The 2-8 Raiders head to the Eastern Time Zone to face their old buddy Michael Crabtree and his Baltimore Ravens (5-5) on Sunday (10 a.m.; CBS).Maybe Crabtree (just 42 receptions for 479 yards and two touchdowns) will get some better chemistry going with ew Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson than he had with Joe Flacco and make Raiders fans further regret jettisoning him for Jordy Nelson.That swap didn’t feel like part of an inevitable Raiders rebuild at the time, but it certainly seems …
Tag: 上海桑拿论坛 South Africa, Zimbabwe strengthen relations
9 April 2015South Africa and Zimbabwe have elevated bilateral relations with the signing on Wednesday of five agreements set to benefit both countries when South African President Jacob Zuma met with his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, on Wednesday at the Union Buildings.Mugabe is on his first state visit to South Africa since 1994.The agreements signed were:a binational commission agreement to be led by the two heads of state;a memorandum of understanding on diplomatic consultations, which will ensure regular diplomatic talks on issues such as strengthening bilateral relations, security and co-operation in Africa, and other issues of mutual interest;a memorandum of understanding on trade co-operation;an agreement on mutual assistance between customs administrations, which will see the establishment of a one-stop border post – viewed as a crucial milestone;an agreement on co-operation on water resources management, establishing a joint water commission to enhance co-operation in water resources planning, development and management.Addressing a large media contingent after their meeting, Zuma said that the economies of the two countries were historically and inextricably linked.Although Zimbabwe has always been among South Africa’s top three trading partners on the continent and South Africa is one of the top investors in the Zimbabwean economy, implementation of past agreements has been slow, he said.But there was a new commitment to ensuring relations benefitted both sides equally, Zuma said. This was demonstrated by the fact that they had elevated relations to the level of a Binational Commission.“Our desire is to have the economy, as well as trade, favouring both countries . that is what we are working towards,” Zuma said. Opportunities existed in mining, transport, infrastructure and information communications and technology.Bolstering socioeconomic tiesMugabe said the state visit was a chance to improve socioeconomic relations between the two counties. That 10 ministers were part of the delegation to South Africa showed commitment to working together, he said.At the media briefing, Mugabe said the two countries should combine efforts to look at how the two countries could produce better value-added products. “We are producing resources at primary level but also need to beneficiate them in an integrated manner that yields greater benefit.”Mugabe thanked South Africa for tolerance where people have “jumped the border” and bypassed the system. South Africa is home to thousands of Zimbabwean economic migrants, some of whom are not documented. A process has been undertaken by Home Affairs to legalise the stay of Zimbabweans who are in the country illegally.Mutual concernAs Mugabe is the chair of the African Union and SADC, Zuma said South Africa had used the opportunity to discuss “regional and international issues of mutual concern”. These included the establishment of an environment of peace and stability to achieve regional integration, industrialisation and economic development.“We are united in our determination to work for peace and stability in every corner of the continent,” said Zuma, adding that they were also united in the quest for sustainable development, as expressed in the vision document, Agenda 2063.International relationsThe presidents both expressed condemnation of the terrorist attacks at Garissa College University in Kenya, which left 148 students dead. “This enjoins Africa to unite more than ever to protect the citizens of our beloved continent from the evils of terrorism,” said Zuma.The two leaders also deliberated on global and multilateral matters of interest and concern, especially the need for the reform of the United Nations Security Council ahead of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations this year.Mugabe said: “We want a United Nations in which there is participation by everybody and recognition of everybody as an equal member.”The South Africa-Zimbabwe Business Forum, which will see business leaders from both countries meet on Thursday morning, is also expected to take economic relations forward.SAnews.gov.za
