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a month agoCrystal Palace striker Benteke: I’d be Liverpool star

first_imgCrystal Palace striker Benteke: I’d be Liverpool starby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has claimed he could make it into Liverpool’s first team if he was still playing at Anfield.The Belgian striker made the move to Palace in 2016 after just one season with the Reds.He told Sportbible: “Yeah. It’s easy to say now because I play for Palace and they play for Liverpool, but when you train every day with the same players and the manager believes in you, it’s easier.”People will say I’m making excuses, but everyone knows the club was going through a transition when I was there.”If you compare the team from when I was there to the current team, I think there are only three, four players still in the first XI, most of them are new.”Benteke scored 10 times in 42 appearances for Liverpool following his transfer from Aston Villa in 2015. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Meriaura Goes after Bigger Ships

first_imgFinnish shipping company Meriaura, specializing in the transport of industrial raw materials and project cargo on the Baltic Sea and in Europe, has hired a dry cargo vessel from Aalto Shipping Company on a long-term charter.The 8,700 tonne and 12,700 cbm M/V Aristo is significantly larger than the vessels operated by Meriaura until now.Because of its large cubic capacity, the 1 A ice-class ship is suitable for large volume bulk cargoes, such as biofuels, wood and sawn timber. The ship has two separate cargo holds and partial tween decks that allow transporting of part cargoes and project cargoes.“With this vessel type we respond to customer needs and to changing material flows in the Baltic Sea. Carrying products of bio and circular economy has always been part of the core business of our company. Now we are able to carry larger cargo quantities,” says Beppe Rosin, Vice Managing Director of Meriaura.The long-term time charter arrangement complies with the strategy of Meriaura Group to have a mixed fleet of owned tonnage and long-term time charter contracts.“Expanding our fleet is a clear target. We are continuously looking for potential candidates for purchase or time charter, also the in size of M/V Airisto,” commented Rosin.MV Airisto will be delivered to Meriaura at end of September after it completes its docking in Tallinn. After Airisto joins the Meriaura fleet, the company’s bulk tonnage will comprise of 15 vessels. Meriaura also owns and operates two deck carriers and one roro-vessel.last_img read more

Bitter debut for Southamptons Slattery

first_imgThe new Saints signing was part of the 1-1 draw between his side and Burnley on Saturday’s English Premier League fixture.Southampton and Burnley tied 1-1 in yesterday’s English Premier League fixture.Nathan Redmon scored for the Saints in the 55th minute, but a penalty by Ashley Barnes in the last play of the match helped Burnley draw the match.And for Callum Slattery, losing two points left him with mixed emotions, after making his first Premier League debut.📸Unbeaten in 2019 but disappointed. #SaintsFC’s Saturday retold with the day’s best photos from Turf Moor ➡️ https://t.co/NjNjv32loY pic.twitter.com/wPYRKi8TUT— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 2, 2019“I’m very pleased,” he said to Southampton’s official website.“It’s a proud day to get a full 90 in the Premier League and a first start, so it’s a great feeling, but it’s bittersweet not to come away with three points.”“I thought I did well – I got stuck in and I wasn’t in fear of the crowd or the game. It’s a tough place to come, but I thought I did well in the game,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’m loving it. We’re learning every day under the manager, and from being in and around the first-team boys. Hopefully, we can keep kicking on.”“[Nathan Redmond] He’s a great player who is always giving me advice as a young player,” Slattery continued.“It’s great to play up alongside him and behind him, and see what he can do. Nath’s a player who’s capable of that in every game.”“As soon as he gets the ball he’s a danger, and it’s good for the rest of the team that he’s in this form. Hopefully, he can keep it up,” he concluded.The Saints are currently in the 16th position of the English Premier League standings with 24 points, thanks to five wins, nine draws and 11 loses.The team is near the relegation zone, ahead just for a couple of points of its rivals.Next week they will host Cardiff City, and then will visit Arsenal while taking Fulham at home at the end of the month.#SaintsFC’s @Callumslattery8 reflects on a bittersweet first #PL start after today’s draw at #BurnleyFC…— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 2, 2019last_img read more

