10 months agoLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldo

first_imgLaLiga president Tebas: Barcelona ace Messi proving superior to Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas hailed the hat-trick performance of Leo Messi for Barcelona’s 5-0 win at Levante on Sunday.Tebas placed the Barcelona star at the very top of football, ahead of Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. “Anyone who saw the game against Levante, is a football fan and takes off their club colours, we have to open our eyes and say that Messi’s the best player in the world by a difference,” he said. The president added that “it doesn’t matter what team you support, if you criticise Messi and say he’s not the best in the world currently, you don’t understand football.” Asked about the comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, Tebas, a Madrid fan, was clear: “In this era now he’s way ahead of Ronaldo. That’s now always been the case in other seasons. But he’s leading Barcelona. He keeps taking on responsibility, seemingly with a new-found youth. He’s at an incredible level.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoValencia president Anil Murthy has Twitter account hacked

first_imgValencia president Anil Murthy has Twitter account hackedby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia president Anil Murthy has had his Twitter account hacked.After being forced to apologise on behalf of Peter Lim to the Valencia squad for Marcelino’s sacking, his Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday night.Murthy managed to regain control of his account, stating that he’d been hacked and had deleted the previous two posts.The club president has been at the centre of the Marcelino sacking, but insists that the team need to keep moving forward.”This season we’re going to keep working to make the club improve,” he said.”On Sunday, we play at Mestalla against Leganes.”We’re calm right now, we have a new coach and the confidence of the team is in their coach.”We’re going to fight again this season to fulfil the objectives that this club deserves.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

HHI Seeks Regulatory Approval in Japan for DSME Takeover

first_imgzoomSource: Wikimedia – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Wei-Te Wong South Korean shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has commenced the process to obtain regulatory approval in Japan for its acquisition of compatriot Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). HHI is working on submitting a regulatory approval application to Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), a Tokyo-based government agency regulating economic competition, Yonhap News Agency reported.In March this year, HHI signed a formal contract to proceed with the takeover of its smaller rival DSME. The deal was inked with Korean state lender Korea Development Bank (KDB), the majority shareholder in DSME owning a 55.7 percent stake in the company.Under the deal, KDB would sell its DSME stake, that has an estimated value of KRW 2.16 trillion (USD 1.85 billion), to HHI. The bank would transfer its DSME common stock to HHI and buy KRW 1.5 trillion worth of HHI stocks. Additionally, the bank would consider providing KRW 1 trillion as a financial boost to DSME.HHI earlier said that the main prerequisite for the realization of the transaction is the receipt of all government licenses and permits as well as the approval of business combination by domestic and foreign regulatory authorities.Two months ago, HHI officially launched the process to gain the necessary approvals for its DSME takeover. The shipbuilder has so far submitted requests to antitrust regulators in South Korea, China, Kazakhstan and is in the process of submitting the application to the European Union.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

