BCCI announces Rs 20 lakh cash prize for India U-19 squad

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first_imgThe BCCI on Sunday announced a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh each for members of the Indian team which lifted its third Under-19 World Cup title in Townsville after defeating defending champions Australia.BCCI President N Srinivasan congratulated the team, which was led superbly by unbeaten centurion skipper Unmukt Chand in the final against the defending champions.Chand led from the front with a magnificent 111 as the Indian colts beat Australia by six wickets.”Many congratulations to the Indian team for winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. We won the ‘senior’ World Cup last year, and now our boys have triumphed in the junior version of the tournament.This is a great day for Indian cricket. The Board would like to announce a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh to each player, and Rs 15 lakh to each member of the support staff,” Srinivasan said in a statement.This was India U-19s first triumph after Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli led their respective teams to victory in 2000 and 2008 editions respectively.BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale also extended his wishes to the Indian team and said every member of the squad worked hard towards this victory.”The Indian cricket team has played some extraordinary cricket in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The members of the team have worked hard, and deserve the title. Heartiest congratulations to the boys and support staff for winning the World Cup,” he said.last_img read more

Phil Jagielka warns of mass exodus at Everton

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first_imgEverton’s underwhelming Premier League campaign, which ended in manager Roberto Martinez being sacked last week, could have ramifications for next season with a number of players set to leave the club in the summer, defender Phil Jagielka has said.Martinez paid the price for failing to get the best out of a talented young squad, and England international Jagielka said anyone hired to replace him would struggle to keep hold of the team’s best players.”There is going to be a lot of change in the playing squad,” the 33-year-old centre back told British media.”I am not sure the squad is going to be big enough for the start of next season with the people who are leaving.”Veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard has retired after a 10-year stint at Everton, while striker Romelu Lukaku and centre back John Stones are likely to be targeted by bigger clubs.In addition, the likes of Leon Osman, Tony Hibbert, Steven Pienaar and Darron Gibson are all out of contract in the summer.”I am not sure exactly what will go on but there could be double figures leaving, which is a lot,” Jagielka added.”We are not talking about young lads either. We are talking about established first-team players. It is going to be a big change of personnel and that will play a big part in who will get the chance to manage the club.”Everton finished the season on 47 points and 11th in the table, and were knocked out in the semi-finals of both the Capital One (League) Cup and FA Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

The NFL The No Fun League

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first_imgDancing Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today’s NFL.Though the league rulebook has some very specific examples of what constitutes a penalty, the grey area is as wide as ever.Take, for example, Husain Abdullah’s drop to his knees after returning an interception for a touchdown on Monday. It confused the referees — and caused them to throw a penalty flag. In their eyes, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive back violated the language in Rule 12, Section 3(d) that states “Players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations while on the ground.”But Abdullah is a devout Muslim, who had always vowed he’d fall to his knees if he ever reached the end zone. Critics pointed out that many players have knelt in Christian player and weren’t penalized, most notably Tim Tebow, who’s one-knee genuflection became a meme. After further review, the NFL said since it was part of a religious expression, Abdullah should not have been flagged.Highlights from the NFL’s forbidden list, who may have caused it, and who might get nailed today.—PROLONGED, CHOREOGRAPHED, EXCESSIVE CELEBRATION: It could be said that the “Fun Bunch” — aka Art Monk, Alvin Garrett and the rest of the Washington Redskins receivers in the early 1980s — took the fun out of the NFL. After touchdowns, they would form a circle and time a group high-five.In a 1983 game at Texas Stadium, Cowboys defenders tried to break up a Fun Bunch celebration by standing in the middle of it. A year later, the league passed a rule banning “excessive celebration.”Just last week, Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers broke this rule, and about three others, when he spun the ball on the ground, pretended he was spinning like the ball, then fell to the ground. He was penalized 15 yards and a scolding from coach Mike Tomlin. Victor Cruz of the New York Giants says he’s planning a new Salsa dance to celebrate touchdowns.—USE OF FOREIGN OBJECTS THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE UNIFORM: Would the white shoes Johnson wore when he was returning kicks for the Houston Oilers back in the day have qualified as “foreign objects?” Who knows?But give these guys an A for creativity and advance planning: Terrell Owens pulling a Sharpie pen out of his sock and signing a ball after scoring. And New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Horn reaching the end zone, then pulling a cellphone out of the padding on the goalpost and pretending to make a call.—SACK DANCES, HOME-RUN SWING, INCREDIBLE HULK: All are verboten if “committed directly at an opponent.” Mark Gastineau of the New York Jets had one of the first (and possibly the worst) sack dance.It sparked a bench-clearing brawl in 1983 with the Los Angeles Rams and their Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jackie Slater, who said: “One lousy tackle and he puts on a big act. Why don’t I dance every time I block him out?”Also forbidden under this category are home-run swings (Neil Smith), Incredible Hulk gestures (Clay Matthews used to do it. More recently, Packers running back Eddie Lacy cleverly bypassed this by wearing an Incredible Hulk shirt under his jersey) and military salutes (could’ve potentially put Terrell Davis and the Denver Broncos famous Mile High Salute of the late 1990s in jeopardy).—THROAT SLASH, STOMPING ON TEAM LOGOS: Fred Taylor of the Jacksonville Jaguars was tagged a few times for a throat-slash gesture that was popular, especially in college football, about 10 years ago.Owens put team logos in the rulebook when, while playing for the 49ers, he ran to the star at the 50-yard line at Texas Stadium after a touchdown. Emmitt Smith responded by doing that himself a bit later. Then, Owens caught another touchdown and did it again, and Cowboys defensive back George Teague met him at the star and laid him out.—SPIKING THE BALL OVER THE GOALPOST: It had been one of the last bastions of good, clean celebration — that is, until Saints tight end Jimmy Graham knocked the post off-kilter on a slam last season in Atlanta, causing a lengthy delay.This preseason, Graham was penalized twice and fined $30,000 for breaking the new rule. His reaction: “You can’t really have fun anymore.” Well, Woods still can. The former Cincinnati Bengals runner is featured doing his once-famous Ickey Shuffle in a GEICO commercial that airs during NFL games.(EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Clyne back in Liverpool training

