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first_imgAlcoholic beverages are imbibed in nearly every human society across the world—sometimes, alas, to excess. Although recent evidence suggests that tippling might have deep roots in our primate past, nonhuman primates are only rarely spotted in the act of indulgence. A new study of chimpanzees with easy access to palm wine shows that some drink it enthusiastically, fashioning leaves as makeshift cups with which to lap it up. The findings could provide new insights into why humans evolved a craving for alcohol, with all its pleasures and pains.Scientists first hypothesized an evolutionary advantage to humans’ taste for ethanol about 15 years ago, when a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, proposed what has come to be called the “drunken monkey hypothesis.” Robert Dudley argued that our primate ancestors got an evolutionary benefit from being able to eat previously unpalatable fruit that had fallen to the ground and started to undergo fermentation. The hypothesis received a boost last year, when a team led by Matthew Carrigan—a biologist at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida—found that the key enzyme that helps us metabolize ethanol underwent an important mutation about 10 million years ago. This genetic change, which occurred in the common ancestor of humans, chimps, and gorillas, made ethanol metabolism some 40 times faster than the process in other primates—such as monkeys—that do not have it. According to the hypothesis, the mutation allowed apes to consume fermented fruit without immediately getting drunk or, worse, succumbing to alcohol poisoning.Nevertheless, researchers had turned up little evidence that primates in the wild regularly eat windfall fruit or are attracted to the ethanol that such fruit contains. Now, a team led by Kimberley Hockings, a primatologist at the Center for Research in Anthropology in Lisbon, concludes from a 17-year study of chimps in West Africa that primates can tolerate significant levels of ethanol and may actually crave it, as humans do.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(*)The researchers used video cameras to observe a troop of 26 wild chimps living in Bossou, Guinea, between 1995 and 2012. The villagers living around Bossou routinely tap into the raffia palm tree and collect its sap, which ferments in plastic buckets before being drunk. The villagers collect the fermented palm wine, which has an alcohol content as high as 6.9%, in the early morning and late afternoon. While villagers were away, the chimps approached the buckets, fashioned drinking cups from folded leaves—a toolmaking skill widely observed among wild chimps—and proceeded to consume the beverage themselves. As the team reports online today in Royal Society Open Science, over 17 years it observed 20 “drinking sessions” involving 13 of the chimps, who lapped up the sap at an average rate of about nine leaf dips per minute. On the low end of the scale, that’s roughly equivalent to one liter of beer per session. The 13 chimps included males, females, and young chimps, although not babies. The other 13 animals were never observed drinking during the entire period.Hockings says that although the team was able to collect quantitative data on chimp drinking habits for the first time, the researchers could offer only anecdotal evidence about whether the chimps actually got drunk from the palm wine. On one occasion, Hockings relates, a male chimp “seemed particularly restless” and spent an hour “moving from tree to tree in an agitated manner” while other chimps were settling down to sleep. But she says it would be “pure speculation” to say that he was actually inebriated.Indeed, the team cautions that its observations should not be interpreted to mean that chimps actually crave ethanol, but only that they can tolerate it. The palm sap contains sugars like sucrose and glucose and minerals that chimps might want and need in their diet, the researchers point out. “An experimental trial to provide chimpanzees with access to fermenting and nonfermenting palm sap is needed to test whether ethanol is an attractant or not,” Hockings says, something that would not be easy with wild chimp populations.Nevertheless, the study indirectly supports the “drunken monkey hypothesis” by showing that chimps, with whom humans share a common ancestor, are “not averse to ethanol” and “do not avoid food containing alcohol,” Carrigan says. Brenda Benefit, an anthropologist at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, agrees, although she says the evidence would be even stronger if the chimps had extracted the sap from the trees themselves. “It still leaves the question of whether chimps or gorillas use foods high in ethanol, such as fallen fruit, without human intervention.”last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementIn a fairly competitive London derby between Chelsea and Crystal Palace, The Blues edge out their London rivals with a comfortable 3-1 win. Alvaro Morata seems to have found his scoring boots and an Eden Hazard back injury has not fazed cruise control Chelsea.Even though Chelsea does not seem to be displaying the same panache as Man. City or the flamboyancy of Liverpool , the London outfit keep finding ways to stay in the title race.Crystal Palace were threatening for a good amount of the game and even pegged a goal back. However, Chelsea never panicked and didn’t go on the backfoot to soak the pressure. Instead , they played fluidly and increased the lead enabling Eden Hazard to come on.It took 91 seconds for the Belgian superstar to contribute to a goal in the form of an assist.Sarri equalled a Premier League record here by extending his unbeaten start in the division to 11 matches, and it is the Italian’s team who are sandwiched between the more fancied contenders at present.