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  • Liverpool assess Enrique injury

    first_imgLiverpool are assessing a hamstring injury suffered by Jose Enrique during the 3-0 victory at QPR.Enrique was taken off during the second half at Loftus Road, where his team scored all their goals before the half-hour mark.“Unfortunately it looks like he’s had a little tear in his hamstring,” said Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe.“He’s been a joy to watch, so the injury is a shame. Hopefully he won’t be out for too long.”More reaction to follow later.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Second-Guessing Aliens

    first_imgIf we haven’t yet communicated with aliens, can we know anything about their character?  Astrophysicist Gregory Benford of UC Irvine thinks we can surmise one thing: they are frugal.  Why?  “Whatever the life form, evolution selects for economy of resources,” he said.  Broadcasting is expensive, and transmitting signals across light-years would require considerable resources.”    For this reason, Benford and his twin brother James envision the aliens avoiding broadcasts continuously blasted in all directions.  Frugal aliens will use short, targeted blips known as “Benford beacons.”  He calls searching for such signals a “common-sense” approach.     Charles Q. Choi on Space.com also quoted Benford’s line, “This approach is more like Twitter and less like ’War and Peace’.”  They don’t send e-books; they send tweets.  As support for his speculations about alien frugal twittering, he compared it to the cost of METI – Messages to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.  To send twitters to aliens would cost a billionaire a lot of money: $1.3 billion for the installation and $200 million a year in operating costs.    At New Scientist Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute downplayed the risks of METI.  It’s too late to worry about it, he said, despite the concerns of Stephen Hawking (04/26/2010).    Hazel Muir in another article on New Scientist got in on the mudslinging at aliens, saying, “Stingy aliens may call us on cheap rates only.”  With fewer signals available to find, it may take the luck of the Irish to find the thrifty Space Scots.“Evolution selects for economy of resources.”  That’s why it created supersaurus, microbes, ants, kudzu, and humans at hot dog eating contests.  When the Benfords can correctly second-guess Darwin’s menagerie (12/19/2007), maybe they will then be prepared to start second-guessing creatures that may not exist.  Without data, aliens belong in the class of gnomes, leprechauns, unicorns and other fantasies borne out of human imagination.  Benford recalled his grandfather saying, “Talk is cheap, but whiskey costs money.”  Darwhiskey is a cheap liquor that lubricates the imagination and sets the tongue a-flapping.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • P.Kashyap’s star is on the rise as Indian badminton thrives in the Commonwealth Games

    first_imgP.KashyapNo Saina, no chance. It was a thought that cropped up when the reigning queen of Indian badminton was forced to skip the Glasgow Commonwealth Games (CWG) to recuperate from injury and prepare for the Worlds beginning on August 25 and the Asian Games starting in September. A few years,P.KashyapNo Saina, no chance. It was a thought that cropped up when the reigning queen of Indian badminton was forced to skip the Glasgow Commonwealth Games (CWG) to recuperate from injury and prepare for the Worlds beginning on August 25 and the Asian Games starting in September. A few years ago, the idea of finding a replacement for any sure-shot medallist would have consumed India’s tiny world of non-cricket sport. But times have changed, particularly for Indian badminton.At Glasgow, Saina Nehwal’s peers stepped up to show that they can don the mantle in her absence. P.V. Sindhu, all of 19 but growing constantly in confidence and consistency, won her first CWG bronze. The women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa went down in the final to clinch silver. RMV Gurusaidutt, 24, lost a hard-fought semi-final and went on to win a bronze medal in the men’s singles. And, the icing on the cake, Parupalli Kashyap defied the odds to win India’s first gold medal in men’s singles since Syed Modi in the 1982 Games at Brisbane.After a series of jump-smashes in a nail-biting final against Singapore’s Derek Wong, Kashyap peeled off his shirt soccer-style, pumped his fists in the air like a cricket centurion, and grabbed the Indian tricolour from a fan to take a victory lap as if he was a champion sprinter. “It’s the first time I have won gold in a mega event. That’s why that celebration,” Kashyap said, explaining his delirious post-match reaction. “I have been a quarter-finalist in the World Championships, at the Olympics, and in the All England Open. Believe me, I know what it means to win gold at the CWG!”advertisementThough he had clinched a bronze at the Delhi Games in 2010, a gold medal appeared elusive for Kashyap and came only with a little help from his friend, Gurusaidutt, who beat the top seed Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the quarter-final. With defending champion and World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei staying away, like Nehwal due to injury, it was Kashyap’s time to grab his chance.The 27-year-old has made it a habit of beating the odds ever since he was a young hopeful. After turning down an engineering college seat because of his love for badminton, Kashyap’s sporting career almost came to an end as a promising 19-year-old when he was diagnosed with asthma. Instead of giving up, he decided to battle on at former all-England champion Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy in Hyderabad, where Nehwal and Sindhu also train. Often finding himself in rickety halls fitted with dusty air conditioners, Kashyap played to win despite the strain the effort put on his lungs.Finally, with Gopichand by his side, Kashyap learnt how to live with the disease. Even at Glasgow, the SWOT analysis of potential rivals plotted in advance by Gopichand helped Kashyap plan his strategy carefully. He made Kashyap watch the semi-final between Wong and Gurusaidutt, providing his expert advice on how to play. During the final, he kept whispering from the sidelines that Kashyap must stay calm and stick to his natural game. “He just asked me to focus on the next point instead of the outcome of the match. All I did was back my instincts and play my shots,” says Kashyap. “If I am in the Top 20 in the world today, it is only because of Gopi sir. He understands me better than anyone else.”For Gopichand, the basic principles are simple and sacrosanct. “Total dedication is the first requisite to excel. I insist on everyone scrupulously following a schedule from morning to night and being on time for every session. It builds determination. Only then can one develop skills like being fast and agile, staying fit and preparing tactically for every match,” he says.It’s a philosophy that his other wards follow religiously as well. One of them, Sindhu, faltered in the semi-final and paid the price for her lapses to settle for bronze. “Winning at the highest level depends, apart from skills, on the ability to turn out the best performance on a particular day. I have to focus on my drop shots and smashes and continue to improve,” she says. Now ranked No. 10 in the world, Sindhu is without doubt an ascendant star in the world of badminton with two Grand Prix golds and a bronze in the 2013 BWF World Championships.The doubles pair of Ponnappa and Jwala train with Gopichand’s former coach S.M. Arif. Jwala is planning to open a centre in Hyderabad to rival Gopichand’s academy in the city. Jwala and Gopichand are known to not get along. “What Gopi has done for the men’s and women’s singles is needed badly for the paired events. There is no one once the Jwala-Ashwini pair fades out,” says former national coach Vimal Kumar, who runs the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bangalore. But Gopichand is optimistic about reaping a rich harvest from the talent available in the long run.advertisementBut, for now, more grinding assignments beckon. The Indian badminton troupe will be together again at the World Championships in Copenhagen from August 25-31: with four fresh Commonwealth Games medallists, and a fit-again Saina leading the charge.Follow the writer on Twitter @AmarnathKMenonTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

