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  • Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray

    first_imgMurray’s box kicking has been an effective weapon throughout his career but Gatland felt the Ireland number nine took some unnecessarily rough treatment as he put boot to ball from the base of rucks and scrums during the All Black’s 30-15 victory on Saturday.Speaking at a news conference, Lions coach Gatland said: “The one concern for me was, a couple of times from Conor Murray, there was a charge-down where someone dived at his legs which was a little bit dangerous.”They’re not massive issues for us, but we’re just making sure that he’s being looked after and protected and not harassed after he’s box kicked.”It’s a little bit tough when you see someone dive at someone’s leg, you feel for the player and it’s concerning that they’re not trying to charge the kick down because they’re nowhere near it, they’re diving blindly and hitting someone’s leg.”For me it’s about protecting the players and making sure they’re safe. That’s my biggest concern.”I’ll be asking politely the officials, to look at that and make sure they protect them.”ICYMI: We’ve arrived in Wellington and someone was particularly excited to meet @LeighHalfpenny1!#AllForOne #LionsNZ2017 pic.twitter.com/GYemvS6lK3— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 25, 2017last_img read more

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  • I want to give back to Lebanon: Farah

    first_imgThose are the immortal words of coach Herb Brooks (portrayed by Kurt Russell in the film Miracle) ahead of the USA’s shock win over the USSR in the 1980 Winter Olympics ice hockey gold medal match. Robbie Farah has had some great moments throughout his lengthy career at both club and representative level, but arguably his most cherished came 15 years ago when he was given an unlikely opportunity to represent Lebanon in a game against France.  “The game was in November, and a couple of months before they had tryouts – I think it was at Leichhardt – but I was on tour with the Wests Tigers Cubs, which was like an under-18s team put together,” he recalled. “We were in New Zealand so I couldn’t make the tryouts, but I really wanted to make the Lebanese side so I sent John Elias – he was the coach at the time – a highlights tape of me. “He saw something in me from a highlights tape, and from all reports everyone was talking him out of picking me, but he wanted me in the side. He took me over pretty much unseen – the only time he’d ever seen me was from a highlights tape – and I got picked as the starting halfback.  “Hazem (El Masri) was our captain and I was in awe of the players around me. I was just a young kid, we went to Lebanon and we won 36-6. I started at halfback and scored the first try of the game and then there was a complete blackout as we were walking back to halfway after my try. “We were all pretty worried because we didn’t know what was going on and whether the game would continue or not. About 10 minutes later the generators kicked in and the lights came back on. “It was a big win, 36-6, because France were ranked fourth in the world at the time so it was a massive win for us. It was one of the best tours of my life and some of my best friends to this day are guys I met on that tour from that team.”Farah has since won a premiership with the Wests Tigers and helped the NSW Blues orchestrate a stunning drought-breaking series win over Queensland in 2014, but it was his maiden Test cap as a teenager that stands above the rest. With relatives in the stands, a cousin on the bench and family watching back in Sydney, it’s a memory that will stay with Farah forever.  “Back home I know the family were watching it on TV with the uncles and the cousins. From all reports they were all in tears because it means a hell of a lot to them,” he explained. “When you think of my parents and my cousins’ parents, they left their home town 40 or 50 years ago to come here to give their children a better life, but they’ve still got an emotional attachment to their motherland, so to see one of their kids pull on the colours of Lebanon, you can imagine how much it means to our parents. “I was at my dad’s house yesterday (Wednesday), actually, walking up his stairwell, and he’s still got my framed Lebanon jersey from the one Test match I played up on the wall. It’s been there for 15 years and I don’t think it’ll ever move.”Unable to remember much from his first trip to Lebanon with his mother and sister as a four-year-old, Farah has been back twice in the past few years.  The most recent trip saw the 33-year-old play tour guide to his brother, but it was his 2013 visit after the Rugby League World Cup that hits home the hardest for Farah who had lost his mother to cancer the previous year.  “I went back after the World Cup in 2013. I went straight to Lebanon for a week or so on my own,” he recalled. “Mum was one of 11 kids – my grandmother’s still alive – and the majority of them are still in Lebanon. Since my mum passed away in 2012, I wanted to go over and see my mother’s family and pay my respects and see them. That was a pretty emotional week for me. It was pretty tough going back there without mum because it brought back a lot of memories, which was tough.” Fifteen years after he was given a chance as an untested halfback, the creative No.9 now wants to give back to the Cedars on the game’s biggest stage. “I made the commitment to Lebanon last year. I had my time playing for Australia, and while I don’t think I was ever a chance to get picked, my time was done and there’s someone else in there now,” he said. “Even if it did get to a point where, say Cam (Kangaroos hooker, Cameron Smith) got injured or six other hookers – I don’t know how many would be in front of me – got injured and I did get the call to play for Australia, I would have probably knocked that back because I’m really looking forward to giving back to Lebanon. “That opportunity when I was an 18-year-old, I can’t speak highly enough of how much that did for me and how much that improved me as a player. I’ll never forget now at my age and the point I’m at in my career, I’m really looking forward to giving back to Lebanon.”last_img read more

