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Trae Young wins point guard battle as Hawks topple Thunder

first_imgPH 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 Hawks wore new powder blue uniforms with red trim and numbers for the first time. It won’t be the last.“I told our equipment guy, Zac (Walsh) that we have to play in those uniforms for the rest of the month,” said Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce.The uniforms were introduced as part of the Hawks’ 50-year celebration in Atlanta.HOMECOMINGSchroder was happy to be traded to a contender but said his time with the Hawks “was special.”The Hawks had a “welcome back” video tribute for Schroder during a first-quarter timeout. Schroder raised his arm to acknowledge the fans. “I appreciated it a lot,” he said.UP NEXTThunder: Host Lakers on Thursday.Hawks: Host Celtics on Saturday. That wasn’t enough scoring to match the Hawks, who made 18 of 37 3-pointers. Atlanta set a season scoring high.Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said his team didn’t play winning defense.“What did we score tonight, 126 points?” Donovan asked. “That should be good enough for us to win.”John Collins made 12 of 14 shots from the field and led Atlanta with 26 points. Alex Len had 24 points and 11 rebounds. The Hawks were 18 of 37 on 3-pointers.Young opened the final period with a tying 3-pointer. He added a three-point play and another basket as the Hawks regained momentum. A jam by Omari Spellman pushed Atlanta’s lead to 117-107, and another dunk by Spellman pushed the advantage to 121-109.A steal and reverse jam by DeAndre Bembry iced the win.TIP-INSThunder: F Nerlens Noel (concussion protocol) “is doing a little more each day,” Donovan said before the game. … G Alex Abrines (personal reasons) missed his eighth straight game.Hawks: G Jeremy Lin (flu-like symptoms) was not with the team. F Taurean Prince was limited in his second game back while recovering from similar symptoms. … G Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) and F Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle sprain) did not play. Dedmon may return Saturday against Boston.MORE BLUE TO COME SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “It feels good,” Young said. “… To get a win against one of the top teams in the league is pretty special for us.”The Thunder are third in the West but have lost three of four. The Hawks have won eight of their last 15 but still rank ahead of only three teams in the Eastern Conference.Paul George said the Thunder were “a little flat.”“These are the games that we have to be ready for, one of those games that we were supposed to roll and that didn’t happen tonight,” George said. “When you play a team like the Hawks, you have to match their energy and we didn’t do that tonight.”Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 31 points and 11 assists. George had 24 points and Jerami Grant added 21.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 76ers unleash 81-point first half to rout Timberwolves Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA — Just when it seemed Dennis Schroder would enjoy a triumphant return to Atlanta, his successor as the Hawks’ starting point guard had a winning answer.Trae Young had 24 points and 11 assists to win the showdown of current and past Atlanta point guards, leading the Hawks over the Oklahoma City Thunder 142-126 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img “Tonight the shots just kept falling,” said Young, who had four 3-pointers. “When you see the ball go in like we did tonight, I think it just keeps rolling.”Schroder scored 21 points, including 14 in the third quarter. He had the Thunder’s final 11 points of the period, the last six on free throws, for a 100-97 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsYoung answered with 13 points in the final period as the Hawks enjoyed their second 45-point quarter of the game. The Hawks outscored Oklahoma City 45-30 in the second period and 45-26 in the closing period.The win was especially sweet for Young, the former star for his home-state Oklahoma Sooners. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more

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Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Won’t Visit White House

first_imgCHICAGO — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will not attend the ceremony at the White House on Thursday honoring the 2018 World Series champions.Cora cited the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico as the reason for his decision.“The government has done some things back home that are great, but we still have a long ways to go,” he said on Sunday following a 9-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. “That’s our reality. It’s pretty tough to go celebrate when we’re where we’re at. I’d rather not go and be consistent with everything.”Cora recently said he might attend the ceremony and say something, but had a change of heart after speaking with family and friends.“We talked about it and decided (not going) was the best way to do it,” he said.Cora said he informed the Red Sox of his decision a few days ago. Boston plays at Baltimore Monday through Wednesday and has a day off on Thursday.Shortstop Xander Bogaerts also said on Sunday he won’t visit the White House.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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India vs England: Virat Kohli walks off with stiff back, returns after treatment

