Another day on the Durant-a-whirl, guess what the rumor is now

first_imgThey gave the Durant-a-Whirl another spin today. You’ll never guess.To the Nets. With Kawhi Leonard and Tobias Harris, if SNY TV is to be believed.Tomorrow, it is rumored, it will be the conservatory. With Col. Mustard and Professor Plum.It’s official. It is now impossible to process the breathless reports purporting to know the location of Kevin Durant’s next landing space. We are Lucy and Ethel at the conveyor belt, chocolates racing past faster than they can box them, shoving the …last_img

Ex-49ers QB Alex Smith had 17 separate surgeries on his broken right leg

first_imgThis Alex Smith update is brought to you by Pepto Bismol, which calms the squeamish stomach.You might want to have a bottle at the ready as you read this.I guess we all remember where we were and what we were doing when Washington quarterback Alex Smith suffered a devastating broken leg 11 months ago. Those who watched the video likely wished they hadn’t. Following his progress, which he said included six surgeries — count ’em, six! — induced intermittent queasiness. Especially in the Bay …last_img

Local ARV manufacture on the cards

first_imgArvir Technologies, a new antiretroviral manufacturer, has been granted commercial rights, and will explore various options, including the granting of licences to existing active pharmaceutical ingredient producers and the establishment of a new active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing facility in the country. “Ironically, now that the science has been done, the challenge is to find commercial partners willing to invest in manufacturing,” he said. “We look forward to interesting conversations with our government and other stakeholders in making the local production of ARVs a reality.” CSIR Biosciences executive director Gatsha Mazithulela pointed out that with the number of people in South Africa needing ARV treatment estimated to be approaching one million, the local manufacturing of such drugs was an imperative. The technology will enable the CSIR to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients at a fraction of the price of those imported from India, which currently dominates the global market with help from state subsidies. CSIR project leader Moira Bode said the research could stimulate the establishment of an industry for the local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients. New market player South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has stepped up its battle against HIV/Aids by developing a cost-effective method of producing two active pharmaceutical ingredients used in the manufacture of anti-retroviral drugs. Commercial partnerscenter_img The CSIR has filed a patent for its technology, which is expected to reduce production costs of thymidine, a valuable ingredient in the pharmaceutical preparation of AZT and stavudine, two generic drugs used in first- and second-line combination therapy treatment regimens. “The latter will manufacture AZT and other ARV products,” explained Arvir CEO David Walwyn. “We need to ensure that South Africa has an economically sustainable and well-secured supply of high-quality ARVs, [and] negotiations are presently under way with government.” SAinfo reporter “This will empower African governments to supply more people with the life-saving drugs,” Bode said in a statement this week. 2 December 2008 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Creamily? Half Blonde and Half Natural 2-Tone Dyed Hair Extensions Medium Short Curly Cosplay Wig :

first_imgI purchased this wig for the reason that it was a extravagant gown at work, desire i could put on this all the time. Postage was economical, obtained here in fewer than 2 weeks, which is good mainly because it’s from china.I acquired this for my good friend (a large melanie martinez admirer) for her birthday and am really satisfied with the good quality. 99 i think and assumed it would be very good excellent mainly because it was reduced from about £50. It is a pretty fairly wig, and the hairs are smooth and don’t really feel like synthetics. I have nonetheless to give my close friend the present, but i’m sure she will like it. It also will come with a wig cap so don’t fear about that x.Creamily? Half Blonde and Half Natural Black 2-Tone Dyed Hair Extensions Medium Short Curly Cosplay WigMaterial: Japanese Kanekalon High Temperature Synthetic Fiber.Use for Cosplay party costume, fashion or just for funColor: 2-tone Color, Half Blonde and Half Natural BlackHairstyle: Medium Short Curly Wig Extension With a hair capSize: It fits most People; you can adjust the hook inside the cap to the correct size to suit your head.I acquired this for my good friend (a large melanie martinez admirer) for her birthday and am really satisfied with the good quality. 99 i think and assumed it would be very good excellent mainly because it was reduced from about £50. It is a pretty fairly wig, and the hairs are smooth and don’t really feel like synthetics. I have nonetheless to give my close friend the present, but i’m sure she will like it. It also will come with a wig cap so don’t fear about that x. Creamily? Half Blonde and Half Natural Black 2-Tone Dyed Hair Extensions Medium Short Curly Cosplay Wig :last_img read more

