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Italy, Germany play out 0-0 draw, Buffon equals European record

first_imgWorld champions Germany and Italy played out an entertaining 0-0 draw in their friendly international on Tuesday with both sides missing a string of chances in their final match of the year.The Germans, who beat Italy twice this year including in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals following a penalty shootout, were without half a dozen key players – with Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Jerome Boateng all missing.In a game which marked Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon earning his 167th cap – equalling the European record – the hosts dominated the encounter but Germany also had their share of chances.Italy’s biggest chance came eight minutes from the end with Andrea Belotti hitting the post with a low shot.”It was a demanding game, tactically speaking,” said Germany coach Joachim Loew. “We managed to draw a lot of conclusions regarding the young players. We did it well for long stretches of the game.””We have now played six games in a row without conceding a goal so that is also a very positive thing.”Italy, unbeaten at the San Siro, got off to a better start and came close with a lightning quick break but Eder failed to properly connect with a Belotti cutback in the box, leaving Bernd Leno to pick up the loose ball.The Germans responded with a counter attack of their own and Ilkay Guendogan sent Leon Goretzka through but veteran keeper Buffon, who equalled the European record of Spain’s Iker Casillas, reacted quickly to slide in and save.advertisementThe hosts, however, kept up the pressure and forward Ciro Immobile thought he had scored when he beat the offside trap to fire past Leno only for his shot to sail narrowly wide.”The result is acceptable seeing as we played well and gave little to the world champions,” Giampiero Ventura, Italy’s coach, told reporters.”We played with different systems and I have to congratulate my players for their overall performance.”Germany put the ball in the net on the hour but Kevin Volland was ruled offside.Substitute Federico Bernardeschi almost scored with his first touch but his low drive after yet another textbook break by the Italians was saved by Leno, before Belotti hit the woodwork with his right-footed effort a little later.last_img read more

Injured Novak Djokovic will come back mentally stronger, says Pat Cash

first_imgTwelve-times grand slam champion Novak Djokovic’s enforced injury break gives him enough time to rediscover his intense playing style and will also make him mentally tougher on his return, former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has said.The 30-year-old Serb said he will miss the rest of the tennis season, including next month’s U.S. Open, to recover from a right elbow injury.”It will take time for him to get his intensity back,” Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon singles champion, told the BBC.”Djokovic’s style is very similar to almost everyone else on the circuit, but he was just that bit fitter, that bit more flexible, that bit more mentally tough.”It is probably just what the doctor ordered, to take time off. After so many unbelievable years, 2017 has been poor for him.”Djokovic has struggled over the last 12 months on the court, losing all the grand slam titles he held simultaneously after winning the 2016 French Open. He also lost his world number one ranking to Andy Murray at the end of last year.Cash believes Djokovic should not be expected to return from his injury layoff as spectacularly as Roger Federer, who came back from a long-term knee issue earlier this year to lift Australian Open and Wimbledon titles.”It won’t be like Roger Federer, who was winning Grand Slams straight out of the blocks after he came back, but some time next year he will be playing well again,” Cash added.”He will be very sensible and make sure he is ready when he does come back.”advertisementlast_img read more

16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary wins 4th shooting gold in 4 months

first_img16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary continued his sensational run of form at the Asian Airgun Championship in Kuwait by winning the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol junior men’s event on Thursday.Saurabh, the son of a farmer based in Meerut, finished with two gold medals at the event. He first won the team gold along with compatriots Arjun Singh Cheema and Anmol Jain by recording a total of 1731 and then came back to bag the individual gold in an eight-man final with a score of 239.8.This is Saurabh’s fourth individual gold medal in the last four months. Saurabh’s run started the Asian Games in August after which he bagged gold medals at the World Shooting Championships in September and the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina last month.While Saurabh won the gold, Arjun bagged the silver medal for an Indian one-two. Chinese Taipei’s Huang Wei-Te clinched the bronze with a score of 218.0 and denied India a clean sweep with Anmol finishing fourth.The Indian trio of Saurabh, Arjun and Anmol missed the World and Asian Junior record by a mere point in the team event.Earlier, India dominated the qualifying stages of 10m Air Pistol event with Arjun topping the standings by getting a score of 578 after 60 shots. Anmol finished second with 577 while Saurabh was placed third with a score of 576.Also read – India’s latest shooting sensation likes farming: Everything to know about Saurabh ChaudharyWhile it was raining medals for he boys, Manu Bhaker 10m Air Pistol event finished in disappointing as she missed out on an individual medal finishing fourth with a score of 196.4.advertisementIn the eight-woman individual final, Abhidnya Patil finished seventh and India had to do without a medal in the discipline.Manu had topped the qualification of the event with a score of 579 while Abhidnya finished fourth with a score of 563. Neha could not qualify for the final finishing 12th with a score of 552.India’s women’s junior team consisting of Manu, Abhidnya and Neha won the team silver in the 10m Air Pistol with a combined tally of 1694 points, going down to team China who scored 1704 to win gold.India now have 10 medals from the competition with three gold, five silver and two bronze medals.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

