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Hughton understands anger of fans

first_imgNorwich boss Chris Hughton understands the frustrations of Canaries supporters over the club’s slide towards the Barclays Premier League drop zone. Press Association Hughton told BBC Radio Norfolk: “The supporters show the passions of their club. We have the same passions here and I am desperate as a manager to make sure we keep making progress. “We certainly understand and respect the opinions of the supporters. It is their club and one thing I can guarantee is that we are working as hard as we can to be looking upwards.” Hughton remains convinced his side can pull out of their recent slide and regain their form of the previous two seasons, which brought them 11th and 12th-placed finishes. He added: “In a league that is very tight around we know we’re only three points away from 10th place. “But we want to fight and work as hard as we can to make sure we can start looking upwards.” center_img City have slumped to within two points of the bottom three after going six league games without a win – and their 3-0 FA Cup loss at Fulham on Tuesday night left some fans calling for Hughton’s head. Further reversals at home to Hull on Saturday and Newcastle on Tuesday would pile the pressure on Hughton, with chief executive David McNally having indicated the manager is doing his job providing he keeps the club out of the bottom three. last_img read more

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Low-turnout forces Fort Lauderdale mayoral race into run-off

first_imgFort Lauderdale voters will have to vote again for a new mayor and commissioners. A low turn-out primary election on Tuesday Jan 16, forced the run-off election that is now set for March 13th. Just 14.1 percent, or about 17,000 of the approximately 120,455 registered voters in the city voted for mayor and commissioners in the election. That left Dean Trantalis with the most votes in the mayor’s race but still under the 50 percent mark. He finished with 46 percent ahead of second-place finisher Bruce Roberts with 31 percent.The two candidates will now face-off in March.Plethora of issuesIf elected, Trantalis says he wants to deal with a plethora of issues — homelessness, jobs, flooding, sea level rise and other problems. Fix city’s infrastructureRoberts agree that fixing the city’s infrastructure, including broken sewage pipes that have caused a mess in local canals and sections of the Intracoastal Waterway, which is a major priority. He also said development is an issue he plans to tackle case by case. Two run-off elections for commission seat alsoIn the three City Commission races, only one was decided Tuesday, when Rober Mckenzie won the District 3 seat with 51.83 percent of the votes over his closest challenger Donna Guthrie with 38.06 percent.The District 2 and 4 races will be decided also in run-off elections on March 13th. In District 2, Steven Glassman who received 34.80 percent of the votes goes up against Tim Smith who received 25.18 percent. In District 4 the contenders will be Benjamin “Ben” Sorenson who received 42.14 percent and warren Sturman with 31.14 percent.In the fourth seat, northeast Fort Lauderdale’s District 1, Heather Moraitis, a former Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale president, won when she ran unopposed. The new mayor and commission will be sworn in on March 20th.last_img read more

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Juventus given permission by Schalke to speak with Arsenal target

first_img1 Juventus have been given permission by Schalke to speak with Arsenal target Julian Draxler.As talkSPORT told you, the Germany World Cup winner is rumoured to be on the move this summer and clubs across Europe have shown an interest.Arsenal were after the 21-year-old back in January, while Juventus scouted him throughout last season.And now the Italian champions have been given permission to speak with the German’s representatives as they work on a deal for his signature.“Juventus sent us a written request asking to be authorised to speak with Draxler’s agent,” Schalke director of sport Horst Heldt told Bild.“We allowed it, even though at the moment we haven’t received a precise offer from the Turin club.” Arsenal target Julian Draxler last_img

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Warriors 3 Things: Kevin Durant’s free agent drama has reached a tipping point

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.The Warriors beat the Lakers 115-101 Saturday night, as LeBron James took the night off for “load management”.Here are two thoughts on the game itself and one thought on the postgame scene: DeMarcus Cousins authored his signature Golden State momentI won’t lie — I didn’t think DeMarcus Cousins was going to make it.The Warriors’ center took off from inside the free-throw circle, and given that he is coming …last_img

