West Ham fans will love this, but Spurs supporters should look away now

first_imgThere were 41,349 fans crammed into Ibrox on the weekend to see a Rangers XI take on an All Star side in Fernando Ricksen’s tribute match.Former Ger Ricksen was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in October 2013 and in emotional scenes, he was given an enormous cheer when he emerged from the tunnel before kick-off.The Dutchman spent six years in Glasgow, winning the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup twice, while he was a League Cup winner on three occasions. Ricksen got the match underway with former team-mate Ronald de Boer, with appearances from Peter Lovenkrands, Gennaro Gattuso and Gordon Durie.However, the select Rangers team were beaten 7-4 and this goal from former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham opened the scoring.Sheringham is currently a coach at West Ham and Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has praised the impact of the former England man on striker Andy Carroll, who recently scored his fifth goal in eight Premier League games in the 3-0 win against Hull.“It shows he’s building his awareness and, probably, the sort of stuff Teddy [Sheringham] is talking to him about is helping”.last_img read more

Navigating 49ers road to 53-man roster: McKinnon to IR

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here are key observations to the 49ers initial, 53-man roster following today’s 1 p.m. deadline:— Running back Jerick McKinnon: He will miss a second straight season because of a right knee injury that’s sent him onto injured reserve. He is not eligible to return under the short-term IR designation because he was not on the initial 53-man roster. He had three setbacks in the past six weeks. He tore his ACL last Sept. 1 in practice, an hour or so after the 53-man roster got set …last_img read more

Steph Curry’s tunnel shot is gone, but here are 3 pregame rituals that could replace it

first_imgThey warned us.Last April: “I think geometrically speaking it’s not likely,” Stephen Curry told ESPN, talking about his quirky, fun, unique tunnel shot with which he delighted fans at Oracle Arena. “Because of where the entrance to the new (Chase Center) arena is. But I’ll probably get creative with something.” CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device August:RIP Steph’s tunnel shots once they move to SF pic.twitter.com/fwHNJm5OSJ— …last_img read more

New Planet, or Dusty Brown Dwarf?

first_imgA planet has been found associated with a dusty disk, reported National Geographic News and Astrobiology.com.  This is “one of the most exciting discoveries in the study of extrasolar planets,” a Max Planck Institute researcher said, because they “have directly proven” that planets form from dust disks.  Moreover, they must form rapidly, because the planet cannot be older than its parent star, which is much younger – 8 to 10 million years – than other extrasolar planets found so far, they said.    Previous estimates called for a hundred million of years or more for a planet to form.  Earth is thought to be 4.5 billion years old, with multicellular life appearing only in the last 0.5 billion.  This star, TW Hydrae, is 1/500th the age of the sun according to the scientists.  Dust disks are thought to evaporate within 30 million years, so it was reassuring for them to find a planet forming within the time limit.    The NG News article mentioned some cautions.  For one thing, the giant planet is very close to the star and revolves around it every 3.5 Earth-days, with a mysterious disruption in the motion every nine days.  Also, the mass of the planet is in doubt.  Jack Lissauer (NASA-Ames) appreciated the discovery.  “However,” he said, “I do think that the authors have substantially underestimated the uncertainties in the mass of the object.”  If it is as big as a brown dwarf, that makes the combination a binary star system – a very common occurrence among stars.The astronomers have merely associated a dust disk with an orbiting object that is not observed but only inferred via wobbles in the parent star (circumstantial evidence).  Unless they explain how dust particles accrete into large bodies (a major problem in planetary physics; see 12/05/2007), they have not proved that this object emerged from the disk.  Perhaps it did, but the observations do not create an open-and-shut case.    Astronomers do not know how stars form; they do not know how planets form (see 07/15/2005 entry and its embedded links).  They have not, therefore “directly proven” that planets form from dust disks.  Distinctions are important in science.  Reporters often charge into conclusions without proper warrant.  The astronomers’ claims may be plausible.  They might even be true.  Hypothesis, though, is not confirmation.  Let him who puts his armor on not boast like the one who takes it off.    Alert readers must constantly beware of claims that go far beyond the evidence: the star “is” 8-10 million years old (no human observers watched it for that long).  The planet “is” about ten times as massive as Jupiter (it could be far smaller or far bigger).  “Its host star is still surrounded by the disk of gas and dust from which it was only recently born” (theories of planet birth are full of problems).  “This discovery allows scientists to draw important conclusions about the timing of planet formation”  (the conclusions are based on assumptions about the timing – circular reasoning).  “Finally, perhaps in the future we will be able to answer the question: Are we alone in the Universe?”  (How did they get there from a blip on a graph?)(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Geocacher Finds Lost Wedding Ring and Searches for Owner

