Central grant for synthetic turf hockey ground in Chhattisgarh

first_imgRaipur, Aug 2 (PTI) The Centre has approved a grant of Rs 5.44 crore for synthetic turf hockey ground in Chhattisgarhs naxal-affected Jashpur district.The grant comes as Minister of State for Steel and Lok Sabha member from Raigarh Vishnu Deo Sai sought the Centres help for promoting hockey among local youths.Sai had recently written to Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel in this regard.Necessary approval has been granted for laying of synthetic hockey turf ground in Jashpur Nagar under Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh at an estimated cost of Rs 5.44 crore, according to an order by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. About Rs 1.41 crore has been released as first instalment for the purpose, it said. PTI AKV SMJlast_img read more

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Winning 10 Straight Put the Royals Playoff Chances at Even Money

These playoff percentages mean that about 58 percent of all win streaks that passed through 10 games came from teams that eventually made the playoffs, a slight increase from before.The Royals are right at the previous season average (they went 86-76, which gets you a regressed winning percentage around .522), but their pre-streak record was slightly below the standard for other 10-win-streak teams; their “at the time” regressed winning percentage was .488. How much does that matter?To determine whether these Royals could be a playoff team, we set up a logistic regression predicting make-the-playoffs odds from streak length, at-the-time regression winning percentage, and prior-season regressed winning percentage. This also helped us figure out how much of the chance of making the playoffs comes from the streak itself, and how much is just that good teams are more prone to run up these kinds of streaks. Causation versus correlation, basically.After running the regression, it told us that the Royals are 23.2 percent less likely to make the playoffs than a normal 10-game-win-streak team because their record before the streak was 29-32, whereas the typical 10-gamer would have been 32-29. That looks like a very strong effect for just a three-game swing; we might be seeing a big inflection point here. At any rate, as you would expect, pre-streak record certainly matters.Once we take their 10-win streak into account, the Royals have a little better than even odds of making the playoffs. Baseball Prospectus’s Playoff Odds Report gives KC a 42.3 percent chance of getting there. So if you want to peg the Royals somewhere around 50-50, that’s a decent place to start. And if you think about Kansas City’s roster — one with strengths but also significant weaknesses — that makes even more sense.On the plus side, the Royals are an elite defensive team. According to Baseball Info Solutions’ Defensive Runs Saved stat, KC has fielded the second-best defense in the American League. By Ultimate Zone Rating, the Royals actually lead all of baseball, and by a wide margin. The outfield is particularly impressive: The combination of Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain has been extremely effective in chasing down fly balls in the gaps. Meanwhile, Alex Gordon has been a force of nature in left field, the best in all of baseball by pretty much any advanced metric. He’s pretty good by Fancy Plays Over Replacement too.Your browser does not support iframes.That airtight defense has made an already strong pitching staff look even better. Closer Greg Holland and righty setup men Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera have combined to allow just one home run in 89 innings pitched this season.Davis in particular has been a revelation. Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in the controversial December 2012 blockbuster, Davis was viewed as a throw-in, with James Shields and Wil Myers being the keys to the deal. After messing around with Davis as a starter last year, the Royals plopped him back into the role in which he excelled with Tampa Bay two years ago. So far this year, he has been right there with Sean Doolittle, Koji Uehara, Dellin Betances and one or two others for the title of best reliever in the American League. His season line: 31.1 innings pitched, 1.15 ERA, 52 strikeouts, and zero extra-base hits allowed.The starting rotation has flourished lately, too. Shields has been steady as expected, though his numbers are actually down slightly from recent years. But he’s received ample support, from 23-year-old fireballer Yordano Ventura (who leads all KC starters in fielding independent pitching), free-agent pickup Jason Vargas (tops in innings pitched), and Danny Duffy (tops in beating long odds, having come back from Tommy John surgery, and at one point nearly quitting baseball entirely).The big question revolves around the team’s offense. Just 13 days ago, the Royals sat in last place in the AL Central, and also last in the AL in slugging percentage, home runs and runs scored. Some of the team’s biggest slumpers came alive during the streak, especially Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas. Still, those players, along with talented but disappointing first baseman Eric Hosmer, have fallen well short of expectations in 2014, and KC still owns the third-lowest-scoring offense in the American League even after its recent explosion. The Royals almost certainly won’t be sellers any more at the trade deadline, not after this streak. Whether they’ll be buyers — to the point of possibly benching or jettisoning current players once viewed as future franchise cornerstones — remains an open question.Still, it’s a great question to get to ask. After nearly three decades in the wilderness, the Royals now have a legitimate shot to see October’s spotlight. It’s about damn time. The Detroit Tigers nipped the Kansas City Royals 2-1 in the final game of a four-game series Thursday. That win snapped a 10-game winning streak for KC, but even with that setback the Royals lead the American League Central Division by half a game. In late June. This is not a drill.If the baseball world seems shocked by the Royals’ sudden success, the franchise’s recent history may explain why. When the Royals beat the Tigers on Tuesday in the second game of their showdown for AL Central supremacy, the victory marked the first time the Royals had owned sole possession of first place since May 1, 2013.Of course, downtrodden teams always have a better chance to claim bragging rights early in the season, when hot starts and small sample sizes can skew what we’re seeing. So consider this: The last time the Royals were in first place after June 1 was all the way back in 2003. That year, Kansas City preyed on a weak AL Central — one dragged down by a 119-loss Tigers squad and no elite teams — to own a share of first as late as Aug. 20. They ended the season seven games off the pace at 83-79, a lukewarm showing for most franchises. For the Royals, the finish was almost something to celebrate. Kansas City hasn’t made the playoffs since 1985, the longest postseason drought for any major league team by a span of eight years.Now here’s the good news for Royals fans: Teams that win 10 straight games in a single season stand a good chance of making the playoffs. Which means that for the first time since “Careless Whisper” wasn’t at all ironic, the Royals could crack the postseason.Going back to 1995, the first year of the wild card,1The wild card was supposed to debut in 1994. But … well, you know. we looked at all teams that had a streak lasting at least one game (you gotta start somewhere), to see how often those streaks portended October baseball. Here are the results:As you can see, every team passed through streaks of one, two and three wins, and all but four teams passed through a streak of four wins. By this measure, with a 10-win streak the Royals have about a 55 percent chance of making the playoffs.2You’ll notice that it appears that a team is more likely to make the playoffs if it’s had an 11-game win streak than if it’s had a 12-game win streak. That’s just one of those weird quirks that can happen due to randomness in a small sample.It’s not quite that simple, though. Before their streak began, the Royals’ record only stood at 29-32, so they may not be totally representative of the type of team that tends to have 10-game win streaks. To examine that further, we looked at historical winning streaks of a given length since 1995 and tracked what each team’s regressed winning percentage was before the streak started (that is, we added 67 games of .500 baseball — 33.5 wins and 33.5 losses — to each team’s record at the time).3Regressed winning percentages add 67 games of .500 ball because that’s the number of games necessary for a team’s observed record to be half skill and half luck. (We know this by comparing the distribution of actual baseball teams’ records to the spread we’d see if every team was equal and each game was decided by a coin flip.) We used regressed winning percentages here so that every pre-streak winning percentage would be on the same footing, no matter when in the season the streak began. Otherwise, if one team started its streak early in the season, and another started it late, a straight average would weigh the two winning percentages equally even though the latter is much more indicative of what we’re trying to measure than the former. By regressing the records, we can make an apples-to-apples comparison between the streaks, no matter when in the season they occurred. We also recorded each team’s regressed winning percentage from the previous season. The results: read more

