MOST READ But they bounced back quickly to lift the Champions League in June and have shot out of the traps with eight straight league wins to take a commanding lead.Liverpool have not always shone this season. Their past three league wins have come by a solitary goal, but they have shown the tenacity and hunger to get the job done at the same time as an injury-hit City, going for their third title in a row, have lost their edge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manHigh-flying Leicester’s visit to Anfield on Saturday offered City hope they could cut the five-point gap separating the sides heading into the weekend.Deep into stoppage time, the Foxes seemed set to do the champions a favour with the sides locked at 1-1, until Sadio Mane tumbled in the box and James Milner coolly slotted away a 95th-minute penalty. “They didn’t look for a second like a team who won so many games that they don’t have the desire anymore to win another one,” said Klopp.“It looked like they had never won a game before and I love that fact.”City feel Laporte lossA day later, City failed to find the same kind of response as Wolves emerged from the Etihad 2-0 victors after soaking up the hosts’ pressure and hitting relentlessly on the counter-attack.City’s defensive problems without the injured Aymeric Laporte were ruthlessly exposed as Wolves missed three glorious first-half chances before finally landing a blow with two Adama Traore goals in the final 10 minutes.Slack defending also cost Pep Guardiola’s men in a 3-2 defeat at newly promoted Norwich last month and the fear for City is that the gap to Liverpool will only grow over the coming months.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates with Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino after scoring their fourth goal during the UEFA Champions league Group E football match between Liverpool and Salzburg at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 2, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)Liverpool have lived through enough near misses in 30 years not to take anything for granted in October, but an eight-point lead in the Premier League gives Jurgen Klopp’s men a golden opportunity to end that long wait.The European champions came agonisingly close to fulfilling their title dreams in May, losing out to Manchester City by just one point, despite posting the third-highest points tally in top-flight English football history, with 97.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Bare knuckles to KO record for Myanmar woman breaking MMA mold DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Defender Laporte will not be back until after the New Year and City may have to act quickly in the transfer market in January after failing to fill the void left by former captain Vincent Kompany’s departure at the end of last season.But two seasons of near-perfection have emboldened Guardiola to believe that anything is still possible.“I know these guys, they can still do it,” said the Catalan coach on Sunday. “We are in October and there’s a long way to go.”The sides still have to face each other twice, offering City the chance to eat into that gap.Their clash at Anfield next month is increasingly looking like a must-win for the champions, but even Guardiola has failed to win in his prevous four visits there as City boss and the blue side of Manchester have not won away to Liverpool since 2003.Five times Liverpool have finished second since they last won a top-flight title in 1989/90.Rarely in that time have they ever had a better chance to end the long wait to be crowned champions of England.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, drives to the basket while Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and Dwight Howard added 16 points, 10 boards and four blocked shots in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 120-101 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.LeBron James had 20 points, 12 assists and six rebounds for the Lakers, who took control of their second straight victory with an 18-2 rally starting late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Hornets: Devonte Graham converted a four-point play in the second quarter. He finished with nine points after scoring 23 and 24 in the Hornets’ first two games. … Nicolas Batum missed his second straight game with a broken finger on his left hand. The big man got hurt in Charlotte’s season opener.Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 10 points after he ended his 0-for-11 start to the season from the field with three straight baskets in the second quarter. … The backup point guards both played well. Quinn Cook had 12 points and eight assists, and Alex Caruso added five points and two assists.UP NEXTHornets: Stay in town to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.Lakers: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Davis was dominant from the start, racking up 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first quarter while getting around anyone who tried to guard him. But James had a rare scoreless first quarter, and Danny Green went 0 for 7 in the first half.Davis hit three 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds in his huge first half.He even persevered after Zeller and Davis accidentally elbowed each other in the face while fighting for a rebound with 2:10 to play. Zeller got a loose ball foul after a long video review, but he was in the Hornets’ locker room getting help for a cut.James didn’t score his first points until he hit two free throws 1:40 before halftime, and he got his first field goal with a layup on LA’s next possession.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Schroder leads OKC Thunder past Golden State Warriors, 120-92 View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Davis showed off his world-class skill to his new home fans in the first half, scoring 25 points. James and Howard took charge after the break, with James orchestrating the offense and Howard putting in an impressive all-around performance that drew multiple ovations.Howard got wild cheers from the same fan base that booed him relentlessly for the past six years after he left the Lakers in free agency. Now back with LA as a reserve center, Howard has already slid back into fans’ good graces with his energy, defense and overall effort in the team’s first two home games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceJames was mostly a facilitator until the fourth quarter, when he scored his 10th point on a layup with 9:57 left. James hasn’t been held under 10 points in a regular-season game since Jan. 5, 2007, although it also happened twice in the playoffs in the nearly 13 years since.Miles Bridges scored 23 points, while Cody Zeller and Terry Rozier added 19 apiece for the Hornets in the opener of a four-game road trip.
Wayne Rooney’s retirement from the England national team is the best choice for both the player and Everton as it allows the 31-year-old more time to recover his fitness during a busy domestic schedule, his club’s manager Ronald Koeman has said.Rooney, who rejoined Everton from Manchester United in July, ended his 14-year England career when the country’s all-time leading scorer announced his international retirement on Wednesday.Everton hold a 2-0 lead over Hajduk Split from the first leg of their Europa League qualifier and travel to Croatia for the second leg on Thursday. Progression to the group stages, means the Merseyside club will compete in four different competitions.Reuters Photo”He had a talk with the national coach and made his decision, because he thinks it is the best for Everton,” Koeman told reporters. “It is always the player’s decision and, of course, I respect that.”If you reach the group stage of the Europa League and have international duty, then that is a really tough programme.”His fitness is really good at the moment…I think it is a good decision for him and a good decision for Everton. It means when the internationals come, he will have some time at home with his family.”Koeman, who earned 78 caps for the Netherlands as a player, also said that he did not advise Rooney, who scored 53 goals for England, on his decision to retire.Following their Europa League tie, Everton travel to Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday.
