first_imgA day after two alleged attacks on veteran CPI(M) leader and MLA Narayan Choudhury, the party on Saturday condemned the incidents and said it had approached the State government just a week back to ensure security of its leaders and workers. The CPI(M) staged a noisy protest rally in Agartala over recent violent incidents in the State. In a statement, the party alleged that BJP workers attacked its supporters and leaders, including Mr. Choudhury, in Bishalgarh sub-division.last_img

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first_imgSudden death, a mysterious and devastating outcome of epilepsy, could result from a brain stem shutdown following a seizure, researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. Although the idea is still preliminary, it’s engendering hope that neurologists are one step closer to intervening before death strikes.Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) has long bedeviled doctors and left heartbroken families in its wake. “It’s as big a mystery as epilepsy itself,” says Jeffrey Noebels, a neurologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and the senior author of the new paper. As its name suggests, SUDEP attacks without warning: People with epilepsy are found dead, often following a seizure, sometimes face down in bed. Many are young—the median age is 20—and patients with uncontrolled generalized seizures, the most severe type, are at highest risk. About 3000 people are thought to die of SUDEP each year in the United States. And doctors have struggled to understand why. “How can you have seizures your whole life, and all of a sudden, it’s your last one?” Noebels asks.In 2013, an international team of researchers described its study of epilepsy patients who had died while on hospital monitoring units. In 10 SUDEP cases for which they had the patients’ heart function and breathing patterns, the authors found that the patients’ cardiorespiratory systems collapsed over several minutes, and their brain activity was severely depressed. “Their EEG went flat after a seizure,” says Stephan Schuele, an epileptologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, who wasn’t involved in the study.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A different piece of the SUDEP puzzle had emerged a few years before, when Noebels’s lab found that mutations in a gene associated with sudden cardiac death in people predisposed mice to epilepsy and SUDEP. Cardiologists then noted that patients with similar cardiac gene mutations also had epilepsy. Although the whole picture was still hazy, this suggested that certain gene mutations might put patients at risk for both brain and heart disorders. The defective gene Noebels studied in mice clearly wasn’t enough to trigger SUDEP on its own, however—many epilepsy patients have similar mutations, but they also have an apparently normal life span.To learn more, Noebels and postdoctoral neuroscientist fellow Isamu Aiba at Baylor created two different SUDEP mouse models. One had mutations in a potassium ion channel gene, which disrupts the normal firing of neurons; another had mutations in a sodium ion channel gene with a similar function. Both genes are linked to SUDEP in people, and the sodium channel mutation can cause Dravet syndrome, a particularly aggressive form of epilepsy in children with a high SUDEP risk.The researchers then induced seizures in the animals and monitored activity in the brain stem and elsewhere in the brain. Nine of 18 mice had what’s called “spreading depolarization” in their brain stem—essentially, a shutdown of electric activity that sweeps across the critical brain region and silences neurons. Spreading depolarization has been recorded in other neurologic conditions, but it usually happens in parts of the brain where it’s not normally fatal. For example, depolarization seems to cause the perceptual “aura” described by migraine sufferers. But in the mouse models of SUDEP, “the spreading depolarization is noxious because it’s occurring in a very critical tissue” that controls breathing and heart function, says Michael Moskowitz, a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, who has studied the phenomenon for years.Noebels and Aiba also found that in 15 animals without the gene mutations, inducing seizures didn’t cause spreading depolarization. Instead, the mice recovered from the seizure afterward—just like most people with epilepsy do.Examining tissue from the animals’ brain stems in the lab, Noebels and Aiba found that they could generate spreading depolarization far more easily in the mutant animals than in normal ones. They also found that the mutant animal tissue responded more readily to their efforts to induce spreading depolarization after death, by changing the chemical solution in which the samples were bathed. Noebels wonders if the gene mutations might make it easier for spreading depolarization to take hold. “The threshold for this kind of event is reduced” by expressing these mutations, Moskowitz agrees.The study, Schuele says, is fascinating. “It’s the first paper that gives us an understanding of the potential mechanism.” Still, there’s much more to do to bolster the theory. He’s curious whether spreading depolarization will show up in other mouse SUDEP models and whether it’s detectable in people who don’t have these rare mutations. It’s also still unclear how seizures might cause spreading depolarization in the brain stem, and how to identify those at highest risk. Some patients are known to have abnormal responses during seizures, such as difficulty breathing or an erratic heart rate, as well as abnormal flattening of electrical activity in their cortexes — all of which might put them at increased risk, Noebels says.There’s hope that certain drugs can inhibit spreading depolarization, including some migraine therapies and antidepressants. If those at highest risk can be identified, Schuele says, it might make sense to “selectively treat patients” with medications that aren’t part of the usual epilepsy regimen.last_img read more

