PBA D-League: Batangas-EAC loses lead, hangs on to beat AMA

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ PBA IMAGESBatangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College blew a 25-point lead before holding off AMA Online Education down the stretch, 97-95, in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Monday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Generals snapped their two-game losing streak and picked up their second win in five games.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Clark Bautista, who came back from a one-game suspension, led the way for the Generals with 25 points while Clark Derige tallied 20 markers on a 7-of-12 shooting clip.Jason Jordan had 20 points for the AMA Education.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What if your World Cup team is tied when group play ends? LATEST STORIES The Titans closed to within one, 95-96, after Andre Paras buried a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining. Oliver Arim spilt his free throws to give the Generals needed cushion with 2.4 ticks left.“Coming off from two terrible losses, it was a good win for us. Our confidence levels raised after this game,” Batangas-EAC head coach Oliver Bunyi said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIrvin Palencia’s last-gasp trey came up short as the Titans absorbed their fifth-straight loss.Batangas-EAC’s bench outscored the AMA Online Education’s, 57-31. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

POLISHING THE ANCESTORS’ FOOTPRINTS

first_imgIt has been 167 years since Liberia gained her independence through the help of the American Colonization Society. This independence was greeted by recognitions from some powerful nations such as Great Britain, Germany, France and lately America, etc. Historically, this was the first independence of an African nation on the African continent. This paved the way and gave most African countries under colonial rule  years the hope one day to be “free” as Liberia.  As a leader of African independence, Liberia played a pivotal role in propagating the message regarding the importance of  the independence of other African countries. As a new freed State, Liberia was confronted with a number of issues.Among them were the organization of a well-structured government, friendly co-existence with nations near and afar, infrastructure and economic development, etc. Not soon after independence that the first government was organized and J. J. Roberts became the first president of  the newly created state. As president, J. J. Roberts was faced with the challenges of recognitions from European States, the purchase of land from indigenous Liberians to expand Liberia’s coastal line, the establishment of an institution of higher learning, etc. His Regime was able to gain those recognitions from European powers and he was also successful in expanding Liberia’s coastal line to more than 600 miles and established the Liberia College, now known as the University of Liberia.  But his biggest achievement was the annexation of Maryland Country to become a part of Liberia in 1857. This, however, came after Roberts’ term left the presidency.  But he played a key role in the annexation  of Maryland.  It was he whom President Steven Allen Benson dispatched to Maryland, which was then an independent state, to settle disputes between the settler and indigenous Marylanders.  It was following that intervention that the State of Maryland in Africa decided to join the  Republic of Liberia as its fifth county, thus becoming Maryland County.After several years of good leadership, the J. J. Roberts regime ended and many other leaders emerged to lead the Liberian Republic.  Among them was William V. S. Tubman, a lawyer and  Methodist layman, who took over the leadership of the State in 1944.  The father of modern Liberia, as he was referred to by many, was successful in establishing the Iron ore industry in Bomi Hill, the construction of the Freeport of Monrovia, expanding the Liberia college into the University of Liberia, the construction of the Capitol Building, the construction of the hydroelectric plant along the St. Paul River, the shipping registry and the construction of institutions to train teachers throughout the country, etc.  His works were not only centered around basic social services, but he also encouraged migrants from America, the West Indies, Britain, etc. to migrate to Liberia.  He also gave women the right to vote in the country.  After the legacies of these great leaders, the stage was handed over to the new generation along with their footprints.Like Ghana, Kenya, Guinea, etc. the footprints of their nationals heroes were improved on in order to suit modern realities in the interest of the present population.  Footprints that were left behind by Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana were polished by Jerry  Rawlings and other Ghanaian leaders to the benefit of the country.In the case of Liberia, we find the opposite.  The footprints of our ancestors have been destroyed and so-called aggrieved politicians, using the destruction of these footprints as their campaign messages to criticize the good works of these leaders, not knowing that they are the ones who helped to destroyed the ancestors’ footprints.  Whenever they appear at political gatherings, in order to win the minds of our people, they would criticize these footprints which they have not in any way helped to polish or improve upon.Their  criticisms have gone down to the lowest man in the society, to the point that the efforts of our national heroes have become a mockery at entertainment centers, schools, public gatherings, etc. by common people in the society.The evidence of the destruction of our ancestors footprints is demonstrated by one taking a quiet walk at the hydroelectric plant along the St. Paul River, Bong Mining Company, Roberts International Airport, The Executive Mansion, Capitol Building, the Unity Conference Center constructed in 1979 to host the O.A.U. conference outside Monrovia, etc. all of which lie in ruins today, due to our refusal to polish or preserved them for the general good of our nation.  With all of our criticisms, we have not even been able to maintain the common peace, both internally and externally that our ancestors established before they left the state with us.  We, as the new generation,  are steering the affairs of the state and are still using these dilapidated footprints to amuse and entertain ourselves.  My question is, in the wake of all the criticisms, WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO POLISH OUR ANCESTORS FOOTPRINTS?About the authorAlexander B. Gbartea is presently a student at the IBB studying International Relations and serves as Financial Comptroller at Nexium Petroleum Limited.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen escapes jail time

