January 23, 2020

Bailly, Ramos, Terry and Jose Mourinho’s best ever centre-backs ranked

first_img 5. Sergio Ramos – Ramos remains one of Europe’s greatest defenders, and he benefited greatly from playing under Mourinho for three seasons – even if their relationship did sour in the Portuguese’s last season in Madrid. Though he played right-back for much of Mourinho’s debut season at Real, he featured prominently in the heart of the defence when they won La Liga in 2011/12. 10 2. Ricardo Carvalho – One half of arguably the Premier League’s greatest ever centre-back partnership, Carvalho played under Mourinho for three different clubs. He built his reputation in 2003/04 as Porto won the Champions League, then established himself as one of the best in the world with Chelsea – following Mourinho to Stamford Bridge. He stayed in London until 2010, then linked up with his compatriot for the third time at Real Madrid. His debut season was excellent, though injuries started to affect him and limited his gametime in the following years. He will go down as one of the best defenders of his generation, and would be Mourinho’s best ever where it not for the man he played alongside at Stamford Bridge. 10 Jose Mourinho has completed his first signing of the summer, with Victor Lindelof’s move to Manchester United finally confirmed.It is hardly surprising his first move in the transfer market was to bring in a centre-back, as he looks to return the Red Devils to the pinnacle of English and European football.Throughout his career Mourinho has helped develop some of the best defenders in the European game, and Lindelof is sure to become exceptional under the Portuguese coach’s guidance.But just who is the best defender to have played under Mourinho? talkSPORT have taken a look back at his career, and rank Mourinho’s 10 best ever centre-backs.You can see the top 10 by clicking the right arrow, above… 9. Raphael Varane – Like the aforementioned Bailly, Real Madrid’s Varane is considered one of Europe’s best defenders despite his youth. It was Mourinho who took him to the Bernabeu from Lens in 2011, and offered him the chance to impress in the first-team. He only played 15 times in his debut season, but became a consistent starter in his second year – making 33 appearances. However, Mourinho departed that summer, and the lack of time Varane spent under his tutorship is the reason he ranks so low. 10 3. Lucio – Brazil international Lucio had enjoyed a glorious nine-season stay in Germany before signing for Inter in 2009. Once he started playing, it was clear why Mourinho went out to sign him. Despite playing just one season under the Portuguese, Lucio helped Inter win the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League. His performances were deservedly praised, and it is not far-fetched to presume Inter, if they hadn’t signed Lucio, would not have won Europe’s premier competition. 10. Eric Bailly – click the right arrow to see Jose Mourinho’s best centre-backs ranked – Give it a few more years, and Bailly is sure to be shooting to the top of this list. The young Ivorian arrived at Manchester United last summer and has already established himself as one of the best centre-backs in Europe. His performances have already made his £30m fee seem like a bargain, and under Mourinho Bailly is only going to get better and better as he ages. 10 10 10 4. Pepe – Pepe was a fine defender when he first signed for Real in 2007, but it was when he was joined in Madrid by Mourinho and fellow international Ricardo Carvalho that he developed into a world class centre-back. At times he played in a defensive midfield role, but his best performances came in the heart of defence. With his uncompromising style of play, Pepe was the archetypal Mourinho defender – though his occasionally dirty tactics have really reduced his reputation. 6. Walter Samuel – Due to injuries, Samuel hardly played in the two seasons before Mourinho became Inter Milan manager. But when he started training after surgery in October 2008 it was clear the Portuguese had big plans for him. In fact, he became a vital player for Inter, and was one half of their great defence which led the club to the treble in 2009/10. Like others on this list, Samuel excelled because Mourinho built the team around his strengths – and the Argentine paid back the faith shown in him. 10 8. Ivan Cordoba – Although he had a fractious relationship with Mourinho, Cordoba proved a valuable servant for Inter Milan in the Portuguese’s two seasons at the San Siro. Already a club legend when Mourinho arrived, Cordoba remained a consistent starter, making over 60 appearances as he helped Inter win two league titles, the Coppa Italia, the Supercoppa and the Champions League. He started to lose his place in 2009/10, but remained an important character around the club. 10 10 10 7. Gary Cahill – Cahill is certainly not the most naturally talented footballer, but he excelled under Mourinho during the Portuguese’s second spell in charge of Chelsea. He was a guaranteed starter during Mourinho’s two-and-a-bit seasons at Stamford Bridge, and formed a superb partnership with John Terry. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year in both 2014 and 2015, and remains one of the better centre-backs in the league thanks to Mourinho’s coaching. 1. John Terry – Terry is regarded as one of the finest centre-backs of the Premier League era, and will be remembered as one of England’s best ever defenders. He was highly-rated before Mourinho arrived in London, but developed into a world class defender under his guidance. By 2012 it appeared Terry was in decline, but Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge the following year and built his new-look team around him. Chelsea won the Premier League for the fourth time in 2014/15, with Terry playing every minute, and once again regarded as the best centre-back in English football.last_img read more

