Speciation in the belly of a bug

first_imgSurviving on plant sap as cicadas, aphids, and some other insects do is like living on a diet of sugar water—there’s just not enough protein. These insects solve this problem by teaming up with bacteria that live inside their bodies and produce protein building blocks called amino acids. This relationship has existed for tens of millions of years. But about 5 million years ago, in one species of cicada (pictured), one bacterial partner split into two species, researchers report in the current issue of Cell. At first, the bacteria species’ two genomes were similar, each having all 137 genes and functioning independently. But over time, different genes in the two species disintegrated, such that they now rely on each other as well as on the cicada to survive. Overall, 64 genes have been lost in one or the other microbe, and losses continue, the researchers note. These kissing-cousin microbes occupy different types of cells within the organ they live in and share that organ with another bacterium. So together with the cicada, they’ve turned a three-way partnership into a foursome.last_img read more

ICC World Cup 2011 countdown begins

first_imgSouth African cricket players, Morne Morkel, left, and Dale Steyn pose with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy in the Dubai Aquarium & Under Water Zoo to mark the 100-day countdown to the opening ceremony for the Cricket World Cup 2011, Dubai, UAE, Tuesday November 09, 2010.The 100-day countdown for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup began in Dubai on Tuesday. The trophy for the tenth edition of cricket World Cup was displayed by South African players Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn at the Dubai Aquarium. The South African and Pakistani teams after concluded their five-ODI series in Dubai on Monday joined fast bowlers Morkel and Steyn as the duo unveiled the trophy. The trophy for World Cup 2011 was launched in a rather innovative manner. Steyn and Morkel went underwater to unveil the coveted trophy amidst sharks and other sea creatures at the aquarium. Talking to media at the ceremony, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said, “It was spectacular to watch the 100-day countdown ceremony and the ICC and the three host countries are gearing up for the World Cup.” The 43-day tournament will be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The opening ceremony of the World Cup will be held in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on February 17 and the first will be played two days later. The final match will be held in Mumbai on April 2.last_img read more

SBP, Chooks-to-Go thrilled as PH books slot to Fiba 3×3 OQT

first_imgRice industry paralysis “We’re very happy that the Philippines will be competing in the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament for a shot at making it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio.“3X3 is an area where Filipino basketball players can really excel and we’re delighted that a Filipino basketball team will get to test their skills against the world’s best,” added Panlilio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Philippines is grouped with Slovenia, France, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic in Pool C of the OQT.Getting into the OQT wouldn’t have been possible, however, if not for the efforts of food-slash-sports company Chooks to Go after it started a 3X3 league in the country. Philippines qualifies for Fiba 3×3 Olympic qualifying tournament Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! The Netherlands, Latvia, Canada, Croatia, and OQT host India are in Pool D.The Philippine national team would be composed of two players from the top 10 in the country rankings and a couple more within the top 50.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3X3 started its Fiba-sanctioned season in Feb.16 and immediately had three conferences—the President’s Cup, the Patriot’s Cup, and the Magiting Cup—which had level-seven tournament ratings with level-10 as the highest.These tournaments allowed the Philippines to accumulate enough points to rise from its humble no.59 ranking and get a spot in the OQT.“We are extremely happy with this development, but we could not have done it without the combined efforts of everyone,” said Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3X3 league owner Ronald Mascariñas.“We would like to thank the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas headed by chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan and president Al, the numerous private promoters, all the players from Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3X3, and, of course, the Filipino people who supported us for the last nine months,” added Mascariñas.Mongolia, Poland, Brazil, Turkey, and Spain are in Pool A while the United States, Lithuania, Belgium, South Korea, and New Zealand are in Pool B.ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Philippine basketball officials showed their euphoria and support after the country was named as one of the 20 nations that will compete in the Fiba 3X3 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.The Philippines can book its slot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if it places in the top three of the OQT that will be played in India in March of 2020.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Manchester City Retains Premier League Title

