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5 missing in Assam river mishap, Vizag Navy team arrives for rescue

By on December 3, 2019

first_imgA 10-member diving team from the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam reached eastern Assam’s Sivasagar town to help in the ongoing operation to rescue a family of five that went missing after their vehicle plunged into the Dikhow River on September 1.Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, supervising the rescue operation, had sought naval help via the Prime Minister’s office and the Ministry of Home Affairs, although a rescue team comprising Army and disaster response forces have been searching for the vehicle and its occupants.The naval team arrived with diving equipment, inflatable boats and side scan sonar for locating the vehicle and landed by Indian Air Force’s AN32 aircraft at Jorhat airbase from where it proceeded to Sivasagar by road. The team would be conducting the obstacle clearance and search operation on Tuesday morning.Eyewitnesses said the car, moving at high speed, fell into the river after the driver lost control. The five occupants of the car were identified as Haren Bora, his mother Phunu Bora, wife Punou Bora, and daughters Simpi and Munmi Bora. “A 44-member team of National Disaster Response Force team, a 30-member State Disaster Response Force team from three districts, a 14-member Para (Special Force) and five members from the Civil Defence have been at work using 10 boats,” a Sivasagar district official said.last_img read more

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Heroes rise as athletics fuels Philippine gold drive

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Mark Harry Diones, who won silver for men’s triple jump event, Anthony Beram, who won gold in men’s 200 meters, and Aries Toledo also won gold in Men’s Decathlon, in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR— Athletics continues to lead the way or Team Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here, with four gold medals already in the bag.One of those golds came from someone who would be comfortable being labeled either a jock or a nerd.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Born to a Filipino mother from Cebu City, Beram worked to obtain dual citizenship to be able to represent the Philippines here.Beram shocked the field with a gold medal performance in the 200m dash. He was to see action in 400m and relays in the coming days.READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon“The hard work paid off,” said Beram. “This is only the beginning.”Toledo also proved himself a hero at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, gritting through pain to emerge victorious.“I did everything I needed to do even if I was hurting all over—my back, my arms (during the javelin throw) and my whole body,” said Toledo in Filipino. “I told God to help me because I wanted to come through for the Philippines.”The 24-year-old Toledo, who hails from Nueva Ecija, finished with 7,433 points to snare the gold.Also winning gold for athletics were Mary Joy Tabal, who captured the country’s first victory when she ruled women’s marathon, and Eric Cray, in 400m hurdles. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Lois Go settles for bronze in Ladies’ golf Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trenten Anthony Beram, who ruled the 200-meter sprint late Wednesday night, is a math major at University of Connecticut back in the United States.READ: SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s endFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Beram’s academics temporarily took a back seat to athletics as he helped save the day for Team Philippines, which was headed to a gold-less outing late Wednesday until Beram and decathlete Aries Toledo reeled in a victory each.“I knew that I was coming in as a rookie; nobody knows me so it is good to put my name out there,” said Beram. “I though top three (in the men’s 200) would be good so winning the gold is a bonus,” added Beram, who crossed the finish in 20.96 seconds.While most athletes based abroad are recruited, Beram is a certified “walk-in.”READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles He reached out to the Philippine Track and Field Association wanting to join its weekly relays.“He went straight to us and inquired how to go about playing for Philippine team,” said athletics official Edward Kho.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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TN-CM-SPORTS(MES 2)

