Game 1 hero Go deflects credit to Ravena, Eagles

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ateneo has a golden chance to close the series out in Game 2 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum as the Eagles aim for their first title since UAAP Season 75.Until then, Go has no reason to celebrate just yet. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHolding a precarious 73-70 lead against La Salle in the waning seconds of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals,  Ateneo knew it needed one last bucket to put the result beyond doubt.Luckily for the Blue Eagles, Thirdy Ravena found an open Isaac Go down low for the undergoal stab plus the foul with 10.4 seconds remaining. Go completing the three-point play and Ateneo held on for a 76-70 win.ADVERTISEMENT “Second, it was Thirdy who found me open, so I have to give credit to Thirdy. Third, at the end of the day, it was a two points for Ateneo. I don’t look at it as a two points for me, but I look at it as a whole, that Ateneo got the two points.”It was the second time in as many games that Go proved to be the hero for Ateneo. He also rescued the Blue Eagles in their Final Four do-or-die against Far Eastern University wherein he drilled the game-tying triple that forced overtime and sank a improbable putback on one knee in the extra period.For some, Go’s heroics was redemption of sorts, especially after he botched a potential go-ahead gimme in the Blue Eagles loss to the Archers in the second round.“There’s always pressure, but we can’t pressure ourselves because it’s a game,” he said. “There’s no external pressure that will force us to change the way we play. Internally, we just have to push ourselves.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsThe blue gallery was electric but somehow, the 6-foot-7 big man remained stoic as if nothing happened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s exciting, yes, but the reason that I was not able to celebrate was that first, the game was not finished yet. It was not a buzzer beater,” Go said.READ: Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles View commentslast_img read more

DeMar DeRozan’s triple-double lift Spurs past Raptors in Kawhi Leonard’s return

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments LATEST STORIES Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) jockey for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs’ suffocating defense, scoring runs and fans’ unrelenting contempt for the opposing team’s star player have often overwhelmed the opposition.Kawhi Leonard has seen it many times in San Antonio, but the Toronto star never experienced it from the opposing bench until Thursday night. It was worse than he expected.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Spurs gave reason for the fans to constantly cheer, leading by as many as 28 points against a Raptors team that has been atop the Eastern Conference for much of the season.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points for San Antonio, Bryn Forbes added 20, Derrick White 19 and Rudy Gay 13.“Yeah it was a different kind of game, it was more of a playoff atmosphere, but that’s what we live for,” Gay said. “It’s the NBA, you’re going to have times like this, those are times you have to step up.”The night belonged to DeRozan, though, as he became the first San Antonio player with a triple-double at home since Tim Duncan in 2003.“I told him it was about time,” Popovich said.DeRozan shot 7 for 15 from the field, collecting 13 defensive rebounds and finishing with just three turnovers in 33 minutes.DeRozan’s 10th assist came on an entry to Aldridge that the Spurs center punctuated with a celebration in honor of his teammate’s career milestone.“He was in high gear tonight,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “He was in his fast, athletic gear tonight and when he’s in that gear, he’s tough to handle, as we all know.”After leading by as many as 26 points in the first half, San Antonio opened the second half on a 12-0 run to take a 79-51 lead.The crowd erupted during a sequence of plays when Leonard had the ball tipped away, which led to a slam dunk by White. That possession was followed by Leonard being unable to corral an alley-oop pass, which led to DeRozan tossing in a runner and being fouled by Serge Ibaka. DeRozan made the free throw amid chants of “MVP! MVP!” — something Leonard heard during his time in San Antonio. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READcenter_img The reception didn’t surprise Leonard.“No,” Leonard said. “Media does a great mind to stir people’s minds and to influence them to think a certain way. So, I already knew how that was going to be the way the media was.”Fans were angry that Leonard forced his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that yielded DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl from Toronto for him and Danny Green.Leonard was booed heavily from the moment he walked onto the court for warmup. The boos continued during a pregame video tribute and player introductions, whenever he touched the ball and as he walked off the court following the lopsided loss.“I felt badly about it,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Kawhi’s a high-character guy. We all make decisions in our lives about what we’re going to do with our futures and he has that same right as any of us. So, I felt badly, honestly.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo top early NBA All-Star vote totals Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We didn’t do a good job in transition, defense,” Leonard said. “We didn’t play well at all defensively. Spurs did a great job pushing the pace and kicking out for wide-open shots.”As the game ended, Popovich and Leonard embraced in a long hug and the Spurs coach led his former star to San Antonio’s bench to greet assistant coach Ettore Messina.TIP-INSRaptors: The Spurs played a tribute video for Leonard and Green prior to the game that ended with “Thank you Danny and Kawhi.” Green ran over to and hugged Popovich prior to tipoff. Green finished with no points on 0-for-7 shooting. … Lowry missed his fourth straight game due to lower back pain.Spurs: DeRozan is the first Spurs player to have at least 15 points 10 rebounds and five assists in a half since Tim Duncan in 2007. DeRozan also recorded his first double-double in a half. … Gay played 23 minutes to Popovich’s surprise, who thought the 13-year veteran would miss the game with a sprained left wrist.UP NEXTRaptors: At Milwaukee on Saturday night.Spurs: Host Memphis on Saturday night. DeMar DeRozan 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for first career triple-double and San Antonio welcomed back Leonard with thunderous jeers in the Spurs’ 125-107 victory over the Raptors.“You’ve got to thrive in moments like that,” DeRozan said. “You’ve got to love to play in that type of atmosphere, whether it’s at home or on the road. It kind of fuels you, kind of gets you going. That’s what made it so fun.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionIt wasn’t much fun for Leonard and the Raptors, who saw a three-game winning streak snapped in inglorious fashion.Leonard scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting, but the anger the Spurs’ fans showered on him seemed to impact the MVP candidate. Leonard had to take a step back at the free throw line and compose himself amid chants of “Traitor! Traitor!” and “Quitter! Quitter!” from the capacity crowd that adored him during his seven seasons in San Antonio. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?last_img read more

