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first_imgCoach K gestures as he coaches a game.INDIANAPOLIS – APRIL 03: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils gestures as he coaches in the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke defeated Georgia Tech 72-66 at home last night. The victory gave Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski his 423rd career ACC victory, surpassing Dean Smith for the most all-time. After the game, Krzyzewski addressed the crowd as part of a ceremony honoring his 1,000th-career win, which came against St. John’s on Jan. 25. As part of the tribute, the Duke players all wore “Coach 1K” shirts, with the number 1 embedded as part of the letter K. Krzyzewski touched on both milestones during his time on the mic, and thanked the Cameron crowd for its support. There might not be any more coach in American more synonymous with his program than Krzyzewski is with Duke basketball. Pretty cool moment.last_img read more

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first_img2017 recruiting rankings as of May 24.LSU landed its fifth commitment in the last five days Tuesday afternoon in three-star offensive tackle Shaahdiq Charles, who announced his decision on Twitter. With Charles’ pledge, the Tigers jumped Alabama and Miami on its way to the No. 3 recruiting class in the country – and No. 1 in the SEC – according to 247 Sports.LSU has always recruited well, so this momentum comes as no surprise. But the 2017 recruiting cycle is far from over. A lot can change before next February.last_img

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first_imgMONTREAL – A new group of mostly Lac-Megantic residents is seeking authorization from Quebec Superior Court to sue for economic and moral damages worth upwards of $5 million relating to the Lac-Megantic rail tragedy in 2013.Train engineer Tom Harding, Canadian Pacific Railway and Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, the defunct railway company at the heart of the disaster, are named in the court document filed in mid-May.The motion to institute proceedings was filed in Lac-Megantic and involves 49 plaintiffs who opted to not join another, massive class-action with 5,000 people and businesses that was authorized in 2015 against the same defendants.Earlier this year, the judge hearing that case joined it with a $409-million Quebec government lawsuit and another lawsuit brought by insurance companies. That one trial is to be heard in September 2019.On July 6, 2013, a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil broke loose and barrelled into the town of 6,000 in the wee hours before derailing and exploding.It set off several massive blasts that wiped out a large swath of the downtown core and killed 47 people.Three former MMA employees charged criminally in connection with disaster were found not guilty by a jury last January: Harding, rail traffic controller Richard Labrie and manager of train operations Jean Demaitre.One month later, the Crown announced it would not appeal the verdicts.The new filing, like the other legal challenges against the railway, alleges that Canadian Pacific was negligent in the leadup to the accident and should have known the product being shipped was volatile. It also states the company had responsibility for the cargo being shipped.A Canadian Pacific spokesman said there would be no comment as the matter is under litigation, but the railway giant has previously denied any responsibility in the disaster because it handed off the trains to MMA for the final leg of the journey.The new motion describes the plaintiffs as people who resided in the Lac-Megantic area, owned or leased property there or were physically in the area at the time of the disaster and suffered losses.A total of $5.1 million is being claimed, with amounts varying from $15,000 to $1 million.The motion says the amounts are being sought for various reasons, including stress, being forced from home and the loss of income, personal property or enjoyment of life.A Quebec City law firm representing the 49 plaintiffs declined to comment further Thursday.Charles Shearson, Harding’s lawyer, said his client’s name remains on the list of defendants despite his limited means.“It’s another legal problem,” Shearson said. “I think his ultimate goal is to get all the legal processes out of the way so he can embark in some kind of healing, some kind of semblance of regaining a normal life for himself, given the circumstances.”Companies in this story: (TSX:CP)last_img read more

