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Debut for Zouma as Chelsea’s youngsters shine in pre-season win at Wycombe

first_imgKurt Zouma made his Chelsea debut and youngster Isaiah Brown scored twice as the Blues opened their pre-season campaign with a 5-0 win at Wycombe. Patrick Bamford, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic also got on the scoresheet in the testimonial for Wycombe stalwart Matt Bloomfield at Adams Park.After impressive loan spells at MK Dons and Derby, there is plenty of interest in how 20-year-old striker Bamford fares this season.Bamford opened the scoringAnd he showed his finishing ability by volleying in the opener after being found by Nathan Ake’s left-wing cross.Teenage defender Zouma, signed from St Etienne last season, came on as a first-half substitute to play at right-back after an injury to Todd Kane.Chelsea took control early in the second half, scoring twice in quick succession.Brown netted after being set up by Jay Dasilva before Terry volleyed home from Jeremie Boga’s corner.Another Boga set-piece led to the fourth goal, Ivanovic redeeming himself by heading in shortly after missing a sitter.Brown scored again late on, rounding off a fine display by curling the ball into the top corner from just outside the box.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The time is right for the Giants and A’s to end a 28-year trade drought

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–It has been more than 28 years since the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s executed a player-for-player trade — Ernest Riles for Darren Lewis and Pedro Pena.The drought, which executives for both franchises are keenly aware of, shouldn’t last much longer.The A’s have already begun their regular season while the Giants are exactly one week from Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. Sunday, the teams will meet in the Bay Area for the first of three games, the chance for …last_img

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All systems go at the SKA

first_imgStanding in front of their aircraft on the brand new landing strip near the SKA site in the Northern Cape, are (l to r), Prof Justin Jonas, Dr Val Munsami, Minister David Willetts, Sir Steve Smith, Dr Simon Berry, Tim Moody, Vinny Pillay and Tracy Cheetham.(Image: Janine Erasmus)One of the reasons that the SKA is located where it is, is because of the low population density in that part of the country, resulting in little or no radio interference.(Image: SKA)A view of the KAT-7 from the top of nearby Losberg, which acts as a barrier between the installation and the SKA admin and control site.Justin Jonas and David Willetts gaze out over the MeerKAT core. Foundations for the 64-dish telescope are already being poured and the first dish is expected to be installed by the end of the year.(Images: Janine Erasmus)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tommy MakhodeChief director, communications:Department of Science and Technology• Marina JoubertSKA South Africa communications+27 83 409 4254 Janine ErasmusIt’s all systems go at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site in the Northern Cape. There’s a brand new landing strip which will cut down on transport time to and from the site, and a whole host of new buildings going up. And there’s also the MeerKAT, the SKA precursor, which is under construction.The all-weather landing strip will eliminate a couple of hours of travelling time, because it saves people having to drive from the airstrip in Carnarvon – about an hour each way – which was previously the case. Getting new equipment in will also be a lot easier.It’s 1.3km long and 18m wide and is registered as a voluntary un-manned landing strip with the South African Civil Aviation Authority. It can accommodate 13-seaters and any smaller craft, but there is provision to upgrade the voluntary registration to a fully licenced landing strip, if larger aircraft should ever need to land.On 11 September the UK’s minister for universities and science, David Willetts, was part of a delegation that touched down on the landing trip for the first time. He was accompanied by Sir Steve Smith, vice-chancellor of Exeter University; Dr Simon Berry, SKA expert from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council; and Tim Moody, second secretary for science and innovation at the British High Commission.While in South Africa, WIlletts signed an agreement with his South African counterpart Derek Hanekom, to strengthen collaboration between scientists in the two countries. The two ministers pledged their support for an initiative called the Scientific Seminar Scheme. Funded equally by both ministries, this programme will comprise a series of conferences and seminars that will bring together groups of early- to mid-career scientists from South Africa and the UK.