first_imgChawrasia won his very first hole, but lost the next as Chawrasia won his very first hole, but lost the next as the lanky Woods caught up and pulled ahead with birdies on next two holes. Wood stayed 1-up till the 15th, by which the two players had twice bogeyed and parred rest in tandem. Then another bogey saw Chawrasia fall two back, only to see Woods give back a hole with a bogey par-5 16th. Wood hung on for a 1-up win in a scrappy match. Chawrasia said, “I kept hitting to the right and just couldnt putt today. I putted well on Saturday but it didnt work well today. Still it was a great experience and In enjoyed playing under Jeev.” The motivation for the Asian team could well be that the Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, who gave away the EurAsia Cup to the winning team, committed to Malaysia hosting the third EurAsia Cup in two years time. On Saturday being told he was up against Ian Poulter, Danny Chia had joked, “Ian, who?”. The same Poulter gave the Europeans a great start with a 4&3 win. Chia, when asked what the Englishman said at the finish, laughed and said, “He told me his name is Ian Poulter.” Once Poulter had set the tone, the floodgates opened, Danny Willett beat Byeong Hun An 3&1 and in Match 3 Any Sullivan trounced the 2014 captain Thongchai Jaidee 4&3 to put Europe 12-3 ahead. Then veteran Westwood, who was in Match 7, finished before others to get the winning point as he raced ahead to demolish Nicholas Fung 7&6, the shortest contest of the week. Westwood was six-under for 12 holes, with five birdies, an eagle and a bogey and Fungs only respite was Westwoods bogeyed on par-five sixth. Europe kept moving ahead as Matthew Fitzpatrick, who was taken all the way, won 2-up against Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who had severe shoulder pain. Kristoffer Brobergs beat Shingo Katayama 5&4 win; Soren Kjeldsen beat Prayad Marksaeng 3&2 and Wood outlasted Chawrasia 1-up and finally Victor Dubuisson, who had been held to halves on first two days, held on for a 1-up win against Wu Ashun. PTI Cor PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool quartet star in PL Team of the Week

first_imgPremier League Premier League Team of the Week: Liverpool quartet star after West Ham rout Goal 04:00 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Emre Can Liverpool Getty Images Premier League Liverpool Sadio Mane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can and Andrew Robertson make the cut after the Reds rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Hammerslast_img

PSG director hails Neymar as world’s best player

first_imgNeymar ‘We’d prefer to play with the world’s best player’ – PSG lament Neymar injury Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 16:45 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Neymar Paris Saint-Germain Getty Neymar PSG PSG v Real Madrid Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Antero Henrique does not believe the 26-year-old has suffered a “nightmare” problem but cursed the timing for the Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique has lamented the timing of Neymar’s injury as he branded the forward “the world’s best player”.The 26-year-old sustained a broken bone in his foot playing against Marseille last Sunday, and though he underwent successful surgery in Brazil, PSG believe that the player they bought for €222 million from Barcelona last summer will be missing from training for six weeks.Consequently, he will not be available for the club’s return match against Real Madrid in the Champions League and with the Parisians seeking to overcome a 3-1 deficit, Henrique admits he will be sorely missed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “On the field, he’s the best player in the world,” the sporting director told L’Equipe. “He helps us in a fantastic way.”But off the field he helps us, too, with his spirit, his relationship with the other players, staff and the fans. “Even if can’t play against Real, we feel that Neymar’s with us. He’s already sent many messages of encouragement.”Henrique has explained that the injury the forward has sustained is not a severe one, but that its timing is unfortunate.”It’s not a nightmare,” he said. “It’s a classic football injury, he can run.”It just comes at the wrong time, before this crucial meeting with Real. We’d prefer to play with the best player in the world than without him – that makes sense.”Neymar is the leader of the team, but his team-mates will give everything for him and the club.”last_img read more

