Top Stories: Chimpanzee ‘Personhood,’ a Probiotic Autism Treatment, and Cavity-Fighting Candy

first_imgGut Microbes Linked to Autismlike Symptoms in MiceMany autistic children have unusually severe tummy problems, like chronic constipation or diarrhea. Now, a provocative study claims that a probiotic treatment for gastrointestinal issues can reduce autismlike symptoms in mice—and suggests that this treatment could work for humans, too.Lawsuits Could Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal PersonsSign 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(*)This week, an animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed three lawsuits in New York in an attempt to get judges to declare that chimpanzees are legal persons and should be freed from captivity. The suits target two research chimps at Stony Brook University and two chimps on private property and are the opening salvo in a coordinated effort to grant “legal personhood” to a variety of animals across the United States. Meanwhile, scientists in Italy have petitioned lawmakers to revise a measure that sharply restricts the use of animals in scientific research.Can Candies Combat Cavities?You may actually be able to fight cavities by sucking on candy—if it’s laced with the right dead bacteria. A new study shows that candy containing probiotics actually lowers the level of cavity-causing bacteria in saliva, presumably because the dead bacteria tie up the living ones, which are then swallowed.NASA’s Planetary Science Shift Rattles ResearchersNASA is restructuring how its Planetary Science Division funds grant proposals, and researchers are rattled. Some say that it threatens to delay funding for their projects by up to a year and could put them out of work.A Link Between Wormholes and Quantum EntanglementTheoretical physicists have forged a connection between a mysterious quantum mechanical concept called entanglement and wormholes. The insight could help physicists reconcile quantum mechanics and Einstein’s general theory of relativity, perhaps the grandest goal in theoretical physics.last_img read more

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Days that shook the Cup

first_imgSecurity shenanigans Sri Lanka were co-hosting the World Cup for the first time in 1996. But a bomb blast in Colombo in the days leading up to the tournament spooked Australia and the West Indies, who chose to forfeit their matches against the hosts.It did not help that the World Cup was preceded by a pretty acrimonious tour Down Under for the Lankans, in which Muttiah Muralitharan was called for chucking more than once.The two forfeitures got Sri Lanka into the knock- out stages and were unstoppable after that.Ironically, it was the Aussies who were their victims in the final as the Lankans won their first World Cup.Tragedy in JamaicaBob WoolmerPakistan’s coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, hours after his team was knocked out by minnows Ireland. Lot of conspiracy theories circulated in the media – unrest within the team, murder and matchfixing – and the Pakistan players themselves were not considered beyond suspicion.The death cast a dark shadow over the tournament as the investigation went on throughout the World Cup.It was later concluded that Woolmer died of natural causes, but that did not satisfy everyone.After the early exits of India and Pakistan, it was another big blow which the tournament could have done without.No show in HarareThe British government was one of the staunchest critics of Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe and did not want the England team to play against the hosts in that country.advertisementHowever, due to a lack of clear instructions, it was left to the players themselves not to make the trip on “moral, political and contractual” grounds.Zimbabwe’s own Andy Flower and Henry Olonga wore black armbands ” mourning the death of democracy” in ” beloved Zimbabwe’, at much personal risk. Also, the New Zealand board did not allow its team to travel to Nairobi for the match against Kenya due to a perceived terrorist threat.Trouble in EdenThe opening ceremony of the 1996 tournament was supposed to be a grand affair.However, the laser show malfunctioned and the ceremony never lived up to the hype.However, the bigger shame for the Kolkata venue was in the semi- final in which India took on Sri Lanka.Chasing 252, India were on track at 98 for one when Sachin Tendulkar departed. The remaining batsmen failed to come to terms with the Lankan spinners on a turning track and collapsed to 120 for eight. The huge crowd had seen enough and started setting the stands on fire and throwing objects on to the field. The match was awarded to the Lankans and a disconsolate Vinod Kambli walked off the ground crying.22 runs to win off one ball There is still no perfect method to decide targets in weather- hit matches. But the rain rule devised by experts, including Richie Benaud, for the 1992 World Cup created more problems than it solved.Trying to compensate for the apparent advantages of chasing, they decided to deduct the least productive overs from the total of the side batting first.It raised several eyebrows and resulted in the farcical end to the semi- final between England and South Africa in Sydney.Needing 22 runs from 13 balls as the contest moved towards a thrilling climax, a short sharp shower played spoilsport and the Proteas were left to score 22 in one ball when play resumed.Nobody saw the funny side of the situation.Dope taint on legendShane Warne was the catalyst for Australia’s 1999 World Cup triumph. The leg- spinner had already announced that he would retire from ODIs after the 2003 edition. But his campaign ended before it could even start.Warne tested positive for a banned diuretic on the eve of Australia’s opener against Pakistan, and was sent home in disgrace. His excuse that his mother gave him a pill to look slimmer in front of the camera did not convince many. Not that it affected Australia’s title defence. Brad Hogg came into the side and grabbed the opportunity with both hands as the Aussies went undefeated.last_img read more

