first_imgArsenal’s careless defending wasn’t the only frustration for Wenger, who felt Arsenal were wrongly denied an equaliser when Alexandre Lacazette’s strike was ruled out for offside.Replays showed the officials got the decision correct, but that didn’t stop Wenger saying: “We were unlucky. I think we scored a regular goal that was given offside and it wasn’t offside. It’s a very easy decision.“It’s a difficult defeat to swallow. We had chances. We should have won the game comfortably.”After coming from behind to beat Leicester 4-3 in their season opener, this was a far less battling performance from Arsenal and Wenger admitted the loss was a big blow.“It was difficult to get the fluency. We tried but we couldn’t find the goal. There was lack of anticipation in the box with the second ball,” he said.“To lose a game like that is disappointing You don’t want to lose games that you should win.”Share on: WhatsApp Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger blasted Arsenal’s defenders for their sloppy display as Stoke stunned the Gunners with a 1-0 victory on Saturday.Wenger’s side crashed to their first Premier League defeat of the season thanks to Jese Rodriguez’s 47th minute strike at the bet365 Stadium.Jese was allowed to gallop into the penalty area unchecked and Arsenal boss Wenger couldn’t hide his disappointment.“It was frustrating getting caught cold for the goal. Defensively there is no excuse. We gave them a cheap goal,” Wenger fumed.“We knew it was important not to make a defensive mistake. But we came out straight after half-time, were too sluggish and paid for it.“We gave them too much freedom in the middle. I was not convinced by our central defence today.”last_img read more


first_img Teenage champions Bradley Moore and Marco Penge are included in a new look England Golf men’s squad for 2015/16.  They are among seven newcomers to the squad after a number of players switched to professional ranks. The others are: Jamie Bower, Alfie Plant, Jonathan Thomson, Sean Towndrow and Ashton Turner. There are also five new players in the nine-strong England men’s A squad: Jake Burnage, Will Enefer, Josh Hilleard, Gian-Marco Petrozzi and Will Whiteoak. The England women’s squad includes seven members of the previous line-up, among them English amateur champion Bronte Law and English stroke play winner Sammie Giles. They will be joined by four new players: Emma Allen, Eloise Healey, Sophie Lamb and Lizzie Prior. The full squads are: England Men Jamie Bower (Meltham), Adam Chapman (Windermere), Paul Kinnear (Formby), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park), Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood), Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park), Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick), Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale), Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park). Moore, 18, led the qualifiers for the British boys’ championship and is the English U18 boys’ champion, while Penge, 17, (image © Leaderboard Photography), is the winner of the England Golf boys’ order of merit, holds two junior titles and is the Scottish men’s stroke play champion. Bower, Towndrow and Turner are all promoted from the A squad and are all England internationals, as are Chapman, Kinnear and Plant. Jonathan Thomson tied fourth in the European amateur and was sixth in the Brabazon Trophy. Kinnear, who played in The Open at St Andrews, and Chapman, who retained his North of England title, were both in last year’s squad. England A Ben Amor (Marlborough), Jake Burnage (Saunton), William Enefer (Wrekin), Tom Gandy (Rowanby), Scott Gregory (Corhampton), Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park), Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham), Will Whiteoak (Shipley) and Andrew Wilson (Darlington). Amor, Gandy, Gregory and Wilson were all members of the squad last year. Burnage won the Philip Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate score in the Berkshire and Brabazon Trophies, while Hilleard was fourth on the men’s order of merit after a season which included wins in the Midlands amateur and North of England Youths. Whiteoak won the Tillman Trophy and led the northern qualifiers for the Brabazon. Petrozzi and Enefer are both boy internationals who have had a host of high finishes this year. Enefer, who was runner-up in the German boys’ amateur, has had eight top ten finishes while Petrozzi has had six. England Women Emma Allen (Meon Valley), Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Sammie Giles (St Mellion), Eloise Healey (West Lancashire), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Bronte