Allen Investment in Cell Biology on the Horizon?

first_imgMicrosoft co-founder and philanthropic billionaire Paul Allen appears to have his sights on a new project focused on cell biology. At a 26 September symposium celebrating the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s 10th year, Allen called understanding cell biology “another holy grail” and admitted he was interested in developing a devoted institute, according to a Puget Sound Business Journal report. And in a recent interview with NBC News, Allen said he believes “it’s the right time to start a big initiative in cell biology.”ScienceInsider could not reach Allen for comment. But “Paul is certainly interested in it, and I think he confirmed it at our 10th anniversary,” says brain institute CEO Allan Jones. “But beyond that, it’s sort of still in the planning stages.”Computational biologist Sean Eddy of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, says he took part in a meeting of about 15 Allen Institute representatives and scientists in August to discuss the future of biology research, but that there was no mention of developing an institute. “We were talking about grandiose things,” Eddy says. “I got the feeling that he hadn’t really decided what the form of it would be,” he says of Allen’s possible investment. One central topic of discussion: whether the field of biology is best advanced by collecting massive data sets or by fostering small lab groups “doing experiments with their own hands, trying to find the sort of heart of something.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Whether any new project would match the scale of the brain institute—launched with Allen’s $100 million investment, to which he added another $300 million last year—is yet to be seen.last_img read more

Andy Murray upbeat after hip surgery, hopes to play again

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end The three-time Grand Slam champion says “I don’t feel any pressure to come back. If it allows me to play that’s brilliant.”After an emotional Australian Open exit in January, Murray had an operation to repair his damaged right hip with a metal implant. The 32-year-old Murray says he is now without pain for the first time in 18 months but cannot do “any high-impact movement.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMurray, who has two daughters, says “having the surgery was to improve all the day-to-day things and my quality of life.” P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Britain’s Andy Murray poses during the Castore partnership announcement at the Queen’s Club, in London, Wednesday March 6, 2019. Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won’t play at Wimbledon. Murray told the BBC in an interview he wants to continue playing but the surgeons “couldn’t give me any guarantees.” (Steven Paston/PA via AP)LONDON, England—Andy Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won’t play at Wimbledon.Murray tells the BBC in an interview he wants to continue playing but the surgeons “couldn’t give me any guarantees.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid facing tough reality check Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy video confirms dual cameras on both front and back

first_imgJust the other day press renders of Samsung Galaxy C10 was leaked, which is rumoured to be announced later this year. Alongside C10, Samsung is also working on the successor of the ‘fiery’ Note 7, dubbed Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone maker is tipped to announce the device in the months to come. Ahead of the launch, Note 8 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours which are making rounds on the web for quite a while now. Amidst all of that, now a dummy unit of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has surfaced online which reveals complete design details of both front and back panel of the device.The dummy unit shows the phablet from all angles. It shows the coming of dual cameras at both front and rear side. To recall, a previous leak by a popular tipster Eldar Multazin confirmed dual camera long ago, however, what’s noteworthy this time is the dual optics set up at the front. Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 8 leak also suggests that the twin rear cameras will come packed with dual-LED flash as well. Not only will that, under the dual rear cameras module there will be a heart rate sensor.Also Read: Is this the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera?Alongside the leaked dummy unit, three images of the purported Galaxy Note 8 are also leaked. One of the three leaked images of the upcoming Note 8 will feature a massive 6.3-inch display screen. Further the phablet will reportedly support Quad HD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and will come in Coral Blue colour. Renders further suggest that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will come with a dual-edge curved screen which is said to offer an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Note 8 is going to be the first ever device with 4K resolution.advertisementOther images of the purported Galaxy Note 8 show that the top bezel of the phablet will house a front camera and an iris scanner. While on the left edge of the device will be two separate volume keys, and on the right edge will be the power button. Rumours suggest that the Samsung will bring an exclusive Bixby AI button right under the volume keys. Note 8 will also come packed with S-Pen stylus.Rumours also reveal that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet will come in two variants, one with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835, while the other variant is expected to come with Exynos 9810 processor. Further, the device is tipped to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. If the rumours are to be believed, Note 8 is expected to be announced sometime around August or September this year.Also Read: Samsung Note 8 project said to be code-named BaikalNote 8 have been subjected to several leaks and rumours, wherein one suggests that the device will feature a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS dual camera and a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS. While other leaks tip that Note 8 will support 3X optical zoom, come with dual 6P lenses, and support dual OIS. Another leak reveals that the upcoming Note 8 will pretty much look like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to sport much slimmer bezels when compared to the Note 7 and is expected to recover the loss the company faced after Note 7 fiasco. Furthermore, other reports making rounds on the web shows that the upcoming Note 8 is going to be a top-notch phablet offered by the company.Other speculations show that Samsung may unveil the Galaxy Note 8 is various models, which will vary in pricing as well. This is to attract consumers looking for both high and mid-range phablets. Samsung Electronics is yet to confirm the device still. No details about the approx price tag and launch date as of yet.last_img read more

