EPIC MOMENT: RK Nexe beat PPD Zagreb for the first time!

first_img“HE TURNED THE CIRCLE”: Filip Ivic again at RK PPD Zagreb Pingback: EPIC MOMENT: RK Nexe beat PPD Zagreb for the first time! – SportandoNews ShareTweetShareShareEmail RK NEXE president Josip Ergovic: “We invested 10.000.000 EUR in handball, Nasice wants to host EHF Champions League” 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHistory has been written in Nasice! For the first time in the series of their matches, Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe Nasice beat the biggest team – eternal Croatian champions since 1992, RK PPD Zagreb 24:23 at opener of SEHA Gazprom League 2018/2019.Team from Nasice was led by playmaker Tomi Vozab who netted eight goals. Recommended for you Related Items:RK Nexe, RK PPD Zagreb HANDBALL SUSPENDED IN CROATIA! Is this only a wish of one team to save trophy? 1 Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Study provides new insight into how the brain processes female body attractiveness

first_imgLinkedIn Share on Twitter Email Pinterest Sharecenter_img Share on Facebook Variations in women’s waist to hip ratio and breast size correspond with variations in brain activity, according to research published in Evolution and Human Behavior that examined neurophysiological responses to computer-generated female body silhouettes.“When you see someone and find them attractive, your visual system has taken in the cues from that person’s face, body shape, facial expression, posture, and so on. These cues are processed in different regions of your brain,” explained study author Farid Pazhoohi, a psychologist based at the University of British Columbia.“While previous research has looked at how and where facial attractiveness is being processed in the brain, the field lacks empirical research as to how the attractiveness of the body is perceived and processed by the brain. This study aimed to provide evidence regarding this matter.” In the study, 48 heterosexual men and women, who ranged in age from 18 to 37 years old, viewed black and white silhouettes of female figures with various waist to hip ratios and breast sizes. They were instructed to view the images on a computer screen and press the “M” key whenever they saw a shawl around the waist of the silhouette. The participants were then asked to provide attractiveness ratings for each of the images.During these tasks, the researchers used an electroencephalogram to record each participant’s electrical brain activity.In line with previous research, both men and women rated silhouettes with large breasts as more attractive than those with small breast sizes, and they rated waist to hip ratios of 0.6 and 0.7 as more attractive than a waist to hip ratio of 0.8.The researchers also found evidence that the more attractive silhouettes were processed differently than the less attractive silhouettes.“Here we show that the human brain is able to perceive and process such bodily features and their differences as quickly as 200 milliseconds (one fifth of one second). And these brain responses are not affected by task requirement, meaning we found that before participants are asked about the attractiveness of the stimuli, their brains still respond differently to attractive body morphs. We also estimated that these responses are originating from brain regions associated with reward processing and decision-making,” Pazhoohi told PsyPost.In particular, variations in waist to hip ratio appeared to influence activity in frontal brain regions, such as the anterior cingulate and orbitofrontal cortex, while variations in breast size appeared to influence activity in posterior parietal regions, such as the fusiform gyrus, precentral gyrus, and precuneus.But there is still much to learn about how the brain processes physical attractiveness. “The research on neuropsychology of bodily attractiveness perception is in its early stages. For example, understanding brain responses to bodily postures, or the neurophysiology of men’s physical attractiveness, are just two basic questions that remain to be investigated,” Pazhoohi explained.“Moreover, the findings from our study also need to be replicated and extended, as we only used two different breast sizes, and three waist to hip ratios, and we know there is a huge diversity of body shape and sizes.”“These are very early days in this area of research. Questions regarding how culture, gender, age, affect perceptions of physical attractiveness, and the brain mechanisms that support those perceptions, remain to be explored. In addition, how these findings relate to real-world perceptions, decisions, and behaviours, need to be examined. In sum, very exciting days lie ahead!” Pazhoohi said.The study, “Waist to hip ratio and breast size modulate the processing of female body silhouettes: An EEG study“, was authored by Farid Pazhoohi, Joana Arantes, Alan Kingstone, and Diego Pinal.last_img read more

