Antetokounmpo scores 41 points as Bucks torch Nets

first_imgThe Bucks opened on a 16-2 run and led 33-15 after the quarter, led by Antetokounmpo with 11 points.TROUBLE FOR BROWNPolice officers used a stun gun on Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a pharmacy parking lot. “It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now,” Brown said before the game. Brown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face. Officers contacted a man believed to be Brown after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown, coach Joe Prunty said: “We believe it will be resolved quickly.” Brown entered the game midway through the first quarter.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn shot just 22 percent in the first quarter, including 2 of 13 from 3-point range. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson limped off the court midway the second quarter with a strained right groin and didn’t return. … Brooklyn made buzzer-beating 3-pointers at the end of the first and second quarters.Bucks: G Malcolm Brogdon missed the game due to right calf soreness. … Former Milwaukee player Vin Baker has been hired as an assistant coach. Baker most recently served as a pre- and postgame analyst for Bucks telecasts and served as a volunteer coaching assistant. … Milwaukee Brewers players Josh Hader, Brett Phillips and Jacob Barnes sat courtside.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) goes up for a dunk as Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-91 on Friday night.Antetokounmpo returned after sitting out two games to manage chronic pain in his right knee. He sealed it late, dribbling between his legs before hitting a jumper over Quincy Acy and drawing a foul. Antetokounmpo made the free throw, and hit a 3-pointer on the next possession.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavaliers past Pacers Nets: At Minnesota on Saturday night.Bucks: At Chicago on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks in their second game since coach Jason Kidd was fired Monday. They also beat the Nets for the ninth consecutive time.DeMarre Carroll and D’Angelo Russell had 14 points apiece for Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilwaukee built a 26-point first-half lead. Brooklyn, which had just 35 points at the half, scored 37 in the third quarter and got within seven points late in the period.The Nets, coming off a one-point loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, struggled offensively throughout the first half, connecting on just 26 percent of their shots, including 4 of 20 from 3-point range. Milwaukee led 58-35 at the half.last_img read more

