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Inter hit back at Juve boss over Moratti jibe

The Nerazzurri have reacted angrily to suggestions that their former owner accepted a league title the club 'did not win' Inter have hit back at Juventus president Andrea Agnelli over suggestions that the club accepted a league title they “did not win” following the Calciopoli scandal. This week former Inter owner Massimo Moratti stepped away from the club after nearly 20 years and was paid something of a backhanded compliment by Agnelli, who stated that Moratti’s love for the club blinded him into taking a Scudetto the club didn’t earn. And Inter moved quickly to slam Agnelli via an official statement published on the official club website: “FC Internazionale is saddened to hear that Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has once again attempted to distort the facts and change history. “Unfortunately for him, and for Italian football as a whole, 2006 was a disastrous year in which the Scudetto was legitimately awarded to Inter by the FIGC and Juventus were relegated to Serie B along with their reputation. “Those are the facts. We will not allow anyone to change them or act as if they did not happen.” Inter were handed the 2005-06 league title after Juventus were found guilty of attempting to influence referee appointments. Juventus were also stripped of the previous season’s league title. ...  

Getafe - Atletico Madrid Betting: Why Diego Simeone's men look good for a ...

Our La Liga expert, Phil Kitromilides, is backing the Spanish champions to overcome their local rivals without too many obstacles in the late game on Sunday evening Barely a few miles separate these local rivals but the gap in footballing terms is ever increasing with Atletico Madrid reveling in their status as Spanish champions while Getafe's best hope for the season is to disappear into mid-table obscurity and avoid any problems around the drop-zone for another campaign. Clearly and unsurprisingly, the visitors are favorites for Sunday's late game with BetVernons offering them at 11/20 (1.55) to claim three points while Getafe are offered at 11/2 (6.50) to spring what would be a considerable shock. The draw can be backed at 29/10 (3.90) with the same firm.Despite suffering a few setbacks in recent weeks (defeats to Valencia and Olympiakos and a home draw with Celta), Atleti still remain a force with which to be reckoned and it is a sign of just how far they have come that those results are considered setbacks and out of the ordinary for the reigning champions. Four wins in their last five games should give punters plenty of confidence in Diego Simeone's side, though, especially after a thumping 5-0 victory against Malmo in midweek. Simeone singled out summer signing Antione Griezmann for praise after he scored just his second goal for Atleti in midweek. The 23-year-old who moved from Real Sociedad will be hoping to open his Primera Division account for his new side on Sund...  

Scientists discover how our body regulates weight loss

Weight loss is a constant concern for many and scientists too are on a lookout to find out ways can help us do so. A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, researchers have found. The fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) hormone has been a key target for developing weight loss drugs because the protein increases energy expenditure, causing the body to burn calories. But how the hormone worked was not known until now. The team at University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical Center discovered that FGF21 acts directly on the brain, activating another hormone called corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). CRF then stimulates the nervous system, activating brown adipose tissue which generates body heat by burning fat. ‘FGF21 is known for playing a role in weight loss. We had previously shown that the hormone can act directly on the brain in mice to influence functions like reproduction. In the new study, we show that FGF21 also acts directly on the brain to regulate obesity,’ said Steven Kliewer, professor of molecular biology and pharmacology. Specifically, researchers found that the FGF21-CRF pathway activates a part of the nervous system that controls various involuntary body functions, called the sympathetic nervous system, to signal to brown fat. Brown fat is often considered the ‘good’ fat that actually burns energy by...  

Obama: Science, Not Fear, Key to Ebola Response

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give nurse Texas Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse who contracted Ebola is also improving. Obama is praising New York's quick reaction to its first Ebola cast. He says he's promised local officials any federal help they need. Obama is reminding Americans they can't contract Ebola unless they come into direct contact with a patient's bodily fluids. The president says the U.S. can beat the disease if it remains vigilant. He says the best way to stop it is at its source in West Africa. ——— Online: http://www.whitehouse.gov blog comments powered by ...  

7 Ways to Swim Better, Faster, Stronger This Year

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed YourSwimBook, a powerful log book and goal setting guide made specifically for swimmers. Sign up for the YourSwimBook newsletter (free) and get weekly motivational tips by clicking here. This time of year is very formative, daunting, and exciting all rolled into one for swimmers. After a small layover we get back into the meat-and-potatoes of training, a clean slate before us, pounding out miles of drill and aerobic work, laying the foundation for a fresh set of goals. With no tapers in sight, no championship competitions for miles (and miles), and nothing but training staring you in the face the fall can be a little daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. This is the time of year where we are all given a clean start, and a fresh set of opportunities to improve and define ourselves as swimmers. Here are 7 ways for swimmers to reap the most of the start of the new season: 1. Get back to the fundamentals. With a new season you have a fresh start with your stroke and technique. What are those corrections you were meaning to make but kept postponing last year? Now is the best time to hammer those into habit, so that when the mileage and intensity ramps up in the upcoming weeks and months you will have solid fundamentals as a foundation to build on. 2. Analyze the season that was. Just because the previous season is in the rear-vi...  

