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10 months agoWatford midfielder Doucoure rules out Marseille move

first_imgWatford midfielder Doucoure rules out Marseille moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has ruled out a move to Olympique Marseille.Doucoure has talked up a January move to PSG in the last 24 hours.But asked about Marseille, Doucoure told RMC: “No OM no, it does not interest me at all. “Marseille already contacted me at the time with my agent, there were some tracks, it did not really interest me at the time, because I really wanted to move to England. “Marseille, it’s still a big French club, but as I said, my heart club is PSG and then that’s it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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18 days agoMan Utd hero Ince blasts De Gea for Newcastle interview: Would Schmeichel say that?

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Ince blasts De Gea for Newcastle interview: Would Schmeichel say that?by Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince has blasted David De Gea for his post-match interview after Sunday’s loss to Newcastle United.The Spaniard was at a loss for words when speaking to reporters after the 1-0 defeat at St. James’ Park.”I watched David de Gea’s post-match interview and I was at a loss,” Ince said to PaddyPower.”He’s meant to be one of the leaders. If that was Peter Schmeichel standing there, there’s no chance you’d have seen that interview. Rather than him addressing and recognising where the team were going wrong, it just felt like ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.'”This is one of the top players, the leaders at Man United, who has just signed a five-year contract. And he looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on.”If you’re a United fan listening to your goalkeeper, one of the main leaders in the team, and that’s the interview you hear you’d be right to [think it was a disgrace]. I’d be looking thinking, ‘he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on – I bet he’s regretting signing that contract.'” last_img read more

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Cardale Jones Says He Is Making A Major Dietary Change

first_imgA closeup of Cardale Jones warming up for an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has talked about a lot of things on Twitter. One of them is his diet.Jones has expressed his love for Chipotle. He’s also talked about going vegan.Jones first brought up cutting out all meat and meat-related products last fall. Apparently, he did not officially make the switch though.Today, Jones again tweeted that he’s looking to go vegan and was soliciting help from his followers.Need help transforming to complete plant based diet. Who or where?— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) June 10, 2018At least one former teammate wants to inherit Jones’ Chipotle card if he’s serious about his new diet.Soooo… about that chipotle card..— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) June 10, 2018Do you think Cardale is for real this time?Also, Buckeye fans who are vegan, help your former QB out.last_img read more

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Judges police doctors share ideas to combat human trade at workshop

first_imgKolkata: BaruipurBankim Smriti Fauzdari Adalat Bar Association and International Justice Mission Kolkata conducted a workshop on “Management of Human Trafficking Cases” for the advocates of Baruipur Court.The workshop was held at the Bar Library Hall of the Baruipur Bankim Smriti Fauzdari Adalat Bar Association on the Baruipur court premises. Dignitaries such as Additional District and Sessions Judge Paresh Chandra Karmakar, Fast Track Court Judge Ramendra Nath Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaMakhal, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ayan Kumar Banerjee, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Kuntal Bhattacharya, First Civil Judge (Senior Division) Raja Mukherjee, Second Civil Judge (Senior Division) Tarun Kr Mondal, Judicial Magistrate Dewyani Rai, First Civil Judge (Junior Division) Ganesh Das, Third Civil Judge (Junior Division) Sourav Dey, Biswajit Sukul, head of department, Forensic, Calcutta Medical College, and Saji Philip, Director of Operations, IJM Kolkata graced the occasion. “This is a first of its kind at Baruipur Court where judges, police and doctors are present under one roof for a workshop. This will help them to work together in a collaborative effort,” said the judicial magistrate, Dewyani Rai. Around 70 advocates, who are practicing in the Baruipur Court and a few prosecutors from other courts, attended the workshop.last_img read more

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ENTER TO WIN AN ONSET EXPERIENCE ON THE TV SERIES CARDINAL –

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement CONTEST PAGE:  https://www.ctv.ca/Cardinal/ContestCARDINAL FACEBOOK PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/CardinalCTV/RULES AND REGULATIONS:  https://www.ctv.ca/Cardinal/Contest/Legal/Rules-RegulationsMissed an episode, or a season? Watch all past episodes of @CardinalCTV now on https://t.co/2UEpgHd4gp and catch new episodes Thursday at 9/10mt. pic.twitter.com/lPsmU22Y8E— CTV (@CTV) January 29, 2019ABOUT CARDINAL:  The six-part, bone-chilling drama follows Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and partner, Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) on a deadly hunt for a vicious killer in small Northern Ontario town. From Entertainment One (eOne) and Sienna Films, CARDINAL is directed by award-winning Montréal director Daniel Grou, aka Podz (19-2, MINUIT LE SOIR), CARDINAL was adapted for television by Canadian Screen Award-winner Aubrey Nealon (ORPHAN BLACK, SAVING HOPE) from award-winning author Giles Blunt’s John Cardinal Mysteries series. Featuring Golden Globe® nominee Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) in the title role, CARDINAL also stars multiple Genie Award-winning actress Karine Vanasse (REVENGE) as his rookie partner, Detective Lise Delorme. The series also stars Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant) as Eric Fraser and Allie MacDonald as Edie Soames, a young couple in the town. Also appearing are Deborah Hay as Cardinal’s wife Catherine; Glen Gould as fellow officer Jerry Commanda; Kristen Thomson (Away from Her) as Sergeant Noelle Dyson, Cardinal’s commanding officer; David Richmond Peck (ORPHAN BLACK) as Corporal Musgrave, an officer in charge of a tightly guarded investigation; Alanna Bale as Cardinal’s daughter Kelly; and Robert Naylor (19-2) as Keith. GET ON THE CASE WITH CARDINAL SEASON 4!Enter for a chance to win an on-set experience by watching the latest episode of Cardinal Season 3 Login/Register With:center_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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First Nations optimistic yet fearful a year after Mount Polley disaster

