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9 months agoMan Utd leave Alexis at home for Spurs trip

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd leave Alexis at home for Spurs tripby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexis Sanchez is out of Manchester United’s squad for the trip to Tottenham.The Manchester Evening News says Sanchez was one of nine players missing from the United squad that travelled to London by train on Saturday.The Chilean limped out of his side’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading with a hamstring problem and doesn’t appear to have recovered in time.Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini were also missing.One man that has travelled is Paul Pogba. The Frenchman was initially a doubt for the fixture after picking up a knock against Reading. last_img

11 days agoHendrick admits no Europa League has helped Burnley

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Hendrick admits no Europa League has helped Burnleyby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick has admitted that not needing to play in the Europa League is helping his side.The Clarets struggled last season as they had to cope with additional European games.It caused them to have a very poor start to the season, which lead to a relegation battle for much of the campaign.But they have started brighter this term, and Hendrick thinks he knows why.”We’ve progressed but I think last year was a bit different,” the midfielder told reporters.”I know it was frustrating for us as players and maybe the fans, staff and everyone.”At the start of the season, with the games we had, it was difficult, it was tiring.”I was talking to my friend at Wolves when we played them and I said, ‘How are you getting on with the European football?’ and he just said he’s constantly tired.”Without even knowing, the travelling does take it out of you and that’s what happened with us last year.”Even when we were out of that, we tried to pick the performances up, but it didn’t work.”Eventually we sat down, we all got on the same track and the performances started to pick up and we got some points on the board, which we did need at the back end of last year.” last_img read more

The 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference In 140 Seconds

We liveblogged Sloan, we wrote about what it was like to be a woman at Sloan, and now we have video and audio proof that the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference happened. Here, in under 3 minutes, is what you missed at the world’s preeminent conference for people who love sports, data and every place they intersect:And here’s all the audio we recorded from the convention center:The State of Sports Analytics with Jonah Keri, Kirk Goldsberry, and Jody AvirganAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/jonah_kirk_jody-at-sloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Kid Stats GeeksAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kidsatsloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Montage: Women at SloanAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/womenatsloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.How Bayern Munich Wins With DataAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carl_bayernanalytics.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Houston Rockets GM Daryl MoreyAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/flowers_morey.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Dean Oliver Of The Sacramento KingsAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carl_deanoliver.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. read more

Ohio State baseball wins 5th straight game takes down Xavier 103

The Ohio State baseball team celebrates its victory against Xavier March 19 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 10-3.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerWith Big Ten play looming, the Ohio State baseball team appears to be starting to play their best ball of the season.Playing under a gray sky for most of the evening, the Buckeyes (13-6, 0-0) came out shining and rolled to their fifth-straight victory, defeating Xavier, 10-3, Wednesday.The game featured two freshman starting pitchers on the bump with the Musketeers’ (11-7, 0-0) Trent Astle going against the Buckeyes’ Tanner Tully.Tully, starting his first collegiate game, began with a commanding five-pitch first inning. Astle wasn’t so lucky.Sophomore infielder Troy Kuhn was batting first for the Buckeyes and, on the second pitch he saw, smacked a homerun over the left field wall. The shot was Kuhn’s fourth of the year, good enough to lead the team.“I’m seeing the ball real well,” Kuhn said. “I keep getting good pitches to hit … taking advantage of other teams mistakes.”With runners on second and third and still no outs, freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson had an RBI groundout and sophomore infielder Zach Ratcliff followed with an RBI single to give the Buckeyes a quick 3-0 lead.Astle found himself in another jam to begin the second. With the bases loaded and nobody out, sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic hit a sac fly to deep center that plated two. Junior outfielder Pat Porter followed with a sac fly of his own to score another and give Tully a six-run lead to work with.The freshman responded, going five innings with five hits on no runs scored. When Tully had Musketeers in scoring position, he turned up the heat to keep them at bay.“It was good just to go in there and throw strikes and keep the defense in it,” Tully said. “I throw a little bit harder, hit my spots a little bit more (with runners in scoring position) and make sure they don’t score.”Coach Greg Beals was impressed enough with Tully’s first start to say he would probably be the Sunday starter this weekend.“There was no question in my mind he was capable of starting and capable of doing what he did,” Beals said. “To put five zeros up like that, though, was sure good to see … in our meeting tomorrow there’s a pretty good chance we decide Tanner Tully is our Sunday starter this weekend.”The Musketeers scored one in the sixth and two more in eighth to give them a chance, but the offense rose to the occasion and responded with four runs of their own in the eighth.Redshirt-senior reliever Tyler Giannonatti recorded the final four outs to give him his first save of the season and keep the Buckeyes perfect at home so far.The win streak has been an enjoyable one for the Buckeyes, but they know it isn’t time to get complacent.“We’re pretty happy (with where we are), but this is where our mission starts,” Kuhn said. “We want to come out hot.”The Buckeyes are next scheduled to Friday when the Michigan State Spartans come to town. First pitch at Bill Davis Stadium is set for 6:05 p.m. read more

