Four members of Congress have asked the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate psychological experiments on monkeys being carried out at an NIH lab in Poolesville, Maryland. The letter, which comes in response to an aggressive campaign by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), claims that for more than 30 years researchers at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) have been “removing [macaques] from their mothers at birth and subjecting them to distressful and sometimes painful procedures that measure their anxiety and depression.”From late September to late October, PETA ran more than 250 ads (such as this one) in Washington, D.C., Metro trains and stations, including the NIH station. It also ran ads in major newspapers. The ads claim that NIH is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to traumatize “baby monkeys by tearing them away from their mothers at birth, scaring them with loud noises and fake snakes, and addicting them to alcohol.” The group claims that the campaign resulted in more than 150,000 phone calls and e-mails from the public to NIH and Congress.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In their letter to NIH Director Francis Collins, U.S. representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D–CA), Dina Titus (D–NV), Sam Farr (D–CA), and Eliot Engel (D–NY) reference the PETA claims and public outcry. “Prominent experts … have raised questions about the scientific and ethical justification of these particular experiments,” the letter states. The group requests a bioethical review of the work by February 2015.In response to questions about the experiments, NIH referred Science to the webpage for the NICHD lab of Stephen Suomi. The page states that the lab investigates various aspects of monkey behavior, including how this behavior changes when the animals are raised in different environments. This includes separating young monkeys from their mothers, measuring their addiction to alcohol, and monitoring their long-term stress levels. In an e-mail to Science, Justin Goodman, PETA’s director of laboratory investigations, says his group is “delighted” by Congress’s response to its campaign. The monkey experiments, he says, “have never improved human health and are superseded by modern nonanimal research methods that can actually identify the causes of mental illness in people and how to treat it.”NIH says its policy is to respond directly to Congress and that Collins will be addressing the letter in detail.
MOST READ Madrid stayed seven points behind second-place Atletico and 14 points behind leader Barcelona. Atletico hosts Leganes on Wednesday and Barcelona visits Las Palmas on Thursday.“We didn’t deserve this goal in the last minute,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We played well, created chances, but things didn’t go our way in the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRonaldo, who scored eight goals in his last four games, was rested by Zidane to make sure he is fully fit for the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League next week. The European champions won the first match 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Madrid hosts Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday in its final game before the match in Paris. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Espanyol Gerard Moreno, center, scores against Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Diego Lopez during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and Real Madrid at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Real Madrid couldn’t overcome the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and other regular starters on Tuesday, losing 1-0 to Espanyol in the Spanish league to see its five-game winning streak come to an end.Gerard Moreno scored three minutes into injury time to give Espanyol the victory against the defending champions. The result left Madrid in danger of losing third place to Valencia, which is two points behind going into its match at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Toni Kroos, Marcelo and Luka Modric also did not play as they try to recover from injuries for next week’s game against PSG. Casemiro was left out because of a stomach problem, while Dani Carvajal and Karim Benzema started on the bench.Gareth Bale played up front along with Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio and Isco. The midfield had Marcos Llorente and Mateo Kovacic, and the full backs were Nacho Fernandez and Achraf Hakimi. Benzema replaced Isco in the 69th minute.Madrid had outscored opponents 20-7 in its five-game winning streak.Espanyol, 13th in the league standings, hadn’t won in seven matches, since it ended Barcelona’s 29-match unbeaten streak in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals in January. Its last league win came eight rounds ago, at Levante. It had already beaten Atletico 1-0 at home and drawn Barcelona 1-1 in the league.Espanyol had never beaten Madrid at RCDE Stadium, where it began playing in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT Moreno, who had a goal disallowed for offside in the first half, scored the winner with a shot from near the penalty spot after a well-placed cross by Sergio Garcia following a late breakaway.