first_img– fined for drug possession A Charlestown teen was on Wednesday fined $3000 after he pleaded guilty to a possession of four grams of cannabis.Trevon Jones, 19, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Georgetown Magistratess Courts. It was stated that on April 19, while at Georgetown, he had four grams of cannabis in his possession.In plea of mitigation, Attorney Mark Waldron told the court that his client received the drugs from his friend and he only used it as an experiment.Waldron pleaded with Magistrate Moore to take into consideration the fact that his client admitted to the charge and he in no way resorted to wasting neither his nor the court’s time.Jones was ordered to pay a fine of $3000 for the offence.last_img

West Ham loan star lands himself in trouble

first_img1 West Ham striker Modibo Maiga could be in hot water with his loan club Metz after reports in France claim he failed to turn up for the trip to Marseille at the weekend.Maiga was desperate to get his career back on track following a nightmare spell at Upton Park and was hoping his season-long loan move back to France would help him get back among the goals.The Mali forward had scored four goals in 11 appearances for the newly promoted side.But reports in France claim he was told last Thursday by coach Albert Cartier that he would be dropped for the league game and is said to have reacted angrily to the news.French newspaper La Provence is stating that he did not turn up for the plane which travelled to the south of France and could now face a severe punishment. To make matters worse for Maiga, Metz lost the game 3-1 and were only able name six substitutes. Modibo Maiga last_img read more

Tite hails ‘extraordinary’ Neymar’s golden return

first_img0Shares0000Brazil star Neymar made a superb return from injury against Croatia © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 3 – Neymar proved his fitness for the World Cup with an explosive return to action that left Brazil manager Tite stunned as the superstar’s superb strike inspired Sunday’s 2-0 win over Croatia.Sidelined for 98 days after breaking a metatarsal and spraining his ankle while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in late February, Neymar had confessed to concerns about his fitness ahead of the World Cup in Russia. But, after appearing as a half-time replacement for Fernandinho, Neymar eased his country’s fears by scoring a magnificent individual goal in the 68th minute at Anfield.Tite couldn’t believe what he’d just seen from the striker in his first appearance for over three months.“For the first match back I actually expected less from him! I would have been happy with a quieter performance,” Tite said.“What he did was really extraordinary. Neymar is an extraordinary individual talent but the goal he scored came from a move, a build-up, involving the whole team.“He’s aware of what they bring to him.”Tite, who has now led Brazil to 16 victories in 20 games in charge, was understandably keen to focus on his team’s efforts, rather than Neymar’s solo contribution.But he knows the world’s most expensive footballer is destined to steal the headlines from his side’s impressive World Cup warm-up victory.“In terms of scoring, the responsibility doesn’t just fall on his shoulders,” Tite said.“He just has to keep working hard, like he is doing, working for the team and keep the team at the forefront of his mind.”Brazil have returned to train in London, where they have been using the facilities of Premier League club Tottenham, before moving on to Austria to face the hosts in Vienna in their final friendly on Sunday.One week later, Tite leads Brazil against Switzerland in their opening group match as the Selecao start their quest for a sixth World Cup title.They do so on the back of a solid victory against fellow World Cup qualifiers Croatia, which also featured a stoppage-time goal from Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.“At half-time, I said to the players, you’re in a battle out there, the opposition is playing at a very high level,” said Tite.“But this is what they have to expect at the World Cup. There are going to be moments when the opponents are on top and it makes a difference if you can soak that up and show your superiority.”– Global icon –The visit to the north-west of England may also prove memorable for Neymar’s team mate Fred, the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder who is on the brink of a transfer to Manchester United.Reports in Brazil suggested Fred was leaving his national squad and making the short trip to Manchester in readiness for a medical and to complete the signing for the Premier League club.Tite declined to reveal whether that was the case, but did confirm that talks are on-going and urged United and Fred to complete the business as quickly as possible.“Something like this speculation is inevitable when you’re meeting in the summer and players are always thinking of their careers,” he said.“What we say is please resolve it as soon as possible so your head is back with us and focused on the national team.“But if I was the manager of a club team, I would be looking to sign him.”Meanwhile, Brazil’s former Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho believes the World Cup is an opportunity for a new global icon to emerge and challenge the domination of Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.The Barcelona star considers Neymar and his former Liverpool colleague Mohamed Salah of Egypt the most likely candidates.“Messi and Ronaldo have been up there on their own for so many years. I think it may be time for other players to aspire to be the best in the world,” he said.“For me, Salah and Neymar have serious chances to do that.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

