FREE 2018 calendar with the new Rugby World!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight WHOOP WHOOP! The new issue of Rugby World comes with a FREE 2018 calendar celebrating the game’s record breakers – think of it as an early Christmas present from us! On top of that we have all you need to make the most of rugby’s festive season as well as an in-depth investigation into whether player migration is destroying the game. Here are ten reasons why you should pick up a copy of the January 2018 edition…1. FREE 2018 CALENDARStart planning next year’s adventures with your FREE calendar, which features superb photos of 12 rugby record-breakers as well as key dates in 2018.2. THE GREAT MIGRATIONThe focus of Alan Dymock’s latest in-depth investigation is player movement. With more and more rugby players navigating the globe to play the game, there are plenty of success stories but also reasons for concern. He speaks to players and administrators about the positives and the pitfalls across eight pages – and keep an eye out for case studies on rugbyworld.com too.FIND OUT HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL ISSUE HERE3. A VERY RUGBY CHRISTMASMake the most of rugby’s festive season with out gift guide – present ideas for the rugby-loving folk in your life – and a preview of the big games over the festive season.4. A DOZEN WISHES FOR 2018RW columnist Stephen Jones lays out 12 radical steps to shake up the game next year and beyond, from South Africa joining the European international scene to bars closing at rugby grounds during matches.Raise a glass: Dylan Hartley lifts the Cook Cup after England’s win over Australia. Photo: Getty Images5. ENGLAND CAPTAIN DYLAN HARTLEYThe England and Northampton hooker talks phones, phobias and family in our offbeat Q&A – and reveals the nickname Eddie Jones has for him! Ten reasons why you need to pick up a copy of Rugby World’s January 2018 editioncenter_img 6. JAPAN 2019It’s less than two years until the World Cup kicks off in Japan and RW has visited Yokohama Country & Athletic Club to  find out what rugby is like at a grass-roots level in the country.Plane sailing: Tom Brown and Stuart McInally at Fife Airport. Photo: Robert Perry7. FLYING WITH AN EDINBURGH DUOScotland hooker Stuart McInally already has his private pilot’s licence while his Edinburgh team-mate Tom Brown is close to completing the process too. So RW headed to Fife to take to the skies with the pair – find out what happened in this issue.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERE8. GET TO KNOW TADHG BEIRNEHe’s been a standout performer for the Scarlets since arriving in 2016 as a relative unknown and will head to Munster next season in a bid to win Ireland honours. We find out more about the lock, including how he almost quit the game 18 months ago!Run free: Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale en route to scoring against Argentina. Photo: Getty Images9. IRELAND WING JACOB STOCKDALEThe Ulsterman has been in superb form for province and country this season. He tells RW’s Alan Pearey why life is surreal right now and what keeps him busy off the field.10. INSIDE THE MIND OF GAVIN HENSONThe fly-half is guiding a developing Dragons team in the Guinness Pro14 this season and he opens up on life at the region, his plans post-rugby and the importance of nutrition. Eyes on prize: Gavin Henson has been key for the Dragons this season. Photo: Getty ImagesPLUS, THERE’S ALL THIS…Former Test fly-half Charlie Hodgson offers his verdict on the current England set-up and picks his starting XV for the 2019 World Cup.Sean Holley looks at Leinster’s defensive structure in The Analyst.Leicester centre Matt Toomua gives his top tips on how to exploit space in midfield.Cardiff Blues players and coaches pay tribute to Taufa’ao Filise, the prop still going strong at 40, in Club Hero.Former Wales centre Matthew J Watkins explains what it’s like to live with cancer.The Secret Player gives an insight into what it’s like to be a pro rugby player during the Christmas period.Get to know rising stars Cai Evans, son of Iuean, and Abigail Dow, who scored a brace on her England debut last month.Ben Ryan gives his thoughts on why kicking is becoming more prevalent this season.Ali Donnelly reports on how South Africa are rebuilding their women’s programmes from the bottom up.Grass-roots news in our club section.last_img read more