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Revolt in the Darwin Camp

first_imgWith minor skirmishes, the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis (natural selection acting on random genetic mutations) has held sway in evolutionary theory since the 1930s.  Now, discontent with the pre-eminence of natural selection is leading to a major skirmish between evolutionists to be fought at a conference this summer.  Susan Mazur calls this the “Woodstock of Evolution” in The Scoop Independent News.It’s not Yasgur’s Farm, but what happens at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Altenberg, Austria this July promises to be far more transforming for the world than Woodstock.  What it amounts to is a gathering of 16 biologists and philosophers of rock star stature – let’s call them “the Altenberg 16” – who recognize that the theory of evolution which most practicing biologists accept and which is taught in classrooms today, is inadequate in explaining our existence.  It’s pre the discovery of DNA, lacks a theory for body form and does not accomodate [sic] “other” new phenomena.  So the theory Charles Darwin gave us, which was dusted off and repackaged 70 years ago [the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis], seems about to be reborn as the “Extended Evolutionary Synthesis”.Mazur personally interviewed many of the combatants and posted their pictures in her article.  Some of them are determined to hang on to the old theory, convinced this is much ado about nothing.  Others, to varying degrees, have risked their careers to challenge the orthodoxy.  Few are willing to state their challenges publicly, and some fear excommunication.  Stanley Salthe, for instance, said he can’t get published in the mainstream media for his views, e.g.:Oh sure natural selection’s been demonstrated… the interesting point, however, is that it has rarely if ever been demonstrated to have anything to do with evolution in the sense of long-term changes in populations…. Summing up we can see that the import of the Darwinian theory of evolution is just unexplainable caprice from top to bottom.  What evolves is just what happened to happen.Jerry Fodor, another critic of natural selection (see 01/21/2008), argues “biologists increasingly see the central story of Darwin as wrong in a way that can’t be repaired.”  His article “Why Pigs Don’t Have Wings” in the London Review of Books, in which he laid out his criticisms of natural selection, caused such a stormy aftermath that he joked to Mazur that he has taken refuge in the Witness Protection Program.  He was apparently reluctant to talk to Mazur after being so besieged.  “You can’t put this stuff in the press because it’s an attack on the theory of natural selection,” he told Mazur, even though he is convinced “99.99% of the population have no idea what the theory of natural selection is.”  He’s not giving up on the grand evolutionary story – he is just convinced that whatever new mechanism emerges to explain evolution, it will not be selectionist.    Statements like this make traditional Darwinian selectionists like Richard Lewontin and Kevin Padian furious.  Padian hung up on Mazur’s call, harrumphing that “On some things there is not a debate.”  Others, like Stuart Kauffman, see a need to expand and extend Darwin’s ideas.  He recognizes, for instance, that Darwinism begins with life already in place and does not explain the origin of life.    What could possibly replace natural selection?  Stuart Pivar is toying with the idea that body form is an outgrowth of the egg cell membrane structure.  His critics deny that this is a complete or fruitful hypothesis; it is devoid of empirical evidence, they complain.  Pivar is another maverick having trouble getting his ideas published.    Radicalism in the evolution camp is not new.  Mazur quoted Richard Milner describing the late Stephen Jay Gould, who along Niles Eldredge had criticized selectionism (or adaptationism) in the 1990s.  Milner described Gould as “a popular articulator of Darwinian evolution to a new generation, while privately, his creative and rebellious mind sought to move beyond it.”  Their hypothesis of “punctuated equilibria” never quite gained traction – the idea that most of evolutionary history involves stasis, with rapid evolutionary jumps in between.  Milner continued, “Gould took issue with those who used natural selection carelessly as a mantra, as in the evidence-free ‘just-so stories’ concocted out of thin air by mentally lazy adaptationists.”  Gould’s critics, on the other hand, viewed punctuated equilibria as deficient in mechanisms that could generate functional innovation.    Traditionalists like Richard Lewontin think that no new extended synthesis is necessary, and that the mavericks are just trying to garner prestige for themselves.  To him, all that is necessary to prove natural selection is to ask yourself, “do you survive?”  Whether or not the mavericks will gain traction at Altenberg, it seems clear that there is war in the Darwin Camp.  About the only thing they agree on is that intelligent design and creationism are bad, bad, bad.  ID ideas are off the table.  Looking in from the outside at this skirmish, the pro-ID Discovery Institute blog Evolution News and Views had some fun.  This article gives the lie to the NCSE’s claim that there is “no controversy” about evolution, wrote Robert Crowther.  It also demonstrates the risk any critics of Darwinism have for getting Expelled.    The papers for the July conference have already been submitted and will be published, ironically, for Darwin Day in 2009.  If Neo-Darwinism is in so much trouble, is an emerging new consensus in the offing?  It appears that all Mazur could find were a dirty-laundry list of problems, and a preliminary airing of ethereal suggestions.  Regardless of what transpires at the conference, Crowther observed, “a paradigm shift is on the way.”This is called giving your opponents enough rope to hang themselves.  We didn’t have to say any of the following:The central story of Darwin [is] wrong in a way that can’t be repaired. (Mazur summarizing Fodor)99.99% of the population have no idea what the theory of natural selection is. (Fodor)The import of the Darwinian theory of evolution is just unexplainable caprice from top to bottom. (Salthe)[There is] reluctance to scientists being discouraged about taking a chance on ideas originating outside their peer group plus their dependence on government grants – which are tied-in to support for natural selection. (Pivar)Self-organization mingles with natural selection in barely understood ways to yield the magnificence of our teeming biosphere. (Kauffman)Astrobiology doesn’t exist.  What are the laws? (Fodor)Natural selection [is used] carelessly as a mantra, as in the evidence-free “just-so stories” concocted out of thin air by mentally lazy adaptationists. (Gould)All we needed to do was hold up the microphone to them after announcing to the crowds, “Hear ye, hear ye!  Come on over and listen to the secrets of the universe!  Hear the world’s experts tell where you came from!  Find out why this theory must be taught in public schools to the exclusion of anything else!  Learn why Darwin Day should become an international holiday!”Now can we say, “Teach the controversy”?(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Khi Solar One: renewable energy for the ages

