12 days agoWATCH: Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum caps off brace with thunderbolt

first_imgWATCH: Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum caps off brace with thunderboltby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum has scored a thunderbolt in the Netherlands 2-1 win over Belarus on Sunday.
The long-range strike was the Liverpool midfielder’ second goal of the game.The first came from a header from six yards out.Great goal. Georginio Wijnaldum blasts one into the top corner for Netherlands vs Belarus. His second of the game. pic.twitter.com/UAipkAHBI3— James Nalton (@JDNalton) October 13, 2019 About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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6 days agoWerder Bremen coach Kohfeldt: Grujic chase just about…

first_imgWerder Bremen coach Kohfeldt: Grujic chase just about…by Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWerder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt admits their interest in Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is over.The Serb chose to sign on-loan with Hertha Berlin this summer ahead of Werder.And Kohfeldt concedes: “You cannot rule out anything, but that would be pure speculation to think about it.”The coach also said: “He is a very good player, but he is now a player from Hertha and in the summer probably will again be a Liverpool. “This is not an issue for us now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Womens lacrosse falls to Penn State in seasonending loss

The Buckeyes played host to the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this week, as they lost to Penn State 14-12 in the quarterfinal round.The Nittany Lions (10-7) wasted no time, putting their first goal in the net within the first 40 seconds. The two teams then exchanged goals before PSU went on to score seven of the next nine goals, forcing the Buckeyes to call a time-out to regroup.“We dug ourselves a hole. We waited too long to come back,” said Kelly Haggerty, a three-year letter winner who ended the game with two goals and three assists. “We knew how much we wanted it and we remind ourselves how much we wanted to win this game. We just try to pump ourselves up because we know we can do it, we know we have it in us.”OSU put in two goals before the half, heading into the locker room down 10-6.Both committed several turnovers in the first half, with OSU recording six and PSU recording five.The Buckeyes fired back at the start of the second period, bringing the score back 8-10. PSU followed up with four straight goals to give the Nittany Lions a solid six-goal cushion late in the second.OSU, who came back from behind just once this season, was unable to catch up with PSU despite a four-goal scoring run to end the game.“I always ask the girls to play their heart out and I’ve questioned that in a couple close games, but this one today they played as hard as they could until the bitter end,” coach Sue Stimmel said. “It’s just unfortunate when you don’t win in those situations.”Sophomore Alayna Markwordt led the Buckeyes with three goals and junior Jayme Beard recorded a game-high four assists in the loss.Members of the team and coaching staff wore orange armbands with the initials “Y.L.” on them in honor of Yeardley Love, the Virginia women’s lacrosse player who was killed on Monday.A moment of silence was held prior to the awards ceremony Saturday on her behalf.This marks the end of the season for the lacrosse girls, who got to play their last game on home turf.“It was awesome. I’m sad it’s over, but there’s no other place to play like this,” Haggerty said. “A lot of people don’t get to experience what we experience. It’s just really heartfelt, and there’s nothing like team camaraderie.” read more

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Ohio State womens soccers poor play results in three game losing streak

Ohio State’s women’s soccer team posted an 0-2 record against Big Ten foes last weekend and, according to coach Lori Walker, the team’s performance was as poor as she’s ever seen. The weekend started for the Buckeyes with a 1-0 home defeat to Iowa Friday. Then came a 3-2 loss to Nebraska Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes (8-7-1, 3-4-1) have lost three matches in a row, with all of the defeats coming at the hands of conference foes. Coach Lori Walker was noticeably frustrated by the team’s play this weekend. “I think our team is playing about as poorly as I’ve ever seen us play,” Walker said. After being held scoreless Friday, the Buckeyes showed more energy offensively Sunday, outshooting the Cornhuskers 26 shots to 14. Despite scoring two goals, Walker said the team is struggling most on the attack. “I think that our inability to be dangerous in the final 25 yards of the field is absolutely crippling our confidence,” she said. “Although we found a couple of goals today, we are not consistently being dangerous in the last 25 yards. “You can’t outshoot a team 26 to 14 and find a way to lose 3-2 unless your attack is in the crapper right now, and ours is.” Trailing 3-1, senior defender Danielle Scoliere settled a loose ball in the box and finished from six yards out to bring the Buckeyes within a goal in the 81st minute. It was her first goal of the season. The Buckeyes dug themselves into an early second half deficit, allowing a Nebraska goal in the 50th minute. The gap swelled to 3-1 in the 71st minute when OSU gave up a breakaway goal. Junior forward Lauren Granberg tied the game in the 26th minute with her third goal of the season. After a deflected header attempt by senior forward Paige Maxwell, the ball landed in front of Granberg who finished into a wide open net level the score, 1-1. OSU fell behind early when it conceded an own goal to the Huskers in the 11th minute. October has not been kind to the Buckeyes, who are now 1-3-0 during the month. The Buckeyes continue Big Ten play this week with two away matches. OSU will face Michigan Friday at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday at 12 p.m. read more

