Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kalalei has been provisionally suspended from all competition. The 23-year-old Kalalei won the Athens Marathon in November.He is the second Kenyan doping case to be confirmed by the AIU in the last week after former Commonwealth Games 10,000-meter champion Lucy Wangui was suspended for a positive test for morphine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Another athlete, sprinter Boniface Mweresa, was dropped from the Kenyan team for the recent African championships in Nigeria for allegedly failing a doping test, although Kenyan authorities haven’t released details of that case.Kalalei’s suspension is yet another blow to the reputation of Kenya. The world’s leading distance-running country has seen doping cases involving its athletes mount since the 2012 London Olympics. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ One of Kenya’s top athletes, three-time 1,500-meter world champion Asbel Kiprop, was suspended for a positive test for EPO in February. Kiprop’s case has been referred to a disciplinary tribunal and he faces a four-year ban.Ruth Jebet, the Kenya-born runner who now competes for Bahrain and is the reigning Olympic champion in the 3,000 steeplechase, was also suspended for EPO in February. Jebet is just 21.Other recent high-profile Kenyan doping cases include Olympic women’s marathon champion Jemima Sumgong, who has been banned until 2021 for using EPO. Sumgong faces a second case at the AIU for allegedly tampering with a doping sample.Another top marathon runner, Rita Jeptoo, was also banned for four years for EPO. Jeptoo was the leader of the marathon world series when she failed an out-of-competition test in Kenya in late 2014.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:53Pentagon suspends Saudi students’ flight training02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, Kenya’s Samuel Kalalei finishes in the first place at the 35th Athens Marathon at Panathenaikon stadium in Athens. Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalaei has tested positive for EPO, another athlete from the East African nation to be suspended for doping. Kalalei’s positive test was announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 by the Athletics Integrity Unit and he has been provisionally suspended from all competition. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalalei has tested positive for EPO, another athlete from the East African nation to be suspended for doping.Kalalei’s positive test was announced Tuesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees doping cases for the IAAF.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tiger Woods takes ice bath, prepares for final major of year Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments
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A goldsmith was reprimanded by Magistrate Annette Singh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday after he was charged for knowingly purchasing a stolen gold chain.Deonarine Nagoo of Alexander Village, Georgetown, denied that on April 5 at First Street, Alexander Village, he knowingly purchased a chain property of Komella Gibson, which he knew was feloniously obtained.According to the prosecution’s case, Nagoo accepted the chain valued $100,000 and paid the person who took it to him $38,000 for it.However, Nagoo told the court that he was unaware that the item was a stolen and indicated that he was ready and willing to return same to the Virtual Complainant (VC).The gold chain was shown to Gibson which she identified to be hers and it was then handed over to her.Magistrate Singh reprimanded Nagoo, explaining to him that he must have known that the chain was stolen being a goldsmith.She told him that he was just as guilty as the person who stole the chain and “encouraged these bad people to continue to do what they are doing.”The VC however, after receiving her chain, said she was not willing to pursue the matter. As such, the case was dismissed.
Jay Hill made the rounds today, announcing new federal funding for a couple of local projects. In Dawson Creek, The Prince George / Peace River MP said the federal government will contribute 376 thousand dollars to the Youth Outlook 360 and Resource Centre Society, which was previously known as the Parkhill Community school and resource centre. The organization will reportedly provide help to 40 at-risk youth, giving them employment skills and training. – Advertisement – Hill was then joined by Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom, to announce 2.3 million dollars for road paving in Taylor. The project will see a number of Taylor’s gravel roads upgraded to basic paved municipal standards, with asphalt surfaces and sidewalks. The governments of Canada and British Columbia will each invest almost 1.2 million in the project, with the District of Taylor to cover the rest.Advertisement And finally, Jay Hill announced nearly 175 thousand dollars from the federal and provincial governments to reinforce a section of Pouce Coupe’s sewage treatment lagoon.
