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Charcos embraces starting role for Perpetual

first_imgPerpetual Help starting shooting guard Edgar Charcos stepped up big in his first NCAA victory after transferring from the University of the East.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Charcos found a familiar face on the opposing side with Bonbon Batiller, his former teammate in UE, suiting up for the Knights.“Playing against Bonbon was a challenge for me as he knows my style of play,” he said. Justin Robert Valencia, Ma. Angelica D. Garcia, Ivan Ruiz L. Suing Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Charcos delivered 27 points on a nine-of-12 shooting clip, 22 of it coming in the first half in their 78-75 win against Letran at Filoil Flying V Centre Friday.“Being trusted as the starting guard, I challenged myself to perform well for my new school,” Charcos said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Altas head coach Frankie Lim said he expected that impressive display from his starting guard.The former Red Warrior said Lim is hands on with the team and motivates them a lot.center_img View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ San Miguel draws first blood against Alaska as Standhardinger returns For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Tanzanian foe toughest test yet for Dave Peñalosa

first_imgDave (13-0, 9 KOs) is coming off a second-round knockout victory over an overmatched Indonesian in Ricky Manufoe two months ago in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.The younger Peñalosa knocked down Manufoe, who never had a chance, thrice and dealt him his 35th loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGerry said Tuwa (21-5-2, 14 KOs) won’t be a pushover and will give Dave a stiff challenge.“He (Tuwa) is one if not Dave’s toughest opponent to date,” Gerry, who is promoting the event under his GerryPens Promotions, Inc., said in Filipino on Saturday. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Former two-division champion Gerry Peñalosa believes his nephew Dave will be put to the test against Twalib Tuwa of Tanzania in their featherweight 10-rounder in Sunday’s main event pitting Filipino fighters against Tanzanians.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PH’s Garcia, partner win back-to-back ITF juniors crowns “I specifically asked the matchmaker to give Dave a tough opponent so that we will be tested and we can see what he’s all about.”The former super flyweight and bantamweight titleholder also thinks the fight won’t go the distance.“It won’t last 10 rounds because knowing Dave, right from the opening bell he’s gonna bring the fight. His opponent is a fighter as well so I’m sure someone’s going to go down.”Dave, 27, however, doesn’t want to look too far ahead.“I’m excited and at the same time I also feel pressure. Let’s see how the fight goes. If I get the chance to knock him out, of course I am going for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Existence of Universe Is Highly Improbable

first_imgTheologians might rightly celebrate a recognition by cosmologists that the universe is so finely-tuned, it shouldn’t exist.“Sir, I exist!” said a man to the Universe.  “However,” replied the Universe, “the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.”  That joke by Stephen Crane points out that human existence is not a necessary consequence of Matter, if that is all the universe is.  But what if the Universe began the conversation?  “I exist!” said the Universe to Nothing and No One.  Those two would not only have no sense of obligation, they would be blind, deaf, and dumb to the statement.  Only God could celebrate the existence of a material universe, and He is under no obligation to create one.In that light, look at a news article by Tia Ghose on Live Science: “Universe Shouldn’t Be Here, According to Higgs Physics.”  The Higgs boson discovery was the big event of 2012.  It produces the Higgs Field in the Standard Model that gives mass to particles.  Ghose translates the complexities of the theory into pithy lay language:Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have collapsed just microseconds after its explosive birth, the new study suggests.“During the early universe, we expected cosmic inflation — this is a rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang,” said study co-author Robert Hogan, a doctoral candidate in physics at King’s College in London. “This expansion causes lots of stuff to shake around, and if we shake it too much, we could go into this new energy space, which could cause the universe to collapse.”In short, the expansion had to be finely-tuned for the Universe’s existence—and ours.  Although the alleged confirmation of inflation is being debated (see 6/24/14), the properties of the Higgs Field are tenuous in any expansion.  Cosmologists at King’s College London looked into their models:What they found was bad news for, well, everything. The newborn universe should have experienced an intense jittering in the energy field, known as quantum fluctuation. Those jitters, in turn, could have disrupted the Higgs field, in essence rolling the entire system into a much lower energy state that would make the collapse of the universe inevitable.Ghose states that “this isn’t the first time that physicists have said the Higgs boson spells doom for the universe.” Yet the Universe continues to affirm, “Sir, I exist!”  It points to dozens of parameters (the fine structure constant, the ratio of proton to electron mass, the charge on the electron, etc.) that are finely-tuned for its existence, suggesting design.  Now it adds the Higgs field to its list:The mass of the Higgs boson, about 126 times that of the proton, turns out to be “right on the edge,” in terms of the universe’s stability, [Sean] Carroll [Caltech] said. A little bit lighter, and the Higgs field would be much more easily perturbed; a little heavier, and the current Higgs field would be incredibly stable.A press release from the Royal Astronomical Society agrees that the finely-tuned Higgs field could not survive inflation:Measurements of the Higgs boson have allowed particle physicists to show that our universe sits in a valley of the ‘Higgs field’, which describes the way that other particles have mass. However, there is a different valley which is much deeper, but our universe is preventing [sic] from falling into it by a large energy barrier.The problem is that the BICEP2 results predict that the universe would have received large ‘kicks’ during the cosmic inflation phase, pushing it into the other valley of the Higgs field within a fraction of a second. If that had happened, the universe would have quickly collapsed in a Big Crunch.At this point, the Universe might retort, “Sir, God exists!”   But cosmologists would rather invent new physics than go there:“This is an unacceptable prediction of the theory because if this had happened we wouldn’t be around to discuss it” said [Robert] Hogan [King’s College London], who is a PhD student at KCL and led the study.Perhaps the BICEP2 results contain an error. If not, there must be some other — as yet unknown — process which prevented the universe from collapsing.“If BICEP2 is shown to be correct, it tells us that there has to be interesting new particle physics beyond the standard model” Hogan said.This leaves secular cosmologists needing inflation to solve the horizon problem, but cursing inflation for destroying the universe.Perhaps they should take a lesson from the brilliant but eccentric mathematician, Kurt Gödel, whose life and major contributions were described on PhysOrg recently.  Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Gödel sounded the death knell for positivism: the early 20th century arrogant belief that mathematicians were on the verge of describing everything.   Gödel proved that mathematics cannot explain itself within its own axioms.  Others have extended this Incompleteness Theorem to other areas of philosophy (e.g., Adami, 8/13/07; Wolpert, 10/16/08).  It implies that to explain the universe, philosophers will have to look for necessary and sufficient causes outside the universe.Update 6/30/14: The BBC News reported on the Higgs theory, the history of the find, anticipations of more discoveries at CERN’s newly-updated LHC next year, and the finely-balanced nature of the Higgs boson’s mass:To use an analogy, imagine the Higgs boson is an object resting at the bottom of a curved slope. If that resting place really is the lowest point on the slope, then the vacuum of space is completely stable – in other words, the Higgs is in the lowest energy state and can go no further.  However, if at some point further along this slope, there’s another dip, the potential exists for the Universe to “topple” into this lower energy state, or minimum. And if that happens, the Universe would be doomed.The article goes on to mention that the Standard Model still leaves important factors in the universe unexplained.  Peter Higgs makes a cameo appearance in the article.People know instinctively the world is designed.  They have to be trained not to know it.  Scientists, especially, undergo rigorous training to lose their common sense.  Oh, they have common sense within their world view, but when their restricted common sense runs into roadblocks inside their secular box, they fret and fume and refuse to consider the obvious implication.  They love darkness rather than light.  That’s why they chase phantoms like dark matter, dark energy, and dark “new physics” that nobody has ever observed or even knows how to observe.  Anything but Intelligent Design!Their reactions undercut their logic.  By using argumentation, rationality and emotion, they prove they already are Supernaturalists, because such things do not derive from particles and forces.  Indeed, particles and forces fall into the Incompleteness Theorem; they can only be understood with reference to reality outside themselves—the conceptual world of mind and logic.  That reality, subsequently, can only be understood with reference to a greater Reality outside it—a personal, rational, eternal God: the First Cause from which everything derives.Theologians and creationists have pointed to the fine-tuning of the universe, the Anthropic Principle and such things for decades.  The only sufficient condition for the Universe’s ability to say “I exist!” is the foundation in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”   We’ve seen in recent years the atheists rushing to embrace a multiverse instead of creation (5/17/14), despite the infinite regress trap it presents to them.  What we see with the current hand-wringing over the finely-tuned Higgs field is just more of the anti-rational reaction Paul described so well in Romans 1:18-24. 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Factual Friday