Ebola Scan for May 05, 2016

first_imgGuinea study finds Ebola RNA in semen up to 9 months after infectionA study of Ebola virus disease survivors in Guinea has added to previous evidence that the virus can persist for as long as 9 months in the semen of survivors, reinforcing the concern about a risk of sexual transmission for months after recovery.An international team of researchers tested 98 semen samples from 68 Ebola survivors in Conakry and Macenta, Guinea, from March through October 2015, according to their May 3 report in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results for Ebola RNA were positive for 10 samples collected from eight men up to 276 days (9 months) after their first symptoms.The proportion of specimens that tested positive decreased over time, with positive results for 28.6% of specimens (4 of 14) obtained between 1 and 3 months after disease onset, 16.7% (3 of 18) collected at 4 to 6 months, and 6.5% (2 of 31) obtained at 7 to 9 months, the report says.The researchers did not determine whether the samples contained infectious virus. “Semen probably does not remain infectious during the whole period, and viral isolation and sequencing will soon be performed . . . to determine the infectivity of samples,” they wrote.In a study published in October 2015, Ebola RNA was found in the semen of 11 of 43 Ebola survivors who were tested between 7 and 9 months after their illness. And reports published in 2015 suggested that an Ebola case in a Liberian woman was probably caused by sexual transmission from her husband, an Ebola survivor.The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that Ebola survivors abstain from sex or use condoms for up to 6 months after Ebola infection if semen testing is unavailable.May 3 J Infect Dis report Accompanying May 3 J Infect Dis commentary Related CIDRAP News reports: Apr 5, 2016, and Oct 14, 2015 Post-epidemic Ebola cases in Liberia ascribed to lingering silent infectionA small Ebola outbreak that occurred in Liberia several months after its epidemic was declared halted was due to some unknown, persistently infected source, rather than an environmental source or cases in a neighboring country, according to findings from a large international team of scientists.Active Ebola transmission in Liberia was stopped in February 2015, notes the report, published Apr 29 in Science Advances. Subsequently, one case was confirmed in March 2015, and a cluster of seven cases popped up in June of the same year.The authors used epidemiologic and genomic data to investigate the source of that second post-epidemic flare-up, which occurred in Needowein, Margibi County. They said they found links between the Needowein cluster and a cluster of cases that had occurred nearly a year earlier in the nearby Barclay Farm community.The researchers couldn’t pinpoint the source, however. They found that Ebola virus genomes from two Barclay Farm patients differed from Ebola genomes from the Needowein outbreak by only one nucleotide, suggesting direct transmission, but the Barclay Farm patients had died in August 2014.Another possible link was a woman from Barclay Farm who had a presumed Ebola infection and who moved to Needowein, but her case was never confirmed, the report says. The authors speculate that the source of the virus might have been an unidentified Ebola survivor with ties to the Barclay Farm cluster.The report notes that Liberia was again declared free of Ebola in September 2015, but three more linked cases were confirmed in November. And just over a month ago, on Apr 1, the WHO reported yet another new case in Liberia. The WHO warned in March that sporadic cases are likely to occur because of lingering infections in survivors.Previous reports have shown that the virus can linger in immune-protected parts of the body, such as the eyes and testes, and sexual transmission has been suspected as the source of some recent illness clusters (see item above).Apr 29 Science Advances report Apr 1 CIDRAP News story on most recent Ebola case in Liberialast_img read more

2020 Special Session: New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers Must Wear Body Cameras If Governor Signs Senate Bill 8

first_imgLaw enforcement officers across New Mexico will be required to wear body cameras while on duty if Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill that passed the state House of Representatives 44-26 this afternoon. By ROBERT NOTTSFNMSenate Bill 8, introduced by Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, also calls for revoking an officer’s certification following a conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea to a charge of unlawful use of force or unlawfully threatening use of force in the line of duty.Under the measure, an officer also could have their certification revoked if they failed to intervene when another officer is illegally using force.The bill is one of several police reform efforts lawmakers considered during the special session that began Thursday. The session was set to end Saturday, but the House opted to meet again Monday rather than debate bills into the late hours of Saturday night or early Sunday morning.SB 8 requires each law enforcement agency in the state to draft its own policies regarding these mandates. It comes after the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed in police custody in Minnesota, prompted protests nationwide calling for police reforms and an end to systemic racism.House Democrats praised the bill as a necessary step in ensuring police accountability — particularly in a state with the highest rate of people killed by law enforcement officers over the last five years, according to two separate national reports. “Our communities have a right to remain safe … should they have to interact with a law enforcement officer,” said Rep. Micaela Lara Cadena, D-Mesilla, who presented the bill on the House floor Monday.She said the video cameras worn by officers will help ensure people interacting with police “walk away from that engagement alive. … We have our own stories about encounters that go wrong and have ended with death”.The bill now goes to Lujan Grisham for consideration. If she signs it, the bill will go into effect 90 days later.last_img read more

