England coach Trevor Bayliss shy to take credit for World Cup success? Watch

first_imgEngland were crowned the new World Champions on Sunday after a thrilling World Cup 2019 final which saw their opponents New Zealand ending up as runners-up based on the total boundary count. The win ended England’s 44-year-long agony of not having won a men’s World Cup. It was also the culmination of 4 years of an aggressive brand of cricket played by England and advocated by their captain Eoin Morgan and coach Trevor Bayliss.However, in a clip shared by the official Twitter account of the Cricket World Cup, Bayliss seems reluctant to take full credit for the win as he tries to part ways with the World Cup 2019 trophy. In the clip, England bowlers Mark Wood and Adil Rashid walk away after handing over the trophy to Bayliss, who hold it for a second or two before trying to hand it over to his support staff. When they refuse to take the trophy, a smiling Bayliss promptly leaves the trophy on the ground and starts walking away triggering rounds of laughter among those surrounding him. However, at the end of the video, Bayliss can be seen returning back to the trophy.Looks like the coach does not want any credit #WeAreEngland | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/uEuV9jCxTaCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 15, 2019Celebrations continued late into the night for the England team and fans as the nation was thrown into delirium from the high of the World Cup win. On Sunday, New Zealand needed two to win from the final ball but a superb throw from Jason Roy in the deep saw Martin Guptill agonizingly run out, as Kane Williamson’s side finished runners-up for the second successive World Cup. The result of the game was decided on the boundary count in which the Three Lions beat the Kiwis.advertisementAfter the nail-biting summit clash, sports fraternity congratulated both the teams for their efforts and dubbed the match as the “best white-ball game of all time”.Also Read | As a nation we all aged a year in that Super Over: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the Tournamentlast_img read more

The Injury That Killed Walsh’s Season

first_imgThanks to reader Casey Shepherd for putting this together and sending it to me. As you can see J.W. pops right up from what seemed like an innocuous knee injury but is limping pretty bad on the next play (a handoff).Little did we know…If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Justin Gilbert makes Mack Brown want to puke

first_imggilbertintHow amazing is this GIF? If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Neymar must be more respectful – Raggi

first_imgNeymar Neymar must be more respectful of opponents, says Raggi Robin Bairner 19:07 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Monaco v Olympique Lyonnais Rennes Montpellier Monaco Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 Coupe de la Ligue Rennes v PSG Monaco v Montpellier A cheeky gesture at the end of PSG’s Coupe de la Ligue semi-final victory caught the eye of the Italian, who was left unimpressed Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar must show more humility towards his fellow players, says Monaco defender Andrea Raggi.The 33-year-old Italian, who spoke after the principality side defeated Montpellier 2-0 on Wednesday to set up a Coupe de la Ligue final date with PSG, criticised the Brazilian’s actions at the culmination of the capital club’s match 24 hours earlier.PSG had led 3-0 but were pegged back to 3-2 when, deep in stoppage time, the 25-year-old was booked after committing a foul on Hamari Traore. Not happy with the decision, he made as if to pull his opponent up but withdrew the offer of his hand when the Rennes defender reached up to grab it. Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I saw what he did and I think that a champion like Neymar should have a little more respect for other players,” veteran defender Raggi said. “For me, it wasn’t a great thing to do.”Neymar has previously defended his actions, claiming: “It was only a joke!”Raggi’s Monaco will tackle PSG in the final of the cup competition on March 31 in Bordeaux. The clubs have already met twice this season, with Unai Emery’s side running out 2-1 winners on both occasions, firstly in the Trophee des Champions then in Monaco in Ligue 1 back in November. Neymar got what proved to be the winning goal on that occasion as he converted from the penalty spot.last_img read more

