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City stunned by Stoke, United frustrated again

first_imgBy Toby DavisChampions Manchester City suffered a stunning 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City on Saturday as their cast of attacking talents were blunted in a lifeless display that cost them their first dropped points of the season.Mame Biram Diouf scored a superb individual goal to silence the City fans who have become used to seeing one-sided romps at their Etihad stadium, especially against the Premier League’s lesser lights.It was an equally miserable day for City’s rivals Manchester United whose frustrations continued in a 0-0 draw at promoted Burnley with British-record signing Angel Di Maria unable to spark an improvement in their fortunes.Di Maria, signed from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, showed flashes of his talent in a 70-minute debut, but United still looked short of attacking ideas, claiming only their second point from their opening three league games.Swansea City’s excellent start to the season continued as they swept aside West Bromwich Albion 3-0 to move top of the fledgling table with a maximum nine points, while Southampton came from behind to beat West Ham United 3-1.Crystal Palace, playing their first game under new manager Neil Warnock, scored through on-loan Wilfried Zaha in the fifth minute of stoppage time to grab a 3-3 draw at Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers beat Sunderland 1-0 for their first win since gaining promotion.Chelsea can also have maximum points if they beat Everton in Saturday’s evening kickoff.RESILIENT STOKEGames at City’s home stadium have frequently resembled carefully scripted affairs with their glittering array of stars showering supporters with goals and entertainment.Both were in short supply against a rugged and resilient Stoke, who scored 13 minutes into the second half when Senegal international Diouf raced 60 metres before beating City keeper Joe Hart.This was only the second time in 71 games that City, who looked ruthless in Monday’s 3-1 win over Liverpool, had failed to score at home and ended a run of seven consecutive league wins stretching back to last season’s title triumph.“It’s a surprising defeat because we don’t expect to lose against Stoke but these games sometimes happen,” City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini said.“We tried from everywhere and really we are not very creative we did not find the space and that is credit to Stoke.”DI MARIA DEBUTIt was a similarly ineffectual display from United, whose defence, ripped apart in a 4-0 League Cup defeat to third tier MK Dons on Tuesday, still looked uncomfortable with manager Louis van Gaal’s three centre back system.With cameras panning to former boss Alex Ferguson yawning in the stands, questions are already being asked of Van Gaal, who is struggling to implement his playing style and scrambling to recruit players before the transfer window shuts on Monday.“The progress is there,” he told BT Sport, “but you have to win.“A club like Manchester United has to win. We have two points from nine and that’s disappointing.”Di Maria was undoubtedly United’s best player in the first half, injecting pace and direct running into their midfield while also being the main creative force with clever flicks and pin-point passes.The Argentine was also the architect of United’s best chance with a searching long ball that found Robin van Persie, who could not beat Burnley keeper Tom Heaton, playing against his former club.DYER DOUBLESwansea, who had already beaten United and Burnley in their opening two games, maintained their 100 percent start with a comfortable win over West Brom thanks to two goals from Nathan Dyer and a Wayne Routledge volley.Dyer rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into an empty net after two minutes before Routledge volleyed home beautifully midway through the first half. Dyer stroked home a Gylfi Sigurdsson pass to complete the scoring.Newcastle United thought they had suppressed a spirited Palace when Mike Williamson put them 3-2 ahead in the 88th minute, but Zaha, returning from Manchester United for a second spell at the club, levelled at the death.West Ham paraded loan signing Alex Song before kickoff and took the lead when Mark Noble scored with a deflected shot with 27 minutes on the clock, but Morgan Schneiderlin scored twice and Graziano Pelle added a third to hand Saints boss Ronald Koeman his first Premier League win.last_img read more

