first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Brewster hauled off U23 pitch after just 15 minsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Rhian Brewster was hauled off the U23 pitch yesterday after just 15 minutes.The Mirror says Brewster was substituted after just 15 minutes of Liverpool under 23s clash with Derby in response to Divock Origi’s injury.Belgium international Origi was forced out of the first team’s lunchtime victory over Newcastle with an ankle issue.While Origi limped off in the 37th minute at Anfield, Neil Critchley had already named Brewster in his starting XI for the youth side on the other side of Liverpool for the 3pm kick off.A message was sent to Melwood soon after to take Brewster off as a precaution ahead of the Reds’ Champions League opener with Napoli on Tuesday.Origi will undergo a scan in the next few days, but while Jurgen Klopp waits for the results he is ready to promoted 19-year-old Brewster to the travelling squad to Italy. last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Foden won’t leave – not even for €500Mby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has made it clear that Phil Foden will not be sold.Guardiola says the midfielder will not be allowed to leave.”We did not accidentally sign a new contract with Foden,” he said. “He’s the only player who will not be sold under any circumstances – the only one. Not even for 500 million euros.”Phil is City. We will not sign anyone else for his position.” last_img read more

first_imgCoach Cal whispering something into Tyler Ulis' ear.LAWRENCE, KS – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Tyler Ulis #3 during the final minutes of overtime in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on January 30, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kentucky had little difficulty getting past Tennessee Tuesday night. After a close first half, the Wildcats (26-0, 13-0 SEC) blew by the Volunteers (14-11, 6-7 SEC) in the final 20 minutes, winning, 66-48. The blowout victory did not come without some physicality, though. Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Ulis appeared to take a hard shot to the face from a Tennessee guard in the first half. Check out this play: Did anyone see this except @BraxtonDsnyder? pic.twitter.com/BdzD94RdK0— Aaron’s Right Shoe (@AaronsRightShoe) February 18, 2015Was it a punch? A shove? Just incidental contact? It’s tough to tell. Whatever it was, it’s something you usually see a foul called for, and there was no whistle blown last night. [KSR]last_img read more

first_imgAvery johnsons smiles at alabama podium.avery johnson alabamaAvery Johnson turned in a pretty decent season in his first year as head coach of Alabama men’s basketball, leading the rebuilding Crimson Tide to an 18-15 record and an NIT berth. Johnson was previously a pretty successful NBA head coach, leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Finals in 2006, competing against great head coaches like the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich.After his first season in Tuscaloosa, Johnson thinks there are some pretty significant similarities between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Popovich, two of the great coaches ever in their respective sports. He discussed those similarities on ESPN’s Mike & Mike this morning. SEC Country transcribed the interview:“You look at Coach Saban, look at all the guys that are going in the first round this year,” Johnson told the show Monday morning. “Those guys, every single day — I’ve been on the practice field with those guys — Coach Saban gets after them really hard. But they listen, they take it and all of those guys are very competitive. Coach Saban and Coach Popovich, they have a lot in common.”…“They’re both about habits, and habits are formed in practice,” Johnson said. “When you look at what happens in the game, it’s a direct reflection on the discipline and details that their teams perform with in practice. Both guys are very, very competitive — I don’t think either of them wants to lose a game of checkers or chess — and they have a high level of expectation every single day with everything that they do.”At first glance, Saban and Popovich don’t seem that similar, but they definitely share a bunch of traits the more you think about it.[SEC Country]last_img read more

first_img Road crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for the first six months of the year.Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June.There were over 300 victims of stabbing and more than 200 persons with gunshot wounds.“All of these people go to accident and emergency – many of them operating theatres, many of them have to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is astronomical when you look at the cost of the category called trauma,” Dr. Tufton said.He noted that the University of the West Indies (UWI), years ago, mapped the cost to treat an individual that was involved in a motorcycle accident, which amounted to about $16 million.“When they went through all the areas of rehabilitation, the individual suffered head injuries and the (treatment) cost was somewhere in the region of $16 million. That is one individual (who underwent) CT scan, ICU and all other things associated with hospital stay in a situation where the incident could have been minimised,” he said.Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1.The workshop involved collaboration with the National Safety Council out of the United States.Meanwhile, providing an update on the new Road Traffic Act, Dr. Tufton assured that it will be passed in the Houses of Parliament “this year, for sure… as a lot of work has been done on it”.In July, Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry said the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel had been working on certain changes and the Bill would be sent to the Lower House thereafter.Among the features of the new Road Traffic Act are a restriction on handheld devices while driving and a requirement for drivers to have a licence in their possession while operating a vehicle.In her remarks, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, informed that there were 49 fewer road fatalities as of October 31 when compared to the same period last year.