13 10 19

first_imgDETROIT — Chris Reynolds was promoted by Toyota late last year to one of the toughest jobs in the U.S. auto industry. He’s in charge of North American manufacturing, as well as human resources, legal, finance and communications.It’s manufacturing that will present the biggest challenge for Reynolds, who must navigate uncertain U.S. trade policies including tariff threats and possible replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Toyota produces vehicles in both countries for sale in the U.S.Also, U.S. auto sales are expected to decline slightly in 2019, and sales of traditional sedans, once staples in Toyota’s U.S. model lineup, are falling.Reynolds, the son of a Ford factory worker who grew up in Detroit, spoke with The Associated Press after his duties were expanded by the company. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.Q: The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, is still up in the air. Twenty-five per cent tariffs on imported vehicles and parts also are on the table. How does the new agreement affect Toyota, and would you be able to bring production from Japan to Alabama or some other U.S. plant if tariffs go into effect?A: We think that the recently negotiated USMCA, if it’s approved, and we’re optimistic that it will be, will actually allow us to flex our production in order to build as much as we can here. We’re looking to do that regardless of the tariff situation. We can’t make moves simply because of the tariff situation. So while tariffs are problematic, they’re essentially a tax on the consumer. Obviously we are not in favour of them. The real litmus test for us in terms of local investment is can we be competitive in building what we sell here? That’s the lens through which we would view whether we would open up a new plant or not, or what kinds of additional investments we might make in our existing plant infrastructure.Q: President Trump has threatened to pull out of NAFTA if Congress doesn’t approve its replacement. What would that do to Toyota?A: When you assemble a vehicle in one state, but the parts can literally crisscross the border five or six times before it actually gets assembled to the vehicle, it’s very challenging to think of an outcome where the border actually becomes a barrier to our whole assembly process, our whole supply chain. That’s not just true of Toyota, it’s true of every automaker. So there’s common industry interest in making sure that there are as few barriers as possible. That’s why I’m optimistic that the Trump administration’s moves on USMCA will bear some fruit. We’re OK with where the USMCA landed.Q: What percentage of vehicles that Toyota sells in the U.S. are built in North America and in the U.S.?A: Roughly 74 per cent. Fifty per cent is U.S. only, and that’s growing. We were on that track before this sort of spasm on trade and tariffs.Q: If the U.S. imposes 25 per cent tariffs on imported vehicles and parts, Toyota has said there would be significant price increases for vehicles built in the U.S. The price of the Camry midsize car, which has among the highest U.S. parts content, would rise by $1,800. Why would the Camry price go up?A: There’s no 100 per cent U.S.-made product. Every vehicle from every manufacturer has some amount of componentry that comes from somewhere else. We’ve got to be able to absorb those costs. And where we can’t absorb them, what tariffs do to you is they compel us and every other manufacturer to pass those costs on. Let’s not forget the steel and aluminum tariffs. They also have an impact, and not a positive one. So that’s why you’re seeing the risk on price even for a vehicle like a Camry.Q: Auto sales in the U.S. are expected to slow, especially of cars. Yet Toyota and Mazda are jointly building a new factory in Alabama that would build cars. Why do you need more factory capacity in a declining market?A: Our view of the market goes beyond the normal cycle. We’ve got to be able to plan beyond that and anticipate where the market will be not just next year but over the next decade or so. We think there’s a future in passenger cars. We think there will always be a need for that. We’re actually excited about the fact that some of our competitors might be exiting that segment. We view it as an opportunity in the medium term to long term.Tom Krisher, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img“The museum is a gem of Tumbler Ridge.  It’s something people from all over the world come to see.”Our calls for comment from the District of Tumbler Ridge have not been returned.The Peace Region Paleontology Research Center and Museum opened in 2003.The March 12, 2018, District of Taylor Committee Meeting included a presentation from the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation. “Our goal and our desire and hope is the museum will reopen.  That we will find funding to provide the same amazing service to people and tourism possibilities.”The board decided in early March to let go all staff as current funding would only last them until the end of 2018 if they closed the museum.This letter was given to staff of the museum.Council and the Museum Board held a meeting on March 12 to discuss the grant-in-aid further, but as of now, the Museum remains closed.The board is now working to find alternative funding through grants or corporate donations.  Schembri says the Museum is a big part of Tumbler Ridge. During the meeting, Councillor Will Howe said,“We had a roundtable discussion where all of them were allowed to come down and explain how this works.  To me, that was the opportunity for the museum board to come down and explain to us why they need the two hundred thousand dollars. To me, until we get that done, I don’t fully understand it, and I’m not to spend the $200,000.”Here is video from the March 5, Council meeting where they discuss the grant-in-aid.In July of 2017, Councillor Caisley requested a notice of motion that said: “THAT the District of Tumbler Ridge informs the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation Council is suspending funding their institution through the Grant in Aid or Fee for Service Policy until conditions are met.”According to the Council on March 5, 2018, a letter was sent to the Museum Board in July 2017 asking for more information about their budget, and according to Council, the letter had not been answered.Jerrilyn Schembri, Vice President of the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, says as far as she knows, the board has complied with everything Council has asked of them.Schembri says the Museum has been idled.center_img TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, The Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre and Dinosaur Discovery Gallery has been closed for what the group hopes is only a short period.In March, the District of Tumbler Ridge denied the groups request for a grant-in-aid of $200,000.  On March 8, the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation gave notice to all the staff that the Museum would close do to the District of Tumbler Ridge denying their grant request.According to the video from March 5, 2018, Tumbler Ridge Council Meeting, Council had requested more information from the Museum Foundation, but the Museum at the time of the meeting had not replied.last_img read more

