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Bernat completes €15m switch from Bayern to PSG

first_imgJuan Bernat has joined Paris Saint-Germain from Bayern Munich on a €15 million (£13m/$17m), three-year deal, the Ligue 1 champions have announced.Bernat joined Bayern from Valencia in 2014 and has played 113 competitive games for the club, winning four Bundesliga titles and scoring five goals.”I am very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain,” the 25-year-old told his new club’s official website. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “After my debut in Spain and my experience in Germany, I will discover a new country and, above all, a new club who have made a spectacular rise in recent years.¡Bienvenido @JuanBernat !   pic.twitter.com/JaE2cVVMYC — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 31, 2018 “Paris Saint-Germain are known throughout Europe, with world-class players.”Additionally, Bernat cited the importance of PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel in his decision, having gone up against his Borussia Dortmund sides with Bayern.”I am also looking forward to working under Thomas Tuchel, whose work in Germany was remarkable. I am truly excited to be taking the next step of my career with Paris.”Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said: “Juan Bernat has asked us to accept the offer from Paris and to release him from his contract. We have complied with this request and have reached an agreement with PSG in very good talks.”Juan has always been a model pro and played a big part in the eight titles we’ve won with him. We wish him and his family all the best in Paris.”Tuchel is expected to further bolster his squad with the surprise acquisition of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from Stoke City before the transfer window closes.last_img read more

Nsoki signs first pro contract with PSG

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have handed Stanley Nsoki his first professional contract after the teenager impressed in his three league appearances at the start of the campaign.Nsoki, 19, made one Ligue 1 appearance as a substitute in 2017-18 but he has emerged as a regular first-team player under Thomas Tuchel, starting two games during the club’s unbeaten start to the season.The Poissy-born defender emerged through the club’s youth system before making his debut in a 3-1 victory over Caen in December 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The former France Under-17 international has agreed terms with the club in a deal that runs until June 2021, according to L’Equipe.The young left-back was behind Layvin Kurzawa and Yuri Berchiche in the pecking order in Paris last season but the latter joined Athletic Bilbao in the summer, which has allowed Nsoki to force his way into Tuchel’s thinking for a place in the starting XI.PSG have won all five of their matches at the start of the new Ligue 1 season, scoring a whopping 17 goals and look well placed to continue their recent domination of French football.Before facing Rennes on Sunday in their next domestic clash, the Parisians must travel to England to face Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday, as they begin their 2018-19 Champions venture.Nsoki could be in line to feature in some capacity in both games as he continues his development, but it is fairly safe to say that the future looks bright for the France U-20 international.PSG continue to grow as one of the biggest superpowers in world football and if the defender can continue to impress when given the chance, he could not only attract interest from some of the other big clubs in Europe but also earn himself a call-up to the France senior squad.last_img read more

Rishabh Pant’s groundbreaking series in Australia: 20 catches and 350 runs

first_img4th Test, Day 5, Brief Scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*). Match ends in a draw. Full ScorecardRishabh Pant was undoubtedly the cricketer who was the centre of attention and dominated headlines in India and Australia throughout the Border-Gavaskar series. Not only did the Bharat Army dedicate a song to Pant, but he also returned back home having made quite a lot of new fans including the likes of Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting.Even the Australian Prime Minister couldn’t help but praise Pant for his competitive spirit while also taking a cheeky dig at him as he hosted both teams at his residence. During the event he was also seen babysitting Tim Paine’s kids as he met with Paine’s wife Bonnie and the couple’s two kids.Pant was all over Australia with his banter from behind the stumps but he also let his gloves and bat do the talking for him.The 21-year-old broke the record for the most catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series with 20 catches in the four Tests.India vs Australia: SYDNEY TEST REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDDuring the fourth day of the third Test between India and Australia, Pant had emulated wicket-keeping great Syed Kirmani and Naren Tamhane’s feat with 19 catches but went one step ahead in Sydney as he grabbed his 20th catch, that of Nathan Lyon, to set a new benchmark for Indian wicket-keepers in Test cricket.advertisementThe young stumper became the broadcaster’s favourite during the series thanks to his constant banter from behind the stumps. The hosts broadcasters frequently switched on the stump mics during the series just to listen to what Pant had to say to the Aussies batsmen.But with all the sledging that he did, not for once did Pant forget his primary job, which was to keep wickets to the best of his abilities and score crucial runs down the order whenever needed.Replacing India’s best wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha, in the side was no mean feat. Pant was criticised in England for his ordinary work with the gloves but the cricketer improved with each game he played which led to him breaking quite a few records Down Under.Notably, he had equalled a world record of AB de Villiers and Jack Russell for the most number of catches by a wicketkeeper in a Test, taking 11 catches during India’s 31-run win at the Adelaide Oval.Apart from his improved showing with the gloves, Pant also chipped in with some crucial runs for India and ended up as the second highest run-scorer in the series from either side, behind Cheteshwar Pujara (521), amassing 350 runs at an average of over 58 with 159 not out being his highest score which he managed in the final Test.His second Test century during the Sydney match saw him become the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a hundred in Australia. He is now only one of four Indian wicketkeepers – Budhi Kunderan, Nayan Mongia and MS Dhoni – with a 150-plus score in Test cricket.Criticised for his rash shots in the Adelaide Test, Pant buckled up and showed immediate improvement in Perth and Melbourne where India won their first ever Boxing Day Test. But the crowning moment in his short career till now, came in Sydney where he showed remarkable poise and accelerated brilliantly to put India in a commanding position in the match.His exploits with the bat also prompted former India captain Sunil Gavaskar to urge the Indian team management to promote Pant higher up the batting order to No. 6, saying he is more than a handy batsman to have in the side.”If at all, you’re looking at balancing the team out, then you have got to have Pant batting at No. 6. Every single game, he has contributed 30s and 40s. In Sydney, he scored a 159. Before that he has consistently got starts, which makes him a very useful batsman to have at No. 6. The more responsibility you give him at No. 6, he will convert a lot of those 30s and 40s into 100s,” Gavaskar told India Today.Gavaskar also said that it’s only a matter of time that the Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman will be a permanent member of the Indian limited-overs sides.”It will happen sooner than later (play all three formats for India). But let’s not forget this was Test-match innings that he played,” Gavaskar added.Also Read | Test series win in Australia will give this Indian team a different identity: Virat KohliAlso Read | Best Indian side I have been part of, says Cheteshwar Pujara after series-winning 521 runsadvertisementlast_img read more

