Cottagers coy over Al Fayed reports

first_img The 84-year-old has transformed Fulham from a third-tier outfit to an established Barclays Premier League side since taking over in 1997, but reports suggest the former Harrods owner is now willing to sell the club. Fulham and a representative of Al Fayed opted not to comment when contacted by Press Association Sport, with suggestions that Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is the interested party. Fulham and Mohamed Al Fayed have declined to comment on speculation the Egyptian is preparing to sell the club after 16 years. The Cottagers reached the Europa League final three years ago and last season finished 12th in the league under the guidance of Martin Jol. Off the field, training facilities have improved markedly and Craven Cottage has been revamped, with planning permission in place to redevelop the Riverside Stand and increase the stadium’s capacity to 30,000. The club is also effectively debt-free after Al Fayed converted previous loans into equity earlier this year. Reported potential buyer Khan has close sporting ties to London, with his NFL franchise playing one regular season game a season at Wembley for the next four years. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cosmos Ages a Billion Years in One Day

first_imgPhysicists have found that a portion of the carbon-nitrogen-oxygen reaction thought to participate in fusion reactions inside stars runs two times slower than previously thought.  The measurements were made in the Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics (LUNA), a lab nearly a mile underground in Italy that offers more protection from cosmic rays.  The ripple effect of this discovery is that all stars age more slowly than the textbooks claim, and the universe itself may be a billion years older.  For information, see Physics Web or Science Now.They measured one reaction in the present.  They did not measure 14 billion years.  Notice how one small measurement can have dramatic effects.  Physics is supposed to be a “hard” science, and now the textbooks have to be rewritten about something that was thought to be pretty well understood.  What about the soft sciences, and the mushy or gaseous ones like evolutionary theory?  What discovery tomorrow might invalidate some measurement the Darwinists are trusting?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

CBSE 2014 toppers’ mantra: Be focused but have fun too

first_imgFocus and fun, and not long hours of studying, are the secrets behind the high marks scored by some of the CBSE Class 12 toppers this year. “I don’t think studying for five or 10 hours a day will give you good marks. It will only give you cervical pain,” said Sarthak Agarwal, who secured 99.6 per cent marks, in an interview to Headlines Today.He also said that he never bothered what others were saying. “I was always focused”.”I participated in all extra-curricular activities and I had fun too. But yes, I studies too”, said Aastha, who secured 98 per cent marks.”I am a fun-loving person. I am active in sports and co-curricular activities. I used to hang out with friends, listen to music and still all of us in the group scored above 90 per cent,” said Harshita, who got 93.2 per cent marks.last_img read more

Inaugural Arnhem Land Touch Football Festival A Success

first_imgThe festival saw Men’s and Women’s teams come from Ramingining and Yirrkala as well as from Jabiru to compete in the day, with the teams from Ramingining winning both the Men’s and Women’s divisions. And the festival wasn’t just for adults, with children that came along for the day invited to join in the AusTouch clinic that was taking place, to learn more about the sport of Touch Football. Australian Men’s 30’s World Cup winning coach and Touch Football Australia (TFA)Coach Development Advisor, John Singh, was also in attendance and assisted each of the teams by providing coaching during the day. The advice was openly received by all of the participants and the improvements were immediately visible. The festival is just one aspect of a program initiative developed to assist communities in the Arnhem region to create and sustain Touch Football within their area. The festival provides an opportunity for the communities to come together to share their culture, to participate in the sport of Touch Football and to have fun. Touch Football Australia would like to thank the Australian Government through the Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for their support in this program. Touch Football Northern Territory’s State Operations Manager, Isobel Appo, says that the day was a success and is looking forward to growing the event in the future. “The Inaugural Arnhem Land Multi Cultural Touch Football Festival on the weekend showcased some great natural talent from the Arnhem Land region,” Appo said. “It was really pleasing to see a Women’s team from Ramingining compete. It was a great starting point for the Arnhem Land Multi Cultural Touch Football Festival in what we hope to see become an annual event which will only getter bigger and better in the years to come.”The Ramingining Warriors have become crowd favourites over the past 18 months, attending events including the Northern Territory State Championships and the WA State Championships. To view footage of their journey to Jabiru as well as highlights of the event, please click on the following link: To view some of the photos from the day, please visit the NT Touch website and click on the Photo Gallery button on the top read more

