Austria turns emotional after SMB win as wife undergoes kidney transplant

first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Austria couldn’t hold back his tears after revealing that his wife Nanette underwent a successful kidney transplant just this afternoon.“First of all I want to praise God. I never had sleep last night because of my wife, she’s undergone a kidney transplant but [it was a] very successful operation for her and I know she’s watching right now. So Ma, I love you,” said Austria as he fought back tears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria turned emotional during the post-game press conference after the Beermen advanced to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals following a win over TNT Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next “I’m worried in this game, but I have to be credit to the boys especially JMF (Fajardo). He was so focused in this game. All of them. We followed our game plan to the letter. Thank you SMB, especially my players for giving this win.”Fajardo played like the reigning four-time MVP that he is, finishing with 35 points on 15-of-19 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds and two blocks. View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAn emotional Leo Austria during the post-game interview. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“This afternoon I was called by the doctor that everything is okay and now she’s in the recovery room. Very successful,” he said. “Thank you to the doctor who helped us a lot in this kidney transplant. I never had a problem for so long but this time, so thankful to God because he still gave us the win and the players really played well.”The Beermen won by double digits, 106-93, but Austria said it was “the hardest game” they ever played against the KaTropa, who are still a powerhouse team despite being the eighth-seed. Fajardo wreaks havoc as San Miguel ousts TNT, advances to semislast_img read more

Kevin De Bruyne to miss Manchester derby with knee injury

first_imgManchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne suffered a knee injury against Fulham in the League Cup has been ruled out for over a month.The Belgian playmaker was substituted in the 85th minute of City’s 2-0 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday after opposing defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah landed heavily on his left knee.”Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered knee ligament damage in his left knee during Thursday night’s Carabao Cup fourth-round win over Fulham,” read a statement by the club.”The Belgian underwent scans on Friday at the CFA. No surgery is needed but he is expected to be out for between 5-6 weeks,” the statement read.When City manager Pep Guardiola was asked if the injury could have been avoided, he said, “No, I don’t think so. Football is football, it was dynamic game with a lot of contact and this sometimes happens.””Kevin is out and we are sad for him, nobody likes to have injured players but he will come back to the player he is and he will be fine. It is what it is but fortunately it is not surgery and he will be back,” he added.De Bruyne, who played a pivotal role in City’s record-breaking Premier League title triumph last term, has already spent six weeks out injured this season.The 27-year-old will now miss City’s Premier League clash with local rivals Manchester United on Nov. 11 as well as the rest of the Champions League group stages.Pep Guardiola’s City, currently top of the table with 26 points from 10 matches, host Southampton on Sunday.advertisement(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Notebook: OSU Unable to Overcome Mistakes,Turnovers in Loss to TCU

