Injured Foyth out until September

first_imgTottenham defender Juan Foyth is set to be sidelined until September due to an ankle ligament injury.The centre-back sustained the problem during the Audi Cup pre-season match with Bayern Munich last month, with manager Mauricio Pochettino admitting at the time that the player was in some pain.Subsequent tests have revealed Foyth has damaged the lateral ligament in his left ankle and is not due to resume first-team duties until next month. 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? The 21-year-old is suspended for Spurs’ first two Premier League games of the season against Aston Villa and Manchester City following his red card against Bournemouth at the tail end of the 2018-19 season.He is unlikely to be fit for the home game against Newcastle United on August 25 or the north London derby with Arsenal on September 1.The Argentine made 17 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham last season – his maiden campaign as a first-team player. However, Foyth’s performances received mixed reviews from fans.In particular, the showing against Wolverhampton Wanderers in November and his dismal display against Bournemouth in May when he was sent off.The defender is expected to play a bigger role in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans for the upcoming season following the departure of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid. While Foyth is predominantly a centre-back, many believe the 21-year-old will also act as cover for Serge Aurier.However, Foyth’s injury means Pochettino has no back up for the Ivory Coast International and could be forced to delve into the market for a replacement right-back.Foyth has also earned seven caps for Argentina and was part of this summer’s Copa America squad, who finished third, which delayed his return to Tottenham this summer.Spurs kick the season off against newly promoted Villa on Saturday and will be hoping to take three points from the West Midlands side.To date, Spurs have added Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele this summer, with the former heading back to Leeds United on loan.The north London side are also being linked with Foyth’s fellow Argentine Giovani Lo Celso from Spanish side Real Betis. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Governor General to Visit Nova Scotia Next Week

first_imgGov. Gen. Julie Payette will make her first official visit to Nova Scotia from June 26 to 27. The two-day visit to Halifax, Dartmouth and Lunenburg, will highlight innovation and technology, and she will also meet with young people and organizations. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I welcome the Governor General to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We are delighted to have her visit and to have an opportunity to share some of the wonderful experiences Nova Scotia has to offer.” Premier McNeil will join the Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, to greet Gov. Gen. Payette at an official ceremony at Government House in Halifax. Upon arrival at Government House, she will receive military honours, including a 50-person guard of honour, the Viceregal Salute and a 21-gun salute from the Maritime Forces Atlantic, 5th Canadian Division and the National Band of the Naval Reserve. Later that morning, the Governor General will visit the Discovery Centre in Halifax and participate in a discussion on space with elementary students. The Discovery Centre is an interactive science museum that promotes hands-on science that is fun and accessible for people of all ages. In the afternoon, the Governor General will travel to Lunenburg to sail around the harbor on Bluenose II and meet with the captain and crew. Following the sail, she will attend a reception highlighting Nova Scotia’s seafaring heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Other highlights of the Governor General’s visit include a tour of a Canadian Coast Guard Vessel in Dartmouth, a visit to 12 Wing Shearwater and participation in the opening ceremony of the 40th edition of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The official itinerary for the visit can be found at https://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=17121 . For more information on the Governor General, visit http://www.gg.ca .last_img read more

Tuck into some exotic sea food

first_imgThe much awaited oriental sea food festival at Chowman is back and it’s time to binge on the most exotic sea food in town. The festival, which started from July 15, at all dine in outlets of Chowman, was graced by eminent Music Director and Composer, Debojyoti Mishra.Chowman has always brought variety in the food they serve – from starting to serve authentic Chinese dishes for the very first time, to giving us an experience of neighborhood fine dining and introducing the city to the most delectable and unique food festivals. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn the menu this time is a variety of starters and sides to complement the flavorful rice, noodles and meifoon dishes. ‘The Prawn Satay with peanut sauce’ and the ‘Pan Fried Chili Promfret’ are sure to leave you asking for more. Besides this, one can also savour the taste of authentic dishes like ‘Hand Folded Crab Meat Wonton’, ‘Deep Fried Seafood Roll’, ‘Crispy Honey Shrimps/Shrimp with asparagus’, ‘Chinese Fried Fish/ Spicy Sliced Fish’. And for, main course, ‘Sweet & Spicy Jumbo Prawn’, ‘Lobster in Chili Corn Sauce/Lobster with mint, lemon & Chilies’, ‘Octopus in Chili Mustard Sauce’, ‘Thin Fried Squid in Toban Djan Sauce’ can be tried. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardSpeaking to the media on the occasion, Debaditya Chaudhury, Managing Director of Chowman Hospitality Pvt. Ltd said, “We at Chowman, have always tried to bring ingenuity and great flavour-profiles through our extensive menu and unique food festivals. It makes me really happy to bring back the sea food festival yet again. We have been receiving calls enquiring about the festival and I am so glad that Chowman has been so well-received by the people. This time, we have kept new dishes in our menu, which people have not tried before in Chowman. And, I am very confident that everybody will like them too.” Rs 1400/- plus taxes (Meal for two people) Timings: 12 pm – 10.30 pmlast_img read more