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first_img Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Oct 2014 – Among the 411 students on the CXC Top 10 Regional Merit List in 35 subjects are 2 Turks and Caicos Islanders. This list is a recognition of students ranking 1 – 10 in each subject. Natalia Williams, daughter of Rhoda and Rupert Williams and past student of HJRHS ranked 10th in Food and Nutrition; while former MBHS student, Krischan Cox, son of District Commissioner (South Caicos), Yvette Cox and MBHS Vice Principal, Rodney Cox, ranked 7th in Building Technology (Woods). Congratulations to these two students, their teachers and their parents. Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cxc, top, turks and caicos Recommended for you Crown Land Motion by PDM demands better processlast_img read more


Allegri and Juventus are ready for the last match of 2018

first_imgAccording to the Bianconeri manager, the team is expecting to close the year with a victory against SampdoriaIn the last match of the year, Juventus will play against Sampdoria in the Italian Lega Serie A.And for the Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri, this is the perfect time to get a win.“Tomorrow will be a very difficult and long match. We have to get the three points so that we can end the year well and enter the break with peace of mind,” he told reporters according to the team’s official website.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Sampdoria have only lost once in their last seven games, and have taken a positive result in their last three away trips.”“It is not a game to be underestimated, we will need the support of the fans. Quagliarella is an amazing player and always scores extraordinary goals,” he explained.“Benatia, Matuidi and Bernardeschi are available. Szczesny, Ronaldo, Rugani, and Chiellini will all start, whilst Bonucci will rest.”“In attack, both Dybala and Mandzukic are going good, but I have a doubt on the left whether to put in Alex Sandro or Spinazzola from the first minute, whilst the latter could still play a part in the game regardless,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Lampard buzzing after Derbys comeback win

