read more

Youre going to make me cry All Saints on music motherhood and

first_imgDear pop world: more girlbands please. Sincerely, one devoted gayThe 12 best singles by girl band members gone soloMeet the gay guy whose Spice Girls fandom got him through years of homophobic abuseRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/all-saints-music-motherhood-meeting-george-michael/ How do you think you’d have coped with social media if you were coming up today?Melanie: The thing is – and 20 years ago it was the same thing – we’ve never been that ambitious. We’ve never had this thing: ‘We’ve got to do this, because we’ve got to get there.’ So we were always quite comfortable saying no. I think we’d be the same with social media now. There is a lot of pressure isn’t there? Especially with the physical [side] of it all. That pressure to look a certain way, to act a certain way, in order to achieve something – we don’t have that. All we want is to be happy, and for our kids to be happy and each other to be happy. That is it. We don’t need to dominate the whole world, or be the most famous. We’re just cool being us, doing what we’re doing.What is your biggest pinch yourself moment as a band?Natalie: Shaz’s acceptance speech on stage at the Brits 98 is imprinted in my brain forever.Shazney: Did I see that as a meme?Melanie: No way.Shazney: I saw it the other day. It makes me go: ‘Oh god…’Natalie: You’re a meme![embedded content]Do you have a favorite LGBTI pop star?Shazney: I’m old school. I love Boy George. And my daughter, who’s eight, is obsessed with Boy George! I don’t know where it’s come from. I think she heard Karma Chameleon, asked ‘Who’s that?’ and then I showed her a picture of him. She was like: ‘I love him.’Shazney: Olly Alexander from Years & Years seems really cool. I saw him doing an interview the other day.Natalie: Sam Smith is special as well.Nicole: George Michael was always mine.Did you ever get to meet him?Nicole: Yes, he was so lovely, so sweet. He was magical. He ticked all the boxes.Of your personal idols, who’s the person who’s blown you away the most that you’ve met?Natalie: Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. And we met Janet Jackson, and she said to us: ‘I’m a really big fan of your work!’ I was like: ‘Oh. My. God. Did she just say that to me?!’Nicole: Celine once spoke to us a few minutes before we went on stage, and she just left this amazing feeling. That’s what she does. She’s a wonderful lady. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… All Saints are one of the most successful British bands of their generation, scoring five number one hits and even cracking the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 with their signature song Never Ever back in 1998.Over 20 years later, Shazney Lewis, Melanie Blatt and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton are closer than ever, and still making amazing music. Their new album Testament, the follow up to 2016’s UK top three album Red Flag, is out tomorrow. Do you feel the press and the music industry are less sexist or more sexist today than back then?Shazney: I suppose as a lot of stuff is coming out now – a lot of stuff that was hidden away, that we didn’t actually realize was there. Now things are coming out, I look back in time to us, four women, and in this industry… Essentially we are the bosses of all these guys that surround us. We’re the only women, really, in our whole scenario. The guys on stage, the crew, management. We’re in charge of the whole ship. That was the same situation back then. The way we are as characters, we are quite strong. We do say a lot of ‘No’s.’ In terms of the record industry, people probably found us a pain in the ass, because we weren’t like ‘Ok…’ We were like ’No.’Natalie: And then we’d be labelled as difficult.Shazney: Whereas if it had been four men in a band, calling the shots, it wouldn’t have been looked at the way it was with us. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Here, the girls discuss combat trousers, their loyal LGBTI fans and what the Spice Girls should do next…You played G-A-Y in London recently – how was that?Melanie: It was awesome!Natalie: It’s always a big treat. It’s like Christmas.Did you ever play G-A-Y when it was at the [iconic but since-knocked down] Astoria?All: YES!Melanie: We played G-A-Y again recently because it was the 20-year anniversary of when we first played it!Nicole: The crowd…it’s just the same!Shazney: We did it with our band. That was good, we never did that [previously].Have you noticed that 90s fashion is coming back?Nicole: There was an old poster of us on a bus recently, and my kids were like ‘Those trainers are in right now!’Did you keep all of your old clothes?Natalie: Yeah!Shazney: I’ve got my old adidas… It doesn’t age!Melanie: It’s classic.Natalie: Timeless.Did you keep any of your old video outfits?Nicole: I wish I’d kept everything.Natalie: They weren’t ‘outfits’. They were our own old clothes.Melanie: We never got styled.Nicole: It was just… ‘There we were!’So that style just evolved naturally?Nicole: Yeah. And it’s lasted 20 years…I might start dressing like it now. I want some cargo pants, but tight ones…Shazney [conspiratorially]: Yeah…Nicole: You can wear them now!Natalie: Some sexy ones![embedded content]Could you sum up the message of Love Lasts Forever, the lead single of the new album? Is it about patience?Shazney: It’s exactly that. I was inspired to write that for my son, because he’s doing his last year at school. You’re going to make me cry now…Others: Aww!Shazney: He’s going to be leaving his friends that he’s been with since he was three… [Voice cracks, gets teary]Natalie: [Tearily] I’m going as well!Shazney: He’s going to be going off by himself. I just wanted to give him the message that that’s OK. He’s excited now, but I reckon he’ll be nervous. I just wanted him to know that us as a family, we are rooting for him, are still behind him. No matter what, that’s concrete.What form do you think the Spice Girls reunion should take, given your experience of reuniting?Shazney: I don’t know. I suppose whatever works for them.Nicole: It depends what the fans want.Shazney: Because they are such an iconic band, the Olympics – it was so major that, for them, to come back and continuously make music, for an iconic band like that, I don’t think would be so much of a thing. But it would be amazing if they came back and did something massive.Do you have any memories of partying with them back in the day?Natalie: We had some great times with them… But we can’t give any secrets away!Shazney: I’ve got a good memory of partying with Melanie C. It was at my apartment, and what I do have from that night – still – is this silk cushion. There’s still her mascara on it that I cannot get out of it! It was either from Nat or Nic or Mel… What do your LGBTI fans mean to you?Shazney: Everything. They’ve always been there.Nicole: They have such a good spirit.Natalie: I wish I could be with them all the time. They bring such a beautiful…Melanie: Energy.Natalie: Energy!Melanie: They bring something different for the band as well. We’ve never specific to one genre, we’ve always done our own thing. I feel that’s part of the reason, back in the day especially, kids, [they hopefully looked at us and thought]: ‘We don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.’Have you ever had someone on the scene, a pop star or whatever, confide in you about their sexuality and being closeted?Shazney: Yes, I have. I responded with love, and gave my friend confidence, in order for them to speak to their family.Finally, do you have many LGBTI friends and family members?All: Yeah.Shazney: Most of my male friends are gay. My husband’s best friend, my children’s godfather, is gay. We’re surrounded by amazing, beautiful people.Natalie: And our management! Best team in the world!Testament is out tomorrow.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Because they fell asleep on the sofa or something?Shazney: Yeah, face down!Natalie: I remember this one time me and Mel, I don’t know if it was with a Sharpee or something, were drawing and writing all over our arms. We passed out, and when we woke up, the writing was all over my bed! Literally printed all over my bedsheets.And this was 97, 98 sort of time?Natalie: No, this was last week! [Laughs]I’m just so delighted to hear you guys got on! I didn’t believe it at the time…Nicole: Do you know what, I guess it was fun for journalists to do that.last_img read more

