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19
Jan
2020

Russian banned from Olympics wins Euro speed skating gold

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winner team from Russia Angelina Golikova, Olga Fatkulina, Elizaveta Kazelina pose with their medals after the women’s team sprint during the European Speed Skating Championship in Kolomna, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)KOLOMNA, Russia — A Russian speed skater banned from the Olympics for doping won gold Sunday at the European Championships.Olga Fatkulina took Russia to the women’s team sprint title in 1 minute, 26.71 seconds, ahead of the Netherlands and Norway. Another skater banned from the Olympics, Alexander Rumyantsev, won silver for Russia on Sunday in the men’s team pursuit. Rumyantsev also won silver in Saturday’s 5,000 meters.ADVERTISEMENT Both have been sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee as part of its investigation into a Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, their bans don’t apply in non-Olympic events, because the International Skating Union has yet to follow up with any suspensions of its own.Russia finished second only to the Netherlands in the overall European championship standings on home ice with five gold medals, despite the turmoil around its participation in the Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRussians will compete in Pyeongchang next month under the Olympic flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” That’s part of the country’s punishment after the IOC ruled Russian athletes were systematically doped at the 2014 Games.The Netherlands won the men’s and women’s team pursuits Sunday, and added another gold when Dutch skater Jan Blokhuijsen won the men’s mass start in 8:23.19. That meant the Netherlands finished with six gold medals from the championships. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Andrea Giovannini was second for Italy, with Ruslan Zakharov of Russia third.Italy took gold and silver in the women’s mass start, with Francesca Lollobrigida beating Francesca Bettrone over the line in 8:38.69. The bronze went to Austrian Vanessa Herzog, collecting her third medal of the championships after gold in the women’s 500 meters and silver in the 1,000.Russia won the men’s team sprint.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES NBTC to release weekly rankings of 24 best high school players in PH Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

26
Dec
2019

Everton vs West Ham: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_imgWest Ham head to Goodison Park rock-bottom of the Premier League after an awful start.Manuel Pellegrini’s side have strengthened over the summer but find themselves propping up the rest after four straight losses. Getty silverware possible standings highlights MONEY Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Yarmolenko makes his first PL start! 💪 pic.twitter.com/yBUL9yEloc— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 16, 2018 Everton are hardly finding things straightforward themselves and come into this one on the back of a lacklustre 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.But Marco Silva’s side are still unbeaten – despite three draws in four games – and will be hopeful of another home three points.What time is kick-off?This Premier League clash is scheduled for Sunday, September 16.Kick-off on Merseyside is at 4pm.Last season West Ham were thrashed 4-0 here at Goodison, with Wayne Rooney grabbing a memorable hat-trick.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can catch all the action live on Sky Sport Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD.If you’re not a Sky subscriber, grab a NOW TV pass for £7.99 to stream on your TV, mobile, laptop or tablet. FOOTBALL LATEST England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won West Ham’s season is off to a shocking start 👕 | Team news is in! #EFCmatchday🔙 @IGanaGueye returns✅ @jonjoekenny8 starts Sigurdsson captain pic.twitter.com/dVs7MiEesm— Everton (@Everton) September 16, 2018 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade What is the team news? smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

26
Dec
2019

DDTV: WHEN A BADGER MET A CAT….IN A DONEGAL GARDEN

first_imgDDTV: Inishowen woman Martina Gardiner has been delighting family and friends – with her incredible footage of wildlife in her garden. Her BadgerWatch series on YouTube is excellent.And none more so that the video featured here…with a cat and a badger prowling the garden at night.Click to view.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com DDTV: WHEN A BADGER MET A CAT….IN A DONEGAL GARDEN was last modified: January 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:badgerwatchInishowenmartina gardinerlast_img read more

25
Dec
2019

ELECTION 2014: ARE YOU VOTING FOR A CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS VRT?

