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A new phase in the Ebola war

first_imgMONROVIA—When Kevin De Cock flew home from this city of 1 million in August, he was leaving behind an apocalyptic scene. More than 100 people were coming down with Ebola daily. Patients were dying outside of treatment units filled to capacity, and bodies lay rotting in the streets. Some mathematical models projected that Liberia would face thousands of new cases weekly by December. “There was really no way of knowing how much worse this might get,” says De Cock, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.But when he returned to Monrovia on 9 November, the situation was very different. The grim projections had been wrong. Although the Ebola epidemic is still growing in Sierra Leone, and Guinea’s numbers are swinging up and down, Liberia is now reporting only about 20 new patients a day. Treatment units have hundreds of empty beds, and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lifted the state of emergency put in place in August. Now the country faces new challenges: rebuilding a shattered health care system, tamping down local outbreaks, and looking for ways to drive the number of new cases to zero.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)No one here is quite sure what has caused the epidemic to wane. Safe burials may be a big factor, says Katri Jalava, a Finnish veterinarian and an epidemiological consultant to the World Health Organization. It’s a local custom to wash the corpse and then use the same water to wash the hands of the bereaved, she says. “In terms of a disease like Ebola that is absolutely mad.” Most agree that people’s everyday behavior has changed as well. Ubiquitous street signs warn that “Ebola is real” and tell Monrovians “Don’t be the next case.” Outside many homes are small hand-washing stations with bleach, and Liberians have stopped hugging and shaking hands.Yet “this is still a catastrophe,” De Cock says. Even 20 daily Ebola cases would have been unimaginable a year ago. And Guinea has shown that success in fighting Ebola can be short-lived: Twice, that country was on the cusp of ending the outbreak, and twice the virus came roaring back.Some have even questioned whether Liberia’s recent drop in cases is real. At a meeting at the Liberian ministry of health last week, a U.S. Agency for International Development representative said he had been sent specifically to find out if the numbers can be trusted. “Yes,” answered Swedish statistician Hans Rosling, who has spent the past month in Monrovia helping the Liberian government interpret epidemiological data. CDC researchers, for instance, have used mouth swabs to test dead bodies in Monrovia for Ebola; about 20% to 30% are now positive, down from close to 90% during the height of the epidemic. The real number of cases may be twice the reported number, but not much more, Rosling says. “We’re in a new phase now.”The international response has been slow to adapt. Although the Pentagon has said it will build fewer new Ebola treatment centers, their construction is ongoing. “That doesn’t make sense at all,” says Thierry Goffeau, head of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) mission in Liberia. “It’s clearly a waste of human and financial resources.” Rosling, too, says tactics have to change. In September, the main job was building clinics, removing the dead, and keeping as many patients as possible isolated. Now, it’s about setting up a flexible system to respond to new outbreaks, identifying patients quickly, and tracing their contacts to prevent more infections. “What we needed to do in the first phase was rugby,” Rosling says. “Now it is chess.”Liberia’s medical system, which collapsed under the weight of Ebola, is gearing up again. Doctors are returning to work, clinics are reopening. Goffeau says that is sorely needed: “People are dying at home of many other diseases than Ebola, because they have no access to health care.” But medical staff still face an important risk. One in every hundred or thousand patients may carry the Ebola virus—which could start new cycles of infection. There are reports that doctors at some clinics are now doing surgery and delivering babies in Ebola protection suits.At Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, whose inpatient department was closed this summer after several doctors died from Ebola, MSF is trying to protect staff with a new triage unit, which opened on 19 November. Patients with Ebola-like symptoms are interviewed; if they meet the criteria for a suspect case, they stay in one of 10 small rooms while their blood is tested. Those who test negative can enter the inpatient ward, while an ambulance takes Ebola patients to a treatment unit. MSF has also started distributing malaria drugs to hundreds of thousands of people, not just to lower the burden of that disease, which was neglected for months, but also to reduce the number of people visiting hospitals with a fever.Reopening Monrovia’s schools poses similar quandaries. One idea is to screen pupils’ temperature as they enter the school. “But what do you do if a 10-year-old kid has a high temperature and the other kids start pointing at him and shouting ‘Ebola’?” Rosling says. In a meeting with President Sirleaf, he has argued for a cautious approach: Opening some schools and carefully studying what happens.The capital region still serves as a reservoir from which patients travel to rural areas and spark fresh outbreaks, De Cock says—and now that the rainy season has ended, travel may pick up. In Bong County, for instance, a few hours northwest of Monrovia, two big outbreaks are spreading, at least one seeded from the capital. The treatment unit in the district of Suakoko, run by the International Medical Corps, is full, and new patients are brought in daily. Sambhavi Cheemalapati, the unit’s program coordinator, says she is seeing far more patients than are accounted for in the official numbers. Aid should focus on spreading prevention messages in these remote locales, Goffeau says. “If the people really understand what Ebola is and how to avoid infection, we might stop this epidemic,” he says.Such regional flare-ups make it unlikely that the Liberian epidemic will be over anytime soon, Rosling says. Still, he believes it’s possible that the country may see its first day without a single case as early as December. Given the cataclysmic projections of just 2 months ago, that would be a remarkable turnaround.*The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.last_img read more