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first_imgLiverpool Clyne back in Liverpool training and joins squad for Porto trip Joe Wright 01:41 2/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) nathaniel clyne - cropped Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Jürgen Klopp Porto UEFA Champions League The right-back has returned to full training as the Reds prepare for an encounter with Porto in the Champions League Nathaniel Clyne has returned to training with Liverpool and has joined the squad for the Champions League last-16 first leg against Porto on Wednesday.The full-back has missed all of the 2017-18 season owing to a back problem, with his last appearance coming in the 3-0 Premier League win over Middlesbrough on May 21.The 26-year-old is back working with his team-mates, but Liverpool say he is “still some way off being considered for selection” and will therefore not be risked in Portugal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website: “Clyney is back; of course, it is absolutely too early to think about him, but he is back in normal training, so that’s cool.”He’s been training for two days but after that long of a break, it will take time until he is able to play.”Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton in July 2015 for a reported fee of £12.5 million. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Project Proponents to Learn About Importance of Consulting

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first_imgCompanies proposing major natural resource or energy projects now know when and how to consult with Mi’kmaq after a one-day seminar in Halifax today, Nov. 22. The seminar, hosted by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs, will help proponents of wind, solar, highway, mining, and oil and gas projects in the province. “It’s a simple matter of recognition and respect for our neighbours,” said Premier Darrell Dexter, who is also the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. “We want to help ensure that companies undertaking significant projects in Nova Scotia take the right steps to consult with the Mi’kmaq on issues that may affect their rights. “The province has an excellent relationship with the aboriginal community and working with them to ensure their rights are respected is an important part of that.” Nova Scotia is recognized for its leadership in Aboriginal consultation because of the process developed with the Mi’kmaq and the federal government. The revised Proponents’ Guide released today adds greater clarity to the consultation process and provides a foundation for those who want to invest in Nova Scotia. The main presenters were Sandra Gogal, a partner at Miller Thompson in Toronto, and Ming Song, principal at Songbird Law Corporation in Vancouver. Ms. Gogal has extensive experience in dealing with aboriginal and environmental issues in the natural resource and energy sectors. Over the past 10 years, she has worked with many aboriginal communities, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Ms. Gogal has done aboriginal consultation for a number of large industry clients in the mining, hydro, forestry and oil and gas sectors. Ms. Song has represented First Nations on various aspects of self-government, reserve land, corporate and commercial transactions, aboriginal rights, and title and treaty rights Since 1992. Other speakers were Dan Christmas, senior advisor and councillor for Membertou First Nation; Alvaro Loyola, director of consultation for Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs; and Abla Hannah with Natural Resources Canada. The speakers discussed the role of proponents and governments, key court decisions and their affect on current situations, trends in consultation, and working with Canada’s First Nations.last_img read more

2018 Bluenose Sailing Schedule and Tickets Are Now Available

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first_imgThe 2018 Bluenose II sailing schedule has been released, including public harbour cruises in Lunenburg, Halifax and Shelburne, as well as visits to Sydney, Lower West Pubnico and more. The season will kick off in Lunenburg on June 4 with school programs, and begin harbour cruises on June 7 before making its first sail to Halifax on June 14. The season will come to end on Sept. 30. Tickets are now on sale for the season. To purchase tickets or to view the full schedule, visit https://bluenose.novascotia.ca/schedule. -30-last_img

Evacuation ends and rail line reopens after Alberta train derailment

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first_imgIRVINE, Alta. — Residents of a southern Alberta hamlet are back in their homes after an evacuation that followed a train derailment and chemical spill.Cypress County posted on its website Saturday that the spill, which Canadian Pacific Railway says happened Friday afternoon and involved styrene, has been contained and the evacuation was lifted late Friday night.A state of local emergency remains in effect remains in Cypress County, but the county says it’s due to a grass fire that’s been burning since last weekend, and not because of the derailment.An emailed update from the railway says the leaks on the two styrene cars were contained to their top valves, and that about eight litres of the substance leaked.The railway says the line reopened Saturday morning at 11 a.m. MT after track repairs and safety inspections were completed.An investigation into the cause is ongoing, and CP thanked firefighters, government and Red Cross officials for their support in responding to the derailment.“We also thank local residents for their patience and understanding and apologize for the inconvenience this incident has caused,” the railway said in its update.Styrene is a synthetic chemical used in the manufacture of rubber, plastic and fibreglass, and is flammable.A provincial government spokeswoman said Saturday that Alberta Environment and Parks is monitoring the company’s response.“The environmental impacts related to this incident are being observed and measured by our department,” Jess Sinclair said in an email.There was no report of any injuries.Part of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Medicine Hat, Alta., was ordered closed but was reopened in both directions Friday night. Witness Trehia Stevenson said the derailment included about a dozen rail cars, which she said did not appear to be tanker cars. She said it was right on the western edge of Irvine, less than a kilometre from homes.Stevenson said she could only see one car on fire, but there was a grass fire as well.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