first_imgBRIGHTON, England (AP) — Manchester City retained the Premier League trophy after coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and see off Liverpool’s relentless challenge on the final day of the season on Sunday.The quality and intensity of the title race was emphasized by City requiring a 14th successive league victory to finish a point above a Liverpool side chasing a first championship crown in 29 years as the top two finished with a record 195 points combined.But during a 21-minute wobble in the first half City looked like throwing away a fourth title in eight seasons.Sadio Mane put Liverpool in front against Wolverhampton in the 17th minute and a jittery City fell behind 10 minutes later at Brighton.Even when Sergio Agüero leveled 83 seconds after Glenn Murray’s header, City only moved back into top spot when Aymeric Laporte nodded in from Riyad Mahrez’s corner in the 38th minute.It turned out to be the goal that clinched the title.But there were still nerves to be eased in the second half. Mahrez netted in the 63rd minute, a rare high point in his first season after joining City for record 60 million pound (then $80 million) signing in July.There was a stylish conclusion to City’s title defense when Ilkay Gündogan scored directly from a free kick in the 72nd minute.City became the first team since Manchester United in the 2007-08 season to retain the trophy, part of a hat trick of successes for Alex Ferguson’s team.With Ferguson long retired and United in freefall, City is the force not only in Manchester but English football after winning a fourth title in eight seasons.Guardiola has now won eight league titles in his 10 seasons as a coach, stretching back to his debut campaign at Barcelona when he won a treble in 2009 and featuring successes at Bayern Munich.City remains on course for an English treble, having already collected a League Cup and preparing for the FA Cup final against Watford on Saturday.___By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer WriterLiverpool Beats Wolves, Misses Out on Premier League TitleLiverpool’s Sadio Mane, left, celebrates with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring his side’s second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The wait goes into a third decade for Liverpool.Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990 because title rival Manchester City beat Brighton 4-1 on an afternoon of fluctuating emotions on Sunday.The Reds finished on 97 points — the highest final points total of any runner-up in English top-flight history — and with just one loss all season. But the big prize eluded them once again.Liverpool needed to better City’s result on the final day of the season after starting the matches a point behind the defending champions.And when Sadio Mane sidefooted home a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 17th minute, the home side was provisionally in the lead.There was even more optimism when City briefly fell behind to Brighton but by halftime the mood had been punctured with City in front 2-1.Mane added a second goal in the 81st minute, again from a cross by Alexander-Arnold, to clinch a 30th win in 38 games for Liverpool in a remarkable season for Juergen Klopp’s side that could yet end with it becoming European champion for the sixth time.Liverpool plays Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1.Liverpool’s only loss was to City at Etihad Stadium on Jan. 3 and the team hasn’t dropped any points since March 3, a 0-0 stalemate at Everton that completed a run of four draws in six league games in a five-week span.That, ultimately, cost Liverpool the title.Wolves finished its first season back in the Premier League in seventh place, which could earn a place in next season’s Europa League if City beats Watford in the FA Cup final next weekend.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

‘Leroy Sane can be the new face of Bayern Munich’

first_imgLothar Matthaus has tipped Leroy Sane to make a move to Bayern Munich, saying he could become the new face of the Bundesliga champions.Sane has proven his worth at Manchester City, having helped Pep Guardiola’s side to two Premier League titles in the last three seasons.But the 23-year-old fell out of favour with City in the back half of last season, starting just five matches in the league after January.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Sane also only played a total of just seven minutes over two legs of City’s quarter-final defeat to Tottenham in the Champions League, leading to talk he could look for a move in the summer.Bayern Munich have been tipped as a potential destination for Sane, with the club’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitting that his side are looking to find an agreement for the Germany international. Matthaus, who starred for Bayern and Germany during his playing career, believes the conditions are there for a transfer to happen.”I really think Bayern Munich [would] like to spend a lot of money, more than €80 million (£72m/$90m),” Matthaus told ESPN. “In City he’s not happy in one way, and City is ready to give him up. But the main answer has to be from Leroy Sane. Does he like to come to Bayern Munich, yes or no?”Should Sane decide he wants to join Bayern, Matthaus believes that the club’s good relationship with its former manager will help make the transfer a reality.”When he says yes, Bayern will contact Manchester City,” Matthaus said. “There’s a good relationship between Bayern Munich’s board and Pep Guardiola and I think they will find a way.”If Sane does move to the Bundesliga champions, Matthaus believes that the sky is the limit for the winger back in his native country.”The important thing is Leroy Sane has to say 100 percent yes to Bayern Munich,” Matthaus said.”And then he will be a big star in Germany, maybe the biggest face of German football in the last years because for the money that Bayern would like to spend on him, he can be the new face of Bayern Munich.”However, Guardiola doesn’t appear willing to let Sane leave without a fight, saying on Wednesday that he wants to help the winger reach his potential at City.last_img read more

