Louisville Commit G.G. Robinson Says It’s “Messed Up’ That The Cardinals Pulled Their Offer From Matt Colburn

first_imgThe bad side of college football recruiting was showcased by Louisville Monday night, as the Cardinals pulled their scholarship offer from commit Matt Colburn, less than two days before National Signing Day. Bobby Petrino’s program received some serious criticism from recruiting analysts following the news, including this rant from a Rivals.com writer that called for all South Carolina high school players to boycott Louisville. Even a Cardinals’ commit thinks Louisville was rough on Colburn, a three-star running back out of Irmo, South Carolina. G.G. Robinson, a three-star defensive end committed to Petrino’s program, tweeted the following Tuesday morning. Man what Louisville did to my boy Matt was messed up….. That’s awful— GG (@GGRobinson85) February 3, 2015What Louisville did isn’t unheard of, but doing it less than 48 hours before National Signing Day seems fairly classless. The Cardinals’ 2015 class ranks No. 31 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

Search for Denny Poole this Thursday

first_imgWhistles, bear bells, bug spray, reflective vests, water and snacks will be supplied by Horne.Horne is hoping someone can help with Walkie-talkies and an elder that could help smudge the group and say a prayer before the search.To view the FB event page; CLICK HERE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jessica Horne shares she would rather have a search party than a Birthday party this Thursday, July 25, 2019.Horne shares further the search party will meet at the brake check on the Dawson side of the Kiskatinaw Bridge at noon and will proceed to search until 5 pm.last_img

BJP will win this Lok Sabha election on proincumbency sentiment Ashish Sood

first_imgIn an exclusive interview with Abhinay Lakshman of the Millennium Post, BJP’s South Delhi Lok Sabha in-charge Ashish Sood said that the saffron party will win this election on a pro-incumbency sentiment that runs deep within the country. Excerpts: How is this year’s campaign going to be different from the one BJP ran in 2014? You see, last time we did not have the achievements of Narendra Modi. So, as a result, this time around we have a huge base of beneficiaries who have reaped the advantages of various government schemes introduced in the last five years. This sentiment is very strong among people, so this will be our poll plank for MPs and party activists. We now have a class of voters to whom we need not showcase what we will do. They are already satisfied with our government’s work. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDo you really believe there is no anti-incumbency sentiment running through the country? Look, the pro-incumbency runs deep this time around. And the reason anti-incumbency has been a feature in every other election is there used to be an opposition that was after the blood of the incumbent government on a list of corruption issues. This time, with this government, you don’t have that in hand. The opposition only has fake issues. Five years down the line, what they are charging us with is: this is a dictatorial government. They are presenting themselves as saviours of democracy. If we have not done the work in the last five years, then the opposition must come out with the issues instead of misleading voters. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWill your campaign then only focus on the work your government has done? In Delhi, what our MPs have done, what the Central Government has done, and it could have done will be showcased. As a result, it will also be important to show the inability of the incumbent Delhi government to deliver on what they promised their electorate. For example, we could have and we wanted to give Ayushman Bharat to the poor of Delhi. It was denied. These will be the issues. The Delhi government made promises they knew they couldn’t keep, and hence they are now raising issues such as the demand for full statehood in the Capital. BJP had also made demands on statehood. What do you think made the party switch its stand? We have not switched our stand on it. Look the statehood issue was addressed in 1991 when Delhi became a National Capital Territory and a resolution was adopted. No doubt we were asking for more powers for the state but parties always can change their stand. And moreover, no one else except the present AAP govt is responsible for harming the cause for full statehood when they tried to stop Republic Day celebrations. Do you believe that any parliament will grant full statehood if these kinds of scenarios are created? You see, we still want more powers to be granted to the state government. In terms of grievance redressal of people, the multiplicity of governance should be changed. But more importantly, some kind of uniformity in the system of governance is required. The basic idea is to solve governance issues created by the complicated system in Delhi and not fixate on wanting autonomy. What are the challenges in campaigning this time? The biggest thing we would want to implement is door-to-door campaigning (like mera parivaar, bhajpa parivaar). And reaching out to more of the electorate who at the time of anti-corruption agitation of Anna Hazare had stood by Kejriwal. More and more of those households have to be reached so that the present AAP government is exposed. As South Delhi in-charge, what are your plans for the campaign in the constituency? There is only one plan. The plan is to reach out to the beneficiaries, reach out to workers and make sure they vote at the earliest on the voting day. See, what we are going with in this election will be to highlight the failure of AAP to deliver even after getting 67 seats in the assembly. The only points will be about the 500 schools, the CCTV cameras, and the jobs that were promised. We won’t let them go scot-free for their failures on these issues. Do you think the proposed alliance may affect the way you run your campaign? You see, we are not worried about that. Regardless of whether it actually happens or not, it won’t change the fact that the opposition has failed to deliver. And even if it does come through, it just goes to show the hypocrisy of opposition members. A gentleman who had once vowed to fight corruption in Sheila Dikshit’s government is now ready to ally with her. BJP govt in the Centre and we in Delhi are wanting to contest the election on the achievements of our central government. Is AAP contesting on their achievements of the last four and half years? All they have to show for themselves is their failures and then they go as far as blaming it on the absence of full statehood.last_img read more

