Hector Bellerin extends Arsenal contract

first_imgArsenal full back Hector Bellerin has signed a contract extension, the Premier League club said on Monday.The 21-year-old Spain international, who had been linked with a move to Barcelona where he started his career, arrived in London in 2011 and has established himself as Arsenal’s first-choice right back.”I’m really, really happy and this club is my home right now,” Bellerin told the club website.”I wasn’t thinking about anything else other than staying here and continuing my development here,” he added.”Arsenal is not only about being a footballer, you have to be a good person to play here. That’s what everyone transmits inside the club.”British media reported that Bellerin had extended his contract with Arsenal to 2022.last_img read more

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Affordable 6.1-inch iPhone specs leak ahead of September 12 launch

first_imgA new report claims that Apple will be launching this year’s iPhones on September 12. The report further reveals that the upcoming iPhones will go on pre-orders on Sept 14 and the sale will kick start on Sept 21. Apple, like last year, is expected to launch three iPhones even this year, and reportedly they are going to be the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus and a budget segment iPhone. There is, however, some confusion on the name of the affordable iPhone launching this year. Some reports claim that it could be the successor to the iPhone 8 and could be called iPhone 9, while some other reports suggest that it could be an upgraded version of the iPhone SE and may be called iPhone SE 2.We have already come across several reports revealing details of the affordable iPhone. The handset is expected to come with a 6.1-inch display with LCD panels, single rear and front cameras, iPhone X like notch and also glass back cover. With nearly a month to go for the launch, some new information regarding the 6.1-inch iPhone have surfaced online.Some developers have reportedly dug out some new information about the budget iPhone from Apple’s Xcode software. Firstly, the code re-confirms the already rumoured information. It reveals that the affordable iPhone will come with a 6.1-inch display and single camera setup on the back panel. In addition to this information, the codes also reveal some possible names for the iPhone. The names that appear in the Xcode software show names like “iPhone xx” and “iPhone9.7”. The codes also reveal that the 6.1-inch iPhone will come with a model number “N84”.advertisementDigging further, the codes also reveal some of the hardware configurations of the budget segment iPhone. It suggests that the 6.1-inch iPhone will sport a DCI-P3 LCD panel and will be powered by Apple’s A10 chipset.So far we have heard a lot about the 6.1-inch iPhone. The handset is said to come with a notch above the edge-to-edge display and a glass back cover. It is also expected to come packed with Apple’s Face ID tech. Overall, the budget iPhone launching this year is said to be the successor to the iPhone SE but will be built in iPhone 8’s body.The most interesting bit about the 6.1-inch iPhone is said to its price. As far as the pricing is concerned, Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s often very accurate at its claims regarding upcoming Apple products, believes that this budget iPhone will be priced between $600 – $700 — which is roughly around Rs 42,000 – Rs 50,000.last_img read more

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Phil Neville’s son Harvey called into Republic of Ireland Under-19 squad

first_imgShare via Email Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Neville joined Manchester United, for whom his father made 263 appearances, in July 2018 after leaving Valencia, where his father was a coach and his uncle Gary was manager. Phil Neville won 59 England caps.Neville Snr, speaking after England Women’s 1-0 win over Portugal, said: “I’m super proud, he’s a good kid and he’s got a long way to go but he’s very determined. He makes his own decisions, he creates his own pathway and he knows what he wants to do and knows where he’s going. “He know’s he’s got a long way to go and a lot of improvement to do. I’m proud of him because he wants to do it his own way and he’s not influenced by anyone in the family and he’s always been that way since the day he was born, very determined boy.“The proud thing is that he works so hard, half the family are Irish, half are English, my wife’s side are all Irish. I look forward to watching him play on Friday against Denmark and I’ll be a super proud dad.”Other new call-ups to the Ireland squad include the Germany-born forward Conor Noss, an 18-year-old included in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s first-team squad for last weekend’s Bundesliga game against Augsburg. Topics Read more Republic of Ireland Share on Facebook Phil Nevillecenter_img Share on Messenger Phil Neville says he would leave Lionesses ‘if it was the right thing to do’ Harvey Neville, son of the England Women manager Phil Neville, has been called up by the Republic of Ireland Under-19s for Friday’s friendly against Denmark in Sligo.The 17-year-old defender, a youth player at Manchester United, qualifies for Ireland through his maternal grandmother. He has never represented the country. Ireland finished fourth in July’s Under-19 European Championship, losing in the semi-finals to Portugal. Reuse this content Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn newslast_img read more

