Do you watch Futsal?

first_imgSometimes 3. Why do you watch Futsal? Maybe Volkswagen Mercedes Bundesliga Audi Yes Volvo Yes No They are too expensive 7. What is your opinion on Electric Vehicles? 5. Which of the following do you associate Volkswagen with? They are cost effective Yes Kia Faster games 4. Which of these car brands is Official Mobility Partner of UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 and UEFA EURO 2020? English Premier League Chevrolet They are safe and reliable Better goals I don’t trust them They are unreliable 0% Audi No 1. Do you play Futsal? Learn from SurveyGizmo experts that, by surveying your customers about your brand, you can gain valuable insight into specific areas of knowledge and associations. Please take my survey now Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. Opel France national team Opel 3. Which of these car brands do you associate with European football? 9. Would you consider switching to driverless cars when the technology is available? Skip survey header German national team Hyundai BMW Champions League No Volvo Toyota Hyundai No UEFA Euros Toyota BMW Youth football DFB Pokal UEFA Futsal Mercedes 2. Do you watch Futsal? 6. Does Volkswagen’s association with football grow your appreciation of this brand? Ford Yes Women’s football They are good for the environment Chevrolet Spain national team vw futsol Premier League Did you watch UEFA Futsal EURO 2018? Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Portugal Spain Futsal Getty Premier League Two weeks ago, Portugal were crowned European Futsal champions for the first time and now we want to know your thoughts on the sport Creative, fast-paced, skillful. Futsal has it all. And the five-a-side game is becoming more and more popular for football fans across the globe.But do you play Futsal? Do you watch it?Let us know by filling out the short survey below! Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Nissan 8. Would you consider buying an Electric Vehicle in the future? Games are full of skill I play and so it is relatable to me Maybe Ford Volkswagen No Yes Kia Nissan last_img read more

Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit: All you need to know

first_imgWorld Cup Spain World Cup 2018 kit: New retro Adidas design, controversy and all you need to know Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Spain World Cup 2018 kit Adidas World Cup Spain WTF La Roja won the tournament for the first time just under a decade ago and they will be hoping their new kit can bring some luck Spain head to Russia in the summer of 2018 in search of their second World Cup title and they have released an all new kit for the occasion.Their kit manufacturers Adidas have delved into the past in search of inspiration for their latest line of national team kits and La Roja’s newest offering is a testimony to that.With the tournament around four months away, Goal takes a look at what Julen Lopetegui’s men will be wearing when they take to the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp What does Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit look like?World Cup 2018 kit Spain homeIn a dramatic departure from their previous home kit, Spain’s new edition features a geometric pattern which runs vertically down the right side of the front of the jersey.The colours in the pattern are yellow, blue and red, which blends into the base red of the rest of the shirt.While the previous home jersey featured Adidas’ famous three stripes on either side of the torso, they have migrated to the shoulders of the new shirt.The collar, meanwhile, seems to have remained the same, but the Adidas logo has been shifted into the centre, perhaps to highlight the design pattern on the right.How much does the new Spain jersey cost?An authentic Spain home jersey will cost you £99.95 in the UK, while a replica version will be somewhat cheaper at £69.95. Both items can be bought online.In the US, a replica Spain home jersey will set buyers back $90, while an authentic one will cost $130, and they are both available to buy from Adidas’ online store.What is the inspiration?Luis Enrique Spain 1994 World CupAdidas have sought inspiration from iconic kits of the past in their most recent design efforts and in Spain’s case, they have produced a modern take on the kit worn at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.Both the Spanish home and away kits in that tournament featured a prominent design on the right side which was made up of rows of different coloured diamonds. The colours used in the ’94 home kit were yellow, red and navy blue, while the navy blue did not feature in the white away jersey.Unlike the modern interpretation, the classic jersey incoportated a polo-neck style collar, which was navy blue with slim streaks of red and yellow. However, like the modern version, the Adidas logo was placed in the centre of the chest.Why is the Spain World Cup 2018 controversial?Spain second republic flagInterestingly, the new Spain home kit for the World Cup has proved somewhat controversial to the point where both Adidas and the Spanish football authority (RFEF) have been compelled to make statements in order to quell anger.The combination of red, yellow and blue in the pattern on the right of the jersey has been seized upon by some as deliberately provocative due to the fact that they appear to resemble the colours of the Second Spanish Republic, which is still popularly used by separatist groups.Of course, the flag of the Second Spanish Republic is red, yellow and purple. So the confusion has arisen over whether the colour on the shirt is blue or purple.Adidas and the RFEF insist that the shirt design is “free of any political connotation” but that has not prevented people from having their say and some fans were particularly upset.Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that “politics is creeping into soccer once again” and a number of politicians waded into the controversy. Alberto Garzon, leader of the United Left (IU), said that he preferred the tricolour to simple red and yellow, while Pablo Iglesias of Podemos also expressed his approval. The political climate in Spain at present is particularly tense following the Catalonian government’s decision to press ahead with a contentious independence referendum last October and their subsequent attempts to establish independence from Spanish rule. That may explain the sensitivity.What about the Spain away kit?Sergio Ramos Spain 14112017The Spain away kit for the 2018 World Cup has not yet been released, but it is expected to be launched some time in the Spring of 2018.Spain wore an all-white away kit in the qualification stage, with three red Adidas stripes on the sides and red logos on the chest.It remains unclear whether the away jersey will be similarly inspired by the 1994 World Cup style.ergi Spain Mauro Tasotti Italy World Cup 1994It is possible that they will make a change from white and in the past they have gone with a variety of colours, including light blue, blue, dark blue, gold and even black.Either way, both Adidas and the RFEF will be hopeful that it attracts less controversy than its home variant.last_img read more

