Footballer Peter Crouch and model wife Abbey Clancy have no time for romance

first_imgFormer England football star Peter Crouch’s wife Abbey Clancy has said that the very-much-in-love couple are finding it tough to make time for each other now – with their three children always around them. Clancy, 32, also juggles with her modelling work, TV career and fashion line. In an interview with Britain’s MailOnline, she confessed it’s all rather tedious but manageable.Related News Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Clancy and Peter are proud parents to Sophia, seven, Liberty, three, and 10-month-old Johnny. A typical day is almost fully dedicated to the kids. “We get up around six, go down, have breakfast. I make three different types because no one will eat the same thing. Then it’s homework for Sophia. In between, I give Johnny his porridge and off to school. Then, we must eat all the kids’ left overs and clean the kitchen,” explained Clancy. It’s obviously tough to keep the romance alive. “We book to go to the cinema or dinner but once we have put the kids to bed, we are so tired, we just go to bed,” she said. Clancy revealed that the couple have reduced partying too because, “hangovers with three babies is not an ideal combination.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as managerlast_img read more

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Mariah Carey steps out with backup dancer sans engagement ring

first_imgLos Angeles, Oct 31 (PTI) Singer Mariah Carey was spotted with her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka at a restaurant following her split from fiance James Packer.The 46-year-old star and Tanaka were joined by her manager Stella Bulochnikov at celeb hot spot Catch, reported AceShowbiz.The singer replaced her engagement band with her trademark butterfly ring. She donned a black outfit with sunglasses and diamond accessories, while Tanaka sported a long-sleeved white t-shirt and jeans. They were all smiles during the outing.”Mariah was in a very good mood. She seemed like she wanted to be seen with Bryan Tanaka,” a source said. PTI SSN SHDlast_img

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ISL: Kerala sail into semis, beat NorthEast 1-0

first_imgKerala Blasters booked their ticket to the semi-finals in style, forcing a 1-0 victory over NorthEast United FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.The match was a virtual quarter-final as the victorius team was poised to advance to the semis. Kerala will face Delhi while Mumbai City FC will take on Atletico de Kolkata in the two-leg semi-final.Striker CK Vineeth continued his rich form with the winner in the 66th minute to show their rivals, who needed to win in order to topple Kerala, the door. Vineeth became the highest Indian scorer in the process with five strikes to his name.Mohammed Rafi came closest to doubling the margin in the dying minutes of the match when his header was deflected on to the crosspiece by goalkeeper Graham Stack.Kerala were without the services of Josue Currais Prieto and midfielder Mehtab Hossain, who was replaced by Azrack Mahamat, NorthEast missed Nicolas Velez.In the fourth minute, the hosts had a chance to nose ahead when Duckens Nazon picked up the ball down the left channel and dribbled inside the box, but his effort found Rehenesh palming the ball out.NorthEast’s Seityasen Singh looked good down the flanks, constantly testing the rival defenders with incisive runs.At halftime, it was goalless.NorthEast’s Emiliano Alfaro had two good chances after the break near the hour mark, the second one being a one-on-one situation with goalkeeper Graham Stack after Seityasen Singh had set the Uruguayan up.advertisementKerala soon took the lead through Vineeth. The local lad, in prime form, netted his fifth goal in six matches with a crisp strike from just inside the box cutting in to his left and scoring at the far post with superb placement.It was all Kerala thereafter as they strung together a flurry of attacks and came close to doubling their lead as substitute Antonio German found Rehenesh parrying away his stinging shot.For the visitors, Seityasen and Romaric tried hard to level proceedings with Alfaro coming closest with an effort with fizzed off the post.last_img read more