Big blow for England, Stuart Broad to miss Mohali Test

first_imgLimited overs specialist Jos Buttler will replace the struggling Ben Duckett in a rejigged England batting lineup, skipper Alastair Cook confirmed ahead of his team’s third Test against India beginning on Saturday.The tourists will also miss the services of paceman Stuart Broad and left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari through injuries as they press for a series-levelling victory at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium. (Also read: England will beat India 2-1 in Test series: Monty Panesar to India Today)”Jos is an extremely talented cricketer,” Cook told reporters, confirming Buttler will bat at number seven, while all-rounder Moeen Ali would come at four, ahead of wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.Buttler played the last of his 15 tests against Pakistan last year but Cook was confident the 26-year-old would overcome a lack of preparation and replicate his limited overs form in Test cricket.”He’s up there in top three-four short form players in the world. We’re dealing with a very talented guy,” Cook said. (Also read: Virat Kohli on ball-tampering allegation: I heard about it and laughed at it )”He has earned an opportunity to come and play here. It’s clearly not ideal because of circumstances and he hasn’t played a lot of red-ball cricket but sometimes when the pressure’s off and you just go out and play, you can do something special.”Duckett’s scores of 13, five and zero in his three innings in India underline his struggle against the spin with the promising 22-year-old claimed by Ravichandran Ashwin on all three occasions. advertisement”He won’t be the only good player who has ever got dropped. He has an England future, there’s no doubt about it,” said Cook.”He has got an issue which unfortunately has been found out quite quickly, which can happen in this part of the world in international cricket.”He can go and address that and come again because he’s a very talented and exciting cricketer in all three forms. It’s just a blip in his career and he will have to work at his game.”Chris Woakes will replace Broad, while Bairstow, despite Buttler’s return, would balance his dual duties of keeping wickets along with his promotion in the batting order. (Also read: Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli)”Jonny had a glint in his eye when I said ‘we’d like you to move up to five’,” Cook said declining to name Ansari’s replacement.”It gives him more chance to bat. He bats at five and keeps at Yorkshire so he’s used to that role.”If everything was ideal we’d leave him at seven because it gives him a bit more time to recover but it gives him more time to bat with better batters.”last_img read more

