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first_imgBates said even though her team is confident of putting Bates said even though her team is confident of putting up a good show, she would not like to talk about the final now. “We have made it to the semi-final round, we have got to play as good cricket as we have played in the tournament. I am definitely confident, but we have still got semi-final against the West Indies before we (can) talk about the final,” she said. Stating that her team would like to draw inspiration from New Zealand mens team, which reached the final of the 2015 ODI World Cup, where they lost to Australia. “The guys go out there and express. And we are doing that in this tournament,” she said. PTI NRB CMlast_img read more

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Bindra, Tendulkar, Anand hail PV Sindhus brilliant effort

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) Indias biggest sporting legends Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra and Vishwanathan Anand today hailed PV Sindhu for her valiant performance in the Olympic final against world number one Carolina Marin. Abhinav Bindra in his message for Sindhu said that he wasnt as heartbroken after missing out on a medal himself as he is today. Indias only individual Olympic gold medallist tweeted:”I think Im more heartbroken today than I was a week ago! Well played @Pvsindhu1 you are an inspiration to me!” Tendulkar, who has had inspiring messages for all the Indian athletes wrote:”Well played Indias youngest individual @Olympics medal winner @Pvsindhu1. You have won our hearts with the splendid performance.” Chess legend Viswanathan Anand tweeted:”Well done #PVSindhu. its very little that separates a winner & a finalist. Proud of you. Enjoy the silver. well deserved” Indias only tennis medallist Leander Paes said that the Hyderabad girl should be proud of her achievement. “@Pvsindhu1 you should be very proud of yourself, all of India is!! the way you played & fought hard, true warrior!! Congrats.” Multiple World cue-sport champion Pankaj Advani is happy that Sindhu gave Marin a run for her money. “Take a bow PV Sindhu. You gave the World Champ a run for her money. Youve won all our hearts??” Indias boxing superstar Vijender Singh wrote:”Apart from the #Silver #PVSindhu ,you have won hearts of a billion ppl and developed interest in badminton amongst millions.Mera Naman aapko” Multiple doubles Grand Slam champion Mahesh Bhupathi said:”You are my Hero @Pvsindhu1 …amazing fighting qualities….” Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was also ecstatic with the shuttlers performance. “#PVSindhu you played your heart out ! All of India is so so proud of you .. Thank for giving us that moment of pride !!!” Indias hockey captain PR Sreejesh termed the silver as something equivalent to gold. “This silver is equal to gold for us …@Pvsindhu1 you are a real fighter” Olympian and World Championship medallist Shiva Thapa: “Congratulation @Pvsindhu1 on winning the silver medal in #Rio2016.” PTI KHS AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

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La Liga reject Neymar’s 222 million euro release clause

first_imgThe Spanish league says that representatives of Neymar have tried unsuccessfully to pay the 222 million euro ($262 million) buyout clause that would release the Brazilian star from his contract with Barcelona and clear his signing for Paris Saint-Germain.A league official tells The Associated Press that the Spanish league refused to accept the payment and won’t act as an intermediary for the player. (Lionel Messi wishes Neymar good luck for the future)The league’s refusal does not stop Neymar’s exit from Barcelona as the money can be paid directly to the club. The payment of the clause would shatter the previous world record transfer of 105 million euros (then $116 million) that Manchester United paid for France midfielder Paul Pogba last year.The official spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity in line with league policy.The official said that Juan de Dios Crespo, a Spanish lawyer representing Neymar, arrived at the league offices Thursday, accompanied by three Brazilians, with the intention of depositing the buyout clause.League president Javier Tebas told Spanish sports daily AS on Wednesday that the league believes the transfer violates UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.last_img read more