first_imgThe End Martine and Jacques (and their long lost ring), with LaurentAll smiles! Editor’s Note:  Geocaching HQ holds an all company meeting once a month. The 80 folks from HQ; engineers, designers, IT pros, community managers, the volunteer support team, all the way through to the creators of Geocaching.com Jeremy Irish and Bryan Roth, discuss all things geocaching. The meeting changes each month. But there’s one constant. Every meeting starts with a community story. The story showcases the best of the geocaching world, inspiring and connecting HQ even further to the lifestyle we help power and support.  If you have a story you think we should read in the next Geocaching HQ meeting, tell us about it in comments below! This month’s story comes from the robust geocaching community in France. And was read by Carly.Jacques and Laurent. Image from “ouest france.”January 2015Geocacher Jacques, aka username “jajatitine”, was bored one day and decided to spend his afternoon -like any reasonable person would-  geocaching. As he explored his local neighborhood in Angers, France, he searched for a nearby geocache Le Nôtre à Angers placed in a bed of shrubs. While rummaging around, the wedding ring, which had lived on his finger for the last 38 years, fell into the brush. He headed home without his wedding ring and without finding the geocache.March 2015Fast forward a few months later, another geocacher named Laurent or “mr_mulot”, decided to hunt for the same geocache. After searching through bushes for 45 minutes, he stumbled across a gold wedding ring hidden beneath a pile of dead leaves. The ring was engraved with two names -Martine and Jacques- and a wedding date. He never found the geocache he had set out to find, but he had a new challenge. Laurent made it his mission to locate the owner of the wedding ring before the couple’s upcoming 40th anniversary. He had less than two years to succeed.A Few Days Later Social media by itself is a powerful and viral tool. If you post an update on your Facebook page, chances are a number of people will see it and may even share it. Now, combine Facebook viral nature and a robust geocaching community, and your message will be unstoppable.Laurent didn’t know this when he initially created the Facebook post. He had already contacted every geocacher who had logged the geocache and didn’t think his odds were good. However, the facebook post, which contained a picture of the ring and a note that it was found by a geocache, was shared to the local geocaching facebook group and voilà, the internet blew up.Laurent’s Facebook post. Shared over 140,000 times.Happily Ever AfterGeocachers shared the post with family and friends and asked them to share the post as well. 140,000 shares and a few days later, the post found it’s way to the computer screen of Jacques’ daughter Stephanie. She was one of many who had contacted Laurent inquiring about the ring, but she knew a detail no one else did; the name of geocache where the ring was lost. Stephanie surprised her father one evening with Laurent and the ring, and the rest is history.“This story was a wonderful human adventure, and was marked by all those values that we cherish and like in geocaching…” said Laurent.What started out as a two year mission for Laurent, turned into a few days with the help of social media, a determined geocacher, and an amazing geocaching community. A special thanks to Jacques for sharing his story. Additional press mentions: ouest-france.fr, timeout.fr, and 20minutes.fr.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

Video: LSU Student On Jeopardy Can’t Answer Questions About Derrick Henry, Steve Spurrier

first_imgJeopardy question asks what university Derrick Henry plays for.Twitter/@KenzieThirkillWhen college football is a category on Jeopardy, it almost never goes well. In the past, we’ve had a former LSU lineman say that Syracuse was in the Ivy League, contestants failed miserably on a question about the Big Ten, they’ve avoided a question about the sport’s stadium nicknames like the plague, and perhaps worst of all, one man thought Auburn is  called the “Crimson Tide.”College students from LSU, Northeastern, and Wright State competed on the show tonight, and you’d think someone at an SEC powerhouse would fare better when asked about the sport. You’d be very, very wrong. When asked questions about former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier and Alabama Heisman winner Derrick Henry, LSU student Kevin didn’t even try to give an answer. I. JUST. CAN’T. pic.twitter.com/Z8LBfGOQu9— Mackenzie Thirkill (@KenzieThirkill) February 3, 2016SEC fans on Twitter are ROASTING him, as you’d expect.the LSU senior on college jeopardy who couldn’t get a spurrier quote or where derrick henry went to college shouldn’t be allowed to graduate— arflora (@arflora) February 2, 2016An RA from LSU is on college Jeopardy! and failed to get “where did Derrick Henry play” and “who is the Head Ball Coach” and I’m mad.— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) February 3, 2016Kid on jeopardy enrolled at LSU and doesn’t know who Derrick Henry, 2015 Heisman trophy winning running back, played for.. Study less.— Luke Longfield (@Lukers17) February 3, 2016Ain’t NO WAY IN HELL the kid from LSU in College Jeopardy didn’t know Derek Henry went to Bama. He just didn’t want to say it— Ken Carman (@KenCarman) February 3, 2016Man the peeps on college @Jeopardy stink. Dude from LSU had no idea who Derrick Henry is. Really? What the hay?— Ben Spalding (@DangerSpalding) February 3, 2016An LSU student on Jeopardy doesn’t know who Steve Spurrier and Derrick Henry are? God this is mortifying. https://t.co/lewNR8x7su— David Helman (@HelmanDC) February 3, 2016Maybe mix in a trip to Death Valley sometime, Kevin. You’ll probably enjoy it.last_img read more

