Sunita Biswal, daughter of former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Hemananda Biswal, joined the Biju Janata Dal here on Saturday.Ms. Biswal was welcomed by Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik at his residence. Naba Kishore Das, former working president of the State Congress unit who had joined the ruling party last month, accompanied her to Nabin Niwas, the CM’s residence. “I am deeply impressed by the welfare programmes being implemented by Mr. Patnaik. He has been running a transparent government for years. My decision to join the BJD is purely a personal one. I was not neglected in Congress. In fact, my candidature for an MLA seat was seriously being considered,” said Ms. Biswal.Reacting to the development, Mr. Biswal said, “It was her own decision to join BJD. I have been associated with the Congress for 60 years. My daughter’s decision has saddened me. I want to make it clear that I am ready to shoulder whatever responsibility Congress would deem fit for me.”“My daughter will work for her party while I am completely devoted to working for Congress. I cannot leave the party,” said the former CM.
Allein Maliksi had a team-high 19 points off the bench to lead Blackwater while prized rookie Ray Parks and Mike DiGregorio scored 16 points each.Alex Stepheson added a double-double with 13 points and 20 rebounds for the Elite, who bounced back from a 103-98 loss to the Phoenix Fuel Masters two nights ago to rise to 4-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The challenge today was really how well can we focus and how well can we bounce back from a loss,” said Blackwater coach Aris Dimaunahan.“They played really, really well tonight as a team. We did what we wanted to do, we played great defense,” added Dimaunahan, whose squad led by as much as 16 and held Rain or Shine to just 35 percent from the field. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Blackwater led, 82-67, with 8:23 left before Rain or Shine threatened and pulled within seven, 88-81, after a layup by Gabe Norwood with still 1:49 remaining.Fortunately for the Elite, Parks and DiGregorio made all of their free throw attempts down the stretch to counter the Painters’ comeback attempt.Denzel Bowles led all scorers with 27 points on 9-of-19 from the fieldADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES PVL: Creamline shrugs off slow start, beats BanKo Perlas PBA IMAGESBlackwater got back on track after holding off Rain or Shine, 98-92, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The Elite were steady at the free throw line, hitting 10 of their 12 attempts in the final one minute and 29 seconds to keep the Elasto Painters at bay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne over the fullback’s move to Bournemouth.Warnock has claimed he was “promised” Clyne would instead make a loan move to Cardiff until summer, before learning on TV of his Cherries switch.”I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool,” Warnock said. “To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class.”The Cardiff boss was speaking after watching his side lose 1-0 to Gillingham in the FA Cup.
Don’t worry, Sam Ponder fans. The ESPN college football personality won’t be completely gone from your television sets this fall. But late Thursday night, Ponder announced, via Instagram, that she’ll be “hanging up” her sideline reporter flats for Thursday Night Football. Her reason? She no longer wants to take her daughter, Scout, away from her father, Christian, for five days a week. Needless to say, it’s a respectable, mature decision.As Ponder mentions, she’ll still be part of College Football Live, SportsCenter and College GameDay. This year’s college football season starts on September 3.
zoomImage Courtesy: Sovcomflot/Navigate PR Sovcomflot’s Aframax crude oil tanker Gagarin Prospect completed its first voyage across the Baltic and North Seas from Primorsk to Rotterdam powered by LNG as fuel.The ship delivered a cargo of 104,815 tonnes of crude oil on October 22, 2018, marking its first export delivery of Russian crude oil under a long-term time-charter contract between SCF and Shell.The ship received its first LNG fuel from Shell’s specialized LNG bunker vessel, Cardissa, at the beginning of October, and after less than two weeks, the vessel loaded its first export cargo of Russian crude oil at the Port of Primorsk.The operation marked a number of other firsts, as it was also the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering to take place in the Port of Rotterdam.Gagarin Prospect is the world’s first Aframax crude oil tanker designed to operate on LNG as the primary fuel.The second tanker in this series, Lomonosov Prospect, was delivered to Sovcomflot in October 2018.The Russian shipping major expects to have six such LNG-fueled Aframax tankers in operation by the beginning of Q2 2019.Sovcomflot is gradually switching its conventional tanker fleet from traditional heavy fuel oil to LNG as a way of . complying with tightening sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions regulations, including the IMO’s global 0.5% sulphur cap, which takes effect in 2020.
zoomImage Courtesy: Fincantieri Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Panorama, completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea earlier this week in anticipation of its inaugural cruise in December 2019.Currently in the final stages of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Panorama had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who thoroughly tested the ship’s technical, mechanical and navigation systems.With the scheduled debut in Long Beach on December 11, the vessel will become the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years.“Carnival Panorama is a wonderful addition to the fleet and she passed all of its maneuvers and tests with flying colors,” said Carnival Panorama Captain Carlo Queirolo.Following an inaugural three-day voyage to Ensenada, Carnival Panorama will launch year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach on December 14.