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Road closures for Great Limerick Run

first_imgLinkedin THE Great Limerick Run will take place in the city this Sunday, May 1, and many road closures will be in place.The following will be fully or partially closed at various stages in the day;Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pery square: Full closure from 7am to 2pm – No parkingHartstonge Street: Full closure from 7am to 2pm – No parkingBarrington Street: Full closure from 7am to 2pm- No parkingCatherine Place: Full closure from 7am to 2pm – No parkingCanal Bank: Partial closure from Hymies Boreen to Park Road from 7am 12 noonMill Lane: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parkingRussell’s Quay, Bishop’s Quay, Howley’s Quay and Harvey’s Quay: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parking, No left turn crossing Shannon Bridge to city centre along the quaysHonans Quay to intersection with Liddy St: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parkingSarsfield Street: from Henry Street to Bridge, Full closure from 10am to 4pm – No parkingSarsfield Bridge: Full closure from 10am to 4pm – No parkingClancy Strand: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parkingLower Shelbourne Road from Ennis Road to NCRd. at Ard Scoil Ris: Partial closure from 10am to 3.30pm, right lane heading away from Ennis RoadNorth Circular Road from Lower Shelbourne Road to Roses Ave: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm, parking permittedNorth Circular Road Road between Roses Ave and Westfield Park: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm – Parking permittedNorth Circular Road from Westfield Park to Lower Shelbourne Road: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm – Parking permittedNorth Circular Road, from Lower Shelbourne Road to O’Callaghan Strand: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm – Parking permittedO’Callaghan Strand: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm, parking permittedSarsfield Street, from Liddy Street to O’Connell Street: Partial closure of right lane from 10am to 4pmO’Connell Street from William Street to Cecil Street intersection: Full closure from 9am to 5pm, no parkingRoche’s Street, from Catherine Street to O’Connell Street: Full closure from 9am to 5pm – No parkingShannon Street, from Henry Street to O’Connell Street: Full closure from 9am to 5pm, no parkingShannon Street, from Henry Street to O’Connell Street: Full closure from 9am to 5pm – No parkingIn addition to the above restrictions the following additional roads will have no parking restrictions in place:Upper Mallow Street: Both sides of street from 7am to 2pmBoherbuoy Across from FAS / City Park area: 7am to 11.30amO’Connell Avenue: Punch’s Cross to Quin Street inbound lane to city: 7am to 2pmQuin Street: Both sides of street from 7am to 2pmParnell Street: parking lane across from railway side, from 7am to 1pmLiddy Street: former Dunnes side, from 10am to 2.30pmHigh Road: left side heading towards Thomond Park, away from city, from 10am to 2.30pmSexton St North: left side heading towards Thomond Park, away from city, from 10am to 2.30pmOld Cratloe Road: across from Thomond Park from 10am to 2.30pmEnnis Road: Ivans to Shelbourne Cross – Inbound lane from 10am to 3pmLower Cecil Street: Across from GPO side from 7am to 5pm Facebook Twitter Advertisement Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsRoad closures for Great Limerick RunBy admin – April 27, 2011 995 Email WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick highest for burst pipe claimsNext articleAndy Lee to face “The Technician” adminlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Wagers Philly Favorites on Eagles with Massachusetts Governor

