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first_img Ali Lmrabet has been gagged in his country since 2005, when he was sentenced to a 10-year-ban on working as journalist for writing in a report for the Spanish daily El Mundo that the Sahrawis living in camps on the outskirts of the Algerian town of Tindouf were “refugees” and not “hostages” held against their will, as the Moroccan government tends to claim. The Moroccan penal code makes no provision for such a ban. He was previously sentenced in 2003 to three years in prison on a charge of “undermining respect for the king” for publishing cartoons of the monarchy and an interview with a left-wing former prisoner (calling himself as a “republican”) in his weekly Demain. After being held for eight months and staging a hunger strike for 50 days, he was released on a pardon from King Mohammed in January 2004. Nowadays, he lives in the northern city of Tétouan and, since 2011, has edited the Demain Online website, defying the ban on journalistic work. “Without censorship or self-censorship, except as regards people’s honour and dignity,” he says. Sardar Muhammad Iran Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Middle East – North Africa Morocco / Western Sahara Hanan Al-Mqawab Libya Find out more to go furthercenter_img Information hero Ali Lmrabet Abdul Bary Taher Yemen Find out more Amira Hass Israel Find out more Waleed Al-Shehhi United Arab Emirates Find out more Middle East – North Africa Morocco / Western Sahara See morelast_img read more

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Daily aspirin ‘blocks bowel cancer’

first_imgHealthLifestyle Daily aspirin ‘blocks bowel cancer’ by: – October 28, 2011 Share Tweet Share 8 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Does an aspirin a day keep the cancer surgeon away?A daily dose of aspirin should be given to people at high risk of bowel cancer, say scientists. Two pills a day for two years reduced the incidence of bowel cancer by 63% in a group of 861 at-risk patients, a study reported in The Lancet said. Newcastle University’s Prof Sir John Burn, who led the study, said the evidence “seems overwhelmingly strong”.Other experts said the findings added to a growing body of proof that aspirin could be used in the fight with cancer.The study was conducted on 861 patients with Lynch syndrome, which affects one in every 1,000 people.They struggle to detect and repair damaged DNA which means they are more likely to develop a range of cancers including those of the bowel, womb and stomach.‘Good deal’When looking at all patients in the trial, those in the group given 600 milligrams of aspirin every day developed 19 tumours compared to 34 tumours in the other “control” group, a reduction of 44%. When the researchers looked at just those patients who took the medication for at least two years the reduction was 63%.There was also an effect on other cancers linked to Lynch syndrome, which fell by half in the treatment group.Prof Sir John Burn, from Newcastle University, said there were 30,000 adults in the UK with Lynch syndrome. If all were given the treatment he said it would prevent 10,000 cancers over 30 years and he speculated that this could possibly prevent 1,000 deaths from the disease.However, there would also be side effects.“If we can prevent 10,000 cancers in return for 1,000 ulcers and 100 strokes, in most people’s minds that’s a good deal,” he said.“People who’ve got a clear family history of, particularly, bowel cancer should seriously consider adding low dose aspirin to their routine and particularly those people who’ve got a genetic predisposition.”Aspirin is already well known to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in high risk patients. Other studies over the past two decades have suggested the pain killer reduced cancer risk, but this was the first randomised control trial, specifically for aspirin in cancer, to prove it.In 2010, a study suggested patients given aspirin had a 25% lower risk of death during that trial.Prof Peter Rothwell, from Oxford University, who conducted that study said the latest research “certainly helps to build a consistent picture, all pointing in the same direction that there is a link with cancer”.Cancer Research UK’s Prof Chris Paraskeva said: “This adds to the growing body of evidence showing the importance of aspirin, and aspirin-like drugs, in the fight against cancer.”‘Balanced argument’One of the questions asked by the research into aspirin was whether healthy people with no family risks should take the drug.The lower the risk of heart attack or cancer, the lower the benefit of taking aspirin, yet there are still potentially deadly side effects. Sir John said that it was a “finely balanced argument” and that he decided the risks were worth it for him. “I think where we’re headed for is people that are in their 50s and 60s would look very seriously at adding a low dose aspirin to their daily routine because it’s giving protection against cancer, heart attack and stroke.“But if they do that they’ve got to have their eyes wide open. They will increase their risk of ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeds and very rarely they will have a stroke caused by the aspirin.”By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC Newslast_img read more

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Gallery: No. 22 Syracuse men’s basketball slips past North Florida