‘Pogba’s problems at Man Utd aren’t his fault’

first_imgPaul Pogba Vidic: Pogba’s problems at Man Utd aren’t his fault Chris Burton 16:57 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Paul Pogba Manchester United Premier League The former Red Devils defender believes too much pressure has been placed on an £89m man, with there a lack of senior stars to help him through Paul Pogba cannot be blamed for his struggles at Manchester United, says Nemanja Vidic, with issues outside of his control contributing to a turbulent period.The £89 million asset has seen his value questioned this season, with a bright start to the 2017-18 campaign having been countered by injury issues and a humbling benching by Jose Mourinho.Vidic believes too much pressure has been placed on the France international as a result of his club-record price tag – something he can do little about. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The former United defender also believes that, unlike in his day, there are not enough senior stars at Old Trafford ready to help new arrivals settle and guide them through testing times.Vidic told reporters at St George’s Park while taking a UEFA Pro Licence course: “It is not the player’s fault that a club is paying so much money for him. If someone offers you a big contract, you would not refuse, probably?“I think the environment is important – who is around you, for example – to make you better. For the players of 22 and 23 to get so much money and publicity, he must feel like he is the most powerful person in the world. I was a football player, I felt like that: ‘Wow, I am feeling really good’.“But I think you need to have someone in the dressing room – some of the players – who can help you come through these difficult situations.“You need the right senior players, with the credibility to help you go through the situation.“When I came to United I was 24 and the dressing room was strong. You had Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, these guys. You always look to them for what you are doing, what you should be doing. They have already established the path, so there was less pressure on me.”Pogba opened the season with three goals in six appearances, but has failed to find the target since netting against Newcastle on November 18.last_img read more

‘Bayern contacted Pochettino’

first_imgTransfers Bayern contacted Pochettino, claims Hamann Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:04 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pochettino Dembélé Tottenham Getty Images Transfers Bayern München Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United RB Leipzig v Bayern München RB Leipzig Tottenham Hotspur Newcastle United Premier League Bundesliga The Argentine’s fine work in north London has not gone unnoticed, with Die Roten joining Real Madrid among his suitors Bayern Munich have contacted Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with an eye to the Argentine succeeding Jupp Heynckes, Dietmar Hamann has claimed. Pochettino has won rave reviews for his work with Spurs, turning the London club into Premier League title challengers since taking over in 2014. That record has not gone unnoticed, with Real Madrid among the sides linked with the manager should he leave his current employers.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp According to Hamann, however, Bayern are keen to turn to Pochettino if Heynckes decided to end his interim term at the Allianz Arena at the end of the season. “I know Bayern have been in contact with Pochettino and that he was an option – and might still be,” the former Liverpool and Germany midfielder explained to Sky.”Some say the Bayern coach should be a German, it might be one area of importance, but not the only one. “Even Pep [Guardiola] was not perfect. It is about picking the best coach possible. “For me, that man is Pochettino.” While Pochettino is still waiting for his first trophy as a manager, he took Tottenham to second place in last year’s Premier League campaign to mark a second successive qualification for the Champions League. Spurs currently lie third in the league, and narrowly missed out on a berth in the Champions League quarters after losing out to Juventus in a thrilling last-16 tie.last_img read more