DISNEY REPORT SHEDS DETAILS OF BPI VS ABC NEWS LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

first_imgWe know more information about the settlement reached in the nearly two billion dollar lawsuit filed by Beef Products Incorporated against ABC News and reporter Jim Avila.The quarterly earnings report released by ABC’s parent company, Disney shows that Disney paid $177 million dollars plus insurance recoveries, to settle the defamation case with BPI.Disney’s financial tables do not specify the BPI lawsuit, however the BPI litigation is the only case Disney refers to in their report.A statement from Dan Webb, who led the BPI legal team, says “As Disney disclosed, $177 Million is not the total settlement amount.Based on Disney’s disclosure, it appears that Disney is funding $177 million of the settlement and its insurers are paying the rest.”BPI sued ABC and Avila in 2012 saying they defamed the company by referring to its lean finely textured beef as “pink slime”.The company claimed it lost business after those reports and was forced to close manufacturing plants and layoff hundreds of workers.last_img read more

Hope Solo settles grievance with US Soccer after controversial six-month ban

first_imgHope Solo has settled her grievance with the US Soccer Federation after she had her contract terminated last year for calling the Swedish team “a bunch of cowards”, it has been reported.In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle, the controversial goalkeeper said that she and US Soccer “have amicably resolved the matter and are moving forward in a positive way”.Solo, 36, was suspended for six months by US Soccer last August for her disparaging remarks about Sweden’s defensive tactics after the US women’s team were knocked out on penalties of the Rio Olympics at the quarter-final stage.“I thought we played a courageous game. I thought we had many opportunities on goal,” Solo said afterwards, creating global headlines. “I think we showed a lot of heart. We came back from a goal down, I’m very proud of this team. And I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today, I strongly, firmly believe that.”This led to a stern rebuke from the US Soccer president, Sunil Gulati, who said Solo’s comments were “unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our national team players”.After Solo – who underwent shoulder replacement surgery in September 2016 – was banned and had her contract terminated, the US Women’s National Team players’ association filed a grievance on her behalf. It has now been settled to avoid arbitration.Solo added: “I want to reiterate my regret for the comments I made after our loss to Sweden at the Rio Games. As I expressed in my apology to the Swedish captain immediately following the match, I have tremendous respect for the Swedish team, and in describing the style of play, I used a choice of words that was both offensive and not at all what I had intended to convey.”At the time of her ban, Rich Nicholls, the general counsel for the women’s national team’s players’ association, called Solo’s suspension “excessive, unprecedented, disproportionate, and a violation of Ms Solo’s first amendment rights”.Meanwhile, US international Carli Lloyd is in the running to be named Fifa Women’s Player of the Year. The Houston Dash midfielder, who had a loan spell with Manchester City last season, is up against Venezuelan teenager Deyna Castellaños and Lieke Martens, part of Holland’s successful Euro 2017 side. Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on Pinterest news Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger USA women’s football team Topics Share on WhatsApp US sports Reuse this contentlast_img read more

ESPN Releases New Alabama-Missouri Prediction After 1st Quarter

first_imgnick saban getting criticized for end of half decision vs. georgiaATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Who knows how long it will last, but Alabama football is getting a game right now from the Missouri Tigers.The Crimson Tide lead 13-10 and have the ball early in the second quarter, and it is far from time for an overreaction, but ‘Bama has looked a bit more shaky tonight.The Alabama defense has quietly been more vulnerable than in year’s past, especially in the secondary. Drew Lock took advantage on Mizzou’s last drive, with a gorgeous 20-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Knox.Drew Lock has ALL DAY to throw and finds Jalen Knox for the touchdown! pic.twitter.com/ErZVrhu176— Missouri Sports Podcast (@MizzouSportsPod) October 13, 2018On the other side, Tua Tagovailoa’s numbers still look good, but the six early incompletions are jarring for him, even if most quarterbacks would sign for his start every week.Tua Tagovailoa had more incompletions in the first quarter tonight (six) than he had in the last two games combined (three).— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) October 14, 2018Even with the close start, ESPN’s FPI has Alabama football as the overwhelming favorite against Missouri.At the end of the first quarter, it gave the Crimson Tide a better-than 90-percent chance to win the game.As the Tide near the end zone, that number is over 93-percent now.Nick Saban will probably be spitting fire at the half, but Alabama fans should still feel pretty good about this one.last_img read more

