Alone on an Arctic ice floe, with a hovercraft
Somewhere in the Arctic Ocean, two Norwegian scientists are adrift on an ice floe, equipped with a year’s worth of food and fuel—and one research hovercraft named SABVABAA (Inuit for “flows swiftly over it”). University of Bergen/Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center professor emeritus Yngve Kristoffersen, 72, and crew member Audun Tholfsen established ice drift station FRAM-2014/15 on the 1.1-meter-thick floe on 30 August, when it was 280 kilometers from the North Pole. Over the next few months, they will drift northward along the submarine Lomonosov Ridge, taking sediment cores to learn about the polar environment more than 60 million years ago. It’s the hovercraft that makes the setup truly unique: Using SABVABAA, the researchers can travel up to 100 kilometers from their floating base, assessing ice properties, currents, and water temperatures. The hovercraft—the brainchild of Kristoffersen and physicist John Hall, 74, of the Geological Survey of Israel—also makes it possible to conduct a year-round study, Hall says. The ridge is covered by thick multiyear ice, forbidding to icebreakers, but SABVABAA (pictured) “allows you to have boots on the ground.” (There’s a video of the hovercraft in action here.)
Unbeaten Ateneo streaks to 5th win, La Salle dumps San Beda
LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FILE PHOTO – The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Mark Espejo and Manuel Sumanguid celebrate for bagging the championship after beating the NU Bulldogs for the UAAP 79th season Men’s Volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Yesterday. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN)Ateneo continued its dominance in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference turning back University of the Philippines in straight sets, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles improved to a league-best 5-0 while the Fighting Maroons languish at the seventh spot with a paltry 1-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player MOST READ Gian Glorioso put up a game-high 13 points to pace the Blue Eagles while Marck Espejo added 12.Ateneo practically put up a wall in front of the Maroons tallying up 14 scoring blocks and allowing just 23 UP spikes.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 shutoutIn the other game, De La Salle tripped San Beda in four sets, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 32-30.The Green Spikers are now at 3-2 while the Red Spikers are at 1-3. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Earl Gonzales had 16 points to lead La Salle while Jomaru Amagan and Mark Enciso combined for 21 points. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Deyto rescues Global with key saves in stunning triumph over Geylang
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Young Gensan netter leads Palawan Pawnshop tennis tourney field Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Global Cebu leaned on goalkeeper Patrick Deyto’s heroics to stun Singaporean side Geylang, 3-2, on penalties on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the Singapore Cup at Jalan Besar Stadium.After regulation and extra time ended in a 4-4 stalemate, Deyto made two excellent saves in the shootout to help the Philippines Football League side reach the quarterfinal round slated in August.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Daryl Roberts produced a hat trick for Global, before assisting on OJ Clarino’s goal that gave Global a 4-2 lead with 16 minutes remaining.But the Cebuanos once again conceded twice late in the match with Gabriel Quak converting from the spot after Faritz Hameed was fouled by Roberts in the box, before Ricardo Sendra slotted home from close-range in stoppage time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the shootout, Deyto, whose form has been scrutinized lately, sparkled by stopping spot kicks from Faritz and Sendra.“There were chances for both sides to score in extra time and nobody could, so it was only fair that the match was decided on penalties,” said Global’s Singaporean coach Akbar Nawas. MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Meanwhile, Ceres-Negros absorbed a stunning 0-1 loss to Hougang United last Tuesday night, sending the Busmen crashing out of contention.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
UFC 235: Kamaru Usman wins welterweight belt, Ben Askren chokes out Robbie Lawler in debut
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ben Askren, Woodley’s close friend and training partner, survived an opening-minute beating and rallied to choke out Robbie Lawler midway through the first round of his own UFC debut.Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones took on Anthony Smith in the main event of the pay-per-view card at T-Mobile Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 31-year-old Usman, a Nigerian-born Texan and former NCAA Division II wrestler, broke into the UFC in 2015 on its long-running competition reality show. He won his first eight UFC bouts and battered ex-champ Rafael Dos Anjos last November to earn his shot at Woodley’s belt.“Can’t nobody handle me,” Usman said. “I’ve been wanting this fight, and I’ll be honest, I might not be the best striker in the world. I might not be the best wrestler in the world. But when it comes to mixing this (stuff) up, I’m the best in the world right now.” “I was bleeding all over the place, so I just squeezed as hard as I could. Everyone is upset with Herb, but he came in and checked on Robbie (in the clinch), and Robbie gave him (no response). As a veteran, that’s on Robbie. That’s not on Herb or me.”The outspoken Askren (19-0), a former U.S. Olympic wrestler, joined the UFC late last year after a decade fighting in other promotions and sparring with UFC President Dana White on social media. The UFC surprisingly added him to its roster last year, trading former flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson to the One Championship promotion.“Dana, is that the best you’ve got? Bring it, baby,” Askren said after beating Lawler.Lawler, the former welterweight champion and crowd-pleasing brawler, was fighting for the first time since December 2017 after tearing a knee ligament in his loss to Dos Anjos.Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt took his third straight loss in the PPV opener, getting stopped by Pedro Munhoz in the final seconds of the first round after their fight turned into an all-out brawl.Earlier, Brazilian light heavyweight Johnny Walker injured his shoulder while doing a celebratory Worm after stopping Misha Cirkunov with a spectacular flying knee in the opening minute.Diego Sanchez, the 37-year-old champion of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” earned his second straight victory with a second-round stoppage of Mickey Gall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc NU stops Adamson’s run, Ateneo halts skid at UE’s expense PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Read Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Kamaru Usman, right, kicks Tyron Woodley during a welterweight mixed martial arts title fight at UFC 235, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title Saturday night, dominating Tyron Woodley for a one-sided unanimous decision victory at UFC 235.Woodley (19-4-1) had been the UFC’s 170-pound champ since July 2016 and defended the belt four times, but Usman (15-1) got off to a quick start and never let up in his first career title shot. Usman celebrated in the cage with his daughter before his hand was raised in victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After a close opening round, Usman dominated the second with top control on Woodley, who couldn’t escape or avoid Usman’s elbows. Usman peppered Woodley with body shots in the first three rounds, and he appeared to be close to finishing Woodley in the fourth with punches.Usman won 50-44 on two cards and 50-45 on the third.The 34-year-old Askren’s UFC debut and unbeaten record almost ended abruptly when Lawler picked him up, slammed him down on his head and battered him with punches that left Askren badly bloodied.“It took me a little while to get my bearings after the slam,” Askren said. “I was mostly surprised at how quickly he got me up and down.”Askren survived and eventually gained position on Lawler with a bulldog choke. Lawler was furious when referee Herb Dean stopped the bout, insisting he was fine in the choke. Some cageside observers thought Lawler was unconscious, but he sprung out of the stoppage.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments
ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli played an awesome innings under pressure, says Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi was rattled after India crushed Pakistan at the Eden Gardens but he was gracious in defeat and congratulated MS Dhoni’s team on a well-deserved victory in their ICC World Twenty20 tie on Saturday. (Scorecard)Pakisan were put in to bat on a raging turner and they managed 118/5 off 18 overs (after the match had been reduced by two overs, thanks to rain). Many felt it would be a challenging chase, but Pakistan were blown away by Virat Kohli’s brilliance, who smashed his 14th fifty to see India home with plenty to spare at the end. (‘Hurt’ Virat Kohli wanted to keep calm and thrash Pakistan) Afridi, who had endeared himself to Indian fans earlier, said India deserved to to be congratulated for a great bowling performance and lauded Kohli’s class. The Pakistan skipper said he was surprised by the turn on offer at the Eden Gardens and added that he would have played an extra spinner had he known it would turn so sharply. (11 on 11: India beat Pakistan at Eden Gardens, 11 World Cup matches, 11 wins)Pakistan had outclassed Bangladesh in a high-scoring match at the same venue and they were consequently startled by the drastic change in conditions. But Afridi did not want to offer any excuses.”First of all, I want to congratulate Dhoni and his team for playing well,” Afridi said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”I did not expect the pitch to spin so much, but that’s no excuse. I think we didn’t score enough runs. We were short by 30-35 runs. Their spinners bowled well. I think we didn’t bowl in the right areas and I didn’t bowl well. Kohli played an awesome innings under pressure. (Heroes and Zeros: India let Pakistan know who is the boss) advertisementSunil Gavaskar, Steve Waugh and Sourav Ganguly had said India would be under more pressure than Pakistan in Kolkata. Having lost against New Zealand, India needed to beat Pakistan to stay in contention for the semifinals. A slip-up here could have been the end of their campaign on home-soil. But India showed their resolve by bouncing back in style in a high-profile clash.Afridi said his team should take a leaf out of India’s book on how to handle pressure.”India play very well under pressure. Their batsmen play well under pressure and our batsmen have to learn from them in that aspect. We are playing Australia and New Zealand next, so we’ve got to play very well. This game is done, we need to quickly focus on the next game.”India next play Bangladesh in Bangalore on Wednesday before taking on Australia in Mohali next Sunday. India need to win both these games in order to qualify for the semis. Dhoni’s Devils could be unstoppable now that they have overcome their greatest rivals in such style.
Sports Wrap: Cristiano Ronaldo floors Chris Gayle, Amit Mishra in awe of Virat Kohli and more
Ronaldo the greatest, says Gayle after Portugal lift Euro 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to their first European Championship win when his team clinched a 1-0 win over France on Monday. Euro 2016: Losing to Cristiano Ronaldo again sucks, says Antoine GriezmannAntoine Griezmann missed a penalty for Atletico Madrid in the ChampionsLeague final in May which saw his team lose to Cristiano Ronaldo’s RealMadrid. Euro 2016: Portugal’s ugly duckling becomes beautifulPortugal coach Fernando Santos heaped praise on Eder, who scored the winner against France in the Euro 2016 final on Monday. There are no boundaries with Kohli: Mishra Virat Kohli has created a positive environment in the dressing room, said Amit Mishra.Tearful Andy Murray simply relieved to end losing grand slam runAndy Murray’s 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(2) victory over Milos Raonic ended a barren stretch that had included coming off second best in this year’s Australian and French Open finals to his nemesis-in-chief, Novak Djokovic.
