Video: Swimming Apes Caught on Tape

first_imgNo floaties required. Researchers now have the first video evidence that apes can learn to swim and dive. Like humans, wild apes exposed to deep water will fumble and flail. Our uncoordinated movements bear little resemblance to the tried-and-true doggy paddle that most other mammals use instinctively. But a chimpanzee named Cooper and an orangutan named Suryia, both raised in captivity and regularly exposed to bathtubs and swimming pools, developed unexpected underwater skill. Reassured by the presence of a safety rope, Cooper became increasingly adventurous over a period of days: He could tread water, submerge himself (with eyes shut tight), and propel himself with a kick reminiscent of the human breaststroke. Suryia (shown in the video above) also opted for a breaststroke-esque kick, but took his skills a step further, opening his eyes underwater and traveling up to 4 meters while submerged for as long as 15 seconds. In a report this week in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, researchers offer an evolutionary explanation: When an early ancestor of modern apes took to the trees, they say, innate swimming ability likely lost its advantage, and the trait disappeared. The fact that our muscles and brains adapted to graceful swinging movements in the air and upright walking on the ground might account for the lengthwise reaching and pulling movements that define Cooper and Suryia’s aquatic style.last_img read more

Confusion looms as Owens survives Hell in a Cell

first_imgShane McMahon (top of the cell) looks at Kevin Owens before making his jaw-dropping leap in their Hell in a Cell match. Photo by WWE.comFriends forever?Sami Zayn made the shocking save on longtime friend and bitter rival Kevin Owens, pulling him out of danger and helping him top Shane McMahon in the brutal falls count anywhere Hell in a Cell match Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android00:50Trending 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’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Baron Corbin stole the United States Championship in their triple threat match to grab his first title in the company.The Lone Wolf squirmed to the ring and kicked AJ Styles out of the squared circle after the defending champion nailed Tye Dillinger with the Phenomenal Forearm.Natalya also used a steel chair on Charlotte to force a disqualification finish and keep her SmackDown Women’s Championship after the Queen connected with a ringside moonsault to the Queen of Harts.Randy Orton topped Rusev once again as he hit an RKO after wiggling out of the Accolade.Bobby Roode was successful in his main roster pay-per-view debut, beating Dolph Ziggler after the Glorious One one-upped the Showoff with a rollup while holding the latter’s tights.After the match, Ziggler nailed Roode with a Zig-Zag as he left the ring frustrated with the result.In the kickoff show, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable defeated the Hype Bros after Gable pinned Zack Ryder with Mojo Rawley looking on from ringside. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Renacia, Fernandez pace Sletba Open qualifiers BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight With the Prizefighter and the SmackDown commissioner beating each other to a pulp inside, outside, and on top of the cell for close to 30 minutes, it was Zayn who turned heads the most and baffled everyone on why he rescued Owens in the match’s conclusion.McMahon seemed poised to win the war after sending Owens crashing to the Spanish announce table halfway down the cell, but he wanted to go for the home run and head-butted the brash Canadian to another announce table, putting him in position for the jaw-dropping elbow drop.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 shutoutBut just like the case in WrestleMania 32, McMahon crashed and burned as he fell on top of the cage and missed on his target, largely thanks to Zayn pulling Owens at the last moment.Zayn then pulled Owens on top of McMahon and motioned the referee to do the three-count as he left everyone in the arena confused on what just transpired. In the night’s other matches, Jinder Mahal once again retained his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, but not without shenanigans from his cohorts The Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was moments away from winning the title after connecting with the Kinshasa, but the Singhs distracted the referee, delaying the count for the pinfall.Mahal tried to escape the match, but the challenger was in hot pursuit and brought him back to the ring. However, Nakamura would miss on his second Kinshasa attempt, opening the chance for the Modern Day Maharaja to nail the Khallas.The Usos also became five-time tag team title holders after defeating The New Day in their brutal Hell in a Cell encounter to reclaim the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.Jimmy and Jey Uso subjected the duo of Big E and Xavier Woods to a hellacious beatdown, finishing the match with a double splash with a steel chair on top of Woods for the three-count.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Aqua Aerobics: Water protects your muscles and keeps you fresh