Andy Roddick can clinch the best-of-5 semifinal when he opens today’s reverse singles against Thomas Johansson. That match is followed by James Blake vs. Joachim Johansson. The U.S.-Sweden winner will play Russia or Germany in the November final. Germany leads its series, 2-1. The Americans have won the most Davis Cup titles (31), but the last championship came in 1995. ETC.: Lindsay Davenport lost to Jelena Jankovic, 6-3, 7-5, in the semifinals of the China Open in Beijing, ending her bid for a second straight title after nearly a year off to have a child. The third-ranked Jankovic will play the final against Agnes Szavay, who cruised past Peng Shuai, 6-1, 6-2. Jankovic improved to 1-4 against Davenport, avenging her loss to the American at the Bali Open last week. … Top-seeded Tatiana Golovin and Katarina Srebotnik advanced to the final of the Slovenia Open in Portoroz. Golovin beat eighth-seeded Vera Dushevina 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the semifinals, and the fourth-seeded Srebotnik defeated Gisela Dulko 6-2, 6-3. … Fourth-seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko defeated second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, to gain the Sunfeast Open final in Calcutta, India. Beating Hantuchova for the first time in four tries, Kirilenko set up today’s title match against first-time finalist Mariya Koryttseva of Ukraine, a 7-6 (3), 6-3 winner over Anne Keothavong of Britain. … Roger Federer lost at doubles with Swiss teammate Yves Allegro, giving the Czech Republic a 2-1 lead in its Davis Cup playoff in Prague. The winner is in next year’s World Group. The loser drops to a regional zone. Basketball Forward Michael Ruffin signed with the Milwaukee Bucks after playing the last three seasons with the Washington Wizards. From news services The United States pulled within one victory of the Davis Cup final Saturday in Goteborg, Sweden. Twins Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Simon Aspelin and Jonas Bjorkman, 7-6 (11), 6-2, 6-3, giving the Americans a 2-1 lead over Sweden. “They’re the best doubles team in the world and showed it today,” said Sweden captain Mats Wilander, once ranked No.1. “They played fantastic tennis.” Ruffin, a 30-year-old free agent, is a seven-year veteran. ETC.: Dallas signed Devin Harris to the five-year agreement they reached earlier this month. The extension is worth about $42 million and locks up the speedy point guard through the 2012-13 season. College sports Ohio State gave men’s basketball coach Thad Matta a raise of almost $500,000, boosting his salary to just under $2.5 million a year, and added a year to his contract to extend it through the 2016 season. Track and field Asafa Powell ran the third fastest 100 meters of the year, and it came after two false starts by the competition. The Jamaican won in 9.83 seconds at the season-ending World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany despite a strong headwind, coming within 0.09 seconds of his world record. Without world champion Tyson Gay in the field, Powell stayed calm as false starts frazzled the opposition. Jaysuma Saidy Ndure of Norway was second behind Powell in 10.06. The U.S. shot putters staged a repeat of the world championships, with Reese Hoffa throwing 68 feet, 10 inches to beat teammate Adam Nelson. In the triple jump, American Walter Davis improved on his bronze in Osaka, winning with 56 feet, 11 inches, edging teammate Aarik Wilson. Marek Plawgo of Poland held on to defeat American world champion Kerron Clement for the win as both were timed in 48.35. James Carter of the U.S. finished .01 seconds back. Rugby South Africa survived a scare to become the first team to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals in Paris, and defending champion England stayed alive thanks to the return of Jonny Wilkinson. The Springboks had to call their top stars off the bench in Lens, France to subdue underdog Tonga, 30-25, for their third victory in a row in Group A. England beat Samoa, 44-22, in Nantes with Wilkinson kicking for 24 points and setting up three of the four tries. In Marseille, Argentina thrashed Namibia, 63-3, to become the favorite in Group D. Cycling Denis Menchov of Russia moved closer to his second Spanish Vuelta title in three years and Samuel Sanchez of Spain won the penultimate stage in Villalba. Menchov finished second, 12 seconds behind Sanchez, who completed the 15.5-mile time trial around Villalba in 22 minutes, 11 seconds to earn his second straight stage win. Horse racing Fairplex Park in Pomona is Martin Pedroza’s personal playground and everybody should know it by now. Just to prove the point, Pedroza won the $100,000 Pomona Derby, guiding 2-1 favorite Frank The Barber to a length over Big Bad Leroybrown on a sloppy track in 1:53.07. It was the fourth consecutive year Pedroza has