International Community Rallies To Protect Monkey Species

first_imgFor the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protection for a monkey species.Barbary macaques will take centre stage in Johannesburg, alongside emblematic fauna such as elephants, lions, rhinos and sharks.The CITES Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17), which is currently taking place in South Africa, has the power to change the fate of Barbary macaques and stop their race towards extinction. In an almost unprecedented move, all range States and the main consumer countries providing the market for these animals have rallied together behind a joint Morocco-EU proposal to transfer the species to Appendix I of the Convention, which will afford them the highest level of international protection from trade and help enhance enforcement measures against trafficking in this species. The proposal has also received overwhelming support from the global animal welfare and conservation community.The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is the only African primate species north of the Sahara, the only macaque species in Africa and the only non-human primate living in the wild in Europe (Gibraltar). In the last 30 years, the populations of this unique primate in Morocco and Algeria have dwindled from approximately 23,000 to the latest estimates of 6,500 – 9,100. The largest wild subpopulation, which inhabits the mixed cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco, has been decimated: only 5,000 remain, a 65% decrease in just three decades.A significant number of Barbary macaques, mostly infants, are illegally captured from the wild and traded every year, mainly to feed the European exotic pet trade and to be used as tourist photo props. The protection granted to the species both in Morocco and Algeria, its listing on Appendix II of CITES and an EU import ban have done little to help curb poaching and trafficking in these intelligent and sensitive endangered primates. This criminal activity is increasingly in the hands of organised international networks. Barbary macaques remain the most frequently seized CITES-listed live mammal in the EU.Animal Defenders International (ADI) President Jan Creamer says: “The illegal trade is pushing Barbary macaques to the brink and action must be taken before it is too late. Like so many wild animals, these little monkeys are paying the price for unscrupulous traders bartering with their lives.” It is estimated that approximately 3,000 Barbary macaques could be currently being kept as pets in Europe.Musician Moby said: “I refuse to stand by and do nothing as these endangered monkeys are snatched from the wild and their families for photo props and the pet trade. Barbary macaques need our urgent help and I hope governments will join ADI and ‘back the macaque’ and grant them the greater protection they need”.Gerben Jan Gerbrandy, Member of the European Parliament for D66 and Head of the European Parliament Delegation to CoP17, agrees on the importance of this moment: “The adoption of the joint proposal from the EU and Morocco would be a key next step in protecting a species for which the EU is unfortunately a key destination market. Now we have to make sure that any agreement is properly and coherently enforced to the fullest effect. That is where the real difference will be made.”North Africa is the gateway to Europe for other illegal wildlife products, including live specimens such as endangered tortoises. Tackling Barbary macaque trafficking is expected to help with protection of other endangered species, some of which are also on the agenda at CoP17.“This truly unique and endangered primate species needs all the protection we can provide as international community. The highest possible protection from CITES will strengthen conservation efforts underway to help the Barbary macaque survive and thrive. It makes total sense to support the range states, Morocco and Algeria, in this goal,” adds Rikkert Reijnen of the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW).Highly intelligent, emotional and sensitive, Barbary macaques live up to 22 years of age, in social groups comprising as many as 80 individuals, with males playing a primary role in caring for their young. They prefer high altitude cedar forests, but can also be found in oak forests, coastal scrub, and rocky slopes, feeding on fruits, tree leaves, and plants.
Having campaigned for over 20 years to educate the public about the use of primates for entertainment, research, and as pets, exposing the huge numbers of animals taken from the wild each year and the suffering of the animals during captivity and transport, the plight of the Barbary macaque is a cause close to the heart of Animal Defenders International (ADI).Last year, ADI rescued more than 30 illegally traded monkeys in Peru during an 18-month mission against wildlife trafficking and to enforce a ban on wild animals in circuses. Over 100 animals were saved during the operation. Having nursed the monkeys back to health, ADI relocated new family groups from six different primate species to sanctuaries in their native Amazon habitats where ADI continues to fund their care for life.ADI previously rescued two Hamadryas baboons – one from a Bolivian circus and the other from the pet trade in Cyprus. They now live happily together at the Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary in the UK, where ADI funds their care for life, along with three macaques born at the notorious and now closed Israeli monkey breeder Mazor Farm. Born to wild-caught parents, Baloo, Betty and Boo were sold to a European research laboratory and used in neurology experiments. When the monkeys were no longer required, ADI stepped in to save them from being killed.last_img read more

Pak must hand over Dawood Salahudeen to India to show sincerity in

first_imgNew Delhi: If Pakistan was sincere in tackling terror, then it should at least hand over to India Dawood Ibrahim, Sayeed Salahudeen and other terrorists who are Indian citizens and residing in that country, government sources said Saturday. They said Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against Jaish-e-Mohammed and other terror groups even after the dastardly Pulwama attack. If Pakistan really wants to send a message that it was serious about addressing India’s concerns over terrorism, then it should hand over Dawood, Salahudeen and other terrorists who are Indians, the sources said. Referring to actions by Pakistan such as holding ceratin terrorists in preventive custody, the sources said India considered them to be cosmetic. Cosmetic action will not cut any ice. India has been asking Pakistan to hand over Dawood, Salahudeen and several other terrorists who are wanted in India in connection with a series of terror attacks. The sources said India has shared various key details such as coordinates of terror groups operating from Pakistan soil to Islamabad which can be verified by a third country. After the Pulwama terror attack, India has mounted a diplomatic offensive to corner Pakistan internationally on the issue of terrorism. India has been pressing for concrete and verifiable action by Pakistan against terror groups operating from Pakistani soil. Tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbours escalated after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack and subsequent aerial strike by India on a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot on February 26. Pakistan retaliated the strike next day by unsuccessfully attempting to target Indian military installations. The JeM claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack.last_img read more

