10 months agoNewcastle boss Rafa Benitez hopes for busy transfer market

first_imgNewcastle boss Rafa Benitez hopes for busy transfer marketby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez hopes to be busy during the January market.But he doesn’t expect a bumper transfer budget from owner Mike Ashley.”I am used to wheeling and dealing all my life,” he said. “I don’t think I was breaking the record in transfer windows, never, ever, with any of my teams. “We had to sell players to buy players. I don’t have any problem with that if you do things in time and find the right players. The main thing is to find the right players.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Thad Matta earns 300th win in Ohio State mens basketball season opener

OSU freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate in action during a game against Marquette on Nov. 18 in Columbus. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta notched his 300th win as the Buckeyes defeated Mount St. Mary’s 76-54 in the team’s first game of the season.Matta, who is in his 12th season with the team, became OSU’s all-time winningest coach during last season’s Big Ten tournament. His OSU teams now have a record of 300-94.“I’ve always said that I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here at Ohio State,” Matta said. “It goes back to (Alex Haley’s) old saying, ‘When you see a turtle on the fence post, you know it didn’t get there by itself.’ That’s definitely me on that fence post.”Sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate said Matta is deserving of his record.“That’s just another stat to add to his résumé, he’s a wonderful coach, he’s a wonderful guy and hopefully we have many to come this year,” Tate said.Tate, who missed the Buckeyes’ exhibition game against Walsh with a sprained ankle, helped lead the Buckeyes to victory with an impressive offensive showing. His 21 points were one shy of tying his career-high, and his two 3-point field goals nearly equaled his season total from his freshman campaign (three). “It definitely boosts my confidence. I’m still not where I want to be, so I have to continue to work, I can’t rest on that,” Tate said.Matta said as a coach it was rewarding to see Tate’s hard work pay off.“Jae’Sean was good. It was so exciting when he let his first three go, to see it go down. I’ve seen that kid, how diligent he’s been in terms of his work ethic and developing that,” Matta said.Two of the more veteran players on the roster, junior forward Marc Loving and sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop, led the team in minutes with 35 and 38, respectively, but it was freshman center/forward Daniel Giddens who made one of the biggest impacts of the afternoon.The 6-foot-9 Mableton, Georgia, native made his presence known with 11 points in 26 minutes of hard play.“For myself individually, I just have to build on what I did today and just want to make this season a successful one,” Giddens said.Matta said he was impressed with Giddens’ play.“Daniel was everywhere. He was showing his chest, helping, getting back to his man,” Matta said. “The thing I love about Daniel is that effort is never going to be a problem for him. He’s a kid who cares, he is starving for extra work, he’s starving for finding ways to improve his game.” Giddens appeared to be calm on the court, but the freshman said he was “freaking out”  internally.“I’m not going to lie, I was nervous. I’m still nervous. This is new to me,” Giddens said.Other freshmen members of the Scarlet and Gray also made their presences known. Guard JaQuan Lyle put up 12 points, the third-highest of the team, and guard A.J. Harris came off the bench, showing off his publicized speed and energy. Meanwhile, guard Austin Grandstaff nailed a 3-point attempt, his first and only shot of his young career. The Buckeyes started the game strong going into the half with a 42-21 lead and a team field-goal percentage of 56.3 percent. The Mountaineers tried to mount a comeback in the second half, at one point cutting the deficit to 13 points.“I painted the picture at halftime, I said this is what could happen and it did. We got a little bit complacent,” Matta said. “We didn’t have the pace we needed in the second half.”Turnovers were an issue for the Buckeyes throughout the game, something Tate said will get better as the season goes along.“Having such a young team, being the first game I think that played a role in that. With two freshman point guards and so many young guys, we’ll mature as the season goes on,” Tate said.Matta said the turnovers were due to not making the simple play, and there’s still a lot of teaching needed for a young Buckeye team that has games both Tuesday and Friday. “I just told them after the game, ‘You guys want to play in the NBA? Well, you’ve got an NBA schedule this week,’” Matta said. “We’ve got to prepare for Grambling, but we also got to look at what we need to get better at.”The Buckeyes are set to take the court again at the Schottenstein Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Grambling State. read more

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Crew enters home playoff contest in need of goals

