VIDEO: The Best goals of CONIFA 2018

first_imgConIFA World Football Cup WATCH: Goals, goals, goals – the best of the CONIFA World Football Cup Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:38 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Pubjab Conifa 2018 Conifa ConIFA World Football Cup Videos A thrilling competition will draw to an end on Friday when Northern Cyprus face Kerpatalja in the showpiece of a tournament that has been a revelation As the CONIFA tournament draws to a close, the competition which champions states, minorities, stateless peoples and regions has proven that football transcends more than politics and borders. Football has always been about more than what happens off the pitch, and this tournament has proved that there’s talent in every corner of the globe. Get excited for the @paddypower #WFC2018 World Football Cup with this great highlights package from @fc_video https://t.co/EVgpmIJDqV pic.twitter.com/fyYGM32io1— CONIFA (@CONIFAOfficial) June 8, 2018The final, which takes place on Saturday 9th June between Northern Cyprus and Kárpátalja will be the culmination of just over a week’s worth of games which have captured the imagination.  Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Whereas most people have been gearing up to see the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup, those who have tuned in have been treated to some wonderstrikes from players that no one would have ever heard of. Top bins free-kicks, glorious half volleys, long-range strikes – see for yourself what you’ve been missing and make sure to tune in to the final at 6pm on Saturday.Click here for ticketing details or here to watch the CONIFA World Football Cup tournament online.last_img read more

Columnist accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault

first_imgWashington: A New York-based writer and longtime women’s advice columnist has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her more than two decades ago, a charge denied by the US president who described it as fake news. E Jean Carroll in a new book ‘What Do We Need Men For?’ said that President Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City in the mid-1990s. Excerpts of the forthcoming book were first published on the website of New York magazine. While Carroll does not appear to name Trump in the printed excerpt of the first-person account, he is named in the headline, which reads: “Hideous Men Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. But he’s not alone on the list of awful men in my life.”last_img read more

Alberta Saskatchewan to meet on licence plate dispute but cant agree on

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta and Saskatchewan have a date for a meeting to discuss their trade issues, but Alberta says it will come too late to resolve a standoff over licence plates.Alberta Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous says Saskatchewan has agreed to meet on Jan. 31 — more than a week after a Jan. 22 deadline for Saskatchewan to reverse its ban on Alberta licence plates at its job sites.If not, Bilous said, a panel under the New West trade partnership takes over the dispute and can’t be stopped until it makes a ruling that could cost Saskatchewan up to $5 million in penalties.Alberta filed the legal challenge under the partnership last month. The province argued the plate ban clearly violates free-trade rules agreed to by the four western provinces.“We can discuss the licence-plate issue (on Jan. 31), but the process will have already moved to the next level,” Bilous told The Canadian Press on Monday.“So there will be binding arbitration, there will be penalties imposed, and Saskatchewan will be paying.”Bilous said Saskatchewan also wants the meeting’s location changed from the previously agreed-upon boundary city of Lloydminster to Medicine Hat in southern Alberta, which is closer to Regina.Bilous said Alberta is insisting on Lloydminster so that politicians can hear from workers in that region directly affected by the higher costs of transferring over to Saskatchewan plates and registration.“Companies have told us that they’re not bidding on Saskatchewan contracts, so it is definitely having an impact,” he said.The Saskatchewan government, responding in a statement, said: “Three Saskatchewan ministers involved in trade and construction are planning to meet with their Alberta counterparts on Jan. 31.“At this time, the location has yet to be determined, but that is still being discussed with Alberta to ensure the location works for all travelling parties.”In early December, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s government announced a ban on Alberta plates on future Saskatchewan government road and building construction sites.Saskatchewan says it’s a retaliatory measure and cites reports that Saskatchewan workers were being denied work in Alberta.Alberta denies that.Saskatchewan Economy Minister Steven Bonk has not provided evidence backing up the claim. He said the government is concerned the complainants could face retribution if they go public.Wall has gone further. He said last month that the plate ban is in retaliation for a number of initiatives by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s government, including a subsidy for Alberta brewers that Wall says is hurting business in Saskatchewan.Bilous said there is no point addressing Saskatchewan’s beer concern right now because Alberta is appealing a ruling made against it under Canada’s Agreement on Internal Trade.“It’s completely out of our hands,” he said. “Should the initial ruling stand, then Alberta will have to make changes to our beer program.”Politics are in flux in Saskatchewan. Wall is stepping down and Saskatchewan party members are to pick a new leader — and premier — on Jan. 27.Bilous said Alberta will make an earlier meeting happen if Saskatchewan wants to end the ban. He said there is precedent for Wall to walk back decisions.Last March, Wall sent letters to oil companies in Calgary. They offered incentives such as relocation costs and help finding office space if firms would move to Saskatchewan.After Notley threatened to take the issue to arbitration as a violation of free-trade rules — and hinted at retaliatory measures — Wall’s government sent followup letters to the oil companies stressing the province couldn’t violate trade agreements.last_img read more