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  • Big Shot Invitational To Host Borel

    first_imgTwo-time Olympic shot put finalist Cleopatra Borel, of Trinidad and Tobago, will be the guest of honour at the Big Shot Invitational this Saturday at Excelsior High School. Borel, who has thrown her way into two World Championship finals, will arrive in Jamaica on Friday. Her presence will add gloss to a meet that will also include throwers from The Bahamas.Her other honours include a complete set of medals from the Pan-American Games.In a release from meet organiser Michael Vassell yesterday, it was revealed that in addition to local high schools including Kingston College, Jamaica College, Petersfield High, Wolmer’s, Munro, Edwin Allen Comprehensive, Holmwood Technical, and institutions including the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport, the University of Technology, and the University of the West Indies, the Big Shot Invitational will also host the Blue Chips Athletics Club from The Bahamas.This recently formed club is in the vanguard of developing young throwers in The Bahamas. Late in 2016, Blue Chip Athletics teammates Jordan Lewis and Laquell Harris produced 2017 CARIFTA Games qualifying distances. Lewis reached 45.81m in the under-20 boys’ discus, while Harris matched him with a mark of 41.31m in the under-20 girls’ discus.The athlete to watch may be Commonwealth Youth shot gold medal winner Kevin Nedrick. Last week at the Manchester High/Charlie Fuller Memorial, the Petersfield High School student-athlete won both the Class One boys discus and shot put events. In the latter, he triumphed in an exciting contest over reigning ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championship winner Kyle Mitchell of Calabar High School. Mitchell boomed his shot to a distance of 18.33m with his last throw, only to have Nedrick pass him with a powerful closer of 18.85m.- H.L.last_img read more

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  • Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao City

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Vanguardia rues Rice’s 3rd quarter explosion in Phoenix loss to TNT “It happened outside the UAAP so we can’t really act on it in relation to the tournament,” said Saguisag. “But they still represent their schools and the league so it may be up to the UAAP Board to discuss.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees A video uploaded on Twitter by FEU athletic director Mark Molina saw La Salle forward Prince Rivero giving a back pick on FEU player Ken Ebonia, who fell on the floor upon contact.La Salle center Abu Tratter jumped in front of the fallen Ebonia while teammate Ricci Rivero slammed the ball at the FEU player, before following it up with a punt kick as another free-for-all ensued.“The second commotion which happened on the very next play after the first commotion is plain and simple, a planned and premeditated attack,” said the FEU official on his Twitter account.La Salle coach Aldin Ayo was seen in videos trying to pacify the players. But Ryan Betia, an assistant of new coach Olsen Racela at FEU, claimed that the Archers mentor choked FEU player Arvin Tolentino trying to act as a pacifier.UAAP basketball commissioner Rebo Saguisag said he will look into the incident, which marked the second time in as many years that the two teams have figured in a preseason scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Eyewitnesses said the match had been heated for the most part, before two brawls ensued—the second of which forced organizers to call off the game.The first commotion ensued in the third quarter with FEU leading, 73-59. FEU’s Ken Tuffin bumped La Salle guard Kib Montalbo, who retaliated with a head butt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ron Dennison, who was earlier ejected for two unsportsmanlike fouls, then came out of nowhere to hit Montalbo, who had his back turned to the FEU player, sending the La Salle guard sprawling to the floor.The second incident that led to the game forfeiture came just after play resumed. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The UAAP Season 80 game between La Salle and Far Eastern U on Sept. 10 could just be the most anticipated game of the tournament yet.The two teams figured in an ugly free-for-all in an invitational tournament in Davao City late Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