An unmistakable confidence has pervaded Columbus Crew training sessions in the week leading up to this Saturday’s home-leg playoff match against the Colorado Rapids, despite trailing 1-0 in total goals scored. “We are very confident that we can overcome this deficit,” said Columbus head coach Robert Warzycha on Thursday. Warzycha’s assertiveness has rubbed off on Crew players. Andy Gruenebaum, who will be the Crew’s starting goalkeeper Saturday, is relishing the pressure. “We’re all very confident, it is true,” Gruenebaum said. “No one is freaking out, there’s no frantic behavior. This is what we play for, to be the higher seed and to have this game at home.” The Rapids were aggressive and took advantage of defensive miscues by Columbus en route to a 1-0 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the opening leg of the series on Oct. 28. Gruenebaum hopes to guide the Crew to a stronger defensive showing Saturday. “As a defensive unit, we need to keep a high line and maintain pressure on the ball and their big playmakers like Conor Casey and [Omar] Cummings,” Gruenebaum said. Robbie Rogers started in the midfield for the Crew in the first leg match at Colorado and provided insight into Saturday night’s must-win contest. “It’s positive in the locker room right now, we’ll be keeping the ball better and we’ll tighten it up on defense,” he said. With the Crew organization expecting a sizable turn-out for Saturday’s match, Rogers sees the loyal Columbus fan base as the final piece of the winning equation. “Just being here at home with all the fan groups is special,” Rogers said. “We have a close connection with all the people in this stadium. They’re the best in the MLS, so the atmosphere is going to be in our favor. This is in our hands.” read more

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UNC head football coach Everett Withers joins Ohio State football staff

Everett Withers, the current interim head coach of the University of North Carolina football team, was hired Wednesday to join new Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s staff. Withers will be the assistant head coach, as well as co-defensive coordinator under Meyer, according to a press release. Withers will split defensive coordinator duties with current OSU head coach Luke Fickell. However, Meyer previously said Fickell will call plays for the unit. In his fourth season at UNC and his first as its head coach, Withers led the team to a 7-5 overall record and an appearance in the Dec. 26 Independence Bowl against Missouri. Withers will stay with the Tar Heels to coach its bowl game. A UNC football team spokesman declined to comment to The Lantern regarding Withers’ departure from the university. OSU did not immediately make Withers’ contract details available. Withers is currently in his 24th season as football coach of both NFL and college teams. Withers began his coaching career as defensive coordinator at Austin Peay in 1988 and would eventually hold other collegiate coaching position at Tulane (1991), Southern Mississippi (1992-93), Louisville (1995-97), Texas (1998-2000) and Minnesota (2007) before becoming UNC’s defensive coordinator and secondary coach in 2008. Withers has also served as defensive backs coach for the NFL’s Tennesee Titans from 2001-2006 and oversaw defensive quality control for the New Orleans Saints in 1994. The Independence Bowl Dec. 26 is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. kickoff while Fickell will coach OSU in Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 2 when the Buckeyes play Florida in the Gator Bowl. read more

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NCAA approves tougher violations rules Gene Smith sees improvement in flawed system

The NCAA Board of Directors released a new, more stringent set of rules Tuesday for enforcing athletic programs’ adherence to codes of conduct. The new rules try to simplify and accelerate what has traditionally been a long and complicated rule-enforcing process. The rules also aim to increase the severity of the sanctions and make punishments more uniform instead of treating things on a case-by-case basis, according to the announcement posted on ncaa.org.  Among the most notable changes involve holding head coaches more accountable for the actions of their staff. Now, violations by any member of the staff will reflect on the head coach, unless he or she can prove their personal effort for an “atmosphere of strict compliance.” There was also a change in tiers of violations. Rather than categorizing a violation as “major” or “secondary,” there will now be four levels, with a level one violation being the most “severe breach of conduct.” The NCAA could potentially disqualify a team for multiple years of postseason play and fine the program millions of dollars for a level one violation. Other consequences for various levels of infractions include harsher scholarship reductions, recruiting limits and head coach suspensions. Suspensions for coaches as well as programs can range from 10 percent of the season to a full season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions will expand from 10 members to 24, speeding up the infractions process and handing out violations in a more timely manner. In Ohio State football’s case, this could have meant serving out OSU’s bowl ineligibility during the 2011 season rather than the current season. The last of the most significant changes in the new set of rules includes a more consistent penalty system. Sanctions will no longer be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the new standards will ensure equal treatment – and punishment – across the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert said the rules aim to eliminate the temptation for teams to do whatever it takes to win. “We have sought all along to remove the `risk-reward’ analysis that has tempted people — often because of the financial pressures to win at all costs — to break the rules in the hopes that either they won’t be caught or that the consequences won’t be very harsh if they do get caught,” Emmert said. “The new system the board adopted today is the result of a lot of hard work and membership input devoted to protecting the collegiate model.” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said he agrees with the new rules and says they help to solve a “flawed” system. “I am supportive of the new legislation,” Smith said. “It provides clarity and transparency to a system of enforcement and infraction management that was flawed. It also will improve the ability for cases to be handled more expeditiously.” Emmert began the process of establishing a new set of rules in August 2011. The new enforcement structure will take effect on August 1, 2013. Dan Hope contributed to this article
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Pellegrini compares Wilshere to Italian legend