first_imgThe National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause for a moment of silence wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Monday to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.This post was uploaded by Rachel Brauner of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Wounded Warrior Program and is part of a series of Military Family Caregiving posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img

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Bypoll defeat a lesson for us: Yogi Adityanath

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that over-confidence led to the BJP’s defeat in the Phulpur and Gorakhpur by-polls.“Overconfidence and inability to assess the ground realities during the last few days of campaigning turned the things against us in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls,” he told the Zee India Conclave. “The outcome of the by-elections is a lesson for us. But there are places where BJP has won for the first time.”Replying to a question on the formation of the third front he said: “The third front in U.P. is not a new phenomenon. Who’s the leader of this new SP-BSP alliance?”last_img read more

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4 days agoMarseille midfielder Maxime López: How I blew Barcelona move…

first_imgMarseille midfielder Maxime López: How I blew Barcelona move…by Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille midfielder Maxime López has revealed an approach from Barcelona.Lopez admits Barca were in contact two years ago.”In the summer of 2017, the sports director of Barça ( Robert Fernández) spoke with my agent, who said there was interest in the next season if I had a good campaign,” he recalled.”Everyone knows that I love Barça, I have imagined too many things.”In my head I thought: that’s it, I’m there. And that’s when I lost six months, I was lost, I no longer recognized myself.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Russell Brand Joins Robert Downey Jr At MPTF Event