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli was forced to miss the on-field action for a few overs during the last session of Day 3 of the second Test against England at Lord’s on Saturday.Kohli, who also suffered a sore back during the tour of South Africa earlier this year, was seen spending some time off the field during the third session.While Chris Woakes and Johnny Bairstow were tormenting the Indian bowlers, Kohli had to leave his troops to treat his sore back. Reports suggest that he was feeling pain in his lower back and that is where he perhaps received treatment.Kohli scored a gritty century in the first Test against England at Edgbaston, which was also his maiden hundred in the country.The innings helped Kohli exorcise the demons of 2014 England tour, when he scored only 134 runs in 10 innings. He also scored a half-century in the second innings of Edgbaston Test.INDIA VS ENGLAND 2ND TEST DAY 3: FOLLOW LIVE UPDATESDespite Kohli’s best effort, India lost the match by 31 runs and went 1-0 down in the five-match series.Lord’s Test, a crucial one for India in the series, started on a bad note for the visitors when the dry conditions of Lord’s went under a makeover after the first day was washed out due to rain.The second day was also marred by rain but the toss finally took place, which was won by Joe Root as England decided to bowl first.Kohli and his batting troops once again faltered as India were bowled out for just 107 runs. On the third day in London, the sun shone bright as England took the field to bat.advertisementEven as the bowlers gave India early breakthroughs with Mohammed Shami being the pick of the lot, Bairstow and Woakes stitched together a huge partnership to peg India back again.With the Test slipping out of India’s hands, Kohli’s troubled back could mean even bigger problems. Even during the second session of the day, Kohli sat out for some time but it is not confirmed if that was due to the back problem.Kohli returned to the field in the 71st over with a smile on his face, perhaps indicating that he was fine, but it remains to be seen how problematic this re-occurence of the back problem could be.During the South Africa tour as well, Kohli went off the field during the second T20I with what he later termed as a glute strain. He later missed the third and final T20I of the series citing a sore back.Ahead of the England tour, Kohli also suffered from a neck sprain that saw him missing out on a county experience with Surrey.last_img read more

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Trudeau leans on Trump to help Canadians detained in China at G20