After 94 years Ohio State wins first wrestling national championship

Members of the OSU wrestling team pose for a photo following the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21 in St. Louis. The Buckeyes claimed the team national title for the 1st time in program history.Credit: Patrick Kalista / Lantern reporterST. LOUIS — The Ohio State wrestling team was busy during spring break, meaning coach Tom Ryan had to spend his time in Missouri instead of the Florida sun.But he probably doesn’t mind.The Buckeyes clinched their first-ever National Championship in St. Louis on Saturday, and also came away with two individual National Champions. Among the individual champions was redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, who picked up his fourth and final national title for the Buckeyes.Ryan couldn’t stop smiling as time ran down before he could officially call his team National Champions, and he said he is relieved that the Buckeyes finished off their title run.“I feel great, proud, for an amazing institution and administration that supports the sport,” Ryan said. “1921 was the first year that Ohio State started wrestling, 94 years later we win our first National Championship.“I’m just so happy for all the coaches, the staff, all the people who are important to this team and Buckeye nation everywhere.”Many people didn’t expect the Buckeyes to have a chance to win it all, as Missouri entered the tournament undefeated and No. 1 in the country, but Ryan said he and his staff put the pieces in place to do so years in advance.“There was no question that we felt we had the right people to win a national championship, we felt that two years ago,” Ryan said.Leading the way for the wrestling Bucks was Stieber. His victory made him just the fourth wrestler to pick up a quartet of national titles.“I can’t thank my teammates, my coaches and my family enough,” Stieber said. “It’s been an unbelievable journey.“I’m extremely proud of my teammates,” Stieber added. “As an individual, to win is amazing. For the team, it’s something I dreamed of ever since I came to Ohio State.”Ryan explained how significant Stieber’s achievement was by saying “more people have been on the moon than have won four national titles.”Joining Stieber on the podium was Nathan Tomasello.The redshirt-freshman said he’s grown throughout his first competitive collegiate season.“It’s just a great learning experience and journey throughout the year,” Tomasello said. “I grew so much and I have great coaches and great throw partners, who love to compete and love the sport of wrestling, every single day. I am just truly thankful everyone that supported me and just truly excited to be here.”The 125-pound Big Ten and National Champion said he is grateful for accomplishing a goal he’s had since before his OSU career began.“It’s been a dream and a goal of mine for many years. Now as a freshman and putting in the time every single day makes it worth it,” Tomasello said. “And just going through the grind of the season and just, this is where you can let yourself fly and see who’s the best. At this tournament, I feel like I peaked at the right time and was wrestling at my best through the Big Ten and then here.”Ryan said Tomasello is a class act and added that he isn’t surprised at the amount of success he’s had.“Nathan represents everything good in the world, Ryan said. “He’s a straight-A student guy. He says what he means and he does what he says and he’s a tremendous worker.”Along with its first national title, the program now has three Big Ten team titles. The Buckeyes finished with five All-Americans this year, which brings the program’s total to 87.Now that the title has been wrapped up, Ryan still has time to enjoy his turn in the Sunshine State. After that trip to Florida with his family, Ryan said he will be right back getting his team ready for next year.“The recruiting and developing young guys is constant,” Ryan said. “I’m going to Florida first and then getting ready for next season starts.” read more