A Big 10 Team Is Losing To Kent State By 14 Points

first_imgA general view of Memorial Stadium as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini.CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 16: A general view of Memorial Stadium as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on November 16, 2013 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 60-35. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The first game of the season is here for most college football teams. It’s a time for a tune-up before the meat of the college football season kicks in – at least for most teams across the country.Lovie Smith and the Illinois Fighting Illini kicked off earlier Saturday afternoon against Kent State. Although it seemed like an easy contest on paper, the Illini are struggling.The Big Ten program is already down 17-3 late in the second quarter. Illinois’ offense has struggled to move the ball against the defensive front of the Golden Flashes.⚡️ TOUCHDOWN! Mike Carrigan dives across the goal line for a 28-yard TD! Point after good to make it 17-3, Golden Flashes! 3 minutes until halftime #FlashFAST #MACtion— Kent State Athletics (@KentStAthletics) September 1, 2018It’s not a great start to the season for Lovie Smith and company. Smith was a common name that popped up on “hot seat” lists from around the college football media world entering the 2018 season.If the Illini can’t turn things around in the second half, the voices calling for Smith’s job won’t get any quieter.last_img read more

New School Emerging For Clemson QB Transfer Kelly Bryant

first_imgKelly Bryant throwing the football in warmups.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant has visited several schools over the past couple of weeks as he attempts to find the right place to transfer to.Bryant, who opted to transfer out of Clemson when Dabo Swinney named Trevor Lawrence the team’s starting QB, has interest from several major programs.Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State and North Carolina have all reportedly been listed as transfer options. Bryant has already taken visits to a number of programs.Another major program is emerging, too.Florida is reportedly emerging as a serious option for Bryant.From CollegeFootballTalk:According to, and as had been expected, Bryant will take an official visit to Mississippi State this coming weekend. That will serve as Bryant’s fourth official visit — he took an official to North Carolina this past weekend after taking two unofficial trips to Chapel Hill previously — and leaves him with just one more of his allotted five.The fifth could very well be Florida as Bryant has been in contact with the Gators and is attempting to set up a trip to Gainesville.As a graduate transfer, Bryant will be eligible to play in 2019 regardless of where he ultimately lands.  Next season would be his final year of eligibility.Bryant has one season of eligibility remaining. He’s set to graduate and can play right away somewhere else in 2019.last_img read more

French Railways to develop Indian railway stations

first_imgNew Delhi: India and France have signed an agreement under which the French Railways will help develop Indian railway stations. The Indian Railway Station Development Corp (IRSDC) entered into a tripartite agreement with French Railways on Monday, it was announced on Tuesday. Under this pact, French development agency AFD will provide in-kind grant of up to 7,00,000 euros through French National Railways-Hubs and Connexions as a technical partner to IRSDC to support the railway station development programme in India, a press statement said. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”This will impose no financial liability on IRSDC or Indian Railways,” it said. Minister of State of Railways Suresh Angadi and French Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Baptiste Lemoyne were present when the agreement was signed. Angadi said both countries have a strong and long-standing partnership in the railway sector and highlighted the French Railways’ association with Indian Railways in conducting speed upgrade study on the Delhi-Chandigarh sector and development of Ludhiana and Ambala stations. “I am sure this effort will go a long way in further strengthening Indo-French cooperation and help Indian Railways in positioning its stations to world class standards,” Angadi said.last_img read more

Apex court takes note of rising number of child rapes in country

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday took note, on its own, of the “alarming rise” in the number of rape incidents against children and said it will pass directions to ensure a “concerted” and “clear” national response against such acts.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it has decided to take “suo motu” (on its own) cognisance of various reports of news papers and portals on rising incidents of child rape. The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, appointed senior advocate V Giri as amicus curiae (friend of the court) and asked him to assist it in framing guidelines on the kind of directions that can be issued to states on infrastructure and video-recording of the proceedings. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!It made clear that no third party except Giri and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta would be allowed to intervene in the matter saying that otherwise nothing can happen in such a matter. The bench directed the apex court registry to register the case as a writ petition titled as “In-re Alarming Rise in The Number of Reported Child Rape Incidents” and posted it Monday for issuance of directions. The bench said it had asked the Registry to file a report on two aspects such as the total number of rape cases involving child registered across India since January 1 and the stage of investigation and the time taken to file a charge sheet as also the status of trials. It had asked the Registry to collect details from all the states and high courts. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedReferring to the data on sexual crimes against children, it said that from January 1 to June 30 this year, 24,212 FIRs have been filed across India. Out of over 24,000 cases, 11,981 are still being probed by the police and in 12,231 cases, police have filed the charge sheet, it said. Trials have commenced in 6,449 cases only, it said, adding that they are yet to commence in 4,871 cases. Till now, the trial courts have decided only 911 cases, about 4 per cent of the total cases registered, it said.last_img read more