first_imgDerby County manager Frank Lampard is in seventh heaven after his side scored two late goals to win 4-3 at Norwich City on Saturday.Norwich were 3-2 ahead with just nine minutes to go, but Florian Jozefzoon’s 87th-minute goal pulled the game level before Jack Marriott netted in stoppage time to complete the comeback for Frank Lampard’s side.The game was delayed by 25 minutes after a fuse box problem caused a section of the stadium to lose power after Norwich had gone 3-2 up.“It was a game which had everything and I don’t think I have been involved with one like that before,” Lampard told Sky Sports.“I have certainly never gone back to the dressing room and then come back like that before and as a manager, I have never been involved in a game with two late goals like that.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think the delay worked in our favor because Norwich had just scored their goal and the momentum was with them.It was bad timing for them and good timing for us because it gave us the chance to reorganize things and I thought David Nugent did a superb job when he came on, playing a part in both our goals.“Norwich will be saying they deserved something from the game, and they would have [deserved] a point to be fair, but I think we deserved this for the way we came out after the delay.“The players deserve so much credit for coming away from a tough place like this with three points.”last_img read more

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Man claims to be Uber driver tries to break into Chula Vista

first_img September 16, 2018 Posted: September 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man posing as an Uber driver tried to break into a Chula Vista home Sunday morning, an officer said.Around 7:30 a.m., a woman walked out of her home on Gilbert Place near East J Street to get the newspaper when a man approached her and claimed to be her Uber driver, Chula Vista police Lt. Gino Grippo said.“She didn’t order an Uber, so she went back inside and he tried to force his way into the home,” Grippo said.The woman and her husband, who was inside, managed to keep the man outside and shut the door on him.Police responded to the area and tried to apprehend the man, Grippo said. He resisted, and officers had to place him in a restraining device.The man, 39, was found to be in possession of what appeared to be cocaine, Grippo said. It wasn’t clear if he was under the influence of any substances at the time of the incident.The man was first taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation, then booked into jail on suspicion of charges relating to drugs, burglary and resisting arrest, Grippo said. Man claims to be Uber driver, tries to break into Chula Vista home KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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John Coltrane A Love Supreme For The Record

first_img For The Record: Little Big Town’s ‘The Road …” The legend transformed his personal struggles into musical uplift, creating a historic album filled with trend-setting jazz experimentationPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 3, 2018 – 2:53 pm A controversial leader of experimental jazz, legendary saxophone player John Coltrane recorded his studio album A Love Supreme in December 1964 and it was released the following month, becoming for many his most-beloved piece of work. Filled with spiritual exaltation, his abundance of talent balanced free expression with just enough traditional jazz feel to keep its four heartfelt tracks accessible. Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” The sidemen in the quartet on A Love Supreme were bass player Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones and pianist McCoy Tyner. Coltrane is playing on tenor sax and chants the four-note theme “a love supreme” with himself, later layered by overdubs.The suite’s four parts are “Acknowledgement,” “Resolution,” “Pursuance,” and “Psalm.” In “Psalm” Coltrane performs a poem by playing it on his sax. The text was provided in the album’s liner notes. It closes, “God breathes through us so completely … so gently we hardly feel it … yet, it is our everything. Thank you God.”The reception of A Love Supreme was major. The album sold a half-million copies by 1970, more than 10 times Coltrane’s usual level of sales. In addition, at the 8th GRAMMY Awards, the album brought him his first career nominations for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance — Small Group Or Soloist With A Small Group and for Best Original Jazz Composition.The album also has a lasting legacy through other artists’ patronage to the masterpiece. John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana covered “Acknowledgement” on their 1972 album Love Devotion Surrender, titling their track “A Love Supreme.” The GRAMMY-nominated U2 song “Angel Of Harlem” calls out Coltrane and his legendary album as being spiritually present in New York City while “the street sounds like a symphony.”To celebrate the legacy of Coltrane’s pioneering work, including A Love Supreme as the pinnacle of his creative output, the Recording Academy honored Coltrane with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. In 1999 A Love Supreme was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, along with his 1957 album Blue Train.A Love Supreme was also inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2015, ensuring its preservation for future generations. Its manuscript is preserved at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as one of the Treasures of American History. 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King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ For The Record: Calle 13 Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ john-coltrane-love-supreme-record John Coltrane, ‘A Love Supreme’: For The Record For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ For The Record: Shakira For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: Carlos Santana NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 3, 2018 – 2:33 pm For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: Juan Gabriel For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Prev Next For The Record: Adele, ’25’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. 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The Wilmington Insider For May 25 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, May 25, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.In The Community: Windsor Place (92 West Street) is holding a lecture from Gary Hylander on the My Lai Massacre. FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Needleworkers meet at 10am. Drop-In Story Time at 10am.  [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: 3 Wilmington High School teams are in action today. See the complete schedule HERE.Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke with Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For September 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For May 4, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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See those damn aliens at Area 51 via Google Maps

