‘Rabid Dog’ Causes ‘Two Deaths, One Injury’ in Sinoe

first_imgA ‘mad dog’ in Borkoum-Jedeh District in Sinoe County has reportedly caused two deaths, and has left a third person, a police officer, with an injured foot.The surviving officer, Patrolman Isaac Woryah Bleetahn, is a member of the Police Support Unit (PSU) of the Liberia National Police (LNP).According to reports, the two who died from their wounds were a government health worker and a son of an unidentified police officer.The remaining victim was —until recently— assigned at the Government Camp, Borkoum-Jedeh District in Sinoe County, where he was attacked by the dog and was fortunate enough to be surviving and telling his story.As a result of the dog’s bite, family members of the affected officer had brought him to Monrovia to seek medical attention.Patrolman Isaac Woryah Bleetahn, who walked into the McDonald Street offices of the Daily Observer on Wednesday with the help of a family member, told our reporter that since the unidentified wild dog bit him the condition of his left foot has rapidly deteriorated.The incident, according to officer Bleetahn, occurred on November 16, 2013, while he was on his regular police patrol. He is one of the longest serving police officers assigned in the county (2005-present.)“Following the incident, I experienced severe pain in my entire body and started to have issues with my motor functions. The bite became infected and I nearly became paralyzed,” Patrolman Bleetahn lamented. According to him, prior to his encounter with the dog, two other persons including a son of another police officer in the county, and a medical practitioner were reportedly bitten by the same dog, which subsequently took their lives away.He said that the deceased family members had attributed their death to ‘witches,’ while medical practitioners in the area believe it was due to rabies–a disease often associated with dog bites.Meanwhile, officer Bleetahn has launched an S.O.S. appeal to the Sinoe County Legislative Caucus along with the superintendent, elders and traditional leaders as well as the county’s various youth organizations to lend a helping hand so he could seek advanced medical attention.“I want to get well and get back on my feet once again so I can return to serve the good people of Sinoe,” Patrolman Bleetahn cried.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Street Child to Identify Support for Ebola Victimized Children

first_imgProviding support to children whose parents have died due to the Ebola outbreak in the country should claim the attention of humanitarian organizations, Mr. Michael John Bull, program director of Street Child of Liberia, SCOL, has said.Bull told newsmen yesterday in Monrovia that his organization is concerned about children who have lost parents to the Ebola virus.“We have discussed the issue,” Bull said, “and Street Child will trace relatives of children whose parents died as a result of the Ebola virus.“Our intervention will include providing them counseling to help them cope with what others may say in the community; also we’ll provide them with emergency food as well as grants to such families to help take care of them through a business assistance scheme.”He said as a child advocate organization, he understands the negative effects on such children, and therefore believes that such intervention is critical to help them.“What we (SCOL) are doing is to visit communities and collect information on such children and then we can begin to work with family members,” Bull said.Bull noted that parents who may be suffering from any of the symptoms associated with Ebola should ensure that their children are separated from them.He said Street Child of Liberia is concerned about the future of such children, particularly as the Ebola virus is causing many deaths in the country.“As we continue to fight the scourge of Ebola,” Bull said, “we must also protect the most vulnerable members of our family, who are our children.”He re-echoed the need for parents to educate their children to follow preventive methods in the fight against the Ebola virus.Street Child of Liberia has reunified more than four hundred street children through education, including nine who participated in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil, last March.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt anticipates greater international cooperation – Nagamootoo

first_imgFight against the drug tradeThe Government of Guyana is looking forward to continued assistance from the United States of America andPrime MinisterMoses Nagamootooother developed countries in the fight against the illicit drug trade locally.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo during the US Independence Day reception on Wednesday evening declared that Guyana was willing to further collaborate with the US in areas that would improve the country’s efforts in combating narco-trafficking.“Drug trafficking is not just an American problem. It is also a danger to the integrity of the rule of law in small states. It is in Guyana’s interest to collaborate with friendly Governments like the US to rid ourselves of the stigma of being a transit point for illicit drugs,” he said as he read a prepared speech on behalf of President David Granger.In this regard, the Prime Minister stated that Guyana would welcome further assistance in boosting the capacity of local law enforcement agencies to clamp down on the illegal drug trade.Earlier this year, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) opened its office in Guyana with promises to destroy and dismantle local drug networks.US Ambassador Perry Holloway had announced that its law enforcement agents have been keeping an eye on a local drug ring; however, he declined to mention specific cases for security purposes.He had previously underscored that while there was no magic bullet to rid any society of narcotics trafficking, in the period of months and years, all of sudden there would be greater information available, adding that information was how these types of crimes are dissolved.During a recent interview with Guyana Times, outgoing US Chargé d’Affaires Brian Hunt had noted that the DEA has been actively working with the local agencies to continue to track largely, the cocaine trade – which he claimed was the biggest problem.“We talked about counter-narcotics. In Guyana’s case, really it’s counter-cocaine – that is the bulk of what is moving through this country,” Hunt stated.He added that “we are making very good head-way in identifying and seizing the product as it moves through Guyana. And as we identify and seize the product, we get a clearer and clearer picture of who is involved in the cocaine trade”.Hunt said steps were likely to be taken very soon to see the extradition of suspects from Guyana to the United States to stand trial in those cases where there was a US nexus.last_img read more

