0

Rwanda hold ‘Rising Stars’ in AFCON qualifier

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s Richard Odada attempts to stop a clearance from Rwanda’s Christian Ishimwe during their AFrican U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier in Machakos on April 1, 2018. Photo/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 1- Kenya’s ‘RisingStars’ will have a tough task ahead of them in the return leg of their African Under-20 Cup of Nations Qualifier against Rwanda in Kigali on April 21 after Byiringiro Rague scored in the 88th minute to see the tie in Machakos on Sunday end 1-1.Richard Odada had scored for Kenya in the seventh minute, but a spirited Rwanda and their never say die attitude ensured they flame of the tie remains alive scoring with two minutes left from a counter attack. The Rising Stars will now need either a high scoring draw or an outright win in the return tie to book a slot in the second round where the winner of this two-legged tie will meet Zambia.It wasn’t the most assuring of performances from the ‘emerging stars’.  The first half was scarce of chances and action infront of goal, most of the action concentrated on hurdling for possession in the middle of the pack.The home side broke the deadlock in the seventh minute when the lanky Odada picked up a loose ball inside the box before calmly firing past the Rwandese keeper.The visitors had failed to clear away a low freekick from Alpha Onyango who had struck from almost 20 yards out and with the spills falling on Odada who has had trials with the Juventus junior team in Italy, he made no mistake converting.However, there was little to write home about in terms of chances.Kenya’s best player on paper, winger Musa Masika failed to sparkle and seldom had balls his way to create danger from wide areas.In the second half, the intensity rose a bit but it wasn’t enough to warrant any threat infront of goal.Kenya’s Musa Masika attempts to go past Rwanda’s Marc Govin Nshimiyimana during their AFrican U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier in Machakos on April 1, 2018. Photo/Timothy OlobuluThe lanky Sidney Lokale had a half chance on the turn after picking up a long ball, but his eventual shot didn’t have enough sting to trouble the Rwandese keeper.Lokale was once again in the thick of things a few minutes later when he took a touch away from the keeper after a run into the box and from a tight angle managed a shot at goal, but Rwanda skipper Prince Buregeya managed to clear off the line.Vincent Wasambo also had a go at goal with a snap shot straight from a throw-in but the effort went just wide.Masika who had struggled to make an impact in the game was then brought off with some pain on his knee and in came Erick Ng’eno.But the Rwandese were the more attacking side and they came close with Christian Ishimwe’s curling effort from a freekick in the 72nd minute missing the target by a whisker.Byiringiro then made the Kenyan keeper work to a fine save at his near post after skipping away from his markers on the right before shooting at goal.However, the resilience paid off with just two minutes of regular time to play when from a counter attack, the winger rounded the keeper who made a first attempt to punch the ball off his feet.Byiringiro however picked it up once again and found shooting space to squeeze the ball in.last_img read more

0

Job Vacancy: Senior Graphic Designer required

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Sign Place in Burt is currently hiring a Senior Graphic Designer and Wide Format Print Production Manager.IMMEDIATE STARTFull TimeLocation: Burt, Co. DonegalResponsibilities:• Organise, control and monitor the flow of printed materials• Check schedules, confirm product specifications, arrange adjustments• Oversee the work of staff in the department• Monitor the quality of the product and ensure deadlines are met• Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts• Interact, communicate and present ideas to peers and clients• Attention to detail within tight deadlines• Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work• Professionalism regarding punctuality, time management and deadlines• Print & operation of wide-format machines• Answering calls, managing incoming job requests• Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously• Training will be provided on wide format printing equipment Experience:• 3+ years’ experience in the Print Signage Industry• Knowledge and experience of prepress• Experience designing large scale print and vehicle graphics• Experience designing Exterior Signage• Must be able to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment• Up to date with industry-leading software and technologies (Corel X8 a bonus)To Apply:EMAIL: GAVIN@THESIGNPLACE.IEPlease provide examples of design work Job Vacancy: Senior Graphic Designer required was last modified: May 20th, 2019 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:BURTInishowenPrint SignageSenior Graphic DesignerThe Sign Placelast_img read more