By on November 17, 2019

first_imgTN CM proposes initiatives to promote sportsChennai, Jun 28 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister KPalaniswami today proposed a slew of initiatives to promotesports talent in the state.He announced setting up a Badminton Academy here,besides a scheme to train sportspersons to excel ininternational tournaments.Making a suo motu statement in the state Assembly, hesaid there were many shuttlers in Tamil Nadu who were capableof winning medals in international events and the badmintonacademy was being proposed to promote such players.The academy will come up at the Tamil Nadu PhysicalEducation and Sports University campus at an estimated Rs 10crore, he said, adding it will be helpful in nurturing talentthrough the various scientific labs available in the varsity.Further, the government will identify 50 sportspersonsincluding differently-abled persons and provide training tothem with an aim to make them win medals in internationaltournaments.The government will spend Rs five crore annuallytowards procuring equipment, provide training in foreigncountries and help the athletes take part in competitions, headded.Further, a District Sports Complex with modernfacilities like athletic track, gymnasium and swimming poolwill come up in Vellore at an estimated Rs 17.35 crore, hesaid.The Chief Minister also made announcements concerningthe departments of Tamil Development and Hindu Religious andCharitable Endowments.These included construction of a lodging facility fordevotees coming to the famous Subramaniaswamy Temple inTiruchendur, besides financial assistance of Rs 20 crore to atotal of 2,000 temples to take up various works.advertisementFurther, he announced an annual allocation of Rs fivecrore towards setting up of Tamil Chair in various countriesand Indian states with sizeable Tamil population.This initiative, launched by the late Chief Minister JJayalalithaa, will initially be implemented in OxfordUniversity in London, University of Johannesburg, Universityof Malaya in Malaysia and University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka,he said. PTI SA SSMVV MVV MVVlast_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd hero Scholes: Sell Pogba – he’s not a big loss!

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Scholes: Sell Pogba – he’s not a big loss!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Scholes says Manchester United will not miss Paul Pogba. The World Cup winner wants to leave the club from Real Madrid.Red Devils legend Scholes thinks the club could deal with losing the talented midfielder.”I think it’s quite clear he wants to move on,” said Scholes, a 13-time Premier League winner.”He wanted to go to Real Madrid, for whatever reason it didn’t happen.”I wouldn’t be surprised if the same offer had been made like with Cristiano when he was at United.”If they’ve asked him to stay for a year we’ll see what happens, but I don’t think he’ll be a big loss to United.”I don’t think his form has been great anyway, over the two or three years he’s been there. I’m sure there are more players who can do just as good a job.” last_img read more

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Public Trustee Act

By on October 22, 2019

first_imgAn amendment to the Public Trustee Act introduced today, Oct. 6, will clarify the role of the public trustee under the province’s new Personal Directives Act legislation, which will be proclaimed later this year. “The amendment was necessary in order to allow the public trustee to step in and make the best possible financial decisions on behalf of a person who has a personal directive but does not have a power of attorney or a legal guardian,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. The departments of Justice and Health have been working with the Public Trustee’s Office to prepare for the proclamation of The Personal Directives Act, passed in 2008. That act will allow Nova Scotians to prepare for a time when they may no longer be capable of making personal care decisions.last_img read more

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Halifax Convention Centre Receives International Recognition for Marketing

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first_imgThe Halifax Convention Centre’s Imagine Your Event Here marketing campaign continues to receive international recognition, this time from the International Economic Development Council and the International Congress and Convention Association. The International Economic Development Council presented the convention centre with the Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award at a ceremony held Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Alaska. The award recognizes the centre’s direct-mail campaign that helped event planners shape the new centre. “Our innovative efforts are allowing us to successfully connect our centre with a growing list of international and national clients,” said Scott Ferguson, president and CEO of Trade Centre Limited, the Crown corporation tasked with marketing and selling the Halifax Convention Centre. Just days before that win, the International Congress and Convention Association announced the convention centre as one of four finalists, and the only Canadian organization shortlisted, for its prestigious Best Marketing Award. Halifax will compete against marketing campaigns from Istanbul, Colombia and Denmark for the award, which will be presented Nov. 4, after presentations by the finalists. “Being shortlisted for the ICCA Best Marketing Award among such impressive competition is a remarkable achievement,” said Mr. Ferguson. “This significant global recognition further demonstrates that our creative approach is working, and we couldn’t be more proud that our efforts are helping to establish Nova Scotia as a top meeting destination.” The Halifax Convention Centre’s Imagine campaign helps planners imagine their event in a facility they can’t see, visit or touch yet, through personalized direct mail, digital elements and guerilla marketing. Campaign efforts have generated excitement among clients, and helped the centre book more than 30 events. The International Economic Development Council’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders for their efforts to create positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. The ICCA Best Marketing Award recognizes excellence and outstanding achievements of organizations marketing their destination.last_img read more