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Swimming pool and over 80 houses in multi-million plan for Donegal Town

first_imgA multi-million euro development could see over 80 housing units, a swimming pool, a digital hub and a large number of retail and office spaces being built outside Donegal Town.Plans were lodged to Donegal County Council this week by Carnvalley Holdings Ltd, who are proposing a major construction project across 7.1 acre site at The Mullans and Doonan. Included in the plans are a leisure centre, a children’s museum/play zone and a transportation hub. A new landmark community building is proposed to incorporate a digital hub and innovation centre.The development would also add a large number of new homes for Donegal Town. Seventy-seven houses are proposed on the site, as well as 11 apartments which would be included in a mixed-used retail and residential building.Two three-storey office buildings are enclosed in the plans, with two more two-story buildings set to provide a mix of office and retail spaces. Two large bulky goods buildings on the site would be divided into five units, according to the application.The site is also set to have a large open public space with various amenities.The planning application is currently at the pre-validation stage with Donegal County Council’s Planning Department. The planning office has yet to accept the proposal as a valid application. This process may take up to two weeks or more, considering the size of the development. Carnvalley Holdings Ltd is a Donegal-based company directed by Tommy and Norah Gallagher. William Donoghue & Associates of Mount Charles is the architect firm which has designed plans for The Mullans and Doonan development.Swimming pool and over 80 houses in multi-million plan for Donegal Town was last modified: November 15th, 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)last_img read more

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Evolutionists Endorse Sin

first_imgWhen evolution is left out of the research, sometimes the findings coincide with traditional values.  Science Daily reported on an economist who found a shocking thing: money doesn’t buy happiness.  “Across a worldwide sample of 37 countries, rich and poor, ex-Communist and capitalist, Richard Easterlin and his co-authors shows strikingly consistent results: over the long term, a sense of well-being within a country does not go up with income.”  But did we need science to tell us that?Darwinism is not just superfluous; it is downright evil.  By turning good and evil into amoral illusions, and by making people pawns of a mythical evolutionary past, evolutionists open the door to a flood of vices.  Some of Darwin’s contemporaries understood the danger his theory posed.  Adam Sedgwick, his geology professor, wrote:There is a moral or metaphysical part of nature as well as a physical.  A man who denies this is deep in the mire of folly.  ’Tis the crown and glory of organic science that it does through final cause, link material and moral; and yet does not allow us to mingle them in our first conception of laws, and our classification of such laws, whether we consider one side of nature or the other.  You have ignored this link; and, if I do not mistake your meaning, you have done your best in one or two pregnant cases to break it.  Were it possible (which, thank God, it is not) to break it, humanity, in my mind, would suffer a damage that might brutalize it, and sink the human race into a lower grade of degradation than any into which it has fallen since its written records tell us of its history.Two world wars and a host of secular totalitarian dictatorships in the 20th century are the result.  See What Hath Darwin Wrought? as described in the 09/27/2010.  After all the social wreckage they have caused, Darwinists remain unrepentant, as the above articles show, still committed to preaching amoral ideas from the mire of folly.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Crime pays in Darwinism, apparently.  Some biologists find good in what most of us find evil.  After all, in Darwinism, evil is only an illusion.Corruption:  Victims of corruption may have a different outlook on what Science Daily told its readers:Francisco �beda, an evolutionary biology professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Edgar Du��ez of Harvard University found that power and corruption may play a role in maintaining overall societal cooperation.    A report of their research is published in the journal Evolution.Gossip:  In evolution, gossip is no longer a sin.  In the wake of WikiLeaks, Live Science asked, “Is Gossip Good?”  The answer is found in Darwinian theory:Some researchers have argued that the tendency toward jawing about our neighbors is rooted in our evolutionary past.  In his book “Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language,” (Harvard University Press, 1998), Oxford anthropologist Robin Dunbar argues that gossip and language evolved as primate groups got too large to bond by grooming.  In other words, instead of picking lice off each other, humans buy “US Weekly.”last_img read more

