Report: Raiders could trade Amari Cooper, Karl Joseph

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.Wide receiver Amari Cooper and safety Karl Joseph could be the next Raiders traded away, according to a Fox Sports report Sunday.Sources told Jay Glazer the struggling Raiders are shopping both former No. 1 draft picks as the Oct. 30 NFL trade deadline approaches.After already trading Khalil Mack, @JayGlazer reports that the Raiders have been in discussions to trade former first round picks Amari Cooper and Karl …last_img read more

Asian Games: Indian football teams stranded in China as govt can’t decide on contingent

first_imgIndia’s men’s and women’s teams are currently training in Shanghai for the Asian Games but they are not sure about participation.The Sports ministry’s dilly-dallying over the Asian Games contingent has left athletes in limbo. Among the many disciplines facing the axe from the initially proposed 942-strong contingent cleared by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), football is the prominent one. The men’s and women’s teams were supposed to depart from Shanghai, where they are training for the Asiad, for South Korea on Tuesday.But with the ministry delaying a decision, the teams are in the dark about their participation as well as when they would be able to leave China, as they are yet to receive their Asian Games accreditation cards, without which they cannot board the flight to Incheon.The accreditation cards, which are with the IOA in New Delhi, will only be provided to the athletes after the ministry clears the final contingent, according to IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta.Under the circumstances, the football teams are almost certain to extend their stay in China, which would cost the All India Football Federation (AIFF) $5000 (Rs 3,00,000) per day. The number of footballers and support staff who may go to China add up to 50 (men’s team – 20 players and seven officials; women’s team – 18 players and five officials).Even if the decision comes by Monday, an official would have to go to China to hand over the accreditation cards before the team departs.”We have arranged for an official to go to China for giving the accreditation cards. But the problem is that nobody knows when the decision will come. Our main concern is that the players have been left stranded for no fault of theirs,” said a top AIFF official. The problem, however, does not end with the players getting the accreditation cards as they will not be able to enter the Games Village until an IOA official goes to Incheon and takes part in the Delegates Registration Meeting (DRM), without which no player of any country will be allowed inside the Village.advertisement”Even if the accreditation card reaches the footballers by Tuesday, and they take the one-and-a-half hour flight from Shanghai to Incheon, they will have no place to stay as they will not be allowed inside the Village without an IOA official attending the DRM,” the official said.”Most countries who are taking part in football at the Asiad are reaching Korea well in advance as the football competition starts on Sunday, five days before the opening ceremony. The Bangladesh contingent is reaching Korea on Monday and we are in China doing nothing.”The Indian men’s team has been drawn with Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while the women’s team has been grouped with South Korea, Thailand and Maldives. The women face Maldives on Sunday while the men’s opening match is against the UAE next Monday.The football teams’ poor performance in recent times, especially the men’s team’s loss to Pakistan in a friendly, has only added to the ministry’s reluctance in sending the teams to the Asian Games. But surprisingly, all this happened after the SAI spent `1.40 crore on the teams’ exposure trips to Czech Republic and training camps in Mumbai and Bangalore.The AIFF has spent Rs 1.60 crore for Asiad preparation.last_img

Dave Navarro To Join StarStudded Above Ground Concert For Mental Health

first_imgDave Navarro will join Billy Morrison on April 16 to present a MusiCares benefit concert in Los Angeles that aims to erase the stigma that blocks getting help for mental issues.Above Ground ConcertThe Above Ground concert will take place at the Belasco Theater, and will feature the full-length performances of two classic albums – Adam and the Ants’ Kings Of The Wild Frontier and Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico.Video: ABOVE GROUND LOS ANGELES 2018The concert will also feature Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction, drummer Erik Eldenius, drummer Josh Freese, and violinist Lili Haydn, as well as special guests Billy Idol and Courtney Love. Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, Franky Perez and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor will also appear.Tickets available here.last_img read more