Jack Nicklaus Celebrates Success Of Together For The Children Campaign

first_imgMiami Children’s Health Foundation, the fundraising arm for Miami Children’s Health System, celebrated the success of its Together For The Children Campaign on Thursday, October 13 with more than 300 guests in attendance at a special preview unveiling of the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP), a new six-story tower within the campus of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.Patty McDonald, Lucy Morillo, Jack Nicklaus, Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez, Barbara, Alex Soto, Nicklaus patient Ralphie Mario Murgado, Dr. Narendra Kini and Michael FuxThe construction of the new 212,000 square-foot state-of-the-art family centered facility, was one of the priorities of Together For The Children, which surpassed its original fundraising goal of $150 million, two years ahead of schedule. The structure is the first freestanding pediatric facility of its kind in South Florida, dedicated to the care of children with complex and specialized needs.“We are incredibly excited and humbled by the overwhelming generosity of the community, corporations and other private donors who joined our Together For The Children Campaign and made this accomplishment a reality two years ahead of schedule”, said Lucy Morillo, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “This campaign has been a truly remarkable endeavor and speaks volumes on how we are committed to providing children everywhere the best care possible.”First Family of Golf, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Chairs of the Together For The Children Campaign were on hand for the ribbon cutting alongside Dr. M. Narendra Kini, CEO for Miami Children’s Health System, Mario Murgado, Board Chair for Miami Children’s Health System, Alex Soto, Board Chair for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Marile Lopez, Board Chair for Miami Children’s Health Foundation.The event also served as backdrop for the announcement of a $1.5 million pledge from West Coast University in support of nursing education at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This generous gift demonstrates the joint commitment to nursing education, which will ensure the continued delivery of nursing care to children through family-centered bedside manner. During the program, Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Mayor presented a certificate of appreciation to mark this historic occasion. Also in attendance were State Representatives Frank Artiles, Jose Felix Diaz, Alex Ferro, and Erik Fresen, Commissioners Steve Bovo and Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Secretary of the Agency for Health Administration Justin Senior, School Board member Dr. Martha Perez, and MCH Foundation Celebrity Ambassador Erick Cuesta.The new facility is making possible the relocation of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s three internationally recognized intensive care units (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) to a new state-of-the-art setting, enhancing the care environment and offering additional family-centered amenities.For more information about the Together For The Children Campaign please visit www.mchf.org/donate or contact Lisbet Fernandez-Vina at 786.268.1845 or lisbet.fernandez-vina@mchf.org.last_img read more

Supercrawl 2015

Supercrawl is happening in Hamilton this weekend, and it’s already taking shape in the city’s downtown core. A portion of James St. is closing at this hour, as they begin setting up for one of the many stages that will line James St. North from Main to Murray. Many of the big headliners will play there, including Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot and Monster Truck tomorrow night. Behind the scenes dozens of shops, restaurants, and galleries, are gearing up for Supercrawl. “The street has just been exploding, with more and more people coming every year.” Julie Veenstra came to James Street North, at about the same time that Supercrawl arrived. That, says Julia, was a stroke of luck. “My business has grown amazingly…six years ago, a square foot painting of mine was about $60.00. Now they’re $400.00.”Just down the street, there are opening night jitters for the new kids on the block The Lake House Restaurant. “It’s gonna get everybody a little bit nervous but in that aspect, we’re just excited more than anything. ” Chef Dan Megna is no rookie. He already runs ” The Twisted Lemon”, a successful restaurant in Cayuga. But even from that distance, he could feel the pull of Supercrawl. “The art, the culture, the music, the people…and really just the all around positive vibe that comes from Supercrawl. I mean how could you not want to be a part of it? To be perfectly honest with you, if Supercrawl wasn’t happening on this particular date, we probably would have taken another week or two to just get a couple of things done.” But the profile and exposure of this event, was too good to pass up. “What we’re really hoping is to be able to give people a real…a proper taste of who we are. A sneak preview as to what’s to come. ” And given the success of what’s already happened, who knows what’s to come, thanks to Supercrawl. read more