Indonesia quake kills 82 on tourist island

first_imgA man looks at debris from his partially collapsed home following a strong earthquake in Lendang Bajur Hamlet, Lombok island, Indonesia 6 August, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Photo: ReutersAt least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed.The death toll is expected to rise with hundreds injured and thousands of houses damaged, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement on Monday.Singapore Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, who was on the 10th floor of a hotel in the Lombok town of Mataram at the time of the quake, wrote on Facebook that his room shook violently and walls cracked.”It was quite impossible to stand up. Heard screams. Came out, and made my way down a staircase, while building was still shaking. Power went out for a while. Lots of cracks, fallen doors,” he wrote.Most of the victims were killed by falling rubble in northern and western parts of Lombok.An initial tsunami warning of waves of up to half a metre was issued following the quake but later withdrawn.Lombok was hit by another powerful 6.4 quake a week earlier on July 29, killing 17 people and injuring hundreds of people.More than 100 aftershocks have rattled Lombok since the quake, which was so powerful it was felt on the neighbouring island of Bali.”The night condition and some disconnected communication lines pose some challenges in the field. Death count is expected to increase still,” the disaster management agency said.Tourists queue to leave Lombok Island after an earthquake hit, as seen at Lombok International airport, Indonesia, 6 August, 2018. Photo: ReutersI Nyoman Sidakarya, head of Mataram’s search and rescue agency, told TvOne, authorities will evacuate around 700 tourists and local residents from the nearby Gili Islands.”We will evacuate people off of the three Gili islands. Some of them are hurt and are in shock,” Sidakarya said in the televised interview.One person in Gili Air was killed, he said, but details about the victim is unknown yet.Saffron Amis, a British student visiting the Gili Islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, told Reuters by text message that dozens of tourists were evacuated to a hill after the quake.The quake struck Lombok in the early evening at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).Most of Lombok suffered power cuts, local media reported.Travellers at the international airports in Lombok and Bali were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the buildings but operations were not disrupted, officials said.The quake was felt for several seconds in Bali, where people ran out of houses, hotels and restaurants.”All the hotel guests were running, so I did too. People filled the streets,” said Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist. “A lot of officials were urging people not to panic.”Other witnesses said the initial quake grew in intensity over several seconds, rattling windows and doors, and there were many aftershocks.last_img read more

