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Thomas, a capital player: the anchor and the departure of Atlético

first_imgThomas Partey is essential for Simeone. The Ghanaian has been gaining prominence year after year since he returned to the club after his transfers to Mallorca and Almería (2013-14 and 2014-15) until settling at eleven in the last three seasons. The data underscores its importance for Cholo: it is the third player with the most minutes in the squad (2,859), second only to Saúl (3,420) and Oblak (3,366). Yesterday the midfielder’s father turned on all the alarms, stating that “he told me (Thomas) that they are having conversations between him and Arsenal. It all depends on the offer that Atlético demands (…) What they are discussing now is how Atlético will liberate him ”. Something that the soccer player’s representation agency later denied, JJ Sports, with the approval of the player. “It is totally false that we are negotiating with Arsenal”. What is a fact is that the footballer has had a renewal offer for months to raise his salary and the 50 million of his clause, but has not yet decided to sign. Thomas’s farewell would mean for the second consecutive year the loss of the compass in the center of the Atletico field. If last summer it was Rodrigo Hernández who succumbed to the Premier League and the offer of Manchester City paying its clause, this must decide a Thomas who since the beginning of the course has won very important in the ball exit Atlético until becoming an irreplaceable player in the team. Without natural substituteYes Marcos Llorente it seemed that he came to the club to replace Rodrigo and compete for the pivot position, Simeone has found his ideal place on the right wing, something that exploded at Anfield in the last game before the break in the competition with his two key goals against Liverpool. Cholo prefers to release him from responsibilities in distribution and take advantage of his extraordinary physical power. Bruno Guimarães was marked in red on the agenda as a pivot for the future, but Atlético did not decide in time and when at the last minute they chose to exercise their scoring option before the offer of Olympique de Lyon, the Brazilian opted for the French club claiming that he had shown increased interest from day one.A thomas departure would leave the Athletic again yesn its anchor in the middle and would force Simeone to reinvent himself again at the double pivot, a position where it takes time to fit in. The Ghanaian, who turns 27 in June, you are at the best moment of your career and after leaving the quarry he has matured to become untouchable in midfield. The rojiblanco team fights against the clock to avoid again suffering a flight of talent from their lower categories abroad, something that recently happened with Rodrigo (who after leaving his academy at Villarreal returned for just a year), Lucas and Theo Hernández and that could also happen with Riquelme in the near future. Currently fulfills the function of starting the mattress game, with great ability to break lines with his passes, although sometimes risking too much. He is the player with more good passes from the squad (1,535) and the maximum recuperator (271), followed in both areas by Saúl (1,424 and 240). But he also adds three goals and a basic role to give rhythm to the team’s game. If Thomas is fast, Atlético accelerates his game, with the ability to distribute balls and change orientation when necessary. He is, along with Koke, the most important player in the beginning of the mattress possession, leaving Saúl a more physical and capital role in the intensity. center_img After completing 50 games under Simeone in the season 2017-18 in a starting position (five goals) taking advantage of his extraordinary long shot, as he has gained experience and gallons has been settling on the double pivot and confirming itself as basic in distribution and recovery. Last season he started as a substitute, but he carved out a place for himself with Rodrigo, sending Saúl and Koke to the gangs and complimenting perfectly with the ’14’, who went down to receive and broke the first line so that Thomas appeared closer to the rival area. But with Rodrigo’s departure, Thomas has mastered that space. last_img read more

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‘I am not worried’

