Wolves boss Nuno: Time to up our standardsby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno Espirito Santo wants to see Wolves raise their standards as they continue to balance playing in the Europa League.The Molineux outfit grabbed their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday, defeating Watford 2-0 at home.They face Besiktas in Turkey on Thursday and Nuno doesn’t want to hear any excuses from his players.”We won the game, and I thought we were the better team,” he said”Our fans saw a good game, and we now have to raise our standards and improve.”On Thursday, we play against Besiktas. It’s tough.”But this is the reality. You play Thursday, and you travel. Not only me, every manager and team that is involved in European competition.”This is the growth of a natural thing. We started in the Championship, we had more difficulties in the Premier League, and now we are competing on Thursday and Sunday.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
YouTubeThe Jameis Winston crab legs story was one of the craziest of the year in college football, and based on a clip from ESPN’s “Draft Academy,” we may not have had the whole story after all. On the “Combine” episode of ESPN’s series, while going through interview practice with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, Winston went into detail about the crab legs incident, explaining that a Publix employee had “hooked him up” with the free food before someone else called security on him.This certainly changes the story, and seems like it could be an NCAA issue, especially if this is a common occurence. We’ll continue to update on this new development as more unfolds.
Real Madrid forward Rodrygo is set for up to three weeks on the sidelines after it was confirmed he has suffered a hamstring injury.The 18-year-old completed his protracted move to Santiago Bernabeu from Santos this summer, and it was hoped – at least by supporters – that he would be able to make an impact in the first team this season.Rodrygo has featured throughout pre-season for Zinedine Zidane’s side, but will now miss the start of the new La Liga campaign as he nurses his way back to full fitness. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Following the tests carried out by the Real Madrid medical department on our player Rodrygo Goes, he has been diagnosed with an injury on his right rectus femoris [hamstring],” Madrid’s statement read.”His recovery will continue to be assessed.”Rodrygo’s move to Los Blancos was agreed during the summer of 2018, with Madrid paying Santos €45 million (£40m/$55m) to acquire the teenager, though a decision was made that he would remain in Brazil to continue his development.During his time with Santos he contributed 10 goals and five assists in 49 appearances, and was unveiled to the Bernabeu crowd ahead of this summer’s pre-season programme.Having followed a similar path to that of Vinicius Junior, who left Flamengo for Madrid during the summer of 2018, there is a belief that Rodrygo could follow his compatriot into the Madrid matchday squad in the months to come.However, it is widely understood that he will begin the campaign playing for Real Madrid Castilla in the third tier of Spanish football and work under new coach and Madrid legend, Raul.Rodrygo is not the only new arrival at the 13-time European champions to suffer an injury during pre-season, with Ferland Mendy and Luka Jovic also having missed matches due to thigh and ankle injuries respectively.And while Jovic has since returned to action, Mendy is not expected to be back in contention until the end of August at the earliest.Thibaut Courtois and Brahim Diaz also picked up injuries during Madrid’s tour of the United States while Marco Asensio could miss the whole season after rupturing knee ligaments against Arsenal.Madrid kick-off their new Liga season on Saturday as they travel to Vigo to take on Celta as Zidane looks to stabilise the club following a rollercoaster last 12 months.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer just got a critical penalty against Michigan for going off on the officiating.Meyer received a personal misconduct penalty for running onto the field and screaming at the referees. Ohio State’s head coach wasn’t happy with a no-call on a hit on a sliding Dwayne Haskins.The Buckeyes’ head coach was still angry after the play, pointing at the video board and calling for a targeting penalty.Check it out:hdsportsclips: Urban Meyer going to have some headaches tonight… Fox College Football: Michigan at Ohio State https://t.co/nVEGxZmTI9 pic.twitter.com/ApcWfSHFNb— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) November 24, 2018It didn’t end up hurting Ohio State, though.The Buckeyes received a pass interference penalty against Michigan on the following play. Ohio State was in the end zone a couple of plays later.It’s Ohio State 21, Michigan 6 late in the first half.
