Odom not looking like he’ll return

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – The odds of the Lakers playing the rest of the season without forward Lamar Odom increased Monday when a second exam confirmed the original finding of a torn labrum in Odom’s left shoulder. A final decision on whether Odom will undergo season-ending surgery will be made in two to three weeks, with the Lakers holding out hope that Odom might be able to strengthen the shoulder enough to return for the playoffs. The Lakers also learned Monday that forward Luke Walton won’t join them on this four-game road trip. Walton saw foot specialist David Thordarson on Monday and is still not ready to return from his sprained right ankle. Walton, who has been out since Jan. 28, will be re-evaluated next week. A team spokesman said Walton presently is most bothered by a case of tendinitis in the ankle as opposed to the sprain itself. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Sullen Smush A day after he was benched in favor of guard Shammond Williams for the final 5:40 against Phoenix, Smush Parker was still brooding at practice, leading to an exchange with reporters that was like pulling teeth. Asked about his frustration with being removed, Parker answered, “I don’t talk about problems with the team.” Asked about his outburst toward Jackson and whether they were on the same page, Parker answered, “You could say that if you want.” Kobe Bryant tried to remind Parker that Jackson’s decision was “nothing personal” while Parker at least offered a team-first perspective going forward, saying, “If the team is successful, then everything else for me will fall into place.” last_img read more

No group-stage action for Ibra, says Mourinho

first_imgBut while the Swedish striker has been busy talking up his return on social media, Mourinho does not expect to be able to call upon him until next year.“He will not be ready for the group phase of the Champion League. I don’t think there is any chance of that,” said Mourinho, whose side face Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in Group A.“I’m not thinking Zlatan to play any part of the group phase. Hopefully he can play in the knockout phase, but for that we need to finish top two.“I don’t want to think about it. I don’t even ask, speak about it or with the medical team about it.“He will be an extra man for us in the second part of the season. When I say second part, we say January after Christmas, when the transfer window re-opens, but I have no idea at all.”Ibrahimovic, who scored 28 goals in his first Old Trafford campaign, had been linked with a move to Major League Soccer and Mourinho said his desire to rejoin United showed his ambition was fully intact.“It shows two things for me: it shows me the dimension of the player and the club,” the United manager told reporters at the club’s training centre in Carrington, west of Manchester on Friday.“The player, it would be very easy for him to say goodbye. He had success at Man United, goodbye. He doesn’t do that. He wants to follow his other dreams and play football at the highest level.“And a club like Man United in my opinion has to show how big it is in details and this is a big detail of a player that gets injured with the Man United shirt, fighting for Man United.“The club has to be there for him and I’m really happy with club and player.”– Champions League warning –Mourinho paid tribute to former United captain Wayne Rooney, who announced his retirement from the England team this week, and revealed he was in touch with the striker on the eve of his announcement.“He told me the night before,” said Mourinho. “I am nobody to agree, don’t agree. I just listen to his reasons and I understand his reasons.“He does it for Everton, for his family, so I have no complaints.“I just realise like many other people when he retires, you realise how many matches he played, goals he scored, the football he represents in this country.“Many congratulations for his career with the (Three) Lions.”Mourinho also reacted to Thursday’s Champions League draw and said United’s group would not be as easy as some pundits seem to think.“My reaction is of somebody who played 120 matches in the Champions League and it’s a completely different reaction than the reactions I listen to,” he said.“I think when you think about qualifying, it’s better to have two top teams and two weak teams and let’s see if we can finish second or first, but we are qualified.“In this kind of group, everyone can win, lose, draw, and we are going to share the points in between teams. You are not going to see a 4-0 or 5-0, a team with 13, 14, 16 points, another with zero or one.“So I think it’s a dangerous group and if you go to the recent history of Man United, they lost to Basel (in 2011) and could not beat Benfica in two matches (in 2011).“I think also against CSKA Moscow the last time was 0-0 or 1-0 or something (a 1-0 win in November 2015).”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 28 times in 46 appearances in his first season with Manchester United © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 25 – Jose Mourinho does not know when Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to action, but he has ruled him out of Manchester United’s Champions League group games.Ibrahimovic, 35, rejoined United on a one-season contract earlier this week, four months after undergoing career-saving knee ligament surgery.last_img read more