first_imgThen OSU’s defense had a chance to get the ball back with TCU in third and 4 with two and half minutes remaining before watching Darius Anderson score his third touchdown of the day.• The problem with praising the resiliency of this team is that I still think this team was too good to be down 20 points at home. There is nothing gained by hanging your hat on “we had a chance at the end.” This team and program should be far past that. It’s a good thing Pistol Pete only carries a six-shooter because OSU unloaded the whole thing into its foot.• TCU is now 2-4 against Oklahoma State since it joined the Big 12 in 2012. The one previous win was a a 42-9 drumming the Frogs put on that 2014 OSU team in Fort Worth. There were times when this game reminded me of that game. This was the Frogs’ first win in Stillwater since 1991 when Gundy was the quarterbacks coach at OSU.What’s next? As hard as it is to see right now, OSU still has a lot to play for this season. And there isn’t much time to hang head. Starting tomorrow, OSU has to prepare for what could be a fluky Saturday night game in Lubbock next week. Let’s hope we see what a pissed off Mason Rudolph and Co. can do with an appetite for tortillas.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! The Cowboys suffered a season-opening loss to a ranked opponent but there was little to feel good about inside Boone Pickens Stadium. In one of the crazier and sloppier games I can remember. The Cowboys still had a chance late but seemed intent on watching it slip through their fingers.Let’s break it down in the notebook.• Rumors became reality when it was announced that the entire right side of the offensive line was out for the game, with starting right guard Larry Williams out for the season with a broken leg. Teven Jenkins came in performed admirably for his age/experience level but the Cowboys’ senior Heisman candidate rarely had a clean pocket. Pass protection wasn’t elite before the loss of Crabtree/Williams but took a nose dive on Saturday.• Kenny Hill walked out on the turf and completed his first six passes as TCU marched right down Lewis Field on its opening drive. OSU held the Frogs to a field goal which was one of just a few moral victories for Glenn Spencer’s crew early.• TCU’s opening-possession score was the first OSU has given up in the first quarter so far this year. We had really hyped up this defense based on play against some bad offenses. I think we kind of knew that, but this really rubbed our noses in it. And I don’t think TCU is a “great” Big 12 offense. Hill was effective, but OSU’s defense bailed him out several times with missed assignments and costly penalties.• TCU was 6 for 6 in the red zone with three touchdowns and three field goals.• This was not one of the better games of Mason Rudolph’s career, but not all of the blame falls on his shoulders. TCU played the pass perfectly and most of the mistakes that weren’t attributed to poor protection were caused by great coverage. Several times he had no where to throw. A couple times that cost him a turnover.• Mason Rudolph got “out of his box” on a couple of plays. He was chased down for a strip sack after he should have thrown it away. Then there was the head-scratching interception to TCU defensive tackle Chris Bradley. Both turnovers turned into touchdowns for the Frogs.• Mike Yurcich got out of his box on one play in particular. With the Cowboys driving down the field late and with a chance to score and bring the game with in six, Rudolph through a backwards pass to his junior slot receiver. McCleskey threw a tight spiral… to TCU safety Nick Orr.I will never understand why you don’t hand it to Justice Hill or let your record-setting QB make a play. I understand that if it had worked we’d have done a separate post about how amazing it was and praised the gambler in Yurcich. But it didn’t work, and the risk was not worth it. The offense was 4 of 4 in the red zone all game and you were at the 23-yard line on first down.• OSU started the game with five-straight running plays and threw one pass on third and long before punting. Someone joked in our Slack chat that Gundy had taken over play-calling duties. Maybe he wanted to hide away his gem from Shippensburg. In the first half, OSU threw it 14 times to 16 rushes. In the second, while mostly down multiple TDs, the Cowboys threw it 28 times to 15 rushes.• The Cowboys fell victim to a couple of head-scratching calls and none more damning than the fumble recovered in the end zone that should have been a touchback but pushed TCU’s lead from 10 to 17 toward the end of the third quarter.Do those seven points make a difference at the end? Absolutely. But with the ease TCU had been moving the chains to that point, I didn’t think it was a game-breaker then, and I have a hard time giving it that much credit now.• A lot of props go to Gary Patterson who took away what the Cowboys like to do in the passing game. He was aided by the O-line injuries but I think he called one hell of a game. It’s okay to concede that TCU’s defense was good will simultaneously picking apart OSU’s flaws.• I still don’t understand what happened during TCU’s second possession. A muffed punt became a an illegal touching or maybe holding call… And then there were some phantom sky cam wires interfering with Kenny Hill’s lame duck?• Head-scratching mistakes littered this game. With OSU down 7-6 early in the second, another penalty — a facemask against Calvin Bundage — gave TCU another first down and Darius Anderson scored a 28-yard touchdown on the very next play to give TCU the 13-7 lead.• Penalties hamstrung the Cowboy defense in the first half. OSU was flagged for six fouls for 60 yards without a single call against TCU. What’s worse, it seemed like every single one gave TCU’s offense a shot in the arm. Twice OSU was called for a penalty that converted a third down for the Frogs. TCU drew four late flags to make this feel a little less like a lopsided visit to Allen Fieldhouse.• Special teams matter.• OSU got an interception by Tre Flowers just when it needed it, down 20-10 and with TCU approaching the red zone. It should have been a huge momentum play for the Cowboys. Unfortunately, they went three and out.• With just over seven minutes remaining in the game, OSU forced its own first three-and-out and its first official punt. The muffed/holding/no one knows what happened punt early was called back due to that OSU penalty.• There were several “the game was over when…” moments I jotted down to write about but OSU kept finding ways to get back in it. After the red-zone interception, the Cowboys came back again and after McCleskey caught a 34-yard pass to TCU’s 3-yard line, were able to score.What a catch. pic.twitter.com/FLCf4WyRKY— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 23, 2017last_img read more

