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first_imgIt was January 2016 when Jeff Thomson, perhaps one of the fastest bowlers to have played the game, was being inducted in Australia’s Hall of Fame. The visiting Indian team was in the country at the time and Test skipper Virat Kohli decided to have his fanboy moment with the Australian legend. “Thommo, I just wanted to meet you,” said Kohli. (‘Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar’s records’)SILENT ADMIRERLittle did he know that the fast bowling great, who terrorised batsmen during his playing days, had been a silent admirer of his for long. “Mate, I saw you when you were young, loved your attitude, the way you gave it back to the Aussies,” Thomson recalls having told Kohli.”And that was me telling a batsman,” he told India Today Television stressing on the word ‘me’, outlining the weight of the compliment. It was a fast bowler and an Aussie lauding a young Indian batsman for giving it back to them. (Virat Kohli should replace MS Dhoni as India captain in ODIs, T20Is: Ravi Shastri)Kohli’s love affair with Australia is well documented. His 75 at Perth followed by a hundred at Adelaide in the 2012 series signalled the arrival of Kohli – the Test batsman. Subsequently, Kohli has struck many more ODI hundreds there. Australia is also the place where Kohli first led India in a Test match after MS Dhoni’s shock retirement.Thomson said his admiration for Kohli has been from much earlier. “I am not saying because of what he is now but I have always loved Virat from the day I saw him. I liked him from the time he first came to Australia and was a nobody. I thought this kid can bat. I just liked his attitude,” he said.advertisement’A BIT LIKE VIV’Kohli’s heroics in the World T20 and appetite to score big in this year’s Indian Premier League has led to him being compared with former batting greats. And Thomson’s estimation of Kohli has now become even more pronounced.”To me, he bats with a fast bowlers tenaciousness. He gives it back same way it is dished out to him. A bit like Viv Richards,” he said.’KOHLI OUTWARDLY AGGRESSIVE'”He is more aggressive than Sachin. Sachin may have been aggressive with the bat but Virat is outwardly aggressive. Like all good batsmen you talk your tongue with the bat. He talks the talk and walks the walk. He backs it up,” he added.However, not everyone in world cricket is happy with Kohli’s exuberance on the field, sometimes bordering on dissent but Thomson don’t want him to change. “Look if he was in my team and I was the coach I would just love it. If I was a ‘bowler’ in my side, I would want to carry on like that” he says.Quite clearly the next time India go to Australia, amongst the many sporting Australian cricket fans who would queue up to watch Kohli bat, Thomson would be in the first row.last_img read more

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first_imgRiding on skipper Mithali Raj (109) and left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (5/15) efforts, the Indian women’s team on Saturday steamrolled New Zealand by 186 runs and set their date with Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup here on Thursday.Chasing a healthy 266, New Zealand crumbled under pressure and failed to offer any kind of resistance as Rajeshwari, playing her first match of the tournament, spun a web to skittle them out for a meagre 79 in the do-or-die final group tie.The New Zealanders found themselves three-down in the 11th over and after a brief, ineffective resistance from Amy Satterthwaite (26) and Sophie Devine, they fell like nine pins as the Indian bowlers maintained an immaculate line throughout.Such was the havoc created by the Indian bowlers that only three of New Zealand’s batters — Amy, Katey Martin (12) and Amelia Kerr (12 not out) — managed to reach double figures.Rajeshwari was well assisted by off-spinner Deepti Sharma (2/26) while veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav took one wicket apiece.Earlier after being put in to bat, Mithali (109 off 123 balls, 11×4) helped resurrect India’s innings with two century stands — first a 132-run third wicket partnership with Harmanpreet Kaur (60 off 90, 7×4) and then joined forces with Veda Krishnamurthy (70 off 45, 7×4, 2×6) to add 108 runs for the fifth wicket.India were off to a disastrous start, losing the early wickets of Smriti Mandana (13) and Punam Raut (4) to find themselves tottering at a precarious 21/2 by the eighth over.Mithali, who on Saturday became the first Indian batswoman to notch 1000 World Cup runs, batted cautiously to steady the ship along with all-rounder Harmanpreet as the New Zealand bowlers kept testing the Indians with some tight line and length.advertisementThe 34-year-old Mithali, already the highest run-getter in the 50-over format, got to her sixth One-Day International (ODI) ton off 116 balls when she drove Leigh Kasperek between long-on and deep midwicket.India overcame the poor start in the middle overs, milking 16-year-old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr for 64 runs besides skipper Suzie Bates leaking 59 from her 8 overs.Veda’s innings towards the end was what India missed in the previous match against the Australians on Wednesday, as the right-hander gave the innings the much-needed acceleration, which included two towering sixes.The final over, however, witnessed a quick fall of wickets with Mithali, Veda and Shikha Pandey (0) going one after the other as India finished at 265/7.For the White Ferns, Kasperek was the pick of the bowlers grabbing 3/45 while Hannah Rowe took 2/30 and Lea Tahuhu contributed with the wicket of opener Punam.Brief Scores: Indian Women: 265/7 (Mithali Raj 109, Veda Krishnamurthy 70, Harmanpreet Kaur 60, Leigh Kasperek 3/45, Hannah Rowe 2/30) beat New Zealand women: 79 (Amy Satterthwaite 26, Amelia Kerr 12 not out, Rajeshwari Gayakwad 5/15, Deepti Sharma 2/26) by 186 runs.last_img read more

