#AFCONonCiti: Gueye asks Senegal to look forward after securing progress

first_imgSenegal midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye has urged his teammates not to rest on their laurels and focus on the next game. The Teranga Lions qualified in second from group C with two wins against Tanzania and Kenya but suffered defeat against Algeria. Senegal were very impressive in their last game against Kenya winning 3-0 after initially struggling to break the East Africans down. Gueye, who plays for English Premier League club, Everton however was not surprised by the Kenyan approach and understood as one of the favourites the lesser lights in the tournament would naturally use these tactics against you as he remarked after the game “We have a good team and when we play against this time of team we expect them to sit back”Gueye however was looking forward and asked his colleagues not to lose focus as they were a long way from the trophy. On the team’s approach to the next game he said: “We just have to concentrate and be ready for the next game”Senegal will face Uganda in the round of 16 at the ongoing African Cup of Nations on Friday, July 5 at 7pm GMT Source: Susu Graham | citisportsonline.com | Ghanalast_img read more

Supplies Arrive to build a Mobile Hospital at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

first_imgDue to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Broward, supplies to build a mobile hospital have arrived at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.The Florida Department of Health revealed there were 14 additional cases in the state bringing the number of infected residents is now 299 most in South Florida. Broward County has the most coronavirus cases in the state with 80, while Miami-Dade County has 77, and Palm Beach County has 21. And still no cases on the Treasure Coast.A six year old boy tested positive for the virus in Palm Beach County. The majority of coronavirus cases in the state are confirmed in South Florida. As a result, three mobile hospitals will be built in South Florida as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.The site will be one of three set up in Florida in order to expand testing for coronavirus.Some of the materials received at Executive Airport include flooring, support beams and several tents. Active duty military members are expected to help build the facility, which will have around 250 beds, and then run it once it’s operational.Florida’s Emergency Management Office ordered 2,000,000 N-95 face masks, 500,000 pairs of gloves, gowns and collection kits, along with 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and about 5,000 ventilators and hospital beds.Another mobile hospital is set to be built at CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, and the National Guard will carry out swab field testing at the same location.In Miami-Dade, drive-thru testing is set to begin at Hard Rock Stadium in the coming days, and it’s already underway at the Doris Ison Health Center in Miami. Also, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says it’s not necessary to close child care centers across the state unless the health department orders it.last_img read more

Walton backstops Leafs to 5-2 win over Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch showdown

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsLast season Castlegar coach Steve Junker had the luxury of knowing he had a netminder that could steal a game on any given night.Friday he saw that same goalie snatch two points from the palm of his hands.Leaf goalie Andrew Walton came back to foil his former mates, stopping 32 of 34 shots en route to backstopping Nelson to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win before a crowd of 488 at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs, scoring four times on the power play, climbed to within a single point of the Rebels in Murdoch Division standings.“It was a combination of things, (Andrew) had a terrific game . . . he was a wall back there for them,” Junker told The Nelson Daily following the Murdoch Division loss.“And without a doubt our penalty kill wasn’t too good tonight. That’s the other reason why we lost.”Despite firing only four shots at Rebel netminder Jordan Gluck during the first period, it was Nelson that finished the opening 20 minutes with a 2-1 lead. Fact is, at one point of the frame Nelson had only two shots but both were goals as Nick Newman and defenceman J.J. Beitel put the puck past Gluck.But the lackluster start caught up to the Leafs as Anthony Delong, late in the first period, and Kootenay Ice call-up Quinn Klimchuk, 33 seconds into the second, tied the game at 2-2.That’s when Walton time took over.Despite facing 23 shots during the final two periods, Walton, earning first-star accolades, stood tall making gave-saving stops off brother Stuart and the Rebels’ second leading goal scorer, Delong.“Just having (Andrew) in net is a terrific confidence boost for us,” Newman, who finished the game with five points, said when asked about the Leafs No. 1 goalie.“We know no matter what he’s always going to be there to back us up . . . he’s our last line of defence.”After Klimchuk tied the game on the power play, the Leafs special teams went to work.Linden Horswill gave the Leafs the lead for good, combining with Newman and Beitel with the man advantage.Colton Schell pounced on a rebound to roof a shot past Gluck, once again, with the man advantage.In the third Newman put the game away as his shot trickled past Gluck for the fourth special teams goal of the game for the Leafs.“It’s a real big win,” Newman said. “It’s huge because these guys are right ahead of us in the (Murdoch Division) standings.”Nelson now has a few days off to prepare for an early week road trip to Kimberley.For Castlegar, the Rebels get right back at it Saturday when Summerland Steam invades the Community Complex Arena.GAME NOTES: Leaf forward Colton Malmsten didn’t see very much time on the ice Friday. The native of Yellowknife earned a quick trip to the showers after receiving two 10-minute misconducts midway through the game. . . .Nelson’s newest edition, forward Marc Lepine, finished the game with no points. The 18-year-old Edmontonian came to the Leafs from the Golden Rockets Sunday in exchange for defenceman Riley Henderson. Nelson coach Frank Maida made the deal due to an abundance of rearguards and only 12 healthy forwards on the roster. Lepine, at 5’10”, 180 pounds, had two goals in 22 games for the Rockets. . . . Castlegar played its first game without defenceman Joren Johnson. The 17-year-old South Slocan product recently signed with Trail of the B.C. Hockey League. Castlegar coach Steve Junker said Johnson’s departure is a huge loss to the Rebel blueline. . . . Beaver Valley continued its red-hot play, winning its 10th straight game 5-1 over Spokane Braves [email protected]last_img read more