Projecting the USA squad vs. Paraguay

first_imgUnited States Projecting the USA squad for the friendly against Paraguay Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 01:41 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Timothy Weah PSG Getty Images United States United States v Paraguay Paraguay Friendlies With no official matches to play for more than a year, the U.S. national team’s March friendly feels even more like a time to experiment If you’ve been starving for meaningful U.S. national team matches to look forward to, the wait just got longer.CONCACAF’s announcement earlier this week of the format for the new Nations League competition revealed what had already been feared, that the United States won’t be playing a meaningful match until the summer of 2019, at the Gold Cup. The U.S. won’t begin Nations League play until the fall of 2019, meaning we have 16 months before U.S. players will return to action with something tangible on the line.The wait isn’t quite so long when you think about the looming appointment of a new head coach, which is expected to be made after the World Cup. Once a new boss is in charge, the work to impress him and earn places in the next World Cup qualifying cycle can begin, making his first friendlies with the U.S. vitally important. There won’t be Nations Cup matches to play, but there is a good chance high-profile friendlies against South American powers like Argentina and Brazil will be on the docket. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp That is still more than six months away though, and with the next U.S. match likely to take place in late May, the upcoming friendly against Paraguay offers a good chance to take a look at some younger prospects who have been making waves overseas. Caretaker coach Dave Sarachan has done well to focus on youth since replacing Bruce Arena, and he should continue that when the U.S. holds its upcoming camp in Cary, North Carolina.Sarachan will have the option to call a full-strength squad due to the international window, but it still seems unlikely we will see the return of veterans like Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, or Clint Dempsey. All three are currently busy with MLS and CONCACAF Champions League, and all three would probably be best served skipping 2018 with the national team, or at the very least sitting out until a new coach is in charge. Sarachan echoed those same sentiments, making the March squad more likely to be another collection of young talent.With MLS having just kicked off, Sarachan could choose to limit the number of MLS players he calls in, especially with some MLS matches taking place during the window when the U.S. camp will be held, but the relative lack of strong foreign-based options may force him to call in at least a few MLS options.Here is a look at the team we could see called in for the March March 27 friendly against Paraguay:GOALKEEPERSBill Hamid USA Gold CupBill Hamid, Ethan Horvath, Brady Scott, William YarbroughThe days of the deep crop of American goalkeepers in Europe are behind us, and the reality is there isn’t an American starting in net in a top European league. The only American netminder current starting in a foreign first division? Club Leon’s Yarbrough, who has played well enough to merit a return to the U.S. setup. The 28-year-old has been starting regularly in Liga MX, which is more than can be said Hamid, who has been stuck on the bench at Danish side Mitdjylland since moving from D.C. United on a free transfer.FC Cologne and U.S. Under-20 prospect Brady Scott impressed at the January U.S. youth summit and could merit a look, though you could make a similar case for Jonathan Klinsmann. Ethan Horvath hasn’t played in an official match for Club Brugge since October, and could thus be skipped in favor of an MLS goalkeeper. Toronto FC has a bye week during the window, which could allow Alex Bono to be called in.DEFENDERSCameron Carter-Vickers Sheffield UnitedDeAndre Yedlin, Timmy Chandler, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt Miazga, Erik Palmer-Brown, Justen Glad, Antonee Robinson, Shaq MooreIf there’s a position to be excited about for this camp, and squad, it’s central defense. Miazga, Carter-Vickers and Palmer-Brown are all seeing regular first-team minutes in Europe, and all three should play key roles in the next cycle. John Brooks would be a shoe-in for this camp if he hadn’t been sidelined all year with a toe injury. Without him, Sarachan could look to bring in someone like Tim Ream for a veteran presence. Geoff Cameron would seem to make more sense, but it is safe to say he has burned all his bridges with the current U.S. setup and isn’t likely to see a call-up again until a new coach is hired.At fullback, Chandler is an interesting case because he’s in the midst of an excellent season at Eintracht Frankfurt and should be a lock, but will he be called or left in Germany? Moore has fallen out of the first-team picture at Levante, but the La Liga-based right back still merits a look after having enjoyed a stretch of starts in Spain. English-born left back Antonee Robinson has been a steady starter at Bolton (on loan from Everton) and should get a look, especially at a traditionally thin position.MIDFIELDERSChristian Pulisic USAChristian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Keaton Parks, Kenny Saief, Danny Williams, Joe Corona, Kekuta Manneh, Kyle ScottThe New York Red Bulls have a match the weekend before the Paraguay friendly, so Tyler Adams is unlikely to be called in, but this camp is a perfect opportunity to have a look at Parks, who is enjoying a good stretch at Benfica, featuring for its reserve side in Portugal’s second division. Williams gives the team a good veteran option, and took over leadership duties when the team convened last November. D.C. United has a game during the window as well, which will likely rule out Paul Arriola.The camp should be a good opportunity for both Pulisic and McKennie to earn a start and get 90 minutes as both have fallen out of the starting lineups for their respective teams. Joe Corona isn’t an every-game starter for Club America, but he has shown well in the matches he has been given starts in.Saeif is enjoying a good stretch with Anderlecht, and hasn’t been with the U.S. since his debut last summer. Now healthy, this camp would be an excellent opportunity to bring him in and see if he can play a prominent role in the attack.Manneh has begun to earn some regular minutes with Liga MX side Pachuca, starting in the team’s past three Copa MX matches. The speedy winger has yet to play for the United States after becoming a citizen in 2016, but this camp could be a good chance to bring him into the fold.Chelsea  prospect Kyle Scott made his first team debut recently, and given the fact he’s eligible for multiple countries, it may not be a bad thing to bring the U.S. Under-20 midfielder in for a look.FORWARDSMax Kruse Aron Johannsson Werder BremenAron Johannsson, Andrija Novakovich, Rubio Rubin, Timothy WeahAfter returning from injury purgatory, and the depths of the Werder Bremen bench, Johannsson is back and producing in the German Bundesliga and should be a call-up for the March camp. Novakovich has settled in well with Dutch second-division side Telstar, and the former U.S. Under-20 striker should earn a look, especially if Sarachan passes on calling in MLS options.Weah is a particularly exciting prospect. The Under-17 World Cup standout recently made his first-team debut with Paris St. Germain, and has yet to spend time with the U.S. senior team setup. The March camp would be a perfect opportunity.Rubin has settled in quickly at Club Tijuana, earning some minutes just weeks after arriving. He impressed at the U.S. January camp, and should see another look from Sarachan.last_img read more