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first_imgWintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “That wasn’t for me,” Westbrook told broadcaster TNT after the game. “That was for my bro. That’s for Nipsey — 20 plus 20 plus 20 … that’s for my bro, rest in peace Nipsey.”Playoff bound but losers of seven of their last 10, the Thunder can use every win they can get in the final week of the regular season.“Each game is important now,” Westbrook said. “I’m just thankful to be able to go out and compete at a high level. I’m thankful to have these teammates, thankful and humbled to be able to go out and play the game I love.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Warriors’ Green, Curry, Durant fined total of $75,000 for referee rants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) runs out and roars to the crowd before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook posted an astonishing triple-double of 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists on Tuesday in another historic display of all-around excellence.Westbrook was already closing in on a third straight season averaging a triple-double — achieving double digits in three key statistical categories in a game.ADVERTISEMENT In the 2016-17 season he set the record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42, averaging a triple-double in that campaign and again last season.With his performance on Tuesday in a 119-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, he joined NBA icon Wilt Chamberlain as the only other player in NBA history to post a triple-double of at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsChamberlain did it in 1968, when he had 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists in a game for the Philadelphia 76ers against Detroit.Westbrook dedicated his performance to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down on Sunday in Los Angeles. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantslast_img read more

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first_imgMumbai, May 22 (PTI) Indian football coach Stephen Constantine today stressed on the need to have intense competition for places in the team, adding no individual can take his spot for granted. The national team camp for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyz Republic kicked off here. Players from Mohun Bagan and JSW Bengaluru FC, will, however, be reporting to the camp in stage 2 after finishing their respective AFC Cup club commitments. “We are looking always for competition and nobody in the team can be assured of their places in the squad,” Constantine said. “We need to ensure that everyone stays in good condition as they have had a very long season. We expect one or two players to be carrying some niggles and we need to look after them,” he added. The squad will be training here for the next fortnight where they also play Nepal in an international friendly at the Andheri Sports Complex on June 6. The match against Kyrgyz Republic is slated to be played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on June 13. “There are newcomers in the side including eight U-22 players. We have selected the players on basis of their club performances. “The players need to possess the character which we are looking for as the willingness to do the work is of paramount importance,” Constantine stated. India are currently ranked 100 as per the May 2017 FIFA rankings. The team had slipped to 171, when the Briton took over in his second stint in February 2015, and touched a record low 173 the same year in March. The list of 35 probables: Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Subrata Paul, Debjit Majumdar, Amrinder Singh, Albino Gomes, Vishal Kaith (U-22). Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar (U-22), Arnab Mondal, Sandesh Jihngan, Anas Edathodika, Chinglensana Singh (U-22), Lalruatthara (U-22), Fuganco Cardozo, Subhasish Bose (U-22), Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala (U-22). Midfielders: Jackichand Singh, Udanta Singh, Laldanmawia Ralte (U-22), Seityasen Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Rowllin Borges, Cavin Lobo, Md. Rafique, Dhanapal Ganesh, Milan Singh, Issac Vanmalsawma (U-22), Halicharan Narzary, Bikash Jairu. Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Daniel Lahlimpuia, Robin Singh, CK Vineeth. PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgWhen India take on Pakistan, it’s more than just a game and billions of people around the world have their eyes glued to the game.Despite the London terror strikes late Sunday night and rain, people filled up the stands to watch the blockbuster Champions Trophy 2017 clash unfold at Edgbaston.With the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus being held some 172 kms away at Cardiff, celebrities from India and chose to get the best of both worlds.And leading the brigade at Birmingham was Sachin Tendulkar, who was seen hovering around the stands in a black shirt and dark shades. Actor Dhanush was also present at the ground and he also tweeted a photo with the Master Blaster himself.The Master is cheering for #TeamIndia #CT17 #INDvPAK – @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/DJgUhAQLZz- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2017Look who’s here! ?? #INDvPAK #CT17 pic.twitter.com/SfZ5xYEgYK- ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2017???? vs Pak #CT17 – It is raining again here at Birmingham. Get your umbrellas out #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/LhjmrIYFJA- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2017Time to smile! We’re getting back underway! Pakistan now need 289 runs off 41 overs to win! #INDvPAK #CT17 https://t.co/1yFDQo21vs pic.twitter.com/OqtUMcUbyZ- ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2017Also present at Edgbaston was ace photographer Neerja producer Atul Kasbekar, who was also at the National Stadium last night to watch the UEFA Champions League final.Barring the celebrities, the crowd also turned up in huge numbers to enjoy the cross-border rivals fight it out on the pitch on an overcast day in England.advertisement Reuters PhotoReuters PhotoReuters PhotoReuters Photolast_img read more