first_imgKhi Solar One forms part of the Department of Energy’s bid to bring 1 400 MW of wind and solar-based energy online by 2016, for which it has invested R33.8-billion. It is part of the South African government’s larger strategy to generate 17 800 MW from renewable energies by 2030.Khi Solar One, being built just outside Upington in the Northern Cape, is Africa’s first concentrated solar power project. Construction costs are estimated around R14-billion. The origin of the technology pictured above belongs to Abengoa. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Shamin ChibbaDrive west of the town of Upington, along the N14 in the Northern Cape and all you’ll see is desert. But a few kilometres later a tower looms on the horizon, growing inconceivably larger as you approach.To get to it you make your way along a bumpy dirt road for five kilometres. And there you are, facing a 200-metre cylinder stretching to the sky, surrounded by more than 4 000 massive, wall-like solar mirrors. You’d think you’d stumbled on the set of a science fiction film. But this is Khi Solar One, Africa’s first concentrated solar power project.Infographic: Khi Solar OneThe 140-hectare plant is the brainchild of Spanish company Abengoa Solar. It will produce 50 megawatts (MW) of energy and reduce South Africa’s carbon dioxide emissions by about 138 000 metric tons a year.Abengoa is the project’s major investor with a 51% stake, its partner, while South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) owns 49% of the project. Both organisations remain mum about the amount they have invested in Khi Solar One. But Abengoa has given some indication of the huge cost of the project: it said both Khi Solar One and the upcoming KaXu Solar One, also in the Northern Cape, are worth €1-billion (R14.9-billion) combined.Khi Solar One forms part of the Department of Energy’s bid to bring 1 400 MW of wind and solar-based energy online by 2016, for which it has invested R33.8-billion. It is part of the South African government’s larger strategy to generate 17 800 MW from renewable energies by 2030.According to Kurt Drewes, Khi Solar One’s general manager, the plant is likely to go online within a year. “The plan is to get it up and running by the end of 2014, but it will most likely start in early 2015.”The energy produced will be sold to Eskom to channel it to the national grid. Drewes said it would serve South Africans in the evenings, when energy use is at its peak.More than 4 000 solar mirrors will reflect the sun ray’s onto a single point on the tower and boil the water inside, which creates steam and turns the turbine. The origin of the technology pictured above belongs to Abengoa. (Image: Khi Solar One) From sun’s rays to superheated steamAt the heart of the plant is the hollowed-out superheated steam solar tower. Stretching at 205 metres – taller than Ponte City in Johannesburg – the tower is surrounded by 4 200 concave solar mirror panels. These are tilted at an angle that reflects the sun’s rays onto the top of the tower. According to Drewes, each panel has an autonomous computerised control system with a GPS signal that tells it the exact time of day. “It determines which angle the sun is at and which angle it should be in for light to be reflected to the top of the tower.”The tower is filled with boiling tubes, painted black to absorb heat from the reflection. These contain high-pressure water pumped from the Orange River. When the sun’s rays are reflected onto the tubes, the water heats to boiling point and becomes steam. The steam is heated further, to 500º C, to create enough pressure to turn the turbine and produce electricity.The tower has a dry-cooling system, a new innovation in concentrated solar power, or CSP. The walls, Drewes said, have openings to allow in air, making it both a heating and cooling tower when required.According to Drewes, CSP is the only renewable energy technology that can effectively store power. Khi Solar One has the longest steam storage capacity – two hours – in the world. Although this may seem short, the advantage of CSP is that supply can be adjusted to meet the demand. If capacity needs to be increased, they do not have to make the tower bigger. They would simply increase the surface of the mirrors, which Drewes said is easy to do. Province’s renewable energies sector growingMehmood Ahmed, the IDC’s regional manager in the Northern Cape, said Khi Solar One is a large part of the province’s growing renewable energy industry. The sector currently makes up the bulk of the IDC Northern Cape’s investments with 12 projects approved for funding. “The renewable energies sector in the province has been growing rapidly in the last few years.”Ahmed said that by October 2013, the sector already made up R5.5-billion of the Northern Cape IDC’s estimated R14-billion exposure, second only to mining at R7-billion. In terms of exposure, Ahmed said the investments have made his regional office the second-highest funder within the IDC, behind Gauteng.However, Ahmed said his office has a problem in getting foreign companies like Abengoa to use local labour and hire local service providers. “The issue is there are no secondary industries in the province, like manufacturing, so how does one make the case for localisation?”Drewes said Abengoa have set up their own fabrication facility at Khi Solar One where they manufacture the tubes and other material for the CSP. Specialised staff have also been flown in from Spain to see to the manufacturing and constructions processes.The IDC, according to Ahmed, invests in solar projects and then buys a portion of shares to distribute to surrounding communities. This offsets the fact that most solar power plants do not employ a lot of people once they are complete and in operation. He said once the projects generate dividends, the IDC will allocate 20% of its stake to the Khi Community Trust, which dispenses funds to the community. “We need to be more hands-on with these green projects, to keep tabs on them and make sure they do what they had promised to do.”Drewes said the community trust is a positive move. “It is important to have forces in your system that balance out wealth.”Khi Solar One forms part of the Department of Energy’s bid to bring 1 400 MW of wind and solar-based energy online by 2016, for which it has invested R33.8-billion. (Image: Khi Solar One) Abengoa and IDC’s other solar projectThe IDC has partnered with Abengoa on another solar project called KaXu Solar One, a parabolic trough plant located near Pofadder, which is still under construction and is set to come online this year.Covering an area of 1 100 hectares, it will have an output of 100 MW and a storage capacity of three hours. It will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 315 000 metric tons. Abengoa said it would create 800 jobs during construction phase and 35 permanent plant operations jobs.KaXu may deliver more energy, have a better storage capacity and reduce 177 000 tons more carbon dioxide than Khi Solar One, but Drewes said the technology does not capture the imagination as much as the CSP tower. “Parabolic troughs have been around for a long time but towers are what get people excited.” Spain the leaders in CSPsAccording to the renewable energy policy network, REN21, the Spanish are the leaders in CSP technology. Its Global Status Report for 2013 said three-quarters of the world’s CSP capacity is in Spain. The Iberian nation now has 46 CSPs with an accumulated output of 1 950 MW, way ahead of the US, which is in second place with 507 MW in operation. The report also considered South Africa as one of the most active markets of 2012 thanks to the construction of Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One.The Spanish have been constructing CSPs since 2004, the first being in the Andalusian city of Seville, which Abengoa built. But Drewes said since the 2008 financial crisis devastated the Spanish economy, solar companies have ventured outside of Spain for business. Future generations will benefitDrewes said the Spanish construct CSP plants with one idea in mind: to create energy sources able to serve humanity for generations to come. It is an ideal South Africa should apply to all of its renewable energy projects, he said. “South Africans can learn a lot from the Spanish, who have been constructing CSP plants that would serve for hundreds of years.”Drewes referred to the Aqueduct of Segovia in Spain, which was built by the Romans 2 000 years ago, as an example of forward-thinking construction. Today, it is still in use and provides water to the old part of Segovia. “Our engineers should learn from that. We must build something for forever. The term ‘renewable energies’ means it renews itself. It is immortal. The generations that will follow will say, ‘Thanks, chaps, for giving this to us.’”He added that although Spain has been one of the economies hardest hit by the economic downturn, it still invests heavily in renewable energies for the benefit of future generations. “They know there will come a time when this financial crisis is over and the next generation will have a greater industrial capacity because of lower energy costs.” Click image to enlarge Click image to enlargeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Halladay was flying plane low, witnesses tell safety board