In Another Rebuke to Trump US House Votes to Block Saudi

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Rabat – The United States House of Representatives approved on Wednesday, July 17, three resolutions aimed at blocking Trump’s planned sale of guided missiles and other weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Jordan.The approval of the new measures marks another political rebuke of Trump’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. The relationship has already raised severe concerns in the US Congress over human rights abuses, and the alarming death rates from the war in Yemen.Save the Children, a US-based international non-profit group, has estimated that 37 children a month have been killed in Yemen by foreign-made bombs. A Save the Children hospital in Yemen was hit by an air attack on March 2019, resulting in seven fatalities. Amid the escalating military tensions with Iran in May 2019, Trump tried to bypass Congress to complete the sale of more than eight billion dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Jordan. The US President’s arbitrary move disregarded the US law which stipulates that the Congress approve any major weapons sales. Many politicians view Trump’s claims of an emergency as exaggerated, highlighting that most of the weapons sales are transactions which could be postponed for months, even years.“There is no emergency. It’s phony. It’s made up. And it’s an abuse of the law,” said Representative Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on June 2019.  Donald Trump is expected to veto the new measures.arm salesHouse Majority Leader and Democrat, Steny Hoyer said the three specific resolutions were “most significant” because they would cancel contracts related to arms that could be used in the war in Yemen.The US President’s three contracts relate to plans by the US weapons-maker Raytheon to build a co-production plant in Saudi Arabia to assemble “Paveway” smart bombs; the type weapons that in 2018 destroyed a school bus in Yemen killing more than 40 boys. Raytheon’s agreement to co-produce hi-tech weapons in Saudi Arabia was reached in May 2017 during Trump’s visit to Riyadh.“It’s bad considering the Saudi war crimes in Yemen and the humanitarian crisis they are perpetuating through a blockade and airstrikes on so many civilian targets,” Hassan El-Tayyab, the co-director of Just Foreign Policy, a group in Washington advocating the end of Yemen’s war, told Al Jazeera.“It’s not a good thing for Yemen or the region or the national security interests of the US,” El-Tayyab added.It is not clear whether Congress has enough votes to override the President’s veto, but its opposition is a warning sign of potential trouble in the US-Saudi relationship if the impediment of business with the kingdom continues in the future.More efforts by the US HouseThe US House vote on Wednesday, July 17 is the latest effort made by the Congress to condemn the US military support of Saudi Arabia, since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018.Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. According to reports, US intelligence agencies concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ordered the murder, an allegation which Saudi Arabia denies.On Monday, July 15 the House approved a measure that would impose sanctions on officials involved in Khashoggi’s murder. In April 2019, Trump vetoed a measure that sought to end US military implication in the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee have also approved a bill that would close the loophole Trump had used for Saudi Arabia.House Representative and Democrat, Ilhan Omar has voiced destabilization and terrorism concerns on the matter.“Backing the Saudi government and the Emiratis is backing war crimes and crimes against humanity; providing them with arms is complicity,” Omar said.“The US relationship with Saudi Arabia in its current form is immoral,” she added.  R Clark Cooper’s support of Trump on the Saudi arms salesR Clarke Cooper, the State Department’s assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, has said on multiple occasions that the arms sales are needed. He argues that this, combined with an escalation of US military posture in the Gulf region, was a necessity in countering increasing threats from Iran to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as Americans in the region.  “These malign – even provocative actions mark a new evolution of the threat Iran poses to the security of hundreds of thousands of Americans who live and work in the Gulf states, and to the security of the region and our partners,” Cooper said before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on June 2019.Cooper faced hostile questioning from Democrats and some Republicans on the committee.“The arms sales you’re talking about are controversial. There is significant opposition in Congress. And rather than confront that, you go around it,” said Representative Brad Sherman, a Democrat. read more

UN bans two vendors following internal investigation

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Responding to press questions, Michele Montas said the decision was made following consideration on Wednesday of several cases related to the conclusions reached through internal investigations by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Procurement Task Force into the relationships between several vendors and a former UN official indicted by the US Southern District Attorney’s Office.Ms. Montas said that in light of the conclusions reached by the Procurement Task Force, the UN has decided to remove Cogim, S.p.A. and Avicos Insurance Company from the Vendor Database. She added that the UN has also prohibited the two companies from doing business with it as a result of inappropriate relationships between them and the indicted former UN official.Ms. Montas also said that based on a related investigation by the Procurement Task Force, the UN has decided to suspend the registered vendors Corimec Italiana S.p.A and Volga Dnepr Airlines and its subsidiary, Volga-Dnepr (Ireland) Ltd. from the Vendor Database in light of alleged inappropriate relationships between them and a former UN official.In September 2005, Vladimir Kuznetsov, the chairman of the UN’s Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), was arrested by US officials. The Secretary-General waived his immunity and the UN cooperated with the US in connection with its inquiry.That case stemmed from another investigation by OIOS into then-UN Procurement Officer Alexander Yakovlev, who was accused of soliciting kickbacks by the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC), which probed mismanagement in the UN’s Iraq Oil-for-Food programme. 16 March 2007Two vendors registered to sell goods to the United Nations – Cogim, S.p.A. and Avicos Insurance Company – have been removed from the Organization’s roster following an internal investigation, a spokesperson for the world body said today. read more

