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Lady Maroons turn back Red Spikers

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody Alisa Buitre (left) and Isa Molde underscore the UP Lady Maroons solid blocking against the San Beda Red Spikers on their way to a three-set romp.University of the Philippines steadied a shaky start in the third set and frustrated San Beda, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, to boost its Final Four bid in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre yesterday.The Lady Maroons fashioned out the victory in a little over an hour, with most of that time spent fighting off a letdown in the third set before completing the shutout.ADVERTISEMENT The Red Spikers dropped UP in a 3-8 hole in the third set, but Diana Carlos, Isa Molde and Justine Dorog provided the strong finish the Lady Maroons needed to seal the victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP Rising In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees UP thus notched its third straight win after dropping a five-setter to unbeaten group leader Adamson Lady Falcons (3-0).The victory tied UP with idle Arellano U at 3-1 as the Lady Maroons stayed in the hunt for one of the semifinal berths in the two-division tournament serving as the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth teams will dispute that semifinal slot on Sept. 30.The Lady Maroons also virtually knocked the Red Spikers (2-2) off the race going into the last four playdates of the elimination round. LATEST STORIEScenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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Man’s body fished out of Berbice River

first_imgLoud screams came from the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling on Thursday as the body of a 25-year-old block maker was removed from the Berbice River.Elroy Lewis, of Lot 72 Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, plunged into the muddy river on Wednesday afternoon and soon after, disappeared under the water.He had left home on Tuesday for a fishing trip. Lewis and four others – Javid Mohammed, Noel DeCuna, Ramnarine Mangroo and Rambally Chand – went to Ithaca, West Bank Berbice where they spent several hours.Mohammed was the captain of the boat the men were using. He told investigators that they were on their way home when Chand, Lewis and Mangroo undressed and plunged into the water. Lewis, who was considered an excellent swimmer, was heard calling for help and soon after disappeared beneath the murky water.The four other men are currently in custody, assisting the Police with the investigations.Elroy’s body was discovered floating in the vicinity of Stanleytown and was taken to the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling where it was handed over to Police.Initial investigations indicate there were no marks of violence on the body; however, an autopsy will be performed.Family members are of the view that foul play was responsible for Lewis’s death.The investigation continues.last_img read more

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Archbishop Condemns Homosexuality

first_img“Many unfortunate situations have befallen Liberia as a result of Liberians ignoring their creator and involving themselves in unwholesome activities that continue to annoy God,” Catholic Church in Liberia Archbishop Lewis Ziegler has observed.Liberia, often considered a Christian nation— though not legally— is being denigrated with calamities befalling the nation, the clergyman asserted, as was the case of Biblical Israel where God Almighty turned His back on His people as a result of their sins. Due to their immorality, disaster upon disaster tore them apart.Serving as the guest preacher at the official service in observance of the climax of the National Fast and Prayer Day on Friday, April 11, Archbishop Lewis Ziegler said the many calamities, such as the civil crisis and the recent outbreak of Ebola and many more, are all the results of Liberians doing things, which according to him, are forbidden to God.One of the major transgressions against God for which He may be punishing Liberia, according to Archbishop Ziegler, is the act of homosexuality.The Archbishop said Liberians are “whole-heartedly” engaging themselves in this act and that is being promoted in the country.The Catholic Archbishop also stated:  “Where are we going as Liberians if we are advocating for homosexuality? Are we not calling for curses upon ourselves? How will a man marry his fellow man, this is an abomination. These are the same things that brought down Sodom and Gomorrah.”The event was held at the Providence Baptist Church, under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC). The event was attended by an array of top government officials from the three branches of the Liberian government. At the top of the attendees list were President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai.Archbishop Ziegler, who spoke on the theme “Love,” also touched on the issues of rampant corruption in the Liberian society as well as the lack of love on the part of Liberians for each other.He said these negative acts are throwing the country further backward. He called on Liberians to see the need to love each other and collaborate for the development of their beloved country.He called on the government to take a pro-active approach in addressing poverty and hunger; indicating that many Liberians still go to bed hungry.He said, “It is true that we are observing national fast and prayer today, but let us think of the many Liberians who are compelled to fast every day. They too deserve a right to a good life like all other Liberians.”He spoke against greed and nepotism, which he said have the propensity to create more tension in the country. “If we have love for each other, we will share the little we have with our neighbors. But Liberians, we have too much entrenched grudges for one another. Until we can desist from this, we are headed nowhere,” said the Catholic Archbishop.The occasion was spiced-up with music by the Providence Baptist Church Choir, the Georgia Pattern United Methodist Church Kru Choir, the Susan Brooks AME Bassa Choir and the Free Pentecostal Global Kissi Choir.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Reading celebration