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Casemiro: I bet Ronaldo stays at Real Madrid

first_imgTransfers Casemiro: I bet Ronaldo stays at Real Madrid Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 14:45 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) CristianoRonaldo - Cropped Getty Images Transfers Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Real Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool UEFA Champions League Primera División The Brazil international midfielder does not see discussions over the Ballon d’Or winner’s future as credible Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has revealed he had already made a bet with Cristiano Ronaldo that the superstar forward will stay with the European champions.Ronaldo threatened to overshadow his team’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Liverpool on Saturday when he cast doubt over his future.The 33-year-old hinted at a shock exit from the Spanish giants, despite being contracted until 2021. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But Casemiro said he was so confident Ronaldo would stay, he had already made a bet with his team-mate.”I’ve already bet with him. I bet he stays,” the Brazil international said.Gareth Bale was Madrid’s hero in Kiev, the Wales star scoring a brace after Sadio Mane had cancelled out Karim Benzema’s opener.The 28-year-old also suggested he could leave in search of more game time, while Madrid are linked with numerous players this close-season – including Neymar.Casemiro said he would welcome any strong additions to the squad, but he wants more of the same from Ronaldo.”Of course, every year people talk about who arrives and who leaves. No doubt players like Neymar, [Eden] Hazard and [Robert] Lewandowski have lots of quality,” he said.”They are always welcome here because they have a lot of quality, but what I want from Cristiano is what he has been doing.”And in the ends in the finals, it’s always the same.”He is not the first Real Madrid star to back Ronaldo to stay at the club. Karim Benzema, who netted the opener in Saturday’s final, does not believe the Ballon d’Or winner will depart, while president Florentino Perez also cast doubt on the prospect of the Portuguese departing this summer.last_img read more

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6 days agoHawk-Eye apologise after Spurs blunder

first_imgHawk-Eye apologise after Spurs blunderby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe company that provides the Premier League’s video assistant referee (VAR) technology has apologised to Tottenham and Watford fans after an incorrect graphic was sent to the big screen during Saturday’s 1-1 draw.Dele Alli rescued a point for Spurs after a VAR review for handball decided the goal had been correctly awarded.However, initially the big screen wrongly indicated a ‘no goal’ verdict.Hawk-Eye Innovations said it will work with the league to avoid future issues.The company said: “Hawk-Eye apologises to Spurs and Watford fans for the confusion caused.”We are working together with the Professional Game Match Officials Board [the body responsible for professional match officials in England] and the Premier League to understand the root cause of this problem and propose a series of measures to ensure it won’t happen again.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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We need to make Old Trafford a fortress – Maguire

