Nicole Hanselmann, the former national road cycling champion of Switzerland, was participating in a one-day road cycling race in Belgium when she broke free from the women’s pack and built a two-minute lead. Hanselmann told Cyclingnews. “I think we stopped for five or seven minutes and then it just kills your chances.” “It was a bit sad for me because I was in a good mood and when the bunch sees you stopping, they just get a new motivation to catch you,” She was racing so fast, in fact, that she caught up to the last few vehicles from the men’s race. Although the men’s and women’s races started at the same location, event organizers were unprepared for the overlap and asked Hanselmann to stop by the roadside and allow for some space to form between the two races. When the race began again, Hanselmann was allowed a head start, but after the break in racing and the cold conditions, the rest of the racers soon caught up with her. Hanselmann crossed the finish line in 74th place.
Budi reportedly attended a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.Pratikno said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had appointed Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan as ad interim transportation minister.Gatot Subroto Army Hospital doctors said Budi’s condition was improving. (kmt/mfp)Topics : Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has tested positive for COVID-19.State Secretary Pratikno announced on Saturday evening that Budi was identified as Case 76 in a previous Health Ministry announcement and was being treated at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital.He declined to say when Budi had been admitted to the hospital or when he had likely been infected.
Burnley 29 11 6 12 34 40 39 Newcastle 29 9 8 12 25 41 35 Arsenal 29 9 13 7 40 39 40 ————————————- Leicester 29 16 5 8 58 28 53 ————————————- Man Utd 29 12 9 8 44 30 45 ————————————- Sheff Utd 29 11 11 7 30 25 44 Brighton 29 6 11 12 32 40 29 Liverpool 29 27 1 1 66 21 82 Chelsea 29 14 6 9 51 39 48 Tottenham 29 11 8 10 47 40 41 Aston Villa 29 7 5 17 34 56 26 Watford 29 6 9 14 27 44 27 Top four qualify for Champions League (Manchester City banned from European competion for two years pending appeal verdict)Fifth place qualifies for Europa LeagueBottom three relegatedShare on: WhatsApp Southampton 29 10 4 15 35 52 34 Bournemouth 29 7 6 16 29 47 27 West Ham 29 7 6 16 35 50 27 Norwich 29 5 6 18 25 52 21 Crystal Palace 29 10 9 10 26 32 39 Man City 29 19 3 7 71 31 60 Wolves 29 10 13 6 41 34 43 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Collated English Premier League results on Wednesday:Aston Villa 0 Sheffield United 0Manchester City 3 (Sterling 45+2, De Bruyne 51-pen, Foden 90) Arsenal 0English Premier League table after Wednesday’s matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Everton 29 10 7 12 37 46 37
ASIA DURR: Louisville’s senior guard will finish as the school’s second all-time leading scorer and has developed other aspects of her game. She’s averaging 20.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists.“She is a joy to coach and loves the game of basketball and it shows in her work ethic,” Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. “She has the ability to score at all three levels — the 3, pull-up jumper and gets to the rim.”MEGAN GUSTAFSON: Iowa’s senior center has already left her mark on the Iowa record book as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. She has nearly 2,700 points — more than any man or woman in school history. She’s averaging 27.4 points and 13.3 rebounds this season, a year after scoring 25.7 points per game. She has hit 65.5 percent of the shots in her career, even making one of her two 3-point attempts.“It really is amazing what she has done in back-to-back years,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. “When I met with her at the end of last year I said, ‘Well, you know you’re probably not going to do this again.’ And now here she is, proving me wrong. She is doing it again — and she’s doing it even better.”SABRINA IONESCU: Oregon’s junior guard has shattered every triple-double record in NCAA history. She has seven this season and 17 in her career — plenty more than anyone else. The Ducks are 17-0 in those contests, which include 10 against Power-5 programs. She’s averaging 19.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8.2 assists this season.“She means everything to the team and the program quite frankly,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said. “Her competitiveness, her consistency, her willingness to do whatever on any given night and sometimes everything on some nights is what sets her apart.”In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo,Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale holds the trophy after defeating Mississippi State in the final of the women’s NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame won 61-58. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)ARIKE OGUNBOWALE: Notre Dame’s senior guard has followed up her historic Final Four with a stellar season. She’s averaging 21.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists and became the school’s all-time leading scorer earlier this month.“She’s the face of our program,” Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. “When you look at what she has done for us over the past four years, it’s been fun to watch her grow. When she gets the ball in transition, she’s so exciting. She’s taught me a lot of things about being fearless and letting things go.”ALANNA SMITH: Stanford’s senior forward was the first international recruit ever for the Cardinal women’s program. She likely won’t be the last with the contributions she made. She’s averaging 20.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. She’s also hit 41 percent of her 3-point attempts.“She’s just been great,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. “What I’m most proud of is how much, No. 1, Alanna has improved her skill set and her toughness. She’s a warrior out there. … I love her leadership.”___Follow Doug Feinberg on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 The player of the year will be voted on by the panel that votes in the AP’s weekly Top 25 poll, and will be announced at the Final Four in Tampa, Florida.“I wish you could hold your vote until after the Final Four since you think one of them will rise and carry their team,” said Lobo, who votes on the AP poll. AP Top 25✔@AP_Top25 No clear-cut favorite for Player of the Year has emerged this season in women’s college basketball. Watch to see the top candidates and read the story here: http://apne.ws/NqEiXAW 21 people are talking about this Wichita State guard Seraphine Bastin (23) pulls in a rebound next to Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) In this Feb. 21, 2019. file photo, Louisville guard Asia Durr (25) looks to shoot past Virginia forward Lisa Jablonowski (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Zack Wajsgras, File) Twitter Ads info and privacy Here’s a look at a few potential candidates, in alphabetical order, though there are certainly others out there:In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Texas forward Jatarie White (40) defends as Baylor’s Kalani Brown (21) works for a shot opportunity in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas. Baylor’s senior center has been dominant on both ends of the court. She’s averaging 15.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)KALANI BROWN: Baylor’s senior center has been dominant on both ends of the court. She’s averaging 15.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.“She gets triple-teamed every game,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “Everybody changes their game plan to play against Baylor because of that kid. If Kalani Brown was standing right there and another player in this league, who would you take? She’s 6-7. So, I mean, that’s my answer, pretty loud and clear.”NAPHEESA COLLIER: UConn’s senior forward is part of an exclusive club, becoming one of only five Huskies to reach 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She’s also in the top 10 on the all-time blocks list at the school. Collier is averaging 19.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists this year.“I said this the other night, that every coach talks about their players as if they’re the best players ever,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “I don’t get caught up in that stuff. (But) there can’t be anywhere a player that’s playing better or does more for their team than Napheesa Collier does. That’s not possible. I haven’t seen every game, every week in every conference. There’s something about her that’s rare — you just don’t see it. You don’t see it at all.” 209:35 AM – Feb 27, 2019 NEW YORK (AP) — With a few weeks left in the regular season, the college women’s basketball player of the year race is wide open.Take your pick. There’s a little bit of something for everyone with talented post players, guards and wings.Usually at this point in the season, there’s a clear-cut choice for player of the year. Sometimes it seems as if the top player in the country is almost a forgone conclusion — even before the season starts.That definitely isn’t the case this season.“I can’t remember the last time it was this wide open or there were this many potential serious candidates,” ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo said. “Last year was going to be A’ja Wilson. A couple years ago, it was obviously Stewie (UConn’s Breanna Stewart). There are a lot of people who deserve serious consideration. There’s a handful of players who all make very compelling arguments why they should win it.”