2014KCRANA34.13BAL45.8379.95-2.95 2005CHWBOS34.15ANA55.89810.03-2.03 YEARTEAMOPP.GMSEXP. GMSOPP.GMSEXP. GMSGMSEXP. GMSDIFF 101995Atlanta Braves4624+22 101995Cleveland Indians4018+22 Top pennant winners by run differential1995-2017 Includes Division Series and League Championship Series; wild card games not included.Source: Retrosheet 42005Chicago White Sox4720+27 2012DETOAK54.13NYY45.8399.96-0.96 62009Philadelphia Phillies5531+24 RUNS 2006DETNYY44.14OAK45.88810.01-2.01 21996Atlanta Braves5423+31 RKYEARTEAMSCOREDALLOWEDDIFFERENTIAL 12007Boston Red Sox7036+34 72002Anaheim Angels6037+23 Between these two measures, the Dodgers’ 2017 postseason run has to be on the short list for most dominant in modern history. It’s no guarantee they’ll win the Fall Classic, of course — among the eight teams above them on either list, only the 2007 Red Sox, 2005 White Sox and 1999 Yankees ended up actually winning the World Series. But for now, the Dodgers can celebrate their National League pennant in style. Which pennant winners cruised through the fieldLeague winners who took the fewest games in the Division Series and Championship Series relative to expected, 1995-2017 LDSLCSTOTAL 42010Texas Rangers5932+27 Expected games is determined by how long it would take the average playoff team to eliminate the team’s LDS and LCS opponents.Source: Baseball-Reference.com 2016CLEBOS34.16TOR55.88810.03-2.03 1995ATLCOL44.07CIN45.8789.94-1.94 72008Tampa Bay Rays6441+23 1999NYYTEX34.10BOS55.8889.98-1.98 72009New York Yankees4825+23 2007COLPHI34.11ARI45.6679.77-2.77 2017LADARI34.11CHC55.8789.98-1.98 32017Los Angeles Dodgers4819+29 2009NYYMIN34.11ANA65.93910.03-1.03 When the Los Angeles Dodgers open up the World Series next week against either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros, they’ll be in the midst of one of the hottest playoff runs by a league champion in recent memory. They smoked the Arizona Diamondbacks and the defending-champion Chicago Cubs by a combined 48-19 margin, giving them the third-best run differential in the division and championship series1So, excluding the wild card game. of any pennant winner since MLB expanded its playoff structure in 1995: And the way the Dodgers blew away the National League field was especially impressive. They swept Arizona in three games, then won the first three games of the NLCS over Chicago, ultimately finishing the Cubs off in five. In other words, they needed only eight games to reach the World Series — that’s nearly two fewer than we’d have expected from a typical pennant winner against LA’s opponents, based on their Elo ratings:2To compute this, I used Elo to generate the probability of the average pennant winner winning each game of a series against a team’s opponents. Using those numbers and a little math, we can calculate how often we’d expect those series to end in a given number of games.
The Argentinean striker told Diario Olé that he practiced that movement during Manchester City’s training sessionsManchester City forward Sergio Aguero scored three times against Huddersfield on Sunday.But his first goal was spectacular.At the 25th-minute mark, ‘Kun’ received the ball from goalkeeper Ederson, he stopped it, fake shoot twice and then with his left leg sent the ball to the back of the net.And asked if this was pure luck by Diario Olé, Aguero said it was not.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It was part of our weekly work with Pep [Guardiola],” he said.“He told me if I do this movement I would end up one vs one with the goalkeeper.”“Then he says ‘it will be your decision if this is goal or not.’ Pep did all the work to leave me one vs one,” he explained.“This is the idea in the work Guardiola prepares, and then when need to try to convert it to goals.”
Martin O’Neill has revealed he will have talks with winger James McClean over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy as he could be targetted by Northern Ireland fans.McClean initially represented Northern Ireland at the U21 level before he decided to play for the Republic of Ireland. The winger could feature in Thursday’s fixture between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.The 29-year-old’s decision not to wear the Remembrance Day poppy will be an issue on Thursday, and Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he will speak to him.“James had an illness in the family yesterday, so I wasn’t able to get a chance to speak to him. He has just come in this morning, although he trained this morning, and I will speak to him over the next 24 hours,” O’Neill told Sky Sports.Report: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“Naturally, I’m hoping that it won’t be an issue, but I don’t know.“James is well fit to handle himself, as people know,” O’Neill added. “James made his points clear on the poppy situation three or four years ago when he was at Wigan.“He gave a statement and he tried to be as respectful as he could in that statement, and I think he needs to be respected for his decision.“The part of Ireland he was brought up in, it’s close to home for him and he has his opinions on it and we’re in a world nowadays where people should respect people’s opinions.”