Lost ball halts play as umpire pockets it forgets

first_imgBengaluru: Umpiring howlers refuse to end in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, and on Wednesday night umpire Shamshuddin was in the spotlight. He forgot where he kept the ball at the end of the 13th over of the RCB innings as players headed for a strategic break during the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab face off. Resuming the game after the second strategic break, KXIP skipper R. Ashwin and Ankit Rajpoot could not find the ball even as AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis waited for the game to get underway. Ashwin walked up to Shamshuddin, but even he couldn’t track the ball. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPlay was halted as Bruce Oxenford joined the scene and the fourth umpire rushed onto the field with a new box of balls. But television replays showed that Shamshuddin had put the ball in his pocket before the players headed for the strategic break at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The confusion left AB de Villiers in splits and what followed was an onslaught from the former Proteas skipper as RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs. Speaking after the game, ABD said that he was only looking to stay calm and not get rattled by the situation. While his innings and the partnership with Stoinis was the game changer, de Villiers also praised the RCB bowlers for putting up a good show as it was relatively easy to bat in the second innings. “I tried to stay calm in the last few overs. It is not easy always, the game is happening at a rapid pace. We know our home ground very well, it hasn’t been a great hunting ground for us to start with but we are turning things around now. And we are doing things well. We are doing good as a team. I still think 160 was a par score but it gets easier in the second innings. Our bowlers executed their plans to perfection in the end,” he smiled. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMeanwhile, Ashwin said there were quite a few moments in the match which if they had grabbed, the result could have been different from how it panned out — a 17-run loss for KXIP. “There can be so many places where I thought we lost the game, but honestly in a T20 game it’s all about winning those pressure moments which we have not been able to win in the last few games. If we had actually held onto those crunch moments, we might have had a couple of more points or probably four points but that’s that, we weren’t able to close it out and we got some experience in the middle order, but couldn’t really close it out in the crucial moments today,” he explained. Ashwin pointed at how RCB have managed to now win 4 out of 5 games and said that one win can now suddenly change the course even for KXIP and they too can get on a roll here. “It’s all about getting one win together and we can get on a roll like RCB won three in a row now, so it’s all about getting one win and then we go back home and then we probably try to win a couple on the trot,” he said.last_img read more

Reality check Video game puts Buckeyes among nations best

Video games are intriguing to some and confusing to others, but when it comes to “NCAA Basketball 10” by EA Sports, one thing is for certain: The Buckeyes are in the game, and look good.In “NCAA Basketball 10,” the Ohio State men’s basketball team is given an overall grade of an A-, putting them near the top of all the teams in the game. Only an A grade is better, and it’s reserved for teams highly ranked in the preseason polls, including Kansas, Michigan State and Texas. Besides the Spartans, the only other Big Ten school that is given a higher grade is Purdue, also highly ranked in the preseason polls. Connor Dougan, head producer for the game, revealed that game grades are based on a scouting report given to EA by a company called Blue Ribbon, who they have a partnership with. Each year, Blue Ribbon writes an extensive review of each college basketball team in the nation by gathering information through sportswriters and scouts that cover college basketball. EA’s portrayal of the Buckeyes comes largely from this review. Evan Turner, arguably the Bucks best player in real life, is the top-rated Buckeye in the game. He is given an overall rating of 87 and also tops other rating categories such as field goal shooting (80), rebounding (91) and passing (97). Ratings range from 1 at the lowest to 100. The in-game starting five is the same starting five coach Thad Matta normally sends onto to the court, with the only difference being the position that they play. Dallas Lauderdale (79 overall) is at center, Turner and David Lighty (75) at forward, William Buford (78) and Jon Diebler (81) are at guard. After the cut-off point for in-game rosters, Matta asked Turner to handle the point guard duties, so Diebler is generally handling the ball most of the time in the game. Buford is OSU’s highest-rated 3-point shooter at 78 and free throw shooter at 85. Lauderdale is OSU’s highest rated shot blocker at 92 and defender at 89. Diebler, the Buckeyes’ most prolific 3-point marksman, is given a rating of 76 from behind the arc.There are 3 separate categories that each team receives a grade on and grades range from D (the lowest) to A (the highest). Categories are overall, offense and defense. Offensively, the digital hardwood Bucks are given an A- and primarily run a half-court set. On the other side of the ball, they received an A- as well.In comparison nationally, the Buckeyes are ranked No. 16 in the game, while Kansas, Michigan State and Texas take the top three spots in that order. Each squad is given all A’s across the board. Other meaningful non-conference games Ohio State has this season include West Virginia and Butler. Based solely on how teams are represented in “NCAA Basketball 10,” the Buckeyes should be victorious against Butler, which has a B+ in each category. On the other hand, the matchup with West Virginia could be a difficult task, considering the Mountaineers are given an A overall and the Buckeyes lost to North Carolina (also an A) in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.What about that team up north? They are given an A- overall, similar to Ohio State, but ranked No. 22, thus, giving Matta’s squad the upper hand. read more

