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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery hasn’t forgotten Sevilla midfielder Banegaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery hasn’t forgotten about Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.The Sun says Emery is set to launch an £18m January raid for Banega – the Argentine midfielder he’s worked with at Valencia and Sevilla.The offer will be tabled next month, but Serie A giants Inter Milan are also keen.The midfielder could act as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is leaving the club on a free transfer next summer.
Saturday night, after Kentucky lost its first and only game of the 2014-2015 college basketball season, sophomore guard Andrew Harrison made a big mistake at his team’s post-game press conference, uttering a very NSFW phrase while his microphone was turned on. Harrison, who is facing criticism for the transgression, has since apologized.If you missed it, Harrison, after listening to his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns get asked about Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, muttered “f*** that n****” to himself. Undoubtedly, it was stupid. But it was not racist. And there is no double standard going on here.For some reason, a number of college basketball fans are making the argument that if the situation had been reversed, and it had been Kaminsky uttering those words to himself, he’d be labeled a racist. Any by that logic, because Harrison isn’t being labeled as a racist, and because he isn’t likely to face any serious punishment, there is a double standard going on here.We’re not making this up. There are hundreds, if not thousands of tweets about it.If Andrew Harrison was white, we’d have a national catastrophe on our hands. Talk about a double standard— Alex Petik (@MuskyMaster5033) April 5, 2015Such a double standard with race I hate it. Andrew Harrison says what he says and it doesn’t get blown up but if it was other way around…— Tyler Boyle (@theeroyalboyle) April 5, 2015If Frank K had said the EXACT same thing about Andrew Harrison, think it would’ve been swept under the rug? What a double standard!— Dtrain41 (@DaneHenderson1) April 5, 2015If Andrew Harrison isn’t kicked out of school it’s a double standard @KentuckyMBB— Lara McGlynn (@lalalaLaraxo) April 5, 2015Obviously, if Kaminsky, a white man, had called Harrison, an African American, the n-word, he’d have been (rightfully) labeled a racist. There’s no doubt there. But comparing this to the Oklahoma SAE issue is absolutely insane.Where’s the disconnect here? Whether or not you agree with it, many African Americans refer to each other using the n-word. It’s part of the hip-hop culture. It’s part of the locker room culture. Heck, even ESPN’s Michael Wilbon admits that he and his friends use the word to “endearingly” refer to each other. To be clear, there was nothing endearing about what Harrison said about Kaminsky. But in the context of the situation, if Harrison had said “F*** that dude”, he’d be essentially saying the same thing.Harrison acted like a sore loser, and again, he should never have said what he said. But there is no double standard here. Just stop.
marshawn lynch cal utah fan spelling errorESPN’s College GameDay is at Utah this week, and Utes fans have come up with some pretty clever signs ahead of their big Pac-12 contest against Cal Saturday night. The one you’ll see below is not one of them.A Utah fan, attempting to make fun of Cal’s academics and question former running back Marshawn Lynch’s intelligence, made a grammatical error. Check it out:SIGN RULE NO. 1: If you’re going to make fun of the other school’s academics, check your grammar. pic.twitter.com/sz8SBEVqOx— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 10, 2015Marshawn knows the difference between “than” and “then” #gameday pic.twitter.com/qhDoZMinx6— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) October 10, 2015For the record, Cal is also one of the best public schools in the country. Major fail all around here.
Chris Paul dominated the game with a high of 40 points and 11 assists to bring the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-111 overtime defeat over the Denver Nuggets at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday night.Paul made a layup with 22 seconds left in regulation sending the game into overtime. In a total of 42 minutes he added seven rebounds and 12 of 13 shooting to his efficient game.Paul had 15 points by halftime, when the Clippers trailed 47-46.The Nuggets lost their chance to win in regulation when JaVale McGee missed a 6-foot jumper at the buzzer.Clippers’ Darren Collison looked good with his 27 points, hitting 10 out of 13 shots. Blake Griffin scored 17 points with eight rebounds in 39 minutes of play for the Clippers.Evan Fournier and Anthony Randolph both scored 16 points for the Nuggets, while veteran Andre Miller dropped 15.Los Angeles shot 52 percent from the field compared to the Nuggets’ 49 percent.According to Yahoo Sports, “This is the second straight year the Clippers played at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Last year, the first time the Clippers hosted a game in Las Vegas, Ty Lawson’s layup at the buzzer gave Denver a 106-104 win.”
