This one’s memorable, historic – Clarke

first_imgLast year Calabar High matched their best ever winning streak at the annual Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships, when they won their fourth successive crown. On Saturday, the Red Hills Road-based school lifted the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for the fifth time on the bounce, when they beat away the challenge of perennial rivals Kingston College (KC) to gain their 26th hold. For head coach, Clarke, last year was his first time winning four straight and after extending it to five-in-a-row on Saturday, the tactician described the victory as ‘memorable’ and says plans are in place for the school to go on and claim a sixth straight championship. “This is a memorable one, very historic. The school in its history has never done five straight before. KC is a talented team, very well coached, but today (Saturday) was our day. But that’s championships for you,” Clarke commented amid the team’s celebrations on the running track. “But it’s not so much for me, it’s for the school. They have never gone five straight, so that’s historic. For me it’s also quite an achievement and I am quite pleased by the success. “We are always planning ahead, like three years ahead so it’s quite a possibility,” he said about winning next year. 15 TITLES Clarke has won a combined 15 Boys’ Champs titles with three different schools. He won his first championship with St Jago in 1988; then moved to Jamaica College where he won seven titles. He won his first double in 1991-92 with the Old Hope Road-based school and his first triple with the ‘Dark Blues’ from 1998-2000. He joined his alma mater, Calabar, in 2003 and saw them to back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. Last year he claimed his first four-peat and now he has won five straight titles for the first time. “I am humbled by the success and I give God thanks for it as well,” he told The Gleaner. Calabar finished with 287.50 points, well clear of KC, 250, and JC, 227.50.last_img read more

‘Spurs want me’, says Champions League star

first_img1 Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour has revealed Tottenham are chasing his services.The 25-year-old was part of the Monaco side which shocked Arsenal on Wednesday night, winning 3-1 at the Emirates in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.Abdennour’s performances in Ligue 1 this season have not gone unnoticed, with Tottenham and other clubs scouting the Tunisia international.And the defender has now revealed that he is aware of interest from Spurs, but he is focused on succeeding with Monaco at the moment.“Yes, I am aware of [the interest from Tottenham]. But I am at Monaco and I am concentrating on my club,” Abdennour told Le Parisien.“Things will happen naturally. I am not going to put any pressure on myself because I am very happy at Monaco.” Aymen Abdennour celebrates with Monaco last_img read more

Bell Media Supports 14 Canadian Films Announced for the 2016 Toronto International

first_img Twitter Facebook Advertisement Bell Media is pleased to announce that 14 films backed by its pay television network The Movie Network, production funds The Harold Greenberg Fund and Fonds Harold Greenberg, and BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), have been confirmed as official selections for the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival®, running from September 8 to 18, 2016. The Canadian feature films announced by TIFF and supported by Bell Media include April Mullen’s Below Her Mouth, Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams, Dilip Mehta’s Mostly Sunny, along with four short films, including Jay Cheel’s Twisted. The films join previously announced Bell Media-supported titles, Maudie Aisling Walsh’s Maudie and Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and A Bear.“Bell Media congratulates the filmmakers behind the 14 titles announced today,” said Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.  “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to Canadian film by fostering and showcasing our incredible homegrown talent.”Below is the full list of feature films and shorts selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival that have been supported by Bell Media through story optioning, script development, pre-licensing, funding, and/or equity investment: Advertisement 5 Films About Technology (short) – Peter HuangFunded by BravoFACTBelow Her Mouth – April MullenPre-buy by The Movie NetworkBoundaries – Chloé RobichaudScript Development, Polishing, and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold GreenbergIt’s Only the End of the World – Xavier DolanEquity investment and script development by Fonds Harold GreenbergMaudie – Maudie Aisling WalshPre-buy by The Movie NetworkScript Development and Equity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg FundMean Dreams – Nathan MorlandoPre-buy by The Movie NetworkMostly Sunny – Dilip MehtaPre-buy by The Movie NetworkNelly – Anne ÉmondStory Optioning and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold GreenbergThe Road to Webequie (short) – Ryan Noth and Tess GirardFunded by BravoFACTThe Smoke – Rebecca AddelmanShorts-to-Features Program by The Harold Greenberg FundTwo Lovers and A Bear – Kim NguyenPre-buy by The Movie NetworkEquity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg FundShahzad (short) – Haya WaseemFunded by BravoFACTUnless – Alan GilsenanPre-buy by The Movie NetworkTwisted (short) – Jay CheelFunded by BravoFACTThe full line-up of Canadian films was announced by the Toronto International Film Festival earlier today. For further information on these and other Festival films, please visit www.tiff.net.About Bell MediaWith passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