Meet Up Monday: Kennington

first_img A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 1. Kennington 2. Kennington 3. Kennington 4. Kennington 5. Kennington Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Editors’ Recommendations center_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Founded in the late 1950s, Kennington is a California heritage brand that has made a strong comeback since its relaunch two years ago. Rather Don Draperesque, it is known for its retro-inspired 100% cotton print shirts, which sell for $75. Alan Walters, the brand’s head of production and design, recently gave us the lowdown…What is the history of the collection?Kennington is a California heritage brand. It was founded in 1957 by Stan Tendler and his intention was to take the East Coast button-down ethos and bring it to California and add prints and the California lifestyle. That was the beginning of Kennington. It started with woven shirts and is primarily woven shirts now.What is its aesthetic?California heritage is our aesthetic. California and Kennington is so many different things. We have the surf industry and the beach industry because we are Southern California but we also have Hollywood here and the whole hippie thing here and I think that some collage of those three things kind of tells Kennington’s story.How many pieces do you offer?The offering is large. This spring is 125 garments. The majority of those will be printed shirts but there will also be some solid shirts that are garment-dyed and there are some shorts and pants.How do you offer retro looks but still make them contemporary?We try to go back to our history for the things that we do. A good example of keeping it contemporary is that we brought back terry cloth for spring 2016. But we brought back silhouettes like on a tank top where the armhole would have dropped a lot more than it would have back in the day. And we did a sleeveless hoodie that we probably would not have done back in ’75. And we are doing a terry short that we have never done before which has been a huge hit. So we take the fabrics from the old like the terry and we try to update the silhouettes a bit. And with our shirts the fit is much slimmer than it was.Who is your “typical” customer?We certainly do surf shop business but we also have that hipster customer who takes our shirts and puts it with a tie. It’s really hard to define who our customer always is. It is a guy from 25 to 45 but certainly that demographic varies a bit.What are some of your key pieces?One of our favorite garments is this peace and dove shirt. It’s originally from our archives from the mid ’70s. That is something that we’ve had to keep in stock since we brought the brand back two years ago. And then there is another one called “The Naked Truth” that is an orgy scene. It’s bare chested women and naked men but not graphically. They’re all huddled up together. And it’s not even a microprint!How extensive is your archive?We have thousands of images in our archives. I would think between 2,000 and 3,000 if not more. Kennington was the first Disney licensee for apparel and some of them are not useable because Mickey Mouse is all over them but we have thousands aside from Mickey.What are the most embarrassing pieces you have discovered in it?We had a lot of awful stuff. There was a shirt from the ’70s that had a band on it so that it became kind of a blouson that went right around your midriff. And there are jumpsuits with a corduroy jacket that goes with a corduroy pant. And there are overalls that are just unbelievably ugly.What sets Kennington apart from other brands?There are not a lot of California heritage brands that are still around. I think our print history makes us different because we are such a print-oriented company and a lot of the old California heritage brands were not print-driven. Because we’ve done them for so long I think we do them a little better. We show a dedication to that whereas other people kind of put that in as a secondary thing. And we create all of our own prints even if it is not from our archives. How to Choose the Right Dress Shirtlast_img read more

Light rains cloud cover to keep Delhi weather pleasant

first_imgNew Delhi: The national capital Tuesday morning witnessed intermittent rains and gusty winds that caused the mercury to drop to 20.6 degrees Celsius. The weatherman said that over 24 hours, till 8.30 am Tuesday, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded 10.6 mm of rainfall and a low of 20.6 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal. Palam recorded 3.8 mm of precipitation and a low of 21.2 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels were recorded at 68 per cent. It’s going to be a generally cloudy day ahead. Light rains, thunderstorm and winds gusting up to 40 kilometers per hour will keep the mercury in check. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 31 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said. Private forcaster Skymet Weather said a western disturbance lies over eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir and a cyclonic circulation persists over Haryana and its adjoining areas. Humid winds from the Arabian Sea are pushing moisture to the northern plains of India including Delhi-NCR. Till Monday, the national capital recorded 0.5 mm of rainfall against the normal of 20.5 mm for the first 17 days of June.last_img read more