With Kawhi out West, Bucks and Sixers fancied in East
Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple of wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple of bounces from doing it a round earlier.Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect That left the NBA champions weakened and the Bucks and 76ers looking like the favorites to represent the East in the NBA Finals—where perhaps they’d have to deal with Leonard again.The Bucks appeared headed there in 2018-19, right up until midway through the East finals. Milwaukee had the league’s best record at 60-22, with Antetokounmpo eventually winning MVP and Mike Budenholzer the coach of the year. But the Bucks couldn’t get another victory after taking a 2-0 lead over the Raptors, who won the next four games to reach the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Bucks think they addressed some of their weaknesses and are ready to take another run at it.“I think everybody on this team wants to show that last year wasn’t just, you know, a year by accident that we just won 60 games,” Antetokounmpo said. “I think we had a great team. We got better, but obviously there’s going to be a lot of teams that expect us. They know us now and they’re going to play hard.” MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ It took Leonard’s shot that bounced on the rim four times before falling in at the buzzer in Game 7 to knock out Philadelphia in the second round. The 76ers come back with Al Horford and Josh Richardson but without Jimmy Butler or JJ Redick, hoping they’ve given coach Brett Brown the right mix around All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.“We know what the expectations are and we embrace it. It’s not just Brett, it’s all of us,” general manager Elton Brand said. “We’re in that position now where just getting to the first round, getting to the second round, those expectations are gone. We’re expected to win big and we embrace it.”Leonard went to the Los Angeles Clippers, but the Raptors still have Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam in their frontcourt that finally slowed down Antetokounmpo. He knows there will be many more teams gearing up to do the same starting next week.“We’ve just got to be ready,” he said. “They’re not going to give us nothing. We’ve got to go out there and take everything that we want and we’ve got to earn everything that we’ve got to earn this year.” —APADVERTISEMENT Relievers take spotlight in Game 6 as aces readied for decider View comments
Kolkata-born research scientist wins UK’s popular baking show
By Aditi Khanna London, Oct 31 (PTI) An Indian research scientist born in Kolkata has been crowned the winner of a popular baking show on British television after winning over the judges with his intricately-designed cakes and pastries.Rahul Mandal was announced as the winner of Channel 4’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ on Tuesday night after impressing the judges with his East meets West style of baking.”I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. I just feel I need to talk with my mum,” he said as the winning name was revealed.The 30-year-old from Rotherham in northern England battled with disasters during the show’s finale when his icing bag exploded during a doughnut challenge.Soon after, his mixing bowl smashed while he was creating his rock garden, inspired by Victorian explorers bringing back exciting plants from around the world, for the “Edible Landscape” show-stopper challenge.Despite the accidents, the taste and complexity of Mandal’s baking saw him win over the judges as he beat fellow British Indian contestant Ruby Bhogal and Kim-Joy Hewlett in the grand finale of the long-running TV show.”He is one of those characters that you will miss when you are not with him. I don’t think he realises still how good he actually is and I think that’s what’s magic about Rahul,” said celebrity chef Paul Hollywood, one of the judges.Mandal, who grew up in Kolkata, started cooking and baking as a hobby only after he moved to the UK as a student.advertisement”I never baked when I was in India. My baking journey began in the UK about five years ago when I was feeling lonely, and needed to do something along with my studies,” he said.”At that time, it was limited to making bread and biscuits. The first cake I made was about two years ago, when my parents visited the UK for the first time,” he added.Each year, amateur baking enthusiasts compete to get a spot among 12 bake-off contestants and spend nine weeks in a large tent to compete in a series of elimination rounds.The winner is presented with a coveted cake stand trophy and the publicity from the show can result in a huge career boost for many of the contestants.”Cooking programmes always interested me. Even as a child, rather than watching sports, I enjoyed watching cookery shows. I started cooking and experimenting with food from the age of 15, however, proper everyday cooking started since I moved to UK,” Mandal said.”I like the simple classics, sometimes with a little twist in it. My colleagues love my Lemon drizzle cake and its cousins like Lemon and cardamom drizzle cake, or lemon and elderflower drizzle cake — they like them a lot,” he said.While baking is hobby, he sees a connect with his day job as a scientist as he believes meticulous planning and attention to detail come in handy for both.”If it is something big, I develop and design it over the week and then execute it over the weekend,” he said.The final three contestants in the 2018 series were evenly matched for this year’s finale, which attracted a lot of social media attention.Fans were divided over Mandal being given an additional 15 minutes after he smashed his mixing bowl while creating his showstopper but the majority were rooting for the shy and humble scientist-baker.The latest series proved a ratings success for Channel 4, which took over the show last year following its move from its original home on the BBC. PTI AK SCYSCYSCY
Samsung Galaxy A20 goes on sale today: Price, specs and how to buy in India