0

Gang member apparently kills associate by mistake

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 16-year-old gang member was killed when he was apparently shot by a member of his own gang during a botched attempt to fire at someone else, police said Thursday. Marcus King of Lancaster was shot multiple times at Peoria Street and Kewen Avenue in Sun Valley at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after a friend fired shots at a sport utility vehicle, Los Angeles police Detective Frank Bishop said. Police believe King and two other gang members attempted to ambush a white SUV, which they believed belonged to a rival gang member. King stood on one side of the street, and the others – Carlos Cortez, 18, of Sun Valley and a 16-year-old juvenile – stood on the other side. When the car drove by, Cortez opened fire, hitting the car several times – and striking King, who was on the other side of the car, authorities said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventCortez and the juvenile were arrested on suspicion of homicide. Police did not release the name of the other suspect because he is a juvenile. Police are searching for the passengers of the white SUV, which should have bullet holes on the passenger side. Anyone who has information on the shooting, or has seen a car that matches that description, is asked to call Foothill-area homicide detectives at (818) 834-3115, or (818) 756-8861 after hours. josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com (818) 713-3669last_img read more

0

Jermain Defoe confirms Bournemouth medical but says focus is entirely on England

first_imgJermain Defoe has confirmed he has undergone a medical with Bournemouth ahead of a proposed move to the south coast Premier League club.The London-born striker, 34, just completed his second full season with Sunderland – though his 15 goals in 33 games failed to help the Black Cats survive relegation from the top flight.Following their demotion to the second tier, Defoe – once again an England international – was linked with a number of clubs as he plotted to remain in the highest division of English football.Bournemouth appeared to have won the race, with reports in May claiming the veteran forward was set to sign a three-year deal worth £20m to move to the Vitality Stadium.And while rumours have quietened down since the start of the international break, Defoe confirmed he has undergone a medical with the Cherries as the move edges closer to completion.He said: “It’s out there. A lot of people knew I did a medical. I said, when this is finished and I’ve had a break everyone will know anyway, but all I wanted to do was get my head down and focus on England.“I did not really want to talk about club football, and I wanted to be like that because, after two-and-a-bit years at Sunderland – and I enjoyed my time there – it’s not fair on the club and Sunderland fans, so soon after getting relegated, to come out and say ‘oh yeah, by the way I’m signing for someone else’.“I believe in my heart it’s too soon to put it out there. I’m away with England now and I just want to focus upon playing for England, and at the right time just say ‘this is the club I’ll be playing for.’”last_img read more

0

‘Loose words’ from Donegal player spurred Tyrone on

first_imgGAA: Niall Morgan has revealed that ‘loose words’ from a Donegal player at half-time spurred his side on in the second-half. The Tyrone goalkeeper revealed that as the sides departed the pitch at half-time, one Donegal player said ‘We’ll beat this team of individuals.’He told The Irish Examiner, that presumption couldn’t have been further from the truth. Morgan said, “When we were going in at half-time we heard someone from the Donegal side shout, ‘We’ll beat this team of individuals.’“We’re no team of individuals. We’re a massive team, we’re a unit. We go everywhere together, we do everything together.“People talk about being over-trained – we can’t get enough training! We love it. “We love being together, that’s what wins you games.”Morgan also added that it was nice to exercise his demons and get one over on Donegal, after the taunting he got in Ballybofey in 2013.“It was a chance for me to get a bit of redemption after 2013 in Ballybofey.“I reacted stupidly to the crowd, I learned my lesson and I’ll never do that again.“It’s great to move forward and I have a bit of confidence in myself.”‘Loose words’ from Donegal player spurred Tyrone on was last modified: July 20th, 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) Tags:donegalGAALoose WordsnewsNiall MorganSportTyronelast_img read more

0

DDTV VIDEO: WATCH AS SHERIFF TURNED AWAY FROM EVICTION – DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS TO BACK MOVES HERE