first_imgThe entertainment industry turned out in force last night in support of the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s (MPTF) second annual “Reel Stories, Real Lives” event, a unique evening of powerful readings which told the stories of industry members and their families who have benefitted from MPTF’s services over the years.The event, held at Milk Studios, featured video remarks from honorary host Robert Downey Jr and readings by renowned Hollywood actors including Russell Brand, Anna Faris, Jon Favreau, Jon Hamm, Armie Hammer, Chris Pratt, Keanu Reeves, Jeremy Renner, and Olivia Thirlby, as written by some of Hollywood’s leading feature and television writers including Will Beall, Greg Berlanti, Peter Craig, Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Craig Mazin and Billy Ray.MPTF President and CEO Bob Beitcher said, “My love affair with MPTF began 12 years ago at an event just like tonight’s ‘Reel Stories’ hosted by Kevin Spacey. Witnessing Hollywood’s finest tell the amazing stories of how MPTF takes care of industry members in their time of need made me proud to be part of the entertainment community, led me to step up my financial contributions to MPTF, and screamed to me ‘get involved.’ And thankfully I did!”The evening drew approximately 400 industry insiders, entertainment leaders and celebrity guests including Casey Affleck, Will Beall, Julia Jones, Josh Radnor, and more. The event, which was produced by A. Scott Berg, Guymon Casady, Bill Gerber, Kevin McCormick, Karen Rosenfelt, and Courtenay Valenti, also featured a special animated photo exhibit including collections by DreamWorks Animation, Walt Disney Animation, Warner Bros., and more.“There is no one better to introduce the next generation of Hollywood to the importance of MPTF to this industry than the creative talent brought together to tell the real stories of MPTF,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of MPTF Foundation. “My thanks to Robert Downey, Jr., Russell Brand, the writers and the actors who have given of their time and talents to bring to life the MPTF mission of caring for our own in such a meaningful and elegant way as in these stories.”CEO of MPTF Foundation Ken Scherer said, “MPTF Foundation is truly fortunate to have the force of nature that has become what we affectionately call Team Valenti – my thanks to Scott Berg, Guymon Casady, Bill Gerber, Karen Rosenfelt, Kevin McCormick and Courtenay Valenti – for channeling their individual passion into creating this event that has built awareness and motivated engagement with the next generation of Hollywood with such great success in just one year.”The evening was generously sponsored by IWC Schaffhausen, Audi and The Hollywood Reporter.For over 90 years, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) has served as a beacon of hope for entertainment industry members in their time of need. As a charitable organization, the MPTF provides financial assistance and services essential to the wellbeing of the community and is a leader in the development and implementation of services and programs for seniors and those who care for them. MPTF is supported by the generosity of corporate donors and fellow entertainment industry members who contribute their time and money because they believe in the critical importance of Hollywood Helping Hollywood.last_img read more

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Shanghai welcomes Toronto ensemble to New Music Week with doors and ears

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Midori Koga, piano, Gregory Oh, keyboards, Dan Morphy, percussion, Ryan Scott, percussion, of Ensemble Soundstreams performing Nicole Lizée’s Promises, Promises in the Music of North America concert at the Shanghai New Music Week (SOUNDSTREAMS) SHANGHAI – The music conservatory stands on a busy side street behind gilded iron gates, not a single building but a campus, with a steady stream of students flowing through.Since the gates seem routinely open and since the security guard seldom looks up, there is nothing penal about the atmosphere at China’s oldest facility for the making of musicians.It is so welcoming, in fact, that Toronto’s Soundstreams Ensemble was invited over the last month to take part in Shanghai New Music Week, an international festival of contemporary music held under its auspices for the past 11 years. The Torontonians kept good company in Shanghai, appearing alongside international-class colleagues from Paris, Amsterdam, and Athens, performing before overwhelmingly young audiences, and to Soundstreams fell the particular responsibility of representing North American music, presenting works by three Canadians, R. Murray Schafer, Nicole Lizée and Juliet Palmer, and two Americans, John Cage and Steve Reich. Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Just as Chinese musicians represent an increasing presence in western concert halls, the Middle Kingdom, as it used to be known, is admitting increasing numbers of their western counterparts to perform and teach.An anniversary volume published a few years ago by Shanghai’s Grand Theatre pictures a large number of top-tier visiting western artists, from pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy to the seemingly inevitable tenor/baritone Placido Domingo, so when Soundstreams turned up on the conservatory’s stages no heads turned. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Colts Coach Chuck Pagano Sidelined By Leukemia

Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who had complained of fatigue recently, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is expected to be hospitalized six to eight weeks as he undergoes treatment.Team owner Jim Irsay made the announcement Monday during a somber and sometimes emotional news conference at the team complex.“I am optimistic. I feel with every fiber of my body and I know Chuck feels that he can beat this thing,” Irsay said.Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will serve as the interim coach in Pagano’s absence. Irsay said that Pagano requested that Arians coach the team while he is undergoing treatment.Pagano told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen in a text that he “will be back soon.”Irsay, however, said it was unlikely Pagano would be able to assume full-time coaching duties this year.“I think it’s unlikely he’ll be all-in as the head coach the rest of this season,” Irsay said. “He may be able to come back and be in the press box or something.”Dr. Larry Cripe, the physician treating the coach at Indiana University’s Simon Cancer Center, said Pagano has acute myeloid leukemia, where the bone marrow is producing abnormal white blood cells that interfere with healthy blood cells. Symptoms can include weakness, weight loss and easy bruising or bleeding. Treatments can include chemotherapy, drugs and radiation therapy.Irsay said Pagano’s wife pushed him to see the doctor after noticing unusual bruising on the coach’s body.“He is ready to take this fight on and he is a fighter,” Irsay said.Pagano waited until the Colts’ bye week last week to be checked out after experiencing extreme fatigue and bruising, starting in training camp.Pagano believed he was experiencing football fatigue, but a blood test early last week revealed the diagnosis of leukemia.The initial phase of treatment usually requires a hospital stay of four to five weeks, though Irsay later acknowledged he expected Pagano to be in the hospital at least six weeks.Cripe said Pagano began the “arduous” treatment last week and that many adults do recover from the disease. For now, Pagano is being kept in a “protected” hospital environment where air is filtered and hand-washing is essential.Pagano was admitted last Wednesday evening; the team had a bye this weekend and players and the assistants, other than Arians, were not told Pagano was ill until Monday morning.Cripe said that Pagano is handling the chemotherapy treatments well so far. The goal of the treatment is to “cure” Pagano, which means the disease remains in remission for 3 to 5 years.“This is not an easy day for any of us,” Arians said. “It was not the way I ever dreamed about addressing a group like this. But I know he’ll get through it.”General manager Ryan Grigson said he was not yet certain how the rest of the coaching duties would be split up, though he expected all of the assistants to pitch in.The 51-year-old Pagano was hired in January after serving as the Baltimore Ravens‘ defensive coordinator.Pagano earned his first win Sept. 16 against the Vikings. The Colts (1-2) had a bye last weekend. read more

