first_imgIndia’s Shruti Vora and Nadia Haridass were among the 15 best performersTwo Indian women qualify for the final round of the equestrian dressage individual event after a creditable show in the first round at the Asian Games in Incheon on Sunday.Shruti Vora and Nadia Haridass made the cut for the final round as one of the 15 best performers in the Intermediate 1 (first round) at Dream Park Equestrian Venue in Incheon.Shruti, who rode on her steed Akira, came up with a total percentage score of 68.474 while Nadia, on her Toranto, scored 66.105 in the Intermediate 1 contest competed among 30 best performers in the team event held on Saturday.The duo will compete in the second round on Tuesday when the scores of the first round will be added together to decide the podium finishers.Two other Indians, Rajendra Shubhsri and Vanita Malhotra exited from the competition after occupying the last two spots among the 30 competitors on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki is entering new territory at the Australian Open as a defending champion for the first time at a major. For Roger Federer, it’s a well-worn experience.A women’s final last year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished with Wozniacki holding off top-ranked Simona Halep for the championship.Federer beat Marin Cilic to win the Australian Open for the sixth time – claiming his 20th major crown – and successfully defend the title he won the previous year in a career comeback of sorts.At 37, he’s still targeting records at his record-equaling 20th Australian Open: to be the first man to win seven Australian Open titles, the first man to win at least seven singles titles at two Grand Slam tournaments (he has eight Wimbledon titles), and the first man to win five major titles after turning 30.Always learning @MariaSharapova | #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 13, 2019Of course, he’s got strong competition from Novak Djokovic, who has won the last two majors and is also aiming for a seventh Australian title. Then there’s a resurgent Rafael Nadal, the likes of Cilic and Sasha Zverev. But there’s unlikely to be another run to the final for Andy Murray, who wants to start the tournament where he has reached the final five times but is unsure how much longer he can play because of the pain in his surgically repaired right hip. He’s targeting retirement at Wimbledon, if he can go that far.Federer, the sport’s senior statesman, was asked Sunday how he retained such a high level of health despite being about five years older than Nadal, Djokovic and Murray – the other members of the so-called Big Four. He said he understood his body and had a great team around him.advertisement”Maybe also the way I play tennis, maybe it’s smoother than the other guys,” said Federer, who is renowned for a style that appears almost effortless, and his stunning, single-handed backhand. “It just maybe looks that way. I work extremely hard in the matches as well – it just maybe doesn’t come across so much.”I don’t know if that’s also something that maybe is part of the equation.” Roger Federer is aiming for a record 7th Australian Open crown (AP Photo)He said he was shocked at Murray’s announcement, at 31, of his pending retirement.”It hits us top guys hard because we know Andy very well. We like him. He’s a good guy, Hall of Famer, legend,” Federer said. “It’s a tough one, but one down the road he can look back on and be incredibly proud of everything he has achieved.””It’s so important to have all the support that I’ve received. I am a person who believes in long-term relationships” – @RafaelNadal @Kia_Motors #KiaTennis (@AustralianOpen) January 13, 2019Federer, aiming for his 100th career title, will open against No. 99-ranked Denis Istomin on Rod Laver Arena on Monday night, likely after Murray has taken on No. 22-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut on Melbourne Arena – the third of the three show courts at Melbourne Park.Istomin had a shocking second-round win over Djokovic here in 2017 on his way to the fourth round, and Federer is wary of the Uzbek veteran after also meeting him in the first round here in ’06.”I know what Denis did to Novak. I watched basically the entire game a couple years ago,” Federer said. “I’ve had some tough ones against him in the past. He can play well in fast courts.”Look, I’m playing good tennis. I’m confident that I think it needs a good performance by my opponent probably to beat me. That’s always a good thought.””They call it the Happy Slam for a reason. There’s a lot of good vibe, good buzz around the city. People of Australia love sport, nurture the sport values. They love their tennis, as well.”Well said, @DjokerNole. #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 13, 2019Wozniacki has the first of the night matches on Rod Laver against Alison Van Uytvanck after a day session on the main stadium that features Maria Sharapova, Nadal and No. 2-ranked Angelique Kerber.”I think it’s a positive to be here as the defending champion. I’m just taking it as a nice, fun challenge,” the third-seeded Wozniacki said. “I can’t believe it’s already been a year. It doesn’t feel like it to me.””This is the only expectation I have: to give my best in every single match.”