A S*W*A*G Filled Mega-Event

first_img SharePrint RelatedFind the Right Geocaching Party for YouNovember 12, 2014In “Community”Help Name the March 2015 Geocacher of the MonthMarch 30, 2015In “Community”Geocaching Near the Top of the World – Finnish StyleJuly 24, 2014In “Community” Share with your Friends:More Seattle vs YumaEditor’s Note: Staff from Geocaching HQ in Seattle are visiting more than 30 Mega-Events around the globe this year, to shake hands, share stories and hear what you think is next for geocaching. In February, the Southwest Arizona Geocachers hosted their signature event, S*W*A*G’s Yuma Mega #11, in sunny Yuma. Above is what it looked like at home in Seattle, where Geocaching HQ is located, that same weekend.Christy and SignalAfter arriving in Yuma and thanking the Southwest Sunshine Gods (they must exist), I found my first-ever Arizona geocaches and got started on the Mega Event’s Lab Caches.Jeff Nicholson, you+me_makes3, with S*W*A*G created an elaborate series of 10 Lab Cache locations to show visitors a diverse range of attractions all around Yuma. Fortunately, he had suggested that I get a rental car for the trip. The Lab Caches were an excellent way to see the city’s well-known and hidden gems, ranging from the historical Sanguinetti House Museum to the Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery. I even got to see some cute animals at the Wild World Zoo and Camel Farm, thanks to the Lab Caches.The Yuma Warm-Up Mega Event #11 at a local restaurant was a great opportunity to meet the friendly Geocaching community and to get to thank our amazing volunteers in person. There was a nice handful of Geocachers who also had ties to the Seattle-area, and it was fun to catch-up with them. The event also featured a special screening of the Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF), as shown at the 2013 HQ Geocaching Block Party.Making friends at the Yuma Warm-Up Mega-Event #11The next morning, the Mega Event was set up and ready for crowds. The West Wetlands Park was an incredible location, not too cramped and very pretty. There was a large array of fun activities to choose from; check out the impressive Activities Schedule on the cache page! I met with even more geocachers, vendors, Signal the Frog, and checked out the cool vehicles on display before completing the Lab Cache series later that afternoon.Before heading back to the airport, I hosted a very-early-morning event cache of my own: I choo-choo-choose you! at the historic steam train near Gateway Park. I arrived early and there was already a welcoming crowd of friendly faces waiting for me as the sun came up. What an incredible group of geocachers! A great way to end an outstanding weekend of geocaching. Thanks, S*W*A*G!A Show of Support Local Sheriff’s DepartmentAll are welcomeI choo-choo-choose you Logbooklast_img read more