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis past Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the massive Mount Polley environmental disaster in British Columbia.Millions of cubic metres of waste rushed into the surrounding lakes and streams. People’s lives were turned upside down. They feared for their health and jobs.Members of the local First Nation communities are both cautiously optimistic and fearful.The leadership has united and is demanding sweeping industry reforms.APTN’s Rob Smith has the story.last_img read more

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Canadian hiring to slow in second quarter Manpower

TORONTO — Canadian employers expect the hiring climate to hold steady in the second quarter, dipping slightly from the previous quarter, according to an employment survey by Manpower Inc.The poll of 1,900 employers from various sectors found that 20% plan to hire workers in the three-month period from April to June.Five percent said they anticipate cutbacks to hiring, while 75% said they will keep existing staffing levels.Overall, the poll found that the net employment outlook was 12%, a small decline of one percentage point from the first quarter of 2013.Byrne Luft, vice-president of operations for Manpower Canada, says the results forecast growth in hiring rates in the public utilities and transportation, driven largely by a weakening loonie compared with the American dollar.Employers in these sectors reported the most optimistic net employment outlook of any industry, at 22%, a one% increase from the first quarter and a six% gain from the second quarter of the previous year.The survey also showed that hiring in the mining sector may have tapered off. For the second period, the outlook remained unchanged at eight%, a large drop of 13% from the same quarter in 2012.Meanwhile, labour markets in Atlantic Canada and Western Canada were expected to remain the strongest in the country for the second quarter.Luft says the results point to a need for employers to come up with a strategy to ensure that the gap between the “talent mismatch” phenomenon — where there are job vacancies but no skilled workers to fill them — does not continue to widen.“We are relying more and more on foreign recruitment and obviously other people to come to Canada. I think the ideal situation that we have people within Canada that could fill those jobs,” he said.“We need to do a better job in changing the mindset of people entering the workforce and having them explore other career options versus the one they believe, they think they should take.”Luft says this can be accomplished in a variety of ways such as reducing the stigma associated with skilled trades, employers hiring more apprentices and creating nationally-accepted credentials to reduce the need for retraining when workers relocate to another province.“We have to get in front of this. In fact we’re not in front of it, we’re well behind it,” he said. “It’s time to get up to speed here on some of the efficiencies.”Last week, Statistics Canada reported that 50,700 new jobs were created February. The majority were full-time, private sector jobs in Ontario.The numbers came as a surprise, and kept the national unemployment rate at a four-year low of 7.0%.Economists had forecasted only modest growth for February, predicting about 8,000 new jobs following an outright loss in January of 22,000 jobs.Manpower, which conducts the survey each quarter, says these latest results were from a poll taken between Jan. 17-29. read more

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Gammanpila says UPFA has lost the election

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Colombo District candidate Udaya Gammanpilla says the UPFA has lost the 2015 Parliamentary election.While the official results of most districts are yet to be released, Gammanpilla said in his official Facebook account that the UPFA is expected to end with victory in only 9 electoral districts against the UNP’s 11 and TNA’s 3. While thanking the public for their support, Gammanpilla said that the struggle to protect the country will continue despite the electoral defeat. (Colombo Gazette) “Although no party has secured the majority in the parliament the UNP will form a minority government. I have secured approximately 200,000 preferential votes to rank second in Colombo District,” he added. read more

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Worsening hygiene threatens thousands of women survivors of Iran quake UN

“As survivors return to the area and reconstruction begins, reproductive health concerns must be a humanitarian priority,” Sharareh Amirkhalili, UNFPA Assistant Representative in Iran, said. “The loss of health workers and services have left pregnant women extremely vulnerable, while exposing many others to the risk of unwanted pregnancy and reproductive tract infections.” Adding to this burden, many women and girls have been left responsible for family members who survived the disaster, which officials estimate killed some 41,000 people and damaged 85 per cent of all buildings in the area. As a result, these caregivers have been unable to report to distribution centres to receive humanitarian aid. “We’re hearing reports of women in desperate economic situations because they’ve lost all their adult family members, yet most of the people reporting to the distribution centres are young men,” Ms. Amirkhalili said. The devastation of infrastructure has been compounded by the loss of over half the city’s health care personnel, paralyzing the health care system throughout the surrounding district. UNFPA, which immediately provided emergency funds for medical equipment and reproductive health supplies, is now helping to install 360 sanitary points, including showers, throughout the affected area. read more