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Social assistance still crucial: Gordhan

first_img22 February 2012 While South Africa works to find ways of achieving job-creating economic growth, the country continues to spend on cushioning the poor and unemployed, with social assistance spending projected to rise from R111.2-billion in 2012/12 to R129-billion in 2015. The increase will cater for an expected rise in the number of social grant beneficiaries, from 15.6-million this year to 16.8-million in three years. More than 10-million of these are children. Tabling this year’s Budget in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said expenditure on social grants would grow from R105-billion in the current financial year to R122-billion in the next three years. As from April, old age pensioners will get R1 200, while foster care grants increase by R30 to R770 and child support grants to R280. Gordhan suggested that the increases might need to be reassessed if inflation continued to rise.‘Crucial to overcoming our legacy’ Earlier in the day, Gordhan told reporters in Cape Town that social assistance remained crucial in ensuring that the poor were cushioned from the effects of poverty, arising mainly from the country’s high employment rate. “Investment in our people is something that is very crucial to us in overcoming our legacy,” Gordhan said. “Without these measures and the support given to our people, the level of poverty and inequality would be much worse, and South Africa would find its self in even a worse situation.” However, while the government had expanded social assistance to households over the past decade, employment and economic growth had to be the main economic drivers of income growth and poverty reduction, Gordhan said. South Africa’s social assistance expenditure increased at an average annual rate of 11% between 2008 and this year. During the same period, there was an 11.4% reduction in the number of disability grant beneficiaries, with officials attributing this to an improved assessment process.Social spending as % of GDP to decline from 2015 But the government says that, despite the rapid growth in the number of social grant beneficiaries in recent years, spending on grants may decline from 3.5% to 3.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. This is because there are no major grant increases planned for the next three years, and also because economic growth is expected to outpace growth in the number of recipients. A green paper, to be published this year, will propose major social security reforms for the country. These will include a recommendation that the present fragmented arrangements be replaced by an integrated contributory social security system that includes provision for a basic retirement pension and shared death, disability and unemployment insurance for all workers.Savings, retirement reforms up for discussion Meanwhile, Gordhan said a series of discussion papers would be released this year focusing on promoting household savings and reforming the country’s retirement industry. “Consultation with the industry, employers and trade unions will take place on these reforms,” he said. Among the issues up for discussion is improved governance over pension funds, including measures to eliminate corruption and fraud. The main proposal is to establish a mandatory statutory fund to provide pensions, life insurance and disability benefits. In the absence of such a fund, the government says, a large number of occupational and voluntary schemes have been established, but these fail to protect a majority of workers. “The proposed national social security fund will be based on the principle of solidarity, risk will be shared across the workforce, and the state will stand behind the fund,” Gordhan said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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6 days agoBrighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villaby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter says Aaron Mooy’s red card was a major factor in his side’s cruel defeat at Aston Villa.But he added he was proud of their efforts and performance in a 2-1 reverse. Mooy saw red when Albion led through an Adam Webster header and Jack Grealish then levelled in first-half added time.Albion head coach Potter said: “It’s a painful one, that is for sure. They gave everything and, when it happens in that manner, with the last kick, it is particularly heart-wrenching for the players.“In the context of the game, the sending-off has a big influence.“Until that, we were the better team, controlled the game and were deservedly 1-0 up.“Then the sending-off means the crowd get involved and Villa Park was lively today and got behind the team.” last_img read more