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Annan appoints monitors for Somali arms embargo

By on October 6, 2019

The four members, who will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, are Melvin E. Holt of the United States, Li Changseng of China, John Tambi of Sierra Leone and Joel Salek of Colombia, according to a letter to the Council made public today.Meanwhile, in the Lower Juba region of southern Somalia, a UN staff member was abducted earlier in the day, according to the Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia.”The UN is in communication with the de facto authorities in the region that are taking steps to secure the release of the staff member,” the Office said, without naming the victim. read more

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Slight leak of crude oil when part of CN freight derails west

By on October 4, 2019

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Slight leak of crude oil when part of CN freight derails west of Edmonton by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 4, 2014 11:03 am MDT WHITECOURT, Alta. – Several cars in a Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) freight train have derailed northwest of Edmonton.Emily Hamer, a CN spokeswoman, said there were no injuries and no fire when five cars in the slow-moving train left the tracks early Friday morning, about 15 km east of the town of Whitecourt.The southbound train was heading to Edmonton.Hamer said two of the five cars were loaded with crude oil.She said response crews including emergency services and environment teams were on site.“There was a reported leakage from one of the valves from one of the tank cars,” she said. “It has been confirmed that it has been secured and there are no leaks.”Hamer said the other three cars were carrying paper and forest products.The cause of the derailment is under investigation.Brian Wynn, chief of the Whitecourt Fire Department, said the area where the derailment occurred is heavily treed and emergency crews had to use all-terrain vehicles to gain access to the site. read more

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Wrestling No 2 Ohio State looks to rival No 4 Michigan as

By on September 28, 2019

Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher wrestles Paul Glynn in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorA week after a devastating 19-18 loss to No. 1 Penn State, the No. 2 Ohio State men’s wrestling team (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten) will have an opportunity to rebound from the defeat against rival No. 4 Michigan (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) in a road dual meet at 6 p.m. Sunday.Ohio State lost by one point to the Nittany Lions after taking a 15-5 lead entering intermission, which still looms over the team.“I wanted everyone to hurt, but not that much. I wanted them to hurt because I know you grow from it. But at the same point you don’t want them moping around,” Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said. “Last week, there was a lot of pain around this facility.”There are four potential rematches between Ohio State and Michigan wrestlers that first took place at December’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational that could take place Sunday. Ohio State No. 2 Luke Pletcher won by decision against Stevan Micic 7-5, who is now ranked No. 6 at 133 pounds.Buckeye wrestlers No. 3 Bo Jordan and No. 2 Myles Martin also earned decision victories against Wolverines in Las Vegas. Jordan beat No. 6 Myles Amine 6-4 at 174 pounds and Martin defeated No. 5 Domenic Abounader. No. 5 157-pounder Micah Jordan will have a chance to redeem a 10-3 loss at the meet to Michigan No. 7 Alec Pantaleo.“I watched my match a few times, it was pretty tight going into the third period, I think it was a 3-2 match,” Micah Jordan said. “I just got caught in a suck-back and lost some back points, so I definitely be leary of that position, and also excited to wrestle him again.”Micah Jordan is coming off of a 24-9 technical fall win against Penn State’s Bo Pipher. This weekend he hopes to avenge that early-season loss to Pantaleo.Ohio State’s Joey McKenna rose four spots to No. 7 in the latest rankings after beating Penn State’s Nick Lee last week at 141 pounds. McKenna will face Michigan’s only unranked wrestler, which might be Ohio State’s best opportunity to earn additional points with a technical fall or pin.“I believed in myself, believed I could win. Maybe other people didn’t on paper,” McKenna said about his victory against Lee. “Shushing some of the haters, that’s always fun.”Ohio State’s Kollin Moore remains ranked first at 197 pounds despite suffering a surprise loss to unranked Nittany Lion Anthony Cassar, which was the turning point in Penn State’s comeback victory. “He didn’t have the best week of practice,” Ryan said on Moore’s loss to Cassar. “He just didn’t compete the way [he’s] capable of.”Moore will face No. 13 Kevin Beazley for a shot at redemption from the previous week.Not many people give Ohio State top-ranked heavyweight Kyle Snyder trouble on the mat, but he will have his hands full with No. 2 Adam Coon on Saturday. Coon, listed at 6-foot-6, 285 pounds, towers over the 5-foot-11 Snyder and has not lost yet this season.Ohio State must quickly knock off the disappointment of losing to Penn State, with nine of 10 matches being against ranked wrestlers. read more

