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Uttar Pradesh Police is hiring for 200 Constable posts: Apply before October 24

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first_imgUttar Pradesh Police recruitment and promotion board has released a notification inviting interested, eligible candidates for the posts of Constable under sports quota. The candidates may apply to the posts in a prescribed format on or before October 24.Vacancy details:Total posts: 200Name of the post:ConstableMale: 160Female: 40Post wise vacancy details for male candidates: Hockey: 9Football: 9Volleyball: 9Kabaddi: 6Basketball: 9Swimming: 18Boxing: 7Weightlifting: 7Wrestling: 14Gymnastic: 7Athletics: 36Shooting: 11Water Sports: 18Eligibility criteria:Educational qualification:The candidates must hold 12th certificate or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.Age limit:The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 25 years.Pay scale:For post wise pay scale details, please check the notification.Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of interview/ medical test conducted by the organisation.Steps to apply:Visit the official website Click on the relevant linkFill the form as mentioned in the notificationClick on submitSave the form and take a print out for further reference.Important dates:Starting date of online application: October 1Closing date of online application: October 24Closing date of online fee payment: October 21Read: RBI recruitment pattern for the post of Assistant 2016 Read: SAIL Burnpur is hiring: Apply for 24 Deputy Manager posts Click here to get the latest update on government jobs in India.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.com.last_img read more

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score two double centuries

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first_imgVirat Kohli ended the drought of runs in this current series against New Zealand with a flawless double hundred, his second in Test cricket. This was also his second double ton in a year with the first one coming against West Indies in July in Antigua. Kohli’s double ton off 347 balls was laced with 18 boundaries. He has become the first Indian captain to score two double centuries in Test cricket. The Indian captain had got to his hundred in the last session of day one of the third Test in Indore and remaining unbeaten on 103. On day two, Kohli continued in the same vein by dominating the Kiwi bowlers, especially post lunch after getting to 150. After that there was no stopping him, as he kept on adding to his score and the team’s total. (Ajinkya Rahane shows class with 8th Test hundred) Kohli came to the crease after India were 60/2 in the first session of day one. He was involved in a 40-run stand for the third wicket with Pujara before the latter fell for 41. He was then joined by Ajinkya Rahane and the duo dominated the New Zealand bowling attack. Kohli’s last hundred came when he slammed his maiden double ton in the West Indies in July. He has since struggled with scores of 44, 3, 4, 9, 18, 9, 45. He averaged 18.85 in his last seven innings, since his 200 in Antigua. Kohli had a great chance to have the highest score by a captain, which is held by MS Dhoni (224) but fell on 211 just after tea break, trapped lbw by Jeetan Patel.advertisementHighest scores by Indian captains in Tests  Captain Runs Opponent Venue Season Dhoni 224 Australia Chennai 2012-13 Tendulkar 217 New Zealand Ahmedabad 1999-00 Kohli 211 New Zealand Indore 2016-17 Gavaskar 205 West Indies Mumbai WS 1978-79 Pataudi 203 England Delhi 1963-64 Kohli 200 West Indies North Stand 2016-17last_img read more

Zaha affected by injury – Hodgson

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first_imgWilfried Zaha has a back injury and that contributed to an unusually quiet performance against Newcastle United, says Roy Hodgson.Zaha could be seen feeling his back in the pre-match warm-up, but was still named in the Palace XI for Saturday’s Premier League match.But, having been Palace’s match-winner with a special strike at Huddersfield Town last time out, Zaha was muted in a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The forward suggested this week he would have to sustain a broken leg in a tackle for an opponent to be sent off, with Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez criticising his comments.Hodgson confirmed Zaha was fit to play, but suggested the injury had a negative impact on his performance.”I think he is feeling something at the top of his back,” said the former England manager. “He was passed fit by the doctor and physio and had no desire not to play the game. I am hoping it won’t cause him problems in the week. Nothing really to report.”He was quieter. I don’t know if his comments affected him. He isn’t in front of the mass media, but I don’t think he expected his comments to be treated the way they were. It was his lament. I don’t think he expected the world and its sister to have a view.”We expect something from him every time he gets the ball, but maybe he was a bit quieter than normal. Maybe that [injury] affected him too.”When he wants to play the game and is declared fit, I want him to play, because he is such a match-winner.”Speaking before the game, Hodgson had also discussed Zaha’s comments from earlier in the week, commenting: “Wilf is a person who has a strong sense of justice.“Like all players with exceptional ability, they need to be looked after that extra bit. The public pay their money really to see the artists, not necessarily the artisans.“Wilf is mature enough to know fouls are part of the business but we all hope our best players will be protected.”He gave an honest answer which came from the heart and was obviously boiling up inside him. And now he knows what he has got to do. The best way to answer criticism, the best way to deal with people who are trying to stop you unfairly is to punish them by using your skill, beating them and scoring goals.”last_img read more

India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma’s winning streak as T20I captain comes to an end

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first_imgNew Zealand (219/6) beat India (139) by 80 runs, take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. MS Dhoni (39), Tim Southee (3/17), Lockie Ferguson (2/22), Mitchell Santner (2/24). Full ScorecardIndia had a forgetful outing in the first T20 international against New Zealand on Wednesday as they lost the opening match of the three-match series by 80 runs to concede a 1-0 lead to the home side.The loss was India’s heaviest while chasing in terms of runs and it also brought an end to Rohit Sharma’s winning streak as captain in the shortest format.Rohit had seven successive wins as India’s T20I captain before this result. MS Dhoni is the only other Indian skipper who seven successive wins twice in his career as the captain.Put into bat New Zealand were off to a flying start thanks to openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro. The duo added 86 runs before Munro got out to Krunal Pandya for 34.Captain Kane Williamson then joined forces with Seifert and added 48 runs for the second wicket before departing for 34.Seifert continued his onslaught on the Indian bowlers and smashed 84 off 43 balls with seven boundaries and six maximums before being castled by a brilliant yorker from Khaleel Ahmed. Seifert was also dropped on 71 by Dinesh Karthik.Some late hitting from Ross Taylor (23) and Scott Kuggeleijn (20 not out) propelled New Zealand to 219 for 6 in 20 overs.New Zealand win by 80 runs. Go 1-0 up in the three match T20I series.#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/RDet7K7uqbBCCI (@BCCI) February 6, 2019India’s run chase was then derailed by Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner at the very start of the innings as they combined to remove Rohit (1), Shikhar Dhawan (29), Rishabh Pant (4) and Vijay Shankar (27) in quick succession.advertisementMS Dhoni then tried to bring India back into the match along with Krunal Pandya with the pair adding 52 runs for the seventh-wicket but it was a case of being too little too late for India.Pandya made 20 while Dhoni fell for 39 in the penultimate over as India eventually got bowled out for 139 in 19.2 overs.Southee was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets while Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi bagged two wickets each while debutant Daryl Mitchell got one.Sodhi’s twin strikes in his very first over in the second innings took his tally of wickets against India to 10 which is the joint-second most in the T20 format. Pakistan’s Umar Gul leads the list with 11 wickets while Shane Watson (Australia), Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka) and now Sodhi have 10 wickets each against India in T20 internationals.Also Read | We were outplayed in all departments: Rohit Sharma after India’s worst T20I defeatAlso Read | India crash to their worst T20I defeat after horror show against New Zealandlast_img read more

