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November 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFormer Manchester United captain Gary Neville slammed the board for the way they have run the club in the past few years and defended Jose Mourinho after United’s horrendous start to the season.Gary on Sunday accused those above Mourinho in the board room of having no long-term plan to restore former glories after United went down to West Ham 1-3 at the London Stadium to register their worst start to a season since 1989-90 and now sit 10th in the table.United have won only three of their opening seven Premier League games so far and Neville feels that the lack of leadership above Mourinho is hurting the club.”This mess started when United sacked David Moyes after 8 months and we lost all sense of the values that the club had been built on for 100 years. It went into pinball, reactive mode and chasing it. No plan.””It’s not the manager it’s the lack of football leadership above him. They are bouncing all over the place with no plan,” Neville tweeted.United are already nine points behind crosstown rivals and league champions Manchester City, who went top this weekend when Chelsea and Liverpool drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.However, Nevill believes that unlike Moyes, United should avoid panicking and back Mourinho.By winning the Europa League and the League Cup in his first season, then finishing second in the Premier League last time, Mourinho improved on the unsuccessful managerial regimes of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal that followed Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.advertisementSupporters have not appreciated the more pragmatic style of football, however, and tensions have been apparent with players such as the record 89 million pounds signing Paul Pogba.Neville’s former team mates Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes also expressed dismay at the current situation after the West Ham game.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

November 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 8 Dijon 0: Neymar hits four as Cavani levels Ibrahimovic record Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 05:57 1/18/18 Neymar PSG Ligue 1 01172018 CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images Neymar scored his first PSG hat-trick as Unai Emery’s men thrashed Dijon 8-0 to move 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1. Edinson Cavani became the joint-top goalscorer in Paris Saint-Germain’s history and Neymar recorded his first hat-trick for the club as the Ligue 1 leaders hammered Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday.Cavani scored PSG’s third goal with a simple header that drew him level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 156 goals for the Paris club, who moved 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, although the Uruguayan was denied the chance to break the record when Neymar scored a late penalty even though he had already completed his treble.PSG’s 11th win out of 11 home Ligue 1 games this season saw Neymar at his mesmeric best, although Unai Emery’s side rarely needed to get out of third gear against desperately poor opposition, despite Kylian Mbappe having been left on the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The in-form Angel Di Maria scored twice in the first 15 minutes, the first a superb strike from the edge of the box and the second from virtually on the line after Neymar’s chip threatened to miss.After Cavani’s historic goal, Neymar got in on the act, bending home a glorious 20-yard free-kick to make the score 4-0 before half-time, the Brazilian then knocking in a rebound for an easy fifth after the break.Neymar saved the best for last with his hat-trick goal, a dazzling solo effort, then substitute Mbappe wrapped up an eighth straight win for PSG before Neymar scored his fourth of the game from 12 yards despite his strike partner – and the Parc des Princes fans – calling for Cavani to take it.PSG visit their nearest challengers Lyon on Sunday, when victory would virtually wrap up the league title with four months of the season still to play.goals!! Historic @ECavaniOfficial !! #PSGDFCO — PSG English (@PSG_English) January 17, 2018 Jordan Marie sent an ambitious chip wide in the first minute as PSG made a sloppy start from kick-off, but the league leaders were soon in full flow.Di Maria hit the winner against Nantes last time out and he was on target again, picking out the top-right corner with a sensational left-footed 20-yard strike that he whipped across Baptiste Reynet.The Argentine added his fifth Ligue 1 goal of the season after 15 minutes, prodding in from a yard out with Neymar’s deft chip over Reynet seemingly drifting narrowly wide, Giovani Lo Celso having won back possession deep in Dijon territory.And, with Dijon unable to cope with the hosts’ attacking fluency, Cavani then headed in his 156th goal for the club to draw level with Ibrahimovic as PSG’s top goalscorer in all competitions, Di Maria providing the perfect cross from the right.156 – Edinson Cavani is now the joint top scorer in @PSG_English history in all comps equalling Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s tally (156 goals). Historic. — OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 17, 2018 Alphonse Areola made a straight-forward save to his left to deny Mehdi Abeid before Neymar extended PSG’s advantage in style despite seemingly being troubled by a groin problem.The Brazilian won the free-kick himself and gave Reynet no chance with a 20-yard shot that curled over the wall and into the unguarded portion of the Dijon goal.Dijon initially showed more fight after the interval, Kwon Chang-Hoon bending a shot wide of the post, before Reynet made his first save, sticking out his right boot to block Neymar’s shot.Neymar passed in his second of the night after 57 minutes, though, with defender Cedric Yambere only able to block a cross directly to the world’s most expensive player.With Dijon helpless Neymar was not finished yet, wrapping up the hat-trick with a tremendous solo effort before teeing up substitute Mbappe on the overlap on the left for PSG’s seventh. And the scoring was finally over when Neymar – who earlier this season rowed with Cavani on the pitch about set-piece duties – insisted upon taking a penalty won by the Uruguayan, despite the crowd chanting for El Matador to take it to surpass Ibrahimovic’s record, to cap a superb individual display. read morelast_img read more

