Paris Saint Germain soar, fans sore

first_imgNeymar escapes with warning over altercation with fan On Sunday, coach Thomas Tuchel told Canal+ he had “no news” on Neymar’s future and that he would have to “find solutions without” him. Edinson Cavani’s controversial VAR penalty in the 24th minute set PSG on their way at the Parc des Princes, after supporters had made their negative feelings towards the absent Neymar clear. A fine second-half display from Kylian Mbappe — with a goal and an assist for Angel Di Maria — showed Tuchel the obvious solution to Neymar’s impending exit, and gave the capital club a perfect start to their bid for a third straight French title and ninth in total. “We are not going to lie. We will see what happens with Neymar — but it’s not the same team,” said Mbappe. PSG fans display a banner which reads, “Neymar, get out” prior to their French league match against Nimes in Paris on Sunday. Pic /AFP PSG sit level with Lyon, who beat Monaco 3-0 on Friday, at the top of the fledgling table, and will be hoping to occupy that position for the rest of the season. Former Barcelona forward Neymar’s two years in the French capital since PSG made him the world’s most expensive player have been plagued by injuries and controversies. Home fans unfurled a banner before kick-off translating to “Neymar, get out”. Other banners slammed his recent comment that his fondest memory in football was inspiring Barcelona’s stunning 2017 Champions League comeback against PSG, while one called Neymar “heartless”. Neymar has been linked with a return to Barca or a move to their arch rivals Real Madrid. Tuchel handed Ligue 1 debuts to centre-back Abdou Diallo and midfielder Pablo Sarabia, who joined from Sevilla. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Neymar’s Davis Cup trip annoys Paris St Germain coach Lionel Messi faces Cristiano Ronaldo, Van Dijk but no Neymar for Ballon d’Or Paris: Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the ongoing Neymar transfer saga by kicking off their Ligue 1 title defence with a straightforward 3-0 victory over Nimes on Sunday. Neymar, 27, was left out of the squad the day after PSG sporting director Leonardo said talks about a possible sale of the Brazilian were “more advanced than before”.Related Newslast_img read more

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KL Rahul is our first-choice opener: Virat Kohli

first_imgIndian Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday declared fit-again KL Rahul as the team’s No.1 choice opener, putting paid to veteran Gautam Gambhir’s chances of playing any further role in the ongoing series against England here.After the drawn first Test where Indian batting came under scrutiny in the second innings, Rahul was pulled out of an ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan to be brought into the Indian team.With Rahul becoming an automatic choice, it seems to be curtains for senior pro Gambhir who made a Test comeback after more than two years. (Also read: India recall Lokesh Rahul for second Test vs England)”We had it pretty clear in our heads that KL is our number one choice along with M Vijay. He is fit at any stage, he comes back into the team and we are going to start with him. Be it pulling him out of a first-class game in between. It’s within the rules and the regulations,” Kohli told a news conference on the eve of the second Test.”We were waiting for him to recover as soon as possible. That’s how the team combinations go, you go with what you think is the best for the team. Don’t think we needed to think any differently to call back Rahul. We are glad that he’s back in the side again. That was the whole idea behind it.”In Rahul’s absence, Gambhir played two Tests with scores of 29 and 50 against New Zealand and 20 and 0 against England and Kohli said Gambhir “played really well in different situations”.advertisementLess than a month ago, New Zealand were skittled for 79 in 23.1 overs at this venue in an ODI and Kohli said he would have no qualms exploiting home conditions which seem spin-conducive.”Generally in Vizag, pitch has always been something that helps the spinners. So I expect the pitch to play similarly, in the one-dayer here (against New Zealand), the spinners got a few wickets. But at the same time, the quick bowlers also had some assistance early on. (Also read: Demonetisation effect: Andhra Cricket Association promotes online tickets for India-England Test)”It’s a wicket where spinners will find it really nice to bowl on and expect the same going into the game. As I mentioned in Rajkot as well, I was surprised to see that much grass on the wicket. I hope it’s not the case this time around in Vizag because we want to focus on our strengths and play the cricket that we have as a team at home and put the pressure on the opposition.”Kohli said they are not concerned about skill or the conditions but it’s their sloppy fielding which separated both the teams.”We caught up really well in last 14-15 months. In Test cricket, if you don’t take your chances, the game is very difficult to pull back. That was the main difference rather than skills or pitch. If you take your chances, you have a team down 100/5 compared to 250/3.””Then it’s a different ball game altogether. We need to catch well, we need to take our half chances, we need to be more focussed on the field and that makes a hell of difference in the game. That’s something we are really looking forward to correct in this game,” Kohli said.Set an improbable 310 from a minimum of 49 overs on the final day, India found themselves cornered with 71//4 as they battled their way to draw the Rajkot Test.Known to be an efficient batsman while chasing, Kohli said, “Pressure is the most when you are trying to save the match. When there is the pressure to win the match, you can at least play your shots. (Also read: No one expected England to perform so well in Rajkot: Ian Botham to India Today)”But when you are trying to save the match you have to keep the intent going and at the same time you cannot play as many shots as well. You have to be very selective and a lot of concentration is required there.”Kohli said it was a learning opportunity for their batsmen.”Many would have been looking at that situation in a different way that we struggled and we were put under pressure, but as a cricketer internally we know what we learnt from that situation. We look at it differently. It’s your choice to look at a particular scenario.””We approached it as an opportunity to improve on that aspect which we would need for the next 10-12 years. Because to be a successful team you need to play in every situation and the good thing was that two-three of our players applied themselves along with me and relished and cherished that situation rather than being under pressure. So it was a big positive for me.”advertisementThe Test skipper said drawing the match with his dogged innings in Rajkot was more satisfying than slamming a century.”I was just focusing on one ball at a time and trying to take my mind off the situation. Actually that helps a lot in that situation, not actually thinking too much about that situation. So, you need to put you mind on the back-burner as soon as possible and to play that one particular delivery.”It gave me more satisfaction as a batsman than scoring a hundred or getting a big score. Taking up a challenge is always something that feels nice when you achieve it. As I said and as you mentioned as well, it was an opportunity for me to learn as well and that’s something that I learnt about myself.”On a rank turner, toss may play the most crucial role with the team batting last facing the biggest challenge but Kohli said his team is game.”We tried to make sure in the last match that all are bases are covered because toss is not in our control. Yes, you get a little advantage initially if you win the toss but it’s not that you will be put on the back-foot and will be a disadvantage (if you lose the toss).”Toss has its importance but you cannot define the result of the game because of that.”Asked whether Jayant Yadav would be a better choice than Amit Mishra who had a forgettable outing in Rajkot with three wickets, Kohli said there’s little scope for grooming a player against a top side like England.”Obviously we would like to take the best possible 11 on the field and the best bowlers who are mentally ready to pick up 20 wickets for us.”last_img read more

