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IPL 2017: Will Kolkata Knight Riders miss Chris Lynn for the entire season?IPL 2017: Will Kolkata Knight Riders miss Chris Lynn for the entire season?

first_imgKolkata  Knight Riders’ fortunes rest on the broad shoulders  of Chris Lynn.Australian batsman Chris Lynn’s Indian Premier League campaign appears to be in doubt after he suffered yet another shoulder injury during the Kolkata Knight Riders’ four-wicket defeat to Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium last evening.Lynn sustained the injury when he dived forward in an effort to claim an outfield catch to dismiss England batsman Jos Buttler off a Chris Woakes delevery. Watch the Video The 27-year-old immediately grabbed his shoulder on impact before being attended to by Knight Riders’ physio Andrew Leipus.He left the ground clutching his left arm close to his body and was later seen with an ice pack strapped to his shoulder.Following the match, Lynn took to Twitter and wrote, “Dear Cricket Gods, did I do something wrong?,” adding further evidence to likelihood that he has dislocated his left shoulder.Dear Cricket Gods, did I do something wrong?- Chris Lynn (@lynny50) April 9, 2017He is currently the leading run scorer in this seasons of the IPL, with 125 runs  with a strike rate of 192.3 from just two innings so far and the orange cap rest pretty on top his head. This comes after a stellar edition of the Big Bash League for the Brisbane Heat. Chris Lynn’s season may come to an early end after he was forced off the field after an attempted catch.Kolkata Knight Riders’ fans will be hoping that the injury to Chris Lynn won’t keep the Australian out of action for long, as .advertisementIn KKR’s first game against the Lions from Gujarat, Chris Lynn blasted a unbeaten knock of 93 to win the match along with Gautam Gambhir. They recorded the Indian Premier League’s highest partnership ever of  184 runs, beating the previous best of 167 put together by Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan.  In the second game against Mumbai Indians,  he couldn’t capitalise on the start, getting stuck in front of the wicket off a Jasprit Bumrah  delivery for 32 runs. He will be hoping to come back and continue with his ‘Lynnsanity’.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

So proud of him: KXIP boss Preity Zinta heaps praise on KL RahulSo proud of him: KXIP boss Preity Zinta heaps praise on KL Rahul

first_imgOpening batsman KL Rahul has taken the Indian Premier League by storm in his very first season for Kings XI Punjab this year.Rahul, who was snapped up by Kings XI in the auction this year after Royal Challengers Bangalore let him go, is currently the Orange Cap holder with 471 runs in 10 matches with an average of 58.87 including four half-centuries so far.Rahul has been providing superb starts for Kings XI at the top along with Chris Gayle, another player who was not retained by RCB this year.Rahul and Gayle have since formed the most lethal opening partnership in the IPL this season. Together the duo have plundered bowling attacks of all the teams so far.Fast and furious KL Rahul wants to settle down as long-term finisherGayle is also having one of his best seasons in the IPL with 311 runs in 7 games at 62.20 with a highest score of 104 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad which was also the first hundred by a batsman in this edition.With his 95 not out in the last game against Rajasthan Royals, Rahul now holds the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman this season even though it came in a losing cause for the Kings.But his success has had a direct impact on KXIP’s campaign as they now hold the third spot with 12 points and are most likely to qualify for the play-offs.KXIP’s terrific campaign so far in the tournament has put a huge smile on co-owner Preity Zinta’s face.advertisementThe Bollywood actress has attended all KXIP matches so far matching the enthusiasm and vigour of her team players off the field.Zinta recently posted a picture with Rahul on Twitter after the match against the Royals with a very sweet message for the cricketer as the caption.”My reason to smile ! So proud of KL Rahul ! Keep smiling & Keep shining,” Preity wrote on her post.My reason to smile ! So proud of @klrahul11 ! Keep smiling & Keep shining ?????? @lionsdenkxip #orangecap #vivoipl2018 #Excellence #Consistancy #Class #aboutlastnight #Redforever #livepunjabiplaypunjabi #RRvsKXIP #vivoipl2018 pic.twitter.com/SvQUIwsBHsPreity zinta (@realpreityzinta) May 9, 2018Kings XI will next face Kolkata Knight Riders at the Holker Stadium in Indore where a win would help them get closer to the play-offs berth. KKR on the other hand, are running out of time and matches after losing their last game by 102 runs against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens.The Shah Rukh Khan co-owned team is currently placed fifth on the table with 10 points from 11 games and it will become very difficult for them to advance in the competition if they lose against Preity Zinta’s team.last_img read more