Moto Z2 Force images leak, shows dual cameras, LED flash, Moto Mods support and more

first_imgMotorola recently launched two new mid-ranged smartphones called the Moto C and Moto C Plus. The company is reportedly working on a few more devices — Moto Z2, Z2 Play, and Z2 Force. Reports are such that Motorola may announce these devices later in the year. Ahead of the official launch, all the three Z series phones have been subjected to several leaks and rumours, which already gives us an almost complete glimpse of the smartphones. Last day, image renders of the Moto Z2 was leaked and it did reveal a few new information about the upcoming phone. Now, images of the Moto Z2 Force are leaked, which shows the similar design detail, like that of the Z2 Play. This was first reported by Android Authority. Well, this is probably not the first time that we have come across Moto Z2 Force renders. Images of the upcoming phone have been leaked earlier as well. With that, we can say that the newly leaked images don’t reveal any new information about the upcoming Moto Z2 Force, and only confirms the previous ones. The leak shows that the to-be-announced Moto Z2 Force will boast the similar design elements like the Moto Z2 Play. The previous leaks also suggested something similar, which notes that Moto Z2 Play and Z2 Force will look alike, however, Moto Z2 will be a little different in terms of both design and specs.Also Read: Moto Z2 image leaked, shows fingerprint scanner & dual LED flashAs far as the leaked images of the upcoming Moto Z2 Force, the device will also come with Moto Mods support. Furthermore, the Motorola phone is also expected to come with a dual-camera setup at the rear panel. Although the Z2 Play and Z2 Force boast the similar design element, on the camera front, both the devices vary quite a bit. As mentioned, Moto Z2 Force will flaunt dual cameras at the rear, while Moto Z2 Play will reportedly come packed with a single camera module.advertisementThe press renders further highlights that the Moto Z2 Force will feature dual-LED flash on the front panel, again, like the Moto Z2 Play. However, the placement of the LED flash on both the devices will be different. On the Moto Z2 Force, the flash will be placed at the right side of the selfie snapper, while on Z2 Play LED flash will reportedly sit on the left of the front camera.Moving ahead, the leaked images of the Moto Z2 Force reveals that the device will feature a Moto ‘batwing’ logo right above the home button of the device. However, if the rumours are to be believed, no Moto ‘batwing’ logo will be seen on the Moto Z2 Play. This is all the new leaked images of the Z2 Force reveal. To recall the previous leaks, the upcoming Moto Z2 Force is expected to sport a ShatterShield screen, basically unbreakable display, and will also come packed with Gigabit LTE support. It should be noted that Gigabit LTE is currently supported only by Snapdragon 835 SoC, this almost confirms that the Z2 Force might come with the latest processor by Qualcomm. Pricing wise, all three Z2 phones are going to be heavily expensive as compared to the other Moto phones that the smartphone manufacturer is working on at the moment, which are – Moto E4. E4 Plus, and Moto X. Even the recently launched Moto C and C Plus fall under the budget phone category.last_img read more

South American flair meets European prowess as Kolkata gears up for biggest game of FIFA U-17 World Cup

first_imgInsuppressible happiness reflected on England coach Steve Cooper’s face as he settled down for the pre-match press conference here on Wednesday.With a grin as big as the football field, Cooper’s delight to the semi-final against Brazil in the FIFA U-17 World Cup today being shifted to Kolkata was evident the very first minute.”Well, I didn’t think it would be this early. When we told the boys we are heading back to Kolkata, they were excited to be back. Good to have so many familiar faces. It’s kind of an advantage for us, but nevertheless it will be a positive experience if we win in our fifth game here,” said Cooper.Having played all three of their group stage games and a round of 16 fixture against Japan here at the iconic Salt Lake stadium, England enter as a confident bunch of youngsters in contrast to their South American counterparts, who, by no means, should be taken lightly.The last-minute shift of venue from Guwahati, owing to poor pitch conditions, may have disrupted a bunch of spectators but from competition point of view, no other stadium could have done justice to this continental clash.In less than a day of the reshuffle, the tickets were sold out in no time whereas flock in hundreds fought tooth and nail at the ticket counter outside the stadium last night, hoping to witness this cracker of a match.”When we reached Guwahati, we were told about the pitch conditions and that the match was rescheduled to Kolkata. To be honest, we couldn’t be happier. I would prefer playing here, we played Germany (in quarter-finals) and it was a good game. We were also delighted by the support fans here showed for us and we expect the same for our next match,” said Brazil head Carlos Amadeu.advertisementOn paper, the match looks a balanced affair.Where England boasts of an attacking prowess in Jadon Sancho and Angel Gomes, the Brazilian side has an equal competition in Lincoln and Paulinho. The duo shares nine goals between them so far in the tournament.However, what comes as a slight advantage for the Samba Boys is their defence. The team has only conceded two goals in the tournament, with comprehensive wins against two European teams – Spain and Germany, not to be forgotten.As midfielder Victor Bobsin rightly points out, the team has handled the pressure well and the organised defensive play has worked well for Brazil.”We have been affective in defence. We have played an organised game and I am happy we pulled off some good results. I expect a difficult game against England and expect their attackers to be strong and aggressive in their approach,” said the defensive midfielder.For the England boss, though, plans to crack open the defense wall are already put in place.”I think it’s going to be a magnificent game. It will be the biggest game for all of us and we would like to leave our mark. We are aware of the threat Brazil possesses and how strong they are at the back. We have plans for that and I am quite confident the boys are up for the task,” he said.Be it Brazil or England to book a berth in the final reckoning couple of days from now, fans here can be sure of some exquisite skills on display in this football-crazy city.last_img read more