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Jallikattu row: These Tamil films reflected the current situation earlier

first_imgSince the start of this year, jallikattu is one issue that has spawned several controversies and opinions. The issue caught the interests of national media after veteran actor Kamal Haasan’s famous ‘biryani’ remark.Speaking at India Today Conclave South 2017, Kamal Haasan voiced in favour of the sport and said, “If you want a ban on jallikattu, let’s also ban biryani.”After Kamal Haasan’s statement, several Kollywood celebrities including superstar Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya, Dhanush and Simbu have vehemently supported the traditional Tamil sport.ALSO READ: Khaidi No 150 box-office collection- Chiranjeevi’s film emerges winner in US ALSO READ: SS Rajamouli’s letter to Gautamiputra Satakarni director Krish: I am possessed by your filmALSO READ: Jallikattu row- Rajinikanth to Vijay, who said whatTamil Nadu witnessed a never-before-seen massive state-wide protests over the last few days. Several eminent personalities have appreciated the youngsters for conducting a peaceful, yet powerful protests at Marina Beach in Chennai.As pro-jallikattu supporters continue to show solidarity with the bull-taming sport, here are the Tamil films that perfectly reflected the current situation of Tamil Nadu.Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988):Directed by Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee K Balachander, Unnal Mudiyum Thambi, which was a remake of the Telugu film Rudraveena, tells the story of the ideological differences between Udhayamoorthy (Kamal Haasan), a socialist, and his father Bilahari Marthandam Pillai (Gemini), a Carnatic music maestro. Just like jallikattu protests, in the film, Udhayamoorthy and his followers transform their village by spearheading the Silent Revolution Society, which battles against social evils such as casteism and alcoholism.advertisementRamanaa (2002):Touted as a vigilante thriller, the film received unanimous positive response from critics and fans. Ramanaa is probably the best film that reflects the current situation in Tamil Nadu, thanks to AR Murugadoss for writing a solid story. Apart from the poignant dialogues, Ramanaa will be remembered for the scene where its protagonist, played by Vijayakanth, explains the power of students. His heart-warming speech in the climax of the film left the audience with teary-eyed.Aayutha Ezhuthu (2004):Directed by Mani Ratnam, the film follows a series of three stories of different personalities that intertwine in the climax. Apart from its solid core, Aayutha Ezhuthu had a superb portion between a student leader Michael Vasanth (Suriya) and politician Selvanayagam (Bharathiraja). The film had a lot to do with students entering into politics. Notably, the climax scene, which had Selvanayagam welcoming Michael in the assembly meeting, was circulated on the internet.Kaththi (2014):Kaththi dealt with rampant issues like farmer suicides and the impact of globalisation. Despite emerging as the highest grossing Tamil film of 2014, Kaththi was highly appreciated for a scene in the second half, which had farmers and Vijay protesting against corporates. In jallikattu too, people have voiced against corporate organisations like PETA, PepsiCo and Unilever to name a few.VIP (2014):Since the start of the protest, number of people who thronged at Marina, swelled up to a mammoth proportion with every passing day. Of course, one of the main reasons for the success jallikattu protests is the effective use of social media. People circulated messages, memes and videos on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. In Velai Illa Pattathari, Raghuvaran (Dhanush) uses social media as a tool to gather hordes of unemployed engineers to lock horns with the business tycoon.last_img read more

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RAGBRAI RIDERS ENJOY IOWA’S COUNTRYSIDE AND FOOD

first_imgDAY TWO OF RAGBRAI SAW PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AS THOUSANDS OF BIKE RIDERS PEDALED OUT OF SPENCER, IOWA MONDAY MORNING AND HEADED FOR ALGONA.PAT BALDWIN OF OKLAHOMA IS MAKING HIS TENTH TRIP ACROSS THE STATE ON THE REGISTER’S ANNUAL GREAT BIKE RIDE ACROSS IOWA:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RAG.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……PICK OF IOWA. :17CINDY DEITZ IS BIKING WITH BALDWIN ON HER FIRST RAGBRAI.SHE WANTS TO SAMPLE SOME WELL KNOWN FOODS ON HER RIDE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RAG2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………STEAK SANDWICH (LAUGHS) :06ONE PARTICIPANT SUFFERED A MEDICAL EMERGENCY SUNDAY ON DAY ONE WHILE PEDALING NEAR ALTON.THAT PERSON WAS TRANSPORTED TO AN ORANGE CITY HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE.HIS NAME AND CONDITION WERE NOT AVAILABLE.THE BIKE RIDE WRAPS UP SATURDAY, JULY 29TH IN WAUKON.last_img read more