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Packers Part Ways With Defensive Leader Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson, the Green Bay Packers’ veteran defensive stalwart, was released by the team Friday, his agent, Carl Poston, told NFL.com.“It’s part of the business,” Poston said. “I just talked to him. He sounds like he has a lot of football left. He’d like to play for a contender, win another Super Bowl.”Woodson was set to make $9 million in 2013 and would’ve counted for $10 million against the Packers’ salary cap.He signed a five-year, $55-million deal before the 2010 season. He missed nine games last season because of a broken right collarbone, but played in two playoff games.“We had a good run,” Woodson told ESPN 540 in Wisconsin via text message.Woodson was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1998. He spent the first eight years of his career with the Oakland Raiders, who drafted him out of Michigan with the No. 4 overall pick.He’s the only player in NFL history with touchdowns off interceptions in six straight seasons, a feat he pulled off from 2006-11, and leads the league with nine touchdowns off interceptions since 2006.Woodson, 36, was productive for the Packers, but they have some tough decisions to make this offseason to manage the salary cap. Despite his age and recent injury, Woodson likely will be an in-demand free agent. He was injured last October, but bounced back in time to defend two passes in the playoffs.“Charles has been a stud in this league for 15 years, so whenever he’s on the field with us, he’s always a huge threat,” Packer linebacker A.J. Hawk said in January. “Not only is he a threat to make huge plays throughout the game, but quarterbacks, I think they know where he’s at every single play. He seems to know what receivers are running before they do. And I think he has an intimidation factor as well.” read more

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Kenley Jansen Is The Model Of A Modern Reliever

