Nadal travels long road to win 16th Slam title at US Open

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It has been a long journey for Nadal to his latest Grand Slam glory.Nadal won an under-12 regional crown at age eight and by 12 had captured Spanish and European age-group junior titles.By 15, he had turned professional and was facing such foes on the global circuit as Anderson.At 17, Nadal won his first match against Federer.At 19, he won the 2005 French Open in his debut, the first of nine Grand Slam titles in 10 years he would claim on the red clay of Roland Garros, cementing a legacy as the greatest player ever seen on the surface.It was early in his career when Nadal began his habit of biting the championship trophies he wins.Nadal added Wimbledon crowns in 2008 and 2010, an Australian Open title in 2009 and completed the career Grand Slam in 2010 by defeating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, becoming the youngest in the Open era (since 1967) to complete the four-event career sweep.And only Nadal and Andre Agassi can say they have a career Grand Slam and an Olympic men’s singles gold medal, Nadal having claimed his in 2008 at Beijing.Nadal, the sixth left-hander to win a US Open title, added another crown at Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2013, again downing Djokovic in the final.Knee injuries took a toll throughout his career, costing him nine Slam appearances, and after he failed to even reach a Slam semi-final in 2015 and 2016 some figured his greatest moments were behind him. Nadal wins US Open for 16th major title View comments READ: Nadal wins US Open for 16th major titleThe triumph moved Nadal three shy of Roger Federer’s all-time record of 19 Slam singles titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe US Open was the final Slam at which Toni, Nadal’s long-time coach and inspiration, will join him, instead of taking a role directing Nadal’s youth academy.In his victory speech, Nadal reflected on what Toni has meant to his life in building the grit to overcome numerous knee injuries. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Spain’s Rafael Nadal poses with his winning trophy after defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their 2017 US Open Men’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2017. Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADNEW YORK — Rafael Nadal reflected on his roots as a child prodigy from the island of Mallorca and on the influence of his uncle Toni on Sunday after winning the US Open title.The 31-year-old Spaniard defeated South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 for his third US Open title and his 16th career Grand Slam crown after having taken a 10th French Open trophy in June at Roland Garros.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim But Nadal roared into the Australian Open final, losing to Federer, then captured his record 10th French Open crown in June, setting the stage for his title run in the Flushing Meadows fortnight.Only Nadal, Pete Sampras and Ken Rosewall have managed the feat of winning Grand Slam titles in their teens, 20s and 30s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “It’s not one lesson. Diary is in the head from 3 years old,” Nadal said.“Probably without him I’ll never be playing tennis. I’m thankful I had somebody like him pushing me all the time.“Because he gave me motivation I could get through all the problems I had in my career. I can only thank him for making me stronger.”When Nadal reclaimed the world number one ranking last month, it was the first since in more than three years he had topped the list.And when Federer lost in the US Open quarter-finals to Juan Martin del Potro, Nadal was ensured of keeping the top spot.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

3 variants of Xiaomi Poco F1 will go on flash sale in India today via Flipkart and

first_imgXiaomi’s sub-brand Poco’s first ever phone aka the Poco F1 is all set to go on sale in India today. The sale will kick off on Flipkart and at 12 noon. This is a flash sale, meaning, the interested customers should be quick enough to book the Poco F1 before the units go out-of-stock. During today’s sale, only three variants of the Poco F1 will be available.The 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage, 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage, and the special Armoured Edition 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage with Kevlar back models of the Poco F1 will go on sale in India today. While the fourth model with 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage, as the company announced last week, is now available on open sale, meaning there will be enough stock in the store. This version of the phone will be available for Rs 23,999.The Poco F1 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version comes with a price tag of Rs 20,999. The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version will be available for Rs 28,999. And lastly, the special Armored edition of the Poco F1 that will ship with a Kevlar back, and packs a 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available for a price tag of Rs 29,999. All the variants of the Poco F1 come in three colour versions — black, blue and red.As far as the specs are concerned, the Poco F1 comes with a 6.18-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 1080×2246 pixel resolution and aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Under the hood, the Poco F1 comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor which also powers some of the flagship phones from other manufacturers like the OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, among others.advertisementOn the camera front, the Poco F1 packs a dual camera setup on the rear panel. The phone comes with a primary camera of 12MP with f/1.9 aperture and a secondary camera of 5MP for depth shots. The Poco F1 comes with several AI-based camera features like scene recognition, among others. On the front, the Poco F1 sports a 20-megapixel selfie shooter paired with soft LED flash and AI features.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 6A to go on sale in India for the first time, will be available for Rs 5,999The Poco F1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 software with a customized Poco launcher. The phone includes a massive 4,000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C.last_img read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘disappeared’ during games, says José Mourinho

first_imgJosé Mourinho dropped Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United’s last two squads because the forward had been “disappearing” in games.The manager left Mkhitaryan out of United’s defeat at Basel and last Saturday’s win over Newcastle United after the player had started 10 of the 11 previous Premier League matches. Having managed five assists in August, Mkhitaryan has since made none and has scored only once in 11 appearances. Marouane Fellaini suing New Balance for £2m in boots dispute news Manchester United Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Read more Share on WhatsApp Share via Emailcenter_img Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Topics Share on LinkedIn José Mourinho Mourinho, who had replaced Mkhitaryan in each of his eight starts, said: “I was not happy with his last performances. I’m not speaking about one or two, I’m speaking about three, four or five. He started the season very well and after that, step by step, he was disappearing. His performance levels in terms of goalscoring and assists, pressing, recovering the ball high up the pitch, bringing the team with him as a No10, were decreasing.“That was enough [to drop him] because the others worked to have a chance. Everybody works to have a chance. It’s as simple as that.”Mourinho has included Mkhitaryan in his squad for Saturday’s home game against Brighton. However asked if the player had impressed enough in training to earn the recall, he said: “When you play a lot of matches, training is difficult to judge because in the end you train in small groups.“You have always the group that played the last match, you have always the group that didn’t play, you have one group of, let’s say, 10 recovering from the last match and you have another group of eight, nine or 10 that are trying to train.“I cannot say that when you play so much, training is the best habitat to analyse players. I would say in the match, and then sometimes in a couple of minutes you see things. Then, you don’t need sometimes to play 40, 50, 60 minutes for the coach to have feelings and have data to analyse. So I would say it’s on the pitch, especially on the pitch. Tell me on the pitch what you want to do in the next match [should you be retained].“I don’t know if Mkhitaryan will start but, for sure, he will be back in the group. For him to be back to the group, it means that somebody is going to leave the group.” Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Why Every Man Should Get a Pedicure (Really, It’s For Your Health)