first_imgBut perhaps even better was the fact that Ferralez got to wear his pajamas to school Friday as part of the RAA celebration. “That was pretty cool,” said Ferralez, who was wearing a plain white T-shirt, pajama bottoms, slippers and a robe. “And it was especially good because it let me sleep in a little bit today.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EAST WHITTIER – Somehow, USC Navy ROTC Lt. Mike Good managed to escape his childhood without reading Dr. Seuss’ popular book, “Green Eggs & Ham.” But no one would have ever guessed it from his lively reading of the classic children’s tale Friday at Scott Avenue Elementary School, where he and Starbucks employee Karissa Palmer exuberantly shared Sam-I-Am’s story with students as part of the annual Read Across America celebration. Read Across America was established by the National Education Association and takes place every year around the March 2 birthday of the late Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel. It aims to promote reading and literacy among children. “What began as a few reading parties 10 years ago has grown into the largest national reading event with more than 45 million people expected to participate this year,” said NEA President Reg Weaver. “As we celebrate this fun and successful program, let’s not forget the most important message: Children who read – and are read to – do better in school and in life.” This was the first year that Scott Avenue Elementary went all-out for Read Across America, said organizer Margaret Fitzsimons. The idea came out of a committee of teachers who gather regularly to brainstorm ways on motivating children to read. “We decided to tie it into the NEA’s Read Across America, and invite professionals into the class to read a Dr. Seuss book and talk about how reading impacts their lives, then let the children ask them questions,” Fitzsimons said. Among the readers were fitness trainer Annette Padilla, who had the children stretching and exercising between stories; firefighter Tim Brooks; Whittier police Officer Mike Mueller; and East Whittier City School District Superintendent Joe Gillentine. Principal Joan Weiss dressed as the Cat in the Hat and floated between classrooms to lend her support. “It’s been just amazing, it’s been awesome,” said fifth-grader Gabriel Ferralez, 11. “I like that so many people came to celebrate reading because it’s an important thing in life.” last_img read more

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Tottenham confirm Lloris out for rest of the year

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been ruled out of action for the rest of the year © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be sidelined for the rest of the year after suffering a dislocated elbow in a dismal defeat at Brighton on Saturday.Lloris was stretchered from the field screaming in pain after dropping a cross before falling backwards and landing badly as he conceded Brighton’s opening goal at the Amex. “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday,” Tottenham said in a statement on Monday.“The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our club captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.“Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”The news is another hammer blow to Tottenham’s hopes of turning around a poor start to the season.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won just three of their opening 11 games in all competitions and were thrashed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.Argentine stopper Paulo Gazzaniga will now assume the role of Pochettino’s first-choice goalkeeper for the forseeable future.Lloris will also miss Euro 2020 qualifiers for France against Iceland, Turkey, Albania and Moldova.“It is difficult to say exactly how long he will not be available,” said France boss Didier Deschamps on Monday.“What matters to us right now is that he will not be with us for this round of games or for the next.”0Shares0000(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Let’s help Keri Sweeney purchase a defibrillator to get back playing football

