Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matches

first_imgFormer Super Eagles winger Victor Moses is set to miss Inter Milan’s next two matches across all competitions having suffering an injury in training according to a report from Sky Sport Italia.Advertisement Read Also: Victor Moses shines as Inter Milan advance in Europa LeagueThe 29-year-old Moses joined Inter Milan on loan from Premier League club Chelsea during the January transfer window with Serie A outfit having an option to buy him for a fee of around €12 million come the end of this season.Since his arrival, Moses has made seven appearances across all competitions, with an assist from his wing back role.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Loading… The Nigerian wing back cropped a thigh strain in his left thigh and will sit out Inter’s Coppa Italia semi final away to Napoli on Thursday night, and  Inter’s next league match this weekendIn addition, the report further revealed that Moses is a major doubt for the first leg of the Europa League last 16 tie against Spanish outfit Getafe which is due to take place on March 12.last_img read more

WESA expands once more with Splyce and North joining the ranks

first_imgWESA has added North and Splyce to its ranks as full members as it continues its expansion. The news brings WESA membership up to 13 teams in total.Credit: WESAAlthough WESA faced staunch criticism after initial launch, the continued welcoming of new teams clearly signals that many are becoming more accepting and the organisation is making progress in its aim to “professionalise esports, and solidify its place as the leading global esports association”. North are the esports arm of Nordisk Film and renowned Danish football club F.C. Copenhagen and field a complete roster that hasn’t quite lived up to expectations since launch — having acquired a talented Team Dignitas roster initially. The team is in the midst of roster changes as the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive shuffle period continues but is still regarded as one of the strongest out there. At the PGL Major Krakow, North lost in the quarter finals to Virtus.pro but still retained legend status that thus provides them with automatic qualification for the next Major. Splyce, on the other hand, is more of an odd move. The team currently only has three players signed to its Counter-Strike roster and has only played in a Major once, finishing 13th-16th back in March 2016 at MLG Colombus. Whether or not the move to join WESA by Splyce indicates that the organisation is looking at getting back into Counter-Strike or WESA’s intention to move out of CS:GO remains to be seen.Whilst players unbanned by ESL and ESIC following last months survey results and amendments to Code of Conduct are now allowed to play in ESL tournaments — they are still limited elsewhere. Within WESA, ESL are members and the WESA rules and regulations govern tournaments such as the ESL Pro League amongst others. Could this suggest that Splyce are considering going in for the former iBuyPower squad that are sure to emerge with a fairly solid roster in North America at some point in the near future? It’s all mere speculation at this point — but there seems little reason for Splyce to join unless one of the aforementioned criteria are satisfied. “We’re delighted that both North and Splyce have elected to join WESA,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Chairman and Commissioner, WESA. “Bringing in two more teams that affiliate with a leading traditional sports franchise increases our ability to both develop and build out our esports offerings, as well as move the industry forward in new and exciting ways. These organisations know the importance of structure and order in an industry, and will aid WESA’s mission to solidify these facets within our own.”“Since the debut of North earlier this year, we have taken steps to grow our organisation’s awareness within the esports industry. We are excited for the opportunity to join WESA and continue leaving our footprint in the esports world,” commented Jacob Toft-Andersen, Chief Gaming Officer, North. “We look forward to working with WESA and its Members to further professionalise the industry as a whole.”“This is an exciting time for team owners, as we are able to work together to continue advancing the infrastructure and sustainability of this industry for our staff, players and shareholders,” asserted Marty Strenczewilk, CEO & Co-Founder, Splyce. “Working with the storied teams that make up WESA was an obvious choice for us at Splyce, as it gives us the opportunity to work on projects that can have a huge impact on the entirety of esports alongside owners who are as passionate and dedicated as we are.”Esports Insider says: Continued expansion from WESA is definitely positive for the organisation. Many eyes will turn and wonder why Splyce are involved but only time will tell. For now, congratulations to all parties.last_img read more

