The Besiktas spares no expense and has had a disinfection booth built

first_imgTo perform this, no false steps might be taken and the groups take excessive measures to return their gamers to work. They do it already of their sports activities cities and, in that sense, the Besiktas has caught the eye of many with a fairly spectacular measure, at the least with the bare eye. He has put in a enormous disinfection booth that each one gamers and workers should undergo in the primary compelled entry to his sports activities heart.The endowment has a sequence of sprinklers inside its construction that spray the particular person with a disinfectant and fungicide compound to remove any sort of virus. The Besiktas have spared no cash and have even personalized the cabin with the membership’s colours and crest. It’s not misplaced within the surroundings and is yet another measure to protect the protection of its employees. The booth has additionally been commissioned from the Turkish firm Etisan, which additionally encourages know-how and nationwide work. Turkish soccer measures and its protocol.Within the coming days the Turkish league will announce the safety measures for the dispute of the matches. As virtually all over the place, they are going to be held behind closed doorways and the groups should endure strict sanitation measures. Clearly, what worries essentially the most is the looks of a constructive as soon as the championship has been re-established. In that sense, soccer is not going to cease and that footballer will likely be eliminated and handled as “an injured participant.” There can even be no adjustments to the championship schedule and the matches will proceed to be performed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, There’s no rush to hurry up the tip of the season, because the dates are adjusted in order that the whole lot ends on July 25. Lastly, the opportunity of enjoying the lacking matches in a single venue is dominated out and for now every staff will use their stadium. The championship was suspended on the 26th, so there are eight extra days to play, since all of the groups are updated on their calendar. The league is led by Trabzonspor with 53 factors, the identical from Istanbul, whereas Galatasaray from Falcao is third with 50 items. Hugo Rodallega and Óscar Estupiñán, with Denizlispor, are in tenth place with 31 factors.Falcao’s staff, Galatasaray, has already resumed work in its sports activities metropolis. The membership divided the coaching into three teams of gamers, some will go at 11:00, others at 17:00 and the final at 18:30, that is finished to take care of the principles of social distancing and concentrate on the bodily restoration of footballers after spending two months at residence. The coronavirus pandemic can also be hanging in a main approach in Turkey. With some 82 million inhabitants, the Ottoman nation has confirmed greater than 137,00zero positives and goes for greater than 3,700 deaths. The first instances have been registered on March 11. Soccer stopped on March 19 and, like many others, is already making ready to return. The groups have begun to train in sports activities cities amidst excessive safety measures. The intention is to renew home competitors on June 12 and end it on July 26.last_img read more

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Kenya slump 14 places in latest FIFA rankings

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before facing Thailand in a friendly match in Bangkok on October 8, 2017. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16- The twin losses against Iraq and Thailand in the recent Asian Tour of friendly matches by Harambee Stars have proved costly, as the Kenyan football team slumped down a massive 14 places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Monday to rank at 102.Stars lost 2-1 to the Iraqis with whom they were ranked same at 88 before travelling to Bangkok where they suffered a 1-0 loss to Thailand’s War Elephants who were ranked 137th. It was Iraq who benefited hugely from the friendly match as they moved eight slots up to 80th while Thailand dropped down one spot to 138th.Stars have not won any of their last four matches, losing three and drawing once, against Mozambique courtesy of a late equalizer.Despite the withering state of the national team, Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has insisted he will keep faith on first coach Stanley Okumbi despite growing public dissatisfaction with his performance.While the Harambee Stars continue dropping on the rankings, neighbors Uganda moved a spot up to 70th to retain their status as East Africa’s best ranked team. Rwanda remained static at 118th while Tanzania dropped down a massive 11 places to 136th.Sudan and Ethiopia both moved down seven places to rank 141st and 151st respectively.Tunisia moved up three places to rank as Africa’s best team at 28th while Egypt who qualified to the World Cup for the first time since 1990 remained static at position 30. Senegal is the third best ranked African country after moving one spot up to 32nd.Worldwide, the top five has not changed with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil remaining the world’s best in that order.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: SUPER PERFORMANCES BY TIR CHONAILL ATHLETES