Miss, Mrs India Guyana wing off to international pageant in NJ

first_imgMiss India Guyana Shoshanna Ramdeen and Mrs India Guyana Shivanie Latchman departed Guyana on Thursday evening to compete in the international pageant slated for December 9-14 in New Jersey.Miss India Guyana Shoshanna RamdeenThe two beauty ambassadors were accompanied by franchise holder Hashim Ali and an entourage.The Guyanese beauties will compete in the preliminary competitions leading up to the pageant. In high spirits, the two ladies are confident that they will do Guyana proud.Ramdeen’s natural talent, involvement in community service, strong faith, and humility make her a true embodiment of a rounded young lady.Mrs India Guyana Shivanie LatchmanAn avid reader, this 22-year-old draws much of her inspiration from writers who convey real experiences by presenting true accounts of their challenges and revealing how they overcame them. She believes that one is not necessarily born with courage, but rather one is born with potential.She describes herself as a selfless, driven, committed individual, traits she acquired while a student at the Zeeburg Secondary School.After completing her secondary education, this aspiring medical practitioner entered the gates of the Greenheart Medical University where she is currently a third-year medical student.Mrs India Guyana is the founder and lead dancer of the Ishara Dance Troupe. She hails from Diamond/Grove on the East Bank of Demerara, and holds a diploma in computer studies and a diploma in marketing. She is presently employed at the Guyana Marriott Hotel as a Catering/Sales Manager.Apart from work, she is a television host/producer of Entertainment Buzz. As the founder of the dance group, she was quite pleased to have taken it above the others with her blend of old and contemporary styles of filmi, classical folk Bharatanatyam, bhangra and Bollywood music.Latchman has performed with some of the Indian stars who have visited Guyana, such as Karan, Abha, Purvi, Arjune and also as the back-up for Dance India Dance winner Shakti Mohan.In addition, the dance group performed at the 2014 Chutney Monarch Competition held in Trinidad. Dancing, the talented young lady says, is a passion of hers. Guyana Times Entertainment wishes both delegates the very best as they compete in the international pageant.last_img read more

Captains de Leon and Rondina end college careers with a bang

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Bea de Leon was fortunate to have led Ateneo farther, a 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 victory in Game 3 of the finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena sealed the Lady Eagles’ third title in six years.The Ateneo skipper was on the fence about playing a fifth year for the Katipunan squad until coach Oliver Almadro reeled her in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made,” said De Leon, who was named the Finals MVP. “I’m so happy that coach O (Oliver Almadro) still called me up because he had a choice not to and he had a choice to replace me.”Almadro stood by De Leon the whole season, parrying critics of her limited production by saying “she brings a lot more to the court than just scoring.” “I still remember that day when [Almadro called me up] and I’m still thankful for coach O for still wanting me to be part of the team,” De Leon said. “I couldn’t say no to coach O. It was really the best decision I’ve ever made. We’re here and we did it.”Almadro’s faith and De Leon’s decision to stay were repaid as Ateneo held off a young UST team in dominant fashion for the crown.But the Tigresses’ defeat doesn’t make Sisi Rondina a loser. The roar from the sea of yellow as she addressed the UST crowd made it clear that the indefatigable captain would leave on the wings of victory.For Rondina, playing a fifth year for UST was a no-brainer.“I love UST,” she said in Filipino. “I still don’t want to let go of UST.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard MOST READ MPBL welcomes two more members View comments Rondina will graduate in June, a final ceremony to end her stay in España. And oh, how she would have loved to leave behind a shining trophy.But there at the place where all journeys end, there was no tangible symbol of victory. Rondina did not leave empty-handed though; the Thomasian community made sure she heard—loud and clear—its parting present.And Rondina did leave something behind: a legacy.“When someone says ‘Sisi Rondina’ they will be reminded of someone who gave it all for the school, someone who never wanted to let UST down.”“I hope the players who remain will always remember to love UST and give it their all for UST like I did.”De Leon and Rondina. In an arena that measures wins and losses, only one of them left in a rain of confetti and cheers, cradling a trophy for her efforts.But where sports is measured by a dedication, passion and love for both game and team, they both walked off as champions. —WITH A REPORT FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books They are as different as anyone can be. Their backgrounds, their style of play and their roles with their squads. But once their paths converged, once their careers collided in a championship clash, the similarities began emerging.They were captains, and they would steer their respective ships as far as humanly possible.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila cardlast_img read more