first_imgKingston College’s (KC) track and field head coach, Neil Harrison, has hit back at his detractors three days after the school lost narrowly to bitter rivals Calabar High at the 2017 ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.Harrison considers last weekend’s loss to be disappointing but he has challenged himself to overcome defeat with success after leading KC to three consecutive second-place finishes at the championships.”I am committed wherever I am coaching. I have given it 100 per cent. The fact that I have not achieved the objective, it has made me a little stronger, and I always want to prove a point to people,” Harrison outlined.KC entered the championships the overwhelming favourites to unseat defending champions but were beaten by three points, 317 to 314, after Calabar won the final event of the meet, the 4×400 metres.”Most of the people who are making noise have made no contribution to the programme. I am not daunted by them in any shape or form. I am not moved, I am not touched, I am not worried,” Harrison told The Gleaner.”I have been recruited by one Mr (Dave) Myrie, I am answerable to the principal, and until he says otherwise, I am quite fine,” said the coach.He admitted that the KC principal expected a win last weekend.”… He (Myrie) knows we have the team to win. He understands what happened, because a lot of people thought that Friday night we would have been out totally, but we fought gallantly on Saturday, and he lauded us for our efforts. Yes, he wanted a win, but we don’t have a principal who wants to win at all cost,” stressed Harrison.HUMBLE PERSON”I am an individual who is characterised by humility, and I was never ever a person to be overconfident. You will never find me on the media saying KC must win, or will win, even if we have the opportunity,” he underlined.”It’s just very, very unfortunate. I did not succumb to any form of pressure. When you are a winner, there are many mothers and fathers; when you are a loser, you become an orphan. I think we were very unfortunate. We suffered injuries with Jhevaughn Matherson,” he said. According to Harrison that was 18 points lost, as the athlete would have won both the 100 and 200 metres,”KC also lost nine valuable points with (Wayne) Pinnock in the 100m hurdles when he also got hurt,” lamented Harrison, adding that simple mistakes were made by some of his charges.shayne.fairman@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Lucky 13: Lyceum clinches Final Four seat, remains unbeaten

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gareth Barry: Record-breaker, great Premier League survivor In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Quarters: 16-19, 43-40, 67-63, 94-83. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum continued on Thursday its historic run in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament, clinching its first Final Four spot since joining the league in 2011.The Pirates remained unscathed with their 13th straight victory as they hacked out a 94-83 victory over Perpetual at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “It’s really something that we are not accustomed to, but part of the journey is making it here,” said coach Topex Robinson.CJ Perez scattered 21 points, nine assists, and five rebounds, while Mike Nzeusseu tallied a double-double of 15 markers and 15 boards in the huge win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJayvee Marcelino added 15 points and four rebounds, while twin brother Jaycee Marcelino got 11 markers and three boards, including the game-sealing triple from the left corner with 41.5 seconds left to give Lyceum a 92-81 lead.Robinson said that though the first bullet in the Pirates’ checklist has already been crossed, it’s still important for his side to sustain their groove coming into the postseason. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We’ll just continue to be humble and blessed to be in this position,” he said.Prince Eze carried Perpetual (4-8) with 26 points, 20 rebounds, and seven blocks, while Gab Dagangon had 17 markers and four boards in the loss.The Scores:LYCEUM 94 – Perez 21, Jv. Marcelino 15, Nzeusseu 15, Pretta 12, Jc. Marcelino 11, Ayaay 8, Caduyac 4, Cinco 3, Tansingco 3, Santos 2, Baltazar 0, Ibañez 0, Liwag 0.PERPETUAL 83 – Eze 26, Dagangon 17, Sadiwa 13, Singontiko 9, Pido 8, Coronel 5, Ylagan 4, Cabiltes 1, Casas 0, Hao 0, Lucente 0, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0, Yuhico 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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FA Cup first round draw: East Thurrock United land Hartlepool tie

first_img Hartlepool United boss Colin Cooper Isthmian Premier Division side East Thurrock United will face Hartlepool United in the first round of the FA Cup after coming from behind to beat Bath 7-1 in the previous round.Elsewhere, minnows Gosport Borough will host League One’s Colchester United and the lowest-ranked side left in the competition – Northern Division One team Shildon – will welcome local club Gateshead if they get the better of Norton in a replay.Warrington Town, managed by Peter Reid’s brother Shaun, will play host to Exeter, while another non-league side, AFC Fylde, must make a 640-mile round trip to Plymouth.Other notable match-ups include Maidstone going to Stevenage for their maiden first-round tie since reforming in 1992 and 1987 winners Coventry welcoming Worcester to the Ricoh Arena.FA Cup first round draw in full:Mansfield v ConcordGosport v ColchesterYeovil v CrawleyYork v AFC WimbledonWalsall v ShrewsburyNotts County v Accrington StanleyChorley or FC Halifax v Bradford CityWarrington Town v Exeter CityEastleigh v Alfreton or Lincoln CityBasingstoke or Harrow Borough v Spennymoor or AFC TelfordDagenham and Redbridge v Tamworth or SouthportWeston-Super-Mare v DoncasterPeterborough v CarlisleCheltenham v SwindonBromley v DartfordWeymouth or Braintree v ChesterfieldChelmsford or Barnet v WycombeGillingham v Bristol CityPortsmouth v AldershotNorton or Shildon v GatesheadCrewe v Sheffield UnitedGrimsby v Oxford UnitedTranmere v Bristol RoversSouthend v Chester FCLuton v Newport CountyStevenage v Maidstone UnitedBury v Nuneaton or Hemel HempsteadCambridge v FleetwoodNorthampton v RochdaleEastbourne or Dover v MorecambePort Vale v MK DonsMacclesfield or Wrexham v WokingPlymouth v AFC FyldeBarnsley v BurtonHartlepool v East ThurrockCoventry v Worcester CityOldham v Leyton OrientCanvey Island or Havant & Waterlooville v PrestonBlyth Spartans v AltrinchamForest Green v Scunthorpe 1last_img read more

