The bullet-riddled body of a BSF Assistant Sub-Inspector was recovered from a border post in Sabroom area in south Tripura on Thursday. BSF authorities said that the circumstances leading to his death would be ascertained after scientific and forensic investigations.Though BSF was reluctant to share the details of the incident at Kathaltali BOP, the police said Assistant Sub-Inspector Jogendra Singh was shot in the back of his head. Police arrived at the scene and shifted the body to a hospital for postmortem.The BOP is manned by 66th battalion of the BSF. ASI Singh hailed from Haryana. Arun Kumar Verma, Senior BSF official in Tripura frontier of BSF said the deceased was on duty when the incident occurred. “The exact circumstances leading to his death would be known after completion of scientific and forensic tests,” he told The Hindu adding that the authorities have ordered a probe.
View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss LATEST STORIES Filipinos collected two silver and two bronze medals in karate to add to the Philippines’ medal haul Tuesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Jayson Ramil Macaalay won silver in the men’s kumite -60kg event, where Senthil Kumaran of Malaysia bagged the gold.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next Rexor Tacay also settled for silver in the men’s kumite -67kg, bowing to Thailand’s Supa Ngamphuengphit in the final.Orencio delos Santos came away with a bronze in men’s kata individual while Junna Tsukii also snagged the bronze in the women’s kumite -50kg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Gymnastics chief sees ‘2 or 3 more’ gold medals LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “This isn’t what we are expecting from us,” said Laniog, who took over Ramil De Jesus who is now the team’s consultant, in Filipino.“Although they’ve been together before, they still have to work on their chemistry.”MJ Perez led F2 with 15 points while Aby Maraño and captain Cha Cruz combined for 16 points.Gyselle Silva had 17 points to lead Smart while Trivunovic added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Guiao develops another talent in Michael Miranda Kennedy Lynn Bryan of F2 over Sanja Trivunuvic and Maureen Penetramte-Ouano of Smart. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOF2 returned to the winners’ circle and made quick work of Smart, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers, who lost to undefeated Petron in four sets on Saturday, bumped their record to 2-1 while Smart has yet to win in four outings.ADVERTISEMENT From a 15-15 tie, the defending champions displayed their pedigree and outscored Smart 10-2 to close out the match.After Sanja Trivunovic scored an off-the-block kill to cut the deficit to two, 19-17, Kim Fajardo retaliated in the clutch scoring three of F2’s last six points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFajardo scored on a service ace for the Cargo Movers’ 23-17 lead before scoring another to end the match.Although they won in straight sets, head coach Arnold Laniog said the team is still far from satisfied with their performance. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Read Next
Gautam Gambhir is clearly in awe of his latest opening partner, Sunil Narine. Chasing 171 against Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens, the Kolkata Knight Riders openers added 76 off 5.4 overs – 37 of those runs came from Narine’s bat in just 18 deliveries. (KKR opening partnership took the game away from us: Maxwell)Gambhir himself remained unbeaten on 72 off 49 deliveries but he was delighted that his moved paid off. Chris Lynn was out injured and while many thought Robin Uthappa would join forces with his captain at the top, Gambhir threw a surprise by walking out with Narine. (Need to start trusting Narine with the bat now: Gambhir)At the end of the day, the move was vindicated and Gambhir said his usual No.8 was now even good enough to advise top batsmen in the team including the skipper.”Some of the batsmen should be really proud of the way he batted. Look at some of the shots he played; I need to take tips from Narine to hit big sixes,” Gambhir told iplt20.com.Gambhir has had an outstanding time in the IPL – the first three years were spent with Delhi Daredevils before he shifted base to Kolkata. But he is often under pressure to see his team through, However with Narine going berserk, it allowed Gambhir to enjoy his game and play more freely. (Umesh makes immediate impact on comeback, Narine stars as opener)”I really enjoyed it and it takes a lot of pressure off my shoulders.”With Narine on the other side I knew there was someone on the other side who is going to go hard at the bowlers and score runs at will, that too at each and every delivery,” he said. (Gambhir wants to finish IPL career with Delhi Daredevils)advertisementKKR are a very well-balanced team and it showed in their comprehensive win over KXIP even without Lynn, who was easily their biggest star in the opening win over Gujarat Lions. (Gambhir has most IPL half-centuries as captain)Gambhir reckoned with Narine batting as an opener, it lengthens the batting line-up and that, the captain said, would be a big advantage going ahead into the tournament.”When he bats at No.8, he hardly gets any deliveries to bat with just some tail-enders left. If this move does work well going forward, it is going to be a great advantage for us.”We have a batting line-up that boasts of hitting the big ball and are attacking players. With Sunil going all guns blazing, it just lengthens our batting line-up,” Gambhir said.