JKs relation with India will end if terms and conditions of its

first_imgSrinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday that the relation of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if the terms and conditions of the state’s accession to the Union were changed.”2020 will also be a deadline from Jammu and Kashmir to the nation. If you remove those terms and conditions on which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India, our relation with the country will also end,” Mehbooba told reporters after filing her nomination papers from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. The former chief minister was responding to BJP president Amit Shah’s assertion that Article 35A, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir in terms of residency rights, will be repealed by 2020. On the Congress manifesto, Mehboba said it was word by word same as the Agenda of Alliance agreed upon between her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the BJP at the time of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015. “Congress manifesto is same as what Mufti Mohammad Sayeed kept in Agenda of Alliance with BJP…status quo on Article 370, revocation of AFSPA, holding dialogue and reducing army footprint from civilian areas. It is word by word the same thing,” she asserted.last_img read more

Maruti Celerio annual sales crosses 1 lakh

first_imgNew Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Friday said its compact car Celerio sold 1,03,734 units in 2018-19, joining the club of company’s models with sales of more than one lakh units in a year. The model has cumulatively sold 4.7 lakh units since its launch in 2014, MSI said in a statement. The sales of the model grew by 10 per cent in 2018-19, it added. Celerio was “the first car to democratise the two-pedal (auto gear shift) technology and the recent upgrade in its safety features has significantly enhanced its appeal as the perfect city car”, MSI Senior Executive Director – Marketing and Sales R S Kalsi said. Celerio’s 1-litre petrol engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 23.1 km/ltr for both Auto Gear Shift (AGS) and the manual transmission variants. The factory-fitted CNG Celerio offers a fuel-efficiency of 31.76 km/kg, MSI said.last_img read more

JK Guv orders probe into political activists killings

first_imgSrinagar: The killing of a BJP leader in south Kashmir has sparked off a controversy with Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday ordering an inquiry headed by state chief secretary B V R Subrahmanyam to “identify lapses” while political parties accusing the top bureaucrat of creating a chaotic situation by withdrawing security of political activists.Condoling the death of Gul Mohammed Mir, 57, the BJP leader who unsuccessfully contested on the party ticket in 2008 and 2014 assembly elections from Dooru in South Kashmir, Malik asked the chief secretary to identify any lapses on part of the security agencies in ensuring security of political activists, an official spokesman said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe governor has called for an emergency meeting on Monday, when government offices will reopen in summer capital of Srinagar after the bi-annual ‘Darbar move’, during which he will review the safety and security aspects of all political leaders and sarpanches in the state, he said. Malik directed the chief secretary to get an inquiry conducted into the killings of political leaders belonging to various parties in the state in the last few months. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadMilitants, besides fighting the security forces, target political or social activists in the state. The ultras killed a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary Chanderkant Sharma and his Personal Security Officer (PSO) Rajinder Kumar at the District Hospital in Kishtwar on April 9. Similarly, a panch, Abdul Majeed Dar, from Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir was shot dead by militants at his residence on April 4. On March 14, a political worker associated with the National Conference (NC) — Mohammad Ismail Wani — was shot at and injured by suspected militants in Anantnag district. On March 30, suspected militants shot dead social activist Arjumand Majid Bhat in Baramulla district Mir, whose affidavit shows his age as 52 in 2014 assembly elections, was shot dead Saturday night outside his residence at Nowgam in the Verinag area of South Kashmir. He was shifted to a hospital in a critical condition, but the doctors there declared him brought dead. His son, Zahoor Ahmed Mir, said his father’s security was withdrawn two months ago and all efforts to get it back had fallen on deaf ears. “I had given a letter of the BJP leaders to SSP Anantnag but he expressed his helplessness and directed me to see Munir Khan (Additional Director General of Police in charge of security),” he said. Security of political activists, including the elder Mir, was withdrawn on the orders of the chief secretary in February despite opposition from security agencies, officials said. The security agencies had suggested that no security should be withdrawn until the election process is completed. However, the chief secretary ordered reconstitution of the screening committee and removed police officials from it and appointed state home secretary Shaleen Kabra as its chairman, a move that has come under criticism. Former chief minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah, while taking a potshot at the chief secretary, said withdrawing security of political activists was a “foolih decision”. “Questions need to be asked but they can’t be answered by the person who was responsible for the actual order to withdraw security. The security withdrawal had been opposed by state and central intelligence agencies so who overruled them and went ahead regardless?,” he tweeted.last_img read more

