World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal turns guest for Chahal TV after demolishing South Africa

first_imgIndia spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who bowled an impeccable spell during India’s opening match in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on Wednesday, revealed that the wicket of South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was his favourite.Chahal took four wickets and was having a candid conversation with Kuldeep Yadav post the match where the latter asked him about his favourite wicket.”Faf’s wicket was the best as he was playing with small forward-steps and I was drifting the ball really well. The previous two balls, I had bowled him leg spin. So on that ball, I chose to bowl on an angle so the ball drifts and hit the off stump. He couldn’t pick it, he thought it was a leg spin, and that’s why the ball hit the inside of his bat and hit the stumps,” Chahal said in a video posted by Bcci.tv.What happened when @imkuldeep18 turned presenter on Chahal TVThe duo speak about #TeamIndia’s dominant performance in their #CWC19 opener against South Africa – by @RajalArora @yuzi_chahalFull Video https://t.co/GzHq6OmXt8 pic.twitter.com/KnOsVgQTncBCCI (@BCCI) June 6, 2019Rohit Sharma also displayed a brilliant performance with the bat as he hammered a century to help his side chase down a modest target of 228. Sharma played an unbeaten knock of 122 runs off 144 balls and Chahal eulogised Sharma for his match-winning knock.”The way Rohit Sharma played his inning, especially on this wicket; he showed the temperament that how a batsman should bat. In the beginning, it was not easy but he finished the match which is a plus point,” he said.advertisementIndia will now face Australia on June 9.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Kevin Pietersen’s advice to tackle Jasprit BumrahAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni sports Balidaan Badge, insignia of Indian Para Special ForcesAlso Seelast_img read more

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What the hell has happened to Bonucci?

first_imgTransfers Best defender in the world? What the hell has happened to Leonardo Bonucci? Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 2 years ago 15:00 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(29) Leonardo Bonucci AC Milan Getty Images Transfers Milan Internazionale v Milan Juventus Internazionale Serie A Opinion The Italy international was earlier this week confirmed as a contender for this year’s Ballon d’Or, but his form since joining AC Milan has nosedived It had started out as a joke.Every time AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli sounded Alessandro Lucci out about one of his players during the summer, the agent would casually drop in the name of his most valuable client, Leonardo Bonucci.Milan 33/1 to win Serie A Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Mirabelli thought nothing of it until it became clear on July 12 that not only was the defender actually ready to leave Juventus, the Italian champions were actually prepared to sell the centre-piece of their brilliant backline.”Bonucci’s transfer wasn’t planned but it was an opportunity we had to grab as it went past,” Mirabelli told Rai Sport.”Over the first few days, I didn’t even tell [CEO Marco] Fassone; I thought Lucci was joking. Then, I saw the lad really did want to come to Milan and we worked out the negotiations very quickly.”Indeed, the deal was done inside 48 hours, with the Rossoneri agreeing to pay Juve €42 million for the services of a man also coveted by Chelsea and Manchester City.Vincenzo Montella Leonardo Bonucci AC MilanEven Milan’s players were stunned by Bonucci’s sudden arrival from Turin and had no issue with the new signing being immediately installed as club captain.”I didn’t actually believe he’d come!” Giacomo Bonaventura enthused. “Leo is a winner, a pillar of the national team and his arrival is a fantastic thing.”From what I know of him, his character will be very useful in the dressing room, which is coming off the back of some troubled years. He’s destined to become a real point of reference.”The reverence of his new team-mates was understandable.Since joining Juventus in 2010, Bonucci had developed into the finest defender in football, one of Pep Guardiola’s “favourite ever players”, a man who played a pivotal role in the Bianconeri’s unprecedented run of six consecutive Scudetti and re-emergence as a major European force.He was not just a central defender, he was central to how Juve played because of his wonderful passing skills. Bonucci was, thus, viewed as the major coup of Milan’s summer spending spree, the one signing sure to succeed, a natural-born leader capable of turning losers into winners.Now, though, some feel that the joke is on Milan.Leonardo Bonucci AC Milan PSBonucci was confirmed on Monday as one of the 30 nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or, but that news only served as an awkward reminder of just how dramatic a dip in form the Italy international has suffered since his switch to San Siro.The best defender in the world suddenly looks like one of the worst in Serie A, prompting former Napoli and Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino to claim: “I think Milan already regret buying Bonucci.”I think that if Massimiliano Mirabelli and Marco Fassone could go back in time, they’d spend that money on a top striker instead.”That is most certainly not the case, though.Admittedly, the unplanned nature of Bonucci’s arrival left Vincenzo Montella with an unexpected dilemma: should he change his formation to suit his most significant summer signing? The Rossoneri had last season played with a flat back-four, but Bonucci’s preferred position was in the centre of a three-man defence.Montella decided to change, meaning not only were Milan starting the season with 10 new players, they would also be doing so with a new formation. Therefore, the coach and his team were always going to require time to adapt. The surprise, though, is that Bonucci has looked so unsure of himself, even in his beloved back three.There have been uncharacteristic lapses in concentration, inexplicable unforced errors and even his famed distribution has repeatedly betrayed him. He was meant to raise Milan’s game; instead, he has dragged them down.Leonardo Bonucci Montella AC Milan PS“He certainly knows he has to improve his performances, but he has been the first to admit it,” Montella said before the international break. “But he is not a problem and he never will be. He is a resource for Milan and will be for many years to come.”People seem to think everything is Bonucci’s fault, but I know how to get the best out of him and his playing style.”It’s time now for Montella to back up that claim, with Bonucci having returned to Milanello this week after two dismal displays for Italy, against Macedonia and Albania.The Rossoneri sit seventh after seven rounds of Serie A action, having lost three games already, including their last two, away to Sampdoria and at home to Roma. A third consecutive defeat would be catastrophic for Montella’s hopes of holding on to his job, as Milan’s next opponents are city rivals Inter.As a result, the coach desperately needs the real Bonucci to stand up at San Siro on Sunday evening. The defender’s poor form has gone well beyond a joke at this stage.last_img read more