Partners in crime

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One dead – more injured in Singapore fire

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Kenai And Soldotna Tackle City Marijuana Regulations

first_imgIn January 2016, the City of Kenai passed a regulation buffer of 1,000 feet from schools, and 500 feet from recreation or youth centers, churches, or correctional facilities. Mayor Sprague said that the ordinance would close the doors of marijuana businesses in annexed areas. Council members Bob Molloy and Mike Boyle sponsored an ordinance at the council meeting on September 6, that would change the measured 500 foot marijuana setbacks by pedestrian routes in certain areas to 200 feet. The ordinance would leave the buffer regulations in school zones.  For the full story: The City of Soldotna put a moratorium on pot growing, testing, and selling until 2018. At this Wednesday, September 13, city council meeting public comment will be heard on making the moratorium indefinite. Soldotna Mayor Pete Sprague: “What’s going to happen now is that the administration will draft an ordinance banning operations. That would be cultivation, testing, and then retail sales within the city. There will be ample opportunity for the public to comment on that ordinance.”center_img The Soldotna City Council voted to have City Manager Mark Dixson draft an ordinance which would make the moratorium indefinite. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享When Alaska first rolled out regulations for commercial marijuana,  the City of Soldotna passed a moratorium banning all commercial marijuana within its city limits, and the City of Kenai imposed strict restrictions on where marijuana businesses can be located within the Kenai city limits. The ordinance was voted down 5-2 by the city council, with Molloy and Boyle as the two yes votes. The ordinance read: “After approximately one year, experience in administering the City’s (commercial marijuana) regulations indicate that amendments to the measurement methods of buffer distances are needed to avoid unintended application and allow for the reasonable location of Commercial Marijuana Establishments within the City consistent with state and local concern.”last_img read more

80/20 Rule For Breweries In Alaska Removed From Senate Bill

first_imgDoug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewery: “80% of everything that is manufactured has to go out into wholesale, and you can only sell 20% in your taproom.” According to Micciche it became apparent that the 80/20 portion of the bill would be potentially problematic for the brewery and distillery industry. Senate Bill 76,“An Act relating to alcoholic beverages; relating to the regulation of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and common carriers of alcoholic beverages.”  Written within the bill introduced by Sen. Micciche (R-K-Pen) would have instituted an 80/20 rule for breweries in Alaska. The bill now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to Micciche, he expects the bill to move forward smoothly with no further opposition. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A portion of a bill being introduced by the State Legislature was removed during a committee hearing in the state Senate on April 3.center_img Hogue said he and other brewery owners felt that the 80/20 rule will hinder the ability for new breweries to be able to operate in the state. According to Hogue all of the production breweries in the state would not support the bill if the 80/20 rule remained written in. Hogue: “We are 100% behind SB 76, the way it reads now, with the new amendment removing the 80/20 rules. We will provide as much support as we can to see the bill go through.” Sen. Micciche (R-AK): “Being supporters of small business, and with a goal of getting the government out of the way of Alaskans making a living, we garnered support of removing the 80/20 rule. After unanimous support from the committee we had public testimony, and it became clear that we only support with the 80/20 removed from the bill.” last_img read more

Manchester City star on club’s Champions League ‘responsibility’ – Players need…

first_imgPortuguese TV channel Eleven Sports continues to release little bits of their exclusive interview with Manchester City star Bernardo Silva. Last week, we had already covered the first teaser, in which the midfielder spoke of his wish to return to Benfica one day.The quotes came out with a little controversy, with Bernardo Silva being accused of teasing over an exit from Manchester City just after the club were banned from the next two editions of Champions League.The player later made it clear the interview was made before the ban. And in a bit released by Eleven Sports now, he was just talking about how important a Champions League title would be for the club (via A Bola).“The president, the club owner, the CEO, all want to win the Champions League. Pep has already won it and wants to win again with Manchester City. But there are many clubs that think the same way as we do and it isn’t easy, it’s the most difficult competition to win. We obviously have a responsibility to do better than what we’ve done in the last few years.”Embed from Getty ImagesBernardo Silva has also talked a little about Pep Guardiola, claiming he’s a manager he can learn with in every training session.“I learned a lot from all the coaches that I had, but without a doubt that Pep is special and different in the way he approaches the game and also due to training in the small details. It’s a pleasure for me to learn from him every day.”There’s no suggestion from the Manchester City player about a possible exit from the club in the coming months.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCosmoHealthyMag21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock MenCosmoHealthyMagUndolast_img read more