After WildCard Weekend There Is No Super Bowl Favorite

CincinnatiAFC-13-24-11-5— Last year, we went into the playoffs with a pretty good idea of the Super Bowl favorites. This year, not so much. According to our Elo ratings, no team entered the 2015-16 postseason with better than a 20 percent shot at the Lombardi Trophy. (As a point of historical comparison, Elo’s No. 1 regular-season team wins the Super Bowl at a 34 percent clip.) And none of last weekend’s games changed that — if anything, the Super Bowl picture is even more chaotic now.Why is all this happening? In part, blame a weird disagreement between seeding and team strength. Basically, each conference’s lowest-seeded teams — i.e., the road teams in wild-card weekend — are among its most powerful, which left weaker teams with home games and even, in a few cases, bye weeks. That’s a recipe for more parity across the playoff landscape.The trend toward parity was borne out in last weekend’s results and will continue into this weekend. All four road teams won for the first time in modern wild-card history, and in each case the winner was the stronger team according to Elo. Consequently, all of Elo’s current top eight are still alive, but upside-down seeding continues to keep the playoffs wide open, as the higher-rated team will be at home in only a quarter of this weekend’s games. Green BayNFC2716747 HoustonAFC-26-12-4-1— TEAMCONFΔ ELODIVISIONAL ROUNDCONF CHAMPSUPER BOWLSB ODDS The weekend’s two biggest gainers in Super Bowl win probability, for instance, were the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks, who also happen to be the top two teams in football according to Elo. But both will be underdogs in the divisional round because they’ll be on the road. Conversely, the Super Bowl odds for the top two seeds in each conference went down, because the possibility that they’d have to face one of the scary lower seeds turned into a certainty.As a result, all of the remaining teams in the championship hunt saw their Super Bowl chances become more compressed over wild-card weekend. That’s bad news for the bye teams but good for us as football fans, because this is one of the most evenly matched sets of divisional-round games ever.Read more: The Biggest Surprises Of Wild-Card Weekend Kansas CityAFC262013614 PittsburghAFC1324848 ArizonaNFC—-3-2-116 New EnglandAFC—-8-3-211 DenverAFC—0-2-114 CHANGE IN PROBABILITY OF WINNING … CarolinaNFC—-6%-4%-2%18% WashingtonNFC-27-11-3-1— Bold indicates that a team is still active in the playoffsSource: ESPN Winners and losers of the wild-card round SeattleNFC6188413 MinnesotaNFC-6-15-6-3— read more

Emery Ramsey remains focused at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery remains pleased with Aaron Ramsey’s commitment on the pitch and will respect whatever decision he makes over his futureReports emerged earlier today claiming that Ramsey has agreed to join Serie A champions Juventus on a free transfer this summer.Apparently, a pre-contract agreement between Ramsey and Juventus will be sorted out after the Bianconeri’s Coppa Italia game against AC Milan next Wednesday.But Emery refused to shed any light on Ramsey’s future and instead praised the Welsh star’s commitment to Arsenal.“I cannot say more about his situation,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“The most important thing is that Aaron Ramsey is with us. His future I respect a lot because he has a very private decision but he is with us every day, and I repeat that I am very happy with him.”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.Ramsey played the full 90 minutes of last Saturday’s FA Cup third round 3-0 win at Blackpool.“In the last match I was very happy with him,” added Emery.“I asked in the last match at Blackpool if he is okay to help us play and he said, ‘Yeah, coach, I want to play’ and he played with a very big behaviour and commitment to us.“After, his future belongs to him, his family and agent. Every day he’s here with us, he’s working very well. I want his behaviour and his focus to be on West Ham on Saturday.”The Spaniard also announced that Arsenal will only be able to do loan signings this month.last_img read more