Lionel Messi: ‘I would be thrilled if Neymar came back’

first_imgFILE – Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) looks on as Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar kicks the all during the International Champions Cup (ICC) match between Juventus FC and FC Barcelona, at the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on July 22, 2017. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD / AFP)Barcelona captain Lionel Messi would be “thrilled” if Neymar returned to the Catalan side but insisted they could still win trophies without the Brazilian.In an interview with the Catalan newspaper Sport this week, Messi said the return of Neymar, who was at Barca from 2013 and 2017 when he left for Paris Saint-Germain, could only strengthen the Spanish champions.ADVERTISEMENT “I would be thrilled if Neymar came back,” said the Argentine.“I understand that not everyone agrees. That’s normal after everything that happened around Ney, the way in which he left, the way he abandoned us.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“But when you look at the sporting angle, for me Neymar is one of the best players in the world and obviously would improve our chances of getting the results we want.”The summer transfer window saw an on-off soap opera surrounding the 27-year-old’s apparent desire to leave PSG, who paid a world record 222 million euros ($264 million at the time) in 2017, with Barcelona and Real Madrid both linked. Ultimately he stayed in the French capital, at least for the time being.“I am not disappointed,” said Messi. “I would have liked it if he had come and been with us but, as I have said, we have an exceptional squad to challenge for every title, even without him.”Messi denied reports he had used his influence to try and force the Barcelona board to push through the deal.“Here, it is not me that gives the orders,” he said. “We never said that he had to be brought in. We didn’t make any demands.”“I don’t know if the club (Barcelona) wanted it to happen. What I do know is that Neymar really wanted it. But I understand it is very difficult to negotiate with PSG.”ADVERTISEMENT Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study PLAY LIST 01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption View commentscenter_img Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption NCAA: Lyceum handily beats Perpetual for solo No. 2 Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Friday Neymar “did everything” to force through a return to the Camp Nou in the close season, but his club could “not meet” the French champions’ demands.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City MOST READlast_img read more

Taxes rising in Stonecrest

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – The county has been undercharging homeowners in a Canyon Country neighborhood for maintaining common areas and plans to charge them an additional $200 a year to bridge the gap. The tax, which pays to maintain hillsides and street medians, has been a point of contention among some Stonecrest residents, with those opposed to annexing to the city of Santa Clarita trumpeting the likelihood of lower costs under county control. In recent years, many Stonecrest residents have grown comfortable with the $400-some annual fee charged by the county, not realizing a credit was applied toward the actual $700 charge. The credit soon will vanish. “The reason the county was able to credit the homeowners that much is the county’s fund balance reserve was great enough to cover some of the costs of maintenance in that area,” said Imee Perius, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. The fund has been depleted, she said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the matter in June or July and property owners will be charged the full $700 on tax bills mailed in November, Perius said. The cost of providing service in 2005-06 is expected to surpass assessments collected by $125,000. In 2004-05, expenses topped assessments by $127,000, she said. From 2002 to 2005, property owners paid $413 because they were credited $287. In 2005-06 the charge increased to $497 because the credit dropped to $203. The 631-home community comprises Upper Stonecrest, whose common areas are maintained by a homeowners association, and Lower Stonecrest, whose medians and hillsides are maintained by the county. If Stonecrest is annexed to Santa Clarita, city officials have said they would match the county’s current fee as long as maintenance costs are covered. A cost-of-living increase of about 3 percent a year could be triggered if the fee reaches the $700 cap, and the sum would be compounded. The county has capped the fee at $700 yearly. Some who have protested the annexation praise the county’s fiscal operations and predicted the city would charge more for services. City-maintained landscape maintenance districts can adjust fees to keep pace with inflation. In a vote held last year to gauge Lower Stonecrest residents’ views on the matter if the area is annexed, a majority approved an increased fee in line with the Consumer Price Index, said Kai Luoma, a senior planner for the city. “If fees can’t go up to match increases in inflation, services will decrease because funds will not be there to cover an increase in the cost of services,” Luoma said earlier. In 10 years, with an average increase of 3 percent a year, the fee would rise $240. Luoma has said that would be offset by the approximate $200 annual utility tax the county charges but the city does not. Annexing Stonecrest would be a masterstroke for the city because the tract is the nearest to the planned Cemex sand and gravel mine, a project city officials have spent $5.5 million battling. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Indiana Conservation Officers Search for Missing Columbus Man