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Report: Napoli 0 Juventus 1

first_imgNapoli 0 Juventus 1: Higuain hands boost to title defence against former club Nicholas McGee 05:47 12/2/17 Higuain-Cropped Getty Images Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain did not let hand surgery stop him from firing the Serie A defending champions to a 1-0 win over Napoli. Gonzalo Higuain overcame a fractured hand to help Juventus pull within a point of leaders Napoli in the Serie A title race, scoring the decisive goal in a tight 1-0 win over his former club.Higuain had been a doubt for Friday’s contest against the team he left for Juve in a €90million move in July last year after undergoing surgery on his left hand.But the Argentina striker was named in the starting XI and needed just 12 minutes to make what proved to be the key contribution as Juve boosted their momentum in the hunt for a seventh successive Scudetto, while Napoli’s hopes of a first league title since the 1989-90 season hit an early setback. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Napoli have lit up both Serie A and the Champions League this season with their entertaining and free-scoring style of play under Maurizio Sarri.Yet they were frustrated following Higuain’s opener, with Gianluigi Buffon untested in the Juve goal in the second half. The Turin club are now second – a point ahead of Inter, who can go top with a win over Chievo on Sunday, having played a game more – and remain three clear of Roma, who beat SPAL 3-1 in the day’s earlier game.Both teams must quickly turn their attention to Champions League football in midweek, with Napoli taking on Feyenoord and Juventus visiting Olympiacos as they each bid to seal a place in the last 16.5 – Gonzalo #Higuain has scored 5 goals in his last 5 games against Napoli (all competitions). Sniper. #NapoliJuventus— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 1, 2017Higuain forced Pepe Reina into action in the fourth minute as he was denied at the near post after being played in by Douglas Costa.The same two players were involved when Reina was beaten eight minutes later.Costa started a quick counter-attack and Paulo Dybala’s superb pass found Higuain, who slotted the ball inside Reina’s left-hand post.@G_Higuain is the difference at half-time.#NapoliJuve #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/S0DXBGlKM8— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 1, 2017Napoli responded well, though, and Marek Hamsik forced Buffon to parry behind with a long-range strike.But Costa continued to cause Napoli problems on the break, another marauding run leading to a cutback that Higuain saw deflected for a corner, from which Medhi Benatia lashed wide.Lorenzo Insigne curled towards the roof of the net only to be thwarted by Buffon, who then kept out his header from the resulting corner.Dybala threatened to double Juve’s lead before the break, but could not produce the finish to match his surge into the Napoli half.Jose Callejon flashed a shot wide as Napoli continued to be frustrated despite dictating the play, and the San Paolo grew further exasperated when the hosts were denied a penalty when Dries Mertens went down as he battled for the ball with Giorgio Chiellini.Napoli were grateful to Reina for keeping them within touching distance in the 68th minute, the Spaniard turning over Blaise Matuidi’s strike into the ground after the France midfielder latched on to Miralem Pjanic’s perfectly weighted cross-field ball.Insigne drove wide of the far post on the half-volley in what was Napoli’s last legitimate chance, Juve successfully sitting deep to secure a result that will, despite Napoli’s position at the summit, reaffirm their status as title favourites. read morelast_img read more

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Battle of the Bridge 2 piles pressure on Chelsea

first_imgChelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Battle of the Bridge 2 sees pressure spun on Chelsea in top-four tussle Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent 17:47 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Chelsea Tottenham Getty Images Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Morata Antonio Conte Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur The Blues must control their emotions during a crucial derby date, with Tottenham having previously offered a perfect example of what not to do It was in early May 2016 when Tottenham suffered a collective nervous breakdown at Stamford Bridge, with a side that had played beautiful football all season losing the plot and their heads in a 2-0 defeat which handed Leicester City a stunning Premier League title triumph. Mauricio Pochettino’s side stood on the verge of breaking a derby curse, with a first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990 well within reach, but they imploded in the most dramatic of fashions. A sorry record which has dragged on to this day now reads: 27 games, 19 defeats, eight draws.’The Battle of the Bridge’ is a contest which will go down in Premier League history – stunning goals, dirty tackles, 12 yellow cards, eye gouges, snot flicking and a touchline melee. Egos exploded on both sides, but it was Tottenham who lost control to offer further ammunition to those quick to write them off as “bottlers.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That tag is perhaps a bit harsh, but the reality is that Leicester held firm while Spurs’ wait for a first league crown since 1961 continues. The Lilywhites can, however, take heart from the fact that on Sunday, as they prepare to return to west London, the pressure will this time be all on Chelsea. The rivalry which exploded almost two years ago has subsided due to a mutual respect between Pochettino and Antonio Conte, but the emotion remains in a crucial fixture. Chelsea currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, five points behind Tottenham and the final Champions League spot. Chelsea have a home game against Liverpool to come and are 10 points behind the Merseyside club, who have played two games more, but it could be too big of an ask to overturn either the Reds or Spurs if they lose on Sunday. There are only eight games left in which to bridge that gap, and the Europa League beckons for the Blues should they fall short.Chelsea are a team that has historically handled the pressure, but this season feels different. The club still seems to be rebuilding from their 10th-place finish of 2015-16, with the average age of the squad being driven down. A much-debated transfer policy has been a distraction for players and head coach at times this season, with it fair to say that defeats to Burnley and Bournemouth in August and January were, at least partially, down to confusion off the field. That is because four of the eight players Chelsea eventually signed over the course of summer and winter windows arrived on deadline day, leaving Conte short in the aforementioned fixtures. Furthermore, five of the eight came in either injured or having just recovered from a spell on the sidelines.This sense of frustration felt by the manager over transfer business has, at times, translated onto the pitch. Alvaro Morata, ChelseaConte’s two most expensive signings from 2017 have not yet delivered, with Alvaro Morata misfiring and Tiemoue Bakayoko earning more cards than plaudits, but his side need to call upon history to show that Tottenham remain “the bottlers”.Tottenham have already conquered Arsenal, as they aim to change two decades of being dominated by other London clubs in the league, and are now scrapping for Chelsea’s status of the capital city’s top club. Christian Eriksen Tottenham HotspurA Chelsea win could symbolise a putting of Spurs in their place, but defeat would be a bitter pill to swallow as those in north London lay down a marker . In the long term, Chelsea must end the chaos of hiring and firing their head coaches, but for now it would be enough for the club to merely scrape into the top four.They can look at the game from 2016 for inspiration, with it clear that they cannot afford to lose their heads.The Battle of the Bridge 2 is going to be the biggest game of the season for Chelsea, and that’s even with an FA Cup semi-final and another potential shot at major silverware to come. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Shuker In ‘Sporting Heroes’ Exhibition

