US Open: Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev Advance to Last 16 with Contrasting Wins

first_imgNew York: Reigning champion Novak Djokovic said he felt “almost pain free” as he strolled into the US Open last 16 on Friday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Denis Kudla.Djokovic struggled with a left shoulder injury in Wednesday’s second-round win, but the top seed looked far more at ease against 111th-ranked Kudla as he advanced to a showdown with 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka. “I managed to play almost pain free. That’s a big improvement from last match,” Djokovic said.”Obviously I didn’t know how my body would react and I’m glad to just finish the match tonight. I’m not going to go into medical details, but it was definitely bothering me the last couple weeks.””I didn’t practice yesterday. I just wanted to give myself time and do everything possible to recover,” he added.Djokovic is attempting to become the first back-to-back men’s champion here since Roger Federer won five titles in a row from 2004 to 2008.He will meet Wawrinka, the man who beat him in the US Open final three years ago, for a place in the last eight.”We’ve had some great battles over the years, all over the world and especially here,” Djokovic said of his upcoming clash with the Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion.MEDVEDEV WINS AMID BOOSDaniil Medvedev stood on the court and told the fans he won because of them.Judging by the boos, they would have preferred if he’d lost.The No. 5 seed advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open, beating Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (1), 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 before a Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd that turned on the Russian earlier in the match.The troubles began after he’d snatched the towel from a ballperson in the first set and was given a code violation by umpire Damien Dumusois. Medvedev then threw his racket in the direction of Dumusois, barked something at him and later flashed his middle finger next to his forehead as he walked past the umpire’s chair.That started the booing that Medvedev encouraged after the match, extending his arms and waving the crowd on to let him have it.They did, and he responded in his post-match interview by saying: “I want all of you to know when you sleep tonight I won because of you.”He added: “The more you do this, the more I will win for you guys.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Daniil MedvedevNovak Djokovictennisus open First Published: August 31, 2019, 10:23 AM ISTlast_img read more

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Boxing: Andy Ruiz beats Kevin Johnson

first_imgAdvertisementAndy Ruiz picks up his second victory after his loss to Joseph Parker in 2016. His opponent, 38-year old Kevin Johnson, once a formidable contender really showed his age tonight. Ruiz had no trouble dictating the pace and controlling the action against the older Johnson. His ring generalship and youth made the fight look like another day in the gym.Johnson at one point in his career was seen as one of the toughest heavyweight contenders. The fact he was able to go twelve rounds with the hard-hitting Vitali Klitschko got him some praise even in a loss.However, 2009 was nine years ago and that time has taken a toll on the veteran. He is now 3-7 out of his last 10 fights while losing two by knockout.Ruiz is hungry for another crack at a title but he has a lot of work ahead of him. He is currently ranked outside of the top fifteen in every major sanctioning body. The WBC has him ranked the highest at sixteen.The official judges scored the fight 99-91 and 97-93 (x2). Ruiz improves to 31-1 with 20 knockouts.Advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Blow for Kings XI Punjab as Chris Gayle suffers back injury

first_imgKings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin says the team’s in-form swashbuckler Chris Gayle “twisted his back” during the three-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians in an IPL game which required his side to be “steelier and smarter” than what it was.Kieron Pollard’s 31-ball 83 decimated Punjab hut the visiting side also had its share of stellar batting performances, by Gayle (63 off 36 balls) and K L Rahul (100 not out off 64 balls).”He (Gayle) said he twisted his back. We have to go check and how he is,” Ashwin said of the 39-year-old destructive West Indian batsman.Gayle did not take the field during Mumbai Indians’ successful run chase and KXIP batting coach Sridharan Sriram also said the Jamaican needs to be monitored over the next few days.”He felt a twitch in the back – that’s what he said. We need to assess and monitor what he’s going to do over the next couple of days,” he said.In another injury worry for KXIP, Ashwin said medium pacer Ankit Rajpoot, who went for 52 runs in his four overs yielding just one wicket, has a niggle too.”He (Ankit Rajpoot) injured his finger in the first over. It was a big bonus that we got three overs from him in the powerplay. We were a bit up and down with our fielding and catching,” Ashwin said assessing the team’s performance after seven matches, four of them wins.”Probably if we would have been sharper, we would have ended up on the right side. I think it was a defendable total. It was just about par. It is a hard defending ground,” said the senior off-spinner when asked whether 197 was a big enough total.advertisementAshwin felt the team lost momentum after a great start but conceded that Pollard was the major difference between the two sides.”We were about 10s for 10-12 overs and then we lost a little momentum while batting which I feel was crucial for us. I thought we pretty good as a bowling unit in bits and pieces,” he reflected.”At the end of the day Pollard batted beautifully and took the game away from us…We could have been a little more steelier and smarter with our plans,” he said.Also Read | KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundredAlso Read | Pollard after Wankhede heroics for MI: I am 31, there is a lot of cricket left in meAlso See:last_img read more

