Wojciech Szczęsny has insisted that he is “happy” at Juventus, despite having mostly been on the bench in favour of Gianluigi Buffon this seasonThe former Arsenal goalkeeper joined the Serie A champions last season after a successful two year loan spell with rivals AS Roma. The Pole was signed as a long-term replacement for Buffon, but has been heavily restricted in appearances this season due to the Italian’s continued strong performances at the club.However, speaking to Tuttosport, Szczesny has revealed that he is happy with his new club and is enjoying being an understudy to Buffon.“In Turin me and my wife are happy,” said the 27 year-old, according to Sports Mole.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“When the wife is content, then 80 percent of everything is on point.“Here I learn a lot from Buffon, I go out for dinner with him and the other Juve goalkeepers.”Under Massimiliano Allegri, Szczesny has made a total of 17 appearances all season for Juventus as they chase an unprecedented seventh consecutive Serie A title.
DeAndre Yedlin is making headlines in the aftermath of USA’s 2-0 defeat to Brazil for asking referee Fernando Guerrero: “You watched the World Cup, right?”Following his World Cup antics, every foul on Neymar will be questioned for the rest of his career. USA vs. Brazil was no exception. In the 21st minute, referee Fernando Guerrero stopped play when DeAndre Yedlin tripped Brazil’s star. The youngster, who was in charge of man-marking Neymar throughout last night’s contest, did not agree with the call and made sure his opinion was heard, shouting:“You watched the World Cup, right? You watched the World Cup?”Here, see it for yourselves:”Did you watch the World Cup?”PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.DeAndre Yedlin got Neymar jokes ? pic.twitter.com/CXEgp7CBNi— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 8, 2018Both men laughed and the contest moved on, but social media didn’t. People can’t stop talking about Yedlin’s comments, although the American simply expressed his opinion (and said what’s on everyone’s mind whenever Neymar drops to the ground).Brazil won 2-0 and Neymar scored, so he got the last laugh. read more
Facebook Alessia Cara Treats Fans To “A Little More” On Her Birthday https://twitter.com/alessiacara/status/1016716792637472768 In ” A Little More ,” Cara sings about wanting more from a lover. “I’m sorry that I’ve been emotions galore/ Am I crazy for wanting a little bit more?/ A little more of you,” she sings with her powerful voice, only accompanied only by an acoustic guitar.Cara won Best New Artist at the 60th GRAMMY Awards earlier this year and released “Growing Pains” the first single from her sophomore album on June 15. Fans are still awaiting full album details, including title and release date.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter Email With a new album in the works, the singer/songwriter releases the second single in celebration of her big day Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jul 11, 2018 – 1:46 pm GRAMMY winner Alessia Cara turns 22 today and to celebrate, she is treating her fans to new music. The Canadian singer announced the drop of the second single, “A Little More,” off her upcoming album on her social media platforms Wednesday.Just yesterday the “Scar To Your Beautiful” singer/songwriter singer hinted she would release the new song, which she made in her basement.. She also revealed that she wrote and produced the song herself. News Alessia Cara Releases “A Little More” alessia-cara-treats-fans-little-more-her-birthday read more
Australian authorities say 13 attacks have been prevented in the past few years. AFP file photoAn Islamic State sympathiser planned to buy a gun and kill as many revellers as possible on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne’s popular Federation Square, police alleged Tuesday after foiling the plot.The 20-year-old, born in Australia to Somali parents, was detained in a raid on a house in the Melbourne suburb of Werribee on Monday. He is expected to be charged later Tuesday.Police claim he accessed a guide book online produced by Al-Qaeda on how to commit terror acts and use firearms, but was arrested before he could purchase an automatic rifle.“What we will be alleging is that he was intending to use a firearm to shoot and kill as many people as he could in the Federation Square area on New Year’s Eve,” said Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton.“It is a tremendous concern to us that (during) the festive season, when people are out enjoying themselves, that there is a potential plot to commit a terrorist act. That is a huge issue for us but that is why we put the resources in.”He said the arrest meant the threat “has been removed”.Federation Square is in the heart of the city, opposite busy Flinders Street train station and St Paul’s Cathedral. It is one of the most popular places to see in the new year and would be packed on December 31.The foiled plot comes a year after police prevented another attack in the same area on Christmas Day, arresting several men who planned to use explosives, knives and guns to target the location.Patton said the man, who lived with his parents, had been on their radar since the beginning of the year, part of a small community of extremists that police have been monitoring.His behaviour had gradually escalated over time, but police believe he was acting alone.“The potential of the attack was catastrophic,” said Patton, adding that the man was an “Islamic State sympathiser”.Asked if he had been inspired by last year’s Christmas Day plot, Patton said how he became radicalised was still being investigated.“We will be exploring where this person of interest got the idea from,” he said.“Certainly, he becomes particularly energised when he sees other activities in the terrorist arena occurring.”Australian officials have grown increasingly concerned over the threat of extremist attacks, raising the national terror alert level to “probable” in September 2014.Since then, 74 people have been arrested in 347 counter-terror investigations.Authorities say 13 attacks have been prevented in the past few years, including an IS-directed attempt to bring down a plane using poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer.Despite this, several attacks have taken place, including a cafe siege in Sydney in 2014 where two hostages were killed. read more
