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Ball, Lakers romp past Pistons

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next “This is the way we want to play,” said Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, who had 13 points. “This is kind of the identity we want to bring every single game.”Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double for the Lakers, who had lost the previous three games against the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 13 points in his first chance to play against the Pistons, who drafted him No. 8 overall in 2013.Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each had 18 points for the Pistons, who were unable to sweep their three-game California road trip. Andre Drummond had 10 points and 12 rebounds.Ball had a modest statistical performance, finishing with six rebounds and three assists, but Lakers head coach Luke Walton credited him with setting the tone. Ball was aggressive in attacking the paint to create an easy shot for himself or a teammate, and that unselfishness became infectious.Seven Lakers finished with double figures, and six had at least three assists.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy was unsure about how his team might handle the adulation associated with a surprising 5-2 start, and those concerns proved to be well-founded in a loss he described as a “humbling experience.“There’s nothing we did well and they dominated us,” Van Gundy said. “We had no fight in us. It was a bad, bad night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers used a 16-5 run in the first quarter to take a lead they would never relinquish, eventually jumping out in front by as many as 23.Another superb defensive effort keyed the win, as the Lakers allowed three free-throws, the fewest in a game in franchise history. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Lakers: Visit the Portland Trailblazers on Thursday. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, front, passes the ball past Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won, 113-93. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were locked in to deliver their best effort of the season. The Detroit Pistons were anything but ready, and the gap between the two mindsets was obvious.Julius Randle scored 17 points, Lonzo Ball added 13 and the Lakers smashed the Pistons 113-93 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Take away the Phoenix game, this is the best game he’s played I thought,” Walton said. “The way that his pace was, the way he pushed the ball all the time. He was in the other team’s paint. He just set the tone and I thought the whole team fed off the way he was playing.”TIP INSPistons: After allowing 24 fast-break points in their first seven games, the Pistons allowed the Lakers to get free for 17 points. . Ish Smith had 12 of the Pistons’ 30 points off the bench. .Lakers: Rookie Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 points, scoring 10 points of the Lakers’ 33 points in the second quarter. . Los Angeles improved to 14-4 against the Pistons at Staples Center.RANDLE’S ROLERandle is thriving as an impact substitution this season. He showed it again by pacing the team in scoring despite playing just 17:25, the lightest workload for any Laker that finished with at least 10 points.“He has just been playing with great energy,” Walton said. “He can change games and he did tonight with the way he came in.”Van Gundy credited the second-unit pairing of Randle and Kuzma for effectively putting the game out of reach in the second quarter.HALLOWEEN HIJINKSLakers forward Corey Brewer arrived at Staples Center in costume as Spider-Man, while Caldwell-Pope dressed up as Steve Urkel from the 1990′s TV sitcom “Family Matters.”Caldwell-Pope said the Lakers were so successful because they were having fun, and he certainly did against his former team.“We threw the first punch,” Caldwell-Pope said. “We kept our feet on the gas. We pushed the ball and got easy layups.”UP NEXTPistons: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday to open a five-game homestand. UAAP Starting 5: Week 8 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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RIP Martin Crowe: Cricket fraternity pays tribute

first_imgReaction on Thursday to the death of former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, from lymphoma at the age of 53:”Very sad to hear of the passing of Martin Crowe this morning. An inspiration to me and so many others. One of the true greats” – Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.Also read: Martin Crowe passes away at 53 “Kiwi great Martin Crowe is no more and the cricket world is poorer again. Truly a giant modern batsman and fine analyst” – Former India spin bowler Bishan Bedi.”He was a world-class athlete whose exploits on the pitch endeared him to cricket fans around the world, whose leadership helped propel our Black Caps to the 1992 Cricket World Cup semi-final and whose tutelage has helped the next generation to excel” – New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.”A modern great and cricket icon Martin Crowe is no more. Brilliant cricket brain and a warm persona” – India leg spinner Anil Kumble.”You will always be a legend in my eyes. Thank you for all your help and advice. Now you can rest easy my friend. Miss you already” – Former Australia captain Michael Clarke.Also read: Martin Crowe, a fighter and New Zealand’s finest batsman “So sad to hear the passing of Martin Crowe. One of the game’s greats on and off the field” – former Australia batsman Damien Martyn.”So sad to hear news of Martin Crowe passing away. For those of us who grew up watching cricket in the 80s we owe him immensely” – former New Zealand allrounder Scott Styris.advertisement”I will miss him dearly as over the last couple of years there were messages of encouragement between us both as we battled our own demons. His situation however, always put mine in perspective and I marvelled at his resolve. Today is a sad day” – former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns.”On the field, he was one of the best ever, it’s as simple as that. He was a great competitor, had great technique, won a lot of games for New Zealand and is bracketed up there with the greats of the game” – former Australia captain Allan Border.”Martin Crowe was amongst the finest players of his generation, a delightful stroke-maker who made an enormous impact in New Zealand and around the cricket world. He was an important player in the New Zealand teams of the mid ’80s which went unbeaten in 10 of 13 series from the time of his debut” – Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.”Saddened to hear about the demise of one of my favorite batsmen Martin Crowe. A great technician and astute reader of the game” – Former India batsman VVS Laxman.”He affected so many people in so many different ways. He was a passionate crciket person and a lot of people around the cricket world are mouring him” – New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.”Rest in peace Martin Crowe. A wonderful batman and a man with courage and conviction. Inspired generations of batsmen around the world” – Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara.”Just a legend of the game. His style of cricket was very pleasing on the eye but what he did for the game was huge” – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.last_img read more