first_imgTHIS is the video which has caused “great excitement” amongst anti-austerity campaigners in Co Donegal – a deputy sheriff turning back on a planned eviction in Co Laois.Now campaigners here are planning to adopt similar measures to prevent evictions in this county.The video shows how housing activists and an independent TD prevented an attempted eviction of a man from his home in Laois. A collection of housing groups and the People Before Profit TD Joan Collins were in Mountrath to prevent the deputy sheriff, accompanied by the gardaí, from evicting a man from his home, arguing that their actions were not constitutional.Lee Wellstead, 47, was facing eviction from his home having lost in his battle against Ulster Bank in the Commercial Court, the Laois Nationalist reported.He had bought the three-bedroom property on four acres of land in Knockanina – near Mountrath and Castletown – in 2003 for €80,000 and then acquired a top loan on the mortgage of €30,000. Having failed to keep up with repayments, the bank pursued him and was granted a repossession order last year, the paper reports.Collins said she heard about Wellstead’s story and travelled to Laois with the other groups to help him defend his home.In the video entitled ‘Constitution Halts Sheriff’ Ben Gilroy from Freedom from All Debt argues with the deputy sheriff, Pat Dunne, that it is unconstitutional for him to attempt to evict Wellstead from his home.  DDTV VIDEO: WATCH AS SHERIFF TURNED AWAY FROM EVICTION – DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS TO BACK MOVES HERE was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: WATCH AS SHERIFF TURNED AWAY FROM EVICTION – DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS TO BACK MOVES HERElast_img read more

0

DERRY MAN ON DONEGAL ASSAULT CHARGE WARNED TO STAY AWAY FROM WITNESSES

first_imgA DERRY man facing assault and criminal damage charges has been warned to stay away from witnesses in County Donegal.Thomas Kelly, from 13 Knockena, Whitehouse, Derry, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault causing harm and criminal damage at Churchview Street, St Johnston on September 22, 2013.Garda Alan Harrington told the court that an arrest warrant had been issued for the accused man after he had failed to appear at a previous court hearing. Garda Harrington told the court that Mr Kelly had been to St Johnston on four or five occasions over a two week period and this was a breach of bail conditions that he should have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the alleged female victim and her mother.Judge Kelly warned the 27-year-old to sign on at Buncrana Garda Station every Wednesday and to have no contact with two named individuals.The Derry man was released on bail.DERRY MAN ON DONEGAL ASSAULT CHARGE WARNED TO STAY AWAY FROM WITNESSES was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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:assault chargeDerryLetterkenny District CourtSt JohnstonThomas KellyWhitehouselast_img read more