Arsenal ‘still behind Chelsea and Man City’ in Premier League title race, admits Gunners hero

first_imgArsenal legend Alan Smith has told talkSPORT he believes his former side have no chance of competing with Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title this season.After a productive summer transfer window, with the arrivals of forward pair Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Danny Welbeck from Manchester United giving Arsene Wenger an much needed attacking boost, the Gunners are confident of following up last season’s FA Cup triumph with more silverware.However, Highbury favourite Smith – who won two First Division titles during eight seasons in north London – believes they still have a way to go to finally challenge for the top flight crown again.“Another trophy would be great this season, but I can’t see them winning the title, I really can’t,” Smith told My Sporting Life.“They’re still a few furlongs behind Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as they might have done in the summer transfer window.“I think they have moved forward with the signings of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and [teenage defender] Calum Chambers, but I still think they are weak in terms of protecting the back-four.“Realistically you’re looking at another top-four finish, and maybe they can nick a cup again, but unfortunately I still don’t see them as title challengers.”Tune into to My Sporting Life from 10pm on Sunday night to hear the full interview with former Arsenal striker Alan Smith. Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy 1last_img read more

Man Utd defensive target included in La Liga Team of the Year

first_imgJust three players included in La Liga’s Team of The Year don’t currently ply their trade for either Barcelona or Real Madrid.Spain’s top two clubs benefit from a wealth of talent and it’s no surprise to see their ranks dominate the cream of the crop that the nation has to offer.However, extra kudos must be awarded to those that have done enough to be recognised, despite not featuring for the country’s traditional powerhouses.Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, who scored a total of 22 goals last season, has managed to edge out Brazilian superstar Neymar for a place in the front line alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.Meanwhile, Nicolas Otamendi, the latest man to be heralded as the solution to Manchester United’s defensive problems, has earned a deserved place in the heart of defence.REVEALED: Top 10 players linked with a move to Old Trafford this summerThe 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine debut season with Los Che, but they now face a battle to retain the Argentine’s services, given the calibre of clubs that are interested in his signature.Finally, Sevilla’s defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak has been deemed worthy of a place in the centre of the park, flanked by James Rodriguez and Ivan Rakitic.The Poland international has attracted interest from Arsenal, who are in need of an enforcer that can complement the talent of Francis Coquelin.The 25-year-old recently changed his agent, which has put the Gunners on alert as he could be on his way out of the Andalusian outfit before the end of the summer.You can see the full La Liga Team of The Year, as voted by the website’s writers,  in the graphic below: 2 Nicolas Otamendi center_img 2last_img read more

17-year-old girl charged in deadly crash

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe occupants of two other cars hit as a result of the collision suffered minor injuries, according to investigators. Along with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, the girl is accused in a Juvenile Court petition of one felony count each of evading an officer causing death, evading an officer causing injury, and reckless driving causing specified injury. She also is charged with a misdemeanor count of speed contest causing injury. The girl, who was treated at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center for minor injuries, is being detained at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. A teenage girl accused of racing with another driver and leading San Gabriel police on a high-speed chase that ended with the death of a 19-year-old woman will be arraigned today on vehicular manslaughter and other charges. The 17-year-old Rosemead girl, whose name is not being released because of her age, will be arraigned in Eastlake Juvenile Court in Los Angeles. She is accused of racing a white Ford Focus against another driver in a black Scion, then accelerating to about 80 mph as a San Gabriel police officer tried to stop the two cars just before 12:15 a.m. Sunday. The teen allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Las Tunas Drive and Rosemead Boulevard and broadsided a Lexus ES300 driven by Angela My Chung, who died of severe head trauma and internal injuries, police said. last_img read more

