Battling England stay in touch

first_img Jack Gaunt and David Hague, who are both making their debut at this level, continued their 100 per cent foursomes record with a 3/1 win in a tight game. For most of the match they held just a one-hole lead, but they finished strongly winning both 16 and 17. Defending champions Ireland hold a 4-1 lead over Scotland after this morning’s second day foursomes at the Men’s Home Internationals – while England battled hard to stay in touch with Wales. Battling England stay in touch The hosts won the last two games at Moortown, Yorkshire, to trail by just one point going into this afternoon’s singles. The hosts won the last two games at Moortown, Yorkshire, to trail by just one point going into this afternoon’s singles. Today, four of their five pairings were quickly ahead and they went on to secure those points, with Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden and Euan Walker claiming their team’s only foursomes win. Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Today, four of their five pairings were quickly ahead and they went on to secure those points, with Scotland’s Ryan Lumsden and Euan Walker claiming their team’s only foursomes win. Jack Gaunt and David Hague (pictured), who are both making their debut at this level, continued their 100 per cent foursomes record with a 3/1 win in a tight game. For most of the match they held just a one-hole lead, but they finished strongly winning both 16 and 17. The experienced Bradley Moore teamed up again with new cap Jake Burnage and they maintained their unbeaten foursomes record with a fighting finish. They were one down after 15, but won 16 and 17 before halving the last in par to claim their point and provide a big morale boost for the team. Click here for full scores Click here for full scores Ireland, meanwhile, were clearly determined to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s foursomes, when they too trailed after the morning session against Wales. Defending champions Ireland hold a 4-1 lead over Scotland after this morning’s second day foursomes at the Men’s Home Internationals – while England battled hard to stay in touch with Wales. Ireland, meanwhile, were clearly determined to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s foursomes, when they too trailed after the morning session against Wales. The experienced Bradley Moore teamed up again with new cap Jake Burnage and they maintained their unbeaten foursomes record with a fighting finish. They were one down after 15, but won 16 and 17 before halving the last in par to claim their point and provide a big morale boost for the team. 17 Aug 2017 Battling England stay in touch Three new caps were involved in the games which turned around England’s fortunes and brought about the 3-2 score. Three new caps were involved in the games which turned around England’s fortunes and brought about the 3-2 score. Tags: Men’s Home Internationalslast_img read more

Round-up: Terry backed by ex-Chelsea man, QPR youngster’s loan move, Chery’s hopes, Bartlett’s new deal

first_imgFormer Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair has told West London Sport he believes John Terry will still be a key man for the Blues even they sign John Stones. Chelsea are looking to sign Everton defender Stones, who has been touted as the long-term replacement for Terry, but Sinclair insists the skipper won’t be moving aside for the foreseeable future.Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah has finally completed his loan move from Chelsea to Roma.Chelsea youngster Todd Kane has also moved on loan – he’s joined Dutch club NEC Nijmegen on a season-long deal.QPR have also sent a youngster out on loan, with teenage defender Niko Hamalainen joining Dagenham & Redbridge for a month, and have signed midfielder Oscar Gobern following his recent trial.One player who won’t be leaving Rangers for the time being at least is midfielder Leroy Fer, whose agent has confirmed that an injury problem led to the Dutchman’s proposed loan move to Sunderland being scrapped.Fer’s loan move to Sunderland was scrappedFer could yet line up alongside summer signing Tjronn Chery, who has spoken about his desire to play in the number 10 role at Rangers, as well being a free-kick specialist and wanting to take his career to the “next step”.Once again there is speculation about Charlie Austin’s future – it’s been claimed that Tottenham want to sign him. Spurs have not shown any interest in the R’s striker.Fans of both clubs have been discussing Spurs’ supposed interest in Austin on Twitter.Fulham have injury concerns ahead of their Championship opener at Cardiff on Saturday – Scott Parker is one of five players who will miss the game.The Whites have offered new contracts to Moussa Dembele, Marcus Bettinelli and Emerson Hyndman, while manager Kit Symons says the club have ended their pursuit of Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald.Elsewhere, long-serving manager Gordon Bartlett has signed a new contract at Wealdstone.And Middlesex face a struggle to qualify for the Royal London One-Day Cup knockout stages after losing to Nottinghamshire at Lord’s.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Steve Kerr shows sympathy and perspective on Kevin Durant