first_imgMatlock, 26, of Columbus, last had communication with friends and family yesterday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m.  During these conversations, Matlock spoke of kayaking the Driftwood or Flatrock Rivers near Columbus. Authorities were contacted early this morning when he failed to return home.  His kayak is also missing from the home.Indiana Conservation Officers are requesting the public’s assistance with any information leading to the whereabouts of Matlock.  Matlock is 5’8’ tall and weighs 180 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be in the Tannehill Trailer Park area and is believed to be wearing a bright yellow coat with a black and yellow stocking cap.  He could also be with a blue/black/yellow kayak.If you have any information, please contact Indiana Conservation Officer Dispatch at 812-837-9536.Indiana Conservation Officers are being assisted in the search by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police. Due to the low light conditions on Thursday evening, Indiana Conservation Officers have suspended the search for Keygan Matlock. The search will resume Friday at 8:00 a.m. Indiana Conservation Officers and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for a missing Columbus man.last_img read more

Yahoo Mobile Announcements at CES

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces richard macmanus What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Yahoo issued a slew ofpress releases today, at CES, all about their mobile Internet services. The main news isthe launch of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 (now availablefor java-based handsets) and Yahoo!oneSearch. This comes on the back of recent initiatives by Google, which appears tobe leading the Mobile Internet and search space right now – over half of US users go toGoogle for mobile search, according to M:Metrics, withYahoo in second place. So, not to be outdone, Yahoo has ramped up its Go brand for mobileand introduced the new oneSearch product – which essentially creates an on-the-fly portalpage for each search query.Yahoo also made several joint announcements with key operator and device manufacturerpartners, related to the two product launches: with Nokia,Opera,Blackberry(RIM), Samsung and 3Group. In addition, Yahoo says it is working with Sony on a release for “BRAVIAInternet Video Link”, one of Sony’s new digital home initiatives.Go 2.0 betaThe launch of the beta version of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 introduces a newmobile-optimized search UI and product design. The main design feature is the iPod-like“carousel”, which allows you to navigate around the various Yahoo! Go widgets. The Yahoo! Go 2.0 beta is being promoted via a partnershipwith Motorola’s new MOTORAZR maxx V6 and MOTORAZR V3xx devices. Beginning in the firsthalf of 2007, Yahoo! Go 2.0 will be pre-loaded on select new mobile devices fromMotorola. Yahoo! Go 2.0 is also availableto download onto “more than 70 other mobile devices from major manufacturersworldwide and use it on most wireless networks.”oneSearchAs of now, Yahoo! oneSearch is available only on the Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 beta.However according to thepress release, by the end of January 2007 Yahoo! plans to have oneSearch availableacross all their Mobile Web and SMS services. As well, Yahoo! oneSearch will roll out inadditional country and language versions in the coming months. More details at the Y!Search Blog.Mobile Internet Search Hots UpAs mentioned at the top of this post, Google is currently leading the charge in theMobile Internet search space, with various international mobile deals inked (particularlyinn Asia, where mobile is very big) and an apparent lead in the behind-the-times USmobile market. So these announcements by Yahoo are in a sense a game of catch-up, atleast in public perception. Expect there to be many more announcements and improvementsin mobile search before the year is out though, from Yahoo, Google and MSN. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#CES 2006#conferences#mobile#web#Yahoo last_img read more

