Moon Picks UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson

first_imgBUFFALO, New York– Tonight is a night in which the Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier can move one step closer to facing his demons. Jon Jones awaits the winner of this fight once he is reinstated by the UFC, so this should be interesting. If Cormier wins, the rematch between the rivals is there. If Rumble wins, the fight that never happened is there. Either way, excitement will be in the air at the Keybank Arena in Buffalo, New York.Here are my picks for tonight’s card, a card that features prominent names and matchups.Jenel Lausa vs. Magumed Bibulatov– Bibulatov is a monster and can finish anyone at any point in time. I look for him to finish Lausa in the second round by submission.Winner: Bibulatov via second-round submissionKatlyn Chookagian vs. Irene Aldana- Chookagian is a very skilled fighter who didn’t get to show that against Liz Carmouche at UFC 205. That changes here with a dominant performance over Aldana.Winner: Chookagian via Unanimous DecisionJosh Emmett vs. Desmond Green– This could be a case of the home state motivation for Green, as most of the time fighters perform well in front of their home. Green should win this fight, but will not look overly impressive.Winner: Green via Split DecisionGregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook- Gillespie will dominate this fight on the ground. Big showing for Gregor tonight.Winner: Gillespie via Unanimous DecisionPatrick Cummins vs. Jan Blachowicz- Two guys looking for a win in a fight overshadowed by other fights on the card.  I’ll take Blachowicz.Winner: Blachowicz via Split DecisionShane Burgos vs. Charles Rosa- Burgos will look to shut down the ground game of Rosa and will succeed by finishing him in the second.Winner: Burgos via Second-Round TKOKamaru Usman vs. Sean Strickland– Usman is super impressive and can really impress here against Strickland. He’ll do that.Winner: Usman via First-Round KnockoutMyles Jury vs. Mike de la Torre- Jury will have to turn it around eventually, right? I think so.Winner: Jury via Unanimous DecisionWill Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira– Brooks is looking to rebound after a tough loss against Alex Oliveira in a fight where Oliveira overpowered him after missing weight. Brooks will break down Oliveira and force him to tap.Winner: Brooks via Third-Round SubmissionThiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote- Probably the least appealing fight on the card, Cote and Alves will duke it out and somebody will get finished.Winner: Alves via First-Round KnockoutCynthia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez– This fight wasn’t expected to happen after Gonzalez got pulled from the card due to an NYSAC regulation regarding breast implants. The fight is back on and Gonzalez will get to fight in her debut. Unfortunately for her, she takes on Cynthia Calvillo. Calvillo will take her down enough to limit Gonzalez’ game, thus securing a razor-sharp victory.Winner: Cynthia Calvillo via Split DecisionChris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi– Two tremendous fighters who are trapped in the Middleweight shuffle right now, a division being occupied by Michael Bisping and GSP. I think the winner has a good chance of being third in line for the title shot, if that sounds like it’s worth anything.Winner: Weidman via Split DecisionUFC Light Heavyweight Championship- Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson– The winner of this fight will take on Jon Jones- no if’s, and’s or but’s. I think this is an eerily similar situation to the first fight. Rumble is an excellent striker who carries bombs in his fists. Unfortunately, he won’t be able to detonate the bombs while on his back getting pummeled by Cormier. Cormier forces Johnson to surrender again, setting up the long overdue rematch.Winner: Cormier via Third-Round Submission Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Related TopicsUFC 210last_img read more

South American executive sees potential in Open Water Swimming

first_imgGUYANA has the potential to produce world-class swimmers, but rigorous training by the right individuals are necessary, opines Vice President of the South American Swimming Federation or Confederación Sudamericana de Natación (CONSANAT), Jorge Delgado.The FINA instructor, who recently helped to facilitate an open water swim meet, told the Guyana Chronicle that he is optimistic about the potential that we have.The 64-year-old said that the goal of CONSANAT is to have swimmers from Guyana participate in the South American Championships in Open Water Swimming.He said that when the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) held an open water swim meet last month at Lake Mainstay, the swimmers swam small lengths in comparison to open water swimmers, but the hope is to keep increasing the lengths at different meets.He said that the onus is on the local swimming authority to seek out talent swimmers, that might mean trips to interior locations and riverine areas where open water swimming might be something natural.“Once in a while you have to travel to identify talent.”The Ecuadorian, who competed at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, said that he would return next year to assess the progress of the local swimmers.last_img read more