Jets Release Backup QB Simms

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have released quarterback Matt Simms, who backed up starter Geno Smith the past two seasons.Simms became expendable when the Jets drafted Baylor’s Bryce Petty in the fourth round earlier this month. With Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick ahead of him and the team high on Petty, Simms was a long shot to make the roster this season.The son of former Giants star Phil Simms is 19-of-39 for 195 yards and a touchdown and one interception in four NFL games, with no starts.He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2012 and was one of the Jets’ final cuts that summer, but was signed to a reserve/future deal that December. Simms made the active roster the past two seasons.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Perth Test: Mohammed Shami sets new Indian record after taking 6 for 56 vs Australia

first_imgMohammed Shami now holds the record of most wickets in a calendar year by an Indian pacer after taking his 44th wicket after lunch on Day 4 of the Perth Test on Monday. In 11 matches in 2018, out of which 10 have been away from home, Shami has struck 44 times for India, which included two five-wicket hauls. Shami is also leading wicket-taker among pacers in away Tests this year. India are currently on their third overseas tour of the year and Shami has played each Test match in all of them. He played three Tests in South Africa, five in England and two so far in Australia.On Monday, Mohammed Shami recorded his best-ever Test bowling figures as he wrecked on the Australian batting line-up after lunch in Perth. His figures of 6 for 56 topped his previous best of 5 for 28 that he achieved earlier in the year against South Africa in Johannesburg.Shami’s sixth victim was Nathan Lyon, who was caught out right after a Shami delivery hit him hard at the helmet. After recovering from the helmet blow, Lyon tried to move his body away and hit another pitched-up delivery from Shami but it went straight into the hands of Hanuma Vihari at deep point.India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 4: LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCOREShami registered his fourth five-wicket haul in his 37-match long Test career and led to a collapse of Australia’s batting line-up after lunch. This is Shami’s second five-wicket haul against Australia — the previous being back on January 6, 2015 in Sydney.advertisementThe last time Shami had a 5-wicket haul against Australia, he ended with figures of 5/112 and took the wickets of Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Shaun Marsh, Joe Burns and Ryan Harris. In the second innings of the Perth Test, he picked the wickets of Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head and Tim Paine.6 wickets for Shami. His career best figures. 3 for Bumrah and 1 for Ishant. Australia 243. India require 287 to win #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/JPTmqtzguYBCCI (@BCCI) December 17, 2018In his entire career so far, Shami had record four 5-wicket hauls and his maiden came against the Windies in Kolkata on November 6, 2013.Shami had picked 31 wickets after his first 8 Test matches and is fourth in the list of most wickets by an Indian pacer after 8 Tests.Jasprit Bumrah leads the list with 39 while Venkatesh Prasad (37) and S Sreesanth (37) complete the top 3.Ahead of the lunch as well, even though India could not take any wickets, there was plenty of drama as India captain Virat Kohli and Australian skipper Tim Paine had a bit of altercation due to which umpire Chris Gaffney had to intervene and remind the two players that “You guys are the captains”.In the morning session, the Indian fast bowlers put in a spirited effort but were unable to get a breakthrough as Australia reached 190 for 4 at lunch in their second innings, 233 runs ahead of the visitors, with Khawaja 67 not out and skipper Paine unbeaten on 37.Australia, desperate to level the series after narrowly losing the Adelaide opener, blunted India’s pace attack on the grassy Perth Stadium wicket during the pivotal morning session.India’s quicks were unable to exploit the pitch’s variable bounce and lacked the energy mustered during an explosive final session on day three.Australia resumed the day at 132-4 with a lead of 175 runs over India’s first innings tally of 283 and dominated the first session to take control of a fluctuating match.With only a smattering of spectators in the 60,000-seat stadium, Australia’s watchful batsmen made a sedate start in the face of accurate Indian bowling and scored just 19 runs in the first hour.Paine and Khawaja tempered their aggression, preferring to rotate the strike through sharp singles to frustrate an Indian side desperate for wickets.However, it was a completely different story in the second session with Shami absolutely running through the batting order and Australia ended their second innings at 243 all out, with a lead of 286 runs.Also Read | Not really concerned how Virat Kohli conducts himself on the field: Nathan LyonAlso Read | Perth Test: Virat Kohli’s energy is infectious, says Jasprit Bumrah after enthralling Day 3Also See:last_img read more