Samsung’s newest Galaxy A-series smartphone, the Galaxy A20, will go on sale in India for the first time today. The company announced the Galaxy A20 last week as an affordable mid-range smartphone that touts a Super AMOLED display, 3D glasstic design, ultra wide-angle camera and a large battery, among other things. The Galaxy A20 falls in between the Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A30 as far as pricing is concerned.The Galaxy A20 is priced at Rs 12,490 and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Samsung announced that the Galaxy A20 will be available starting April 8 on the Samsung e-Store, Samsung Opera House, leading e-commerce platforms and retail stores across the country. At the time of writing this story, the Galaxy A20 was yet to be listed on e-commerce stores or Samsung’s official website.In terms of specifications, the Galaxy A20 offers a lot of the same features as the Galaxy M20. It sports a 6.4-inch HD+ (1560×720) Infinity-V Super AMOLED display. Like most other Samsung phones in this segment this year, the Galaxy A20 gets a waterdrop notch to reduce bezels and offer an immersive display.The Galaxy A20 gets a 3D glasstic rear panel that is being offered in Red, Black and Blue colours. The rear panel sees a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera setup. The camera system includes a 13MP f/1.9 primary sensor and a 5MP f/2.2 sensor with ultra wide-angle lens. The waterdrop notch on the front houses an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.advertisementPowering the Galaxy A20 is a familiar 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7884 chipset, which is the same SoC inside the Galaxy A10. While the phone comes with 32GB of internal storage, you can expand it by up to 512GB via a microSD card. Notably, the Galaxy A20 ships with with Android Pie-based One UI, which means you get a new interface designed for easier one-handed use and Night Mode, among other things. The Galaxy A20 supports 15W fast charging over Type-C and houses a 4,000mAh battery.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A90 concept video and specs show up: Rotating 48MP camera, 6.7-inch display and more
Eclipse Stakes shortfall sees unknown Raymond Tusk get Sandown chance
Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share via Email Topics Quick guide Horse racing tips for Tuesday 3 July news Brighton 2.00 Monarch Maid 2.30 Global Wonder 3.00 Fitzsimmons 3.30 Roy Rocket 4.00 Matchmaking 4.30 Enzo 5.00 Jack Taylor Hamilton 2.15 Zebzardee 2.45 Alabanza 3.15 Agadeer 3.45 First Flight (nap) 4.15 Be Perfect 4.45 The Great Wall 5.15 Mocead Cappall Chepstow 6.15 Bustam 6.45 Pot Luck (nb) 7.15 Shaybani 7.45 Shovel It On 8.15 Final Rock 8.45 Happy Ending 9.15 Circling Moon Stratford 6.30 Hatcher 7.00 Cafe Au Lait 7.30 Pearls Legend 8.00March Is On 8.30 Compadre 9.00 This Lovely Lady Tips by Chris Cook Thank you for your feedback. Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Show Horse racing “Richard Hannon’s been very excited about him all spring,” said Tim Palin of Middleham Park Racing, a syndication company that owns the three-year-old. “He won very impressively on his debut at Newbury and he’s definitely a Group horse.“We hoped for a better result at Newmarket last time but we think the winner, Loxley, is also a Group horse and Richard retains every faith in ours. At 9.30am, we were planning to come out of the Eclipse but at 11.24am there were only four horses committed to the race, so we decided to give it a go. Then, of course, Aidan O’Brien has come in at the last minute with five more.“But we do really like this horse and he can run a solid enough race. It still might end up as a small field and there’s prize money down to sixth place. Barring accidents, we’ll take our chance anyway.“Our members love having a runner in a Group One and we haven’t had one for a couple of years. They’ll have a fantastic day out.”While Raymond Tusk is available at 66-1, Masar heads the betting at 11-8, the Derby winner having been added to the field on Monday at a cost of £50,000. Godolphin have another possible runner in Hawkbill, who won the Eclipse two years ago. Roaring Lion, who trailed Masar by two lengths at Epsom, is second favourite, while Richard Fahey will have a cut at the race with Forest Ranger.Saxon Warrior is the most intriguing of O’Brien’s five, though whether he could do himself justice only a week after running third in the Irish Derby must be open to doubt. The Ballydoyle trainer’s Happily seems his main contender, while he also has Cliffs Of Moher, Rostropovich and Yucatan as possible runners.Meanwhile, Harry Angel was shortened by a couple of firms for the July Cup in response to the news that the sprinter has been back in full work for the past three days. Clive Cox’s horse injured himself in the starting stalls at Royal Ascot but has recovered quickly and Cox still hopes he will be able to line up at Newmarket a week on Saturday. Support The Guardian Horse racing tips Urban Fox and William Haggas throw Aidan O’Brien off Curragh scent Share on Facebook A shortage of runners in Saturday’s Eclipse Stakes has tempted connections of an unknown colt into taking a shot at the Sandown contest. Raymond Tusk was last seen running second in a novice race and might need to improve by two stones to win an Eclipse but he has been working like a good horse and those close to him have hopes of getting some prize money. Hide Was this helpful? Sandown Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Reuse this content
Here Are The Four 6-Win Teams That Missed A Bowl Game
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Eighty-two teams reached bowl eligibility this season, winning at least six games to hit that benchmark. Unfortunately, there are only enough bowl berths for 78 of those programs.That means four squads in total will be left out in the cold come bowl season. We now know who those four teams are.Southern Miss was confirmed to be one of those teams a short time ago. Three others are joining the Golden Eagles at home.They are Louisiana-Monroe, Miami (Ohio) and Wyoming.82 bowl eligible teams for 78 bowl berths. Bowl eligible teams staying home: UL Monroe (6-6), Miami, Ohio (6-6), Wyoming (6-6), Southern Miss (6-5)— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 2, 2018As you can see, it was all mid-major programs getting left out. They run the biggest risk of being left behind.All 39 bowl bids will be announced by the end of today. The College Football Playoff was unveiled earlier this afternoon.Bowl season begins on Dec. 15.