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Lukaku rescues Man Utd after latest Sanchez shocker

first_imgFor much of the afternoon it appeared that Alexis Sanchez’s continued struggles at Manchester United would be the lasting impression.But Romelu Lukaku had other ideas, leading his side to a crucial 3-2 win over Southampton which puts them back in the top four of the Premier League.Sanchez lasted only until the 52nd minute before being suffering a knee injury in the Saints penalty area. Yet his absence was only ever going to be positive after another afternoon to forget in his 14-month United career. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Having offered nothing of real note, Sanchez’s departure sparked a much-improved second-half performance from United which saw them come from behind for the first time under caretaker-boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.After United had caused early problems the visitors began to get on top and it was no real surprise when Southampton took the lead, even if the identity of the scorer was unpredictable. Given time and space to take down a Charlie Austin pass, Yan Valery unleashed a blistering 25-yard drive which David de Gea could only palm into the top of the net at his near post. Not a bad way for the 20-year-old right-back to score his first senior goal.At 1-0 down United looked short of ideas and options. Southampton defended in numbers and with structure, and while Lukaku struggled to find his touch Sanchez was far too anonymous once again.The Chilean drew a furious reaction from Solskjaer at one point, while Paul Pogba also threw his hands up in despair at the end of one faltering United attack.When Sanchez went down after losing a 50-50 with Jan Bednarek – jarring his right knee in the process – suddenly United’s fortunes changed.Alexis Sanchez Manchester United 2018-19On came Diogo Dalot, whom Solskjaer had been preparing for some time, and the young Portuguese immediately made the kind of impact Sanchez had been unwilling or unable to make in the previous 52 minutes.Running directly at the heart of the Southampton attack, Dalot bent the visitors out of shape and teed up Andreas Pereira. The midfielder then took a touch and shifted the ball onto his right foot before delivering a beautiful curling finish into the top right-hand corner of the net.With the tempo suddenly raised, United were soon 2-1 up and swarming all over the Saints. Pereira’s charge forward made space on the left, and Lukaku held his nerve to slot home right-footed across Gunn.But just when it looked as though the Reds had a stranglehold a delicious free-kick from James Ward-Prowse went flying into the East Stand net and United were back to square one.But Lukaku was to have the last laugh in the 88th minute. On an afternoon which had shown him at his worst at times, he showed just how deadly he can be by pouncing on a loose ball and again steering home with his weaker right foot. For the second game running, Lukaku was the two-goal hero.There was still time for Paul Pogba to see an injury-time penalty saved by Gunn after Marcus Rashford had been fouled by Stuart Armstrong but by then the game was won.In many ways this was atypical of United under Solskjaer. Never had they previously experienced the tide going quite so back and forth. But in others this was the Norwegian’s reign in microcosm form.Injuries continue to stack up, question marks continue to be raised about the squad’s resilience, and Solskjaer continues to show he can deliver answers few considered him worthy of producing.The one glaring issue which remains for the manager is the form of Sanchez. Thankfully, he is finding ways to win despite the constant disappointments of the Chilean. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Fashion at Oscars: Celebs ditch black but political undertone persists

first_imgLos Angeles, Mar 5 (PTI) Oscars, the biggest night of Hollywood, was all about custom-made gowns and designer tuxedos, with celebrities moving on from this years award season red carpet black out and instead choosing other ways to register their support to sexual harassment victims.While various Hollywood A-listers, dressed in black, walked hand-in-hand with Times Up activists at Golden Globes, at Oscars it was all about colours, couples and celebrities having fun on the red carpet. The Oscars 2018 ceremony was a departure from the major awards that took place this year. Colour of protest, black, took a back seat as the Dolby theatre was dominated by bright shades, with stars such as Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Allison Janney and Helen Mirren donning hues of red, pink, blue, yellow and green.The labels were missing on the limelight they usually receive during the award nights, but the 90th Academy Awards gave them their moment in the sun with celebs donning popular high-end couture brands like Armani Prive, Dior Calvin Klein, Atelier Versace, Vera Wang, Valentiono, Gucci and Ralph Lauren among others.However, black still managed to make its presence felt, with stars such as Taraji P Henson, Zendaya and their male counterparts sporting the colour. Metallic shades were also star favourites with Jennifer Lawerence, Sally Hawkins, Sandra Bullock, Lupita Nyongo donning them. The red carpet may have been a melange of colours, but the political undercurrent was inconspicuous with Times Up pin, blue American Civil Liberties Union ribbons and orange American flag pins calling for gun safety reforms in the wake of Florida school shooting, making their way on designer wears.advertisementJane Fonda, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins, Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell were some of the stars to pin the Times Up badge.Lin-Manuel Miranda orange American flag pins in honour of Everytown for Gun Safety.Jordan Peele added a special accessory to his suit jacket as an ode to his Academy Award-nominated film “Get Out”. Peele, who was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, hit the red carpet with a golden deer antler pin (featuring blood spatters) placed on the left lapel of his white suit jacket, which was a nod to the deer symbolism shown throughout the dramatic film starring Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya.Tiffany Haddish dedicated her outfit to her father and her Eritrean Heritage. Veteran actor Rita Moreno proved that some looks really never go out of style when she showed up to the 90th Academy Awards in the same gown she first wore to the Oscars in 1962. The actress arrived on the red carpet Sunday in a black strapless dress with a full, patterned skirt, which she wore when she won the Best Supporting Actress award for West Side Story.James Ivory, who was nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay for “Call Me By Your Name”, wore a shirt with lead actor Timothee Chalamets face on it. PTI SHD RDS SHD BK BKlast_img read more