Solskjaer: Valencia will remain United skipper

first_imgAntonio Valencia will remain Manchester United captain, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.Valencia wore the armband for much of last season but officially took on the role on a permanent basis when Michael Carrick retired to move into coaching.The Ecuadorian has struggled for form and fitness this term, amid rumours of a fall-out with previous United boss Jose Mourinho, and has not featured in Solskjaer’s two games to date as he fights to return to peak condition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, the Norwegian head coach has backed the veteran defender to win back his place in the team, while stating that he will retain the captain’s armband for the foreseeable future.”He’s the captain. When he’s properly fit and playing he’ll wear the armband,” said Solskjaer.”He’s going through a couple of tough sessions now to get him ready for the tough period coming up. There aren’t many better right-backs going forward with his abilities.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms @Anto_V25 will remain #MUFC captain: “When he’s properly fit and playing, he’ll wear the armband.” pic.twitter.com/OSWaN5Y5bs— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 28, 2018Solskjaer has made a stunning start to his interim spell at Old Trafford with a 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff City, followed up with a convincing 3-1 defeat of Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.United’s next test comes at home to Bournemouth on Sunday and the Norwegian is hoping to maintain the feel-good factor.He added: “Whenever you win games everyone is happy. So let’s keep that run going.”We’ve got to focus on our performance against Bournemouth and getting three points there.”These two games, yes, it’s been fantastic… [we need to] keep that momentum going against Bournemouth. When you lose a game I don’t think you’ll see many smiles about.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Improvements to Legions

first_imgEducation and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, on behalf of the Municipal Affairs Minister, announced funding for improvements to 18 Royal Canadian Legion branches today, July 24. Government is investing more than $108,000 under the Legion Capital Assistance Program to help branches upgrade heating systems and washrooms, repair roofs and siding, and replace doors and windows. “Legion members across the province contribute considerable time and energy to their communities through meetings, activities and events,” said Ms. Casey. “Legions host many local projects and programs for seniors and youth, and play a crucial role in bringing communities together.” The program provides up to 50 per cent of eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $10,000. “This cost-sharing program for capital improvements to legion branch buildings greatly assists the Royal Canadian Legion in its delivery of programming and services to veterans, their families, youth and seniors,” said Steve Wessel, president of Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command of The Royal Canadian Legion. “I commend the Government of Nova Scotia for its continued support of branches.”last_img read more