The worlds top 10 pay TV operators by revenue wil

first_imgThe world’s top 10 pay TV operators by revenue will experience losses of US$20 billion (€16 billion) between 2017 and 2023, according to Digital TV Research.The new report claims that each of the top 10 global operators will be affected and that collectively they will see their revenues diminish from US$106.8 billion in 2017 to US$86.9 billion in 2023.Over the forecast period, the pay TV revenue share for the top 10 operators is also expected to fall from 53% to 48%.Looking at the wider global pay TV industry, Digital TV Research said that 168 of 517 operators covered by its Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report will lose subscription and pay-per-view revenues between 2017 and 2023.Across all 517 operators, revenues are expected to fall by US$18 billion over this time period to US$183 billion. The number of operators earning more than US$1 billion in revenues is also tipped to fall from 29 to 25.This is despite the number of pay TV subscribers increasing, with pay TV operators around the world expected to add 84 million customers between 2017 and 2023.“The good news is that 15 operators will add more than US$100 million between 2017 and 2023, with China Telecom up by US$1.4 billion,” said Simon Murray, Digital TV Research principal analyst.“However, five operators, including four from the US, will lose more than US$1 billion in revenues. Seven of the top 10 losers will be in the US.”last_img read more

Darla Shine joins antivaccination campaigners increases threat of measles outbreak in US

first_imgBy Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDFeb 15 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)The wife of White House Communications Chief Bill Shine, Darla Shine, has recently joined anti-vaccination campaigners by claiming that having measles as a child could protect against cancer in later life. The United States, as well as several European nations, are currently facing measles outbreaks as a result of inadequate vaccine coverage of the children. Andrey_Popov | ShutterstockThis year, the World Health Organization listed anti-vaccine campaigners as a threat to global health and a major contributor to the rise in cases of infectious diseases that had previously been eliminated by vaccination.In their report, the WHO states “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease—it currently prevents 2-3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved… Measles, for example, has seen a 30% increase in cases globally.”Earlier this week, Mrs. Shine tweeted a response to a CNN report on the measles outbreak in the US and the possible role of anti-vaccine campaigners in facilitating the spread of the disease. In her tweet, Mrs. Shine said “Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on CNN #fake #hysteria. The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids. Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fighting cancer.”Ms Shine used to work as TV producer and says that she and all the kids she knew got measles, mumps and chicken pox. “Sadly my kids had #MMR so they will never have the life-long natural immunity I have. Come breathe on me!” she added.101 cases of measles* have now been reported across 10 states of the US and the numbers are on the rise. Measles, Mumps and Rubella are preventable viral infections for which the MMR vaccine is recommended by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Measles is a highly contagious infection that can lead to unpleasant and sometimes very serious consequences say experts. It causes high fever, flu like symptoms, rash etc. According to the World Health Organisation more than 100,000 people have succumbed to measles and its complications in the 2017.The majority of reported cases are patients who have not been vaccinated against measles, according to the CDC. The CDC adds that more than 70,000 cases of measles have been prevented in the US between 1994 and 2013 due to wide vaccination coverage. In 2000, the US was declared a measles-free country.It is thought that the lack of vaccination was due to an infamous report which claimed that the MMR vaccine was linked to cases of autism, which has since been disproved. Furthermore, the CDC emphasizes that there is no scientific connection between vaccination and autism.According to the CDC, there are also no studies or research that shows that getting measles may help to fight cancer. Shine refused to back down with her “anti-cancer” claim though. She said, “I had the measles, that was the whole point of my tweet. I have life time natural immunity,” in a tweet.Mrs. Shine accused left-winged parties trying to bring her down. She tweeted, “Was waiting for the #Left to come after me. As soon as I retweet a fact about #Vaccines they come after me. Bring it on! #TheSmear #Slander #Libel #Liars #FakeNews #VAXXED #Hoax #Democrats #BigPharma”.Shine has a history of making comments on health issues that have no basis. She previously stated that sunscreen protection against skin cancer is a “hoax” and has also spoken before about the danger of vaccines. Darla Shine has a blog page called happyhousewives.com where she provides tips and advice on cooking, parenting, marriage, fashion and beauty.*Numbers accurate up to the 7th February 2019 Sources:Ten threats to global health in 2019. WHO.Darla Shine on Twitterlast_img read more