Daya Joins Celebrity Chefs For Foodie Fundraiser Benefiting Families Fighting Cancer

first_imgFamily Reach Foundation held its annual Cooking Live! from New York fundraiser this week, benefiting children and families with cancer who can’t pay their everyday bills due to the high costs of treatment.Chef Todd English, singer Daya, and chef Ming Tsai, left to right, with twins Sabrina and Olivia Lorusso, front, celebrate at Family Reach’s Cooking Live! charity eventCredit/Copyright: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Family Reach/AP ImagesA foodie favorite, Cooking Live! from New York was hosted by celebrity chef and TV personality Ming Tsai, who brought his friends – some of the best chefs in the world – together to deliver a culinary experience like no other. It was like sitting at the chef’s table at the finest restaurants, watching a five-course meal cooked live in the center of the room.Singer Daya and special guests Olivia and Sabrina Lorusso were joined by chef Todd English’s Sous-Chefs, and iconic broadcaster Bryant Gumbel, a cancer survivor himself, helped chef Ming Tsai prepare his appetizer: Caramelized Shallot Poached Norwegian Salmon with Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’ and Thai Basil Puree served with Patron Ginger-Yuzu Rita.WHO: Daya – Singer/songwriterBryant Gumbel – Real Sports, The Today ShowChef Ming Tsai – Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon; host, Simply MingChef Masaharu Morimoto – Morimoto; star, Iron ChefChef Todd English – Olives, Todd English Food Hall, Figs, P.U.B., Blue Zoo Chef Shaun Hergatt – Michelin Star ChefChefs Alan Dancyger & Philip Medora – The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery ParkRecently recognized by VP Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot, Family Reach is a financial lifeline to families fighting cancer. Out-of-pocket costs for cancer average $38,000 annually, leaving many families unable to afford basic living expenses like rent, heat, or groceries. This financial toxicity directly impacts survival rates and access to care. Family Reach offers direct financial assistance, navigation, and education to keep families afloat while a child or parent is in treatment. For more information, visit www.familyreach.org.last_img read more

Farrah Aviva levels a photographic gut punch with The BangBang

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Farrah Aviva is that rare multi-hyphenate artist – actress (UnREAL), portrait photographer, film producer (Welcome to Nowhere) – who’s fully committed to whatever art she happens to be exploring at the time.Aviva even got married on the set of Welcome to Nowhere – writing her vows on the back of a script – because it was next to impossible for her and now-husband Robin Dunne (a multi-hyphenate himself) to disengage from their art, even for their wedding (you can read about their remarkable wedding experience here).Whatever she’s doing, Aviva is full-bore – and so it’s no surprise that, for her first foray into art photography, she’s gone full-throttle, full stop. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Farrah Aviva with a piece from The BangBang. Aviva’s photography project is appropriately named The BangBang. There are more than 25 images in The BangBang, and six are currently hanging in the Opus Hotel as part of the Capture Photography Festival. Twitterlast_img read more

Court pulls up Delhi police for filing charge sheet without sanctions

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police Monday told a court here that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute former JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case.On January 14, police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat told the police that they could have filed the charge sheet after procuring the sanctions. “You (police) could have filed after procuring sanction only. What was the hurry? I can go ahead with the case,” the judge said Police told the court that it would take two to three months to procure the sanctions. The court also sought a report from the deputy commissioner of police assigned to the case. It posted the matter for further hearing on March 29. The court had earlier also directed the police to ask the authorities concerned to expedite the process while granting it three weeks to procure the sanction needed to prosecute Kumar and other accused, including former JNU students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, in the case.last_img read more