John Isner reached his first Grand Slam semi-final as he beat Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7(5) 7-6(7) 6-4 6-3 in a clash of the giants at Wimbledon on Wednesday.The 33-year-old American saved two set points in the second set tiebreak to avoid going two sets down and then took control of the match to continue his dream run at the All England Club.Isner has taken 41 Grand Slams to reach his first semi-final — one less than compatriot Sam Querrey who reached the milestone a year ago at Wimbledon.He had never gone beyond the third round at Wimbledon in nine previous attempts but has been in sparkling form this time and will harbour genuine hopes of going at least a stage further with South African Kevin Anderson, rather than eight-time champion Roger Federer, waiting in the semis.Once he levelled the match against 2016 runner-up Raonic, ninth seed Isner began to dominate and he gained the first service break of the match at 2-2 in the third set when he crunched a deep return that the Canadian could not handle.Isner wobbled when serving at 5-4, a double-fault giving Raonic a rare break point, but he salvaged the situation with a booming ace before moving a set from victory.In a slightly surreal atmosphere, with hundreds of empty seats on Court One due to England’s soccer World Cup semi-final with Croatia having kicked off, Isner dominated the fourth.He moved 5-3 ahead with another break and spared himself any nerves as he broke Raonic again to seal the win.advertisement
Huawei sub-brand is all set to launch a new budget segment smartphone in the Indian market on September 4, that is tomorrow. It is the Honor 7S, the company has announced. The launch of the Honor 7S will happen online at 2PM tomorrow on the company’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter handle. Ahead of the launch, the smartphone manufacturer has revealed a lot of details about the phone. The company has confirmed that the Honor 7S will come with FullView display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 13MP rear camera setup with PDAF support.Some reports suggest that the upcoming Honor 7S will be the Indian version of the Honor Play 7 that was launched in China and also Pakistan back in the month of May this year. This also means that the Honor 7S will boast of almost the same specs as the Honor Play 7. But, there might be some differences between the two phones, mostly in the camera department.The price of the Honor 7S will be revealed by the company only on September 4. But, considering the specs of the phone looks like it will be a budget segment phone. It will most likely be priced under Rs 10,000 and compete with Xiaomi Redmi phones. The Honor Play 7 was launched in Pakistan at PKR 14,499, which roughly translates to Rs. 8,400.Curious about what the upcoming #Honor7S holds for you?Get ready as the wait ends in less than 2 days!Watch the online launch LIVE on Tuesday, 4th September, on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter! #ViewMoreDoMore pic.twitter.com/OpnBvN5YP6advertisementHonor India (@HiHonorIndia) September 2, 2018As far as the specifications are concerned the Honor 7S will be similar to that of the Honor Play 7. The company has already teased that the upcoming Honor 7S will come with a 19:9 FullView display and 13-megapixel rear camera. The phone is expected to sport a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 720×1440 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the smartphone is said to be powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.ALSO READ: Huawei sells over 10 million P20, P20 Pro phones worldwide in 5 months, says companyThe Honor 7S will come with a 13-megapixel camera sensor on the rear panel paired with PDAF and LED flash. While on the front, the Honor phone is said to come with a 5-megapixel sensor. To recall, the Honor Play 7 packs a 24-megapixel sensor on the front. On the software front, the Honor 7S is expected to run on the Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone may come with a 3,020mAh battery.
Samsung has been a major force in smartphone camera innovation for a while now. Its Galaxy phones, especially top-tier flagships, have some of the best cameras you can find on a smartphone today. The company has been focusing on bringing some of its flagship technologies to the lower end of its portfolio as well, which is why we see the Infinity Display coming all the way down to the Galaxy J series. Samsung has been doing something similar with its camera technologies as well. On Thursday, however, the company surprised everyone by announcing a triple camera phone in its Galaxy A series.The Galaxy A7 is the first phone from Samsung to sport a triple lens setup. It also happens to be the second phone after the Huawei P20 Pro to come with triple cameras. With this, the company is touting an impressive photography experience along with a sleek design and some useful features in a phone that will fall in the mid-range segment. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy A7.Samsung Galaxy A7 specificationsDisplay: The Galaxy A77 sports a 6.0-inch FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED Infinity DisplayProcessor: It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, but Samsung is yet to confirm whether this is an Exynos or Snapdragon chipsetRAM: The Galaxy A7 will come in two memory options – 4G and 6GBStorage: The 4GB RAM variant will come in two storage options – 64GB and 128GB. The 6GB RAM variant will be offered with 128GB. All the variants will support storage expandability up to 256GB via a microSD cardadvertisementRear camera: The triple camera setup on the back consists of an 8MP 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.4), a 24MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth lens with f/2.2 aperture.Front camera: The Galaxy A7 comes with a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 apertureBattery: The device houses a 3,300mAh batterySoftware: It will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on topConnectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-B, NFC (optional), GPS and 4G VoLTESamsung Galaxy A7 features– The biggest highlight of the Galaxy A7 is, of course, its triple camera setup on the back. The 8MP + 24MP + 5MP setup promises to deliver crisp wide-angle photographs with support for depth sensing as well. The 24MP lens lets in more light by combining four pixels into one in low-light conditions.– The Galaxy A7’s camera offers modes like Live Focus that will allow you to control the depth of field in real-time. Additionally, the Galaxy A7 also gets an Intelligent Scene Optimiser that allows the cameras to recognise the subject and adjust colour, contrast and brightness accordingly.– The 24MP front-facing camera gets LED flash support and the ability to capture bokehs with Selfie Focus. It also gets Pro Lighting Mode that mimics professional studio lighting, AR emoji, and filters.– In addition to an immersive Infinity Display, the Galaxy A7 also boasts an immersive sound experience thanks to Dolby Atmos support. The phone also brings a premium all-glass design and a side fingerprint sensor as well much like the Galaxy J6+.Samsung Galaxy A7 priceThe South Korean giant is yet to announce the pricing scheme of the Galaxy A7. The company is hold A Galaxy Event on October 11 which is where it will reveal the new Galaxy A device along with its pricing. That being said, the company did announce that the phone will be available in European and Asian markets this fall, which suggests it could come to India as well.