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Alexander Zverev upsets Roger Federer for Rogers Cup title

first_imgAlexander Zverev’s hot streak is still alive. Roger Federer’s win streak is over.The German beat Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday for his 10th consecutive victory.The 20-year-old Zverev, the winner last week in Washington, D.C., matched Federer with a fifth tournament title this year, although two of Federer’s triumphs were at majors. He also stopped Federer’s win streak at 16.He will try to keep it going at an event in Cincinnati this week.”It’s something amazing, back-to-back weeks,” said Zverev, who handed Federer only his third loss of the year. “I feel great.”I feel like I’m playing some of the best tennis of my life. But Cincinnati is a very tough draw. I don’t know if I will be able to go far there because I am a little bit tired. But game-wise and confidence-wise, I’m super happy the way everything is standing.”He avenged a loss to Federer at Halle, Germany on June 25 and evened their career head-to-head record at two wins apiece.The fourth-seeded Zverev won $894,585 while the second-seeded Federer got $438,635.Zverev used some sharp groundstrokes to get the only service break he needed to win the first set.The lanky German escaped a break point at 1-0 in the second set with consecutive aces, and an off-looking Federer never challenged again. The 36-year-old Federer said he only felt “aches and pains” from playing in his first tournament of the hardcourt season, but it looked to be more than that.advertisementZverev said he only noticed that his opponent’s serve wasn’t quite as hard. He broke a mistake-prone Federer for a 4-3 lead and served out the match.He will climb to seventh in world rankings with the win, his second Masters 1000 Series victory this year along with Rome, and is looking more and more like a future Grand Slam tournament winner.”I am in the top 10 now and I feel like I’m playing the right tennis, well enough tennis to be there,” he said. “Everything is going pretty natural.”Obviously winning the two Masters 1000 events, everybody would be proud of that.”Zverev, the youngest Rogers Cup finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2007, was coming off an emotional victory over Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals that was seen by some, including Federer, as the start of what could be a long rivalry between two of the sport’s young guns.”I loved watching Denis play,” Federer said. “I think he had the matches of the tournament, with all these great three-setters that he had, especially the one against Rafa (Nadal).”I think he caught the attention of the tennis world, and rightfully so. Alexander has been around for a while now. I’m just really happy for him, to see that he’s taking everything not just to the next level, but the two next levels, winning two Masters 1000s. They’re extremely difficult to win and he’s won two this year.”Federer missed a chance to tie Ivan Lendl for second place with 94 career tournament wins. Jimmy Connors leads with 109.He gave no details of his physical state, but is not sure if he will play in Cincinnati or save himself for the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 28. He will be going for a third Grand Slam title this year, after wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.”I’ll see how I feel after five days of playing, if I’m ready to play in Cincy next week or not,” he said. “I felt all right all week.”I had a bit of muscle pain, aches and pains here and there, just because it’s back on the match courts, on the hard courts. After vacation and practice, it’s always a bit of a shock for the body.”In the doubles final, fifth-seeded Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut defeated seventh-seeded Rohan Bopanna of India and Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.last_img read more

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Geraint Thomas seals maiden Tour de France title with Paris procession