LeBron To Be Named NBA MVP For Third Time

LBJ: Three times the MVP.It was when LeBron James was a kid that he developed the mindset of team.”I was always taught it’s team first,” James told the AP on Friday. ”My first time playing basketball, we went undefeated and won a championship and Frank Walker Sr. gave everyone on the team a MVP trophy. Right then and there, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to see my teammates reap the benefits as well.”He has maintained that disposition, but his individual talent has been overwhelming, so much that he will for the third time be named the NBA’s most valuable player, putting him in rarefied air.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won the MVP six times, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell five times each and Wilt Chamberlain four times. They are the only players with more than James. Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone also have been so honored three times.James likely will receive the trophy in Miami Sunday before Game 1 of the Miami Heat’s second-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.James said last week that while another MVP award ”would be amazing and would be humbling,” it’s not what drives him. In his ninth year in the NBA, he is determined to win a championship.”I think he’s probably as committed as he’s ever been in his career,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said this week, asked to summarize James’ season. ”And he’s always been committed. … We all respond to his energy on the court.”James averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists – making him only the fourth player with those totals in at least two different seasons, according to STATS LLC, joining Oscar Robertson (five times), John Havlicek (twice) and Bird (twice). read more

FY17 Request to include Funding for Extra Troops in Europe

first_imgThe Defense Department will ask for funding to rotate 3,000 to 5,000 U.S. troops to Europe in its fiscal 2017 budget request, according to senior defense officials.The additional brigade’s worth of troops, which are expected to rotate in from the United States, will be dispatched to relieve some of the pressure from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which is on its third rotation there, reported Stars and Stripes.“They’ve been constantly deployed,” a defense official told the publication. “We are going to try to source that from units” based in the United States.The administration’s $3.4 billion request for the European Reassurance Initiative also would cover the cost of sending a brigade’s worth of tanks and artillery to storage sites throughout Europe. The Pentagon requested only $780 million for the initiative in FY 2016.The department already has moved tanks, trucks and artillery into Europe over the past year in response to Russia’s support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine, according to the story.The request for rotating additional troops in Europe represents a renewed focus by the United States on emerging security threats, a subject Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to address in a speech on Tuesday. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Mole rat dental structure similar to a shark

