September 28

Former Ohio State football players Reid Fragel Jake Stoneburner take on NFL

INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL Scouting Combine, a pinnacle of anatomical scrutiny in the world of sports, has already seen two former Ohio State football players endure its challenges. Five additional Buckeyes will face the gauntlet that is the Combine in the days to come. Former OSU right tackle Reid Fragel and former tight end Jake Stoneburner had their respective chances to impress NFL coaches and scouts, as they were put through a series of timed or measured drills along with the rest of the Combine’s offensive lineman, tight ends and specialists Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Tests included the 40-yard dash, bench press (225 pounds), vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle run. Fragel posted a 5.14-second run in the 40-yard dash, a 7.62 run in the three-cone drill and a 4.68 shuttle run, according to NFL.com. Fragel’s 33 repetitions on the bench press was sixth best in his position group. Fragel, the tight end-turned-offensive lineman with a year of experience at right tackle, posted the fourth-best broad jump in his position group at 9-foot-5, as well as a 30-inch vertical jump, according to NFL.com. Stoneburner, who was a tight end invitee to the Combine despite switching to wide receiver for his senior campaign at OSU, showed his speed in the 40-yard dash when he clocked in with a time of 4.65 seconds, according to NFL.com. Stoneburner’s 4.27-second 20-yard shuttle run time was the best time posted in his position group, as was his 11.5-second 60-yard shuttle run. The Dublin, Ohio, native also impressed with a 9-foot-8 broad jump – the fifth best mark in his position group. The tight end, who caught 13 touchdowns and 53 passes in his OSU career, had a 34.5-inch vertical jump (fourth best among tight ends), a 116-inch broad jump and a 7.12-second three-cone drill, according to NFL.com. Neither player was made available to the media following their workout. Next up for the troupe of former Buckeyes is Zach Boren, a fullback-turned-linebacker invited to the Combine as a fullback  (Boren had 12 rushing attempts for 40 yards and two touchdowns during OSU’s 2012 season). The remaining four Buckeyes at the Combine, including former defensive lineman and team captain John Simon, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, linebacker Etienne Sabino and defensive end Nathan Williams, are scheduled to take the field for their tests on Monday. Combine activities conclude on Tuesday when defensive backs hit the turf. Sunday’s Combine activities begin at 9 a.m. read more

September 18

Solskjaer confident De Gea Martial will sign new deals at

first_imgCaretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that both David de Gea and Anthony Martial will commit their futures to Manchester UnitedThe Red Devils received a welcome boost this week after 22-year-old midfield star Scott McTominay signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford until June 2023.Now United will undoubtedly be hoping for similar success with De Gea and Martial shortly after activating clauses in their existing deals that will keep them at the club until the end of next season.De Gea has developed into one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers at United following his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011, but talks over a new deal haven’t progressed since the start of this season.Meanwhile, French striker Martial is in a similar situation to that of De Gea’s and has given very little away in the last few months over his contract situation.Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Ashley Young also face uncertain futures at United with their contracts to expire this summer.“I think the club’s making progress,” said Solskjaer, according to FourFourTwo.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But I leave that to the right people to do that.“I don’t really know how far we are [from agreements], I’m away from it, but hopefully we can have some good news in the coming weeks.”Another player who’s United future is in doubt is centre-back Eric Bailly, who has been restricted to just 10 appearances this season.The Ivory Coast international’s struggles for regular game time at Old Trafford has seen being linked with a shock move to Arsenal, who United will take on this Friday in a FA Cup fourth-round match.“I’m not surprised if they do [want him], to put it that way, but that’s just one of those things,” said Solskjaer of Arsenal’s alleged interest in Bailly.“There’s always speculation and it’s not a big surprise.”last_img read more