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Norel Nuevo, Grace Gella win bronze medals in World Junior Bowling

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Nuevo averaged 215.33 in three games while Hung tallied an average of 229.66 after rolling 244 and 222 in the last two frames.Next stop for Gella and Nuevo is the Asian Youth Championships on April 17-25 in Kuching, Malaysia.Singapore’s Arianne Tay ruled the field after averaging 234.5 in six games while Finland’s Mila Nevalainen got the silver (231.5).ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles UP gets first win, DLSU upsets UST Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Norel Nuevo and Grace Gella show off their medals. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONorel Nuevo and Grace Gella showed a glimpse of the future in Philippine bowling when they brought home a pair of bronze medals from the 2019 World Junior Bowling Championships in Saint-Maximin, France.Nuevo came close to booking a spot in the finals only to be sidetracked by South Korea’s Soree Hung in the semifinals of the girls’ masters event.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Google Philippines names new country director Gella duplicated Nuevo’s feat after compiling an average of 229 in six games for the bronze that she shared with Peppi Konsteri of Finaland who averaged 231.17.“It’s another proud moment for Philippine bowling on the world stage, said PBF secretary general Bong Coo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“They performed well, but it wasn’t enough to win it all. Just the same, all of us are happy with their achievement,” added Coo, a four-time world bowling champion and most decorated Filipino athlete during her stint in the national team.It was a promising start for the 18-year-old after she defeated Hung, 235-223, in the opening frame of the three-game semis, but allowed the Korean to seize the next two games. View commentslast_img read more

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Manchester United Held at Wolves After Ruben Neves Wonder Strike, Pogba Penalty Miss

first_imgWolverhampton: Manchester United were held 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers and missed out on taking top spot in the Premier League on Monday as a sumptuous Ruben Neves strike cancelled out Anthony Martial’s first-half goal and Paul Pogba missed a late penalty.After a 4-0 home win over Chelsea on the opening day, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team dominated the early exchanges and led after 27 minutes when Marcus Rashford slipped the ball in for Martial to score his 50th goal for the club in all competitions. But Wolves, who beat the visitors in the league and FA Cup at Molineux last season, were transformed in the second half, rejuvenated by substitute Adama Traore on the wing.In the 55th minute, a clever corner routine left Portuguese midfielder Neves free outside the area from where he hit a delightful curling strike over keeper David de Gea that went in off the underside of the bar, ramping up the raucous atmosphere.The goal was confirmed after a VAR review into whether Joao Moutinho was offside when he received the ball back following a the short corner routine.”It was fantastic,” Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo said of Neves’ strike. “In the first half we struggled so much, but it all changed in the second… I am proud of all the performance.”Pogba then missed a penalty awarded in the 67th minute after he tumbled in the area under Wolves captain Conor Coady’s feet.The Frenchman’s spot kick, superbly saved by Rui Patricio, was his fourth missed penalty in the Premier League since the start of last season, raising questions as to why United’s other designated penalty-taker Rashford did not step up instead.”The two of them are confident penalty takers,” Solskjaer said as he defended Pogba. “When there are two names there, it’s the one who’s most confident. Paul’s scored so many before, so absolutely no problem at all.”JUBILANT NEVESThe result left United on four points from two games, while Wolves are still looking for their first win of the season, having picked up two points from two draws.Goalscorer, Neves, however, was jubilant with another strong performance from the Midlands team against a leading side.”I’m really happy for the goal and the result as we drew against a big team,” he said.After regaining their supremacy in possession, United had another glorious chance near the end but defender Luke Shaw shot straight at Patricio from the edge of the area, to the relief of the home fans in the 31,314 crowd.A win would have taken United above early pacesetters Liverpool and Arsenal on goal difference.But Solskjaer seemed content to have collected four points from the opening two games after most pundits had ruled out his team’s chances of being title contenders this season.”We are improving,” said the Norwegian.”In the first half, we dominated possession. In the second half, we knew they were going to come out like a house on fire… Then we took control again and could have won it.”As against Chelsea, United were far more solid at the back, led by 80 million pounds ($97.05 million) close-season signing Harry Maguire, the world’s most expensive defender.He is building a strong partnership with Victor Lindelof that may banish memories of the uncharacteristically shaky United defences of recent years.Up front, they looked fast and fluent, with Rashford and Martial showing a good understanding and receiving excellent support from Jesse Lingard and pacy new signing Dan James.United next host Crystal Palace in the league on Saturday while Wolves face a trip to Torino in a Europa League playoff first leg on Thursday before hosting Burnley on Sunday. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. antony martialEPLepl points tableman united First Published: August 20, 2019, 9:57 AM ISTlast_img read more

