Ancient skeletons show direct link to modern tribes in the Pacific Northwest

first_imgA 10,300-year-old skeleton from On Your Knees Cave in Alaska reveals a clear line of descent to modern tribes in the Pacific Northwest. © Kenneth Garrett Photography Ancient skeletons show direct link to modern tribes in the Pacific Northwest This cast of a jaw comes from a 10,300-year-old ancient human who may have been an ancestor of modern tribes in the Pacific Northwest.  Courtesy E. James Dixon center_img By Ann GibbonsApr. 4, 2017 , 5:30 PM The Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest have always claimed to have deep roots in the region. Now, an ancient mariner may be able to back that claim up. Scientists sequencing the DNA of 10,300-year-old human remains from On Your Knees Cave in Alaska have found that he was closely related to three ancient skeletons found along the coast of British Columbia in Canada. These three ancient people were in turn closely related to the Tsimshian, Tlingit, Nisga’a, and Haida tribes living in the region today. The new finding reveals a direct line of descent to these tribes, and it shows—for the first time from ancient DNA—that at least two different groups of people were living in North America more than 10,000 years ago.The study started 21 years ago with an unusually friendly collaboration between archaeologists and the Tlingit tribe that lived near the mariner’s remains on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. Researchers gathered DNA from the 10,300-year-old skeleton known as Shuká Káa (“Man Ahead of Us”), initially focusing on maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). They didn’t find a match between its mtDNA and members of the tribe, but they discovered his seafaring ways because isotopes from his teeth showed he ate a marine diet. The project ended on a note of good will between scientists and Native Americans, with a ceremonial reburial of the skeleton in 2008. But as methods of sequencing ancient DNA got exponentially better, the team of geneticists requested permission from the Tlingit and Haida of Alaska, as well as tribes farther south in British Columbia, to extract nuclear DNA from Shuká Káa and three other ancient skeletons. They were allowed to sample the last remaining tissue from Shuká Káa’s molars and from the teeth of a 6075-year-old skeleton on Lucy Island in British Columbia (just 300 kilometers from On Your Knees Cave), a 2500-year-old skeleton from Prince Rupert harbor in British Columbia, and another 1750-year-old skeleton from the same area.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(*)Although Shuká Káa’s DNA was too damaged to sequence his entire genome, a team led by molecular anthropologist Ripan Malhi from the University of Illinois in Champaign was able to sequence markers that represented about 6% of his genome. (They also sequenced one-third to two-thirds of the genomes of the other three individuals.) The team then compared those markers to see how closely related the ancient individuals were to each other and to 156 indigenous groups living around the world today. They found that genomewide sequences from the three most recent remains from Lucy Island and Prince Rupert harbor off the coast of British Columbia were closely related to the Tsimshian and other tribes in the Pacific Northwest. Shuká Káa, on the other hand, appears more closely related to groups living in South and Central America today, such as the Karitiana, Suruí, and Ticuna of Brazil’s Amazon. But the signal is not statistically strong, and it may simply be a sign that the tribes all share DNA from the same ancient ancestors in Asia or Beringia where humans lived before they entered the Americas. But Shuká Káa’s maternally inherited mtDNA and nuclear DNA both suggest he is also close kin of the younger skeletons in the study. Connecting the dots between all the ancient individuals, Malhi’s team proposes that Shuká Káa is also ancestral to all those groups, including the Tsimshian and related tribes in the Pacific Northwest, they report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences early edition.In another interesting twist, the team found that the group of skeletons was not closely related to two other famous Paleoindians: the 8545-year-old Kennewick Man, unearthed from the banks of the Columbia River in Washington state, and the 12,600-year-old Anzick child from Montana. This suggests there were at least two groups of settlers who came to North America across the Bering Strait land bridge before 10,000 years ago, Malhi says. Although multiple migrations have long been documented, this is the first ancient DNA evidence of different groups arriving in North America at such an early date.Other researchers call the link between the three more recent skeletons and the tribes of the Pacific Northwest “quite clear.” Paleogeneticist Pontus Skoglund of Harvard University, who was not involved in the work, says support for those tribes’ relation to Shuká Káa is weaker, but possible. It could also be, he adds, that Shuká Káa was alive before the lineage formed that led to current northwest groups.Whether the ancient mariner is a direct ancestor of today’s tribes or not, the discovery of the link from the recent skeletons fits with Tlingit and Tsimshian oral traditions that suggest the Tsimshian migrated west along British Columbia’s Naas River to the coast, before spreading north and south, says Rosita Worl, president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau and a member of the Tlingit tribe. Archaeologist Timothy Heaton of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, whose team discovered Shuká Káa, adds that the genetic links fit with the engraving the Tlingit put on the headstone when they reburied Shuká Káa: “We Have Lived in Southeast Alaska Since Time Immemorial. Shuká Káa is Testimony to Our Ancient Occupancy of This Land.”last_img read more