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Lisbon boss wonders if Messi will be as good as Ronaldo

first_imgSporting Lisbon manager Jorge Jesus has joined in praising Cristiano Ronaldo for his spectacular goal against Juventus in the Champions League and wonders if a 33 year-old Lionel Messi could achieve similar featsSpeaking before their first leg against Aletico Madrid in the Europa League, the Sporting coach heaped praise on his compatriot and believes that the goal that Ronaldo scored against Juventus was something that no even Messi could achieve.“With all due respect for the player, Messi is Messi. There are two aliens and one is in Madrid I will say that Cristiano’s goal to Juventus is from an extraterrestrial. We are talking about a 33-year-old player. What impressed me most was not the technical gesture, but the ability to jump that has to do with physical condition. ” said Jesus, according to Mundo Deportivo.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Portuguese coach believes that there is not another player in the world that can match Ronaldo’s level at 33 years of age and questioned if Messi could potentially prove him wrong.“I doubt there are other players that age who have physical ability. Not everyone can do that. I know how Christian trains. It is a demonstration of the form that it has, of the great professional that it is. It is at a very high level. The question is: when Messi is 33 years old will he have that level that Cristiano now has? ”Sporting lost 2-0 to Atletico in the first leg of their quarter-final clash at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano with two defensive errors proving to be very costly for Jesus’ side.last_img read more

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Sporting Lisbon lodge complaint to FIFA against Patricio Wolves

first_imgSporting Lisbon have issued a formal complaint to FIFA over the handling of goalkeeper Rui Patricio’s free transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers last month, reports the BBCThe Portugal international was one of the nine players that terminated their contract with Sporting at the end of last season following an attack on staff and the players themselves by the club supporters at their training ground just days before they were due to play in the Taça de Portugal cup final.Patricio has since joined the newly-promoted Premier League side Wolves on a free transfer.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But Sporting are now demanding £48m in compensation for the loss of their goalkeeper.The Primeira Liga side’s formal complaint has been received by the FIFA with agent Jorge Mendes, who has recently brokered the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus, also included.Patricio had spent his entire 18-year playing career at Sporting, before moving to Wolves, and made a total of 467 appearances for the first team.last_img read more

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Pochettino The time is right for Spurs to challenge for the

first_imgAfter finishing in the top three of the Premier League for the past three years, Mauricio Pochettino insists that Tottenham can no longer be satisfied with such an outcome and that the time to challenge for the title is nowSpurs finished fended off competition from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea to secure Champions League football for the third season in succession with a respectable 77 points in the Premier League table.“Of course it is a massive success for the club to be in the Champions League for the third year in a row. But maybe that is not enough, maybe we need to change certain things. For me, it is not enough,” said Pochettino, according to RTE.This season will mark the first time that Spurs will play in their new £850m stadium after spending the last term at Wembley.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Although the lack of signings this summer has been a troubling sight for the North Londoners.“If some people believe the manager of Tottenham does not want trophies they are not right in their minds. I am here to win,” continued Pochettino.“Can we win something this season? In football, all can happen. It will be tough because our opponents are at a level where every year they improve … we are competing in the same race but with a different car.”Tottenham will begin their Premier League campaign this Saturday against Newcastle United.last_img read more