first_imgWest Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has compared the club’s midfielder Jack Wilshere to former Italian great Andrea Pirlo.Former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce criticized the club’s midfield pairing of Wilshere and Mark Noble but Pellegrini insists the pair are a good fit together.The duo have failed to convince so far, as West Ham began their Premier League campaign with a 4-0 loss at Liverpool and a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth.But, asked about Allardyce’s comments, Pellegrini said, according to Sky Sports: “That is the opinion of Sam Allardyce. I know him and I respect him and everyone has his opinion.”“One opinion is that you can play one good player with the other one and the other is that they can play 4-4-2.”“If you need fast players they cannot do it. If you need good technical players that they don’t lose any balls, they can play together.”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“In football there are a lot of things you can do. Remember Juventus, around four or five years ago, played with one holding midfielder. It was Andrea Pirlo.”“And Pirlo is the same as Jack. He has the same characteristics as Jack. I think that every good player can play with others.”The England international spent 10 years with the Gunners and, although he has been hindered by injuries at times, Pellegrini says Wilshere can still reach the heights which once saw him earmarked as a potential superstar.“I’m sure about that,” said Pellegrini.“Because he is just 26 years old, and because he knows better how he must manage his physical work, so as not to be injured.”“In the last two seasons he played a lot of games. This season we’ve been working with him from July 1 and he’s not having any problems.”last_img read more

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Prisoners captured

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 5, 2016 – The three men who escaped her Majesty’s Prison on Friday were by Saturday morning recaptured.  While there still remains no details on how the men broke out of the prison and no information on where the men were found or how they were recaptured, residents are relieved that the trio – jailed for burglary, arson and illegal entry – were returned to HMP where they will either serve out their sentences or are awaiting trial.  There is also no word on whether the trio will be hit with criminal charges for that Friday afternoon prison break. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #prisonercapturedcenter_img #MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Rudiger HudsonOdoi has asked me about Germany

first_imgGerman defender Antonio Rudiger revealed that his Chelsea team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked him about his homeland, amid interest from Bayern MunichAfter struggling to earn regular opportunities this season at Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi is understood to be keen on seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge this month.Now Bayern, who have reportedly had four bids turned down by Chelsea for Hudson-Odoi, confirmed their “great interest” in the 18-year-old on Wednesday.And Rudiger has admitted a move to the Bundesliga is definitely on the teenage winger’s mind.“He asked me about Germany. It was a general question from him,” said Rudiger, according to Sports Mole.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“He is still young, I can advise him, but at the end of the day he decides about his future“You can see it from both sides. He can develop here but he can develop in Germany as well — and don’t forget Bayern Munich are also a big club.“For his future, I wish him all the best but I just wish he stays with us.”Despite his lack of opportunities, Hudson-Odoi has started in Chelsea’s last two games in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.last_img read more

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Eid Mubarak Best quotes wishes images SMS Quran verses to share on