Nova Scotians who have made a significant contribution toliteracy and learning were honoured at Nova Scotia’s 13th annualInternational Literacy Day celebrations in Dartmouth today, Sept.8. Thirteen adult learners and literacy advocates and one literacyassociation were recognized at the ceremony. “These award winners are all demonstrating the ideals of SkillsNova Scotia, our provincial skills agenda,” said EducationMinister Jamie Muir. “Reading and writing skills enrich ourpersonal lives and contribute to a stronger economy and society.” Michael Stephen, an adult learner with the Bedford SackvilleLiteracy Network, helped begin the day’s events with aninspirational account of his experience as an adult learner. “Of the accomplishments I’ve been able to achieve in the lastfive years, none of them would have been possible without myinitial contact with the Bedford Sackville Literacy Network,” hesaid. “So many opportunities to learn have come my way, and everyaspect of my life has changed.” Mr. Muir presented the Department of Education’s Nova ScotiaSchool for Adult Learning Community Literacy Volunteer Awards.Created in 2001, the awards honour volunteers involved incommunity-based adult literacy programs. This year’s fourrecipients are: Mr. Muir also presented Workplace Ambassador Awards to four NovaScotians who have participated in literacy and upgrading programsfor the workforce. Each recipient also received a $200 giftcertificate to attend programs offered by Nova Scotia CommunityCollege (NSCC). The recipients are: Luca Idzanovic, Prince George Hotel, Halifax Regional Municipality; Ronnie Jacquard, Western Regional Health Centre, Yarmouth; Jolynn Muise, Alex MacDonald Award, Southwest District Health Authority – Yarmouth Regional Hospital; Mel Lively, Elmsdale Lumber, Elmsdale. Shirley McNamara, Richmond County Literacy Network; Mary Thompson, Yarmouth County Learning Network; Heather Croke, Dartmouth Literacy Network; Jane MacDonald, Cape Breton Literacy Network Association. David Beaton of Dartmouth was awarded the GED National Award forOutstanding Achievement, granted to the individual who achievesthe highest score on GED tests written in Nova Scotia. James Annis of Annapolis County was awarded (in absentia) theAtomic Energy of Canada Limited GED Scholarship Award. The $1,000scholarship award is granted to a GED recipient who is enrolledin a full-time science or math studies program at a Nova Scotiapost-secondary institution. Mr. Annis is enrolled in the HeavyDuty Equipment Repair diploma program at NSCC. Pamela Ring of Digby was awarded the Canada Post IndividualLiteracy Achievement Award. The award is presented to individualswho have succeeded in overcoming social or economic barriers. Ms.Ring upgraded her literacy skills and is now writing children’sstories and poetry. The Cape Breton Literacy Network Association in Sydney wasawarded the Canada Post Community Leadership Award recognizingorganizational excellence in furthering the cause of literacy.The association offers free upgrading classes for adults who wishto improve their reading, writing, math and technology skills. Dr. Richard Goldbloom of Halifax, an advocate of Read to Me!, afamily literacy program which provides resources to parents ofnewborns to encourage an early love of reading, was awarded oneof two Canada Post Educator awards. The Educator Award honourseducators, tutors, and advocates who have demonstrated acommitment to the cause of literacy. Gil Dares of Yarmouth, was awarded the second Educator Award. Mr.Dares is a police officer who became a tutor and advocate forlearners in his community, and is the author of a children’sbook. During the celebrations, Mel Lively, author and winner of aWorkplace Education Ambassador Award, also launched his firstbook, Mel’s Story. Mr. Lively left school at a young age to workin the woods to support his family. He recently completed aworkplace education program to improve his reading and writingskills. With his tutor, he wrote about his lifelong learningstory, the woods and lumber industry.