RB Leipzig Coutinho was again denied by the woodwork before half‑time when his deft lob grazed the crossbar.The second half was played at almost a testimonial pace with Barcelona content to knock the ball around at their leisure. A Mexican wave broke out 10 minutes from the end as the home fans decided to amuse themselves.Atlético Madrid’s faint hopes of catching Barcelona were dealt a major blow after a 2-1 defeat at Villarreal.Atlético took the lead thanks to a penalty which was converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 20th minute. But two goals in the final nine minutes from the substitute Enes Unal secured the victory for Villarreal and left Atletico 11 points adrift of the leaders.In Germany the runaway Bundesliga leaders, Bayern Munich, suffered only their third defeat of the season as the substitute Timo Werner grabbed an impressive 2-1 win for RB Leipzig.Werner’s 56th-minute effort gave his side their first win over Bayern at the fifth attempt and left the visitors with more work to do to seal another crown. Bayern had looked set to consolidate their status at the summit when Sandro Wagner headed the opener with 12 minutes on the clock.But a stirring performance by the home side led to Naby Keita – who will move to Liverpool in the summer – equalising just before half-time before Werner, a 10th-minute replacement for the injured Marcel Sabitzer, fired home to give Leipzig their shock win. The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football In the capital, Ronaldo, who has now hit an incredible 17 goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions, was joined on the scoresheet by Lucas Vasquez and Gareth Bale. Ronaldo scored three goals in the second half, the pick being when he beat the offside trap to collect Karim Benzema’s perfectly weighted pass and dispatch it off the underside of the crossbarFor Barcelona, Paco Alcácer had already given the hosts the lead at the Nou Camp and the leaders went on to canter to a routine victory against a Bilbao side grateful they were not more soundly beaten.Barcelona were missing Luis Suárez through suspension but the Uruguay striker’s absence did not seem to affect them too much. They went ahead after eight minutes, with Messi predictably at the heart of the move.The Argentina forward, fresh from his two goals in the midweek Champions League win against Chelsea, danced his way into the area before laying the ball off to Jordi Alba. The defender reached the byline before cutting the ball back to Alcácer, who was left with a simple side‑footed finish past the Bilbao goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga.Philippe Coutinho was inches away from doubling Barcelona’s lead moments later when he met another Alba cut-back with a volley which crashed back off the crossbar.Messi had already had a couple of sighters when he got on the scoresheet on the half-hour. Ousmane Dembélé picked out his strike partner, who had been left unmarked on the edge of the penalty area, and Messi punished the visitors by drilling the ball unerringly into the bottom corner. Lionel Messi news Read more Share via Email Share on Facebook Bayern Munich Barcelona Share on Pinterest Athletic Bilbao Lionel Messi seals Barcelona’s defeat of Chelsea with double dose of sorcery European club football Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Cristiano Ronaldo continued his remarkable scoring streak with four goals as Real Madrid beat Girona 6-3 in LaLiga. The Portugal star hit a 50th career hat-trick to take his league tally to 22 goals for the season in another commanding performance at the Bernabeu. However Lionel Messi scored for the sixth consecutive game as Barcelona tightened their grip in the title race with a 2-0 win against Athletic Bilbao. Messi took his goal tally for the season to 38 with a fine finish from the edge of the penalty area. La Liga Share on WhatsApp Topics Reuse this content
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands after the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys November 24, 2012 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 51-48 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops strongly denied meeting with Auburn as a possible replacement for head coach Gus Malzahn.Stoops, who’s been retired for a couple of seasons, was linked to the potential Auburn opening on Monday evening. Football Scoop reported that people from Auburn had met with Stoops and an Alabama reporter confirmed that a meeting took place.The former Oklahoma head coach then strongly denied this.“I haven’t talked to anybody from Auburn. I haven’t met with anybody…nor am I set to talk to anybody. It’s just foolish speculation…that has no basis to it,” Stoops told USA TODAY.Bob Stoops emphatically denies to @usatodaysports reports Auburn representatives have reached out (or will):“I haven’t talked to anybody from Auburn. I haven’t met with anybody…nor am I set to talk to anybody. It’s just foolish speculation…that has no basis to it.” pic.twitter.com/DkhHRZcGOg— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) November 27, 2018An Alabama reporter, Josh Moon, had new details on the Stoops-Auburn report later in the evening.“Let me clear this up: I don’t play semantics. Coaches do. AU and Stoops – and that includes reps for both – have been talking for 2+ weeks. Doesn’t mean a deal is done. But the leak of this info means there are bad problems between people who matter at AU and AU’s head coach,” he reports.Let me clear this up: I don’t play semantics. Coaches do. AU and Stoops – and that includes reps for both – have been talking for 2+ weeks. Doesn’t mean a deal is done. But the leak of this info means there are bad problems between people who matter at AU and AU’s head coach.— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) November 27, 2018Of course, this all could just be untrue – coaching rumors surface every season – but Stoops wouldn’t be the first coach to strongly deny something only for it to end up being true later.Stay tuned.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information intends to reduce the size of classes at the nation’s schools as part of measures to improve student achievement.“I am working on a budget to do so,” said portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid.He was speaking at the launch of a special curriculum for children with learning disabilities held on Tuesday (November 28) at the Randolph Lopez School of Hope in St. Andrew.He said that there is agreement with stakeholders for the establishment of a student-teacher ratio of 1:25 for regular schools and even lower for institutions where there is a concentration of students with special needs.“We have the intellectual knowledge as to what we must do to reach every one of our precious children,” Mr. Reid said, noting that “no one should be left behind”.