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Gun-toting man opens fire on Police

first_img…shot to shoulder, gun recoveredAn Albert Street, Queenstown, Georgetown man was shot by Police ranks on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly opened fire on the lawmen.Reports are that the car, in which the 21-year-old man was travelling, bearing registration plates PSS 4647, was intercepted by Police at Norton and Chapel Streets, Georgetown about 15:00h. Police said in a statement that ranks had observed the car and its occupants and followed it.The car being removed from the scene as Police Officers conduct investigations after the shootoutGuyana Times understands that one of the men opened fire in the direction of the Police ranks, jumped out of the car, and headed towards Princes Street. This resulted in an exchange of gunshots and the man was shot in his shoulder. He was subsequently picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. When this publication visited the scene, Police Officers were seen searching the car and the area. A .357 revolver with four matching rounds of ammunition and a spent shell have been recovered.Meanwhile, according to a resident in the area, Mignon Ford, she was awakened by gunshots, which prompted her to peek through a window. She said she saw a man running through her yard with two Police Officers hot in pursuit.“I was sleeping. When I get up, somebody was coming down my back step and I hear the man say ‘you shoot him?’ and the boy run down. Next thing when I look out, I see two Police outside and somebody that was going behind there.”The woman indicated that she was fearful for her life, since she could have been wounded during the incident.“It’s like whoever fire the shot, it hit there (the stairs). I was [afraid] because it was I alone home. Everybody gone out,” Ford stated.Information pertaining to the injured man’s identity has not been revealed as yet. However, investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Palestinian football chief calls ban for Messi comments

first_img0Shares0000A planned pre-World Cup friendly between Argentina and Israel sparked a furious response from the Palestinians © AFP / HAZEM BADERRAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Sep 3 – The head of the Palestinian football association pledged to appeal Monday against FIFA’s 12-month ban for comments made about Lionel Messi, calling it an “unjust and political decision.”FIFA last month banned Jibril Rajoub from attending matches for a year and fined him 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,600, 17,700 euros) for “inciting hatred and violence” after calling on fans to burn pictures and jerseys of Messi in the build-up to a friendly game with Israel. Rajoub had demanded that Barcelona star Messi not take part in the pre-World Cup friendly against Israel scheduled for June 9 and called on fans to burn shirts bearing his name if he did.The game was later cancelled after Argentina withdrew.In his first press conference since the ban was announced, Rajoub denied wrongdoing.“This is an unjust and political decision, an Israeli decision,” he said, pointing out the complaint came from the Israeli FA, not the Argentinians.“Of course we respect the FIFA committees and will continue to respect them and abide by their decisions. On this basis we have decided to appeal and we will continue our efforts to fight the injustice occurring against the Palestinian union and the Palestinian players.”“We had hoped that FIFA would work to end the suffering of Palestinian athletes,” he added.FIFA last year dropped a complaint by the Palestinian FA over football played in a number of Israeli settlements inside the occupied Palestinian territories.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Managerless Southampton sign Nathan Redmond

first_img1 Nathan Redmond has joined managerless Southampton from relegated Norwich in what is believed to be a £10million deal.Despite being without a manager following Ronald Koeman’s exit to Everton last week, Saints have moved to make the England Under-21s international their first signing of the summer.Redmond, a long-time target of the club, has penned a five-year deal at St Mary’s after moving for £10million, it is understood.“I’m really pleased to have made the move to Southampton,” Redmond said.“It’s a fantastic football club with excellent facilities, and I really feel I can develop my game here.“The club’s style of play has always been excellent. They like to play attacking football and it’s a style I feel I can really fit in well with.“When Southampton said they were interested it felt like the right move for me, and I can’t wait to get started now.”Redmond helped England Under-21s to the Toulon Tournament title in the summer alongside the Saints trio of James Ward-Prowse, Jack Stephens and Matt Targett.The 22-year-old made 122 appearances for Norwich after joining from Birmingham three years ago and his arrival is likely to increase speculation that Sadio Mane could follow Victor Wanyama and Juanmi out of St Mary’s.The deal for Redmond has, somewhat surprisingly, been pushed through despite the club being without a manager since Koeman left.Former Nice manager Claude Puel is the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed the Dutchman after moves for Manuel Pellegrini and Rudi Garcia were not pursued.Saints were keen to have a manager in place by the time the players undergo pre-season testing on Tuesday, when Redmond will join up with his new team-mates for the first time.Southampton’s executive director of football Les Reed said of the deal: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome Nathan to Southampton Football Club.“Despite being just 22, Nathan has gained plenty of experience in the Premier League with Norwich City, showing his quality at the top level on a consistent basis.“He has also performed exceptionally well on the international stage, playing a key role in helping England Under-21s win the Toulon Tournament this summer.“While Nathan has already gained Premier League experience, he has the potential to continue developing and becoming an integral part of the squad for years to come.”last_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: THE THAI TIMS GET BEHIND BOTH TEAMS AHEAD OF THE FINAL

