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QPR chairman ‘hammered’ by fans after defeat against Sheffield United

first_imgTony Fernandes claimed he was being “hammered” on Twitter by angry QPR fans after the FA Cup defeat against Sheffield United.The Rangers chairman, also the chief executive of AirAsia, has been in the news recently after one of the airline’s planes crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board.Fernandes tweeted: “Qpr fans hammering me. My concern right now is only families of our Surabaya flight.“Getting hammered by Qpr fans. only concern is the families affected by our plane. But experimental side today. 19 points. League not cup.”Getting hammered by Qpr fans. only concern is the families affected by our plane. But experimental side today. 19 points. League not cup.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 4, 2015He also referred to QPR’s head of football operations Les Ferdinand, academy boss Chris Ramsey, chief executive Philip Beard, chief operating officer Mark Donnelly, finance director Rebecca Caplehorn and the club’s co-owner Ruben Emir Gnanalingam.Fernandes insisted: “There is a good team now at qpr. Les, Chris, Phil mark Rebecca and @Ruben_E_G from shareholders helping harry. While I focus on Airasia.”QPR legend Rodney Marsh defended Fernandes and played down the importance of yet another early cup exit for the club.Marsh tweeted: “FA Cup is meaningless for clubs like #QPR (not the fans) Can now focus on the only thing that matters is EPL survival.“Understand a small group of #QPR ‘fans’ are pelting Tony Fernandes. My god. He is the one person you should not be holding responsible !!!”See also:QPR v Sheff Utd player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jurassic Park Gets Overhaul

first_imgHow much do we understand the dinosaurs?  ABC News reported on some big-time updates and revisions being made to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History dinosaur exhibits.  The title of the article is, “Getting Their Dinosaur Facts Right, at Least for Now.”The problem is that even though the newest of the dinosaurs are 65 million years old, scientists’ understanding of them has been racing along, changing with each new find.  So the Carnegie staff has decided to dismantle – and rethink – its entire collection.    Our image of dinosaurs comes mostly from what one finds in old sci-fi films – big, lumbering creatures, dragging their tails on the ground.  In recent years, scientists have decided they were probably much more energetic and agile – and the way most fossils were displayed was wrong.    “Unfortunately, they don’t come with instruction manuals,” Matt Lamanna, a paleontologist at the museum, said with a smile.The project requires “a small army of painters, sculptors, welders and former museum staffers” to fix the newly-found errors and set the dinosaurs to rights.The scientists back then certainly had the best of intentions but not the best information.  Very few of the fossil skeletons they dug up were complete, so they made educated guesses, sometimes based on their knowledge of other species.This may satisfy the purists for now.  But the article speculated that “years from now, as the scientists learn more, they say they’ll probably have to change the exhibits all over again.”Evolutionists insist that some of their theory’s greatest strengths are the very driving forces of the theory itself: change and adaptation.  However, when an idea that you defend constantly changes, very few would consider that a strength.  Indeed, Charles Darwin himself would scarcely recognize his own theory today.   This is illustrated in scientific interpretations of dinosaurs.  When putting the bones together, they had to place the backs out of joint merely to fit with their beliefs of dinosaur skeletal structures – literally, forcing the evidence to match their theories.   Notably, the Carnegie collection itself has not changed.  Those old bones remain the same, and it is only evolutionists’ understanding that has changed.  And as ABC aptly pointed out, it will probably all need to be changed again mere generations from now – which means that even this updated display is probably wrong in ways we cannot recognize.  So what is racing along?  Understanding?  Scientific progress?  Human imagination?  The bones aren’t saying.  —DM(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