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Andrea Pirlo set shock football comeback in Australia

first_imgItaly great Andrea Pirlo could be set for a shock playing return with Australian club Avondale in a cup fixtureThe 39-year-old hung up his boots at the end of last year after a glittering career that saw him claim a World Cup title, six Serie A crowns with AC Milan and Juventus and two Champions League trophies.Yet Fox Sports report that the Italian midfielder may be set for a return with Victorian outfit Avondale.The A-League side are hoping to add Pirlo to the squad ahead of their FFA Cup quarter-final against Sydney FC on September 19.Perth Glory boss warns squad to not get starstruck by United Andrew Smyth – July 12, 2019 Perth Glory manager Tony Popovic warned his players against getting starstruck ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Manchester United.The club are desperate to take any measures to ensure the deal goes through even though money is understood to be of no interest to Pirlo.Now, all that awaits is a final answer from his representatives.However, even with Pirlo in their ranks, Avondale will go into their meeting with A-League premiers Sydney as underdogs.Pirlo finished his career at New York City last year after two and a half seasons in the MLS.last_img read more

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Tedesco The only thing missing for Schalke was a goal

first_imgSchalke 04 boss Domenico Tedesco was pleased with their dominant performance at Galatasaray in the Champions League, but rued their missed chances in a 0-0 drawThe Royal Blues got off to a slow start at Istanbul but gradually emerged as the more dangerous side as the game progressed.After the break, Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera was forced to make several saves from Schalke.The visitors had actually got the ball into the back of the net, only for Breel Embolo’s effort to be ruled out for offside.“I always try to remain positive – which is why I can recognise my team’s good performance and I am not focusing on not getting the win. We knew before the game that there would be a tremendous atmosphere here,” Tedesco told the club website.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Players are always going to take a few minutes to adapt to this. Once we did that, we got into the game well. We were dominant tonight, it was fun to watch. The only thing missing tonight was a goal.“We had plenty of chances to score as well – we need to carry on working on this. If we can combine this kind of performance with some better finishing, we will start getting positive results again.“Ultimately we are satisfied with the point, even though we deserved the win. The group is still wide open after three games; anyone can beat anyone in my opinion.”Schalke are second in Group D with five points, while Galatasaray sit in third place on four points.last_img read more

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Miss Teen TCI Malique lovely in Guatemala City

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:guatemala, Jeritt Jermel, Malique ferrette, Miss teen tci Massive 8.2 earthquake rocks Mexico and Guatemala; 32 people dead. Providenciales, 02 Feb 2015 – Miss Teen Turks and Caicos left country Friday for Guatemala and the Miss Teen Universe pageant. Malique Ferrete will stand with 25 others as the first young lady to be Miss Teen TCI and unlike with the previous online voting for Shanice at Miss Universe; when you voted for Malique, our cumulative support actually could get her a spot in the finals at the pageant; if she needs it. We’ve got some photos for you of Malique’s arrival, swim suit shoot and dinner with the delegates wearing fashion by North Caicos’ Jeritt Jermell. Results in for 2nd Miss Teen TCI; called a close contestcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Busy holiday weekendlast_img read more

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Janelle Monae Cardi B Kendrick Lamar More GRAMMYNominated Artists Featured On The

