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Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Shanghai Masters

first_imgNovak Djokovic’s hopes of finishing the year ranked world number one suffered a blow with a quarter-final defeat by Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Shanghai Masters.The young Greek has struggled in recent months after his stellar start to the season but is back on top form now and was superb in a 3-6 7-5 6-3 victory, claiming a second career win over Djokovic.The Serbian sits at the top of the rankings at the moment but trails Rafael Nadal in the yearly standings and, with the Spaniard absent, had hoped to make up significant ground.Tsitsipas’ win also ensured he will make his debut at the ATP Finals in London nextlast_img read more

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Govt gives GTT green light for 4G service

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Guyana Telephone Telegraph, Justin Nedd has confirmed that theTelecommunications Minister Cathy Hughestelecommunications giant was granted the approval by Government to roll out its 4G Service.While a date has not been set for the official launch of the 4G network, the telephone company is very much excited about the news. With the new service, customers will enjoy a new and exciting experience thus giving them the opportunity to “Do More” with faster speeds.“Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you have waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have received approval from the Government,” said GTT CEO Justin Nedd in a statement to the press on Friday.He added that the 4G mobile network will enable customers to connect to the Internet much faster than ever before whether to browse, watch videos or movies, download music or shop online.“All smart phones sold by GTT are ready to experience the faster speeds,” he added. Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes has been visionary and forthright in acknowledging GTT’s ability to do more for its customers.“We are happy to announce that in close cooperation with GTT, we are able to provide high speed broadband services. This is the way forward for our country and it underlines that GTT is ready to ‘Do More’ for Guyana and for their customers,” she said.The service will be available to GTT mobile customers with active data plans in Georgetown and additional areas will soon be activated to offer more customers this new experience.GTT takes this opportunity to thank its loyal customers for their business and welcome new customers to experience 4G.Although the approval has been granted to GTT for the 4 Spectrum, the Telecoms Bill is expected to be tabled in the National Assembly at the next sitting. The passage of the Telecoms Bill will end GTT’s monopoly.In 2013, then GT&T and Atlantic Tele-Network formally submitted an updated request for spectrum allocation to the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic Government.last_img read more

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A LITTLE ‘DONEGAL MIRACLE’ BORN IN AUSTRALIA

first_imgA woman with strong Donegal roots has created a first in Australia after giving birth to a baby girl using embryo genetic testing in the US.Jacinta cradles her miracle babyAfter 17 unsuccessful rounds of IVF, Jacinta Bant turned to the latest technology and now has her own little miracle.Jacinta is the daughter of John Collum from Donegal Street in Ballybofey and she still has lots of relations in the Twin Towns. Jacinta explained “We’ve been trying for four and a half years to bring Rubi into the world.“Stopping was never an option for me because I knew I would never get this child.”In a last ditch effort to get their baby, she and her partner Murray turned to new technology in the US called SPN Array.In an Australian first, geneticists at Monash IVF sent biopsies from five of Ms Bant’s embryos to the US for chromosomal testing. One was healthy enough to implant.Currently Melbourne’s Monash IVF is the only IVF clinic offering SPN Array, but the technology will eventually be available around the country.“It is the first one in Australia that’s been born from this technology so it is a miracle baby,” Dr Lynn Burmeister from Monash IVF said.SPN Array costs $3500 and is suitable for women who have had recurrent miscarriages, multiple failed IVF cycles or are older that 35.A LITTLE ‘DONEGAL MIRACLE’ BORN IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: June 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AustraliaBallybofeyIVFJacinta BantJohn Collumlast_img read more

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11th Ozzfest sees some firsts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thousands of fans braved the heat, survived the circle pits and sat through two power outages to get their fill of 19 bands on the Ozzfest bill at the Hyundai Pavilion in Devore Saturday. Strapping Young Lad was up second on the Second Stage and their lead singer teased that”Playing at this hour is metal torture” and then snored loudly to make his point known. But dreams for the headbangers in attendance were quickly brushed aside for a continuous onslaught of sound. Among the firsts this day was Ozzy Osbourne headlining the Second Stage. He looked and sounded better than he has in years past and was gosh darned happy to see his fans. Other firsts included Lacuna Coil and Hatebreed both moved from their previous Ozzfest spots out in the field to Main Stage positions, which suited them well. And the most unique first was that Ozzy did not headline the Main Stage, instead he gave that spot to System of a Down, who took the honor and made the crowd theirs. Watch for more on Ozzfest this week.last_img read more

