ON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgSaturday9 a.m.: LEICESTER CITY vs CRYSTAL PALACE11:30 a.m.: ARSENAL vs EVERTON6 p.m.: STOKE CITY vs WATFORD9 p.m.: NORWICH CITY vs WEST BROMSUNDAY12 a.m.: ASTON VILLA vs SWANSEA CITY7 a.m.: SUNDERLAND vs NEWCASTLE UNITED9:05 a.m.: MAN UNITED vs MAN CITY11:15 a.m.: LIVERPOOL vsSOUTHAMPTONDIGICEL SPORTSMAX9:05 a.m.: BOURNEMOUTH vsTOTTENHAM DIGICELSPORTSMAX 2last_img

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Smoke screening

first_imgSmoking will be a bigger factor in determining film ratings, the Motion Picture Association of America said Thursday, but critics said the move does not go far enough to discourage teens from taking up the habit. MPAA Chairman Dan Glickman said his group’s ratings board, which previously had considered underage smoking in assigning film ratings, now will take into account smoking by adults as well. That adds smoking to a list of such factors as sex, violence and language in determining the MPAA’s G, PG, PG-13, R and NC-17 ratings. Film raters will consider the pervasiveness of tobacco use, whether it glamorizes smoking and the context – for example, in movies set in the past when smoking was more common. Joan Graves, who heads the ratings board, said that means there are not a great number of films in the unrestricted category that depict smoking. “We’re not saying we’re ignoring the issue,” Graves said. “We’re trying the best way possible according to what we’ve learned from parents to give them information about what’s in a film.” Titus said smoking in films has declined in recent years but remains more prevalent than the MPAA figures indicate. Descriptions on sex, violence and language that accompany movie ratings now will include such phrases as “glamorized smoking” or “pervasive smoking,” Glickman said. If rated today, a film such as 2005’s “Good Night, and Good Luck,” about chain-smoking newsman Edward R. Murrow, would have carried a “pervasive smoking” tag but probably would have retained its PG rating because of its historical context in the 1950s, Graves said. Titus said film raters should be at least as tough on smoking as they are on bad language to minimize the effects on children, including her own 5-year-old daughter. “I don’t want her using that language, but last time I checked, she’s probably not going to die from that,” Titus said. “If she starts smoking from these images she sees in movies, chances are she’s probably going to die early from that.” While Titus’ group wants tougher ratings restrictions, the MPAA released printed statements from American Cancer Society Chief Executive John Seffrin, U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, filmmaker Rob Reiner and others supporting the industry association’s plan. “By placing smoking on a par with considerations of violence and sex, the rating board has acknowledged the public-health dangers to children associated with glamorized images of a toxic and lethal addiction to tobacco,” Barry Bloom, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, said in one of the statements released by the MPAA.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some critics of Hollywood’s depictions of tobacco in films have urged that movies showing smoking be assigned an R rating, which would restrict those younger than 17 from seeing them. “I’m glad it’s finally an issue they’re taking up, but what they’re proposing does not go far enough and is not going to make a difference,” said Kori Titus, spokeswoman for Breathe California, which opposes film images of tobacco use that might encourage young people to start smoking. Glickman said a mandatory R rating for smoking would not “further the specific goal of providing information to parents on this issue.” Smoking in movies with a G, PG or PG-13 rating has been on the decline, and the “percentage of films that included even a fleeting glimpse of smoking” declined from 60 percent to 52 percent between July 2004 and July 2006, Glickman said. Of those films, three-fourths received an R rating for other reasons, he said. last_img read more

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Fiorentina’s Astori died of cardiac arrest, autopsy finds: reports