We were patient, says Dzeko

first_imgEdin Džeko Dzeko: Roma deserved great win for patience against Shakhtar Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 07:07 14/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Edin Dzeko Roma Shakhtar Donetsk Getty Edin Džeko Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk Roma Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League The striker felt his second half strike was well deserved as his side reached the quarter-finals for the third time in their history Edin Dzeko credited his Roma team-mates for a “patient” performance as they dumped Shakhtar Donetsk out of the Champions League.A 1-0 win, after a 2-1 defeat in Kharkiv, took Roma through on away goals as Dzeko scored seven minutes into the second half with the game’s first chance of note.And although the Serie A side were outplayed for long periods at Stadio Olimpico, the Bosnian praised the way his side did not panic before eventually finding the breakthrough. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “It was a great night for me, for Roma and the whole club,” Dzeko told UEFA’s website. “We deserved this.”We were patient. We knew that one goal could see us reach the quarter-finals. We scored that goal and then we did everything all together.”I did [think a second effort was in] but the ball somehow went wide of the goal. That [one that went in] was the golden one.”I’m proud of this team because I think we knocked out a very strong team.”He added: “Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all gave absolutely everything, right up until the last minute. We deserve to go through, to be in the quarter-finals.”And Roma legend Francesco Totti also congratulated his former side on Twitter.”A fantastic result, a fantastic Roma: among the best eight sides in Europe,” he posted. “We push forward onto the next round.”last_img read more

NSW wins Friends of Rugby League match

first_imgIn what could have been an omen for the main event, the New South Wales politicians’ team was victorious over Queensland in Wednesday morning’s annual ‘Friends of Rugby League’ Touch Football match at the Senate Oval, Parliament House.  A very foggy morning and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirits of all participants and spectators, including the support of a number of South Sydney Rabbitohs players who were fresh from a regional visit on the South Coast, with all involved getting into the Origin spirit. Led by Alex Hawke (New South Wales) and Barnaby Joyce (Queensland), the sides had some very handy additions, including Petero Civoniceva and Rhys Wesser for the Maroons and Nathan Hindmarsh for the Blues. A roaming NRL CEO, Dave Smith in an Australian Kangaroos jersey, helped out both sides, while the ACT’s three Australian Youth squad members, Rob McCarthy, Steph James and Kasey Dragisic also took to the field for New South Wales. New South Wales were 2-0 winners in what was an exciting match, retaining the title after last year’s win. Touch Football Australia would like to thank Touch Football ACT referee, Adam Flint for refereeing the game. To view some of the photos from the event, please visit the Touch Football Australia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia.  Related LinksParliamentary Touch Gamelast_img read more