Updated: 4:10 PM AP, Mike McKinnon III, Hunter recently spoke about this issue on Good Morning San Diego. You can hear what he had to say here. AP, Mike McKinnon III Posted: March 12, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blocking Singapore-based Broadcom’s takeover of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on national security grounds.The White House says Trump is taking the action on the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews foreign purchases of U.S. entities. Broadcom made an unsolicited bid last year to take over Qualcomm, which has been met by shareholder skepticism and regulatory scrutiny on security and antitrust grounds.Broadcom is in the process of moving its legal headquarters from Singapore to the U.S., with the company planning on finishing the move by April 3, 2018. Trump hosted Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan in the White House last year as he announced the move, and the company had hoped that would help it skirt the national security review.On February 23, 2018, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter wrote a letter to President Trump urging he block Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm. March 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter President Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm Need to watch Broadcom Ltd proposed takeover of Qualcomm. Ifallowed to occur, this would create a significant national security problem andcould mean the loss of thousands of jobs here in SD. Read my letter toPresident Trump urging him to order a national security review: pic.twitter.com/upyYdpQinf— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 23, 2018
The patent application was apparently made back in 2010, but thus far, Lenovo has not made such a device available for sale. It’s not known if they plan to, or if the company decided the idea wouldn’t sell. At any rate, the dual keypads talk to the tablet wirelessly either through Bluetooth or infrared, and because they are clamped on when needed, can be placed anywhere on the tablet. Their small size also makes them much more portable than a wireless keyboard.The patent application also notes that the original design calls for a standard QWERTY keyboard, though others might be added as well and that the dual keyboards can also be placed flat on a table in front of the tablet, if desired, to serve in a more conventional way. 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. (Phys.org) — With the introduction of the tablet computer, users of such devices have been forced to make some tradeoffs regarding keyboards. Virtually all tablets make use of image display and finger touching or tapping to create a virtual keyboard, which for many, is not nearly the same as one that provides the tactile feedback of keys being pressed and released. To get around this, many have resorted to purchasing wireless keyboards, which do offer the ease of typing, but detract from the portability that is so critical to the tablet experience. Now, according to Patentbolt, Chinese hardware maker Lenovo has applied for a patent that gives users the best of both worlds. Explore further Tablet keyboard cases turn Android devices into netbooks Citation: Lenovo applies for a patent for a grip tablet keyboard (2012, May 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-lenovo-patent-tablet-keyboard.html The idea is rather clever. Instead of going with a standard keyboard shape or trying to create a big overlay, Lenovo has come up with a way to clamp two tiny keyboard devices to either side of a tablet with tiny cell phone size keys on both top and bottom. Users hold onto their tablet by holding onto the keyboards, or more descriptively, their keypads. Each keypad has keys on both the top and bottom part; one has the keys for typing words and numbers, the other for control mechanisms such as the space bar, or Ctrl key. If the lettered keys are on the bottom side, users can type with their fingers as they grip. Conversely, if the keys are on the top side, they can type as they do with messaging on their cell phones, i.e. using their thumbs. © 2012 Phys.Org
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: The Absolute Chronology and Thermal Processing of Solids in the Solar Protoplanetary Disk, Science, 2 November 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6107 pp. 651-655 DOI: 10.1126/science.1226919ABSTRACTTransient heating events that formed calcium-aluminum–rich inclusions (CAIs) and chondrules are fundamental processes in the evolution of the solar protoplanetary disk, but their chronology is not understood. Using U-corrected Pb-Pb dating, we determined absolute ages of individual CAIs and chondrules from primitive meteorites. CAIs define a brief formation interval corresponding to an age of 4567.30 ± 0.16 million years (My), whereas chondrule ages range from 4567.32 ± 0.42 to 4564.71 ± 0.30 My. These data refute the long-held view of an age gap between CAIs and chondrules and, instead, indicate that chondrule formation started contemporaneously with CAIs and lasted ~3 My. This time scale is similar to disk lifetimes inferred from astronomical observations, suggesting that the formation of CAIs and chondrules reflects a process intrinsically linked to the secular evolution of accretionary disks.Press release Chondrules from the chondrite Grassland, L4. Credit: Wikipedia. Explore further Citation: Researchers use new technique to date CAIs and chondrules (2012, November 