won the Pomona Derby. He also won the race in 1994 and 1986. ETC.: Brass Hat held off favored Fairbanks by three-quarters of a length to win the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs in Boston. … Any Given Saturday continued on the road to the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a victory Saturday in the $154,200 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park. … Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Derby runner-up Hard Spun will meet again Saturday in the $350,000 Kentucky Cup at Turfway Park. Weightlifting Belarusian Andrei Rybakou eclipsed his own world record by lifting 412 pounds to win gold in the men’s 187-pound snatch at the World Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Rybakou increased the weight until he broke his previous record of 410 pounds set at last year’s championships. Distance running Julius Maritim won the Sydney Marathon in Australia for the third year in a row to lead a Kenyan sweep in the men’s division, while Japan’s Naoko Tsuchiya took the women’s title. Maritim finished more than six minutes ahead of the field in an event-record time of 2:14:38. Tsuchiya won the women’s race in 2:43:10. Baseball Panamanian designated hitter Julio Zuleta of the Chiba Lotte Marines hit for the cycle in Chandai, becoming the 61st player in Japanese pro baseball to hit a single, double, triple and homer in the same game. Quotable Sally Edwards, a member of the Triathlon Hall of Fame, who has finished last 115 times in the Danskin Women’s Triathlon series so she can make sure every woman finishes: “It’s been the most valuable work that I’ve done. Helping hundreds of thousands of women cross that finish line is the most important thing I could have done in my life.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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The bodies of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy will be removed from the Chapel of Eternal Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny this evening.The late Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddity.They will be removed to the home of their son James in Carndonagh.The funeral of the couple, whose bodies were found in their home on Thursday morning, will take place in Carndonagh on Tuesday. On Friday night, at a special sitting of Ballyshannon court, the couple’s sonJulian Cuddihy was charged with the murder of his parents.The 42-year-old was remanded in custody and Judge Kevin Kilraine directed that the prison authorities have him undergo a psychiatric assessed as soon as is practicable TRAGIC COUPLE TO BE REMOVED FROM LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CHAPEL THIS EVENING was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
THERE was a time in Milford when people thought there were THREE Martin Barretts!How could one man do so much for ladies football in his parish?But the truth is, to use a football chant, ‘there’s only one Marty Barrett’! And last night the Milford GAA club coach and mentor to ladies footballers of all ages was rewarded as he was named Ulster Ladies Gaelic Volunteer of the Year 2014.He is pictured receiving his award from the President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association Joe Quill. MARTIN PICKS UP LADIES FOOTBALL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: November 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardLadies FootballMarty BarrettMilford
MESA, Ariz. — The A’s are doing everything they can to make sure Thursday’s spring opener gets played.Though the forecast called for heavy rainfall throughout the day, the A’s are continued to prepare the field for a game against the Mariners at Hohokam Stadium after the rain stopped about two hours before the scheduled start time of 12:05 p.m. PT.Paul Blackburn and Frankie Montas were the two starters set to pitch in Thursday’s opener. Both pitchers would throw a simulated game over at the …
Deep brain stimulation, which now involves surgically inserting electrodes several inches into a person’s brain and connecting them to a power source outside the skull, can be an extremely effective treatment for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression. The expensive, invasive procedure doesn’t always work, however, and can be risky.Now, a study in mice points to a less invasive way to massage neuronal activity, by injecting metal nanoparticles into the brain and controlling them with magnetic fields. Major technical challenges must be overcome before the approach can be tested in humans, but the technique could eventually provide a wireless, nonsurgical alternative to traditional deep brain stimulation surgery, researchers say.”The approach is very innovative and clever,” says Antonio Sastre, a program director in the Division of Applied Science & Technology at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering in Bethesda, Maryland. 