first_img Retinol For Men: What to Know and What to Buy Editors’ Recommendations It’s sandal season, gentlemen, and we all know what that means: time to get those winterized hooves looking fresh and clean! Fear of beach-front embarrassment might be enough to inspire you to give your feet a spring refresher, but the benefits of regular care for your digits go beyond the superficial. To learn a little more about the pros of regular pedicures (and why every man should be getting them) we turned to celebrity manicurist, founder of Organic Body Society, and all-around men’s hand and foot grooming guru Natasha Ray.For Ray, who will be launching a website featuring her all-natural foot soaks, foot scrubs, and moisturizers designed for men in June, a mani-pedi isn’t just about luxury and relaxation — it’s about the health benefits. She’s on a mission to change the way men neglect proper care and maintenance of their most hard-working body parts.“I realize that there have been many stigmas around men getting hand and foot care,” she acknowledges, “[but] my advice to men would be to concern themselves with the health benefits rather than the idea of showing their sensitive side.”From ingrown toenails and fungus to callouses and bunions, the list of ailments that can result from unkempt toes is long and, well … icky. Still, many men either hesitate to seek professional manicure and pedicure services or simply never think of it in the first place. “Honestly, most men were never taught to maintain their hand and foot grooming,” explains Ray. “It’s important that men find a grooming shop, spa, or salon to keep up with monthly maintenance on their hands and feet.”So how exactly can a little pampering make your digits healthier? For starters, as Ray explains, “the removal of callouses on the feet can prevent the formation of pressure points from uneven weight distribution and having your nails trimmed by a skilled manicurist can prevent ingrown nails and hangnails.”If you’re athletic, the benefits are even more pronounced: “Many men suffer from a variety of foot issues as a result of … wearing sweaty athletic shoes or exposure from public showers or locker rooms,” says Ray. “Many professional athletes such as LeBron James and Dwayne Wade get pedicures. It’s a regular part of staying on top of their game. When you rely on your feet to perform, the last thing you need is pain.”The truth is, monthly pedicures can help to reduce the chances of disease and infection, especially for men who may be at a higher risk due to high activity level or ailments like diabetes.Royalty-free/Getty ImagesNow that we’ve covered some of the gory details, let’s get to the fun part: What sort of treatments are available that are tailored specifically to your manly needs? Here’s the good news: “Salons and spas are focusing on manly offerings, as men are increasingly becoming aware that a real man is well-groomed from head to toe,” says Ray. “There are a number of manicures and pedicures crafted to focus on the specific needs of men, from beer-infused foot soaks that fight against fungal infections to hot stone treatments that detoxify and relax muscles.”To get a handle on your own hand and foot care, find a local grooming shop that offers specific treatments for your hands and feet and set a monthly appointment. It won’t just help you look and feel better, it will also give you a little quiet time for R&R every month. Find a Hammer & Nails near you and you can try one of Ray’s five all-natural foot scrubs, which are currently exclusive to the salon.For truly fresh, healthy hands and feet, don’t stop at a monthly visit to the grooming shop. Ray recommends incorporating a daily in-home routine to max out the benefits of proper care:Carefully wash all areas of your foot with mild soap, especially underneath and between toes daily.Exfoliate any calloused areas on the soles of your feet with an abrasive exfoliate or pumice stone.Pat, rather than rub, your feet to dry them. Make sure to remove all traces of moisture between toes. Any moisture left on your feet can invite odor or allow disease-causing bacteria and fungi to grow.Carefully clean underneath your toenails.After washing and drying, apply a hydrating foot cream to keep your feet soft and moisturized.Use nail clippers, never scissors.Wear properly fitted shoes to prevent uneven weight distribution, irritation, callouses, and other related issuesSo please, heed this expert advice and show your hands and feet a little love this spring and beyond. Don’t just do it for the all the poor saps who are going to be looking at your toes all summer long, do it for yourself. We promise, you’ll feel so much better. How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men End the Stigma and Start the Conversation About Men’s Mental Health Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat last_img read more

Maersk Tankers Confirms Earlier Order for Ten LR2 Ships

first_imgzoom Maersk Tankers, part of the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk, has confirmed an order it placed earlier in 2016 for the construction of ten LR2 product tanker vessels at China’s Dalian Shipyard.Under the deal, the shipbuilder is scheduled to deliver the new tankers over a period of three years, with the first vessels entering the fleet in 2019, the company said in its 2016 annual financial report. The contracts for the newbuildings were signed in late November 2016.“The newbuilding contract is part of a fleet renewal to sustain a competitive fleet and strong market position in the LR2 segment,” Maersk Group said. Although the financial terms of the contract were not revealed, the company added that the contract reflects the decline in asset prices over the last 12 months.Maersk Group also informed that the order has “a unique contractual structure,” which makes it optional, while keeping prices fixed.Maersk Tankers said that its profit for the full year 2016 dropped to USD 62 million from USD 160 million seen a year earlier.The result was negatively impacted by declining rates, but partly offset by improved commercial performance, contract coverage and cost savings.Maersk Tankers’ average Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) earnings decreased by 17% compared to 2015, which was less than the general market rates decline, while its cash flow from operating activities was USD 180 million, down from USD 291 million for the respective periods.The company’s orderbook now totals 11 mid-range (MR) product tankers, five of which are scheduled to be delivered during 2017 and the last six in 2018, as well as an option for ten long range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessels.last_img read more