first_imgTHEY’RE AMONGST Celtic’s most famous fans – the Thai Tims! If you haven’t heard of them, where have you been?Here they are giving both sides a chance for the All-Ireland.Click to play  DDTV VIDEO: THE THAI TIMS GET BEHIND BOTH TEAMS AHEAD OF THE FINAL was last modified: September 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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UPDATED: SIX STUDENTS NOW DEAD FOLLOWING TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A sixth student has now died following the collapse of a balcony in Berkeley, California. The six students that died are all from Ireland as are the other seven who were critically injured during the freak accident.All of the students were in the USA working on J1 student visa’s and were attending a 21st birthday party when the balcony collapsed. Reports from America are suggesting that some of the dead may be from Donegal.That is unofficial at the moment but American reporter Tara Moriarty who works for KUTV tweeted the following update on her social media timeline earlier today.Live from #balconycollapse 6 dead, 8 injured, victims mostly from Ireland, possibly County Donnegal #KTVUThe other students injured have all been taking to hospital and are fighting for their lives. We’ll have more on this tragic story as more details emerge.UPDATED: SIX STUDENTS NOW DEAD FOLLOWING TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BerkeleyCaliforniadonegalirishJ1newsstudentsUPDATEDlast_img read more

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Vipers defeat Police to move five points clear at the top

first_img Tags: abdallah mubiruAzam UPLdan sserunkumaMilton Karisaploice fctopvipers sc Azam Uganda Premier LeagueVipers SC 2- 0 Police FCSt. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeFriday, 04-05-2018Dan Sserunkuma was on target against PoliceVipers SC stretched their lead on top of the Azam Uganda Premier league table to five points with a comprehensive victory over Police FC at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende.The Venoms got onto a flyer when Milton Karisa scored after only eight minutes of play. It was soon 2-0 thanks to Dan Sserunkuma after a defensive mix up by Police captain Martin Mpuga and his keeper Douglas Kisembo.The game saw its first chance on six minutes when Sserunkuma was teed up inside the 18 yards box by Milton Karisa but the former Express striker blazed his shot over the bar under pressure from defender Mpuga.Two minutes later, Moses Waiswa lofted a pass for Karisa who turned sharply beating Mpuga and finished neatly to make it 1-0 to the Venoms.Vipers were dealt a huge blow on 18 minutes when midfielder Tadeo Lwanga limp off injured after a collusion with Police striker Norman Ojik earlier. The hard working midfielder was replaced by Brian Nkubi.Ojik got a glorious opportunity to make it sqaure on 32 minutes but he miscued the ball while one on one with Vipers custodian Ismail Watenga.Seconds later, Karisa robbed Kisembo of the ball but failed to score in an empty net as the dread locked forward tried to pass for Sserunkuma who had the ball stuck under his legs at the crucial moment.Milton Karisa scored one and assisted the other in Vipers 2-0 win over Police on Friday eveningWith 10 minutes to the break, Police defender Mpuga played a short back pass to Kisembo and Karisa pounced onto it, feeding an unmarked Sserunkuma who tapped into an empty net for his 13th goal of the season.Police coach Abdallah Mubiru took off Police captain Martin Mpuga at half time and the team looked a whole lot more organized at the back.The Second half failed to live up to the standards of the first as there was limited goal mouth action throught bthe 45 minutes.Milton Karisa had two chances in quick succession to double his tally on the day but wasted them. The first caming on 69 minutes when he headed wide a Nicholas Wadada cross from the right and then seconds later, he weakly headed straight at Kisembo off a free header following a brilliant ball in by Yayo Lutimba.Vipers got one more chance with 11 minutes to go when Lutimba crossed in for Sserunkuma but the forward’s volleyed shot was saved comfortably by Kismbo.Police never really got going throughout the entire game and the expression on their coach, Abdallah Mubiru’s face after the game could tell the whole story.Vipers now move to 55 points from 27 matches, five ahead of second placed SC Villa who play UPDF tomorrow.Police remained in 7th with 35 points from 27 matches, but are mathematically not safe yet and require two more points to be sure of their status come next season.The Other game played on Friday?     -Maroons 0-0 MasavuGames to be played on Saturday:Mbarara City vs Proline FC @Kakyeka StadiumURA FC vs Express FC @NambooleSoana FC vs Onduparaka FC @KavumbaKirinya JSS vs Masavu FC @KakinduUPDF FC vs SC Villa @BomboComments last_img read more

