Every home, away and third Premier League kit ranked from worst to first!

first_imgWe all love a new football kit.We’ve had a glimpse of new strips over pre-season, but now we get to see them all in action as the new season kicks off this coming Saturday.So there really is no better time to take a look at every home, away and third kit that’ll be on show. And deliver our verdict on the best and worst.Check out talkSPORT’s ranking of every kit for the 2016/17 Premier League season, ordered from worst to first, by viewing the slideshow above.You can stream official live coverage of the Premier League this season, wherever you are in the world, on talkSPORT.We’ve got live matches, plus all the build up, post-match reaction from managers, players and fans, and everything else covered in between!Click here for match coverage details. 9. Bournemouth’s official home kit 2016/17 46. Everton’s official away kit 2016/17 43. Watford’s official away kit 2016/17 27. Stoke City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 39. Chelsea’s official away kit 2016/17 48 44. Sunderland’s official third kit 2016/17 48 40. Watford’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 4. West Bromwich Albion’s official home kit 2016/17 41. Liverpool’s official away kit 2016/17 29. Manchester United’s official third kit 2016/17 48 48 48. Leicester City’s official away kit 2016/17 – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at our full ranking of every home, away and third Premier League 2016/17 kit 48 33. Tottenham Hotspur’s official home kit 2016/17 30. Chelsea’s official third kit 2016/17 48 48 48 48 48 48 34. Liverpool’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 1. Leicester City’s official third kit 2016/17 10. Manchester United’s official home kit 2016/17 48 32. Everton’s official home kit 2016/17 6. Bournemouth’s official away kit 2016/17 20. Manchester City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 36. Tottenham Hotspur’s official third kit 2016/17 48 37. West Ham United’s official away kit 2016/17 48 48 47. Hull City’s official away kit 2016/17 48 16. Swansea City’s official away kit 2016/17 45. Middlesbrough’s official home kit 2016/17 48 24. Swansea City’s official home kit 2016/17 23. Manchester City’s official away kit 2016/17 48 48 48 12. Crystal Palace’s official home kit 2016/17 48 14. West Bromwich Albion’s official away kit 48 28. Southampton’s official home kit 2016/17 7. Arsenal’s official third kit 2016/17 38. Sunderland’s official away kit 2016/17 (pictured right) 31. Leicester City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 25. Arsenal’s official home kit 2016/17 48 21. Burnley’s official away kit 2016/17 2. Arsenal’s official away kit 2016/17 35. Burnley’s official home kit 2016/17 19. Bournemouth’s official third kit 2016/17 (pictured right) 13. Sunderland’s official home kit 2016/17 15. Middlesbrough’s official away kit 2016/17 5. Tottenham Hotspur’s official away kit 2016/17 18. Liverpool’s official third kit 2016/17 48 26. Southampton’s official away kit 2016/17 48 3. Chelsea’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 22. West Ham United’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 48 48 48 42. Hull City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 11. Stoke City’s official away kit 2016/17 48 8. Manchester United’s official away kit 2016/17 48 17. Crystal Palace’s official away kit 2016/17 last_img read more

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John Laird Praying politicians vindictive voters and transit taxes

first_imgNotes, quotes and anecdotes while wondering what we do if some folks in one state oppose a bistate bridge but more folks in the other state support the same bistate bridge:Lord, help us — Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke says he wants board hearings to open with invocations. Hey, how ’bout some benedictions, too? It’s time to roll out the same old reminder that’s needed every time a politician starts preaching about prayer in public meetings: Mielke is free to pray any prayer he wants, to any deity he chooses, before, during and after any and all board hearings. I don’t know how much more freedom of religion he could want than that.Ah, but we all know what Mielke really wants, don’t we? Yeah, he wants everyone else to pray along with him.Another reason for term limits — Left out of last week’s column advocating term limits for Congress was this reality: With term limits, members of Congress would worry less about being “primaried.” This fear rumbles in the belly of every senator and representative. Both parties are plagued by it, but these days the fear is especially rampant among Republicans. Many are kept on the fringe of policy stances because drifting to the ideological center, or compromising with the enemy, will result in some Tea Party whack-a-mole popping up in the next primary. And primaries are where radicals make their big moves. With term limits, this fear subsides and, theoretically, would be replaced by productive governing.Cutting off the nose — Far be it from me to lecture the 53.4 percent of Battle Ground voters who rejected last month’s school levy, but I have a few questions. Were you just being vindictive? And is being the only school district out of 50 across the state last month to reject a school levy a source of pride for you? Do you honestly believe cutting $16 million from the budget, and losing another $6 million in matching state funds, will improve the quality of education in your district? Did you understand that it was a replacement levy and not a new levy?Also, do you think this vote improves or diminishes the reputation of your community? Does it inspire great teachers to apply for jobs there? Does it raise or lower morale among your educators?last_img read more