first_imgYes, but can Google Maps go underground?  Google Maps screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET You’re forgiven if you can’t decide whether to buy tickets to Nevada for the planned raid on classified military base Area 51. One day the Sept. 20 Facebook event “to see those damn aliens” is removed from the social network, the next it’s back up. Who can keep track, let alone make reliable travel plans? If you like to play things safe and search for aliens from your couch instead of the hot, sweaty desert, you can just visit Area 51 via Google Maps. LADbible provides the coordinates for the desert base around 150 miles from Las Vegas, which has become synonymous with alien conspiracies, especially involving alien spaceships and aliens themselves. “By typing these coordinates into Google Maps: 37.24804, -115.800155, or by following this link, you can view the base without breaking any rules,” the site notes. Added a Google spokesperson, “Google sources satellite imagery from third-party providers, who are responsible for complying with any applicable law.” area-51-memes2 Screenshot by Jován Pulgarín/CNET The image looks like what you’d expect a satellite image of a desert base to look like. Nestled in a huge desert expanse, there are roads, nondescript buildings, parking lots, runways and several visible aircraft. Despite zooming in as far as I could, however, I was unable to see ET.  The tongue-in-cheek Alien 51 Facebook event, titled Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, first appeared on the site in July. “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” it read. “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.” “Naruto run” refers to the main character in the eponymous Naruto anime.More than 2 million people have signed up for the event, and 1.4 million more are “interested” in attending. And while the event’s fake, creator Mathew Roberts has put together a real festival instead that will take place somewhere other than a secret military base. Roberts says he expects around 20,000 people to attend that event.  Google Maps for Android 1 Area 51, a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base within the Nevada Test and Training Range, reportedly got its name when, in 1951, the remains of the alleged Roswell UFO (said to have crashed in 1947) were brought to the base. In 2013, the CIA issued a 355-page declassified report detailing the birth of Area 51 and the U-2 spy planes developed and tested there.The US Air Force has issued a warning to would-be alien hunters  interested in attending the desert event, saying troops stand ready to protect Area 51. It’s unknown what Sept. 20 will bring for Area 51 and environs, but it is known the stunt is presenting all sorts of marketing opportunities. The Belize Tourism board, for example, is offering free Central American vacations to Nevada locals wishing to escape the chaos. Even the official Ghostbusters movie got in on the madness with a bit of advice. Whatever happens next month, let’s just hope we’re not looking at another Fyre festival disaster. Originally published Aug. 6, 2:27 p.m. PT.Update, 4:09 p.m. PT: Adds comment from Google spokesperson.  More Area 51 madness Share your voice Tagscenter_img Comment 2 million want to raid Area 51 to ‘see them aliens’ Area 51 raid event back on Facebook after being removed Planning to raid Area 51? Ghostbusters have advice Online Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Google Mapslast_img read more

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Man fakes death in video to avoid paying clip goes viral

first_img.Police have detained a man who faked his murder on social media — using red fruit juice as imitation blood — to avoid paying out $1,800 on a cricket bet, a senior officer said Tuesday.A video of Adel Shikder’s purported murder was shared some 10,000 times within days, prompting a hunt for his body.”He hired a film make-up artiste who is an occasional videographer to film his ‘murder’ after he lost a bet of 150,000 taka ($1,800) on the Nidahas trophy final between Bangladesh and India,” senior Dhaka police official Kamruzzaman Sardar told AFP.Bangladesh lost the 18 March match in Colombo when India’s Dinesh Karthik hammered a last-ball six to clinch an improbable victory.Police said three people are seen in the video. Two appeared to slit the throat of Shikder, 28, after holding him down.They used red fruit juice syrup as fake blood on his body while photos of a slit throat were shared on social media.Shikder sent the film anonymously to the person to whom he lost the cricket bet.”He had won Tk 40,000 from the same person during the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka semi-final, which Bangladesh won. He spent the money and then he made a bigger bet in the final,” Sardar said.Police said Shikder phoned his younger brother by changing his voice and told him the body was in Chittagong, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) southeast of the capital.Relatives and police searched for the corpse there after Shikder’s panicked parents lodged a complaint.The case unravelled after police arrested the make-up artist on Saturday and the next day Shikder was detained in the central district of Faridpur, Kamruzzaman said.”I did it so that he did not seek any money from me. I did not realise it would cause all this,” Shikder said when paraded before television cameras.Betting is illegal in Bangladesh. But in recent years underground betting on cricket has boomed, with millions of dollars changing hands during internationals and Bangladesh Premier League games.last_img read more

