In an Indonesian village, compressor diving for fish is a dangerous business

first_imgEnvironment, Fishing, Oceans Article published by mongabayauthor At least 11 men from Indonesia’s Seriwe village, on the island of Lombok, have died in compressor diving accidents. Others have suffered varying degrees of paralysis.The accidents are made more likely because the divers use cheap, makeshift rigs that tend not to include pressure gauges.When their husbands suffer an injury and are unable to work, responsibility for providing for the family falls on the divers’ wives. SERIWE, Indonesia – Sunardi remembers the sky lit up red with sunset as he checked the bag his wife had prepared: Change of clothes, check. Cigarettes, dinner, check. He examined his other bag to make sure his diving equipment — flashlight, goggles, breathing tube — hadn’t been left behind. Check.He and four other men — another diver, a captain and two air-compressor operators — were ready to set sail that day in 2016 from his home village of Seriwe, on the island of Lombok, near the better-known island of Bali. They were headed for the waters off Gerupuk, another village 20 kilometers (12 miles) down the coast.The crew arrived after dark, which was good: Fish are easier to catch at night, and lobsters are more active too. Sunardi, 36, stood to earn up to 1 million rupiah ($67) on this outing — more than half the minimum monthly wage for this part of Indonesia. It depended on how many dives he was willing to do.In Gerupuk, the crew switched on the air compressor and attached a hose that ran 60 meters (200 feet) to a dive regulator. Sunardi was ready. With the moon high in the sky, he picked up his speargun, put the regulator in his mouth and slipped quietly into the sea.Sunardi started diving in elementary school. By the time he was an adult he had become known as a skilled compressor diver. It was a reputation that had won him work across the Indonesian archipelago, but which consistently tested the limits of his body.After that first dive in Gerupuk on that night in 2016, Sunardi felt a tingling in his left foot. It wasn’t an altogether unusual feeling. The locals had a name for it: aiq keram, or “the cramps.” But the condition isn’t as innocuous as it sounds. Aiq keram can presage the onset of decompression sickness, a much more serious condition that can be fatal.Sunardi was determined to keep going. He was trying to earn enough money to build a house.Midway through his third dive, at around 2 a.m., Sunardi began to feel claustrophobic and decided to ascend. He knew to be careful: coming up too quickly could cause decompression sickness.After climbing aboard the boat, he knew something wasn’t right. This time, it was both legs. He lay down and prayed. The crew took him to a hospital two hours away in the city of Mataram. There, Sunardi was placed in a hyperbaric chamber with three times the normal air pressure to help him recover. But his condition only seemed to worsen.The numbness had spread up both legs to his waist. His legs were spasming. At one point he looked down and realized with horror that he had soiled his pants.In the two years since, Sunardi’s been to the hyperbaric tube eight times, with little to show for it save a mounting pile of medical bills. He still can’t move his legs. To pay for the treatment, he’s had to sell his boat and valuable pieces of furniture.“If I step on a nail, it doesn’t even hurt,” Sunardi said, striking his calf. “It’s like I don’t have legs.”The island of Lombok is home to 3 million people, mostly Muslims. Image by Gunakarta/Wikimedia Commons.In Seriwe, Sunardi isn’t alone. The village is known for the high number of men who have been paralyzed, or worse, from diving.Locals recite the names of some of the men who died from complications related to unsafe diving: Jumasih, Amaq Gonda, Sahram, Bandi, Dadi, Munawir, Kero, Burhanudin, Rusman, Seman, Mastah.Among those who have suffered permanent injuries: Reji, Zaenal Abidin, Majmu, Halil, Nurman, Saidi, Joni, Combo. It’s a problem linked to the improvised dive equipment, lack of safety training, and the drive to push limits in order to earn more money.In recreational scuba diving, people are taught to diligently monitor air pressure and immersion time with the help of gauges and dive watches. Doing so ensures the body can adjust safely to changes in water pressure, so as to prevent decompression sickness, also known as the bends.The divers of Seriwe cannot afford such equipment. They use cheap, makeshift rigs that tend not to include pressure gauges. Combined with the incentive to spend extended time in deep water chasing big fish, these men put their lives, and the livelihoods of their families, on the line.A fisherman in Gerupuk and his makeshift diving equipment. Image by Fathul Rakhman for Mongabay.When a diver from Seriwe dies or becomes disabled, more often than not it falls to his wife to make up for the lost income. Sainah, Sunardi’s wife, found work harvesting and drying seaweed. The village is renowned for its seaweed production, but the job is seasonal, and when there’s no work to be had, Sainah turns to family for loans.“I just make do with menciro,” Sunardi says — handouts for helping other fishermen tie up their boats after returning from sea.Women sort through seaweed in Seriwe. Image by Fathul Rakhman for Mongabay.Herawati, a graduate of Australian National University who has researched the economy of Seriwe, said such financial challenges are exacerbated by gender norms that limit the ability of households to adapt.In many cases, the disabled men in Seriwe could easily take jobs as seaweed farmers, Herawati found. But the widespread belief that seaweed farming is “women’s work” prevents them from doing so.Gender norms can also prevent female heads of households from accessing loans. Creditors “just assume they won’t be able to pay the loan back,” Herawati said. This includes the Indonesian Ministry of Fisheries, which commits considerable resources to poverty alleviation, but targets the programs at male heads of households as the recipients, Herawati said; women are rarely able to gain access to these services on their own.“These families should actually be getting special targeting given the disruptions to their lives,” Herawati said.In Seriwe, it’s a common story. Despite the risks compressor diving poses to men and their families, the industry continues to hold sway; the rewards of good money continue to outstrip the risks of death, injury and poverty.Sunardi’s family used to be relatively well off. When he could dive, the family could afford nice things. They were planning to send their children to college.Though it remains unclear if the feeling in his legs will ever return, Sunardi is sure of one thing.“I can’t go to sea again,” he says.Sunardi walking on crutches. He lost the use of his legs in a diving accident. Image by Fathul Rakhman for Mongabay.Correction (Sept. 29, 2018): An earlier version of this article referred to the activities undertaken by Sunardi and his neighbors as scuba spearfishing. By definition, scuba refers to an underwater breathing apparatus that is completely independent of any surface supply. The fishermen’s craft is more accurately described as compressor diving.The story was reported by Mongabay’s Indonesia team and was first published on our Indonesian site on Sept. 20, 2018.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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Basel 1-4 Arsenal: Lucas Perez hat-trick helps Gunners top Group A

