10 months ago​Pellegrini wants top six finish for West Ham

first_img​Pellegrini wants top six finish for West Hamby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are hoping to make it five straight Premier League wins for the first time since 2006.”The most important thing is to be in the top six at the end of the season,” said boss Manuel Pellegrini.”There are still 21 games to go. We are in a good moment now so we must try to take it game by game and add points.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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It’s time to decide Hazard future – Sarri

first_imgMaurizio Sarri believes now is the time for Chelsea to decide on Eden Hazard’s future at the club amid continued speculation.Links with a move to Real Madrid for the Belgium international have persisted, with the winger recently refusing to be drawn on whether he would commit long term to Chelsea and extend a contract that expires at the end of next season.Hazard said he was “just focused on the pitch” after scoring twice in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Watford on Wednesday, the 27-year-old having now scored four goals in his last four games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Asked about whether Hazard will remain with the club in his pre-match media conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, Sarri said: “I don’t know but it’s time to decide.”I am the coach. I am not the president, I am not in charge of the market, I am the coach. I want to speak to him only about the position on the pitch.”I think we have to solve the problem.”19 – Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 19 goals in the Premier League this season (10 goals, nine assists); the most of any player in the competition. Leader. pic.twitter.com/Si7ZWPtv8T— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2018Hazard has flourished playing in the middle as a false nine, but, despite his excellent recent form, the ex-Lille man has insisted his preferred position is on the wing.Sarri faced continued questioning from reporters about the decision to move him into the middle, but sees no issue with using Hazard’s flexibility to play in both roles.”He is able to play as a winger. He is able to play in the centre of the pitch,” Sarri explained. “I am really very happy with him in this position because he is very able to score and to open spaces for the team-mates. He is able to come and play with the team-mates. I am happy with him in this position but he can still play as a winger, of course.”He is a great player. One of the most important in Chelsea’s history, I think, so I was really confident that he would be able to score more [from the middle].”I don’t know if he prefers to play as a winger or striker. But if he is able to play like he did in the last match in the centre, then for me it is not a problem to put him in the centre.”I cannot see a problem of Hazard in this role. He played four matches as a false number nine and he scored three goals and got three assists. So I am not able to see the problem.”One player Sarri will not have the services of for the trip to Palace on Sunday and likely the visit of Southampton and the FA Cup tie with Nottingham Forest is Pedro.Sarri said: “Pedro has an injured hamstring and I think that he will have to rest for about 10 days.”last_img read more

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4 Best Travel Gear Brands with Lifetime Warranties

first_img 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations The Briggs & Riley aesthetic is one of understated sophistication. Their exceptionally well-made luggage is deceptively simple. While you pay handsomely for this level of quality and engineering, every product is backed by their “simple as that” guarantee. It’s arguably the best warranty in the travel gear business. They promise to repair “all functional aspects of your Briggs & Riley bag for the life of your bag.” Even damage by the airlines will be repaired free of charge (just pay for one-way shipping).What We’re Stoked About for 2018Their 27” Medium Spinner carries up to a week’s worth of kit in a beautiful, lightweight, ultra-durable shell that would be right at home on the International Space Station. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App While most modern travel brands have opted to go all-in with nylon, polypropylene, and other unpronounceable synthetic materials, Saddleback Leather Co’s catalog is almost exclusively (wait for it …) leather-centric. Just about every piece is sexy as hell in a classic “John Muir was here” sort of way. But, the kicker is that they stand behind their all-natural products with a 100-Year Warranty. The guarantee covers all defects in craftsmanship and the brand promises to make good on fixing just about anything that wears out prematurely.What We’re Stoked About for 2018Their Leather Front Pocket Backpack is the sort of pack your great-grandpappy would’ve used to conquer the PCT.Briggs & Riley There’s a reason cheap gear is often so, well, cheap. At The Manual, we believe in paying a little more once for a well-built product, rather than saving a few bucks at a time only to have to replace your gear every few years. With that in mind, here are four of our favorite travel brands with near-bulletproof lifetime warranties. Buy one backpack, hat, or pair of pants from these trusted manufacturers, and it’s likely to be the last one you’ll ever pay for.Eagle CreekWe’ve been huge fans of Eagle Creek’s entire line of travel products — especially their hybrid rolling backpacks and clever packing organizers — for years now. Everything in their catalog is durable and well-made, meaning it’s all destined to outlast you. But, if something does break, they offer one of the industry’s best warranties. Appropriately dubbed the “No Matter What Warranty,” it’s exactly what it sounds like. If, during the lifetime of your gear, any part should fail due to a manufacturer’s defect, they’ll replace or repair it. Period.What We’re Stoked About for 2018Eagle Creek’s Gear Warrior Wheeled Luggage is compact enough to be reasonably portable but large enough to fit just about any bit of gear you’ll need for a week-long vacation somewhere far, far away.PatagoniaPatagonia has been synonymous with the great outdoors and adventure travel for more than half a century. They’ve made no bones about the fact that their apparel and outerwear costs more because it’s superior to anything else on the market. They want you to buy it once and own it for life. Their Ironclad Guarantee is a testament to that promise. If something of theirs doesn’t live up to your expectations — whether technically defective or not — just return it. What We’re Stoked About for 2018Patagonia’s new Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody is an ultra-durable, flyweight rain shell that’s versatile and warm in all but the most frigid conditions.Saddleback Leather Co. The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity 8 Best Rums for Piña Coladas last_img read more