Study emphasizes need for prioritizing nutrition care for home health patients

first_img Risk of being hospitalized was significantly reduced by 24% in the first 30 days, nearly 23% after 60 days, and 18% after 90 days. Healthcare costs were reduced by more than $2.3 million or about $1,500 per patient at risk for malnutrition treated over the course of 90 days. Related StoriesGoat’s milk-based formula good for infant’s gut healthInvitation to attend Microbiome Movement – Drug Development & Nutrition Summit in SingaporeCommunity-residing older adults benefit from food and nutrition programsA recipe for recoveryAs many as 1 in 3 home health patients are at risk of malnutrition, which can impact their recovery or cause further health issues. But malnutrition often goes unrecognized as it can be invisible to the eye and can occur in both underweight and overweight individuals. Therefore, more healthcare systems are starting to focus efforts on the identification and management of malnourished or at-risk patients through regular monitoring and follow up.”It’s clear that nutrition can be a simple, cost-effective tool to improve patient outcomes,” said Suela Sulo, Ph.D., health outcomes researcher at Abbott and a study author.”Healthcare systems are driven to improve patient care while reducing costs. Our research shows that prioritizing nutrition across different settings of care – or from hospital to home – can significantly cut costs while improving patients’ health.”While home health often helps jumpstart the road to recovery, it’s even more effective when patients are given the necessary nutrition education and tools to take their health by the reins, even after they stop receiving visits from clinicians.”Educating people on the benefits of proper nutritional care can empower them to continue thinking about their nutrition and drinking their supplements,” said Gretchen VanDerBosch, R.D., a lead registered dietitian at Advocate Health Care and a study author. ”By maintaining proper nutrition, patients have greater strength, heal faster, have fewer falls and reduced readmissions.” Source:AbbottJournal reference:Riley, R N. et al. (2019) Reducing Hospitalizations and Costs: A Home Health Nutrition‐Focused Quality Improvement Program. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. doi.org/10.1002/jpen.1606 Our goal as a home healthcare provider is to help patients get back on their feet as quickly as possible and to keep them out of the hospital. While the primary reason people come to home health isn’t because they’re malnourished or at risk, we have found that when we do pay attention to their nutrition care, it helps promote their strength and prevents them from going back to the hospital, which ultimately reduces healthcare costs.”Katie Riley, R.N., Vice President, Post Acute Chief Nursing Officer for Advocate Aurora Health and the Lead Study Authorcenter_img Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 24 2019New research from Advocate Health Care and Abbott found that prioritizing nutrition care for home health patients at risk for malnutrition had a dramatic impact on helping keep them out of the hospital – resulting in millions of dollars in healthcare cost savings. Nearly 5 million Americans annually rely on home healthcare to recover from an illness, injury or hospitalization. While healthcare providers are constantly striving to improve patients’ health and minimize hospitalizations, nutrition is often not top of mind, yet it plays a critical role in helping adults bounce back and resume their normal routine.In the first-of-its-kind study, published today in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, more than 1,500 home health patients were followed for 90 days. The study found that when patients at risk for malnutrition received a comprehensive nutrition care program, including nutrition drinks, to aid in their recovery:last_img read more

