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Super Falcons battle Algeria, eye next round

first_imgRelatedPosts Mali’s governing body given one week to put in place demands of ECOWAS Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Mali: Why West African leaders insist on civil rule — Osinbajo The Super Falcons are soar-away favourites to eliminate their counterparts from Algeria and reach the next round of the African qualifying series for next year’s Olympics Women Football Tournament, ahead of Tuesday’s concluding leg in Lagos. The nine-time African champions thumped their hosts 2-0 in the first leg in Blida on Wednesday and look to quickly shut the door against the North Africans at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday in order to start focusing on the second round of the series against either Cote d’Ivoire or Mali. Mali, who host Tuesday’s return leg in Bamako, lost 0-3 to the Ivorians in Abidjan last week and have a mountain to surmount against the visitors, whose game has been steadily improving over the years. An own goal by an Algerian defender and a second half strike by midfielder Amarachi Okoronkwo gave the Falcons the robust lead ahead of Tuesday’s home leg. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has even a stronger pack to choose from, with six foreign-based professionals having joined the squad for the return leg, led by FC Barcelona of Spain’s Asisat Oshoala. There are also defenders Ngozi Ebere and Osinachi Ohale, midfielder Ngozi Okobi and forwards Rasheedat Ajibade and Francisca Ordega. World football-ruling body, FIFA, has appointed Zomadre Kore from Cote d’Ivoire to be the referee. Her compatriots Lou Ta (assistant referee 1), Denise Akoua (assistant referee 2) and Fatoumata Kra (fourth official) will join her on the assignment. Ghanaian Emmanuella Aglago will serve as referee assessor and Cameroonian Souadatou Kalkaba will be match commissioner.Tags: AbidjanAgege StadiumAlgeriaMaliOlympics Women Football TournamentSuper Falconslast_img read more

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College nostalgia inspires beer-tossing fridge

first_imgWith a click of the remote, fashioned from a car’s keyless entry device, a small elevator inside the refrigerator lifts a beer can through a hole and loads it into the fridge’s catapult arm. A second click fires the device, tossing the beer up to 20 feet. Is there a foam explosion when the can is opened? Not if the recipient uses “soft hands” to cradle the can when caught, Cornwell said. In developing his beer catapult, Cornwell said he dented a few walls and came close to accidentally throwing a can through his television. He’s since fine-tuned the machine to land a beer where he usually sits, on what he called “a right-angle couch system.” For now, the machine throws only cans, although Cornwell has thought about making a version that can throw a bottle. When John Cornwell graduated from Duke University last year, he landed a job as a software engineer in Atlanta but soon found himself longing for his college lifestyle. So the engineering graduate built a contraption to help remind him of campus life: a refrigerator that can toss a can of beer to his couch with the click of a remote control. “I conceived it right after I got out,” said Cornwell, a May 2006 graduate from Huntington, N.Y. “I missed the college scene. It embodies the college spirit that I didn’t want to let go of.” It took the 22-year-old Cornwell about 150 hours and $400 in parts to modify a mini-fridge common to many college dorm rooms into the beer-tossing machine, which can launch 10 cans of beer from its magazine before needing a reload. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ballon D’Or host apologises as ‘twerk’ request causes storm

first_imgThe incident was a major talking point despite Hegerberg’s achievement in becoming the first winner of the women’s Ballon D’Or, an award which has been handed to male footballers since 1956.Solveig, a musician and radio host, apologised in person to Hegerberg and said he was “astonished” at the reaction.“Guys I’m a little bit amazed, astonished by what I’m reading on the internet,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.“Of course I didn’t want to offend anyone… This was a joke, probably a bad one and I want to apologise for the one I may have offended.”As footage of the incident went viral, British tennis player Andy Murray led the backlash when he thundered: “Why do women still have to put up with that shit?”“What questions did they ask (Kylian) Mbappe and (Luka) Modric?” he posted on Instagram, referring to the winners of the best young player and the men’s Ballon D’Or.“I’d imagine something to do with football.“And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke… it wasn’t. I’ve been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal.”Hegerberg, 23, whose goals propelled Lyon to a record fifth Champions League title and their 12th consecutive domestic crown, played down the controversy and said it hadn’t marred her evening.“I didn’t feel it was like that at all to be honest and I am sad if people thought about the situation like that,” Hegerberg said after the show.She added: “He came to see me after and apologised. The Ballon d’Or is the most important thing.”Before the ceremony, Hegerberg told The Guardian that she found it “really frustrating” that sport remains “such a man’s world”.“Sometimes it’s really frustrating, I must say. Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, damn, we’re in such a man’s world,” she said in an interview.“But at the same time I’ve never looked at myself different from men’s football. I’ve always felt the same — I work hard to try to achieve my dreams, like every other girl out there.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg (R) stands alongside French DJ and producer Martin Solveig (L) after receiving the 2018 women’s Ballon d’Or award. © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Dec 4 – French DJ Martin Solveig apologised and said he was taken aback by the stormy reaction online after he asked the inaugural women’s Ballon D’Or winner Ada Hegerberg whether she could “twerk” live on stage.The awards co-host in Paris provoked a torrent of complaints about sexism with his question about the sexually suggestive dance, which received a blunt “No” from the unamused Norwegian striker.last_img read more