first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving for a major international summit in Japan this morning, hoping to make progress, or at least find allies, in a multi-front dispute with China.The G20 leaders’ summit in Osaka comes at a critical moment for Trudeau, months ahead of the October election and as Canada continues to push for the release of two Canadians in China’s custody — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.China detained the two, a former diplomat and an entrepreneur, days after Canada arrested Chinese high-tech executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition warrant in December.Tuesday, China sought to suspend imports of Canadian meat on the grounds that its authorities don’t trust Canadian assurances about the quality of its exports, and has previously obstructed shipments of Canadian canola, peas and soybeans.Canadian ministers and officials have had little luck getting to speak to their opposite numbers in China about any of it.In order to get a message across, Trudeau will lean on the power and influence of the mercurial Donald Trump to raise the issue of two detained Canadians during a one-on-one meeting with China’s president Xi Jinping.Earlier this month in Normandy, France, Trudeau said he was looking forward to attending the G20 and that the “opportunity to engage with the Chinese president directly is certainly something that we are looking at.”A Canadian government official now says it is “unlikely” to request such a meeting in Osaka, where key themes include the global economy, trade, investment and innovation.The G20 includes countries with large economies from all over the world, with much more divergent interests than the smaller G7. Its members include Russia, China, Turkey, Indonesia, Brazil and South Korea.Ahead of the meeting, Trump pledged his support for Canada’s detainees in China during a meeting with Trudeau last Thursday in the Oval Office, where the two leaders sat together in bright yellow armchairs and the president vowed to bring up the issue with China’s Xi.“Are you trying to get a meeting?” Trump asked of Trudeau in response to a reporter’s question, to which the prime minister replied: “We’ve got a lot of things to discuss. ““Anything I can do to help Canada, I will be doing,” Trump said.Trudeau needs that assistance.David Mulroney, a former Canadian ambassador to China, said it should not come as a surprise that China is not interested in a meeting between its president and the prime minister.Trump will be Canada’s best shot to address the issue of the detentions, said Mulroney.“That would be the strongest card that could be played in our interests,” he said.“It would be an American card played to say … ‘If you want a normal relationship with us, you’ll leave our allies alone.’”Mulroney said he would also use the G20 to talk to other leaders who face similar challenges with China and are susceptible to its bullying.“If we can build this sense of shared purpose in pushing back against China, in not allowing ourselves to be isolated like this, that’s a big step forward,” he said.“It is in America’s interest and it is in the interest of a lot of other countries to see China pull back from hostage diplomacy and bullying … The only way to counter that is through collective action and that is a long, hard slog.”Trudeau is expected to meet with European partners to discuss a range of issues on Friday.Christopher Sands, the director of the Center for Canadian Studies at John Hopkins University, said Canada doesn’t play offence very much but agrees it would be advisable for Canada to talk to other leaders about the detained Canadians.Beyond asking for Trump’s support, countries like Japan, South Korea and perhaps India might be willing to do the same, Sands said, adding that would only strengthen the U.S. president’s commitment to the cause.An official confirmed Trudeau is expected to sit down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the summit — a conversation where the detentions are likely to be raised.To date, a list of countries including Australia, France, German, Spain, the U.S. and the U.K. have spoken in support of the detained Canadians. Rohinton Medhora, the president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, said he will be watching to see who else Xi meets in one-on-one sessions — called “bilaterals,” or just “bilats,” in diplomatic circles.“Beyond the Trump bilat, how many other bilats does he grant?” Medhora said. “If it turns out that he has very few others, then I wouldn’t read that much into it. On the other hand, if he has half a dozen and Canada isn’t one of them, then I would read something into that.”The G20 is an opportunity to show whether Canada is a player or not and its place in the world, Medhora added.“I would say the pressure (is on), especially going into an election when you have to demonstrate that Canada is better and different than four years ago,” he said.Conservative foreign-affairs critic Erin O’Toole echoed that point, saying it is critical Canada not let the opportunity afforded by the G20 pass, especially given the upcoming election campaign.“As of September, the writ will drop,” he said. “This is really the last major time to really shake up and try to stop the spiral of the China relationship.”—Follow @kkirkup on TwitterKristy Kirkup, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Beware of the taxman File before the April 30 deadline or face