Rakitic feels Barca deserved a win against Valencia

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic feels his side played well enough to secure a win against Valencia at the Camp Nou, despite the game ending in a stalemate.The 2-2 draw against Marcelino’s men ended the club’s eight-game winning streak in the League and could only stretch their lead to six points above Atletico Madrid.Two goals for Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to fight back, after falling 2-0 behind after 35 minutes, but the Croatian international believes they had the chances to collect all three points.⌛️FULL-TIME: There’s the whistle! Leo Messi scores twice as Barça battle back from 2-0, first-half deficit to earn a tie!FT: Barça 2 – 2 Valencia⚽️ #Messi 39′ (p.), 64′ / Gameiro 24′ , Parejo 32′ (p.)🔵🔴 #BarçaValencia pic.twitter.com/GyuzSYUOmC— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 2, 2019“We surely deserved to win. We played a much better game than Valencia. He revealed in a quote cited on Football Espana.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Maybe in the first half we did not play that well, but in the second half we dominated, and at times we were almost playing handball around their area.“But in the end, we came up short, and it is not easy to play against a counter-attacking team like Valencia, particularly after a hard game in midweek as we had against Sevilla.”Atletico Madrid will be hoping to reduce the gap to three points when they face Real Betis on Sunday.Real Madrid could also be in the mix for the title if they maintain a winning form for the rest of the campaign.Barcelona host Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday night, and Messi and defender Gerard Pique are doubtful after picking up injuries in the Valencia tie.🗣 @ivanrakitic 🗣 Ernesto Valverde⚽️ #BarçaValencia pic.twitter.com/CGE4z49wqy— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 2, 2019last_img read more

Porsha Smith Higgs failed to declare Correct Figures

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 26th 2017-Providenciales: Porsha Smith’s allegation against Tourism Minister, Ralph Higgs failing to declare the exact value, or his interest in the Silver Palms Hotel, during his budget presentation is enough reason for him to resign immediately. In filing a complaint before the Integrity Commission on Wednesday afternoon, Smith read the statement where she says the Silver Palms Hotel and Promenade project, located in Bottle Creek, North Caicos, was initially listed for US$550,000.00, but only when quizzed, the minister had to confirm the actual figure at US$850,000.00. Smith is of the belief that Higgs is able to enhance the value of his investment from his current portfolio, as the addition of the government funded Promenade project will “hug his personal project, thus increasing the value of his investment”.However, in response to the allegation, Tourism Minister Ralph Higgs explained to Magnetic Media that a formal statement is coming. Minister Higgs also said” that it is unfortunate that individuals would chose to play politics with the economic lives of the people in North Caicos”.#MagneticMediaNews#RalphShouldResign#SilverPalmsHotelAndPromenadelast_img read more

19th Annual Walls of Excellence Induction Ceremony

first_img19th Annual Walls of Excellence Induction Ceremony KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Each year for over a decade, the Council Office will receive nominations for high school seniors from who are eligible for induction into the distinguished 2019 Walls of Excellence.The purpose of the Walls of Excellence is to confer distinction for high achieving students in the Fourth Council District. To be eligible, the high school senior must meet a high academic standard and demonstrate community service involvement.The Council Office receives three nominations from the four High Schools in the district. Each year, they induct 12 students. Their names are engraved and memorialized on glass plagues and installed at the Walls of Excellence on Willie James Jones Avenue at Imperial Avenue.Councilmember Montgomery also launched her campaign from there.The names for 2019 are:1. Tatiana Butte, Morse High School2. Danny Maganda, Gompers Preparatory Academy3. Aaron James Reynolds, Lincoln High School4. Phonisha Pruitt, Lincoln High School5. Crystalinda White, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts June 14, 2019 Posted: June 14, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Brew602 Officially Open

first_imgKrull hopes to create into a local beer and wine bar mixed with a restaurant to open by summer of 2018. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska railcar 602, has been transformed into a new coffee house in Soldotna. “Brew@602” has partnered with Steam Dot Coffee Roasters in Anchorage. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Brew@602-update.mp3VmJennifer-on-Brew@602-update.mp300:00RPd Photos courtesy of: Brew@602 on Instagram Railcar 602 is an out of service Alaska Railroad car that Soldotna resident Mary Krull purchased from a private seller in Homer, the grand opening will take place on December 28. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brew602/ Brew@602 will open daily from 7-5 (Sun 8-5) starting on Thursday, December 28th. Brew@602 sits at the top of the hill on Kleeb Loop Road, in Soldotna. Krull: “It’s a double decker. What we have done is added some fix tables, but we maintained the walk over seats that were common in commuter cars. Most of the seats move, and its a unique feature of this rail car.” The coffee car is just the first business to open on ‘Whistle Hill’. A second car, named Addie Camp, was built in 1913 and was shipped from South Dakota where it was taken out of service in 2008.last_img read more