“This represents a 15 per cent decrease in road fatalities, which is pretty encouraging… . We are at 272 fatalities when compared to 321 last year,” Mrs. Fletcher said.She noted that pedestrians and motorcyclists comprise 58 per cent of the road fatalities, with pillion riders pushing the figure further above that amount.Mrs. Fletcher said that more focused effort is needed to reduce the figure, and is urging motorists and other road users to take responsibility for their actions and exercise courtesy on the roads.Held under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Leadership, Safety Training, Health and Environment, the workshop provided the latest information and best practices across the globe in relation to road and occupational safety. Story Highlights Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June. Road crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for the first six months of the year. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June. There were over 300 victims of stabbing and more than 200 persons with gunshot wounds. “All of these people go to accident and emergency – many of them operating theatres, many of them have to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is astronomical when you look at the cost of the category called trauma,” Dr. Tufton said. He noted that the University of the West Indies (UWI), years ago, mapped the cost to treat an individual that was involved in a motorcycle accident, which amounted to about $16 million. “When they went through all the areas of rehabilitation, the individual suffered head injuries and the (treatment) cost was somewhere in the region of $16 million. That is one individual (who underwent) CT scan, ICU and all other things associated with hospital stay in a situation where the incident could have been minimised,” he said. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1. The workshop involved collaboration with the National Safety Council out of the United States. Meanwhile, providing an update on the new Road Traffic Act, Dr. Tufton assured that it will be passed in the Houses of Parliament “this year, for sure… as a lot of work has been done on it”. (more) Road Crash…2 In July, Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry said the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel had been working on certain changes and the Bill would be sent to the Lower House thereafter. Among the features of the new Road Traffic Act are a restriction on handheld devices while driving and a requirement for drivers to have a licence in their possession while operating a vehicle. In her remarks, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, informed that there were 49 fewer road fatalities as of October 31 when compared to the same period last year. “This represents a 15 per cent decrease in road fatalities, which is pretty encouraging… . We are at 272 fatalities when compared to 321 last year,” Mrs. Fletcher said. She noted that pedestrians and motorcyclists comprise 58 per cent of the road fatalities, with pillion riders pushing the figure further above that amount. Mrs. Fletcher said that more focused effort is needed to reduce the figure, and is urging motorists and other road users to take responsibility for their actions and exercise courtesy on the roads. Held under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Leadership, Safety Training, Health and Environment, the workshop provided the latest information and best practices across the globe in relation to road and occupational safety. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1. last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $16.8 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Feb. 22 will grow to approximately $25 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

first_imgThe Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:BNS) TORONTO — Scotiabank has signed a deal to sell its pension and related insurance businesses in the Dominican Republic.The Canadian bank says it will sell Scotia Crecer AFP and Scotia Seguros to Grupo Rizek.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available, but Scotiabank says the transaction is not financially material to the bank.Grupo Rizek is a diversified business group in the Dominican Republic.The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.The sale follows an announcement last month by Scotiabank that it was selling its banking operations in nine Caribbean countries and its insurance operations in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

first_imgWATERTOWN, N.Y. — A survey of businesses in the Thousands Island region along the U.S.