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‘Liverpool need to find a De Bruyne or Silva’

first_imgLiverpool need to be in the market for a Kevin De Bruyne or David Silva, says Jamie Carragher, with the Reds considered to be in need of a “bit more quality in midfield”.Jurgen Klopp did add in that area of the field over the summer, with Fabinho and Naby Keita drafted in from Monaco and RB Leipzig respectively.There had, however, been departures from Anfield, with Philippe Coutinho leaving for Barcelona and Emre Can linking up with Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Carragher believes creativity is still missing in a key department , with Liverpool needing to look to Premier League rivals for inspiration when it comes to the next transfer window.“We need a bit more quality in midfield, I think. That’s all. Maybe he’ll revisit that in January,” the former Reds defender told This is Anfield .“I just look at that midfield and I think we’re missing that Coutinho type of player. Obviously, we went in for [Nabil] Fekir, so we’re obviously looking for someone like that.“We’re trying to compete with City, and I look and they’ve got De Bruyne and Silva in there. I don’t think we’ve got that sort of player.“We’ve got different types of players and we don’t play the same as them. But, now and again at Anfield, you’re going to need someone to open up teams and do something a little bit clever.“That’s my only worry with this squad, but besides that, I think this could be Liverpool’s greatest squad for the last 30 years.”Liverpool spent big in the last window , with Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri also brought onto their books.They did, however, have disposal funds following the £145 million ($192m) sale of Coutinho and Carragher doubts that they will invest so heavily again in January or over the summer of 2019.He added: “I mean there’s no doubt we’ve spent big in the last 12 months. But my argument to that is we had to sell our best player to spend big. Manchester United didn’t have to sell anyone to buy Pogba, you know.“City didn’t have to sell anyone to buy Kyle Walker. We could only spend that much money because we sold Coutinho for an astronomical fee really.“So, I don’t expect Liverpool to be spending that type of money going forward, every single season, on two or three players.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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2017 BMW 5 Series: Everything you need to know

first_imgBMW is all set to launch the all new 5 Series in India tomorrow, as the company will look to regain its spot in the luxury sedan segment which has competition from 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB and Volvo S90. The 2017 BMW 5 Series was first launched in India back in 2010, while the 2017 5 Series was showcased at the North American International Auto Show last year.While the new 5 Series is brought to India with the CKD unit, it is locally assembled at the company’s Chennai plant. Moreover, you can also pre-book the 2017 5 Series with an initial token amount of Rs 2 lakh – Rs 3 lakh depending on the variant. Deliveries should commence from July 1, 2017.2017 BMW 5 SeriesBefore the launch, we tell you everything that you need to know about the 2017 BMW 5 Series. Engine:The all new BMW 5 series will come with two engine options- a new 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder inline engine in the BMW 530i supersedes the gasoline unit previously fitted in the BMW 528i. The turbocharged direct injection engine delivers its peak output of 248 hp and puts its maximum torque of 349Nm. The BMW 530i sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds (5.8 seconds with xDrive) and reaches a top speed of 209kmph.2017 BMW 5 SeriesThe range-topping engine for the time being can be found in the new BMW 540i and generates 335 hp. The 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder musters up a mighty 450Nm of torque. The BMW 540i sedan powers from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and top speed is electronically-limited to 209kmph.Design:The familiar BMW kidney grille is flanked by twin circular headlights with the headlight housings now connecting with the kidney grille. The adaptive full LED headlights alter the light graphic and can be specified as an option. With adaptive full LED headlights, the LED tubes of the daytime running lights are hexagonal and extend to meet the kidney grille.advertisement2017 BMW 5 SeriesDimension:The all-new BMW 5 Series sedan remains the quintessential midsize sport sedan. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is 30mm longer than the outgoing model 7.62 mm wider and 15.24mm taller. Its wheelbase measures 2974.34mm, an increase of 5mm.2017 BMW 5 SeriesFeatures:The latest version of Gesture control which premiered last year in the all-new BMW 7 Series is now available as an option in the all-new BMW 5 Series. Navigation, telephone, entertainment features and vehicle functions can be visualized on the standard high-resolution 10.25-inch screen. Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC), the new and improved Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go.Competition:The new generation BMW 5 Series will compete against the likes of new generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB, Jaguar XF, Audi A6 and Volvo S90 in India.2017 BMW 5 SeriesPrice:We expect the 2017 BMW 5 Series to come with a price tag of Rs 50 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 62 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).2017 BMW 5 SeriesALSO READ:BMW begins production of 5 series at Chennai plantALSO READ:2017 BMW 5 Series to launch in India on June 29ALSO READ:BMW commence bookings for new 5 Series in India ahead of launchlast_img read more

