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first_img The action is in response to the contentious ‘Chosen One’ banner that is on display at Old Trafford despite calls for it to be removed in the wake of United’s increasingly troubled season under Moyes. A United fans’ blog, therepublikofmancunia.com, claimed supporters are planning to send their own message during the game against Aston Villa on Saturday. A group of Manchester United fans is threatening to hire a light aircraft to tow a banner over Old Trafford with the message calling for manager David Moyes to go, it has been claimed. The blog states: “A group of United fans have raised £840 in a day to fund a plane to fly over Old Trafford with a message reading ‘Wrong One – Moyes Out’. “The message is a response to the Stretford End Flags banner which reads ‘The Chosen One’.” United would not be drawn on the threat, but there is no doubt the ‘Chosen One’ banner is causing controversy. After United stumbled to a 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City, there were angry protests directed against Moyes and his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson. Some fans had earlier called for the group that made the banner – Stretford End Flags (SEF) – to remove it following the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool almost two weeks ago. Stewards also gathered around the banner at full-time after the City defeat to prevent it from being seized. Meanwhile, Darren Fletcher has acknowledged United’s players need to do better. He told Sky Sports News: “We’re hurting and we know the fans are hurting. “We’ve lost matches and the Stretford End has still been singing our names as we go off the pitch. That’s humbling. “All the players speak about it in the dressing room, that the fans are suffering and we need to do better for them.” The Scottish international midfielder does not believe the Champions League quarter-final against defending champions Bayern Munich is a foregone conclusion. Bayern have already wrapped up their domestic title, while United languish in seventh place in the Barclays Premier League, 18 points off the pace. However, Fletcher said: “We don’t expect an easy game but we are still in it and we’ve played some good stuff in the Champions League. Don’t write us off.” Press Associationlast_img read more


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first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing this gallery in your mobile device.OAKLAND — Steph Curry unleashed an F-bomb as he trotted to the bench, grimacing in pain as he placed nine of his 10 fingers against his knees. The 10th, the middle finger on his left hand, dangled in the air.As Clint Capela rolled to the basket and received a lob from Chris Paul three and a half minutes into the game, Curry slid over from the corner and swiped at the ball with his left hand. Instead of knocking the ball …last_img


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first_imgThe men of muddle earth are wondering what to do with their hobbit prisoners.  Elizabeth Culotta wrote in Science about the ongoing debates among paleoanthropologists about how to interpret the diminutive skeletons found in the Liang Bua cave of Flores in Indonesia, affectionately dubbed hobbits.1  After four years of study (10/27/2004, 06/06/2006, 08/21/2006, 10/11/2006), there is still no consensus on whether they were diseased modern humans or some evolutionary side branch of hominids from Africa.    Paleoanthropologists meeting in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month got their first views of the LB1 skeleton.  William Jungers of State University of New York at Stony Brook claimed the creature had a slow gait, due to abnormalities with its feet.  He believes the hobbit provides a window into the primitive bipedal foot of australopithecines.  For that to be true, Leslie Aiello of New York City countered, it would have had to remain unchanged for a long time.  “How it got there and managed to persist–that’s clearly a challenge to explain.”  Others said there is no evidence for a migration like that.  To invent such a story is clearly a case of “special pleading.”    In short, no consensus has emerged about these small humans.  “Given the wildly diverging opinions on the hobbit,” Culotta ended, ‘Somebody’s going to take a big fall here.’”  She was quoting paleoanthropologist C. Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University in Ohio.  Maybe the fall will become evident by fall (autumn, that is).  Another research team will be excavating the cave this summer.1.  Elizabeth Culotta, “When Hobbits (Slowly) Walked the Earth,” Science, 25 April 2008: Vol. 320. no. 5875, pp. 433-435, DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5875.433.Evolutionists would love to have another case of chimps becoming humans here.  The early hopes have not materialized.  Our prediction: the skeletons will be shown to be human.  Wait and see.  They’ll find a fingernail-sized cell phone or something.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


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first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – Doctors dispatched to a northern Ontario reserve to treat children with skin conditions say remote communities are dealing with an ongoing medical crisis, the result of a shortage of medical services. Three physicians from the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority have written an open letter calling for more resources to deal with persistent problems at the Kashechewan First Nation and elsewhere. The letter, released by northern Ontario MP Charlie Angus, urges Canadians not to tolerate the level of health care access available in the area. The report echoes conclusions presented last spring by the federal auditor general, who found quality health care in remote First Nations communities is sorely lacking. The letter comes ahead of an expected meeting with Health Minister Jane Philpott, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins and Nishnawbe Aski Nation leaders. Their dialogue is expected to focus on the public health emergency declared last month by NAN, a political organization representing northern Ontario First Nations. A spokesman for Philpott could not provide specific details but confirmed the meeting was scheduled for this week.last_img read more