“He’s a little bit fragile, from the mental point of view,” said Sarri of Morata, once a club record £57m signing from Real Madrid. “But he’s very young and has great potential. He can improve very fast. Álvaro already improved the last month: improved for the confidence, improved for the personality, improved also from the technical point of view.”Pedro scored the final goal of the game which summed up Chelsea’s brilliance. A deft low cross by Marcos Alonso from the far left flank set Pedro up for a shot who finished as cleverly as required.Chelsea are 2nd after overtaking Liverpool on goal difference and 2 points behind defending champions Manchester City.last_img read more

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first_imgImage Courtesy: mancity.comAdvertisementManchester City captain and decorated midfielder David Silva has just completed a milestone of his career: achieving a total of 400 appearances in the Sky Blues jersey.Image Courtesy: mancity.comThe 33 year old has been a pillar behind the club’s success, hailed as ‘one of Manchester City’s greatest ever players’, and has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two Community Shields and four League Cups.Below is a compilation of the Spanish international’s best performances on field last season, courtesy to YouTube channel RoMarsh. Enjoy the video below-The Spanish international, who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2008 and 2012, was under the Radar of Roberto Mancini back in 2010, who brought the then 24 year old from Valencia.Silva has been a key performer under the current City gaffer Pep Guardiola, who eulogized the skipper in the pre match conference on Friday.“He is a competitor, a winner. Four Premier Leagues he won, and a lot of domestic prizes. This generation of players – like Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero – helped to make this club in a better position in the Premier League and in European competition.” the 48 year old said, courtesy to Goal.com.The upcoming season is going to be the final one for David Silva at the Etihad Stadium, as the player himself confirmed a month ago.Sergio Agüero scored a brace in the match at Dean Court yesterday, in addition to one from Raheem Sterling. Harry Wilson was the lone goalscorer for The Cherries, as the final scoreline was 3-1.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgSri Lankan Dilruwan Perera, on Sunday, courted controversy when it appeared that he may have sought dressing room help for taking a DRS review call even as Sri Lanka Cricket outrightly rejected the assumptions.Perera was adjudged LBW off Mohammed Shami by on-field umpire Nigel Llong in the last ball of the 57th over when he was struck on the backfoot by an in-dipper.After having an eye-contact with his partner Rangana Herath, Perera started walking towards the pavilion but turned and asked for a review after looking at the dressing room.Coming to the defence of the batsman, SLC claimed that confusion regarding availability of referral delayed Perera’s decision.”Contrary to the assumptions made, there was no “message from the dressing room” involved in the requested review,” SLC said in a statement.”Having mistakenly assumed that Sri Lanka were out of reviews, Dilruwan Perera had turned to leave the field when he heard Rangana Herath inquire from the on-field umpire Nigel Long if Sri Lanka have any reviews left, to which Mr. Long answered in the affirmative. It was then that Dilruwan requested the review,” the statement added.”We wish to place on record that every single Sri Lankan player and official is not only strongly respectful and bounden to uphold the rules and regulations of the ICC, but plays their game of cricket under the ethics and principles of true sportsmanship and the Spirit of Cricket.”Australia skipper Steve Smith had also attracted a similar controversy this year in March when during the India- Australia Test match in Bengaluru he sought dressing room help for taking a DRS call. Smith had later blamed it on a brain-fade moment .advertisementIndia paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar said they avoided any reactions since the officials also did not say anything.”We didn’t pay much attention as we were busy celebrating. Then we saw it on the replay but no one commented as nothing was official about it. If we had said they made a mistake but the match referee would have thought otherwise, then it would have been wrong on our part. Any opposite comment is wrong till its clear,” Bhuvneshwar said after day’s play.While the Indian team did not react, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar opined that there was nothing wrong in taking help from the dressing room and rules should be changed for the sake of correct decisions.”I feel rules need to be looked at and if needed, they should be changed. If you are a batting side and within 15 seconds, a batsman wants to look towards dressing room to get some clue, that shouldn’t be big a deal.”A fielding side has 11 players and they can have a word with each other before going for a review. Rules should be fair for both teams,” Manjrekar insisted.Sri Lankan batsman Rangana Herath, who was at the non- strikers end, defended his