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first_imgWatford 1 West Brom 0: Deeney drives dagger into under-fire Pardew Omnisport Last updated 1 year ago 00:56 3/4/18 Pardew - cropped Getty Images Alan Pardew is clinging on to his job at West Brom following a late defeat at Watford, Troy Deeney striking the decisive blow. West Brom slipped deeper into relegation peril after Troy Deeney struck late to secure Watford a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road on Saturday.The Hornets skipper marked his 300th league appearance for the club with a well-taken finish in the 77th minute that proved the difference in a tight affair.In addition to securing his side back-to-back league wins, Deeney’s strike sent West Brom to a fifth successive Premier League defeat that will only heighten the pressure on the under-fire Alan Pardew, who was reportedly set to be sacked if he failed to claim three points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Baggies boss had been forced to smooth over a reported dressing room row with Chris Brunt in the lead-up and appeared set to at least claim a steadying, if uninspiring, point.Salomon Rondon was the culprit for failing to earlier put the visitors ahead, directing a gilt-edged second-half header wide of the upright.That proved their only real opportunity as they were left rooted to the bottom of the ladder and looking destined for the drop.300 – Troy Deeney has scored in what was his 300th league appearance for Watford – he also scored on his 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th for the club. Stalwart. pic.twitter.com/BZIJr0CYyT — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 3, 2018 West Brom almost got off to a flyer when a defensive header dropped kindly for Grzegorz Krychowiak, but the Poland international’s close-range effort was bravely blocked by Adrian Mariappa.A carbon copy moment at the other end saw Kieran Gibbs crucially deflect a threatening Roberto Pereyra shot amid an encouraging start to the contest.Opportunities dried up from there, though, as a midfield battle took hold, Rondon’s wayward header representing a rare sight of goal.The Hornets did eventually find a way through five minutes before the break and should have opened the scoring.Pereyra drove at the heart of defence before slipping the ball into the path of the overlapping Daryl Janmaat, whose unconvincing finish was pushed past the far post by Ben Foster’s outstretched boot. | All the key stats from a goalless first-half at #watfordfc . #WATWBA [0-0]Listen live https://t.co/MVTxcdM2TV pic.twitter.com/SWq3aFr0Q8 — Watford FC (@WatfordFC) March 3, 2018 The action immediately livened up after the restart with Venezuela striker Rondon first drawing a near-post save from Orestis Karnezis, before Richarlison went close through an acrobatic bicycle kick.An unmarked Rondon was at fault for failing to convert the best chance of the sequence on 54 minutes, heading wide from Gibbs’ inviting left-sided cross.Andre Carrillo, restored to the starting XI in place of the injured Gerard Deulofeu, attempted to get Javi Gracia’s side back on the front foot by curling a fine long-range effort over the bar.There was still time for the home side to grab the winner, though, as Deeney sprung the Baggies’ high line, latched onto Will Hughes’ through pass and dink a cool finish over the onrushing Foster.  Key Opta Facts:- West Bromwich Albion have lost five successive Premier League games for the first time since January 2011.- The Baggies have won just one of their last 27 Premier League games (W1 D11 L15).- Watford have won 10 points in five Premier League games under Javi Gracia (W3 D1 L1), more than they won in their first five under Marco Silva (8).- Gracia has won all three of his Premier League home games in charge of Watford – Silva won just three of his 12 in charge of the Hornets at Vicarage Road (W3 D4 L5).- Troy Deeney scored in what was his 300th league appearance for Watford – he also scored on his 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th for the club.- Will Hughes has been involved in four goals in his last four Premier League appearances for Watford (two goals, two assists).  read morelast_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgVirginia Tech's Lane Stadium during game against Clemson.BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Virginia Tech football has one of the most electric intros in college football, and it just got the full primetime treatment on ABC.Metallica’s hit “Enter Sandman” blares as the team runs on the field and the fans at Lane Stadium go absolutely bonkers.It was a bit loud for at least one young Hokies fan, though.Cameras caught a Virginia Tech fan who appears to be in the student section covering his ears because of the noise.He probably wishes ABC had panned elsewhere.This kid is 19 going on 70. pic.twitter.com/UYBzzyxbCk— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) October 7, 2018To be fair, those of us who go to big games and concerts know that as you get older, ear plugs can become pretty necessary. In this case, they would’ve really come in handy.And to make matters worse, even with all of that deafening energy in the stadium, Notre Dame got off to a red hot start. The Fighting Irish lead 10-0 mid-way through the first quarter.last_img read more