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World Cup 2011 New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori

first_imgSkipper Daniel Vettori is known to be a thinking captain and he will need to put on his thinking cap at the World Cup. A fine left-arm spinner, Vettori has even shared the burden of batting when the chips are down.He has the most balanced team with presence of good all-rounders – Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, James Franklin and Nathan McCullum.Ross Taylor, Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill too are the big hitters of the ball. Not to forget wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum, who can destroy the best bowling sides when in form.Daniel Vettori’s statisticslast_img

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Man Utd mark best home run for six years

first_imgManchester United Manchester United mark best Old Trafford run for six years with Basel win Last updated 2 years ago 05:11 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 2017 Getty Images Manchester United UEFA Champions League Manchester United v Basel Basel Goals from Fellaini, Lukaku and Rashford brought United’s unbeaten home run to 32 games, the best since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United’s Champions League victory over Basel has seen the Red Devils post their best run at Old Trafford for six years. Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford saw Jose Mourinho triumph in his first Champions League game at United. Man Utd 10/1 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And in doing so, the Special One extended his unbeaten run at home to 32 games, a record that spans an entire year. That is United’s best run at Old Trafford since October 2011, when the side managed by Sir Alex Ferguson racked up 37 games without defeat. During this current run, United have won 21 and drawn 11 of their 32 home clashes in all competitions, making Old Trafford a fortress against unsuspecting visitors.If the likes of Lukaku keep hitting the net, moreover, that 2011 record should fall in no time.last_img read more

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Poch: Loss to City a ‘good experience’

first_imgPremier League Loss to Man City a ‘good experience’ for Tottenham – Pochettino Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 06:11 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mauricio Pochettino_cropped Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City Spurs were steamrolled by the league leaders, but the manager insists the loss can be a positive Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham lost to “the best team in England” after going down 4-1 to Manchester City, but hopes his players learn valuable lessons from the heavy defeat.Despite being without the talismanic David Silva, who was absent for personal reasons, Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders eased to a 16th straight Premier League win on Saturday.Tottenham failed to pick up scorer Ilkay Gundogan for City’s opener and, after Kevin de Bruyne made it 2-0 in the 70th minute, conceded two late goals to Raheem Sterling as they pushed bodies forward, with Christian Eriksen’s late consolation strike rendered meaningless. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Pochettino was particularly disappointed with the way his side fell behind at the Etihad Stadium, yet refused to be too downbeat at the final scoreline.”I think it was a good experience for the team, when you win and play well you maybe don’t learn, so you must learn from this type of game,” he told BBC Sport.”We have a lot of positive things, because we played a team in very good form with very good momentum.”It wasn’t bad at the start [of the game], but the way we conceded from a corner was a big mistake and a massive present for them, when you play a team in very good form, you cannot give away these gifts.”When you’re playing a team with good quality, if we take risks, we give them the possibility of making chances. We tried to play, but they were better, we have to congratulate them. So far they are the best team in England.”55 – Harry Kane’s shot in the 55th minute was Spurs’ first on target in this game; the latest they have attempted their opening shot on target in a Premier League game this season. Quiet.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 16, 2017Tottenham had to wait until the 55th minute for their first shot on target and were fortunate their opponents missed a second-half penalty, with substitute Gabriel Jesus’ spot kick kept out by the woodwork.”I am very disappointed. We must learn, because one day we want to be in a position to win the Premier League, but today was a big lesson for us,” Pochettino added.”We were never going to come here and play a different way to how we normally play, so we tried to force the opener, but they were better.”Tottenham will hope for a better outcome when they head out on the road again next Saturday, as they travel to Turf Moor to take on surprise package Burnley. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Rana Daggubati to turn Tamil producer with Jersey remake. Details here