You’re Not Ready For this Beer Jelly

first_img The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide 6 Ways to Make a Difference in the LGBTQ+ Community Even though it’s exactly what it sounds like, your brain may need a moment to decipher that beer jelly is, in fact, spreadable goodness made primarily from beer. The foodstuff tastes unmistakably like the beer used, but the alcohol itself cooks off, so you won’t get buzzed off your charcuterie.Craft beer enthusiasts and former archaeologists Nancy and Walter Warner, 35 and 44, stumbled upon beer jelly one fateful Vermont winter in 2011. They were overrun with Sierra Nevada and short on fresh fruits. Nancy, relatively new to canning (jelly and jam making) got adventurous, experimenting with wine, coffee, and their “excess” beer.In 2012, Potlicker Kitchen would take form as a hub where the couple began to sell wine and beer jelly, in addition to more traditional jams. Since then, Potlicker’s grown to a six-person team selling 1,000-3,000 jars a week. Their most popular beer jelly is their India Pale Ale, which Nancy attributes to the beer variety’s general popularity.“I’ve always thought of them as more of a cooking condiment,” Nancy remarked, eschewing the notion beer jelly is exclusively for breakfast. “[It’s] something that I might put on my roasted meats or cheese platters.”The couple has a whole list of recommendations, pairings, and recipes if you’re having trouble thinking outside of the jar. You can take these jellies in a sweet direction or carve your own path with more savory options. Their best-selling IPA tends to favor salty foods like pretzels and pepperoni.For the more industrious jelly-lovers out there or if you’re simply particular about your craft beer, you can make you own beer jelly thanks to Caroline Radice. Spookily, the same winter as the Warners, the Californian farmer and chef of Black Dog Farm had the idea to make a stout jelly. Given the popularity of Radice’s post about this experiment, she updated the recipe four years later, recommending darker beers.Stout Beer Jelly(Caroline Radice, Black Dog Farm, Redwood Valley, CA)3 12 oz bottles of stout beer1 package Sure-Jell low-sugar pectin2 1/2 cups sugar1/4 cups apple cider vinegarMethod: Bring boiling water canner up to a boil and prepare jars and lids. Put the beer and vinegar into a very large pot. (It will froth up much, more than you can imagine.) In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar and the package of powdered pectin. Stir it into the beer and bring the mixture up to a boil. Once it’s boiling, add 2 cups of sugar and return to a boil.  Cook it at a rolling boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Ladle hot jam into hot, sterilized jars leaving 1/4″ headspace.  Wipe rims and attach lids, and then process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Adjust for altitude as necessary. Editors’ Recommendations 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make last_img read more

Susceptibility to stoked vulnerabilities

first_imgPolarisation within the Indian society has subliminally existed within the realm of religion, caste, region, socio-economic factors etc., however, now it has assumed acute levels of hyper-sensitivities that manifest instinctively and violently to presupposed indignations, whether intended or not. Aiding this unprecedented battle of ‘identities’, is the proliferation of social media that has brought information and disinformation in equal measure, with the speedy and easy access to all. Unfortunately, fake and extremist views on such platforms have a natural tendency to travel faster, deeper and more convincingly, than the insipidity of facts. This affords a crucial lever of disseminating ‘news’ by all those parties that have a vested interest in sharpening the societal ‘divides’ and harnessing hatred, for ulterior motives. The winds of revisionism, ‘correcting history’ and identity-assertion are working overtime to prey on any incident in the country and expand its implications to levels beyond its limited framework. This often leads to ‘trials by perceptions’. Also Read – A special kind of bondRecently, an unfortunate incident in the capital typified society at the edge of its stoked vulnerabilities–videos of policemen thrashing a man who had earlier brandished a weapon at some policemen circulated, and soon the auto-instinctive exercise of additional prefixation and suffixation of the situation and its participants, started. What ought to have been a straightforward yet serious case pertaining to the recurrence of police brutality in handling a situation and that of an individual, literally taking the law into his hand by way of a weapon, expanded into the unrequired domain of religiosity, centre-state turf war, politics, and even legally mandated entitlements. Soon the man was not just a tempo driver involved in a serious fracas, but a ‘Sikh’ who had taken out his ‘Kirpan’–factually correct, but details that are susceptible to inflammatory-misuse by stoking latent concerns that have uncontrollable dynamics of their own, once unleashed. Also Read – Insider threat managementCross-FIR’s were lodged and a flurry of outrage was expressed by politicians, administrators, clergy to an average citizenry that was bitterly divided with sharp opinions in favour of one side versus the other–the fact that both the policemen and the man concerned were guilty of excesses and required unequivocal condemnation, was a minority perspective. Almost immediately, insidious cues that were suggestive of desperation to establish an expanded narrative, including communalism or the perennial state-centre dissonance in Delhi, ensued. The fact that the Sikh community has historically punched way above their numerical weight in service to the nation, especially in the ‘Uniform’, was ironically lost on some. Sikhs have had an unparalleled record of gallantry, community service and upkeep of the law of the land, which is also obvious in the responsible manner that the community has displayed in bearing the sacred ‘Kirpan’, in places where other such-like weapons may typically be disallowed. While this incident should not have been about any specific community, the incident also did not behove a security force that has committed itself to give ‘Shanti, Seva, Nyaya’ (Peace, Service, Justice), as the video visuals had no correlation to the same. Policemen are freighted with the highest responsibility of propriety and legality, and the same was clearly amiss in the incident. Both parties had failed their constitutional duties (even moral and religious), yet pent up emotions within society got the better of absolute condemnation both ways, and piecemeal contextualisation sullied the narrative. Similarly, the recently adjudicated rape case of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua had earlier spiralled into angularities that went beyond the basic gruesomeness of the tragedy, one that should have uniformly shamed us as a society. Sadly, the initial counter-arguments had assumed the usual communal overtones, political slants and even one of the regional disparities between the three sub-regions of J&K ie, Jammu, Kashmir valley, and Ladakh! Provincial leaders had partaken the opportunity to assert their own spins and in the midst of the distractive hullabaloo, even the tricolour was not spared to doctor a convenient narrative. Simplistic and extremist arguments were professed and the same had gained unhealthy traction in the sensitive border-state owing to the wounds of the past. Simple facts like the unique ethnicity of the victim’s Bakarwal-Gujjar Muslim community and its yeoman service in the restive history of J&K was lost in the melee of uninformed and manufactured emotions. After many tumultuous and twisted turns of legal proceedings that were subjected to a parallel ‘trial by media/emotions’, the culprits were finally sentenced. In an important move to thwart vigilantism, self-appropriated sense of entitlement and to assert the supremacy of law, the Prime Minister made a mention of the recent Jharkhand lynching, and insisted that ‘incidents of violence should be treated in the same manner and perpetrators of violence should get the message that the entire country is one on this issue’. This candour and specificity was important as silence by the leadership of the nation, state or any political party can be conveniently misconstrued by the perpetrators, as encouragement–it is a fact that all political parties have been complicit by way of telling silence, especially when the onus has been on speaking up and condemning the act, irrespective of the electoral considerations. Within a couple of days of the important message and tone-setting by none less than the Prime Minister himself, came the regrettable images of a lawmaker hurling a cricket bat at government officials–the unconvincing counter from the lawmaker was that he was ‘provoked’ by the government official, as the official had supposedly behaved indecently with a women! There are undeniable tensions and faultlines in our diverse society which is reeling under historical socio-economic challenges that it needs to be safeguarded from the additional burden of inflammatory rhetoric. Leadership in the political, religious, casteist to even governmental institutions, for instance, Police Services, needs to evolve, progress and not pander to basic-instincts that are repressive and regressive. Setting the agenda for the supremacy of law and constitutionality starts from the top, and this needs constant reiteration and enforcement, without contextualisation or bias. Lt General Bhopinder Singh (Retd) is a former Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Puducherry. Views expressed are strictly personallast_img read more