DR Congo UN agency in need of funding to assist growing number

Initial assessments showed that around 80,000 people uprooted by clashes between the national army and rebels are in need of assistance in the Irumu region of Ituri in Province Orientale, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs told reporters in Geneva. However, that number could increase to 120,000 to 150,000 people as fighting was still ongoing and assessments in some areas had been impossible due to security reasons, she added.Given the displacement trends, WFP needs $4.2 million to cover needs for at least three months for 80,000 people. Ms. Byrs said the agency is currently diverting food stocks from other planned activities to help meet needs. She noted that some areas are currently relatively stable and accessible, with identified concentrations of displaced households. Access is limited though in areas where fighting is ongoing, and displaced households are moving from location to location on a daily basis. WFP started its assistance on 13 September, and has thus far assisted around 62,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host families. Beneficiary registrations are ongoing in Komanda and Soke. WFP intends to assist an additional 45,000 people between 10 and 13 October.Fighting over the past year in eastern DRC has displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which already includes 2.6 million IDPs and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid. read more

Wonder what a talking monkey would sound like Scientists create recording based

first_imgBart de Boer of the VUB Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Belgium then turned the information into a computer model that could predict and simulate a macaque’s vocal range based on the physical attributes.Human speech stems from a source sound produced by the larynx that is changed by the positions of the vocal anatomy such as the lips and tongue. They found that a macaque could produce comprehensible vowel sounds — and even full sentences — with its vocal tract if it had the neural ability to speak.”This new result tells us that there’s still a big mystery concerning where human speech came from,” said Laurie Santos, a psychology professor at Yale University.”The paper opens whole new doors for finding the key to the uniqueness of humans’ unparalleled language ability.”If a species as old as a macaque has a vocal tract capable of speech, then we really need to find the reason that this didn’t translate for later primates into the kind of speech sounds that humans produce.”I think that means we’re in for some exciting new answers soon.”Thore Jon Bergman, an assistant professor of psychology and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan, said that the research could help narrow down the origin of human speech.”It looks like mainly neuro-cognitive — as opposed to anatomical — differences contribute to the broader range of sounds we produce relative to other primates,” said Dr Bergman, who is familiar with the research but was not involved in it.”An important part of understanding human uniqueness is to know what our relatives do,” he said. “This study shows that the anatomical capability to make a variety of sounds, as we do with speech, was present long ago. This is useful for understanding the starting point for the evolution of language.”The research was published in the journal Science Advances. 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. A monkey x-ray  It sounds like the gentle whisper of someone proposing marriage.But the recording below is actually the sound of how a monkey could speak, if it had the brain power for language.Scientists at Princeton have discovered that monkeys have a vocal anatomy which is capable of ‘clearly intelligible’ speech, just like humans.So the fact that they don’t speak is down to differences in brain structure which suggests that human speech stems from the unique evolution and is not linked to vocalization-related anatomical differences between humans and primates.”Now nobody can say that it’s something about the vocal anatomy that keeps monkeys from being able to speak — it has to be something in the brain,” said Dr Asif Ghazanfar, a Princeton University.”Even if this finding only applies to macaque monkeys, it would still debunk the idea that it’s the anatomy that limits speech in non-humans. Now, the interesting question is, what is it in the human brain that makes it special?”Previous examinations of primate vocal anatomy conducted on cadavers had concluded that monkeys and apes have a very limited range of sounds they could produce relative to humans.In the new research, the team used x-ray videos to capture the macaque’s vocal anatomy, such as tongue, lips and larynx.  A monkey x-ray last_img read more