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Male Imparts More to Embryo than Just DNA

first_imgA team of biologists have confirmed that male sperm RNAs are delivered to the oocyte along with the DNA.  Specifically, paternal messenger RNAs are delivered to the egg.  These might influence development and put the male’s imprint on the developing zygote.  Writing in Nature,1 the researchers speculate what the finding means:Why should spermatozoa messenger RNAs be transferred to the oocyte?  Messenger RNAs encoding proteins that bind nucleic acids, such as protamine-2, are likely to be deleterious and are probably degraded following entry, and a similar fate may await other RNAs that gain access.  But some may have a role in the developing zygote: for example, clusterin (also known as sulphated glycoprotein-2, or SGP-2) is delivered to the oocyte and has been implicated in cell-cell and cell-substratum interactions, enhancement of fertility rate, lipid transportation, membrane recycling, stabilization of stress proteins, and promotion or inhibition of apoptosis.  These may therefore be required in the early zygote but unnecessary in the oocyte.  Alternatively (or in addition), these and other unidentified molecules, such as small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), may participate in processes such as pronuclear formation, the orchestration of events leading to oocyte activation, the transition from maternal to embryonic gene control, and the establishment of imprints in early embryos.But haven’t cloning and parthenogenesis experiments shown the male contribution to the zygote is dispensable?However, the success of such experiments and of somatic-cell nuclear transfer is limited, as is the production of human embryonic stem cells after somatic-cell nuclear transfer.  This may be because sperm RNAs contribute to early development.  Transcripts that are specific to male germ cells play a role in the differentiation of embryonic stem cells and their function may not be easily replaced.They conclude that these accessory RNAs delivered in sperm may be necessary for fertility, and may influence the developing embryo with a signature only the male can provide.1Ostermeier et al., “Reproductive biology: Delivering spermatozoan RNA to the oocyte,” Nature 429, 154 (13 May 2004); doi:10.1038/429154a.Men have been taking a beating lately (see 03/31/2004 headline), so this should provide some rebuttal.  In this day of experimental families and marriages and test-tube reproduction, we need to realize that there is no substitute in a family for a man and a woman.  This extends all the way up from the gametes to the sexual identity and role modeling of the whole person.    The origin of sexuality is the “queen of evolutionary problems.”  To a Darwinist, it doesn’t make any sense.  It is costly and complex.  For a good treatment on the seriousness of this problem to Darwinians, see chapter 4 of the new book by Harrub and Thompson, The Truth About Human Origins (Apologetics Press, 2004).  Viewed instead as a gift of God for love, pleasure, education, diversity of roles and talents and gifts, and as a picture of his intimacy with his creatures, it can be seen as not just an accident of a purposeless past, but an awe-inspiring and beautiful thing.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South Africa’s commercial radio stations