first_img Read more From Wales to the Champs-Élysées: the selfless rise of Geraint Thomas Pinterest Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on Pinterest This was a meticulously planned Tour de France victory but also a slightly accidental one. Even after the Welshman raced away from Chris Froome up the Alpe d’Huez to win stage 12 he was honest about his place in the Team Sky pecking order, calling himself “maybe a bit more than a pawn”. Ten days later he rode along the Champs-Élysées like a conquering king before easing back as Alexander Kristoff took a vigorously contested sprint finish.For years Thomas was known mostly as a phenomenal track rider. Then, slowly, he made the transition to classics contender and loyal domestique to Froome. But few expected him to develop into a mountain goat capable of winning two stages in the Alps. No wonder he was a 14-1 underdog with the bookies three weeks ago. Play Video Le Monde, meanwhile, lamented Team Sky’s six “boring” victories in seven years and said it was due to its financial power and appliance of the numbers. “Cycling has become mathematics,” the paper wrote. “And Sky are the strongest in maths. It’s terrible.”There will be some who dismiss this as sour grapes. Perhaps part of it is. But it would also be narrow-minded of British fans to whitewash the long and legitimate criticisms of Team Sky.After all it was only in March that the digital, culture, media and sport select committee accused Sky of being “unethical” in its use of TUEs. Read more Geraint Thomas Share via Email Show And how. Team Sky’s plan had been to see how the Alps stages went and let the road decide. Yet even when Thomas led by 1min 39sec with a week remaining, they kept faith with Froome – mindful of the Welshman’s reputation for crashing and having mad days. Instead it was Froome who cracked in the Pyrenees, whispering to his team that he was “not feeling super” on the Col du Portet and prompting a rapid changing of the guard.Not everyone, however, saw it that way. L’Equipe on Sunday had a front page picture of Thomas and Froome embracing with the stark headline Le Règne Sans Fin, or “The reign without end”. The verdict inside was hardly more enthusiastic. “The victory of Thomas will not reconcile the Sky sceptics, any more than asking Donald Trump to get on board with theories of climate change,” it warned.As for whether Thomas’s performance could be believed, it sat resolutely on the fence. “There are those who don’t understand how Thomas has waited to be 32 to crush everyone in the mountains. But there are others who point to a career path in several levels – Olympic titles, a passage on the road which saw him win Paris-Nice and the Dauphiné – and begin to believe in his quality in grand tours.” Support The Guardian Topics Play Video Was this helpful? Thomas had prepared for his first grand tour by getting his weight down to 67.6kg – 10st 9lb – the lightest in his career, no mean feat at 6ft 1in tall. He also had three high-altitude camps in Tenerife, each of two weeks, and had practised Saturday’s time-trial course in advance in the expectation that it might be crucial.Luck also played its part. Froome and Tom Dumoulin, who were riding on heavy legs after the Giro D’Italia, lost time after early crashes. Richie Porte, another contender, had to abandon after breaking his shoulder.Yet there was a crucial change in mind-set from Team Sky, too. In the past Thomas would have been forced to drop back to help Froome when the four-time Tour winner crashed on the first stage, losing 51 seconds. Not this time. “I was allowed my freedom,” the Welshman said. “It wasn’t like I had to work for him as a domestique. Obviously the guys were riding for Froomey, while I was the back-up leader. But it was clear that I wouldn’t have to sit up if I was feeling good and Froomey bad. Then as the race went on it worked itself out anyway.” Since you’re here… Dave Brailsford emotional but immovable as Tour triumph continues legacy Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas rides into Paris on final day – video Quick guide Tour de France final results Never, surely, has a flute of champagne tasted so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning the yellow jersey, which had appeared such a vacuous dream, was now a lucid reality. Before standing on the podium the 32-year-old Welshman promised a party that would go on for “two weeks or perhaps even a month”. The glint in his eye suggested he was not joking. Yet it is hard not to warm to Thomas, who has remained droll and engaging even when the pressure has been greatest during this Tour. Given the current climate, it possibly also helps that he does not have asthma, has never had a TUE and, when he broke his hip at the 2013 Tour, he insisted on nothing stronger than ibuprofen.Back in 2008 when his Barloworld team-mate Moises Duenas was busted for EPO, he also spoke out against doping in the strongest possible terms. “If someone is fraudulent in a business, wouldn’t they be facing a prison term?” he said. “I don’t see how riders taking drugs to win races and lying to their teams is any different. Bang them up and throw away the key.” Those words are encouraging, especially in a sport like cycling which – given its past – remains permanently on parole.Meanwhile Team Sky’s performance manager, Rod Ellingworth, reckons that, even at 32, Thomas has plenty more in the tank. “He really does have the full package and he’s matured in the past two years and taken it on,” he said, smiling. “And he’s still pretty ambitious, too.” 0:31 Tour de France 2018 Facebook Thank you for your feedback. Tour de France news Share on Facebook 0:59 Stage 21 (Houilles to Paris, 115km): 1 A Kristoff (Nor) Emirates 2hr 46min 36sec; 2 J Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo same time; 3 A Démare (Fr) Groupama-FDJ s/t; 4 E Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data s/t; 5 C Laporte (Fr) Cofidis s/t; 6 M Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step s/t; 7 S Colbrelli  (It) Bahrain-Merida s/t; 8 P Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe s/t; 9 A Pasqualon (It) Wanty s/t; 10 J De Buyst (Bel) Lotto-Soudal s/t.Final overall standings: 1 G Thomas (GB) Sky 83hr 17min 13sec; 2 T Dumoulin (Neth) Sunweb +1min 51sec; 3 C Froome (GB) Sky +2min 24sec; 4 P Roglič (Svn) Lotto-Jumbo +3min22sec; 5 S Kruijswijk (Neth) Lotto-Jumbo +6min 8sec; 6 R Bardet (Fr) AG2R La Mondiale +6min 57sec; 7 M Landa (Sp) Movistar +7min 37sec; 8 D Martin (Ire) Emirates +9min 5sec; 9 I Zakarin (Rus) Katusha +12min 37sec; 10 N Quintana (Col) Movistar +14min 18sec.Points classification: 1 P Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 477pts; 2 A Kristoff (Nor) Emirates 246; 3 A Démare (Fr) Gropama-FDJ 203; 4 J Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 178; 5 J Alaphilippe (Fr) Quick-Step 143.King of the mountains: 1 J Alaphilippe (Fr) Quick-Step 170pts; 2 W Barguil (Fr) Fortuneo-Samsic 91; 3 R Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 76; 4 G Thomas (GB) Sky 74; 5 T Dumoulin (Neth) Sunweb 63.Best young rider: 1 P Latour (Fr) AG2R 83hr 39min 26sec; 2 E Bernal (Col) Sky +5min 39sec; 3 G Martin (Fr) Wanty +22min 5sec; 4 D Gaudu (Fr) Groupama-FDJ +1h 7min 48sec; 5 D Martínez (Col) EF-Drapac +1hr 16min 25sec.Team standings: 1 Movistar (Sp) 250hr 24min 53sec; 2 Bahrain-Merida (Brn) +12min 33sec; 3 Sky (GB) +31min 14sec; 4 LottoNL-Jumbo (Neth) +47min 24sec; 5 Astana (Kaz) +1hr 15min 32sec. Chris Froome Hide Cycling Geraint Thomas: Tour de France support has outshone negativity – video Twitter Team Ineos Share on Twitter There are also unanswered questions over testosterone delivered to the Manchester velodrome which British Cycling and Team Sky shared, while a Team Sky doctor is still facing a general medical council investigation. It is hardly a good look either when Lance Armstrong’s former US Postal soigneur is still in charge of Team Sky’s service course in Belgium. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn French national air display team Patrouille de France fly over the peloton as the final stage comes to a close. 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Rohit Sharma’s form in World Cup 2019 no surprise, says Ravi Shastri