Iran and Sri Lanka discuss expansion of ties in several areas

Zarif, in turn, relayed greetings from President Hassan Rouhani to Sirisena, and told the Sri Lankan leader that Tehran is keen to enhance its cooperation with Colombo in all fields in line with the interests of both countries.The Iranian top diplomat referred to the vast and diverse capacities for promotion of cooperation between the two sides, and called for continued interactions in the fields of energy, agriculture, and technical-engineering services. He further underlined the grounds for further expansion of Tehran-Colombo cooperation in different fields, especially in the field of energy, and called for the strengthening of bilateral ties in international organizations. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena have discussed regional and international issues in a meeting in Colombo, Iran Front Page reported.During the Tuesday talks, Sirisena highlighted the friendly and age-old relations between the two countries and described his trip to Iran in May as a constructive one. Later in the day, Zarif also held talks with Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.In this meeting, Zarif and Jayasuriya emphasised the continuation, expansion and boosting of the two countries’ excellent relations in all fields, especially in the parliamentary field.Zarif and his accompanying delegation attended the Sri Lankan Speaker’s banquet after this meeting. (Colombo Gazette) “There is no obstacle in the way of expanding ties between the two countries,” he said. read more

Ohio State womens volleyball drops Big Ten opener in 5 sets to

Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team huddle before a game against Minnesota on Sept. 23 at St. John Arena. OSU lost 3-2.Credit: Sarah Mikati / Lantern PhotographerOn Wednesday evening at St. John Arena, the No.12 Ohio State women’s volleyball team opened Big Ten play with a loss at home, falling to No. 21 Minnesota in five sets (22-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-19, 11-15).Both OSU (11-2, 0-1) and Minnesota (9-2, 1-0) came into the game on extended winning streaks. The Buckeyes had not lost since their opening match against Wyoming and the Golden Gophers came into the game having won eight straight matches.Minnesota won the first two sets of the night as it attempted to win its eighth straight game without dropping a single set. Minnesota gained leads of 4-1 and 15-2 in the first and second sets, respectively, forcing the Buckeyes to play from behind. OSU did not hold a lead at any point until midway through the third set.But OSU battled back, winning the hotly contested third and fourth sets before ultimately falling in the fifth.“We fought back and for as bad as we were the first two sets, we could have rolled over and died, but we didn’t. So, I’m proud of my team for that,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said, finding a positive in the loss.However, Carlston said he was disappointed that the Buckeyes fell behind by such a wide margin early, a hole they were unable to recover from.“We almost had them. We’re better than they are. And we’re at home and we’ve got to show some more pride in how we go about things,” Carlston said.Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell led OSU with 22 points, including 18 kills. However, she said she sees room for improvement.“I think we made a lot of mistakes. Just little things like being in the net or serving the ball into the net or out of bounds. So, if we can control our aspect of the game, I think that we can play a little bit better,” Campbell said.Carlston noted the errors at crucial points in the game as the reason the Buckeyes could not complete the comeback in the fifth set. The Buckeyes were called for a net violation late in the fifth and final set which gave the Golden Gophers an 11-9 lead that they held onto, ultimately winning 15-11.The Buckeyes are next set to face their fifth ranked team of the season on Sunday when they’re slated to host No.16 Wisconsin. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at St. John Arena. read more

The 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference In 140 Seconds

We liveblogged Sloan, we wrote about what it was like to be a woman at Sloan, and now we have video and audio proof that the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference happened. Here, in under 3 minutes, is what you missed at the world’s preeminent conference for people who love sports, data and every place they intersect:And here’s all the audio we recorded from the convention center:The State of Sports Analytics with Jonah Keri, Kirk Goldsberry, and Jody AvirganAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/jonah_kirk_jody-at-sloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Kid Stats GeeksAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kidsatsloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Montage: Women at SloanAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/womenatsloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.How Bayern Munich Wins With DataAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carl_bayernanalytics.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Houston Rockets GM Daryl MoreyAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/flowers_morey.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Dean Oliver Of The Sacramento KingsAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carl_deanoliver.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. read more