SMC bloc, allies vow to lend players for Gilas amid PBA impasse

first_imgMRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 In a joint statement released on Friday, San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia said they are still allowing their players to suit for national team duties for the 2017 Fiba World Cup qualifiers as part of the PBA’s agreement with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).READ: Seven PBA governors stand firm, urge Narvasa to resign FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“All five teams composed of San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra, Star Hotshots, GlobalPort and Kia Picanto will continue to make available its players to the Philippine team that is preparing for the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifier and other league functions. We believe this should not be adversely affected by the board members’ differences in opinion,” the statement read.“We reiterate that we are doing this to protect the league we all love, the game of basketball and the millions of fans who continue to support us.” ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Stephen Curry puzzled over mention in GOP tax proposal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA governors may be at an impasse when it comes to the matters about the Commissioner’s office, but the teams remain united when it comes to the national team.The five teams supporting the extension of PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa said that they won’t allow the controversy to affect the league’s commitment to Smart Gilas Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img MOST READ READ: Narvasa remains defiant: I’m fighting for principleNational team head coach Chot Reyes can heave a sigh of relief as he begins the Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations on Friday evening.Players like June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger, and Von Pessumal of San Miguel, Japeth Aguilar and Kevin Ferrer of Ginebra, Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon of Star, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort, and LA Revilla and Russel Escoto of Kia have the greenlight to join the national team’s preparations for the Asian qualifiers.The Philippines is set to open its first round assignment against Japan in Tokyo on November 24, before playing Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 27.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube

first_imgThe Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of historical news content on the video-sharing platform to date.The two channels will act as a view-on-demand visual encyclopedia, offering a unique perspective on the most significant moments of modern history. Available for all to explore, the channels will also be powerful educational tools and a source of inspiration for history enthusiasts and documentary filmmakers.The YouTube channels will include more than 550,000 video stories dating from 1895 to the present day. For example, viewers can see video from the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, exclusive footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Marilyn Monroe captured on film in London in the 1950s and Twiggy modeling the fashions of the 1960s.”The AP archive footage, combined with the British Movietone collection, creates an incredible visual journey of the people and events that have shaped our history,” said Alwyn Lindsey, AP’s director of international archive. “At AP we are always astonished at the sheer breadth of footage that we have access to, and the upload to YouTube means that, for the first time, the public can enjoy some of the oldest and most remarkable moments in history.”Stephen Nuttall, the director of YouTube in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, comments: “Making this content available on YouTube is a wonderful initiative from AP and British Movietone that will breathe new life into their footage and no doubt delight our global community – from students researching history projects to curious culture-vultures and the billions in between. It’s an historical treasure trove that will give YouTube users around the world a moving window into the past and I can’t wait to explore it.”advertisementContent on the channels will also include surprising videos from different regions across the UK, fashion through the ages, sporting coups, entertainment, extreme weather, technological innovations, the evolution of eating and drinking habits, political milestones and historical moments. They will be continually refreshed with up-to-date contemporary footage.last_img read more

