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first_img U.S. science facilities in Antarctica are in dire need of repair and upgrade—and paying for it all will require cutting into Antarctic research activities, according to a new report published today by a panel organized by the National Science Foundation (NSF). But making those changes will ultimately pay off, not only by providing safer and more efficient facilities, but by increasing the amount of science able to be supported by the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), the report finds. The report, More and Better Science in Antarctica Through Increased Logistical Effectiveness, is the result of a Blue Ribbon Panel convened last October by John Holdren, the director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and NSF. The panel was chaired by Norman Augustine, the retired chair and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Augustine also chaired a previous review of the U.S. Antarctic Program in 1997, which resulted in a 2008 overhaul of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The panel examined many logistical issues, including transportation, communications, and energy efficiency. It rejects the concept of moving existing facilities, and calls for continued use of the McMurdo, Palmer, and South Pole stations as the main U.S. hubs of research in Antarctica. It also suggests implementing state-of-the-art overland transportation support to the South Pole Station, which is currently supplied by only ski-equipped and fuel-intensive LC130 aircraft. The report also calls for many repairs to Antarctic facilities, particularly to the aging McMurdo and Palmer stations. 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See this week’s edition of Science for more details on the new report. Illuminating. New report highlights need for repairs and upgrades to U.S. Antarctic research facilities, such as McMurdo Station, shown here at dawn. Chad Carpenter, National Science Foundation last_img read more

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first_imgRed-hot battle on cards! Will dive again, jokes Liverpool’s Sadio Mane after Pep Guardiola criticism Manchester City lose appeal to CAS Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his side’s rivals that the English champions will only get stronger after holding off Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League. City came from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 on Sunday and take the title by just one point from Liverpool, despite the Reds amassing a club record 97 points. City could become the first side to ever win a domestic treble in England should they beat Watford in the FA Cup final next weekend.Related News But Guardiola is already looking ahead to next season and strengthening his squad to repeat the feats he achieved in winning three titles in a row at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. “Winning is so addictive and of course in a few days we have the FA Cup,” said Guardiola, who has now won eight league titles in 10 seasons as a coach. “After [we’ll] prepare well, take the right decisions for next season to come back stronger because Liverpool will maintain it I think and the other ones will be better. I think [Manchester] United must come back, Chelsea one more year with [Maurizio] Sarri will be better, Tottenham we have seen [get to the] final of the Champions League and Arsenal, when they make what they have to do, will be there as well. “We know it, but we accept the challenge and I promise you we will come back and I have the feeling we will be stronger next season.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

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first_imgPolish climbers hope to pull off one of the last big feats of mountaineering in coming months by scaling K2, the world’s second highest peak and the only of the 14 exceeding 8,000 meters (26,246 ft) yet to be conquered in wintertime.If successful, their ascent will also mark the culmination of an era for the Poles, who pioneered winter climbing on the world’s highest mountains in the 1980s.Krzysztof Wielicki, a small and wiry 67-year-old who will run the 10-person expedition from its base camp, was the first to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, in the winter, nearly four decades ago. It took him four attempts to climb K2 in the summer, each time with months of preparation.”K2 has taken 12-14 months of my life,” Wielicki told Reuters in his home in southern Poland. “Actually, it gave me those months because it is a wonderful thing to be near K2, to look at it. It makes you happy.”First scaled by Italians in 1954, K2 is in the Karakorum mountains along the border between China and Pakistan and is notorious for high winds, especially steep and icy slopes and high fatality rates among climbers. In winter months, scant snowfall means the summit approach can turn into bare ice.The Polish climbers – only the fourth team to ever tackle K2 in winter – will spend two-three months painstakingly laying out camps and ropes along the climb route, and storing supplies of food and fuel. They will wait for a window of good weather, maybe only a day long, to set out for the summit.advertisement”The winds need to be below 50-60 km per hour, though even that is strong,” said Janusz Majer, 70, a veteran Himalayas climber who is organising the government-funded expedition.Only the fifth person to climb all of the world’s 14 highest mountains, Wielicki says the era of big Himalayan conquests is coming to an end.With most peaks already conquered, only the most daring and dangerous approach routes are left to be explored.”We were privileged, so much was to be achieved in the mountains,” he said of his earlier climbing days.”People have to weigh safety versus success now. Is it worth it to sacrifice your life to cross serac that crumbles every third day?” he said. Serac is a column or block of glacial ice.”We are moving now from risk to recklessness,” he warned.High-altitude climbing gained popularity in Poland in the 1980s, when a government crackdown on popular unrest ahead of the collapse of Communism left many searching for fulfilment in professional life.”The Poles went to the Himalayas a bit later than other climbers, so we missed the first ascents on top mountains,” said Majer, explaining why Poles pioneered the relatively unexplored skill of winter climbing at the time.”When people asked us why so many high-altitute climbers came from Poland, which has few mountains, we said we are used to having little oxygen. We come from polluted coal-mining regions,” he quipped.last_img read more