Lakme Fashion Week 2019 Hardik Pandya to Kareena Kapoor 10 celebs who

first_imgGenelia D’souza too walked the ramp after a long gap of five years and said, “I am excited to be walking for Jalan. I feel her collection, Banji, is for the modern Indian bride who loves details and intricate craftsmanship and most importantly they are lightweight and easy to carry.” While Ayushmann Khurrana and Disha Patani walked the ramp for designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Arjun Kapoor looked dapper flaunting Kunal Rawal’s creation. Malaika Arora walked the ramp for designer duo Diya and Rajvvir. Malaika took our breaths away with a maroon high-slit dress with ruffled butterfly sleeves and a plunging neckline. InstagramTouted as the biggest and most prestigious fashion show, the Lakme Fashion Week saw the who’s who of the industry walking the ramp in some sleek and stunning outfits. From Hardik Pandya to Kareena Kapoor, a number of A-listers from various industries walked the ramp, showcasing the designer’s creativity and imagination. Let’s take a look.Kareena Kapoor Khan brought an end to the gala event by walking the ramp for Gauri & Nainika in a black ensemble with an exaggerated tail and net details. Kareena had also walked the ramp for the designer duo earlier in an exaggerated red outfit. Shilpa Shetty turned showstopper for designer Punit Balana flaunting her curves in a beautiful golden lehenga and matching blouse. Talking about it, Kareena told PTI, “Walking each season again feels very special. Thanks to Lakme I’m getting a chance to strut for the best of the best. This feels more special because of Gauri and Nainika. We embody the power of women. The freedom of what women want, whether it’s (about) being married, wanting to work, wanting to make your voice heard.” Ayushmann Khurrana, Disha Patani, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar and Arjun Kapoor were some of the other celebs who rocked the ramp with their confident walk and impeccable outfits. Ananya Panday too made her ramp debut by walking for designers Anushree Reddy and Arpita Mehta. Kangana Ranaut turned showstopper for Disha Patil wearing a blue lehenga with intricate traditional designs and a satin blouse.last_img read more

WATCH With The Midterms Over Whats Next For The Texas Legislature

first_imgGuest co-host Sonny Messiah-Jiles (CEO and Publisher of the Defender Media Group) joins host Gary Polland for a discussion about changes in the makeup of the Texas Legislature following the midterm elections, gaining insight into the most pressing issues facing Harris County and Texas residents. Topics include education funding, health care, and more. With guests Paul Bettencourt, Texas State Senate, District 7; and Gene Wu, Texas House of Representatives, District 137. Original air date: November 16, 2018.Watch more episodes of Red, White and Blue Sharelast_img