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Top 20 highest supported clubs in Europe

first_imgPremier League Barcelona and the 20 clubs with the highest aggregate attendances in Europe Harry Sherlock 08:17 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(10) Burnley Fans Getty Images Premier League Primera División Bundesliga Goal takes a look at the highest average attendances, and total attendances, from across Europe UEFA have released a list of the total average attendances of every club in Europe… and Barcelona top the lot!In the top 20, Germany is heavily represented, along with the Premier League, but LaLiga, perhaps as always, comes out on top.last_img read more

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Klopp won’t spend ‘crazy’ money to replace Coutinho

first_imgTransfers Klopp unwilling to splash ‘crazy money’ to replace Coutinho Alex Fisher 16:00 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) jurgenklopp - cropped Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Premier League Jürgen Klopp The Brazil international departed Anfield for Barcelona during the January window, but the Reds boss resisted the temptation to replace him Jurgen Klopp resisted reinvesting the funds Liverpool received for Philippe Coutinho during the January transfer window due to the inflated prices of the Reds’ targets.Coutinho departed in a reported €160 million deal to Barcelona at the beginning of January, having seen an anticipated move in the previous transfer window fall apart.His exit came after the £75m arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, but Liverpool did not pursue a direct replacement for Coutinho. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They were linked with a move for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, while RB Leipzig resisted Liverpool’s attempts to bring the end-of-season signing of Naby Keita forward, with Klopp explaining that the “crazy money” involved led to a quieter window.”Yes, we could have done something,” said the Liverpool boss. “But we need really the right thing. “The right thing now, you don’t get. “The 100 per cent right thing, only for completely crazy money that really makes no sense. I’m not even sure that would work. And in the summer it looks different.”That’s how it is. To do something just to have any solution that makes no real sense, to be honest.”People obviously ask ‘bring him in’ because someone is injured and you need somebody else, but then the other one is coming again and you weaken both or the third one, it makes no sense.”In this situation, you really need to stay cool. It’s more difficult when you’ve lost two games but you need to be serious still.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Online entrance exams begin at JNU

first_imgNew Delhi: Over 1.16 lakh aspirants will be appearing for the online entrance exams of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, which commenced on Monday, officials said. This is for the first time that the university has switched to computer-based mode of entrance exams that are being conducted by the National Testing Agency across 122 cities in the country. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examinations (JNUEE) and the Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) 2019 commenced from Monday and will go on till May 30. The examinations will be conducted in 142 programmes of study in eight shifts over the next four days. Each day will have two shifts –morning (9:30 am -12:30 pm) and afternoon (2:30 pm – 5:30 pm).last_img read more

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Man kills pregnant wife son and parents before shooting self

first_imgBengaluru: In a suspected suicide pact, a man allegedly shot dead his pregnant wife, son and parents before shooting himself at Gundlupet in Chamarajnagar district in the early hours of Friday, police said. Debts following heavy loss in business could be the reason for the man taking the step, police said “The head of the family Om Prakash shot them all in their forehead before shooting himself in the mouth. There appears to be consent as no sign of resistance was found. Further investigations are on,” Chamarajpet Superintendent of Police H D Ananda Kumar told PTI. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Kumar said Om Prakash Bhattacharya (38), his wife Nikitha (30), son Arya Krishna (4), his parents, Nagaraja Bhattacharya (65) and Hema (60) were found dead in a field near a resort where they were staying. Hailing from Mysuru, the family drove to Gundlupet with their friends in their sports utility vehicle on Thursday night, police sources said. At about 3 am, the family went to the nearby agriculture land where the incident took place, the police added.last_img read more

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Nova Scotias governing Liberals pull campaign ad suggesting May 30 election

