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Pattaya Sports Round up – Friday August 10 – August 16,…

first_img1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 1pm at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome and we will always find you a partner.  Details are on the website – www.pattayabridge.com or call Terry on 038 422 924. FridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT. 2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at Pattaya Plus Bowl (north of Big C), Second Road. Contact La at P.S. after 1:30 p.m.SaturdayPattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: mermaids@loxinfo.co.th8:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: ridingschool@thehorseshoepoint.com8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 21213.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at pattayacricketclub@gmail.comSunday8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: mermaids@loxinfo.co.th12:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at the Thai Polo Club every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at scrabbleking@yahoo.com or call 089-932-54332:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email tournament@pattayabackgammonleague.com3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.5:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Lawn Bowling Section.  Fun roll-ups on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. that will be instructional, build camaraderie, and fun.  Teams will be drawn for matches, with beginners and experienced bowlers mixed together.  Very generous discounts are offered for PSC members, just show up with your PSC card and flat-soled shoes if you have them.  Equipment is for hire at a modest cost if you don’t have your own.  Contact Bowling Green – Pattaya on 038 720 741 or email info@lawnbowlasia.com or just call at the Bowling Green located on Soi Fuengfa between Soi Buakow and 3rd Road.MondayPattaya Blue Water Sailing Club is sponsoring a 5 day 4 night cruise from Pattaya to Koh Samet aboard the 52 ft sailing yacht Monona from Dec 12-16.  The yacht will accommodate 6-8 people and will leave Pattaya Monday with an overnight stop at a beach off Satahip arriving Tuesday in Koh Samet. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent exploring the islands around Koh Samet and arrive back in Pattaya early Friday evening.  For further information contact Nathan Russo at 08 5275 6724 or ncrusso1@gmail.com.1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome (a suitable partner if necessary) and the venue is non-smoking. For all the latest information, times, location map etc. visit: – www.pattayabridge.com3:00 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3.15 pm at the Lek Hotel, (between Soi 12 & 13 on 2nd Road). The bus leaves at 3.30 pm, and the run starts at 5pm. Call Patrick 081 687 2410 for details.8:30 p.m. The next Monday Quiz Night is on August 13.  The fixtures are as follows:  Cheers vs. Londoner, Nervous Wreck vs. W. Tankie, Palmers vs. Irish Rovers, The Ranch vs. Offshore.TuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email pattayanetballclub@gmail.com to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome (a suitable partner if necessary) and the venue is non-smoking. For all the latest information, times, location map etc. visit: – www.pattayabridge.com3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at pattayacricketclub@gmail.com.4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: petanque.Th@gmail.com (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or pjcrouch@hotmail.com8:30 p.m.  PSC Thursday Darts League.  Participating teams include Pleasure Dome, Fishermen, Roxy, Queen Vic, PSI, Helicopter, Rising Sun, Londoner and Crazy Eddie’s.  For details, contact Len Banfield, PSC Darts chairman, phone 038 420 432.last_img read more