Sudan Clashes in North Darfur prompt humanitarian warning from UN mission

In a news update from Khartoum, the Mission said recent clashes between rebel groups and Government forces and allied militias, as well as the increased presence of Janjaweed militia and other armed movements, have destabilized the already volatile situation.UNMIS added that UN humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in North Darfur will have to seriously curtail their operations – often the only support that the region’s internally displaced persons (IDPs) have – if the security situation continues to deteriorate.The clashes in and around El Fasher follow a reported series of attacks by Government forces and an allied militia on a North Darfur village on Friday and Saturday that culminated in the burning of the homes and the looting of the residents’ livestock.More than 200,000 people are estimated to have been killed and another 2 million forced to flee their homes because of fighting across Darfur, a vast and impoverished region on Sudan’s western flank, since 2003.Last week the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council agree to extend the mandate of its peace mission to Darfur, known as AMIS, by six months until the end of June next year.That extension was endorsed several weeks after participants at a meeting in Addis Ababa – including the UN, the AU and the Sudanese Government – agreed to a three-phase process of enhanced UN support to AMIS, culminating in a hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping operation taking over in Darfur.Today the Security Council also received a briefing from Dimitriy Titov, Director of the Africa Division in the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), on the situation along the volatile Sudanese-Chadian border.Meanwhile, in Geneva the Human Rights Council announced today that it will hold a special session on the situation in Darfur next Tuesday. The special session is being convened after a request from Finland and has been signed by 33 of the Council’s 47 Member States. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has also issued a strong call for a special session on Darfur. read more

