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Nine Pre-Inca Burials Found in Lima Neighborhood

first_imgBy Dialogo July 23, 2009 Lima, 22 July (EFE).- Peruvian archeologists have found nine burials in a “huaca,” a pyramidal pre-Inca construction, in the Lima neighborhood of Magdalena del Mar, the discoverers announced today. “There are nine individuals, one extended and the rest in fetal position,” EFE was told by archeologist Roberto Quispe, who specified that the bodies, discovered last week in the Huantille huaca, were covered with up to three layers of cloth. In addition, a number of ceramic vessels and gourd cups or bowls were found together with the individuals buried in fetal position. Although more extensive analysis still needs to be done to determine their origin, the bodies are presumed to belong to the Ishma culture, which flourished in the Late Intermediate Period (between 1000 and 1400 CE) on the central Peruvian coast and was centered in the locality of Pachacamac, about forty kilometers south of Lima. According to Quispe, the individual in extended position would have been buried during the last years that the Huantille huaca was in use. Since excavations began in Huantille, a score of bodies, forty vessels, and around fifteen spindles have been discovered, among other pre-Inca objects. The Huantille huaca has been recovered from a state of abandonment, at the initiative of the Magdalena del Mar local government and with the support of the National Institute of Culture. Until 2007 Huantille lay forgotten under tons of debris and garbage, in addition to having been invaded by drug addicts and even a brick factory.last_img read more

Basel pension fund to move into private equity, senior secured loans

first_imgPensionskasse Basel-Stadt (PKBS), the CHF11.2bn (€10.3bn) pension fund public employees of the Swiss city of Basel, is to invest in private equity and senior secured loans, one of two moves it weighed as part of a search for yield in the prevailing low interest rate environment.The decision was taken by the pension fund’s board of directors at the end of May, and was effective 1 July.It allows the Pensionskasse to invest up to 3% of its assets in each of the asset classes, which the pension fund said will enable it to raise its return expectations across its total portfolio without having to take on “excessive” risks.The pension fund also considered making changes to its asset allocation without venturing into new asset classes, which would mainly have involved increasing the equity component of its investments. It decided that expanding its investment universe was the better option, in particular from a risk and risk diversification perspective.Private equity and senior secured loans emerged as appropriate additions to the Pensionskasse’s asset allocation, it said.PKBS returned 1.19% in 2015, acknowledging that this fell far short of its target return of 4.6% for that year. Its target return since 1 January 2016 was reduced to 3.6%.In the first half of this year, the pension fund has achieved a performance of 1.56% on its investments.As at the end of 2015, some 31% of its assets were invested in equities, followed by nearly 25% in bonds and real estate.It also invests in mortgages, loans, and commodities, and the short-term money market.last_img read more

Skyline Chili Bashed By Food Report

first_imgCourtesy: Skyline ChiliWhat are your thoughts on Skyline Chili? Personally, I am a fan! However, one reviewer has a different outlook on the Tri-State food favorite.A Deadspin.com report ranked the best and worst regional foods in America, and the writer  named Skyline Chili as the nations worst.According to author, Albert Burneko, the coneys that we all enjoy are worse than getting hit by a car. Fortunately, the article isn’t based on any factual data.Burneko wrote, “Cincinnati chili is the worst, saddest, most depressing *explicative* thing in the world.”Skyline was able respond to the humorous allegations.“After 64 years, we feel fortunate to be able to serve up coneys and ways to our loyal customers and we look forward to doing that for many years to come,” Sarah Sicking, director of marketing for Skyline Chili, said in a statement.WRBI wants to know what your thoughts. Tell us on our Facebook page and you can win a coupon to Skyline Chili!last_img read more

Job Fair Slated For Next Tuesday

first_imgIvy Tech will hold a job fair at the Madison campus on Tuesday, April 22.Veterans are invited from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. and the general public is invited from 2:00 until 5:00.It is an opportunity to discuss qualifications and share your resume with representatives from more than 15 companies. Dress to impress, bring your resume, and be prepared for filling out applications and for on-site interviews.For more information, call Rachel Cooper at 812-537-4010, extension 5303.last_img