By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Aug 16 (PTI) The failure to clear the Yo-Yo endurance test at the National Cricket Academy was the primary reason why Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were not considered for the Sri Lanka limited overs series. The Indian team regularly undergoes a series of fitness tests with Yo-Yo endurance test being the most important of them. It is an advanced version of the beep test that was used by teams of earlier generations. The current Indian team is considered to be the fittest by a fair distance. It has been learnt that for the current Indian team, the acceptable Yo-Yo score is 19.5 and upwards. Captain Virat Kohli, easily the fittest Indian cricketer, scores around 21 in the test. However both Yuvraj and Raina have scored well below the permissible level of 19.5 with Yuvraj barely managing to touch 16, which was the biggest reason for his ouster. “The current team think tank, coach Ravi Shastri, skipper Virat Kohli and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad have made it clear that fitness standards are non-negotiable. “On an average, the Australian cricketers score 21 in Yo-Yo test. Here Virat, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey regularly hit that score while others are either touching 19.5 or is hitting above that score,” a BCCI official, who cannot come on record, told PTI today. “In an earlier era, when the traditional beep test was in vogue, the Indian players of the 1990s would have scored around 16 to 16.5 barring a few like Mohammed Azharuddin, Robin Singh or Ajay Jadeja. “But now its different as the skipper himself is hitting the benchmark, which the Australian cricket team sets it,” the official added. Just for understanding, how the Yo-Yo Test works. Cones are placed to mark out two lines 20 meters apart. A player starts with his foot behind one of the lines, and begins running when instructed. Player continues running between the two lines, turning when signalled by the recorded beeps. After each minute or so, the pace gets quicker. If the line is not reached in time, the player must run to the line turn and try to catch up with the pace within two more beeps. The test is stopped if the player fails to catch up with the pace within the two ends. The entire process is software-based where the results are recorded. It must be noted that the same test for football and hockey team will produce entirely different results have higher benchmarks, considering the speed and endurance level involved with the sport. PTI KHS BS KHSadvertisement
MILWAUKEE — A night after the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen squandered a game in the ninth inning, the relief corps nailed down a win over the New York Mets.Four relievers held the Mets scoreless over the final 3 1-3 innings, and the Brewers beat the Mets 5-2 on July 26th.Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, who blew a save chance and took the loss against the Mets on July 25th, recorded his 30th save in 34 chances.He gave up a one-out double in the ninth but recorded two strikeouts in the inning. “It was a heart-breaker last night, and I wanted to get back out there as soon as possible,” Rodriguez said. “One day this game can put you on top and the next day it can put you in the ground. You have to have a short memory about it.”Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta earned his team-leading 12th win but struggled with his command. Peralta (12-6) labored through 5 2-3 innings, giving up six hits and two runs.He walked three batters and struck out two. He threw 103 pitches and didn’t show the command he had in his previous outing on Monday against Cincinnati, when he surrendered three hits and one run in seven innings.“He wasn’t on his game,” Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke said. “The great thing is that he got through the game and kept the run total down and got us innings. I thought he battled every inning.”Peralta said he struggled with command of his fastball. “When you have your best it’s really easy to go through the lineup but when you don’t have your best you have to make one pitch at a time to keep your team in the game,” he said.Even on an off night, Peralta is difficult to hit, Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “His command was off for sure but when you’re throwing 97 or 98 miles per hour, that’s not easy to hit,” Collins said. “We got some guys in good situations but we just couldn’t mount anything.”Mark Reynolds homered and Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Khris Davis added run-scoring hits for NL Central Division-leading Milwaukee.Jonathon Niese (5-6) took the loss, giving up five hits and three runs in five innings. He walked two batters and struck out four. “I thought today I was hitting the spots for the most part,” Niese said. “Obviously, the mistakes that I made cost me.”The Mets took a 1-0 lead when Curtis Granderson, mired in an 0-for-18 slump, led off the third with a double to center. He moved to third on a groundout and scored on Lucas Duda’s soft single to center. In his next at-bat, leading off the fifth, Granderson hit a line drive home run down the right-field line to make it 2-0.The Brewers got on the board in the fifth when Jean Segura reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, advanced to third on a fly out by Peralta and scored on a wild pitch by Niese.Milwaukee grabbed the lead later in the inning when Lucroy blasted a double to deep center with two outs, scoring Carlos Gomez, who had singled. Braun followed with an RBI single to give the Brewers a 3-2 edge.Reynolds extended Milwaukee’s lead to two runs in the sixth with a 420-foot home run to center off Carlos Torres. The Brewers made it 5-2 in the eighth on Davis’ RBI double.(RICH ROVITO)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Jeff Capel Quinn CookDuke senior guard Quinn Cook, one of the few upperclassmen who saw meaningful time for the Blue Devils on the floor during the NCAA Tournament, has a great relationship with the team’s coaching staff. Thursday, we saw yet another example of that fact in action.Duke assistant Jeff Capel posted a photo of a note that Cook left him on his office door from yesterday. In the note, Cook writes that he “came through” to talk to Capel. Capel’s response? “You most definitely came through.” Well done.Cook had a fantastic NCAA Tournament, averaging 13.5 points per game as he led the Blue Devils to their fifth national title. He’s out of eligibility, but we have a feeling that he’ll still be a fan favorite for quite some time.