first_img1 Lucas Perez hit his first hat-trick for Arsenal in a convincing 4-1 win over Basel, which sends them through to the Champions League knockout stages as Group A winners.The Spaniard struck twice early in the first half then immediately after the restart, with Alex Iwobi adding a fourth later in the second period.Seydou Doumbia netted a consolation for the hosts in the final 15 minutes, but the Gunners never looked likely to lose the game which leaves them top of their group due to PSG’s draw with Ludogorets.The visitors were outstanding in the opening stages, cutting through Basel with ease to claim an early two-goal lead.Sanchez and Gibbs combined well on the left wing, with the latter firing a cross into the area which Perez hooked home after eight minutes.And eight minutes later Perez netted again, scoring an almost carbon-copy of his opener after Gibbs’ shot was parried by goalkeeper Vaclik.The hosts did have chances – Delgado forcing a save from Ospina and Traore slicing a curling strike just wide of the far post – but their attempts were few and far between.With the lead taken so early, Arsenal eased off the pressure and started a spell of relaxed possession with no cutting edge.And whilst Basel didn’t look threatening, it was obvious their confidence was rising as the Gunners failed to attack.Ospina had to save Steffen’s long-range attempt and Delgado wasted a good headed chance, but Wenger’s men reached the break in command and largely untroubled.And rather than allow Basel a route back into the game by starting slowly in the second period, they came out the traps in fifth gear – Perez completing his hat-trick two minutes after the restart with a lovely finish from just inside the area.Seven minutes later Iwobi added a fourth, finishing off a lovely team move involving Sanchez and Ozil, who played a fantastic reverse pass to assist the goal.Sanchez crashed a free-kick against the cross bar and Giroud found the side netting from Ozil’s pass, but it was Basel who grabbed the fifth goal of the game, Doumbia netting after a lovely piece of skill took him past the Arsenal defenders into the area.There were later chances for the hosts, but Arsenal never looked likely to concede again, and they secured top spot in Group A knowing that rivals PSG had been held to a 2-2 draw at home by Ludogorets. Lucas Perez celebrates scoring his first hat-trick for Arsenal last_img read more