‘Mike Ashley’s job is to keep Newcastle solvent – he has done that’

first_img1 Newcastle fans are in revolt after taking just three points from their first six Premier League games of the 2014/15 season.But who is to blame for the Magpies’ bad form?Manager Alan Pardew appears to be walking on thin ice, although he has received backing from Mike Ashley for now.Is Pardew the cause of the club’s poor performances, though, or is owner Ashley the one who should carry the can?talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast put the question out on Twitter…last_img

GOLF: DONEGAL LINKS CLASSIC

first_imgThe Donegal Links Classic is scheduled for Mon 4th, Tues 5th & Wed 6th June 2012.This popular event is still at last year’s price, €80 p/p for ROSAPENNA members and € 100 p/p for visitors.There are two Order of play options, (1) Mon-Ballyliffin, Tues – Rosapenna & Wed – Portsalon or (2) Mon- Rosapenna, Tues – Portsalon & Wed – Ballyliffin. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. GOLF: DONEGAL LINKS CLASSIC was last modified: April 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U14 FOOTBALLERS PRODUCE STUNNING DISPLAY TO DEFEAT URRIS

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News:Congratulations to our U-14 boys footballers and their management who clinched the Northern Board League title defeating Urris by 6-18 to 5-03 in the final at O’Donnell Park. A sensational first half display from the boys made sure they wouldn’t be denied the title on their home patch.  They now move on to face Naomh Conaill this weekend in the All County league semi final, details tbc.Club members who ordered tickets from the club for this Sunday’s Ulster SFC Final can collect same at the Clubhouse from 7.30pm to 8.30pm this Thursday, July 16th.The Senior footballers defeated Glenswilly on Sunday evening, winning 0-13 to 0-09, while the Reserves were defeated 2-07 to 1-05, goalscorer Cathal Roache.  Both teams are due to face Dungloe at home in a rearranged fixture this Friday at 6.30 and 8pm.Hard luck to the Senior Hurlers who were defeated by a single point away at Setanta in their first Championship round robin game, losing 0-13 to 1-09 (match report on the club website).  They are scheduled to face Knockbridge in the Táin league this Saturday in Garvaghey, throw in 4pm.The Junior Footballers are scheduled to face Glenfin in Div.5 on Saturday evening at O’Donnell Park. The Minor Girls footballers fell to a narrow one point defeat against Glenfin in their first Championship game on Monday, final score St. Eunan’s 2-08 to Glenfin 1-12.The Minor Boys football team had a fine 4-14 to 3-03 win away to Malin in the Championship on Monday evening to make it two wins from three games in their group.The U-16 Hurlers had a walkover against Setanta last Thursday and host Letterkenny Gaels in the Park this week.  Training continues every Tuesday at 5pm, new hurlers always welcome.The U-12 Hurlers had a good away win last week against Setanta.  They play away to Letterkenny Gaels this Thursday.Hard luck to Greg Harkin and our five girls on the Donegal U14 panel as they were defeated by Tipperary in the All Ireland Final replay on Saturday.Best of luck to Maxi, Eamonn, Sean and Conor and the Donegal team as they face Monaghan in this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Final at Clones. Good luck also to our representatives on the Donegal U-21 Hurling panel as they face Sligo in the All Ireland (c) semi final this Saturday at 6pm at O’Donnell Park.The Hurling Academy continues every Friday evening at 6.30pm, while the Century Cinemas Football Academy is on Sundays at 11am.  New members are always welcome to both academies.  For more information, please contact Ciaran Maguire, 087 4133372, Eugene Duffy, 086 8430240 or Eunan O’Donnell 087 6775637.The Clubhouse at O’Donnell Park is now available to book for parties, functions, etc.  Contact Niall on 086-3062893 for further information/bookings.Please note any amendments to fixtures etc. will be noted on the Club Facebook Page as soon as confirmation is received. This year’s Cúl Camps will take place in O’Donnell Park as follows;Football – Mon. July 27th – Fri. July 31stHurling / Camogie – Mon. August 10th – Fri. Aug. 14th.We would ask people to kindly book early as possible so we can give an indication of numbers to the organisers.Further details on the Club Facebook page and online booking available on the links below:https://secure.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/…https://secure.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/…This week’s winning lotto numbers were 3,6,19,24.There were 5 match 3 winners, each getting €20.Dessie Larkin, LetterkennyMartina Doogan, The GrangeEdward and Pauline Nugent, CarnamuggaghAbove Direct DebitSharon McFadden, FalcarraghJacqueline Molloy, FintownAbove sold by AdrianNext week’s jackpot is €1400Sincerest sympathy is extended to the Crossan family (Orchard Inn) on the death of their mother Teresa.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U14 FOOTBALLERS PRODUCE STUNNING DISPLAY TO DEFEAT URRIS was last modified: July 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