Law (Bramhall), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) and Lizzie Prior (Burhill). Allen, Healey and Prior played alongside Hewson in the England team which won the girls’ Home Internationals for the eighth successive year. The fourth newcomer to the squad, Sophie Lamb, was in England’s winning team at women’s Home Internationals together with Clews and Giles. Six members of the squad are based at university in the USA: Law, the world number five and winner of the England Golf women’s order of merit; MacLaren, last year’s British strokeplay champion; Clyburn, the 2014 English girls’ champion; Prior, the winner of the England Golf girls’ order of merit; Allen, the winner of the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters; and Hewson, who was second at qualifying at the European women’s team championship. Lianna Bailey was second amateur at the recent WPGA International Challenge on the LET Access Series. 11 Nov 2015 Young champions in new look England squads last_img read more


first_img:10 Wait…Wait…Wait… Just wait a minute, wait a minute man. Will you please just hold on a minute and let me get this straight! I’m trying to get a real good understanding here. You mean to tell me that General David Petraeus, the same guy that won the wars in the Middle East…the same guy that’s the head of the CIA…that guy was busted having an affair with another woman. WILL—YOU—PLEASE—TELL—ME—HOW—THE —HEAD—OF—THE—CIA—CAN’T– KEEP—HIS—AFFAIR—A—SECRET!?!? The CIA is in the keep a secret business. I mean, that’s what they do. No wonder we can’t rule the world. C’mon man! BILL NEAL :09 President Obama…“You shook up the world again.” …You’re a bad man! Now, rumble young man rumble.:08 Alright, alright, here is some sports stuff (you know, some of you can get on a brother’s nerves…I know, it’s a sports column!) At The Buzzer hhheeerrreee we go!•Pitt football team you take undefeated Notre Dame to the wire in a game you should have won by ten and then you go up to Connecticut and lose to one of the worst teams in the nation…I got nothing!•The real Steelers beat the real Giants. They will beat the Ravens twice and win the division. Take it to the bank.•By now you’ve heard that famed boxing coach and commentator Emmanuel Steward died at the too young age of 68. A tragic loss to be sure.•And yet Penn State rolls on!•Hey “Bama”, what you gonna do now?•No hockey…no worries mun.•The Pirates end the season the same as the last twenty and the owner says there will be no changes in the front office…ok?•The Pittsburgh Bullits, pro-basketball team, kicked off their season. Check them out when you get the chance. Call the Homewood YMCA for info.:07 Oh, don’t worry, I didn’t forget. Here it is. I told the fellas at the gym Thursday night Mike Brown had to go. Friday morning, he was gone.:06 City League football got through it and basketball season is here. Keep supporting City League athletics. The best is yet to come and our kids need us more now than ever.:05 Speaking of City League sports…and I was, mark your calendar right now and tell all your senior high school basketball players, both boys and girls, the Champions High School All-Star Basketball Classic will return big time Saturday, April 6 and will showcase the best players in western Pa. This year’s program will also feature the presentation of the Warren Wilson Jr. High School/ college prep program to get high school players ready for the next level. Stay tuned for more information.:04 Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers wide receiver, got hit with a $15,000 fine for faking an injury in the Giants game and the Steelers got tagged with a $35,000 fine of their own. Hey guys, money well spent!:03 Movie Review Time. You love it, yes you do…yes, you do. If you’ve forgotten why Denzel is the man, just go see Flight and it will all come back to you. I give it three basketballs and do yourself a favor and punch up American Gangster and Hurricane when you get a minute and re-enjoy the other two movies he should have won an Oscar for.:02 Ok, let me get this straight. I am busy trying to get Obama re-elected, Hurricane Sandy hits like a ton, we gotta get the Steelers in and out of New York, and my Lakers are 0 for 4 out the gate (including 8 straight pre-season losses) and Vince Neal and his retired Band of Gypsies over at some breakfast joint want to correct me on when his party was! (Band of Gypsies…Jimi Hendrix 1970). Hey Vinnie, you and the boys got too much old man time on your hands. What you really need to be worrying about is how you get your No. 1 party position back. And don’t be hatin’ the two top seeds now… remember, jealousy is one of the seven sins. Yep, you guessed it…c’mon man!:01 Coming At Ya!