Death of Bryce Dejean-Jones (New Orleans Pelicans), shot dead – basketball – NBA

Bryce Dejean-Jones, a young fullback who arrived in the NBA at the end of January, had initialed several ten-day contracts before convincing the New Orleans franchise, where he had finally signed for three seasons. After starting eleven games (5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds on average), he broke his wrist and missed the rest of the season.

On Saturday, in a terse statement, the Pelicans announced his death. Dejean-Jones’ agent confirmed to ESPN that the player was shot in the abdomen and succumbed to his injuries. According to the first elements of the investigation, Jones would have tried to force the door of an apartment which he had mistaken for that of an acquaintance. The occupant of the apartment reportedly responded with gunshots.

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Masturbation: Woman dies from orgasm

The sudden rise in blood pressure caused a ruptured aneurysm.

Be careful, masturbation kills! Fortunately, the case is exceptional. “We only found over a period from 1985 to 2012 two cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage in our exhaustive register”, explains Dr. Constantin Blanke-Roeser of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Hamburg on the blog Réalités Biomédicales, written by Marc Gozlan and hosted by Sciences et Avenir. “One case concerns a man who died during sex, the other is that of a 24-year-old woman found dead in her bathroom.”

The young woman had been found lifeless, after a party, locked in the bathroom, a sex toy at her feet. The medical examiners concluded that the orgasm had caused a “subarachnoid hemorrhage following the rupture of a cerebral aneurysm”. In fact, it was the sudden increase in blood pressure, linked to orgasm that caused the young woman’s death. “Overall, the frequency of sudden death during sexual activity is estimated to be between 0.08% and 0.6%,” said the doctor. “In addition, there are probably a large number of unreported cases due to the fact that the sexual partners conceal the circumstances of the death and that the doctor refrains from asking them during the post-mortem examination. Overall, men die more often than women during sexual activity, “concludes Dr. Constantin Blanke-Roeser.

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Multiple Sclerosis Day Today: Each in Their Own Way

One in a thousand people in industrialized countries – around 600 in Luxembourg – has multiple sclerosis. Even so, very little is known about the disease. It is different for everyone and everyone deals with it differently.

Diana HOFFMANN

One in a thousand people in industrialized countries – around 600 in Luxembourg – has multiple sclerosis. Even so, very little is known about the disease. It is different for everyone and everyone deals with it differently.

(dho) – Multiple sclerosis is often referred to as the disease with many faces. Those affected tell different stories about the course and symptoms. One of them is 56-year-old Jacques Steffen, Vice President of “Multiple Sclerosis Lëtzebuerg” (MSL). The disease probably put him in a wheelchair, but he says: “I had the chance, so to speak, that the disease was relatively flat for me at first and that I was able to lead a fairly normal life for a long time.”

Jacques Steffen is not an isolated case …

Florida: Nile crocodiles discovered in the USA

The summers are hot and rainy, the winters are mild and short: the climate in Florida is ideal for many amphibians and reptiles. The American crocodile and the Mississippi alligator are native to the swamps there.

However, the pleasant climate also means that the US state has to cope with a particularly large number of introduced species. Animal dealers, zoos or private individuals are usually responsible for introducing exotic animals and then releasing them later or not supervising them enough so that they escape into the wild. Not every unintentionally new species creates a problem, but some do.

US researchers are currently reporting on such an immigrant: They have discovered several Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus), they write in the specialist journal “Herpetological Conservation and Biology”.

Nile crocodiles actually live in Africa and can grow up to six meters long. Between 2010 and 2014, more than 490 people were attacked by Nile crocodiles in Africa, says Michael Rochford of the University of Florida. More than 70 percent of these attacks were fatal. The crocodiles also caused great economic damage by killing cattle.

Rochford and his colleagues in Florida did not have to deal with a full-grown specimen of C. niloticus: The largest animal they described was around three meters long. The scientists describe how they captured and examined four non-Florida crocodiles.

Strong grown

They had to release one of the animals back into the wild due to instructions from the authorities. Two years later, they were able to recapture it and see how quickly the animal had grown. In the two years it has almost doubled its size, they write.

Genetic analyzes showed that two – possibly three – of the animals are most closely related to Nile crocodiles living in South Africa. So far, according to the researchers, there is no evidence that a population of Nile crocodiles already exists in Florida – as a permanent population as opposed to specimens that have entered the wilderness individually.

Nevertheless, the researchers warn of the risks that a settlement would bring: In addition to the feared attacks on humans, this includes displacing and mixing with native species.