partner.”I was asking for review to umpire Nigel Llong, maybe Dilruwan also heard that and after that he asked for it. I did not call him back, I was asking for a review, that’s all,” the 39-year-old said.Asked whether Perera sought assistance from dressing room, the senior-most Sri Lankan cricketer said, “I did not see anything. As I said, I was looking at Llong.”Former Black Caps pacer Simon Doull, however, lambasted Perera, questioning the manner in which DRS call was taken.”I don’t like the fact that he looked at the dressing room, it is really not my concern whether he got any signal. As soon as he walked back to dressing room, there should have been no review as he has no right. He conceded it the moment he walked back. Once you turn and go I think you are going to be under suspicion,” he said.Former Sri Lankan batsman and now a commentator Russel Arnold termed it an instinctive decision.”We want the game to move on, yes there are emotions involved. But if you have a 15-second time it would be reasonable to make that call. It boils down to common sense which will prevail,” Arnold said.According the ICC Standard Test Match Playing Conditions for 2016-17, the umpires may decline a review if they believe the fielding captain or batsman has received any outside input.last_img read more

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first_imgOklahoma State picked up a pair of letters of intent from Juco All-Americans today in defensive end Calvin Barnett and tight end Blake Jackson.Barnett originally committed to Oklahoma State out of high school (Booker T. Washington in Tulsa) but at the last minute decided he was going to Arkansas before changing again and playing junior college ball at Navarro for a few years.I’m a fan of recruiting defensive ends nicknamed “savage.” If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Jackson is from Augusta, Georgia (yes please!) and was heavily recruited by Georgia and The U out of Scottsdale Community College. His coach says of him: “As good as he is right now I think he can be great when it’s all said and done. I think that with Blake it’s just a matter of continuing to get better and continuing to grow into the position — more playing time, more experience, and more coaching I think is going to make him really special.”I’m also a fan of 6’4 225 lb. dudes who can run and catch like this.last_img read more

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first_imgA surplus equipment auction scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, in Dartmouth has been postponed until further notice. For more information on government surplus auctions visit, www.gov.ns.ca/tran/govservices/govauction.asp . -30-last_img

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first_imgJustice Minister Ross Landry apologized to victims and called on the federal government to act, in response to reports issued by the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service and the RCMP about the Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh case. “The outcome of this case is heartbreaking and the people who came forward to testify about abuse did not get the justice they deserve,” said Mr. Landry. “I’m deeply sorry to everyone who is suffering. What you have been through is unimaginable.” Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh was extradited from India in 2007 and convicted of 17 counts of sex offences dating back to the 1970s. In April 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the ruling of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and overturned the convictions against Mr. MacIntosh because of the delay in bringing him to trial. Mr. Landry immediately asked the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service and the RCMP to review their involvement in this case, to determine what led to the delay. The resulting reports identified gaps in the system. “It’s clear there are many issues and gaps that contributed to the delay and dismissal of convictions for horrible crimes,” said Mr. Landry. “Nova Scotia is owning its part and making improvements. I’m also urging my federal colleagues, again, to look at their involvement and make necessary changes. We need to ensure that no one has to experience what these victims have lived through.” A number of things contributed to the delay. The most significant were the laws around extradition and privacy, the actions of Passport Canada, and the years it took to investigate multiple counts of sex offences across many jurisdictions and governments. As well, the Public Prosecution Service found that a lack of diligence and oversight in managing the case also contributed to the delay in bringing it to trial. The RCMP did not contribute to the delay. They have taken steps in the last two decades to improve service delivery, which includes technology, better case management, investments in training and specialized legal support. To read the full report, findings and recommendations, visit http://novascotia.ca/pps/ . The RCMP report is available by request to the RCMP H Division.last_img read more