first_imgJohn DohertyELECTION Platform: By John Doherty, Irish Drivers AssociationGet the facts before we make the same mistakes again. What the Electorate may not be aware of is that by voting FF. FG. or labour in the European elections that you are in actual fact electing a candidate to retain Customs duties/VRT. And this is where we will give you the reasons why.When Ireland’s derogation on customs duties come to an end in 1992, Bertie Ahern, the then minister for finance invented the 1992 finance act in preparation for 1/1/1993 when at the start of business VRT would replace Customs duties. This is contrary to Article 25 of the Treaty of Rome which prohibited charges carrying the Equivalant effect. This was done with criminal intent to defraud the Irish citizen of their Treaty rights.This has been retained by successive Governments.We are in our 41st year of joining Europe…..41years of deception lies and collusion with Brussels.At the minute our elected MEPs are working behind our backs in Brussels to cover up the sins of Bertie Ahern. FF invented this problem so it’s in their interests to keep it under cover.FG and Labour are the Government of the Day and are fighting the Citizens of this Country to retain this customs Duty to repay banks and unsecured bond holders.Some of our Independent MEPs backed VRT on co2 emissions because they wanted to use the umbrella of being environmentally friendly.The Irish Drivers Association has been to Brussels on two occasions to address Customs duties/VRT on both occasions but not one of our elected MEPs appeared to speak on behalf of the people that elected them. This was noted in the chamber.Why would you vote for any candidate that is involved in collusion. Not one candidate has this Customs duty even mentioned on their manifesto. Not one of our Elected MEPs have raised this issue in Brussels while there’s not a day that passes but one of the electorate is been convicted on VRT charges and in some cases facing jail for non payment of this criminal charge invented by FF. We are now been criminalised for being Europeans.Its time for change – do not elect these people back to this retirement home.The Irish Drivers Association have no political affiliation.Signed: John Doherty Irish Drivers AssociationELECTION 2014: ARE YOU VOTING FOR A CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS VRT? was last modified: April 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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)Tags:Irish Drivers AssociationJohn DohertyVRTlast_img read more

21
Dec
2019

Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair takes home top prize in radio competition

first_imgPobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair are the winners of the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Bliain na Gaeilge Radio Competition, in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge.Head of the RTÉRnaG, Ceannaire Gearóid Mac Donncha, announced the winner on the Tús Áite programme last night.The programme entitled Ár Scoil, ár bpobal i mbliain na Gaeilge 2018 was broadcast last Thursday, and gave listeners an insight into different aspects of community life in gaoth Dobhair during 2018 including football, the language planning process, music, culture, drama and youth. For the programme, the pupils went out to speak to different community leaders in these various areas about the work completed during Bliain na Gaeilge in 2018, and its relevance and importance to the health of the language.Those featured in the programme included Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, footballer Kevin Cassidy, dramatist Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and Tom Beag Mac Giolla Easpaig from the CLG Ghaoth Dobhair management team.Head of RTÉRnaG, Gearóid Mac Donncha, said: “The programme from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair stood out for several reasons. It was put together very well, very professionally. It was rooted in the community there, and they spoke to a wide range of people for the programme. As well as that, the presentation was very natural. This is a well-deserved win, and I’d like to congratulate them on their award.”The €1000 prize, sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge, will be presented to the school on the Barrscéalta programme on Wednesday. You can hear the programme at rte.ie/rnagPobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair takes home top prize in radio competition was last modified: March 20th, 2019 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