Prayagraj: Ajitesh Kumar and his wife Sakshi Mishra, on July 11, filed a plea before the Allahabad High Court saying they fear for their lives after receiving threats from her father, brother, and their aides.A Dalit man who married BJP Bareilly MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter was allegedly assaulted by some unidentified persons on Monday morning when the couple went to Allahabad High Court seeking protection. The police, however, said there was a scuffle between two groups of lawyers in the court premises and no one was beaten up. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “Today Sakshi and Ajitesh was to be present in the court and on court order they were brought in police protection. This is a matter or concern that a victim was beaten up inside the court premises for the first time. The incident took place possibly because the two belonged to different castes. The court has taken suo-moto cognisance of the matter and showing seriousness has called the district administration,” the couple’s lawyer told reporters. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty The lawyer added that Ajitesh was beaten up even in the past. No complaint has been filed with the police in connection with the incident so far. The court proceeding started without any further issue, a police official said, adding that the matter is being investigated and soon whole information will be in front of us.In their plea filed on June 11, Ajitesh Kumar and his wife Sakshi Mishra said they fear for their lives following threats from her father, brother, and their aides. Last week, a video went viral on social media in which Sakshi claimed that her father was threatening them of dire consequences since he allegedly did not approve of their wedding. “Through this video, I want to say that in future if something happens to me or Abhi or any of his family members, then my father, Vicky Bhartaul, and Rajeev Rana would be responsible for it, especially Rajeev Rana who has arrived with his entire team and is chasing me. I will die, but I will wipe out his entire family,” she said in the video.(Inputs from The Indian Express)
WATERLOO, Belgium — The leader of Catalonia’s failed secession bid in 2017 who fled Spain to avoid arrest says that the central government will be seeking “vengeance” instead of justice when 12 of his separatist allies stand trial next week.Carles Puigdemont has told The Associated Press at his house in Belgium, where he established residence after fleeing Spain, “we are all supporting them, helping them because they are suffering a terribly unjust and humiliating situation.”He said in the interview Sunday that “the trial is not an act of justice. It will not be an act of justice but rather one of vengeance.”Spanish Supreme Court President Carlos Lesmes has guaranteed that “this is a trial following the highest standards set by the European Union.”___Joseph Wilson reported from Barcelona, Spain.Renata Brito And Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press
Two sick Palestinian refugee children waiting for resettlement from Iraq died in the last two weeks, underscoring the precarious conditions faced by the group, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.One of the children died in Baghdad while another died in Al Waleed refugee camp at the Iraq-Syria border, where earlier this month a 50-year-old man awaiting resettlement also died earlier this month.“So far seven people have died there, including three young children, since Palestinian refugees started to arrive at the border in March 2006 fleeing violent attacks against them,” said William Spindler.The 3-year-old Palestinian boy who died at the camp had been suffering from rickets, a bone disease caused by lack of vitamins and minerals, as well as pneumonia. The other Palestinian child, whose resettlement approval was pending, was a 14-year-old suffering from Hodgkin’s disease.The UN refugee agency has repeatedly sought to spotlight the problems faced by Palestinian refugees in Iraq, many of whom are stranded at the border, unable to cross into Syria. Earlier this year, the agency appealed for urgent medical resettlement for vulnerable and sick children in Al Waleed camp.So far, the agency has helped resettle one family of eight with several sick children from this camp to Norway last August. Another 11 medical cases submitted for resettlement are awaiting approval. Meanwhile, UNHCR has continued to identify other Palestinian medical cases, such as cancer patients and children with birth defects, who need urgent care.“UNHCR continues to urge resettlement countries to make rapid decisions and facilitate the departure of those most in need,” Mr. Spindler said.An estimated 2,000 Palestinians are living in severe conditions in refugee camps along the Iraq-Syria border, unable to cross into Syria. A steady flow of Palestinians have fled Baghdad since March 2006, when intimidation, forced evictions and attacks against their community began mounting. “UNHCR has sought solutions for the whole group since last year and has only received positive indications from Sudan and Chile,” said Mr. Spindler. Earlier this year Brazil took 107 Palestinians who had been stuck in Jordan’s Ruweished camp for four years.Meanwhile, some refugees continue to return to Iraq. UNHCR staff in Syria noted an average of 600 Iraqis returning to their country daily over the past week. “Many of them said that they had run out of money and their visas had expired,” the spokesman noted.“We welcome any improvements in the security situation and stand ready to assist people who have decided or will decide to return voluntarily. Iraqis themselves are the best judges as to how secure they feel. However, we still do not believe that the time has come to promote, organize or encourage returns to Iraq. That would be possible only when proper conditions are in place – including material and legal support and physical safety,” he said.According to government estimates, there are some 2.2 million Iraqi refugees – including some 500,000 in Jordan and up to 1.5 million in Syria. An estimated 2.4 million are displaced inside Iraq. 30 November 2007Two sick Palestinian refugee children waiting for resettlement from Iraq died in the last two weeks, underscoring the precarious conditions faced by the group, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.