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Balotelli warning! The eerie similarities between Liverpool’s problem striker and Brazil’s forgotten prodigy

first_img1 Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has warned former charge Mario Balotelli to change his ways or fear wasting his career.The Liverpool striker’s appalling return of just two goals in 18 appearances for the Redmen has seen his future at the club come under increasing doubt, and Mancini, who used to manage the Italian during his days at Man City and in his first stint at Inter has told him to shape up or run the risk of ending up on the scrap-heap like another once-prodigious talent, Adriano.“Mario is at risk of following the same path as Adriano,” Mancini said. “I hope that he wakes up one morning and realises that he is wasting everything.”At 24 years old, Balotelli has enjoyed a relatively successful career to date, but his early progress seems to eerily mirror Adriano’s much more closer than the Italian would perhaps like.We compared the two, totalling his achievements to-date with the forgotten Brazilian’s at the exact same age Balotelli is now.Mario Balotelli24 years oldTo date:239 appearances (all competitions)90 goals (all competitions)33 caps for Italy13 goalsNine major honours – Including: Three Serie A titles, One Premier League title, One Champions League titleAdrianoBy Balotelli’s age he had:212 appearances (all competitions)103 goals (all competitions)36 caps for Brazil25 goalsNine major honours – Including: One Serie A title, Two Copa Italia crowns, One Copa America title, One Confederations CupThe result is pretty surprising and should be a warning to Balotelli that he is at serious risk of slowly disappearing from the football landscape. Something needs to change.To remember just how good Adriano once was, take a look at the video below. Mario Balotelli has been warned by Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini last_img read more

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The Transfer Tavern podcast on talkSPORT – Sunday, July 2

first_imgJason Cundy is your host behind the bar of the Transfer Tavern, licensed to serve gossip, rumour and speculation from the world of football.Take a listen as he and his guests round up all the latest news.last_img

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World Cup winner against Germany causes ‘artificial earthquake’ in Mexico

first_imgDespite going into the match as underdogs, Mexico deserved their victory and could have won by a more emphatic margin if their finishing had been more clinical.PSV Eindhoven winger Lozano took his time to score, cutting inside when in the box before rifling a low shot past Manuel Neuer at the near post.And the celebrations caused an ‘artificial earthquke’ according to seismologists.SIMMSA – the body monitoring and analysing seismic activity in Mexico tweeted: “Earthquake detected in Mexico City during the goal by the national team in the World Cup.” 2 2 Lozano’s goal sparked scenes of wild celebrations in Russia and Mexico Mexico fans celebrate in their home country Mexico’s winner against Germany at the World Cup caused a minor earthquake after fans in the country celebrated a little too hard.Hirving Lozano’s winner against the World Cup holders sparked wild reactions from fans in Mexico City which actually caused a large amount of seismic activity. It later added: “The earthquake detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during the goal of the Mexico team in the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the City detected it.”Mexico’s match-winner Lozano said: “It’s one of the biggest wins in Mexico’s history, for sure and it’s the best goal I’ve scored in my life.“We all dream of playing in a World Cup and to start in such a positive and important way – I think it’s my best goal by far.”After the game, a lucky Mexico support also proposed to his girlfriend, who thankfully said yes!talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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SA cuts new HIV infections by one-third

