Diego Maradona: Surgery on brain successful, says doctor | Football News

first_img“The steps now are observation, but it is controlled. It will depend on how he does. It is not highly complex, but it is still brain surgery.”- Advertisement – Mauricio Pochettino reminisces on sharing a room with Maradona and how his charismatic personality reminds him of former PSG teammate Ronaldinho He was later transferred to the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aries to undergo surgery on a subdural hematoma – an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.“I was able to evacuate the hematoma successfully and Diego tolerated the surgery very well,” said Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s neurosurgeon and personal physician. Diego Maradona of Argentina
10 Jun 1986: Portrait of Diego Maradona of Argentina during the World Cup match against Bulgaria at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. Argentina won the match 2-0. Diego MaradonaImage:Maradona was initially admitted to hospital on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration Maradona last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak. 5:20 The hematoma was likely to have been caused by an accident, Luque added, although Maradona has said he does not remember the event.Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, currently coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.He had initially self-isolated after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus, the country’s state-run news agency Telam reported last Tuesday.- Advertisement – Diego Maradona has undergone successful brain surgery, the Argentina legend’s doctor has confirmed.Maradona, 60, was initially admitted to the Ipensa Clinic in La Plata, Argentina on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors player has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career.The former Napoli striker was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight.In 2007, he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.last_img read more

Did the French Revolution Evolve by Natural Selection?