first_imgGovernor Wolf Wagers Philly Favorites on Eagles with Massachusetts Governor January 31, 2018 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a friendly wager with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on the Super Bowl LII matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Governor Wolf wagered several of Philly’s iconic foods, including some that have made giving back to the community part of their mission.Governor Wolf also announced that the State Capitol will remain lit green through the weekend in support of the Eagles.“Over the last year, the Eagles have battled adversity and inspired millions of fans, both on and off the field,” Governor Wolf said. “I am putting some of my Philly favorites and Philly’s finest and most iconic food items on the line but look forward to Governor Baker sending some Massachusetts foods to Pennsylvania.“I am proud of the work, determination and Pennsylvania grit that the Eagles have displayed and I look forward to rooting them on to victory in Minnesota. Thankfully, all Pennsylvanians can unite in one thing this weekend: rooting for a Patriots’ loss.”Governor Wolf’s ‘Philly Favorites’ wager includes:Soup from Rooster Soup Co., a luncheonette that gives 100% of its profits to support vulnerable Philadelphians through Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative;Scrapple from the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia’s iconic breakfast offering from its legendary food marketplace, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018;Coffee from La Colombe, one of the world’s premier coffee roasters and boutique cafes based in Philadelphia;Donuts from Federal Donuts, a destination for donuts and fried chicken, which this week unveiled an Eagles-themed donut benefiting the Philadelphia schools.Donated pizza slices at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a pay-it-forward pizzeria that provides hundreds of meals per week to homeless Philadelphians.Governor Baker’s wager includes clam chowder from Legal’s Seafood in Boston, Craisins from Ocean Spray in Middleborough, Apple Cider Donuts from Smolak Farms in North Andover, apple pie, chicken pot pie and maple syrup from Hollis Hills Farms in Fitchburg, Grillo’s Pickles from Needham, and cupcakes and lemon squares from Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield.“We are proud to have another opportunity to offer up some of Massachusetts’ finest local products for a good cause and look forward to the Pats bringing home another Super Bowl win,” said Governor Baker.The Governors agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Deery drivers chase $10,000 paycheck at Farley’s Yankee Dirt Track Classic

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa – The top paycheck of the Deery Brothers Summer Series is on the line this weekend, as touring IMCA Late Models headline the 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway.The Saturday, Sept. 2 100-lap main event pays $10,000 to win and a minimum of $600 to make the 24-car starting field.Second place in the Deery feature pays $5,000, with $2,500 for third, $1,500 for fourth, $1,250 for fifth and $1,000 for sixth.“The Yankee Dirt Track Classic has a storied history and we are excited to headline the 40th annual event as part of the Deery Brothers Summer Series,” Tour Director Kevin Yoder noted. “There is a lot on the line in terms of both pay and points and I anticipate a great weekend of racing.”Also on the Saturday card at the Yankee are a $3,000 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature for IMCA Modifieds. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both run for $1,200 to win in their respective features.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31. Hot laps for all classes follow the 6:15 p.m. drivers’ meeting. Time trials, heats, consolation races and a $400 to win non-qualifiers’ feature are on the program for Modifieds, along with Northern SportMod qualifying and open practice for the Late Models and Stock Cars.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over and $5 for students ages 13-17. Pit passes are $25.Late Model time trials, heat races and a $550 to win non-qualifiers’ feature are on the Friday, Sept. 1 card, as are qualifying races for the Stock Cars.Gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing follows the 6:30 p.m. drivers’ meeting; there are no hot laps. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for students while pit passes are $30.Last-chance qualifying is on Saturday for the Deery Series Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars and Northern SportMods. The winner of the non-qualifiers’ race for Late Models earns $700 or a starting spot in the main event.Start time for the Deery Series main event is 9 p.m.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Racing follows the 6 p.m. drivers’ meeting and there will be hot laps for cars already qualified. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students. Pit passes are $35.Kids 12 and under will be admitted free to the grandstand each night of the Yankee.More information is posted on the www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com website.The Yankee is the 10th of a dozen events on the schedule for the 31st annual Deery Series. The series is at Boone Speedway on Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s before concluding at West Liberty Raceway’s Sept. 22 and 23 Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 Weekend.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, 327; 2. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 314; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 303; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 297; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 292; 6. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 282; 7. Curt Martin, Independence, 269; 8. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 256; 9. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, 251; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 239; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 217; 12. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 213; 13. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, 198; 14. Paul Conrad, Colo, 185; 15. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 171; 16. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 169; 17. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 148; 18. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 141; 19. Nick Marolf, Wilton, 135; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, 131.last_img read more