September 18

Sami Khedira accepts Atalanta deserved to win

first_imgJuventus midfielder Sami Khedira conceded they were second-best to Atalanta and deservedly paid the price for it.Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell to their first domestic defeat of the campaign by losing 3-0 in Bergamo to Atalanta on Wednesday night to end their hopes of a fifth successive Coppa Italia crown.Even with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in the starting line-up, Juventus were unable to threaten an Atalanta side that were clearly at the top of their game in front of their home supporters for the quarter-final tie.Right-back Timothy Castagne gave Atalanta the lead in the 37th-minute with Colombian forward Duvan Zapata then doubling their advantage before the break and then sealing the victory by adding a second goal late on.Juventus had chances though to get back into the game in the second half with Khedira’s volley representing their best chance in scoring.But the former Real Madrid star saw his effort denied superbly by Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.Speaking after their quarter-final exit, Khedira acknowledged that the best team won on the night.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s difficult and sad to lose like that, but it’s part of football and we have to accept it,” said Khedira on the club website.“It wasn’t our best night and Atalanta had a great game. They deserved the win and we wish them good luck for the semi-finals.”Despite the setback, Khedira urged the team to bounce back and return their focus back to the Serie A.“These games can happen over the course of the season,” he said.“Of course, it hurts more when it’s a sudden-death game, but it won’t have any consequences for our league campaign.“We made too many mistakes and Atalanta took advantage of them – we didn’t deserve to go through.”Juventus will next take on Parma on Saturday in Turin for a Serie A match.last_img read more

September 14

Some Established Residential Areas In Annex Zones Might Be Allowed To Vote

first_imgThe City Council postponed the vote on the ordinance to begin the draft process for the potential annexation areas until their meeting on June 13, During a work session, on Wednesday, May 23, the Soldotna City Council shuffled through maps of each of the proposed annexation zones. The council broke down possible residential areas in each of the study zones that would be open up for public comment, or essentially a vote, in those areas in order decide whether or not to annex them. Mayor Anderson countered: “We can submit anything we want with or without a vote.”  Mayor Nels Anderson: “In established residential areas they will be allowed to vote.” But, the council was unclear as to which of those ‘residential areas’ will be allowed to vote and those that will not. Council Member Justin Ruffridge was adamant that if you put the vote out to one then you need to put the vote out to all: “I think if we are going to make a decision it needs to be all or nothing. We need to give everyone the opportunity to vote, or just make a decision and stick to it.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For three years now the residents within the proposed annexation zones, adjacent to the city limits of Soldotna, have expressed strong opposition to the possibility of their homes being annexed. Now some of them might even get the chance to vote. If the council votes to move forward with submitting the petition to the Local Boundary Commission, additional public hearings and action from the council will be required.last_img read more

September 14

Week In Review 73083

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Thursday 8/2Audio Player08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdRunner Begins His Journey From The Kenai Peninsula To Key West, Florida, Brothers’ Café To Open In Kenai Airport, Alaska Communications Providing Better Access To Internet On The Kenai, Alaskans Expected To See A Drop In Insurance Rates Monday 7/30Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Monday-0730.mp3VmJennifer-on-Monday-0730.mp300:00RPdTroopers Issue High Number Of Citations In Kenai River Dipnet Fishery, Cook Inlet Undersea Pipeline Granted Full Construction Permit, “We Are Loving The Kenai River To Death” Tuesday 7/31Audio Player08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm08-03-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSeward Highway Reopened After Carjacking And Numerous Collisions, Male Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Vehicle Off Kenai Spur Highway, Alaska Permanent Fund Reportedly Up $5.1 Billion In FY18, Education Bill Steers Marijuana Tax Revenue Towards Schoolslast_img read more

September 1

Mens Golf No 5 Seed at ACC Championships

first_img Wake Forest (3) Georgia Tech (8) Duke (9) Clemson (18) Louisville (21) North Carolina (23) NC State (26) Florida State (29) Virginia (54) Notre Dame (64) Virginia Tech (97) Boston College (163)Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The No. 21 University of Louisville men’s golf team will play in the 66th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships April 18-20 at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. Louisville is the No. 5 seed at this year’s event.The championship begins Thursday at 9 a.m. ET, at the 7,102-yard, par-72 course at the Old North State Club in New London, North Carolina. No. 7 NC State, No. 8 Florida State, and No. 9 Virginia on hole 10 and No. 4 Clemson, No. 5 Louisville, and No. 6 North Carolina on hole 1. No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 11 Virginia Tech, and No. 12 Boston College start at 10 a.m. on hole 10, while No. 1 Wake Forest, defending champion and second-seed Georgia Tech, and No. 3 Duke start at 10 a.m. from hole 1.Eight ACC teams are ranked in the Golfstat Top 30, with Wake Forest leading the way at No. 3 followed by No. 8 Georgia Tech, No. 9 Duke, No. 18 Clemson, No. 21 Louisville, No. 23 North Carolina, No. 26 NC State, and No. 29 Florida State.This year marks the 22nd time overall that the league championship will be held at the Old North State Club. Wake Forest leads all schools with 18 league titles and 22 individual champions. Georgia Tech, which has won 15 outright ACC Championships and shared two more, has produced 11 individual medalists. North Carolina is third with 11 titles (10 outright), followed by Clemson with 10 (nine outright).Entering the ACC championship, the Cardinals have plenty of momentum after completing one of its most successful seasons in school history. Appearing in 11 events of the course of the fall and spring, the Cardinals were able to secure top-five finishes, including a win at the Old Town Club Collegiate and fifth second-place endings.The Cardinals will be sending sophomore Matthias Schmid, who ranks fourth in the ACC with a 69.4 stroke average. The native of Germany owns six top-five finishes, with a win coming at the Old Town Club Collegiate. Freshman Jiri Zuska, who is second on the team with a 71.13 stroke average, is playing his best golf, posting four top-10 finishes in his last six events, closing the season by finishing fourth at the Stitch Intercollegiate. Junior John Murphy is third on the team with a 71.19 stroke average, while Devin Morley is having his best campaign with his 72.29 average. Trevor Johnson rounds out the lineup with his 73.10 stroke mark.The Cardinals are making their fifth appearance in the championship, looking to crack the top five for the first time since joining the league. Louisville is coming off back-to-back 11th-place finishes.ACC Championship Seed/Team/GolfStat Rankinglast_img read more

August 31

Researchers study complex morphology of the protoplanetary disc around star MWC 758

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. Located some 500 light years away from the Earth, MWC 758 (also known as HD 36112) is a young Herbig Ae star, known to have a circumstellar disc around it. The disc is about 3.5 million years old and has an accretion rate of approximately 100 millionth of a solar mass per year.What is so special about MWC 758’s disc is its complex morphology. It has a large cavity of a few tens of AU in radius, asymmetries in the dust continuum emission and two spiral arms seen in near-infrared scattered light that might be spiral density waves launched by planets of a few Jupiter masses.Now, a team of astronomers led by Yann Boehler of the Rice University in Houston, Texas, presents the results of ALMA observations conducted in order to obtain more detailed information about the morphology of MWC 758’s disc. The observations were carried out in September 2015 in an angular resolution of 0.1″ to 0.2″, what provided new insights into the disc morphology.”Our new observations image the MWC 758 system in both the dust continuum emission, at a wavelength of about 0.88 millimeter, and in the 13CO and C18O J = 3-2 emission lines. The observations achieve a resolution of 0.1″-0.2″, or 15-30 AU according to the distance of the system, which corresponds to a factor 4 of improvement with respect to previous millimeter-wave observations, and reveal unprecedented details of the disc morphology,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, the disc’s cavity, which might contain a mildly inner warped disc, has a radius of roughly 40 AU. The scientists detected dust emission at millimeter wavelengths what suggests the presence of the inner disc. They also found a twist in the velocity curves in the cavity, as well as indications of a shadow projected toward the west outer region, what indicates that this inner disc could be mildly warped.Beyond this cavity, the outer disc features two large dust clumps at 47 and 82 AU that form a double-ring structure. The clumps are associated with elongated structures which are tracing the double-ring structure.Furthermore, ALMA observations revealed the two spirals previously detected in near-infrared and two arc-like features, which were also found by previous near-infrared studies.The researchers concluded that the complex morphology of MWC 758’s disc could be explained by the existence of two massive planets orbiting the star.”Our observations are consistent with the existence of two massive planets. A planet in the inner region of the disc which carves the cavity, and another planet in the outer regions to produce the spirals and the dark ring between the two dust clumps,” the authors of the paper concluded. Citation: Researchers study complex morphology of the protoplanetary disc around star MWC 758 (2018, January 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-complex-morphology-protoplanetary-disc-star.html Explore further Study reveals insights into the nature of protoplanetary disc around HD 169142 ALMA images of MWC 758. Left: Map of the dust continuum emission obtained using super-uniform weighting. Right: Map of the disk cavity in logarithmic scale. Credit: Boehler et al., 2017. More information: The complex morphology of the young disk MWC 758: Spirals and dust clumps around a large cavity, arXiv:1712.08845 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1712.08845AbstractWe present Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) observations at an angular resolution of 0.1-0.2″ of the disk surrounding the young Herbig Ae star MWC 758. The data consist of images of the dust continuum emission recorded at 0.88 millimeter, as well as images of the 13CO and C18O J = 3-2 emission lines. The dust continuum emission is characterized by a large cavity of roughly 40 au in radius which might contain a mildly inner warped disk. The outer disk features two bright emission clumps at radii of about 47 and 82 au that present azimuthal extensions and form a double-ring structure. The comparison with radiative transfer models indicates that these two maxima of emission correspond to local increases in the dust surface density of about a factor 2.5 and 6.5 for the south and north clump, respectively. The optically thick 13CO peak emission, which traces the temperature, and the dust continuum emission, which probes the disk midplane, additionally reveal two spirals previously detected in near-IR at the disk surface. The spirals seen in the dust continuum emission present, however, a slight shift of a few au towards larger radii and one of the spirals crosses the south dust clump. Finally, we present different scenarios in order to explain the complex structure of the disk. © 2018 Phys.org Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, an international team of researchers has studied the disc surrounding the star MWC 758. The new observations reveal further insights into the complex morphology of this disc. The study was presented in a paper published December 23 on arXiv.org.last_img read more

August 31

Get the party started

first_imgUsher in the New Year in all its grandeur in the heart of the Capital with some great dining options and room packages at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel.On New Year’s Eve, the all day dining restaurant, Café Uno offers a sumptuous dinner buffet spread and a choice of unlimited select beverages, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.Enjoy high energy commercial and house music by our guest DJ at Rs. 4,500 plus taxes per person. Dinner buffet with unlimited select alcoholic beverages comes at Rs.3, 000 plus taxes for kids below 12 years old. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Indulge in the finest New Year’s Eve Asian buffet spread meticulously crafted by a team of expatriate chef’s at the specialty Asian restaurant, 19 Oriental Avenue that promises an unforgettable dining experience with sophisticated music performances and a choice of unlimited select beverages with a live band to liven things up. Priced at Rs. 5,500 plus taxes per person, the Asian buffet spread with unlimited select alcoholic beveragescomes for Rs.2000 plus taxes for kids below 12 years old.Usher in the New Year with joy as you dance the night away on popular tunes belted out by a live band and guest DJ Harry. Relish a decadent variety of appetizers with a choice of free flowing select beverages.This New Year’s Eve, Island Bar is the perfect destination for party revellers at Rs. 3000 plus taxes per person inclusive of appetizers and unlimited select alcoholic beverages. Book in and have a great new year!last_img read more