Nelson passed influenza A at Betis: “The Covid-19 scares the most”

first_imgNelson Augusto Tomar Marcos was one of the Betis players who in October 2009 passed influenza A, a pandemic before this fearsome one that now plagues the entire world. That forced to suspend a Second match against Villarreal B because there were 13 sick green and white players, but Nelson revealed in Maisfutebol that the Covid-19 is more scary: “I had a hard time, but this virus is more scary. The cases increase every day and people are worried. The measures are, of course, more severe. You hardly see anyone on the street, unless you have a need. ““At Betis in 2009, almost half of the squad fell. He felt terrible discomfort, had a dry throat and a very high fever. I lost a lot of weight. I played again two weeks later and in the first part I thought I was going to die. It was complicated, but from what I have seen this pandemic is going to be much more important and will last much longer, “says Nelson of his experience. The winger celebrates having enjoyed numerous classics of great rivalry, such as Boavista-Oporto, Benfica-Sporting, Benfica-Oporto or Betis-Sevilla: “I choose the classics between Benfica and Porto! As a child I already lived these games in Cabo Green and there were always some bored. In the country I have always lived them intensely. But Betis-Sevilla is also a world top. In the city there is no talk of anything else during the week. The atmosphere is very beautiful. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 11, 2020last_img read more

LFA Appeal Committee Upholds Elections Results

first_imgThe Appeal Committee of the Liberia Football Association, chaired by Justice Soko Sackor yesterday rejected protests filed by four teams, requesting for the cancellation of the results.In a decision released yesterday, Justice Sackor, in separate letters to the five teams, acknowledged their correspondence.“After carefully reviewing your appeal,” Justice Sackor said, “The omission of Article 17 is not sufficient to warrant re-election in the face of Article 23, Section 1.”In Article 23, Section 1, he quoted, “Once the urn has been opened, the members of the electoral committee shall count out loud the number of ballot papers and verify their validity.“If the number of ballot papers is equal to or less than the number of ballot papers issued, the ballot is valid.“If it exceeds the number of ballot papers issued, the ballot shall be declared void and recommence immediately in accordance with the procedure described above.”Justice Sackor explained that the total number of ballot papers issued to eligible voters (LFA members) was 50 and the total number of ballot papers counted at the end of the voting process was 50.He therefore indicated that Article 23, Section 1 was strictly upheld.In a letter to Mr. Samuel Nagbe, president of Small Town FC, Justice Sackor said after careful review of his appeal on the violation of Article 45.4 and 58.1 of the Statutes, the result of the March 22 elections cannot be reversed.The Appeal Committee did not go into details to explain Articles 45.4 and 58.1, Justice Sackor but Justice Sackors appealed for his understanding with sporting regards.The above decision was made to protests filed by Presidents Cyrus Wright of NPA, (Ms.) Beatrice Kpoto of Keitrace, Samuel Ashley of Monrovia Breweries, Lemuel Sherman of Aries and Samuel Nagbe of Small Town FC.A source at the LFA Secretariat informed the Daily Observer that the results of the Appeal Committee were expected to be communicated to the officials concerned electronically.“Another chapter is gone,” he said, “we must get busy and move forward.”Late yesterday evening, Monrovia Breweries FC’s president Sam Ashley confirmed receiving an email message on the decision.“I did what I was supposed to do,” Ashley said in our telephone conversation, “we’ve got to move on.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL’S KARATE KIDS SHOW THEIR STUFF AT AURA