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Troy Adds Import Service from Malaysia to New York City

first_imgzoom American-owned non-vessel-operating common carrier Troy Container Line is launching a new direct LCL import service from Malaysia to New York City. The company will now offer an enhanced import logistical solution from Port Kelang to the northeast in addition to pick-ups throughout Malaysia. “Our knowledge and expertise of the importing process provides unrivaled services throughout East Asian trade lanes, giving clients access to door pick-ups throughout the region as well as inland point intermodal (IPI) services to more than 80 destinations throughout the U.S.A,”says Chris Hellow, COO of Import at Troy Container Line.The move comes within Troy Container Line’s objective of expanding services throughout the Asian trade lanes.Troy Container Line, which is about to celebrate 31 years of work, said it anticipates continued demand as a full service logistical provider to and from Malaysia.last_img read more

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Funding for Hospital Capital Equipment

first_img “We will continue to work with the district health authorities and IWK to address capital priorities as they come forward,” said Ms. MacDonald. The province is spending $7 million on capital equipment requests to ensure hospitals are well equipped to provide the best care. “I want to ensure Nova Scotia hospitals are well equipped to offer the best care as part of our Better Care Sooner plan,” said Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald. “We will continue to replace essential equipment when needed as part of our commitment to reduce health care wait times.” The $7-million in funding includes: $3.2 million to Capital Health to replace two cardiac catheterization suites at the Halifax Infirmary. These units are used for diagnosing and repairing heart problems $1.8 million to Capital Health to replace operating room lights at the Victoria General and Halifax Infirmary $1.96 million to Annapolis Valley Health to replace 216 patient beds which are at the end of their life cycle. The new beds will be used at the Valley Regional, Soldier’s Memorial and the Annapolis Community hospitals. last_img read more

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I dont feel stereotyped Raghav Juyal

first_imgNew Delhi: Dancer-actor-host Raghav Juyal is popular for his dance moves in slow-motion style. He also has a natural comic skill that has fetched him shows and films, but he doesn’t feel stereotyped. He has shown his talents in shows and films such as “Dance Plus”, “Rising Star”, “ABCD 2” and “Nawabzaade”. His forthcoming project, “Bahut Hua Sammaan”, is also a comedy film. Asked about being slotted in one category, Raghav told IANS: “I don’t feel stereotyped. On TV, it’s more of physical comedy. This film has situations which are funny.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Also, in dance shows he says he doesn’t play someone else unlike his roles in films. “I am just enjoying myself as Raghav. I have a sense of comic timing and humour which work on stage as an anchor, but acting is different,” said the artiste, who has been mentored by actor and acting coach Saurabh Sachdeva. As for acting, “you are playing someone else. You have to live truthfully according to the character in imaginary circumstances”. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaHe is ready to explore more as an actor. “This film (‘Bahut Hua Sammaan’) is one of my favourite projects. It’s like a dream to play and act with Sanjay sir (Sanjay Mishra) and Ram Kapoor sir. This film is totally content driven,” said the young actor about the Ashish Shukla directorial. “People will see me as a serious actor as I am working very hard on my craft,” he added. He has immense respect for Sanjay and they “chill” too. “I call him guruji and we laugh and chill during shoot. I’m learning so much from him and it’s like a dream to work with him,” said Raghav.last_img read more