MS Dhoni after CSK upstage KXIP: Had to get Universe Boss Chris Gayle out early

first_imgMS Dhoni’s late surge had given Chennai Super Kings a competitive 160 against Kings XI Punjab on a difficult batting pitch at the Chepauk but the defending champions still had the Chris Gayle factor to think about. On Saturday after Dhoni finished strong with the bat, Harbhajan Singh, one of his most trusted bowlers over the years, did the job. | CSK vs KXIP – Match report |In his first over of the game, Harbhajan Singh lured Chris Gayle into a big drive and had him caught behind by MS Dhoni. In the same over, Harbhajan struck again to snare the dangerous Mayank Agarwal and even though KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan added 110 for the third wicket, MS Dhoni’s off-spinner had taken out two key batsmen to give CSK an upper hand.KL Rahul and Sarfaraz struggled in the middle overs and added only 24 runs in a 5-over period even after they were well set.MS Dhoni, who has seen some sterling Chris Gayle knocks in his time, knew the wicket of the Universe Boss would be the deciding factor. For if Gayle got going, 161 would not have looked like a big challenge – no matter how tricky the pitch was to bat on.”We had to get Universe Boss out. Because with 160 or even 200 on the board, if Chris Gayle gets going, I don’t think you can really stop him,” MS Dhoni told the broadcasters after the match. “I think it was important for us to get a few wickets in the first six overs and not leak a lot of runs and Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh) gave us that breakthrough. Otherwise, 160 is not much if Chris Gayle gets going.”advertisementThe metal in the deserved hands of Bhajju pa! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #CSKvKXIP pic.twitter.com/ta0NejQUf0Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 6, 2019MS Dhoni also knew his best bet against Chris Gayle as an off-spinner. And Harbhajan Singh was a great option to try against one of the fiercest hitters of the cricket ball in world cricket.”The only thing that can save you from Chris Gayle is an off-spinner, especially if it’s turning a bit. Other than that, you need somebody who could swing the ball.”I felt Bhajji was really needed there and I felt over the years only the off-spinners have put some pressure on Chris Gayle. Other than that, even if you bowl very quick it really does not matter to him. If you can swing the ball at 128-130 kmph.. he gives you more respect than if bowl very quick,” Dhoni said.MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli were not too impressed with the Chennai pitch after the opening game of the 2019 IPL. On Saturday, Dhoni said the pitch was tougher to bat on in the first innings but it got fractionally better in the second innings.”I think the first innings was even tougher (for batting) and as the game progressed and we got into the second half, the pitch slowly got slightly better to bat on. But still it was tough.. it was not a placid wicket where you can just feet there and just hit or swing the bat. I felt it needed a bit of work and the spinners bowled very well for us.”We just had two fast bowlers which meant we had to give them a few runs in the last two or three overs and that responsibility was with the spinners and we were able to accumulate a lot of runs for the fast bowlers,” Dhoni said.Also Read | CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Umpire talks to MS Dhoni after Ambati Rayudu backs up too farAlso See:last_img read more

Sex, respect and a big mistake: who gave these quotes this season?

first_img“I have had enough. At the minute, how I’ve programmed myself now, I just think that I’ve got five or six more years left in football and I just can’t wait to see the back of it, seeing how things are done in the game at the minute” Football Danny Rose Frustrated at the lack of action against racism in the game, Rose said he was done with football in April. “It’s 10 past 10, most of the children are in bed … these boys are fucking mentality giants – it’s unbelievable. If you have to fine me, fine me. I’m not native so I don’t have better words for it.” Graeme Souness Jamie Carragher The former Liverpool defender caused some spittle-flecked fury when he greeted Salah’s late winner over Tottenham in March. Jamie Vardy Share via Email Brendan Rodgers Respectable That’s an impressive score Daniel Farke Jamie Carragher Marcelo Bielsa The Leeds manager struggled with the pronunciation of opponents Ipswich, before throwing in the towel. “It was the right decision. He made a big mistake and paid with the club, so then he had to pay with the team … When you are young, you can make mistakes. The most important thing is that you need to understand very well, after every mistake. So now, for me, the issue is closed” Glenn Murray Ole Gunnar Solskjær Alan Shearer Share via Email Jürgen Klopp Oh dear You were brilliant but just missed out – like Liverpool Jürgen Klopp A respectable score Mauricio Pochettino Zinedine Zidane Jurgen Klopp Oh dear “We scored a perfectly good goal to make it 2-0 and the game is done and dusted. We won the game, but the officials cost us two points today … You go on about VAR this and VAR that, help the officials out. Clearly they need help. We play in the Premier League, the best league in the world, the most watched league in the world. So give them all the help they need because clearly they cost us two points today. It’s a joke” Challenge your friends John Aldridge José Mourinho Mourinho reacted in measured fashion after Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat to Tottenham, pointing out that – at that stage – he had won more Premier League titles than the other managers in the division combined. Share on Facebook “Mo Salah, you little dancer!” Mauricio Pochettino Share on Facebook Champions League Gary Neville After Manchester United produced a glorious comeback to beat PSG in the Champions League, Gary got a bit carried away about Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s abilities. Paul Pogba Submit answers “Ips … Isspw … Isspitch … Isswitch … OK, I give up”center_img Oh dear José Mourinho Jürgen Klopp Following Liverpool’s comeback win over Barcelona in the Champions League, Klopp pulled out the f-bomb. You got… Who said: “Three for me and two for them, two. So respect man, respect, respect, respect”? Pep Guardiola Steve McClaren “I prefer the sex … by far” Álvaro Morata Gary Neville Roy Keane Roy is not a big fan of Paul Pogba, it seems. José Mourinho Maurizio Sarri After Kepa Arrizabalaga declined to be substituted in the League Cup final, the Chelsea manager laid down the law. That’s a very impressive score That’s a very impressive score Charlie Austin The Southampton forward went on a slightly squeaky rant after his side had a goal disallowed against Watford in November. Neil Warnock Gary Lineker “I wouldn’t believe a word he says. I don’t believe he does. The guy is a talented boy, but the number of times I’ve seen him in games not running back. He’s a big problem for United. And my eyes don’t lie to me.” Share on Pinterest Unai Emery You’ve almost done too well there Aitor Karanka Share on Twitter Pep Guardiola When it was put to him that Dani Alves said his coaching was “better than sex”, Guardiola outlined his priorities. Premier League Roy Hodgson “I’ve got three very questions for you: How long you would you like on your contract? What would your salary be? And where would you like the statue?” Topics Mauricio Pochettino features Graeme Sounness Share on Twitter Raheem Sterling Oh dear Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Help Protect The Planet with Some of the Best Environmental Charities

