England’s fabulous wingplay, Rhian Brewster’s goal and Spain’s switch to an all out attacking game by leaving spaces in the defence towards the end did them in, a crestfallen Spain coach Santiago Denia said after losing the Under-17 FIFA World Cup final here on Saturday.”Our forwards played well first 40 minutes, then the England goal really hurt us,” Denia told mediapersons at the post match presser.”England took a step forward by pressuring us up front that forced us to play possession game and they are very good at transition game. We had open spaces at the back and we did have some chances. But we did not have as much control as we would have liked,” the coach said.Denia said his team was confident of victory going into the break with a 2-1 lead. The Spaniards considered the match open even when England went up 3-2 in the second session.”Until 3-2 it was an open game but after that we had to go forward and leave spaces behind and we conceded goals. We had a very clear chance when it was 3-2 but after that England made it 4-2 and we lost the game at that stage,” the former Atletico Madrid player said.Asked why Spain failed to stop England’s wingplay, he said: “We had prepared a plan to curb England’s wingplay by deploying the left and right back with the midfielders to help them. As you guys saw, they (England) have very good technical players who can play inside. And Foden also cut in from the right. We knew that but we didn’t lay well.”advertisementDenia said he was broken after the defeat but still proud of the work the team has done over the past two years,”That goes beyond the result of final. We have accomplished as a team. We are runners up, we are Euro champions. I am proud of that,” he said.”England are a very good team and they played better than us. I am happy with the way we played but this result… we have to accept it.”Lauding England playmaker Philip Foden, Denia said he had a great future ahead.”He is a great player and has a great future ahead. We tried to defend him but he played well”.He did not think Spain were at a disadvantage having to play at four different venues. In contrast, England played six of their seven games in Kolkata.”No, that is something we cannot control. We are happy to play in four venues. We have been trying to adapt to the conditions in the first two-three days. But it wasn’t enough. Today, that is clear”.
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, September 19, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, has signaled his intention to get Jamaica re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Jamaica, through the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), is seeking to regain a seat in Category ‘C’ of the prestigious governing body of the IMO in December.In his remarks, read by his Senior Advisor, Bindley Sangster, at the MAJ’s recent 16th anniversary awards ceremony, the Minister pointed out that he had, on three prior occasions, successfully led the team to winning a seat on the Council between 2007 and 2011. He said the Government is keen on Jamaica retaining its status as the leading maritime state in the Caribbean, a standing that has been recognized not only by the IMO but also other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which are maritime countries with similar sustainable development challenges, and the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs).The Minister pointed out that the SIDS and LDCs look to Jamaica for leadership and representation at the IMO and elsewhere. He said the Government is serious about the development aspects of the Authority’s role to facilitate critically important maritime investments, which are clearly outlined in the MAJ’s commissioned study. They will help to create jobs and make Jamaica an envied shipping centre in the Caribbean. The study also shows Jamaica’s potential for maritime investments, such as bunkering, crewing and dry-docking.In 2010, the MAJ commissioned a study called Development of a Framework for Positioning Jamaica as a Shipping Hub, with funding support from the Commonwealth Secretariat.The Minister commended the Authority for a stellar job as the regulatory face for Jamaica’s maritime good order and development over the past 16 years. “You represent Jamaica admirably in the regional and international space, bringing much credit and recognition to the country, and helping to build our profile as a credible maritime state,” he said.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
With the entry of new low-cost carriers Vistara and AirAsia, the domestic aviation landscape has undergone a sea change, resulting in increased competition to Jet Airways and SpiceJet.However, Jet Airways is likely benefit more from the changing business picture in domestic aviation compared to budget carrier SpiceJet.Although Jet Airways has seen some pressure in the domestic market due to new entrants, it witnessed an increase in traffic for international routes. Currently, low-cost airlines occupy 63% share in the local market, The Economic Times reported.On the other hand, SpiceJet, which is facing a stiff competition from other budget carriers, has witnessed a decline in market share to 9.4% in the March quarter compared to 19% in April-June quarter 2014.Debt-ridden budget carrier SpiceJet has turned profitable for the first time in seven quarters posting a profit of ₹22.5 crore in the March quarter. But analysts said the turnaround is mainly because of cost cuts and not due to increase in traffic.SpiceJet, India’s fourth-largest airlines by market share, has also cut the fleet size to 35 from 53 earlier. The low-cost airlines currently operates 20 Boeing 737s and 15 Bombardier Q400 turbo prop planes.However, the scenario is quite different for India’s second largest airlines Jet Airways, which sees over 55% of its overall revenues from the international routes. Also, Jet Airways faces less competition in the international segment.Jet Airways accounted for 40% of ‘outbound and inbound traffic to and from India’ during the 11 months ending February 2015. Its market share also increased to 13% in 2013-14 compared to 1% in 2003-04.Experts say that Jet Airways can also use its partnership with Etihad Airways to make Abu Dhabi as India’s offshore hub by rising its global footprint.Besides, Jet Airways’s international traffic is likely to gain from the restrictions laid out by the government on the new carriers, Vistara and AirAsia.Jet Airways has reduced its losses to half and increased its revenues by 11.2% in the past two fiscal years.