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WATCH: Kyrie Irving breaks silence on trade request

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Furthermore, the Duke product also paid homage to the Cavs by regarding them as ”unbelievable human beings.”Irving and his new team will face off against the Cavaliers on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA season on Oct. 17.  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In a Twitter clip uploaded by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, a clean-shaven Irving spoke about the intricacies behind his request and even acknowledged his former team and fans in a candid manner.“It’s hard to make videos like this because you understand the magnitude of decisions that you make in your life can affect a lot of people all at once,” the four-time NBA All-Star said.“When you get to that point, and you understand that the best intentions for you, and ultimately to being your truth, and find out what you really wanna do in your life and how you want to accomplish it, that moment comes and you take full advantage of it,” he explained.He also confirmed earlier reports about wanting to “be the main man” in order to maximize his potential.“There are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and wanting to be somewhere where you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you, maximizing your potential as a human being and as a player perfecting their craft. I put a lot of hours in, and a lot of work into just trying to accomplish things that I have dreamt of as a kid.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES VIDEO: A (fresh-faced) @KyrieIrving speaks, now that the deal to the Celtics is finally done. Thanks Cleveland, says “the journey continues” pic.twitter.com/leFoxAIkX2— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 31, 2017ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion The specifics of Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics’ blockbuster trade involving franchise players Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas were finally finalized on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingREAD: Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big tradeSince news of Irving’s displeasure with the Cavs erupted last July, the 25-year-old point guard has remained mum about his desire to play for another NBA franchise. Mapua’s Nieles rules NCAA Skills Challenge Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Incoming Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball shares plans to visit PH next year

first_imgAlthough he has yet to play a second in an official NBA regular season game, Ball and his family—composed of rowdy father LaVar and baller brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo—have become the talk of the league this off-season.A Facebook fan page dedicated to basketball’s newest celebrity family, “Follow the Balls,” recently posted an excerpt from the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft—addressing the basketball-crazy Filipino fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s crazy how global basketball is. People have been telling me that the Philippines love the Lakers, so we made a Big Baller Brand fan club called Follow the Balls for the Filipino community,” Ball wrote, much to the delight of its 10,000 followers.“I am really excited to travel to the Philippines next summer and can’t wait to meet y’all as I travel through the States this season!” he said, adding an invitation for netizens to like the page. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ball, meanwhile, has justified the hype that surrounded him even before joining the NBA, averaging 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 2.5 steals in the Las Vegas preseason tournament, en route to bagging the tourney’s MVP award.  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There’s definitely a lot of Los Angeles Lakers diehard fans in the country, and that adoration has already extended to the team’s incoming prized rookie Lonzo Ball.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Stadium Before Final Whistle after Being Substituted

first_imgMilan: Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly left the Allianz Stadium before the final whistle of Juventus’ 1-0 Serie A win over AC Milan on Sunday after being substituted for the second match in a week.Paulo Dybala replaced Ronaldo on 55 minutes with the Argentina striker going on to score the winning goal 22 minutes later to keep Juventus top in Serie A ahead of Inter Milan. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo looked glum as he came off and directed some words at coach Maurizio Sarri before heading to the changing rooms and Sky Sport Italia reported that the 34-year-old had left the stadium three minutes before the match finished.However, Sarri said he did not know whether Ronaldo had left the stadium early.”Disrespectful to his teammates? Like I said, I don’t know,” Sarri said. “If it’s true that he left before the end it is a problem to be resolved with his teammates.””I have no problem with Cristiano, he should be thanked because he made himself available despite not being in the best condition,” said Sarri.”In the last month he has had discomfort in his knee and this is a little problem for him.”Ronaldo had reacted furiously after been substituted in his team’s 2-1 win against Lokomotiv Moscow midweek which saw Juventus advance to the Champions League last 16.”The important thing is that he made himself available. If he gets angry when he comes out this is part of the game,” continued the Juventus coach.”It’s only natural a player is going to be irritated about leaving the pitch, especially when he worked so hard to be there.”All players who are trying to give their best will have at least five minutes of being annoyed when they are substituted, but a coach would in general be much more worried if he didn’t seem upset.” 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. AC MilanCagliaricristiano ronaldoJuvntus First Published: November 11, 2019, 7:48 AM ISTlast_img read more