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Parking issues at An Grianan Theatre ‘a danger to local residents’

first_imgParking problems outside An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny are posing a ‘real danger’ to nearby residents, according to local councillor Jimmy Kavanagh.People living in the local area have been ‘trapped in their homes’ during times when the theatre is hosting large events with a high volume of visitors.Cllr Kavanagh raised the issue at today’s Letterkenny-Milford council meeting and asked for the council to work with the theatre to find urgent solutions. He said that elderly people at Covehill could be denied access to emergency services when parking is not managed at busy times.“It’s not just an inconvenience, it’s a real danger for people,” Cllr Kavanagh said.He added that a woman was taken to hospital recently and it was lucky that it was a night when there was nothing on in the theatre, because the ambulance may not have been able to access her home otherwise.Cllr Kavanagh called for a parking management system to be put in place and for alternative overflow car parks to be identified for buses. “It’s a real problem for the theatre because after a big successful event it’s followed by bad publicity on social media, and it’s exactly what they don’t need. It needs to be solved permanently and soon,” Cllr Kavanagh said.Cllr Kavanagh asked for the council to hold a meeting with the theatre management in a bid to find a solution to everyone’s benefit.Parking issues at An Grianan Theatre ‘a danger to local residents’ was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Antibiotic Resistance Didn’t Evolve; It Was Borrowed