GAA news: Danny leads Milford to Division 2 title

first_imgMilford GAA Club notesIntermediate Championship*CLG BnaG v Naomh Columba & Naomh BridConvoy, Saturday 24th @ 3pm & 4.30pmIn a change to what was previously announced the Championship Quarter Finals will now take place on Saturday 24th instead of Friday 23rd. Both teams are still in the same venue and both games will still take place in Convoy. Throw in for the Reserve game is now 3pm with the Seniors at 4.30pm. All support greatly appreciated *Division 2*CLG BnaG 4-11 Malin 1-13Congratulations to Danny, Paul and all the players and management who collected the Division 2 title with a win over Malin yesterday. It was an entertaining game with both teams trying to play quick free flowing football. Malin were preparing for a Senior QF against Dungloe next week and the first half was a tight affair. Na Galloglaigh could possibly have been further ahead at the break but a purple patch for Malin in the last 5 minutes of the first half seen the half time score at 0-8 to 0-7 to the hosts.In the second half however Na Galloglaigh got their purple patch with quick goals from Cathal Mc Gettigan and Luke Barrett stretching their lead. Again though Malin fought back and got a goal themselves to close the gap to just a point before further goals from McGettigan and Darragh Black ended the game as a contest to see Na Galloglaigh run out comfortable winners 4-11 to 1-13. Afterwards captain Paddy Peoples collected the Division 2 trophy from Frankie Doherty and attention now turns to the Intermediate quarter final against Naomh Brid next Saturday. That game has a 4.30pm throw in in Convoy and it would be great to see the fantastic support displayed yesterday repeated next week in Convoy.Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Barry McNulty, Sean Black, Tj Evesson (0-1), Gary Merritt (0-2), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Luke Barrett (1-2), Cathal McGettigan (2-1), Pauric Curley, David Curley (0-1), PJ Hagan, Christopher Barrett (0-2), Darragh Black (1-1). Subs: Kyle Black (0-1) for S. Black (HT), Anthony Fisher and Gavin Grier for P. Curley and Logue, Brandon Toye for Evesson (50m), Enda McHugh for McNulty (58m), Cormac Friel, Caolan Bolton, Paul Sweeney, Martin Doyle, Dean Burgess, Conor McNulty*Reserves*CLG BnaG 5-13 Malin 0-5Our Reserves eased to a comfortable home win against Malin on Saturday past. Na Galloglaigh raced out of the blocks and got the first score when Paul Sweeney burst through the Malin defence to unleash an unstoppable shot to the top corner. Na Galloglaigh were totally dominant and had 3-5 scored before Malin got off the mark with Marty Doyle getting a brace of goals. Malin did come into the game a bit more and scored 3 points without reply but a 4th goal from Caolan Bolton and further points gave Na Galloglaigh a commanding half time lead of 4-8 to 0-4. The second half was a bit more even affair with scores not as easy to come by. Sub Jamie Whelan scored 1-1 with Paul Fisher, Doyle, Bolton and Enda McHugh all adding to their tallies from the first half. The defence restricted Malin to just 1 point in the 2nd half to record their biggest win of the season. The team are on a good run of form at present winning 5 of their last 6 games and will need to bring this into next Saturdays quarter final against Naomh Columba. Throw in in Convoy is at 3pm and all support would be welcome. Team: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Gearoid Horkan, Matthew Stewart, Brandon Toye, Enda McHugh (0-3), Kieran Sheridan, Paul Sweeney (1-0), Kieran Gorman, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton (1-1), Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Paul Fisher (0-3), Martin Doyle (2-3), Emmet Conaghan (0-1). Subs: Ryan Ferry for C. McHugh (HT), Odhran Coll and Kieran McLaughlin for Conaghan and Horkan (40m), James Whelan (1-1) and Gary Helferty for Fisher and Burgess (45m), Cormac Friel for Gorman (50m), Paul Grier, Conall McFadden*Minor Ladies Championship*Our Minor ladies created their own bit of history on Saturday as they won their first minor county championship title. Since the club was founded in 2007 they have won every underage title apart from minor. They played a very good Convoy side in the county final Saturday in Glenswilly. The first half was a very tight battle with the teams coming in all square at halftime, Na Galloglaigh were the dominant team in the second half with the Convoy keeper making numerous point blank saves to keep them in it, It wasn’t until the last ten minutes that Na Galloglaigh pushed on and got the goals to win the match on a score line of 5-11 to 4-4,This was an excellent team performance with Aisling Irwin, Taylor Doherty, Shauna McBride and Kellyanne Buchanan to the fore but Megan Ryan was by far the best player on the pitch. Scorers on the day were Shauna McBride 2-4, Megan Ryan 2-3, Kellyanne Buchanan 1-2 and team captain Niamh Gallagher 0-2.*U13s*CLG 3-12 Gweedore 3-7Our U13s put in their best performance of the year on Sunday with an impressive 3-12 to 3-7 over Gweedore in Moyle View Park. Na Galloglaigh went in at half 3 points ahead on a score of 0-11 to 1-5, with some excellent points from Eoghan Heimstra & Shane Black. The display by all the players was immense especially the defenders with Jay Curann having his best display all season ably assisted by Liam Donnelly, Paul Ryan, Daragh McFadden and Eoin McElhinney. The 2nd half began brightly with a goal from Shea McBride followed by 2 goals from Shane Black who finished top scorer with 2-7. Rory Pyper and Kyle Burns dominated midfield with alot of running with the ball and excellent defending when needed, Owen McGettigan was commanding in goals, and the work rate of Cillian McBride & Eoghan heimstra was vital in keeping Gweedore at bay, Alec McConigley, Odhran Doherty & Callum Orsi did well when called upon, next up is an away game against Glenfin this Thursday evening and hopefully victory can ensure qualification to the Northern Final *Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-21. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Grace McFadden, Cian McGettigan, David Curley, and Mary & Fergus McGinley. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,180.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114 *Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA news: Danny leads Milford to Division 2 title was last modified: September 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea could sign top Manchester City target if Maurizio Sarri becomes manager