Day Five – Men’s Amateur: Barrow and Cope ready for friendly final

first_img1 Aug 2020 Day Five – Men’s Amateur: Barrow and Cope ready for friendly final Callan Barrow and Jack Cope will enjoy a friendly rivalry as they go head-to-head in tomorrow’s 36-hole English Men’s Amateur Championship final.Barrow, from Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club and Cope, who plays out of the Players Club in Gloucestershire, are mates and will remain so no matter the outcome of the final.However, neither man has battled through two rounds of stroke play on the Hotchkin and Bracken Courses at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire as well as four tough match play games since Tuesday, to come up short.Both are on top form and the final on the Hotchkin promises to be one of the most keenly contested in recent times.Barrow – a former Manchester United youth team player – booked his place in the final after consecutive 4&3 wins over Enrique Dimayuga and Sam Done.Cope (pictured below) sealed his place with a final hole victory against England international Sam Broadhurst and then a 3&1 triumph over Stanford University scholar Barclay Brown.When asked to describe his emotions on reaching the final, Barrow said: “Ecstatic  – I’ve played pretty solid all week and I’m really happy to get to the final.“My game is at its peak and should be good tomorrow.“I’ve holed putts. I’ve been rolling the rock pretty nice. It’s a case of just get it close and they are going in somehow.“I’m good friends with Jack – it will be a friendly game. I’ll need to play well to win and we’ll see how it goes.“I still have something left in the tank – although I will have none left by Monday.”Cope turned 21 on Thursday, but wisely put the celebrations on hold for the time being.He added: “I’ll celebrate when I’m home.“I’m absolutely thrilled to be in the final and through the matches I’ve been getting better.“Against Barclay I was six or seven under and he was four or five.“I’m not here to make up the numbers – I’m here to win, simple as that.”The final will be played over 36 holes with the winner following in the footsteps of some illustrious past winners.Stars such as Sir Nick Faldo, Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett and Paul Casey have lifted the title of English Amateur champion in the modern era.Cope and Barrow now have the chance to write their name into the history books at an event that has been staged since 1925.Details of how both men got to the final as well as videos, images and stats from the week can be found on the English Amateur Championships homepage.Photographs: Leaderboard Tags: Callan Barrow, Jack Copelast_img read more