@AngeliqueKerber #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 13, 2019Wozniacki revealed at the season-ending WTA Championships that she’d been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, so she spent much of the off-season resting and recuperating and getting ready for 2019.After her breakthrough here last year, she didn’t get beyond the fourth round at the other majors, but says she feels like she’s hitting the ball well..@rogerfederer shares his thoughts about @andy_murray retiring.”I was disappointed and sad, a little bit shocked, to know now that we’re going to lose him at some point. But we’re going to lose everybody at some point. It’s just now that it’s definite.” #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 13, 2019French Open winner Halep and U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka collected their first major titles last year, and Kerber won at Wimbledon to capture her third in a sequence of eight different women’s winners in eight Slams.Serena Williams was unable to defend her title here last year because she was taking time out after having a baby, and finished the season with back-to-back runner-up finishes at Wimbledon and the U.S. open..@CaroWozniacki on @andy_murray’s retirement announcement.”I’m sad on behalf of Andy because Andy is so fun for me to watch. I think he’s entertaining. He’s such a great athlete. He stood up for us, too. I really appreciate what he’s done for women’s tennis.” #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 13, 2019Now she’s back, seeded 16th, aiming for an eight Australian title. The 23-time major winner is in the same section as her sister Venus Williams and Halep, who all start action on Day 2.last_img read more

first_imgOlympic and world championship silver medallist PV Sindhu made a second-round exit from the Australian Open, suffering a straight-game loss in what turned out to be a dismal day for Indian shuttlers here.Sindhu was the last to fall, following the ouster of sixth-seeded compatriots Sameer Verma, B Sai Praneeth and the men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.The world number five Sindhu, who is still looking for the first title of the season, could not get across Nitchaon Jindapol, ranked 29th, and lost 19-21 18-21 in a 49-minute match. This was her second loss to the Thailand player in seven meetings.Earlier, world number 12 Sameer went down 16-21 21-7 13-21 to former top 10 player Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei, while Praneeth put up a brave fought in the opening game before surrendering 23-25 9-21 to second seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in a 42-minute clash.Satwiksairaj and Chirag tried hard against second seeds Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen, before losing 19-21 18-21 in a close contest.Sindhu was pegged back 1-5 in the first game but she recovered to grab a slender 11-9 advantage at the break. Jindapol, however, came back to erase the deficit and move to a 16-12 lead.Sindhu battled hard till 19-19 before Jindapol closed the opening game in her favor.The Indian revived hopes of a reversal when she led 14-11 at one stage, but Jindapol again came back strongly, ekeing out an 18-14 advantage.Sindhu narrowed the lead to 18-19 but Jindapol soon shut the door on her rival.advertisementThe Hyderabadi shuttler’s best performance this season has been a semifinal place at the India Open Super 500 tournament.Also Read | Sindhu, Sameer make impressive starts at Australian OpenAlso Read | Sudirman Cup: Kento Momota stunned as China cruise to 11th titleAlso Seelast_img read more

first_imgManchester City Pep’s goal-crazy Man City could become Premier League’s best ever attack Sam Lee Last updated 2 years ago 23:55 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Gabriel Jesus Raheem Sterling Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Raheem Sterling Guardiola Only two Premier League teams have ever scored more than 100 league goals in a season but at their current rate the Blues are on for 137 Manchester City currently boast the best collection of attacking players in the Premier League and, if they continue to tear teams apart, they could go on to become one of the most devastating teams in the league’s history.The varied talents of their seven attack-minded players mean there are few teams in England, perhaps Europe, who will be able to handle them.Man City 9/1 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Their 7-2 hammering of Stoke City means they have now scored at least five goals in their last three home Premier League games, the first side to do so in 66 years.The Blues just have so many different ways to pick a team apart. Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling can all both score and create, and in different ways – whether it be through silk or speed. Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero are the traditional goalscorers but they certainly know how to set up their team-mates, too, and it is for that reason that so many teams have already taken a serious beating this season.Of course, those players are merely a part of a well-functioning unit which is looking more and more like a true Pep Guardiola team by the week, but their ability to kill teams off in the final third is what should set City apart in the coming years.David Silva Raheem Sterling Manchester City Stoke CityThere are no guarantees whatsoever that they will go on to win a trophy this season, and no reasons to believe Manchester United and Chelsea won’t find a way to keep up their challenges right until the end, but it cannot be denied that the signs look extremely positive for City.Between their last mauling – the 5-0 win against Crystal Palace – and the game against Stoke they have had to work harder for their victories, but the fact they have seen off an adventurous Shakhtar Donetsk side and then conjured a superb win at Chelsea shows they can do far more than hammer the league’s also-rans. And, even if they are picking apart also-rans, few teams have ever done it in such a manner.And it is that precious mixture of a smart gameplan and a cutting edge that suggests this City could come to be remembered as a special Premier League side.They could do it even if they do not win a thing, as fans of Newcastle United’s mid-90s ‘Entertainers’ will tell you. Kevin Keegan’s attack-minded team never quite managed to knock Manchester United off their perch but the contributions of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Peter Beardsley and David Ginola, among others, are always brought up in any conversation about England’s best attacking teams of the last couple of decades.Guardiola, for all his supposed romanticism, will not settle for that, however. He has assembled a team that could rival the finest teams in the league’s history, whether it’s the best United teams, Arsenal’s Invincibles or the Chelsea sides with a little more sparkle about them.Paul Scholes; Ryan Giggs Manchester UnitedIn terms of attacking verve, few teams are recalled as fondly in football circles as ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’, with academy graduates David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs supplying the likes of Eric Cantona, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham, Andy Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during United’s mid-to-late 90s dominance. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, the first team to seriously threaten Ferguson’s hegemony, played their best stuff in 2003-04 and the exploits of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp and Freddie Ljungberg, in particular, will always be offered up as an example of a team which had solid foundations – from Sol Campbell at the back to Patrick Vieira in midfield – and exhilarating forwards who could really conjure up moments of brilliance.They were a nightmare to play against but a joy to watch; a goal by Vieira at Anfield in 2004, after he burst forward and got on the end of two inch-perfect passes to clip home a delicate finish, serves as a reminder that it was not just the forwards and wide men who would provide the moments of beauty.And, despite the fact that Jose Mourinho’s first successful Chelsea teams will be more or less remembered as gritty, determined winners led by Frank Lampard and John Terry, they too were capable of devastating attacking performances, particularly when Arjen Robben was fit.It was only when Ferguson thrust together another group of talented youngsters, namely Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, that United got back in on the act in the late noughties. With Dimitar Berbatov, a beautiful footballer, and the dogged brilliance of Carlos Tevez making up the supporting cast, it is no wonder they won four league titles and reached three Champions League finals in five years – even if Ronaldo had departed before the 2011 final at Wembley.It was a Chelsea side which became the first Premier League club to score more than 100 goals that disrupted United’s league-winning run in 2010, and it was Guardiola’s Barcelona, probably the finest club side in history, that stopped Ferguson winning two more European titles. Fernandinho Manchester CityIf the Catalan cannot quite turn City into Barca, he will certainly be hoping to get to something approaching what United managed in Ferguson’s latter years.City, of course, boast one of the best attacking teams in English football history themselves. Their 2013-14 edition are the second team to score more than 100 league goals in a Premier League season (the Luis-Suarez led Liverpool side also managed it that season), and in fact they are the highest-scoring top-flight club ever in all competitions, with 156 goals. The Blues won the title and the League Cup that season, Manuel Pellegrini’s first in charge, but the Chilean never managed to recreate the kind of sheer havoc wreaked by Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure in his remaining two years at the Etihad Stadium.It is partly for that reason that Guardiola is here now and, after a false dawn in his first campaign in charge, City are starting to look like the real deal.It is still early days as far as this season goes but, with an average of 3.625 goals per league game already, they are on course for a frankly staggering tally of 137 by the end of the campaign. They probably won’t get quite that many, and they may not even win a trophy, but as long as they keep tearing teams apart like this, they won’t be far off. If they do carry on like this, they must go down as one of the most attacking and attractive teams England has ever seen. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgWhen asked about the possibility of moving into international management, Wenger told beIN Sports: “Maybe, yes, I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club because the real test is there. Four or five weeks is a different experience, it’s more concentrated, but I believe the real experience of managing a team is on a daily basis.“But I will not always have the physical strength to do that so maybe I will move into [international coaching]. It’s a fact my life is linked with football, in what way will be linked to my physical state.”The Frenchman added: “I will [always] be in football. I don’t know [if] as a director, as a manager – as long as possible as a manager. But one day that will stop. But I will stay in football, of course.” Asked whether he could be on the bench at the World Cup in Qatar, he said: “Maybe, you never know.” Arsenal’s Arsène Wenger leaves door open to England approach ‘one day’ Share on Twitter Arsène Wenger has spoken of the possibility of a move into international football and being involved at the 2022 World Cup. The Arsenal manager, who according to some reports was the Football Association’s first choice for the England manager’s post after the departure of Roy Hodgson in 2016, has 18 months to run on his contract at the Emirates but says the idea of managing at a World Cup is a tempting prospect. Wenger, who has also been linked with the France national team, commented on the speculation about his taking the England post last year when he said: “My priority is to do well here [at Arsenal]. If I am free one day why not, but at the moment my focus is on my job.”Petr Cech, meanwhile, has dismissed suggestions that Arsenal should measure their season on whether they finish above Tottenham as they prepare for Saturday’s north London derby.“There is always one odd year where things can change, but the most important thing for us is competing against the other teams for the Premier League title and for the glory,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sports. “We are not competing against Tottenham Hotspur. Two years ago when we finished above them we were disappointed because we didn’t win the title [and Leicester did]. Our target is to win the title and be successful during the season, not necessarily looking at what Tottenham are doing.”Despite their progress under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have failed to win a trophy since the League Cup in 2008 and Cech believes only silverware will satisfy the Tottenham supporters. “There was always something missing. They’ve been there in the last few years so now I think they have to make sure they win something to show the progression.” Share on Pinterest Share via Email news Arsène Wenger Share on WhatsApp beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS)EXCLUSIVE: Wenger reveals plans for life after @Arsenal… he wants to coach at the @FIFAWorldCup! #WorldCup #Qatar2022 #AFC 14, 2017 Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Topics Read more Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Weather permitting, sections of Highway 125 between Exit 6 at Sydney River and Exit 9 at Grand Lake Road will be reduced to one lane on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, to allow for temporary repairs to the asphalt surface. Work will take place from dawn to dusk and traffic delays are expected. Motorists should use alternate routes during the repair period. Drivers in the construction zone should obey signs and travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-563-5218 Fax: 902-565-2517last_img

first_imgMERRITT, B.C. — Police have suspended the search for a missing rancher in the wilderness north of Merritt, B.C., after six days of exhaustive effort turned up nothing.Thirty-two-year-old Ben Tyner was last seen on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Nicola ranch where he’d been hired as a manager in November.A local tracker said he found Tyner’s horse wandering alone in the bush in full tack early the following Monday.RCMP say a “large scale search” involved dog tracking teams, air support, drones, horseback riders and community volunteers.But in a statement Sunday evening, Mounties say the search has been suspended due to “extensive coverage in the area where the horse was found.”Extreme cold and poor weather conditions in the area were also factors.“Although the search is suspended at this time, the RCMP will continue to investigate and if further info is located the search can be reinstated,” Const. Tracy Dunsmore said in a statement.