first_imgBILL NEAL:10—Let’s get to the real important stuff right off the bat. No, not the Steelers. No, not the Pens, not Pitt or Duquesne…Lord no not the Pirates, not yet anyway.  Let’s roll the dice baby! If you missed the high school game of the year last week, you missed a goodie. A triple overtime crowd was treated to all guts and glory. The 71-70 final score only told half the story. The crowd, the energy, the intensity of the players. Fan – Tas – Tic! The second half leadership and scoring of Jahi Ogbonna was off the chart. (Not to mention something that went unnoticed by most…his between the legs lay up to end the game…Bam!) And the supporting cast came to play. Ice cold Tyler Williams 11 out of 12 at the line down the stretch complimented by his ball skills and ankle break moves, Jackson Blaufeld and Bobby Clifford not only gave you knife in the throat jumpers, but great hustle, rebounds and “Let’s Go!” The steady play of Lamar Todd and the inside presence of Shaun Morris gives this team every bit of a change to go the distance. Witness the back alley whoppin they put on Erie McDowell last week by 15 and it tells you to get ready to roll sevens with the dice! (Next game set to play Friday at Obama.):09—Speaking of important things, here’s something you may not know. Michaela Porter, daughter of Perry High School and Pitt great Darryl Porter, has been a part of and helped lead her Obama     team to the City League title four consecutive years.  Hoo-Ray!:08—Announcing the 2017 induction class for the nationally recognized Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League Hall of Fame: Hosea Champagne–Rankin Gangsters, Kevin Price–Rankin Gangster, Dave Burris–Big’s Storm, Eric Carter–Homewood Horses, Joe Barlow–The Dons, Jimmy Nichols–Heatwave, Brian Carroll–Future Stars, Mark Hassel–Fire/Cosmic Echoes, Cory Gadson–Clariton’s Finest, Vince Lackner–Lawyers Assoc. Gary Nelson–The Dons,  Shawn Harvey–Heatwave, PosthumouslyDarryll Gissendanner, Leroy Freeman, John “Shanghi” Matthews Inductions–Armon Gilliam. Featuring this year, for the first time ever, Hall of Fame Inductions of members of the Pittsburgh Urban Officials Chapter.last_img read more

Jewell at Red

first_imgTHE Annual General Meeting of the Berwick/Upper Beaconsfield Red Cross Unit was held on Friday 9 July. Chairwoman Wendy Keogh…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