10 days agoWest Ham midfielder Snodgrass announces international retirement

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first_imgWest Ham midfielder Snodgrass announces international retirementby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has retired from international duty with Scotland.Steve Clarke’s side are not going to qualify for Euro 2020 through the conventional route, but are set to play in a Nations League semi-final play-off in March, which could have given Snodgrass the chance to create a legacy for his country.Despite that, the West Ham man has hung up his Scotland boots at the age of 32, taking to Instagram to confirm that he would be stopping at 28 caps. He said: “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream.”It’s now the right time for me to step aside, though, and retire from international duty and let the boys and younger players take my place and hopefully push the squad forward.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ULCVs to Almost Double Capacity on AsiaNorth Europe by 2018

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first_imgAdditional phasing in of ultra-large container vessels (ULCV)– with a nominal capacity in excess of 18,000 TEU-on the Asia to North Europe trade lane could double their capacity share on the trade by next year, market intelligence provider in the container shipping industry SeaIntel says.There are 58 ultra-large vessels currently in operation, with 47 to be delivered – predominantly in 2017, and 2018.The mega container ships currently have a 35% deployment share of the trade, as carriers have been phasing in their 18,000 TEU+ sizes on Asia-Europe string as they eyed benefits of economies of scale. This has resulted in cascading of ships from the Asia-Europe trade since the launch of Maersk Line’s E-class ships 11 years ago.The yet to be delivered 47 newbuilds are expected to also be phased into the Asia-North Europe trade lane, according to  SeaIntel.“If the capacity deployed on this trade lane grows by 5% annually for the next two years, we will see the share of ultra-large vessels jump to 61% by the end of 2018 – double of what it is today,” SeaIntel said.The injection of larger vessels brings with itself a number of complications. Firstly, it will serve as a dampener on the future freight rate levels, as they to a significant degree will be influenced by the low slot costs offered by the ultra-large vessels.Secondly, it will increase the load on the ports and terminals although the number of containers that need to be handled won’t change.“The ultra-large container vessels lead to an increase in massive bursts of containers to be handled at once, rather than being spread across the week, which can pose a major challenge to ports and terminals, and downstream on the hinterland,” SeaIntel CEO, Alan Murphy said.Thirdly, assuming that the Asia-North Europe trade lane can only absorb an additional 5% capacity per year, the new mega-vessels being delivered will push out vessels currently in deployment, and as these vessels are too young to be considered for scrapping, they will have to be cascaded to other trade lanes, pushing the excess capacity to other markets.Image Courtesy: Screenshot/Insel Videolast_img read more

Boston Carriers Looking to Enter LPG Sector

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Boston Carriers Greek shipping company Boston Carriers has entered into an exclusivity agreement to acquire Italy’s LPG storage company Nuova Abibes SRL.Under the deal, signed on April 24, the company has a period of six months for the acquisition of Nuova and all its assets and liabilities including, but not limited to, the storage facility in Italy as well as all its business, licenses and trademarks.The development comes on the back of a strategic alliance agreement which the parties signed in early April to explore synergies, identify acquisition opportunities for LPG carriers vessels and inland storage facilities, exchange market expertise and co-invest for creating an integrated platform that will transport, import and distribute LPG in Italy.“This is the perfect moment to enter the LPG transportation and distribution business. LPG is a product with increasing demand which will only grow stronger as the world is shifting towards clean energy,” Antonios Bertsos, Boston Carriers’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.last_img read more

SC refuses urgent listing of Chidambarams petition seeking protection from arrest in

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday refused urgent listing of Congress leader P Chidambaram’s petition seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media scam cases. The top court said the defects in the petition were removed just now and it “cannot be listed for hearing today itself”. “Without listing of the petition, we cannot hear the matter,” said a bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, M Shantanagoudar and Ajay Rastogi. “Sorry Mr Sibal. We cannot hear the matter,” the bench said when senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, repeatedly asked for hearing the matter on Wednesday itself. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Solicitor General Tushar Mehta opposed the plea of Chidambaram for hearing the matter on oral mentioning saying that the papers are not with him. Just as the bench assembled in the post lunch session, Sibal said he was once again mentioning the matter for listing as he had not heard anything from the Registry about its listing. Sibal told the top court that the investigative agencies have now issued a look out notice against Chidambaram as if he is going to “run away”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The bench told him that there were some defects in the petition and the Registry has informed about it. When Sibal said the defects have been cured, the bench called Registrar (judicial) Surya Pratap Singh and enquired about the defects. The Registrar said the defects have been cured “just now”, and the petition will be placed before the CJI for allocating it before an appropriate bench. At this, Sibal said that the matter cannot be listed today as the CJI is sitting in the Constitution bench and he will not rise before 4 pm. While the senior advocate was repeatedly insisting the matter be hear, the bench told him, “we have already directed the matter to be placed before CJI”. “Generally, the matters for listing are placed before CJI in the evening but in the morning we immediately refer it to CJI,” the bench said. “It is not out job but the Registry has to take the step,” the bench further said. When Sibal reminded the bench that in the past on the basis of oral mentioning protection from arrest has been granted to people, the bench said, “we directed the Registry and it found that there were defects in the petition”. At the end of the hearing, Sibal said that Chidambaram was ready to give an undertaking that he will not run away but the bench did not consider the submission and concluded the brief hearing.last_img read more