Congress standing by antinationals Prasad

first_imgPatna: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is the BJP candidate for Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, on Wednesday said the opposition Congress party is standing with those against the country. Prasad has been fielded by the BJP from Patna Sahib after the party denied the ticket to the sitting MP actor-turned-politicuan Shatrughan Sinha. “Congress has been supporting and standing with Tukde-Tukde gang and Congress manifesto is to divide the country, and will give relax to hearts of those against the country” Prasad said here. He said that the Congress is doing everything to demoralise the army and security forces. The Union Minister also asked the Congress to spell out how many jobs were given by the previous UPA government at the Centre during its 10 years in power. The NDA government is giving fitting response to terrorists and Pakistan, Prasad added.last_img read more

Stocks advance amid less geopolitical risk positive Chinese inflation data

Canadian stocks were higher Monday amid a perception of lessening tensions between Ukraine and Russia and reassuring economic data from China.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 82.17 points to 15,278.48, while the Canadian dollar was ahead 0.12 of a cent to 91.27 cents US.U.S. indexes were also positive as traders felt more inclined to take on risk following reports Friday that Russia called an end to military exercises near Ukraine and withdrew troops to their bases.The Dow Jones industrials were up 58.75 points to 16,612.68, the Nasdaq climbed 32.09 points to 4,402.98 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 9.79 points to 1,941.38.Fighting raged in the city of Donetsk as Ukraine government forces closed in on the rebel stronghold and insurgents backed away from a cease-fire offer. There have been worries that Russia might directly intervene in Ukraine’s civil war if it appeared the pro-Russian rebels were in danger of being defeated.There have also been worries about the effect of sanctions against Russia and counter sanctions, which could seriously damage a still fragile economic recovery in Europe.Meanwhile, in Iraq, U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State militants near the northern city of Irbil, capital of the Kurdish region, in hopes of limiting their advance and keeping them away from oil fields.China’s consumer price index in July stayed at 2.3 per cent, well below the official target for the year of 3.5 per cent. That gives the central bank room to ease access to credit if needed to shore up economic growth, which was 7.5 per cent in the latest quarterOn the corporate front, the group of oil and gas pipeline and storage companies controlled by Kinder Morgan but traded separately will combine and become the fourth biggest U.S. energy company by market value. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. says the total purchase price of the three other companies is US$71 billion, including $27 billion of assumed debt.Gains on the TSX were led by the base metals sector, up one per cent as the positive news from China helped push September copper up a cent to US$3.18 a pound.The gold sector edged up 0.18 per cent as increased appetite for risk pushed December gold down $2.10 to US$1,308.90 an ounce.The energy sector was ahead 0.24 per cent while September crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 47 cents to US$98.12 a barrel.The financial sector was ahead 0.6 per cent after ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday revised its outlooks to negative from stable on almost all Canadian banks.It comes a week after Ottawa launched a public consultation on its proposed ”bail-in regime,“ which seeks to protect taxpayers from having to foot the bill for bailing out a big bank in the event that it runs into financial trouble.Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX:TKM) continued to charge ahead following a U.S. regulatory decision that relaxes safety precautions on the Vancouver-based company’s experimental drug for treating Ebola. Its stock surged $4.24 or 18.4 per cent to $27.24 after jumping 47 per cent on Friday.Tekmira has a $140-million contract from the U.S. government to develop its drug TKM-Ebola, but last month a small human trial of the experimental drug was put on hold after safety issues emerged. read more

Thumbnail sketch with highlights of CBS fall schedule

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2013 2:15 pm MDT Thumbnail sketch with highlights of CBS’ fall schedule. NEW YORK, N.Y. – Some highlights of CBS’ moves in its schedule for next season.WHAT’S NEW: Not too much. CBS has such a successful lineup — tops in total viewers and advertiser-favoured young adults this season — that it is bringing aboard just eight new series. But it is toying with the limited-series format that looks like broadcasting’s flavour du jour next year. CBS’ experiment: “Hostages” and Intelligence,” which will get shorter consecutive runs in the 10 p.m. Eastern time slot on Mondays.WHAT’S GONE: “CSI: N.Y.,” ”Vegas,” ”Golden Boy” and “Rules of Engagement.”BIG MOVE: Keeping sitcom “Mike & Molly” and its red-hot movie star, Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids,” ”Identity Thief”), off the air until midseason. Network executives said they love the show, are thrilled about McCarthy’s summer flick “The Heat” with Sandra Bullock, but wanted the flexibility of having 22 episodes of fresh product available later in the season to avoid rerun fatigue for viewers.STAR POWER: Robin Williams, who gained fame with “Mork & Mindy” in the late 1970s, will return to sitcom life in “The Crazy Ones,” starring opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as his daughter and ad-agency partner. Another big name involved: David E. Kelley, who’s shifting from his brand of hour-long dramedy (“Ally McBeal,” ”Boston Legal”) to the half-hour format.QUOTE: “I don’t care if you bow to the gods of demographics — that’s a huge victory,” CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said of CBS’ expansive lead in total viewers over competitors ABC, NBC and Fox. While CBS has long touted its focus on that number over advertiser-favoured young adults, its executives acknowledged they are making a stronger play for youth next season. One example: “We Are Men,” with Kal Penn and Jerry O’Connell among four newly single men sharing temporary digs.AMAZING FACTOID: The Tuesday-night lineup of “NCIS,” ”NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Person of Interest” is the first time since 1982 that a network has had TV’s three top-rated dramas on a single night, said Kelly Kahl, CBS prime-time senior executive vice-president. The last trio to accomplish that feat: CBS’ “The Dukes of Hazzard,” ”Dallas” and “Falcon Crest.” read more