first_imgThe following are the results of The Letterkenny Shotokan Karate Club Competition that took place in the Aura Leisure Centre at the weekendA number of students from beginners to brown/black belt took part in the Individual Kata, Kumite and Team Kata Competitions.Awards were given two students for Overall Best Spirit. Male award went to Abin Jujo and female award went to Alanna Patterson. An award also went to the team Kihon Pineapples for the Best Team Name. Individual Kata ResultsWhite Belts1st Place – Abin Jujo, 2nd Place – Nevin Laivu.Orange Belts1st Place – Eimear Mc Dermott, 2nd Place – Adam Savva.Red Belts1st Place – Hannah Patterson, 2nd Place – Emma Doherty, Joint 3rd – Katie Patterson and Zoe Lynch.Yellow Belts1st Place – Athiara Prasanth, 2nd Place – Allana Patterson, Joint 3rd – Oisin Friel and Oisin Quinn.Green to Purple Belts1st Place – Jamie Marshall, 2nd Place – Aaron Callan , Joint 3rd Place – Ronan Padmore and Cormack Quinn.Brown to Brown/Black Belts1st Place – Niall Quinn, 2nd Place – Harry Goode , Joint 3rd Place – Michael Dillon and Shaun DevenneyKumiteBeginners1st Place – Abin Jujo, 2nd Place – Nevin Laivu.Intermediate Girls1st Place – Athiara Prasanth, 2nd Place – Emma Doherty, 3rd Place – Allana Patterson.Intermediate Boys1st Place – Oisin Friel, 2nd Place – Ronan Padmore.Senior Boys1st Place – Harry Goode, 2nd Place – Michael Dillon, Joint 3rd – Niall Quinn and Daniel Padmore.Team Kata1st Place – Awesome Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies2nd Place – Banana’s in Pyjamas3rd Place – Sandie Wandies and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies DONEGAL’S KARATE KIDS SHOW THEIR STUFF AT AURA was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by John2Share 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) Tags:competitiondonegalKarateletterkennylast_img read more

Two Geological Process Ages Collapse

first_imgTwo processes theoretically assumed to take long ages have been shown they can occur quickly.Over the years, we have reported several assumed long-age processes collapse by orders of magnitude (e.g., 19 Aug 2014, about stalactites, crystals and canyons; 20 December 2013 about crude oil made in one hour;  1 Nov 2012 about volcano dates being 3,000% wrong; and other examples under the topic Dating Methods). These re-evaluations illustrate twin dangers: the fallacy of extrapolating present processes carelessly into the unobservable past, and modeling that fails to take into account all the pertinent inputs. Here are two more recent examples.1. The Carbon CycleSulfur can lock up carbon in sediments, where it is preserved.Faster than we thought: sulfurization of organic material (Washington University at St Louis). The subtitle reads, “New research is changing our understanding of the carbon cycle.” A process called “organic matter sulfurization” is the next candidate to fall from long age assumptions. Geologists had thought that a massive amount of carbon had been buried in the ocean 94 million years ago, leading to a massive change in climate. This carbon burial process took half a million years, they thought.The basic assumption has been that some combination of super-giant algae blooms and low levels of oxygen in the ocean allowed the organic carbon from these blooms to be preserved in sediments.New research from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis shows that there is another process by which this carbon was preserved. Organic matter sulfurization — which previously had been thought to act over timescales of tens of thousands of years — can actually occur much faster, according to research published this week in the journal Nature Communications.So how much faster can it occur, according to the new thinking? “Organic matter sulfurization reactions can occur on the timescale of just hours to days,” according to the press release and the open-access paper. That’s a speed-up of six to seven orders of magnitude! “We can even induce them in 24 hours in the lab,” one assistant professor of earth science says.This change in timescales may have sizable implications for how scientists understand the past and future of the Earth’s climate.Now think about the implications. “This change in timescales may have sizable implications for how scientists understand the past and future of the Earth’s climate,” the press release says. Does the IPCC realize that?The researchers do not question the standard assumptions about millions of years of earth history, and continue to believe some of their assumptions about climate are correct. But they have uncovered a process that before now was missing from climate models. More than climate-change science could be affected by this collapsing timescale for carbon sulfurization:The potential widespread nature of sulfurization as a manner of carbon preservation means that our understanding of the history of oxygen in the ocean may need to be reevaluated.Undoubtedly, many papers in the process of publication did not take this into account. And because of educational inertia, the new finding may not become widely known for years. Textbooks do not get re-written quickly. The political fallout from bad model inputs may not be seen before important decisions are made.2. Seafloor TopographyModelling shows what causes abyssal hills 2.5km below sea level (Phys.org). Much of the seafloor is not flat, but is punctuated by hills and valleys – some quite steep. How did they form? A leading “sensational” idea has been that they reflect changes in earth climate driven by earth’s orbital cycles over millions of years. But despite their bravado, scientists still know little about seafloor topography.Half a century after discovering how plate tectonics works, the deep ocean floor is still a mystery to us. Why is the seafloor a vast expanse of hills and valleys?A sensational hypothesis suggested that climate and sea level cycles directly drive magma generation and the rolling hills of seafloor topography. But computer models of volcanism and faulting at mid-ocean ridges lead to the view that crustal faulting forms seafloor “abyssal hills.”The climate-cycle theory ties into the Milankovitch Theory (see 22 June 2018, “Why Milankovitch Theory Is Like Astrology”). which supposes that long-age cycles are driven by orbital dynamics of the earth around the sun, which are slow and gradual. Scientists at the University of Sydney evaluated the competing models (climate-driven cycles vs volcanism and faulting). The latter won hands down:The verdict: there is no sign of climate and sea-level fluctuations playing any role – instead, crustal faulting primarily drives the formation of abyssal hills.Their paper in Geophysical Research Letters indicates a big collapse in timescales: “No evidence for Milankovitch cycle influence on abyssal hills at intermediate, fast and super‐fast spreading rates.” The paper basically unlinks seafloor topography from crustal age, and in the process, scores another hit against Milankovitch theory. “Our results do not support the presence of Milankovitch‐driven signals in abyssal hill topography,” they say.Clearly, crustal faulting does not require long ages, either. Although the press release does not state how fast the authors think abyssal hills can form, there is no reason to assume they require slow, gradual processes.We think people should learn about the viscosity of the quicksand upon which many geological theories are built.(Visited 720 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

