NBA GMs believe in Curry, Green but don’t think Warriors can win title

first_imgNBA general managers may not think the Warriors are a real threat to win a championship this season, but they’re still big believers in Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.The league’s top decision-makers are calling Curry the best point guard and best pure shooter, while Green was named the most versatile defender and the NBA’s second-toughest player.With Kevin Durant gone and no Klay Thompson for at least half the season, like many fans and league observers, the men actually running NBA …last_img read more

Thalapathy 63: Is Vijay playing a football coach in Atlee’s film?

first_imgThalapathy Vijay was last seen in director AR Murugadoss’s Sarkar, which released on Diwali 2018. The film ran into controversy when senior leaders of the AIADMK party pressurised the makers to remove a particular scene from the film as it mocked former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s welfare schemes.After Sarkar’s successful run at the box office, Vijay took some time off to spend with his family. Now, the actor is training for his upcoming film, the working title of which is Thalapathy 63. Directed by Atlee, this film is tipped to be a sports drama produced by AGS Entertainment.The rumour mills are churning out reports that Vijay will be essaying the role of a football coach in the film. Also, the makers have roped in 16 debutant actors to act in the movie as football players. However, an official confirmation on the same is yet to arrive.The shooting of Thalapathy 63 is expected to commence sometime in March 2019 and the film might hit the theatres for Diwali 2019. The makers are now finalising the cast and crew of the movie.In December 2018, Atlee, cinematographer GK Vishnu and producer Archana Kalpathi were scouting locations in Hollywood. This film marks the third collaboration between Atlee and Vijay after Theri and Mersal.On November 14, AGS Entertainment issued a press statement that read, “#Thalapathy63 promises to be PAKKA MASS family entertainer with a large cast, superior technical crew and best of production value. We are putting together the best global talent to attempt a genre that will be the first of its kind for Thalapathy.”advertisementALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra is a breathtaking bride in new photos from Hindu wedding with Nick JonasALSO WATCH: 2.0 mania takes over India with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar film releaselast_img read more

17 days ago​Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi delighted with early season form

first_img​Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi delighted with early season formby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi admits that he was fearing for his career after suffering an Achilles injury last term.The 18-year-old was missing for the back end of last season after the horrific injury.However, he has found his way back to fitness and is already shining for the first team under Frank Lampard with three assists and a goal in four matches.He told Sky Sports News: “It’s an amazing feeling.”I was out for three to four months and it was crazy to even get the injury in the first place. It’s something I had to deal with mentally because I’d never experienced an injury like that before.”I’m really delighted with the way I’ve come back. I didn’t expect to get this many assists and to contribute with a goal as well. Hopefully I’ll keep improving and adding goals to my game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jared Sullinger to leave Ohio State for NBA Draft

Jared Sullinger is heading for the NBA. Sullinger announced Wednesday that he plans to forego his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the NBA Draft during a press conference at the Schottenstein Center. “I sat down with my family and we pretty much came up with the decision and I think it’s best for me to try to go at it at the next level,” Sullinger said. “And also, I wouldn’t do anything to hurt this program or any of the guys that’s a part of this program. I just thought it was best for me to (go pro).” OSU coach Thad Matta said it was time for Sullinger to head to the NBA. “I’ve always said he’s one of the most intellectual players I’ve ever coached,” Matta said. “The timing is definitely right.” The announcement comes just four days after OSU’s NCAA Tournament run ended with a 64-62 Final Four loss to Kansas Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. After the loss, Sullinger said he had not made a decision on his NBA future and did not set a timetable for announcing the decision. ESPN.com writer Chad Ford lists Sullinger as the No. 10 player on his ranking of the top 100 collegiate prospects. The player could become the seventh first-round NBA draft choice produced by OSU coach Thad Matta. During his two seasons in scarlet and gray, Sullinger started 73 of the 74 games he played, the now-former sophomore forward scored 1,282 points, hauled in 717 rebounds and tallied 59 blocks while also dishing out 89 assists. The Buckeyes won 65 games during his two seasons at OSU, earning the team the No. 1-overall seed and a No. 2 seed in the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Tournaments, respectively. OSU also claimed the outright 2011 Big Ten regular season championship, the 2011 Big Ten Tournament Championship and a share of the 2012 Big Ten regular season title. Sullinger received Associated Press First-Team All-American honors in consecutive seasons at the Schottenstein Center. Sullinger also racked up the 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, as well as selections to the 2011 and 2012 Big Ten All-Tournament team. OSU sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas, who is suspected by some to be considering an NBA future as well, also would not set a timetable for the future of his basketball career after the Buckeyes’ loss to the Jayhawks. From his Twitter account, @DT1UpNComin, Thomas tweeted Wednesday at about 1:20 p.m.: “Got time.”   Matta said he is in the process of gathering information from NBA teams to help Thomas make the best decision. Stay tuned to The Lantern for more. read more