Nenshi aims to entice Vancouver tech sector workers to Calgary

first_imgVANCOUVER (660 NEWS) – Naheed Nenshi has ventured to the coast and hopes he won’t be returning to Calgary alone. Nenshi is hoping to convince people in the thriving west coast tech sector to move to Calgary.Nenshi aims to do two things with the trip, number one is traveling with Calgary companies, in order to do business with some Vancouver companies.“The second reason I am here is to steal your children. We are also doing a tech hiring fair with a bunch of Calgary tech companies who have jobs to fill that are looking to Vancouver candidates, so it’s a bit of both.”Nenshi believes the trip can be beneficial for everyone involved.“I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to create better business relationships to help Vancouver companies grow here, but also to help support the Calgary economy as well.”He says Calgary is dealing with some problems like a historically high unemployment rate, but we may need outside help to fix those issues.“We really need people who have worked in a healthy tech ecosystem like Vancouver, whether it is software engineers, or coders, or folks who can help our businesses grow.”He says the tech sector will help the city’s economy diversify as it would help other industries, like financial services and life sciences, grow.Nenshi says Vancouver will want to avoid some of the issues that have been found in Silicon Valley with exorbitant housing costs that would limit the number of young people able to live in the city.Vancouver already has a high cost of living in comparison to many other Canadian cities, which could be one reason why people would want to come over the Rockies to Calgary.Calgary’s Mayor also says he looks forward to dealing with the newly elected mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart.“I am happy to talk to Vancouver people about the economy, the environment, energy and pipelines.”With files from Breakfast Television on City TV.last_img read more

Indias Vice President to Visit Morocco Tunisia

By Kainoelani LeeRabat – India’s Vice President, Hamid Ansari will partake in a five-day tour on May 30 that will take him to the North African countries, Morocco and Tunisia, according to the Business Standard.The first day will consist of touring Morocco’s capital Rabat, with invitation from Abdelilah Benkirane, prime minister and head of government of Morocco. “This visit intends to further strengthen the cordial relations between the two countries, further develop and diversify profile of bilateral economic cooperation and explore new avenues of co-operation and partnership on a wide range of issues of shared common interest,” an external affairs ministry statement said.During Ansari’s visit in Morocco, he will hold discussions and meeting with King Mohammed VI and Prime Minister Benikirane. The Moroccan prime minister and Vice President will also launch the India-Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Rabat, together.Ansari will also meet with leading intellectuals and imams of Morocco, as well as deliver a speech at Mohammed V University in Rabat.He will also visit Marrakesh, and be hosted by the governor of Marrakesh.After the tour to Morocco ends, he will begin his the second leg of his visit in Tunis, on June 2, for a two day visit, at the invitation of Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid.“India has very cordial bilateral relations with Tunisia,” another external affairs ministry statement said. “The economic cooperation between the two countries is deepening with Indian investments in the phosphate sector. During this visit, further avenues of cooperation in various areas of growth would be discussed,” it added.During Ansari’s visit to Tunisia, he will hold discussion with President Beji Caid Essebsi and Prime Minister Essid on various issues that they all hold a common interest towards.Ansari will also be received by the president of the Assembly of the Representative of the People of Tunisia, where he will meet with members of the parliament from multiple parties. The Vice President will also meet with the Tunisian-India Parliamentary Group.He will then deliver a key note address to the Tunisian diplomatic corps and leading scholars and think tanks at the Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies.Ansari will be accompanied by union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and four members of parliament on his visits to both countries. read more

