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Two Maoists killed, three arrested

first_imgNAGPUR: Two alleged members of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) were killed and three others arrested in various parts of Bastar region of south Chhattisgarh on Monday.“An encounter took place between the Maoists and the District Reserve Guard (Special Anti-Maoist unit of Chhattisgarh police) in Rasatong forest between Gollapall and Bhejji village of Sukma district. It was an operation by the DRG team of Sukma. Two ‘uniformed’ male Maoists’ dead bodies were recovered after the encounter along with some weapons and ammunition,” a police officer said in a statement.The encounter took place when the DRG team reached the location of a Maoist camp in south Sukma forest. The DRG team have recovered one 12-bore rifle, one Bharmar (locally made gun), one wireless set, 13 detonators, codex wire, radio, solar plates and backpacks from the spot.Meanwhile, in two other incidents, two Maoists were arrested in Narayanpur district and one in Bijapur district of Bastar on Monday.“We have arrested two Maoists from Edka police station limits of Narayanpur,” said Naryanpur District Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh. He said they had warrants issued against them for murder of civilians, and damaging BSNL towers and hostels.The Maoist arrested in Basaguda area of Bijapur district was identified as Podium Mara. It was a joint operation of the Chhattisgarh police and the CRPF’s special anti-Maoist unit CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action).last_img read more


December 3, 2019 0

Lady Eagles kick off bid vs Lady Bombers

first_imgMangulabnan, Mauricio out to pad bike leads After losing two vital cogs, Ateneo hopes it still has enough tools for a title run as the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference gets going Saturday.“Like any other team, our goal is to win the championship,” said new Ateneo team captain Bea De Leon. “We’ll just do our best every game.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Joining St. Benilde and Arellano in Group are University of the Philippines, Technological Institute of the Philippines, San Beda and Adamson.The top two teams in each group after the single-round eliminations will advance to the crossover Final Four. The finalists will battle in a best-of-three series. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Regine Arocha, who saw action for the Power Smashers in the recent PVL Reinforced and Open Conferences, also hopes to beef up the Lady Chiefs’ bid along with Andrea Marzan, Anne Esguerra, Rhea Ramirez, Necole Ebuen and libero Faye Flores.Leading the Lady Blazers’ charge are Marites Pablo, Angela Enginco, Diane Ventura, Chelsie Umali, Ranya Musa and setter Pauline Cardiente.The tournament also serves as a collegiate preseason build up for the 12 women’s teams and 10 men’s squads.La Salle and St. Benilde open men’s action at 10 a.m., followed by the 1 p.m. match between University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas.Ateneo and JRU lead Group A that also includes National University, the winner of the last two collegiate V-League titles. San Sebastian, Lyceum and Far Eastern University round out the group.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion LATEST STORIES The Lady Eagles, who will play minus star setter Jia Morado and key spiker Michelle Morente, kick off their bid versus Jose Rizal University at 6:30 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Morado opted to forego her final playing year, while Morente also left Ateneo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingArellano and St. Benilde clash in the other women’s game featuring two NCAA champions at 4 p.m.Jovielyn Prado banners the Lady Chiefs, who bagged the NCAA crown last season after dethroning the Lady Blazers in the Final Four. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more


November 28, 2019 0

CWG scam: Suresh Kalmadi tarnished country’s image, says CBI

first_img“Suresh Kalmadi’s conduct has tarnished the image of the country,” was how CBI described him while opposing the bail plea of the former CWG Organising Committee chief arrested on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of games related contracts. “We are opposing the bail plea (of Kalmadi) as other co-accused in this case had already been denied bail by this court. Investigation is going on. Kalmadi’s conduct has tarnished the image of the country,” CBI prosecutor told Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh. Kalmadi was arrested along with OC Joint Director General (Sport) A.S.V. Prasad and OC Deputy Director General (Procurement) Surjit Lal on April 25 for allegedly awarding an illegal contract to a Swiss firm for Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the mega sporting event last year causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer. CBI submitted Kalmadi constituted a committee of “handpicked persons” to push for a selected brand.  – With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