Regulations needed after cryptocurrency CEO takes passwords to his grave

first_imgCanadian CEO Gerald Cotten died in December, taking to his grave the passwords to unlock his cryptocurrency clients’ million. Credit: Dmitry Moraine/Unsplash A high-stakes legal drama featuring cryptocurrencies has been unfolding in a Canadian court recently. In Canada, the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) oversees banks that take regular dollar deposits. One might argue that the OFSI umbrella ought to be adapted to include oversight of virtual exchanges like Quadriga, even though such institutions are not technically banks and their deposits are non-traditional in nature.That oversight would impose accounting standards and reporting requirements that would help prevent the sorts of irresponsible missteps that put Quadriga depositors in such a precarious position. A likely side benefit of regulatory supervision would be the eventual development of standardized safeguards against hackers and other cybercriminal activity that plagues the cryptocurrency world.Lack of regulations attractive to someA feature that draws many crypto enthusiasts to the virtual currency sector is the very fact that it lacks government oversight, and those individuals will bristle at any hint of new regulations.Members of the general public might also be leery of new laws lest they grant an undeserved sheen of legitimacy to cryptocurrencies, which are not suitable investments for anyone except the most risk-loving of speculators.But in Canada, we regulate many industries that are risky or distasteful to some, including gambling, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. The underlying calculus is that providing standards for certain illicit activities is preferable to driving those activities to the black market, where the risks would be amplified.For instance, a benefit of buying my beloved guilty pleasure of choice, craft gins, from a regulated marketplace is that I can imbibe confident in the knowledge that my cocktails are free from wood alcohol. Three cheers for avoiding blindness! We cannot protect Canadians from all possible risks, especially when it comes to financial markets. And to be clear, I am not suggesting that we indemnify cryptocurrency speculators against losses that may arise from taking calculated risks, such as the beating that some fortune-seekers have taken since Bitcoin valuations plummeted from stratospheric heights. Rather, I propose that depositors ought not to be penalized for the indiscretions of the custodians to whom they entrust their financial holdings.Correction note: This is a corrected version of a story originally published on March 3, 2019. The earlier story said US$250 million instead of C$250 million. Citation: Regulations needed after cryptocurrency CEO takes passwords to his grave (2019, March 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-cryptocurrency-ceo-passwords-grave.html Bitcoin exchange president’s death puts millions out of reach Provided by The Conversationcenter_img 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. The antics that led to the litigation almost defy credulity, and they highlight the need for new regulations to better suit a financial marketplace that includes virtual currencies.News broke in early February that Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX was seeking creditor protection, leaving in financial limbo about 115,000 people who had entrusted the firm to maintain their deposits of cash, Bitcoins and other digital tokens worth an estimated C$250 million.The company’s need for bankruptcy protection arose when its founder and chief operator, Gerald Cotten, died suddenly in December while vacationing in India. Normally, if a financial institution’s executive officer meets an untimely demise, he or she doesn’t bring to the afterworld the only keys to the vault. And thus clients maintain continued access their deposited funds all the while.In the case of Quadriga, unfortunately, Cotten was the only living soul who knew the password to an encrypted offline repository, known as cold storage, where the firm had enshrined the vast majority of clients’ cryptocurrency deposits. Without the password, no one can access those holdings.Murky or absent regulationsWhile the Nova Scotia Supreme Court wades its way through some very novel and complex issues, the question that comes to my mind is: How has one bad decision about password custodianship caused more than 100,000 people to lose access to their deposits?The answer lies in the murky and mostly lacking regulations that govern the cryptocurrency world. Nothing stops entrepreneurs like Cotten from running companies like Quadriga with no independent oversight. Had he ever raised equity capital from investors in return for tokens or coins, that process would have been governed by Canadian securities regulations. But because Quadriga is an exchange —maintaining deposits and facilitating conversions between regular cash and cryptocurrencies, but not issuing cryptocurrencies in exchange for ownership shares —it operates in a regulatory vacuum. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Skywatcher Captures Rare Image of Mysterious X37B Military Space Plane