first_imgA guide to South Africa’s commercial radio stations, which includes what each offers, what frequency to tune into and where the broadcasting areas are.South Africa’s commercial radio stations include Metro FM, Jacaranda FM and Kaya FM. (Image: Jacaranda FM, Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterUnder apartheid, South Africa had only two independent radio stations. With the deregulation of broadcasting in the late 1990s, the number of commercial stations operating outside of state control proliferated.In 1996 six lucrative SABC stations were privatised: Gauteng’s 947 and Radio Jacaranda, KwaZulu-Natal’s East Coast Radio, the Western Cape’s KFM 94.5, the Eastern Cape’s Radio Algoa and the Free State’s OFM. The government raised over R500-million as the stations were licensed to various black-controlled groups.In early 1997 eight new commercial radio licences were granted for broadcasting in South Africa’s three biggest cities – Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Applicants targeting black audiences with new formats were generally favoured, with two “smooth jazz” licences, Heart 104.9 in Cape Town and Igagasi 99.5 in Durban; one urban youth station, YFM; and one urban contemporary station, Kaya FM. The remaining four licences went to an English-language talk station, CapeTalk 567; two Afrikaans talk stations, Punt in Cape Town and Durban; and a classical music station, Classic FM.Metro FMBroadcast in English, Metro FM is the largest national commercial station in South Africa, targeting 25- to 34-year-old black urban adults – who its owner the SABC describes as “trendy, innovative, progressive and aspirational”. While the station does have some information and educational aspects, the focus is firmly on contemporary international music – hip-hop, R&B, kwaito and more.Frequency: 96.4 FMMetro FM websiteBroadcast area: Metropolitan areas of Gauteng, Limpopo, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western CapeAudience (past seven days): 5.26-millionLanguage: EnglishOffers live internet audioJacaranda FMOne of the largest independent commercial stations and also broadcasting in Gauteng, Jacaranda offers a mix of more easy-listening adult contemporary music and news.Frequency: 94.2 FMJacaranda FM websiteBroadcast area: GautengAudience (past seven days): 2.32-millionLanguage: EnglishOffers live internet audioEast Coast RadioEast Coast broadcasts a mix of music and news to Durban and throughout KwaZulu-Natal.Frequency: 94 to 95 FMEast Coast radio websiteBroadcast area: KwaZulu-NatalAudience (past seven days): 2.06-millionLanguage: EnglishOffers live internet audioYfmHome of Kwaito and the “Y Generation”, Y is the country’s most popular youth station. Yfm has a self-imposed 50% local music quota – more than any other radio station in the country. It works in partnership with New York-based Masters At Work, who have released SA artists into the US and Europe as part of YFM’s ongoing commitment to South African music and culture.Frequency: 99.2 FMYFM websiteBroadcast area: GautengAudience (past seven days): 1.34-millionLanguage: EnglishOffers live internet audio5FMThe SABC’s trendy youth-oriented station, 5FM’s emphasis is on the latest music, movies and South African youth trends. Broadcasting in English to South Africa’s metropolitan areas, its music styles are international, and include a strong component of South African artists of world standard.Frequency: see the 5FM frequency finder5FM websiteBroadcast area: Metropolitan areas of Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western CapeAudience (past seven days): 1.32-millionLanguage: EnglishOffers live internet audio947 (previously known as 94.7 Highveld Stereo)Popular home of Anele’s Breakfast Club, 947 broadcasts a mix of contemporary music that connects with Joburg. It is owned by Primedia Broadcasting.Frequency: 94.7 FM947 websiteBroadcast area: GautengAudience (past seven days): 1.18-millionLanguage: EnglishOwned by: PrimediaKaya FMKaya FM provides an African-focused adult contemporary and jazz format, with a mix of music and talk. One of the country’s newest radio stations, Kaya broadcasts throughout Gauteng.Frequency: 95.9 FMKaya FM websiteBroadcast area: GautengAudience (past seven days): 932 000Language: EnglishOffers live internet audioGood Hope FMCape Town’s largest radio station, the SABC’s Good Hope FM plays contemporary music ranging from R&B, ballads and pop through to hip hop, dance, jazz and old school. With a broadcast footprint covering metropolitan Cape Town, Langebaan, Malmesbury, Wellington, Paarl, Franchhoek, Stellenbosch and Gordon’s Bay, it targets the 22- to 32-year-old age group.Frequency: 93.9 to 96.7 FMGood Hope FM websiteBroadcast area: Western CapeAudience (past seven days): 620 000Language: EnglishOffers live internet audioAlgoa FMAlgoa FM’s music and news is broadcast to the entire Eastern Cape region.Frequency: 94 to 96.7 FMAlgoa FM websiteBroadcast area: Eastern CapeAudience (past seven days): 448 000Language: EnglishOffers live internet audio702702 is Gauteng’s number-one current affairs and information station, offering news, sport, business and actuality programming – and lots of phone-in debate. Established in 1980, it was initially a youth music station, moving to the more adult talk format in 1988. During the apartheid era it was one of the only independent sources of broadcast news. The station is owned by Primedia.Frequency: 92.7 FM702 websiteBroadcast area: GautengAudience (past seven days): 281 000Language: EnglishOffers live internet audioCapeTalk 567Broadcasting on Medium Wave 567, CapeTalk is Cape Town’s first talk radio station. CapeTalk promises to bring you all the news, views, sport, weather, traffic and information you need. It is owned by Primedia.Frequency: 567 AM (MW)CapeTalk 567 websiteBroadcast area: Western CapeAudience (past seven days): 82 000Language: EnglishOffers live internet audioClassic FMBased on the UK station, Classic FM has been broadcasting classical music throughout Gauteng since September 1997. Through their partnership with Business Day, the station offers in-depth business coverage each week night from 6pm. There are also lifestyle features, news, financial updates, sport, and interviews with local artists and composers.Frequency: 102.7 FMClassic FM websiteBroadcast area: GautengAudience (past seven days): 151 000Language: EnglishOffers live internet audioKfm 94.5With the tagline “The most music. Feel Great”, Kfm 94.5 broadcasts adult contemporary music in the Western Cape and as far afield as Alexander Bay and the Northern Cape. It is owned by Primedia.Frequency: 94.5 FMKfm 94.5 websiteBroadcast area: Western Cape, Northern CapeAudience (past seven days): 1.29-millionLanguage: EnglishOffers live internet audioOFMThe commercial regional station of the Free State (a province with the name Orange Free State before 1994, hence the O), OFM broadcasts adult contemporary music.Frequency: 94 to 97 FMOFM websiteBroadcast area: Free StateAudience (past seven days): 436 000Language: English and AfrikaansOffers live internet audioRadio 2000To the listener, Radio 2000 is a laid back and non-intrusive radio station. Radio 2000, being a facility station, relies heavily on sports broadcasts. The result is that its listenership fluctuates, since it is often based on national and international sports events.Frequency: 97.2 to 100.2 FMRadio 2000 websiteBroadcast area: All provinces, except the Northern CapeAudience (past seven days): 151 000Language: EnglishChannel AfricaThe international radio service of the SABC offers a multilingual source of information on Africa – with news, music and sports. Broadcasts are in Chinyanja, Silozi, Kiswahili, English, French and Portuguese, with shortwave broadcasts covering south, east, central and west Africa, satellite broadcasts covering the sub-Saharan region – and internet broadcasts covering the entire world.Frequency: see the Channel Africa frequency guideChannel Africa websiteBroadcast area: south, east, central and west Africa (shortwave)Language: English, Chinyanja, Silozi, Kiswahili, French and PortugueseOffers live internet audioUseful linksAnt RadioBroadcasting Complaints Commission of South AfricaDepartment of CommunicationsFreedom of Expression InstituteInstitute for the Advancement of JournalismWits JournalismMedia Development and Diversity AgencyMedia Institute of Southern AfricaNational Association of BroadcastersNational Community Radio ForumPrimediaSouth African Audience Research FoundationSouth African Broadcasting CorporationSouth African National Editors ForumWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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We have plans for Sehwag: SA coach