first_imgNews 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Track Listing Revealed janelle-monae-cardi-b-kendrick-lamar-more-grammy-nominated-artists-featured-official The 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album features 22 hits from the world’s top recording artists and emerging talent, also including Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, Drake, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, and moreRachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Jan 11, 2019 – 7:04 am The Recording Academy and Republic Records have revealed the 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album track listing.The 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album features 22 hits from the world’s top recording artists and emerging talent, including Record Of The Year nominees Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, Brandi Carlile, Childish Gambino, Drake, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, and Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey.”The artists highlighted on this year’s album represent the overall diversity of the artists being recognized as 2019 GRAMMY nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are very grateful to partner with Republic Records to release this impressive collection of songs, and to raise funds and awareness for the GRAMMY Museum and MusiCares—the two philanthropic organizations of the Recording Academy dedicated to supporting our musical culture and music creators.”2019 GRAMMY Awards: The Complete Nominations List”This year’s 2019 GRAMMY Nominees album is a testament to an incredible year in music,” said Monte Lipman, founder and CEO of Republic Records. “It’s an honor to work alongside the Recording Academy and support these two important charities in the artist community.”Music fans can log on to 2019GRAMMY.com to pre-order the album, which hits stores and digital retailers on Jan. 25. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Track List1. JANELLE MONÁE, “Make Me Feel”    Album Of The Year2. CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN, “I Like It”Record Of The YearAlbum Of The Year3. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA, “All The Stars”Record Of The YearAlbum Of The Year4. DRAKE, “God’s Plan”Record Of The YearAlbum Of The Year5. ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY, “The Middle”Record Of The YearBest Pop Duo/Group Performance6. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Slow Burn”Album Of The Year7. POST MALONE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE, “rockstar”Record Of The YearAlbum Of The Year8. H.E.R. FEAT. DANIEL CAESAR, “Best Part”Album Of The Year    9. CHILDISH GAMBINO, “This Is America”Record Of The Year10. BRANDI CARLILE, “The Joke”Record Of The YearAlbum Of The Year11. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”Record Of The YearBest Pop Duo/Group Performance12. ARIANA GRANDE, “God Is A Woman”Best Pop Vocal Album13. CAMILA CABELLO FEAT. YOUNG THUG, “Havana”Best Pop Vocal Album14. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Look What You Made Me Do”Best Pop Vocal Album15. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood”Best Pop Vocal Album16. KELLY CLARKSON, “I Don’t Think About You”Best Pop Vocal Album17. P!NK, “Beautiful Trauma”Best Pop Vocal Album18. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. CHRIS STAPLETON, “Say Something”Best Pop Duo/Group Performance19. MAROON 5 FEAT. CARDI B, “Girls Like You”Best Pop Duo/Group Performance20. CHRISTINA AGUILERA FEAT. DEMI LOVATO, “Fall In Line”Best Pop Duo/Group Performance21. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”Best Pop Duo/Group Performance22. TONY BENNETT & DIANA KRALL,”‘S Wonderful”Best Pop Duo/Group PerformanceRead more Facebook Email Twitter Janelle Monae, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar & More GRAMMY-Nominated Artists Featured On The Official 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album last_img read more

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RMLD Offers Tips To Be Prepared For Tonights Tomorrows Storm

first_imgMake an emergency kit. For MEMA’s Emergency Kit Checklist, visit http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/be-prepared/kit/.Have plenty of non-perishable food, drinking water, and pet food on hand.Have first aid supplies and prescriptions on hand.Have flashlights, spare batteries, candles, and matches available.Fill your car’s gas tank in case pumps aren’t working.Charge your cell phone, tablet, and laptop to full capacity.If your water supply could be affected by a power outage, fill your bathtub with water to flush toilets. DO NOT use this water for drinkingTurn your refrigerator/freezer up to the coldest setting to keep food cold if the power goes out. Remember to reset to normal once power is restored.If you have a generator, make sure you know how to safely use it and that you have a sufficient amount of gasoline on hand. NEVER install or run a generator inside.Find out if your town intends to open shelters and where they will be located.Be prepared with books, puzzles, cards, and board games to keep the family entertained. During A Storm — Be InformedWhere to Find Outage Information:Area outages and, if possible, estimated time of restoration (ETR) will be tweeted. Follow us on Twitter at @readinglight. Our twitter feed is also streaming on our website.Reporting an Outage:If you’re able, check Twitter or our website before reporting an outage as we may already be aware of it. If the outage has not already been reported:Call RMLD at 781-942-6598 or 781-944-1340. Please be patient as there may be several people calling at once.CLICK HERE to report an outage online.If You Lose Power:Minimize opening and closing your refrigerator/freezer as much as possible to keep the cool air inside. During cold weather, you can put food in a sealed container (to prevent animal access) and put the container outside to keep food from spoiling. Only do this if it’s safe to go outdoors.Unplug your electrical devices (TV, DVD player, microwave, computer, stereo, etc.) that are not plugged into surge protectors. When power is restored, wait a few minutes to plug devices back in.Follow the safety instructions of local authorities.Downed Power Lines:Report downed power lines to RMLD or local emergency personnel immediately.Always keep your distance and never drive over downed power lines.Do not touch anything that may be in contact with downed power lines such as trees, fences, guardrails, etc. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGovernor Baker Proclaims This Week As ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week’In “Government”RMLD Asks Residents To Conserve Energy During This Weekend’s Heat WaveIn “Government”QUESTION OF THE DAY: It’s Hurricane Season. Are You Prepared For Extended Power Outages?In “Question of the Day” READING, MA — A winter storm has been forecasted for our area Saturday night into Sunday, and RMLD is taking steps to be prepared in the event of power outages. Below is some useful information to help customers prepare.Before a Storm – Be Preparedlast_img read more