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Time magazine sold for USD 190 million to couple

first_imgWashington, Sep 17 (AP) Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife.The Wall Street Journal reported that the iconic news magazine is being sold for USD 190 million to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer.The sale is occurring nearly eight months after Meredith Corp. completed its purchase of Time Inc.Meredith, the publisher of such magazines as People and Better Homes & Gardens, had put four Time Inc publications up for sale in March.Negotiations for the sale of the three other publications Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated are continuing. (AP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

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first_imgA lot was rumoured about the Vivo Z5 ahead of the launch. The Vivo Z5 is now official and the smartphone comes with top-notch specifications. Despite packing premium specs the Vivo Z5 is pretty affordable. The Vivo Z5 launches in China for starting price of CNY 1,598 that roughly translates to around Rs 16,000. Some of the key highlights of the Vivo Z5 are Snapdragon 712 processor, triple rear cameras, waterdrop notch display, a 4,500mAh battery, among other things.The Vivo Z5 launches in four variants in China. It packs up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The base model of the Vivo Z5 comes paired with 6GB RAM/64GB of internal storage and costs CNY 1,598 (roughly Rs. 16,000). The other three variants are 6GB RAM + 128GB, 6GB RAM + 256GB and 8GB RAM + 128GB and they cost CNY 1,898 (roughly Rs. 19,000), CNY 1,998 (roughly Rs. 20,000) and CNY 2,298 (roughly Rs. 23,000), respectively.Let’s take a quick look at the specs of the Vivo Z5:–The Vivo Z5 comes packed with a 6.38-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It offers screen-to-body ratio of 19.5:9.–The Vivo Z5 sports waterdrop notch on the top of the screen that equip the selfie camera.–The Vivo Z5 comes packed with a 32-megapixel sensor on the front with an f/2.0 lens on top.–On the rear panel the phone includes three cameras. The Vivo Z5 includes a primary 48-megapixel image sensor with f/1.79 lens, secondary 8-megapixel sensor with wide-angle f/2.2 lens and lastly there’s a 2-megapixel sensor. The phone comes packed with Super Night View 2.0+ to improve low-light photo quality.advertisement–The phone is powered by Snapdragon 712 processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Vivo Z5 also includes Multi-Turbo features to offer enhanced gaming experience to users.– Vivo Z5 comes packed with a 4,500mAh battery with support for 22.5W Flash Charge fast charging technology. Additionally, the Vivo Z5 also supports OTG reverse charging.–The phone includes 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB with OTG support. There are sensors like accelerometer, ambient light, proximity sensor, among others.–The Vivo Z5 includes an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Vivo Z5 is already selling in China except for the 8GB RAM model of the phone. The 8GB RAM model of the Vivo phone will go on sale starting from August 6. In China, the smartphone will be available in three colour versions — Aurora Illusion, Bamboo Forest Night, and Holographic Illusion.ALSO READ | Jio may announce 3 GigaFiber plans on August 12, prices could be more than expectedALSO READ | Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 India launch today: Specs, expected pricelast_img read more

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Szczesny pens song for pop star wife’s album

first_imgWTF ‘Sensitive guy’ Szczesny pens song for pop star wife’s album Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 23:31 11/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Szczesny Juventus Getty Images WTF Juventus Serie A The former Arsenal goalkeeper has always been musically inclined and has now tried his hand at songwriting Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has taken time from his footballing career to write a song for his wife Marina Luczenko’s new album.Luczenko, a renowned pop star in her native Poland, will release her new album ‘On My Way’ on Friday.Juve 21/20 to win Serie A Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The sixth track on the album is called ‘I Do’, and features a very special co-collaborator. “One evening I was bored, I listened to a melody composed by my wife and started to write some lines,” Szczesny said in quotes published in The Sun. “After that, I sent it to Marina as a surprise for her. I thought she was just gonna blow it off but she said it’s cool.”She has tried to record it, then we’ve made some changes, but the lyrics are mine!”Szczesny is an accomplished musician himself, playing piano and guitar, and says he had to call on his sensitive side to pen the track for his wife’s album. “What are the lyrics about? It can be interpreted differently but as an author I know exactly what I wanted to say.”It’s about toxic love. I must say I’m quite a sensitive guy. I think it went well.”last_img read more