“It was more or less the same against Atletico and Barcelona, we found a way to win in the end,” Moreno said. “This result restores our confidence after a series of poor results.”GIRONA MOVES UPGirona remained in the fight for a Europa League spot by defeating Celta Vigo 1-0 at home, continuing its impressive debut season in the first division.Portu scored a 14th-minute winner to put Girona in seventh place, two points behind sixth-place Sevilla.The Catalan club was coming off a 6-1 loss against Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium.Celta, which has only one win in its last five games, dropped to ninth place. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel fastest in Ferrari on cold 2nd day of F1 testing View comments
Shane Warne has put to rest the frenzied speculation about his possible return to Test cricket due to the team’s continuing slump.”There will be no comeback in this Ashes series,” wrote Australian spin legend in his column for The Herald Sun.The flamboyant cricketer-turned-commentator, who has been offered a million dollars to come back and rescue Australia’s floundering Ashes campaign, said he is flattered by the attention but it won’t be possible for him to actually return.”I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there will be no comeback in this Ashes series,” added the 41-year-old.”I must say I was very flattered and surprised that a lot of you out there wanted me to make a comeback and play in the series,” he said.Warne said although he would have wanted to be in the thick of things but it would require quite an effort to be match fit.”If there was to be a comeback I’d need time to get match-fit. My general fitness is as good as it’s ever been – I have worked hard on that lately – but toiling away for long spells and backing up the next day takes time, practice, lots of physiotherapy and even more dedication.”I must admit it did cross my mind, but then I woke up in London, where it was snowing, and realised I was only dreaming,” he said.”I will continue to help the Aussie boys any way I can in their quest to reclaim the Ashes.”advertisementWarne predicted that the Aussies, who are down 0-1 in the series, would win the third match in Perth to draw level and keep the contest alive.”I think they will win this match because they know the conditions better. They also know the length to bowl, which will help them take 20 wickets.”It’s about giving the English something to think about, start them doubting themselves and worrying about Australia,” he said.Warne, however, conceded that a loss in Perth could trigger wholesale changes in the team.”The way the Australian team plays this week will give us an indication of where it is really at. If the team fails here, then there will be some big changes at the end of the series, but a win could change everything.Warne lavished praise on rookie spinner Michael Beer, who could not get into the final XI for the ongoing third Test.”I’m sure the dressing room was daunting when he walked in because he did not know many teammates, but by now they will have realised he is a feisty player who doesn’t get overawed and gives as good as he gets.”He is an in-your-face player and, as I said earlier, this is what the Australian team needs. He could surprise many with his ability to spin the ball. With his change of pace, he reminds me a lot of New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori,” he said.- With PTI inputs
Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said he was “shaken” by the fire at a Kerala temple that left nearly 100 people dead.”Shaken by the tragic news of Kollam (temple). Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected. May God give us strength and resolve to bear this loss,” he tweeted.At least 96 people were killed and over 300 injured when celebratory fireworks led to a massive fire at Paravur town’s Puttingal temple, about 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram.