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Policemen come under mob beating

first_imgPoliceA mob beat up four members of the police in Dhamrai of Savar on Tuesday, allegedly for demanding extortion from organisers of a musical event there.The incident took place at Bardail of Dhamrai on Tuesday evening. Police, however, denied that they came under mob beating.Locals said a musical evening was organised on the occasion of the wedding of Abbas Ali, son of Ansar Ali of Bhatirchar village, in an open space on the bank of Bangshi river.Bhatirchar, a village of Singair upazila of Manikganj district, borders on Bardail village of Dhamrai in Savar, Dhaka.Locals said about 4,000 villagers gathered there to enjoy the event.Dhamrai police station assistant sub-inspectors Masud Rana and Liton Hossain  along with two constables went to the event in plainclothes around midnight on Tuesday.The police officers asked the organisers if they had approval for the event and the organisers failed to show them any approval from the authorities.The police then demanded Tk 100,000 from the organisers, threatening that they would arrest the singers if they are not paid the money.When the organisers declined to give the money, policemen snapped the cords of the sound-system.An irate group of spectators started assaulting the policemen.Locals said one police officer and two constables fled the mob, jumping into the river and swam across the river and the other police officer cross the river using a boat.On information, local Kulla union parishad chairman Kalipad Sarker and one of the woman members of the union parishad Salma Begum rushed to spot along with additional police members and rescued the police men.UP member Salma Begum said she saw marks of assault on the body of the policemen when they rescued them.UP chairman Kalipad said he heard about mob beating of police and he rescued them and sent them to the police station.ASI Masud Rana and Liton Hossain, however, denied that there was any mob beating.Talking to Prothom Alo, they said they know nothing about such an incident. They said they even don’t know where Bardail and Bhatirchar villages are located.Dhamrai police station inspector (investigation) Sayed Al Mamun, however, admitted that ASI Masud and Liton went to the musical event, but said he know nothing about the mob beating.last_img read more

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Upward Bound Program Still Relevant Today