US, Morocco, Other Countries Reaffirm Support for Skhirat Political Agreement

Washington – The United States, Morocco and other Arab, African and European countries reaffirmed Monday their support for the implementation of the political agreement signed in Skhirat on December 17, 2015.“We reaffirm our support for the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) of Skhirat, Morocco signed on December 17, 2015, and for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the sole legitimate government of Libya, as stated in the Rome Communique of December 13, 2015,” a joint statement said following a meeting in Vienna of diplomats from 20 countries.They also urged all parties to work constructively towards the completion of the transitional institutional framework, particularly by enabling the House of Representatives to fully carry out its role as outlined in the LPA. The signatories of the statement, which also include China, Chad, Spain, Niger, Turkey, Tunisia, Russia, Turkey, Sudan, Italy, Malta and the representatives of the Arab League, the European Union and the United Nations, reiterated their “firm” support to Libya’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and unity, adding that they “share the Libyan people’s aspiration to transform Libya into a secure and democratic state and achieve unity and reconciliation, and restore the rule of law and state authority”.They also reaffirmed their full political backing for the efforts of Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General Martin Kobler and commended his recent outreach to various Libyan communities.The ministerial meeting was attended by the Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj. Morocco was represented at the meeting by Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida. read more

Will Hervé Renard Stay with the Atlas Lions?

Rabat – Will Hervé Renard really remain head coach of the Moroccan national football team? The question has been circling as the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) and the national team’s current head coach give different accounts of the latter’s prospects with the Atlas Lions.The rumors began with reports in late June that FRMF and Renard held discussions about the team’s future under Renard’s guidance. It was said that the general mood of the FRMF, the players, and the Atlas Lions’ technical staff was to continue with Renard, whom many have hailed as the principal instigator of the squad’s improved performance and increasing team spirit. In support of earlier FRMF claims, later news reports indicated that Renard was grateful to the Moroccan public for their heartfelt support and love during his team’s performance at the World Cup. It was later alleged that Renard told FRMF president Fouzi Lekjaa that he would like to continue with the national squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2019, but required that three conditions be met to continue his mission with the national team.On July 2, however, Hervé Renard took to Facebook to dismiss all the allegations that have been circulating since the Atlas Lions’ “honorable” World Cup exit. “Contrary to what can be said in some media, I didn’t have any meetings since the end of the World Cup. So, I didn’t have to express any particular requirements for the future,” Renard wrote on his Facebook page.A coveted coachRenard’s contract with the Atlas Lions will end in 2022, and the Frenchman is Africa’s highest-paid head coach with a monthly wage of MAD 800,000. According to FRMF sources, a breach of contract would come with a release clause of MAD 40 million.But Renard, a much-coveted coach, can only be barred from breaching his contract by his own desire to remain or stay with his current team, especially as many of the Frenchman’s reported suitors can pay FRMF’s reported release clause in the blink of an eye. Qatar, for example, is alleged to have approached Renard, asking him to coach their national team for the 2022 World Cup, which Qatar is hosting. The Qatari federation has reportedly proposed Renard a desirable contract, including a formidable monthly wage of USD 2.5 million. Renard, however, again denied that story, calling it “fake news.” Speaking to Le Maroc Diplomatic, the Frenchman said: “All of it is false. I have not received any proposal from Qatar.” But while Renard is keen to disparage the rumors and “fake news” surrounding his future commitment with the Moroccan national squad, he has not been equally keen to say anything conclusive about whether he will stay. The Frenchman’s ambivalent statements on his Facebook and Twitter accounts have left many people skeptical about his desire to retain the coaching position with the Atlas Lions, prompting many to ask what he really thinks.According to quoted FRMF sources, though, Renard will hold a “conclusive meeting” with FRMF president on July 9, and the expectation is that the big question—whether or not Renard will continue with Morocco—will be sorted out after that meeting. read more

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 52.80 points to 15,021.45.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 42.41 points to 21,886.42.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 6.15 points to 2,444.36.The Nasdaq composite index was up 41.49 points to 6,258.36.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.86 cents US, up from Thursday’s average price of 78.67 cents US.