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Number of people affected by Ebola tops 20000 – UN health agency

According to the latest WHO update, as of 27 December, 20,081 people have been reported infected with 7,842 deaths.Anthony Banbury, the Head the UN Mission for the Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) was to begin his two-day visit to Liberia today “as part of his final tour of the three countries most affected by the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. In each country, he will review progress in the fight against Ebola and areas where the UN can do more to help,” UNMEER reported.While in Liberia, Mr. Banbury‘s will travel to Grand Cape Mount County for the opening of a new 50-bed Ebola Treatment Unit in an area that has reported six confirmed cases near the Sierra Leone border this month. UNMEER has been working closely with the Governments of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone is coordinating cross-border efforts to fight Ebola.Appointed in September, Mr. Banbury is ending his tour of duty on 3 January 2015. He will be succeeded by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania.The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) today announced that the so-called “CommCare” technology has been chosen to support the Guinean Government Response Plan against Ebola in order to obtain timely and reliable information as well as facilitate contact tracing. UNFPA said the innovative and time-saving application will be used to locate the contacts and to transfer, in real time, the data collected by the community workers.Until now, 158 community workers use these phones to retrieve the data collected in the field.“Previously, contact tracing was done with data sheets. We would go from house to house with writing material. Once the information was collected, we would give the sheets to the supervisors for typing and transferring to the coordination. This process used to take two to three days,” UNFPA quoted community worker Alpha Sow Midiaou as saying.The UNFPA office in Guinea has been organizing training sessions for community workers and supervisors throughout the territory.Ebola response workers continued their fight against the virus throughout the holiday period with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) delivering supplies to remote areas of West Africa while the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners organized social mobilizers to engage the population of a pair of quarantined and neighbouring villages in Liberia following two separate outbreaks.And in Guinea, UNMEER reported that a field hospital donated by Israel will be established as an Ebola Treatment Unit.UNMEER, meanwhile, said West Africa’s fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, which is a fully preventable and treatable disease. For example in Guéckédou, Guinea, doctors have had to stop pricking fingers to do blood tests for malaria. Guinea’s 40 per cent drop in reported malaria cases this year is likely because people are too scared to go to health facilities and are not getting treated for malaria, UNMEER quoted a malaria expert as saying.“Nets for Life Africa, a New York-based charity that provides insecticide-treated mosquito nets, said some 15,000 Guineans died from malaria last year,” according to UNMEER. read more

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Canada beats Germany to make semis at FIFA U17 Womens World Cup

The Canadian Press MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Captain Jordyn Huitema’s 83rd-minute goal lifted Canada to a 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday, moving the Canadian women into the semifinals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first time ever.The 17-year-old from Chilliwack, B.C., beat two defenders to knock in the winner.The Canadians had never made it to the final four of the U-17 tournament, losing in the quarterfinals in 2014, 2012 and 2008 (when it was beaten 3-1 by Germany). Canada tied Germany 1-1 and 2-2 when they met in pool play at the 2016 and 2014 tournaments.The young Canadians will play Mexico, which rallied to beat Ghana in a penalty shootout Sunday, in the semifinal Wednesday. Canada lost 2-1 to the Mexicans in the CONCACAF Championship semifinal in June.New Zealand faces Spain in the other semifinal Wednesday. Like Mexico, both teams needed penalty shootouts to reach the final four.The only Canadian team, male or female, to do better at a FIFA world championship was in 2002 when Canada lost 1-0 after extra time to the U.S. in the inaugural FIFA U-19 Championship (now the FIFA U-20 Championship).Canada had 58 per cent of the possession in a tight first half Sunday that saw only half-chances at Estadio Charrua. Neither team ventured much in attack.Huitema had a rare chance in the 71st minute, getting in behind her marker but her shot was stopped.Coach Rhian Wilkinson, returning to her first-string roster, made eight changes from the team that lost 5-0 to Spain in the final round-robin game. Canada went into that game knowing it had already qualified for the quarterfinals.Only Kaila Novak, Lara Kazandjian and Jade Rose stayed in the starting 11.Canada was boosted by the return of Huitema from a one-game suspension. Huitema was sent off in Canada’s 2-0 win over South Korea for an elbow during an aerial challenge.Kazandjian had Canada’s first chance, in the 33rd minute, off a Huitema feed, but the shot was easily handled. Andersen Williams shot high in the 35th minute.Canada drew Germany in the quarterfinals after losing to Spain on Wednesday. That dropped it into second spot in Group D. Germany then blanked the U.S. 4-0 to finish atop Group C, setting up the final-eight showdown with the Canadians.Canada blanked Colombia 3-0 and South Korea 2-0 in its first two games at the tournament. Germany beat North Korea 4-1 and lost 1-0 to Cameroon.Twenty players on Canada’s 21-woman roster saw action in the group phase, with only goalkeeper Sophie Guilmette yet to get on the field. read more