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NATIONAL OPEN TEAMS ANNOUNCEMENT DELAYED

first_imgDue to a number of players having to undertake medical assessments the announcement of the Touch Football Australia National Open Teams to Tour South Africa in January 2007 has been delayed until these tests are completed.last_img

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A Major College Football Program Offered Zion Williamson A Scholarship

first_imgZion Williamson dunking the ball during the McDonald's All-American dunk contest.ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 26: Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day School attempts a dunk during the 2018 McDonald’s All American Game POWERADE Jam Fest at Forbes Arena on March 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Zion Williamson is the talk of the 2018-19 men’s college basketball season. Duke’s star freshman has dazzled – and dominated – his first couple of games on the court for the Blue Devils. The freak of an athlete is looking very much like a future No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick.The tank of a forward is built like no basketball player we’ve ever seen before. It’s hard to watch him play and not think he could’ve been a hell of a football player, too.A major college football program apparently agrees.Williamson was reportedly offered a scholarship by LSU.LSU tried to offer Zion Williamson a football scholarship in 2016. They never heard back.”I thought, hell, why not, he’s probably the best damn tight end to ever live.”https://t.co/JcbOoym5Er— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 15, 2018From ESPN.com:Once Mateos saw the highlights, he got Williamson’s phone number and reached out to offer him a scholarship to LSU.“I thought, hell, why not, he’s probably the best damn tight end to ever live,” Mateos told ESPN.Mateos, who said Orgeron likely didn’t even know about the offer, never heard back from Williamson.“Honestly, I just thought it would be really fun and would be good exposure for LSU if we offered him for football. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem to be too [interested],” Mateos said. “Coach O said go recruit the best athletes in the country, and that’s what I tried to do.”It seems like Zion made the right choice. He would’ve been a ton of fun to watch on the gridiron, though.last_img read more

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Tories win Quebec byelection in first test of Scheers appeal to nationalists