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 3, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Beware of the taxman: File before the April 30 deadline or face penalties TORONTO – Like many Canadians, Justin Schaefer gets stressed every year as the tax deadline approaches.And he has good reason to be.That’s because the last time the 32-year-old reported his income to the Canada Revenue Agency was for the 2011 tax year, and now he’s on the hook for $28,000 in back taxes and penalties.He’s not alone.According to the CRA, 8.6 per cent of Canadians who filed their tax returns last year did so after the April 30 deadline, triggering penalties, interest and in Schaefer’s case, warning letters, phone calls and even his missing returns completed for him by the federal government agency.“Tax season gives me a lot of anxiety,” said Schaefer, who is a contract worker in audio visual production in Toronto.Sheryl Troup, a director of tax and estate planning at the Investors Group in Winnipeg, says there are many reasons why Canadians file their taxes late, ranging from being too busy, dealing with personal or professional issues or just forgetting or not caring about the deadline.For the self-employed or those whose spouse or common-law partner is self-employed, the deadline to file is June 15. But for those who have a balance owing, it must be paid by April 30.If someone owing taxes forgoes the filing deadline, they can expect to pay a five per cent late penalty on the balance they owe, plus one per cent of their balance owing for each full month their return is late, to a maximum of 12 months. And if being late is something that they’ve done before, it could be worse.If the CRA charged a late-filing penalty on someone’s return for 2013, 2014 or 2015, the late-filing penalty for 2016 may be 10 per cent of their 2016 balance owing, plus two per cent of the 2016 balance owing for each full month the return is late, to a maximum of 20 months.“Procrastination is the worst,” says Troup.Another common excuse she hears for delaying filing is that people believe they are entitled to a refund, and will not face any penalties if they file late.But that isn’t necessarily true because late filers, especially those who are low- to middle-income, risk losing government benefits such as child tax credits, access to provincial assistance programs and GST rebates if they don’t file on time. The CRA uses current tax reports to calculate eligibility for those programs each year.“The other thing too is that the concept of the refund is that you’re owed money,” Troup says. “So why let the government use your money rather than have it for yourself?”She also notes that on-time filers will benefit from receiving their refund earlier rather than later because that money can immediately be put towards personal savings or investments.Lisa Gittens with H&R Block Canada says a key to meeting the deadline is to ensure all the paperwork, including T4 slips and receipts, are in order, and to make sure you have the professional help of an accountant if you need it.There are also strategies for late filers once they begin to catch up.The CRA has a voluntary disclosure program that gives Canadians a “second chance” to correct a previously filed tax return or to file one that is late.Taxpayers will still be required to pay any tax and interest that is owed, but under the program a filer can apply for relief from prosecution and penalties.The agency may also be able to put you on a payment plan if you are unable to pay the whole amount of owed taxes at once.“The CRA is good at communicating with clients and taxpayers so just communicate with them and let them know what’s happening,” said Gittens, a tax professional in Toronto.For Schaefer, he’s optimistic that he will eventually be up-to-date with his returns.He has scheduled an appointment with his accountant to get help with his 2012 taxes, and has been making progress with the CRA to get his tax bill down.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated the penalty charged for late tax filers. read more

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Urban Meyer This is not another game this is The Game

With a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game locked up and a 42-27 win against Indiana in the rearview mirror, Urban Meyer and Ohio State have their sights set on archrival Michigan.Meyer — entering his third Michigan week as the Buckeyes’ coach — met with the media on Monday to discuss The Game and what it means to everyone involved, and also touched on some key points from OSU’s Saturday win over the Hoosiers.Meyer said he is “very pleased” to have another crack at the Big Ten title game this season.He said junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker, redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein, senior wide receivers Evan Spencer and Devin Smith, and redshirt-junior wide receiver Corey Smith graded as champions on offense against Indiana.Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott and redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall were the players of the game on offense, Meyer said.Marshall was also the player of the game on special teams.Meyer said sophomore safety Vonn Bell, junior linebacker Joshua Perry, sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa, junior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington and freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan were champions on defense.He said senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett was the defensive player of the game.Meyer on the Indiana game: “We put that one to bed rather quickly” with Michigan on the horizon.He said OSU-Michigan matchup is not like any other game. “That’s the way it is here, and that’s the way it should be.”“This is not another game, this is The Game,” Meyer said.“How to have fun is to sing the fight song in the locker room after a win against your rivals,” he said of the mindset he wants his players to have going into the game.Meyer said he likes to educate the players about the rivalry to make sure they understand the significance.He said “there are great players there,” in reference to Michigan.Meyer said he expects the Wolverines to raise their level of play against the Buckeyes: “Their personnel will play their very best against us.”He said Bennett has been “outstanding” for the last month.Meyer said it is “very important to be hitting your stride” at this point in the season.He called the Buckeyes the “most improved team out there.”Meyer said “motivation won’t be an issue” even though Michigan has a 5-6 record this season.When asked if he ever thought he would be recruited by OSU in high school, Meyer joked: “Of course I did, my mom told me I was a great player. Things didn’t work out. I was waiting for that letter, it never happened.”He stressed that having a chance to sing the fight song after a win is the way to have fun with a rivalry game.The Game is scheduled for Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

