Senior athletes show good form at Link Up

first_img Rasheed Dwyer, representing Sprintec, was best among the males in the 400 metres winning in 46.44. G.C. Foster’s College’s Colin King captured the men’s 200m in 21.04 while the 400m hurdles went to his teammate, Marzel Miller, in 51.13 seconds. In other events, Ricardo Cunningham of Visions won the 800m in 1:51.51 while Rohan Cole of UTech took the men’s 110m hurdles in 14.45 seconds (minus 2.7 mps wind). In field events, Isheka Binns of the University of the West Indies was a double winner. She first captured the discus with a distance of 55.90m then returned to take the javelin throw with 41.21m. Olympian Fedrick Dacres captured the men’s shot put with a heave of 19.81m. Alec Verne Longmore of UTech (16.70m) and UWI’s Christopher Brown (16.27m) were second and third, respectively. DWYER BEST AMONG MALES SEVERAL of the country’s top senior athletes displayed good form at the first Link Up meet at the G.C. Foster College yesterday. Olympic Games 400 metres bronze medallist Shericka Jackson topped a strong field in the 100 metres. Running against a minus 2.5 metres per second wind, the MVP Track Club athlete stopped the clock at 11.67 seconds for the fastest time on the day in the event for female athletes. G.C. Foster College’s Sashalee Forbes (11.72) was second while MVP’s Stephenie McPherson won her heat in 11.78 (minus 2.6 mps). University of Technology (UTech) athletes were first and second in the men’s 100m. In a very close finish, Tyquendo Tracey clipped Chad Walker. Both were awarded the same time, 10.71. They ran in a negative 2.8 metres per second wind. Mico University College’s Dawnalee Loney topped the 200 metres with a 23.89 run while Jody Muir of MVP clocked 53.38 to return the fastest time in the women’s 400m.last_img read more

Chelsea Ladies sign England U-23 star

first_imgChelsea Ladies have signed England Under-23 international midfielder Millie Bright from Doncaster Belles.The 21-year-old was shortlisted for the FA Women’s Super League 2 player of the year award last season and was invited to train with the England senior squad earlier this year.Bright is manager Emma Hayes’ second signing of the close season, having added England winger Gemma Davison to the squad last month.A former striker who can also play at centre-back, the versatile Bright joined Doncaster from the Sheffield United centre of excellence in 2009.She said: “It is great to be signing for this club and I am ready for the step up.“I wanted to be back in WSL 1 and to be here with so many great role models and players is fantastic.“The standard was good in WSL 2 last season but I felt I needed the step up to move my career forward and I am excited to get going now.“It is an honour to be here and I am just looking forward to the start of training and working with top players on a daily basis.”Chelsea Ladies assistant manager Paul Green signed Bright during his time at Doncaster and is delighted to be reunited with the player.He said: “Millie is a great character and a young player who is hungry to develop and improve her game.“She has a lot of experience for a 21-year-old and has already played a lot of games in the FA WSL and knows what the league is all about.“She will add strength and physicality to the squad and I’m sure that she will prove to be a good addition to this talented group of players as we look to build on last season’s achievements.”Meanwhile, defender Emma Wilhelmsson has left the club.The Swede signed for the Blues earlier this year having impressed on trial during the International Women’s Club Championship in Japan.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A Cell Technology Show

