Ritika Sajdeh wishes Rohit Sharma on Valentine’s Day, Mumbai Indians join in


first_imgMumbai Indians found a very different but great way to pay tribute to team captain Rohit Sharma on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.Mumbai Indians’ Instagram account found the perfect opportunity to do so as Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh wished him on social media along with a heartfelt message. MI joined in the conversation and got the approval of none other than Ritika herself.”Happy Valentine’s Day baby, you’ve changed my life in the best ways possible. Here’s to lifetimes of this,” Ritika wrote on her Instagram account and posted a picture of herself with Rohit.MI commented on the picture with “Ours too” along with a heart smiley and three trophies, signifying the three Indian Premier League titles that Rohit has won as captain for the team.Rohit is the joint-most successful captain in the IPL with three titles that he won in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other skipper with three IPL wins with Chennai Super Kings in 2010, 2011 and 2018.Indian cricketers are making the most of their break from international cricket and today being Valentine’s Day, the players and their spouses have filled social media showering their love for their respective partners.While Kohli went out for dinner on the eve of Valentine’s Day at their restaurant Nueva. Rohit posted a picture of his wife Ritika Sajdeh to wish her Valentine’s Day while Yuvraj Singh wished wife Hazel Keech on social media as well.advertisementIndian players are currently enjoying their leave with their families but will be required to regroup soon for the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia starting February 24.India had recently defeated Australia in a three-match ODI series Down Under with a 2-1 scoreline and will be looking to repeat the feat when Aaron Finch’s side come to the sub-continent later this month.The two teams will play a series of two T20Is before a five-match ODI series starting March 2.According to reports, skipper Kohli and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are set to be back in the squad for the final dress rehearsal before the ICC World Cup. The selectors are unlikely look beyond 16 to 17 players, who are now in the scheme of things for the World Cup in England and Wales.The limited-overs series will be India’s last international assignment before the World Cup, which begins in England on May 30.Also Read | How India cricketers are celebrating Valentine’s DayAlso Read | This is special, so good to be back: Rohit Sharma posts picture with baby Samairalast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd legend Robson praises caretaker Solskjaer


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Robson praises caretaker Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Bryan Robson has sung the praises of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Robson has been with the squad for their warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week and praised the way Solskjaer is getting the best out of them.“Since he’s come into the club he’s been really positive with what he’s been saying and the way he wants the team to play,” said Robson.“The atmosphere seems to be really upbeat around the squad and they’re enjoying the type of work he’s doing. “Obviously, winning five games on the bounce is great for confidence and put a smile back on everyone’s faces.” last_img read more

ESPN Releases New College Football Power Rankings After Week 5


first_imgESPN power rankings for teams ranked 2 through 4 for week 6 of the season.The Coaches Poll received a major shakeup, and the AP promises to do the same after a wild week five, but neither replaced the nation’s top team. ESPN’s College Football Power Rankings, however, did just that. After struggling at Indiana, Ohio State falls a few spots, replaced at the top by Utah, which continues to benefit from its dominant Oregon win. The Big 12 powers Baylor and TCU also look good, after both put up points in bunches on Saturday.Here are the full rankings: Utah New HelmetTwitter/@UtesEquipment1. Utah2. TCU3. Baylor4. Ohio State5. Clemson6. LSU7. Michigan State8. OklahomaT-9. Texas A&MT-9. Florida11. Alabama12. Northwestern13. Florida State14. Notre Dame15. Stanford16. Ole Miss17. MichiganT-18. UCLAT-18. USC20. Georgia21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Boise StateT-25. TempleT-25. HoustonHow did ESPN do this week, fans?last_img read more