Ed Reed Wants To End Career With Ravens

Ed Reed, who at one time talked as if he was prepared to hold out or retire from the Baltimore Ravens — where he established himself as a Hall of Fame safety — now says he wants to and expects finish out his career there.Reed, 33,showed up at training camp looking fit and said contract negotiations are already underway to lock him up for another few years. The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year is in the final season of a six-year, $40 million contract and is due a $7.2 million base salary this season.“Talks have already been there,” Reed said. “I want to be here. We will get that done when it’s time to cross that bridge. I’m good with football right now. I know the Ravens know I want to be here. I wouldn’t give myself to the football team like I do if I didn’t want to be here.”It was somewhat of a surprise that Reed showed up on time for camp after bypassing on the mandatory minicamp in June and pretty much shunning the team all offseason.“I’m here, man,” Reed said. “What transpired months back transpired. What happened because of what I had to deal with family-wise and what I’ve been going through for the last 11 years now in the league, you know it’s always a time when you have to assess yourself.”Reed comports himself in front of microphones as he does on the field: recklessly.“I choose to deal with it the way I deal with it,” Reed said. “That way, young guys know it. Their parents will know it. I’m not a guy who holds things back. That’s why you get what you get. And if I didn’t do it that way, you wouldn’t have the information to write about.”Reed does not have an agent and surmised contract issues might have stemmed from his lack of representation.“Being that I don’t have an agent, I don’t know how they’re going to go about it,” Reed said. “I know they tried to deal with things last season. That’s why the talks have been the way they’ve been. I didn’t want a middle man in between. I felt like I can handle it, but you do need somebody to kind of say the things you’re not able to say because you are in the business.”Reed, who has 57 interceptions in his career, said he feels good and would like to play another few seasons. “But the body tells you something different,” he said. “There is a business side to it. Not every story plays out the way you want it to be. When we cross that bridge, you guys will know.” read more