first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 17:40 IST (L-R) Rana Daggubati, Nani in JerseyTelugu actor Nani was last seen in Jersey, which went on to become a blockbuster in Tollywood. Directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri, the film is all set to be remade in Hindi and Tamil. Latest reports suggest that the Tamil remake rights of Jersey have been acquired by Rana Daggubati.With this, Rana will set foot in Kollywood as a producer. Sources close to the team reveal that actor Vishnu Vishal has been roped in to reprise Nani’s role in the Tamil version of Jersey. It is to be noted that Vishnu Vishal himself was a cricketer before he entered Kollywood.Nani’s Jersey is also being made in Hindi. Producers Dil Raju and Allu Aravind will be bankrolling the Hindi version in association with Sithara Entertainment. Director Gowtham Tinnanuri, who helmed the Telugu film, will also be working on the Hindi version. Names of Varun Dhawan and Shahid Kapoor are being considered to play the lead role in the Hindi remake.It is unclear as to who will direct the Tamil version of Jersey. The Tamil remake of Jersey is expected to go on floors later this year.Jersey traces the life of a 36-year-old cricketer who wants to prove himself in the latter stages of his career. The film also has Shraddha Srinath, Harish Kalyan, Sathyaraj and Sanusha in significant rules.India Today reviewer Janani K rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote, “Gowtam Tinnanuri is gutsy enough to have a non-run-of-the-mill ‘ending’ for a sports drama like Jersey. It moves you and makes you appreciate life. Jersey’s success lies in its well-packed screenplay, which will move you to tears in a few places. In a scene, where Sarah and Arjun patch up after a nasty fight, one would just tear up seeing the beautiful relationship they share on screen.”advertisementALSO SEE | Jersey Movie Review: Nani and Shraddha Srinath sparkle in excellent sports dramaALSO SEE | Karan Johar to rope in Shahid Kapoor for Hindi remake of Nani’s Jersey?ALSO WATCH | ‘I am interested in alternative cinema’Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byK Janani Tags :Follow Rana DaggubatiFollow jersey Next Rana Daggubati to turn Tamil producer with Jersey remake. Details hereWord has it that Rana Daggubati will venture into production in Tamil with a remake of Nani’s Jersey.advertisementlast_img read more

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RJ Mitte Hosts Panel On Opportunities For People With Disabilities

first_imgTo ensure that roles in film and television better reflect the diversity of America and serve as inspiration for youth living with disabilities, RJ Mitte, actor and Love to the rescue Ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children, hosted an empowering discussion on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 as part of the Sundance Film Festival’s panel series.Hollywood’s Greatest Role Ever: Creating Opportunities for People with DisabilitiesBest known for his portrayal of “Walter ‘Flynn’ White, Jr.” on the AMC hit Breaking Bad, Mitte was joined by directors, producers, casting directors, writers and others in the film and television industry, including writer and director Peter Farrelly, (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber To), Montel Williams, writer and producer Lizzy Weiss, Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy and actor and veteran JR Martinez.“Portrayals of characters with disabilities in film and TV are rare,” said moderator Adam Moore, national director of EEO & Diversity for SAG-AFTRA. “Even fewer people with disabilities appear on screen and work in those industries.”Presented by Shriners Hospitals for Children, the panel emphasized the power of the screen to impact change on the perceptions of people with disabilities and to create an inclusive and accepting society. Shriners Hospitals provides specialty care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate at its 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Shriners Hospitals manages all aspects of treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support throughout a patient’s childhood and adolescence, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.“People living with disabilities are capable and valuable to the entertainment industry and we must create the opportunity for them to showcase their talent,” said Mitte. “My desire to live a life without limits was fostered at Shriners Hospitals and I have them to thank for who I am. After today’s inspiring discussion, storytelling will change and will better reflect the diversity of our society.”“We are honored to have RJ share his story so children living with disabilities can see the endless possibilities to what they can achieve,” said Dale Stauss, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “He is an excellent example of the innovative pediatric care available at Shriners Hospitals for Children that encourages patients to accept no limits throughout their healing process.”last_img read more

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UN war crimes courts call for greater efforts to seize indicted ringleaders

3 December 2009Top officials of the United Nations war crimes tribunals today called for Serbia’s “critical” cooperation in capturing the two remaining top fugitives accused of atrocities in the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s and denounced Kenya for failing to cooperate in the case of a major suspect in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. “The arrest of Ratko Mladic [Bosnian Serb military chief in Bosnia and Herzegovina] and the other remaining fugitive [Serb politician] Goran Hadžic remains one of my office’s foremost priorities,” International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Prosecutor Serge Brammertz told the Security Council, noting progress in Serbia’s cooperation in providing more effective access to documents.But, he added in a regular six-monthly briefing, “The most critical aspect of Serbia’s cooperation is the need to apprehend the fugitives… Serbia must maintain these efforts [tracking operations] with the clear objective of apprehending the fugitives.” Mr. Mladic faces numerous charges, including genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions, deportation, taking of hostages and inflicting terror on civilians, particularly in connection with massacre of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the supposedly “safe haven” of Srebrenica in July 1995 in one of the most notorious events of the Balkan wars.Mr. Hadžic is charged with murder, persecutions, torture, cruel treatment and other war crimes and crimes against humanity related to his role as president of a self-proclaimed breakaway state of rebel Serbs in southern Croatia during the early 1990s.The President of the ICTY, Judge Patrick Robinson, also stressed “the major obstacle” presented by the continuing flight of the two. “I urge the Security Council to seek ways to facilitate their immediate arrest,” he said. “If these two men are not brought to justice, it will tarnish the Security Council’s historic contribution to peace-building in the former Yugoslavia.”Of the other 161 indicted, only one remains in pre-trial stage, 24 are presently on trial in nine cases, and 13 have appeals pending, he reported. Five trials are expected to be completed during 2010, three during 2011, and the remaining case – that of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic – should be completed in late 2012, with all appeals ended in 2013, apart from Mr. Karadžic’s which is estimated for completion in 2014. Mr. Robinson also stressed the need to set up a claims commission to compensate victims of the Balkan wars, noting that at present there is no effective mechanism for them to seek redress for their injuries although such a right is firmly rooted in international law. “I would therefore implore you to take official steps to support the establishment of such a claims compensation as a method of complementing the Tribunal’s work,” he said.The issue of fugitives was also a matter of major concern for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) trying suspected perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in which 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by extremist Hutus.Eleven suspects still remain at large, and court President Dennis Byron praised the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda for “their important contribution to the fight against impunity” by their prompt recent transfer of two alleged ringleaders, Grégoire Ndahimana and Idelphonse Nizeyimana respectively.But ICTR Prosecutor Hassan Jallow reported “no progress in the matter of cooperation” from Kenya in the case of Félicien Kabuga. “Repeated requests to the Government of Kenya for details of Kabuga’s reported departure from that country have gone unanswered for the past 12 months. This situation should not be allowed to continue,” he said. “Kenya should be required to comply with its legal obligations under the UN Charter and international law generally to give full cooperation to the ICTR and comply with its requests.” He voiced confidence that intensified tracking efforts and greater State cooperation might yield positive results in apprehending the remaining 11. But Mr. Byron, while noting “remarkable progress” in the trials over the past 15 years, also stressed the need for greater effort.“Significant work remains ahead before we can safely say that we have achieved our mandate and prosecuted and tried the principal perpetrators of the horrendous atrocities committed in Rwanda in 1994,” he said.Twenty countries were participating in the Council debate on the tribunals. read more