2017/18 Basketball All Stars announced and full round-up

first_imgBasketball Ireland Men’s Super League All Star Team:Ciaran Roe (Pyrobel Killester)Adrian O’Sullivan (UCC Demons)Royce Williams (Pyrobel Killester)Dee Proby (DCU Saints)Jason Killeen (Black Amber Templeogue) Over in the Women’s Division One Top Four play-offs, the semi-final showdown between regular season champions Marble City Hawks and Griffith Swords Thunder was the only game to go ahead at Oblate Hall this morning. Hawks powered into the lead early in the first quarter to lead 22-7 and, with superb displays from Kelly O’Hallahan and Katie Fox, continued to dominate throughout the game, eventually winning out 75-52. They now advance to the final against the winners of Fr Mathews and UL Huskies.The Travelodge All Star teams for 2017/18 were also announced today, with Men’s Super League runners-up Pyrobel Killester getting the nod on the starting five in two positions, with both Ciaran Roe and Royce Williams taking the honours. Top-scoring DCU Saints star, Dee Proby is also named, alongside Jason Killeen of Black Amber Templeogue and Adrian O’Sullivan of UCC Demons.National Cup winners DCU Mercy meanwhile have three players on the Women’s Super League All Star team, with Sarah Woods, Tiffany Corselli and Alex Masaquel all named alongside Singleton SuperValu Brunell’s Breana Bey and Courtyard Liffey Celtics’ Jazmen Boone.In the Men’s Division One meanwhile, league champions Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin have Kevin Grey and Daniel Jokubaitis on the starting five, with Cup champions Ballincollig also represented by Ciaran O’Sullivan. The five is completed with sharp-shooting Matt St Amour of LIT Celtics and Keegan Ryan of Titans.Regular season champions Marble City Hawks feature in the Women’s Division One All Star team, with Katie Fox and Kelly O’Hallahan getting the nod, as too did Fr Mathews’ Niamh Dwyer, Fabplus North West’s Mackenzie Burud and Shannon Brady of Meteors. Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One All Star Team:Kevin Grey (Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin)Matt St Amour (LIT Celtics)Ciaran O’Sullivan (Ballincollig)Daniel Jokubaitis (Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin)Keegan Ryan ( Titans) Basketball Ireland Results: March 17-19thBasketball Ireland Men’s League Play-OffPyrobel Killester 71-72 UCD Marian Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One All Star Team:Katie Fox (Marble City Hawks)Niamh Dwyer (Fr Mathews)Kelly O’Hallahan (Marble City Hawks)Mackenzie Burud (Fabplus North West)Shannon Brady (Meteors) While the weather played havoc with a host of Basketball Ireland fixtures once more this weekend, two games still went ahead on Sunday with some big results. Monday, March 19thBasketball Ireland Men’s Champions Trophy Round 1Black Amber Templeogue v UCC Demons, National Basketball Arena, 13:30Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Griffith College Swords Thunder, National Basketball Arena, 15:30 Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One All Star Team Three:Eimear Mairtin (Meteors)Faith Welch (Fabplus North West)Emma Gallagher (Fr Mathews)Kelila Atkinson (UL Huskies)Kristine Miller (Griffith College Swords Thunder)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League All Star Team:Tiffany Corselli (DCU Mercy)Sarah Woods (DCU Mercy)Jazmen Boone (Courtyard Liffey Celtics)Alex Masaquel (DCU Mercy)Breana Bey (Singleton SuperValu Brunell) Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One League Cup quarter-finalParis Texas Kilkenny v Ballincollig, O’Loughlins GAA,17:00 The 2017/18 Travelodge All StarsThe 2017/18 Basketball Ireland All Stars, proudly supported by Travelodge, were announced today.The All Stars were voted for by the head coaches of every team in each of the four Basketball Ireland National League divisions. In the Men’s Division League Cup quarter-final, Dublin Lions caused a massive upset against league champions, Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin down in Kerry today, putting in a 33-point fourth quarter to win out 97-91. A huge display in the final period saw Lions come back from a 50-39 point half time deficit in style, as they continued to trail 71-64 going into the last, but they certainly weren’t leaving the kingdom without a fight. Huge scoring from Tomas Mikalauskas and Igor Markiewicz saw them run the floor down the stretch and with just under five minutes to play, they edged ahead and didn’t look back once. They now advance to the semi-finals of the competition. Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One League Top 4 Play-Off semi-finalMarble City Hawks 75-52 Griffith College Swords Thunder Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One League Cup quarter-finalNeptune 113-102 LIT CelticsKeane’s SuperValu Killorglin 91-97 Dublin Lions Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League All Star Team Two:Trae Pemberton (Garvey’s Tralee Warriors)Conor Meany (UCD Marian)Lorcan Murphy (Black Amber Templeogue)Mike Garrow (UCD Marian)Luis Filiberto Hoyos (Pyrobel Killester) Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League All Star Team Two:Sorcha Tiernan (Courtyard Liffey Celtics)Claire Rockall (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)Madelyn Ganer (Singleton SuperValu Brunell)Grainne Dwyer (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)Hannah Thornton (Pyrobel Killester) Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One All Star Team Three:Luke Eddy (Ulster University Elks)Roy Downey (Neptune)Jimmy Gordon (IT Carlow Basketball)Jarrel Marshall (Neptune)Ronan O’Sullivan (Ballincollig) Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One All Star Team Two:Chaz Watler (LYIT Donegal)Cameron Clark (Ballincollig)Tim Stewart (Portlaoise Panthers)James Butler (Paris Texas Kilkenny)Antuan Bootle (Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney) Basketball Ireland Fixtures – March 19th Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League All Star Team Three:Aisling McCann (Pyrobel Killester)Maeve Parahus (IT Carlow Basketball)Ashley Prim (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)Aine O’Connor (Courtyard Liffey Celtics)Devon Brookshire (Courtyard Liffey Celtics) Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League All Star Team Three:Isaac Westbrooks (Griffith College Swords Thunder)Neil Randolph (Black Amber Templeogue)Dan James (UCD Marian)Kieran Donaghy (Garvey’s Tralee Warriors)Lehmon Colbert (UCC Demons) Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One All Star Team TwoCathy Campbell (UL Huskies)Kelsey Carey (Griffith College Swords Thunder)Rachel Sheehan (UL Huskies)Orlaith Woods (UL Huskies)Nia Moore (Ulster University Elks) Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League Top 4 Play-Off semi-finalsDCU Mercy v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, St Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise, 13.00Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Pyrobel Killester, Oblate Hall, Inchicore, 18.00last_img read more