Has the AL East Just Been Unlucky


The weakest division of the American League so far this season is the one that has been the most dominant in recent years: the AL East — featuring the Yankees and Red Sox, the two winningest AL teams since the league expanded to three divisions in 1995.Baltimore is leading the division with a puny 16-14 record, the worst for any division leader in baseball. Four of the AL East’s five teams are being outscored. And it could get even bleaker: All five teams have put up these poor results while facing schedules that are significantly weaker than average.There’s plenty of time for things to turn around; four-fifths of the season remain. Even if just one or two AL East teams get better, that could be enough for the division to win another pennant and even the major-league title.Winning pennants and titles has been the forte of the AL East since the majors reorganized after the 1994-95 players’ strike. Teams from the division have represented 36 percent of all AL clubs but have won 11 of 19 pennants and eight of 10 World Series titles for AL teams — twice as many as any NL division. (NL East teams have won four.) The division has also claimed 71 percent of available AL wild-card slots, twice as many as it would be expected to by chance alone.Much of that postseason success was achieved by New York and Boston, and the division has had plenty of underachieving clubs, too. But the AL East’s overall results stand up nicely, too. Its teams won 51 percent of regular-season games between 1995 and 2013. That understates its success because division games each had winners and losers, so they canceled each other out. Against opponents from outside their division, AL East teams won 52 percent of games, including the same proportion against both intraleague rivals and against NL teams.Surprising early-season results often stem from bad luck: Opposing batters’ grounders find gaps in the infield, and their fly balls sail for home runs, at unsustainable rates. One way to measure this luck is to compare teams’ skill-interactive ERA to their ERA. SIERA tries to control for factors beyond pitchers’ control — so it’s roughly what a pitching staff’s ERA would be if it had the same luck, and fielding ability, of the average team. And all five AL East teams have a SIERA below their ERA. The Yankees’ gap is nearly a run per nine innings.Then again, last year, all five AL East teams also had ERAs worse than their SIERAs. And while that doesn’t appear to have been due to bad fielding, this year most of the AL East clubs have below-average fielding.There’s one more sign that its slow start could mean real trouble for the AL’s worst division. A few days ago, Dave Cameron at FanGraphs calculated teams’ expected scoring margins — based on how well they’ve hit the ball, run the bases, fielded and pitched — relative to their actual scoring margins. If the AL East really has been the victim of hard luck, we’d expect its teams to have better scoring margins than they do. Yet overall, they’ve done about as poorly as expected. Because they’ve won even more than we’d expect by scoring margin, if they keep playing as poorly as they have, their luck — and tougher opponents — could make it even harder for AL East teams to maintain the mediocre level they’ve established so far this season. read more

Juventus sign new goalkeeper


first_imgJuventus have just topped their list by signing a new goalkeeper Mattia Perin on a four-year deal.Perin has now joined Juventus from Serie A rivals Genoa three weeks after Gianluigi Buffon played his last game for the Italian champions.The 25-year-old was secured through the payment of an initial fee of 12m euros (£10.5m) for a four-year contract with Juve, according to BBC.Perin will now have to replace the 40-year-old World Cup-winning keeper Buffon, who spent 17 years at the Turin club but will now have to play elsewhere next season after changing his mind about retiring.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Perin spent eight years with Genoa and finished 12th in Serie A last season.A Juventus statement indicated there were 3m euros (£2.6m) in add-ons in the deal “given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract”.Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has also been linked with a move to Juventus, who have also signed Brazil winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich, after it was announced he will leave Anfield this summer.last_img read more

It took a lot of guts Manuel Akanji


first_imgThe Swiss defender says his overjoyed about how Borussia Dortmund managed to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Der KlassikerIn his first season with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji is overjoyed after the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.“It took a lot of guts, especially in the second half when you consider how many chances we had. We never gave in, we never stopped fighting,” he told the club’s official website.“To score 3 goals against Bayern is not bad at all. To concede two goals is a little too much. Our strength is that we can always turn it around. We proved that again this time.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“The Bavarians played at pace in the first half and you could detect that in the pressing. They had a lot of aggression,” he added.“The coach said at halftime that they wouldn’t be able to maintain that over 90 minutes and you could see that.”“They didn’t play the same way in the second half as they had in the first and neither did we, but we had a bit more in the tank,” he continued.“It’s only done when we’re done. The game is never done and dusted, we can fight until the last minute and we can turn it around. That is a good mentality.”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Wilmington Boosters Thanks Heavenly Donuts Pizza Mia