first_imgChelsea have made a move to tempt Napoli midfielder Jorginho to west London. Italy international Jorginho has been a top target for Manchester City all summer but a transfer to the Etihad is no longer straight forward. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign a new central midfielder during the current transfer window and the 26-year-old is his preferred option.Napoli have been playing hard ball over a fee for Jorginho, though, and talks are still rumbling on. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 Latest transfer news Jorginho must decide whether to join Chelsea or Manchester City. targets LATEST moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Listen to live commentary of Croatia vs England in the World Cup semi-finals on talkSPORT, Wednesday, July 11. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland And, according to Italian broadcaster Sportitalia, Chelsea have now entered the race for the midfielder.The Blues are set to appoint Jorginho’s old boss from Napoli, Maurizio Sarri, soon and that could work in their favour.The Italian flourished under Sarri and he is very keen to link up with him again if given the chance. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Playmaker Jorginho has been wanted by several clubs this summer. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? last_img read more

Injury-free DeGale determined to impress

first_imgJames DeGale has vowed to prove his knee troubles are behind him as he gears up for the latest defence of his WBC Silver super-middleweight title.The Harlesden man says he is now fully fit after undergoing physiotherapy ahead of the fight with American Dyah Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November.The bout will be DeGale’s third of 2013 and the 28-year-old admitted he hadn’t been at his best in victories over Sebastien Demers and Stjepan Bozic.He said: “I was getting into the ring knowing that I wasn’t 100%. But now, knowing that I’m fully fit and I’ve got no injuries, I’m back to my old self – full of confidence.“I think from the Hadillah Mohoumadi fight [last October] you’ve seen me gradually get better, through the Fulgencio Zuniga, Sebastien Demers and Stjepan Bozic fights.“You’ve seen me bending more, throwing more shots, throwing my combinations, using angles more, so in this one you’ll see another big difference as well.“I’m going to show, once and for all, that my knee problem is behind me.”Tickets for James DeGale’s fight against Dyah Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November are priced from £40 and are available from the Hennessy Sports Box Office on 01925 755 222, at http://hennessy.ticketline.co.uk or alternatively by contacting Tickeline.co.uk or by phone on 0844 888 4402 or via Ticketmaster.co.uk or by phone on 0844 847 2500. See also:DeGale to take on American DavisDeGale out to prove a point against DavisDeGale given warning by opponent Davis American Davis arrives for DeGale clashConfident DeGale predicts ‘explosive’ winDeGale must prove he is ready for world title shot, says promoterTrainer says DeGale is ‘a million per cent ready’ for world title challengeDeGale weighs in ahead of Davis clashUnderdog Davis is determined to cause an upset against DeGaleJames DeGale v Dyah Davis as it happenedYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Swiss cheese’ galaxy resembles those that changed the youthful universe