Trumps beauty pageant woes mount with more TV dropouts over his remarks

by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 1:15 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fallout from outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued to dog him Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with him and Mexico announced it won’t be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which he partly owns.Meanwhile, the backlash threatened to extend beyond Trump’s media interests.Ora TV became the latest company to cut ties with Trump over remarks he made in his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech, when he declared that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists.The company did not give any details about the project it had been developing with Trump. Slim holds a majority interest in Ora TV, which produces shows including “Larry King Now” and “Off the Grid with Jesse Ventura.”And a day after Televisa, the Mexican TV network that airs Miss Universe, said there would be no telecast for the next contest, Miss Mexico pageant director Lupita Jones said Mexico would boycott Miss Universe. She said Trump damaged the pageant and its tradition of convening countries for an event that showcases “friendship, unity and breaking down cultural barriers.”NBC and Spanish-language network Univision previously said they would not air the Miss USA or Miss Universe pageants.The Miss USA pageant, set to take place July 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, also lost both its co-hosts Tuesday, with “Dancing with the Stars’” Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts bowing out. The Miss USA pageant had no specifics on who might host in their place but said the proceedings would be live-streamed on its website.Last week, the hosts of the Univision simulcast, RoselynSanchezandCristian de la Fuente, said they wouldn’t take part in the Spanish-language telecast.Trump, though, said he’s fighting back with a $500 million lawsuit against Univision. The lawsuit claims breach of contract, defamation and First Amendment violations and says Univision turned on him because it supports Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.“We have 50 of the most lovely women you’ve ever seen right now in Louisiana, and they have been abandoned by NBC and abandoned by Univision,” Trump said on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” adding, “They have been crushed.”In a statement, Univision called Trump’s lawsuit “factually false and legally ridiculous.” It said it will “continue to fight against Mr. Trump’s ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made.”By Tuesday, the aftershocks had begun to spread into another lucrative part of Trump’s empire, as the Ricky Martin Foundation announced it would withdraw a golf tournament from a Trump-owned property.The tournament, which draws professional players and big sponsors, raises money for child advocacy and scholarships for Latino students. It was to be held Aug. 21 at the Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. It has been moved to the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort.The PGA Tour, which runs a World Golf Championship at Trump Doral near Miami, and the PGA of America, declined to comment on whether Trump’s remarks would impact their relationships with him.___Associated Press reporters Mae Anderson, Katherine Corcoran and Doug Ferguson contributed to this report. Trump’s beauty pageant woes mount with more TV drop-outs over his remarks about immigrants FILE – In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Cheryl Burke arrives at the NBCUniversal New York Summer Press Day event at The Four Seasons Hotel in New York. Miss USA has lost its third co-host. “Dancing with the Stars’” Cheryl Burke said Tuesday, June 30, she is dropping out of next month’s pageant “in light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump,” a co-owner of the pageant. Burke was scheduled to join MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts co-hosting NBC’s telecast of the July 12 event. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) read more

At General Assembly Bosnia and Herzegovina stresses central role of UN in

“In Bosnia and Herzegovina, unfortunately, we know too much about the high price of wars,” Dragan Covic, the Chairman of the country’s Presidency, told world leaders from the podium of the UN General Assembly on the 2nd day of its annual general debate. “On a global level, the United Nations system must be at the heart of all activities using preventive measures to resolve the crises and prevent people from leaving their homes. Again, much of the responsibility for prevention lies with other levels. Within our communities, we must counter all the symptoms of trouble and conflicts,” he added.He highlighted the importance of correcting social injustice, reconciling the seemingly irreconcilable, persevering in compromise and striving for pluralistic and inclusive solutions. In a wide-ranging speech Mr. Covic denounced violence against civilians in Syria, backed the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, called terrorism “undoubtedly the greatest evil of today,” and highlighted the importance of gender equality in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that seek to eliminate a host social ills like hunger and poverty. Full statement available here read more


first_imgThe KMC members are elected to serve the municipality which includes waste management. The Bakoteh Dumpsite poses serious health and environmental risks to the immediate residents of Bakoteh and Manjai which should be the concern of the KMC. The KMC has accepted to dialogue with the communities but it needs to do more to convince the public that it is taking this seriously. It has to come up with short term and long term solutions that can convince the residents.It has been several weeks since the reopening of the dumpsite but the measures which were outlined by the Minister of the Environment have not been applied.Meanwhile the health of the residents continued to be at a risk. The issue of the dumpsite has to be taken seriously.last_img read more