0

Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Those interested in how the Trump Administration will tackle agricultural issues can gain some insights by considering the Agricultural Advisory Committee appointed in AugustThe formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump’s endorsement of these individuals’ diverse skill sets and ideas that can improve the lives of those in agricultural communities.“The members of my agricultural advisory committee represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities,” Trump said. “Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving those who serve all Americans from the White House.”The executive board members will convene on a regular basis.Advisory Board members include:Charles Herbster – National Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President Sam Clovis – National Chief Policy Advisor for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President Rebeckah Adcock –CropLife, Senior Director, Government Affairs Robert Aderholt – Congressman from Alabama; Chairman, Subcommittee on AgricultureJay Armstrong – Kansas Wheat Commission; Chairman, Farm FoundationGary Black – Commissioner Agriculture, GeorgiaJohn Block – Former Sec. of USDAMike Brandenburg – State Legislator, North DakotaTerry Branstad – Governor of IowaSam Brownback – Governor of KansasChuck Conner – CEO, National Council of Farmer CooperativesMike Conaway – House Agriculture Chairman Jack Dalrymple – Governor of North DakotaDennis Daugaard – Governor of South DakotaRodney Davis – Congressman from Illinois; House Agriculture committee and Subcommittee Chair of Bio TechMary Fallin – Governor of OklahomaEddie Fields – Senator, Oklahoma; Chair Senate Ag and Rural DevelopmentSteve Foglesong – Former President National Cattlemen’s Beef AssociationJim Gilmore – Former Governor Virginia; Chairman of Report on Terrorism and Agro-TerrorismBob Goodale – Former CEO of Harris TeeterBob Goodlatte – Congressman, Virginia; Former Chairman House Agriculture CommitteeMike Green – State Senator, Michigan; Appropriations Agriculture Chair; Senate Agriculture Committee Vice ChairHelen Groves – Rancher; daughter of Robert Kleberg (King Ranch); Well known in TX/ranching worldRon Heck – Iowa farmer and Past President of the American Soybean Assoc.Dave Heineman – Former Gov. NebraskaHans Hunts – State Legislator, Wyoming; Wyoming House Ag Committee; Rancher Cindy Hyde – Smith – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, MississippiBrent Jackson – State Senator, North CarolinaA.G. Kawamura – Former Sec. Food & Agriculture, CaliforniaJohn Kautz – California wine producer; CEO Ironstone VineyardsCharlotte Kelly – Tennessee cotton grower along with her husband (14,000 acres) plus operating a cotton gin processing 30,000 plus bales and a leader in the cotton industryMark Killian – Commissioner of Agriculture, Arizona; Farmer and rancher AZBrian Klippenstein – Protect the HarvestTsosie Lewis – Former CEO of Navaho Nation’s Agricultural Products IndustriesForrest Lucas – CEO Lucas Oil; Protect the HarvestMike McCloskey – CEO Fair Oaks Farms- one of largest dairies in U.S.Beau McCoy – State Senator; Nebraska Nat. Chr. Council State GovtsTed McKinney – Former Director of Global Corp. Affairs for Elanco Animal HealthSid Miller – Commissioner of Agriculture, TexasJim Moseley – Former consultant on agriculture at EPA; Former Deputy Secretary of USDABrian Munzlinger – Chairman Missouri Senate Ag CommitteeCasey Murdock – State Senator, OklahomaTom Nassif – President Western Growers; Former AmbassadorGarry Niemeyer – Former President National Corn GrowersBill Northy – Secretary of Ag, Iowa Sonny Perdue – Former Gov. GeorgiaRick Perry – Former Gov. TexasRyan Quarles – Commissioner of Agriculture, KentuckyBruce Rastetter – Summit Ag Group of Alden, Iowa; Hosted first Republican Presidential debateJim Reese – Secretary of Agriculture for Gov. Mary Fallin of OKLarry Rhoden – Senator South Dakota; House Majority Leader and Sen Majority Whip; Chair Senate Ag CommitteePete Ricketts –Governor of NebraskaPat Roberts – U.S. Senator KansasMarcus Rust – CEO Rose Acre Farms- second largest egg producer in U.S.Leslie Rutledge – Attorney General, Arkansas; Co-Chair of the National Association of Attorney General Agriculture Committee and is married to a soybean producerDavid Spears – Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Dole Ag Advisor; Senior Vice President, Mid-Kansas Cooperative, Inc.Dr. Mike Strain – Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, LouisianaRed Steagall – Official Cowboy Poet of TexasAnnette Sweeney – Former Iowa House Agriculture, Chair; Farmer; Agriculture Advocate Kip Tom – CEO, Tom Farms LLC-Largest Agri-Business farm operator in Indiana; Operates farms in South AmericaJohnny Trotter – CEO of BarG- 125,000 feedlot operation and farms 10,0000 acres in TXSteve Wellman – Former President of the American Soybean AssociationWalt Whitcomb – Ag Commissioner, MaineJohn Wilkinson – Chairman, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Georgia State Senatelast_img read more