Next Indo-Asian News Service MonacoFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 08:32 IST Novak Djokovic is now only one Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award behind Roger Federer. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic has now won four World Sportsman of the Year trophy at Laureus Sports awardsJapanese tennis star Naomi Osaka won the World Breakthrough of the Year AwardFrance national football team received a second World Team of the Year AwardTennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year here on Monday, and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World Sportswoman of the Year Award thanks to her dominant world championship performance last year.Djokovic triumphed in tough competition against football star duo of Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, Kenyan marathon world record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge and NBA superstar LeBron James.”A Laureus Award is what every athlete wants to win, and this one is a huge honour for me. Being among so many sporting greats here tonight, and hearing about the inspirational work Laureus is doing around the world, gives this Award a special meaning for me,” said Djokovic.The fourth Sportsman of the Year trophy has moved Djokovic level with athletics icon Usain Bolt, just one shy of Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer’s record, reports Xinhua.It was fitting that we gave the last words of #Laureus19 to an athlete who epitomises so much of what we admire in our sporting heroes.What a speech @DjokerNole… pic.twitter.com/kQpZm5RK1M#Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019After returning from an elbow surgery, Djokovic won the Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018.Djokovic added that reflecting on that journey, “it seems like a fairytale story.”Biles won four gold, one silver and one bronze medals at the 2018 World Championships. Also the World Sportsmwoman of the Year winner in 2017, she made history by becoming the first woman to win four all-around world gymnastics championships.advertisementBiles has a record 14 career world titles under her name at the age of 21. She went ahead of winter sports stars Ester Ledecka and Mikaela Shiffrin, Grand Slam tennis champions Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber, and four-time ironman world champion Daniela Ryf in the vote.A few words from the #Laureus19 World Sportswoman of the Year, @Simone_Biles pic.twitter.com/AntQsyO240#Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu received the most votes globally to become the 2019 Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year winner.Xia had lost both his legs in 1975 during his first attempt to reach the world’s highest peak of Qomolangma due to frostbite. He challenged the summit in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well, but his dreams were shattered owing to avalanche, earthquake and bad weather respectively. He finally made it in his fifth attempt on May 14, 2018, becoming the first Chinese double amputee climber to have reached the summit of Qomolangma.”Reaching the summit of Qomolangma is always a dream and goal for me. I have fought for it over the past decades. Despite bad knocks several times, I never give up. I think the perseverance made my life so colourful and meaningful,” said Xia.How would we describe #Laureus19?Well they say a picture paints a thousand words.To Monaco, our nominees and winners, the Laureus Academy, and everyone in the @LaureusSport family, thank you! pic.twitter.com/ra8w9H0n0S#Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019FRENCH FOOTBALL TEAM, NAOMI OSAKA WIN LAURELSFIFA World Cup winners France became the first national football team to win a second Laureus World Team of the Year Award. Their coach Didier Deschamps was on site to accept the award.Japan’s first Grand Slam tennis singles champion Naomi Osaka took the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award. The 21-year-old is now number one in the world after recently winning the Australian Open.Want to hear from the #Laureus19 Breakthrough of the Year!?Here’s @Naomi_Osaka_ pic.twitter.com/FwQuwNzWjQ#Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019Golfing star Tiger Woods received the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award for winning the Tour Championship, his third Laureus Award after the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year accolade in 2000 and 2001.The 17-year-old American snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim, who became the youngest woman to win a Winter Olympics snowboarding gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, won the Action Sportsperson of the Year Award.Slovak alpine skier Henrieta Farkasova and her guide Natalia Subrtova won the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award.Yuwa, a sport for development organization that works in the rural region of Jharkhand in northern India, received the Laureus Sport for Good Award for their life-changing work in using football to improve the lives of young girls from disadvantaged communities.The inspiring @YuwaFootball are the reason for the @LaureusSport for Good award #Laureus19 pic.twitter.com/nRnG3tSNEF#Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019The Laureus World Sports Academy recognized Eliud Kipchoge with the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award.advertisementLegendary football manager Arsene Wenger received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to football during his 22 years as manager of Arsenal.”Sport is tremendous, I had a long career but my passion for sport is intact, my passion for human beings is intact.”He changed football and still considered a mentor by the world stars who played for him.A man who truly understands #Laureus19 Sport for Good: Arsene Wenger pic.twitter.com/Wcin3t68G5#Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019Skiing great Lindsey Vonn’s incredible career was recognized by the Laureus Academy with the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Novak DjokovicFollow Simone BilesFollow Laureus Sports awardsFollow Naomi OsakaFollow Tiger WoodsFollow Yuwa NGOFollow Arsene Wenger Laureus Sports awards: Djokovic, Biles win Sportspersons of the Year awardsNovak Djokovic won the World Sportsman of the Year while Simone Biles received the World Sportswomen of the Year award. Arsene Wenger was given the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.advertisement
