Registrations now open for the inaugural Bundaberg Cup!

first_imgTeams from around the country are invited to nominate for the richest Touch Football prizemoney purse in Australia, $20,000, to be shared across various men’s, women’s and mixed divisions. Register Now!Entries for the inaugural Bundaberg Cup are now open and interested teams can nominate by visiting www.qldtouch.com.au. In addition to providing a wonderful prizemoney knockout opportunity for players, officials and volunteers in regional Queensland, the Bundaberg Cup also promises to provide a major boost to the region’s tourism industry.International, inter (Queensland) and intra-State teams will compete for the prizemoney in a carnival atmosphere at the Greg Duncan Fields, Bundaberg on 14-15 November (Saturday and Sunday). Queensland Touch Football CEO, Jamie O’Connor, said he was looking forward to working with Touch Football Australia to deliver a landmark event. “The inception of the Bundaberg Cup provides a significant addition to the wider Touch Football events calendar,” he said.“More importantly, it provides another significant regional opportunity to boost the profile and leverage the sport to increase tourism and participation numbers to key destinations, such as Bundaberg.”Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire added: “Touch Football is a quintessential Australian sport and Bundaberg has one of the strongest local associations in the country. We are delighted to partner with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), Queensland Touch Football and Bundaberg Touch Association to help deliver a fantastic regional sporting and economic opportunity.” The Bundaberg Cup is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism and promoted as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland event calendar.Related Files150818_2015_bundaberg_cup_launch_media_release_v1-0-pdf2015_bundaberg_cup_poster-pdfRelated Links2015 Bundaberg Cuplast_img read more

Three generations at the Capitol

first_img25Feb Three generations at the Capitol Three generations of the Saylor family of Midland recently toured the state Capitol in Lansing and were introduced from the floor of the state House of Representatives by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland. Back row left to right: Rep. Glenn, Diane Saylor, and her daughter Krista Saylor. Front row left to right, Krista’s children Torianna, Daniel, and Hannah Saylor. The photo was taken in the House gallery with the floor of the House visible one floor below in the background. Categories: Glenn Newslast_img read more

Belarusian telco Beltelecom has added two packages

first_imgBelarusian telco Beltelecom has added two packages from Russian content providers Amedia and NTV+ to its Zala TV offering.The Amedia package includes channels Amedia, Amedia 2, Amedia Premium and Amedia HIT, while the NTV+ package includes Nashe Kino, Kino, Kino 2 and Premiera.Amedia provides a range of international movies, while Amedia 2 focuses on Russian TV series and movies. Amedia Premium delivers new content from HBO, Showtime, CBS, Warner Bros, ABC Studios and the BBC.Nashe Kino focuses on Soviet-era movies, while Kino provides a range of popular movies and Kino 2 provides a choice of international movies and Premiera offers a choice of recent releases.last_img read more

Egg metabolites in blood linked to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

first_imgJan 3 2019Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Although it is too early to draw any causal conclusions, we now have some hints about certain egg-related compounds that may have a role in type 2 diabetes development. Further detailed investigations with both cell models and intervention studies in humans that use modern techniques, such as metabolomics, are needed to understand the mechanisms behind physiological effects of egg intake.”Stefania Noerman Related StoriesSome people treated for type 1 diabetes may have monogenic diabetes, study findsAADE’s comprehensive guidance on care of children, young adults with diabetes releasedDiet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetesThe study found that the blood samples of men who ate more eggs included certain lipid molecules that positively correlated with the blood profile of men who remained free of type 2 diabetes. In addition, the researchers identified several biochemical compounds in blood that predicted a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, including the amino acid tyrosine.The study suggests some plausible mechanisms which could at least partly explain the inverse association between egg intake and the previously observed lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Source:http://www.uef.fi/-/kananmunan-aineenvaihduntatuotteilla-yhteys-pienempaan-diabetesriskiin?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Fen%2Fetusivu The purpose of the current study was to explore potential compounds that could explain this association using non-targeted metabolomics, a technique that enables a broad profiling of chemicals in a sample.”Early Stage Researcher and lead author of the study Stefania Noerman from the University of Eastern Finland Eggs remain one of the most controversial food items. High intake of eggs has traditionally been discouraged, mainly due to their high cholesterol content. However, eggs are also a rich source of many bioactive compounds that can have beneficial effects on health. This means that the health effects of consuming eggs are difficult to determine based solely on their cholesterol content.The investigators have previously shown that eating roughly one egg per day was associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes among middle-aged men participating in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study in eastern Finland. Eating one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.last_img read more