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Sharks are capable of continually growing new teeth. As the teeth age, they fall out and new ones move forward similar to that of a tooth conveyor belt. Humans, and most mammals, on the other hand are only given two sets of teeth and must make them last. However, researchers have found there are exceptions to this rule and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the silvery mole rat is one of the exceptions. It was first noted by Stuart Landry back in 1957 that these moles had more molars than the average rodent, but it was never investigated further. That is until Helder Gomes Rodrigues from the University of Lyon began this current study.For this study, Rodrigues looked at the skeletal remains of some 55 mole rats and discovered that the molars at the back of these rodent’s jaws seem to move forward. As they move forward, they erupt upward and are worn down through normal wear and tear. By the time a molar reaches the front molar row, they have been completely eroded and seem to be absorbed back into the jawbone.The only other mammals with this similar ability to make more teeth are three different manatee species and a pygmy-rock wallaby. However, the mole rat seems to be the only one that has the set-up where the teeth move forward and upward. The other mammals have molars that sprout up, move to the front and fall out, similar to human baby teeth.While it is believed that the manatee and wallaby have evolved to replace teeth due to the hard elements in their diet, the mole rat feeds on soft tubers and plants. Rodrigues believes that an explanation for this evolution to replacing molars in the mole rat may have something to do with digging rather than eating. While they primarily dig with their front incisors, they grind things with their molars and swallow abrasive dust. However this is still just a theory and the real reason behind this evolution of multiple molars still remains a mystery. Citation: Mole rat dental structure similar to a shark (2011, October 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-mole-rat-dental-similar-shark.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further More information: Continuous dental replacement in a hyper-chisel tooth digging rodent, PNAS, Published online before print October 10, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1109615108AbstractContrary to their reptilian ancestors, which had numerous dental generations, mammals are known to usually develop only two generations of teeth. However, a few mammal species have acquired the ability to continuously replace their dentition by the constant addition of supernumerary teeth moving secondarily toward the front of the jaw. The resulting treadmill-like replacement is thus horizontal, and differs completely from the vertical dental succession of other mammals and their extinct relatives. Despite the developmental implications and prospects regarding the origin of supernumerary teeth, this striking innovation remains poorly documented. Here we report another case of continuous dental replacement in an African rodent, Heliophobius argenteocinereus, which combines this dental system with the progressive eruption of high-crowned teeth. The escalator-like mechanism of Heliophobius constitutes an original adaptation to hyper-chisel tooth digging involving high dental wear. Comparisons between Heliophobius and the few mammals that convergently acquired continuous dental replacement reveal that shared inherited traits, including dental mesial drift, delayed eruption, and supernumerary molars, comprise essential prerequisites to setting up this dental mechanism. Interestingly, these dental traits are present to a lesser extent in humans but are absent in mouse, the usual biological model. Consequently, Heliophobius represents a suitable model to investigate the molecular processes leading to the development of supernumerary teeth in mammals, and the accurate description of these processes could be a significant advance for further applications in humans, such as the regeneration of dental tissues. X-ray synchrotron microtomographic 3D rendering of the upper dentition of a young specimen of Heliophobius. Image: PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1109615108 Mice teeth explain the troubles with human wisdom teeth This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Art exhibition for the visually impaired

first_imgThe initiative titled ‘Abhas’ has been executed by architecture and access consultant Siddhant Shah, who has reproduced the artworks in the form of embossed abstracts to allow blind people to touch and feel them.“Through such initiatives we aim to overcome the physical and mental barriers for individuals and make art inclusive for all.“For visually impaired people, art ends up in making chairs by weaving. So painting or others forms of art are still new for them. The idea is to create abstracts of the original artworks by using similar materials,” he says. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShah has recreated nine out of 12 paintings exhibited at the show titled, “Group 1890- India’s indigenous modernism” by using sand and bee wax among several others products.“By touching these tactile replicas which have the same texture and surface as the originals will help them understand what the painting is about and what materials the artist has used in his painting,” he says.The exhibition features artworks of artists like J Swaminathan, Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Himmat Shah, Jeram Patel, Ambadas and Jyoti Bhatt among others from the ‘Group 1890’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive“We want to ensure that an understanding and appreciation of art becomes part of the mainstream lexicon and make it accessible to everybody at a level they can appreciate, and we hope the learning from these will become part of the everyday space for Indian viewers.“We hope this sensitisation will help the majority understand the importance and relevance of art education and assimilation for the marginalised, who have as much of a stake in art and culture as we do,” says Kishore Singh, President, DAG Modern. To replicate Bhatt’s ‘Face Profile’, that showcases a human face featuring text in Tibetan, Shah has used a moulded motif of a peacock feather which can be felt with hands.An ‘Untitled’ artwork by Eric Bowen has been reproduced by using Plaster of Paris.Shah has also designed a book in braille which provides information about the exhibition and the artists whose works have been exhibited. The show will continue till December.last_img read more

The Steelers Enabled Antonio Brown to Get to This Point

first_imgGuests:Albert Breer, Stephen Jackson, Chris Haynes, and Jason McIntyre The Steelers enabled Antonio Brown to get to this pointOnce upon a time, Antonio Brown was a humble late round draft pick trying to crack the Steelers’ roster, but that was a long time ago. At some point along the way, Brown became the best wide receiver in the league and developed an attitude to match.Colin thinks that Brown only developed his current ‘Mr. Big chest’ persona thanks to Mike Tomlin’s lax culture that enabled him to become the massive headache that he’s become. Some may disagree, but Brown would have never been enabled with the Patriots. There’s no doubt about that.Also:– LeBron is distracted by the “L.A. thing”– Colin’s NBA Playoff Predictions– Anthony Davis doesn’t solve the Lakers’ roster problemslast_img read more