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Taroudant, Morocco- Abdesslam El Fassi, 70, a retiree from Casablanca, sat for the national baccalaureate exams, which started on Tuesday in Morocco.Probably the eldest candidate for this year, El Fassi wanted to realize his lifelong dream, to earn a baccalaureate certificate, which will allow him to enroll in a school of law and become a lawyer.“I always wanted to be a lawyer, I left school almost 60 years ago, without being able to realize my dream and it’s time for me now to resume the path of learning” . Despite his age, El Fassi is highly motivated to pursue his studies at the school of law if he passed successfully the baccalaureate exams.According to the Ministry of National Education, the number of Moroccan candidates who sat for the national baccalaureate exams this year has climbed to 502,127 candidates, marking an increase of 4.7% compared to 2013. read more

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Rabat – Morocco and France will resume judicial cooperation, the French Justice Ministry said in statement on Saturday.Morocco suspended cooperation agreements with France a year ago after French authorities accused Abdellatif Hammouchi, the head of the Moroccan secret services (DGST), of torture.The judicial move had been prompted by lawsuits filed against the Moroccan official in France by Moroccan activists. Moroccan Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid is reported to have flown to Paris on Thursday to hold meetings with his French counterpart Christiane Taubira to discuss judicial cooperation between the two countries. read more

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Rabat – Morocco signed, on Thursday in Rabat, several agreements with African and Arab countries aimed at sharing expertise in the field of housing and town planning.The agreements, signed by Minister of Housing Mohammed Nabil Benabdallah and his Arab and African counterparts, on the sidelines of the first African Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development, aim to develop a win-win strategic partnership.These are the agreements: A memorandum of understanding signed by Morocco and Cameroon aimed at spurring cooperation between the two countries to develop a mutually beneficial partnership for the promotion of a sustainable urban development.A draft agreement signed by Morocco and Burkina Faso, to promote exchanges in the technical, scientific, legal and operational fields between stakeholders in both countries.A draft cooperation agreement signed by Morocco and Mali, specifying areas of bilateral cooperation in the field of housing and urban policy.An agreement signed by Morocco and Madagascar aimed at supporting the promotion of urban development, through the promotion of social housing.A memorandum of understanding signed by Morocco and Somalia, aimed at strengthening good governance initiatives, developing research in the field of social housing and sharing experiences. A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Morocco and Palestine to lay the bases for bilateral cooperation in the field of housing and sharing know-how and expertise.A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Morocco and Jordan on sharing expertise in the field of housing and urban policy, mainly in terms of funding, eradicating slums, and real estate investment.With MAP read more

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INDIANAPOLIS — Business software company Salesforce says it aims to provide skills training to 500,000 people as part of a Trump administration push to boost career opportunities among Americans.Salesforce chairman Marc Benioff made the pledge Thursday during an event at its downtown Indianapolis offices with President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump.The San Francisco-based company says its free online platform Trailhead will offer training over the next five years in tech skills needed for credentials for Salesforce administrator, developer and marketing manager positions.Benioff says Salesforce wants people from every background to have the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy.Ivanka Trump says a goal of the “Pledge to America’s Workers” program is that everyone has equal access to career training and opportunities.The Associated Press read more

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The London high court has ordered that the imminent deportation to Sri Lanka of a number of Tamils be halted amid claims they may be tortured on their return.Three solicitors’ firms have confirmed to the Guardian that a number of their clients had been given last-minute reprieves and would no longer be flown out of the country on a specially chartered UK Border Agency (UKBA) flight that was expected to be leave on Tuesday afternoon. It is understood that a further 10 to 12 firms have also lodged last-minute appeals on behalf of their clients. It is not known how many injunction orders the court issued before Tuesday’s flight. The flight is understood to be carrying around 60 passengers to Sri Lanka.Shortly before a similar deportation flight in September, the high court accepted the risk of torture to those being removed and halted deportations in a last-minute injunction.A UKBA spokesperson said it did not comment on individual cases or on removal flights before departure, but added: “The UK has a proud record of offering sanctuary to those who need it, but people who do not have a genuine need for our protection must return to their home country. Toufique Hossain from Duncan Lewis solicitors said he had received orders from the court on Monday night for three of his clients, two of whom had appealed against the deportation on grounds that they would face torture on their return to Colombo. She said the court had also stopped the deportation just hours before the Tuesday flight. “They [the Home Office] knew there was an outstanding appeal … so they’ve wasted time and my clients money,” Muthusamy