November 28, 2019 0

UST makes it 3 in a row, blasts UE

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas took a share of the second spot at the end of the first round after upending University of the East, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses have racked up three straight wins for a 5-2 record to tie defending champion De La Salle while the Lady Warriors dropped their fourth straight game for a 1-6 card.ADVERTISEMENT It wasn’t much of a contest as the Golden Tigresses had their way against UE’s hapless defense that included freezing out Kath Arado in every way possible.Dimdim Pacres scored two straight points to give UST an 18-11 lead in the third set before Eya Laure and Cherry Rondina took over later in the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLaure punished the Lady Warriors with a sickening kill for the 24-19 match point before Rondina ended the affair with a booming crosscourt.UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes admired how his team’s first round campaign ended, but he knew it would’ve been better if Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini didn’t injure her left knee. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We had an amazing start regardless if we went 2-2 before but I saw the great development of my players and of my team,” said Reyes in Filipino. “The only bad thing that happened to us was Milena got injured.”“This start is a good motivation for us going into the second round.”Rondina led all scorers with 17 points with Laure pitching in 15 but they weren’t the only Golden Tigreses who had considerable impact on the offensive end.Caitlyn Viray, Pacres, and Kecelyn Galdones had eight points apiece for UST.Judith Abil led the Lady Warriors’ offense with 15 points with Arado settling for 11 excellent digs and 12 successful receptions.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other LATEST STORIES Unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. wants ‘legend’ Manny Pacquiao next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Read Next Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more


November 27, 2019 0

Madonna’s daughter Lourdes flaunts unshaven legs and seashell bra

first_imgSeems like Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon, is following her mother’s footsteps on how to stand out from the crowd and that too quite brilliantly.Leon recently became the latest celebrity kid to walk the ramp at the New York Fashion Week.The 21-year-old made her NYFW modelling debut as the Gypsy Sport’s Spring 2019 show model.Channeling a very risque look on the ramp, the star-kid otherwise known for keeping a low profile made an exception for the ongoing fashion week. Lourdes LeonLeon wore a skimpy, barely-there seashell pasties, a seashell body-chain and shredded denims, giving a glimpse of her high-waisted black undies.She paired the look with futuristic sunnies, open hair, a leaf headdress and daring unshaved legs.The unconventional look surprised the onlookers at the fashion show as Leon strutted confidently on the runway. Lourdes LeonHowever, this is not the first time Lourdes wore her body hair so unabashedly. She is known to be one of the celebrities who are proud of their natural body hair, just like Madonna.Clearly the mother-daughter duo know how to win the game at donning bizarre fashion with a fierce attitude.ALSO SEE | Like daughter, like mother: Madonna matches Lourdes with septum piercingALSO WATCH | Madonna turns a dance gurulast_img read more


November 17, 2019 0

Notre Dame Loses Coach To HC Job

first_imgNotre Dame players huddling up.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get ready during warm-ups to play the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to be looking for someone new to coach their running backs in 2019.On Wednesday, Notre Dame running backs coach Autry Denson was introduced as the new head coach of Charleston Southern in the FCS.The Charleston Southern Buccaneers finished the 2018 season with a 5-6 record, after which head coach Mark Tucker resigned.Autry Denson introduced as new football coach at Charleston Southern. pic.twitter.com/uM3DzbsB4m— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) January 16, 2019Denson had served on Brian Kelly’s staff since 2015 after serving in the same role at Bethune-Cookman and Miami (OH) over the previous four years.He previously spent one year as head coach of Pope John Paul II High School in Florida.As a player, Denson was one of the best running backs in Notre Dame’s history.In four seasons from 1995 to 1998, Denson set the school’s all-time rushing record with 4,318 yards along with 43 touchdowns on a 5.1 yards per carry average.He was named co-MVP of the 1999 Gator Bowl against Georgia Tech in a 35-28 loss.last_img read more