Celebrities Stand Behind Bradley Manning

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first_imgUS private Bradley Manning’s trial for “aiding the enemy” is under way and prosecutors are asking for a life sentence. Manning has pled guilty to leaking documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, but under question for many is the future of whistle-blowing.If leaking information can lead to life imprisonment, then it follows that freedom of the press and protection of their sources, not to mention public access to information, would be directly affected.“I want people to see the truth, because without it you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” – Bradley Manning.Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Russell Brand, and director Oliver Stone appear in a video on the iam.bradleymanning.org website in support of Manning.“[Bradley Manning] was deeply disturbed by what he was seeing as an intelligence analyst in Iraq,” says Stone. “The shooting of the Reuters reporters, civilians, by helicopter. He leaked documents during the war, and they were enormously helpful for people on the outside to understand what the government was thinking about on the inside.”Brand also voiced his concerns in an interview with Gawker: “I happen to believe that Bradley Manning has the right to a fair trial. It seems clear to me that some of the charges against him are mendacious and duplicitous from the outset. So I’m just saying, ‘Keep an eye on that.’ I think whistle-blowing is necessary. We know that institutions have a tendency toward corruption.”Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Judge quashes Albertas decision to bar environmentalists from oil sands hearing

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EDMONTON — A judge has quashed Alberta’s decision to not allow environmental groups to take part in hearings on a proposed oil sands project.The Oilsands Environmental Coalition went to court last month to challenge Alberta Environment’s ruling involving an oil sands mine proposed by Southern Pacific Resource Corp.The province said coalition members were not directly affected by the company’s plan to build the project on the banks of the MacKay River in northeastern Alberta.A government briefing note entered as evidence also suggested the coalition was being targeted for publishing negative media about the oil sands.Justice Richard Marceau of Court of Queen’s Bench called the government’s actions “tainted” and “biased” in his written judgment released Tuesday.“It is difficult to envision a more direct apprehension of bias,” he wrote.“Accordingly the director’s decision breaches all four principles of natural justice and must be quashed.”The coalition, which includes the Pembina Institute and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, lauded the ruling.“Albertans have a right to a fair oil sands regulatory process, including the right to be heard and raise concerns about oil sands development,” said Simon Dyer, policy director for the Pembina Institute Wednesday.Alberta Environment officials were not immediately available for comment.The Pembina Institute said the Southern Pacific project would require up to 1.7 million litres of fresh groundwater each day and contribute to declining air quality.The coalition is also concerned the mine would be located in the habitat of a threatened caribou herd. read more

JVP questions move to store paddy at MRIA

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Objects were placed along the road to prevent the vehicles taking the paddy from reaching the airport. The police however later cleared the objects.Some protesters later slept across the road refusing to allow the vehicles to enter the airport. The police however spoke to the protesters and cleared the road. (Colombo Gazette) “If the airport cannot be used for any other purpose then there is no issue in using it to store paddy,” he said.National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa also questioned the decision taken by the Government to store paddy at the airport. Several employees of the airport and some residents in the area protested along the road near the airport against using the MRIA to store paddy. The JVP leader said that the Government has no right to use the airport for political purposes as it was built using public funds. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has questioned the decision to store paddy at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA).JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, speaking in Parliament today, asked if the Government has conducted a study before deciding to store paddy at MRIA. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe later said that the Government will agree to hold a debate in Parliament on the Mattala airport.The first stock of paddy was brought to MRIA yesterday but it was greeted with protests.The Paddy Marketing Board had earlier sought approval to store paddy at the MRIA stores. The request was approved and a stock of paddy was taken to the airport today. He said that the study should reveal if the airport cannot be used for anything else other than to store paddy. read more

Man charged with threatening to shoot prime minister on trial in Nipawin

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NIPAWIN — The Nipawin man accused of threatening to shoot Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and threatening to blow up Parliament told RCMP officers that he had been referring to taking a shot with his fist, or that he meant to “poke (Trudeau) in the nose.”David Petersen, 53, said he had no recollection of making comments about blowing up Parliament.Petersen is on trial in Nipawin provincial court over comments he made on the phone to a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employee on Feb. 12. He was in court Wednesday and his trial is expected to resume on Tuesday.He has pleaded not guilty.On Wednesday, court heard from Paul Sveinson, the CRA employee who spoke with Petersen that day.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Sveinson, who testified by closed circuit television from Winnipeg, said he “spoke quite a bit” with Petersen, who often seemed tired and depressed during phone calls. However, Sveinson said Petersen seemed more depressed and upset than normal on Feb. 12.“It sounded quite desperate. The magnitude of this depression had escalated quite a bit from previous conversations,” Sveinson said. “He was saying that he wanted this to end. He felt like a dog that was backed in a corner.”None of their previous conversations had included any political statements, so Sveinson said he was surprised when Petersen asked for his opinion on the Prime MinisterPetersen then said he “would like to take a shot at Trudeau” and stated “I don’t want to be the guy that goes and blows up Parliament.”According to Sveinson, Petersen said he “felt like lashing out.”When questioned by Crown prosecutor Lori O’Conner, Sveinson said he “was concerned that Mr. Petersen would commit suicide.”Sveinson said he had taken a one-day training course about suicide as part of his job and took steps to ask Petersen if he was okay and if he was talking to anyone about his stress and depression.“I was concerned for him. I was concerned for his well-being and I didn’t want to end the conversation like that,” Sveinson said. “I wanted to make sure he was okay.”Sveinson reported the conversation to his supervisor, who called the RCMP.Petersen was interviewed by a member of the Saskatchewan RCMP National Enforcement Section, which provides security to VIPs such as the Prime Minister. Petersen said he’d meant that he wanted to take a shot with his fist or poke the prime minister in the nose. He said he didn’t remember making comments about blowing up Parliament.Court heard a recording of Petersen telling RCMP Constable Tanner Gillies about the stress he was under and that, in his job as a building inspector, he was asked to inspect the home of a man who was suffering frostbite to his fingers and toes and was facing amputation.When the recording got to a point where Petersen told Gillies he recalled seeing blood on the doorknob, Petersen became visibly upset and tried to leave the courtroom, saying he could not continue.Petersen is representing himself in court. He told Judge Hugh Harradence that he would like to testify in his own defence.Related Nipawin man accused of threatening prime minister pleads not guilty read more