•On Nov. 24, Champion Enterprises will host the 37th Annual Rev. Duane A. Darkins Memorial Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner. If you want to help, call The Champions at 412-628-4856.•The Pittsburgh United Rays Corvette Club will host their annual holiday party Dec. 1, at 3 Lakes Golf Club from 9 p.m. until ? For information, call 412-287-8610 or 412-559-8432.•The 37th Annual Willie Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards Banquet coming up Dec. 9 at 3 Lakes Golf Club, 6-10 p.m., honoring Michael Moore, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Pittsburgh Steeler Wes Lyons and featuring national vocalist Yolanda Barber in concert. For information, call 412-628-4856.•Toys for Champions Christmas Party and Toy Giveaway, Dec. 22 at the Penn Avenue Wilkinsburg McDonald’s, 12-6 p.m. Children must be present.•Five Starr Corp. holiday “Red Par-Tay,” Dec. 2, Old School Par-Tay Style. Stay tuned.~ GAME OVER ~last_img read more


first_imgSubmitted by Alaffia Women in Togo sewing items for the new Queen Alaffia accessory line with founder Rose Hyde in the background.Alaffia, a socially committed organization working to alleviate poverty in West Africa, recently launched a new line of accessories called Queen Alaffia. Every piece in the collection is a one of a kind work of art handmade at the Alaffia Artisan Center in Sokodé, Togo, West Africa. The center rehabilitates women who fell prey to the sex trade because of extreme poverty and circumstances beyond their control. Queen Alaffia offers a stable income and respectable environment so the women will never again need to sell their bodies to provide for themselves and their families.Kafui, a Queen Alaffia artisan, dropped out of school after the 7th grade and joined a seamstress apprentice program. She was able to open a shop, but was the victim of several break-ins and thefts. Kafui resorted to prostitution in order to support herself and her two children. She has had an extremely difficult life; most of her family is no longer alive and she became pregnant when she was just a teenager after being raped. In spite of the hardships, she is working to better her life and vows she “will never go back” to prostitution, as Queen Alaffia has given her an opportunity she never imagined.The line features accessories made with vibrant, hand-printed West African fabrics, including purses and bags, scarves, hair accessories, a sun hat, and a wallet. The full selection can be viewed at www.QueenAlaffia.com.The Yemi Bag is just one of the gorgeous accessories in the new Queen Alaffia line.About Alaffia: Alaffia, located in Olympia, Washington and Togo, West Africa, was founded in 2004 to alleviate poverty and empower communities in West Africa through the fair trade of indigenous resources. The raw ingredients used in their body care products are handcrafted using traditional techniques at cooperatives in Togo, which employ over 500 women. The finished products are produced in Olympia. Alaffia’s sales are reinvested into West African communities through Empowerment Projects, which aim to advance gender equality and eradicate poverty. Alaffia’s product lines include Alaffia, Authentic, Everyday Shea, Everyday Coconut, Beautiful Curls, and Queen Alaffia. Alaffia was named Whole Foods Market’s 2014 Supplier of the Year and Thurston County’s 2014 Employer of the Year. Facebook80Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


first_imgUntil it gets closer to a lease being issued, it is unknown how many turbines would be proposed or how tall they would be.Obtaining the rights to lease does not necessarily mean approval will be granted for the project.The triangle-shaped NYWEA is positioned between major shipping lanes. So, ALS and COA have a concern about how it would af fect shipping.“In a storm, you don’t want a lot of structures (just) outside the traffic lanes,” Dillingham said.Also, ALS has concerns about NYWEA’s impact on fishing, habitat for whales and whales being displaced into shipping lanes.On a positive note, wind energy is cleanly generated power.“Offshore wind can play a role in climate change mitigation,” Dillingham said.“Clean Ocean Action is supportive of responsibly developed wind (power),” Lees said. “We always emphasize the ‘responsibly developed.’”