first_img What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable The Rainforest Alliance works to protect forests and animals, recognizing that people aren’t destroying them just for fun. 1.6 billion people depend on forests for income, which is why the Rainforest Alliance helps communities form sustainable economies that protect the forests. Among other things, they’ve taught sustainable logging and helped people refocus on non-timber based industries like Brazil nuts. The Alliance helps farmers learn how to better manage land so that we don’t add to the 69 mammal species and 400 other vertebrates that have gone extinct in the past century.They take a holistic approach to protecting the Amazon, recognizing the need for economic dependence on the land, but finding ways to protect ecological integrity and pocketbooks. Charity Watch gives these guys an A-.Animals: Animal Welfare InstituteWe’re kind of the shittiest roommates ever as far as animals are concerned: we hunt them, eat them, cage them, experiment on them… It can sometimes feel like this is our planet and they’re all just living on it, but animals are way cooler than us. Sure, we developed Netflix and went to the moon–awesome stuff–but the Peacock Mantis Shrimp throws a 55 mph punch that’s faster than a .22-caliber bullet, the Axolotl can regenerate limbs, and cheetahs, those classy cats, are weirdly into Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men.”Image Courtesy of the Animal Welfare InstituteAnimal Welfare Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of all animals, whether they’re in the wild, the lab, the farm, or the home. They started in 1951 with a focus on alleviating the suffering of animals used in experiments and have since widened their scope all the way to factory farming. Animal Welfare Institute helps to promote non-animal testing options, they are often at trade meetings to protect wild species, work to protect animal environments and fight legal cases for animal welfare. According to Charity Watch, this is an A+ organization.The Planet: World Resources InstituteIf your charitable focus is on the world as a whole, the World Resources Institute (WRI) might be for you. This is a research institute within 50 countries comprising of 450 experts who look at ways we can collectively use resources in smarter ways and solutions that protect the Earth. They look at how climate, energy, food, forests, water, cities, and transportation all intersect and inform each other.There’s really not an issue facing the world that the WRI doesn’t touch. They look at gender inequality, how to help foster sustainable development in emerging nations, hold governments accountable and demand transparency, just to name a few. The Maps & Data section is ridiculously informative and interesting. WRI is definitely a place where your money would have a wide-ranging impact. Charity Watch gave them an A. How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Editors’ Recommendations center_img Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind It seems like the one thing we should all be able to agree on is a need to protect the planet. We’ve only got the one and if movies have taught us anything about trying to colonize outer space, Mars will not go well and most of the money will go to rescuing Matt Damon.Fortunately there are a number of powerful, effective charities that support the battered environment. Below are just a few of the best environmental charities where your money will have a huge impact.Rivers: Waterkeeper AllianceTechnically they focus on rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways, too. Charity Watch gives these guys an A+ for the work they do maintaining healthy waterways that mean we can drink, fish, and swim in them. They’ve got over 300 organizations on six continents hard at work.They work to ensure strict compliance with environmental laws, combat the polluting practices of things like the industrialized meat industry, support local farms, and even campaign for using cleaner forms of energy.Oceans: Ocean ConservancyOceans are really struggling: we pollute them with trash, chemicals, even noise. We’re over fishing. Apparently even our sunscreen is killing off coral reefs– these massive bodies could really use a helping hand.The Ocean Conservancy has been crusading for them since 1972 when John Denver apparently threw some altruistic shade at Bill Kardash. Kardash was attending a conference on the threat to whales and was inspired to start the Delta Corporation to protect them, which became the Ocean Conservancy. The Conservancy was instrumental in banning commercial whaling in 1982 and soon they were safeguarding seals, turtles, and eventually entire habitats.They work to protect the arctic from shipping traffic and oil spills; sustainable fisheries; collecting garbage from the oceans, (over 210 million pounds removed since 1985); restoring the Gulf of Mexico after BP leaked over 200 million gallons of oil and 1.8 million gallons of chemicals into it; even working on the federal and international level to share the need to help save our oceans. They are wide-ranging and wildly impactful. Charity Navigator gives them four out of four stars, or a 90 out of a 100.Forests: Rainforest AllianceForests are more than just places to get lost in. They actively clean the air, regulate weather (which is nuts), and are home to 80 percent of the Earth’s land-based biodiversity (80 percent!). Tragically, more than 50 percent of the Earth’s forests have been destroyed or severely compromised. That includes the cool older brother of all forests: the Amazon Rainforest. Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah!last_img read more