first_imgAuthor Wil Haygood interviews three college presidents about their experience with Upward Bound at an opening plenary session on Sep. 7.When a poor D.C. native from Trinidad participated in a federal program during the tumultuous ’60s, no one knew he would attend college and become a college president.  The same is true for a young Black male from a desolate area of Ohio, who, after completing the program, became a Pulitzer Prize-nominee and author of a book that served as the basis of an Oscar-nominated film.The D.C. native is Dr. Everette Freeman, president of the Community College of Denver, and the Ohioan is Wil Haygood, award-winning author of {The Butler}. The program is Upward Bound.The men joined other Upward Bound alums for the opening panel of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Council for Educational Opportunity (COE) on Sep. 7. The discussion kicked off a three-day event focused on poverty, educational opportunities, and academic achievement at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Northwest D.C.Larry Anderson, president of the Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College and Carlos Colon Ramos, chancellor of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico – Guayama Campus were also on the panel.“I am convinced that if it wasn’t for Upward Bound, I would not be sitting on this stage today,” said Freeman, a graduate of Eastern High School in Northeast D.C.  Other speakers agreed. “That’s the magic of the Upward Bound program,” said Haygood, the program’s moderator. “It opens doors that have previously been closed.”Upward Bound is the first of the TRIO programs, a group of federal programs established as a part of former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It is the first in history of American education to focus solely on helping low-income students go to college. Today, 790,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities are served in numerous programs across the country.“Upward Bound exists in about 1,200 communities across the country,” Maureen Hoyler, president of the Council of Opportunity in Education, told the {AFRO} following the event. “I want people to know that these programs are as necessary today as they were 50 years ago.”Statistics reflect Hoyler’s comments. According to the council’s website, only 38 percent of low-income high school seniors go straight to college as compared to 81 percent of those in the highest income percentile. This pattern continues in college, where fewer low-income students graduate.Panelists compared Upward Bound’s relevance to recent events. “I wished that Michael Brown [slain unarmed Ferguson teen] was an Upward Bound student,” Haygood told the audience. “It is a great interventionist program that helps put youth back on the right path. As I reflect back on his life, I just hope he was dreaming as high as he could.”Unfortunately, federal funding does not reflect the program’s current need.  Upward Bound programs are being cut in states across the nation, and program alums expressed that this action must be stopped. Imploring the audience to continue to push for the program’s support, Freeman said, “If we allow this program to be under-funded, we have made a mockery of education in this country.”last_img read more

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Scientists develop atomicscale hardware to implement natural computing

first_imgThese traits are very different from those of conventional computers and could be used to solve unique sets of complex problems. The researchers see particular applications in the area of reservoir computing, which has the potential to process information at very high rates.”Potential applications include running multiple simulations of financial markets, recognition of information in error-prone and noisy data, such as vision and speech, all the way to autonomous navigation in changing environments, such as after earthquakes or disasters,” Gimzewski said. “Finally, reservoir computing has a role to play in medicine in the cognitive and neurosciences.”The researchers hope that the new fabrication strategy of seed-directed growth used here will provide a novel hardware platform for reservoir computing and other types of natural computing based on complex systems.”We plan to move towards a hybrid morphic system using the best of conventional computation with our brain-like device capabilities, and to develop a new form of programming that relies on distributed memory and synaptic networks,” Gimzewski said. “This would be a radical step in the real development of AI.” Unfortunately, conventional fabrication methods used for today’s computers cannot be used to realize complex systems to their full potential due to scaling limits—the methods simply cannot make small enough interconnected units. Now in a new paper published in Nanotechnology, researchers at UCLA and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan have developed a method to fabricate a self-organized complex device called an atomic switch network that is in many ways similar to a brain or other natural or cognitive computing device.”Complex phenomena and self-organization—though ubiquitous in nature, social behavior, and the economy—have never been successfully used in conventional computers for prediction and modelling,” James Gimzewski, Chemistry Professor at UCLA, told Phys.org. “The device we have created is capable of rapidly generating self-organization in a small chip with high speed. Furthermore, it bypasses the issue of exponential machine complexity required as a function of problem complexity as in today’s computers. Our first steps form the basis for a new type of computation that is urgently needed in our ever increasingly connected world.” Journal information: Nanotechnology Researchers seeking to make computer brains smarter by making them more like our own Citation: Scientists develop atomic-scale hardware to implement natural computing (2015, May 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-05-scientists-atomic-scale-hardware-natural.html SEM images of various atomic switch networks consisting of silver nanowires. (a) and (b) lack reliable network density while (c) provides a tunable density of nanowires and spatially defined topology. The network is capable of emergent behavior and constant adaptation, traits of a brain-like complex system. Scale bar = 50 µm. Credit: Demis, et al. ©2015 IOP Publishing (Phys.org)—Despite the many great achievements of computers, no man-made computer can learn from its environment, adapt to its surroundings, spontaneously self-organize, and solve complex problems that require these abilities as well as a biological brain. These abilities arise from the fact that the brain is a complex system capable of emergent behavior, meaning that the system involves interactions between many units resulting in macroscale behavior that cannot be attributed to any individual unit. An atomic switch network, showing (a) the array of platinum electrodes and (b) an SEM image of self-organized silver nanowires on a grid of copper posts. Overlapping junctions of wires form atomic switches. Scale bar = 500 µm. Credit: Demis, et al. ©2015 IOP Publishing Explore further More information: E. C. Demis, et al. “Atomic switch networks—nanoarchitectonic design of a complex system for natural computing.” Nanotechnology. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/20/204003 © 2015 Phys.org As the researchers explain, an atomic switch is a nanoscale device that exhibits memristive resistance, meaning that it adjusts its resistance to an applied current or voltage based on its memory of previous encounters. This trait is essential for complex systems because it underlies the ability to learn, interact with the environment, and address problems in which data is constantly changing or incomplete. Although some natural computing devices use natural materials, the atomic switch network developed here is made entirely of inorganic materials. Lithographically patterned copper posts form a “patterned seed network,” on top of which silver nanowires are grown. The end result is a network of silver sulfide switches and silver nanowires that connect the switches. Experiments demonstrated that the atomic switch network exhibits emergent behavior, in which interactions between the individual atomic switches lead to patterns of electrical activity that cannot be attributed to any individual switch, but only to the network as a whole. The atomic switch network also has an intrinsic capacity for adaptation, since the silver nanowire connections are constantly reconfiguring themselves and the switches are constantly forming and dissolving in different locations in the network. 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.last_img read more