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Kobe Bryant Says Hes 100 Percent Healthy Wants Voice

Kobe Bryant, who has been quiet for months, said Thursday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live that he is healthy and prepared to return to the NBA in top form next season.Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar guard, missed all but six games of this season because of a fractured knee and torn Achilles in his left leg.“From a health standpoint, (I’m) 100 percent,” Bryant said. “I started doing a lot of on-court training and so I’m back into my routine. Then I’ll start lifting and start doing the running, which I hate. By the time the season comes around, I’ll be ready to go.”He expects to have many new teammates, and the team is amid a coaching search, one in which he hopes to have a valued opinion.“On the last two (hires) they didn’t,” Bryant said, referring to Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni, who both did not last the length of their contracts. “On the third one, I’m hoping they do.”D’Antoni was offered a buyout to leave the Lakers and accepted it. Bryant’s response? “I didn’t care,” which can be interpreted as code for he wanted a change.Bryant said he and the Lakers brass, Jim and Jeanie Buss, share an “open-door policy” and communicate regularly.  As for a new coach, Bryant said, “Honestly, it’s not really about whether the players like the coach or not. It’s really about getting results. Liking somebody and those results don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand.“Sometimes when a coach is driving you, you don’t necessarily like it, but it’s a part of the process, and then once you win, everybody is buddy-buddy after that.”“Jimmy and Jeanie both, they’re just really determined and excited about the possibilities of next season and rebuilding this and building on their father’s legacy and everything that he’s accomplished,” Bryant said. “And they’re taking the challenge extremely, extremely seriously. They’re both on the same page and they want nothing but excellence here, so I have no doubt that we’ll make it happen.”Ever the optimist, he said he expects the Lakers to return to prominence soon.“I do,” said Bryant, who will be 36 soon. “We’ll make changes, for sure. There’s certain characteristics that you have to build your team around in speed and length and rebounding and defense. We’ll make those adjustments.” read more

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Football Chris Worley the quarterback of a confident defense

OSU redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley (35) flexes after a tackle during the Buckeyes’ 31-0 loss against Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley is filled with confidence. Moving to the middle linebacker spot, Worley now has the opportunity to lead the Buckeye defense after a very successful 2016 season.Worley was a big part of the record-breaking OSU defense a season ago. In 2016, as the Buckeyes’ weak-side, or WILL, linebacker Worley was fourth on the team with 70 tackles, recorded 4.5 tackles for loss and had an interception.A former three-star recruit out of Glenville High School in Cleveland, Worley is used to moving around to different defensive positions throughout his college career.“I moved to SAM (strong-side linebacker) and battled with a first-rounder until the end of the first game honestly,” Worley said. “That speaks a lot about Darron (Lee), but it also speaks a lot about myself. That was a battle that I’ll never forget because it made us both better. That’s two positions right there, then I can also play Mike (middle linebacker) or WILL (weak-side linebacker) and play it as well as the best of them.”Worley said the versatility is what it took to get him on the football field.“The only thing I did was put my head down and just went as hard as I could and coach Meyer told me, ‘I don’t know what you’re going to play, but if you just keep going, next year you’ll find a way.’ And that’s what I did,” Worley said. “That’s where I’m at right now. It was a struggle, but at the end of the day, it made me better.”With the amount of experience Worley has at multiple positions on the defensive side, OSU linebacker coach Bill Davis had no hesitation at putting him in the middle.“That Mike ‘backer’ is our quarterback,” Davis said. “He has to understand everybody’s job, he has to line them up. One of the things about a Mike ‘backer is you not only have to line up others, you have to be able to do your own job after, and not everybody can do that. Chris is outstanding and getting everybody and himself lined up.”The role of the defensive “quarterback” is much more than getting his teammates lined up in the game. It defines Worley’s role as a leader of the defense. The vocal aspect of being a leader is something that Worley has always had, but did not want to bring out in the past.“I didn’t want to be the biggest loudmouth and wasn’t even really touching the field in the ways that I wanted to,” Worley said. “But sometimes it’s better to go under the radar and help the team in any way they need you. But, I feel like now I’m in a position to be more vocal.”Worley’s responsibility of leading the defense is especially critical now that linebacker Raekwon McMillan has left for the NFL. Associate head coach and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano feels that Worley will fill those shoes nicely.“We lost what I think is a man’s man in Raekwon McMillan,” Schiano said. “Just a really fine football player and a smart football player. We needed to make sure that we could try and replace him with a guy that has that kind of presence about him. I really am impressed with (Worley) in two days.”Junior linebacker Jerome Baker is not worried about Worley being the unquestioned leader of the defense.“Worley’s going to do his job,” Baker said. “I just gotta do my job, and make sure he can trust me the same way I trust him.”The expectations are high for the Cleveland native. However, this is the opportunity that Worley has been waiting on for a long time.“It’s something that I’ve always wanted,” Worley said. “I’m a grinder. I like to hit people. So just to give me that more ammunition in my toolbox to just go kind of hurt some people, that’s what I like to do. It’s a blessing to be in this position and it’s up to me to sort of live up to expectations.”Worley might have high expectations for next season. However, his confidence is not going anywhere.  “I feel like I’m one of the most dynamic players in the country,” he said. read more