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Atheist Writes Cosmological Bible

first_imgFrom Genesis to Revelation, Lawrence Krauss has reality all figured out. A book reviewer in Nature is not so sure.Bombastic atheist Lawrence Krauss, having brought about A Universe from Nothing, now calls on his chosen deity — Chance — to inspire new scriptures. Chance returned the favor by picking  Krauss as its chosen vessel to pen the words. The new work is called The Greatest Story Ever Told … So Far. It was reviewed in Nature by Robert P. Crease.Forget the Odyssey, the Aeneid and the Bible — the story of modern fundamental physics, Lawrence Krauss argues, is greater than all of these. What could live up to such a billing?The tale has been told before, in outline and detail. Krauss’s retelling is fast (four centuries in 300 pages) and aimed at nonscientists. Its best parts are its explanations of difficult concepts. Its worst are where Krauss, a theoretical physicist, apparently feels competitive with the Bible and the humanities.Crease shares details about how Krauss compares scientific discoveries with events in the Bible:Krauss clearly thinks that his story deserves to displace the classics of the humanities. His book reveals why it can’t.Genesis is the big bang.Exodus is the 1930’s discovery of the short-range nuclear force (“It is silly for Krauss to analogize this period to the part of the Bible in which the Jews are enslaved in Egypt, but that’s the flavour of this book,” says Crease).Revelation opens with the Standard Model of Nuclear Physics.The Promised Land is the time after the Standard Model was accepted.Crease is not amused. He criticizes Krauss’s “sloppy analogies” and imaginary scenarios, like his message to the inhabitants of Plato’s Cave, “We’re accidents!” The reviewer finds the author guilty of arbitrariness, too:In Krauss’s oversimplified take, there are two answers to the question, ‘why are we here?’. The biblical one is to say that humans have a special status and that the Universe was made just for us. The other is to realize that the laws of nature are independent of us and that we are “the result of an accident in the history of the universe”. He opts for the latter.Apparently, materialism is just an option in Crease’s opinion, given that he gives a fair and respectful summation of the biblical view.(Visited 768 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Surface application of manure to newly planted wheat fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Glen Arnold, CCA, Ohio State University ExtensionSeveral livestock producers have inquired about applying liquid dairy or swine manure to newly planted wheat fields using a drag hose. The thought process is that the fields are firm (dry), there is very little rain in the nearby forecast, and the moisture in the manure could help with wheat germination and emergence.The manure nutrients could easily replace the commercial fertilizer normally applied in advance of planting wheat. The application of fall-applied livestock manure to newly planted or growing crop can reduce nutrient losses compared to fall-applied manure without a growing crop.Both swine and dairy manure can be used to add moisture to newly planted wheat. It’s important that the wheat seeds were properly covered with soil when planted to keep a barrier between the salt and nitrogen in the manure and the germinating wheat seed. It’s also important that livestock producers know their soil phosphorus levels, and the phosphorus in the manure being applied, so we don’t grow soil phosphorus levels beyond what is acceptable.If the wheat is planted at its typical one-inch depth and swine or dairy manure is surface applied there should be no problem applying 5,000 gallons per acre of swine manure or 8,000 gallons per acre of dairy manure. If the wheat is emerging when manure is being applied, there is the possibility of some burn to the wheat from swine manure, but this has not happened in fields I have looked at in past years. If the wheat is fully emerged, there is little concern for burning.If incorporating manure ahead of planting wheat, try to place the manure deep enough (at least three inches) so the manure does not impact the germination and emergence of the wheat crop. Another option is to incorporate the manure and wait a few days before planting the wheat. If incorporated, the opportunity to carry some of the manure nitrogen through the winter could allow for a reduction in the amount of topdress nitrogen needed for the wheat crop next spring.The application of 5,000 gallons of swine finishing manure could contain 200 pounds of nitrogen, 100 pounds of P2O5 and 150 pounds of K2O. The application of 8,000 gallons of dairy manure could contain 175 pounds of nitrogen, 60 pounds of P2O5 and 150 pounds of K2O. Manure nutrient content can vary tremendously from one manure storage facility to another but stay reasonably consistent from the same facility year after year.As always, print out the weather forecast when surface applying manure. Remember the “not greater than 50% chance of 0.5 inches of rainfall in the next 24 hours” rule in the western Lake Erie watershed. Also be certain to observe the proper setbacks from ditches and streams.last_img read more