Twitter Advertisement Facebook Ice is a 10-episode drama for DirecTV’s Audience Network set in Los Angeles that was originally picked up for a straight to series order in the fall of 2014. It was expected to go into production last spring, but is now set to begin in the Vancouver area today.Ice Season 1 revolves around the dark underground behind the city’s diamond-dealing industry; hence its appropriate title ‘Ice’. The series stars Cam Gigandet (The O.C., Twilight) and Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory, Law & Order) who play half-brothers Jake and Freddy Green respectively. They’re joined by Raymond J. Barry (The Purge: Election Year, The 100) who plays their father, Isaac Green. Together, the trio have to navigate the family jewelry business through gang confrontations, deals gone bad and the feds. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:
Zach Johnson100021216.7 Does not include Champions Tour or Web.com wins.Source: GolfStats Padraig Harrington311031717.7 Bubba Watson101121414.3 PlayerPGA TourEuroWGCMajorsTotalShare From Majors Rory McIlroy97242218.2 Ernie Els1317243611.1 Phil Mickelson363254610.9 Jordan Spieth80031127.3 Brooks Koepka2104757.1% Martin Kaymer19021216.7 Angel Cabrera1302633.3 Wins Vijay Singh30213368.3 Retief Goosen59021612.5 Brooks Koepka bashed and buried the field over the first three rounds at Bethpage Black, and then held on for dear life Sunday to win the 2019 PGA Championship. While Long Island’s ostentatiously difficult public golf course chewed up the world’s best players — only six players in the 156-man field finished below par — the 29-year-old finished with an eight-under-par 272 and fought off a huge scare from Dustin Johnson — the world’s No. 1 player. With the wire-to-wire win, Koepka is the first golfer to hold back-to-back, concurrent major titles. And of the last nine championships played, the hulking West Palm Beach native has claimed four.Koepka entered Sunday with a seven-stroke lead, a lead no golfer had ever blown at the tournament after 54 holes. He nearly blew it anyway. Johnson, who has similar ball-shaping skills, uses an equally intense workout regimen and is one of Koepka’s best friends, mounted a furious comeback, firing a 69 while leading the field in strokes gained off the tee (2.32), according to Data Golf. Johnson pulled within a single stroke of the lead with three holes remaining, but bogeyed two consecutive holes to fall out of contention. Koepka rallied to stem the tide and ended his day by hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy.This was quite the departure from Thursday, when Koepka carded a course-record 63, a showcase he aptly described as “a crazy day.” With Koekpa four shots clear of the field, Las Vegas bookmakers installed him with 5-to-4 odds to win after one day of competition. He quickly made those odds seem conservative as he followed it up with a 65 to extend the lead. Paired with Tiger Woods in the opening two rounds, Koepka steamrolled golf’s prodigal son by 17 strokes across two days.Golf has become a power-driven sport, and few, if any, people on tour supply more than Koepka, who frequently appears to be taking a machete to his ball. He certainly set the standard this week, leading the field in strokes gained tee-to-green in each of the first three rounds and in total, according to Data Golf. But even that undersells how precise his irons were, as Koepka also led the tournament in strokes gained on shots approaching the green.On golf’s biggest stages, Koepka shows up to win. It makes you wonder: Why doesn’t he collect more trophies in the PGA Tour’s garden-variety events? With two non-major PGA Tour wins and one European Tour title, Koepka’s major wins now outnumber his minor ones. More than half (57.1 percent) of his career wins have come at major championships, which is a higher share than any other active golfer who has won at least two majors. For comparison, less than 18 percent of Woods’s career victories have come at majors. In most of Koepka’s victories, the entire tournament feels calculated, as though he’s playing out a simulation that he ran through a thousand times before he took the course. Get-off-your-seat moments are few and far between with Koepka, who looks as though he was engineered in a lab and delivers relentless power while leaving events largely lusterless. Some of that is because Koepka has the demeanor of a world-class poker player. Some of it is how easily he lays waste to a golf course. But on Sunday, we learned that golf’s RoboCop can still bleed. The wheels fell off, and he had to dig deep to finish off his best friend. But Koepka did just that, making history as he evolved into a new type of champion: one who’s proved he can survive. Tiger Woods48618158717.2 Brooks is a major playerShare of professional wins that came at majors for active golfers who’ve won at least two majors since 2000
Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets feels that they only have themselves to blame after their unbeaten league run came to an end in their shocking 5-4 defeat to LevanteThe Catalan giants were 5-1 down against the 15th-place side at the Estadi Ciutat de València on Sunday night, before Phillipe Coutinho and Luis Suarez put the deficit down to 5-4 with 19 minutes remaining.However, Barcelona was unable to find an equaliser in the final moments and fell to their first La Liga defeat in 44 games.“Conceding five goals makes it very hard. We were caught on the counter-attack and there was a lack of concentration at times, too. Like I say, when you concede five, it’s hard to get anything positive from the game and that’s been the case,” said Busquets, according to Sport.The league champion’s late comeback proved to be futile in the end, despite their best efforts.“The fourth goal came with 20 minutes left,” he added.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We were pushing, working hard and used lots of energy, but that takes its toll in the end. We had chances to equalise but it wasn’t our night. When you give away five goals it’s hard to haul it back.”While disappointed to have not finished the season unbeaten, Busquets hopes that this defeat does not spoil what has been otherwise an outstanding season and the Spanish midfielder feels that his teammates should be proud to have managed a record 43 games unbeaten.“It’s clear we wanted to end the season unbeaten, but this doesn’t take any credit away from what we have done this season and everything we have achieved in La Liga,” said the 29-year-old.“The record [for games unbeaten, 43] we have over two years, but it’s shame [to lose out on an unbeaten season].“But we have won the league, it’s been an incredible season beyond this one game and I think we can be proud. Now we can celebrate with our fans in the final game.”
AUBURN, Ala.- The University of Louisville softball team fell 6-2 to No. 19/20 Auburn Saturday in the War Eagle Challenge. The Cardinals (14-7) will wrap up the weekend on Sunday at 11 a.m. (ET) against Mercer. Full Schedule Roster Louisville countered in the top of the sixth. Junior Celene Funke led off with a hit, took second on senior Megan Hensley’s groundout and sprinted home on Ferguson’s RBI single to pull the Cards within a run. Sophomore Danielle Watson (5-5) took the loss, allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits and striking out six in 6.0 innings. Matchup History Preview Junior Caitlin Ferguson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Cards at the plate. In their second game of the day, the Cardinals jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first when senior Sidney Melton singled and eventually crossed the plate on Ferguson’s base hit. Next Game: vs. Mercer 3/10/2019 | 11:00 a.m. The Cards threatened to score in the top of the seventh when sophomore Kyra Snyder connected on a leadoff single and senior Madison Cousineau was hit by a pitch to put two runners on, but a strikeout and groundout ended the game. The Tigers answered with a run in the home half of the first when Casey McCracken reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1. Auburn (20-4) pulled ahead with a run in the second when Bree Fornis connected on a two-out triple and an error on the play send her home to make the score 2-1. Auburn 6 – Louisville 2 Live Stats Auburn pulled away with three insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Justus Perry walked, a sacrifice bunt and wild pitch moved her to third and scored on an RBI hit by Taylon Snow. McCracken followed with a home run to increase the Tigers’ lead to 6-2. Story Links The Tigers tacked on another run in the fifth when Tannon Snow delivered a two-out hit and pinch-runner Carmyn Greenwood scored on a double by Kendall Veach. Auburn’s Makayla Martin (10-2) picked up the win after surrendering two earned runs on six hits and striking out 11 in a complete game effort. Tannon Snow had two hits while McCrackin score a pair of runs and had two RBIs to lead the Tigers at the plate.LOUISVILLE NOTES:• Melton is now on a six-game hitting streak. • Funke is on a five-game hitting streak• Ferguson has reached base via a hit or a walk in nine straight games• Snyder has reached base in six straight games• Funke leads the team with a .361 batting average, 26 hits, 17 runs and six stolen bases Print Friendly Version
(Phys.org) —A team of engineering and physics researchers with members from the U.S., the U.K. and the Republic of Muldova has found that covering a common type of plastic with a graphene coating can increase its conductivity by up to 600 times. In their paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the team describes their new technique and how the coated materials they’ve created might be used in real world applications. Researchers combine graphene and copper in hopes of shrinking electronics Plastics are not very good conductors of heat—they are generally in the 0.15–0.24 W/mK range—which is a good trait when it’s produced as flakes and used as a stuffing inside a winter coat, but not so good when used in electronics that generally need to convey heat away from a source. Engineers would like to use them in more applications however, due to their very low cost, light weight and durability. Conversely, graphene is an excellent conductor of heat (in the 2000–5000 W/mK range) along with its other unique properties, though notably a lot of that improvement is lost when applied to a substrate—it’s still much better than plastic though. In this new effort the researchers sought to improve heat conduction in a plastic by applying graphene to its surface.The type of plastic used, PET, is very common—it’s used to make soda bottles and a myriad of other products in a nearly limitless variety of shapes. Graphene for the experiment was grown in sheets just a few microns thick and then applied to a thin sheet of PET. The heat conductance (along the surface) of the resultant material was tested using a non-contact optothermal Raman technique where the researchers found the conductance had been increased by approximately 600 times.The researchers suggest the graphene coated PET could be used in thermal management applications or thermal lighting or even inside electronic devices to help move heat away from heat generating chips.The team next plans to work on creating models that have more detail and which are based on multiscale simulations that will shed light on which sorts of real-world applications the coated plastics might best be used in. Explore further Citation: Researchers improve thermal conductivity of common plastic by adding graphene coating (2014, October 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-thermal-common-plastic-adding-graphene.html , Nano Letters © 2014 Phys.org Journal information: arXiv More information: Thermal Conductivity of Graphene Laminate, Nano Lett., 2014, 14 (9), pp 5155–5161. DOI: 10.1021/nl501996v . On Arxiv: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1407/1407.1359.pdfAbstractWe have investigated thermal conductivity of graphene laminate films deposited on polyethylene terephthalate substrates. Two types of graphene laminate were studied, as deposited and compressed, in order to determine the physical parameters affecting the heat conduction the most. The measurements were performed using the optothermal Raman technique and a set of suspended samples with the graphene laminate thickness from 9 to 44 μm. The thermal conductivity of graphene laminate was found to be in the range from 40 to 90 W/mK at room temperature. It was found unexpectedly that the average size and the alignment of graphene flakes are more important parameters defining the heat conduction than the mass density of the graphene laminate. The thermal conductivity scales up linearly with the average graphene flake size in both uncompressed and compressed laminates. The compressed laminates have higher thermal conductivity for the same average flake size owing to better flake alignment. Coating plastic materials with thin graphene laminate films that have up to 600× higher thermal conductivity than plastics may have important practical implications. 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.
Sky Deutschland CEO Brian SullivanAfter four years of rebuilding the business, Sky Deutschland is set to turn a positive EBITDA this year and will grow rapidly in 2014, according to CEO Brian Sullivan.“We’ve been going through recapitalising the business for four years and with the completion of that we’ve completed the restructuring of the business. We are finally going to turn the corner and, on a small scale, we will be profitable on an EBITDA basis this year. In 2014 that growth will increase rapidly,” said Sullivan, speaking on the opening panel at ANGA COM today.Sullivan said Sky had a “straightforward” pay TV business model. Pay TV is not a “mandatory product” yet for consumers in Germany, so Sky had to differentiate by providing something different, he said.Sullivan said the company had invested and sought to provide more value over the last four years, and that quality of coverage of sports and content from the likes of HBO meant that Sky could now provide “good value”.He said that relative to competitors and pay TV peers, Sky Deutschland was still relatively small. “We are approaching the scale where we can have a profitable business…but we are still quite small,” said Sullivan. “We aspire to be in many more homes and hopefully we are doing the right things to achieve that.”Sullivan said the Bundelsiga was “undoubtedly the most exciting product on the market” and this year, the involvement of German teams in the final of the Champions League had carried interest right through to the summer. He added that Sky would continue to invest in additional content for the platform.“We are expecting to invest in more programming, content and even channels. We still believe in channels,” he said, claiming that Sky would “invest in places where we feel we can differentiate” rather than compete directly with free to air channels.Sullivan said Sky’s audience was typically younger than the average for free-to-air channels, and that the average age of new customers had gone down over the last four years. Services including Sky Sports News and Sky Go have a stronger appeal to a youthful demographic, he said. This was beneficial, he said, because younger users were more likely to recommend services that they used than older viewers.