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Angling world mourns the death of Britains biggest carp

first_img 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. The Parrot, so called because of its narrow mouth which resembled a bird’s beak,  is now in the hands of a taxidermist and will be proudly mounted on a wall at the fishery when it is dried out and stuffed, a process that can take up to two years.Dean Fletcher, a 54-year-old greengrocer from Caversham, Berks, who caught the carp at its top weight in January 2016, said: “The Parrot was a true one off so it’s terribly sad to hear that he’s died.”Obviously he was the biggest around and one that so many wanted to record as a catch. It a massive loss to the carp world.”As the record holder I obviously have very fond memories of him, catching him was a very special moment.”The Parrot’s size and reputation grew over the years and after the 2010 death of legendary carp Two Tone, which weighed 67lbs 14oz, The Parrot became the country’s top carp. Mark Hibbs, fisheries manager and head gamekeeper with The Parrot  Mr Hibbs said the last fortnight had proved tricky for fish, because of the weather and the fluctuating water pressure that can cause problems with oxygen levels. Mark Hibbs, fisheries manager and head gamekeeper with The Parrot Credit:MarkHibbs/BNPS Although there are larger freshwater fish, they tend to be catfish which are no longer recognised by the Angling Trust’s British Record Fish Committee, as so many are imported and could not technically be described as British. Others are deemed to be farmed as they are fed to a certain weight and then placed in lakes for anglers to catch. In the angling world, he was something of a celebrity – Britain’s biggest carp, the one one obsessive fishermen spent years trying to catch.And as news of The Parrot’s death spread on Thursday, fishermen were in mourning, paying moving tributes to the mighty 68lb 1oz mirror carp.Mark Hibbs, manager of the Wasing Estate fishery in Berkshire, home to the fish since it was bought, weighing just 12lb, in 1997, said he was “absolutely gutted,” describing The Parrot as a “once in a lifetime fish.”Mr Hibbs received the dreaded call at 6am on Wednesday when an angler pulled the record-breaking carp from his lake.A post mortem confirmed it had died from natural causes, as expected, given the 25-year-old specimen’s age.”People travelled far and wide for a glimpse of The Parrot, he was the fish everyone wanted to catch,” he said.”Having caught him myself, I know first hand what a wonderful fish he was. He was a greedy fish, probably because of his size, and was caught three to six times a year.” The subject is a thorny one amongst the angling community, with great debate raging about what should constitute a British fish.When angler Tom Doherty caught a record carp, Big Rig weighing 70lb 4oz last year, he received death threats amid claims the fish was not originally a British carp and was “farmed” before being put into the lake. For those reasons, it was rejected by the British Record Fish Committee. Big Rig too, died last month.Angler’s paying tribute to the Parrot online, included Harry James, from Coventry, who wrote: “A sad day indeed, such a beautiful carp… a real loss.”Daniel Bragan, from Tadley, Hants, added: “Sorry to hear this awful news – a sad day in carp fishing. RIP The Parrot.” I’m gutted the biggest carp in the UK died today RIP Parrot— Peter L Davey (@Peterldavey) 2 August 2017last_img read more

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Powerful Barca win in Kielce Pick Szeged extend race with PSG Handball