Four in five customer complaints which led to Uber being banned from

first_img“Passengers tell us they love being able to track their car on a live map, pay without cash and get a receipt with their fare and the route taken. Licensed drivers partner with us because with Uber they can choose if, when and where they drive.”A City of York Council spokesperson said: “Applying the legislation, the committee decided to refuse the application having concerns about a data breach currently under investigation and the number of complaints received.“Uber’s operators licence in York will remain in place until the outcome of the appeal is known.” The city of York was the third in the UK to ban Uber last yearCredit:Neil Price / EyeEm Show more York’s decision to refuse Uber a licence to operate in December was based mostly on complaints by local taxi companies, the Telegraph can disclose.York, who in December became the third UK city to refuse the ride-hailing company a licence, had cited concerns about customer complaints as well as the 2016 data breach which affected 2.7m British users and drivers.However, a freedom of information request has revealed that of the 155 complaints the Council received about the company since January, 83.2% were made by “York taxi businesses”.The information raises concerns over the City of York council’s gambling, licensing and regulatory committee to decision not to renew the licence on 12 December.Councillors on the committee had been considering an application by Uber Britannia Ltd to renew its 12 month private hire operator’s licence in York, which was due to expire on Christmas eve, but voted in a majority to reject the application. Seven voted against renewing the licence and three voted in favour. Two abstained.Uber has now submitted an appeal to the York Magistrates Court, where a preliminary hearing will be held on the 30 January ahead of a full hearing. The appeal process could take several months. Unlike in London, where the licence renewal was refused after Transport for London found it was not “fit and proper” to operate in the city, a report from York council’s licensing team found that “there is no evidence before your officers that indicates the applicant is not fit and proper to hold an operator’s licence in York”. York’s committee said it made the decision based on its “concerns about a data breach currently under investigation and the number of complaints received”.  The company’s original licence in York was approved in December 2015, but it only began operating in September the following year.center_img The breach, which was revealed in November, affected the majority of Uber users in the UK. Names, email addresses and phone numbers were stolen.Neil McConigle, general manager for Uber in the city, said at the time: “This is a disappointing vote for the riders and drivers who use our app in the city. More choice and competition is a good thing for both consumers and licensed drivers in the area. In December 2016 it was granted a 12-month operating licence, which it then applied to renew towards the end of last year.York council’s decision to strip Uber of its licence followed the same decision made by London in September.Sheffield City Council also briefly banned Uber in December after it failed to respond to correspondence from local officials, but the suspension has since been overturned.Uber is still operating in the capital and will do so for at least several more months, as its appeal will not be heard until the end of April at the earliest.  The city of York was the third in the UK to ban Uber last year Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Electric Garbage Trucks To Hit The Streets Of Paris In 2011

first_imgNot too long ago we got news of the world’s first electric street sweeper, and now the world’s first electric garbage truck has come along.The zero-emissions truck features battery system containing five strings of seven battery packs, provided by manufacturer Dow Kokam, which provides around 250 kilowatt hours of power. The truck can reach a top speed of 70 kilometers per hour, can collect nearly 16 tons of garbage, and, according to manufacturer PVI, will eliminate 130 tons of CO2 per truck per year.“Today’s unveiling of our first fully electric refuse truck, arguably the largest electric truck on the market, is a great accomplishment in vehicle electrification because these trucks place unique and high demands on their operating systems due to specific designs for urban cleaning,” Michel Bouton, CEO of PVI, said.“The ability to introduce a completely electric truck of this size that doesn’t sacrifice performance or power is due to PVI’s extensive history in vehicle electrification and the selection of Dow Kokam’s advanced lithium polymer battery technology, which provides ready solutions to meet the high performance needs of working trucks operating daily in urban environments.”The first truck is expected to be deployed just outside of Paris early next year, with a fleet of 11 expected to be on the street by 2011’s end.Via Wiredlast_img read more

Kai Havertz Ozil has been a role model for me

first_imgBayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz revealed that he’s been inspired by fellow German Mesut OzilThe 19-year-old is the latest young starlet to emerge at Leverkusen after the likes of Michael Ballack and Arturo Vidal.Havertz, whose equally comfortable on both feet with the ball, is considered in Germany as an “Alleskönner” due to his versatility that enables him to do pretty much anything.The teenager made his international debut in Germany’s goalless draw with world champions France last month and has been compared with Ozil in the past due to their similar playing styles.Havertz even admits that he finds the Arsenal playmaker to be a source of inspiration.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“It’s safe to say that I copied a lot from him. I just like how he plays. I don’t exactly know yet how my role in the national team is perceived, Havertz told Sport1.“There’s still a lot of time, and you don’t know where the whole thing is going to go.“He has done a lot for German football. That’s why you can say that he has been a bit of a role model for me.”Havertz has managed four goals and three assists in 11 appearances for Leverkusen this season.last_img read more