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s premier did his best to laugh off a gaffe apparently revealing the provincial election date, after a campaign video was posted to the Liberal party’s website Friday.The video, which was quickly taken down, showed Premier Stephen McNeil next to a campaign slogan and the message “on May 30th vote Liberal.”It is the strongest hint yet that an election will be called in the coming days, although McNeil refused to confirm anything.“You saw an ad that was a mock-up of an ad, I wouldn’t read too much into it,” McNeil told reporters at the legislature.“As you can tell it didn’t go through the spell check or anything. There is a number of stuff the campaign is doing, but I wouldn’t read too much into it.”The campaign video also misspells the party’s slogan — “Building on a Stronger Nova Scotia” — spelling it as “Bulding.”The Elections Nova Scotia website says an election period is “not less than 30 days” from the date the writ drops.The Liberal government would have to call an election by this Sunday in order for Nova Scotians to go to the polls May 30.On the heels of a weeks-long spending spree, the provincial government tabled a balanced budget Thursday, further fuelling speculation that an election is around the corner.Still, McNeil chose to remain coy when asked whether he was denying there was going to be an election on May 30.“There will be an election at some point in the future and I’m looking forward to that,” said McNeil, who added he would be spending his Saturday night at a church dinner in his home riding.McNeil was again asked whether someone had jumped the gun and pre-empted an announcement that is usually made by the premier.“Well there’s no campaign,” he laughed.Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie said he didn’t see what happened as being funny.Baillie said the episode looks bad on the government, and how it has handled the run-up to what seems to be an imminent election call.“It just shows that we’ve got to get away from this style of leadership where you pretend you’re presenting a real budget and really you are planning an election,” he said. “That’s why I’ve been in favour of fixed election dates and this is probably the strongest argument yet.”Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada without a fixed election date.last_img read more

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Jennifer Lopez To Perform At Celebrity Fight Night XIX For Charity

first_imgCelebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most significant charity events, announces that international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to perform at Celebrity Fight Night XIX on Saturday, March 23 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.Lopez just wrapped her ’Dance Again World Tour” performing to packed houses around the world. The Golden Globe nominee will star opposite Jason Statham in a new film release, Parker, premiering Jan 25. Music artist, entertainer, actress, film & TV producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Jennifer Lopez has been called one of the most powerful and celebrated celebrities in entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the charity event will go to the Lopez Family Foundation. The organization is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and women around the world (www.LopezFamilyFoundation.org).“We’re honored to have Jennifer Lopez give a special performance this year. Her generosity and humanitarian work align with the vision of Celebrity Fight Night and will inspire a successful night of fundraising for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and other great causes,” said Jimmy Walker, founder and president of the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation.During the gala, Muhammad Ali will honor Jennifer Lopez with a Celebrity Fight Night Award. The Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards acknowledge leaders in the sports, business or entertainment community who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and have been instrumental in giving back to charity – key qualities associated with the Champ.In addition to Jennifer Lopez’s performance, musical entertainment will include fellow Celebrity Fight Night Award honoree, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music, Reba McEntire will join featured guest Muhammad Ali at the star-studded gala. McEntire will return as the evening’s emcee for her eighth consecutive year. Also returning will be 16-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster who will serve as Musical Director for his 14th year. Additional performers and attending celebrities will be announced leading up to the event.Celebrity Fight Night premiered in the Valley in 1994 when local celebrities donned oversized boxing gloves for a comedic fight in the ring before 400 attendees. Today, more than 1,200 guests attend the event to accompany Muhammad Ali and other A-List celebrities. Celebrity Fight Night no longer features celebrity boxing, but by attending the event and bidding on live and silent auction items, each guest does their part to join Ali in winning the fight for charities.Over the past 18 years, Celebrity Fight Night has raised $80 million for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and other charities. Celebrities and professional athletes from around the U.S. join Muhammad Ali each year for this celebrity-filled night complete with live auction items and musical performances by many of today’s brightest stars. Previous guests have included Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Billy Crystal, Kevin Costner, Garth Brooks, Matchbox Twenty, Kelly Clarkson, Jon Bon Jovi, Robin Williams, Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Jim Carrey, Larry King, Donald Trump, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Randy Jackson, Sharon Stone, Lionel Richie, Bo Derek, Rod Stewart, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Chris Tucker, Forest Whitaker, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more.Individual tickets range from $1,500 to $5,000 each, and tables of 10 range from $15,000 to $100,000 each. For reservations, please call 602-956-1121.Click here for more information.last_img read more

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German authorities raid 11 banks in tax evasion probe