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first_imgFor most of the high-end phones, 5G connectivity will come in 2019. For the Moto Z3, a phone launched last night by Motorola in the US, it is already here. The Moto Z3 is world’s first phone with support for 5G network, even though such a network is not yet available publicly. Sort of.Motorola’s new flagship device is an amped up version of its Moto Z3 Play and it will hit the stores in the US on August 16. But before we tell you how this phone transforms into a machine running on super speeds, let’s talk about what’s new in the new Moto Z3. The Moto Z3 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, which is unlike most smartphone releases this year that feature Snapdragon 845 chipset. It comes with a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP primary and secondary sensors, and an 8MP selfie camera.The phone comes with a 6-inch sAMOLED display and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. It sports 4GB RAM with 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card. The phone uses a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery, which comes with support for Turbopower, or in other less fancy words fast charging. The phone is priced at $480 in the US.Now about that 5G support. The Moto Z3 has been launched along with Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod. 5G Moto Mod works on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem which supports 5G connectivity and comes with an extra 2,000mAh battery. While the pricing of 5G Moto Mod hasn’t been unveiled yet, Motorola is offering the device for just $50 for a limited time.advertisementALSO READ: Moto Z3 launched with Snapdragon 835 chipset, dual 12-megapixel rear camerasOnce connected with the Moto Mod, Moto Z3 will work on 5G speeds in four cities in the US, when those cities get 5G network. Verizon will be rolling out its 5G network in four cities in the US which includes Houstan, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the fourth city which will be announced later. However, users will have to wait till 2019 to use Moto Z3 to use its 5G connectivity in the country.last_img read more

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first_imgChandigarh, Aug 13 (PTI) Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has sought from the Centre the redressal of grievances of people living in the border area.He submitted a memorandum in this regard to Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday who dedicated 280 feet-long historic bridge at Hussainiwala to the nation in Ferozepur.Sodhi said he had demanded that the compensation amount to the farmers, having land outside the barbed wire fence in the border area, should be increased to Rs 20,000.Besides, the Army should issue no objection certificate to farmers for electricity connections to operate the tube-wells for better maintenance of their crops.The ownership rights should be given to the poor farmers who cultivate the land outside the barbed wire fence, he sought.Sodhi said that he also apprised the Union minister regarding the problems being faced by the people of the cantonment area.The permission should be granted to repair the buildings in the cantonment area which are in a dilapidated condition. The Cantonment Act, 2006 must be suitably amended to ensure that there is no interference of the Army in the civil area, he said in a release here.The lease of the properties which have expired must be renewed and the policy for making these freehold should be made. The public representatives must be involved while making the land policy. PTI CHS KJKJlast_img read more

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first_imgHOW MANY WORLD CUPS HAS ADIDAS TEAM ARGENTINA WON?Click here to answerWATCH CARNIBALL 2018, ONE QUESTION ON EACH MATCH DAYVIEWERS TO SEND IN THEIR ANSWERS AT Indiatoday.In/Sports/Fifa-World-Cup-2018SEND US YOUR ANSWERS ALONG WITH YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS & CONTACT NUMBERCONTEST FROM JUNE 14TH – 15TH JULY 2018, EACH DAY ONE WINNERWINNER WILL GET ADIDAS TELSTAR 18 FOOTBALLlast_img