Report: Leicester 2 Man City 1

first_imgManchester City dropped to third in the Premier League as Leicester City made it back-to-back defeats for Pep Guardiola’s men – Ricardo Pereira’s spectacular 81st-minute strike securing a 2-1 triumph. The reigning champions have lost three of their past four top-flight outings and lie seven points behind Liverpool, whose closest challengers are now Tottenham – six points back of the leaders. As in their weekend defeat to Crystal Palace, Manchester City took a first-half lead but were quickly pegged back – Bernardo Silva’s goal cancelled out by Marc Albrighton, who also equalised when the sides met in the EFL Cup quarter-finals last week.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A 1-1 draw on that occasion ended with a victory for Manchester City on penalties but Leicester prevailed this time, with hero Pereira on the receiving end of a rash challenge that saw Fabian Delph sent off in the closing minutes. Such a turnaround appeared unlikely when Aymeric Laporte fizzed a 14th-minute pass into Sergio Aguero’s feet and the Argentina striker played in Silva for a neat finish. The lead lasted only five minutes, though, as referee Mike Dean waved away claims for a foul against Danilo and Leicester made the most of an undermanned defence – Jamie Vardy crossing for Albrighton to head in at the far post. Aguero almost restored the visitors’ advantage following excellent work from Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane, though they needed a trio of saves from Ederson to deny Vardy, James Maddison and Hamza Choudhury before half-time. What do you think of #LeiMci so far, #lcfc fans?   pic.twitter.com/tdyqCtRaTX — Leicester City (@LCFC) December 26, 2018 Manchester City resumed after the break in similarly ragged fashion but began to turn the screw after the hour, with Sane unable to scramble home after Raheem Sterling sent Aguero to the byline inside the box. Leicester attacks had started to dry up, although Laporte needed an inch-perfect tackle to thwart the ever-alert Vardy. Pereira’s opening was nowhere near as enticing but he struck a beautifully clinical blow from the edge of the box when Sane could only partially clear a corner. Guardiola’s Christmas nightmare was compounded when Sane lashed a chance to equalise over and Delph lost control.What does it mean? Champions losing touch with LiverpoolA two-point advantage earlier this month is now a considerable deficit and Manchester City, so imperious for most of 2018, have faltered at an untimely moment, leaving them with a mountain to climb in the title race. Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on January 3 is now a must-win encounter. Leicester climb to seventh and this result, on the back of a 1-0 win at Chelsea, will do much to quell murmurs of discontent around manager Claude Puel.Pereira crowns brilliant display with show-stopping strike The former Porto defender’s game-settling strike was a moment to savour, further enhancing his overall performance. Pereira’s duel with Sane was absorbing throughout and he looked to drive forward from full-back at every opportunity.A Christmas cracker! #LeiMci pic.twitter.com/r7AXwck5OD — Leicester City (@LCFC) December 26, 2018 Sterling fails to shine So often a decisive star in big moments for Manchester City over the past 18 months, England forward Sterling was hampered by poor decision-making, heavy passes and an uncertain touch in an outing to forget.Key Opta Facts- This is the first time Manchester City have lost consecutive Premier League games since December 2016, with the second defeat in that run also coming away at Leicester.- Leicester have won their last two Premier League games against ‘big six’ opposition, as many as they had managed in their previous 19 in the competition (W2 D2 L15).- Manchester City have conceded a goal from their first shot faced in three of their last four league matches (Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester).- Of Pep Guardiola’s 11 Premier League defeats, six have come in the month of December.- Bernardo Silva has had a hand in nine goals in his 18 Premier League appearances this season (5 goals, 4 assists) – just one fewer than in his 35 games in the competition last term (6 goals, 4 assists).- With Ricardo Pereira scoring for Leicester and Bernardo Silva netting for Manchester City, this was the first time a Premier League match saw a Portuguese player score for both sides. What’s next Guardiola’s side are back on the road away at Southampton on Sunday, while Leicester host Cardiff City a day earlier. read morelast_img read more

Don’t let your application land in the trash

first_imgSo you’re starting off the New Year with a bang; chasing your dream gigs and sending out pitches, resumes, and samples left and right. Good for you, you freelancing whirlwind!But before you hit Send on your next application, check out these quick tips – and make sure that you’re going after the right contact in any given company, in the right way.Do your researchAdapt your toneA little poking around any potential client’s website can give you really great hints about tone. Some of this can be gleaned by job postings- Is their tone relaxed or formal? Does it have a sense of humor, or is it purely corporate? – but go one step further by learning about the company itself, and adapting your pitch and materials to suit the same.Check out not only their purely public content – how they speak to their potential clients – but also their slightly more insider information (often in the About section).What language do they use to describe themselves? How do they present their products to the world? I’ve even seen freelancers succeed by finding decision-makers on LinkedIn or other social media platforms, observing how they describe themselves professionally, and using that to inform their pitches.Adopting a potential client’s tone can help you to pre-shape your pitch and refine your portfolio to feature samples that will appeal to the client. With a few tweaks, you’ll seem like a natural fit into their workplace culture.Use the proper method of addressAgain, do your research. Many companies and clients have specific instructions about how and when to apply to gigs, and will often use that information to screen out pitches. If the client wants to be contacted by email, contact them by email.Double-check little details like the current title of a recruiter, names, and contact information. There’s nothing more embarrassing than sending a pitch to a Sarah when the recruiter’s name is Sara; you may not catch it, but Sara-without-an-h definitely will.If the information is not easily findable (oh, how many inquiries have been stymied by a gender-neutral name), consider calling the company and asking. Many receptionists are used to providing this basic information, and will happily provide details.Double-checkAgain, a receptionist can be a great source of information for any polite and respectful freelancer. If you have ANY question about if you are, in fact, contacting the right decision-maker in a hiring situation, call the company. Confirm your data; the extra attention to detail can really pay off.If the receptionist seems especially harried, offer to call back later. If the receptionist says he/she is not authorized to give out information (it does occasionally happen), politely thank them and take to Google. Either way, double-check all your information before you pitch.Join Freelancers Union (it’s free!)Become a memberFind an in-roadOkay, you know how I said that you should follow a company’s stated rules about how and when to apply to gigs? That is true… mostly.Rules are often intended to keep anonymous hordes from applying blindly to gigs; companies enjoy setting minor roadblocks and installing gatekeepers. That being said, there are almost always sneaky loopholes that can give you a leg up on the competition.The first (and most obvious) loophole is an “inside job.” If you’ve got a friend or colleague who currently works within the company, ask if they’ll forward your information along to the decision-maker. If you know somebody who has had a connection with the company in the past, ask if you can drop their name (or if they’ll recommend you); offer to take them to dinner or return the favor down the road.This small step alone can elevate you from Anonymous Applicant to Bob’s Friend Who Is A Great Freelancer.The second (quite fair) loophole is tweaking your materials to pique their interest. Too often, applicants submit exactly what a potential client asks for – and no more. Don’t do the minimum and blend in with the crowd. If a potential client wants samples of a portfolio and a resume, send those materials… but also include a smattering of your best press, or a handful of testimonials.Include links to additional work. Inform them of upcoming events or special deals, and offer to keep them in the loop. Anything that can make your application stand out (without specifically violating the application rules or making you look like a totally insane person) is fair game. I would not generally recommend attaching a photo of yourself dressed as the company mascot, but who knows?A third (and slightly more risky) loophole is the Can’t-Blame-Me-For-Trying maneuver. If a company stipulates exactly how and when they wish you to apply for a gig, do indeed follow their rules… but if you’re feeling especially brave, consider supplementing that application with additional marketing materials. Just make sure to have a calm, friendly tone (don’t try to hard-sell).I’ve had good results with both a friendly supplemental email and polite, personalized snail mail containing samples. The rules can indeed be prohibitory… but if you’re judicious about your approach and your methods, you may find them quite a bit more flexible than they appear. Most companies don’t resent the occasional fence-jumper… as long as you keep it sane and friendly.If you’ve looked over these steps and feel certain that you’re on top of them , go forth and apply with confidence – you’re yards ahead of your competition!Kate Shea lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