Sanju to PK, Anushka goes bold with hairstyles in Hirani filmsSanju to PK, Anushka goes bold with hairstyles in Hirani films

first_imgThe much-anticipated trailer of Sanju is out and Ranbir Kapoor has completely bowled everyone over.The movie that looks into the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt also stars a bevy of other talented actors, including Anushka Sharma. Anushka’s role in the movie is shrouded in mystery. Photo: YouTube screengrabWhile the mystery around her role thickens, more so because of the trailer that was just released, what has caught our attention is Anushka’s curls.The actress has never shied away from trying new looks and hairstyles for her movies.In fact, it was Rajkumar Hirani’s PK which showed that the actress was not afraid to experiment with her get-up.Hirani made Anushka opt for a page-boy hairstyle that brought back short hair in vogue with a vengeance.There was a lot of debate among the actors’ fans about her hairstyle back then. While some lauded the actor for pulling it off spectacularly, others were unimpressed. Anushka Sharma sported short hair in PK. Photo: YouTubeAnushka’s hair has yet again gone a makeover for Hirani’s Sanju with her sporting a head full of short, soft curls.Hirani is responsible for Anushka’s bold experiments and looks like this will also pay off well.ALSO READ | Sanju new poster: Can you guess Anushka Sharma’s role in the biopic?ALSO READ I I wish for a better paycheck: Anushka Sharma at India Today Conclave 2013last_img read more

How Nick Saban’s Wife Reacted To His Controversial ESPN InterviewHow Nick Saban’s Wife Reacted To His Controversial ESPN Interview

first_imgnick saban is mad at espn's maria taylorAlabama head coach Nick Saban has talked from time to time about his wife, “Miss Terry,” and how she’s reacted to some of the things the Crimson Tide’s coach has done over the years.Miss Terry seems to have had a strong, unsurprising reaction to Saban’s controversial ESPN interview on Saturday night. She likely wasn’t a fan of how her husband handled things.Saban was asked today about how Miss Terry felt about that interview.“You know, Miss Terry has always tried to be supportive, but she makes no bones about correcting me if she thinks I need to be corrected,” Saban told reporters today. “And I think we’ll just leave it at that.”Saban himself thought he had to be corrected. He reportedly called Maria Taylor to apologize on Saturday night.This was the interview, for those unaware:Wow. Nick Saban was FEISTY with Maria Taylor. pic.twitter.com/zlEq4PHd13— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) September 2, 2018This was the back and forth, for those who can’t play the interview:Taylor: Everyone had questions about who was going to start at quarterback when this game started. What answers did you have about your quarterbacks after watching both of them play tonight?Saban: Well, I still like both guys. I think both guys are good players. I think both guys can help our team, aight. So, why do you continually try to get me to say something that doesn’t respect one of them. I’m not going to, so quit asking.Nick Saban has since named sophomore Tua Tagovailoa Alabama’s starting QB for Week 2. He says Jalen Hurts will continue to be used.last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Predicts Which Program Can Be The “Next Clemson”Sports Illustrated Predicts Which Program Can Be The “Next Clemson”

first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Clemson football’s rise to the top of the college football mountain was seen by, well, no one. The Tigers had always been a solid, respectable program, but no one expected Dabo Swinney to turn them into a two-time national champion, competing for the College Football Playoff every year.What program is next?Sports Illustrated attempted to answer that question.The pick: Georgia.From SI.com:Still, the program that seems most likely to make the jump is one you’re probably not thinking of because it got close to a national title twice in the past six years. Georgia hasn’t won a national championship since 1980, so it belongs in the category we’re discussing here. (Clemson won a title in ’81.) The near misses for the Bulldogs in 2012 and ’17 only served to deepen the frustration of the fan base. This season’s SEC title game loss made it even worse, because Georgia outplayed Alabama for most of the game and then lost because a) it couldn’t stop a backup quarterback and b) the coaching staff called one of the most perplexing fake punts in recent memory.But the fact that the Bulldogs have gotten so close combined with Kirby Smart’s high-level recruiting suggests Georgia can be in the mix every season for the forseeable future. It’s just a matter of getting over the hump. That won’t be easy with Saban’s Tide on the other side of the SEC, but Georgia feels ready to break through—just as Clemson did back in 2015.Georgia has been recruiting at an elite level under Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs should start the 2019 season ranked inside the top five. Most way-too-early preseason top 25s have Georgia at No. 3.UGA has been better than Clemson was before Dabo Swinney, but it has been a long, long time since they won a national championship.Perhaps that is going to change moving forward.last_img read more