It eliminates the incentive for stealing a deviceCanada’s wireless carriers are targeting smartphone theft by setting up a database that will blacklist lost or stolen phones to prevent them from being reactivated.The move would also help protect personal data on such devices, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association said Thursday.Smartphones are worth $600 to $700 and can be resold on the black market, noted association president Bernard Lord.“With this database, it makes that a lot less attractive because the buyer of the stolen phone will not be able to connect to any network in Canada,” Lord said from Ottawa.“It eliminates the incentive for stealing a device.”[np-related]The idea is also to reduce the black market value of a smartphone in the eyes of criminals, Lord added.Once consumers call their wireless carrier to report their smartphone lost or stolen, the device’s internal identification number goes on the electronic blacklist.Lord said even though more smartphones are lost than stolen, law enforcement officials have raised concerns about the issue.The database for the Canadian wireless industry will be up and running by September 2013 and Canada’s carriers will also be contributing to an international database to help prevent smartphone theft, he said.However, consumers who have their smartphones lost or stolen are “not off the hook” for paying their smartphone contracts.A website will also be set up by the association to help consumers protect their smartphone data and help protect themselves from theft.Lord said the smartphone’s ID number — called the international mobile electronic number — will be verified by carriers to make sure the device has not been lost or stolen.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission congratulated the wireless industry for the initiative, but would like the database running sooner rather than later.“I would strongly encourage the industry to implement the database before September 2013 to ensure Canadians benefit from this added protection as soon as possible,” chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a statement.The creation of a database and collaboration to make sure stolen or lost devices aren’t reactivated will help make them less desirable to thieves, Blais said.“The CRTC has been concerned for some time about reports of an increase in crimes involving lost or stolen cellphones.”Telus said while the wireless industry, law enforcement, and regulators all have a role to play, smartphone users need to think about where they’re buying their devices.“We ask consumers to reconsider buying phones on sites like eBay, Craigslist, or Kijiji and instead buy their devices from a verified dealer,” Telus spokesman Shawn Hall said.“If you buy a phone from Craig’s List it might be legitimate, but it could be stolen and then you will likely be unable to get it activated,” he said.Smartphone use in Canada is among the highest in the world and penetration has exceeded 50 per cent, Lord said.Canada’s wireless industry will spend about $20-million on the initiative, he said.The United States is also taking steps to create a database that includes all of its carriers to fight the black market and their deadline is November 2013, Lord said.
After 21 years under the watch of John Bluem, Ohio State found a new men’s soccer head coach Monday.The Buckeyes announced the hire of former Indiana associate head coach Brian Maisonneuve as the 10th coach in program history. He spent the past 10 years guiding the Hoosiers to eight NCAA tournament appearances including their victorious 2012 NCAA national championship and a runner-up finish in the 2017 season.“I am excited to get to work and continue to grow the Ohio State program into one of the elite soccer programs in the country,” Brian Maisonneuve said in a statement. “John [Bluem] did a great job over the last 21 years and I am so honored for this opportunity. This is an incredible athletics department with tremendous resources.”Maisonneuve was an All-American as a player for the Hoosiers during his four-year tenure on the team from 1991 to 1994, and his success does not stop there. After playing at Indiana, Maisonneuve went to play for the Columbus Crew from 1996 to 2004. He also was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team and the 1998 U.S. World Cup team. When his playing days were done, he coached for five years before joining the Hoosiers. He led the Hoosiers to eight NCAA tournaments throughout his time as a coach.He will fit perfectly as the next in line of a successful coaching history. “We are fortunate to add Brian Maisonneuve to our outstanding lineup of head coaches,” Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith said in a statement. “He has competed at a high level and coached in one of the most successful collegiate programs nationally. We look forward to the opportunities our student-athletes will have under Brian’s direction.” Maisonneuve has received multiple coaching awards throughout his career including the NSCAA Assistant Coach of the Year for the Great Lakes Region in 2012 and 2015. He was also named one of the top 12 assistants in the nation for the third straight year and fifth time in his career in 2016.