Recycling proper waste treatment can be veritable gold mine – UN environmental

Some 3.5 billion people, half the world’s population, lack crucial waste management services, significantly harming environment, health and economies, the United Nations reported today, stressing that recycling and proper treatment can be a literal and metaphorical gold mine. “Open dumping, the most prevalent waste disposal method in many countries, can lead to acute health impacts for those living closest to dumping sites, most often the urban poor,” the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said, calling the statistics “staggering” as it released a new study on the problem that showed that one tonne of recycled electronic waste could yield as much gold as five to 15 tonnes of typical gold ore.“In addition, poor waste management can lead to significant environmental hazards: leachate from waste can contaminate soil and water, open burning of waste can cause air pollution and a failure to use recycled materials from waste means acceleration in the depletion of ‘raw’ materials,” it added, seeks to provide strategic guidance to countries where waste management systems are disorganized, haphazard or under-resourced.The study – Guidelines for National Waste Management Strategies: Moving from Challenges to Opportunities – released in conjunction with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).stresses that management is not only a challenge but “a largely untapped opportunity,” with treated waste used as a recoverable resource put to profitable use.Beyond the potential amount of recovered gold from one tonne of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), it notes that recovered copper, aluminium and rare metals would exceed by many times the levels found in typical ores. Printed circuit boards are “probably the richest ore stream you’re ever going to find,” it says.Other benefits include:Recycling a tonne of aluminium saves 1.3 tonnes of bauxite residues, 15 cubic metres of cooling water, 0.86 cubic metres of process water and nearly 40 barrels of oil, while preventing the emission of two tonnes of carbon dioxide and 11 kilos of sulphur dioxide. In 2000 recycling in the European Union generated over 229,200 jobs, which by 2008 had increased to nearly 512,340 – an annual growth rate of over 10.5 percent. The proportion of people employed in waste-related recovery activities in there increased from over 400 persons per million inhabitants in 2000, to over 600 in 2007, an increase of some 45 per cent. Globally, about one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to about 1.3 billion tonnes per year. The global waste market, from collection to recycling, is estimated at $410 billion a year, not including the sizable informal segment in developing countries. Overall, an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste is collected worldwide, a figure expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025, with almost all of the increase from developing countries. Moreover, decay of the organic fraction of solid waste contributes about 5 per cent of global greenhouse gases.“Even more progress can be made if production and consumption processes are re-evaluated, so that all the inefficiencies, losses and adverse impacts associated with generating and managing waste are reduced, or, for certain kinds of products, even eliminated completely,” the document said. read more

Nervous Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for Radio 4

first_imgTheir friendship was cemented in 2015, when they met in Washington for an informal chat at the White House to promote the Invictus Games in Florida.The following year, the Obamas had dinner at Kensington Palace and met Prince George, then two, who was brought down in his pyjamas and dressing gown.The young prince  immediately charmed them by playing on a rocking horse they had given him for his first birthday and a cuddly toy dog they had sent him as a gift when Princess Charlotte was born. Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games Prince Harry and Barack Obama discuss the format of the interview Credit:BBC Prince Harry and Barack Obama discuss the format of the interview  Prince George meets Barack ObamaCredit:Kensington Palace/Pete Souza Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball at the Invictus GamesCredit:Samir Hussein Michelle Obama has called him “Prince Charming” and more recently, “my friend,” when he joined her in October for a surprise visit to local schoolchildren in Chicago.While Prince Harry has never publicly voiced an opinion on Donald Trump, Mr Obama’s successor, Ms Markle has been less restrained – calling him “misogynistic” while he was campaigning and even threatened to move out of the United States if he was elected.The BBC confirmed that Sarah Montague will be one of the two presenters who will host Prince Harry’s edition of Today from the BBC studio.It will mark her return to the BBC after a period of absence which is reportedly due to a battle with BBC bosses over the sizable pay gap between her and her male colleagues.The last royal to guest edit the Today show was Sarah, Duchess of York, in 2004. The interview took place in Toronto in September, when the Prince was in Canada for the Invictus Games.The conversation covered topics including Mr Obama’s memories of the day he left office and his hopes for his post-presidential life, including his plans to focus on cultivating the next generation of leadership through the Obama Foundation. Prince George meets Barack Obama The pair are firm friends and have fostered a so-called “bromance” with numerous public appearances together over the years.But when a slightly awkward Prince Harry came to interview Barack Obama for his stint as a guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he admitted he was nervous, prompting the former US President to reassure him it was all a bit of fun.As the pair came face to face on camera, sitting across a table from each other behind the radio microphones, Mr Obama jokingly asked the Prince if he should speak with a British accent.He also wondered if he should speak faster than usual because he was a “slow speaker.”But the Prince replied: “No, no not at all. But if you start using long pauses between the answers you’re probably going to get the face.”When Mr Obama asked to see “the face” Prince Harry gave him a stern look, prompting the US politician to laugh; “I don’t want to see that face.” As Prince Harry began explaining how part of the interview would be packaged for his guest stint on the Today programme, to be broadcast on December 27, while the whole interview would be released as a podcast, a more relaxed Mr Obama appeared keen to crack on.“It’s going to be fine,” he said.“Excellent. I’m ready whenever.”Prince Harry noted: “You’re excited about this, I’m nervous about this that’s what’s quite funny.”Mr Obama reassured him it was all “fun” but offered to turn the tables and interview him instead, to which the Prince quickly replied: “No no, let’s keep it this way, I’d much prefer that.”The Obamas have been touted as likely invitees to Prince Harry’s forthcoming wedding to Meghan Markle. At the Invictus Games, Mr Obama was overheard asking Prince Harry about his relationship with Ms Markle as they watched the wheelchair basketball and was one of the first to congratulate them, on Twitter, when the engagement was announced. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Bronchiolite plus de risques pour les bébés nageurs