first_imgHarry Maguire has called for Manchester United to turn Old Trafford into a ‘fortress’ this season after thrashing Chelsea 4-0 in their first Premier League game of the 2019-20 season .The England international centre-half joined from Leicester City in a whopping £80 million ($96m) deal – a record-breaking fee for a defender this summer and helped the Red Devils to a clean sheet on his debut.Marcus Rashford won and converted a penalty as Kurt Zouma lunged in clumsily in the first half, before he and Anthony Martial turned a narrow scoreline into a rout within two second-half minutes, before debutant Daniel James rounded off the scoring. 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? Maguire was pleased with his new side’s start to the season but implored his team-mates to build on their strong opening at home and make the most of Old Trafford going forward, following a season in which the Red Devils managed just two clean sheets in front of their own fans.”It is a great start for myself and the team,” Maguire said after the game.“We rode our luck a bit first half but second we were much more ourselves.”It is the first game at Old Trafford, so I think there were nerves. We gave the ball away in dangerous areas. We moved it nicely second half and our front three are so dangerous on the break.”We knew there were only two clean sheets last year here. We need to make it a fortress.”Speaking on a personal note, Maguire was happy with his own performance but insisted that he had more to give.”I felt good. I’ve only had three or four days with the lads. I am going to get fitter and better.”United’s next test is a tough trip to Molineux to face Wolves, while Chelsea have the unenviable task of taking on Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup before hosting Leicester City in the Premier League.last_img read more

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AAP says no to alliance just in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday said an alliance just in Delhi is not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else with it. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that giving three seats to the Congress in the national capital would mean “giving three seats to the BJP”, when asked his opinion on the 4:3 seat sharing formula proposed by the Congress. He said the Congress first proposed 6:3:1 seat sharing formula to the AAP in Haryana where six seats would be for Congress, three for Janayak Janata Party and one seat for AAP. “Our decision to form an alliance with the Congress was to stop the Modi-Shah duo,” he said. Senior party leader Sanjay Singh said they have agreed to all the seat sharing arrangements that the Congress proposed but even then the grand old party backtracked. “After discussions with our alliance partner in Haryana JJP we agreed to it but the Congress refused and said they can’t give more than two seats to the JJP and proposed 7:2:1 formula,” said Singh, who was negotiating with the Congress. JJP chief Dushyant Chautala even agreed to that but then the Congress backtracked again on Friday night, saying there is no possibility of formation of any alliance anywhere except Delhi, he said. However, sources say that even though the possibility of formation of an alliance has been completely closed in Haryana, the AAP is still open to alliance in the national capital in 5:2 formula with five seats for the ruling party.last_img read more

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China delays planned 11 billion investment in Hambantota port

A source familiar with China’s thinking said it may wait until May, when Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visits Beijing, to sign both deals.The Chinese foreign ministry did not respond to a request for comment.The previously unreported setback for Sri Lanka suggests Beijing is digging in its heels as it negotiates its global “One Belt, One Road” initiative to open up new land and sea routes for Chinese goods. “If we just have the port and no industrial zone, what is the use of the port? So you must have the port and you must have the industrial zone,” he said. China will delay a planned billion dollar investment in the Hambantota port until Sri Lanka clears legal and political obstacles to a related project, sources familiar with the talks said, piling more pressure on the island nation, the Reuters news agency reported.Heavily indebted Sri Lanka needs the money, but payment for China’s interests in Hambantota port could be delayed by several weeks or months, the sources added. Now Beijing has linked the signing of the port deal with an agreement to develop the industrial zone, saying it would hold off on both until Colombo resolved domestic issues, officials on both sides of the talks said.“China has said that when they start the port, they want the land also,” Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said, although he added that China had not made it a precondition.Yi Xianliang, Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka, said the two deals were related. After signing an agreement last December, state-run China Merchants Port Holdings had been expected to buy an 80 percent stake in the southern port before an initial target date of Jan. 7. Beijing also has a separate understanding with Colombo to develop a 15,000-acre industrial zone in the same area, a deal that Sri Lanka was hoping to finalize later. But Colombo’s plans to sell the stake and acquire land for the industrial zone have run into stiff domestic opposition, backed by trade unions and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.A legislator close to Rajapaksa is also challenging the government’s plans in court. President Maithripala Sirisena is struggling to contain popular opposition to land acquisition for the huge Chinese industrial zone, including from Rajapaksa, who remains an influential opposition legislator.The deal for the port development and industrial zone has also been challenged in court, which means it is stuck at least until the next hearing on March 3.Asked whether the agreement would be delayed until the court had ruled, Yi, the Chinese ambassador, said: “Oh yes. We will follow the rule of law. We have the patience to wait.”Rajapaksa’s role, the court case and violent protests by people afraid they could be evicted from their land underlined how Beijing does not always get its own way even in countries that badly need investment. Sri Lanka wants Chinese money to help alleviate its debt burden; the government had expected to have the proceeds from the stake sale within six months of signing the agreement before Jan. 7.Sri Lanka has been under pressure from the International Monetary Fund to cut its deficit, shore up foreign exchange reserves and increase tax revenues as part of a $1.5 billion loan agreement struck in 2016. At least part of the money from the port deal would have gone toward paying down some of the more expensive loans on the government’s books, some of which are from China, a senior Sri Lankan government official said.Hambantota port and a nearby airport were built from 2008 by the Rajapaksa government with the help of $1.7 billion in Chinese loans.When Sirisena unseated Rajapaksa in an upset victory in 2015, he froze all Chinese investments, alleging unfair dealings by his predecessor.Sirisena eventually negotiated a new deal with the Chinese government that involved the stake sale and further plans for the Chinese to develop an industrial zone.The Chinese government expects to invest about $5 billion to develop the area within 3-5 years. Sirisena also agreed to give land to the Chinese on a 99-year lease. The terms did not go down well with port trade unions, which have asked the government to reduce the Chinese stake to 65 percent and lease period to 50 years.Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in January when a demonstration against the planned industrial zone turned violent. read more