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first_imgI remember one of my first Vawdon Cup games against the champions, the Canterbury Women’s Open team. All through the warm-up there was talk about this “Weezo” chick, her sister “Bear” and their teammate “Dot”. As we walked onto the field, I still had no clue who they were and what they were capable of. Just one tap off into the game, I learned very quickly who Weezo, Bear and Dot were. Kristie Jenkins, also known as “Dot”, was the woman who put me to shame in one of my first premier league games – the Australian Mixed Opens representative, NSW Women’s Open representative, and one of my best mates today, was known for her speed. Louise “Weezo” and Claire “Bear” Winchester were Australian Women’s Open and NSW Women’s Open sisters and, still to this day, two of the greatest players to come through the ranks of women’s touch football. Growing up playing against the likes of these women constantly motivated me to train hard, run faster and be better. Barry was the Manly Women’s Premier league (MWPL) coach. Laura had been playing and training with the WPL and told me stories about him. He was known for his dreadful fitness sessions and tough personality, but he was one of the best coaches she’d had. Barry invited me to one of his sessions. He asked if I wanted to have a run with the big girls, and me thinking I was a big girl already, accepted the offer in a heart beat. (Turns out I’d only been a big fish in a small pond.)We lost to Queensland in the final that day. Although I was heartbroken, my focus shifted to having a run with Barry and the MWPL team. In the team were the likes of Jenna Hitch, Edith Nathan, Rachel Cleave, Chloe Donovan, Jess Beaky and the incredible Sarah Peattie. All homegrown heroes of the club. It took one training session and a Vawdon Cup game for me to quickly learn my place in the Women’s game. Little fish, big PondAhead of the Open Trans Tasman 2018, Australian Women’s player Danielle Davis has started a blog. Here’s an edited extract of one of her recent posts… Just like in the the NRL, the fiery competitiveness between NSW and Queensland burns strong through all levels and ages in Touch, and I was ready to take them on. My teammate at the time, and now Australian Women’s Open Player, Laura Peattie, pulled me aside. “There’s someone that wants to meet you.” I hoped she was referring to a talent scout, selector or Australian coach. I was let down. It was only a Manly Coach by the name of Barry Gibson. Sitting here looking back now, I laugh about how wrong I was for feeling let down. Adelaide, 2009. I was representing the NSW U15’s All Schools team coached by the NSWCHS legend “Rhino” (Ian Ryan). By then I’d been coached by a number of coaches from all around NSW, however, Ian was different. Aside from his hilarious dry sense of humour, he was a great coach. He was passionate, fun, and had created an amazing culture within the team. He was the first coach to really believe in me and tell me that I had what it took to play in the Green and Gold one day. It was from that tournament on that I took Touch seriously. No more Little Athletics, no more Saturday morning surfs with dad, no more netball or soccer. My entire focus was on Touch. I played many sports while I was young, but none of them made me buzz the way I did when I played footy. I became a #touchhead. Finals day rolled around in Adelaide, and after being beaten by Queensland in the round games, we were all feeling very nervous about playing them in the Grand Final. I remember walking off the field from my Semi Final, having played one of the best games I’d played in that tournament, according to dad. (He was my toughest critic, though not anymore thanks to [my boyfriend] Pete and [his mother] Kerry Norman!). After speaking to dad, I felt confident going into the final. Barry was with his wife Michelle at the time, and she’s someone I owe a lot of my touch career to. If it wasn’t for Michelle pestering Barry to watch me play at that All Schools tournament, I probably would’ve stuck to surfing with Dad on Saturday mornings and be on the WSL tour by now… just kidding! Barry introduced himself and Michelle and asked me where I was from. “Cromer,” I said, “Where’s that?” he asked, like most people do. “It’s near Manly,” I replied. “Wait, so you play at Manly Touch?” Barry asked. I told him I played Junior State Cup, and Friday nights with my friends down at Nolan’s Reserve. “So you don’t play Vawdon Cup?” Barry asked. “What’s Vawdon Cup?”.  I trained with the MWPL  team to see the rest of the 2009 Vawdon Cup season out. At the end of that season, Barry started harping on about all this “Senior State Cup” stuff. “ANOTHER state cup,” I thought to myself. “How the hell are mum and dad going to afford this too?!” Not to mention the fact my body was going into meltdown from all the Touch I had played that year. I was young though, and fit, and I was ready for anything… or so I thought. I agreed to train and trial for the State Cup team that year. I made the team and would soon compete in my first ever NSW Senior State Cup.  To read more of Danni’s blogs and see pictures, head to the Danni Diaries.last_img read more