first_imgOTTAWA – The Conservatives have stolen a Quebec riding away from Justin Trudeau’s ruling Liberals, in the first test of Andrew Scheer’s effort to recreate the nationalist-conservative coalition that helped federal Tories dominate the province in the 1980s.Conservative candidate Richard Martel captured 52.7 per cent of the vote in a federal byelection held in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord — more than 5,000 votes ahead of Liberal Lina Boivin, who took 29.5 per cent.The NDP and Bloc Quebecois candidates were not in contention, capturing just 8.7 per cent and 5.6 per cent respectively, while the Green candidate brought up the rear with just 3.1 per cent of the vote.Just 36 per cent of eligible voters bothered to cast ballots.The byelection was precipitated by the resignation of rookie Liberal MP Denis Lemieux.He won the riding almost by fluke in the 2015 general election, with just 31 per cent of the vote. At that time, the contest was a four-way fight, with the NDP capturing 29.7 per cent of the vote, the Bloc taking 20.5 per cent and the Conservatives taking 16.6 per cent.Boivin’s showing Monday was only marginally worse than Lemieux’s but there was no longer a split vote for her to benefit from. The Conservatives, who’ve been assiduously wooing former separatists and soft nationalists in the riding, benefited from the collapse in support for the Bloc and NDP, vaulting from fourth place to first.Conservative Leader Scheer campaigned in the riding last week with former Bloc leader Michel Gauthier, who urged voters who used to support the separatist party — currently leaderless and in disarray after months of infighting — to switch their allegiance to the Conservatives.Scheer has also endorsed a number of Quebec-focused policies designed to appeal to erstwhile separatists and soft nationalists — such as allowing Quebec to collect federal taxes on Ottawa’s behalf so that Quebecers would be able to file a single federal-provincial tax return each year, rather than the two they’re currently required to file.As well, Scheer has said he’d give Quebec more power over culture and immigration and has promised to crack down on the influx of irregular refugee claimants, which has become a particular problem at Quebec’s Lacolle border crossing.He made no mention of any of that Monday as he welcomed Martel’s byelection victory.“Quebecers and Canadians are tired of the prime minister’s big deficit and high tax agenda. More and more, they are disappointed by this Liberal government and understand that only the Conservative Party can defend their interests,” Scheer said in a written statement.“Conservatives believe in responsible spending and in lowering taxes to make life more affordable for all Canadians. I look forward to working with Richard to spread our positive Conservative vision for Canada.”Chicoutimi-Le Fjord marks the Liberals’ first byelection defeat in a held riding since Trudeau became Liberal leader in 2013. For the Tories, Monday’s victory will help make up for the three ridings Trudeau’s Liberals have stolen from them in byelections, in addition to one snagged from the NDP.The byelection comes just as Trudeau is mired in a nasty trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump.The riding is in Quebec’s Saguenay region, the heart of the province’s aluminum industry.Trump has imposed a tariff of 10 per cent on aluminum imports and 25 per cent on steel, using national security as the justification. Trudeau has called that “insulting” to Canada and has vowed to slap dollar-for-dollar tariffs on a range of U.S. exports to Canada, starting July 1.Trudeau’s stance earned him an unprecedented, personal attack from Trump and his emissaries following the G7 summit in Quebec earlier this month. Trump called the prime minister “weak” and “dishonest” while one of his top aides said there’s “a special place in hell” for Trudeau and others who negotiate in bad faith with the president.While opinion polls suggest Canadians have rallied behind Trudeau, the issue evidently didn’t help Liberal fortunes in the byelection.Canada’s supply management system for dairy, eggs and poultry has also been in Trump’s crosshairs of late. While Trudeau has vowed to defend the system, his suggestion in a U.S. television interview that he’s willing to be “flexible” on the subject has concerned dairy farmers in Quebec, some of whom protested during a campaign stop the prime minister made in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord earlier this month.Scheer had his own woes over supply management. Last week, he fired one-time leadership rival Maxime Bernier from his post in the Conservative shadow cabinet after Bernier posted on his website a controversial chapter from his forthcoming book.In that chapter, Bernier, a staunch advocate for dismantling supply management, accuses Scheer of winning the leadership by mobilizing Quebec dairy farmers to ensure Bernier wasn’t victorious.That controversy doesn’t appear to have hurt the Conservatives in Monday’s byelection.They bolstered their chances in the riding by choosing Martel as their candidate, a well known junior hockey coach who was easily the highest profile contender in the race. A well known local candidate can be particularly influential in a byelection, when voters know their choice will make no difference to which party forms government.Chicoutimi-Le Fjord was held by the Bloc from 2004 to 2011, when the NDP snagged the riding as part of the orange wave that swept the province.Monday’s result is more dismal news for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, whose efforts to re-ignite the party have shown no discernible results so far.And it doesn’t bode well for the NDP in another imminent Quebec byelection once Singh’s predecessor, Tom Mulcair, resigns his Montreal seat of Outremont later this month.last_img read more

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Canadians Samantha Bee JeanMarc Vallee among Emmy nominees

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Bee’s “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner” is in contention for several awards in variety-special categories, including best special, best directing, best writing and best production design. Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Bee also got an Emmy nomination last year, for writing her late-night variety show.center_img The 69th annual Emmys will be staged on Sept. 17. “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” and the show’s recent “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner” special were nominated for several awards. Advertisement The late-night series is up for best variety talk series, best writing for a variety series and best interactive program for its web content. Vallee has a nomination for directing HBO’s murder mystery “Big Little Lies,” which got a total of 16 nods. Toronto native Samantha Bee and Quebec’s Jean-Marc Vallee are among this year’s Canadian Emmy Award nominees.last_img read more