November 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang Wenger: Aubameyang ineligibility for Europa League ‘doesn’t make sense’ Joe Wright 03:52 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Getty Images Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang UEFA Europa League Arsène Wenger Arsenal Östersunds FK v Arsenal Östersunds FK With Borussia Dortmund now in the competition, their former striker can’t feature for Arsenal, much to the annoyance of the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has criticised the rule that prevents Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from featuring for Arsenal in this year’s Europa League, but believes believes Danny Welbeck is ready to seize his chance as the central striker in Thursday’s clash with Ostersunds.Despite making a £55 million move from Borussia Dortmund in January, Aubameyang cannot feature for the Gunners in the Europa League because his old team have dropped down into the competition as a result of a third-place finish in their Champions League group.And though Henrikh Mkhitaryan can play due to Manchester United advancing to the Champions League knockout stages, the Gunners boss slammed the rule, declaring universal support for its removal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Unanimously, I know all clubs agree now that this rule has to disappear,” said Wenger. “It doesn’t make sense.”With Alexandre Lacazette recovering from knee surgery, that leaves Danny Welbeck as the only real option to lead the line for Arsenal against Swedish side Ostersunds. However, Wenger thinks Welbeck looks ready to fill the void in the attack.Asked about playing the former Manchester United man in a central role, he told a news conference: “It’s where I prefer him. It’s an opportunity for him to do well. “He had to wait a little to get back into the team, but that gave him time to work on his fitness. He looks sharper than he has in a long time – he looks very sharp.”Arsenal have taken a strong squad to Sweden for Thursday’s clash, with Wenger keen not to underestimate a team who progressed from a group containing Athletic Bilbao, Hertha Berlin and Zorya to reach the knockout stages.   #OSTvAFC — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 14, 2018 The 68-year-old does not expect the cold conditions to prove a problem, though, given the recent inclement weather in England.”We go to the knockouts; of course the risk is higher,” he said. “When I saw them play, I understood why they did well against Bilbao and Berlin. It wasn’t a coincidence.”The temperature, at the moment I don’t find too different from London. It shouldn’t be a problem.”last_img read more

October 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img​Coady: I’m Wolves through and through (and so are my kids!)by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool fan Conor Coady has spoken about how much he has fallen in love with Wolves since being at the club.He was an academy player at the Reds and his whole family are supporters of the club.But he has been at Wolves since 2015 and he could not be happier.He even mentioned how his kids are Wolves fans!”My two boys don’t really know much about Liverpool!” Coady told the Express & Star.”They’ve got Wolves kits and come to all the games. They sing the songs, it’s great.”My boys are obsessed with Ruben Neves, they sing his song and all kinds. Henri my eldest, aged three, he loves it.”When asked who his family will support in the upcoming clash between Wolves and Liverpool, he said: “Wolves! All day long. “My family follow me everywhere. They love what this football club has done since I’ve been here, they’re big Wolves fans.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Alabama, Ohio State, LSU and Georgia are all capable of dethroning the Tigers for the top class in this recruiting cycle.Clemson currently holds commitments from the No. 2, No. 4 and No. 12 recruits in the 2020 class. Dabo Swinney and company are also the leaders in the clubhouse for the No. 1 overall recruit in the country.If Clemson locks up defensive end Jordan Burch the Tigers will likely walk away with the top class. The Tigers are on pace to challenge Florida for the top recruiting class of all time.Clemson currently holds a slight lead over Alabama with Ohio State, LSU and Notre Dame rounding out the top five.Stay tuned for the latest recruiting news. Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The college football season sits just over a month away. While teams aren’t competing on the field just yet, there’s an intense battle going on in the recruiting arena.Clemson had the No. 1 class wrapped up earlier this offseason – and likely will land the top class – but several programs are right on the Tigers’ heels.247Sports revealed their new rankings earlier this week and took at look at the programs who could land the No. 1 class in 2020.Clemson sits at the top, but four other programs have a chance.last_img read more