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first_imgGerard Pique and his partner, international pop star Shakira’s Barcelona house has been reportedly robbed after police in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region opened an investigation into a burglary case on Wednesday.The suspects allegedly took advantage of the stormy weather to enter the house undetected while the parents of the Spain international soccer player, who were house-sitting the property in Esplugues de Llobregat, a well-heeled, leafy neighbourhood that is home to several soccer players, were asleep, sources close to the investigation told Efe news agency.Pique and Shakira were both in the German city of Cologne at the time, where the Colombian-Lebanese singer was to performing in a concert.”Last night I saw each and every one of your faces from the stage,” Shakira said in her Twitter account on Wednesday of her performance in Cologne the previous evening. “I can’t forget you! Shak,” she added.The suspected thieves caused no personal damage and the Catalan regional police were considering it a case of non-violent robbery, the sources added.”These types of criminals usually act very professionally and wear gloves and balaclavas,” a police spokesman has quaoted as saying by the Spanish press.Pique has been training with the Spain squad ahead of the World Cup in Russia.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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first_imgAustralia and New Zealand’s best up-and-coming talent will be on display in Auckland, New Zealand in January as the two nations meet in the 2017 Youth Trans Tasman Series. The rival nations will battle it out for the title at Mountfort Park, Maurewa, South Auckland for the prestigious Youth Trans Tasman Trophy in the Under 17’s and 19s Boys and Girls divisions from Friday, 20 January to Sunday, 22 January 2017. The Australian Youth teams are hoping to continue their impressive record over New Zealand in recent times; including their 4-0 series clean-sweep the last time both nations met in Auckland in February, 2013. The Australian teams were announced in October following the 2016 National Youth Championships and 2016 State of Origin Series in September, with the teams having trained on numerous occasions since then in the lead up to the event.View the team lists here.  Schedule of play as follows with times in AEDT:Friday 20 JanuaryGame One8:00am – 17’s Mixed 9:15am – 17’s Girls10:30am – 17’s Boys 12:15pm – 19’s Mixed1:30pm – 19’s Girls2:45pm – 19’s Boys Saturday 21 JanuaryGame Two8:00am – 17’s Mixed9:15am – 17’s Girls10:30am – 17’s Boys 12:15am – 19’s Mixed1:30pm – 19’s Girls2:45pm – 19’s Boys Sunday 22 JanuaryGame Three 7:00am – 17’s Mixed8:00 – 17’s Girls9:00am – 17’s Boys 10:00am – 19’s Mixed11:00am – 19’s Girls12:00pm – 19’s Boys Livestreaming of the games will be available- a link will be available here on Friday 20th January. Keep up to date with all the action by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and add us on Snapchat @TFAofficial to see our special edition Snapchat filters for the event!Related LinksYTT Stage Setlast_img read more

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first_imgLucknow: Five days after the gory dance of death played out in Murtiya village in Sonebhadra where 10 people were killed and 24 injured over a land dispute, two videos have emerged on the social media that relive the moments before the carnage took place. The videos capture the moments immediately before the massacre in which the village chief is seen firing on a group of farmers who had refused to give up 36 acres of land they had tilled for generations. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The videos show tractors lined up on one side of the disputed land and the village head and his men opening fire at the farmers. The scenes are straight out of a Bollywood thriller from the seventies. Police investigations later revealed that the man who led the attack was village head Yagya Dutt who has now been arrested. Dutt had brought in 200 armed men on 32 tractors. He claimed that he had bought the land 10 years ago from a prominent local family and it belonged to him. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In the second video which is more frightening than the first, the attackers can be seen beating the villagers with sticks. Gunshots are also heard in the background and one of the victims is seen falling to the ground. A woman can be heard screaming in the background, “Police ko bulao.” The police, reportedly, arrived half an hour after the shooting and the delayed response has raised several questions about the involvement of the cops in the incident. The videos were reportedly taken on a phone by a villager and circulated locally till they made their way to journalists on Monday morning. An eye witness had told reporters that “The village head and his men came and started firing. Once people started falling to the ground, they started hitting them with lathis. It was horrifying.” Despite the gravity of such a crime in broad daylight, in full public view, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Sonebhadra on Sunday, a day after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tried to visit the village and was stopped. The Chief Minister not only accused Priyanka Gandhi of “shedding crocodile tears” but also termed the incident as a “political conspiracy” since the land dispute dates back to 1955.last_img read more