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Jessie’s Critter Carousel Opens This April at Disney California Adventure

first_imgShare This!Get ready to have a rootin’ tootin’ time on Jessie’s Critter Carousel! The attraction, which has been updated from the previous King Triton’s Carousel of the Sea, will officially open in April. (No “official” date has been released…just April.)Guests will be able to ride this updated attraction starring Jessie from the Toy Story franchise in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. Here, Guests will be able to saddle up on one of 56 critters like a snake, armadillo, turtle, bunny and more from the world of Woody’s Roundup.Who else is ready to giddy up with Jessie?last_img read more

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Doctors Without Borders asks if you can make the #ToughDecisions

first_imgDr  Mohammed Dalwai  treats a patient at a field hospital in Libya. (Image credit: MSF)Sulaiman PhilipWhen a bomb detonates, the blast wave – pressurised compressed air – causes major internal injuries as victims closest to the explosion are knocked down. With the explosion comes the blast wind and a vacuum is created, making it impossible to breathe. The shockwave follows closely behind, further damaging organs in a remarkably fragile body. Victims are peppered with flying splinters, hot steel or junk metal, included in the bomb’s design to cause the maximum number of injuries. Now, imagine that you are the doctor faced with victims of that blast streaming into your impermanent, understaffed and under-equipped hospital in a bleak tribal region of Pakistan. Who do you treat first? The child covered in blood or the woman stumbling around, clutching her chest with no visible wounds to treat.South Africans working with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)) make these life-altering decisions every day. The aid group’s latest awareness campaign to publicise its life-saving work will put Twitter users in their shoes and asks if they could make those #ToughDecisions.South African citizens returning from placements with MSF find it difficult to share the intensity of their experiences, but it is these experiences that inform the new campaign. According to Borrie la Grange, head of communications of MSF South Africa, the campaign wants to turn the flippant Twitter hashtag #ToughDecisions on its head. “We all make decisions every day, about wardrobe choices or meals. We wanted to take that offhand action and show the power of making and how the same process changes lives in life and death situations. We wanted to clue South Africans in to the  work that is being done by their neighbours and friends.“Not everyone can do the work these men and women do but while sitting safely on your couch watching TV you can do something small to help them. For a price of one cup of coffee a month you can help save the life of a pregnant woman in South Sudan or treat a TB patient in South Africa.” South African medics on the frontlinesIn 2012 as bombs fell around the hospital in a cave in Syria, Dr Mohammed Dalwai had to decide: was it safe enough to stay as the fighting crept closer to their makeshift facility? “We knew there was no other medical care available. If anyone had been injured who would have treated them? In the end we stayed, but we reduced the team, keeping just the most vital medical staff in the field.”South Africa-trained medics – like Dr Vanessa Naidoo – have an enviable reputation internationally as trauma and emergency specialists. When working in a converted chicken farm in the middle of a warzone with non-existent medical infrastructure, it is the skill of the medics that saves lives.“As a doctor why do I ‘go to war’?” Naidoo asks unflinchingly. She explains that to her, and her colleagues, disregarding the sick or wounded, the newborn and the frail would be an unbearable humiliation to bear. Despite the trying circumstances she always goes back. “We don’t have much to work with in the field, but we do the best we can with what we have and what we know.  What keeps us going back is seeing the innocent and the wounded and understanding that we are all the same, and we have a responsibility to try to use our skills to ease the suffering and speak out against injustice where we can.”Naidoo is not a bleeding heart needing to save the world. She admits to a feeling of powerlessness when she looks at all the need in the world, “but I know how to help an old diabetic who has not had treatment for months. I may be able to help a child who tripped and fell while running behind a truck full of soldiers cheering them on. I could deliver a baby and save a woman in labour the unavoidable three-hour hike for medical care across an unsafe border. All of these things I can do.”Doctors like Dalwai and Naidoo, or Stefan Kruger and midwife Zani Prinsloo, do not see themselves as heroes says La Grange. The work they do is heroic but they are simply answering a call and fulfilling a need in themselves to provide medical care where it’s needed, much like MSF colleagues from around the world.George Mapiya, an MSF nurse, draws inspiration from a Somali colleague. In 2013 MSF was faced with one of its toughest decisions. After 21 years the safety of MSF staff became an issue after several attacks and the deaths of staff. Guarantees of safety were no longer in place so MSF decided to shut down its clinic in Marere, in war ravaged Somalia. A day after MSF closed operations armed men came to take over the remote Marere clinic intent on evicting staff and patients. “The assistant project coordinator was running operations and negotiating with the Al Shabab. If you see him you won’t believe it. He’s a simple, small-bodied man. The gunmen were so tough – they don’t have time to reason. But he succeeded in getting them to back off so that his team could provide five months of medication supply to the last of the TB patients in the ward. He stood up to a group of armed men for the sake of our patients. He was my hero,” Mapiya says.About Doctors Without BordersDoctors Without Borders is present in 67 countries and treats nine million of the worlds most in-need patients. Its budget is 90% funded by individual donations and allows the group to be independent, neutral and impartial. Its staff were on the ground within days of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, have run programmes in inner city slums in Johannesburg and on the battlefields of Syria. Established in 1971 the organisation also runs programmes bringing medical care to people who have been excluded from healthcare or those suffering from epidemics or neglected diseases.last_img read more