FBI investigating threats that affected 3 flights

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The FBI says it is trying to determine who made online threats involving three commercial airline flights, causing the evacuation of two and the diversion of another.FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Monday that agents were investigating whether the threats came from the same person or from copycats.Law enforcement determined the public was not at risk.Such threats are not rare. Eimiller said federal officials take them seriously and suspects can be prosecuted.Passengers were taken from two planes that landed Sunday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In addition, a Delta Air Lines flight was diverted to Dallas from its Los Angeles-Orlando, Fla., route.The flights into Seattle originated in Long Beach, Calif., and Phoenix, and were operated by JetBlue and SkyWest.last_img read more

Asia Week Ahead Hopes for Modis first fullyear budget

first_imgAsia Week Ahead: Hopes for Modi’s first full-year budget2.5K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Asia Week Ahead: Hopes for Modi’s first full-year budget2.5K viewsBusinessEDITORS’ NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIALS (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, PAMELA AMBLER, SAYING: “India unveils a budget Saturday (FEB 28), and it’s not just any budget.”Ventuno Web Player 4.50EDITORS’ NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIALS (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, PAMELA AMBLER, SAYING: “India unveils a budget Saturday (FEB 28), and it’s not just any budget.”last_img read more

As Bayer And Monsanto Push For Merger Texas Farmers Fear Rising Prices

first_imgGary Rhodes for The Texas TribuneDumas-area farmer Dee Vaughan checks the ground after a short test run in one of his combines. Vaughan has been farming since 1978 and worries increasing corporate control of agriculture may price farmers out of their jobs.Two of the world’s largest agricultural firms plan to merge, and some Texas farmers fear the move will diminish competition in an already shrinking market and cause prices for seeds and other essential products to spike.German conglomerate Bayer, a global distributer of seeds best known for its pharmaceuticals like aspirin, hopes to buy Missouri-based agricultural firm Monsanto, which sells agricultural chemicals. But the merger must first gain approval from European antitrust regulators.The market for seeds and other agricultural materials has been dominated by six firms, including Bayer and Monsanto. Recent mergers — one between Dow and DuPont, and another joining ChinaChem and Syngenta — dropped that number to four, and a Bayer-Monsanto merger would leave just three giant companies in the sector.A Texas A&M University study released in September 2016 — before the most recent mergers — said the mergers would lead to higher crop prices due to lower competition. The study predicted the price of cottonseed would increase by about 20 percent if the mergers happened — a dramatic increase for farmers in a state that dominates national cotton production. Monsanto spokeswoman Christi Dixon said the firms are “two very different but highly complementary companies.” She said there is little overlap between the two firms and Bayer will address the overlap through divestitures.But Judith McGeary, executive director of farmers’ advocacy group Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, said the firms’ products rely on each other, with Bayer’s genetically engineered seeds needing Monsanto’s patented chemicals to thrive, effectively forcing farmers to rely on the firms for every step of production. Ultimately, higher prices for farmers means higher prices for consumers, she said.“It’s important to realize how much agriculture contributes to Texas — we’re talking about $100 billion annually for Texas’ economy,” McGeary said. “So anything that takes out of the pockets of the farmers and puts it into large corporations that are headquartered elsewhere is a drain on our economy.”Several states’ attorneys general previously joined a Justice Department investigation into the merger between DuPont and Dow, which was approved by the department and finalized this summer. Some activists hope Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will do the same for the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger.McGeary said her organization asked Paxton’s office to join in the investigation in October, but they have not heard back from the office. Vaughan said he met with staff from Paxton’s office requesting the same thing, but they “basically took no action.”A spokesperson from Paxton’s office said in an email to the Tribune that she could “neither confirm nor deny” there was an investigation. The European Commissioner for Competition is investigating the merger and doesn’t plan to rule on it until at least next year. Activists and members of Congress have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a similar investigation. Mark Abueg, a Justice Department spokesman, said in an email the department does not confirm or deny if a matter is under investigation.Dee Vaughan, chairman of the Texas Corn Producers’ Issues Committee and a Dumas-area farmer, said he is concerned research and development will stagnate without “competition forcing them to stay innovative.” He added that less competition will increase seed prices and could prompt firms to start charging for services that are currently free, like delivery.Ultimately, farmers may be priced out of the profession, he said.“We have to buy seeds; they have us in a situation where we have to buy their product,” Vaughan said. “But they still have the ability to go even higher on their prices.”                                Bayer spokesman Chris Loder said in a written statement that the market will remain competitive after the buyout and that the merger will increase research and development opportunities by consolidating the firms’ resources. The statement said Bayer has cooperated with regulators and is confident the merger will go forward.“As we’ve said from the beginning, this opportunity is about combining highly complementary businesses and bringing new innovative solutions to our customers,” the statement said.center_img Sharelast_img read more