October 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Next view more view less No data available! India Today Web Desk LondonJune 10, 2019UPDATED: June 10, 2019 11:48 IST Shikhar Dhawan was interviewed by Yuzvendra Chahal after India beat Australia at The Oval on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan scored his 17th ODI hundred and 3rd in World CupDhawan now has 6 centuries in ICC tournaments – World Cup and Champions TrophyDhawan’s 109-ball 117 helped India (352/5) beat Australia (316) by 36 runsEarlier in March this year, Shikhar Dhawan had scored a sublime hundred against Australian in an ODI match in Mohali but even then he couldn’t make the cut to appear on Chahal TV, but his match-winning knock against the same opposition in the World Cup 2019 match on Sunday did the trick.India rode on Shikhar Dhawan’s 17th ODI hundred to post a mammoth 352 for 5 after opting to bat first at The Oval. Team India then bowled out Australia for 316 to win the match by 36 runs and grab third place in the points table with two wins from as many games.Yuzvendra Chahal interviews his teammates after every game they win these days with the top-performer getting preference to appear on his show and this time he had Dhawan for company.”It is a big day for me that I’m making my debut on Chahal TV. It’s been a year I think since I’ve wanted to be here. Even after scoring 143 against Australia in Mohali this year I couldn’t feature on your show. But after so much of hard work I have made it, please give me a hug,” Dhawan joked with Chahal in the funny video posted on WATCH: Laughs, antics, fun banter – This Chahal TV episode has it all courtesy the very funny Gabbar – @SDhawan25Do not miss this one – by @RajalArora @yuzi_chahal #TeamIndia #CWC19Full Video link here (@BCCI) June 10, 2019Chahal then asked Dhawan about his knock of 117 and how he paced the innings to help India reach a big total on a difficult pitch at The Oval.advertisement”I had a positive mindset. I was looking to score runs but the wicket was a bit tricky so I had to give enough respect to the bowlers as well. I knew that if we play positively against Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc without taking any risks then we can cash in later on their lesser experienced bowlers.”And that is what happened. My partnership with Rohit was amazing. We could score easily against the spinners so we didn’t have to take risks. Our presence of mind and communication was very good. All that helped a lot and we are very fit also,” Dhawan said and broke into a jig.Dhawan notched up his third World Cup hundred and his sixth in ICC tournaments (World Cup + Champions Trophy). He is now joint-second alongside Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting on the list of most hundreds in ICC tournaments.Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly top the list with seven each. Tendulkar in fact, spoke to India Today after the game and heaped praise on Dhawan for the way he batted even after getting hit on the thumb by a Pat Cummins bouncer.”He answered it (criticism) beautifully. He scored a brilliant hundred today. He must be feeling fantastic. That’s one special feeling. When you go to the hotel room and look at the mirror, you say ‘wow, I have done something special’.”Once you play for India, it’s a huge honour. These injuries take place every now and then. that doesn’t mean you leave the field and return to the pavilion. Having known the fighter Shikhar is, only when his thumb is completely gone and he can’t hold a bat, he would have gone back. I am not surprised Shikhar hung in there and made it count,” Tendulkar told India Today.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan elated after India’s clinical win over AustraliaAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar wants Shikhar Dhawan to break his record in ICC tournamentsAlso Read | Batsmen underestimate Yuzvendra Chahal, feels Sachin TendulkarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow India vs AustraliaFollow World Cup 2019Follow CWC19 Shikhar Dhawan privileged to debut on Chahal TV after match-winning hundred vs AustraliaWorld Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal and Shikhar Dhawan shared a few laughs after India’s crushing win over Australia at The Oval on Sunday. commentary advertisement graphs scorecardlast_img read more