  • UAAP volleyball: La Salle blanks FEU in finals rematch for back-to-back wins

    first_imgCeline Domingo inadvertently put La Salle at the 25-24 match point after her attempt went straight to the net and Ebon eventually gave the Lady Spikers the victory when she too sent the ball straight to the net.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said his team was able to take advantage of FEU’s sluggish movements in the first two sets but were eventually caught up in the third.“I think FEU was kind of shocked in the first two sets and my players took that opportunity,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “We took advantage of that and we ended up with positive results in the first two sets.”“Once the third set started, though, the FEU players got in sync and they were able to stick with us throughout the period.”Tin Tiamzon finished with 13 points for the Lady Spikers while May Luna added 10.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Heather Guino-o led the Lady Tamaraws with 10 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Spurs defeat Knicks to stretch win streak to 7 MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—De La Salle didn’t care for any ballyhoo as it swept Far Eastern University, 25-15, 25-19, 26-24, in their first meeting since last year’s championship round in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The defending champions Lady Spikers wrapped the first round with back-to-back wins for a 5-2 record to move to second place behind Ateneo while the Lady Tamaraws dropped to 4-3 to stay at the fourth seed.Dispatching FEU, however, wasn’t met without any tribulations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe two teams traded blows well into the latter part of the third set but it was the Lady Tamaraws who ultimately shot themselves on the foot.Tin Tiamzon tied things up at 24-24 after Lycha Ebon’s kill and what followed was an absolute cluttering on the part of FEU. View commentslast_img read more

  • Yamal LNG Boasts Full Capacity

    first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Total Yamal LNG, a joint venture liquefied natural gas production project in Sabetta, Russia, has reached full capacity at the plant’s three LNG trains, Russian gas company Novatek, the JV’s majority owner, said.The production at the  plant’s third train was launched in November, more than one year ahead of the planned original schedule.The three liquefaction trains have a total nameplate capacity of 16.5 million metric tonne per annum (mmtpa), or 5.5 mmtpa per LNG train.  The project is supported by a fleet of Arc7 ice-class tankers supplemented by lower ice-class designated tankers to transport LNG cargoes.Measuring 300 meters and boasting a capacity of 172,600 cubic meters, the ships can sail in ice of up to 2.1 meters thick, allowing them to transport LNG all year long without the assistance of ice breakers. A total of 15 LNG ice-breakers are scheduled to be by the end of 2019.Novatek said that more than 100 LNG cargoes have been offloaded with approximately 7.5 million tons of LNG produced, since the project’s first shipment in December 2017. “Yamal LNG is currently the largest LNG project in Russia with an aggregate share of about five percent of the global LNG market,” noted Leonid V. Mikhelson, Novatek’s Chairman of the Management Board.“The Yamal LNG project enabled us to become one of the major players in the global LNG market. Our accomplishments pave the way to create a large-scale LNG platform utilizing the prolific conventional natural gas resources on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas as well as facilitating the achievement of our strategic goal to produce 55 – 60 mmtpa by 2030.”The joint venture project is owned by Novatek (50.1%), Total (20%), CNPC (20%) and Silk Road Fund (9.9%).last_img read more