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Virginia Woolf: Orlando. A biography: radio play in 6 parts Radio play pool | Radio play | Bavaria 2 | radio

“Virginia Woolfs ‘Orlando’ is all of this: a cultural history of England from the past three hundred years, a confusion between men and women, a fairy tale, a comedic biography. Newly translated and elegantly staged by Gaby Hartel (radio play adaptation) and director Katja Langenbach, the result is a fun, timeless radio play in which Ulrike Haage’s music is also to be praised. “

Jury statement of the hr2 audiobook list August 2014

“I want to revolutionize the biography overnight!” Virginia Woolf noted euphorically in the diary late in 1927 and the spark was lit. She rushed into the “Project Orlando”, which became the “backbone of her fall”, a book that she could easily “write before dinner”. She had so much fun! The readers also, as the sales figures of the first three weeks showed, which exceeded even the wildest expectations. Orlando was legend from the beginning. In terms of energetic dynamics, this book was a stroke of luck for Woolf. Although this author always flowed from the private to the professional, she was now cheered on by the close relationship, enthusiasm and love for a dazzling adventurer, the noble Vita Sackville-West. One has the most beautiful love letter in literary history Orlando designated. And sure: Sackville-West stood in many models for her friend for this fantasy. Facts were mixed with the fictional, condensed into symbolic scenes, covered with gold dust.

Nevertheless, the description of the love letter falls short. Because, above all, Woolf was able to pick up issues relevant to socio-political and cultural history in a calm and playful way. The position of women, the aggression of the empire, the retrospective interpretation of history for reasons of power politics. Everything that makes Virginia Woolf a thinker can be found here. Apparently immovable is sparkling and satirically dismantled at the same time: status, status, gender and historiography, power, poses and conventions. Woolf takes great care in portraying the relativity of time and events.

In addition to her enthusiasm for Sackville-West’s person, treated Orlando Another Woolf passion: her love of biography as a genre. As a reader, she devoured these books and reflected on the shape in her notes. Where did the often arrogant, omniscient tone of the authors come from? Where does the belief come from to be able to grasp the figure so well? Why do we often learn more about the biographer’s time and morals than about the person who is up for debate? Why did an accounting language often stifle any feeling for a person who was very lively a long time ago. And, very central: Who actually determines that imagination and poetry have no place in a biography. Woolf himself gives in Orlando many positions one voice.

Virginia Woolf: Orlando. A biography

With Paul Herwig, Georgia Stahl, Wiebke Puls and others

From the English by Gaby Hartel
Editing: Gaby Hartel
Composition: Ulrike Haage
Directed by Katja Langenbach
BR 2013

Released on CD in the Hörverlag

Travel to the center of the USA: North Dakota – where tourists are almost alone

Sun-drenched California or hip New York attract tons of tourists. A US state such as North Dakota can take a back seat. There are only a few holidaymakers there. But this state is particularly interesting for Germans.

North Dakota doesn’t exactly look like the center of North America. Geographically speaking, he is here. Otherwise, the state is a quiet place, far from the hectic cities of California or the east coast – and that is why it is attractive for tourists.

The capital of the mighty federal state has a name that is very familiar to Germans: Bismarck. “Yes, there used to be a lot of German immigrants. You can still see it by the names around here,” says Mike Seminary. Seminary is mayor of the largest city in North Dakota. “Our main industries are still agriculture and oil. But tourism comes right after.” The vast majority of visitors are Americans. “But every now and then a German comes over and then asks why we are called Bismarck.”

Real Prussians could be disappointed. Because the legacy of the great statesman is not exactly maintained here. Neither street names nor a school are named in his sense and a bust is also sought in vain. “Yes, you really shouldn’t tell anyone,” says Seminary. “But basically Otto von Bismarck had nothing to do with our city. It was just admirers who founded it.” The prince himself never made it to America.

Few traces of German immigrants left

The biggest attraction for the mayor is the people themselves. “It’s easy and unconventional here. The doors are open everywhere and there is no such thing as security here.” In fact, you can just walk into the State Capitol, the state parliament of North Dakota. Everyone can peer into both chambers of law whenever they want, and even the governor’s conference room is open.

In addition to the small Bismarck, there are other interesting destinations in North Dakota. Fort Abraham Lincoln is a few minutes south. It was founded in 1872. What can be seen today are largely replicas of the original. It also houses the last home of what is perhaps the most famous cavalry officer of the Indian Wars: George Custer was the commanding officer here before he led his men into the demise in the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Proud of Sitting Bull

Right behind the fort is a replica of an Indian village. People are proud of the Indians here, especially the most famous of all: Sitting Bull. For decades he was the driving force behind the resistance of the Indians. He later appeared in wild west shows and campaigned for reconciliation. Today there are two graves for the great Indian leader. Both are on the west bank of the Missouri. The northern one is only called the place of burial. Sitting Bull was buried here. Today the job can hardly be found.

But in 1953 his brothers wanted to see the great chief buried with dignity. So they exhumed what they thought was his body and made it to another place on Missouri near Sitting Bull’s birthplace. A simple column with a bust of the chief stands there today.