US model for parole ineligibility likely to face court challenge lawyers

first_imgCALGARY – Legal experts say a sentencing provision that can keep killers in prison for the rest of their lives is likely to make its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.The federal government enacted legislation in 2011 that allows a judge to order a multiple murderer to serve consecutive periods of parole ineligibility for each offence.It has only been applied on six occasions.The most recent was in the case of Derek Saretzky, who was sentenced in August for the first-degree murders of a man and his two-year-old daughter as well as a senior in southwestern Alberta.Saretzky received the mandatory sentence of life in prison. But instead of the usual 25 years before parole eligibility, the judge ordered that Saretzky spend at least three times that long — 75 years — behind bars before he can apply to get out.“This case hammers home the stark reality of the law as it is now. If you want to make it consecutive, you’ve got to make it 75 for three murders,” said Calgary defence lawyer Balfour Der, who is challenging Saretzky’s conviction and sentence in Alberta’s Appeal Court.“We’re talking about a 22-year-old who would end up with … no parole until he’s 97.“If we look at it that way … maybe we should give him a break. On the other hand, this is a very serious crime. This is highly emotional because of the circumstances of the deaths and who are the victims.”Der said it’s a tricky legal issue.“One of the grounds of appeal will likely be that the consecutive minimums of 25 years amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and, because of that, the section is unconstitutional.”He suggests a sliding scale for consecutive parole ineligibilities that still recognizes the seriousness of a case.A University of Calgary law professor said she wouldn’t be surprised if the case shows up in Canada’s top court.“I don’t know how or in what manner the court would deal with it, but I would suspect it will happen,” said Lisa Silver.She said she can understand the argument since it’s a relatively recent provision in the Criminal Code.“It does mean that someone is spending an amount in custody that was unheard of in the past,” Silver said. “It is something that the Supreme Court of Canada needs to look at and needs to determine once and for all. Is this constitutional?”Veteran Calgary defence lawyer Alain Hepner expects the provision will get a second look by the federal government.“That’s the U.S. model,” he said. “It’s not too extreme from a public perception, but … the case law and the judges say we’re not here to pander to the public opinion. We have to apply the law.“A lot of these people may never see the light of day and the public may want that. There’s got to be other ways of doing it.”Alberta’s justice minister said consecutive parole ineligibilities can be a “useful tool” as a signal to criminals that multiple crimes may lead to a longer sentence.“It can potentially have a beneficial effect in terms of signalling to people who are doing these things that it’s not a good idea,” Kathleen Ganley said.“It can have a sort of deterrent effect. That being said, obviously it’s only intended to be used in certain circumstances.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Facebook finds sophisticated efforts to disrupt elections

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms.The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” political behavior and appeared to be fake.Facebook stopped short of saying the effort was aimed at influencing the U.S. midterm elections in November, although the timing of the suspicious activity would be consistent with such an attempt.According to a Facebook official, the company held briefings in the House and Senate this week. The official declined to be named because the briefings were private. Facebook disclosed its findings after The New York Times reported on them earlier Tuesday.The company said it doesn’t know who is behind the efforts, but said there may be connections to Russia. Facebook said it has found some connections between the accounts it removed and the accounts connected to Russia’s Internet Research Agency that it removed before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.The earliest page was created in March 2017. Facebook says more than 290,000 accounts followed at least one of the fake pages. The most followed Facebook Pages had names such as “Aztlan Warriors,” ″Black Elevation,” ″Mindful Being,” and “Resisters.”Facebook says the pages ran about 150 ads for $11,000 on Facebook and Instagram, paid for in U.S. and Canadian dollars. The first ad was created in April 2017; the last was created in June 2018.The company added that the perpetrators have been “more careful to cover their tracks” than in 2016, in part because of steps Facebook has taken to prevent abuse over the past year. For example, they used virtual private networks and internet phone services, and paid third parties to run ads on their behalf.__Associated Press Writer Mary Clare Jalonick contributed to this story from Washington.last_img read more

Update – Stolen Range Rover located in Edmonton

first_imgThe investigation is still ongoing in this matter.To view the original story, CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – UPDATE, RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance in sharing information which has helped locate a stolen Range Rover.A media release put out on April 17, 2019, was shared by media outlets and the following day, a member of the public updated that they believed they had observed the vehicle at an address in Taylor, BC.The vehicle was eventually located in Edmonton, Alberta by Edmonton Police Services on April 21, 2019.  Efforts are being made to return the vehicle to the rightful owner.last_img read more

Patna Sahib to witness straight fight between Sinha & Prasad

first_imgNew Delhi: As the seat-sharing among all the constituents of the Mahagadbandhan in Bihar has been finalised and a formal announcement in this regard would be made a day after the Holi, the Patna Sahib parliamentary constituency is all set become the hot seat for both — the NDA and Grand Alliance.As per the reports, the outspoken actor-turned-politician, whose criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grown progressively sharper, may not figure on the BJP’s list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls at all. In the given circumstances, the Sinha would be fielded from his home turf on Congress ticket, while BJP would field Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who also hails from Patna. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Given that Patna Sahib is an urban and Kayastha community dominated seat, it is quite clear that accessibility of a leader among voters would play a decisive role in winning the seat,” political experts said, adding that Sinha is a mass leader, while Prasad is limited to his coteries. However, it would too early to predict who would win the politically crucial race as the both the leaders would be largely dependent on Kayastha community vote, the experts said, adding that Sinha may take some lead if he manages to get the lion’s share of Kayastha community and others. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThere six assembly constituencies under the Patna Sahib parliamentary seat and a total number of electorates is over 20 lakh. Out of the six assembly constituencies, only one Fatuha was won by Rama Nand Yadav of RJD in 2015, while remaining five seats were won by BJP candidates. The other five assembly constituencies under the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat are Bakhtiarpur, Digha, Bankipur, Kumhrar and Patna Sahib. In the 2014 general elections, Shatrughan Sinha had won the seat by securing 4.85 lakh votes, while Congress candidate Kunal Singh had secured over 2 lakh votes. Notably, if Ravi Shankar Prasad’s name appears on BJP’s list, it would be his first election to a berth in Lok Sabha. Party insiders told Millennium Post that he was once denied ticket to contest assembly election in Bihar from Patna West seat in 1990s. At that time grassroot leader Navin Kishore Prasad Sinha was being preferred over Prasad to contest Patna West seat.last_img read more