first_imgOutstanding performances from Tir Chonaill athletes at National Community GamesAthlone IT was a hive of activity on Saturday and Sunday last when the final weekend of the National Community Games was held in ideal, sunny conditions.Tir Chonaill athletes, representing their communities and county recorded a number of outstanding performances and returned from the festival of sport rewarded and very happy. Gold for Kelly and relay teamSix weeks ago, Kelly Mc Grory, Laghey, was forced to cry of from the national championships because of illness. Kelly bounced back with a victory in the heats of the U16 Girls 100m on Saturday am. She followed up on Sunday am with a 2nd place in the semi-final and in the final individual track event on Sunday evening ran a most positive and aggressive race to record and impressive victory over  pre-race favourite  Grace Lawlor from Carlow. Donegal Town’s,  girls Under 16 – 4 x 100m relay squad of Emma Brady,Donegal Town, Kate McGowan,Clar, Katie Hoad, Frosses,Niamh Mc Grory, Ballydevitt and the already mentioned Kelly Mc Grory had a few minor baton changing  hick ups in qualifying via heats  and semi-final for Sunday evenings decider. Kelly once more, in the final, anchored the team home for a great victory.In the Boys U16 – 1,500m Mark McGuiness, Dunkineely, ran a sensible semi- final on Saturday evening where he finished 3rd and in Sundays final had his top performance of the season when he won bronze behind Kavanagh, Kerry, and Corcoran, Dublin. Ruth Gillespie, Lough Eske, U14 -80m Hurdles, fought  her way to Sundays final via heat and semi-final qualifications. Aideen Kane from Wexford was an impressive winner with less than a metre separating Moorland, Meath, Jennings , Mayo and Gillespie, Donegal. The judges following some deliberation placed the Lough Eske girl 4th .Eva McMullan, Creevy, Ballyshannon, in then U14 – 100m qualified for the final with 2nd –heat and 4th semi-final performances. In a closely contested final Ruth filed 6th position. Other club athletes to perform well were Katie Hoad, U16 Discus and Orla Coughlan, Drumeeney, U12 -100m.Donegal Towns Community Games team representatives also had a successful weekend where the U13 Girls rounders’ team won silver medals, Boys U13 rounders’ team won bronze medals and the Boys U11 Rugby team won bronze medals.Congrats to all and thanks to the numerous coaches and volunteers who prepare and coached these groups Community Games Athletics National Finals ResultsDonegal resutlsGirls U16 100m 1st Kelly McGrory, Donegal Town Advertisement Girls U16 4 x 100m Relay 1st Donegal TownBoys 600m U.12 1st Denver Kelly – Fahan Inch & Burt,Girls U14 Long Jump 2nd Arlene Crossan, Letterkenny EastBoys U12 Ball Throw 2nd Dylan Kearns , Killybegs Advertisement Girls U14 4x 100m Relay 2nd Letterkenny EastGirls U16 , 1,500m 2nd Natasha McArdle,LaganBoys 1500m U.16 3rd Mark McGuinness – KillybegsBoys U14 4 x 100m Relay 3rd Letterkenny WestGirls 80m Hurdles U.14 4th Ruth Gillespie – Donegal Town,Marathon: Boys U.16 Individual 3rd Peter Gibbons – Letterkenny East, Boys U.16 Team 3rd DonegalGirls 80m Hurdles 4th Ruth Gillespie, Donegal TownBoys U13 Walk 4th Ryan Carr, Killybegs ATHLETICS: SUPER PERFORMANCES BY TIR CHONAILL ATHLETES was last modified: August 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: SUPER PERFORMANCES BY TIR CHONAILL ATHLETESlast_img read more

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AFCON 2021 draws due next week, Uganda in pot 2

first_img Tags: AFCON 2021CafCameroonEgypttopUganda The 2021 AFCON will be held in Cameroon. (PHOTO/COURTESY)2021 AFCON DrawsAida Ballroom, CairoThursday, 18-07-2019The draws for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be held next week on Thursday, July 18th, in Cairo, Egypt.This was confirmed by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) who will on the same day hold its 32nd General Assembly.The two events will take place in the lavish Aida Ballroom at the Marriott Hotel.Cameroon who were slated to host the 2019 edition but were deemed ‘not ready’, will host the 33rd AFCON finals.On 30 November 2018, CAF stripped Cameroon from hosting the 2019 AFCON.However, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said Cameroon accepted to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Consequently, Ivory Coast, original hosts of 2021, would host the 2023 AFCON, and Guinea, original hosts of 2023, would host the 2025 AFCON.Fifty-two (52) nations including Uganda will take part in the qualifiers which will feature a preliminary round and then group stage.They have been seeded in five pots according to their respective FIFA Rankings with Uganda in pot two alongside the likes of Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde and Kenya.Uganda has been placed in pot two.The first three pots each have 12 teams with the fourth containing 8 while the other has 9.The potsPot 1:-Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, DR Congo, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ivory Coast, and Algeria.Pot 2:-Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Uganda, Zambia, Benin, Gabon, Congo, Mauritania, Niger, Kenya and Libya.Pot 3:The countries in pot three are; Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Namibia, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Malawi, Togo, Sudan and Tanzania.Pot 4:Burundi, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia.Pot 5:Liberia, Mauritius, Gambia, South Sudan, Chad, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Djibouti.How the draw will be conducted:There will be 12 groups of four teams each. The groups will be named from A to L.The first two teams in each group at the end of the qualifying round will make it for the final tournament.It is highly anticipated that the 24 team finals’ format which was first witnessed in Egypt 2019, will be maintained for Cameroon 2021.Cameroon will be hosting the competition, for the first time since 1972.Comments last_img read more