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Rabat – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Muslims in Canada and around the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday, reflecting “on values such as compassion, gratitude and generosity.”“Over the coming month, people will gather in mosques and homes to pray, fast during the day time, and in the evening break their fast and enjoy iftars together,” said Trudeau.During his speech, the 46-year-old politician spoke about Ramadan’s values.“Ramadan reminds all of us that we can do more to put those values into practice, appreciate our many blessings and put the needs of others before our own,” he added. The holy month of Ramadan will begin Thursday for Muslims in Canada, announced several Islamic institutes, centers and associations in the country. read more

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HOUSTON — Officials say there’s no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm.Coast Guard Capt. Kevin Oditt said during a news conference Saturday that work is underway to contain and absorb benzene and other contaminants after a dike failed adjacent to the farm operated by the Intercontinental Terminals Company.The Coast Guard couldn’t immediately say how many ships have been rerouted or delayed as a result of the leak that occurred Friday.The fire began Sunday, March 17 and was extinguished Wednesday, but flared again on two occasions.Nearby residents were told Thursday to remain indoors after elevated levels of benzene were detected.The Associated Press read more

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It was not immediately clear who the Tamil politician was but sources said that it was believed to be either a current or former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member. Meanwhile a Sri Lankan delegation in Geneva had another briefing with foreign diplomats, human rights representatives and NGOs on the sidelines of the UNHRC session yesterday. A Sri Lankan delegation is already in Geneva lobbying against the resolution which seeks the immediate implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).The TNA was initially expected to head to Geneva for the UNHRC session but later reversed its decision which drew severe criticism from the Tamil Diaspora. The meeting between the Tamil politician and the UNHRC President comes a week ahead of a crucial vote on a U.S sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) President Laura Dupuy Lasserre on Friday had discussions on Sri Lanka with a Tamil politician, sources in Geneva told the Colombo Gazette.According to well informed sources the meeting took place outside the UN building in Geneva and was attended by a few UN officials as well. Meanwhile the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) said it had talks with Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim in Oslo, Norway also on Friday.GTF Delegates with Erik SolheimIn an email to the media (GTF) said it had formal meetings with Solheim, Leader of the Opposition & Conservative Party Leader Erna Solberg MP and Karin S Woldseth MP of the Progress Party and Member of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Parliamentary Select Committee.Norway is one of the 47 voting members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the Norwegian Parliament will also be debating Sri Lanka on 26 March, GTF noted. The Sri Lankan delegation included Presidential advisor and parliamentarian professor Rajiva Wijesinghe and head of the Consortium of Humanitarian Agancies (CHA) Jeevan Thiagarajah. (www.colombogazette.com) read more

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“The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and a swift recovery to those injured,” his spokesperson said in a statement.“The Secretary-General has consistently stated that there is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen. Its continuation will only bring more human suffering and destruction.” Since the uprisings in early 2011, the Secretary-General has used his good offices to engage with Yemeni political leaders and civil society to promote a peaceful, orderly and inclusive political transition process. These efforts have been stepped up following the military operation launched on 25 March by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is working intensively to bring the parties back to the negotiating table.Mr. Ban called once again on all parties involved in the Yemeni conflict, from inside and outside the country, “to immediately cease all military activities and resolve all differences through peaceful negotiations facilitated by his Special Envoy.”The statement added that any intentional attack against civilians is considered a serious violation of international humanitarian law and should be investigated through prompt, effective, independent and impartial mechanisms to ensure accountability. read more