Cards Down Georgia State 41

first_imgMatch Notes:Georgia State 2-2Louisville Men’s Tennis 5-2Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,4,6,3)T-2:19  A-163  Print Friendly Version Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Georgia State(2-2) took an early lead with wins on doubles courts two and three. The Panther duo of Bailey Showers and Diego Padilha upended Louisville seniors Brandon Lancaster and George Hedley 6-1. The Cardinals pulled even on court one where senior Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and freshman Fabien Salle teamed to beat Roberts Grinvalds and Andrei Duarte 6-3. The first point of the match was decided at the No. 3 spot where Georgia State’s Giles Hussey and Jack MacFarlane posted a 6-3 win over Louisville senior Federico Gomez and freshman Alex Wesbrooks. Matchup History Photo Gallery Next Match: at Dartmouth 2/3/2019 | 11:00 a.m. Hernandez Ramirez sealed the win on court three where he beat Vazha Subladze 7-5 in the first set and battled to a 7-6 (7-3) win in the second. Story Links Preview The Cardinals return to action Sunday with a road match at Dartmouth. In singles action, Louisville evened the score when freshman Sergio Hernandez Ramirez beat Duarte 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 5.  Gomez quickly followed with a 6-3, 6-3 decision to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. Freshman David Mizrahi extended the lead to 3-1 when he beat Huynh 7-5, 6-4 at the six-spot. The University of Louisville men’s tennis team defeated visiting Georgia State 4-1 Friday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. After falling behind early, the Cardinals (5-2) rallied with four straight singles wins en route to a 4-1 victory. “We knew it was going to be a tough match,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “That’s a team that they’re in or right outside the NCAA Tournament every year. They’re a great school right there in the heart of Atlanta. A lot of kids want to go there, internationals are interested in it because it’s one of the biggest cities in the country, so Georgia State has got a great tennis program. We feel very fortunate winning today, even losing the doubles point. It made it very difficult for us, but I have confidence in the fight squad. I knew that when you rolled out those six singles, they were going to fight today. I didn’t have any doubts, and I think everybody saw their personality.” Louisville 4, Georgia State 12/1/2019 at Louisville, Ky.(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)Singles 1. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) vs. Hussey,Giles (GSU) 2-6, 6-4, 4-2, unfinished2. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) vs. Grinvalds,Roberts (GSU) 2-6, 6-4, 2-3, unfinished3. Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Subladze,Vazha (GSU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)4. Federico Gomez (LOU) def. Showers,Bailey (GSU) 6-3, 6-35. Sergio Ramirez (LOU) def. Duarte,Andrei (GSU) 6-4, 6-26. David Mizrahi (LOU) def. Huynh,Kevin (GSU) 7-5, 6-4Doubles 1. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Grinvalds,Roberts/Duarte,Andrei (GSU) 6-32. Showers,Bailey/Padilha,Diego (GSU) def. #34 Brandon Lancaster/George Hedley (LOU) 6-13. Hussey,Giles/MacFarlane,Jack (GSU) def. Federico Gomez/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) 6-3last_img read more

Calculations show close Ia supernova should be neutrino detectable offering possibility of