Commentary Cleveland Cavaliers may benefit from lockout

There’s no arguing that the NBA lockout is a genuine disservice to the fans, and especially to the ordinary people who are out of work because of it. Good seldom comes from labor stoppages in any sport. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans may just be the rare beneficiaries. With every cancelled game comes one less guaranteed loss. Any impact the new Collective Bargaining Agreement potentially makes extends well beyond this year’s Cavaliers team. Dan Gilbert, like all the other wealthy owners who are trying to extort every last penny from the players, doesn’t have a dire need for money. Even though they are in a small market, the Wine and Gold did extremely well financially during the LeBron James era. Even without “the gutless one,” Forbes still ranked the Cavs as the 15th most valuable franchise in the NBA. The new CBA should ensure their financial stability as well. What remains to be seen are potentially the most exciting of possibilities: the likely changes to the salary cap system. A hard cap would restrict big market teams from spending gobs of money and create more parity, a word not generally associated with the NBA. Likewise, installing a harsher luxury tax would serve a similar purpose, even if team salaries above a certain threshold aren’t expressly prohibited. It would’ve been generous of the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association if they quit their posturing months ago, and had the same sort of urgency in their negotiating tactics throughout the entire process as they did in the last two weeks. Since we’ve reached the point where the NBA has already canceled games, it’s best for the Cavaliers if the owners continue their tough stance. Particularly when it comes to what they call “system issues,” making it easier for small-market teams to compete. Even in the old system, the small-market San Antonio Spurs have been among the NBA’s elite for years. They drafted well, made shrewd acquisitions otherwise, and, most importantly, kept Tim Duncan in town. Unfortunately, James wasn’t blessed with Duncan’s loyalty. If the owners get their way, the new CBA will make it easier for teams to keep their star players. It would come two years too late for the Cavs. Still, if they ever acquire a star player again, their chances of keeping him long-term will be higher. Their only hope is to build through the draft and then keep these players. No marquee free agent is looking to come to the place that “leads the nation in drifters.” Even when they had James, the “stud” free agent Gilbert recruited was Larry Hughes. That was his first step in sabotaging the team. The worst-case scenario would be the a cancellation of the entire 2011-12 NBA season. That’s almost the best-case scenario for the Cavs, who could be guaranteed another top-five pick. Generally, no fan of basketball wants to see an entire slate of games wiped out. In my world, though, I put the Cavaliers’ interests ahead of the rest of the NBA’s. The more missed games, the merrier read more

Domenico Tedesco signs new deal with Schalke 04

first_imgThe young German-Italian manager will stay with the Bundesliga club until June 30th, 2022Schalke 04 really trust their coach Domenico Tedesco.The 32-year-old manager has been with the team since 2017, and today, it was confirmed he signed for four years more, meaning he will stay in Gelsenkirchen until 2022.“First of all it is a huge sign of trust that the club has shown in me, something they’ve been doing ever since I came here,” he told Schalke 04’s official website.“It is never a certainty that a 32-year-old coach is given a chance in the Bundesliga. I have always said that I feel right at home at Schalke, everything just fits together.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Schalke 04 has many exciting projects that are a crucial part of the club such as the scouting network and the focus on the academy. Both are areas that I want to drive forward,” he said about his future plans with the club.“But obviously the development of the first-team is the priority and even though we already have a good squad, things can always be refined.”And Tedesco’s key for success?“I have previously tried to sum it up and I would say that flexibility is the most important factor for success,” he told the official website.“We want to be able to mix it up – passing the ball short, playing more direct, using the width of the pitch as well as being able to play through the middle so that we are not restricted to playing in just one way.”last_img read more

Police arrest alleged thief who targeted elderly

first_imgPolice arrested a Vancouver woman who allegedly stole from elderly people by convincing them to let her into their homes.Christina L. Higdon, 40, was arrested Tuesday after a Vancouver Police Department sergeant recognized her as a possible suspect. After she was taken into custody and interviewed, she was booked into the Clark County Jail on three counts of third-degree theft, possession of methamphetamine, two outstanding felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants. Over the past month and a half, Higdon would allegedly knocked on victims’ doors and asked to use the phone. When she left, the residents would find their purse or money missing. Most of the victims were in their 70s and 80s.Police are continuing to investigate the thefts.Hidgon’s criminal history in Clark County district and superior courts dates back to 1998. In 2011, she pleaded guilty to first-degree theft.last_img read more

Girdwood Hand Tram Hike Remains Closed Until Further Notice

first_imgIt’s unclear at this time how long the tram will remain closed. The Whittier Police Department is investigating and interviewing witnesses from the most recent incident. Within an 8-week span two major accidents occurred on the tram prompting it’s closure. On June 8, an Anchorage man died after falling from the tram, and then on August 3, a man was critically injured after falling from the tram. Instructions for safe tram operation are posted at kiosks on both sides of the tram. Anyone intending to use the hand tram after the investigation is complete should review and follow the posted safety information. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Hand Tram Hike is still closed as of Friday, Aug. 9; the city says it will stay closed until an investigation is finished and it’s determined if any safety improvements are needed and what they are.last_img read more