Mining Management Institute to be Established

first_imgMinister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Government will be establishing a Mining Management Institute to provide training and certification for Jamaicans working in the mining sector.“We will …train managers, supervisors and workers in all aspects of mining management,” he said in his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (May 30).“The management of a mine or quarry operation requires proper record keeping, safety rules, reclamation techniques and energy efficiency, while reducing damage to the environment and protecting people’s health. This will be the base of the curriculum,” he noted.Mr. Montague said the Ministry is determined to lift standards within the mining industry with training and certification for sustainability.The mining sector contributes 2.2 per cent to Jamaica’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).last_img read more

Hongkong International Terminals Averts Strike

first_imgzoom Port of Hong Kong’s container terminal operator Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT) has agreed to a 5.5% increase in basic salary for workers hired by external contractors, avoiding the industrial action announced last week by the Union of Hong Kong Dockers.HIT says that 95% of the workers have given their written consent to the pay increase stipulated within service contracts for 2015-2016.HIT’s external contractor workers have received a cumulative increase in monthly pay of 26.9% since 2013 and a 44.9% increase over the past five years, the operator says in a release.The Union of Hong Kong Dockers initially asked for an 8.5% pay rise,  and for improved communication with the contractors.The Port of Hong Kong recorded a drop in volumes handled in the first quarter of 2015, which HIT attributed to the uncertainties in the global economy and international trade.last_img read more

IM Skaugen Ends Market Maker Deal with SEB

first_imgzoom Norway based marine transportation service company I.M. Skaugen SE (IMSK) has terminated the market maker agreement with Swedish financial group Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB).Skaugen had the agreement in place since May 2011 with the aim of providing more and better liquidity for the company’s smaller shareholders.” The ambition has been to offer some assistance to enable these to sell or buy smaller lots of shares, and by this increase the turnover and tighten the spreads of the IMSK shares,” the company said.However, the duo have now agreed to terminate the deal and are in a process of evaluating if such liquidity arrangements have had and will have the desired effect to warrant the additional cost for the company.According to Skaugen, SEB will until 29th of February perform its obligations under the agreements in place.The Skaugen Group of companies currently operates a fleet of 15 advanced gas carriers, including LNG and LPG carriers.last_img read more

Prince Harry Attends London Marathon

first_imgPrince Harry, Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, cheered the winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon as they crossed the line during the weekend.Prince Harry with winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London MarathonPrince Harry made the presentations to the winners of the mini marathon, the elite men, women, wheelchair and IPC races, and the John Disley Lifetime Achievement Award.His Royal Highness also met with a selection of volunteers in the administration of the race and members of the St. John Ambulance.Prince Harry has been Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust since 2012.Since its inception in 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling more than £57.7 million to over 1000 organisations in London, Surrey, Silverstone, Birmingham and Liverpool.Source:Royal.UKlast_img read more

Moroccan Footballers Are Strong Opponents Says Portugal Team Coach

Rabat – Fernando Santos, head manager of the Portuguese national football team acknowledged on Friday the strength of Group B after the World Cup final draw. The international former footballer warned that the Moroccan squad, which is placed in the same group, is a powerful team.Santos told beIN Sports that Portugal “faced the Moroccan team before and it was not an easy match,” referring to the World Cup game played on June 11, 1986.In 1986, the Moroccan team defeated the Portuguese team with a 3-1 victory to qualify for the second round of the competition. The Moroccan generation that witnessed the Portuguese defeat still talks about the match and the great performance of the former Atlas Lions continuously. Santos added that Portugal has strong opponents, including the Moroccan team, which qualified to the World Cup after beating Cote d’Ivoire. The Atlas Lions has “many footballers who are very active in European leagues. They are very strong opponents.” After the final draw, the Portuguese press recalled Morocco’s win in 1986, which caused the exclusion of the Portuguese team.Portugal Digital acknowledged the Moroccan team power and how it finished unbeaten in the World Cup qualifiers. For Maisfutebol, “the Atlas Lions are roaring again.” The sports outlet provided speculations and analysis over Morocco’s chances in the 2018 World Cup. It also talked about Moroccan footballers, who did their utmost to reach the next level of the tournament.“The experience of Karim El Ahmadi, M’barek Boussoufa, and Mehdi Benatia combines well with the intelligence of Hakim Ziyech and the strength of Nordin Amrabat.”Correio de Manha believes that after 20 years of absence from the tournament, Morocco qualified undefeated with the help of their French coach, Herve Renard who helped their team to qualify for the World Cup. “Renard has a group of players who play in almost every league in Europe,” wrote the website. read more