Nobody knows whether the right remains have been excavated. In addition, the place, now officially recognized as a funeral, is already in South Dakota. But you won’t find any borders in this part of America anyway.

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Nashville series canceled after 4 seasons

We know the song: the end of the seasons are fatal to many series. And Nashville, at the worst audience level, will not have managed to afford a last track record. ABC officially canceled the musical show after 4 seasons.

ABC decided to clean up its tv grid for next season. Many of its historic shows are struggling audience side, the American channel did not hesitate to say goodbye to them. While we thought the renewal assured, we learned the cancellation of Castle at the end of its eighth season. But the detective series is not the only one to be forgotten. ABC also canceled Nashville. The musical drama will end after 4 seasons of songs, cheap shots and love stories.

>>> Nashville: Five good reasons to discover the series! (VIDEO)

Broadcast on Club Series in France, Nashville brings us into the world of country music. We follow two stars of the song, Rayna James, performed by Connie Britton, and Juliette Barnes, played by Hayden Panettiere. But over the seasons, Nashville has gone a bit from a musical drama that tells the story behind the scenes of country music, and at the same time giving us great musical pieces, to a soap opera focusing on the love stories of heroes. A country soap with a lot less songs. A turn that had not pleased the fans. The audiences for the series had therefore gradually eroded.

>>> Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), mother of a little girl

Nashville also had a hard time with the forced removal ofHayden Panettiere. The young woman who gave birth to her first child subsequently suffered from postpartum depression. The actress therefore had to take a break to heal herself. The series will therefore end on Wednesday, May 25 on ABC after 4 seasons. A question arises, however: in view of this last minute cancellation, will the fans be entitled to a real end? Hard to say. The only information that has leaked about the last few episodes is that Elton John will be making an appearance there.

Joe Montana criticizes Colin Kaepernick

Munich – Joe Montana, four-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers, criticized Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an interview.

The eight-time Pro Bowler said: “The quarterback should actually be the leader of the team. The teammates look at Kaepernick, but he’s very calm. He doesn’t talk much to the other guys. That’s for the offense really difficult because the communication between quarterback and receivers is very important “.

Kaepernick with shoulder problems

“If you have problems with your offensive line, you have to clarify it directly on the field. A player who doesn’t really want to play on the team makes it difficult for his colleagues to give his full support,” says Montana, whose Jersey number 16 is no longer awarded for the 49ers.

Kaepernick is said to be in a clinch with 49ers bosses. After three shoulder operations in the offseason, he cannot throw again without symptoms. The San Francisco franchise is therefore toying with the idea of ​​using Blaine Gabbert, who used to be under contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as starting quarterback.

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Focus of the USA tour of North Dakota: where the world is still in order

Center of the USA: North Dakota Recreation Tour: Where the World Is Still Alright

dpa / ND Department of Commerce
Picture 1/8 – North Dakota is not one of the top destinations of many US vacationers – but like here in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, it has a lot to offer in terms of landscape.


The State Capitol in Bismarck

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Image 2/8 – Simple and angular: The State Capitol in Bismarck does not correspond to the classicist design of the government buildings of many other states in the USA.


Art Deco in the State Capitol

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Image 3/8 – The State Capitol of North Dakota was built in Art Deco style. And there is another special feature: you can just walk in here. Anyone can look into the chambers of law and the governor’s conference room is also open.


Bismarks Mayor Mike Seminary

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Image 4/8 – Mike Seminary is Mayor of the city of Bismarck in North Dakota.


Fort Abraham Lincoln

dpa / ND Department of Commerce
Image 5/8 – At Fort Abraham Lincoln, visitors get an insight into the history of the United States. The best-known officer here was George Custer, who led his unit to collapse at the Battle of Little Bighorn.


Old Indian settlement

dpa / Chris Melzer
Image 6/8 – The abandoned Indian settlement is just behind Fort Abraham Lincoln. People are proud of the Indians, especially the most famous of all: Sitting Bull.


Indian chief Sitting Bull

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Image 7/8 – This is what he looked like: The legendary Indian chief Sitting Bull died in 1890.


Sitting Bull's first grave

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Image 8/8 – Sitting Bull, probably one of the most famous Indians, has two graves. The Indian chief was initially buried here after his death in 1890, but in 1953 his remains were moved to another location. However, it is unclear whether it was actually his remains.



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Anyone who travels to the US state can expect unusual conditions of security and peace today. Embedded in untouched nature, all front doors are open here – always. Because in North Dakota people still live the image of the ideal world.

  • North Dakota is far away from the hectic US metropolises – and attracts with calm and peacefulness.
  • People trust each other blindly – the doors are open everywhere, even in the state parliament.
  • The residents of the US state are particularly proud of the Indians who lived there.