October 26, 2019 0

Bells Baddeck Residence now a Provincial Heritage Property

first_imgBeinn Bhreagh Hall, Baddeck, the summer home of Alexander and Mabel Bell, is now recognized as part of Nova Scotia’s built heritage, ensuring the house’s exterior and grounds will be conserved in nearly their original state. The stately house and grounds have been added to Nova Scotia’s provincial registry of heritage property in recognition of the people and companies associated with them, of the house’s architectural value, and the beauty of the grounds and gardens. “I’m pleased to recognize Beinn Bhreagh Hall as a heritage property to acknowledge its ties to the community of Baddeck, and its architecture and construction,” said Communities, Culture, and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “Mabel Bell’s contributions to her community, to local women and the province of Nova Scotia should not be forgotten. This recognition will help ensure that.” The minister unveiled a plaque noting the registration at a ceremony on the grounds of Beinn Bhreagh Hall today, July 30. Mabel Bell’s contributions to Cape Breton were an important factor in the decision to register the property. A well-travelled woman, she shared what she learned with the community of Baddeck during the 30 years the family summered in the community. Two of her most important innovations were the public library, which still operates in the community, and the initiation of a branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses. She also developed a home industries centre that gave local skilled craftswomen the chance to earn their first income. Sara Grosvenor, great-granddaughter and president of the Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation said Beinn Bhreagh Hall was more than a home for Mabel Bell. “The gardens were a creative expression of her artistic abilities. The interior reflected her personality – bright, casual and welcoming. In the people of Baddeck, Mabel found the motivation to help empower Canadian women and children, particularly in rural areas, and encourage women to educate themselves and effect changes in various areas of society, including health, home industries, women’s suffrage, children’s labour and children’s education.” Other factors in the decision to register the property were the builder and the architect. The Rhodes Curry Company was a prominent Nova Scotia firm known for grand homes and businesses, which completed the construction of the home in 1893. The architect, Arthur Everett, was renowned for his designs for Johns Hopkins Hospital, houses in Boston’s famous Back Bay, and rambling, elegant country homes for affluent Americans. Beinn Bhreagh Hall is designed in a modified Queen Anne style, and is an excellent example of its architectural style and construction technique. The spacious grounds and its setting on The Point offer views of Bras d’Or Lake and the garden features plants from around the world. The house and property are now managed by trustees, whose vision and stewardship have protected the property. Their decision to seek registration as a provincial heritage property ensures the exterior, gardens and setting will continue to look as they do now.last_img read more


October 22, 2019 0

Government Announces Funding for Digby Community Centre

first_imgThree communities in rural Nova Scotia are getting help to build a new community centre. Gordon Wilson, MLA for Clare-Digby, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince, announced a $2.25 million investment in a community centre for Jordantown, Acaciaville and Conway. “Government is committed to building a more inclusive, welcoming and equitable province,” said Mr. Wilson. “I’m pleased to announce our contribution to this facility, which recognizes a long-standing need in the community and will benefit residents and visitors for years to come.” Led by the Jordantown-Acaciaville-Conway Betterment Association, the proposed 14,905 square foot centre will include space for a pre-school, youth and adult learning, and cultural and recreation programming, as well as retail opportunities. “This funding provides the African Nova Scotian Community, one of the founding cultures of Digby County, an opportunity to share our struggles and contributions of the past and move forward with diversity and inclusion,” said Kerry Johnson, association president. Plans call for the community centre to be built in the heart of the historic African Nova Scotian community of Acaciaville. “The African Nova Scotian community of Digby welcomes today’s announcement from the Province of Nova Scotia with excitement and anticipation,” said Brad Barton, facilitator for the black community of Digby. “An undertaking of this magnitude has been a life-long dream of many former and present residents of this black community.” The Jordantown-Acaciaville-Conway Betterment Association is also seeking additional funding for the project. Facilities like these help build strong communities, a binding feature of the province’s culture strategy, Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan. The full plan is online at novascotia.ca/culture/.last_img read more


October 22, 2019 0

Delhi govt OKs revision of scholarship schemes for SC ST OBC students

first_imgNEW DELH: Delhi Cabinet gave nod to the revision of scholarship schemes for SC/ST/OBC/Minority category students, by which now the Delhi government will reimburse tuition fees to the students from these communities, from class I-XII. The government will also provide financial assistance for the purchase of stationery to these students studying public-private schools of Delhi.The Cabinet chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday approved the revision. An official statement said the department for the welfare of SC, ST, and OBC has reviewed the scholarship schemes in the present scenario and aims to simplify the schemes for students who apply online as well as for government agencies for smooth processing approval of the scholarship. “The cabinet today chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal approved the revision,” it said. The schemes for SC, ST, OBC and minority students include reimbursement of tuition fees to the students of class I to XII studying in recognised public-private schools of Delhi, financial assistance for purchase of stationery, merit scholarship for those studying in class I to XII and in professional or technical colleges and universities. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsEvery year scholarship schemes for students from various academic levels and socio-economic background are run by various state departments. This year some new additions have been made to scholarship by Delhi government. On December 9, 2017, the Delhi government had also launched a scheme to provide SC/ST students with free coaching to crack various competitive exams required for entry into engineering, medical and other colleges in India. Within just one year, over 4000 students have enrolled in the scheme. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The scheme provides free coaching for students preparing for civil services, judicial services, banking, engineering, medicine, and other competitive examinations through known and established coaching institutions. Social Welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, who is also the chairperson of the Delhi Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC), Minority and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation Ltd, discussed ways to reach out to more students. “Over 4000 students have enrolled for the coaching facilities for various courses so far out of the targeted 5000 students in a year,” said a government statement.last_img read more