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  • Running and music go together for 12,000 Filipinos who joined this year’s The Music Run by Philam Vitality

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Vasyl Lomachenko returns from injury in lightweight unification bout No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Saudis cut loose at rave-like event PLAY LIST 01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That’s an equation that a lot of Filipinos apparently subscribe to as some 12,000 individuals joined this year’s The Music Run last November in the Filinvest Event Grounds in Alabang.The sold out running event is proof that music can turn what otherwise could be a monotonous activity into something fun and exciting-something to look forward to.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe only international running event that gets participants pumping to the beat as they run, this year’s The Music Run is the third in as many years. The race was spearheaded by Philam Vitality, the game-changing wellness program of Philam Life.“Philam Vitality is making healthy living more accessible through The Music Run. It’s the perfect platform to encourage people to get started on their wellness journey, with everyone just enjoying the run while grooving to the music,” said Leo Tan, Philam Life Chief Marketing Officer.Participants ran to the beat to finish their 5K and 10K races. There were timed runs for a more challenging activity, as well as the easy and fun category. While runners worked the track, music fueled their stride, pumping energy for maximum performance.Once runners reached the finish line, every one grooved to the music of local bands Imago and December Avenue, as well as Australian radiohouse DJ Sam Withers.“[The Music Run] is one of the ways we help people achieve little wins, where we make them experience how fun being active can be without too much effort. With such a fun activity to get them started, encouraging them to live healthier, longer and better lives becomes so much easier,” Tan said.The course was divided into different inspiration zones that kept the runners pumped with various activities as they passed through. Event participants-and their companions-got a taste of the Philam Vitality journey, with booths at the pre-race area and the different tunnels in the course.Philam Vitality also rewarded lucky raffle winners with spa gift certificates and trips to Sumilon, Cebu and Bali, Indonesia, as well as Toby’s gift certificates and Garmin watches.Among those who joined the run were Philam Life’s brand ambassadors Solenn Heussaff, Nico Bolzico and Wil Dasovich, whose lifestyles easily make them fitspirations to everyone.With the record-breaking number of participants, it’s safe to say that the next Music Run is bound to be much bigger still. Philam Life is definitely on the right track to motivating Filipinos to start-and stay the course-on their fitness journey.For more information, visit Philam Life’s website at philamlife.com, Philam Life’s Facebook page, or contact them through email at philamlife@aia.com or through landline at (02)528-2000.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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  • Youth Center Dedicated in Zontuo

    first_imgThe citizens of Gbao Chiefdom in Nimba County have hailed Owen Johnson Tuazama for his numerous development initiatives which are impacting their lives.Mr. Tuazama is one of several citizens who are vying for the lone representative seat allotted the Zoe-Gbao District in the unpcoming 2017 elections.At the dedicatory ceremony in Gbao Zontuo Town recently, the citizens through their various speakers, heaped praises on Mr. Tuazama for his “farsightedness as well as his concern and caring for the poor who have been marginalized from many development activities in the district.”Town Chief Samuel Z. Langar expressed gratitude to Mr. Tuazama for constructing the youth center, and also supporting the rice swamp project within Zoe – Gbao Administrative District.“This is the first of its kind that the district has benefited from such a wonderful youth center for which the elders are very happy,” Mr. Langar said.He cautioned the youth against any acts that would undermine the good image of the district, and urged them to maintain the center to achieve the purpose for which it was constructed.Mr. G. Justin Samuel, Zoe – Gbao youth leader urged other young people to put political differences aside and concentrate on development in the district. He also praised Mr. Tuazama for thinking positively about the district.Mr. Tuazama is from Bahn City which is part of the Zoe – Gbao Administrative District. He is presently based in the United States.The dedication program was held in his absence, but all those who attended the program, including Gbao Youth Chair Jackson Karnwea, and Morris Yormie, a youth leader of Zontuo Township, among others described him as a true patriot, because of his involvement in development initiatives from 2014.According to the group of citizens representing his interest, under the banner “Friends of Owen Johnson Tuazama,” Mr. Tuazama is at present constructing a school in Gbormieplay, a town near Gblah Towhship, a suburb of Bahn City.Mr. Tuazama told this newspaper that he is thinking about implementing similar projects in Gbao Fienplay, Gbao Trouplay and the Bahn High School, which is at present in a dilapidated condition.The Gbormieplay School project, which is estimated at US$35, 000 has operated in a makeshift building.“We are also carrying on extensive swamp rice development in Meaplay Yeezlay Town to boost food security and pretty soon, we will be undertaking a market project in the same town,” said Sakpah Mahn, Chairperson of the Friends of Owen.The political situation in Nimba is gaining momentum on a daily basis especially in electoral district #7, where Mr. Tuazama is aspiring for the rerpresentative seat in 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • Athletes of the week