first_imgA Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for the purchase of a defibrillator for the young Fanad footballer, Keri Sweeney.The Mulroy College student had to sit out six months and was unsure if she’d ever get back on the pitch after being diagnosed with a heart condition.Earlier this year, an MRI scan showed suggestions of perimyocarditis and it was confirmed that a virus had attacked her heart and caused pericarditis/myocarditis. Recently, Professor Kevin Walsh, at The Mater Private in Dublin, gave the Fanad teenager the green light to return – provided there is a defibrillator and trained personnel on site.“I can’t wait to get back,” Keri told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub in an interview published yesterday morning.Keri plays for Mulroy Academy and the Donegal Women’s League, while she also lines out for Gaeil Fhánada.Keri is also trying to raise awareness about the importance of defibrillators, and having trained personal to operate them, at sporting venues. She said: “So many people don’t know they have this. I was just lucky I found out.”To make a donation to help Keri purchase a defibrillator and get back playing, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/defibrillator-for-keri-sweeneyLet’s help Keri Sweeney purchase a defibrillator to get back playing football was last modified: September 21st, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:defibrillatorDonegal Women’s LeagueFanadKeri SweeneyMulroy Academylast_img read more

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INSPECTIONS CARRIED OUT AT KILLYBEGS FISH FACTORIES

first_imgA series of inspections have been carried out at fish processing plants in Killybegs today.The NSAI Legal Metrology Service said the inspections were not “raids” but a statutory check on weighing scales being used in the factories.Staff from the organisation were checking nine different premises. The checks are being conducted with the help of the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency. INSPECTIONS CARRIED OUT AT KILLYBEGS FISH FACTORIES was last modified: January 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EX-GARDA COMMISSIONER ISSUES STATEMENT ON HIS DECISION TO STAND DOWN

first_imgFORMER GARDA Commissioner Martin Callinan has issued a statement on his decision to stand down.Here is his comments in full:In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire. I felt that recent developments were proving to be a distraction from the important work that is carried out by An Garda Síochána on a daily basis for the citizens of the State in an independent and impartial manner. Having joined An Garda Síochána in May of 1973, it has been a great honour and privilege to have spent nearly 41 years as a member of this tremendous organisation, serving the people of Ireland.Those nearly 41 years, though at times challenging, have been enjoyable and fulfilling. This is due to the standard of people I have worked for, worked with, and led during this period of time. The work I carried out throughout my career could not have been done without the support of numerous men and women, and for this I would like to thank all who I have worked with during my service. It also could not have been achieved without the support of the many thousands of members of public who I have come in contact with and who I hope I have helped in some small way during my career.Since becoming Commissioner in 2010 I have never failed to be impressed by the dedication of all serving members and civilian staff even when they faced significant professional and personal challenges.The last four years have seen major changes in An Garda Síochána, which were always done in the best interest of the community for whom we do our job. Although some of these changes have not always been easy, statistics from the CSO have shown that they have resulted in a reduction in crime throughout the country. This change in delivery of a policing service has, I hope, provided communities and individuals with a sense of safety and security in their daily lives. I would like to thank the members of An Garda Síochána who I worked with during my time as Commissioner for their support and willingness to adapt for the benefit of the citizens of the State.I have great confidence that the delivery of an excellent policing service by excellent people will continue as it has done since An Garda Síochána’s foundation.I wish my successor, current members of An Garda Síochána, and those due to join later this year my continuing best wishes and wholehearted support.EX-GARDA COMMISSIONER ISSUES STATEMENT ON HIS DECISION TO STAND DOWN was last modified: March 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Groundbreaking comedian Richard Pryor dies at 65