BERLIN — German authorities have carried out raids on eight individuals and 11 banks in an investigation of suspected tax evasion stemming from the leaked Panama Papers.News agency dpa reported that Frankfurt prosecutors said Wednesday’s raids in various parts of Germany also targeted the offices of four tax advisers. The wealthy individuals are suspected of setting up letter-box companies via a former subsidiary of Deutsche Bank and evading taxes.Prosecutors did not specify which banks were searched in the operation, which followed searches at Deutsche Bank in November. Deutsche Bank said the investigation was directed against private individuals, not against the company, that it is co-operating with prosecutors and wasn’t a target of the current raids.The Associated Press read more

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British Museum hosts xrated hunt to find its naughtiest treasures

first_imgParthenon Marbles The Warren Cup A marble statue of a naked Aphrodite crouching at her bath also known as Lely’s Venus The Museum already allows guests to take photographs freely. With 6.4million visitors a year, it is Britain’s busiest and most popular museum or gallery.Organisers expect Love Hunt to attract adult players, and are braced for interest from hen dos.THATMuse said: “It’s fondly referred to as “the World’s Museum”. But with a collection of 8 million objects, covering 807,000 sq feet, just where does one start?!?“Join us on a treasure hunt to give you some focus, threading themes and cultures together.”The British Museum runs its own family-friendly treasure hunts, inviting children to become “explorers” with a journey of discovery around the museum. Once they succeed, they will then be offered a mix of “intellectual questions” about the subject in hand, or a more lighthearted task relating to it.Previous hunts have seen participants dared to serenade the Museum’s restaurant with a love song, winning bonus points for overcoming their embarrassment in front of an audience.Others have required guests to act out scenes in paintings.Of the Love Hunt, the invitation explains: “Throughout the evening you will caper around the museum, finding treasures, photographing them and learning about the artefacts along the way.”The treasure hunt is carried out in small groups during the Museum’s regular opening hours, with players working around members of the public seeing its sights in the usual fashion. Parthenon Marbles The British Museum is to host an x-rated “love hunt”, which will see members of the public seek out the naughtiest items in its collection.Visitors will be invited to “titter at some semi-pornographic 5th Century Greek pots” and “gawk at the enormous phallus of a Priapus” in an event aimed firmly at adults.Promising an exploration of the museum’s “naughty and amorous tales”, a specially-designed treasure hunt will see teams of visitors romp through the galleries, set “playful” tasks to take photographs in front of key exhibits.It is being organised by external company Treasure Hunt At The Museum (THATMuse) and follows similar challenges at the British Museum with different themes.Attendees are invited to “search for the impish Putti” and “vie to capture the beautiful Venus”, from June 16th onwards. The Warren Cup While not conceived or run by British Museum staff, the event follows a schools sex and relationship education programme of workshops based on the museum’s objects.Speaking during a panel event in April, director Hartwig Fischer said the workshops were an example of how museums can help to “mitigate” a perceived lack of arts in state schools.”They [museums] offer protected spaces and offer schools the possibility for pupils to engage with objects and address difficult subjects,” he said then.”We run a sex and relationship programme that works much better in museums where you have objects that you can relate to and where it is easier to talk about these things.”Official educational talks use artefacts from Japan, ancient Egypt and Greece to explore pornography and consent, and items from India, ancient Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome to discuss LGBT issues through history. The less official Love Hunt will see groups of tourists given a worksheet with clues relating to adult-themed objects and images in the museum, tasked with tracking them down. A marble statue of a naked Aphrodite crouching at her bath also known as Lely's Venus Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Shoppers urged to refuse paper £10 notes on last day to spend