← Previous Story Barca in Kielce, PSG in Szeged Next Story → VIDEO: Chrintz is hero of Kristianstad 4.Flensburg-H.8305216:2176 3.Vardar9513256:25011 Pick Szeged and FC Barcelona Lassa won derby matches at VELUX EHF Champions League Round 9. The Hungarian champions beat PSG Handball 33:32 to extend hope of their fans about winning the first place in Group and direct placement at quarter-final.FC Barcelona Lassa came close to win the Group after fantastic performance in Kielce 42:36.Szeged – PSG 33-32 (16-14)Szeged : Stefan Sigurmannsson 11, Richard Bodo4, Zsolt Balogh 3, Matej Gaber 3, Bence Banhidi 3, Jorge Maqueda 2, Dmitrii Zhitnikov 2, Pedro Rodriguez 1PSG : Nedim Remili 8, Sander Sagosen 6, Henrik Toft 6, Uwe Gensheimer 4, Mikkel Hansen 4, Adama Keita 3, Robin Dourte 1STANDINGS: 8.PPD Zagreb8215198:2265 5.Telekom Veszprem9504263:25510 2.Vive Kielce9603287:27512 8.Kristianstad8116226:2723 4.Rhein-Neckar9504280:26710 2.Szeged9711275:25815 PGE VIVE Kielce – FC Barca Lassa 36:42 (15:18)PGE VIVE: Cupara, Ivić – Bis, A. Dujshebaev 5, Aguinagalde 3, Jachlewski 2, Janc 5, Lijewski 2, Jurkiewicz 1, Kulesz 6, Moryto 5, Fernandez Pere 1, D. Dujshebaev 1, Karalek 5FC Barca Lassa: Perez de Vargas, Moller – Mortensen 9, Tomas 6, Entrerrios 1, Sorhaindo, Andersson, Arino 1, N’Guessan 5, Gomez 1, Dos Santos 1, Dolenec 1, Mem 2, Duarte 9, Palmarsson 5, Fabregas 2STANDINGS: FC Barcelona LassaMOL Pick SzegedPSG Handball 7.Montpellier8116216:2393 5.Skjern8224227:2396 3.Nantes8314242:2307 6.Meshkov Brest9216245:2745 7.Motor Zaporozhye8215237:2485 1.Paris SG9801282:24116 6.Celje8305206:2246 1.Barcelona9801310:25116 read more

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Oscar Pistorius granted bail

first_imgThe Paralympic champion and Olympian still stands accused of the pre-meditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. She died in the early hours of St Valentine’s Day at Pistorius’s Pretoria home. She was shot three times.Nair revealed his ruling after a drawn-out judgement, which included explanations for decisions about media presence in courtrooms, his earlier ruling to allow Pistorius to be held in a police station rather than a prison cell and a further recap and analysis of evidence.The judge replayed the night of Steenkamp’s death and the months she spent with Pistorius before 14 February through sworn statements made by the accused and a number of her friends.The defendant kept his head down and wept continuously through most of the judgement. Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford noted that he was “sobbing and shaking” as the magistrate repeated his friends’ words about the couple being “deeply in love”.Nair said he approached the case as a schedule six offence but that he is not “at this point seized with the issue of finding beyond reasonable doubt” that the accused had committed pre-meditated murder. That is a job for the trial judge, he added.He also said that although the prosecution had only produced circumstantial evidence over the past four days, the State did reach the threshold of convincing him that the charge was acceptable.On the issue of bail, he found that Pistorius was not a flight risk, nor a risk to others through violence. He was less clear on the issue of ‘exceptional circumstances’ over the strength and weaknesses of the State and defence cases.Nair said the defence had failed to show weakness in the State case, but equally the prosecution had failed to outline a case “so strong and watertight” that the applicant would come to the conclusion that he needs to flee or evade trial.Earlier…During this morning’s proceedings, the State’s lead prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued to argue that the accused intended to kill on 14 February. He also said he was a flight risk and may not stand trial if he is bailed.During his closing argument, he also questioned Pistorius’s lawyers claim that the victim’s bladder was empty when she died, why there were open windows and doors in the house if the athlete was as paranoid about intruders as he says he is and whether he realises the gravity of what he has done.Barry Roux, counsel for Pistorius, ended his appearance with queries about the transfer of intent. He said that the State is legally incorrect when it says intent to kill a perceived burglar cannot be transferred as intent to kill Steenkamp.The defence team also pointed to Pistorius’s fame and disability as reasons he would not flee the country if granted bail.The magistrate adjourned the court for two-and-a-half-hours so he could make the “unenviable decision” about bail.The new investigating officer Vineshkumar Moonoo arrived in court as proceedings got underway. He was assigned to the case yesterday after it emerged Officer Hilton Botha was himself facing multiple attempted murder charges dating back to 2011.The Pistorius family were in court again today, the fourth day of the prolonged hearing. His younger sister Aimee sat with brother Carl and father Henke. Their uncle Arnold and Oscar’s coach Ampie Louw were also present.Before the decision was made, Louw told reporters that Pistorius’s training would resume “immediately” if he was granted bail.VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius’s uncle says the athlete is in ‘extreme shock’ OSCAR PISTORIUS HAS been granted bail, a South African court said today.The 26-year-old athlete will be free under certain conditions until his trial later this year.Magistrate Desmond Nair’s decision – given at the end of a two hour statement – was met by shouts of “Yes” from the Pistorius family and supporters.Bail has been set at one million Rand (about €85,000). He must hand over all his guns and is banned from international departures. He is not allowed consume alcohol or drugs and random tests have been ordered.His next court appearance will be 4 June 2013.last_img read more