After whirlwind of emotions, HSU head coach Rob Smith talks about what’s next for the Jacks

first_imgArcata >> Rob Smith is not much of a social media person, but thanks to his wife, Wendy, scrolling through Facebook on Monday night, there was some much-needed optimism regarding the future of the Humboldt State football program suddenly created.“She says that there’s a post on here saying that there’s a 2:30 p.m. press conference scheduled for the Redwood Bowl,” Smith recalled. “I said, ‘Redwood Bowl? They would not put it in the Redwood Bowl if they were dropping the program. That tells me …last_img

Warriors don’t have much time to solve their DeMarcus Cousins conundrum

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceIt wasn’t solely DeMarcus Cousins’ fault that the Warriors lost on Tuesday. To allege as much would be ridiculous.The Dubs — to a man (well, at least the men that talked) — said after the game that the Warriors’ issue in their 33-point blowout loss was their collective effort.Indeed, no one can reasonably claim that the Warriors brought it in the blowout. It was another apathetic performance from a team …last_img

Preventing Aging Through Darwin-Free Science

first_img These discoveries suggest more amazement ahead.  “The v-ATPase consists of multicomponent V0 and V1 domains and operates through an incompletely understood mechanism in which each cycle of ATP hydrolysis by the V1 sector generates torque that rotates the membrane domain of V0, known as the rotor,” is how the researchers in the last entry above described the machine.  “In turn, this movement enables the transfer of protons into the lysosomal lumen, causing its acidification.”  Later in the paper, they added, “The v-ATPase is large and complex and has many functions that cannot easily be teased apart in live cells.”  It appears many more fascinating discoveries about cellular machines await. Does anyone really need commentary after this?  These stories, that owed nothing to Darwin, speak for themselves.  His Victorian mystery religion would have been a distraction.  None of these papers even mentioned evolution: the focus was on elegant engineering, quality control, machinery, process management, and hope for a better life through good old empirical research.  Imagine if Aristotle, Descartes or Leeuwenhoek would have seen what we are seeing now.  Rotary engines!  Checkpoints!  Multi-sensory inputs!  Signaling circuits!  If you are not already thankful, you should be.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Will new discoveries in biochemistry lead to longer lives?  There are hopeful signs that aging can be delayed, if not prevented.  Whether or not that happens in our lifetimes (causing new worries for Social Security), scientists are learning amazing things about how cells work that should give us more reason for Thanksgiving. 100-year-old youth:  Get this. Skin cells taken from donors aged 74 to 101 have been returned to newborn youth, using the induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) method of reprogramming cells to the pluripotent state.  According to Science Daily, signs of aging were “erased” in these cells.  They “recovered their capacity for self-renewal and their former differentiation potential, and do not preserve any traces of previous aging.”  This means that age is not a barrier to reprogramming.  Elders can imagine a fountain of youth: “This research paves the way for the therapeutic use of iPS, insofar as an ideal source of adult cells is provided, which are tolerated by the immune system and can repair organs or tissues in elderly patients.” Your personal fountain of youth:  If your own skin cells can be rejuvenated fresh as a baby, why not bank them?  In “Personal Stem Cell Banks Could Be Staple of Future Health Care,” Science Daily discussed that very possibility.  Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center found that old stem cells can be rejuvenated by placing them in a young microenvironment.  “This raises the possibility that patients’ own stem cells may one day be rescued and banked to treat their age-related diseases.”  The Texans were apparently unaware of the work cited above that shows even centenarians donating cells that can be regenerated like new: “Older stem cells are not as robust as young ones,” this article claimed.  If they are robust, why not store them like gold for a rainy day? Eternal cells:  Ever since telomeres (like caps on the ends of chromosomes) were found to act as a countdown mechanism for cell division, researchers have been eager to know if their lifetimes can be extended.  There is an enzyme, telomerase, that puts new telomeres on chromosomes, but usually just in embryonic cells.  