Brock recognizes profs for creative research and teaching at Fall Convocation

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Brock will honour two faculty members for their notable contributions to research and teaching at Fall Convocation on Saturday, Oct. 18.Tony Bogaert, a professor in the Departments of Health Sciences and Psychology, will receive the Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding research achievements, contributions toward the training of future researchers, and consistency in scholarly or creative performance.Marilyn Cottrell, a professor and lecturer in the Department of Economics, will receive the Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant commitment to providing and developing quality learning experiences for students, in addition to making valuable contributions in curriculum development and the mentoring of colleagues.Bogaert will receive his award at Saturday’s 10 a.m. ceremony. And Cottrell will receive her award at the day’s 2 p.m. ceremony.More than 850 students are expected to graduate at Fall Convocation. All ceremonies will be held in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium and a reception for graduates, family members and other special guests will be held after each ceremony.—Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity: Professor Tony Bogaert Department of Health Sciences/Psychology, Faculty of Applied Health SciencesTony BogaertProfessor Tony Bogaert is a world-renowned scholar specializing in the field of sexual orientation. His research investigates the origins of sexual orientation, asexuality, sexual offending, high-risk sexual behaviour, and a new model of women’s sexual desire and arousal. His contributions to his academic field have influenced popular ideas about sexuality in both the scientific and layperson communities.He is author of 65 publications in top-ranked journals, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and the Review of General Psychology. He has also written eight book chapters and has published a new book, entitled Understanding Asexuality. In its review, Booklist called this book “…an unusually intriguing and enlightening inquiry.”In 2003, Professor Bogaert was awarded the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence at Brock. Following this recognition, he published his groundbreaking research on the fraternal birth order effect in gay men, which was recognized worldwide as one of the top 100 science stories of 2006. His research found that gay men, have on average, a greater number of older brothers than heterosexual men. It also showed that sexual orientation development in men is, at least partly, prenatally based.In 2004, he was the first researcher to publish a large-scale study on asexuality, which he classifies as a fourth category of sexual orientation. He is a much sought after media commentator on issues like sexual offenders, pornography, sexual anatomy, high risk sexual behavior and sexual orientation. He has also served as an expert witness in a US Supreme Court case involving sexual orientation discrimination.Throughout his career, Professor Bogaert has received more than $7.8-million dollars in funding for his work from notable funding agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Furthermore, he has presented his research at more than 60 national and international conferences.He also invests significant time in facilitating research projects with undergraduate and graduate students at Brock in the Departments of Health Sciences, Psychology, and Education at Brock.—Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching: Professor Marilyn Cottrell Department of Economics, Faculty of Social SciencesMarilyn CottrellProfessor Marilyn Cottrell’s enthusiasm for economics is contagious. Due to her stimulating approach to teaching, many students become fascinated with economics.Students report that she has a “unique, effective and interactive way of getting through to students.”Professor Cottrell’s attention to detail ensures that students arrive in upper year courses ready to succeed. She generously makes herself available to answer student questions about her courses, and her openness and patience with students is remarkable. She not only attempts to ensure that every student has the opportunity to excel in her courses, but also mentors students regarding careers in economics.Professor Cottrell was recognized by the Council of Ontario Universities for developing a Learning Object for principles of macroeconomics. Her work on this initiative also received much acclaim in the United States. She was chosen by a juried panel to present the details of her work at successive meetings of the American Economic Association.This quote from a student captures the sentiment of many: “I believe that Marilyn’s motivation, enthusiasm, and devotion to teaching and to the well-being of her students is exceptional. My Brock experience was enhanced by the opportunities afforded to me by Marilyn’s involvement.”Professor Cottrell has received the Award for Part-time Instructors and Teaching Assistants (1998), the “Making a Difference” Award (2003), the Council of Ontario Universities Award for Excellence in Teaching with Technology (2006), the Brock University Students’ Union Teaching Award (2007), the Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes (2009) and the Faculty of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013). She was also named a member of the advisory panel to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank on FRED in 2011. read more

Ohio State offense executed better in win over Rutgers

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Members of the OSU football team celebrate during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. The game — which the Buckeyes won, 56-17 — was the first-ever matchup between the two schools and OSU’s first Big Ten home game of the season. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorDespite coming off a bye week, the Ohio State offense didn’t skip a beat as it rolled to a 56-17 victory Saturday afternoon.The Buckeyes were once again led by redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who completed 19 of 31 passes for 261 yards and three scores, while also leading the team in rushing yards with 107 on just seven carries.Barrett, who was responsible for five total touchdowns in the Buckeye victory, said he thought OSU’s offense has been improving each week.“I felt like we executed better than past weeks,” Barrett said. “But we can still eliminate some mistakes. I put some of that on myself.”On the receiving end of one of Barrett’s touchdowns was senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, who OSU coach Urban Meyer singled out following the game.“Evan Spencer, we had a couple of plays designed because he’s probably practicing our best as a wide receiver,” Meyer said. “But the one thing about our style of offense and really everyone’s style of offense nowadays, in the spread sets, you don’t say throw the ball to him because if they take him away, something else is open.”Barrett completed passes to nine different receivers Saturday, something Meyer said can be a blessing and a curse.“That’s where J.T. is so good at whatever the defense gives you, giving the ball,” Meyer said. “So we have a lot of pieces right now that deserve maybe a few more, but you can’t really control that in the way we do our business.”The Buckeye offense broke yet another school record behind Barrett on Saturday, as it scored 50 or more points in its fourth straight game, the first such streak in school history.Redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein said following the game that Barrett and the offense have been able to be successful because of the players surrounding the young quarterback.“He’s been playing great and it’s a credit to everyone else playing well,” Elflein said. “I think he’s been playing great since he stepped in. We’re protecting him well and that gives him time to make decisions.”Coming into the game, the Rutgers defense was tied for third in the country after racking up 24 sacks. But Barrett wasn’t sacked at all during the game, and the Buckeye offense gained 585 total yards.Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said after the game that OSU had emphasized slowing down the Scarlet Knights’ pass rush.“It was something that was important to us,” he said. “Protecting your quarterback is always big to the offensive line.”The offensive line opened up holes all night for OSU to run through, leading to the Buckeyes’ 324 rushing yards and an average 8.1 yards per rush.With so many things going right for the OSU offense, Warinner said he is pleased with one thing in particular.“Balance. I think early on, they were attacking the run and blitzing a lot, and we threw the ball well,” he said. “That changed their mentality on defense and (we) started to run the ball more in the second half.”Despite the success, Meyer said he does not want his team to feel satisfied.“Complacency is awful in this business and with the players, because when you watch the film, we could actually have played a lot better in certain situations,” Meyer said after the game. “So I think there’s a lot of things to work on offensively.”Midway through the third quarter, OSU threw the ball to Spencer for three straight plays, all of which fell incomplete before Barrett punched it for a touchdown in from five yards out on fourth and goal.While Spencer eventually scored on a one-handed grab later in the quarter, Meyer was not pleased with the lack of execution in the red zone.“I still grade us down offensively,” he said. “When your quarterback has to scramble on the fourth down in the red zone, that’s a good play by an individual. So I still consider our red zone offense not as good as it should be.”The offense will have an opportunity to improve next Saturday in State College, Pa., against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