first_imgAqua AerobicsBeing in deep water no longer spells trouble. With the capital waking up to the benefits of aqua aerobics-which burns up to 500 calories an hour against 400 calories in regular aerobics- the blue depths are set to play host to scores of gym-shy Delhiites looking to shed extra,Aqua AerobicsBeing in deep water no longer spells trouble. With the capital waking up to the benefits of aqua aerobics-which burns up to 500 calories an hour against 400 calories in regular aerobics- the blue depths are set to play host to scores of gym-shy Delhiites looking to shed extra kilos this summer.One hour of aqua aerobics can help burn up to 500 calories and improve one’s flexibility without stressing the joints. Plus, it works for all age groups.Aqua aerobics, which involves performing aerobic exercises in water, with or without the use of props, is suitable for people of all age groups and fitness levels. Believed to have been conceived by American fitness legend Jack LaLanne in the 50s, it has now become popular with both men and women all over the world. In Delhi, it is practised and taught by three personal trainers. This intensive cardio vascular exercise is best done in temperatures ranging between 23C and 30C. Since the pull of gravity is minimised in water, aqua aerobics helps to improve flexibility without putting pressure on joints, thereby making it easier for a person to flex his joints through a wide range of motions. Also, it works well for those who are self-conscious about working out in groups at a gym because they are obese or can’t match steps with the rest of the group. Even a 65-year-old can easily match steps with an energetic 20-year-old in the pool. And yes, you don’t have to be a swimmer to sign up as the exercises are done in chest-deep water.According to Cristiana Pipoli, the Brazilian instructor at Hotel Jaypee Vasant Continental, “Water protects your muscles and keeps you fresh. In fact exercises such as frog jumps, which help tone the inner thighs, are best done in water.”Cristiana Pipoli (in black cap) conducts an aqua workout sessionPipoli has been teaching aqua aerobics for the past 16 years, of which the last four have been in Delhi. Her classes consist of 30 basic exercises that work the upper body, abdominals, thighs, gluteus and calves. She mixes and matches exercises, but ensures there is a complete head-to-toe workout every session. Each class begins with a short warm up session and abdominal exercises, which are done on land. “To add to the intensity of my regimes, I incorporate martial art techniques like Tae Bo (which includes movements from taekwondo and boxing), along with sports movements from soccer, baseball and volleyball,” says the instructor. “Even those with problems in the knee and ankle area can do these exercises easily since water supports nearly 90 per cent of body weight.”Adds personal trainer Nisha Varma: “On land, the vertical force that impacts the body while running is three times the body weight; while in water, the impact is almost negligible.”Aqua trainersKIRAN SAWHNEY: At: Fitness solution. 193 Greater Kailash-II. Tel: 29216500, 9810530027.CRISTIANA PIPOLI: At: Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar. Tel: 26148800.NISHA VARMA: At: Reebok India Company, Gurgaon. Tel: 9810493313.BHARAT SACHDEVA: Tel: 9350026373.That’s one of the factors that make aqua aerobics particularly suitable for obese people. Kiran Sawhney, owner of GK-based fitness studio Fitness solution: “The buoyancy of water makes aqua aerobics apt for obese people, while the resistance offered by water helps strengthen core muscles and improve flexibility.” Sawhney, who conducts personal training sessions in aqua aerobics, remembers teaching a lady who weighed more than 100 kg. After just one month of training, she lost 6 kg and was able to do floor exercises which were earlier too uncomfortable for her.Even sportspersons can benefit from a liquid workout, says Bharat Sachdeva who conducts swimming lessons at Modern School, Barakhamba. “Not only do pool sessions help people lose weight, they also aid in recovery from injuries. This is especially true for swimmers, footballers and hockey players who can use pool workouts to strengthen the spine, correct their posture and stay in shape,” he says. Exercising in water is a great stress-buster, adds Varma who uses props like dumbbells, therabands/ resistance tubes and air-filled pads to make her workouts more challenging.Aqua aerobics instructor Kiran SawhneyThough Jaypee’s Pipoli mainly has expat women for clients, she sees the popularity of aqua aerobics growing fast in Delhi. Last year, of the 35 students she trained, eight were Indian- six women and two men. “The main problem is that Indian women are not comfortable with swimsuits that need to be worn for these workouts. Another hiccup is the lack of good swimming pools. The pools that are well-maintained encourage swimming rather than aqua aerobics,” says Pipoli.But don’t let that deter you. Find the right pool and trainer, take the plunge and splash your way from flab to fab this summer. Water WorkoutsAQUA/ BUOYANCY BELT Holds exercisers upright in water, enabling jogging, walking and kick ups and knee ups.DUMBBELLS Water acts upon high density foam dumbbells, thereby increasing their weight. They can be used for arm curls, punch downs, chest presses and punch outs.RESISTANCE TUBE Made of latex, this is used to exercise the upper body while jogging.AIR PAD These work in a manner which is similar to that of dumbbells.FOAM ROLL This floats on water and is used for leg presses as well as other exercises that can be done with dumbbells.MITTS Worn on the hand so that water does not prevent one from exercising comfortably. There are also special mitts to be worn on the feet.NOODLE Used for exercises done while floating on the stomach. Helps work the outer thighs and abs.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