Medical Xpress reported that scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have found an alternate pathway for telomere lengthening.  Research shows that some cancer cells use this alternate mechanism; that is why they keep dividing without limit.  Learning how to prolong telomeres for good cells and arrest them for tumor cells is an important work in progress (see 9/25/2010). Checking checkpoints:  Having checkpoints makes for good quality control in any engineering process.  Remarkably, cells have checkpoints, too.  Science Daily reported on work at the University of Warwick to study the “spindle checkpoint” in cell division that determines “How Daughter Cells Receive the Same Number of Chromosomes.”  When that checkpoint is breached, aggressive cancer can result.  The article quoted a member of the research team who said, “This cell division process is monitored by the body’s surveillance system known as the ‘spindle checkpoint’, and that is only switched off once everything within the cell is set up correctly. Amazingly, all of the elements of this process are conserved from yeast to human cells.”  Much of biomedical research concerns finding ways to repair mutations to processes that were already there to prevent harm. The navigators:  You don’t have to put a pyramid over your head, according to another article on Science Daily; you already have pyramid-shaped neurons in your cerebellum called “place cells” with a natural alternative to psychic powers.  “Each place cell is activated at specific location of the environment and gives dynamic information about self-location relative to the external world,” the article said.  “These neurons thus generate a cognitive map in the hippocampal system through the integration of multi sensory inputs combining external information (such as visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile cues) and inputs generated by self-motion (i.e. optic flow, proprioceptive [sense of limb position] and vestibular [inner-ear] information).”  Scientists at Ruhr University learned this from mice, but it’s probably true of mice and men, and women, too. Internal sunscreen for that young look:  Tanning: we’ve been warned too much is harmful.  But the melanin in skin and eyes that darkens us upon exposure to ultraviolet light helps protect us, too.  Medical Xpress said that while it takes days for UVB light to give that beach bronze look, our skin reacts much quicker to the more dangerous UVA – even within seconds.  In the skin and the eye, with rhodopsin assisting, melanin production is triggered, absorbing UVA before it can lead to oxidative damage, and “converting it to a less harmful energy in the form of heat.”  That’s what artificial sunscreens try to do anyway.  Thankfully, your skin has heat sensors that remind you to get out of the sun. Rotary teamwork:  ATP synthase made the news again in another wonderful way.  The little rotary engines that generate ATP (the cell’s energy currency) work with other components that lubricate them.  Science Daily reported work at Oxford University that learned how fatty acids interact with the engines.  Sure enough, they “act as a ‘lubricant’ for the motor,” the scientists said. Maybe that gives the edge for the grand prize of 100% efficiency (see 10/14/2011). Rotary recycling:  A cousin of ATP synthase is vacuolar ATP synthase (v-ATPase).  It has the same rotary structure but spends ATP to pump protons into vacuoles and lysosomes, creating acidic conditions where cells break down and recycle used parts.  In Science this week (334:6056, 11/04/2011, pp. 678-683, doi:10.1126/science.1207056), Zoncu et al. found an unexpected connection between v-ATPase and a protein complex in lysosomes named mTOR that is a “master growth regulator that is stimulated by amino acids.”  Elaborating on its important role, they said, “This multicomponent protein kinase integrates inputs from growth factors as well as nutrient and energy supplies to control many biosynthetic and catabolic processes.”  The team discovered that the rotary motor v-ATPase is intrinsically involved in an amino-acid signaling process that causes the mTOR complex 1 to translocate to the organelle surface.  “These results identify the v-ATPase as a component of the mTOR pathway and delineate a lysosome-associated machinery for amino acid sensing,” the researchers said, thus recognizing v-ATPase having a more sophisticated role than just a proton pump. Apparently, the accumulation of amino acids in the lumen of the lysosome activates the motors to pump protons.  This, in turn, puts the mTOR complex into action.last_img read more

