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Atlanta Falcons lament penalties in latest loss

Atlanta Falcons lament penalties in latest loss

Sports
After another disappointing showing pushed their losing streak to five games, Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn didn't quibble about the team's grit and toughness. It was silly mistakes that drew most of his attention. "I told the team earlier I thought our toughness was right, but our focus is not," Quinn said. "The self-inflicted wounds, the penalties, the turnovers." Atlanta (4-9) committed two turnovers in Sunday's 34-20 loss to Green Bay -- one fumble and one interception. Equally disturbing was the 13 penalties that added up to 101 yards. "The heart and hustle is there, but the self-inflicted wounds, too many, too often for us to play like we're capable of playing," Quinn said. "And that's not where we've been, but it is where we currently are due to these mistakes, and they have t...
WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption

WWF report: Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device "Exploding human consumption" has caused a massive drop in global wildlife populations in recent decades, the WWF conservation group says.In a report, the charity says losses in vertebrate species - mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles - averaged 60% between 1970 and 2014."Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions," the WWF's Living Planet Report adds.It urges policy makers to set new targets for sustainable development.The Living Planet Report, published every two years, aims to assess the state of the world's wildlife.The 2018 edition says only a quarter of the world's land area is now free from the impact of human activity and the proportion will have falle...
Debenhams slumps to £500m loss as stores face axe

Debenhams slumps to £500m loss as stores face axe

Business
Debenhams, Britain's biggest standalone department store chain, will announce the biggest loss in its 240-year history on Thursday as it sets out a plan to shrink its footprint in a radically shifting retail environment. Sky News can reveal that Debenhams will report a statutory annual loss of almost £500m for the year to 1 September.The mass of red ink on its accounts will arise from an overall charge of more than £500m - offsetting underlying profits of about £33m - relating to goodwill and impairments connected to store leases and IT systems.Alongside the full-year loss, Debenhams will confirm the closure of one-third of its 165 stores over the next five years, a stark upward revision from earlier guidance that around ten of its stores were facing the axe....
Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

Sports
Celtic will not play in the Champions League group stage for the first time during Brendan Rodgers' tenure after defeat by AEK Athens in Greece.After a week soundtracked by reports of unrest between Rodgers and the board over a failure to strengthen the squad - and amplified by Saturday's defeat at Hearts - Celtic were two down after 50 minutes in Athens. Scott Sinclair's header with 12 minutes to play left Celtic needing to score once more to progress to the play-off round on away goals. But the Greek champions held on to deny their Scottish counterparts a tie with Hungarian side MOL Vidi.Instead Rodgers will lead Celtic into a Europa League play-off round meeting with Latvia's Spartaks Jurm...
Diabetes remission after weight loss linked to improved pancreatic cells

Diabetes remission after weight loss linked to improved pancreatic cells

Health
Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers have figured out why some patients' type 2 diabetes goes into remission from aggressive weight loss -- improved functioning of pancreatic beta cells. Researchers at Newcastle University in England built on their Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial, in which 46 percent of individuals with the diabetes no longer were diabetic on year later if they underwent intensive weight loss. Their new findings, which were published Thursday in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenge the previous belief that beta-cell function is irreversibly lost in type 2 diabetes patients. "This observation carries potentially important implications for the initial clinical approach to management," senior author Dr. Roy Taylor of Newcastle University, who also oversaw the trial, said in a pre...