Towns Current Bidding and Contract Opportunities

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Request For Proposals/QualificationsEmployee Uniform Rental Service — Deadline: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:00amInvitations To BidDPW – Screener Rental — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Guardrail Installation — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Pavement Markings — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Roadway Management Services — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Bituminous Products — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Crack Sealing — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Tree Planting Services — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Fire Hydrants — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Valve Boxes & Curbstop Boxes — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Gate Valves — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Miscellaneous Water Supplies — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Ductile Iron Pipe — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Laboratory Services — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Generator Maintenance Contract — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Instrumentation Maintenance/Calibration — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.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… RelatedTown Posts 15 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town Posts 16 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”last_img read more

Meet The Man Believed To Be The First Black Millionaire In Texas

first_img Share CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY / KERAWilliam Madison McDonald, an influential banker and political kingmaker, is commemorated in a mural at Fort Worth’s Intermodal Transportation Center.William Madison McDonald is far from a household name these days, but he was a legend in his day. Born 150 years ago, McDonald is widely believed to have been the first black millionaire in Texas.The son of a former slave, McDonald became an influential banker and a political force who helped shape Fort Worth at the turn of the 20th century, using his wealth and connections to help lift up his city’s African-American community.Listen to the KERA News story.“When I was young growing up, Bill McDonald was a mythical character. But we knew he was real … we knew he was buried, for example. We knew he had lived and been buried. But he was larger than life,”  said Bob Ray Sanders, a retired Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist and former KERA newsman.When Sanders was growing up in the 1950s and early ‘60s, the east side of Fort Worth’s downtown was the place to be. The intersection of Jones Street and Ninth Street, Sanders said, was the heart of a thriving black business district in the still-segregated city that thronged with African-American-owned restaurants, hotels, night clubs, shops and even a hospital.“From the Convention Center almost to the Court House, these were black businesses,” Sanders recalled. “It was here, and it was vibrant.”Lifting the communityWilliam Madison McDonald became a major player in Texas Republican Party in the 1890s, representing the state as a delegate to national party conventions.A bank stood at the center of all that activity. Sanders said that so much of the city’s black business class was tied in one way or another to Fraternal Bank and Trust. Historians say it was the first black-owned bank in Texas. Its founder was William Madison McDonald.“From basically the beginning of the 20th century, Bill McDonald’s imprint was on Fort Worth,” Sanders said. “He made his mark, and he kept making his mark, until the day he died.”Before he came to Fort Worth, McDonald lived in Kaufman County. Born in 1866, his father was a freed slave, a man who had been owned by the Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard. At just 8 years old, McDonald went to work for a white lawyer, a man who eventually helped him to go to college.McDonald studied religion, ran a school and organized a state fair to show off the accomplishments of black farmers; all before he turned 21.“Anything that he took his hand to prospered. And he was showing others that you can do this too,” said Opal Lee, who helped launch Fort Worth’s black genealogical and historical society.Lee is 90 years old now, but she grew up seeing McDonald. It was at the end of his life, at the beginning of hers. Lee remembers walking past the millionaire’s massive mansion on Terrell Avenue on her way to the movie theater.“He’d be sitting out sunning: A little, old man. And I wanted so much to say something to him, but I was afraid. I never spoke to him,” she saidMcDonald left Kaufman County in 1906 for Fort Worth, and quickly became a revered leader in his adopted city. He bought a handful of businesses, built several buildings, and opened the Fraternal Bank and Trust. Opal Lee had an account there.McDonald’s bank was a simple place, Lee said. No fancy vault, just few desks and an ornate cage where the money was locked away.Still, it was a thriving financial institution. It not only survived the Great Depression, but was reported to have bailed out struggling white-owned banks. Originally the repository for the wealth of black Masons, Fraternal Bank and Trust served the city’s African-Americans when white banks weren’t open to them. Access to capital, Lee said, helped the community lift itself up.“He helped a lot of young black entrepreneurs get started in business,” he said.A political kingmakerBefore he became a banker, though, McDonald was active in politics. And at that, too, he excelled. He was a close ally of Col. Ned Green, a massively wealthy white railroad and banking magnate, and the two established themselves as a political power brokers.“Green and McDonald teamed up, and they ran the Republican Party in Texas,” he saidIn the decades that followed the end of slavery, a biracial coalition dominated the state Republican Party. McDonald became a shot caller in that so-called Black and Tan faction – and served as a delegate at state and national conventions. Reby Cary, a historian, educator and civil rights leader, said that African Americans at that time almost exclusively backed Republicans.“That party freed us. It was Abraham Lincoln,” Cary said. “We got freed because the Republicans freed us,” he saidCary, now in his 90s, grew up four blocks from McDonald. He said McDonald promoted a philosophy of black self-reliance, challenging African Americans to build their own institutions and businesses. A lifelong Republican, Cary said McDonald’s message shaped his own thinking, and is still relevant today.“In the first place, he used to tell us, he said, if blacks want your own business, you set it up. If you want your own newspaper, you set it up,” he said.A fading legacyMcDonald died in 1950. He left no heirs – his only son died while away at college. His grave in the Old Trinity Cemetery in Fort Worth is marked by a huge obelisk, and a historic marker recalling his influence.In the decades since his death, many of the buildings McDonald owned and built have disappeared. The bank was torn down. The Jim Hotel – where legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie stayed and played – is gone. Both his mansion and a sprawling masonic temple he built were demolished.At the train station in downtown Fort Worth, at the intersection where McDonald’s bank once stood, there’s a mural that celebrates the city’s black history. Sanders said the mural makes clear how much William McDonald’s story is woven throughout the history of Fort Worth’s African American community at the beginning of the last century.“Bill McDonald was a way maker, for a lot of people. Including me,” Sanders said. “He paved the way for a lot of people. He certainly wasn’t the only one, but he was a major figure in our history, and we shouldn’t forget that.”Sanders said that when he was a kid, you couldn’t grow up black in Fort Worth without hearing about William McDonald. Today, he said, young people don’t learn a lot of local black history. So while McDonald’s buildings are gone, Sanders said it’s on us to decide if his memory lives on.Copyright 2016 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM.last_img read more