Pacquiao lets son chase boxing ‘dream’

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I said to him that boxing is tough, that training is tough, everything is tough. But he said, ‘Daddy, boxing is my passion,’” Pacquiao, 40, told the Rappler online news site.“I said, ‘Son that’s my line, you are copying my line,’” he added, saying the teenager’s words softened his stance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesKnown for his rags-to-riches climb from the street, Pacquiao said his wife, Jinkee, was adamant their 19-year-old son, nicknamed Jimuel, must not box.“Then Jimuel told her, ‘Mommy, you’re killing my dream.’ So what can we do? We just let him,” he added. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LIKE FATHER Emmanuel “Jimuel” Pacquiao (left) helps dad Manny show his world title belt. “I can’t stand to see my son getting beaten,” Pacquiao says. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDEBoxing icon Manny Pacquiao said on Friday he had reluctantly allowed his eldest son to follow his footsteps after the younger Pacquiao chastised his parents for “killing” his dream of ring glory.The Filipino legend, who has eight world titles in different weight divisions, said he could not stand the prospect of seeing his son, Emmanuel Jr., getting hurt.ADVERTISEMENT “He is training every day. I see him in his room watching my fights in TV almost every day,” Pacquiao said.“It pains me because I know how hard is boxing. I can’t stand to see my son getting beaten. It’s okay if I am the one who will be beaten.”Pacquiao himself is not keen on hanging up his gloves soon.“If I feel something wrong with my body or if I feel slightly weaker, then I might think about retirement,” he said.“But for now, I’m fine. I feel like I’m 27 or 28 years old,” Pacquiao said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Fiery fuel Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He outpointed US challenger Adrien Broner in Las Vegas in January to easily defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title, improving his record to 61-7 with two draws and 39 knockouts in a career that began in 1995.Pacquiao said he had not lined up his next opponent, “but I’m sure he is a boxer.” —AFPSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

French Open: Novak Djokovic makes winning start on Andre Agassi’s watch

first_imgDefending champion Novak Djokovic enjoyed a winning French Open start under new coach Andre Agassi on Monday, cruising past Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the first round.The 12-times grand slam champion parted company with his entire coaching team earlier this month before inviting American great Agassi to work with him during the French Open.The 30-year-old Serbian, without a tour title since January, found little resistance from Granollers, grabbing two breaks early on in the first set as he chased the 77th-ranked around the court.It was a similar story early in the second set with the world number two returning everything Granollers tried to throw at him as he went 4-1 up before a wobble saw him fail to convert eight set points at 5-3.Djokovic kept his cool to earn the second set and pounced on the Spaniards’ accumulating mistakes in the third set to seal victory on his first match point.last_img read more

Delhi Assembly session from August 22

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Assembly will start its session from August 22 with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) planning to raise the demand for a special discussion on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP MLAs will raise the demand for a resolution to be adopted in the Delhi Assembly to support the Centre’s decisions related to Jammu and Kashmir, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta told the media here on Wednesday. The session may also see a discussion and financial allocation or a revised budget for the proposed free Metro rides for women and the Delhi government’s announcement about free electricity up to 200 units.last_img

Pamela Anderson gushes about her love for Julian Assange

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Relationship status: it’s complicated.Amidst the dating rumours, actress Pamela Anderson has declared her “love” for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but she remains vague. “My relationship with Julian — it’s no secret, he is one of my favourite people,” she wrote on Thursday in a post titled “Skavlan, Sweden.”The 49-year-old Baywatch star said she was introduced to Assange, 45, through British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, calling it a match “made in heaven, and hell, depending on the vantage point.” Advertisement Advertisement Facebook “I’m also not shocked that this may be interpreted, and ‘reduced’ to just a ‘sexual relationship,’ ” she continued. “That is the easiest perception. And appeals to the tabloids.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more