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A bond beyond boundaries

first_imgMaa, is the strongest emotion. A bond that binds us forever. Lucky are the ones who are blessed to have her for long. As long as she is around, we can care to be a ‘child’. Today is Mother’s Day and for the lucky ones, here are a few ideas. Buy her a gift: Not just anything that you wish but something that she desires. Try to find something that she would want to have. You never know, she might have longed for one special thing but never uttered a word. Also Read – Feel what you fear Cook a dish: Whatever she would wish! In this internet blessed life, I’m confident that you can rustle up her favourite dish by exploring the recipe online. Don’t worry if the effort fails. She would love it anyway. A movie or a theatre: Why not spend an evening just enjoying and relaxing? A Chinese dinner at her favourite restaurant after that will always be wonderful. A drive: To the lanes and bylanes of the past. Her childhood neighbourhood, her school, her college, her best friend’s home or the first house where your parents started their life together – nostalgia can never fail and ice cream should always follow. Also Read – Homecoming Organise a small musical adda at home: A few friends, a guitar, a harmonium and you, that’s all you need to organise a memorable evening for her. She can sing her favourite Rabindra sangeet or Ghulam Ali while you can record her. She would blush, forget a word or two and still win hearts with her performance. Mothers are the greatest. If she is away from you: Video call her or surprise her with a video conference along with your siblings and make her super happy. You can always book a cake or some flowers wherever you are and send it across to her on this special day. Spend more time: Just promise yourself to spend more quality time with her. Flip through the old albums, let your head loose on her lap, sniff the smell of her saree while she softly runs her fingers through your hair. Feel heaven on earth. Whatever you do, do remember – nothing lasts forever. We never know when there will be no tomorrow. Today is the best day and remember to celebrate in your best way. (Send your questions to roopshashotm@gmail.com)last_img read more

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Bulgaria proceeds with plans to build Turk Stream extension

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria’s state-run gas network operator Bulgartransgaz is relaunching a 1.4 billion euro ($1.6 billion) tender to expand the country’s gas transport system from Turkey to Serbia.The company said Thursday that bids for construction of the 484-kilometre (300-miles) pipeline to transit mainly Russian gas to the border with Serbia will be accepted until March 6.Last year, Bulgaria adopted a new energy strategy that includes plans for a pipeline that could be linked to Gazprom’s Turk Stream project. Its two pipelines are designed to carry 15.7 billion cubic meters of gas across the Black Sea and would allow Russian gas deliveries to Europe to bypass Ukraine, the traditional transit gas route to the West.Energy issues will be discussed during next week’s visit by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.The Associated Press read more

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Top UN official calls for transition not exit strategy for Afghanistan

“I think we should talk about transition strategy, which is something completely different,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, told reporters in the capital, Kabul. Mr. Eide, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said vital to a “transition strategy” is the building up of Afghan institutions, which can help to ensure the sustainability of gains made. “It really means pushing more and more responsibilities on to the Afghan authorities, allowing them to take more responsibilities,” he stated, adding that Mr. Obama might also be thinking about the same strategy. “If we are to deliver services to the people, it can’t be done by international parallel structures. It has to be done by Afghan institutions. That’s going to take time, but the longer we wait the more time it will take.”The Special Representative said that the next five to six months “can give us a momentum that has been lost during the election process,” and the international community has to “re-assert” a long-term commitment to Afghanistan that can aid efforts to achieve peace and development.“That long-term commitment depends on a high degree of confidence and trust between the Government and the international community,” he noted.The way forward between Afghanistan and its international partners will be among the issues discussed at a conference to be convened on 28 January in London. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the upcoming gathering, and a further high-level conference to be convened in Kabul a few months later, as opportunities to discuss the country’s agenda in the wake of its recent presidential elections. “These conferences would thus constitute defining moments in the reconfiguration of the relationship between Afghanistan and the international community,” he said in a statement issued on Saturday. 1 December 2009Just hours before President Barack Obama formally announces the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan, the top United Nations envoy there today underscored the need for a long-term commitment from the international community for the country, stressing that now is not the time to talk about an exit strategy. read more

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Cabinet decides to allow private sector to import rice

The cabinet has decided to allow the private sector to import rice, the Government information department said today.Cabinet had discussed the rapid increase in the price of rice in the domestic market and decided to permit the private sector to import rice to offer relief to the public without affecting domestic farmers. The cabinet has further decided that the imported amount should be decided by the cabinet subcommittee on the cost of living. (Colombo Gazette)

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Health officials have confirmed the first case of bat rabies in