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New Rankin Film Puts Spotlight On Refugee And Migrant Children

first_imgRenowned photographer and director Rankin has joined forces with UNICEF to create a 60-second film highlighting the plight of children uprooted by war, poverty and disaster, especially those separated from their families as they become refugees.Video: The labels we put on refugee & migrant children matter | UNICEFThe thought-provoking video urges people to see past the refugee and migrant labels and value each child as a child, first and foremost, no matter where they’re from.The film, set to Bastille’s poignant track ‘Four Walls’, depicts refugee and migrant children watching footage of children in danger around the world. Many of the children who are featured in the film are themselves refugees who have fled the horrors of war and are now trying to rebuild their lives. The film aims to challenge refugee stereotypes and prejudices by giving children a platform to express that they have the same hopes, fears and dreams as any other child.“I love filming with kids – they are so expressive, they don’t hold anything back,” said Rankin. “I’m a dad, I can relate to kids, but every now and then, while we were shooting this, it would hit me what some of these kids had been through.“Three Syrian children who were supposed to be in the film couldn’t come. The day before the shoot, their father found out that his brother had been killed in a bomb attack in Aleppo. These children still have close relatives in Syria who are in danger. They told me they miss their families and worry about them every day.“We shouldn’t label these kids and judge them when what they really need is love, safety and warmth. ‘Refugee’, what does that even mean to a child? A child is a child. And that is all that matters.”Around the world, nearly 50 million children are living outside their country of birth or are displaced within their own country, at least 28 million of them driven from their homes by war and conflict.The number of refugee and migrant children moving alone has reached a record high, increasing nearly five-fold since 2010. At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in 2015-2016, up from 66,000 in 2010-2011.last_img read more

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Sonia Bonspille Boileau wins award for women directors

first_imgEve Ringuette in Le Dep, the first feature film by Sonia Bonspille Boileau, winner of the WIDC Feature Film Award. (COURTESY OF IMAGINENATIVE) Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Her first feature was Le Dep in 2015, about a young Innu woman held at gunpoint in her father’s convenience store and the trauma that results. It screened at Toronto’s imagineNATIVE festival.READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Sonia Bonspille Boileau, a Mohawk filmmaker from Quebec, has won the Women in the Director’s Chair national WIDC Feature Film Award.The prize includes cash and in-kind services valued at nearly $200,000 to help female directors get their feature films made.Bonspille Boileau will use the award to complete Rustic Oracle, a drama about an 8-year-old Mohawk girl searching with her mother for her missing teenage sister, the WIDC said in a news release. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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EDreams Casablancas Mohammed V Airport Worst in the World

Rabat – Travel website e-Dreams has again disparaged Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport, listing it at the top of its “ 5 worst airports in the world.”The travel website gave the airport a score of 3.19 stars out of 5.Second worst on the list was Rome’s Ciampino International Airport, followed by Berlin Tegel Airport, Berlin Schoenefeld Airport, and London Luton Airport. E-Dreams remarked on the two Berlin airports low score that “this may well be because they haven’t been upgraded in some time: both airports are due to be replaced by the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport which has been repeatedly postponed.” The travel website also listed Casablanca as the worst airport in the world in 2018. In response, Morocco’s National Office of Airports (ONDA) said that the online agency “operates through a system of online booking of flight tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars. Its conclusions are therefore based on the personal opinions and comments written by its users.”Read Also: Mohammed V Airport’s New Terminal 1 to Open in JulyThe website used over 50,000 reviews from 2018 to make this year’s conclusions.According to e-Dreams, the list has “changed a lot since 2017: only three of last year’s top 10 made the cut.”In March 2018, the Airport Service Quality awards ranked Casablanca as the best airport in Africa with over 2 million passengers per year.E-Dreams’s survey gave Singapore Changi Airport the highest ranking with a score of 4.47.Zurich Airport came second with 4.18, followed by Istanbul Ataturk Airport with 4.16, Copenhagen Airport, Munich Airport, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt Airport, Madrid Barajas, Rome Fiumicino Airport, and London Heathrow Airport. read more

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AI sees shortcomings in action plan

In July 2012, the Sri Lankan government responded with a National Plan of Action (the Plan) which commits to limited implementation of 92 of the LLRC’s 285 recommendations. Sri Lanka’s failure to account for serious violations of human rights has created a climate of impunity where arbitrary detentions, torture and other ill- treatment, enforced disappearances, and custodial killings continue unchecked, Amnesty International (AI) said in a written statement on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council.AI says more than three years after the armed conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended, these violations continue to be reported. The London based human rights group says resolution 19/2 adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 22 March 2012, was an important development in calling on Sri Lanka to account for serious violations of human rights. “The Plan does not adequately address the need for accountability for serious violations of human rights, and it postpones critical reforms needed for reconciliation by referring them to a Parliamentary Select Committee on constitutional reform that does not yet exist,” Amnesty International said.AI says UN member states must insist on evidence of concrete changes – not just plans and promises. “They must reemphasize the need for impartiality in all investigations of alleged crimes under international law. Without international pressure it is almost certain that the Government of Sri Lanka will not seriously investigate or prosecute such crimes,” Amnesty International said. read more