Clutch Buckeyes jump around in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – Urban Meyer paced up and down the Ohio State sideline, staring at his play sheet and presumably looking for answers. Buckeye players sat on the benches, quietly listening to instructions yelled out by their position coaches. Fans clad in scarlet and gray stood in disbelief as Wisconsin faithful screamed and jumped with joy around them. Nearly everyone associated with the OSU football program – those in attendance and probably those watching on TV, too – were noticeably tense after the Badgers scored with eight seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime Saturday night. OSU went on to win the contest at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., 21-14, allowing Buckeye Nation to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But maybe there was no reason to be nervous in the first place. Winning close contests is what the Buckeyes have been doing all season. Saturday was the second overtime game of the year, the sixth outing in which OSU was either tied or trailing at some point in the second half and the fifth battle that was decided by one score. And OSU (11-0) won every single one of those games, keeping the dream of a perfect season alive. The win against Wisconsin did more than just continue the Buckeyes undefeated trek, too. It handed OSU a Big Ten Leaders Division Championship, and propelled the Buckeyes to a No. 4 ranking by the Associated Press heading into the final game of the season against No. 20-ranked Michigan. In a season in which the Buckeyes are ineligible for the postseason, OSU has some hardware. With its high ranking in the AP poll, a chance for an AP National Championship is possible for OSU as well. Above it all, they just keep winning. “I think that this team won’t lose. We refuse to lose. That’s what great teams are made of. They find ways to win. They come into tough environments and just come out with W’s,” said senior linebacker Zach Boren. In the many close games OSU has played in this season, they’ve seemed to almost always make a play when they need to. Saturday was no different. After struggling for four quarters, the Buckeye offense scored with ease in overtime. OSU redshirt junior running back Carlos Hyde capped a four-play drive in the extra session with a powering 2-yard touchdown run. OSU’s defense then stopped Wisconsin, ending the game on a fourth-down pass break-up by junior safety Christian Bryant. It was a play late in the fourth quarter that will likely stand out among OSU’s defensive highlights, though. Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball came into the game needing two touchdowns to break the NCAA’s career touchdowns record. Ball tied the record on a 7-yard touchdown in the second quarter, jumping over OSU sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier and into the end zone in the process. The senior tailback had a chance to get the record on a fourth-down run in the game’s final minutes. But Shazier got the better of him in the duo’s second meeting near the goal line. The sophomore linebacker met Ball mid-air, slammed his helmet into the Wisconsin playmaker’s arms and popped the ball loose, preventing a score. While the play was basically irrelevant in determining the game’s final outcome – Wisconsin later got the ball back and scored to force overtime – it did prevent history from happening. Shazier, and the rest of his teammates, didn’t want to be the team Ball broke the record against. “The thing is, we knew that he needed two (touchdowns) to break the record and we were not going to allow him to break it on us,” Shazier said. “So we gave him the tie or whatever, but we were not going to allow him to break the record.” Shazier said he saw the play coming, too. “I knew for a fact that they were going to give him the ball, they try to let him break records or whatever. Fourth-and-one, you’re going to put it in your best player’s hands. I knew he was jumping, and once he jumped I knew I was going to jump,” he said. OSU did make its fair share of big plays against Wisconsin, but Saturday showed that the Buckeyes are capable of winning a game in which they don’t play to the best of their abilities. Sophomore quarterback and Heisman candidate Braxton Miller was bottled up by the Badger defense, throwing for only 97 yards while running for just 48. Miller didn’t score a touchdown for the first time in 18 games. The 236 yards of total offense attained by OSU were a season-low. On defense, Ball and the Wisconsin running game had little trouble shredding through the Buckeyes’ front. The Badgers had 206 yards rushing – 191 coming from Ball – and lowly heralded redshirt senior quarterback Curt Phillips threw for 154 yards and the game-tying touchdown. OSU prevailed through it, though. According to Buckeye players and coaches, that means more than winning easily. “We have a saying and I just shared that with them – ‘A team that refuses to be beat won’t be beat,’” said Meyer, the first-year OSU coach. OSU’s struggles in the past – including a 6-7 season and coaching change last year, along with close calls against less-heralded programs like Indiana and Purdue this season – prepared them for the challenges they faced Saturday. “We’ve been through a lot of adversity. This team has been through so much,” said junior wide receiver Corey Brown, who returned a punt for a touchdown in the first half of the game. “We came out, even though the adversity, and came through.” OSU has one game remaining, a contest against Michigan Saturday. The last Buckeye team to go undefeated, the 2002 squad led by former coach Jim Tressel, will be honored at half time. In order for OSU to achieve perfection, they’ll likely have to go through some adversity Saturday. Thankfully for the Buckeyes, they’ve been there plenty of times before this season. OSU and Michigan are scheduled to kick off at noon Saturday in Ohio Stadium. The game is set to be broadcast by ABC. read more

Jolly man climbs onto roof of Stratford Station and dances for a

first_imgA man climbed onto the roof of a busy commuter station during rush hour, where he reportedly danced, smoked and drank alcohol before a huge crowd.At least 100 people watched as the man stood on top of the entrance to Stratford tube station in east London for over an hour, causing disruption to people going in and out of the concourse. BBC producer Elise Wicker was returning home from work when she saw people staring at and taking pictures of the man, who was dressed in a grey hoodie. “You could see that one side of the entrance into the tube had been locked off so you could only exit from one side,” she told The Telegraph.  Firemen had to coax the man downCredit:Elise Wicker  A man is protesting on the roof of Stratford station. I’m having a burger king meal pic.twitter.com/BW0Wu8Oy5E— Danyool (@danyoolripley) September 22, 2016 Fireman at Stratford Station Looool Stratford rn pic.twitter.com/2XuPeo9P7R— Sartorialist (@HamadIsaac) September 22, 2016 Man on Stratford Station She said the man on the roof, who looked to be in his 20s, was drinking alcohol.”People were saying that they saw him dancing up there.”He seemed fairly jolly, he wasn’t miserable-looking, but the fear was that he was pretty intoxicated and he could possibly fall off – although it was not that high up really.” The man looked comfortable from his position on the roofCredit:Twitter center_img BTP spokesman said: “At 1824 hours on Thursday the 22nd of September British Transport Police officers were called to Stratford Underground station to report that a male was on the station roof.”Officers from BTP along with colleagues from London Fire Brigade attended the incident, spoke to the male and assisted him coming down from the roof voluntarily. “The male was arrested for drunk and disorderly and trespass and was taken to one of our custody suites.” Ah Stratford never ceases to amaze me. pic.twitter.com/RHLrQixW3O— Scott Nicol (@scottnicol) September 22, 2016 Ms Wicker added: “Police came and said we have got to move because you’re getting in the way of the one part of the exit that had been opened.”The crowd was pretty sizable, at least 100 people were having a look.”That’s the one part of Stratford that everyone comes through. All the people coming out of the station, all the people going to Westfield shopping centre, all the residents who live on the other side of the station, all go through there. It’s the busiest section of Stratford.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. British Transport Police (BTP) and fire services were called to the scene. Crews put a ladder up near the man and attempted to talk to him. He was eventually safely and voluntarily helped down from the roof. A spokesman for Transport for London said that the station had not been closed during the incident, although an area had been cordoned off around where the man was standing.  “I walked outside and I could see that there was a huge area that was cordoned off. There were probably 20 police for one bloke who was standing on a bit of the roof, the bit that sticks out that says ‘Stratford Station’.”The guy had been there for the last hour. He must have been there for ages. “A guy said he had seen the guy roll up a spliff – although I don’t know how you could see it was a spliff from that distance.” last_img read more