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Star Bulk Nabs 16Strong Bulker Fleet

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Capital Link Dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has entered into a deal to acquire 16 vessels from entities affiliated with Augustea Atlantica SpA and York Capital Management in an all-share transaction.The 16-strong fleet includes five Newcastlemaxes / Capesize vessels, two Mini Capesize vessels, eight Post Panamax / Kamsarmax vessels and one Ultramax vessel of 4.5 years of average age, built mainly in Japan and Korea.Under the terms of the acquisition, Star Bulk has agreed to issue approximately 10.5 million common shares to the sellers, equal to approximately 14.1 pct of Star Bulk’s common shares after the closing of the acquisition.In addition, the Athens-based shipowner will assume debt of USD 310 million.The consideration to be paid will be determined based on the average vessel valuations by independent vessel appraisers and is subject to adjustments for cash, debt and capex on the closing date, the company explained.As informed, an entity affiliated with family members of the company’s CEO, Petros Pappas, is a passive minority investor in three of the 16 acquired vessels. “ Combined with attractive bank financing, we believe that the transaction will be accretive to our shareholders. Star Bulk will continue to be a consolidator in the dry bulk industry,” Petros Pappas, Chief Executive Officer of Star Bulk, commented.“The vessels will be acquired by a non-recourse fully-owned subsidiary of Star Bulk. Upon completion of the transaction, it is expected that Mr. Raffaele Zagari will join the Board of Directors of Star Bulk. I am confident that Raffaele with his 25 years of shipping experience, will be a valuable asset in the development of our company.” The acquisition is expected to be consummated in the second quarter of 2018 and remains subject to the execution of definitive finance agreements and customary closing conditions.The technical management of the 16 vessels will remain with an entity affiliated with Augustea Atlantica, while commercial management will be taken over by Star Bulk.On a fully delivered basis, Star Bulk will have a fleet of 90 vessels, with an aggregate capacity of 10.2 million dwt.last_img read more

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RJD leader asks Nitish Kumar to join Grand Alliance

first_imgPatna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Monday asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to join the Grand Alliance. Singh, a former Union Minister, said Nitish Kumar, who is also the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief, should join hands with the non-BJP parties to fight against the saffron party. “He (Nitish Kumar) will surely switch sides but no one can predict when will he do that or what will he say. This has happened several times earlier. It’s not surprising… All I want is that everyone should come together against the BJP,” he told the media. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Singh’s offer comes a day after Nitish Kumar inducted eight JD-U MLAs as Cabinet Ministers, leaving out the Bharatiya Janata Party, leading to speculation of a rift between the two allies. The Cabinet expansion on Sunday came two days after the JD-U chief decided that his party won’t join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government because it was offered just one seat — a “symbolic” representation. However, JD-U leader and a newly-inducted Minister, Neeraj Kumar has strongly reacted against Singh’s statement. “No one listens to Raghuvansh Singh in his own party. His statement has no meaning,” Neeraj Kumar told the media. He also clarified that there were no differences or split in the BJP-led NDA in Bihar, of which the JD-U is a part.last_img read more

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Video: Alleged Algerian Soldiers Inhumanly Humiliate Sub-Saharan Migrants