Property Assessment Notices Sent

first_imgAssessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 22, to about 590,000 property owners in Nova Scotia. Provincially, the total value of property assessments is almost $69.1 billion, an increase of about 9.8 per cent from 2007. “The real estate market continued to be strong and this is reflected in rising property values,” said Lloyd MacLellan, senior director of operations and commercial valuation for Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “The residential sector is very strong.” Provincially, residential property values increased by 11.2 per cent and commercial assessments increased by 5.9 per cent from 2007. Notices of property assessments for most residential properties will include a personal identification number as well as an assessment account number. By entering the information on the assessment website, www.nsassessment.ca , owners can look up assessment information about their property. Those without Internet access can obtain the information and answers to assessment questions by calling 1-800-667-5727. Property owners may appeal the market-value assessment if they do not believe it is a reasonable estimate of market value as of Jan. 1, 2006. To appeal, the form on the bottom of the assessment notice must be filled out and returned to the regional assessment office by midnight Monday, Feb. 11. This is the first year where property owners did not have to apply to the Capped Assistance Program (CAP), a provincial program designed to protect Nova Scotia property owners from dramatic increases in market values. Last year, the CAP value was set at 10 per cent. Now, it is tied to the Nova Scotia Consumer Price Index which was 2.3 per cent this year. As a result, there were 278,338 properties capped this year, up from 32,721 properties last year. Where an assessment notice shows a taxable market value and a taxable CAP value, the municipality will calculate property tax on the lower of the two values.last_img read more

Hamilton police catch teens climbing out of strangers window

Two Hamilton teenagers have been arrested after they were caught climbing out of a stranger’s basement window. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Mar. 4, police responded to reports of a break and enter at a home on Julian Ave. near Barton St. East. Witnesses told investigators they saw two males forcing their way inside the front door of the home. When officers arrived on scene, they spotted the pair attempting to escape through the basement window. Two boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested and charged with break and enter. read more

Voyeurism charge laid against Saskatoon man accused of recording in womens gas

Saskatoon police investigate allegations of cellphone camera voyeurism in gas station bathroom A 25-year-old man accused of recording females as they used a gas station washroom is scheduled to appear next month in Saskatoon provincial court on a voyeurism charge.After consulting with prosecutors, Saskatoon police laid the charge in connection with an incident on Sept. 1. On Friday, city police said the gas station employee turned himself in on Thursday night.The 25-year-old is scheduled to appear Oct. 15 in provincial court.Police said investigators are still attempting to get a search warrant to access the content of a cellphone that was allegedly hidden in the ceiling of the gas station’s washroom.According to police, a 29-year-old woman reported seeing the camera of a cellphone visible through a damaged ceiling tile in the washroom at the gas station in the 400 block of Circle Drive East. Police were called around 12:10 p.m.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.In a media release, police said the woman told officers she believed a man working at the gas station had recorded her, as well as four young females, while they were using the washroom. She told police the man displayed “suspicious behaviour” before they entered the room, police said in the release.Police arrested a 25-year-old Saskatoon man who was inside the gas station, and seized his cellphone. He was later released.A representative of Parkland Fuel Corporation, the company that owns Fas Gas Plus, which operates the gas station where the incident is alleged to have occurred, said in a statement that it is aware of the allegations. A spokesman said the company is co-operating with police and that the employee in question was immediately suspended by the retailer, pending the police investigation.Related read more

Lawyer Tracy Morgan suffered severe brain injury in crash uncertain if hell

by David Porter, The Associated Press Posted Nov 18, 2014 12:03 am MDT Lawyer: Tracy Morgan suffered severe brain injury in crash, uncertain if he’ll be who he was TRENTON, N.J. – Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was,” his lawyer said Tuesday.Benedict Morelli said the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, in addition to a broken leg, nose and ribs.“He’s fighting to get better, and if there’s a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he’s going to try to do that,” Morelli said. “But we just don’t know because of the severity of the injuries that he sustained and the fact that he had such a severe brain injury.”Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan’s lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., whose truck was involved in the crash. Morgan wasn’t at Tuesday’s proceeding, during which lawyers met with the judge to settle on a schedule.A Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van that was carrying Morgan and several friends on their way back from a show in Delaware. One person was killed, and three others were injured, two seriously. Morgan spent several weeks in a hospital and in rehab.Morelli didn’t discuss specific aspects of Morgan’s condition but said he hasn’t fully recovered.“When you have a traumatic brain injury it takes a very long time to find out how you’re going to do and how much you’re going to recover,” Morelli said. “You just don’t know. So that’s where he is. He’s still fighting and trying to live his life at the same time and trying to get better, and he’s just not better. We’re hoping and praying to get him back to where he was. But the jury’s out.”A comedy series Morgan was to have begun filming in August for FX Network was put on hold after the accident.Morgan sued for punitive and compensatory damages. In a response to the lawsuit filed in late September, Wal-Mart contended the victims’ injuries were partly due to the fact that they weren’t wearing seatbelts.Attorneys representing Wal-Mart didn’t comment after Tuesday’s proceeding.Georgia truck driver Kevin Roper, who is not named in Morgan’s lawsuit, was charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto in state court. Last Friday, he filed to have Morgan’s lawsuit delayed while that case proceeds. That matter is scheduled to be ruled on next month.A preliminary investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board released in June said Roper was driving 65 mph in the minute before he slammed into the back of the van. The speed limit on that stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike is 55 mph but was lowered to 45 mph that night because of construction. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