Health officials have confirmed the first case of bat rabies in Hamilton this year.This is a reminder to stay away from bats and other animals that can carry rabies such as racoons, skunks, foxes, as well as stray or unknown cats and dogs.The city is currently dealing with an outbreak of rabies with the virus predominantly found in raccoons and skunks.Since December 2016, 260 animals have tested positive for it.Officials say bats in Hamilton have been carriers almost every year, and since 2013 eight bats with the virus have made contact with humans.“Because rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms start, we want our community to be aware of the serious outcome of rabies and the risk of rabies from bats and other animals. If someone is bitten or scratched by an animal they need to clean the wound and seek medical attention right away so their rabies risk can be assessed and rabies can be prevented,” says Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health, City of Hamilton.Health officials offer the following tips to prevent rabies:• Always keep a safe distance from, and avoid contact with wild animals including raccoons, skunks, bats, unknown dogs and cats and other wild animals. Rabies can make animals aggressive or it can make them appear sick, scared, or friendly.• Bat proof your home.• Call Hamilton Animal Services at 905-546-2489 if you see a dead, sick or strangely acting raccoon, skunk, bat, or other wild animal.• Do not feed, help, handle, relocate any wildlife or keep them as pets.• If you are bitten by an animal, or had direct contact with an animal’s saliva, wash the wound with soap and water, seek medical attention immediately or call Public Health Services at 905-546-2489.• Vaccinate your pets against rabies, keep rabies vaccinations current for dogs and cats to protect them, and prevent any spread to people.• Contact your vet if your pet is in contact with a wild animal, including bats. read more

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Tell children created through surrogacy how they were born says firstever Government

first_imgIn the past fathers have been forced to book hotel accommodation nearby because hospitals have not been able to accommodate them, a spokesman said. The issue is understood to be one of capacity, with male parents harder to accommodate due to the need for privacy. Hospitals should be “more open-minded” about accommodating parents in surrogacy situations to enable them to stay, the spokesman added. Health minister Jackie Doyle-Price said: “We know that surrogacy can be a complex journey which is why we have created a guide fit for modern society, one which balances the need for emotional support with clear legal explanations, for surrogates and intended-parents alike.”Carmel Bagness, professional lead for midwifery and women’s health, at the Royal College of Nursing, said the guidance would be “an asset to many nurses and midwives working in England and Wales, including those working in non-fertility settings, who may not have encountered such arrangements before”. Children created through surrogacy should be told how they were born, the Government has said for the first time. The first-ever official guidance for surrogacy arrangements says that “openness, confidence and transparency about a child’s origins from an early age (pre-school) is the best way to talk to children about their identity and origins”. Parents are also warned not to enter into informal surrogacy arrangements but to use a surrogacy organisation to arrange the process, and advised not to go abroad but to use licensed clinics in the UK. The guidance was issued in response to a rising number of surrogacy arrangements, the Government said, and is intended to “ensure LGBTQ+ individuals are given equal care, and that all surrogates and intended parents are treated with due dignity and respect”. In 2016, 368 parental orders, which change the parenthood of a child born through surrogacy to the intended parents, were made. Lawyers and campaigners have called the law “outdated” because it does not give intended parents automatic responsibility for the child and does not formally recognise surrogacy agreements. The document from the Department for Health and Social Care, published on Wednesday, also tells healthcare workers that parents should be accommodated in the hospital alongside a surrogate mother. “Wherever possible, it may be advantageous for surrogates and IPs [intended parents] to be accommodated away from the other mothers on the post-natal ward to maintain privacy at a sensitive time,” it says, adding that restrictions on visiting hours and overnight stays have “been found to be an issue for male, same-sex IPs”. last_img read more

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Tkaczyk We are without two leaders

← Previous Story Sterbik has heart-surgery – 10 days to the full trainning Next Story → Joachim Boldsen about EHF EURO 2012: “Everything except the Final is disaster” In a conversation with Super Express media, Gregor Tkaczyk the veteran in the Polish team, expressed with worries about the missing of Szmal and Lijewski in the national team at the upcoming European Championship in Serbia that is to start in 10 days. He also expects Bartek Jaszka and Krzysiek Lijewski to show their potential and prove themself as future stars. read more

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Thierry Anti knows who is the first favorite to win Final4 PSG