BP Energy Outlook 2035 Country and regional insights – Global

first_imgBP projects that by 2035 global energy consumption increases by 37% from today’s levels with virtually all (96%) the growth in non-OECD countries and more than half coming from India and China. Coal demand growth in China and India combined is larger than global growth, more than making up for declines in the rest of the world. Jointly they account for 66% of total coal demand in 2035. Other highlights are:World energy demand is projected to be 37% higher in 2035 with India and China accounting for half the growth. By sector, inputs to power generation account for nearly 60% of the growthGlobal energy intensity in 2035 is half of what it was in 1995 and 36% lower than 2013. However, global energy use per capita is projected to increase by 12%The US becomes energy self-sufficient by 2021. And by 2035 could be exporting 9% of its total energy supply. Meanwhile, China overtakes the EU as the world’s largest importing country/region by 2025Russia remains the largest net exporter of energy with net exports meeting 4% of world energy demand in 2035. Europe remains the largest importer of natural gas while China becomes the world’s largest oil importerBy 2035, over 70% of carbon emissions are produced from the non-OECD, although per capita emissions in the non-OECD are still less than half the OECD level. Total carbon emissions increase by 25%Renewables (including biofuels) account for 8% of total energy consumption in 2035, compared to just 3% todayThe fastest fuel growth is seen in renewables (6.3% per annum). Nuclear (1.8% per annum) and hydro-electric power (1.7% per annum) grow faster than total energy. Among fossil fuels, natural gas grows the fastest (1.9% per annum) with oil (0.8% per annum) marginally ahead of coal (also 0.8% per annum to one decimal place)Consumption of liquid fuels (oil, biofuels and other liquids) rises to 111 Mb/d by 2035, driven by non-OECD transport and industryThe US, Russia and Saudi Arabia supply over a third of global liquids output to 2035. OPEC’s share of the global liquids market in 2035 is 40%, the same as in 2013Natural gas supply reaches nearly 500 Bcf/d by 2035, with the US accounting for nearly 25%. Increased usage in the power and industrial sectors account for over 80% of total demand growthChina overtakes the US as the biggest nuclear producer with its share of the world total rising from 4% today to 30% in 2035.last_img read more

Balic and Ekberg without permission for IHF Super Globe

← Previous Story 6th IHF Super Globe starts in Doha Next Story → Women’s U18 WCh (Montenegro): Golden Danish girls! The latest two biggest transfer in Europe, Ivano Balic to BM Atletico Madrid and Niclas Ekberg (THW Kiel) haven’t reflection on the organiser of IHF Super Globe in Doha. Both players are unable to play for their teams, because they didn’t in the official rosters of the team until official date. They will wait some other ocassion to show their class… BM Atletico MadridDohaIvano BalicNiklas EkbergSuper Globe handballTHW Kiel read more