“People react differently to these windmills,” Dillingham said. “Some people love them, some people hate them.”Comments on the NYWEA may be made at this link. Or you can find it electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, then entering BOEM-2016-0027 in the keyword or identification area, and, finally, clicking on “search.” Comments may be made by mail to the BOEM Office of Renewable Energy Programs, 45600 Woodland Road, VAM-OREP, Sterling, VA., 20166, attention: Comments on New York PSN (Proposed Sale Notice). By Joseph SapiaA comment period on the sale of leasing rights for a 127-square-mile wedge of the Atlantic Ocean east of Sandy Hook for windmill-generated electricity ends in early August.The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is soliciting comments until Friday, Aug. 5, or the end of a 60-day period, on the New York Wind Energy Area (NYWEA). The website for the project is www.boem.gov/New-York/.The site is about 18-1/2 miles east of Sandy Hook and extends to the southeast for about 30 miles at its longest point.Its closest point to land is about 12-1/2 miles south of Long Beach, New York. For boaters and anglers, it is in the area of the ocean’s Hudson Canyon.Locally based environmental groups – such as Clean Ocean Action (COA) and the American Littoral Society (ALS), both based at Sandy Hook – are monitoring the process and commenting on it.“We’re looking at this one,” said Tim Dillingham, ALS’ executive director. “It’s a big proposal. We’ll weigh in. We want the right stuff to go in the right place.”“This is the start of a long process,” said Zachary Lees, COA’s ocean and coastal policy attorney. “This is the first step in a process to put a wind farm out there.”The NYWEA came about after the New York State Power Authority approached BOEM in September 2011 about creating an offshore wind farm site. The Power Authority proposed up to 194 turbines producing about 700 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power 245,000 homes.No utility has been selected to use the site. But six utilities have so far expressed interest, with the deadline also being Aug. 5.last_img read more


first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RED BANK – It’s like a home brewing kit for oyster wranglers.That’s the way Aleksandr Modjeski described the miniature oyster nursery tanks he hopes to have in hand next summer to boost the Operation Oyster initiative started by The American Littoral Society.“The idea of these kits is about community engagement,” said Modjeski, a boat captain and licensed U.S. Coast Guard operator of uninspected passenger vessels with over 680 days at sea. “We have a great group of local volunteers who are dedicated to restoring the oyster population in our river system and they’re attracted to the idea of creating life. If we can marry that concept with the do-it-yourself spirit of brewing your own beer, the hope is that we’ll appeal to even more people,” Modjeski added.The design of these DIY oyster nurseries would be a scaled-down version of the tank and pumping system Modjeski and his team have constructed on the promenade behind the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank.Modjeski and representatives from the American Littoral Society gathered at the Oyster Point Hotel June 30 to unveil their “spat tank,” a controlled aquatic habitat approximately the size of a large bathtub, filled with whelk shell-clusters where oyster larvae can be raised and monitored until their maturation warrants placement in local rivers.Though Modjeski’s full-size tank can house hundreds of thousands of oyster larvae and hundreds of whelk shells, the do-it-yourself kits would be substantially smaller and much easier to maintain, with between 50 and 80 shells and a few thousand larvae.“Cost of production is always the big question but our financial development director believes its feasible,” Modjeski said. “There are several grants we can apply for to help with funding or individuals or groups of volunteers can fund one just like a home brewing kit. There are options and I’m sure we’ll explore all avenues.”Prompting the discussion of these kits is a promising development with Operation Oyster, as the Modjeski and the American Littoral Society recently revealed that their efforts behind the Oyster Point Hotel have resulted in the growth of a substantial number of oysters.In mid-July Modjeski ventured to the banks of the Navesink and placed 500,000 oyster larvae inside the tank. When he returned last week he was thrilled to find an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 had set on the whelk shells and their growth has continued at a rapid rate.“We had a really great set. It’s something we’re really proud of,” Modjeski said. “They’re not only surviving in the tank but they’re growing fast.”American Littoral Society’s executive director, Tim Dillingham, called this successful larvae set inspiring and said the next step is to try and develop the specimens further in the actual river system itself.