FINN HARPS GOALIE GALLAGHER RECOVERING WELL AFTER BEING RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

first_imgUPDATED: Finn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher was rushed to hospital after an incident during a game this afternoon.Gallagher is believed to have been knocked unconscious for more than ten minutes after a clash during his club’s game against Waterford Utd today.There were serious fears for Gallagher’s safety as the referee took both teams off the pitch as medical personnel rushed to Gallagher’s assistance. The game was stopped for 21 minutes before Gallagher was taken by ambulance to Waterford Regional Hospital where he is now being treated.However it’s understood Gallagher regained consciousness and was able to talk to ambulance and medical staff.A Finn Harps supporter said people were very concerned about Gallagher’s wellbeing.“He was just flat out and there was no movement from him. It was hard to see exactly what happened. “When he didn’t get up for a couple of minutes we knew there was something wrong. It must have been a bang to the head,” he said.Meanwhile sixteen year old Sean Patton, who had, replaced Gallagher in goals – and saved a penalty on his debut.As Harps led 2-0, young Sean got down to save the penalty from Dempsey.A video his penalty save is here (warning: bad language on commentary from Waterford fan) http://www.twitvid.com/L7XSECiaran is understood to be recovering well and should be released from hospital later. FINN HARPS GOALIE GALLAGHER RECOVERING WELL AFTER BEING RUSHED TO HOSPITAL was last modified: March 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Quiet Dominance of Steve Smith

The Carolina Panthers on Thursday released Steve Smith, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, and he was snapped up Friday by the Baltimore Ravens — so it’s a good time to take stock of his career. The numbers say Smith is one of the best, and most underrated, wideouts of all time.As my former colleague Chase Stuart has repeatedly noted, Smith’s raw numbers have always understated his worth because of an unfortunate combination of injuries, a mediocre supporting cast at quarterback and receiver, and the team’s run-heavy strategy. But when Smith was healthy, he was as valuable as any pass-catcher.After the 2012 season — and before the 2013 season, when it became clear Smith had exited his prime years — Stuart found that Smith rated as the sixth-best receiver ever in two important yet under-the-radar stats: individual percentage of team receiving yards and receiving yards per team passing attempt. Neither metric is the final word on a receiver, but both reflect aspects that are central to the position.A player’s share of his team’s receiving yards is important because it represents a receiver’s market share of available statistics. As Pro-Football-Reference.com founder Doug Drinen once pointed out, receivers are the only players in football who directly compete with their own teammates for touches. (Other positions have their skirmishes, but they rarely battle while on the field at the same time.) So it really means something when a team funnels so many of its passes to one guy.Yards per passing attempt is also crucial. It accounts for how much a team throws the ball. Stuart and I conducted research last summer suggesting that when a team increases its passing attempts by 2 percent, its receivers will see about a 1 percent boost in production — a factor that can really add up at the extremes. Smith’s numbers were stunted relative to his peers because he played in rush-focused offenses that passed about 8 percent less than the NFL average over the course of his career.After we account for these handicaps, Smith looks like an all-time great. His 2005 campaign ranks extremely high in the aforementioned metrics, and his performance in 2008 stands out as one of the most commanding ever by a receiver. That year, Smith led the NFL in receiving yards per game despite the Panthers attempting the fewest passes in the league — the only time that’s happened since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.Smith’s numbers have dropped off in recent years (no surprise; he’ll turn 35 in May), so it’s not clear how much production he’ll bring to Baltimore in 2014. But when he was at his peak, few receivers ever dominated their team’s passing game more. read more

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New research explains how diamond rich kimberlite makes its way to Earths