Rockies roll past Leafs as Nelson drops third straight

first_imgAfter a stoppage to clear the ice of stuff animals, Shawn Grobowsky took advantage of an inadvertent bounce off the referee’s skate to deposit the puck past Revelstoke goalie Noah Desouza.However, that 2-0 lead was short lived as Matt Cadden, on the power play, and Cody Flann scored to even the score at 2-2.Bryden Pow restored the Nelson lead with a goal less than 12 seconds later that sent Desouza to the showers as Andrew Palm took over the duties in goal.After a scoreless second period, Jake Petrie tied the game before Cadden, with his second of the game, scored the winner with just over four minutes remaining in the game.Petrie added an empty net marker to secure the victory.Revelstoke outshot the Leafs 32-24 with Anderson Violette taking the loss in goal for Nelson.Nelson, 2-6 over the last eight games, falls into second spot in Murdoch Division standings one point behind Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson, 17-8-0-0-4, have played two more games than Beaver Valley.Nelson hosts Spokane Friday at the NDCC Arena in the first game of a home-and-home weekend with the Braves. The return game is Saturday in Spokane.ICE CHIPS: Nelson Minor Hockey grad and current Revelstoke Grizzlies defenceman Brenden Vulcano registered an assist during Friday’s game. Vulcano was playing against brother Reid on the Leafs squad. . . .Nelson’s leading scorer Reid Wilson registered two points during the weekend. Wilson spent last weekend on a three-game road trip with Trail Smokies of the BC Hockey League. . . . Prior the game Friday, June Spearman, chairperson of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation was presented with a cheque $7,000 by Shawn Robertson of Taghum Shell for bottle donations collected at the local gas and convenience store located west of Nelson on Highway 3A/6.Shawn Robertson of Taghum Shell presents Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Chairperson June Spearman with a cheque for bottle donations at the local gas and convenience store before the start of Friday’s KIJHL game at the NDCC Arena between Nelson and Revelstoke. — The Nelson Daily photo Six different players score goals to power the visiting Columbia Valley Rockies to a convincing 6-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The loss was the third straight for the Green and White which returned home following a six-game stretch away from the NDCC Arena.Friday, on Teddy Bear Toss Night, Nelson lost 5-3 to defending KIJHL Champion Revelstoke Grizzlies.Saturday, Palmer Sinclair and Erik Lloyd, with a goal in the final minutes of the opening frame, scored to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.Columbia Valley put the game away scoring four unanswered goals in the second period, three coming during a three minute, 17 second span.Hunter Rambow made it 3-0 before Greg Parker, Zachary Dovichak, shorthanded, and Jonathan Milligan gave the visitors a 6-0 lead after two periods.Reid Wilson spoiled the shutout bid by Rockies goalie Bretton Park with a goal in the final minute of the game. Columbia Valley outshot the Leafs 33-23 in the game.Leaf goalie Tenzin Mint, seeing his first action since November 23, was in goal for the home side.Friday, Nelson gave the home crowd something to cheer when Ryan Janowski opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game sending a stream of stuffed animals onto the ice during the Teddy Bear Toss fundraiser.last_img read more