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Sarri pleased by Hazard’s intensity

first_imgEden Hazard’s defensive contribution in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday pleased Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.Hazard scored a sublime solo effort at Anfield in the EFL Cup in midweek and netted his seventh goal of the season to nudge Chelsea ahead at Stamford Bridge.But Sarri – who also acknowledged that the Blues must not rely too much on Hazard – was pleased with the playmaker’s all-round effort, having this week questioned his intensity in training. 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! “I’m really very happy with the defensive performance of Hazard today, especially in the second half,” Sarri told a post-match news conference.”I think at the end of the season we can have four, five players over 10 goals. And so it’s not only Hazard.”Of course, Hazard is the first, but I think Pedro, Willian, [Alvaro] Morata, will be able to score more than 10 goals in a season.”Just another day at the office for @hazardeden10… #CHELIV pic.twitter.com/SuW6zMCJBr— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 29, 2018Liverpool cancelled out Hazard’s effort through Daniel Sturridge’s 89th-minute stunner, extending their unbeaten start to the league season to seven matches.Chelsea are also still to taste defeat under Sarri, and the former Napoli boss says the Blues can be buoyed by their display.”I am disappointed because they scored in the last minutes,” Sarri added.”But at the end I am really very happy – first of all with the performance and I think also a draw is the right result. The match was wonderful.”I think [Manchester] City and Liverpool are a step ahead of us. It’s very difficult. I think we can fight for the Champions League places.”Here it’s very difficult to arrive in the first four. There are six, seven top-level teams, top in Europe, not only in England.”It’s not easy to get in the Champions League. We have to try of course. We have to try to stay very close on the table with the top-level teams. And we have to try to improve.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Kanu, Cambiasso to attend official draw for FIFA U-17 WC

first_img(EDS: REPEATING AFTER CORRECTING DRAW DATE) Mumbai, Jul 5 (PTI) Legendary footballers Esteban Cambiasso and Nwankwo Kanu along with Indian sporting icons Sunil Chhetri and PV Sindhu will attend the official draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India later this year. The draw to be held here on Friday will also be attended by officials from the participating teams and the host cities. The event will be telecasted live on FIFA.com. Kanu and Cambiasso are no strangers to the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Kanu held the winners trophy aloft with Nigerias Super Eaglets in 1993 while Argentine great Cambiasso participated in the 1995 edition. Kanu, who won Olympic gold in 1996, was twice chosen as African Player of the Year, and played for the Super Eagles at the 1998, 2002 and 2010 editions of the FIFA World Cup. Cambiasso, meanwhile, won the FIFA U-20 World Cup 1997 and was part of Argentinas team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. “The FIFA U-17 World Cup 1993 really spurred my career ? within years of winning the title, I won the Olympic gold and from there as I would like to believe, there wasnt any looking back,” Kanu said in a statement released by the FIFA and Local Orgainsing Committee. “This tournament provides youngsters the necessary stage for development and I believe this years edition will provide us all with exceptional talent ? much like the previous tournaments.” The two football icons will be joined by India national football team captain Sunil Chhetri and Olympic medallist shuttler Sindhu, both of whom will take part as draw assistants. PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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PURSUIT ENDS WITH THREE ARRESTS

first_imgTHREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER A SIOUX CITY PURSUIT FINALLY ENDED IN WINNEBAGO.SIOUX CITY POLICE RESPONDED TO THE 900 BLOCK OF JACKSON STREET WEDNESDAY MORNING AROUND 5 A.M. FOR A CARJACKING.THE VICTIM SAID HE WAS APPROACHED BY THREE MEN WHO THREATENED AND ASSAULTED HIM, LEAVING MINOR INJURIES.THE SUSPECTS TOOK THE VEHICLE, WHICH WAS LOCATED WITHIN MINUTES BY OFFICERS IN THE 4TH AND PIERCE AREA.OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE VEHICLE, BUT THE MEN LEAD THEM ON A PURSUIT THAT EVENTUALLY ENDED IN WINNEBAGO, NEBRASKA.THE THREE SUSPECTS WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY THURSTON COUNTY.ADDITIONAL CHARGES FROM WOODBURY COUNTY ARE EXPECTED.last_img read more