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The West looks absolutely insane next season. All but four of the conference’s 15 teams are projected to have a .500 record or better, and the average full-strength CARMELO rating for Western Conference teams is 1580, which equates to about 49 wins of talent in a vacuum. Our pick for the top seed — with a surprisingly comfortable margin over the rest of the conference — is the Rockets, who got better after snagging Russell Westbrook in a recent trade. A grand total of three projected wins then separates each of the next five teams in the West pecking order: the Nuggets, Lakers, Warriors, Jazz and Clippers. Out of that group, the Clippers, Warriors and Lakers have superior playoff projections thanks to better top-end talent (hi Kawhi, Steph, LeBron and AD) and postseason experience on their rosters. The final few playoff spots in the conference should be up for grabs, among the mainstay Trail Blazers (whom our model consistently underrated last season), the up-and-coming Mavericks and Pelicans, the ever–puzzling Timberwolves or a few fading postseason relics in the Thunder and Spurs.At the bottom, CARMELO thinks the Suns have improved quite a bit from last season, anticipating Phoenix to leap from 19 wins to 36 on the strength of better play from Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton, plus the acquisitions of better-rated talent such as Ricky Rubio, Dario Saric and even underrated big man Aron Baynes. It doesn’t have much faith in the Kings to replicate last season’s breakout; in fairness, it never had much faith in Sacramento to begin with. We’ll see if the Kings keep defying our computer. And finally, it is no surprise to see the Grizzlies in the basement after trading away franchise cornerstone Mike Conley. The NBA, it is often said, has no offseason anymore — and so, we are determined to keep pace. That’s why we have already reloaded the FiveThirtyEight NBA prediction model to include updated projections and probabilities for the 2019-20 season, three months before the regular season actually tips off. Because the NBA never stops.What’s new in this year’s version? Just like last season, our predictions are driven by a multi-step process, but this time we have included a new defensive metric, a boost for certain players in the playoffs and more. Here’s an overview of how the system works:Players are projected using CARMELO, our forecast system that uses comparable players from NBA history to predict a player’s future career arc. This year, CARMELO1Also known as the Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization. incorporates DRAYMOND,2Also known as the Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender. our new defensive metric that better accounts for a player’s shot defense, in addition to the existing metrics that look at a player’s impact on team defense while on the court. All of the fancy projections boil a player’s contribution down to the expected number of points he’ll improve a team per 100 possessions on offense and defense, relative to an average player. It’s important to note that we plan to add more depth to these ratings before the season proper. Specifically, we want to overhaul the box score-based aspect of our blended stat, but we’ll have more on that in the coming weeks and months.Player projections are then compiled at the team level using a depth-chart algorithm that assigns minutes to each player at each position based on both past positional usage and a team’s rank-ordered preference3For example, a full-strength Brooklyn Nets squad would feature Kevin Durant at No. 1, followed by Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, and so on. for using its players at full strength. The composite of each team’s individual player ratings forms its offensive and defensive projections, which then feed into its CARMELO rating — an Elo-like representation of team strength in which an average team scores as roughly 1505. This offseason, the algorithm is authorized to assign minutes to a generic “replacement-level” player at any position if a roster is incomplete, a wrinkle we don’t use during the season itself.These depth charts and CARMELO ratings are then generated on a game-by-game basis for the entire season, factoring in who is available each game because of injuries, suspensions or rest. One new feature this season is a “load management” setting to account for reductions to regular-season minutes for players such as LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard as they conserve energy for the postseason. For playoff games, we generate different depth charts in which top players play more minutes; we also added a new feature to give players with a demonstrated history of playing better — or worse — in the playoffs a special boost or deduction to their base ratings.Finally, the game-by-game ratings are combined with adjustments for home court, travel distance, rest and altitude to form win probabilities for each game, which feed into our season simulations. Specifically, we get our projected records and team odds by running 50,000 simulations of the schedule.4At the moment, we are still using the 2018-19 schedule because the 2019-20 version hasn’t been released yet. When it is, we’ll switch the schedule used for our simulations. The Eastern Conference will be less of a bloodbath than the West, though the battle at the top should still be fierce. Similar to the Rockets out West, the new-look 76ers are CARMELO’s pick for the No. 1 seed by a decent margin over the Giannis-led Bucks. Behind them, the Celtics, Heat and defending champion Raptors form the next bloc of teams, and all have at least an 86 percent chance of making the playoffs despite plenty of offseason roster shakeups. The Magic and Pacers round out the group of solid playoff picks in the conference. Orlando is building off of last season’s surprise playoff berth, while Indiana is hoping to bounce back after losing Victor Oladipo to injury for most of 2018-19. And the Nets, Bulls and Pistons each have about a coin flip’s shot at some of the last few playoff spots — which might be a shock given Brooklyn’s multiple high-profile offseason moves.After that trio of teams, the dregs of the East are pretty clearly delineated. The Hawks showed promise last season but are still some distance from contending; the Wizards and Hornets are trending down (particularly with John Wall injured for Washington and with Kemba Walker saying goodbye to Charlotte in free agency); the Knicks are, well, the Knicks; and the Cavaliers are still deep in rebuilding mode. Although there is always room for surprises, the East playoff field seems more certain (aside from the few teams fighting for the No. 8 seed) than the West. Eleven different Western Conference teams have at least a 36 percent chance of making the postseason, including five teams between 36 and 55 percent in CARMELO’s playoff odds. That’s just one part of an NBA landscape that should be fascinating to watch, even during the regular season. For now, we consider the Sixers and Rockets our NBA championship co-favorites, but that could very well change — and knowing this crazy offseason, it probably will.As difficult as it is to remember, we were lamenting the Warriors’ runaway dominance at this time last year. But after a series of unforgettable signings, trades and injuries that reshaped the league, this should be one of the most wide-open seasons in recent memory. And our prediction interactive can help you follow the race for the 2020 championship at every step along the way.Check out our NBA player ratings. Eastern Conference Western Conference In honor of our 2019-20 interactive officially launching, let’s take a tour through the predictions that have emerged from this way-too-early edition of our forecast: read more