first_imgTempe, AZ. – Kevin Durant is technically an NBA star. Steve Kerr is technically the Warriors’ coach. They also have a different job title.“We’re all actors in a soap opera,” Kerr said following Friday’s morning shootaround at Arizona State. “We really are. And we have to deal with that part of it.”Therefore, Kerr had a mixed perspective on Durant sharing his frustrations following the Warriors’ win over San Antonio on Thursday regarding the media’s questions and coverage regarding his pending …last_img read more

Cell Requires Two Keys to Let Cargo Pass

first_imgFor high-security environments, guards sometimes require two independent authentication methods. Before humans came up with this trick, the cells in their bodies were already using it. Itoh and Camilli explain in the May 13 issue of Nature:1Our cells contain a series of distinct compartments that do different jobs and have different properties. The membranes that clad each of these compartments – like the plasma membrane that encases the cell – are defined by precise molecular compositions, which are preserved despite the continuous influx and efflux of components in transit to and from other cellular locations. Precision is the hallmark of this flow of traffic, too, which must be directed appropriately between compartments. All of this is achieved, in part, by the reversible recruitment of regulatory proteins from other parts of the cell to specific membranes or membrane regions. A growing amount of evidence hints that membrane lipids cooperate with membrane proteins to control this recruitment.They refer to work by Godi et al. in Nature Cell Biology that shows a dual-key authentication mechanism in the cell. With “at least two independent, but synergistic, mechanisms,” cargo is only allowed to bind to a membrane if it binds correctly to two cytosolic proteins. This can be envisioned as a kind of code:The interaction of cytosolic proteins with both lipids and proteins on a target membrane is an efficient dual-key strategy to control their recruitment to membranes. Only when both the lipid-binding and protein-binding sites are engaged is the interaction with the membrane strong enough. The two elements of the code can be controlled independently, affording the possibility of fine-tuning the spatial and temporal regulation of recruitment.Itoh and Camilli provide no suggestions on how such a system might have evolved.1Toshiki Itoh and Pietro de Camilli, “Membrane trafficking: Dual-key strategy,” Nature 429, 141 – 143 (13 May 2004); doi:10.1038/429141a.There’s a coded message in this story. Can you decipher it?(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mandela Day now a global event