October 20, 2019 0

Police searching for armed and dangerous 32yearold Sagamok First Nation man

first_img(Police on the trail of Trystan Ashley Sago, 32, from Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, following violent incident involving firearm early Tuesday. OPP handout)APTN National NewsPolice dogs and an OPP tactical unit were on the trail of a 32-year-old Sagamok Anishnawbek man Tuesday following an incident that put the Ontario First Nation under lockdown throughout the day.The OPP said in a press release issued Tuesday evening that the search continued for Trystan Ashley Sago, who was described as being 5’11, weighing about 185 lbs. and with short dark hair.The OPP release said events began to unfold shortly after 9:30 a.m. in the community after officers with the Anishinabek Police and the OPP were called to respond to an incident involving a firearm at a residence.Now, an OPP tactical unit, along with the provincial police agency’s canine unit and the crime unit from the OPP detachment in Sudbury, Ont., are all involved in the manhunt for Sao, according to the release.The release said Sago was “armed and dangerous.”All band operated offices—along with two schools—on the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation were put into lockdown earlier in the day as a result of an “incident involving violence” linked to Sago.The Biidaaban Kinoomaagegamik and Shiki Waase Aabin Binoojiinh Gamik schools were put on lockdown and all residents in the community were told to lock their doors and cover their windows until the band council gives the all clear, according to a notice issued by the band council.“Due to an incident involving violence in the community the Sagamok Anishnawbek chief and council is initiating a community-wide emergency lockdown,” said the notice, sent out early Tuesday. “According to police, the immediate danger is coming from an armed community member that is at large within the community.”Sagamok First Nation sits about 100 kilometres west of Sudbury, Ont.last_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,204.62, up 35.34 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 51 cents, or 4.18 per cent, to $11.68 on 29 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Down three cents, or 3.61 per cent, to 80 cents on 11.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $1.22, or 6.42 per cent, to $17.78 on 9.7 million shares.Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:WM). Metals. Down 5.5 cents, or 22 per cent, to 19.5 cents on 9.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Gold. Down 11 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $2.82 on 6.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $3.34, or 4.94 per cent, to $64.30 on 6.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International. (TSX:QSR). Unchanged at $77.07. Tim Hortons will seek to shut down an apparent knock-off restaurant in India that uses a name and branding very similar to the coffee-and-doughnut chain. Tim Hottens, located in Yamunanagar, India, is two letters away from the coffee chain in its name. Its logo and branding appear to mimic the Canadian chain’s as well.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Up $1.08 or nine per cent to $13.09. Cenovus shares closed up nine per cent after the oilsands producer said it signed three-year deals with Canada’s major rail companies to move 100,000 barrels per day of heavy crude oil by rail. CEO Alex Pourbaix said after markets closed on Wednesday that the deals will allow the company to go around clogged pipelines that are linked to multi-year high discounts in prices for Canadian heavy oil versus New York-traded benchmark crude.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

GL and Indian FM meet in Delhi

The ministers used the opportunity to discuss briefly, key issues of importance to the two countries and agreed that the 8th Session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission chaired by the Ministers of External Affairs would be convened in New Delhi in January 2013. The Joint Commission between the two countries is a structured mechanism that discusses all areas of bilateral relevance for cooperation between India and Sri Lanka including trade, services and investment, development cooperation, science and technology, and culture and education. External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris who is in New Delhi for the 12th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) that is currently chaired by India, met the Minister of External Affairs of India, Salman Khurshid today.This was the first meeting between the two ministers since Minister Khurshid’s appointment as the External Affairs Minister of India, the External Affairs Ministry in Sri Lanka said. The last meeting of the Joint Commission was held in Colombo in November 2010. read more