Deadlines are powerful motivating forces for journalists, tax filers, eurozone negotiators — and bracket pickers. The number of men’s NCAA Tournament brackets submitted per minute by ESPN.com users peaked at 11:51 a.m. EDT on Thursday, mere minutes before the 12:15 p.m tipoff of the first-round opener and the deadline to enter picks, according to data provided by our colleagues at ESPN.com.1Per their request, we’re sharing only the relative magnitude of submissions, not absolute numbers. The maximum rate of bracket submissions per minute on Thursday was more than three times the high of the day before and about five times the max on Monday and Tuesday. All told, even counting the wee hours in the U.S., there were more brackets submitted in just half of Thursday than in all of Tuesday. Not everyone waits until the last minute, though. At ESPN.com, there was an earlier, although lesser, spike in online bracket submissions just after the bracket went up. For every three people who were madly filling in chalk and upsets in their entries just before noon on Thursday, there were two hitting submit on theirs eight minutes after the first Tournament Challenge bracket was submitted at 7:12 p.m. on Sunday.Maybe it’s my bias as a journalist showing, but I think the procrastinators had the right idea: They could benefit from forecasts like ours.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. At CBSSports.com, the surge came even later. Bracket submissions to the site peaked at 11:59 a.m., according to spokeswoman Annie Rohrs.
Ohio State junior forward Mason Jobst prepares for a face-off against Robert Morris on Oct. 27. The Buckeyes won 5-3. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternNo. 17 Ohio State (6-3-3, 1-3-0-0 Big Ten) defeated Connecticut (3-8-2, 2-4-1 Hockey East) 5-4 in a high-scoring battle in the first game of the men’s hockey weekend series Friday, then tied 1-1 in a goaltender showdown in the second game Saturday. Freshman goalie Tommy Nappier made his first Ohio State start in the opening game of the series and made 35 saves in the game.Game 1The Buckeyes lit up the Huskies for five goals in Game 1. The Buckeyes got up to an early 3-0 lead thanks to two first-period goals by senior forward Matthew Weis. Weis opened up the scoring with a goal 40 seconds into the first period off assists from sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski and junior defenseman Sasha Larocque.UConn got two back later in the second period off goals by senior forward Jesse Schwartz and senior forward Spencer Naas to bring the score to 3-2 going into the third period.Junior forward Mason Jobst scored his sixth goal of the season to give the Buckeyes a two-goal lead early in the frame, scoring on the man advantage, something Ohio State has struggled with this season. The Buckeyes went a strong 2-for-4 on the power play in Game 1, with junior forward Dakota Joshua scoring in the second period while a man up.The Huskies attempted a comeback and were given a great opportunity on a major penalty by senior forward Christian Lampasso, but Ohio State killed off the five-minute power play. UConn cut the lead to 5-4 on a late goal by junior forward Max Kalter with an empty net, but Ohio State held on for the tight victory.Game 2After the nine goals in the first game, only two found their way past redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo and sophomore goalie Adam Huska in a 1-1 draw. Romeo made 29 saves, including six crucial saves in the overtime period to preserve the tie. Huska made 24 saves.Both teams had numerous opportunities, as Ohio State had five chances on the power play and UConn had four. But neither team found the back of the net while on the man advantage.Laczynski tallied his third point of the series on a goal halfway through the third period that opened the scoring for Ohio State. Senior defenseman Janik Moser earned an assist on the play.The Huskies countered late in the third period and scored the equalizer with about three minutes to go on a shot by Schwartz for his second of the series.The lone goals on both sides of the ice were the only two goals in the game and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. UConn led in shots for the second game in a row 30-25.The Buckeyes have a bye week next week then travel to Ann Arbor for a rival conference matchup against Michigan. Puck drop is set for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 7:30 on Nov. 25.