FNB launches banking app for tablets

first_img17 April 2013With tablet devices growing in popularity in South Africa, First National Bank (FNB) has become the first of the country’s retail banks to release a banking app customised for tablet devices.“The new banking app, designed specifically for tablet devices, was developed with ease-of-use as a key priority and utilises the full capability of the latest tablet devices. It is completely custom-made and not a re-skin of our existing smartphone app,” FNB’s Farren Roper said in a statement on Monday.“We decided to build a customised App in order to offer consumers a fully immersive app that includes touch screen tablet banking, with features like drag and drop, swiping and double tapping, all of which make for a great user experience.”According to the research firm IDC, year-on-year sales for tablet devices in South Africa has grown by 78.4%, while laptop and desktop computer sales have declined by 4.1%.The tablet market grew more than 80% to surpass 128-million units shipped in 2012, and IDC expects tablet shipments to surpass desktop PC shipments for the first time in 2013, and to outpace “portable” PC shipments in 2014. Currently, it is estimated that South Africa has more than 1-million tablets in circulation.According to FNB, new adopters of tablets are not the only consumers who will benefit from the new banking app. A quarter of the bank’s current 450 000 smartphone app customers are accessing the app from a tablet device, the bank says, meaning that these customers can now migrate to the tablet app.“Customisation is crucial for tablets because of their popularity globally and in South Africa,” said Roper. “Tablet devices are important enough to have their own roadmap.”Aside from content, new account openings and applying for products, some of the other functionality contained in the new app includes: viewing accounts, viewing detailed balances, changing limits, viewing transaction histories, viewing eBucks, once-off payments, multiple payments, forex and calculators, send money, prepaid airtime and electricity.“We know that tablets are very popular devices and that their popularity is on the rise, which has given us an opportunity to super-serve our tablet app clients,” said Roper. “This App was built in South Africa, by South Africans.”The app is available for download in app stores across Apple, Android and Windows 8 devices.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Some like it hot…some not