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Mr Palethorpe said the December arrival of the 208

first_imgMr Palethorpe said the December arrival of the 2080-guest Queen Elizabeth meant she would spend Christmas in local waters – a first for Cunard’s current fleet of Queens.Travellers will be able to sail from Melbourne to New Zealand over the festive break with Christmas Day spent cruising the Tasman Sea, Boxing Day in the tranquil waters of Fiordland National Park and New Year’s Eve in Auckland Harbour, enjoying the world’s first firework spectacular as a new decade begins.Other cruises from Melbourne will include voyages to South Australia and Tasmania. Following her two-month Melbourne deployment, Queen Elizabeth will sail to Sydney where she will cruise on two roundtrip voyages from the city before heading north.Her Sydney offerings will include a new 14-night cruise to Papua New Guinea, featuring the cruise line’s maiden calls to the beautiful Conflict Islands and Kiriwina in the Trobriand Islands.Other maiden visits during the summer season include Cunard’s first call to Esperance in Western Australia, while Queen Elizabeth will be making her inaugural visits to Albany, Whitsunday Islands and Darwin.At 90,900 tonnes, Queen Elizabeth is the second largest ship ever to sail in Cunard’s fleet. Launched in 2010, she is also the youngest in the cruise line’s current trio of Queens with features including more than 10 restaurants and cafes, a games deck featuring paddle tennis, croquet and bowls, a two-storey library, a ballroom and a three-deck Royal Court Theatre seating 800 guests and offering private boxes.Full details of the 2020 World Voyage season will be released on 13 March 2018, with the program scheduled to go on sale on 20 March 2018. Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterCunard has announced that its world-famous ship Queen Elizabeth will be based in Australia for an unprecedented 101 days over the 2019-20 summer.Queen Elizabeth will sail on six roundtrip cruises from Melbourne and two from Sydney during the season, which will feature an array of itineraries to South Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea between December 2019 and March 2020.The new 2020 Australian deployment will be almost double the length of Queen Elizabeth’s scheduled 54-day season Down Under early next year, which will see the ship sailing from Sydney and Melbourne during February-March 2019.Cunard senior vice president Simon Palethorpe said Queen Elizabeth’s record 2020 season reflected the importance of the Australian cruise market to Cunard as well as Melbourne’s growing attraction as a cruise hub, with the Victorian capital providing the ship’s homeport for two months.“Over the past few years we’ve seen unprecedented growth in demand for the Cunard experience in Australia so it made sense for us to invest further in the market and extend the sailing season of Queen Elizabeth even more in 2020,” Mr Palethorpe said.“Our new 2019-20 summer season will not only feature more cruises, it will also offer some exciting new itinerary options which we hope will entice even more Australians to experience Cunard’s legendary service and style.”last_img read more

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DERRY City and Strabane District Council say that

first_img DERRY City and Strabane District Council say that the Eternal Flame in the Peace Garden on Foyle St is currently out of service as a result of vandalism.A spokesperson said: “Council would appeal to the public to show respect for the monument which was erected as a symbol of peace and reconciliation.“Please report any information they have to the PSNI.” CouncilETERNAL FLAMEFoyle StreetPEACE GARDENPSNIVANDALS DAMAGE DERRY’S ETERNAL FLAME IN PEACE GARDEN ShareTweetcenter_img VANDALS DAMAGE DERRY’S ETERNAL FLAME IN PEACE GARDEN was last modified: January 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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Tim Green first noticed the symptoms about five ye

