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Spain porn star held after man dies in toad venom ritual

first_imgTopics : “The police operation began following the victim’s death during the celebration of a mystic ritual based on the inhalation of venom of the bufo alvarius toad,” a police statement said. The toad, a rare species which is native to the Sonoran Desert, stretching from northern Mexico into California and Arizona, secretes venom containing a very powerful natural psychedelic substance known as 5-MeO-DMT. Its effects have been compared to ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogenic concoction from the Amazon consumed as part of a shamanic ritual. Following an 11-month inquiry, police arrested Vidal, one of his relatives and an employee on suspicion of manslaughter and crimes against public health.  Investigators said they had discovered such rituals were being carried regularly on grounds they offered medicinal benefits.But in reality, this “apparently harmless ancestral ritual” posed a “serious health risk”, luring people who were “easily influenced, vulnerable or who were seeking help for illnesses or addictions using alternative methods”.Local press said the ceremony took place in the country residence of Vidal, a media-savvy porn star in his mid-40s whose Twitter feed is full of ads for his 25-centimetre aromatic candles of the male genitalia, available in black, white or cerise. center_img A porn star has been arrested on manslaughter charges following a man’s death during a mystic ritual in which he inhaled psychedelic toad venom, Spanish police said Wednesday. Nacho Vidal was detained last week in the southeastern Valencia region in connection with the death of a man in July 2019.Media identified the victim as fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad. last_img read more

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Study links COVID-19 to rise in childhood type 1 diabetes

first_imgCases of type 1 diabetes among children in a small UK study almost doubled during the peak of Britain’s COVID-19 epidemic, suggesting a possible link between the two diseases that needs more investigation, scientists said on Tuesday.While the study is based on only a handful of cases, it is the first to link COVID-19 and new-onset type 1 diabetes in children, and doctors should be on the look-out, the Imperial College London researchers said.”Our analysis shows that during the peak of the pandemic the number of new cases of type 1 diabetes in children was unusually high in two of the hospitals [we studied] compared to previous years,” said Karen Logan, who co-led the study. “When we investigated further, some of these children had active coronavirus or had previously been exposed to the virus.”Logan said previous reports from China and Italy had noted that children were being diagnosed in hospitals with new-onset type 1 diabetes during the pandemic.This study, published in the Diabetes Care journal, analyzed data from 30 children in London hospitals diagnosed with new-onset type 1 diabetes during the first peak of the pandemic — around double the cases seen in this period in previous years.Twenty-one of the children were tested for COVID-19 or had antibody tests to see whether they had been exposed to the virus — and five tested positive for novel coronavirus infection.Type 1 diabetes causes insulin-producing cells in the pancreas to be destroyed, preventing the body from producing enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. The Imperial team said one possible explanation might be that the novel coronavirus’ spike protein might attack insulin-making cells in the pancreas.”More research is needed to establish whether there is a definitive link, … but in the meantime we hope clinicians will be mindful of this,” Logan said.  Topics :last_img read more

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Sex education lagging: poll

first_imgNZ Herald 30 December 2013Nearly three-quarters of New Zealanders feel that the Roast Busters case showed high school students needed to be taught about respectful attitudes to sex, not just the mechanics of sexual intercourse.Sex education and rape prevention came into the spotlight in October amid allegations against Auckland teenagers who boasted on the internet about having sex with drunk and underage girls.A Herald-DigiPoll survey showed 74.7 per cent of respondents believed high schools should teach more than the physical and medical aspects of sex and also emphasise respect for sexual partners.Following the Roast Busters scandal, Prime Minister John Key said the Government would have to tread carefully in expanding sex education in schools because some parents felt it would cut across their responsibilities and rights and others would feel that more education would keep young women safer and allow them to better understand their rights.It was a very delicate balance which had to be right, he said.Fewer than one in five people surveyed felt that shaping attitudes to sex was the sole domain of parents.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11179208last_img read more

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Vernon Hankins

first_imgMr. Harold “Vernon” Hankins, age 68, of Georgetown, Kentucky, entered this life on October 13, 1948, in Madison, Indiana, the son of the late, Harold Leland and Ruth Margaret (Alcorn) Hankins. He was raised in Moorefield, Indiana and was a 1966 graduate of the Vevay High School. Vernon was employed for Wood Concepts in Georgetown, Kentucky, retiring in 2012, after 28 years of service. Vernon enjoyed woodworking, fishing and attending flea markets. Vernon will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. Vernon passed away at 8:21 am, Friday, November 18, 2016, at the UK Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky.Vernon will be deeply missed by his sister: Hazel Rilki of Hoffman Estates, IL; his nieces: Julie Darbro and her husband: Tim of Vevay, IN, Beverly Gullion and her husband: H.L. of Vevay, IN and Robin Springer of Vevay, IN; his aunt: Agnes Hankins of Vevay, IN and his several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friendsHe was preceded in death by his parents: Harold Leland Hankins, died November 24, 1974 and Ruth Margaret (Alcorn) Hankins, died December 24, 2001 and his brother: Irvin Gene Hankins, died June 25, 1970.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Howard Wade, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Harold “Vernon” Hankins Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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South Korea women’s golf resumption draws world top-10 players: report