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37 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village in Kyrgyzstan

By on September 21, 2019

first_img 12,410 Views At least 30 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan, Russian state media reports https://t.co/q3IhqfLdoE pic.twitter.com/RUmiiX8t8B— CNN (@CNN) January 16, 2017 Share4 Tweet Email Jan 16th 2017, 7:33 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 16 Jan 2017, 7:33 AM Photos of #TK6491 which appears to have crashed into homes. https://t.co/ruXKEgxv4i #aviation #Kyrgyzstan pic.twitter.com/NqwnlNfDZp— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 16, 2017 https://jrnl.ie/3188766 By Associated Press Source: CNN/Twitter Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry officials work among remains of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane Image: Vladimir Voronincenter_img More than a thousand rescue workers were working on the scene by late morning in the residential area where 15 houses have been destroyed, Deputy Prime Minister Mukhammetkaly Abulgaziyev said.The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Minister Kubatbek Boronov told reporters that it was foggy this morning at Manas when the plane came down but weather conditions were not critical. Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry officials work among remains of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane Short URL Until 2014, the US military operated a military installation at the Manas airport, using it primarily for its operations in Afghanistan.Turkish media reports say the plane belonged to an Istanbul-based cargo company and it had departed from Hong Kong.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called his Kyrgyz counterpart, Erlan Abdildaev, to offer Turkey’s condolences, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.Read: Eight men hold as much wealth as half the planet combined> 10 Comments A CARGO PLANE crashed in a residential area just outside the main airport in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan this morning, killing at least 37 people according to the Emergency Situations Ministry.The Turkish Boeing 747 crashed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the airport as well as those on the plane.Reports of the death toll range from 31 to 37 people, according to emergency officials and the presidential press office. Images from the scene showed the nose of the plane stuck inside a brick house. 37 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village in Kyrgyzstan It’s reported that most of those killed were villagers on the ground. Image: Vladimir Voronin Source: Steve Herman/Twitterlast_img read more

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LEsa et la Nasa sassocient pour explorer Jupiter et Saturne

By on September 20, 2019

first_imgL’Esa et la Nasa s’associent pour explorer Jupiter et SaturneAprès Mars, les agences spatiales européenne et américaine s’associent afin de mettre au point des missions d’exploration des planètes Jupiter et Saturne. Un des objectifs prévus est d’estimer l’habitabilité de ces deux planètes géantes.L’agence spatiale européenne (Esa) et l’agence spatiale américaine (Nasa), se retrouvent autour de projets de missions initialement mises au point séparément. Elles ont donc décidé de collaborer pour envoyer des engins en direction des deux plus grosses planètes du système solaire, Jupiter et Saturne, rapporte Futura-Sciences.À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?D’un point de vue pratique, les deux agences comptent toutefois lancer des missions séparées afin de pallier toute défaillance d’un des deux engins. Il est également probable qu’en fin de mission, chacune des deux agences réoriente son appareil vers d’autres satellites, notamment Io et Callisto.Le Jupiter Europa Orbiter de la Nasa a pour objectif premier Europe, une lune de Jupiter qui possède un océan liquide salé en sous sol. Les scientifiques souhaitent évaluer son habitabilité et y trouver des sites potentiels d’atterrissage pour une éventuelle mission en surface. La sonde américaine devrait emporter tout un arsenal de mesure : on devrait retrouver un altimètre laser, un radar  capable de traverser la glace et des spectromètres allant de l’infrarouge à l’ultraviolet sans compter les diverses caméras associées.Côté européen, on s’occupe de la mission Jupiter Ganymède Orbiter qui concerne la seule lune du système solaire à posséder un champ magnétique : Ganymède. Là encore, un océan liquide est à explorer. Les instruments à embarquer n’ont pas encore été définis mais on devrait retrouver les mêmes outils que la Nasa, un instrument de mesure du champ magnétique en plus.Le 10 février 2011 à 18:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Downtown Vancouver’s Block 10: The Grocery Gap