“Everyone should be treated special. There is an approach to reach every child, there is a customised approach, and that is where we are going,” he added.Assistant Chief Education Officer in charge of the Special Education Unit, Dr. Sharon Anderson Morgan, said the new curriculum, developed in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), came out of a need to provide a syllabus for students with moderate to profound intellectual disabilities that would allow them to “progress at their own pace”.She said the curriculum will foster a higher level of skills in areas such as functionality and academics, and practical areas, which will allow the children to interact appropriately with the wider society.Dr. Anderson Morgan noted that with the new curriculum, students with disabilities will acquire a sense of self-determination, self-advocacy and self-worth.“We are grateful to UNICEF for fueling this dream,” she said while lauding the contribution of other agencies as well as community-based organisations.She invited other entities to partner with the Ministry “as we seek to offer quality special education across the system”. Assistant Chief Education Officer in charge of the Special Education Unit, Dr. Sharon Anderson Morgan, said the new curriculum, developed in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), came out of a need to provide a syllabus for students with moderate to profound intellectual disabilities that would allow them to “progress at their own pace”. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information intends to reduce the size of classes at the nation’s schools as part of measures to improve student achievement. Story Highlights He said that there is agreement with stakeholders for the establishment of a student-teacher ratio of 1:25 for regular schools and even lower for institutions where there is a concentration of students with special needs.
Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, has described the treatment of monkeys used in research as “shocking and inhumane”, calling for a phase out of their use at the earliest opportunity.Witnessing footage from an Animal Defenders International (ADI) investigation of the Biomedical Primate Research Centre in the Netherlands, the UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute said: “The video I have just watched allegedly shows conditions endured by monkeys in a research laboratory in the Netherlands. We know today that monkeys, along with many other animals, experience not only pain, but also emotions including fear and depression, so the way they are being treated in the video is shocking and inhumane. It is my considered opinion that those involved in this kind of research on primates should consider using alternative procedures that do not involve experimentation on intelligent, sentient beings. This research should be phased out as soon as possible.”WATCH THE ‘BORN TO SUFFER’ VIDEO HERE.Europe’s largest primate facility, the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in the Netherlands breeds animals for its own use and other laboratories, collaborating with researchers in the UK and the US. Latest figures show that it has reportedly more than trebled its primate use, from 95 individuals in 2016 to 317 in 2017. The facility has some 1,600 primates; most of the macaques are kept in breeding groups of 20-40 individuals and when taken to be used in research for diseases are housed alone in small barren cages. At the end of the experiments they are killed.The video from ADI reveals: Throughout their lives the BPRC primates experience fear, confusion, restraint, routine suffering, injury and death, whether they are used in experiments or not Frightened into crush cages and sedated to be tattooed and tested, no matter how the animals struggle, there is no escape Baring their teeth and shaking the cage bars, primates show their fear of the workers and what is happening to them Although sedated, animals are still conscious and capable of feeling and react as routine procedures are performed on them Singing and dancing, workers show little respect for the animals around them In their groggy state, the monkeys risk injury when left unattended; disorientated animals struggle and fall as they recover from sedation Unable to cope with their unnatural environment, desperate animals lash out at their cage mates, causing serious injury The stress causes monkeys to suffer rectal prolapse When no longer of use, animals are killed in front of their cage mates.Since its release on International Primate Day, the findings of ADI’s investigation has caused shockwaves, particularly in the Netherlands where there has been widespread media coverage, questions raised in parliament and calls to close down the facility. The video has also been shown in the European Parliament at a meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, where the use of primates and other animals in neuroscience research was discussed.After seeing the video, comedian Ricky Gervais stated: “To see these sensitive, intelligent animals born to suffer in this way makes me angry. It should make you angry too.”With such suffering inevitable where primates are bred and used in research, ADI is calling for their use to be phased out, as adopted in a resolution at the European Parliament 11 years ago, for which a timetable has yet to be published.As one of Europe’s largest primate users, ADI urges the UK to lead on this issue. The UK used 2,215 primates for research in 2017, seven times the number used in the Netherlands and nearly a quarter of the total number of primates used across Europe.Primates are used mainly to test drugs and typically endure force-feeding or injections of experimental compounds and full body immobilisation in restraint chairs during experiments. The side effects of compounds given to the animals, or simply the stress of procedures, can cause rectal prolapse, vomiting, blocked lungs, collapse, self-mutilation and death. Terrified monkeys are also used in brain research, which can involve electrodes and bolts being screwed into their heads – despite that non-invasive technology is already used with human volunteers.Due to species differences, tests in primates and other animals have been shown to produce misleading results – replacing primates with more sophisticated human-based techniques provides results which are more relevant to people.Jan Creamer, President of Animal Defenders International said: “Given the known species differences between primates and humans, there can be no scientific or ethical justification for continuing to use primates in this kind of research. The move to advanced scientific techniques is good for science and ends the suffering.”
