Curfew imposed on Guinea town after clashes

first_imgGuinea’s authorities have imposed a night curfew on Nzerekore after clashes broke out leaving one person dead.Fighting broke out on Saturday after a campaign visit from President Alpha Conde, who is running for re-election.Supporters of the president clashed with those of his rival Cellou Dalein Diallo in the hotly contested city.Opposition parties have called for Sunday’s election to be postponed over alleged irregularities in the process.Nzerekore is seen to be a stronghold of former military junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara, who recently attempted to return to Guinea from exile to run for president.His party has now entered an alliance with Mr. Diallo.Diallo won the first round in the 2010 election but lost in the run-off against Alpha Conde.In addition to the one fatality, more than 80 people were wounded by gunshots or stones in the fighting.President Conde is facing seven challengers in the second election since the death of the long-serving leader Lansana Conte.last_img read more

Pilots display their skills during Storm Doris

first_imgNot all aircraft landed so safely yesterday though with a flybe plane crashing off the runway at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport during high winds when its gear collapsed.The FlyBe flight from Edinburgh was pictured with collapsed landing gear. All passengers were brought to the terminal by bus and no one was injured. This amazing video shows a skilled pilot landing Monarch flight MON503 from Innsbruck into Manchester whilst being battered by Storm Doris’s 50mph winds.The flight can be seen swooping into the airport as winds shake the flight from side to side. Upon landing the pilot gave a cheeky wave through the window.Capt. Simon Brown, Monarch Base Pilot Manager, Manchester & Leeds Bradford said to the Manchester Evening News: “This was a normal landing given the weather conditions today thanks to storm Doris.“Landing in heavy winds is one of the many skills this Captain, who landed perfectly in the conditions today, and all of our pilots are highly trained in.”last_img read more

Jacobs easily outpoints Arias in return to ring

first_imgAlejandro cherishes time with Jarin: ‘He’s like a father figure to us’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “I want to stay active, we have major plans,” the 30-year-old Jacobs said. “We are going to invade Canada so they can see my face, and I will call them out later.”Arias, 18-1 of Milwaukee, annoyed Jacobs at times with his style, but Jacobs never was in anything but control.Most of that aggression came late as Jacobs searched for the shot that would stop Arias. That punch never came, but it didn’t matter.Wearing trunks with the name of his young son, Nate, sewn on the belt, Jacobs entered the ring with a grin, and kept smiling throughout introductions. He was grimacing at points during the fight, but only because of the way Arias was carrying himself.When Arias attempted to hug Jacobs after the 12th round, Jacobs refused.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, boxer Daniel “Danny” Jacobs attends the premiere of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at the SVA Theatre on, in New York. Jacobs is heading back into the ring, determined to build off a defeat that, in many ways, was a victory. Jacobs will fight Luis Arias on Nov. 11 at the former Nassau Coliseum, now called NYCB Live, his first bout under a promotional agreement with Ed Hearn that he hopes will lead him back to a title. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)UNIONDALE, N.Y. — It wasn’t the impressive showing he sought. Still, Danny Jacobs was happy to be back in the ring, and to be an easy winner over an outmatched Luis Arias.Jacobs dominated on Saturday night in a middleweight bout as lopsided as a fight can get.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next “We are in there to hurt each other, but it took me a couple minutes to get it out of my system,” Jacobs said.On the HBO undercard before 6,921 at Nassau Coliseum — the former home of the NHL’s Islanders — Long Island welterweight Cletus Seldin battered Mexico’s Roberto Ortiz for most of three rounds before a deep cut on Ortiz’s right eye and cheek caused a stoppage. Seldin, a Long Islander who has a loud following at the arena, knocked down Ortiz twice in the opening round, using powerful right hands.Seldin is 21-0 with 17 knockouts as he climbs the welterweight division. Ortiz fell to 35-2-2 and complained that Seldin’s elbow opened the cut further in the third round.Seldin, naturally, disagreed.“You could see how rough and tough and old school the fight was,” Seldin said.Another local fighter, Jarell Miller of Brooklyn, had little trouble with Poland’s Mariusz Wach in a heavyweight bout stopped in the ninth round by the ring doctor. Wach was taking a beating from the undefeated Miller (20-0-1, 18 knockouts), who consistently got inside to land right uppercuts.Miller was far ahead on the scorecards and could be in line for a title fight next year with either Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua. He’ll need to show more movement and speed than he did Saturday night for that to be a prosperous venture. In his return to the ring since an outstanding performance in a loss to champion Gennady Golovkin in March, Jacobs easily swept the judges’ cards, though he often was frustrated by the holding tactics and unorthodox style of Arias. Seeking a knockout in the final rounds, Jacobs punished Arias in the 10th, 11th and 12th, and earned a knockdown that looked more like a slip in the 11th.“I wanted to impress the fans and put on a good show,” Jacobs said. “I hurt him early and once I knew I could hurt him, I got a little more aggressive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJacobs, a former world champion and one of New York’s most popular fighters, is 33-2 with 29 KOs. He is hopeful of another shot at a title in 2018, though Golovkin will be busy with a rematch with Canelo Alvarez after their draw in September.Jacobs, who overcame bone cancer earlier in his career and is nicknamed “Miracle Man,” held the WBA belt for two years. He remained a force in the division even after his close defeat to Triple G. Next up could be either David Lemieux of Canada or Billy Joe Saunders of England. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