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Provide free quality education to all children VIT Chancellor

first_imgVIT Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan on April 6 urged Government to provide free quality education to all children in the country.Delivering the presidential address at the University Day and Annual Sports Day function held at VIT, Vellore on April 6, Viswanathan said that 40 countries in the world offer free higher education to students, of which countries like Norway, Sweden, Germany, France,etc, provide free education to foreign students too. “It may not be possible to provide free education to foreign students, but we must be able to give free education to our own children. We have suggested that if it is not possible immediately let us begin with free education to girls now, later on we can expand with others also,” he said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Chancellor also said that Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI), in which he is the President, has made a request to the Government that the age limit of 14 years for free and compulsory education should be increased to 18 years so that it would cover upto class 12 and also those who send their children to private school should be given financial help. Pointing out that any welfare state should spend enough money on social infrastructure, mainly on education and health as education improves not only family but also society and the country, the Chancellor said that Central Government should spend atleast 6 percent of the GDP on education, but only four percent of GDP is now spent for education. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveComparing India and the United States of America on the expenditure spent per student in the education sector, he said that per student expenditure on schools in US was $ 12,000 whereas it was $1,100 in India. Speaking about VIT, Dr Viswanathan also said that VIT has provided scholarships of Rs 16.07 crore to students through various scholarships this year. “We are the first university to contribute Rs one crore to Kerala cyclone relief fund with the contribution of one day salary of teaching and non-teaching staff. With the help of contribution from teaching and non-teaching staff and the management we have contributed Rs 1.25 crore to the Tamilnadu government cyclone relief fund,” he said. Noting that Six IITs in the country had been the model for the government sector in higher education, he said that he wants VIT to be a model to private sector of this country, in which more than 75 percent of children study higher education. Chief Guest of the function, Justice T Raja, Judge, Madras High Court, Chennai, in his address appreciated VIT management for providing conducive atmosphere with excellent infrastructure for students to get good quality education. “After visiting this university and looking at its infrastructure it gives immense pleasure that I visited one of the top leading University in the world.” He urged students to come up with new technology and newer steps to help society and younger generation. Guest of Honour, Dr E Natarajan, Professor and Director, Institute of Energy Studies, Anna University, Chennai, also an alumnus of VIT, said that education empowers an human being and VIT had been empowering lot of students through its high quality education. Dr Sekar Viswanathan, Vice- President, VIT in his felicitation said that students learn a lot outside the classroom at VIT and it has been an active campus for students in the country. As many as 2,142 students received scholarships worth Rs 90 lakhs during the function. Dr Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director, Dr Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, Dr S Narayanan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr K Sathiyanarayanan, Registrar, VIT also took part in the function. Sanjay V received the Chancellor’s gold medal and best outgoing student award, Amala Kaviya V S bagged the Chancellor’s special award during the function.last_img read more

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