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 10:31 IST Rohit Sharma has hit 5 hundreds so far in World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSOne of the greatest one-day players: Ravi Shastri on Rohit SharmaRavi Shastri said Hardik Pandya’s ability to contribute with the ball big plus for IndiaShastri on England defeat: Thought god was in their dressing room that dayIndia head coach Ravi Shastri heaped rich praise on Rohit Sharma, saying the opening batsman is among the greatest players in white-ball cricket. Shastri said Rohit’s form in World Cup 2019 was no surprise.Rohit Sharma is leading the batting charts in World Cup 2019 with 647 runs from 8 matches so far. The India opener has shouldered the burden of scoring the bulk of runs at the top wonderfully well after his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out with an injury early in the tournament.Rohit has become the first batsman to hit 5 hundreds in a single edition of the World Cup. The vice-captain of Team India is just 27 runs away from breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s 16-year-old record for the most runs scored in a World Cup.”[Rohit] One of the greatest one-day players. Whether he would have scored runs in this competition or not, just seeing his record over the years… 3 double hundreds in ODIs. No one has done that. He has been really consistent for India at the top. His form was no surprise. If he chooses a tournament like the World Cup to get that form in, as a coach, I will take it,” Ravi Shastri told the Cricket World Cup.India finished the group stages on top of the 10-team points table with 15 points from 9 matches. They will take on 4th-placed New Zealand in the first semi-final of World Cup 2019 in Manchester on Tuesday.Rohit’s form and consistency has been one of the main reasons for India’s dominant displays so far in England. The India opener is heading into the semi-finals on the back of 3 back-to-back hundreds.advertisementIt all started in the opening game vs South Africa in Southampton as Rohit Sharma helped India gun down a 228-run target on a two-paced wicket. Rohit remained unbeaten on 122 from 144 balls as India sealed 2 points in their opening fixture.Stressing Rohit’s hundred vs South Africa was one of his best batting performances, Ravi Shastri said: “It was a tough wicket. It was two-paced [against South Africa]. So I thought it was a special innings from Rohit because among all the ODI hundreds he has got, I thought that was one of his best.”Hardik Pandya’s reading of the game is good: Ravi ShastriThe India head coach also lauded Hardik Pandya for the way the all-rounder has been able to chip in with his bowling. Known for his explosive batting, Hardik’s evolution as a 10-over bowler has been one of the major highlights of India’s campaign at World Cup 2019.”He [Hardik] has come along as a bowler. You’re getting full 10 overs out of him. He reads the conditions well. He knows where to use the slow bouncers and off-cutters. His reading of the game is good. It’s a massive help for the side when you have a batsman as flamboyant as him who can also bowl you the overs,” Shastri said.God was in England’s dressing room during Edgbaston defeat: ShastriTalking about the only defeat that India have suffered so far in World Cup 2019, Ravi Shastri added: “I just thought god was in their dressing room that day. If we play England next, hope he sits in our dressing room. Nothing else to worry about.”India lost to England by 31 runs at Edgbaston on June 30 but the Asian giants have managed to avoid the in-form hosts in the semi-finals. England take on Australia in the 2nd semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: My respect for MS Dhoni will always be sky high, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Hope Rohit Sharma scores 2 more hundreds: Virat KohliAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ravi ShastriFollow India cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Hardik PandyaFollow India vs England Rohit Sharma’s form in World Cup 2019 no surprise, says Ravi ShastriICC Cricket Word Cup 2019: Recapping India’s performances in the group stages, head coach Ravi Shastri lauded Rohit Sharma for his consistency with the bat. Shastri also spoke about the impact of Hardik Pandya with the ball to Team India’s showings in England so far.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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New CEO Takes Up the Reins of JES

first_imgzoom Mainboard-listed JES International Holdings Limited has appointed a new CEO, Ms Audrey Jin, as Mr Jin Xin has stepped down as Chairman and CEO with effect from 16 March 2015 to concentrate on the operations of the business in China. Prior to the appointment of CEO, Ms Jin was the Deputy CEO of JES. As informed, Mr Jin Xin will remain an Executive Director of the Company. “The restructuring of the group’s subsidiaries in China requires close supervision. Mr Jin Xin has stepped down as Chairman and CEO to devote more time to ensure the successful restructuring of the affected subsidiaries and operations in China,” said Jin.JES also announced that a local Chinese bank has extended new banking facilities to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jiangsu New Eastern Marine Equipment (NEME) and agreed to provide adequate financing facilities to NEME’s on-going and future projects.NEME is on the “white list” of the Chinese government and the entity which has secured the group’s latest shipbuilding contracts and option worth about USD 1 billion.JES is in the midst of identifying and appointing a corporate finance advisor to assist it with the restructuring process of restructuring its subsidiary Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industries shipyard (JEHI).JEHI has filed an application for debt and liabilities restructuring at Taizhou Intermediate People’s Court.“The restructuring exercise is a necessary step to bring all the subsidiaries’ businesses back to profitability. With the strong supports of local government and professionals, we hope to complete the restructuring as soon as possible,” added Jin.last_img read more