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we move into August, we continue to experience a fairly typical seasonal weather pattern for most of Ohio. Yes, it’s hot and humid!  We have been experiencing these conditions for the past couple of weeks and it appears that the trend will continue at least for the remainder of this week. Maybe Mother Nature will improve her sense of humor and provide us some relief in the coming weeks.Every cow-calf producer makes management decisions about their operations based on a wide variety of factors. Some of these factors include access to land, feed resources, marketing goals, labor availability, etc. In this article, I want to discuss another factor that significantly impacts management decisions for the cow-calf producer. That factor is the weather.The weather has a direct impact on nearly every management decision made by the cow-calf producer. There are predictable seasonal trends that we can expect as we move from winter to spring to summer to fall. There are also short-term weather anomalies that can complicate daily farm management from time to time. While we expect colder temperatures during the winter months, very few of us expected to see the -10 to -20 degree F temperatures that we saw in February of 2014 and 2015. Conversely, I would anticipate that many of us would lose several dollars if we tried to wager on the number of days we would see above 90 degrees F in a given summer.I have always felt that the important management decisions of any cow-calf operation should be based upon the goals of optimizing conception rates, the percentage of live calves born, and ultimately the percentage of calves weaned. Your choice for timing of the breeding season and eventual calving season will be influenced to some degree by the weather. An interesting consideration in this process is the answer to this question: “Which is more important to you, the timing of your calving season or the timing of the breeding season?” This can be a difficult question to answer.I suspect many producers would prioritize the timing of their calving season based on less stressful environmental conditions. In other words, many producers would prefer the warming temperatures and lush grass growth of spring over nearly any other season. Spring “officially” begins on March 20 and runs to June 20. For this discussion, let’s assume that is your 90 day calving season. I have heard this timing for the calving season widely promoted by some forage and grazing specialists as an ideal calving time as it works well with natural pasture growth and development.I certainly cannot argue that the spring season typically provides a positive environment for the newborn calf. However, this calving season can pose significant challenges during the breeding season.  If you follow the calving period we are using in this example, the breeding season that would coincide with this calving window would run from June 11 until Sept. 11. I would contend this may be one of the most difficult periods of the year to successfully get a beef female bred, especially if your primary pasture grass is fescue.Think about the challenges faced in a breeding season during this timeframe. Cows and bulls alike are certainly less active at grazing or other activity in the heat of the day in the summer. The producer must reduce stress on the animals by providing aggressive fly control measures and insuring a plentiful supply of clean water.  If much of your pasture is based on traditional fescue varieties such as Kentucky 31, you may be subjecting the cow herd to the endophyte fungus that can negatively impact animal performance.These and other factors can lead to a significant reduction in conception rates during the summer months.  Work done by Dr. Les Anderson of the University of Kentucky at the Research Center at Princeton, Kentucky demonstrated the negative impacts of a later summer breeding season. In this study, the herd was divided into three distinct 45-day breeding seasons ranging from April 21-June 5, May 21- July 6, and June 19-August 4.  Subsequent conception rates for these three breeding seasons were 89%, 78%, and 59%, respectively. Other research and anecdotal information would agree with the results from this study that conception rates will fall as temperatures rise.Again, I respect those producers that want a favorable calving environment. I believe that the best calving environment will have difficulty compensating for a potential 10-30% loss in conception rates from the breeding season. The challenge for the cow-calf producer is finding the “sweet spot” that balances a timely breeding season that maximizes conception rates with a calving season with a less stressful calving environment. This is a difficult balance to achieve.I would suggest that a fall calving season that includes the months of September and October can help provide such a balance between the breeding season and the calving environment.  These months provide similar environmental benefits to calving in April and May while providing a somewhat less stressful breeding season environment in November and December. A relatively small number of the nation’s cow-calf operation will calve in the fall months but it does offer some potential advantages for improving conception rates and calving percentages.A word of caution should be offered for those who are currently involved with or are considering fall calving.  This is especially true if your fall calving season creeps back into the month of August (as in the case of the author!).  Research has shown that fall calving cows can have shorter gestation lengths and lighter calves than their spring-calving counterparts. This can be especially true in times where we see extended periods of extremely high temperatures.  It would not be unusual to observe actual calving dates occur 7-14 days or more earlier than expected based off a known breeding date.The bottom line of this discussion is that appropriate timing of a breeding and calving season for the cow-calf producer is a difficult choice to make. It certainly is not a “one size fits all” situation. Choose the scenario that offers the potential for increasing the number of calves weaned from your herd in balance with feed and labor resources.last_img read more