World Cup hero Roy given first England Test call Wood sidelined

first_imgLondon: England have give Jason Roy his first Test call-up to face Ireland after the Surrey opener played a key role in his country’s historic World Cup triumph, but pace bowler Mark Wood will be sidelined for between four and six weeks. Roy was a crucial part of England’s first World Cup-winning campaign, with his return after missing three matches with a torn hamstring coinciding with the winning streak that carried them to the title. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together South Africa-born Roy scored 443 runs in the World Cup, but England’s selectors were keen to get him red-ball practice ahead of the Ashes series against old rivals Australia, which starts on August 1 at Edgbaston. However, Durham’s Wood, who has a side strain, and Sussex paceman Jofra Archer, suffering from the same injury, were not selected for the Ireland clash. Wood is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks following the injury he sustained in Sunday’s final, leaving him certain to miss the start of the five-Test Ashes. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Roy’s aggressive approach set the tone for England’s World Cup run, which culminated in Sunday’s thrilling final victory over New Zealand. With England meeting Ireland at Lord’s in a Test match next week — scheduled for four days instead of the standard five — Roy will be handed the chance to underline his ability to thrive in the longer form of the sport as well as in limited overs. – Fine form – ============= It will be the 28-year-old’s first first-class match since last November when he batted at number three for the England Lions against Pakistan A in Abu Dhabi, making 59 off 73 balls. England chairman of selectors Ed Smith confirmed Roy would make his debut against Ireland, telling Sky Sports: “We have total confidence he will be able to adapt to red ball cricket.” On James Anderson’s chances of being involved against Ireland as he returns from a calf tear, Smith added: “It’s not clear. He’s making good progress and, if he’s fit to play without risk against Ireland, that’s a possibility.” After Eoin Morgan captained England’s World Cup team, it is Joe Root who resumed his role as Test skipper against Ireland. Root’s squad includes Somerset bowling all-rounder Lewis Gregory, who earned his first call-up after impressing for Somerset and the England Lions. The 27-year-old has been in fine form this campaign taking 44 wickets at an average of 13.88. He is currently captaining the England Lions against Australia XI in a tour match at Canterbury. Warwickshire seamer Olly Stone, who made his England’s one-day international debut last winter in Sri Lanka, earns his second call up to the Test squad. Stone, 25, has fully recovered from a back injury, which had kept him out for most of this season. Lancashire wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler and Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes — man of the match in the World Cup final — were both rested after their exploits in the 50-over tournament. Archer, who has yet to make his England debut in Test cricket, will have a period of rest before being considered for selection for the Ashes. He will have a short break in Barbados before returning to the UK later this month. After playing a pivotal role in the World Cup triumph, Archer has been awarded an increment contract by the ECB for the next 12 months. Meanwhile, a squad of 16 players will attend a pre-Ashes training camp this weekend at St George’s Park, the Football Association’s national football centre in Burton. That group includes World Cup winners Roy, Root, Buttler, Stokes, Wood, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali. England squad to face Ireland in Test match at Lord’s, starting on July 24: Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.last_img read more

Man wanted in murder case held in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: A man, who was absconding after killing a person in Punjabi Bagh area earlier this month, was arrested by the special Cell of Delhi Police, officials said on Monday. The accused, Arif alias Ikram, is a resident of Sultanpuri, they said. According to police, Arif was wanted in a case of murder earlier this July wherein he had attacked one Raees and his brother Salim, who was driving the car. Salim had succumbed to gunshot injuries, they said. The killing was a result of an ongoing tussle between Arif and Raees, a resident of outer Delhi’s Nangloi, a senior police officer said. Arif is previously found to be involved in 35 cases, including that of murder, extortion, robbery and motor vehicle thefts, the police said.last_img read more

Whats different about modern conspiracy theories

first_imgYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.,You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca. Stories of secret meetings, shadow governments and hidden knowledge are as old as we are-but you may have noticed them taking on a more active role in public discourse in the past few years. From Alex Jones to QAnon and Pizzagate to people who insist mass shootings are staged…there are some serious megaphones behind today’s conspiracies. But how different are they from the original conspiracies? And why do they seem so prevalent amongst the citizens of our neighbour to the south?Anna Merlan’s new book, Republic of Lies, dives into the history of America and conspiracies to examine their origins and their staying power. What’s the grandfather of all conspiracies? How do they gather such steam, so rapidly? What happens when they cross the line from Internet Content to real-life incidents? And are there any conspiracy theories out there worth believing?GUEST: Anna Merlan, senior reporter, Gizmodo, author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to PowerAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_04182019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Eleven killed in mass shooting in US state of Virginia