Sarbananda Sonowal took oath as Assam chief minister along with his 10 Cabinet ministers today. Sonowal, who took oath in Assamese, will be leading BJP’s first government in the northeast.Himanta Biswa Sarma, who changed his loyalty from Congress to BJP months before the Assembly elections, was also sworn-in as minister. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet colleagues like Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari. Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, party president Amit Shah, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and Punjab’s deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal also attended the ceremony in Guwahati. Outgoing Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, who ruled the state for 15 years, was also present.BJP and its alliance partners had won 86 seats in the 126-member Assembly. The elections were held in two phases on April 4 and 11 and results declared on May 19.Here are the highlights:India’s development has to be all-round and inclusive. Eastern part of the country cannot remain away from the development journey: PM ModiI am sure Sarbananda Sonowal will leave no stones unturned for Assam’s progress: PM ModiThe government in Delhi believes in cooperative federalism: PM ModiMy government wants to give the states maximum strength and enable them to progress: PM ModiSarbananda Sonowal is known for his simplicity: PM ModiI bow to the people of Assam who picked Sarbananda Sonowal as their leader: PM ModiWe respect the mandate that people of Assam have given to the BJP. This government will transform Assam in the next 5 years: ShahI thank the people of Assam for showing faith in Sarbananda Sonowal: Amit ShahOver a lakh people present for the swearing-in ceremonyHimanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as minister.Guwahati: Himanta Biswa Sarma greets PM Modi and CM Sarbananda Sonowal after taking oath as minister in Assam Govt pic.twitter.com/IsU8kB32seadvertisement ANI (@ANI_news) May 24, 2016Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as Assam chief minister. Sonowal takes oath in Assamese. LIST OF MINISTERS WHO TOOK OATH:Himanta Biswa Sarma – BJPAtul Bora – AGPPramila Rani Brahma – BPFParimal Shukla Baidya – BJPChandramohan Patwari – BJPKeshab Mohanta – AGPRanjit Dutta – BJPRehan Doimari – BPF Naba Kumar Doley – BJPPallab Lochan Das – BJPAlso Read:Sarbananda Sonowal: 10 things you didn’t know about the new Assam CM Assam Assembly election: 5 reasons why BJP won and Congress lost its bastion
“The only thing I fear is time. I am not running after gold medals, I am running after time. And once I get that, gold medals will run after me,” Hima told Indian Express.A few days after the video of glorious win at the Finland championship went viral, Hima gave an interview to Prag News, a popular local Assamese news channel, from Finland itself.When asked her unstoppable tears post-winning, she giggled embarrassedly and said, “Automatic ahi gol (The tears had come spontaneously)”.’Dhing Express’ is what Das is called by her swelling fan club in AssamIn the lush green rice fields of a remote village called Kandhulimari in Dhing, is where the girl who made it to the 400 m womens’ finals of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia’s Gold Coast, trained.Strategy of Hima Das’s game:The 18-year-old Das, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46 seconds to win a gold in the women’s 400 m final race at IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland on July 12, 2018 — which triggered a wild celebration at the Indian camp.Unforgettable moments from @HimaDas8’s victory.Seeing her passionately search for the Tricolour immediately after winning and getting emotional while singing the National Anthem touched me deeply. I was extremely moved.Which Indian won’t have tears of joy seeing this! pic.twitter.com/8mG9xmEuuMNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) 14 July 2018This was though not her personal best as she had clocked 51.13 last month in Guwahti at the National Inter-State ChampionshipsRunning in lane number 4, Das was behind Romania’s Andrea Miklos at the final bend but produced a stunning burst during the final stretch to cross the finishing line well ahead of the field.advertisementShe produced her trademark burst at the final 50 mMiklos took the silver in 52.07 while Taylor Manson of USA was third in 52.28.”I am very happy to win the gold in the World Junior championships. I want to thank all the Indians back home and also those, who were here cheering me. It was very encouraging to have this kind of support,” she said after the race.Das, from Dhing village in Assam’s Nagaon distrist, now joins the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort.In fact, Das is the first Indian track athlete to have won a medal in the history of this competitionDas was the favourite to win gold as she is the U-20 season leader in this quarter-mile eventHer rise has been nothing less than meteoric as she took up serious running only last yearDas had earlier clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400 m final in Gold Coast in April.Since then, she has gone on to improving her timingsShe lowered the Indian U-20 record in 400 m to 51.13 seconds while winning gold in the recent National Inter State Championships in Guwahati. Hima Das (Photo courtesy: Hima Das/Facebook)India is delighted and proud of athlete Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships. Congratulations to her! This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2018Other Indian women who hit the nail at the Olympics: The first Indian