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West Ham United launch investigation into ‘theft’ as Reece Oxford allegedly has watch stolen at academy headquarters

West Ham United launch investigation into ‘theft’ as Reece Oxford allegedly has watch stolen at academy headquarters

Sports
heartbroken The teenager's camp are convinced there is a plot to force him out the club West Ham have launched an investigation into an alleged theft that took place at their Chadwell Heath academy headquarters. Reece Oxford, the teenage midfielder, is claimed to have been left heartbroken after a treasured watch of his was stolen from the changing rooms, according to the Mirror. The watch was given to Oxford as a birthday present West Ham have begun investigating the matter, and the police have been called in to also look into the incident which is reported to have occurred last Friday. “The club is aware of an allegation of theft at our Academy headquarters in Chadwell Heath,” a club statement read. “We are treating the ma...
Pig hearts transplanted into baboons – could humans be next?

Pig hearts transplanted into baboons – could humans be next?

Technology
Pig hearts have been transplanted into baboons - a development that could pave the way for humans to receive porcine organs in future. Researchers from Germany, Sweden and Switzerland said two Anubis baboons had survived for six months, while another two lived for at least three months.Previously, the longest a baboon had survived after such a procedure was 57 days.Since then, genetic modifications have been made to the hearts and a new transplant technique has been developed. Image: The transplant procedure was refined during three trials. File pic The pigs were modified so that they produced a human version of two proteins which block an immune response in alien cells.It was also ensured that they generated thrombomo...
Thunder's Russell Westbrook could move into solo third in triple-doubles vs. Nets

Thunder's Russell Westbrook could move into solo third in triple-doubles vs. Nets

Sports
NEW YORK -- The next triple-double for Russell Westbrook will give him sole possession of third place on the NBA career list. Westbrook's 107 triple-doubles are tied with Jason Kidd, a familiar name to Nets fans as the team's short-lived head coach. Westbrook gets his third chance to move past Kidd on the list Wednesday night when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the struggling Nets. Westbrook tied Kidd a week ago against the Cleveland Cavaliers when he totaled 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists. He just missed getting his 108th triple-double Friday when he finished with 23 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks. Oklahoma City is 88-19 when Westbrook gets a triple-double. He has three so far this season. Westbrook posted a triple-double on Nov. 21 in a 28-...
J&K Bank's conversion into PSU opposed

J&K Bank's conversion into PSU opposed

Finance
Employees of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Thursday staged a protest here seeking rollback of the government's decision to treat the bank as a public sector undertaking (PSU). They protested at the corporate headquarters of the bank. The state government had decided to bring the bank under the purview of the RTI Act and treat it as a PSU. There were widespread opposition to the decision with political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC), terming it a move to curb J&K's financial autonomy. Established in 1938, the majority shares of the largest bank in J&K are owned by the government. Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times
NASA's InSight sends back stunning images as it settles into life on Mars

NASA's InSight sends back stunning images as it settles into life on Mars

Technology
NASA's latest spacecraft is settling into life on Mars by catching some rays, recharging its batteries and taking stunning photos. InSight, the robotic mining device that will eventually dig into the surface of the red planet, opened its solar panels on schedule Monday night, about five hours after a "flawless" landing, NASA officials said in a press release. "The InSight team can rest a little easier tonight now that we know the spacecraft solar arrays are deployed and recharging the batteries," said Tom Hoffman, InSight's project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. On Tuesday, InSight is scheduled to begin operations on the Martian surface and start deploying instruments. Over the next few days, InSight's mechanical arm will continue to take pic...