first_imgEvolutionists are off the rails, applying Darwinian theory to matters of the mind and intellectual history.If it’s been awhile since you heard anything about the French Revolution of 1789-1793, here’s a brief refresher. It was bad; really bad. It represented the collapse of a government into chaos and anarchy, with heads rolling everywhere (literally). Mob rule fueled by radical-leftist totalitarians gave the world a glimpse of dictatorships to come. Hanne Nabintu Herland, writing in an article on WND, describes some of the horrors at the height of the revolution:Under the French revolutionary leader, Maximilien de Robespierre, guillotines were set up on almost every street corner in Paris. The little that was left of order now fell apart. People were executed at the smallest hint of opposition; orgies were organized in churches as a direct move by radicals to spite religion. Robespierre summarized his totalitarian logic, stating that there are only two types of people in France, the people and their enemies. Anyone who opposed the revolution was to be eliminated. Priests and the well-educated were beheaded and killed by the thousands without trials or examining evidence; their bodies were thrown into the streets. Nobody cared about the rule of law in the midst of this so-called glorious revolution. And it was profoundly anti-religious. Churches were locked up; priests demeaned and killed. The French Revolution meant the end of religious freedom in France. A new tyranny had begun – a “democratic” tyranny.And yet this followed the so-called “French Enlightenment,” in which deists and atheists wrote passionate works demanding the authority of “reason” and “evidence,” promising a golden age of “liberty, equality, and fraternity” for all, once society had freed itself from the shackles of religious tradition. Robespierre is said to have justified the executions with the proverb, “To make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs” (one of the worst analogies in history). Whose omelette? Who appointed him the cook? And who wants to eat an omelette with blood in it? That kind of attitude would be used by Lenin, Stalin and Mao.Herland says that order was not returned until Napoleon seized power and re-instituted the rule of law, including religious toleration, restoring some semblance of order.The French Revolution was profoundly different from the American Revolution, which did usher in an age of “liberty and justice for all” based not on equality of outcome, but equality of opportunity. It also sprang from the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, with its “self-evident” truth that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights. For a comparison of American and French ideals, see Dennis Prager explain “The American Trinity” of values. Fortunately, the French have learned a lot from America after Napoleon, and France is today one of America’s best allies in the free world.The Darwinian Takeover of HistoryWith that refresher in mind, look at what some Darwin-drunk eggheads at Indiana University came up with. In their paper in the elite Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), they apply biological evolution to explain the French Revolution. This is not a joke; you can read the open-access paper yourself.Our mapping of the French Revolution’s turbulent early days in terms of the creation, sharing, and destruction of word-use patterns complements existing studies of specific ideas (much as evolutionary biology analyzes both mechanisms of transmission/selection and the particular phenotypes for which an environment selects).Could they just be using evolutionary biology as an analogy? They can’t possibly mean this, can they? Look at the Conclusion of the paper:The history of human culture is more than just the rise and fall of particular ideas. It is also the emergence of new information-processing mechanisms and media, and roles that individuals and institutions play in creating and propagating these ideas through time. In the language of biological evolution, we must understand not only the characteristics for which an environment selects but the strength of that selection over time and the shifting and heterogeneous nature of the transmission mechanisms.The figure in the paper shows a plot of novel ideas surviving through time in the same manner as novel traits in a population of organisms. They treat the members of committees, the writers of pamphlets, and debaters just like they would bacteria in a test tube or ants in an ant farm, watching which innovations “emerge” to carry the evolution forward. They treat the words of the revolutionaries as “patterns” that mutate and evolve.A press release from Indiana University shows photos of the two main suspects perpetrating this latest Darwin fraud, Rebecca Spang and Alexander Barron. “Adopting analytical tools to track word-use patterns, they found the French Revolution’s principles, ideals and goals emerged and evolved in the assembly’s speeches and debates.” Is there no area of human inquiry safe from Darwin’s Stuff Happens Law?Readers should take notice that this paper is completely amoral. There are no condemnations of Robespierre or the horrific executions and terrors of the French Revolution. It’s just stuff that happened according to the aimless meanderings of the blind evolutionary process.Are we too harsh to call these eggheads the perpetrators of a fraud? Maybe we are not harsh enough. Why? Because their approach is nothing less than the death-knell of all science, all history, and all reason. With their self-deluded, self-refuting approach to knowledge, the Age of Reason evolves into the Rage of Un-reason.To see why, let’s have another set of Darwin eggheads apply the same method to them. Rebecca Spang and Alexander Barron, with their bad case of the Yoda Complex delusion, were the chief perpetrators of the PNAS fraud, so let them become the lab rats now. With some skillful manipulation of symbols in fancy-looking equations and charts, the new eggheads could treat the writings of Spang and Barron like memes of a population that is evolving. Nothing about the content of their PNAS paper would matter any more, would it? The new scientists would look at Spang and Barron like bacteria, or ants, that come up once in awhile with new memes that succeed better than other memes. Maybe a turn of phrase, or a random mutation in a thought, or some other pattern, gets selected and survives. Then, the anteaters at the journal manipulate which ants get eaten and which ones get published—because they, too, are a population evolving by natural selection (in this case, predatory journal editors). You can continue this infinite regress; it’s turtles all the way down.But could their argument be true? True? Ha ha ha ha, you dolt. What is truth? The only truth is that there is no truth! Everything evolves, and this paper will go extinct by chance just like everything else in this pointless universe [cue sound of implosion].Dear reader, do you see why Darwinism must be laughed off the stage once and for all? It leads to the destruction of reason—indeed, of all human inquiry. With the totalitarian Darwinists in control, knowledge marches to the guillotine. Don’t like it? Too bad. Stuff happens.Exercise tough love. Give these mutant scholars some books by C.S. Lewis to read. (Visited 294 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Be informed about 2019 dicamba requirements

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is reminding farmers of revised labels and new training requirements for applicators who intend to use dicamba herbicide products this year. In October 2018, U.S. EPA approved revised labels for the three dicamba products that are labeled for use on soybeans: Engenia (BASF), XtendiMax (Monsanto) and FeXapan (DuPont).“Like any other product, we want to ensure licensed applicators are properly following label directions as they get ready for this growing season,” said Matt Beal, chief of the ODA Division of Plant Health. “This not only helps ensure the safe use of pesticides, it also helps prevent misuse and mishandling.”The manufacturers of these dicamba products also agreed to additional requirements for their products. Some of the requirements include:2019 labels supersede all prior labels for these products. Applicators must obtain a copy of the new label and must have that label in their possession at the time of useOnly certified applicators may purchase and apply the products. Those operating under the supervision of a certified applicator may no longer purchase or apply.Anyone who mixes, loads or cleans dicamba application equipment must become licensed.ODA will host additional “Dicamba Ag Only” exams in February and March for those looking to become a certified applicator. Visit ohio.gov for more details.Applicators must complete dicamba-specific trainingIncreased recordkeeping requirementsWind speed restrictionsTemperature inversion restrictionsSensitive/susceptible crop consultationSpray system equipment clean-out.Applicators looking for a list of ODA-approved trainings can visit www.agri.ohio.gov. For questions, applicators can contact the ODA Pesticide and Fertilizer Regulation Section at 614-728-6987 or pesticides@agri.ohio.gov.last_img read more