Women’s T20I: Confident India look to continue dominance over South Africa

first_imgAfter registering a convincing seven-wicket win in the first T20I, the Indian women’s cricket team would look to continue its supremacy over the hosts when the two sides clash in the second Twenty20 International on Friday.The win on Monday came after the team lost the last match of the three-match ODI series – which they won 2-1 – and the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side would look to carry on the momentum in the remainder of the five-match series.The way the Indians came out all guns blazing in the first T20, it seemed the loss in the inconsequential third ODI prior to the series was just a rare bad day in office and their confidence hardly took a beating.Opting to bowl, the Indian women first restricted South Africa to 164 for four and then overhauled the target with consummate ease in 18.5 overs.While chasing, opener Mithali Raj (54 not out) held the Indian innings together and shared two crucial stands — a 69-run partnership for the third wicket with debutant Jemimah Rodrigues (37) and a 52-run fourth-wicket stand with Veda Krishnamurthy (37 not out) — to steer her side home.Mithali’s knock, her 11th T20 International half century, came off 48 deliveries with the help of half a dozen fours and one six and the Indian team management would hope for an encore from the experienced batswoman.The 17-year-old Mumbai player, Rodrigues, also batted impressively on her debut, hitting four boundaries and a six during her breezy 27-ball knock, while Krishnamurthy was at her attacking best.advertisementOpener Smriti Mandhana made 28 but she would be hoping for a big knock.Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur too would be hoping to score big after a first-ball duck in the last match, owing to a run out.The Indian batting looks in good form but the visitors’ bowling is a cause of concern in the absence of veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, who has been ruled out of the series because of a heel injury.Young fast bowler Pooja Vastrakar (1/34) certainly looked nervous on her debut and her pace colleague Shikha Pandey’s (1/41) performance was a big let-down.In the absence of Jhulan, Pandey would need to shoulder more responsibility upfront in the bowling department.T20 specialist off-spinner Anuja Patil was the star for India in the last match, claiming 2 for 23 in her four overs to pin down South Africa’s batting line-up.But she would definitely need support from the likes of Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav and Harmanpreet.”It’s good to have the youngsters in the squad. Usually when you have a few new members, they get a lot of positive energy into the team and they are quite active on the ground too,” Mithali had said after the first match.For South Africa, the key would be not to get bogged down by the setback and build on the positives.Chloe Tryons ballistic 32 not out from seven balls, including two fours and four sixes, was a big takeaway from the last match and skipper Dane van Niekerk is hoping that the team builds on it.”We need to regroup, we need to speak open and honestly with each other and see where we can change stuff. Our fielding wasn’t at its best and we pride ourselves on our fielding,” Niekerk has said.”T20 is so short and the margins are so much smaller, so hopefully we can bounce back in the next few. I’d like to win the next four and go away from this tour smiling.”Teams (from):India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia, Nuzhat Parveen Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav.South Africa: Dane van Niekerk (captain), Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Odine Kirsten, Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Moseline Daniels.Match starts: 4:30 PM (IST).(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