25 10 19

first_imgVirat Kohli grabbed headlines, new sports stars emerged: Indian sports in 2018There were the usual administrative mess-ups occasionally and odd cases of dope shame as well, but they couldn’t make a dent to the overall sense of accomplishment.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 15:26 IST Whether it was the Commonwealth and the Asian Games or Youth Olympics, athletes pushed the boundaries and produced path-breaking performances.Virat Kohli continued to dominate the cricket chatter with his batting and brashness, the indomitable MC Mary Kom rolled back the years like very few can and, month after month, Indian sports also found new and younger heroes to raise a toast to as PTI writes in its year-ender.PV Sindhu’s perseverance on the badminton court, Neeraj Chopra’s obsessive pursuit of perfection every time he hurled the javelin, and the teenage shooting stars who refused to take their eyes off the target, made 2018 a year in which highs easily outnumbered the lows for Indian sports.Year in review for Indian sportsThere was a plethora of big-ticket sporting events this year and the country had lots to celebrate throughout.Whether it was the Commonwealth and the Asian Games or Youth Olympics, athletes pushed the boundaries and produced path-breaking performances.There were the usual administrative mess-ups occasionally and odd cases of dope shame as well, but they couldn’t make a dent to the overall sense of accomplishment.Captain Kohli for team IndiaOn the cricket field, the results weren’t encouraging in South Africa and England but Kohli the batsman again ruled the roost, making his craft look ridiculously easy even on the most challenging tracks.It was only fitting that he was bestowed the nation’s highest sporting honour — the Khel Ratna.For ‘Captain Kohli’, however, it was far more challenging as he grappled to get the combinations right.Biggest cricket scandal of 2018Team India did find a degree of redemption against Australia by retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to close the year on a high.advertisementOf course, it came against an Australian team weakened by the absence of banned batting mainstays Steve Smith and David Warner.The duo, along with Cameron Bancroft, combined for this year’s biggest cricket scandal — the ball-tampering saga that forced a review of Australia’s win at all cost’ culture: the same Australia which had the world mesmerised by its near-perfect hosting of the Commonwealth Games within weeks of the drama.Youngsters taking over weightlifting and shootingThe Commonwealth Games were memorable for India too, as the country logged it’s third-best ever medal haul, highlighted by a record-shattering weightlifting show. Spearheading it was the diminutive world champion Mirabai Chanu, who later shared the Khel Ratna with Kohli.Weightlifting also found another prospective star in Jeremy Lalrinnunga after the 16-year-old claimed an unprecedented gold at Youth Olympics.It was a comeback of sorts for shooting, after their flop-show at the 2016 Olympics.India’s gold medal-winners at the CWG shooting range included a 16-year-old Manu Bhaker and a 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala. The shooters hit the bull’s eye in the Asiad too and though Bhaker felt the pain of failure for the first time, new gold-winning stars emerged in 16-year-old Saurabh Choudhary and a 15-something Shardul Vihan.Bhaker and Chaudhary also won gold medals at Youth Olympics.Also read | Here’s how sports and education work well togetherBoxing: All about Mary KomIf shooting was about youngsters, boxing became all about an ageing but incomparable superstar in Mary Kom.The 36-year-old mother-of-three, who is also a Parliamentarian, picked up four gold medals — including a record sixth world title and the CWG top honours.”There won’t be another Mary Kom,” she declared and one look at her predominantly golden cabinet of medals would be enough to silence anyone who thinks otherwise.Badminton: Sindhu, NehwalSindhu lost five big finals, quietly took the criticism that labelled her a ‘choker’, but had the last laugh with a season-ending World Tour Finals title, beating world No 1 and familiar foe Tai Tzu Ying on her way to the summit clash.Not to be left behind was Saina Nehwal.The trailblazer started with a gold at CWG, picked up a bronze in Asian Games and began a new chapter in her personal life by marrying fellow shuttler P Kashyap.Wrestling: Phogat, Punia, SushilOn the wrestling mat, Vinesh Phogat became more than just a famous Phogat sister with gold medals at both the CWG and Asian Games and Bajrang Punia stepped out of the shadow of his mentor and London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar Dutt.Punia won gold at CWG and Asiad before a silver at World Championships positioned him as the biggest star.However, double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar’s stock fell due to a string of sub-par performances. Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Asian Games this year.Tennis: Manika BatraThe big takeaway in table tennis was the rise of Manika Batra.The Delhiite claimed four medals, including two gold, in the CWG before combining with veteran Sharath Kamal for a historic mixed doubles bronze at the Asiad, where India delivered its best-ever medal haul.Athletics: Neeraj, HimaAnother star to make the year his own was NeerajThe 21-year-old won both the CWG and Asian Games with records to boot and is giving Indian athletics audacious Olympic medal hopes for Tokyo 2020.A sprint sensation also emerged in 18-year-old Hima Das, India’s first ever woman track-and-field world champion at any level after her under-20 400m gold.Billiards: Pankaj AdvaniAway from the spotlight, it was business as usual for ace cueist Pankaj Advani as he added a 21st world title to his trophy cabinet.Also read | Hockey game in the Himalayas becomes world’s highest altitude ice hockey game to be playedadvertisementGolf: Shubhankar SharmaA star rose on the golf course as well in Shubhankar Sharma, who won the Maybank Malaysia OpenHe also bagged Asian Tour Order of Merit title and European Tour Rookie of the Year awardDisappointments in Indian sports this yearThere were disappointments too — the men’s hockey team being the most prominent with no medal at CWG and an underwhelming third-place finish at Asiad.CWG champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu flunked a dope test.And there was no end to the administrative mess that the BCCI has become.However, none of the negatives was big enough to come in the way of a stronger India emerging on the competitive field.Stay updated with everything about sports, both Indian and international by tuning in to this segmentInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow indian sports 2018Follow sports year in reviewFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

22 10 19

first_imgIf you are a savvy Nova Scotia exporter with an excellent record and a competitive edge, you may be the next recipient of a Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award. Nova Scotia companies are invited to apply for the 23rd annual exporter-recognition event, by Wednesday, Feb. 28. The event is to be held at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax on Thursday, May 10. Seven Nova Scotia companies will be recognized for skill and dedication through outstanding exporting achievements. The awards, presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Nova Scotia division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, are designed to honour exporters’ growth, innovation, partnerships and business volume, and to recognize contributions exporters make to the economy. Nova Scotia has 900 exporters, an industry that, in 2005, was valued at $8.1 billion in international exports. Past winners said they gained long-term benefits and recognition by winning a Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award. The award helps raise the company’s profile, attracts foreign customers and boosts employee morale. “Awards such as the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award can bring your company instant credibility in a new market and they can also raise your profile in your own backyard,” said Earle Hickey, vice president, international for Jacques Whitford, winner of the 2006 Export Growth Through Partnership Award. “The level of growth we’ve established in 12 to 14 months abroad is pretty amazing. We’ve managed to adapt, and continue to increase our sales internationally at a rate that’s staggering,” said Dwayne Smithers, senior vice president, corporate development and marketing for Secunda International, winner of the 2006 Export Growth Through Sales Award. For more information on the awards, and to apply online, visit www.exportachievementawards.com. Applications are also available by calling Nova Scotia Business Inc. at 902-424-6814. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is Nova Scotia’s private sector-led business development agency. As the investment attraction arm of the province, NSBI helps companies in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through business advisory, export development and financial services.last_img read more