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Crews breaking ground on new East Village hotel

by Crystal Laderas Posted Nov 2, 2016 1:20 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ALT Hotel|Calgary|Calgary Municipal Land Corporatio|East Village|YYC Crews breaking ground on new East Village hotel Construction is starting on a new $40 million hotel in East Village, just the second in the sprouting urban community.The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation is leading the project, in partnership with Group Germain Hotels and Homes by Avi Group of Companies, for the new ALT Hotel at the corner of Confluence Way and 6 Ave. S.E.We had an exciting morning as we celebrated the start of construction on #YYC’s first @ALTHotel! pic.twitter.com/979IRBMuOh— East Village (@EastVillageYYC) November 2, 2016CMLC spokesperson Susan Veres said East Village is in the middle of a 20-year redevelopment that’s progressing rapidly.“There will be almost 12,000 people living here,” she told 660 NEWS. “It will become its own hospitality, cultural district, which will have thousands of visitors every year.”The 11-storey hotel will have 155 pet friendly rooms and 5,000 feet of meeting space.It’s slated to open in 2018. http://www.calgarymlc.ca/alt/ read more

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Selfemployed would pay more tax if they got extra benefits in return

first_imgSelf-employed would ‘pay more tax if they got extra benefits in return’ Leo Varadkar said that the results of the survey carried out by his department would inform Budget 2018. 32 Comments Short URL May 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 2 May 2017, 7:00 AM 9,551 Views Share Tweet Email2 ALMOST THREE IN every four people who are self-employed would support having the option to pay a higher rate of PRSI in return for one or more benefits, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Social Protection.The Survey of the Self-Employed found that 88% of self-employed people would pay a higher rate of PRSI in return for a set of specific benefit(s). Currently, a large majority (80%) believe that the range of social benefits available to them are “poor” and “not value for money”.Top of the list in terms of extra benefits for the self-employed would be cover for long-term illness, short-term illness, or unemployment.Minister Leo Varadkar said that the results of this survey “will guide new policy developments in the short-term, including Budget 2018, and the longer term”.“No value for money”The survey, which received 3,200 responses from self-employed people across the country, was carried out in August 2016.Over 80% of those surveyed are dissatisfied with the range of social insurance benefits available to them, rating them “poor” or “very poor”.Similarly, those who contribute rate the value for money from what they put in as “poor” or “very poor”.There were low levels of coverage from private insurance reported, with only 28% of respondents covered financially for long-term illness, and only 2% for unemployment.Additional benefitsIn a statement, Minister Varadkar said that this survey helped him to formulate measures for the self-employed included in Budget 2017, such as allowing self-employed people to avail of the optical and dental treatment benefit scheme.He said that giving the self-employed access to the invalidity pension later this year would go some way to benefit them, without increasing PRSI.“For the first time, they will have access to the safety-net of State income supports if they become permanently unable to work through illness or disability,” he said.He added that the results of this survey would guide policy developments in the short-term for Budget 2018, and in the longer term.Following on from this survey, external consultants have been enlisted to consider the cost of extending individual benefits to the self-employed.Once that’s been done, Varadkar says he will host a public consultation on increasing the scope of social insurance cover for the self-employed, and generally on how benefits should be financed in Ireland.Read: Here are the things that must happen before and after a united Ireland becomes a realityRead: ‘That could change the game’: Bertie Ahern weighs in on Mary Lou as Sinn Féin leader By Sean Murray http://jrnl.ie/3367726 last_img read more