10 Thoughts On Kansas State

first_imguspw 6715364 2Photo Attribution: US PresswireWell we have a lot to sort through…1. The defense was terrific again tonight. Remove the kick return and pick six and they held a team averaging 45 to 30, knocked Klein out of the game, and held them below their average yards per play on the season. The offense gave them little to work with.2. I’m going to write about this more in-depth later on but obviously Lunt was a huge reason OSU lost tonight. You can’t turn it over five (!) times to Kansas State (five!) and expect anything better than what happened. Really the fact that OSU even came within two touchdowns was pretty miraculous as it was[1. Another hat tip to the defense.]. I’m still all in on #11 but I think questions have at least been raised — both about his performance and his ability to stay healthy (but like I said, much more on this later on in the week).3. I had a Fisher-Price joke queued up for my writeup when Carson tweeted this pic of the helmets but they actually looked a lot better on TV. I personally think there’s more work to do here (take a visit to Beaverton, Oregon perhaps?) but we’re moving in the right direction.Here’s the new #okstate helmet http://t.co/vaCNODOF— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) November 3, 2012 4. Brent and Herbie. I mean we almost had to go TV-MA in the second half because of how close they got to having a nationally televised orgasm over the Bama-LSU game. I don’t dislike those guys[2. My Twitter feed tells you differently, I know] but I didn’t feel like they way they conducted the last 30 minutes of our game was very professional at all.5. Gundy talked about KSU’s special teams on Monday in reverential tones normally reserved for war heroes and Pulitzer prize winners. I see why now. 6. LSU-Bama got Wright Thompson for its intro video work, and from the sound of it I think OSU-KSU got somebody off the street…7. Snyder is a psychopath. I know he projects this old man nice grandpa image thing but if you give the man a two score lead he’ll bleed you out until you’re crying for the game to just end. 8. Clint Chelf, my man. All the coeds for you tonight. Not only does OSU have the best QB2 in the country, it has the best QB3 as well. How much money would Randy Edsall pay for Chelf to transfer to Maryland right now? $500K? More?9. Back to Brent and Herbs real quick — how about the way they talked about Klein not playing the last quarter and a half? Brent acted like Snyder was just sitting him because he’d gotten his work in against and KSU was just going to run the game out — like they were playing Northern Iowa or something. It was a three possession game with the #1 offense in the country on the other side of the field! Then they acted like the assistant coaches were playing a game of hide and seek with his helmet. He had a head/neck injury! Where was Jeannine Edwards and why was nobody talking about this?! You’re better than that, ABC[3. I think….].10. This is about what I expected tonight with two slight differences. 1) I expected OSU to take better care of the ball — five turnovers is a joke. 2) I expected more out of Kansas State’s offense. They weren’t explosive and never made you feel like they were going to do anything you couldn’t recover from. I guess that’s kind of the point with Snyder though.I’m heading up the Cowboys4Wildcats National Title fan club. Tell your friends.Back with much more on the game tomorrow.Oh, and don’t forget to fall back (like the OSU offense!) tonight…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!last_img read more

Report: France 2 Bolivia 0

first_imgFrance warmed up for a tough Euro 2020 qualifying trip to Turkey by easing to a 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia in Nantes on Sunday.Thomas Lemar and Antoine Griezmann scored first half-goals as the world champions made light work of a side that has won just once since September 2017.The South Americans, who now head to Brazil to contest the Copa America, had goalkeeper Carlos Lampe to thank for keeping the margin down in a one-sided affair. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? France’s frustrations going forward were compounded by the loss of Kylian Mbappe to an ankle knock late in the first half, an unwanted concern ahead of Saturday’s crunch Group H clash in Konya.The gulf in class was clear from as early as the fifth minute, Lemar collecting Griezmann’s pass and lifting a deft finish over the onrushing Lampe.Samuel Umtiti and Florian Thauvin both went close before Griezmann added the second, the seemingly outgoing Atletico Madrid man producing an intelligent finish on the turn following Bolivia’s failure to clear in the box..@AntoGriezmann spins and pokes the ball home for 2-0!  #FRABOL #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/Tw8FU9tSeG— French Team  (@FrenchTeam) June 2, 2019The celebrations were tempered somewhat after a clash of ankles with Raul Castro forced Mbappe to hobble out of the match at half-time.Lampe denied the Paris Saint-Germain star’s replacement, Wissam Ben Yedder, soon after the interval and then stuck out a boot to divert a goal-bound Lemar strike.Thauvin, substitute Kingsley Coman and Paul Pogba all tried in vain to give the scoreline a fairer reflection of France’s dominance but Bolivia held out with more help from their impressive 32-year-old keeper.What does it mean? Mbappe experiment needs more timeAfforded the chance to start centrally as Olivier Giroud watched from the bench, Mbappe will be disappointed that his opportunity to impress came to a premature conclusion.The 20-year-old is a known quantity as a wide player at international level and it appears as though that is where he will stay for the time being.Griezmann stands above the packIf concerned that a planned move to Barcelona appears less likely to come to fruition, Griezmann certainly did not show it in Nantes.He set up the opener and scored the second in the kind of classy performance that might just convince the LaLiga champions to take him to Camp Nou.Thauvin toils without rewardDeschamps is not short on options in wide areas and the France boss will be less inclined to hand Thauvin another start in Turkey, the Marseille man having lacked polish in promising moments.What’s next?Following their top-of-the-table clash with Turkey, France face a rather more straightforward encounter away at Andorra.Bolivia, meanwhile, have a difficult date with hosts Brazil in their Copa America opener. Peru and Venezuela are their other Group A opponents. read morelast_img read more