In a statement released in Geneva, Louise Arbour said she was “particularly worried over reports of disproportionate use of force, including against Georgia’s Public Defender, the detention of opposition leaders and the beating of demonstrators.”She also expressed concern that independent television stations have reportedly been raided by special forces and made to stop broadcasting.“The High Commissioner expressed her support for the Public Defender and stressed that his independence and inviolability must be respected at all times.”Georgia is a State party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which stipulates that fundamental rights, such as the right to life, the prohibition of arbitrary detention, torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, cannot be suspended, even in times of emergency, the statement pointed out.“Any restriction of rights must be proportionate and may only be applied to the extent and for the time strictly required by the situation,” the High Commissioner said. 8 November 2007Reacting with concern to the imposition of a state of emergency in Georgia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today said the independence of the country’s Public Defender must be respected.
1991ConnecticutSweet 1616.6+0.8—— Wichita State, also an 11 this tournament, had higher Pythagorean and SRS ratings than the Zags. But the Shockers lost in the second round to Miami after getting hosed with a play-in game against Vanderbilt, another strong 11-seed, and a first-round meeting with Arizona, which was underseeded as a 6. The 2014 Tennessee team, which tops both the SRS and Pythagorean charts in terms of strength versus its opponents, had a much easier path in its region — the Volunteers faced 14-seed Mercer in the round of 32, a team that had upset Duke in the first round and one of the weakest opponents an 11 has ever faced.2Among opponents of 11-seeds, Mercer had the second- and fourth-lowest Pythagorean and SRS, respectively. Even though Tennessee made the Sweet 16 and nearly upset 2-seed Michigan, the massive differential between it and Mercer — 17.34 to 5.33, by SRS — disproportionately affected its statistical résumé. That game saw an Elo discrepancy of 194 points (1912 to 1718), the second-largest margin of any game an 11-seed has played. Tennessee also played Massachusetts at an Elo advantage of 148 points, the fourth-highest such margin. Meanwhile, Gonzaga’s two games so far rank 12th and 30th all-time.If Gonzaga is so good, though, why was it seeded so low? The Zags are a high-major squad playing in a mid-major conference — the West Coast Conference has cracked KenPom.com’s top 10 conferences ranking just twice.3These rankings also date to 2002. This means the team can pick up only a few high-profile wins during WCC play. Few typically schedules an aggressive nonconference schedule to boost the squad’s Rating Percentage Index, the official and preferred evaluation metric for the NCAA selection committee. This season, though, Gonzaga struggled to pick up a key win, losing to Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA and Southern Methodist by a total of just 20 points.4The losses to Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA and SMU were by 1 point, 5 points, 5 points and 9 points, respectively. Even with the Bulldogs’ five top-100 wins, their RPI profile was terrible. If Gonzaga hadn’t beaten Saint Mary’s in the WCC Tournament title game to win the league’s auto bid, the Bulldogs would probably be competing in the NIT (which is what happened to the Gaels).That would have been a shame, because Gonzaga’s underlying metrics are superb — at the close of the regular season, it was one of two teams with an offensive and defensive effective field goal percentage in KenPom’s top 20. What makes Gonzaga special, though, is how efficiently the team’s offense operates, particularly in the half-court. According to Synergy Sports Technology, Gonzaga scores 0.99 points per half-court trip, a rate that is tied for first among tourney teams and fifth overall in Division I. Indiana is the only NCAA Tournament team with a stronger effective field-goal percentage in the half-court than the Zags (55.8 percent, per Hoop-Math.com).Against Saint Mary’s in the WCC final, the Zags used just 58 possessions to score 85 points (1.47 points per possession). Saint Mary’s defense will never be mistaken for Virginia’s, but that level of offensive efficiency is astounding.Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer are the team’s high-profile names; Wiltjer transferred to Spokane from Kentucky, and his 6-foot-10 frame belies a big who moves gracefully around the perimeter and can score just as effectively within the arc (53 percent on 2-pointers) as he can from deep (43 percent, which leads the team). Wiltjer has an array of shot fakes, step-backs and step-throughs to get his shot off with even the longest defender crowding his space. Sabonis is an unmovable object on both the offensive and defensive glass, and he’s the best post-up man in D-I. Per Synergy, 42 percent of his possessions come in the block, and he scores 1.15 points per possession on those plays. Against Utah and the Utes’ star big Jakob Poeltl, Sabonis used his quick feet, body awareness and agility to score 19 points on an effective field goal percentage of 70.8 percent.But while Wiltjer and Sabonis draw most of the attention, it’s the team’s backcourt that will largely determine if Gonzaga not only makes its first Final Four but becomes the first 11-seed to reach the national championship. Eric McClellan (a swingman), Josh Perkins (a point guard), Silas Melson (a point who can also play off-ball) and Kyle Dranginis (a three who is essentially a hybrid wing) struggled at the beginning of the season but have finally begun to match the offensively brilliant output of the team’s frontcourt.From a higher seed, this sort of late-season surge would be cause to start thinking about a run to Houston and the Final Four. For Gonzaga, the odds are still long, but 17 percent is a far cry better than most 11-seeds see.