    first_img Sports: Basketball Year: Senior Donald La School: Temple City Numbers: The senior had a big night for Temple City on Saturday with a game-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Rams to a 60-42 victory over South Pasadena. The Rams are 13-5 overall and 2-0 in league. Courtney Robinson School: Flintridge Prep Sports: Basketball Year: Sophomore Numbers: The senior had a big night for Temple City on Saturday with a game-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Rams to a 60-42 victory over South Pasadena. The Rams are 13-5 overall and 2-0 in league. Courtney Robinson School: Flintridge Prep Sports: Basketball Year: Sophomore Numbers: In a game for first place against Westridge, the sophomore scored 21 points in a 44-37 victory over the Tigers. Earlier in the week, she scored 21 points in a win over Chadwick and had 18 points in a win over Pasadena Poly. The Rebels are 11-4 overall and 4-0 in league. Compiled by Fred J. Robledo 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,Donald La School: Temple City Sports: Basketball Year: Senior center_img Numbers: In a game for first place against Westridge, the sophomore scored 21 points in a 44-37 victory over the Tigers. Earlier in the week, she scored 21 points in a win over Chadwick and had 18 points in a win over Pasadena Poly. The Rebels are 11-4 overall and 4-0 in league. Compiled by Fred J. Robledo 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sports: Basketball Year: Senior AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Numbers: The senior had a big night for Temple City on Saturday with a game-high 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Rams to a 60-42 victory over South Pasadena. The Rams are 13-5 overall and 2-0 in league. Courtney Robinson School: Flintridge Prep Sports: Basketball Year: Sophomore Numbers: In a game for first place against Westridge, the sophomore scored 21 points in a 44-37 victory over the Tigers. Earlier in the week, she scored 21 points in a win over Chadwick and had 18 points in a win over Pasadena Poly. The Rebels are 11-4 overall and 4-0 in league. Compiled by Fred J. Robledo 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,Donald La School: Temple City last_img read more

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  • DDTV VIDEO: JIM MCGUINNESS ON WHY THE COUNTY NEEDS THE CONVOY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

    first_imgDDTV VIDEO REPORT: Donegal GAA are currently fundraising for their new training facility in Convoy, which will facilitate all underage, senior footballers, Hurling and ladies football, and in the future cultural events.It is hoped that the first training sessions will take place in August, this year. In this video by jacksonmediatv county manager Jim McGuinness talks about the importance of Convoy for the future of gaelic games in the county.Click to play and watch  DDTV VIDEO: JIM MCGUINNESS ON WHY THE COUNTY NEEDS THE CONVOY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE was last modified: April 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:centre of excellenceconvoyDonegal GAAGAAJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

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  • DONEGAL BUSINESS TO HOST FREE MASTERCLASS IN DIGITIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES

    first_imgAre you an SME? Do you need to develop a digital media strategy? Would you like to improve your online presence?  If so, you are invited to a FREE masterclass at Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town on Thursday, 25 June 2015. This one-day masterclass will focus on the following topics: Overview of the digital economy in IrelandFive types of online businessCharacteristics of the digital consumerHow to make a digital planSetting objectives and targetsCustomer acquisition strategiesCustomer retention strategiesRole of social mediaWhat is content marketing?What about Mobile?Overview of digital marketing platforms for increasing growth and effectivenessThis is a practical masterclass which will focus on empowering participants to take control of their online marketing activities.We will outline the key steps in preparing an effective Online Marketing Plan.The primary focus is on using data to make better decisions and how to attract and retain customers.Finally we will provide an overview of the best Digital platforms available to help scale and grow your business online.The template provided during the masterclass will be comprehensive and use best practice to really allow participants embrace the opportunity that broadband and connectivity can offer in growing your business.This event is being organised by ERNACT and funded through the CREATE project (www.create-nwe.eu).  You can follow CREATE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/createNWE/ To register, please email aortizdezarate@ernact.eu or telephone 074 9168212.DONEGAL BUSINESS TO HOST FREE MASTERCLASS IN DIGITIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more