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Naveen asks bureaucrats to take bold decisions

first_imgBhubaneswar, Aug 22 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the state bureaucracy to take bold decisions keeping people as the focus and assured them of all out support.”Take bold decisions keeping people as the focus. I will stand behind you. All your good work will be recognised and rewarded,” Patnaik told the Team Odisha.Stating that he wants Team Odisha to take the state to the next level of governance, Patnaik said it should be a modern, empowered, progressive New Odisha.While launching the Vision Odisha here, Patnaik said through sheer team work, commitment and pro-people policies, his government has come a long way in the last 17 years to look into the eye of the storm.He claimed the state government has been able to set global benchmarks in disaster management and the country has acknowledged what it has achieved in certain sectors like poverty reduction, reduction of IMR & MMR, ease of doing business, providing rural housing and road connectivity to increasing farmers? incomes and agricultural production and womens empowerment.Patnaik said: “I fully understand that we need to do much more and put Odisha in a place where other states will look up to us.” He said the recognition of Best Administrator in the country is a reflection of the relentless hard work and dedication of Team Odisha.”Its not a mean achievement for a state which suffers from several natural disasters year after year with not much support from successive Central Governments. In spite of this thanks to the resilience of the people of Odisha, we have overcome many odds and reached here,” the Chief Minister added.advertisementRecalling his earlier days in the office, Patnaik said when he took charge in 2000, Odisha was in a state of despair – a state in hopelessly tough situation with endemic poverty, finances in shambles and infrastructure in a pathetic condition, almost at the bottom in most of the socioeconomic indicators.”All of you have worked for the betterment of the state. Without your hard work and commitment we couldnt have walked thus far,” Patnaik said to the members of the bureaucracy in the state.Noting that huge challenges remain before the government, the chief minister said his government stands for people centric governance where the outcome is always measured in terms of empowerment of the citizens.”Our focus on the 3Ts- team work, transparency and technology is well tested to bring about transformation. All of you must provide adequate leadership to your team where each member will work without fear, deliver the schemes and programmes without favour,” he said referring to officers.”Let Team Odisha show to the world the way to transform governance for public good. Let Team Odisha resolve to make the state the best state to live in,” he said.Let Team Odisha create a new brand of development ensuring zero casualty in the face of a super cyclone, build one million houses in two years, better the national average in IMR, move a record 8 million people out of poverty, be the only state to double agricultural income and play a vital role in National Food Security, Patnaik said.Settle the maximum land rights to tribals under the Forest Rights Act, lead the country by having the number one smart city, have half a million tribal students in residential schools, take up the challenge of hosting a global sporting event in 90 days and set benchmarks in that too, he exhorted.The Chief Minister was optimistic that the Team Odisha can deliver. PTI AAM RG PSlast_img read more

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Sushil in action as Pro Wrestling League begins tomorrow

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 8 (PTI) Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will be in action when the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) season 3 begins with a clash between Delhi Sultans and Mumbai Maharathi at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here tomorrow.The 34-year-old Indian, who clinched the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze at the Beijing Games, will look to make a positive start to their campaign after ending the last season at the fifth spot.Sushil made a successful return to international wrestling after a hiatus, winning the gold medal in 74kg at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship last month and he would look to continue his good run.Sushil will have good support in 26-year-old Alvaro Aslan, who won four medals, including a three golds, in the six international events that he participated last year.Rio Olympic bronze medallist Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan will be another important cog in Delhis wheel after his gold medal winning feat at the Paris World championship last year in 61kg.Sangeeta Phogat, the youngest among the Phogat sister, too looks in good touch after her silver medal at the National championship last year.The Mumbai side, which finished in the third spot in the second season, also boosts of some powerful wrestlers in Rio Olympic gold medallist Soslan Ramonov of Russia and Ukraines Andrei Yatsenco, who won a bronze in 57kg at the Paris World Championship.Indias very own Sakshi Malik, who had clinched a bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016, will also be in action for the Mumbai side.advertisementTeams:Delhi Sultans: Sandeep Tomar (57 kg), Haji Aliyev (65kg), Sushil Kumar (74 kg), Alvaro Aslan (92 kg), Hitendra (125kg), Maroi Mizen (50kg) Sangeeta Phogat (57kg), Monia (62kg), Samar amer Humza (76kg).Mumbai Maharathi: Andrei Yatsenco (57 kg), Soslan Ramonov (65kg), Virdev Gulia, (74 kg) Satyavrat Kadian (92 kg), Satyendra (125 kg), Simi (59 kg), Sakshi Malik (62 kg), Vascon Cynthia (76kg). PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

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MERCY MEDICAL PATIENT RECEIVES WORLD’S SMALLEST PACEMAKER

first_imgMercy Medical Center of Sioux City has become one of the first Iowa hospitals to treat a patient with the world’s smallest pacemaker.Doctor Roque Arteaga of CardioVascular Associates implanted the bullet like device into the 79-year-old male patient through a catheter.He says this type of pacemaker does not have a wire lead to attach to the patient’s chest, so the surgery is less intrusive:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MINIPACE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….patient requires. ;23The Medtronic Micra TPS device is comparable in size to a large vitamin.Dr. Arteaga says the actual implant procedure takes less than an hour and the pacemaker, despite its size, is self-powered:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MINIPACE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………9 to 13 years. :13The patient can usually go home from the hospital the same day after four to six hours of recovery time.The pacemaker is used to treat Bradycardia, a condition characterized by a slow or irregular heart rhythm that causes dizziness, fatigue and fainting spells.last_img read more