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Teaching Consumerization

first_imgDo you remember how you learned to be creative? Some people think that Schools should teach free thinking, creativity and innovation, but this is almost impossible. There is a great TED speech I would encourage you to watch on this.So what does any of this have to do with consumerization? Well here is the key point, years ago we were able to tell an employee in detail what they could and could not do; now we have to teach principles and let them apply these to their day to day life. Not only do we have to trust our employees can follow these principles but do we even know what we are asking?Intel recently took on Will.i.am as creative director; He comes to us with a massive social media following which makes him a valuable resource to our company. We want our employees to help spread good messages and we value those that have strong social media followings. So what should we tell employees? Blog? Don’t Blog? This is just one example where we need to think differently about security policy.Alan Ross said “Users are the stewards of information” That means that we need to work out a way of employees making a choice about what they can and cannot communicate when they are on their own. Communicating too much or too little means the company is not tuned for performance. So we need to start working out how we can build policies on principles that we can enforce. But how can you enforce something you can’t measure, even if you knew what you wanted this would be hard.Many security professionals have made their careers by authoring very exact and defined security policies, now consumerization comes and the policy is invalid or worse still it’s not updated as a new “Common Practise” grips the company.We are beginning to see documents that have phrases like “avoided where possible” and backed up with greater employee training. We don’t know really where this is all going but companies have some really direct questions to consider.So will you train your staff or will YouTube do it for you? Are you looking at the next generation of workers and comprehending the idea that they may not know what email is? They may think that posting their most intimate experiences on facebook is normal behaviour and important messages are communicated as tweets because hiding it in a document is silly.Protecting data is going to change over the next few years, that’s not because of the technology it’s because people are different.If you enjoyed the first video here Sir Ken Robinson adds a bit more!Roblast_img read more