22 10 19

first_imgEnergy-use awareness was the big winner, but Lunenburg also earned bragging rights and a new tree in a friendly municipal council competition with Mahone Bay. The challenge was launched in June as an added promotion to the Shared Atlantic Vision for Energy Efficiency (SAVE) program. Both communities distributed energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs from Conserve Nova Scotia during June and July. As an added incentive, the two town councils challenged each other to save energy. “This is a great demonstration of communities leading by example,” said Bill Dooks, Minister responsible for Conserve Nova Scotia. “By partnering with these communities, we’re helping more Nova Scotians discover ways they can use less energy and help the environment.” The challenge was administered and verified by the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation using the Tree Canada Energy Footprint calculator. Council members were asked to track their kilometres, kilowatt hours of electricity, and air travel. The information was translated into a score that determined how many trees would be required to offset the carbon-dioxide emissions generated by the energy use. During the challenge, Lunenburg council members generated 14.81 tonnes of carbon-dioxide emissions, while the Mahone Bay council generated 18.13 tonnes. “We’re pleased to see leadership in energy efficiency from both the municipal and provincial governments involved in this project,” said Brooke Cook of the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation. “We need to change the way we use energy in order to help reduce our emissions and help make our communities healthier.” As the runner-up, the Town of Mahone Bay will plant a tree in the Town of Lunenburg. Both communities will also make a donation to the Adopt-A-Book program at the South Shore Regional Library. About 8,300 compact fluorescent light bulbs were distributed by the municipalities. The SAVE program is a joint initiative of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. During the four-province campaign, 97,000 energy efficient light bulbs have been distributed. Nova Scotia has distributed about 45,000 bulbs during the SAVE initiative through municipal electrical utilities, regional development authorities, and community not-for-profit groups in 10 rural communities.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI: In a suspected hit and run case a 33-year-old man and his 3-year-old niece have fallen from Badarpur flyover after they were allegedly hit by a vehicle on Thursday evening.The incident happened at around 7 pm. The passerby made a PCR call when they saw the two persons landing on the street from the flyover along with their bike. “On reaching spot, it was learnt that one person and a girl fall down from flyover who have already been taken to unknown hospital by public person.” Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”On further enquiry one Bullet motor vehicle found in accidental condition on Badarpur flyover on the carriage way towards Faridabad,” said DCP South East Chinmoy Biswal. The inured have been identified as Mohan and his Deepti, a resident of Inderpuri. Both have been admitted to Apollo hospital where their condition is said to be critical. “Statement of injured is being taken and action shall be taken accordingly,” the officer said. Police has informed the family of te injured persons and have fomred several teams to investigate this case. The cops are also trying to find anyone who has seen the accident which would lead the cop to the actual cause of this accident.last_img read more

13 10 19

first_imgLIMA, Peru – Thousands of miles from home, Vice-President Mike Pence was thrust into a new, more immediate, role on the world stage Saturday: explaining President Donald Trump’s military strike in Syria to a summit of Latin America leaders.Hours after Trump hailed the missile strike targeting the Syria’s suspected chemical weapons — tweeting, “Mission Accomplished!” — Pence defended the president while building support among U.S. allies for the joint strikes with Britain and France.“The objective of the mission the commander in chief gave our military forces and our allies was completely accomplished — with swift professionalism,” Pence told reporters, noting there were “no reported civilian casualties.”Later, speaking in a cavernous hall of world leaders at the Summit of the Americas, Pence expressed gratitude to Canada, Colombia and other nations that had voiced support for the strike and urged “every nation in this hemisphere of freedom” to support the military action.Pence’s to-do list included smoothing over differences with Mexico, America’s southern neighbour, amid unease over Trump’s decision to send troops to the border and harsh rhetoric on immigration. And with tensions simmering over trade, Pence expressed hope alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the three nations could soon agree to a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.And while Trump grapples with the ongoing Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, Pence sought to draw a bright line against Vladimir Putin’s alliance with Syria following the suspected chemical attack. “Our message to Russia is that you’re on the wrong side of history,” Pence said.Trump often improvises his remarks and is known for bold declarations in person and on his Twitter account. Pence, meanwhile, tends to be more scripted in his exchanges and frequently glanced down at highlighted index cards as he spoke to Latin American leaders here.Shortly before Trump’s address to the nation Friday night, Pence was whisked away from the summit in his motorcade so he could return to his hotel to inform congressional leaders of the pending missile strikes. Pence watched Trump’s speech from his hotel suite, joined by aides.Unlike past appearances at international summits, the vice-president had to dive into the packed agenda on short notice. He learned only Tuesday that he would be attending in Trump’s place so the president could manage the U.S. response to Syria.In meeting after meeting, Pence offered a low-key, extended hand.Seeking rapprochement with Mexico, which has been at odds with Trump over the border wall and immigration, Pence said the topic of funding for Trump’s long-promised border wall did not come up in his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.Pence said they simply had a difference of opinion and some issues were “set aside, for a later date.” Left unsaid was whether Pence’s overtures might eventually lead to a joint Trump-Pena Nieto meeting, their first.Seated alongside Trudeau, Pence said there was a “real possibility” the U.S. could reach a deal with Canada and Mexico on NAFTA “within the next several weeks.” Trump has long assailed the trade deal’s impact on U.S. workers and threatened to pull the U.S. out if he’s unhappy with the terms.The summit also gave Pence an opportunity to press the case for tougher sanctions and more isolation of Venezuela across the region.Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was barred from attending the summit over his plans to hold a presidential election that the opposition is boycotting and that many foreign governments consider a sham.Pence urged Maduro to accept humanitarian aid as the once-prosperous nation deals with humanitarian and economic crises. But he called on the region to take a harder line on Maduro’s government, a message he intends to deliver in Brazil next month.“The United States believes now is the time to do more, much more,” he said.___On Twitter follow Ken Thomas at https://twitter.com/KThomasDClast_img read more