Bangladeshi man charged with plot to kill British PM

first_imgBritish prime minister Theresa May. File PhotoA 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British prime minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack.Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman is accused of planning an explosion outside May’s Downing Street office then trying to enter the building with a suicide vest and a knife in a bid to kill her.State prosecutor Mark Carroll said Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the Downing Street gates, then, in the ensuing chaos, try to enter the building “with a view to trying to kill the prime minister”.He planned to use a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife, Carroll told Westminster Magistrates Court in London.Rahman had carried out hostile reconnaissance of the area as part of his preparation, it is alleged.Rahman is charged with preparing terrorist acts and also with assisting another man, Mohammad Aqib Imran, to prepare separate terror acts.He appeared in court alongside Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State jihadist terror group by trying to obtain a fake passport with a view to travelling to Libya.Rahman had two inert improvised explosive devices on his person when he was detained, prosecutors said, while Imran had a copy of a video that had been recorded by Rahman.The men were arrested separately on 28 November.Rahman spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was “Bangladeshi British. I’m Bangladeshi.”Imran said he was “Pakistani British”.They both appeared wearing grey tracksuits.Prince George allegedly targetedLawyers for the pair gave no indication of their plea on their first court appearance so not guilty pleas were formally registered.The hearing lasted under 10 minutes.Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded Rahman and Imran in custody to appear for a short hearing at England’s Old Bailey central criminal court on 20 December.Meanwhile, in an earlier separate case in the same courtroom, Husnain Rashid, 31, faced charges of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address.He allegedly made the social media post about the four-year-old royal along with other messages which allegedly could help others identify UK targets such as stadiums.Prosecutors also alleged that he planned to join Islamic State in Syria.Arbuthnot also remanded Rashid in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 20 December.The court appearances came a day after Home Secretary Amber Rudd told parliament that 22 Islamist terror plots had been thwarted since the killing of a British soldier on a London street by two Islamist extremists in 2013.last_img read more

In quest of the coldest possible antihydrogen

first_img More information: G. Cerchiari et al. “Ultracold Anions for High-Precision Antihydrogen Experiments.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.133205, Also at arXiv:1712.08275 [physics.atom-ph] Citation: In quest of the coldest possible antihydrogen (2018, April 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2018 Journal information: Physical Review Letters Currently, one of the major goals in ultracold science is to cool antihydrogen atoms to as close to absolute zero as possible. Ultracold antihydrogen would pave the way toward ultraprecise antimatter experiments that could help answer some of the most perplexing questions about antimatter. For example, how does gravity act on antimatter? Why don’t we see any antimatter in the universe? And could it be possible to create antiatoms of all of the elements from the periodic table in the lab? Graph showing new data of electron transitions in the lanthanum anion. Credit: G. Cerchiari et al. ©2018 American Physical Societycenter_img In a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, a team of physicists from Germany and the US has investigated one of the most promising candidates for precooling antihydrogen, which is the negatively charged lanthanum ion. The reason why lanthanum anions may play a key role in antimatter experiments is that they have just the right electronic properties to undergo laser cooling, a procedure that can cool a system down to some of the coldest possible temperatures. Once the lanthanum anions are laser-cooled, they can then be used to sympathetically cool antiprotons, which are one of the two basic constituents of antihydrogen atoms (the other is the positron, which is a positively charged electron). Ultracold antihydrogen can then be produced from the antiprotons that have been sympathetically cooled by the laser-cooled anions.In order to successfully implement this approach, however, it’s necessary to investigate several properties of the lanthanum anion as they relate to laser cooling. As the scientists explain in the new paper, the complicated electronic structure of lanthanum anions make this type of analysis very challenging, and previous efforts have resulted in large inconsistencies between theoretical and experimental data. To address these challenges, the scientists performed new experiments using cutting-edge spectroscopy techniques, and also presented a new theoretical approach. In their theoretical approach, they separated the treatment of the electronic correlations into two problems. As the lanthanum anion has 58 electrons, the researchers treated the lanthanum anion as a Xenon-like core (with 54 electrons) with four additional valence electrons. By addressing the core electrons and the valence electrons separately, they were able to calculate theoretical data that closely matched the experimental data. One of the encouraging results was that they found a stronger-than-expected cooling transition, which suggests the promising potential of lanthanum anions for producing ultracold antihydrogen.”We have now fully characterized the relevant transition in the lanthanum anion, including all its decay channels, and know that the ion can be laser-cooled. Exactly 40 years after the first laser cooling of a positive ion, the laser cooling of a negative ion is just around the corner,” coauthor Alban Kellerbauer, at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, told “To summarize, we accurately measured the transition frequency and, most importantly, the cross-section (which can be used to directly calculate the transition rate). The theoretical calculations were mostly on branching ratios and also on transition rates, including the measured one of the laser cooling transition. The calculated and measured values (of the Einstein coefficient, which is yet another way of expressing the cross-section/rate) agree well, which supports the much smaller uncertainties of the calculated values as compared with previous efforts.” Explore further Physicists zoom in on mysterious ‘missing’ antimatter 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.last_img read more