SHOPPERS GET READY FOR BARGAIN MADNESS AS MAJOR STORES START SALES FROM TODAY

first_imgThe post-Christmas sales open with a bang today with half-price offers in stores across the county.Large crowds expected at Evolve sale todayRetailers have reported the best pre-Christmas business for more than five years and want to keep the tills ringing into the New Year.Some of your favourite shops including Evolve Menswear and McElhinney’s Stores will have customers queueing out the door with a range of offers. The McCloskey brothers have low prices all year ’round at Evolve but today’s sale, which starts at 10am, will be jam-packed with even more bargains.There’s 50% off almost everything, including more than 100 pairs of G-Star jeans at half price while other major brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Jack & Jones, Selected, Fred Perry, Fynch Hatton, Base London, Lacoste and all brands in the shop are reduced to clear.If you need a suit, shirt, tie or shoes….. Evolve Suit Department is having is biggest ever suit clearance. Also dress trousers are all slashed in price while footwear is clearing from just €15.While the men can get off to an early start at Evolve, the ladies (and men!) can go online at mcelhinneys.com – or wait until tomorrow to search for bargains at McElhinney’s in Ballybofey. The crowds will gather for McElhinney’s sale which starts tomorrow (Thurs).The store opens its doors at 11am but the good news is that it will open until 8pm and the sale will last all week including Sunday opening!The store is advertising the sale as the “biggest winter sale ever” and you just know there is going to be bargains galore throughout the store.All the top brand names will be slashed so any cash people have saved over the Christmas period will have even more spending power at McElhinneys.Other stores across Buncrana, Letterkenny, Ballyshannon and Donegal Town are also starting many St Stephen’s Day sales today. SHOPPERS GET READY FOR BARGAIN MADNESS AS MAJOR STORES START SALES FROM TODAY was last modified: December 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bargainsdonegalevolve menswearMCELHINNEYSsaleslast_img read more

NCS D-VII championship preview: No. 2 Ferndale gets ready for showdown with No. 1 Salesian

first_imgWhen No. 2 Ferndale faces No. 1 Salesian College Preparatory Saturday night at 7 p.m. for the rights to a North Coast Section Division 7 championship, the Wildcats will be up against a caliber of team it simply has not seen this season.And in a situation like that, Ferndale’s head coach Clint McClurg said there’s really only one thing his team can do.Control the controllable.“Salesian is definitely a championship-level opponent,”  McClurg said. “They are good at all three phases of the game …last_img read more