Croatia’s Mandzukic announces international retirement a month after World Cup

first_imgMario Mandzukic announced his retirement from international football after playing for Croatia for 11 years and just a month after helping his country register their best ever performance in a World Cup.At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Mandzukic was Croatia’s front man and helped the team achieve a silver medal and their best-ever World Cup outing in Russia. Just a day before the silver’s one-month anniversary, 32-year-old Mandzukic took to Instagram and made the announcement.Mandzukic had scored the decisive goal against England in extra time in the World Cup semi-final to help Croatia make it to their first World Cup final. Mandzukic was a part of the Croatian team that played three back-to-back 120-minute matches.In the final, Mandzukic achieved an unwanted piece of history when he became the first player to score an own goal in a World Cup final to give France the lead in the 18th minute of the match.However, he did go on to score Croatia’s second goal in a 4-2 loss to France on July 15.In an emotional farewell message, Mandzukic said the decision was made easier after Croatia reached the World Cup final in Russia.”We have experienced our dream, made a historic success and felt the incredible love of fans,” Mandzukic said.”There is no ideal time to go,” Mandzuklic added. “If we could, I believe that we all would play for Croatia while we live because there is no bigger pride. However, I feel that for me the moment now. That I gave the best of myself, that I contribute to the greatest success of Croatian football.”Mandzukic, who plays for Italian club Juventus, has played 89 games for Croatia, scoring 33 goals — trailing only Davor Suker’s national record of 45. He played at two World Cups and three European Championships.Here is the full statement of Mario Mandzukic:Dear fans, I always prefer to talk on the field rather than outside of it.Therefore, these words come a bit harder than what happened when I had to slip it past an opponent or run a sprint at 120 per minute. Harder, because I know how much joy they bring me — all the gatherings, the game and the victory. Harder, because I know that listening anthem before the game the biggest emotion. Harder, because I know what an honour it is to put on Croatian jersey and represent your country. Harder, because I know that this is the final and that after these words, there is no return. Yet, I know that time is just for those words … I say goodbye to the Croatian national team.advertisementAs much as my silver [at the World Cup 2018] filled me with new energy, it has made it easier for me to make this impossible decision. We have experienced our dream, made a historic success and felt the incredible love of fans. That month, as well as hosting in Zagreb, Slavonski Brod and the whole of Croatia, will remain the most important memories of my career. It was a beautiful journey with the national team and favourite homecoming. I am delighted, and filled up with pride over the silver that we have been dying for years, through much effort, hard work, disappointments and difficult moments.There is no ideal time to go. If we could, I believe that we all would play for Croatia while we live because there is no bigger pride. However, I feel that for me the moment now. That I gave the best of myself, that I contribute to the greatest success of Croatian football. Mario Mandzukic helped Croatia achieved their best-ever World Cup finish in Russia. (Reuters Photo)14 years ago, the first time I was in the junior national team, I put on a sacred jersey. Since then I have met, played and worked with a lot of great players, coaches and people around the team. We all had the same goal – to give everything for the success of Croatian. I thank everyone, because everyone in some way left a mark in my career. On this journey they have always been my closest, and whom I thank for their great support.And finally, thank you fans. None of us is perfect. Missing a chance, losing the ball or misunderstood. Well, I’ve always given my best and left my heart on the field. Thank you for recognising and being with me and the team.As of today, my place is with you – among the most loyal Croatian fans.Love, Mandzo(With AP inputs)last_img read more

India Bahrain call on global community to reject terrorism

first_imgManama: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India and Bahrain on Sunday called on the international community to reject the use of terrorism against other countries as both sides agreed to further enhance cooperation in the field of security and counter-terrorism.During his two-day visit to Bahrain, the first by an Indian prime minister, that concluded on Sunday, Modi held bilateral meetings with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and prince and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The two sides exchanged views on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest during the meetings, according to a joint statement. “Both sides called on all states to reject the use of terrorism against other countries; dismantle terrorism infrastructures where they happen to exist and to cut off any kind of support and financing to the terrorists perpetrating terrorism from all territories against other states; and bring perpetrators of acts of terrorism to justice,” the statement said without referring to any country. India has been pressing Pakistan to end its state policy of backing cross-border terrorism and its support to terror groups on its soil. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIndia and Bahrain also discussed ways and means to further promote cooperation in cyber security, including prevention of use of cyber space for terrorism, radicalisation and for disturbing social harmony. The two sides agreed to further enhance cooperation in the field of security, counter-terrorism and the exchange of intelligence and information, it said. The leaders also noted the “need for concerted action by the international community against terrorism” and “underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organisations by the UN”. They also said that regional connectivity projects should be based on international law, including respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states, in an apparent reference to China’s push for its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). During the meetings, the two sides also noted the increasing trend of bilateral trade and existing potential for two-way investments and reaffirmed their desire to provide favourable environments for trade and investments. The two countries agreed to focus on enhancing cooperation in energy, covering the areas of joint exploration and training of human resources. The two leaders agreed to enhance cooperation to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf region, vital for the security and safety of sea lanes. The two sides underlined the importance of enhancing high-level political exchanges, defence and higher education cooperation, trade and economic relations and people-to-people linkages.last_img read more