New Baltimore Mural Seeks to Change Perception of City

first_imgSince April’s uprising, Baltimore has not only been ground zero for social justice reform, but also has seen a groundswell of artistic response. Lately, there have been a growing amount of murals and artistic shows seeking to change the perception of the city.Ernest Shaw Jr. is just one of the many artists that have contributed to the response spreading throughout Station North and Sandtown over the past couple of months. This is not the first time his artwork is being shown around the city, but his latest mural, which will be unveiled on the side of The Arch Social Club on Nov. 8, is a direct response to the events of April.In an interview with The AFRO, Shaw described his creative process and ideas behind the mural.“What I noticed is that the older people wanted some representation. The younger folks wanted something in some shape or form to express the temperament of the children of today,” he said “Then I wanted to put something in there to represent the future and what we should be moving towards.”The huge mural depicts greats like Billie Holiday, The Met Theatre, an iconic Baltimore gathering place, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author, with his son, alongside representations of Africa. The idea behind all of these idols together was simple; Shaw wanted to show greatness before, then and now.From left to right on the mural, Shaw described the reasons behind the imagery.“[At] The very beginning of it is a yellow silhouette of an African Mask, it is a profile of an African headdress. It’s Nemba, there are several different ways to spell it, it is a mask of the Baga people from coastal Guinea,” he said “It represents the essence of feminine energy and that is a very healing energy. People in [Penn North] and really throughout Baltimore need healing energy at this time.”“I wanted a silhouette because not all African American people identify with Africa in that way. If it’s not something you are familiar with, you don’t see it. If it something that you are familiar with, you will know it immediately.”The mural’s themes of the past, present and future are universal.Shaw put an image of his daughter, Asya when she was 12 years old, in the mural. “Women have always been a part of the movement and at the head of them,” he said.“In the background is the MET Theatre, which existed right there almost exactly on Penn North. That and Billie Holiday are a representation of the past.”The last section of the mural features a young Ta-Nehisi Coates holding his son, which to Ernest represents the future of Black consciousness.“I think Ta-Nehisi is a wonderful amalgamation of intelligence and consciousness.”While the majority of the planning and execution of the mural is credited to Shaw, the street artist Nether and Shaw’s apprentice Erick Hendricks Jr also lent a hand. Nether is known throughout Baltimore for his large murals depicting people of color and their plight in today’s world.  Both Nether and Shaw have worked together in the past on art projects around the city.“Nether was a very instrumental assistant, [he] and I are co-curating a mural project in Sandtown-Winchester and we’ve been putting that together since the summer,” he said “The mural I painted for Penn and North is actually a part of Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts’ Art@Work that they started in the summer.”Art@Work is a part of Baltimore Office for Promotion and The Arts and Jubilee Arts joint effort to employ 80 young people through Youthworks as apprentices under working artists to create murals in neighborhoods such as Sandtown-Winchester.By day Shaw is a teacher at Coppin State University. Though he has not taught this semester, he usually teaches a “combined theatre and visual arts class.”“Being a school teacher and an adjunct has allowed me to keep my nose to the ground,” he said “[I  get to] stay in touch with what’s going on and not get lost in my own studio or my own work.”last_img read more

Cardinals Defeat Purdue 41

first_img Next Match: AUSTIN PEAY 2/17/2019 | 6:00 p.m. Rex Ecarma Interview Photo Gallery The Cardinals jumped out to a quick lead in doubles, taking control early on each court. Federico Gomez and Alex Wesbrooks captured the first victory on court three, defeating Athell Bennett and Franz Luna 6-3. Brandon Lancaster and George Hedley then clinched the doubles point for Louisville with a 6-3 win over Stephan Koenigsfest and Mateo Julio at No. 2. Story Links Preview Live Stats LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After three straight matches on the road, the University of Louisville men’s tennis team returned to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in victorious fashion, topping Purdue 4-1 on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 8-3 on the season.   Matchup History Brandon Lancaster Interview The Cards will be back in action at 6 p.m. for the second match of Sunday’s doubleheader against Austin Peay. The Boilermakers countered in singles as Koenigsfest topped Salle 6-3, 6-2 on court three to even the score at 1-1. However, Louisville quickly regained the lead with two quick wins on courts two and five. Lancaster downed Julio 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2, while Gomez triumphed over Sochurek 6-4, 6-3 at No. 5. With the doubles point in hand, Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Fabien Salle were winning 5-2 over Maksymilian Rapuk and Dominik Sochurek on court one before the match was ended. With the three remaining matches coming down to the wire, Sergio Hernandez Ramirez ultimately clinched the 4-1 victory for the Cardinals on court four in a hard-fought 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) decision over Rapuk. “We’ve been fortunate to beat Purdue the last three times, but every one of those times have been like this,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “A couple of things go their way and they win. We were blessed and fortunate that things broke our way. I think that this year was key because I’m starting three freshmen in singles and two freshmen in doubles, and they really proved their worth today.” Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Courts one and six were in the midst of tough battles when the match was decided. Morin-Kougoucheff was tied 5-5 in the third set with No. 108 Bennett at No. 1 after splitting the first two sets 6-3, 3-6. At the six-spot, David Mizrahi was also knotted 5-5 with Santiago Galan after splitting the first two sets 1-6, 6-2. Louisville 4, Purdue 12/17/2019 at Louisville, Ky.(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)Singles1. C. Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) vs. #108 Athell Bennett (PUR) 6-3, 3-6, 5-5, unfinished2. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) def. Mateo Julio (PUR) 6-2, 6-33. Stephan Koenigsfest (PUR) def. Fabien Salle (LOU) 6-3, 6-24. Sergio Ramirez (LOU) def. Maksymilian Raupuk (PUR) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)5. Federico Gomez (LOU) def. Franz Luna (PUR) 6-4, 6-36. David Mizrahi (LOU) vs. Santiago Galan (PUR) 6-1, 2-6, 5-5, unfinishedDoubles1. C. Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU) vs. Maksymilian Raupuk/Dominik Sochureck (PUR) 5-2, unfinished2. Brandon Lancaster/George Hedley (LOU) def. Stephan Koenigsfest/Mateo Julio (PUR) 6-33. Federico Gomez/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) def. Athell Bennett/Franz Luna (PUR) 6-3 Match Notes:Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,2,5,4)T-2:17   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Extinction is forever—and ecosystem recovery takes a really really long time