first_img1 December 2010 South Africa has decreased the rate of new HIV infections in the country by more than one-third over the past 10 years, contributing to a significant slowing down or stabilising of new HIV infections worldwide, according to the 2010 UNAids Report on the global Aids epidemic. Released by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) on 23 November, the report finds that the global Aids epidemic is beginning to change course as the number of people newly infected with HIV declines and Aids-related deaths decrease. “Together, this is contributing to the stabilisation of the total number of people living with HIV in the world,” UNAids said in a statement. Data from the 2010 UNAids Report shows that around 2.6-million people worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2010, nearly 20% fewer than the approximate 3.1-million people infected in 1999. In 2009, around 1.8-million people died from Aids-related illnesses worldwide, nearly one-fifth lower than the approximate 2.1-million people who died in 2004. At the end of 2009, around 33.3-million people worldwide were estimated to be living with HIV, up slightly from 32.8-million in 2008 – due in large part due to more people living longer as access to antiretroviral therapy increases. “We are breaking the trajectory of the Aids epidemic with bold actions and smart choices,” UNAids executive director Michel Sidibe said in a statement. “Investments in the Aids response are paying off, but gains are fragile – the challenge now is how we can all work to accelerate progress.”Sub-Saharan Africa ‘turning the HIV tide’ The report gives new evidence that investments in HIV prevention programmes are producing significant results in many of the countries with the highest HIV/Aids burdens. From 2001 to 2009, the report finds, the rate of new HIV infections stabilised or decreased by more than 25% in at least 56 countries, including 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. “Of the five countries with the largest epidemics in [sub-Saharan Africa], four countries – Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – have reduced rates of new HIV infections by more than 25%, while Nigeria’s epidemic has stabilised.” The report finds that, among young people in 15 of the most severely affected countries, the rate of new HIV infections has fallen by more than 25%, led by young people adopting safer sexual practices. “In South Africa, the rate of new HIV infections among 18-year-olds declined sharply, from 1.8% in 2005 to 0.8% in 2008, and among women aged between 15 and 24 years it dropped from 5.5% to 2.2% between 2003 and 2008.” In addition, as more countries use effective treatment regimens to prevent HIV transmission to babies, the total number of children born with HIV has decreased. Significant gains were made in sub-Saharan Africa, where new HIV infections among children have fallen 32% in the past five years. Huge challenges remain At the same time, the UNAids report cautions, while the number of new HIV infections is decreasing worldwide, there are still two new HIV infections for every one person starting HIV treatment. “Investments in HIV prevention programmes as whole have not been adequate or efficiently allocated. HIV prevention investments comprise about 22% of all Aids-related spending in low- and middle-income countries.” And while the number of people on HIV treatment worldwide increased by seven-and-a-half times over the last five years – 5.2-million people accessed life-saving drugs in 2009 compared to 700 000 in 2004 – nearly twice that the number of people, 10-million, are still waiting for treatment. UNAids notes that funding from international sources appears to be reducing, with donor government disbursements for the Aids response standing at US$7.6-billion in 2009, down from the $7.7-billion available in 2008 and far short of what is required. “Declines in international investments would affect low-income countries the most – nearly 90% rely on international funding for their Aids programmes.” The report further highlights the “urgent need to sustain and scale up good investments and for countries to share the financial burden of the epidemic”. SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Science and the Shutdown: 11 Days and Counting