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Syria UN official voices concern about lack of humanitarian access

Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, issued a statement in which she voiced particular concern about the southern city of Deraa and the coastal cities of Latakia, Jablah, Baniyas and Douma.Media reports say large numbers of protesters have been killed or detained in recent weeks as Syrian security forces respond to peaceful demonstrators that are part of a broader uprising across North Africa and the Middle East.In her statement Ms. Amos noted that while her office has no confirmation of the number of people detained, injured or killed, “we remain concerned about alleged human rights violations.”A planned humanitarian mission by her office to Deraa on Sunday has not taken place, “despite repeated requests to the Syrian authorities for access,” the Emergency Relief Coordinator said.“The main objective of the mission was to independently assess the situation and plan a response if needed.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also spoken out in recent weeks about the situation in Syria and underlined the need for an independent investigation into the killings.Ms. Amos said she was alarmed by reports of the deployment of tanks and the shelling of residential areas in some cities.“In addition, ongoing security operations may be preventing the provision of basic social services,” she said, citing the suspension and limited delivery of assistance to schools, clinics and community centres from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as worrying.“Of particular concern are reports that many wounded do not seek help in hospitals for fear of reprisals.” 10 May 2011The United Nations relief chief today expressed her concern about the lack of humanitarian access to parts of Syria, including key cities where many protesters have reportedly been killed after clashing with security forces. read more

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Lankan refugees arrive in LA

While waiting for asylum, Mrs Niranjani gave birth to a girl in December at Dubai’s Latifa Hospital.“Our children will get a better life,” she said. “We want a life of peace and no war. We have been praying for this.”Babar Baloch, a spokesman for UNHCR, said the refugees’ departure was arranged by the International Organisation for Migration. Five days later their boat broke down and they had to be rescued by the Singaporean ship Pinnacle Bliss, which was en route to Jebel Ali. “I hope God won’t test us again and will give us a good life finally,” Mrs Kansaropan said. “It is better for us to die than return to Sri Lanka. We are lucky for this new lease of life but sadly our children won’t be with us.”Many of them had been living in India, which lacks refugee laws, for several years before trying to make it to Australia. Once they are in the US, they can apply for permanent residency after five years if they have committed no crimes.Meanwhile, the 19 remaining say they will die if they are sent back to Sri Lanka.“We don’t know when we can leave,” said Akaliniyan, who was using a pseudonym. “We hope this ordeal will end soon.“If we go back to Sri Lanka, we will not remain alive. We don’t need any comforts or luxury. We are happy to live anywhere. But in our country, we will die every day.”Mr Baloch said the UNHCR was continuing efforts to find long-term solutions for them outside the UAE.“According to our staff, the refugees are being well looked after and are being attended by the UAE Red Crescent,” he said. “They receive three hot meals a day with full access to health care and sanitation facilities.”Kulasegaram Geetharthanan, a lawyer with Jein Solicitors in the UK, has submitted asylum applications to several consulates in Dubai on their behalf – including Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the UK.Geetharthanan said the refugees, who were housed near the Jebel Ali port, needed to be able to contact loved ones at home and a counselor.“A telephone or fax facility would help them contact their family,” he said. “This would make them feel more safe when they can share emotions with people they know.“There is also need for a counselor to provide regular psychological support. Their mental state is not good because they are away from family and we need to get a counselor to talk to them, at least on the phone. When the group arrived in Dubai on October 23, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) notified the UAE of their presence.Although the Emirates is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and not legally obliged to allow refugees to stay, they were allowed to disembark and the UN agency was granted access to determine the legitimacy of their claims for asylum. “Authorities in the US will handle refugees that have been accepted for resettlement,” Baloch said. Eleven Sri Lankan refugees have arrived in Los Angeles to begin their new lives after receiving care in the UAE for six months, The National in the UAE reported.“We can now lead a life without fear and don’t have to live as refugees anymore,” said Sivabalan Niranjani, 35, of the harrowing journey that ended when she landed in Dubai. She arrived in the US with her husband and two children yesterday. Of the 46 who arrived in Dubai, including Naranjani’s baby, seven were sent back by the UN as they were deemed not to be in need of international protection.The National said that eight were sent to Sweden and one went to the US earlier. After another 11 left for the US yesterday, 19 are left in the UAE to continue their wait.Shanta Kansaropan, 35, was also among the US group. She said three of her children, her mother and her brother all died while trying to flee Sri Lanka for India in 2009. Niranjani was seven months pregnant when she and 44 others set sail from India by boat last October to seek asylum in Australia. read more

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Qatar PM and Karunanayake discuss impact of Gulf crisis

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, and the accompanying delegation, in Doha and discussed the crisis in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani also met Ravi Karunanayake, and the accompanying delegation. Talks  dealt with relations between Qatar and Sri Lanka and means of enhancing them in addition to the latest developments in the region, the Gulf Times reported Talks dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them in addition to issues of common concern.The Foreign Minister briefed his Lankan counterpart on the latest developments in the Gulf crisis and the illegal measures taken against Qatar. (Colombo Gazette)