Court nixes bid to send suit over Rams move to arbitrationCourt nixes bid to send suit over Rams move to arbitration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri court has turned down an effort by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL to send a lawsuit over the team’s relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles into arbitration.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a three-judge panel of the Missouri Appeals Court’s Eastern District ruled Tuesday that the Rams can’t force the lawsuit to be ironed out behind closed doors.The Rams cited language in a 1995 lease agreement when the franchise moved to St. Louis from LA. Kroenke moved the team back to LA in 2016.The court said rules governing arbitration weren’t in place until eight years after the 1995 contract.The suit by St. Louis city and county and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority alleges breach of contract and fraud, among other things.___Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.comThe Associated Press read more

H1N1 virus found in turkeys poses no threat to human health saysH1N1 virus found in turkeys poses no threat to human health says

27 August 2009The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that the detection of the H1N1 flu in turkeys in Chile does raise concerns about the spread of the virus in other poultry farms, but added that it does not pose any immediate threat to human health. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that the detection of the H1N1 flu in turkeys in Chile does raise concerns about the spread of the virus in other poultry farms, but added that it does not pose any immediate threat to human health.According to a news release issued by the Rome-based agency, Chilean authorities reported on 20 August that an identical H1N1 strain to the one currently circulating among humans worldwide was present in turkeys in two farms near the seaport of Valparaiso. The agency stated, however, that the discovery does not pose any immediate threat to human health and turkey meat can still be sold commercially following veterinary inspection and hygienic processing.“The reaction of the Chilean authorities to the discovery of H1N1 in turkeys – namely prompt reporting to international organizations, establishing a temporary quarantine, and the decision to allow infected birds to recover rather than culling them – is scientifically sound,” said FAO’s interim Chief Veterinary Officer, Juan Lubroth.“Once the sick birds have recovered, safe production and processing can continue. They do not pose a threat to the food chain,” he added. Chile is now the fourth country where the H1N1 virus has been found to have been transmitted from farm workers showing flu-like illness to animals, with swine becoming infected in Canada, Argentina and, most recently, Australia.FAO noted that the current H1N1 virus strain, although contagious, is no more deadly than common seasonal flu viruses. But it could theoretically become more dangerous if it combines with H5N1 – commonly known as avian flu – which is much more deadly but harder to pass along among humans. The agency is encouraging improved monitoring of health among animals and ensuring that hygienic and good farming practice guidelines are followed, including protecting farm workers if animals are sick and not allowing sick workers near animals. read more

Security Council extends mandate of UN body dealing with DPR Korea sanctionsSecurity Council extends mandate of UN body dealing with DPR Korea sanctions

7 June 2010The Security Council today voted unanimously to extend for another year the mandate of the expert body dealing with United Nations sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Council also urged all States, relevant UN bodies and other interested parties to furnish the relevant committee with “any information at their disposal on the implementation of the measures imposed by resolution 1718 (2006) and resolution 1874 (2009).”Resolution 1718, adopted by the Council following Pyongyang’s claims to have conducted a nuclear test in October 2006, imposed sanctions against the country as well as individuals supporting its military programme. It also demanded that DPRK cease its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction.The Council adopted resolution 1874 in June of last year, imposing a series of measures on the DPRK that include tougher inspections of cargo suspected of containing banned items related to the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile activities, a tighter arms embargo with the exception of light weapons and new financial restrictions.The 15-member body took this action in the wake of the 25 May 2009 nuclear test conducted in “violation and flagrant disregard” of relevant Council resolutions. The Council condemned that test and demanded that the DPRK “not conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology.” In addition to extending the Panel of Experts until 12 June 2011, the resolution adopted today requested the group to provide the Council with a mid-term report no later than 12 November of this year. read more

Markets update at midafternoonMarkets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 104.94 points to 15,145.24.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 71.91 points to 22,129.28.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 7.97 points to 2,496.08.The Nasdaq composite index was up 21.51 points to 6,453.77.The Canadian dollar was trading at 82.20 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 82.45 cents US.