No permanent winners or losers in history: Guha

first_imgNoted historian and writer Ramchandra Guha said on Thursday that history has taught us that there are no permanent winners or losers, but the wheel turns. Delivering a keynote address on ‘History beyond chauvinism’ at the inaugural session of the 8th edition of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) on Thursday evening, Mr. Guha said there were four types of chauvinisms that regulated history — discipline, source material, ideology and nationality.Explaining the chauvinism of discipline, Mr. Guha cited his own research work on the Chipko movement and said that history was a good blend of social science and literature and was never one dimensional. For the chauvinism of source material, he said historians must stop restricting themselves to government documents alone and instead study, among other sources, newspapers, which according to him, provided a wealth of social history as “people speak through them”.“Historians cannot have political or religious leanings,” Mr. Guha warned while explaining the chauvinism of ideology. He cited the example of how a Marxist historian is not a real historian because of his/her political ideology.He advised historians to guard against arrogance, and opined that history is a conversation in which a historian must be prepared to know that person coming after her\him will write better, be more reliable and less chauvinistic.Earlier, Mini Krishnan, Editor, Translations, at the Oxford University Press in her keynote address on ‘The hinge of integration — translation’ argued that greater integration was possible through translations in a diverse country like India. .last_img read more

London Olympics: Men’s archery team knocked out

first_imgThe Indian men’s archery team was knocked out of the Olympic Games after losing to Japan in a tense pre-quarterfinal shoot-off at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Saturday.The trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai, who had qualified bottom of the heap at 12th in the rankings round on Friday, were tied with their Japanese rivals at 214 after the regulation four rounds.But the threesome of Yu Ishizu, Hideki Kikuchi and Takaharu Furukawa edged the Indians 29-27 in the shoot-off in which each the archers shoot alternatively.The Indians would be much disappointed as they were leading by two points in regulation play before the Japanese equalised to force a tie-breaker.The three will now be seen in action in the individual eliminations rounds that will commence on Monday.All eyes will next be on the women’s team which will compete in the Eliminator on Sunday against Denmark. The women’s team was ranked ninth after preliminary round on Friday.last_img read more

Vote Now DoSomethingorg Announces Nominees For Celebs Gone Good

first_imgDoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change announces voting for its 8th annual Celebs Gone Good list honoring celebrities who use their platform for social good.Beginning today, fans can vote for the celebrity they believe has done the most good at CelebsGoneGood.com. Fans can vote once per day until December 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The list of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2015, Top 5 Celebs to Watch, and Top 5 Internet Celebs will be released on Tuesday, December 29.“Doing good isn’t a fleeting trend,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, Chief Marketing Officer at DoSomething.org. “Standing for something, participating in a movement, and using your voice for social change is an integral part of being a celebrity. With Celebs Gone Good, we’re applauding celebs who recognize the power of their platform to spark change and rally their fans worldwide to take action on important issues.”Taylor Swift has topped the list for the past three years and other celebrities that have made the list include Beyoncé, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga, and more.The winners of Celebs Good Good, Celebs to Watch, and Internet Celebs are compiled as a result of a three-part methodology: votes from the public, celebrities’ STARmeter ranking on Internet Movie Database, and input from industry experts.For more information about Celebs Gone Good, visit CelebsGoneGood.com.last_img read more