first_imgWhat do Australian Touch Football representative, Gavin Shuker, Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist, Anna Meares, five time world Hockey player of the year, Jamie Dwyer and Tennis great, Rod Laver have in common?For the next six weeks their sporting achievements will be on display in the ‘Sporting Heroes – Legends Of Sport From Central Queensland’ exhibition at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. Former Australian Men’s Open captain, Gavin Shuker, has been recognised for his outstanding efforts on the Touch Football field, being chosen as one of the athletes displayed in the exhibition. Shuker has 68 Australian Caps and 20 State of Origin Caps for Queensland. 36 of his Australian Caps come from four World Cup campaigns, including three World Cup titles; two at the Men’s Open level in 2003 and 2007 and the most recent coming from the Men’s 30’s division at the 2011 World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Shuker was named the Australian Men’s Open captain in 2005 and retired at an Open level following the 2009 Trans Tasman Series in Wollongong. He has since continued to represent Australia playing in the Men’s 30’s division at the 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Series and 2011 World Cup.  The display can be seen at the Rockhampton Art Gallery and the exhibition will run until Sunday, 7 October 2012. .If you will be in the Rockhampton area during these dates be sure to take some time to visit the exhibition, entry is free and the gallery is open daily from 10am – 4pm. Related LinksSporting Heroeslast_img read more

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TransCanada Cancels Québec Oil Export Terminal Project

first_imgzoom The Calgary-based energy company TransCanada Corporation has given up on its plans to build a marine and associated tank terminals at Cacouna, Québec, a part of the company’s CAD 12 billion Energy East project.TransCanada says that potential alternative terminal options in Québec are being reviewed, and that Québec and New Brunswick refineries would continue to be connected directly to Energy East.The project cancellation was welcomed by the environmentalist groups in Québec, who previously expressed concerns that construction and shipping would have a negative effect on the endangered Beluga whales.“This decision is the result of the recommended change in status of the Beluga whales to endangered and ongoing discussions we have had with communities and key stakeholders,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer.“Our goal has been to strike a balance between TransCanada’s commitment to minimizing environmental impacts and the imperative to build modern infrastructure to safely transport the energy Canadians need and consume every day.”The 1.1 million barrels per day (bbl/d) Energy East project has secured approximately one million bbl/d of firm, long-term contracts.last_img read more

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HHI Bags Orders for 29 Ships in 2018

first_imgzoom 2018 seems to be off to a good start for South Korean shipbuilders as they reveal a strong demand for newbuilds in the first quarter of this year amid market’s accelerating recovery.Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) said last week that the ordering tally so far this year includes orders for 29 ships, worth USD 2 billion.These include 3 LNG carriers, eight LPG carriers, 10 oil tankers, 6 container vessels and two very large ore carriers.The latest order reported on Monday, March 6 was for two LNG carriers from an undisclosed European shipowner.Furthermore, the shipbuilder has raised KRW 1.2 trillion (USD 1.15 billion) from its rights issue.The net proceeds from the issue will be streamlined to improve the shipbuilder’s financial structure and back investment in technological developments and smart vessels.The shipbuilder plans to keep its focus on gas carrier market amid the anticipated growth of LNG and LPG volumes coupled with the U.S.’s aggressive energy exports policy and China’s eco-friendly energy consumption campaign.Hence, the company expects to receive additional orders for large-scale LNG carriers.Hyundai Heavy Industries Group received orders for a total of 15 LNG carriers, including seven options, last year, achieving a market share of over 40 pct in large-size LNG carriers.For 2018, the group is targeting an orderbook value of USD 13.2 billion, up from USD 9.9 billion from 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Verstappen wins chaotic German Grand Prix