  • Seniors hope to get final kicks with win over Michigan in finale

    It was four years ago when Joe Moore, Andrew Magill and Doug Verhoff came to Ohio State to play soccer.Now, the three seniors will be playing their last regular-season home game on Saturday. “The time’s gone really fast. … It’s sad but at the same time it’s exciting,” Moore said. “We got a chance this weekend to do something special, to end our senior year on a special note.”“It seems like yesterday we were coming here for preseason not knowing what to expect,” Magill said.The three seniors have had ups and downs the last four years. They have been to the NCAA tournament the last two seasons, and they’re hoping to get there this season. They were also part of the team that went to the NCAA College Cup in 2007.All three seniors have enjoyed their time at OSU and feel like they’ve achieved many goals, both individually and as a team. They would like nothing more than to go out on senior day and get a win against rival Michigan. “Ohio State fans hate Michigan,” Moore said. “So when you get a chance to not only beat them, but beat them in one of the biggest games of your career, it makes it even more special.” Not only is this a rivalry game, it is also an important game for the Buckeyes attempt to win the Big Ten.If Penn State loses or ties Friday night, a Buckeye win Saturday will put them on top of the Big Ten.If they win the Big Ten they receive an automatic bid. The seniors will take the field for their last regular season game 6 p.m. Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Moore expects the game to be more physical than usual, as both teams will be fired up and ready to go, especially since it is a rivalry game. “You’re going to see a lot of physical play, there going to be some hits and probably a few more yellow cards,” Moore said, “but all in all it will be a good game.For both teams, it’s the last regular season game of the year, and for OSU it’s a chance to send their seniors off with a win. “We’re going to miss all three of them,” coach John Bluem said. “They’ve been great players in our program.” read more

  • Mina hints that Barcelona future is in doubt

    first_imgBarcelona defender Yerry Mina has hinted that his future at the club is in doubt after stating that he intends to take some time out before making any final decisions following Colombia’s World Cup exitThe 23-year-old has impressed in Russia on the back of becoming just the second Colombian player to have scored in three successive matches in the tournament with James Rodriguez being the other from four years ago.Mina cancelled out Harry Kane’s opening goal in the third minute of stoppage-time to hand Colombia an unexpected lifeline at Moscow.However, his efforts proved to be in vain with England coming from behind to take a 4-3 victory in a penalty shoot-out.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Now the World Cup is over, Mina must now decide what he will do with his future with Liverpool understood to be keen on signing him this summer following a difficult start at Barcelona.“In my head, I’m going back to Barca,” he told Mundo Deportivo.“Now is not the time to talk about my future, but the World Cup has helped me reconnect and reaffirm myself as a footballer.”The Colombian centre-back played just six times by Barcelona last season after completing his move from Palmeiras in January.last_img read more

  • Inter Milan revive their interest in Barcelona flop

    first_imgInter Milan have reportedly set their sights on Barcelona outcast, hoping to take advantage of frustrating player’s situation as early as JanuaryThe Brazilian winger Malcom, was one of the most exciting players in the summer transfer market. AS Roma and Bordeaux virtually agreed all the terms of Malcom’s passage to Serie A, but Barcelona’s last-minute involvement eventually blow up the whole thing.The 21-year-old forward has opted to stand Giallorossi up and move to Catalonia, which proved to be the worst choice he could’ve made.Former Corinthians star has barely collected 25 minutes under Ernesto Valverde this season, as he desperately looks to find the new accommodation and revive his career.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.According to the Italian newspaper, Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan would be willing to offer Malcom an escape route, as they’ve already initiated first contacts with the Blaugrana.The Nerazzurri, who also tried to sign the youngster during the summer, are now looking to exploit a complex situation and bring the player at the Stadio San Siro.Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have both showed their affection towards Malcom although they are yet to concretize their interest.However, the Catalan giants are not ready to renounce the pacey winger unless some interested party is to come up with a €40 million bid.last_img read more

  • Klopps claims Liverpool January break is completely helpful

    first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims the Reds fixture break that came as a result of a lack of cup games at the end of January will be “100 per cent helpful” to his team.Liverpool entered a period of injury crisis prompting Fabinho to be deployed at centre-back in last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Brighton.While Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are out of action, Joel Matip was listed for bench against Brighton following his recovery from shoulder injury.Klopp’s side are already out of both the EFL Cup and FA Cup and are forced to be on break this January.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“The break that we are getting at the end of January is going to be 100 per cent helpful for the boys with injuries,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo cited by Evening Standard.“I hope that Dejan and Joe make big steps to come forward.“For Adam (Lallana) it might be a bit early but we have a few players out and they need the time.“We have Joel now back as he was on the bench against Brighton but he as well will use the time for bone healing and it all helps so it’s good for us in that way.”last_img read more