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Security Council extends UN mission in Afghanistan for another year

Stressing the urgent need to tackle ongoing challenges in Afghanistan including the fight against narcotics, terrorist threats and timely preparation for elections, the Security Council today unanimously extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the country for another 12 months through 24 March 2006.In Resolution 1589, the 15-member body called on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to continue to help facilitate parliamentary, provincial and district elections, scheduled for 18 September, with the broadest possible participation, and urged the donor community to promptly make available the necessary funding.Stressing the importance of security for credible elections, it called upon Member States to contribute personnel, equipment and other resources to support the expansion of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the establishment of provincial reconstruction teams to coordinate closely with UNAMA and the Afghan Government.Welcoming the Government’s efforts so far to implement its national drug control strategy, the resolution supported the fight against illicit trafficking of drugs and precursors within Afghanistan and in neighbouring States, including increased cooperation among them to strengthen anti-narcotic controls to curb the flow.The Council action followed receipt on Monday of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s latest report in which he stressed that Afghanistan will need sustained international help way beyond September’s elections, which mark formal completion of the Bonn accord that set up the country’s transitional phase after the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001.Mr. Annan noted that a number of post-conflict peace-building tasks had yet to be fulfilled, including the restoration of countrywide security, full resettlement of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), the rehabilitation of key economic and social infrastructure and the establishment of functional state institutions across the country. read more

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Sales of new US homes dip 46 per cent in February after

WASHINGTON – Sales of new homes fell in February after climbing to the highest level in more than four years in January.Sales of new homes dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 411,000 in February, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That is a decline of 4.6 per cent from the January level of 431,000, which had been the strongest sales pace since September 2008.The decline in February still left sales 12.3 per cent higher than a year ago. While sales remain below the 700,000 level considered healthy, the housing recovery is gaining strength and is starting to look sustainable. Steady job creation and near record-low mortgage rates are spurring sales.The median price of a new home sold in February was $246,800, up 2.9 per cent from a year ago.By region of the country, sales were up only in the Midwest, which saw a 13.7 per cent increase. Sales fell in every other region, led by a 13.3 per cent drop in the Northeast, where severe winter weather likely dampened activity. Sales were down 9.7 per cent in the South and fell 2.1 per cent in the West.Last week, the National Association of Realtors reported that sales of previously owned homes rose 0.8 per cent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million units. That was the fastest sales pace since November 2009 when a temporary home buyer tax credit had boosted sales.The rise in demand is helping to boost sales and prices in most markets. Low inventories have been a problem but the Realtors reported a gain in the number of homes on the market at the end of February compared to January. It was the first monthly rise in inventories of previously owned homes since April although the increase still left the total 19 per cent below a year ago.But analysts saw the increase as a hopeful sign that more homeowners are gaining confidence in the housing recovery and becoming willing to put their homes up for sale, helping to alleviate an inventory squeeze which had held back sales in many markets.Low inventories are just one of several constraints. First-time home buyers are viewed as critical to any sustainable housing recovery, but their numbers are still below healthy levels. They made up 30 per cent of existing home sales in February, still well below the 40 per cent that is typical in a healthy market.Since the housing bubble burst more than six years ago, banks have imposed tighter credit conditions and required larger down payments. Those changes have left many would-be buyers unable to qualify for the super-low mortgage rates which have been spurred by the Federal Reserve’s efforts to ease credit as a way to give the economy a boost.Rising demand for homes has encouraged builders to boost construction. Builders started work at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 910,000 in February, the second fastest pace since June 2008. Applications for building permits rose to 946,000, the highest level since June 2008. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2013 10:06 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sales of new US homes dip 4.6 per cent in February after hitting 4-year high in January read more

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Review BlackBerry Classic designed with old Bold Curve users in mind

Review: BlackBerry Classic designed with old Bold, Curve users in mind BlackBerry is reaching back to its “CrackBerry” heyday in hopes of winning back customers who once were among the smartphone company’s most loyal users. The BlackBerry Classic is designed to look and work like an updated version of the Bold 9900, which became the company’s best-selling device when it was released in 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2014 8:01 am MDT TORONTO – Attention BlackBerry Curve and Bold users: BlackBerry wants you to ditch your ancient phone and upgrade to something familiar yet new.With the new BlackBerry Classic, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company is targeting the “millions and millions” of loyal customers still clinging onto their antiquated, not-quite-smart phones.The beleaguered company has already said it no longer intends to compete with Apple and Android phone-makers in the increasingly cutthroat consumer smartphone market.It has now turned its attention to corporate customers, and with the Classic, is being even more specific in honing in on BlackBerry users who have had their old, outdated phones for way too long.The Classic was designed to be the spitting image of the Bold 9900, which was released in 2011, already a couple of years into BlackBerry’s staggering decline.The Bold was competing against the likes of the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II. While it couldn’t turn the company around, the phone did have its fans. Kim Kardashian recently made headlines for proclaiming it was still her phone of choice. She said she’s been buying backups on eBay because she can’t imagine living without it.BlackBerry bills the Classic as being like a Bold but modernized, with better hardware and software. The 3.5-inch screen is 60 per cent larger than the Bold 9900’s display and BlackBerry claims the battery lasts 50 per cent longer than the old Bold’s.The Classic runs the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which befuddled many longtime BlackBerry users when the new software was launched last year.BlackBerry has conceded that some of its hardcore users simply aren’t up for trying to learn the swiping gestures used to navigate BlackBerry 10.So the company has brought back the trackpad and top row of keyboard keys that were familiar to Bold users but nixed in the design of the Q10 keyboard-based phone.“(BlackBerry 10) was too different,” admits Michael Clewley, director of handheld software product management.One of the keys allows users to go back to the home screen without having to use a swipe gesture.“If the user is starting to feel a little bit lost … they have the escape parachute to get back to the home screen,” Clewley says.BlackBerry is hoping the confusing-to-some gesture system was the reason the Q10 wasn’t largely adopted by old Bold users.Outside of the trackpad, new keyboard keys, and a slightly larger screen, there’s not much of an upgrade between the Q10 and the Classic.But the Classic is certainly a huge leap forward compared to an old Curve or Bold.It has a web browser that actually works with virtually any website, access to far more apps — although still just a tiny number compared to what’s available on other platforms — and most importantly, a keyboard that makes typing emails a breeze.There’s still a bit of a learning curve to adjust to BlackBerry 10 but there’s a tutorial that users are guided through when they first turn on the phone.If the Classic can’t convince BlackBerry stalwarts to finally upgrade their old phone, perhaps nothing will.The Classic will be available starting Wednesday for $50 with a two-year contract or $499 unlocked directly from BlackBerry. read more