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Insect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior

first_imgInsect expert says tank where body was found was opened weeks prior to discovery Ryan’s body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by Quirke in April 2013. THE TANK CONTAINING Bobby Ryan’s remains was opened weeks before the man accused of his murder said he discovered the DJ’s decomposing body, an insect expert has told the Central Criminal Court.Dr John Manlove, a forensic entomologist, told the murder trial of 50-year-old farmer Patrick Quirke that he saw common blow fly larvae in the deceased’s chest cavity and on his back. These larvae, he said, were all at the same stage of development and indicated that they had infested the body at least 11 days prior to the discovery.The small number of larvae and lack of other insects indicated that the body was not exposed for a long period, he added.Dr Manlove said an engineer’s report he was shown stated that the tank would be perfectly sealed by two concrete slabs that the accused said he removed before finding the body.The engineer’s report stated, he said, that once muck and cow waste were placed over the slabs the tank would be perfectly sealed making it impossible for flies to get in or out.The entomologist concluded that the first time the tank was opened was not on April 30, 2013 when Quirke said he opened it, but some weeks before that.Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Ryan – a part-time DJ going by the name Mr Moonlight.Ryan went missing on June 3, 2011 after leaving his girlfriend’s home at about 6.30am and his body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary in April 2013.The prosecution claims that Quirke murdered Mr Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Mary Lowry (52), the deceased’s girlfriend.Dr Manlove told prosecution counsel Michael Bowman SC that he was contacted by gardai in 2014 to help with the investigation into Mr Ryan’s death. Using a single insect larva retrieved from the scene and photographs of the body after it was removed from the tank, he identified the common blow fly of the Calliphoridae family.These flies, he said, have a sense of smell that would “embarrass a sniffer dog” and can identify rotting flesh long before a human would notice it. They then lay their eggs, usually in orifices or open wounds, and when the eggs hatch the larvae use the corpse as a food source.Insect evidenceThe insect that was retrieved from the body was a third-stage larva as were the larvae he identified in post mortem photographs. At this stage he said he would expect the larvae to leave the body to begin their metamorphosis into flies.The witness agreed with Lorcan Staines SC for the defence that best practice for forensic scientists is to examine bodies at the scene before they have been moved. As he was not at the scene he could not say whether the larvae were alive or dead when the body was removed.Staines also said that the jury will hear that Quirke told gardaÍ that water from a leaking pipe had flowed into the tank for two days in March 2013. The witness agreed that if this leak washed away the dirt and cow waste that provided the seal on the tank the resulting gap would have been big enough for flies to get through.Engineer Michael Reilly told David Humphries BL for the prosecution that he examined the underground tank and found that it was porous and therefore unable to fill to capacity. It was built in the 1970s, he said, to take waste water from a nearby milking parlour.On February 6 to 8, 2014 the engineer carried out an experiment whereby he poured water from the mains into the tank without interruption for two days. He measured the level of water in the tank and found that although he had pumped more than 21,000 litres in, the tank held at its maximum 4,212 litres. Over the two days it lost more than 17,000 litres because, he said, it was too porous to hold the water. Once it reached a certain point, he said, water was running out as quickly as it was going in.Mr Reilly will continue his evidence in front of Justice Eileen Creedon tomorrow.Garda evidenceThe jury of six men and six women also heard from Superintendent Patrick O’Callaghan who told Mr Bowman that he visited the farm at Fawnagown on April 30, 2013 after reports that a body had been found.From a standing position at the tank he couldn’t see anything so he knelt down and lowered his head inside. He could see the outline of a body and using a torch he he was able to see it more clearly.He told Mr Bowman that he believed the person in the tank to be Bobby Ryan and that he had been murdered and placed in the tank or placed in the tank following a serious assault and died as a result.Garda Conor Ryan also completed his cross examination telling defence counsel Bernard Condon SC that he was not seeking “extra glory” for himself when he made a fresh statement relating to the the trial last week.Mr Condon asked the witness why he did not previously say that when he searched the lands at Fawnagown in 2011 he saw bales of hay at the tank where Mr Ryan’s body was eventually found.Garda Ryan said it hadn’t crossed his mind previously but it was brought to his attention by one of his colleagues during a conversation in the coffee shop of the court building last week. When Mr Condon asked him if it was “highly inappropriate” to be discussing evidence ahead of trial he said he wasn’t discussing his evidence. Mr Condon asked if he was “looking for a bit of extra glory” or for recognition. The witness replied: “no.”The trial continues in front of Justice Eileen Creedon and a jury of six men and six women. No Comments Feb 18th 2019, 3:25 PM Monday 18 Feb 2019, 6:15 PM https://jrnl.ie/4499779 Share5 Tweet Email4 Image: Sam Boal via Rollingnews center_img Farmer Patrick Quirke, who is accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan, leaving the Central Criminal Court Dublin Image: Sam Boal via Rollingnews By Eoin Reynolds Farmer Patrick Quirke, who is accused of the murder of Bobby Ryan, leaving the Central Criminal Court Dublin 40,848 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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NASA Twins Study Explores How Space Travel Impacts an Astronauts Body