Web preview Ohio State spent nearly 10 million on home football gamesWeb preview Ohio State spent nearly 10 million on home football games

Ohio Stadium, with the fourth-largest crowd capacity in college football, is considered an intimidating environment for visiting teams. The price of hosting them is equally daunting. Last season the Ohio State Athletic Department spent $9.3 million for the Buckeyes’ seven home football games, a cost of more than $1.3 million a game. However, the price tag for a game against a team like USC is far different than that of a team like Navy. The biggest reason for variation — and also the biggest cost on the line-item budget — is game guarantees. These guarantees, the amount the athletic department agrees to pay each visiting school, are negotiated by the athletic director and fluctuate for a variety of reasons, said Pete Hagan, associate athletic director of finance. Among other game-day costs, variation comes largely because of traffic and parking. The later the kickoff time, the more expensive those costs are, Hagan said. Discrepancies in the security costs arise for the same reason. The department uses more than 10 security agencies to keep the stadium safe on game day, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “We know that Ohio Stadium is a desirable target for the bad guys so we do everything that we can … to protect our fans,” said Ben Jay, associate athletic director of finance and operations. Other universities have begun using OSU’s methods as a guideline to secure their stadiums, officials said. Tthe department also keeps stadium cleanup costs lower than most venues, officials said. The ability to keep costs so low comes from the 43-year relationship with the university ROTC, which works alongside student employees to clean the stadium Sunday mornings. Though the department looks for ways to cut back on the  amount of money dished out for games, costs are not the primary issue. “The bottom line is our customer experience,” Jay said. read more

Man charged with murder after woman 80 was found dead at anMan charged with murder after woman 80 was found dead at an

first_imgA man has been charged with the murder of Lea Adri-Soejoko in #Collindale last week https://t.co/tdKeqIxaxg pic.twitter.com/U9VHMxhE5W— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 5, 2017 The family of Mrs Adri-Soejoko, who was also known by her maiden name of Hulselman, said she was “vibrant and happy, fit and healthy”.In a statement, they said: “She was a person who stood for the words community, unity, tolerance and love for your neighbour.”A matriarch, a woman who championed the underdog and did not tolerate prejudice of any kind.”Mohammadi will appear on Monday at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.Police said inquiries continue. The 80-year-old was previously described by police as a “pillar of the community”.Locals suggested last week that Mrs Adri-Soejoko had been strangled. She moved to Britain from Belgium in 1966.  Police said at the time her body was found that she was “very active and very well known in the area, always at her allotment. A pillar of the community. She was a mother and grandmother”.She had been due to attend a “gardening and horticulture” meeting on Monday evening but had failed to turn up, police said last week.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A man has been charged with the murder of an 80-year-old woman whose body was found in a garage at an allotment.Rahim Mohammadi, 40, of Goldsmith Row, east London, was charged on Sunday with the murder of Lea Adri-Soejoko, the Metropolitan Police said.The pensioner’s body was discovered on Tuesday in Colindale, north-west London, in a lock-up store at the allotment where she was secretary.last_img read more

Time to ditch irritatingquirky packaging says food guruTime to ditch irritatingquirky packaging says food guru