first_imgRBS/NatWest has said it will continue to accept old £10 notes from its own customers after March 1.Santander also said it will allow customers to deposit old £10 notes into their accounts after March 1, as did Barclays, Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Nationwide Building Society.The withdrawal of the old paper tenner means that the Bank of England’s legal tender £10 notes, as well as its £5 notes, are made from polymer, while its current £20 and £50 notes are paper.The Bank’s next £20 note, to be issued in 2020, will be made from polymer. the new £10 note featuring Jane Austen Martin Kearsley, banking services director at the Post Office – which has 11,600 branches across the UK, has said: “Thanks to an agreement with all UK high street banks, everyone can deposit cash and cheques, including any old notes, into their usual high street bank account at their local Post Office branch.” Jenni Allen, head of money at the consumer group Which?, said that while customers had “no need to panic”, they would do well to ask cashiers to give them alternative changes if they had any concerns about the inconvenience of being stuck with the notes. “Certainly after the 1st of March you’d be well within your rights not to accept an old note. But before that, I think it’s reasonable to ask for an alternative value of notes – so asking for two £5 notes if you didn’t want to get stuck with an old £10 note. “Many banks, building societies and post offices will take them after 1 March but I just think it’s about being practical, and seeing if they can give you your change with an alternative not which I think in a lot of cases will be possible – but there’s no need to panic.”center_img After Thursday, the new note featuring Jane Austen will be the only Bank of England £10 note with legal tender status.The Bank of England previously announced that it would withdraw legal tender status of the Darwin banknote, which was first issued nearly 18 years ago in November 2000, at 11.59pm on March 1.Some banks and building societies may still accept paper £10 notes after March 1, but this is at their own discretion.The Bank of England will continue to exchange Darwin £10 notes for all time, as it would for any other Bank of England note which no longer has legal tender status.Major banks have said they will continue to accept deposits of the old paper tenner from their own customers after March 1.People can also take their old £10 notes to the Post Office, which is also still accepting account deposits of the old “round pounds” and old paper Bank of England fivers. The new £10 note featuring Jane AustenCredit:Chris J Ratcliffe/Reuters Customers given old £10 notes have been urged to ask retailers to swap them with alternative currency.After 1 March, old paper £10 notes will cease to be legal tender as they have been replaced with the new and more robust polymer notes, featuring Jane Austen, that were introduced last year to reduce the amount of counterfeit money in circulation. According to the Bank of England, about 200 million old Charles Darwin paper banknotes remain in circulation.Retailers will still be able to give them out as change on Thursday, but after that they will no longer be accepted in shops. This means that customers might get stuck with the old currency after the deadline – and will have to take them to a bank or a Post Office to be changed.last_img read more

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Homeowner alleges police harassment in row over amateur teams stray footballs

Anny Kilbourne’s back garden is next to the playing field Credit:SWNS The council have warned against retrieving lost balls from resident's gardens  “The resident was dismissive of the apology and refused when asked to return the balls. “She was advised the club would have to refer it to the police for the balls to be returned. The resident provided her name and address to the chairman to allow the club to do so.”Devon and Cornwall Police said: “While officers met with Ms Kilbourne, she raised concerns in relation to previous anti-social behaviour going back years linked to footballs being kicked into her garden and damaging her property; at no time previously had Ms Kilbourne been in touch with the police in relation to these matters.”The neighbourhood team leader for Exeter made the promise to Ms Kilbourne that a local PCSO would work with and support her in relation to these matters, and would help liaise with the local council to see if a solution could be found.”In relation to the allegation linked to the theft of the footballs from the youth club; due to this being part of a live and active investigation we are unable to comment specifically on this matter at this time, although we continue to work with both parties to find a resolution that pleases all.” A homeowner fears she is at risk of being prosecuted for theft after she refused to give back footballs that landed in her garden from the neighbouring sports ground. Anny Kilbourne, 56, has lived in Bettysmead in Exeter, Devon for 12 years where her garden backs on to the Whipton playing fields and had become used to finding amateur footballers searching her garden for balls they had mistakenly kicked over her fence.But Ms Kilbourne after a stray ball hit her in the face she claims that the chairman of the Exeter Panthers Chris Leisk – who is a police officer – refused to apologise.In retaliation, the transport worker decided to keep any balls kicked over her fence and donate them to charity.But Ms Kilbourne has now been warned she could end up in court unless she coughs up £26 to cover the loss of two balls to the club.”I’m an old woman who has always had a deep-seated respect for the police and the job they do,” she said.”But now I find myself being harassed by them, in a situation in which I believe they shouldn’t even be involved.”In a bid to discourage further incidents she refused to hand the footballs back, as she could see the club had others they could use to continue their game. The matter was reported as a theft by the football club to the police and Anny claims that since then she has since been inundated with personal visits, emails and phone calls from the police.She said: “The police have since been hounding me. It has reached the point where I’m scared to open my door or answer the phone.”Last Thursday I had five calls to both my landline and my mobile starting shortly after 8am. Then I received text message, insisting I contact the police as soon as possible.”The following day she says the phone started ringing again at 8am, and there was a second call within minutes, then a voice message was left at the third call by the police, again insisting she get in touch.She added: “It does look as if I am going to be arrested because while I’m keen to meet with the club and set up an arrangement to prevent this happening again, I simply will not give them money for balls which came onto my property uninvited and which caused me physical injury.”This year Exeter City Council erected a sign on the field asking users not to trespass on neighbouring properties to recover balls. Anny Kilbourne's back garden is next to the playing field  The council have warned against retrieving lost balls from gardens Credit:SWNS She added: “Naturally, I had no intention of keeping the footballs so I later donated them to a charity shop.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Team supervisor Mr Leisk, who is a police officer, said: “Our chairman was very apologetic about the situation and offered to provide the resident with all the relevant details of the insurance policies so that she could claim for any damage that had occurred. read more