13 10 19

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Government has introduced legislation to complete the fiscal framework for LNG investment.According to the Government, this legislation will pull together the final pieces needed to deliver LNG investment that brings long-term benefits to the Province and thousands of good-paying jobs for B.C. workers, while operating within strong environmental protections.Carole James, Minister of Finance, says this legislation completes the process of creating a fiscal framework that invites investment while protecting Indigenous rights and the environment. “British Columbians are counting on us to attract LNG investment that meets strict conditions: delivering jobs and financial benefits to B.C., creating economic partnerships with Indigenous peoples, and protecting our clean air, land and water. This legislation completes the process of creating a fiscal framework that invites investment while supporting those conditions.”Once passed, this legislation is expected to amend the Income Tax Act to implement a natural gas tax credit for LNG development in British Columbia,  repeal the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act that created barriers for investment in B.C.’s natural gas sector, and repeal the Liquefied Natural Gas Project Agreements Act that left British Columbians vulnerable to footing the bill for special industry tax and regulatory protections.The Government says, once complete, these steps will deliver the fiscal setting needed for LNG Canada’s proposed $40-billion project in northern British Columbia – the largest private-sector investment in B.C.’s history. It is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs and up to 950 permanent jobs in the Kitimat processing terminal.It is also said that this project is on track to be the cleanest of its kind in the world, meaning it will fit within the greenhouse gas reduction targets of the Government’s CleanBC climate action plan.To learn more about the new framework for LNG, you can visit the Government’s website.last_img read more

12 10 19

first_imgMy wife is having an affair and she has left me. Can you help me identify the reason behind her actions? I’m shattered and depressed.Name withheld We marry because we are in love, and we fall in love with those who meet our most important requirement – emotional need. When the one we marry stops meeting those emotional needs, we become vulnerable to others who are willing and also able to fulfil them. If we let someone else meet our needs, we fall in love with that person, and an affair is off and running. Once an affair begins, it is like an addiction. The same emotional attachment that drew you and your spouse into marriage is now directed to someone else. So, time shall decide the future. Don’t worry, all will happen for the best. Don’t be depressed. Focus on either mending the relationship with your wife or building yourself strongly. Also Read – Feel what you fear My wife is getting very cold. Since the last few years, she comes back from work very late and takes no interest in anything physical! We have a seven-year-old son and as a mother she does her duty. As a partner, she’s never there. What should I do? J. Singh, Noida Did you try speaking to her? Don’t chase her but ask her what the problem is. Do not neglect this as it will only create more distance. Sometimes work related stress leads to fatigue that might affect your relationship. Or may be, there’s something that has changed in you and is having a silent effect on her. There could be other reasons too. But, let’s be positive and try to fix it. Plan a vacation, preferably just the two of you. This will heal the situation and help bridge the gap. Try to ignite the physical element as that really impacts the marriage. Be alert, sensitive and spend a lot of time chatting and being with her. Wish you good luck and I’m sure, soon the sun will shine again. Also Read – Homecoming I can’t trust anyone. I feel everyone is selfish. Is this abnormal? Please help. R. Saha, West Bengal At first, I request you to have confidence in yourself. If you have a positive inner self, nobody can scar it. It is indeed a fact that in the present time, there seems to be a difference between the face and the mask people wear. People do have hidden agendas which may conflict your expectations. The best way to be a happier individual is to have less emotional involvement. Give every association the time it requires before you give in or open up completely. Selfish people do exist but alongside exist good souls. Life will bring both. Wish you the luck to differentiate between the two. Avoid worrying and just be yourself. My wife earns more than me and she acts bossy and rude with the family. What can be done? T. Kunal, New Delhi If you are sure that her financial strength is the reason for your unhappiness, please try and work some better arrangements for yourself. Try and earn more, if possible. I do not know your profession but in today’s time, multiple sources of earning is becoming vital for survival. In the mean time, try and express your heart to her. If she loves you, she might change her behavior. Don’t try your hands at something beyond you. Try your best to manage the relationship and hope she will change someday. Don’t lose heart and be brave enough to be happy no matter what the hurdles around you are. (Send your questions to roopshashotm@gmail.com)last_img read more

