25 Sep

Cadiz girl, 13, ‘raped’

first_imgAs of this writing, it was not yet confirmed if she was rapedpending the result of a medical examination. According to police investigation, thevictim, a Grade 8 student, was on her way to school when she was dragged to asugarcane plantation in the village and raped. It was around 6 a.m. Officers of the Cadiz City policestation conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after theincident./PN A passerby discovered the girl’s bodyand rushed her to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital inthis city. Police believed that the suspect useda stone to hit the victim. BACOLOD City – A 13-year-old girl wasallegedly raped in Barangay Magsaysay, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental onMonday.  The suspect was identified as thesecond cousin of the victim’s stepfather – whose name was withheld to protectthe victim’s identity. last_img read more

20 Sep

Fixture against Jordan important for team, says coach Constantine

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday said that the fixture against Jordan would prove to be extremely beneficial for the national football team.In their preparation for the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019 in UAE, India will clash swords with Jordan on November 17, in an attempt to experiment tactics and gain valuable experience going into the mega competition next year.The clash against Jordan comes on the back of a goalless draw against powerhouses China in October where India dished out a superb performance to catch Marcelo Lippi’s men in a stalemate.“We want to do well in our preparation for the AFC Asian Cup and the clash against Jordan will aid us in that as Jordan are a good side and they have a number of good players in their ranks”, Constantine said.“We need to play teams like Jordan leading up to the AFC Asian Cup where we would be under pressure. Even the game against China was the same where if you commit a mistake around the 18 yard box, you can easily concede. However, both sides are good technical sides and both will present different challenges.”“We have a plan that we would like to implement during the game and we have watched the teams a lot. We had watched China three to four times and we are prepared for the challenges that come our way,” he added. India departs for Jordan on Thursday after a three-day camp in the capital where 30 players were called by the coach including 18-year-old FIFA U-17 World Cupper Komal Thatal.However, the Indian ranks will be without the presence of talismanic Sunil Chhetri who has been ruled out of the tie due to an ankle injury.“Sunil missing for the clash against Jordan is a big blow for us. He is a great player and has been fantastic for us. He is one of those players that is irreplaceable but somebody has to take his place for the match against Jordan.“However it is a great opportunity for young players to step up and although you cannot find a player of his calibre and class we need to see if the young player step up and take this opportunity.“We need to find somebody who will be there when we don’t have Sunil Chhetri so that there is no void left in the team,” Stephen explained.India are in Group A of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 alongside hosts UAE, Thailand and Bahrain and face Thailand in their opening match on January 06, 2019.Complementing the Indian backline, Stephen said: “We would be under pressure in the AFC Asian Cup and our backline has been pretty stable. We want to put out the best team in the AFC Asian Cup to win taking into consideration the factors of the other teams and their quality.” (IANS) Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

3 Jan

Steven N’Zonzi leaving Stoke for Sevilla in £7million deal

first_imgSteven N’Zonzi will complete a move to Sevilla this week, talkSPORT understands.The midfielder has made it clear he wants to quit Stoke this summer to enhance his chances of making the France squad for Euro 2016.The current Europa League champions’ original bid of £3m was rejected by the Potters, but the Spaniards have now met their £7m valuation.Mark Hughes did not want to lose the 26-year-old – his side’s Player of the Year last season – but the club had little choice but to cash-in with N’Zonzi having just a year left on his deal.Sevilla are now putting the finishing touches to the deal for the Frenchman and hope to unveil him as their new signing later this week. Steven N’Zonzi in action for Stoke 1last_img read more

20 Jul

Baby marmosets learn to talk just like we do

first_img Baby marmosets learn to ‘talk’ just like we do Iuliia Timofeeva/Shutterstock 00:0000:0000:00 By Virginia MorellMay. 25, 2017 , 12:00 PM Baby marmosets learn to make their calls by trying to repeat their parents’ vocalizations, scientists report today in Current Biology. Humans were thought to be the only primate with vocal learning—the ability to hear a sound and repeat it, considered essential for speech. When our infants babble, they make apparently random sounds, which adults respond to with words or other sounds; the more this happens, the faster the baby learns to talk.To find out whether marmosets (Callithrix jacchus, pictured) do something similar, scientists played recordings of parental calls during a daily 30-minute session to three sets of newborn marmoset twins until they were 2 months old (roughly equivalent to a 2-year-old human). Baby marmosets make noisy guttural cries; adults respond with soft “phee” contact calls (listen to their calls below). Daniel Y The baby that consistently heard its parents respond to its cries learned to make the adult “phee” sound much faster than did its twin, the team found. It’s not yet known if this ability is limited to the marmosets; if so, the difference may be due to the highly social lives of these animals, where, like us, multiple relatives help care for babies.last_img read more