On Working Hard and Effectiveness

first_imgSometimes success requires that you work harder. But the fact that you are working hard doesn’t mean you’re necessarily working. Your work is about achieving certain outcomes, not about being impressively busy.You can work really hard and still not get anything done. You can work long hours, come in early, stay late, and still not accomplish anything. You’ve had this experience, haven’t you?You can work very hard on tasks that don’t produce the results you’re really after. Some of these come dressed like real work. They look like the kind of work that might show up on your job description. But because something looks like work doesn’t mean that it’s the right work. And just because something needs done doesn’t make it the right work either.You can work really hard without producing results by choosing to do the work in the wrong order. It’s easy to choose tasks that are more pleasant over tasks that are unpleasant; it feels like you’re actually working. That work is better saved for some time after you’ve completed your most important work.Your effectiveness is determined by what tasks you choose to focus on and the effort you put into completing those tasks.On the long list of things you have to do each day, being effective may mean that you only cross off one item from your massive to do list. You can spend the whole day on a single task, not getting anything else done on your list, and still have a more effective day then you would have had you crossed off five items from the bottom of the list.It’s normal to gravitate towards more pleasant work. It’s normal to seek out less challenging work that can be completed faster. But how effective you are it’s going to be determined by what you choose to do and how willing you are to commit yourself to doing the very best work you are capable of.Less is more. More is less. Fast to slow. Slow is fast. The key is effectiveness.QuestionsAre you working hard?Is the work you’re doing the work that you need to do to produce results?What work keeps you busy but doesn’t really produce results?How do get the difficult, results-producing work done first each day?What do you do to be effective? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

In-form NU, Adamson nail 4th victories

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Three-leg winner Mondilla favorite in ICTSI Players Championship LATEST STORIES The San Marcelino-based Lady Falcons thus stretched their impressive run to four and took the first Final Four seat in their side of the two-division tournament organized by Sports Vision.University of the Philippines and Arellano, tied at second with 3-1 marks, dispute the other slot this Saturday.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 shutoutBut the victory proved costly for the Lady Falcons, who lost top spiker Jema Galanza in the third set after the Adamson skipper twisted her right foot after landing off a block.Earlier, National U dominated Jose Rizal U, 25-11, 25-15, 25-13, to also go 4-0 and clinch at least a playoff for the other Final Four berth in Group A. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Adamson warded off St. Benilde’s second-set comeback to post a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory and clinch the first semifinal berth in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center on Monday.The Lady Falcons struggled against the Lady Blazers, who led midway through the second set, before escaping with a straight-sets triumph.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments MOST READlast_img read more

London Olympics: Three Indian rowers in semis, but not in contention for medals

first_imgIndian rower Sawarn Singh and the pair of Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar fell out of medal contention on Tuesday and now will be looking to make a respectable finish in the semi-finals of the 2012 London Games rowing competition at Eaton Dorney.Sawarn qualified for the semi-final ‘C’ of the men’s singles scull where the rowers will be vying for a place between 13th to 18th. Sawarn finished fourth in the third quarterfinal with a timing of 7 minutes 11.59 seconds. He was second after the 500-metre mark but slowly ran out of steam to finish fourth at the 2000m mark.Manjeet and Sandeep Kumar booked their place in semi-final ‘D’ of the lightweight doubles scull and will be looking for a finish between 19th-24th. The Indian duo qualified via a second repechage where they finished sixth with a timing of 6 minutes 54.20 seconds.last_img read more

Trans Tasman Tour Diary – Michael Chapman

first_imgWednesday, 25 April 2012 Early start this morning with the local Mudgee Dawn service. Had a fair few of us from the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams attend, swelling the local turn out to the biggest the MC had seen in 27 years. Although the air was fresh and the speeches often diverted to the story of the Titanic, there was a fair bit of pride standing with the Australian contingency.  Back to the hotel for breakfast and a quick wade in the pool before we kitted up ready for the local ANZAC Day march. Us Aussies scrubbed up alright as we were led through the streets of Mudgee by our flag bearers Stevie Roberts, Kylie Hilder and Gary Rose. We  were warmly welcomed, as it proved beneficial for the outlook and professionalism of our sport. Completed the march with the formalities in the park, with the haka, sore feet and an amazing local band as some of the highlights. Courage, camaraderie, pride and dedication were some of the words thrown around and it was hard not to parallel them to our job ahead.We were then straight out to the fields to check them out and iron out the last of our kinks. Getting the last of the cobwebs out before a team photo at the hotel, Dyl Thompson and Michael ‘Dr Dre’ Law were both notably late as hair was not perfect. Dinner plans at 7:30 at the ‘Lowe’ family winery. Perfect meal and setting for the formal jersey presentation that was to ensue. Mixed emotions as myself, along with eight others are debuting for the Mixed team at the 2012 Trans Tasman. A few wise words from Tony Trad, Jamie Stowe and Colm Maguire stuck. Enjoying every moment, continuing a strong history and the strength of the Australian contingency was a common theme throughout.With this wrapping up the formalities and preparation side of things, there seems to be a resinating hunger to just get stuck in. Can’t wait to rip into the Kiwis tomorrow. Time to cuddle up to Chucky Chan. From the Aussie Mixed, all the best to the Men’s and Women’s. Time for all that training to pay itself off! There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways: Websites: www.austouch.com.au www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia  Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets) YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