CubeDuel is Like FaceMash for LinkedIn and It’s Twisted

first_imgRelated Posts A new startup called CubeDuel accesses your LinkedIn work history and then pits present and former co-workers in Hot or Not style battles. “Who would you rather work with?” the site asks, assuring you that no one will ever know who it was that voted on the duel. The end result is a leaderboard of the most (and least) desirable people to work with at a given company. It’s a lot like the online college beauty contest Mark Zuckerberg got in trouble for before building Facebook (FaceMash) but for the workplace.It’s absolutely perverse and it’s likely to be huge. This crude pointing at one or the other person, flash judgements regarding a person’s relative desirability, is like a car crash of interpersonal psychology. It’s also quite compelling. It gets easier and easier after each click.According to a profile of the site yesterday by blogger Louis Gray, CubeDuel was started by Tony Wright, the former founder and CEO of YCombinator-backed RescueTime, and Adam Doppelt, cofounder of Urbanspoon. I found the service via a Tweet by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg.Person A: “I see your CubeDuel score isn’t very good.” Person B: “It’s just that I’ve worked at incredible companies with freakishly fabulous people, I swear. This company seems filled with people who are probably better to work with than I am as well, but I’m still great to work with. I’m sure I’ll be better to work with than many of them, but I wouldn’t be so presumptuous to assume all of them. That’s a great tie you’re wearing, by the way.”To give the team behind CubeDuel some credit, they certainly have found a thought-provoking way to make use of LinkedIn data. It really makes you think about how you feel about your co-workers. Who wants to do that, but for nastiness? It’s impossible to pick two winners, just to skip the duels – which I find myself clicking over and over.ReadWriteWeb staff hacker Tyler Gillies says there ought to be a GitHub equivalent for developers to vote who they’d rather collaborate with – but I’m not sure this kind of service ought to exist at all, for anyone.In some cases, I’d rather work with Deane Rimerman than with former ReadWriteWeb writer Jolie O’Dell. But for other types of work, I’d pick Jolie in a heartbeat. CubeDuel is too cruel to let me say “it depends.” Am I just suspicious out of fear that my own co-workers will vote me down for being overly critical? I can certainly get things done! There ought to be a way you can plead your case.What do you think, is this an interesting application or social media gone mad? Tags:#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Jayant Sinha calls meeting lynching convicts ‘honouring due process’

first_imgIn a series of tweets on Saturday Union Minister Jayant Sinha said that he was “honouring the due process of law” after a row erupted over him felicitating eight men who were earlier convicted for mob lynching.The eight men were held guilty of killing a meat trader Alimuddin Ansari in the name of cow vigilantism in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand on June 30 last year.Later, eight people, including a local BJP leader Nityanand Mahto, were arrested and convicted by a trial court in March this year. However, the life sentences of those held guilty were suspended by the Jharkhand high court last week.On Tuesday, when those men came out of Hazaribagh jail on bail, they met Mr. Sinha at his residence where he garlanded them. Mr. Sinha represents Hazaribagh constituency in Parliament.Later, a row erupted over Mr Sinha felicitating those eight men convicted for lynching a meat trader. “This is despicable,” tweeted leader of Opposition in Jharkhand assembly and JMM leader Hemant Soren.Mr. Sinha on Saturday posted a series of tweets saying “though he condemned violence and rejected vigilantism he had misgivings about the trial of the men convicted by a fast-track court.”“I unequivocally condemn all acts of violence and reject any type of vigilantism. The rule of law is supreme in our constitutional democracy. Any unlawful acts, particularly those that violate the rights of any citizen, should be punished with the full force of the law”, said Mr. Sinha.He tweeted, “I have repeatedly expressed my misgivings about the Fast-Track Court judgment sentencing each accused to life imprisonment. I am pleased that the Hon’ble High Court will hear the matter as a statutory court of appeal to test the correctness of the Fast-Track Court order.”He added, “I have full faith in our judicial system and the rule of law. Unfortunately, irresponsible statements are being made about my actions when all that I am doing is honoring the due process of law. Those that are innocent will be spared and the guilty will be appropriately punished.”The BJP government in Jharkhand had ordered the police to quickly probe the case and sent it to a fast-track court. The court verdict came nine months after the incident.last_img read more