Di Canio: I want to win every game

first_imgPaolo Di Canio will use Sunderland’s Barclays Asia Trophy trip to Hong Kong to instil a winning mentality in his team. Press Association Di Canio added: “Even when I play cards with my daughter, I want to win every time. I want to upset her because I want to win. My mentality is to win every game. There are obvious priorities: the Premier League is more important than friendly games, but only if we deliver this mentality can we take every competition seriously. “So the Barclays Asia tournament is very important because we are going to face the top sides and it’s the dream of every player – this is the mission: to play every game against a top side. “The fact that we have the chance to do this in Hong Kong means only the country changes, not the desire, the commitment that we have to deliver on the field, so it’s a good opportunity. We want to win the tournament and we will do everything we can.” Di Canio’s reign at the Stadium of Light is still in its infancy after he was handed the task of retaining the club’s top-flight status with just seven games of last season remaining. He accomplished his initial task with the help of a morale-boosting derby victory at Newcastle and is now engaged in the process of rebuilding his team, and he knows there is hard work to be done during pre-season. Di Canio said: “My primary objective is to be the team that will fight every single game together, so for this we have to spend as much as we can the time together to bond and to become a very united team. “I want to deliver my message in the way we want to play – the tactical strategy – to deliver a clear identity in the way we want to play, and this period can help me a lot because we have the chance to stay all day together.” center_img The 44-year-old Italian and his players, who are due to return to training on Wednesday, will jet out to Asia late next month to take part in the tournament along with Manchester City, Tottenham and South China FC. However, Di Canio insists the Black Cats will not simply be going along for the trip, but determined to win the competition as they prepare for the new Barclays Premier League season. Speaking in a video interview with premierleague.com, he said: “I want to win every game. Even when we have a friendly game, I have a winning mentality.” last_img read more