first_imgDoctors who carried out the player’s autopsy referred to a “cardiac arrest without a visible explanation, in all likelihood due to a bradyarrhythmia (slow heart rate)”, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport reported.“We won’t have the definitive diagnosis for two months (and then) we will be able to say with certainty that there was no detectable cause or any other element of any type,” Udine prosecutor Antonio de Nicolo said.De Nicolo was quoted Sunday as saying Astori died of “natural causes” after a “cardiac circulatory collapse” — a type of heart attack, which the autopsy appears to confirm.Fiorentina players and staff paid tribute on Tuesday to their captain Astori at the club’s Artemio Franchi stadium, where dozens of messages, banners and scarfs adorned fences outside the ground.Croatian Milan Badelj, the team’s vice-captain, left a white rose in memory of his team-mate, and the players hung up two signed Astori jerseys as well as a large photo of the defender.They then observed a minute’s silence which concluded with a round of applause led by Fiorentina coach Stefano Pioli, as the players returned to training just two days after the tragic death.Astori’s body on Wednesday will be taken to the Italian football association’s national training centre in Coverciano, Florence, where people will be able to play their last respects to the defender.His funeral will be held at the Santa Croce basilica on Thursday before his burial near Bergamo, in northern Italy, where Astori grew up and his parents still live.All seven Serie A matches were postponed on Sunday following the news of Astori’s passing, while all the midweek games in the Champions League and Europa League will be preceded by a minute’s silence. Fiorentina will make an emotional return to action this weekend at home to bottom side Benevento, who will wear shirts carrying the message “Ciao Davide” on the sleeve.Astori, who leaves behind a wife and a two-year-old daughter, began his career at AC Milan, also playing for Cagliari and Roma before joining Fiorentina in 2015.He made 14 international appearances for Italy, scoring once against Uruguay in the 2013 Confederations Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fiorentina captain Davide Astori was found dead in his hotel room at the age of 31 © AFP/File / Claudio GIOVANNINIRome, Italy, Mar 6 – Italian footballer Davide Astori likely died from a cardiac arrest linked to the slowing of his heart rate, local media reported on Tuesday following the initial results of his autopsy.Fiorentina and Astori’s former club Cagliari announced they will retire his number 13 shirt in honour of the 31-year-old Italy international, who was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday ahead of a Serie A match at Udinese.last_img read more

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Costa finally making himself at home in Spain set-up

first_img0Shares0000Diego Costa celebrates after scoring for Spain in Friday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in Sochi © AFP / Nelson AlmeidaSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 16 – Diego Costa looked like a misfit at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, where Spain’s inability to accommodate the burly centre-forward contributed to their disastrous campaign.But on Friday in Sochi, his physical presence and penalty-box prowess worked a treat for the Spanish as they ended a chaotic week with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Portugal, Costa scoring twice. “Spain adapt to Diego Costa” was the headline in Spanish daily El Pais on Saturday, with new coach Fernando Hierro rewarded for his decision to select the Atletico Madrid man up front.The Brazilian-born Costa twice replied to Cristiano Ronaldo goals to haul Spain back on level terms on a muggy evening by the Black Sea.His first was classic Costa, as he left Pepe on the floor — with more than a hint of a foul — before bursting into the area and taking his time to pick his spot low in the bottom corner.Costa’s second goal was a penalty-box effort at a set-piece, before he was taken off for the closing stages, replaced by Iago Aspas.Spain forward Diego Costa (centre) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against Spain © AFP / Jewel SAMADSpain had edged in front by that point thanks to Nacho’s sweet strike but Costa could only watch from the bench as Ronaldo’s free-kick completed his hat-trick and ensured a share of the spoils.Hierro’s decision to go with Costa in the starting line-up showed he was not departing from plans put in place by Julen Lopetegui prior to his shock sacking.Lopetegui was sensationally dismissed just 48 hours before La Roja’s World Cup bow after the announcement of his appointment by Real Madrid for next season.– Bruising –Hierro could have opted to start Aspas, the Celta Vigo forward who netted the winner in Spain’s final warm-up match against Tunisia.But he went with Costa, who provides the bruising element in the Spain side in front of the silky trio of Isco, David Silva and Andres Iniesta.“We felt this was a game in which Diego could really help us,” said Hierro. “He did a great job wearing out the opposition centre-backs.”Costa was a handful for Jose Fonte and for Pepe — another player born in the north-east of Brazil and now representing his adopted land.Things did not click for Costa in 2014. He was hauled off in Spain’s first two matches in Brazil, defeats against the Netherlands and Chile that precipitated a painful group-stage exit for the then reigning world champions.Vicente del Bosque did not take him to Euro 2016 but Lopetegui succeeded in finding a role for the former Chelsea man, who has now scored eight goals in his past 10 appearances for his country, going back to the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign.According to Diego Torres in El Pais, Costa appears to have succeeded “against the will of a very influential group in the dressing room, and perhaps, against the nature of the footballers who have defined Spain’s style”.The player himself appeared after the game, saying: “It is always important to score goals. Thanks to God I managed to but it was a shame because I thought we could have won.”Costa appears certain to keep his place for Spain’s second Group B game against Iran in Kazan on Wednesday.A win there will leave them on the brink of a place in the last 16, despite all the upheaval of the past week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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ROISIN RODGERS STARS AS DONEGAL U14 GIRLS LOSE ULSTER FINAL