“Bird Brain” No Longer an Insult

first_img“Birds can perform amazing tasks beyond the reach of cats and dogs,” begins an article in the BBC News.  So pay a little respect.  You can still call your boss a bird brain, but had better quickly explain why that is a compliment.  See also the longer article on MSNBC News.    In a related article, Jessica Ebert wrote in Nature1 that “bird-brain terminology” is undergoing a reformation.  The century-old naming convention of brain parts in birds resulted from a belief that birds were primitive, possessing simple brains capable only of instinct.  The distinction between bird and mammal brain capabilities is artificial, scientists now realize: “Signalling molecules and neurotransmitters operate similarly in the brains of birds and mammals.  And researchers agree that birds can learn: crows can pass on tool-making skills, for example.”  A consortium of neurobiologists has revamped the nomenclature to give bird brains the respect they deserve.1Jessica Ebert, “Reformation of bird-brain terminology takes off,” Nature 433, 449 (03 February 2005); doi:10.1038/433449b.Can your pet cat or dog sing?  Fly?  Talk?  Migrate across the world?  Solve a puzzle as fast as a bird?  Don’t let the small size fool you.  Birds are compressed packages of extreme design that are a wonder to behold.  The diversity of skills found among birds is mind-boggling.  A dinosaur couldn’t figure all this out if it wanted to, even if it knew how to select those rare lucky mutations.(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Considerations for wide-row wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Growers may be interested in wide-row wheat production due to reductions in equipment inventory (lack of grain drill) and to allow intercropping of soybean into wheat. With funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program and the Michigan Wheat Program, we’ve conducted several wide-row wheat trials.How much is wheat yield reduced when planting in wide rows compared to narrow rows? In most instances, wheat yield is greater when grown in narrow row width (7.5-inch) compared to wide row width (15-inch). Yield reductions associated with wide row wheat production ranges from 0% to 15%. In wide-row wheat, we tend to see more head-bearing tillers per foot of row compared to narrow-row wheat. This suggests that under some conditions, increased tillering in wide-row wheat may compensate for lower initial plant population per unit area. The level of yield reduction associated with wide row wheat production varies among wheat varieties. Therefore, variety selection is important when growing wheat in wide rows. Annually, a wide row wheat variety test is performed at two locations in Ohio. Variety information for the Ohio Wheat Performance Test Wide Row Evaluation can be found at:http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/wheattrials/        What is the ideal seeding rate for wide-row wheat?An on-farm trial was conducted at three locations in Fulton County during the 2013-2014 growing season and one location during the 2014-2015 growing season. The “standard practice” of wheat grown in narrow rows at 2.0 million seeds/acre was compared to wheat grown in wide rows at 1.0 and 1.5 million seeds/acre. Averaged across site-years, wheat grain yield was 81.7 bu/acre when grown in the standard practice of 7.5-inch row width at 2.0 million seeds/acre.  Compared to the standard practice, average yield across seeding rates was reduced by 15% when grown in 15-inch row width. When wheat was grown in 15-inch row width, there was no difference in yield between the 1.0 and 1.5 million seeds/acre seeding rates. This indicates that greater than 1.0 million seeds/acre may not be necessary to maximize yield of wheat grown in 15-inch row width.With fewer plants per acre in wide-row wheat production, can nitrogen application rate be reduced? No. Although fewer plants are recommended in wide-row wheat production (approximately 1.0 million seeds/acre) compared to narrow row wheat production, do not change nitrogen application rates.  Agronomic optimum nitrogen rates are the same regardless of row width.Wide Wheat Row Management Tips:Choose a variety that is high-yielding and resistant to major diseases such as powdery mildew, Septoria and Stagonospora blotches, and head scab.  See http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/wheattrials/ for the Ohio Wheat Performance Test Wide Row Evaluation.Plant wheat as soon as possible after the Hessian fly-free date.A seeding rate of approximately 1.0 million seeds/acre is recommended.Do not change nitrogen application rates.Weed control is very important in wide-row wheat production.Changing row spacing will change the microclimate within the wheat canopy, and this could affect disease development. Scout fields for foliar diseases and use the scab forecasting system (http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu) to determine whether disease risk is high enough to warrant a fungicide application.last_img read more

Polling peaceful in six LS, 42 Assembly seats in Odisha

first_imgPolling passed off peacefully in six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies of Odisha in the third phase of simultaneous elections on Tuesday.An average of 61% voting was recorded till 5 p.m., and it was likely to increase since voting was in progress, according to the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha. The Lok Sabha seats where polling was conducted during the day are Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur and Keonjhar. The 42 Assembly segments came under these six Parliamentary constituencies.EVMs malfunctioningReports of malfunctioning of EVMs were received from some booths in the morning hours, but polling was resumed after replacing those machines. Polling was postponed in a booth under Sambalpur following error and wrong pairing of VVPAT.In another incident, a polling official passed away while on duty in Dhenkanal district. The official, Nabakishore Nayak, who collapsed inside the booth, was declared dead by doctors at Kamakhyanagar hospital.Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik was among the prominent leaders to cast their votes in the morning hours. After casting his vote, Mr. Patnaik exuded confidence that the BJD would perform well in the elections in the State.The prominent candidates who were in the fray for Tuesday’s elections include former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, former Director General of Police Prakash Mishra and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra.4th phase on April 29 Polling is already over in nine Lok Sabha and 63 Assembly constituencies in Odisha in the previous two phases – April 11 and 18. The fourth and last phase polling in the remaining six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies, for which campaigning is still going on, is scheduled to be held on April 29.On the other hand, Mr. Patnaik campaigned for party nominees in areas under the Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituencies later in the day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed two public meetings at Balasore and Kendrapara during the day.last_img read more