One year on UN expert urges ratification of treaty to phase out

The Convention, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), must be ratified by 50 countries to be legally binding. While 128 countries have signed the agreement one year after it was opened for signature and ratification, only seven have ratified it, jeopardizing its chances of being in force by the agreed-upon target of 2020, the expert noted in a press release.“Ratification is an imperative for States to fulfil their human rights obligations,” Mr. Tuncak stated. “A delay in ratifying the Convention means that people and the environment will continue to suffer the human rights impacts of mercury pollution.”Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – can cause serious, and even fatal, health threats. Such threats affect the rights of present and future generations to numerous human rights, including the rights to health, food, safe work conditions and a healthy environment, he said.“The negative effects of mercury are of serious concern for children and women of child-bearing age who are proven to be especially vulnerable,” Mr. Tuncak noted, adding that “once released into the environment, the impacts of mercury on vulnerable populations is uncontrollable.” The Convention is named after a Japanese city where the dumping of mercury-containing waste in the mid-twentieth century resulted in thousands of people in the community developing a neurologically and physically debilitating disease now known as Minamata disease. Specifically, the Convention provides controls and reductions of mercury in applications from medical equipment to energy-saving light bulbs to the mining, cement and coal-fired power sectors. Pinpointing populations at risk, boosting medical care and promoting better training of health-care professionals in identification and treatment of mercury-related illness are also part of the agreement.Mr. Tuncak’s appeal comes on the eve of a meeting of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3 to 7 November, in which he will participate.Mr. Tuncak was appointed Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes by the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year. read more

Mayfield struggles as Browns fall to Texans 2913

HOUSTON — Entering Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, rookie Baker Mayfield had been playing well and protecting the ball and the Cleveland Browns were on a roll, having won consecutive games for the first time since 2014.The Browns (4-7-1) came back to earth on Sunday, with Mayfield throwing a career-high three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown in a 29-13 loss that extended Houston’s franchise-record winning streak to nine games.Houston raced out to a 23-0 halftime lead and added two second-half field goals by Ka’imi Fairbairn to give him five on Sunday.“Got to get better,” Mayfield said. “Got to use this, learn from it … that’s one of the better teams we’re going to play all year so if we can use this as a positive thing moving forward and get better from that, that will be great.”Mayfield, the top overall pick in this year’s draft, had his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions for the first time since he was a freshman at Texas Tech in 2013. He entered the game having thrown nine touchdown passes with just one interception in the past three games.Mayfield lamented the mistakes he made in this one.“I would’ve taken care of the ball, this game would’ve been very close,” he said.He finished with 397 yards passing and had a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after throwing a career-best four in a win over the Bengals last week. The 23-year-old Mayfield was just 5 of 13 for 46 yards in a first half where he had a 9.3 passer rating.“He’s fearless,” Cleveland interim coach Gregg Williams said. “Never once did he back down at all. It’s a learning process and he doesn’t like it. He came out in the second half and was much more effective. We’ve got to do a better job around him.”Houston’s fearsome pass rush, led by J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney didn’t sack Mayfield, but they hurried and harassed him for much of the day.His interceptions all came before halftime to help the Texans build the big lead early.“He probably wasn’t feeling too dangerous in the first half, but he was feeling a little more dangerous in the second half,” Watt said.Zach Cunningham made it 17-0 when he grabbed his first career interception and ran 38 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Officials first ruled him down at the 1, but the play was reviewed and changed to a touchdown.Kareem Jackson was called for a 47-yard pass interference penalty on Cleveland’s next drive to put the Browns at their 20. But Mayfield threw another interception two plays later and it was returned 18 yards by Johnathan Joseph.Houston added another field goal to make it 20-0 with about three minutes left in the second quarter.Mayfield’s third interception came late in the second quarter when Andre Hal grabbed the ball in the end zone.“The third one, it’s just a dumb throw,” Mayfield said of that interception. “That’s what happens when you force something late.”But Mayfield wasn’t the only one to make costly errors for the Browns. Two big gaffes came on one series in the third quarter to keep the Browns from scoring.The Texans were up 26-7 late in the third quarter Mayfield threw what looked to be a 76-yard touchdown pass to rookie Antonio Callaway, but it was brought back because of a holding penalty by left tackle Greg Robinson.Two plays later, Mayfield connected with Callaway again and he gained 71 yards before rookie Justin Reid chased him down from behind and knocked the ball out of his hands just before he would have scored. It bounced into the end zone where it was recovered by the Texans.“He did some really good things to give him some opportunities to make plays,” Williams said. “He read the thing right. He and Baker were on the same page on a few of those shots. We’ve just got to protect the ball.”___More AP NFL: and Rieken, The Associated Press read more