Saints heap misery on Canaries

first_img Goals from Morgan Schneiderlin, Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez and Sam Gallagher did the damage at St Mary’s as Mauricio Pochettino’s side moved eighth in the Barclays Premier League at the end of a week in which Ralph Krueger was appointed chairman. Things are far less rosy at Norwich, with the 4-2 defeat a bad start to a vital few weeks that may well define their fate, given they face Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in the final four fixtures. Norwich fans focused their anger on manager Chris Hughton as they fell to a fifth successive away defeat, despite staging an improbable late comeback at Southampton. James Ward-Prowse did well to stop Gary Hooper capitalising on defensive confusion in a rare moment of respite for Norwich, who soon saw Davis and Ramirez come close from the edge of the box. Referee Kevin Friend waved away appeals from Norwich’s players for handball against Jose Fonte on the edge of the Saints box. Eight City players surrounded the referee in the next break of play, which was soon followed by Hooper wasting Norwich’s best chance of the half by firing into the side-netting. Davis was booked for a strong challenge on Martin Olsson as frustrations began to come to the surface, with the Norwich full-back involving in a tussle with Rodriguez soon after. Anthony Pilkington was booked for attempting to turn in a Hooper cross with his arm and Southampton fans became audibly frustrated with Artur Boruc’s poor kicking as half-time approached. The Poland goalkeeper continued to look shaky when play resumed, although Saints were back in the ascendancy. Ward-Prowse forced Ruddy into action with a 25-yard strike, before the teenager sent in a corner which Rodriguez nodded just wide. In an attempt to put the match to bed, Pochettino surprisingly withdrew captain Lallana after 57 minutes – but it reaped immediate rewards. Fonte’s long ball was flicked on as Ramirez put pressure on the Norwich defence, with the ball falling kindly for Lambert, who turned past Yobo and slotted impressively past Ruddy. The goal saw Hughton take drastic action, bringing on Elmander, Nathan Redmond and Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the 65th minute. However, Saints soon pulled further ahead. Ruddy did wonderfully to deny substitute Guly do Prado, but the rebound fell for Lambert to flick onto Rodriguez to net. The England forward rattled the crossbar with an incredible long-range effort and Ruddy denied Lambert as Saints looked to pull further ahead, before Norwich launched an improbable comeback. With 85 minutes on the clock, a wayward Fonte backpass fell kindly for Elmander and the on-loan striker slotted coolly past Boruc. A minute later and more sloppy Saints play saw Norwich further reduce the deficit. This time Guly was the guilty party, losing possession as Van Wolfswinkel tested Boruc and Snodgrass struck home the rebound. It was an ending few could have predicted and, having held on following an injury to Dejan Lovren, Saints broke to put the game out of sight. A slip from Yobo saw Davis race through and square for teenager Gallagher, whose shot crossed the line before it was hacked away. City deserve credit for the way they reduced the deficit but that will do little to alleviate the pressure on Hughton, who was subjected to chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” after making a triple second-half substitution. By that point Norwich were behind to a fine early team goal by Schneiderlin and a Lambert effort just a minute after he replaced captain Adam Lallana. The onwatching Roy Hodgson will have been impressed by the forward’s impact as he also provided the assist for Rodriguez, before City attempted a remarkable comeback. Sloppy play allowed Johan Elmander and Robert Snodgrass to reduce the deficit and set up a tense finale, although 18-year-old Gallagher’s first Premier League goal put the game out of sight and will raise fresh questions over Hughton’s future. The Norwich boss made five alterations to the side held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke last weekend, so it was perhaps no surprise that they began shakily. Gaston Ramirez, making his first league start since New Year’s Day, headed over inside the opening 90 seconds and then provided the opening goal with just five minutes on the clock. Steven Davis, Rodriguez and Ramirez were all involved in the move, with the latter playing a wonderfully weighted ball through for Schneiderlin to turn past John Ruddy. Davis glanced a header wide soon after the Frenchman’s 10th goal for Saints, before Joseph Yobo used his strength and experience to stop Rodriguez getting a shot away after latching onto a fine Lallana pass. Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Real Kashmir set semi-final date with local giants Mohun Bagan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. West Bengal: Continuing their fairytale run, Real Kashmir FC put up yet another dogged display as they held Indian Super League side FC Goa to a goalless draw to set up a semi-final date with local giants Mohun Bagan in the 129th Durand Cup here on Saturday. Both teams created a flurry chances on a soggy surface which wasn’t conducive for good football but none managed to open their account. Real Kashmir needed a draw to enter last four and they topped group C with seven points—two wins and a draw.On a day of missed chances, Real Kashmir’s 21-year-old goalkeeper Phurba Tempa Lachenpa was the star as he thwarted some fine attempts from the developmental outfit of FC Goa.The David Robertson-coached side will face Mohun Bagan in the semifinals at the Salt Lake Stadium on August 21, seven months after they defeated local heavyweights 2-1 at the same venue to finish third in the I-League.“We dedicate each of our wins to Kashmir where the club belongs to. This is for peace in the region—that’s what we all want,” team co-owner Sandeep Chattoo told PTI, confident that his side can beat Mohun Bagan again.“I’m sure we will do it again this time. It’s a fantastic journey. Winning second division, then finishing third in our debut I-League season with a game in hand, that too a home game against East Bengal played in New Delhi after the Pulwama attacks,” he recalled.“We regrouped here and played the Durand Cup without any practice, and without some of the players knowing each other, and simultaneously the situation back home. It was a very fulfilling experience, seeing the team together, play so well despite all adversities. It’s really fantastic to reach this stage,” Chattoo said.Mohun Bagan pipped Indian Navy by a solitary goal from their Spaniard recruit Fran Gonzalez in the 58th minute to conclude their group B campaign with three wins in a row.Real Kashmir manager Yasir Malik too echoed team’s co-owner and said the win was for people back home.“We don’t want to involve politics but this win is for the family members back home and the people of Jammu and Kashmir. We are excited to make the semifinals,” an elated Malik said.Fighting all odds in the aftermath of the scrapping of Article 370, the Real Kashmir players assembled for the first time this season at their team hotel in Kalyani, about 60 kilometres from Kolkata.With a lockdown in the Valley, the team was devoid of any practice and the worse was in store as the team members could not reach out to their respective families due to the imposition of section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure there.It was only on the Eid when the team members managed to speak to their family via team co-owner Sandeep Chattoo’s phone.“Everyone is fine back home and players are a bit relaxed after talking to their family members. But network has not restored fully. We all stay in far-off places and nobody’s phone network is restored,” he said.The team manager blamed the ground condition for not being able to score a winning goals.Local boy Ritwik Das got the first chance of the match in the sixth minute but his header went over horizontal.In the 37th minute, Gnohere Krizo set up a fine ball to Singam Subhash Singh but he shot it high in the 37th minute.In the 71st minute, the Goans had a fine long-range attempt by Leander D’ Cunha but only to be blocked by an alert Phurba under the bar.In the 73rd minute, Subash surged from the left flank but was blocked by the opposition goalkeeper for a corner.Real Kashmir’s star striker Danish Farooq got a fine opportunity in the 64th minute but his header went straight into the hands of the opposition goalkeeper.FC Goa had their best chance in the 23rd minute when Liston Colaco ran down from the left flank and set it up for Lalawmpuia but his shot hit the woodwork followed by a goalline save from Khalid Qayoom.Earlier, reigning ISL champions Bengaluru FC, who were fielding a reserve side, held Jamshedpur FC 3-3 in a dramatic finish in the first match at the Saltlake Stadium.Trailing 1-3 till the regulation time, Suresh Singh Wangjam converted two penalty kicks in the second and fifth minute of injury time to secure one point.Vimal Kumhar (second) drew first blood for Jamshedpur FC before Leon Augustine (45th) equalised for BFC.Aakash Dave (51st) and Nabin Rana (80th) then made it 3-1 in favour of the Jamshedpur before BFC turned it around.The result, however, was inconsequential as East Bengal had topped group A to make it to the semifinals.At the Sailen Manna Stadium in Howrah, Chennaiyin FC and TRAU FC were awarded one point each as the match was abandoned due to force majeure.The former ISL champions, CFC, were leading 1-0 on Friday when the match was stopped in the 15th minute because of thunderstorm. But the match could not be held Saturday as well and it was declared force majeure. last_img read more