Teekay Second Yamal LNG Icebreaker Delivered in Russia
Rudolph Samoylovich, the second ice-class LNG vessel provided by Teekay to the Yamal LNG project, was delivered to the charterer on September 6, 2018, in Sabetta, Russia.At the request of the charterer, the 172,000 cbm vessel was handed over almost three months earlier than anticipated, as explained by Teekay.The LNG icebreaker transited the Northern Sea Route after its delivery from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in South Korea at the end of August.Rudolph Samoylovich joins its sister vessel Eduard Toll as the second of six Arc-7 LNG carriers that Teekay will provide to Russian Yamal LNG project by 2020.The newbuilding, which has a length of 298 meters and a width of 45.8 meters, can now load cargo from the newly activated Yamal LNG train 2.Yamal LNG is constructing a 16.5 mmtpa natural gas liquefaction plant utilizing the hydrocarbon resources of the South-Tambeyskoye field on the Yamal peninsula located in the Arctic territory of the Russian Federation.Yamal LNG is owned and operated by a partnership comprised of Novatek, Total, CNPC and the Silk Road Fund. It aims to tap natural gas reserves totaling more than 4 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).
Making Child Care More Affordable for Families
remove child support payments from the income threshold, so single parents can access more subsidy ensure all eligible families can access subsidy regardless of employment status or access to education opportunities remove the 18-month application wait time for temporary residents so newcomers will be eligible to apply for subsidy upon arrival expand the subsidy so that it covers extended hours care for up to 18 hours in a single day now include all income and financial resources as a part of the income assessment for temporary residents More families across the province will get support to help them pay for child care with changes that come into effect July 1. Changes to the Nova Scotia Child Care Subsidy Program will mean more single parent families, newcomers and those who are unable to seek employment, can apply for funding to help pay for child care. “We are improving the program by removing restrictions that may have created barriers for some families to access child care,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “We are again, enhancing the child care subsidy program to support more families.” The changes will: Government enhanced the program in 2016 and 2018. In 2018, the changes made child care more affordable for about 1,600 more eligible children by increasing the income threshold for families who make between $25,000 to $70,000 and making subsidy available to families accessing part-day programs. Families who now receive the child care subsidy will be notified about the program changes by their regulated child care provider. People who are interested in learning more about the subsidy program, including how to apply and eligibility criteria, can find out more at http://www.ednet.ns.ca , or by calling toll-free 1-844-804-2084 .
Violencehit Bhatpara wakes up to uncanny silence
Kolkata: Violence-hit Bhatpara in West Bengall’s North 24 Parganas district on Sunday wore a deserted look as very few people stepped out amidst prohibitory orders in the area. Shops remained closed as an atmosphere of panic and apprehension prevailed in the area under the Barrackpore industrial belt, three days after clashes that claimed two lives and left at least four people injured. Kankinara market, which otherwise bustles with buyers on Sunday mornings, remained empty with very few people moving out of their houses. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga “We are unable to run our business normally due to the disturbance in the area. For the last 35 days, we could hardly open our shops as miscreants are hurling bombs every now and then,” a local businessman said. A number of police pickets have been set up at important crossings near Ghoshpara and Kalyani highway to prevent outsiders from entering the area. Police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel carried on with their area domination work. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers A three-member delegation, comprising Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs S.S. Ahluwalia, Satya Pal Singh and Vishnu Dayal Ram, visited the house of the two deceased – Rambabu Shaw and Dharambir Shaw – in Bhatpara on Saturday afternoon. Fresh tension erupted shortly after the delegation left the area as a group of locals agitated against the police accusing them of inaction and pelted stones at the personnel on duty. Police resorted to a baton charge on two occasions to disperse the mob resulting in one person sustainimg a head injury. The region, which falls under the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency, has been tense since the election results were announced on May 23. Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA from Bhatpara Arjun Singh, who defected to the BJP just before the elections, won the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, while his son Pawan Singh won the Assembly by-election. Protesting against the police brutality, BJP workers led by local MP Arjun Singh, held a demonstration outside the Barrackpore Police Commissionerate on Friday.