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  • Health May Depend on Good Viruses and Microbes

    first_imgThere is still much to learn about the human body. Some of our best friends may not even share our own genes.Good ArchaeaScientists have tended to characterize microbes of the kingdom Archaea, thought to be the most ancient life forms, as extremophiles – cells that live predominantly in extreme environments, like hot springs. What’s coming to light now is that we have numerous archaeans in our bodies. How did they get there, and what do they do? Science Magazine gave a run-down on this frontier of human ecology. In “Survey of archaea in the body reveals other microbial guests,” Elizabeth Pennisi says,When you think of archaea—perhaps the most ancient life forms—extreme locations such as hot springs, alkaline lakes, and wastewater treatment plants likely come to mind. But these microbes are also at home, sometimes in large numbers, in the human nose, lungs, gut, and on the skin, microbiologists reported last week.Their survey, published in mBio, is part of a growing push to look beyond the bacteria that make up the much-discussed microbiome to find other microbes that naturally inhabit the human body and may influence health and disease (see p. 982). “It is very exciting to know the existence of such a rich repertoire of archaea in humans,” says Jean-François Brugère, a molecular biologist at the University Clermont Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France. “Human microbiotas should not be limited to bacteria.”This diversity was just here, on and within us, and we did not know it.Another researcher found archaea in “surprising abundance” everywhere she looked, even in hospitals and spacecraft “clean” rooms. She began looking at the human body and found them in human skin, lungs, noses, and guts. At this point it is not clear how they influence our health. Their “tissue specificity” (preferred locations) seem to suggest healthful interactions. One researcher marveled, “This diversity was just here, on and within us, and we did not know it.”Good VirusesEven smaller than archaea, beneficial viruses called bacteriophages (phages for short, rhymes with pages) may also play key roles in human health. As the name implies, bacteriophages “eat” bacteria. Off the cuff, that sounds like a good thing. In Science Magazine, Giorgia Guglielmi asks, “Do bacteriophage guests protect human health?” If so, they are wanted guests. Here’s some background on their discovery:A century after they were discovered killing bacteria in the feces of World War I soldiers, the viruses known as bacteriophages, or simply phages, are drawing new attention for the role they might play within the human body. Phages have been found most everywhere, from oceans to soils. Now, a study suggests that people absorb up to 30 billion phages every day through their intestines.The fact that healthy humans are flooded with archaea and phages would indicate they help us out somehow. Some health organizations have suggested that ingesting more phages might help control parasites or work other benefits. “There have been some compelling success stories, but phage therapy has struggled to become a dependable treatment,” Guglielmi cautions. Work on classifying the “phageome” of the body is just beginning. Phages appear most abundant in mucus membranes, which tend to be exposed to the environment where harmful bacteria are likely to accumulate. New work shows that they can also spread into our tissues. Some research provides clues of beneficial functions for our minuscule guests:If phages do get into our tissues, what—if anything—do they do there? Only a few studies address the issue. In 2004, researchers led by Dąbrowska reported that a specific type of phage can bind the membrane of cancer cells, reducing tumor growth and spread in mice. A few years later, Dąbrowska’s graduate adviser, phage expert Andrzej Górski, showed that phages can affect the mouse immune system when injected, ramping down T-cell proliferation and antibody production. In mice, they can even prevent the immune system from attacking transplanted tissues.Phages may also reduce inflammation and regulate the immune system. It may take decades to figure out what the “phageome” does for us (or to us), but initial indications are positive.There’s plenty of work to do in human physiology. Since neither of these articles mentioned Darwinism, apparently nothing in archaea biology or phage biology made sense in the light of evolution. We suggest an intelligent design approach, like Paul Nelson’s quip, “If something works, it’s probably not happening by accident.” Look at these new fields of study without the Darwin blinders on. You might find additional support for beneficial functions that are irreducibly complex.(Visited 356 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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