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Energold Drilling buys Dando Drilling – expanding exploration rig line up

first_imgIn a strategic acquisition, Dando Drilling International has been bought by Canada’s Energold Drilling, a growing drilling contractor in the international mining sector. Dando says it is delighted with the acquisition by Energold Drilling. This deal secures the Dando operations that have been established in Littlehampton, West Sussex [UK] since 1867.Managing Director, Martin Fitch-Roy said: “Becoming part of the Energold group of companies will allow the small and dedicated engineering and sales team in the south of England to focus on producing and supplying the best equipment possible. Dando hopes that the new arrangements will see renewed development of Dando’s core heavy-duty water well rig range for sale into the difficult African markets where we have unique experience. We are also looking forward to the new product opportunities that Energold’s extensive mining operations will bring.”Dando is currently engaged in the manufacture of 17 secure rig orders for UK and export markets including Mozambique, Sudan, Indonesia, Somalia, Singapore, Pakistan and the Gulf. These machines are for the water well drilling, geotechnical and mineral explorations industries. Dando will continue to support the many hundreds of previously supplied rigs in the field.last_img read more

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DISGRACEFULL Knezevic headbutts Gorbitz

Anita GorbitzMilena Knezevic headbutts Derby match of the Women’s EHF Champions League between Buducnost and Gyor 26:26 have been played in Podgorica last weekend, but the biggest story from “Moraca” hall wasn’t a fantastic performance of two teams – the biggest favorites for the winning F4 tournament in Budapest on May 4. The biggest “hero” of the match became home team playmaker Milena Knezevic who kicked Anita Gorbitz in the head in the last attack on the match…Shamefull act who must be punished…PHOTO: http://www.zrkb.me ← Previous Story BUDUCNOST VS GYOR: No winner again! Next Story → O LA LA: Look what Gasper Marguc did! read more

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The 5 at 5 Wednesday

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.1. #TRAP DOOR Giovanni Trapattoni is leaving his post as Republic of Ireland soccer manager in the wake of last night’s 1-0 defeat in Austria, which effectively ends hopes of World Cup qualification. A statement from the FAI says it’s “by mutual consent”. Marco Tardelli also resigns as assistant boss.2. #BUS SERVICES: The National Transport Authority has launched a public consultation process, proposing to reduce services in its contracts with Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann and start an open tender process.3. #DNA: The Minister for Justice has announced that DNA samples will be taken from criminals convicted of serious crimes for inclusion in a new database. The move is aimed at assisting gardaí in tackling crime — helping them link cases and identify suspects.4. #SEANAD: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has indicated that there will be no consequences for Labour politicians who campaign to keep the Seanad. Meanwhile, a Fine Gael councillor has erected posters calling for a ‘no’ vote in the 4 October referendum.5. BACK TO EARTH: Three astronauts landed back on Earth today after spending almost half a year on the International Space Station. Their capsule touched down in Kazakhstan this morning.last_img read more

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First crematorium in Greece to be up and running in 2019

first_imgThe construction of Thessaloniki’s first crematorium is well underway at the First Municipal Cemetery in Thermi.On Wednesday during a tour of ongoing municipal initiatives the port city’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris was optimistic it would be up and running by the first half of 2019.“The process has moved forward quite significantly,” he said.“All that is left is the local zoning plan, which we believe will be finished and approved by the end of the summer.”Since cremations were legalised in Greece in 2006 there has been strong opposition from the Church of Greece.Aside from religious motivations, traditional burials are also a significant source of revenue for the funeral industry, local churches and municipalities.Currently those seeking to cremate their deceased loved ones have been transporting the bodies to Bulgaria with the estimated price tag of €10,000.Once local cremation centres are open and running, the average cost will be around €500 to €600.In addition to the crematorium underway in Thessaloniki, there are also plans to construct similar centres in Athens and Patra. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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The Full Moon is Electric Boogie Woogie Woogie