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Létrange histoire de la respiration du lézard

first_imgL’étrange histoire de la respiration du lézardUne étude récemment publiée indique que la respiration du lézard est unidirectionnelle, exactement comme chez les oiseaux. Cela pourrait remettre en cause l’évolution suivie par certaines espèces.Chez les humains, comme chez la plupart des autres animaux, la respiration se fait en deux temps : d’abord l’inspiration puis l’expiration. Ce n’est pourtant pas le cas chez les oiseaux qui disposent d’un système respiratoire jugé plus perfectionné et plus efficace. Chez eux, comme chez nous, l’air pénètre par la trachée et passe dans le poumon. Sauf que celui-ci est rigide et indéformable. De là, l’air se disperse dans une espèce de labyrinthe avant de ressortir par où il est venu. Cette circulation en boucle permet d’assurer un apport constant en oxygène. On estime que cela permet aux oiseaux de mieux supporter les efforts musculaires que le fait de voler exige. De plus, optimiser la respiration serait nécessaire avec la raréfaction de l’oxygène en altitude. Mais les oiseaux ne semblent pas être les seuls à disposer d’un tel système respiratoire. Des chercheurs américains ont découvert que c’était aussi le cas des varans des savanes, une variété de lézards scientifiquement connus sous le nom de Varanus exanthematicus.Une théorie remise en question Pour en arriver là, C.G. Farmer, une biologiste de l’université américaine d’Utah, et son équipe ont réalisé une série d’expériences (scanners 3D, mesures du débit d’air, injections d’air ou d’eau, etc.) qui ont démontré que le système respiratoire de ces varans était unidirectionnel, comme celui des oiseaux. Du coup, la théorie des efforts musculaires et de la raréfaction de l’air bat de l’aile. Pourquoi le lézard dispose t-il d’un tel système ? Pour le moment, on ne sait pas expliquer cette différence de respiration. Reprise par l’AFP, C.G Farmer estime “qu’il ne s’agit probablement pas d’une adaptation permettant à un animal d’être actif”. Pour elle, “ce serait plutôt une adaptation destinée à lui permettre de rester tranquillement assis sur de longues périodes, sans bouger et sans respirer”. On sait que les animaux à sang froid passent 80% de leur temps à retenir leur souffle. “Donc j’ai formulé l’hypothèse que cette respiration serait importante pour mélanger les gaz dans les poumons durant la rétention d’air”, ajoute t-elle. Néanmoins, le lézard ne serait pas le seul reptile à bénéficier de ce système. Selon la spécialistes, “les alligators d’Amérique seraient dotés des mêmes facultés, ce qui les aiderait à retenir leur souffle, qu’ils soient en plongée ou non”.Une caractéristique plus ancienne qu’on ne penseÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les chercheurs pensent que ce système respiratoire un peu particulier pourrait être lié à l’extinction massive d’espèces qui a eu lieu il y a 250 millions d’années et qui s’est traduite par une chute sévère du taux d’oxygène dans l’atmosphère. Dès lors, les espèces possédant une respiration unilatérale auraient été avantagées au cours de cette période. Ainsi, les ancêtres des oiseaux et des crocodiliens “pourraient bien avoir déjà abordé la période du Trias avec un poumon unidirectionnel”, estime Mme Farmer.Ce serait une centaine de millions d’années avant l’apparition des premiers oiseaux et vingt millions d’années plus tôt que ce que l’on pensait jusqu’ici. Ce phénomène “semble être bien plus répandu et ancien qu’on ne le pensait”, souligne la chercheuse. Aujourd’hui, il est impossible de savoir si les animaux éteints comme les dinosaures possédaient aussi un tel système. Mais l’étude suggère que le caractère pourrait avoir existé chez un ancêtre commun aux reptiles, aux oiseaux et aux dinosaures.”Nous voulons regarder chez des lézards, des serpents, des tortues et des amphibiens. Nous avons beaucoup de travail devant nous”, a ainsi conclu C.G Farmer.Le 13 décembre 2013 à 18:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Rooney to address England players ahead of sendoff