21
Dec
2019

The world’s greatest ABBA show coming to Letterkenny

first_imgThe ARRIVAL tribute show comes to the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Friday 7th February 2020.ARRIVAL from Sweden, featuring original ABBA musicians, promises to be the most authentic ABBA show ever!A one day discounted pre-sale begins on Friday 15th November at 9am. Tickets: £23 – €25 (Eventbrite only) General sale begins on Saturday 16th November from 9am. Tickets: £26 – €29.50 (Hotel reception, Ticketmaster.ie and Eventbrite)Ever since their breakthrough with ‘Waterloo’ back in 1974, ABBA’s music has captured the hearts of people all over the world.The 14 piece band ARRIVAL from Sweden brings this huge production THE MUSIC OF ABBA, featuring ABBA original musician Mike Watson on notable tracks such as SOS, Mamma Mia, If It Wasn’t For The Nights, The Winner Takes It All. Having performed over 70 tours in the USA since 2005, tours and concerts in almost 70 countries since 1995. ARRIVAL from Sweden have performed with over 100 symphony orchestras world-wide since 2007 and are also selling out arenas seated up to 50 000 people.This amazing production, at the Mount Errigal Hotel on 7th February 2020, features hit after hit including Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen and many more. This is the closest you will ever get to ABBA!Tickets on sale from Saturday 16th November from Ticketmaster.ie. Eventbrite and Hotel ReceptionA one day discounted pre-sale begins on Friday 15th November at 9am. Tickets: £23 – €25 (Eventbrite only)For more information follow Joe Gallagher Entertainments on FacebookThe world’s greatest ABBA show coming to Letterkenny was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:Abbamount errigaltribute showlast_img read more

19
Dec
2019

Venter Group Plagiarizes Genetic Code

first_imgIs plagiarism a form of intelligent design?  We think of intelligent design in terms of God and creation, but in generic terms, I.D. only refers to purposeful, designed action by an agent – any agent, large or small, good or evil.  A planned murder, for instance, can be an evil form of intelligent design.  A forensic team can use design detection techniques to ferret out the evidence between death by murder over death by natural causes.  In the same way, an attorney general can determine, using design detection techniques, whether an ad campaign broke copyright laws, and a professor can discern whether a student borrowed someone else’s material to write a term paper.  The news is filled with dramatic announcements that Craig Venter’s lab has created an organism with the first “synthetic genome.”  How should this achievement, dramatic and groundbreaking though it is, be understood?Live Science headlined the story, “First Live Organism with Synthetic Genome Created.”  The word “created” was emphatic in the article; “the J. Craig Venter Institute says they have succeeded in creating the first living organism with a completely synthetic genome.”  It almost sounds like the lab created something entirely new from scratch – “artificial life.”  New Scientist even used religious overtones, dubbing it an “Immaculate Creation.”  A closer look, though, shows that the “synthetic genome” still used the 4-letter code of a living bacterium, and used its own transcription and translation machinery.  It would be a little like a programmer inserting a USB drive with a program into an existing computer; the computer has to have the operating system and software to recognize the code.  This is a far cry from making a computer with its own code and operating system, like the terms “artificial life” and “completely synthetic genome” imply.  Science Daily’s headline was a little more accurate, saying, “Scientists ‘Boot Up’ a Bacterial Cell With a Synthetic Genome,” but even then, Venter’s team relied on an operating system and coding system that was already defined.The Venter Institute found out some things about genomes by experience.  Notably, they are not very forgiving.  “Even a tiny inaccuracy could prevent the inert DNA from activating into a live bacterium, making accuracy paramount,” the Live Science article recounted.  “At one point, a single base pair mistake set the entire program back three months.”  The team also added panic code that would kill the organism if it left the lab, and took part in a bioethical review before the project.  “It’s part of an ongoing process that we’ve been driving, trying to make sure that the science proceeds in an ethical fashion, that we’re being thoughtful about what we do and looking forward to the implications to the future,” Venter said.Unlike surreptitious plagiarizers, the Venter Institute proudly planted watermarks in their genome.  “The researchers deliberately inserted four sequences of DNA that serve as watermarks so they could distinguish between the naturally occurring and synthetic bacteria,”  Live Science reported.  “The watermarks contain a code that translates DNA into English letters with punctuation, allowing the scientists to literally write messages with the genes.”  So what did they write?  The 46 researchers included their names, and the names of some famous scientists, “and a URL that anyone who deciphers the code can e-mail.”Geneticists keep walking right into the I.D. trap.  Why don’t they acknowledge it?  If an alien civilization discovered Venter’s genome, and read the names, would they be justified in making an inference to design?  Of course.  Then why would they be forced, according to the rules of the NCSE and the Darwin Party, to say that the explanation for the genetic code itself is blind chance and necessity?  A message is a message.  A function is a function.  If the function of a URL is to allow a human to send an email, and the function of a signal transduction system is to send a hormone to a chromosome to stop or start transcription of a gene, what’s the difference?  These are both examples of messages that carry out functions.  Are we to assume that Venter’s lab found it worthwhile to plagiarize chaos?  That would be like a professor giving a student an F for turning in a term paper that plagiarized gibberish.Another lesson from this story is to avoid news media hype.  This is an incremental step, not a breakthrough.  Geneticists have been doing genetic engineering for years, including genetic watermarking.  Scientists have inserted genes for insulin in bacteria, and genes for spider silk in goats.  Venter’s lab has taken existing genes from bacteria and performed some reverse engineering on it, then inserted it back into the hardware of a living cell.  Any way you look at it, it’s intelligent design.  Venter, your work owes nothing to the Darwin Party and its ideology.  Get on board with the I.D. Movement and give credit where credit is due.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