Reymin GuduanHOU001+0.0 Tyler OlsonCLE204+0.3 Darren O’DayBAL1332+0.9 Justin NicolinoMIA002+0.0 Corey KnebelMIL4782+3.9 Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.0 Chad QuallsCOL210-0.0 Buddy BoshersMIN020-0.7 Felipe RiveroPIT3742+3.9 Craig KimbrelBOS3140+3.5 Kelvin HerreraKC2773+1.6 Jim JohnsonATL1993-0.6 Danny BarnesTOR893-2.1 Marc RzepczynskiSEA11412+0.2 Albert SuarezSF430-0.6 Cam BedrosianLAA1354+0.1 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Caleb SmithNYY110-0.2 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Wade DavisCHC3031+3.2 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Brett CecilSTL1543+0.7 Robby ScottBOS5212+0.1 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 Ryan GartonSEA/TB031-1.1 Jesse ChavezLAA121-0.6 Trevor HildenbergerMIN933+0.3 Mike MinorKC2874+1.8 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Peter MoylanKC1005+1.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA1021+0.8 Arodys VizcainoATL2882+1.1 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Hunter StricklandSF2661+1.5 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Erik GoeddelNYM121-0.6 Ricardo PintoPHI121-0.6 Joaquin BenoitPHI/PIT18110-1.5 Luis SantosTOR210-0.1 Doug Corbett198068103+6.3 Tony WatsonLAD/PIT2396-0.0 Kyle McGrathSD100+0.1 Koda GloverWAS822+0.4 Vance WorleyMIA010-0.4 Francisco LirianoHOU221-0.4 Josh RavinLAD110-0.2 Jumbo DiazTB653-0.9 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Chris BeckCHW022-0.7 Aroldis ChapmanNYY1943+1.5 Andrew ChafinARI587-2.2 Mychal GivensBAL1834+1.7 Jose AlvaradoTB943-0.1 Warwick SaupoldDET113-0.2 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Daniel HudsonPIT864-1.1 Juan NicasioPHI/PIT2288+0.2 Troy Percival19964731+6.5 Tony ZychSEA853-0.6 J. 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MinterATL110-0.2 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Santiago CasillaOAK1783-0.4 Alex ColomeTB3866+3.5 Brad BoxbergerTB443-0.9 Jake DiekmanTEX601+0.9 Tyler DuffeyMIN1143+0.2 Josh OsichSF426-0.2 Michael LorenzenCIN2672+1.2 Liam HendriksOAK1261-0.4 Kenley Jansen20174401+6.3 Lucas HarrellTOR001+0.0 Brad ZieglerMIA1233+0.6 Andrew RomineDET001+0.0 Brian EllingtonMIA530-0.4 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Raisel IglesiasCIN3122+3.8 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Hector NerisPHI3174+1.9 Jake JunisKC200+0.3 Corey Knebel gets the golden eggFinal goose egg stats for 2017 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 Ron Perranoski196979139+6.6 Archie BradleyARI3148+3.2 Pedro BaezLAD1478-0.6 Edwin DiazSEA4074+3.4 Sammy SolisWAS422-0.2 Steven OkertSF7412-0.5 Felix PenaCHC100+0.1 Ross StriplingLAD1091-2.0 Jerry BlevinsNYM18513+0.7 Hector VelazquezBOS500+0.8 Tony CingraniCIN/LAD724+0.3 Joe BiaginiTOR932+0.3 Cody AllenCLE2985+1.8 Dominic LeoneTOR946-0.1 Jen-Ho TsengCHC300+0.4 Richard BleierBAL422-0.1 Addison ReedBOS/NYM3567+3.0 Sources: Retrosheet, The Baseball GAUGE Wade LeBlancPIT232-0.8 Bryan ShawCLE2985+1.8 Jake BarrettARI203+0.3 Jeurys FamiliaNYM822+0.4 Fernando AbadBOS511+0.4 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Joe KellyBOS1245+0.5 Joe BlantonWAS430-0.5 Fernando SalasLAA/NYM864-1.1 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 Jason GrilliTEX/TOR443-0.8 Ricardo RodriguezTEX221-0.4 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Shae SimmonsSEA020-0.7 Jamie CallahanNYM201+0.3 Blake ParkerLAA2352+1.6 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Jose LeclercTEX733+0.0 Carlos RamirezTOR700+1.1 Phil MatonSD732-0.1 Edubray RamosPHI9111-2.8 Mike DunnCOL1503+2.4 David PhelpsMIA/SEA1694-1.1 Austin MaddoxBOS200+0.3 Oliver PerezWAS615+0.5 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Chasen ShreveNYY623+0.2 Jose RamirezATL2066+0.7 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Dillon GeeMIN100+0.2 Daniel StumpfDET245-1.2 Ryan DullOAK634-0.2 Sergio RomoLAD/TB630-0.2 Tyler AndersonCOL100+0.2 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Chris RowleyTOR310+0.1 Bud NorrisLAA1871+0.1 Matthew BowmanSTL1977+0.1 Greg HollandCOL2762+2.1 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 Willie Hernandez19846577+6.4 Jackson StephensCIN100+0.1 Joely RodriguezPHI524-0.0 Brad HandSD3866+3.2 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Alex ClaudioTEX2648+2.6 Adam MorganPHI910+0.9 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Kenley JansenLAD4401+6.3 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 David RobertsonCHW/NYY2862+2.1 T. J. McFarlandARI622+0.2 Jose TorresSD552-1.2 Ryan BuchterKC/SD1564-0.1 Eduardo ParedesLAA210-0.1 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Seung-hwan OhSTL2256+1.3 Brandon KintzlerMIN/WAS3464+2.9 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Dustin McGowanMIA412+0.2 Jorge De La RosaARI1251-0.0 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Rich Gossage197582118+6.7 Zach DukeSTL112-0.2 Jacob BarnesMIL2694+0.5 Danny FarquharCHW/TB1442+0.6 Rex BrothersATL331-0.7 Doug FisterBOS420-0.1 George KontosPIT/SF1283-1.3 Blake WoodCIN432-0.5 Pat NeshekCOL/PHI2848+2.8 Andrew MillerCLE3353+3.5 Carson SmithBOS200+0.3 Dovydas NeverauskasPIT530-0.4 Enny RomeroWAS1446+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSTL441-0.9 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Daniel CoulombeOAK456-1.3 Matt BelisleMIN2263+1.1 Matt DermodyTOR302+0.5 Jimmy YacabonisBAL300+0.5 Jacob RhameNYM210-0.1 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Chris DevenskiHOU26106+0.1 Kirby YatesLAA/SD1462-0.2 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Scott ObergCOL725+0.4 Tom KoehlerTOR312+0.1 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 Buddy BaumannSD311+0.1 Matt GraceWAS212-0.1 Brad BrachBAL3182+1.9 Sam DysonSF/TEX27112-0.1 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Chris O’GradyMIA101+0.1 Brandon MorrowLAD1242+0.2 Dan OteroCLE200+0.3 Steve CishekSEA/TB1024+0.8 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Roberto OsunaTOR31101+1.1 Scott AlexanderKC844-0.2 Juan MinayaCHW1013+1.1 Trevor CahillKC200+0.3 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Bruce RondonDET430-0.5 Chris RusinCOL1344+0.6 Dan WinklerATL111-0.2 Wandy PeraltaCIN1544+0.7 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Yovani GallardoSEA100+0.2 Tyler ClippardCHW/HOU10117-2.5 Jordan LylesCOL210-0.0 Domingo GermanNYY020-0.7 Javy GuerraMIA112-0.2 Andrew KittredgeTB210-0.1 Jarlin GarciaMIA517+0.3 Josh SmithOAK210-0.1 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Blaine BoyerBOS611+0.6 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Sam FreemanATL1226+1.0 Mariano Rivera19965462+6.6 Victor AranoPHI210-0.1 Austin PruittTB420-0.1 Shane GreeneDET2045+1.6 Zach BrittonBAL1820+2.1 Tony BarnetteTEX731+0.0 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 Austin BriceCIN400+0.6 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Kevin QuackenbushSD120-0.6 Odrisamer DespaigneMIA100+0.1 Kevin SiegristPHI/STL813+0.8 John BrebbiaSTL313+0.1 Justin WilsonCHC/DET2463+1.4 Jared HughesMIL1042-0.0 Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Al AlburquerqueCHW/KC121-0.6 Junichi TazawaMIA1470-0.6 Craig StammenSD1023+0.7 Neftali FelizKC/MIL1060-0.7 Paul SewaldNYM1283-1.3 Kyle CrickSF100+0.1 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Blake TreinenOAK/WAS22103-0.4 Hansel RoblesNYM952-0.6 Yusmeiro PetitLAA2342+2.0 Luis GarciaPHI1664+0.1 Trevor RosenthalSTL2581+0.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 Donnie HartBAL423-0.1 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Matt CainSF100+0.1 Ted Abernathy196751314+6.2 Zach McAllisterCLE121-0.6 Gabriel MoyaMIN100+0.2 Josh EdginNYM525-0.0 Dillon MaplesCHC100+0.1 Carl EdwardsCHC2283+0.1 Aaron BummerCHW456-1.2 Tyler ChatwoodCOL110-0.2 Heath HembreeBOS1056-0.2 Simon CastroOAK221-0.4 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS621+0.1 Sam MollOAK011-0.4 Chad GreenNYY322-0.3 Ryan PresslyMIN532-0.3 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Emilio PaganSEA342-1.0 Tony SippHOU111-0.2 Ryan SherriffSTL221-0.5 Pedro StropCHC1935+1.6 Drew SteckenriderMIA1111+1.2 Brian DuensingCHC631-0.3 Sparky Lyle197766813+6.1 Dan AltavillaSEA431-0.5 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 Sean DoolittleOAK/WAS2437+2.4 Jake PetrickaCHW223-0.4 Josh SmokerNYM823+0.4 Brock StewartLAD201+0.3 Miguel CastroBAL912+1.0 Tim MayzaTOR001+0.0 Mike BolsingerTOR310+0.1 Blaine HardyDET131-1.0 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Brandon WorkmanBOS722+0.4 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 David PriceBOS101+0.2 Taylor RogersMIN1876+0.2 Christian BergmanSEA010-0.4 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 Dan JenningsCHW/TB259-1.5 Carlos TorresMIL643-0.6 Dan RunzlerPIT001+0.0 Aaron LoupTOR5312-0.3 Craig BreslowCLE/MIN012-0.4 AJ RamosMIA/NYM2244+1.6 Austin Bibens-DirkxTEX001+0.0 David HernandezARI/LAA1515+1.9 Brad GoldbergCHW001+0.0 Ryan MadsonOAK/WAS2441+2.1 After a year of searching, we didn’t our find our new Goose Gossage. But we did get a glimpse of what one might look like in baseball’s just-concluded postseason.This spring, we introduced a new pitching statistic called the goose egg — named in honor of Gossage, the Hall-of-Fame reliever, who had a record 82 goose eggs in 1975. Essentially, a pitcher gets a goose egg for every clutch, scoreless relief inning (see the original article for a more formal definition). Goose eggs have a substantially better correlation with relievers’ win probability added than saves do, especially if paired with their companion statistic, the broken egg.This year’s major leader in goose eggs was the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who finished with 47 of them. The American League leader was the Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Diaz, who had 40. You can find a complete rundown of this year’s final goose stats in the table below. (A “broken egg” is essentially the blown save of goose stats, and a “meh” is any situation which doesn’t result in either a goose egg or a broken egg.) Carlos EstevezCOL300+0.5 Luke GregersonHOU1062-0.8 Troy ScribnerLAA001+0.0 Asher WojciechowskiCIN200+0.3 Chasen BradfordNYM301+0.4 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 A. J. ColeWAS100+0.1 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 However, from an efficiency standpoint, the best season came not from Knebel or Diaz but from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen, who finished with a perfect record of 44 goose eggs and no broken eggs. That’s the most-ever goose eggs without a broken egg. The Dodgers used Jansen smartly and lined up his 68.1 innings pitched to coincide with mostly high-leverage situations. He made 15 multi-inning appearances, entered with runners on base 12 times, and often pitched in tied games — all things that closers weren’t doing much of a few years ago. And Jansen generated 6.3 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) in the regular season, the 7th-highest total of all-time. Amir GarrettCIN110-0.2 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Adam OttavinoCOL1373-0.5 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Akeel MorrisATL001+0.0 Cory GearrinSF1232+0.6 Casey FienPHI/SEA320-0.3 Kevin McCarthyKC100+0.2 Mark MelanconSF1550+0.3 Kyle BarracloughMIA2261+0.9 Mike ClevingerCLE010-0.4 Jeff BeliveauTOR111-0.2 Tyler GlasnowPIT010-0.4 Chris HatcherLAD/OAK963-0.9 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Adam KolarekTB021-0.7 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 J. J. HooverARI633-0.2 Fernando RodneyARI3345+3.5 Joakim SoriaKC2982+1.6 Casey LawrenceSEA/TOR020-0.7 Mike MontgomeryCHC1422+1.3 Ken GilesHOU2453+1.7 Kevin ShackelfordCIN120-0.6 Mark LeiterPHI010-0.4 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Jimmie SherfyARI100+0.2 Tim AdlemanCIN021-0.7 Alan BusenitzMIN302+0.5 Adam WarrenNYY1041+0.1 SOURCE: SEAMHEADS.COM A. J. SchugelPIT201+0.3 Jeremy JeffressMIL/TEX251-1.5 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 Boone LoganCLE104+0.2 Joe JimenezDET020-0.7 Josh HaderMIL1245+0.3 Ben HellerNYY101+0.2 Alex WilsonDET1377-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY611+0.6 Dellin BetancesNYY2482+0.9 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Greg InfanteCHW327-0.3 Hoby MilnerPHI115-0.2 Jake McGeeCOL1552+0.6 Jansen’s also the exception that proves the rule, however; it’s hard to provide all that much value when you pitch only 70 innings or so, which is about how much the best relievers pitch nowadays. After Jansen, the next most-valuable season came from Knebel, who finished with 3.9 GWAR — which ranks just 200th among relief pitching seasons all-time.If you want a model for a more Gossage-like usage pattern, you need to look no further than … how Jansen was used in the postseason. Jansen appeared in 13 of the Dodgers’ 15 playoff games and threw 16.2 innings. Extrapolated out to a full, 162-game regular season, that would work out to a Mike Marshall-like total of 180 relief innings.Jansen didn’t keep his perfect streak alive in the playoffs. Instead, he allowed 2 broken eggs to go with 6 goose eggs. He was also used in some situations that we wouldn’t recommend — for instance, to close out an 11-1 lead against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Still, his postseason goose egg pace would extrapolate to 65 goose eggs over a 162-game regular season.What I’m really advocating for is a hybrid between how pitchers like Jansen are currently used in the regular season and the entirely different way that they’re used in the postseason. The extra off-days the playoffs provide help to enable more creative usage patterns that might not be viable in the regular season. And even with those extra rest days, Jansen may have been overused in not-very-clutch situations in the NLCS and NLDS; perhaps as a result, he was not especially sharp in the World Series. At the same time, he went from throwing 4.7 percent of the Dodgers’ regular season innings to 12.3 percent of their postseason innings — almost a threefold increase. Surely there’s a happy median somewhere in between?But congratulations to Jansen and Knebel, and we’ll resume our hunt for goose eggs next year. In the meantime, you can download detailed data on goose eggs and broken eggs for all pitchers since 1930 here. read more