Japan probe blasts asteroid, seeks clues to life’s origins

first_imgTokyo: A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved. The explosive mission is the riskiest yet attempted by the Japanese space agency’s Hayabusa2 probe that aims to reveal more about the origins of life on Earth. Hayabusa2 successfully released the so-called “small carry-on impactor” – a cone-shaped device capped with a copper bottom – as scheduled, as the probe hovered just 500 metres (1,650 feet) above the asteroid Ryugu. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe impactor was programmed to explode 40 minutes later, propelling the copper bottom towards Ryugu, where it should gouge a crater into the surface of the asteroid that spins 300 million kilometres from Earth. Hayabusa2 moved smartly away from the area to avoid being damaged by debris from the explosion or colliding with Ryugu while also releasing a camera to capture images of the event. Images from a different camera at the bottom of the probe showed the impactor was released at the right position and the right angle. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsControl Mission could not immediately confirm the detonation but assumes “the impactor certainly reached the surface,” said Takashi Kubota, engineering researcher at the Japanese space agency (JAXA). Kubota said the probe’s use of explosives and its “acrobatic” evasive manoeuvres were “unprecedented” and he hoped the mission would give scientists a rare peek inside an asteroid. Although the detonation was too small to move Ryugu off-orbit, JAXA scientist Makoto Yoshikawa said the ability to operate a probe to this level of precision marked “an important achievement in planetary defence” if Earth were threatened by an asteroid. It will take two weeks for the probe itself to return to its “home position” near Ryugu after the detonation and impact. The crater could be as large as 10 metres in diameter if the surface is sandy, or three metres across if it is rocky, according to JAXA scientists. NASA’s Deep Impact project succeeded in creating an artificial crater on a comet in 2005, but only for observation purposes. The aim of blasting the crater on Ryugu is to throw up “fresh” material from under the asteroid’s surface that could shed light on the early stages of the solar system. The asteroid is thought to contain relatively large amounts of organic matter and water from some 4.6 billion years ago when the solar system was born. In February, Hayabusa2 touched down briefly on Ryugu and fired a bullet into the surface to puff up dust for collection, before blasting back to its holding position.last_img read more

Amit Shah’s Bengal rally cancelled

first_imgKolkata: BJP President Amit Shah’s scheduled rally in West Bengal’s Baruipur on Monday was cancelled after the landowner who had rented out his property withdrew his consent, a party spokesperson said here. “The rally at Baruipur stands cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances,” the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson said. The land was rented out for the rally as well as for setting up a helipad. Apart from the Baruipur rally, Shah was supposed to hold public meetings at South 24 Parganas’ Canning and North 24 Parganas’ Rajarhat. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The timings of the other two meetings remain unchanged. “The landowner who had rented out the land for the meeting and also for the helipad, withdrew his permission citing that the property was earlier rented out to another political party for organising a rally,” said sources privy to the development. However, the saffron party alleged that they were forced to cancel the meeting due to the autocracy of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool government. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “Mamata Banerjee is running autocracy in Bengal. Today (Monday) Amit Shah was supposed to hold a rally in Jadavpur (Baruipur is in the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency) for which we sought the permission 4-5 days ago. That time we were given a hope, but it was suddenly denied yesterday (Sunday) at 8.30 p.m.,” the party said in its Twitter handle. “This is a murder of democracy. The Election Commission must take action against it,” it said. Party’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said: “The District Magistrate is simply working on the behalf of Trinamool. He took a dilly-dallying approach for giving permission for the rally and eventually, the permission was denied last night. The permission for landing of helicopter was initially given and then, it too was withdrawn.” He accused the official of not following the Election Commission’s direction. “He does not deserve to hold his post and the polls would not be free and fair if he stays at his post. We will raise the issue before the commission,” he added.last_img read more

Ohio State mens volleyball falls to Lewis 31

Freshman setter Christy Blough (5) sets the ball during a match against Saint Francis Feb. 9 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe struggles against the nation’s top teams continue for the Ohio State men’s volleyball team.The Buckeyes (5-6, 2-2) fell to No. 10 Lewis, 3-1, Saturday at St. John Arena in their second match of a five-match homestand. So far this season OSU is 0-6 against teams ranked in the top 15.After a 3-1 win against Saint Francis Feb. 9, OSU was unable to hold their own against Lewis, a private school in Romeoville, Ill.OSU freshman setter Christy Blough said the Flyers did a great job of controlling the game with their serves, something the Buckeyes have been trying to get better at.“To help go against that we have been working a lot more on staying aggressive with our serves,” Blough said.The serving and passing game has been an area of focus during practice and games for the Buckeyes, since they fell to Penn State 3-0 Feb. 5.“We are spending lots of time with serving and passing … While working on being more aggressive, and building our confidence as a unit in serve receive,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said.Against Lewis the Buckeyes struggled serving the ball, finishing with a .791 serving percentage.“I think if we can keep the pressure on from the service line we will be in good shape for upcoming matches,” redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz said after the loss.The Buckeyes were expecting a very competitive match against Lewis, and that is what they got. Although OSU lost the match, the team kept it close every set and were not lacking when it came to their offense.Henchy led the Buckeyes with 11 kills. Redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous totaled 10 kills, while Lutz finished with 11. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson contributed eight kills and junior middler blocker Dustan Neary chipped in five kills and three blocks.The Buckeyes are scheduled to host Grand Canyon for a pair of conference matches on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. The matches are set for 7 p.m. both nights at St. John Arena. read more