first_imgAstronomers have identified a galaxy 2.9 billion light-years away that’s vigorously pumping out ultraviolet radiation and resembles the ones that transformed the entire universe shortly after its birth. The finding could help scientists deepen their understanding of how, a few hundred million years after the big bang, similar galaxies busted up hydrogen atoms throughout intergalactic space.The universe was born hot. It started off as a mix of electrons and positively charged protons and helium nuclei. But as the universe expanded, it cooled so much that, about 380,000 years after the big bang, the electrons and protons paired up, creating neutral hydrogen atoms. All that free-floating hydrogen would have soaked up the extreme ultraviolet light from the earliest stars. Then, a few hundred million years later, this radiation from those multiplying stars and galaxies ripped the electrons from the protons, “reionizing” the hydrogen gas. But no one knows exactly how that happened.Only extreme ultraviolet photons, whose wavelengths are shorter than 912 angstroms (91.2 nanometers), pack enough energy to rip apart hydrogen atoms. Hot young stars emit this radiation, but neutral hydrogen gas absorbs it, preventing the ionizing radiation from escaping into intergalactic space. For the typical galaxy today, dust blocks most extreme ultraviolet light, and neutral hydrogen gas soaks up all but 1% of the rest. A 1% escape fraction is not enough to reionize the universe.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(*)But astronomer Sanchayeeta Borthakur of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and her colleagues have used the Hubble Space Telescope to examine an unusual galaxy called SDSS J0921+4509 in the constellation Ursa Major that’s pumping out large amounts of extreme ultraviolet light. By comparing how much radiation this galaxy emits above and below a wavelength of 912 angstroms, the researchers found that the galaxy has an escape fraction of 21%, as they report online today in Science.”That’s quite high,” says astronomer Brian Siana of the University of California, Riverside, who was not involved in the work. “This is roughly the fraction that we think all galaxies in the early universe had to have in order to ionize the hydrogen in the intergalactic medium.” Michael Rauch, an astronomer at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, agrees that the observation “is what people were hoping for.”So what’s the secret to how the galaxy pumps out so much extreme ultraviolet light? “Swiss cheese,” Borthakur says. The galaxy is a starburst, containing a compact region less than 1000 light-years wide that spawns lots of hot stars whose light and “winds”—souped-up versions of the solar wind—punch holes in the haze of neutral hydrogen gas, giving it the structure of Swiss cheese. “The [extreme ultraviolet] photons escape through the holes,” Borthakur says. The discovery suggests the galaxies that reionized the universe were also starbursts, although most were smaller. But those early galaxies had an advantage over this one: They had little light-blocking dust, because dust consists of heavy elements that stars make, and few stars had yet arisen at that early time.Several years ago, the researchers had used the galaxy’s spectrum to predict the large escape fraction they have now observed. “This is the first case where they’ve actually proven that this works,” Rauch says. That’s important, he says, because future telescopes will be able to obtain spectra of galaxies that existed during the epoch of reionization but will never detect their extreme ultraviolet light, because neutral hydrogen between them and us blocks it.Curiously, if the galaxy were one of our nearest neighbors, the project would have failed. Astronomers don’t detect the light at the wavelength that it was emitted but rather at the longer wavelength the light has been stretched to by the expansion of the universe. Had the Swiss-cheese galaxy been close by, that stretching would have been so small that neutral hydrogen gas in the Milky Way would absorb the galaxy’s extreme ultraviolet light. However, the galaxy is so distant that its radiation has been stretched by 23.5%, enough to glide through the Milky Way’s hydrogen unimpeded, making the measurement possible.last_img read more

Struggling Cavaliers sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract

first_imgEx-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia PLAY LIST 01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Payne will give the Cavs a backup for rookie Collin Sexton and backcourt depth while Matthew Dellavedova deals with a sore foot. Payne averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 assists in 31 games — 12 starts — for Chicago before he was waived by the Bulls.He has appeared in 144 games over four seasons with Chicago and Oklahoma City. Payne played at Murray State before he was drafted with the No. 14 overall pick by the Thunder in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionAt 8-32, the Cavs have the NBA’s worst record and they’ve lost nine straight games, their last five at home by at least 20 points — a league record.Cleveland hosts Indiana on Tuesday. Lionel Messi scores, Barca beats Getafe to take 5-point lead at top TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton walks off the court after the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The struggling Cavaliers signed guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract.To make roster space, the Cavs waived swingman Patrick McCaw, who signed with the club as a free agent on Dec. 28. He played in three games with Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