first_imgNelson Mandela waving at the crowd at a 46664 concert, held yearly to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Image: 46664 Arctic) MEDIA CONTACTS Nelson Mandela Foundation +27 11 728 1000/+27 11 547 5600RELATED ARTICLES • Mandela’s African tales fight Aids • World marks Mandela Day • Mandela: a remarkable 91 years Bongani NkosiThe UN has declared 18 July Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the former South African president’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation.Starting in 2010, the day will be observed each year on 18 July – Mandela’s birthday – and people across the world will be urged to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to uplift society in some way.UN General Assembly paid tribute to Mandela in its 64th session in New York on 10 November, adopting a draft resolution put forward by South African ambassador to the UN, Baso Sangqu. The resolution seeks to make the international community aware of Mandela’s humanitarian work.It also recognises Mandela’s “leading role in and support for Africa’s struggle for liberation and unity, and his outstanding contribution to the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist democratic South Africa”.The UN invited all member states, its organisations and other international organisations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organisations and individuals, “to observe Nelson Mandela International Day in an appropriate manner”.Mandela Day in SAThe idea of Mandela Day was first introduced by South African president Jacob Zuma in 2009. It became a nationwide campaign to get the public involved in charitable activities, also for 67 minutes on 18 July – the day Mandela turned 91.The number of minutes was significant because it represented the 67 years since the former president first started fighting for human rights and the abolition of apartheid.Although Mandela Day began as a South African initiative, the international community was involved with a launch at a glittering music concert in New York, where musicians such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Wycleaf Jean and French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy performed.At this launch, via video streaming, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and US president Barack Obama endorsed the idea to make it a worldwide event.“Mandela is a living embodiment of the highest values of the United Nations,” Ban said. “His commitment to a democratic, multi-racial South Africa; his steadfast pursuit of justice; his willingness to reconcile with those who persecuted him most – these are just some of the hallmarks of a remarkable man.”Back home, South Africans came out in numbers to support Mandela Day. Some started street clean-up campaigns, while others helped out at orphanages and old-age homes.Jeffsville – an informal settlement outside one of the country’s capital cities, Pretoria – marked the day by hosting a reconciliation event. Both South Africans and foreigners living there committed to forgive the xenophobic attacks of 2008 waged against foreign residents, which left scores dead and thousands homeless.“On 18 July 2009 millions of people across the globe came together to give 67 minutes or more of their time in community service, their actions inspired by the life’s work of Nelson Mandela,” said Sangqu in a statement.“In turn, the actions of these millions of people – men, women and youth across the globe and from all sectors of society, including heads of state, governments, NGOs and civil society – have inspired us to introduce this draft resolution to the General Assembly,” he added.The Non-Aligned Movement, an international body of states not formally aligned with any major power bloc, has been one of the strongest supporters of the campaign. During its summit in Egypt in July, the organisation passed a special declaration to lobby the UN to give Mandela Day international status.Support for resolutionCanada commended the adoption of the resolution. The country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said the day would help disseminate ideals that Mandela stands for. “This day will remind us of the importance of fighting injustice, upholding freedom and democracy and promoting a culture of peace throughout the world.“Nelson Mandela truly exemplifies commitment to a people, moral fortitude and service to humanity. He has also shown us how it is possible to be both a leading statesman and an exceptional human being. His work on conflict resolution and the protection of children’s rights only adds to his legacy,” Cannon added.Madiba, as Mandela is affectionately known, is also the recipient of a Companion of the Order of Canada and is an honorary Canadian citizen. “[He] is an inspiration to us all,” Cannon said.The Nelson Mandela Foundation has also welcomed the resolution. “The Nelson Mandela Foundation and its sister charities are pleased with the declaration of July 18, Nelson Mandela’s birthday, as ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ – an international day of activism,” it said in a statement.The foundation was set up after Mandela’s retirement in 1999 and works to create a legacy of his life and work.More about MadibaMandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994 after working tirelessly to unite black and white South Africans when the country was living through violent and troubled times.He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, with then South African president FW de Klerk, for his efforts in finding a peaceful resolution to the country’s deep-rooted conflicts.Before his presidency Mandela was heavily involved in anti-apartheid activities led by the then-banned African National Congress and was convicted on charges of sabotage. He served 27 years in prison, many of which were spent with other sentenced freedom fighters on the desolate Robben Island, 12km off the coast of Cape Town.As a champion of reconciliation, Mandela was also instrumental in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was set up by South Africa’s Government of National Unity to help deal with the atrocities of apartheid.Although he has officially retired, he continues to voice his opinion on topical humanitarian issues and campaigns globally for peace, children and the fight against HIV/Aids.last_img read more

North Queensland Junior Champs

first_imgTownsville Brothers touch club dominated the North Queensland junior championships last weekend. Brothers were present in six of the nine grand final matches played on Sunday with three of their players – Jacob Abel, Jason Norford and Nathan Norford – named players of the final. The ever-growing event saw 92 teams, comprised of more than 1000 players, compete at the titles. Of the 92 teams, 40 travelled from cities around the region, including Mackay, Cairns, Atherton, Cloncurry and many places in between. It was a close contest in the under-10 girls division with Gordonvale defeating Townsville Crocs 3-2 in the final. Gordonvale’s Tahila Smith was named player of the final. The boys under-10 division was a walk-over for Sharks White who defeated Brothers 8-2. Jacob Abel of Brothers was player of the final. In the under-12 girls division, Mackay defeated Bowen 4-3 and player of the final was Mackay’s Olivia Hadok Quadrio. In the boys grand final clash Frogs Green annihilated Brothers 10-0 with Ivan Lynch of Frogs named player of the final. The older division games saw Cairns down Redskins 4-1 in the under-14 girls with Cairns’ Connie Finlay player of the final. Brothers Blue dominated the under-14 boys final defeating Brothers White 9-2 with Jason Norford of Brothers Blue player of the final. In the top division, Sharks defeated Brothers 4-3 in the under-16 girls final while Brothers thrashed Bowen 10-1 in the under-16 boys. Crystal Browne of Sharks and Nathan Norford of Brothers were players of their finals.Thanks to Glen Richardson for providing the article content.last_img read more