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Ocean Yield Invests in Two Chemical Tankers

first_imgzoom Norwegian ship-owner Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to acquire two 45,000 dwt IMO II chemical tankers for a consideration of USD 35 million per vessel in combination with 12-year “hell and high” bareboat charters to maritime services provider Navig8 Group.Built in 2013, the two chemical tankers are scheduled to be delivered to Ocean Yield by the end of September and November 2016, respectively.“We are pleased to announce the investment in the two chemical carriers as it allows us to continue to grow and diversify our portfolio, furthermore the transaction fits well with our strategy to invest in modern vessels with long term charters,” Ocean Yield ASA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lars Solbakken, said.The company said that the purchase price includes a seller’s credit of USD 6 million per vessel, which will amortise to zero over the charter period and carries no interest.“Navig8 Group will have certain options to acquire the vessels during the charter period, with the first option exercisable after five years,” Ocean Yield said, adding that the acquisition will be financed by a combination of debt and equity, where Ocean Yield has received credit approved term sheet from banks at terms in line with previous transactions.Navig8 Group provides commercial management and technical management services to over 280 vessels including operation of 18 commercial pools with around 50 pool partners. The company has shareholdings in Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc, Navig8 Product Tankers Inc and Gener8 Maritime Inc.last_img read more

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Shipping Woes to Push NYK Lines Loss to USD 19 Bn

first_imgzoom Japan’s shipping major Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) expects to see a record loss of JPY 195 billion (USD 1.9 billion) for its shipping and air-cargo businesses, according to data provided by the company.The one-time loss would reflect the decrease of value in the company’s shipping assets as a direct result of the global overcapacity, which led to a drop in freight rates, Bloomberg reports.Additionally, the company said that it is considering a change in its dividend payout, which would be revealed by the end of October.In July 2016, NYK Line lowered its full year outlook as it posted a first quarter loss of JPY 12.78 billion, compared to a profit of JPY 43.06 billion seen in the same period a year earlier.The Japanese giant is not the only shipping line severely hit by the current depression in the shipping industry, as its compatriot shipping firms Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) also lowered their full year outlook amid the prolonged depression in the shipping market.Earlier this year, the devastating conditions claimed their first victim when the South Korean container carrier Hanjin Shipping decided to file for court receivership.The ailing firm opted for the move after its creditors, led by KDB, said they would not provide additional financial support to Hanjin starting from September 4.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Province Supporting Small Business to Innovate Produce Compete

first_imgBioNovations is one of dozens of Nova Scotia businesses that will have help to partner with universities and colleges to develop, design and test new and innovative products. The Université Sainte-Anne’s Marine Research Centre will conduct more research and development on the Antigonish-based company’s live seafood holding and transportation system, with funding from the province. The province awarded vouchers to 46 businesses from across Nova Scotia to help them become more innovative and productive. “Now more than ever, Nova Scotia must embrace innovation and support growth to help get our people and businesses ready to take advantage of future opportunities,” said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “That’s why this government is helping small companies in all regions of the province grow their business and improve their products.” The Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program first-tier vouchers provide up to $15,000 for applied research, engineering services, prototyping, product design, field-testing and other help from Nova Scotia’s academic institutions. The province has awarded first tier vouchers to 32 businesses this year. Fourteen previous recipients will receive a second-tier voucher, worth up to $25,000, to build on their progress. This year, the province increased program funding to $900,000 from $650,000, and added the second-tier vouchers after a successful pilot project last year. “With our first voucher, we worked with Université Sainte Anne to develop a prototype and do trials,” said Joe Boudreau, president of BioNovations. “With the second one, we’ll work on improving the design, based on what we learned and do more trials with various species. Ultimately, this will allow the export of live Atlantic Canadian seafood around the world.” During the past five years, nearly 200 businesses, from industrial and commercial manufacturing to information and communications technologies, life sciences and agri-foods, have received vouchers. Participating universities and colleges are Dalhousie, including the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Acadia, Cape Breton, Mount Saint Vincent, Saint Mary’s and St. Francis Xavier universities, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia Community College and Université Sainte-Anne. “Through the province’s Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program, Université Sainte-Anne is very pleased to support innovative private sector initiatives by means of our Marine Research Centre and CDENE’s University Business Development Centre,” said Allister Surette, president and vice-chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne. “Our centres assist local business in moving new, high-value products, processes or services to market, and we greatly value our role in this process.” Applications were submitted and reviewed, based on criteria including potential to develop a new value-added product, service or process, and productivity and innovation gains for the business. For more information on the voucher program, visit www.gov.ns.ca/econ/pnivouchers/.last_img read more

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China criticises negative content in US defense bill

first_imgBeijing: Beijing on Friday criticized “negative content” about China in legislation before the US Congress, saying it would further damage relations already roiled by disputes over trade and technology. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the draft National Defense Authorization Act, if passed, would undermine efforts to mutually overcome obstacles. “We express firm opposition to the U.S. Senate’s approval of the act containing negative content related to China,” Geng told reporters at a daily briefing. Also Read – Treason case against Musharraf to be heard daily from October 24: Court”Once the act becomes a law, it will damage China-U.S. relations and disrupt bilateral cooperation in some important areas.” The bill blocks transfer of sensitive technology to China and prevents Chinese state companies from receiving U.S. federal funds. Geng’s comments came a day before President Donald Trump is to meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, amid hopes the leaders will call a truce in the ongoing disputes. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’Geng said the two sides are in close communication over preparations for the meeting “We hope that the U.S. can meet China halfway and work together with us to promote a positive result of the meeting,” Geng said. “This is in the interest of both countries and also meets the common expectation of the international community.” The US accuses Beijing of stealing technology and forcing foreign companies to hand over trade secrets as part of a drive to end America’s technological supremacy.last_img read more

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Eritrea accuses Security Council members of allowing Ethiopia to disregard law