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Jamaica Open to Mutual Exchange with Botswana

first_img Ms. Falconer said there are many aspects of Jamaica’s government communication policy, which is world class Story Highlights Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, says Jamaica is open to mutual exchange with the people of Botswana, particularly in the area of government information and communication.Ms. Falconer was speaking with members of the Botswana delegation on Wednesday, September 18, during a meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister.The delegation arrived in the island on Tuesday, September 17, to embark on a five-day communication benchmarking visit with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).The members include: Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State President, Botswana, Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo; Director, Information Services Department, Russ Molosiwa; Managing Editor, Botswana Daily News, Charmaine Revaka, and Chief Information Officer, Daphne Motsakae.Ms. Falconer welcomed the group, noting that there was much to be learned from Jamaica’s experience.“We are very happy that you feel that Jamaica, and what we do here, is something that you can look at and emulate,” she stated. “We are very happy to share with you and we hope that, some time in the future, we might have a chance to come and look at what you are doing in Botswana and to learn from you too, because we can all learn from each other,” she added.Ms. Falconer informed that there are many aspects of Jamaica’s government communication policy, which is world class and can stand up to international scrutiny.She cited the Access to Information (ATI) Act, which was passed in 2002, noting that it encourages openness, and is in keeping with the government’s policy on transparency.Ms. Falconer said the weekly Jamaica House press briefings are also to be lauded, as they continue to provide the media and the country with updates on Cabinet decisions.The Minister further informed that the Government is currently working on its communication policy to further guide the way it interacts with the public.“The (document) will also regulate how the Ministries communicate, the role of the Minister, the role of the communications staff within the Ministries and how the Ministries are branded. It will also look at how it is that we communicate with the different segments of society, whether they are educated or not educated,” she stated.Meanwhile, Mr. Kaboeamodimo said his delegation hopes to learn more about the structure and processes of the JIS and how it carries out its work.“We recognise Jamaica’s long experience in this field of government information. We are similar in many respects. We have a population of just about two million people in Botswana and we hear that Jamaica has a population somewhere in that region too,” he stated.Mr. Kaboeamodimo said the JIS plays a similar role as that of the Department of Information Services in Botswana, which has a mandate to disseminate information on government programmes, policies and services.“From what we have read, we think you are very much advanced and we thought we would come and benchmark with you to see how the JIS relates to the rest of the media industry. We would also like to observe what set of laws and policies regulate or guide how you do your work,” he remarked. Information Minister says Jamaica is open to mutual exchange with the people of Botswana The Government is currently working on its communication policy to further guide the way it interacts with the publiclast_img read more