Careers clinic A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills

first_img“Prior to leaving I’d been working solo but in India I had to readjust to living and working full-time within an organisation. Moreover, because women have less status in India, I definitely had to work harder on my influencing skills in order to convince people I had a brain, that it was useful, and that they could tap in to it.“I wasn’t shy before going to India but it was great to have experienced that because it means now I’m never fazed by seniority or people who think they’re more important than me. I lived a whole year being a ‘lesser citizen’ but still having to do my work every day. These days I feel much more measured in my approach to others and more accepting that one has to prove oneself first.“It also gave me a lot of time to think. I came back refreshed with a much clearer idea of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. As well as focussing on my business, I’m also doing a PhD.“Would I recommend it to others?”“Yes, definitely. People often say I was great to give up a whole year of my life but I never felt like I gave up anything. Of course, I missed my family and friends but I gained so much from it – at least five times more than I put in. It was enriching on so many levels. I came back feeling like it was one of the best things I ever did.”Mary Knox, a retired primary teacher from Waterford, has just returned from volunteering in Cambodia for two years. “I found skills learned as a student teacher many years ago are exactly what developing countries need. In the average school electricity is unknown, slates and chalk or paper and crayons are luxuries used with enthusiasm by children previously expected to sit quietly and just listen. Laughter comes easily to the children here – it was heart-warming to see how they enjoyed the old playground games like, ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?”But more than this, Knox found a whole new lease of life in Cambodia.While I’m not saying it was all fun and games, and I did miss the comforts of home from time to time, volunteering has been a memorable experience that I can honestly recommend as an anti-ageing exercise.It’s easy to forget your age when you travel by motorbike or play hopscotch! Also, I expected younger volunteer colleagues would stick together socially but it was a lovely surprise to discover that nobody noticed age and right from the start I was included in all activities.”VSO are hosting a ‘Meet VSO’ event in Dublin this Saturday (16 February) and also in Belfast (9 March), where they will explain the application process and the type of professionals they are looking to recruit. This event is free but registration is required. To find out more, click here.Elizabeth Hutcheson is a career consultant with www.SliNuaCareers.com, who offer CV preparation, interview training and mock interview services. They have offices in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. For a Free CV Health Check Assessment, click HERE. LAST YEAR 3,000 Irish white-collar professionals volunteered to work in shanty towns, war zones and famine-stricken wildernesses across the globe.Some were involved with programmes such as construction, strategic development, IT and teaching, while others provided medical services or acted as bodyguards for human rights activists.Undoubtedly the chance to give back to the world in tandem with travelling to far-flung parts is an exciting opportunity, particularly for anyone seeking a career break or wondering what to do post-retirement.However, according to a recent survey of returned volunteers by the international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), it doesn’t end there. Many returned volunteers often report that their time overseas was ‘transformative’ or a ‘turning point’ in their lives, with almost half of those surveyed reporting they had developed better leadership abilities and team working skills, while nearly a third of respondents said they were now better at their job.A fifth had changed careers altogether.“The most important impact of volunteering is always on the people we work with in poor countries – working in areas like health, education and developing secure livelihoods,” says VSO Chief Executive Marg Mayne. “But it’s important to recognise that volunteers benefit too, stretching themselves professionally and picking up new skills and confidence.”After many years working as a self-employed management and organisational development consultant, Olive Fives, 48, decided to take the plunge and has recently returned from spending a year in a small village near Calcutta, India.“I went for a mixture of reasons, the main one being I’d always wanted to contribute. That said, it was a huge decision to go and I was terribly nervous about it. I’d spent a long time building up my own consultancy business in Cork and leaving meant having no security of employment when I returned,” she says.However, I’m absolutely delighted I did it. Yes, it means starting over again but it’s been more than worth it. I believe my communication and team-working skills benefited hugely from the constant interaction with different cultures.last_img read more

Une guêpe utilise des coccinelles comme gardes du corps pour sa progéniture

first_imgUne guêpe utilise des coccinelles comme gardes du corps pour sa progénitureUne guêpe parasite a recours à un bien étrange moyen pour protéger sa progéniture. Baptisée Dinocampus coccinellae, elle pond dans une coccinelle, sans tuer cette dernière dont elle se sert comme d’un véritable garde du corps.La majorité des guêpes parasitoïdes pondent leurs oeufs dans le corps d’autres insectes qu’elles tuent. Mais la Dinocampus coccinellae, elle, épargne les coccinelles dont elle se sert pour devenir “le garde du corps de son cocon”, explique le CNRS dans un communiqué. Cette espèce de guêpe parasitoïde et son comportement ont été observés et analysés par des chercheurs du laboratoire Maladies infectieuses et vecteurs et de l’Université de Montréal. Des travaux qui sont publiés le site de Biology Letters.À lire aussiLa dracunculose, quand un ver parasite pénètre et se développe dans le corps humainLes chercheurs ont ainsi découvert que les femelles Dinocampus coccinellae pondaient leurs oeufs dans l’abdomen d’une coccinelle. Pendant la vingtaine de jours que dure le développement larvaire, le parasite s’alimente de ses tissus. Elle s’extrait ensuite de l’abdomen de son hôte sans le tuer, puis tisse son cocon entre les pattes de la coccinelle, qui se trouve en partie paralysée et n’a pas d’autre choix que de conserver ce cocon. Pour les chercheurs, “le comportement atypique de la coccinelle résulte bien d’une manipulation orchestrée par la guêpe afin d’être protégée de la prédation jusqu’à la fin de son développement, c’est-à-dire jusqu’à l’émergence de la guêpe adulte”. Les travaux des scientifiques ont montré que les cocons gardés par une coccinelle vivante s’avéraient bien moins vulnérables par rapport à ceux laissés seuls, ou conservés par le cadavre d’une coccinelle. Ce sont des sécrétions produites par la larve lorsqu’elle s’extrait de l’abdomen de son hôte qui forcerait la coccinelle à garder le cocon.Les chercheurs ont en outre découvert avec surprise qu’environ 25% des coccinelles manipulées par cette étonnante guêpe parasitoïde retrouvent leur comportement une fois la guêpe devenue adulte. Il s’agit d’un “cas très rare de manipulation de comportement réversible”, souligne le CNRS.Le 2 juillet 2011 à 16:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Medvigy leads in Clark County Council race

