About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp on Liverpool title-run: We’ll enjoy the rideby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp says Liverpool will “enjoy the ride” as they look to claim their first top-flight title win in close to 30 years.The Reds can extend their gap at the top of the table to nine points with a win over third-placed Manchester City at the Etihad tonight.Klopp isn’t willing to put any pressure on his players and insists they will take everything as it comes.”Now, we are in a really good moment, that’s true, but we have to go to Manchester City and play all the other big ones apart from Arsenal,” Klopp told Gary Neville on Sky Sports.”It’s football. I don’t need to know now what will be in May. Who can’t really live with the time between now and May? Go on holiday and switch everything off then come back in May and see what happened. I cannot change that. I don’t want to. I want to enjoy the ride until May!”For us, the target was to qualify for the Champions League and even that is not sure because the others can win 17 games in a row.”We have to only be focused on us and that’s what we do and so far, the mood in the club and around has got better and better. We will see where that leads us to.”
zoom Swedish marine engineering company Fartygskonstruktioner AB (FKAB) has completed the conversion of MV Zhen Hua 32 from a bulk carrier to a heavy deck cargo ship. Owned by China-based ZPMC’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited, the converted ship is now able to carry large equipment such as bridge container crane by roll on roll off method.The 2000-built vessel features a length of 235 meters and a width of 43 meters.This is the third conversion carried out by FKAB for ZPMC.At the beginning of 2015, the company converted an Aframax tanker to a semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.The second conversion started in mid-2015 and included MV Zhen Hua 31, a bulk carrier which was converted to a bridge crane and large equipment carrier.
Germany’s World Cup-winning captain Lothar Matthaus has predicted that this year’s final will be contested between both Brazil and EnglandBrazil are playing Belgium today at the Kazan Arena for a place in the final four against either France or Uruguay.While England have a more favourable route to the final on paper with a victory against Sweden on Saturday will set them up for a semi-final meeting either hosts Russia or Croatia in what will be their first appearance at that stage of the tournament in 28 years.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I expect Brazil versus England in the final, because France and Belgium are on the same side of the draw as Brazil and these teams will knock each other out,” said Matthaus, according to Yahoo.“[England] have a young squad with a high culture of playing football, with a lot of speed and a great striker like Harry Kane. Their trust in their own abilities seems to be huge. The team is fearless and also benefits from the great coaches who work with them in the Premier League.”Matthaus was the captain of the West Germany that claimed the World Cup title in 1990.
Billericay Town Football Club’s owner Glenn Tamplin is one of the most eccentric owners in the English football lower tier leaguesThis has been a crazy week for National League South team Billericay Town F.C. after the club hired manager Steve Watt, only to fire him a few hours later.According to The Telegraph, eccentric owner, Glenn Tamplin added Watt to the team’s WhatsApp group, only to remove him later.“I’ve had to sack him because he was slagging us off last year,” Tamplin wrote on the group.“One minute we were all saying how much we were looking forward to working with the guy, the next he was gone,” one of the players said.“I’ve never seen anything like it. Apparently, when he was in charge of Margate last season he had a few digs at Glenn and it’s all come out. Hopefully, something gets sorted soon.”The team’s manager position is vacant after Harry Wheeler was sacked last month.Billericay Town F.C. was founded in 1880 and is the second most successful club in FA Vase history, winning the competition on three occasions.Thank you Harry for everything you done for us I’ll say it again on here as I have in person I’m sorry for the way it ended, Good luck in the future ? https://t.co/JJq1EXS5sb— Glenn Tamplin (@glenntamplin) September 11, 2018
“We want to help unaffected growers get back into production and enable stores and consumers to re-stock. One goal we’re seeking is to make this type of labeling the new standard rather than a short-term fix; as a way to improve identification and traceability in the system.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The romaine lettuce responsible for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 30 people across multiple states likely originated in California, according to Food and Drug Administration. They are currently working with growers and distributors on labeling produce with a “post-purge” date to inform consumers that certain products are now safe to eat. States affected by the outbreak include California (which had the highest number of cases — 10), Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. Two days before Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert saying 32 people across 11 states had become sick because of contaminated romaine lettuce. The CDC is advising people avoid romaine lettuce completely. “New romaine from different growing regions, including Florida and Arizona, will soon be harvested,” the FDA tweeted. “We’re working with growers and distributors on labeling produce for location and harvest date and possibly other ways of informing consumers that the product is ‘post-purge’” The FDA is hoping to create a new labeling standard that would require companies to show where lettuce is from and when it is harvested.