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North-South Highway Opens Opportunities for Port Royal – Finance Minister

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says building of the North-South Highway has opened up business opportunities for Port Royal, and investors should seize the moment. The Minister said a private-sector entity is now engaged in refurbishing the old Urban Development Corporation (UDC) building in downtown Kingston, with plans to create restaurants and other night-life features that will impact Port Royal and visitors coming from the “rich tourism area of Ocho Rios”.center_img Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says building of the North-South Highway has opened up business opportunities for Port Royal, and investors should seize the moment.Mr. Shaw, who was delivering the keynote address at the commissioning of a Jetty at the Port Royal Sufferance Wharf, run by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), on August 30, said “exciting times are ahead” for the area.The Minister said a private-sector entity is now engaged in refurbishing the old Urban Development Corporation (UDC) building in downtown Kingston, with plans to create restaurants and other night-life features that will impact Port Royal and visitors coming from the “rich tourism area of Ocho Rios”.Mr. Shaw told the audience that with consumer and business confidence at a peak, the time could not be better for the business community to make the best of the opportunities presented to them.Meanwhile, the Minister urged Customs Officers not to make decisions that compromise the country’s security, as much of the illegal ammunition coming into Jamaica enters through the formal port system, and while the Government has made massive investment in technology to safeguard the ports, they have a role to make it work.“The country is depending on you to discharge your duties with integrity and to secure the nation,” he said, adding that “when you make decisions, you are making decisions not only about protecting the revenue of the country but the lives of our citizens”.Chief Executive Officer of the JCA and Commissioner of Customs, Velma Ricketts Walker, and Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, Phillip Paulwell, welcomed the new facility, which has been constructed to enhance the surveillance capabilities at the wharf.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Highway 101 Update

first_img -30- Local Area Office: 902-757-2929 Fax: 902-798-2927 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 The Highway 101 off-ramp, westbound at exit 4, is expected toreopen by 5:30 p.m. today, March 1. The highway was closedearlier today due to a collision.last_img

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Date limite reportée pour les candidatures aux Prix pour le changement positif

first_img Les récipiendaires de l’année dernière incluent un élève de 6e année qui a rempli un contenant de 13 mètres de fournitures scolaires à l’intention des élèves d’un pays d’Afrique, un élève de 8e année qui a lutté courageusement et symboliquement contre l’intimidation, et un élève de 12e année qui a élaboré un plan pour jumeler les élèves bénévoles à des organismes de bienfaisance qui avaient besoin d’aide. Les prix seront présentés par le premier ministre Darrell Dexter et la ministre de l’Éducation Marilyn More lors d’une cérémonie qui aura lieu en juin. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur les prix, y compris les lignes directrices, les critères et les formulaires de mise en candidature, consultez le site Web www.powerofpositivechange.ca promouvoir un environnement scolaire sûr et positif; favoriser la cohésion sociale; faire avancer la diversité culturelle; promouvoir la paix. La date limite pour les candidatures aux deuxièmes Prix du premier ministre pour le changement positif a été reportée au mercredi 14 avril. Le programme récompense les élèves qui font une différence positive dans leur école et leur communauté. « Les jeunes Néo-Écossais montrent qu’ils peuvent faire une différence dans leurs écoles, dans leurs communautés et partout au monde, a dit le premier ministre Darrell Dexter. Si vous connaissez un élève qui travaille fort et qui fait un effort supplémentaire pour améliorer la vie des autres, je vous encourage à présenter sa candidature aux prix. De tels efforts devraient être récompensés. » Jusqu’à 10 élèves recevront une bourse de 2 000 $ pour les études postsecondaires, la formation en apprentissage ou autre possibilité de formation. Les élèves peuvent être mis en candidature pour avoir fait preuve de leadership en vue de :last_img read more