Ind-NZ Test: Tendulkar bowled thrice in a row

first_imgThe Little Master’s fear seems to be coming true as age apparently has been catching up with the legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar . For, the all three innings Tendulkar batted in the ongoing home Test series against the Kiwis, he was bowled out by one seamer or the other. On the fourth day of the second Test in Bangalore, Tendulkar managed his highest score of the series – a meagre 27 – when Tim Southee rattled his stumps on Monday. In the first innings, he was bowled out by Doug Bracewell for only 17 runs. In the first Test in Hyderabad last month, which India won by an innings and 115 runs, Tendulkar was bowled out by Trent Boult for only 19 runs. Earlier, when Tendulkar was bowled through the gate in the first innings, there were quite a few voices in the commentary box that felt the master batsman’s footwork was to be blamed. Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar, who were on air when Tendulkar was dismissed by Bracewell, felt that Tendulkar was not taking a big enough stride and was getting stuck on the crease. In fact, the former batting legend said on air that “it is a worrying sign” as he expressed concern about the “big gap between the bat and the pad” in Tendulkar’s dismissal on Tuesday. Sachin very much capable to play: ShuklaHowever, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stood by the Master Blaster insisting that he was “capable to play”. In Delhi, BCCI vice president and Union Minister Rajiv Shukla said, “He is making runs. It is not important to make centuries. He is still very much capable to play.” Rubbishing speculations over Tendulkar’s retirement, Shukla said, “When he thinks that he should retire, he will. I think it should be left up to the player to decide when he wants to retire. We should not put any pressure on them.” – With Headlines Today inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Copa del Rey: Barcelona held by Hercules, Real Madrid romp into last-16

first_imgBarcelona were held 1-1 by lowly Hercules in their Copa del Rey last-32 first-leg match on Wednesday while Mariano scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid romped to a 6-1 second-leg victory over third-tier Cultural Leonesa and a 13-2 aggregate triumph.Barca’s Carles Alena struck a sublime effort in the 58th minute to cancel out David Mainz’s close-range opener six minutes earlier as the cup holders came from behind but had to accept a draw in a match they dominated.The Spanish champions’ struggles in La Liga followed them to Segunda B side Hercules as a much-changed side made it three domestic games without a win after a disjointed performance.Real Madrid, playing a leg earlier than everyone else ahead of their Club World Cup campaign, held a 7-1 lead after the first game and made short shrift of their opponents at the Bernabeu, opening the scoring after 23 seconds through Dominican forward Mariano.James Rodriguez, one of few familiar names in the starting line-up as Zinedine Zidane made eight changes with an eye on Saturday’s Clasico against Barca, added a second with a header in the 23rd minute before Mariano, on his debut, doubled his tally.The visitors pulled one back through Yerey Gonzalez’s magnificent long-range effort just before the break, but Real dominated the second half, Zidane’s son Enzo marking his debut with a goal and Mariano rounding off his hat-trick with a header.Leonesa’s Cesar Morgado scored an own goal in the last minute to round off a miserable afternoon as Real, who were disqualified from last year’s tournament after fielding an ineligible player, extended their unbeaten run to 32 matches.advertisementReal, whose last loss came against Wolfsburg in the Champions League in April, are closing in on the club record of 34 games without defeat, set by Leo Beenhakker’s side in the 1988-89 season.Elsewhere, Joaquin Correa scored a hat-trick as Sevilla thumped fourth-tier SD Formentera 5-1 while Atletico Madrid stormed to a 6-0 victory over Segunda B outfit Guijuelo.last_img read more