first_imgThe basic units of life continue to astound scientists with their tricks.  Here are a few recent samples:Valuable junk:  The complementary or “antisense” strands of certain RNAs that latch onto messenger RNAs are not just junk anymore.  Science Daily reported that these genetic oddities, “previously thought to have no function, may in fact protect sex cells from self-destructing.”  Nobody would want that to happen.  Up till now these strands of genetic material were thought to have no meaning at all.  Now, “considering how widespread these antisense transcripts are, I wouldn’t be surprised if these findings eventually lead us to discover an entirely new level of gene regulation.”  Another said, “This points to an entirely new process of gene regulation that we’ve never seen before in eukaryotic cells.”Fishers of molecules:  How do DNA transcribers move?  Do they crawl like an inchworm down the strand?  No; the answer is even more surprising.  Researchers at UCLA found that “transcription proceeds initially through a ‘scrunching’ mechanism in which, much like a fisherman reeling in a catch, RNAP [RNA Polymerase] remains in a fixed position while it pulls the flexible DNA strand of the gene within itself and past the enzyme’s reactive center to form the RNA product.”  See EurekAlert for the details.  The original papers in Science actually use the abstruse technical term “scrunching.”  Another press release on EurekAlert has a picture of the “scrunching machine.”Diamonds from the rough:  EurekAlert reported that another molecular machine is involved in gene expression.  Another RNA polymerase builds micro-RNAs formerly thought to be junk, but now seen to be important in regulating the expression of genes.  Scientists seem to be excited these days about treasure-hunting in the genetic junkyard.  This discovery “broadens understanding of a rapidly developing area of biology known as functional genomics and sheds more light on the mysterious, so-called ‘junk DNA’ that makes up the majority of the human genome.”Of all the nerve dancers:  Neurons cover themselves in myelin sheaths that are critical to their function.  A press release from Vanderbilt U compared this to the insulation on electrical wiring in your house.  “The formation of myelin sheaths during development requires a complex choreography generally considered to be one of nature’s most spectacular examples of the interactions between different kinds of cells,” reporter David Salisbury wrote.  A group at Vanderbilt succeeded at filming part of the dance.  “We discovered that this process is far more dynamic than anyone had dreamed,” commented one team member.  It’s a good thing the dancers usually get their act together.  Failure can result in “blindness, muscle weakness and paralysis, loss of coordination, stuttering, pain and burning sensations, impotence, memory loss, depression and dementia.”  Ouch.  Read the details and look at frames from the movies they made.At your service:  Science Daily also had a story about the DNA Repair Team in the cell.  Its motto, announces the title, is “to protect and to serve.”  The article, based on Salk Institute research, began, “When you dial 911 you expect rescuers to pull up at your front door, unload and get busy–not park the truck down the street and eat donuts.”  Same for the cell, it continues: “just before it divides, it recruits protein complexes that repair breakage that may have occurred along the linear DNA chains making up your 46 chromosomes.”  There’s even a protein complex scientists have named 9-1-1.  At the ends of chromosomes, the versatile repair crew knows how to call in additional support to tuck in the ends of the strands and form a protective cap.  “Be thankful your cells are so clever,” the article states: “Erroneous fusion of chromosome ends would be disastrous, leading to cell death or worse.”  No donut breaks for these skilled technicians; they are on the job 24 x 7.Thanksgiving Day is approaching, by the way.  As you feast, your servants will be hard at work.  Be nice to them.The discoveries pouring out of the world’s leading cell biology and genetics labs are exciting, and have “design” written all over them.  Rare is the article on the details of cell biology that mentions evolution at all.  If it does, evolutionary theory is usually tagged on as an afterthought, contributing nothing of substance.  Reporters are increasingly bypassing the Charlie display and lining up at the high-tech booth.    It is hard to see how the Darwin Dictatorship can survive this continual onslaught.  The Darwin Party must feel like North Korean leaders watching helplessly as their country is bombarded by colorful, gift-laden balloons those mission boards keep launching to the starving, brainwashed victims enslaved within.  The soldiers try to arrest seekers from picking them up or looking at them, but they can’t stop them all, nor explain them away with the usual propaganda.  Silently and relentlessly, the bright and cheery salvo proclaims to the captives, “Hang on; have faith – the darkness will end, and freedom will be your destiny.”(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Three BSF personnel injured in bomb blast in Manipur

first_imgThree personnel of 120 Border Security Force were seriously wounded on Saturday night when a powerful remote controlled bomb was detonated near Telipati, Imphal east district in Manipur, at 11:30 p.m. The personnel were taken to the J.N. Institute of Medical Sciences in the same district.No underground organisation has claimed responsibility for the blast.There is a permanent police picket at Telipati which is dominated by people originating from Bihar. Police have registered a case. So far there is no breakthrough in the investigation.last_img read more