By on September 19, 2019

first_imgSay you live in downtown Vancouver, without a car. Say you’re hungry.If you need to get to a grocery store — from Esther Short Park, for example — you have a few options. You could walk the 1.8 miles north to Safeway, or the 2.2 miles east to Fred Meyer, or the 1.8 miles south to Target. You could visit a nearby convenience store for a snack, although they won’t have many staples.You could check the C-Tran schedule, and hop on the next bus that will take you where you need to go. Or, if you can afford it, you could avoid the whole thing altogether and pay for a delivery service to shop the groceries for you and drop them off at your door.You do have options. But the one thing you can’t do is visit a grocery store in downtown Vancouver, because it doesn’t exist. City leaders have been working to change that for more than a decade.“We have that food desert right now,” said Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle.Currently, the development site on Block 10 is the city’s best bet. Bordered by Eighth, Ninth, Columbia and Washington streets, the lot is about as centrally located as you can get. In negotiations with the potential developer, Gramor Development — the same company spearheading The Waterfront Vancouver — city councilors have stipulated that a grocery store is a necessity. Gramor CEO Barry Cain said he’s confident he can get a grocer into the lot.“There’s enough demand for a grocery store to be downtown right now, no doubt about it,” Cain said.But he’s going to need more time than originally planned. Last year, he assured the city council he’d have a lease signed by May 2019. That’s looking unlikely, he said last week.last_img read more

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Gareth Bale is playing with fire against Real Madrid

By on September 18, 2019

first_imgWelsh winger Gareth Bale is risking getting sanctioned by Real Madrid if he risks playing for Wales during the international break despite his injury.There have been several times in which Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale deceives his club when he goes with Wales. The player shouldn’t even have traveled to his country in the first place and all of Spain is currently worried about the injury he is carrying right now.With his latest decision to travel, Gareth Bale has left clear that he cares very little about the club that pays him and the board of directors is getting really tired of his antics.The fact that he keeps putting his country before Real Madrid might push the club to sell him during the winter, because they think that this attitude is telling them that he simply doesn’t want to be a Real Madrid player anymore.Manager Ryan Giggs had to come out and confirm that Gareth Bale is going to miss this Thursday’s friendly match against Spain, but the player has all the intention of playing the very next match against the Republic of Ireland despite the club already warned him not to do it.But the doctors from Wales seem to listen more to Gareth than they do to the club that pays his bills, they apparently have given him hopes that he can make it in time to play against the Irish when he clearly can’t.BREAKING: Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales vs. Spain pic.twitter.com/jYkY30C8ZR— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 10, 2018Apart from the confirmation that he won’t play against Spain 100%, Wales manager Ryan Giggs also gave some detailed information about the procedures they made on the player’s fatigues areas and came up with the following analysis.“We rescanned it and have done everything we can to get as much information. He feels good, but we have to weigh up the risk whether he can be part of the game on Tuesday,” said Giggs via Four Four Two. “There was a little bit on both scans – but there’s always something. We’re treating the symptoms, but it’s nothing to worry about. Either way, I expect him to be fit for Madrid’s next game.”“I don’t think I was ever 100 percent [fit] when playing. When you have niggling injuries, it’s maybe at the back of your mind until you’re flying again, but I’m not worried and Gareth isn’t worried.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s something of nothing, but it’s a short turnaround and we’ll take no chances. But if he’s available, he’s available.”“The medical team are constantly in dialogue with Madrid like they are with every team. “Playing in Spain, he wants to be a part of it [the friendly], but first and foremost health comes first – we want a fit and raring-to-go Gareth Bale,” he concluded.What Florentino and the board really feelsThe main problem with Gareth Bale is not only the fact that he is clearly prone to get injured regularly, the Real Madrid board is also very concerned with him because they feel like the player never really got to adapt to the culture in Spain and it seems that he always itches to go to Wales every time he gets.There is a large portion of the press from Madrid who has had enough of Gareth Bale’s constant rejection of the club and even the language.They believe that selling the player right now is the best possible way to finish the player’s career at Real Madrid, he has already given at least two European Cups to the club and they feel like he already paid his worth at least two times over.Most of the people in Madrid think that the Welshman’s time in the club is over, they don’t think he has a hope of stepping up to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and selling him now that he is still not even 30 years old would be in the best interest of everybody.Any of the major clubs in Europe would pay a lot of cash for having Gareth Bale in their ranks, the time is now and Real Madrid can’t waste another minute.BALE v BUSQUETSRAMSEY v RAMOSAMPADU v ASENSIO🎟 https://t.co/wLFSLDHxjG#WALESP #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/io19Bk3wwo— FA WALES (@FAWales) October 5, 2018Which club do you think would pay the most for Gareth Bale? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Two 149th Street houses will burn for training