Anna Stevenson Joins Volleyball Roster

first_imgAwards and Honors Anna Stevenson, a 6-1 middle blocker from Laurens, S.C., has joined the University of Louisville volleyball roster as a transfer from Auburn University. Her .90 blocks/set average ranks tied for eighth all-time on Auburn’s career records list and she set a new Auburn single-season record in 2018, averaging 1.15 blocks/set. Her 91 total blocks in 2018 ranks seventh, while her 18 solo stuffs finished tied for second on the season list. Last year as a sophomore, she played in 22 matches with 21 starts and was fourth on the team with a 2.14 kills/set average, tallying 169 kills on the year. Her .269 hitting percentage was third on the squad and she had seven matches with double-digit kills. She tied her career high in kills in two different matches with 13 vs. High Point and at Ole Miss along with notching two 12-kill performances – at No. 25 Alabama and versus Mississippi State.  Her 1.19 blocks/set mark vs. SEC opponents came in third in the league. She recorded back-to-back nine-block performances to reach a career high at Mississippi State and at Ole Miss. She finished with seven blocks vs. Ole Miss and had six blocks in three other matches. She notched a season-best .625 hitting percentage (11-1-16) against Arkansas. She went 8-0-15 vs. Eastern Illinois for a .533 mark. 2018 War Eagle Invitational All-Tournament Team 2017-18 First-Year SEC Academic Honor RollPrint Friendly Version “Anna is a fantastic addition to our 2019 roster,” said Dani Busboom Kelly, UofL head coach. “Our entire staff was impressed with her mindset and her drive to be great. She has proven that she can physically compete with the best players in the country and is excited about the goals for Louisville volleyball.” She played high school volleyball at Laurens District 55 and was a member of Upward Stars Volleyball Club and was named to the 2016 Under Armour High School All-America Third Team as well as being a PrepVolleyball Senior Ace. She helped 18U team win the 2016 AAU National Title and was the 2016 Index Journal Player of the Year. She was named to the 2015 AVCA Phenom list and made the 2016 All-State squad. She was a three-time All-Region selection and a four-time team Most Valuable Player (2013-16). Story Links As a freshman, she played in 26 matches in 89 sets at middle blocker for the Tigers and was fourth on the team with 188 kills and a 2.11 kills/set average. In all, she had six double-digit kill performances and led the squad with 61 blocks, having 12 solo stuffs and 39 block assists for a .69 blocks/set average. She totaled a career-best 13 kills and eight blocks in her home state as Auburn topped South Carolina in four sets and had 12 kills and five blocks vs. South Alabama, She finished with 12 kills at Texas A&M, adding six kills and a .667 hitting percentage at Georgia Tech in her first career start. She had seven kills on 14 swings for a .500 clip versus nationally-ranked Kentucky.last_img read more