Mens Hockey No 5 Ohio State beats Michigan State 42 for sevenstraight

Junior Forward Dakota Joshua (8) gets ready to set off against Michigan’s Adam Winborg (5) tonight Jan. 26, 2018 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. Credit: Ethan Clewell | For The LanternOhio State junior forward Dakota Joshua scored a pair of goals and redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo made 25 saves on 27 shots en route to a 4-2 win against Michigan State (9-17-1, 3-13-1-1 Big Ten) Friday night at the Schottenstein Center to give the No. 5 Buckeyes (18-5-4, 11-5-1-0 Big Ten) their seventh-straight win at home. Joshua’s physical presence on the boards made him a difficult matchup for the Spartans. He led the team with five shots and he played with a bit more motivation going against his former coach.“I love playing Michigan State, chance to play Joe Exter, former coach of ours,” Joshua said. “We had a close relationship so it’s always good to get one over him. Definitely provides a little extra energy.”  Joe Exter was an assistant coach for Ohio State from 2011 to 2017. This is Exter’s first year as an assistant coach at Michigan State. After mentioning this week a desire to jump on the Spartans from the beginning, Ohio State scored its first two goals on its first two shots. On the Buckeyes’ first power-play chance four minutes into the game, sophomore forward Ronnie Hein took a pass from junior forward Mason Jobst and tucked the puck past the pads of sophomore goaltender John Lethemon for the game’s opening score. Junior forward Freddy Gerard added his 10th goal of the season off a give-and-go play with senior forward Matthew Weis two minutes later.  Romeo was only tested seven times in the first period, but faced 20 shots in the second and third periods combined from an aggressive Spartan attack. The goalie said he was fortunate his defense gave him a clear line of sight to make the saves he needed to and clear the traffic.“They’ve done a great job all year, they just did what they’ve been doing,” Romeo said. “Letting me have the first shot, kind of pushing everyone to the outside, let me see everything. It makes my night easier.”  In the early part of the third period, Joshua sped down the right side while driving to the net and used his 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame for his first goal of the night. “It’s always good to be able to use my body,” Joshua said. “I feel like I have an advantage over most people, so yeah, the physical play doesn’t bother me. I like to think I can play anytime of hockey.” Michigan State scored a power-play goal to bring the score within one goal with eight minutes left in the game, but Joshua added the empty-net goal on a power play to ice the game. Weis’ two assists and sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski’s single helper extended their point streaks to 11 games each. Weis has 19 points and Laczynski has 17 points during the streak. Coming into Friday’s game against Michigan State, the Buckeyes were known to be a defensively stout team. Fourth in the nation in team defense with just 2.08 goals allowed per game and the nation’s top penalty kill, Ohio State would be comfortable entering the matchup playing a physical style of hockey, head coach Steve Rohlik said.“They brought it, and it was kind of the way the game was going there for a while,” Rohlik said. “We just wanted to stay with our structure and stay disciplined. At the end of the day, if that’s the way the game is going to go, we certainly will play that way.”   The Buckeyes will have a chance to sweep the season series against the Spartans at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Greenbank Group and Bridgestone sign agreement to keep enclosed belt technology moving

first_imgThe Greenbank Group UK has signed a technical collaboration agreement with Bridgestone Corporation, Tokyo in relation to the design and supply of pipe conveyor systems for the materials handling industry. The agreement will see Bridgestone provide Greenbank’s Materials Handling division with technical services for Greenbank pipe conveyor solutions which incorporate Bridgestone’s world class belt design.Pipe conveyors provide considerable environmental and economic advantages over traditional bulk material transport methods. By using an enclosed belt system, pipe conveyors minimise dust generation, protect from contamination, and prevent spillages whilst also accommodating steeper inclines and requiring much less floor space than a conventional belt design.Commenting on the agreement, Charles Conroy, Greenbank’s Managing Director said, “Having pioneered the pipe conveyor, Bridgestone’s technical knowledge and operational experience in this field is second to none. This agreement gives Greenbank access to an unrivalled level of technical expertise which will undoubtedly help further enhance our pipe conveyor portfolio.”Mr Nakaegawa, General Manager, Conveyor Belts Sales and Marketing said, “The Bridgestone Corporation is committed to working with companies that deliver exceptional products and services for the materials handling industry and the Greenbank Group has an excellent reputation in this field. We are very much looking forward to providing our technical services as they design and deploy pipe conveyor systems which use Bridgestone belt technology.”Greenbank Materials Handling offer a full range of belt materials to suit most bulk handling products and a design and installation service that delivers cost effective, innovative solutions for complex transportation problems.last_img read more