first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wilmington Boosters Thanks Supporters For Successful Dance FundraiserIn “Letter To The Editor”Athletic Director Tim Alberts Departs Wilmington For TritonIn “Education”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Youth Events BrochureIn “Community”,Thank You To Our Sponsor: Dear Editor,Wilmington Boosters Association sends a big shout out to Don at Pizza Mia and the crew at Heavenly Donuts for their support and generous contributions to the Thanksgiving Day football game. The Boosters Thank YOU!Regards,Dedi PitziLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:last_img read more

Meet the Kashmiri doctor who cycled 65km to protest against JammuSrinagar highway


first_imgA young doctor from Kashmir decided to cycle 65 kilometres stretch to reach his hospital in order to protest J&K Highway banTwitterOn Sunday, when the ban on civilian vehicular movement on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was implemented for the first time, a urologist preferred to cycle his way to work to defy the government order.Dr Umar is posted in J&K’s Sopore district, which is 65km away from his residence in Srinagar. He ditched the ambulance services which were provided to medical and para-medical staff on Sunday.I wanted to use the cycle so that I can feel the pain of the people, what they are going through due to this order. I will not get into arguments with anyone if I am stopped and will change my route,” Omar told PTI.He added that the roads are the lifeline of any place and shutting them down for civilian movement is shutting down that particular region.Immensely proud of my brother, @UroDocOmar, a urologist who decided to protest the inhumane highway ban in his unique way. Cycling to work in a small north kashmir village 65 km away… pic.twitter.com/ozczH75bsw— Othman Salim (@othman_salim) April 7, 2019On the day of the implementation of the government directive, routine life came to a halt in Srinagar and adjoining places as many patients couldn’t travel to hospitals. Tourists were also stuck in Srinagar and could not move due to the ban. The District Magistrate, Anantnag, also issued a special order to allow a marriage party to visit his bride’s home in Doda district. This is what we have been reduced to to use our own roads. A family had to run from pillar to post to get this permission slip to use the highway so they could travel to Doda for a wedding ceremony. What will people face tomorrow? Order courtesy @asifsuhaf pic.twitter.com/JZiowqFPvz — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 6, 2019The J&K government had recently issued a directive prohibiting civilian vehicular movement for two days every week on the nearly 280km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for smooth movement and security of para-military troopers who travel on those designated days. The ban will remain in place till May 31. The order came after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced a string of measures to ensure security to the CRPF and armed forces personnel in the wake of Pulwama terror attack.However, the order has met with a lot of resistance from the masses and political leadership in the valley who described it as a violation of the basic human rights.Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti defied the government order and took her vehicle on the highway in Srinagar along with the party members of Peoples Democratic Party. She said that such orders will further distance people of Kashmir from the rest of the country and cannot be effective.Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned the logic behind banning the vehicular movement. If it is safe for SF convoys to move on Monday WITHOUT closing the highway to civilian traffic why is it not safe on Wednesdays & Sundays? Nothing proves the mindlessness of the order more than army movement on “unsafe” days. This road is part of the highway by the way. pic.twitter.com/K9nzxFzHJn— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 8, 2019last_img read more

Houston Zoo Welcomes Two WhiteCheeked Gibbons


first_img Share Houston ZooMax and Murray, two white-cheeked gibbon brothers, came to live at the Houston Zoo in September 2018.The Houston Zoo is welcoming this week Max and Murray, two white-cheeked gibbon brothers that came from another Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in Florida.White-cheeked gibbons are native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Laos, Vietnam and Southern China. The arboreal primates brachiate through the treetops using their long arms to swing from branch to branch. The Houston Zoo protects white-cheeked gibbons in the wild by providing support in Vietnam for the training and educating of locals and law enforcement officers to better understand and effectively carry out wildlife saving actions.Zoo visitors can see Max and Murray inside the Wortham World of Primates.last_img read more