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Schwarzenegger activates Guard in wake of London terror plot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles The troops were to remain at the airports until the nation’s threat-alert level is lowered, an aide to the governor said. U.S. authorities raised the threat level to “red” for flights from Britain, the first time the highest threat of terrorist attack had been invoked since the system was created after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. All other flights were under an “orange” alert one step below red. The deployment will not affect the Guard’s mission at the Mexican border, where they have been helping Customs officials stanch the flow of illegal immigration. California was the second state to activate the National Guard at its airports, following Massachusetts. “I have taken immediate steps to enhance the security of California’s airports and protect the people of this state,” Schwarzenegger said. Even ahead of the troops’ arrival, a heightened security presence was noticeable at the airports. Transportation Security Administration personnel, airport police and local police were on hand, officials said. SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger activated the National Guard Thursday to bolster security at California airports after authorities said they had foiled a terror plot involving U.S.-bound planes from Britain. “I have ordered the redeployment of security assets to high-priority locations to respond to this threat,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “These assets include bomb-sniffing dogs, the California National Guard, and the California Highway Patrol, in concert with local and federal law enforcement agencies.” A U.S. intelligence official said the plotters had hoped to target flights to major airports in New York, Washington and California. Some 300 Guard troops were to be deployed by late Thursday to at least three large airports in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland where direct flights from Europe were scheduled to arrive. “Everybody who goes and travels is going to see a significantly heightened security presence as well as an increased screening process, much of it by hand as well as X-ray equipment,” said Chris Bertelli, a spokesman for the governor’s Office of Homeland Security. The office served as an information hub between federal and state agencies and airports, ensuring they understood security measures hastily put in place Thursday morning. Travelers, many of them moving about the country on summer vacations, were barred from bringing liquids and gels including drinks, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams and toothpaste, among other items. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the terrorists planned to use liquid explosives disguised as beverages and other common products and set them off with detonators disguised as electronic devices. Searches for those items was causing considerable backups at San Francisco International Airport. Screening passengers usually takes an average of six minutes; Thursday, it was at least an hour, airport duty manager Doug Lyon said. The United Airlines terminal was a scene of high tension by midmorning, with confused travelers pushing and elbowing each other. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Kathy McMahon, 49, of Mill Valley, who was frantically helping her daughter, bound for college in New Jersey, stuff sunscreen, makeup, contact lens solution and other liquids into her suitcases. “But we’ll do it anyway. What are you going to do?” Laurence Fetters, federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles International Airport, said there was no information indicating the airport or any inbound flights had been targeted. Even so, he urged outbound passengers to leave plenty of time before flights. At LAX, Minneapolis-bound passenger Sunita Reddy, 25, applied a few final dabs of lotion to her hands and face before dropping the tubes into a large blue trash bin set up by the security staff. “I think it’s OK, it’s for the public good,” she said. “It’s cheap stuff anyway.” At Oakland International Airport, officials were also contending with a power outage. All security equipment was running on backup generators, said Cyndy Johnson, an airport spokeswoman. Morio Tateno took his sister and his 3-year-old son to the San Jose airport, where they were about to board an American Airlines flight to Tokyo. They stripped their carry-ons of cosmetics and water, but worried about how they’d fare without bringing their own water onto a 12-hour flight. “We’re hoping they have plenty of water on the plane,” Tateno said. “I don’t know if they have enough for everyone who cannot bring their own extra water.”165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Football Talk: Rogic return, Ritchie’s sausage shin pads

first_imgCeltic fans are kicking off their week with good news as Tom Rogic prepares to make his comeback from a knee injury. The midfielder, who hasn’t played since the start of December, is set to play in a development squad match against Motherwell on Monday evening.It’s not such good news for St Johnstone fans though as Stefan Scougall’s season looks to be over after going off injured at Fir Park last week.And have you seen Matt Ritchie’s shin guards? There’s apparently a good reason for him wearing Greggs’ finest sausage rolls under his socks.last_img read more

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Here’s Why All Your Favorite Summer Foods Are Bad for You

first_imgI’ve got some bad news . . . a bunch of your favorite summer foods aren’t that good for you.  Here are five foods you should think twice about before chowing down . . . 1.  Charred meat.  Crispy, blackened barbequed bits are delicious, but when you cook meat over super-high heat, they develop chemicals that can heighten your risk of cancer. 2.  Hot dogs.  The World Health Organization says processed meats are as bad for you as tobacco and asbestos.  And there might be a connection between colorectal cancer and food in sausage casings. 5.  Frozen alcoholic drinks.  They’re packed with sugar and booze, both of which are bad for you.center_img 3.  Macaroni salad.  Let’s start with the noodles:  They’re usually made from refined carbohydrates that turn into sugar quickly.  Then there’s the sauce, which is mayo-based and full of fat.  And last, if this stuff sits outside for too long, you’re putting yourself at risk for a food-borne illness. 4.  Corn on the cob.  Eating corn off the cob can cause gum inflammation and extra plaque.  Plus corn is high in carbs and calories, without the benefits that other veggies have.last_img read more