How the Premier League table would look based on every club’s home form only

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Tottenham are fourth, just one point behind the Blues, and there’s already a three-point gap opening between Spurs and their north London rivals Arsenal down in fifth.Spurs’ excellent start to the season has come amid numerous off-pitch issues relating to their new stadium, which means they continue to play their home matches at Wembley.And the north Londoners have found it hard at their temporary home this term, winning only two of the four matches they’ve played under the famous arch. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice REPLY REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 15. NewcastleP 7 | W 2 | D 0 | L 5 | GF 6 | GA 10 | GD -4 | Points 616. HuddersfieldP 7 | W 1 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 2 | GA 8 | GD -6 | Points 517. BurnleyP 5 | W 1 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 6 | GA 10 | GD -4 | Points 418. SouthamptonP 6 | W 0 | D 4 | L 2 | GF 4 | GA 8 | GD -4 | Points 419. FulhamP 5 | W 1 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 6 | GA 13 | GD -7 | Points 420. Crystal PalaceP 6 | W 0 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 2 | GA 8 | GD -6 | Points 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Bournemouth will be hoping their home form guides them to a top-half finish Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF 5 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4. ArsenalP 7 | W 4 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 12 | GA 6 | GD +6 | Points 145. EvertonP 6 | W 4 | D 1 | L 1 | GF 12 | GA 6 | GD +6 | Points 136. WatfordP 6 | W 4 | D 0 | L 2 | GF 10 | GA 8 | GD +2 | Points 127. BournemouthP 6 | W 3 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 11 | GA 7 | GD +4 | Points 11 ADVICE huge blow The Premier League is 12 games old as we await its return at the end of the international break.Manchester City hold a two-point lead at the top of the table, with fellow undefeated sides Liverpool and Chelsea their closest contenders for the title. 5center_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Pep Guardiola is hoping to win back-to-back Premier League titles Latest Football News Chelsea have dropped most their points at home Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 5 But where does this place Tottenham in a Premier League table based on every club’s home results only?Scroll down to see the 2018/19 Premier League home form table factoring in all matches played to date…1. Manchester CityPlayed 7 | Won 7 | Drawn 0 | Lost 0 | Goals For 27 | Goals against 4 | Goal difference +23 | Points 212. LiverpoolP 6 | W 5 | D 1 | L 0 | GF 14 | GA 1 | GD +13 | Points 163. ChelseaP 7 | W 4 | D 3 | L 0 | GF 15 | GA 7 | GD +8 | Points 15 Palace are facing a relegation battle if their home form does not improve 5 shining MONEY Wembley has not been the happiest hunting ground for Spurs this season 8. BrightonP 5 | W 3 | D 1 | L 1 | GF 8 | GA 6 | GD +2 | Points 109. Manchester UnitedP 5 | W 3 | D 1 | L 1 | GF 8 | GA 8 | GD 0 | Points 1010. LeicesterP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 8 | GA 6 | GD +2 | Points 811. WolvesP 6 | W 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 8 | GA 8 | GD 0 | Points 812. West HamP 6 | W 2 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 8 | GA 7 | GD +1 | Points 713. CardiffP 7 | W 2 | D 1 | L 4 | GF 9 | GA 14 | GD -5 | Points 714. TottenhamP 4 | W 2 | D 0 | L 2 | GF 5 | GA 4 | GD +1 | Points 6 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 5 RANKED Info correct as of 19/11/18last_img read more