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. 2015TexasRound of 6416.2-0.50.872+0.010 2010WashingtonSweet 1615.60.00.835-0.046 2013St. Mary’sRound of 6414.5+2.80.861+0.014 SRSPYTHAGOREAN 2016MichiganRound of 6413.9+1.80.766-0.025 2014TennesseeSweet 1617.3+4.10.897+0.097 YEAR11-SEEDMADE IT TO …PRE-TOURN.DIFF. FROM TOURNAMENT OPPONENTSPRE-TOURN.DIFF. FROM TOURNAMENT OPPONENTS 2016Wichita St.Round of 3217.5-1.00.912+0.037 2015UCLASweet 1612.1+0.10.8060.000 Mark Few’s Gonzaga hasn’t been a proper Cinderella for more than a decade now, having outgrown the designation some time ago. This season’s squad, however, entered the 2016 NCAA Tournament in an unfamiliar position — an 11-seed. Matched up with the streaking 6-seed Seton Hall, which had just won the Big East Tournament, Gonzaga was predicted by many to be bounced in the first round.But 11-seeds have replaced 12s and 13s as a trendy upset pick, and the Zags have since rolled through the first two rounds of the tournament, beating the Pirates and then embarrassing 3-seed Utah late Saturday night. On the eve of the second weekend of play, Gonzaga now has a 7 percent chance of making the title game and a 17 percent chance at the Final Four; before the tournament began, those chances were 1 percent and 3 percent, respectively.What’s remarkable about Gonzaga this tournament isn’t just how well it’s played as an 11-seed, but how it has come into its games with a stronger statistical profile than its opponents — which really shouldn’t happen unless something goes wildly wrong in seeding. In fact, FiveThirtyEight’s power ratings had Gonzaga as a 6-seed, one of the bigger seeding discrepancies in the field, and so far this tournament, the team has had better pre-tournament Pythagorean winning percentage and Simple Rating System metrics than each of its opponents (including Syracuse, whom the Bulldogs face Friday in the Sweet 16). Gonzaga won’t encounter that scenario unless they make the Elite Eight.We went through all 156 11-seeds1There have been 37 NCAA tournaments during that span with 148 “natural” 11-seeds. In 1984, there was a preliminary round that featured two 11-seeds (Northeastern and Long Island University). And since the field expanded to 68 teams in 2011, there have been seven additional 11-seeds in the tournament’s first round (the first four in 2012 included 12- and 14-seeds, so there was not an additional 11 that year). since 1980, when the field expanded to include at-large teams, to the present, and tracked their tourney progression and how each matched up through SRS, Ken Pomeroy’s Pythagorean ranking (which began in 2002 and contains 67 teams) and our Elo database. Then, for each of those ratings, we found the difference between the 11-seed’s rating and the average of its tournament opponents. According to SRS, at least, not many 11-seeds have been as strong relative to their opponents as Gonzaga.Most 11s lost in the first round, especially in the early years of the expanded bracket. Even the 11s that made significant runs — LSU (1986), Loyola Marymount (1990), VCU (2011) — began March as considerable underdogs, posting a negative differential in both ratings with their opponents. Only 10 teams had positive differentials in either rating. 2016Gonzaga—17.2+2.50.890+0.043 1984NortheasternRound of 643.1+2.0—— Note: Pythagorean rankings began in 2002Source: kenpom.com, Sports Reference 11-seeds with better power rankings than their NCAA Tournament opponents, 1980 to present
← Previous Story Kim Andersson next three years at KIF Copenhagen! Next Story → PGNiG Super League started: Wisla strong for Kwidzyn! (VIDEO) Legendary Evgeny Trefilov is sacked by the Board of Russian Handball Federation with 7:0 votes. Bad results at WCh 2011 in Brasil and Olympic Games in London, where Russian team lost in the quarter-finals against Korea were the main reasons for such a decision, but not just that. Ruined relationship between Trefilov and TOP Russian teams culminated after Olympics with the letter of protest against legendary headcoach, with whom Russia won four World’s gold medals since 2001.Trefilov led Russian NT since 1999.– We will have public try-out for a new headcoach. One of the major condition will be that coach won’t work with some team in the same time. It could be also some foreign coach – said Boris Alesin, president of RHF. Evgeny TrefilovrussiaRussian handball
Roombas are pretty great. Not only do they slowly-but-surely clean your floor and then amusingly run out of battery power before they can safely make it back to home base, but they make for a great theme park ride for your cat. Still, though, Roombas have their faults. They can’t squeeze into tight spaces, and you inevitably stub your toe on one that didn’t make it back home when you come home late at night and forget to turn the lights on. A new concept could solve these issues, replacing the roving vacuum with a static hub that shoots out little gel-based robot balls.Conceived by Juan Lee, the robot balls roll out of the hub when cleaning is desired. Their small stature would help them maneuver into spaces that Roombas can’t, as well as navigate the maze of furniture underneath which Roombas always end up getting stuck. Rather than coming equipped with little vacuums, the balls make dirt and dust quiver in fear thanks to being covered in a gel-like substance. The gel is sticky, so dirt and dust clump onto the balls. Once the balls return to the hub, the gel is washed off, and the balls recharge.Think of the balls as one of those sticky hand toys, but with little robots inside of them that can communicate with the hub. The balls won’t be able to clean up spilled liquid, but neither can your standard Roomba. However, liquid could potentially damage a Roomba, whereas the gel simply does not interact with water, so it can safely roll along.This gel system is simply a concept at the moment, so don’t get too excited by the possibility of finally being able to have an autonomous robot clean underneath your couch. You can check out more details over at the Electrolux Design Lab concept page.