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World Trade and Convention Centre Chef Christophe Luzeux Receives Top Honour

first_imgThe World Trade and Convention Centre’s (WTCC) executive chef, Christophe Luzeux, has been inducted into the Canadian Culinary Federation’s Honour Society. The announcement was made at the induction dinner in Halifax Tuesday, June 5. “WTCC has been able to deliver world-class culinary experiences for our guests thanks to Chef Luzeux and his tremendous talent. He is very well-deserving of this recognition,” said Scott Ferguson, president and CEO of Trade Centre Limited. “It’s a privilege to have such an accomplished chef lead our culinary team.” The federation recognizes leadership, professional excellence, lifetime commitment and significant contributions to the culinary profession. Mr. Luzeux has been an active member of the federation for many years, participating in several national and international competitions. In addition to his role as Atlantic Region vice president for two years, he was also president of the Nova Scotia Association of Chefs and Cooks and served on the Culinary Canada Team for five years. “I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to participate in many federation activities over the years and work alongside some of the most talented culinary professionals in the industry,” said Mr. Luzeux. “I’m very grateful for this honour.” He graduated from the lycée Michel Servet in Lille, France and joined the WTCC team in 1989, taking on the position of executive chef in 1993. In addition to this most recent honour, he has received a number of awards and is a culinary Olympic gold medalist. Trade Centre Limited is a provincial Crown corporation that operates the World Trade and Convention Centre, Exhibition Park, Ticket Atlantic, Halifax Metro Centre, Major Events and World Trade Centre Atlantic Canada.last_img read more

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Encana vows to grow production after Q1 output and income miss expectations

first_imgCALGARY – The chief executive of Encana Corp. says the company will ramp up output from its U.S. and Canadian oil and gas fields this year after it reported first-quarter operating earnings and production that missed analyst expectations.“We are well-positioned to execute another year of strong growth for Encana as we prepare to cross the 400,000 boe (barrels of oil equivalent) per day milestone later this year,” said Doug Suttles on a conference call.Encana reported first-quarter production of 324,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day, with 145,200 barrels per day of more valuable oil and natural gas liquids and the rest dry natural gas.That’s up from 317,900 boepd in the same period last year, but short of analyst consensus expectations of 338,000 boepd, according to a report from analyst Kristopher Zack of Desjardins Capital Markets, who had forecast for 331,500 boepd.He said the miss is partly due to timing of drilling wells and producing from them.“In the second half of last year, and particularly in the Duvernay and the Eagle Ford, we ramped down activity and we restarted and ramped up that activity here in the first quarter,” said Suttles.“We’ll actually see production build in the second half of the year in those two assets.”Encana is focused on four areas, the Permian and Eagle Ford regions in Texas and the Montney and Duvernay regions on the Alberta-B.C. border. It said most of its growth this year will come from its more highly developed Permian and Montney assets while output from the other two will remain flat.Encana said it expects fourth-quarter production this year to be between 400,000 and 425,000 boepd. It left its 2018 spending plan unchanged at between US$1.8 billion and US$1.9 billion.The Calgary-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, had operating income of US$156 million in the three months ended March 31, missing analyst expectations of US$168 million according to Thomson Reuters. A year ago, its operating income was US$104 million.Revenue in the quarter came to US$1.3 billion, beating the forecast for US$1.26 billion, and up from US$1.29 billion in the same quarter last year.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA)last_img read more

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Smriti Irani files papers from Amethi takes on Rahul Gandhi

first_imgAmethi: Union minister Smriti Irani Thursday filed her nomination papers from Amethi, pitting herself against Congress president Rahul Gandhi who has won thrice from the Lok Sabha constituency regarded as Gandhi family pocket borough.Irani filed her papers after a road show, which followed a similar route taken by the one organised by the Congress when Rahul Gandhi filed his own nomination papers here on Wednesday.last_img

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AS FAR Fan Dies in Clash with Wydad Supporter