World Cup tickets still available

first_imgFans can still buy tickets to watch the World Cup matches as tickets are still available for sale for at least 20 matches including England’s Group G opener against Tunisia, according to Daily Mail.With the tournament kicking off tomorrow afternoon when Russia face Saudi Arabia, there are still several group stage matches that have failed to sell out.It appears Volgograd, where Gareth Southgate’s team will start their campaign is struggling to attract crowds.  Although not one of the four matches held in the 45,000-seater stadium will yet be played in front of a capacity crowd. The Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Ekaterinburg Arena and Samara Arena are also not being filled to capacity.Tickets are on sale for four of the first six group matches, while the opening game only sold out on yesterday.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.FIFA admits the lack of sold out stadiums is down to a batch of 120,000 extra tickets which were put on sale last week.Even for England’s game, there are still tickets to see France take on Australia in Kazan on Saturday afternoon, as well as Colombia against Senegal.Saudi Arabia’s clash with Egypt in Group A has the largest amounts of tickets still available, with medium availability in Category 1 and low availability in Category 2.last_img read more

De Rossi I am AS Roma property

first_imgAS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has revealed the pressure he deals with as a “symbol of Roma” and declares himself as “the property of Roma fans.”De Rossi opens up about the weight of the expectations on his shoulders and has reiterated his commitment to AS Roma and their fans, ahead of their match Chievo on Sunday.“Do you know what it means to be a symbol of Roma? It is an enormous responsibility that you always carry on your shoulders. It means you have no choice,” he told Il Romanista newspaper.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“When in the past I had offers or we were on the verge of bankruptcy or when things weren’t going well, when someone calls it isn’t you that replies, because I am Roma in the sense that I am property of Roma, of the fans of Roma.“I Daniele De Rossi am the property of the Roma fans.”last_img read more

Report Ramsey has signed for Juventus

first_imgArsenal forward Aaron Ramsey has completed signing of his contract with Italian side Juventus which will be valid from July 1.Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia reports the Welshman opted to join Juventus ahead of other clubs who wanted his signature this transfer window.Ramsey’s current deal with Arsenal is due to expire at the end of the season hence his decision to seek for a move to another club.It is reported Ramsey already had his medical in Spain rather than London and has put pen to paper.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Juve opted not to pay €20m to have Ramsey this January and prefer to leave him in London for the rest of the season.It was gathered that French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain wanted the services of the Wales International but he turned the offer down.Juventus are currently top of the Serie A table and will hope to maintain the lead to the end of the season.last_img read more

Early Morning Collision On Seward Highway Involving Two Semi Trucks

first_imgHoward was transported by Cooper Landing EMS to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Impairment was not a factor in the crash. All occupants reported wearing safety belts. Howard’s truck was towed from the scene of the crash. Weather and road conditions were snow and blowing snow. The semi-trucks struck mirrors on a curve in the highway which caused Howard to take evasive action and strike a guardrail next to the northbound lane of travel. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers responded to a commercial motor vehicle collision near mile post 45.0 of the Sterling Highway early this morning near Cooper Landing. After Howard’s truck struck the guardrail it crossed the center line and struck a rock wall next to the southbound lane of travel. According to the online trooper dispatch, James Crawford, 67, of Sterling, was traveling south in a 2010 Freightliner semi-truck pulling double trailers. Loren Howard, age 48 of Anchorage, was traveling north in a 2010 Freightliner semi-truck pulling a single trailer.last_img read more