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Senate passes historic immigration bill by a big margin outcome in House

Senate passes historic immigration bill by a big margin; outcome in House is highly uncertain AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Espo And Erica Werner, The Associated Press Posted Jun 27, 2013 4:09 am MDT WASHINGTON – With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous border with Mexico.The bipartisan vote was 68-32 on a measure that sits atop President Barack Obama’s second-term domestic agenda. Even so, the bill’s prospects are highly uncertain in the Republican-controlled House, where conservatives generally oppose citizenship for immigrants living in the country unlawfully.Spectators in galleries that overlook the Senate floor watched expectantly as senators voted one by one from their desks. Some onlookers erupted in chants of “Yes, we can” after Vice-President Joe Biden announced the bill’s passage.After three weeks of debate, there was no doubt about the outcome. Fourteen Republicans joined all 52 Democrats and two independents to support the bill.In a written statement, Obama coupled praise for the Senate’s action with a plea for resolve by supporters as the House works on the issue. “Now is the time when opponents will try their hardest to pull this bipartisan effort apart so they can stop commonsense reform from becoming a reality. We cannot let that happen,” said the president, who was travelling in Africa.In the final hours of debate, members of the so-called Gang of 8, the group that drafted the measure, frequently spoke in personal terms while extolling the bill’s virtues, rebutting its critics — and appealing to the House members who turn comes next.“Do the right thing for America and for your party,” said Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., who said his mother emigrated to the United States from Cuba. “Find common ground. Lean away from the extremes. Opt for reason and govern with us.”Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said those seeking legal status after living in the United States illegally must “pass a background check, make good on any tax liability and pay a fee and a fine.” There are other requirements before citizenship can be obtained, he noted.He, too, spoke from personal experience, recalling time he spent as a youth working alongside family members and “undocumented migrant labour, largely from Mexico, who worked harder than we did under conditions much more difficult than we endured.”Since then, he said, “I have harboured a feeling of admiration and respect for those who have come to risk life and limb and sacrifice so much to provide a better life for themselves and their families.”The bill’s opponents were unrelenting, if outnumbered.“We will admit dramatically more people than we ever have in our country’s history at a time when unemployment is high and the Congressional Budget Office has told us that average wages will go down for 12 years, that gross national product per capita will decline for 25-plus years, that unemployment will go up,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.“The amnesty will occur, but the enforcement is not going to occur, and the policies for future immigration are not serving the national interest.”In the Senate, at least, the developments marked an end to years of gridlock on immigration. The shift began taking shape quickly after the 2012 presidential election, when numerous Republican leaders concluded the party must show a more welcoming face to Hispanic voters who had given Obama more than 70 per cent of their support.Even so, division among Republicans was evident as potential 2016 presidential contenders split. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was one of the Gang of 8, while Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas were opposed to the bill.The legislation’s chief provisions includes numerous steps to prevent future illegal immigration — some added in a late compromise that swelled Republican support for the bill — and to check on the legal status of job applicants already living in the United States. At the same time, it offers a 13-year path to citizenship to as many as 11 million immigrants now living in the country unlawfully.Under the deal brokered last week by Republican Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee and the Gang of 8, the measure requires 20,000 new Border Patrol agents, the completion of 700 miles of fencing and deployment of an array of high-tech devices along the U.S.-Mexico border.Those living in the country illegally could gain legal status while the border security plan was being implemented, but would not be granted permanent resident green cards or citizenship.A plan requiring businesses to check on the legal status of prospective employees would be phased in over four years.Other provisions would expand the number of visas available for highly skilled workers relied upon by the technology industry. A separate program would be established for lower-skilled workers, and farm workers would be admitted under a temporary program. In addition, the system of legal immigration that has been in effect for decades would be changed, making family ties less of a factor and elevating the importance of education, job skills and relative youth.With the details of the Senate bill well-known, House Speaker John Boehner said at a news conference the separate legislation the House considers will have majority support among Republicans. He also said he hopes the bill will be bipartisan, and he encouraged a group of four Democrats and three Republicans trying to forge a compromise to continue their efforts.He offered no details on how a House bill could be both bipartisan and supported by more than half of his own rank and file, given that most of the bills that have moved through the House Judiciary Committee recently did so on party line votes over the protests of Democrats. None envisions legal status for immigrants now in the country illegally.Boehner declined to say if there were circumstances under which he could support a pathway to citizenship, but he made clear that securing the border was a priority.“People have to have confidence that the border is secure before anything else is really going to work. Otherwise, we repeat the mistakes of 1986,” he said, referring to the last time Congress overhauled the immigration system.Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, also said he favours a bipartisan approach. At the same time, she noted that Democratic principles for immigration include “secure our borders, protect our workers, unite families, a path to legalization and now citizenship for those” without legal status.While the outcome of the Senate vote was not in doubt, supporters scrambled to maximize the vote and fell short of 70, a level they had talked of reaching. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., spoke with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday night as he lobbied — successfully — for the vote of the state’s Republican Sen. Jeff Chiesa, whom the governor appointed to his seat.___Associated Press writer Donna Cassata contributed to this report. read more