first_img Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface Stay on target Sure, the Moon shines because its surface reflects light from the Sun. But a new study suggests there is more to that bright lunar glow than meets the naked eye.As reported by National Geographic, Earth’s satellite is surrounded by an electric shell, which gathers power when the Moon shows its full face once a month.“In effect, when you gaze at a bright full Moon shining in the sky, you are probably seeing the lunar orb at its most electric,” the magazine said.Despite its barely there gravitational field, the Moon does possess a very tenuous atmosphere, called the exosphere. Even more surprising, though, was the discovery of a lunar ionosphere.The ephemeral layer of charged particles—roughly 1 million times more nebulous than the one topping our planet—is so weak it’s barely detectable when drenched in solar and cosmic radiation.“There’s a lot we don’t know about it, and it’s fair to say there’s still some controversy,” lead study author Jasper Halekas, an associate professor of experimental space physics at the University of Iowa, told NatGeo.In an effort to answer their questions, Halekas and his team turned to NASA’s Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun (ARTEMIS) mission.The operation features two probes, placed in unusual orbits near the Moon, which can peer into the orb’s diffuse exosphere. The best views, however, come around once a month.“When the Moon passes through the near vacuum of the geomagnetic tail of the Earth each lunar month around Full Moon, its presence becomes more important,” according to the study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.“In this unique environment, the lunar-derived charged particle density becomes comparable to the ambient value,” the team wrote, “and the presence of the lunar ionosphere can appreciably affect its surroundings.”During this window, ARTEMIS can track the plasma waves coming from the sun-saturated lunar dayside, and create a more detailed picture of the Moon’s ionosphere.“We utilize measurements from lunar orbit to investigate the density, structure, and dynamics of the faint lunar ionosphere and its interaction with the local environment of the geomagnetic tail,” the study said.This points to a higher density of lunar-derived plasma during the full Moon, suggesting, NatGeo explained, that the planetoid’s ionosphere becomes more prominent while in Earth’s protection.The Moon remains a mystery to most people—but maybe not for long. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will fly to Earth’s satellite as SpaceX’s first private astronaut. And NASA’s kilopower project could enable crewed missions to the Moon. Keep an eye out for the Full Harvest Moon on Sept. 24, and read more about our lunar companion here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Wilshere If Wenger had stayed I would have stayed at Arsenal

first_imgJack Wilshere revealed that Arsene Wenger’s departure from Arsenal in the summer led to his own exitThe 26-year-old midfielder signed for West Ham United on a three-year deal in July as a free agent after ending a 17-year association at Arsenal.Wilshere opted to leave the Emirates Stadium following talks with new manager Unai Emery over his role at the club.But Wilshere admits that Wenger would have convinced him to stay with the Gunners as the Frenchman would have ensured his place in the team.“If Arsene had stayed I would have stayed because of the influence he had in my career and the trust he had in me,” Wilshere told the Islington Gazette.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“He gave me the armband and respected me a lot. So, I had pretty much agreed to stay. And then he left and that changed things.“Arsene had said to me previously ‘stay and fight your way back into the team’. Because I knew Arsene and knew he had trust in me, I knew I could do that and fight my way into the team.“I knew that if I got myself fit and was training well that Arsene would put me in – and he did.“But things were changing at the club and they were going into a new era and maybe it was time for me to leave as well.”Wilshere, who has made four Premier League starts for West Ham, is currently sidelined with an ankle injury.last_img read more

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South Floridians pick up pigs make final preps ahead of Nochebuena

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – With Nochebuena hours away, South Florida residents spent their weekend preparing for the festivities.In Hialeah, shoppers lined up outside of Mary’s Ranch/Cabrera’s to pick up their pigs, Sunday. Some said waiting in line at the slaughterhouse is part of the tradition.Meanwhile, 7News cameras captured the Morgado family in West Miami-Dade as they started prepping a day early. They said their Christmas Eve celebration dates back decades.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Senators Add Community Infrastructure Money to Defense Spending Package