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The 20 Most Important People to the 2015 Season (No. 9)

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Kyle and I will be sorting through the 20 most important people leading up to the 2015 season every day until the Central Michigan game which, as you know, is just 9 (!) days away.Porter: Mine is Chris Carson. I think Rennie Childs is plenty important (and I explained why here) but Carson is the dude this year, and I think everyone knows it. OSU will need them both to contend for a Big 12 title, but I think it will be proven this season that Carson is the far superior talent.“Chris is pretty much what we expected in regards to being a mature athlete who is big, strong and does really nice things,” said running backs coach Marcus Arroyo recently. “I’m excited about the way he has taken on the role with the one’s.”AdChoices广告We all are, Marcus. We all are.Boone: James Washington is on my list here. Washington has a knack for catching anything in his area code, and that’s an excellent quality for a team still breaking in QB1. Rudolph and Washington clearly operate on the same wavelength, and I think the Washington and Rudolph tandem will quickly develop into one of the most lethal WR-QB duos in the Big 12. Not only will Washington be a main contributor as a wide receiver, but Robert Allen also thinks he may be spending time on kick returns. Regardless of where he is used, Washington is going to be one of the biggest contributors on the offensive side of the ball this season.No. 10 (Porter: Taylor | Boone: Bean)No. 11 (Porter: Maile | Boone: Burton)No. 12 (Porter: Burton | Boone: Simmons)No. 13 (Porter: Walsh | Boone: Seaton)No. 14 (Porter: Peterson | Boone: Crabtree)No. 15 (Porter: Washington | Boone: Jacobs)No. 16 (Porter: Sterns | Boone: Salako)No. 17 (Porter: Childs | Boone: Sterns)No. 18 (Porter: Sheperd | Boone: Maile)No. 19 (Porter: McEndoo | Boone: Walsh)No. 20 (Porter: Jacobs | Boone: Lampkin)last_img read more

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Bosz: Pulisic ‘has to win’ Golden Boy award

first_imgBorussia Dortmund From Wonder Boy to Golden Boy – Bosz tips Pulisic for award Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 2 years ago 01:43 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The American international is up for the award for the best young player in Europe and his Dortmund manager thinks he should be the winner A few weeks ago Alexi Lalas mockingly dubbed Christian Pulisic “Wonder Boy.” But if Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz had his way, the teenager would instead be the next “Golden Boy.”The U.S. international has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into the Dortmund first team in the second half of the 2015-16 campaign.Dortmund Evens to score first v Real Madrid Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 The teenager was a frequent starter under previous manager Thomas Tuchel, but has only seen his role grow under Bosz, having started four of Dortmund’s five Bundesliga matches, along with their lone DFB Pokal and Champions League contests this season.His performances have earned Pulisic a spot on the 25-man shortlist for Tuttosport’s Golden Boy award, which is given to European club football’s most impressive youngster under 21.And though Pulisic is not considered a favorite for the award, Bosz thinks he should win it over the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Pulisic’s former teammate Ousmane Dembele.”He has to win the title,” Bosz said at a media conference ahead of Dortmund’s match against Borussia Monchengladbach.Bosz added he believes the talented American has all the tools, mental and physical, to have a great career in the game.”He’s a very good player. Christian has been a great talent for years,” Bosz said.”He shows me every week — he’s very fast, technically strong and he has great mentality, which is important.”He wants to get better and better, and he has a very great future.”Pulisic, who turned 19 on Monday, has rewarded Bosz’s faith this season with three goals and an assist in all competitions, while bagging the club’s 3,000th Bundesliga goal in Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Hamburg.last_img read more

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Patients seek to sue Quebec over alleged mistreatment in longterm care facilities

first_imgMONTREAL – Allegations of patients being forced to unnecessarily wear diapers, a lack of air conditioning and not being offered basic items such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste, form part of a class-action lawsuit against Quebec long-term care facilities.A patients’ rights group, the Conseil pour la protection des Malades, held a news conference Tuesday to announce that it is seeking authorization to file the lawsuit that targets 22 provincially administered facilities.It alleges that cuts to the Quebec health network since 2015 have led to a deterioration in the level of care and service provided to patients in the facilities.Court documents allege that a number of long-term centres oblige residents to pay for medication and laundry services that should be included in the residents’ fees.The documents also allege that a number of residents and family members have to pay staff under the table to get residents’ diapers changed.Lead plaintiff Daniel Pilote, a resident at a long-term centre in nearby Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., said he’s been the victim of mistreatment and wants to use the courts to improve conditions and obtain justice for himself and others.“I find it inconceivable that I’ve been mistreated for the past two years,” he told reporters.Pilote, 56, who is paralyzed from the neck down, has been living in the facility since 2014 after being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.Conseil spokesman Paul Brunet said that in a majority of the facilities, administration offices are air-conditioned, but that’s not the case for the patients’ rooms.“What I’ve heard is that people who have the means to pay $250 or $300 for three months will be supplied air conditioning and those who can’t end up in a cafeteria or a place where there’s air conditioning,” he said.“You should not have to be suffocate in a 34-degree room in a long-term facility.”The advocacy group said it believes that thousands of the 37,000 people residing in the facilities have suffered undignified conditions, including being forced to defecate in their diapers.Brunet added that the patients’ basic constitutional rights to security and dignity have also been violated.Lawyer Philippe Larochelle said in the court documents that the amounts being sought for each person vary from $250 to $750 for every month they have been in residence.But Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Tuesday that the majority of long-term facilities provide quality services.“We are continually working to make improvements,” he told reporters. “But if there are unacceptable actions that are being carried out, we should all condemn them.”Couillard noted that $6 billion has been invested in public health since 2014 and a large part of that was for home-care and long-term care.He said he wouldn’t comment further because the matter is before the courts.last_img read more