4 days agoArsenal, Everton target Unai Nunez drops agent

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal, Everton target Unai Nunez drops agentby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Nunez is edging closer to leaving Athletic Bilbao.The Athletic Bilbao defender was linked with Everton and Arsenal last week.AS the Spain international, who is currently out of favour at Bilbao, wants to leave the club in January and has taken the step of changing agents.Nunez is leaving agent Felix Tainta to be represented by the Leaderbrock Sports agency in Valencia.A move inside LaLiga is also being considered. last_img read more

College Athletics Is Selling Young Black Men a Lie

As the nation gears up for March Madness, a recent news report says college athletics is failing young Black men.The Associated Press reports that Black male student-athletes have lower graduation rates than regular Black male students. According to a study of the 2014-15 academic year by University of Pennsylvania researcher Shaun Harper, only 54 percent of Black student-athletes at Power 5 conferences achieved degrees within six years. The graduation rate for regular Black male students was 58 percent.Harper said the problem is widespread and not just localized at big schools.“It happens just about everywhere,” said Harper. “Generations of young Black men and their parents and families are repeatedly duped by a system that lies to them about what their life chances are and what their athletic outcomes are likely to be.”Black males are being recruited by big-time college programs because of their athletic prowess, not because of their academic abilities. Although they are called student-athletes, they are more athlete than student.“When coaches are looking for the best athletic talent, that’s what they’re looking for,” Harper said. “They’re not really concerned with academic talent.”And while many of the students are sold on the idea of using college as a springboard to a career in the NBA or the NFL, in reality few of them make it to the big leagues.According to data from the NCAA, only 1.2 percent of college men’s basketball players get drafted by the NBA, and only 1.6 percent of college football players are recruited by the NFL.Harry Swayne, who played for Rutgers University and in the NFL, told The AP colleges need to do a better job of telling student-athletes that most of them are not going to have careers in professional sports.“Statistically, more than likely, they won’t make it,” Swayne said. “We don’t want to talk them out of their dreams; we just want to give them some reality, too. We want to introduce them to some other possibilities for when football is over, because it is coming to an end sooner than they think and sooner than they’re ready for.”Dr. Boyce Watkins, a former business professor at Syracuse University, has been a long-time critic of college athletics. He said when you consider the billions of dollars college football and basketball generate, and how little money the players get, the system is exploitative.“The billions generated by March Madness rival the money earned from the post season of nearly every professional sports league in the world,” said Watkins in a Huffington Post article. “At $613 million, the NCAA is earning over 40 percent more ad revenue than the entire NBA playoffs and over 60 percent more ad revenue than the entire post season for Major League Baseball.”Watkins has called on schools to start paying college athletes a salary. He said by labeling players “student athletes,” the NCAA has created a system that denies them the rights of regular workers. College athletics operates, like many American businesses, on low labor costs and huge profits for corporations. The players only get scholarships, but the coaches and administrators get million-dollar and six-figure salaries.“Athletes and their families deserve labor rights,” said Watkins. “The truth is that college athletes in revenue-generating sports are treated as neither Americans nor college students. Their ability to enjoy college is stripped by the rigors of their professional sports schedules and Draconian training regimen, thrust upon them by money-hungry coaches who could care less about education. The idea that Congress has conspired with the NCAA to allow athlete labor rights to be taken away in a manner that would be illegal in nearly any other industry adds insult to injury. Keeping athletes and their families in poverty while coaches and administrators get rich is not only fundamentally un-American, it is an embarrassment to us all.” read more