first_img Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction Journal information: Science Advances Haijun Song and colleagues, in an article entitled “Decoupled taxonomic and ecological recoveries from the Permo-Triassic extinction,” offer new insights into the circumstances surrounding what was generally held to be a tandem and stepwise recovery, in terms of taxonomic genera and their constituent marine ecosystem, in the Triassic period. The recovery of the ecosystem and its representative taxa was thought to have occurred over several million years, moving from the bottom trophic levels to the top. However, data showing diverse top-trophic-level predators in the early Triassic period seem to contradict this view, along with unexplained gaps in other lower trophic level functional groups. Working from a custom dataset drawn from the Paleobiology Database and published literature, the authors of this study sought to examine the pattern and timing of ecosystem succession in relation to the diversity levels of three groups of fauna: non-motile, motile, and nektonic animals, during the Triassic recovery.To better understand the nature of the Triassic taxonomic recovery, the researchers examined representative fossil data spanning the Late Permian (254.1 Ma) to the Late Triassic (201.3 Ma) for diversity. In collecting data from a total of 51,055 fossil occurrences (defined as the presence of a genus at a stratigraphic unit or site) they found that marine genera attained pre-extinction levels of diversity about 5 Ma after the extinction event, noting “a logistic increase in taxonomic diversity during the Triassic… and suggesting that generic diversity appears to have reached the environmental carrying capacity.”In studying the ecological recovery as a whole in relation to the separate taxonomic recovery, they examined the separate fates of each of the three functional fossil groups. The non-motile group was composed of stationary animals like corals and sponges; the motile group included crustaceans, gastropods, and infaunal bivalves, among others; and the nektonic group of top-level predators included cephalopods such as octopi, conodonts (now-extinct proto-vertebrates resembling eels), bony fishes, and marine reptiles. Citation: Extinction is forever—and ecosystem recovery takes a really, really long time (2018, October 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-extinction-foreverand-ecosystem-recovery.html Explore further A Daonella Lommeli (oyster) fossil dating from 242.0 to 235.0 Ma at the Museo Geominero de Madrid. Credit: PePeEfe/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 © 2018 Phys.org More information: Haijun Song et al. Decoupled taxonomic and ecological recoveries from the Permo-Triassic extinction, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat5091 Researchers from the University of Leeds studying fossil data surrounding the Permo-Triassic (P-Tr) extinction of 252 million years (Ma) ago found that a marine ecosystem, in comparison with the taxonomic genera that comprise it, took a whole order of magnitude longer to recover after the mass extinction event that defines and separates the two geologic periods. The extinction event was responsible for killing upwards of 90% of all marine animals. These findings, presented in a recent Science Advances article, are especially sobering in light of the ongoing Anthropocene Extinction and the conclusions from the most recent IPCC report. As it turned out, nektonic animals—the group at the highest trophic level—were the first to recover from the P-Tr extinction event in terms of generic diversity, though they declined from their peak in the Middle Triassic well into the last phase of the Late Triassic. Non-motile animals, on the other hand, suffered the worst declines at the beginning of the Triassic, with their diversity decreasing from 500 to 100 genera, though they rebounded and returned to pre-extinction levels by the beginning of the Middle Triassic. The motile group also suffered heavy losses during the extinction event resulting in low diversity before rebounding at the outset of the Middle Triassic.In terms of occurrence proportion, nekton genera went from ~14% in the late Permian period to peak at 67% 2 Ma later, before declining to 11%. Non-motile genera showed an opposite trend, going from 71% to 21% to finally return to 70% at the end of the Triassic. Motile animals however, remained somewhat constant in proportion after the extinction event and throughout the Triassic. The investigators note a similar, though less pronounced trend, in relation to generic richness for the three groups; they also add that trends for composition and structure hold regardless of paleo-latitudinal region.Because the proportion of generic diversity of non-motile animals had been stable at 68% throughout much of the preceding Permian period and again approached this level in the Middle and Late Triassic period, the study authors assert that this represents the normal trophic composition of fauna—that is, as the wide base of a pyramid supporting the two higher trophic groups. This pyramid however, is inverted during the Early Triassic period, with nekton dominating the functional pyramid at 52%, and characterizes a disrupted and vulnerable ecosystem with a diminished food web.Most significantly however, is the finding that taxonomic and ecological recoveries are decoupled. Where taxonomic recovery occurred relatively quickly, as judged by a return to relatively stable global taxonomic diversity, ecosystem recovery is characterized by a much slower “gradual increase in complexity and stability.” The study authors contrast the relatively quick, logistic rate of increase in generic richness that signals taxonomic recovery with a logarithmic rate of increase in the proportion of non-nektonic animals that is consistent with an ecological recovery. This ecological recovery was still ongoing after ~50 Ma, whereas taxonomic diversity recovered in about 5 Ma.These finding show that while this marine ecosystem collapsed in a bottom-to-top manner, its restoration occurred in the reverse order, from top to bottom, where a recovering ecosystem is characterized by an increase in diversity in lower-level consumers, that is, non-nektons. This upends the received stepwise hypothesis that suggests a recovery occurred from the bottom up.And finally, the researchers conclude “This study reaffirms the importance of protecting global ecosystem diversity because, once it is destroyed, restoration requires dozens of million years, much longer than human history.” 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