“Now that they’re on the shell, we have to put the shell in the river and try and grow them out,” said Dillingham, who noted that similar successful oyster growth efforts taking place in the Chesapeake Bay are proof that this process can work and the model on which Operation Oyster is based.“This next part of the process, growing them out in the river, is what will really inform us about the habitat qualities of the different parts of the river. We don’t know yet if there’s a sweet spot out there for oyster growth, but if there is, we’re going to let nature run it’s course and lead us to it,” Dillingham added.The way in which the larvae will be placed in the rivers is by fastening the whelk shell clusters to docks that are privately owned by volunteers. These volunteers have already started placing batches of shells on their docks by crafting “Whelk-come Mats,” a flat rig made of abandoned crab trap material with whelk shells fastened to it.According to Modjeski, if his DIY oyster growth kits catch on, a single volunteer oyster wrangler with one small nursery could produce enough oyster larvae for five docks, substantially expanding the efforts of Operation Oyster.This article was first published in the August 9-16, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_img 1-4 p.m. Curling open house 3:30-5:30 p.m. loonie/toonie Shinny/Skate/Swim @ NDCC Come one, come all.Friday is the kick off to Sports Day in Canada with third Jersey Day in downtown Nelson.The Nelson Regional Sports Council is encouraging the public to wear their favourite jersey to work, school or just while shopping. 1-4 p.m. Squash Club open house (above the Royal on Baker) Donate a $1 to KidSport Nelson and wear the jersey at the NDCC and be entered into draw for Nelson Leafs jersey.Friday night is set aside for the Community Sport Hero Awards from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.Ten recipients of the award will be honoured and celebrated for their outstanding volunteer efforts for their chosen sports.Vancouver’s ViaSport representative for Canadian Sport for Life will be giving a key note speech.Saturday, there are many events for the public to try, including an National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) Coaching course called Fundamental Movement skills workshop.The course is being offered Saturday from 8:30-noon. Registration is $15 and applicants should register through [email protected] Try it day events are planned during the afternoon at: 1-4 p.m. Indoor soccer facility open house – various sports (soccer/bocce/skipping/dryland Nordic)last_img read more


first_imgHowever, the Leafs took the foot off the gas pedal allowing the Braves to get a late second period goal by Andrew Clark to cut the lead in half.Clark’s goal deflected off a Leaf defenceman over the shoulder of netminder Devin Allen.Nelson was able to withstand the press from the Braves in the third before scoring a couple of late goals by Fitzpatrick and Sawyer Hunt to secure the win.“We’re getting shots, but we’ve got to start to bury our chances when we get them,” Thompson said.Nelson outshot the Braves by a wide 49-22 advantage.Allen won for the third time in three starts for Nelson.Newcomer Mason Mullaney, Fitzpatrick and Kolten Nelson each finished the game with two points for Nelson.Nelson, improving to 7-4-0-0-1, trails Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks by one point in the standings.The Hawks, winners of four straight games, edged Golden Rockets 3-1 at the Fruitvale Arena.ICE CHIPS: Nelson out scored the opposition 13-7 on the recent home stand, posting wins against Castlegar, Grand Forks and Spokane. . . . The goal by Sawyer Hunt was the first in five games for the Nelson native. . . . Andy Fitzpatrick finished the weekend with three goals, including the winner Friday against Grand Forks.  . . . Leafs travel to Fruitvale to face the Hawks Friday before returning to host Columbia Valley Rockies Saturday. The game is the first against Eddie Mountain Division opposition for Nelson. . . . Nelson coach Mario DiBella said there will be a decision this week regarding the netminding position on the club. Currently Nelson has four goalies in camp with Jason Sandhu on the injury list. At this stage of the season it’s all about taking care of business.Andy Fitzpatrick scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 decision over the lowly Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, the third on home ice in as many games, keeps Nelson perfect against the cellar-dwelling Braves — a team the Leafs must beat to have any chance of winning the Murdoch Division.“These were very big points for us,” said Leaf defenceman Dash Thompson following the game.“We’ve had a pretty good start to the season so these wins should help keep us going.”Nelson dominated the Braves through the first 30 minutes of the game but was only able to muster a pair of goals.Fitzpatrick and Sam Weber scored less than a minute apart in the first period to give the Leafs the early lead.last_img read more