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Schalke 04: Time, TV schedule, and game preview

Dennis Grombkowski Can Schalke 04 or Bayer Leverkusen fire their way back into the top four? After starting the season with a bang, Bayer Leverkusen have been on a roller coaster of a ride -- blowout wins, high scoring draws, and blowout losses all being a routine part of their season. It's all a function of new head coach Roger Schmidt's predilection towards all out attack. Fresh off a 2-0 win over Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Leverkusen will be looking to settle some of their questions in defense while maintaining their lethal attacking ability. On the opposite side of the pitch, Schalke 04 and their new head coach Roberto di Matteo, have made it two wins in two since he took over from the enigmatic Jens Keller, including a controversial 4-3 win over Sporting CP on Wednesday in the Champions League. Key player - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar The Dutch striker is the man for the Schalke. He's been their dominant force in attack for years and his first two games under Roberto di Matteo have seen him in excellent form, combining well with his attacking teammates. Notably that has included Julian Draxler. If Huntelaar is firing on all cylinders, Schalke will have the ability, and the opportunity, to put quite a few goals up against a Leverkusen defense that's shown a propensity to overcommit in attack. Key matchup - Stefan Kießling vs. Benedikt Höwedes Stefan Kießling has been one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga for many years now and undoubtedly the best Ger...  

Sarita remains hopeful of World Championships participation

NEW DELHI: Provisionally suspended she might be but Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has not given up hopes of participating in next month's World Championships, saying that she has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presenting her case. Sarita, who was suspended for refusing to accept her Asian Games bronze medal after a controversial semifinal loss, said she is disappointed with the turn of events ever since her emotionally-charged protest on the podium. "I am disappointed with how things have gone but I have written to Boxing India, which will forward the contents to AIBA. I cannot reveal the contents of the letter but I am hopeful that things will be sorted," Sarita said. Sarita had cried bitterly on the podium before refusing to accept the bronze to protest against her contentious semifinal loss in the mega-event in Korea. AIBA took a strict view of Sarita's actions and suspended her along with three ringside Indian coaches and Indian chef-de-mission Adille Sumariwalla. The international body had explicitly stated that the former world and Asian champion will not be allowed to participate in the World Championships, scheduled from November 19 in Jeju Islands, Korea. However, the Indian has not yet given up on that. "If my suspension is revoked by the end of this month, I can be a part of the Indian team for the World Championships. I am hopeful that this can be done," she said. Sarita's suspension has kicked up quite a storm with the Indian Olympic Associat...  

Boss: We'll answer defensive questions

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will tighten up their goals against record by continuing to work on getting it right at Melwood – and ruled out the possibility of adding a 'defensive coach' to his backroom team. The boss acknowledges the need for his side to become more resolute at the back having conceded 19 goals so far this season in all competitions. However, he's confident the daily work being done on the Reds' rear guard will ultimately begin to pay off on the pitch. "There is no chance of us bringing in a defensive coach," he told journalists. "We have conceded a large number of soft goals, there's no argument about that, but I think it is just a lack of coaching time that is hurting us. "We need to reinforce basic principles at defensive set pieces, but we know that already. We have to get better and we will be working on it. "When I first came in I was asked whether I would bring someone in to help the strikers score goals. I didn't, and we got goals anyway. "I think what we have this year is more games to carry, which takes a slight intensity out of us. We are in the big competitions now and there is an added expectancy on us, which there should be. We are Liverpool. "When you concede the goals that we have been conceding there will always be questions asked of you. We need to answer those questions and I believe we can. In terms of bringing someone else in, we don't need it." Rodgers revealed his determination for Liverpool to reach the high standards they...  

Malaysia to get doping test result next month

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian athlete, widely reported to be badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei, will find out the results of a second doping test next month after a first test came back positive, a newspaper said Saturday.  Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, seen in action during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Sept 26, 2014. Malaysian Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Tuesday that a national athlete had tested positive for a banned substance in an international tournament. Authorities have refused to identify the athlete pending the second test. But media has widely named him as the top shuttler, with Malaysians expressing shock and disbelief at the allegations Lee failed a random test after the semi-finals of the World Badminton Championships in Denmark in late August. Lee has not commented on the claims. Khairy was quoted by Saturday's The Star as saying that the athlete in question had been given a choice of two dates -- November 4 and 5 -- for a second sample to be tested. The athlete reportedly wants to be present at the laboratory in Oslo when the sample is opened. Results typically take four to five days. "I have been in touch with the athlete. The athlete is anxious but that is expected," Khairy was quoted as saying. "We are going through the athlete's recent medical history to see how the substance could be present." Khairy's aide confirmed the report but declined to comment further. Malaysia's anti-doping agency was informed in an Octobe...  

Council identifies sites for £24m waste and recycling facilities

The developments include a major energy from waste (EfW) plant to convert household rubbish into fuel to heat homes and businesses. The authority's proposed local development plan, to be considered by councillors next week, has identified four acres of ...  


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