said. “It is extremely concerning that clients who remain in immigration detention, who have a history of torture and/or mental illness and can also show a history of perceived or actual membership to the LTTE [Tamil Tigers] seem to be routinely put on charter flights,” Hossain said.Kulasegaram Geetharthanan from Jein solicitors said one of his clients was awarded interim relief on Monday night on the same grounds. In one court fax sent in response to arguments of possible torture upon return to Sri Lanka, judge Sir Keith Lindblom wrote: “Though I find it hard to think that in the course of the claimant’s immigration history his case has not been fairly and thoroughly considered, his grounds raise matters that call for the defendant’s [Home Office] response. I am therefore prepared to grant interim relief.”Geetharthanan added that the Home Office had already backed down from removing two of his clients on the UKBA flight when he threatened to lodge those case files with the court.A third solicitor, Anoja Muthusamy, told the Guardian that the Home office had tried to deport her client even though it was made aware last week she has an outstanding immigration appeal currently working its way through the courts. “We have at least two examples of clients who have independent evidence of torture and have significant mental health problems. We have successfully obtained injunctions in relation to at least three clients stopping their removal on the charter flight scheduled for the 23 October,” he said. “We only undertake returns to Sri Lanka when we are satisfied that the individual has no international protection needs. The European court of human rights has ruled that not all Tamil asylum seekers require protection.”A House of Commons foreign affairs committee report published last week condemned the Home Office’s lack of urgency and transparency on the issue.“We find it unsatisfactory that the government has not been more forthcoming to parliament about its efforts – in general and in specific cases – to assess the level of risk to the safety of those who are removed from the UK,” the committee said.The report published on Thursday added that “the routine air of the [Foreign Office’s] initial responses … has not given us particular confidence that the FCO is being as energetic as it might in impressing upon the UK Border Agency the degree of risk.”On Monday, Keith Best, chief of Freedom from Torture, which has been campaigning against the removal flights, said: “It is not surprising that ministers squirm when asked to attest to the safety of the UK’s removals policy for Sri Lanka because evidence of a major risk miscalculation is stacking up.“We are highly concerned that Tamils returning even voluntarily from the UK with any real or perceived LTTE [Tamil Tiger] links are at real risk because more than 20 have been referred to us after escaping back with obvious signs of torture.” (The Guardian) read more

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Former Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva has been ordered to be further remanded.Nalaka de Silva has been remanded till January 2nd by court. He was arrested over an alleged plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Brock University has been named Fairtrade Canada’s Campus of the Year for its continuing efforts to provide students with fair trade options where food is sold or served.The national award is given to a university that makes offering fair trade options a priority by not only ensuring they are available and visible, but also educates and raises awareness about the importance of fair trade products.“A big thing is making sure people are being treated fairly and knowing where our food comes from,” said Popular Culture student Anneka Bosse, co-chair of Brock’s fair trade committee.“Students have a lot of power in what goes on in the university and we can show what is important to us through what we buy.”Bosse said Brock has been designated a Fairtrade Canada campus since 2013. To earn the designation, fairtrade-certified coffee, three types of tea and chocolate must be available at the University’s cafes, vending machines and restaurants.“It’s important because it’s an alternative to the trade market system – it makes sure people are treated fairly along the line,” Bosse said. “There are a lot of bad things that happen in the world. If we can have a part in fixing it or helping, it can go a long way in making things better.”Iain Glass, Director of Hospitality Services, also sits on Brock’s fair trade committee. He said the University is always looking to add new fairtrade-certified products.“The list keeps on growing,” he said.Currently fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and sugar are offered and used on campus.“The coffee we serve on campus in the Guernsey Market is roasted on site – it’s fair trade and all organic,” Glass said.Roasting on site makes the coffee more affordable with the added benefit of freshness, he said. Fifteen years ago he looked into fair trade coffee and found it was too cost prohibitive.Fairtrade Canada’s Lisa Zentner, director of marketing and communications, said being named Campus of the Year is something to be proud of.“It’s a testament to the University that says they are doing exceptional work in their commitment to fair trade,” she said.And it matters, she said.“Every dollar we spend is a way to lend our voice to something and when it comes to products we buy, we have to stand up for the way we consume. We should expect goods to be fairly traded,” Zentner said.Fair wages and working conditions should matter to consumers, no matter where they are made, she said.She said 10 universities in Canada are designated as Fairtrade campuses.Ispafa Sufi, left, President of the Brock University Eco Club and member of the fair trade committee, and Anneka Bosse, pose with the Campus of the Year Award presented to Brock by Fairtrade Canada. read more