RCMP in Red Deer Alta take boys under 12 in custody after

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – RCMP in central Alberta took three boys under the age of 12 into custody after four homes were vandalized with steel pipes.Mounties say the damage to the modular homes at a Red Deer business Thursday included smashed windows, cabinets, appliances, walls and light fixtures worth more than $150,000.The suspects include a seven-year-old and two 11-year-olds.Const. Derek Turner says under the Criminal Code children under 12 can’t be charged with criminal offences.He says Mounties have spoken with the parents and a Youth Intervention Team will followed up with the business owner and the families.Police say they will work with everyone using restorative justice methods.“This was a serious incident with significant impact to the business and its clients,” Turner said Friday.“Civil action remains an option for the business, but the RCMP role will be to work with the children, their families and the business to come to a resolution that supports all parties while teaching the children that there are consequences to their actions.”Randy Willie, a salesman for Best Buy Homes, said he can’t believe the extent of the damage.Willie said the company hasn’t heard from the children’s parents or guardians.“Everything is damaged and wrecked by children under the age of 12, which seems almost impossible,” he said.Willie wonders where their caregivers were and how the kids could possibly have this kind of anger and disrespect for society at such a young age. (The Canadian Press, RD News Now)last_img read more

CMRRA Reaches Licensing Deal with Amazon Music

first_img“We’re very happy to have come to a negotiated agreement with Amazon Music and to see them enter Canada with Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon Music and its entry will benefit both Canadian consumers and the rightsholders that we serve by offering a new point of sale and a new source of revenue for music publishers and their songwriters,” CMRRA President Caroline Rioux said.Amazon announced yesterday the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited for Canada, bringing customers a catalogue of millions of songs and thousands of playlists and personalized stations, combined with the magic of voice controls powered by Alexa. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but the rates apply to the reproduction of songs on Amazon Music Unlimited, which will now be available throughout Canada for the first time. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img TORONTO – Canada’s leading reproduction rights collective welcomes Amazon Music and yesterday’s launch of its premium music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited, to Canada. The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) has reached a licensing agreement with Amazon Music to ensure that its music publisher and rightsholder clients, which together represent more than 80,000 music catalogues, will receive royalties for the use of their works on the service. To learn more about Amazon Music Unlimited visit amazon.ca/music/unlimited.“CMRRA is constantly working with our licensees to create solutions to make it easier for services to come to Canadaand to provide for compensation for our valued music publisher clients,” CMRRA Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, Veronica Syrtash said.CMRRA has taken the lead in national rate-setting efforts before the Copyright Board of Canada, as well as directly through negotiations with licensees. The organization’s work is responsible for the important flow of digital royalties paid to all publishers and songwriters. On behalf of its music publisher clients, CMRRA issues licenses and collects royalties for the reproduction of musical works. Licensees pay royalties to CMRRA, which in turn distributes the royalties to its music publisher clients on a quarterly basis.“CMRRA has established itself as a vital resource for music publishers to manage their mechanical royalties in Canada,” said Neville Quinlan, chairman of SXWorks’ Canadian Publishers Committee and managing director of peermusic Canada. “This licensing agreement underscores CMRRA’s commitment to advocating for music publishers and self-published songwriters.”CMRRA also collects publishing royalties from dozens of other digital companies, such as Apple, Google and Spotify.About CMRRA and SXWorksSXWorks provides global administration services to music publishers to support multiple licensing configurations. SXWorks, a subsidiary of SoundExchange, is governed by a board consisting of leading music publishers and SoundExchange executives. SXWorks was created in conjunction with the 2017 acquisition of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA). CMRRA represents the mechanical rights of music publishers and administers the majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada. For more information, visit http://sx-works.com/ and  http://www.cmrra.ca. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Edmonton cop Tasered boy eight times

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Edmonton police officer has been suspended without pay for Tasering a teenaged First Nation boy.Const. Mike Wasylyshen was convicted last month of using excessive force for Tasering then 16-year-old Randy Fryingpan eight times in a span of 68 seconds on Oct. 5, 2002.Wasylyshen was then suspended this week for 120 hours without pay.The presiding officer at Wasylyshen’s hearings called his actions an “embarrassment to policing” and abuse of power.Fryingpan’s mother had fought for justice since the crime happened.last_img