first_img Promoted ContentThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way15 Photos Of Amazingly Beautiful Mutations6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP9 Most Beautiful Women Of The XX Century7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Loading… Read Also: Golf: PGA says Ryder Cup without fans under considerationThe organisers “put the utmost priority on the safety of athletes and fans” and the details of the event will depend on the course of the outbreak, the KLPGA said in a statement.South Korea reported nine new cases on Monday — its fourth consecutive day of less than 20 new infections — taking the national total to 10,683. Professional women’s golf will resume in South Korea next month after a coronavirus hiatus, with a report Tuesday saying two of the world’s top 10 would seize the chance to return to competition.South Korea dominates the women’s game globally, with its best players gravitating towards the lucrative US-based LPGA tour, where they occupy three of the top six ranking spots and eight of the top 20.World number six Kim Sei-young will play on South Korea’s domestic tour, a report saidBut sport events around the world have been put on hold as the novel coronavirus has swept the globe with total cases nearing 2.5 million.South Korea once had the largest confirmed cases outside China but appears to have brought the outbreak under control with a huge “trace, test and treat” strategy.And government officials have said that outdoor sports events will now be allowed, with restrictions.The Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Championship is scheduled to be played over four days from May 14 in Yangju, east of Seoul.World number six Kim Sei-young and 10th-ranked Lee Jeong-eun will be part of the 144-strong field, Yonhap news agency reported.The tournament prize fund totals 2.3 billion won (US$1.8 million) with 160 million won for the winner.KLPGA officials were still discussing whether spectators would be allowed on the course, a representative told AFP, declining to confirm Kim or Lee’s participation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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2019 CAF Awards: Ighalo makes 10-man shortlist

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ten days after the Confederation of African Football announced the list of players nominated for the 2019 African Player of the Year, the governing body for African football on Wednesday pruned the list of candidates.AFCON 2019 top scorer, Odion Ighalo, is the only Nigerian player that made the latest 10-man shortlist, while the duo of Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Lille’s Victor Osimhen have been dropped in the running for the prize.Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala is among five players competing for the Women’s version of the award and she has to see off the challenge of Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga), Gabrielle Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moscow), Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning) and Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC).Tags: AFCON 2019Odion IghaloVictor OsimhenWilfred Ndidilast_img read more

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Nwagua, Olusesi, Nwani & Nwachukwu Listed for Match-day 20 VAT Wonder…

first_imgFor Nwani, his goal was a demonstration of gusto and calmness all at once. In a near counter attack that had El-Kanemi players around the center circle, Nwani received a defense splitting pass from Nojeem Olokukon, slipped the ball in between the legs of the center back and had a horde of El-Kanemi defenders chasing him from the center line close to the edge of the box where he picked his spot to place the ball beyond on-rushing goalkeeperOlusesi in Jos ensured that Enugu Rangers went away with a point. In a wave of counter offensive after Wikki Tourists lost the ball in Rangers half, left wing back, Isaac Loute located Olusesi who made a perfect control inside the box and under pressure by an opponent, kept his cool to smash a left footed volley straight up the roof of the post.Videos of the four goals have been uploaded on the NPFL website, www.npfl.ng and twitter handle, @lmcnpfl for voting which opened on Monday, May 14 and is expected to end at midnight of Wednesday, May 17.The VAT Wonder Goal Award is an initiative of the League Management Company (LMC) supported by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) to deepen club and community engagement through charity support and also promote the benefits of tax payment through the FIRS tax education campaign.The player whose goal receives the highest number of votes across both platforms wins the N150,000 prize money, 50 percent of which will be donated to a Charity to be nominated by the player. Such Charity must be based within the state where the club is based.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kano Pillars’ Nyima Nwagua, Tope Olusesi of Rangers International, Ikechukwu Nwani of Nasarawa United and Chidi Nwachukwu of Go Round FC have been nominated for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-day 20 VAT Wonder Goal award.Nwachukwu is making the list for the second time following his nomination alongside eventual winner of Match-day 18 VAT Wonder Goal, Sikiru Olatunbosun of MFM FC. Nwachukwu got listed this time for his spectacular strike in his club’s 2-1 defeat to FC IfeanyiUbah. It was a goal from outside the 18-yard box where he was gifted a pass, controlled with his right before unleashing a volley which left the goalkeeper stunned.Kano Pillars were trailing 1-0 in Owerri to troubled Heartland FC but Nwagua scored to deny the hosts another chance to win all three points. Nwagua with just one movement displaced three Heartland defenders to set up a left footed shot that beat an already badly positioned goalkeeper to equalize for the visitors.last_img read more

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Goodman shuts down nation’s best