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first_imgNewmont Mining Corp’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary J. Goldberg, has been honoured by his peers for outstanding contributions to the mining industry through his induction into the American Mining Hall of Fame. The award recognises Goldberg’s accomplishments over the course of his 36-year career in mining, characterising his service as: “Always the driving force on improving company performance, delivering stakeholder value and advancing social and environmental practices, Gary J. Goldberg has also proven to be a world leader in mining safety.”The award is granted by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest, a non-profit organisation that works to educate students and the public about mineral resources and the mineral extraction and processing industries, and to honour outstanding accomplishments in the mining industry. For more background, visit: http://www.miningfoundationsw.org/page-1847230Goldberg was appointed President and CEO and joined the Board of Directors of Newmont Mining in March 2013. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2012 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2011. He is credited with turning Newmont’s performance around through a disciplined focus on value over volume. The company leads the gold sector in value creation as measured by cash flow generation, has been named the top mining company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years running. Prior to joining Newmont, Goldberg gained more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry through leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s global coal, gold, copper and industrial minerals businesses. He received a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to safety in the mining industry from the Society of Metallurgical Engineers in 2014.last_img read more

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← Previous Story Junior WCh 2015: Egypt, Brazil and Norway secure TOP 16 spots! Next Story → Men’s Junior WCh 2015: Best 16 to fight for quarterfinal Brazilian handball rules in Pan America!Both national teams won the gold medals at the Pan America Games which are held in Toronto in the last two weeks. Home team beat Argentina 29:27, while the world golden girls from Serbia 2013 beat Argentinian girls 25:20 in the decisive match of the tournament.Chile beat Uruguay 23:17 for the men’s bronze, while Uruguay girls won bronze against Mexico 29:21.

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first_imgNetflix isn’t the only company out there wooing studios to gain access to movies and television shows for their instant video streaming service. Hulu, which began as an ad-supported service offering clips and full-length television shows online, recently launched a subscription service back in November 2010 called Hulu Plus. The Plus service gives subscribers full access to current seasons of television shows from networks including ABC, Fox, and NBC in addition to classic shows, documentaries and movies. The cost is $7.99 per month, the same price as the streaming-only option from Netflix, and is available through a PC or a mobile device including the iPhone and iPad, with an app planned for Android 2.2 devices and higher as well.To that end, Hulu and Miramax announced a multi-year agreement this week which will bring the Miramax film library to Hulu Plus subscribers. Some Miramax film titles of note include Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Swingers and The English Patient.Those who use the free Hulu service will still benefit from the deal, though. Hulu plans to rotate 15 Miramax films a month through Hulu.com. While watching a movie, viewers will encounter periodic ad breaks marking the first time that Miramax has offered its movies through an ad-supported streaming service. Viewers who wish to bypass the commercial interruptions can do so by signing up for a Hulu Plus account. Through a Plus account, subscribers will not only be able to watch movies ad-free, but will no longer be limited to a selection of only 15 movies a month.Ownership of Hulu is shared among major media companies including NBC Universal, News Corporation and The Walt Disney Company. It is that ownership which has helped Hulu create a respectable catalog of content in addition to attracting other media companies to offer content we all want to watch.Read more at the joint press releaselast_img read more