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169 FIRs and DD entries filed till date

first_imgNEW DELHI: A total of 169 FIRs/DD entries have been lodged by the Delhi poll authorities under violation of model code of conduct till date. Out of which, 20 is against AAP (12 FIRs and 8 DD entry), 22 against BJP (12 FIRs and 10 DD entry), eight against Congress (3 FIRs and 5 DD entry), one FIR against BSP and one against SP (1 DD entry), two against CPI (M) (I FIR and 01 DD entry) and 114 (110 FIRs and 4 DD Entry) are against under the head of others/non-political. Similarly, till Friday, around 3.16 lakh hoardings/banners/posters have been removed in all over Delhi out of which 30,533 are removed from New Delhi Municipal Council, 43,075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 2,411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 1.34 lakh from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 1.06 lakh from North Delhi Municipal Corporation.last_img read more

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The Latest: Trump to raise money for GOP in 2 Texas cities

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Texas on Wednesday (all times local):10:40 a.m.President Donald Trump is heading to Texas to raise re-election money in two areas that backed his Democratic opponent in 2016.Trump is to stroke donors at separate events Wednesday in San Antonio and Houston.Republican Party Chair Ronna McDaniel said the pair of fundraisers would bring in at least $6 million to be shared by Trump’s re-election effort and the Republican National Committee.In between fundraisers, Trump planned to sign a pair of energy-related executive orders.__12:37 a.m.President Donald Trump will announce an executive order during a trip to Texas on Wednesday that could make it harder for states to scuttle pipelines and other energy projects based on concerns about their impact on water quality.Trump has made it a priority to expand energy development, in part by rolling back government regulations.Pointing to Washington state and New York, Republican lawmakers have complained about states using the permitting process to stop energy projects.Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new guidance that states will have to follow to comply with the Clean Water Act.A second executive order will streamline the process for infrastructure projects that cross international borders. The move follows Trump’s decision to issue a new permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.The Associated Press read more

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UK hails peaceful polls

Britain has hailed the largely peaceful conduct of the provincial council elections saying the high turnout across all three provinces demonstrates the desire of the Sri Lankan people to engage in this democratic process which ensures all provinces now have a council for the first time since the end of the military conflict.Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said that the polls have been described as largely peaceful by Commonwealth and domestic observer missions, with high turnout across all three provinces. “The lasting reconciliation all Sri Lankans deserve cannot be delivered by these polls alone, but the elections remain an important step in recognising the rights and aspirations of all citizens,” Burt said. He called on the Sri Lankan government and parties who won provincial seats to work together to contribute meaningfully to effective and inclusive regional governance in Sri Lanka. He also welcomed the access given to international observers and the overall conduct of polling day but noted with concern the “credible reports” of the misuse of state resources for campaigning, incidents of intimidation, and violence in the run-up to elections.“I call on the authorities to investigate these serious allegations and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Meet the candidates for Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas

Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas is a newly-formed riding for the 2018 provincial election. But some of the candidates vying to represent the area are familiar faces.Ted McMeekin believes the Liberals are regaining support since Kathleen Wynne’s debate performance.“You know, the good lord made the world round so none of us could look too far ahead down the road.”The 70 year-old says he feels like he retired 14 years ago and does his MPP work for fun. From what people tell him, he expects to keep his seat.“They say ‘I really like you Ted and I’m going to support you, in spite of how I’m feeling about the general scene.’ ”McMeekin says people want to stop Doug Ford, but PC Candidate Ben Levitt says what he hears at the door is fear of the NDP.“If you don’t like what the Liberals have done you’re going to be really scared of what the NDP has in store for you.”The 26 year-old was nominated twice for the Tories after the first battle was tainted by allegations of vote tampering and is still under investigation by police.He says the PC message is resonating.“The middle class tax is going to be cut by 20 per cent, we’re going to cut the gas tax by 10 per cent, we’re going to put money back in people’s pockets, it really excites people.”He says the PC platform financing has been clear.“The Liberal government says there’s no more money to find, I tell that to people at the doors and they laugh.We’re gonna get in there, find four cents on the dollar of efficiencies.”Peter Ormond is getting ready to give away a hundred pear trees at an annual event. This is is fourth time running for the Green Party.“The Trumpism, the Fordism, people are just saying screw it. We have to realize people have different views and that’s why proportional representation.”Candidate Sandy Shaw says from her perspective, Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas is ready for a hometown Andrea Horwath-led NDP government.“People are starting to realize what we know in Hamilton, that Andrea is a straight up hardworking woman who will be amazing as our next Premier and I’m hearing that here, that they know Andrea.”The NDP have said they would not form a coalition government with the Liberals but Ted McMeekin says his intuition tells him that’s what will happen on June 7; minority government, with a possible agreement between those parties. read more