woman to ever win an Olympic medal was Karnam Malleswari. She won a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics in the Women’s 69 kg category in weightlifting in 2000.Mary Kom clinched a bronze medal at women’s boxing in 2012Sakshi Malik became the first Indian woman to win a bronze medal in women’s 58 kg freestyle wrestling in 2016Saina Nehwal was the first Indian to win a bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012PV Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win the silver medal at the Olympics in 2016Seema Punia won bronze in discus throw in 2002Also read: PV Sindhu wins India Open: Know all about India’s new badminton queenInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Share via Email Harry Redknapp Share on Pinterest A club statement confirmed Way made the initial approach to Redknapp, who started his managerial career at Bourmenouth and has also had spells in charge at Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, West Ham United, Southampton, QPR and the Jordan national team.“With the board’s approval granted, Redknapp will be at Huish Park in the near future to meet with Way before attending forthcoming matches and working on a closer basis with the 37-year-old,” the statement said.Way, who took over as Glovers manager in 2015 following a spell as assistant, is looking forward to learning from Redknapp.“Harry has been in the game a long time and is someone I highly respect for all the experience he’s gained and achievements he’s accomplished,” Way told the Yeovil official website. “I’m still starting my journey in management and feel the opportunity to bring in someone like Harry to offer advice and pass on his knowledge is a no-brainer.“There’s no pressure or long-term commitment from either side, but I’m looking forward to having Harry at Huish Park and we welcome him to the club.”Yeovil are currently 17th in League Two, and are away to Newport on Saturday. Yeovil Town Share on Twitter League Two Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Reuse this content Topics Next Generation 2017: 20 of the best talents at Premier League clubs Read more The League Two club Yeovil Town have invited Harry Redknapp to help manager Darren Way in “an advisory role with the first-team”.The 70-year-old was sacked by Birmingham City last month as the team struggled at the wrong end of the Championship table. Redknapp, however, looks set to make a swift return to football as the up-and-coming coach Way looks to tap into his knowledge. news Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp
Andy Robertson believes Liverpool should start “respecting ourselves” by using how Manchester United and Bayern Munich set up against them as a mark of how highly they are rated.Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday meant they missed a chance to pull three points ahead of Manchester City with 11 matches remaining. Robertson pointed to how United and Bayern attempted to stymie them and wants this to be an inspiration the next time it occurs. The Champions League last-16 opening leg against the German club at Anfield last Tuesday was also a goalless draw. Tentativeness has crept into misfiring Liverpool’s attacking play Read more Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Messenger news Share via Email Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Manchester United Thank you for your feedback. Topics “Big teams like Bayern and Manchester United are full of world-class stars and they changed their way of playing to try to stop us,” the left-back told Liverpool’s website.“We need to take that as a mark of respect and not shy away from it, stand up to that and show them why there is respect. These big teams are showing us respect but maybe we need to start respecting ourselves.”The draw on Sunday was disrupted by an injury-strewn first half during which United’s manager, Ole Gunner Solskjær, had to make all three of his allowed substitutions, as Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera sustained hamstring problems. Klopp had to take Roberto Firmino off because of a sore ankle. Robertson said: “Four substitutions in the first half is unheard of in a game like that. We need to deal with that better because the game still was on and when the game stopped it kind of killed our momentum.“A point at Old Trafford is never a bad result. It could have been more, and we are not hiding away from that, but we got a point and go back top of the Premier League.”Robertson wants Liverpool to embrace the chance of a first championship since 1990. He said: “We just need to grab it with both hands and at least at the end of the season we go back and say we gave it our all whether we weren’t good enough or we were.”He acknowledged, though, that improvement is needed. “The last two games [being] 0-0 it’s easy to say there’s a spark missing,” he said. “I can’t really remember any real chances [against United], so there was a spark missing. That’s why it’s hardest to win a Premier League instead of a Champions League – because it’s over 38 games. You can’t play well in every game but it’s about grinding out results.“We might well look back on games and say: ‘You know what, a time we weren’t playing our best we ground out results and that’s what won us the league.’ There are always times in the season where every team will look at it but we need to start getting back to playing better and attacking better.” Liverpool Was this helpful? Hide Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Bayern Munich Share on LinkedIn Show Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Reuse this content