Rabat – A video circulating on social media on Wednesday exposes alleged members of the Algerian army as they were forcing Sub-Saharan migrants to slap each others.The video shows three migrants sitting on the floor as they were receiving orders from individuals wearing the uniform of the Algerian army.The footage published on December 19 on Youtube, shows the soldiers as they are asking the three migrants to slap each others.When one of the migrants refused to be slapped, a soldier hits him with a baton. At one point, you can hear one of the army members insulting the migrants and asking them to hit each other harder, all the while enjoying the inhuman show.It has not been too long that the world celebrated the International Migrants Day. Monday marks this day, as many associations and NGOs revealed reports on sub-Saharan migrants and their sufferings.In October, authorities rounded up Algerians in and around Algiers and  deported around 3000 sub-Saharan migrants to Niger since August 25, reported Human Rights Watch. The migrants, who were deported include people who worked for years in the country, families and pregnant women.In September Algerian authorities started to arbitrarily arresting sub-Saharan migrants in Algiers, capital of Algeria. According to a research conducted by the human rights organization Amnesty International, the arrests were made on the basis of “racial profiling as they did not seek to ascertain whether the migrants had the right to stay in the country, either by checking their passports or other documents.”For Amnesty’s North Africa Research Director Heba Morayef, “there can be no justification for rounding up and forcibly deporting hundreds of people based on the color of their skin or their assumed country of origin- a blatant case of mass racial profiling.”Human Rights Watch added that Algerian authorities rounded up more than 1400 migrants and deported at least several hundred across the border into Niger since December 1. read more

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WatchTrans Mountain pipeline plan coming by end of month possibly guided by

OTTAWA — A senior federal source says the Liberals are considering hiring a former top judge to guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The Federal Court of Appeal last month quashed the approval given to the project, saying the consultation with Indigenous communities wasn’t good enough and criticizing the lack of attention paid to the environmental impact of increased tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia.The Liberals are still considering whether to appeal the decision, but are looking at how they can do what the court said was lacking in order to get the pipeline work back underway.‘All options are on the table’: Ottawa not ruling out appeal, new legislation in Trans Mountain debacle‘Vietnam-like quagmire’: Months of work ahead as Liberals plan to get Trans Mountain back on trackThink it’s hard to build big projects in Canada now? Wait till you see the Liberals’ new billAn official close to the plan says that includes possibly hiring a former senior judge, possibly a retired Supreme Court of Canada justice, to advise on what would constitute meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities to satisfy the conditions of the court.The Liberals intend to announce the next steps before the end of September.The government wants to have the pipeline’s fate decided within the next six to eight months before the next federal election and also before Alberta’s provincial election in May. read more

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Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials

Oregon set to shield marijuana user data from US officials SALEM, Ore. – Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and “magic” brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from the liquor store.The bipartisan proposal would protect pot consumers by abolishing a common business practice in this Pacific Northwest state where marijuana shops often keep a digital paper trail of their recreational pot customers’ names, birthdates, addresses and other personal information. The data is gleaned from their driver’s licenses, passports or whatever other form of ID they present at the door to prove they’re at least 21 as required by law.The data is often collected without customers’ consent or knowledge. It is stored away as proprietary information the businesses use mostly for marketing and customer service purposes, such as linking their driver’s license number with every pot product they buy so dispensary employees are better able to help out during their next visit.The measure that passed 53-5 now heads to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it into law.It would bring Oregon statutes in line with similar laws already in place in Alaska and Colorado and self-imposed industry standards in Washington state — the only other three U.S. states were where recreational cannabis is actively sold in shops to consumers of legal age.“Given the immediate privacy issues … this is a good bill protecting the privacy of Oregonians choosing to purchase marijuana,” state Rep. Carl Wilson, a Republican who helped sponsor the bill, said before the final vote.Upon the bill’s signing into law, Oregon pot retailers would have 30 days to destroy their customers’ data from their databases and would be banned from such record-keeping in the future. Recreational pot buyers could still choose, however, to sign up for dispensary email lists to get promotional coupons or birthday discounts. The bill’s provisions do not apply to medical marijuana patients.Oregon’s move was one of the first major responses to mixed signals about President Donald Trump administration’s stance on the federal prohibition on marijuana, which is legal for recreational use in eight states plus Washington, D.C., and legal for medical purposes in more than half the country.Worries began in late February when White House spokesman Sean Spicer first signalled a crackdown may loom on recreational cannabis. A few weeks later, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said medical cannabis has been “hyped, maybe too much” and is “only slightly less awful” than heroin. Trump, however, has previously suggested the marijuana issue should be up to the states.Nonetheless, a federal crackdown could be problematic for states like Oregon where recreational and medical pot industries are closely linked. In Colorado, lawmakers are now considering a new pathway for pot growers and retailers to instantaneously reclassify their recreational weed as medical.Last Monday, the governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington state asked for clarity about the Trump administration’s policy in a letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose agencies took a low-priority approach to marijuana enforcement under President Barack Obama’s direction. Two days later, in a memo to more than 90 U.S. attorneys, Sessions said DOJ will look at marijuana as part of a broader crime-reduction policy review through mid-summer.Congress, meanwhile, is gearing up for April 28, when funding for the federal government is set to expire along with its so-called Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which has blocked federal funds from being used to interfere with states’ medical cannabis laws since 2014.U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, says he and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, D-California, plan to push for the amendment’s renewal ahead of its expiration in two weeks.“It’s pretty clear the (marijuana) prohibition has not worked,” Blumenauer told the Associated Press. “These questions are to be expected and they need to be dealt with, but it’s hard to envision going back.” by Kristena Hansen, The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2017 8:42 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Olympic Notebook Missy Franklin Holding Up US Swim Team

Gold medalist Missy Franklin had reason to smile.As Michael Phelps flops so far and Ryan Lochte’s fades, 17-year-old Missy Franklin provides the United State’s swimming contingent with golden moments.With just a 14-minute break between swimming in the semifinal heat,  Franklin rallied in the 100-meter backstroke down the stretch to win the gold medal. It figures to be the initial title in an illustrious career.“Indescribable,” Franklin said of her victory. “I still can’t believe that happened. I don’t even know what to think. I saw my parents’ reaction on the screen and I just started bawling. I can’t even think right now.”Franklin, who was rattled less than two weeks before the Olympics by the Aurora theater shooting not far from her home, showed tremendous resiliency racing with such a short break following the semis of the 200 freestyle.She barely advanced in the first race, qualifying for Tuesday night’s final with the eighth-fastest time, but she was clearly saving something for the one with a medal on the line.Australia’s Emily Seebohm, the top qualifier, led at the turn and was under world-record pace, but Franklin showed a remarkable finishing kick. With her arms whirling, the 6-foot-1 swimmer passed the Aussie in the final 25 meters and lunged toward the wall for a winning time of 58.33 seconds.She broke into a big smile but was clearly exhausted, her head dropping back against the wall. Seebohm settled for silver in 58.68 and Japan’s Aya Terakawa took bronze in 58.83.“You never know until you see that scoreboard, so I was just going as fast as I could until I got my hand on the wall,” Franklin said. “It was 110 percent effort, and all the work paid off.”Phelps missed the podium in his 2012 Olympic debut, and Lochte has turned two straight disappointing performances after opening the Games with a dominant win in the 400 individual medley.Men Gymnastics Team Falls HardThe U.S. men’s gymnastic team, a unit with realistic expectations to win the team competition, finished fifth when poor efforts on the pommel horse doomed them.Pommel horse has always been the American weakest area in gymnastics, and it again was the determining factor.  On Monday as Danell Leyva and John Orozco fell off the apparatus. But it wasn’t the only place the U.S. faltered, as Sam Mikulak put his hands down on a tumbling run in floor exercise, and Orozco fell on vault.With three rotations left, the Americans headed to the vault. If they were going to get to the podium, this was going to be the apparatus where they could get it done because of the high scores they’ve posted on the vault in the past.Unfortunately, Orozco sat down on his vault. Though Mikulak and Jake Dalton recovered with strong vaults, the hole was too deep to scramble out of. Even their hit, high-scoring routines on high bars and parallel bars couldn’t get the U.S. in bronze contention.Matt Grevers Wins Gold, Sets RecordMatt Grevers set an Olympic record to win the men’s 100-meter backstroke Monday, outlasting Nick Thoman in a 1-2 finish for the Americans at the London Olympics.Grevers pulled off a stunning rally on his return lap, winning the 100 back in 52.16 — the fifth straight Olympics, dating to the 1996 Atlanta Games, that the U.S. men have won the backstroke.The 6-foot-8 Grevers finished 0.38 seconds ahead of the previous mark set by fellow American Aaron Peirsol at the 2008 Beijing Games.Thoman joined his teammate on the medal podium at 52.97, a finish they were thinking about all along.“Going into the ready room, we were both just sitting there and we shared a look and shared a thought,” Thoman said. “I think that was in both of our heads.” read more

