A veiled threat?

first_imgThe Public Security Minister in a recent television program is reported to have said that the government is fully prepared to deal with any civil strife. He was at the time speaking about the rulings and consequential orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).As the public security point man, it can be assumed that the Minister is knowledgeable of related national plans, more specifically, those to deal with civil strife. Naturally, one must ask if he is expecting that, and if so, why?Generally, civil strife emanates from discontent over an issue or issues that affect people at the national level especially when their freedom, rights and livelihoods are on the line, a case in point; the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.People, like those in Hong Kong, would not accept what they believe to be impositions by the government and will exercise their right to protest to bring awareness to their concerns. In the context of what the CCJ mandated and people’s dissatisfaction over government’s related action or lack thereof, is the Minister’s comment a hint of what’s to come if protest action were to be taken?Security forces are either instructed to quell protests or protect the right of those involved to do so. Notably, Guyana has a very dark past under the People’s National Congress (PNC) regime from 1964-1992 with regard to freedom of expression.During that very oppressive period, dissatisfaction was rife and opposing was met with brutal responses from the security forces and thugs suspected to be loyal to that Party. In the process of exercising their right to oppose, many Guyanese in that period were beaten and jailed.While protecting their votes from being stolen in the 1973 elections, two young voters, Jagan Ramessar and Bholanauth Parmanand, were shot and killed reportedly by members of the Army who came to remove the ballot boxes. Many others were injured in that incident on July 16 and the two killed revered as the Ballot Box Martyrs.On July 14, 1979, Jesuit Priest Father Bernard Darke, was killed while photographing a demonstration by members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), which opposed the PNC government. At the time, some of its leaders were being hauled before the courts in a Police van which the demonstrators followed. They were attacked by an armed gang and in the melee, the Priest was stabbed.Incidents like those drove fear into the minds of Guyanese who dared standing up to the PNC dictatorship. Despite that, the citizenry felt the urge to raise their voices in opposition to undemocratic practices meted out to them. Presently, the CCJ has ruled that the constitution must be followed with integrity in keeping with the successful passage of the December 21, 2018, no-confidence motion (NCM) which precipitated elections within three months.While it should have happened as of March 21, 2019, the government bought time in the courts. The CCJ ruling of June 18, 2019, would have mandated such elections by September 18. It reiterated that the constitution be followed in its July 12, 2019, consequential orders. That includes the appointment of a new Chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).These are issues of the highest national order and, to date, there is no tangible evidence that the government is moving in the direction to honour the constitution. From all appearances, it seems that the President is once again desirous of having a GECOM Chairman of his choice and has even put forward eight names.He then claimed of wanting the process completed within days and hopes that the Leader of the Opposition concurs. This is in spite not responding to a proposal by the Opposition Leader for both working throughout the last weekend to have the matter resolved.It therefore seems a ploy by the President to say he is willing to name a Chairman within days given it’s probably one from of his list of eight. Objections by the Opposition Leader would then be seen as delaying the process.However, the constitution clearly states that the President must chose a Chairman from a list of names submitted only by the Opposition Leader; a stipulation reiterated strongly by the CCJ. The Opposition Leader would therefore be in order to not consider any name suggested by the President. The reality is continuous delay on the part of the President.The holding of the elections is also dependent on a Chairman being in place at GECOM. With every passing day of deliberate delay, the constitutional timeline gets push further back which seems the unambiguous desire of the government. Leading Diplomats have also urged adherence, expeditiously, to the CCJ ruling and constitutional provisions.In these circumstances, the people of Guyana have every right to raise their voices in ways enshrined by the constitution, including protests, to bring awareness to the government’s disregard for constitutional processes and the CCJ’s ruling.Is the Public Security Minister hinting that any such attempts could be deemed as civil strife and would therefore be met by response for which he says preparations are in place? Having been seemingly consumed by the PNC, is the Minister reminding what those responses could be as history reminds?last_img read more