Hyundai Mobis and Yandex reveal 2020 Sonata selfdriving prototype

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe 2020 Sonata already has some… polarizing style, so slapping a bunch of AV kit on the roof barely changes it. Yandex The 2020 Hyundai Sonata isn’t even out yet, but already, one company has created a self-driving development prototype out of one. It’s nice to know people — or, in this case, it’s nice to know the parts and service arm of the greater Hyundai empire.Russian internet giant Yandex and Hyundai Mobis on Thursday debuted their jointly developed 2020 Hyundai Sonata self-driving development prototype. Based on a regular ol’ next-generation Sonata, the vehicle has been fitted with the hardware and software necessary to enable autonomy and continue development on the technology. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to create Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous vehicles, and this is the first step towards that end goal.According to Yandex’s Medium post, the company received its first 2020 Sonata at the end of May, just two months after inking the partnership with Hyundai Mobis. Engineers from both companies worked to adapt Yandex’s tech to the Sonata, and the result looks surprisingly sleek. The majority of the car’s hardware looks contained to the pod up top, which sports some recognizable lidar emitters. Cables run to the trunk, where there’s more hardware responsible for crunching all the data its sensors receive. So far, testing has been limited to Yandex’s testing grounds, but according to the company, it’s been operating completely autonomously in that closed environment, coming up against things like simulated weather and traffic. Yandex said its prototype will start operating on public roads in Moscow “shortly.”This is just the beginning for their partnership. Eventually, Yandex wants to have a fleet of 100 development vehicles, a feat it hopes to achieve by the end of 2019. Future prototypes won’t just be based on the Sonata, either. To prove its flexibility, Yandex wants to add its hardware and software to a multitude of Hyundai and Kia vehicles, although it declined to say which ones. 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better tech Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Sonata brings an extra dose of style to… More about 2020 Hyundai Sonata More From Roadshow News • 2020 Hyundai Sonata reveals striking new design ahead of New York Auto Show 1:42 Autonomous Vehicles Auto Tech Sedans Hyundai Share your voice 2019 Toyota Camry Review Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Tags Hyundai 0 Preview • 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan 29 Photos 2020 Hyundai Sonata brings arresting style to New Yorklast_img read more

Houston Rising Hopes To Help Recovery Efforts For Low Income Families

first_imgHouston Rising is a coalition of more than a dozen community based groups fighting for the city’s low income population. They hope that by joining forces they can be more successful in helping those less fortunate.On Saturday they held a public hearing at the Finnigan Park Community Center. Marvin Odum, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s recovery czar, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, along with other officials attended the hearing.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/18145621/Video-1.mp400:0000:0000:31Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The hearing’s topic was equity in recovery efforts. Brien Straw / Houston Public MediaJennifer Pena (right) isn’t confident. She cleans houses but lost 60 percent of her business because of Harvey.Jennifer Pena isn’t confident. She cleans houses but lost 60 percent of her business because of Harvey. She says FEMA denied her claim for reimbursement for furniture lost to the storm because they had no value prior to Harvey. She tries hard to overcome poverty but feels she’s getting no help.“When you’re poor you’re poor and you’ve just got to live with the circumstances and it shouldn’t be like that,” she says, unable to hold back tears.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/18150318/Video-2.mp400:0000:0006:38Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Retired Marine Ronald Eugene Magic agrees. He’s living off $735 a month he gets from the Marines. After three moves to find a dry place in Crosby to wait out the hurricane, he’s back in East Houston. “You cannot help somebody if you telling them, “Hey I’m gonna do this,” and you don’t,” Magic says.Brien Straw / Houston Public MediaMarvin Odum, the Mayor’s recovery czar, thinks this is the chance for those who feel overlooked.With low income housing already in short supply in Houston, available housing is much worse following Harvey. But Marvin Odum, the Mayor’s recovery czar, thinks this is the chance for those who feel overlooked, needed. Odum says, “In every respect this is an opportunity to do things better than they were before. Period.” Sharelast_img read more

The Life Of A Houston MMA Fighter

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /02:00 Pexelscenter_img Share Alex Chang got mugged in New York City. He talks about how that led him to become a mixed martial arts fighter. Xlast_img