-Canada border say this past summer was a strong one for tourism.WWNY-TV in Watertown reports that the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council conducted the survey, and more than 150 businesses in the U.S. and Canada responded with positive feedback.Most reported that that business was booming throughout the summer season, with good weather, the ease of crossing the border and lower water levels along the St. Lawrence River were mentioned as factors.Heavy rains in the spring of 2017 raised water levels on Lake Ontario and the river, hurting many waterside businesses that rely on tourist traffic.More than half of the businesses that responded to the survey say they expect tourism will slightly increase over the next five years.The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa slammed half-centuries while Andre Russell continued his pyrotechnics with the bat as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a mammoth 218/4 against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday. Rana (63; 34b, 4×2; 6×7) fashioned his second successive fifty as Uthappa blossomed in his company with a well-timed unbeaten 67 (50b, 4×6, 6×2) before Russell virtually took the game away from Punjab with a 17-ball 48 (4×3, 6×5). The visitors could have checked KKR’s run flow when Mohammed Shami castled Russell when he was on 3, only to find the umpire calling it a no-ball as there were only three fielders inside the circle. Russell made the most of his second life by bludgeoning Andrew Tye for two sixes and two fours in the 18th over as the Australian leaked 22 runs. Russell, who smacked a 18-ball 49 in the last match, then hit Shami for three back-to-back sixes and a four in the next over, taking KKR past the 200-mark, before getting out in the last over off Tye. Russell and Uthappa joined hands for a 32-ball 67-run fourth wicket stand as KKR amassed 71 runs in the last five overs. KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, fresh from the “Mankading” row against Rajasthan Royals’ batsman Jos Buttler in the last game that sparked worldwide discussions, went for 47 runs in his four overs and was hit for five sixes — one every over — with Rana accounting for four of them. On Monday, the Kings XI Punjab captain was at the centre of the controversy as he ‘Mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals’ in-form batsman Jos Buttler, a perfectly legal dismissal but an act which triggered a debate concerning ‘Spirit of Cricket’. On Wednesday, Ashwin was at the receiving end of a harsh yet perfectly legal call by on-field umpire Anil Chaudhary. KKR’s last match hero Russell had walked in at the fall of Nitish Rana’s wicket and got a perfect yorker from Mohammed Shami off the last delivery of the 17th over. Russell was on his way back to the dug-out. However, to the horror of KXIP players, umpire Anil signalled no-ball and a free-hit. Ashwin was at his wits end thinking that Shami had overstepped only to find out that KXIP had one fielder short of the mandatory four inside the 30-yard circle. It was David Miller, who was not inside the circle. Meanwhile, Uthappa and Rana stitched together 110 runs for the third wicket after the home team lost their openers inside four overs. Rana took time to settle down, scoring just two runs off the first seven balls before hoisting Ashwin over long on for a maximum in the eighth over. The southpaw, who scored 68 in KKR’s opening game to help them beat Sunrisers Hyderabad, smashed Ashwin for another six in the same region as the purple brigade raced to 89/2 at the halfway stage. Rana and Uthappa also made merry in Mandeep Singh’s over, taking him for 18 runs before debutant Varun Chakravarthy got rid of the former. KKR were off to a blistering start thanks to Sunil Narine (24, 9b, 4×1, 6×3) — back to opening the batting after injuring his finger in the last game. Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 218/4 (Robin Uthappa 67, Nitish Rana 63, Andre Russell 48) vs Kings XI Punjab.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: The star campaigners of Congress including its president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Shatrughan Sinha will blaze campaign trail for party candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Delhi. The party has drawn up a list of 40 senior leaders including Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit for the campaigning that will pick up pace in the coming days, according to party leaders.”We have sought permission of high command for a major road show of Rahul Gandhi or Priyanka Vadra, before May 6,” said a senior Delhi Congress leader. The Congress plans to hold a series of road shows of Gandhi siblings and other prominent leaders, rather than organising a big public rally, party insiders said.last_img read more

first_imgBordeaux- French President has “pulverized the historical record of unpopularity for a president” says poll.According to a BVA poll for French magazine L’Express published on Monday, Francois Hollande’s approval rating fell to 26%, establishing a record of unpopularity for a president of the Fifth Republic.“Never in 32 years of statistics had a president fallen below 30% of approval,” says Gaël Sliman, Deputy Director General of the rating institute. Hollande is, however, not the only one to have lost the population’s support. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s popularity is also very low. 18 months after Hollande’s election, the popular French mood regarding both men only increased ephemerally after the beginning of the operation in Mali last January.Only 14% of respondents believed that the policies pursued by the tandem of the executive is “effective”, while 84% thought the opposite. Only socialist sympathizers still support the President, 75% of them have a good opinion of his actions. 97% of the opposition’s followers, however, disapprove of his role. According to the rating institute, this disgrace is in part due to the “Leonarda case” and the controversy surrounding the televised speech the Head of State gave on the subject. He had offered the young Roma schoolgirl, who was deported to Kosovo with her family, the possibility to come back to France, but by herself. The Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, seems to be the only one not to suffer from the unpopularity of the executive. He continues to lead, with 58% of approval rating.The harshest blow to the majority is the Front National’s popularity. Indeed, the far right party is taking advantage of the President’s fall, scoring its highest popularity ever with 30%. Employment remains the priority for respondents, but taxation and immigration increased dramatically.