Other Sports Kidambi Srikanth Advances In Hong Kong Open After Kento Momota Pulls Out

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hong Kong: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the men’s singles second round without playing a shot after his opponent Kento Momota’s pull-out while Sourabh Verma entered the main draw of the Hong Kong Open after clinching straight-game wins in his two qualifying clashes in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Srikanth was to play against Momota in the first round on Wednesday but the Japanese world number one pulled out of the tournament on Tuesday. The reasons for his withdrawal were not known. A few days back, the 24-year-old Momota had beaten Taiwan’s world number two Chou Tien-chen to claim his 10th title of the year at the Fuzhou China Open.World number 10 Srikanth will now face either compatriot Sourabh or Frenchman Brice Leverdez, who will clash in the second round on Wednesday, to reach the quarterfinal. Sourabh, seeded fourth in the qualifiers, first defeated Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-15 21-19 before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France 21-19 21-19 in the final qualifying round. In the mixed doubles, the Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa rallied from a game down to beat the Thailand duo of Nipitphon Phuangphuapet and Savitree Amitrapai 16-21 21-19 21-17 in a 55-minute match and advance to the second round.But in another mixed doubles first round match, the Indian duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost 10-21 18-21 to the third seeded Thai pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai to bow out of the tournament. The other Indians featuring in the men’s singles main event will start on Wednesday. B Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, H S Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap are those in fray in the competition. Sourabh’s brother Sameer will be up against Tzu Wei Wanf of Taipei. B Sai Praneeth too has a tough opening round encounter against third seed Shi Yu Qi of China, while Prannoy and Kashyap will take on China’s Huang Yu Xiang and Kenta Nishimoto of Japan.Also Read | Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma Exit Hong Kong Open Badminton TournamentIndian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth jumped one spot to 10th while Srikanth slipped thee places to be at 13th in the latest BWF rankings issued. Sai Praneeth, who had won bronze at the World Championships in August, moved to top 10 while Srikanth, who was at 10th in the previous week, dropped out of the top bracket. Sameer Verma also moved up one place to be at 16th in the men’s singles rankings headed by Japanese Kento Momota. In the women’s singles rankings, P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal remained unchanged at sixth and ninth respectively. In the men’s doubles, the pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty rose two places to be at seventh. The Indian duo have been in fine form in recent months, reaching the final of the French Open in October and the semi-final of the China Open recently.last_img read more

GFF presents footballs to RMAs

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde has presented footballs to Regional Member Associations (RMAs) in preparation for the commencement of the Frank Watson National Intra-Association U-15 Tournament.The presentation was made to officials of seven of the nine RMAs in the Boardroom of the Guyana Football Federation last Friday.Those receiving were: Frank Parris of the Georgetown FA, Noel Harry of East Bank FA, Kelon Josiah of Upper Demerara FA, Keith Ojeer of Berbice FA, Carmel Williams of Bartica FA, Albert Tucker of Essequibo FA, and Adrian Giddings of West Demerara FA.President Wayne Forde in opening remarks said while he is aware that the inclement weather has affected football matches in the U-17 tournament, he is hoping for an early start to the national U-15 tournament: “We would like to have the Frank Watson Intra-Association U-15 tournament kicked off.“If there’s any challenge beyond the weather you have been experiencing, by all means, be sure to let us know. The Federation is clearly doing its part to ensure that each Association plays football, especially at the youth level, which is one of our most important development areas.”The new intra-association tournament will involve U-15 club sides from all nine GFF member associations playing regular competitive football, thus creating another layer for youth football development. It is planned to roll out across the country from next month.The league will feed directly into the new nationwide network of GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres where young players receive professional, weekly coaching and mentorship in line with the GFF’s new national football philosophy, under the guidance of GFF Technical Director Ian Greenwood.In a related matter, Forde announced that the GFF is exploring some additional youth-oriented initiatives for activation in the various RMAs, the details of which will be announced at a later time.Further, the GFF, in support of youth football development, has donated six balls to the Fruta Conquerors FC’s summer camp.last_img read more