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Aaron Hernandez lawyer says ex-NFL star had ‘severe’ case of CTE

first_imgNew England Patriots Reuse this content Read more Concussion in sport NFL CTE can only be definitively diagnosed after death. A recent study by researchers at Boston University and the Boston Veterans Affairs health system examined 111 deceased NFL players’ brains that were donated to scientific research and found CTE in 110 of them, or 99% of those studied.The ailment can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez was found hanging in his prison cell while serving a life sentence without parole for the 2013 first-degree murder of his friend Odin Lloyd. He had a $40m contract with the Patriots but was cut by the team within hours of his arrest. Less than a week before his death, he’d been acquitted of an unrelated 2012 double murder that prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled at a nightclub.He joins a list of former NFL players to have killed themselves only to subsequently be diagnosed with CTE, joining Dave Duerson, Andre Waters, Junior Seau, Ron Easterling and Jovan Belcher. Seau and Duerson deliberately shot themselves in the chest to preserve their brains for the ongoing research into the disease.A former University of Florida star, Hernandez was one of the best tight ends in the NFL at the time of Lloyd’s murder. He entered the league in 2010, and in his second appearance became the youngest player in five decades to surpass 100 receiving yards in a game.He was Tom Brady’s top target in a narrow Super Bowl XLVI loss to the New York Giants, catching a team-high eight passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.In 38 career games over three seasons, he had 175 catches for a total of 1,956 yards, a number that would have been much higher if not for series of injuries.In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. news Since you’re here… Share on Messenger US sports Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who killed himself in April while serving a life sentence for murder, was found to have a “severe case” of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the progressive degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to repeated blows to the head.Attorney Jose Baez, who represented the former Pro Bowl tight end, said Hernandez’s brain was found to have one of the most severe forms of the disease in a news conference on Thursday. Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Study links longer football careers to more severe cases of CTElast_img read more

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‘The whole club’ behind Emery – PSG president

first_imgPSG Emery has complete backing from PSG, insists Al-Khelaifi Joe Wright 07:54 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UnaiEmery - Cropped Getty Images PSG PSG v Monaco Monaco Coupe de la Ligue Thomas Tuchel has been heavily linked with the Ligue 1 leaders but the club’s president says is manager still has their support Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted the club are fully behind head coach Unai Emery following their Coupe de la Ligue triumph.The French capital side claimed the trophy for the fifth season in a row on Saturday thanks to a 3-0 victory in Bordeaux, with Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria the goalscorers.The victory secured a fifth trophy for Emery at PSG since he took charge in June 2016, but their defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 has led to heavy speculation he will leave at the end of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Thomas Tuchel is one of the favourites for the position and Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed on Saturday that the former Borussia Dortmund boss has already agreed to join an unnamed club.Al-Khelaifi, though, is adamant Emery has PSG’s backing, telling Canal +: “Our coach is Unai, and we support Unai. Every day, I read [in the media] the names written behind Unai. He’s our coach and the whole club is behind him.”We’re very happy with this match, which wasn’t easy. We played well, we could even have scored four, five, six goals.”Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp insisted PSG deserved to lift the trophy and denied the victory was a routine one for his side.”We sometimes hear it’s always easy for PSG, but it’s never easy, especially against a very good team like Monaco,” said the Germany international.@CoupedelaLigue Champions  pic.twitter.com/Ba5iDm3l0j— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 31, 2018″We’re always happy to win trophies. It’s our goal. We’re very happy and we deserve it. “We worked very well and, in the end, work always pays off.”last_img read more