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Space travel can have some interesting effects on human health, and NASA’s Twins Study on retired astronauts Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly showed that spending a year aboard the International Space Station (ISS) could cause some gene expression changes.The study, which was recently published in Science, explored how a single human body adapted to extreme environments in space, said a NASA press release. Research teams from around the country collaborated to observe what cognitive, molecular, and physiological changes could happen to a human that’s exposed to spaceflight hazards. For the study, the team compared Scott Kelly while he was in space to Mark Kelly, his identical twin brother, who remained on Earth.According to NASA, there were three major findings in the study that focused on telomeres, the immune system, and the variability in gene expression. Since the identical twins shared the same genetic makeup, the Twins Study enabled scientists to analyze how human health is impacted by the environment that surrounds us, and how it can be independent of the physical variations that differ between each of us. The aim of the Twins Study is to provide NASA with data that ensures the health and safety of astronauts for decades to come.Here I am in 2015 saying peace out to my twin brother @ShuttleCDRKelly before my #YearInSpace. During that year we were studied and gave a lot of blood to see how my body changed compared to his on Earth. Today, @NASA is releasing the results of what they learned. pic.twitter.com/BME5LfK2Ue— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) April 11, 2019Telomeres, which are located on the ends of DNA strands, help protect our chromosomes. According to NASA, telomere lengths can get shorter as humans age, however, stresses and other environmental exposures can affect the shortening rate of telomeres. One of the most interesting finds from the Twins Study was that Scott Kelly had a change in telomere length dynamics during spaceflight and within a couple of days of landing. This investigation’s results could help NASA identify the potential long-term risks of space travel.Scott Kelly giving himself a vaccine shot at the International Space Station. (Photo Credit: NASA Video/YouTube)Another major concern about space travel is immunity and how the human body responds to bacteria, germs, and viruses away from Earth. Scott Kelly received three flu vaccines, first on Earth, then in space, and a third back on our planet. The study’s results showed that Scott Kelly’s body responded appropriately to the vaccine, enabling NASA to have more confidence in immune system response on long-duration missions.I’m on a plane flying at ~27K feet, a much lower altitude than the @space_station. But I’m here for this continued discussion about what happened to my body after my #YearInSpace. Join us now, and #AMA! https://t.co/RxrOWxnpSK— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) April 11, 2019Gene expression can also be impacted by space travel: Samples taken before, during, and after Scott Kelly’s space station mission showed some changes in gene expression, and even though Mark Kelly had normal-range gene expression changes on Earth, they weren’t the same as Scott Kelly’s changes. Most of these gene expression changes (roughly 91.3 percent) reverted to baseline once he came back to Earth, but a small subset continued to exist for six months. With this data, NASA could obtain a better understanding on how environmental stressors, including time in space, influence gene activity.“The Twins Study has been an important step toward understanding epigenetics and gene expression in human spaceflight,” J.D. Polk, chief health and medical officer at NASA Headquarters, told CNN. “This has helped inform the need for personalized medicine and its role in keeping astronauts healthy during deep space exploration, as NASA goes forward to the moon and journeys onward to Mars.”More on Geek.com:NASA to Fund ‘Innovative’ Self-Healing Spacesuits, Venus LandersNASA Tracer Rockets Give Northern Lights a Glow UpNASA Starts Testing Habitat Designs for Its Lunar Gateway Space Stationlast_img read more

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MidiCi pizza franchise added to The Waterfront Vancouver plans

first_imgA Los Angeles-based pizza franchise is the latest business staking a claim at The Waterfront Vancouver.MidiCi Neopolitan Pizza Company will move into the ground floor of Block 6 West, a six-story tower along the Columbia River expected to open in 2018. It will neighbor offices for high-end real estate firm Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, underneath 64 luxury apartments.The news was announced Thursday afternoon by Gramor Development, the Tualatin, Ore.-based firm that is leading the $1.5 billion overhaul of the waterfront property.“The ambience of Block 6 is really coming into focus, and we’re excited to have MidiCi as a part of it,” said Barry Cain, president of Gramor, in a statement. “MidiCi is just the sort of tenant who will help make The Waterfront a spectacular urban destination unlike anything in the Portland metropolitan region.”MidiCi becomes the latest item on the menu of waterfront restaurants, collectively called The Shops on Waterfront Way. Ghost Runners Brewery, WildFin American Grill, and Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar are all slated to open next year at Blocks 9 and 12, sidling up to the upcoming Grant Street Pier.The pizza franchise has just over 30 locations across the United States, many of which are on the East Coast. The franchise said it plans to build more than 400 locations in the next six years and picked the waterfront because it will be one of “a handful of top attractions” in the area.last_img read more

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