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first_img Short URL ROLF HARRIS HAS been cleared of sex offences at a London court.The former television star, 86, was on trial for seven counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault which allegedly took place between 1971 and 2003.Harris has been cleared of three of the charges and the jury failed to reach a verdict on the other counts.Harris was previously found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault committed between 1968 and 1986 on girls aged age from seven or eight to 19.During this most recent trial, Harris appeared ‘in the dock’ by a virtual link after a judge ruled that he did not have to attend in person due to his age and health.Harris found fame in the 1960s through television work with the BBC, through music and also for his painting.His success continued into the 1990s with the highly successful Animal Hospital show on the BBC.- With reporting by © – AFP 2017Read: Rolf Harris ‘groped blind, disabled woman’, court hearsRead: Rolf Harris found guilty on all charges of indecent assault 22,677 Views Image: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire http://jrnl.ie/3228899 35 Comments Disgraced TV star Rolf Harris cleared of further sex offences Harris has previously been found guilty on sex charges. By Rónán Duffycenter_img A court artist sketch of Rolf Harris at Southwark Crown Court in London. Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 1:02 PM Feb 8th 2017, 1:02 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share15 Tweet Email A court artist sketch of Rolf Harris at Southwark Crown Court in London. Image: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wirelast_img read more

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first_imgDowning Street says Jeremy Kyle Show death ‘deeply concerning’ The show stopped recording and broadcasting on Monday after news broke of Steve Dymond’s death. DOWNING STREET HAS described the death of a man who recently appeared on The Jeremy Kyle show as “deeply concerning”. The popular daytime show stopped recording and broadcasting on ITV following the death of 63-year-old Steve Dymond, a week after he appeared on an episode.Dymond is believed to have failed a lie-detector test taken on the show to convince his fiancée he had not cheated on her, leading to the couple splitting up, The Sun reported.The show, which attracts around one million viewers per episode, is hosted by former insurance salesman Kyle and has run since 2005. It has been the focus of criticism over its confrontational style, which often pits romantic rivals against each other and has previously descended into violence.According to Skynews, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said Dymond’s was a “deeply concerning case”, calling for supports to be put in place for participants of reality programmes.  By Adam Daly May 14th 2019, 10:01 PM Tuesday 14 May 2019, 10:01 PM 43 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share5 Tweet Email3 Jeremy Kyle Image: ITV https://jrnl.ie/4634967 44,807 Views Broadcasters and production companies have a responsibility for the mental health and well-being of participants and viewers of their programmes.“We are clear they must have appropriate levels of support in place,” they said. ITV said it will not screen the episode in which Dymond is featured while it has also wiped all episodes from its on-demand service the ITV Hub.A Virgin Media spokesperson previously confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it would be taking the same approach and suspending the show from its schedule. Additional reporting from AFP Jeremy Kyle Image: ITVlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It’s Mo month, and even if you’re usually sporting a clean-shaven face, it’s not a bad idea to let the hair on your upper lip grow wild for a good cause. Movember isn’t just a fundraising effort for men’s health but an awareness-raising, month-long period which aims to convince men to look after themselves. Mo Bros have added a fun twist to their goal to “change the face of men’s health”. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember.Top on Australia’s leader board is a Greek Australian man, who managed to raise $29,160. Nick Halkitis, from Darwin NT, who runs a family construction supply company, has been a Mo Bro for five years now, religiously joining thousands of Aussie males as they mo up for November.“Initially I can’t remember why I decided to take part in Movember the very first year, but gradually it’s become pretty clear, that sickness, whether it’s physical or mental, actually touches a lot of people, and with that in mind, I’ve kept it up ever since,” Mr Halkitis tells Neos Kosmos. “It’s amazing when you start explaining why you’ve got a moustache and end up lecturing people about the Movember motive, trying to convince them to get a check-up, take care of themselves”. Every year he tries to wear a different moustache; there’s literally a style-guide! “This year I’m going by the o-Mo. Since year one, we’ve been tapping first place in the Northern Territory. Now we have been trying a little bit harder and entered the top ten of Australia. Three years ago we were on number three, last year we ranked number two. We are going to keep trying, not only for first place, but for the overall reason. For me it matters more what we can do together. Not just what I can do. I’m more than happy to motivate and discuss it with people, trying all the way, raising awareness,” he explained.The broader community of Darwin has been surprisingly supportive, not just the Greeks – even though the Greek community is big here, placing Nick in first place nationally.