TV technology outfit Kudelski Group has posted strong full-year results, with a 12.3% increase in revenues driven by digital TV and its public access arm.Kudelski posted revenues of just over CHF1 billion (€940 million) and operating profit of CHF98 million, up 20.4%.The group said it expected to continue growing this year, although profitability will not reach the same level as 2016. It expects revenues of US$1.15-1.2 billion (€1.1-1.13 billion) and operating profit of US$60-80 million.Digital TV revenues grew by 10.5% in 2016, reaching CHF730.2 million, and segment operating income increased by 19.3% to CHF99.4 million.The growth was boosted by a number of new contracts, including a contract to supply conditional access for Altice USA’s 4K Ultra HD cable offering and a new multi-year contract with Canal+ covering its domestic and international services. Canal+, in addition to CA, will use the Nagra Insight analytics platform. Revenues were also boosted by the ongoing supply of CA for Dish Network in the US.In South Africa, Sentech partnered with Nagra to launch its satellite gap filler programme in order to bring service to areas not covered by its DTT network, while DTH operator Platco switched from competition to Nagra cardless security technology for its new Openview HD service offering, which was launched in November 2016.Nagra cross the 10 million digital cable subscribers milestone in India, while Taiwan Broadband Cable shipped close to one million OpenTV5 set-top boxes, making Tawian one fo the largest OpenTV5 deployments in Asia.Kudelski’s other conditional access brand, Conax, signed 11 new deals in the course of the year across Europe, Latin America and India, and signed 20 additional contracts with existing customers.Revenues in the public access segment also grew strongly, by 14.4% to CHF318.7 million.
Derry singer Niamh McGlincheyTHOSE attending this weekend’s Walled City Market are in for a musical treat as rising country star Niamh McGlinchey will be performing live at the event.The Market returns to Guildhall Square this Saturday March 2nd from 11am to 4pm and Niamh will be performing on the day from 1 pm to 3 pm. ShareTweet “The stalls open from 11 am to 4 pm and offer a wide range of top quality fresh produce at affordable prices.“We also have street food and a wide range of locally produced craft products for sale so if you are out and about on Saturday make sure and come along.”Hailing from Gulladuff in County Derry, Niamh started her days as a folk singer and earned an All Ireland medal in solo singing.She has made a number of high profile appearances including singing the anthem at Croke Park and appearing on RTE’s All Ireland Talent Show and TG4’s Glor Tire and Opry Le Daniel,She has spent the last six years touring the UK, Ireland and America alongside artists such as Nathan Carter, Derek Ryan, Bagatelle and the Irish Dance Spectacular “TitanicDance.”Later in March she will be performing in the renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, so be sure to pop by and enjoy this songbird’s performance before she take’s flight. Among the traders at the Walled City Market will be well known local company Doherty’s Meats who will be serving a selection of their award winning street food including beef burgers, hot dogs and Derry Stew made with their Special Mince.Other traders at Saturday’s Market will be: Windy City Baking Company, Granny Knitter, C&M’s Pantry, Living Crystal, Willow Studios, Curry Sauce NI, Amara Dexter Cattle, Crepes N Coffee, Watercolours By Noeleen, Keltic Slates, Rainbow Tie-Dye, No 9 Creations, Doorish Art & Crafts, Bake N Joy, Coffee & Cream, So27 Skincare and Simply Irresistible, La Tia Juana’s.Anyone interesting in finding out more about trading at the market are asked to contact Nicolle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 02871 376506.For further information visit www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Walled-City-Market/Welcome.Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whatsonderrystrabane/ or follow us on Twitter @Walledmarket.Derry singer Niamh McGlinchey to perform at Walled City Market was last modified: February 26th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: The popular food and craft market is organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council and takes place on the first Saturday of the month every month.The market offers a wide range of speciality food traders with fresh breads, vegetables, meat, homemade jams and preserves as well as handcrafted products such as textiles and paintings.Nicolle Walters, Market Development Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council said she was pleased to be offering musical entertainment along with the usual offering of some of the finest locally produced food and craft products.“We are delighted to be able to add to the atmosphere in Guildhall Square with a live performance from Niamh McGlinchey who is one of the most in demand country performers on the circuit. BagatelleDerek RyanDerry and Strabane CouncilDerry singer Niamh McGlinchey to perform at Walled City MarketGULLADUFFNATHAN CARTER