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3 arrested for 42 kilos of cannabis

he Police say that three persons are likely to be charged tomorrow after they were found with 42 kilograms of cannabis at Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast, Region 2.According to reports, the persons were arrested in the Back Street of the village after police acted on information they received which resulted in a raid. The cannabis was found around 17:30hrs.A Venezuelan national is among the persons arrested. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese among four arrested attempting to smuggle 25 kilos of marijuana to BrazilFebruary 19, 2015In “Crime”Brazilian, six others arrested with 3kg cannabisDecember 3, 2017In “Crime”2 nabbed in Bartica with cannabisSeptember 16, 2018In “Crime” read more

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Bill Nye faints during speech at the University of Southern California

first_imgTelevision’s science and green energy guy, Bill Nye, recently gave a speech at the University of Southern California this past Tuesday when Nye fainted during the address in front of hundreds of onlookers.Strangely enough, ten seconds later, Nye got back up off the stage floor and continued his talk by casually asking the audience how long he had been out. What is even more curious is that Nye mentions during the rest of his speech that a similar thing happened to him earlier in the day. Although paramedics were called to the scene, it is not known if the 54 year-old Nye was treated. Also there is no word from Nye’s assistant as to the cause of the fainting spells.Let’s just hope Bill puts the breaks on his speaking engagements for a while until they figure out what is wrong. Although Bill gets an “A” for perseverance, I think fainting on stage is usually a big sign that you should go to a hospital.AdChoices广告Read more at The Monitor, via Geekologielast_img read more

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Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of antivenom

first_img 37 Comments Short URL Friday 24 Feb 2017, 5:06 PM The funnel web spider which bit 10-year-old Matthew Mitchell Source: FacebookA 10-YEAR-OLD Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world’s deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom according to local media.Matthew Mitchell was helping his dad clear out the back shed at their home north of Sydney when he was bitten on the finger by a funnel-web spider that had been lurking in his shoe.“It sort of clawed onto me and all the legs and everything crawled around my finger and I couldn’t get it off,” he told the Daily Telegraph.His family used his shirt as a compression bandage to try and slow the venom’s spread and rushed him to hospital.He experienced convulsions but survived after being given 12 vials of anti-venom, which local media said was an Australian record.The funnel-web spider is among the world’s deadliest. Its venom attacks the nervous system causing foaming at the mouth, muscle spasms and potentially death.https://www.facebook.com/AustralianReptilePark/posts/10154916916242976The spider was caught and taken to the Australian Reptile Park where it will be milked as part of their program to develop anti-venom.The 10-year-old was “as lucky as they get”, Australian Reptile Park general manager Tim Faulkner told the Telegraph.Australia is home to a startling number of the world’s deadliest creatures, including snakes, spiders, jellyfish and octopuses.The funnel web is particularly feared but no deaths have been recorded since anti-venom for its bite was first developed in the 1980s.© – AFP, 2017Read: “They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name”: Trump attacks mediaRead: ‘I don’t really care about the policies’ – McIlroy reveals interest in Trump’s rise http://jrnl.ie/3257490 35,251 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share83 Tweet Email1 Boy survives deadly spider bite after taking record 12 vials of anti-venom 10-year-old Matthew Mitchell was bitten on his finger by a deadly Funnel Web Spider that had been hiding in his shoe. Feb 24th 2017, 5:06 PM By AFPlast_img read more