Opinion Its time for the state of Ohio to allow spring practice

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California, Texas, Florida and Ohio.These four states are synonymous with historically dominant high school football, but three have a leg up on the other: Ohio is the only state out of the group that does not allow spring practices for high school football teams. It is time for that to change.As someone who played high school football in Ohio and has seen the game through the eyes of a coach, I know spring practice could be more than beneficial for the Ohio High School Athletic Association.I understand the health of the players is a concern, but even allowing non-contact practices at this time of year would help players get acclimated to a playbook and to each other.There is no arguing that California, Texas and Florida produce some of the best, if not the best, pro prospects coming out of college and I have to believe the extra practices have something to do with it.If Ohio wants to be a part of that conversation, adding just 10-15 spring practices could give it the boost it needs.California allows 10 practices, Texas allows 15, and Florida allows 20 practices while Ohio high school football players are either playing another sport or living in the weight room.According to multiple studies, Ohio ranked fifth in players born in the respective states behind California (224), Florida (186), Texas (147) and Georgia (91) that are currently in the NFL with 78.If you were wondering, Georgia also allows spring practice.I’m not saying that if Ohio allowed spring practice it would instantly produce more NFL players, but I am saying it would give more players a chance to shine on the field and get noticed.It would also give coaches — especially incoming coaches — a chance to see what their new team is capable of and develop a depth chart going into summer practice.I never had a chance of playing on the varsity squad as a sophomore in high school, but I was behind the eight-ball to begin with when I had to learn an entirely new playbook in just weeks before two-a-day sessions began in August.This is the dilemma that high school football players all over Ohio have to deal with, and if there is a player who is talented enough to get varsity time as a sophomore or even as a freshman, spring practice would get them ready to make an impact in the fall.For now, Ohio high school coaches will need to continue to prepare their teams as best they can in the weight room in the spring while other coaches in the football hotbeds are allowed to blow their whistles on the field and install their playbooks.Make the change, OHSAA. It’s for the kids. read more

Mother defeats Boots over sexualised makeup as stores withdraw eyeshadow from sale

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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. Carer Ms Fitzsimons, who also has a 19-year-old daughter Rose, questioned the brand’s motive, and said: “I think they’re trying to copy other brands that also give their products grim names but these are more expensive so are more likely to be bought by adults.”It’s completely unnecessary. It’s gratuitous and crude. I think they did it for the shock value.”I thought ‘foreplay. What on earth?’. I said to my friend half in jest can you imagine a couple of 13-year-olds saying, ‘I’m wearing foreplay with a touch of home wrecker today?’. “It’s over-sexualising children and is completely demeaning. It’s makeup and it’s there to make you feel better about yourself but it’s like it’s saying you should be proud to be a homewrecker or a dealer.”It sends out the wrong message and it normalises these words for teens. It’s provocative for the sake of being provocative.”I think I was shocked that they came from Boots because you think of them as a quality retailer and a name you can trust.”A spokeswoman for Obsession issued a comment through Boots, confirming that the product will be removed from stores and online “with immediate effect”. The Obsession Obsessive Eyes makeup that Angela Fitzsimons bought from BootCredit:Mercury Press and Media Ms Fitzsimons said the palette, which costs £12 for 24 eyeshadows, would appeal to younger girls even if it wasn’t specifically marketed at themCredit:Mercury Press and Media “At that price you will get children aged 12, 13, and 14 buying it. Even if they don’t buy it they will be seeing these words.” A mother-of-two has claimed victory over Boots after the pharmacy withdrew what she claimed was “sexualised” make-up.Angela Fitzsimons, 46, was left outraged when her 17-year-old daughter Grace came home with Obsession Obsessive Eyes makeup palette – which included colour shades such as “milf”, “foreplay” and “sugar daddy”.The teenager picked up the selection of eyeshadows from Boots’ Loughborough branch last week, and her mother branded the wording “unnecessary and crude”. Now the beauty retailer has admitted it got it wrong and promised to remove the product – which is also sold on the Revolution makeup website. Ms Fitzsimons said the palette, which costs £12 for 24 eyeshadows, would appeal to younger girls even if it wasn’t specifically marketed at them.The eyeshadow names also include housewife, safeword, chauvinist, dealer, wasted, vape, blackmail and full package.Ms Fitzsimons, of Shepshed, Leicestershire, said: “Grace had been out with her friends and she brought home this palette which she bought with some birthday vouchers.”She said they were nice colours but the names were gross. I looked closer and saw they were called things like milf, homewrecker and dealer. It was pretty rank.”I complained to Boots and they replied that it was not marketed at children but I don’t think that makes a difference. Ms Fitzsimons said the palette, which costs £12 for 24 eyeshadows, would appeal to younger girls even if it wasn't specifically marketed at them She said: “Obsession is a new brand. While we were experimenting with our personality, we know we haven’t always got things quite right and some of our shade names need work. “This is something we’re addressing and fixing as a priority as new products launch and we will not repeat these shades names, or genre of shade names, in future.”However, we also want to act now. We are committed to listening to our customers and reacting to feedback at speed.”This complaint has made us accelerate our plan and we will remove this product, Obsessive Eyes, from stores and online with immediate effect.” The Obsession Obsessive Eyes makeup that Angela Fitzsimons bought from Boot read more