Looking for something amusing for your pad? Look no further than IZOLA.The brand was launched in 2005 by Neil Rasmus (one of the guys behind Billy Farrell Agency – one of New York City’s largest full service photo company) and Richard Brandt. These two guys have injected humor into everyday objects from shower curtains and pocket knives to flasks and shoe brushes.This season IZOLA has released a new slew items you’re sure to love – and will make for great holiday gifts, that is if you’ve already started looking.So what are some of our favorites right now?The ‘Gatsby’ Flask – Who doesn’t love a 5oz flask? They can be real lifesavers – especially when you can customize and engrave it yourself This flask is shaped differently (spherical) from the standard flasks out there and is made from stainless steel. If “Gatsby” isn’t your thing, there are seven other expressions to choose from like “hair of the dog” , “best intentions” and ‘three sheets to the wind”. It’s perfect for any dad, or for that uptight friend who is in desperate need of a drink.Remember those “unbreakable” black combs? We’ll, mine broke last week. IZOLA’s Brass Comb will make you want to comb your hair, even when you don’t have to go anywhere. This item comes with a canvas pouch, and can also be engraved. The perfect item to be passed down from pop to son.Another item on our must have list – the ‘Take Care’ shave kit. The ultimate travel companion is IZOLA’s shave kit that is constructed out of heavy 20oz cotton canvas – so they can take a good beating while you travel the globe. They’re also lined in water resistant material, which makes cleaning them all that much easier.So now that you’re on the lookout for some great holiday gifts, make sure to stop by IZOLA’s website and look at all the well curated items. How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home Editors’ Recommendations Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place)
TORONTO – Is it Lyme disease or not?That’s one of the questions the University of Guelph hopes to be better able to answer with a new research lab dedicated to improving testing — and eventually treatment — for the tick-borne bacteria that is increasingly affecting Canadians country-wide.On Wednesday, the Ontario university announced it will be setting up the lab with a $1.4-million grant from the G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases, named for Magnotta Winery co-founder Gabe Magnotta.Magnotta, an avid outdoorsman, died in 2009 at age 60 from complications of Lyme disease after suffering increasingly debilitating symptoms for almost seven years. His wife and business partner Rossana Magnotta, CEO of the Vaughan, Ont.-based winery, created the non-profit foundation in 2012 in his memory.“It’s been a long road, and it’s been a dream of mine to make it happen,” she said in an interview prior to the announcement. “I’m so excited that we’re going to be able to be that beacon of hope for so many Lyme patients.”Lyme disease, first identified in Lyme, Conn., in 1975, is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which infects birds, small rodents and deer. Ticks — most commonly the blacklegged and western blacklegged species — pick up the bacteria by biting infected animals, then pass it on to other animals and humans.Some, but not all, people develop a bull’s-eye rash at the site of the bite. Initial symptoms are flu-like, including fever, headache, nausea, light sensitivity and muscle aches. But left untreated, the infection can spread within the body, leading to skin rashes, arthritis-like pain, cognitive impairment, and vision and hearing problems.Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed, as symptoms can mimic neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.Even when the disease is diagnosed in its early stages, patients can develop new symptoms after treatment.Health Canada recently earmarked $4 million to establish a Lyme disease research network in conjunction with its Federal Framework on Lyme Disease.“Lyme disease is increasingly recognized as a substantial threat across the country and there is a profound need for high-quality science that can improve the lives of afflicted Canadians,” said Melanie Wills, a research associate in the university’s department of molecular and cellular biology, who will direct the new lab.“We want to uncover the molecular mechanisms that are driving the infections, that are driving persistent symptoms and causing different manifestations in different subpopulations of people who suffer from Lyme disease,” she said.Wills plans to work with other Lyme researchers and centres to develop a national collaborative network involving scientists, clinicians and patients.“Our focus right now is on people who are ill. How are we best going to diagnose this, and what is the best course of intervention?”The actual prevalence of Lyme among Canadians is controversial, as are the testing methods used to diagnose the disease and the use by some doctors of long-term antibiotics to treat persistent symptoms caused by the infection.The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) estimates that 987 Canadians were newly infected with Lyme in 2016, up from 682 new cases in 2013 and 144 cases in 2009.But Dr. Ralph Hawkins, an internal medicine specialist at the University of Calgary whose practice includes patients with Lyme disease, believes the actual number of those who have contracted the infection is likely five times higher, based on how testing is performed in Canada.Those with suspected Lyme are first given an ELISA test to detect antibodies in the blood. If positive, blood is then tested by the Western blot method for confirmation.If that second antibody test comes back negative, the first result is considered to have been a false-positive and the patient is unlikely to get standard antibiotic treatment, despite having symptoms of the disease.Hawkins said that of 2,500 ELISA-positive tests compiled by PHAC’s National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg over the last five years, just 22 per cent were confirmed by subsequent Western blot tests.But many in the Lyme community — among them patients, some doctors and researchers — question the ability of those tests to accurately diagnose an infection, leading many people with symptoms to seek testing at certain labs outside Canada, usually in the U.S., which use a different protocol.“Lyme disease in Canada is probably under-reported, under-diagnosed and as a result it’s undertreated,” said Hawkins, who calls the effects of persistent infection “profoundly disabling.”Rossana Magnotta can attest to that: about five years after symptoms began, her husband was unable to walk unassisted, had severe pain and could no longer write or communicate verbally.Though Magnotta, a former medical lab technician, suspected Lyme from the outset of her husband’s illness, she couldn’t convince neurologists they consulted to consider that possibility.“When I was suffering with him every step of the way, we were like in a black hole.”When he did finally get diagnosed, following testing in the U.S. and Germany, and began long-term antibiotic treatment, her husband did begin to improve — but it was too late to reverse the widespread damage the infection had inflicted, resulting in his death.Magnotta hopes the Guelph research lab will eventually mean other patients and their families won’t have to go through the same kind of suffering.Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.