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Looming World Cup adds extra significance to 2018s last ODI series

Mustafizur Rahman is congratulated by his team-mates AFPESPNcricinfo-The two teams playing in the last ODI series of 2018 have much left to do, even if it is just three matches. For Bangladesh, it will be an opportunity to finish another strong calendar year in this format, particularly since their resurrection in 2015. Their opponents in the three-match ODI series starting on Sunday are West Indies who are looking for a break from their 50-over woes of the last five years, which forced them to play the World Cup qualifier this year.Bangladesh’s win percentage of 64.71 is the third-best by any team this year, behind England and India. It is nearly as good as their resurgent 2015 when they won 72.22% of their matches and were behind only Australia’s 78.95%.The only two blemishes this year for Bangladesh, according to their ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza, have been the two losses in finals: against Sri Lanka in the January tri-series at home and the Asia Cup final against India.“We have a high win percentage this year barring the two tournament finals,” Mashrafe said on the eve of the series-opener in Dhaka. “It would have been ideal to win the Asia Cup final. We would like to finish the year well, especially given the challenges early next year. We have more chances to win when all departments click together, especially our batting. A lot depends on how this wicket behaves; if it helps the batsmen, it will be challenging for the bowlers. Judging the wicket would be important.”The progress Bangladesh have made as an ODI side is apparent when you compare their current numbers with how they did between 2010 and 2014. During that period, they were among the bottom five teams in terms of win-loss ratio (0.59) and win percentage (36.14%). Since the start of 2015, they have been among the top five in both counts: 1.29 and 53.45%.Compared to Bangladesh, West Indies’ form has run in the opposite direction, with their win percentage going from 40.40 in the 2010-2014 period to 27.27 since the start of 2015. They haven’t won an ODI series since since August 25, 2014, when they beat Bangladesh at home.Rovman Powell, West Indies’ stand-in captain, believes he has seen signs of progress during their ODI series in India where they won one and tied another match in the five-match series.“It is true that we haven’t won an ODI series in a long time,” Powell said. “The guys are upbeat and raring to go. No better opportunity to change it [than] in Bangladesh. We have played some lovely cricket in India but we didn’t get the results that we wanted. A few series before the World Cup, it will be good to get the series win under our belt. It will give us confidence going into the World Cup also.”Perhaps West Indies need to take a leaf or two out of Bangladesh’s formula of greater stability by trusting a core group of senior players, while at the same time giving some of the younger players sustained opportunities to succeed and fail, so that at some point they become consistent performers. Bangladesh haven’t been entirely lucky finding those young players, but Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan and, to some extent, Soumya Sarkar have been success stories in the last four years.For starters, West Indies must ask more of their senior batsmen like Marlon Samuels, Kieran Powell and the returning Darren Bravo to give them good starts and ensure younger players like Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope can bat around them.Bangladesh, meanwhile, will hope that their five senior players continue to lead in their individual areas, and let the likes of Mustafizur, Mehidy and Soumya thrive with an open mind. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRussell returns to West Indies ODI squad for first time since 2015July 17, 2018In “latest news”Mathews removed as ODI captain, Chandimal takes overSeptember 24, 2018In “latest news”Chris Gayle back in West Indies squad to face England in ODI seriesFebruary 7, 2019In “latest news” read more

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Metallurgical success in China

first_imgIM‘s December issue includes major features on consultants. Metallurgical consultants, of course, play a major role in determining the viability or not of projects. Its all very well to have the ore, but can the valuable constituents be extracted. Their work can also enhance project economics. For instance, Leyshon Resources expects to be able to produce a high grade zinc concentrate as well as gold and silver metal from a single ore type at its Zheng Guang project in Heilongjiang, northeast China. Independent metallurgical consultancy Metallurg of Australia reported on the latest test program on the proposed gold and zinc flotation circuit undertaken by AMMTEC (Australian Metallurgical & Mineral Testing Consultants) of Western Australia.Recovery of gold from sulphide ore has improved from 84% to 87% based on the leaching of gold and silver metal from a high grade concentrate produced from the proposed whole of ore flotation circuit. Further grinding and flotation of the same concentrate produced a saleable zinc concentrate grading 47% zinc at a recovery of 87% zinc. The results confirm that there will be no requirement for mining and treating separate ore types; meaning that a single gold/zinc sulphide ore can be supplied to the plant. This will have considerable benefits in terms of grade control and lower mining costs as larger volumes of ore can be mined without incurring the difficulty of separating the ore types.Metallurgical test work is ongoing to further refine the results achieved to date and confirm the proposed process design. Gold and silver recovery from the near surface oxide and transition ores oxide treated through a proposed conventional CIL circuit have previously been reported at 89% and 74% respectively. Managing Director Paul Atherley: “We are delighted with these results. The ability to bulk mine a single ore type and produce gold, silver metal with a saleable high grade zinc concentrate is very encouraging. It will also be a very straightforward process route to allow the company to bring to bear the full benefits of low Chinese capital and operating costs to the project.”last_img read more