first_imgDo you know the meaning of EID?E – Embrace with an open heartI – Inspire with impressive attitudeD – Distribute pleasure to allMay this Eid be as bright as ever The new moon has been sighted and its the time to celebrate the end of Ramadan season. Wishing you the warm greetings of the festival. Happy Eid 2017 wishes to you and your family. Before the golden Sun rises, let me decorate each of its rays with wishes of success, prosperity and happiness for you and your loved ones! Eid Mubarak! Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant. May the blessings you seek make you a better person. Happy Eid al-Fitr 2017.Images & GIFsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2019123 GreetingsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2017123 GreetingsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2017123 GreetingsHappy Eid al-Fitr 2017123 GreetingsQuran verses & HadithTaqabbala Allahu minna wa minkum. (“May Allah accept from us, and from you.”)Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair! — (May every year find you in good health!)”O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” — al-Baqarah, 2:183″O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183″The best charity is that given to a relative who does not like you.” — Fiqh-us-Sunnah:V3N100″Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” — Prophet Muhammad (s) as narrated by A’isha (ra) in Sahih Bukhari, vol. 8, hadith 471. India to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on June 16 May God send his Love like Sunshine in his warm and gentle ways to fill every corner of your Heart and filled your Life with a lot of Happiness like this EID DAY. Wishing you EID MUBARAK. It’s more than just an Eid wish, more than a message too. For it comes with warm and loving thoughts because it’s meant for you.center_img Close After congregational Eid prayer, Sentiment reciprocated with a deep sense of Gratitude and manifestation. Very very happy Eid to you and your family. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:09Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:08?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Eid al-Fitr (Eid ul-Fitr) 2019 has been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, UAE and most of the countries around the world. On this auspicious day, which also marks the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the fact that they were able to fully deliver on their Almighty’s command by fasting for a month and seeking closeness to and forgiveness from Allah. Eid al-Fitr is the big payday for the Muslims who spent the month obeying Allah.Eid al-Fitr (festival of fast-breaking) is one of the two biggest festivals celebrated by Muslims around the world besides Eid al-Adha (festival of sacrifice). On this day, Muslims who followed Ramadan with absolute faith are forgiven for their past sins. The celebrations of Eid are carried over for three days, during which Muslims greet friends and relatives and an environment of joy and delight is created everywhere.Muslims on this day exchange greetings with each other, in person or over the phone. With the ease of sending instant messages, images, GIFs and more, people can wish their friends and family on Eid. Here are a few messages, quotes, SMS and Quran verses you can use to add that extra affection and personalisation to your wishes. [Representational image]Creative CommonsHope Love & Laughter. Warmth & wishes joy and a Bouquet of Eid Wishes, Especially for you!!! EID MUBARAKlast_img read more

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Despite US sanctions Iran becomes Indias second largest oil supplier

first_imgA gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005 (representational image).Reuters fileIran was the second-biggest oil supplier to Indian state refiners between April and June, India’s oil minister said on Monday, replacing Saudi Arabia as companies took advantage of steeper discounts offered by Tehran.India, Iran’s top oil client after China, shipped in 5.67 million tonnes or about 457,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from the country in the first three months of this fiscal year, Dharmendra Pradhan told lawmakers in a written reply.He did not provide comparable numbers from the year-ago period. Data compiled by Reuters shows that India imported about 3.46 million tonnes, or about 279,000 bpd, from Iran between April and June last year.State refiners, accounting for about 60 percent of India’s 5 million bpd refining capacity, had curbed imports from Iran last year in protest against Tehran’s move to grant development rights for the giant Farzad B gas field to other parties.The refiners – Indian Oil Corp, Chennai Petroleum Corp, Bharat Petroleum and its unit Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals – shipped in 9.8 million tonnes of Iranian oil in 2017/18, about a quarter less than a year ago, Pradhan’s reply showed.For this fiscal year, the refiners had decided to almost double imports from Iran, which offered almost free shipping and extended credit period on oil sales.Iraq continued to be the top oil supplier to India in the April-June period. New Delhi shipped in 7.27 million tonnes of oil from Iraq, while shipments from Saudi Arabia totalled 5.22 million tonnes, making it the third largest supplier, Pradhan’s statement showed.India and other major buyers of Iranian oil are under pressure to cut imports from the country after Washington in May withdrew from a 2005 nuclear deal with Tehran and decided to reimpose sanctions on the OPEC member.Reuters reported last month that India had asked refiners to prepare for drastic reductions or even zero Iranian oil imports. The first set of sanctions will take effect on Aug. 6 and the rest, notably in the petroleum sector, following a 180-day “wind-down period” ending on Nov. 4.”Indian refineries import crude oil from diverse sources including Iran, depending on technical and commercial considerations,” Pradhan said, without elaborating if the refiners would cut imports from Tehran.India’s overall oil imports from Iran in June declined by about 16 percent from May as refiners started weaning their plants off crude from Iran to avoid U.S. sanctions.last_img read more

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City Of Houston Community Groups Work To Reach SpanishSpeaking Flood Victims

