In the latest Rio Olympics, the sports court has put a ban on Russia’s track asking to discipline the Russian teams. The Association of Athletics Federations had barred Russia’s team from participating at the summer games which is going to be held in Rio next month the reason being that of a cheating plot which the investigators found by the forensic evidence and with the help of computer records.
When Russia made an appeal, the sports court said that the penalty given was legally sound. With only two weeks left for the opening ceremony in Rio, the Olympic committee had made the decision of taking measures to sports federation. The appeal court considered the nature of the case and because of this the verdict was unanimous. The court said that the full decision would be issued shortly.
The sports minister of Russia said that the decision made by the court had affected honest athletes and clean athletes. Because of this ban, the council invited the other Russian athletes to compete individually and gave the option to be in part to protect themselves against court challenges. So far, two of the Russian athletes have given clear chit to compete in Rio. The athletes are a long jumper and a runner; both of them live in the United States. The federation said the other athletes could not compete in Rio.
Russia won 8 gold medals in the 2012 summer Olympics. A total of 18 medals were won by Russia in the 2012 summer Olympics. If the ban remains, it will be difficult for the Russian athletes even to dream about a medal. The federation does not have much experience in seeking for justice in doping cases. Major people have been flying to Rio and Russia to request to uplift the ban on the athletes.
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In 2004 the world was shocked by hearing the name of the ancient 1-meter tall human who is nicknamed as ‘The Hobbit.’ Scientists selected more fossil for confirmation. The scientists have spent so many years in researching this in the hope that they might find a separate species and will resolve the mystery behind the origins. So they started searching in the Indonesian islands, and all that they could find was animal bones, in huge numbers but no human fossils, till date.
This week, the team made an announcement that tiny hominin specimens were found on Flores and the specimens were isolated teeth and a jaw fragment. After careful studies, scientist says that it should date 700000 years ago when there were thousands of hobbits and also were pretty small, about 20% smaller. Scientists say that it is an amazing thing to see something that is 700000 years old.
Some researchers said that they were expecting to get a large fossil however they could only find some fossils of those tiny humans. Years ago, a Catholic priest and an archaeologist found some stone tools, however, no was ready to believe them then.However, the researchers are giving importance to this findings. The decay of the fossil is due to humid climate, and so the team had a tough time in digging the landscape. The complete digging was done with the help of 120 students and the other local workers in 10 different field seasons.
When the project was about to reach the finalization, the workers were paid off. One of the workers found the tooth and the jaw part followed by five more teeth of which two were baby teeth. Scientists confirmed that the jaw is an adult. The researchers said that they will research on the fossils completely and will give the necessary information.
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A major thing happened in the history of WHO that they have agreed to the transformation in the WHO’s history by establishing brand new Health Emergencies Program. This program adds operational benefits for humanitarian emergencies to go by its traditional and normative roles. The program has been designed in such a way that it can deliver predictably, speedy support to the countries and communities in need as they get prepare to face, for or recover from any emergency situations which is as a result of any hazard that can be dangerous to human health.
No matter whether it is a disease, natural calamities or human-made conflicts or disasters. WHO will now be providing the leadership within the limits of International Health Regulations no matter whether it is related to disaster management system or broader humanitarian. WHO will now try to strengthen and will get the expertise of the partners and other member states.
For the new agreement and the fulfillment of the responsibilities, the members have prepared and agreed on a budget of around $494 million for the 2016-2017 program. There is another amount of $160 million allowed for the emergency situations where WHO will work. This budget was welcomed by the delegates who have made the new health emergency program. They have also noted the timeline and the new implementation plan.
There is an Independent and Advisory committee formed for the new program. The delegates encouraged the current collaboration with UN to align the outbreaks and for any biological emergencies within the Interagency Committee capacity. The delegates requested the Director-General of WHO to inform about any progress in the establishment or the operation of the program. The WHO people have published the information of the accountable person if anyone needs any advice. They can directly contact the WHO people as their mobile numbers were also published.
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