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

first_imgSCIENTISTS WILL BE able to tell if a form of malaria is resistant to  drugs for the first time, thanks to a new test.More than 200 million people are infected with a malaria parasite that kills between 600,000 and 1.2 million people every year. Control of the disease is largely dependent on the use of artemisinin combination treatments (ACTs).However, should these fail, there are no other widespread drugs ready to fight the disease.Currently, the ability of the drugs to fight malarial parasites is monitored by checking blood samples every six to eight hours for days after treatment.Speaking to The Lancet, study leader Didier Menard said:“In the race against time to stop the spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria, new diagnostic tools are urgently needed to identify and track resistant parasites.“These simple in-vitro and ex-vivo ring-stage survival assays (RSAs) can clearly identify artemisinin-resistant, slow-clearing Plasmodium falciparum parasites in people with malaria, and can deliver results much faster than the current clinical approach* used to monitor response to drugs in patients.”Read: Mayo General to review almost 13,000 cancer tests conducted on recalled kitsRead: Boil all imported frozen berries, they could contain hepatitis A – FSAIlast_img read more

GEEK PICK OF THE DAY Nintendo 2DS XL Yellow Pikachu Edition Bundle

first_img As far as handheld Nintendo gaming devices go (which are really the only handheld gaming devices worth getting) it’s about time everyone just moved over to the Nintendo Switch. The hybrid functionality is fantastic, the games library gets better every month, and its clearly the future home of the publisher’s output.But if for whatever reason you’re not quite ready to the future of Nintendo portables, whether it’s because of price or the age of your children or reluctance of being an early adopter, Nintendo’s past portable is still pretty good, too. The Nintendo 2DS XL is a great budget gaming option, especially this new Nintendo 2DS XL Yellow Pikachu Edition bundle.This bundle includes the New 2DS XL, the most recent revision of the 3DS family of handhelds. It has the larger size and screen of the 3DS XL but jettisons the pointless 3D screen functionality. The updated processors allows it to run more taxing game with ease. And it has the foldable clamshell design unlike the doorstep wedge original 2DS. This particular model also sports a yellow color scheme based around Pikachu, the electric mouse mascot of the Pokemon series that first broke big on Nintendo handhelds.Also in this bundle is a copy of Fire Emblem Warriors. This is one of the handful of games that can only run on more powerful 2DS systems like the one included here. Honestly, we’re not the biggest fans of this game. We found the Switch version of Fire Emblem Warriors to be very dull and repetitive and this is just that game but with less impressive visuals. But fans of both Fire Emblem and Dynasty Warriors should enjoy this mashup.Besides, with a 2DS an entire amazing game library will be open to you. If you haven’t played incredible 3DS games like Super Mario 3D Land, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 7, Fire Emblem Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and dozens more, you need to get on that. Fire Emblem Warriors can tide you over until you get your hands on some true classics. And with the final part of this bundle, the portable Pokeball shaped power bank with 2 USB ports, you can stay charged as you game the hours away on the go. Check out this Nintendo 2DS XL Yellow Pikachu Edition bundle for $160.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more