first_imgFlorian MartinState Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, speaks about the importance of getting flood recovery information to Spanish-speakers.The Greenspoint area in north Houston was one of the hardest-hit during the recent flooding.Its population is about two-thirds Hispanic, many of whom speak little or no English.State Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, said when he visited a temporary shelter the night of the flooding, he noticed that not a lot of Spanish-speakers were coming in.That’s why he and Mayor Sylvester Turner decided to partner with community organizations to reach out to Spanish-speaking flood victims.“They shouldn’t fear the city of Houston, or these organizations because they were just there to help,” Walle said. “They weren’t ICE, you know. And I don’t mean that in a joking way. I’m being very serious about that. They’re not immigration authorities. They’re just there to help.”Mary Moreno is with the Texas Organizing Project, one of the groups that’s doing outreach among Greenspoint residents.She said they are going door to door to make sure Spanish-speakers get all the information they need.“A lot of it is disseminated in English,” Moreno said. “So if it’s not on Univision, or Telemundo, or in one of the Spanish-speaking papers, they’re not getting it.”Moreno said she wants flood victims to know that their citizenship or immigration status doesn’t affect their eligibility for help.You do have to be a legal resident in order to get assistance from FEMA. But it’s sufficient to have one family member who is a citizen or green card holder. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /01:16 X Listenlast_img read more

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Full Show Where To Rebuild After Harvey And A Hidden Message In

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /50:35 On Tuesday’s edition of Houston Matters: How, and where should Houstonians rebuild differently after Harvey? Our panel of experts share their ideas as we invite you to join in on  the conversation.Also this hour: We hear how Houston’s technology community pulled together to help during and after the storm. And we learn about a hidden message discovered in a Houston home damaged by Harvey.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Listen Sharelast_img read more

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Michael Walton Foundation Invests in DC Youth

first_imgRaven Goodwin, Michael Walton, and Kenny Lattimore. (Courtesy Photo)Michael Walton dedicated his life to investing in the community and children. Walton stops by Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast D.C. three times a year through the Michael Walton Foundation – an organization that provides positive outlets for youth and young adults through creative programs and services. According to its website, the foundation targets minority students from the sixth to 12th grades.“This is what drives me being a part of inspiring the youth going around the world empowering students and making them aware that they can achieve anything they put their minds to, anything,” he said.This time Walton brought rhythm and blues singer Kenny Lattimore and actress Raven Goodwin from the BET sitcom “Being Mary Jane” with him on his visit Feb. 12. Both celebrities are native Washingtonians and recognize how important it is to invest in the lives of young people.“Being at home in D.C. where we started this was us chasing our dreams,” Goodwin said. “This is where our hunger for success began.”Lattimore said that it is a priority to empower the youth. “I’ve always been dedicated to empowering young people using the elements of education, mentoring, and the arts,” he said. “When I found out the Michael Walton Foundation’s mission was similar to mine – it was a great fit.”During the workshop students defined success within themselves. “Success to me is following my dreams no matter what. I want to be an engineer and nothing is going to stop me from achieving my goals, it’s up to me,” graduating senior Shaunetta Green said.The overarching purpose of the day was to challenge students to understand that being successful is something they must focus on every day. “Success for me is learning something each day. I think that really is success because money comes and goes. There are highs and lows – triumphs and failures but the journey – and how we navigate the journey is my barometer for success,” said Lattimore.Another lesson the children learned was about having a sense of community. “My mother really inspired me and made me conscious of the importance of giving back. She managed my career and guided my life from the beginning. My musical heroes are Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder, they’re also huge givers in our community and I’ve watched and emulated them. Jesus Christ is my ultimate hero. I try to follow his principles and the way he lived,” Lattimore said.“Young people are responsible for [their] own futures and they have to invest in themselves. Education and information will empower them to make great decisions” he continued.last_img read more

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More precise method of nanopatterning