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2019 President’s Cup: “Accra is our home so come and cheer us on”- Maxwell Konadu to Kotoko fans

first_imgAsante Kotoko head coach, Maxwell Konadu, told Hearts of Oak to be ready for a difficult President’s Cup match because the Accra Sports Stadium is where the Reds enjoy playing and everyone is aware of that.The match will be Konadu’s first opportunity to see his new team in action and they will have to take on their rivals, Hearts of Oak, in the President’s Cup.He was unveiled on Wednesday in Kumasi after agreeing a 2-year contract and speaking after the event, he said that the team’s fans would have fill the stands and cheer the team since playing in Accra was comfortable for the team and they would feel at home at the Accra Sports Stadium.“We are urging the supporters to come and cheer us at the Accra Sports Stadium. That is where we play comfortably and everyone knows that fact.We also know that Hearts of Oak is in a good shape but we are now trying to work our way up and regain our superiority over Hearts of Oak after a period of dominance. So, we need to do our best to beat them on Sunday.”Konadu added that the match would serve as a tool of observation for him and thus, he would not want to rock the boat and disrupt what his assistants had been doing with the players before his arrival.“I may not have total control of the team because I have not trained with them yet and I do not want to come and change what the other coaches have started. After the match, I will fully take over and fix what needs to be fixed in order to get the team to bounce back.”December 15’s President Cup match is a replay of the first match played in September in Kumasi. The match was called off after 10 minutes due to a soggy pitch.The President , Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, will be the Guest of Honour at the match.last_img read more

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Harry Kane to have surgery on hamstring and is out until April

first_img Source: BBC Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been ruled out until April after the club said he needs surgery on a hamstring injury.Kane, 26, suffered the injury during Tottenham’s defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.No timescale was originally given on the England captain’s return but Spurs now say specialists have advised surgery is required.He will return to training in April, two months before Euro 2020 begins.“Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring,” a Spurs statement said.Kane has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season.After the Southampton defeat, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said: “Everybody knows who he is, what he is, what he means for the team, the fans, the club.“His quality, the routines that the team has playing with him, every minute of every game he doesn’t play we miss, so every match that he doesn’t play we’re going to miss him.”Spurs are sixth in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.As well as league games, Kane will miss his side’s Champions League last-16 tie with Germany’s RB Leipzig.last_img read more

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Andy Ruiz Jr.: The next Buster Douglas or the next Manny Pacquiao?