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DRA to push Dargues gold project forward to production

first_imgDRA Global’s DRA Pacific Pty subsidiary has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Dargues gold mine in New South Wales, Australia.Dargues is owned by Diversified Minerals, an associated company of PYBAR Mining Services. As a leading underground mining services company within Australia, Pybar will be developing and operating the project’s underground mine and other infrastructure, according to DRA.DRA’s project scope entails the engineering, procurement and construction of a 355,000 t/y capacity gold processing facility and mine backfill plant at Dargues. The processing plant will comprise crushing, milling, flotation and filtration circuits and produce a sulphide concentrate for export. The mine is expected to produce an average of 50,000 oz/y of gold in the first six years of production.Greg McRostie the Executive Vice President for DRA in the Asia Pacific Region, said: “This EPC contract further enhances DRA’s global position as the partner of choice for the delivery of projects to clients in the gold industry. Over the past five years, DRA has successfully delivered 10 projects and completed in excess of 35 studies for our client’s gold projects across the globe.”DRA Global has been involved with Dargues since 2011, supporting Diversified Minerals through various studies and optimisations culminating in the final project execution phase about to start.“This relatively long partnership and strong relationship developed over the project definition phase is a true reflection of the client focused approach of DRA,” McRostie said.Site work will commence in February 2019 and first ore is expected to be processed in early 2020.last_img read more

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Comment le coq perdil son pénis Le mystère dévoilé