first_imgBronchiolite : plus de risques pour les bébés nageursUnion européenne – Les enfants ayant fréquenté les piscines auraient 1,7 fois plus de risques de contracter une bronchiolite que les autres.Une étude belge parue dans le European Respiratory Journal fait état des conséquences négatives des séances de bébés nageurs sur le système respiratoire des tout-petits. Cette activité ludique de plus en plus prisée a malheureusement des conséquences néfastes. En effet, les poumons des bébés sont fragiles et dans une piscine, ils sont exposés à la chloramine. Ce un mélange de chlore et de substances organiques comme la salive ou l’urine est irritant, et le risque de développer une bronchiolite est augmenté de 1,7 fois en moyenne chez les enfants mis en contact avec lui. Il faut toutefois noter que ce risque est proportionnel au temps passé en piscine par chaque enfant. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?La bronchiolite est une maladie respiratoire infantile qui peut avoir de graves conséquences. De plus, elle peut plus tard induire des états asthmatiques. Les experts conseillent donc soit de s’abstenir, soit de prendre de bonnes habitudes. Il faut choisir une piscine peu chlorée (l’odeur est caractéristique), où les conditions d’hygiène sont strictes (douche avec savon obligatoire avant le bain). Le 21 juillet 2010 à 11:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Wikipédia abandonné par ses contributeurs

first_imgWikipédia abandonné par ses contributeursMalgré ses efforts pour encourager les internautes à enrichir le contenu de son encyclopédie participative, la fondation Wikimédia peine à retenir ses contributeurs qui sont de moins en moins nombreux.Wikipédia n’attire plus les contributeurs. L’encyclopédie en ligne de la fondation Wikimédia perd peu à peu les internautes qui participaient à son enrichissement. “Nous ne parvenons pas à regonfler nos rangs. Ce n’est pas une crise, mais je considère que c’est important” a en effet déploré Jimmy Wales, le cofondateur de Wikipédia auprès de l’Associated Press.À lire aussiSuivez l’activité de Wikipedia en temps réelC’est à l’occasionde la septième conférence annuelle de l’encyclopédie, organisée à Haïfa, en Israël, que ce constat a été dressé. Pour Jimmy Wales, le problème vient du fait que les contributeurs du site correspondent généralement au profil d’un “geek de 26 ans”, qui finit par avoir des projets, se marier, et cesse donc d’écrire pour l’encyclopédie participative. Quant à ceux qui continuent de contribuer au site, ils se trouvent souvent en manque de sujets. Voilà dix ans que Wikipedia existe, et son contenu est aujourd’hui très riche avec ses quelque 19 millions d’articles, laissant peu de thèmes à traiter. En mars dernier, l’encyclopédie comptait environ 90.000 contributeurs actifs. Et comme l’a déclaré Sue Gardner, directrice exécutive de la fondation Wikimédia, l’objectif est d’en recruter 5.000 d’ici au mois de juin 2012. Pour y parvenir, Wikipédia s’enrichit d’une nouvelle fonctionnalité. Baptisée WikiLove, elle permet aux internautes possédant un compte de distribuer des compliments aux autres contributeurs, afin de les encourager à participer d’avantage (voir notre article)Le 5 août 2011 à 16:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Rene Dupree on Bubba Ray Dudley roughing him up in WWE