A splash of Europe

first_imgThe story of a man who runs away from his girlfriend and bumps into a bride who has run away from her wedding, may sound like a typical Bollywood potboiler, but isn’t.The romantic comedy titled Committed from Cyprus is among a repertoire of 21 latest and award winning European films from as many countries, set for screening at the 20th edition of European Union Film Festival (EUFF), inaugurated on April 8  and is set to go on till April 20.The Instituto Cervantes, the India Habitat Centre and at the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre are among the venues for the EUFF organised by the delegation of European Union and embassies of EU member states with support of the Federation of Film Societies of India. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“We have a wonderful collection of films and we decided this year that we wouldn’t have films on one particular topic, like in previous years. We decided just to bring to India the new films, the recent film that was the only criteria,” Joao Cravinho, Ambassador, European Union to India said.The films deal with subjects ranging from love, resilience, heroism, frustration and triumph. Stories of individuals and their families choosing their destinies while looming behind them is a turbulence, backdrop of history, politics also find place. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“In this edition, among others we have the story of a man who runs away from his girlfriend but then bumps into a bride who has run away from her wedding! We have the story of a female bullfighter from Spain who takes the country by storm, in an adaptation to Snowhite.“We have the Dutch film which brings us the character of Sophie, a happy woman with a perfect marriage who finds love or something else with a choreographer who loves her cooking.So a wide range of very exciting movies,” Cravinho said. Films provide glimpses into the life and times of people they portray and help break barriers of languages to bring people together across the world.“It is heartening to see that the EU film festival through its 20 years of journey in India has provided an ideal bridge between two vibrant cultural scenes with rich film traditions and has developed into a significant annual event in the calendar of film aficionados,” he said.Watching a movie in theatres also brings people of diverse thoughts and cultures together under one roof and makes them go through similar emotions and thus helps bring individuals together.“In Europe, just like India, we have a massive film industry. More or less the same size in terms of films produced each year. We discovered in Europe this cultural industry employs 6.7 million people and accounts for 3.5 per cent of GDP, that is not just of course the cinema but whole cultural industry. At an age when we tend to look more at economics, it is good to remember that culture is also a very much part of our economics,” Cravinho said.The festival was inaugurated by Cravinho and Aivars Groza, Ambassador of Latvia to India. Latvia currently holds the EU Presidency. The EU comprises 28 countries.Many of the films have won awards. A selection of the films set to be screened include Blancanieves (Snowhite) is a Spanish film based on the fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm and is centered on a female bullfighter.A Woman’s Revenge is a Portuguese film that captures the life of Roberto who is one of those men to whom the simulation has become the greatest art. The Last Sentence (Sweden) is based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt.Shanghai Gypsy (Slovenia) is a story about four generations of a gypsy family. The Candidate (Slovak) is a cynical black humoured thriller situated in Slovakia during a presidential campaign.last_img read more

Budget Strategies for Maximizing Big Data

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Big data doesn’t necessarily come with a big pricetag. Luckily, expert Scott Martineau, cofounder of Infusionsoft — an Arizona-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider offering CRM — can offer his tips for using big data on a small budget.Got an operational problem?Big Data will solve it! Marketing ills? Ask Big Data! Those two words have become a catchall — but data-crunching services tend to chase after enterprise-level businesses, making them out of reach for most small businesses. (Google Analytics Premium, for example, starts at $150,000 a year.) Don’t worry: Martineau says that with a strategic approach to Big Data, anyone can afford it. So, where do I start?Identify your single biggest opportunity for improvement. Then within that category, focus on tracking and improving one key metric — something where experimenting with a little time and money can move the needle. The three I recommend: How much traffic and leads did I generate this month? What percentage of leads converted into customers? What percentage of my customers are not satisfied enough to refer me to others? Pick one and follow it for a couple of weeks to a quarter.OK, but how will I follow it?A few vendors will automatically gather this information and tell you what is working and what isn’t. These include Wicked Reports ($99/month), ClicData ($75/month) and Graphly ($49/month). Another one, SumAll ($99/month), connects to your social media accounts and provides insights.That’s still expensive. What about a free option? The free version of Google Analytics offers a wealth of reports that can help you evaluate what’s happening on your website. It won’t provide you with the granular, minute-by-minute insights and support these other services do, but it’s a good place to start. Will Big Data ever be widely accessible?In the not-too-distant future, small businesses will leverage Big Data without even knowing it. Accounting software, CRM and marketing automation software will automatically serve predictive analytics, insights and more. These solutions will help you know which questions to ask and give you the answers you seek without having to concern yourself with complex technicalities.   This story appears in the June 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » June 7, 2016last_img read more

The Citgo on Bryant Drive near the University of A

first_imgThe Citgo on Bryant Drive near the University of Alabama campus has a huge cleanup job today after a vehicle crashed into the store’s building Thursday evening.Witnesses said the car smashed into the gas station, pulled out and sped off.Today, Citgo showed us the video of the crash.Tuscaloosa Police said they’re searching for the driver. If you have any information on the incident, please contact Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867.last_img