first_imgHockenheim (Germany): Max Verstappen took full advantage of his rivals’ calamities on Sunday to win an epic, rain-lashed and wildly-spectacular German Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. The 21-year-old Dutchman secured his second win of the season and seventh of his career, finishing ahead of four-time world champion Vettel, who had started 20th and last on the grid. New dad Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso was third as he secured only his third Formula One podium. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe race was a disaster for champions Mercedes who were celebrating their 200th Formula One start of the modern era and 125 years of motorsport, both defending five-time champion Lewis Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas crashed and failed to score any points. Hamilton eventually finished 11th after making six pit-stops as he missed out on a points finish for the first time in 23 races while Verstappen continued his rich streak of consistency. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterLance Stroll of Racing Point came home fourth to deliver his team’s best finish ahead of Carlos Sainz of McLaren, Alex Albon of Toro Rosso and Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo. Romain Grosjean was eighth for Haas ahead of Antionio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo and Kevin Magnussen who was 10th for Haas. “It was amazing, but really tricky out there,” said Verstappen, who made four pit-stops and survived a complete 360-degrees spin. “To make the right calls, you had to be focussed. We put on the slick tyres and we had a 360! But it was alright.” Vettel, for whom the result brought redemption after he had crashed out while leading in heavy rain last year, said: “It was a long race and at some stages if felt like it was never-ending. I am just very happy.” Kvyat confirmed that he became a father on Saturday night when his partner Kelly gave birth to a daughter. He said: “It is amazing to be back on the podium and incredible for Toro Rosso, after so many years.” After the record-breaking heat, the race began in steady rain with the field on full wet tyres behind a Safety Car through four formation laps before a standing start. The conditions did nothing to deter Hamilton who made a near-perfect start from his 87th pole position. The race distance was reduced to 64 laps as the spray rose high in plumes throughout the pack, Vettel romping forward from 20th to pass six cars in the first five corners. Leclerc, in the other Ferrari, rose to sixth from 10th on the opening lap. Hamilton led by two seconds from Bottas after lap one, Verstappen having made a poor start, as the field jostled for space and grip, Sergio Perez spinning backwards into the stadium entry wall and damaging his Racing Force. That required a Safety Car intervention for three laps, during which the leaders pitted for intermediates, before racing resumed. After 25, Verstappen pitted for medium compound slicks, a gamble by Red Bull. The Dutchman complained vigorously about his tyres before spinning at the final corner and recovering. Another Virtual Safety Car was then deployed briefly, as Hamilton pitted for softs from the lead, before Leclerc went off at Sachs Curve. The Monegasque screamed aloud as Vettel pitted, returning to ‘inters’, before Hamilton went off, snapping his front wing. The Englishman recovered, cutting across the circuit into the pit lane. He was repaired and fitted with ‘inters’ before re-joining fifth behind Verstappen, Hulkenberg, Bottas and Albon. Hamilton was given a five-second penalty for missing a bollard at the pits entry, but he was soon back to third behind the Dutchman and Bottas. Hulkenberg slid off at the final corner to instigate another Safety Car outing that heralded Verstappen, and Vettel, in 10th, pitting for fresh inters. Racing resumed on lap 46, Verstappen pulling clear before pitting for slicks, followed by Bottas, Sainz, Gasly and Albon. Hamilton led before he pitted on lap 47, leaving Stroll, who pitted for slicks under the Safety Car, to lead before Verstappen passed him. Hamilton fell to 12th, having taken his penalty. “How’s this gone so bad?” asked Hamilton. Mercedes’ nightmare was not over and their anniversary weekend ended with Bottas spinning at Turn One. Out came the Safety Car for a fourth time as Hamilton pitted again — leaving him to make a failed bid for a top ten finish.last_img read more

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Montrealers file legal action contesting restrictions on medical aid in dying