CEO expectations for US economy grew in first quarter says Washington group

More U.S. chief executive officers project a pickup in hiring and capital spending in the next six months, a survey showed.The Business Roundtable’s economic outlook index rose to 92.1 in the first quarter from 84.5 in the previous three months, the Washington-based trade group said today. Measures greater than 50 are consistent with economic expansion, and the index is above its long-term average level of 79.7.Bigger gains in hiring and investment would be made easier by congressional cooperation on tax and immigration reform and free-trade agreements, corporate leaders said.“CEO expectations for overall economic growth are well below our economy’s potential,” Randall L. Stephenson, chairman of Business Roundtable and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., said in a statement. “Increased private-sector capital investment is the critical foundation for economic growth, and its key planks are fiscal stability, business tax reform, expanded trade and immigration reform.”Seventy-two percent of respondents expect an increase in sales in the next six months, little changed from the 73 percent who said so in the fourth quarter. The share projecting increased business investment climbed to 48 percent this quarter from 39 percent in the previous three months.Thirty-seven percent of corporate leaders plan to boost employee head counts, up from 34 percent in the fourth quarter. Fifty-six percent of CEOs said they’d hire and invest more if the federal government moved forward with business tax and immigration reform and free-trade agreements with European and Asian countries.The survey, completed between Feb. 21 and March 7, tabulated the responses of 122 CEOs who belong to the Business Roundtable. The group’s members represent companies that have a combined workforce of more than 16 million employees, with annual sales of about $7.4 trillion and compose more than a third of total value of the U.S. stock market.www.bloomberg.com read more

UN food agency joins forces with Brazil to plan global meeting on

Focusing on sustainable rural development options that can contribute to cutting rural poverty and hunger, the four-day meeting will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil.Three out of every four people suffering from hunger live in rural areas and depend on natural resources such as land and water for their survival, according to FAO. But most of them – especially women and indigenous populations – do not have secure and continued access to either. “If we want to reduce hunger and poverty in the world, we must go to the root causes of the problem” said Parviz Koohafkan, who will serve as Executive Secretary of the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development. “And in the poor rural zones, one of the main problems is the lack of secure access to factors of production, particularly land and water.” read more

US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case

FILE – This Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows an iPhone in Washington. A locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers likely holds evidence of the eventual attack, the Justice Department said in a court filing March 10 in its high-profile encryption dispute with Apple Inc., adding that the community and the public “need to know” what is on the device. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) by Eric Tucker And Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2016 2:33 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case WASHINGTON – A decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said in a court filing Thursday as part of the Justice Department’s ongoing encryption dispute with Apple Inc.FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress last week that “there was a mistake” made when the FBI asked San Bernardino County, which owned the phone, to reset the password for an account tied to Syed Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in the December 2 shootings. Authorities were hoping that way to recover at least some of the stored data even while the phone was locked.In a sworn declaration submitted Thursday, Christopher Pluhar, an FBI agent involved in processing the evidence, said the password reset did not harm the investigation. Farook’s iPhone, which was found powered off, had the iCloud backups turned off for his mail, photos and notes, and aren’t believed to be complete, Pluhar said. And even with a full set of backups, the Justice Department said, the government would still have needed to search the phone “in order to leave no stone unturned” in the investigation.The statement is aimed at rebutting earlier claims from Apple that said that if the FBI had not changed the iCloud password, its engineers could have helped investigators use a known — and therefore trusted — wireless connection to trick the iPhone from automatically backing up to iCloud.The statement was part of a broader Justice Department filing designed to encourage a federal magistrate to affirm her decision last month to force Apple to help the FBI gain access to Farook’s phone.In the filing, federal prosecutors argued that the phone likely holds evidence of the eventual attack, and the government and community “need to know” what is on the device. Apple alone has the ability to help, and doing so is not unduly burdensome, the government said.The brief, which sets the stage for a March 22 hearing in Southern California, marks a further escalation of rhetoric between the federal government and one of the world’s largest technology companies.“In short, Apple is not some distant, disconnected third party unexpectedly and arbitrarily dragooned into helping solve a problem for which it bears no responsibility,” Justice Department lawyers wrote. “Rather, Apple is intimately close to the barriers on Farook’s locked iPhone because Apple specifically designed the iPhone to create those barriers.”Apple responded Thursday by saying the Justice Department is “so desperate at this point that it has thrown all decorum to the winds.”“Everybody should beware because it seems like disagreeing with the Department of Justice means you must be evil and anti-American, nothing could be further from the truth,” Apple senior vice-president and general counsel Bruce Sewell said in a conference call with reporters.The Justice Department brief contends that as “one of the richest and most tech-savvy” companies in the country, Apple has abundant resources to comply with a judge’s February 16 order and create specialized software to help the FBI get into the phone.And it mocked as sensationalized arguments by Apple and its supporters that abiding by the judge’s decree could weaken the security of its products, noting that the software is designed for only one phone and that Apple could retain it during the entire process. Though Apple has suggested that the code could be modified to run on other phones, the Justice Department says Apple devices will only run software that’s been electronically “signed” by the company.“Apple desperately wants — desperately needs_this case not to be ‘about one isolated iPhone,’” Justice Department lawyers wrote. “But there is probable cause to believe there is evidence of a terrorist attack on that phone, and our legal system gives this Court the authority to see that it can be searched pursuant to a lawful warrant.”The Justice Department pushed back against concerns that Apple could be compelled to provide access to China or other foreign governments, saying the judge’s order has no bearing on the company’s relationships to other countries.The government also rejected Apple’s arguments that the software — intended to bypass an auto-erase function on the phone so that the FBI can remotely enter different passcodes without losing data — violated Apple’s First Amendment rights by forcing it to create new computer code. Federal lawyers say all they’re asking Apple to do is remove barriers from the phone — and not create new speech.“Apple’s claim is particularly weak because it does not involve a person being compelled to speak publicly, but a for-profit corporation being asked to modify commercial software that will be seen only by Apple,” the brief states.___Follow on Twitter: Eric Tucker at https://twitter.com/etuckerAP and Tami Abdollah at https://twitter.com/latams read more