Moustache makes the man for all Vivek fans

first_imgVivek OberoiIt’s a hirsute affair-between the nose and the upper lip-that’s keeping Vivek Oberoi busy these days? Other than his film Rakht Charitra and his upcoming wedding, he is busy working his moustache! “Yes. The moustache takes a lot of work. It seems easy and you think you can grow it, keep it. But you have to trim it, comb it. It is tough to keep a moustache. But I am glad to have done so as my fans love it. Guys asked me about it when I went to promote Rakht Charitra in various cities big and small metros. Even girls thought I looked more dashing,” he says.Given the adulation from his young fans, Vivek was more than happy to oblige. Of late, he has been quite busy? travelling across the nation promoting his newest film and helping his parents with the wedding shopping.Sources close to the Oberois say the entire family is in a celebratory mood. From shopping to finalising the wedding venue, their calendar is full. The only thing that is under wraps is perhaps Priyanka Alva, his fiance.Poke him and he grins and mutters monosyllables like a coy bride. “Well, that’s personal,” the actor says.The little bee tells us that she isn’t fond of the moustache and there’s a probability that it will be sacrificed at the altar.Until the wedding, Vivek definitely will sport it for promotional purposes.last_img read more

Bumbling Along

first_imgOn the DefensiveComparing military intelligence (MI) to IB and RAW is unfair and unrealistic (“Intelligence Failure”, June 14). While IB and RAW have a clear mandate of procuring internal and external intelligence, MI has neither the mandate nor the resources for procuring intelligence. Also, defence forces depend on RAW for,On the DefensiveComparing military intelligence (MI) to IB and RAW is unfair and unrealistic (“Intelligence Failure”, June 14). While IB and RAW have a clear mandate of procuring internal and external intelligence, MI has neither the mandate nor the resources for procuring intelligence. Also, defence forces depend on RAW for external intelligence and IB for internal security-related information.Additionally, border surveillance is the responsibility of field formations deployed in a particular sector. There is definitely a need to restructure the existing MI setup in order to make it capable of meeting the defence requirements independently. Moreover,this should not be the time to do a performance audit.Brigadier (Retd) S.C. Jolly, NoidaYour article on the failure of our various agencies in detecting the large-scale infiltration at an early stage reflects very poorly on those in charge of national security. It is also an eye opener for us since it shows how the lack of political stability, lack of consensus on national issues and lack of accountability puts the nation in such dangerous situations. We live on hope and believe in fate.R.S. Kannan, SingaporeShooting Off Their MouthsThe congress reaction to kargil has been shocking and shameful (“Sniper Fire”, June 14). After losing to Pakistan strategic territories which the gallant soldiers won with their blood in the 1965 and 1971 wars, through the Tashkent and Simla agreements, the Congress has no moral right to speak on the Kargil tragedy. After all it is the bungling of the Kashmir issue and the policy of appeasement of the so-called minorities by the Congress that has brought things to such a pass.A.K. Sharma, ChandigarhCampus CapersThe college survey and the methodology adopted to analyse them has many shortcomings (“Top 10 Colleges”, June 14). Most of the respondents interviewed were from the metros. Besides, several colleges which merited a place among the best were neglected.advertisementI suggest that instead of selecting 10 colleges based on some group discussion, you should come up with a broader range that would allow a more representative survey of the colleges of the country.Prashant Saraswat, on e-mailCricket: C’mon, it’s just a GameThe cricket fever gripping the nation and the dismal performance of our team in the World Cup only show how pampered and overrated our cricketers are (“Cricket Crazy”, June 14). If practice makes one perfect, our cricketers ought to have been practising the game and honing their skills instead of selling soft drinks, shoes, shirts and sundry. Had this been done we’d have won the World Cup effortlessly and the cricket craze in the nation would have had some justification. I suggest cricketers should be banned from endorsing consumer goods.T.N. Misra, LucknowUndoubtedly an indulgence in sports