Strong debuts for US Olympic rookies in women’s basketball

first_img“Once I got about five minutes into the game, basketball just kind of takes over,” Griner said. “I don’t want to say it turns into just another game, but it turns into just basketball. You’re out there playing, you know what to do.”Stewart may be a rookie to the Olympics, but she certainly isn’t to USA Basketball. The 21-year-old has played in the fifth most games for the U.S. of anyone on the Olympic team. She’s won five gold medals at the junior level as well as one at the world championship. She has a chance to win many more over the next decade.“She’s a newcomer to the Olympics, but certainly not to international basketball,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “Nearly everywhere she’s played she’s won.”Stewart scored 15 points in her Olympic debut and has made seven of her eight shots in the two games. The four-time NCAA champion leads the U.S. with 12 free throw attempts.“They could be starting on this team, there’s no question about it,” point guard Sue Bird of Olympic rookie teammates. “Their youth and I guess their lack of international experience is the one area but that will come with time. They’re playing so well and that’s why. … When Stewie and Elena come in, they’re like top five in the WNBA in scoring. When they come in it just keeps rolling.”Next up for the Americans is Serbia on Wednesday. The U.S. took Tuesday off after playing back-to-back days.While there will most likely be a huge roster turnover before the next Olympics with potentially half of this team retired by 2020, the young trio is a strong foundation to build on.“They definitely are the future of this team,” Diana Taurasi said. “They are all so unique and talented.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg,RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s been an impressive start to the Rio Games for the three Olympic rookies on the U.S. women’s basketball team.Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner have all had stretches when they have taken over games as the U.S. has won its first two contests in dominating fashion. There probably isn’t another country that could have the reigning WNBA MVP coming off the bench, but that’s the role Delle Donne has played so far. She actually enjoys it.“We’re so deep and that’s one of our many strengths, and I kind of like” coming in off the bench, said the 6-foot-5 star, who is averaging 11.5 points. “I like being able to watch the game a little bit, kind of watch from the bench, let it come to me and get out there and provide the spark.”While this is Delle Donne’s first major tournament experience with the U.S., Griner and Stewart played for coach Geno Auriemma in the world championship in 2014. In this July 29, 2016, file photo, United States’ Brittney Griner walks on the court during the first half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, in Bridgeport, Conn. . (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) Griner was big at the worlds, earning all-tournament honors. She’s given the U.S. a strong presence inside as neither Senegal nor Spain attempted to score much in the paint with her in the game. The 6-8 center acknowledged it took a few minutes for her to get comfortable on the court, but once she got her feet wet, she was ready. “Once I got about five minutes into the game, basketball just kind of takes over,” Griner said. “I don’t want to say it turns into just another game, but it turns into just basketball. You’re out there playing, you know what to do.”Stewart may be a rookie to the Olympics, but she certainly isn’t to USA Basketball. The 21-year-old has played in the fifth most games for the U.S. of anyone on the Olympic team. She’s won five gold medals at the junior level as well as one at the world championship. She has a chance to win many more over the next decade.“She’s a newcomer to the Olympics, but certainly not to international basketball,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “Nearly everywhere she’s played she’s won.”Stewart scored 15 points in her Olympic debut and has made seven of her eight shots in the two games. The four-time NCAA champion leads the U.S. with 12 free throw attempts.“They could be starting on this team, there’s no question about it,” point guard Sue Bird of Olympic rookie teammates. “Their youth and I guess their lack of international experience is the one area but that will come with time. They’re playing so well and that’s why. … When Stewie and Elena come in, they’re like top five in the WNBA in scoring. When they come in it just keeps rolling.”Next up for the Americans is Serbia on Wednesday. The U.S. took Tuesday off after playing back-to-back days.While there will most likely be a huge roster turnover before the next Olympics with potentially half of this team retired by 2020, the young trio is a strong foundation to build on.“They definitely are the future of this team,” Diana Taurasi said. “They are all so unique and talented.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinbergcenter_img Griner was big at the worlds, earning all-tournament honors. She’s given the U.S. a strong presence inside as neither Senegal nor Spain attempted to score much in the paint with her in the game. The 6-8 center acknowledged it took a few minutes for her to get comfortable on the court, but once she got her feet wet, she was ready. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s been an impressive start to the Rio Games for the three Olympic rookies on the U.S. women’s basketball team.Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner have all had stretches when they have taken over games as the U.S. has won its first two contests in dominating fashion. There probably isn’t another country that could have the reigning WNBA MVP coming off the bench, but that’s the role Delle Donne has played so far. She actually enjoys it.“We’re so deep and that’s one of our many strengths, and I kind of like” coming in off the bench, said the 6-foot-5 star, who is averaging 11.5 points. “I like being able to watch the game a little bit, kind of watch from the bench, let it come to me and get out there and provide the spark.”While this is Delle Donne’s first major tournament experience with the U.S., Griner and Stewart played for coach Geno Auriemma in the world championship in 2014.last_img read more

Family of support for kinship carers

first_imgOn a cool morning in Pakenham, an unlikely group meets for a seminar and brunch. They seem to come from…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Danielle Kutchel last_img

Knicks could try to deal Carmelo, but should they?