Why hereditary diseases are so hard to get rid of

first_imgSome high-risk gene variants, such as those for Alzheimer’s disease or cancer, can persist in the population for a long time without disappearing and researchers have now discovered why these harmful gene variants do not get weeded out by natural section in the course of evolution. The same process responsible for helping us fend off pathogens may help the occurrence of mutations in our genome that predispose us to hereditary diseases, the researchers found. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfScientists describe this process that help harmful genes evade natural selection as balancing selection. It arises, for example, when several alternative variants of a gene confer a survival advantage, and are therefore not eliminated by selection. Studies suggest that the continuous adaptation to new pathogens in the course of evolution has increased the diversity of our immune genes.Diversity in the genome has allowed humans to adjust to changing environmental conditions during the course of evolution. According to the researchers, such diversity also extends to neighbouring DNA segments, where it results in the persistence of harmful gene variants. Occurrence of harmful gene variants could be the price we pay for the genetic diversity that is otherwise highly beneficial to our survival, suggests the study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive“I did expect that higher resistance to pathogens might lead to an accumulation of some harmful mutations. But the extent to which such mutations persist in the population really surprised me,” Tobias Lenz from Max Planck Institute in Plon. “It would be interesting to know how many genetic diseases in humans can be traced back to contact with pathogens we have encountered in the course of our evolution,” Lenz noted. The scientists suspected that balancing selection may sometimes also lead to the conservation of harmful gene variants. They discovered that balancing selection not only increases the diversity of immune proteins but also affects neighbouring DNA segments. It increases the frequency with which these variants occur in the population –even if they are harmful. They then compared the simulation results with data from a genetic analysis of 6,500 people. The analysis confirmed their suspicion.last_img read more

December 5 2012The November 11 2012 workshop is

first_imgDecember 5, 2012The November 11. 2012 workshop is working on the uppermost terrace of the greenhouse. Here is Geraldine finishing the west half of the the slab. Concrete work on the west slab is completed and we can see Paolo Van Erp compacting the ground in the form for the east slab. Harry  Friedman is pouring the concrete from a wheelbarrow. One yard of concrete was mixed by hand-mixer. More about this pour on Friday, December 7. 2012.[photos by Nadia Begin]last_img

center_img Goldsmith: Why I Work For Doug Casey Now—Eye-Opening Report from Former Stansberry Director Sean Goldsmith recently left Stansberry to work alongside one of the most influential economists in the world today, Doug Casey. Goldsmith explains the full details here. •  Switching gears, Apple just reported the biggest annual profit ever… Tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) is the largest publicly-traded company in the world. It’s worth a staggering $675 billion. Given its colossal size, Apple is worth keeping an eye on. On Tuesday, the company reported its fiscal fourth-quarter results… Sales rose 28% over the past twelve months. Earnings jumped 43%. Apple earned a spectacular $53.4 billion over the past year. That’s the highest annual profit of any publicly-traded company in history. It’s $8.2 billion higher than the previous record set by oil giant Exxon Mobil (XOM) in 2008. Apple’s share price jumped 4% on the news. It’s now up 163% over the past five years. That’s more than double the S&P 500’s 71% gain during the same period. •  Despite this impressive run, Apple’s stock is cheap… It’s only trading at 14 times earnings right now. That’s 60% lower than the S&P 500’s price-to-earnings (PE) ratio. A low PE ratio indicates that a stock is cheap. Apple is cheap right now because investors are worried it will eventually stop growing so fast. Some analysts think the company depends on the iPhone too much, and that iPhones sales will stall. Investment bank Merrill Lynch says, “We rate Apple neutral on risk of upcoming deceleration in iPhones after a strong product cycle…” Chris Wood, editor of Extraordinary Technology, has a different take: I think this elephant will continue to dance for a while… Apple continues to do well in China. In the fourth quarter, iPhone sales in China jumped 120% from a year ago. China accounted for 25% of Apple’s fourth-quarter sales. Apple should continue to grow in China as millions and millions of Chinese people enter the middle class. Apple also stands to cash in on phone upgrades. The iPhone has 475 million users. People upgrade their phones about every 2 years. And because iPhone users are loyal, many of them will replace their old iPhone with a new one. Also, the iPhone is still attracting new users. Analysts estimate that 30% of iPhone purchases are from recently converted Android owners. Apple should continue to grow by converting people who use high-end Android devices. Chris thinks Apple’s stock could rise another 30% before the end of 2017. Chart of the Day U.S. commercial real estate prices have never been higher… Today’s chart shows the performance of the Moody’s/Real Capital Analytics all-property index. This index tracks the prices of all major commercial property types, including office buildings, apartments, and industrial warehouses. It’s adjusted for inflation. As you can see, the index just hit a new record high. The previous record high was from 2007, during one of the biggest real estate bubbles in U.S. history. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida October 29, 2015 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to [email protected] We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful.last_img read more