Ex-Spurs star Harrison catches beer thrown at him and drinks it in celebration

first_imgFORMER Tottenham star Shayon Harrison went viral this week after catching a beer thrown at him from the crowd – and chugging it.The English forward, 22, now at Dutch club Almere City, put his side ahead at home to Go Ahead Eagles in their last match.1 Harrison caught a beer thrown at him in the crowd and downed it in celebrationAs he darted over to his team-mates to celebrate, a fan threw a whole pint of beer at his head.Showing off some epic goalkeeping skills, Harrison spotted it, expertly caught it – and downed it like a champion.After necking the beer, he chucked the plastic cup off the pitch and got on with the match.Unfortunately for Almere City, in the second tier of Dutch football, they couldn’t cling on to win against the ten-man Eagles.Richard van der Venne scored in the 79th-minute to salvage a point – with Almere now seventh in the table, two points above Go Ahead Eagles.It took the shine off the day for Harrison, who scored his sixth goal in his last seven games in the draw.The former Tottenham academy star is the second-top scorer in the league, behind only Cambuur’s Robert Muhren.Harrison first joined Spurs in 2013, graduating to the senior squad in 2016 – going on to make one appearance, in the League Cup.On why he left North London, Harrison revealed it was a “no-brainer”, saying: “It’s a big challenge for me coming so far away from home.MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year”I know the A-League is a very physical league, so I’m really excited to play men’s football.“I think that’s the next step for me and I’m really excited.“It was kind of a no-brainer for me, I just wanted to get the deal done and I know it’ll be a big challenge because I live so far away.”Spurs chief Daniel Levy makes shock admission Mauricio Pochettino has players he doesn’t wantlast_img read more

Study reveals impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on oysters

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Sep 14 2018Oysters likely suffered toxic effects from the oil dispersant Corexit® 9500 when it was used to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Connecticut. The team determined this by comparing the low levels of toxicity of oil, the dispersant and a mixture of the two on Eastern oysters. The team published their findings in the journalAfter the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spilled more than 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, nearly two million gallons of Corexit® 9500 was deployed into the Gulf to break the oil down.”There’s an unfortunate trade-off to using dispersants like this,” said Lindsay Jasperse, a member of the university’s research team that published the study. “They may prevent giant oil spills from washing ashore and damaging wetlands, but they also cause negative effects for species below the ocean’s surface that might have been spared if dispersants weren’t used.”Related StoriesCancer risk linked to mobile phone radiation in rats but cannot be extrapolated to humansStudy shows how fingerprint-based drug screening works on the living and deceasedCorning Life Sciences to highlight advanced 3D cell culture technologies and tools at SLAS 2019Oysters are considered a keystone species due their value to their ecosystem. Primarily, they serve as water purifiers, filtering out particles and nutrients from the water to improve the quality for surrounding species. Oyster reefs also prevent erosion and provide habitat and protection for many crabs and fish. Unfortunately, as they are immobile and so abundant, they are at a significant risk for critical exposure to oil and oil dispersants following environmental disasters.Researchers compared, in a controlled environment, the toxicity of oil alone, the dispersant alone and a mixture of the two on oysters. The researchers tested both the oysters’ feeding rates, or how well they could filter algae, and immune functions, or how well they could absorb and destroy bacteria, which indicates an oyster’s ability to fight off infection. A reduction in an oyster’s feeding rates could result in stunted growth or even death. If an oyster’s immune system is compromised, it can be more likely to succumb to infection.For the oysters’ immune function, the dispersant alone was the most toxic, followed by the dispersant and oil mixture. Oil alone did not impact the oysters’ immune function at all. Researchers tested the oysters’ feeding rates and found the mixture of the dispersant and oil had the most toxic effect, followed by oil alone and then the dispersant alone.”Knowing the effects dispersants and oil have on oysters can help us make better mitigation recommendations the next time an environmental and ecological crisis like this happens,” said Dr. Kelly Diehl, Morris Animal Foundation Interim Vice President of Scientific Programs. “Species are interconnected, and what harms oysters will likely cascade through their ecosystem to the detriment of all.” Source:https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/article/study-shows-toxic-effects-oil-dispersant-corexitr-9500-likely-oysters-following-2010last_img read more