first_img Explore further “A nanoimprint method has already been achieved in nanopatterning with a high resolution using negative type photoresist,” Kosei Ueno tells PhysOrg.com. Ueno is a scientist at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, and associated with PRESTO. “However, some problems remain with the negative type photoresist.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Hot off the press: Nanoscale Gutenberg-style printing Ueno is part of a group, including Satoaki Takabatake, Ko Onishi, Hiroko Itoh, Yoshiaki Nishijima, and Hiroaki Misawa, working on lithography using positive type photoresist. “The positive type photoresist is ideal,” Ueno says. “We show nanopatterning with single nanometer resolution on positive type photoresist film for the first time.” The results of these efforts can be seen in Applied Physics Letters: “Homogeneous nano-patterning using plasmon-assisted photolithography.”Up until now, one of the major problems with near-field lithography has been that nanopatterns on a photoresist film have been unable to reflect the patterns on a photomask with the desired nanoscale accuracy. Because of the near-field intensity profile, the nanopatterns fabricated using lithography can be shallow – and dependent on exposure dose. The technique demonstrated by Ueno and his colleagues can accurately fabricate deep nanopatterns, enhancing the use of near-field lithography.“My current scientific interests are the fabrication and optical characterization of gold nanostructures defined with sub-nanometer precision,” Ueno explains. Indeed, this nano-patterning technique makes use of gold as part of the plasmon-assisted system. Nanostructured photomasks were coated with gold film, created with the technique known as electron beam lithography. “Using this method, metallic nanopatterns as well as semiconductor nanopatterns can be formed through the etching process,” Ueno says. In addition to being able to fabricate different nanopatterns reflected onto a photomask, the group was able to create precise nanopatterns suitable for a lift-off process, due to the use of positive photoresist film. The patterns created using negative photoresist are not usually suitable for lift-off.Ueno and his colleagues think that this new lithography technique can be used to replace the current nanoimprint technology that makes use of negative photoresist. Among the possible future applications of this technique might even be in telecommunications. “We could apply the nanostructures created to the waveguide for telecom.” Indeed, the ability to lift-off with this lithography technique could probably provide waveguide structures for a number of applications in the future.Right now, this fabrication process requires direct contact with the positive photoresit film that is spin-coated onto a substrate of glass. The next step, says Ueno, is to develop a system that does not require direct contact. “The development of the 10 nanomater-node photolithography system without contact exposure is planned according to utilizing the directional scattering components of light coupled with the radiation mode of plasmon resonance as an exposure source,” he explains.If this technique gains widespread acceptance, there is a good possibility that it could be quite useful going forward. The shallowness and lack of complete precision at the nanoscale using negative photoresist means that this alternative might be attractive. The ability to create deeper patterns, and to perform the lift-off process, using positive photoresist is a step forward in nanopatterning. Citation: More precise method of nanopatterning (2011, August 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-precise-method-nanopatterning.html More information: “Homogeneous nano-patterning using plasmon-assisted photolithography,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 011107 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3606505last_img read more

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first_imgPhotograph of the Saccade Mirror. Image: University of Tokyo This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) — University of Japan researchers have worked on a camera system that tracks fast-moving objects in realtime, automatically keeping fast moving objects centered. The system can track fast-moving objects with high accuracy, called “amazing.” A video demo has been made that reveals their success. This is a pan-tilt system that keeps an object at the center of the field. The researchers started work based on a challenge they recognized in the broadcast of major sports events such as the World Cup and games at the Olympics, where videos that are powerful and of the highest quality are in demand. In reality, though, they call attention to a number of limitations in techniques being used to capture the games. “It is often hard for camera operators to keep tracking their camera’s direction on a dynamic object,” they wrote, such as the player or the ball. Shooting has been limited either to moving the camera’ gaze slowly with a wide angle of view or inaccurately controlling the gaze. “Super slow and close-up videos of the remarkable player or the ball are thought to be especially quite valuable. However, camera operators have not been able to do that.” Carrying out their work at Ishikawa Oku Laboratory, the team worked out a camera system that can track fast-moving objects with something described as a high-speed gaze control device Two mirrors, one pan, one tilt, can move sixty degrees in approximately 3.5 milliseconds. These mirrors do the tracking realtime, bouncing images back to a stationary high-speed camera. The 1ms Auto Pan-Tilt system, as the system is named, gets its 1ms designation because it uses a 1,000 frame-per-second vision targeting system. Mirrors react to changes in the subject’s speed or trajectory in no more than 3.5 milliseconds, which is the amount of time required for either of them to move a full 60 degrees, their panning and tilting limit.Their work does not signify a first in pant-tilt camera systems development. The researchers do, however, spell out where their work has an edge. “To control the camera’s gaze with millisecond order in real time is difficult. The main reason is the method of controlling the gaze. A general pan/tilt camera is mounted on a rotational base with two-axis actuators. The actuators must control both the base and the camera. For millisecond-order control, the weight of the rotating parts must be reduced as much as possible”. In their method, the camera is fixed and their gaze-control device using rotational mirrors is installed next to the camera, controlling the camera’s gaze with use of the two mirrors. Citation: 1ms pan-tilt camera system tracks the flying balls (w/ Video) (2012, July 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-1ms-pan-tilt-camera-tracks-balls.html More information: www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/mvf/Sac … rFullHD/index-e.htmlcenter_img Auto Pan-Tilt image sequence of a pingpong game. (500fps, Full-HD). Image: University of Tokyo Explore further An easily predictable application would, as the researchers suggest, be for use in televised sports, where the camera used in the system shoots in full HD at 500 frames per second. Another application could be for science research in shooting fast-moving objects such as birds, insects, or aircraft.Team members behind the development are Kohei Okumura, Hiromasa Oku and Masatoshi Ishikawa. © 2012 Phys.org Sony develops ‘IPELA Engine’ capable of an industry-first 130db wide dynamic range in Full HD qualitylast_img read more