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Corrections officer arrested for bringing contraband into Miami jail

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A corrections officer was arrested, accused of bringing contraband into the Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami.Officer Evelyn Bruton was taken into custody Thursday morning.According to officials, Bruton sped off when officers attempted to inspect her car. A short chase ensued, but she was caught soon after.The Florida Department of Corrections released a statement, which reads, “Any officer found to be engaging in the introduction of contraband is subject to arrest and dismissal. The actions of this officer are unacceptable and do not align with the professional standards we hold for all FDC staff.”Bruton’s charges are unknown at this time.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Research group suggests Chicxulub crater may have been caused by binary asteroids

first_img Binary asteroids are not wholly uncommon – space scientists estimate that as many as 15 percent of those observable are binaries. This observation has caused scientists problems though, due to the dearth of evidence of binaries striking the Earth – as few as 2 to 4 percent. In this new research, the team, led by Katarina Miljkovic, suggests that many of the craters evident on the surface of the Earth, and believed to have been caused by a single asteroid, may in fact have been caused by binaries. They say that a binary could cause just one crater if the two asteroids were close enough together when they struck. They suggest such craters would likely have a peanut shape, or have one side distorted.The team came to these conclusions after building computer simulations that showed asteroids hitting the earth. Some of the craters that resulted were oblong, or irregularly shaped, which they say, means the same could be true of real craters here on Earth. They point to Chicxulub as one such example, which many scientists believe is the scar left behind by an asteroid strike so violent it caused the demise of the dinosaurs. They note that the crater has some asymmetries that could be explained by a binary strike. If that were the case, they further suggest it likely that the combined size of the asteroid would have been roughly the same as the calculated size of a single entity – namely a combined diameter of 7 to 10 km. The crater left behind has a diameter of approximately 180 km, which means, the researchers say, that twin asteroids could have been as far apart as 80 km and still produced a single crater.The researchers suggest scientists will have to take a new look at other existing craters to try to determine if they too are possibly the result of binary strikes and if so, recalculate their number. Likewise, other scientists might also begin to ponder the doubly hard problem of preventing future binaries from striking the planet. Journal information: Earth and Planetary Science Letters Example of overlapping craters most likely created in close binary asteroid impacts: (a–b) elliptical, (c) peanut shaped, (d) tear-drop shaped and (e–f) elliptical with a lip, identified using THEMIS database (Christensen et al., 2010). The white outline shows the transverse ejecta lobes formed in a collision of the ejecta from the two close craters forming simultaneously. Credit: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2012.12.033 Explore further © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Research group suggests Chicxulub crater may have been caused by binary asteroids (2013, February 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-group-chicxulub-crater-binary-asteroids.htmlcenter_img Study suggests dinosaurs killed off by more than one asteroid More information: Morphology and population of binary asteroid impact craters, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 363, 1 February 2013, Pages 121–132. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2012.12.033AbstractObservational data show that in the Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) region 15% of asteroids are binary. However, the observed number of plausible doublet craters is 2–4% on Earth and 2–3% on Mars. This discrepancy between the percentage of binary asteroids and doublets on Earth and Mars may imply that not all binary systems form a clearly distinguishable doublet crater owing to insufficient separation between the binary components at the point of impact. We simulate the crater morphology formed in close binary asteroid impacts in a planetary environment and the range of possible crater morphologies includes: single (circular or elliptical) craters, overlapping (tear-drop or peanut shaped) craters, as well as clearly distinct, doublet craters. While the majority of binary asteroids impacting Earth or Mars should form a single, circular crater, about one in four are expected to form elongated or overlapping impact craters and one in six are expected to be doublets. This implies that doublets are formed in approximately 2% of all asteroid impacts on Earth and that elongated or overlapping binary impact craters are under-represented in the terrestrial crater record. The classification of a complete range of binary asteroid impact crater structures provides a template for binary asteroid impact crater morphologies, which can help in identifying planetary surface features observed by remote sensing. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.K. and Australia has published a paper in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, suggesting that the crater Chicxulub, off the coast of Mexico, may have come about due to the impact of binary asteroids (those that travel in pairs), rather than just a single one. The crater is thought by many scientists to be evidence of an asteroid strike that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Astronomers observe the awakening of a BeXray binary