BJP to discuss RS, legislative council polls on Monday

first_imgPatna, May 21 (PTI) A meeting of BJPs Bihar election committee to discuss the strategy for Rajya Sabha and state Legislative Council polls, would be held at the partys state headquarters here on Monday.Biennial elections will be held on June 11 to fill five Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar while seven seats of Legislative Council will be filled on June 10.”The BJP will discuss its strategy vis-a-vis biennial Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council polls. The party will deliberate all aspects of elections such as how many candidates the party can put up, who are the probable candidates,” State BJP President Mangal Pandey told PTI.Given the respective strengths of parties in the state assembly, the JD(U) and RJD together could win two seats each, leaving one for the BJP in the Rajya Sabha while in legislative council polls, the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) of JD(U), RJD and Congress seem set to clinch five seats together. The BJP is assured of one seat.The seventh seat may witness elections depending on various possible permutations of the surplus votes of various parties and four independents.All the five Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant belong to the JD(U).As for the seven legislative council seats falling vacant, the share of JD(U) is four, of BJP two, and one to the RJD.Apart from the meeting of state election committee, the party would also hold deliberations between Pradesh office bearers, district election incharge, district presidents, presidents of various manch and morchas, district incharge and partys Pradesh spokesmen the same day i.e. Monday (May 23).advertisementThe meeting would discuss the various aspects of party organisation besides finalising its future programmes and policies, Pandey said.The meeting would be attended by partys national General Secretary-cum-Bihar incharge and Rajya Sabha MP Bhupendra Yadav, co-incharge C R Patil and Pawan Sharma and other prominent leaders of the state unit. PTI AR SUS IKAlast_img read more

Nepal PM inducts 15 state ministers; Cabinet 3rd largest ever

first_imgBy Shirish B PradhanKathmandu, Aug 22 (PTI) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today expanded his Cabinet by inducting 15 more state ministers, making it the third largest in Nepals history.With the latest expansion, Deuba now heads a 46-member jumbo council of ministers, which includes three deputy prime ministers, 19 ministers and 23 state ministers.The expansion came two days after Deuba inducted eight state ministers from former prime minister Prachandas CPN (Maoist-Centre) party, a coalition partner in the government.The newly-inducted members were administered the oath at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. The expansion comes a day before Deuba embarks on a five-day state visit to India.The Deuba Cabinet is the thirst largest ever in Nepal. In 1996, Deuba, who has become the prime minister of the Himalayan country for the fourth time, chaired a 48-member Cabinet.Baburam Bhattarai, who was the prime minister of Nepal from August 2011 to March 2013, led a Cabinet of 49 members.The newly-appointed state ministers include Seeta Gurung for Physical Infrastructure and Transport; Sarita Prasain for Agriculture Development; Shesh Nath Adhikari for Education; Nar Bahadur Chand for Commerce; Abdul Rajjaki for Drinking Water and Sanitation.Tapta Bahadur Bista for Information and Communications; Amar Sing Pun for Irrigation; Dilman Pakhrin for Law and Justice; Uday Shamsher Rana for Finance; Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary for Labour and Employment.Teju Lal Chaudhary for Youth and Sports; Champa Devi Khadka for Cooperative and Poverty Alleviation; Janakraj Chaudhary for Federal Affairs and Local Development; Sumitra Tharuni for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation; and Yashoda Kumari Lama for Lands Reforms.advertisementOut of 15 state ministers, the Nepali Congress has 12 ministers and Nepal Loktantrik Forum has three ministers. PTI SBP ABH AKJ ABHlast_img read more