first_imgAteneo, NU bids still alive Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC According to Price, Halladay had been a licensed pilot since 2013 and logged about 700 hours of flight time before Tuesday’s crash near Tampa. She said a preliminary report on the cause of the incident would likely be issued in seven to 10 days, but the full investigation could take up to two years.Price said it was too early to say whether Halladay’s crash was related to two earlier crashes this 2017 of A5s, one of which killed both the plane’s chief designer and test pilotFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Every accident is different. They are very complex. So as we move forward in the factual finding phase, if we see anything that we believe might connect it to previous accidents, we will certainly look at that. And if we see anything that we think is unsafe, we will make recommendation immediately,” Price said during a news conference in New Port Richey.The 40-year-old former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher had been the proud owner of an ICON A5. He owned the plane for less than a month, and was among the first to fly the model. In one of many enthusiastic tweets about the plane, Halladay said it felt “like flying a fighter jet.” MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Rolled out in 2014, the A5 is an amphibious aircraft meant to be treated like an ATV, a piece of weekend recreational gear with folding wings that can easily be towed on a trailer to a lake where it can take off from the water.“The way that a lot of people described it is a Jet Ski with wings,” Stephen Pope, editor-in-chief of Flying magazine, told The Associated Press. “It’s really a play thing.”The man who led the plane’s design, 55-year-old John Murray Karkow, died while flying an A5 over California’s Lake Berryessa on May 8, a crash the NTSB attributed to pilot error.In other tweets, Halladay said he had dreamed about owning one of the planes. In a video on the company’s website, Halladay said that he had to talk his wife into letting him get one. The son of a corporate pilot, Halladay had been forbidden to take up aviation until the two-time Cy Young Award winner retired from baseball after the 2013 season.According to Pope, “the plane itself is great.” But Pope had concerns about Halladay, a relatively inexperienced pilot, taking the craft out over water at low altitude. The plane, however, was marketed as a craft that could do that.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The remains of an ICON A5 ultralight airplane are moved from a boat ramp in the Gulf Harbors neighborhood of New Port Richey, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. The private plane, which belonged to Roy Halladay, had just been removed from the shallow waters off Ben Pilot Point in New Port Richey where it crashed last Tuesday, November 7, 2017, killing the 40-year-old former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Roy Halladay was flying his tiny sport plane low over the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it slammed into the water and killed the retired star pitcher, witnesses told federal investigators.National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigator Noreen Price said on Wednesday that Halladay’s ICON A5 experienced a “high-energy impact” with the water. She said both flight data recorders were recovered and the plane did not have a voice recorder.ADVERTISEMENT “They still think that that’s the way the airplane should be flown, and there are people in aviation who completely disagree with that,” Pope said. “They think you should not have a low-time pilot flying low over water. That’s a recipe for disaster.”Low flying was part of the problem when Karkow, the designer, crashed, according to federal investigators. Karkow was killed along with passenger Cagri Sever, the company’s newly hired director of engineering.The NTSB blamed pilot error for the crash, saying Karkow mistakenly entered the wrong canyon while flying over a California lake and was unable to correct in time, striking the canyon wall.Another A5 crashed in April, making a hard landing in the water off Key Largo, Florida, injuring the pilot and his passenger. The pilot told investigators the plane descended faster than he expected.Halladay’s ICON A5 went down around noon last Tuesday off the coast of Florida, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.    /kga Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Indian lady naval officers will be onboard warships soon!: 8 ways for women to enter the Navy