first_imgNext Sunday – May 29th 2-5pm  sees a great day of fun and activities planned for the Banks in support of Team Cian’s upcoming Dublin Womens Marathon where a team of ten locals will take part raising funds for the outstanding charities of Temple Street Childrens Hospital and the Jack and Jill Foundation. Please come along to support this very worthy cause.Big Congratulations to the Anthony Connaghan Cars Player of the week, our very own Brian Gillespie! Keep up the good work Brian!Last weeks winning numbers are 2,17,21,23 one match three winner Mary mc Ginley Calhame next week jackpot is €1940 Last Wednesday evening our under 12s hosted a game to Na Rossa our team put on a good show to a stronger visiting team thanks to all the parents who helped in any way Go raibh mhaith agatOur under 10s attended a blitz at Clg Dungloe last Saturday along with Naomh Conaill. Our lads put on a great team performance and played from the heart . We would like to thank Clg Dungloe for hosting a great day and thanks for the refreshments . Go raibh mhaith agatThe Next Naomh Muire 100Club Draw will take place on Tuesday 31st May. Still a few places left for anyone who wants to join and for €20 a month you could be in with a chance of the top prize each month of €500. Message the page if you would like to join and we will get an agent to make the collection each month for the draw or you can do payments by Standing Order  and we can set up for you! Bigi Linn!On Behalf of the WAAR comittee the club would like to thank everyone who helped out in any way to make the WAAR event such a great success Go raibh mhaith agat Well done to Roisin Rodgers who played in the Ulster final for the Donegal u14 girls, it wasn’t to be on the day Roisin but you put in a great performance a real credit to the club.Roisin Rodgers Naomh Muire who was part of the Donegal u14 girls team that were defeated in the Ulster Final. ROISIN RODGERS STARS AS DONEGAL U14 GIRLS LOSE ULSTER FINAL was last modified: May 24th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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€300,000 in extra funding for Donegal childcare services – McHugh

first_imgChildcare services in Donegal are to receive more than €300,000 in extra funding, Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has announced today. The financial boost comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to accessible affordable quality childcare.Speaking before a Cabinet meeting today, Government Chief Whip McHugh said: “I am delighted to announce that local childcare services will receive more than €300,000 in extra funding. “The money will be used to provide more than new childcare places, maintenance and building work as well as outdoor play areas and is available for immediate draw-down by providers here in Donegal.”Minister McHugh revealed three new strands of extra funding with money being given across different childcare settings and sectors.Among those getting extra funding are Quigley’s Point Community Centre and Letterkenny Community Playgroup.“I hold the provision of quality, affordable and accessible childcare as a very highest priority, ensuring local children get the very best start in life,” said Government Chief Whip McHugh. “My Government colleague, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, said €8.4m  in capital funding has been allocated through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to 683 pre-school providers nationwide; an increase in €4,4m on the amount announced for this programme in March 2017.“This funding will benefit children, families and providers under our Early Years programmes, and will contribute to the development of an infrastructure that is ready to meet the radical new approach to subsidising childcare outlined in Budget 2017.“Since first entering Government, Fine Gael has prioritised hard pressed working families; the people who bore the brunt of the economic recession. A major part of this has been to reduce the cost of childcare for working parents.“We introduced the free pre-school year, and subsequently extended it to a second year. It is estimated the extended scheme provides an average saving of €4,000 per child.“We also recently introduced paternity leave for the first time ever. Dads are now entitled to two weeks’ paid leave. “From September an estimated 70,000 children nationwide will get extra supports. This will really benefit families in Donegal.“Families will benefit in two ways. First there is a universal support for all children aged 3 and under then there are supports for those families who need it most.“The second targeted support is based on income and also for those parents who have had to turn down jobs, training and education because they cannot afford childcare.“I encourage parents in Donegal to take the time to study the increased supports which are available and prepare for the autumn, by checking out the new websitewww.affordablechildcare.ie or by talking to staff at your local childcare centre.” €300,000 in extra funding for Donegal childcare services – McHugh was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:childcarechildrenMinister Joe McHighlast_img read more

