10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in England

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina admits he’s enjoying his football in England.Having also played in France and Italy, Lemina says the Premier League is where he wants to stay.He said, “I definitely prefer playing in an English club. Which? I would rather play in an English club (smile), it’s true that the English championship really pleases me, I really bloom in England, my family is also flourishing so it’s really important for me. “After a big club abroad too, why not, I’m ready for all the challenges in any case, and my wish is really to find the Champions League, to play in it again and to really show that I have changed and I’m not the same player as before.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days agoBorussia Dortmund fullback Hakimi hits back at Zidane critics

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Borussia Dortmund fullback Hakimi hits back at Zidane criticsby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund fullback Ashraf Hakimi has hit back at the critics of Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Hakimi is in the second of a two season loan from Real.He told AS: “Sometimes I find the criticism addressed to Zidane and the players unfair, they brought many things to the club with the Champions Leagues and other trophies too. “And above all, they improved the club, I do not think they deserve this treatment, they are club legends, they deserve a little respect. I think Zidane is ideal for Real Madrid, there is no coach who has won three Champions Leagues in a row for the same club. He is the ideal person and he has already proved it.” last_img read more

Uggie Named As Spokesdog For Pets Of Valor Award

first_imgThe Humane Society of the United States has chosen Uggie, the world famous, scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier from last year’s Academy Award-winning film “The Artist,” to be the spokesdog for its Pets of Valor Award.Uggie Pets of Valor AwardCredit/Copyright: Omar Von Muller via HSUSThe award celebrates the human-animal bond by honoring rescued or adopted dogs and cats who have exhibited an extraordinary sense of courage or resolve by heroically helping a person in need. Acclaimed for his portrayal of a loyal dog who courageously rescues his owner from a fire in “The Artist,” Uggie is uniquely qualified for his spokesdog duties and he will help announce the winner on June 2.“Uggie’s honored to have been chosen by The Humane Society of the United States to be spokesdog for The Pets of Valor Award, although he did hesitate at first when he heard that cats were to be included, but now he likes the idea of having an excuse to bark for them, instead of at them,” says Omar Von Muller, Uggie’s owner and trainer.Uggie has a best-selling autobiography (“Uggie – My Story”) to his credit, as well as the distinction of being the first dog to have his pawprints memorialized outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. But now the mega star pooch, who was adopted by Von Muller after his first family rejected him for being “too wild,” is using his fame to shine the light on his unsung fellow companion animal heroes and to encourage pet adoption.“It’s always gratifying when a star of Uggie’s magnitude takes time out of his busy schedule to give back. As spokesdog for The Humane Society of the United States’ Pets of Valor Award, Uggie proves he’s a hero both on and off screen by advocating for the adoption of his fellow companion animals,” says Beverly Kaskey, senior director of HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach.Uggie is calling on all humans to nominate dogs and cats who have committed heroic acts between Jan. 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013 to submit details of their actions to humanesociety.org/petsofvalor. Drawing on Uggie’s insider knowledge, HSUS’ companion animal experts will select five finalists, based on the significance and impact of the dog or cat’s valor, and the winner will be chosen by a public online vote that runs May 24-31, 2013.last_img read more