first_img Gotcha! US Air Force’s Secretive X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Satellite Tracker Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh of the Netherlands recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane. Vandebergh said he’d been hunting for the robotic spacecraft for months and finally managed to track it down in May. But it took a bit longer to get photos of the vehicle. “When I tried to observe it again [in] mid-June, it didn’t meet the predicted time and path,” Vandebergh explained. “It turned out to have maneuvered to another orbit. Thanks to the amateur satellite observers’ network, it was rapidly found in orbit again, and I was able to take some images on June 30 and July 2.”Advertisement The X-37B’s recent passes were almost overhead, Vandebergh added. Related: The X-37B Space Plane: 6 Surprising Facts Beyond expectations The X-37B, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), looks like a miniature version of NASA’s retired space shuttle. “It is really a small object, even at only 300 kilometers [186 miles] altitude, so don’t expect the detail level of ground-based images of the real space shuttle,” Vandebergh said. Taking this into consideration, the newly captured imagery far exceeded Vandebergh’s expectations. “We can recognize a bit of the nose, payload bay and tail of this mini-shuttle, with even a sign of some smaller detail,” he said. Vandebergh captured the photos using a 10-inch F/4,8 aperture Newtonian telescope with an Astrolumina ALccd 5L-11 mono CMOS camera. Tracking was fully manual through a 6×30 finderscope, he said. Classified duties The X-37B has winged past 666 days of flight on this latest mission, which is called OTV-5 because it’s the fifth flight for the program. OTV-5 began on Sept. 7, 2017, with a launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. X-37B missions are carried out under the auspices of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, and mission control for OTV flights is handled by the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. This squadron oversees operations of the X-37B and is tagged as the Air Force Space Command’s premier organization for space-based demonstrations, pathfinders and experiment testing, gathering information on objects high above Earth and carrying out other intelligence-gathering duties. And that may be a signal as to what the robotic craft is doing — both looking down at Earth and upward. Related: US Air Force’s Secretive X-37B Space Plane (Infographic) Flight-duration record Each X-37B mission has set a new flight-duration record for the program: Most X-37B payloads are classified, and the Air Force releases few details about the spacecraft’s orbit and activities. The only OTV-5 payload that Air Force officials have revealed is the Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader, or ASETS-II. Developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), this cargo is testing experimental electronics and oscillating heat pipes for long-duration stints in the space environment. According to AFRL, the payload’s three primary science objectives are to measure initial on-orbit thermal performance, to measure long duration thermal performance, and to assess any lifetime degradation. Tarmac touchdown Exactly when OTV-5 will end is unknown. The last X-37B mission touched down at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility — a first for the program. All prior missions had ended with a tarmac touchdown at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Several website postings say that the sixth mission, OTV-6, is planned for this year on a United Launch Alliance Atlas-5(501) rocket. Launch would be from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex-41. Reusable vehicles The classified X-37B program “fleet” consists of two known reusable vehicles, both of which were built by Boeing. The X-37B vehicles were built at several Boeing locations in Southern California, including Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and El Segundo. The program transitioned to the U.S. Air Force in 2004 after earlier funded research efforts by Boeing, NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The military space plane is 29 feet (8.8 meters) long and 9.6 feet (2.9 m) tall, with a wingspan of nearly 15 feet (4.6 m). The X-37B’s payload bay, which measures 7 feet (2.1 m) by 4 feet (1.2 m), can be outfitted with a robotic arm. The spacecraft has a launch weight of 11,000 lbs. (4,990 kilograms) and is powered on orbit by gallium-arsenide solar cells with lithium-ion batteries. Prior to OTV-5’s launch, Randy Walden, the director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, said there were many firsts on this mission, making it a milestone for the program. “It is our goal to continue advancing the X-37B OTV so it can more fully support the growing space community,” he said at the time. The Air Force also noted that OTV-5 was launched into, and will be landed from, a higher-inclination orbit than prior missions to further expand the X-37B’s orbital envelope. Gallery: Declassified US Spy Satellite Photos & Designs Leonard David is author of the recently released book, “Moon Rush: The New Space Race” published by National Geographic in May 2019. A longtime writer for Space.com, David has been reporting on the space industry for more than five decades. 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Citi Bike Expanding to the Bronx Six Years After New York Launch