EHF CUP MT Melsungen secure TOP 8 spot

The only team who secured the TOP 8 spot in the Men’s EHF Cup after four matches of the group phase is German MT Melsungen. DKB Bundesliga team celebrated easily the fourth victory over Hungarian Balatonfuredi 29:23 and win the necessary eight points.GROUP A:Gorenje – Pfadi Winterthur 30:26HSV Handball – Haslum 36:26STANDINGS:HSV 6Gorenje 6Pfadi Winterthur 2Haslum 2GROUP B:HCM Constanta – BM Granollers 28:27Sankt Petersburg – TT Holstebro todaySTANDINGS:TT Holstebro 5BM Granollers 5HCM Constanta 3Sankt Petersburg 1GROUP C:Fuchse Berlin – Skjern 29:24FC Porto – RK Vojvodina 29:23STANDINGS:Fuchse Berlin 6Skjern 6FC Porto 4Vojvodina 0GROUP D:MT Melsungen – Balatonfuredi 29:23Eskilstuna Guif – RK Nexe 33:24STANDINGS:MT Melsungen 8Nexe 4Guif 3Balatonfuredi 1PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/MT.Melsungen MT Melsungen ← Previous Story W VS V: Rocha to miss Vardar – Brumen doubtful for Wisla Next Story → Baltic F4 in Kehra – Serviti Polva win regular part of the season read more

Meet a woman whos dancing her way out of feeling like an

first_imgSource: LUCA TRUFFARELLICAOIMHÍN O RAGHALLAIGH is one of traditional music’s leading lights, and for his latest project he has teamed up with two dancers and a fellow musician to work with one of Ireland’s most promising young choreographers.What’s intriguing about this project is that O Raghallaigh (The Gloaming and This is how we fly) and Bryan O’Connell (Si Schroeder) have no background in dance – but dancer and choreographer Liv O’Donoghue has chosen them to star in her latest show, Hear Me Sing Your Song.The collaboration sees O’Connell and Ó Raghallaigh also create the music for the piece, while dancing with Maria Nilsson Waller and Clare Brzezicki.Adding a further layer of interest to the show is the fact it is based on O’Donoghue’s experiences as growing up half Irish and half Norwegian.And then there’s the cameo performance that each show will feature, bringing yet another interesting element to the Hear Me Sing Your Song.The show will be performed alongside the duet With Raised Arms (starring O’Donoghue and O’Connell) at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin from 9 – 12 July.This is the show’s second time on tour, but its first ‘proper’ appearance on an Irish stage. Last year, they presented an early stage of it at Project Arts Centre, before taking it on a mini tour of Austria and Italy. Source: LUCA TRUFFARELLI“In a way this is its real premiere, or its Irish premiere at least,” said O’Donoghue.I feel like in a way I’ve given the piece away to the performers – it’s really their show now. They put so much of themselves into the work. They were working with their own memories and ideas of things.While the two trained dancers in the show might have “muscle memory”, O’Donoghue mused that it could be different for O’Connell and Ó Raghallaigh.Why create a show with two musicians?“I wanted to have a show where I worked with some dancers but also some untrained dancers,” said O’Donoghue.“Caoimhín and Bryan had never danced before and I was interested in making a show that is more about people and something more human than a really beautiful ethereal dance show,” continued the choreographer.“I wanted to see some vulnerability and as a way for the audience to see something of themselves.”The cameo performer brings a further interesting element – again, they aren’t professional dancers.They come in, do four hours of rehearsal, and then take to the stage with the rest of the performers. Their presence means that the show “would never settle in a way – there’s always a strange presence or another person. It keeps the cast on their toes”.Family storyHear Me Sing Your Song is based on O’Donoghue’s family story.“I’m Irish-Norwegian – my mum’s Norwegian and my father is Irish,” she explained. “I wanted to make a piece that addressed that duality of having a mixed heritage. Of not feeling here or there, feeling like an outsider to an extent in both places.”The piece explores a place that has no culture, and asks: “What would happen if you dropped strangers there. How would they work together, live together, communicate? What would the language be? How would those people fit together?”The dancers work through the tensions of different people trying to work things out together, which in a way reflects how they are working in real life.“They had to work out this unity amongst themselves. This cameo joining them every day is constantly keeping this alive,” said O’Donoghue.When asked how dance helps her to explore issues like identity, home, and place, O’Donoghue answered:I think there’s something about the ambiguity of movement or dance that everybody sees it slightly differently. With a good dance show the audience feels that they can recognise something about themselves.She added: “You might be able to see something through this physical struggle or vulnerabilities – you can reflect something of yourselves onto the movement or ideas”.For her, dance and movement is a universal thing, and having people in the show who aren’t trained dancers serves to highlight this.A second piece being performed before Hear Me Sing Your Song is With Raised Arms, which stars O’Donoghue and O’Connell. O’Connell plays a theatre technician (a former job of his) who interrupts the show put on by O’Donoghue. Source: Liv O’Donoghue/VimeoO’Connell acts as a bridge between the audience and people.Dancing isn’t a lucrative career, and “it’s a tricky job to stay on top of and earn a living”, said O’Donoghue. She does this by taking on a range of projects, and said “you have to be willing to do everything and able to do anything”.But despite the cutbacks and hardships, she said there are exciting things happening in Irish dance, with “really cool things happening” and supports like DanceHouse available.There’s a “brilliant infrastucture” there, and once that’s there, “people are willing to make the work happen”.Read: Ponydance: Sexy, fun, irreverent… here’s why you need to see these dancers>VIDEO: Turning stories of addiction and trauma into a powerful dance show>VIDEO: The secrets behind the scenes at the ballet>last_img read more

