Cherwell24 Science Podcast – 5th wk HT08

first_imgLeon Harrington and Connie Han host a special student debate on the Government’s recent approval of hybrid embryo research. Leon and Connie are joined by Elizabeth Bennett (Magdalen), Maja Choma (Magdalen), and Namrata Turaga (St John’s).Download the podcast here . If you would like to take part in a future Science Podcast, please email [email protected] What are you views on this issue? Join the debate below.last_img

Owners to discuss Suarez – Rodgers

first_img He added: “This is a club with incredible values and ethics here. As footballers, managers and staff we are representing this great club on and off the field. “I will always speak openly and honestly about the players and protect them when I can and if I think they are wrong I will tell them – as I have already this season with Luis (when the striker admitted to diving). “People have to accept it when they do wrong if that’s what the case is. They have to accept the consequences accordingly. It’s disappointing that we are not talking about the football.” Suarez’s late goal spoiled what would have been a victorious return to Anfield, almost three years after he left the club, for Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez. “I thought it was an emotional return,” said the Spaniard, whose name was frequently chanted by fans who remember him fondly for the 2005 Champions League triumph. “I was pleased with the reception of the fans and disappointed with the late goal conceded – especially as I couldn’t understand why there were six minutes and 45 seconds (added on).” The Uruguay international scored in the seventh minute of added time against Chelsea – his 30th goal of the season – to snatch a 2-2 draw but his scoring exploits were overshadowed by what went before. In clashing with Branislav Ivanovic in the penalty area the striker bit the defender’s arm. “I hear all sorts of what has supposedly happened but I’ll go away, review it and comment later,” said Rodgers. “We’ll go away and speak to them (owners Fenway Sports Group) afterwards and take it from there.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists no one is bigger than the club and Luis Suarez’s biting incident will be discussed with the owners.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Jason Quigley to get Finn Valley 5k off and running on St Stephen’s Day

first_imgJASON QUIGLEY will get this year’s St Stephen’s Day 5k at Finn Valley AC off and running.The Ballybofey man, fresh from his 12th pro win at the weekend and his devastating first round KO of Jorgé Melendez, will return home for a quick Christmas visit before returning to Los Angeles to prepare for his next bout, likely to be in late January.  Quigley will get the annual popular 5k at Finn Valley underway on St Stephen’s Day.The 46th annual organisation of the family community event, which always attracts a large turnout to walk, jog and run, can expect another big crowd.Pre-register is open currently @finnvalleyac and on run day from 10 am with an 12 noon start.Jason Quigley to get Finn Valley 5k off and running on St Stephen’s Day was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley ACJason Quigleylast_img read more

Young Galaxy Cluster Already Mature

first_img“Isn’t that special.”  The remark, in common parlance, is a generic way of avoiding a judgment call.  When astronomers were confronted with the sight of a galaxy too mature for its age, Space.com reported the response: “And that makes it special, researchers said.”    The headline was, “Surprise!  Ancient Galaxy Cluster Still Looks Young.”  Actually, that is backwards.  It should read, “Young Galaxy Cluster Looks Mature.”  The import of the story is that a remote mature-looking cluster has been found, dating from a time, according to big-bang cosmology, when the universe was in the adolescence of its presumed 13.7-billion-year age.  “The surprising thing is that when we look closely at this galaxy cluster, it doesn’t look young,” an astronomer said; “many of the galaxies have settled down and don’t resemble the usual star-forming galaxies seen in the early universe.”    The cluster, labeled CL J1449+0856, was observed by the European Southern Observatory’ Very Large Telescope (VLT), at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.”  It had “all the hallmarks of being a very remote galaxy cluster,” but looks like “a mature object, similar in mass to the Virgo Cluster, the nearest rich galaxy cluster to the Milky Way, researchers said.”  They based their age estimate on the cluster’s ability to trap hot gas near its center – gas that gives off characteristic X-rays.    How to explain the anomalous age?  Space.com quoted Raphael Gobat from Paris:“These new results support the idea that mature clusters existed when the universe was less than one quarter of its current age,” Gobat said.  “Such clusters are expected to be very rare according to current theory, and we have been very lucky to spot one.  But if further observations find many more, then this may mean that our understanding of the early universe needs to be revised.”Gobat did not explain why any mature galaxies would exist at that young age, or how any theory predicted how rare they might be.  One thing they agreed on, though, was that the cluster’s maturity “makes it special.”This announcement is another in a long tradition of anomalous sightings of early maturity (01/08/2002, 09/21/2005, 04/02/2009).  It’s like finding an old man in the maternity ward (10/14/2005).  If this keeps up, the infants in the maternity ward are going to be the “special” ones.  Yes indeed; if that happens, “this may mean that our understanding of the early universe needs to be revised,” Gobat said, going to bat for his colleagues.  The dubious word there is understanding.  Do revisions include overhauls or scientific revolutions?  And to whom does his pronoun our refer?  Maybe some mavericks already have more understanding not at risk of revision.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Lassiter hoping Beermen can build on success as playoff road gets tougher

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “That was crazy,” remarked Marcio Lassiter of the San Miguel import’s late defensive stand. “I think it’s just something for all of us to be a reminder of. Never giving up whenever you’re on the court, and he showed that. He could’ve obviously let him go for a layup, but he never gave up on the play, and he was able to come up with a tremendous block. We just got to build on it and do the same likewise.”But the win wouldn’t be possible if not for Lassiter’s hot shooting early, drilling three treys in the first half where he got half of his 26 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe sweetshooter was just glad to have been able contribute to the Beermen’s cause to start the playoffs.“We’re glad that we were able to take care of business tonight. We’re able to set the tone and get some stops, set the defensive edge early, and we just carried it throughout the night,” said Lassiter, who ended the game with a 5-of-10 sniping from beyond the arc. Lassiter, though, acknowledges that the job is about to get tougher and tougher as the playoffs progresses.With that being said, he wishes that San Miguel can sustain the razor-sharp focus they had on Tuesday to the Final Four to finally exorcise the demons that have haunted the squad in the second conference.“Every year is a new team, so I’m glad that we’re all together, healthy for the most part, and just playing together, be able to play our brand, and just coming out here and continue to play hard. We’re hoping to build on it for the next round, and that’s going to be even tougher,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Qatar’s unifying World Cup vision erodes as nations cut ties BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netShowing no letup in its quarterfinal tiff against Phoenix, San Miguel coach Leo Austria refused to let go of the gas pedal and kept his starters until the 2:00 mark of the fourth period.With his first five on the floor, the Beermen kept their grip of the game in the extended garbage time with Charles Rhodes emphatically delivering a chasedown block on JC Intal which led to an easy June Mar Fajardo slam dunk on the other end.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Synergy Students Visit ALIV

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 7, 2017 – Nassau – Students attending the 4th Annual Career Studio Summer Camp put on by Synergy Bahamas visited ALIV Headquarters on Thursday, July 7.   The junior and senior high school students are mostly interested in marketing, graphics and web design, and decided to visit ALIV as it is one of the newest and most innovative companies in The Bahamas.The group toured the Petersfield Street facility and met with staff in several departments including Information Technology, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, and Corporate Sales among others.  The team met several managers and had the opportunity to meet Valeria Gardiner, Executive ALIV Assistant to the company’s CAO.The students also received ALIV giftbags. ALIV believes in empowering youth through education and welcomed the students who were enthusiastic about learning more about the company.Press Release: ALIV Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more