Warped galaxy with the distribution of young stars (Cepheids) in its disk as inferred from the Milky Way Cepheids. Credit: J. Skowron / OGLE / Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Explore further More information: Dorota M. Skowron et al. A three-dimensional map of the Milky Way using classical Cepheid variable stars, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aau3181 Milky Way Cepheids on the Milky Way map. Credit: Plot by J. Skowron / OGLE, the Milky Way panorama by Serge Brunier In studying the 3-D model they had created, the researchers were able to see that the Milky Way is far from flat. They could also see that it gets less flat the farther from the sun it goes. They noted also that the Cepheids appeared to be grouped into clusters, suggesting that they may have formed at or near the same time. The researchers also suggest the warping was likely caused by interactions with other galaxies, dark matter or intergalactic gas. © 2019 Science X Network Play Video presenting main points of the Science paper. Credit: OGLE / University of Warsaw, Press Office / M. Kazmierczak / S. Brunier / Y. Beletsky Journal information: Science Play 3D structure of the Milky Way based on over 2000 Cepheids with precisely measured distances. Credit: J. Skowron / OGLE / Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw A team of researchers at the University of Warsaw has created the most accurate 3-D model of the Milky Way Galaxy to date. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group explains how they used measurements from a special group of pulsating stars to create the map. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Citation: A 3-D model of the Milky Way Galaxy using data from Cepheids (2019, August 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-08-d-milky-galaxy-cepheids.html Comparison of simulation of three main star forming episodes in the spiral arms with the currently observed Cepheid variables. Oldest stars (red) are 400 million years old and the youngest (blue) are 30 million years old. Top view of the Milky Way, simulations are shown in the left panel, observations – in the right panel. Credit: J. Skowron / OGLE / Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw Most people imagine the Milky Way as a flat spiral—that is the way it has been shown in school textbooks for years. In more recent times, however, scientists have discovered that our galaxy is not flat at all—it is more like a wobbly uncooked pizza crust that has been tossed into the air. In this new effort, the researchers have found that our galaxy is even more wobbly than has been suspected.To create their new map, the researchers used data from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment—a long term sky surveying project based at the University of Warsaw. More specifically, the researchers wanted data regarding Cepheids, which are a unique type of pulsating star. They were useful to the researchers because they pulse with regularity and brightness. This means that their true brightness can be calculated and compared to the brightness of them as seen here from Earth—doing so allows for very accurately measuring how far away from us they are. By amassing data from 2,431 Cepheids (collected over six years) and putting them all on a map together, the researchers were able to produce a 3-D representation of the Milky Way, at least from the perspective of Cepheids. The model they created is the first to be built using direct measurements of star distances, thus it is the most accurate to date. Play Cepheid stars change their brightness in a very regular pattern as a result of stellar pulsations. Credit: P. Mróz / OGLE / Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw Warped galaxy with the distribution of young stars (Cepheids) in its disk as inferred from the Milky Way Cepheids. Credit: J. Skowron / OGLE / Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw The Milky Way is warped Milky Way Cepheids on the Milky Way map. Credit: Plot by J. Skowron / OGLE, the Milky Way panorama by Serge Brunier read more
24Jan Rep. LaSata echoes Snyder’s call to remove sexual assault from college campuses Categories: LaSata News,News State Rep. Kim LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, issued the following statement in response to the 2018 State of the State speech Tuesday at the state Capitol:“I have an appreciation for a lot of what Gov. Rick Snyder addressed in his final State speech and understand how important it is finish out his final year in office with strong, smart decisions.“One thing he mentioned specifically resonated with me – and I thank him for addressing it – involves Michigan State University and the ongoing criminal case involving one of its former physicians. One of our state’s most popular universities has failed to protect its students from sexual assault and that must be addressed.“We must enforce the necessity that every Michigan student has access to an excellent, affordable, and safe educational experience on each of our state’s 15 taxpayer supported colleges and universities.”##### read more
Categories: Griffin News,News 24May Griffin plan to improve student protection approved by House Multi-bill package to protect Michigan’s children advances today Legislation to increase the number of authority figures who must report evidence of abuse was approved with unanimous bipartisan support today in the state House, Rep. Beth Griffin announced.Her plan mandates athletic trainers and physical therapists working with K-12 school sports and college athletic activities to report suspected abuse to the proper authorities, as a measure to better protect Michigan children from child abuse, neglect and sexual abuse.“Trainers and physical therapists, like other mandatory reporters, can be in the best position to identify abuse. They have a duty to report it,” said Griffin, a former teacher who also served as a mandatory reporter. “It’s a responsibility shared by educators, nurses and psychologists, among other licensed professionals. While each have their own specific reasons for interacting with children, they all are unified in their efforts to make certain children are safe and healthy. There is no higher responsibility, as far as I’m concerned.”Griffin’s legislation is part of a 28-bill bipartisan package approved by the House to increase protections to Michigan’s residents in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.“Being a mandatory reporter is an important piece of this plan, but it is part of a bigger obligation to protect Michigan’s kids,” said Griffin, of Mattawan. “Medical professionals, educators, students, subject experts and survivors of Nassar’s crimes spoke up about all of these bills during over 19 hours of committee testimony. This is a solution for a problem Nassar exposed and this is a sizable step forward to strengthening our protections for all Michigan’s residents.”House Bills 5659 advances to the Senate for its consideration. read more