0

Bile-making microbe fights off germ behind chronic diarrhea

first_imgScientists have identified a natural microbial defender in the body’s fight against Clostridium difficile. The diarrhea-inducing and sometimes life-threatening bacterium lurks in hospitals and flourishes in patients whose intestinal microbes have been decimated by antibiotics. Now, a set of experiments shows that a normal microbial resident of the mouse and human gut, called Clostridium scindens, seems to help curtail C. difficile infection in rodents by creating bile acid in the intestine. If that holds true in people, pills containing the bacteria could be both a preventative measure in patients at risk and an alternative to the successful strategy, off-putting to many, of fecal transplants.In the United States, about 14,000 people a year die from C. difficile, and cases are on the rise. Researchers have learned that by depleting resident microbes, antibiotics make the body more hospitable to C. difficile spores. More recently, they’ve found that fecal transplants appear to restore balance to the bacterial community, as do feces-filled capsules.But many researchers are eager to move past the poop, says Trevor Lawley, a microbiologist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, U.K. “If you have a patient show up, you have to identify a donor, get them to poop in a pot, and then put it in a pill.” The process is time-consuming, unpleasant, and not without risks, he says. The ideal treatment would be an isolated mixture of helpful bacteria: “You could just go to your refrigerator and grab your capsules and tell them to take a few.” First, though, scientists need to know which individual bacteria are most helpful, and why.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(*)For 4 years, infectious disease researcher Eric Pamer and his colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City have studied the body’s elaborate defense mechanisms against C. difficile. In earlier research, they had found that certain antibiotics caused more severe and longer lasting susceptibility to the infection than others. Knowing that each treatment has a unique effect on the makeup of the microbiome, the collection of microorganisms inside us, “we used the different antibiotics as tools,” Pamer says, “to start to pin down which bacteria are associated with resistance.”That new research began in mice, which received one of three antibiotics and were then fed C. difficile spores. After identifying 11 bacteria from rodent guts that correlated with resistance to the intestinal infection, Pamer and his group turned to humans. They sequenced bacterial DNA in the feces of 24 bone marrow transplant patients who had received antibiotics. Half of them had developed C. difficile infection, whereas the other half had colonies of C. difficile in their intestines but no disease, suggesting that something about their microbiomes made them more resilient. The top microbial defenders in mice and people weren’t identical, but one species ranked high on both lists: C. scindens.That was encouraging news, Pamer says, because what’s already known about C. scindens fits right into the story of how C. difficile interacts with the gut. Other groups have shown that C. scindens makes enzymes that chemically alter the bile acids made in the liver, transforming them into so-called secondary bile acids in the large intestine. And these secondary bile acids have been shown to inhibit C. difficile growth in a dish.Indeed, feeding mice a dose of C. scindens after antibiotics reduced the number of C. difficile bacteria that were able to proliferate in the gut roughly 100-fold. And a group of mice treated with C. scindens mixed with three other bacteria similar to the strains identified by DNA sequencing lost less weight—about 10% versus nearly 20% in controls—and had better survival rates—100% versus 50%—after exposure to C. difficile. (The multibacteria cocktail yielded better results than C. scindens alone, though the researchers don’t know its mechanisms of action.) C. scindens also increased the abundance of secondary bile acids in the gut, Pamer and his colleagues report online today in Nature.This isn’t the first study to suggest a role for certain bacteria in resisting C. difficile, says Vincent Young, a microbiologist and infectious disease physician at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His group has found that the bacterial family Lachnospiraceae also has a suppressant effect, for example. But the clear link to bile production makes this an important finding because the precise mechanisms of bacterial defense have been largely missing from existing studies, he says. “We know who’s there, but we don’t necessarily know what they’re doing.”Lawley agrees that understanding how this bacteria protects against C. difficile will make it a stronger candidate for potential testing in humans down the line. “We have to be careful about what we’re putting into patients, because most of these bugs, we don’t understand their biology,” he says. “I think by having a mechanism, it gives us a little bit more confidence.” He points out that C. scindens didn’t completely get rid of disease in the mice, which would be important for eliminating the risk of relapse. But as Pamer’s group and several others start concocting feces-free C. difficile treatments, Lawley believes “this is probably one bug that could be considered in the mix.”last_img read more

0

India lose 7-101 to Pakistan in Australian Football League match

first_imgFile PhotoIndia were humiliated 101-7 by Pakistan in a first-ever meeting of Australian Football League (AFL) teams of both the countries. The match, played on Saturday, was one of the highlights of the 2014 International Cup.A team of 15 AFL players has flown from India to play five matches in Melbourne. The Pakistani team players are all Melbourne based.Dignitaries from both country’s consulates and leaders of both the communities were invited to witness the match.This was the first time Pakistani team had participated, while India had participated in previous years as well.AFL Victoria engagement manager Xavier Moloney said, “To have a Pakistan vs India game as part of the International Cup is really exciting. It is part of an overall push from AFL Victoria to introduce the game to culturally diverse sections of Melbourne.”  “The support of Essendon FC and Richmond FC in this venture has been fantastic with both clubs embracing the chance to engage with the multicultural community,” he added.AFL Victoria Multicultural Coordinator Kashif Bouns, who was also the founder of the Pakistan team, said,”The cup is about bringing the Indian and Pakistani communities together and generating positive relationships through football but victory is still an aim for the both sides.””Growing up in Pakistan, when we played against India it was always a huge event.People would take their day off to stay home.” Bouns said.The 2014 AFL International Cup will continue in Melbourne till Aug 23.AFL International Cup is played every three years. The previous winners of the event were Ireland (2011 and 2002), New Zealand (2005) and Papua New Guinea (2008).advertisementlast_img read more

1 2 3 19