first_imgRepublican Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy emerged from Tuesday night’s primary election with 58.88 percent of the initial count, compared with the 41.82 percent received by his Democratic challenger, Adrian Cortes.Both candidates advance to November’s general election, where the winner will go on to serve a one-year unexpired term. In Washington, all partisan elections appear on the primary ballot even if only two candidates are seeking the position.The initial count of 19,354 votes on election night suggests that Medvigy could be positioned to prevail in November’s general election.“I’m hopeful,” said Medvigy of the result. “I worked pretty hard, at least I thought so.”Medvigy has only lived in Clark County since 2016. But equipped with a resume that includes stints as a California Superior Court judge, prosecutor and U.S. Army general, he was appointed in January to fill the District 4 vacancy on the Clark County Council. During his time representing the predominantly rural district, Medvigy has taken conservative positions on taxes and spending. Under the county charter, only residents of that district will vote in that race.Cortes, an educator and member of the Battle Ground City Council, has emphasized his community ties to Clark County. He’s also espoused fiscally conservative positions and called for more public involvement in county government.Cortes said he would continue working to get his message in front of voters.“It looks like we need to do some work about closing that gap,” he said.last_img read more

G7 pledges funds to fight Amazon fires

first_imgPORTO VELHO, Brazil — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a “colony.”The pledge by rich countries included $20 million from the G-7 and a separate $11 million from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canada has also offered to send firefighting planes to Brazil.The funds were widely seen as a relatively small amount for dealing with an environmental crisis of such scale, and it was unclear how exactly the money would be administered on the ground. Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, said the aid was welcome and that Brazil should decide how the resources are used.The international pledges came despite tensions between European countries and the Brazilian president, who suggested the West was angling to exploit Brazil’s natural resources.“Look, does anyone help anyone … without something in return? What have they wanted there for so long?” he said to journalists outside the presidential palace.last_img read more

Highway 500 pavement repair work to resume tonight

first_imgWork to repair pavement on state Highway 500 will continue this week with a series of overnight ramp closures.The Washington State Department of Transportation released the following schedule for ramp closures.Tonight to Thursday morning:• The Highway 500 westbound ramps to Interstate 205 northbound and southbound will close 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.• The Highway 500 westbound offramp to Northeast Thurston Way will close 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.Thursday night to Friday morning:• The I-205 southbound ramp to Highway 500 eastbound and Northeast 112th Avenue will close 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.n The Highway 500 eastbound ramp to I-205 northbound and Northeast 112th Avenue will close 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.Friday night to Saturday morning:• The Highway 500 eastbound ramp to I-205 southbound will close 8 p.m. to 10 a.m..• The Highway 500 westbound ramp to I-205 southbound onramp will close 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.Drivers should plan to use alternate routes during the overnight closures and expect delays of up to 20 minutes during lane closures.All work is dependent on the weather and could be postponed due to rain.Highway 500 is used by nearly 60,000 vehicles a day.The state route was last paved in 2002.Heavy use and freeze/thaw cycles have contributed to pavement deterioration.The $6 million project is expected to continue until early fall.last_img read more