Seat allocation controversy has boosted Ryanairs annual revenue by at least £15m

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first_imgThe ongoing furore over Ryanair’s seat allocation policy has coincided with millions more of the airline’s passengers paying up to £22 per return flight to reserve where they sit.The carrier has faced a barrage of criticism in recent weeks with travellers lining up to complain that they had been split up from their friends and family after refusing to pay the fee – despite cabin layouts on the airline’s website often showing rafts of unclaimed seats together. He said reserved seating was introduced in response to customer demand for passengers wishing to avoid the “free for all” for seats during boarding, and that the reasons many random allocated seats were in the middle of a row was because those who pay to select generally choose window or aisle seats.“I’ve flown in randomly allocated seats and had both window and aisle seats,” he said.The airline, which launched its Always Getting Better campaign in 2013 to refresh its image, is the largest carrier in Europe, by passenger numbers, and regularly reaffirms its commitment to ensuring high load factors drive fares down. Jacobs said fares are set to fall 7 per cent by March.This week Ryanair announced a drastic change to its carry-on luggage policy. From November, anyone who does not pay £10 per return flight for priority boarding now faces having their hand luggge placed in the hold. Passengers have also accused the airline of “punishing” those who do not pay for seat reservation by placing them in a middle seat. One story to emerge told how a party of 23 found themselves sat in a line across 23 rows. But Ryanair has repeatedly denied that its seating policy, or any computer algorithm that assigns seats, has changed, and reasons that the majority of reservations are for windows or aisles, leaving only middle seats free.But, while social media is awash will negative sentiment towards the airline, it would appear that the controversy has had a positive impact on Ryanair’s revenue. The fee to reserve a seat costs from £4 per return flight, up to £22 per return flight for extra leg room – and more customers than ever are paying it.Kenny Jacobs, the airline’s chief marketing officer, revealed to Telegraph Travel that since the start of the year, the percentage of Ryanair customers paying for seat reservations has risen from 40 per cent to half. Up to July this year, the airline has carried 73,870,000 people, so that equates to 7.4 million more passengers paying the fee – raising Ryanair’s annual revenue by at least £15m. “It’s settled down down and it’s working well,” said Jacobs. “We’ve seen more [passengers paying for seat reservations] – about 10 per cent more – if I go back to the start of the year it was about 40 per cent and now it’s about half. Use regions/landmarks to skip ahead to chart and navigate between data series.How Ryanair (and Easyjet) has grownLong description.No description available.Structure.Chart type: line chart.The chart has 1 X axis displaying categories.The chart has 1 Y axis displaying Passengers (m).Chart graphic.How Ryanair (and Easyjet) has grownHow Ryanair (and Easyjet) has grown – Highcharts CloudPassengers (m)How Ryanair (and Easyjet) has grownRyanair passengers (m)Easyjet passengers (m)200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016255075100125HighchartsChart context menucenter_img @Ryanair why not together! For sure your ramdom allocation donit on purpose just for us to buy the seat! @easyJet we always seat together! pic.twitter.com/r9MqesO6NQ— Alexandre Gomes (@alegomessp) September 6, 2017 “As the story evolved people said it used to be 0 per cent and now suddenly everyone has to take a reserved seat, but it was 40 per cent already and now more and more customers choose to select particular seats, since we introduced reserved seating about three years ago.”Jacobs said he did not believe some of the negative media coverage – which included a BBC Panorama investigation – was “warranted”.“When I read some of the headlines, it was just silly season,” he said. “Has Ryanair gone back to being the bad boy of aviation? No, we haven’t.”last_img read more

Les applications Android bannies par Google récupérées par CyanogenMod

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first_imgLes applications Android bannies par Google, récupérées par CyanogenModSelon l’un des membres de l’équipe de Cyanogen, version parallèle d’Android, il sera possible de retrouver des applications exclues de l’Android Market de Google.CyanogenMod est la réplique de l’OS Android qui se veut plus rapide et optimisée que la version originale de Google et présente l’avantage d’être utilisable sur diverses plateformes comme un Touchpad HP. Selon la page Google + de Koushik Dutta, le membre de Cyanogen, l’idée est de créer un app store pour les applications radiées sans raison valable par Google. Cela pourrait être intéressant pour retrouver  des applications interdites, la faute notamment aux inombrables malwares circulant sur Android.Cependant, ressortir une chose qui a été interdite risque tout de même de ne pas plaire à tout le monde…Le 30 janvier 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Comment la structure des poissons a donné naissance aux hanches des quadrupèdes