first_imgComment le coq perd-il son pénis ? Le mystère dévoiléDes chercheurs américains ont voulu percer le mystère de la perte du pénis chez le coq. Celui-ci serait doté d’un appareillage génital normal au stade de fœtus avant de le perdre durant le développement. L’étude récemment publiée dévoile le rôle d’une protéine spécialisée dans la dégénérescence des cellules.Comme de nombreux oiseaux, le coq n’est pas vraiment gâté côté appareil reproducteur.  En effet, au stade de foetus, le galliforme est doté d’un appareil tout à fait classique, fait d’un pénis et de deux testicules. Mais ce dernier ne perdure pas très longtemps : au fil du développement, l’appareil disparait peu à peu pour une raison qui restait jusqu’ici relativement floue. Mais une nouvelle étude parue dans la revue Current Biology apporte aujourd’hui un nouvel éclairage sur cette étrange perte. Ses auteurs, des scientifiques du Howard Hughes Medical Institute en Floride, sont parvenus à préciser le mécanisme qui conduisait à cette disparition. “Notre recherche montre que la réduction du pénis pendant l’évolution des oiseaux a résulté de l’activation d’un mécanisme de programmation de mort des cellules dans un nouvel endroit qui est le haut pénis émergent” explique Martin Cohn. Autrement dit, à un stade bien précis du développement, les cellules de l’appareil reproducteur naissant se mettraient tout simplement à mourir et ce, sous l’action d’un gène bien particulier.Un gène qui activerait la mort des cellules du pénisC’est du moins ce qu’expliquent les chercheurs qui sont parvenus à isoler un gène, nommé Bmp4, qui est activé dans l’ADN du poulet mais ne l’est pas dans celui du canard ou de l’émeu. Or, le canard lui, connait un développement du pénis tout à fait normal. D’après les auteurs, Bmp4 pourrait donc intervenir dans la disparition du phallus, en déclenchant la mort de certaines cellules, interrompant ainsi leur développement. “La régulation entre la prolifération des cellules et leur mort est essentielle pour le contrôle de la croissance et son développement”, souligne Martin Cohn, principal auteur cité par l’AFP. Aussi, “si cet équilibre pointe dans une direction ou une autre, une division cellulaire déficiente ou un excès de mort des cellules peut s’en suivre entraînant le sous-développement ou l’absence de tissus ou d’organe”, précise le scientifique, indiquant que c’est exactement ce qui se produit chez le coq. Pour autant, la raison de la disparition du pénis chez le coq reste un mystère, souligne Ana Herrera de l’université de Floride et co-auteur de l’étude. Selon elle, ce trait biologique pourrait laisser un plus grand contrôle aux poules pour leur reproduction. Privé de pénis, le coq se reproduit par l’intermédiaire de ce que les spécialistes appellent le “baiser cloacal”. Ceci se produit lorsque le mâle et la femelle mettent en contact leur orifice appelé “cloaque”, permettant ainsi la transmission du sperme.Une piste pour mieux comprendre certains défautsÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Si elle en apprend plus sur le coq et sa sexualité, cette découverte pourrait également servir à mieux comprendre certaines malformations. En effet, “les organes génitaux sont les organes qui évoluent le plus rapidement chez les animaux, des mollusques aux mammifères” mais ils sont souvent affectés par des “défauts congénitaux”, explique Martin Cohn. Ces travaux pourraient donc fournir un nouvel éclairage sur des “causes possible de malformation”.Mais ils pourraient également aider dans la compréhension de l’évolution de plusieurs espèces, comme le serpent, qui a perdu ses membres. Disséquer les fondements moléculaires des variations biologiques naturelles liées à l’évolution peut conduire à des découvertes de nouveaux mécanismes du développement dont certains sont totalement inattendus, conclut ce chercheur.Le 7 juin 2013 à 13:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Relative Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

first_imgPORTLAND — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday.Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on Oregon Highway 78 when an oncoming vehicle veered into her lane, authorities said.Boquet, of Tacoma, Washington, and her children Isabella, 11; Elisabeth, 8; and Tytis, 6, were killed, Boquet’s brother, Jesse Tate, told The Associated Press.Another relative and her two children also perished in the Monday crash. Tate declined to name them because of the wishes of their immediate family.“It’s a tragedy I wouldn’t wish on anyone else,” Tate, 30, of Spanaway, Washington, told The Oregonian/OregonLive in an earlier interview.Oregon State Police listed the other victims as Kyla Marie Brown, 28; Arianna Marie Brown, 10; and 2-year-old Xavier King Johnson. Authorities did not provide details about the relationships between the victims.The driver and sole occupant of the other car, 48-year-old Mark Robert Rundell, of Prairie City, Oregon, also died.The crash happened in a remote part of Oregon about 130 miles west of the Idaho border.Tate first learned of it from relatives who contacted him on social media. He then called his father, who told him who was involved, he said.Boquet volunteered at a Tacoma-based nonprofit she created called Last Stop that provides resources to low-income families.The group hosted an Easter egg hunt earlier this year, Tate said, and Boquet hoped to have a backpack drive before the school year began. She aimed to one day build a park in Tacoma.last_img read more