Daily Wrap: iBooks 2 Not an Immediate Game Changer and More

first_imgWill Windows Phone Get Instagram Before Android?Fast Company is reporting that Instagram is working with Microsoft to develop a version of the popular photography app for Windows Phone.Critics love Windows Phone, but it still has a relatively low market share, which left most people to assume Instagram would next aim to conquer Android. The photography application was named the iPhone’s app of the year by Apple and now has more than 15 million users. (more) Top 0 Lessons Learned from the SOPA ProtestSo what just happened? Well, several of the world’s most prominent Web destinations interrupted their regular programming to remind their readers of the dangers of a world where certain content may be arbitrarily made to disappear. For most Americans, this was probably the first they’d seen of any efforts by Congress to change the Internet, for whatever reason they’d want to do so. (more) Related Posts Ditch the Dongle: Make Payments With Your Smartphone’s Camera With Card.ioImagine making credit card-based payment with your smartphone. Visions of dongles are go dancing through your head. This is a function of conditioning that companies like Square and Intuit have taught users to expect. But, what if you could make a payment just by scanning the card with your smartphone’s camera? Ditch the dongle. That is the goal of payments startup card.io. (more)Keep up with ReadWriteWeb by subscribing to our RSS feed or email newsletter. You can also follow ReadWriteWeb across the web on Google+, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Apple Takes Aim at Education With iBooks 2 and Textbook Publishing ToolsHaving already done their part to shake up several industries, Apple officially unveiled what the company hopes is the next phase in textbooks. Starting today, iBooks 2 will be available in the iTunes App Store. The update will provide access to Apple’s new breed of interactive textbooks, which are aimed at high school students and will cost $14.99 each. To help populate the store, the company is also launching a suite of digital publishing tools for authors. Phil Schiller, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Marketing, revealed the company’s plans this morning. (more) Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Twitter Buys Summify for the Next 500 Million UsersTwitter has acquired Summify, a service that digests the links in one’s Twitter feed and produces a daily email of the most relevant stories. The developers will join Twitter’s Growth team, and their work will still “explore ways to help people connect and engage with relevant, timely news.” As Twitter nears 500 million users, it needs new ways to teach them how the service works. (more) John Paul Titlow doesn’t think today’s launch of iBooks 2 will disrupt the textbook industry anytime soon. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.Sometimes it’s difficult to catch every story that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed in the ReadWriteWeb Community, including a link to some of the most popular discussions in our offsite communities on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ as well. Foxconn Chair Calls Employees AnimalsTerry Gou, chairman of Taipei-based Hon Hai, Foxconn’s parent company, called his employees animals at a recent company party, according to Want China Times. Foxconn makes many of the devices Western consumers use, such as the iPhone and the Kindle.“Hon Hai has a workforce of over one million worldwide,” he said, “and as human beings are also animals, to manage one million animals gives me a headache.” (more) A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Apple Won’t Disrupt the Textbook Industry Anytime SoonStarting today, Apple’s iBooks 2 became available in the iTunes App Store. Though Apple is known for disrupting industries, as they have done with the mp3 player, the phone, the tablet and music purchases, John Paul Titlow thinks the disruption of the textbook industry may take a bit longer, much like their attempt to disrupt television.From our readers:More Must Read Stories: Tags:#community#web robyn tippins Infographic: Key Moments in Social Media LawThe Socially Aware blog has put together a nice infographic that highlights several key decisions in social media case law, starting with the Sony v. Universal Supreme Court Betamax recording decision of 1984 and continuing to the more recent past. In light of the SOPA and PIPA protests and discussions of this week, I found the review enlightening and interesting to see how far we have gone in terms of legislating copyright violations and other digital misdeeds. Remember Facebook suing and ultimately crushing Power.com? How about Courtney Love’s Tweet that supposedly defamed a fashion designer? (more) 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Al-Shabaab Tweets TerrorSince the Kenyan army has gone into Somalia in October (during my trip to Kenya), the main Islamist group Al-Shabaab has used Twitter in its propaganda war against the Kenyan government.It’s latest tweets, posted yesterday on @hsmpress, include photos and descriptions of two Kenyan government officials they’ve kidnapped, Fredrick Irungu Wainaina and Mule Edward. (more) Maybe Turning Off Email Is Catching OnLast year I wrote this post reviewing 40 years of using email. I am old enough to recall many of those events and while I wasn’t exactly present at the dawn of email, I know people who were. But it seems as if email, at least corporate email, has come and is in the process of going all in my own lifetime. A number of factors are making turning off, or at least reducing your email dependency, more viable these days. (more)last_img read more

Top stories: A fragile existence, a new suspect for multiple sclerosis, and a humongous fungus