Great progress with La Parrilla tungstentin in Spain

first_imgW Resources, the tungsten, copper and gold exploration and development company with assets in Spain and Portugal, has released its Maiden Ore Reserves for La Parrilla mine in Spain, prepared in accordance with the JORC Code 2012:Mineral reserves of 29.7 Mt at 931 ppm tungsten trioxide (WO3) and 116 ppm SnAverage cash operating cost of La Parrilla in the first 6 years of operation is estimated at $90/metric tonne unit (mtu)Delivery of higher grades increases projected revenues and cash flows in the early years of productionLife of Mine (LOM) is 11 years, based on these reserves and the progressive expansion of La Parrilla to 2 Mt/y in 2018 increasing to 3.5 Mt/y in 2020Mining at La Parrilla will proceed in stages starting the in the Fast Track Mine (FTM) area and then expanding. The first stage FTM pit has a low strip ratio of 1.43 to 1 and will be mined for four to six years prior to a cutback to move to the larger LOM pit. Run of Mine (ROM) feed grades in the first three years of mining average 1,220 ppm of WO3 and 150 ppm of Sn at a ROM feed rate of 2 Mt/y. As previously reported this is a significant increase over previous mine schedule estimates and delivery of these higher grades increases projected revenues and cash flows in the early years of production.Based on the detailed mine schedules and operating cost estimates, the average cash operating cost of La Parrilla in the first six years of operation is estimated at $90/mtu which is at the lowest quartile of the world tungsten cost curve.Michael Masterman, Chairman of W commented: “La Parrilla is a large, low cost, long life tungsten and tin mine with a mine life of over 11 years and a cost structure at the bottom of the world cost curve. It is a pleasure to report our Maiden Reserves of 29.7 Mt of ore. The team is focused on commencing mining which will deliver high grades of tungsten ore averaging 1,220 ppm WO3 to La Parrilla plant in the important early years of the mine development. These higher grades boost our production and cash flows and are part of a highly economic mine development.“The resource and mine model review has highlighted the opportunity to further increase resources and reserves and lower mine strip ratios by targeted drilling of outcropping vein packages currently characterised as inferred in the resource models with an objective of converting these resources to indicated and measured.”W Resources is progressing the Final Investment Decision Report (FID Report) and will release the executive summary of the report once completed early in Q3. The FID Report will provide more comprehensive details on the operating and capital cost estimates and development economics. The Competent Person considers that the FID Report is at least prefeasibility study level report, and that the economic studies in the FID are positive, to the extent that extraction can reasonably be justified, and are thus sufficient for the estimation of an Ore Reserve Estimate in accordance with the JORC code (2012).The company has completed a placement to raise £650,000, before expenses to new and existing shareholders of W. The funds raised will be used to provide general working capital and to advance La Parrilla mine development in the lead up to the planned debt financing completion in the second half of 2017. This includes:Completion of procurement and selective engineering on key plant itemsFinal award of the crusher and concentrator packagesCompletion of small spend items help advance project executionLand access payment as per existing agreements with land owners.last_img read more

Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed

first_img‘Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it’ Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Eoin would regularly disappear for prolonged periods of time and Sarah would have no idea where he was, including for the first four months of Katie’s life. During one disappearance towards the end of the relationship he threatened to kill her and to kidnap Katie.“I was under the constant threat of being killed,” she says.He was constantly threatening to bury me alive… He was also threatening to kidnap Katie away from me, so he was saying he’d leave me for dead and then take my daughter. That was the breaking point.It was during one of his disappearances that Sarah finally had a chance to escape. He left one day to collect his social welfare payment and she knew he was not coming back.“Our relationship then was just over the phone for a few months,” she says. “He was keeping all that money for himself, he wasn’t giving me anything for milk or nappies. I think I caught him out on a lie at one stage and then I said, ‘this relationship is over’.”‘It’s a new chapter’Once the courts granted Sarah a safety order, Eoin was gone and she has not seen him since. She is focused on her studies and being a mum now, but she knows she is a different person because of what she went through.“The experience has changed me. Definitely,” says Sarah. She is more wary of people, especially men.“If a guy is interested in me, I tend to stand back and say: what’s his motive? What’s he trying to get at? Instead of thinking he’s interested in me as a person,” she says.But at the same time she knows she is lucky to have gotten out of the relationship, for her sake and the sake of her daughter.I think at least I survived and that might be a horrible thing to say because other people haven’t. It was six years of my life and they were wasted on him but I’m out of it now and it’s a new chapter I suppose.If you think you may have witnessed or experienced domestic violence or abusive behaviour, you can access advice and support services for both women and men at contacted Sarah and Paul through Women’s Aid. The Women’s Aid 24-hour National Freephone Helpline is 1800 341 900.It is important that bystanders and witnesses to domestic violence do not intervene in any potentially violent situation unless it is safe and legal for them to do so. Witnesses should be aware of the potential harmful effect that intervention may subsequently have on the victim. The victim is best placed to assess the danger to themselves.Names and some specific details have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of this story.Amen provides a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. It is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm and can be reached on 046 9023718. Sarah is taking strength from her role as mum to Katie (pics posed by models). Image: Shutterstock/Predrag Popovski 37,051 Views Short URL 42 Comments Sarah is taking strength from her role as mum to Katie (pics posed by models). This is the fourth article in our Bearing Witness series exploring how abusive relationships can appear – from the outside, and from the inside. Some readers may find this article upsetting.FROM THE very start of his daughter Sarah’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Paul was anxious.“The moment they met I was worrying,” he says.My gut instinct was ‘What is she doing with him?’ It was a gut reaction but it was also that he was too stand-offish, he couldn’t be in my presence, as if he couldn’t be around another man with her.Not long after she started going out with Eoin, Sarah moved into a house with some friends. Paul had a feeling something was not right one night and paid a visit to the house. Sarah was acting strangely, hiding something from him, and he felt she was covering for Eoin.“He was deprogramming her and re-programming her in his language,” he says.When I look back now at the words she was using that night, I can see that very early on he was trying to get into her head.‘She convinced me it wasn’t happening’Paul heard through neighbours that Sarah was being beaten by Eoin, but when he confronted her about it, she convinced him it was not true.“She denied it down to the ground,” he recalls. “She actually convinced me, he had her so well programmed that she convinced me it wasn’t happening.”It was only after Sarah eventually escaped that Paul learned the full extent of the violence she had been subjected to. He believes she kept it from him because she was afraid he would have taken matters into his own hands and then he “would have ended up the criminal”.‘You need to go to court’After the birth of her child Katie, Sarah managed to get away from Eoin, but he was still “controlling her over the phone,” says Paul.I had to give her a scenario that he may come back into her life and try to take her child because he has rights. That’s when I said, ‘you need to get your rights in place, you need to go to court’.Sarah got a safety order against Eoin. Paul says the experience of going court made her see that she could “stand on her own two feet”.He says he is extremely proud of her:“To watch her grow and to develop is amazing. To read her story is difficult, but I’m so proud of her and she is an amazing mother. She wouldn’t be able to have the relationship she has with her daughter if she was still in that situation.”‘My little blessing’Katie is now four years old and Sarah says she always calls her “my little blessing, she saved my life.”I think once she came along, I felt like – I can’t have her witnessing this. It’s disturbing for me, never mind a baby.Sarah was 17 years old when she met Eoin and the relationship lasted six years before her escape, three years ago. He was violent and emotionally abusive.“The first time he hit me he sucker-punched me right into the kidney and he didn’t hit me for another two years after that,” she says.‘Typical Prince Charming’Sarah says she did not recognise the warning signs at the beginning, but looking back she can see there were red flags in Eoin’s behaviour.“He was your typical Prince Charming. He was very attentive, taking care of me,” she recalls. “The behaviour is masked as though he’s looking after you, but really it’s controlling.”Sarah became socially isolated, losing contact with all of her friends, and she found herself dressing the way Eoin wanted her to. She says:You take it as – this is how he’d like to see me and if I wear these clothes it will please him. But actually it’s controlling. He wants to see you in what he wants to see you in. It’s not your choice. Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 8:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/Predrag Popovski Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM By Jennifer Ryan Share318 Tweet Email last_img read more