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-technique-date-cais-chondrules.html Chondrules younger than thought Journal information: Science © 2012 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Researchers working out of the University of Copenhagen have published a paper in the journal Science in which they claim that a new method of dating chondrules and calcium-aluminum–rich inclusions (CAIs) is more accurate than previous methods. Their dating method produces results that contradict earlier findings that have suggested that chondrules formed up to 2 million years later than CAIs; instead they say, the two materials found in meteorites formed at roughly the same time. Scientists believe that the sun and all of its orbiting bodies formed from a spinning disk approximately 4.6 billion years ago. Theory suggests the sun came first, initially surrounded by a cloud of dust and gas that over time became the planets, comets and asteroids. But for that to happen, some bit of material had to bind together first, and researchers believe two of them – chondrules and CAIs – are still present in modern meteorites. Up till now however, there has been disagreement among researchers regarding the age of such materials found in meteorite samples that have struck the Earth.Prior attempts to measure the age of materials in meteorite samples involved using techniques to discern how much aluminum 26 was present. The thinking was that differences in the levels of the isotope indicated different ages. The problem with this methodology, the new team points out, is that it ignores the possibility that objects forming in different locations might naturally have different amounts of the isotope in them.Their new technique involves isolating small amounts of lead found in a sample and then measuring the isotopic composition of both it and uranium and then calculating the age of the material using the known rate of decay of uranium. Using this method, the team calculated that both materials in a meteorite sample were approximately 4.56730 billion years old. And because their method is so precise they say the error rate of their technique is just 160,000 years.If the new method for calculating the age of chondrules and CAIs is adopted by the scientific community it will likely mean revising some ideas regarding the makeup of the early universe.
Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar today charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to communalise the election atmosphere in the state saying the party is in “panic in the face of defeat.” Kumar said the BJP has neither any ‘leader’ nor any ‘policy and intention’ to show the people, and therefore, was trying to communalise the situation.”BJP in panic – without
Tag: 上海桑拿论坛 XGEPLs initiative towards a greener future
XGEPL has partnered with Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) for the implementation of its green drive in the region of Delhi and NCR, for carrying out conversion of already in-use diesel generators for the existing IGL customers being supplied PNG. In the pilot phase, the company has converted in-use three diesel generators in institutions using Euro IV technology and have been made operational. Apart from contributing to the environment, these gas based gensets would reduce the operational cost by around 40% as compared to diesel run gensets. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfE S Ranganathan, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Limited inaugurated first of this gas based 125 KVA genset at General William Masonic Polyclinic at Janpath on March 11, 2019, in the presence of Yash Arora and Vikram Bakshi, Directors of XGEPL. Xpert Gas Equipments Pvt Ltd (XGEPL) primarily deals in the conversion of industrial and residential diesel generators to operate on natural gas. Their working technology is not only modern and advanced but most importantly eco-friendly which makes it the absolute necessity of the hour. Since the usage of diesel gensets is restricted in times of high pollution levels as per Graded Response Plan (GRP), gas based gensets would be an opportunity for housing complexes, commercial as well as industrial establishments for having unrestricted power supply. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveXGEPL started its conversion of diesel generators primarily utilising the technology imported from Italy, and later on went ahead to develop and design its own in-house technology which is equally efficient and cost effective to the end user. The biggest USP which gives a cutting edge to the conversions of diesel generators carried out by XGEPL is that whereas the existing diesel generators in India are meeting the CPCB-II standards of emission, the diesel generators converted using the in-house technology developed by XGEPL is designed to meet the Euro-IV standards of emission without much compromise to the output power of the generator. This level of operational functioning of the converted diesel generator is not only one of its kind but also latest in the Indian market. Geared with its technical team which possesses the necessary professional expertise, its state-of-the-art technology and partnering with IGL, the company looks forward to a brighter future and huge support in conversion of diesel generators, not only helping its users to run eco-friendly generators, but to some extent help them save on high operational costs. And, in a broader perspective to help Delhi NCR to reduce its related pollution by a remarkable margin.