first_img Be/X-ray binaries (Be/XRBs) consist of Be stars and, usually, neutron stars, including pulsars. Observations have found that most of these systems showcase weak persistent X-ray emission that is interrupted by outbursts lasting several weeks.Discovered in 1977, A0538−66 is a Be/XRB system located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Many of the binary’s properties make it remarkable. For instance, it hosts one of the fastest spinning pulsars know to date—with a period of only 69 milliseconds. It has also one of the shortest orbital periods (about 16.64 days) and one of the highest eccentricities (approximately 0.72) among the Be/XRBs so far identified.During the first years after its discovery, A0538−66 was observed to emit bright X-ray outbursts with peak luminosity reaching even duodecillion erg/s. Afterward, the source entered a quiescent period during which its luminosity varied from 5.0 decillion to 40 undecillion erg/s.Now, a team of astronomers led by Lorenzo Ducci of Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany, reports that A0538−66 is once again active. Observations of this binary conducted last year with the use of XMM-Newton, show that it is emitting bright X-ray outbursts.”In 2018, we carried out XMM-Newton observations of A0538−66 during three consecutive orbits when the pulsar was close to periastron. In the first two observations, we discovered a remarkable variability, with flares of typical durations between two to 50 seconds and peak luminosities up to 400 undecillion erg/s (0.2−10 keV),” the astronomers wrote in the paper.According to the paper, the flares were absent when the source was observed for the third time in 2018, and its luminosity was measured to be about 20 decillion erg/s. Between the two outbursts, the luminosity was found to be about 10 times higher.The astronomers emphasized how powerful and fast the two observed outbursts were. They noted that such fast flaring activity has never been observed in A0538−66, or most probably any other known Be/XRB.Pondering the possible explanation for such peculiar flaring activity, the researchers point to transitions between the accretion and supersonic propeller regimes. However, although they find this scenario the most plausible, they do not exclude any other hypotheses at the moment. “Although other explanations for the observed variability cannot be excluded, we speculate that the strong and rapid flares occur because the source was accreting from a spherically symmetric flow, not mediated by an accretion disk. In these conditions, an atmosphere can form above the NS [neutron star] magnetosphere, and flares might be produced by rapid changes between the accretion and supersonic propeller regime,” the authors of the paper concluded.They added that more studies of spectral properties of A0538−66, focused at higher energies, could help verify the possible scenarios. © 2019 Science X Network XMM-Newton spectra of A0538−66 during the three luminosity levels, fitted with two absorbed power laws (plus a Gaussian line for the intermediate and high luminosity levels). The lower panels show the residuals of the fits. Image credit: Ducci et al., 2019. Using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have spotted bright X-ray outbursts emitted by a Be/X-ray binary known as A0538−66. The discovery marks the ending of an over three-decade-long period of quiescence of this system. The finding is detailed in a paper published July 18 on arXiv.org. Explore further 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. AX J1949.8+2534 is a supergiant fast X-ray transient, observations confirm Citation: Astronomers observe the awakening of a Be/X-ray binary (2019, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-astronomers-awakening-bex-ray-binary.html More information: Awakening of the fast-spinning accreting Be/X-ray pulsar A0538-66, arXiv:1907.08078. arxiv.org/abs/1907.08078last_img read more