TFA Says ‘Thanks A Million’

first_imgThis week (Monday, 13 May to Sunday, 19 May) is National Volunteer Week, Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. Touch Football Australia (TFA) would like to take the opportunity to thank its hard working volunteers for their dedication to the sport of Touch Football across the country. Today there are over six million people volunteering annually in Australia, representing 36 percent of the adult population. Touch Football has thousands of volunteers that contribute their time to the sport, from local affiliates through to at a TFA Board of Management level. Board Member, Barry McNamara has been on the TFA Board for 18 months and became involved at this level as he wanted to help make a difference. “I accepted nomination to the Board to give something back to the sport while I am still an active participant,” McNamara said. Board Member, Jane Russo has been involved in Touch Football at many levels and is enjoying her time on the TFA Board. “Having been involved in Touch as a player, selector, coordinator, administrator and now a Board Member I have been fortunate enough to have seen the sport from many angles. But it has been in the role of volunteer that I have learnt the most about the sport and truly embraced it. Being on TFA’s Board of Management has been a privilege,” Russo said. “To be involved in leading the way forward for the sport I love is very rewarding and with this comes great responsibility as it’s the member’s interests that I am representing. At the end of the day I am passionate about ensuring our sport grows at the grassroots and that it continues to engage with all. Volunteering is easy when you are passionate, committed and believe in what you are doing.”TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, says that National Volunteer Week is a good opportunity to recognise the work of the sport’s volunteers, who do so much for Touch Football.“No sport can operate effectively without the valuable contribution of volunteers; however, our sport is indebted to them at so many levels.  Our sport has a heavy reliance on volunteer infrastructure to not only steer the organisation at Board level but also the technical delivery and right down to the actual delivery of our product on a weekly basis. Without this amazing contribution of time and dedicated service from so many people, our sport would not have developed into what we are today,” Maguire said. “On behalf of the TFA Board, staff and indeed participants I thank all the people that afford time to our sport on a volunteer basis.  We truly value your contribution.”For more information on National Volunteer Week, please visit the following website:www.volunteeringaustralia.org For more information on how you can get involved volunteering in Touch Football, please contact your local affiliate. Related LinksTFA Thanks Volunteerslast_img read more

6 days agoMan Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward comments

first_imgMan Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward commentsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince says club chief Ed Woodward giving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a vote of confidence is “the worst thing you can get as a manager”.Woodward this week gave Solskjaer his public backing, suggesting the pressure is off the Norwegian for the time being.”You hear chairmen come out and say that and then next minute the manager is gone,” Ince told Mirror Football. “You hate it, it is the worst thing you can get as a manager a vote of confidence.”Woodward gave Ole the contract, so he has to say that, but I’m not seeing progression like I am at Chelsea under Frank Lampard.”So unless that changes then it will change the way people think – it will change the way fans think. Obviously Man United fans love him, he scored the winner in 99′, but fans can turn and once they do it’s a tough one.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Here’s Video Of Jim Harbaugh Wearing Michigan State Gear In 1999