Police Chief James Cervera said the gunman returned fire on police officers at the scene and was killed in the exchange. Reports of gunfire began shortly after 16:00 (20:00 GMT) at Virginia Beach Municipal Center.The area, which contains a range of city Government buildings, was put into lockdown by police and employees were evacuated. “We just heard people yelling and screaming at people to get down,” Megan Banton, an administrative assistant in the building, told local television news station WAVY.Another employee told the AP news agency she and others heard shooting, but did not think the gunfire was close.“I just thank god they were able to alert us in time, because if it had been 10 minutes more we would have all been outside,” Sheila Cook said. A police officer was wounded when a bullet struck his vest. Eleven people were killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at a Government building in the US state of Virginia on Friday, police said.Police said the suspect, a long-term and current Virginia Beach city employee, fired “indiscriminately” in a public utilities building. The gunman, whose identity has not been released, was killed when police responded to the incident. Police said they believed the gunman had acted alone. (Courtesy BBC) read more

BlackBerry will face noise from Samsungs latest smartphone as it launches in

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 11, 2013 10:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BlackBerry will face noise from Samsung’s latest smartphone as it launches in US The launch of BlackBerry’s new smartphones in the United States later this week, following its debut in several other countries, will put the company in direct competition with hype for a new device from one of its biggest rivals.Samsung is expected to unveil the latest version of its top-selling Galaxy smartphone series on Thursday, just days before the new BlackBerry Z10 becomes available through wireless carriers AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile.These close releases could leave smartphone buyers asking themselves, should I go with the new BlackBerry (TSX:BB) or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4?An early 2013 launch had reassured that the BlackBerry Z10 had breathing space before other new phones hit stores later this year, including an expected new iPhone from Apple. But the anticipated clash of the two phones could spell out another challenge for the Waterloo, Ont.-based company, which formerly called itself Research In Motion.Though details of the new Samsung phone won’t be revealed until Thursday during an event at Radio City Music Hall in New York, rumours already suggest it will be slightly larger than its earlier version.Another is that it will feature technology that tracks the user’s eye and automatically scrolls through a website at the same pace as the user reading the page.The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be released sometime this spring.Meanwhile, AT&T Inc. said it would begin presales of the BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone on Tuesday, leading up to an official release on March 22. The company said on Monday that the phone will sell for US$199.99 under a two-year contract.Fellow U.S. carrier T-Mobile said it will carry the BlackBerry device for its business customers as early as the end of this week, though it did not provide details on the availability for non-business customers.The phone is already available in the U.S. by Solavei, a smaller no-contract carrier, for about $1,000.The keyboard version of the new BlackBerrys still does not have an official release date in any country.BlackBerry shares gained 14 per cent, or $1.86, to close at $15.29 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with nearly 11.4 million shares traded.A perceived success in the U.S. smartphone market is seen as crucial for the new BlackBerrys. The U.S. is where Apple’s iPhone is most dominant and where Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 are gaining traction.Last month, Samsung stepped up a campaign aimed directly at the BlackBerry enterprise customers, which are the business clients that have come to rely on the smartphone.The advertising spots, which include one starring movie director Tim Burton, feature employees at a gaming company who deride older BlackBerry models for having a noisy keypad and an outdated camera.Anecdotal evidence for the new BlackBerry sales continue to suggest that demand remains strong across various regions.Jefferies analyst Peter Misek published a note on Monday which said the BlackBerry Z10 continues to sell well, with his retail outlet checks showing that it is sold out in many new markets.“India has been particularly strong,” he wrote.“And we believe AT&T will heavily support the (new BlackBerrys) with it possibly becoming AT&T’s preferred mobile device management partner across all channels.”BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins also has said the BlackBerry Z10 is selling well in various markets, though he hasn’t released any hard data. At a conference in Waterloo last week he pointed out that sales in India were surprisingly strong to the point that the company was running out of stock.“We have shipped into the channels what we thought would be good for five days, and then you would normally replenish those channels,” he said.“And I got an emergency call from my manager from India saying, ‘I’m sold out after two days.’ So now we’re scrambling to reload those channels and replenish those channels.”The company’s latest quarterly results are expected to be released on March 28. read more

Leinster to visit home of Heineken Cup champions as last eight decided

first_imgUlster v SaracensClermont v LeicesterToulon v LeinsterMunster v Toulouse LEINSTER MUST TRAVEL to the home of Heineken Cup champions Toulon, in the South of France, following Clermont’s bonus point win over Racing Métro.Vincent Debaty got Clermont’s fourth try to confirm them as second seeds behind Ulster. They will now face Leicester Tigers while Ulster, their conquerors, will face Saracens at Ravenhill.Munster, who annihilated Edinburgh this afternoon, will face four-time Heineken Cup champions Toulouse at Thomond Park. All the ties will take place over the weekend starting 4 April.Heineken Cup quarter finals The semi final draw was also made and looks like this: (Ulster or Saracens) v (Clermont or Leicester)(Toulon v Leinster) v (Munster or Toulouse).Munster wrap up home quarter final after burying Edinburgh at ThomondMuller pays tribute to Pienaar as Ulster clinch Ravenhill quarter finallast_img read more