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Creating a Custom System Defense filter using PowerShell

first_imgIndicates the name of the class or the subclass used in the creation of an instance Specifies whether an Event should be created in the Event Manager when this filter is matched FilterDirection HdrSrcAddress is an OctetString, of a size determined by the value of the HdrIPVersion property, representing a source IP address HdrProtocolID8021 PolicyName The scoping ComputerSystem’s Name AMT_IPHeadersFilter Supported Fields Name Name ActionEventOnMatch Policy Supported Fields PolicyPrecedence RxDefaultCount Specifies whether the TX packet should be dropped on filter match TxDefaultMatchEvent AntiSpoofingSupport TCPFlagsOn HdrDestAddress is an OctetString, of a size determined by the value of the HdrIPVersion property, representing a destination IP address Anti Spoofing has the highest priority for blocking FilterProfile FilterDirection HdrSrcMask is an OctetString, of a size determined by the value of the HdrIPVersion property, representing a mask to be used in comparing the source address in the IP header with the value represented by the HdrSrcAddress property TxDefaultDrop SystemCreationClassName HdrDestPortStart AMT_Hdr8021Filter Supported Fields The name of the policy that this filter will be used in. 8-bit unsigned integer, representing an IP protocol type PolicyName The name of the policy that this filter will be used in. Represents the lower end of a range of UDP or TCP source ports Tx DefaultCount Specifies the traffic direction (transmit or receive) that the filter governs IPFilter belongs to the class AMT_IPHeadersFilter. This filter contains the most commonly required properties for performing filtering on IP, TCP or UDP headers. Properties in an instance of the IPHeadersFilter are treated as ‘all values’. Indicates the name of the class or the subclass used in the creation of an instance Identifies the version of the IP addresses for IP header filters SystemName HdrSrcPortEnd Specifies the type of behavior exhibited by the filter Specifies the type of behavior exhibited by the filter A list of Filter Creation Handles to be included in the Policy FilterProfileData RxDefaultMatchEvent The scoping ComputerSystem’s CreationClassName HdrProtocolID CreationClassName Specifies whether to count filter matches InstanceID Defines the label by which the Filter Entry is known and uniquely identified So what is in the XML file?Here is a look at a sample policy –    defaultBlock    defaultPolicy    http://intel.com/wbem/wscim/1/amt-schema/1/AMT_Hdr8021Filter    n/a    n/a    n/a    1    0    false    2048                          defaultPolicy                        0                        3                        false                        false                        true                        false                        true                        false                        true            A System Defense policy contains a set of filters that are applied to incoming and outgoing network packets, combined with actions to take when a packet matches or does not match the conditions in the filter. PolicyName FilterCreationHandles In case multiple policies are being activated simultaneously, the policy with the highest precedence value takes effect TCPFlagsOff RxDefaultDrop The scoping ComputerSystem’s Name The scoping ComputerSystem’s CreationClassName Specifies whether an Event should be created in the Event Manager when this filter is matched SystemCreationClassName HdrSrcAddress Let us go over how to use the Intel vPro Technology Module for PowerShell to create a custom Intel vPro System defense filter and policy.This functionality is new in version 3.2.5!First, let’s verify that no System Defense data is set using Get-AMTSystemDefenseNothing set – so let’s just call Set-AMTSystemDefense. This maintains the previous behavior, and sets a demo System defnse up that block all traffic except management traffic to the vPro AMT!Now to clear it using Clear-AMTSystemDefenseWhat about a custom policy? Well, just pass in an xml file! An extra data parameter which is used depending on the FilterProfile: It is left blank for Drop/Pass/Statistics filters, but is required for Rate Limit filters HdrIPVersion HdrDestAddress HdrSrcMask Specifies whether the RX packet should be dropped on filter match SystemName HdrDestMask is an OctetString, of a size determined by the value of the HdrIPVersion property, representing a mask to be used in comparing the destination address in the IP header with the value represented in the HdrDestAddress property Specifies the traffic direction (transmit or receive) that the filter governs Specifies whether an Event should be created in the Event Manager when this filter is matched FilterProfileData HdrDestMask Defines the label by which the Filter Entry is known and uniquely identified System Defense has two types of filters that can be created, an Ethernet Filter and an IP Filter.Ethernet Filter belongs to the class AMT_Hdr8021Filter. The 8021Filter allows 802.1.source and destination MAC addresses, as well as the 802.1 protocol ID, priority, and VLAN identifier fields, to be expressed in a single object to classify and identify traffic. HdrDestPortEnd Represents the lower end of a range of UDP or TCP destination ports This property is a 16-bit unsigned integer, representing an Ethernet protocol type A set of flags whose effective value in the TCP header of each packet must be ON for filter to take effect Represents the upper end of a range of UDP or TCP source ports “ExamplePolicy” – Enter a meaningful name that you can use later to search for this instance. Maximum length 16. Represents the upper end of a range of UDP or TCP destination ports FilterProfile Specifies whether to count filter matches Specifies whether an Event should be created in the Event Manager when this filter is matched HdrSrcPortStart A set of flags whose effective value in the TCP header of each packet must be OFF for filter to take effect Enter any value (the value is overridden) ActionEventOnMatch CreationClassName An extra data parameter which is used depending on the FilterProfile: It is left blank for Drop/Pass/Statistics filters, but is required for Rate Limit filterslast_img read more