Ashley Greene Takes Dating Abuse Study To Congress

first_imgmark. Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene recently joined advocates on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for a congressional briefing to announce data from the “NO MORE Study: Teens and Young Adults,” funded by m.powerment by mark., managed by the Avon Foundation for Women.Ashley Greene speaks on Capitol Hill with mark. President Meg Lerner on NO MORE Day on March 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C.The results of the study – which explored attitudes toward, and experience with dating abuse, partner violence, and sexual assault among teens and young adults – clearly underscore the need to educate young people so they recognize the signs of abuse and how to safely intervene to help end it.The study showed that dating violence and sexual assault are a disturbing reality in the lives of young people. One in 6 young women self-reported having been a victim of sexual assault, more than a third reported knowing a victim of sexual assault and over half know a victim of dating abuse. In contrast, only 36% of young men reported knowing a victim of dating violence and 25% reported knowing a sexual assault victim, because they talk much less about the issue. However, the study found that both young women and men are willing to intervene to stop abuse, but they don’t feel confident to recognize abusive situations and are unsure how to intervene.mark. President Meg Lerner, UVA Student Amelia Nemitz, mark Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene, UVA Student Nusayba Hammad and Avon Foundation for Women President Carol Kurzig“As a young woman, I am proud to help launch the NO MORE campaign and announce the new m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program,” said Ashley Greene. “While the results of the NO MORE study are sobering, the silver lining is that the respondents reported they were willing to get involved to stop the abuse. We have the power to end the cycle and this is a monumental step towards that.”mark. Global President Meg Lerner, who introduced Ashley Greene at the congressional briefing, said: “NO MORE is such an impressive coalition of this country’s domestic violence awareness, advocacy and direct service organizations who have united with their government partners and the private sector in a common commitment to say NO MORE. The Avon Foundation for Women and m.powerment by mark. are proud to be a part of this important movement to break the silence and end domestic violence and sexual assault.”Ashley Greene also announced that m.powerment by mark. will award 25 new grants totaling $125,000 to expand the m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program. These m.powerment campus programs will help students recognize the warning signs and encourage them to actively step-in as bystanders to prevent and stop violence before it starts. The new campus grants will reach tens of thousands more students, administrators, faculty, sports teams, fraternities and sororities in 18 states, which will advance m.powerment by mark.’s goal of reducing partner abuse and violence.NO MORE Study Findings 
Some of the most significant findings of the NO MORE study, which surveyed teens (ages 15-17) and young adults (ages 18-22) and was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications include:Dating violence and sexual assault are a disturbing reality in the lives of young people between the ages 15 to 22 today: • 1 in 6 young women self-report having been a victim of sexual assault. More than a third of them know a victim of sexual assault, and over half know a victim of dating abuse. • Young men are less aware of the issue impacting those they know: 36 percent of young men report knowing a victim of dating abuse and a quarter know a victim of sexual assault.Young people – men and women alike—are willing to intervene to stop abuse:• They are equally willing— in large numbers—to step in if they see a stranger being abused — 62 percent of young people would intervene. • Of those who have known a victim, more than half—54 percent- report they intervened. 60 percent of those who didn’t intervene said they would, if they could go back. • They also see a role for themselves and their communities in addressing abuse—only 19 percent report they would not intervene because it is a “private” matter.Young people don’t feel confident to recognize abusive situations, and are unsure how to intervene:• 53 percent think intervening would be hard • 40 percent say they would not know what to do • Many fewer young men than women talk about partner abuse with family or friends, or recognize it in those they know. • 1 in 3 are afraid they will be physically hurt if they intervene.It’s important to educate young people to anticipate their actions and the possible consequences of their actions:• Young women are 3 times as likely as young men to report having hit a significant other. • 76 percent of those who have hit did not think they would be capable of that behavior. 86 percent of those who haven’t hit think they are incapable of it. • When asked why they hit a partner, 59 percent report it was because they were hit first.We must better educate younger girls because their risk for abusive experiences escalates dramatically between the ages of 15 and 22: • While 40 percent of young women 15 to 17 know someone who’s been a victim of dating abuse, by 18 to 22 almost 60 percent know a victim. • Unfortunately, while 6 percent of 15-17 year old girls have themselves been a victim of sexual assault, among 18-22 year olds 22 percent have been sexually assaulted.last_img 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

Puel Leicester must keep up good form

first_imgLeicester City boss Claude Puel admits that changes to the line-up may happen ahead of their Carabao Cup Third Round tie against Wolves, but warned the squad that the quality must remain the sameThe Foxes secured their third win of the Premier League season after beating Huddersfield Town 3-1 on Saturday to move up to ninth place in the standings.Ahead of tonight’s tie with Wolves, changes are expected from both sides.Although Puel expects his side to have the quality to win, regardless of who he selects.“We will see,” said the Frenchman on the club website.“Of course, we have a good opportunity to maintain a good level in the team on the pitch, but with different players.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We have a good squad and it’s important to continue in this competition and also important to give some game time to some players, young and experienced.“It’s an opportunity for us because we have a fantastic squad and we want to give them game time. I will pick a team with the ability and the quality to win the match.“If we’re going to be successful in this competition, it will be because of the quality in the squad, because 11 players cannot continue to play every three or four days every week.“We have players in the squad with quality and experience, young players as well, and I am confident in their quality.“I am sure we will put in a good performance and I hope for a good performance.”last_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

Using physics to make better GDP estimates

center_img Currently, economists use a variety of models to produce GDP estimates, which are often used by law and policy makers to inform decisions about future events. Such models typically require a host of variable inputs and are quite complex. In sharp contrast, the estimates made by the Italian team used just two variables: current GDP and another they describe as “economic fitness.”The researchers calculated a number for a given country’s economic fitness using physics principles applied to export products. Such factors as diversification and the complexity of the products were taken into account, offering a means of gauging the relative strength of a given economy. The idea was to rate a country’s economic strength—the wider the range of products being exported and the more complex they were, the more likely GDP was likely to grow—and used that to forecast future prosperity.The team reports that they have been running their models for approximately six years—long enough for them to see how well their estimates matched actual GDP numbers over time. They report that their estimates were on average 25 percent more accurate than were those made by the International Monetary Fund. They report also that their models accurately predicted the booming Chinese economy in 2015 when more traditional models suggested the country was headed for a slowdown.The researchers explain that the field of economic complexity involves studying the behavior of economies over time and the factors that cause them to change. Doing so includes using tools such as those that have been developed to measure turbulence in fluids and traffic jams. The philosophy of such research, they explain, revolves around the idea that complex systems with a large number of elements that interact in non-linear ways tend to have emergent properties. Learning to understand such properties, they further note, can offer insights into relationships such as the one between exports and GDP trends. A team of Italian physicists has used economic complexity theory to produce five-year gross domestic product (GDP) estimates for several countries around the world. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, Andrea Tacchella, D. Mazzilli and Luciano Pietronero describe how they applied the theory to economic forecasting and how well it has worked thus far. © 2018 Phys.org Explore furtherlast_img read more