Preliminary ban placed on the Galaxy Nexus sales in the US

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first_imgJust a few days after Apple won a preliminary ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, the company won a second legal victory against both Samsung and Android. A tweet from Reuters reporter Dan Levine (@fedcourtjunkie), straight from the courtroom, noted that Judge Lucy Koh just granted a preliminary injection against the Galaxy Nexus handset.Judge Koh has GRANTED Apple request for prelim injunction against Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. Story TK— Dan Levine (@FedcourtJunkie) June 29, 2012So, yes, it’s a win for Apple and a loss for both Google and Android, for the time being, but what does this really mean? Once Apple pays a $96M bond the injunction will go into effect. After that point Samsung will almost certainly appeal while Apple and their legal team could very well press on and go after Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3. And what does all this add up to functionally? The Galaxy Nexus will not be sold in the United States until Samsung makes changes or is granted a repeal, so long as Apple pays that bond. The court will meet again on Monday in order to decide further action, such as if the injunction should be suspended if Samsung appeals.Four patents were violated but it was number 8,086,604 (aka ‘604) that seems to be the focus right now. This is the so-called “Siri” patent which is summarized as a “means of a unitary interface which is capable of accessing information in a variety of locations, through a number of different techniques”. It might sound vague, but it’s a critical search function and, more importantly, Apple has success against HTC in the past (remember the HTC One X delay?) so we know the court is taking their case very seriously.The other patents cited include slide-to-unlock, autocorrect, and data-tapping (basically clicking a data point, like a phone number, in order to initiate and advanced action, such as creating a contact, or clicking a number in an article in order to initiate a call).More at Reuters and Foss Patents, via Dan Levine and Engadgetlast_img read more