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling sent this in.In quite possibly the most controversial episode of The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast to date, John and Chad welcome former WWE Tag Team Champion and La Resistance member Rene Dupree. Dupree is not one to cut corners as he gives his honest and candid take on WWE Developmental, NXT, his issues with his former tag team partner Sylvan, disdain for Bubba Ray Dudley, Hardcore Holly and also JBL. Dupree’s pull no punches style makes this a can’t miss episode and if you are a fan of the mid 2000s WWE you will recall the missed opportunity by WWE not getting behind what was the youngest wrestler ever signed by the organization.Full Episode Download Link:http://tmptow.podomatic.com/entry/2015-09-07T21_00_00-07_00Rene Dupree Shoots On Bubba Ray Dudley Purposely Giving Him Concussions:https://youtu.be/ecLftT1GzB0Did he get along with former tag team partners (Sylvan Grenier and Kenzo Suzuki):As far as Sly, no I didn’t like the guy. Does that answer your question? We don’t like each other, we haven’t talked to each other and probably never will. He (Kenzo Suzuki) was great. That’s when I got into Japanese culture was traveling with him and his wife. I spent more time in Japan then I did with the WWE or the United States. I had a seven or eight year career there but now I am winding down, I’m only 31 going to be 32 in December but I’ve had my fill with wrestling. I say that now but a wrestler never retires.Working in Japan over The United States and WWE’s current product:If you are good, you can get anybody off their ass. It took time but I learned how to get them off their ass and that’s why I stayed there so long. I learned how to get over with that crowd. There it’s different, for example if it’s an opening match they are going to treat it as an opening match but if it’s a match with significance, like a title match that has importance and has been built up right they will get more involved and into it and more into the false finishes and be just as loud as an American crowd. Now with WWE, they do everything on TV. Nobody gives a sh*t if it’s a title match or not. You don’t even know the rules or know what the hell is going on. Who gives a sh*t if it’s a title match, they switch the belt every other week, as far as tag titles or Intercontinental. I couldn’t tell you who the tag champs are or who the Intercontinental Champion is now, I don’t know.How have injuries played a part in his wrestling career coming to an end:I’m pretty much done with the whole wrestling game. I’d like to do the convention circuit so I don’t have to take any bumps because my brains are so scrambled from throughout the years that it’s starting to affect me and starting to affect my daily life. Now that I am getting older, it started when I was around 27, I started forgetting stuff, I had twenty-five concussions just within WWE. You think about well I have so many, not really when you work a full time schedule and I was there for 5 1/2 years and when you wrestle what 150- 250 matches a year to have four or five concussions a year do you think that’s highly unlikely? No, that’s normal.Did The Dudley Boyz take liberties with him in the ring:Does a bear sh*t in the woods? Oh my God. I’ve had so many concussions from Bubba Ray Dudley it’s not even funny. You know Chris Nowinski had to retire because of Bubba Ray giving him concussions right? Devon, it’s universal everyone likes Devon because he’s a pro, but Bubba can be difficult to work with.What he thinks led to The Dudleyz leaving WWE in 2005:One time in the ring, Sly screwed up a spot and then Bubba punched him in the face and bloodied his nose and Sly asked him why backstage and Bubba went off and punched him in the face again. Sylvan was very good friends with Pat Patterson and they weren’t around shortly thereafter.The WWE Developmental process and the Performance Center:Who have they developed since they’ve had that Performance Center? The ones that will become stars are the ones that will prove themselves elsewhere. Quite frankly there is not too many place to go and learn but the ones that show the heart and determination and the love for it, not some f*cking ex-football player that twisted his ankle in camp and can’t play in the NFL anymore, not some underwear model or some bodybuilder. The ones that will make it and will get over and will put up with their bullsh*t quite frankly are the guys that love it.His take on former WWE Superstars suing WWE for negligence in relation to injuries:I don’t know anything of it but I can tell you from experience that, yeah there is definitely or at least there was. I don’t know about now, I think they are trying to cover their tracks. I have no opinion of it. What happens, happens and I just want to stay clear from that place.Were there ever motions to push medical treatment:They definitely didn’t. I personally got knocked out one night. I was wrestling Rob Van Dam and he hit me with a spin kick and I was out for five hours. I was out on my feet for five and half hour! I didn’t get no concussions tests. I didn’t even go to a doctor. After a concussion you are not supposed to go to sleep, well I woke up in my bed and Sylvan called me up and said you got kicked in the head and don’t worry about it. You know how long I waited until I got back in the ring? I was back in the next night. Remember the Bob Holly Incident? I got kicked about fifth-teen or twenty times in the f*cking head with a wrestling boot. You know how hard the sole of a wrestling boot is? It’s like a steel-toed boot. Did I go get a concussion test. No. Did I go to a doctor? Yes, but just to see if anything was broken around my eye.What led to the infamous Bob Holly incident and did anyone encourage his attack:I was a kid and I made a mistake not paying a parking ticket and I offered to pay him double for whatever it is that I owed him and that wasn’t good enough. So, he threatened to kill me on a plane and threatened to run me over. The guy is a psychopath. I am a firm believer because I was about twenty and he was forty-one and I believe he was suffering from dementia to be honest with you. John Laurenitis is behind it all too because he is the one who booked me in a f*cking match with him and they knew exactly what they were doing. They knew exactly what was going to happen and they were laughing at it, the whole place is f*cking corrupt.Similar heat with JBL:JBL is a piece of sh*t.Rene Dupree’s added thoughts on JBL had to be wiped from the record. Rene also discusses being signed at 18, restarting Grand Prix Wrestling, his father’s influences, having wrestling in the blood, working for Vince McMahon, The Great Muta, Heat with The Dudley Boyz, thoughts on WWE Developmental and his run as part of La Resistance.Please subscribe to The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling on iTunes and via YouTube by searching the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling or visit the OFFICIAL Website of the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling: www.tmptofwrestling.com  & twitter.com/twomanpowertripRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Mourinho has been believing in Baker since 2014