NBA predictions 2019-20: Final standings, playoff projections, NBA Finals pick

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8c/aa/kawhi-leonard-clippers-getty-102119-ftrjpg_a5gdobr0a8bm1gtjnlzvz4gzk.jpg?t=-295286611&w=500&quality=80 NBA predictions: Eastern Conference lottery teams9. Detroit Pistons10. Chicago Bulls11. Atlanta Hawks12. New York Knicks13. Washington Wizards14. Cleveland Cavaliers15. Charlotte Hornets— Blake Griffin is capable of carrying Detroit to the playoffs. Only five players have hit averages of 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists while shooting at least 36 percent from 3-point range over a full season: Larry Bird, Tracy McGrady, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Griffin in 2018-19. The depth for the Pistons, though? Not great.— The Bulls and Hawks will be feisty, but it’s a lot to ask for 22- and 29-win teams to make the playoff leap. Expect win totals in the mid-30s with plenty of highlights and not much defense.— A note to David Fizdale: Play all the forwards at the same time.— Washington… uh… hey, Bradley Beal got paid!— I’m sorry, Hornets fans. This isn’t going to be pretty. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7/b2/demar-derozan-lamarcus-aldridge-getty-043019-ftrjpg_iqkvqlmuj0ib1prm48lhnqsbj.jpg?t=1857821146&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ba/9f/simmons-embiid-harris-getty-100919-ftrjpg_16nyqsi3i637k1v8xl2s7ape0g.jpg?t=-1306245563&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b5/4/kawhi-leonard-101619-getty-ftrjpg_1vq31wsc2hpws106sj4qhci6f6.jpg?t=-706021051&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f7/a/andre-drummond-blake-griffin-getty-042319-ftrjpg_1rw2066vazfz911pzm1t7rd8ae.jpg?t=1270923018&w=500&quality=80 NBA predictions: Eastern Conference playoff teams1. Milwaukee Bucks2. Philadelphia 76ers3. Boston Celtics4. Miami Heat5. Toronto Raptors6. Brooklyn Nets7. Indiana Pacers8. Orlando Magic— The Bucks and Sixers should be stuck in a battle for the No. 1 seed throughout the season. With reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way and the same team (mostly) returning, Milwaukee will rack up a few more wins than Philadelphia.— Good luck figuring out the middle of the East. The bet here is that a Celtics team devoid of drama will surge to the third seed, followed by the Heat and offseason acquisition Jimmy Butler. The Raptors could choose to move some of its veterans ahead of the trade deadline, but it seems more likely they try to compete as the defending champs.— Indiana is a major wild card. There is no precise return date for Victor Oladipo, and the Domantas Sabonis-Myles Turner frontcourt feels like a square peg-round hole situation. The Pacers remain a playoff team in these standings, but don’t be surprised if they are fighting for their spot until the last week of the season.— A note to Steve Clifford: Play all the forwards at the same time. — Midway through a tight series, Rivers employs a strategy of letting Embiid have as many post-up and isolation opportunities as he likes. Embiid falls into the trap, tiring himself out with inefficient possessions. His shooting percentage drops in each game.Leonard puts the clamps on Simmons, who barely finishes with more assists than turnovers overall. George is the second-best player in the series with impressive shooting numbers, though Horford and Tobias Harris perform admirably in a 4-2 Finals loss.Ballmer screams so loud all of the champagne bottles explode before the Clippers reach the locker room. (He’s a billionaire, so it’s not a big deal.) The contracts have been signed. The trades have been completed. The preseason is over. Bring on the real basketball.Following one of the wildest summers in league history, the NBA kicks off the 2019-20 regular season Tuesday night. With Kevin Durant in Brooklyn and Klay Thompson sidelined until at least the All-Star break, the Warriors are no longer the heavy title favorites. The championship chase is wide open. 2020 NBA Finals predictionClippers over 76ers (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ce/af/giannis-antetokounmpo-khris-middleton-getty-052619-ftrjpg_1994opo8zgmbg1rjx75t7sgfn2.jpg?t=-219245294&w=500&quality=80 NBA predictions: Western Conference playoff teams1. Denver Nuggets2. Los Angeles Clippers3. Utah Jazz4. Los Angeles Lakers5. Houston Rockets6. Portland Trail Blazers7. Golden State Warriors8. Dallas Mavericks— Denver surges to the top of the West behind an MVP-caliber season from Nikola Jokic, who could finish in the top 10 in points, rebounds and assists per game. Much like Milwaukee, the Nuggets benefit from another year of consistency.— Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are going to miss a few games here and there, but the overall talent on the Clippers’ roster along with Doc Rivers’ coaching should keep them close to the Nuggets. Remember, Los Angeles went 48-34 without a true superstar. Bumping that closer to 60 shouldn’t be a huge challenge.— Some Lakers fans may freak out over the fourth seed, understandable considering, you know, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are playing together. However, new coach Frank Vogel will need time to fit odd pieces together, and the ultimate mission for LA is never about games in January. Give a strong Jazz squad the slight edge at No. 3. Utah already has its defensive identity established, and an upgrade at point guard with Mike Conley should do wonders for the offense.— Houston will be really good, but there are question marks. How will James Harden and Russell Westbrook handle sharing the backcourt duties? Is this really Mike D’Antoni’s last year with the Rockets? Will there be any hangover from the team’s trip to China and the chaos caused by Daryl Morey’s tweet? Will PJ Tucker let me borrow some of his shoes?— Damian Lillard just won’t let the Blazers go home after Game 82. Same rule for Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.— LUKAMANIA RUNNIN’ WILD! THE NBA PLAYOFFS ON TNT! Dallas is the crash-the-party team in 2020. (For what it’s worth, FiveThirtyEight gives the Mavericks a 60 percent chance to reach the postseason.) Eastern Conference finals picks76ers over Bucks— Philly’s overwhelming size and athleticism on the defense is too much for Milwaukee to overcome in a physical, six-game series. The Sixers throw Ben Simmons, Al Horford and Joel Embiid at Antetokounmpo to slow him down, and the Bucks’ supporting cast fails to step up. Eric Bledsoe disappears… again.Simmons hits a few jumpers to ignite the crowd at home, and Josh Richardson shines on both ends of the floor. Embiid’s celebration trends on Twitter for the next two days. NBA predictions: Western Conference lottery teams9. San Antonio Spurs10. New Orleans Pelicans11. Sacramento Kings12. Oklahoma City Thunder13. Minnesota Timberwolves14. Phoenix Suns15. Memphis Grizzlies— Putting San Antonio in the lottery is just wrong, isn’t it? Predictions are dumb. Already feeling bad about this.— The Pels will be missing Zion Williamson for the start of the regular season. If other health issues flare up for even a few games, that could set New Orleans back too far in the unforgiving West. Whatever happens, Alvin Gentry’s group will be fast and fun to watch.— Oklahoma City’s roster could be filled with new pieces by February. Too much uncertainty to pencil in the Thunder for the playoffs.— Wins won’t come easy for the Grizz, but man, Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. should provide excitement on a nightly basis. And that’s what makes this year’s prediction game so difficult. A number of contenders could realistically find a way to reach the 2020 NBA Finals. What should hoops fans expect given all of the recent roster turnover?Let’s take a shot at forecasting the entire 2019-20 season.MORE: Ranking the top 15 NBA players for 2019-20 Western Conference finals picksClippers over Lakers— It’s the battle for LA! With the easiest travel schedule in NBA history, the stars stay fresh for a seven-game slobberknocker at Staples Center. Rivers is content to keep George guarding James to start the series, until Games 6 and 7, when he unleashes Leonard to reduce LeBron to a mere mortal.Lou Williams’ pick-and-roll work with Montrezl Harrell is unstoppable against bench units. Davis scores at least 30 points and grabs 10-plus rebounds in every game, but it’s not enough to prevent elimination. Billy Crystal hugs Clippers owner Steve Ballmer as time expires.  (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/26/f6/nikola-jokic-jamal-murray-getty-051619-ftrjpg_goquzh0mdihl1h0bgaajcvchw.jpg?t=-1085007678&w=500&quality=80last_img read more