October 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img India Today Web Desk August 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 09:08 IST India are comfortably placed in the 3-day practice match against West Indies A (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia had a 200-run lead at Stumps on Day 2 in AntiguaIshant, Umesh and Kuldeep picked up 3 wickets eachStand-in captain Rahane opened the innings for India on Day 2India continued their fine showing on the tour of West Indies with an impressive bowling display on Day 2 of the ongoing 3-day practice match against West Indies A at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.After declaring on their overnight score of 297 for 5, pacer Ishant Sharma rocked the West Indies A batting order, leaving them reeling at 30 for 2. The pace spearhead of the India cricket team removed West Indies A top-order batsmen Jeremy Solozano and Brandon King before returning to pick up the wicket of opener Kavem Hodge after he had hit a half-century.Ishant was given good company by Umesh Yadav who got the big wicket of Darren Bravo for 11. Captain Jahmar Hamilton and all-rounder Jonathan Carter led a middle-order fightback but left-arm wrist spinner removed them both to help India restrict West Indies A to 181.Umesh Yadav finished with figures of 3/19 while Ishant shone with 3/21 while Kuldeep picked up 3 wickets giving away only 35 runs.Bumrah goes wicketless, Ashwin and Jadeja held backOn the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless and gave away 45 runs in 11 overs on his return to the squad. Bumrah, who shone for India at World Cup 2019, was rested for the limited-overs series on the West Indies tour.Incidentally, Navdeep Saini, who is not in the Test squad, bowled 6 overs on Sunday in Antigua. However, India’s premier Test spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja did not get to bowl in the first innings. While Jadeja had been part of India’s ODI and T20I squads, Ashwin returns to the side after the Australia series in December 2018.advertisementIn reply, India lost Mayank Agarwal early (12) but Hanuma Vihari continued his good run of form with an unbeaten 48. Notably, Vihari was unbeaten on 36 when India declared the first innings.End of Day’s play here in Antigua. #TeamIndia 84/1. Vihari 48*, Rahane 20*. Join us tomorrow for the final day (@BCCI) August 18, 2019Rahane opens the innings for IndiaAlso, Mayank opened with captain Ajinkya Rahane instead of KL Rahul. Rahane, who is not in the best of form, had the much-needed match practice out in the middle as he scored just 20 but faced 95 balls in the second innings. Notably, Rahane was dismissed for 1 in the first innings.Rahane is leading India in the 3-day practice match in the absence of Virat Kohli who has been rested after he took a hit to the thumb in the 3rd ODI against West Indies last week.With a lead of 200 runs under their belt, India will be going for the kill on the final day of the practice match on Monday in Antigua.India begin their World Test Championship campaign in the 1st Test against West Indies in Antigua from Thursday, August 22.Brief Scores – India vs West Indies A, Day 2India (84 for 1 and 297 for 5) lead West Indies A (181) by 200 runs. Hanuma Vihari (48*), Ajinkya Rahane (20*), Romario Shepherd (1/3) at Stumps on Day 2Also Read | Ashes 2019: Lord’s Test drawn as sub Labuschagne stands firmAlso Read | Virat Kohli to have a stand named after him at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in DelhiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ishant SharmaFollow Umesh YadavFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow Ajinkya RahaneFollow India vs West Indies AFollow Hanuma VihariFollow Jasprit Bumrah India vs West Indies A: Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari help visitors take 200-run lead on Day 2India tour of West Indies 2019: Ishant Sharma led a fine bowling performance from India as they shot out West Indies A for 181 in the 1st innings of the 3-day practice match on Sunday in Antigua. Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav chipped in with 3 wicket each.advertisementlast_img read more

October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is opening a new front in his party’s fight against the revamped NAFTA deal, saying he would have done better than Justin Trudeau.Scheer tweeted today that the U.S. is measuring its success in the newly revised North American Free Trade Agreement by what it gained.Conservatives would not have had to sign the new #USMCA, because we would have negotiated a better deal for Canadians.— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) October 14, 2018He says the Liberal government, on the other hand, is defining its success by what it didn’t give up.Scheer contends the Conservatives would not have had to sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because they would have negotiated a better deal for Canadians.He offers no details about those improvements, and his spokesman was not immediately available.However, Scheer has accused the Liberals of gaining no new ground in the deal and making concessions in the auto, dairy and pharmaceutical sectors.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Companies in this story: (TSX:HBC)The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada’s competition watchdog says the Hudson’s Bay Co. will pay $4.5 million to resolve a deceptive pricing probe.The Competition Bureau says HBC agreed to pay a $4 million penalty and $500,000 towards costs in the proceedings over whether the retailer misled customers over sleep set prices since at least March 2013.The bureau took legal action against the retailer in 2017, alleging it used deceptive regular price claims and clearance promotions for sets of mattresses and foundations.HBC will ensure marketing of its sleep sets complies with regulations, and establish and maintain a compliance program as part of the agreement.The company will also make sure it markets its major appliances appropriately.Competition commissioner Matthew Boswell says in a statement that this sends a strong message that the bureau won’t tolerate unsubstantiated savings claims. read more