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Report: Brazil 3 Peru 1

first_imgGabriel Jesus threatened to turn from hero to villain but his Brazil team-mates sealed a 3-1 win over Peru at the Maracana and a ninth Copa America title.Tite’s men beat their final opponents 5-0 during the group stage but were under pressure when Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero cancelled out Everton’s opener with a 44th-minute penalty.Jesus, whose excellent wing play laid on Brazil’s first goal, restored the advantage in first-half injury time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare That set the five-time world champions’ on course for their first major honour in 12 years, although a clumsy aerial challenge on Carlos Zambrano was enough to earn Jesus a second yellow card and set up a fraught finale – until substitute Richarlison dispatched a final-minute penalty to spark buoyant celebrations.Peru began confidently before Brazil hit the front in the 15th minute.Jesus got the jump on Miguel Trauco with a clever run before jinking around the full-back and crossing for Everton to finish gleefully on the half-volley.Everton turned provider shortly afterwards as Philippe Coutinho shot wide from 10 yards and Roberto Firmino headed narrowly over in the 36th minute.They were misses the Selecao would regret when referee Roberto Tobar upheld a harsh handball call against a prone Thiago Silva on review and Guerrero levelled from the spot.Peru’s joy was short-lived, however, as Zambrano’s ill-timed slip allowed the razor-sharp Jesus to steal in for a cool finish.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL DO BRAAAAASIL!GABRIEL JESUS COLOCA O BRASIL NA FRENTE! 2 x 1  | #JogaBola #CopaAmérica #BRAxPER pic.twitter.com/XGDcddOapR— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 7, 2019Coutinho fizzed a curling effort fractionally wide six minutes into the second period as Brazil pushed to increase their lead.Jesus was shown remonstrating in tears on steps inside the stadium tunnel after his fifth foul of the game strained Tobar’s patience too far.Edison Flores sent a rasping strike wide before the action became unhelpfully fractious as far as Ricardo Gareca’s men were concerned.Zambrano then erred once more, bundling Everton over, and Richarlison was on hand to land the final blow.What does it mean? Brazil finally taste glory as Neymar looks onEver since his emergence as a wonderkid at Santos, this has been the era of Neymar for world football’s most celebrated international team. However, this first Copa since 2007 comes on the back of failed 2014 and 2018 World Cup campaigns. The former humiliation on home soil has now been exorcised, albeit with the stricken Paris Saint-Germain star on the sidelines.All three final goalscorers would probably have had reduced roles had Neymar been around and how he fits into such a well-drilled and efficient outfit under Tite from this point on will be intriguing.Jesus red should not overshadow huge step forwardThe Manchester City striker was indebted to his team-mates in the end, but they kind of owed him one. Having scored one and created another in the semi-final win over Argentina, Jesus repeated the trick and looked a player reborn in international colours. The 22-year-old’s scoreless outing at Russia 2018 and an often-testing season at club level felt like distant memories.Zambrano slips up at the wrong timeThe last time Jesus saw the Peru defender on the turf it was, of course, bad news for the man in yellow. But Zambrano’s woeful error at precisely the moment Brazilian nerves were jangling could scarcely have come at a worse time. The needless foul to concede the late penalty summed up his outing.Key Opta facts- Brazil have won the Copa America on each of the five occasions they have hosted the tournament (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989 and 2019). – Tite is the first coach to win the Copa America (2019), the Copa Libertadores (with Corinthians in 2012) and the Copa Sudamericana (with Internacional in 2008)- Gabriel Jesus is the first player to score a goal and be sent off in a Copa America final- Peru’s goal ended Alisson’s streak without conceding at 889 minutes in all competitions. The previous time he was beaten was in action for Liverpool, Salomon Rondon the scorer for Newcastle United on May 4- Everton’s opener was the first goal scored in a Copa America final since 2011 (Diego Forlan, for Uruguay v Paraguay).What’s nextCONMEBOL’s scattergun approach to scheduling their flagship competition means Brazil must defend their title in Argentina and Colombia next year. read morelast_img read more

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Photos Of Clemson Football’s White House Dinner Are Going Viral

first_imgDonald Trump waving.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump in the tunnel before going on field prior to the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)Clemson football is at the White House tonight. President Trump is hosting the team in celebration of its national championship victory last week.Over the weekend, Trump revealed what he planned on serving the victorious Tigers for their meal tonight: fast food.“I think we’re going to serve McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King, with some pizza. I would think that’s their favorite food,” Trump told reporters.Looking at the photos from the event, he delivered on that statement.Asked which of the fast food eats he likes best, “I like it all,” said @POTUS. “It’s all great stuff.” Said it’ll be interesting to see how much is left, after the Clemson team fills up. Thinks they’ll like it better than anything else the WH could serve. pic.twitter.com/8mlPIREZmu— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 14, 2019Presidential dinner ?#silverplatter pic.twitter.com/v06KT5Svok— Coach Jeff Scott (@coach_jeffscott) January 14, 2019POTUS with “great American food” for Clemson Tigers visiting WH. pic.twitter.com/VgmQeXNhk6— Roberta Rampton (@robertarampton) January 14, 2019State Dining Room laden with burgers, fries, pizza and even some salads, for Clemson Tigers reception. pic.twitter.com/ewyCUMVqZn— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 14, 2019So we have pizza, chicken nuggets, Big Macs, Filet-o-Fish, Quarter Pounders and more. Is it a typical banquet? No, but a bunch of college kids probably won’t mind eating this stuff.As for Clemson’s sports nutrition staff, well, they might be looking at all this and having a breakdown. Thankfully there isn’t much of an offseason.Clemson could be back here next year as well, as they’ll be the preseason No. 1 team. If that’s the case, Trump will probably have to make an adjustment to his menu.last_img read more

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MACS’ New Containership Named

first_imgzoom The container carrier Bright Sky, the third newly built unit for the German shipping company MACS, was officially named last month.The Port of Antwerp CEO Eddy Bruyninckx welcomed the vessel to the port of Antwerp. The Bright Sky will operate on the route between northern Europe and South Africa, carrying mainly breakbulk.The Bright Sky belongs to a series of six vessels that MACS ordered back in 2007 and 2008 for a reported price of USD 42 million per unit. The vessels were originally ordered from Jiangsu Shenghua shipyard but due to the difficulties during the vessel’s construction that task was shifted to Qingshan Shipyard that, at the end, completed the vessel.World Maritime News Staff, November 6, 2013; Image: Port of Antwerplast_img read more