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LOOK: Injured Gordon Hayward shoots free throws from chair

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WATCH: ’Emotional’ Hayward recalls how his family felt after horrific injury View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Lue unhappy with ’embarrassing’ Cavs LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion In an appearance in NBC Boston last week, Hayward revealed that the first thing he requested after his injury from head coach Brad Stevens was to be given a basketball.After bearing his heart out in an emotional interview, Hayward was also recorded working on his passing skills while again being seated on a chair.Meanwhile, Hayward has been ruled out for the rest of the 2017-2018 season.Despite his absence, the Celtics are currently the hottest team in the league right now, owning a 9-win streak en route to best record in the NBA. /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge shared the inspiring image of his prized off-season recruit, who was “putting in work” from the free-throw line while wearing a walking boot.He’s putting in the work💪🏼@gordonhayward ☘️ pic.twitter.com/0d7YBvvRmZFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) November 6, 2017 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA After suffering from a harrowing and traumatic ankle injury on NBA opening night, one wouldn’t blame Gordon Hayward if he decided to not set foot inside a basketball court for a while.But just four weeks after the incident, the extremely dedicated 27-year-old forward is back in the gym, working on his shooting form—albeit sitting from a chair in the dark.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Hockey: India beat Malaysia 3-2

first_imgIndian players celebrate their goal against Malaysia during the men’s Pool A preliminary round hockey match of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Tuesday.A goal in the last few minutes took India to a 3-2 win over Malaysia in the men’s hockey category of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.  Bharat Chikara scored India’s winning goal from in front of the Malaysian post with less than four minutes left in a match that appeared to be heading for a draw. Earlier, the Malaysians took the lead twice but the Indians equalised. The teams were locked 2-2 at half time.  Sandeep Singh and Dhananjay Mahadik were the other two scorers for India. The goal difference could have been higher had India capitalised on the two back-to-back penalty corners it got in the final minute of the game.last_img read more

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16 days ago​Wijnaldum tempers Liverpool pressure: We’re not champions yet!

first_img​Wijnaldum tempers Liverpool pressure: We’re not champions yet!by Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has tempered expectations around the club this season.The Dutch midfielder does not want fans to get carried away with talk of winning the Premier League.While it is only October, the Reds have an eight point lead and have not dropped a single point in their domestic campaign. But Wijnaldum knows that things can change very quickly.The Dutch midfielder told Sky Sports: “We don’t want to think we are already champions. That would be a really wrong thing to do.”I’m sure the manager will keep us with our feet on the ground and say that we just have to think about ourselves, and try to play good and try to give 100 per cent every week.”We just have to do what we did before and look at ourselves and not look too much to other teams because we don’t have influence on other teams – we can’t control the performance of other teams.”We just have to make sure we are ready for the games that are to come and to make sure we are ready and try to have good results because we know that it can change quickly.”Then at the end of the season we will see where we stand.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 days agoChelsea invite Linfield teenager Charlie Allen for trials

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea invite Linfield teenager Charlie Allen for trialsby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have invited Northern Ireland teenager Charlie Allen for trials.The Daily Express says the 15-year-old has already broken into the first team at Northern Irish champions Linfield, and is now being chased by a bevy of Premier League clubs, having had trials at Tottenham and Manchester City.Chelsea, currently under a transfer ban, are exploring the possibility of taking Allen on trial. Norwich and Glaswegian giants Rangers are also, though, on the teenager’s trail.Attacking midfielder Allen made his senior debut during the latter stages of last season, playing the final eight minutes of a 1-1 draw at Coleraine to become the club’s youngest debutant, as Linfield closed on the Danske Bank Premiership title. last_img read more

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Ohio State Football: Here’s Some Footage Of Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Doing Some Throwing

first_imgBraxton Miller throws a football during off-season workouts.Ohio State Quarterback Braxton Miller ShoulderLast week, it was reported that Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller had been “fully cleared” for football activities with no limitations. Miller, who missed all of last season with a torn labrum in his shoulder, has been making very good process with his rehabilitation this offseason. He’s added some muscle and his body looks great. His arm looks pretty good, too. Here’s some footage of the two-time Big Ten MVP throwing the ball a bit this afternoon. It’s not much, but that has got to be something Ohio State fans will love to see.last_img

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