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Microsoft Surface Studio Gets A Teardown By iFixit Somewhat Easy To Repair

first_imgStay on target iFixit Breaks Down What Killed Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charging MatApple’s Durable HomePod Makes Home Repairs Impossible The Microsoft Surface Studio is an impressive piece of technology, especially for anyone who’s ever wanted a desktop version of the tablet rather than having to hunker down like a vagabond and using it while walking around. iFixit took the machine to task and gave it a proper teardown, as iFixit is wont to do.Inside the package a good amount of powerful tech was found waiting, such as a 6th-Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU with 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB RAM, 1 TB and 2 TB hybrid storage options, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GPU (paired with 2 GB GDDR5) or GTX 980M (paired with 4 GB GDDR5).That’s enough to pique my interest, that’s for sure, and those are just some of the innards. The monitor is pretty fantastic, too: a 28-inch adjustable PixelSense Display with 4500 x 3000 resolution (192 DPI)—supporting sRGB, DCI-P3, and Vivid color profiles, plus 10-point multi-touch. It’s a powerful package, and its weight supports the idea, too: it’s a whopping 21 lbs.For the techies interested in what kind of connections there are, it rocks four USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack and power inlet, SD card slot and 3.5 mm audio jack, and Mini DisplayPort. On the inside, of course, which is probably what everyone’s the most interested in, is a strip of air vents and rubber feet. Once you pull those things off and work your way inside you can access exhaust fans, the machine’s hybrid storage, and on board memory.There’s an impressive heat sink with a powerful bit of cooling power, and a SATA hard drive connector within as well. It’s all pretty standard, except for the way you have to remove the RAM, CPU, and GPU. They’re soldered directly to the board, and you can’t upgrade them. Other components can be difficult to replace as well.It looks like the Microsoft Surface Studio does a good job overall of acting as a desktop replacement from the Surface line, but its overall repairability factor of 5 may make some buyers hesitant.last_img read more

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Game of the Year Jordan Minors Actual Games of the Year 2017