Justice Sykes Sworn in as Chief Justice

first_img The Hon. Justice Bryan Sykes has been appointed the eighth Chief Justice of Jamaica.Justice Sykes was sworn in by Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House on Thursday (March 1).During the function, he was bestowed with the nation’s fourth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica (OJ).The Governor-General, in his remarks, welcomed Chief Justice Sykes into his new role as leader of the third branch of Government.“Your appointment today speaks to the confidence in your ability to faithfully and effectively discharge your mandate to the Office of Chief Justice. I do believe that those who have ears to hear and minds to reflect, are fully assured that you will perform your duties in a way that brings credit to your administration and satisfaction to the society at large,” he said.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, expressed confidence that Justice Sykes will bring transformation to Jamaica’s justice system and build on the legacy of his predecessors.“In this role, Justice Sykes has a valuable and unique opportunity to transform how justice is delivered to our people. We noted, carefully, the discourse surrounding Justice Sykes and there is no question of his extraordinary legal insight,” he said.“I’m confident that the Honourable Justice Bryan Sykes will discharge his functions with honour, integrity and distinction,” the Prime Minister added.Justice Sykes in his reply said: “I wish to thank God and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for elevating me by way of the decisions of men to this position of trust and leadership. To be the head of a country’s judiciary is an awesome responsibility. It is not one that I take lightly.”Justice Sykes was appointed on February 1 to act as Chief Justice after the retirement of the Hon. Justice Zaila McCalla on January 31.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), converses with Chief Justice, Hon. Bryan Sykes (left) and former Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, at the swearing-in ceremony for Justice Sykes at King’s House on Thursday (March 1). Justice Sykes was sworn in by Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House on Thursday (March 1). Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, expressed confidence that Justice Sykes will bring transformation to Jamaica’s justice system and build on the legacy of his predecessors. The Hon. Justice Bryan Sykes has been appointed the eighth Chief Justice of Jamaica.last_img read more

John Bogle Vanguard founder dies at 89

first_imgVALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Vanguard Group founder and investing pioneer John C. Bogle has died at age 89, according to the company.Bogle simplified investing for the masses by introducing the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976. Vanguard also shook up the industry by ending the company’s reliance on outside brokers by directly marketing its funds to investors without charging upfront fees known as sales loads.Bogle served as Vanguard’s chairman and CEO from its 1974 founding until 1996. He stepped down as senior chairman in 2000, but remained a vocal critic of the fund industry and Wall Street, writing books, delivering speeches and running a markets think-tank that bears his name.The Associated Presslast_img read more

PRRD host a special meeting with the Government regarding Southern Mountain Caribou

first_imgUPDATE: There has been a change of address for the special meeting. The new location is;Regional District Office Boardroom, 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BCDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A special meeting of the Board will be held with Government regarding the Southern Mountain Caribou, Central Group. The purpose of the meeting is to receive a delegation from Deputy Minister Dave Nikolejsin, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, and Deputy Minister Mark Zacharias, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.The public is welcome to attend to hear the presentation from the Province.The meeting takes place 10:00 am Thursday, January 17, 2019, in the Co-op Mercer Hall at the Encana Events Centre located at #1-300 Highway 2, Dawson Creek BCThe agenda is available online at www.prrd.bc.ca and a video recording of the meeting will be posted within two business days after the meeting.last_img read more

Nehru original sinner favoured China for UNSC seat says Jaitley

first_imgNew Delhi: Hitting back at the Congress, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was the “original sinner” who favoured China over India for permanent membership into the United Nation Security Council.This comes within hours of Congress president Rahul Gandhi terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “weak” and “scared” of Chinese President Xi Jinping after Beijing blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”The original mistake, both on Kashmir and China, was committed by the same person,” said Jaitley while quoting a letter written by Nehru to Chief Ministers on August 2, 1955. Jaitley, who heads the publicity committee of the BJP for the ensuing general elections, has quoted a part of the letter. “Pt. Nehru’s infamous letter to Chief Ministers’ dated August 2, 1955, states ‘Informally, suggestions have been made by the United States that China should be taken into the United Nations but not in the Security Council, & that India should take her place in the Security Council. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”..We cannot, of course, accept this as it means falling out with China and it would be very unfair for a great country like China not to be in the Security Council,” he said in a series of tweets. Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, Jaitley asked, “Will the Congress President tell us who the original sinner was?” India’s bid to designate the chief of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed as a global terrorist suffered a setback with China putting a technical hold on a proposal to ban him following the Pulwama terror attack. The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UNSC was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the JeM killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan.last_img read more