Rabat – A Royal Armed Forces Sportive Association (AS FAR) supporter died on Tuesday, September 24, after falling from the roof of a van transporting fans. Football fans had been in Casablanca for a match between AS FAR and Wydad Athletic Club (WAC).The match took place on Tuesday at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca at 8 p.m.The van was reportedly intercepted by Wydadi fans on its way back to Rabat at Lahraouiyine, Mediouna province. According to local authorities in Lahraouiyine, Wydadi fans threw stones at the AS FAR fans resulting in clashes.Traffic was disrupted as a result of clashes. Public forces intervened to restore order.Read also: Morocco Hosts Training Session on Video Assistant RefereeDuring the clashes, 5 people sustained injuries. Authorities transferred the injured fans to the regional hospital in Mediouna. Police arrested 22 people.Authorities have launched an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident. Further arrests may be carried out.WAC faced AS FAR in the qualification match to the round of 8 of the Moroccan Throne Cup. WAC lost 3-1 to AS FAR. read more

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Burundi outlook good in many regards as it turns to economic development

9 December 2010While the outlook is good “in many regards” as Burundi turns to building a sustainable economy after elections that met the requirements of all observers, social, political and institutional challenges remain, the head of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission’s country-specific segment warned today. “There is a stable, newly legitimized government at work, and there is the prospect of economic integration into the East-African Community which makes Burundi part of a larger market,” Ambassador Paul Seger of Switzerland told the Security Council as it reviewed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on the Central African country.Burundi was for decades torn apart by largely ethnic fighting between Hutus and Tutsis, in which hundreds of thousands of people died, and it was the first country, together with Sierra Leone, to be targeted by the UN Peacebuilding Commission when it was launched in 2006 to provide financial, economic and other support to prevent countries emerging from conflict from relapsing back into bloodshed.It was in his capacity as chairman of the Commission’s country-specific meeting on Burundi that Mr. Seger laid out the challenges ahead. He cited widespread corruption and a lack of progress in justice sector reform among the institutional issues and noted that in the political domain opposition parties had boycotted elections and “taken a political leave of absence at a decisive moment.“We condemn the use or threat of use of political violence and we deplore the loss of life that occurred over the past months,” he said, stressing the importance for all political actors to contribute constructively to the political debate.Both Mr. Seger and the top UN envoy in Burundi, Charles Petrie, repeated the concerns Mr. Ban voiced in his report at human rights violations, including extra-judicial killings and torture.But despite these concerns, “it is important to underscore that remarkable progress has been made in Burundi,” Mr. Petrie told the Council. “The elections have highlighted the affirmation of an independent and vocal civil society which continues to play an important role in the country.” In his report Mr. Ban cited the holding of five consecutive elections in 2010 (communal, presidential, legislative, senatorial and local) among the progress made, even though some of these were boycotted by opposition parties, noting that for the first time since 1993, the authorities successfully took on the challenge entirely on their own.“Despite the deep divide among political actors over the elections and the fact that a single party will dominate the political landscape for the next five years, it is remarkable that neither of those factors has led to the return of large-scale violence, as had been widely feared,” he wrote. read more

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PM appoints committee to expedite action on fraud and corruption

The Prime Minister’s office said that the secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order will sit as the secretary to the committee.The decision to appoint the committee was taken at a meeting held at Temple Trees today. At the meeting a separate committee was also appointed to look at political revenge taken on officers in the Police Department. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a special committee to expedite action on fraud and corruption.The committee will include Ministers Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, D.M Swaminathan and Ajith Perera. read more

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US current account trade deficit fell to 1075 billion in third quarter

WASHINGTON – The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed in the July-September quarter to the smallest level since late 2010, but the improvement may not last.The Commerce Department says the deficit fell to $107.5 billion in the third quarter, down 9 per cent from the second quarter imbalance of $118.1 billion. It was the lowest trade gap since the final three months of 2010.The current account is the broadest measure of trade. It tracks the sale of merchandise and services between nations as well as investment flows. Economists watch the current account as a sign of how much the United States needs to borrow from foreigners.Many economists predict the deficit will widen in coming quarters, in part because a global slowdown is dampening demand for American exports. US current account trade deficit fell to $107.5 billion in third quarter, lowest since 2010 by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2012 8:39 am MDT read more

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Smith Big Ten expansion Yes Adding just Notre Dame Not a likely