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Colins 2018 NFL Mock Draft 20

first_imgAfter the NFL Scouting Combine, and news that Denver is likely out of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, Colin had to go back in the lab and re-mock his first mock draft based on the most recent information. His 2.0 Top 10 changes considerably because Denver looks like they’ll be pursuing a QB with the 5th pick. Saquon Barkley’s impressive combine performance also has him moving up.Here’s how Colin sees the top of the draft playing out, 2.0:Browns: Sam Darnold, QB, USC – No change here, the Browns stick  with Sam Darnold. He’s got a body that can withstand the punishment of the AFC North, loves football, and is just scratching the surface of his overall potential. Saquon Barkley’s impressive combine performance has Browns fans clamoring to make him the pick here. Don’t overthink this Cleveland.(1.0 – Sam Darnold, QB, USC)Non mais quelle fin de match ! QB Sam Darnold pour WR Deontay Burnett. TD Trojans !USC 24, Texas 17 OTpic.twitter.com/R1jDYdnOhe— TBP College Football (@thebluepennant) September 17, 2017 7. Bucs: Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame –  No change here. Tampa needs offensive line help, and Nelson is a pencil in Day 1 starter, and a nastier version of Zach Martin. Nelson is a huge protection upgrade for Jameis Winston and will be a beast in the run game. He could be the best overall player in the draft.Quenton Nelson (LG #56) is an elite prospect. Blocks like this are why 😳 pic.twitter.com/JQVRte6XM8— J.R. (@JReidDraftScout) January 29, 2018(1.0-Quenton Nelson, OG, ND) 8. Bears: Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State – Ward put on a show at the combine with a 4.32 40-yard dash, and is the best cover corner in the draft. He has the potential to have an immediate impact like fellow Buckeye Marshon Lattimore did with the Saints. They can add offense later.Does Denzel Ward get docked for doing this? pic.twitter.com/MwXUEY6Fk7— Marcus Chai (@OaklandScout) February 1, 2018(1.0 – Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M) Advertisement 5. Broncos: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA – With recent reports indicating that the Broncos aren’t among the finalists for Kirk Cousins, Denver shifts their focus to finding a franchise quarterback. While some teams might be turned off by Rosen’s opinionated nature, he’s very similar to John Elway when he cam out of Stanford. After living through two seasons in QB purgatory, Elway gets the most polished quarterback in the draft to revive Denver’s offense.(1.0 – Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama)“The Legend of Josh Rosen.”UCLA comes back to defeat Texas A&M in dramatic fashion! via @CFBONFOX pic.twitter.com/qBVaCZHcrp— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) September 4, 2017 3. Colts: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State – With Saquon Barkley off the board, the Colts grab freakish pass rusher Bradley Chubb to build their weak defensive core. Chubb would give them their first stud pass rusher since Dwight Freeney. GM Chris Ballard gets a cornerstone piece as he continues to rebuild the roster.(1.0 – Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State)Whew. Bradley Chubb speed rush 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/hQSudmbtD0— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) February 18, 2018 6. Jets: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama – Based on recent reports, Colin thinks the Jets will land Kirk Cousins in free agency and add an offensive weapon with Ridley to support their investment. Cousins needs to be surrounded by talent to succeed. Ridley gives him an explosive weapon to pair with a decent receiving corps. It’s a good fit.