By on September 16, 2019

first_imgClark County Fire District 6 assisted by Clark County Fire & Rescue will conduct two live fire training burns in North Salmon Creek between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, and Tuesday, April 9.The homes, 903 and 911 N.E. 149th St., are scheduled for demolition through Clark County Public Works as part of the 10th Avenue improvement project that extends the road to Northeast 164th Street.Several school buses may be rerouted on drill days, which may delay buses from Skyview High School, Chinook Middle School and Alki Elementary School, according to District 6.Precautions will be taken to ensure citizen and property safety during these drills.The Washington Administration Code requires fire departments to do a live training burn once every three years.“There is simply no way to replicate … a house fire. Controlled live burns are the most ideal way to train firefighters,” said training Capt. Shawn Newberry.last_img read more

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What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of August 4 2019

By on September 11, 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, August 4, 2019.Sunday, August 4, 2019No MeetingsMonday, August 5, 2019No Meetings.Tuesday, August 6, 2019The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm at Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm at Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, August 7, 2019The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, August 8, 2019No MeetingsFriday, August 9, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, August 10, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

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Reprogrammed Human Pancreatic Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice

By on August 29, 2019

first_img(Credit: Africa Studios/Shutterstock)Nearly 10 percent of Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition where the body does not process sugar. Diabetics either do not make enough insulin — a hormone that acts like a key to let sugars into cells to use for energy — or cells stop responding to insulin. As a result, sugar builds up in the bloodstream leading to high blood sugar. Over time, high blood sugar can give rise to nerve damage and heart disease among other complications.Now researchers have reprogrammed human cells that do not normally make insulin to produce the vital hormone. The converted cells reversed diabetes in mice with the disease. The discovery provides evidence that our cells can take on different identities, potentially opening up a novel approach to treating degenerative diseases, the researcher say.“The idea of using the intrinsic regenerative capacities of the human body makes sense here,” Pedro Herrera, a medical geneticist at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, who led the new research, said in a statement.Convertible CellsSpecific cells in the pancreas called beta cells are normally responsible for making insulin. When beta cells are missing in mice, other cells in the pancreas step up to the plate. At least two other kinds cells, alpha cells and delta cells, begin to act like beta cells and start to make insulin in the rodents. But whether cells other than beta cells are capable of this switch in humans was unknown.Herrera and colleagues obtained two types of non-beta pancreatic cells from deceased type 2 diabetic and non-diabetic donors. Then, with compounds that help beta cells develop, they reprogrammed the cells to produce and release insulin in response to sugar.New ActWhen the researchers transplanted the altered cells into diabetic mice, they prevented diabetic symptoms and continued to produce insulin even after six months, the team reports today in the journal Nature.“We obtained the same results with cells from both diabetic and non-diabetic donors, showing that this plasticity is not damaged by the disease,” Herrera said.The discovery means human cells can take on different identities. The researchers suggest it’s likely cells in other organs are just as adaptable. The scientists propose that replacing missing cells with reprogrammed ones might become a way to treat a variety of degenerative diseases.The concept hasn’t been tested in humans yet, though the results in mice are certainly promising. Also still ahead, Herrera says, is stimulating this identity shift inside a patient’s pancreas without hurting other cells.last_img read more