VANCOUVER – A real estate association watching Metro Vancouver’s tight and costly housing market predicts conditions should begin to ease by the third quarter of 2018.The British Columbia Real Estate Association says home builders are responding to a lack of available homes across the region by dramatically increasing multi-family housing starts.Starts across Metro Vancouver surged 40 per cent to 22,700 units in 2016, while the report says an estimated 19,700 multi-family homes were started so far this year, and a further 19,000 units are forecast in 2018.The association’s report says data on estimated completion times of the developments suggests available suites in new apartment projects should rise from fewer than 4,000 units per quarter in 2016 to about 6,000 by late next year.Most of the units are pre-sold, but the report says renters who are buying homes will free up needed rental suites, while owners moving to new units will bolster a scarce supply of housing as their former properties go on sale.The study says a surge in multi-family completions isn’t the only solution for housing affordability in Metro Vancouver.But it says a significant increase in the supply of homes can help keep a lid on climbing rents and house prices.
Tom FennarioAPTN NewsFormer and current leaders in Nunavik used their appearance at the Quebec inquiry to blast the federal and provincial governments for turning Inuit culture upside down and causing the social ills that plague many of their communities in the sub-arctic region.“My ancestors learnt to live of the land and its animals using everything,” former Kuujjuaq mayor Tunu Napartuk told the commissioners. “They invented the Kayak, and the igloo. It was out of necessity.“Our form of education was straight and simple; if you do this you live, if you do that you die.”Napartuk continued by reminding the commissioners that if you look through the lens of 4,000 years of Inuit history, the social struggles being faced today in Quebec are a recent cause of colonialism.“It’s only these 60 past years that all these changes started for the Inuit of Nunavik,” he said.The Quebec inquiry is in Nunavik learning about the relationship people here have with some of the province’s public departments.Jennifer Munick, chairperson for the Kativik Regional Government, the administrative body that provides services throughout Nunavik, said dealing with the federal and provincial government for health and justice services can be frustrating.“We’re constantly overwhelmed, it’s like we’re trying to swim, over, keep ourselves alive,” Munick said. “I feel bad for the health sector, the frontline workers. But I feel bad more so for Inuit.”The day of testimony wasn’t all bleak.Two representatives of Project Saqijuq gave a presentation of how their organization is serving as a liasion between community programs and the justice system.One of their programs takes troubled and vulnerable men out on the land for cultural lessons.Another is a wellness court which they hope can serve as a partial alternative to Quebec’s over taxed and failing travelling court.“Say someone was arrested and it was someone who may have issues with addictions, they could be someone who could be met by a member of Saqijuq, should they be willing to try to go through treatment,” said Aileen MacKinnon, Saqijuq regional coordinator. “It would be something that would be suggested, suggested with their lawyers before the court.”Saqijuq is meeting with representatives of the province later this week to talk about going forward with the community court.For Tunu Napartuk, it comes down to survival – except this time he said, Inuit can’t do it on their own.“I can do my share as an Inuk, I can do my best with my children, but the region of Nunavik will need a full partnership with the government of Quebec to make history right,” he firstname.lastname@example.org@tfennario
Gururgam: A shopkeeper was shot at by two unidentified men after he asked for money for giving them cigarettes.The victims who are said to be critical has been admitted in the hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the assailants who attacked him have not been identified as of now. The entire incident occurred on Monday night when two people who were on the bike asked for a cigarette from a shop owner. They however became angry when the owner asked for money and after an alteration, they shot him and then fled away from the scene. “We have registered the case under the following sections and begun the search to nab the culprits. There were two people who were involved in the act. We are hoping that the shopkeeper who was injured in the act recovers soon so that he can help us in identifying the culprits,” said a senior police official from Sohan Police. “We are trying to retrieve the CCTV images around the area to see what may have been the real reason of the murder. As per our investigation, there were three masked men who came in the bike surrounded the victim and then shot him dead by firing multiple rounds of bullets,” he added. This is not for the first time when traders have been targetted or even murdered in the outskirts of the city. A sharp rise in the number of attacks on the traders in the outskirts of Gurugram by dreaded gangsters has resulted in the business community protesting on the worsening law and order time and again. The traders have been demanding that is a need for more police vigilance in the outskirts of the city like Sohna, Pataudi and Badshahpur where the rates of crime against the traders are rising rapidly.