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Liveblog: Roma-Gladbach, Celtic-Lazio

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Europa League, as Roma host Borussia Monchengladbach and Lazio visit Celtic. If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE. We begin at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT) at the Stadio Olimpico, where Roma push through an epic injury crisis to take on Borussia Monchengladbach. The Germans might be joint top of the Bundesliga, but they are struggling so far in Europe this season. At 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), Lazio pay a visit to Glasgow’s iconic Celtic Park and need a good result to keep their Europa League ambitions alive. Celtic dropped down into this tournament after losing the Champions League preliminary round.last_img read more

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9 months agoWolves boss Nuno: No cap for January signings

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: No cap for January signingsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is not putting a cap on the number of signings the club will make this month.The Black Country club are still working on a deal to bring Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, currently on loan at Aston Villa, to Molineux.But Nuno has hinted that that they might not be the only deal they complete this month.”There are no numbers,” he said.”It’s a squad and a shape you have, and you have to make the balance of who you have and what you want to build regarding the future.”It’s about who has made things well and we keep counting on, some other players not.”You have to make decisions. This is how we work, but there are no numbers.”It’s not about the system, it’s about the quality of the players.”A player can play in another system and be good for us.” last_img read more

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a month agoWolves wing-back Adama Traore: Reading offers us momentum

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves wing-back Adama Traore: Reading offers us momentumby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves wing-back Adama Traore says they can build momentum with a Carabao Cup win over Reading tonight.Wolves go into the tie on the gap of their draw with Crystal Palace.Traore told the club’s website: “It will be important to build momentum, but whether it’s against Reading or whether it’s against anyone else, we always want to win.“It was the same against Crystal Palace – we got a point, but for everyone, we wanted to win. In any game, and whatever is the team, we go out to work and win.“But even if we don’t win games, we always have a positive mind. We have no excuses not to win games, and this is why we fight and work to do it.”On showing character at Selhurst Park, he continued: “It was a tough game and we wanted more, but we stayed in shape, we worked hard, and we kept believing – that is the important thing.“We had a lot of chances to score, the first-half in particular, but we didn’t finish it, so we have to think about the positive things, but we have to keep working, we have to improve in our game and we showed we can do it.“When you have chances and the goalie does well or it’s not going in, you get frustrated, but you have to keep going, keep believing and even if we have one man less, two men less, we will keep fighting together.” last_img read more

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Photo: DeMarcus Cousins Shares Text Conversation He Had With Nik Stauskas After Former Michigan Star Was Traded

first_imgDeMarcus Cousins hangs with Warriors teammate Kevin Durant.LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Kevin Durant (L) #35 and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors share a laugh as they sit on a baseline during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Nik Stauskas spent just one season in Sacramento, Calif., but it was a pretty entertaining one. There was the creation of his own hot sauce, “Sauce Castillo,” the “popcorning” of his apartment, the bet he made with Draymond Green, and a lot more. The former Michigan star is off to Philadelphia, as part of a trade the Kings made to open up some cap space. DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings’ best player, shared (and later deleted) the text conversation he had with Stauskas after the trade was made public. It’s a pretty cool insight into the life of an NBA player. We’re not sure why Cousins opted to delete the Instagram post, but it’s nice to see the Kings’ big man wish his former teammate well in Philadelphia.last_img read more

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