Judge Social media user isnt entitled to anonymity

first_imgA social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero’s 28-page order says the woman’s First Amendment rights to anonymous speech don’t outweigh the importance of disclosing her identity to plaintiffs’ attorneys suing over the rally’s violence. Leaked Discord messages indicate the woman, identified only as “Jane Doe” in court papers, likely was involved in planning the event last August, the magistrate said.San Francisco-based Discord, an app that allows for text and voice chats, is popular with video game players. But the service also has been a communication tool for far-right extremists, including organizers of the Charlottesville rally.The woman’s attorneys had asked the San Francisco-based magistrate to quash a subpoena for Discord to turn over her account information and content of her communications to the lawyers, who filed a federal suit in Virginia against organizers of the “Unite the Right” rally last August.At the rally last summer, hundreds of people traveled to Charlottesville to participate in the rally and protest the city’s plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park that was named after the Confederate general.Sunday is the anniversary of the deadly rally is Charlottesville, where white supremacists and counterprotesters clashed in the streets before a car plowed into a crowd, killing 32-year-old counterprotester Heather Heyer.Spero said federal law prohibits Discord from releasing the content of a message without the sender or receiver’s consent. But he ruled the plaintiffs’ interest in her account information outweighs any impact on her First Amendment rights.The magistrate noted that the woman’s personally identifying information can remain confidential, or “highly confidential” and therefore kept from plaintiffs’ lawyers, under a protective order issued in the Virginia lawsuit.The woman had asked the court to quash a subpoena for Discord to turn over subscriber information and communications belonging to at least 32 accounts. But the magistrate said the woman only had legal standing to challenge the subpoena on behalf of other users.Lawyers for the user argued the subpoena is a “fishing expedition” designed to expose the identities and destroy the lives of people with “unpopular political views.” “Doe has a constitutional right to associate with people who think as she does and to engage in controversial political speech anonymously, and the Plaintiffs have no right to acquire her correspondence or information,” her attorneys wrote.But plaintiffs’ attorneys say the Discord chat logs are “evidence at the heart of the case” against the Charlottesville rally’s organizers, who posted instructions for participants, including what weapons to bring.Jane Doe is a self-described “political dissident” who used the handle “kristall.night” on Discord. Her alias appears to refer to the Nazis’ deadly, anti-Jewish Kristallnacht pogroms in Germany before World War II.Leaked excerpts of the Charlottesville chat logs show Jane Doe was involved in planning that weekend’s events and shared the rally organizers’ “goals of violence and intimidation and their motivation of racial animus,” plaintiffs’ lawyers claim.”She declared, ‘Without complicit whites, Jews wouldn’t be a problem,’ and ‘I hate miscegenation so much more after actually talking to mixed race people about their identity,'” they wrote.Doe’s lawyers said her statements were “nothing more than generic advice to others interested in attending” the rally.”Plaintiffs cannot violate Jane Doe’s constitutional rights simply because she holds personal viewpoints of which they disapprove,” they wrote.Plaintiffs’ attorneys served Discord with the subpoena in January. Discord had deleted data sought by the subpoena but created backup tapes that likely included that data, according to the lawyers.Doe’s lawyers said a 1958 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court held that a subpoena couldn’t be used to identify members of the NAACP because it would have a chilling effect on the First Amendment. They argue that the anonymous Discord users “may not have all the formalities of the NAACP” but are “no less an organization of like-minded individuals sharing their political beliefs and advocating for social change, no matter how noxious Plaintiffs may find this advocacy to be.”Doe is represented by Marc Randazza, a Las Vegas-based attorney who specializes in First Amendment cases. Randazza’s clients also include neo-Nazi website publisher Andrew Anglin and Infowars radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain Trump can’t block his critics on Twitter, judge rules Citation: Judge: Social media user isn’t entitled to anonymity (2018, August 6) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-social-media-user-isnt-entitled.htmllast_img read more

Delhi 3yearold girl who fell off flyover dies

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 22:53 IST Image for representationHIGHLIGHTSThe girl and her uncle fell off the Badarpur flyover in South DelhiBoth the victims were admitted in a hospitalVictim’s uncle alleged that a Chinese ‘manja’ had stuck on his neck following which he lost control of his bikeThe three-year-old girl, who along with her uncle fell off the Badarpur flyover in south Delhi on Thursday, succumbed to her injuries in south Delhi on Friday night, police said.The police said a damaged Bullet motorcycle belonging to the man was found at the Badarpur flyover on the carriage way towards Faridabad. Both the victims were admitted in a hospital. In the accident Mohan (33) sustained injuries, while his niece Dipti was stated to be very critical.”It is saddening the little girl succumbed to her injuries on Friday night. I would like to point out that kids should not be made to sit in front on the bikes. Both the victims were without safety gears in this case,” said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East).In the statement recorded by the police, the victim had alleged that a Chinese ‘manja’ (string used to fly kites) got stuck in his neck following which he lost control and his bike hit the divider and they fell down from the flyover. However, the police have not found anything from the spot.For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanjay Nirala Delhi: 3-year-old girl who fell off flyover diesThe girl and her uncle fell off the Badarpur flyover in South Delhi on Thursday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Karnataka crisis Speaker asked us to go to hell rebel MLAs tell

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:28 IST Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar (IANS photo)Rebel Karnataka MLAs from the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular), whose resignations have pushed the state into a political crisis, claimed in the Supreme Court that Karnataka assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar told them to “go to hell” when they met him on Thursday evening.The rebel MLAs made this claim during a hearing in the Supreme Court over the crisis in Karnataka where the HD Kumaraswamy government is on the brink of a collapse where more than a dozen MLAs have submitted resignations, lowering the Congress-JD (S) government strength in the House.Karnataka assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, however, is yet to act on their resignations. On Thursday, the Supreme Court, which was approached by some of the rebel MLAs, ordered Ramesh to meet the MLAs who have resigned and decide on their resignations.During the hearing today, Ramesh put forward several arguments as to why he has not yet acted on the resignations. These include claiming that the resignations were not submitted in a proper format to saying that there are disqualification proceedings pending against the MLAs.It was during the hearing that the rebel MLAs’ lawyers told the court that when Speaker Ramesh met the MLAs on Thursday evening, he questioned their move to approach SC and said “go to hell” to them.Meanwhile, the Supreme Court essentially ordered a status quo on the Karnataka political crisis, asking Speaker Ramesh not to take any decision on either the resignation or disqualification of the rebel MLAs till Tuesday.READ | Karnataka crisis: BJP man behind united front of rebel Congress-JDS MLAsREAD | Karnataka crisis: How it startedWATCH | Will Congress lose Karnataka?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byDev Goswami Karnataka crisis: Speaker asked us to go to hell, rebel MLAs tell Supreme CourtThe rebel MLAs told the Supreme Court that when Karnataka Speaker Ramesh met them on Thursday evening he asked them to “go to hell”advertisement Nextlast_img read more