Clark County Arts Commission seeks volunteer art advocates

first_imgTwo volunteer arts commissioners are wanted to serve on the Clark County Arts Commission.One position is for a member of the business community. The other position is for a commission member at large. Both terms are four years long.The Clark County Arts Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. It’s an 11-member board that advocates for arts in the community and advises both the county council and individual city councils.If you are interested, submit a letter and résumé to Alyssa Weyhrauch, County Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000, or to alyssa.weyhrauch@clark.wa.gov.The application deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 2.last_img read more

Republicans depart House immigration group

first_imgWASHINGTON — A bipartisan House group that’s been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill splintered Friday with the departure of two Republicans, the latest sign of difficulty in solving the contentious issue.Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson said they can no longer be part of the effort because they don’t trust President Barack Obama to enforce any legislation they write.Their move puts into question the continued existence of the group, which even before Friday’s development had failed to produce a final product after months of delay. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida is now the sole Republican with four Democrats involved in the effort. Another Republican, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, departed the group several months ago.A joint statement from Johnson and Carter underscored how the thorny immigration issue is made even tougher by partisan politics on Capitol Hill and the distrust many House Republicans have for Obama.“The administration’s practice of hand-picking what parts of laws they wish to enforce has irrevocably damaged our efforts of fixing our broken immigration system,” their statement said.last_img read more

War of the Worlds reimagined at Kiggins

first_img“As I set down these notes on paper, I’m obsessed by the thought that I may be the last living man on Earth,” radio actor Sam Mowry said. He sat on a stool, dressed all in black, and peered through his spectacles at the rapt audience. They sat in downtown Vancouver’s Kiggins Theatre, which originally opened in 1936 — two years before the original broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” that Mowry helped re-enact Thursday night.“All that happened before the arrival of these monstrous creatures in the world now seems part of another life, a life that has no continuity with the present, furtive existence of the lonely derelict who pencils these words on the back of some astronomical notes bearing the signature of Richard Pierson,” Mowry said, playing the part of a professor in the infamous radio story of a Martian invasion on Earth. No one in the theater raised their hand when asked if they had heard the original broadcast, an adaptation of H.G Wells’ sci-fi novel. It’s been 76 years, after all, since the show aired on Halloween Eve in 1938. Thursday evening’s live radio show was the fourth held at the Kiggins Theatre through a partnership with the Portland-based Willamette Radio Workshop and Washington State University Vancouver’s creative media and digital culture program.last_img read more

Former guest gives county jail five stars on Yelp

first_imgClark County has its first five-star resort, at least if you believe what you read on the Internet.In a post on Yelp.com, a site where people can review hotels, restaurants and the like, Yelp contributor “Lucky V.” extols the virtues of the Clark County Jail as a five-star “leisure center.”“I have had the opportunity to reside here twice in the last six months,” writes Lucky, who claims to have enjoyed not only the rooms and meals, but the library, the store, group activities and the full array of educational, medical and legal services available to the guests.“Of all of the places I have stayed overnight at, this is the only one that has a car service to pick you up,” Lucky says, going on to talk about the “Club Med feel” of the logo-adorned clothing.Lucky also liked the industrial-like atmosphere, and notes that slippers are provided to keep your feet warm on the cold concrete floors.Not that Lucky has reviewed many “leisure centers.” In fact, the review, posted last month, was apparently his first on Yelp.Lucky’s gushing review was making the rounds at the jail Tuesday, where the hard-working guest services team was enjoying it, according to Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman.As is often the case, the “leisure center” was heavily booked Tuesday night, with 727 guests checked in as of midafternoon. After checking with the “hotel” director, Neiman reported the guests were to enjoy a fine dinner of Italian pasta, green beans, green salad with dressing, bread with margarine and one powdered beverage packet.So, as Lucky writes, how do you get a room? “Well, they don’t have a reservation line. However, they do have representatives that travel around and maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll get selected.”last_img read more