RAMBLING ROSE Happy Happy Mommys Day

first_imgBy Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFROHello everyone! Happy Mother’s Day to you! To all the mommy’s out there or in the sound of my words, have yourself a wonderful weekend. I am going to help you out a little bit. This is such a special weekend. I want the mothers, grand-mothers, and the great-grand-mothers to go out and have a fantastic time. I would like for the children and grand-children remember this beautiful lady who brought you into the world; the forester-mothers and the grand-mothers who raised you. This is the weekend you want to say thank you by doing something real special for her. Many of you who appreciate such dedication would have done this every week or every month and not wait for a special day.Eric and Nestley Duppins, owners of the Champagne Ballroom, 2701 W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore will host their 11th annual Mother’s Day Show on May 12 from 4-8 p.m. Live entertainment featuring the Panama Band and a hot & cold dinner buffet. For more information, call 410- 644-3434.I am going to give you some suggestions, just in case you have not made any plans for this special occasion. Check this out! First check out the pictures on my page with the captures, that will get you started.Time to celebrate these cherished women in our lives by taking them to a “Mother’s Day fabulous feast at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. Along with dancing music for your feet, they are serving for your stomach; garden salad, fried chicken, baked chicken, roast beef w/gravy, baked salmon, mashed potatoes, Mac & cheese, sweet-potatoes, green beans, collard greens, desert, beverages and cash bar. Give Nikita a call at 410-358-1101 and reserve your seat.Baltimore/DC One Caribbean will host a Carnival Launch on May 11 9 p.m. at the Montego Bar & Grille, 1818 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. All band leaders and masqueraders are invited to showcase your 2019 contributions. For more information, call 443-691-2006Maryland Beverage Association Community Development Corporation with Dr. Louise Johnson is hosting Baltimore’s Best Beer, Wine and Liquor Expo on May 11 from 3-8 p.m. at the 5th Regiment Armory on Preston & Howard Streets in Baltimore, with free alcohol tasting, cash bar, vendors, food, jewelry and live entertainment by “Septimius the Great”. For more information, call 410-925-4056.You might want to take Mommy to a gospel event. Gospel entertainer, Hezekiah Walker is performing at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W. Virginia on May 10 at 9 p.m. For more information, go to: www.lovefellowship.com/Robert Shahid, radio personality at WEAA 88.9 FM and renowned musician and drummer is the Master of Ceremonies for Moon-Man’s Mother’s Day Show & Dance on May 11 at the Patapsco Arena 3301 Annapolis Road. The concert features the Stylistics Review, Philly Intruders, The Ebony’s, BADD, Ten Karat Gold and much more. Show time 6 p.m.La Fontaine Bleue Banquet Room is celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Day Dinner in their Lanham location with live jazz entertainment and a wide unbelievable menu on, May 12 from 12:30 -4:30 p.m., call 301-731-4333 or if you are closer to the La Fontaine Bleue in the Glen Burnie location, they are having a Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12th from 1-5 p.m. serving a delicious buffet and cash bar. Call 410-760-4115 to reserve your seat.Race to Preakness Baltimore Celebration takes place May 13-17 starting with “Happy Hours in Center Plaza, Pee Wee Preakness for youngsters, Downtown Lunchtime and Inner Harbor Party with a fireworks finale. The lineup looks like this; Happy Hour at Center Plaza on May 13- May 17th 5-8 p.m. at Center Plaza at 110 W. Fayette Street; May 13 is “Game Night”; May 14 is June Star Americana featuring Hospitality Industry Night; May 15 is Jah Works, Reggae featuring Lexington Market Crab Derby Race; May 16 is DJ Impulse featuring the Night Brunch, Baltimore’s Top Roving Brunch Event. For more information call 410-752-8632 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you. Ask for Tracy.Eric and Nestley Duppins, owners of the Champagne Ballroom, 2701 W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore will host their 11th annual Mother’s Day Show on May 12 from 4-8 p.m. Live entertainment featuring the Panama Band and a hot & cold dinner buffet. For more information, call 410- 644-3434.Well my friends, I got to go. I will spend my Mother’s Day icing my “Boo-Boo” knee from his knee replacement and enjoying every moment of it while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Enjoy your weekend and remember if no one else loves you “Rambling Rose” loves you. Also remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosepryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.last_img read more

Durr Fuehring Lead No 2 Louisville Past Georgia Tech 6144

first_img Walz Postgame Video Durr/Fuehring Postgame Video Photo Gallery LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Asia Durr scored 21 points as No. 2 University of Louisville women’s basketball rolled past Georgia Tech, 61-44, at the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals improved to 15-1 on the year and 3-1 in ACC play, while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 12-5 overall and 2-2 in conference play.Louisville opened the game by scoring the first 10 points and jumped out to an early 15-2 lead.Durr led the charge early with two three-pointers and finished the quarter with 10 points to help give the Cardinals a 24-14 advantage.Louisville outscored the Yellow Jackets by seven points the rest of the way and cruised to a 61-44 win.Durr had 21 points on 8-16 shooting, including 3-8 from 3-point range. She added five rebounds and four assists.Sam Fuehring finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds for her second double-double of the season and the sixth of her career, while Arica Carter added 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.The Cardinals’ defense controlled the game, holding the Yellow Jackets to a season-low 26.2 percent shooting, while forcing 21 Georgia Tech turnovers. Louisville scored 23 points off turnovers, 12 of which came in the first quarter.Next up, the Cardinals host Virginia on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Story Links Box Score (PDF) last_img read more