Hehr becomes Canadas new sport minister while his hometown mulls Olympic bid

first_imgCALGARY – An 18-year-old Kent Hehr was playing on a rotten hockey team in Saskatchewan when his hometown of Calgary was the host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics.Canada’s new minister of sport remembers a feeling of missing out as his sister figure skated in the opening and closing ceremonies.“I was playing junior hockey in Lloydminster, for the Lloydminster Lancers,” Hehr told The Canadian Press.“It was the worst team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League that year. It may have been the worst team in the history of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.“I remember watching from afar and thinking ‘I love playing hockey, but I kind of wish I was home for a couple days.’”The Calgarian has been appointed the next Minister of Sport at the same time his hometown is mulling another Winter Games bid. Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi has repeatedly said a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games can’t go ahead without federal government support.While it’s tempting to connect the dots, Hehr wasn’t ready to weigh in on an Olympic bid on his second day in his new job.“Calgary city council is looking at that,” he said Tuesday. “Calgarians have to look at this and the province does.“At this time, it would be prejudging the situation. In my view, I need to concentrate on my file and interact with this issue in an objective fashion as the city completes its process.”Hehr takes over the dual role of sports minister and Minister of Persons with Disabilities from former Paralympic swimmer Carla Qualtrough, who was handed the department of public works in Monday’s federal cabinet shuffle.The 47-year-old Hehr is a former junior and college hockey player rendered a quadriplegic in 1991 when he was stuck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Calgary. Paralyzed from the chest down, Hehr uses a wheelchair.The Liberal MP for Calgary Centre was Minister of Veterans Affairs and associate Minister of Defence prior to Monday’s cabinet re-jig.The Canadian taxpayer is the single biggest funder of the country’s Olympians and Paralympians, to the tune of about $200 million annually.Own The Podium makes funding recommendations directing $70 million annually in “targeted excellence” money — about $6 million of it comes from the Canadian Olympic Committee — to sports federations whose athletes demonstrate medal potential.OPT’s recommendations require ministerial approval, so the buck ultimately stops with Hehr now.“With Minister Hehr, he obviously is very passionate about sport,” OTP chief executive officer Anne Merklinger said.“I’ve met him on a couple of different occasions and he’s always demonstrated a tremendous passion for high-performance sport.”Hehr takes on what’s been an eventful sports file in 21 months under Qualtrough.A departmental review of how Canada divvies up taxpayer dollars among its athletes concluded earlier this year.Half of the Olympic athletes surveyed in the review said the administration of targeted excellence funding “needs a major re-think and revisions.”Canada’s athletes got a raise in their monthly “carding” cheques for the first time since 2004 when the federal budget increased contributions to the Athletes Assistance Fund by 18 per cent.NextGen funding promised by the previous Conservative government came online during Qualtrough’s tenure with an extra $5 million per year going to athletes deemed five to eight years away from their peak performances.“There’s no doubt Minister Qualtrough accomplished a great deal,” Hehr said.“I’m hoping to continue her work and continue to move forward on making sure people have an opportunity to take part in sport. I know first-hand the importance of it to kids, to families across this nation.“And looking at ways we can get more people involved in sport is one of those things I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into.”Qualtrough was considered a real ally of the Canadian Paralympic Committee given her background as an athlete and former president of the organization.The current president believes there’s common ground with Hehr.“He is certainly someone who is very sensitive to issues for persons with disabilities,” Marc-Andre Fabien said.“I’m sure he is very sensitive to athletes with disabilities, so we will certainly be able to work very closely with him and have a lot good exchanges and support from him.”last_img read more

Ontarios chief coroner testifies at Elizabeth Wettlaufer inquiry

first_imgUnusual patterns of deaths in long-term care homes are not always tracked or analyzed because some death reports are not filed electronically, as rules require, the province’s chief coroner said Monday.Dr. Dirk Huyer’s assessment came at the public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed 51-year-old Elizabeth Wettlaufer to kill eight elderly patients living at long-term care homes in southwestern Ontario.The former nurse confessed to killing the patients between 2007 and 2014 by injecting them with overdoses of insulin, as well as trying to kill several others at long-term care residences and private homes where she worked before seeking psychological help.Huyer, who began testifying at the inquiry on Monday, outlined systems that have been put in place to track deaths at long-term care facilities and identify unusual patterns at individual homes. But those measures do not paint a complete picture of activities at the province’s long-term care facilities, he said.Although homes are mandated to file reports of resident deaths to his office electronically, Huyer said several still submit their forms via fax and are therefore not included in any analysis that’s carried out.He also called for a change to the rules, which currently don’t track the deaths of long-term care residents who die in hospital rather than at the home.“Deaths that occur in hospitals may well have been from incidents that initiated within the long-term care home,” Huyer told the inquiry. “Clearly that would be important for us to understand if we’re going to look at trends or patterns that may occur.”Huyer also spent much of Monday’s testimony outlining the complex challenges facing coroners who must determine whether or not a death is worthy of an in-depth investigation.He said such calls can be difficult to make in a long-term care context, particularly when patients may have several long-standing conditions that complicate an assessment of whether their death is sudden or unexpected.The inquiry previously heard of at least one instance connected to Wettlaufer in which a coroner disregarded recommendations to investigate a death that sounded alarm bells for medical professionals.Maureen Pickering, 79, had Alzheimer’s at the time of her death in March 2014 but was physically active and could walk around. Then, just days before her death, her blood sugar plummeted.Karen Routledge, a nurse at the Caressant Care home where seven of Wettlaufer’s victims died, told the inquiry that Pickering was taken to hospital, where a doctor who could not determine the cause of her extremely low blood sugar suggested an autopsy be conducted if Pickering died.Routledge followed that advice, calling the coroner’s office when Pickering died. She was told, however, that the office “did not feel this was a coroner’s case,” she testified.Deaths must be sudden or unexpected to warrant an autopsy, and coroners have told Caressant staff that no death in a care home is unexpected, the inquiry previously heard.Huyer said, however, that sudden changes in a patient’s circumstances may well be a sign that a deeper probe is needed.“If the death seems unusual and there are concerns about it, we should be investigating,” he said.The inquiry heard that the coroner’s office previously had a practice of investigating one out of every 10 deaths at a long-term care home as a matter of course. Huyer told the inquiry this practice was suspended in 2013 in order to save $900,000.He said he’d heard anecdotal evidence that those screens were not revealing unusual patterns, though he said there were no statistics to support the claim. Other reporting mechanisms were more effective at shedding light on problematic activity in long-term care homes, he said.last_img read more