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New stadium will not take Spurs to the next level, claims Piers Morgan

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s new £800million stadium will NOT take them to the next level, Piers Morgan told talkSPORTAnd the devout Arsenal supporters reckons he has ‘more chance of becoming pope’ than their rivals do of getting to a Champions League final, let alone winning it.LISTEN LIVE: Tune into talkSPORT on Sunday for EXCLUSIVE radio commentary of Arsenal v TottenhamTottenham are, after a numerous delays, finally looking to move into their newly-built home ground in early 2019, with lucky fans set to get an early glimpse in December.The ambitious club hope the 62,062 capacity arena – bigger than Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, for now – will help Spurs compete for top honours and cement their place as one of the country’s elite teams. Arsenal fan Piers Morgan is sure to annoy Spur supporters with his comments We’ve got 8 matches on @talkSPORT & @talkSPORT2 this weekend 🙌Here’s how to listen:📻 DAB Digital Radio💻 Laptop or tablet: https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD📲 The app: https://t.co/z3wuJfatGR pic.twitter.com/WczLagM0LF— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 30, 2018 “We know the new stadium will be very fancy and great, but rather like with Arsenal’s new stadium, which we were assured would drive us to the pinnacle of world football within a few years, actually had the opposite effect.“I’d go back to Highbury tomorrow!“I think new stadiums are fine for the corporate side of a football club, but I see no evidence that these big, fancy new stadiums make any real difference to performance in the pitch.”Listen back to Piers Morgan on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above 2center_img How Tottenham’s new stadium looks on November 30. Tottenham have eclipsed Arsenal in recent seasons, finishing above their north London rivals for the past two campaigns, and are enjoying Champions League football for their third straight year.But Morgan has warned Spurs their new ground may actually hinder their progress, rather than boost it – much like when the Gunners moved from Highbury to the Emirates in 2006.Speaking ahead of Sunday’s north London derby, Morgan told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Don’t get too excited.“I have more chance of becoming pope than they do even getting to a Champions League final, let alone winning it. 2last_img read more

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Gardai hunt for tin thieves in Buncrana

first_imgGardai are investigating the theft of 40 sheets of galvanised tin from a company at Stragill in Buncrana.The theft of the large number of sheets took place between the 15th and 28th of August.Gardai say a vehicle and trailer would have been needed to transport the stolen sheets. Any information on the theft should be given to Gardai in Buncrana.Gardai hunt for tin thieves in Buncrana was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:buncranadonegalGardaiTHEFTStinlast_img read more

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Monk defiant after QPR beat Leeds

first_imgLeeds boss Garry Monk reassured fans they will have a team to be proud of despite the opening-day defeat by QPR.Monk’s first game in charge got off to the worst possible start when they conceded in the opening minutes, defender Sol Bamba seemingly getting the last touch into his own net after a goalmouth scramble.A second-half penalty conceded by Ronaldo Vieira allowed Tjaronn Chery to score Rangers’ second, before Sebastian Polter took advantage of hesitant Lewie Coyle defending to score the third.Leeds fans barracked the players after the game, and again chanted for club owner Massimo Cellino to step down.Monk said: “We had great travelling support and had the intention of getting the right result and the right start to the season.“We feel for them, feel frustrated for them, but it’s a process and there will be ups and downs.“We will make sure we get a reaction. They will have a team to be proud of.”Monk felt individual errors were to blame for the defeat, and said a poor first half left the with too much to do.He added: “We gave them too much respect early on, which allowed them to get on the front foot.“I thought we started the second half much better. We looked the team more likely to score the next goal, and then we concede a penalty, which is a really big blow.“It’s not how we wanted to start the season but it’s one game. I’m confident in the group, they have that ability and I’m sure they’ll show that in the coming weeks.”See also:QPR v Leeds – as it happenedQPR can still improve – HasselbainkQPR make perfect start by crushing LeedsQPR v Leeds player ratingsFans on Twitter praise Caulker after QPR winVideo: Watch highlights of QPR’s win against Leeds UnitedFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Weekend Reading: The Top Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs

first_imgWith the week coming to a close and the weekend just a few hours away, we thought we would take the opportunity to recommend a few books for the entrepreneur looking to do some weekend reading. Whether you’ve got a lot of time to sit and read, or just a little time in the car to listen to an audiobook, find some time to knock these off your reading list. Perhaps the most well known and most vocal venture capitalist is Guy Kawasaki, author of the aptly named blog How to Change the World and the books The Art of the Start and the more recent Reality Check, among others. If one was to enroll in Startup Entrepreneurialism 101, Kawasaki’s books would likely be required reading. Kawasaki’s years of experience from the early days at Apple and the Silicon Valley VC scene provides a wealth of information for the eager entrepreneur. Former Economist writer turned Wired editor-in-chief Chis Anderson is also the author of popular online business books perfect for the budding entrepreneur. The Long Tail was Anderson’s first book and was adapted from an article he wrote in Wired. In it, Anderson describes how online marketplaces have opened up the door for small niche businesses to thrive. In his second book, Free, he examines how sometimes giving away your product can make you more money in the end – the so-called “freemium” model. Anderson used this model to sell the book, offering it for free as an online download while at the same time selling the hardcover version in stores and online.The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is one of my favorite novels of all time and it recently found itself included in Business Insider‘s list of 15 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read. One would not expect a work of fiction to be included on a list littered with business strategy books, but Rand’s philosophy of individualism versus collectivism at the core of this novel can be easily applied to entrepreneurialism. Written in 1943, the novel is the story of an architect’s struggle to be true to his creative beliefs and not conform to traditional practices. Entrepreneurs looking to change the world should free up few open weekends to finish Rand’s dense but worthwhile novel.Still can’t get enough entrepreneurial books? Under30CEO has an excellent list of 10 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read From 2009, and David Siteman Garland has a great list on his blog The Rise to the Top of 13 Must Read Books For Every Entrepreneur. Have some suggestions for further reading? Let us know in the comments!Photo by Flickr user Horia Varlan. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting chris cameron Tags:#start#StartUp 101 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Marathi actors have close brush with death on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

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Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Sharapova has been granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw. Sharapova is among eight women who were given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, and by far the most noteworthy. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.The 30-year-old Russian was given a wildcard into the tournament by the US Tennis Association (USTA), a move critics complained about earlier in the season but another key step in the road back for the five-time Grand Slam winner.ADVERTISEMENT “When it comes to tennis, good or bad — there’s really only one thing that I know for certain — I’ve missed it,” Sharapova wrote on the Players’ Tribune website.“Though these last two years have been tougher -— so much tougher -— than I ever could have anticipated… my passion for the game has never wavered. If anything, it has only grown stronger.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSharapova was issued a two-year suspension after testing positive for the banned heart and blood boosting drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the ban on appeal.She said that she had taken it for several years and did not know it had been placed on the banned list at the start of 2016. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Sharapova has missed three of the past four US Opens, her last visit ending in the 2014 fourth round.The USTA defended its wildcard offer, saying, “Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping program was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process.”“Consistent with past practice, a wildcard was provided to a past US champion who needed the wildcard for entry into the main draw.”Former world number one Sharapova won the 2006 US Open as well as Wimbledon in 2004, the 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Opens.“I’m sure this is a great moment for her to have an opportunity to be back to a place where she has done so well,” seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams said.Sharapova plays catch-upSharapova was bolstered by fans with “Welcome back Maria” signs in Germany and cheering support last month in Stanford, her first US match in more than two years.“I feel like I just want to hug everyone and say thank you,” Sharapova said.Sharapova defeated American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in her Stanford opener but suffered a left forearm injury and has not played competitively since.“I feel like I’m playing catch-up against everyone who has had a head start,” she said of being hurt during US Open tuneup events. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: ‘Stand-in’ Ferrera nails hammer throw bronze LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Sharapova made her return in April at Stuttgart, reaching the semi-finals as a wildcard, but such invitations sparked criticism from some WTA rivals, saying she should have to work her way back without such benefits, some suggesting a life ban.“I’m aware of what many of my peers have said about me and how critical of me some of them have been,” she wrote.“If you’re a human being with a normal, beating heart… I don’t think that sort of thing will ever fully be possible to ignore.”Sharapova was refused a wildcard by French Open organizers and missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury, so the US Open will be her first Grand Slam event since last year’s Australian Open.Shaking off criticism after the French Open snub, Sharapova tweeted, “If this is what it takes to rise up again, then I am in it all the way, everyday. No words, games or actions will ever stop me from reaching my own dreams. And I have many.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