Maryland man killed by tree in Eleuthera

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 1, 2017 – Eleuthera – A huge tree in North Eleuthera toppled onto the man trying to trim it, and it killed him now Police are investigating to ensure that is how a winter resident actually died.   The American man, from Maryland was reportedly cutting down a tree in his yard in Gregory Town when it broke free and somehow crushed him.The man was rushed to clinic, but was pronounced dead. The freak accident happened around 9am on Sunday.#MagneticMediaNews#MarylandmankilledbyfallentreePhoto Credit: Eleutheran resident Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Marylandmankilledbyfallentreelast_img read more

New rainyday rules must wait for a solid state surplus

first_imgIt could be years before one of the most popular measures on Tuesday’s ballot has an effect.It could be never. No one can predict when the state of Washington will again see a healthy budget surplus. But when that day comes — when revenues exceed 133 percent of their historical average growth — three-quarters of that surplus revenue will be socked away in the state’s rainy day fund.Voters approved Senate Joint Resolution 8206, a constitutional amendment that imposes a new level of frugality on future state spending, by a resounding 2-to-1 ratio on Tuesday. Sen. Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, introduced the measure in January. It drew bipartisan support, including from Senate Democratic Leader Lisa Brown of Spokane. Zarelli is the ranking Republican on the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The two worked together to establish the state’s first rainy day fund in the Constitution in 2007, and Zarelli collaborated with Sen. Ed Murray, the Seattle Democrat who chairs Ways and Means, to develop a bipartisan budget during the 2011 session.If it had been in place in recent decades, the new savings mandate would have triggered the set-aside of “extraordinary” revenue only twice — in 1989-91, and in 2005-07, when state revenue grew by a stunning 21.4 percent.Zarelli warned from the beginning that the most recent party wouldn’t last.“Those were significant periods between 2004 and 2008,” he said in an interview Thursday. “We saw this spike in revenue, mostly from the real estate excise tax and from construction. We had billions of dollars in surplus revenue that hadn’t been projected. What we knew at that time was that there was no way that kind of growth would continue. When we see that happen, even without a recession, we know that eventually the economy will come back to a normal level.”last_img read more

Three more USBangla plane crash survivors fly to Dhaka

first_imgPlane crash. File PhotoThree more survivors of US-Bangla plane crash left Kathmandu for Dhaka on Friday afternoon.Syed Kamrunnahar Swarna, Al-Moon Nahar Anny and Mehedi Hassan left Kathmandu around 1:30pm (Nepal time).The three survivors had been undergoing treatment at Kathmandu Medical College Hospital since the crash on 12 March.Earlier on Thursday, another Bangladeshi injured, Shahreen Ahmed, was sent to the country and admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Besides, another Bangladeshi surviror Rezwanul Haque’s family took him to Singapore from Om Hospital and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd for better treatment on Wednesday night.As many as 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, were killed and 10 Bangladeshis among 22 people survived the crash.The rest five injured are undergoing treatment at two hospitals in Kathmandu.last_img read more