first_img(left to right): JUAN CRISTÓBAL COBO; MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE SOURCE; ZOONAR GMBH/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO Why is a remote Colombian town a hot spot of an inherited intellectual disability?The small town of Ricaurte, Colombia, is home to the world’s largest known cluster of people with fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, physical abnormalities, and often autism in one in as many as 2000 men and 4000 women worldwide. Ricaurte has now become a focal point for fragile X studies, which could help develop drugs for autism and explain why individuals who carry “premutations” of the gene usually escape cognitive problems, but sometimes develop physical symptoms.An elusive molecule that sparks multiple sclerosis may have been foundSign 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(*)In multiple sclerosis, immune cells, which normally go after foreign intruders in the body, instead attack the protective coating on the nerves. Now, researchers may have pinpointed a long-sought molecule called a self-antigen that provokes these attacks, pointing a way toward potential new treatments.‘Humongous fungus’ is almost as big as the Mall of AmericaIn the late 1980s, researchers discovered the biggest organism on record, a “humongous fungus” called Armillaria gallica on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that covered 37 hectares, about the same size as the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Now, the same team of scientists has found that this underground network of Armillaria, which gives rise to honey mushrooms, is about four times as big—and twice as old—as they originally thought.Was cancer scientist fired for challenging lab chief over authorship?Veteran cancer scientist Xiaoqi Xie was terminated last month from a research job in the lab of Eileen White, deputy director and chief scientific officer at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick. Xie says her firing was in retaliation for challenging a powerful principal investigator on the authorship of a paper apparently accepted for publication in Nature. She is now deciding whether to appeal her dismissal in arbitration through her union or to sue Rutgers.Italy’s Mount Etna could be collapsing into the seaFor decades, scientists have known that the southeastern slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the eastern shore of Sicily in Italy, are shifting toward the sea about 2 or 3 centimeters each year. In an 8-day period in May 2017, however, Mount Etna’s southeastern flank was recorded moving 4 centimeters to the east, suggesting the slope of the volcano is collapsing under its own weight. The researchers aren’t sure when the slow movement will translate into a full-fledge landslide, but the new measurements have them worried. 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England reaches 290-3 at stumps against Pakistan on day 3

first_imgCaptain Alastair Cook kept England in the game with an unbeaten century Thursday, although Pakistan fought back with two late wickets on the third day of the first Test.Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz removed Ian Bell and night-watchman Mark Wood, but England reached 290-3 at close of play thanks to Cook’s gritty knock of 168 not out at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.Cook scored his 28th Test hundred and he and Ian Bell put on 165 runs for the second wicket – England’s all-time highest in the UAE. Joe Root was giving him company at stumps, not out on three.”I think he has shown that he can bat for days in these parts of the world,” Bell said of Cook. “He is ready to go in tomorrow and carry on from where he left. The thing with Cookie is that he is so organized, his defense is so good and his shot selection against the spinners was excellent.”Bell finally departed five overs before close of play for a streaky 63, cutting a Riaz delivery into the hands of Mohammed Hafeez at point. One over later, Riaz got rid of Wood, who fended a rising delivery into his wicket.But it was a battling knock under the hot sun by Cook, although he was dropped by Fawad Alam on 147 when attempting to sweep left-arm orthodox spinner Zulfiqar Babar.Cook played aggressive cricket in the pre-lunch session when he was unbeaten on 78 and played several shots, including stepping out against Babar and sweeping him repeatedly, but was more circumspect in the next two sessions as the Abu Dhabi pitch started showing some effects of wear and tear.advertisementHe did reach his century with a boundary, though, a cracking shot through the cover area off Wahab Riaz.Khan troubled him early in his second spell of the day midway through the first session, but was rewarded with the wicket of Moeen instead, when he nudged at an away going delivery and edged it to wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed.Moeen had made a cautious 35, eschewing all risk and hitting just two boundaries in his 131-ball stay before his indiscretion against Imran. He and Cook put together 116 runs for the first wicket.”I think Cook batted beautifully, and we have seen him do this often in the sub continent,” Pakistan bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed said. “He has the ability to kill the little bit zip that the seamers and spinners were getting out there. The way he played, he also took the pressure off other batsmen.”Bell, who had to take much of the blame for Pakistan reaching their big first innings total after dropping simple chances of Hafeez and Asad Shafiq, redeemed himself with the bat.It wasn’t the most assured knock from the England No. 3, who lived dangerously for the early part of his innings and was even dropped when on one. But as the day wore on, he looked more at ease in the middle.Bell reached his 50 with a pulled boundary of Rahat Ali, but while attempting a similar shot against Riaz on 56, he appeared to have gloved it to wicket-keeper Sarfraz. Pakistan reviewed the umpire’s decision, which was upheld.England still trails Pakistan’s first inning total of 523 for eight declared by 233 runs.last_img read more