first_img More information: 1. Warren P. Wright et al. Neutrinos from type Ia supernovae: The gravitationally confined detonation scenario, Physical Review D (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.043006 , Arxiv: their use as cosmological distance indicators and their importance in the chemical evolution of Galaxies, the unequivocal identification of the progenitor systems and explosion mechanism of normal Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) remains elusive. The leading hypothesis is that such a supernova is a thermonuclear explosion of a carbon-oxygen white dwarf but the exact explosion mechanism is still a matter of debate. Observation of a Galactic SN Ia would be of immense value in answering the many open questions related to these events. One potentially useful source of information about the explosion mechanism and progenitor is the neutrino signal. In this paper we compute the expected neutrino signal from a Gravitationally Confined Detonation (GCD) explosion scenario for a SN~Ia and show how the flux at Earth contains features in time and energy unique to this scenario. We then calculate the expected event rates in the Super-K, Hyper-K, JUNO, DUNE, and IceCube detectors and find both Hyper-K and IceCube would see a few events for a GCD supernova at 1 kpc or closer, while Super-K, JUNO, and DUNE would see a events if the supernova were closer than ∼0.3 kpc. The distance and detector criteria needed to resolve the time and spectral features arising from the explosion mechanism, neutrino production, and neutrino oscillation processes are also discussed. The neutrino signal from the GCD is then compared with the signal from a Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition (DDT) explosion model computed previously. We find the overall event rate is the most discriminating feature between the two scenarios followed by the event rate time structure. Using the event rate in the Hyper-K detector alone, the DDT can be distinguished from the GCD at 2σ if the distance to the supernova is less than 2.3kpc for a normal mass ordering and 3.6kpc for an inverted ordering. 2. Warren P. Wright et al. Neutrinos from type Ia supernovae: The deflagration-to-detonation transition scenario, Physical Review D (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.94.025026 , Arxiv: has long been recognized that the neutrinos detected from the next core-collapse supernova in the Galaxy have the potential to reveal important information about the dynamics of the explosion and the nucleosynthesis conditions as well as allowing us to probe the properties of the neutrino itself. The neutrinos emitted from thermonuclear – type Ia – supernovae also possess the same potential, although these supernovae are dimmer neutrino sources. For the first time, we calculate the time, energy, line of sight, and neutrino-flavor-dependent features of the neutrino signal expected from a three-dimensional delayed-detonation explosion simulation, where a deflagration-to-detonation transition triggers the complete disruption of a near-Chandrasekhar mass carbon-oxygen white dwarf. We also calculate the neutrino flavor evolution along eight lines of sight through the simulation as a function of time and energy using an exact three-flavor transformation code. We identify a characteristic spectral peak at ∼10 MeV as a signature of electron captures on copper. This peak is a potentially distinguishing feature of explosion models since it reflects the nucleosynthesis conditions early in the explosion. We simulate the event rates in the Super-K, Hyper-K, JUNO, and DUNE neutrino detectors with the SNOwGLoBES event rate calculation software and also compute the IceCube signal. Hyper-K will be able to detect neutrinos from our model out to a distance of ∼10 kpc. At 1 kpc, JUNO, Super-K, and DUNE would register a few events while IceCube and Hyper-K would register several tens of events. (—A team of researchers at North Carolina State University has found that current and future neutrino detectors placed around the world should be capable of detecting neutrinos emitted from a relatively close supernova. They also suggest that measuring such neutrinos would allow them to explain what goes on inside of a star during such an explosion—if the measurements match one of two models that the team has built to describe the inner workings of a supernova. Supernovae have been classified into different types depending on what causes them to occur—one type, called a la supernova, occurs when a white dwarf pulls in enough material from a companion, eventually triggering carbon fusion, which leads to a massive explosion. Researchers here on Earth can see evidence of a supernova by the light that is emitted. But astrophysicists would really like to know more about the companion and the actual process that occurs inside the white dwarf leading up to the explosion—and they believe that might be possible by studying the neutrinos that are emitted. In this new effort, a team led by Warren Wright calculated that neutrinos from a relatively nearby supernova should be detectable by current sensors already installed and working around the planet and by those that are in the works. Wright also headed two teams that have each written a paper describing one of two types of models that the team has built to describe the process that occurs in the white dwarf leading up to the explosion—both teams have published their work in the journal Physical Review Letters.The first model is called the deflagration-to-detonation transition; the second, the gravitationally confined detonation. Both are based on theory regarding interactions inside of the star and differ mostly in how spherically symmetric they are. The two types would also emit different kinds and amounts of neutrinos, which is why the team is hoping that the detectors capable of measuring them will begin to do so. That would allow the teams to compare their models against real measurable data, and in so doing, perhaps finally offer some real evidence of what occurs when stars explode. 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. , Physical Review D Explore further New study suggests long ago brightest star explosion was rapid type Ia supernovacenter_img Density contour plots including deflagration (white) and detonation (green) surfaces. Credit: arXiv:1609.07403 [astro-ph.HE] , arXiv Citation: Calculations show close Ia supernova should be neutrino detectable offering possibility of identifying explosion type (2017, March 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Journal information: Physical Review Letters © 2017 Phys.orglast_img read more