Le mystère de la formation des bras des galaxies spirales enfin découvert

first_imgLe mystère de la formation des bras des galaxies spirales enfin découvert ?Aussi belles soient elles, les galaxies en spirale et, plus précisément, la formation de leurs bras, restaient une énigme en astrophysique jusqu’à peu. Mais une équipe de chercheurs provenant de l’Université de Wisconsin-Madison et du centre d’Astrophysique d’Harvard-Smithsonian a peut être trouvé une réponse.L’un des grands mystères de l’astrophysique va-t-il être résolu ? Lequel ? Celui de la formation des “bras” des galaxies en spirale. Un mystère qui nous touche directement, quand on sait que notre galaxie, la Voie lactée, est en forme de spirale, et que 70% des galaxies voisines de la nôtre le sont également. Il était donc temps d’avoir la réponse à cette question. Et une équipe de chercheurs de l’université de Wisconsin-Madison et du centre d’Astrophysique d’Harvard-Smithsonian semble avoir trouvé un début de réponse.L’état des lieux théorique avant l’étudeAvant cette étude, deux théories s’affrontaient sur la formation de ces fameux “bras” galactiques : l’une développait l’hypothèse que ces “bras” se formaient et se déformaient de façon continue, l’autre que l’ensemble des éléments constitutifs des bras (étoiles, poussières et gaz) s’amassaient dans des zones gravitationnelles différentes formant les fameux bras pour des périodes relativement longues.Mais d’après la récente étude, la réponse se situerait en fait à mi-chemin entre les deux théories, via les résultats observés à travers les nombreuses simulations réalisées par l’équipe d’Elena D’Onghia.Les apports de la nouvelle étudePour en arriver là, l’équipe du Dr D’Onghia s’est fondée sur les résultats d’une simulation fournie par un super-ordinateur qui a suivi les directions de 100 millions “d’objets” stellaires. Ces trajets ont été mis en corrélation avec les forces astrophysiques connues, telle la gravité, et élaborant un mouvement à échelle galactique; l’étude utilisant les formes galactiques les plus familières.”Pour la première fois, nous avons pu observer que les ‘bras’ des galaxies en spirales ne sont pas éphémères, comme cela était soutenu depuis plusieurs décennies” explique Elena D’Onghia. “Ces bras se perpétuent, de façon persistante, et disposeraient d’une longue durée de vie” ajoute Mark Vogelsberger, l’un des autres chefs de l’étude, dans des propos relayés sur Science Daily.Ces bras seraient formés par l’influence de nuages moléculaires géants, qui perturberaient la tranquillité régnant autour de régions spécifiques de formation d’étoiles, des “nurseries stellaires” en somme. Ces nuages seraient assez puissants pour initier un mouvement en spirale de ces “nurseries”, mais également les soutenir dans ce mouvement.”Non seulement ces bras se forment en spirales, mais, à la différence de la théorie voulant que les bras se dissolvent une fois la perturbation disparue, nous avons observé que ces bras étaient persistants, même sans perturbation. Cela prouve que les bras sont générés par ces nuages moléculaires et qu’ils peuvent soutenir des forces comme la gravité, même sans la présence de perturbations”, explique Elena D’Onghia.Une expérience qui ouvre la porte à d’autresÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLa Galaxie simulée dans l’étude était une formation à un seul disque. Or certaines études récentes, qui se sont penchées sur les interactions de “voisinage” entre galaxies lorsque ces dernières étaient situées à proximité d’une autre, ont révélé que les bras d’une galaxie principale pouvaient être élaborés par la gravité additionnée d’un effet “poussant” d’une galaxie satellite, comme la galaxie M51.Cependant, cette nouvelle étape scientifique affine le rôle des nuages moléculaires géants, de l’impact de la gravité dans ces formations, et pose la question de la présence de “trous spatiaux” amenant certaines formations galactiques à ne pas arborer la forme en spirale désormais décryptée. Le 5 avril 2013 à 16:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Amateur Mathematician Makes Headway on DecadesOld Puzzle