first_imgPicture of a diamond-bearing kimberlite rock, from a mine somewhere in the US. (Diamonds are not visible). Image: Wikipedia. Citation: New research explains how diamond rich kimberlite makes its way to Earth’s surface (2012, January 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-diamond-rich-kimberlite-earth-surface.html More information: Kimberlite ascent by assimilation-fuelled buoyancy, Nature 481, 352–356 (19 January 2012) doi:10.1038/nature10740AbstractKimberlite magmas have the deepest origin of all terrestrial magmas and are exclusively associated with cratons. During ascent, they travel through about 150 kilometres of cratonic mantle lithosphere and entrain seemingly prohibitive loads (more than 25 per cent by volume) of mantle-derived xenoliths and xenocrysts (including diamond). Kimberlite magmas also reputedly have higher ascent rates than other xenolith-bearing magmas. Exsolution of dissolved volatiles (carbon dioxide and water) is thought to be essential to provide sufficient buoyancy for the rapid ascent of these dense, crystal-rich magmas. The cause and nature of such exsolution, however, remains elusive and is rarely specified. Here we use a series of high-temperature experiments to demonstrate a mechanism for the spontaneous, efficient and continuous production of this volatile phase. This mechanism requires parental melts of kimberlite to originate as carbonatite-like melts. In transit through the mantle lithosphere, these silica-undersaturated melts assimilate mantle minerals, especially orthopyroxene, driving the melt to more silicic compositions, and causing a marked drop in carbon dioxide solubility. The solubility drop manifests itself immediately in a continuous and vigorous exsolution of a fluid phase, thereby reducing magma density, increasing buoyancy, and driving the rapid and accelerating ascent of the increasingly kimberlitic magma. Our model provides an explanation for continuous ascent of magmas laden with high volumes of dense mantle cargo, an explanation for the chemical diversity of kimberlite, and a connection between kimberlites and cratons. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Kimberlite, a type of magma that is normally found deep within the Earth’s crust is known to somehow make its way to the surface at times, and when it does, it quite often has diamonds in it. Scientists have long believed that some process whereby some unknown substance being dissolved in water and carbon dioxide was responsible and that the rise was likely rapid, but other than that, had no real good explanation of how they moved upwards. Now, the riddle appears to be solved. Canadian volcanologist Kelly Russell and his colleagues at the University of British Columbia, as they describe in their upcoming paper in Nature, believe that when hot rising magma runs into silica rich minerals, carbon dioxide laden foam is released, forcing the minerals to the surface.center_img Russell says the leap was made when he and some colleagues tried heating rock samples to 1000°C to mimic the conditions found beneath the Earth’s surface. At one point, he tried sprinkling a silica rich mineral on the hot rocks to see what would happen. After just a few minutes, he writes, there was this foaming, and he and his colleague all knew at once that they’d solved the mystery.It works like this, they say. When molten rock heavy with carbonate bubbles upwards, it at some point comes into contact with silica laden minerals. All this happens in an upper part of the mantel, where the rock typically has some amount of orthopyroxene in it. Carbon dioxide then bubbles upwards and out of the molten material making the magma buoyant. As it encounters more silica material, it becomes foamier and rises even faster, pushing its way to the surface in as little as just a few hours. The whole process keeps going because of the heat generated by the crystallization of other minerals. When they are exhausted, the process stops.The whole process results in rocks, such as kimberlite being pushed to the surface, where many thousands or millions of years later, humans find them and begin extracting the diamonds that went along for the ride.Because kimberlite, named for the town of Kimberly in South Africa where many early diamond mines were dug, is dense with crystals, it should be rather heavy, which would suggest trouble in pushing it up towards the surface. And while it does indeed appear to start out very heavy, it gets lighter as carbon dioxide is released in the reaction with the silicate material, allowing it to more easily be forced to the surface. Geologists Discover Magma and Carbon Dioxide Combine to Make ‘Soda-Pop’ Eruption Journal information: Nature 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.last_img read more

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Sunny Leone finds Priyanka Chopra Jack of all trades

first_imgShe said: “Who do I think great actress? I always loved Vidya Balan and I think Kangana (Ranaut) does an amazing job as well.”“Priyanka Chopra, I think, is a Jack of all trades. She does it all. I think she is probably one of the most inspiring women in Bollywood. I look at articles and I see everything that she is doing (here) and when I go back to the US, there I see her billboards.” “It feels proud that when you are in another country and you see a billboard of her. Then you go like, ‘Yes, she is Indian, she is from where I am from.’ I think she is very inspiring.”On the film front, Sunny will be next seen opposite Tushhar Kapoor and Vir Das in Mastizaade. The Mary Kom actress is making her debut in production with Madamji. The movie is co-produced by Madhur Bhandarkar and is still in its pre-production stage.last_img read more

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