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Gritters dispatched across Donegal this morning

first_imgDonegal County Council gritters were dispatched to all main roads in Donegal this morning following an overnight frost.Temperatures reached 0C in parts of Donegal on Saturday night.Motorists are being advised to drive with care and assume that no road is ice-free. Gritters have been out on the following main routes from 6am:01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South04: Inishowen South05: Inishowen East06: Inishowen West07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National SecondaryLT: Letterkenny TownBT: Buncrana Town CouncilGritters dispatched across Donegal this morning was last modified: November 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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South Africa is ‘best of the best’ place to visit

first_img7 January 2014 Of the 12 “best of the best” places travel editors recommend you visit in 2014, three are in South Africa. Compiled by the travel team at Andrew Harper for the Daily Beast, an American news reporting and opinion website that attracts around 15 million unique visitors a month, the list singles out “particularly memorable hotels and experiences” from their travels last year to help you plan your holidays in 2014. From “finding a beautiful beach on an uninhabited island in Puerto Rico to drinking with a whiskey sommelier at a bar in South Africa”, the list includes restaurants, spas and adventures. South Africa is highlighted for: Best wildlife experience: Leopard tracking at Kwandwe private game reserve, Eastern Cape Andrew Harper’s editors say their breath was taken away by an unforgettable sighting: “During our stay at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve … lions, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos all obligingly appeared as if on cue. But, as is often the case, leopards were nowhere to be seen. “Then, late one morning, our ranger’s radio crackled with news: a leopard had been sighted entering a ravine not far away. In tandem with another vehicle, we began to search. Time passed, and it seemed that the animal must have eluded us. But then, scanning the 500th tree with binoculars, we found ourselves staring into tawny yellow eyes glaring crossly down at us.” Best wine tasting: Groot Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape The editors describe Groot Constantia, the winery in Cape Town’s southern suburbs where wine production first began, as a “handsome facility that would put many Napa wineries to shame”. They highlight the 2012 Blanc de Noir and the 2010 Gouverneurs Reserve and reminds visitors to taste “the coveted Grand Constance, a sweet wine of great distinction”. Best bar: Bascule Bar at the Cape Grace, Cape Town, Western Cape “Among the many pleasures of a stay at the Cape Grace hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, one stands out: there is no more alluring stop before or after dinner than the extraordinary Bascule Bar, tucked below the hotel’s restaurant,” the Andrew Harper editors write. Especially impressed by the “trove of more than 500 whiskies”, the editors say they especially enjoyed the opportunity to taste the local South African product. “We also heartily recommend the tastings under the tutelage of a whiskey sommelier, which are easily scheduled with the concierge.” SAinfo reporter See the full slideshow: The best of the best places to visit in 2014last_img read more

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From the Moon to Galaxies Far, Far Away: Miniatures in Space