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A cabinet paper on the revised draft agreement is expected to be presented next Tuesday for discussion and approval, the sources said on Saturday. Ranatunga has also been campaigning for a fuller control over the security of the port. But the Chinese were not ready to accept a dilution of their stake. It is not clear if the current proposal to cut their share to 60 percent has been made with their prior approval.Some Sri Lankans think that China will give in because it urgently needs to make Hambantota port a part of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) global project. The port is also the best in the South Asia with a depth of 17 meters, and China needs a deep water port in this part of the Indian Ocean. But others think that they will resist because Sri Lanka is indebted to China to the tune of US$ 8 billion.Chinese defence minister coming Like the Joint Opposition (JO) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Ranatunga believes that the country’s strategic assets must remain in the hands of the Sri Lankan government. But unlike the JO, he does not insist on majority shareholding. He feels that cash-strapped Sri Lanka needs foreign investment urgently.One of the leaders of the JO, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, told this correspondent that even 60-40 would not be acceptable to him. The country should have a majority stake to acquire proprietorship over a critical national asset, he said. The Sri Lankan government proposes to cut China’s stake in the Hambantota port from 80 percent to 60 percent, well-placed sources in Colombo have said, according to bdnews24.com.The watering down has been made upon the insistence of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, who has been campaigning against the Framework Agreement which gives the China Merchants Holding Company, 80 percent stake and a 99-year lease for an investment of US$ 1.1 billion. It is in this context that the visit of the Chinese Defence Minister Gen Chang Wanquan to Sri Lanka from Mar 19 to 21, is significant.His 20-member delegation, which includes the Secretary General of the State Council, will discuss with Sri Lankan leaders, both defence and economic matters. Hambantota port will certainly be high on its agenda. Many Sri Lankans, including the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs said that the US$ 1.1 billion that the Sri Lankan the government would get as Chinese investment in the form of an 80 percent shareholding in the port could be easily generated locally by marshalling resources and cutting down on inessential and extravagant government spending. Nanayakkara and economist Dr Lalithasiri Gunaruwan had filed cases in the Supreme Court challenging the way the government had allegedly bartered away Sri Lanka’s rights without following due processes. The two cases are to come for hearing on Apr 7.Nanayakkara is also opposed to the stipulation in the Framework Agreement that 15,000 acres of land will be given to the Chinese-run port for the development of a Chinese-administered Economic Zone. The question of who would have control over the security of the port was also decided in favor of the Chinese.But there was all round opposition to all of these. President Maithripala Sirisena took steps to influence any further negotiations in this matter. read more

28 09 19

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrates after defeating No. 4 Penn State in four sets on Sept. 23. Credit: Miranda Lipton | Lantern ReporterAfter recovering from a 2-0 deficit, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team (10-6, 1-3 Big Ten) fell to Maryland (11-5, 2-2 Big Ten) in five sets (25-22, 25-22, 15-25, 22-25, 17-15) on Saturday night. Freshman opposite hitter Vanja Bukilić topped both teams with a career-high 19 kills and 19.5 points. Junior middle blocker Madison Smeathers contributed 13 kills and redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry struck nine. Sophomore middle blocker Lauren Witte had eight kills, seven blocks and two aces and Junior outside hitter Ana Beatriz Franklin nailed three aces.Sophomore setter Becca Mauer clocked 48 assists, 13 digs and five blocks for her third straight double-double. Sophomore defensive specialize Hannah Gruensfelder had a team-best 20 digs.The Buckeyes had an initial lead in the first set and were up 12-11. The score remained tight throughout the set but Maryland closed the set at 25-22. Ohio State also started the second set off strong, managing a lead throughout the set until the Terrapins tied the score at 17-all and continued to win the set 25-22. Ohio State came back strong in the following two sets, leading with a wide gap throughout the set before a 25-15 win.  They continued this trend into the fourth set with a steady lead and while the Terps nearly caught up at the end, the Buckeyes clinched the set with a 25-22 final score. Ohio State still got ahead in the fifth set and were up 13-12 before the Terps tied the score, eventually winning the set and the match at 17-15. The Buckeyes get back on the road to visit Rutgers on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. read more

25 09 19

first_imgOur manifesto: Real political insight, free for 30 days.Rely on unrivalled insight and sharp analysis from our stellar team of Westminster insiders.Join the most trusted voice in politics. Follow Election 2017 with Telegraph Premium.Start your no obligation, 30 day free trial today. He was first elected as MP for Banff and Buchan in 1987 and represented the seat in the north-east of Scotland until 2010. He has been the MP for Gordon for the last two years.Defeat will be a huge personal blow for such a “weel kent” face in British politics, and comes just three years after he lost the 2014 independence referendum, which led to his resignation as first minister. The SNP also lost Angus Robertson, the SNP’s Westminster leader and another high-profile figure, who was defeated by Douglas Ross in the north-east of Scotland, where fishermen have angrily opposed the SNP’s bid to stay in the EU. Mr Ross overturned a majority of 9,065 to defeat Mr Robertson by 4,200 votes in Moray.The SNP’s Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, a rising star in the party, a close ally of Mr Salmond, and its international trade spokesman, lost her lost Ochil and South Perthshire to the Tories, who were a distant third in 2015. tasmina He also warned voters that he might not be ready for a quiet retirement in Strichen, rural Aberdeenshire, borrowing the words of a famous Jacobite song, Bonnie Dundee, written by Walter Scott in 1825, to make the point.Slightly misquoting the line in the process, he said: “So laugh, false whigs, in the midst of your glee/ You have not seen the last of my bonnets and me.”The actual line, towards the end of the song popularised by the Scottish folk group The Corries, is: “And tremble, false whigs, in the midst of your glee/ Ye hae no seen the last o’ my bonnets and me”. Mike Weir, meanwhile, the chief whip, and an SNP MP for Angus since 200,1 who increased his majority by 8,000 votes just two years ago, was defeated by Tory unknown Kirstene Hair, who took more than 45 per cent of the vote. A disastrous night for the SNP saw it lose its “biggest beast”, Alex Salmond, along with its Westminster leader, its chief whip and its international trade spokesman.The loss of 21 seats, after a high-water mark just two years ago when it took 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats, is a major blow to the party, to Nicola Sturgeon’s leadership and to her ambitions for a second Scottish independence vote.Mr Salmond, the party’s foreign affairs spokesman, Scotland’s first minister between 2007 and 2014 and an MP for 25 years, saw a majority of nearly 8,700 overturned by the Tory candidate Colin Clark as the Conservatives increased their share of the vote in Gordon by 29 per cent.His defeat at the age of 62 comes after a remarkable political career in which he has also been leader of the SNP for more than 20 years, in two separate terms, and an MSP for 11 years. However, the SNP veteran was typically bullish in his concession speech, saying the reduced number of MPs would still be in a position of “very substantial influence indeed”, which would be used in a bid to keep the Tories from power. Angus Robertson, a loser in MorayCredit:Getty Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh failed to hold on to Ochil and South PerthshireCredit:Getty 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. angus robertson Mr Weir, a former solicitor, has held a string of party spokesman roles in Westminster, on business, environment, health and trade and industry.Good news was in short supply for the SNP, but came in the form of two closely contested seats, with Pete Wishart, Scotland’s longest serving MP, winning by just 21 votes from the Tories in Perth and North Perthshire, and Stephen Gethins, the SNP’s Europe spokesman, holding off a Lib Dem challenge by a remarkable two votes in North East Fife. That result was a far cry from 2015 when he defeated Sir Menzies Campbell with a 4,344 majority.last_img read more