Des scientifiques dénichent une météorite de 18 kg en AntarctiqueUne équipe internationale de scientifiques, travaillant à la station antarctique Princesse-Elisabeth, ont annoncé avoir découvert une météorite de 18 kg incrustée dans une couche de glace. C’est la plus grosse météorite retrouvée dans la région depuis 1988. Les chutes de météorites ne sont pas un évènement rare. Cela fait même des millions d’années que notre Terre est bombardée par des objets rocheux qui finissent leur course à la surface. Mais c’est tout de même une belle découverte que vient d’annoncer une équipe internationale de chercheurs. Une découverte de taille ! Ces huit scientifiques belges et japonais ont en effet déniché une météorite pesant pas moins de 18 kg. C’est en Antarctique que la trouvaille a été faite à 2.900 mètres d’altitude et quelque 140 km au sud de la station de recherche Princesse-Elisabeth. C’est dans cette région que depuis plusieurs années les scientifiques du projet baptisé SAMBA scrutent la glace pour trouver des météorites. Lorsqu’ils l’ont identifié, le fragment de 18 kg était ainsi incrusté dans une couche de glace. Il a alors été sorti et les chercheurs ont pu constater qu’il s’agissait probablement d’une chondrite. “La météorite était une découverte très inattendue, pas seulement à cause de sa masse, mais parce que normalement, nous ne trouvons pas d’aussi grosses météorites en Antarctique”, a expliqué Vinciane Debaille, un géologue de l’université libre de Bruxelles, qui a mené la partie belge de l’équipe pendant l’expédition. “C’est la plus grosse météorite trouvée en Antarctique de l’Est depuis 25 ans, donc c’est une découverte très spéciale pour nous, uniquement rendue possible par l’existence et la localisation de la station Princesse-Elisabeth”, a t-il ajouté dans un communiqué. Pourtant, 70% des météorites connues aujourd’hui ont été trouvées en Antarctique, ce qui porte le total d’objets qui y ont été découverts à plus de 38.500. Parmi ces météorites, seules 30 ont une masse supérieure à 18 kg, selon la Meteoritical Society. 425 météorites pour une masse globale de 75 kg Les premiers résultats des analyses réalisées sur la météorite ont confirmé qu’il s’agissait d’une chondrite ordinaire, soit le type de météorite le plus abondant. D’après les observations faites, la croute de fusion, c’est-à-dire l’enveloppe externe de la météorite, était érodée. Ceci a permis aux scientifiques d’observer les couches internes de la roche mais celle-ci est encore gelée. Ainsi, elle est actuellement soumise à un processus de dégel très particulier qui va permettre d’éviter que de l’eau n’entre dans la roche. “Nous étudions les météorites dans le but de mieux comprendre comment le système solaire s’est formé, comment il a évolué et comment la Terre est devenue une planète si unique au sein de notre système solaire”, a précisé Debaille. “La mission SAMBA de cette saison était un succès autant en terme de nombre que de masse des météorites trouvées. Il y a deux ans, nous avions trouvé moins de 10 kg. Cette année, nous en avons trouvé tellement que nous avons dû appeler l’agence de voyage – parce que nous avions 75 kg de météorites à ramener”, a t-il encore indiqué. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreAu total, les huit chercheurs ont déniché cette année un total de 425 météorite, dont une à 18 kg, une à 6 kg, une à 4,5 kg, deux à 2 kg, quatre à 1kg, et d’autres plus petites, pour une masse globale de 75 kg donc. Le tout au cours d’une expédition de 40 jours durant laquelle la station antarctique leur a servi à la fois de base.”Percer les mystères de la Nature” “Princesse-Elisabeth et l’International Polar Foundation sont toutes deux fières de soutenir le travail de recherche de météorites de l’équipe belge et japonaise”, a assuré dans le communiqué Alain Hubert, qui dirige l’expédition. “En fournissant des moyens logistiques solides et des solutions de logement aux scientifiques travaillant sur la glace, nous pouvons garantir qu’ils peuvent se concentrer sur ce qu’ils sont venus réaliser en Antarctique : percer les mystères de la Nature et élargir la compréhension de notre planète”. (crédits photos : International Polar Foundation/Vinciane Debaille) Le 1 mars 2013 à 10:48 • Maxime Lambert
KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Lightsaber tournament in Mira Mesa Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHundreds of Jedis took over the intergalactic brewery in Mira Mesa Friday night.It was all part of a Star Wars-themed tournament to crown a new lightsaber champion.For months, San Diego’s premier lightsaber combat group has been training in local parking lots and parks for their opportunity to advance in Jedi rank and take home the trophy. Posted: May 4, 2018
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi speaks during a press briefing with journalists at a hotel in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 14 January, 2019. Photo: AFPMyanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday.UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi was due to visit last week but Myanmar authorities scrapped the trip to Rakhine, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were driven out in a military crackdown that started in 2017.The troubled western state has seen fighting flare again in recent weeks, this time between security forces and the Arakan Army (AA), an ethnic Rakhine armed group calling for more autonomy for the state’s Rakhine Buddhist population.Thirteen police officers were killed by AA militants in 4 January attacks on police posts near the Bangladeshi border.”Based on assessment of Myanmar authorities of the security situation in Rakhine, the visit has been postponed,” said UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic.Britain is expected to raise the issue at the UN Security Council later this week, according to diplomats.The decision to delay Grandi’s trip and uncertainty surrounding a separate planned visit by the UN envoy Christine Schraner Burgener to Myanmar is fuelling concerns that authorities are backtracking on their commitments to address the Rohingya refugee crisis.”They have done nothing at all