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McAllister remains undefeated behind Clippers 52 victory

Columbus Clippers pitcher Zach McAllister came out with an undefeated record on the mound. As of Monday night, that still has not changed after Columbus defeated the Charlotte Knights, 5-2. McAllister faced 27 batters in the seven innings he pitched, giving up just five hits, two runs. He threw 102 pitches, an impressive 71 of them strikes. “It’s one thing where I got into a little groove and was able to carry it,” McAllister said. “I think that’s kind of big for me, having that good feeling on the mound and taking advantage of it when I can.” McAllister is now 6-0 on the season. McAllister was drafted in 2006 out of Illinois Valley Central High School by the New York Yankees. The Cleveland Indians acquired McAllister in August 2010. The learning curve has been a little harder for him coming straight out of high school, but he has handled it with grace. “I had some success early in my career at the lower levels, then this past year was a little rough for me, statistics-wise,” McAllister said. “I think that one of the best things to happen to me was to grow from the struggle.” The 6’6″ right-hander impresses his colleagues. “He keeps making strides each outing,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “His slider was really good, he did a good job of getting us off the field quick, and those are good nights when you are a pitcher.” Columbus jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. First baseman Travis Buck’s RBI single brought in center fielder Ezequiel Carrera, giving the Clippers a 1-0 lead. Columbus put another on the board when designated hitter Cord Phelps’ sacrifice fly brought in shortstop Jason Donald. A Buck pop-out put Columbus up 3-0 in the third inning, shortly followed by Donald’s solo shot in the fifth, making it 4-0. Charlotte cut the score to 4-1 in the sixth inning when shortstop Eduardo Escobar’s double brought in second baseman Gookie Dawkins. Center fielder Jordan Danks put the only damper on the night for McAllister when he crunched a solo homerun in the seventh inning, making it 4-2. McAllister was still not be phased, as he ended the inning striking out Escobar. Columbus put their final run on the board in the eighth inning, making it 5-3. McAllister is already looking forward to improving more. “I just got to go out and take every day like it’s your last one out here,” he said. “Today was a great day for me, and I am happy, but the next one is the one that matters for me.” Columbus is now 24-7 on the year. Charlotte dropped to 12-18. They will continue their four-game-series against Charlotte tomorrow night at Huntington Park at 6:35 p.m. read more

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2018 Big Ten Preview Nebraska Cornhuskers

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska 2017 Record: 4-8 (3-6 Big Ten) Head Coach: Scott Frost 2018 Record: 0-3 (0-1 Big Ten) All time record vs. OSU: 1-5 What happened thus far in 2018:After the first game of the season against Akron was cancelled due to an ongoing rain delay, the first game of the Scott Frost-era at Nebraska was against Colorado, an old Big 12 rival. Nebraska kept pace in the first half in a back-and-forth affair, leading 21-17. However, a second half filled with turnovers helped push the Buffaloes to the 33-28 win. The Cornhuskers continued their poor performance in Week 2, falling to Troy at home 24-19. In Week 3, Nebraska suffered its worst loss of the season, losing 56-10 to Michigan, largely due to inconsistent quarterback play and crucial turnovers. Impact Player:Wide receiver Stanley Morgan appears to be emerging as a solid pass catcher for Frost. He has been the lone bright spot in an otherwise struggling Nebraska offense, tying wide receiver J.D. Spielman for the team lead with 13 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown. Strengths:Despite the rough start to the season, Nebraska’s offense is beginning to improve under Frost’s new spread system. With Morgan and Spielman in the receiving game, Nebraska quarterbacks have completed 63.8 percent of their passes. If the Cornhuskers can get consistent quarterback play from sophomore Andrew Bunch and freshman Adrian Martinez, then they might have a chance to improve throughout the rest of Big Ten play. Weaknesses:A lot of things have gone wrong for the Cornhuskers this season. First, they were held to just 61 total yards of offense through three quarters against Michigan. Nebraska did not score a touchdown until the fourth quarter and were held to 132 yards by the end of the game. Second, the defense has struggled, surrendering 300 passing yards in each game. They also have struggled to stop the run, allowing 200 yards rushing against Troy and Michigan. This is a young team under Frost and they will look to improve and start making progress over the course of Big Ten play. In order to do this, they will have to have playmakers step up on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. read more

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Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as longlived qubits