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first_imgTwo players wearing Ohio State hats.Twitter/@BleacherReport.Ohio State recruiting has been crazy for years under Urban Meyer. The 2017 class may be kicking things up to a new level.The Buckeyes’ chances to eclipse Alabama and claim the No. 1 recruiting class is bolstered today, with the pick-up of a pair of the nation’s best wide receivers. Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey, two five-star pass catchers, teamed up to announced their commitment to Ohio State.In the video, the two face off in a dodgeball game, with teammates representing the other teams on their respective list. At the end, it becomes a one-on-one between Grimes and Lindsey, and rather than finish the game, they dap up and don Ohio State caps.What happens when two top-5 WRs enter the dodgeball arena with commitments on the line?https://t.co/axiRdRpkqi— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2016The pair notably attended Ohio State’s “Friday Night Lights” camp together back in July. Now, they are officially in the same Buckeye recruiting class.Grimes took to Twitter to acknowledge the change of plans in his recruitment. He was originally set to commit later this week.❕❗️ CHANGE OF PLANS ❗️❕I have Officially Committed to Play Football At …….. ????https://t.co/JEtmCz45t8 pic.twitter.com/z3jmWHREtd— GrimeTime™ (@TrevonGrimes7) August 22, 2016With the double commitment, Ohio State has the nation’s top class, headlined by six five-star recruits. Grimes and Lindsey are joined by tackle Josh Myers, guard Wyatt Davis, cornerback Shaun Wade, and defensive end Chase Young.247Sports ranks Grimes the No. 3 wide receiver in the class and the No. 3 player in the state of Florida, perhaps the most talent-rich football state in the country.Lindsey is ranked No. 5 among all receivers, and No. 1 in the state of Nevada. He recently transferred back to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, where he will play with fellow Ohio State commit Tate Martell, one of the nation’s best quarterbacks. Back in early July, Martell referred to he, Grimes, and Lindsey as “the future trio.” Clearly, he had a pretty good idea of where they would end up.With these two additions, another Martell prediction may come true. A few days after hanging with the two new Buckeyes at The Opening, he said that the Buckeyes’ 2017 class would go down as the “best of all-time.” We won’t really know if that is a fact until 2021 or 2022, but it is hard to doubt Ohio State recruiting right now.last_img read more

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first_imgToday is Arbor Day. Surprised? We don’t blame you. When it comes to underappreciated holidays, Arbor Day is right up there with Flag Day and National Sea Monkey Day (May 16 — look it up). In case you don’t know, Arbor Day is a day on which people all over the world are encouraged to plant and maintain trees. You can hug a few trees if you want, but you should know it doesn’t really do anything for them.If you don’t have the time to plant a tree, we encourage you to make a purchase that will lead to a tree being planted. How can you do that? Well, The Arbor Collective — an aptly named snowboard, skateboard, and clothing brand based in California — has made planting trees an important part of their enterprise.  For every product sold, The Arbor Collective donates to environmentally friendly organizations via their “Returning Roots” program. It should come as no surprise that The Arbor Collective donates to the Arbor Day Foundation; however, the bulk of their donations go to the Hawaiian Legacy Rainforest Initiative, which in turn works to preserve and restore the koa forests of Hawaii. The hardwood from koa trees is extremely sought after, and forests have disappeared as a result. With some help from The Arbor Collective, the HLRI has planted more than 300,000 trees on 800 acres of land. Related: The Manual’s Top Five Cruising LongboardsOf course, The Arbor Collective isn’t just a vessel for charitable giving; they also make dynamite products in an environmentally responsible manner. Their snowboards and skateboards — crafted by a cooperative of designers and artists — can be found in retail stores all over the country. If you’re more of an online shopper, you should check out their beer koozies, whiskey glasses, flasks, and water bottles; as well as their t-shirts, fleeces, headwear, and other kinds of apparel.  Whether you’re a snowboarder, a skateboarder, a guy who likes trees, or all of the above, consider observing Arbor Day with a tasty item from The Arbor Collective. You might as well take care of some trees while you take care of yourself.Check out The Arbor Collective’s online shopFeature image taken by Dustin Damron Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bagslast_img read more