Next Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 27, 2019UPDATED: August 27, 2019 21:03 IST The 6th edition of the ISL will kick-off on October 20 in Kochi (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 6th edition of the ISL will kick-off on October 20 in KochiFC Pune City will not feature in the 6th edition of the leagueFC Pune City have also been found guilty of ‘unethical tapping’ in the pastThe sixth Indian Super League will have a new team with Hyderabad FC, a city with a storied past in football, replacing FC Pune City, a club that has been plagued by financial problems in recent years.Vijay Madduri and Varun Tripuraneni are the owners of the new team, which will play its match at the Gachibowli Stadium. An official word on the home venue is still awaited.Pune City struggled to pay salaries to players and support staff during the fifth edition of the Indian Super League.”Hyderabad, a city that boasts of a strong football culture, will soon see its own team making its debut in the upcoming Hero Indian Super League season,” the ISL said in a release.It is understood that the Wadhawan Group, owners of Pune City, are winding up the team due to financial issues.FC Pune City were also facing a two-window ban on player transfer after the club was found guilty of “unethically tapping” Chennai City midfielder Nestor Gordillo.Madduri, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, has been serving as the CEO of Hyderabad-based digital integration service provider Incessant Technologies for nearly a decade.The former software engineer has previously served as the director of sales and client services for Virtusa India Pvt Ltd while he has also undertaken a one-year executive leadership program from the prestigious Yale School of Management in 2015.”I look forward to playing a significant role in developing football in the state, reviving its past glory. Sports has always been in my DNA and I am extremely happy to have a chance to contribute in this field,” said Vijay.advertisementTripuraneni switches from his professional role in football to an entrepreneurial role as co-owner of the club.From team manager of Kerala Blasters in the inaugural ISL to serving as Chief Operating Officer of Chennaiyin FC, a season in which the club won the title and lastly, heading Kerala Blasters FC as the CEO, Tripuraneni’s journey has been fascinating.He also served a term as the president of the Chennai Football Association.Tripuraneni said, “Hyderabad is a city with a great football culture. I look forward to working with key stakeholders and building a strong foundation for the club, which will eventually contribute to society and do the city proud.”The ISL is slated to kick off on October 20 in Kochi with Kerala Blasters FC hosting ATK.Also Read | Work closely with AIFF for solution: FIFA to I-League clubsAlso Read | Ex-Manchester United forward Eric Cantona to receive UEFA President’s AwardFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Indian Super League (ISL) footballFollow FC Pune CityFollow Hyderabad FC Hyderabad FC to replace struggling FC Pune City as new ISL franchiseHyderabad FC will make their debut replacing FC Pune City in the 6th edition of the Indian Super League as the latter has been plagued by financial problems in recent years.advertisement
Rabat – The Spanish outlet canariasenred has released clarification regarding the recent controversial video circulating social media that shows a policeman physically assaulting a young Moroccan man. Prior to the scene in the video, the young man allegedly threatened the officer and his family saying, “I know you, I know your wife and your kids, and I’m going to cut their throats.” The presumed victim assaulted two cops moments before the scene.In the video, the police officer throws the man onto the floor and kicks and punches him before picking up a chair, aiming to throw it at him. Así redujo un policía local de Lleida a un marroquí. Acusan al agente de racismo. ¿Te parece desproporcionada la actuación policial? pic.twitter.com/4XUekALhHp— Caso Aislado (@CasoAislado_Es) March 1, 2018Numerous tweets criticized the officer’s violent response, calling it “an act of racism” while others argued that the lack of context make it hard to determine whether such an act was driven by racism or as a defense mechanism.