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#BeachesReopensforbusiness, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 19, 2017 – Providenciales – Thousands of employees returned to work last Thursday when Beaches Resort TCI reopened 14 weeks after a devastating encounter with September’s Hurricane Irma.    Also significant, the resort – a six diamond family all-inclusive – recorded having some 800 guests on opening day with figures steadily climbing and an expected 3,000 guests booked by New Year’s Day.In a luncheon designed to share the story of what it took to get the 770 room resort, set on 75 acres on Grace Bay re-opened with stakeholders and country leaders, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon Butch Stewart said the rebuilding will amount to $50m.“I want to thank the government and the Premier, and of course our Prime Minister, I can’t bring him all this way without him saying a few words.  Once again I’d like to thank you, I’d like to thank you very much.”To make it happen was an incredible feat shared by the Chairman who praised his team which included staffers in the Turks and Caicos and specialists from around the Caribbean.   There were 18 hour days, special engineers, 79 containers of supplies, over 3,000 purchase orders went out, over a dozen chartered flights came in and $3.75m was spent on landscaping alone.Turks and Caicos Governor Dr. John Freeman and Deputy Governor, Anya Williams were among the leaders at the Chairman’s Appreciation Luncheon held Friday at the Key West Village; but also included in the list of government dignitaries was a group from Stewart’s home country of Jamaica, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.“We’re a very diverse region, and we are open for business, the Caribbean remains open for business even if some of our islands were affected, but it is important to make the point here that even where islands have been affected, the Caribbean has the very deep capacity in terms of the skills, the requisite management capabilities to very quickly get back on track and reopen our facilities to provide the excellent service that we do to our visitors.   And what has happened here with Butch’s leadership and the support and hard work of  the team, is that we are opened for business.”#MagneticMediaNews#BeachesReopensforbusinesslast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-based Merrimack Valley A Cappella, a 45-member award-winning all-femaile a cappella chorus, is hosting a Young Women Singers Workshop this summer.Young women (ages 13-19) from Wilmington and surrounding communities are invited to participate. They’ll learn how to sing “Roar” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” while receiving free vocal production coaching. Sheet music and and audio learning media will be provided.Workshops will take place on Thursday evenings —  June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 18 — from 7pm to 9pm at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue). July 18 will include a performance for family and friends.RSVP to info@merrimackvalleychorus by May 30. A $15 deposit is required for learning materials. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of the workshop. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMerrimack Valley A Cappella To Perform At Wilmington Farmers Market On July 21In “Community”Wilmington-Based Merrimack Valley Chorus Is Looking For New MembersIn “Community”Wilmington’s Merrimack Valley Chorus Seeking New MembersIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) director general William Lacy Swing has called upon all for redoubling efforts to ensure that support for victims of trafficking becomes a key pillar in their work, reports UNB.”We must redouble our efforts to ensure that support for victims of trafficking becomes a key pillar in our work,” he said in an op-ed marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons that falls on today, Monday.Swing said businesses should also ensure they have established feedback loops so that they can continually improve reporting mechanisms, protection for whistle-blowers, and prevention of further harm.”More and more companies are coming together to address the risks they face in supply chains, but remediation for victims of trafficking remains a new area of work for the private sector,” he wrote in the article titled “With Public and Private Sectors at Odds, Traffickers Win. Let’s work together to protect its victims.”Terming positive trends encouraging, he said much more needs to be done. “Today, I will focus on a key challenge, which I see as the next frontier in supply chain engagement: mobilizing the private sector to ensure that migrants who have been wronged receive the remedy and justice they deserve.”Beyond strengthening their due diligence, he said, companies can and must take responsibility for harm perpetrated against their workers and ensure that all possible steps are taken to assist victims of trafficking in their recovery – which they can do by working closely with governments, civil society organizations, international organizations, and the victims themselves.Swing said states bear the primary responsibility to address human trafficking and protect trafficked victims. “By establishing stronger connections between private sector and public efforts to help victims of trafficking, together we can do the work of rebuilding broken lives.”Earlier this year IOM, the UN Migration Agency, launched a set of practical guidelines for companies to address this challenge. In line with the United Nations’ “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” Framework, IOM’s Remediation Guidelines describe the many avenues that businesses can take to offer remediation to victims of exploitation, in partnership with local state and non-State actors.These routes include