10 months agoLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldo

first_imgLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas hailed the hat-trick performance of Leo Messi for Barcelona’s 5-0 win at Levante on Sunday.Tebas placed the Barcelona star at the very top of football, ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. “Anyone who saw the game against Levante, is a football fan and takes off their club colours, we have to open our eyes and say that Messi’s the best player in the world by a difference,” he said. The president added that “it doesn’t matter what team you support, if you criticise Messi and say he’s not the best in the world currently, you don’t understand football.” Asked about the comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, Tebas, a Madrid fan, was clear: “In this era now he’s way ahead of Ronaldo. That’s now always been the case in other seasons. But he’s leading Barcelona. He keeps taking on responsibility, seemingly with a new-found youth. He’s at an incredible level.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Smiley claims PBS made mistake in ouster but PBS fires back

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show. PBS almost immediately fired back, saying he “needs to get his story straight.”He told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday that he’s never coerced anyone into a relationship but has had consensual relationships in the workplace. He said those relationships weren’t forbidden by the company he owns and he claims he never promoted or fired anyone based on their relationship with him.“I’ve never groped. I’ve never coerced, I’ve never exposed myself inappropriately to anyone in 30 years,” Smiley said. “I’ve made mistakes — I’m human. I’m not perfect. But it doesn’t rise to the level of wrongful termination.”Smiley said Monday that he applauds women coming forward to share their sexual assault and harassment experiences “to lead us in a conversation about how to create healthy workspaces.”At the same time, he said “I want to make sure we don’t lose all sense of nuance and proportionality in this conversation, because if we do then people end up being guilty simply by accusation.”PBS responded in a matter of hours, saying Smiley’s acknowledgement of multiple relationships contradicted his previous statements.“Tavis Smiley needs to get his story straight,” it said in a statement, which also promised more accusations: “Additional allegations are continuing to come to light since last week’s announcement.”PBS also derided Smiley’s claim that he applauds women who have come forward, pointing out that Smiley’s company hinders such actions by requiring former and current employees to sign non-disclosure agreements. “Witnesses who have bravely come forward to speak with the independent investigators retained by PBS report a fear of retribution for speaking out,” it said.Smiley’s career took a huge hit last week when PBS said it was suspending him following an independent investigation by a law firm that uncovered “multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.”Then fallout was swift: Walmart, a sponsor, cut ties with him and live producer Mills Entertainment pulled out of backing Smiley’s upcoming theatrical show that was to focus on the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. Hay House, which distributes the Smiley Books imprint, said all Smiley projects were “on hold” pending an internal review.As to accusations he created a verbally abusive and threatening work place, Smiley admitted many of his TV and radio projects are intense at times but said “I’m not an angry black man and this notion of a hostile environment just doesn’t fit.” He added that no complaints about him have ever been raised.Smiley’s suspension comes weeks after PBS cut ties with anchor and talk show host Charlie Rose, citing “extremely disturbing and intolerable behaviour” by him toward women at his PBS talk show. The actions against Smiley and Rose follow dozens of firings and suspensions of prominent men who have been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment.last_img read more

Workers at GMs Canada plant hold work stoppage over closure

first_imgOSHAWA, Ont. — Unionized workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, are holding another sit-down protest over the planned closure of the facility that would lead to the loss of 3,000 jobs.The union confirmed Wednesday’s work stoppage following an earlier protest Tuesday.Unifor president Jerry Dias sat down with GM on Tuesday to talk about proposals the union had made to extend the life of the Ontario plant, but were turned down.The union suggestions included extending the life of the Chevy Impala and Cadillac XTS produced at the plant or shifting production slated for Mexico to the plant. GM says they’re not economically viable.GM announced in November it would cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure.The Associated Presslast_img read more