MONTREAL — Bombardier Aerospace says it has received two orders worth about US$800 million for 13 Global business jets from two undisclosed customers.One firm order is for four Global 6000 and four long-range Global 8000 aircraft, valued at US$500-million based on 2012 list prices. The second is for four Global 6000 and one Global 8000 aircraft.Bombardier business aircraft president Steve Ridolfi said sales momentum for its new Global 8000 aircraft is strong while the entire line of large jets offers great range, cabin volume and a vision flight deck.[np-related]The backlog for its Global line of planes is 35 months.The Global 8000 is slated to enter into service in 2017. Bombardier said the delivery schedule for the 13 aircraft is confidential.The new Global 7000 and 8000 planes under development are forecasted to generate US$1.5-billion to US$2 billion in annual revenues.The world’s largest business jet manufacturer has said that 40 per cent of its private jets will be delivered outside of Europe and the United States over the next decade, representing 400 additional units per year.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares closed down three cents at $3.69 in Friday trading.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUN report underscores ‘critical importance’ of scaling up HIV testing in regionNovember 24, 2018In “Regional”Caribbean can reach treatment targets to end AIDS if it accelerates progressJuly 24, 2017In “Health”Op-Ed: World AIDS DayNovember 30, 2018In “Health” In addition to human suffering, HIV and AIDS cause billions of dollars in lost earnings, largely as a result of the deaths of hundreds of thousands of workers that could be prevented with treatment, the ILO (International Labour Organization) said in a report launched today (Thursday).HIV can be passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood and sexual contact.Lost earnings attributable to AIDS – as a result of death or inability to work – show a substantial decline from 2005, when they totalled almost $17 billion, but are still projected to amount to $7.2 billion in 2020.The report – The impact of HIV and AIDS on the world of work: Global estimates – prepared in collaboration with UNAIDS, examines how the evolution of the HIV epidemic and the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) have impacted the global labour force and how it is projected to do so in the future, and assesses the economic and social impacts of HIV on workers and their households.The report shows that labour force deaths attributed to HIV and AIDS are projected to fall to 425,000 in 2020, from 1.3 million in 2005. The greatest incidence of mortality is among workers in their late 30s. “This is the age workers are normally at the peak of their productive life. These deaths are totally avoidable if treatment is scaled up and fast tracked,” said Guy Ryder, the ILO Director-General.“Testing and HIV prevention measures also need to be stepped up if we are going to end AIDS” said Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.According to the report, the good news is that AIDS treatment is keeping workers productive. The number of workers living with HIV either fully or partially unable to work has fallen dramatically since 2005, and this trend is projected to continue. The total number of those estimated to be fully unable to work is expected to decline to about 40,000 in 2020 from a 2005 level of about 350,000 – an 85 per cent decline for men and a 93 per cent decline for women.The report also looks at the “hidden costs” – the burden of care or additional chores for members of the household. In 2020, some 140,000 children will carry out an added, child-labour level chore burden, according to the medium prediction, while an additional full-time equivalent of 50,000 full-time workers will perform unpaid care work.The number of workers living with HIV increased from 22.5 million in 2005 to 26.6 million in 2015. It is projected to rise to close to 30 million in 2020, even if ART is scaled up as projected.According to the ILO Director-General “Mere scaling up of treatment is not enough. Testing and HIV prevention measures also need to be stepped up if we are going to end AIDS. This makes human sense. And this makes astute economic sense.”
Rio Tinto will reduce the annual carbon footprint associated with its Kennecott Utah Copper operation by as much as 65% through purchasing renewable energy certificates and permanently shutting its coal power plant. Kennecott’s electricity needs will now be paired with 1.5 million megawatt hours of renewable energy certificates supplied by Rocky Mountain Power, primarily sourced from its Utah allocated portfolio including wind power from Wyoming.The change will reduce the annual carbon footprint associated with the operation by over one million tonnes CO2. Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said: “Rio Tinto is committed to playing a part in the transition to a low-carbon economy. This move will significantly reduce emissions associated with our operations in Kennecott and allow us to offer customers copper, gold and silver with a reduced carbon footprint. The materials we produce, from infinitely recyclable aluminium and copper used in electrification to borates used in energy-efficient building materials and our higher grade iron ore product, all play a part in this transition to a low-carbon economy. Rio Tinto will continue to work with partners and customers to develop new sustainable solutions.”The move to support renewable power is the result of collaboration with the Utah government, local communities and Rocky Mountain Power to improve air quality and deliver an alternative power solution. The Governor of Utah Gary Herbert said: “Rio Tinto’s decision to retire their power plant is a win-win for our community. Their decision will simultaneously support Utah’s shift toward a low carbon economy and improve air quality in the Salt Lake Valley.”This is the latest initiative to make Kennecott greener. Since 2005, it has been smelting scrap metal such as old copper wiring into its smelting process. In 2018, it processed more than 2.8 million pounds of copper from recycled scrap metal, enough to provide the electrical wiring in 6,400 new homes.