dAlH2Orean An RC car that runs on aluminum soda can tabs w

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Aleix Lovet and Xavier Saluena, two researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of Catalonia, have made the world first RC car that runs entirely on soda cans. Well, to be more accurate, it runs on a combination of recycled aluminum soda can tabs and sodium hydroxide. This creates a vehicle that is completely carbon emission free and creates no planet harming waste. Citation: dAlH2Orean: An RC car that runs on aluminum soda can tabs (w/ video) (2011, April 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-dalh2orean-rc-car-aluminum-soda.html Cars that Run on Cow Power? The car, which have been dubbed the DAlH2Orean remote-controlled car, is a worlds first. The car uses the hydrogen power generated by a chemical reaction, when the aluminum tabs are brought together with a mixed solution of sodium hydroxide and water. After being run through a few filters, such as a silica gel to remove the moisture, and a vinegar filter to remove any lingering hydroxides, the fuel is complete. This generates hydrogen, which in turn can be used to power a hydrogen fuel cell and run the small car. Explore further 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: www.dalh2orean.com/dAlH2Orean/ … ress_Conference.html The car can run at a top speed of about 20 miles per hour. Its top range is roughly 40 minutes, and then it will need a refill. While this is, at this stage of research, an interesting curiosity, this research has the potential to grow into a very real world application. The research team behind the zero-emissions remote controlled car hopes to one day transition the technology to cars in the real world. The cars, which the team sees as being microcars, would also be zero-emissions and could take a small number of people where they need to go. Hopefully, they will not be RC. © 2010 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Physicists propose a way to make atomic clocks more accurate

first_img(Phys.org)—Physicists Andrei Derevianko of the University of Nevada and Victor Flambaum and Vladimir Dzuba of the University of New South Wales have proposed in a paper published in Physical Review Letters a way to improve on the accuracy of atomic clocks. They suggest stripping away electrons from ions to reduce the negative effects of stray fields that reduce the performance of current atomic clocks. Journal information: Physical Review Letters Explore further Proposed nuclear clock may keep time with the Universe More information: Highly Charged Ions as a Basis of Optical Atomic Clockwork of Exceptional Accuracy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 180801 (2012) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.180801AbstractWe propose a novel class of atomic clocks based on highly charged ions. We consider highly forbidden laser-accessible transitions within the 4f12 ground-state configurations of highly charged ions. Our evaluation of systematic effects demonstrates that these transitions may be used for building exceptionally accurate atomic clocks which may compete in accuracy with recently proposed nuclear clocks.via PhysicsWorld Researchers continue to look for ways to increase the accuracy of atomic clocks because higher accuracy would allow for finer measurements of very small changes in the values of the physical constants that underlie some of the most basic principles of physics. One example is the fine structure constant – a more accurate measurement of its changes might lead the way to the development of a unified theory.Recent research has focused on switching to a nuclear clock as theories have indicated they might be more accurate than atomic clocks. Practical limitations, such as the high degree of difficulty in calculating frequency transitions and the danger of working with radioactive materials have prevented the development of such clocks however, which is what led this new effort to see if the model for an atomic clock could be improved.Atomic clocks are based on using atomic transitions as a means of defining a time standard and are accurate to one part in 1017. The goal is to improve that to 1019. To achieve such accuracy, the researchers propose stripping away some of the electrons of a particular ion to cause the remaining electrons to bind tighter to the nucleus. Doing so, they reason would reduce the stray fields that can creep into the electromagnetic trap used to measure the electronic transition, which skew the results. Based on that assumption, they’ve calculated that the observation of the electron transmission of a bismuth-209 ion would produce the desired accuracy.The researchers acknowledge that building such a clock would be difficult, but suggest it should be possible and argue that it would be much more practical than trying to build and work with a nuclear clock. They conclude by suggesting that the time has come to put more effort into improving the atomic clock and less into nuclear clock research. © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Physicists propose a way to make atomic clocks more accurate (2012, November 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-physicists-atomic-clocks-accurate.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.last_img read more