facilitating access to victim services and support systems such as medical or psychosocial care; relocating victims to new job environments; offering voluntary return to countries of origin; support for recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration where possible, said the IOM chief.”But as we mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we are also reminded, sadly, that migrants are too often exposed to disproportionate risks of exploitation and abuse when looking for better employment opportunities away from home,” Swing said.Every year, millions of migrants are trafficked within and across borders and find themselves trapped in forced labour.In some cases, men and women are coerced by force into work, enduring violence, threats or psychological manipulation.Often they find themselves indebted via unfair recruitment processes or employment conditions, all the while facing enormous pressures from their families and communities who may have gone into debt themselves, just to start their job search.Other forms of exploitation only slightly more benign;-having to toil under dangerous conditions, settling for menial wages, facing hidden deductions and unreasonable restrictions during both work and non-work hours.”These abuses, too, harm migrants and violate their rights,” Swing said adding that these types of abuse can occur all along an industry’s supply chain and can be easily concealed among layers of sub-contractors.He said trafficking in persons exists today in every country and every economic sector. “Whether the business is coffee, clothing or construction, this much is clear: no workplace or community is immune to human trafficking.””We must all insist that supply chains are free from human trafficking and other forms of exploitation,” Swing said.He said they are already seeing signs of change and a growing number of companies are taking action in their supply chains; more governments are developing new policies and regulatory mechanisms for greater business accountability.”Civil society also plays a critical role in advocating for migrants’ rights and ensuring they have access to the protection and assistance services they need,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgThe attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish press reports said.There had been confusion over the identity of the attacker—who remains on the run—with reports initially suggesting a Kyrgyz national and then a Uighur from China.But intelligence services and anti-terror police in Istanbul have now identified the man as a 34-year-old Uzbek who is part of a Central Asian IS cell, the Hurriyet daily and other Turkish newspapers reported.It said he has the code name of Ebu Muhammed Horasani within the IS extremist group. There was no official confirmation of the report.The killer slipped into the night after killing 27 foreigners and 12 Turkish nationals at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul just 75 minutes into 2017.Despite an intense manhunt, he remains on the run, with some reports saying that he is still believed to be in Istanbul.Turkish police had last week released images of the alleged killer, including a chilling silent video he purportedly took in central Istanbul with a selfie stick.Uzbekistan clamped down on militant Islam after the fall of the Soviet Union under the secular rule of its long-standing leader Islam Karimov who died in 2016.IS militants from Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, as well as from Russia’s Muslim regions of Dagestan and Chechnya are believed to have played a key role in the triple suicide bombings and gun attack at Istanbul’s main airport in June.The IS extremist group claimed the Istanbul nightclub attack, the first time it has ever clearly claimed a major attack in the country despite being blamed for several strikes including the airport bombings.last_img read more

first_img Share The Latest on stabbings in Finland (all times local):Several Stabbed In Finland, One Apprehended- Says Police https://t.co/Z7xQx3avVp pic.twitter.com/GTnthOeRYX— NEWS IN-DEPTH (@RcmcMedia) August 18, 20177:20 p.m.Finland’s interior minister says security is being stepped up across the Nordic country after stabbings that killed at least two people in a western city.Paula Risikko made the announcement during a news conference in Turku, where the stabbings happened.Police say that a suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot him in the thigh.Turku is about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of the capital, Helsinki.___7:15 p.m.Police in Finland say that two people have been killed and six others wounded in stabbings in the western city of Turku.Police say that a suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot him.Turku is about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of the capital, Helsinki.___7 p.m.Finland’s main news agency says one person has died in the stabbings in the western city of Turku.The STT agency cited the hospital where the victim died.Finland’s top police chief Seppo Kolehmainen said it was too early to link the events in Turku to international terrorism, according to the YLE broadcaster.Kolehmainen said it was “nothing is known about the motives … or what precisely has happened in Turku.”Police earlier said officers shot a man in the leg and detained him after the stabbings. Police also say they are looking for more potential suspects.___6:35 p.m.Police in Finland say they are looking for more potential suspects in the stabbing of several people in the western city of Turku.Police made the announcement on Twitter, also warning people to leave and avoid central Turku. Earlier, police said they shot one man in the leg who was suspected of stabbing several people.Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.___6:10 p.m.Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku.Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.last_img read more