“It’s very exciting to see sub-Saharan Africa leading what is going to be one of the big science experiments of the next decade, and it’s going to be a great boost for science in South Africa and across the continent,” said Willetts, adding that he was impressed with the amount and quality of work that had been done on the SKA, as well as the speed with which the local team was working.“Where we are will be the centre of the biggest science infrastructure in the world in a decade or so,” said Prof Justin Jonas, associate director for science and engineering at SKA South Africa. “Africa has already become a big hub for science.”Easier to get thereBuildings around the site, which were quite sparse originally, are now springing up everywhere. One of the most important is the new Karoo Array processor building. This will house all the data processing racks, as well as the power and back-up equipment, required for MeerKAT. Because it’s so important to keep radio interference to a minimum, much of the processor building, including the data rack room and control room, will lie 5m below the ground. In addition, the data rack and control rooms will be shielded with steel panels over the walls and ceiling.There will be 50 racks for MeerKAT and 80 for SKA phase one. “This is where the processing will be happening,” said Jonas. “The dishes themselves use relatively small amounts of power, but a lot of power will be going to the computers.”He explained that the data rack room has to be completely shielded to prevent radio frequency interference affecting the incoming data from the telescope, and that the joins between panels will be examined with a device called a sniffer to ensure that the room is secure. If it’s not, the entire facility will be rendered useless.The door alone will weigh 360kg and will be about 30cm thick. “The amount of force required to put the door in place is more than a person can muster, so it’s pneumatic.”The data must be processed on the fly before it’s sent back to the office in Cape Town, said Jonas, because it would be too expensive to store it or send huge amounts of raw data down a fibre cable – “It’s best to put the computers where the data is,” he said. “They don’t need to be in the big city. We’re talking about data bandwidth that’s equal to that of a small continent.”Another building that’s undergoing changes is the dish assembly shed. With its volume now more than double that of the original, the team can work on two dishes at one time. A pedestal integration shed is also nearing completion – this facility will allow for the addition of the pedestal and electronics, and pre-installation testing as well.The processor building is expected to be finished by March 2014 and the shed by the end of September 2013 – this is a must because MeerKAT dish construction is expected to begin soon.Building the SKAThe 64-dish MeerKAT will be completed in 2016, and will then be the largest radio telescope in the world – until the SKA overtakes it. The team expects the first MeerKAT dish to be completed and installed by the end of 2013.At the time of the site visit, five foundations had been poured. Laying a MeerKAT foundation is not the same as laying one for a building – it’s a complex structure that has to support a 19m-high antenna and keep it stable enough in strong winds to continue accurately gathering data, as well as protect it from lightning damage. Each foundation consists of 78 cubic metres of concrete and nine tons of steel reinforcement and has to comply with a set of rigorous quality standards.The MeerKAT telescope is estimated to cost about R2-billion (US$204-million), but, said Jonas, the total budget is about R3.9-billion ($398-million) because of all the other components, such as the highly successful human capital development programme.MeerKAT will be followed by the first phase of the mid-frequency SKA component, which will be located in the area where KAT-7 and MeerKAT stand, and will comprise the existing dishes plus an extra 190.“SKA phase one extends out for about 100km or so,” said Jonas. “It’s expected that phase one will go operational in 2018, or perhaps a bit later.”Phase two of the SKA will extend further out into the African partner countries, and will also see low-frequency components coming online in Australia and New Zealand.last_img read more