first_imgStay on target It’s time to put an end to 2017, a great year for video games and an awful year for nearly everything else. That also means it’s time for me to share my real, honest-to-goodness, non-ironic picks for Game of the Year. More than any other year in a long time, choosing what to keep on this list and what to cut was agonizing. So first I just wanted to give a shout out to what almost made it but didn’t.Although they weren’t one of my favorite ten games of the year, the following games are all totally worth checking out: Cuphead, For Honor, Splatoon 2, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Arms, Sonic Mania, The Evil Within 2, Tumbleseed, Tacoma, Pyre, Prey, Golf Story, Metroid: Samus Returns, Snake Pass, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokken Tournament DX, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Dream Daddy, Nier Automata. You can find coverage of all those and more here on Geek.com. And even if I don’t care for it, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds absolutely counts as a game worth considering for game, and phenomenon, of the year.With those condolences out of the way, here are in my correct opinion the best dang video games of the year of our lord 2017.10. Nintendo Switch PortsThis is a cheat but a worthwhile one. The Nintendo Switch is absolutely my favorite new video game hardware in a long time and has already gotten some fantastic original titles. But arguably the best way to appreciate the convenience of the console/handheld hybrid is to experience just how much ports of old games gain from the added portability. Rocket League, Doom, Skyrim, L.A. Noire, Stardew Valley, and more all became so much more exciting again because I could take them anywhere.9. Battle Chef BrigadeA video game that captures the tension and creativity of essentially being an Iron Chef is a lofty promise. But Battle Chef Brigade beautifully pulls it off with its carefully chosen selection of mechanics from match-three puzzling to sidescrolling action. It’s the best possible scenario for taking what sounds like a joke to its awesome logical conclusion.8. What Remains of Edith FinchAn ambitious example of the burgeoning exploratory “walking sim” genre from Giant Sparrow and film studio Annapurna, What Remains of Edith Finch artfully shows the potential of the short story anthology format for interactive environmental narrative-driven games. Each vignette presents its own new mechanics for its particular character, but everything feels coherent thanks to the mournful thematic throughline of processing death.7. Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusAs a sequel to one of the most inexplicably incredible video game reboots of all time, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was already poised for success. And that was before its story about violently taking back America from Nazi overlords accidentally became depressingly timely and inspirational. The gameplay may be better when you dumb down the difficulty, but this is some of the best and most mature writing we can expect from big video game blockbusters.6. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom BattleMario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle isn’t just great because it successfully combines two franchises that maybe aren’t on equal footing in terms of quality. It’s great because it’s an ingenious and intuitive strategy game that adds refreshingly dynamic and creative movement options to X-COM-style tactics. And it’s one of the most bright and beautiful depictions of either franchise you’ll ever see.5. Resident Evil 7Resident Evil isn’t always good. But when it is good, it’s really good. And Resident Evil 7 is really good. The game takes cues from the franchise’s past like adventure game elements, a spooky old house, a slow but invincible foe who always hunts you. But the shift in tone, setting, plot, and gameplay perspective (especially in VR) makes the frights feel fresh again. A healthy amount of creative DLC helped this January game haunt us all year.4. Injustice 2Yeah I still hate the gaudy-looking stat-changing loot box armor but beyond that Injustice 2 is the best case yet of what a AAA fighting game can be. The gorgeous, sprawling story mode teaches you the ins and out of many characters while telling a decent DC Comics tale (especially compared to the new movies). Various other offline and online modes keep you and friends of all skill levels entertained for hours and hours after that. The fighting system itself is the most refined one the Mortal Kombat masterminds at NetherRealm Studios have crafted yet. And despite some odd omissions, the roster is a delight for freaks like me who would love nothing more than to see Darkseid vs. Doctor Fate or Black Manta vs. Black Canary.3. DropMixI’m still just so grateful something like DropMix even exists. Whether they’re ironic juxtapositions or genuinely cool combos, mashups might be my favorite genre And DropMix lets anyone intuitively discover and make those mashups. Forget syncing up rhythms and keys with complex software. Just slap some cards together to hear how beautiful TLC sounds when paired with Disturbed. It’s the most expressive, creatively freeing interactive experience of the year.2. Super Mario OdysseySuper Mario Odyssey lets cartoon-ass Mario cavort with real human people in a sort of real New York City. Forget the perfect 3D platforming controls. Forget the gorgeous visuals. Forget the catchy songs. Forget the brilliant level design. Forget the absurd amount of carefully hidden and absolutely delightful secrets. And forget the limitless geyser of creativity that comes from being able to capture other objects to gain their powers. It’s New Donk City and New Donk City alone that makes Super Mario Odyssey the second best video game of 2017.1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildIn a fantastic first year for the new Nintendo Switch, launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild stands out as not only the best game on the system, not only the best game of the year, but a new contender for one of the best games of all time. The gorgeous, lovingly crafted open-world and systems explode the idea of a Zelda game is supposed to be giving players the chance to explore and create their own thrilling, surprising, and personal adventures.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 last_img read more

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Audience down for 825 finale of WWE Tough Enough

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Mae Young Classic participants debuting for ROH, ROH originals returning during UK tour Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Twitter Ben Roethlisberger Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?center_img WhatsApp Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) Action-Packed Trek Through The Blue Ridge Mountains Last night’s 8/25 season finale of WWE Tough Enough on the USA Network did 981,000 viewers. This number is down from last week’s show that did 998,000 viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 36.44%0:04Remaining Time -3:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 last_img read more

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Watch Ronaldo does bicyclekick again

first_imgPrior to Real Madrid’s encounter against local rivals Atletico Madrid on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo repeated his famous goal against Juventus last week in a training sessionThe Portuguese star proved that the famous goal in Turin was no fluke by replicating the stunning strike in a club training session, just days later.Ronaldo continued with his fine-scoring streak on Sunday by netting the opening goal in Real’s 1-1 draw against local rivals Atletico in the Madrid derby at the Santiago Bernabeu.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has now scored an incredible 24 goals in his past 13 matches for Real and appears to still be in red-hot form with the club having shared a clip of the star in action on Twitter.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.OTRA VEZ ? @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/NsiFmhcXN0— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) 7 April 2018Following their draw against Atletico, both Ronaldo and Real will now be returning their focus to the second leg of their quarter-final clash against Juventus in the Champions League with the title-holders holding a comfortable 3-0 aggregate lead over the Serie A leaders.last_img read more