Voters in Honduran election hope for change without violence

first_imgNo related posts. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The Julian López Pineda elementary school is the closest polling station to the Tegucigalpa municipal dump. When the wind shifts, the stench of rotting garbage can buckle the knees.But on Sunday afternoon, slowly and steadily, Francisco Murillo, a 76-year-old trash picker, walked carefully down the dirt path toward the school, determined to cast his vote for radical change in Honduras.Like many living on the steep hillside margins of the capital, he said he would vote for leftist candidate Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of deposed president Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup.“I had a job when Mel was president,” Murillo said, recalling when he worked as a bag inspector in a supermarket. Now he hunts empty bottles and scrap metal.“I’ve got no pension, nothing,” he said. “I’ve had two strokes. I’m only alive thanks to God.”Jobs. An end to corruption. A functional government. Reducing an astronomical murder rate. Hondurans have loaded a long wish list onto Sunday’s elections. But when results are announced Sunday evening or Monday, most people here seem to be hoping the place doesn’t go haywire again.The tensions that led to violent protests after the 2009 coup still simmer in a country where class divisions are wide and violence common. A close election or cries of fraud could roil Honduras.By most accounts, balloting proceeded fairly smoothly into the afternoon, with turnout looking strong and few reports of violence or irregularities. Five people were slain Sunday morning near a polling station in the remote, lawless region of La Mosquítia — a notorious haven for drug traffickers — but Honduran police said the men were drunk and politics wasn’t to blame.A victory here by Castro, who campaigned alongside her husband, would be likely to tilt Honduras leftward along a path of “democratic socialism,” as the couple describe it. Their calls for a new constitution have deeply worried the country’s business class, powerful elites and quite a few others.“We’re all afraid,” said Maria Teresa de Pérez Cadalso, casting her vote at a private boy’s academy in the Payaquí neighborhood, where spacious homes are fortified by high walls and concertina wire. “We need to keep the communists out.”She voted for conservative standard-bearer Juan Orlando Hernández, the powerful former president of Congress who wants to deploy the military on the streets. He and Castro were virtually tied in polls throughout the campaign.“Xiomara will win, unless the other side cheats,” said Gabriela Bonilla, who voted for Castro, as did the 12 other adults in her household, in a neighborhood where the streets are so dicey she’s can’t go out after dark.Some complained that they’d be turned away from polls Sunday, including a few voters who were told they appeared on national registries as “deceased.”“I’m not dead!” one elderly gentleman protested on Honduran radio.But even here in one of the capital’s wealthiest neighborhoods, voters said they were willing to take a risk on an unconventional candidate — anything to turn their sinking country around.“I want an end to impunity and corruption. More organization and efficiency. A country that works!” said Denise Jiménez, a lab technician who said she voted for Salvador Nasralla, a sportscaster-turned-candidate who founded the “Anti-Corruption Party,” one of nine parties crowding Sunday’s ballot.“We need to clean out the whole government and give some new people a chance,” she said.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires This is a dream come true! #BirdGang— David Johnson (@DavidJohnsonRB) May 2, 2015 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Johnson caught more than 30 passes in each of his four seasons with the Panthers, topping out at 536 yards receiving in his senior season. He also tallied 14 receiving touchdowns in his four-year career.The Clinton, Iowa, native also said he believes he can become a three-down back for the Cardinals.“I’m able to catch the ball out of the backfield on third downs, and then, with my bigger frame, I’m able to protect for (quarterback) Carson Palmer and make sure that he doesn’t get hit — make sure he stays healthy,” Johnson said. Top Stories center_img Johnson was also named a third-team FCS All-American in 2014 after breaking 15 school records. He racked up career high of 1,553 yards and 17 touchdowns on 287 carries in his senior season, and he had eight games of more than 100 yards rushing, including a 205-yard, three-touchdown effort against Missouri State on Nov. 22.On the Cardinals, Johnson will compete with a running back corps that includes Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Kerwynn Williams. The Cardinals only gained 1,308 yards on the ground last season, second-worst in the NFL. Also, the team’s 3.3 yards per carry was the lowest mark in the league.Johnson said he knew the Cardinals had some interest in him after he spoke with running backs coach Stump Mitchell at the Senior Bowl.“They said they were looking for a bigger back,” Johnson said. “They said I fit that mold really (well).”The former Northern Iowa Panther said he’s ready take the pounding of NFL defenses, but he also touted his abilities in the passing game.“Something that a lot of teams don’t really look into with bigger running backs is my ability to catch out of the backfield,” he said. The Arizona Cardinals didn’t go with a running back in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft as many fans wanted, but they did take one two rounds later.With the 86th overall pick, the Cardinals selected running back David Johnson, who was a four-year starter after redshirting at Northern Iowa.The 6-foot-1, 224-pound running back played in the 2015 Senior Bowl and was named first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference in both 2013 and 2014. He became the first player in school history to post three consecutive 1,000-yard season. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more