first_imgMONTREAL – Nicole Gladu wants to die at home, surrounded by friends, with a glass of rose champagne in one hand and a canape of foie gras in the other.And now the former journalist and trade unionist, who is slowly being robbed of her ability to function because of complications from childhood polio, is fighting the Quebec and Canadian governments for that chance.“At age 71, I am concerned far more by the quality of my life than by its extension,” she told a news conference Wednesday.“What I am asking is respect for all those like me, who have been watching death in the face for a long time in a progressive, rather than spectacular fashion.”Gladu is one of two incurably ill Montrealers who are taking legal action to challenge the constitutionality of the Canadian and Quebec laws on assisted dying.She and Jean Truchon filed an action in Quebec Superior Court on Tuesday, arguing the eligibility requirements for physician-assisted death are too restrictive and violate their rights to the procedure.At the news conference alongside their lawyer, Jean-Pierre Menard, they explained they suffer from degenerative diseases but are not eligible for medical aid in dying because their deaths are not reasonably foreseeable and they are not at the end of their lives.They want the court to allow doctors to provide them with medical aid in dying and to invalidate the articles of the laws setting the criteria.Truchon, who was born with cerebral palsy, said he managed to live a fulfilling and independent life until 2012, when he lost the use of his one remaining limb, his left arm.In a statement read aloud by an assistant, the 49-year-old said he would like to end his suffering and can’t face the prospect of life confined to an institution.“Life in an institution until the end of my days is not made for me,” he said. “I have enjoyed another side of life before and I can no longer endure my misery.”Gladu said that for the last 30 years, post-polio syndrome has led to an ever-growing list of health problems and a deteriorating quality of life.“Each breath has become for me a conscious effort which consumes three-quarters of my waning energy,” she said.“I’d like to die at home… in the company of my friends and with a glass of rose champagne in one hand and a canape of foie gras in the other.”She said that while cancer patients are allowed to refuse treatment, those who suffer from degenerative diseases have no options, because there is no treatment.Menard said Ottawa’s decision to limit medical aid in dying to patients whose death is “reasonably foreseeable” goes against the landmark Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for the legislation.Menard said the ruling, known as the Carter decision, requested the legislation cover competent, consenting adults who had an incurable illness that caused intolerable suffering.“The federal government has decided, against a large part of legal advice, to go against the Supreme Court ruling and against the Charter rights the Supreme Court has recognized to citizens,” he said.He said Gladu and Truchon meet all the other criteria for assisted death and should be allowed to end their suffering.Speaking in Quebec City, the province’s health minister said he welcomed the plaintiffs’ action.“I’m to some extent happy that someone is asking the courts the question, because unfortunately it’s the courts who will decide this,” Gaetan Barrette told reporters at the legislature.In Ottawa, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said the existing legislation was drafted to strike a balance between respecting the rights of those who want assisted dying and the need to protect vulnerable Canadians.But she said the issue is still under review and the government isn’t ruling out future changes.“We are always open to hearing the views of the court and we are open to hearing the views of Canadians,” she said.— With files from Pierre Saint-Arnaudlast_img read more

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Quebec Court of Appeal rules Richard Henry Bains sentence in election shooting

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s Court of Appeal has ruled that the sentence handed down to 2012 Quebec election night shooter Richard Henry Bain will remain unchanged.Bain was convicted of attacking a Parti Quebecois rally on Sept. 4, 2012, killing lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside the Metropolis nightclub as premier-designate Pauline Marois was inside delivering a victory speech.In November 2016, Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer sentenced Bain to life in prison without possibility for parole for 20 years after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder. He was also found guilty of three counts of attempted murder.Bain’s defence had argued unsuccessfully that he should be found not criminally responsible for the killing.After hearing arguments last October, a five-judge Court of Appeal panel today dismissed the appeals of both the Crown and the defence.Bain’s lawyer had sought a reduction that would have allowed Bain to apply for parole after serving 10 years. The Crown countered that parole eligibility should be increased to 25 years.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Court issues arrest warrant on Gnanasara Thera

Later outside court the monk had slammed the Government for arresting soldiers in relation to the case. (Colombo Gazette) The Homagama Magistrate issued an arrest warrant today on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera.The arrest warrant was issued after the monk had allegedly disrespected court during proceedings into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

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Blood test which confirms prostate cancer could prevent 70pc of biopsies