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients

first_imgCANNABIS MAY BECOME available to certain patients shortly, according to the medicines regulator.The drug has proven medicinal effects and an imminent tweak to current legislation will make it available to those in need shortly.“This is a very important step forward,” said Health Products Regulatory Authority (formerly the Irish Medicines Board) CEO Pat O’Mahony this morning.“This has been proposed for about four years,” he told Today with Seán O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio One.“It was first brought to market in the UK four years ago. Since then, a number of other countries have moved to licence it. There are about six countries at this stage – Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal and one or two others.This product is prescribed and dispensed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and it is very, very helpful for that cohort of patients for the muscle spasms that they suffer, which are a big complication of that condition.“Our role is in examining the scientific information presented with that product to make sure it can be safely used in Ireland. We’ve finished our assessment – some time ago,” he added.However, there are some hurdles to get through because cannabis is a controlled (illegal) substance.O’Mahony explained that the current laws were used in a High Court appeal around the selling of some items in Head Shops and that the government, subsequently, is working out changes to the drugs laws.“My understanding now is that policy makers in the Department of Health are about to issue a revision to the legislation, which will allow the product to go ahead and be available in the market place.”It will be a prescription product for MS sufferers only, he confirmed.Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I’ve never smoked it)Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I’ve tried it)last_img read more

Une fillette de sept ans décède dune méningite

first_imgUne fillette de sept ans décède d’une méningiteHier à Nice, une fillette de sept ans a succombé à une forme fulgurante de méningite. Elle était hospitalisée depuis 3 jours à l’hôpital de Saint-Roch. La méningite a de nouveau frappé. Lundi, l’Agence régionale de santé des Alpes-maritimes a annoncé qu’une fillette de sept ans était décédée d’une forme fulgurante d’infection invasive à méningocoque. L’enfant avait été admise à l’hôpital de Saint-Roch à Nice dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi mais a fini par succomber à la maladie qui se manifeste notamment par une fièvre élevée, des maux de tête, une raideur de la nuque, accompagnée souvent de vomissements et d’une gêne à la lumière. À lire aussiMéningite : pas d’alerte sur les vaccins françaisConsidérée comme “peu contagieuse” par la préfecture, l’infection se transmet par “contact direct avec la salive du sujet infecté”. Ainsi, l’ARS a affiché une lettre pour avertir les parents des enfants scolarisés à l’école Rosalinde Rancher 2 du décès de la fillette. Par mesure de prévention, elle a également fait prescrire un traitement antibiotique à l’environnement familial ainsi qu’aux 25 élèves de sa classe, précise 20minutes.fr. En revanche, aucune “désinfection des locaux ou des objets” n’est prévue selon les autorités, la bactérie étant “un germe fragile, qui ne survit pas à l’air libre”. Chaque année, la méningite à méningocoque touche sept à neuf cent personnes en France mais l’issue s’avère fatale dans 10% des cas, rapporte France soir. Le 22 novembre 2011 à 14:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lopetegui rues missed opportunities in CSKA loss

first_imgJulen Lopetegui has blamed Real Madrid’s loss to CSKA Moscow to poor finishing and went on to suggest Karim Benzema would soon find his scoring boots.A solitary strike from Vlasic was all it took for the European Champions to succumb to a shocking defeat as they failed to capitalise on their clear-cut chances.“We failed to take the countless chances we had,” the Coach said after Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League defeat.“We hit the woodwork three times and weren’t lucky. We still tried every avenue, but it was a scrappy match that started with an unexpected situation, which turned out to be the perfect scenario for them, plus we had bad luck.“We must keep insisting for goals, continue to create chances and have faith in our finishing.“I have no doubt that the team will get back among the goals and wins. Tonight isn’t easy, it was a game we had to win and we’re going back with a defeat.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We have to take the criticism and think about Alaves. We weren’t invincible against Roma, just as we’re not so bad right now. These are situations in football, which we’re going to reverse.“Every player in the squad has our maximum confidence and affection. Benzema’s played every game and we have complete confidence in him.“Goals come in runs. He started the season in fantastic form, and with hard work, he’ll see them again, but goals aren’t only Karim’s responsibility.“Reguilon had a very good game, which was difficult and complex for him to make his debut in. He’s a positive to come out of this defeat.“Carvajal has a small muscle injury in his calf. We have to wait for tests. Modric needed a rest and we didn’t want him to play at all.”last_img read more

Reports Trump to Sign Spending Bill Declare Emergency

first_img ADC AUTHOR President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise spending bill that rushed through Congress Thursday to ensure the government stays open past Friday night, according to news reports citing White House officials. He is also expected to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. The President is scheduled to address border security at a White House event Friday morning.A national emergency declaration is sure to get pushback from Capitol Hill and perhaps the courts. But such a declaration would allow the President to move money around to build a border wall.The chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate armed services committees are opposed to using military construction funding for the wall, as On Base has reported.“I encourage the President not to divert significant Department of Defense funding for border security,” Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said Thursday evening. “Doing so would have detrimental consequences for our troops, as military infrastructure was one of the accounts most deprived during the Obama-era defense cuts.”U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Robert Bushelllast_img read more