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. With upbeat slogans such as “Get in fella!” and first person messages like “eat me!” it has transformed the way food and drink is sold, promising to create a new ‘relationship’ between product and consumer.But so called chatty packaging – or ‘wackaging’ – may be past its sell-by date.One of Britain’s leading food gurus is calling time on the habit of dressing up products with chummy asides and clever witticisms.Henry Dimbleby, the founder of the Leon chain of fast-food restaurants, said it is patronising and childish, and has started to put off many shoppers.He has even taken to writing to food firms to complain about specific examples of wackaging he finds annoying.Mr Dimbleby, the son of the broadcaster David Dimbleby, told The Telegraph: “I hate being talked to by bottles and product packaging as if I’m their best friend!“It’s unbelievably irritating and infantile and adds nothing to the sum of human knowledge.”The wakaging phenomenon began with the launch of Innocent smoothies in 1999, which transformed the way drinks bottles were designed, creating a more informal approach to giving the customer information about a product’s ingredients and benefits.Over the following years it was taken up with alacrity by marketing agencies desperate to appeal to hip young consumers.Salad producer, Fresh & Naked, called one of its bags of lettuce Cheeky Little Mix (geddit?), while Tyrrells accompany their crisps with jaunty suggestions, such as “perfect with a pork pie hat at a rakish angle”.  One Pret a Manger bottled drink declared: “Best when chilled (as indeed we all are)” and the Swiss chocolate company Lindt’s “Hello My Name Is” range tells shoppers “I’ll make your tummy yummy” and “Is it me you’re looking for?”Innocent, launched by a group of Cambridge students who used to sell drinks at festivals, appear happy to take credit for the trend.”Since Innocent began, lots of brands have emerged who have a more human and informal tone of voice on their packaging,” one of their copywriters, Lucie Bright, has said. “We think this can only be a good thing.”But Mr Dimbleby, a former management consultant, says the whole thing has got out of hand.“As will all these things there was someone who first did it well, and there was a point to it,” he said. “But then it became a style which lots of copywriters and marketing interns began to copy, jumping on the idea without much thought.”Mr Dimbleby, whose mother is the respected food writer Josceline Dimbleby and who launched Leon with John Vincent and the chef and TV presenter Allegra McEvedy, said: “There’s something really irritating about it, so every so often I take photos of it and write to a few firms to complain.“I suspect they think I’m a bit of an old scrooge who is no fun at all. But I’d rather food companies just played it straight with their customers.”Indeed he recommends that food retailers and manufacturers stop trying so hard to appear so clever. Instead, he says, they should pay more attention to the old advertising adage: “Don’t tell me how funny you are, make me laugh”.Wackaging – or just plain daft? Some of the worst offenders:Innocent smoothies: “Bananas for thickness and sweetness and strawberries for pretending to be posh — a winning combination. And that ‘blush pink’ goes very nicely with your lipstick. Say no more.”Fresh & Naked salad range Cheeky Little MixFrijj milkshakes: “Get in fella! The stuff it’s good to have  . . . suitable for vegetablists.”Tyrrells crisps:  “Perfect with a pork pie hat at a rakish angle”.  chic&basic complimentary hand soap: “this is the cutest soap that you will steal from a hotel. enjoy it.”Gü puddings: “Swap boredom for baubles, synthetic for silk, savour every moment, it’s Christmas, let’s sparkle! All hail the Gü Christmas Decadents!”Ella’s Kitchen, (written in a child’s handwriting): “my dad made a promise to me and my brother that he would only use stuff in our products that is natural, is pure and helps make us healthy. I told him everything also has to taste great, and he agreed! Ella x”Buff nuts: “Gnaw on that you naughty squirrel, you!”Pret a Manger soft drink: “Best when chilled (as indeed we all are).”Marks & Spencer pineapple pieces: “Purely pineapple goes large”last_img read more

MAPMs 3rd round Protesters pledge support until Parking Meter project scrappedMAPMs 3rd round Protesters pledge support until Parking Meter project scrapped

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUnequivocal calls for revocation of parking contract in MAPM’s 4th protestFebruary 22, 2017In “Business”Anti-Parking Meter protest gains tractionFebruary 9, 2017In “Business”Movement Against Parking Meters to protest again today in front of City HallFebruary 9, 2017In “Business” The crowd gathered for the MAPM’s third protest  (Dexter Ceres Photo) Scores of persons showed up for the third time in three weeks, today to support the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) in their peaceful protest in front of City Hall for the removal of parking meters in Georgetown.Councillors, business persons and other citizens were armed with placards against the parking meter implementation as they stood in front of City Hall. Some of the protesters who spoke to Inews today said that even with the decision to have parking meter fees reduced, paid parking is still unacceptable. “The voice of the people is a voice of God and right now the people calling for total revocation. So I think, we’ve got to listen to the people’s call,” activist, Ras Leon Saul said.Another member of the protest, Councilor Bhishram Kuppen stated that “the original rate for this contract was $500, and it was only after public outcry that they are reducing it. Now I call this a rotten apple. You’re trying to fix something that is not good to begin with. I think this entire contract should be scrapped, and they should start over.”(Dexter Ceres photo)Another citizen told Inews that “this contract that they’ve done is so bad and is a penalty for the poor people of this country. Those working all over the city cannot afford. People coming from all over the country cannot afford to come and shop in Georgetown.”In addition, many protesters lambasted the Mayor and Town Clerk for signing the controversial contract, especially now that it has come to light that it was not made to benefit Guyana.“Even though the Mayor and City Council, or the Mayor and her fantastic four have given some leeway, its too little, too late. The horse is out of the stable and really and truly, what you’re seeing now is a scam that was in the making,” Saul relayed. Furthermore, some business persons sought to explain the negative impact the parking meter initiative has had since it was rolled out on January 24, 2017. “It suffering the small businesses as well. I run a small business, Creation Craft on Water Street, and people not even coming. People afraid to park there..Everybody don’t come round the area. They call us, do you have this, they send [someone to collect]. So they don’t come and look around like before,” businessman Troy Parboo said. As the protest concluded one hour later, the Mayor and Town Clerk had not made an appearance. Nevertheless, protesters vowed their support to the Movement Against Parking Meters until the contract is scrapped. (Ramona Luthi)See more Dexter Ceres photos below: read more