is a worthwhile way of achieving the oft-repeated maxim – a healthy mind in a healthy body.But don’t we stretch it a bit too far with our lopsided involvement with the game of cricket? Most cricket fans even seemed insensitive to the bereavement of their idol Sachin Tendulkar. Consider the manhours that get wasted during the matches. Complete paralysis grips the nation – offices bear a desolate look with the cricket-crazy staff either glued to transistors or on leave to watch matches at home. Can we afford to waste so much money and time?Anuradha, Chandigarh Your ranking of the colleges, based on interviews, is not very fair. These may be the most popular but not the country’s top colleges. What we expect is a comprehensive ranking based on facts such as student facilities, campus placement, faculty-student ratio, standard of the pass-outs in the industry, research projects, infrastructure, amount spent per student, class strength, curriculum, teaching methods and the experience of the staff. This can be supported by an on-the-spot assessment by a qualified team.Anand Gopalan, MumbaiHome TruthThe issue of Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origin seems to be limited only to urban areas (“All Roads Lead to Rome”, June 7).The underprivileged couldn’t care less about her origins. All they see is someone who can improve their quality of life.Whether Sonia, if elected, can deliver is debatable, but the BJP should not raise this issue. If it can improve the standard of rural life, let them make that their manifesto.N. Kumar, CalcuttaPolitics of DramaThe recent emotion-packed melodrama that unfolded in Delhi has severely damaged the already tattered image of the Congress (“Quitting to Conquer”, May 31).This was not the time for Congressmen to bring up the issue of Sonia’s “foreign born” status.Given that the issue had been raised, it was an inappropriate way for a CWC president to react.advertisementInstead of getting emotionally overwhelmed by the situation and submitting a resignation letter, which subsequently led to the expulsion of senior members, a shrewd politician would have tried to resolve the matter behind closed doors and keep the party unified.Swapna B. Batabyal, Logan, UtahThe Better Team Now that we are out of the World Cup, people will concentrate more on the war in Kargil (“Blasting Peace”,June 7). Our soldiers are fighting at 17,000 ft where temperatures range from minus 5 to minus 30 degrees Celsius. The cricketers were routed while playing in better conditions. If killed in action, an IAF pilot gets around Rs 2 lakh in compensation. Our cricketers get an equivalent amount or more as tournament fee, not to speak of the money they get through endorsements and ads. People offered pujas and observed fasts so India could win the Cup. Has anyone cared to do anything for the valiant soldiers? The least the Indian team can do is send all the awards and match fees to the Army Relief Fund. Parvez, on e-mailwrongly Plane FactsYour story wrongly states that the Haryana Government flew BJP leader Sushma Swaraj from Shimla to Delhi at state expense (“Friends in Need”, June 14).Swaraj did use a Haryana state plane on May 20, 1999. But a bill amounting to Rs 17,500 was made in her name and she paid the amount promptly through a cheque in the first week of June itself. In fact state aircraft have been used by VIPs for non-official purposes and they have been billed similarly.It’s a different matter that many of these VIPs, including former chief ministers, have not paid the bills for the past several years.Director, Public Relations, HaryanaClarificationIn our cover story, the map of Kashmir was not to scale (“The Marathon War”, June 21). Therefore, the Line of Control as shown in the map may not conform to the actual LoC.last_img read more

10 months agoKante: What Chelsea players think of Pulisic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kante: What Chelsea players think of Pulisicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has welcomed their swoop for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic.On Wednesday morning it was announced that the 20-year-old will be moving to west London this summer in a £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.Having watched Pulisic’s impact from afar, Kante can’t wait to see it close up next season.”We know he’s a good player,” he told the Daily Mail following Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday night.”He’s doing well for Dortmund and we are glad to welcome him to Chelsea.” last_img