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals He was regarded early in his career as one of the most foul-mouthed comics in the business, but he gained a wide following for his expletive-filled but universal and frequently personal insights into modern life and race relations. A series of hit comedies in the ’70s and ’80s, as well as filmed versions of his concert performances, turned him into one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood. He was also one of the first black performers to have enough leverage to cut his own Hollywood deals. In 1983, he signed a $40 million, five-year contract with Columbia Pictures. His films included “Stir Crazy,” “Silver Streak,” “Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling,” and “Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip.” Throughout his career, Pryor focused on racial inequality, once joking as the host of the 1977 Academy Awards that Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier were the only black members of the Academy. Pryor once marveled “that I live in racist America and I’m uneducated, yet a lot of people love me and like what I do, and I can make a living from it. You can’t do much better than that.” Richard Pryor, the caustic yet perceptive actor-comedian who lived dangerously close to the edge both on stage and off, died Saturday. He was 65. Pryor died shortly before 8 a.m. of a heart attack after being taken to a hospital from his home in the San Fernando Valley, said his business manager, Karen Finch. He had been ill for years with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system. “He did not suffer, he went quickly and at the end there was a smile on his face,” his wife, Jennifer Pryor, said. “I’m honored now that I have an opportunity to protect and continue his legacy because he’s a very, very, very amazing man and he opened doors to so many people.” Pryor’s audacious style influenced an array of stand-up artists, including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and Damon Wayans, as well as Robin Williams, David Letterman and others. In 1980, he nearly lost his life when he suffered severe burns over 50 percent of his body while freebasing cocaine at his home. An admitted “junkie” at the time, Pryor spent six weeks recovering from the burns and much longer from drug and alcohol dependence. He battled multiple sclerosis throughout the ’90s. In his last movie, the 1991 bomb “Another You,” Pryor’s poor health was clearly evident. Pryor made a comeback attempt the following year, returning to standup comedy in clubs and on television while looking thin and frail, and with noticeable speech and movement difficulties. In 1995, he played an embittered multiple sclerosis patient in an episode of the television series “Chicago Hope.” The role earned him an Emmy nomination as best guest actor in a drama series. “To be diagnosed was the hardest thing because I didn’t know what they were talking about,” he said. “And the doctor said `Don’t worry, in three months you’ll know.’ “So I went about my business and then, one day, it jumped me. I couldn’t get up. … Your muscles trick you; they did me.” While Pryor’s material sounds modest when compared with some of today’s raunchier comedians, it was startling material when first introduced. He never apologized for it. Pryor was fired by one hotel in Las Vegas for “obscenities” directed at the audience. In 1970, tired of compromising his act, he quit in the middle of another Vegas stage show with the words, “What the (blank) am I doing here?” The audience was left staring at an empty stage. He didn’t tone things down after he became famous. In his 1977 NBC television series “The Richard Pryor Show,” he threatened to cancel his contract with the network. NBC’s censors objected to a skit in which Pryor appeared naked save for a flesh-colored loincloth to suggest he was emasculated. In his later years, Pryor mellowed considerably, and his film roles looked more like easy paychecks than artistic endeavors. His robust work gave way to torpid efforts like “Harlem Nights,” “Brewster’s Millions” and “Hear No Evil, See No Evil.” “I didn’t think `Brewster’s Millions’ was good to begin with,” Pryor once said. “I’m sorry, but they offered us the money. I was a pig, I got greedy.” “I had some great things and I had some bad things. The best and the worst,” he said in 1995. “In other words, I had a life.” Recognition came in 1998 from an unlikely source: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington gave Pryor the first Mark Twain Prize for humor. He said in a statement that he was proud that, “like Mark Twain, I have been able to use humor to lessen people’s hatred.” Born in 1940, to a Peoria, Ill., construction worker, Pryor grew up in a brothel his grandmother ran. His first professional performance came at age 7, when he played drums at a night club. Following high school and two years of Army service, he launched his performing career. He played bars throughout the United States, honing his comedy skills. By the mid-’60s, he was appearing in Las Vegas clubs and on the television shows of Ed Sullivan, Merv Griffin and Johnny Carson. His first film role came with a small part in 1967’s “The Busy Body.” He made his starring debut as Diana Ross’ piano man in 1972’s “Lady Sings the Blues.” Pryor also wrote scripts for the television series “Sanford and Son,” “The Flip Wilson Show” and two specials for Lily Tomlin. He collaborated with Mel Brooks on the script for the movie “Blazing Saddles.” Later in his career, Pryor used his films as therapy. “Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling,” was an autobiographical account of a popular comedian re-examining his life while lying delirious in a hospital burn ward. Pryor directed, co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the film. “I’m glad I did `Jo Jo,’” Pryor once said. “It helped me get rid of a lot of stuff.” Pryor also had legal problems over the years. In 1974, he was sentenced to three years’ probation for failing to file federal income tax returns. In 1978, he allegedly fired shots and rammed his car into a vehicle occupied by two of his wife’s friends. Even in poor health, his comedy was vital. At a 1992 performance, he asked the room, “Is there a doctor in the audience?” All he got was nervous laughter. “No, I’m serious. I want to know if there’s a doctor here.” A hand finally went up. “Doctor,” Pryor said, “I need to know one thing. What the (blank) is MS?” Pryor was married six times, most recently to Flynn. The two had a son, Steven. His other children included son Richard and daughters Elizabeth, Rain and Renee. Daughter Rain became an actress. In an interview in 2005, she told the Philadelphia Inquirer that her father always “put his life right out there for you to look at. I took that approach because I saw how well audiences respond to it. I try to make you laugh at life.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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700,000-year-old tools found