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ONPRC aside,C. infiltrated ONPRC Hired as an animal care technician she shot videos of monkeys in small barren cages In an ensuing campaign PETA claimed the animals ate food mixed with feces pulled their hair out as a result of stress and lived in constant fear of lab workers The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigated but found no animal welfare violations “Yet the video lives on” says Diana Gordon “and it still rears its ugly head” (A PETA spokesperson notes that USDA has cited ONPRC for several violations of the Animal Welfare Act since then) But ONPRC did not retreat Instead it scheduled more tours and encouraged its scientists to engage the public “There was a universal realization that we needed to do more to help people understand what we were doing” Gordon says Today she leads the high school students along a dirt path that skirts several enclosures made of chain-link fence and cinder blocks Inside each a couple of dozen rhesus macaques scale the fencing chase one another on a spinning metal wheel and swing from a tire tied to a rope Several new mothers clutch babies to their chests; some female students coo at them More than 3000 macaques live in enclosures like those or in larger open-air arenas Another 1500 which researchers are actively studying are housed in a building off-limits to the tour Gordon says those animals may be susceptible to human diseases and unlike the others aren’t used to seeing large groups of people and would be stressed by visitors If we keep being secretive about animal research our laws are going to change too Funding will dry up and our work will get a lot more difficult Ken Gordon Northwest Association for Biomedical Research She tries to tackle head-on any misconceptions the students may have “If you see these animals smacking each other they’re just establishing dominance Some are losing their hair some have red bottoms—this is normal during mating season And here’s what monkey chow looks like” she says passing around a plastic baggie filled with brown pellets “Yes it looks a bit like poop but it isn’t” ONPRC’s approach echoes one many UK research facilities have taken to heart After years of animal rights extremism such as physical assaults and setting fire to buildings the London-based Understanding Animal Research (UAR) launched the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK in 2014 Most UK institutions have now signed the agreement pledging to be more transparent about how and why they use animals The University of Oxford posts 360° photos of its animal holding and testing facilities for example and the University of Cambridge takes web visitors inside its rodent research showing videos of rats that have had brain surgery to give them symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder “It’s never as bad as people think it will be in their imagination” says Wendy Jarrett UAR’s CEO “And the message is more powerful if it comes from the institutions themselves rather than from groups like ours” The strategy appears to have had an impact UK public support for animal research has ticked up in the past few years according to polls and Jarrett says the number of negative news stories about animal experimentation has dropped Inspired nearly 100 animal facilities in Spain signed a similar agreement and last week 16 institutions in Portugal did the same In February about 100 US scientists veterinarians and university administrators gathered in San Francisco California to call for more transparency from the country’s animal labs One upshot: a proposed US Animal Research Openness Agreement which if formalized would bind signatories to be more candid about the animal research they do much like the UK concordat “You could go through the halls of our university and not find any information about where our medical advances came from” says Larry Carbone director of the animal care and use program at the University of California San Francisco He says his university will try to put more of its animal research online “It should be the first thing a kid doing a term paper on animal testing encounters” High school students on a tour view monkeys in the largest habitats at the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton ROGER WERTH Likewise Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland plans to step up its game “Our animal use page was a 50-word paragraph” says Audrey Huang the university’s director of media relations She’s pushing the school to talk more about its animal work in press releases and Hopkins has begun to make videos about the lab animals it adopts out—a program Huang says was in place long before the Rescue + Freedom Project came on the scene In one video A Home for Louie a 1-year-old hound that had been implanted with a lung device to study asthma plays fetch and cuddles with his new owner on the couch The University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison is taking things further Press releases about animal research at other universities usually skate over sensitive information but UW’s describe injecting monkeys with Ebola virus and performing heart surgery on pigs for example and its web pages detail its animal research program UW also posts its USDA inspection reports online even after the agency began scrubbing them from its own website in a controversial move last year Those reports sometimes criticize university practices But disclosing them not only is honest says UW Director of Research Communications Terry Devitt but can also preempt animal rights groups like the Milford Ohio–based Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) Such groups have staffers dedicated to unearthing the USDA reports and blasting them out to journalists in campaigns that have triggered huge fines and even lab closures “When things go wrong fess up correct it and tell the world about it” Ken Gordon says “If it has to be dug up it makes it look like you were trying to hide something” He also has floated the idea of livestreaming video from animal facilities Others have suggested filming inspections and conducting live video chats during animal procedures Gordon calls such efforts “radical transparency” and hopes they’ll get millennials whom he says value brutal honesty on board But whether scientists themselves will embrace transparency remains to be seen Transparent or opaque In the early 2000s animal rights groups got wind of a lab at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson that used surgery on live dogs to teach medical students Activist campaigns forced the school to switch to pigs but it was soon assailed again “The dean was getting thousands of calls and emails” says Thomas Lohmeier a cardiovascular researcher at the center who uses dogs to develop cardiac implants for people “So we shut down the pig lab too The university just didn’t want to deal with it anymore” Lohmeier kept his own research under the radar for 30 years for fear of being targeted “I was concerned about myself and my family” he says “I was worried they’d shut my research down too” He thinks transparency won’t stop animal rights activists let alone bring the public back “You can explain why your research is important and this and that but the animal rights folks won’t care” One animal rights activist SAEN Co-Founder Michael Budkie says Lohmeier is right “More transparency won’t stop us from doing what we’re doing You can’t put a good face on animals being seriously injured or killed” The White Coat Waste Project uses images of dogs in cages on their billboards (top) whereas pro-research groups like Americans for Medical Progress shoot images of scientists bonding with animals (bottom) for use in their ads (TOP TO BOTTOM) WHITE COAT WASTE PROJECT; BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE The White Coat Waste Project’s Goodman adds that outreach efforts like ONPRC’s are just a whitewash “ONPRC’s tour skips the research monkeys” he says “It’s essentially a day at the zoo” He says the research community has in fact been resisting transparency He points to a US Government Accountability Office analysis released last month showing that a variety of US research organizations don’t want federal agencies to release more data on animal experimentation “They’re fighting transparency at every turn” Even if US institutions do become more open that doesn’t guarantee it will sway the public UK polls showing increased support for animal research as the openness initiative took hold don’t prove the two are related And Jarrett admits that the United Kingdom may not be a perfect model for the United States “When activists got bad here our government criminalized extremist activity with up to 15 years in prison” she says Animal rights activity dropped off precipitously after that she says which made speaking up easier “In the US.