October 8, 2019 0

Sierra Leone elections must be carried out peacefully to ensure progress –

“The Secretary-General strongly encourages Sierra Leoneans to ensure that the same peaceful spirit that has characterized the electoral process thus far prevails on election day, as well as during the vote counting and announcement of the results,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. The West African nation is scheduled to hold four elections – presidential, parliamentary, local council and mayoral – in what is viewed as an important step for a country that is rebuilding after a civil war that ended in 2002. “Peaceful elections resulting in a credible outcome are critical for consolidating Sierra Leone’s hard-won peace and for demonstrating that the tremendous progress the country has made since the end of the hostilities one decade ago is irreversible,” the statement added. Mr. Ban also paid tribute to the registered political parties, national institutions and other national stakeholders for their cooperation following the signing of the 18 May 2012 Declaration in which they committed themselves to hold peaceful, free and fair elections. The elections will be the country’s third since the end of its civil war, and the second since the withdrawal of the peacekeeping operation known as UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) in December 2005 – that mission was replaced by various other UN offices, most recently the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office (UNIPSIL), which focuses on political and development activities. read more


October 2, 2019 0

South Sudan Amid reports of fresh clashes in Jonglei state UN mission

“The mission calls on the leaders of all Jonglei communities and their youth, as well as on national and state authorities, to exercise maximum restraint and urgently engage in reconciliation efforts,” UN Spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York.UNMISS is trying to verify the information and assess population movements, including through the use of aerial reconnaissance flights, the spokesperson said, adding that the Mission’s mobility is hampered by inadequate air assets, which significantly limit its capability to detect violence in inaccessible rural areas.“As a result, the Mission is not in an immediate position to confirm details about numbers or locations of the mobilized youth and associated clashes,” Mr. Nesirky said.South Sudan, which marked its second independence anniversary earlier this week, has been plagued by sporadic ethnic violence as well as a border conflict with Sudan. In Jonglei, fighting between Government forces and armed groups has displaced thousands of civilians since January.Mr. Nesirky said UNMISS is reinforcing its military presence in Gumuruk and Pibor, and has contingency plans in place in case of attacks that require civilian protection.“UNMISS is in constant contact with the Government of South Sudan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, and officials in Jonglei. It is calling on them to take urgent action to prevent an escalation of the violence,” Mr. Nesirky added. read more


October 2, 2019 0

Glowing dog may hold key to Alzheimers cure

first_imgScientists in South Korea have managed to create a dog that can be made to glow flourescent green under ulta-violet light. Even better, the glow can be turned on and off based on what the dog is fed.This isn’t just a new “feature” someone has thought up to help sell puppies, it is in fact a step towards helping cure some of the major diseases humans suffer including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.AdChoices广告The experimental dog is a female beagle named Tegon. She was created using the same technology used for Snuppy, the first cloned dog born in 2005. What scientists realized is that because dogs share a number of the same illnesses as humans (268 in total) they can be used to help develop treatments and possible cures for them. It also helps that they manage to clear and metabolize drugs at nearly the same rate as humans.So how does a glowing dog help? In order to make the dog glow it was modified to carry a specific gene using a somatic cell nuclear transfer. That gene allows the glowing to occur. Then, by feeding the dog a doxycycline antibiotic it can trigger the glowing. The gene used can be replaced with others that are known to cause the diseases we currently don’t know how to cure or need better treatments for. By doing this we can better understand and work to solve, or at least manage the disease by experimenting with other antibiotics in a dog.Work will continue at the Seoul National University by lead researcher Byeong-Chun Lee, professor in the Dept. of Veterinary Medicine. Eventually, Tegon may be held up as the canine that helped lead to cures for some of the most horrible diseases we as humans currently have to suffer with.More at the Wiley Online Library, via Reuters and Yonhap News Agencylast_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Cheshire Hall explains Monday power outage at hospital

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – Late Monday afternoon electricity was restored at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center according to the Public Relations official, Takara Bain, after being off for about 90 minutes. The humidity in the building demanded that water be given out to patients in an effort to keep them cool and hydrated and Bain says, the back-up plan would have been to transfer patients to the Cockburn Town Medical Center in Grand Turk. It is the second power failure at Cheshire Hall reported in recent months; it was explained that FortisTCI was working with the hospital to figure out the power failure. Generators did work, but only for a short time. JetBlue passenger dies in Provo en route to Dominican Republic Digicel & NBA team up again, 60 TCI children to benefit Related Items:cheshire hall medical center, power failure, takara bain Investigations continue into death of 46 year old Labante of Phillipines Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more