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Half naked survivors sit along muddy roads quivering in the rain waiting

first_imgALMOST 400 PEOPLE were killed by an earthquake in China yesterday.More than 18,000 rescuers were deployed in the disaster zone in the southwestern province of Yunnan, where nearly 80,000 houses were destroyed and 124,000 more seriously damagedThe Yunnan province civil affairs office said 398 people had been confirmed killed and 1,801 injured.The official news agency, Xinhua, said its reporters “saw drenched survivors sit along the muddy roads waiting for food and medication. Some half-naked survivors were quivering in the rain”.Response The 6.5 magnitude earthquake has caused substantial damage in Ludian County.Aftershocks and landslides are continuing to cause damage in the area and limit rescue workers’ access. In many areas, rescue workers and emergency responders have been forced to access quake-hit areas on foot.Heavy rainfall is also forecast in the coming days, and could further complicate the response.Bodies that are recovered from the rubble are being placed across muddy pathways wrapped in dirty blankets as the roads are blocked and so they cannot be moved.Volunteers from across China are heading to Yunnan to assist. In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, rescuers transport an injured man after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province Source: APGovernment authorities are leading the overall response.Plan International is also deploying a rapid assessment team to assist the government response to the earthquake.Plan has been working in China since 1995 helping children to access their rights to health, education, livelihoods and protection.Sven Coppens is Plan’s Country Director in China, he said:The full extent of the damage, casualties, and scale of the emergency are still being assessed.Plan’s rapid assessment team is expected to reach Ludian County by this evening, subject to accessibility and damage to infrastructure.The rapid assessment will begin immediately and be coordinated with the government and other NGOs participating in the response.Additional reporting AFP.Read: Earthquake hits “highly vulnerable” region of southwest China>last_img read more

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Jusquà 7 de nos gènes proviendraient des Dénisoviens cousins de Néandertal

first_imgJusqu’à 7% de nos gènes proviendraient des Dénisoviens, cousins de Néandertal Selon une recherche publiée hier aux Etats-Unis, le système immunitaire des humains aurait été renforcé par la reproduction croisée entre les Neandertaliens et leurs cousins, les Dénisoviens, qui ont tous deux émigré hors du continent africain.C’est en 2010 qu’ont été découvertes, à Denisova, en Russie, les traces (l’os d’un doigt et une dent) des anciens cousins des Néandertaliens, baptisés depuis les Dénisoviens. Or, le séquençage ADN réalisé sur l’os a permis de déterminer que certains humains modernes avaient hérité de 7% des gènes de cet ancêtre disparu contre seulement 4% de ceux du Néandertalien.Il y a 400.000 ans, les Dénisoviens et les Néandertaliens se sont séparés et ont tous deux quitté l’Afrique. Les premiers ont été en Europe et dans l’ouest de l’Asie tandis que les seconds se sont dirigés vers l’Asie de l’Est. Les ancêtres de l’homme moderne sont quant à eux, sortis d’Afrique il y a 65.000 ans et se sont rendus en Eurasie où ils ont rencontré leurs cousins Dénisoviens et Néandertaliens.Selon une étude publiée hier dans la revue Science, aux Etats-Unis, des croisements entre ces deux ancêtres seraient alors intervenus et auraient permis à l’Homme d’hériter de gènes qui ont stimulé son système immunitaire. Les gènes en question, appelés HLA, sont déterminants pour notre organisme puisqu’ils sont chargés d’identifier et de détruire les agents pathogènes.Des gènes qui éclairent sur l’histoire de l’HommeÀ lire aussiL’axolotl, cet étonnant animal capable de se régénérer, révèle ses secretsComme l’explique Laurent Abi-Rached, un chercheur français à la faculté de médecine de l’Université Stanford et principal auteur de ces travaux, ces gènes comptent parmi les plus variables et adaptables dans notre génome car l’évolution rapide des virus nécessite une grande capacité de réaction et d’adaptation. “Le système de gènes HLA avec sa diversité de variantes est un peu comme une loupe” car il fournit beaucoup plus de détails sur l’histoire des populations que les familles typiques de gènes, rapporte Sciences et Avenir.”Ces croisements n’ont pas été que des événements fortuits sans conséquence, ils ont apporté quelque chose d’utile au patrimoine génétique de l’homme moderne”, commente Peter Parham, professeur de biologie à l’Université Stanford, qui a dirigé la recherche. Le transfert de gènes des Dénisoviens aux hommes modernes a laissé la plus forte fréquence d’une variante des gènes HLA (HLA-B) dans les populations d’Asie occidentale, l’endroit le plus probable où se sont retrouvés les humains et les Dénisoviens.Une fréquence variable selon les continents D’autres variantes du groupe de gènes HLA (HLA-A) représentent jusqu’à 64% des gènes dans les populations d’Asie de l’Est et d’Océanie, avec la plus forte fréquence en Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée. Les chercheurs ont cependant découvert que ces variantes étaient très fréquentes chez les Européens et les Asiatiques mais rares chez les Africains. Selon eux, la moitié de ces variantes du gène HLA ont été héritées des croisements avec les Néandertaliens et les Dénisoviens. Pour les Asiatiques, cette proportion atteint 80% et 95% chez les Papouasiens.Le 26 août 2011 à 13:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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