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first_imgLe ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être a fermé la plage Bayswater du comté de Lunenburg à la baignade en raison d’un compte élevé de bactéries. La plage sera ouverte de nouveau quand les tests montreront que l’eau est sans danger. Pour vérifier l’état des plages, communiquez avec la ligne d’information sur les plages du Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service au 902-477-6168 ou consultez le www.nsls.ns.ca (en anglais seulement). On rappelle au public que la surveillance effectuée par les sauveteurs du Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service prendra fin le dimanche 30 août à 18 h.last_img read more

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first_imgCALGARY — Canada’s finance minister says the best way to convince a skeptical oilpatch that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Ottawa approved Tuesday will actually be built is to go ahead and build it.Bill Morneau told reporters after giving a speech in downtown Calgary that the $7.4-billion project to triple capacity on the line from Edmonton to the West Coast is moving ahead with getting permits.He repeated a commitment made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday that construction on the project will begin in this year’s building season, without being specific as to exactly when.In his speech to the Economic Club of Canada, Morneau acknowledged the “huge amount of anxiety” in Calgary over the future of the oil and gas sector despite the federal approval nearly 10 months after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the pipeline’s 2016 approval.He insisted Canada can approve pipelines and still battle climate change, drawing a link between the issue of global warming and Western Canada’s wildfire problem this spring.But much of the speech was devoted to an election-style listing of his government’s economic accomplishments over the past three years — a federal election is expected in October.“What we said yesterday was that we renewed that (pipeline) approval,” Morneau told reporters.“What’s happening today is we’re back at work. The re-permitting is happening starting today. We are going to get work going this construction season. I want people in Alberta and people across the country to know that intent is real.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rabat – The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced a German national woman of Moroccan origin to death by hanging for joining the jihadist group Daesh in Syria and Iraq.The Judge and spokesman of the court, Abdel Settar Bayraqdar, said in a statement that the German national, who was captured by Iraqi forces during the battle in the northern city Mosul last year, was convicted for providing “logistical support and assistance to the terrorist organization in committing crimes.”“She confessed during interrogations that she traveled from Germany to Syria and then joined Daesh in Iraq with her two daughters who then married members of the terrorist organization,” Birqdar said, declining to identify her by name. This is the first time that the Iraqi justice system condemned to death a foreign woman for joining the militant group. The same court, in late September, sentenced to death (by hanging) a Russian man who confessed participating in “terrorist operations” in Mosul since 2015.After a nine-month of counteroffensive, Iraqi forces succeeded in driving Daesh out of all the urban centers of Iraq in late 2017.The Iraqi authorities have never officially indicated the number of foreign detainees it holds. However, it is believed that Iraq is now holding more than 1300 foreign women and children following the operation in Mosul. They include nationals from 14 countries, many of whom will be tried in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.In July, the German justice ministry announced that a 16-year-old German girl, named Linda W., who had joined Daesh had also been arrested in Mosul. After being interviewed by German press, the teenager appeared to show regret for joining the group. “I just want to get away from here, i just want to get away from the war, from the many weapons, from the noise,” she said.“I just want to go home to my family,” Linda added. read more