← Previous Story SEHA and Gazprom together until 2020 Next Story → Beach team USA over “Panamerica” – directly to WCh in Budapest this summer! MVM VeszpremSEHAseha gazprom league Hungarian champions MVM Veszprem defend title in SEHA GAZPROM League. Croatian goalkeeper Mirko Alilović showed outstanding performance in the last 15 minutes of the match, enough to stop Macedonian RK Vardar 28:26 (15:14). Great match has been seen at Varaždin Arena, where over 4.500 fans witnessed first of three matches of these two rivals in April. These teams will meet at the VELUX EHF Champions League quarter-final.Momir Ilić netted seven goals for the winners, while Luka Cindrić scored five for Skopje’s team.STATISTICSThe third place won PPD Zagreb by victory over Meshkov Brest 24:23.
EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #ABORTION: The Mater Hospital in Dublin has said that it will comply with the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act, contrary to comments by a member of the hospital’s board who said that the new laws would go against the ethos of the Catholic-run hospital.2. #REPOSSESSION: Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has said banks have been “persistently ineffective” in dealing with mortgage arrears. Honohan told an Oireachtas committee that most of the solutions offered by banks to homeowners in arrears involved repossessing the property.3. #OMBUDSMAN: The office of the Ombudsman dealt with 3,412 complaints last year, with the Department of Social Protection and the HSE the two public bodies which received the most complaints. Emily O’Reilly presented her final annual report as Ombudsman today before leaving for the EU Ombudsman position.4. #MISSING: Actor Brendan O’Carroll has appealed to the public for help in finding 65-year-old Margaret Mangan who has been missing from her home in Terenure since Tuesday morning. Margaret Mangan, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was seen on the set of the Mrs Brown’s Boys film in Glasnevin after leaving her house.5. #LEAKS: Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has hit out at leaks which he said are “an attempt to blacken my good name” in relation to the appointment of a new clerk of the Dáil.
Global financial information organisation Euromoney has launched a new family support benefit for its 850 UK-based employees in order to support staff in fulfilling their potential at work.The new benefit, provided by Parental Choice, was introduced on 11 October 2018 and is effective immediately for UK employees. The family support benefit has been designed to enable staff to balance both their family and working lives.Gillian Fox, global HR director at Euromoney, said: “Euromoney is committed to ensuring that employees can fulfil their potential and bring their whole selves to work. We are very pleased to be offering the services of Parental Choice to our employees to support our working parents. This addition to our employee benefits package complements many of our initiatives that are currently ongoing to further foster an environment of inclusion at Euromoney.”The family support benefit allows employees to search for nurseries, child minders and schools, provides talks on subjects that affect working parents, offers childcare advice sessions and on-call advice for parents, and helps with nanny-related services, such as searches, payroll and contracts.The new benefit was communicated to employees via the staff intranet and all-employee emails. Staff are also able to find out about the benefit through the organisation’s diversity groups, primarily its Women@Euromoney group and Wellbeing@Euromoney group. Parental Choice also conducted on-site, face-to-face presentations and drop-in sessions for employees. These initial communications will be supported by a monthly newsletter and quarterly presentation and seminar moving forwards.In terms of family-friendly benefits, Euromoney also has a global flexible working policy.Sarah-Jane Butler, founder at Parental Choice, added: “It is fantastic to see [an organisation] like Euromoney focusing on the wellbeing of [its] working parents. We are excited to be partnering with [it] as it puts the work-life balance of its employees firmly on [its] agenda and shows how an employer can make a real difference to its employees with caring responsibilities. Being able to support working parents is a tangible benefit that can only be positive for [organisations] and employees alike.”