first_imgSpace City FilmsAn astronaut on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /09:36 X center_img Share Space City FilmsWhen you think about the dangers of a spacewalk, accidentally floating away from your ship or running out of air might come to mind — but not drowning.But that’s what almost happened to an astronaut on a spacewalk in 2013.A new documentary details what went wrong. It’s called EVA 23. EVA stands for extravehicular activity, NASA lingo for a spacewalk.It was July 2013, and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano were doing some pretty routine work outside the International Space Station.But things took a turn when Parmitano experienced something unusual: he felt water on the back of his neck.The incident wasn’t cause for panic. Perhaps the pouch containing his drinking water had leaked as they believed it had on a previous spacewalk.But, as time passed, more water began filling Parmitano’s helmet to the point where his eyes and nose were covered — only his mouth remained unobstructed so he could breathe.Space City FilmsItalian astronaut Luca Parmitano demonstrates how water behaves in zero gravity.Eventually the decision was made to end the EVA and return the station. But as he worked his way back in the darkness of space the water began moving as he moved, creating the fear he wouldn’t get back to the airlock before his helmet was completely filled.Space City FilmsNASA astronaut Chris Cassidy describes the problem that occurred with his colleague’s spacesuit, as documented in the film EVA 23.The story of what went wrong and how Parmitano survived with the help of Cassidy and his ISS crew mates makes for a harrowing reminder of the inherent dangers of space exploration.In the audio above, the film’s directors Phil Sexton and Austin Havican of the Clear Lake-based production company Space City Films tell Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty the story of EVA 23.The documentary is screening now at both the Kennedy Space Center and Space Center Houston.– / 8 Listenlast_img read more

first_imgChildhood emotional experiences of individuals can have long lasting consequences in adulthood while they perform a task, a study revealed. In a the study published in the online journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the researchers stated that emotional bond shared with parents in early childhood generates our ability to regulate emotions as adults.“But not everyone’s actions are impacted by emotions to the same extent. Some of us had emotionally responsive caregivers or parents in childhood, while others didn’t,” said Christine Heinisch, researcher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAccording to the attachment theory in Psychology, childhood experiences influences the ability to regulate emotions as adults. “We expected those having problems with emotional regulation to make more errors in performing a task – and one significant variable influencing this is our attachment experience,” Heinisch added. To test this theory, they conducted a study on adults with different childhood experiences and performed a task of identifying a target letter from among a series of flashing letters.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis task was administered under conditions that evoked a positive, neutral or negative emotional state. The researchers then assessed task performance and analysed electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings of brain function in their subjects.Subjects who did not have emotionally responsive caregivers in childhood (insecure-attached) had more trouble performing under emotionally negative conditions than the others (secure-attached). They also had lower brain activity in response to the target letter under negative conditions than secure-attached subjects. The lower task performance correlated with inefficient strategies for emotional regulation seen in insecure-attached adults. This could mean that a greater share of cognitive resources was allocated for regulating emotions, and consequently, less was available for performing the task.last_img read more

first_img Categories: Cox News,News The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Laura Cox designed to reduce the number of child injuries in vehicle accidents by updating the guidelines for child booster seats and car seats.Cox, of Livonia, said her bill will help protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. The legislation updates Michigan’s child passenger safety laws based on the most recent recommendations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups dedicated to child safety.“As technology advances and introduces better child car safety devices, the child safety standards also must be updated,” Cox said. “This legislation helps parents and law enforcement become better educated on updated recommendations to keep our children safe during travel.“The current criteria is outdated, and suggests a type of child safety seat based solely on a child’s age,” Cox said. “New standards also take into account a child’s weight, a factor which has been proven to be of the utmost importance in selecting a car seat.”Changes to the current law include:Children under 2 or who weigh less than 30 pounds must be in a rear-facing seat;Children ages 2 to 5, or who weigh 30 pounds to 50 pounds, may be in a front-facing car safety seat;Children between ages 5 and 8, or who weigh 50 pounds or over or are 57 inches tall may use a booster seat.From age 8 and up, children must be restrained by a seat belt.The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.#####The bill is House Bill 4951. 17Jan Senate committee approves Rep. Cox’s child safety billcenter_img Legislation helps keep kids safe while travelinglast_img read more