October 11, 2019 | | Post a Comment

21 March 2010The situation faced by those uprooted by violence in Darfur region cannot be sustained, a senior United Nations official said today, calling for a two-track transition to promote development in the war-wracked Sudanese region. For the most part, internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps are being provided with basic needs, including education and health, Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), said at an international donors conference in Cairo, Egypt. “This situation is not sustainable and will, in the long run, lead to donor fatigue, collapse of the established service system and the breeding of social vices that can cause serious harm and damage to the host communities and society as a whole,” he warned. Increasingly, IDPs are seeking employment and other opportunities in a bid to become more self-sufficient, Mr. Gambari noted. An estimated 300,000 have been killed and 2.7 million others displaced since 2003 in Darfur, a region roughly the size of Spain. The current situation, the envoy said, requires a two-pronged approach to transition from emergency programming to development: developing a stable and sustainable economy with the support of the private sector, along with boosting capacity, especially in transferring authority from the centre to the periphery. “This would not only encourage the voluntary and appropriate return of the IDPs but would also provide the potential for economic opportunity for those living in other areas of Sudan,” he stressed. Mr. Gambari underscored the importance of “inclusive and comprehensive” peace pacts being entered into between all rebel groups and the Sudanese Government to set the stage for a durable peace and to promote early recovery and development. Last week, the Government signed an agreement with the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM). The deal came on the heels of a pact reached between Sudan and one of Darfur’s biggest rebel groups, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), a move immediately welcomed by the Joint Special Representative, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council. Mr. Gambari arrived in Cairo from Paris, where he took part in talks with French authorities, diplomats and the head of the Sudanese Liberation Army/Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW). The envoy urged Abdul Wahid Mohammed Al-Nour, the group’s leader, to join the peace process, and also requested stepped up cooperation on the ground with UNAMID. “The discussions with the SLA/AW leader were frank and useful and we have agreed to continue regular consultations,” he said. read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRaccoon dogs stand in a broken bridge, expecting a daily feeding, in Sakai, western Japan.  Their cute and cuddly appearance may have gained them a legion of fans on social media, but the RSPCA has now called for the sale of tanukis – also known as racoon dogs – to be banned.The charity has confirmed that the creatures, which are native to Japan, Siberia and China, have already escaped into the wild and are posing a threat to British wildlife.And there are fears that tanukis, which harbour high levels of parasites, could also infect humans, in some cases with lethal results.Now the Government has said it  “takes the threat of this species seriously” and will investigate any reported sighting of the creatures.Conservationists fear that the so-called racoon dogs could begin to breed in the wild, creating a population explosion which threatens to overwhelm weaker native species.Dr Ros Clubb, RSPCA wildlife and exotic specialist, said: “We know that some raccoon dogs are now living wild in Britain, and there is a risk that they could start to breed.“We want the authorities to ban the sale of these animals as pets. They are simply not suitable, and they are escaping and getting out into the natural environment.” Tanukis come from the canine family but are closer to foxes than dogs in their behaviour and scavenging eating habits.In Sweden tanukis are already regarded as pests to be hunted down and eradicated because of the threat they pose to the country’s wildlife and habitat, particularly amphibians and ground nesting birds.Around 9,000 of the creatures were released by biologists 80 years ago into western parts of the former Soviet Union to be hunted for their fur.Their spread across Finland and Scandinavia has forced Sweden to set up a hunting programme to cull them wherever they appear.The RSPCA fears that if something is not done now to tackle the problem Britain may find itself in facing a similar crisis.Dr Clubb said: “They do compete with natural species in the area such as other predators or large mammals such as other dogs, badgers or foxes. They compete for the same food sources or den sites.“They also pose a disease risk, they could introduce rabies and they can carry some parasite species. They are seen as a threat to the natural species that are there.”Among the parasites tanukis are known to carry is the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, which can be fatal if untreated in humans and has silent incubation period of up to 20 years.Per-Arne Åhlén of the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management, who leads the effort to eradicate them in that country, warned.“There’s a high risk that Great Britain already has an emerging population, and that, I can promise you, will not be good for its amphibian life.“In an island country like the UK, you should do anything within your power to keep them out.”The growing popularity of raccoon dogs as household pets in Britain has its origins in their appearance on social media.In one case, in 2015, a Japanese owner rescued an abandoned tanuki and chronicled his efforts to care for the animal, which he named Tanu, on Twitter. 今日のタヌ飯!最近は青魚や海藻が多くなってるタヌ飯。今日も大サービスで焼き鯖の腹身1/4。丸呑みしないで少しずつ千切ってカミカミするタヌキに脂ぎった切り身をそのまま与えると、部屋中食卓気分で持っては置いてを繰り返すので、ほぐして炊きたてご飯に混ぜ混ぜしてかさ増ししてます。— ことり (@chibi_tori) March 16, 2017 Raccoon dogs stand in a broken bridge, expecting a daily feeding, in Sakai, western Japan. Credit: SHIGERU KAWAHARAZAKI/AP Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. His photographs of Tanu curled up in front of a fire or eating from plates spread quickly and had soon attracted more than 11,000 followers.British owners have spoken of taking their tanukis for walks on a lead, with many pet buyers mistakenly regarding them as a breed of dog which can be domesticated. Some are available to buy online for as little as £150 on internet websites.But the reality is far from cute, says the RSPCA.“People might think ‘I could just keep them in my living room and keep them as a dog but they’re wild animals and need large areas and people just don’t know how to look after them,” said Dr Clubb. “They can be aggressive, some don’t like to be handled or touched. They may run away or escape. It’s a nightmare trying to re-home them – when we hear one has come in we all just sigh.“People might think ‘I could just keep them in my living room and keep them as a dog’, but they’re wild animals and need large areas and people just don’t know how to look after them.”The RSPCA last year received 15 complaints about raccoon dogs and rescued three, up from four complaints and two rescues in 2015.Increasing evidence has emerged more recently that tanukis have been released into the wild, possibly by owners who could not cope with their wild behaviour.In January this year the charity was contacted over a raccoon dog found with a trap locked onto ther front leg in near Glossop, Derbyshire. It is thought she had been kept as an exotic pet before being dumped.It is offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to release these animals, or allow them to escape, into the wild because they are regarded as an invasive species not native to the UK.The charity warned that any increase in the number of raccoon dogs being kept as pets is likely to lead to more of them being abandoned, making it more difficult for suitable homes to be found.An RSPCA spokesman said: “It is difficult for the RSPCA to find suitable homes for raccoon dogs, where all their needs are met and they can express their natural behaviours, which are the same as their needs and behaviours in the wild.”A Defra spokesperson said: “There is no evidence of raccoon dogs being established in the UK. We take the threat of this species seriously and take swift action to investigate any reported sighting.“It is important we take action to address the threats posed by invasive non-native species. They threaten the survival of our own plants and animals and cost the economy at least £1.8 billion a year.”last_img read more