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Liverpool destined to win Champions League – Lawrenson

first_imgReal Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool are destined to win Champions League – Lawrenson Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 17:17 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Real Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Reds are looking to seal the sixth European title in their history and one of their former stars believes the gods will be on their side in Kiev Liverpool are destined to win the Champions League this season, according to former star Mark Lawrenson.The Reds are looking to claim their sixth European crown when they line up against Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s team have been in impressive form throughout the competition, recording resounding wins over Manchester City and Roma in each of the last two rounds, but came close to losing their advantage against the Italian side in their semi-final second leg. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The showpiece in Ukraine, however, presents a different challenge as they take on twice-defending champions Madrid.However, Lawrenson, who won the 1984 European Cup as well as five top-flight titles with Liverpool, is confident the script has been written in the Anfield team’s favour.”I wouldn’t normally be a believer in fate, but I am as far as this [Liverpool] group is concerned,” Lawrenson told  Goal.  “If you look, I think the draw has been kind to them. People would argue, maybe with Manchester City not [that much], but even in the games.”If you take the first game, Roma are away, Karius went to catch the ball and he missed it and it hit the crossbar. If Roma score, then the game is completely different. In the City game, at half-time, in the second leg the goal that was disallowed should have been a goal.”So I just have this thing with them, I think they are just destined to win it. Obviously we know it is Madrid, but it is not the Madrid team of four of five years ago. I think it is slightly on the wane.”With star forward Mohamed Salah leading the attack on a run of 10 goals in 12 appearances in the competition and backed by Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Lawrenson says Liverpool’s firepower outranks even Madrid’s famous trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.”I think Liverpool’s front three are the best front three in any club side in the world,” Lawrenson added. “A lot of that is also to do with the fact that not many teams play with a front three, but they are most definitely the best, I don’t think there’s any argument about that whatsoever.”When you look at Firmino, when his mate Philippe Coutinho got transferred to Barcelona, you were kind of thinking that he might have six months where he is not sure what he is going to do but he has actually been brilliant. He has gone on and played better. I think it is just one of those with Liverpool, if they score first in the final then I would really fancy them, but hey, I think it is a game that any team can win.”Mohamed Salah Liverpool golden boot Premier LeagueAlthough Salah and Co. are taking on the most successful team in the competition’s history, Lawrenson believes the Spanish side’s record in finals will have no impact on the result, as there is something divine about the English hopefuls.”I think history means nothing. It is just a football game,” he added. “We know, we have all played in finals and it didn’t make any difference if you won it the year before. Or if someone else was playing and it was five years ago.”I don’t get it because it is a game of football with tremendous pressure. I don’t think that makes any difference but listen, I think it is 50/50 on who wins it, but then there’s something about Liverpool. It is like the man upstairs has gone I will let them win it this time around. I don’t think since it became the Champions League, that a team has won it for three years running so Madrid can do that.”He does agree that Zidane’s team may seem favourites to most, though, and feels the challengers will have to watch out for their “dark arts”.”Yes, [Madrid favourites on paper]. It’s is just the fact that they have won it for the past two years. That’s not a history thing, it is just that they have won it and it is most of the same players. I also think Madrid are a little bit cleverer in so far as Liverpool, although they play a pressing game, they don’t stop teams playing by falling over and trying to get people booked.”I think there’s a bit of dark arts about Madrid. That helps Madrid as well, I think.”last_img read more

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AISLINN ROSE APPOINTED GENERAL AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE THEATRE CENTRE

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook The Board of Directors of The Theatre Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Aislinn Rose as General and Artistic Director following an extensive search which attracted a number of talented candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Rose will assume the role on May 27, 2019.Rose has been working at The Theatre Centre since May 2014 as General Manager and was named Creative Producer in 2017. Prior to joining The Theatre Centre, Rose had strong experience as an independent producer and theatre-maker working with companies across Toronto, including the Luminato and SummerWorks festivals. During her time with Luminato, Rose produced Pina Bausch’s Kontakthof, Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno – Live on Stage, Feng Yi Ting directed by Atom Egoyan, and Ronnie Burkett’s The Daisy Theatre, among others.In her time at The Theatre Centre, she has focused on producing and supporting new work from resident artists, collaborating with national and international touring companies, and solidifying the company’s reputation as an international live arts incubator and presenter. Rose has a record of building deep relationships with artists over a long period of time including Liza Balkan (Out the Window) and Adam Lazarus (The Art of Building a Bunker and Daughter). In 2018, Aislinn spent 5 weeks at CanadaHub in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a touring producer of internationally acclaimed Daughter, representing the work publicly, and building on future touring opportunities for the show. Most recently, Rose has been working one-on-one as Creative Producer with artist Ian Kamau through several creation periods on his project Loss. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: The Search Committee was particularly impressed by Rose’s passion for, and her deep and articulate understanding of, the mission and strengths of The Theatre Centre. She is a skilled producer who demonstrates an ability to identify what a work in progress needs and how to develop it. Her thoughtful and purposeful leadership style will ensure stability while delivering continued success for the company as new ideas are implemented. The Board is excited to begin this new phase at The Theatre Centre, working with Rose to build on the success of The Theatre Centre’s five pillars of activity (creating, producing, presenting, moving and sharing) and to strengthen and broaden the impact within the communities being served.Her appointment as General and Artistic Director follows the departure of Franco Boni to join Vancouver’s PuSH Festival as Artistic and Executive Director. On learning of Rose’s appointment, Boni stated:“I could not be more overjoyed with the announcement of Aislinn as the new General and Artistic Director of The Theatre Centre. She has been a courageous collaborator, a constant friend, and the fiercest advocate for artists in the city. I’m so excited to see how her leadership changes The Theatre Centre and the country.” – Franco BoniHaving worked with Rose as a producer on the 2017 production of Butcher at The Theatre Centre, Soulpepper Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha noted, “when Aislinn believes in an artist she gives her all to support them. She has a great eye for talent and a real commitment to community building. So excited for what she will bring to the city.”Aislinn Rose says:“I’ve had the incredible privilege over the last number of years to travel internationally with work supported by, and created at The Theatre Centre. I’m looking forward to building upon these successes and growing the international profile of the organization, and the artists making work with us. It’s a huge endeavor, requiring some real dreaming, but I have my eyes on some incredible international companies to partner and share practices with, as we each work with our communities to invent the future. I could not have asked for a greater mentor than Franco Boni, and I am so honoured to have this opportunity to carry our shared vision forward, to build upon a solid foundation, and to explore our enormous potential.”Board Chair Lindy Cowan expressed her thanks to the Search Committee for their time, insight and commitment to the search process. The Search Committee comprised board members Lindy Cowan (Chair), Richard Mortimer (Past-Chair), Tenny Nigoghossian and Shameena Shraya and community members Nova Bhattacharya and Ric Knowles.last_img read more