“I’m number one currently. We’ve still got a week to go. The reason we do get a lot of funding is the generosity of the Darwin people. We’ve been in business for a long time, over 50 years,” he said. “I use all my email contacts, my friends and family, my clients. I email them twice during November. I send 800 messages a day. We put a great deal of effort in it. The Movember movement really motivates people.” The Movember Foundation has, since 2004, run several Movember events to help fund programs in the areas of Awareness & Education, Living with Cancer, Research and Mental Health. The Movember community has raised more than $580 million, which is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Lazio defender had surgery to remove a tumor in his testicle, and how this made him lost passion for the sport he used to love the most: football.Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi has been playing professionally since 2006 in the Italian Lega Serie A.He has played with nine different teams, including Genoa, Chievo Verona, and AC Milan.And it was precisely at his last days with the Rossoneri, when he lost passion for football, after a surgery to remove a tumor in his testicle.“I felt invincible at Milan, free to mess up and go around for locals to drink a lot of alcohol. Even though I was going strong on the field, the body helped me and luck was on my side,” he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.“I had recently finished my experience at Milan, in 2013. A normal check-up by the doctors. They found a lump in a testicle, I was operated immediately.”Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“That I was not an invincible I had already understood it at Milan if you do not make a living as an athlete at those levels you pay the bill,” he added.“It may seem strange, but in life, I wanted to really make the footballer I understood after the disease. For many years I gave everything thanks to the gifts that nature has given me. I played but maybe I lost my passion. He came back to me.”“My mother, the best mother, cuddled me too much, made me go to the beast. I needed someone to invite me to watch TV, to shop. In short, that did not make me feel sick,” he explained.“My brother was fundamental. The doctors told me that after the operation everything would be solved. It was not like that.”“After other checks, they told me that with the tumor you never know, it can be expanded. Better to chemo. I did it. I was worried about my family, not for myself,” he commented.“I had a normal life: running, exercise bikes and fun in the evening. I thought: this is how evil is defeated. I was sure to recover. “last_img read more

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first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A local father is recovering tonight after falling ill with a serious staph infection from surfing in Imperial Beach. He’s one of many who have gotten seriously ill from the water in that area.Experts say the cause of the sicknesses is more than 40 years of toxic waste from Mexico.KUSI’s Dan Plante is in Imperial Beach with more on this story. KUSI Newsroom March 28, 2019 Man falls ill with staph infection after surfing in Imperial Beach KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 28, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgAfter fracturing the skulls of his girlfriend and his best friend with a hammer upon finding them in bed together, Marcus Morrison then cursed the victims by name on Facebook, prosecutors said. In opening statements of Morrison’s trial Monday, Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Luka Vitasovic said that Facebook post and other evidence he plans to present this week at Morrison’s trial will prove that Morrison intended to kill the victims, Rena Donnelly and Aaron Warner. Donnelly and Warner survived the attack.Morrison’s defense attorney, Jeff Sowder, asked a 12-member jury to question whether Morrison intended to murder Donnelly and Warner, or “do you just have a guy mad at seeing his best friend sleeping with his girlfriend?” He said Morrison, 31, of Battle Ground is guilty only of assaulting the couple.Morrison is charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of second-degree attempted murder.The night before the Nov. 23 attack, Morrison, Donnelly and Warner went out drinking together at Main Street Station Bar & Grill in Battle Ground to celebrate Warner’s upcoming birthday, Warner testified Monday.While they were at the bar, Morrison became involved in an altercation with Donnelly’s ex-boyfriend, who happened to be at the bar at the same time, Warner said.last_img read more

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