ESPN Names The Easiest Schedule In College Football

first_imgWisconsin's field during a game against Nebraska.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 15: A general view of play between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The college football season is nearly here. In just a few weeks college football’s best programs will be taking the field on Saturdays once again.Heading into the 2018 campaign, ESPN’s FPI took at look at the easiest schedules in the game. Earlier this year, Oregon held the distinction as having the easiest schedule in the country.However, over the summer, that has changed. The easiest schedule in the country now belongs to a team in the Big Ten.Now, that might come as a surprise until you look at which division within the Big Ten the team is from. The Wisconsin Badgers enter the 2018 season with the easiest schedule thanks to its position within the Big Ten West.Wisconsin avoids the major competition from the Big Ten East – except for road games to Michigan and Penn State.Check out the Badgers 2018 schedule:Wisconsin's 2018 college football schedule.Wisconsin is a heavy favorite in every 2018 contest except for the road games to Michigan and Penn State. According to ESPN’s FPI, the Badgers toughest game will come against the Nittany Lions, where Wisconsin has just a 36.6-percent chance to win.Road games to Northwestern and Purdue won’t be a cake walk either, but Wisconsin’s non-conference schedule bodes for a quick 3-0 start to the season.last_img read more

Daylight Saving Time Starting Earlier

first_imgBrighter evenings are starting a bit earlier this year. Daylight saving time will start three weeks earlier and last one week longer in the fall. A proclamation made under the Time Definition Act ensures that Nova Scotia is in sync when the United States extends its daylight saving time in March. Setting our clocks with the U.S., daylight saving time will ensure banking and other business transactions will not be affected. This is especially important for scheduled transportation services — including airline, buses and rail. In addition to economic benefits, Nova Scotians will enjoy a bit more daylight during the winter months. “Staying consistent with the U.S. will ensure there are no disruptions in our relationship with our chief trading partner,” said Justice Minister Murray Scott. “Being in sync is also important to our agriculture, fishery, transportation, shipping and other sectors in our province.” People will now have to move their clocks ahead one hour on the second Sunday in March. This year, that is March 11. Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November, Nov. 4 this year. Most of the other provinces that use daylight saving time are also implementing the change. Computer users are advised to check their calendars to ensure appointments are up to date when the time change takes effect.last_img read more

Dish TV suffers Q4 loss of Rs 131630 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Essel Group direct-to-home arm Dish TV India Ltd Tuesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1,316.30 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 118.21 crore in the January-March quarter a year-ago, Dish TV India said in a BSE filing.Its revenue from operations during the quarter was Rs 1,398.75 crore. It was Rs 1,532.37 crore during the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. Meanwhile, Dish TV said its results were not comparable as Videocon D2H Ltd had merged with it and all the assets and liabilities have been transferred in the company, on a going-concern basis with effect from said appointed date. “Thus, the current audited financial information presented in the financial results are not strictly comparable with previously published audited financial result for the year ended 31 March 2018,” it said. Dish TV’s total expenses were at Rs 1,490.72 crore. During the quarter, the company had a subscription revenues of Rs 1,308.3 crore.last_img read more

Some facts on West Point Grey academy where Justin Trudeau once was

first_imgVANCOUVER — Here’s a look at West Point Grey Academy, the school in Vancouver where Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau taught and was photographed as a 29-year-old wearing dark paint on his hands and face, dressed as Aladdin at a themed gala event: HISTORY: The school was founded in 1996 by four families. Its website says they “envisioned a progressive coeducational independent day school” for children on the west side of Vancouver.LOCATION: The academy opened on just over seven hectares of land on Jericho Hill. It overlooks picturesque English Bay and the North Shore mountains.STUDENT ENROLMENT: The original goal was for the school to have 150 students, but 325 children from junior kindergarten to Grade 8 ended up enrolled in its first class by September 1996. The school has space for 943 students today from junior kindergarten to grade 12.STAFF: The academy employs 174 teachers and staff.FACILITIES: Its campus on West 8th Avenue consists of three academic buildings and two gymnasiums.FIRST GRADUATES: The class of 2001 consisted of 31 students.TRUDEAU CONNECTION: The Liberal leader taught math, humanities, social studies, French and drama at the academy after graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1998. Trudeau left the academy in summer 2001 to take a teaching position in the public system and later taught at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. He was the chair of Katimavik, a national volunteer service program, between 2002 and 2006.SOURCE: The Canadian Press, West Point Grey Academy and the University of British Columbia websites.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles From Paris With Love Gala Raises 55 Million