Spanish footballers arrested over La Liga match-fixing claims

first_imgMatch-fixing Reuse this content Share on Messenger news Spain European club football Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Topics La Liga The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Share on Facebook Europe Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Police investigating an alleged match-fixing ring targeting Spain’s top three football leagues have arrested several people, including current and former players and senior club figures.The country’s national police force said on Tuesday that its officers had carried out nine searches across Spain in connection with match-fixing, money laundering and criminal gangs.“We’re expecting to make 11 arrests, among them current and retired first division players, current second division players and club presidents and managers,” the force said in a statement.“The operation has established that those under investigation made deals with different players to ‘fix’ at least three games in the first, second and third divisions.”The statement said that the attempt to fix the division three game proved unsuccessful, leading the players involved to make up the losses by throwing another game.Police added that one second division game had seen a surge in betting, with 14 times the normal amount of money being wagered.La Liga de Fútbol Profesional (the Professional Football Legaue) said it reported its suspicions over a division two match in May last year between Sociedad Deportiva Huesca and Gimnástic de Tarragona.Spanish media reported that those arrested included the former Real Madrid and Spain player Raúl Bravo, Agustín Lasaosa, the Huesca president, and several other people connected with the club. Huesca’s lawyer, Pedro Camarero, said the mood was calm despite the uncertainty over what may happen.“We’re not worried at the club and have said we’ll cooperate with whatever the investigation needs from us,” he told El País.La Liga hailed the police operation as proof that anti-fixing measures introduced five seasons ago were working.“We would like to thank the extraordinary job done by the national police to break up this organised group that had been engaged in criminal activities to obtain economic benefits by fixing matches on Spanish soil,” it said in a statement.The league also said it had filed nine illegal betting complaints to the judicial police during the 2018-2019 season, and drawn 18 non-professional matches to the attention of the General Directorate of Gaming for possible action.The national police said the operation – carried out by Europol, the General Directorate of Gaming and La Liga – had established a familiar pattern.Matches were selected and efforts made to generate the most money by agreeing combined bets on half-time results or the number of corners taken. Members of the football teams were then approached.“Once the match-fixing had been accepted, payment was made – always in cash and in two instalments; one before the game and once the agreed result had been achieved,” the police statement said.It added: “This operation reinforces the national police’s commitment to Spanish society and establishes the force as a European pioneer when it comes to investigating the criminal structures that control fixed sporting events.” Read more Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

Mississippi State Releases Hype Video For Arkansas Game

first_imgA general view of Mississippi State's football field.STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 13: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs on October 13, 2012 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)Mississippi State can no longer win the SEC West after a loss to Alabama this past Saturday, but the Bulldogs still have a lot to play for. MSU, at 7-3, still has a chance to post a 10-win season for just the fourth time in school history. The Bulldogs will need to get things started with a strong bounce-back performance against red-hot Arkansas this weekend.Wednesday, the school released a two-minute hype video to tease the contest. Check it out:The Bulldogs and the Razorbacks are set for a 7:00 PM ET kick off.last_img read more

Alabama Promotes 16 National Titles With Awesome Graphic Featuring Trophy, 15 Championship Rings

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)With its win over Clemson, Alabama took home a 16th claimed national title, and it isn’t being shy about the accomplishment. This morning, Alabama posted an awesome graphic to Instagram, showing off the new College Football Playoff trophy with 15 rings from the program’s previous titles. It is quite a site.Love them or hate them, the Crimson Tide are really without rival when it comes to winning championships. The scary part is that it doesn’t seem like Nick Saban is particularly close to being done either.last_img read more