first_imgTim Green first noticed the symptoms about five years ago.The former NFL player, whose strength was a job requirement, suddenly found his hands weren’t strong enough to use a nail clipper. His words didn’t come out as fast as he was thinking them.”I’m a strange guy,” Tim says. “I get something in my head and I can just run with it. I was really afraid I had ALS. But there was enough doubt that I said, ‘Alright, I don’t. Let’s not talk about it. Let’s not do anything.’ “Denying pain and injury had been a survival strategy in football.”I was well trained in that verse,” he says.But a diagnosis in 2016 made denial impossible. Doctors confirmed that Tim, also a former NPR commentator, had ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The degenerative illness attacks the body’s motor nerve cells, weakening muscles in the arms and legs as well as the muscles that control speech, swallowing and breathing.Tim tried to keep it private — he didn’t want people feeling sorry for him.But he says, “I got to a point where I couldn’t hide it anymore.”So Tim went on 60 Minutes and revealed his illness.”What we said is, you either write your own history or someone’s going to write it for you,” says his 24-year-old son, Troy Green.When one isn’t enoughI was one of Tim Green’s producers for his Morning Edition commentaries back in the 1990s. We went to dinner once when he was in Washington, D.C., for a game — his Atlanta Falcons were playing Washington. Tim had a huge plate of pasta. When we finished, the waiter came over and asked, “Anything else?” Tim pointed to his clean plate and said, “Yeah. Let’s do it again.”That was him. One entree wasn’t enough. One high-profile career wasn’t enough — he’s also a prolific author, has a law degree and works for two firms.And ultimately, it wasn’t enough for Tim to deal with ALS in silence. Last month, in conjunction with his 60 Minutes appearance, Tim helped launch a fundraising website, Tackle ALS.Writing his own storyI recently visited Tim at his lakeside home in upstate New York, in the village of Skaneateles.We sat down in a room with a huge picture window that normally offers a gorgeous view of Skaneateles Lake. On the day I visited, all you could see was driving snow. Troy Green sat next to his dad — Tim’s speech is slow and raspy, and sometimes Troy helps repeat or reinforce Tim’s words. During our talk, a tube connected to a port in Tim’s chest provided an infusion of Radicava. Last year, the FDA approved the new drug, which has been shown to slow the progress of what’s currently a fatal disease.The history Troy encouraged Tim to write is positive and hopeful. They stress that ALS can be cured, it’s just underfunded.The history certainly includes family. Tim and his wife Illyssa have been married for 29 years. They have five kids — all with first names starting with “T” — that’s Illyssa’s doing, Tim says. And the family is incredibly close. Literally.”My brother lives on the same lane as us. I’m their neighbor,” Troy says, adding, “My little sister’s at school, my little brother lives here and then my older sister lives the furthest away. She’s about a three-minute drive.””We’re going to reel her in,” Tim laughs.Football, a complicated loveOf course, any Tim Green history has to include football.For better and worse.Tim believes football gave him the disease. His eight years in the NFL in the 1980s and 90s, as a defensive lineman and linebacker, were before protective rule changes and concussion protocols.There were “countless” head collisions, Tim says. I mention that he had decades of those collisions, from an early age through the NFL.”But in the NFL,” he says, “the violence and the impacts are extraordinary. Every day.”Troy adds, “when [Tim] played, practices were worse than the games. Because in the game, you typically would see 45 to 65 plays. In practice, you could run 100, 200 by the time you’re done with drills.”Researchers say repetitive head blows may play a part in causing ALS. The recent NFL concussion settlement acknowledged a link by including payouts to former players with the disease, including Tim.His Morning Edition commentaries regularly took listeners inside the violent game. In 1992, Tim wrote one about a teammate, former Atlanta defensive end Rick Bryan, who’d had enough of the physical toll and was retiring.The piece ended with this:”Back at the locker room, I checked my protective neck padding and pumped some extra air into the padding of my helmet. Like a gypsy gazing into a crystal ball, I looked at my own distorted reflection in the glossy black surface of my helmet. The smile let me know I was glad to be there, but there was nothing I could see that told me how long it would last.”Tim could articulate what many players couldn’t. Why, I asked him, with his insights, would he play a sport that had the potential to do permanent damage?Tim says as a kid, he had two passions: writing and football. From the earliest age, he says, he worked incredibly hard to succeed at both, and he did.”I was just impassioned,” he says. “That’s what I wanted, and that’s what I got.””If [this disease] is part of the bargain, I don’t know,” he continues. But back then, he says, he had “no idea” of the potential long-term damage of football. “So the temporary pain and discomfort, I knew that was worth it. Some pain in the future with my back, neck, knees, I knew that was worth it.””Can I say getting ALS was worth it? I don’t know. I don’t know.”His ambivalence illustrates Tim’s profound and complicated love for the game. Still. He says it gave him the disease. But it also taught him so many life lessons growing up. It allowed him to vent anger and violence in an acceptable way.”I’m not indicting football or the NFL,” he says.He passed on his love — his two oldest sons played football. His 12-year-old, Ty, plays now. And it has split the close-knit Greens. Illyssa doesn’t like it. Tim says he wants Ty to play if he wants to.Tim and Troy say the game now is different than it was. It’s much safer with less contact in practice. Both of them coached Ty’s junior team.”We trained [so in] every tackling drill your head’s out of the play,” Troy says. “In practice we would penalize our players if they had their head in the drill. We really just encouraged the modern day football, not the 1980s edition.”Still, football is inherently dangerous, and so far Ty wants to play.”I don’t want to wrap him up in a bubble,” says Tim, “because where do you stop?”But there’s a deeper, more complex reason behind Tim’s support. Troy says his dad doesn’t want the illness to be a burden on anyone. So Tim doesn’t want Ty not to play just because the game hurt him.Translating science into treatment”I do want to point out that most people who play football don’t develop ALS.”So says Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, who treats Tim’s disease. Cudkowicz has researched ALS for nearly 25 years. She thinks football probably is a factor that led to his illness, but not the only one. The studies so far haven’t established a direct cause and effect.”And that’s why we think there’s something else,” Cudkowicz says. “It’s a combination perhaps in someone’s immune system or something in their genetics that makes it more likely that if you also hit your head repetitively that you might come down with the disease.”Cudkowicz directs the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She says Tim’s and other prominent people’s involvement and publicity present a great opportunity, as a follow up to the viral ice bucket challenges that raised money for ALS a few years ago.”Absolutely I think this is a huge next step,” Cudkowicz says. “The ice bucket challenge came at the right time. The science was exploding, but there were no resources for it. And suddenly there’s this $220 million resource for ALS, and it fed this great science and drew in all these new people and new companies for the field.””But there’s still a [funding] gap in getting that great science to patients. And that’s where Tim’s Tackle ALS initiative and the Healey Center are going to partner and hopefully with many other groups, translate that great science into treatment for people.”‘If you have a good life, it’s never long enough’Later, on the day I visited, Tim sat down at a desk in a large wood-paneled den, indulging his other passion in life — writing.He can’t type, so he has a sensor on his glasses that highlights letters. Then he clicks a mouse and the letters show up on his laptop screen. He’s working on a kid’s baseball book. It’s a third collaboration with former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, and Tim says they both provide specific areas of expertise. Jeter brings baseball realism to the book; Tim draws on his many years of being surrounded by young people. Disgusting young people, he laughs.”These are kids 10 to 14 years old. Tweens,” he says. “They think vomit is funny. [So] somebody has to throw up [in the book], and it’s best when they throw up on someone.””Writing [these scenes] is easy. It’s convincing Derek to keep them is where I earn my money.”On cue, Troy looks up from his phone and makes an announcement.”Just got an email that Jeter, and [his] Turn 2 Foundation donated $10,000 [to Tackle ALS]. His ears are ringing,” Troy says, laughing. “He heard about the vomit scenes!”Tim says the fundraising is a chance to help others. He says he’s one of the luckier people with the disease. It’s relatively slow-moving.I ask Tim what keeps him positive through this time. He answers by recounting a period 12 years ago, when Illyssa was diagnosed with cancer.”She was out of her mind,” Tim says, “and I remember saying to her, ‘You’ve got great doctors, we’re gonna beat this and do everything we can. But in the meantime, I don’t want you to wallow in fear and anxiety and misery.’ I said, ‘because we have a very good life and if you have a good life … and a lot of people do, maybe they don’t realize it, but they do … but if you have a good life, it’s never long enough. We all know it’s finite.’ “”So whenever the end point is, I ask to be strong enough to maintain that positive attitude no matter what the challenges are.”Today, Illyssa is cancer-free. And it’s Tim trying to live by his own advice.As I leave, I stop to look at two large sculptures outside their house. One is of five kids, playing. The other is a lone figure. A helmeted football player, running and catching a pass over the shoulder. Tim says it’s an homage to the game that let him “buy this amazing property and build a comfortable home.”A home, and family, that now mean even more than they have all along. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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If you have ever wanted to get paid to lie in bed