Kepler découvre 3 nouvelles exoplanètes potentiellement habitablesKepler découvre 3 nouvelles exoplanètes potentiellement habitables

first_imgKepler découvre 3 nouvelles exoplanètes potentiellement habitablesLa NASA a annoncé que le télescope Kepler avait découvert deux nouveaux systèmes planétaires nommés Kepler-62 et Kepler-69. Ils recèlent à eux deux, trois planètes plus grosses que la Terre mais situées dans la zone habitable autour de leur étoile respective.La liste des 2.740 planètes candidates découvertes par Kepler s’allonge une nouvelle fois, et de façon spectaculaire ! Selon la NASA, le télescope spatial a en effet réalisé une copieuse découverte à plus de 1.000 années-lumière de la Terre : deux systèmes planétaires qui étaient jusqu’ici inconnus et qui ont été nommés Kepler-62 et Kepler-69. Mais là n’est pas le plus intéressant puisque que ces systèmes comptent à eux deux pas moins de sept planètes dont trois se trouveraient dans la “zone habitable” de leur étoile.Le système Kepler-62 a été repéré à quelque 1.200 années-lumière de nous dans la constellation de la Lyre et possède cinq planètes, 62b, 62c, 62d, 62e et 62f. Toutes orbitent autour d’une étoile classée parmi les naines K2, équivalant en taille à environ deux-tiers du Soleil et brillant environ cinq fois moins que lui. Mais certains planètes en sont plus proches que d’autres. En effet, Kepler 62b, 62c et 62d se trouvent à une très faible distance de l’étoile et orbitent autour d’elle en respectivement, 5, 12 et 18 jours. Elles présentent ainsi des températures très élevées à leur surface et ne pourraient aucunement abriter de la vie telle que nous la connaissons.Des super-Terres dans la zone habitable En revanche, Kepler-62e et 62f apparaissent elles bien plus hospitalières puisqu’il leur faut respectivement 122 et 269 jours pour orbiter autour de leur étoile. Une distance qui les place dans la zone habitable, c’est-à-dire ni trop loin, ni trop près d’elle, à un endroit qui conduit à des températures de surface autorisant l’existence d’eau liquide sur la planète. Selon la NASA, ces deux exoplanètes pourraient donc être de parfaites candidates pour abriter de la vie, d’autant plus lorsque l’on considère leurs dimensions. Kepler-62e est environ 40% plus grosse que la Terre, ce qui fait d’elle l’exoplanète la plus proche en taille de la nôtre se situant dans la zone habitable de son étoile. Kepler-62f est elle environ 60% plus grosse que la Terre. Les astronomes suggèrent que 62f aurait une composition rocheuse, mais sa masse reste pour l’heure inconnue, de même que la composition de 62e. “La détection et la confirmation des planètes sont un effort de talent et de ressources énormément collaboratif, et requièrent l’expertise de la communauté scientifique pour produire ces résultats formidables”, a commenté William Borucki, du Ames Research Center de la NASA, principal auteur de l’étude publiée dans la revue Science. Une planète autour d’une étoile semblable au Soleil  Mais les découvertes sont loin de s’arrêter là, comme le souligne le communiqué de la NASA puisque l’autre système Kepler 69 présente également un grand intérêt. Situé à environ 2.700 années-lumière de la Terre dans la constellation du Cygne, ce système compte lui deux planètes 69b et 69c qui orbitent autour d’une étoile appartenant à la même classe que notre Soleil, la classe G. Celle-ci est 93% aussi grosse que le Soleil et elle brille environ 80% autant que lui. Or, si Kepler 69b orbite en 13 jours, autour de l’étoile, la planète 69c en fait le tour en 242 jours. Un chiffre qui la place également dans la zone habitable de son étoile.  “Nous ne connaissons qu’une seule étoile qui accueille une planète avec de la vie, le Soleil. Trouver une planète dans la zone habitable d’une étoile semblable au Soleil est donc un pas significatif vers la découverte de véritables planètes similaires à la Terre”, a expliqué Thomas Barclay, du Bay Area Environmental Research Institute de Sonoma en Californie et principal auteur de l’étude parue dans l’Astrophysical Journal. Selon cette dernière, Kepler 69c est environ 70% plus large que la Terre mais pourrait être une bonne candidate en matière d’habitabilité. Reste que sa composition, supposée rocheuse, demeure encore imprécise.Plus qu’une question de temps ?À lire aussiDes chercheurs auraient découvert l’origine de la mystérieuse lumière verte observée par la NASABien que ces résultats et l’existence de ces planètes doivent encore être confirmés, les découvertes de Kepler fournissent un nouvel espoir de dénicher un jour une planète semblable à la Terre. “Le télescope Kepler s’est révélé être une rock star de la science. La découverte de ces planètes rocheuses dans la zone habitable nous amène un peu plus près de découvrir un monde comme le nôtre. Ce n’est plus qu’une question de temps avant de savoir si la galaxie abrite une multitude de planètes comme la Terre, ou si nous sommes une rareté”, conclut ainsi John Grunsfeld, administrateur associé du Science Mission Directorate de la NASA Headquarters.(crédits photo : NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech) Le 19 avril 2013 à 11:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Researchers Solve DecadesOld Puzzle of Early Life StagesResearchers Solve DecadesOld Puzzle of Early Life Stages