Steam opens up to freetoplay MMORPGs

first_imgValve announced yesterday that five free-to-play MMOs would arrive on Steam this week. Steam already carries a number of MMOs, but this is the first time free-to-play (F2P) titles will be available in the digital download store. Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA) will be the launch titles, all of which are available now.All of the games may be available, but each of the five launch titles will host in-game events and specials to celebrate the Steam launch. Each game will also offer special in-game content to players who try the “F2P game of the day” on Steam, starting with Spiral Knights on Wednesday the 15th and concluding with AVA on Sunday the 19th. You can find all of the games in Steam’s new F2P category.AdChoices广告Gamers have been able to buy and download traditional subscription-based MMOs for years now through Steam, but this is the first time free-to-play games have appeared. The move is partially in response to the growing F2P industry, and also in response to other digital download stores that offer F2P games in their catalogs.Since free-to-play MMOs rely on micro-transactions for revenue, Valve has made the same back-end purchasing system used by Steam for game sales, DLC sales, and other premium content available to F2P game publishers. This means that gamers will be able to buy upgraded armor, skills, or any other premium offering in their favorite F2P MMO the same way they buy hats and weapons in Team Fortress 2, or a map pack for their favorite first-person shooter.These five launch titles won’t be the last free-to-play games to land in Steam. Valve has indicated that additional titles are on the way, and that they’re more than welcome in the Steam catalog.Read more at Steampowered via GamePoliticslast_img read more

Inflatable Moes Tavern Is A Dive Bar For Your Back Yard

first_img 19 out of 20 kids say that inflatables are a ton of fun. The numbers are about the same with adults, except they typically say they’re fun after showing the kids why there’s a weight limit warning. If only there were more inflatables out there designed for adults!Well, it turns out there are… you just have to know where to look. Some of them are pretty darned awesome, too, like this inflatable Moe’s Tavern. It’s a little piece of Springfield that you can blow up in your very own backyard!Yes, thanks to the whimsical minds at Inflatable.pub you too can now drown your workday sorrows like Homer, Lenny, Carl, and Barney have for the past two decades. You and up to 59 of your closest friends (or a random assemblage of drinkers) should have no problem fitting inside. The Inflate-a-Moe’s measures 23 feet square and stands almost 12 feet high.For a fully authentic experience, you’ll have to purchase a bunch of extra stuff — Inflatable.pub just provides the easy-to-set-up shell. On a good note, a bar, some stools, a giant mirror, a broken TV, and an old pool table will probably cost you less money than the inflatable.It’s not on sale yet, but when orders open it’ll cost you $4500 plus shipping. If you don’t have that kind of cash laying around you can probably get a loan. Just make sure you have collateral, so the lender doesn’t have to break your legs in advance.There’s no word yet on whether Inflatables.pub plans to do an upscale inflatable Meaux or a kid-friendly Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag… Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on targetlast_img read more