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate has asked Wayne Rooney to address national teammate before his last international appearance.Rooney will make his final appearance for England in a friendly match against the United States on Thursday, for his last and 120th cap.The former Manchester United striker is slated to come on as a substitute in the friendly match and has revealed that he will be speaking to some of England’s younger players before ending his international career.“I’m sure that [a talk for the players] will happen in the next couple of days,” Rooney told Sky Sports.“Whether it’s to the full group or to some of the younger players, we’re still working out how to do that.“I think for the players it’s important that what I say they can take what they want from it, it might help them.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“The important thing is they keep learning what the coaches want from them.“There was a pressure on myself which obviously when you’re in that mode you don’t want to admit there is pressure on you to perform.“I’ve stepped back from that now so you can look back and analyze why that was.“There was a pressure on the team obviously to perform and sometimes having that pressure makes you try too hard and makes you a bit anxious where maybe you don’t enjoy it as much as you should.“My youngest boy has never had the opportunity to see me in an England shirt, so it will be nice to have my four boys there and to have that moment with my children and enjoy it.”last_img read more

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Box truck rolls over catches fire in Cutler Bay

first_imgCUTLER BAY, Fla. (WSVN) — A box truck caught on fire after crossing a median and rolling over in Cutler Bay, Tuesday.According to police, the box truck rolled over into the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike near Southwest 211th Street.Traffic was diverted as rescue crews treated the driver and a passenger.Police are investigating the cause of the accident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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BP ExxonMobil Announce Investment In Alaska Gas Line Project

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) announced in March that it has signed an agreement with BP and ExxonMobil to collaborate on ways to advance the Alaska LNG project, and now have investment from the companies to back it. Under the terms of the agreement signed on March 8, the companies will seek to advance the project by working together to identify ways to improve the project’s competitiveness, and progress the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorization to construct the project. A BP official says the company is optimistic the project’s cost can be reduced below $40 billion partially through lower product and service prices in recent years. Republican Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer announced the investment Thursday at an oil and gas conference in Anchorage, stating that the investment by BP and ExxonMobil is intended to achieve a key federal permit next year. In a notice issued by FERC on February 28, they now plan to issue the draft EIS in June. The commission did not specify a date in June. The scheduled release date had been the end of February. If that process stays on schedule, the state could get the final federal go-ahead by 2020.center_img FERC extended the schedule for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project by four months. The agency cited the state’s timeline for answering federal regulators’ questions and fulfilling data requests as the reason for the extension. In a release from the AGDC, “BP and ExxonMobil possess world-class LNG expertise which may help AGDC responsibly advance this project with maximum efficiency for the benefit of Alaskans, and I welcome their collaboration.” The two Alaska oil producers announced on Thursday their intent to invest $20 million to advance the state’s $43 billion Alaska gas line project. The state’s gasline corporation will have about $23.5 million in the bank at the end of the current fiscal year. But according to AGDC spokesperson Jesse Carlstrom it will likely cost about $30 million to get through the environmental review with the FERC.last_img read more

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Kiara Advani reveals how her parents grandmother reacted after watching her masturbation

first_imgKiara Advani’s masturbation scene from Lust StoriesMS Dhoni actress Kiara Advani had shot to fame for her hilarious masturbation scene in Lust Stories and soon became the internet sensation with her short clip. The actress had earlier said that she had no reservations or inhibitions performing the scene on screen. And now she has revealed how her parents and grandmother reacted to her viral masturbation scene.In the particular scene, Kiara can be seen trying to sexually satisfy in her bedroom using a vibrator for an orgasm. But before she could begin pleasuring herself, she gets called by her in-laws for dinner leaving the vibrator’s remote there in panic. Her granny accidentally picks up the vibrator’s remote and tries to operate the TV with it but ends up operating the vibrator instead when Kiara is busy pouring water into a glass. She starts enjoying the stimulation while her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law look confused and embarrassed after watch her in this situation.So when Kiara was recently asked about her parents’ reaction to her masturbation scene on a chat show, Kiara said, “My grandmother had come to stay with me, and the film had just released on Netflix. Of course, I had seen it and my parents had seen it. Everyone loved it and all of that. They knew everything when I had said yes to the film. So, they were informed. I prepared them.”She further recalled how her grandmother failed to get the references and the context to the Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham song playing in the background.”She’s part British, so there were certain jokes that she didn’t get. She was reading it with the subtitles. Everyone else was laughing, there were a lot of reactions of the people watching. When my grandmother was watching it, she was watching it with a straight face, like deadpan,” Kiara recalled.Kiara said that she was left quite confused as she couldn’t make out whether her grandmother liked it or not. She messaged her mother to ask her grandmother’s reaction to which her mother asked her to explain it to her instead.”I was like, ‘Grandma, you do understand what happened?’ Also, she didn’t get the context to the Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… I asked, ‘You get the context, right? Like, she has had this moment and an orgasm in front of the entire family.’ She’s like, ‘Well, in front of the whole world now.’ And I was shocked. Oh God!” Kiara added.Last year, Kiara had said that before shooting for the scene, she Googled how a vibrator works and checked out a few scenes to familiarize herself with the acting process. The actress may have had no reservations shooting the masturbation scene but she has said that she would be careful about an intense lovemaking scene.last_img read more