Sam Houston State Reaches Final of Fort Worth Regional

first_imgThe Bearkats took out some of their frustrations from the previous night with a five-run second inning. “Our team all year has talked about the depth that we have and Coach (Pierce) preaches that it takes everybody and today was one of those days,” assistant coach Sean Allen said. “We started some guys that haven’t played every day and came up with some big hits. The pitching staff was great today. Sam Odom was great and Seth Holbert was lights out and gives us a chance tonight.” Holbert got into a little trouble with a single and a walk in the seventh but managed to strikeout Siena left fielder Andres Ortiz to end the frame. Farney singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to break up the Bearkats hitless streak. Right fielder Travis Lee was hit by a pitch and Siena followed with a pitching change. “We had been needing the breakout inning that we usually get in game and we finally got it,” freshman Dylan Ebbs said. “It boosts your confidence a lot. We definitely want revenge so we’re definitely going to go as hard as we can.” Just hours after catching 22 innings against TCU, Anthony Azar entered the game as a pinch-hitter to face the Siena reliever in the seventh. The senior delivered by hammering a two-run double off the wall in left center field. The Bearkats tacked on two more runs in the eighth to give Holbert a 9-2 lead to work with in the ninth. Center fielder Colt Atwood, who was moved to ninth in the batting order, lined his first hit of the tournament to drive in two more runs. Atwood then stole second base to get into scoring position for second baseman Ryan Farney, who singled through the right side to make the score 5-0. FORT WORTH, Texas – Sam Houston State staved off elimination with a 9-2 win over Siena to reach its second NCAA regional final in the last three seasons. The Bearkats (43-18) will get a rematch with TCU (44-15) Sunday at 7 p.m. If the Bearkats beat the Horned Frogs Sunday the two teams will meet again Monday in a winner-take-all final at 7 p.m. The Saints got on the board with a pair of runs in the fourth inning after a single and a walk were sacrificed to second and third. Center fielder Dan Swain delivered a two-run double down the left field line to make the score 5-2. Cummings allowed just one base runner, a two-out walk in the third, through his first 5.1 innings of relief. The freshman starter worked himself into another jam in the fifth and was lifted after a two-out walk. Seth Holbert came out of the bullpen and got the Bearkats out of another tight spot. Siena went to the bullpen with one out in the second and reliever Kyano Cummings was able to induce a groundball double play to end the Bearkat barrage. Sam Houston starter Sam Odom faced another tough spot in the fifth inning when a single to left field loaded the bases with one out. Odom was able to get a strikeout and a fly out to work out of it. Catcher Hunter Courson reached on a fielder’s choice bunt for the first out. Shortstop Corey Toups then hammered a double to left field to put runners on second and third. First baseman Ryan O’Hearn lined a single to center field to open the second and came around to score on a double by third baseman Carter Burgess and a throwing error in right field. Left fielder Dylan Ebbs singled up the middle to drive in Burgess from third. The freshman reliever tossed 3.1 scoreless innings of relief and picked up his first career save. Holbert allowed three hits and one walk and struck out one batter.last_img read more

Residential property to remain weak

first_img“We enter 2012 with a residential market showing strong supply relative to demand, and a mediocre economic performance at best,” he said. “Nothing obvious pops up to suggest that this will change radically in 2012.” He also expected smaller homes to be more popular due to their lower running costs. Interest rate cuts a possibility The 2011 average house price was R802 988 – 3.1% higher than the average 2010 price of R779 041. However, when adjusting for consumer price inflation (CPI), the average house price declined by about 1.9%. “High transport costs due to high fuel prices and looming tolls can support demand in close proximity to key business nodes,” Loos said. “We have seen the SARB cutting very slowly since late-2009, despite a weak economy, suggesting that it is now a reluctant cutter of interest rates,” he said. “We wouldn’t expect any different in 2012, and any reduction would be a minor one, probably not making a major difference to residential demand.” The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) could cut interest rates in 2012, Loos said. 10 January 2012 Loos predicted that house prices would decline in real terms – taking out the effect of inflation – by about three percent in 2012, assuming an average CPI inflation rate of five percent.center_img “This is a return to real price decline after a mild real average price increase of +1.7% in 2010,” he said. The more affordable segments of the housing market were predicted to outperform the higher priced segments this year. “2011 saw slowing growth in residential demand, with economic growth slowing noticeably in the middle two quarters of the year,” FNB home loans strategist John Loos said in a statement. The December CPI was not yet available, but Loos said average CPI for 2011 would appear to be around five percent. The FNB Valuers’ Market Strength Index showed a weakness in demand for residential property relative to supply in 2011. Demand for South African residential property slowed in 2011 and is not expected to improve in 2012, First National Bank said on Monday. Sapalast_img read more