first_imgNew York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, left, talks to Carmelo Anthony during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony wanted New York and Knicks fans wanted him — if the price was right.The Knicks probably exceeded it when they acquired him six years ago this month, setting expectations Anthony was eager to face but is increasingly unlikely to ever meet.ADVERTISEMENT But Mark Jackson, a former Knicks guard and current ABC analyst, cautions the failure belongs to the Knicks, one of the NBA’s sorriest franchises of the last 15 years, and not Anthony.“You don’t win with just one person,” Jackson said. “He’s a great player, a future Hall of Famer, there’s no question about it. So to me, it’s been team-wise, they haven’t been successful overall. But what he’s done and what he’s been able to do should be acknowledged and recognized. He’s one of the great Knicks.”On Saturday, Anthony passed Earl Monroe, who was on one of the Knicks’ two championship teams in a four-year span in the 1970s, to move into seventh place on the franchise’s career scoring list. He’ll soon move into the top 25 on the NBA’s career scoring list, and with his collegiate and international championships, he should easily get into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.“Listen what he’s done in this game … national championship at Syracuse as a freshman, that’s hard. What he’s done with FIBA basketball, I said (earlier this season), the Olympics, world championships, how he represented our country, it’s fantastic,” said Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, a Knicks assistant when Anthony was acquired. “He’s had a fantastic career. Still a heck of a player.”Opposing coaches agree, denying any slippage in Anthony’s game, even as his scoring and shooting percentage have fallen at 32. But President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson apparently isn’t convinced, with reports the Knicks have contacted the Cavaliers, Clippers and Celtics about an Anthony trade.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Chan Sun Jung makes UFC return, KOs Bermudez in 1st round Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown But if his time in New York is almost up, if the Knicks really are considering moving on without him, a word of warning.“He had 25 (points) in one quarter this year. Very recently,” LeBron James said. “So you tell me. How many guys do that?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnNot many, but that hasn’t stopped round-the-clock trade speculation over the last couple of weeks, with still a couple more until the NBA trade deadline.If Anthony is dealt, he will leave without leading the Knicks to a title, or even getting particularly close. For his many critics, that will make it easy to label him a disappointment, especially by those who never wanted him in the first place at the cost of three starters and a top reserve off a promising team. MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Anthony wants to stay in New York and he can, given his no-trade clause that allows him to veto any deal, but some supporters are ready to see him go.The boos were noticeable as Anthony’s shot was off in a recent game and again Saturday in a loss to Cleveland. One fan’s impatience was evident after a particularly bad shot.“Two more years of that, you’ve got to be kidding me!” he screamed.Anthony angered some fans before he ever arrived by pushing for a trade and a more lucrative contract. Anthony was set to be a free agent in July of 2011, but instead, he sought a swap that would allow him to sign a more profitable extension, and the Knicks ended up sending Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton and Timofey Mozgov to Denver.The deal paid off for a time. The Knicks made the playoffs the season Anthony arrived, their first appearance since 2004, and in 2012 won a postseason game for the first time since 2001, ending an NBA-record 13-game skid in the postseason. New York won 54 games and dethroned Boston to win the Atlantic Division championship in 2013, with Anthony winning the NBA scoring title as the Knicks reached the Eastern Conference semifinals.They’ve since returned to their losing ways, on pace to miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Maybe that makes it easier for Anthony to accept a trade to a contender, if Phil Jackson is able to find one.The Knicks have gone down that road before when they traded Patrick Ewing in 2000. Anthony, by just about any measure, has had the best Knicks career since.Soon it might be over.“He’s a great player and he can care less, he’s going out and getting the job done and I’ve seen teams push guys out and wish they had him back,” Mark Jackson said. “He’s the one guy with all due respect to everybody else that you have to as an opposition, that you have to game plan against, and he’s the one you highlight.” Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board memberlast_img read more

Final viewing of the live performance of ‘Julius Caesar’ set for May 3

first_imgStudents writing English Literature at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) or those who are studying theatre arts or simply would like to experience a Shakespearean production can witness the theatrical production, “Julius Caesar” at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Wednesday, May 3.The production is hosted by GEMS Theatre Productions in collaboration with The National School of Theatre Arts and Drama. The two have come together for the second time within the last three years to have such a production that will benefit secondary school students preparing to write the examination.Unfortunately, this is the last term secondary schools will be using the text. However, among the cast of over 40 actors are reigning Miss Guyana World Nurriyyih Gerrard playing “Portia” and Nirmal Narine as “Calpurnia”. Other actors playing the lead roles are Mark Luke-Edwards, Nickose Layne, Clinton Duncan, Jamohl Alexander, Paul Budnah, Randolph Critchlow and students of the National School of Theatre Arts and Drama.The show starts at 10:00h and will last for approximately three hours. Tickets for the show cost $500 for children and there are limited tickets for adults at a cost of $1000. Tickets are located at the National Cultural Centre Box Office and schools are asked to make contact through telephone numbers 226-0240, 225-3557, 617-0244 or 6299895 for ticketing information.last_img read more