first_imgIn recognition for their compassion and dedicated support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, legendary Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully and global play and entertainment company Hasbro were awarded the Courage to Care award at CHLA’s ‘From Paris With Love’ gala Saturday.Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs onstage at the 2018 Children’s Hospital Los AngelesCredit/Copyright: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Children’s Hospital Los AngelesMore than 1,400 prominent philanthropists, local dignitaries and supporters gathered at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE for an event that raised $5.5 million to support the patient care and medical research that children who visit the hospital need.“We won’t rest until every child has access to the care they need to set them on the path to a healthy and successful life,” Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano told the audience. “Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is incredibly grateful to each of you for your support, which helps our hospital provide transformative compassionate care at more than half a million patient visits per year.”Late night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel touched millions of viewers around the world when he bravely shared the story about his son, William “Billy”, who was 3 days old when he received open-heart surgery at CHLA for tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, a rare congenital heart defect. Kimmel has been a stalwart advocate for health care coverage for all children and families in America.Billy’s surgeon, Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, was the evening’s special guest and mission ambassador. Dr. Starnes, co-director of the Heart Institute and founder of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, lauded the Kimmel family for their “bravery and sense of purpose” during Billy’s health challenges.“One of the best parts of my job is getting to know our brave young patients and their families and helping them fight formidable odds. Often they come to us when they’ve been told by other centers that nothing else can be done – and the Heart Institute offers them help,” Dr. Starnes explained. “One of those families that I’ve come to greatly admire is the Kimmel family. They’ve taken their own personal experience and shared it with the nation, and in doing so changed the conversation about health care.”“So many children, from so many financial backgrounds are cared for so beautifully and with so much compassion,” Kimmel said of CHLA, his voice breaking with emotion. “We can never repay them, but we’re going to try.”For 67 years Vin Scully delighted baseball lovers with his one-of-a-kind play-by-play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since retiring in 2016, Scully has gained a new generation of listeners at CHLA by reading storybooks to patients in the hospital’s Literally Healing room. He’s also the voice of public service announcements supporting Proposition 4, the bond initiative to raise funds for children’s hospitals throughout California.“Two words that have always shaken my heart are ’children’s hospital,’ ” said Scully, who noted that he and his wife Sandi have been blessed with six children, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. “Like every parent we worry a great deal…and then I visited that sacred place and saw the great spirit and dedication from those who work there.” He then implored the audience “to vote yes on Proposition 4 to gain more funds for children’s hospitals across the state.”Hasbro works passionately to create a universe where every child experiences hope, kindness and joy. The company has been a longtime CHLA supporter, providing charitable grants, product donations and employee volunteers at events throughout the year.“Giving back is part of our DNA, and we are incredibly proud to support this organization and the important work that you do,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro chairman and chief executive officer. “Around the world, almost all of our employees volunteer with children’s causes – and I know our employees who spend time here, with you, with the patients and families under your care, are especially honored by this recognition. They’ve seen first-hand your commitment to care, and the difference you make in the lives of children and families.”Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosted the event, which celebrated the ongoing support from the evening’s honorees. Entertainment included Foo Fighters, who performed “Learn To Fly,” “My Hero,” and “Times Like These,” and Pharrell Williams, who concluded the evening with a set that included hit songs “Get Lucky,” and “Happy.” Williams danced onstage with 9-year-old CHLA patient Eliana Georges, who basked in the moment with her favorite singer, whispering in his ear and sharing a warm, tearful embrace.Pharrell Williams performs onstage with CHLA patient Eliana GeorgesEach honoree was presented with a one-of-a-kind hand-blown artisan glass award created by Cheryl Saban, PhD, an honorary director of the hospital’s Board of Directors and a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Television personality Mary Hart, an honorary director of the hospital’s Board of Directors and a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, presented the award to Scully; Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, presented to Kimmel; and Jennifer Page, a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees, presented to Hasbro.They were joined at the event by Heidi Klum, Josh Gad, John Stamos, Teri Hatcher, Megan Henderson, Nikki DeLoach, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Daisy Fuentes, Richard Marx, Luc Robitaille, Dustin Brown, Victoria Arlen, Mark Hoppus, Malin Akerman, Italia Ricci, Robbie Amell, Alex Meneses, Colleen Ballinger, Lake Bell, Heather Parry, president of Live Nation Productions, and Jeff Shell, chairman of NBC Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.Hasbro was the gala’s title sponsor. Gala Benefactor sponsors were Costco Wholesale, The Walt Disney Company and The Sydney Smith Trust. Premier sponsors were the Goldhirsch-Yellin Foundation and Kristin and Jeffrey Worthe, chair of the CHLA Board of Directors.last_img read more