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Precision of Cell Quality Control Described

first_imgTwo research papers in Molecular Cell give more glimpses into the precision of cellular controls to ensure mistakes are detected and weeded out before harm occurs.  Vogel, Bukau and Mayer1 found that the molecular “chaperone” Hsp70 has a “proline switch,” found in all living organisms.  This switch regulates when the polypeptide needing to be folded is attached for processing, then ejected:Crucial to the function of Hsp70 chaperones is the nucleotide-regulated transition between two conformational states, the ATP bound state with high association and dissociation rates for substrates and the ADP bound state with two and three orders of magnitude lower association and dissociation rates.  The spontaneous transition between the two states is extremely slow, indicating a high energy barrier for the switch that regulates the transition.  Here we provide evidence that a universally conserved proline in the ATPase domain constitutes the switch that assumes alternate conformations in response to ATP binding and hydrolysis.  The conformation of the proline, acting through an invariant arginine as relay, determines and stabilizes the opened and closed conformation of the substrate binding domain and thereby regulates the chaperone activity of Hsp70.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)What is Hsp70 used for?  “The 70 kDa heat shock proteins (Hsp70) are molecular chaperones that assist folding of newly synthesized polypeptides, refolding of misfolded proteins, and translocation of proteins through biological membranes, and in addition have regulatory functions in signal transduction, cell cycle [i.e., cell division], and apoptosis [i.e., programmed cell death].”    Another paper in the same issue by Gromadski, Daviter and Rodnina2 looked at a quality-control mechanism in the ribosome, where proteins are synthesized before going to the chaperone for folding.  They found a way that the machine recognizes typos in transfer-RNA (tRNA) molecules, by authenticating each molecule in a series of precision molecular contacts at the docking site.  Mismatches slow down the assembly line from 120-260 per second to 3-4 per second, and result in a thousandfold faster ejection of errors, regardless of their shape:Ribosomes take an active part in aminoacyl-tRNA selection by distinguishing correct and incorrect codon-anticodon pairs.  Correct codon-anticodon complexes are recognized by a network of ribosome contacts that are specific for each position of the codon-anticodon duplex and involve A-minor RNA interactions.  Here, we show by kinetic analysis that single mismatches at any position of the codon-anticodon complex result in slower forward reactions and a uniformly 1000-fold faster dissociation of the tRNA from the ribosome.  This suggests that high-fidelity tRNA selection is achieved by a conformational switch of the decoding site between accepting and rejecting modes, regardless of the thermodynamic stability of the respective codon-anticodon complexes or their docking partners at the decoding site.  The forward reactions on mismatched codons were particularly sensitive to the disruption of the A-minor interactions with 16S rRNA and determined the variations in the misreading efficiency of near-cognate codons.The scientists calculated that this one proofreading step reduces errors from somewhere between one in 1,000 to one in 100,000.3  There was no mention of evolution in either of these papers.1Vogel, Bukau and Mayer, “Allosteric Regulation of Hsp70 Chaperones by a Proline Switch,” Molecular Cell, Volume 21, Issue 3, 3 February 2006, Pages 359-367, doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2005.12.017.2Gromadski, Daviter and Rodnina, “A Uniform Response to Mismatches in Codon-Anticodon Complexes Ensures Ribosomal Fidelity,” Molecular Cell, Volume 21, Issue 3, 3 February 2006, Pages 369-377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2005.12.018.3There are many other proofreading steps in the process.  There are quality-control mechanisms when the DNA is decoded, when the messenger RNA is assembled, when it enters the ribosome, when the amino acids are attached to the proper transfer-RNA, when the tRNA enters the ribosome (as shown here), when the polypeptide exits the ribosome, when the polypeptide is folded in the chaperone, and even later, when post-translational modifications take place in the endoplasmic reticulum.In the film Unlocking the Mystery of Life, biochemist Dean Kenyon remarked that it is precisely at this molecular level that we find the most powerful evidence for intelligent design on the earth.  We couldn’t possibly report on all such stories flowing daily out of the scientific journals.  We just provide tidbits from time to time to show you what the Darwinists are up against these days.  Their answer is a mysterious silence.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Toyota steers for Soweto