Archeological symposium planned for Saturday
This weekend, Brock will host a symposium that will feature speakers from Canada and the U.S.The Brock University Archaeological Symposium will be Saturday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theme is “Pride and Prejudice: Perceptions of the City and Country in the Ancient World.” Speakers will be:Stephen Dyson, University at BuffaloSean Lockwood, Trent UniversityMichael Carter, Brock UniversitySpencer Pope, McMaster UniversityBarbara Reeves, Queen’s UniversityTickets are $5. Lunch is included. There is an optional banquet afterward. All are welcome.For more information, contact Susan Grouchy, president of the Brock University Archaeological Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Security Council Ban calls for eradicating weapons of mass destruction once
Kiyoshi Odawara, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs for Japan, addresses the Security Council open debate. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (right), Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and President of the Security Council for August, addresses the Council’s open debate. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Emmanuel Roux, Special Representative of INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization) to the United Nations, addresses the Security Council open debate. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Security Council open debate on the topic “Challenges in addressing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and related materials.” UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Miroslav Lajcák, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, addresses the Security Council open debate on the “Challenges in addressing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and related materials”. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Kim Won-soo, Acting UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, addresses the Security Council open debate. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas “I call on all States to focus on one overriding truth: the only sure way to prevent the human, environmental and existential destruction these weapons can cause, is by eradicating [these weapons] once and for all,” said Mr. Ban in his remarks at the Security Council open debate on ‘non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.’ “We – the international community – must ensure the disarmament and non-proliferation framework is universally and completely implemented, and is resilient and versatile enough to grapple with the changing environment,” he added.In his remarks, Mr. Ban said the success in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction offers some comfort and that multilateral treaties, including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Biological Weapons Convention, and instruments, including Security Council resolution 1540, are “robust and tested.” Adopted in 2004, resolution 1540 affirms that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery constitutes a threat to international peace and security.But the Secretary-General also pointed out that the challenges to the disarmament and non-proliferation architecture are growing. He noted that technological advances have made means of production and methods of delivery of these weapons easier and more accessible. “Vicious non-State actors that target civilians for carnage are actively seeking chemical, biological and nuclear weapons,” he stressed.He said that it is particularly disappointing that progress on eliminating nuclear weapons has descended into fractious deadlock, underscoring that arguments justifying nuclear weapons, such as those used during the Cold War, “were morally, politically and practically wrong thirty years ago, and they are wrong now”.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges all states to focus on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in order to “prevent the human, environmental and existential destruction these weapons can cause”. Credit: UN News CentreRecalling the Security Council’s convening of the historic summit on non-proliferation and adoption of resolution 1887 (2009) in which it emphasized its primary responsibility to address nuclear threats and its willingness to take action, Mr. Ban said the global community now expects the Council to demonstrate the same leadership on the subject, to build on resolution 1887 and to develop further initiatives to bring about a world free of weapons of mass destruction.While noting that more needs to be done to “bridge the divide” within the international community, the UN chief said that it was encouraging that all UN Member States agree that the collective efforts must complement and strengthen the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime, including the NPT, which is the only treaty-based commitment to nuclear disarmament and has been a strong barrier against nuclear proliferation for nearly 50 years.Biological attacks could be much more devastatingSpeaking on the threat of biological weapons, the Secretary General said that in the wake of serious outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and yellow fever, he is “very concerned” that the international community is not adequately prepared to prevent or respond to a biological attack. “The impact and consequences of a biological attack on a civilian target could far exceed those of a chemical or radiological attack,” he highlighted, stating that the investment in the international architecture dealing with these different types of weapons of mass destruction is not commensurate with their possible effects. “For example, there is no multilateral prevention and verification agency for biological weapons, as there is for nuclear and chemical threats and risks,” he added.The Secretary-General also called on the Security Council to consider how to strengthen resolution 1540 to ensure that non-State actors cannot acquire these horrific weapons. “For twelve years, this resolution has tried to provide a barrier to the threat and risk of weapons of mass destruction use by non-state actors, which is a very real threat,” recalled Mr. Ban.He called on the Council to use the open debate to be proactive in ensuring the resolution continues to be fit for purpose. Gregory Koblentz, Associate Professor and Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at George Mason University, addresses the Security Council open debate. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine ‹ › People must also be protected from online attacksTurning to the new global threats emerging from the misuse of science and technology, and the power of globalization, the Secretary-General said that the nexus between these emerging technologies and weapons of mass destruction needs close examination and action. “Information and communication technologies, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and synthetic biology will bring profound changes to our everyday lives and benefits to millions of people,” he noted, but cautioned that “their potential for misuse could also bring destruction.”As a starting point, Mr. Ban said the international community must step up to expand common ground for the peaceful use of cyberspace and, particularly, the intersection between cyberspace and critical infrastructure.Expressing that people now live a significant portion of their lives “online,” they must be protected from online attacks, just as effectively as they are protected from physical attacks. “Disarmament and non-proliferation instruments are only as successful as Member States’ capacity to implement them,” he noted, encouraging the members of the Council to devise effective solutions so that all states can fully implement their disarmament and non-proliferation commitments.