18
Dec
2019

Security Cluster Outraged Over Verulam Mosque Attack

first_imgThe Justice Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) is outraged and concerned over the attack on worshipers at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam in the KwaZulu-Natal Province yesterday.  What is particularly disturbing about this dastardly attack is that is happened at a place of worship that is supposed to be a sanctuary where all people feel safe.The JCPS Cluster sends condolences to the family and friends of Mr Abbas Mohamedelo Essop who passed away as well as wishing a speedy recovery to the two people who were injured in the attack. The Chairperson of the Security Cluster, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula has instructed the National Joint Intelligence and Security Structure (NATJOINTS) to handle the investigation of the attack with the utmost priority. Whilst all information currently at our disposal indicates that this is an isolated incident, the country’s law enforcement agencies are handling it with the seriousness it deserves.“We plead with South Africans to remain calm and allow law enforcement agencies to investigate this crime. They should refrain from spreading unfounded and unsubstantiated rumours that the attacks might spread throughout the country. Such rumours only serve to create unnecessary fear that only plays into the hands of the perpetrators of this cowardly attack,” said Mapisa Nqakula.   The spreading of baseless rumours only serves the agenda of provocateurs who may wish to destabilise the country by creating panic and anxiety among South Africans. “The Security Cluster urges the Verulam community as well as people across South Africa to not let fear overwhelm them. South Africans are a resilient people. While we should exercise vigilance, we should not allow this brutal act to prevent us from resuming our normal daily lives,” said Mapisa Nqakula. The security cluster urges members of the public with information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects to come forward and report to the police.  Enquiries:  Mr Siphiwe DlaminiJCPS Cluster SpokespersonCell: 083 645 4294 Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the JCPS Cluster11 May 2018last_img read more