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Bullethit body of suspected drug trader found

first_imgMap of SatkhiraPolice recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected drug trader from Tetulia Biswashpara in Tala upazila of Satkhira early Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased was Maijuddin Ahmed Tulu, 40, son of Shamsul Haq Sardar of sadar upazila.Locals spotted the body in the morning and informed it to police, UNB quoted Mehedi Russel, officer-in-charge of Tala police station as saying.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue for autopsy.Police suspected that Tulu might have been killed in a clash between two groups of drug traders.Police also recovered 160 pieces of Yaba tablets, 15 bottles of phensidyl syrup, a motorcycle and a cellphone from the spot.However, Rahima Begum, wife of Tulu, said her husband, a rod-cement trader, was picked up by detectives while returning home on 13 January and since then his cell phone was found switched off.Later, Rahima lodged a general diary with sadar police station.last_img read more

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UT System To Develop Work Study Program In Houston

first_img* Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.HOUSTON — The University of Texas System plans to develop a work study program in Houston, partnering with companies to provide work experience for students, the system’s Houston Advisory Task Force announced Monday.The program will take place on the more than 300 acres the UT System owns in southwest Houston. But that site won’t be home to a new university, UT System officials said Monday. State lawmakers from Houston had expressed concerns that a UT campus in Houston would compete with the University of Houston.Assembled by UT System Chancellor William McRaven, the 18-member task force spent the last few months exploring new opportunities for the system to collaborate with Houston’s academic, medical and business sectors. Task force co-chairs Paul Hobby and Carin Barth — both prominent players in Houston’s business scene — made the announcement Monday at UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.“I think there will be a rotation of students here from other institutions who need what Houston has to offer,” Hobby said.He pointed to Houston’s energy, healthcare and aerospace sectors as prime areas for students to gain skills while also making valuable contributions to the industries. UT hopes to partner with private companies, as well as nonprofits and government entities, he said. The system bought the land in Houston earlier this year with the vision of using the property as ground zero for new research, collaboration and education opportunities. The site will be a research and study site for the UT System’s 14 existing universities and medical schools.Plans for the Houston site are currently focused on the work study program and an online course system, Hobby said. But he added, “Eventually, who knows what it will be?”State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, whose district includes University of Houston, said he’d like more information about the plans.“The devil’s always in the details on this stuff,” he said. “They need to tell me what they’re going to do with specifics. Because something can sound one way and it actually morphs into another.”Coleman previously criticized the UT System for buying the property in Houston without consulting local leaders.“The objective I’ve had is that there not be undue competition in things in which we’ve already invested in,” Coleman said.Welcome Wilson Sr., chairman of the University of Houston Political Action Committee, said he considers the UT System’s purchase an invasion of UH territory and suggested the task force delay its planning until the Legislature meets in January.“I believe they need to coordinate with the Legislature and the system of higher education,” he said. “Every university cannot decide what it’s going to do on its own.”Hobby argued there should be no concerns about competition, as Houston is an under-developed intellectual hub.“Houston is dramatically underpopulated when it comes to college students,” he said. “There’s no way to say we have enough intellectual infrastructure in Houston. That’s just not a statistically defendable position.”The goal of the work study program, Hobby said, is to reduce the mismatch of skills between education and workforce while also making college more affordable. Hobby pointed to a similar program at Georgia Tech as a prime example of UT’s aspirations.Companies like Delta and Coca Cola partner with Georgia Tech because they both have something to offer the other, he said.“This wasn’t philanthropy,” Hobby said.The goal for UT’s work study program is similar, he said. “We have to inspire for-profit and nonprofit companies,” he said. “We want to put a plan out there that is so compelling that both private and public sector sources will be eager to fund it.”The task force has not yet finalized any collaborations with companies. Online learning tools will be incorporated into students’ experiences, Hobby said. The task force is expected to deliver its final recommendations to McRaven in December.Disclosure: The University of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas System and Welcome Wilson Sr. have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2016/06/13/ut-system-houston-task-force-update/. Sharelast_img read more