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A Donegal-based bus driver got the chance of a lifetime to spin the wheel on RTE’s Winning Streak on Saturday – to win a whopping €17,000!Mickey McDaid told co-host, Sinead Kennedy, that when it was announced that he was to appear on Winning Streak it led to a lot of confusion as there were three other Mickey McDaid’s in the area.Meanwhile, his phone never stopped ringing with friends and family looking to know was it him who was on a Winning Streak. After a sleepless night of wondering has his luck come in, Mickey celebrated after receiving a phone call from National Lottery officials to confirm he was the Mickey McDaid in question!Mr McDaid is a bus driver, serving the Little Angels, St. Bernadette’s, and Stramore areas.Mickey is the FIFTH Donegal person to appear on Winning Streak in just six weeks.Speaking in the RTE studio in Donnybrook in Dublin, he gave a big hello to all of the school children who had designed the signs that were proudly on display in the audience. Glenswilly man bags €17,000 on Winning Streak was last modified: March 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Winning Streak
Two men have been remanded in custody after Gardai raided a house in Co Donegal and found a range of stolen passports, false identity cards and stolen driving licenses.The men were part of a group of three people arrested on Tuesday morning when Gardai raided a rented house in Letterkenny. The third man was today released without charge.The two men who appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court are both Romanian nationals.Evidence and reasons for objections to bail was given by officers from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, Detective Garda Stephen Kelly and Detective Garda Paulina Szramozski.Legal representatives for both men, barrister Sean Magee and solicitor Kieran O’Gorman applied for bail which was objected to by Gardai.Having heard the bail applications, Judge Paul Kelly turned down both applications.He said he was refusing the applications on a number of grounds including the seriousness of the charges, the likelihood of both reoffending and the possibility that they could leave the jurisdiction.The first man charged was Ioan Barbuc, aged 25 of Glenoughty Close in Letterkenny.He was charged with four offences including having articles used to make forged documents and possession of a stolen UK driver’s license.He was also charged with possession of a stolen Irish passport and also the possession of a forged Romanian National Identity card.The second man, Andrei Ciocan, aged 31, also of Glenoughty Close, appeared on six charges.They included handling stolen property namely €1,100 in cash, possession of a stolen UK driver’s license and having possession of a forged Romanian Identity card.He was also charged with having possession of a forged Romanian driving license, possession of a forged Romanian Identity card as well as possession of a stolen Irish passport, Public Services Card and driving license.Judge Kelly remanded both men to appear by videolink to Letterkenny District Court next Thursday, April 25th when directions by the DPP are expected to be given in both cases.Two men remanded after Gardai bust alleged forgery gang in Letterkenny was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Three ocean creatures have surprised scientists with new discoveries of previously-unknown capabilities.Deep-divers: Devil rays are among the fastest deep-diving swimmers, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute found (BBC News). Previously thought to be surface dwellers, these members of the Mobula ray family surprised scientists when logging devices were attached to the fish (see photo in the article of a scuba diver attaching one with a polespear: it doesn’t harm the animal, but shows how big they are compared to a man). The devil rays “plunge nearly 2km below the ocean surface, making some of the deepest and fastest dives ever observed in the sea.” Very few fish are known to dive that deep. The record holder is a mammal, the beaked whale, that can dive almost 3km down.How can their brains stay warm at such depths? It’s been known for 3 decades that the brains of devil rays contain specialized tissue called rete mirabile, a sponge-like mesh of large and small arteries. “It was a mystery as to why they had this system, which is a way of keeping brain activity high, even in a cold environment,” one researcher commented. Now they know why; the fish need warmth when they speed down into the icy depths. They’re also impressive migrators. For the 15 months they were monitored, “Devil rays travelled up to 3,800km from the Azores in the North Atlantic” to the coast of Chile.Another stunning photo in the article shows four members of a related ray, the flying bentfin ray, leaping high out of the water as if they are having fun. In another article about rays, UC Santa Barbara described the work of Doug McCauley, who studies the giant manta rays at Palymra Atoll where they congregate in large numbers. “There is very little known scientifically about manta rays,” McCauley said, who, working at UCSB’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Marine Biology, seemed more focused on their ecology than their evolution.Clam with a flash: Where’s that disco light coming from? It’s the disco clam, Ctenoides ales, featured on Science Daily. A video on Live Science shows it in action, flashing its lights to a supplied beat (or watch a shorter clip on Nature News without the music and ads). Science Daily reports how Lindsey Dougherty, a graduate student at UC Berkeley figured out how it works: “the mirror is actually a highly reflective, densely packed layer of silica spheres a mere 340 nanometers across never before seen in animals.” Nature News agrees that this appears to be unique in nature as a light-flashing technique; it’s not