PLENTY OF ‘ESCAPADES’ TO BE HAD THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE

first_imgIt’s another action packed weekend at Voodoo Venue Letterkenny.Friday it’s top local band Humble Earth Worms live in Voodoo lounge followed by DJ Kevin Lennon till late. Club Voodoo it’s DJ Paddy Friel spinning the tunes, admission €5.Saturday it’s Escapade live in the lounge followed by DJ PK. In club Voodoo it’s special guest DJ Ivan Boreland. Admission €10.Check out our new GLISTRR APP on Facebook to get on our Guestlist or Cheaplist.Another innovative first for Voodoo Venue Letterkenny.You can get on the Guestlist or Cheaplist for any events for the next 3 months. For more details check us out on Facebook.Voodoo Vintage now taking booking for this Saturday night call 0749109815 Monday to Friday or email philipvoodoovenue@gmail.comVoodoo venue is open from 9pm and we hold tables until 11pm.Voodoo Venue Letterkenny ENTERTAINMENT HQ IN THE NORTH WESTPLENTY OF ‘ESCAPADES’ TO BE HAD THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsVOODOOlast_img read more

Fufa make inquiries about Belgian as Micho replacement

first_imgFOOTBALL–Fufa on Wednesday gave the clearest indication yet that they are ready for life without Serbian coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic by making inquiries about a Belgian tactician.Fufa president Moses Magogo had promised on Wednesday while at the Uganda Premier League awards that the national football team Cranes, would have a coach by the time they play Egypt on August 31 in a World Cup Qualifier.News filtering through from South Africa indicates the uganda football authorities have sounded out Belgian Luc Eymael over replacing Micho who was appointed in May 2013.“They [FUFA] already contacted me yesterday [Wednesday], in case of separation with ‘Micho’ [Sredojevic but it’s not yet done with ‘Micho,’” Magogo said.“If they asked for my file [CV], it is for that [head coach] and not to pump balls. I can’t say more than what I just told you, [because] Micho’s separation is not yet finalised with Fufa.“My file is there [with FUFA], like I told you. It seems they are interested, but I can’t say more now,” the 57 year old Eymael is quoted having told South African website Kickoff.com.Eymael holds a UEFA Pro Licence in addition to a Caf A license and has been in charge of South African topflight club Polokwane City.The widely travelled Belgian has coached on the continent since 2010 having first taken charge of Congolese side AS Vita in 2010. Commentslast_img read more