FA’s Dan Ashworth must answer questions and not vanish from Mark Sampson saga

first_imgEngland women’s football team Read more Share on Twitter Ashworth was one of the executives who never made it his business to find out more when Sampson was sent on an educational course after a safeguarding investigation lasting almost a year. Ashworth was, however, responsible for the decision to renew Sampson’s contract eight months later. He was also on the selection panel in 2013 that apparently changed the job specification to line up with Sampson’s CV (removing the stipulation that candidates must have a professional licence and international experience) and has been there, virtually every step of the way, until the press conference to announce his colleague’s sacking.At that stage, Ashworth was nowhere to be seen, handily avoiding questions about what he knew and what he had done about it. Glenn and Clarke might have made a pig’s ear of it, too, but at least they were willing to front up.The surprising part, three days on, is that the details of whatever Sampson did at Bristol, involving what has been described as inappropriate relationships with more than one player, have not yet hit the news stands.Yet I also suspect I’m not alone in struggling to shake this feeling that it all feels a bit convenient to lose Sampson this way now it is two players, rather than just one, alleging racial comments, with a number of potential witnesses identified and the possibility in the long run that the new evidence might have toppled him anyway.Sampson’s back was pressed against a cold, unforgiving wall even before all the new elements to this scandal. He had always denied making the Ebola comment about Aluko’s Nigerian relatives or asking Spence, a mixed‑race player, how many times she had been arrested. Yet the case against him is mounting and the bottom line here is that if the verdict had gone against him he would, almost certainly, have been sacked. For an organisation with the FA’s vanity and pomposity, it would have been just about the most excruciating way possible to lose a manager.As it is, the people at the top of the chain have found a way to pin it on something from Sampson’s previous employment while shaking their heads about what a terrible business it is and congratulating themselves on their apparent belief that the FA has higher moral standards. And yes, I know it may sound cynical, but there has been too much spin and deflection and political manoeuvring to know whether we should take it at face value.Even now, the FA is struggling to get its story straight, judging by Glenn’s admission that the barrister Katharine Newton had been chosen to oversee the second investigation because the organisation wanted a black woman and the spluttering fury from the FA’s own lawyers, Farrer & Co, when I dared point out they had written to me on 25 August to say that was a horrendous mistruth. Julian Pike, representing the FA, is “quite outstanding …. clever, thoughtful, charming”, according to Chambers UK. Sadly, I must have got him on a bad day when I tried to double-check. “I suggest you reconsider your approach,” was one of the politer lines. “You need to have regard to the facts and not simply seek to give a platform for ill-informed and maliciously motivated theories.” His tone rather changed when he found out the source of this information was the FA’s chief executive. And there, in a nutshell, is your insight into the FA bubble and a blurry, fuddled world where they seem intent on pushing all the doors marked “pull”. Martin Glenn’s next step after sacking Mark Sampson should be to resign Topics Women’s football As for Newton, the most relevant question concerns her ability to get it right now she has reopened her inquiry and finally appeared to realise – hallelujah – that it might be worthwhile to speak to Spence and the potential witnesses. There is, however, a reason why so many journalists keep mistakenly referring to her as a QC when she is, in fact, a junior barrister. A colleague who had made the error explained it rather neatly: “Because it bloody well should have been a QC.”What troubles me more is the implication from Glenn that it was Spence’s fault the various investigations had, until Friday, never asked her to corroborate what Aluko had told the FA about the China Cup. “If someone has had something said to them, the thing you would expect them to do is raise a complaint,” Glenn volunteered. “The specifics of that complaint could then be dealt with. If you worked your whole life on hearsay, you’d never be able to run a classroom let alone the Football Association.”In an ideal world, yes. Yet it is still fairly demoralising to realise the FA claims to support whistleblowers until, that is, someone actually takes up the option to report alleged racism – at which point the man at the top of the organisation describes it as hearsay and the relevant checks are ignored. comment The Observer Nobody can say we weren’t warned. Football at its highest level has always been run differently from your average major business and this is hardly the first time that the people who profess to run the sport have turned on a spit of public ridicule. “Beware of the clever, sharp men who are creeping into the game,” William McGregor, founder of the Football League, put it in League Football and the Men Who Made it. And that was in 1909.It has certainly felt that way watching the Football Association stagger through the various stages of the Mark Sampson debacle and the considerable feat of Martin Glenn’s inadequate regime to add several new layers to a story that already featured racism allegations, hush-money payments and the unmistakable stench of a cover-up going all the way to the top of the organisation.The new elements that eventually did for Sampson have left the FA in an even greater state of disrepute and, for that, the accident-prone chief executive might just have to understand if the people he humbly described as “the grown-ups in the organisation” – namely himself, the chairman, Greg Clarke, and the technical director, Dan Ashworth – are being chased by headlines asking why they are still in office.Ashworth, in particular, seems to have his fingerprints everywhere in this story, bearing in mind this was the man who appointed Sampson, who championed him, who exonerated him from Eni Aluko’s complaints and who let it slide, with that stunning lack of curiosity, when the FA’s safeguarding department ruled the now-deposed England Women manager needed to go on an educational course because of his relationship with players at Bristol Academy (now Bristol City Women), the club where he had previously coached.Even before we get to that part of the fiasco, it seems almost implausible that Ashworth, with his close relationship to Sampson, should be one of the two people to oversee the internal inquiry into Aluko’s allegations. Ashworth’s investigation had cleared Sampson of any wrongdoing and delivered its findings to Aluko before speaking to at least one of the key witnesses. And there are other details that, until now, I have kept back when it comes to the reasons, to put it bluntly, why the Professional Footballers’ Association has complained to the FA that the process involving Ashworth is “not a genuine search for the truth” and “designed to close down the complaint and absolve Mark Sampson”. Other people can decide if Ashworth should stay or go but the picture it creates is unedifying, to say the least, and it leaves a stain that will be difficult to wash out.It certainly feels typical of this story to discover that Ashworth and the FA’s human resources director, Rachel Brace, admitted they had cleared Sampson of making a racial comment towards Drew Spence at the China Cup in 2015 without actually watching the video recording of the relevant meeting. That admission is described as “nothing short of incredible” within the PFA, whose firm belief is that Aluko has been the victim of an almighty stitch-up, and leaves a burning question about why Ashworth and Brace were so quick to absolve their colleague without more serious investigations.But there is more. For starters, Ashworth’s response when Aluko emailed him in June last year to set out her concerns about her own treatment and the incident involving Spence. Two months later, Aluko sent a follow-up to ask why he had not replied and Ashworth claimed he had never received the email. The PFA’s view is that Ashworth’s explanation “lacks credibility and is not accepted as being genuine”. Nobody else on the email chain lost it to cyberspace.Ashworth was the man who wanted Aluko, as an “iconic England player”, to take part in the FA’s culture review and promised it was an entirely confidential process. It was Ashworth who told her it was a mere coincidence when, within two weeks, her 11-year, 102-cap England career was in effect ended for what Sampson called “unLioness behaviour”.Ashworth was at the meeting with Aluko when coincidence struck again and the follow-up emails the next day – and it really is some coincidence, this – included notification that her work as a sports lawyer was to be the subject of a separate FA investigation. Ashworth was one of the people the PFA was referring to when it complained of “a sham which was not designed to establish the truth but intended to protect Mark Sampson”. Ashworth is, in short, up to his neck in this story.He certainly has a lot of explaining to do because, in a normal business, these are the kind of allegations that might warrant an investigation of their own. And, of course, the Aluko element is now only part of the story. Spence was 22 when she was called up to the China Cup. It was her first England camp and the start, she hoped, of a long international career. In those circumstances, she chose not to make a complaint because, as she saw it, it would probably be her last involvement and she was afraid of the repercussions (very wise, you might think, given what has happened to Aluko). Is that really so hard to understand? Glenn has invited derision in the past by admitting he was “not a football expert” but, in this instance, he doesn’t have to be. It is more a case of understanding humans.Glenn now says he will offer a personal apology to Aluko and Spence if the latest investigation – the third time the case has been opened – rules that it was actually Sampson who was not telling the truth, rather than sticking to the apparent belief that two England players must have conjured the stories out of thin air.It wasn’t the kind of promise a man in his position would ordinarily make if it was in his mind to resign and, though there is still a long way for this story to run, nobody should be too surprised if he and his colleagues try to see it out. But can you trust them again? In many ways it is all part of an enduring story. But it is still fairly dispiriting, once again, to realise that the Football Association is an age away from being the organisation we want it to be. Mark Sampson rumours were ‘common knowledge’, claims rival coach The FA Read more Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Barney Ronay Share via Email FA chief executive explains Mark Sampson sacking – video 1:19 Play Video Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Football politicslast_img read more