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Along Ship Channel Houstons Manchester Neighborhood Grapples With Poor Air Quality

first_imgMeanwhile, environmental justice advocates see improving air quality in Manchester as an uphill battle for this majority Latino, low-income community, especially considering many residents are Spanish-speaking immigrants. – / 3At Peiser Park, college student Marissa Rivera reminisces about her high school days. She used to run cross country at the park, across the street from her old high school in Manchester. “One time I ran 12 times around it, in the middle of the summer heat, with the refineries in the background,” said Rivera. She said her friends often wondered how harmful the chemicals and heat really were. “It would be like a joke that we were killing ourselves by being out here,” she said.  A house sits next to a large cement tank in the Manchester neighborhood.But, longtime Manchester resident Edgar Flores said he isn’t too concerned about the refineries close by. “From my point of  view it doesn’t really affect the community in a bad way that I know of,” said Flores. “It’s good for the community. There are jobs here and stuff.” Marissa Rivera said that’s how she thinks a lot of the community feels, or that they can’t really do anything to make the air quality better. Rivera said she’s just starting to understand the extent of Manchester’s environmental issues. After attending a public meeting at a Manchester community center, she said she learned a lot more. – / 3At the June meeting, representatives from Valero Energy and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) opened the floor to a public discussion on a permit amendment. Valero is requesting to amend a permit that would allow small amounts of hydrogen cyanide, a poisonous chemical compound, to be released at the Valero refinery. The refinery is located adjacent to Manchester.Valero and TCEQ representatives sat in front of a group of around 50 community members and activists. The TCEQ said the levels of hydrogen cyanide that would be released are low enough that it won’t put resident’s health at risk. But the crowd here tonight isn’t convinced. They argue the damage has already been done. The TCEQ said Valero has been releasing this chemical for years and now they’re trying to regulate these emissions.   “It’s kinda like shoplifting and then like when you get outside if you get caught just going oh I’ll just pay for it now,” said Stacey Davidson from Pleasantville, “Isn’t it?”“Well, it’s a close analogy,” said Tony Ionescu, the TCEQ permit reviewer for Valero’s permit amendment. “It’d be like if you didn’t know you were shoplifting and then you got outside and found out,” said Ionescu. Representatives from Valero Energy listen to public comment and answer questions at a community meeting in Manchester.This isn’t the first time Valero has been criticized in recent months. After Hurricane Harvey, residents complained about a stench that lingered throughout the neighborhood. The refinery was emitting high levels of the carcinogen Benzene.Yenny Ramirez has lived in Manchester over a decade and said she smells chemicals in the air on a regular basis. At the meeting, she asked the TCEQ to stop Valero from releasing more chemicals into the air. In Spanish, she said her 10-year-old son suffers from red eyes, which her doctor hasn’t been able to explain. Families tell the TCEQ why they oppose a permit amendment that would allow low levels of hydrogen cyanide in the air.Though many health complaints are anecdotal, research indicates that Manchester’s residents experience a higher proportion of illness compared to other areas in Houston. A study by the environmental justice group t.e.j.a.s. and the Center for Science and Democracy found community members in Manchester are more likely to get cancer than more affluent neighborhoods in Houston.Experts said Valero’s refinery isn’t the only one contributing to the poor air quality in Manchester. Other facilities along the nearby ship channel are also known polluters. “We know that children that grow up within two miles of the ship channel have an elevated risk of developing leukemia,” said Dr. Bakeyah Nelson, Executive Director of the nonprofit Air Alliance Houston, which advocates for cleaner air. A study by the University of Texas School of Public Health found children living by the ship channel as having a 56% higher chance of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia than children living ten miles away. Nelson said while Houston in general has air quality problems, in Manchester a number of environmental factors are coming together. A 2006 study commissioned by former Houston Mayor Bill White found Manchester and Harrisburg as having the highest number of definite risk pollutants in Houston.Dr. Nelson said to protect communities like Manchester, more needs to be done by state regulators to penalize Texas polluters. “You’re living in a state and operating in a context where it’s very lax on the enforcement side of things,” said Nelson.  A 2017 study by the Environmental Integrity Project and Environment Texas revealed that the state imposed penalties on 3% of infractions by Texas polluters. In the meantime, activists and residents are fighting to prevent Valero’s updated permit from being approved.Valero and the TCEQ say community members will have another chance to voice their concerns at second meeting. The date and time were pending when this article was published, though a list of the TCEQ’s public meetings can be viewed on their website.  To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Houston is one of the most ozone-polluted cities in the country. But studies show that in the city’s Manchester neighborhood, the air quality is even worse. The community in Southeast Houston is surrounded by two major highways, the ship channel and a Valero Refinery. As some residents grapple with health problems, they’re looking for someone to hold accountable. center_img Listen 00:00 /04:00 Sharelast_img read more