Legends of Tomorrow Screws Everything Up in Glorious Ways

first_img DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Stay on target Legends of Tomorrow really came into its own last season. With The Flash growing ever more somber, Legends emerged as a fun, wacky superhero alternative. One episode in and this season is already doubling down on what worked. Well, after starting the episode with a truly frustrating decision. The second season ended with something really exciting. As a result of all the time manipulation in the finale, they ended up in a present day Los Angeles that had dinosaurs running around. I couldn’t wait to see what they did with that. As it turns out, absolutely nothing.We saw another brief glimpse of a T-Rex walking around a city before a suddenly put-together Rip Hunter appears. Since time has gone all the way wrong, Hunter spent five years developing an organization to replace the Time Masters. In that time, the Time Bureau has become very efficient at fixing the anachronisms the Legends caused. So, only 15 minutes after Rory entrusted the team with the Wave Rider, he returns to take it away. Los Angeles is cleaned up, and the Legends are forced back into normal lives. Everything that follows is a lot of fun, but it’s hard not to feel cheated. We were baited with something truly amazing and ridiculous, only to have it taken away in the episode’s first five minutes. I realize this show requires some kind of reset every season, but what was the point of this? Admittedly, the episode’s actual plot is enjoyable, but it doesn’t hold a candle to what we all imagined a dinosaur in L.A. story could have been. You can’t show us a T-Rex in a modern city and do nothing with it. Haven’t they ever heard of Chekhov’s T-Rex?Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)I’d be angrier if seeing the Legends try to adjust to normal life wasn’t so funny. Sara’s working at a bootleg Bed Bath and Beyond, where she has the same fantasies of murdering her boss that we all do when we work those jobs. The difference is she has the skills to plan out exactly how she’s going to do it. Nate is trying to be Central City’s second superhero, but it’s not working out. They’ve got Wally and Wally is the best. Ray is forced to work at an app developer in Silicon Valley, where nobody appreciates his work. Jax and Martin have moved back home, where Martin is spending some time with his now-pregnant daughter. Also, Nate, and Amaya have broken up, and Nate doesn’t want to talk about it. I think there’s more to the story than that, which we’ll learn as the season goes on. As we saw at the end of the episode, she’s back in her hometown in the 1940s, defending it from poachers and colonialists. I guess the Time Bureau may have forced them apart. Her existence in the modern day would certainly count as an anachronism. My only question is, are they going to bring her back, or is this the show’s way of getting us to Mari McCabe?Rory actually did make it all the way to Aruba, where he’s running up a room service tab at a private resort he almost certainly doesn’t intend to pay. It’s there he finds an anachronism the Time Bureau missed. Julius Ceaser is on the beach, planning to conquer the new land he finds himself in. (His constantly flapping face-cover somewhat muffles his voice. It’s a reminder that this show doesn’t exactly have the highest budget.) He contacts the rest of the Legends who decide to get the band back together. It’s satisfying to watch everyone reunite, and it’s also interesting to learn that the Bureau isn’t infallible. They may be more professional than the Legends, but they miss some pretty big things. To prove to Rip that they can still do their old jobs, they steal their ship back, get it repaired and capture Caesar.Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave and Simon Merrells as Caesar (Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW )Now it wouldn’t be a Legends of Tomorrow episode if they didn’t royally screw things up. Because none of them can keep their mouths shut, the team lets slip that Caesar is betrayed and murdered by Brutus. The general steals a history book from Nate, and the Legends learn he went on to conquer the entire world. Home, for them, no longer exists. This is the point where it felt like Legends of Tomorrow was truly back. They see a problem, try to solve it, and end up making things worse. That’s the fun of this show. It’s also great that when the Time Bureau tries to fix things for them, they screw up too. Since The Legends aren’t all heroes, they can recognize less-than-honorable tactics. They instantly figure out that Caesar has set a trap, and save the day with their superpowers. See? There’s a good reason to employ criminals. This show may not have given us more than five seconds of a T-Rex in L.A., but it gave us superheroes fighting Julius Caesar. That’s not a bad consolation at all.In the end, Rip gives them their ship back, acknowledging that their loose cannons, but damn it, they get results. Plus, he vaguely hints at a coming threat that they just might want the Legends around for. We really have nothing to go on as far as what that threat is, but we’ll find out soon enough. Even with the bait-and-switch beginning, Legends of Tomorrow’s season premiere was a hell of a lot of fun. All summer, my Tuesday nights were lacking ridiculous superhero action, and I’m so happy this show is back. It’s big, it’s stupid and I wouldn’t have it any other way.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

When will we know we have found extraterrestrial life

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Do micro-organisms explain features on comets? Kee noted that we are able in any realistic sense to detect only life forms that have a terrestrial-based biochemistry, so we would probably bet on bodies that have liquid water and some form of geological free energy source. He puts his hopes on space probes looking at out-of-equilibrium gas distributions in exo-planetary atmospheres. However, any potential findings revealed by these probes would be only an indication, without the capability to definitively determine the existence of alien lifeforms.We could also turn to meteorites in the ongoing search for E.T. and hope that these rocks came from a parent body that may have harbored life. If we’re lucky, relics of life are contained within that sample and have not been destroyed. Kee surprisingly admits that luck is really the key condition here.”As most of these relics are likely to have been fossilized in some way, we would need to cash in on some more luck so that we can demonstrate sufficient differences between such relics and potential abiotic mechanisms of formation on earth—chemical compositional differences, isotopic ratio’s mineral morphologies or, most valuable perhaps, presence of specific molecules which could only be produced by biogenic processes, etcetera,” he said.The biggest challenge is to clearly identify if the life forms existed on the studied meteorites a long time prior to re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Before that is established, any new finding would be just a potential signature of extraterrestrial life. For example, in 2011, Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, claimed he had found the remains of living organisms from a parent celestial body in a rare class of meteorites, called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites.”The complex filaments found embedded in the CI1 carbonaceous meteorites represent the remains of indigenous microfossils of cyanobacteria,” Hoover claimed.His team used Environmental (ESEM) and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) to analyze the meteorite samples, studying internal surfaces. For comparison, Hoover compared the samples to those of terrestrial minerals and biological materials.Hoover’s claims sparked controversy and NASA distanced from his conclusions, pointing out his lack of expert peer reviews. The findings were soon debunked after publication.More recently, two scientists suggested that the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is studied by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft, hosts microbial alien life. The University of Buckingham’s Chandra Wickramasinghe and his colleague, Max Wallis of the University of Cardiff, insist that the characteristic features on the comet, including a black, carbon-containing crust and underlying ice; large, smooth ‘seas’; flat-bottomed craters and a surface peppered with mega-boulders, might only be explained by the presence of life.But the last week’s claims also sparked skepticism among other scientists specializing in the search for extraterrestrial life, debunking the newly presented hypothesis. The researchers rejecting the new findings emphasize that complex organics are generated in many places in the solar system through photochemistry and this is evidence for anything other than abiotic chemistry.So far, we haven’t found any convincing proof of alien life embedded in meteorites. However, Kee, undeterred by the long-lasting search and continuous skepticism, is looking to the future with hope.”In order to receive Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket of Astrobiology, we would need to be ready to search as many meteorites as we can get hold of, which we already do. Overall, I reckon we would need to be lucky. But hey, many people have won the lottery. The trick is to keep buying the tickets,” Kee concluded. Explore further (Phys.org)—As we become more advanced in astronomy, continuously searching and finding lots of potentially habitable extrasolar planets that could harbor alien life, it seems that it’s not a matter of if but when we will find extraterrestrial organisms. However, the real tough problem here is: How we could determine if the alien life has really been found? “The question is not so much ‘when will we find extraterrestrial life?’ But ‘when will we know we have found extraterrestrial life?'” Terence Kee, the President of the Astrobiology Society of Britain told Phys.org. “My feeling is that we may indeed find signs of life in a few decades, but whether we will be unambiguously able to identify it as ‘extraterrestrial life’ – as opposed to terrestrial contamination or abiotic far-from-equilibrium processes – in such a short time-frame, I’m not so sure.”center_img This is the “South Pillar” region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula. Like cracking open a watermelon and finding its seeds, the infrared telescope “busted open” this murky cloud to reveal star embryos tucked inside finger-like pillars of thick dust. Credit: NASA Citation: When will we know we have found extraterrestrial life? 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State ranks No 1 in terms of women empowerment CM