and didn’t particularly want that to be exposed,” said a Security Council diplomat of the decision to postpone Grandi’s visit.Myanmar’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to requests for information.Britain in December circulated a draft Security Council resolution on Myanmar that would have set a deadline for authorities to roll out a strategy for addressing the Rohingya crisis.China, backed by Russia, however raised strong objections and refused to take part in negotiations, suggesting it was ready to use its veto at the council to block the measure.Myanmar’s violent military campaign in 2017 forced more than 720,000 Rohingya across the border to Bangladesh, with refugees bringing accounts of murder, rape and arson.Britain, France, the United States and UN chief Antonio Guterres have described the campaign as ethnic cleansing while UN investigators have called for top generals to be investigated for genocide.Rohingya in Buddhist-majority Myanmar have suffered decades of persecution and are denied citizenship rights.Myanmar has denied that it has singled out the Rohingya and described its army operations as a campaign to root out terrorists.
Kolkata: Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Kolkata Police, has assured that traffic flowduring Durga Puja this time will be as normal as previous years, despite the incident of Majerhat Bridge caving in. He sought cooperation of people in ensuring the same.Kumar was speaking at the coordination meeting organised ahead of the Durga Puja at Netaji Indoor Stadium.It may be mentioned that Kolkata Police had to bring in several diversions in movement of traffic in South Kolkata due to the Majerhat Bridge incident. At the same time, the state government along with the police is trying to find a way to ease the movement of traffic. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWith only around a month left for Durga Puja, the police are also trying to ensure normal flow of traffic as early as possible.Kumar said: “Everyone has to work together. On behalf of Kolkata Police and Kolkata Traffic Police, I can assure you all that pandal hoppers will be able to reach their destinations without facing problems like all the previous years.”There are several famous Durga Pujas in South Kolkata and lakhs of people visit the pandals. Majerhat Bridge was an important connection between people of the city and the pandals of Behala. But pandal hoppers have heaved a sigh of relief with the assurance of the Commissioner of Police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAt the same time, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), the Public Works Department (PWD) and Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department have taken up a series of initiatives to improve the condition of roads in the port area.The initiative has been taken up as most vehicles are now passing through those roads in the absence of Majerhat Bridge.Initiative has also been taken up to ensure a proper drainage system for Sonadighi. The Public Works Department (PWD) will also strengthen and widen Taratala Road and Hyde Road.Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) will be carrying out the temporary repairing of Transport Depot Road as and when required. At the same time, a portion of the road stretching from the railway tracks to Hyde Road will be widened and strengthened.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Sometimes science can be counterintuitive. But also completely useful. Let me explain.When you stretch something, it generally becomes thinner and weaker. As the material stretches, or deforms, its molecular structure becomes strained. The exact opposite is true with a new protein material developed by chemists at UC San Diego.In other words, a material that becomes stronger the more you strain it? Yes, it’s for real.Related: Swap Your Swiffer for This Dust-Zapping Tool Inspired by LizardsUC San Diego says the researchers have created an “adaptive protein crystal” that essentially thickens when stretched. Sounds cool, but what’s the real-world application for this crazy science stuff? Right now, the idea is that it could be applied to body armor — especially if the material strengthens when a bullet strikes.Or even running shoes. Imagine if shoe soles could thicken for improved shock absorption as the heel hits the pavement. Say goodbye to shin splints, baby (maybe)!As detailed in a recent online paper for Nature, the team explained that the square-shaped protein “adapts,” meaning it can expand or contract in the opposite direction of a force being applied to it. Related: This Device Diagnoses a Broken Machine by Sound. Really.“These materials are very easy to make, yet provide many new research directions both in terms of materials applications and understanding the fundamental principles of nanoscale self-assembly,” said UC San Diego professor of chemistry and biochemistry Akif Tezcan.“Easy” is relative, but it’s hard to argue about the prospect of stronger, more effective body armor. And, heck, sign me up for a pair of those sneakers. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 10, 2016 Register Now » 2 min read
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – Bolivia’s rank-and-file police have ended a six-day strike for higher wages after signing a pact with the government that includes a modest pay increase.Officers and their wives have been abandoning the barracks they had seized nearly a week ago and a camp they pitched near the presidential palace.Under Wednesday’s agreement, the government agrees to a $14 increase in the base salary of the 28,000 rank-and-file police officers, who currently earn an average of $194 a month. It also promises to reform a new disciplinary code that police complained was too harsh.Just as the police mutiny ended, about 1,5000 Amazon Indian marchers entered the city to protest President Evo Morales plans to build a jungle highway through a forest preserve.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Quick workouts for men Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments Share New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths