The Argentina winger fired home from 25 yards to atone for gifting Burnley the platform for Ashley Barnes’ equaliser. Harry Kane headed Tottenham into the lead before Barnes levelled, George Boyd latching onto Lamela’s misplaced pass in the build-up. Press Association Erik Lamela broke his 25-game Barclays Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane. Lamela shook off that error to dart in from the right flank, tee himself up and convert a long-range blast to end his dismal run without a league goal in north London. The 22-year-old has struggled to justify his £27million price tag since joining Spurs from Roma in August 2013, but finally broke his league duck as Mauricio Pochettino’s side secured their third successive win. Barnes’ 20-yard blast was every bit as smartly-taken as Lamela’s impressive strike, the Burnley forward claiming his second goal in as many matches. Sean Dyche’s side were unable to offer any response after Tottenham regained the lead however, with the hosts bossing the goalless second half. Burnley’s defeat dropped them into the relegation zone, after QPR saw off West Brom 3-2. Tottenham’s quicker thinking caught the Clarets cold for the game’s opening goal, Kane starting and finishing a smart move. The Spurs striker pounced on Kieran Trippier’s handball to slide a quick free-kick into the onrushing Nacer Chadli, who fired a left-wing cross straight back to Kane. The Enfield-born hitman flicked his calm header home for a goal that sparked the game to immediate life. Dyche was left remonstrating with officials, complaining of a potential offside against Christian Eriksen from Kane’s free-kick. Spurs’s Denmark midfielder was canny enough not to chase the ball to Chadli however, ensuring the hosts’ first real attacking move bore fruit. Just when Spurs were winding up to wrestle full control however, Burnley struck back. Lamela lost possession cheaply in midfield, Boyd found Barnes – and the visiting midfielder blasted a fine long-range strike past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Kane then fluffed a tap-in as Spurs pressed again, hacking at fresh air when it would have been easier to double his day’s goal tally. Lamela’s mazy run and low cross teed up Kane’s staggering miss, before Eriksen fired the loose ball over the bar. Jason Shackell nodded wide from a smart far-post corner a Burnley kept battling, but Spurs struck next to take a 2-1 lead into the break. Lamela cut in off the right wing, picked his spot and fired home from 20 yards, atoning for the error that had allowed Burnley to level. Danny Ings caught Federico Fazio on the run after a smart through-ball before firing in on goal when the second half hit full swing – but Lloris turned the strike round his near post. Chadli found the net after Kane’s neat through-ball, but the Morocco midfielder was judged offside and the strike chalked off. Tom Heaton produced a solid save to deny Kane in a one-on-one, and the Spurs frontman was later just unable to reach Eriksen’s low cross in another reasonable opening. While Spurs were unable to extend their lead the hosts retained control in the second-half, meriting the hard-fought victory in the event.
Sophomore forward Derek Stepan scored a goal and had two assists Saturday afternoon as the Badgers took down the top-seeded Pioneers in a matchup for 3rd place. UW will be headed back to the Xcel Energy Center Friday for the opening round of the NCAAs.[/media-credit]ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wisconsin didn’t leave the Twin Cities with what it wanted. But the Badgers return to Madison with what they needed.Despite a tough loss 2-0 to St. Cloud State in the semifinal of the WCHA Final Five, Wisconsin dominated top-ranked Denver in the third-place game, 6-3. The win sealed UW’s position as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and Wisconsin will return to St. Paul this weekend for the West Regional.While the Badgers did not attain their goal of winning the Broadmoor Trophy — awarded to the conference playoff champion — they did finish the tournament on a high note. UW turned in one of its better performances of the season in beating DU, leading 3-0 after the first period and by as much as 5-1 later in the game.It was a stark contrast to the two poor periods the Badgers turned in against St. Cloud State. UW came out right away against DU and performed more like the squad head coach Mike Eaves wanted to see at this point in the season.“That was a display of it, yes. We hadn’t had that in a while,” Eaves said. “We’ve played OK and found ways to win games, but we looked fresh; we looked sharp; we looked on top of our game. It looked like we were firing on all cylinders at that point.”It only took 11 minutes to chase WCHA Player of the Year Marc Cheverie from goal, as he was pulled immediately after Blake Geoffrion tipped in a Derek Stepan shot on the power play. Cheverie was beaten by a Stepan wrister for the second goal and allowed Ben Street to knock in a loose puck just 2:21 into the game.“I don’t think Marc was sharp. Marc has been our best player and he’s won games for us even when we haven’t played well in front of him,” DU head coach George Gwozdecky said. “It was more to keep him from getting shelled than anything else; we have to have him ready for next weekend.”Denver would pull to within 5-3 after goals by Jesse Martin and Nate Dewhurst early in the third period. But Wisconsin continued to pressure offensively and play aggressive defense until Michael Davies scored at 16:16 in the third to effectively end the game.The game boiled down to the dominant first period the Badgers played. UW outshot DU 18-10 and was stifling on defense and in sync on offense.Geoffrion was credited with the eventual game-winner, getting his second goal of the game in the second period.“I think just overall as a group, we were more ready to go,” Street said. “We knew we needed retribution from our performance the night before.”As well as the Badgers started Saturday, they were largely lethargic until the third period in Friday’s loss. St. Cloud State’s Ryan Lasch got a late power-play goal in the second period to give the Huskies the win, and Travis Novak got an empty netter with 56 seconds in the game to ensure SCSU advanced to the championship game.And while UW was able to crush the conference’s best goaltender in Cheverie, it couldn’t solve Mike Lee, SCSU’s inconsistent freshman netminder.“I thought we got some traffic (in front). It was almost like the puck hit him, instead of him making saves, for a few of them from the point,” UW defenseman Brendan Smith said. “I think he played really well, but sometimes [being] lucky is also part of the game, and I think he had a little bit of Irish in him there.”While the shots on goal totals for both teams were deadlocked at 17 after two periods, Wisconsin finally kicked its offense into gear in the third. UW outshot SCSU 20-5 in that period, but the Badgers were unable to get anything past Lee. Wisconsin didn’t do itself any favors either, missing some open nets and whiffing on solid scoring chances.The game was stopped for around 20 minutes after a scare about halfway through the third frame, as SCSU forward Garrett Roe went flying headfirst into the boards. Roe was carried off in a stretcher as a precaution, but The St. Cloud Times reported he returned to the team hotel in good condition.While UW was able to use Roe’s absence to mount its final offensive flurry, Lee came up time and time again, marking just the second time this season the Badgers were shutout.“As all us coaches know, when a goaltender puts in a performance like that, it’s pretty easy,” SCSU head coach Bob Motzko said.
Sophomore defender Jake McCabe and the Badgers have surrendered 16 goals in just six games this season and will be forced to adjust to a new defensive coach in Gary Shuchuk.[/media-credit]For the Wisconsin men’s hockey team, the 2012-13 season has been anything but normal.After being forced to open the season without freshman forward Nic Kerdiles amidst a scandal that he received benefits from an NHL agent and losing star junior forward Mark Zengerle to a broken index finger for 4-6 weeks, Wisconsin thought they had weathered the storm.Then Nov. 7, assistant coach Bill Butters decided to step down six games into the season so that he could pursue faith ministry.The players got their first clue that something was up when head coach Mike Eaves called an impromptu team meeting on a day the coaches had originally planned to give the players day off.“We had planned for a day off because we had our bye week,” redshirt junior forward Keegan Meuer said. “Then all of a sudden it was like, ‘Oh hey, 1:30 meeting.’ Nobody was really sure what it was about, and when we walked into the room, we sat down and coach Eaves was like, ‘Coach Bill has something to share with us,’ and then he kind of dropped the bomb on us.”For sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe and his teammates – who have already survived a roller coaster of a season – the news came as shock.“I don’t think any of us expected any coaching change whatsoever, let-alone midseason,” McCabe said. “It’s pretty rare at the college level; you don’t see it much.”Still, while they may have been surprised by the announcement, the players are anything but bitter about Butters’ decision to leave.“I respect his decision,” senior defenseman John Ramage said. “It wasn’t something that had to do with hockey, it was just a personal decision, and sometimes when you have a personal decision, you go with your heart. You really can’t argue against that.”During his brief tenure with the Badgers, Butters was in charge of the defense and the penalty kill, and in his absence, the defensemen have already noticed some differences in practice without Butters on board.Butters became famous among the players for giving out nicknames based on some of their attributes on the ice. Now, even though Butters has moved on, the nicknames remain.“We would always play these smaller games, and he would always come up with these nicknames for different guys,” McCabe said. “He calls Mark Zengerle “Rain Delay” because he has such patience with the puck, and he calls Joe Faust “Steel Fingers” … just making a joke that he has got rock-solid hands.”“Just little jokes like that, he lighten[ed] the mood.”Even more, Butters was one of the players’ go-to resources for questions on and off the rink. McCabe said players regularly went up to talk to him in his office about whatever was on their mind.On the ice, McCabe said the transition to assistant coach Gary Shuchuk – who now takes over the reigns of the defense – was difficult at first, but he credits the remaining coaches in their ability to transition the team amidst yet another distraction for the team off the ice.“We know that [the coaches] will find a good person to fill his shoes,” Ramage said. “We know [Shuchuk] has good credibility, so we aren’t really worried about all that.”Now almost a week later, while the players have come to terms with their beloved coach’s decision, the task ahead of them – short two players and now short an assistant coach – still remains a difficult one, especially as a weekend series at Minnesota quickly approaches.“You can’t make excuses,” McCabe said. “You’ve gotta keep going. We’ve got a great group of guys, we’ve got to step up. Zengerle is a big loss, Kerdiles obviously that was a tough situation … coach Butters as well, but our other guys have to step up.”When it comes to the media, student athletes are well trained to say that their focus is always on the next game, especially in times of turmoil. After all, it is always a safe answer.This time though, the players seem to genuinely mean it – hoping that a return to the ice can somehow right the rough start that nobody expected coming into the season.“It’s in the back of our heads,” McCabe said. ” Now we are focused on Minnesota, just like the other things going on this year we have got to keep on going forward. … Minnesota is our biggest rival. … We have to get some points over there. There’s no excuses.”Follow Nick on Twitter
November 18, 2002 The Octoberworkshop graduation was held at the end of morning meeting in theLab-building. Workshop coordinator Wez Ozier is handing out a workshopcertificate to Selvam Rajamani. [Photo & text: sa] Akihito Sato isreceiving his certificate. He will continue his studies at Arcosanti asa volunteer in the Soleri Archives. Quite a few people from the Octoberworkshop have stayed on. Eli Michael as a volunteer in construction,Olivier Le Gall is sharing his time as in intern in planning andconstruction, Jordan Stettner as a volunteer in the garden, HeathWinborn as an intern in planning and construction, Karen Pettineli as avolunteer in the garden and Steven Levy as a volunteer in theMaintenance department. [Photo & text: sa]
Conference participants visit the water play at Jinsi Garden in Suzhou. [Photo: tt & text: tt,sa] October 26, 2005 The International Conference TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION in Suzhou, China from October 14 – 17. 2005, was hosted by the Conference participants at Sozhou Industrial Park. This area was originally developed by Singapore and other foreign investors and now thrives as a the city’s new economic development section. [Photo: tt & text: tt,sa] Paolo, Tomiaki and alumnus Francis Frick enjoy a dinner hosted by the owner of Jinsi Gardens [with microphone]. Tomiaki reports that every night is a series of sumptuous banquets. The lecture tour continues with a presentation at SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION Conference at the Eastern China Normal University in Shanghai. Report and images of this will be posted 10/31. [Photo: tt & text: tt,sa]
Categories: Featured news,News,Reilly News 26Jan Rep. Reilly named vice chair of JCAR and Financial Liability Reform Committees Tags: #SB House Speaker Tom Leonard today announced state Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, will serve on five House policy committees, and as vice chair of two of those committees.Reilly will vice chair the House Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) and vice chair of Financial Liability Reform.JCAR is responsible for the legislative oversight of administrative rules proposed by state agencies and on Financial Liability Reform oversees the state’s long-term financial obligations. “I am humbled by Speaker Tom Leonard’s confidence in assigning me this expansive legislative portfolio,” Rep. Reilly said. “I will immediately immerse myself in these policy areas and I look forward to working with stakeholders to craft sound policy and vote in the best interest of the people of North Oakland County.”Reilly has already reached out to local education officials to discuss legislation. After consulting with school superintendents, he co-sponsored a bill to allow all students in 11th and 12th grades to receive course credit for internships. It was the first bill he co-sponsored as a freshman lawmaker.Reilly will also serve on the committees on Energy, Regulatory Reform, and Education.“The Michigan Legislature has accomplished many great things to turn our state around over the past six years,” Reilly said. “I will work very hard to improve the quality of our schools, to make energy more affordable, and to make it easier for all Michiganders to start a business or get a job.”The Oakland County lawmaker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (517) 373-1798.######
Eutelsat has partnered with CDN provider Broadpeak to offer satellite delivery of live TV and VOD to mobile devices.Eutelsat is targeting content providers with the satellite-based solution, called SmartBeam, which will use Broadpeak’s nanoCDN product as the underlying streaming technology.Russian pay TV operator, Tricolor TV, is the first named partners for the service, selecting SmartBeam to deliver multiscreen video via satellite to connected devices.“SmartBeam redefines how satellite can extend access to live and on-demand content on mobile devices, enabling an exceptional quality of experience for OTT customers located beyond range of terrestrial networks,” said Jacques Dutronc, chief development and innovation officer at Eutelsat.“In combining our skills with Broadpeak we are ready to support TV broadcasters as they evolve into a multi-platform environment, starting with Tricolor TV.”SmartBeam is designed to let broadcasters and pay TV operators use the coverage of satellites to broadcast video content in IP format to any WiFi-enabled device. It supports instant channel change, DRM security, and low latency.Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak said: “Combining our nanoCDN technology with SmartBeam gives content providers and operators an opportunity to make a big splash in the OTT multiscreen environment, offering viewers a high quality of experience on connected devices, without making a significant investment in infrastructure.
ORNL-designed nuclear fuel cladding is now undergoing tests at Southern Nuclear’s Hatch Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia, with additional tests planned for later this year. Credit: Jason Richards/ Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy The new material, an alloy of iron, chromium and aluminum, avoids zirconium. As a result, it should give plant operators substantially more time to react to incidents such as a station blackout.The fuel rods at civilian nuclear power plants have been sheathed with an evolving zirconium alloy for the past six decades. Zirconium as the preferred base metal was chosen in the 1950s by Hyman Rickover, then a captain and later an admiral, as he worked to take nuclear technology and use it to power ships and submarines.His choice of cladding, as well as the light-water reactors that powered these vessels, was adapted by the nuclear power industry and dominates plants throughout the world.Zirconium absorbs very few of the neutrons that drive a nuclear reactor, so zirconium alloys made sense as a fuel cladding—as long as the reactor operated as planned. If a reactor loses its cooling water, however, the zirconium can make a bad problem worse.”The issue is you have anywhere between 20 and 40 tons of zirconium metal in these reactor cores,” explained ORNL nuclear engineer Kurt Terrani, who heads up the project. “Zirconium reacts with steam at high temperature, and when it reacts it produces a lot of heat and a lot of hydrogen.”The job for Terrani’s team, as the innovation engine of the consortium led by General Electric, was to create a zirconium-free alloy that would generate as little hydrogen as possible during incidents while at the same time matching the performance of the nuclear fuel rod cladding that is in use today.The project was out of the ordinary for at least three reasons, Terrani explained. In the first place, the team was not interested in testing existing alloys to see if one might be appropriate. Instead, it designed the new alloy from scratch with a diverse team that included experts in nuclear engineering, materials science, radiation effects, corrosion, thermomechanics and alloy fabrication.The approach made use of the wide range of tools and expertise available at ORNL, DOE’s biggest science and energy laboratory. The new cladding also underwent testing at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor and Idaho National Laboratory’s Advanced Test Reactor, as well as the Halden research reactor in Norway.”This was by no means an Edisonian approach,” Terrani said, alluding to the trial-and-error approach made famous by Thomas Edison. “We worked with knowledge and tools that were not available in Rickover’s day. We designed an alloy that we knew was going to work. I’m not surprised that this alloy behaves so well under different conditions; we designed it to do so.”Secondly, the team was able to identify and produce the alloy in six years, which is lightning fast in the nuclear industry. Conventional wisdom says the project should have taken twice the time, Terrani said.Thirdly, he added, the project is unusual because the research and development is complete.”The other thing I’m very proud of is we are ready to stop working on this,” he said. “We feel like we delivered it, the industry is running with it. We want to put a big fat red bow on it.”It has now been turned over to the industry for testing and evaluation. The new cladding was placed in a reactor at Southern Nuclear’s Hatch Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia for testing in February, Terrani said, and subsequent installations are planned. Explore further Coatings for nuclear fuel to prevent explosions in reactors Citation: Custom-designed alloy enhances nuclear safety (2018, April 13) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-custom-designed-alloy-nuclear-safety.html 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. Provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory A team led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods.
About 18 arrivals and departures were delayed and seven flights diverted at Changi Airport late Monday “due to bad weather and unauthorised drone activities”, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said.The disruption lasted about an hour, it said.Last week Changi, one of Asia’s busiest hubs, closed one of its runways for short periods due to unauthorised drone flying, disrupting dozens of flights. It is against the law in Singapore to fly a drone within five kilometres (three miles) of an airport without a permit. Drones are increasingly disrupting flights at airports around the world. London’s Gatwick was paralysed for 36 hours in December following repeated drone sightings, with tens of thousands of passengers affected. 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. Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland’s Dublin Airport Explore further Drone sightings have disrupted flights at Singapore’s main airport for the second time in a week, authorities said, as the devices increasingly cause havoc for air traffic worldwide. Several flights were disrupted at Changi Airport due to ‘bad weather and unauthorised drone activities’ Citation: Drone sightings disrupt Singapore flights for second time (2019, June 25) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-drone-sightings-disrupt-singapore-flights.html © 2019 AFP
President Trump and PM Modi to meet at G-20 Summit in June Published on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unanimously elected leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance on Saturday at a meeting attended by its newly elected MPs and senior leaders in Parliament’s Central Hall. Modi will now call on President Ram Nath Kovind to stake his claim to form the government, following which he will be sworn in as the next prime minister, likely next week. “Modi is elected the leader of the parliamentary party of 353 MPs unanimously,” BJP president Amit Shah announced after the election as Modi acknowledged the support and cheers from MPs. Top alliance leaders, including JD(U)’s Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and Akali Dal’s Parkash Singh Badal, extended their party’s support after Modi was elected as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party at first. Senior BJP leaders L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were present on the dais with other alliance leaders. Shah proposed Modi’s name and former party presidents Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari seconded the proposal. Modi’s election was a mere formality as the NDA had already declared him the alliance’s prime ministerial candidate. He has led the NDA to a landslide win in the general election, with the BJP winning 303 seats, its highest ever, and its allies 50. COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file picture). SHARE May 25, 2019 PM Modi to meet President Kovind in evening to stake claim to form new govt COMMENT parliament RELATED