first_img Pakefield, a coastal village 120 miles northeast of London, is one of the few areas where glaciers preserved rather than destroyed the sediment that contained ancient artifacts, Rose said. Coastal erosion is now opening up cliffs around Pakefield, exposing fossils and artifacts. Before that discovery, the earliest traces of humans in Europe north of the Alps were dated to about 500,000 years ago, and included flint artifacts and even some human remains that were discovered in Bosgrove on the southern coast of England. The earliest traces of human presence in southern Europe are at least 800,000 years old and include materials that were discovered in Atapuerca, Spain. In a commentary in Nature, Wil Roebroeks of Leiden University in the Netherlands, who was not involved in the study, said the new evidence of human activity was “rock solid.” He said it showed that “early humans were evidently roaming the banks of these rivers … much earlier than hitherto thought for this part of Europe.” Roebroeks said the artifacts pointed not to large-scale colonization of northern Europe, “but more to a short-lived human expansion of range, in rhythm with climatic oscillations.” He said it was likely that “more significant occupation of the northern parts of Europe did not occur until later.” But Alison Brooks, an anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington who was not involved in the finding, urged caution. “One always has to be skeptical, given that previous claims of early human presence in northern Europe have had problems with the date or authenticity of the artifacts found. If subsequent findings support this discovery, it would be very exciting and would change our ideas about the adaptability of early humans,” she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Ancient tools found in Britain show that humans lived in northern Europe 200,000 years earlier than was previously known, at a time when England’s climate was warm enough to be the home of lions, elephants and saber-tooth tigers, scientists announced Wednesday. The 32 black flint artifacts, found in river sediments in Pakefield in eastern England, date back 700,000 years and represent the earliest unequivocal evidence for human presence north of the Alps, the scientists said. The finding dashes the long-held theory that humans did not migrate north from the relatively warm climates of the Mediterranean region until half a million years ago, the scientists said. “The discovery that early humans could have existed this far north this long ago was startling,” said Chris Stringer, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum and one of four British scientists who took part in the study and announced the finding at a news conference in London. Their discovery is detailed in the scientific journal Nature. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “Now that we know this, we can search for the remains of these people, knowing that we may find them,” he said. “Their arrival in northern Europe could have happened even earlier. We have a whole new area of research opening up to us.” Jim Rose, a professor at the University of London who also was involved in the study, said that 700,000 years ago England was still connected to the European mainland and enjoyed periods of balmy weather between the time that massive glaciers swept through the area, freezing and reforming the landscapes. During such thaws, he said, early humans would have been able to migrate from the Mediterranean to England, where there were mild winters, flat landscapes and major rivers. Rhinoceroses, elephants, saber-tooth tigers, lions, hippopotamuses and bears lived in the area at the time. The scientists said they don’t know whether the humans used the newly discovered tools to kill animals for food, or merely to scavenge from carcasses that predators left behind. The artifacts suggest the early humans didn’t colonize northern areas of Europe, but merely expanded their migratory patterns there when the weather permitted, the scientists said. last_img read more

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