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)It’s a safe bet that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who also played for the Wolverines, isn’t a fan of Michigan State. But for at least one day in 1999, he intentionally wore Spartan green. This week, WXTZ-TV in Detroit unearthed footage of Harbaugh celebrating with the 1999 Michigan State basketball team during their national title run.Why does this exist? Harbaugh’s sister, Joani, is married to Tom Crean, who was then MSU’s assistant coach. Crean is now the head coach at Indiana.Harbaugh probably isn’t thrilled that this footage exists. But if his team beats MSU tomorrow, he probably won’t care.last_img read more

New magnetoresistance effect leads to fourstate memory device

first_img The researchers, Can Onur Avci et al., at MIT and ETH Zürich, have published a paper on the new memory concept in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters.”With some device and structural optimization, the bit density of existing random access memory devices may be increased by several factors, with the possibility of all-electrical operation,” Avci told Phys.org.Magnetoresistance effects date back to around 1850, when Lord Kelvin demonstrated that applying a magnetic field to a metal object increases the object’s electric resistance in one direction and decreases it in the perpendicular direction. Since then, several other types of magnetoresistance have been discovered. Most notably, Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of giant magnetoresistance, which is used to make magnetic field sensors that are found in many of the hard disk drives in today’s computers.In 2015, scientists discovered the newest magnetoresistance effect, called unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance. This effect differs from other kinds of magnetoresistance in that the change in resistance depends on the direction of either the magnetization or the electric current. As the scientists explain, this direction-dependent effect occurs because the spin-polarized electrons created by the spin Hall effect in a nonmagnetic layer are deflected in opposite directions by the magnetization of the adjacent magnetic layer. Previously, this new effect was demonstrated in two-layer structures consisting of a nonmagnetic and a magnetic layer. But by adding another magnetic layer, the researchers achieved a great potential advantage for memories: the ability to distinguish between not just two, but four magnetic states. Other types of magnetoresistance effects are only sensitive to the relative orientation of the magnetizations (parallel or antiparallel), although it’s possible to have four distinct magnetic states. Because the new effect is sensitive to the magnetization direction of individual layers, it can distinguish between all four states.The researchers then demonstrated four distinct resistance levels corresponding to the four different magnetic states in their three-layer device. They showed that the four resistance levels can be read out by a simple electric measurement, paving the way for the development of an all-electrical multi-bit-per-cell memory device.The researchers expect that it will be possible to scale up this memory device to higher bit densities by adding more layers, which could realistically enable eight different magnetization states, each with its own unique resistance level. In the future, the researchers also plan to look for materials that exhibit a larger unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance effect, which would further enhance the performance of these memory devices. (Left) With a single ferromagnetic layer, the system has two resistance levels. (Right) Adding another ferromagnet to the system creates four levels of resistance, corresponding to the four different magnetic states indicated by the arrows. Credit: Avci et al. ©2017 American Institute of Physics (Phys.org)—In 2015, scientists discovered a new magnetoresistance effect—that is, a new way in which magnetization affects a material’s electric resistance—but hadn’t yet found a promising application for the discovery, beyond the existing technologies. Now in a new paper, the same researchers have demonstrated that the effect can be used to design memories with four distinct stable magnetic states, allowing the memories to store four bits of information in a single magnetic structure. More information: Can Onur Avci et al. “A multi-state memory device based on the unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance.” Applied Physics Letters. DOI: 10.1063/1.4983784ABSTRACTWe report on a memory device concept based on the recently discovered unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance (USMR), which can store multiple bits of information in a single ferromagnetic heterostructure. We show that the USMR with possible contribution of Joule heating-driven magnetothermal effects in ferromagnet/normal metal/ferromagnet (FM/NM/FM) trilayers gives rise to four different 2nd harmonic resistance levels corresponding to four magnetization states (⇉⇉, ⇄⇄, ⇆⇆, ⇇⇇) in which the system can be found. Combined with the possibility of controlling the individual FMs by spin-orbit torques, we propose that it is possible to build an all-electrical lateral two-terminal multi-bit-per-cell memory device. © 2017 Phys.org Smart multi-layered magnetic material acts as an electric switchcenter_img Journal information: Applied Physics Letters Citation: New magnetoresistance effect leads to four-state memory device (2017, June 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-06-magnetoresistance-effect-four-state-memory-device.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more