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first_imgComment la structure des poissons a donné naissance aux hanches des quadrupèdesPubliant ses travaux dans la revue Evolution and Development, une équipe australo-suédoise a mis en évidence, dans la structure osseuse de certains poissons, des éléments clés ayant pu conduire, en peu d’étapes évolutives, aux prémices des hanches des tétrapodes.  Les tétrapodes (les animaux quadrupèdes) sont apparus voici environ 395 millions d’années et ont pu faire leurs premiers pas sur terre grâce à des hanches fortes connectées à la colonne vertébrale par un os iliaque. Des caractéristiques qui n’étaient pas présentes chez leurs ancêtres poissons… Mais celles-ci auraient pu apparaître plus ‘facilement’ qu’on ne le pensait jusqu’à présent.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est du moins ce que suggère une étude réalisée par le Dr Catherine Boisvert, de l’Institut australien de médecine régénérative de l’Université Monash, le Pr Jean Joss de l’Université Macquarie (Australie) et le Pr Per Ahlberg de l’Université d’Uppsala (Suède). Pour en arriver là, ces chercheurs ont comparé le développement de la hanche – os et muscles – du dipneuste d’Australie (Neoceratodus forsteri), un poisson doté d’un poumon primitif, et de l’Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), un amphibien doté d’une queue. “Beaucoup de muscles considérés comme ‘nouveaux’ chez les tétrapodes ont évolué à partir de muscles existant déjà chez le dipneuste. Nous avons également trouvé les indices d’une voie nouvelle et plus simple par laquelle les structures squelettiques auraient [également] évolué”, a observé le Dr Boisvert. Les scientifiques ont constaté que les ischions (partie de l’os iliaque) auraient évolué par l’extension du pubis, déjà existant.Le raccordement à la colonne vertébrale aurait lui, évolué à partir d’un processus iliaque déjà présent chez le poisson. “La transition de l’océan à [l’environnement] terrestre a été un événement majeur dans l’évolution des animaux terrestres, y compris les humains, et [acquérir] une hanche modifiée a été une étape essentielle. Notre recherche montre que ce qui semblait au départ un grand changement de morphologie pourrait s’être fait avec relativement peu d’étapes de développement”, conclut ainsi le Dr Boisvert.Le 18 mai 2013 à 19:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Darijo Srna defends his reputation after doping ban

Darijo Srna defends his reputation after doping ban

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first_imgFormer Croatia Captain and Shakhtar Donetsk defender Darijo Srna received an extended ban from football after a positive drug test last year.Srna was suspended for 11 months but is eligible to play again from August 22, after his recent move to Italy with Cagliari.The 36 year old veteran has defended his character after the NADC stated recently that there was “no significant guilt or negligence on the part of the athlete”.He spoke in a presentation today in front of the media: ““The situation is simple, I’ve shown to the whole world that I’m not guilty,”“It was part of my life and it was difficult, but I’m a fighter and I’ve shown that by breaking records with Shakhtar and the Croatian national team.”“If I didn’t believe in myself I wouldn’t be sitting here now. I’ll be able to start playing from August 22, and during this period I’ve been training on my own, even in the Ukrainian off-season.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’ve had a personal trainer and an athletic trainer for nine years, and I’m ready to get started.”Srna has joined Cagliari on a one year deal with an option to extend his stay for a further year and he will be hoping to help the side regain their status in the top flight.He appeared in 134 matches for Croatia during his international career and scored an impressive 22 goals despite playing in defence.last_img read more

Police Commissioner offended by Premiers remarks

Police Commissioner offended by Premiers remarks

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 21, 2016 – The Police Commissioner is taking exception to the strong words from Premier Rufus Ewing uttered last week; not only laying out the things which have been accomplished under his watch but clarifying that he and his officers are working hard to crack down on crime.  Commissioner James Smith, in commenting following a press conference by the premier last week and in the aftermath of a riotous outburst where some of his men were assaulted by Dominicans after a peace rally turned confrontational, the Commissioner disagrees with some statements and clarifies others including why it is taking so long, it seems to get CCTV.“I operate within the budget limit set by Government and seek to get the best value for Turks and Caicos. It is for that reason that I recommended to Government that we should continue to work with partners to install CCTV in the country and utilize our limited resources to purchase other much need equipment and support.” – Commissioner James SmithThe Premier was adamant with a message that went like this… if you need something Commissioner, tell me and we will get it.  But the Commissioner explains that it takes more than money, it takes the right laws, the proper systems to protect and training for understanding… these seem to have been lacking in the Premier’s plan.  Magnetic  Media asked the Premier during that media conference what his government plans to invest financially on CCTV, he did not have that figure as yet and could not say.Commissioner Smith said not only is expertise being brought in due to his efforts to get to the bottom of so many unsolved cases, he shared in the media release issued late today that he saw to it that the National Security Council was set up and that there needs to be laws so that police can take DNA samples and set up biometrics.  This is the same biometrics which Blue Hills Member, Goldray Ewing called for publically and in the House of Assembly, even getting a motion passed since 2014.The Premier, last Thursday admitted that the laws are still in limbo and there is no announcement about biometrics being done on a wide scale.  The PDMs shadow Cabinet minister responsible as the watchman on crime told Magnetic Media that biometrics is being done department by department – that it is haphazard and impossible for Police and Immigration for example to share information easily.The Commissioner gave lots of attention to antiquated laws that undermine their investigations, he said we need the  “capabilities to solve crime and identify perpetrators, updated criminal evidence legislation, a change to the way we manage our roads, vehicles and driving licenses, along with a number of other legislative improvements that I have already discussed with government, should combine to significantly improve safety and security.”  All of this, according to Premier Rufus Ewing is in the works.  Read the Commissioner’s complete statement at MagneticMediaTV.com. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Googles problems in China are bigger than Huawei