Judge bars Georgia from using current voting technology in 2020

first_imgA court order requires Georgia to have new election technology in place for elections in 2020. Robyn Beck/Getty Images The state of Georgia can’t use its current electronic voting machines, election management software or servers after 2019, according to an order from a federal judge Thursday. It’s the latest decision in a long-running legal fight over the security of voting tech in the state, and effectively requires Georgia to get a new system in place for the 2020 presidential primaries.The order, written by District Judge Amy Totenberg, requires Georgia to come up with a plan that’ll allow the state to avoid using its current technology, which includes electronic voting machines with no paper records of ballots. Georgia is one of the last states to solely rely on such machines, and voting rights advocates around the country are pushing to end their use. Voting machine manufacturer ES&S is also phasing out paperless machines.The state of Georgia is in the process of getting new electronic voting machines and vote tallying software. Totenberg’s order means the state can’t fall back on the old election management software and paperless machines and election management software — referred to as the GEMS/DRE system — if the new tech isn’t ready in time. That could mean using paper hand-marked ballots and forgoing voting machines altogether.”Continued use of the GEMS/DRE system past this 2019 cycle of elections is indefensible given the operational and constitutional issues at stake,” Totenberg wrote.Totenberg said Georgia has had enough time to get a new system in place. That’s different from last year, when Totenberg found the security of the technology insufficient but said there wasn’t enough time for Georgia election officials to change it before the 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections. “This is a big win for all Georgia voters and those working across the country to secure elections and protect the right to vote,” said David Cross, an attorney for the plaintiffs who sued to challenge the use of the state’s current election technology. “The court ordered Georgia to finally take critical steps it has long refused to take to protect elections against interference and voters against disenfranchisement.” Electronic voting was going to be the future. Now paper’s making a comeback Senator: Status quo on voting machine security is a ‘danger to our democracy’ Election security is a mess, and the cleanup won’t arrive by the midterms Hacking Privacy 28 Share your voice Election securitycenter_img Security Tags Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement that the plaintiffs are activists “attempting to force their preferred policy outcomes on Georgia voters without success.” Nonetheless, Raffensperger said his office is pleased with the judge’s approval of the state’s plan to move to a new paper ballot voting system.”The secretary of state’s office is already moving full steam ahead to implement Georgia’s new paper ballot voting system in time for the March 2020 presidential preference primary,” Raffensperger said. Commentslast_img read more

Gears of Wars Exile will be an onrails Kinect shooter

first_imgAlthough Microsoft‘s Kinect platform for the Xbox 360 is selling like gangbusters, its software library leaves much to be desired for the hardcore gamer… but evidence appears to be mounting that Epic Games intends to remedy this by bringing a new Gears of War game to the Kinect system.What Gears of War for Kinect might look like now is unknown, but Kotaku has gotten its hands on a screenshot of an older build of the title, showing how the game would use the Kinect’s gesture-recognition technology to control the on-screen character… well, at least to answer a call on his headset.AdChoices广告This screenshot apparently comes from an earlier build of the game that was supposed to debut during Spike TV’s last Video Game Awards show. However, at the last minute, the reveal of Gears of War Kinect was pulled from the line-up and promised for a reveal at a later date, indicating strongly that Epic and Microsoft didn’t feel they really had enough to show off to a positive effect.What is known is that this is an entirely new game in the Gears of War series, with Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski confirming that there would be “No Kinect in Gears of War 3.” Kotaku posits that the new game will be called Gears of War Exile and be an on-rail shooter with Kinect elements, which seems like a good match for the Gearsiverse: the series’ level design is already largely on-rails.Read more at Kotakulast_img read more