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Researchers isolate compounds and esters given off by dying humans

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Most people have heard of what is commonly known as “the smell of death” though the phrase is also used to describe people near to dying. Still, human beings undoubtedly give off a unique chemical cocktail after they die—one that dogs can identify using only their noses. Scientists have wondered for many years about the nature of that cocktail and have more recently begun to conduct studies to determine if its exact makeup could be found. In this new effort, the team in Belgium believes it has done just that.To separate the chemicals emitted from humans during decomposition, from other animals, the team gathered animal (frog, pig, mouse, rabbit, mole, turtle, fish and bird remains) and human parts and put them in separate chambers where they could be studied with a gas chromatograph over a period of six months. That led to the identification of 452 unique compounds— principle component analysis showed that just eight of those compounds were distinct to humans and pigs (a close physiological sample). Closer examination of just the pig and human remains revealed five esters (organic compounds typically found in fats and oils, some of which are what humans smell when fruit is rotting) that were unique to just humans. The researchers suggest that their results might be used to assist in training search dogs, or even perhaps in building a machine able to detect the smell of decaying human bodies, which could then be put into search robots. They acknowledge that more work still needs to be done because their study included only body parts—some tissue and organs—it is possible that a whole human body emits more compounds than just those parts studied, particularly parts associated with the gut. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium has succeeded in identifying the unique group of compounds and esters that are given off by the human body as it decomposes. In their paper posted in the journal PLoS ONE, the team describes the study they carried out using actual human remains, what they found and their hopes that their findings can be used in future forensic and search efforts. Credit: Cristie Guevara/public domain Research shows value of cadaver dogs locating underwater corpses More information: Rosier E, Loix S, Develter W, Van de Voorde W, Tytgat J, Cuypers E (2015) The Search for a Volatile Human Specific Marker in the Decomposition Process. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137341. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137341AbstractIn this study, a validated method using a thermal desorber combined with a gas chromatograph coupled to mass spectrometry was used to identify the volatile organic compounds released during decomposition of 6 human and 26 animal remains in a laboratory environment during a period of 6 months. 452 compounds were identified. Among them a human specific marker was sought using principle component analysis. We found a combination of 8 compounds (ethyl propionate, propyl propionate, propyl butyrate, ethyl pentanoate, pyridine, diethyl disulfide, methyl(methylthio)ethyl disulfide and 3-methylthio-1-propanol) that led to the distinction of human and pig remains from other animal remains. Furthermore, it was possible to separate the pig remains from human remains based on 5 esters (3-methylbutyl pentanoate, 3-methylbutyl 3-methylbutyrate, 3-methylbutyl 2-methylbutyrate, butyl pentanoate and propyl hexanoate). Further research in the field with full bodies has to corroborate these results and search for one or more human specific markers. These markers would allow a more efficiently training of cadaver dogs or portable detection devices could be developed.center_img Explore further Journal information: PLoS ONE Citation: Researchers isolate compounds and esters given off by dying humans (2015, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-isolate-compounds-esters-dying-humans.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Blame it on the proverbial foreign hand