I had 10 operations in 12 days They said they may have

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first_img 52,276 Views 10 Comments Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 8:00 AM Apr 15th 2017, 8:00 AM ‘I had 10 operations in 12 days… They said they may have to cut it from the knee down’ Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football. A number of other footballers have experienced similar setbacks, though few if any have suffered Busst’s level of misfortune thereafter.Djibril Cisse, Henrik Larsson, Eduardo and most recently, of course, Ireland defender Seamus Coleman have all suffered leg breaks during their respective careers. Seamus Coleman recently broke his leg playing for Ireland against Wales. Source: Niall CarsonProvided there are no complications, Coleman could be back playing by around Christmas time or early in the New Year. What message would Busst give to the Everton right-back as he begins the arduous and at times deeply frustrating road to recovery?My advice would be to set small, achievable goals. As soon as you get out of plaster, you start walking. After physio, you start jogging.“It might be realistic goals like that, which he can set himself. Three months, he’s out of the plaster doing light training, a month after that, he’d doing light running, just take it month-by-month, using the advice of the physios and listening to them, not rushing anything.With Seamus, (the break has) remained inside the skin as far as I know. It’s just a case of the bones knitting back together. The bones will calcify — they’ll actually make it stronger in and around where the break is. It’ll actually be a little stronger than it was before.”For Busst, however, recovering from his accident was anything but straightforward and it required considerable patience. Nevertheless, he was ultimately left feeling somewhat relieved, as there was a suggestion at one point that he was in danger of having to get the leg amputated.It just wouldn’t heal,” he recalls “I had 10 operations in 12 days and they’d be going in cleaning out and things like that. After a couple of weeks, the blood supply that was down to make the bones heal and all the soft tissue, there just wasn’t a supply. They said if they couldn’t correct that, they may have to cut it from the knee down because it would just go gangrene I suppose.“Then I went down for an operation where they were going to have to take a muscle out of my back. It’s was like a last-ditch one, put it into my calf, connect it all up and then hopefully that would work.When I came out from that operation, they hadn’t taken the muscle out of my back or anything. They said when they opened it up again, it showed signs of healing. They were happy it was going to recover on its own, so that was a very big positive step forward.”In total, Busst would undergo 22 operations following the injury.The last four were corrective surgeries and the majority of them were in the first three months. When I was first in the hospital, I was there for six weeks. I think it was 14 or 15 operations in those six weeks. Over the next three months, the pin they put in got infected as well. They had to put it in, then take it out.”He did play one more match for Coventry against Manchester United — his testimonial in front of a sold-out Highfield Road, with England internationals Paul Gascoigne and Les Ferdinand making guest appearances for the Sky Blues. Eric Cantona, Manchester United, with David Busst, Coventry City, during the latter’s testimonial in 1997. Source: EMPICS SportBusst was not the only footballer who would never play again following that 16 May 1997 match — it also proved to be Eric Cantona’s final game before announcing his retirement at the surprisingly young age of 30.I’ve still got Eric’s shirt, which he signed for me,” Busst adds. “His last shirt in the Premier League I think John Moncur had, because they played West Ham the last day of the season. He played against us a week later and wore two shirts in that game.”Almost 20 years on from that emotional evening, Busst seems content in life, despite a picture of his still pretty bad-looking leg doing the rounds on social media not so long ago.He is even still able to play football casually, though at 49, his appetite for the game is gradually diminishing.It was just as I got my confidence back, I started doing a bit of fitness. Then some mates were playing on a Sunday night. I was doing non-contact with them for a year or so and then I was playing a few charity games in goal. Then it just built up and I had the confidence to go back playing.“I came to (the age of) 35 then and there was an over-35s league, which a lot of my old non-league mates were playing in. I went and watched them, and thought: ‘I could have a go at this.’ But I’m retiring this year, because I’ve been doing it 15 years now — this is my last season.Stan Petrov and Lee Hendrie play. And Lee Carsley and Darren Byfield play for our rivals, so it’s pretty competitive and I’ve basically just had enough.”Busst did his coaching badges and had originally hoped to become a manager at the highest level. He even spent six years managing non-league teams, taking charge of first Solihull Borough and later Evesham United in the early-to-mid 00s, while also spending time coaching in Coventry’s academy.Ultimately, however, a lack of opportunities prompted Busst to discard any hopes of managing full-time. Instead, he chose to focus more intensively on his role as Football Community manager at Coventry City.I had to make a decision: ‘Where do I see my future?’ And this is what I’m doing now. In football, managers can get sacked after a month. This job, I’ve been doing it 20 years now. The security side of it is good and it’s the variation and the way the job has evolved. No day’s ever the same and variety keeps me occupied. I made that decision about 10 years ago — I was going to put everything into this and it is where I saw my future and that’s what did.“I’m a coach educator as well. I’m an affiliated tutor for the FA. I coach the coaching courses for the FA Level 1s and Level 2s… I dip in and out of coaching the Level 1 coaches, who are coming through at the moment — that’s very fulfilling.“You don’t have that matchday feeling. You’re never going to replicate it. I had it for six years in non-league and it was absolutely brilliant. I still manage an over-35s team on a Sunday. It’s not quite the same level but there’s still responsibility for the team, the formation, the substitutes, which will never change no matter what level you’re at. So it’s a nice balance at the moment.” Busst, who is now Football Community manager at Coventry, pictured prior to their game with Bury last year. Source: EMPICS SportLife after football can be notoriously difficult. As The Secret Footballer noted in an interview with The42 back in 2015: “Remember the stats for former footballers — one in three will get divorced, one in three will suffer a mental illness and one in three will be declared bankrupt.”Yet as Busst points out, for every sad case, there are many other positive stories of footballers thriving after retirement, which naturally do not attract the same level of attention.So, as unfortunate and sad as the sudden and premature end to his professional football career was, figures such as Busst deserve to be celebrated for the resilience and positive attitudes they clearly possess.The way I came into football, I’d been working before, so my plan at that time, when I came into football was: ‘This will last for about five years and then I’ll go back working again.’“(How you handle retirement depends on) what sort of person you are, what sort of outlook you have on life, if you’ve got a dark soul. I can see why certain players turn to drink and things like that to cope with it. I can see where the pressure’s come from. I had good support around me and a strong family, it was just all there, and that’s important.Most footballers are pretty single-minded, pretty positive, determined. People read about the ones that fall off the wagon, but you look at the thousands of players that have gone on (to lead happy lives).“The PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) are great. There are opportunities to re-train into whatever industries you want to go into. The support they give to the players after is there. A lot of them don’t want to access it, because it’s sort of admitting that you have a problem I suppose.But it comes down to the individual you are. The support’s there for players to come out the other side of it definitely (with) the financial side of it, which is helpful.“And so the majority of footballers, they don’t go the other way, they go the positive way.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By Paul Fennessy Follow us: the42.ie One of Ireland’s greatest-ever athletes on ‘never retiring’>‘To be told at the last minute that I wouldn’t even be on the bench, it was a sickener’> Short URL Share Tweet Email2 20 AUGUST 1994 is a date of special significance for David Busst.The game itself was far from a classic. You won’t see it replayed on one of the sports channels anytime soon.It was the opening day of the Premier League season, and in front of 10,962 people at Highfield Road, Coventry and Wimbledon drew 1-1.It was the day Busst scored his first-ever Premier League goal, an equaliser that salvaged a point for his side and got the season off to a reasonable start.It was also a moment where Busst truly felt he was living the dream.I remember being in a pub in Birmingham,” he tells The42. “It was on Match of the Day, which I’d always watched as a kid. All of a sudden, I was on there, with a little clip they were showing, probably with Des Lynam (hosting).”As was the case with many footballers in that era, Busst rose through the ranks the hard way. He began his career in the unforgiving world of non-league football, playing for Moor Green in his native Birmingham. By the time he got his big move to Coventry, he was 25 and working in insurance. Suddenly, he was a full-time footballer getting advice from legendary English defender and then manager of the Sky Blues, Terry Butcher.The side had finished just two points above the relegation zone the season before under Don Howe, while Busst’s move to Coventry coincided with the inaugural season of the Premier League.In his first two campaigns at the club, the defender’s progress had been slow. He made a respectable 10 appearances in the 1992-93 season, but appeared just three times the following year.That Wimbledon goal, however, seemed to give Busst a new lease of life, as from that point on, he was a far more regular presence in the heart of Coventry’s defence, making a further 37 appearances in the next two seasons during the tenures of Phil Neal and later Ron Atkinson, and scoring three more goals in the process. The Sky Blues, meanwhile, continued to hover around the lower half of the table and precariously close to the relegation zone at times, while always doing enough to survive.Despite their struggles, there were some good players in that Coventry side. Busst cites Dion Dublin and Paul Williams as the two best players in the team, while also describing the Zimbabwe international Peter Ndlovu — now somewhat of a cult figure — as “the most gifted footballer that I’ve ever played with”.He continues: “Peter was so quiet and shy when he first came over from Zimbabwe and I joined just after Peter. He had broken English, but as soon as he got that ball at his feet, he was only wafer thin, but he had so much balance and a turn of pace. You look at some of the iconic games of Coventry, you know — the hat-trick he scored at Anfield. And he spent a good season in the reserves as well, where I sometimes played with him.“I speak to him on Twitter now and again. He’s bulked up a little bit. The last time I spoke to him he was doing some coaching in Bulawayo. Coventry signed him from Highlanders FC when they went on a tour of Zimbabwe. It was him and his brother Adam as well, who unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago.” Source: covonthebox/YouTubeThe globalisation of the Premier League was still in its infancy back then, with squads still largely dominated by British and Irish players, making unique foreign talents such as Ndlovu often seem relatively exotic and unpredictable by comparison.Manchester United’s accomplished French attacker Eric Cantona was another enigmatic and highly distinctive presence in the English game, owing largely to his instinctive brilliance on the field and frequently odd behaviour off it.Busst describes Cantona, along with Alan Shearer, as the best footballer he ever played against, though the encounter with the former was fleeting in a game that ended for the then-28-year-old defender in horrific circumstances.I played against Eric Cantona but I was only on the pitch 87 seconds,” he says. “I can’t really claim that because I never really had contact with him. I think I stood next to him. We got a corner, I ran up the other end and that was the closest I got to him.”The corner in question led to the moment that ultimately ended Busst’s career amid traumatic scenes that all of the 50,000-plus in attendance at Old Trafford that day 21 years ago will have struggled to erase from their memories ever since.Noel Whelan’s header from an Ally Pickering corner was parried by United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. Busst, up from the centre of the defence, charged towards the rebound at speed. An unfortunate collision, however, left the Coventry player screaming in agony. He had broken his tibia and fibula, as his right leg twisted in sickening fashion.Schmeichel and others shielded their eyes from the gruesome sight. Blood drenched the turf inside the penalty area, while the game was delayed for 15 minutes as the player was assisted by medical staff.United, on their way to reclaiming the league title they had surrendered the previous season to Blackburn, ultimately won the game 1-0 thanks to a 47th-minute Cantona goal, but the outcome was inevitably overshadowed by Busst’s injury. Some of the players involved reportedly required counselling after witnessing this horrific accident. Source: Tazzie01/YouTubeBusst, meanwhile, feared the worst as he departed the field on a stretcher.Denis Irwin caught me on the inside of my ankle (as we went for the ball). There was no malice in it. It was just where the ball was, where we all landed, pressure and forces from different sides.“So Denis came, he had a block tackle on the inside of my right ankle. Brian McClair was coming the other side because the ball was just bouncing up and he’s coming in with a block tackle around about my right shin on the outside. And then obviously the leg’s in the middle and when two forces in opposite directions come in, then the result is inevitable.I remember saying to (Coventry teammate) Gordon Strachan as we were coming off the pitch, ‘that’s it now’. I knew my leg was broken, I didn’t know the extent of it.“He said ‘don’t be silly, you’ll be back,’ and stuff like that. But I was thinking from an age point of view. I would have been 29 going into the next season. I wasn’t like a young 20-year-old.Obviously, we found out about the complications afterwards, and that was that.”Yet as gruesome as the injury was, the break in itself was not what stopped Busst from playing again. Instead, an infection that resulted is what ensured any subsequent efforts to return to professional football would ultimately be doomed.I had a thing called compartment syndrome. It’s a bit like when you get a dead leg. A dead leg is bleeding in the inside of the muscle and the pressure builds up. If you don’t release that pressure, basically they have to. All the way down the right side, the tibia and fibula, there’s a muscle that goes all the way down there to split that and that’s when the infection got all the way into the muscle, which then attacked the tendons that pull my foot up. So then the MRSA resulted in me having four of my five tendons cut away because they were infected. And I was left with one that pulled up my big toe.“An operation I had a couple of years afterwards was the best one because I was left with a dropped foot because of the tendons being cut. Then I had corrective surgery, fused them all together, they just pulled on my big toe, so it’s not as obvious as it would have been and allows them to run, walk and jog.The break itself, no matter how horrendous it looked, was no different to a lot of the ones. You don’t see too many to be fair. Imagine how many games of football there are. It is few and far between. They just highlight it more when someone has a serious injury. The bones in nature, they’re joined back together somehow, they knit back and grow back in. So if you don’t have any soft tissue complications or open wounds, then there’s no reason why you can’t come back (from the injury).” Image: PA Archive/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://the42.ie/3341541 Coventry City’s David Busst (r) lies in agony on the turf after breaking his leg as teammate Dion Dublin (second l) yells for a stretcher and Manchester United’s David May (l), Peter Schmeichel (c) and Denis Irwin (second r) turn away, horrified during a Premier League match on 8 April 1996. Image: PA Archive/PA Images Coventry City’s David Busst (r) lies in agony on the turf after breaking his leg as teammate Dion Dublin (second l) yells for a stretcher and Manchester United’s David May (l), Peter Schmeichel (c) and Denis Irwin (second r) turn away, horrified during a Premier League match on 8 April 1996.last_img read more