Margo Price Announces Winter Tour All American Made Album

first_imgNews https://www.instagram.com/p/BYtSuQGjVUk/?taken-by=missmargoprice Price’s debut release climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Folk Albums chart, and edged into the top 10 on the Top Country Albums chart. Price also told The Fader that Midwest Farmer’s Daughter was recorded live in just three days. She also revealed that the mastering engineer accepted an I.O.U. in exchange for his work on the record, and Price and her husband sold their car and most of their possessions to fund the studio sessions.”A Little Pain,” the lead single from Price’s forthcoming second album, serves as continued proof that the gamble was the right move to make.Tickets for Price’s Nowhere Fast 2018 Tour will go on sale starting Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., but fans who pre-order the record from Third Man before midnight on Sept. 10 will gain access to a special early bird ticket sale on Sept. 12.The Struts, Kaleo Announced As Openers For Rolling Stones’ 2017 TourRead more Facebook Twitter Email Margo Price Has A New Album, Tour Coming Up margo-price-announces-winter-tour-all-american-made-album Margo Price Announces Winter Tour, ‘All American Made’ Album The rising star of outlaw country announced a new record and a new tour today via InstagramBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 7, 2017 – 11:26 am Nashville-based outlaw country singer/songwriter Margo Price announced plans for a new tour today in support of her forthcoming sophomore album All American Made.This will be the singer’s second album released through Jack White’s venerable Third Man Records, and it arrives amidst tall expectations following the critical praise of her first record Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.last_img read more

Senate joins House in recognizing Alaska Native languages emergency

first_imgRep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, center, poses April 25, 2018, for photos with Alaska Native language supporters outside of the Alaska Senate Chambers. The Senate was about to consider an amendment to House Concurrent Resolution 19, urging Gov. Bill Walker to declare a native language emergency. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)The Alaska Senate joined the House on Wednesday in asking Gov. Bill Walker to recognize that the decline of Alaska Native languages is an emergency.Listen nowThe Senate passed a resolution urging Walker to work with lawmakers and Alaska Native organizations to make the continued use of the languages a priority.The state government recognizes 20 Alaska Native languages as official languages of the state, along with English.A January report found that all the languages could lose their last speakers by the end of the century.The report recommended the state declare a linguistic emergency.The House passed a resolution urging the Walker to do that in March. And the Senate acted Wednesday.Sarah Dybdahl was among those who witnessed the vote. The cultural heritage and education manager for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska said people have dedicated their lives to the languages.“The Senate today in passing that recognizes the work of those individuals and also sends a clear message to the governor that action needs to be taken,” Dybdahl said.The resolution doesn’t spell out what that action will be.The report by the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council said the state should make it policy to promote Alaska Native language schools wherever possible.For much of the 20th century, the federal and state government promoted policies that suppressed Alaska Native language and culture. Those policies included forbidding the use of Alaska Native languages in village schools and boarding schools.Dybdahl said the resolution is progress.And she has some ideas on policies Walker could promote: “immersion schools, geographical signage of our place names getting our place names back on the land. There’s … multiple opportunities that could be outlined.”The advisory council report also called on the state to create an Alaska Native school board to promote Alaska Native tribal and charter schools. And to direct all University of Alaska branches to provide high-quality instruction in the language of the region.Dybdahl noted that one of the 20 languages – Eyak – lost its last fluent speaker in 2008.“To lose a language is to lose a way of thinking,” Dybdahl said. “Our values and our culture and our protocols are all tied into our language. And when you start to lose that, those other aspects of who we are go with it.”Barbarba Blake, senior adviser to Gov. Bill Walker, listens as Andrew Kitchenman, a reporter for KTOO and Alaska Public Media, interviews her about House Concurrent Resolution 19. The resolution urges the governor to declare an Alaska Native language emergency. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Walker administration has been watching the resolutions progress.“When you say the word ‘emergency,’ there’s a sense of immediacy to that,” Barbara Blake, Walker’s senior adviser for tribal affairs, fish and game and marine resources, said. “The governor’s office definitely recognizes the sense of immediacy and the urgency behind any language initiative.”Blake said the administration will work with the council to follow up on the resolution, which could include steps like expanding the use of Alaska Native geographic names on signs.It may also support legislation for other steps that require changes in state law.Council member Lance Twitchell welcomed the resolution. He said at some point, the state must move from saying it’s a priority to changing the way it does things.“I know some people don’t believe that the government should have any role in language revitalization,” Twitchell said. “But the difficult is that the government had an active role in language destruction.”The House must decide whether to agree to changes the Senate made before the resolution is adopted.last_img read more