first_imgScienceInsider has been tracking the partial U.S. government shutdown since it began 11 days ago.  Member of Congress and President Barack Obama are now discussing a way out of the impasse.For some scientists, it’s too little, too late. Their research has already been disrupted. For others, however, the crisis has yet to hit home.So who’s still working—and who’s been hit the hardest?Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Hits:Immediate EffectsThe day after the shutdown, grantmaking at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ground to a halt. Essential scientists still on the job included a D.C. bird identification expert, physicists maintaining the cesium fountain clock that keeps official U.S. time, and an immunologist tending 14,000 mice at the National Cancer Institute.Antarctic Research Winding DownAlthough most NSF activities were immediately suspended after the shutdown began, certain programs (including Antarctic research) had some leeway to continue operating using leftover funds from 2013. But now the clock is winding down, and NSF will have to close its research programs in Antarctica if the U.S. government shutdown continues beyond 14 October. Also on the chopping block are several major NSF-funded construction projects, including a solar telescope, a gravity wave observatory, and ecological and ocean-observing networks.Ecologists Face Long-Term EffectsFor Long Term Ecological Research projects, missing even a single field season can create unfillable gaps. Shutdown casualties include a 23-year Antarctic study tracking the effect of sea ice on the polar biota and a New Mexico climate variability project that has been active since 1988.U.S. Radio Telescopes Go DarkAll the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (NRAO’s) U.S. telescopes were turned off on 4 October. A fourth telescope in Chile, run in partnership with three other countries, has enough money to limp along for a few weeks.NIH Denied Exemption From ShutdownLast week, Senate Democrats blocked a House of Representatives plan to restore current funding levels for NIH through 15 December, saying House Republicans shouldn’t be allowed to pick and choose which federal agencies they’d like to reopen. One representative likened the discussion on the House floor to “a new episode of The Hunger Games.”Shutdown Throws Wrench in Scientific MeetingsWith 800,000 workers furloughed, meetings have had to be postponed or canceled. An NIH researcher traveled to Perth in Western Australia—a 30-hour trip from Washington, D.C.—only to learn by e-mail from NIH that he could not present at the meeting.Misses:MAVEN Mission Is a Go After AllNASA officials ruled on 3 October that work on MAVEN, which is scheduled for launch between 18 November and 7 December, can continue after all. The spacecraft is designed to study the martian atmosphere, in part to figure out how its climate apparently became inhospitable for life. NASA has essentially shuttered the rest of its space science operations.Many Marine Researchers Still AfloatDespite initial reports from the American Geophysical Union that government research vessels would have to return to port if the shutdown lasted more than 24 hours, many U.S. research vessels are still on the water and have enough money to stay there until December. None of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System’s 19 vessels have been recalled, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s primary research ship will continue working. The U.S. Navy’s research ships also remain Gets ExemptionNIH may have been denied a shutdown exemption, but the website was granted a reprieve and is now operating during the shutdown to enable clinical trials to move forward.Collateral Damage:One astronomer says the NRAO closures have rendered about $500,000 and one year’s worth of data useless. The Antarctic research halt spelled disaster for at least one graduate student, who arrived at Palmer Station along with several pallets of his Ph.D. research equipment and was told to turn around and go home. Cell biologists aren’t happy either: There’s no one at customs to approve shipments of research fruit flies, and grant reviews are on hold. Other scientists shared their frustrations on Twitter. 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Elite topple No. 1 Bolts in thriller, force decider for semis spot

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ “We played good defense and made the stop,” Isaac said.The dramatic win was Blackwater’s first in the playoffs since joining the league in 2014 and it couldn’t have come at a better time with the Elite facing the formidable Bolts, who won nine games against only two losses in the elimination round.Walker only had 11 points in the first three quarters before taking over when it mattered most. He exploded for 19 points in the fourth quarter, scoring Blackwater’s first 18 points in the period.The former NBA veteran, who had stints with the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, scattered 30 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, one steal and a block.The 30-year-old Maliksi, who was acquired from Star in a four-player trade on Sept. 10, wound up with 15 points and four rebounds. Starting guard Mike DiGregorio added 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reigning Best Import Allen Durham posted 18 points, including an inside basket that gave the Bolts a 91-90 edge with 15.8 ticks remaining, 21 rebounds and seven assists while Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge had 19 and 18 points, respectively.Blackwater tries to become only the fourth team to knock off the No. 1 team on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next “Going into the final 15 seconds of the game with Meralco up by one, the instruction was to have a good shot and if there was opening, we take it,” Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac recalled.“We challenged the players to face the situation. We wanted the ball to Walker but there was also an option for Maliksi,” Isaac said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe ball did go into the hands of Walker, who then setup Maliksi for game-winning jumper from the free throw line with 9.5 seconds left.Walker and Maliksi carried the Elite down the stretch but it took team effort in the waning seconds to pull off the defensive stop on the Bolts, whose last shot was a one-hander from just inside the 3-point line by Mike Tolomia that was off target. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Marcelino twins help Lyceum go 14-0 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESAllein Maliksi continued to prove why Blackwater made a good move in trading for him late in the season.Maliksi came up clutch as the Elite took down the top-seeded Meralco Bolts, 92-91, Wednesday to pave way for a do-or-die for a slot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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