first_imgMore power to our Indian women! In a first, the Indian Navy will soon allow women officers on board its warships, and suitable facilities are being made available in the newly-constructed ships for them, said Navy Chief Sunil Lanba yesterday at the annual press conference of the Navy, ahead of the Navy Day.The press conferenceAccording to an IANS report,Admiral Sunil Lanba said the Navy is examining rules and regulations for allowing women officers on board the warshipsHe said all the new ships are being constructed with “suitable facilities” to include woman officers on board themNavy Chief at the Delhi press conference/PTI”As far as combat roles are concerned, lady naval officers are already in combat roles. We have over 70 of them (woman officers) as observers or tactical operators on the maritime patrol aircraft which are armed — Boeing (P8I) and the IL 38,” said Sunil LanbaHe further stated that it is the women officers who are manning the console and even press the button that fires the missile or drop the torpedo from the P8 I aircraftWomen in the Armed ForcesWomen form a very minor section in the armed forces, with the Air Force having the highest number at 1,350 followed by the Army with 1,300 and the Navy with 450 women officers, according to official informationFrom July 1992, the Navy started inducting women as Short Service Commissioned Officers in selected branches of the NavyCreating history, the Indian Air Force last year inducted three women as fighter pilots, less than a year after the government decided to open the fighter stream for women on an experimental basisIn September, the Army announced finalising a plan to induct women into the military police, seen as a major move towards inducting them for combat roles.8 ways women can make an entry into Indian NavyWomen can join any of these 8 branches of the Navy as officers through ‘women entries’:1. Naval Architecture advertisementA Naval Architect is involved in engineering design process, shipbuilding technology, maintenance and operation of marine vessels, structures, design, quality control, repair and construction of Naval vessels.2. Observer  Indian Navy needs observers who act as airborne coordinators of maritime warfare. Observer officer operate various equipment including sonics, radars, sonars and communication equipment.3. Logistics/Works  A logistic officer is involved in planning, forecasting and execution of the budget and inventory management of spare parts and other items required for day-to-day running of ships.4. Medical  If you join the medical services of the Navy, you will largely be part of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS.) The services are delivered through a network of hospitals for training purposes. AFMS doctors get to travel a lot, and are sent on deputation with UN missions as well.5. Education Education officers are involved in education, training and professional development of Naval personnel — including scientific/ methodical instructions, service subjects, theory and techniques of branches of the Navy, meteorology/oceanography services support, and GK.6. Sports  As a Sports Entry Officer, you will serve as Physical Training Officer/Secretary/Assistant Secretary/Sports Manager. Sports Officers serve at Command Headquarters/Establishments.7. ATC Air Traffic Control Officers in the Indian Navy control naval fighter aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft and multi-role helicopters both ashore and afloat.8. Law  If you want to enter the law services of the Indian Navy, you will be part of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department — which is the legal arm of the Indian Naval Service. You will be involved in providing legal advice and indulging in court martial litigations.(Main image source: India.com)Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more