first_imgTHE most powerful, though never sighted, political unifier in India is back: the foreign hand. The National Democratic Alliance government recently went after the Ford Foundation for funding “political” and “disruptive” activities. And hardly a few hours after the announcement, it cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 non-government organisations (NGOs) for violating the rules governing foreign funds. At the same time, it stopped a Greenpeace activist from flying abroad to make a presentation on how a community is fighting a coal mine project in the country. Also Read – Gateway of criminal justicePursuing this obsession, the Union Environment Minister has publicly said that the recent focus on air pollution in Delhi is part of a “design” to malign the country. The Union minister cited a “foreign hand” because the air pollution data came from machines installed at an embassy. He has questioned why nobody talked about air pollution in the capital in the past 10 years. It is another matter that hardly a day goes by without the newspapers carrying a story on Delhi’s alarming air pollution. Also Read – Turning a blind eyeThis is not the first government that is obsessed with the foreign hand theory. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, attributed “foreign hand” to the anti-nuclear campaigns. And when his government was shrouded with corruption charges that led to its miserable fall in the general elections next year, Singh’s key ministers questioned civil society groups and their intentions citing foreign funds. This was surprising because there was a period when the government was seen as “NGO-wallas” due to its leadership’s engaging relationship with civil society. Equally surprising is the current government’s actions against NGOs and donors because, as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers, its focus is on salvaging the image of the country in the international arena. Then why would the government risk going after a US charity that has the potential of diplomatic fallout? The Ford Foundation has also helped implement many government schemes, including a few flagship schemes in Gujarat, when Modi was its chief minister.This is where the larger question of intent comes. The Union government took action against Ford Foundation after the Gujarat government complained that the foundation supported a few activists who were campaigning against the state’s involvement in the 2002 communal riots. Similarly, the NGOs that were forced to shut shop were mostly opposing mining and industry projects and fighting for the legitimate rights of communities.The political leadership wants to polarise the development discourse in the country by hitting out at any NGO that is protesting development projects. And the leadership seems to be successful as whenever genuine environmental concerns are raised, it automatically ends in a debate over development v environment. At a time when the middle class is calling the political shots, development has taken precedence over the environment. The growth rate has to be revived and the government has conveniently made us believe that the growth is not happening because of opposition to projects on environmental concerns. A polarised discourse is easy to manage, at least while dealing with daily anti-government headlines, according to former BJP minister Arun Shourie. The current leadership believes it will be able to salvage its image through this. But the point it misses is that polarisation is an enemy in the long-term. The government might be able to slow down NGOs but what will it do when people come out on the streets to protect their rights. That is a much bigger and difficult headline to manage. DOWN TO EARTHlast_img read more

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How to protect your shoes in winter

first_imgThe winter season calls for added attention to shoes. Basic stuff like infusing shoe wax or using protective spray can add life to your favourite pairs, says an expert.Barun Prabhakar, deputy general manager, Design and Digital Marketing of Red Chief, shares his inputs on how to protect your shows from damage in winter..  When the winter season hits the priority is your shoes, The last thing you would want is to walk in cold feet. You can protect your shoes by applying protective spray on the exteriors Clean the shoes immediately once you are back to prevent the moisture from settling. Use a horse hair brush or an old newspaper for this Don’t forget to infuse shoe wax to bring back the glow on your leather shoes, In case you are not using the shoe more then a week, cover it with a hard paper or a box To wipe away salty stains, use vinegar solution and rub with a cotton ball Your feet too should be cleaned up before you wear your since moisture can give rise to moulds inside the shoes Never dry your shoes with a heater or radiator when slightly wet as this will create cracks.last_img read more

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Eating chocolate may provide relief from bowel disease

first_imgConsuming protein rich foods such as nuts, eggs, seeds, beans, poultry, yogurt, cheese and even chocolates may foster a more tolerant and less inflammatory gut environment, which could mean relief for people living with abdominal pain and diarrhoea of inflammatory bowel disease, a study has said. These food items contain an appreciable amount of tryptophan – an amino acid used in the buildup of proteins – which when fed on mice led to the development of immune cells that foster a tolerant gut, the study said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings indicated that a protein rich diet triggers the appearance of immune cells in Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) – a bacterium that normally lives in the gut, and together these promote a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system.”We established a link between one bacterial species – Lactobacillus reuteri — that is a normal part of the gut microbiome, and development of a population of cells that promote tolerance,” said Marco Colonna, the Robert Rock Belliveau, Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The more tryptophan the mice had in their diet, the more of these immune cells they had,” Belliveau added.For the study, published in the journal Science, the team examined mice that had lived under sterile conditions since birth and was germ-free.When L. reuteri was introduced to these mice, the immune cells arose. Further, when tryptophan was doubled in the mice’s feed, the number of such cells rose by about 50 per cent.Humans have the same tolerance-promoting cells as mice, and have L. reuteri in the gastrointestinal tracts.”The development of these cells is probably something we want to encourage since these cells control inflammation on the inner surface of the intestines,” explained Luisa Cervantes-Barragan, Postdoctoral researcher from the varsity.”High levels of tryptophan in the presence of L. reuteri may induce expansion of this population,” Cervantes-Barragan said.last_img read more

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