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GOP Lawmakers Put Medical Skills To Work After Train Crash

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @RodStrykerNo serious injuries were reported aboard the chartered Amtrak train, which set out from the nation’s capital with lawmakers, family members and staff for the luxury Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.Republican members of Congress with medical experience put their skills to work after a train carrying dozens of them crashed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia, killing one person in the truck and injuring others.The congressmen were on their way to a strategy retreat in the countryside when the collision occurred around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in Crozet, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of Washington.No serious injuries were reported aboard the chartered Amtrak train, which set out from the nation’s capital with lawmakers, family members and staff for the luxury Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. At least two other people in the truck were reported seriously hurt.Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said about 100 Republican lawmakers were on the train when the crash made him jump out of his seat.“I looked out the side of the window and then I could see a truck, just in pieces out the side of the window,” Comer said. He said Capitol police officers quickly jumped off the train but came back and asked for any doctors to help.Florida Rep. Neal Dunn, a former Army surgeon, said he and other lawmakers who are doctors joined other passengers who are nurses or paramedics and jumped out with the basic medical gear they had. They broke into three teams to help the injured people in the truck, he said.“The first gentleman was somebody who had really, really, really devastating injuries. We did try to resuscitate, but ultimately you had to realize it wasn’t possible,” Dunn said.The Albemarle County Police Department identified the passenger killed as Christopher Foley, 28, of Louisa County.Dunn said another man in the truck was critically injured and a third was seriously hurt.Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and his wife, both doctors, were among those who came to the rescue. He said he helped a man from the truck who was badly injured.“My role was quite simple: I picked up his feet so the blood in his feet would go to his heart and his brain,” Cassidy said.Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said seeing the lawmakers tending to the injured reminded him of the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise at a GOP baseball practice last June.“I thought then I never want to experience a day like this again,” Flake said. “Unfortunately, it came too soon.”Authorities gave no details on the cause of the wreck, which took place at a crossing protected by gates, flashing lights, bells and warning signs. The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to investigate and would spend several days at the site, spokesman Earl Weener said Wednesday night.Benny Layne, on whose property the truck landed, said the crossing arms had been known to malfunction, sometimes coming down even though no train was approaching. Sometimes, he said, they stayed down for hours.He said motorists would get out of their cars to help guide other motorists around the malfunctioning arms so they could cross the tracks.“A guy was up here just yesterday or the day before taking a look at them,” he said.Carrie Brown, human resources manager at Buckingham Branch Railroad, which leases the stretch of track and is responsible for maintenance, said she was unaware of any problems with equipment at the crossing. At a Wednesday night news conference, Weener said signal experts would be looking at the safety of the crossing.Officials gave varying figures on the number hurt. But Amtrak said two crew members and three passengers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis’ staff tweeted that the first-term congressman was among those taken to the hospital and was later discharged after suffering a concussion. Others aboard the train reported bumps, bruises and sore joints.The GOP policy retreat, an annual event, was scheduled to last three days and feature speeches from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. By early afternoon, lawmakers were boarding buses to resume their trip.Later Wednesday, Pence told Republicans at the party retreat that he knows “it’s been a harrowing day for all of you.” Pence, a former House member, said he has fond memories of the retreat and the train rides back and forth. “Just know our hearts are with you,” he said.Pence was the featured speaker Wednesday night at the GOP retreat. Trump was to address lawmakers Thursday.Other doctor-lawmakers who assisted included Reps. Michael Burgess of Texas, Phil Roe of Tennessee, Larry Bucshon of Indiana and Roger Marshall of Kansas, according to those aboard.House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin was on the train and was unhurt, aides said. Sharelast_img read more

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