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Here comes the reign again

first_imgWith a 4-3 win in the classic best-of-seven Governors’ Cup series carved out in front of record-setting audiences in the last three games at cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, there were times—a lot of it, actually—when the Gin Kings’ legions of fans were sitting on pins and needles.Even coach Tim Cone, who has seen so many battles in a decorated career, admitted to being nervous a lot of times with the gung-ho Bolts refusing to go away and fighting to the last ounce of their strength.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut, believe it or not, Cone cherished those moments.Moments after winning the 20th title in 32 Finals appearances of his career, Cone talked extensively about the game, about the thrilling series and then saved a few minutes with the Inquirer to talk about the future—and a lot of that bright future is cast on the 7-foot shadow of Ginebra star Greg Slaughter. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slaughter certainly had his moments of brilliance against the Bolts during the Finals series.But there were also moments where he seemed lost, moments where Meralco pounced on his presence and managed to overturn Ginebra’s massive advantage in size to the Kings’ undoing.Cone absorbed all of those situations like a sponge, those instances now stored in his vast memory bank as he makes a long-overdue trip back to the United States on Monday to be with family and celebrate his latest conquest there.“Right now teams are trying to mismatch him,” Cone said as he obliged fans for selfies. “Teams have been trying to play us small, most especially in this series and these are the things we have to learn how to handle.“Teams have been throwing things at us that we’re asking ourselves: ‘What do we do?’” he went on. “But the more we have those situations, the more we develop as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT All eyes on SMBThe season started with all eyes on San Miguel Beer, on its giant June Mar Fajardo, and on their Grand Slam bid. There was one familiar question throughout the season: Was there a side out there that could stop the Beermen from completing a Triple Crown sweep?The Beermen certainly made everyone doubt there was. San Miguel dusted off Ginebra in the Philippine Cup finale and then dismissed TNT KaTropa in the Commissioner’s Cup title series.The table was set for a Grand Slam.Beer was being chilled even before tip off of the Governors’ Cup in anticipation of a celebration for the franchise’s second Grand Slam. Interestingly enough, Meralco’s Norman Black steered the team to its first season sweep in 1989.All San Miguel needed to do was sign up a great import and stay injury-free.The Beermen failed at both as import woes and a leg injury to Fajardo helped doom them to a sixth place finish in the eliminations, and—you guessed it—a twice-to-win handicap against Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals.It wasn’t even close, that playoff game.And Ginebra had everything in place once it sealed a Finals stint: Cone was coaching at his best, LA Tenorio was making a case as the best point guard in the conference despite a nagging elbow injury, Justin Brownlee was as deadly as last season, and Slaughter had returned from injury and was terrorizing the opposition in the shaded lane.Exploiting Slaughter John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I feel that we’re just trying to exploit Greg,” Cone said of his center, admitting that he held back in playing him extended minutes in the championship because he “still didn’t know what to do in some situations.”“I feel like I haven’t exploited him yet,” Cone went on. “They were playing small and we couldn’t handle that at that time. But we’re learning. We learned a lot in this series.”Slaughter played in his first Finals series and went on to bag his first Best Player of the Conference citation.Tenorio, on the other hand, was the Finals MVP for the second straight season, while Japeth Aguilar has shown dramatic improvement ever since Cone got on board and has evolved into a dependent player on both ends, not just the 6-foot-9, athletic guy trying to knock down the three-point shot.Dominant forwardAguilar has metamorphosed into a dominant power forward, challenging every enemy attack in the shaded lane and shying away from those three-pointers.While talk in the final three games of the title series also centered on the Draft set at Robinson’s Place in Ermita on Sunday, where the Beermen now have the chance to snag 6-foot-7 Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger and come up with their own version of a twin-tower combo, Cone wasn’t into any of that.He feels that, with Slaughter, Aguilar, Tenorio and the valuable experience he gained as a coach, Ginebra has what it takes to remain dominant.More to come“You can always have pieces added,” Cone said when asked of the Draft, where they pick 11th overall, second-to-last in the first round. “But we still have guys who are developing and we’re pretty much OK. Things are looking UP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:08Ginebra planning for long series vs San Miguel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I think we can challenge San Miguel a little bit,” he said. “June Mar is unbelievable, but the more we have him (Slaughter) and the more we see things (like the small-ball ploy of Meralco), the more we develop him and the more we improve as a team.”So it wasn’t out of just championship elation, or his amazement that the last three games of the title series was watched by close to 140,000 fans, but Cone certainly had his basis when he addressed the crowd in the din of the Ginebra celebration and said:“We’re not going to stop here, we have more championships to win.” Barangay Ginebra certainly had its hands full in completing the franchise’s first championship repeat in PBA history.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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