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21 hours agoMan Utd scouts see Haaland score again for Salzburg

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scouts see Haaland score again for Salzburgby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United, Liverpool and Juventus are all watching RB Salzburg sensation Erling Braut Haaland.United scouts were present to watch Haaland score twice against Napoli last night, according to reports in Italy.The RB Salzburg striker has become to talk of Europe this season, having already bagged 20 goals in all competitions.According to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, United had scouts at the Red Bull Arena to watch Haaland on Wednesday night.On the night, the 19-year-old became the first player to score in his first three Champions League matches since Karim Benzema in his Lyon days. last_img

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Stars Back Major Hunger And Malnutrition Campaign

first_imgHunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people in poverty by 2025, according to a major new campaign, launched today by Britain’s leading development charities and faith groups. ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ is the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005.The group warns that in a world where there is enough food for everyone, the scandal of children growing up hungry also imposes a grave economic burden on the developing world, costing £78 billion over the next 15 years.In its first report out today the group, which numbers 100 organisations and has the backing of philanthropist Bill Gates and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, warns of the human and economic cost of hunger in a world where there is enough food to feed everyone.As well as the 937 million children and young people (aged 15-40) whose life chances will be permanently damaged by the impact of childhood hunger by 2025, the report estimates that malnutrition will be costing developing countries an annual $125 billion (£78 billion) in lost economic output by 2030. Great strides have been made in reducing poverty and 14,000 fewer children are dying each day than in 1990.But hunger is threatening to reverse these achievements. Hardworking poor farmers, especially women and their children, vulnerable and ordinary people everywhere face the highest food prices in a generation. In the UK, the numbers of people needing to use food banks has risen sharply. Climate change is making things even worse.The campaign, which was formally launched on January 23 at Somerset House, London and across all nations of the UK, calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to use the UK’s G8 presidency in 2013 to take action on the root causes of the hunger crisis in the poorest countries. The ‘IF’ movement challenges the Prime Minister to tackle 4 big IFs to help there be enough food for everyone:IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land, and use the available agricultural land to grow food for people, not biofuels for cars.IF governments keep their promises on aid, invest to stop children dying from malnutrition and help the poorest people feed themselves through investment in small farmers.IF governments stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries, so that millions of people can free themselves from hunger.IF we force governments and investors to be honest and open about the deals they make in the poorest countries that stop people getting enough food.Taking action on the ‘corporation tax gap’ by multinational companies alone would enable developing countries to raise enough revenue every day to save the lives of 230 children under 5 currently dying because of malnutrition.Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu supports Enough Food for Everyone IF and said: “Hunger is not an incurable disease or an unavoidable tragedy. We can make sure no child goes to bed hungry. We can stop mothers from starving themselves to feed their families. We can save lives. We can do all of this, IF we are prepared to do something about it. IF we challenge our leaders to take action. IF they listen to us. It’s time the world’s decision-makers came to the right decision on hunger. It’s time to end the unnecessary suffering caused by the failure of the current food system. We can make hunger a thing of the past IF we act now.”Grammy Award winner, Angélique Kidjo, commented: “We need to solve the underlying issues of famine and hunger once and for all. People are denied access to land that could produce food. Parents work tirelessly, but still can’t afford to feed their children. It’s unfair, it’s unjust and the truth is – it’s totally preventable. With enough people behind this campaign, we can make world leaders listen. 2013 can be the year we change the future by making this the beginning of the end of world hunger. It takes people coming together on a large scale demanding change to make this happen. IF you believe that everyone can and should have enough food to live, please join us.”Ben Jackson, Chair of the Enough Food for Everyone IF Coalition, said: “We should be proud of the great strides we are taking as a world to reduce poverty and tackle infectious diseases, but it is still the reality that more people die each year from hunger than from AIDS, Malaria and TB combined. In a world where there is enough food for everyone, this is nothing short of a scandal. We need a concerted effort from governments, civil society and philanthropists to tackle the root causes of this problem and together build a world where no child has to go hungry.”The London launch event was attended by more than 1,000 campaign supporters, including actors Bill Nighy, Keeley Hawes and Bonnie Wright, musician Baaba Maal, Olympic athlete Colin Jackson and England rugby legend Matt Dawson.Enough Food for Everyone IF events will be taking place across the UK’s four nations: in Glasgow, Scotland; in Cardiff, Wales and in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as regionally across more than 20 key towns and cities.IF enough people join us in showing support for ending hunger, world leaders will be forced to act. Join us at www.enoughfoodif.org.last_img read more