Another case, heard in a separate trial but contained in the same ruling, failed as the judge ruled an unrelated claimant, who is also anonymous, “has not accepted his guilt, has misled the public and this Court, and shows no remorse over any of these matters.” Some 669,355 requests for links to be removed from the search engine results have been made to Google since the ruling, around half of which were successful. The most affected website is Facebook, with 18,723 links removed.The ruling was made on a case by Spaniard Mario Costeja Gonzalez, who wanted two newspaper articles dating back to 1998 to be deleted from the search results page, which contained an announcement for a real-estate auction after he got into debt. In a statement a spokesman for Google said: “We work hard to comply with the Right to be Forgotten, but we take great care not to remove search results that are in the public interest and will defend the public’s right to access lawful information. “We are pleased that the Court recognised our efforts in this area, and we will respect the judgements they have made in this case.” Criminals are to have the “right to be forgotten” after Google lost a landmark High Court case to a businessman who asked it to remove information about his conviction. The man, who cannot be identified, had a spent conviction for conspiracy to carry out surveillance and had been sent to prison for six months. Mr Justice Warby, sitting in the High Court, said his offending and sentence, which was served over a decade ago, was “of little if any relevance” to future business activity and ordered that the links should be “delisted”. “The crime and punishment information has become out of date, irrelevant and of no sufficient legitimate interest to users of Google Search to justify its continued availability, so that an appropriate delisting order should be made,” he said. The man also had a young, second family, as well as adult children, which added to his case for privacy under the Human Rights Act, the judge said. He did not award any damages. He added that the information in his case “retains sufficient relevance” to his current life and business practices. In that case the claimant had been convicted of conspiracy to account falsely and sent to prison for four years. The cases were the first of their kind to be heard in England, and the ruling could have implications for criminals who want to remove information about a conviction from search engines. Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, which campaigns to promote digital freedom, said: “The right to be forgotten is meant to apply to information that is no longer relevant but disproportionately impacts a person. “Spent convictions are rather different. The right of people to rehabilitation is an important one.”The Court will have to balance the public’s right to access the historical record, the precise impacts on the person, and the public interest.”Both men were challenging Google’s refusal to remove some links which contained information about their criminal past.Their claims were brought under data protection law and for “misuse of private information”The “right to be forgotten” was established in 2014 when the European Court of Justice said links to irrelevant and outdated material should be erased from searches on request. The Court will have to balance the public’s right to access the historical record, the precise impacts on the person, and the public interestJim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
A “major incident” was declared on Saturday after high winds caused two large-scale Lancashire moorland fires to merge near communication masts.The flames have spread to Grade II- listed Rivington Terraced Gardens, which received £3.4 million of lottery funding only two years ago for improvements.Seven square miles of land between Tameside and Oldham were alight, covering the Greater Manchester region in a thick cloud of smoke and ash. Helicopters were immediately called to the scene to soak nearby woodland and smouldering hot spots to prevent them from burning out of control.Now, the army has been called in to assist fire crews amid fears that the wildfires could spread at a faster rate because of the recent dry, hot weather.Paul Etches, Head of Prevention at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, has warned that the moorland fires were “not going away” and will need “many more days of intense sweat and effort” to extinguish them.“Our firefighters are tired but optimistic that we continue to make good progress,” he said.Fire brigades from all over the country, including Nottinghamshire, Humberside , Tyne and Wear amd Warwickshire have travelled to the North-East to help with the effort. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The army continue to assist the police and fire servicesCredit:Danny Lawson/PA Arsonists have been spotted lighting wildfires by a police helicopter as they continue to dig trenches to protect threatened homes.The authorities caught the individuals lighting fires near Bolton, as firefighters continued to battle the “major incident wildfire” in the Lancashire moorland that has been raging for the last five days.Crews remained at Winter Hill, near Bolton, overnight to launch a “large-scale attack” against the “rapidly developing, aggressive fire” which is endangering nearby properties.While patrolling the area, several people were spotted setting grass alight by Healey Nab in Greater Manchester by a police helicopter.Tony Crook from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service told Sky News: “As they’ve been trying to extinguish the fire, people have been seen lighting other grass fires in the vicinity. “Police are now attending the scene, to try to apprehend those arsonists. It absolutely astounds me.”A 22-year-old man, from Bolton, was arrested on 29 June on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, and has since been released under investigation.Firefighters had already spent five days tackling the huge moor fire near Manchester when two new fires broke out on Thursday, and a third on Sunday.Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has announced that it has increased the number of fire engines at the scene from 17 to 22 to tackle the blaze.