The Manual Wind: The Tattooed Bell & Ross BR-01 Burning Skull Watch

first_imgAll watch enthusiasts want something unique on their wrist.  Whether walking into the office, or walking into the local watering hole, no guy wants to see another dude with the same timepiece on. The custom timepiece market has been increasing in popularity for just this reason. Brands like Bamford Watch Co are taking classic timepieces from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and others, and making them unique to the wearer. Using coatings, colors, and even case engravings to do so, masterpieces are being made all around.  Bell and Ross, being a fashion forward brand, has seen the trend and taken matters into their own hands creating their latest limited edition, the Burning Skull watch.Related: Grand Seiko Limited Edition SeriesKnown for their 46mm square aviation themed timepiece, the BR-01, Bell and Ross has created numerous limited editions in this case, but none like the Burning Skull. Bell and Ross took their Airborne skull BR-01 and made it even more unique. Commemorating the WW2 parachutists who brought “Death from Above”, this timepiece is hand engraved to resemble a tattoo. The skull, proudly worn by Norman parachutists, combined with the this unique tattoo style engraving, celebrates the art of military tattooing. Each case is hand engraved and the skull dial is made from stamped steel, similar to how a coin would be stamped. Below the dial lies a swiss BR calibre automatic movement. The watch is paired with a brown crocodile strap and pin buckle.Case engraving like that of the Bell and Ross Burning Skull are becoming more popular with the custom watch crowd. Incredible man hours are necessary to complete these unique jobs.  The outcome is spectacular and well worth the effort. Limited to only 500 pieces worldwide, the Burning Skull watch is hands down the most unique limited edition Bell and Ross has come out with.  With an MSRP of $7,700, the price is not nearly as dramatic as this work of art. 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Watches Under $500, From Stylish to Smart last_img read more