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67 of employers do not offer financial support or guidance

first_imgMore than two-thirds (67%) of respondents do not provide financial support or guidance for their employees, according to research by Thomsons Online Benefits.Its UK Employee benefits watch report 2018: Creating the ultimate employee connection report, which surveyed 450 UK employers representing approximately 1,800,000 employees, also found that 70% do not offer debt counselling and 80% do not offer workplace individual savings accounts (Isas).The research also found:Just 10% of respondents had a financial wellbeing strategy plan in place, however, a further 50% are considering implementing on within the next year.24% of respondents said they have not implemented a financial wellbeing strategy due to cost, 22% said they did not want to risk getting too involved with the financial lives of their staff, while 20% said it was not their role to get involved.81% of respondents do not offer debt consolidation and 79% do not offer mortgage broking.59% of respondents say tighter control of costs is a higher priority for 2018.Just under a third (30%) are looking to implement a dedicated benefits app in 2018, 26% are planning to introduce mobile access and 24% interactive tools (24%).60% of HR and reward professionals who use analytics have implemented mental health initiatives, compared to 26% among those who do not.David Dodd, consulting director at Thomsons Online Benefits, said: “This year’s research paints a mixed picture; employers are making clear strides when it comes to caring for the physical health of their employees. However, the gap in financial and mental health support means that they’re failing to deliver a holistic wellbeing strategy. At a time when employees are struggling financially, and the top talent is in higher demand than ever, it’s paramount employers work to help employees with their financial health, or risk losing them to competitors.”last_img read more

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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more April 13, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced the preliminary results of two Phase 3 studies of its investigational positron emission tomography (PET) amyloid imaging agent, F-18 flutemetamol, where both studies met their primary endpoints. One study, in terminally ill patients who agreed to undergo brain autopsy, showed strong concordance between flutemetamol PET images and Alzheimer’s disease-associated beta amyloid brain pathology. The other study, in young healthy volunteers under age 40, had results concordant with the known lack of brain amyloid in this population. Full results of these studies will be presented in the coming months. “The ability to detect or exclude significant amyloid deposits in the brain, along with other diagnostic tests, may help physicians make a more accurate assessment of patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other cognitive disorders. The results from these studies are quite encouraging in demonstrating the potential of flutemetamol in that regard,” said Carl Sadowsky, M.D., clinical professor of neurology at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. “We need an accurate diagnosis and better treatment, as accurate diagnosis has the potential to enable better patient management, and may also save cost.”The accumulation of beta amyloid in the brain is believed to play a role leading up to the degeneration of neurons in AD and is one of several pathological characteristics implicated in the development of AD. Currently, AD is confirmed by histopathological identification of core features, including beta amyloid plaques, in post-mortem brain samples. Targeted amyloid imaging agents are being studied to determine their ability to help physicians detect amyloid deposition in living humans.“Flutemetamol may well prove to be a clinically valuable component of a broader diagnostic workup that neurologists use when assessing patients with cognitive impairments, who may have AD,” said Jonathan Allis, MI (molecular imaging) PET segment leader, GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics. “These studies support our application for regulatory approval of flutemetamol, and we intend to file later this year.”Flutemetamol is a GE Healthcare PET imaging agent in development for the detection of beta amyloid, and is part of a portfolio of diagnostic solutions the company is currently developing in the Alzheimer’s field. GE Healthcare is taking a comprehensive approach to understanding AD through its ongoing research to uncover the causes, risks and physical effects of the disease. For example, the company is partnering with pharma to identify a biosignature, or a biological indicator, which may help physicians diagnose AD prior to the onset of clinical symptoms.Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first diagnostic agent to image Alzheimer’s disease beta-amyloid neuritic plaques in the living brain. Eli Lilly and Company and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly, released florbetapir (Amyvid), a positron emission tomography (PET) radioactive tracer agent indicated for brain imaging of beta-amyloid plaques in patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of cognitive decline.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019 New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b cardiovascular imaging study in… read more Image courtesy of MR Solutions. 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