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Justin Britt stands beside Michael Bennett during the national anthem during a preseason game. (Source: Seattle Times)A group of current and former NFL players have asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league’s support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform.Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money, political involvement and other commitments from the league. It also asked the NFL to recognize the month of November as activism awareness month.The website reports Wednesday night that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and receiver Torrey Smith, and former NFL receiver Anquan Boldin co-authored the letter.The NFL declined to comment when asked about the memo by Yahoo Sports. The players behind the letter didn’t return requests for comment or declined to speak about it, according to the website. read more

Causeway renamed to honor the lost

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:jevon missick, marco williams, the missick williams causeway Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – The current PNP Administration went one step further to pay tribute to the two young men who drowned when their boat overturned in January 2007 when trying to cross the waters between North and Middle Caicos; their death was just months before the causeway was completed.Government today named the rebuilt causeway in the memories of Marco Williams and Jevon Missick who died when they tried to navigate the sometimes treacherous waters. Today, ribbon was cut and the new name unveiled in tribute to the lives lost over the years on that trek. A two phased construction, pegged at $2.9 million and awarded to JACA TCI turned out a new stretch of roadway which should not only illicit better reviews on TripAdvisor but also make for safer, more reliable passage even when the waters are raging. Some have expressed concern though that the causeway is not tough enough as October’s hurricane Joaquin flooded the causeway. It was announced that the project, started in June 2015 would be completed by December 2015; Joaquin and other inclement weather delayed completion.In 2008 Hurricane Hanna destroyed the EU supported first construction by then North Caicos Construction.Still, today was about the end to a six year wait for a renovated link between the country’s two largest islands; the causeway is now called The Missick Williams Causeway. Recommended for you PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tributelast_img read more

Two males charged with numerous offences

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 10, 2017 – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have charged and cautioned two males ages 22 and 23 years old with offences that occurred at the Morris Plaza parking lot on Monday 2nd January 2017.Around 3:15 am that date, police responded to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre after a report was made that two males were at the hospital with gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and other minor injuries. The investigation revealed that a fight had broken out at the said parking lot causing the persons to receive the injuries.  All victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released from the hospital.The 22-year-old male was charged with Common Assault and fighting in a public place, and the 23-year-old was charged with Wounding and fighting in a public place. Recommended for you #MagneticNewsMedia Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA (RTCIPF Press release) Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

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Scientists finally determine iceman Otzis last meal

first_imgOtzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a Chalcolithic (Copper Age) man from about 3300 BC, who was found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. © South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (PhysOrg.com) — In a presentation at the Seventh World Congress on Mummy Studies, researchers from the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman revealed that they had finally located the iceman known as Otzi’s stomach and determined his last meal. They were also able to successfully sequence his entire genome. Researchers from the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy divided the presentation into three different topics. The first part of the presentation was given by microbiologist Frank Maixner. He had recently examined old tomography scans taken of Otzi back in 2005 and was able to finally locate the stomach which was farther up in the torso and in an unusual position. They found the stomach to be full and, upon examination and sequencing of the DNA, they determined that Otzi had eaten Alpine ibex just 30 to 120 minutes before his death.The next presentation was led by anatomist Frank Ruhli and dentist Roger Seiler from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine through the University of Zurich. They presented the dental health of Otzi who was presumed to have dies between the age of 35 and 40. Using three-dimensional images of his teeth, they showed how Otzi had suffered some form of blunt force trauma to two teeth only a few days before his death. They also showed how he suffered from periodontal disease and many cavities. These signs of cavities confirm the fact that the Iceman had consumed a diet full of carbohydrates.The final part of the presentation was led by geneticist Angela Graefen from the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman. She reported that her team had finally succeeded in sequencing Otzi’s full genome. This genome has already shed some light on some previous beliefs. While most artists performing facial reconstructions of Otzi have shown him with blue eyes, the new sequenced genome show that he probably had brown eyes. Iceman’s new model on display at Bolzano museum Explore furthercenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com 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. Citation: Scientists finally determine iceman Otzi’s last meal (2011, June 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-scientists-iceman-otzi-meal.htmllast_img read more

North East Flavours Serving the best of local cuisines

first_imgNew Delhi: The North East region of India represents a potpourri of different cultures, unique flavours, and delectable cuisines. The North East Flavours, which is a bold attempt to bring varied and distinctive North East fare together at one place, was inaugurated in the Capital, recently. Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India along with Nishita Goswami, a popular film actor from Assam, marked their presence at the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfInaugurating North East Flavours, Kiren Rijiju said, “It is a proud moment for us that north-eastern youth is promoting the local cuisines in the capital. Food is something that unites everyone.”All the seven states of the North East find equal representation in the menu at North East Flavours, with specialised dishes and recipes that will surely delight the foodies of the city. It is the only place that specialises in cooking authentic cuisines from all the seven North Eastern states, which is a highly difficult task that needs to be managed by experts. Seven chefs specialising in local food from each of the seven states have been handpicked to serve authentic food from every region.The basic idea is to promote North Eastern cuisines while highlighting specialties from all the seven states. Most of the dishes are oil free and cooked with organic, indigenous jungle herbs. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBill Lotha, owner of North East Flavours, who is also a passionate chef, has plans to open up North East Flavours in all the metros of India and even go abroad to promote North Eastern cuisine. Talking about the launch of North East Flavours, Bill Lotha said, “North East Flavours is an attempt to promote and showcase North Eastern cuisines and soft power skills to the world at large. I personally believe that North Eastern cuisine is comparable with the best in the world.” The fare on offer at North East Flavours is a veritable cornucopia of the best that North East has to offer. Food lovers will find a diverse range of dishes to choose from. While there is Ngatok from Arunachal Pradesh, which is fish cooked in Arunachal style with indigenous, and aromatic herbs, there is Aksol Dol from Assam which is chicken curry with yam leafs and organic herbs. All of this is just a glimpse of the vast menu that North East Flavours offers.last_img read more

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