La Terre deviendra bientôt plus chaude quau cours des 11 300 dernières

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first_imgLa Terre deviendra bientôt plus chaude qu’au cours des 11 300 dernières annéesSelon une étude publiée jeudi aux États-Unis, la Terre deviendra bientôt plus chaude que lors des 11.300 dernières années et ce même si on se réfère aux émissions de dioxyde de carbone (CO2) les plus optimistes.Se basant sur des analyses effectuées sur 73 sites autour du globe, des scientifiques sont parvenus à reconstituer l’histoire des températures terrestres depuis la fin de la dernière période glaciaire, il y a environ 11.000 ans. Ils ont ainsi constaté que la dernière décennie a été la plus chaude de toutes, comparée à 80% des 11.300 dernières années. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En effet, tous les climatologues s’accordent à dire que la Terre sera plus chaude d’ici la fin du siècle qu’à n’importe quel moment durant les 11.300 dernières quel que soit le scénario d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre envisagé. “Nous savions déjà que la surface de la Terre est plus chaude aujourd’hui que pendant la plupart des 2.000 dernières années ; nous savons désormais que les températures sont aujourd’hui plus élevées que durant la plupart des 11.300 années passées… ce qui correspond à l’essor de la civilisation humaine”, relève Shaun Marcott, chercheur à l’Oregon State University cité par l’AFP.Des degrés perdus et regagnés Or, cette tendance n’est près de s’inverser puisque, selon les modèles climatiques évalués par le Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC), la température moyenne globale augmentera encore de 1,1 à 6,3°C d’ici 2100. L’historique qui a été fait du climat de la planète montre qu’au cours de ces 5.000 dernières années la Terre s’est refroidie de 0,80°C (en raison de la position de la Terre par rapport au Soleil, notamment son inclinaison). Alors que “nous devrions encore être aujourd’hui dans cette longue période de refroidissement, ce n’est pas le cas”, indique M. Marcott. En effet, la Terre a regagné ses 0,80°C au cours du siècle qui vient de s’écouler, en particulier dans l’hémisphère nord où il y a plus d’étendues de terre et une plus grande concentration de populations. “Le plus préoccupant, c’est que ce réchauffement sera nettement plus grand qu’à n’importe quelle période durant les 11.300 dernières années”, souligne de son côté Peter Clark, un paléoclimatologue à l’Oregon State University et coauteur de l’étude.Le 8 mars 2013 à 18:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Family thankful for Dr Rosies Farewell Service

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Providenciales, 06 Feb 2015 – By 12:15pm the entire State Funeral service for Hon Dr. Rosita Butterfield was over; well executed, touching, befitting and classy. At the Butterfield Mausoleum, Hon. Dr. Albray Butterfield Sr was very emotional, breaking down several times; there the Grandchildren as they tossed their red roses in with Dr. Rosie’s casket were visibly shaken by the farewell. We spoke to Albray Butterfield Jr. , her son.“I think it was a beautiful send-off and I think my mother is smiling today because I think she is very proud of the send-off that the People of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamian Government gave her. For that I say thank you to the Government, thank you to the Country, thank you to the People and thank you to the Bahamas Government and Thank you to the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Thank you.”Hundreds turned out to the service held at the down town ball park; we have posted nearly 90 photos of the event. Follow dee242649 on Instagram. Recommended for you Related Items:albray butterfield jr., Dr. Rosita Butterfield, farewell Recommendation for National Hero, Dr. Rosita named as idealcenter_img Letter to the Editor Calls for Dr. Rosie to be Named Nat’l Hero Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Humble beginnings remember for Hon. Dr Rosita Butterfieldlast_img read more