first_imgStay on target The struggle to understand the earliest stages of life on Earth is real.Scientists have long wondered how the complex process of using genetic code to “translate” DNA-based information into proteins arose billions of years ago.Now, a pair of theoretical biologists are one step closer to solving the mystery.Biochemistry professors Charles Carter and Peter Wills analyzed modern translational molecules—specifically transfer RNA (tRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA)—to reveal ancient guidelines for interaction.“I think we have clarified the underlying rules and the evolutionary history of genetic coding,” Carter, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, said in a statement. “This has been unresolved for 60 years.”Using advanced statistical methods, the team studied the partnership between transfer and messenger RNAs. The science of which is fairly simple (she says, before typing a convoluted explanation).Cloverleaf-shaped tRNAs carry amino acid onto a sort of assembly line of protein production, housed within molecular factories called ribosomes. Inside, it meets mRNAs—strings of genetic “letters” that spell protein-making instructions.Each tRNA recognizes and binds to a specific three-letter sequence, called a codon. The ribosome then links its amino acid to the one that came before, creating a growing chain that, once complete, is released as a newborn protein.Most life forms (including humans) are made from 20 different amino acids, which means there are 20 distinct types of tRNA molecules, and 20 matching synthetases helper enzymes, drifting around inside us.“You can think of these 20 synthetases and 20 tRNAs collectively as a molecular computer that evolution has designed to make gene-to-protein translation happen,” Carter explained.But, according to the researchers, that wasn’t always the case.As described in their study, published by the journal Nucleic Acids Research, organisms once contained just two types of tRNA, which worked with two types of synthetases to perform gene-to-protein translation using two types of amino acids.“The pairs of molecular patterns we have identified may be the first that nature ever used to transfer information from one form to another in living organisms,” according to Wills, of New Zealand’s University of Auckland.As an added bonus, Carter and Wills stumped upon evidence of an “anticodon” that tRNA use to recognize and stick to a complementary codon on an mRNA.“This is a completely unexpected confirmation of a hypothesis that has been around for almost 30 years,” Carter said. CRISPR-Modified Babies Cursed With Short LifespanScientists Add Human Genes to Monkeys’ Brains in New Study center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Washington senators backing bill to close automatic weapons loopholeWashington senators backing bill to close automatic weapons loophole

first_imgWashington U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray signed on as co-sponsors to a bill that closes an automatic weapon loophole Wednesday.The bill, known as the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act was introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. It is aimed at preventing semi-automatic weapons from being modified to resemble fully-automatic weapons such as those used in the recent Las Vegas shooting which killed 58 and injured 527. Fully automatic weapons have been illegal in the United States for the last 30 years.Gov. Jay Inslee urged Congress to ban such devices Tuesday.“I’m done waiting for the ‘right time’ to talk about it,” Inslee said in a press release. “The ‘can’t talk about it now’ crowd is killing us.”The bill would ban bump-stocks and other devices that can increase the firing rate of a semi-automatic weapon to something more like a fully-automatic machine gun.A bump stock covers the trigger opening, which allows the gun to fire at a pace resembling that of an automatic weapon as the recoil “bumps” the trigger while firing. This device was found on 12 rifles in the Las Vegas shooter’s hotel room.“It’s past time this Congress pursued common sense policies to address the rampant gun violence in this country, and this legislation is a good place to start,” Murray said in a press release. “Like so many people I’ve heard from over the past few days, I refuse to believe the politics are just too tough to do whatever is possible to prevent another senseless, horrific mass shooting like we just saw in Las Vegas.”last_img read more