“Some people think that graphene, a form of carbon, is the material of the future,” Allen Goldman tells PhysOrg.com. “It’s of high scientific interest because of its unusual electronic properties.” Citation: A new type of spin valve that uses graphene (2007, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-07-valve-graphene.html Goldman is a scientist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Working with Masaya Nishioka, also at the University of Minnesota, Goldman has found new insight into spin transport in graphene. Their findings are published in an article titled “Spin transport through multilayer graphene,” published in Applied Physics Letters.Goldman and Nishioka have created a spin valve, and also observed a magnetic field controlled resistance change of 0.39%. “It’s not a huge effect,” Goldman admits, “but it is a step.” He explains that this is not the first spin valve, but that it is the first that is “reasonably well characterized.” He continues: “This isn’t a huge breakthrough, but it is an incremental step in understanding graphene, and also a step in understanding whether this material has use in spin dependent electronics.”Spin dependent electronics, or “spintronics,” makes use of quantum spin states of electrons. Applications for spintronic devices, and spin valves in particular, are currently limited to mass-storage systems. However, the technology and science is so emergent, that further applications are possible. The spin valve, which is what Goldman and Nishioka’s work describes, makes use of magnetic thin films to control the resistive state of graphene: “We’re talking about a memory device that doesn’t have to be refreshed, and that is not volatile.”Because of its high electron mobility and low atomic number, graphene is of special interest in spintronics, and this is why Goldman and Nishioka chose to work with it. “The process seems really very simple,” says Goldman. He then writes via email to explain the process: “We take a substrate of silicon, which is doped and coated with silicon oxide. Then we place graphene flakes on the surface, and after selecting a suitable flake, fabricate a pair of cobalt electrodes to contact the flake. We can then switch the resistive state of the flake by controlling the relative orientations of the magnetizations of the electrodes.” But there are caveats. “Even though the set up is simple, it can be hard to make these devices,” Goldman says over the phone. “And even though we can make graphene, it is a difficult process, especially to make single-layer graphene, which is why use multilayer graphene.” He emphasizes again that the effect he and Nishioka observed was quite small.The goal, Goldman says, is to be able to master graphene to an extent that it would become possible to produce technologically useful devices. “Right now, we are at a point where we deal with little flakes. We need to work with films that are ordered over macroscopic distances,” he says.Goldman feels that there is potential in graphene. “I don’t really know if it is the material of the future,” he explains, “but this experiment brings us a step closer to understanding it better. If the problems with graphene can be solved, there is a very good chance that it could be very useful.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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.
Besides spicing up your food, chilli, it seems, also has some medicinal value. New research suggests the compound responsible for chilli’s heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most cancer-related deaths occur when cancer spreads to distant sites, a process called metastasis. “Lung cancer and other cancers commonly metastasise to secondary locations like the brain, liver or bone, making them difficult to treat,” said one of the study authors Jamie Friedman from Marshall University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Our study suggests the natural compound capsaicin from chilli peppers could represent a novel therapy to combat metastasis in lung cancer patients,” said Friedman, a doctoral candidate who performed the research in the laboratory of Piyali Dasgupta at Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine. In experiments involving three lines of cultured human non-small cell lung cancer cells, researchers observed capsaicin inhibited invasion, the first step of the metastatic process. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey also found mice with metastatic cancer that consumed capsaicin showed smaller areas of metastatic cancer cells in the lung compared with mice not receiving the treatment. The findings were presented during the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting being held from April 6-9 in Orlando, Florida. Additional experiments revealed capsaicin suppresses lung cancer metastasis by inhibiting activation of the protein Src. This protein plays a role in the signalling that controls cellular processes like proliferation, differentiation, motility and adhesion. “We hope one day capsaicin can be used in combination with other chemotherapeutics to treat a variety of lung cancers.”