first_imgWhat are some of your favorite uses of miniatures in film? We’d love to see them in the comments below. Miniatures and models have always been used in filmmaking. Even in the modern CGI era, miniatures and models are still a heavily used special effects technique.Cover Image: George Lucas via Bit RebelsMiniatures, which are often not that small, are scale models used to create special effects. From cities to spaceships, miniatures and models are physical set pieces often used for explosive visual effects. Here are some stunning uses of miniatures in sci-fi films.Image via WikipediaMiniatures have been used in film since the beginning. Georges Méliès used miniatures in his early films, including the legendary 1902 film A Trip to the Moon. An actor wearing moon make-up had a model rocket crash land on them. It would become one of the most iconic images in movie history. The 1953 version of War of the Worlds used miniatures and models to achieve many of the films special effects. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes documentary with the cast and crew of the film.Image via Aint it CoolThe space craze of the 1950s and 60s saw countless sci-fi films and television shows using miniatures, like Star Trek. Using blue screen technology, the Starship Enterprise model was used in the famous intro and throughout special effects sequences.Image via Star TrekStanley Kubrick also used several miniature space ships in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Many of the miniatures were detailed using parts from various Airfix model kits.Image via NZ Pete Matte ShotThe technique of using model kits for parts was also used by Industrial Light and Magic when they created the hundreds of miniatures for Star Wars.Image via ILMThe success of Star Wars turned ILM into a special effects studio unlike any before. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video of Star Wars VFX. In the video, you’ll see miniature ships and the massive Death Star model used in the finale.Miniatures and models were a huge part of Independence Day. Though the space ships were mostly computer generated, the film relied on practical effects for explosions. The destruction of the White House is the most iconic image from the film. The White House building was a 1/12 scale miniature. The great Jeff Goldblum takes us behind the scenes in this featurette.If you think the miniature hasn’t been used much since, think again. Films are still traveling into space with miniature models. Miniatures were used in Moon and recently in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.Image via SlashFilmlast_img read more

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At House Science Panel Hearing, Sarcasm Rules

first_imgIt was supposed to be a chance for legislators to discuss the Obama administration’s 2015 federal budget with presidential science adviser John Holdren.But sarcasm and political trash-talking overrode serious debate at Wednesday’s hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Even in a Congress noted for its polarization and lack of comity, members of the panel seemed more interested in name-calling than numbers. As a result, the 2-hour hearing was more evidence of how entrenched and extreme views are dramatically remaking what was once one of the most rational forums in Congress for discussing science policy.Several members, for example, appeared to be trying to mock rather than engage Holdren on climate change. “I may want to get your cellphone number, Dr. Holdren,” said Representative Randy Weber (R–TX), “because, if we go through another few cycles of global warming and cooling, I may need to ask you when I should buy my long coat on sale.”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(*)Weber, a freshman from the Galveston area, began his interrogation by asking Holdren whether “when you guys do your research, you start with a scientific postulate or theory and work forward from that? Is that right?” Holdren gamely played along, explaining that “it depends on the type of science, but the notion of posing a hypothesis and then trying to determine whether it is right is one of the tried and true approaches in science, yes.”But Weber’s question was really just a setup for his concluding statement. “I just don’t know how you all prove those theories going back 50 or 100,000 or even millions of years,” Weber said.Holdren had a longer—but not necessarily more substantive—exchange with Representative Bill Posey (R–FL), now in his third term representing a district that includes the state’s space coast. “I’ve never heard anyone say that we don’t have climate change,” Posey asserted. “We have had climate change since the Earth was formed, whenever you believe that was, and we will have it until the Earth implodes, whenever that is. The question is, how much of it is due to human behavior?”Holdren offered his view that “the climate change we are experiencing now for the last several decades … is largely due to human activity. We are superimposing on slow natural climate change a faster rate of human-driven climate change.” Holdren also noted that “the natural changes that are under way would, if they were the only influences, actually be cooling the planet. We would be in a long-term cooling trend. Instead, we are in a warming trend, which suggests that human activity is overwhelmingly responsible.”But that explanation didn’t deflect Posey from making his broader point—that there’s nothing unusual about the current climate and that the past holds few lessons for the present. And he also did it with a nod to history.“I remember in the ’70s, that [cooling] was the threat, the fear,” Posey recalled. Then he pivoted. “I’ve read that during the period of the dinosaurs, that the Earth’s temperature was 30° warmer. Does that seem fathomable to you?”One freshman on the Democratic side couldn’t resist adding his own brand of insults, aimed not at the witness but at his Republican colleagues. “I have to say that, frankly, Dr. Holdren, at this point you should be prepared to address whether the Earth is round or flat, or whether indeed gravity is happening. You just never know what could fly at you,” said Representative Eric Swalwell (D–CA), whose northern California district includes two Energy Department national laboratories. His scorn also took him far afield from the subject of the hearing.“And I have to say that, with 97% of scientists stating that climate change is manmade, I’m encouraged to see that some of my colleagues from across the aisle have given voice to the minority 3%,” Swalwell continued, his voice dripping with sarcasm. “This is encouraging for the other minorities that my colleagues across the aisle have not helped out, including immigrants waiting for comprehensive immigration reform, women who have not received equal pay for equal work, and those who are affected by changes in the Voting Rights Act.”It would be nice to report that cooler heads prevailed. The committee chair, Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX), did extend Holdren the type of respect that was once a given on the committee. But the veteran legislator also spent more time airing a list of grievances against the administration—notably involving environmental regulations and the security of the administration’s website to sign up for Obamacare—than engaging in a substantive discussion of where the U.S. research enterprise is headed.Smith also took some digs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in his long-running battle with the agency over grants that he and other Republicans feel are frivolous and wasteful. After reading a list of such grants, including what he described as a $20,000 study “of the causes of stress in Bolivia,” he quipped, “Well, what causes a lot of the stress [for this committee] is studying the causes of stress in Bolivia.” After a brusque exchange with Holdren over whether NSF has done enough to explain the grants to the public, Smith cut off Holdren with the comment, “we’ll have to agree to disagree.”It should be noted that some of the rancor that legislators showed was the old-fashioned kind, of raging against policies that they simply don’t like. Grilling Holdren on why the administration has proposed mothballing an infrared telescope flown aboard a Boeing 747 because of high operating costs, Representative Chris Collins (R–NY) repeatedly interrupted Holdren’s attempt to explain. And then the freshman legislator from New York’s Finger Lakes region blew up.“Is it or is it not a priority? … Please answer the question,” Collins pressed, giving Holdren limited chance to reply. “So it’s not a priority,” Collins finally concluded the one-sided debate.The rancor marking the science panel debate came in marked contrast to another, largely bipartisan, hearing held the next day by an appropriations subpanel examining the NSF budget. That hearing, for example, ended with a request from its chair, Representative Frank Wolf (R–VA), for additional materials that will help him argue for a larger NSF budget when the spending bill goes to the House floor.The science panel’s deep divide, however, comes as little surprise to some political scientists. In a legislative body with record levels of polarization, the science committee is even more polarized along partisan lines than the House as a whole. Those calculations were done late last year at ScienceInsider’s request by political scientist Christopher Hare of the University of Georgia, Athens. He is one of the researchers associated with Voteview.com, which uses a model called DW-NOMINATE to measure legislators’ liberal-conservative positions.Hare found that while the science panel’s Democrats generally reflected the political leanings of the Democratic minority in the House, its Republican members were, on average, more conservative than House Republicans as a whole. The science panel’s polarization “is quite impressive,” Hare wrote in an e-mail, given the House’s already high level of divisiveness.last_img read more