12 10 19

first_imgChandigarh: A polling agent was arrested for interfering with the voting process in a booth in Haryana’s Faridabad. “Prompt action taken. FIR (first information report) lodged. Person behind bars. Observer enquired the matter personally and is satisfied that polling was never vitiated,” said the District Election Office on its official Twitter account on Sunday. The action was taken after a video surfaced in which the polling agent was seemingly trying to interfere three women voters inside a booth at Asawati in Faridabad on Sunday. “The person in the video is the polling agent who has been arrested in the afternoon (Sunday) itself. FIR lodged. He was trying to effect at least 3 lady voters. Observer & RO with teams visited the booth at Asawati in Prithala constituency. He is satisfied that voting was never vitiated,” the District Election Office earlier tweeted. Ten seats in Haryana voted on Sunday in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. In Faridabad, Union Minister and BJP candidate Krishan Pal Gurjar is seeking a re-election. He is pitted against Congress candidate Avtar Singh Bhadana and the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Pandit Naveen Jaihind. The district recorded a 64.46 per cent turnout.last_img read more

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Johnnie Dixon (1) is lifted into the air by A.J. Alexander (88) after Dixon’s touchdown during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorOhio State will be without redshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Alexander in the fall after the backup injured his knee, which required surgery and will cause him to miss the 2017 season, a team spokesman confirmed to The Lantern on Friday.The news was first reported by Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch.The tight end was injured after spring practice had concluded and has already undergone surgery, according to the spokesman.Alexander played in all 13 games for Ohio State last season, catching four passes for 27 yards.During spring practice, Alexander saw an increased role in the offense while redshirt senior tight end Marcus Baugh rehabilitated after undergoing shoulder surgery.Ohio State’s three redshirt sophomore tight ends – Luke Farrell, Jake Hausmann and Kierre Hawkins – will likely take larger roles in the offense given the void Alexander leaves. read more

18 09 19

first_imgPSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said there is a “very good” relationship between star strikers Kylian Mbappe and Neymar of Brazil.This comment has trashed reports suggesting that the two strikers, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe do not get along.“Neymar and Mbappe have a very good relationship. They get on well with each other,” the PSG president said via FourFourTwo.“Everything else is just made up stories by journalists. It is impossible that there would be bad blood between them. They are happy to play together.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“The reintroduction of Mbappe and Neymar is scheduled for the start of the month. What is clear is neither of them will be going anywhere.”In the 2018 World Cup, Mbappe won the World Cup’s best young player award as France grabbed the trophy at Russia, while Belgium couldn’t let Neymar help Brazil past the quarter-finals.“My players were very good during the World Cup,” Al-Khelaifi added.“Brazil had a lot of pressure on them, but France had a fantastic World Cup and deserve to be the champions. Mbappe was incredible and Neymar was at his best despite the injury. He gave his all.”last_img read more

18 09 19

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho aimed a jibe at Premier League chief Richard Scudamore following his side’s 2-1 victory over Leicester CityCaptain Pogba converted from the spot inside the first five minutes while Luke Shaw netted his first goal for United to increase the lead for Mourinho’s men.However, Jamie Vardy’s goal in added time created a tense ending in what was an overall lackluster display from the Red Devils.Mourinho didn’t hide his emotions and wasted no time to lambast Scudamore over the Premier League schedule.“Mr Scudamore must be happy, it’s a good way to start the Premier League,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“A good match. A match where I needed six changes not three. I want to play Martial but I can’t, Paul Pogba can’t play 90, Fred the same. I need more changes.“It was not easy to manage the game from the touchline. But I told the players we had good periods, lots of glimpses of the type of football we wanted to play. Leicester were strong in periods but we coped with that as a team.“The team played as a team. In the second half, I had Andreas Pereira and Fred with a yellow card, Paul was fantastic his contribution was amazing but the fuel was disappearing. We were in trouble.“Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn’t make that change. The players gave everything, they gave what they had. Everybody did that.”last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgHigh-CourtThe High Court on Tuesday withdrew a stay order and asked the subordinate court to complete trial proceedings in a corruption case against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie, reports UNB.The bench of justices Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and KM Hafizul Ala rejected a plea that sought cancellation of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) case.Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan stood for ACC while deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state and advocate Jainul Abedin stood for Annie.ACC deputy director M Manjur Murshed filed the case with Ramna police on 9 October 2014.The former MP was accused of concealing information about Tk 13,13,940 in a financial statement filed at the ACC and having Tk 1,40,42,670 in undisclosed property.Dhaka Special Judge Court framed charges against Annie on 24 May 2016. On 1 September that year, the High Court stayed the trial proceedings for six months and issued a rule asking why the applicant should not be acquitted.last_img read more