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first_imgCredit:Darren Cullen Posters by Tower Bridge Posters urging Londoners to become “suicide bombers” have been appearing at bus stops across the capital.On first glance the posters appear to be unusually-worded recruitment advertisements for the Royal Navy; they feature the naval force’s branding, and the text directs people to the website royalnavy.org.uk for information about joining the crew of a nuclear submarine.“The crew of our nuclear submarines are on a suicide mission,” the posters claims. “To launch their missiles means death is certain, not just for them, but for the millions of innocent people those bombs will obliterate, and for the rest of us too.”The spoof posters, installed by a ‘subverting organisation’ known as Special Patrol Group, were designed by British artist Darren Cullen, whose work has previously featured at Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition and at the Victoria and Albert Museum. A TfL spokesperson said: “This is not an authorised advert. It is fly posting and therefore an act of vandalism which we take extremely seriously. We have instructed our contractor to remove any found on our network.”The campaign has sparked anger among commenters on social media.Peter J wrote: “‘Become a suicide bomber’ in bold and red crosshairs on military personal (sic). What kind of message does that send 2 a passer-by?”The account NavyLookout described the posters as “gross, childish distorted propaganda and insult to brave servicemen,” adding: “Whatever your views on Trident no one is laughing at a sick ad that says ‘become a suicide bomber.'”Cullen said: “Some people have seen this as an attack on the sailors, but what I’m actually attacking is the military apparatus which is prepared to sacrifice sailors lives and actually destroy the world if Britain were to lose a war.”On the other side, I’ve had a lot of support from people who see the British establishment’s obsession with nuclear weapons as a dangerous, expensive and potentially catastrophic expression of national insanity.”Former Royal Navy weapons engineer-turned-whistleblower William McNeilly supported the premise of the posters, telling RT: “It is well known on board nuclear submarines that the Trident submarine on patrol will be the prime target in a nuclear war …They are ready and prepared to be suicide bombers.” 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. They were conceived as a protest against Britain’s nuclear weapons programme, Cullen telling the Telegraph: “The inspiration for the project came from finding out that the crew of a nuclear submarine would not survive the deployment of Trident.”I’d never heard this discussed before. When we think about Trident we don’t tend to imagine the crew out on a suicide mission.”It struck me as another example of the ethical double standard we have in the West when it comes to which types of violence we condemn.”We see terrorist suicide bombers as depraved, which they undoubtedly are, but we don’t see our own depravity in building and operating nuclear suicide bombs that have the potential to murder millions and end human civilisation in the space of an afternoon.” New @RoyalNavy Trident recruitment posters I designed have been appearing all over London. More details at: https://t.co/NaBpf29y9k pic.twitter.com/f3ITnYdwbC— Darren Cullen (@darren_cullen) February 2, 2017last_img read more

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first_imgDet Sgt Bailey was one of the first police officers to attend the house in a cul-de-sac a few hours after Col Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed in Salisbury town centre.The admission he was made ill at the house was made by Lord Blair, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, in a BBC interview. Gavin Williamson, Defence Secretary,  said: “Our armed forces have stepped up to support the police in their investigation in Salisbury, building on the vital expertise and information already provided by our world-renowned scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down.“We have the right people with the right skills to assist with this crucial inquiry. This is a dreadful incident and my thoughts remain with the victims and their families.” Forensic science experts, working alongside member of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism team at the home of Sergei Skripal Credit:Vagner Vidal/ INS News Agency Ltd Forensic science experts, working alongside member of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism team at the home of Sergei Skripal  Royal Marines and defence scientists held joint drills to practice dealing with chemical and biological attacks as recently as last month.Exercise Toxic Dagger held in February was the biggest practice of its kind and saw the marines detecting and dealing with deadly toxic threats. Yulia and Sergei Skripal were believed to have been poisoned while out for a meal – but it has emerged they were probably exposed to nerve gas at home The investigation into the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal took a dramatic turn today when it