Test Your Chef Skills for a Chance to Win a Mentorship from Rémy Martin & Iron Chef Marc Forgione

first_img WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey Editors’ Recommendations How to Make Lasagna Bolognese, According to a Chef Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs Are you the one who wows friends with elaborate dishes when there’s a pot luck? Do you use words and phrases like “deglaze the pan” and “sous vide” in everyday conversation?As a way of celebrating National Cognac Day while also showcasing the newest mentor in their Circle of Centaurs mentorship program, Cognac producer Rémy Martin may have the answer for you.From now through March 15, you have the chance to win a mentorship from Iron Chef Marc Forgione (plus a cash prize to put towards growing your culinary skills) by simply creating and showing off a recipe that highlights how well Rémy Martin 1738 goes with food.“The chef with the recipe that pairs best with Rémy Martin 1738 will win a mentorship with me and will cook alongside me for a National Cognac Day dinner in May,” Forgione explained.This opportunity for one-on-one mentorship is at the core of Rémy Martin’s Circle of Centaurs program, which taps celebrities from various fields to inspire and encourage young up-and-comers to experiment, experience, and above all, achieve through creativity.“I had the benefit of great mentors as I grew and learned in the industry and I believe that it’s important to give back and help the next emerging chef,” Forgione said, looking back on his own experience as an up-and-coming chef. “The early years in a young chef’s career are extremely important. Any great chef whose name you know, 99% of the time was mentored by someone great. When you find a good one, absorb as much as you can before you move on,” Forgione said of his own mentorship experiences.Entering the contest is simple. If you’re over twenty-five years old, upload a photo of your original appetizer recipe once on one of the following platforms: Instagram or Remy Martin’s official Facebook page. You need to include the complete recipe and instructions in the caption of your post for review. Finally, tag with #RemyChef and @RemyMartin for your chance to win. The contest closes on March 15, 2017, at 11:59:59 and winner will be announced on March 30, 2017.In thinking about what a winning recipe will look like, Forgione said he’s seeking a few key things. First, they’ll be looking for flavor and creativity. Perhaps more importantly, though, is showing off your personality.“Try to show who you are on the plate,” Forgione said.Do you have what it takes to try your hand at becoming the next big celebrity chef? If so, what are you waiting for? Get cooking! The Bourdain Effect: Reflecting on the Late Celebrity Chef’s Impact on All of Uslast_img read more

Sensex tanks over 300 pts after RBI policy outcome financial stocks drag

first_imgMumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex cracked over 300 points and the NSE Nifty dropped below the 12,000 level in afternoon session Thursday tracking losses in financial stocks after the Reserve Bank cut its key interest rates for the third time in a row. The 30-share index was trading 333.32 points, or 0.83 per cent, lower at 39,750.22, and the broader Nifty fell 114.35 points, or 0.95 per cent, to 11,907.30. Top losers in the Sensex pack include IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Vedanta, SBI, L&T, M&M, Tata Steel, RIL, TCS, ICICI Bank and HDFC twins, shedding up to 5 per cent. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents On the other hand, Asian Paints, Coal India, HUL, PowerGrid, HCL Tech and Infosys were trading up to 2 per cent higher. According to traders, investor sentiment took a hit after the RBI lowered its benchmark lending rate to nearly a nine-year low of 5.75 per cent. Slashing benchmark lending rates for the third time this year, the RBI cut its repo rate by 0.25 per cent Thursday and said its future monetary policy stance will be more accommodative. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief The central bank also lowered the economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7 per cent due to slowdown in domestic activities and escalation in global trade war. “RBI reduced repo rate by 25 bps as expected. The change in stance to accommodative’ was a bit of a surprise. Debt markets will take this as a significant positive move though most of the rate cut cycle is probably over,” said Suvodeep Rakshit, Sr. Economist, Kotak Institutional Equities. “The tone of the RBI policy was dovish and highlights the concerns on growth. We maintain our call for another 25 bps rate cut in August factoring in the benign inflation trajectory and the growing concerns on growth,” Rakshit added. On the currency front, the rupee was trading 4 paise lower at 69.30 against the US dollar.last_img read more