12
Dec
2019

Nutrition and Brain Power

first_imgBy Sarah Pittman Graduate Student in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois The young adult human brain represents only 2% of body weight but requires 20% of the body’s resting energy needs, but this is not true for children. At age 10, a child’s brain represents 5-10% of body mass and consumes 1.5 times the oxygen per gram of tissue compared to an adult’s brain.1 This goes to show the importance and remarkable amount of energy the brain needs to function.1 As kids are back in school, it is important to think about what foods they should be eating to get optimum “brainpower” to be able to learn as much as they can in the classroom. Some of the most important years of brain development are in the early years of life, making nutrition during childhood so incredibly important. So what are the best “brainpower” foods? Important minerals in brain health include iron, zinc, iodine, copper and selenium help with emotions, behaviors, memory, and motor coordination.1 Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder globally; affecting an estimated 2 billion people.1 Children with iron deficiency can have developmental delays and behavioral problems and have difficulty paying attention in or outside of the classroom.5   Zinc deficiency can occur if the diet lacks animal source foods or if a diet is high in maize since phytates found in maize interferes with the absorption of zinc.1 Zinc deficiency can present as stunted growth, deficits to motor development and impaired development.1,6 Although there have been mass efforts to improve iodine deficiency globally, it still remains the leading cause of preventable brain damage.1 This deficiency can cause impaired growth, infant and neonatal mortality causing detrimental neurodevelopment in fetal life, infancy and childhood.9 Important vitamins in brain health include: B vitamins, choline, and vitamin A. B vitamins are critical in brain function in that they primarily act as coenzymes in energy production, DNA/RNA synthesis, repair, and methylation, etc. Vitamin B 12 and B 9 are very important in the diet for brain function and deficiencies in childhood can result in developmental delays, neurologic problems and a diverging growth curve.3,4 Choline is incredibly important in the diet for brain development and the normal function of all cells.7,8 And, although choline deficiency is very rare, it can cause muscle damage, liver, kidney and pancreas damage and hinder the developing brain.8 Although these brain nutrients are especially important in children, it is in everyone’s best interest to eat a well-balanced diet with these and other essential vitamins and minerals! What foods do you eat that you consider “brainpower foods”? References:1. Goyal MS, Iannotti LL, Raichle ME. Brain Nutrition: A Life Span Approach. Annual Review Of Nutrition. 2018;38:381-399. doi:10.1146/annurev-nutr-082117-051652.2. Nutrition & Academic Performance – Today’s Dietitian Magazine. Todaysdietitian.com. https://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0819p24.shtml. Published 2019. Accessed August 30, 2019.3. Vitamin B12 deficiency in children – Stichting B12 Tekort. Stichting B12 Tekort. https://stichtingb12tekort.nl/wetenschap/stichting-b12-tekort-artikelen/english/vitamin-b12-deficiency-in-children/. Published 2019. Accessed August 30, 2019.4. Folate-Deficiency Anemia (Child). Fairview.org. https://www.fairview.org/patient-education/512073EN. Published 2019. Accessed August 30, 2019.5. Iron-Deficiency Anemia (for Parents) – KidsHealth. Kidshealth.org. https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/ida.html. Published 2019. Accessed August 30, 2019.6. Black MM. Zinc deficiency and child development. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998;68(2 Suppl):464S–469S. doi:10.1093/ajcn/68.2.464S7. Office of Dietary Supplements – Choline. Ods.od.nih.gov. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Choline-HealthProfessional/. Published 2019. Accessed August 30, 2019.8. Sanders LM, Zeisel SH. Choline: Dietary Requirements and Role in Brain Development. Nutr Today. 2007;42(4):181–186. doi:10.1097/01.NT.0000286155.55343.fa9. EN P. Iodine deficiency in children. – PubMed – NCBI. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25231449. Published 2019. Accessed August 30, 2019.last_img read more

28
Nov
2019

World Cup: BCCI increases cash reward for Indian players to Rs 2 crore each

first_imgAmid speculation that Indian cricketers are unhappy with the prize money announced for their World Cup triumph, the BCCI on Wednesday increased it from Rs one crore to Rs two crore each. The BCCI, in its working committee meeting in Mumbai, decided to increase the incentive to Rs two crore per player, which is still less than the Rs 5 crore each that the players had reportedly demanded. “The cash incentive to the members of the World Cup winning Indian team has been increased from Rs 1 crore per player to Rs 2 crore per player,” BCCI secretary and president-elect N Srinivasan said in a media release. The decision comes after speculation that several top Indian cricketers made an informal demand to the cricket board to increase the reward money to Rs 5 crore instead of just 1 crore for winning the biggest cricketing event after 28 years. However, such reports were rejected by the BCCI with Srinivasan terming them as incorrect. India won the ICC World Cup beating Sri Lanka in the final on April 2 at the Wankhede Stadium. Immediately after the triumph, BCCI President Shashank Manohar had announced a reward of Rs one crore for each of the 15-member World Cup squad. He also announced that the support staff would be awarded Rs 50 lakh each.- With PTI inputslast_img read more