first_imgIf you have ever wanted to get paid to lie in bed, then this job is for you: NASA, the European Space Agency and the German Aerospace Center are offering $18,500 for people to lie in bed for two months. The job is based in Cologne, Germany, and it’s part of a study designed to better understand how the body adapts to weightlessness. The agencies are currently looking for people who are female, between the ages of 24 and 55 and who speak German. The official name of the study is Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study. But there’s a catch. Those chosen for the job will have to stay in bed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 60 straight days. That means no getting up for bathroom breaks, bathing or meals. And the money, well, it comes out to just shy of $13 an hour.Jennifer Ngo-Anh with the European Space Agency says she doesn’t believe that will deter everyone from participating.”A lot of people are intrigued about the idea of contributing to advance knowledge that helps us to really have humans live and work in space for extended periods of time,” Ngo-Anh says. Besides lying in bed for 60 days, there are other days for orientation, rest and rehabilitation at both ends of the study. The total time period someone has to be available for the study is 89 days, plus several follow up examinations in the years after the study. People are already participating in phase one of the study and the researchers are now looking for candidates for phase two. But before you apply, be warned: For the study, volunteers will have to lie in bed with their heads tilted slightly downward. Ngo-Anh says that’s to help recreate conditions of spaceflight. “When volunteers lie in bed with their heads tilted roughly six degrees below the horizontal, then a lot of the effects that spaceflight has on the human body can be simulated or being reproduced,” Ngo-Anh says. “It is not to annoy volunteers, but it is actually to test countermeasures.”Volunteers will also be exposed to artificial gravity to test if it can be a countermeasure to the effects of spaceflight. If the study finds that exposure has a positive effect, it may be used as an official countermeasure for future spaceflight missions.If volunteers are hoping to get some exercise while on the job, fret not. Ngo-Anh says her organization has tested everything from jumping in bed to cycling in bed, plus other contraptions that can be mounted to the beds. So, if you still think this job is for you, sign up while you still can. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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Laptop Ban Expansion Could Include Domestic Flights