Morneau insists LNG export terminal shows Canada can deliver big projects

first_imgOTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau argues that a $40-billion project to eventually ship liquefied natural gas to Asia from Canada’s west coast shows the country can still get big things done.The federal Liberals have been facing criticism from some political foes and business leaders over Canada’s regulatory hurdles, including those blamed for holding back the construction of oil pipelines out of Alberta.Morneau insists work is already underway on the LNG Canada project in British Columbia because efforts were made to listen to people opposed to the venture as well as those advancing it.LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz says between 2012 and 2018 governments of different stripes — in both Ottawa and B.C. — provided important support for a project that will include an export terminal in Kitimat.Morneau’s comments come as the government releases a list of the types of projects that will be assessed for their environmental, health, social and economic impacts under Canada’s proposed update of how major new energy projects are evaluated.He says it’s important for Canada to have a regulatory system that works — and he argues the new environmental assessment law, if adopted, will make the process more collaborative.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Toronto Argonauts select Calgary offensive lineman first overall in CFL draft

first_imgTORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts selected offensive lineman Shane Richards first overall in the CFL Canadian college draft Thursday night.The six-foot-eight, 334-pound Richards was the second-ranked draft prospect on the CFL Scouting Bureau’s final top-20 list behind Laval’s Mathieu Betts, who signed last weekend with the NFL’s Chicago Bears.Last year, Richards played eight regular-season games at Oklahoma State and capped his college career by helping the Cowboys beat Missouri 38-33 in the Liberty Bowl.Got our guy. With the #1 overall pick in the 2019 @CFL Draft, we’ve selected @sr4shane, OL @CowboysFB#CFLDraft x #PullTogether— Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) May 3, 2019The Calgary native attended the CFL combine in March but was sent home after deciding against testing. Despite that, he was regarded by many league officials as one of the draft’s most pro-ready prospects.Toronto secured the first overall selection after posting a CFL-worst 4-14 record last season. The Argos finished tied for fifth with B.C. for fewest sacks allowed (38). Veteran Chris Van Zeyl, a 35-year-old native of Fonthill, Ont.,enters his 14th season with Toronto at right tackle.The selection of Richards does allow the Argos the opportunity to go with five Canadians on the offensive line as the club finished 2018 with American Isiah Cage at left tackle.last_img read more

Downton Abbey Star Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

first_imgDownton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has joined the campaign calling on world leaders to back a fund to ensure children trapped in emergencies do not miss out on education.Laura visits children in informal learning spaces at Houch El-Oumara tented settlement in Bekaa VallyLaura, who plays Lady Edith in the hit British TV drama series, was deeply moved by a trip with A World at School to Lebanon, where thousands of Syrian children are out of school.The 28-year old actress said: “I met children who have had everything taken from them because of the conflict raging in their country.“They have left their homes and schools and are separated from friends and families. I spoke to mothers who were scared for their children’s future, desperate for them to have an education to give them freedom to rebuild their lives.”Laura cradles two-month-old baby born in Houch El-OumaraThe four-year conflict in Syria has resulted in the worst refugee crisis in 20 years. There are 1.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a third of them children.Video: Laura Carmichael visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon (small)A World at School Ambassador Laura travelled to the Bekaa Valley, which is hosting thousands of Syrian refugees in tented settlements.Almost all of the children there are out of school, many for up to four years, and the consequences are dire. Out-of-school children are becoming trapped in child labour, early marriage and radicalisation.Laura said: “It was clear from everyone I spoke to that going to school would provide some hope and a chance to rebuild their lives.“Two women, Kawsar and Ghazia, welcomed me into their home and introduced me to their beautiful children, all of them out of school.“Kawsar told me her two sons who had once dreamed of being teachers and doctors were now labouring every day in order to support their family.“You could hear the sadness in her voice that her children were bearing the brunt of the war.“Ghazia, a mother of five, told me both of the eldest boys had to go out to work and provide for their family as their father was no longer alive.“This is not uncommon in these areas, as many children out of school are becoming trapped in child labour, early marriage and extremism.”There is support for children affected by the Syrian crisis. But this is not recognised as a formal education and provides no qualifications for future work.Read more hereSource:A World At Schoollast_img read more