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first_img Share your voice Google says China is important to explore — even if… 20 Mentioned Above Huawei MateBook X Pro The ban highlights Google’s unusual position. Unlike other tech companies, such as iPhone maker Apple, Google’s biggest product isn’t available in China. Losing its relationship with Huawei will only make it more difficult for the search giant to eventually enter the lucrative market. “They are walking more of a political tightrope than the other players are,” said Bob O’Donnell, president of Technalysis Research. “Google’s biggest money maker — search — isn’t there.”Google declined to comment.Read: Samsung has the most to gain from Google putting Huawei on iceThe search giant, of course, isn’t the only tech company blocked in China. Facebook’s service is blocked in China though it has advertisers in the country. Twitter can’t be accessed in China. (You can check whether a website is available in China with the Blocked in China tool.)Still, few tech companies are as obviously eager to be part of the market as Google, said O’Donnell. Dragonfly, the censored search product, would reportedly blacklist search terms disapproved of by the Chinese government, such as “student protest” and “Nobel Prize.” It also may have tied searches to people’s phone numbers. Human rights advocates protested when news of Dragonfly broke last year. Google called work on the project “exploratory” and said it had “no plans” to launch a search service in China. When Google CEO Sundar Pichai was dragged in front of Congress last December, Dragonfly was a key topic in the grilling. Google has also been criticized for its artificial intelligence lab in Beijing, which opened in 2017. In March, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the search giant’s work in the country is “indirectly benefiting the Chinese military.” Pichai ended up meeting with both Dunford and President Donald Trump that month to discuss Google’s relationship with China.Now the search giant’s relationship with Huawei is another source of friction in its overall relations with China. None of those sources of tension is likely to ease anytime soon.”Google,” says Technalysis’ O’Donnell, “is in a particularly tough spot.” See it Huawei MateBook X Pro CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Google has long had a complicated relationship with China. Getty Google’s troubles in China now include Huawei.For years, the tech giant has been dogged by its relationship with the world’s biggest country. In 2010, Google pulled out of the search market in China after co-founder Sergey Brin cited the government’s “totalitarian” policies, including censorship of the web. Since then, Google has tried to tiptoe back into the huge and appealing market, only to draw the ire of lawmakers and human rights advocates. Dragonfly, a censored search product for China, and an AI lab in Beijing have been particularly controversial.Now Google has to deal with another issue in the country. On May 15, the Trump administration upended the tech world by effectively banning Huawei from doing business with US companies. A host of tech giants — Qualcomm, Broadcom and Intel — reacted quickly, reportedly cutting off business with the world’s second-largest smartphone maker. Microsoft removed Huawei’s MateBook X Pro laptop from its online store, an apparent reaction to the ban.Google, too, reacted swiftly, saying that it would stop providing Huawei with technical support and that upcoming versions of Huawei’s phones outside China would no longer get access to Google’s Play Store app marketplace and its marquee slate of services, including YouTube and Gmail. The move was temporarily reversed on Tuesday after the US said it would issue a 90-day license for US mobile companies to figure out long-term solutions. $1,720center_img Comments News • What the Huawei Matebook X Pro tells us about Nvidia MX250 graphics Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Review • The MateBook X Pro squeezes some big features into its little package Tags 3:01 Google Huawei Alphabet Inc.last_img read more

KCR embarks On One day visit To Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift

KCR embarks On One day visit To Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift

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first_imgTelangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday taken up one day visit to Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation project site where he will hold review the progress and also the land acquisition at the project sites.KCR, accompanied by State Excise and Prohibition minister V Srinivas Good reached Karvena project first by chopper. He will also visit Karvena, Vattem and Narlapur lifts and return Hyderabad by evening. The lift irrigation scheme envisaged creating irrigation potential in upland areas of Nagarkurnool, Mahabubnagar, Viakarabad, ranga Redy and Nalgonda districts for an ayacut (area under irrigation) of about 10 lakh acres. The project will also fetch drinking water needs in the old Ranga Reddy district.last_img