first_imgKolkata: To commemorate the occasion of International Women’s Day, Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee led a rally on Friday, organised by her party’s Mahila wing.The rally, which began at Shraddhananda Park at around 12 pm, continued with much fanfare as it traversed through the streets of North Kolkata, before it finally concluded at Dharamtala where she addressed the crowd. The procession which witnessed a footfall of thousands, was also attended by various women party leaders and ministers of the state including Chandrima Bhattacharya, Shashi Panja, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Dola Sen, Smita Bakshi, Nayana Banerjee, Ashima Patra and others who walked along with the Chief Minister to mark the occasion. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseApart from a strong message on women empowerment, there were cultural programmes on the same theme that were performed by various women groups who also took part in the procession. Numerous placards highlighting the various state government projects such as Kanyashree, and Rupashree among others were also displayed at the march. While addressing the crowd at Dharamtala where the rally finally concluded in the afternoon after a long walk, the Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataChief Minister reminded people of the Women’s Reservation Bill for parliamentarians and said that her party is the only one in the country which has 35 percent elected women members in the 16th Lok Sabha. “While the Women’s Reservation Bill has not yet been passed in #Parliament, I am proud that our party @AITCofficial has 35% women MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha. We have also reserved 50% seats in local bodies for women candidates #IWD2019,” she tweeted on the occasion. “The party will ensure this happens and this is our commitment,” the Chief Minister said. Further contending that women of Bengal are the “backbone of the state”, she added: “Our state has done exceptionally well in all regards and it ranks number one in terms of women empowerment. “Bengal has 50 percent reservation for women in the Panchayats and municipalities. “We have increased child care leave for women to almost 730 days and have also instituted scholarships like Kanyashree and Sikshashree for students all across the state.” While speaking about the launch of the recent health scheme ‘Swasthya Sathi’, Banerjee said the smart cards which are being issued under the scheme are being given to a woman member of the family, recognising her as its head. Banerjee also added that a record 48 percent women have participated in the 100 days’ work scheme under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year as people unite to champion the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality.last_img read more

Lagardères media arm Lagardère Active has acquire

first_imgLagardère’s media arm Lagardère Active has acquired France’s leading discount online ticketing specialist BilletReduc.com.BilletReduc.com, which sold 2.2 million discount theatre and event tickets last year, will continue to be led by founders Fabienne and Jean-Marie Rétif. Fabienne Rétif, the company’s deputy CEO, said that the acquisition would enable BilletReduc.com to target customers via Lagardère existing media outlets including TV channel Gulli and radio service Europe 1.last_img