first_img(Visited 506 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Ultima Thule, the farthest object ever visited up close by a spacecraft, looks like a snowman.New Horizons, the spacecraft that already made history with its stunning photos of Pluto in 2015, has just made history again. On New Year’s Day 2019, it flew just 2,200 miles above the surface of a Kuiper-Belt Object (KBO) named Ultima Thule (technically, 2014 MU69). New Horizons not only survived the encounter, controlled by engineers 4 billion miles away on earth, but captured images and data that will take 20 months to fully download from that vast distance.NASA released the first low-resolution color images today (see Space.com). Mission scientists remarked that it looks like a snowman more than a peanut or bowling pin, as earlier faint images suggested. Its two lobes are either lightly touching or welded together. Scientists decided to refer to the bigger lobe as Ultima, and the smaller lobe as Thule.Color image, higher-resolution B/W image, and combined image.As with the Pluto encounter, high-resolution images will take days or weeks to download. Principal investigator Alan Stern said, “It’s just going to get better and better.” Already, though, some hints of color and large features are visible. The object has a definite reddish cast, probably from space weathering of surface material. Leah Crane at New Scientist says the following about curious shape of the object:New Horizons co-investigator Jeff Moore said that because the two lobes show no obvious signs of damage from a collision, they probably hit one another slowly, at about a walking pace. “If you had a collision with another car at those speeds, you might not even bother to fill out the insurance forms,” he said.Yet surely it must strike scientists as surprising that two objects would approach each other with such low energy as to stick together rather than blast each other into smithereens. Could such an arrangement survive billions of years of rotation and perturbations by other passing objects?MU69 appears to be a pristine planetary building block, or planetesimal, left over from the early solar system, so researchers hope that it will tell us about the formation of the planets. “What we’re looking at is essentially one of the first planetesimals,” said Moore, “These are the only remaining basic building blocks in the backyard of the solar system.”And yet the planetesimal hypothesis has been coming under fire in recent years (22 December 2018). Leah Crane says the object is “rock covered with weird ice,” possibly composed of methane and nitrogen.Update 1/03/19: “The team says that the two spheres likely joined as early as 99 percent of the way back to the formation of the solar system” (Science Daily). Nowhere does anyone question how two fragile objects could avoid divorce for 4.5 billion years.Juno Io Is Young, Too?A different spacecraft that is at Jupiter, named Juno (29 June 2017), imaged a volcanic plume on the little moon Io that stands out prominently on the speck of image taken 186,000 miles away, reports Space.com. This must have been a major eruption to be visible from that far. Meghan Bartels says, “The activity is spurred by Jupiter’s massive gravity tugging at the moon,” but she fails to mention whether that kind of dynamic activity could continue for 4.5 billion years.Secular reporters usually fail to connect the dots. This may be on purpose. They will make contradictory statements in isolation so that the public doesn’t see the trick. The quote above about Io is a prime example: on the one hand, Jupiter causes Io to erupt (but no mention of age). On the other hand, the Jupiter system is alleged to be 4.5 billion years old (but no mention of the activity). Critical thinkers have to connect those two statements to see the age problem, because the moyboy media will never do it for you.Prediction time: The high-resolution images and data from New Horizons will surprise planetary scientists with evidence of youth on Ultima Thule. The mission scientists will express great surprise and bafflement over surface features, a possible atmosphere, or activity that contradict the alleged age of the object. Based on previous discoveries, it’s a pretty safe bet, but we shall see.last_img read more