first_imgJoin DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 and 100-plus fight nights a yearA second win over Anthony Joshua — and one as emphatic as the seventh-round TKO that made him champ last June 1 — would put him on a similar trajectory as a young Manny Pacquiao, who became a superstar and then bolstered his fighting legend with each subsequent scrap. A loss could relegate Ruiz to James “Buster” Douglas territory. Douglas became the world heavyweight champion as a 42-1 underdog against Mike Tyson, only to fade into obscurity.The 30-year-old Ruiz has arrived at that fork in the road before his highly anticipated rematch with Joshua, live on DAZN. Ruiz has already permanently etched his name in boxing history by becoming world unified champion as a 15-1 underdog.Now, he holds the narrative in his hands — literally. He can move his story forward and claim a heavyweight share of mainstream attention, or he can fizzle out and fade into the night. Those quick hands that dropped Joshua four times in their first clash can push him toward a path similar to Pacquiao’s, if he uses them to secure another highlight-filled victory.* * * * *In November 2003, Pacquiao was climbing up the boxing ranks; he was already a two-division champion. He moved up in weight and was booked to challenge Marco Antonio Barrera for the Mexican warrior’s The Ring and lineal featherweight titles.At the time, many boxing pundits thought Barrera, who had amassed a 57-3 record, was going to derail the speeding Pacquiao train. Barrera entered the fight surging, too, having secured victories over “Prince” Naseem Hamed and Enrique Sanchez, revenge against Erik Morales and wins over Johnny Tapia and Kevin Kelley for good measure.RUIZ-JOSHUA 2 BETTING PREVIEW: What’s at stake in their rematch?Pacquiao entered the fight as a 4-1 underdog, but, as Ruiz did vs. Joshua, he demonstrated he wasn’t coming in to be part of another boxer’s greatness. He was coming in to win, and win big.”Pac Man” pummeled Barrera to the point that the veteran’s corner threw in the towel during the 11th round. Pacquiao became the first three-time division world champion from Asia — another parallel, of sorts, with Ruiz, who became the first Mexican-American world heavyweight champ by beating Joshua.Pacquiao proceeded to show that the victory wasn’t remotely close to being a fluke. He had his own trilogy with Morales — just as Barrera did — going 2-1. He scored another victory over Barrera in October 2007. Pacquiao edged Juan Manuel Marquez in their second of four fights and blasted David Diaz five months apart in 2008.Then came a fight vs. Oscar De La Hoya in December of that year. It was labeled “The Dream Match,” but it quickly became a nightmare for “The Golden Boy.” Pacquiao thoroughly outclassed De La Hoya, forcing his corner to toss in the towel after eight rounds.GOAT status achieved.That fight lifted Pacquiao into orbit, and his next few bouts cemented that GOAT status:A second-round KO of Ricky Hatton in May 2009.A 12th-round TKO of Miguel Cotton in November 2009.Unanimous decisions over Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley.A majority decision over Marquez in their third fight.Pacquiao used his first fight against Barrera to prove himself. The fights that followed proved he was destined for the greatness he went on to achieve as boxing’s only eight-division world champ.Now, let’s stop there for a second.* * * * *Ruiz is in a similar spot as the young Pacquiao. If he beats Joshua again, then he’ll have proved that his June victory wasn’t a fluke. Subsequent fights would give him a chance to cement his own GOAT status and prove that he, too, was destined for greatness.Another win over Joshua would also get him a crack at the undisputed championship of the world vs. the winner of the Feb. 22 Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch. If he wins that fight, then it’s permanent liftoff, never to come down.The other fork in the road, however, does not lead to greatness. A loss to Joshua — especially one by KO — and Ruiz would summon the comparisons to Douglas.AJ’s TAKE: Joshua predicts ‘iconic’ nightLike Ruiz against Joshua, Douglas was thought of as nothing more than a blip on the radar entering his February 1990 bout with Tyson. Iron Mike beating him was seen as almost a formality.Douglas, fighting in honor of his late mother, who died less than a month before the bout, hit Tyson with thumping shots early, but Tyson dropped him with a thud in the eighth round — similar to how Joshua dropped Ruiz in their third round.Douglas not only got up, but he proceeded to thump his way to a rousing 10th-round KO — just as Ruiz rose from the canvas to drop Joshua four times and score his TKO.* * * * *Everyone loves a great underdog story — until it crumbles before their eyes.Douglas beating the brakes off Tyson that magical night inside Japan’s Tokyo Dome proved to be nothing short of the greatest upset in sports history, not only because of the 42-1 odds but also because of what Douglas did after that fight.He struggled mightily with his weight and the sudden limelight. The descent culminated in a third-round KO loss to Evander Holyfield eight months later.Things only got worse thereafter as Douglas spiraled toward the abyss. His weight ballooned to almost 400 pounds and he eventually slipped into a diabetic coma that almost killed him.He returned to boxing in June 1996, but he never came close to regaining the form of his history-making bout. His star had risen and then burned out seemingly overnight. Andy Ruiz Jr. will walk into Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on Saturday proudly displaying the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles.How he leaves the custom-made, 15,000-seat arena may define “The Destroyer’s” place in boxing history. That’s not to say that a bad loss to Joshua would make Ruiz fizzle as Douglas did, but it would start the conversation about his June upset of Joshua toward “just another Buster Douglas fluke” — something Ruiz wants to avoid.That’s what’s in front of Ruiz as he enters this fight.Now, it’s on “The Destroyer” to handle the rest. His legacy depends on it.last_img read more