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first_imgJune 23, 2010 – A new disposable needle guide is now available for the Siemens BP9-4 bi-plane transducer. The disposable, dual-path transrectal needle guide from CIVCO Medical Solutions was created specifically for prostate biopsies, making them quicker and easier for physicians to complete. The guide features live bi-plane biopsy functionality and clearly identified needle placement, and its disposable design reduces risk of cross-contamination and makes for easy clean-up between procedures. In addition, the dual-path biopsy channels accept 16- to 18-gauge instruments in the straight needle path and 18-gauge instruments in the curved needle path. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Related Content Technology | June 23, 2010 New Disposable Dual-Path Needle Guide Now Available News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Siemens BP9-4 transducer Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more

More Tel Aviv with Air Canada new service ex Montreal daily nonstops

first_img Share Posted by Monday, February 13, 2017 Tags: Air Canada, Israel, Montreal, New Routes, Toronto Travelweek Group center_img MONTREAL — Air Canada is launching seasonal nonstop service between Montreal and Tel Aviv this summer as well as increasing its current Toronto-Tel Aviv nonstop service to daily frequency year-round. Tickets for new Montreal-Tel Aviv service will be available for sale starting Feb. 15.Air Canada will offer the most seats and frequencies between Canada and Israel of any airline in Canada when the new services beginning this summer. The extra flights represent a 28% capacity increase over summer 2016.“Air Canada is the leader in the Canada-Israel market, which we have now served for 22 years. Today we are pleased to step up our capacity in response to the increased demand in business, leisure and cultural travel between both countries,” said Air Canada President and Chief Executive Calin Rovinescu.The new service reflects Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion strategy, he added. This month Air Canada will launch new service to Shanghai from Montreal and next summer’s new routes include Algiers, Marseille, Reykjavík and Dallas.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upToronto’s current service will increase this summer to daily from six days a week while the new Montreal-Tel Aviv service will operate twice weekly from June 22 to Oct.16.The Montreal flight will be operated with a 292-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft with three cabins of service, including Air Canada’s International Business Class cabin, featuring 27 Executive Pods with 180- degree lie-flat seats all configured for direct aisle access. The Premium Economy cabin has 21 seats while the Economy cabin has 244 seats.Flight AC082 will depart Montreal at 6:35 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in Tel Aviv the next day at 12:15 p.m. On the return flight AC 083 will depart Tel Aviv at 1:55 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, arriving in Montreal at 6:20 p.m.In January Air Transat announced direct flights to Israel from Montreal with twice weekly service starting June 18, on A330-300 aircraft. Also available from Toronto with a connection in Montreal, the nonstop flights between Montréal Trudeau airport and David Ben-Gurion will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays until late October. Along with air Transat will also be offering packages, guided tours and hotels. More Tel Aviv with Air Canada: new service ex Montreal, daily nonstops from Toronto << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more