6 of the Craziest (and Most Delicious) Brews We Sipped at Collaboration Beer Fest 2018

first_img Nikki Rae Nikki Rae Previous Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Nikki Rae Nikki Rae 1 of 12 Nikki Rae Next Two-hundred brewers walk into a bar …This isn’t a joke, but the general basis of Collaboration Beer Fest, where 200 breweries from 42 states and six countries come together to unveil 123 Frankenstein craft hybrids for thirsty beer lovers. This was the fifth year the Denver events group Two Parts and the Colorado Brewers Guild hosted Collaboration Fest. Nikki Rae The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. “A few years ago Food & Wine [magazine[ called Collaboration Fest ‘America’s Most Creative Beer Festival,’ and that is something we want to build on each year,” said Tobias Krause, events manager at Two Parts. “We want people to leave this year’s festival thinking it was the best drinking experience of their life.”And take it from The Manual — it was awesome. Here are six of the most bizarre, creative, delicious, and trending collaboration beers we tasted in 2018:International TwistsTwin Ninja Saké SaisonGemini Beer Company and 300 Suns Brewing married their love of experimenting with craft ales to combine two yeasts into one spot-on and perfectly balanced Saké Saison. Together, the yeasts produced a dry and crisp ale with the fruity complexity of a saison (the perfect beer for springtime). Jasmine rice and hand-selected malts finished the subtly hoppy ale with a glowing golden hue.The Big Cactus Mexican LagerWhile most collaboration beers were the passion project of two breweries, this fresh and snappy Mexican Lager came about from three mad minds: Cerberus Brewing Co., Fossil Craft Beer Company, and Goat Patch Brewing Co. Hailing from Colorado Springs, these brewers admitted their Mexican Lager was the brainchild of hanging outside of the brewery and exchanging dream recipes. The beer is brewed with agave nectar, which adds a hint of sweetness. The Big Cactus is on tap now at Fossil Craft Beer Co., along with the Purploid Sour Punch (another brew from the wild trio).Nikki RaeIPAsMegafauna Triple IPAOne of the few booths to have a line stretching back into the center of the room, Cerebral Brewing and Outer Range Brewing Co. wowed IPA-lovers while pushing IPA-so-so-likers over the fence into full-blown fans. How? They went hazy. No doubt the most trending beer across the craft scene right now, hazy IPAs were the stars of Collaboration Fest. Unlike traditional IPAs, the hazy breed results in a paler color and a lighter, often fruitier taste on the pallet. Megafuna was hopped with Galaxy, Enigma, Mosaic, and N1/69, then fermented with a blend of expressive yeasts. Sitting about 10.5 percent ABV, it does the job, quick.Smooth Criminal New England Style Milkshake IPAIf the goal of creating a new beer was to get as funky as possible with it, Crystal Springs Brewing Co. and Something Brewery created the George Clinton of craft beers. Smooth Criminal is a milkshake IPA made with black currants to yield a creamy and coveted beer that feels like an indulgent dessert. Not to mention, this IPA is handsome and super Instagram-able. (Here’s how to take great beer photos.)Nikki RaeSoursCherry Coast to Coast Sour AleWith over a dozen sour creations, it was clear this puckered trend is sustaining popularity after a trending spike the past few years. And it meant even more that the Colorado Guild’s big creation this year was a Cherry Coast to Coast sour ale, made with the help of 11 other brewers associations and state guilds around the country (including Kentucky, New York, Texas, and North Carolina). That’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen, but the result was like drinking a cherry pie with fresh, tart cherries and hints of almond, vanilla, and cinnamon. Very Americana. (Here’s how to make your own sour beer, if you dare.)On the Shoulder of Giants 2017 Golden SourTwo sours gods got together and created the holy grail of sours. New Belgium Brewing and The Rare Barrel aged their golden sour beer in oak barrels with fruity peaches and herbaceous jasmine pearl tea. Need we say more? The peach and jasmine worked to balance out the bitter sour, while helping it shine.Are you more of a liquor lover than a beer drinker? Be sure to check out the fresh new Colorado Spirits Trail crafted by the Colorado Distillers Guild just this year. Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Nikki Rae Nikki Rae Nikki Rae Nikki Rae Editors’ Recommendations Nikki Rae Nikki Rae 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Seasonlast_img read more

Scrubber Fit Pushes Up Gentings Explorer Dream Upgrade Cost

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Genting Cruise Lines Hong Kong-based cruise operator Genting Cruise Lines is spending more money on the refurbishment of Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream to incorporate the installation of scrubber systems, the company said on Wednesday. The transformation that would incorporate new facilities and services had previously been estimated at USD 30 million but eventually rose to USD 56 million. The company confirmed that the cost increase was in part due to the installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems.The newest Dream Cruises ship is close to completing the overhaul ahead of the spring/summer 2019 season.Formerly known as the SuperStar Virgo of sister brand Star Cruises, the 1,870-passenger ship is expected to be launched later this month, Genting Cruise Lines confirmed.Genting Cruise Lines has also revealed a new hull artwork for the ship, created by New York-based, Chinese artist, Kuri Huang.“Huang’s artistic style aptly embodies Dream Cruises’ brand essence with its imaginative depiction of mythic creatures on a quest to explore new horizons across the seas,”  said Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises.The 75,338- gross-ton Explorer Dream will strengthen the Dream Cruises’ brand in North China with homeports in Shanghai and Tianjin during spring/summer 2019 with a selection of voyages of various durations from Shanghai or Tianjin to Japan.last_img read more