first_imgA simple blood test which confirms the presence of prostate cancer could prevent 70 per cent of painful biopsies, scientists believe.Researchers at Nottingham Trent University and University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust have discovered that the immune system changes when cancer is present, and that difference can be picked up in the blood.Nearly 50,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in Britain, while many thousands more will develop symptoms which will turn out to be harmless.“This test has the potential to spare men with non-cancerous disease or low-risk cancer from unnecessary invasive diagnostic procedures and tests,” said Professor Masood Khan, consultant urologist at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust and Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent.Men are currently screened for the potential presence of prostate cancer using a blood test which look for prostate specific antigen, a biomarker which rises when the disease is present in the prostate.However readings vary between individuals and naturally rise as people age.The current test is further complicated by the fact that elevated levels of the antigen do not necessarily mean that the man has prostate cancer, while a normal reading does not exclude its presence. Many men are forced to undergo needless biopsies following PSA tests  The new test, which has so far been trialled using samples from 72 men,  would be used following a PSA test to help doctors decide whether a high PSA reading really does mean cancer. 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. As well as being able to discount cancer altogether, it has the potential to spare men with no cancer, or low-risk cancer, from having to undergo biopsies and other diagnostic procedures and tests.“Although the PSA blood test is commonly used to test for the presence of prostate cancer, it can be relatively non-specific,” said Professor Graham Pockley, Director of Nottingham Trent University’s John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.“A particular challenge to the clinician is diagnosing the presence of prostate cancer in individuals who do not have symptoms of the disease, but do have a mildly elevated level of PSA in the blood. This study highlights the value of collaborations such as these.”The new test monitors white cells in the blood, which are responsible for protecting the body against infection and cancer. Scientists have developed an algorithm which determines whether cancer is present based on how the cells are reacting.center_img Many men are forced to undergo needless biopsies following PSA tests  Currently, under current government guidelines, men aged between 50 and 69 who have a PSA reading of 3 more are usually sent for a biopsy. But the new test could prevent 70 per cent of operations, which would also bring savings for the health service.The researchers also warned that it is essential that men with low-risk prostate abnormalities are not diagnosed as having prostate cancer which can have adverse psychological and financial consequences and assign these men to unnecessary life-long surveillance. Prostate biopsies are also associated with a five percent risk of urosepsis, a dangerous condition, a severe infection of the urinary tract which can be fatal.The research team is now looking for funding for the next stage of the project, which would involve confirming these results in a larger number of patients and determining whether the same approach can be used to distinguish aggressive from non-aggressive disease.Charities said the research was a step in the right direction.Dr Richard Roope, Cancer Research UK’s GP expert, said: “This research could help spare people who don’t have prostate cancer from further tests.”But it can’t yet tell the difference between life-threatening cancers or harmless ones that can be left alone. This is a step in the right direction, and we look forward to more results from this kind of research.”The work is reported in the international journal Frontiers in Immunology.last_img read more

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CPL 2018 Warriors practice game shows promising results

The Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) team gave the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots something to worry about after completing a stunning practice match on Monday evening.GAW Captain Shoaib Malik gets forward during his inningsThe practice match, which was the first of two, saw the Warriors side being pitted against some of Guyana’s best senior players.With the players divided into two teams, the “Shoaib Malik XI” with the likes of Captain Malik, young powerhouse Shimron Hetmyer, Luke Ronchi and newbie Chris Green took on the “Jason Mohamed XI” which featured Akshaya Persaud, Devendra Bishoo, Sohail Tanvir and Trevon Griffith.Shimron Hetmyer launches one of many maximumsPlaying in wet conditions, the “Malik XI” took to the pitch first with openers Ronchi and Rutherford going at the ball from ball one. However, Ronchi went early for nine, but that paved the way for some exciting batting from local boy Hetmyer.With his intentions made clear, the Berbician managed to form crucial partnerships with his fellow Guyanese Rutherford and Captain Malik. After several big hits, it took some magic from Warriors’ go-to-bowler Tanvir in order to send Hetmyer back to the dugout for 66.Captain Shoaib Malik and Shimron Hetmyer have a chat between oversNevertheless, Malik (47) and Rayad Emrit (10) pressed on to take the score to 187 from their allotted 20 overs.Newcomer to the team, Chris Green, soon had his time to shine as he stepped up to bowl the first over to the Mohamed XI. The South African, coupled with Guyanese Devendra Bishoo, stifled the Jason Mohamed-led side, with both of them picking up two wickets a piece.Shimron Hetmyer turns one down the leg sideAt the end of the match-up, Coach Johan Botha could be seen smiling and commending the players on a job well done.The Warriors will put their skills to the test one last time before the beginning of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018, with another practice match scheduled for 18:00h (6pm) today at the Providence National Stadium. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWarriors, Zouks ready to ‘bring the party’ to ProvidenceSeptember 5, 2019In “latest news”Warriors shine in final practice matchAugust 8, 2018In “latest news”Power-packed GAW team named for CPL 2019May 23, 2019In “latest news” read more