first_imgFollowing the announcement of Lewis Baker’s departure for Leeds United from Chelsea, which is his fifth loan deal, one might easily wonder if he is really that precious.Which he is, indeed – at least according to Mourinho. Back in 2014, he was looking to sign Baker at Stamford, while he was still a teenager, alongside the other English hopes Izzy Brown and Dominic Solanke. In the process, throughout the duration of which his decisions were doubted on more than a few occasions, Mourinho has made some bold claims.“If, in a few years, Baker, Brown and Solanke are not national team players, I should blame myself,” Mourinho said, according to the official website of Leeds.“They are part of a process the club started without me, during that period before I came back.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“But now I have players who will be Chelsea players. And when they become Chelsea players, they will become England players, almost for sure.”“I’m not saying we’re doing it just for English football, because it is also about us.”“Chelsea is seen as a ‘graveyard’ for young talent. But at the moment, officially in the first-team squad, we have Andreas Christiansen, Nathan Ake, probably Baker, because I want to have one more English player.”Four years later, even though things have not gone exactly as predicted by Mourinho, Solanke made his English debut this year and Brown and Baker are still owned by Chelsea, despite being loaned out quite a few times.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos named as one of the safest in Caribbean Yahoo

first_img Related Items:caribbean, justin kersey, safest, yahoo news Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – In a Yahoo! News article on crime and safety in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos makes one of two lists; thankfully for this destination the author names the TCI as one of the safest places to visit in the region. The article: ‘Is the Caribbean more dangerous than you realize?’ by Sid Lipsey is trending high on Yahoo! citing the destinations which are getting travel advisories and commending the ones which are not. St Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas, more specifically Nassau are highlighted as higher risk for robbery, armed robbery, rape, assaults and murder. The piece talks about the most dangerous cruise stops, and Justin Kersey, regional manager for the Americas at international risk management firm iJET, told Yahoo Travel that, and I quote: “Generally speaking, we have seen a slight increase in crime across the region; from Barbados to Trinidad to the Dominican Republic, we have seen a little bit of an uptick.” Kersey says the crime increase stems from a regional economic downturn. Nearby Bahamas is charting the highest numbers when it comes to rape; Jamaica, also a neighbor has recorded five tourist murders. Lipsey, who released the article today said the low crime destinations are: Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Martin — St. Maarten, Aruba and the Turks and Caicos; three of these are British overseas territories. There was recommendation for readers to be careful no matter where in the Caribbean they chose to go and that tourists, who stick to well-known areas that are in the tourist districts are generally fine. Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Recommended for you Social Media on the job, what a study revealslast_img read more

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