Columbus Catholic girls basketball blasts Granton

first_imgDons improve to 5-1By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team thoroughly dominated Granton on Thursday night, beating the Bulldogs 57-13 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup at Columbus Catholic High School.The Dons led 28-5 at halftime and doubled their advantage in the second half.The Dons forced 31 turnovers and held Granton to 18 percent shooting (5 of 28).Kendra Baierl had 13 points, and Morgan Albrecht added nine points and five steals for Columbus (5-1, 3-0 Cloverbelt East).The Dons have a week off before returning to action Friday, Dec. 9, at Owen-Withee.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 57, Bulldogs 13Granton 5 8 – 13Columbus Catholic 28 29 – 57GRANTON (13): Alaina Strey 2-8 1-2 5, Cassidie Pontratz 1-2 0-0 2, Jaden Gardner 0-0 0-0 0, Makayla Kleiman 0-2 0-0 0, Rhiannon Reimer 1-5 0-0 2, Kayla Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Hannah Walfer 1-10 2-3 4. FG: 5-28. FT: 3-5. 3-pointers: 0-4 (Strey 0-1, Reimer 0-3). Rebounds: 18 (Walfer 6). Turnovers: 31. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 0-2 overall and Cloverbelt East.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (57): Taylor Tolppi 0-2 0-0 0, Annika Brown 0-2 0-2 0, Morgan Albrecht 4-8 0-0 9, Hailey Roehl 2-5 1-4 5, Baylie Neider 3-5 0-0 6, Maren Seefluth 0-2 2-2 2, Kendra Baierl 6-10 1-2 13, Addison Baierl 1-1 0-0 2, McKenzie Hansen 2-6 0-0 4, Katie Hall 1-2 1-2 3, Natalie Pospyhalla 0-6 1-2 1, Zoe Stratman 1-4 2-2 4, Marissa Immerfall 4-8 0-0 8. FG: 24-61. FT: 8-16. 3-pointers: 1-6 (Albrecht 1-1, Neider 0-2, Pospyhalla 0-3). Rebounds: 27 (Stratman 5). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: none. Record: 5-1, 3-0 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

IRS Proposes Increased User Fee for Offers in Compromise (NPRM REG-108934)

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe IRS has proposed an increase in the user fee for processing a taxpayer’s offer in compromise. The current user fee is $186 and the IRS proposes to increase the fee to $300 for offers submitted on or after February 27, 2017. However, no fee is charged if the offer is based solely on doubt as to liability, or made by a low-income taxpayer.The actual cost of an offer as of 2015 was $2,450, and although agencies are ordinarily required to charge full cost, an exception applies in the case of offers in compromise. The increase is an attempt to recover more of the actual cost of processing the offer.Comments must be received by November 28, 2016. Submissions should be mailed to: Internal Revenue Service, CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-108934-16), Room 5203, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, D.C. 20044. Submissions may also be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-108934-16), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, D.C. 20224 or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (indicate IRS and REG-108934-16).A public hearing is scheduled for December 16, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Main IR Auditorium of the Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Ave NW., Washington, D.C. 20224.Proposed Regulations, NPRM REG-108934-16, 2016FED ¶49,715Other References:Code Sec. 7122CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶41,120BTax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC IRS: 42,100last_img read more

Stunning close-up of Saturn’s moon, Pan, reveals a space empanada

first_imgStunning close-up of Saturn’s moon, Pan, reveals a space empanada Astronomers have long known that Pan, one of Saturn’s innermost moons, has an odd look. Based on images taken from a distance, researchers have said it looks like a walnut or a flying saucer. But now, NASA’s Cassini probe has delivered stunning close-ups of the 35-kilometer-wide icy moon, and it might be better called a pan-fried dumpling or an empanada. Pan orbits Saturn in a gap in the planet’s rings and pulls material from them, so the ridge around it likely started accumulating soon after the moon formed, researchers say. The new images are only hours old, so scientists haven’t yet had time to estimate how wide and tall the ridge is. If material in the ridge is still loose, rather than somehow fused together, the ridge can maintain its steepness only because the moon’s gravity is so low. The latest pictures were obtained as Cassini conducts its final (and riskiest) flybys past Saturn’s moons and rings before it blazes into the planet’s atmosphere later this year. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Sid PerkinsMar. 9, 2017 , 1:30 PMlast_img read more