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2018 Streamy Awards Nominations Unveiled YouTube Signs as Sponsor

first_imgThe nominations are out for the 8th Annual Streamy Awards — recognizing the best creators, content and marketing in online video, and YouTube has inked a deal to be the official presenting sponsor and global distribution partner for the 2018 edition.This year’s list of Streamys contenders include Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a top “Fortnite” player and the first gamer to appear on the cover of ESPN The Magazine, who has four nominations. Other nominees include David Dobrik, Casey Neistat, Kevin Durant, Kevin Hart, Marshmello, Shay Mitchell, Lilly Singh, Shane Dawson, Jaden Smith and YouTube’s original series “Escape the Night” with Joey Graceffa.The 8th Annual Streamy Awards, are set to take place on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The kudocast will stream live on YouTube at youtube.com/streamys. The awards are run by Dick Clark Prods. and trade publication Tubefilter. Couples Therapy with Candice & CaseyEar Biscuits with Rhett & LinkH3 PodcastNot Too Deep with Grace HelbigVIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason NashPERFORMANCE CATEGORIESActing in a ComedyArden Rose – Mr. Student Body PresidentLiza Koshy – Liza on DemandMelvin Gregg – God’s SonNate Contreras – Cheap Thrills with Tabasko SweetSungWon Cho – Anime Crimes DivisionActing in a DramaAnna Akana – Youth & ConsequencesAnnie LeBlanc – Chicken GirlsDeStorm Power – CaughtJames Bland – GiantsJesse Ridgway – My Virtual EscapeCollaborationDavid Dobrik and Jennifer Lopez – FEAR BOX ChallengeKandee Johnson and Kim Kardashian – Princess Jasmine TransformationLilly Singh and Will Smith – How To Speak Internet 101Miranda Sings and Sofie Dossi – Becoming A Contortionist!Shane Dawson and Molly Burke – Switching Lives With A Blind PersonEnsemble CastCaughtDavid’s VlogEscape the NightLadylikeThe Try GuysCRAFT CATEGORIESCinematographyAdam Tash – The Super Slow ShowCasey Neistat – Casey NeistatEric Foster, Kyle LaBrache, and Maris Lidaka – Paper TigersGreg Cotten – ATROPAJoe Sabia – Vogue’s 73 QuestionsCostume DesignBrandon Rogers – Magic FunhouseJennifer Newman – Miss 2059Jessica Margolis – Lindsey StirlingKendal Carse, Andrea Hegedus, Olivia Hines, Soseh Keshishyan, Kaysie Lee, and Megan Myers – Escape the NightRon Leaman – AutomataDirectingDavid Dobrik – David’s VlogHazel Hayes – PrankMeJack Ferry – Mr. Student Body PresidentJesse Ridgway – My Virtual EscapeWesley Armstrong – Couples NightEditingLee Black, Ronnie Edwards, Alexander Sedgewick, Daniel Seibert, and Thomas Torbergsen – Game TheoryCasey Neistat – Casey NeistatEmma Chamberlain – Emma ChamberlainShane Dawson and Andrew Siwicki – Shane Dawson’s “The Truth About Tanacon”TJ Nordaker and Kevin Williamsen – Honest TrailersVisual and Special EffectsJody Steel – Body Art with Jody SteelSam Wickert – SoKrispyMediaTobias Richter and Ryan Wieber – ATROPATony E. Valenzuela – Find MeZach King – Zach KingWriting ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. 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This year, women led the list of contenders in the comedy category and men represented the majority of the nominees in beauty.Streamy Awards nominees and winners are determined by an industry panel of of creators, executives and other online-video experts. Starting Oct. 8 and leading up to the awards show, fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees in the two audience choice categories: Creator of the Year, presented by YouTube, and Show of the Year.The 8th Annual Streamy Awards is executive produced by Dick Clark Prods.’ Ariel Elazar, Rika Camizianos and Alexi Mazareas as well as Streamy Awards founders Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen. Michael Nieporent is producer.Here’s the full list of 8th Annual Streamy Awards nominees:Audience Choice: Creator of the Year presented by YouTubeAndrei TerbeaCasey NeistatDavid DobrikDolan TwinsEmma ChamberlainGabbie HannaLiza KoshyNinjaShane DawsonSafiya NygaardAudience Choice: Show of the YearBlippiEscape the NightF2 Finding FootballGood Mythical MorningThe Philip DeFranco ShowREACTRooster TeethThe Try GuysYappieThe Young TurksOVERALL CATEGORIESAction or Sci-FiATROPADay 5LifelineThe Look-SeeTwo-Sentence Horror StoriesAnimatedAndrei TerbeaBravest WarriorsJaiden AnimationsstoryboothTheOdd1sOutBreakout CreatorBretman RockDobre BrothersElle MillsEmma ChamberlainNinjaComedyBrandon RogersHannah StockingJenna MarblesJack DouglassLilly SinghDocumentary60 Second DocsExtraordinary PeopleMEL FilmsThe Mortified GuideShane Dawson’s “The Truth About Tanacon”First PersonAlex WassabiCasey NeistatDavid DobrikEmma ChamberlainGabbie HannaImmersiveComic Book Portal – CyreneQFind Me – BlackBoxTVLife Support – Taryn SouthernTiny Tank – SoKrispyMedia, MWMiWelcome to Everlock – Escape the NightInternationalAlex French Guy Cooking (France)Calle y Poché (Colombia)Fozi Mozi (Palestine)Pautips (Colombia)Sebastián Villalobos (Colombia)SERIES CATEGORIES Popular on Variety Deja Harrell – SeedsDeStorm Power – CaughtEzra Ani – Pillow TalkMelvin Gregg – God’s SonRy Doon, Luke Flipp, and Marion Webb – The Lab RatzSOCIAL GOOD CATEGORIESCampaignExtra Life, Team Rooster Teeth – Children’s Miracle Network HospitalsMTV – Parkland ResponseYouTube Creators for ChangeCreatorMike RoweMolly BurkeShalom BlacCompany or BrandThe DodoGoFundMeWalgreens, Red Nose DayNonprofit or NGOPeacemaker Corps Association – Peace in the StreetsSpecial Books by Special KidsThirst ProjectUniter AwardOne Million Acts of Good – Ellen DeGeneres – CheeriosLegacy AwardTyler OakleyBRAND CATEGORIESBranded Content: SeriesGuilty Party – AT&TKevin Hart: Lyft Legend – LyftSnoop Dogg’s Hot Box Office – Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century FoxBranded Content: VideoThe Dodo x Samsung Galaxy S9 Slow-Mo – SamsungSponsoring “Olympians” – Planet FitnessUpside Down Cooking Challenge: Giant Burrito – GladEmerging PlatformAlaska Airlines GIPHY Brand Channel – GIPHYHey Google, Play… – Google HomeSissy That Bot, RuPaul’s Drag Race – Facebook MessengerInfluencer CampaignNew Year, New Me | Rudy Mancuso & Stephen Curry – BritaNYE with Planet Fitness and Doug the Pug – Planet FitnessSeize the Awkward – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The JED Foundation————-last_img read more