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on PG&E bankruptcy filing (all times local):1:30 a.m.The largest utility in the U.S. has filed for bankruptcy as it faces billions of dollars in potential damages from wildfires in California.Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. filed documents in a U.S. court Tuesday seeking Chapter 11 reorganization. The move comes despite state investigators determining last week that the utility’s equipment was not to blame for a 2017 fire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country.The company cited hundreds of lawsuits from victims of that blaze and others in 2017 and 2018 when it announced this month that it planned to file for bankruptcy.It’s already facing lawsuits over a November blaze in the town of Paradise that killed at least 86 people and destroyed 15,000 homes, though its cause is still under investigation.___10:00 p.m.California regulators are poised to remove a major hurdle to a planned bankruptcy filing by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Monday at a hastily announced meeting to allow PG&E to immediately obtain credit and loans while it’s under Chapter 11. PG&E normally needs to go through a lengthy approval process for such financing. Monday’s decision exempted it from that requirement.PG&E announced earlier this month that it will file for bankruptcy in the face of billions of dollars in potential damages from catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018.The company later said it had lined up $5.5 billion in credit and loans that would allow it to continue operating in bankruptcy.California regulators are poised for a bankruptcy declaration by the nation’s largest utility as it faces billions of dollars in potential damages from wildfires in the state.Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. had said the decision could come Tuesday. The California Public Utilities Commission scrambled ahead of the deadline to ensure PG&E would have financing that the company says it would need to continue providing electric and gas service under Chapter 11.The four members of the commission voted unanimously Monday at a raucous, hastily announced meeting to exempt PG&E from a longer approval process for bankruptcy credit and loans.The decision cleared a major obstacle to the company’s planned bankruptcy filing, but also likely set off a yearslong court battle.The Associated Press read more

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Sri Lankans were among 476 illegal migrants detained in Turkey, the Anadolu Agency website reported.The news agency said that the security forces on Wednesday held a total of 476 undocumented migrants across Turkey. The migrants were planning to cross into the Greek island of Lesbos, the sources said. Among the migrants were nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.In the northwestern Edirne province, security personnel held a total of 366 undocumented migrants.Security units rounded up the migrants during patrols in Kemalkoy, Bosnakoy and Ahirkoy villages, and Uzunkopru, Ipsala and Lalapasa districts. Separately in the central Anatolian Sivas province, police stopped a passenger bus for a routine control on the Sivas-Erzincan highway, and rounded up 14 undocumented Afghan migrants.In the eastern Elazig province, after being alerted to the presence of too many people on board a bus along the Elazig-Bingol road, gendarmerie forces detained 22 migrants. In the northwestern Canakkale province, the gendarme forces rounded up 74 Afghans and Syrians in the Ayvacik district, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The migrants included Syrians, Algerians, Palestinians, Moroccans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Afghans, Bangladeshis, and Eritreans. All migrants were referred to provincial migration authorities.Turkey has been the main route for migrants trying to cross into Europe, especially since the beginning of the civil war in Syria. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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CNOOC’s $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen clears final regulatory hurdle by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 12, 2013 10:05 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – A U.S. agency has given the final approval required for the acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) by CNOOC, one of China’s largest energy companies.The US$15.1-billion friendly takeover had broad implications in Canada and elsewhere due to Nexen’s extensive holdings in Alberta’s oilsands, Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.Nexen says the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has now given its approval, clearing the way to close the deal in the week of Feb. 25.Shares in the Calgary company were up 60 cents to $27.53 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Canada approved the deal in December after extensive debate about ownership of major resources by foreign state-owned entities such as CNOOC.The Harper government approved the Nexen takeover under the old rules but introduced new guidelines that will limit similar deals in the future.China, Britain and the European Union have also given their go ahead for the Nexen takeover. read more