and he has been building a more credible political machine in recent weeks. AFP With all eyes on Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, Hoegh-Guldberg says. “If bleaching events continue to increase in both frequency and intensity, Ideals are often the mask worn by obstruction.Trump visits Florida hospital to pay respects after school shooting | Reuters World Reuters Feb 17, the All Progressives Congress APC on Friday declared that it has absolute lack of confidence on the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission ENSIEC APC chairman in Enugu State Dr Ben Nwoye made the assertion alongide chairman of the party’s screening committee for the council election Hon Hyacinth Ngwu Ngwu had at the media parley unveiled the party’s plan and readiness for the election with a warning that it would resist any attempt by the ENSIEC to disqualify any of the party’s candidates He said his committee would do a thorough job during the screening exercise tomorrow Saturday in line with the relevant electoral laws and the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended Ngwu maintained that according to the relevant provisions of the Electoral Act the ENSIEC lacked the power to disqualify and candidate presented to it by a political party “What the law requires the ENSIEC to do is to publish the name of the candidates within 7 days Only the court can give order for the disqualification of a candidate “We are saying this because of what happened in Enugu State in the past when our candidate were disqualified without giving them any paper to show why they were disqualified We are not going to accept such again” he stressed He equally hinted that the APC would field candidates for the 17 chairmanship positions and the 260 wards in the State Ngwu added that “we in the APC believe in law and order that’s why we are complying with every democratic step to get our candidates for the election We also have a sub-committee that will screen the councilorship aspirants” Speaking in the same vein Nwoye alleged that all the members of the ENSIEC were card carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP According to Nwoye “we have absolute confidence and the reason is clear What we have is a situation where all the members of ENSIEC the chairman the commissioners down to the last person are all card-carring members of the PDP “They are already biased; we have not heard that any of them tore his membership card of the PDP They all attend PDP stakeholders meeting where they decide on the party’s candidates “So how can they say that they will be fair We can’t have confidence in people selected by their masters All they did was to appoint their political associates “But we must warn that if they do things untoward we will approach the law the police the EFCC; there is already a prima-facie evidence against them “However we will not back down; we are going into this election prepared and we can’t be intimidated out of the race? and that the global nature of epidemics could incite international governments to share research and development subsidy costs. Vandeweghe had been aiming to become the first American champion in Stuttgart since Lindsay Davenport in 2005." said Pliskova.

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