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Russia loses appeal against Olympics body over suspension – POLITICO

Russia loses appeal against Olympics body over suspension – POLITICO

The Russian Olympic Committee called the IOC’s suspension a “counterproductive decision with obvious political motivations” and filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in November. But the court dismissed the appeal Friday, ruling that the board of the IOC “did not breach the principles of legality, equality, predictability or proportionality.” As a consequence of the suspension, the Russian committee can’t operate as a National Olympic Committee and will not be able to receive any funding from the Olympic Movement. Russian competitors in many sports could still be allowed to participate in this year’s Paris Olympics as so-called neutral athletes, without an accompanying national flag or anthem. The Russian Olympic Committee could not immediately be reached for comment. Source link

I Went to a Rave With the 46-Year-Old Millionaire Who Claims to Have the Body of a Teenager

I Went to a Rave With the 46-Year-Old Millionaire Who Claims to Have the Body of a Teenager

The first few steps on the path toward living forever alongside the longevity enthusiast Bryan Johnson are straightforward: “Go to bed on time, eat healthy food, and exercise,” he told a crowd in Brooklyn on Saturday morning. “But to start, you guys are now going to do a breathing exercise.” He directed the 100-plus people gathered around him to put their hands on the shoulders of their neighbors, forming a series of concentric circles; he then counted as we inhaled and exhaled in unison. I had arrived at a bouldering gym for the first in a series of events held that day by Johnson, a 46-year-old centimillionaire who made his fortune in Silicon Valley but is best known for waging a war on death that he claims to be winning. His ambitions are somehow greater, and more science-fictional, than those of other biohackers and life-extension fanatics—a group that includes Peter Thiel, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg. Johnson preaches perhaps the most brazen iteration of Silicon Valley’s emerging obsession with AI and commitment to restructuring society …

Navalny’s mother shown body and ‘blackmailed by authorities’ over funeral | Russia

Navalny’s mother shown body and ‘blackmailed by authorities’ over funeral | Russia

Alexei Navalny’s mother has said she has been shown the body of her son but that the authorities were “blackmailing” her into burying him in a secret ceremony without mourners. In a video message on Thursday, Lyudmila Navalnaya said she was driven to a morgue on Wednesday evening where authorities showed her the body. Navalnaya said she recorded the video because she was being threatened into agreeing to a secret funeral for her son and that the authorities refused to give her his body unless she agreed to their terms. “They want it to be done secretly, without a goodbye. They want to bring me to the edge of the cemetery, to a fresh grave and say: here lies your son. I don’t agree to that,” she said. “They say that if I don’t agree to a secret burial, they will do something with my son’s body.” Navalnaya said the investigators threatened to let her son’s body rot unless he is buried in secret. “Time is not on your side, corpses decompose,” she was told. …

Navalny’s mother says she was able to see her son’s body

Navalny’s mother says she was able to see her son’s body

Mother of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Lyudmila Navalnaya, delivers a video address in Salekhard on February 22, 2024. ALEXEI NAVALNY YOUTUBE CHANNEL / VIA REUTERS The late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s mother Lyudmila Navalnaya said on Thursday, February 22 that she had been taken to see his body by investigators, after days of being barred from the morgue. “Yesterday evening they secretly took me to the morgue where they showed me Alexei,” she said in a video released on social media from Salekhard, the nearest town to the Arctic prison where he died last week. In the video, she also says officials are pressuring her into a “secret” burial for her son. “They are blackmailing me, they put conditions for where, when and how Alexei should be buried. This is illegal,” Lyudmila Navalnaya said in a video published by his team. “They want it to be done in secret.” Read more Subscribers only Navalny continues to embarrass Russian authorities, even in death Exiled Belarussian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Thursday urged democratic …

Breakthrough spinal patch uses natural body motion to repair herniated discs

Breakthrough spinal patch uses natural body motion to repair herniated discs

This mechanism has shown promise in reversing herniation and preventing further degeneration in a large animal model. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the CMC VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) have unveiled a groundbreaking medical advancement that offers hope to those suffering from herniated discs. This innovative development, known as “tension-activated repair patches” (TARPs), harnesses the body’s natural motion to release an anti-inflammatory molecule called anakinra from microcapsules. This mechanism has shown promise in reversing herniation and preventing further degeneration in a large animal model. In a paper published in Science Translational Medicine, these researchers share their remarkable progress in the quest for an effective herniated disc treatment. The Challenge of Herniated Discs Herniated discs pose a significant challenge in the realm of orthopedic medicine. When one of the soft discs situated between the vertebrae develops a split or hole, the soft interior protrudes, resulting in a loss of tension and diminished spine cushioning. This condition causes severe pain, akin to a car driving on a …