September 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRoca Mines, an emerging metals producer, has won the 2008 E.A. Scholz Award in recognition of excellence in mine development in British Columbia. The award was presented to President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Broughton and Director John Mirko and Chief Financial Officer David Skerlec at the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) awards dinner in Vancouver on January 28, 2009. The award was “for successfully developing the MAX molybdenum mine in an environmentally and socially sensitive area. In 2007, the MAX mine, south of Revelstoke, was the first new metal mine to open in British Columbia in eight years.” Broughton, Mirko and Skerlec are founding directors of Roca and were recognised by the Board of Directors of AME BC, “In bringing the MAX mine to operation, the Roca team (Broughton, Mirko and Skerlec) was persistent, open, focused and visionary. The Roca team optioned key claims and bought remaining ones around the mine during a time when molybdenum prices were still low. An important step during this acquisition phase was purchasing the complete data set from past work. The team quickly determined the spatial occurrence of a higher grade core on which to focus early mine development. They made wise decisions including buying and retrofitting an old mill instead of building a new one and hiring skilled local contractors to get the job done right. Meanwhile, the Roca team started exploration activity to increase knowledge and extent of the resource.“Throughout the process they maintained a proactive, open and active dialogue with the local community that fostered and maintained public trust. The Roca team made a point of listening to heated public opinions about developing a mine in sensitive habitat, and candidly replied to every concern and question regarding the mine. Roca consistently demonstrated the company’s commitment to the local community by hiring local workers and procuring locally to ensure local benefits.”last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSteam for Linux has been teased, tested, and is now ready for everyone to enjoy. In celebration of their official release to the Ubuntu Software Center, Valve is ripping the beta tag off of Steam for Linux and having a big sale to celebrate.Gaming on Linux has never gotten the attention it should, mostly because it’s considered too small of a market for developers to focus on. There’s certainly no technical reason, since most anyone who has bothered to make a game for Linux has found that even under identical specs the software will run circles around its Windows counterpart. Still, if there’s one thing you can count on in the mainstream gaming community, it’s that Linux users will be treated like their money isn’t worth collecting.Valve’s announcement that they would be giving the Linux community some love with a Steam client of their very own has been the cause of much celebration over the last few months, and today the Steam for Linux client can be found in the official Ubuntu Software Center.To celebrate the official release of the Steam for Linux client, you’ll be able to get your hands on 50-75% off sales on every game in the store that is available for Linux. Some of the games on the long list include Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Dungeons of Dredmor, Postal 2 Complete, Team Fortress 2, Trine 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Sword and Sworcery, Waveform, World of Goo, Frozen Synapse, Half-Life, and FTL: Faster Than Light.Additionally, Team Fortress 2 players will get a Tux penguin item in game when they sign into the game in Ubuntu.Canonical urges users to give Steam a shot in Ubuntu, especially in Big Picture mode while connected to a television.It has been suggested on several occasions that Steam for Linux and Big Picture are a pair of steps along the way towards the all important SteamBox that has been rumored for so long. A small Linux box running Steam in Big Picture mode and a nice controller would certainly be a worthy contender in the living room, especially now that there’s a place for game developers to give Linux users some love.last_img read more

September 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control Appcenter_img Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Facebook This week’s 10/5 WWE RAW drew a 2.35 cable rating with an average audience of 3.38 million viewers. The first hour drew 3.47 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.49 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.17 million viewers.This is up from last week’s low of a 2.33 rating with 3.33 million viewers.Source:, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