KPBSD Passes Preliminary Budget Now Asks Borough To Fund To The Max

first_imgResidents of the Kenai Peninsula testified during the Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday, April 3, advocating for full funding for the district. KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “The Board of Education was able approve our recommended budget to move forward to the borough. That budget includes maximum funding request from the borough so we can maintain our existing people/teacher ratio in the classroom, and not experience use of fund balance.”  The budget still needs to be finalized by the borough assembly which has 30 days to respond to the district’s budget request. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District passed their preliminary budget  of roughly $143 million on Monday, April 2, and are now asking the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to fund education at the maximum level. Leslie: “We need well funded schools so we can keep an adequate number of teachers in the building, and to provide them with a quality curriculum at which to teach. Cutting corners with education may not be worth the cost to our future.” Dusek: “Now it’s a lot of work with the assembly and also our public, but I’m confident that everyone will believe that our school district does great things and is a good investment for our kids.” KPBSD is asking for $52 million from the borough in order to fund the school district to the maximum level. The budget is primarily made up of funding from the borough and the state. It would also draw $1.3 million from the district’s fund balance to cover the FY19 expenditures of $143.5 million At the assembly meeting, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce spoke in favor of funding to the max, with use of the fund balance and the land trust. John: “I want you to take a moment and think about what does this look like next year, what does it look like in 5 years, 15 years, and 25 years. Where do we want the Kenai Peninsula School District to be? We are currently a really great school district, but we can’t hold onto that without funding education to the cap.”last_img read more

Chemists devise means to use bacteria to encode secret messages

first_imgFluorescence images of BL21(DE3)pLysE fluorescent strains after growth and induced FP expression by IPTG. Image (c) PNAS, see doi:10.1073/pnas.1109554108 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. Theoretical physicists offer explanation of how bacteria might generate radio waves More information: InfoBiology by printed arrays of microorganism colonies for timed and on-demand release of messages, PNAS, Published online before print September 26, 2011, doi:10.1073/pnas.1109554108AbstractThis paper presents a proof-of-principle method, called InfoBiology, to write and encode data using arrays of genetically engineered strains of Escherichia coli with fluorescent proteins (FPs) as phenotypic markers. In InfoBiology, we encode, send, and release information using living organisms as carriers of data. Genetically engineered systems offer exquisite control of both genotype and phenotype. Living systems also offer the possibility for timed release of information as phenotypic features can take hours or days to develop. We use growth media and chemically induced gene expression as cipher keys or “biociphers” to develop encoded messages. The messages, called Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM), consist of a matrix of spots generated by seven strains of E. coli, with each strain expressing a different FP. The coding scheme for these arrays relies on strings of paired, septenary digits, where each pair represents an alphanumeric character. In addition, the photophysical properties of the FPs offer another method for ciphering messages. Unique combinations of excited and emitted wavelengths generate distinct fluorescent patterns from the Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM). This paper shows a new form of steganography based on information from engineered living systems. The combination of bio- and “photociphers” along with controlled timed-release exemplify the capabilities of InfoBiology, which could enable biometrics, communication through compromised channels, easy-to-read barcoding of biological products, or provide a deterrent to counterfeiting. Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com Called Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM), the process is pretty simple. The team first developed seven different strains of the E. coli bacteria that grow in different colors (when bathed in ultraviolet light). They then devised a simple coding scheme based on pairings of the colors to represent letters of the alphabet (and some symbols). Next, they applied the bacteria to a plate of agar (a gelatinous substance that serves as food for the bacteria) where they grew into their respective color types. Next, a sheet of a nitrocellulose type material (that looks pretty much like paper) was pressed over the plate of agar, imprinting it with the bacteria. The result was then dried, causing the coloring attribute to disappear, making it ready for possible placement into an envelope for posting. After some time passed, the paper-like material was pressed onto an agar plate and the bacteria grew once again into their coloring, revealing the coded message.The process is so simple in fact, that it’s a wonder that no one thought to do it until now. Other means for encoding messages, such as stamping them into DNA, are in comparison much more complicated and expensive. The downside to this method of course, is that if someone wishes to intercept the message, it wouldn’t be all that hard to decode the message if they knew that it was bacteria encoded. To get around this problem, the team added fluorescence to antibiotic resistant genes so that the message would only become visible when ampicillin, for example, was introduced. Thus, the would-be snooper would not only need to know which method of coding was used, e.g. bacterial, they’d also have to know which antibiotic to use to reveal the right message. Message makers could even encode a false message for those using the wrong antibiotic.The authors also note that other factors could be engineered into their process as well, such as setting the bacteria to grow at certain times, or to die at others so the message won’t last long. Also, other types of nutrients that are maybe a little harder to find could be used re-grow the bacteria.Also, while such technology has obvious applications in espionage, other uses might be to watermark certain organic material or organisms to prevent counterfeiting. Citation: Chemists devise means to use bacteria to encode secret messages (2011, September 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-chemists-bacteria-encode-secret-messages.html (PhysOrg.com) — In the endless search to develop newer and cooler ways to send messages between people without other’s intercepting them, chemists from Tufts University working together have figured out a way to use a strain of bacteria to encode a message on a paper-like material that can then later be de-coded by the receiver. Manuel Palacios and David Walta, along with their team describe in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, how they did it.last_img read more