emerged the detective made seriously ill in the nerve agent attack was poisoned at the home of the Russian spy.Around 180 specially trained troops from the Royal Marines and the RAF Regiment will be deployed on Friday to safely remove potentially contaminated material from sites in Salisbury.A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The Counter Terrorism Policing Network has requested assistance from the military to remove a number of vehicles and objects from the scene in Salisbury town centre as they have the necessary capability and expertise. The public should not be alarmed and the public health advice remains the same. “The military has the expertise and capability to respond to a range of contingencies. The Ministry of Defence regularly assists the emergency services and local authorities in the UK. Military assistance will continue as necessary during this investigation.” Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits the Maltings area of Salisbury after the attempted murder of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, YuliaCredit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph Asked if there were any leads in the case, Lord Blair told the Today Programme on Radio 4: “There are some indications that the police officer who was injured had been to the house, whereas there was a doctor who looked after the patients in the open, who hasn’t been affected at all. “So there maybe some clues floating around in here.” The Telegraph has confirmed that Det Sgt Bailey did attend the house.The disclosure that Det Sgt Bailey was poisoned at the Skripal family home – rather than at the scene where the pair collapsed – strongly indicates that the nerve agent was administered there.That means the Skripals were in all likelihood not attacked in the street, as previously thought, but poisoned in their own home. Counter-terrorism police and security services will now be investigating how the nerve agent was administered. Nerve agent is most toxic if weaponised in an aerosol spray and takes immediate effect. The revelation that Det Sgt Bailey was poisoned at the house suggests that the Skripals may have ingested the nerve agent and will raise the possibility that Yulia Skripal had inadvertently brought some gift for her 66-year-old father from Moscow that contained the nerve agent.Miss Skripal, 33, had flown into London on Saturday, the day before the pair collapsed.Both remain in intensive care, unconscious and fighting for their lives.Col Skripal was convicted of treason in 2006 and jailed for 13 years for selling secrets to MI6, which had recruited him in the 1990s.Col Skripal, a senior intelligence officer with Russian military intelligence GRU, was pardoned in a spy swap in 2010 and settled in Salisbury.The Kremlin is being blamed for the assassination attempt. Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who is being treated in hospital, was made seriously ill after being sent to Colonel Skripal’s house in Salisbury. Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits the Maltings area of Salisbury after the attempted murder of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Yulia and Sergei Skripal were believed to have been poisoned while out for a meal - but it has emerged they were probably exposed to nerve gas at home 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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Sanjay Naker arriving at court Sanjay Naker leaving the courtCredit:Brais G. Rouco/Central News Sanjay Naker was jailed for eight years You took her to a filthy secluded corner, and the CCTV footage which is compelling to my mind, shows that she could barely stand upJudge Freya Newberry Sanjay Naker leaving the court Sanjay Naker was jailed for eight yearsCredit:Met Police “You dragged her to a chosen spot, using some force, and for half an hour you repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted her.”She was either unconscious or nearly unconscious with her tights and underwear down her legs. She is still a teenager, coming to terms with what happened to her and was particularly vulnerable in her state and level of extreme intoxication.”She has been left anxious and afraid, reclusive and scared and really repulsed by an idea of any intimate relationships.”Telling the court Naker had no previous convictions and was a “graduate with a successful career”, the judge said: “You have a respectable life who had a good future ahead of you, with your background you have a network of caring friends and family. “If you formed a view that the woman wanted to have sex with you, you were very much mistaken.”Naker insisted he would have stopped if he believed the 18-year-old was not consenting.But Naker was convicted by a jury of three charges of rape, one count of attempted rape and one of sexual assault. He was cleared of a further charge of assault by penetration having denied all charges. As Naker was led from the dock, his mother began to wail as friends told him to be brave and stay strong. The teenage college student had joined her cousin on a night out to celebrate a birthday and she knew nobody else at the club.She learnt the next day how she had been kissing a man from the party on the sofas in the VIP area later that night, but had no recollection of it. “It shows she fell and banged her head, and even in her intoxicated state, she was trying to get away from you. When she woke up in pain in hospital the next day she said she ‘felt really really scared.’She sobbed as the told the court: “I did not remember