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At the time, Deisseroth and colleagues were refining optogenetics, a tool that can switch specific ensembles of neurons on and off in animals with beams of light.Optogenetics has revolutionized how neuroscientists study the brain by allowing them to directly manipulate specific neural circuits. But it isn’t practical for human deep brain stimulation. The technique requires that animals be genetically modified so that their neurons respond to light. Light also scatters in brain tissue. So rodents in optogenetics experiments must remain tethered to a surgically implanted, fiber optic cable that delivers laser beams directly to the brain region of interest. Unlike light, low-frequency magnetic fields pass straight through brain tissue as if it were “transparent,” Anikeeva says. That makes those types of magnetic fields an ideal vehicle for delivering energy into the brain without damaging it. Clinicians have long tried to do just that by placing magnetic field coils near a patient’s head. This so-called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) triggers the flow of small electrical currents in neural circuits beneath the coils. But the magnetic fields used in TMS affect only brain tissue near the brain’s surface. Anikeeva, who is now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, decided to see if she could use magnetic nanoparticles to go deeper.Previous cancer studies had shown that by injecting tumors with magnetic nanoparticles made of iron oxide—“essentially rust, with well-tuned magnetic properties,” Anikeeva says—then exposing them to rapidly alternating magnetic fields, excited nanoparticles can be used to heat and destroy cancer tumors while leaving surrounding, healthy tissue intact. Anikeeva wondered if a similar method could be used to merely stimulate select groups of neurons deep within the brain. To find out, she and her MIT colleagues targeted a class of proteins called TRPV1 channels, which are found in neurons that respond to heat and certain chemicals in food. Every time you touch a hot iron or eat a spicy pepper, TRPV1-containing neurons fire. Anikeeva and her colleagues injected custom-made, 20-nanometer iron oxide particles into a region of the rodents’ brains called the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a well-studied deep brain structure essential to the experience of reward, which plays a central role in disorders such as addiction and depression in people.TRPV1-containing neurons are abundant in this region in humans, but sparse in mice. So the team also injected the rodents with a virus that increased cell expression of the channel just within that brain area. Such an approach would not be feasible in people, but made the experiment easier to evaluate, Anikeeva says.A few days later, the team put the mice underneath a custom-built, 6.35-centimeter-diameter coil that emits magnetic waves alternating between 10 hertz and 10 millihertz. Hours after the team applied the magnetic fields, they sacrificed the animals and examined their brain tissue under a microscope. The mice were a strain previously engineered to produce a bright green fluorescent marker in any active neurons. A large network of neurons connected to the VTA glowed green, suggesting that the magnetic fields had effectively stimulated the circuit, the team reports online today in Science. Anikeeva and colleagues found similar results when they waited a month before applying the magnetic stimulation, suggesting that the nanoparticles endured in place.To make the approach feasible in humans, researchers need to design nanoparticles that are “very, very selective” in their ability to target specific brain structures and neurons, Sastre says. TRPV1 channels are widely distributed throughout the human brain, so another major challenge is figuring out how to deliver stimulation only to the cells researchers want to target, he adds.In a “perfect, futuristic picture,” Anikeeva says, people suffering from depression or other neurologic or psychiatric disorders could come in for a simple intravenous injection of finely tuned, targeted nanoparticles that reach the region of the brain needing stimulation. In theory, such stimulation could take place every time patients go to sleep, if the magnetic coil were installed in their bed or a specialized pillow, she suggests. For now, however, the technique is most promising as a potential method of studying brain activity in animals that allows them to roam their enclosures without being tethered to wires, she says. “We’re not necessarily thinking of a clinical perspective yet,” Anikeeva emphasizes.(Video credit: Ritchie Chen and Polina Anikeeva)
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