GLENDALE Ariz — If you look at the Arizona Cardi

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. — If you look at the Arizona Cardinals’ roster you’ll find two receivers with the last name “Brown.” Incidentally, their first names also begin with the letter J. But while John Brown, a third-round pick out of Pittsburg State is the talk of training camp, it is actually Jaron Brown who has experienced some success in an NFL game. The latter Brown appeared in all 16 games for the Cardinals last season, catching 11 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown. Modest numbers, yes, but the 6-foot-2 wideout from Clemson who ran a 4.43 40-yard dash at his pro day before going undrafted did enough to earn a spot in this year’s training camp.“It was a great experience, coming in and making the team,” Brown said of 2013. “Got the chance to play a little bit, mainly on special teams. It was a good experience.”Unfortunately for Brown, that experience will only get him so far. Brown is one of 10 receivers currently in Cardinals camp, and while it’s a given Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Ted Ginn, Jr. and John Brown will make the team, nothing is guaranteed for the rest of the group. “It’s a competition all the time, and that’s something I’m ready to face,” Brown, who finished his collegiate career with 87 receptions for 1,186 yards and eight touchdowns, said. “Pretty much competition throughout my whole life, so it’s good.”The initial depth chart ahead of Saturday’s preseason opener with the Houston Texans was a step in the right direction for Brown, as he is listed with the second team behind Michael Floyd. Of course, the team you see now will most certainly be different than the one that lines up in the regular season opener against the San Diego Chargers, meaning there is still plenty of work to do. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Not that he doesn’t still have plenty to work on.“Personally, probably get better with my blocking, that was piss poor,” he said. “Get better at my blocking and better with my route running. Simple things with that, catching and everything. Those things I’m trying to work on every day.”John Brown may be earning the headlines, but he’s not the only player of that name making plays in Cardinals camp. And unlike the rookie, Jaron Brown has already experienced success in the NFL.Now he’s looking to earn a chance for more. – / 13 But for now, he’s doing everything he needs to do to earn a spot.“J.B. has picked up where he left off last year,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “He missed most of the spring with that hamstring; he was having a great OTAs until he pulled the hamstring. But he’s one of those guys that he’s fast, he’s smart and he’s physical. So he can play on special teams. He made his niche on (special) teams. Very few wide receivers will get in the middle of kickoff coverage and fly in there and throw your face in the fan, and he’s one of them. That’s one of the things that separates those guys to make the roster.“And he’s been catching deep balls every day. Every day, ‘Whoops, there goes J.B. again deep,’ and that’s a good thing.”It’s true. Rare is the practice session where Brown doesn’t make a nice catch, and while his grabs don’t generate nearly the same amount of buzz as his teammate with the same last name, his play has gotten him some positive attention from the coaches. A lot of his improvement may be due to the simple fact that it’s his second year in the league. Like most players, Brown said he has a better understanding of the playbook as well as how to properly run his routes and read the defense. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   last_img read more

Russian telco and mobile operator MegaFon has se

first_imgRussian telco and mobile operator, MegaFon, has selected Elemental to help power its over-the-top MegaFon.TV service.MegaFon claims that its streamed TV offering has seen a sharp rise in subscribers from 10,000 to more than 1.4 million over the past year and that it selected Elemental to ensure seamless delivery of the service.MegaFon selected a suite of Elemental video processing and delivery solutions, including Elemental Server for transcoding video-on-demand files and Elemental Live to compress streamed content. The Elemental systems are installed on the company’s premises in Moscow.“With Elemental’s solution, we have created a reliable and scalable OTT platform that enables us to seamlessly support the expectations of our expanding user base,” said Andrey Kushnarev, head of video streaming at MegaLabs, the development division of MegaFon.“It has proven its effectiveness during our three major seasonal advertising promotions that generated a huge increase in simultaneous connections to our OTT platform. As a result, we managed to significantly extend the number of paid subscriptions, and provided our clients with the constant OTT stream quality at any time.”last_img read more

Telefónicas Movistar will air the final of the E

first_imgTelefónica’s Movistar+ will air the final of the European Super Cup between Champions League winner Real Madrid and Europa League winner Atlético de Madrid, and has secured rights to air the La Liga 1|2|3 channel for Spain’s second division, completing its football offering.The pay TV service has yet to specify which channel it will use to air the Super Cup match between the two Spanish teams, which will take place on August 15 in Tallinn, Estonia.Movistar+ will now air La Liga 1|2|3 as part of its offering, meaning it will be able to present a complete line-up of Spanish football alongside Orange and Jazztel for the 2018-19 season.Top tier competition La Liga Santander and La Liga 1|2|3 will both kick off on August 17.In addition to top-tier Spanish football, Movistar+ has also secured rights to the Champions League and Europa League tournaments, previously held by Mediapro. It will also air coverage of Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and the English Premier League as part of its overall offering.last_img read more