having sexual intercourse with anyone that night. I do not go clubbing very often and I don’t drink that much.”It was like I was drugged or something and my head hurt so I thought I might have hit it at some point. I did not want to have sex.” She could be seen outside on CCTV staggering about after being denied re-entry to the club, falling into a gutter.Naker, of Wood Green, north London, was jailed for eight years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life. A married PriceWaterhouseCooper consultant raped a teenager who was so drunk she could “barely stand up” after picking her up from the gutter outside a London nightclub. Sanjay Naker, 28, dragged the 18-year-old into an alleyway to rape her after she was thrown out of Number 1 club in London Bridge for being too intoxicated.He slung the teenager over his shoulder and carried her from the busy street on 11 March last year before subjecting his victim to a 30 minute attack.Naker was found by a passerby at 4.45am, standing over the woman and zipping up his trousers, as she lay unconscious and half naked.He told police the teenager had begged him for sex, and even got back into bed with his wife in the early hours after returning to the house he shared with her and his mother.  Sanjay Naker arriving at courtCredit:Brais G. Rouco/Central News Judge Freya Newberry told Naker at Inner London Crown Court: “It was quite clear that you decided that you wanted to have sex with her and she had no recollection of what happened but you saw an opportunity.”It was a mixture of your own desire and arrogance regardless of any intoxication on your part.”You took her to a filthy secluded corner, and the CCTV footage which is compelling to my mind, shows that she could barely stand up. 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. read more

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Mladen BojinovićMontpellierMontpellier handball ← Previous Story EHF CL Topscorer Frantisek Sulc ready to back for Slovakia NT Next Story → French Cup (1/8 Final): Paris defeat Chambery! After 10 fantastic seasons in French Montpellier, Mladen Bojinovic (35) doesn’t want to left France at the end of the contract with French champion. Bojinovic, who lost his place in the Serbian National Team is close to sign contract two years with Paris HC. Team from Paris will have difficult task to keep position in the French Elite. Currently, Paris is 13th on the League table with same number of points (8) as the last team, Ivry.Bojinovic was the key player in the biggest Montpellier’s success, EHF Champions League trophy in 2003.source: novosti.rs read more

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first_img http://jrnl.ie/3064400 Friday 4 Nov 2016, 10:52 PM Share14 Tweet Email1 Short URL “I felt a tremendous amount of pressure, all of which I asked for of course, but at the same time I felt very ambivalent … Ambivalence has been one of the great signatures of my life, so, whenever those moments would arrive, instead of being able to sit back and just enjoy it, which I have to say I probably am able to do today, when I was younger I was not able to do it at all.”Bruce and IrelandHe also spoke about his fears that someone would die when he played Slane with the E Street Band in 1985.“We hadn’t played for 90,000 before, it was the first time. We came out and the audience was rowdy and swaying this way and swaying that way, and people were dropping into little holes in the crowd.All I was thinking was ‘someone is going to get hurt and it’s going to be on me, it is going to be my responsibility’.It really concerned me very deeply and I had half of a nervous breakdown during the intermission.I think Pete Townsend was there and he said: ‘oh yeah, that’s what it’s like!’. However, he added that his gigs in Dublin last year were “very satisfying”.“It is very lovely, I am deeply appreciative and I am blessed at this point in my life to have an audience like that, to be able to perform still to the best of our abilities, to bring more glory to our band’s name and it’s a good life, I have no complaints.”Read: Bruce Springsteen opens up about depression in his new memoir> 27,850 Views By Cliodhna Russell 28 Comments Nov 4th 2016, 10:52 PM Bruce tells Tubridy he still feels like a ‘complete fake’ in London interview It was the first time The Late Late Show travelled for an interview since Gay Byrne went to London to talk to Jane Fonda in 1989. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN STILL feels like a ‘complete fake’ and at the height of his fame, he felt a “tremendous amount of pressure”.In an interview for The Late Late Show, Springsteen spoke about Catholicism, being brought up by his half Irish family, being treated for depression and having “half of a nervous breakdown during the intermission” of Slane concert in 1985.Ryan Tubridy traveled to London for the interview with The Boss. It was the first time the show left RTÉ for an interview since Gay Byrne went to London to interview Jane Fonda in 1989.Springsteen described how, at the height of his fame, he was unable to enjoy it.In the States we were on magazines called Time and Newsweek at the same time. In those days, these were very prestigious news magazines that did not put entertainers on their cover very often and I ended up on the cover of both.That should have been an ‘I’ve arrived’ moment but it was like ‘I’ve arrived, let me out of here! Let me get away as quick as I can!’ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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