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How to find a black hole

first_img Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation Since the 1960’s, physicists have been analyzing the theory of black holes and astronomers have been looking for examples in the universe.A black hole is a concentration of mass so enormous that it exhibits its own gravitational force. This force is so great, that nothing escapes from it. Researchers have found a method to find black holes and analyze their characteristics, such as their mass and gravitational force, to determine if they are in fact black holes.Astrophysicists first look for compact, massive, dark objects in the center of nearby galaxies. Then they use Newtonian physics and a series of equations to measure the mass and spin angle of the object. If the object is at least three times the mass of the sun, it is classified as a black hole. However, the mass of most objects found are 10 million times the mass of the sun.Current research focuses on finding yet more black holes and in particular, discovering if they contain event horizons. An event horizon is a one-way barrier that causes the isolation of the black hole’s interior from the outside universe. Matter, energy, information, and radiation, for example, can fall into the black hole, but nothing, not even light, can get out.For years, astronomers have been studying a huge, dark object in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy that affects the motion of the stars and gasses that are nearby.Infrared technology has been used to discover that there are stars orbiting this object. The mass of this object is 30 million times the mass of the sun. Most astrophysicists have accepted that this is a black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.Physicists and astronomers alike are working to find even more black holes in many different galaxies, and to find stronger evidence that they have event horizons.So it appears that the existence of black holes may not be such a mystery. However, the intrigue still remains at the thought of enormous black objects with masses at least 10 million times that of the sun.Could they be at the center of every galaxy?Reference:Narayan R. 2005. Black holes in astrophysics. New Journal of Physics. 7:199.Image: Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsStory: by Gina Buss, Copyright PhysOrg.com 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. Citation: How to find a black hole (2005, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2005-10-black-hole.htmlcenter_img Explore further Black holes. Just the name evokes mystery and intrigue. But do they really exist?Scientists have discovered at least 20 objects in 20 different galaxies that are potential black holes and may contain event horizons. A black hole may even be at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.last_img read more

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