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Studies shed light on impact of virus on farmed Atlantic salmon in

first_imgVANCOUVER — Two new studies suggest a fish virus linked with a potentially deadly disease in Norway that has inspired an anti-fish farm movement on the West Coast isn’t as harmful as some believe.The studies were released Wednesday in the journals Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Physiology and review the effects of piscine orthoreovirus, also known as PRV, on Atlantic salmon in Pacific waters.Studies in Norway have linked PRV with a disease known as heart and skeletal muscle inflammation, which does not affect human health but has killed Atlantic salmon farms in that country.But Mark Polinski, a Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientist who was the lead and co-lead author on each study respectively, says they found the virus does not seem to have the same effect on Atlantic salmon studied in British Columbia.While PRV could be a contributing factor to fish developing the disease, the study suggests it’s not the sole cause and seems to cause less harm, Polinski said.“With this data, it’s kind of clearly showing you can’t just blame it on the presence or absence of PRV,” he said.As part of the study, scientists injected healthy fish with the virus collected from an infected fish that also had heart lesions consistent with the muscle inflammation disease.The virus load exploded in the healthy fish, but they didn’t develop the significant heart lesions that the original infected fish had. Some developed minor heart inflammation but that also happened in the control population of healthy fish, he said.The reason for the difference between Canada and Norway is still unknown but he said it could come down to genetic differences in both the disease and the fish.The second study published Wednesday found that although PRV affects oxygen-carrying red blood cells, infected fish performed just as well as healthy fish when it came to respiratory tasks.“We’re not trying to say it’s not causing any harm at all,” said Polinski, pointing to previous studies on the effects of the virus including one that linked PRV to an equally deadly type of anemia in at least one species of wild B.C. salmon.“It’s probably likely that PRV is not making the situation any better and very well may be contributing to it, but it’s hard to pin it all on PRV.”Opponents of ocean-based fish farms have argued the muscle inflammation disease could spread to wild stocks, making them lethargic and vulnerable to prey.There are still gaps in knowledge about how the virus and disease affect wild stocks, but Polinski said he recently completed a parallel study looking at whether PRV caused the disease in sockeye and could not prove any causation.The federal government also announced Wednesday that it will not appeal a recent Federal Court decision ordering it to review its policy not to test young farmed salmon for PRV before the fish are transferred to open-net farms along the British Columbia coast.Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said the department is reviewing its policies in line with the court decision and results are due this spring.“What the court found was the threshold the department is presently using to assess harm to wild salmon was set too low and asks us, me specifically, to go back and review the wild salmon policy to ensure that it was appropriate in terms of assessment of harm,” he said in an interview.The department is developing a risk framework that will clarify how risk is assessed and on what basis, he said.Wilkinson said the court decision doesn’t compel him to change the policy not to test for PRV ahead of a transfer, but the department will make decisions on that and other aspects of its policy using the best scientific information available.The ‘Namgis First Nation challenged a Fisheries and Oceans Canada authorization transferring Atlantic salmon smolts to an open-pen aquaculture facility in Vancouver Island’s Broughton Archipelago without being tested for PRV or another serious disease. An appeal of that authorization is still before the courts.Fisheries and Oceans says its officials are working to ensure the aquaculture sector is economically successful and environmentally sustainable.“At the end of the day, aquaculture is a significant economic opportunity for British Columbia and Atlantic Canada, but we only get there through a path where people believe it is being done in an environmentally sustainable way,” Wilkinson said.The department is continuing a study of on-land and sea-based closed containment fish farming technology that could keep farmed salmon out of waters shared with B.C.’s wild stocks, reducing the potential for the transfer of diseases. It says the study’s results are expected this summer.Amy Smart, The Canadian PressNote to readers: This story clarifies the link between PRV and a disease known as heart and skeletal muscle inflammation.last_img read more

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Duchess Of Cornwall Named As Patron Of Medical Detection Dogs