The Latest Japan denies prosecution challenge to bail Kelly

first_imgTOKYO — The Latest on the Japanese finance allegations against Nissan executive Greg Kelly (all times local):___10 p.m.A Japanese court has rejected prosecutors’ challenge to a court’s approval of bail for Nissan Motor Co.’s American executive Greg Kelly.The rejection Tuesday clears the last hurdle for Kelly’s release from detention over the alleged underreporting of the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.Earlier in the day, the court approved Kelly’s release on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail. His release from detention is expected later Tuesday.Kelly and Ghosn have been detained at the Tokyo Detention House since their Nov. 19 arrest.They are charged with underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.___3 p.m.A Japanese court has approved a bail request for Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly, who was detained and charged with underreporting the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.Tokyo District Court said Tuesday that the American Kelly will be released on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail. His release could come before the end of the day.Kelly and Ghosn have been detained in Tokyo since their Nov. 19 arrest. They are charged with underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.Kelly’s Japanese lawyer sought bail after the court dismissed prosecutors’ request for more detention.Charges for their underreporting allegation in more recent years are pending.Ghosn, also facing breach of trust allegations, would be detained at least until Jan. 1.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Minor earthquake felt in sections of Jamaica

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, has reported that a minor earthquake was felt in sections of Jamaica early yesterday.According to the Jamaica Observer Online edition, the unit said the 3.2 quake occurred at 5:20 am and was located in the community of Rock Hall in the eastern parish of St Andrew and had a depth of 16 kilometres.The tremor was also felt in sections of the central parish of St Catherine.There were no reports of damage or injuries, the Jamaica Observer reported. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinor magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits JamaicaSeptember 17, 2018In “Regional”Guns destined for Jamaica intercepted in MiamiDecember 8, 2017In “latest news”Jamaican man charged with sexual abuse of his little girlsApril 17, 2019In “Court” read more

Kells teenager located safe and well

first_imgA TEENAGER MISSING missing from Kells since Halloween night has been found safe and well.Starr Carew (14), was last seen in Kells at approximately 10.30pm on 31 October 2013.The 14-year-old is described as being approximately 5ft 4”, with straight brown hair and blue eyes. She wears glasses, and when last seen she was wearing a grey top, grey hoody, grey bottoms and black high-top runners.Gardaí say thanked the public for their assistance.last_img

Sarri slams disrepectful Bayern over HudsonOdoi

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says Bayern Munich lacked respect in their pursuit of youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern Munich have made four bids for Callum Hudson-Odoi, with the latest believed to be in the region of £35m, and Chelsea have rejected all offers.And Chelsea boss Sarri is furious at Bayern’s public attempts to unsettle the player.He told Sky Sports: “I think that it’s not professional because they are talking about a player under contract at Chelsea,” Sarri said ahead of Chelsea’s game with Newcastle on Saturday.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“They didn’t respect our club, I think. I don’t know what to say, I do not know the situation.“I am very, very happy with the player because the player is improving.“He is improving a lot in the defensive phase and now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball.“He is working very well at the moment, so I am happy with the player and I would like to have him in the future.”last_img read more

Startup Wants Publishers to Let Subscribers Boost Google Ranking for Them

first_img“People spend millions of dollars on SEO, but our application can enable publishers to simply let subscribers do it for them,” said Cramer. By installing this plug-in in conjunction with subscribing to Health magazine through, Cramer said, a reader’s search for nutrition, workout or health content would make Health’s articles the first to appear on the results page. While no publishers are currently using the new software, Cramer told FOLIO: that in his conversations with publishers, he has received some “nibbles.” One hesitation that publishers have, he said, is promoting a technology that readers need to download. Cramer believes that readers are savvy enough to handle downloads, and that software that personalizes the web experience will play a “huge role” in the future.  As for revenue, Surf Canyon’s model is still in-development, but will probably involve some kind of licensing, Cramer said. The startup raised a $600,000 seed round of financing in May. Surf Canyon, a free Web browser plug-in, has launched a new application to help publishers move up on the Google search rankings. The software customizes search results for particular users’ preferences. CEO Mark Cramer said that publishers could benefit from distributing Surf Canyon to their subscribers. By installing the plug-in, a subscriber searching Google, Yahoo! or MSN Live will receive customized results giving preference to that publication, he said.The Oakland, California-based startup places a bull’s-eye next to Web search results, and by clicking on the icon, other search results of interest appear. Unlike Google’s “similar pages” option, the extension attempts to understand the intention of the user’s search, not just base it on similar links, Cramer said. It also rearranges the search options on subsequent pages depending on the results you select.last_img read more