KPBSD Communications Liaison Pegge Erkeneff: “We have so many amazing teachers in our district. I get to hear all of these stories, and there is just not enough time in the day to share them with our community, but our teachers are just rockstars.” Soldotna Store Manager Scott Heuiser says it’s their way of saying thanks: “Tomorrow, we will be giving out free 12oz drinks to all the teachers in the area. If they wanna drop on in for that free drink.” Teacher Appreciation Week begins on May 6; five days dedicated to making sure your educators know how much you appreciate them. For Teacher Appreciation Week, which kicks off Monday, some local restaurants are offering free meals, buy-one-get-one free deals and discounts, like Kaladi Brothers. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, on May 7, all teachers will receive a free 12oz drink of choice at any Kaladi Brothers Cafe.
Claire Allbright / The Texas Tribune(Left – right) U.S. Reps. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi; Ted Poe, R-Humble; Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land; Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands; Joe Barton, R-Ennis; Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo; Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston; Al Green, D-Houston; Jodey Arrington, R-Lubbock; John Culberson, R-Houston; Brian Babin, R-Woodville; Gene Green, D-Houston; and Vicente González, D-McAllen, hold a press conference following the passage of a tax relief package for those affected by recent hurricanes.In a rare vote that did not follow Texas delegation party lines, the U.S. House passed a measure on Thursday that will reauthorize the collection of foreign surveillance within the United States for another six years. The legislation will extend the government’s capacity to collect the correspondence of foreign targets from American cell phone and technology companies without a warrant, including when an American is involved in the conversation.Republicans mostly backed the measure and Democrats largely opposed it. But many members crossed party lines as those from both ends of the political spectrum have raised privacy concerns about domestic surveillance.Some libertarian-minded Texas Republicans voted against it – including U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess of Lewisville, Blake Farenthold of Corpus Christi, Louie Gohmert of Tyler, Ted Poe of Humble, Randy Weber of Friendswood and Roger Williams of Austin. On the Democratic side, U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Marc Veasey of Fort Worth voted with Republicans to pass the measure, as did Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In the larger body, the measure passed 256 to 164. There was serious question earlier in the day over whether the measure would pass at all after President Donald Trump tweeted critically on the policy Thursday morning. He then pulled back an hour and a half later with a subsequent tweet urging lawmakers to reauthorize the program after reportedly speaking with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan. The legislation still needs to pass the Senate. In a post on Facebook, Poe described the measure as “a flawed reauthorization bill that contains virtually no reforms, violates Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights, and approves warrantless surveillance of our very own citizens.”Cuellar said the program is an important tool for tracking potential terrorists.“I have been a consistent advocate for a strong national defense, and that includes our ability to stop terrorists before they attack,” Cuellar said. “This bill protects our civil liberties without hindering the ability of our intelligence community to monitor terror suspects, analyzes collected data, and, most importantly, keeps us safe.” Share
Conway for ATX CampaignLewis Conway Jr., a candidate running for Austin City Council, is the first formerly incarcerated person in Texas to run for public office.At first glance, it may seem typical that Lewis Conway Jr. got his name on the ballot for a seat on the Austin City Council —he paid the filing fee and turned in his application before the deadline. But Conway’s success Tuesday is unique for one big reason: He’s a convicted felon.Conway, who was convicted in 1993 of voluntary manslaughter, is at the center of a situation Texas has never seen before. According to Texas’ election code, a person is only eligible to run for office if he or she has not been “finally convicted” of a felony “from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.”It’s the “resulting disabilities” portion of the code that’s caused people to scratch their heads — there’s no legal precedent defining the term. But after a brief challenge on Friday by the city clerk, Conway has been cleared to continue his campaign.“I am happy that Austin is standing up for the nearly four million Texans affected by our criminal justice system,” Conway said in a statement. “Our campaign is about more than just an election — it’s about diversity in leadership, belief in a fair chance, and bringing the sentence to an end. I have been released from parole and my voting rights have been restored. I have served my time and now I am ready to serve my community.”The statute regarding the eligibility of a felon is one Conway’s campaign called “ambiguous, unchallenged and potentially unconstitutional.” Because there’s no clear definition of resulting disabilities, nor a prior legal case to help determine it, Conway has pressed forward.Sam Taylor, a spokesperson with the Texas Secretary of State’s office, agreed that the issue is unclear and without precedent.And Conway’s case might not end up providing much broader clarity. His opponents vying for the East Austin seat would have had the opportunity to challenge Conway’s candidacy in court, but they told the Austin Chronicle earlier this month that they wouldn’t fight his eligibility.After months of the Conway campaign waiting for a challenge, City Clerk Jannette Goodall sent Conway an email on Friday, citing his inability to meet the requirements to run under the Texas election code. Goodall gave Conway until Tuesday to prove his eligibility. He submitted what he believed was that proof Monday, indicating that he has been released from “resulting disabilities” by serving out his parole and having his voting rights reinstated.A spokesperson with the City of Austin said Goodall met with city attorneys and came to the determination that the city had no reason to question his eligibility.In 1991, Conway stabbed a man at an Austin apartment complex and called the police immediately after the incident, claiming self-defense. He confessed and accepted a plea deal, serving 20 years for the crime. He went on to spend eight years in prison and 12 years on parole before completing his sentence in 2013.Conway, who works as a criminal justice organizer at Grassroots Leadership, says he will make criminal justice reform one of the main focal points of his campaign. Share