February 20 2013PAOLO SOLERI exhibition Think –

first_imgFebruary 20, 2013PAOLO SOLERI exhibition “Think – Draw – Build – Sustain” opened on February 19. 2013 at the NAU Northern Arizona University Art Museum, College of Arts & Letters. The opening reception is scheduled for February 21. 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The reception will be held on the second floor of the Old Main Building [#10] on the historic North Quad.Admission to the exhibition is free with a suggested donation of $2.Hours are from 12 – 5 pm Tuesday – Saturday.The exhibition is open until April 19. 2013.[image and text from: NAU Art Museum exhibition announcement]last_img read more

AE Networks and Canal Group will launch multipl

first_imgA+E Networks and Canal+ Group will launch “multiple channels” in the second part of 2013 as part of a long-term strategic partnership between the two firms in France.The channels will launch through the Planet+ factual group on the CanalSat pay TV platform with exclusive access to A+E Networks’ catalogue of factual entertainment programming.A+E Networks will continue to distribute its content through Canal+ Group’s DTT channels  D8 and D17, which it launched last year. The two firms said they will also work together to develop digital opportunities in France.“We have enjoyed a successful content relationship across D8 and the Planete+ channels, and we believe this new partnership will create significant growth opportunities for both companies,” said Dean Possenniskie, managing director, EMEA, A+E Networks.“This agreement will enable us to significantly enhance our offer of programs and promote one of the best international factual and entertainment brands to our subscribers,” added Canal+ director of factual channels Olivier Stroh.A+E said the partnership completes its Western European footprint of networks, but would not give more details at this stage about the planned channels. The firm currently operates 57 channels outside the US in over 150 territories, reaching more than 330 million subscribers in 38 languages.last_img read more