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Baseball Ohio State splits four games to open season Ratcliff and Washington

OSU then-junior catcher Jalen Washington (2) swings at a ball during a game against Bethune-Cookman at Bill Davis Stadium on April 1, 2016. Lantern file photoEntering the 2017 season, the biggest question surrounding the Ohio State baseball team was how coach Greg Beals would replace seven everyday starters.The Buckeyes seemed to answer that question emphatically, combining for 21 runs on 18 hits during the first two games at the Sunshine State Classic Series. But, their offense slumped across the final two contests, posting only four runs on 11 hits.The offense found over the weekend came largely from the bats of redshirt senior designated hitter Zach Ratcliff and senior shortstop and co-captain Jalen Washington. Ratcliff hit .438 with seven hits, two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored. Washington finished the weekend with a .385 batting average, one stolen base, three runs scored and was hit by four pitches.OSU opened its season with a 2-2 start.Game 1 versus Kansas StateA dominant outing from redshirt junior starting pitcher and co-captain Adam Niemeyer on Opening Day helped led the Buckeyes to a 6-3 victory over the Wildcats.The scoring began in the top half of the third for OSU. After Kansas State redshirt sophomore starting pitcher Bryce Ward set the first two down in order, OSU junior center fielder Tre’ Gantt tripled down the right field line. Washington followed that up with a grounder to the second baseman who couldn’t handle it, allowing Washington to reach first and Gantt to score the first Buckeye run of the season.A double and a walk loaded the bases for junior first baseman Bo Coolen who doubled down the left field line, driving in two runs and bringing the OSU lead to 3-0.The next inning, the Buckeyes would again put up a crooked number. After the first two batters of the inning reached base and a sac bunt put them both in scoring position, a wild pitch was thrown by freshman reliever Tyler McKay, allowing sophomore third baseman Brady Cherry to score from third.A walk to Gantt brought Washington to the plate who lined a base hit down the left field line, scoring another run and expanding the Buckeye lead to 5-0. A bases-loaded walk later in the inning added to the OSU lead, putting them ahead 6-0.The only run Niemeyer surrendered came in the bottom half of the sixth inning after the first two runners he faced reached base on a single and an error. A single by redshirt senior outfielder Steve Serratore drove in the run, drawing the Wildcats closer, 6-1. The Wildcats plated two unearned runs off junior reliever Seth Kinker in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Buckeyes held on for the 6-3 victory. Niemeyer finished the game having allowed only one unearned run on six hits, no walks and one strikeout.Game 2 versus DelawareIn a high-scoring affair driven by three grand slams, OSU beat Delaware 15-10 thanks to Ratcliff’s monster day. The fifth-year designated hitter delivered the game’s first runs with a two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the second, giving OSU the early 2-0 lead.But Delaware responded in a big way in the top of the third. A grand slam from redshirt senior outfielder Jordan Glover led the Blue Hens’ offensive charge as they jumped out to an early 6-2 lead. An inning later, Delaware added another run to bring the score to 7-2.In the bottom-half of the fourth inning, Ratcliff came up to bat and for the second time, deposited a two-run home run over the left field fence to draw the Buckeyes within five. The Blue Hens responded, adding two more of their own in the top of the fifth.Down 9-4, the OSU offense exploded in the bottom of the seventh inning. Junior second baseman Noah McGowan stepped up to the plate with a bases-loaded opportunity and cashed in with a grand slam, drawing the Scarlet and Gray to within one.The next two batters reached base for Ratcliff who again delivered, this time with a two-RBI double to the right-center field gap. Ratliff would later score, expanding the Buckeye lead to 11-9.The next inning, OSU got right back where they left off. Now with the score tied, Cherry stepped up to the dish with the bases juiced and delivered his second career grand slam to left-center field, jumping the OSU offense out to a commanding 15-9 lead. The Blue Hens added another run in the top of the ninth, but their comeback attempt fell short as OSU won the first game of their Saturday double-header 15-10. Ratcliff finished the day 4-4 with a pair of homers, a walk, four runs scored and six RBIs.Game 3 versus PittsburghThe Buckeye offense came rolling into this game, but they were completely silenced by senior right-hander Josh Falk in a 7-2 loss against Pittsburgh.The Buckeyes drew first blood. Gantt led off the top of the second inning with a ground-rule double and scored on a sacrifice fly from McGowan, giving OSU the early 1-0 lead.Pitt quickly took back the game with two runs scored in the bottom of the second on a two-run double from freshman right fielder Nico Popa. Another run in the bottom of the third expanded their lead to 3-1.The Panthers put up another run in the fourth, one in the seventh and two in the eighth to give them a 7-1 lead. As soon as Falk left the game in the ninth inning, the Buckeye offense started showing some life. The first two batters of the inning went down, but a pair of singles, a hit-by-pitch and an RBI walk from redshirt senior left fielder Shea Murray brought the score to 7-2. The OSU comeback ended there, however, as the pinch-hitter lined out to shortstop to end their comeback.Falk finished the game with eight innings of one-run, three-hit ball. He walked three and struck out seven.Game 4 versus Kansas StateComing off a game where the offense looked stagnant, OSU once again came out of the gate slow, and fell to Kansas State 3-2 in their second meeting with the Wildcats.Down 2-0 in the bottom half of the fifth inning, OSU found some life in their offense. After a triple and a walk put runners on the corners, Gantt singled to right center to put the Scarlet and Gray on the scoreboard. Washington followed that up with a double to left, tying the game at two.The game remained tied until the top of the eighth inning. Redshirt senior shortstop Jake Wodtke led off the frame with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Senior first baseman Jake Scudder followed the sacrifice with a single to center, driving in the Wildcats’ third run of the game and bringing the score to 3-2. In his first game since Tommy John surgery, OSU redshirt senior starting pitcher Jake Post looked solid, delivering six innings with only two runs allowed on five hits while striking out three. Washington and Ratcliff were the only two Buckeye hitters with multi-hit games.The Buckeyes will travel to Surprise, Arizona, on Thursday to begin the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge. They open against Utah on at 8 p.m. and will split four games over the weekend between the Utes and the No. 8 Oregon State Beavers. read more