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Google Employee Smashes World Record for Calculating PiStudy: Looks Do Matter When It Comes to STEM Success center_img While you struggle to help with the kids’ geometry homework, an amateur mathematician solved a longstanding riddle that stumped number theorists for nearly seven decades.In 1950, Hugo Hadwiger and Edward Nelson asked for the minimum number of colors needed to shade all points on a graph so that no two connected points have the same color.More than 60 years—and countless attempts at decoding the puzzle—later, Aubrey de Grey has made the first major advance with a new paper published last week.Over the years, researchers have narrowed the possibilities down to somewhere between four and seven colors. According to de Grey’s calculations, though, the chromatic number of the plane cannot be less than five.An English biologist known for his work on regenerative medicine, de Grey is, as Quanta Magazine pointed out, “an unlikely mathematical trailblazer.”This 826-vertex graph requires at least five colors to ensure no two connected vertices are the same shade (via Olena Shmahalo/Quanta Magazine/Marijn Heule)On the brink of 55, he currently serves as Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and vice president of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics. He is also editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging, and co-author of Ending Aging.He believes that medical technology may enable existing humans to live indefinitely.So how does one move from studying living organisms to graph theory? Through board games, of course.De Grey discovered the chromatic number of the plane problem during his days as a competitive Othello player, where he met mathematicians who introduced him to graph theory.In the decades since, during his occasional downtime, de Grey turns to the brain teaser—his idea of a good time.Using the Moser spindle (an undirected graph with seven vertices and 11 edges) and minimal computer assistance, he developed a 1,581-vertex graph that cannot be colored using four hues.“I got extraordinarily lucky,” de Grey told Quanta of his groundbreaking discovery. “It’s not every day that somebody comes up with the solution to a 60-year-old problem.”last_img read more

Arthur loves playing next to Coutinho and Casemiro

first_imgAfter winning the match against Argentina, Brazilian midfielder Arthur expressed how happy he feels playing beside Casemiro and Coutinho.During the last World Cup in Russia, Brazil really missed a midfielder who could protect the ball like Arthur Melo did and could let both Casemiro and Coutinho play more liberated in their positions.This Tuesday in the South American Clasico between Brazil and Argentina, we got our first glimpse at what we can expect from Arthur when he reaches his top form.Brazil played a really complicated match against Argentina this Tuesday, they barely got to defeat the Albiceleste without Lionel Messi and a great deal of that victory is thanks to the work that Arthur did alongside Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho.Melo already gets to practice with Coutinho in Barcelona, he will also get to play many matches alongside him and maybe even form a dynasty that can win many trophies in the Catalan club.However, the connection with Casemiro just started this Tuesday and Arthur was ecstatic for getting the chance to share the field with a world-class defensive midfielder like the Madridista against Argentina.⏱ FINAL: Argentina 0-1 Brazil (Miranda) Coutinho and Arthur played the whole game #fcblive #SuperClásico— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) October 16, 2018Arthur was part of the squad that defeated the Albiceleste from the very beginning, he played a fairly good match in an evening that a single goal scored by Miranda during the second half gave Brazil the victory in the end.“I am very happy with my personal performance and with the overall collective achievement that we made today,” said Arthur via Diario Sport after Brazil’s victory against Argentina on Tuesday.“I have played with confidence and a very relaxed thanks to my teammates, who believe in my work. I do believe we are building a great squad and playing alongside players of the likes of Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho makes things a lot easier.”“It is always great being able to defeat Argentina, and even better than I did it on my first Clasico I played against them. Plus, there was a trophy on the line. Every single player loves being a part of huge matches like this one.”Neither the heat nor the pitch can be an excuse to not perform in a match like this one, but we did find some difficulties because Argentina is a very tough opponent and they have a fantastic squad,” he concluded.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.🇧🇷 Arthur Melo during training with Brazil #fcblive #SuperClásico— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) October 16, 2018Arthur’s return to BarcelonaThis match must have been a revelation for both the player and manager Ernesto Valverde, who was very focused on watching his midfielder with the greatest potential in Barcelona.There is still no clue of who the boss will use for this Saturday’s La Liga match against Sevilla, but Valverde surely does have the intention of getting Arthur more minutes during this stage of the season.Barcelona’s defensive problems might also be beneficial for the Brazilian, because the manager will use his more defensive midfield players as center-backs in the next couple of months and Arthur doesn’t make that cut.The gaffer has plans of using Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal in that position, which will leave Melo a greater role as the game constructor that he is for very important matches that are coming within the next month at least.The absence of Thomas Vermaelen which was confirmed last week, will give everybody a much more important role at Barcelona and Arthur will be no different from the rest of his teammates.#Superclássico 🏆🇧🇷📷 Lucas Figueiredo / CBF— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) October 16, 2018What do you think about Arthur Melo’s upcoming role in FC Barcelona’s next couple of months? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Rural Georgia feels sticker shock on federal healthinsurance site

first_imgALBANY, Ga. — If Lee Mullins lived in Pittsburgh, he could buy mid-level health coverage for his family for $940 a month. If he lived in Beverly Hills, Calif., he would pay $1,405.But Mullins, who builds custom swimming pools, lives in southwest Georgia. Here, a similar health plan for his family of four costs $2,654 a month.This largely agrarian pocket of Georgia, where peanuts and pecans are major crops and hunters bag alligators up to 10 feet long, is one of the most expensive places in the nation to buy health insurance through the new online marketplaces created by the federal health law. The only place with higher premiums are the Colorado mountain resort areas around Aspen and Vail, a high-cost-of-living area unlike Georgia.“We’re not real happy with the way things are going in our neck of the woods,” said David Hardin, Mullins’ insurance broker.All the dynamics that drive up health costs have coalesced here in southwestern Georgia, pushing up premiums. Expensive chronic conditions such as obesity and cancer are common among the quarter-million people in this region. One hospital system dominates the area, leaving little competition. Only one insurer is offering policies in the online marketplace, and many physicians are not participating, limiting consumer choice.Until these elements are brought under control, it will be challenging for the Affordable Care Act to fully live up to its name, not just here but in other parts of the country where premiums are high. Other expensive places include rural Nevada, parts of Wisconsin, most of Wyoming, southeastern Mississippi, southwestern Connecticut and Alaska.last_img read more