Ethiopia seems to be planning to renounce the accord that ended its border war with Eritrea so that it can renew hostilities, the latter’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly today, accusing some Security Council members of accommodating the interests of Ethiopia despite its repeated breaches of international law.Speaking at the Assembly’s annual high-level debate at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Osman Saleh said “the simple truth is that Ethiopia has refused to cooperate” since 2002 with the binding decisions of a boundary commission charged with demarcating the border between the two African countries.“In flagrant breach of international law, the Charter of the UN, and the Algiers Peace Agreement [which ended hostilities in 2000], Ethiopia continues to occupy sovereign Eritrean territories through military forces,” Mr. Saleh said, noting that unlawful Ethiopian settlements have been in place for five years.He said Ethiopia has been able to frustrate the implementation of the boundary commission’s decision – which were supposed to have been completed in 2003 – “because of the unwarranted positions of some UN Security Council Member States, and especially the United States of America, which has regrettably chosen to placate Ethiopia at the expense of international law and the interests of regional peace and security.”Mr. Saleh said Eritrea had learned of a letter from the Ethiopian Foreign Minister indicating his country intended to try to renounce the two Algiers Agreements.The Government in Addis Ababa, he said, “seems to be planning to use its unlawful attempt at renunciation… as a precursor for initiation of renewed hostilities.”Saying the boundary commission had reached a crossroads, Mr. Saleh called on the UN and the Security Council to exercise their “unequivocal legal and moral responsibilities” to ensure the final border decision is marked on the ground in accordance with earlier agreements.He added that “some powers with major interest in the region need to reassess their policies so that the peoples in the region can live in peace and harmony.”Using the right of reply, Ethiopia’s representative said his country was familiar with the “baseless accusations” of Eritrea, which he said was the obstacle to the full implementation of the Algiers Agreements and the boundary commission’s decision.Eritrea had moved its forces into the temporary security zone (TSZ) created by the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) as a demilitarized area, he said, and restricted the legitimate work of the UN mission. 1 October 2007Ethiopia seems to be planning to renounce the accord that ended its border war with Eritrea so that it can renew hostilities, the latter’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly today, accusing some Security Council members of accommodating the interests of Ethiopia despite its repeated breaches of international law. read more

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Bodies of Lion Air victims to be exhumed

The Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) is investigating the incident.The passenger plane went missing soon after takeoff from Jaffna on 29 September 1998 and was not found since. The plane was carrying 48 passengers and 7 crew members. The wreckage of the plane was found in the sea off Iranamadu this month after an LTTE cadre in police custody had revealed the location from where the plane was shot down. The bodies of the victims of the Lion Air passenger plane believed to have been shot down by the LTTE in 1998, are to be exhumed for investigations, the police said.According to the police, a group of fishermen are believed to have recovered the bodies and buried them nearby following the incident. With the discovery of the wreckage further investigations had revealed the location where the bodies of some passengers of the flight had been buried. read more

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Abolishing executive Presidency political solution focus of new PM

The Prime Minister said that his party is to form a broad alliance to protect democracy and it is only through a democratic environment in which the voice of the people is considered and the rights of the people are protected. “And also, we will have discussions with the Tamil National Alliance and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna to bring about a political solution in which all citizens can live in harmony in a unitary state,” he said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says abolishing the executive Presidency and bringing about a political solution will be part of the main issues the new Government will focus on.In a special statement after being appointed as Prime Minister, Wickremesinghe said that discussions are ongoing with a number of political parties in respect to abolishing the executive Presidency. He also urged all sides to forget all differences and join hands with him in the broad alliance, for the sake of the motherland, democracy, rights of the people and to bring about a free country for the unborn generation. (Colombo Gazette)Click here for full statement read more

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Police accused of helping criminals by selling old items of uniform on

first_imgPolice are selling old items of uniforms on eBay to plug a funding gap, as campaigners accused the force of helping criminals to impersonate officers.Sussex Police, which has a £26.5million funding shortage, is listing items including used police high-visibility jackets on the auction website, it has emerged.A group representing victims of crime has raised fears the equipment could be used by fraudsters targeting the elderly.It has emerged just weeks after an elderly couple in Brighton, East Sussex, which is covered by the force, were scammed out of £9,000 by two bogus police officers.Stephen McCarthy, the director for England of the Action on Elder Abuse charity, said: “It’s not going to be bringing in an awful lot of money and it seems a bit strange – why take that risk for such small amounts of money?”Sussex Police said the items have “police branding and insignia removed”, with profits going back to the force. Other listings on the police eBay page include items found or confiscated by the force during police raidsA Sussex Police spokesman defended the force’s decision to sell the surplus equipment. Items for sale on the Sussex Police Auctions eBay pageCredit:eBay When it comes to things seen to be identified with police officers, it seems to be sending the wrong messageStephen McCarthy, director for England of Action on Elder Abuse He said: “As these items are assets all the money goes back to Sussex Police towards the running of the eBay shop and back into areas such as the uniform stores.”By selling these items we have been able generate significant income for the force which would not previously have been available as well as being able to save a significant amount on our waste costs.”The spokesman added: “Items sold are no longer suitable to be re-used by Sussex Police and all items have any police branding and insignia removed.”Without this branding they are just generic items which can easily be purchased – standard hi-vis jackets and combat trousers etc.”We remove the blue and white hatching from uniform even though these items can be purchased elsewhere on eBay.”He said “contentious items” such as armour and handcuffs are never sold online and the eBay site is approved by senior officers and the force’s own professional standards department.What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below. Items for sale on the Sussex Police Auctions eBay page Police branding has been removed from the clothes, but Mr McCarthy feared it makes fraud “that little bit more easy” for crooks.He said: “We regularly see stories about people impersonating police officers as a way to commit scams against older people.”There’s an argument I think the police would make that these items can possibly be found elsewhere if you want to buy them, and we would not want to disagree.”When it comes to things seen to be identified with police officers, it seems to be sending the wrong message. I think they should probably be restricted from selling these sorts of items.”If Sussex Police stop selling these garments today it’s not going to stop people committing these crimes, but why make it that little bit more easy?”It’s fine to say the insignia is removed, but often when we see these cases the uniforms that have been worn aren’t exactly precise replicas.”In December two criminals dressed as police officer convinced two pensioners, a 72-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man, to hand over £6,000 and £3,000 respectively. One item is listed online as a “Gore Windstopper Tornado Fleece Jacket Large Short Black Security Yaffy”. The new and unworn black jacket is described as Sussex Police equipment, which is “surplus to requirement”.There is also equipment such as UV flashlights and hi-visibility jackets listed for as little £9.99. 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.last_img read more