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The six – reportedly five Pakistani women and one man – were shot dead in the city of Karachi in Sindh province and in the city of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan is one of three countries, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that those killed were among thousands who work selflessly across Pakistan to eradicate polio. “Such attacks deprive Pakistan’s most vulnerable populations – especially children – of basic life-saving health interventions,” they said in a joint statement. “We call on the leaders of the affected communities and everyone concerned to do their utmost to protect health workers and create a secure environment so that we can meet the health needs of the children of Pakistan,” the agencies added. At a media briefing at UN Headquarters in New York today, a UN spokesperson, Martin Nesirky, said that Mr. Ban joins WHO and UNICEF in condemning these “senseless and inexcusable” attacks on health workers.Mr. Nesirky also noted that the world body’s chief intends to express his condolences and condemnation of the attacks during a meeting today with Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN. According to the joint statement by the agencies, the Government of Pakistan and the affected provinces have temporarily suspended the vaccination campaign due to concerns over the safety of health workers. Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that can cause permanent paralysis in a matter of hours. Safe and effective vaccines protect children from the disease. read more

“We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards,” said human rights expert Verene Shepherd, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent.The death of Trayvon Martin sparked a new debate about racial profiling in the United States after the unarmed black 17-year-old was shot and killed in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watchman. Mr. Zimmerman, who argued that he acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force, was found not guilty of all charges against him.The US Department of Justice, the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are currently evaluating the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial, trying to establish potential civil rights charges linked to the case.“The Trayvon Martin case has highlighted the importance of the need to review those existing laws and policies that can have a discriminatory effect on the basis of race, as African Americans become more vulnerable to such discrimination,” Ms. Shepherd said, recalling that the US has been party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights since 1992, the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination since 1994, and many other international human rights law treaties.“States are required to take effective measures to review governmental, national and local policies, and to amend, rescind or nullify any laws and regulations which have the effect of creating or perpetuating racial discrimination wherever it exists,” said the Special Rapporteur on racism, Mutuma Ruteere.According to the 2011 US Department of Justice Hate Crime Statistics, 71.9 per cent of the total number of victims of hate crimes reported to the nation’s law enforcement agencies were victims of an offender’s anti-black bias. In a 2012 survey, the local non-governmental organization Malcolm X Grassroots Movement found that at least 136 unarmed African Americans were killed by police, security guards and self-appointed vigilantes over the course of a single year. read more

first_imgWhen people make millions on the stock exchange or try to predict the future, you are talking about the theory of probability.However improbable it sounds, precisely half the competing teams have at least one shared special day, and five have two pairs of birthdays.No coincidence, explained Frankl.“It is hard to convince people but it’s almost always exact,” said the Hungarian. “Actually with 32 teams and 23 people, 50% is less than the expected result, mathematically speaking.”Frankl says one need only think back to school when many people would have shared a birthday with a classmate – the probability of two schoolchildren in a class of 30 sharing a birthday being 70%.“With 41 people in the classroom, the chances are 90%,” he said.The mathematical principle holds true at the World Cup where half the sides, including Brazil and holders Spain, have at least one pair of birthday boys.Argentina, France, South Korea, Switzerland and Iran have two.Some team-mates will celebrate joint birthdays at the World Cup, although champagne and cake are likely to be banned.On Friday Bosnian pairing Asmir Begovic and Sead Kolasinac will have to toast their joint birthday in secret if so inclined – with a must-win game against Nigeria the following day.South Korean players Kwak Tae-hwi and Son Heung-min might be able to enjoy a birthday tipple on 8 July, unless the team repeats its astonishing run to the World Cup semi-finals of 2002.Though something of a long shot, if the teams face each other in the last 16 on 30 June, Germany’s Benedikt Howedes and Algeria’s Saphir Taider will come face to face – both players only getting to celebrate an official birthday every four years because they were born on 29 February.Sceptics trying to shoot down the theory by claiming the data field is too narrow will be disappointed to learn that by including the 2010 World Cup squads, 31 out of the 64 squads had shared birthdays, still hovering near 50%.“Sometimes in mathematics it’s no use trying to explain things to your wife, children or neighbours,” said Frankl. “But I’ve tried the Birthday Paradox about 20 times in lectures and it’s only failed once.”