first_imgLaptops The U.S. government imposed a laptop ban in airplane cabins back in March covering 10 airports and impacting around 350 flights every week. There’s been hints the ban may expand for a couple of months, and now the head of Homeland Security confirmed as much. But it may end up being domestic as well as international flights included in the ban.According to Reuters, Homeland Security is currently reviewing the ban and considering expanding it to cover direct flights from airports spread across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, told the House of Representatives that, “We are looking right now at an additional 71 airports.” He also said they are trying to “mitigate the threat” without expanding the ban, which likely translates to guaranteed increased security at the airports under review. If the ban was expanded, it’s estimated that 400 flights a day would be affected. However, this is just international flights. As far as the TSA are concerned, domestic flights are also under consideration.According to CBS Baltimore, the recent terrorist attacks in Great Britain, coupled with the U.S. summer travel season beginning, means even more thorough security screening and more passengers to deal with. And with that in mind, the TSA is reviewing the situation with regards to a laptop ban and not ruling out a domestic flight cabin ban.Lisa Farbstein, a TSA Public Affairs spokesperson, told CBS Baltimore a decision has yet to be made, “The Department of Homeland Security is currently considering the possible expansion of that laptop ban … No decision has been made … It’s a determined enemy. They’re targeting transportation hubs, and so what we want to do is make sure you get to your destination safely, and go home safely.”If the ban does get extended, either to more international airports or domestic flights, it’s sure to cause anger and frustration, but more importantly even longer wait times to board flights. The TSA urges travelers to allow more time if traveling between now and Labor Day to get through the security screening. For domestic flights that means arriving two hours before a flight. For international flights they recommend three hours. Senior Editor As well as domestic flights, dozens of airports across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are also under consideration by Homeland Security. –shares 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Image credit: via PC Mag Matthew Humphries Add to Queuecenter_img 2 min read June 8, 2017 Next Article Laptop Ban Expansion Could Include Domestic Flights This story originally appeared on PCMag Apply Now » The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue.last_img read more

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