Enoch has now scored double figures in 14 games. Boston College became the 52nd opponent that the Cardinals have held under 40 percent shooting in the last four years. The Cardinals have limited an opponent to under 40 percent accuracy for a half on 27 occasions this season, including holding Boston College to .258 in the first half. The Cardinals pulled down 17 offensive rebounds against the Eagles. Louisville has pulled down 10 or more rebounds off the offensive glass 17 times this season, including 13 of the last 19 games. Steven Enoch’s blocked shot extended Louisville’s streak of consecutive games with a block to 297. PLAYER NOTES Jordan Nwora reached double figures for the 27th time in 29 games, finishing with 13 points on Wednesday night against the Eagles. SERIES NOTES Story Links With the loss, Louisville dropped to 7-4 versus Boston College, including a 2-2 mark in Boston. Louisville has a 5-1 record against the Eagles since joining the ACC.TEAM NOTES With 10 rebounds against the Eagles, Dwayne Sutton pulled down double figure rebounds six times this season. Tonight marks his second consecutive game with double digit rebounds. With his 10 rebounds against Boston College, Malik Williams has pulled down double digit rebounds three times this season. Christen Cunningham dished out six assists against Boston College, marking the 13th time he has dished out five or more assists in the last 16 games. Print Friendly Version Steven Enoch’s 22 points sets a new career-high for the junior. He passes his previous high of 17 points against North Carolina on Jan. 12. With his 12 rebounds against BC, Nwora now has a team-high seven double-double on the year.
Universe offers ‘eternal feast,’ cosmologist says (PhysOrg.com) — Over the past few decades, the idea that our universe could be one of many alternate universes within a giant multiverse has grown from a sci-fi fantasy into a legitimate theoretical possibility. Several theories of physics and astronomy have hypothesized the existence of a multiverse made of many parallel universes. One obvious question that arises, then, is exactly how many of these parallel universes might there be. The strongest limit on the number of possible universes is the human ability to distinguish between different universes. Credit: Linde and Vanchurin. Explore further Citation: Physicists Calculate Number of Parallel Universes (2009, October 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-physicists-parallel-universes.html In a new study, Stanford physicists Andrei Linde and Vitaly Vanchurin have calculated the number of all possible universes, coming up with an answer of 10^10^16. If that number sounds large, the scientists explain that it would have been even more humongous, except that we observers are limited in our ability to distinguish more universes; otherwise, there could be as many as 10^10^10^7 universes.To work these numbers out, Linde and Vanchurin looked back to the time shortly after the Big Bang, which they view as a quantum process that generated lots of quantum fluctuations. Then during the period of inflation, the universe grew rapidly and these quantum fluctuations were “frozen” into classical perturbations in distinct regions. Today, each of these regions could be a different universe, having its own distinct laws of low energy physics.By analyzing the mechanism (called “slow roll inflation”) that initially generated the quantum fluctuations, the scientists could estimate the number of resulting universes at 10^10^10^7 (a number which is dependent on the model they used). However, this number is limited by other factors, specifically by the limits of the human brain. Since the total amount of information that one individual can absorb in a lifetime is about 10^16 bits, which is equivalent to 10^10^16 configurations, this means that a human brain couldn’t distinguish more than 10^10^16 universes.Requiring that the human brain must be able to count the number of parallel universes may seem inappropriate, if not arrogant, but Linde and Vanchurin explain that dealing with the quantum world is different than our everyday lives in which quantum effects can be safely ignored. A crucial part of their calculation here is an investigation of quantum effects on supergalactic scales. In this kind of scenario, the state of the multiverse and observations made by an observer are correlated (similar to the Schrodinger cat experiment, where the outcome can be determined only after it is registered by a classical observer). “When we analyze the probability of the existence of a universe of a given type, we should be talking about a consistent pair: the universe and an observer who makes the rest of the universe ‘alive’ and the wave function of the rest of the universe time-dependent,” the scientists write. As the scientists explain, the calculation of the number of universes is an important step toward an even larger goal: to find the probability of living in a universe with a particular set of properties. What are the chances that we live in a world in which the laws of physics are these laws that we currently observe? Answering this question requires finding probabilities that depend on knowing about other universes, among many other challenges. • Join PhysOrg.com on Facebook!• Follow PhysOrg.com on Twitter!More information: How Many Universes are in the Multiverse? arXiv:0910.1589v1via: Technology Review© 2009 PhysOrg.com 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.