- © AFP 201410-year-old ‘Mini Messi’ from Dublin heads to World Cup after playing with Shamrock Rovers Goalline technology makes World Cup debut, leaves Twitter and BBC confused MATHEMATICIANS ARE ENJOYING the World Cup – not just for the quality of the football – but also for the chance to prove an intriguing statistical quirk called the Birthday Paradox.Strange as it may sound, 16 of the 32 teams at the World Cup have players who share a birthday – though mathematicians are far less surprised than the rest of us.Statisticians have known for some time there is a slightly more than 50% chance that in any group of 23 people, two of them will have the same birthday.While it appears to defy logic, the Birthday Paradox stacks up. And delightfully, the World Cup – with its 32 teams of 23-man squads – proves it exactly.“It might look far-fetched,” Japan-based mathematician Peter Frankl told AFP.“Mathematics deals in the counter-intuitive on a daily basis.last_img read more

first_imgLe thé d’excréments d’insectes, un breuvage bon pour la santé ?En Chine, le thé à base d’excréments d’insectes à la réputation d’être excellent pour la santé. C’est désormais scientifiquement prouvé, comme le révèle une étude publiée dans la revue Food Research International. Si vous saviez qu’on pouvait manger des insectes, vous ignoriez peut-être qu’il était également possible de les boire. Et tout comme les petites bestioles croquantes qu’on peut retrouver dans nos assiettes, une infusion d’excréments d’insectes possèderait bien des vertus bénéfiques pour la santé…En effet, le “thé d’insectes” profite d’une bonne réputation depuis plus de quatre siècles en Chine, car celui-ci serait un véritable remède miracle. Les médecins chinois prescrivent même communément sa consommation, quand bien même aucune étude scientifique n’a prouvé ses bienfaits présumés. Réduction de l’hypertension, amélioration de la digestion, baisse du taux de graisses et de sucres dans le sang et même traitement contre l’otite, les propriétés accordées au thé à base d’excréments d’insectes sont nombreuses.Une équipe de chercheurs chinois a donc voulu les vérifier et a pour cela, réalisé des analyses, publiées dans un rapport du Food Reasearch International. Conclusion : le thé d’insectes aurait quasiment les mêmes bienfaits, notamment antioxydants que le thé traditionnel !Meilleur que le thé traditionnelÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les infusions d’insectes seraient même plus vertueuses avec une concentration plus élevée en zinc, en magnésium et en calcium, ainsi que la présence de polyphénols et de flavonoïdes, des molécules recherchées qui limiteraient les risques de maladies cardio-vasculaires, neurodégénératives et de certains cancers.Ces similarités s’expliquent par le fait que les larves et les mites dont les excréments composent cette étrange boisson se nourrissent exclusivement de feuilles de thé. Les molécules présentes dans ces dernières se retrouvent donc nécessairement dans le breuvage créé.Cependant, le thé d’insectes à un prix : la production d’un kilo de déchets séchés d’insectes nécessite environ dix kilogrammes de feuilles de thé. Ainsi, le prix d’un kilo de ces crottes d’insectes varie entre 40 et 400 euros. Malgré son “goût intense” et ses bienfaits, le thé d’insectes n’est donc tout de même pas près de devenir une boisson populaire.Le 22 février 2013 à 10:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgIs our wild weather over for now? Find out by checking our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:County budget raises property taxes 1%The Clark County council on Wednesday approved its $321 million two-year budget, which includes a 1 percent property tax increase that will generate about $8 million in expected revenue for the county.The 2017-2018 budget passed after more than three acrimonious hours that featured Republican Councilor David Madore exchanging barbs with his colleagues and county staff and unleashing heated diatribes that seemed to rehash years of past conflicts.Read more about the county’s 2017-18 budget.Evergreen’s Deeder might face no-confidence voteLeaders of the Evergreen Public Schools’ teachers union are seeking member support for a resolution declaring no confidence in the district’s superintendent.At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Evergreen Education Association’s representative council — a board made of representatives from each campus in the district — voted to support a resolution of no confidence in Superintendent John Deeder. Union President Rob Lutz said union representatives will likely begin collecting signatures from teachers to present to the school board with the goal of removing Deeder from his position.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s before dawn at Battle Ground High School, where the campus’ three jazz bands are already rehearsing, and man, these kids can swing.Bouncing on his heels, jazz band teacher Greg McKelvey snaps his fingers as he directs the school’s advanced group in preparation for — for what, exactly? It depends on the week.After all, these students are always playing — and winning competitions — on ever bigger stages, in ever bigger cities.“Think how this would sound if we recorded it,” McKelvey directs his students during their early morning practice as he walks, springing with every step, from one side of the band room to the other.After the students’ success at jazz festivals locally and in New York — most recently, the Mingus Competition — the advanced jazz band is returning to headline the 55th annual Clark College Jazz Festival after winning the Dale Beacock Memorial Sweepstakes Award last year. The three-day series of competitions and concerts kicked off Jan. 26. Battle Ground will perform at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28.last_img read more