North Dakota doesn’t exactly look like the center of North America. Geographically speaking, he is here. Otherwise, the state is a quiet place, far from the hectic cities of California or the east coast – and that is why it is attractive for tourists.

The capital of the mighty federal state has a name that is very familiar to Germans: Bismarck. “Yes, there used to be a lot of German immigrants. You can still see it from the names around here, ”says Mike Seminary. Seminary is the mayor of the largest city in North Dakota. “Our main industries are still agriculture and oil. But tourism comes right after. ”The vast majority of visitors are Americans. “But every now and then a German comes over and then asks why we are called Bismarck.”

Bismarck himself was never in America

Real Prussians could be disappointed. Because the legacy of the great statesman is not exactly maintained here. Neither street names nor a school are named in his sense, and a bust is also sought in vain. “Yes, you really shouldn’t tell anyone,” says Seminary. “But basically Otto von Bismarck had nothing to do with our city. It was just admirers who founded it. ”The prince himself never made it to America.

The greatest sight? The people themselves

The biggest attraction for the mayor is the people themselves. “It’s easy and unconventional here. The doors are open everywhere, and there is no such thing as security here. ”In fact, you can just walk into the State Capitol, the state parliament of North Dakota. Everyone can peer into both chambers of law whenever they want, and even the governor’s conference room is open.

In addition to the small Bismarck, there are other interesting destinations in North Dakota. Fort Abraham Lincoln is a few minutes south. It was founded in 1872. What can be seen today are largely replicas of the original. It also houses the last home of what is perhaps the most famous cavalry officer of the Indian Wars: George Custer was the commanding officer here before he led his men into the demise in the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Sitting Bull: The pride of the Indians – and the residents of North Dakota

Right behind the fort is a replica of an Indian village. People are proud of the Indians here, especially the most famous of all: Sitting Bull. For decades he was the driving force behind the resistance of the Indians. He later appeared in wild west shows and campaigned for reconciliation. Today there are two graves for the great Indian leader. Both are on the west bank of the Missouri. The northern one is only called the place of burial. Sitting Bull was buried here. Today the job can hardly be found.

Because in 1953 his brothers wanted to see the great chief buried with dignity. So they exhumed what they thought was his body and made it to another place on Missouri near Sitting Bull’s birthplace. A simple column with a bust of the chief stands there today.

Nobody knows whether the right remains have been excavated. In addition, the place, now officially recognized as a funeral, is already in South Dakota. But you won’t find any borders in this part of America anyway.

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US Area Codes – The Shrill Signal from West Virginia – MAZ

Voters in the economically weak region, which is only a two-hour drive from Washington away begins to speak clearly for Bernie Sanders out. Knowing that the senator is out Vermont arithmetically speaking, if the Democrats have no chance of running for president, they are missing out Clinton a reminder – and also the administration of Barack Obama.

The former stronghold of American mining feels abandoned by the two politicians, as they are emphatically promoting an exit from coal mining – without naming alternatives for the regions affected. So had Clinton Just a few days ago I said in no uncertain terms: “During mine Presidency many mining companies will lose their businesses. The workers should better look for a new job today. ”

Donald Trump gewann in West Virginia.
Source: imago

However, the consequences of structural change are dramatic: West Virginia is considered the second poorest state, which has only offered its residents poor prospects since the decline of the old industry. Many people survive with poorly paid service jobs, and the number of drug addicts is alarming for local health authorities.

Bernie Sanders therefore had an easy game when, on his election campaign tour through the deserted landscape, he was caught by the greed of the big corporations and the misguided politics in Washington spoke.

And Donald Trump again, the only remaining candidate of the Republicans also won his victory in West Virginia celebrates, goes one step further: The controversial businessman promises the unemployed miners to restart coal mining on a large scale – although he should know as well as the miners that this promise is considered dubious among experts. West Virginia has not just suffered from a coal crisis since Obama increasingly advocates alternative energies. Rather, the price of coal has fallen so low that the production in the Appalachian Mountains is largely unprofitable. In any case, the mining companies are now so highly technical that the remaining mines can only be operated by a few skilled workers.

However, on serious debates about structural change in states like West Virginia, Kentucky or Wyoming so far neither Sanders yet Trump a. Both rely on Clinton to assume a great distance to the workforce.

It is currently difficult to say whether this strategy will catch on with voters across the country. What is certain is that Sanders the position of his party favorite weakens the longer he stays in the race. So mocked Trump on Tuesday about his competitor, who would not even be able to prevail against a single opponent, while he had to take on a total of 16 internal party opponents.

The Republican front runner also announced this week to New York journalists that it would not be too specific with the party’s own program. Rather, his goal is to win over many voters from the original camp of the Democratic Party.

From Stefan Koch