3 detained after numerous reports of shots fired from moving truck

first_imgThree people were detained late Wednesday after numerous reports of shots fired in different parts of Vancouver from a moving pickup truck.Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency fielded a flood of calls between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The source of the potential shots was narrowed to a white pickup truck, Vancouver Police Sgt. Kevin Barton said.Around 9 p.m., an officer relayed that he was passed by the truck near Northeast Minnehaha Street and East Fourth Plain Boulevard, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Soon after, police stopped the truck and held three people at gunpoint at the intersection of Minnehaha and Northeast St. Johns Road, according to the scanner. Several streets around the intersection were blocked.A few minutes later, the three occupants of the pickup were detained, Barton said.Police are still investigating the incident. It was not immediately clear if shots were actually fired or whether anyone was injured, Barton said. Some witnesses reported that the truck might have been backfiring as it was driving, according to the scanner.This story will be updated.last_img read more

Bayern Munich clinch the DFB Pokal against RB Leipzig

first_imgWith a double from Lewandowski and an absolute beauty from Kingsley Coman, Bayern Munich completed the German double vs RB Leipzig.The DFB Pokal final last season was a total nightmare for Bayern Munich, they lost the match but they had the chance to get revenge against RB Leipzig.It has been a very complicated season for the German giants, many legends have decided to leave the institution after a long spell at the club.This will certainly give Bayern Munich the chance to reconstruct itself with a new generation of talents, but they still had this DFB Pokal final to play against RB Leipzig.The match started with a great set of appearances from Manuel Neuer, he made a specific save at around the 10th minute after a header from a Leipzig player.Manu made the save and it hit the bar, this was the first of many interventions from the German goalkeeper that saved his squad from certain defeat.It took the Bayern players nearly half an hour to get what they wanted, the first goal of the evening was the most difficult to score and it came from Robert Lewandowski’s header.The Polish striker connected a perfect cross from David Alaba from the left and scored the goal that allowed Bayern to control the rest of the match.The Bavarian squad knew that they had Manuel Neuer on goal, who saved several attempts from RB Leipzig.Great finish by Lewandowski!pic.twitter.com/2ETkuVfNS3— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) May 25, 2019The second half gave us many more saves from Neuer, Bayern struggled to find that second goal and they had to wait until the final 15 minutes to get it.The German goalkeeper would’ve been the MVP of the match if it hadn’t been for Robert Lewandowski, the Polish striker was on point this evening.But Leipzig played a very competitive second half, they became a real problem for the German giants until a moment of genius appeared.French winger Kingsley Coman produced a beautiful solo goal that made everybody in Berlin stand up and clap.The youngster made a turn around that nobody expected and finished with his left foot, this goal is beautiful enough to watch on a loop for hours.With only 13 minutes left on the clock, Bayern Munich finally scored that second goal that allowed them to breathe.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).However, Lewandowski was the player who felt the need to leave his mark on this final.The Polish striker kept looking for his double until he eventually got it, Lewandowski celebrated that second goal with no regrets by taking off his shirt because he knew that the 2019 Pokal was on Bayern Munich’s side.What a touch and what a goal by Coman!pic.twitter.com/5QT39VB5xu— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) May 25, 2019With only a few minutes left on the clock, Joshua Kimmich provided a fantastic assist from his side of the pitch.Lewandowski ran the whole field in order to get this ball with an advantage in front of the goalkeeper, the striker was able to get rid of his marker.When he stood in front of the Leipzig goalie, Robert released a dink over the goalkeeper that allowed him to score his brace and celebrate as we previously mentioned.Needless to say, Lewandowski did receive the MVP of the match award after the final whistle.Bayern Munich didn’t start the season well under manager Niko Kovac but they were able to recover in time.The German giants won the domestic double despite the poor performances they offered at the very start of the season.This is a fitting final match for legendary players such as Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, and Rafinha.After a good season in German football, it is time for this squad to begin their transfer revolution during the summer.We will bring all the news about the biggest movements that Bayern Munich makes over the next three months, we expect them to spend big as many other European clubs will.Goal machine 💪#LewanGOALski #RBLFCB pic.twitter.com/GRFPAoUsNS— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) May 25, 2019How would you grade Bayern Munich’s season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Former Santos president weighs in on Neymar saga