Kyle Walker believes Wayne Rooney’s one-off appearance for England this month is a deserved honour for himThe FA have handed Rooney a surprise call-up for England’s friendly against the United States at Wembley next Thursday.It will be Rooney’s 120th England appearance and his first in two years.The likes of former England striker Alan Shearer have accused the FA of turning the game into a “Rooney testimonial”.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.But Walker is pleased with the decision and believes it’s well deserved.“It’s good. Wayne was there from when I was 20,” said Walker in a pre-match press conference for Manchester City’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on YouTube.“He helped me right through my England career and I think it’s the send-off he deserves for what he’s done for both English football and for England.”The DC United striker has provided a record 53 goals for England along with a further 22 assists in 119 games.
A team of researchers at IBM has developed a new way to measure the magnetic field of individual atoms that offers 1000 times the energy resolution of conventional techniques. In their paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the team describes their approach, how well it works and their hope that they will be able to modify it in such a way as to allow others with less specialized hardware to use it. Explore further Journal information: Nature Nanotechnology Scientists are eager to better measure the magnetic fields of individual atoms because they believe it will lead to a better understanding of material and biological interactions—most particularly those involving weak magnetic interactions. Current methods rely on using defects in diamonds, though the team at IBM notes that prior work at their lab shows that it is possible to measure weak interactions in another way, an approach described as challenging. In this new effort, the team has come up with a way to get the job done that is relatively simple, though, they note, it requires special hardware.In the new approach, an atom called a sensor is placed near a target atom inside of a scanning tunneling microscope—a magnetic field is then applied to the microscope followed by a jolt of electricity to the tunnel junction. From there on, the frequency of the atom is monitored—when it matches the spin of the precess (the axis of rotation around a magnetic field that reflects its degree of magnetism), it reveals the measure of the magnetic field. The change in orientation is measured by moving the sensor atom to the microscope’s sensor tip.The researchers found their approach to be far more accurate and easier to read than other methods, pointing out that the signal they got from the technique was both stronger and more robust. They note also that few other labs likely have the combination of equipment (such as the high frequency cabling added to the microscope) required to replicate their technique, so they plan to continue the work in hopes of achieving the same results under more relaxed conditions. © 2017 Phys.org 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. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Citation: New microscope technique offers a better way to measure magnetic field of individual atoms (2017, March 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-03-microscope-technique-magnetic-field-individual.html Ultrasensitive magnetometer proposed based on compass needle More information: Taeyoung Choi et al. Atomic-scale sensing of the magnetic dipolar field from single atoms, Nature Nanotechnology (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2017.18
29May Michigan’s first lady names Rep. Cox to assist with initiative to prevent campus rape Categories: Cox News State Rep. Laura Cox has been named by Michigan first lady Sue Snyder to help develop methods to end sexual assault on college campuses.The Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault initiative was formed by Snyder in an effort to research ways to uniformly work with victims. The program intends to end campus sexual assaults by changing the culture that leads authorities to dismiss allegations, encouraging victims to report the crime, and developing uniform punishments for offenders.“This issue has affected us on a nationwide level, and I’m extremely happy to see that Michigan is taking the initiative to be the first to take action,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “We have a chance to change the way our fellow citizens view this issue, and I will do everything in my power to encourage victims to be fearless in reporting the horrible acts committed against them.”Snyder also named three other Michigan lawmakers—state Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker and Rebekah Warren and state Rep. Marilyn Lane—to assist with the initiative.“I’m excited to collaborate with my colleagues and discuss all of the alternative methods in which we can finally provide assurance to the victims that their situations will not go unnoticed or ignored ever again,” Rep. Cox said. “My heart goes out to all of those who have been assaulted and feel they have few options in seeking help. Together, we can ensure that attackers are brought to justice.”The initiative is the first of its kind on a statewide level.###