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California Highway Patrol warns those headed to the mountains

California Highway Patrol warns those headed to the mountains

first_imgCalifornia Highway Patrol warns those headed to the mountains KUSI Newsroom MOUNT LAGUNA (KUSI) – The California Highway Patrol is warning those headed to the mountains for a romp in the freshly fallen snow today that the roads are icy and chains, or four-wheel drive vehicles, are recommended.“Chains are needed from Interstate 8 if you’re exiting from the freeway onto Sunrise Highway,” said Tammy McGuire, CHP dispatch supervisor.“We do have snow plows responding, but they are not here yet.”The CHP said several accidents have been reported, while cautioning travelers to expect delays as crowds work their way up the mountains to play in the snow. December 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: December 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:20 PMlast_img read more

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24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High Athletic Director Tim Alberts recently announced that 24 Wilmington High student athletes were named Middlesex League All-Star this spring:BaseballCarl BeatriceDan GraciaChris GreccoMatt RideoutGirls LacrosseOlivia CarpenitoBoys LacrosseTyler RobertsSoftballAdele BurtonDana GouletAntonia KieranAlly Moran (League MVP)Girls TennisKrista BrownJessica D’ArcoEmily HillLia KourkoutasGirls Track & FieldJade BrennanEmma GarrityHannah LavitaAlexcia LunaEvelyn Miller-NuzzoAmie RussellBoys Track & FieldSean BrazNolan KaneJohn KenneySam VinceLike 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… Related35 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”Athletic Director Tim Alberts Departs Wilmington For TritonIn “Education”22 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”last_img read more

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Arpita Ghosh expels three TMC leaders over multiple charges

Arpita Ghosh expels three TMC leaders over multiple charges

first_imgBALURGHAT: South Dinajpur Trinamool Congress president Arpita Ghosh expelled three party leaders on Tuesday. Prasanta Mitra, Chiranjit Mitra and Ratan Ghosh were removed after receiving several charges like extortion of money from public, corruption and anti-party activities.Ghosh announced the message of their removal at a press conference in Balurghat Municipality’s seminar hall Subarnatat. “Trinamool Congress-led Gangarampur Municipality chairman Prasanta Mitra, assistant public prosecutor of Gangarampur court Chiranjit Mitra and Trinamool trade union leader Ratan Ghosh are being expelled from the party as there were serious objections like extortion of money from public, corruption and anti-party activities being brought against them. Soon, the party will announce the name of the new chairman of Gangarampur Municipality instead of him, as we have majority there. We have also decided to call a no-confidence motion against Prasanta,” Ghosh said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that Prasanta and Chiranjit are brothers of Biplab Mitra, former district Trinamool president, who joined BJP on Monday. Announcing the stern message of their removal and stating that the party has majority in Trinamool-led South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad and Buniadpur Municipality, Ghosh said: “We still have majority in South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad, even when a group of elected members have announced to join BJP, along with one of our veteran leaders (without naming Biplab Mitra). The members said they were misguided by him and expressed their wish to come with us. Therefore, BJP’s dream of capturing the Zilla Parishad and two municipalities of Gangarampur and Buniadpur will not be fulfilled.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”If anyone is thinking of leaving our party, he/she may leave but the elected members, either from Zilla Parishad or Municipality, have some limitations as they were elected on our party ticket. We will also recommend cancelling their memberships through official procedure shortly,” she said. Ghosh also announced popular Trinamool leader Majiruddin Mondal’s name as new district INTTUC (Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress) president, as the post had been lying vacant since long.last_img read more

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