first_imgThe Duchess of Cornwall has become Patron of the charity Medical Detection Dogs – one of the world’s leading organisations in using the animals to help diagnose serious illnesses, including detecting cancer.The Duchess of Cornwall at the Medical Detection Dogs DemonstrationCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/At St. James’s Palace last week, The Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, attended a demonstration by the dogs at work and a reception for the charity. Their Royal Highnesses and their guests watched as three dogs, all Labradors, were put through their paces identifying prostate cancer and kidney tumours from samples from patients.Comedian Bill Bailey was among the guests who attended. He has been campaigning to raise awareness of prostate cancer and immediately gave his support to the organisation after watching the demonstration.Speaking about his conversation with The Duchess after watching the animals at work, he said: “Both of us had an emotional reaction to it – I wasn’t expecting that.“I was expecting a clinical trial. It brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye, how many lives this could save.”Dr Claire Guest, Chief Executive of Medical Detection Dogs, said it was only relatively recently that the scientific world had pursued the ability of dogs to sniff out diseases.She told the guests invited to the demonstration: “How we missed for so many centuries that dogs could detect diseases in this way is perhaps remarkable, but perhaps we weren’t watching our dogs carefully enough.”Her interest in the subject sprang from a friend who in the early 1980s went to see her GP to have a mole on her calf examined only after her dog persistently sniffed the problem area which was diagnosed as skin cancer. Dr Guest’s own dog Daisy, one of the Labradors used in the demonstration, alerted her to a lump in her breast which proved to be cancer.The charity not only trains dogs to analyse samples from patients suspected of having the early stages of bladder or prostate cancer but also has around 50 medical assistance dogs, with the majority helping their owners to manage their diabetes by warning them if their blood-sugar levels are too high or low.Dr Claire Guest continued: “The ability of dogs to assist with people who are suffering from life threatening conditions is incredible.“These dogs are not only transforming people’s lives but keeping them safe, keeping them out of the hospital and dare I say it, saving the NHS a lot of money.“The dogs are trained to detect the odour change, this biochemical change, that occurs in our bodies with any disease or condition and the dogs are taught when you smell this on your owner warn them quickly.”The Prince and The Duchess met six-year-old Cerys Davies and her mother, Debbie, from Baldock in Hertfordshire, who have Wendy, a black Labrador who helps the youngster manage her aggressive Type 1 diabetes.Mrs Davies said she and her husband would mount vigils throughout the night, doing blood tests to make sure their daughter did not slip into a coma however their lives has changed since now the dog will wake them if there is a problem and carry over Cerys’s medical kit.Mrs Davies said: “We’ve had Wendy four months and the change has been incredible. She wouldn’t leave my side before but now Cerys is happier and healthier.“Wendy alerts us about five to eight times a day and she did it the first night we had her, which we never expected.”The charity has also trained Europe’s first dog to detect peanuts which give her owner, Yasmine Tornblad, severe anaphylactic shocks, even if she comes into contact with them second-hand.Also at the event was Downton Abbey actress Lesley Nicol, who plays cook Mrs Patmore. She has been a supporter of the charity, founded in 2008, for a number of years and has a dog named after her character which will be trained to spot medical conditions.Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

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UN tribunal welcomes arrest of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect

“The Prosecutor’s Office welcomes this development and the fact that this now brings the number of fugitives from four to three,” Olga Kavran, spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), said.Serbian authorities today informed the Tribunal, which is based in The Hague, Netherlands, that Mr. Župljanin had been arrested. There had been a previous, unsuccessful attempt to apprehend the suspect.Ms. Kavran said today’s events confirmed what the Prosecutor has been saying for some time – namely that the remaining Bosnia Serb fugitives are within reach of Serbia. “We hope, of course, that Župljanin will be in The Hague shortly and that he will soon be followed by the remaining three fugitives – Radovan Karadžic, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžic,” she added. 11 June 2008The Prosecutor of the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has welcomed today’s announcement that indicted Bosnian war crimes suspect Stojan Župljanin had been arrested. read more

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UN health agency declares H1N1 pandemic is over

10 August 2010The United Nations health agency today declared an end to the H1N1 pandemic but urged continued vigilance, cautioning that pandemics, like the viruses that cause them, are unpredictable. “We are now moving into the post-pandemic period. The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course,” Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), told reporters. The announcement follows an assessment by its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, which met earlier today, as well as reports from several countries that are now experiencing influenza. It comes a little more than a year after the agency first declared the start of the H1N1 pandemic. The new influenza virus spread with unprecedented speed, reaching 120 countries and territories in around eight weeks, according to WHO, which noted that cases were eventually reported in almost every country. Dr. Chan said that globally, the levels and patterns of H1N1 transmission now being seen differ significantly from what was observed during the pandemic. Out-of-season outbreaks are no longer being reported in either the northern or southern hemisphere. “Influenza outbreaks, including those primarily caused by the H1N1 virus, show an intensity similar to that seen during seasonal epidemics,” she noted. Also, during the pandemic, the H1N1 virus crowded out other influenza viruses to become the dominant virus. “This is no longer the case. Many countries are reporting a mix of influenza viruses, again as is typically seen during seasonal epidemics.” She noted that the start of the post-pandemic period does not mean that the H1N1 virus has gone away. “Based on experience with past pandemics, we expect the H1N1 virus to take on the behaviour of a seasonal influenza virus and continue to circulate for some years to come. “Pandemics, like the viruses that cause them, are unpredictable. So is the immediate post-pandemic period,” she stated. She stressed that continued vigilance is extremely important, and WHO has issued advice on recommended surveillance, vaccination, and clinical management during the post-pandemic period. read more

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Rehab centers for drug addicts