Shubhankar becomes youngest Indian to win Asian Tour Order of Merit,Shubhankar becomes youngest Indian to win Asian Tour Order of Merit

first_img× Published on COMMENTS COMMENT SHARE Shubhankar Sharma SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img December 08, 2018 Shubhankar Sharma on Saturday became the youngest Indian to clinch the Asian Tour Order of Merit after a ground-breaking year of achievements. He won it even before the finish of the last two events of the 2018 season.Sharma, who has led the Habitat for Humanity Order of Merit from February this year kept his nose ahead all the time.After finishing tied sixth at the Hong Kong Open, which was his 11th start in a row and 15th in 16 weeks from the Open de France in June-July, Sharma skipped the Queen’s Cup, Mauritius Open and the South African Open, despite a late challenge being mounted by South African Justin Harding. This week as Harding missed the cut, any chance of him overtaking Sharma also ended and the Indian added another feather to his well-adorned cap.Sharma, 22, became the fifth and the youngest Indian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit. He joins Indian golfing legends like Jyoti Randhawa (2002), Arjun Atwal (2003), Jeev Milkha Singh (2006 and 2008) and Anirban Lahiri (2015).None of the previous Indian winners of the Asian Tour Order of Merit were below 30 when they reached the top, while Sharma is just 22. Jeev is the only one in the list to win the Merit honours twice.“The Asian Tour Order of Merit was something very significant for me, as were many of the other milestones, but with this I have followed in the footsteps of golfers like Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal, Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri, all of whom I look up to and who have been very encouraging to me,” said Sharma. Sharma is due to make his final start of 2018 at the BNI Indonesia Masters next week in Jakarta, where he will also be officially crowned as Asian Tour’s No. 1. The latest success rounds off a superb year for Sharma, who followed up his first Asian — European Tour win at Joburg Open in mid-December, by winning the Malaysian Championships in February. The young golfer, who at one time led both Asian and European Tour Order of Merits, went on to achieve his career-best World Ranking of 64 by finishing tied ninth on his WGC debut in Mexico and then finishing tied seventh at Hero Indian Open. Sharma’s cheque of USD 500,000 from Malaysia gave him a headstart in the merit race. He went on to play all four Majors, as he was invited by the Augusta National Golf Club, and qualified for other three Majors, and also played all four WGC events. He also topped the race for the European Tour’s Rookie of Year and won the Sir Harry Cotton Award. During the year, he was also honoured with the Arjuna Award, presented to him by the President of India. Sharma’s highlights of the year included the win in Malaysia, Top-10s in WGC-Mexico (T-9); Hero Indian Open (T-7); CIMB Classic (T-10) and Hong Kong Open (T-6). golf Shubhankar Sharma 0last_img read more

Have We Been Putting Our Careers At Risk Since The Recession Hit?

first_imgWhen I talk with people who are looking for work I get the sense that it is not just the change of employment status that is causing their anger and confusion. It is the sense that the entire way the employment contract works has been radically shifted on them. Many of our fathers and mothers worked for the same company for a long time, retiring after committing themselves to a lifetime of loyal and faithful service. That has somehow flipped into hoping we can get a contract job with a 30-day separation clause.Over the past 20 years we have grown our economy by buying stuff we don’t need with money we don’t have from companies we don’t like. We bought cheap clothes at warehouse stores while bemoaning the loss of textile jobs in the south and Wal-Mart’s labor practices. We grabbed the latest deal on electronics at the local Best Buy while feeling robbed of solid high-tech jobs that were being shipped overseas. And many of us (me included) have participated in cost-cutting exercises at work only to feel a nervous shiver through our spine when we think about our children’s future.As consumers we have demanded that things be cheaper, faster, better and more accessible. But as employees we are experiencing first-hand the consequences of those demands. It is what might be called a “total bummer”: Can’t I buy what is cheap, available and makes me feel good and forget all the other stuff?Yes, we can do that. And then we can watch our jobs go overseas. When that happens the key question we have to ask ourselves is “What jobs will stay here?” Fortunately there is plenty of opportunity for hope. We are still the most creative and innovative country on earth. The world still looks to us to define cultural and technical trends. Our iPods may be made in China, but they are designed in the U.S.But being a part of the team that designs the next iPod, or comes up with a new internet solution, or thinks of a better way to create clean energy requires something different of us as job seekers and talent – We have to be willing to change the way we think about work.Finding work with meaning, doing what you love, bringing fun to work and being comfortable, or even taking advantage of ambiguity and unexpected change are all critical parts of being successful in this century. They are not HR flights of fancy. In fact, I feel confident in guaranteeing that if you can’t answer what your dream job is, if you don’t know what gets you up in the morning, and if you don’t know what makes your work fun and enjoyable that your career is at risk.last_img read more