Life Uses Quantum Mechanics

first_img(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Long before man discovered quantum mechanics, birds and other living creatures were using it to good advantage.Quantum mechanical effects typically work at atomic scales.  Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which distinct objects share the same existence, regardless of the distance between them.  There’s potential there for quantum computing if the states of the two objects can be manipulated.The ability to store and use quantum information is a challenge to modern engineers, reported Technology Review from MIT, but birds fly by it.  “Now Vladko Vedral at the University of Oxford and a few pals have calculated just how good nature could be at this game. The answer is very good: it looks as if nature has worked out how to preserve entanglement at body temperature over time scales that physicists can only dream about.”How does a bird navigate with quantum computing?  In the back of a bird’s eye, molecular sensors can detect both photons and the earth’s magnetic field.    When a photon is absorbed, an entangled electron pair is formed, each electron briefly occupying different parts of the molecule.  The magnetic field flips the “spin” (a quantum property) of one of the electrons, so that when they recombine 100 microseconds later, that information can be sensed by the bird.  “The result is that the bird ‘sees’ the earth’s magnetic field as it flies,” the review said.Maintaining the entangled state for 100 microseconds is “an extraordinary figure,” the article states.  The best human engineers have achieved is 80 microseconds.  Furthermore, the bird does it at body temperature.The article referred to a previous Technology Review entry that explained how plants produce quantum entanglement in photosynthesis.  “Given that nature seems to have created the conditions in which entanglement thrives, the big question now is whether there are any natural systems that exploit it.”At the level of cellular molecules (10/27/2010), it’s been noted that molecular machines like ATP synthase (4/30/2005, 3/16/2011) and myosin (5/30/2007, 4/19/2010) can employ Brownian motion — the random thermal wiggle of molecules — to drive their moving parts in a preferred direction by a ratchet mechanism.How did life master quantum mechanics?  The first Technology Review article stated flatly, “while researchers have been puzzling over this problem for a few years now, nature has had 4.5 billion years to work on it using the tools of natural selection.”Don’t you just hate it when evolutionists ruin a good science story with regurgitated Darwin tricks?  Here we see the personification fallacy and the magic wand of time.  Nature is not a person.  A non-person cannot use tools.  Natural selection is not a tool, anyway.  And time is not a magic wand for working miracles of chance.Too bad the story was tainted with baloney.  Next time you watch a flock of pigeons, think about the quantum entanglement that allows them to use the earth’s compass to find home.  Who gave them that ability?  The birds didn’t think this up.  Creatures have been endowed with abilities that are the marvel of our best engineers.  Endowment implies an Endower.last_img read more