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Government to consult on pensions tax relief

first_imgSummer Budget 2015: Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government is to consult on a reformation of pensions tax relief.It will publish a green paper shortly setting out the various options, which range from fundamental reforms, for example moving to a system which is tax exempt like individual savings accounts (Isas), to less radical changes, such as retaining the current system and altering the lifetime and annual allowances.Osborne (pictured) said: “Britain isn’t saving enough. I am open to further radical change. Pensions could be treated like Isas: you pay in from taxed income, and it is tax free when taken out, and inbetween it receives a top up by the government.”Joanne Segars, chief executive of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), said: “Today’s announcement of a wider review of pensions tax is welcome news.”We are pleased the government has wisely chosen not to rush into any new wider reforms or jump to conclusions about what will work best as a reform, such as taxing pensions in the same way as Isas. This will be an important step and we will work with the government to secure a clear understanding of the long-term implications of any decisions.“Experience shows us that long-term success in pension policy is built on a shared understanding of a problem, a shared building of the policy solution and a shared responsibility for delivering that solution. For this review to succeed, it must look at taxation of pensions in the bigger picture of what genuinely incentivises people to save consistently over the long-term for their retirement.”Malcolm McLean, senior consultant at Barnett Waddingham, added: “Bringing pensions and Isas together under the same tax regime would be a major change and all the ramifications need to be carefully thought through.”As always with pensions, which are a long-term savings vehicle, the change over from one system to another would require some fairly complex transitional arrangements to be put in force to smooth the operation going forward. It is good that the government is consulting on all of this and not making the mistake it made with the pension freedoms which were brought in hastily and without full consideration of all the issues that could arise. “Overall this has been yet another eventful Budget from the Chancellor, albeit with major and radical decisions still to be taken over the coming year. It looks very much like pensions will continue to be big news over the next few years.”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Mary E Kelly Bonasoro 93

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Mary E. (Kelly) Bonasoro, 93 years of age, of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019.Cherished daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Lavelle) Kelly. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore Bonasoro. Loving mother of James Bonasoro and his wife Mary, Ellen Babcock and her husband Walter and the late Mary-Jo Brown who is survived by her husband Thomas Brown. Adored grandmother of Christina Furlong and her husband Kevin, James Bonasoro Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, Anthony Bonasoro and his wife Christine and Chelsie, Christopher and Sara Babcock. Cherished great-grandmother of Liam Bonasoro. Caring sister of Margaret Perry, Anna Croce and many loving late siblings. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.Family and friends will honor Mary’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. REVERE on Wednesday April, 10th from 10AM to 12PM followed by a Funeral Service in our Chapel of the Resurrection at 12PM. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA.At the family’s request please OMIT FLOWERS. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Mary-Jo Brown Foundation 34 Concord St. Wilmington, MA 01887.Mary (Kelly) Bonasoro(NOTE: The above obituary is from Beechwood Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Pauline F. (Lascelles) Capps, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Nintendo Switch Gets Labo VR Headset