The months of rumors surrounding the Big Ten conference lately have turned the Midwest into the Hollywood of college football. There have been all sorts of rumors, most of them no more than “Brangelina” status.On any given day, a rumor runs rampant of Texas joining the Big Ten, which would certainly grant the conference galactic college football superiority over the SEC. On another day Missouri and Nebraska are apparently guaranteed to jump the Big 12 ship to the Big Ten. Occasionally, a “report” of Rutgers and Pittsburgh establishing the Mid-Atlantic region for the Big Ten leaks out into the mass media.It all makes me want to venture back into reading the comments pages regarding the LeBron free agent frenzy…But what you won’t see as a dish on the table of the Big Ten brass anytime soon is a scenario in which Notre Dame is the only team joining the Big Ten, thus making the Big Ten the Big…Doce? Uno Dos? The Great Flat Land Conference?In any case, Ohio State Athletic Director (and Notre Dame alumnus) Gene Smith told me as much recently when I asked him about the plausibility of the Big Ten just adding the Fighting Irish to the Big Ten. However, he also admitted he’s relatively clueless as to how the expansion process will play out.“I don’t think we’d (just add Notre Dame). We’re looking at something different,” Smith said. “I just don’t know. At the end of the day, we’re not looking to do just that.”Smith went on to point out a numbers notion that many might not know, as well as stating an argument that many would agree with in regard to Notre Dame shunning the Big Ten.If just Notre Dame joined, “it would be beneficial (to OSU) financially,” Smith said. “It would be beneficial with a championship-type setup for a game. Financially we’re pretty strong too, so we’ll contribute to them a little bit more than they will contribute to us because of (the Big Ten Network). And that’s what most people don’t understand.” But Smith said it’s not about money for Notre Dame, “it’s about something else.”What Smith means by “something else” is probably along the lines of Notre Dame’s love for its football independence. They reportedly snatch $15 million from NBC for the rights to broadcast football’s home games.But joining the Big Ten could hold greener pastures for Notre Dame. According to reports, the Big Ten handed out $22 million to each member last year. Joining the Big Ten would net increased exposure for all of the Fighting Irish’s athletic programs.Yet, Smith says the conference wouldn’t just add Notre Dame. And I actually believe him.But that doesn’t mean the conference won’t eventually net the Golden Domers. The Big Ten could swell to 14 teams, netting Notre Dame along with Missouri and Pittsburgh, or Nebraska and Rutgers, or Texas and Kansas.In any event, Big Ten conference commissioner Jim Delany has the ball in his court. How he plays his cards, especially with the Ace of Spades (Notre Dame) will be very interesting to see in the coming months and perhaps the coming years. read more

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Next generation online coal analyser from Thermo Scientific

first_imgCoal-fired power plant personnel and coal producers requiring consistent coal blends and fuel quality can now use a next-generation online analyser that offers a choice of two neutron-producing sources. The Thermo Scientific CQM FLEX coal analyser can incorporate either an electrically-driven neutron generator or Californium (252Cf) as its neutron source. With the neutron generator configuration, the CQM FLEX analyser can measure elements such as carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in addition to ash constituents. Additionally, the analyser can be reconfigured to switch to Californium as a neutron source, offering flexibility throughout the lifetime of the analyser.“Managers, quality control personnel and engineers at power plants and coal mines must minimise variations in coal quality to remain efficient and profitable,” said Kevin Gordon, global marketing manager for prompt gamma neutron activation analysis for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We designed the CQM FLEX to accurately measure, and rapidly report on, levels of sulphur, moisture, total ash, calorific value and many other critical parameters, including ash elemental concentration, improving overall plant productivity.”As a sampled stream analyser, the CQM FLEX controls the flow of coal through the analysis zone, providing minute-by-minute elemental data on coal quality, enabling plant personnel to respond quickly to process variations and make corrective decisions. For power plants and coal mines in regions with complex and variable coal quality, such as China, India and Southeast Asia, the CQM FLEX is designed to ensure that coal sourced from multiple suppliers is properly blended to meet boiler design specifications. Additional features/benefits of the Thermo Scientific CQM FLEX coal analyser include:• Fixed geometry analysis zone, designed to enable consistency and repeatability while negating adverse effects of belt-loading variations;• Prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) technology allows for the non-destructive measurement of material composition by generating a subatomic reaction between a neutron and the nucleus of an atom;• Direct measurement of calorific value by analysis of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen concentrations;• Reduction in CO2 emissions due to improved boiler efficiencies;• Comprehensive, easy-to-use operator interface provides extensive data analysis capabilities.last_img read more

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Cafu tips Vinicius Junior for greatness

first_imgThe legendary Brazilian defender believes the Real Madrid youngster has what it takes to make history with the Spanish club.Vinicius Junior signed for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid when he was just 16 years old.But when he turned 18, he completed his £38 million moves, and after some games with the B squad, his finding his way into the first team without any problem.And this is why legendary Brazilian full-back Cafu has tipped the teenager to do great things with Los Blancos.“What Vinicius is doing is not a surprise to me, as we knew about his potential,” Cafu was quoted by The Daily Mail.“He is not Cristiano Ronaldo and there is still a lot of difference between the two, as Cristiano made history at Real Madrid and Portugal.”“Vinicius, however, has what it takes to create make history at Real Madrid,” Cafu added.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…Vinicius started his youth career with the Brazilian Flamengo youth system in 2005.“He has to be focused on football, have commitment and ambition,” Cafu warned the youngster.“Great players always have to demonstrate something else and can’t lose focus.”Vinicius has played in the last nine matches for Real Madrid, each one of them playing better and better.“He’s responsible, as Brazilian players are accustomed to wanting to assume that kind of responsibility and particularly in clubs as big as Real Madrid,” Cafu concluded.The Brazilian forward is also making his way into the national team, having already been called to the U15, U17, and U20 squads.He has yet to be called to the senior team, but his good performances mean that will come soon.last_img read more

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Rep Susan Davis ignores angel mom who lost her daughter to illegal

first_imgRep. Susan Davis ignores angel mom who lost her daughter to illegal immigrant drunk driver February 15, 2019 Posted: February 15, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Mike McKinnon III, center_img 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 SettingsKUSI reached out to Rep. Davis for comment on the video and she supplied us with the following statement:“I met with Ms. Kortlang in 2007 regarding the tragic death of her beautiful daughter and expressed how sorry I was for her loss.  When she confronted me on the street I was returning from a funeral and delayed for a committee hearing.  I am happy to meet with her in my office again and hope she will call for an appointment.” Mike McKinnon III A video published by Breitbart News shows Angel mom, Melanie Kortlang, trying to speak to Congresswoman Susan Davis in Washington D.C. Melanie lost her daughter, Amy Kortland, to an illegal immigrant who had been deported multiple times and was driving under the influence of alcohol.Davis is a Democrat who represents California’s 53rd District in San Diego.last_img read more

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The month in numbers September 2016

first_imgA look at some of the facts and figures relating to employee benefits in September 2016:£44.3bn is the combined value of bonus payments made in Great Britain in the financial year ending March 2016 (Source: Office for National Statistics) bit.ly/2ctrMVW34% of UK employee respondents feel there is too much choice when it comes to saving for retirement (Source: Willis Towers Watson/Nottingham University Business School) bit.ly/2cGR4va7% of UK hospitality employee respondents would feel comfortable talking to their employer about their mental health (Source: Pizza Hut/Mental Health UK) bit.ly/2cwHey468% of UK employee respondents feel guilty for taking sick days (Source: CV Library) bit.ly/2cvKNo849% of employer respondents are concerned about how Brexit will impact employee engagement and communication (Source: Willis Towers Watson) bit.ly/2cvQxNZ62% of UK finance professional respondents feel that unjustified bonuses cause resentment among colleagues (Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) bit.ly/2cToV49last_img read more