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A quarter of Irish spending on groceries is now with SuperValu

first_imgMORE THAN 25 per cent of shoppers spend on groceries in Ireland is now with SuperValu, new figures show.However, the overall grocery market has declined for the fifth month in a row in its weakest performance since September 2011.The latest report from Kantar Worldpanel show that after the retailer brought all Superquinn stores under the SuperValu brand, it falls just 1.1 per cent behind Tesco in its market share.“Its sales have remained broadly in line with the market, which shows that it has been able to retain its market share while acquiring assets,” Commercial Director at Kantar David Berry said.Now, the main challenge for SuperValu is to convince previously loyal Superquinn shoppers of the merits of the SuperValu brand, and ultimately hold onto their custom.Tesco and Dunnes both saw their market share decline, while Aldi and Lidl increased their share by 1.4 and 0.8 per cent respectively.“Over the past three years Aldi and Lidl have captured a combined 3.8 share points from the competition, and have grown sales by 37% “in an overall grocery market which has grown by just 1%,” David Berry added.Last month: Tesco on the slide, as Aldi & Lidl gain again in the grocery market >More: So long, farewell: Superquinn becomes SuperValu >last_img read more

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Quatre tigres blancs sont nés au cirque Amar à Narbonne

first_imgQuatre tigres blancs sont nés au cirque Amar, à Narbonne Le cirque Amar, situé à Narbonne, a accueilli quatre nouveaux pensionnaires, des tigres blancs nés dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi. Un événement exceptionnel pour une espèce menacée qui compte à ce jour moins de 300 spécimens a travers le monde.Comme l’assure Stéphan Gistau, du Cirque Amar, les quatre petits se portent à merveille. “C’est une heureuse surprise, car la maman s’en occupe bien”, a-t-il déclaré avant de préciser que la mère des quadruplés était déjà celle d’un petit Oscar, âgé d’un an et demi. Quant au papa, il s’appelle Ritchy, et pèse quelque 300 kilos.À lire aussiL’étonnante éclosion d’œufs du crapaud de SurinamLes petits tigres blancs n’ont pas encore été baptisés, car “la tradition veut que ce soient des personnalités qui parrainent les naissances de ce type”, explique Stéphane Gistau qui n’a pas encore photographié les bébés, afin de ne pas déranger leur mère.Pendant ce temps, et toujours dans l’Aude, trois lionceaux de la Réserve africaine de Sigean, nés en juin dernier, ont réalisé leurs premiers pas au milieu de leurs congénères adultes. Jason, Jafar et Jinka ont ainsi retrouvé leurs parents, Marius et Carmen, et les treize autres lions qui vivent dans cette réserve. “Il s’agit d’une étape capitale dans la vie de jeunes lions et ça se passe très bien”, a souligné Gabriel de Jésus, le responsable de la communication. Ce premier contact entre de jeunes lions et des adultes est en effet “une étape dangereuse car on ne sait pas comment ces derniers vont réagir”, explique-t-il.Le 7 décembre 2010 à 20:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Sauter le petitdéjeuner augmenterait le risque de problèmes cardiaques

first_imgSauter le petit-déjeuner augmenterait le risque de problèmes cardiaquesSelon une étude américaine, sauter son petit-déjeuner de façon régulière augmente de 27% les risques d’avoir une crise cardiaque comparé à ceux qui petit-déjeunent chaque matin.Le petit-déjeuner est un repas crucial qu’il vaut mieux ne pas manquer. C’est ce qu’expliquent régulièrement les médecins à ceux qui ont pour habitude de bouder cette étape le matin. D’après eux, sauter ce repas obligerait le corps à rester à jeun plus longtemps qu’il ne devrait et augmenterait les risque d’obésité et de diabète notamment. Mais cette pratique pourrait aussi accroitre le risque de problèmes cardiaques.À lire aussiVoici pourquoi il faut éviter les aliments ultra-transformésC’est du moins ce qu’affirme une étude américaine tout juste publiée dans la revue de l’American Heart Association. Pour en arriver là, les chercheurs de la Harvard School of Public Health ont étudié les données de près de 27.000 hommes âgés de 45 à 82 ans, ayant accepté de participer à un sondage sur l’alimentation et ses conséquences sur la santé, réalisé entre 1992 et 2008. Ils ont alors constaté que les hommes qui petit-déjeunent le matin de façon régulière présentent moins de risques d’être victimes d’un infarctus ou d’une insuffisance coronarienne.”Sauter le petit-déjeuner peut conduire à certains risques, comme l’obésité, l’hypertension, un fort taux de cholestérol et de diabète, ce qui peut à terme amener à une crise cardiaque”, explique Leah Cahill, principal auteur de l’étude cité par le NouvelObs. Mais les scientifiques ont également noté que “les hommes sautant le repas du matin sont souvent plus jeunes, fumeurs, travaillant à plein temps, célibataires, ayant moins d’activité physique et buvant davantage d’alcool”.Autant de facteurs qui peuvent également jouer dans le risque cardiovasculaire. Par ailleurs, les résultats suggèrent aussi qu’il existerait un lien entre l’heure des prises alimentaires et les maladies cardiaques. Ainsi, manger juste avant de se coucher augmenterait de 55% les risques de souffrir de maladie coronarienne.Le 24 juillet 2013 à 15:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Recreation budget cuts look like this