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Trudeau promotes spending to help economy as experts warn of weak outlook

Trudeau promotes spending to help economy as experts warn of weak outlook Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to media about his first 100 days in office and announces the expansion of the Canada Summer Jobs Program at the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club in Toronto on Friday, February 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 12, 2016 11:53 am MDT Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is talking up the need for more federal spending to help the economy —even as the experts warn his government of an ever-gloomier outlook.Speaking in Toronto to mark his 100th day in office, Trudeau said it’s more important than ever for the Liberal government to spend on growth-generating projects, such as the party’s promised infrastructure plan.The prime minister made the comments shortly after a group of private-sector economists shared their latest economic forecasts with Finance Minister Bill Morneau at a meeting just across town.For decades, federal finance ministers have used an average of private-sector economic forecasts as the foundation of their fiscal plans.The projections can have significant impacts on just how much wiggle room is available for governments to spend.That fiscal flexibility is poised to be considerably tighter than it was in the fall, the last time the group was convened.For example, Conference Board of Canada chief economist Glen Hodgson said he gave Morneau a 2016 growth forecast Friday of just 1.7 per cent — one of the most optimistic predictions in the room.But Trudeau said a struggling economy provides an even stronger argument in favour of the Liberal government’s job-creation plan: running deficits in the coming years in order to spend billions on stimulus like infrastructure projects.Many experts, including Hodgson, say infrastructure investment is one of the best ways to stimulate an economy.Trudeau also highlighted the other Liberal measures he said will help the economy, such as boosting child-benefit payments and providing some income-tax relief for middle earners while hiking rates for top earners.He said Canadians voted for the Liberal plan instead of the platforms presented by the Conservatives and New Democrats, both of which argued it was more important to balance the budget at all costs.“We said, ‘No, we need to invest at all costs,’” Trudeau said.In a recent interview published by Montreal’s La Presse newspaper, Trudeau said his government would not fulfil its promise to keep the 2016-17 deficit under $10 billion. He did not indicate how high the shortfall could go.In that same interview, Trudeau also shied away from an earlier vow to balance the federal books before the end of his government’s four-year mandate, a pledge that was central to the Liberal election platform.Instead, the government has been emphasizing its other, more flexible “fiscal anchor,” which is to continue lowering Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio during its mandate.While Trudeau has acknowledged government finances were even tighter than they were a couple of months ago, he has not indicated what will become of the Liberals’ many non-economic spending vows.Morneau is facing fiscal pressure as he prepares his first budget, expected late next month. His department last consulted private-sector economists ahead of the November fiscal update.At the time, the average 2016 projections for Canada’s real GDP was two per cent and US$54 per barrel of oil, which has a big impact on Ottawa’s bottom line.On Friday, Hodgson said he told Morneau that the Conference Board’s growth projection for real GDP was 1.7 per cent for 2016, while it predicted oil to average about US$38.“The economy is in not as good a shape as when the Liberals got elected,” said Hodgson, who also noted that uncertain global economic conditions have created a “very turbulent environment” for budget planning.Ted Mallett, chief economist for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said he provided Morneau with a 2016 prediction of 1.5 per cent growth for real GDP. In the fall, he said the lobby group projected 2.1 per cent.Mallett said his fall forecast for oil predicted an average of US$48 in 2016. That number was dropped to US$33 for Friday’s meeting with Morneau.“And that’s still well above where we are today,” he said, referring to prices that fell below US$30 in recent days.“I think everybody (at the meeting) realized the kinds of challenges that the minister is facing… Nobody was underestimating the kinds of issues that one would have to deal with in his shoes.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

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UN food aid agency condemns ISILs manipulation of desperately needed food in

The Programme says it is trying to verify the authenticity of the photographs, where they were taken and the circumstances surrounding this incident. “WFP condemns this manipulation of desperately needed food aid inside Syria,” Muhannad Hadi, WFP’s Emergency Regional Coordinator for Syria, said in a statement this week. “We urge all parties to the conflict to respect humanitarian principles and allow humanitarian workers including our partners to deliver food to the most vulnerable and hungry families,” he added. The photos seem to have been taken in Dayr Hafr, in eastern rural Aleppo governorate about 50 kilometres from Aleppo city. The Programme last reached Dayr Hafr on 5 August, 2014, through a cross-line convoy that delivered 1,700 food rations, enough to feed 8,500 people for one month. Last September, ISIL raided WFP’s partner the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) warehouses there where undistributed WFP food rations may have been stored. The WFP warns that all areas controlled by ISIL are security hot spots, which severely limits the ability to monitor food distributions.The Programme has operated in Syria since the start of the crisis without interruptions, delivering assistance to more than 4 million people every month – in addition to over 1.8 million refugees in the neighbouring countries. read more