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EA is about to flood the market with Star Wars games

first_imgEA has the license for Star Wars video games, and you better believe it’s putting it to use. Following up on last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront, EA is working on three new games set in the Star Wars universe. EA is calling on the services of DICE, Motive, Visceral, and Respawn to develop these titles.The Star Wars announcements came at EA’s pre-E3 press event. It started with the news of a new Battlefront title. This one is being handled by DICE and Motive, and will feature content from the new films. It’s unclear at this time whether or not this game will feature any single player campaign. EA has admitted that it dropped the campaign from the last Battlefront in order to release it in tandem with The Force Awakens.EA has Titanfall developer Respawn working on a third-person action-adventure title, which is apparently set in a “different Star Wars era.” That’s very unusual wording. Perhaps we’ll see something set long before the films, in the era previously dominated by the non-canon Knights of the Old Republic games. The last game comes with the fewest details — an action game with all new characters and storylines. It’s being created by former Naughty Dog writer Amy Hennig with Visceral developing.That’s really the extent of the details right now. The trailer above includes a lot of neat looks at the development process and promises that may or may not be fulfilled. So, I guess the gist is that EA hopes to sell you a ton of Star Wars content in the next few years. You can bet at least one of these titles will come out around the release of Episode VIII in late 2017 when Star Wars hype is at maximum.last_img read more

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Graphene transistor could advance nanodevices

first_img Citation: Graphene transistor could advance nanodevices (2010, May 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-graphene-transistor-advance-nanodevices.html IBM Scientists Demonstrate World’s Fastest Graphene Transistor Graphene transistor. Image credit: Peking University (PhysOrg.com) — For years, scientists and researchers have been looking into the properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for use in nanoelectronics. “There is no real mass application of devices based on graphene and carbon nanotubes,” Zhenxing Wang tells PhysOrg.com. “This is really an opportunity for them to show their capabilities.” Wang is part of a group at the Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices at Peking University in Beijing. Along with Zhiyong Zhang, Huilong Xu, Li Ding, Sheng Wang, and Lian-Mao Peng, Wang tested a top-gate graphene field-effect transistor based frequency doubler in order to gauge its performance. They were able to show that a graphene based frequency doubler can provide more than 90% converting efficiency, while the corresponding value is not larger than 30% for conventional frequency doubler. Their work is published in Applied Physics Letters: “A high-performance top-gate graphene field-effect transistor based frequency doubler.”“Our work focused on raising the gain and frequency response of the frequency doubler by utilizing top-gate geometry on the device,” Wang explains. “Only with a top-gate can people fabricate high-performance devices and integral circuits. This work paves the way to mass application of graphene transistors in the near future.”Graphene is desirable as a transistor material due to its high performance. Wang points out that IBM recently showed that graphene transistor can operate up to 100 GHz, and the group at Peking University believes that the material may even still operate well in the THz regime. “This is very exciting,” Wang says, “because a frequency doubler with high frequency and high efficiency can be very expensive. Our device is cheaper – only consisted by one transistor – but with much higher efficiency.” In Beijing, the group fabricated the device with standard lithography, layering the graphene on a silicon wafer, smaller than 1mm x 1mm. In order to test the performance, Wang and his colleagues used a digital oscilloscope. They also used a recent test method, developed at Peking University, to measure performance of the graphene doubler. “We developed a new test method with a spectrum analyzer, which can obtain direct frequency information and sense a much smaller signal that can’t be obtained by oscilloscope.”Moving forward, this work could lead to the development of graphene transistors for nanoelectronics. “In principle, this kind of device can be realized on a wafer scale, based on current lithography technology and wafer-scale graphene growth. Mass production can be realized once the graphene growth technology becomes mature,” Wang explains. “We are looking forward to the mass production of a graphene based frequency doubler with frequency response up to 100 GHz, gain larger than 1/10, and with low cost and low power consumption.”This future, though, could still be five to 10 years away, and Wang is not overly concerned about the mass production end of it just yet. “I’m now focusing on improving the performance of the device in demonstration in order to show its potential. Possible optimization can be made through such means as replacing the substrate with insulating materials to reduce the parasitic capacitance.” At some point, though, graphene transistors could help advance the development of nanoscale electronics, and the work done by the scientists at Peking University are providing a step in that direction. Explore further Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. More information: Zhenxing Wang, et. al., “A high-performance top-gate graphene field-effect transistor based frequency doubler,” Applied Physics Letters (2010). Available online: link.aip.org/link/APPLAB/v96/i17/p173104/s1 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

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