Cabinet has approved a proposal to setup rehabilitation centers for drug addicts, which will function under the Bureau of Commissioner General of Rehabilitation.The government says drug addiction has become a huge calamity to the society at present. In addition to destroying the state wealth, that has turned into a mechanism of converting an energetic youth generation with capabilities into patients, the government said in a statement. The proposal made by Chandrasiri Gajadeera, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms for the establishment of Rehabilitation Centers under the Bureau of Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, was approved by the Cabinet. (Colombo Gazette) In said that in 2011, the number of imprisonments due to drug addiction was 10,568. 6,165 persons. The Bureau of Commissioner General of Rehabilitation which possesses an experienced staff of rehabilitating and reintegrating LTTE ex-combatants will have the competency of rehabilitating drug addicts jointly with the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board. read more

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George Osborne speaks of his delight after discovering he is Jewish

Mr Osborne, 46, was informed by his youngest brother Theo who had begun investigating his maternal grandmother’s background after falling in love with a Jewish woman.  But part way through a conversion that can take several years, he uncovered documents that proved his grandmother… Theo Osborne, 33, an investment manager, had embarked on the lengthy process to convert in order to marry his American fiancée Justine Fisher in an orthodox Jewish ceremony. The former Tory MP revealed his maternal grandmother Clarisse Loxton-Peacock – a glamorous Hungarian emigre – was a Jew who came to Britain before the war. George Osborne, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, has discovered that he is Jewish. read more

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NXTs Rich Brennan added to Smackdown announce team

first_imgFacebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Courtesy of WWE.com:Rich Brennan joins SmackDown announce teamOn the Aug. 27 edition of SmackDown, the best show on Thursday night welcomed a new voice to the table, play-by-play announcer Rich Brennan. Coincidently, Brennan’s inaugural show aired from his home state of Rhode Island.Many members of the WWE Universe are already familiar with the dynamic announcer, thanks to his work as a commentator for WWE NXT.As a child, Brennan’s sole desire was to one day become a WWE announcer. And it was after working with “Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling” that the former World Champion first helped him get involved with WWE’s Performance Center. In his time with NXT, Brennan not only called matches every day, but also immersed himself in learning everything he could able the business. He feels very fortunate for the time he has had with the organization, “riding that wave” as NXT has grown expediently in both popularity and excitement, while working with truly amazing people like the late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes.Brennan is certainly no stranger to the broadcast booth. Prior to joining NXT, he announced for numerous hockey and arena football teams, Major League Soccer, and has even worked as a sports anchor for KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas.SmackDown welcomes Rich Brennan to Thursday nights!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Cesaro Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Kurt Angle Twitter WhatsApp WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Google+ Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE Halftime Heat announce team revealed for Sunday featuring WWE Hall of Famer Pinterest Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Roman Reigns is in Remission Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 Videos Articleslast_img read more

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NSW remains the home of major events

first_imgSource = Destination NSW NSW remains the home of major eventsNSW continues to lead the nation when it comes to attracting new major events, Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase announced today, with the State hosting a comprehensive range of world class sporting, cultural and lifestyle events.Destination NSW supported 136 events in 2014, which contributed $510 million in visitor spending to the State’s economy and led to NSW being named Best Event State at the 2014 Australian Event Awards for the second year in a row.“NSW is the number one destination for major events, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world each year to take in our world class calendar. The latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) figures confirm this position, with NSW attracting a record number of international visitors in the year end December 2014,” Ms Chipchase said.“After a bumper 2014, Destination NSW has continued to work to secure top quality major events for NSW. Already in 2015 we have secured exclusive visits from international football giants Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur, the opening match of the State of Origin series, the Touch Football World Cup in Coffs Harbour and the Sydney International Art Series to name just a few.“We have also just concluded Vivid Sydney, which experienced a record number of visitors equating to a 19 per cent increase on 2014’s attendance figures. Of the 1.7 million people who attended Vivid, 26,000 came on international travel packages, with 11,000 packages sold to people from China alone. These outstanding results have been achieved thanks to innovative promotional campaigns and partnerships with domestic and international partners,” she said.Destination NSW also continues to support a wide range of events and festivals in Regional NSW each year, such as the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Deni Ute Muster, the Parkes Elvis Festival and the IRONMAN Australia Port Macquarie.The NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency has also engaged in innovative campaigns to market the State to a global audience, including securing the top rating US breakfast show, NBC’s TODAY, to televise live from Sydney to 5.6 million viewers, showcasing the State to the third largest source market of visitors to NSW.“Destination NSW will continue to work to attract world class events to our State, and ensure we remain as Australia’s number one destination. We have a bumper few months ahead, featuring the Australian Premiere of Matilda: The Musical, the Bledisloe Cup, NRL Grand Final, Netball World Cup and many more,” Ms Chipchase said. Destination NSWlast_img read more

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