25 09 19

Name:                                      Nucklus Singh  Ethnic Origin:                            East Indian Wanted Nucklus SinghPolice are seeking Nucklus Singh, 21, who is wanted for questioning in relation to Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, committed on Chandanie Dass on August, 02, 2014 on the Annandale Public Road, Essequibo Coast.His last known address was Lot 15 Abrams Zuil, Essequibo Coast.It was reported, on the night in question, that around 22:00 hrs on the Annandale Public Road, Essequibo Coast,  Chandanie Dass, 30, of Taymouth Manor was seriously injured as her vehicle collided with a car driven by Singh who was 19 at the time.The occupants of both vehicles were air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for treatment. Several persons were reportedly injured. Dass subsequently succumbed to her injuries.According to the Police, persons with information that may lead to the arrest of Singh are asked to contact the police on telephone numbers: 771-4012, 771-5004, 771-4222, 227-2272, 227-2349, 225-6411, 225-8196, 225-2227, 225-0575, 911 or the nearest police station. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWanted man escapes police custody with cuffs on after being caughtApril 19, 2017In “Crime”Truck driver slapped with causing death chargeFebruary 10, 2017In “Court”Man remanded for death of Canadian citizen, son in Essequibo accidentJanuary 23, 2014In “Crime” Last Known Address:                Lot 15 Abrams Zuil, Essequibo Coast Age:                                         21 years All information will be treated with the strictest confidence. read more

21 09 19

first_imgThe Humble Bundle has done wonders for the visibility of indie games, and now Story Bundle is looking to do the a same for independent authors. The first bundle being offered is called the Big Bang Bundle, and it comes with more science fiction than you can possibly handle in one sitting. Best of all, you can pick your price.The way it works is fairly similar to the Humble Bundle, though with a little less emphasis on charity. The base bundle includes five full-length novels, but if you pay $7 or more, you get two bonus books. You can choose how the money is split between the authors and Story Bundle. You can also earmark 10% of your payment for charity.That’s a lot of pages, but you might be wondering how the heck you’re supposed to read them. The satisfying answer to that is: however you want. All the books in the Big Bang Bundle (and likely any future deals) are provided with no DRM and in both .mobi and .epub format. That means you can store and read the books without worrying about licenses or log-insWhen you buy the bundle, you can download the files and sync them to your device, but it’s even easier if you have a Kindle or Kindle app. Story Bundle can automatically shoot the files onto your Kindle-enabled device. There are also very detailed instructions on the site for getting your books synced with devices like the iPad.If you’re not convinced, you can read a preview of each of the books on the Story Bundle site. You have to appreciate the openness of the Story Bundle model when big publishers are constantly disabling features and charging exorbitant sums for ebooks.via Story Bundlelast_img read more

21 09 19

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece on Thursday sought for a breakthrough in long-strained bilateral ties with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) by proposing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two Balkan neighbours. In a letter sent to his counterpart in Skopje, Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said a memorandum would set the framework for a final solution to the lingering name dispute between the two countries. Athens and Skopje have been at loggerheads over the Balkan statelet’s constitutional name since the former Yugoslav republic gained independence in 1991. Athens has blocked FYROM’s membership in NATO because of the row, arguing that the name ‘Macedonia’ implies a territorial claim over its northern region of the same name. Skopje denies the allegations. According to the memorandum proposed by the Athens government, both sides would commit to respecting each other’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity; renounce any present or future territorial claims; and, finally, pledge to carry on negotiations to resolve the deadlock. In a speech addressed to the United Nations 67th General Assembly in New York last month, Avramopoulos said Greece believed in a “fair settlement” resulting in a name with a “geographical qualifier” given that Macedonia is a geographical region that overlaps the territories of Greece, Bulgaria and FYROM. “When we resolve this issue, we will be able to realize the vast potential in our relations, to our mutual benefit, and Greece will be the FYROM’s staunchest ally and friend in its efforts to realize its Euroatlantic aspirations,” said the Greek Foreign Minister. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