Hanoi gives Ceres-Negros the boot

first_imgMOST READ Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Iwasaki leads by one in Iloilo Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao HANOI—Ceres-Negros came within a whisker of a spectacular comeback as it crashed out of the AFC Cup on Tuesday night here.Alvaro Silva’s goal-bound effort right at the death was blocked by a desperate Hanoi defense, allowing the Vietnamese champions to escape with a 3-2 win on aggregate in the Asean zone semifinal at Hang Day Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Substitute Curt Dizon had given the Busmen a glimmer of hope with his 85th minute strike set up by Stephan Schrock and the Filipino champions pushed more men forward in search of a second away goal that would have sent them to the final for a third straight year.But the Busmen ultimately paid the price for conceding twice in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I think we lost to a better team,” said Ceres-Negros coach Risto Vidakovic. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baylast_img read more

Region 2 contractors, residents continue protest

first_imgRemoval of REOContractors, residents and trench cleaners on the Essequibo coast who were owed three months’ pay have continued their protest for the removal of the Region’s Regional Executive Officer (REO), Rupert Hopkinson.Armed with placards, they continued their demonstration on Monday in front of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) building in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), and explained to the media that they would not stop until fairness was displayed at the REO’s office.Protesters in front of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) building in Region Two on MondayThey continued to argue that the current REO was unfair in the way he awarded contracts, and also questioned his competence and perceived lack of knowledge to lead the Region forward.Heading the protest was a contractor, Prince Holder, who accused the REO of being involved in corrupt practices, alleging that he was awarding contracts to his friends only. Holder said that trench cleaners who were owed some three months ago for works done have still not been paid. According to the contractor, he is happy that persons are coming out to vent their frustration about the REO and the current system within the regional administration.The protesters chanted “REO must go, Rupert must go” and marched along the public road on the Essequibo coast. Other placards read “Please, Mr President, we cannot bear this anymore – get rid of REO”, “From friends to foe”, and “REO is determining who eat or who starve”.One of the protesters, Vincent Collins, said the protest came about after contractors realised that there was a selective allocation of contracts within the Region. Collins said the REO lacked knowledge on the procurement procedures within the Regional Tender Board and said systems needed to be put into place.He, however, said that the protest was not political and it was aimed at protecting and safeguarding the people of Essequibo. On Monday, there was no counter-protest from supporters of Hopkinson. The protesters remain adamant that they are suffering at the hands of the REO, who displays a lackadaisical and high-handed attitude in the regional system. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Le Roy unhappy after ‘biggest disappointment’

first_imgThe Red Devils were 2-0 up through goals by Ferebory Dore and Thievy Bifouma only to crumble in the last 25 minutes and lose 4-2 to their rivals from over the Congo River.Veteran Frenchman Le Roy described it as the “biggest disappointment” in his eight appearances at the competition and was unhappy with the assistant referee after Congo conceded a goal when forced to play with only 10 men on the field.“The assistant referee delayed our substitution after one of my players was injured and we wanted to replace him and it was at that time that they got one of their goals,” said Le Roy.“So we played 10 against 11 and that was when we conceded a goal because an official was not diligent enough.“It’s football and, except for this big mistake by the assistant referee, the refereeing has been very good since the start of the competition,” he added.“Probably this is my biggest disappointment.“When you are leading 2-0, it is not finished. We have always known that DR Congo have huge potential.“When we were 2-0 up, we were not far from the dream. But we became euphoric after we scored our second goal and we also lacked a little bit of experience at this level.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BATA, Equatorial Guinea, January 31 – Claude Le Roy hit out at the match officials after Congo Brazzaville’s 4-2 defeat to neighbours DR Congo in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals in Bata on Saturday.last_img read more