Researchers build single molecule microphone that can detect proton size displacements


first_img(Phys.org) —A trio of researchers in the Netherlands has built a “microphone” out of just a single molecule that is capable of detecting displacements as small as a single proton. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, Yuxi Tian, Pedro Navarro, and Michel Orrit describe how they embedded a single molecule in a crystal lattice along with a vibrating mechanism to create a new type of device capable of detecting vibrations at the nanoscale. (a) Sample mounting: an anthracene crystal doped with DBT was attached to the quartz crystal tuning fork. (b) The ZPL of a single DBT molecule is shifted upon deformation of its surrounding host crystal, as shown in (c) and (d). The real deformations are three-dimensional and much more complicated, as molecules can also rotate and be distorted. Credit: Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 135505 – Published 26 September 2014 More information: Single Molecule as a Local Acoustic Detector for Mechanical Oscillators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 135505 – Published 26 September 2014. journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/ … ysRevLett.113.135505ABSTRACTA single molecule can serve as a nanometer-sized detector of acoustic strain. Such a nanomicrophone has the great advantage that it can be placed very close to acoustic signal sources and high sensitivities can be achieved. We demonstrate this scheme by monitoring the fluorescence intensity of a single dibenzoterrylene molecule in an anthracene crystal attached to an oscillating tuning fork. The characterization of the vibration amplitude and of the detection sensitivity is a first step towards detection and control of nanomechanical oscillators through optical detection and feedback. Vibrational motion of a single molecule measured in real time Explore further Citation: Researchers build single molecule ‘microphone’ that can detect proton size displacements (2014, October 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-molecule-microphone-proton-size-displacements.htmlcenter_img The researchers describe their device as a nanomicrophone, though it might best be shortened to just nanophone, as it picks up, or detects vibrations at the nanoscale. In either case, the effort was based on work conducted by a team in France recently who found that the electronic state of a molecule designated as a guest in a host matrix of another type of molecule, could be influenced by the matrix in such a way as to reveal vibrational properties of the matrix—finely enough to allow its use as a type of extremely miniature microphone.To build their micronanaphone, the researchers embedded individual dibenzoterrylene (DBT) molecules in a anthracene crystal lattice (with a low enough concentration to prevent the DBT molecules from touching). The crystal was then glued to a bit of quartz to act as a tuning fork. When the quartz was made to vibrate via an electric current it caused vibrations in the lattice which impacted the DBT molecule. In response the molecule changed how much it fluoresced (when excited by a laser), offering a way to measure how much vibration was occurring by degree of fluorescence. The team found they could focus on just one of the DBT molecules at a time because of imperfections in the crystal, which meant the final microphone was actually just one molecule in size.To test their device, the researchers stimulated the quartz in such a way as to fine tune the vibrations, measuring what they observed with just one molecule, photon by photon, over a full second and found that the device was able to accurately describe the amount of distortion occurring in the lattice. The researchers believe their micronanophone could be used for measuring either chemical or nano sized systems and because it’s so sensitive it could even be used to measure quantum effects in various structures such as extremely tiny cantilevers. One limitation is that the device only works at very low temperatures. © 2014 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Physical Review Letterslast_img read more

Swedish cable operator Com Hems board has agreed


first_imgSwedish cable operator Com Hem’s board has agreed to launch a share buyback programme totaling SEK1.5 billion (€160 million) over the next year.The buyback will enable Com Hem to distribute funds to shareholders. Together with an ordinary dividend of SEK1 per share, the programme means that Com Hem has allocated SEK1.7 billion to be repaid to its shareholders.Com Hem’s share capital will be reduced by cancelling the shares that has been repurchased.last_img