21 09 19

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As the Australian government considers taking on tech giant IBM after its failure to protect last week’s $470m census, and with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vowing “heads will roll’ over the management of the survey, nothing less than a root and branch parliamentary inquiry covering every aspect of the census’ planning is required. Ultimately it’s about the ministers. The Coalition has had three ministers for this area since September, all of who had a responsibility to ask for briefings… It’s clear people have missed out, so we have to find a way of extending this, or create some kind of half re-run.So say many of the Greek Australian community’s most prominent federal MPs, who believe only a Senate inquiry open to public scrutiny can get to the bottom of the matter. In Victoria, Labor’s Maria Vamvakinou told Neos Kosmos she was deeply concerned about mistakes made in the roll-out of the census, and that the government had a duty to undertake a review of what went wrong – from its earliest planning stages.“We need to review the decisions that have been taken by the ABS over a long period; it’s a highly respected bureaucracy and for the first time in its history its integrity has been compromised,” said Ms Vamvakinou.“The government has to intervene and not leave it to the ABS to swim out on their own.”The Member for Calwell added that she was sceptical about the ABS’s claim that data recorded on the night, and data to be collected up until the cut-off date of 23 September, would be credible enough to base vital future governmental decisions on.“If you don’t have accurate data, I don’t see how you can implement social policy, how you can budget for services, and how you can plan 50 years forward. We need that information to guide where we need to spend public finances.” While the census web form went live again on Thursday, Ms Vamvakinou said many people are likely to fall through the net.Ensuring every Australian can confidently supply census information was vital, she said. “It’s as important as making sure people know how to vote.”In South Australia, newly-elected MP Steve Georganas said that any investigation into the census fiasco should look at ministerial responsibility.“Ultimately it’s about the ministers. The Coalition has had three ministers for this area since September, all of who had a responsibility to ask for briefings, to ask where things might go wrong, where the variables were.“Did those ministers ask those questions? An inquiry needs to find this out.”Maria Vamvakinou MP. ‘We need to review the decisions that have been taken by the ABS over a long period. It’s a highly-respected bureaucracy and for the first time in its history its integrity has been compromised.’Mr Georganas said that a Senate inquiry had to be transparent and unpick the fundamental decisions made by the ABS. “It has to look at their communications strategy, and it has to ask, ‘did they push too quickly to go online to such an extent’, it has to go into all those areas,” said the Member of Hindmarsh.“We need a far-reaching investigation that is open to public scrutiny, and we need more than an investigation into the IT side.” Meanwhile, Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who risks being fined for refusing to include his name in the census form, said that Australians have been treated like “mugs”.With four million people unable to readily access the internet at home, arrangements put in place by the ABS to provide paper forms turned into “a debacle”, he said, with understaffed call centres failing to cope with the demand. Those most impacted by such communications failures will be the elderly and Australians from ethnic communities.The senator, who predicted the census website would crash on the night, said the way Australia’s most important survey had been managed revealed a major failure for the Australian cyber security agency – the Australian Signals Directorate – which was charged with certifying that the IT systems used by the ABS were robust and resistant to attack.“Obviously they haven’t been. So what other assurances has the ABS given us that, really, aren’t worth anything now.”Xenophon’s overriding concern continues to be data privacy – a stance that, after confirmation of cyber attack from overseas, arguably holds more weight than ever. Speaking to reporters after details of the Tuesday attack on the ABS website emerged, the senator didn’t mince his words.“The ABS says the names and addresses will be ‘coded’ to preserve anonymity. But that assurance, excuse the language, is crap,” he said.“With some basic reverse engineering, your name and address can easily be worked out , unless of course a hacker works it out first.”Senator Xenophon has discussed the creation of a Senate inquiry with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and is reportedly working on its terms of reference.last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgNational emblem of Afghanistan. Photo: CollectedAfghanistan’s legislative elections will be held on 20 October, officials said Sunday, following three years of delays as the war-torn country grapples with a resurgent Taliban and political instability.The polls were originally set to be held in 2015 following presidential elections the previous year, but were repeatedly pushed back due to security fears and logistical issues within the fragile unity government.If held, candidates will contest the 249 seats in the National Assembly for five-year terms. The country will also hold regional elections in tandem in some 400 districts across Afghanistan — several of which are outside of Kabul’s control.”Holding elections is not an easy job in Afghanistan,” said Abdul Badi Sayad, Afghanistan’s election commission chief, adding that voters will be able to apply for registration cards in mid-April before candidates formally declare.The polls come just months ahead of the presidential elections scheduled for April 2019.However, western diplomats continue to express doubt over the government’s ability to oversee the project amid heightened security threats countrywide.Following the announcement, the United Nations lauded the commission’s move, but called for the inclusion of all Afghans in the process.”The participation of all Afghans in the electoral process, not merely the elections themselves, is critical,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Afghanistan.Questions continue to linger over how polling will be held in contested areas and if Afghans lacking identity cards and those displaced by conflict will be eligible to vote.Taliban and Islamic State militants have been ramping up attacks in Kabul in recent months, piling pressure on the Afghan government, which is frequently scolded for its inability to protect civilians.The Taliban has been resurgent since the withdrawal of US-led NATO combat troops in late 2014, seizing chunks of territory and blistering Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces.Last month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani extended an olive branch to the Taliban, suggesting that if they are prepared to negotiate they could be recognised as a political party with a legitimate role in Afghanistan’s future.The group replied with a muted response and has continued to launch attacks across the country.In October, insurgents controlled or influenced nearly half of Afghanistan’s districts — double the percentage in 2015, the US government’s office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in January.Over the same period, the watchdog said, the number of districts under Afghan government control or influence fell to its lowest level since December 2015.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_img Tiny Countertop Dishwasher Cleans Your Dishes in Just MinutesThe Best Robots of CES 2018 If you’ve ever been the victim of awful shampoo, rejoice! Hair product manufacturer Schwarzkopf is looking to help create the best, most amazing shampoo for your hair. And it only takes a quick client profile, a few questions, and a custom mix to get you where you need to be. One lucky tester at CES 2018, Victoria Song, was on hand to try out this new service, which was made a reality via the impressively high-tech glam machine known as the Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab Analyzer and two additional stages beyond that.First, a client’s hair is scanned via the SalonLab Analyzer, while a worker creates a profile out of several different bits of information gathered at the hair consultation — that’s the idea, anyway. You’d be quizzed about how healthy your scalp is, if you treat your hair with chemicals, etc. All those important questions are to help determine what type hair you have and what kind of chemicals will be needed to both clean it and make sure it stays healthy.Next, a technician is meant to take the Analyzer machine itself and grab readings from your ends of your hair all the way to the roots using infrared spectroscopy, which Song had done on her own hair during her time at the Schwartzkopfpro booth. It can evaluate the inside and outside of the hair shaft and pull valuable information and measurements in this manner. It’s all quick and painless, much less so than even having your hair detangled — that hurts.After the consultation is over, you can use the SalonLabs app to see how a new color on your hair would turn out, if you so desire. From there, the SalonLabs Customizer can get started mixing a shampoo or other liquid beauty product (perhaps a dye) for your hair, specifically. You can also choose a fragrance that works for you. When finished and mixed, it all comes in a nifty personalized shampoo bottle with your own custom label, name, and a barcode. You can continue reordering your shampoo mix from there.From then on, it’s all up to your salon professional to determine pricing and follow-ups. That’s the entire routine, more or less. This isn’t a system you can just purchase for home use, and it’s meant to be implemented in your favorite salon. But it’s a good glimpse of the future of hair care that’s customized for you, and something that certainly makes us feel like we’ve stepped into an episode of The Jetsons…and hopefully not something closer to Black Mirror, with the shampoo turning out awful or something of that nature.For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag. Stay on targetlast_img read more