Messi aims to score against Chelsea at 9th attempt

first_imgFC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi competes for the ball with players from SD Eibar’s Cote during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, Feb.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)LONDON — As unlikely as it sounds, Lionel Messi is still waiting to score his first goal against Chelsea after drawing a blank in eight previous Champions League matches.The five-time World Player of the Year is likely to get another chance to break his duck this week and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the past will count for little when Barcelona visits Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEVILLA-MAN UNITEDFrance midfielder Paul Pogba missed Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Huddersfield through illness and United manager Jose Mourinho is unsure whether he will feature against Sevilla.Asked whether Pogba had a serious problem, Mourinho replied: “I don’t know and, honestly, I don’t care.”United is a distant second in the Premier League, 16 points behind Manchester City. Mourinho’s team has been inconsistent in recent weeks, winning two and losing two of its last four games in all competitions.Sevilla, fifth in its domestic league, has won three matches in a row and is hoping to have Ever Banega and Luis Muriel back after injury.SHAKHTAR-ROMAAfter a difficult run domestically, Roma has turned things around with three straight wins.Turkish winger Cengiz Under scored his fourth goal in three matches to help the team to a 2-0 victory at Udinese on Saturday that left Roma in third place, two points ahead of Inter Milan.“We’ve got to make the most of the fact they’ve had a winter break and might not be match fit,” Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said of Ukraine’s Shakhtar. LAST WEEKThe first-leg matches played last week saw defending champion Real Madrid beat Paris Saint Germain 3-1 and Liverpool crush Porto 5-0.Manchester City cruised to a 4-0 win at Basel while Tottenham retrieved an early two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at Juventus. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Cesc Fabregas will also be desperate to play against his former team but may have to settle for a spot on the bench.Barca has lost only once in 38 matches this season since falling in the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid in August. It has a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga and has reached the final of the Copa del Rey.Messi is having another stellar campaign, scoring 27 times in all competitions, and he helped set up two goals in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Eibar.Philippe Coutinho is ineligible for Barca following his move from Liverpool.Here’s a closer look at the week’s other games:BAYERN-BESIKTASBayern coach Jupp Heynckes must decide which of his in-form attacking midfielders should play.Arjen Robben shone for the runaway Bundesliga leader in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Wolfsburg but Thomas Mueller could take his place on the right, with James Rodriguez coming in to partner Arturo Vidal, having been rested at the weekend.The victory means Heynckes has won 21 out of 22 games since returning as coach.Besiktas surprised many by advancing from a group featuring Porto, Monaco and Leipzig. AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Bayern Munich hosts Besiktas in Tuesday’s other game while the following day sees Manchester United traveling to Sevilla, and Shakhtar Donetsk playing host to Roma.Two weeks ago, the prospect of a Chelsea win over Barca would have been unthinkable after Conte’s men had slumped to successive defeats by two of the Premier League’s lesser lights.The London club was still smarting from a 3-0 home loss against Bournemouth when it traveled to Watford and succumbed to an embarrassing 4-1 reverse.Chelsea has got back on track since then, though, easing past West Bromwich Albion 3-0 in the league last Monday before swatting aside second-tier Hull 4-0 in the FA Cup four days later.Conte has several selection dilemmas. He must choose between captain Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger for a place at the back, and between Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud up front.ADVERTISEMENT Team Steph, Team LeBron tip off NBA All-Star Game “I hope we maintain this tradition but we are speaking about a fantastic player,” Conte said ahead of the last-16, first-leg Champions League game. “The most important thing is the present.“We must have great respect but at the same time we must be excited to play this type of game and take on this type of challenge. It won’t be easy because we know very well this player, we are talking about one of the best in the world.