Researchers use DNA sequencing to learn why some corals are more heat

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Phys.org)—Researchers working out of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University have found that the ability of some corals to withstand higher water temperatures appears to be gene based. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group outline how they compared two types of corals commonly found in a reef in American Samoa, and found that those that are more heat resistant tend to express more gene types during normal temperature conditions. © 2013 Phys.org More information: Genomic basis for coral resilience to climate change, PNAS, Published online before print January 7, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210224110AbstractRecent advances in DNA-sequencing technologies now allow for in-depth characterization of the genomic stress responses of many organisms beyond model taxa. They are especially appropriate for organisms such as reef-building corals, for which dramatic declines in abundance are expected to worsen as anthropogenic climate change intensifies. Different corals differ substantially in physiological resilience to environmental stress, but the molecular mechanisms behind enhanced coral resilience remain unclear. Here, we compare transcriptome-wide gene expression (via RNA-Seq using Illumina sequencing) among conspecific thermally sensitive and thermally resilient corals to identify the molecular pathways contributing to coral resilience. Under simulated bleaching stress, sensitive and resilient corals change expression of hundreds of genes, but the resilient corals had higher expression under control conditions across 60 of these genes. These “frontloaded” transcripts were less up-regulated in resilient corals during heat stress and included thermal tolerance genes such as heat shock proteins and antioxidant enzymes, as well as a broad array of genes involved in apoptosis regulation, tumor suppression, innate immune response, and cell adhesion. We propose that constitutive frontloading enables an individual to maintain physiological resilience during frequently encountered environmental stress, an idea that has strong parallels in model systems such as yeast. Our study provides broad insight into the fundamental cellular processes responsible for enhanced stress tolerances that may enable some organisms to better persist into the future in an era of global climate change.Press release Stanford marine biologists search for the world’s strongest coral Citation: Researchers use DNA sequencing to learn why some corals are more heat tolerant (2013, January 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-dna-sequencing-corals-tolerant.htmlcenter_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists the world over agree that global atmospheric temperatures are rising and along with them are rising ocean temperatures. Because of this, those who study the seas and the organisms that live in them have been scrambling to try to find tools to help discern which will be impacted by rising temperatures and which won’t. Doing so might help direct conservation efforts.In this new research, the researchers looked to reefs off Ofu Island in American Samoa for help. Because of unique physical characteristics, pools of water exist at different temperatures and some experience extreme temperature variations on a daily basis. In studying the corals that live there, the team discovered that some of the corals did poorly as temperatures rose, while others seemed to thrive – this despite being very closely related. Suspecting that an answer might lie in their gene pool, the researchers collected some samples and took them back to their lab.The samples were put in water tanks and subjected to variable water temperature fluctuations. Each was also tested for gene expression via RNA testing using a technique known as Illumina sequencing. In studying the results of their analysis, the researchers found that all of the corals expressed hundreds of genes when exposed to higher than normal temperatures. But they also found that those that were more heat resistant also expressed approximately 60 of those same genes during normal temperature exposure as well – the team refers to this as “front-loading.” They suggest that the corals give themselves the upper hand in dealing with environmental changes by expressing more genes during normal times that might help in dealing with whatever changes may come about.The team suggests their findings may help with future conservation efforts as ocean temperatures continue to rise. By focusing resources on those most likely to survive, the hope is that more sea creatures can be saved in the long run. Pillar coral, Dendrogyra cylindricus. Image: NOAAlast_img read more