31 08 19

first_img © 2017 Phys.org Explore further Inspired by natural signaling cascades, chemists have developed synthetic cascades that modify a self-assembled supramolecular structures post-assembly. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a synthetic cascade that is triggered by norbornadiene (NBD) and relayed by a cyclopentadiene (CPD) intermediate resulting in the triggered change of two supramolecular structures. Their work appears in Nature Chemistry.After a one-pot self-assembly of two supramolecular structures, the Nitschke group developed a post-assembly modification (PAM) technique via a covalent signal cascade. PAM reactions are limited by the need to be sufficiently mild that they do not damage the supramolecular structure. They also need to be chemoselective and produce product in near-quantitative yields to eliminate the need for extensive purification and isolation. Diels-Alder reactions are good candidates for these types of reactions.Pilgram, et al. developed a system that underwent inverse-electron demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) reaction with the initial triggering molecule, NBD, and a tetrazine-edged FeII8L12 cube, and subsequent Diels-Alder reaction with the relay molecule, CPD, and a tetrahedral complex. Their studies verified that the reactions required the triggering molecule and the relay molecule in order to work.Specifically, the synthetic scheme involved first making the terazine-edged cube in a one-pot synthesis. It then underwent the IEDDA reaction between the tetrazines and the NBD trigger molecule. After conducting model reaction tests, they used 2-octadecylnorbornadiene giving a pyridizine-edged cube and a 1-octadecylcyclopentadiene intermediate. This intermediate served as a relay molecule that bound to the maleimides on the tetrahedral complex via a Diels-Alder reaction.In one test, the final reaction involved forming a CPD intermediates with sufficiently long alkyl chains that the tetrahedral product transfers from an organic polar phase to a non-polar phase. Notably, without the initial triggering molecule, the final product is not formed and does not move into the non-polar phase, thus demonstrating a synthetic signal cascade in which a molecule changes lipophilicity as a result of an environmental trigger.Additionally, because the cell’s signal transduction pathways are often regulated by both triggering species as well as inhibitors, the Nitschke group investigated potential inhibitor molecules to their synthetic cascade. They found that cyclooctyne served as a good inhibitor by competitively reacting with the terazine molecules over the NBD trigger.Finally, another key finding of their synthetic cascade is that when the tetrahedral structure is complexed with an anionic guest (PF6-), the guest remains intact even after post-assembly modification of the structure. This allows the guest molecule to be transported from the polar to non-polar phase, which has implications for medicinal and other applications where molecule delivery is hindered by polarity or other environmental features.Dr. Nitschke told PhysOrg that future research includes designing cascades of reactions that are capable of being pushed backwards under out-of-equilibrium conditions. According to Nitschke, “Cascades of out-of-equilibrium reactions that are geared together such that one sequence of reactions either up-regulates or down-regulates another are fundamental building blocks of life. Understanding how they might work could help us understand prebiotic chemistry, as well as help us design complex synthetic assembly lines where substrates are passed along between capsules that chemically modify them.” More information: Ben S. Pilgrim et al. Signal transduction in a covalent post-assembly modification cascade, Nature Chemistry (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2839AbstractNatural reaction cascades control the movement of biomolecules between cellular compartments. Inspired by these systems, we report a synthetic reaction cascade employing post-assembly modification reactions to direct the partitioning of supramolecular complexes between phases. The system is composed of a self-assembled tetrazine-edged FeII8L12 cube and a maleimide-functionalized FeII4L6 tetrahedron. Norbornadiene (NBD) functions as the stimulus that triggers the cascade, beginning with the inverse-electron-demand Diels–Alder reaction of NBD with the tetrazine moieties of the cube. This reaction generates cyclopentadiene as a transient by-product, acting as a relay signal that subsequently undergoes a Diels–Alder reaction with the maleimide-functionalized tetrahedron. Cyclooctyne can selectively inhibit the cascade by outcompeting NBD as the initial trigger. Initiating the cascade with 2-octadecyl NBD leads to selective alkylation of the tetrahedron upon cascade completion. The increased lipophilicity of the C18-tagged tetrahedron drives this complex into a non-polar phase, allowing its isolation from the initially inseparable mixture of complexes. (Phys.org)—Within the cell chemical messages are passed through a signaling cascade. This cascade can be a series of chemical reactions or molecular changes that spurn the next reaction in a kind of assembly line process. This is how the cell responds to its environment and how communication happens over (biochemically ) long distances. Chemists build new chemical structures on unreactive bondscenter_img Citation: Covalent post-assembly modification cascade of self-assembled supramolecular structures (2017, September 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-covalent-post-assembly-modification-cascade-self-assembled.html Depictions (same scale) of the X-ray crystal structures. a, Cube 1b. b, PF6 − adduct of tetrahedron 3. c, AsF6 − adduct of modified tetrahedron 4a. Atom colours: grey, C; white, H; red, O; blue, N; orange, Fe; light green, F. Disorder and non-encapsulated anions are omitted for clarity. Iron atoms are connected with orange lines to illustrate the overall geometry of each complex. Credit: (c) Nature Chemistry (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2839 Journal information: Nature Chemistry 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