11 of Batmans Very Specific Gadgets You Should Know

first_img DC’s ‘Batman Experience’ Pop-Up Exhibition Is Coming to SDCCFinally, Batman Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Stay on target “The victory is in the preparation.” That’s the one very simple rule that has made Batman one of the most effective crime-fighters in the history of comic books. It’s the guideline that drove him to spend his youth training in the martial arts, criminology, crossword puzzles, and everything else that he uses to bring justice to a city that’s constantly plagued by murder clowns and angry snowmen, but it’s also what led him to create an almost endless arsenal of ridiculously specific equipment.Seriously, say what you will about the inherent goofiness of keeping a can of shark-repellant spray in your personal helicopter, but if you run up against a problem where your helicopter is being attacked by a shark, you’re going to be glad you have it. So today, we’re paying tribute to the Caped Crusader’s enduring philosophy with a look at some of Batman’s very specific gadgets. BATARANG XIt says a lot about Batman that having little metal versions of his own logo that he throws at people to knock them out isn’t even close to being the weirdest thing about his gadgets. No, if you really want to see the weirdness of the Batarangs, you have to get the specific ones, and there aren’t much weirder than Batarang X. Originally appearing in “The 100 Batarangs of Batman” from Detective Comics #244, it was the brainchild of Bill Finger and Sheldon Moldoff. As the title implies, there were plenty of other highly specialized boomerangs in that story, too, but Batarang X was touted as a weapon so dangerous that it was kept in a locked (albeit clearly labeled) vault in the Batcave. When criminals start using Batrangs of their own, however, they’re forced to unleash the pure destructive power of… a very… large… Batarang.Okay, so it doesn’t seem that weird, but the fact that Batman uses it as a stealthy mode of transportation, as though a twelve-foot bright red boomerang shaped like a bat would be less noticeable than literally anything else? Even for him, that’s pretty strange.THE NTH METAL BATARANGIt’s always worth mentioning that while they’re usually thought of as being a product of the Silver Age, there are a few specialized Batarangs that managed to slip into more modern comics, too. In 2014’s Batman Eternal #6, for example, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes and Trevor McCarthy showed Batman taking out the Gentleman Ghost with a Nth Metal Batarang. Two things: First, Batman got access to the mystical space metal that gives Hawkman the power of flight and used it exclusively to make something that he could throw at people he doesn’t like. Second, and perhaps more importantly, Batman lives in a world where he has to fight ghosts so often that he just carries around a special anti-ghost boomerang in his belt all the time. Remember that next time someone tries to tell you he’s a gritty, street-level vigilante. THE MIRROR COWL The one thing you really have to give to Batman is that he comes up with some pretty unique solutions to his problems. Then again, I suppose that’s to be expected when your starting point is a guy who decided to end all crime by dressing up as a bat and driving around in a rocket car. That’s some pretty far out-of-the-box thinking.When he ran up against a criminal called the Mirror Man in Finger and Moldoff’s Detective Comics #213, however, he had to deal with the problem of a villain who could use an “X-Ray mirror” to see through his mask and discover his secret identity.  And even worse, one who could hook that mirror up to a camera and broadcast it to the world. The solution: a specialized “mirror cowl” beneath his regular mask that would distort his features, preserving his identity. In other words, Batman lined how cowl with shards of glass right before getting into a fistfight, which has got to be the second most buck wild thing about this story. The first? The fact that he even put mirror shards on his bat-ears, just in case. THE TRUTH CHAMBERWhile we’re on the subject of mirrors, no list of specific gadgetry would be complete without a look at the infamous Truth Chamber. Admittedly, it’s less of a “gadget” and more of an architectural feature, but definitely, serves the same sort of purpose.Making its first appearance in Detective Comics #134’s “The Umbrellas of Crime,” by Bill Finger and Jim Mooney, it’s basically just an interrogation chamber with a truly bizarre twist. After being captured, a criminal would be brought to a hall of mirrors in the depths of the Batcave, lit by creepy lights and rigged up to a PA so that Batman’s booming, stentorian voice can terrorize criminals into confessing their crimes. It’s surprisingly effective, too, considering that most people are not instantly terrorized by the sight of their own reflection, even if you throw a couple of colored lights in there for good measure.The Truth Chamber didn’t make a lot of appearances, probably because Batman having a psychedelic torture chamber in his basement is a little too weird even by the standards of a guy who keeps a robot dinosaur and a giant penny down there. In 2010, however, Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham brought it back for an encore performance in Batman and Robin #16. In a run full of deep cuts, that one might’ve been the deepest. THE BAT-RADIA When I say that Morrison went for some deep cuts, I wasn’t kidding. The entirety of his run on Batman was filled with references to what, up to that point, had been a pretty obscure Silver Age story about Batman being transported to the distant world of Zur-En-Arrh, where a man named Tlano fought crime in a multi-colored costume as the Batman of Planet X. In that story, he had a device called the Bat-Radia that could “manipulate atmospheric molecules” to do… well, whatever the story required, really.When Morrison and Tony Daniel brought those ideas back in 2008’s  Batman R.I.P., they came in a very different form. The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh was Bruce Wayne using a backup personality that Batman created in case anyone ever brainwashed him — rebooting his own brain into “Safe Mode,” if you will — and the Bat-Radia was a pocket-sized transistor radio rewired to activate a set of secret security measures in Arkham Asylum. THE INTEGRO-DIFFERENTIAL ROBOT ANALYZERIf we were being honest with each other, this entire list of way-too-specific Bat-tchotchkes could be lifted from the 1966 Batman television show. It was, after all, one of the hallmarks of the series, with all the increasingly bizarre crime-fighting paraphernalia clearly labeled for convenience.That said, I tried to limit myself to only one, and the one that always sticks out, even in a world of Giant Lighted Lucite Maps of Gotham City and Bat-Reference Desks, is the Integro-Differential Robot Analyzer. It shows up in Season 2’s “The Joker’s Last Laugh” / “The Joker’s Epitaph,” a truly weird story that involves a miniature fake Batcave and the Joker building a handful of incredibly lifelike robots in prison. The Robot Analyzer is, of course, meant to analyze robots, and again, this is apparently enough of a problem that Batman has to have an entire dedicated machine to deal with it. THE RAINBOW BAT-SUITSBack in the Silver Age, there were a few prevailing rules for how to make a cover at DC. The first rule, of course, was to put a gorilla on it, but when you couldn’t do that, the idea was often that you’d ask an eye-grabbing question that the readers just had to find out the answer to. Case in point: Detective Comics #241, in which Batman insisted to Robin and the readers that he must — must! — wear a different costume every night, one in every color in the rainbow.The answer was surprisingly underwhelming: it was all a distraction. While the citizens (and criminals) of Gotham City busied themselves trying to figure out why Batman was going in a new sartorial direction, they failed to notice that Robin was suffering from the same injury that Dick Grayson got in a very public incident, thus preserving their secret identities. Because that’s what reasonable people do, right? They keep special clothes around so that no one will notice the injuries being suffered by the children they take on their nightly crime-fighting missions. THE BAT-ROBIN COSTUME In Detective Comics #165, Edmond Hamilton and Dick Sprang’s “The Strange Costumes of Batman introduced a handful of… well, you can probably guess. There was one made of thin, highly flammable cellophane that Batman could fold to a tiny size and destroy instantly with a match that was used when the Caped Crusader went undercover in prison, and that was also pretty impractical for literally anything else. A costume that leaves you naked if you wander too close to a candle isn’t a great asset for most crime-fighting situations.Like the Batarang X story, however, this tale was built around another suit that they hoped they’d never have to use, and that, of course, they end up using about seven pages later. In this case, it’s a Batman costume with what’s very clearly the outline of a bird with a big red dot on his chest, and it doesn’t take the World’s Greatest Detective to figure out why.Sure enough, it’s the opposite of the rainbow costumes: a suit for Robin to wear (complete with foam-rubber muscles to make him look like an adult) to keep people from realizing that Batman is out of commission due to injury. THE SCUBA SUITWhen I was a kid, one of the most difficult things in the world was finding a Batman action figure that actually looked like Batman. Usually, there’d be one in every toy line that had the right colors (I have fond memories of Combat Belt Batman, whose only off-model accessory was an oversized removable utility belt), and the rest would be, in, like, Arctic Camo or Neon Green with Grappling Hook Action. They were the ones you settled for when you couldn’t find the one you really wanted, but they never looked like the character.Larry Hama and Scott McDaniel’s “Orca,” from Batman #579 – 581, feels like a story that was meant to justify that action figure. The real development here is, of course, the introduction of Orca, the whale-woman who managed to defy all the odds by making it to the big screen in The Lego Batman Movie. Bbut it also features the debut of a SCUBA-themed costume that Batman has just in case he ever has to slug it out with a villain who’s half-whale, half-scientist, all villain. It’s not his best look, and here’s the kicker: they never even made that thing into an actual action figure. Missed opportunity for a two-pack, if you ask me. HEAD-MOUNTED KNOCKOUT GAS VENTSBatman’s tendency to prepare for every conceivable outcome means that he’s always prepared for the worst, usually in the weirdest possible way. For most people, being attacked by ruffians after crashing a rocket car — like Batman does at the start of Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s Hush — would leave them in a pretty vulnerable state. For Batman, it’s just another occasion to show the extent to which he’s booby-trapped his own body. Not only does his suit let out a high-voltage electrical charge, his cowl features tiny vents that shoot knockout gas at his assailants. It’s pretty effective as such things go, but it does raise a lot of questions about whether someone should be emitting knockout gas from their face — you know, the part of your body that you use to breathe? But really, who are we to question Batman? EAR-KNIVES If head-gas vents and taser-clothes set the standard, Scott Snyder and John Romita Jr.’s All-Star Batman takes Batman’s booby-trapped costume up to eleven. Maybe twelve. Heck, now that I’m thinking about it, it might just take it up to sixteen. Over the course of a story that finds Batman dragging Two-Face five hundred miles outside Gotham City in the world’s most brutal road trip. Batman uses “Bat-Knuckles” that pop out of his gauntlets like Wolverine’s claws, an emblem that shoots off of his chest to knock out assailants while his arms are tied, and speakers in his costume that can convert his sidekick’s playlist into a devastating sonic attack. The best by far, though, are Batman’s ear-knives.They’re exactly what they sound like: a pair of knives hidden in his cowl that uses his big pointy bat-ears as their handle. What truly makes them great, though is the fact that when he’s using them, Batman pretends he can no longer hear. That’s commitment to a bit that we can all admire.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Phil Spencer Isnt Ruling Out Xbox 360 Games on PC