first_imgAccording to the former Santos president, Neymar could have been a Real Madrid player from the beginning if it wasn’t for him.Former Santos president, Marcelo Teixeira, has told sports outlet AS, about how he blocked a Neymar move from Santos to Real Madrid.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…He says the block took place when the player was 14 years old.When asked why Neymar didn’t go to Madrid in 2006, he said:“Neymar was blown away by the ‘galácticos’, but in time we were able to get hold of his father and make him an offer that earned him a million dollars.”“He quickly accepted.”“My whole board of directors told me I was out of my mind, but we all knew Neymar was something special.”“Keeping him was essential to Santos, and to what the side went on to achieve with him at the centre of it.”“It was a difficult decision that I had to make on my own, but it was what had to be done at that moment in time.”He goes on to take all the credit for him not going there in the first place, he said:“Well, if he didn’t end up going there before it’s because I prevented it from happening, by taking the steps that I’ve told you about.”When asked about the current transfer dilemma the plyer is involved in, he said:“Neymar is one of the best players in the world.”“If you look at his individual quality, I think he’s got it in him to rival even [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”“I’m confident we’ll see that happen.”“He’s well advised by his representatives, so far be it for me to tell him what to do.”“[But] my advice to him would be to play football and demonstrate the unique abilities that he possesses, which are the product of hard work and dedication, or course, but most of all God-given talent.”He was very non-committal when asked about his likely destination, he went on to say:“Any team in world football that Neymar decides to join will be getting a top professional who will make the difference out on the pitch.”“We’ll see whether or not he ends up at Madrid; as I say, he’s a player who’d make a difference to any side.”TOYOTA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 14:Hiroki Sakai (L) of Kashiwa Reysol challenge for the ball with Neymar of Santos during the FIFA Club World Cup semi final match between Kashiwa Reysol and Santos at Toyota Stadium on December 14, 2011 in Toyota, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)last_img read more

Sala was exposed to carbon monoxide on flight to Cardiff

first_imgEmiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson were apparently exposed to extremely dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.According to Sky Sports News, the levels that were discovered in the toxicology report from the autopsy carried out on Sala’s body.The report showed that the levels were so high, that it could have caused, a heart attack, seizure or unconsciousness.The plane that Sala was on from France to England, after completing his transfer from Nantes to Cardiff City, disappeared over the British Channel.After three days of search and rescue, efforts were abandoned. Through private funds, his family continued the search and the plane was eventually discovered.Only Sala’s body has ever been recovered. But it is assumed that the pilot was exposed to the same crippling and life-threatening carbon monoxide levels the footballer was.In a document published by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) they said:“Tests on the striker’s body found enough evidence of the harmful gas to cause a heart attack, seizure or unconsciousness.”“It is likely that Mr. Ibbotson was also affected to some extent by exposure to carbon monoxide.”“The gas can reduce or inhibit a pilot’s ability to fly an aircraft depending on the level of that exposure.”“Work is also continuing to investigate pertinent operational, technical, organisational and human factors which might have contributed to the accident.”AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.Emiliano Sala’s family released the following statement after the report:“That dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide have been found in Emiliano’s body raises many questions for the family.”“How he died will be determined at the inquest in due course. The family believes that a detailed technical examination of the plane is necessary.”“The family and the public need to know how the carbon monoxide was able to enter the cabin. Future air safety rests on knowing as much as possible on this issue.”“Emiliano’s family call on the AAIB to salvage the wreckage of the plane without further delay.”Cardiff City issued the following statement:“CCFC is concerned at the AAIB’s latest report which once again highlights that the aircraft used for Emiliano Sala was not appropriate.”“We continue to believe that those who were instrumental in arranging its usage are held to account for this tragedy.”Argentine footballer Sala signed for Cardiff City from French club Nantes for £15m on January 18. It was a record transfer fee for the Welsh side.SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Cardiff City players have a yellow Daffodil and the name Emiliano Sala on their playing shirts in memory of their player who died in a plane crash during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary’s Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)last_img read more

Republican June Cutter to challenge State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 2, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Recent campaign filings show that newly-turned Democrat Assemblyman Brian Maienschein has been giving heavily to San Diego Democrats in the wake of his January party switch.Now he will be challenged by a Republican for that seat in the 2020 election.The opposing 77th State Assembly District candidate, June Cutter, was at KUSI to talk about her campaign. Updated: 8:23 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Republican June Cutter to challenge State Assemblyman Brian Maienschein September 2, 2019last_img read more