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Costa Rica submits to money laundering probe by Latin America task force

By on August 19, 2019

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s Solís authorizes strategy to fight money laundering, terrorism financing Honduras shutters bank linked to drug trafficking Landmark Arms Trade Treaty spearheaded by Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias goes into effect Honduras court orders house arrest for US-targeted tycoon Jaime Rosenthal Related: Costa Rica criticized for lack of oversight of money laundering in the real estate sectorCosta Rica’s going under the magnifying glass for the next two weeks as international money laundering experts comb through the country’s books. President Luis Guillermo Solís declared the audit from the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT) a subject of national interest in Monday’s edition of the official newspaper, La Gaceta.The audit comes as Costa Rica tries to maintain its improving record on financial transparency after the largest alleged money laundering operation in history – the $6 billion Liberty Reserve – was shuttered in May 2013.This is not Costa Rica’s first audit from the Latin American organization. In 2006, Costa Rica underwent its first GAFILAT review, and in 2007, a 40-point action plan was presented to the country for how it could improve its efforts to combat money laundering. GAFILAT is made up of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Costa Rica and Panama joined in 2010.Guillermo Araya, director of the Costa Rican Drug Institute, which is tasked with money laundering investigations, said that Costa Rica has complied with the 2007 action plan, and the 2015 audit will help identify additional areas for improvement.“It’s a challenge, but it’s also an opportunity for the country to strengthen its control and follow up on fiscal transparency,” Araya told The Tico Times outside the welcoming ceremony at Casa Presidencial on Monday.Araya said that money laundering went beyond just drug trafficking, bleeding into human and arms trafficking as well.Jaime Murillo, representative for the Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC), acknowledged that Costa Rica has much to overcome when it comes to money laundering.“Unfortunately, many recent international studies have placed Costa Rica among the main countries for money laundering in Central America,” he said.Murillo noted that the country’s famous tourism sector was especially vulnerable to money laundering activities, including casinos and real estate, as well as online gaming and sports booking operations. Casa Presidencial released a statement adding that alternative currencies, like Bitcoin, would also be under scrutiny.The ABC representative added that poor scores for the country’s fiscal transparency could make the country appear more risky to investors and contribute to higher interest rates from international lenders.Washington, D.C.-based Global Financial Integrity, which tracks illicit capital flows, released a December 2014 report (see PDF here) ranking Costa Rica as the 10th largest exporter of illicit financial outflows in 2012, at an estimated $21.5 billion. Between 2003 and 2012, GFI estimated that an annual average of more than $9 billion moved out of Costa Rica illegally.Costa Rica cleared the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development tax haven blacklist in 2011. OECD reported at the time that Costa Rica’s fiscal transparency practices met international standards. Following the Liberty Reserve case, however, the country was once again listed as a tax haven by the French government in 2013.Araya said that Costa Rica had sharpened its law enforcement and investigative operations since Liberty Reserve, including better monitoring and inter-departmental communication, but added that “new kinds of crimes” like this required constant training and vigilance.Preliminary results are expected by Jan. 30, with a full report by July.See also: 3 Quepos bank employees arrested on money laundering charges Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Trinidad extradition hearing for Warner in FIFA case put off