first_imgOne of the most touted features of the Xbox One is its ability to play Xbox 360 games via backwards compatibility. Ever since the feature was launched in 2015, Xbox One owners have been able to play a great deal of 360 games. Given Microsoft’s push toward PC gaming, many wondered if Xbox 360 backwards compatibility would one day be available on PC.Xbox head, Phil Spencer, is known for answering fans’ questions on Twitter. Recently, a follower asked him about the possibility of seeing Xbox 360 games on PC. Spencer gave a direct, if noncommittal answer.@Micro_666 @TobiasFoxtail Running BC reliably on all the different PC HW configs would be a lot more work than XB1, but never say never.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 7, 2017There are numerous PC configurations out there. Because of that, it’s understandable why Spencer believes getting 360 games to run on PC would be difficult. At the same time, it was also said that the Xbox One would never get Xbox 360 backwards compatibility. That obviously hasn’t been the case, as anyone who has played a 360 game on Xbox One can attest to.There is something interesting to consider from this news. If new Xbox One games and old 360 games are available on PC, then what reason is there to own an Xbox One? Those who cannot afford gaming PCs will certainly still find the Xbox One necessary. Then there are those who might simply prefer to play on a console than a PC. Still, for some, it might be difficult to justify owning an Xbox One when a PC can deliver the same titles.Though Spencer has left the door open for possible 360 emulation on PC, it would be wise to temper any excitement for the moment. With that said, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see 360 games on PC given Microsoft’s recent affinity for PC gaming.last_img read more