Israel bars US Muslim congresswomens visit

Israel bars US Muslim congresswomens visit

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first_imgThis combination of pictures created on 15 August, 2019 shows Democrat US Representatives Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (L) and Rashida Tlaib during a press conference, to address remarks made by US president Donald Trump earlier in the day, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on 15 July, 2019. Photo: AFPIsrael said Thursday it will bar a planned visit by two US congresswomen who have supported a boycott of the country over its treatment of the Palestinians, a decision strongly encouraged by US president Donald Trump.Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the highly unusual move against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib necessary, charging that their “sole purpose is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it”.But Democratic politicians in the United States called on Israel to reconsider, while senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi labelled it “an outrageous act of hostility against the American people and their representatives”.Omar and Tlaib, who is of Palestinian origin, were expected to arrive in Israel at the weekend for a visit that would have taken them to the Palestinian territories.Israeli officials said they would consider a separate humanitarian request from Tlaib to visit family members in the occupied West Bank, a trip for which she would have to pass through Israel.Israel announced its decision shortly after Trump called on the country to bar the Democratic congresswomen who are among his sharpest critics.”It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit,” Trump wrote on Twitter.He continued with typical bombast: “They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!”Tlaib is from Michigan and Omar from Minnesota.- ‘The squad’ -Netanyahu alleged their itinerary showed they intended to strengthen the boycott movement against Israel.”As a vibrant and free democracy, Israel is open to any critic and criticism, with one exception,” Netanyahu said in a statement.”Israel’s law prohibits the entry of people who call and act to boycott Israel, as is the case with other democracies that prevent the entry of people whom they see as harming the country.”In 2017, Israel passed a law banning entry to foreigners who support boycotting the country.The law was passed in response to a movement to boycott Israel as a means to pressure the country over its treatment of the Palestinians.Israel sees the movement as a strategic threat and accuses it of anti-Semitism — a claim activists deny, saying they only want to see the occupation end.Prominent Arab Israeli parliament member Ayman Odeh called the ban of the congresswomen “another desperate attempt to hide the reality to the world”.Both Omar and Tlaib have been critical of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and treatment of Palestinians.The Democrats have also faced accusations of anti-Semitism, which they firmly deny.The Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, had previously signalled the two congresswomen would be allowed to visit out of respect for Washington, Israel’s most important ally.But the two are also outspoken political opponents and critics of Trump, who has a close relationship with Netanyahu.Known as “the squad,” the congresswomen — along with two other progressive congressional allies, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley — have been in Trump’s crosshairs.He has taken aim at the four in a series of xenophobic comments, telling them to “go back” where they came from and accusing them of having “love” for America’s “enemies like Al-Qaeda”, among other remarks.Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old of Puerto Rican ancestry, is the youngest member of the House of Representatives, while Pressley is the first African American elected to Congress from Massachusetts.Tlaib and Omar, who fled war-torn Somalia as a child and arrived in the United States as a refugee, are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.Tlaib is also the first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress.- ‘Unprecedented’ -The two congresswomen had not reacted to the decision, but Pressley called it “bigoted, short sighted and cruel”.Prominent Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren tweeted “this would be a shameful, unprecedented move”.Members of Congress are regular visitors to Israel and the Palestinian territories and blocking them is highly unusual.It comes at a time when Jewish groups in the United States have expressed concern over whether bipartisan support for Israel in Washington is eroding.Democratic candidates for president in the United States have openly criticised Netanyahu, who is seeking re-election in Israel on September 17 after polls earlier this year failed to yield a coalition.Influential US pro-Israel lobby AIPAC said it disagreed with the congresswomen’s views, but opposed the decision to bar them.last_img read more