By on August 18, 2019

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner won more time Thursday in his fight to avoid being extradited from Trinidad and Tobago to the United States to face corruption charges.Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Ceasar set a new hearing date of July 27. Defense lawyer Nyree Alfonso said Thursday’s hearing was adjourned until then because U.S. authorities had yet to send charges and a formal extradition request to Trinidad. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies If the U.S. request is not filed in Trinidad in just over two weeks, Alfonso said, the defense team “can apply to the court to have the matter dismissed” under rules of the extradition treaty between the two countries.Warner, who is busy campaigning for Sept. 7 national elections as leader of his opposition party, is currently out on bail and required to report twice weekly to a police station near his home. His passport has been seized.A grinning Warner emerged from the Port-of-Spain courthouse surrounded by supporters. He declined to answer questions before being whisked away in a car.Warner is resisting extradition and has predicted a lengthy legal battle over the attempt to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering in the FIFA corruption case.Trinidad legal experts, including former attorney general Ramesh Maharaj, believe Warner’s extradition request could take three to five years to resolve in the twin-island Caribbean republic off the coast of Venezuela.U.S. prosecutors allege South Africa funneled $10 million in 2008 to Warner and two other FIFA executive committee members as payment for them supporting that country’s successful bid to host the 2010 World Cup. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   center_img Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation FILE – In this June 3, 2015 file photo, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner speaks at a political rally in Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago. A Trinidad judge has adjourned an extradition hearing for Warner until later this month. Warner’s defense lawyer said Thursday, July 9, 2015, the hearing was adjourned because U.S. authorities have yet to send charges to Trinidad. A new hearing date of July 27 has been set. (AP Photo/Anthony Harris, File)n Officials also allege Warner and others, including former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer of the United States, got rich off accounts they controlled through CONCACAF, which oversees soccer in the Caribbean and North and Central America. Blazer has cooperated with authorities.Warner left FIFA in 2011 after being implicated in an earlier bribery scandal. He has denied wrongdoing.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Presidential Candidates Urged to Reform Fannie Mae Freddie Mac

By on August 15, 2019

first_img August 21, 2015 438 Views Years after the housing crash, American taxpayers still guarantee repayment for three out of every four mortgages, according an article from the Wall Street Journal. Author, Edward Demarco challenges this implication on taxpayers by suggesting that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be reformed and removed from taxpayers pockets.”Taxpayers shouldn’t be left holding the bag for mortgage defaults.”Demarco, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets who from 2009 to 2014 served as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, believes that reform is necessary for the GSEs to fix fundamental problems with the system. He also feels that this is a policy that presidential candidates need to address.”Several comprehensive legislative proposals to replace Fannie and Freddie and revisit overall housing policy have been made,” Demarco said. “But nothing has happened. So taxpayers guarantee repayment to investors on roughly three out of every four new mortgages today.”He adds, “taxpayers shouldn’t be left holding the bag for mortgage defaults,” and as a solution, private capital needs to placed back into the system.According to the article, Congress is urged to pass legislation that will ensure all securitizations involve enough risk transfer so taxpayers are left with credit risk only in dire situations.Demarco also suggests that reforms under the FHFA’s direction need to accommodate firms outside of Fannie and Freddie. The common securitization platform introduced by FHFA in 2012 will fix this issue by opening up the door to other firms to issue mortgage-backed securities equivalent to Fannie and Freddie’s.”These two steps aren’t controversial. Every major legislative proposal in the past few years, Democratic and Republican, included them,” Demarco noted. “What is needed is leadership, if not from the White House then from Congress. Government spends billions a year, including tax expenditures, on housing, much of which subsidizes higher-income homeowners. How could we eliminate some of this spending while redirecting another portion of it to the truly disadvantaged? Now that’s a discussion worthy of a presidential debate.” Share Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae Freddie Mac mortgage Taxpayers 2015-08-21 Staff Writercenter_img Presidential Candidates Urged to Reform Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

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