Mark Hughes bemoans referees decisionMark Hughes bemoans referees decision

first_imgSouthampton manager Mark Hughes has criticised the decision-making of referee Simon Hooper after his side’s controversial 1-1 draw with Watford at St Mary’s on Saturday.The Saints were 1-0 up thanks to Manolo Gabbiadini’s first-half goal when Charlie Austin thought he had doubled their advantage with a deflected strike midway through the second half.However, Mr. Hooper wrongly chalked it off after consulting his assistant on the sideline.“We should not be a test bed for new referees because unfortunately the likes of ourselves, Watford, will always get the referees who are learning their trade,” Hughes revealed to Sky.“There is no way that the referee today was going to be given the Manchester derby for proper reasons. But it is still just as important to us, so where do we go with it?“The only thing we can console ourselves with is they have held their hands up and said they made a mistake.Ralph HasenhüttlHasenhuttl wants Saints to be aggressive against Watford Obinna Echi – April 22, 2019 Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has demanded more urgency and aggressiveness from his players when they play Watford on Tuesday night.The Saints were dispatched by Ayoze Perez hat-trick…“But it is two points that we dearly needed and the consequences of a poor performance from them all, I have to say, then we have not got the points we deserved from the performance.”“And unfortunately that has cost us, in my view, the game because clearly at that point we have got into what we believe is a 2-0 situation where we are leading the game and there is about a quarter of an hour left.“At that point at 2-0, we would clearly have just seen the game out and won the game. As it was, it got chalked off and emotionally we have maybe exerted a little bit of energy and then all of a sudden Watford are encouraged and it changes the game.“So all we ask of the officials and all we ever ask from myself as managers, coaches, players, is that they get the match-defining moments, the ones that have a direct bearing on the result, right.“And unfortunately today they did not.”last_img read more

Possible ticketing for keeping yard and property filthyPossible ticketing for keeping yard and property filthy

first_img Related Items:cabinet meeting to discuss possible ticketing regulations, ticketing for keeping yard and property filthy Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 9, 2016 – Cabinet met last week, and it seems that the country is closer to getting regulations set up so that people can be ticketed for being nasty or for breaking environmental health codes.  In a media release Monday, we learned that there is a move to move on the legislation which had been waiting to be fine tuned to be instituted.It will mean people keeping filthy yards and properties can be ticketed by Environmental Health officers, in the way we can be ticketed for breaking road traffic rules.  This push comes three weeks after the Ministry of Health announced five cases of the Zika virus in the TCI; two of which may be local transmissions. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Fall Fashion Equals Social Media EngagementFall Fashion Equals Social Media Engagement

first_imgSeptember single-copy sales were, for the most part, very forgettable this year. But social media was a bright spot for fashion brands.  Vogue had a nice September on the publishing side, selling more ad pages than than any other brand in its competitive set, with 631 (down 4.5 percent from 2013, but that was a record-breaking year with 661 pages sold). That level of success was echoed on social meda. According to min’s Social Media Boxscores, using True Social Metics, Vogue led the fashion segment in reader engagements (engagements are comprised of likes/favorites, post comments, shares/retweets) in September and October. Its little sister Teen Vogue was second in September but fell off significantly in October. (Click to enlarge and see more graphs) Unlike Teen Vogue, whose social engagements fell  67.01 percent in October versus September, five brands carried September momentum into October–Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Town & Country and People Style Watch.  Interestingly, Seventeen had the biggest jump, racking up 24.41 percent more engagements in October versus September. Perhaps Seventeen stole some of the attention of Teen Vogue’s readers?Elle worked the hardest in September and October, posting more content than any other brand, but it didn’t seem to pay off given that its engagements dropped by 10.43 percent. While Town & Country may have a modest following in comparision to the other brands in this set (38,000+ on Facebook), its minimal post frequency led to 12.34 percent more engagements and the brand grew its following by more than 4 percent–the largest percentage gain in this set.  More on this topic Hearst to Close CosmoGirl! Teen Vogue Finds Success With Readers And Advertisers Behind Teen Vogue’s Multiplatform Ad Sales Strategy Hearst Plans YouTube Channel For Teen Girls Condé Nast Names Amy Astley Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest Connecting Print and MobileJust In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered bylast_img read more