September 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Facebook It’s been four years since we’ve heard new music from Tame Impala, but their new release has come just in time for festival seasonJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Mar 22, 2019 – 1:08 pm Tame Impala have released a new single appropriately called “Patience.” The GRAMMY-nominated music project by Australian singer and musician Kevin Parker had not released any new tracks since 2015’s Currents.The long-awaited latest release embodies the exact feeling of having to wait for something: “Has it really been that long? / Did I count the days wrong? … I’ve been waiting here / Waiting for the day to come,” Parker’s soft voice sings on the track featuring an equally soft piano. Parker, who has come to fame for the psychedelic, dreamy pop sound he shares as Tame Impala, teased the single on Instagram last night. “New track. 1 hour. Speakers/headphones people,” the post said. He and his touring band will be headlining Coachella and Lollapalooza this year and starting a U.S. tour after the Indio, Calif. dates. He said that he would like to release a new album by mid-2019. “I’d be really disappointed if we didn’t have something out by then.” Parker told Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1. “I love playing the songs live, I love playing Currents songs I love playing Lonerism songs and everything but I think I’m ready to play some other songs live.”Behind The Board: Matt Ross-Spang On Why Memphis Is The Reason He ProducesRead more Listen: Tame Impala Release New Track “Patience” Listen: Tame Impala Release New Track “Patience” listen-tame-impala-release-new-track-patience Email News Twitter last_img read more

September 5, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKapil Sharma, Upasana SinghTwitterUpasana Singh rose to fame for playing Kapil Sharma’s bua in Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show. The actress had to leave the show after Comedy Nights With Kapil went off air from Colors channel and the entire team went on to start a new show on Sony TV. She later joined Krushna Abhishek’s Comedy Nights Live but she left the show saying that she wasn’t enjoying her role only to join Kapil Sharma show on another channel. The actress has shifted her focus on doing Punjabi films but she still misses working with Kapil Sharma and the team.”Kapil is a very good person. I was very happy working in Comedy Nights with Kapil. During that time, I had a contract with Colors Channel. So when the show went off air, Kapil went to Sony TV channel to start a new show. After that I felt that I should now pay more attention to films. Actually, you have to spend a lot of time on TV. So I have taken a break from TV and shifted my focus in the movies,” Upasana Singh told Dainik Jagran in an interview.Talking about the significant change in the comedy genre, Upasana said that there’s a more focus on doing adult comedy but she never liked the genre as she believes in clean comedy.”While working with Kapil Sharma, we used to create our own content and we used to make sure that there’s no adult comedy in it. I think the best form of comedy is clean comedy,” Upasana said.Meanwhile, The Kapil Sharma Show has been entertaining the viewers ever since it began airing on television and has been topping the TRP chart despite ups and downs. The cast includes, Kapil Sharma along with Kiku Sharda, Krushna Abhishek, Chandan Prabhakar, Sumona Chakraborty, Rochelle Rao and Bharti Singh.last_img read more

September 1, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKingdom Celebration center is open every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m . to feed the hungry. The center is located at 1350 Blair Drive, suite H, Odenton, Maryland 21133. Open to all Anne Arundel County Residents. Contact 410-672-2003 for more information.last_img

August 31, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKolkata: A 10-year-old boy from Salt Lake died of fever at a private hospital on EM Bypass on Thursday night. The state Health department is yet to confirm if it was a case of dengue.Though the hospital authorities have stated that the patient had died of dengue. It was learnt that the patient, Narayan Shrestha (10), was admitted to hospital on late Wednesday evening due to high fever.The family members of the patient told doctors that the victim had been suffering from fever for the past one week. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt was learnt that the family members decided to admit the patient to a nearby nursing home after he suffered from high fever.The nursing home authorities denied admission to the patient. He was later shifted to a private hospital on EM Bypass.A resident of Duttabad Road, Shrestha, was admitted to the pediatric department of the hospital under Dr Parthasarathi Bhattacharya. He was a student of class IV from a school in Salt Lake.The doctors at the hospital conducted blood tests on the patient and confirmed dengue. According to the hospital, the victim’s platelet was going down at a rapid pace that complicated the situation further. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the hospital sources, the patient’s condition turned critical on Thursday evening and later died at the hospital at around 11.30 pm.The death certificate issued by the private hospital authorities said the boy tested positive with NS 1 and dengue was the cause of his death.According to the hospital, the other associated causes of his death are Hemophagocytic Lynphohistiocytosis (HLH).It is a rare but potentially fatal disease commonly found in infants.The disease can also appear among the patients of all ages, doctors said.last_img read more