2 09 19

first_imgFoods that do not require cooking or refrigerationCan openerPlastic dishwareDry clothes and shoesBlanket/bedding for each personToiletriesVision productsHand sanitizerIf families are not evacuating, Sloan suggests filling bathtubs with water. This water, he said, could be boiled and used for drinking or used to flush toilets in case of a power outage.The Ready Campaign, a national public service campaign for emergencies, also encourages signing up for community warning systems, such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the NOAA warning system, and bookmarking city websites for easy access to storm alerts. In Harris County, the information is available at Ready Harris. There, you can sign up to receive emergency alerts, download a hurricane checklist and access a map with evacuation routes.  You can also find your local Office of Emergency Management, here.  AP Photo/David J. PhillipJoe Rodriguez wades through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ike as he abandons his stalled truck Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 in Houston.What should I do during a hurricane?The Ready Campaign’s first tip is to take shelter in a storm-safe area, such as a windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest non-flooding floor.  The campaign also advises people to listen for storm alerts and emergency information.If told to do so, citizens should evacuate. However, the Ready Campaign urges people to follow the “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” motto, which discourages anyone from walking, swimming, or driving through flood waters.What happens after the storm?Even when the storm is over, challenges still lie ahead. Here are some of the Ready Campaign’s post-storm tips:Wear protective clothing during cleanup in case of any dangerous debris or sharp edgesDon’t wade in flood water, which could also contain storm debrisContact loved ones via text or social media rather than calls, as phone systems are often down or busy right after stormsTake photos of any property damage for insurance purposesContact insurance companiesFor more information on what to do during and after a storm, visit https://www.readyharris.org/ Share Katie Hayes Luke for NPRAfter Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region.For those who are new to Houston, hurricane and storm preparation can seem intimidating. But even for Houstonians whose family has lived here for generations, it never hurts to have a few new storm tricks up your sleeve. In the midst of hurricane season, here’s what you need to know about handling a hurricane or tropical storm, starting with the basics. What counts as a hurricane?The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses the term tropical cyclone to describe a rotating system of clouds and thunderstorms that forms over a large body of water. There are several types of tropical cyclones, ranging from a tropical depression to a hurricane being the most severe.Tropical depressions have winds less than 39 mph. If the maximum sustained winds grow faster than 39 mph, the cyclone becomes a tropical storm. And a hurricane forms when the maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph. Hurricanes are then rated on a 1 to 5 scale, based on wind speed, with a 5 indicating “catastrophic damage will occur.”Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30, as the majority of storms occur during that time period.  What is the difference between a hurricane warning and a hurricane watch?When listening to or reading storm coverage, you might hear the terms “hurricane warning” and “hurricane watch.” These terms, although similar, have certain distinctions. According to NOAA, when a hurricane watch is issued, it means hurricane conditions are possible. This is not as severe as a hurricane warning, which means that meteorologists expect hurricane conditions to occur. David J. Phillip/APA United States flag hangs outside a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 in Houston.How can I prepare when I know a storm is approaching?Mark Sloan from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management previously told Houston Public Media that he encourages Houstonians to fill their gas tanks before the storm hits.“During hurricane season, if your tank is half full, consider it empty,” Sloan said. Joe Brueggeman/Houston Public MediaA sign at Home Depot urges customers to stock up for potential storms.Sloan also urged Houstonians to put together a storm kit, which he said should last up to seven days. Here are some storm kit essentials, according to Sloan and an emergency packing list from Ready Harris.Radio (preferably hand-cranked so that it can charge other electronic devices as well)Driver’s license/IDInsurance and other important documents (either stored in a resealable waterproof bag, saved on a flash drive, or snapped in pictures on your phone)Water (one gallon per day per person)Non-perishable or canned foodsNote that some canned foods are perishablelast_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgWASHINGTON — Scores of Washington-area residents got up early – very early – to walk to raise money to educate men about prostate cancer and to support prostate cancer research and outreach at the Howard University Cancer Center.Participants began at 6:30 a.m. at scenic Hains Point at the southern tip of East Potomac Park and walked 5 kilometers.The walk was sponsored by Union Temple Baptist Church, the NAACP D.C. Branch and other participating organizations.Dr. Carla Williams, interim director of the Howard University Cancer Center, which is located at Howard University Hospital, praised the sponsoring organizations and said the support is desperately needed.African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men and are new two and a half times more likely to die from the disease, she noted.