Skhirat – The Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) on Saturday announced its decision to set up a front for the defense of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom and the Sahara issue, which will be responsible for mobilizing resources for the defense of the national cause and monitoring the latest developments.The Secretary General of the party, Mustapha Bakouri, who made the announcement at the 16th PAM National Council, held Saturday Skhirat, said that the creation of this body comes after the recent developments in the Sahara, including the continued talks under the auspices of the United Nations.He also recalled the adoption by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of a new model of integrated regional development for the southern provinces, stressing that these developments require a lot of monitoring and vigilance to protect the territorial integrity of Morocco.
Some 6.5 billion items were sent last year, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) said in a press release issued at its headquarters in Berne, Switzerland.Domestic parcel volumes increased by nearly 8 per cent while international volumes rose by 1 per cent, a result the UPU said could be connected to e-commerce, with the majority of online purchases still remaining within borders. In his message for the annual event, UPU Director General Edouard Dayan acknowledged postal services’ contribution to economic and social development. “Owing to their universality, postal services provide a link between people all over the globe. This is especially important at a time when millions of people do not enjoy the right to communication,” Mr. Dayan said. “In a constantly changing world, postal services make it possible to establish and maintain this contact and this link, both of which are vital.”Latin America experienced the highest regional increase in overall domestic and international parcel volumes in 2007, while the largest increase in letters was seen in Arab countries. For the last 60 years UPU has worked to promote the development of postal markets, ensuring the interconnection of its 191 member countries’ networks and setting the rules for international mail exchanges.Achievements already made in 2008 by the UN organization include establishing an agreement for direct mail exchanges between the Israeli and Palestinian Authority and UPU member countries, and also adopting a four-year road map that emphasizes the key role played by the postal sector in the world’s economy. 9 October 2008Domestic and international mail and parcel volumes continue to grow, despite predictions that they would decline because of the advance of electronic commerce, the United Nations postal agency says today as it observes the annual World Post Day.
← Previous Story Tobbias Karlsson prepares special “rainbow” message for Poland Next Story → Slovenia without Dragan Gajić at Men’s EHF EURO 2016! Danish coach Jan Pytlick will leave ŽRK VArdar Skopje at the end of the season 2015/2016. The Olympic winner with the Danish girls, has contract until 2017, but he decided to finish his Macedonian adventure due private reasons.Pytlick worked together with domestic coach Indira Kastratović. ŽRK Vardar won two third places at the last two Women’s EHF Champions League Final4.
Marine pollution isn’t limited to plastic bags and oil spills: Researchers found that eels exposed to trace amounts of cocaine in the water suffer health problems.Recent studies have shown that various medications—illegal or not—make their way into rivers and streams, often damaging the aquatic residents.In this case, scientists from Italy’s University of Naples Federico II and the University of Salerno focused on one species and one drug: eels and cocaine.“The presence of illicit drugs in the aquatic environment represents a new potential risk for aquatic organisms, due to their constant exposure to substances with strong pharmacological activity,” according to a paper, published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. “Currently, little is known about the ecological effects of illicit drugs.”Banned in most parts of the world, the narcotic can infiltrate waterways via users’ urine, or direct dumping into toilets (so while you may be helping an addict friend, remember you’re also harming fish).There is as much as 20 billionths of a gram of coke per liter of water off the coast of Europe, as reported by Phys.org, which gained access to the full study.But what effect do these levels of contamination have on eels?Over a period of 50 days, the team observed a sampling of 150 snake-like critters—some swimming in clean water from a tap, others in cocaine-polluted tanks.Their results are disturbing, to say the least.Effects of cocaine on the European eel (via Science of The Total Environment)Aside from noticeable levels of hyperactivity compared to their clean counterparts, the drugged-up eels appeared healthy—on the outside. A post-mortem dissection, however, proved otherwise.Researchers found instances of muscle damage around the skeletons, which can inhibit swimming. They also detected swollen and sometimes broken muscle fibers, which, while not life-threatening, can inhibit the eels from successfully migrating.They also reported that despite a post-exposure transfer to clean tanks for up to 10 days, none of the junkie fish immediately recovered.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Tenn. Police Warn of ‘Meth-Gators,’ Urge Users Not to Flush DrugsChild Finds $40,000 Worth of Meth Inside Lego Box Stay on target
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A teacher placed on leave from Laurin Middle School after he was accused of assaulting his wife now faces a stalking charge in Seattle, from when he was allegedly seen driving around the woman’s home and one of their children’s schools.Michael J. Brotherton, 46, was arrested in Seattle last week on suspicion of domestic violence stalking and two counts of violating domestic violence protection orders.The protection orders apply to Brotherton’s wife and their two minor children.According to Seattle Municipal Court records, Brotherton’s wife and their children have been staying in Seattle. Prior to dropping the children off at school June 12, the woman saw Brotherton driving around her current home. A staff member at one of the children’s schools also saw Brotherton driving around the school.Brotherton was booked into the Clark County Jail on June 22 on an out-of-county warrant and then was booked Monday in the King County Correctional Facility. His bail was set at $200,000, but he posted bond and was released Wednesday, records show.Battle Ground Public Schools placed Brotherton on administrative leave in April, and a district spokeswoman said at that time he’d remain on leave pending the outcome of his case.