Bramptons Alessia Cara to perform at 2018 Grammy Awards in New York

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: The track is nominated for song of the year.The Justin Bieber remix of the Luis Fonsi-Daddy Yankee song Despacito has already been touted the song of the summer by many. But will it have longevity until September? The original Despacito video has more than two billion views on YouTube. (LuisFonsiVEVO/YouTube)Mars’ nominations include album, song and record of the year. Despacito will also compete for song and record of the year.Previously announced performers include Lady Gaga, Pink, Childish Gambino and Little Big Town. Bruno Mars and Cardi B, who recently collaborated on the upbeat song Finesse, will perform together at the Grammy Awards.The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Despacito hit makers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, SZA and Kesha will also take the stage at the Jan. 28 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid, the trio behind the suicide prevention hit 1-800-273-8255, will perform the song with a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Some of Canadas hottest tech firms are weighing IPOs following success of

Shopify Inc.’s scorching rally and Lightspeed POS Inc.’s successful trading debut this year are throwing the spotlight on who might be the next Canadian tech star to go public.A total of $1 billion (US$751 million) was invested in 142 venture capital deals in the first quarter, up 48 per cent from a year earlier, according to the Canadian Venture & Private Equity Association. More than half of that was in tech and increasingly from U.S. investors.Here’s what the founders of some of Canada’s hottest tech firms are saying about the future of their companies, and the potential for initial public offerings: Lightspeed POS buys Swiss startup to drive European expansion Lightspeed is writing a new chapter in the Canadian tech story Crackdown on big tech rivals could be ‘tremendous’ opportunity for Shopify, analyst says ClearbancClearbanc offers US$10,000 to US$10 million to startups to help fund their marketing campaigns on Facebook, Google and the like in return for a flat fee and a share of revenue.The Toronto-based alternative lender, founded in 2015, raised US$300 million in new funding led by Highland Capital Partners of the U.S., the largest disclosed VC-financing this year in Canada. That brings total funding to US$420 million.Clearbanc plans to start funding parts of a business that could turn into a repeatable revenue stream–infrastructure, shipping and sales commissions.It’s expanding outside the U.S. and Canada, where there’s a less developed venture ecosystem and “banks are more conservative,” according to co-founder and chief executive officer, Andrew D’Souza.“We think that the fundamentals of the business, the market opportunity, justifies a large standalone business,” D’Souza said about the possibility of an IPO.WattpadWattpad Corp. may no longer be a startup but its ambitions just keep growing. Founded as a mobile-reading app, 12-year-old Wattpad now calls itself a “multi-platform entertainment company.”The Toronto-based company has provided content for one of the most re-watched movies on Netflix (“The Kissing Booth”), a Hulu series (“Light as a Feather”), and this year a Hollywood feature film (“After”), all through Wattpad Studios, launched in 2016.Last week it inked a deal with Penguin Random House in the U.K. to turn its online content, mainly created and read by young women, into books. That follows the launch of its own publishing imprint, Wattpad Books, in the U.S. in April.The company uses data from more than 80 million monthly active users to identify the best stories across its platform and turn them into content. It has launched a paid, ad-free version as well as exclusive content for a fee.Wattpad has raised US$117.8 million from investors including OMERS Ventures, Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s capital arm, and August Capital Corp, and is generating revenue in “eight figures,” according to co-founder and chief executive, Allen Lau.As for an IPO, it’s “not what we spend time focusing on,” Lau said. “Our focus right now is on movies and TV shows, with our partners.”VidyardVidyard Inc. wants to be the YouTube of business videos. Its software allows companies to create personalized videos to engage with customers and use data from their viewing habits to analyze that engagement.Companies are expected to spend US$103 billion annually in video-ad marketing by 2023, according to Forrester Research.Vidyard counts 1,200 businesses in over 170 countries as its customers, including enterprise customers such as Honeywell International Inc., LinkedIn and Citibank.“In terms of the next two to three years, we’re just focused on consistent, hockey-stick style growth,” says Devon Galloway, co-founder and chief technology officer at Kitchener, Ontario-based Vidyard.Tdhe company has raised US$60 million to date from investors including OMERS Ventures, Inovia Capital and the venture capital arm of Salesforce Inc.Galloway said if Vidyard continues to grow as well as it has an IPO would certainly be on its path.WealthsimpleWealthsimple Inc., wishes to replace banks as a customer’s primary financial relationship, according to founder and chief executive, Michael Katchen.“We want to be a firm that demystifies money,” Katchen said in an interview in Bloomberg’s Toronto office. The investment services company has more than C$5 billion in assets under management and 175,000 customers in Canada, the U.S. and U.K.The robo-adviser favoured by millennials, is also targeting wealthier Canadians and has branched out into commission-free stock trading and savings products. Mortgages, life insurance and checking accounts could be next, Katchen said.Founded in 2014, WealthSimple is not yet profitable, but its backers are patient, Katchen said. These include Power Financial Corp., an investment arm run by the Desmarais family and Allianz SE.Katchen said he’s interested in an IPO but it’s still “a few years away.”Bloomberg.com read more