first_imgJanine ErasmusToyota South Africa, Barloworld Automotive and the Maponya Group have joined forces in a plan to open Soweto’s first ever Toyota dealership.South Africa’s largest township has been the site of much growth and development in the last five years, with both the City of Johannesburg and private developers investing time and money in initiatives such as the Soweto Greening Project, the Diepsloot Memorial Park and the Holiday Inn Soweto.Thanks to the foresight and dedication of one of its most distinguished residents, Soweto has seen the opening of a mega-shopping centre – the Maponya Mall, Soweto’s largest. Maponya bought the land on which the Maponya Mall now stands some 28 years ago but waited until the new political dispensation was well entrenched before he began to realise his dream – to build a shopping centre especially for the people of Soweto. In September 2007 the mall opened in Pimville, Soweto’s oldest suburb, and Maponya’s dream became reality.Now the 82-year-old visionary, still full of inspiration and imaginative ideas, is hard at work on his next project, which is also the first stage of a larger plan – that of a 100 000 m2 Motor City housing eight dealerships, to be constructed during 2008.Soweto is home to a large percentage of the fast-growing middle-income group which comprises just 10% of black South Africans but contributes 43% of total black buying power, according to a 2006 report issued by the Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing and Research Surveys at the University of Cape Town.A study conducted in 2005 by the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Finance and Economic Development found that the disposable income of Soweto residents was R4.2 billion, but that only R1.05 billion of that amount was being spent within Soweto. With the shopping centre and Motor City, Maponya intends to tap into this segment’s massive potential and allow Sowetans to plough their money back into the community on an even larger scale.Said President and CEO of Toyota South Africa, Johan van Zyl, in a statement released by Toyota, “Toyota is happy to confirm the establishment of a dealership in Soweto which will further increase the number of our black empowered dealerships within our dealer network.“We have long sought a franchise outlet in this important and burgeoning market. Globally Toyota sets extremely high standards for its dealers, especially in terms of investment, service standards, and position. Soweto has been a long-standing ‘open point’ in our dealer network. As the vehicle market has expanded in recent years the urgency to fill this point with a viable dealership has grown. Earlier this year we invited interested parties to submit applications for a dealership in Soweto,“ he added.Polokwane-born Richard Maponya is a self-made tycoon whose career began to flourish a number of decades ago in Soweto. Although he is a qualified teacher, he started off in the clothing industry but because of the apartheid laws of the time was unable to progress beyond the level of foreman.He was also prohibited from opening his own clothing company but was allowed to sell “daily necessities”, so in 1952 the entrepreneur started a milk delivery business in Dube, Soweto, with his late wife Marina, who became a respected and successful businesswoman in her own right. Because in those days people didn’t have electricity – let alone fridges – the milk delivery venture was extremely lucrative. “I then expanded to include a grocery store and butcher, fruit and vegetable store and we also had a little restaurant,” recalled Maponya in a 2006 interview with Moneyweb.Maponya later broadened his interests to include horseracing, which during the 60s was still very much a domain of white punters and trainers. It took six years of battling, but finally the then Jockey Club granted him his own racing colours. Even then he was not permitted into the owners’ and trainers’ enclosure. Nonetheless, Maponya persevered and became one of South Africa’s leading racehorse owners and breeders, although he is no longer actively involved in the sport.In 1965 he became the founding president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc). In later years he was instrumental in helping to found the African Bank Ltd, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and the Blackchain Ltd retail company. His interests and businesses include car rental, liquor sales, property development, and a BMW car dealership, among others, making the Maponya Group the largest independent employer in Soweto.In 2006 Maponya was honoured with the FM (Financial Mail) Little Black Book Lifetime Achiever Award in recognition of his illustrious business career and his pioneering achievements.Announcing his latest business venture, Maponya said, “This is yet another dream come true. We commend Toyota SA for taking the bold step and showing confidence in the market by awarding this opportunity in Soweto. We are also pleased to be in partnership with Barloworld Automotive and are sure that we will establish a successful business together for the benefit of Toyota customers in Soweto.”The octogenarian shows no signs of slowing down and in fact has said that he will die with his boots on. “This opportunity will again create jobs and bring investment into Soweto. More importantly, the people of Soweto will now be able to purchase vehicles and get quality after-sales service right at their doorstep,” he said.Links:Maponya MallToyota South AfricaFinancial Maillast_img read more

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Do Monkeys Grieve for Fallen Mates?