Do pre-season games predict Premier League performances? Results assessed

first_img 2 Do pre-season games predict Premier League performances? Jose Mourinho once called pre-season results “fake” when his Chelsea team had a mixed start to pre-season.“Pre-season is fake, for good and for bad. If you’re very bad it’s fake, and if you’re too good it’s fake,” he said in 2015.talkSPORT.com looks at the pre-season form of the top six clubs since the 2009/10 season and how these teams have fared on the back of their summers.CHELSEA2009/10 pre-season results: P5 W4 D1Finished the season as Premier League champions2010/11 pre-season: P4 W1 L3Finished second in the Premier League and without a trophy2011/12 pre-season: P7 W7Finished sixth in the Premier League but won the Champions League and FA Cup2012/13 pre-season: P5 W1 D1 L3Finished third in the Premier League and won the Europa League2013/14 pre-season: P7 W6 L1Finished third in the Premier League and without a trophy2014/15 pre-season: P10 W7 D1 L2Finished the season as Premier League champions and League Cup winners2015/16 pre-season: P4 W2 L2 (PSG and Barcelona games were won on penalties)Finished the season in tenth and without any other trophy2016/17 pre-season: P7 W6 L1Finished the season as Premier League champions2017/18 so far: P2 W2MANCHESTER CITY2009/10 pre-season: P7 W2 D2 L3Finished fifth in the Premier League2010/11 pre-season: P6 W1 D1 L4Finished third in the Premier League and won the FA Cup2011/12 pre-season: P5 W5Won the Premier League2012/13 pre-season: P7 W5 D1 L1Finished second in the Premier League and FA Cup runners up2013/14 pre-season: P7 W3 L4Won the Premier League and League Cup2014/15 pre-season: P6 W3 D2 L1Finished Premier League runners up2015/16 pre-season: P6 W3 D2 L1Finished fourth in the Premier League and won the League Cup2016/17 pre-season: P4 W1 D1 L2Finished second in the Premier League and without any other trophy2017/18 so far: P1 L1ARSENAL2009/10 pre-season: P7 W5 D1 L1Finished third in the Premier League2010/11 pre-season: P7 W6 D1Finished fourth in the Premier League and League Cup runners up2011/12 pre-season: P6 W2 D3 L1Finished third in the Premier League2012/13 pre-season: P10 W5 D3 L2Finished fourth in the Premier League2013/14 pre-season: P7 W5 D1 L1Finished fourth in the Premier League and won the FA Cup2014/15 pre-season: P4 W2 L2Finished third in the Premier League and won the FA Cup2015/16 pre-season: P4 W4Finished second in the Premier League and without any other trophy (they won the Community Shield)2016/17 pre-season: P5 W4 D1Finished fifth and won the FA Cup2017/18 so far: P4 W3 L1 (win includes penalty shoot-out victory against Bayern) MANCHESTER UNITED2009/10 pre-season: P7 W6 D1Finished second in the Premier League and League Cup winners2010/11 pre-season: P7 W4 L3Premier League winners and Champions League runners up2011/12 pre-season: P7 W7Premier League runners up2012/13 pre-season: P6 W3 D3Premier League champions2013/14 pre-season: P7 W2 L3 D2Finished seventh in the Premier League and without a trophy2014/15 pre-season: P6 W6Finished fourth in the Premier League and without a trophy2015/16 pre-season so far: P4 W3 L1Finished fifth in the Premier League and won the FA Cup2016/17 pre-season: P5 W2 D2 L1Finished fifth in the Premier League and won the League Cup and Europa League2017/18 so far: P4 W4 LIVERPOOL2009/10 pre-season: P7 W2 D2 L3Finished seventh in the Premier League2010/11 pre-season: P3 D1 L2Finished sixth in the Premier League2011/12 pre-season: P6 W3 D1 L2Finished eighth in the Premier League, League Cup winners and FA Cup runners up2012/13 pre-season: P4 W1 D2 L1Finished seventh in the Premier League2013/14 pre-season: P8 W7 L1Premier League runners up2014/15 pre-season: P8 W4 D1 L3Finished sixth in the Premier League2015/16 pre-season: P4 W3 D1Finished eighth in the Premier League and without any other trophy2016/17 pre-season: P10 W7 L3Finished fourth in the Premier League and without any other trophy2017/18 so far: P4 D1TOTTENHAM2009/10 pre-season: P9 W6 D1 L2Finished fourth in the Premier League2010/11 pre-season: P7 W4 D2 L1Finished fifth in the Premier League2011/12 pre-season: P5 W3 D1 L1Finished fourth in the Premier League2012/13 pre-season: P6 W3 D2 L1Finished fifth in the Premier League2013/14 pre-season: P11 W5 D3 L3Finished sixth in the Premier League2014/15 pre-season: P5 W4 D1Finished fifth in the Premier League2015/16 pre-season: P3 W1 L2 (Spurs won two post-season games in Malaysia and Australia)Finished third in the Premier League and without any other trophy2016/17 pre-season: P4 W2 L2Finished second in the Premier League and without any other trophy2017/18 so far: P2 W2ConclusionPre-season results do not seem to have much of a bearing on how the season will pan out for clubs. It is good for fitness and bonding but the results are, as Mourinho once claimed, “fake”. There are some exceptions, but it is not recommended you gamble all your savings on a Premier League title just because your side has won all their warm-up games. 2last_img read more