September 17, 2019 0

EMedia Sales Essentials

first_imgOnline sales training is essential. “Everything online is constantly changing. Know the terminology and make sure your staff is consistent. Make sure they know your products and why they are valuable.”E-mail sponsorship. “There are three main categories: editorial sponsorships, dedicated e-mail blasts and custom e-mail newsletters—which are targeted, segmented messaging to portions of list.”Going beyond banners. “No one says banners anymore. I train my sales staff to say display advertising. We talk about things like site takeovers, text links, in-text advertising, video, podcasts and custom solutions.”How to sell lead generation. “Understand your clients’ goals,” added Phelps. “Questions you need to ask include: Are they selling a product or a service? What volume of leads are they expecting? What is their typical conversion rate and how do they measure that?” Magazine Salespeople need to consider several important factors for establishing and maintaining client relationships and, of course, when selling them e-media products.“It’s so important, vital in fact, to sit down with your clients and assess their needs and determine how best to provide solutions for them,” F+W digital media vice president Chad Phelps said during a session at the FOLIO: Show last month. During his presentation, Phelps shared with attendees six key strategies for selling e-media.Integrated vs. dedicated online sale teams. “There are benefits and drawbacks for both.Integrated teams offer deep client relationships, integrated sales packages and clear client/territory lead lineation. Dedicated staffs offer a greater focus online and a deep product knowledge, but also require a partnership with territorial sales staffs.”Setting expectations. “The first thing I tell clients is that we’re selling audience, not the site. You should focus on the demographic profile of the site visitor and e-mail subscribers. Keep your statistics and analytics simple.”last_img read more


September 14, 2019 0

Prepare yourself Researcher warns strong earthquake will jolt the planet in May

first_imgPixabayFrank Hoogerbeets is now one of the most popular names among conspiracy theorists; all the credit goes to his weird earthquake predictions that turned true multiple times. Recently, Hoogerbeets had warned that a powerful earthquake will hit the planet after May 25. Interestingly, in the time frame suggested by Hoogerbeets, a powerful quake that measured 8 in the Richter scale hit Peru on May 26.The earthquake in Peru was strong and resulted in the collapse of several buildings.As Hoogerbeets’ prediction has turned true, followers of this self-proclaimed seismic researcher believe that another major earthquake will hit the planet in May end. It should be noted that Hoogerbeets has recently predicted that two planetary alignments involving Mercury on the 24th and 25th may trigger larger seismic activity in the coming days.Even though the Dutch seismic researcher is quite sure about the occurrence of the earthquake, he did not reveal the exact place in which the tremor is going to hit.Hoogerbeets, on his website Ditrianum, reveals that he is using an advanced system named Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) to predict earthquakes. As per Hoogerbeets, certain critical planetary alignments have direct impacts in destabilizing the tectonic plates on the earth, and it causing a rise in seismic activities.However, experts have continuously dismissed the predictions made by Hoogerbeets. As per seismologists, no current technology or device in the modern world is capable to predict earthquakes with precision. Experts reveal that the predictions of Hoogerbeets might have turned true, and they might be the classic cases of sheer co-incidences. Seismologists reveal that earthquakes might be the signs of potential aftershocks, but there is no surety unless until one tremor jolts the area in the future.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

SoundCloud Launches Tool to Distribute Music to Other Streaming Services

first_imgSoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Instagram.“Creators using the SoundCloud Premier distribution feature keep 100% of their rights, keep 100% of their distribution royalties from third-party services, and pay no distribution fees,” the announcement promises.“Only SoundCloud empowers creators with a unified platform to instantly upload and share, connect with fans in real-time and get paid for their work everywhere — both on SoundCloud and across other leading music services,” said SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor. “Creators can now spend less time and money jumping between different tools, and more time making music, connecting with fans and growing their careers first on SoundCloud.” Over the course of the next few months, creators will see new functionality added to the monetization toolset. Creators who meet the following criteria are eligible to participate in the open beta:SoundCloud Pro or Pro Unlimited subscriberHas original music, and owns or controls all applicable rights18 years old or age of majority in their countryNo copyright strikes at time of enrollmentAt least 1,000 plays in the past month from countries where SoundCloud listener subscriptions and advertising are available (US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand)Eligible creators will be notified via email and in-product notifications beginning today, according to the announcement. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