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate on Thursday approved an amendment to a two-bill spending package allocating $20 million to the new authority allowing DOD to provide funding to state and local governments for off-base infrastructure projects, bringing the opportunity for communities to obtain funding under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program in the new fiscal year one step closer. By Thursday evening, the chamber approved the underlying $857 billion minibus made up of the defense and Labor-HHS-Education appropriations measures.The Senate’s approval of the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill in August positions Congress to possibly avoid starting the new fiscal year with a series of continuing resolutions to fund the Pentagon. The path to working out a compromise spending bill with the House that could be sent to the president is uncertain, however. The House passed its FY 2019 defense spending bill in June, but its Labor-HHS-Education measure has not been debated on the floor. One option is for the chambers to hash out a conference report for the defense bill by itself, but that’s not the first choice of Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). “We’d like to go to conference as soon as we can with the House with the bills coupled together,” Shelby said, reported CQ.The chairman of the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee also indicated he would like to see the two spending bills move together as a way to gain House Republicans’ support for a large domestic spending measure. Attaching the two, though, likely would complicate the path toward a House-Senate compromise, slowing enactment of the defense title. The good news is there are five weeks before the new fiscal year gets under way.At this point, passage of the Senate amendment funding the defense community infrastructure initiative represents a significant achievement for ADC, with much of the credit going to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus, and the association’s Federal Outreach Advisory Committee.The provision was included in a package of non-controversial amendments that passed by unanimous consent. Another provision, offered by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would allocate $45 million to clean PFOA and PFOS contamination at military bases.The defense spending bill would provide about $675 billion for military and intelligence programs, including almost $68 billion for the overseas contingency operations account, matching the topline in the House version. Still, there are considerable differences in funding for individual programs between the two versions that need to be reconciled.last_img read more

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Googles pricey Pixel phones arent selling even at steep discounts

first_img Comments Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) Tags Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) 5:52 Pixel 3: 6 months in 15 Pixel 3 features you should use right now See it How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Phones Rumors Google The company has become more aggressive in trying to get more people to switch to its phones, with a new promotion on the Google Play Store knocking the prices down by $200, bringing the regular Pixel 3 to a $599 starting price and the 3 XL to $699.  Earlier this month the company went so far as to take 50% off the Pixel 3 price if purchased on Google Fi, though that deal has since ended.  Luckily for the company, and fans of the brand hoping to save a bit more, rumors point to the Pixel 3 getting cheaper siblings shortly. Dubbed the Pixel 3a or Pixel Lite, the new phone is expected to share the same general look as the current Pixel line, but switch to a slower Snapdragon 670 processor, lower standard storage (32GB instead of 64GB) and plastic as opposed to glass, to get to a cheaper price.  Noted leaker Evan Blass recently tweeted images of the forthcoming handset, including one in a new purple hue.  News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best In purple. pic.twitter.com/hgcC1V7zxK— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 26, 2019 Google Pixel Share your voice $219 13 Now playing: Watch this: Angela Lang/CNET Google’s Pixel 3 line of phones may be praised for its speedy performance and excellent cameras, but that hasn’t done much to help the company gain traction in the smartphone market. Speaking on parent company Alphabet’s earnings call Monday, chief financial officer Ruth Porat acknowledged, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha, that the company’s phones haven’t been selling as strongly as they would’ve liked. Porat said that Pixel sales were lower year over year, in part due to “heavy promotional activity industry-wide, given some of the recent pressures in the premium smartphone market.” Google’s latest Pixels, available from Verizon, Google’s Fi or unlocked in the US, launched last October starting at $799 for the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and $899 for the 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL. The high prices put the phones in close competition to rival flagship devices from Apple and Samsung.  17 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more

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