Astronomers discover a hot Jupiter orbiting a rapidly rotating star

first_img Citation: Astronomers discover a ‘hot Jupiter’ orbiting a rapidly rotating star (2017, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-12-astronomers-hot-jupiter-orbiting-rapidly.html KELT-21b was discovered by a group of researchers led by Marshall C. Johnson of the Ohio State University. The astronomers used the KELT-North telescope at Winer Observatory in Arizona to observe the star KELT-21 (also known as HD 332124) as part of the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) project. This survey detects transiting exoplanets around bright stars.Johnson’s team identified a transit signal in the light curve of KELT-21. The planetary nature of this signal was later confirmed by a follow-up observational campaign that employed the KELT Follow-Up Network (KFUN) consisting of various ground-based observatories worldwide.”Here we present the discovery of a new transiting hot Jupiter, KELT-21b, confirmed using Doppler tomography,” the paper reads.The study reveals that KELT-21b has a radius of about 1.59 Jupiter radii, but its exact mass remains uncertain. The researchers only determined its upper mass limit to be approximately 3.91 Jupiter masses. KELT-21b orbits its star every 3.61 days at a distance of about 0.05 AU from the host. The planet has an equilibrium temperature of 2,051° K. The parameters of KELT-21b show that it is an another example of a “hot Jupiter” exoplanet. The so-called “hot Jupiters” are gas giant planets, similar in characteristics to the solar system’s biggest planet, with orbital periods of less than 10 days. They have high surface temperatures, as they orbit their host stars very closely. When it comes to the host, it is a metal-poor star of spectral type A8V, with a radius of about 1.63 solar radii and nearly 46 percent more massive than the sun. The star is about 1.6 billion years old and has an effective temperature of approximately 7,600° K.Notably, KELT-21 has a relatively very high projected rotation velocity of 146 km/s. This makes it the most rapidly rotating star known to host a transiting giant planet. KELT-21 also turns out to be one of only several known A stars to be orbited by a transiting planet.Besides discovering and characterizing KELT-21b, Johnson’s team also found two stars of about 0.12 Jupiter masses each that could be associated with KELT-21. However, they cannot confirm this finding with available data, therefore further observations are required to validate this assumption.”Our high-resolution imaging observations revealed the presence of a close pair of faint stars at a separation of 1”.2 from the planet host star. Although we cannot confirm using our current data whether they are physically associated with the KELT-21 system, we have argued statistically that they are unlikely to be background sources,” the researchers wrote in the paper.If this hypothesis is confirmed, it would mean that KELT-21b is one of only a handful of known transiting exoplanets in hierarchical triple stellar systems. More information: KELT-21b: A Hot Jupiter Transiting the Rapidly-Rotating Metal-Poor Late-A Primary of a Likely Hierarchical Triple System, arXiv:1712.03241 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1712.03241 © 2017 Phys.org All follow-up transits of KELT-21b combined into one light curve (grey) and a 5 minute binned light curve (black). The red line is the combined and binned models for each transit. Credit: Johnson et al., 2017. New ‘hot Jupiter’ with short orbital period discovered Explore further An international team of astronomers has found a “hot Jupiter” exoplanet circling a rapidly rotating, metal-poor star. The newly discovered alien world, designated KELT-21b, is larger than Jupiter and orbits its host in less than four days. The finding is presented in a paper published December 8 on arXiv.org. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Catch a falling Angel

first_imgBonjour India is set to conclude on a high note with the cherubic angels descending upon the earth on 31 March at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The festival in Indo French collaboration had been an exceptional experience across various disciplines in arts, science and academia.The acrobatic artists who performed The Flying Angels show at the London Olympics 2012, will be enthralling the city on the occasion of this grand finale.The enchanting aerial, acrobatics street circus where angels take over the cityscape making the sky best place on earth will be an wondrous experience for the children and would rejuvenate the childhood in adults. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dressed in white, the angels engage the audience below with special charm, showering feathers.The show, performed by Les Studios de crique is directed by Pierrot Bidon and Stephane Girard.An ancient legend goes that every 500 years angels descend upon the earth to indulge in our worldly pleasures. The French troupe ‘Les studios de cirque’ brings this legend to life. A steel dome is erected, like an arched staircase from heaven and the acrobat-angels are suspended from the dome, flying across it, moving around it and enthralling the people gathered beneath. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAs acrobats leap from one trapeze to another across the steel arches and some others land elegantly on the dome above, all of them dressed in white as angels, they engage the audience below with the special charm only circus artists have. This show will be a wondrous experience not only for children but it will also speak to the child in adults. Come and celebrate with us and enjoy aerial acrobatics that has never been seen before in DelhiDETAILPlace: Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumDate: 31 MarchTime: 7:15 pmlast_img read more

Tourism then and now

first_imgThe program started with Ganesh Vandana and was followed by lighting of the inaugural lamp by Ramesh Tiwari, MD and CEO, DTTDC along with Ravi Dadhich, GM, DTTDC. In the year 1975, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) was brought into being and now it has turned 39. All these years have been full of activities, events and ambitious projects to transform Delhi into a spectacular tourist friendly destination.Delhi Tourism has always been striving to make Delhi a city of never-ending delights, and all efforts have paid in terms of endowing it a unique identity at local as well as international platforms. Winning various accolades as a favourite destination for travelers, Delhi is a vibrant place for an animated and comfortable travel experience. In a bid to celebrate the 39 memorable years of sublime achievement, various cultural programs were organised to entertain the employees of the organisation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’These presentations included special bhangra performance, mind boggling magic show, Tanura dance, patriotic songs along with other captivating events. Tanura, an Egyptians folk dance, not only dazzled the audience but the bright outfits of the performers was a major attraction. A special time slot was also kept for the employees of DTTDC to showcase their skills and nearly 6 of them presented melodious compositions along with lively dance acts. Chakradhari, a special wheel balancing act was also performed which held everyone’s attention. Kids of Boogie Woogie fame took part in the occasion and showcased their unique dance acts.Since its inception, Delhi Tourism has been instrumental in promoting tourism in and around Delhi through various activities and projects.last_img read more