Somalia and US should ratify UN child rights treaty – official

“With the best interests of all children at heart, I would respectfully like to reiterate our appeal that these States ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” Committee on the Rights of the Child Chairperson Yanghee Lee told the General Assembly today.That pact is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights – civil, cultural, economic, political and social – for youngsters under 18.She called for universal ratification by 2012, the 10th anniversary of their entry into force, of two additional protocols to the CRC dealing with children in armed conflict, and the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography, the first ratified by 139 countries, the second by 141.Ms. Lee noted that 30 countries still allow military recruitment of children under 18, while many states still have laws that criminalize children in prostitution rather than treating them as victims. The Committee monitors compliance with the CRC.Asked at an earlier news conference why the United States had not ratified the treaty, she cited a raft of reasons from lack of political will to myths and misunderstandings about the convention.“The lack of political will is the biggest reason,” she said, noting that President Barack Obama in his 2008 election campaign had said that the US would ratify the treaty, “but we have yet to see that come to fruition.”Ms. Lee noted that “then there is the misunderstanding that once you ratify this convention parents will have to give up their parental rights, and then children would be running around with all kinds of rights, taking the rights away from parents. “But that’s really a myth and a strong misunderstanding because the convention calls for guidance and support of parents, and families with responsibilities is one of the major provisions in the convention.” Ms. Lee also cited a pushback from religious groups and also concerns from people who advocate home schooling and are concerned that CRC would abolish it. “But that’s not the case,” she stressed. “We have consistently said for States parties to provide for formal and non-formal education that also includes home schooling.”She also noted that some people have said CRC is pro-abortion and pro-adolescent health but “there is nothing in the convention that would suggest anything that the CRC is pro-abortion.” 13 October 2010The head of a United Nations monitoring committee today called on Somalia and the United States, the only two countries not to have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), to do so immediately. read more