Video: Dabo Swinney Led The Clemson Cadence At Country Star Lee Brice’s Concert Last Night

first_imgDabo Swinney Clemson CadenceDabo Swinney Clemson CadenceYesterday was a pretty big day at Clemson. The Tigers had their annual spring game in the afternoon, and at night, country music star and Clemson alum Lee Brice played a show at Littlejohn Coliseum.Before Brice’s music career took off, he was a long snapper for the Tigers, so of course he’s a huge Clemson football fan. At his show last night, Brice had CU head coach Dabo Swinney join him on-stage and lead the crowd in the Clemson cadence count.Here’s some video of the moment:Dabo leading the way before lee brice last night!!! Awesome day in tiger town!!! @ClemsonTom #TigerNation #GoTigers— Bo Cooley (@BCool32) April 12, 2015Swinney also found time to take a selfie with a fan. Seems like he had a fun night.Selfie with the Head Coach of the Tigers ole Dabo at the @leebrice #HappyMan— Gage Lawson (@GageLawson15) April 12, 2015last_img read more

New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednes

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday gave a clarion call to shun single-use plastic and urged citizens to take an initiative to make this a mass movement. Highlighting the perils of single-use plastic, the BJP president said it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade. Addressing a rally at the start of the ‘Sankalp Yatra’ to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Shah said even animals are adversely affected due to single-use plastic. After flagging off the nationwide ‘Sankalp Yatra’, he undertook a foot march for around 500 metres.last_img read more

New Delhi The Indian Institute of Management IIM

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, is planning to launch two online certificate courses in “Management Science” and “Supply Chain Analytics” for a global audience. The prestigious B-school has partnered with Coursera, a global online learning platform, to launch the courses which will be delivered fully online. “IIM Calcutta wants to be at the forefront of using technology to deliver learning and to expand our presence among learners globally,” said Anju Seth, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “Sharing it in on a platform like Coursera will allows us to innovate at scale and deliver our programs to a much larger audience – not just within India but across many markets internationally,” Seth added. With this partnership, IIM Calcutta joins the ranks of 170 top universities including Yale, University of Michigan, Stanford and Imperial College of London that offer programs on Coursera which has 44 million registered listeners. According to IIM officials, the certificate courses will provide aspiring managers with an accelerated development of critical skills required to operate modern businesses. Through industry case studies, students will learn to appreciate the power of data-driven decision making. They will learn how to analyze data to solve real-world problems, and develop mathematical and computational models to inform actions. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Learners will have an opportunity to master various programming models through hands on projects. The program will demonstrate actual applications across industries including manufacturing, transport and distribution, finance, agriculture, health among others. India is home to some of the best educational institutions in the world. But they remain out of reach for a vast majority due to capacity constraints of on-campus programs. It is one of the reasons why we are so excited about this partnership. It offers an unprecedented opportunity to learners, both in India and abroad, who have always aspired to learn from IIM Calcutta,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera.last_img read more