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Santi Cazorla happy to make a return to football

first_imgFormer Arsenal player Santi Cazorla has revealed he is delighted to be back on the field of play– after fearing the worst for his career.Santi Cazorla, 33, suffered a nightmare injury and was given a bad prognosis by medics who told him, he would be lucky even to play football with his son at one point. However, he rejoined Villareal from Arsenal where he played for the first time in many years.The Spaniard also paid tribute to the fans who supported him – and said staying fit is his primary concern.According to an interview from Standard Sport, Cazorla said: “To feel like a footballer again is something extraordinary.“The warmth of everyone during this period is something that will stay with me forever.“The fans have given me strength and been there through all the bad times.“Sometimes I can ask too much of myself, and I don’t enjoy things.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I’ve returned to training with my teammates and played a game at a reasonable level. For me, this was unthinkable 20 months ago.“I’m just focused on getting 100 percent fit and doing what I love to do: playing football.”The friendly against Hercules was the first game he’d played in 636 days – and it’s a remarkable comeback given he worried at one point he wouldn’t even be able to walk again.Want to wish Santi Carzola the best of luck at Villeriea good to see him back on his feet & on a football pitch I hope out mutual respect Arsenal come across Villeriea in the Europa League in the new season & he get one hell of a standing ovation.#ThankYouSanti pic.twitter.com/RMdabEgPxb— @AProudGooner (@Y2JohnCenaRKO95) July 17, 2018last_img read more

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Pep plays down importance of United games in the title race

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to be drawn on speculation that the title race between City and Liverpool could be decided by games against Manchester United.United may be out of contention for the Premier League title this season but they could still have a big say in the outcome of this season’s race between rivals, City and Liverpool.The Red Devils will host league leaders Liverpool on February 24 while Guardiola’s men are scheduled to visit Old Trafford on March 16.Asked at a press conference if he would like a favour from his cross-town neighbours when they host Liverpool, the former Barcelona boss was coy.Guardiola said, according to BT Sport: “If Liverpool are in front two or three points going to Old Trafford and United are 10 or 12 points behind us, what do you think I am going to think the day before that game?”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But I don’t know. We have to go to Old Trafford too and try to win there. If United beat Liverpool – perfect – but if United beat us the situation is the same.”“We can do what we can do against United (but) Liverpool – zero, nothing. I don’t have the telephone number for Solskjaer!”“What we can do is beat United when we go there. It is a big mistake to think about that when you want to compete in all the competitions and focus on what we have to do.”“Before United-Liverpool I’ll tell you more clearly but there are many games for both sides before those games.”last_img read more

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