first_imgSouth Africa coach Corrie van Zyl has said that his team has worked out special strategies to counter India opener Virender Sehwag during the three-match Test series.”Sehwag would realise very quickly that he is now in South Africa and not on the tame pitches of his homeland. I know he has been successful against us in the past, but that was mainly in India. Look at his record in South Africa,” van Zyl told the Afrikaans daily Beeld.”It is easier to bowl to him here than in India, where the bowlers are punished heavily for every small error,” Van Zyl said. Sehwag was recently described as the most destructive batsman in world cricket today by West Indian legend Vivian Richards and the Indian opener is currently toiling hard to get acclimatised with the conditions in South Africa.Team India coach Gary Kirsten said Sehwag was of immeasurable value to the team.”Even if he gets just 30 or 40, he does it so fast that he always places the opposition’s bowlers under pressure. He also makes it much easier for the other batsmen around him, by taking the pressure of them,” Kirsten said.Sehwag has hit five centuries against South Africa in 12 Tests, with his 319 off just 304 balls against the Proteas in Chennai in 2008 remaining his highest Test score.Corrie rued that the Super-Sport Park pitch at Centurion had slowed down but feels that there should be enough spice in the strip to bother the Indian top-order in the first Test starting December 16.advertisementThe Test venue on which the Proteas have had most success isn’t what it used to be but van Zyl is still hopeful that there would be some pace and bounce.”The wicket has had a lot of traffic – what with Champions Trophy and Champions League – and they struggle to get grass to grow on it. That’s why it’s slowed down,” van Zyl said.”They (the groundsmen) are confident they can prepare something with pace and bounce,” he added.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Kevin Belingon, Bibiano Fernandes get automatic ONE title rematch

first_imgLATEST STORIES “That’s an automatic rematch,” Sityodtong announced during a press conference after the event.READ: Kevin Belingon yields ONE bantamweight belt after getting disqualifiedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe third bout got off to an explosive start with Belingon getting the upper hand early before Fernandes caught him with an overhand right to the jaw that most fighters wouldn’t have taken as well as the Filipino star did.Fernandes and Belingon continued to trade blows in the next two rounds before Belingon accidentally hit Fernandes with illegal blows to the back of the head. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Belingon was initially given a yellow card before ultimately earning a red card that meant disqualification. The result gave the belt back to Fernandes, who lost to Belingon five months ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Back to zero as Team Lakay loses all ONE world titles in heartbreaking stretch PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes will meet again for the fourth time. Photo from ONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan–After an abrupt end to their trilogy on Sunday night, it’s only fitting that Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes will get to do it again.Chatri Sityodtong, founder, chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, said the two rivals are set for a fourth meeting.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director View commentslast_img read more