bioluminescence, and it’s not photonic crystals. The silica mirrors allow the clams to reflect the whole visible spectrum as white light. “The researchers do not yet know what purpose the disco clam’s photonics serve.”Whatever its purpose, it could be a trick worth learning. Other ‘animal photonics’ have inspired engineers seeking new ways to manipulate light, and C. ales might do the same. Dougherty is particularly impressed with how well the reflectors work in low light. “There could be biomimicry potential in low-light situations or in environments that are dominated by blue-green wavelengths,” for instance underwater, she says.Octopus genius: An expert on octopuses (that’s the correct plural form) spoke with National Geographic about the eight-tentacled cephalopods. Author of the book Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea, Katherine Harmon Courage is clearly jazzed about her subject. The octopus has a number of amazing traits that seem to defy its evolutionary classification. For one, the octopus shows evidence of tool use. It can solve mazes. It is a master of camouflage. And it has one of the most advanced eyes of any animal.Speaking of the octopus eye, it is similar in many ways to the human eye, though far from any evolutionary relationship. Courage, though, was not cowardly about affirming evolution achieved this unexpected convergence: “Our common ancestor was a sightless marine worm, so it’s fascinating to think that from this ancestor so many different types of vision and eye have evolved—and how our eye and the octopus’s eye are so similar.” Evolution, in fact, is the source of her love for these creatures:I just love that they’re so different from us but seem to be so complex and sophisticated. They have so much to teach us about evolution, about how their brains work, and I think it’s an important exercise for our brains to figure out.She was clearly impressed with all she learned about the creatures. One of her pet octopuses, named Billy, figured out within an hour how to open a child-proof jar. Later, Billy remembered how to do it in minutes, indicating a good working memory. The interviewer noted that some compare octopus brain power to that of dogs. They’re playful and will make eye contact to check you out, Courage said in response. “It has really opened my eyes to the possibilities of evolution.”The previous entries on disco clams and devil rays did not mention evolution at all.Not just slime: Readers of Current Biology’s primer on Algae might be surprised to find out that the term “algae” is not strictly-defined group, but a catch-all category for any “organism carrying out oxygen-producing (oxygenic) photosynthesis that is not a ‘higher plant’.” Given that broad definition, the diversity of algae is astonishing: everything from cyanobacteria (less than a micrometer) to diatoms (200,000 species) to kelp forests 60 meters long with 14 cell types. Algae can be colored red, green, blue-green, brown, black, or transparent. Dinoflagellates are considered algae. So are the abundant foraminifera that leave shells in vast numbers. Some use sexual reproduction; others are asexual. Most grow in water, but some can survive in soil, and the algae that form symbiotic colonies with fungi can grow in the most harsh deserts. Given this diversity, the word “algae” seems more a lumping term of convenience than a real taxon.Algae deserve better than the slimy reputation they get, John A. Raven and Mario Giordano hasten to tell us:Algae frequently get a bad press. Pond slime is a problem in garden pools, algal blooms can produce toxins that incapacitate or kill animals and humans and even the term seaweed is pejorative — a weed being a plant growing in what humans consider to be the wrong place. Positive aspects of algae are generally less newsworthy — they are the basis of marine food webs, supporting fisheries and charismatic marine megafauna from albatrosses to whales, as well as consuming carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.We use algae for soil conditioning, Petri dish culture, and a source of vitamin supplements. Algae are being studied as alternative energy sources. Given that “half of global primary productivity (carbon dioxide assimilation and oxygen production)” comes via algae, we should respect them more. And surely, anything that can create food from sunlight using the complex process of photosynthesis is really a champion in the global economy.Philip Ball began Nature’s article began in just-so story format, “How the disco clam got its flash,” but failed to deliver a Darwinian tale. Instead, he inquired “what purpose the disco clam’s photonics serve.” Didn’t Darwin try to ban teleology from science?The octopus lady didn’t explain how her evolved brain could figure out anything. Did she ever consider that the thing an octopus “could teach us about evolution” is that evolution is wrong? “It has really opened my eyes to the possibilities of evolution,” she said. That’s what Darwin divination does. It’s like LSD, a mind-expanding, imagination-promoting, escape from reason that causes brain damage.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety-net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships, consistent with the direction and authority provided by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. The action closes a loophole where individuals who were not actively part of farm management still received payments.The changes apply to payments for 2016 and subsequent crop years for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs, Loan Deficiency Payments and Marketing Loan Gains realized via the Marketing Assistance Loan program. As required by Congress, the new rule does not apply to family farms, or change regulations related to contributions of land, capital, equipment or labor.For more details, producers are encouraged to consult their local Farm Service Agency office.