(1.0 – Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State)Quick highlights for CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) who’s expected by most to be the 1st wide receiver selected in this year’s #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/oYadWGBE8i— PirateLife Football (@PirateLifeFF) February 20, 2018center_img 4. Browns (From Houston): Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama – The Browns second first round pick remains unchanged. Bama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick is still the pick, and the player with the least bust potential in the draft. Cleveland gets an attitude changing anchor and transformative leadership. Fitzpatrick’s solid combine performance only confirmed that he can be a versatile impact player in the NFL(1.0- Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama)Minkah is a God. pic.twitter.com/2Ul4FAaqqN— The Mick Nartin™ (@themicknartin) February 11, 2018 10. Raiders: Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio – Davenport is a relatively unknown pass rusher with limitless athletic ability, and Jon Gruden needs defensive help. This will be seen as a reach by some, but Davenport dominated the competition at the Senior Bowl and plays angry. Khalil Mack was unknown, too.(1.0 – Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas San-Antonio)Wanna see some hands and nuanced footwork, check out Marcus Davenport here. Makes it seem like such an easy sack, but if you watch how well he sets up the tackle you see why pic.twitter.com/0wO8LbDvD9— Coach Coker (@filmstudybuddy) February 6, 2018 Here’s Colin to run it down:1. Browns – Sam Darnold2. Giants – Saquon Barkley3. Colts – Bradley Chubb4. Browns – Minkah Fitzpatrick5. Broncos – Josh Rosen@ColinCowherd unveils his post-#NFLCombine Mock Draft 2.0 pic.twitter.com/vPVpjPRHeB— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 6, 2018 2. Giants: Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State – Coming off a strong combine, Barkley’s stock continues to rise. Colin thinks Giants ownership is gun shy about drafting a QB with the second overall pick because of the uproar after Eli Manning’s benching last year. Barkley gives them their best running back since Tiki Barber, and a legitimate home run hitter to pair with Odell Beckham.(1.0 – Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA) 9. Bills (From Niners): Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming – With Minkah Fitzpatrick, Denzel Ward and Quenton Nelson off the board, John Lynch decides to trade down and Buffalo slides into the 9 slot to grab Josh Allen. Tyrod Taylor clearly isn’t the answer, and Allen’s size and huge arm make him a perfect fit for the harsh elements in the second half of the season. Allen isn’t a finished product and has a bigger than average bust potential, but you can’t deny his physical tools.(1.0 – Niners: Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State)Amazing stuff from Josh Allen at the NFL Combine. Has looked the best out of the first group. Baker, Rudolph and Rosen are in the second group. pic.twitter.com/sjxQbHeEor— Buffalo Sports Talk (@BUFSportsTalk) March 3, 2018last_img read more

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PEOPLE Sousa joins Merit Travel as VP Business Development

first_img Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Travelweek Group Posted by TORONTO — Merit Travel has named Janice Sousa as its Vice President, Business Development. Reporting to Merit Travel President Jason Merrithew, Sousa will seek to bolster Merit’s larger leisure client relationships and develop new and innovative membership travel programs. Her various senior positions in the travel industry include responsibility for the initial development of Me to We Tours and most recently Director of Canadian Sales for EF Educational Tours. [PEOPLE] Sousa joins Merit Travel as VP, Business Development Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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LefkaApliki crossing to close for an hour

first_imgAUTHORITIES in the north have said that the crossing point at Lefka-Apliki will be closed for one hour on Friday due to works in the area.The crossing point will be closed from 11am to 12.30.Located some 50km from the capital, the Lefka-Apliki crossing was opened to the public on November 12 this year. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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