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target The rumors were true. The Nintendo Switch is becoming a VR headset. Only instead of hooking up to a powerful PC to deliver cutting-edge virtual reality visuals, the Switch’s take on VR comes in the form of a new Nintendo Labo cardboard toy. This newly announced kit slots the Switch tablet into a headset you build yourself. The goggles then attach to five different new Toy-Con accessories: a blaster, an elephant, a camera, a bird, and a wind pedal. We love the emphasis on kids staring inside animals.Our initial concerns about Labo VR still remain. How will these games even look on such a low-res screen? But Nintendo pitching their VR as a simple Labo kit and not the Next Big Thing sets the right expectations. The kit comes with a screen holder and safety cap but we hope there’s an easy way to keep your eyes clean, too.Nintendo Labo VR Kit launches April 12, just in time for Labo’s first anniversary. You can either buy the $40 Starter Set and Blaster alongside two $20 expansions or just get it all in one $80 package.AdChoices广告Last week’s Nintendo Direct gave us plenty of reasons to be happy Nintendo Switch owners in 2019 with games like Super Mario Maker 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake, and the only good battle royale game Tetris 99. But 2019 has just started and there are definitely still Switch secrets left to be revealed, especially as Nintendo prepares for the upcoming battle against the next generation of PlayStation and Xbox hardware.And rumors are suggesting that one of the big 2019 Switch reveals could be some kind of accessory that turns the console/handheld hybrid into a full-on virtual reality headset.If you know your gaming history, the idea of another Nintendo virtual reality headset should shock you. After all, the launch and death of the Virtual Boy in 1995 is still probably Nintendo’s greatest failure. Even the 3DS had to convince people its display tech wouldn’t give them huge headaches like that red-and-black monstrosity.But that was then and this is now, a time when VR gaming headsets are basically an established thing. The question is how would the technology work on Switch specifically, a platform less powerful than the PlayStation 4 let alone the hefty gaming PCs that the HTC Vive takes advantage of.According the rumor, coming from famous Nintendo gossiper Emily Rogers, you would slot the tablet itself into a headset as the display. If this is a Nintendo Labo kit, you may even be building that headset yourself. That sounds pretty cool! In 2017 a modder turned his Switch into a headset using basically the same idea. But now you could get official VR support for Nintendo games.And beyond just being an intuitive idea, there have been enough hints of Switch VR throughout the years to make us believe this is the real deal. Executives have alluded to it. Patents have described it. Jailbroken operating systems contain references to it. The Switch’s 720p screen is relatively blurry for VR, but if phones inside cardboard can pull this off so can the Switch. Maybe this is also why a smaller Switch with higher pixel density is on the way.A Switch VR reveal would be a pretty exciting E3 announcement. Maybe pair it with the new Pokemon games to give you a Pokemon Go experience without leaving the home. If you’re looking for some Switch games to play right now in regular reality though we’ve got a nice list right here.last_img read more

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Computer simulations suggest graphynes may be even more useful than graphene

first_img 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. More information: Competition for Graphene: Graphynes with Direction-Dependent Dirac Cones, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 086804 (2012) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.086804AbstractThe existence of Dirac cones in the band structure of two-dimensional materials accompanied by unprecedented electronic properties is considered to be a unique feature of graphene related to its hexagonal symmetry. Here, we present other two-dimensional carbon materials, graphynes, that also possess Dirac cones according to first-principles electronic structure calculations. One of these materials, 6,6,12-graphyne, does not have hexagonal symmetry and features two self-doped nonequivalent distorted Dirac cones suggesting electronic properties even more amazing than that of graphene.via Focus Citation: Computer simulations suggest graphynes may be even more useful than graphene (2012, March 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-simulations-graphynes-graphene.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com Greaphene, it has been noted, has conduction electrons whose energies are directly proportional to their momentum. It has also been noted that when their energy levels are plotted in three dimensions, they take on the shape of a Dirac cone. Because of this unique relationship, the conduction electrons behave as if they were massless, allowing them to travel at very near the speed of light, a very useful property when looking to improve on such things as current transistor technology.Unlike graphene, which has single or double bonds, graphyne can have double or triple bonds, and it’s not restricted to just a hexagonal pattern. Indeed the number of patterns that it can exist as appears to be almost limitless.In this new research, the team looked at three graphyne pattern types with their computer simulation and found all of them capable of producing a Dirac cone, albeit in a slightly different shape; but perhaps most importantly, one of them called 6,6,12-graphyne, which exists as a pattern of rectangles, should allow electrons to travel in just one direction. Because of this, the researchers say, materials could be made that didn’t require “dopant” or nancarbon atoms to provide a source for the electrons, such as the case with graphene.Despite the fact that only very small pieces of graphyne have ever been made, researchers are excited about this research because it has shown that many graphyne pattern types exist that are capable of producing a Dirac cone, which means many other materials may be capable of doing so as well. The secrets of tunneling through energy barrierscenter_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters (PhysOrg.com) — The past several years have seen a virtual explosion in the amount of research dedicated to graphene and as a result there has been a nearly constant stream of news pertaining to new discoveries regarding its attributes. Now it appears, graphene is about to be upstaged by a more interesting cousin called graphyne. Graphene, as most everyone is aware by now, is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal or chicken-wire pattern. Graphyne is also a single layer of carbon atoms, but it comes in several different types of patterns, which likely make it more versatile. Now new computer simulations regarding its properties have been done by a team of researchers in Germany, who report in Physical Review Letters, that their research shows that some types of graphyne structures allow for electron flow in just one direction. Explore further The carbon lattice in this 6,6,12-graphyne has a rectangular symmetry, unlike the hexagonal symmetry of graphene. Image: D. Malko et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012)last_img read more

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Changing times

first_imgIbsen’s A Doll’s House is considered to be one of the finest plays written on the subject of women’s rights, having the distinction of being the most performed play internationally. It is perhaps so because it’s as close as one could get to the truth of hypocrisy in accepted gender roles in a marriage notwithstanding the writer’s claim that the play is a description of humanity and self-discovery.The New Delhi players’ adaptation of Ibsen’s play, presented last weekend, revolves around the characters of Nora and Torvald Helmer. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Nora and Torvald Helmer believe that they are happily married and are on the brink of a blissful new phase of life. Torvald has been promoted to the position of a bank manager with their financial future set. But Nora has a secret debt, incurred with good intentions and a forged signature, which rears its head as the threat of blackmail appears alongside her husband’s new power. Over three acts the illusion of the bourgeois contentment unravels with the play culminating  in a spectacular scene where Nora’s lie is exposed and Torvald first blames, then forgives her – and is finally abandoned as Nora recognizes the truth of her situation. She accuses her husband, and her father of having used her as a doll, and declares herself unfit to be a wife or mother until she learns to be herself. The play is as relevant today as it was in 1879. In the century and more since, the play and the role of Nora have taken on iconic status.last_img read more

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