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first_img Related Items:creative industries, Minister ANTHONY Hylton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 6 (JIS): Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the Government is implementing measures to facilitate the growth and prosperity of the creative industries.The initiatives, he said, are in recognition of the creative industries as a generator of wealth for the mass of Jamaicans, and a driver of gross domestic product (GDP) growth.“This is why it is linked to the growth agenda…and captured in a number of things…like the Vision 2030 plan, the national growth agenda, and it is the reason why the Creative and Cultural Industries Commission was created,” Minister Hylton noted, while addressing a recent JIS News Think Tank.Among the measures being put in place to promote the creative industries, is the passage and enactment of the Security Interests in Personal Property (SIPP) Act. The legislation provides for increased access to financing by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME), by allowing personal property (non-real estate assets) to be used as collateral for loans.This means that owners of creative works, innovators and inventors, are now able to leverage their intellectual property (IP), such as copyright, patents and trademarks to be used as collateral.He informed that the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM) has been mandated to work with the Government in order to increase loan access, with other institutions slated to follow suit.“So, the banks need to get very creative and our traditional financial institutions should start soon to work with intellectual capital of various forms whether it be film, music, animation, art, drama,” he said.Minister Hylton informed that talks have been held with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for assistance “to work with the banks and to help them with IP evaluation…so that they can mitigate the risks around that kind of activity to drive sustained growth and build inclusion.”As it relates to copyright, Minister Hylton told JIS News that the Ministry has accepted the Senate’s comments on the Copyright Act.“The amendments to the Act are tremendous and will give this creative economy a significant lift and part of the deliberate strategy to build a framework to move away from real estate-based activity as a source of access to capital,” he noted.The Bill, which was passed on June 9, 2015 in the House of Representatives, extends copyright protection from 50 to 95 years, for content belonging to corporations. Authors of literary works, dramatic, and musical creations will also enjoy the added protection. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more





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first_imgPassport photos are never flattering but this one might be the worst yet Posted by Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Share “Chelsey was furious,” said Ramos’ boyfriend, who posted the image on Reddit. “And rightly so. She paid good money for an official ID from the State Department and it came out wrong, completely wrong, wouldn’t-pass-through-customs wrong.”“As soon as I saw it I just started laughing,” said Ramos. “It’s one of the funniest ‘bloopers’ I’ve ever seen … and it wasn’t mine!”The couple are looking to travel to Germany in September, according to HuffPost. Let’s hope Ramos gets everything sorted out by then. Tags: LOL Travelweek Group AUSTIN — A woman from Austin, Texas definitely deserves a refund from the passport office.Chelsey Ramos’ passport photo is making the rounds on the Internet, and with good reason: a passport office snafu turned the image of her face from a normal passport pic into something that makes her look like she belongs in the Coneheads movie. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more


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first_img The Canadian Press Posted by Thursday, May 10, 2018 Tags: Air Canada << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img CORNER BROOK, N.L. — There’s still hope for the lovestruck Michigan teen who asked Air Canada for a free ticket to see his Newfoundland girlfriend.C.J. Poirier’s bid for 530,000 retweets remained stuck at about 30,000 with just hours to go Wednesday, so Air Canada stepped in to extend the deadline – and added creative ways to help him to his goal.On May 1, Poirer had convinced Air Canada to give him tickets to visit his Newfoundland girlfriend – if he could manage to get a retweet for every resident of Newfoundland and Labrador.With the goal still far away, Air Canada extended the deadline for “a few days”, and dramatically widened the goal posts.“We’re helping @TheCJPoirier by donating ALL the retweets Air Canada has ever received! That’s 162,000 more retweets,” the airline said on Twitter.“Donate your own retweets: just tweet @aircanada a screenshot of your most retweeted tweets and we’ll count them towards #530KforBecca. Go!”More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesIn response, Poirer offered a crying emoji and this: “THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.”Poirier, a 19-year-old barista from Clarkston, Mich., met Becca Warren of Corner Brook, N.L., online last year and they decided they wanted to meet in person after six months of texting.“Of all the girls I’ve had the chance to meet, I’m glad it was her,” Poirier said Wednesday.So Poirier took to Twitter, asking Air Canada how many retweets it would take for free round-trip tickets. Air Canada replied by asking what the population of Newfoundland was – and said it would take that many.As a backup plan, Poirier launched a GoFundMe page called #530KforBecca, in hopes of making his dream come true.He’s already received $388 of his $500 goal through donations.“I plan on going no matter what,” Poirier said in an interview before Air Canada’s 11th-hour extension. “She and I connect better than anyone in each other’s lives and I want to make every moment with her the best I can make it.”More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongOn his GoFundMe page, Poirier said he dropped out of college, picked up a full-time job as a Starbucks barista and began streaming more often on his YouTube channel to save money to visit “the love of my life.”“I didn’t expect the campaign to take off as it did and I’m just thankful for everyone who’s helping us reach our goal,” Poirer said via Twitter message. Share Update: Air Canada takes pity on lovestruck teen, extends Twitter challenge deadlinelast_img read more