TSX up as Fed minutes indicate dissension on US job growth

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was higher mid-afternoon Wednesday while traders got some reassurance about interest rates from the latest Federal Reserve meeting.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 40.78 points to 15,517.95. The Canadian dollar was down 0.22 of a cent at 91.16 cents US as the greenback strengthened after the release of the minutes.Most U.S. markets maintained minor advances as the minutes indicated that the Fed showed greater dissension among members on how fast the labour market is improving, a key element in determining when the Fed will raise rates from near zero where they’ve been since the financial crisis.The Dow Jones industrials edged up 21.45 points to 16,941.04, the Nasdaq declined 5.53 points to 4,521.98 and the S&P 500 index climbed 0.89 of a point at 1,982.49.The Fed has emphasized that economic data, not the calendar, will determine when it hikes rates, generally expected around the middle of 2015.Slack in the labour market has been a particular concern, a topic that Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen is expected to address in her speech to the central bank’s economic symposium at the end of the week.“We’re looking to confirm the Fed’s accommodative stance and give us a bit of insight on how they think about the slack in the labour market,” said Patrick Blais, managing director and portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.While U.S. job growth has been coming in at around 200,000 monthly, the participation rate has drifted down to a percentage in the lows 60s.“And, in the back of their mind, they want to play safe and make sure the U.S. is on a real sustainable footing before giving any indication that they’re going to retreat from their easy monetary policy stance.”Traders also digested a mixed bag of data from the retail sector.Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) reported a quarterly net loss of $21.3 million, or 21 cents per share, compared with a profit of $152.8 million, or $1.50, a year ago. Same-store sales dropped 6.8%, which the company attributed partly to an unseasonably cool spring. Its shares added three cents to $16.10.U.S. retailer Target, which is in the midst of a costly expansion into Canada, posted adjusted earnings of 78 cents a share, a penny less than expected. Revenue came in at US$17.41 billion, higher than the US$17.38 that analysts expected. Its shares erased early losses to advance $1.01 to US$60.26 as Target also cut its 2014 forecast to US$3.10 to US$3.30 per share , versus the previous forecast of US$3.49.Quarterly net income at home improvement retailer Lowe’s increased 10% to US$1.04 billion, or $1.04 per share, bolstered by improving weather. The performance beat analysts’ expectations, but the company lowered its full-year revenue outlook slightly. Its shares were up 66 cents at US$52.18.The metals and mining sector led advancers, up 1.8% as September copper jumped nine cents to US$3.18 a pound. Some analysts attributed the jump to strong signs of a rebound in the U.S. housing sector, including strong data on housing starts and a jump in a prominent builders confidence survey.The energy gained 0.23% with September crude up 62 cents to US$95.10 a barrel.The gold sector faded 0.1% as December bullion dipped $1.50 to US$1,295.20 an ounce. read more

Boat with over 200 Lankans capsizes

“There is a capsized vessel 120 nautical miles north of Christmas Island, there’s believed to be approximately 200 people on board,” an AMSA spokeswoman told AFP. “It was coming from Sri Lanka and going to Christmas Island, and it is already on the Australian (maritime) border,” Prakoso told AFP. “Two Indonesian navy ships are heading to the site.”Australian Customs said a border patrol aircraft spotted the vessel in distress in Indonesia’s search and rescue zone at about 3pm (0500 GMT) and “it is believed up to 200 people could be on board”.Three merchant vessels and two Australian military ships had responded to a regional maritime alert and were on their way, and a fixed-wing P3 Orion aircraft was on the scene, according to AMSA. An asylum-seeker boat from Sri Lanka believed to be carrying 200 people capsized off remote Christmas Island on Thursday with an unknown number of survivors, Australian and Indonesian authorities said.The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the ship issued a distress call mid-afternoon and capsized 120 nautical miles north of the Indian Ocean territory, some 2,600 kilometres (1,600 miles) from the Australian mainland. Two aircraft had been deployed including one equipped with liferafts, Customs added. “We can confirm there are survivors but we can’t confirm numbers at this stage,” she said. “The Indonesian search and rescue authorities are co-ordinating the response.”Gagah Prakoso, a spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue service, said they had been informed by AMSA that “the boat was in Indonesian waters heading to Australia to seek asylum”. The accident could become one of the worst refugee boat disasters off Australia for more than a decade. Though they come in relatively small numbers by global standards asylum-seekers are a sensitive political issue in Australia, dominating 2010 elections due to a record 6,555 arrivals.Direct asylum-seeker journeys from Sri Lanka have historically been rare but a spate of attempts have been reported recently, with one boat stopped before leaving Sri Lanka last month and another intercepted by Indian police.Both were carrying more than 100 passengers. Indonesia is a more common transit point for those trying to reach Australia’s Christmas Island, which is closer to Java than mainland Australia, but many of the overloaded, rickety vessels do not reach their destination.In December, a boat carrying around 250 mostly Afghan and Iranian asylum-seekers sank in Indonesian waters on its way to Christmas Island, with only 47 surviving.Some 50 refugees were killed in a horror shipwreck on the remote island’s cliffs back in December 2010 when their leaky wooden vessel was dashed on the rocks.Fifteen were children aged 10 years or younger, with one a baby just three months old.So far this year 62 vessels carrying 4,484 boatpeople have been intercepted off Australia, an unprecedented number in a six-month period.Arrivals have increased steadily since Canberra was forced to abandon a so-called “people swap” deal with Malaysia by the High Court last year and roll back its mandatory detention policy for boatpeople.The government has had to release hundreds of asylum-seekers into the community while their applications are processed due to the strain on detention centres, the budget for which has now spiralled above $1 billion.A number of asylum boats have been intercepted in the area in the past 24 hours carrying more than 200 passengers, prompting Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare to issue a statement calling for an urgent political compromise.“Let’s remember what this is all about — 200 people died off the coast of Indonesia and another 11 died off the coast of Malaysia,” Clare said in a statement earlier Thursday, referring to previous recent accidents. (AFP) read more

Urgent bill to dilute 13A powers

An urgent bill which seeks to change a clause in the 13th Amendment to the constitution, will be submitted to Parliament soon.Media Minister and Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that the Cabinet which met today had approved the decision. “Even when the Rajiv Gandhi-Jayawardene agreement came, there was opposition to merging of provinces”, Rambukwella said.He also said that a Parliament select committee would deal with all other changes necessary for the 13th amendment to the constitution. He said that the bill will seek to remove the clause where the provinces can be merged. The move is seen as an attempt to prevent the merger of the North and East in future following the holding of the Northern Provincial Council elections. The Minister also said that the government was confident of obtaining the support it needs in Parliament for the amendment. (Colombo Gazette) read more

CV registrations on target for record year

‘Commercial vehicle registrations are breaking rolling year records,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Though fortunes are mixed across the sectors, 2005 is likely to set a new annual record. Truck registrations continue to see strong, stable growth and as some firms are already talking about delivery next year for sales made now, the registration outlook is positive.’ Full details can be downloaded below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Registrations total 395,073 at rolling year to August August registrations up 4.5 per cent and year-to-date up by 2.1 per cent 2005’s trucks growth trend remains firm read more

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009

first_imgRead: Prices for NAMA artworks slashed to achieve faster sale> SINCE THE INCEPTION of the National Assests Management Agency (NAMA) more than €143 million has been paid out to consultants and advisers.The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan gave a breakdown of what had been paid out since 2009.Legal feesLegal fees for the first half of 2013 amounted to €612,000. Last year, legal fees cost NAMA over €4,634,000. In 2011, NAMA paid out over €9 million, while in 2010 they paid over €3 million.Finance and technology fees cost over €1.2 million for the first half of 2013. Last year, NAMA paid out over €3 million, while in 2011 they paid €2.2 million and in 2010 fees cost €5.7 million.The full breakdown can be seen below:Noonan added that the expenditure costs do include one once off costs incurred in connection with the establishment of NAMA, due diligence connected with the acquisition of loans from the participating institutions and the initial review of debtor business plans.Read: NAMA fights back against claims of illegality>last_img read more

Stunning NASA image captures solar eclipse caused by Earths shadow

first_imgOn February 11th of this year, NASA launched the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO). The spacecraft was launched with a mission to investigate the Sun over a period of five years. Through SDO’s observations, researchers hope to learn more about how the Sun’s magnetic field is generated and how magnetic energy is stored and released in the form of solar wind, energized particles and sunlight.While much of that data may not be very interesting to the common person, what SDO looks like might be:AdChoices广告What’s even cooler is the image at the top. The spacecraft was able to capture a solar eclipse, but not the kind we normally see from Earth. When most people think of a solar eclipse, they think of the Moon passing between the Earth and the Sun causing sunlight to be blocked for a short time. The type of eclipse captured by SDO actually occurs when Earth’s own shadow is cast on the Sun. SDO is able to see this shadow twice a year when the spacecraft slips behind Earth for up to 72 minutes a day. Instead of the shadow being a well-defined shape like we see when the Moon slips in front of the Sun, Earth’s shadow is less defined due to the fact that it has an atmosphere with varying degrees of density. Brighter spots on the Sun’s surface also help to breakup the shadow.Making the photo even more striking are the solar events captured where it looks as if flames are shooting out of the Sun’s surface. These events are caused by varying magnetic fields which sometimes result in the release of solar flares when there is a sudden release of magnetic energy stored in the Sun’s corona. Strong solar flares which reach Earth can present a hazard to spacecraft and astronauts in orbit at the time.Read more at Flickr via Gizmodo.last_img read more

Black rights leader outed for being white is now jobless and living

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Michael King/Twitter Feb 25th 2017, 3:05 PM 72,130 Views https://jrnl.ie/3258918 Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 3:05 PM ‘Black’ #Spokane @NAACP leader #RachelDolezal outed as white http://t.co/y1veMefQ4r #11Alive pic.twitter.com/1NPwvDkVbv— Michael King (@mhking) June 12, 2015center_img In a new interview to publicise her memoir In Full Color, Dolezal told The Guardian that she is “not going to stoop and apologise and grovel” for what happened.Dolezal was forced to quit her job at the African-American advocacy group the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after being outed by local media.Dolezal’s parents quickly commented publicly, saying that their daughter is white, and producing photographs of her with paler skin and blonde hair.In her new book, Dolezal writes about her upbringing with her white Christian fundamentalist parents, and her need to “set the record straight”.She said she wants to “open up this dialogue about race and identity, and to just encourage people to be exactly who they are”. She describes not feeling comfortable around southern whites while in college, and signing up to the Black Students’ Union.Asked if she thinks she has done anything wrong, Dolezal told The Guardian: “No, I don’t. I don’t think you can do something wrong with your identity if you’re living in your authenticity and I am. If I thought it was wrong, I would admit it.”Dolezal was widely criticised after it emerged that she hadn’t been truthful about her race, and said it has been hard to get work since. Her memoir was turned down by 30 publishing houses before one agreed to print it.Read: The black rights leader outed for not being black has quit her job> By Aoife Barry Black rights leader outed for being white is now ‘jobless and living on food stamps’ She told The Guardian that she will not be apologising for what happened. Share Tweet Email 58 Comments RACHEL DOLEZAL BECAME somewhat of an infamous figure after being outed in 2015 as a white woman presenting herself as a black person.Almost two years later, the 39-year-old former black rights activist is jobless, living on food stamps, and on the verge of homelessness.last_img read more