August 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more May 18, 2012 – New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that cardiologists may have a new way to identify patients who are at the highest risk of sudden cardiac arrest, and the most likely to benefit from receiving an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).ICDs are used to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in patients with advanced heart disease, but many patients’ devices are never triggered. New research suggests that imaging the loss of nerve function in the heart may identify those patients at greatest risk of developing a life-threatening arrhythmia.That finding was reported May 10 at 11 a.m. ET as a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston.The UB PAREPET study (Prediction of Arrhythmic Events with Positron Emission Tomography [PET]), is the largest PET imaging study ever done on sudden cardiac arrest.UB researchers used PET imaging to quantify the patients’ amount of denervated myocardium, where sympathetic nerves in the heart have died or become damaged due to inadequate blood flow. This was accomplished by imaging the heart’s ability to take up a radioactive tracer of norepinephrine, the neurotransmitter released from the heart’s neurons, using the cyclotron-generated radiopharmaceutical 11C-hydroxyephedrine.“The principal question we posed with this study was whether the amount of denervated myocardium could predict sudden cardiac arrest,” says James A. Fallavollita, M.D., UB professor of medicine and lead author on the study. “We found that when at least 38 percent of the heart was denervated, there was a significant increase in the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.”“Ultimately, we wanted to develop an approach that could tackle the problem of identifying a larger portion of the patients with coronary artery disease who are at risk of developing sudden cardiac arrest,” explains John M. Canty Jr., M.D., the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate professor of medicine in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s chief of cardiovascular medicine, who was principal investigator of the research. “Since many patients who suffer a cardiac arrest do not have severely depressed heart function, PET imaging may be able to identify high risk individuals who, in the future, could be considered candidates for an ICD.”Currently, the main criteria for determining who gets an ICD is a measurement of heart function called the ejection fraction, which is the percentage of blood pumped by the heart with each beat. Individuals with an ejection fraction of 35 percent or less are considered candidates for ICDs because they have a significant risk of sudden cardiac arrest.Funded by the National Institutes of Health, PAREPET involved 204 patients from western New York with advanced heart disease.The current research study is a prime example of translational medicine because it came directly out of the laboratory research the UB researchers had performed in animals with chronic ischemic heart disease. These preclinical studies demonstrated that the risk of developing ventricular fibrillation was related to regional myocardial denervation.“This is as clear an example of translational medicine as there is, with a project being taken from bench-to-bedside by the same investigative team,” says Canty. “In our preclinical research, we studied factors that lead to sudden cardiac arrest in animals. This led directly to the human study. This important finding may ultimately impact the care of patients with heart disease.”This summer, Canty and Fallavollita will be among the core of UB translational medicine researchers who will move their laboratories into the university’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, in the top four floors of the new $291 million joint UB-Kaleida Health building now under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.Other UB investigators participating in the PAREPET study included Michael E. Cain, M.D., vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school, and Anne B. Curtis, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, both international experts in cardiac electrophysiology; Sunil Baldwa, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine; Andrew J. Luisi, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine; Alan Hutson, chair and professor of the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Professions; Terry Mashtare, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the same department; Suzanne Michalek, RN, clinical nurse specialist; and Brendan Heavy, MPH, research scientist in the Department of Medicine.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | May 18, 2012 Novel Imaging for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Could Better Identify Patients Who Would Benefit From ICDs News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more 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 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

August 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img October 18, 2012 383 Views Report: Construction Improving Most in Southeast Even construction activity seems to be bigger in Texas.Six of the top 10 markets with the most single-family construction activity over the last year are located in Texas and the Southeast, according to a report from “”John Burns Real Estate Consulting””:[IMAGE]Houston ranked at the top of the list with 26,727 single-family permits in the past 12 months, a 24.6 percent year-over-year increase. It’s followed by Dallas (11,460 permits, 10.1 percent up year-over-year).””Tracking metro-level permit trends gives insight into which housing markets are growing and by how much,”” said Adam Artunian, senior research analyst for the company. “”Houston, driven by strong job growth, a growing population and an accommodating building environment, has seen more than twice the amount of permit activity than second-ranked Dallas.””Meanwhile, while Phoenix trailed in third with 10,962 permits, it dominated the other metros in terms in year-over-year improvement, showing a 62.7 percent gain.[COLUMN_BREAK]””Builders in Phoenix are scrambling to keep up with a recent surge in demand brought on by low resale supply, a surge in investor activity, rising prices, and strong job growth,”” Artunian said.Orlando and Oklahoma City also saw huge increases in new home construction, posting year-over-year growth of 49.1 percent and 55 percent, respectively.Conspicuously absent from the list of the top 20 markets was California. Artunian explained that most markets in the state are supply constrained with typically long lead times to open new communities. Riverside-San Bernardino, currently California’s largest market for single-family construction, has actually seen negative permit growth, dropping to 26th in the rankings.Because housing demand and employment are usually tied together, single-family permit growth has also meant job growth for many metros. Oklahoma City, Orlando, and Phoenix have all seen substantial employment growth (above 2.5 percent year-over-year) to match the rise in permits. On the other end of the spectrum, lackluster job growth has contributed to limited permit growth in the District of Columbia.Some metros bucked the trend, though. Construction activity surged in Las Vegas and Jacksonville, both markets with relatively weak job growth.””Even though the economy remains sluggish in these markets, considerable pent-up demand and improving housing fundamentals are spurring construction,”” Artunian said.While construction activity is picking up greatly in some previously down markets, Artunian said “”strong increases in permits paired with shrunken construction employment are creating unpredictability, including spotty labor shortages in some markets.”” Sharecenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Homebuilders Housing Permits Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-10-18 Tory Barringerlast_img read more