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Hyderabad has a better sex life than other Indian cities: Survey

first_imgWhich is the sexiest city in India? Believe it or not, it’s Hyderabad. That’s the finding of a recent poll on sexual habits in India which came up with some surprising statistics.In fact, the traditional image of India as a deeply conservative society, where Bollywood films even shy away from,Which is the sexiest city in India? Believe it or not, it’s Hyderabad. That’s the finding of a recent poll on sexual habits in India which came up with some surprising statistics.In fact, the traditional image of India as a deeply conservative society, where Bollywood films even shy away from showing couples kissing, is clearly a cover-up.The survey, conducted by the manufacturers of Kama Sutra condoms, says the incidence of pre-marital sex is almost 43 per cent.But the survey, conducted in 10 cities with 3,500 respondents (87 per cent of them male), has its down side: it showed that Indians, like in other contact sports, will never win a gold medal in the sexual Olympics.The Big O still eludes Indians with only 57 per cent admitting to having had orgasms.Hyderabad has a better sex life than other cities. About 32 per cent of its respondents admitted to having daily sex.last_img read more

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Scandlines Sells Helsingør-Helsingborg Route

first_imgzoom Danish ferry operator Scandlines has sold its Helsingør-Helsingborg route including the five Ro-Pax vessels operating the line to the London-based global asset management company First State Investments, effective retroactively as of January 1, 2015. Both parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details of the agreement. Scandlines has used part of the proceeds to repay EUR 66 million of debt, thus keeping the leverage below 4.7 x EBITDA. The remaining proceeds from the transaction are planned for upstream dividends.Scandlines now plans to focus on its two ferry routes between Puttgarden-Rødby and Rostock-Gedser together with the two BorderShops in Puttgarden and Rostock.“We have a clear vision for the future of Scandlines as an operator of frequent and reliable transportation services combined with high capacity and attractive customer experience,” said Søren Poulsgaard Jensen, CEO Scandlines. “The sale of our half of the route Helsingør-Helsingborg enables us to reduce our debt, thereby preparing for a competition with a fixed link on the Fehmarn Belt in 8-10 years.” Print  Close My locationcenter_img 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

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