HBC Nantes coach Thierry Anti has three European Cup’s final, but he lost all three with Creteil (Cup Winners Cup) and HBC Nantes (Men’s EHF Cup).  However, the biggest success in coaching career of successful French trainer is in progress, as his team reached VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 in Cologne.Anti speaks for Handball-Planet.com about chances of his team, but also points out who is the first favorite to win the event at Lanxess Arena.HBC Nantes will meet PSG Handball at the first semi-final which starts at 15.15 hrs. ← Previous Story VIDEO: “Let’s hear some noise” – “Let’s watch some TOP handball” Next Story → VIDEO: All colors of handball HBC NantesThierry Anti read more

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Well leave it there so Personal attacks Liverpools revolving door and all

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news… Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan poses with the trophy ahead of the Rugby World Cup kick-off this week.HomeJames McCarthy has revealed how close he came to joining Spurs. Close shave.Shane O’Donnell is back in hurling action tomorrow as Clare u21s name their Munster final line-up.The feature race in Galway was the Topaz Mile Handicap and it was won by 12/1 shot Vastonea. The Galway Races go into their second day this evening. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOMeath captain Kevin Reilly is pleading for an end to ‘nasty’ personal attacks on inter-county GAA players.The fixtures for the Ulster Bank League season were revealed today with Young Munster pitted against Clontarf on the opening weekend.AwayThe stepfather of Carlos Tevez was kidnapped today, but released unharmed eight hours later.In the US, the NCAA have agreed to pay a $75 million settlement in a concussion-related class action suit.Liverpool have completed the signing of Divock Origi – including the part where they loan him back to Lille.Plus, here’s news of all the transfers that definitely could maybe (probably not) happen before the window’s shut. England’s Nile Wilson dismounts the bars at the Commonwealth Games. Source: Dominic LipinskiLegendary rugby fullback Serge Blanco has been drafted into the French coaching team to give PSA a helping hand.A 16-year-old weightlifter at the Commonwealth Games has been  banned for doping.Cricket governing body, the ICC, have banned English all-rounder Moeen Ali from wearing a ‘Save Gaza’ wristband.The best thing we sharedClare’s Podge Collins unleashed his inner Owen Mulligan in the county Championship. Source: Jody O Connor/YouTubeOn the record”I’ll just have to be doing his massages every now and again after a game.”Rio Ferdinand thinks he knows how to stay on Richard Dunne’s good side after taking over the QPR number 5 jersey.The fixture listThe much anticipated Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 hurling final is on at 19.15 tomorrow with Cork facing Clare in Ennis.‘When two Norwegians collide’: Henning Berg’s Legia Warsaw is hoping to derail Celtic’s Champions League run at 19.45.Showbiz, Baby!Peyton Manning dancing is just as bad as you’d imagine. Source: Tunji Afonja/YouTube“Now try something OTHER than Seven Nation Army.”last_img read more

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Hong Kong veut limiter sa population de macaques

first_imgHong Kong veut limiter sa population de macaquesLe nombre de singes macaques ne cesse de grimper à Hong Kong, où il leur est très aisé de trouver de la nourriture. Alors que leur population a dépassé les 2.000 individus, les autorités ont décidé de mettre en place un programme de contrôle des naissances afin de les limiter.A Hong Kong, les singes côtoient les hommes sans crainte et se sont extrêmement bien adaptés au milieu urbain. La population de macaques a récemment dépassé les 2.000 individus dans la région, provoquant nuisances et plaintes des habitants. Les autorités ont alors décidé de mettre en place un programme des naissances afin de limiter la population de singes à Hong Kong, rapporte Science et Avenir.À lire aussiL’étonnante éclosion d’œufs du crapaud de Surinam”Je pense que nous avons encore beaucoup de place pour la vie sauvage. Mais la campagne et la ville se touchent et parfois, un conflit survient”, souligne Chung-tong Shek, du Département de conservation de l’agriculture et de la pêche (AFCD). C’est lui qui est à la tête du programme, qui fait depuis 2002 l’objet d’une expérimentation. Chaque mois, des femelles sont alors stérilisées. Jusqu’alors, 1.500 singes l’ont été dans le cadre d’un programme qui encore récemment, concernait aussi les mâles. Ce contrôle des naissances a été approuvé par les associations de défense des animaux. Et le programme, qui n’a pas fixé de limite pour la population des macaques semble déjà porter ses fruits. Le nombre de plaintes des habitants a en effet considérablement baissé depuis son lancement, passant de 1.400 en 2006 à moins de 200 ces dernières années.Le 15 mai 2011 à 20:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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