first_imgTirupati: Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Agastya International Foundation (AIF) to set up a fully equipped Centre of Excellence (CoE) at its campus in Gudupalli. Focused on skilling students in emerging technologies to develop their skills and knowledge in the areas of IoT and computer programming. The facility will provide students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of technology innovation in the agricultural sector to achieve higher food production from finite land resources. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us For enrolment of students, AIF will identify and select underprivileged, undergraduate computer science or engineering students around Gudupalli. Under the guidance of IoT experts from HP, these students will have the opportunity to work with soil fertility experts on agriculture related projects. HP Vice President Sanjay Mujoo and AIF founder Chairman Ramji Raghavan have signed the agreement.last_img read more

first_imgDepiction of earthquake aftermath in San Andreas movie’San Andreas’, the Hollywood disaster movie directed by Brad Peyton that featured Dwayne Johnson in the lead role, portrayed the aftermath of a dreaded earthquake following a rupture in the San Andreas fault. Popularly called the ‘Ring of Fire’, the fault line is prone to earthquakes, and for many years, people in living in this area and several seismic experts have been expecting a megaquake that could cause unimaginable devastation in California.Now, experts have confirmed that a megaquake capable of triggering catastrophe is long overdue, and it may hit the area anytime soon. Thomas Rockwell, in a recent interaction with KPBS News, revealed that it has been 380 years since the last strong earthquake happened. As per Rockwell, the average recurrent interval is about 180 years, and it indicates that a megaquake is overdue in San Andreas fault.”I’m sure you have heard about the San Andreas fault is overdue for an earthquake, so from dating past earthquakes, we know that the average recurrent interval is about 180 years. It has now been 380 years since the last large earthquake, so this has led to the idea that maybe we are overdue an earthquake. In any case, it is very clear that the southern San Andreas is certainly ripe for a large earthquake, and the question is; why hasn’t it happened?” said Thomas Rockwell, reports.It should be noted that another study report published in the journal Seismological Research Letters also shared similar concerns, and hinted the possibility of a powerful quake which may happen in the future.Glenn Biasi, of the US Geological Survey and co-author of the study, warned that a major quake will happen in the area, and the only question remaining is when it will occur.”We know these big faults have to carry most of the [tectonic] motion in California, and sooner or later they have to slip. The only questions are how they’re going to let go and when,” said Biasi.In the meantime, Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed earthquake researcher revealed that a rise in seismic activities is due to critical planetary alignments. As per Hoogerbeets, certain alignments of planets will destabilize the tectonic plates in the earth due to their gravitational tug, and it is causing seismic activities on the earth.last_img read more

first_imgPablo Martinez Monsivais/APJournalist Tom Brokaw responded to the accusations: “The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda’s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other.”Updated 3:55 p.m. ETA woman who worked as an NBC correspondent says longtime network anchor Tom Brokaw made unwanted advances, including groping her and trying forcibly to kiss her, some two decades ago. Brokaw denied the claims in a email to his colleagues on Friday.Linda Vester, who covered the Middle East and Africa for NBC and later joined Fox News, was in her 20s at the time she alleges Brokaw made the advances, Variety magazine reports.Vester produced contemporaneous journals that corroborated her story, the magazine says.Brokaw, now 78, initially responded through an NBC spokesman.“I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at her request, 23 years ago because she wanted advice with respect to her career at NBC,” he said. “The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda’s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other.”On Friday, Brokaw sent an email to colleagues, in which he accused The Washington Post and Variety of making him “an avatar of male misogyny,” and accused Vester of being a “character assassin.”Vester says that in Aug. 1993, she was in Denver to cover the visit of Pope John Paul II.