Discover your potential What an ancestry DNA test reveals to you

first_imgAncestry DNA is a new DNA testing concept that allows you to know more about the history of your ancestry. This technique comprises revolutionary technique which uses autosomal DNA testing. With this kind of test, it is possible to analyze all the twenty-two chromosome pairs other than the usual XY chromosomes. Moreover, ancestry DNA testing evaluates your entire genomic structure. It utilizes advanced science to create predictions that relate to your genetic ethnicity so you can discover new family ties.How It WorksAncestry DNA test helps in uncovering information regarding genetic ethnicity through its ability to recognize prospective DNA matches. The outcome of this test helps you identify the history of your family. This technique of testing utilizes micro-array autosomal analysis which involves swabbing an individual’s saliva and analyzing all their genomes. Basically, this kind of test helps to reveal the history of a family including aspects such as their past, cultural roots, among other pertinent information connected to the family. Moreover, this test helps to establish what connection there is between you and your new relatives. Newest members offer crucial information about the history of one’s family. In most cases, these tests take 6 to 8 weeks for the results to come out.What Does Ancestry DNA DoThe most important thing about this kind of test is that it links and maps an individual’s ethnicity beginning from the earliest generations before providing more information about them. For example, it tracks down the location from which your ancestors belonged and your possibility of adopting new heritages. In addition to that, ancestry DNA testing creates a list of the likely members matching the DNA and helps you identify your relationship with distant relatives.Why this Test is Important for YouAncestry testing is ideal given the fact that it is a neutral technique for testing lineage for all genders. With this process, the details of results are similar for both men and women and are marked in a similar manner for same markers. Ancestry testing is an enhanced DNA matching that analyzes a wider range of DNA, helping to identify information for both the paternal and maternal family history. Moreover, the information generated using this technique is absolutely recent and relevant.Debunking the MythThere is a misconception that females cannot take this kind of testing. The truth is, any person can. Both women and men are tested in a similar way for the similar markers. This technique doesn’t focus on the Y chromosome (used in establishing paternal lineage) or the mitochondrial DNA (using in finding maternal lineage) only. Instead, the ancestry DNA testing studies your entire genomic structure.It is always important to find more information regarding your past and lineage. Most people do this out of curiosity or the need to clear their doubts regarding those they are related to. Although there are numerous DNA testing procedures out there, the ancestry DNA test is more comprehensive and dependable technique given the fact that it does not discriminate on gender.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content Feature | August 15, 2014 North American First in Children: SickKids Doctors Destroy Bone Tumor Using Incisionless Surgery Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications August 15, 2014 — A team of doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Ontario, Canada, have, for the first time in North America, successfully destroyed a bone tumor using high-intensity ultrasound guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), rather than traditional surgery. “With high-intensity focused ultrasound, we are moving from minimally invasive to non-invasive therapy, significantly reducing risk to the patient and fast-tracking recovery,” says SickKids interventional radiologist Dr. Michael Temple, associate professor of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto and leader of the team that performed the surgery. “The osteoid osteoma tumor was chosen as our pilot study because the lesion is easily accessible and, while the procedure is sophisticated, it is relatively straightforward. The success of this first case is great news for Jack [Campanile, the patient], and exciting for our team as we look at developing more complex incisionless treatments in the future.”This breakthrough is the latest from SickKids’ Centre for Image-Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI), a research program that brings together surgeons, radiologists, software developers and engineers to develop innovative technologies in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery. The CIGITI bone tumor treatment project is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research Fund, FedDev Ontario, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Garron Family Cancer Centre at SickKids. The clinical pilot study is funded by grants from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation’s Clinical Indication Track and the Mary Jo Haddad Innovation Fund from SickKids Foundation.The osteiod osteoma had caused the patient, 16-year-old Jack Campanile, excruciating pain for a year before the procedure. By the time he went to bed that night, the athletic teen experienced complete pain relief.In previous decades, osteoid osteoma was treated with orthopaedic surgery that involved scraping the tumor from the bone or removing the affected part of the bone. Since the mid-1990s, minimally invasive treatments have proven effective — using radio frequency or laser energy is delivered through a needle placed in the tumor using computerized tomography (CT) guidance.However, these procedures still carry risks, including radiation exposure, infection, burning of the surrounding tissue and bone fractures resulting from the hole that remains following treatment of the tumor.High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy uses sound waves, guided by MRI, to heat an area the size of a grain of rice to destroy the tumor. The treatment is completely non-invasive, so the skin and surrounding bone remain intact, greatly reducing the risk of complications such as infections. The use of MRI rather than CT scan to guide the sound waves means the patient avoids exposure to radiation. The risk of bone fracture is also likely lower than in other treatments, and recovery is quick. An added benefit is rapid pain relief.SickKids staff performed the procedure using a specialized MRI table at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, with support from Sunnybrook’s MRI and radiation oncology staff. While the surgery itself took 30 minutes, it required about three hours of preparation, including general anesthesia and precise placement of the patient on a table equipped with a built-in, high-intensity focused ultrasound transducer. The team used the MRI to determine the exact location of the tumor and to help target the ultrasound waves to burn the whole tumor one focal spot at a time at a high energy. The MRI also enabled them to ensure that there was no unexpected increase in heat in surrounding tissues. Accurate positioning and monitoring are critical, as the ultrasound waves could damage surrounding tissues, nerves or skin.A few hours after the procedure, Jack was discharged home, where his recovery has been smooth and quick, with no complications to date. After dealing with a few hours of severe pain following the procedure, he was suddenly pain free. That night, he had uninterrupted sleep for the first time in months. Two days following the procedure, Jack was able to resume most daily activities, including a day trip to Niagara Falls on day four.Before the surgery, Jack’s pain was so debilitating that he needed to take pain medication up to four times daily. “If I didn’t treat the pain attack early enough, it would be so strong that it felt like someone was trying to bend my femur into the shape of a hockey stick,” says the 16-year-old hockey player, snowboarder and wakeboarder, who took his last painkiller following the procedure.The idea of being the first to undergo this new treatment was intriguing, Jack explains. “I wanted to see what it would be like. If it did work, it would be a whole new world for medical procedures and treating osteoid osteoma.”This breakthrough is the latest from SickKids’ Centre for Image-Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI), a research program that brings together surgeons, radiologists, software developers and engineers to develop innovative technologies in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery.“This achievement is both a technical and organizational feat and required several years of collaborative work and fine tuning. We see huge potential in using this technology to develop new, non-invasive therapies in a number of other medical and surgical areas, including the treatment of soft-tissue tumors, paediatric stroke and epilepsy,” said Dr. James Drake, lead of CIGITI; head of the Division of Neurosurgery and Senior Associate Scientist at SickKids; and professor of surgery at University of Toronto.High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy is available in pediatric and adult centers in Europe. The procedure was first performed on patients with osteoid osteoma in Italy in 2010 and is currently used in North America to treat uterine fibroids and bone metastases in adult patients. Osteoid osteoma occurs most commonly in males 10 to 35 years of age. The condition has been reported in patients as young as seven months. Despite its small size — about 1 cm —  the tumor is known to cause extreme pain. SickKids sees as many as 18 patients per year with this condition.This breakthrough was made possible with the efforts of a multidisciplinary team at SickKids: Drs. Adam Waspe, Joao Amaral, Thomas Looi, Maria Lamberti-Pasculli, Joost de Ruiter, Fiona Campbell, Sevan Hopyan and Jane Church. 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Boko Haram kills 11 traitors in northeastern Nigerian town