first_imgThe two marmosets—small, New World monkeys—had been a closely bonded couple for more than 3 years. Then, one fateful day, the female had a terrible accident. She fell out of a tree and hit her head on a ceramic vase that happened to be underneath on the forest floor. Her partner left two of their infants alone in the tree and jumped down to apparently comfort her, until she died an agonizing death a couple of hours later.According to the researchers who recorded the events with a video camera (see video above), this is the first time such compassionate mourning behavior has been observed outside of humans and chimpanzees, and it could indicate that mourning is more widespread among primates than previously thought.Humans mourn their dead, of course, and some recent studies have strongly suggested that chimpanzees do as well. Scientists have recorded cases of adult chimps apparently caring for fellow animals before they die, and chimp mothers have been observed carrying around the bodies of infants for days after their death—although scientists have debated whether the latter behavior represents true grieving or if the mothers didn’t realize their infants were really dead.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(*)But there has been little or no evidence that other primates engage in these kinds of behaviors. Indeed, a recent review of the evidence led by anthropologist Peter Fashing of California State University, Fullerton, concluded that there were no convincing observations of “compassionate caretaking” of dying individuals among other nonhuman primates, such as monkeys.The sad story of the two marmosets unfolded on 7 February 2005. A team led by animal behavior researcher Bruna Bezerra, now at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, had been watching the marmoset group since 2001 in their northeast Brazil home, and the pair had been the dominant male and female since observations began. When the female fell out of the tree, her partner engaged in a number of behaviors, including embracing her, sniffing at her, chasing other monkeys away, sitting by her, and trying to copulate with her. He also emitted alarm calls normally used when a predator is near. And several months after her death, the male disappeared from the marmoset group, never to be seen again.The team points out that marmosets, like humans but unlike chimps, form male-female couples to bear and raise infants—a relationship known as pair-bonding—and that this might explain why the male was particularly affected by the female’s death. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time” such behavior “has been reported for a New World monkey,” says Bezerra, whose team reports its findings this month in Primates. She adds that it was “clear to me” that the male was engaging in caretaking of his dying partner, although she adds that some of his behaviors—such as emitting alarm calls and trying to mate with her—might have been signs of stress rather than compassion.Fashing says that the new observations demonstrate that “like chimpanzees, common marmosets are capable of interacting with dying group mates. It is especially interesting because marmosets are cooperative breeders with unusually strong male-female bonds,” and “we would expect that these animals would be especially affected by the loss of their primary mating and social partner.” Nevertheless, Fashing cautions that because the report is based on just one observation, it is premature to draw conclusions about how widespread such behavior is in marmosets and other cooperatively breeding primates.James Anderson, a psychologist at Kyoto University in Japan who has studied mourning behavior in chimps, agrees. “There isn’t a strong case made for describing the reactions as akin to those seen in humans and chimpanzees,” he says. Rather, the male marmoset’s behavior, including the attempts to copulate with the female, could indicate that he was excited and aroused by her lying on the ground, “rather than any kind of compassion.”last_img read more

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Kylian Mbappe scores again as runaway leader PSG beats Nimes

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ View comments 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 Nkunku had put PSG ahead late in the first half with an excellent control and finish from Marco Verratti’s pass.The victory moves coach Thomas Tuchel’s side 17 points ahead of second-place Lille, having played one game fewer.OTHER MATCHESAmiens won 1-0 at home to Patrick Vieira’s Nice to edge further away from the relegation zone, into 16th place.Striker Serhou Guirassy’s 11th-minute goal was his first for the club.ADVERTISEMENT Guingamp remains bottom despite winning 1-0 at home to Angers with an injury-time effort from midfielder Lucas Deaux.SUNDAY’S GAMESThird-place Lyon can move within two points of Lille in the race for an automatic Champions League place if it wins at Monaco.But Lyon will be without forward Nabil Fekir after he picked up a knock in training.Elsewhere, fifth-place Marseille is at Rennes and sixth-place Montpellier hosts seventh-place Reims.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s fifth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS — Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his league-leading tally to 22 goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nimes 3-0 on Saturday to move 17 points clear at the top.Mbappe has scored in all four games since PSG lost forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani to injury, and the France star’s second-half double took him to 51 goals in the league since bursting on the scene with Monaco three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img His 22 goals have come in 20 league games, and he’s the youngest player to reach 50 league goals in French league history.“Every day I work hard to help my team as much as I can, and to enjoy myself as well,” said Mbappe, who turned 20 in December. “Football’s still about enjoying yourself, scoring goals, breaking records. That’s what drives me so I’m very happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesOnly Barcelona star Lionel Messi has more goals in Europe’s top five leagues, after taking his tally to 25 with a hat trick Saturday.France’s World Cup winner Mbappe scored his first goal in the 69th minute when he turned in Juan Bernat’s pass to make it 2-0. He grabbed his second in the 89th with a fine low finish after collecting Christopher Nkunku’s pass and cutting in from the left. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

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