September 1, 2019 0

Netflixs La Casa de Papel Money Heist Part 3 Smashes Records

first_imgPictured: Diego Avalos, Cristina López, Pedro AlonsoLead photo: Berlin (Alonso) is mobbed in Bogotá, at a pre-commercail release Part 3 premiere. It also connects Spanish, Latino or Latin culture, call it what you like, with the international world, said López. One crucial difference with parts 1 and 2, said Pedro Alonso, who plays the refined but embittered Berlin, is that Parts 1 and 2 captured the Professor’s “impecable” planning as he played a “chess game” with authorities. Berlin’s planned assault on the Bank of Spain, in contrast, has it flaws, which the Professor  doesn’t have time to correct.So the gang at times has to improvise.“Latinos often have to make do with few resources, so they’ve learnt to be very good at innovation,” Avalos said.“In U.S. British culture, there’s an aggression. The response is a perfect plan. no flaws. In Part 3, in contrast, there are losses, deaths, problems, betrayal.” That said, “Latinos, however, disastrous, can pull off the seemingly impossible.Alonso also argued that the series appeals to a sense of industry sea change.“Before, there was a feeling in Spain, the Latin world of being on the periphery of the real reference, the U.S industry, which, in film and TV, marked the 20th century” Alonso said.He added: “Now there’s a new sentiment, that we can compete in terms of production levels, and create a brand which is more alive. That’s historical,and Italians, the French, Turks, industry executives and audiences, are embracing ‘La Casa de Papel’ as their own.” Related ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell This performance turns the social-issue laced action-thriller into the biggest case in point to date of one of Netflix’s biggest gameplays as it forges an ever more international future: Its capacity to produce shows and movies around the world that not only drive up the household subscriptions in their country of origin but also across the globe.Remarkably, above 70% of household accounts – north of 24.0 million – finished “La casa de Papel” Part 3 in its first week. That full-on binging compares to the 18.2 million who watched “Stranger Things” Season 3 completely as it set a new all-time launch record for Netflix from its July 4 launch being watched by a first four-day 40.7 million household accounts.Why “La Casa de Papel” 3 has rocked is a moot question.Mixing tones – action, passion and comedy at one and the same time – which you don’t see much in U.S. series, Avalos said –  “La Casa de Papel” Part 3 was made at a budget which allowed it to compete with other international series, argued producer Cristina López at Vancouver Media, Pina’s Madrid production house which made the series with Netflix.In Parts 1 and 2, the Professor cherry picks criminals – ex-cons, misfits, social write offs – to carry out a perfect heist at the Royal Mint of Spain. “La Casa de Papel” ·talks about “the marginalized, how they find a way forward. It’s something we can all identify with,” said Avalos. “It has been loved by fans all around the world because of the authenticity and originality of the storytelling.”Part 3 also marks a step up in emotion, Avalos suggested. In it, the gang targets the Bank of Spain, in a desperate attempt to free one gang member Rio, who’s been captured. The robbery is also carried out by the Professor as a homage to Berlin, his brother, who originally thought up the plan.Part 3 is about “love,” Avalos argued: “Love towards the world, others, themselves, other gang members who become family.” What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 CREDIT: Netflix Popular on Variety MADRID  — In the second all-time record-breaking global bow for Netflix this July, Alex Pina’s Spanish-language “La Casa de Papel” – “Money Heist” – Part 3 was watched by 34,355,956 Netflix household accounts over its first seven days after a July 19 global launch, Netflix confirmed to Variety on Thursday.That’s the best first-week global result ever for a Netflix non-English-language series. As importantly, as Netflix drives ever more into original series production around the world, “La Casa de Papel” Part 3 also broke records as the most-watched Netflix series or film of all time in any language, including English, in many key territories around the world.Those countries take in not only ‘Casa’ creator Pina’s native Spain but also France and Italy as well as Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Portugal and “many others,” according to Diego Ávalos, director of originals in Spain. He added that Part 3 had also “reached a lot of people” in India. “We are proud of bringing stories that are made in Spain, to the world,” he said.last_img read more


September 1, 2019 0