Shawn Michaels has no interest in a return to the ring, Brock Lesnar added…

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterest WhatsApp Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next should return as a manager to speak for wrestlers who aren’t too good on the mic, Blassie did it, Fuji did it, Heenan……..now that tradition is more buried than a HHH opponent 15 yrs ago Videos Articles Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move Shawn Michaels has no interest in a return to the ringTMZ Sports is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels where he revealed he has no interest in returning to the ring for WWE including rumors of a possible one-time comeback at the Royal Rumble PPV in his hometown of San Antonio.Brock Lesnar added to final RAW before the Royal RumbleWWE.com is now advertising Brock Lesnar for the final episode of WWE RAW before the Royal Rumble on January 23 in Cleveland, Ohio. Goldberg is also advertised as well.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Google+ Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Twitter Seth Rollins Wayne Martin Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions January 12, 2017 at 9:26 pm WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Lightrail funding studied

first_imgA state-appointed transit panel on Wednesday cautioned C-Tran leaders against banking too much on fares to pay for operating light rail in Vancouver.The panel’s take comes as C-Tran looks for light rail funding options that don’t require a sales tax increase — the path C-Tran had long assumed until recently. It also comes just a day after C-Tran board members called for more study of fares as a possible solution.The board asked what kind of numbers it would take for fares to cover most or all of the light-rail system’s annual operating cost. C-Tran has assumed a cost recovery rate of 40 percent through fares. But even that might be generous, according to the review panel.“Forty percent is very optimistic to begin with,” said Mike Normand, an Arizona state transit director and one of five panel members. “To go beyond that, I think, is not realistic.”The state-mandated expert review panel was formed earlier this year to look at C-Tran’s high-capacity transit plans as the agency moves toward a possible November ballot measure to help pay for them. The process centers around two proposals: a possible bus rapid transit line on Vancouver’s Fourth Plain corridor, and a light-rail extension to Clark College planned as part of the $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing project.The group wrapped up its second two-day visit to Vancouver this week. It’s expected to return for a third visit next month and submit a final report to C-Tran leaders by the end of June.last_img read more

Toy drive for migrant children held in Homestead

first_imgHOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – A toy drive held in Homestead, Saturday, aimed to brighten the holidays for migrant children.Members of SoMi Fitness teamed up with the social services organization “enFamilia” for their eighth annual toy drive at Waterstone Charter School. They were able to give toys and food to more than 200 children from Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. @somifitness annual toy drive benefiting migrant community. #homestead @wsvn pic.twitter.com/7liak2MKxH— Vivian Gonzalez (@VivianGonzalez7) December 16, 2017 We want to thank each and everyone that donated, participated, came out today to join in the 8th… https://t.co/4D1RGN3OOp— SoMi Fitness (@somifitness) December 16, 2017“We wanted to make an impact for the migrant children,” said SoMi Fitness trainer Unni Greene. “It was a big, bad year with the hurricane and everything, and we decided to benefit as many kids as we could.”center_img 7Weather meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez was on hand to help the families and spread some holiday cheer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

GVMC officials demolish TDP Ex MLAs building in Visakhapatnam

first_imgVisakhapatnam: The GVMC officials have demolished the building which belongs to TDP former MLA Peela Govind over-identifying it as an illegal construction in Visakhapatnam. Going into details, the TDP leader Peela Govind has built a multi-storied building on the main road in Dwaraka Nagar here in the city. However, the officials have raised objections that the construction was done without proper permission by occupying the drain. Not only that, in spite of issuing several notices earlier, there was no response from the owner. In this context, the officials have started the building demolition on Saturday morning, which led to tension situation in Dwaraka Nagar. The police were deployed in large number to control the situation in the area.last_img read more