first_imgThe Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department, faced with a $1.2 million shortfall this winter, had to cut 22 percent of its recreation budget for spring.The department retained programs serving 80 percent of the current participation level in youth-teen programs; senior programs; aquatics; sports; and tennis.However, many programs, including those that did not recover what it cost to provide them, were lost.This list is not exhaustive, but here are some of the major changes:Access to recreation• The youth Sensory Summer Fun Camp was cut. The program served children ages 6 to 12 with autism and other disabilities ,and was the only one of its kind in the metro area.Youth, family programs• The Kid’s First free after-school program will not operate in the 2012-2013 school year, unless Vancouver can find a private sponsor.• The free Summer Playground program will be significantly cut. In the early 2000s, Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation offered this program at 11 locations in Vancouver. In 2011, the program was offered at five locations for four hours, five days a week. The average daily attendance was 60 per site, or 300 overall.This year, the program will be at eight park locations for two hours, two days a week; no meals will be served. Thanks to grants and donations, Evergreen Park will continue with a five-day, four-hour program with meals.• Most family outdoor programs — such as hikes, snowshoeing, canoe trips and camp-outs — will no longer be offered.Teen programs• Teen programs were among the hardest hit, parks officials said Friday. Among those eliminated is the free Teen Late Night program at the Marshall and Firstenburg centers. The program ran from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday and served more than 200 teens.last_img read more

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Pebble CEO emphasizes mining projects changes at legislative meeting

first_imgIn a project update before the House Resources Committee on Monday, Pebble Limited Partnership CEO Tom Collier said the draft environmental impact statement demonstrates that the proposal is an acceptable path forward.“One of the reasons that the current Pebble Project, I think, is perfectly appropriate to go ahead with a public comment period that is twice what the statute requires, is that we took a lot of controversy out of this project,” he said.Collier said the organization has addressed concerns raised about the initial project in the most recent permit application.For example, Pebble designed a smaller mine and will not use cyanide to extract gold. It no longer has plans for facilities in the upper Talarik Creek. Pebble also separated the bulk tailings storage facilities — which would store solid mine waste — from the facilities that would store potentially acid-generating materials.A major objection to the proposed mine is that it could cause irreparable harm to fish habitat in the region. But during the presentation, Collier said that instead of endangering salmon habitat, the mine plan actually optimizes it by treating water and then strategically releasing it during spawning time. He described the process to Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau.“The way it benefits it is, up where this mine site is, a lot of these streams don’t have annual flow. And so what we can do is bring back annual flow to the streams,” Collier said.“But if they don’t have annual flow, then it’s not really a benefit,” Hannan said. “If they don’t have flow, then they are unlikely to have salmon that spawn in them because, naturally, salmon don’t go to streams that don’t have flow that could hold their spawn, at least in the case of sockeye.”Collier responded, “By making them streams that could (hold salmon spawn), we benefit the habitat.”Committee members also posed questions about Pebble’s financial situation. The Canadian company Northern Dynasty Minerals is backing the project, and Collier said a Canadian statute precludes Pebble from disclosing certain financial information.But Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, voiced concerns that a lack of information about the project’s financials could impact investors’ decisions as well as permitting.“When people don’t have all of the pieces to put it together to understand how real it is, and if the financing is truly there, and be able to assess the cost-benefit analysis, whether there are potential environmental threats and that kind of thing. I think it’s under those circumstances where the lack of information could have undue influence in both ways,” Tarr said.In response, Collier referenced a published analysis of the project’s economic impact. He added that Pebble will eventually release its financial standing, although he did not say when.Pebble’s application to the Army Corps and the draft EIS are available online. The public can comment online or by mail, or in person at hearings in communities around Bristol Bay and in Anchorage and Homer. Members of the media walking to an exploratory drill rig at the Pebble Mine Exploratory site. (Photo by Jason Sear/KDLG)The Army Corps of Engineers released its review of the proposed Pebble Mine last month. The copper, gold and molybdenum mine would be built in the Iliamna Lake region of Bristol Bay.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday April 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA political round table discussion on the mayor’s race, Mosby and Pugh, Edwards and Van Hollen, and Port Covington with Dayvon Love, co-founder of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and Sean Stinnett, president of the Maryland Muslim Council. Also…this week is WEAA’s Spring Membership Drive, please call and make your pledge of support to WEAA and AFRO First Edition, with Sean Yoes! 410.319.8888!These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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