UPDATE House GOP Postpones Key Immigration Vote

UPDATE House GOP Postpones Key Immigration Vote

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first_imgThe Republican-run House has rejected a conservative immigration bill that offered no path to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants. It also would have made it harder for immigrant citizens to bring relatives to the U.S. and taken steps to crack down on illegal immigration.The measure’s defeat was long expected. Many GOP moderates considered it too harsh and Democrats were solidly against it.Thursday’s vote gave hard-right Republicans, who largely come from deep-red districts, a chance to broadcast to voters the tough steps they would take on the issue. The measure was defeated 231-193.The House next plans to debate a GOP-measure crafted by Republican leaders as a compromise between party moderates and conservatives.That bill also seems likely to be defeated because some conservatives consider it too lenient.___ President Donald Trump said he’s “officially” inviting Democratic leaders to the White House to discuss immigration legislation.Speaking ahead of a Cabinet meeting, Trump said he was making the open invitation through the press.Trump said: “We should be able to do a bill. I’d invite them to come to the White House any time they want. This afternoon would be good. After the Cabinet meeting would be good.”Trump is blaming Democrats for obstructing immigration legislation, saying, “We need two to tango.” A Republican-led effort in the House to address legal status for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally and to fund Trump’s border wall is teetering on the edge of collapse.Trump said: “I just told you I’ll invite Sen. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. They can come over. They can bring whoever they want.”It wasn’t immediately clear whether Democrats had been formally invited or if they were planning to accept.___President Donald Trump is defending his Wednesday executive order to end new family separations at the border, but said Congress needs to act to permanently fix the problem.Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said “I signed a very good executive order.”But he said the “only real solution” is for Congress to close loopholes in the immigration system, saying “If we don’t close these loopholes there is no amount of money or personnel in the world.”As congressional Republicans look to pass sweeping immigration bills Thursday, Trump said Democrats are obstructionists and is accusing them of not caring about the children separated from their parents.This spring, the Trump administration put in a place a zero-tolerance policy on illegal border crossings, resulting in children separated from families at the border.___AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSpeaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters before a House showdown on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was “pleased” President Donald Trump ordered an end to separating children from parents at the U.S. border.“I was pleased the president took action yesterday to ensure families can remain together while we enforce our immigration laws,” the Wisconsin Republican said at his weekly press conference. “We do not want children taken away from their parents.”But Ryan stopped short of predicting the House will pass legislation Thursday aimed at resolving broader immigration issues ahead of the November elections.Trump tweeted earlier that any such legislation is all but doomed in the narrowly-divided Senate.We do not want children taken away from their parents. Yesterday’s action by @POTUS will ensure families can remain together while we enforce our immigration laws. In a few short hours, the House will take further action on legislation to address our broken immigration system. pic.twitter.com/5y5NTXKtJA— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 21, 2018____There’s an embarrassing, $100 billion oops in a House immigration bill.The Republican-written measure was supposed to give initial approval for $24.8 billion spread over the next five years for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico and other security measures.Instead, the legislation says it would provide $24.8 billion “for each” of the next five years.Republicans call it a drafting mistake.The text will be corrected in a procedural vote the House expects to take Thursday.The error is in a bill that offers no pathway to citizenship for many young migrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children and has stringent restrictions on legal immigration. The measure seems certain to be defeated.The House also plans to vote on a more moderate GOP immigration bill.___House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is deriding the Republican immigration legislation coming up for a vote as a “compromise with the devil.”Pelosi said the legislation makes House Republicans “complicit” in President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents at the border.She spoke as the House raced toward votes on two broad immigration bills that would, among other things, allow immigrant families detained after crossing the border to be held together. Trump suggested Thursday that any measure the chamber passes would be doomed in the Senate anyway. One bill is aimed at appealing to GOP moderates, while the other is harder-line legislation favored by conservatives.Pelosi said the bill aimed at moderates “may be a compromise with the devil, but it’s not a compromise with Democrats.”___A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children.Efren Olivares is a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project. Speaking outside of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, he said the 17 immigrants were supposed to have been sentenced Thursday morning for improperly entering the U.S.Olivares said the 17 will likely be placed in immigration detention, though he didn’t know whether they would be reunited immediately with their children or released altogether. Asked if they had any reaction to the charges against them being dropped, he said, “They’re asking about their children, frankly.”The Texas Civil Rights Project is interviewing adults to track them and their children through separate government systems.The dropping of the charges comes a day after President Donald Trump reversed a policy of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents upon entering the U.S. without permission.___The Pentagon says it is providing 21 lawyers to the Justice Department to help prosecute illegal immigration cases on the U.S.-Mexico border.A spokesman, Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, said Thursday that the lawyers have criminal trial experience and will be appointed as full-time special assistant United States attorneys. He said the attorneys will help prosecute border immigration cases with a focus on misdemeanor improper entry and felony illegal entry cases.Davis said the temporary assignments are to last for 179 days.Davis said the Justice Department made the request in May, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis approved it earlier this month.___House and Senate Democrats are demanding that President Donald Trump reunify the families that were separated at the U.S. border.Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi in the House sent a letter Thursday to the White House urging the president to do everything necessary to reunite more than 2,300 children with their families.Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order that allowed families to stay together, but the Democrats say that the Health and Human Services Department didn’t take immediate steps to reunify the families.Earlier Thursday, Trump took aim at the Democrats saying New York’s Schumer and California’s Pelosi are both weak on crime and border security.The House is set to vote Thursday on two immigration bills. House Republican leaders are still trying to build support for one negotiated among conservative and moderate factions of the GOP.___President Donald Trump is fueling uncertainty about an already shaky House GOP immigration overhaul, questioning “the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need nine votes by Democrats in the Senate.”Trump tweeted Thursday that “the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms).” He adds: “Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!”Trump’s tweet comes as the House plans to vote on two immigration bills. House Republican leaders are still trying to build support for one negotiated among conservative and moderate factions of the GOP.The president has said previously that he wants to change the Senate’s rules to eliminate the filibuster, and allow passage of all bills on a simple-majority vote.____President Donald Trump says the U.S.-Mexico border is a “big mess,” and that at some point the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate “will be forced to do a real deal” on immigration.Trump’s tweet Thursday comes as the House plans to vote on two immigration bills. House Republican leaders are still trying to build support for one negotiated among conservative and moderate factions of the GOP, although the measure is unlikely to pick up much, if any, Democratic support.Trump had embraced a hardline “zero-tolerance policy” at the border, only to back down after reports that the approach resulted in 2,300 children detained separately from their families.Tweeting on Thursday, Trump said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi are both weak on crime and border security.He wrote: “At some point Schumer and Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem. Schumer used to want Border security – now he’ll take Crime!”___House Republicans are trying to approve an immigration overhaul that teetered ahead of voting Thursday.Lawmakers are struggling to move past a debate that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border.President Donald Trump’s sudden executive action Wednesday on the border crisis stemmed some of the urgency for Congress to act. But House GOP leaders still were pulling out the stops to bring reluctant Republicans on board to resolve broader immigration issues ahead of the November midterm elections.Passage was always a long shot. But now failure may come at a steeper price as Republicans — and Trump — raise expectations that the party in control of Congress and the White House can fix the nation’s long-standing immigration problems. Share Photo via PBS NewsHourPresident Donald Trump sits at this desk in the Oval Office with DHS Secretary Kristin Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence prior to signing an executive order on immigration policy at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2018.THE LATEST on the immigration controversy: House Republican leaders abruptly postponed voting on a compromise immigration measure amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates.Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office confirmed the decision. Voting that had been expected Thursday now would be held Friday instead. That’s according to aides who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.House Republicans have been struggling on rival immigration bills. A more conservative measure was rejected Thursday. The compromise was negotiated between GOP conservative and moderate factions.___last_img read more