“We will use this money to better understand the risk factors for prostate cancer and to understand the various types of prostate cancer,” Williams said.  “Some forms of the disease are very aggressive and some are less aggressive.”It is widely believed that a combination of genetics, lifestyle, nutritional habits and medical care may contribute to higher cancer rates and deaths.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_img Live Stats With 33 points at Western Kentucky, 24 at Chattanooga, 20 at Boise State and 20 vs. Hartford, Durr has nine career 30-point games and 41 career 20-point games. Kylee Shook is tied for third on the team with 8.5 points per game, while shooting 6-12 (.500) from downtown and pulling down 4.0 rebounds. She also leads the team with six blocks. She scored a season-high and team-high 17 points, 6-9 from the floor and 1-3 from 3-pt range, while adding a season-high six rebounds, including five offensive boards, in the win over Miami (Ohio).Head coach Jeff Walz was an assistant at Nebraska from 1997 to 2001. This will mark the second time that he has faced his former team. The Cards downed the Cornhuskers 65-51 on Dec. 20, 2010 in Las Vegas. Tickets Media Center Watch Last season, the ACC went 10-4 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The ACC is 8-0-3 in the challenge. UofL is 3-1 in the ACC/B1G Challenge. 2017 – Louisville 72, Indiana 59 (at IU); 2016 – Maryland 78, Louisville 72 (at UL); 2015 – Louisville 85, Michigan State 78 (at MSU); 2014 – Louisville 86, Iowa 52 (at UL) The Cardinals are off to a 6-0 start, which marks the third straight season that they have started at least 6-0. They started off 6-0 in 2016-17 and a school-record 20-0 in 2017-18. Dana Evans is tied for third on the team with 8.5 points per game and is averaging a team-high 5.5 assists. After starting the first two games, she has come off the bench the last four. In the last three games, she is averaging 12.0 points and has 18 assists to just four turnovers. She has led the team in assists in four of six games. She had a season-high 14 points and a team-high six assists vs. Miami. She had 11 points and six assists, including the game-winning dish to Sam Fuehring with 2.5 seconds to go vs. ASU. She scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. She then had 11 points and a team-high six assists and three steals vs. Hartford. She recorded nine assists at UTC, which was one shy of her career-high of 10 at Kentucky (12/17/17).center_img Louisville recorded a season-high 16 steals in the 95-73 win over Miami (Ohio). It marked the most steals in a game since they had 16 vs. Bowling Green (W, 83-58) and Lafayette (W, 92-48) in back-to-back games on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 2016. Last year, they had a season-high 15 steals vs. Murray State (W, 115-51) on Nov. 24, 2017. The Cards are averaging 10 steals per game and have had at least seven in every game. Asia Durr had two 3-pointers (2-6) in the win over Miami, giving her an even 300 3-pointers for her career. She is only the second player in program history with 300 3-pointers. She ranks second behind Shoni Schimmel, who has 387 career 3-pointers. As a sophomore, she connected on 119 3-pointers, which ranked second nationally and set school record. She had 115 3-pointers last season. Story Links Listen Bionca Dunham has started the last four games after getting her first career start vs. Boise State on 11/19. On the season, she is averaging 7.8 points, while shooting 19-29 (.655) from the floor, and pulling down 3.2 rebounds. Against Miami (Ohio), she finished with a season-high 15 points on 7-10 shooting, while adding a team-high and career-high four steals. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After downing Miami (Ohio) in the home opener, University of Louisville women’s basketball continues its six-game homestand when they host Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET. Prior to the game, Louisville’s 2018 NCAA Final Four Banner will be unveiled.ABOUT THE CORNHUSKERSLast season, Nebraska finished the season with a 22-11 overall record, 11-5 in the Big Ten, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling to No. 7  seed Arizona State, 73-62 in the first round. They return four starters from that team and have opened the season with a 2-3 record. Their three losses are to Drake, 83-77, at Washington State in double overtime, 87-84, and at No. 21 Miami, 82-68. Their wins have come against USC Upstate, 87-64, and Radford, 77-39. They have eight players averaging more than 7.2 points per game. Freshman guard Sam Haiby leads them in scoring with 11.4 points per game, while sophomore guard Taylor Kissinger is second with 9.6 points per game and ranks second in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage at 66.7 (12-18). Series History – Louisville is 2-1 all-time against the Cornhuskers and 1-0 at home. This will mark the first matchup between the two teams since that matchup in Las Vegas. They met twice in non-conference play in 1998-99 when Walz was an assistant at Nebraska. The Huskers defeated Louisville 62-61 at the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Nov. 29, 1998. Louisville then knocked off the Huskers 77-66 at the Seelbach Holiday Classic at Freedom Hall on Dec. 29, 1998.Date: Thursday, Nov. 29Time: 7:00 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center   Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ACCNE, Don Russell, play-by-play; Sara White, analystLast Meeting: W, 65-51 (Dec. 20, 2010 in Las Vegas)Series History: 2-1 (1-0 Home, 0-2 Away, 1-1 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 5th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayOfficials: Dee Kantner, Eric Brewton, Mark ReschFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_img Dark inflation opens up a gravitational window on the first moments after the Big Bang A model that could see testing at the LHC is one developed by Anupam Mazumdar, a scientist at the Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and his colleagues Rouzbeh Allahverdi, at the University of New Mexico in the United States, and Bhaskar Dutta, at Texas A&M University. Their model shows how inflation generates the “seed for structure,” and describes how cold dark matter accounts for “missing” matter in the universe. Thirdly, the model’s inflation explains neutrino masses. The results of the paper can be found in “Unifying Inflation and Dark Matter with Neutrino Masses” in Physical Review Letters.“We know dark matter has to exist,” Mazumdar tells PhysOrg.com. “We see its influences. But it has to interact really weakly with the rest of the universe. This is why the right-handed supersymmetric neutrinos – sneutrinos – are a dark matter candidate. The right handed sneutrinos also give rise to tiny neutrino masses observed in nature.”Mazumdar also explains that the universe is expanding: “It undergoes inflation.” So Mazumdar and his peers wondered if it was possible to tie inflation to dark matter and neutrino masses. “We wanted to see if we could tie these things together in a model that can be tested in a laboratory.”Part of the challenge involved in putting together their model included the fact that in most standard models that address this question, the inflaton field values are entered by hand. Inflatons are characterized by integer spin. “We had to figure out how to talk about an inflaton as a scalar particle and try to identify what an inflaton is, exactly,” Mazumdar says.He goes on to explain that no single particle acts like an inflaton. Instead, a combination of particles is needed. “When we combined an sneutrino, a standard Higgs particle and a supersymmetric lepton, we found they act like an inflaton whose masses and couplings are not ad-hoc but well motivated and constrained by the current experimental limits.” “The model shows that the inflaton which is responsible for inflating is also responsible for neutrino masses….This component could also act like dark matter,” Mazumdar continues. “Now it is something that can be verified in experiments. Once the properties of the supersymmetric neutrino are found, the testable properties can help us identify dark matter.”“We are always looking for evidence to back up observation,” Mazumdar points out. “Until now, finding ‘missing’ matter has relied on cosmic microwave background experiments. It was thought that inflation could only be tested by this method. Now we have proposed a simple model that would allow inflation testing on earth.”Mazumdar hopes that the model he and his peers have developed can be tested at the LHC by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. “This could answer the questions of why neutrinos have such small mass, and whether they would make a good dark matter candidate and the inflaton candidate.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. One of the biggest mysteries of the universe deals with questions of dark matter. There are several experiments and models being designed all over the world to try and determine what would make good dark matter candidates. And with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland, some of these experiments may be ready for testing. 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.center_img Citation: Designing a test of neutrinos as dark matter candidates (2008, January 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-01-neutrinos-dark-candidates.html Explore furtherlast_img read more