49ers Richard Sherman wants reunion with Earl Thomas

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman defected from the Seattle Seahawks to the 49ers this past offseason, and he’d like free safety Earl Thomas to do the same in a couple months.“Would I love to play with Earl B. Thomas III? I’d love to, I’d love to have him back in the locker room,” Sherman said Thursday. “But I’m sure he’ll have a plethora of opportunities and I’m sure we’re going to throw our hat in the ring.”Thomas’ …last_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

Brand South Africa introduces the Constitution to students from Georgia State University

first_imgBrand South Africa today brought together MBA students from Georgia State University in the United States and the Bokamoso Youth Entrepreneurship and Mentorship programme in KZN to experience South Africa’s journey towards becoming a constitutional democracy. At the same time, Brand South Africa introduced the South African nation brand and its competitive strengths to the students.Johannesburg, Friday 12 August 2016 – Brand South Africa today hosted students from Georgia State University in the United States as well as the Bokamoso Youth Entrepreneurship and Mentorship programme in KwaZulu-Natal.Brand South Africa’s engagement with students comes within the context of its mandate to manage the country’s reputation and position the South African nation brand as globally competitive.In telling the South African story, Brand South Africa leveraged the 20th anniversary of the Constitution to host the students at the historic Constitution Hill which outlines the country’s journey towards being a constitutional democracy.In addition, students were hosted at the Nelson Mandela Foundation where they were introduced to the former President’s efforts to ensure that South Africa would overcome its history and move towards non-racialism, non-sexism and equality.Young people are important change agents and must be invested in to ensure they are able to play their part to strengthen the nation brand.  Equally important is for young people the world over to know the South African story which has been able to inspire the global community with its ability to embrace forgiveness and transcend a brutal past.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrand.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] Visit www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

LOOK: Green trolls Cavs with ‘Quickie’ shirt, LeBron reacts

first_imgRobredo: 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 View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage James, who has returned to social media after what has become an annual hiatus during the playoffs, did not let Green’s antics slide, though he seemed to be a good sport about it.He reposted a photo of Green wearing the shirt with the caption: “That’s what she said, HUH?!?!? 😂😂”ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide The Dubs finished off LeBron James and the Cavaliers in just five games, and Green wasn’t going to let anyone forget about it.READ: Golden State Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street paradeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The Q — that’s what those guys’ arena’s called,” Green said in an interview with NBC Bay Area. ““We got them out here quick, with the trophy. Quickie.”Green, known as one of the most notorious trash talkers in the NBA today, even said that the shirts were produced in Cleveland no less. What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire UFC scouring for Asian fighterscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Warriors finish off Cavaliers in 5 games, regain NBA titleWhile he admitted he has been waiting to strike back after the Cavaliers snapped up the championship last year, Green said the taunting is all in good fun, even calling James “his guy.”“You know, I can’t forget the Ultimate Warrior shirt last year from LeBron,” Green said in the same interview. “And the 3-1 tombstone cookies, and all of that. So I was waiting on this moment. But definitely my guy. That’s family.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Draymond Green sings during the Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship rally Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland is celebrating its second championship in the past three years. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Fresh off Golden State’s recent title conquest, Draymond Green naturally did not waste the chance to taunt the Cleveland Cavaliers.During the Warriors’ championship parade at Friday (Manila Time), Green wore a black tee with the word “Quickie” emblazoned on it—with the letter “Q” resembling that of the logo of Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers’ home court.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

Don’t belittle our wins by calling West Indies weak: Suresh Raina

first_imgA second-string India’s dominance in the ODI series against the West Indies has raised questions about the quality of the host team, leaving visiting skipper Suresh Raina livid as he feels this amounts to belittling his young side’s good show.”Earlier you termed us a young (second-string) side. Now you are terming the opposition too weak,” said Raina when asked whether India have been helped by the West Indies’ shambolic performance.”The fact is that we all have played too well. Someone or other has put his hand up and we have prevailed,” he added.Equally agitated by these suggestions was new coach Duncan Fletcher, who was rather agitated when asked about the occasional slip-ups on the field.”These guys are players. They are not machines. There would be one or two slip-ups,” he said.”I don’t think it (the West Indies) is a bad side. It’s an international side. It has players who have performed well in the past,” rebutted Fletcher on whether a tougher test awaits India when they tour England next month.Fletcher was asked if he was surprised by the level of maturity the young Indians are exhibiting on and off the field.”It’s a reflection on the pool of talent India currently have. It’s a reflection on India’s standard of cricket. Indian Premier League (IPL) must have done some good. This pool of talent is a massive advantage to the Indians,” he replied.During the second one-dayer, India needed 83 from 15 overs and Raina promoted himself up the order, upped the scoring rate and eased the pressure on his partner Virat Kohli and on his team.advertisementRaina said it was part of plan laid out by Fletcher.”Actually it was the coach’s idea. He felt that a right-left combination in the middle would work to India’s advantage primarily because West Indies had two leg break bowlers.”Raina, who had a disastrous first stint as a captain, losing his matches against Zimbabwe of all sides last year, is setting the score right.”This side has far more experience than that side which played in Zimbabwe. We have experienced bowlers in Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra and medium-fast bowlers Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel have bowled very well in difficult conditions,” he said.The day also brought happy tidings for Praveen Kumar, who has been asked to stay back in the Caribbean by the Indian selectors to strengthen the team for Tests, now that both Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth have been reported unfit.Abhimanyu Mithun of Karnataka is also being flown in from India.”He’s (Praveen) very happy to be part of the Test squad, “rounded up Raina, speaking up for the man who is now closer to Test debut than ever. India’s pace bowling stock in the Tests in the Caribbean would be handled by Praveen, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma and Abhimanyu Mithun.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Trends of the Game

first_imgThe Breakfast this year will feature a coaching workshop for participants, whilst also having topic presentations led by Australian Open Coaches Tony Trad (Men’s), Kerry Norman (Women’s) and Bernie Morrison (Mixed) and 2009 Youth Trans Tasman Australian 18s Girls coach, Peter Bell.  A continental breakfast including a selection of cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice tea & coffee will be served upon arrival. The cost of the Breakfast is $10 per person payable at the door, or prior to the breakfast for large groups.  Tregister your attendance please email TFA Technical Manager Tara Steel [email protected] by Friday 4th September.last_img read more