“While I was standing there in the Denver bureau with my back to the door, from behind me, out of nowhere, Tom Brokaw walked up, put his hands on my waist and tickled me all up and down my waist,” she said.“It was physically unpleasant and humiliating,” Vester told Variety. “I jumped a foot [and] looked the editor of Nightly News in the eye. He looked back at me, and his jaw dropped.”“No one did a thing,” she said. “And, there was nothing I could really do or say because I was so low on the totem pole.”She described another incident in New York when Brokaw insisted on visiting her in her hotel room and then twice tried to kiss her.“I felt trapped, because it wasn’t a request, it was more like an order,” she said.“I barely knew him and I didn’t work for his broadcast,” she said. “But when the most powerful man at the network sends you a computer message, you answer him.”Vester, who was hired by NBC in 1989, left in 1999 to join Fox News, where she remained until 2006.According to Variety: “She’s speaking out now, because she believes her story sheds light on the culture at NBC News, where she believes male bosses treated their female colleagues as objects. After Today co-host Matt Lauer was fired for inappropriate conduct involving an NBC employee last November, NBC launched an internal review of its practices but didn’t bring in an outside firm to investigate — a step Vester believes is necessary to fix NBC’s culture.”Brokaw is one of several prominent media figures accused of sexual misconduct in recent months at various news organizations, including NPR.NPR correspondent David Folkenflik contributed to this report. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

first_img Share Travelweek Group Tags: Mexico Posted by Friday, November 17, 2017 center_img Grand opening for all-inclusive Krystal Grand Los Cabos LOS CABOS — Krystal Grand Hotels & Resorts’ expansion across Mexico is moving ahead with the debut of Krystal Grand Los Cabos, a 454-room all-inclusive in San Jose del Cabo.Krystal Grand Los Cabos caters to families, couples and groups, with services and amenities including Balinese beds for lounging in one of the resort’s four swimming pools; Kids and Teens Club; fitness centre; Eternity Spa; business centre; eight meeting facilities; a gazebo for weddings; open areas for events; poolside snack bars and fine dining and casual restaurants.The resort will offer Italian fare at Risotto Restaurant, Mexican Cuisine from El Mortero Restaurant, an international buffet at Restaurant O, gourmet lunch and dinner a la carte at The Grill and Asian dishes at Ayami. The Take a Bite deli will provide guests with quick and healthy snacks, while Surfos, Martini Tapas and Bar and Oasis will offer appetizers and cocktails.The Sky Lounge, located in the Altitude Tower, has “the best seats in the house”, according to the company, with rooftop views. Sports fans will have access to their favourite teams at Time Out sports bar. And before heading into downtown San Jose, guests can get a drink at the Lobby Bar.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureKrystal Grand Los Cabos has several room categories offering ocean views, from a standard Deluxe room to the Infinity or Eternity suites offering top amenities and service. The VIP Altitude suites, an exclusive enclave offering private concierge services, are equipped with balconies, private swimming pool and access to the Altitude Club and Sky Lounge. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_imgIMAGE: Snorkelling, DobuThe third in a suite of unique and pioneering circumnavigation voyages in 2020, Coral Expeditions has launched a new 35-night Circumnavigation of New Guinea itinerary – an extraordinary journey onboard the brand new 120 passenger Coral Adventurer. Tambanum Sepik River“Our circumnavigation itineraries are the truest form of exploration,” says Mark Fifield, Group General Manager of Coral Expeditions. “With the sophisticated expedition capabilities of the Coral Adventurer, we are able to bring guests up close to the region’s natural habitats and hidden communities in comfort and safety.” The New Guinea circumnavigation will feature visits to iconic locations such as Raja Ampat and the Gumdrop Islands, the Spice Islands, The Sepik & Mamberamo Rivers, Dei Dei Hot Springs on Fergusson Island, the Fly Islands and Tufi Fjords. Guests will also have the opportunity to encounter the fierce Asmat warriors at Agats and witness their famous carvings. A highlight during this voyage will be visiting the two mightiest rivers of New Guinea, the Sepik and the Mamberamo. “New Guinea is filled with hidden treasures, the likes of which feature on only the worldliest explorer’s bucket lists. For instance, we will spend two mornings searching for and swimming with the beautiful Whale Sharks at Cenderawasih Bay. This region is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to swim with these majestic animals,” Fifield added.Pricing for the Circumnavigation of New Guinea starts at $25,150 per person twin share. Available as a full 35-night circumnavigation, or in a limited number as half segments Darwin to Madang and Madang to Darwin. Guests who book direct or via travel partners by June 30 will receive a 10% early bird offer.last_img read more