5 Warning Signs Your Child Is Struggling With Body Image

5 Warning Signs Your Child Is Struggling With Body Image

Do you remember your child’s delight when they discovered the baby in the mirror, that uncomplicated joy in recognising their own reflection? As kids grow, this delight turns into exploration: How high can I jump? How fast can I run? Curiosity can also lead to comparison with the bodies of others. How do I stack up? Am I taller, bigger or stronger than my peers? I remember my daughter beaming with pride when she informed me that she had earned the title of “most flexible-ist” in the first grade. We want our children’s bodies to bring them joy, but comparing their bodies with other kids, in real life or on screens, can lead to them feeling that they don’t measure up in some way. At its extreme, distorted body image can lead to self-harming behaviours such as disordered eating. Here, experts reveal early signs that your child may be struggling with their body image — and ways that you may be able to intervene. 1. They isolate themselves. “If a child becomes less social or …

Kenyans mourn marathon world record holder Kiptum as body returns home

Kenyans mourn marathon world record holder Kiptum as body returns home

ELDORET, Kenya : Hundreds of mourners on Thursday accompanied the casket of marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum on its way to his home village, where the young star who dreamed of breaking the race’s storied two-hour barrier will be laid to rest. Singing hymns and holding hands, mourners walked alongside the convoy carrying Kiptum’s flower-lined casket as it departed a morgue in the western Kenyan city of Eldoret for his village of Chepsamo. Kiptum, 24, was killed alongside his coach Gervais Hakizimana earlier this month when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving in Kenya’s Rift Valley and crashed into a tree. The pathologist’s report said he died of head injuries. Kiptum had only run three marathons but each was among the fastest seven times ever recorded. He set the world record at the Chicago Marathon in October in two hours and 35 seconds, eclipsing the 2:01:09 run by compatriot Eliud Kipchoge in 2022. Kiptum had hoped to break two hours in Rotterdam in April and was also expected to make his …

Alexei Navalny’s Mother Sues To Retrieve Son’s Body In Russian Court

Alexei Navalny’s Mother Sues To Retrieve Son’s Body In Russian Court

The mother of the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has filed a lawsuit in Russian court seeking her son’s body for burial, the state news agency Tass reported on Wednesday. Since Navalny’s sudden death Friday at age 47, his mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, has accused Russian officials of concealing his remains. She filed her appeal in the city of Salekhard, around 30 miles from the Polar Wolf facility where Navalny spent his last months. The court scheduled a closed-door hearing March 4 to address her claim, The Associated Press reported, delaying the prospect of a swift funeral. Polar Wolf is notoriously brutal. According to the BBC, prisoners are subjected to collective punishment that can involve standing outside in Arctic winter temperatures without coats, or being doused with water outside in the cold. Navalnaya filmed a video near the facility earlier this week appealing directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin for her son’s release. “I have not been able to see his body for five days. They have not handed it over to me, and have …

Sculpt and strengthen your upper body in 10 minutes with this super-efficient four-move dumbbell routine

Sculpt and strengthen your upper body in 10 minutes with this super-efficient four-move dumbbell routine

Don’t have much time to work out? Never fear. Trainers Mr. and Mrs. Muscle have perfected the art of squeezing an intense workout into a short space of time.  Their workouts use the super-efficient format of high-intensity resistance training (HIRT), which features quick bursts of focused strength work interspersed with short periods of rest.  Working to a timer instead of a rep count means you can push yourself on each round before you move on to the next exercise. Just remember to keep perfect form with each move, even when you’re doing them quickly.  You’ll need some dumbbells to do the routine. You might find that you need a heavier set for certain moves, and a lighter option for others. Have a look at our guide to the best adjustable dumbbells, if you need a compact multi-weight tool to use in routines like this one.  How to do the workout Box row to bear hold 3-4×30 seconds Rotating chest press 3-4×30 seconds Tricep kickback ight row to front raise 3-4×30 seconds  Tricep kickback 3-4×30 seconds …

Man arrested in brutal slaying of L.A. model whose body was found in refrigerator

Man arrested in brutal slaying of L.A. model whose body was found in refrigerator

A Minnesota man has been arrested as a suspect in the September killing of Maleesa Mooney, a 31-year-old model and real estate agent in Los Angeles who was pregnant at the time of her death, police announced Wednesday. Mooney was found dead Sept. 12 in her downtown apartment after her family requested a welfare check, police said. According to an autopsy report, her body was found in her refrigerator at the bloody crime scene. Her arms and legs had been bound, and Mooney had blunt-force trauma injuries to her head, neck, torso, arms, wrists and ankles, according to the autopsy report from the L.A. County Medical Examiner Department. LAPD detectives identified 41-year-old Magnus Daniel Humphrey of Hopkins, Minn., as her alleged killer. Officials did not share a possible motive on Wednesday or discuss evidence that reportedly linked Humphrey to Mooney’s brutal death. Humphrey, who had been on federal probation, was arrested at his home in Minnesota on an unrelated federal warrant, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. It wasn’t immediately clear what day he …