Web 2.0 Panel: Humans as Sensors

first_imgrichard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts This post is sponsored by IBM’s A Smarter Planet blog.Today at the Web 2.0 Summit, Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Media ran a panel called Humans As Sensors. With him were four organizations doing innovative applications using sensors: Markus Tripp (Mobilizy), Deborah Estrin (Computer Science Department, UCLA), Sharon Biggar (Path Intelligence), Di-Ann Eisnor (Waze). Each of the speakers started by explaining what they do.Waze is a real-time crowd sourcing and live mapping application. It works on iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android. Di-Ann Eisnor explained that their service does “transactional cartography.” It was initially launched in Israel, then launched in the U.S. just a few months ago. Eisnor said that Waze aimes to take sensor data from “entertainment to action.” It started out being used to map objects, then people, now processes.Path Intelligence is bringing online innovation to the real world, according to co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer Sharon Biggar. They are targeting the retail market – specifically shops in malls. She said that the online world is good at collecting data on user experience, but the local mall doesn’t have that data. What Path Intelligence is doing is analogous to Google Analytics, said Biggar. It works by collecting sensor datas and anonymous pings from cellphones – it doesn’t require downloads.Biggar said that what they are measuring is real-time behavior, “right now.” One of their current aims is to help the offline retail industry cope with recession. At mall sites they respond directly to the way shoppers are behaving. They do this by installing sensors and accurately locating mobile phones indoors. They use that data to help businesses improve in the real world and in real time.Mobilizy makes the AR browser Wikitude, which we have covered extensively here on ReadWriteWeb. It works on mobile phones that have GPS and a compass. As we’ve explained before, Wikitude is overlaid information on the real world. What’s next for the product? Mobilizy manager business development Markus Tripp said that they plan to open it for the public, so people can create content for AR. It will be in the same format as Google Earth.Deborah Estrin from the Computer Science Department at UCLA was on next. She explained that they are doing a lot of research into “participatory sensing.” They are taking it from aggregators to personal apps. The use cases include specific civic and citizen data campaigns. She suggested that what they do is “twitter with a purpose,” although she admitted that this was a cynical thing to say.Example apps include whatsinvasive.com – enabling users to provide data on what plants are invasive (weeds etc) – and Biketastic.DiscussionThe panel then had a discussion on where sensor and mobile-generated data is headed on the Web.Brady asked the panel about how users can trust the data, whether it be implict or explicit.Estrin from UCLA said that giving people visibility back into the data is key. Let people have legible feedback on the data. She also remarked that they always have “eyes on the process” – in other words, humans in the loop. So what they do is not entirely automated.Waze has learned from web 2.0 that you need to apply different weighting for different people.Brady asked next: what type of critical mass of people is needed for these kinds of apps?Di-Ann Eisnor from Waze said that it really depends on the app and its goals. She noted that for them Israel was an incubator / test bed. So they shot for half a percent of the market.Sharon Biggar from Path Intelligence agreed that it depends on the app and what you’re trying to achieve. For them their focus is retail, so their comparison point (in terms of data) is what users had before they came along.Deborah Estrin from UCLA remarked that as you get more data, you get more value.Brady asked the magical Web 2.0 question: how do you all plan on making money?Sharon Biggar from Path Intelligence explained that their business model is built into what they do: retail. She said that retailers will pay for the data they provide. However she noted that these companies “need to get the sensors out there, somehow” – which is a cost to those businesses.Di-Ann Eisnor from Waze said that the “navigable data market” is worth $4B and is dominated by the big map data companies like Navteq. Waze sells their data at low cost, but she noted that Google is trying to disrupt the market. She admitted that this is shaking things up for Waze, but she thinks that location based services are coming into their own (which they are indeed, according to Morgan Stanley).Markus Tripp from Mobilizy said that they are a very new business, but he said they are generating revenue. He said that the main goal with Wikitude is to get reach and as much content as possible into its system. Brady asked as a final question: is Twitter the ultimate sensor?Sharon Biggar from Path Intelligence said that Twitter data is “another indicator of interest” – another piece of data to add to the equation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#conferences#Internet of Things#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2009 last_img read more

Rape case filed against Congress MLA

first_imgA case was registered on the court’s order against Congress MLA Johari Lal Meena, representing Rajgarh-Laxmangarh constituency of Rajasthan’s Alwar district, on charges of raping a 38-year-old widow several times during the last two years and threatening to release the video of the alleged act. The FIR was registered at Raini police station over the weekend.The woman, who filed a complaint in the Judicial Magistrate’s court for registration of FIR, alleged that Mr. Meena, 68, whom she had met two years ago, took her to a hotel in the temple town of Mehandipur Balaji on the pretext of taking her to a doctor when she was ill. At the hotel, the MLA allegedly gave her some medicines and raped her when she fell unconscious, according to the complaint.Mr. Meena denied the charge on Saturday and said the complaint against him was a “political conspiracy” hatched to prevent him from campaigning for his party in the Lok Sabha election. “The objective is to damage the prospects of Congress. This is also a ploy to reduce my popularity in the public,” said Mr. Meena, who had defeated his BJP rival with a margin of 30,298 votes in the 2018 Assembly election.The complainant alleged that Mr. Meena had made a video of the act and started blackmailing her with the threat to release it. She also alleged that the MLA had forced her to establish a physical relationship with him several times.The FIR was registered under Sections 376 (rape), 384 (extortion) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) of Indian Penal Code and investigation handed over to CB-CID in view of the accused being a legislator.last_img read more