Chennai MNM founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday fau

first_imgChennai: MNM founder Kamal Haasan on Wednesday faulted the Tamil Nadu government for seeking the court’s approval to erect banners to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping for their informal meet here this month. The actor-politician appealed to Modi to “act as a pioneer” and put an end to the “banner culture.” In a tweet, he said the Tamil people were “struggling” to cope with the death of 23-year-old Subasri who was killed when an illegal hoarding put up by an AIADMK functionary fell on her, with the techie riding a two-wheeler losing balance. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadA water tanker coming from behind had run over her. “Honourable @PMOIndia While Tamil Nadu and Thamizhians (Tamils) are struggling to cope with the loss of Shubasri’s death, the Tamil Nadu government has approached the courts to obtain permission to erect your banners,” he said. “If you act as a pioneer in taking the first step to put an end to this haphazard banner culture, it will reflect your concern towards the sentiments of Tamils, and that in itself will garner you the greatest publicity possible. Jai Hind!,” the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiThe Tamil Nadu government had on Tuesday sought the Madras High Court’s permission to erect banners welcoming Modi and Xi Jinping, who are slated to meet at Mamallapuram, about 50 km from here, for their second informal meet from October 11-13. The petition filed by commissioner of municipal administration on behalf of the government would be taken up for hearing on Thursday. Referring to authorities not giving permission for putting up banners throughout the state, the petitioner had said Modi and Jinping would be holding bilateral talks in the tourist town.last_img read more

Visakhapatnam Rohit Sharmas Test career got a ne

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma’s Test career got a new lease of life as he struck an unbeaten 115 in his first innings as an opener to take India to a commanding 202 for no loss against South Africa before rain washed out the final session of the series-opener, here on Wednesday. There was an 80 per cent chance of rain on the opening day but it only arrived during the tea break with India comfortably placed after 59.1 overs of play. Mayank Agarwal was on course for a maiden Test hundred, having played extremely well for his 183-ball 84. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThunderstorm, followed by a heavy spell of rain, ensured no play was possible after the tea break. Before weather played spoilsport, Rohit stole the show in what could be a career changing knock for him. While South African bowlers did trouble the Indian batsmen on a few occasions in the first session, they seemed toothless in the second session where Rohit and Agarwal scored at a brisk rate. Rohit, who got to his fifty before lunch, shifted gears and was particularly harsh on the spinners. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHe hammered off-spinner Danie Piedt for successive sixes over deep midwicket to get into the nineties before completing his fourth Test ton with a single off debutant spinner Senuran Muthusamy. The entire dressing room, including skipper Virat Kohli, stood up to laud Rohit’s feat. His 174-ball unconquered innings contained 12 fours and five sixes. At the other end, Agarwal was cruising towards his maiden Test ton. He too looked assured at the crease and played his shots. Early into the afternoon session, he brought up his half century with a spectacular six over extra cover off Keshav Maharaj. Clouds gathered over the stadium towards the end of the session and thunderstorms forced the umpires to take the tea break eight minutes before scheduled time. Earlier, Rohit and Agarwal played out 30 overs in the morning session after safely negotiating the South African pacers Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander, taking India to 91 for no loss. India, who had named their playing on the eve of the first Test, opted to bat on a dry surface with skipper Kohli calling his decision a “no brainer.” Expecting the pitch to turn, South Africa picked three spinners in Maharaj, Piedt and Muthusamy, who is more of a batting all-rounder. All eyes were expectedly on Rohit whose stop-start Test career has taken a new direction with the management accommodating him at the top of the order. He left the first ball he faced before driving Rabada past backward point with minimal feet movement for a four. His second scoring shot was also a boundary as he punched Philander towards backward point. The pitch offered very little to the pacers and spinners in the first two hours of play. What worked for Rohit was standing outside the crease when Philander was bowling to negate any little swing that was available. Rabada has the express pace but he did not test the Indian openers as much as Philander. Rohit and Philander”s battle in the first hour was absorbing. Philander, who got the better of Rohit in the warm-up game, challenged Rohit by moving the ball both ways in his opening spell of four overs. After a few play and misses, Rohit chose to walk down the pitch before South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis asked wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to stand up to the stumps. After getting the measure of the surface, Rohit went for his strokes like he does in white-ball cricket. His first big hit was a typical one as he gently stepped out of the crease to smash Maharaj over long-on. A little later, he played a similar short off Piedt and this time the ball flew well above the long-on fielder. Rohit completed his 11th Test half-century towards the end of the session but in a not-so-convincing fashion. He mis-timed a sweep but fortunately it was not in the reach of the fielder and went for a four.last_img read more