Mapping the nuclear pore complex 15 billion years of innovation

first_imgNuclear Pore Complex. Credit: studyblue.com Journal information: PLoS Biology (Phys.org)—If asked to describe the differences between humans and frogs, a child might say that one hops and rib-its while the other walks and talks. If we ask that same child how to build a frog, they will probably need a few minutes with Google. Assuming they are good, they might find that for humans you start with a diameter of 5.2nm for their nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), while for frogs the parameter you use is 10.7nm. That one detail determines a lot about what is possible in the cell, and therefore the entire organism. © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. New findings help explain how molecules are speedily transported into and out of the cell’s nucleus The reason for going into all this detail here is that to understand where Eukaryotes came from we need to understand the partitioning of the cell. The origins of NPCs (and therefore the nucleus) is only half the equation. The other half is mitochondria. The link between the two is established when we realize that in unloading almost all their DNA to the nucleus, the mitochondria had to solve much the same re-localization problem that the NPC translocators have to solve. To get their own protein products, now encoded and made by the host cell, mitochondria developed an analogous (but different) double membrane system of import/export translocators known as the Tim-Tom and Sam families of proteins. In chloroplasts, these are known as the Tic-Toc translocators. The kicker is, if we take Nick Lane’s word for it, the NPC first evolved because of the pressures applied by the acquisition of the mitochondria:Namely, the NPCs served to fence out the ribosomes from the nucleus so that the relatively slow operating spliceosomal machinery had time to work on the many rogue introns and newly acquired endosymbiont genes which managed to get mitochondrial localization sequences appended to themselves.The remarkable thing that the Rockefeller group found in their studies from the dawn of eukaryotes is that despite retaining a similar composition of important protein motifs and domains, there were gaping architectural dissimilarities between opisthokonts (yeast and vertebrates), and a group of creatures known as trypanosomes. The trypanosomes are known for many things, not least of which is being the parasites responsible for Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness. A key feature is that as a class, they have highly evolved (and degenerate as the case may be) mitochondria. The other peculiar thing about trypanosome mitochondria is their extensive use of RNA editing, typically of uracil. Some of their degenerate mitochondria have lost all their tRNA genes and must import them to translate protein. Other trypanosome mitochondria have lost their entire coding capacity altogether, and serve mainly as organelles to synthesize iron sulfur clusters or other eclectic products. At the other extreme, many trypanosomes have a huge specialized mitochondria known as a kinetoplast, which services their primary flagellum using a unique system of mini- and maxi- DNA circles. These circle parse and replicate the mtDNA in a highly evolved way not seen in any othr known organism. Incidentally, the name of opisthoconts, (of which we are one) comes from “opistho-” or “behind”, and “-kont” meaning flagellum. Most primitive creatures like trypanosomes (“trypano” means “to bore”), actually swim backwards, pulling themselves along by the corkscrew action of their flagellum. Only when things get too crowded, like in thickened blood, do they reverse gears and back out.Among the critical conserved components that the researchers in all eukaryote NUPs were the major protein folds on the core scaffold Nups lining the main pore. The Nups form the two inner rings which are in turn sandwiched between two outer rings. They contain folds known as α-solenoids and β-barrels or propellers. The importance of these folds is increasingly appreciated as they continue be found at the heart of many newly determined protein crystal structures. The mitochondrial Tom and Sam translocases have them, as do various vesicle coat proteins, including clathrin/adaptin, COPI, and COPII proteins. The authors note that these proteins share architectural characteristics with outer ring Nups, and hint at a common ancestry between the endomembrane trafficking system and the NPC. This so-called ‘proto-coatomer hypothesis’ further suggests that key components of the cell’s secretory system took origin by virtue of their ability to bend membranes, a key first step in the assembly of the pore.The further one goes out from the core, the less one finds NPC features conserved in the various clades across the millennia. Many peripheral proteins which interact with the core, like the importins and exportins which bind the localization signals and adapters, similarly tend to diverge. This general trend seems to closely parallel the predictable complexification of other major assemblies in the cell. For example, we recently detailed how comparative phylogenetics has unmasked the conserved cores of the ribosome, common enzyme complexes, ion channels, and the GTP coupling so essential to everything from the NPC cycle to olfactory reception. One specific feature seemingly unique to NPCs the authors found is a loss of an initial symmetry over time: in the ancestral condition it seems that the phenylalanine-glycine (FG) repeats responsible for the selective permeability barrier were fairly uniformly distributed. Over time, creatures from yeasts to man developed a critical asymmetric distribution, favoring FG repeats on either the nuclear or cytoplasmic side. The significance and ubiquity of a tiny feature like this has yet to be seen, however in the protein business, today’s anecdote is frequently tomorrow’s canonical motif. In a recent paper published in Plos Biology, researchers from Rockefeller university went fishing for various NPC ‘interactomes’ in order to trace of the origins and 1.5 billion year evolutionary history of Eukaryotes. The interactome is exactly what it sounds like: any exhaustive set of molecules that can be connected with thin black lines in a figure in a research paper. Practically speaking, this meant starting with a few fluorescently-tagged versions of known core nuclear pore component proteins (called nucleoporins or Nups), and ‘walking out’ from there using affinity capture and mass spectrometry to identify other proteins that stick.While there are plenty of contenders for the title of world’s greatest protein complex—the ribosome, proteosome, ATPase, and centromere for example—the NPC may be the mightiest of all. At an undisputed 50 MEGADaltons (124 for the mammalian), the NPC contains about 500 subunits comprised of some 30 different Nups. Rather than splashed together like a respiratory complex, the NPC is carefully assembled into an 8-fold symmetric structure that rivets the double nuclear membrane together. To give some idea of the budget that cells are on, the nucleus might have 2000 NPCs (more if mitosis is coming), each ferrying consumables at a rate of 1000 translocations per second.What exactly is a translocation you might ask, and who gets to go in or out? That depends on a lot of things, like that minimum pore size we mentioned above. Although there is no hard and fast size limit to what can pass through by unaided diffusion, things slow down considerably for proteins at around 60kDa. Above that, translocation doesn’t become energy dependent per say, but ultimately the ferryman needs to get paid with the hydrolysis of two GTP each time the turnstyle turns. The way it works is neatly described by something known as the Ran-GTP cycle. Many folks are familiar with the idea of gradients across membranes (usually electrical, proton, sodium or other ion), which are harnessed to power auxiliary movements. The Ran cycle is said to run on a Ran protein gradient where the concentration of the GTP bound form is high inside. and GDP bound form is low outside the nucleus. The tricky part is biasing the pore to get things moving in the right direction. Ribosomes and mRNAs made in the nucleus need to get out, while nuclear proteins translated in the cytoplasm need to get in. These affairs are all neatly enforced by an expansive array of adapters which recognize and bind canonical nucleic acid cytoplasmic localization sequences on the former, and amino acid nuclear localization sequences on the later. Citation: Mapping the nuclear pore complex: 1.5 billion years of innovation (2016, February 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-nuclear-pore-complex-billion-years.html Explore further More information: Richard Robinson. The Trypanosome Nuclear Pore Reveals 1.5 Billion Years of Similarities and Differences, PLOS Biology (2016). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002366Samson O. Obado et al. Interactome Mapping Reveals the Evolutionary History of the Nuclear Pore Complex, PLOS Biology (2016). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002365last_img read more