Crystal Palace ‘put up for sale’ by American owners

first_imgCrystal Palace have reportedly been put up for sale by owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer.The Wall Street financiers bought the Premier League club three years ago but are understood to now want to sell, according to Bloomberg. Josh Harris and David Blitzer have reportedly put Crystal Palace up for sale LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The two, along with chairman Steve Parish, own a controlling stake in the club.Ambitious plans for a £100million refurbishment of Selhurst Park were unveiled last year with work originally scheduled to begin in the summer. MONEY no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Crystal Palace are currently 13th in the Premier League 2 RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow Palace were promoted to the Premier League in 2013 and are currently 13th under Roy Hodgson.They face Brighton at home on Saturday, with commentary live on talkSPORT and kick-off at 12.30pm. They report that they have held talks with at least one U.S. based financial firm about buying the team.They are understood to have hired US boutique investment bank, PJT Partners, to advise on the sale of the team.Harris and Blitzer, who also own NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers and NHL team New Jersey Devils, have not responded or issued comment about the story.last_img read more

Leicester City complete shock Premier League title success

first_imgLeicester City are Premier League champions after Tottenham Hotspur were held to a draw at Chelsea on Monday night.The Foxes’ squad watched the game at Jamie Vardy’s house in Leicestershire, as they witnessed Chelsea recover from a two-goal first-half deficit to earn a point, handing the title to Claudio Ranieri’s men.Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard scored to ensured their side picked up a point at home after Spurs had taken a 2-0 lead through Harry Kane and Heung Min Son.Leicester have won the trophy with two games to spare, with them hosting Everton this weekend at home.Leicester players watch the game at Jamie Vardy’s house. Reuterslast_img read more

Rain postpones Rafters game with Booyah

first_imgGame rescheduled for June 20For the City TimesWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ (10-8) June 15 game against the Green Bay Booyah (10-8) was postponed due to weather and rescheduled for June 20.The Rafters will play a doubleheader against the Booyah Thursday, with the first game starting at 4:05 p.m. and both games consisting of seven innings. Game two will start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of game one.This is the Rafters’ second rain out of their 10th anniversary season and the team will use the unexpected off day to prepare for a two-game set with divisional opponent Madison.last_img read more

R3m boost for African maths

first_img13 September 2006South Africa’s Department of Education is to donate R3-million to a mathematics institute aimed at recruiting African students for training in research and teaching careers.The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a partnership of three Universities in the Western Cape – the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and University of the Western Cape – and three European Universities: Cambridge, Oxford and Paris-Sud-XI.“We believe that where programmes are highly regarded, and students demonstrate commitment and potential, ways must be found to support them,” Education Minister Naledi Pandor said in Cape Town on Wednesday.International recognitionAIMS was established in 2003 and has since gained international recognition as a centre of excellence in preparing students for research and teaching careers in the quantitative sciences.The institute recruits students from around Africa for an intensive nine-month course offered by renowned international lecturers, improving their research skills through exposure to cutting-edge topics.The graduates proceed to advanced programmes in a range of scientific fields and careers in education, industry and government – “forming a powerful network working together for African development,” Pandor artment said.Successful studentsOf the 200 applications received for the September 2006 intake, 50 students were accepted, of whom 15 were women, from 20 African countries. Many of the students are already engaged in teaching and would like to continue in educational careers.One of AIMS’ graduates is Tendai Mugwagwa, a young Zimbabwean from Bindura, both of whose parents were primary school teachers.Mugwagwa entered AIMS in 2003, completed her Masters in 2005 under the supervision of a UCT academic, and was then accepted for a PhD programme in the Netherlands.Daphne Singo, a South African student from Limpopo, was accepted into the institute in 2006. Both of her parents were unemployed.She is now preparing an essay to form the basis of a Masters in nuclear physics, after which she will have the opportunity to proceed to a research programme on the Pebble Bed Reactor.Alumni ‘remarkable’Professor Neil Turok, chair of the council of Aims, said its alumni record was remarkable. “I know of no other comparable institution with this sort of success rate,” he said.“To put it into context, when AIMS opened, Sudan’s top university had just 14 PhDs on their science faculty, teaching nearly 20 000 students. Aims hopes to double that number within six or seven years.”Source: BauNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