Google célèbre aujourdhui le père de la génétique Gregor Mendel

first_imgGoogle célèbre aujourd’hui le père de la génétique, Gregor MendelEn transformant le logo de sa page d’accueil ce mercredi, le moteur de recherche américain met à l’honneur Gregor Mendel, scientifique “père de la génétique”, à l’occasion du 189e anniversaire de sa naissance. Google a pour habitude depuis quelques années de changer le logo de sa page d’accueil pour célébrer des événements divers : fête nationale, journée spéciale, anniversaire d’une personnalité qu’elle soit extrêmement connue ou peu médiatisée. Ce mercredi, c’est Gregor Mendel, le fondateur de la génétique, qui est à l’honneur. Ce moine qui a changé l’histoire de la médecine aurait fêté ses 189 ans aujourd’hui. Il est à l’origine de ce que l’on appelle les lois de Mendel. Celles-ci définissent la manière dont les gènes se transmettent de génération en génération et sont aussi célèbres dans l’Histoire de la Science que le bain d’Archimède ou la pomme de Newton. Ce sont des expériences menées sur le pois qui ont permis à Mendel de découvrir les lois de l’hérédité, d’où l’allure du Doodle de Google ce mercredi (image ci-contre).Mendel pose les bases théoriques de la génétique en 1865 Johann Mendel, de son vrai nom, est né le 20 juillet 1822 en Moravie (qui se trouvait autrefois dans l’empire d’Autriche mais qui forme aujourd’hui la partie orientale de la République tchèque) dans une famille de paysans. Ordonné prêtre en 1847, il intègre le monastère de Brünn (aujourd’hui Brno, en République tchèque) et prend le nom de Gregor. Il consacre tout son temps libre à l’étude des sciences naturelles. Au cours d’un séjour à Vienne, à l’Institut de physique de Christian Doppler, il étudiera notamment la botanique, la physiologie végétale, ou encore l’entomologie, et espère résoudre le problème que pose l’hybridation chez les végétaux. À lire aussiLe tardigrade, cet animal quasi indestructible, révèle la clé de ses super-pouvoirsLorsqu’il revient quelques années plus tard au monastère, Mendel installe un jardin expérimental dans la cour et dans la serre, en accord avec son abbé, et met sur pied un plan d’expériences visant à comprendre les lois de l’origine et de la formation des hybrides. Il choisit pour cela le pois qui a l’avantage d’être facilement cultivé avec de nombreuses variétés décrites. Mendel expose et publie les résultats de ces études en 1865 dans un article intitulé Recherches sur des hybrides végétaux. Après dix années de travaux, il pose ainsi les bases théoriques de la génétique et de l’hérédité moderne. Pourtant, le moine reste peu connu. Son travail ne suscite pas l’enthousiasme de ses contemporains, qui trouvent ses études trop abstraites.Gregor Mendel meurt en 1884 d’une insuffisance rénale. Et ce n’est finalement qu’au début du XXe siècle qu’il sera reconnu pour ses travaux et considéré comme le “père de la génétique”.Le 20 juillet 2011 à 15:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Poachers from Dominican Republic go to court today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bush cay, DEMA Director, dominican republic, dr. john claydon, poachers, whale breakers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Jul 2015 – Those 28 poachers go to court today to face eight charges after being caught fishing in TCI Waters last Thursday. In addition to a haul which included “… 1,462lbs of lobster, within that, 69 egg-bearing lobster and 485lbs of parrot fish” the men will be charged with using breathing apparatus and for operating a staggering 14 unlicensed vessels in their illegal fishing expedition. The Dominicans were apprehended, according to the report at Whale Breakers which is approximately seven miles south of Bush Cay. DEMA Director, Dr. John Claydon said that the charges attached to fishing lobster outside of the season alone are hefty. Recommended for you We can eat Nassau Grouper legally, soon TCI Meeting with Dominican Republic reaps five goals Dominican Officials agree to stop sex trafficking, poacherslast_img read more

Report Miami garbage truck driver who drove off I95 kills self

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The driver of a garbage truck that fell from Interstate 95, last February, and survived has killed himself, according to a report by the Miami Herald.According to a statement by City of Miami manager Daniel J. Alfonso, Kaseem Smith died Tuesday afternoon, but officials did not confirm the cause of death.The Miami Herald later reported that Smith died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the neck, according to the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office.Back on Feb. 15, 2016, according to footage released by the Florida Highway Patrol and police, the City of Miami garbage truck lost control and fell 100 feet off the highway and onto José Martí Park, on Feb.15, 2016.Doctors treated Smith for weeks in the hospital and then sent him home to recover.Related: Cabin video released of garbage truck falling from I-95The City of Miami statement released Tuesday read: “On behalf of the City of Miami, I extend our deepest sympathy to the family, loved ones and coworkers of Kaseem Smith. Mr. Smith, who worked as a Waste Collector Operator II and was behind the wheel of the Solid Waste truck that went off a ramp on I-95 in February of last year. We have not confirmed the cause of death at this time.” Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more