Football JT Barrett wants one team to believe in him

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is honored on the field for Senior Day. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorINDIANAPOLIS — For four years, J.T. Barrett was the man. The Ohio State football team followed the quarterback everywhere he went and the city hung on his every word.Now as he prepares to take a shot in the NFL, everything has flipped. A crop of 15 to 20 reporters circled around the podium on which Barrett spoke, but the attention paled in comparison to the media circus three podiums away encapsulating former USC quarterback Sam Darnold, the player who led the team which Barrett beat in his final collegiate game.When asked whether if it felt weird to not be the center of attention, he took a long look over his right shoulder at the throng of journalists surrounding Darnold, then simply said, “Nah, I’m good.”He no longer must worry about the spotlight he could never seem to avoid at Ohio State.Despite setting the all-time Big Ten records for total offensive yards (12,697) and touchdown passes (104), holding 34 school records and becoming the first three-time team captain in program history, Barrett might not have a spot in the NFL. Teams have plenty of questions about his arm strength, pocket presence and ability to play in a professional offensive system.But Barrett said he does not pay much attention to draft experts or their projections. Instead, he is focused on finding a team willing to prove its belief in the quarterback by selecting him in the NFL draft.“I feel like if you’re going in the first round or you’re going in the seventh round, I think at the end of the day, that’s what you want,” Barrett said Friday at the NFL combine. “So you need one opportunity to showcase who you are as a football player and as a person. Like I said, I just need one opportunity, one team to believe in me and go show them who I am.”Given Barrett’s experience as a four-year starter, there should not be many questions about his strengths and weaknesses. Scouts and general managers can watch 44 starts and an Ohio State-record 38 wins.In those victories, Barrett often found success behind center when utilizing his vision and power in the run game, and he hopes to translate that pocket mobility to the NFL.“Strengths are being able to extend the plays, have the ability to run the ball, not just standing in the pocket like a light post,” Barrett said. “I’m going to move around, be able to make throws on the run. Elevate the game of the people around me.”Some have questioned whether he will switch positions at the professional level. Barrett said no team has asked him to play another position, saying “it’s all been about quarterback.”Instead, he has been working at quarterback in Orlando, Florida, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to prepare for the combine and the draft. Barrett has worked heavily to increase his footwork and timing.“When you look at great you look at great throws, you first starting off with footwork,” he said. “You talk about somebody’s arm, but at first, you have to have your feet in place to make those throws, so I’m working on that constantly.”Barrett will be the latest in a long line of former Ohio State quarterbacks — including recent  Buckeye signal-callers Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and Troy Smith — to head to the NFL. He said he talks to Jones every couple days and saw Miller once in Columbus. Barrett said the NFL veterans told him to be himself and to enjoy the process rather than let it stress him out. That becomes key if Barrett slides further than he anticipates.Less stress comes with being a low-round pick. But with that comes a greater doubt.This year, though, Barrett dealt with hordes of skeptics who favored Dwayne Haskins replacing him. He has faced these questions many times before. They don’t bother him.“How much faith do I have in myself? Uh, I have have some confidence,” Barrett said with a smile. “I think, I don’t know, I’m not the type to voice it. I want to showcase it on the field. So with that, that’s what I plan to do. I think I did a good job preparing and trying to be ready for this moment. I have confidence in myself.”Barrett’s physical tools might never match those of the quarterback who he peeked at over his right shoulder, but that confidence and his leadership have a chance to place him on an NFL 53-man roster. read more

Football Haskins remains on the outside looking in after Heisman Trophy ceremony

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) calls out a play in the first half of the game against Purdue on Oct. 20. Ohio State lost 49-20. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorDwayne Haskins seemed to do enough to win the Heisman Trophy. Ohio State’s redshirt sophomore quarterback led the country with 4,580 passing yards and 47 passing touchdowns. He was one of six players in college football to complete more than 70 percent of his pass attempts, and averaged 352.3 passing yards per game, No. 2 in the country. This was enough to earn him a trip to New York City as one of three Heisman finalists alongside Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma redshirt junior quarterback Kyler Murray. But without a trip to the College Football Playoff in his future, Haskins will leave New York City without a trophy to bring home. Murray earned Oklahoma’s second straight Heisman Trophy after Baker Mayfield won it in 2017. Murray and Mayfield are the first duo from the same school to win in back-to-back seasons since 1974 and 1975 when Ohio State running back Archie Griffin won two straight Heisman trophies. Even with a statistical lead in many categories compared to both Murray and Tagovailoa, there was always one thing that kept Haskins on the outside looking in: the 49-20 loss to Purdue. This loss cost Ohio State its chance at a national championship, keeping the Buckeyes at No. 6 in the final College Football Playoff rankings despite a dominant win against then-No. 4 Michigan and a decisive win against then-No. 21 Northwestern to secure their second consecutive Big Ten title. But as Ohio State left the field in West Lafayette, Indiana on Oct. 20, as his teammates walked to the locker room with their heads down after suffering their first loss of the season, Haskins realized he could not lead the offense by himself any longer. “I never thought I would have to throw 72 times to win the game,” Haskins said after the loss to Purdue. “But you gotta do what you gotta do to win and this ended today.”Haskins did everything he could to succeed in that game, completing 49 passes, 15 more completions than he had had in any other game this season, breaking a school record, for 470 yards, which at the time was also a school record. He broke his own record five games later with 499 yards against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship. Identity for the Ohio State offense was a struggle for this team all season. Coming off a season with the No. 1 running game in the Big Ten and with both sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber returning, the expectation coming in was the run-heavy, pass-when-needed offense would return. But this did not match Haskins’ style, throwing for more than 400 yards in three straight weeks against Indiana and Minnesota before breaking the passing yards record against the Boilermakers. The Haskins-run offense really did not take shape until the end of the season, throwing for 895 yards and 11 touchdowns in his final two games of the season, what many considered as the coming out party for a quarterback who was fighting for a starting job back in April. Ohio State and Haskins are in a similar situation. The Purdue loss defined the season for both, keeping the Buckeyes out of both the Orange and the Cotton Bowl. The Purdue loss kept Haskins away from earning Ohio State’s first Heisman winner since Troy Smith in 2006, a year in which he threw for 2,542 passing yards with 30 touchdowns, numbers which Haskins surpassed easily. The Buckeyes were 12-0 when Smith was picked as the Heisman winner before losing to Florida in the National Championship.In recent years, there seems to be a game that defines the season for Ohio State, a single game that the Buckeyes wish they could have back. As Ohio State prepares for the Rose Bowl and Haskins leaves New York empty handed, something that a better performance from Ohio State in its one loss this season could have prevented. read more