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Bear euthanized after breaking into campers tent at Peace Island Park early

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. — A frightening incident led to a black bear being destroyed by Conservation Officers on Sunday after it broke into an occupied tent on Peace Island Park early that morning.Sgt. Shawn Brinsky with the Conservation Officer Service said that the C-O-S first received a call at around 2:30 yesterday morning of a black bear that was up a tree in Peace Island Park. She said that such reports are not uncommon, especially at this time of year, and that officers decided to investigate further after daybreak. At around 9:20 a.m., officers responded after getting another report from park staff of a bear that had been hanging around the area, before they learned from a camper at the park that a bear had broken through the screen of his tent at around around 1:00 a.m. The camper was not injured and scared the bear off, but the animal returned to the tent three hours later. Sgt. Brinsky said that Conservation Officers evacuated that area of the park and set several traps, one of which caught caught a bear yesterday evening in the exact same location of the tent. After looking at a photograph previously taken of a bear in a tree, measuring the paw prints on the tent and measuring the caught bear, officers came to the conclusion that the bear was most likely the same one that broke into the tent early that morning. The bear was subsequently euthanized.Sgt. Brinsky said that the incident serves as a warning to campers to keep bear attractants hidden or locked up so that the smells don’t lure the animals. “There’s a couple things at play here,” said Brinksy. “When camping, even in Regional Parks  you in and around greenbelts in this area, you have to make the assumption that you’re going to be in and around wildlife, and that can include bears. You want to make sure you have a clean campsite, and that you’re bear aware. We have to make that people are diligent with keeping attractants and garbage inaccessible to bears. Especially at this time of year when they’re a little bit food-stressed. They’re looking for food, they’re curious, and they’re going to check out smells and odours. A bear demonstrating that type of behaviour is something that is indicative of a bear that’s been rewarded with non-natural food sources.”This isn’t the first close call in Northeast B.C. in recent years. Nearly three years ago to the day, 27-year-old Daniel O’Connor was found to have been killed by a black bear while he slept by a campfire just outside of Mackenzie. The bear and a wolf, which was also seen in the area were later tracked down and euthanized by Conservation Officers.With files from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bear-attack-kills-camper-daniel-ward-o-connor-near-mackenzie-b-c-1.3069202last_img read more

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Apple Qualcomm bury hatchet in royalties battle royale

first_imgSan Francisco: Apple and American microchip manufacturer Qualcomm said Tuesday they have agreed to “dismiss all litigation” against each other worldwide in what had been a sprawling battle over royalty payments. The last-minute settlement cut short a courtroom clash between the tech giants just as it was getting underway in California. For two years, the companies had fought a multi-front brawl that could have required Qualcomm to pay billions. The news sent Qualcomm’s stock price soaring more than 23 percent on Wall Street, its best one-day performance in nearly 20 years. The deal includes a six-year license agreement with the option to extend for two years, and a payment to Qualcomm from Apple, the companies said. At the heart of the battle were the royalties Qualcomm charges for its patented chips, which enable smartphones to connect to mobile networks. Apple accused Qualcomm, which holds the most patents for chips, of taking advantage of its dominant position to charge exorbitant amounts for its chips or access to its patents. Qualcomm denied the allegations and accused Apple of abusing its position and of taking legal action to negotiate prices down. “I believe both Apple and Qualcomm got deeper into this than they wanted to,” analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy said in a statement. “This settlement should be good for the wireless industry as companies should feel free to invest in research, get paid a fair price for those inventions, and consumers take advantage of those innovations at a very rapid pace.” Several hours after the deal was announced, Intel said it was withdrawing from the 5G smartphone modem business, without indicating whether its decision was a cause or consequence of the agreement its rival signed with Apple.last_img read more

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