Some of the universe’s heavier elements are created by neutron star collisions

first_img Some of the heavier elements in the periodic table are created when pairs of neutron stars collide cataclysmically and explode, researchers have shown for the first time.Light elements like hydrogen and helium formed during the big bang, and those up to iron are made by fusion in the cores of stars. Some heavier elements like gallium and bromine need something more, such as a supernova. Others—such as gold and uranium, which are the most neutron-rich—require a process called rapid neutron capture. Here, an atomic nucleus is bombarded with neutrons so it swells to an unstable size, but the whole thing happens so fast the element doesn’t have time to split apart.Scientists have long suspected that neutron stars, the superdense remnants of burned out suns, are needed for this sort of rapid neutron capture. But until 2 years ago, they had never witnessed such an event. That’s when the GW170817 merger happened. Taking place 140 million light-years away (and imagined above, with strontium in yellow), astronomers first detected it from the gravitational waves generated by the stars crashing together.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In the new study, published today in Nature, researchers took a closer look at the event. Computer modeling revealed that strontium in the expanding ball of gas would absorb light at wavelengths of 350 and 850 nanometers. When they looked again at the X-shooter spectra, they found dips in the spectra at those wavelengths. The end result: five Earth masses worth of strontium.The work confirms that at least some of the heavier elements are produced by merging neutron stars, and that neutrons stars really are made of neutrons. So next time you watch a firework display, remember that the red flashes—provided by strontium—may have started life when two dense stellar remnants crashed together before the Solar System existed. ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser Some of the universe’s heavier elements are created by neutron star collisionscenter_img By Daniel CleryOct. 23, 2019 , 1:00 PMlast_img read more

Pioli: ‘Milan can learn from this’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Stefano Pioli believes Milan can learn a great deal from their 2-2 draw with Lecce. “I saw positives, but we should’ve closed the game earlier.” The Coach saw his debut on the Rossoneri bench, and also his birthday, ruined by a stoppage-time Marco Calderoni screamer in this 2-2 draw. There was progress, as both Milan goals were from open play, as many as throughout Marco Giampaolo’s seven games in charge. “I struggled a little with players who I used to work with, Babacar and Calderoni,” Pioli told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s a pity, there were positives, but we wanted the win and didn’t get it because of our mistakes. I saw some good moves, quality and spirit, but if you leave the game open, you can have a nasty surprise at the end. “Milan players are well aware of their capabilities and the fact they are wearing a prestigious jersey. They will be able to judge their own performances and we’ll analyse them carefully, but in a way we paid for our generosity, as we ran after the ball and didn’t keep an eye on other players. I think we had deserved to win it. “Some of the positions we took were positive, others not so much. We tried to build from the back with a three-man defence, but that can change with a different opponent such as Roma next week. “After only a few days of training, I did see some of the ideas we had worked on and that bodes well for the future, even if there is a lot of work to be done. “I had hoped for a gift this evening for my birthday, but I saw some good things and I hope we can learn from these mistakes.” The equaliser for 2-2 was a ferocious Calderoni strike, but Pioli pointed to issues in the build-up. “We lacked a little collaboration on the final equaliser. Calderoni hit it well, but we had several opportunities to close that Lecce move earlier and if we had, we’d be here talking about a deserved victory. “In the Press conference yesterday, I was asked many questions about how I found the team. I tell you after this match, there are many positives. The big error was that a side like Milan has to kill games off. We could’ve even held on for 2-1 and kicked it out of play rather than misplace those passes. “This match will help us learn a great deal, for what we did and what we should’ve done. On the penalty, there were too many of us going after the ball and we left gaps. We weren’t set out well at all.” Rafael Leao started the match and was replaced by Krzysztof Piatek, but will we see them play together for Milan? “I think Leao and Piatek can play together when overall we are a more balanced team and I have a better idea of their characteristics. “I replaced Leao because the medic told me he had a slight muscular issue and we didn’t want to risk any further damage, while Paqueta also seemed tired.”last_img read more