Mamata writes to Gadkari over fund crunch for NH works

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Union minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, raising the issue of “inadequate” allotment of fund by his ministry “for vital National Highway works”.As only a minimum percentage of the total project cost was allocated, the Chief Minister has stated in the letter that the allocation of the fund is “not only extremely inadequate, but is also devoid of any justification.”Highlighting the issue of “extremely inadequate” fund for the project, Banerjee also urged the Union minister to allot the remaining amount, so that Bengal doesn’t get “deprived”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe state government had sent a draft plan to the Centre for construction of roads and bridges under National Highways in Bengal and the project is worth Rs 1,499.62 crore for the year 2018-19. But the Centre has allotted only Rs 153 crore to Bengal for the National Highway works.Stating that the allotment “is one of the lowest among all the states of the country”, Banerjee wrote: “Our government had sent a draft plan for road/bridge works under National Highways in West Bengal for Rs 1,499.62 crore, for the year 2018-19. You will appreciate that allocation of only Rs 153 crore against such a plan is not only extremely inadequate, but is also devoid of any justification.” Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPShe further maintained in the letter: “In view of the above, I would request you to kindly allot the balance amount for vital National Highway works for the year 2018-19, so as to ensure justice in the matter and also not to deprive West Bengal.”Banerjee has also stated in the letter that Rs 2,096.70 crore and Rs 1,605.85 crore was allotted by the Centre for Bengal in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years under the same head.It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had earlier repeatedly criticised the Centre for slashing its allocation for different projects.There are 28 such projects, for which the Centre has reduced its share of fund. But the Mamata banerjee government has continued the projects, so that people do not get deprived of the benefits.last_img read more