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoMarcus McCarty, George Josten, Andrew Weidman, Bobby Warshaw. What do all these soccer players have in common?For one thing, they all happen to be leading their respective teams in points this season (Marquette, Gonzaga, California and Stanford, respectively). But that’s not all they share. Each player also has the dubious distinction of being shut out by the same person when they played Wisconsin — senior defender B.J. Goodman.“B.J. sees what kind of strengths he can bring to a four back system like we have in terms of helping us get forward in the attack, but he’s also quick enough, fast enough and athletic enough to deal with some pretty tricky forwards,” Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said.Goodman, however, was quick to distribute the credit for some of those performances to the rest of his defensive line and goalkeeper.“Any one of us could have been the one to make the plays that I did. It was definitely a team effort back there,” Goodman said.Many of the unconventional strengths that Rohrman attributes to the defender can be traced back to his pre-collegiate playing days when he racked up 208 career points en route to earning all-state honors each of his four years at Detroit County Day School.“Back then, I was mostly an attacking player, something that I have been able to use to my advantage here (at Wisconsin) because I can make an impact on the offensive half of the field as well as on the defensive side,” Goodman said.The transition to defense didn’t actually happen until last spring, when the speedy midfielder was called upon to add another dimension to the back line after it lost its two best playmakers to graduation.Normally a coach brings on that kind of position change. In his case, however, Goodman was actually the instigator in his move from being someone looking for the back of the net to someone protecting it.“Last year, B.J. saw that some of the skill he has could be used in that back line,” Rohrman said. “But even from a defensive position, he is certainly more than able to help up in the midfield, where he brings the kind of energy and athleticism that we really need.”The versatility that Goodman brings to the team was on full display Saturday, as he actually started the game at midfield, a move that looks to be in place for the remainder of the year.It didn’t take long for the move to pay off, as the Badgers scored in their quickest goal of the year, just 54 seconds into the game. Then they followed that score up with another one just five minutes later.“Goodman and (senior midfielder) Erik Ortega certainly brought a lot of energy right from the beginning in the midfield,” Rohrman said. “The pressure they were able to bring made Penn State play faster and create turnovers. Their play was one of the main reasons we were able to get that early lead in addition to enabling us to get back into it after we gave up a couple of goals.”Even though Goodman’s time on the back line seems to have come to an end with only three remaining regular season games on the schedule, he does still have a couple of defensive performances to hang his hat on, most notably the shutout of Josten.“For most of our games, we don’t necessarily focus specifically on one particular player,” fellow senior captain Nick Carronna said. “But for that Gonzaga game, we definitely kept an eye on [Josten] at all times because we knew what kind of player he was.”What kind of player attracts that kind of attention in a game that, as Carronna said it, “anyone on the field” can score? The kind of player that is named to the annual Hermann Trophy watch list, the college soccer equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.With only nine forwards on the list at the beginning of the season, clearly Josten more than warranted the pressure he received — and then crumbled under — thanks in large part to the two senior backs.With only three games left before the team heads to East Lansing for the Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin’s opponents had better hope that Goodman’s move to the midfield doesn’t reignite the offensive flare he still possesses, transforming him back into the kind of player he normally would spend the game trying to shut down.last_img read more

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JPJ Group divests Social Media division as company eyes H2 growth return

first_img Related Articles Share Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Gamesys maintains UK growth as Euro regulatory headwinds stall performance August 11, 2020 Submit Neil Goulden – JPJ GroupLondon-listed JPJ Group (formerly Jackpotjoy Plc) has published its H1 2018 interim results, confident of achieving its full-year market expectations, despite its flagship Jackpotjoy brand facing increased demands within the UK market.Updating the market, JPJ records year-to-date group revenues of £161 million, up 10% of corresponding H1 2017’s £147 million.Despite its revenue growth, JPJ records a 4% group EBITDA decline to £56.9 million (£59.2 million), as its UK Jackpotjoy brand Q2 period performance is impacted by a combination of higher player acquisition costs and POC taxes.Closing its 2018 interim period, JPJ governance significantly reduces corporate losses to £400,000 (H1 2017: £20 million).Detailing corporate highlights, JPJ governance notes that the company is making progress on its international agenda, with its assets of Botemania Spain (up 25%) and Vera&John Scandinavia (up 28%) reporting significant growth.JPJ governance continues to restructure its corporate framework, confirming in its trading statement that it will dispose of its social gaming division for £18 million.Neil Goulden, Executive Chairman, commented: “The first half of the year has seen a continuation of the strong momentum that JPJ Group plc has reported since listing in the UK in January 2017. Group revenue grew 10% with Average Active Customers per Month6 also increasing 7%, driven by good growth across our global footprint, in particular in Spain and a number of relatively new markets. As expected, Adjusted EBITDA1 was down 4% year-on-year, but is expected to return to growth in the second half of the year following the conclusion of the TV advertising campaigns and as we pass the anniversary of the introduction of the POC2 on gross gaming revenue in the UK”last_img read more

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