By Yankuba JallowHonourable Halifa Sallah, the secretary general for Peoples’ Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism has told journalists that the next step for the New Gambia is to have a system change.Sallah said the Coalition succeeded in unseating ex-president Jammeh to achieve the second phase of the revolution. He said the first phase was to attain the right to self- determination, Independence and the sovereignty of the Republic. He said his generation has attained the second phase on second December 2016 that is the sovereignty of the people. He added that before 2 December 2016, few believed that sovereignty of the Republic resides in them and that their votes could effect change. HE noted that now all are convinced that their votes must determine who leads in the Gambia.He indicated that the fundamental task that remains is to have a system change.PDOIS Press ConferenceThe system change according to Sallah, should address the economic challenges that the country is facing.PDOIS on Sunday explained to journalists the matters discussed at its national congress and the resolutions emanating from the debate of the delegates.Sallah, who doubles as the National Assembly Member for Serrekunda Constituency stated this in a press conference held on Sunday 6 January 2019.Earlier, the party’s chairperson, Honourable Sidia S. Jatta said the press conference was meant to announce the beginning of a new beginning.“The change that we have been calling for is yet to come,” he said.On his part, Honourable Sallah dilated on the formation of the coalition and the aftermath of the formation. Sallah stated that the formation of the coalition came out of necessity due to the political atmosphere that existed at the time.Mr Sallah, who is also the National Assembly Member for Serekunda, said the Constitution of PDOIS establishes the congress as the second highest organ of the party.“It has given a mandate to serve for four years but in between the four years the congress is given mandate to convene every two years a review congress,” he said.According to Mr Sallah, “in the 2015 congress of PDOIS, resolutions were passed and one of the resolutions was that the central committee had the mandate to negotiate with other opposition parties in order to develop a strategy and tactic for the 2016 presidential election.”“We would want the public to go back to what PDOIS indicated in Agenda 2016. We emphasized that we will work for electoral reform so that we can have a level ground for multi-party contest but if electoral reform fails, then the opposition parties should meet and select one candidate among their numbers who will serve as the flagbearer to effect the change that the people desired,” he saidHe explained that at the time the coalition was being formed, some of the political leaders were either in prison or out of the country. He said he sought the consent of the Central Committee of the party to write to all presidential candidates to invite them to a meeting so that they could discuss the formation of a coalition. He added that several meetings were held at Kairaba Beach Hotel. He averred that the Coalition was eventually formed and a convention held where an independent candidate in the person of Mr. Adama Barrow was elected by the delegates.He said after the December 1 elections, the Coalition won and the former president accepted the verdict of the people and congratulated the president elect (as he then was). He called on all Gambians to show appreciation for the work done by the former Inspector General of Police Yankuba Sonko and former Chief of Defence Staff Qusman BadJie, respectively.’ He said he had to convene meetings with the security chiefs to handle the affairs of the 120000 who became internally displaced and over 50000 who became refugees. He said in one of the meetings the former Director General Yankuba Badjie came late and explained that Jammeh wanted to take him along but he declined to go.Sallah also stated that the Coalition security personnel should also be given national awards for their steadfastness and devotion to the State.“These are people who have risked their lives for the State knowing fully that they were risking their lives and they could have been killed,” he said. He said to prevent ECOMIG forces from entering as a force of occupation the current Chief of Defence Staff who was outside the country had to be sent by President Barrow to come to the Gambia as a security advisor to serve as liaison between the security forces and the ECOMIG contingent“ECOMIG entered the Gambia as a force of solidarity and not a force of occupation,” he said.Sallah said essentially power was handed to the president-elect, Barrow without any life and government property been lost and no bank looted.He said it was the PDOIS 2015 Congress Resolution that was implemented in collaboration with other stakeholders that effected change and President Barrow came to power.Sallah said the government should have been a transitional one that serve as an end to self-perpetuating rule and ensure civic awareness. He said the New Gambia should be embraced by the birth of new Gambians who will be sovereign and know that power belongs to them.“The people should be enlightened to be united as a nation,” Sallah said.He said the transition should address the question, who is citizen because the previous governments have failed to address it. He put forward that the issue of citizenship could only be addressed when proper documentation of the citizens take place so as to avoid fraudulent acquisition of citizenship. He said for his party, they are of the view that every person born in a village or any community should be recorded and computerized so that no person can have access to acquire citizenship fraudulently.On the Constitutional Review, Sallah said PDOIS proposed a 2-term limit of 4 years and that the death penalty be revoked. Also, whenever the office of the President becomes vacant, elections should take place with 90 days. He said PDOIS also believes that the right to life, liberty, freedom from torture and unlawful arrest and detention, bail, property among other rights should be enshrined in the new Constitution and there should be institutions to support those rights. Sallah added that the country should be a secular state.“It is very clear that without socialization, we cannot have a cooperative society. If we were to have a cooperative society, socialization must start from our homes and also with educational institutions. We must be able to impart the values that would enable us live as a united nation,” he said.Sallah said PDOIS will introduce an education that will focus primarily on citizenship education for building of a sovereign Gambian who would have the right to self-determination and self-reliance that will go through all the other institutions.He remarked, “The objective is to build a self-determined and self-reliant human being who is capable of ensuring the self-reliance and self-determination of the Republic”.Sallah said the 1 December 2016 elections was the first time in the history of The Gambia for power to be transferred through the ballot box.