Planet Recipe Cooked Up

first_imgJust add pebbles, stir, and get a planet. Is it real science, or just a game show?Eric Hand is on hand at Science Magazine to tell us how Jupiter and Saturn were born from pebbles:By Jove, they’ve done it! Planetary scientists have overcome a key problem in explaining the emergence of the solar system’s behemoths—Jupiter and Saturn. Previous models predicted too many gas giants. But a new study shows how just a few such monsters should emerge from a swirling protoplanetary disk of gas and dust.“We can now start with a pretty simple disk, pretty simple physics, and reproduce the outer solar system—and that’s never been done before,” says Hal Levison, a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, who led the study.Levison has worried about gas giants for a long time (e.g., 8/06/04).  Are his worries over with his new study published in Nature?  Remember that just last week (8/15/15), we cited several papers that presented unsolved problems in accretion theory. The history of planet-making theories is not encouraging: over the years, we’ve seen the death of the planetesimal hypothesis (6/03/03, 5/04/14), the tar-baby Jupiter model (8/11/04), Alan Boss with his heretical disk-instability model (3/21/06), the just-add-water hypothesis (3/19/08), Erik Asphaug with his hurry-up model (5/21/09), the use of miracles to evade the death spiral (8/21/09), the ‘need a whole new theory’ crisis (7/05/14), the dry Jupiter falsification (7/26/14), and more.In light of this history, it seems a bit audacious for Levison to leap over the accretion problem, as if that problem was solved years ago (8/30/07). That’s the spin Eric Hand puts on it: the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind:The model builds on a theory, called pebble accretion, that explains the formation of cores. Small dust grains can grow as they collide and stick together with static electricity. But beyond a certain size—about a meter—growth stops as collisions rupture the dust ball rather than add to it. This “meter-scale problem” was surmounted about a decade ago, when theorists realized that pebbles less than a meter in size are constantly moving in the wind of the spinning gas disk. When they encounter other pebbles, they clump together and take advantage of a wake in the wind of gas, like flocking birds. These clumps quickly reach a size where they are gravitationally bound to one another. “That solves the meter barrier—you go directly from pebbles to 100-kilometer-sized things, almost overnight,” Levison says. These “embryos” then coalesce and add more material until they reach the size of a core.In fact, Hand continues, the process is so efficient, you get too many embryos. Levison’s problem was an abundance of riches. He had to pare down the gas giants into a number that resembles our solar system.But in simple models, pebble accretion had its own problem: It was too efficient. In many simulations, dozens or even hundreds of Earth-sized bodies tended to form. So Levison says he initially set out to “kill” the pebble accretion theory. But he ended up advancing it further, instead. His team found that by tuning the model so that the pebble formation process takes a bit longer, there is more time for the large planetary embryos to interact with each other gravitationally. All but the biggest get kicked outside the plane of the solar system, allowing the few that remain to mop up remaining pebbles and become the cores of gas giants.Sweet. Works on the computer, at least. Just tune the parameters till the model doesn’t crash. He even gets ice giants out of it: like Uranus and Neptune, the puzzling planets he used to say shouldn’t exist (8/06/04). But to do so, he merely leapfrogs over all the difficulties. The paper shows what he assumes:We assume that an initial population of planetesimals, which follows the surface density of the disk, forms quickly and thus exists at the beginning of our simulations…. Pebbles either also existed at the beginning of the simulation, or are allowed to form over some period of time (again, a free parameter) starting at the beginning of the calculation. The evolution of this system is followed numerically and includes the effects of gravitational interactions, interactions between bodies in the disk and the gas (although nebular tidal migration is neglected), accretion (including enhancements due to the aerodynamic drag on pebbles; see, for example, ref. 11), and collisional fragmentation.But those are some of the worst problems: accretion, planetesimals, tidal migration. Later, more assumptions are revealed:We assume that all of the pebbles are produced in 3 Myr. For simplicity, we assume that pebbles are randomly created throughout the disk according to the surface density, and the size of the pebbles is determined by the assumed τ, which is constant in each simulation, but varies between calculations.A computer program can work wonders with creative assumptions and tweaks. It can even spell out a Shakespearean phrase apparently at random. Whether such simulations correspond to the harsh realities of nature is a different question. The idea that pebbles grow in the windy wake of the disk was viewed as an ad hoc speculation when first proposed (8/30/07); Levison’s model just assumes it works.Supporters of core accretion have been battling supporters of disk instability for years, each claiming their rivals’ theories don’t work. Eric Hand says that Alan Boss thinks his gravitational disk-instability model is still a contender.Boss notes that some exoplanets far more massive than Jupiter sit in far-flung orbits tens or hundreds of AU from their stars. At those distances, it may be difficult for cores to form, because the population of pebbles is thought to die off with distance. The gravitational instability might explain those planets better than core accretion, Boss says. “I think there’s room for both mechanisms,” he says.Boss is using his NASA funding to tweak his preferred disk instability model, Science Daily reports. “Solar System formation don’t mean a thing without that spin” is the Dukey headline; that may be true in more ways than one. Jillian Scudder is more enamored with Levison’s trick. “How did Jupiter and Saturn form? The answer may lie with the humble pebble.” It may not be a perfect model, but it’s a “promising start” that “will be refined as time goes on.” Models can be very flexible in a computer. The problem is, one cannot experiment with real planets. Too big; takes too long.This is certainly not the only model out there (see another on Space.com), but the news media celebrated Levison’s new model as a great victory. In the text of Science Daily‘s coverage, though, one can see that problems are not so easily swept under the rug. “The timescale problem has been sticking in our throats for some time,” Levison admitted. But remember; for this new model, he just assumed that the pebbles were formed in the time required. “It wasn’t clear how objects like Jupiter and Saturn could exist at all,” he said, but his model was designed to produce them.Even so, he ignored the problems of rapid migration inward, so it’s not clear if this model is useful for explaining the “hot Jupiters” seen so often around others stars. He just assumes that migration was fortuitous to produce the solar system we see:There is another constraint that any model of giant-planet formation in the Solar System must satisfy in order to be considered a success. The distribution of small bodies in the outer Solar System indicates that the orbits of the giant planets moved substantially after they formed. In particular, Uranus and Neptune are likely to have formed within 15 or 20 au of the Sun and to have been delivered to their current orbits by either a smooth migration or a mild gravitational instability. Both processes require that a population of planetesimals existed on low-eccentricity orbits beyond the giant planets after the planets finished forming. This population must have (1) not formed planets, and (2) survived the planet formation process relatively unscathed. To evaluate this constraint in our simulations, we placed 5 planetesimals with radii similar to Pluto (s = 1,350 km) on circular, co-planar orbits with semi-major axes between 20 and 30 au. None of these objects grew in our fiducial simulation, and they all survived on orbits with eccentricities less than 0.07 (see Methods for how this behaviour varies with disk parameters). Therefore, the process of viscously stirred pebble accretion reproduces the observed structure of the outer Solar System: two gas giants, a few icy planets, and a disk of planetesimals into which the ice giants can migrate.Science Daily quotes him crowing, “As far as I know, this is the first model to reproduce the structure of the outer solar system, with two gas giants, two ice giants (Uranus and Neptune), and a pristine Kuiper belt.” With this self-congratulatory assessment in his pocket, he’s off to expand the model to generate the inner rocky planets. Note to Nature: Pluto is falsifying the “pristine Kuiper belt” notion (7/17/15).Methinks it is like a weaseled program, tweaked to get what he needs.Don’t they sound like kids playing Sim-Earth? They’re in Fantasyland. The real world is not a game. Do some critical thinking, reporters!(Visited 53 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Photo library: People 5