first_img Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Four benefits of having a wireless security system Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram militants Friday slit the throats of 11 alleged “traitors,” witnesses said in the first news of desertions from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group.The militants arrived before dawn and went door to door in northeastern Miringa town, said resident Muhammad Kimba.“They actually dragged out 11 persons to the Eid praying ground outside the town and slaughtered all of them,” said Kimba. Top Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall It is the fifth attack in a week that left 173 people killed as Boko Haram Islamic extremists appear to obey an Islamic State group order to step up attacks in the holy month of Ramadan. Boko Haram became the IS group’s West Africa franchise earlier this year.On Thursday, a woman and a girl strapped with explosives blew up and killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint in Malari village, just outside Maiduguri city, according to security guard Abba Shehu.In the most deadly attack, the militants targeted several mosques in Kukawa town on Wednesday, gunning down nearly 100 praying worshippers. Kukawa is 180 kilometers (110 miles) northeast of Maiduguri.The militants, who want to impose their strict version of Shariah law across Nigeria, often defile mosques where clerics preach against their extremism. While they also have attacked churches, many more Muslims are among an estimated 13,000 people killed in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising. Another 1.5 million people have been driven from their homes.Boko Haram took over a large swath of northeastern Nigeria last year and stepped up cross-border raids. A multinational army from Nigeria and its neighbors forced the militants out of towns, but bombings and village attacks are increasing. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the latest attacks, calling them “desperate acts” that underscore the need to speed up full deployment of the multinational army.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How men can have a healthy 2019 Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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