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Geology Sale

first_imgWe need to clear the deck of geology news.  Here’s a garage sale of interesting headlines, provided “as is” for researchers to pursue further.Geo-researchers making diamonds out of odd materials, including peanut butter (PhysOrg):  “Robson points out that despite a lot of effort, scientists still don’t know the true composition of the Earth’s core and its upper and lower mantle.” Regarding the peanut butter diamond: “As a publicity stunt, the team also tried pressing peanut butter, which loosed a lot of hydrogen, but because of its high carbon content, also resulted in the creation of a small diamond.”Continents may not have been created in the way we thought (The Conversation):   Nick Rawlinson questions simplistic plate tectonics.  “What does this mean for geology? It shows us that continents form in more complex ways than we thought.”Earth’s magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime (Science Daily): “Earth’s last magnetic reversal took place 786,000 years ago and happened very quickly, in less than 100 years — roughly a human lifetime. The rapid flip, much faster than the thousands of years most geologists thought, comes as new measurements show the planet’s magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than normal and could drop to zero in a few thousand years.”Fossils cast doubt on climate-change projections on habitats (PhysOrg):  “Leave it to long-dead short-tailed shrew and flying squirrels to outfox climate-modelers trying to predict future habitats.”  Of short-tailed shrew fossils: “”It’s almost as though it is living in all of the places that the model says it shouldn’t be living in and not in any of the places that the model says it should be living in.”   Since the models are wrong, “The thing I want to do, as a scientist, is to have the best models possible so as we’re making informed decisions as a society.”Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming (PhysOrg):  “Climate projections typically don’t include the effect of volcanic eruptions, as these events are nearly impossible to predict…. Ridley said he hopes the new data will make their way into climate models and help explain some of the inconsistencies that climate scientists have noted between the models and what is being observed.”  Do these two entries indicate that some geologists are becoming more bold at contradicting the politics of consensus?Life’s wrinkles in the sand (Astrobiology Magazine): “A new study shows how wrinkle structures can form on a bed of sand when waves and micro-organisms are present.  Wrinkle structures on sandy bed surfaces are rare on Earth today, but were more common in ancient sedimentary environments.”Old textbook knowledge reconfirmed: Decay rates of radioactive substances are constant (Science Daily): “Researchers refute the assumption that the decay rate of some radioactive nuclides depends on the distance between the Earth and the Sun.”Arroyo channel head evolution in a flash-flood–dominated discontinuous ephemeral stream system (GSA Bulletin): “Multiple stepwise linear regression indicates that the migration rate is most strongly correlated with flow duration and total precipitation and is poorly correlated with peak flow depth or time-integrated flow depth. The studied channel heads migrated upslope with a self-similar morphologic form under a wide range of hydrological conditions, and the most powerful flash floods were not always responsible for the largest changes in landscape form in this environment.”Desert streams: deceptively simple (Science Daily): “Paradoxically, such desert streams have surprisingly simple topography with smooth, straight and symmetrical form that until now has defied explanation.”Sticky issues arising from high-viscosity magma: Settling arguments on magmatic structures (Geology, open access editorial by James K. Russell): “Textures and structures in rocks, whether sedimentary, metamorphic or igneous, are a key source of information on “relative timing” of events. However, their interpretation in terms of physical and chemical processes can be ambiguous.”Profile of a paleo-orogen: High topography across the present-day Basin and Range from 40 to 23 Ma (Geology): “Many tectonic reconstructions of the North American Cordillera suggest the presence of an Altiplano-like plateau in the location of the modern Basin and Range, with conflicting timing and mechanisms for the onset of surface-lowering extension and orogen collapse.”  The authors propose a 11,000-ft “paleo-orogen” that must have existed before the present topography.Catastrophic emplacement of the gigantic Markagunt gravity slide, southwest Utah: Implications for hazards associated with sector collapse of volcanic fields (Geology): “The MGS thus represents one of the largest subaerial volcanic landslides on Earth, and along with the comparable Heart Mountain gravity slide in northwest Wyoming, constitutes a class of catastrophic collapse hazard not widely recognized within modern volcanic fields.”  See map on Science Magazine: “Ongoing fieldwork suggests that the Markagunt slide is substantially larger than first estimated, Biek says. That would dethrone the Heart Mountain slide as the world’s largest, he notes.  But the size of the Markagunt gravity slide isn’t the only interesting thing about the new study, Smith says: ‘It never ceases to amaze me how geologists can go into an area we think we know well and find new things.’”Clues to one of the world’s oldest craters revealed (PhysOrg): “Thus, it seems that a comet with a chondritic refractory component may have created the world-famous Sudbury basin,” geologists say.Update 11/19/14: A book review was just published in Nature about Martin Rudwick’s latest work, Earth’s Deep History: How it Was Discovered and Why it Matters.  Rudwick, a historian of geology, is no friend of young-earth positions, but is compassionate and realistic about early geologists who were.  Quote from Ted Nield’s review:Yet far from being stifled by what had gone before, they were profoundly aided by the work of traditional, historical and antiquarian scholars working in the Judaeo-Christian tradition. The image of emergent science heroically struggling against obscurantist religion is a fiction conjured by post-Darwinian revisionism and militant atheists, Rudwick insists.Rudwick describes a pivot in the “narrative” at the time of Darwin.  “Most people today would categorize Darwin as a biologist, but his view of species derived from his geologist’s instinct that all things embody a historical narrative,” Nield writes.  “The realization that much of Earth’s history was not just prehistoric but prehuman gave birth to what we now call deep time.”  Another name for a historical narrative is a paradigm; it tends to guide what questions are asked, and how they are to be answered.These links are offered as a resource to creation geologists and anyone else willing to think outside the box of scientific consensus.Paradigms are falling down, falling down, falling down;Paradigms are falling down, Lyell’s shady.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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CONGRESS SUSPENDS SURESH KALMADI AFTER BEING ARRESTED BY CBI IN CWG SCAM CASE