A Spanish judge has ordered the country’s football governing body, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), to cancel the award of rights to the final of the Copa del Rey and to readmit Mediapro to bidding for the match, according to the broadcaster.According to Mediapro, a Madrid commercial court has found in favour of Mediapro’s claim that it was unfairly excluded from the bidding for the Copa del Rey final and ordered it to consider Mediapro’s bid.The final between Barcelona and Valencia is due to take place in the Beninto Villamarín stadium in Seville on May 25. The rights to air the match were awarded by the RFEF to public broadcaster RTVE after Mediapro was excluded from the process.The court said that the RFEF’s decision to include a clause in its bidding document banning Mediapro from taking part was an abuse of its dominant position and was discriminatory.Mediapro said the ruling marked a significant victory in its legal battle with the RFEF over exclusion from the competition.The RFEF itself issued a statement saying that it had not received any notification in relation to its award of rights to the final “that put in question the competition and the result of the award”.It said that if in the course of the next few days it received such a notification, its legal advisors would analyse it with the objective of responding as quickly as possible.Regulator the CNMC had previously censured the RFEF over the commercialisation of rights to the final, including ordering the body to make adjustments to its package for the final, not to withhold rights in ways that are not justified and to ensure that the process was transpanrent, non-discriminatory and competitive.This week the CNMC ordered the body to make similar changes to the award of rights outside of Spain.it said that its award of rights to the final to RTVE on May 10 was in line with requirements made by markets regulator the CNMC.The broadcaster announced last month that it was taking legal action against RFEF president Luis Rubiales over allegations that Mediapro bribed officials to secure rights to the World Cup qualifying matches in Central America and the Caribbean.The RFEF had previously announced that it was breaking off relations with Mediapro over allegations that it had made irregular payments to secure the rights. Rubiales told the RFEF board that Mediapro would no longer qualify to bid for rights to the Copa del Rey or the Supercopa de España on the grounds that the federation would not become commercially linked with a company embroiled in allegations of corrupt practices.
ShareTweet ACC George ClarkDERRY COURTHOUSEDerry Four settle damages claim against PSNI chiefPSNIrucSolicitor Patricia Coyle The so-called Derry Four are from Circular Road in Derry.They fled to the Republic of Ireland until their acquittal in 1998.They have been involved in a civil case against the police for wrongful arrest.Their solicitor said that the out-of-court-settlement comes with “no acceptance of liability” on the part of the police. PSNI Assistant Chief Constable George Clarke said police “acknowledge there were significant shortcomings in the treatment of the men involved in this case and we recognise the distress that this has caused them.”“Policing has developed greatly since these incidents took place, as have our policies and procedures for dealing with detained persons.”Mr Clarke said detainees have a range of protections afforded by the Police and Criminal Evidence (NI) Order and Human Rights legislation.He added: “PSNI has strict human rights compliant policies and procedures in place to ensure that its custody facilities and all investigative processes comply with the highest possible standards.”In a statement read out at a press conference, Gerry McGowan said: “We thank our families who have endured this painful injustice with us over the past 40 years.“This compensation will not undo the years of hurt and pain inflicted on us and our families, however, it allows us to look to the future and# we feel some sense of closure that the state is finally acknowledging their wrongdoing.“Finally we would like to thank the people of Derry who have stood by us over the past 40 years and never doubted our innocence.”At the time of their arrests, two of the men were 17 years of age and two were 18.They were detained in Strand Road police holding centre at the time for up to three days, according to their solicitor.“During that detention period they had no access to lawyers, legal advice, parents or family members,” she said.“While in police detention in these oppressive circumstances, all four young men signed false confessions in relation to the murder of Lt Stephen Kirby on 14 February 1979 at Wapping Lane at the bottom of Abercorn Road.“They also signed false confessions in relation to four knee-capping incidents in Derry for which no other persons had been charged or prosecuted.“My clients were entirely innocent of all these offences.”Derry Four settle damages claim against PSNI chief was last modified: January 30th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: The Derry Four leaving Derry courthouse (from left) Gerry McGowan, Michael Toner, Stephen Crumlish and Gerry Kelly. Now it has been revealed their police interview notes have gone missingFOUR men, who say they were wrongly charged with the murder of a British soldier in 1979, have reached a final settlement for damages against the PSNI’s chief constable.Gerry McGowan, Michael Toner, Stephen Crumlish and Gerard Kelly were teenagers when they were charged with killing Lieutenant Steven Kirby.
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