Alcohol and drug abuse cost Alaska’s economy more than $1 billion every year. That includes millions in lost productivity and millions more spent on health care, social services and the criminal justice system, according to a 2012 McDowell Group report.Shame and stigma can make it difficult to get help for substance abuse. But a group of Juneau residents is out to change that. They organized last weekend’s Recovery Fest to celebrate those seeking to overcome addiction.Download Audio:It’s a sunny afternoon at Sandy Beach in downtown Douglas, and a crowd is gathering around a dunk tank filled with several gallons of cold water. Dusty Dumont, a parole officer for the state Department of Corrections, sits on a platform above the water, dry for now. Then someone throws a ball that’s right on target and Dumont splashes into the water as the crowd lets out a cheer.Dusty Dumont and Kara Nelson jump to celebrate a dunk tank bull’s-eye at a recent Juneau Recovery Fest event. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)“I did get dunked quite a few times,” Dumont says later, wrapped in a towel and standing next to a picnic shelter.“For a good cause,” she adds with a laugh.The cause she’s talking about is addiction recovery. Programs like 12 step, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, professional counseling and peer-to-peer treatment.“The majority of the people on my case load are struggling with addiction, and I would love to see more of this so that people feel like they belong and are part of a strong community that’s sober,” Dumont says.Kara Nelson is one of the people on Dumont’s case load. The 40-year-old mother of three spent more than half her life abusing drugs and alcohol before sobering up in 2011.“I never really had a drug of choice,” Nelson says. “Whatever you had I’ll take, whatever’s going to get me out of my right mind right now.”Like a lot of addicts at Recovery Fest, Nelson says no one event led to her getting clean. Rather, it was a series of what she calls “bottoms.” She says her family, friends and members of her church help her stay sober. She also credits peer-to-peer therapy, where former users support each other.“If you’re like me, I don’t like to feel like anyone is trying to tell me what to do,” she says. “I mean, I already have so much shame on me. So when I’m with someone who’s already been through that, I definitely can identify, and work through things a little better and get to that humbled spot that we need to get to to move forward.” pushed to get addiction services included in the Affordable Care Act as a Washington, D.C. lobbyist for treatment organizations. She’s also been in recovery for drug and alcohol abuse for 16 years.“The thing that was my biggest mark of shame is now my biggest asset,” McDaid says.A frequent guest speaker at events around the country, she talks about putting a face on addiction recovery.“That’s why we’re out here today. So that people don’t have to think we’re these people under bridges swigging out of brown bags,” McDaid says. “We are tax paying, loving members of our family, and members of our community that add rather than detract. And I think if we do that enough, we will show that there’s a benefit to doing it.”Katie Chapman, executive director of theNational Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Juneau Chapter, is celebrating four and a half years sober. NCADD helps organize the weekly Juneau Recovery Community meetings, where the idea for Recovery Fest first took shape. Chapman says the group hopes to hold more public events that shine a light on recovery and reduce the stigma for those struggling to overcome addictions.“I’m happy to do that here today,” Chapman says. “I’m proudly wearing a shirt that says ‘I got recovery’ on the back of it, because I do and I’m proud of it. It’s something to be proud of.”
A body found in an Alaska lake has been tentatively identified as a Las Vegas man who went missing after his canoe overturned in late April.Alaska State Troopers say in a web posting that the body found Tuesday in Trail Lake in the Seward area has been tentatively identified as 33-year-old Matt Asturi.The body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for positive identification.Asturi’s overturned canoe was found in the lake April 20, and he was the only known occupant. Troopers say witnesses told them he had been drinking and wasn’t wearing a life jacket.Search efforts continued for a week until being called off.
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Myanmar a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh on 17 October 2017. Photo: REUTERSUS secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States was “extraordinarily concerned” by what was happening to Myanmar’s Rohingya minority and held Myanmar’s military leadership accountable.“What’s most important to us is that the world can’t just stand idly by and be witness to the atrocities that are being reported in the area,” Tillerson told Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.“We really hold the military leadership accountable for what’s happening.”