Tressel Ginn maintain relationship on high school college and professional levels
Jim Tressel feared the worst when he received a phone message from San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary on Oct. 25. Singletary, who was with his team in London, wanted to talk about former Buckeye and current 49ers quarterback Troy Smith. “He said it was regarding Troy, and as a parent, I’m like, ‘Oh, what did Troy do?’ because that’s how you think as a parent,” Tressel said. “So I called him back real quick, and it was good news.” The good news was that Smith would be starting against the Denver Broncos in place of injured quarterback Alex Smith. Singletary was simply gathering information about his new quarterback. Smith is 3-2 as a starting quarterback for the 49ers. Conversations like that between Tressel and Singletary are not unlike the talks Tressel has with Ted Ginn Sr., who coached Smith at Cleveland’s Glenville Academy. Since Tressel was hired in 2001, 14 of Ginn’s former players have played for Tressel at Ohio State. At least one Glenville player has committed to OSU every year since 2002, forming what has become known as the “Glenville pipeline.” But the connection between the two coaches started when Tressel was still coaching at Youngstown State University. Ginn and Tressel met while attending meetings for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1997, where the two discovered that they shared a common vision for their programs. “I always admired him and understood his work,” Ginn said. “He took the leash off us at Youngstown State and made you great. He gave you a purpose and a reason to play football at Youngstown State, and I saw that early on.” The Glenville Tarblooders were hardly a power when Ginn became coach in 1997, as the school was struggling to subsist in one of the poorest areas in east Cleveland. But the school’s fortunes changed when Smith transferred there in 2001 and teamed up with future Buckeye and 49ers teammate Ted Ginn Jr., helping the school reach the state playoffs during his senior year. Smith was the first Tarblooder to play for Tressel at OSU and was followed by a wave of others that included future NFL players Donte Whitner and Ginn Jr. The two schools have since become linked with each other, and Ginn Sr. said the values he shares with Tressel made him comfortable forming that relationship. “Coach Tressel helps you become a man but he also lets you know that you’re doing a job,” Ginn said. “You’re a servant to your state and community. It’s an obligation that you have to do. He’s doing a great job selling Ohio State to the players, and that creates a winning concept.” Senior offensive lineman Bryant Browning, who graduated from Glenville in 2006, echoed Ginn’s sentiments. “Coach Ginn and coach Tressel have that connection with each other,” Browning said. “Both guys really care about you on and off the field and make sure you do the right things to become a proper young man.” The mutual respect between the two coaches goes beyond football, Tressel said. “Coach Ginn has made a huge difference in many young people’s lives,” Tressel said. “His passion really is his school and giving those kids opportunities to become all they can be. “It just so happens that football is kind of his hobby,” Tressel said. “In his 24 hours of the day, he probably spends two or three hours on football and the rest on the kids.” Ginn said he doesn’t get much sleep at night, and there are times when he receives phone calls late at night to help his players. “If we don’t help the kids, who will?” Ginn said. “Take that responsibility of helping the kids like a father and giving them guidance — that’s not in the coaching curriculum, but we put it in the book.” Coming to OSU as an underdog quarterback, Smith surpassed expectations by winning the Heisman Trophy in 2006. During the trophy ceremony, he thanked Tressel and Ginn for their guidance. But the accolades Smith received at OSU didn’t make his transition to the NFL any easier, as he started in only two games during his three years with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens released Smith before the start of the 2010 season, and he signed with the 49ers as a backup. But an injury to starting quarterback Alex Smith led him into the starting role, and he made the most of it. The 49ers defeated the Broncos in Smith’s first start as he threw for 196 yards and a touchdown. Afterward, Ginn reflected on the player who had come to embody everything he and Tressel coach for. “That’s a miracle,” Ginn said. “If you go by the design of what people think and what’s been in place for many years about kids from the inner city, that is a miracle.”
7 things we learned from last nights Midlands NorthWest Prime Time debate
Sounds like water charges might be a step to far #finegael #rtept— MB (@mairinber) May 18, 2014 Source: LAURA/Twitter While Gilroy described Pat ‘The Cope’ as Pat ‘Can’t Cope’ and at one point referred to “ethnically cleansed fish”.Whatever they are.The second debate features Ireland South candidates an is on RTÉ One at 10.35pm tonight. On The Trail: 9 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014Keep up to date: All things Election 2014Read: Spending cuts and immigration policy main issues in EU Commission presidency debate Even Marian Harkin had strong words for the Monaghan councillor saying he was “trying to wrap the austerity flag around him”. But Labour’s Higgins, whose chances of winning a seat are slim, had a go several times, “He’ll be outside the room, while I’ll be in the room.” She even said she’d met Martin Schulz. But how many voters know who he is?2. Water, water, everywhereIn a constituency which includes Roscommon, where in some parts they might end up paying for undrinkable water, it’s no surprise that H2O was a big issue. It formed the basis of Katie Hannon’s pre-debate report and was the first question.Nobody seemed particularly happy about the situation. McGuinness, of Fine Gael, bemoaned the fact Ireland had in the past ignored a bunch of EU water directives and conceded that nobody should pay for water people don’t drink. Format of this debate means all established parties are attacking SF – there’s no one else with a divergent view. #rtept— Colette Browne (@colettebrowne) May 18, 2014 TJ Fay: People are “stressed beyond belief” about water charges. #rtept— Órla Ryan (@orlaryan) May 18, 2014 Lorraine Higgins said Labour had got fairness out of the water deal. The opposition criticised the setting up of Irish Water, Carthy in particularly pivoting back to his anti-austerity message. A Ming Montage #rtept pic.twitter.com/IsUZUNtAW5— LAURA (@AnastasiaQuiche) May 18, 2014 Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitter 3. Names were dropped, policies were discussedThe crop of current MEPs tried their best to talk about the work they did. We heard about banking union – or, as Harkin put it: “Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted” – while Pat ‘The Cope’ discussed fishing policy. Jim Higgins talked about leaving politics at the door and sticking on the “green jersey”.Both he and McGuinness talked about how great Michael Noonan is while Higgins said he’d met a commissioner who no one’s ever heard of and had written to Joan Burton about the youth guarantee.Ah but has she written back enquired debate moderator David McCullagh? “I’m waiting for an answer,” poor Jim admitted. Source: Órla Ryan/Twitter Jim Higgins: I’ve written to Joan Burton….. urging here… to keep her eye on it… I am waiting for an answer. #rtept— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) May 18, 2014 Source: Mairin/Twitter Strange contrast between panel 1 and panel 2 for the European Elections debate #rtept— Aine Mc Manus (@ainemm91) May 18, 2014 Source: Aine Mc/Twitter Source: Colette Browne/Twitter THE FIRST OF three RTÉ Prime Time debates featuring almost all of the European election candidates took place last night with Midlands North-West hopefuls getting their turn.Thirteen of the 14 people running in the vast, 15-county constituency turned up for the debate which was not without its controversy beforehand with the format earning the ire of independent hopefuls Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Rónán Mullen.The duo were part of the second panel of night, but felt aggrieved at being excluded from the first which was made up of sitting MEPs and those with parties or independents with 10 per cent support or more at the last election.Panel one was Labour’s Lorraine Higgins, Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy, Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness and Jim Higgins, Fianna Fáil’s Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher, and independent Marian Harkin.Panel two was Direct Democracy Ireland’s Ben Gilroy, Fianna Fáil’s Thomas Byrne, the aforementioned Ming and Mullen, the Green Party’s Mark Dearey, and independents TJ Fay and Mark Fitzsimons.And here are a few things we learned in case you were in bed/doing something better…1. Almost everyone targeted the Sinn Féin candidateMatt Carthy is a big favourite to take a seat in MNW and for that reason alone the other parties were keen, at every opportunity, to have a pop at him particularly after he reeled off the standard Sinn Féin spiel about the current crop of MEPs pursuing “an austerity agenda”. He even held up a copy of the party’s “fully-costed” pre-Budget submission.Lorraine Higgins said the SF’s policies made her “smile” while McGuinness went for an old favourite, telling Carthy: ”Your form of negotiation is almost to put a gun to the head of people… ” 4. The inclusion of two Fine Gael candidates in the first debate was a mistake. Having two MEPs from the same party on the one panel was slightly pointless and that became all the more apparent in the second half when there was no government representative. Mullen claimed this would have sent most people off to bed.Fitzsimons said at one point in the second debate: “You have a lot of people on the same side here, there’s no mix-up in it.” He was right.5. The format of the debate came up Mullen launched into a long criticism of RTÉ for the way they’d constructed the debate. He took “exception” to the structure and earned the applause of at least two other candidates. “You should have drawn lots,” he told Miriam O’Callaghan before at one point accusing her of “listening to the voices in your head”. Maybe he meant her producers. 6. Nigel Farage made an appearanceMiriam was keen to probe DDI candidate Ben Gilroy’s past praise of controversial UKIP leader Nigel Farage and sure enough Gilroy was only to happy to say Farage calls it as he sees it.Later he described Farage as a “lone soldier, but a strong voice” admitting he could well allay himself with the outspoken MEP in the next parliament.7. There were plenty of odd and funny moments Marian Harkin called David McCullagh “Donagh” while Thomas Byrne made the startling admission that ”the past happened, absolutely.”For no particular reason, Ming gave Gilroy pure evils when the latter was talking about the national debt.
Ive got a job Ive got two jobs Roy Keane downplays Celtic
“It’s all speculation and that speculation comes from yourselves. I don’t think you’ve heard it from any club sources. As I said, I’ve got a job and a game at the weekend, a busy old weekend coming up and I’m looking forward to that.”Sky Sports, meanwhile, this morning reported that another of Keane’s former clubs is interested in James McCarthy. Is the Ireland midfielder ready for a move to Manchester United?“He’s only been at Everton two minutes,” says the Corkman. “He’s obviously making good progress.“I’m pretty sure there will be speculation about lots of players going to United but James is at a good club in Everton, he’s had a decent couple of seasons and if he keeps progressing, who knows?“But I’m sure he’s pretty happy with where he is.”‘It’s something that will live with me forever’ – Keogh ready for £120m Wembley challengeMan United’s Class of 92 take on a team of builders in a rooftop five-a-side IRELAND ASSISTANT BOSS Roy Keane has distanced himself from the vacant manager’s job at Celtic.Neil Lennon resigned yesterday after a successful term in charge at Parkhead.Former Hoops midfielder Keane has been mooted as a possible replacement in the Celtic Park hotseat.“I’ve got a job… I’ve got two jobs! I can’t have another one,” said Keane after Ireland training at Malahide today. “They’re an absolutely fantastic club, one of the best in the world, but I’ve got a job. I’m not taking a pay cut for nobody,” he joked.“There’s always speculation when you’re out of work or whatever. People might see this role as part-time or whatever but it keeps me busy, I enjoy it and I’m happy with what I’m doing. If somebody calls me, I’ll speak to Martin and the FAI and we’ll have a look at it.
Another day another Alienware M14x M18x leak
If you weren’t convinced by yesterday’s near-confirmation of the Alienware M14x and Alienware M18x gaming laptops, then you might never be convinced those laptops are coming out. But just in case, here is further evidence.Over at Dell.com a page was found (and reported to us) that helps potential buyers choose the color of their Alienware computers. This page not only lists the currently available M11x, M15x, and M17x R3 (oddly listed as the M17X) but it also has the M14x and the M18x.AdChoices广告The page says the M14x will be available in Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish and Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish, confirming previous rumors. The M18x will be Stealth Black with Anodized Aluminum and Nedula Red (no texture mentioned with that one).With some digging it was found that the M17x listed was the M17x R3 (the newest revision) but the M15x is simply the M15x. The M11x is the MLK (Medialess License Kit) and finally there is the M14x “Specter”, which prior rumors have noted to be its codename.So what’s happening over at Dell? Are these legitimate leaks or just efforts to get the word out early? We might never know, but it’s looking like when these systems are announced there won’t be anything near the hype the M17x “All Powerful”. Oh wait, that one leaked early as well… Anyway, at least these look like they’ll be solid options for computer gamers.See the page for yourself at Dell.com.