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Jerry Jones Cooper even helping surging Cowboys on defence

ARLINGTON, Texas — Amari Cooper’s 90-yard touchdown catch was soon followed by DeMarcus Lawrence’s first career interception in a Dallas win over Washington that pulled the Cowboys even with the Redskins atop the NFC East.Call Jerry Jones crazy, but the Cowboys owner and general manager believes those two big plays are connected. And he’s suggested as much several times in the month since he traded his next first-round pick in the draft to Oakland for a new No. 1 receiver.“It’s got this entire bunch involved,” Jones said of Cooper’s impact during a three-game winning streak that put the Cowboys back in contention. “It had to do something, especially defensively. My whole point is there’s no question he’s added a spark.”The Cowboys (6-5) are showing confidence and swagger reminiscent of two years ago, when quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott were rookie sensations leading a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. They’ll need it when New Orleans visits with a 10-win run Thursday.The Saints (10-1) will be trying to match exactly what Dallas did when Prescott was the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Elliott the league rushing champion: win 11 in a row after losing the opener. The Cowboys finished with an NFC-best 13 wins two years ago.“They say if you want to be a good team, you have to really start rolling in November,” said Cooper, who had a Dallas Thanksgiving record with 180 yards receiving with a 40-yard touchdown as well in a 31-23 win over the Redskins . “We’ve been standing tall with our backs against the wall. Hopefully we can keep this up.”There’s another connection to 2016 for the Cowboys. They intercepted Colt McCoy three times in the long-time Washington backup’s return to Texas coming off Alex Smith’s season-ending leg injury. Dallas’ last three-pick game was in the 12th win of that year, 26-20 over Tampa Bay.Anthony Brown had the first interception by a Cowboys cornerback this year in the first quarter; a deflection and catch by defensive end Lawrence set up Prescott’s scrambling 5-yard touchdown run for a 31-13 lead early in the fourth quarter; and safety Xavier Woods had his second of the season to all but seal the outcome.While the defence helped keep the Cowboys around .500 as the offence struggled through the first half of the season, takeaways were an issue with six through the first seven games. But Dallas has seven during a four-game run of forcing at least one turnover and was plus-3 against the Redskins after being minus-2 in a 20-17 loss in Washington, the last time the Cowboys didn’t have a takeaway.“It’s not a designed play to get takeaways,” said cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, who dropped a potential interception in the end zone and had the deflection that led to Woods’ pick . “It kind of just happens. Things happen like that when you’re in position to make plays.”And now the Cowboys are in position for the playoffs, with the daunting task of trying to keep their run going while slowing the roll of Drew Brees and the Saints.“The way we are going and the way we are progressing, especially over the last three games,” Prescott said, “we’re taking care of the ball, the defence is getting us many possessions even when we are punting it. So we are all just playing together.”NOTES: Jones said he expected LT Tyron Smith to play against the Saints after the five-time Pro Bowler was active but didn’t play against the Redskins. Smith said he sustained a stinger in a win at Atlanta four days earlier. … Elliott finished with 121 yards rushing and overtook Todd Gurley for the NFL lead with 1,074 yards. Gurley, who is in his open week with the LA Rams, had 1,043 yards.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLSchuyler Dixon, The Associated Press read more

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Trojan Horse school governors son was killed fighting with Isil