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Shaheed Samsodien drivesa minibus taxi betweenSea Point and the CapeTown city centre, WesternCape. Today his is dressedfor a special client. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Students walk to class atthe University of Cape Town,one of the world’s mostbeautiful campuses. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Students (from left) ByronGroves, Munier Albertusand Jesse Abrahams hangout on the steps at theUniversity of Cape Town,Western Cape. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Inus Scheepers descendsthe steps of the RhodesMemorial, a monument to19th-century politician andcolonialist Cecil John Rhodes,which sits high above thecity of Cape Town, WesternCape. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image University of Cape Townstudents Farah Noordien,Mishkah Abrahams, AyeshaMolangee and Kyle Williamsplay dominoes and smoke atraditional hookah at theRhodes Memorial while theywait for their next exam. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image University of Cape Townstudents Farah Noordien,Mishkah Abrahams, AyeshaMolangee and Kyle Williamsplay dominoes and smoke atraditional hookah at theRhodes Memorial while theywait for their next exam. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cement and light artistChristof at his studio inWoodstock, Cape Town,Western Cape. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Eight-year-oldNaomi Scheepers plays thepiano while listening tomusic on the computer inher family home. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Mustapha Mahwayo(35), with his one-year-olddaughter Maahirahl, at his jobin Cape Town Airport, wherehe parks cars for ExecutiveParking. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imagePEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more