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe teams have produced some epic games in the past although they have not met in the Champions League since Chelsea pulled off a remarkable backs-to-the-wall semifinal victory over Barcelona on the way to winning the trophy in 2012.Messi missed a penalty in the second leg at the Nou Camp as the London club overcame the first-half dismissal of captain John Terry, and a 2-0 deficit, to draw the game 2-2 and secure an unforgettable 3-2 aggregate win. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Liverpool January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Salah being lined up by Real Madrid Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:10 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Liverpool Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up Madrid step up Salah interestReal Madrid are set to step up their efforts to sign Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, according to  Gianluca Di Marzio .Egypt international Salah has been a revelation for the Reds since moving to Anfield in the summer, scoring 23 goals in all competitions in the opening months of the campaign.But his stay on Merseyside could be short-lived, with Madrid keen to bring in a big name to counter Barcelona’s signing of Philippe Coutinho. 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 Sturridge eyes Inter loanDaniel Sturridge Liverpool Huddersfield Town Premier LeagueLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is keen to join Inter on loan for the rest of the season, reports Tuttosport. Sturridge has struggled for regular starts this season and is keen to be playing more football ahead of the World Cup in Russia in the summer.Reports have claimed Liverpool are prepared to sell the England international, while Inter view Sturridge as an alternative signing to Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu.Gomez open to Liverpool moveAlejandro Papu Gomez AtalantaAlejandro Gomez would be willing to leave Atalanta to join Liverpool during the January transfer window, claims Tuttosport. Liverpool are considering their transfer options following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and have been linked with a string of attackers.Gomez is the latest in this list and the Argentine, who has been in fine form for Atalanta this season, would be open to a move to Anfield.Lemar will cost at least £90mThomas Lemar Saint-Etienne MonacoLiverpool and Arsenal will need to spend at £90 million to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco, according to The Mirror.  Lemar turned down a £90m move to Arsenal on deadline day in August, and Monaco are set to begin the bidding for the 22-year-old’s services at that figure.Monaco are open to selling Lemar in January, as the French side side are out of the Champions League and far off Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. Arsenal join Liverpool & City in Pavon chaseBoca - Belgrano Torneo Primera Division 11092016Arsenal have joined Liverpool and Man City in the chase for Boca Juniors forward Cristian Pavon, reports the Daily Mail. The 21-year-old striker has turned heads with his performances for the Argentine giants, and has been compared to Alexis Sanchez. Pavon is said to have a £27 million release clause, and is likely to be named in Jorge Sampaoli’s Argentina squad for the World Cup in Russia.Mertens open to new Napoli dealMertens Napoli Serie ANapoli are hoping to renegotiate Dries Mertens’ contract in order to avoid losing the Belgium international to Manchester United or Liverpool, according to Sky Sport Italia . Mertens signed a new deal in May 2017 that included a relatively small €28m release clause. Napoli are willing to increase Mertens’ salary in a new contract in exchange for a big increase in that release clause. Conte: Chelsea wanted Van DijkVirgil van Dijk Liverpool EvertonChelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the Blues were interested in Virgil van Dijk before the centre-back made his £75 million move to Liverpool from Southampton earlier this month. “For sure he was our target but as you know this is football. We can have a lot of targets but you must be able to reach those targets,” Conte said. Check out the full story right here on Goal! Liverpool target StrootmanKevin Strootman RomaLiverpool are considering making a move for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, Premium Sport   reports.The Reds need to add to their midfield after the departure of Philippe Coutinho, while they could see Emre Can leave for Juventus, and see the Roma star as a smart addition.Strootman, 27, is interested in a move to the Premier League, but there are said to be many clubs interested in him.Rakitic eyes Barca exitIvan Rakitic BarcelonaBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is wanted by Juventus, Liverpool and Arsenal, according to Diario Gol .Rakitic is wary that his gametime may be diminshed by the signing of Philippe Coutinho from the Reds, but he is unwilling to move before the World Cup next summer.If he and Croatia perform well, the report states, then offers are likely to multiply.last_img read more