“For PDOIS this was our achievement, we effected the change and it was President Barrow’s responsibility to exercise direction and control over an executive and prepare the ground for the type of policies and the institutions that will effect what the Coalition aspired for; an inclusive Gambia, transparent and accountable Gambia where institutions will serve the people with devotion.We expected a transition where a new Constitution will emerge and empower the citizenry; ensure the accountability of elected representatives to the population and ensure that services are delivered to address the needs and aspirations of the people with efficiency and effectiveness.”Sallah said PDOIS wanted to achieve that by remaining together and have independent candidates for both the National Assembly and the local government elections so that they build The New Gambia that will serve as a platform for system change.“The quality of regime change would have eradicated self-perpetuating rule, ensure civic awareness so that we will be able to move forward to another change where elections will be held on a level ground, parties will be given the mandate to contest on a level ground and build the type of Gambia we all aspire for,” he said.Sallah said what exists today is that the country has an executive president and whether he serves 3 or 5 years is entirely left to him because the Coalition existed in the past but not in the present.Sallah said during the PDOIS Congress, it was noted that the party went into the National Assembly and Local Government elections unprepared because the level ground that was sought by the opposition parties in 2015 for Electoral and Constitutional Reform in The Gambia did not exist.“After the change, parties sought resources wherever they wanted and the executive president decided to favour whoever he wanted and ultimately we have a country that has gone to the same political level as it were in the previous regimes because there was no level ground for multi-party elections,” he said.He said PDOIS has succeeded in ensuring that people know that sovereignty resides in them which is the basis of putting an end to self-perpetuating rule.Sallah said the problems that the country has been facing since independence to date cannot be solved when the country continues to depend on taxation as its source of funding.“The government should ensure that it builds sovereign national wealth,” Sallah said.He said the first republic collapsed because the revenue that was generated could not pay for expenditures. He added that the export could not pay for the import and that was why they introduced the Economic Recovery Programme (ERP), destroyed the PWD and sold the public enterprises and banks.“That was when PDOIS came into being, in 1986,” he said.He added that the second republic was faced with the same situation where the debt was increasing.“The new government has 56 billion on its head. Just recently the 2019 budget is 28 billion dalasis but the revenue estimates of 25 billion dalasis cannot pay for the 28 billion. So, 3.4 billion must be borrowed somewhere to meet the budget expenditure and 13.5 billion must come from budget support. Only 1 billion will come from non-tax revenue and we have to pay 2.7 billion as interest on debts. How are you going to pay it when you can only raise 1 billion from non-tax sources and the rest from taxation? Is that sustainable? No,” he said.He added: “In trade the deficit is 24 billion, exporting domestically is 613 million and re-export is about 400 million whilst we are importing over 25 billion. So, the same disease that existed in the first and second republic is continuing during the transition.”He said the PDOIS Congress Resolution affirms that Gambia must build sovereign national wealth rather than a company being given the whole responsibility of mining in Batokunku, Sanyang and Kartong where minerals were being mined over the years without any form of information coming to the public.Sallah said the existing government has given the responsibility to a Company whereas the country does not have any national institution that is established to partner with it on a 50-50 basis.“Is that what is going to create sovereign national wealth?” he asked.Sallah averred that the government has entered into a fisheries agreement with the EU which the government could have capitalized on to secure jobs for Gambians.He remarked, “We could have 50% of the crew in those vessels as Gambians.”He said socialism has been misconstrued by many people.“PDOIS has been guiding the nation that our resources and terrestrial and marine belong to us,” he said.“We will not allow anyone to take control of our resources and use our people to make wealth at their expense. Instead of giving land to companies to employ women, we will utilise sovereign national wealth to establish a cooperative bank to give seeds, fertiliser and farm implements to these women to work on the land and share the benefits of their produce,” he added.“Those who fish in our waters would have to employ our people to constitute half the crew and land half their catch to be processed in the country. The gains should also go to enable Gambia to have fishing trawlers.Investors will always be required to have Gambian partners or enter into Public private partnerships.“The Congress has resolved that the fundamental task of PDOIS now is to work with anyone to build a New Gambian who will effect system change. We also resolved that the new Gambian must be a sovereign Gambian. We believe in cooperative sovereignty which creates a bond among Gambians irrespective of their ethno linguistic origin, gender, religion and other social status. As a citizen no one is minority; we are all equal in sovereignty, we all belong to the majority –the citizenry”Halifa Sallah has called on those involved in maligning and defaming the Gambian media to remember those trying times when the coalition’s only access to the Gambian population was through that same media.“We must remember the courage of the media in accepting all forms of intimidation but remaining persistent in echoing the voice of the coalition. So those who today malign the media must remember those trying times when our only access to the population was this very media that is here present today,” the PDOIS Secretary General said at a press conference held on Sunday.