first_imgThe Congress on Monday suspended Pune MP Suresh Kalmadi following his arrest in the Commonwealth Games scam case. The decision was taken by the disciplinary committee of the party.The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday arrested the former CWG Organising Committee chief over various financial irregularities. It had mainly to do with awarding contract for Swiss timers for the Games. Kalmadi will be produced in a Delhi court on Tuesday.Minister of State for Sports Ajay Makan will also ask the IOA to remove Kalmadi and elect a new president in his place.The CBI on Monday had questioned Kalmadi to clarify details before arresting him in connection with various cases.last_img

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The Midseason Acquisitions Who Are Making Major Strides in the NHL Postseason

On Sunday night, the New York Rangers took a 3-1 lead over the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals, thanks to a game-winning goal by Martin St. Louis six minutes into overtime of Game 4.It was the sixth goal of the playoffs for St. Louis, who was acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 6. In 19 regular-season games with New York after the trade, St. Louis didn’t produce much of note — just one goal and seven assists — but he’s been the Rangers’ most productive offensive player during the playoffs, generating 5.1 goals created in 18 games this postseason.St. Louis’s performance during New York’s playoff run had me thinking about other players who were acquired during the season and played a major role in their teams’ playoff charges. We can try to measure how important a player’s basic offensive production was within the context of his team by dividing his goals created by the total number of goals scored and allowed by the team during the playoffs. For example, the Rangers have scored 49 goals and allowed 38 during the 2014 playoffs, so St. Louis’s 5.1 goals created represent 5.8 percent of the goals scored in the Rangers’ playoff games.If we do this for every player whose team made the conference finals since the NHL expanded in 1967-68, we see that St. Louis’s rate ranks 20th among players who joined their playoff team during the regular season. Here are the leaders:St. Louis has gotten a lot of press during the playoffs for spearheading the Rangers’ attack, but by this metric he hasn’t even been the most impactful midseason pickup by a 2014 conference finalist. Marian Gaborik of the Los Angeles Kings, acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets around the same time St. Louis was packing his bags for New York, has created 6.5 percent of the goals scored during Los Angeles’s playoff games this year.Gaborik doesn’t get as much attention because he’s been the Kings’ third-leading playoff scorer behind Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter. According to these numbers, though, he’s had a hand in a slightly larger share of the available scoring than St. Louis has. read more

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