Google Maps has already made taking the bus a little easier, and now its looking to do something similar for driving electric cars. You can now use Maps to search for nearby EV charging stations.All you need to do is search using the term “ev charging station” in addition to the area you’re in, which will bring up a list of any nearby stations. Google says it’s been adding information over the past few months, but, as always, will continue to update to make the service as accurate as possible.“We’d like to continue adding more charging stations to Google Maps,” Google’s Cynthia Yeung wrote on the official blog, “so we’re excited that our friends over at the the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working to make more data available.”The company is also reaching out to car manufacturers, as well as charging station manufacturers and installers to help with the updates.
Haut-débit : la France favorable au forfait social à 20 eurosFrance – Dans sa politique de développement du numérique, le Premier ministre François Fillon s’est déclaré favorable à un forfait social de 20 euros pour un abonnement haut-débit. L’Arcep abonde en ce sens.Dans le cadre du développement de la fibre optique, François Fillon souhaite instaurer un forfait social pour les plus démunis : “Internet est devenu un outil essentiel au même titre que l’électricité, y accéder à un tarif abordable et à haut débit est un impératif de justice sociale. J’ai demandé au ministre de l’Industrie de mener les consultations afin de permettre d’offrir à tous la faculté de mettre en place une telle offre.” Le Premier ministre a sollicité les opérateurs afin qu’ils soient en mesure de lancer une offre d’ici six mois. Selon une étude, seuls 22% des foyers gagnant moins de 900 euros par mois jouissent d’une box. L’Arcep, le régulateur des communications en France, juge que le tarif social sur la téléphonie fixe semble “de moins en moins pertinent et qu’il conviendrait de le porter sur des offres multi-services.”Le 19 janvier 2010 à 12:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
NASA Makes Ultima Thule ‘Pop’ in Artsy 3D ImagesNew Horizons Snaps Sharp Images of Ultima Thule’s Surface Stay on target What’s more rock-and-roll than an interplanetary space probe?Queen lead guitarist Brian May this week announced plans to release a musical tribute to NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.On Jan. 1, 2019, the ship will visit the most remote world ever explored by humankind: “(486958) 2014 MU69,” also known as Ultima Thule.At the same time, May will debut a fresh solo track (appropriately titled “New Horizons”) from the Goddard Space Flight Center.The song—May’s first official solo single in more than two decades—is the guitarist’s personal tribute to NASA’s ongoing mission.“This project has energized me in a new way,” May said in a statement. “It’s been an exciting challenge to bring two sides of my life together—astronomy and music.”Known chiefly for his contributions to one of the greatest bands of all time, May is also an acclaimed scientist.After graduating from Imperial College London with a degree in physics, he began working toward a PhD. But when Queen hit it big in 1974, May abandoned his doctoral studies to become part of musical history.Brian May’s “New Horizons” track will debut Jan. 1 (via BrianMay.com)He returned to Imperial College in the fall of 2006, and completed his PhD some 37 years after it began.May has since served as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University for six years, had an asteroid named after him (52665 Brianmay), and co-founded global awareness campaign Asteroid Day.Earlier this year, New Horizons lead scientist Alan Stern “threw down the glove,” asking May to compose a theme for Ultima Thule, to be played as the probe reached its far-flung destination.“I was inspired by the idea that this is the furthest that the Hand of Man has ever reached,” May said. “To me, it epitomizes the human spirit’s unceasing desire to understand the universe we inhabit.”Launched in 2006 as part of NASA’s New Frontiers program, New Horizons completed its objective—perform a flyby of Pluto—in 2015, and has been cruising through the Kuiper Belt, more than 3.7 billion miles from Earth, ever since.May’s “New Horizons” track celebrates the mission’s 12-year journey, and includes a message from the late Stephen Hawking, congratulating the team on their successful rendezvous with Pluto three years ago.Listen for the song’s global premiere, broadcast live on Jan. 1 at 12:02 a.m. EST—the moment the historic Ultima Thule encounter is confirmed.More on Geek.com:‘Beam’ Your Support To New Horizons Ahead of Historic FlybyNASA Reveals Data Breach, Employees’ Personal Information at RiskYouTuber Builds Glitter Bomb Trap That Farts on Package Thieves
POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A small plane sustained some damage after a rough landing in Pompano Beach.According to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, the plane’s main landing gear collapsed on the runway at the Pompano Air Park, causing the crash.Officials said the plane spun around and sustained minor damage.No one was injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Islamic UniversityIslamic University (IU) authorities on Monday suspended a female student from the university allegedly for making ‘derogatory’ remarks about Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Facebook.The suspended student is Mousumi Akter Mou, a final year student of Finance and Banking department of the university.IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB that IU vice-chancellor Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari issued the suspension order against Mou as she posted an “abusive comment” on Facebook about BCL, the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).A three-member probe body was also formed with IU Student Adviser professor Rezwanul Islam as its head to look into the matter, he said, adding that further action will be taken after getting the probe report.
Filmmakers are increasingly taking up sensitive issues like rape, molestation and other crimes against women as a backdrop for their stories and say it’s an effort to create awareness. The year 2017 has witnessed this in a big way with Kaabil, Maatr, Mom and Lipstick Under My Burkha to the soon-to-release Bhoomi. The rushes of Omung Kumar’s Bhoomi hint that a father is out to seek revenge for his daughter’s sexual molestation. Kumar says “socially relevant films” are creating awareness and his effort is only to show what is happening in society. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Socially relevant movies work and awareness is generated. We are trying to contribute in whatever small way for the community. It is something that is happening (in society), but people have turned a blind eye (to it).”We are just trying to bring it up front and tell the world that it is happening and something should be done to stop it,” Kumar said, and hoped such “eye-openers” impact people in some way. In the recent past too, these subjects have come up in several films. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKaabil was the story of a young blind couple and how their life changes after the girl is raped by two men in her own house. Maatr and Mom, both revenge dramas, were stories about how the mothers, played by Raveena Tandon and Sridevi, respectively, take law into their own hands and go after the culprits who raped their daughters.In Lipstick under my Burkha, a bold film about the unbridled dreams of four women trapped in their lives owing to societal norms and stereotypes, depicts one character facing marital rape. Many say that films are a mirror of society, while there are others who blame movies for boosting eve-teasing and other social evils. So are such depictions an attempt to nurture a “more consciously responsible” population or can it have reverse reaction? Leena Yadav, the director of Parched, says films can’t take credit for bringing change in society and neither can society blame films for bringing bad things into structure.”We are feeding off each other. Films come from what is going around you. Secondly, it’s the way you depict anything that can make it vulgar, titillating, beautiful or spiritual. The same thing can be shot in 30 different ways. So when one depicts anything so sensitive (as rape and molestation), you have to be really very careful,” Yadav said.”Something that is from your end may be messaging, but it can also end up titillating and that is really sad. But what to do, we have twisted minds out there. So it is the responsibility of the filmmaker that when they tackle anything like that, it has to be done with utmost care as it is a very tricky thing,” added the director, who is now making a film titled Rajma Chawal.Often, women’s rights bodies target Bollywood for objectifying women. Are they happy with this change of focusing on socially relevant issues?Ranjana Kumari, Director, Centre for Social Research in Delhi, and a women’s rights activist, said, “Filmmakers have been showing all kinds of sexuality and sexual violence because it sells, but that does not mean they should continue doing it to make money. They should also know their social responsibility. In the wake of more gruesome violence, they should feel more responsible.” Social activist Pallabi Ghosh, however, feels that cinema has somehow helped in creating awareness as, after watching films, people are thinking that this is not just theirs but everyone’s issue.