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Ktaka crisis 5 more MLAs approach SC allege Speaker not accepting resignations

first_img Next Karnataka crisis broadens as 5 more rebel MLAs approach SC, allege Speaker not accepting resignationsThe five MLAs have argued that unlike the other 10 lawmakers, they had submitted their resignations in person to the Speaker and had followed the procedure. Hence, the MLAs said, no objections were raised by the Speaker regarding the format like he [the Speaker] happened in case of the other 10 other lawmakers.advertisement Aneesha Mathur New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 20:15 IST Karnataka assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar had earlier denied the allegations, saying he was only following rules. (Photo: IANS)Five more rebel MLAs from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka on Saturday approached the Supreme Court, alleging that the assembly Speaker, KR Ramesh Kumar did not accept their resignations.In their plea to the Supreme Court, the five MLAs — Anand Singh, Munirathna, K Sudhakar, MTB Nagaraju and Roshan Baig — have sought impleadment in the already pending application filed by the 10 other rebel MLAs on which the hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.The five MLAs who moved the Supreme Court on Saturday said that the legislators, who have submitted their resignations, have the “fundamental right to resign in consultation with their conscience or other attendant circumstances”.They also allege that the actions and the delay caused by the Speaker are in violation of the fundamental rights of the MLAs.”The right to resign from their office is their fundamental right as a citizen and as a public representative. It is humbly submitted that the actions of the Hon’ble Speaker are in violation of the fundamental rights of the Applicants,” the plea stated.It should be noted that the Speaker had earlier denied the allegations, saying that he is only following the Constitution and the rules. Justifying his actions, Speaker KR Ramesh said, “I am delaying the matter because I love this land. I only the Constitution. I am not acting in haste because of my love for the people.”The MLAs have said they are “identically placed” with the 10 MLAs who were granted status quo orders on Friday by the bench headed by the Chief justice of India.The rebel MLAs also argued that unlike the other 10 lawmakers, they had submitted their resignations in person to the Speaker and had followed the procedure of resignation. Hence, the MLAs said, no objections were raised by the Speaker regarding the format like he [the Speaker] happened in case of the other 10 other lawmakers.”Therefore, no objections were raised by the Speaker regarding the format, but the Speaker has still failed to accept their resignations so far. Further, there were no pending disqualification proceedings against them at the time of resignation. The act of submitting in person itself shows the voluntary nature and genuineness of the resignation,” the plea stated.The plea also added that “there is no scope for inquiry” into their resignations.They have also opposed the Karnataka government’s move to initiate disqualification proceedings against the MLAs who skipped the legislature party meeting on July 9. “The non-attendance of the legislature party meeting outside the House does not amount to a ground for disqualification,” the MLAs argued.The MLAs have also expressed their “apprehension” regarding their “safety” after MLA K Sudhakar was allegedly “held up” in a room where the embattled party leaders tried to convince him not to quit.”Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has announced on July 12 on the floor of the House that they would be seeking a floor test. It is submitted that despite the applicants’ resignations, they are being threatened to support the government on the threat of disqualification,” the plea read.These 10 rebel MLAs of Congress- JD(S) coalition who moved the apex court earlier alleging that the Speaker was not accepting their resignations were Pratap Gouda Patil, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Byrati Basavaraj, BC Patil, S T Somashekhar, Arbail Shivaram Hebbar, Mahesh Kumathalli, K Gopalaiah, A H Vishwanath and Narayana Gowda.Hearing their plea, the Supreme Court had on Friday restrained Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision till Tuesday on the resignation and disqualification of these 10 MLAs.Citing “weighty issues that have arisen”, the apex court had said it will consider the matter on July 16 and ordered that the status quo as of Friday should be maintained.The resignation of these MLAs has plunged the HD Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka into a crisis as it faces the risk of losing majority in the Assembly.Also Read | MLAs have given resignation in right format now: Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh clarifiesAlso Read | Karnataka crisis: Speaker asked us to go to hell, rebel MLAs tell Supreme CourtAlso Watch | Kumaraswamy trust vote offer a googly or full toss?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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