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Fitbit Versa 2 Rumors Alexa and OLED On the Way

first_imgFitbit’s smartwatch sales are sliding, but the company reportedly has a new device waiting in the wings that could lure buyers away from Apple Watch.The Fitbit Versa 2 is reportedly launching soon. Noted leaker Evan Blass tweeted images earlier this month showing what appears to be the newest Fitbit smartwatch. The device sports a refined AMOLED display that more seamlessly blends in with the surrounding black bezels than previous Fitbits with LCD screens. The glass covering the display is expected to be curved 2.5D, as opposed to the flat square in the first-gen Versa. The effect is positively Apple Watch-esque.In late August, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certified the Versa 2 for Bluetooth 5.0. The certification didn’t reveal any other details about the watch, other than it tracks activity and wirelessly syncs to a smartphone.Evan Blass tweeted images that appear to show the Fitbit Versa 2.(Image credit: Evan Blass)RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. The Google Pixel 4’s Secret Weapon Just LeakedThe Google Pixel 4’s Secret Weapon Just LeakedMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpSamsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: A 6.8-inch Beast05:30OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0001:1501:15 But based on the leaked images, it doesn’t look like Fitbit is making the Versa 2 screen any smaller, or reducing the bezels surrounding it, so the watch will likely be the same size as its predecessor. However, it appears that Fitbit is also planning to ditch its logo, which is emblazoned on the original Versa’s chin bezel and makes the device’s screen look small. Like the Versa Lite, the Versa 2 appears to sport a single side button for streamlined navigation.Looks aside, Fitbit is also rumored to be adding Alexa integration to the Versa 2 (and presumably a microphone) to make the watch more useful — and more competitive with both the Apple Watch, which offers Siri integration for performing tasks, and Android smartwatches built on Google’s Wear OS platform that use Google Assistant.It’s unclear when Fitbit will announce the Versa 2, or how much it will cost. The first-gen, $199 Versa launched in March 2018, with the Versa Lite ($160) following this March. However, Fitbit doesn’t follow a standard product release schedule, so stay tuned for a release date and price.Best Smartwatches 2019Apple Watch 5 RumorsSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Rumorslast_img read more

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Can Help One Kind of Tumor Grow

first_img(Credit: NaughtyNut/Shutterstock)Health experts have been wary of high fructose corn syrup for years. The sweetener — common in soda and processed foods — has increasingly crept its way into our meals. At the same time, rates of obesity and diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure have increased. Now, a new study out in Science has given us another reason to worry about the sugary additive: it can boost tumor growth in mice.A Sugary DietResearchers from Baylor University and Cornell University developed a mouse model that mimics the early stages of colon cancer. To do this, the group deleted a gene called APC. “APC is a gatekeeper in colorectal cancer,” says Jihye Yun, a geneticist at Baylor, in a press release. “Deleting this protein is like removing the brakes of a car. Without it, normal intestinal cells neither stop growing nor die, forming early stage tumors called polyps. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer patients have this type of APC mutation.”Yun and her team then split these genetically modified mice into two groups. They gave one group plain water. The other group got a mixture that was 75 percent water and 25 percent high fructose corn syrup, which is actually made up of two different kinds of sugar: fructose and glucose. You can find fructose in foods like fruits and honey, while glucose is common in foods like grains and fruit. These mice only got the mixture once a day, to prevent them from overdrinking and becoming obese.After two months, the mice who got a dose of that sweet goodness had developed tumors that were bigger and were of a higher grade (meaning they grew and spread more quickly) than the mice who’d only gotten regular water.Tracking the Chemical MechanismsWith evidence in hand that high fructose corn syrup could lead to higher tumor rates, the team wanted to figure out how this was happening. So they tracked the activity of glucose and fructose in the tissues of the tumors. They found that a certain enzyme in the tumors, called ketohexikinase (KHK), converts fructose into a compound called fructose-1 phosphate. This compound then turns around and helps glucose boost production of so-called fatty acids, which are vital to cell growth. All of this enables the tumor to grow more rapidly.To double check if these chemical mechanisms were really behind the tumor growth, Yun and her team then genetically tweaked the mice who’d already been modified to have that APC mutation. But this time, the scientists made it so that the mice were unable to produce either KHK or another enzyme called fatty acid synthase (FASN), which, as the name implies, plays a role in the production of fatty acids.It turned out that the mice that couldn’t make even just one of these enzymes had smaller tumors than mice who did make the enzymes.“This study revealed the surprising result that colorectal cancers utilize high-fructose corn syrup, the major ingredient in most sugary sodas and many other processed foods, as a fuel to increase rates of tumor growth,” says co-author Lewis Cantley, a professor of cancer biology in medicine at Cornell, in the release. “While many studies have correlated increased rates of colorectal cancer with diet, this study shows a direct molecular mechanism for the correlation between consumption of sugar and colorectal cancer.”last_img read more

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