Alan Shearer reacts to Liverpool FCs 21 win over Tottenham

first_imgAlan Shearer has reacted to Liverpool 2-1 victory against Tottenham, stating that he is “worried” about Liverpool’s strong start to the season, adding that the Reds are yet to hit top gear.Liverpool dominated 100 per cent to start the new campaign on Saturday afternoon as they grabbed a 2-1 victory at Tottenham in order to keep their joint spot at the top of the table.While talking about the Match of the Day on Saturday evening, Shearer said, according to The Sports Review:“Liverpool definitely deserved it but the worrying thing is they weren’t even at their best. If they had been, they could have probably scored six or seven.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They should have had a field day because their pressing at times was excellent and they pressured Tottenham into making mistakes.”Coming up next for the Reds is their Champions’ League group stage opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Anfield.Also, Liverpool plans to go one step further this season after they got to the final but lost to Real Madrid last term.last_img read more

David Luiz praises Maurizio Sarri

first_imgThe Chelsea Brazilian footballer believes his coach saved his career and now speaks on the values the Italian manager hasFor Chelsea center-back David Luiz, life under manager Maurizio Sarri has been a blessing.The Brazilian had some problems with the last Blues’ manager Antonio Conte, even deciding to leave the team.But in the end, he stayed and now he spoke to BT Sport on television about how well Sarri manages things at the club.“I think it is about training every day. In the first week I talked to him and said to him that I’m going to work harder to show I want to get into his team and play his philosophy,” he said as quoted by Football London.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“His philosophy is great. It is to press all the time, to play with the ball, possession, without being scared, with happiness, and in the end being concentrated for 90 minutes. That is important. I’m trying to do my best every single match.”“I was a champion with Conte and was in the best XI so I cannot say this way. Conte was a bit more defensive, Sarri is more offensive. I try to adapt. I was playing in a back three in the middle and now I’m playing in a back four. You have to adapt in every match,” he added.“Sarri is a great human also,” he commented.“His philosophy, he wants that. He wants us to take pleasure in the football. You have a privilege to have one of the best jobs in the world. He says this to us every day.”last_img read more

San Diego natives daughter awaiting Thymus transplant

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KSUI) – San Diego native’s daughter was born without a thymus resulting in no immune system, resulting in a life of isolation.Alexandra Cresci is 4-years-old now and is currently awaiting a rare thymus transplant. Alexandra’s mother, Kayla Cresci, stopped by Good Morning San Diego to bring awareness about the rare condition her daughter has.Alexandra’s mother said she is unable to attend school or be around other children or adults for fear of exposure to germs which could end her life.Babies with complete DiGeorge Syndrome have no thymus which is the large butterfly shaped gland just above the heart in between the lungs. The gland important in the maturation of T cells which are specialized immune cells that help protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The thymus teaches T cells to fight infection while not attacking the infant’s own tissues.To help the Cresci family fight Alexandra’s condition visit their GoFundMe page. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom San Diego native’s daughter awaiting Thymus transplant February 8, 2019 Posted: February 8, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Chambers Hosting Governor Candidate Forum At Sports Center

first_imgDunleavy and Treadwell are currently the highest-profile contenders in a GOP field crowded with other candidates who have raised little or no money. The winner of the August 21 GOP primary will advance to the general election. Waiting will be Governor Bill Walker, an independent who is not participating in a primary, and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich, who is running unopposed on the Democratic side. State of Alaska Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidates:Mike Dunleavy – ConfirmedMead Treadwell – ConfirmedDarin Colbry – InvitedMerica Hlatcu – InvitedMichael Sheldon – Invited Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On August 8 the Kenai and Soldotna joint Chamber of Commerce luncheon will host the Alaska Governor candidates forum for the upcoming primary election. The luncheon will take place from noon-1pm, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. To RSVP, call Kenai Chamber at 283-1991 or Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814.last_img read more