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Brock University’s Homecoming Weekend is right around the corner and registration is now open.There’s an action-packed weekend planned for Sept. 16-18 and hundreds of Badgers will be back on campus.The weekend kicks off Friday night with a tailgate party outside the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts downtown for the RBC Steel Blade Hockey Classic, being held for the first time at the Meridian Centre. The Brock Badgers will take on their rivals the Guelph Gryphons, in what is sure to be a game for the record books. Get hyped-up with some food and face painting before the game, then join us afterwards at Mansion House for a victory drink and music from crowd favourite, Pat Hewitt.Festivities continue on Saturday with an assortment of varsity athletic games, reunions, wine tastings, children’s activities and more.Come out and toast your fellow alumni at the Alumni Recognition Reception. Anyone who graduated 25 or more years ago will receive their signature cameo pin presented by newly appointed President and Vice-Chancellor Wendy Cukier (BA ’77). Fellow alumnus Ryan Pallotta (BSM ’09) will receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni award for his achievements in the film industry, as well as awards presented to winners from other Brock faculties.Round out your Homecoming on a high note at our signature Red Dinner on Saturday night. For $35, you will enjoy the culinary stylings of local food trucks including Gorilla Cheese, The Yellow Pear, Tony’s Corner StrEATery and Bombero’s Nachos. Your ticket also includes a complimentary glass of local wine or beer, an appetizer and dessert buffet. The evening will feature musical entertainment by solo guitarist Brad Battle. Be sure to register by Aug. 1 to enjoy this early bird pricing.Whether you attend with fellow graduates, family or friends, this Homecoming has something for everyone. Be sure to register before tickets sell out! read more

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Kason Harrell scored 24 points, John Konchar had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Fort Wayne held on for a 68-65 win over Akron on Wednesday night.Konchar, who also had four assists and three steals, became the program’s career rebound leader with 966 and Harrell, a junior who has 1,021 career points, became the 16th player in Fort Wayne history to score at least 1,000.Loren Crist Jackson’s layup capped a 13-4 run and gave Akron (6-2) its first lead with 2:43 to play. Harrell answered with a layup 21 seconds later and then hit two free throws to make it 66-63 with 1:28 remaining. Jackson’s two foul shots pulled the Zips back within one point with 77 seconds left but they didn’t score again. Konchar had a steal and then made two free throws that ended the scoring with seven seconds left, Daniel Utomi missed a potential tying 3 at the buzzer.Utomi scored 13 of his 24 points, and Jackson added 10 of his 12, in the second half.Konchar’s 3-point play gave Fort Wayne (6-5) its biggest lead at 53-34 with 12:44 to go. Jimond Ivey and Channel Banks hit back-to-back 3s to pull Akron within five points about four minutes later.The Associated Press read more

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first_imgTourists take pictures, unaware of the risks of sudden rockfalls along the Chalk cliffsCredit:Alamy On Thursday rescue teams said they had uncovered the body of a woman at the Seven Sisters cliffs near Cuckmere Haven. They believed the woman may have fallen from the clifftop.  A jet skier was also rescued by Newhaven Coastguard after he hit a submerged object in the water and came off his craft.Although his leg was badly injured, he managed to scramble onto a small cliff ledge about 10ft up to escape the incoming tide and the choppy seas and rocks below.Coastguard Rescue Teams along with the Newhaven Lifeboat were sent to the scene but it became apparent that the Lifeboat weren’t able to reach him in his precarious position. Rescue of a jet skier by Newhaven Coastguard, Eastbourne and Birling GapCredit:PA But tourists have been spotted perching on the edge of cliffs at Birling Gap, in East Sussex to pose for pictures over the weekend. People pose for photos on the edge of cliffs above Birling Gap close to where a large part of the Seven Sisters Cliffs collapsed in East Sussex Friday  People pose for photos on the edge of cliffs above Birling Gap close to where a large part of the Seven Sisters Cliffs collapsed in East Sussex Friday Credit:Christopher Pledger  Rescue of a jet skier by Newhaven Coastguard, Eastbourne and Birling Gap Unaware of the risks of sudden rockfalls along the Chalk cliffs Daredevil tourists have been risking selfies on cliff edges just a few miles from the site of a major cliff fall.Warnings were issued to coastal walkers last week after there were three major cliff falls near Seaford Head. A spokeswoman for the National Coastguard and Maritime Agency urged people to stay on footpaths and to avoid cliff edges after thousands of tonnes of rubble collapsed from a cliff last week.She said: “The cliff is very unstable, people should stay away from those cliffs it is not a safe place to be.” Tourists pose for pictures, unaware of the risks of sudden rockfalls along the Chalk cliffsCredit:Alamy Unaware of the risks of sudden rockfalls along the Chalk cliffs A cliff technician was lowered down the 180ft cliff and recovered the casualty to the waiting paramedics at the cliff top. 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

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