Rockets to rest Chris Paul against Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul is being rested against Cleveland on the second of games on consecutive days.Houston (9-8) visited the Cavaliers on Saturday, a day after Paul scored 20 points in 37 minutes in an overtime loss at Detroit that ended the Rockets’ five-game winning streak.A nine-time All-Star, Paul is second on the team with an average 17.9 points in 15 games. He leads the Rockets in assists with a 7.7 average. Paul, 33, is in 14th season.Cleveland (3-14) defeated Philadelphia on Friday and was trying to win consecutive games for the first time this season.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press

Rule violations rolling in but not for Ohio State football

Click to enlargeThrough the first six months of 2014, the Ohio State football program self-reported six NCAA or Big Ten rules violations. In the following two months and 20 days, it reported none.In fact — through at least Sept. 20 — the football team hasn’t had a self-reported violation since April 22, or a span of nearly five months.Within that time span, junior defensive lineman Noah Spence reportedly failed a drug test — resulting in a violation of OSU and Big Ten rules — and was declared ineligible by the university for the Buckeyes’ Sept. 13 game against Kent State. Spence — who had not played this season because of a three-game suspension after a separate failed drug test — practiced once after the Kent State game, coach Urban Meyer said, but no further update on his status has been released.Since the most recent football violation, all of OSU athletics has self-reported 18 different violations, just one of which involved the men’s basketball program. In total, OSU has self-reported 30 NCAA or Big Ten rules violations this year up until Sept. 20.This information is the result of two separate public records requests submitted by The Lantern. The first was submitted July 8 and filled Aug. 11, while the second was requested Sept. 23 and filled Tuesday evening. The requests span the dates of Jan. 1 through Sept. 20.Despite lower numbers in recent months, the football program still has the most self-reported rules violations so far in 2014 with six. In total, 18 different athletic programs at OSU had self-reported violations listed among the records, with the institution being listed on a pair of violations.Seven of the teams had multiple violations listed, but only football and women’s rowing had more than two. The rowing team was named on four of the violations, two of which came on the more recent records request that spanned from July 1 through Sept. 20.Women’s rowing is the only OSU program to have self-reported multiple violations since July.Responses to the violations from OSU included issuing letters of education to the coaching staff for teams involved with the incidents, a restriction to one program’s financial aid capacity for the 2014-15 academic year and the repayment of $28 worth of “impermissible per diem” for multiple student-athletes.Regardless of punishment, the 30 violations all count as minor NCAA or Big Ten violations. But those 30 infractions still put OSU on track to hit about 40 for the year.OSU athletic director Gene Smith — who is know also the school’s vice president — said the athletics department usually has about 40 self-reported rules violations every year during an interview with The Lantern on May 15, 2012.“On an annual basis, we have about 40,” Smith said in the interview. “It ranges in that area we’re sitting at. In that 40 range is where we always hang.”Smith added that a lower number wouldn’t necessarily be a good thing for OSU.“Our whole thing is if we have 10 (violations), I’d have a problem,” he said. “I mean, I really would because people are going to make mistakes. And that means if I only have 10 out of 350 employees, 1,000 athletes — something’s not right.”While OSU does have one of the largest athletic departments in the nation, its number of violations comes in higher than some other programs. In the second half of 2013, the school self-reported around double the number of NCAA or Big Ten violations than five other schools in the conference.OSU has already self-reported more than double the violations that at least one other school with a major college football program reported during the 2013-14 year. According an Aug. 5 The Oregonian article, University of Oregon athletics self-reported just 14 violations in that academic year. read more