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Some physicists today are investigating the possibility of using molecular magnets as information storage units in future quantum computers. Molecular magnets are molecules whose magnetic moments prefer to lie along a particular axis with respect to the molecular structure. They have electron spin structures that can be magnetically tuned to more than one state and, at low temperatures, can retain this state even in the absence of a magnetic field, potentially allowing them to store information. More information: C.J. Wedge, et al. “Chemical Engineering of Molecular Qubits.” PRL 108, 107204 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.107204 Chemical structure of a molecular magnet. Image credit: C.J. Wedge, et al. ©2012 American Physical Society Copyright 2012 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Researchers engineer molecular magnets to act as long-lived qubits (2012, March 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-molecular-magnets-long-lived-qubits.html 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. Breakthrough in quantum computing: Resisting ‘quantum bug’ Now a team of researchers from the UK have demonstrated that the phase of quantum mechanical superpositions between the magnetic states can last for more than 15 microseconds, allowing their spin states to be repeatedly switched before they lose their information through decoherence. This finding adds to the evidence that molecular magnets may be useful as qubits, the components of a quantum computer.The researchers, C.J. Wedge, et al., from the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester, have published their study on how to chemically engineer molecular qubits to increase their phase memory times in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters. Previously, the researchers achieved a phase memory time of 3.8 microseconds, and studies of other molecular magnet systems have yielded times on the 1 microsecond time scale.  “Phase memory time and coherence time are very similar concepts,” coauthor Arzhang Ardavan of the University of Oxford told PhysOrg.com. “[Long phase memory time] means that it is possible to manipulate the qubit many times before the quantum information is lost. That is the greatest significance, but we were also pleased that it was possible to control the molecular structures precisely so as to determine the various decoherence mechanisms and to reduce them as far as we were able.”In their study, the researchers focused on Cr7Ni molecular magnets, which they had previously shown to have  coherence times that greatly exceed the 10 nanoseconds needed for single-qubit manipulations. Here, they have taken the next steps and investigated the specific sources of the molecular magnet’s decoherence (nuclear spin diffusion and spectral diffusion), as well as how to optimize the structures to delay decoherence as long as possible.To do this, the researchers compared different Cr7Ni structures by changing two key components, certain cations and ligands. They specifically investigated how well the different structures retained their spin states at low temperatures, as measured by the structures’ phase-coherence relaxation time. The researchers found that optimally engineered Cr7Ni molecular magnets can have phase memory times exceeding 15 microseconds, which is several orders of magnitude higher than the time required for single-qubit manipulations, and significantly longer than previous demonstrations.The researchers predict that the results will lead to the ability to manipulate quantum states within molecular magnet clusters. They plan to further investigate ways to manipulate molecular magnets in the future.“We will examine various possibilities,” Ardavan said. “Our collaborators who work on the chemistry of these molecules are able to synthesize structures incorporating several coupled molecular magnets. We will work on simple multi-qubit algorithms using these kinds of molecules. “Recently, it was proposed theoretically that electric fields could be used to manipulate the magnetic states of molecular magnets,” he added. “We are examining these possibilities experimentally.”last_img read more

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Hills to soon get slew of new tourist spots says Goutam Deb

first_imgDarjeeling: Darjeeling is all set to get a number of new tourist spots along with the revamping of existing tourist facilities. The new tourist facilities, including a location for destination weddings, is also being developed by the state Tourism department.State Tourism minister Goutam Deb, while on a two day tour of the Darjeeling Hills, stated that a number of key tourism projects are on the anvil. A high-end property will be developed by the Tourism department at Dhotoreah below Rongbul. “It is an abandoned tea garden land. We will reclaim around 25 acres for this project. It is a beautiful flat land which offers a 360 degree view. We will have high-end cottages, a multi-purpose hall where destination weddings can be held, a walk trail and a helipad. We will renovate the 5km long access road to this property,” said Deb. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Darjeeling Tourist Lodge is also being revamped, at a cost of around Rs 25 crore. “6 architects have been shortlisted from 14. They will be redesigning the tourist lodge. They are scheduled to hand in the drawings soon. Tenders will be called once the drawings are finalised,” said the minister. The revamped tourist lodge will boast of a state-of-the-art lobby, rooftop restaurant, bar, a landscaped lawn and more than 40 rooms. The Kurseong Tourist Lodge will also be revamped, with expansion of the property also on the cards. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”There is a property below the Kurseong Tourist Lodge, which can be used to expand the existing building. We will renovate the rooms, include a modular kitchen, renovate the restaurant, add a deck and landscape the surrounding areas,” Deb said. The 140 year old Botanical garden in Darjeeling is all set to get a major facelift as well. After visiting the garden on Friday morning, the minister stated: “The garden is of immense importance to students, researchers and tourists from all over the world. It has thousands of species of plants, especially of Himalayan origin. The Tourism department and the Forest department will be working together to give it a facelift. A DPR is being prepared.” The roads and drains inside the sprawling garden will all be revamped, along with the green house. A new tourist destination point will come up on an acre of land adjoining the garden. In Kalimpong, Hill Top and Morgan House will be revamped, along with a new property that will be built in Delo. In Tiger Hill, Tonglu and Phalut, trekker huts will be built. “These will be tent-type accommodations with semi permanent light construction. At each destination, the cost of construction will be around Rs 8 crore. We are also rebuilding the old British bungalow at Tiger Hill that was torched during the 1986 agitation,” said Deb. New properties are also coming up at Mongpu, Jhalong and Chalsa.last_img read more

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Rep Johnson welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

first_img Categories: Steven Johnson News,Steven Johnson Photos PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Johnson (right) welcomed Pastor Randy Hekman (center) to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Hekman is a former Kent County Judge and is currently the Executive Director of The Grand Awakening, a coalition praying for revival in West Michigan. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard. 16May Rep. Johnson welcomes local pastor to lead House invocationlast_img read more

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