So much for the abominable snowman. Study finds that ‘yeti’ DNA belongs to bears

first_imgEight out of nine samples purported to be remains of yetis (artist’s sketch, above) were actually those of bears, a new genetic analysis reveals. The Yeti, illustration from “Monsters and Mythic Beasts” 1975 (color litho), D’Achille, Gino (1935–2017)/Private Collection/Bridgeman Images Of the nine “yeti” samples, eight turned out to be from bears native to the area, the researchers report today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The other sample came from a dog. Similar studies of hair samples supposedly related to North America’s big hairy hominid, the sasquatch (aka Bigfoot), have revealed that those fibers came from bears, horses, dogs, and a variety of other creatures—even a human.Debunking aside, the new study also yielded lots of scientifically useful info, Lindqvist says. The analyses generated the first full mitochondrial genomes for the Himalayan brown bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) and the Himalayan black bear (Ursus thibetanus laniger), for example. That could help scientists figure out how genetically different these rare subspecies are from more common species, as well as the last time these groups shared maternal ancestors in the past.“It’s great that we now know these bears’ place in the maternal family tree,” says Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was not involved with the work.“These guys did a pretty good job,” adds Todd Disotell, a biological anthropologist at New York University in New York City. One finding—that the Himalayan brown bear and the Tibetan brown bear had such clearly distinct mtDNA—was surprising, he notes, because subspecies are often genetically similar: “I didn’t expect that.”He wonders whether future analyses of these bears’ nuclear DNA (which contains genetic contributions from both the mother and the father) will tell the same story. Male and female bears lead different lifestyles: Mama bears generally don’t wander much beyond their home territory, whereas male bears roam over much larger ranges. So, he suggests, the nuclear genomes of these subspecies might reveal that they’re hybridized more than the mtDNA suggests.At the very least, when researchers return to the Himalayas to collect new samples, they won’t have to be so concerned about stumbling into the clutches of the infamous yeti. By Sid PerkinsNov. 28, 2017 , 7:01 PM Hikers in Tibet and the Himalayas need not fear the monstrous yeti—but they’d darn well better carry bear spray. DNA analyses of nine samples purported to be from the “abominable snowman” reveal that eight actually came from various species of bears native to the area.In the folklore of Nepal, the yeti looms large. The creature is often depicted as an immense, shaggy ape-human that roams the Himalayan hinterlands. Purported sightings over the years, as well as scattered “remains” secreted away in monasteries or held by shamans, have hinted to some that the yeti is not merely a mythical boogeyman.But science has not borne this out so far. Previous genetic analyses of a couple of hair samples collected in India and Bhutan suggested that one small stretch of their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)—the genetic material in a cell’s power-generating machinery that’s passed down only by females—resembled that of polar bears. That finding hinted that a previously unknown type of bear, possibly a hybrid between polar bears and brown bears, could be roaming the Himalayas, says Charlotte Lindqvist, an evolutionary biologist at the State University of New York in Buffalo.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To find out for sure, Lindqvist and her colleagues took a more thorough look at the mtDNA of as many samples of supposed yeti remains as she could get her hands on. Some were obtained when she worked with a U.K. production crew on the 2016 documentary Yeti or Not?, which sought to sift fact from folklore. The filmmakers got hold of a tooth and some hair collected on the Tibetan Plateau in the late 1930s, as well as a sample of scat from Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s museum in the Tyrolean Alps. More recent samples included hair collected in Nepal by a nomadic herdsman and a leg bone found by a spiritual healer in a cave in Tibet. The team also analyzed samples recently collected from several subspecies of bears native to the area, including the Himalayan brown bear, the Tibetan brown bear, and the black bear. Altogether, the scientists analyzed 24 samples, including nine purported to be from yeti.center_img Of the nine purported yeti remains analyzed in a new study, eight of them (including the fragment of leg bone seen above) came from bears.  Icon Films Ltd. So much for the abominable snowman. Study finds that ‘yeti’ DNA belongs to bearslast_img read more