first_imgThey just ruined him. They lured him into something he knew little about. He didn’t have any understanding or comprehension about what he was walking intoNicola Benyahia Rasheed Mrs Benyahia, 46, a British convert to Islam, has recently set up a support group to reverse the process of radicalisation, working with experts to identify “triggers” in vulnerable young people.But she believes that the Trojan Horse affair could have been used as one of the triggers to the radicalisation of her son, Rasheed.The teenager, an enthusiast for the acrobatic craze free-running, disappeared in May last year and travelled to the so-called Islamic State where he was killed six months later in a Coalition drone strike.In an extensive interview with the BBC she offers a rare glimpse into the experiences of families of those who have travelled to join Jihadist networks, Mrs Benyahia describes how the teenager gradually changed during the course of 2014. Park View School, the academy at the centre of the ‘Trojan Horse’ claimsCredit:PA Park View But around New Year 2015, Rasheed, who had been doing an apprenticeship in electrical engineering, presented her with a diamond necklace, for which he had saved up, with a note reading: “Mama – no matter how much gold and how many precious stones are used, it’s never enough to show how precious you are to me.”She now believes this marks the point at which he had made up his mind to travel to Syria.“I think that was his goodbye present to me,” she said.“At that point he had made the decision to go – and that was his way of saying so.“I think that was how he was saying goodbye to me.“That calm, I now know, is one of the tactics that the recruiters deploy.“They tell their recruits to avoid tension, to be placid, to not bring attention to himself and just go along with what his parents wanted.“He was over decision time and into preparation mode.” A former governor of a group of schools at the centre of the so-called “Trojan Horse” affair has spoken of how her 19-year-old son was radicalised by Islamic extremists and eventually died fighting with Isil in Syria.Nicola Benyahia was among a group of board members from the Park View Educational Trust in Birmingham who stood down in July 2014 at the height of the uproar into allegations that hard-line Muslim groups had attempted to infiltrate schools in the city.An official review by the former Scotland Yard counter-terrorism chief Peter Clarke concluded there was “disturbing” evidence of attempts to take control of schools to spread an ultra-conservative brand of Islam, leaving children “vulnerable” to radicalisation. She said that despite concerns about what was happening she had hoped to stick it out as a governor because she wanted a progressive Muslim female voice to be heard on the board.But she fears the case might have been used by extremists to turn him against Britain.“I could see a great man that he was going to become and it was just taken away in the last year of his life,” she said.“They just ruined him.“They lured him into something he knew little about.“He didn’t have any understanding or comprehension about what he was walking into.“His softer nature and that vulnerability in him was manipulated [by saying] ‘Oh this is the Caliphate, this is what you must do, if you don’t do this, if you don’t do this journey then you’re not a believer, you’re not a Muslim, you’re not a good Muslim’.“That would have got to him more than anything.”  She recounted how he became increasingly preoccupied and angry about events in the Muslim world, especially Syria, during the course of 2014 and was particularly animated by news of the establishment of a so-called Islamic State. Nicola Rasheed Benyahia in SyriaCredit:News Scan Mrs Benyahia, a care manager and counsellor, details how, with hindsight, changes in her son’s mood and outlook chart a process similar to grooming by a group of people she believes he met after joining late night Islamic study circles in the city.She singles out two elements in their family life at the time which she believes may have made him more vulnerable to extremists: a rocky patch in his parents’ marriage and her own experience in being caught up in the Trojan Horse affair. Nicola Benyahia (right) and her son on holidayCredit:News Scan 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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Buckfast makers hit out at copycat Easter eggs as they warn children

first_imgThe makers of Buckfast have hit out at an Easter egg sold with a bottle of the tonic wine in the box as they warn children may drink the alcohol.The firm behind the controversial drink are taking action to have the chocolate treats removed from shelves.  The Buckfast chocolate eggs, which come with a miniature bottle of the tonic wine and a lighter, are being sold by Northern Irish company d-Bees Offsales.They report 2000 orders coming in from all over the UK, America and Australia. However, J Chandler & Co, who bottle and distribute the wine which is made by Benedictine monks in Devon, have distanced themselves from the product.They said they were concerned the chocolate treats could attract children and called on consumers to boycott them.Stewart Wilson, sales manager of J Chandler & Co, who bottle and distribute the wine, said: “The Easter eggs that are currently being advertised for sale in Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the UK have not been authorised or instigated by our company.”We strongly advise the public not to purchase them. “As an alcoholic drinks manufacturer we take our responsibilities very seriously.”Our products are for adults and we do not engage in any activity that promotes our products, either directly or indirectly, to children and young people.”We do not manufacture or advertise any confectionery items.”Customers are advised not to purchase these Easter eggs and we are taking the necessary action to have the products removed to ensure the protection of the public.” d-Bees, who are based in Lurgan, County Armargh, has attracted interest in the past after creating a Christmas Buckfast hamper and a Valentine’s collection of the drink.But it appears to be the Easter package, which costs £9.99, which has drawn the most support from the beverage’s loyal following.Derek Brennan, who owns the shop, said: “The website crashed due to interest. We currently have 2,000 orders.”Last year Fife-based firm Chillilicious, who run Scotland’s only chilli farm, sold Buckfast Easter eggs and sold out within a few days.The Church of Scotland criticised SNP MP Roger Mullin, who endorsed the eggs on social media. Buckfast has been repeatedly blamed for fuelling drunken violence and anti-social behaviour in Scotland.The drink has an alcohol content of 15% and the caffeine equivalent of about four coffees per 75cl bottle.In 2015, the Scottish Prison Service found 43.4% of inmates had consumed Buckfast before their last offence despite it accounting for less than 1% of total alcohol sales nationally.But J Chandler insist most customers drink it responsibly and have accused politicians and police of unfairly singling them out.d-Bees have not responded to requests for comment. 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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Police destroy 4acre ganja farm at Ituni backdam

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice destroys ganja farm, discover abandoned bikesSeptember 26, 2018In “Crime”8000 cannabis plants destroyed at Ituni June 21, 2019In “Crime”Marijuana farm at Ituni destroyedJune 20, 2019In “Crime” An intelligence-led operation conducted by ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Wednesday at Ten Miles Backdam, Ituni, Upper Demerara River, has resulted in the destruction of a four-acre cannabis cultivation which had in excess of five thousand plants measuring from four inches to four feet.There were also several nurseries with an estimated four thousand seedlings; a large quantity of dried cannabis and three make-shift camps. The Police said no arrests have been effected. read more

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