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Visionary soccer academy for SA

first_img11 July 2007World football is coming to South Africa in 2010 and French star Patrick Vieira, 31, is hoping to add to his 100-plus international caps at Africa’s first World Cup. He’s also hoping to see another of his dreams come to fruition by 2010: the building of a Diambars Football Academy in South Africa.Vieira is one of the founders of the Diambars Institute, a pioneering football academy that provides African boys with a real education and a genuine chance of making it in professional football – without being exploited along the way.Launched in Saly, Senegal four years ago, Diambars has proved a huge success and Vieira, along with his friends, wants to take that success forward in the host country of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.In a statement issued last month, Vieira announced the institute’s intention to open the second Diambars academy in South Africa. “Our goal has always been to expand the Diambars Football Academy across the globe, and we decided South Africa would be our next step,” Vieira said.“We want to build on the momentum behind the World Cup to promote the idea that football can be a great instrument to advance education and promote social and human development”.Giving back to football, and to AfricaDiambars – meaning “champions” in Senegal’s Woloof language – was the brainchild of Bernard Lama and Jimmy Adjovi-Boco, long-time teammates at French clubs Lille and RC Lens, who dreamed of giving back to soccer what the game had given to them.After Adjovi-Boco’s retirement, he roped in former French junior international Saer Seck, who was heavily involved in the game in Senegal, and Patrick Vieira, who had left Senegal with his mother at the age of eight to seek a better life in France.It took just five minutes of explanation from Seck to gain Vieira’s backing. Vieira had been wondering how he could give something back to the country of his birth. Diambars would be about more than just giving money, it would be about becoming actively involved. He liked the idea.The plan was to use Senegal’s passion for soccer to promote education. Senegalese President Abdulaye Wade gave the project his backing by donating a 38-acre piece of land on which the first Diambars Institute would be built.In France, the Nord-Pas de Calais region financed a feasibility study before becoming the association’s first partner, soon to be joined by France’s ministry of cooperation.On 24 May 2003, Bernard Lama, Jimmy Adjovi Boco, Patrick Vieira and Saer Seck laid the foundation stone of the Diambars Institute for boys between the ages of 13 and 18. By November of the same year, the institute began its first classes, and in mid-2004 Diambars undertook its first European tour. By September 2005, the school was able to house boarders.Education firstDiambars focuses first and foremost on the education of its pupils: about 70% of their time is dedicated to schooling.Graduates from the school are sold to clubs, but not before they turn 18, and their “transfer fees” are reinvested in the school, and in funding the roll-out of academies across Africa.Ensuring the scholars receive a good education also helps prevent the exploitation of the boys.Europe looks to Africa to find new talent at affordable costs. A mere £2 000 is often enough to attract players with potential to European clubs and academies; in some places in Africa that is a lot of money. For those that don’t make it, the consequences can be terrible.Jean-Claude Mbouvin of the charity “Culture Foot Solidaire” says he knows of 800 African boys who have been effectively lost in Europe. Other people put the figure as high as 5 000 children.Not every young player is going to make it, not even every scholar of Diambars. The institute, though, offers them protection against unscrupulous agents. Should a player’s goal of playing professional football not work out, they have a good, solid education to fall back upon.Even if boys are fortunate enough to secure a contract with a club, Diambars keeps close tabs on their progress, with the staff of the academy, including the professional players that support it, continuing to provide guidance and protection.‘Keep the ball moving’Today, Diambars has some heavyweight partners, including Fifa and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). Corporate sponsors include Adidas, Cadbury, and Air France.Current and former players – apart from the founding quartet – who have lent their support to the cause include Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Robert Pires, Alliou Cisse, Claude Makelele, Ferdinand Coly, William Gallas and Mickael Sylvestre.Besides the football academy in South Africa, Diambars recently announced another new project: “Keep the Ball Moving”, an online competition-cum-education programme aimed at schoolchildren. The aim is to establish a multimedia classroom that combines soccer with education.The institute is hoping that Fifa will help fund “Keep the Ball Moving”, which will be launched in Senegal and France to start with, followed by South Africa and Scotland.Diambars is ambitious, it’s exciting, and it’s working.Now it’s South Africa’s turn to benefit from the hands-on contribution of some of the world’s biggest soccer stars, who know what it takes to be successful, who know the pitfalls, and who know how to make things a little bit easier for those with dreams of becoming professional players. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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WATCH: Good Samaritan Knocks out 350-Pound Shoplifting Suspect with One Punch

first_imgA stranger walked up and knocked out a 350-pound California shoplifting suspect with one punch, video shows. Store employees tried to confront Jose Prado as he was loading his truck with groceries he did not pay for June 17, KABC reported. A woman got out of the truck, blocking employees who tried to take back the items, KTLA reported. Prado then started acting aggressively, throwing his hands into the air and walking in an intimidating way toward the employees, video taken by a bystander shows.As Prado, who jail records list as 6-foot-2-inches and 350 pounds, was trying to pin an employee against a car, a stranger walks up and punches him, sending him crashing to the ground. The employee looks stunned and the man who punched Prado then runs away. The woman with Prado helped him up and they fled, KTLA reported. Prado was arrested Wednesday and booked on $50,000 bond, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Police said they would like to interview the man who punched Prado, as a witness.   [Source: The Atlanta-Journal Constitution] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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