first_imgExercise: On a Reference Page about antibiotic resistance, Science Daily blatantly says, “Antibiotic resistance evolves naturally via natural selection through random mutation,” and also, “Antibiotic resistance is a consequence of evolution via natural selection.” The article claims Wikipedia as its source. But now, go to the Wikipedia link cited by Science Daily: there is nothing there about natural selection! There is, however, quite a bit about horizontal gene transfer. As of this writing the Wikipedia page was last updated on June 16, 2017. Is it possible that Science Daily has old fake news on its page that has not been updated to reflect the growing realization that antibiotic resistance is no longer a good argument for evolution? A key ‘proof’ of evolution in action falls as scientists discover that pathogens don’t invent resistance genes; they share them.It was common in creation-evolution debates in the 1980s to use antibiotic resistance as proof of evolution. ‘Evolution is as common as the disease germ that is resistant to antibiotics today but wasn’t last year,’ the argument went. Who would have thought that the very organisms that produce antibiotics also produce resistance genes to fight them? And who would have thought that they can share that pre-existing genetic information with disease germs?A paper this month in Nature Communications (open access) shares findings about “Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes from antibiotic producers to pathogens.” They show how the genomes of Actinobacteria, that live in soil, include resistance genes against the antibiotics they create. This makes sense, because they don’t want to die of their own poison. But then, they found that other bacteria from other phyla and other organisms even from different kingdoms can obtain those secrets from the Actinobacteria. This kind of “horizontal gene transfer” is not evolution, because the genetic information already existed. It’s more like passing around prefabricated exploit code between hackers or, better yet, antivirus software from service suppliers. The scientists found resistance genes in the pathogens that in some cases were 100% identical to those in Actinobacteria. But how did they get them?A press release from the Technical University of Denmark explains how the information sharing works:At first, it was difficult to imagine how pathogens can acquire genes from Actinobacteria, because they are so different and not at all related with each other. But by investigating the DNA sequence around the resistance genes, the team figured out how the resistance genes transfer occurred through a new mechanism named “carry back”, where the pathogen basically has a primitive form of “sex” with the Actinobacterium and takes up its resistance genes after it dies.This gene transfer by carry back could in principle happen where pathogens come into contact with Actinobacteria, like in an animal farm or in soil polluted with untreated hospital waste. In this way, the pathogen can become resistant and endanger human lives in the next round of infection.Since the germs without the resistance genes die off, the only ones left are those who got the genes beforehand. But they didn’t ‘evolve’ that resistance; they borrowed it (or stole it).Proteobacteria are well known to be able to transfer DNA to organisms from other phyla and even other kingdoms by conjugationFor several decades, some scientists believed that horizontal gene transfer was responsible, but they didn’t have proof. Creation debaters, similarly, tried to argue that the resistance traits already existed and were accentuated by application of antibiotics. There was no ‘smoking gun’ till now. The authors say in their concluding discussion,Proteobacteria [which include some pathogens] are well known to be able to transfer DNA to organisms from other phyla and even other kingdoms by conjugation. A recent study suggested that conjugation from proteobacteria to actinobacteria might happen frequently in soil. Thus, the ‘carry-back’ mechanism might have mediated the HGTs [horizontal gene transfers] from actinobacteria to proteobacteria in soil using conjugative plasmids as the carrier sequence. In modern times, likely caused by increased selection pressure due to the extensive use of antibiotics, mobile genetic elements including conjugative plasmids, integrons and transposons tend to be clustered together with ARGs [antibiotic resistance genes] forming mobile multidrug-resistant units. These units showed extraordinary capability of spreading among commensals, pathogens and even environmental bacteria in water and soil.Now that resistance is becoming clear as a method of information sharing rather than Darwinian evolution, new questions arise that might better be addressed by intelligent design theory: is there a reason for this kind of information sharing? Could it be a designed mechanism gone awry? What other processes of information sharing previously attributed to Darwinian evolution do we not know about yet? And how could the new paradigm lead to better strategies against the ‘superbugs’ that are becoming resistant to our last-resort antibiotics?One thing is clear: indiscriminate use of antibiotics is causing a crisis, and new approaches must be considered. Another clear lesson is that Darwinian evolution is not as clever as thought.In the cemetery of fallen Darwinian arguments, we can erect a new headstone: “Here lies antibiotic resistance as proof of evolution.” The cemetery is getting pretty crowded. Like we say, if you hear a Darwin debater offering indisputable proof of evolution, just wait awhile. It will fall. Creationists will be ready with their shovels to bury it alongside so many other indisputable proofs of the past: Haeckel’s embryos, Piltdown Man, vestigial organs, sexual selection, the horse series, human evolution – all the classic icons of evolution. Some are long dead; others are in their last dying gasps. What we can’t stop is the Zombie Apocalypse! Read Jonathan Wells’ new book Zombie Science for explanation. You can also hear Dr Wells on ID the Future and see his writings at Evolution News & Science Today (search on ‘zombie’). The book has a whole chapter (ch 8) debunking antibiotic resistance and cancer as evidences for evolution. (Visited 610 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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State of world’s protected areas

first_img11 September 2003South Africa has welcomed the publication of a United Nations report on the state of protected areas around the world, saying the document is an important source of information for the conservation community and government agencies.Addressing media after the release of the report on Tuesday, environmental affairs and tourism director-general Chippy Olver said the report showed that good progress was being made towards conserving the world’s most spectacular habitats and wildlife.The report was released at the World Parks Congress currently under way at the International Convention Centre in Durban.More than 100 000 protected areas, including a number in South Africa, are listed in the report, which was compiled by the UN Environmental Programme’s (UNEP’s) World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, in collaboration with the World Conservation Union and the World Commission on Protected Areas.The listed areas include World Heritage Sites, Biosphere Reserves and conservation areas ranging from the vast Greenland National Park, which at 97 million hectares is the largest in the world, to thousands of sites smaller than 10 square kilometres.The report shows that progress in other fields has been much slower, with less than 10% of the world’s lakes currently protected. The world’s marine areas fare even worse, with only 0.5% enjoying protection, a situation described by the UNEP as “disturbing” in view of the importance of fisheries as a source of protein and a job creator for millions of people.World Conservation Union chief executive Achim Steiner said that bigger efforts were needed to achieve a representative network of marine-protected areas by 2012, the target date set last year at the World Summit on Sustainable Development.UNEP executive director Klaus Toepfer said, however, that the UN and the global environment movement should be proud of the progress made in the growth in protected areas.“Since 1962, the year of the first World Parks Congress, the number of such sites has really mushroomed, increasing from an area of some two million square kilometres to over 18 million square kilometres today”, Toepfer said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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