Week In Review 115119

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Thursday 11/8Audio PlayerThursday-1108.mp3VmThursday-1108.mp300:00RPdPCHS Seeks Solution For Psychiatric Patients On The Kenai Peninsula, Revenue From Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Down 35%, Always Be ‘Winter Ready’, Field Of Flowers Signage Approval Moved To Next Meeting Monday 11/5Audio PlayerMonday-1105.mp3VmMonday-1105.mp300:00RPdKenai To Install Security Cameras At Police, Fire Department, State Making Major Progress Addressing Untested Sexual Assault Kits, Governor Walker: LNG Project “Brightest Spot On Economic Horizon”, Troopers Report Few Arrests Over Halloween Weekend Wednesday 11/7Audio PlayerWednesday-1107.mp3VmWednesday-1107.mp300:00RPdUnofficial Results: Micciche, Carpenter Win General Election, Dunleavy Maintains Lead In Race For Governor, Stand For Salmon Defeated In General Election, Young Secures Victory For Alaska’s Sole Congressional Seatcenter_img Tuesday 11/6Audio PlayerTuesday-1106.mp3VmTuesday-1106.mp300:00RPdRunner Completes His Journey From The Kenai Peninsula To Key West, Florida, Officials Hope To Certify Election Results By November 23, DOC Reports Ninth Inmate Death This Year, ADOT&PF Reminds Drivers To Be Avalanche Aware Friday 11/9Audio PlayerFriday-1109.mp3VmFriday-1109.mp300:00RPdLNG Project Schedule Calls For Work To Start In 2020, Sen. Sullivan “Kenai Peninsula Is A Bright Spot In The State”, NPR-A Lease Sale Smaller Than Last Year’s, Veterans Day Ceremony At Soldotna Sports Complexlast_img read more

The Mad Dash of Print Media

first_imgHappily, help is on the way, though at first glance, it has a decidedly menacing aspect. Like a hologram, it takes a little squinting to see it for what it is.The much-rumored whatchamacallit from Apple (iTablet, iPad, whatever) will be just the ancestor of a new world of digital devices whose capabilities are going to lift the greatest burden of publishing (the cost of paper, ink and distribution) bringing HD video, animation, eloquent info graphics and the engaging arts of video gaming to the task of journalism and most other purposes of non-fiction story-telling, including education.Just as transformative, the iWhatever and its descendants will liberate users from the lean-forward nature of the desktop experience by putting the screen in our hands. The Internet will still be the best way to find what you’re looking for fast, but it will be a great deal more than that, as well. Thanks to broadband penetration, print has lost its monopoly on ubiquity.When I was the editor of People, I used to say magazines were safe until fiber optics made it to the bathroom. That was a long time ago. What I could not imagine then was how much more robust story-telling could be when liberated from paper and ink, or how you could ever feel like curling up with a computer.Perhaps most importantly, multimedia story-telling will endow “print” journalism with the brand-enhancing asset that has kept advertisers investing in broadcast and cable: the engaging energy of light, sound and motion. Industry analysts have yet to make the leap from Web as a distribution channel to revolutionary medium.“The strategies that make media companies successful will require new capabilities,” according to one recent study, which enumerated them: “tracking and research to gain deeper insights into audience interests, informatics to manage and direct Web traffic, database management, custom content and applications development, and the ability to manage a network of partnerships.”Well, yes. But the way to enhance those relationships is not through database management, but by building trust and engagement—by telling great stories in a way that makes people want to read and experience them.The Next “Magazine”This will not be easy. ASME will need to get over itself and stop treating advertisers like enemy occupiers. ABC rules and circulation practices will need to change so that print brands can re-imagine themselves without losing credit for the loyal adherents who follow them there. Publishing giants will have to act like startups, inviting story-tellers from the worlds of film and gaming to join writers and designers with a serious claim on resources and the mandate to fail until they succeed in perfecting the crafts and arts of multimedia story-telling.When that happens, some enlightened American company—publisher, ASME, maybe even an advertiser!—knowing that its brand equity is intimately tied to the values it promotes, will put its name (and money) behind the next great American “magazine.” That could very well be a broadband multimedia experience whose mission is the same one that has always informed America’s publishing at its best—to share experience, in a spirit of generosity, to bear faithful witness, to bring coherence and light to the gravest problems and greatest purposes of American life. Or, as Henry Luce once put it: “To see life. To see the world. To eyewitness great events ….” Now that’s an app.Jim Gaines is the editor-in-chief of multimedia magazine FLYPmedia. Gaines formerly served as managing editor at People, Time and Life magazines and as the corporate editor of Time Inc. So far, publishers have demonstrated more fervor than conviction in their attempts to embrace digital innovation. With a few important exceptions—notably The Atlantic—general-interest magazine sites have given themselves over to opinion and aggregation, chasing the headless eyeball and revenue from desolate banner ads while leaving behind all trace of the narrative and design richness of the parent publications.There is a desperate, shotgun quality to print-digital marriages, as well—like Entertainment Weekly’s “video in print” ad for CBS in September, GQ’s iPhone app in October and Esquire’s experiment with “augmented reality” on the December cover. Popular Science got there first in July, by, as they say, holding up the magazine cover to a computer’s webcam so readers can see “a 3-D landscape dotted with wind turbines popping off the page; by blowing into your computer’s microphone, you can even make the turbines spin faster.”And as the song goes, you would cry too if it happened to you.Help is On the Waylast_img read more