LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers leans over in pain after he was hurt against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of their NBA Basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2018, in Oakland, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States – Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will be listed as day-to-day with a groin strain after team doctors had him undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday, the NBA team announced.“LeBron James underwent an MRI today which confirmed a strained left groin. James will be listed as day-to-day,” a Lakers spokesperson said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil James was injured halfway through the third quarter of the Lakers 127-101 blowout win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.He suffered the injury when he reached awkwardly for a loose ball. James grimaced and grabbed his left groin before leaving the game for good and heading to the Los Angeles locker room.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 33-year-old James has carried the Lakers on his back this season and is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game in 34 games, his first season in Los Angeles. /cbb LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum As Azkals find success, club football hits a major hump ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments
QPR could be interested in signing Marko Marin on loan from Chelsea, German newspaper Bild have reported.Rangers have also been linked with a move for Manchester City’s England defender Joleon Lescott.City are looking to offload Lescott when the transfer window opens, according to The Sun.It is claimed that his former club Everton are interested but his wages – reported to be £90,000 per week – could be a problem for them and that this could open the door for Rangers.Loftus Road boss Harry Redknapp is keen to sign at least one centre-back in January.And the Daily Mail report that Redknapp has launched a bid to sign West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A study partly funded by NASA and published in Nature1 has thrown a “monkey wrench” into theories of the origin of the solar system, according to a press release from the University of Toronto. Small grains of minerals called chondrules in two meteorites are “young” – too young to have been formed in the assumed primordial solar nebula. When Alexander Krot and Yuri Amelin dated these chondrules, they found them too young to have formed at the beginning of the solar system. They postulate that heat from a collision much later might have formed them. “It soon became clear that these particular chondrules were not of a nebular origin,” Amelin said. “And the ages were quite different from what was expected. It was exciting.”1Krot et al., “Young chondrules in CB chondrites from a giant impact in the early Solar System,” Nature 436, 989-992 (18 August 2005) | doi: 10.1038/nature03830.By “young,” Amelin and Krot are not claiming really young, but only a few millions less than billions: some 5 million years after the assumed birthday of the solar system, when meteorites were supposed to have formed. They exaggerate this birthdate to five significant figures: 4.5672 plus or minus 0.0007 billion years ago. With such contrived precision (see 06/05/2003 entry), Amelin and crew feed the Age of the Solar System (q.v. acronym) Myth. The rest of the scientific community falls in line, never questioning these ages. Here, we see that Dr. Moyboy himself (“millions of years, billions of years”) has found an anomaly that allows him to throw in a thickening to the plot and get more fame in Nature. If this helps solar system theorists question their assumptions a little, that’s a modicum of progress. Does it demonstrate that these two chondrules really are 4.5627 +- .0005 and 4.5628 +- 0.9 billion years old? Better read the caveats at the end of their paper:This formation event [the hypothetical impact that formed the chondrules] has probably homogenized radionuclides in chondrules and metal of the CB chondrites, and reset short-lived radiogenic isotope systems…. For establishing consistent Solar System chronology, these chronometers have to be linked together and tied to an absolute timescale. Most meteorites are made of components formed at different time, and/or experienced complex and prolonged post-formation metamorphic history, and are not suitable for linking short-lived chronometers. In contrast, the correlated studies of multiple short-lived isotope systems in CB chondrites can potentially test the consistency among them and provide a tie to an absolute timescale, which will be an important step towards the unified timescale of the earliest Solar System. (Emphasis added.)With such wheeling and dealing going on behind the scenes, would you trust a resultant date to five significant figures? If so, try Madame Bluffy’s panacea potion. She mixed a pinch of bat wing, a smidgeon of spider eye and a handful of shredded Amanita mushroom gill in a solution of approximately half goat milk and half vodka. She guarantees it 99.263 +- .004% effective in the treatment of warts, goiter, acid reflux and toenail fungus.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Abdul Sawat. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University formally booked its Final Four ticket, outlasting Mapua, 62-58, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers improved their record to 11-6, sealing the third spot to join Lyceum and San Beda, which have already clinched seats in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tey Teodoro fired 19 points despite shooting 1-of-7 from beyond the arc, to go with two rebounds and an assist.Jed Mendoza chipped in 10 markers, three boards, and three dimes, while Abdul Sawat just missed out on a double-double with his nine points and seven rebounds.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 shutoutThough the victory pushed JRU to the postseason, coach Vergel Meneses once again voiced his displeasure following what he felt was a lackluster showing from his boys.“Honestly, I’m not happy about the win. They don’t want to follow instructions, they thought we can beat them all on offense, and that’s what happened,” he said. The PBA great, then, set this game as a challenge for his wards to bounce back, especially as the Heavy Bombers take on the league-leading Pirates in their final elimination game on Friday.“That’s my challenge to them. We don’t want to enter the Final Four with a loss,” he said.Teodoro gave JRU a seven-point edge, 58-51, midway in the payoff period, but the Cardinals slowly chipped away the lead and got it down to as low as two, 58-56, courtesy of two freebies from Andoy Estrella.Luckily, Ervin Grospe and Jed Mendoza scored cushion-building baskets in the final 3:27 before the Heavy Bombers defense held strong in the end game.Almel Orquina carried Mapua (3-13) with 14 points and three rebounds, while Cedric Pelayo had 11 markers and five boards.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fajardo still leads Govs’ Cup BPC race after semis LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The Scores:JRU 62 – Teodoro 19, Mendoza 10, Sawat 9, Grospe 8, Lasquety 6, Bordon 4, Abdulrazak 2, Poutouochi 2, David 2, Dela Virgen 0.MAPUA 58 – Orquina 14, Pelayo 11, Bunag 10, Victoria 8, Estrella 8, Raflores 6, Aguirre 1, Gabo 0, Jimenez 0.Quarters: 21-17, 36-32, 52-47, 62-58. Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
In the midst of a refereeing and VAR storm Pierluigi Collina was calm. A media briefing on refereeing mid-tournament is not a new occurrence. At the 2018 World Cup a similar conference was called. Except then it was easier. It was about success. The much-maligned VAR was, overall, working.This time the attention is on the game’s rules and the implementation of those rules in a way few would have expected before a ball was kicked at the Women’s World Cup. But Collina, the chairman of Fifa’s refereeing committee, was on a mission. In a Marcelo Bielsa-esque session at the Parc des Princes, Collina talked through controversial rule by controversial rule with the aids of PowerPoint and video. Leaping up to test a member of the press on whether a photo on his phone showed a ball on the line – “No,” the bemused reporter replied – Collina swept across to bring a different angle into view and had his “ta‑da” magician moment. He was dismissive of Cameroon’s complaints over perceived England offside incidents during their hotly contested game in Valenciennes on this score: “They all have the right to complain as long as the complaints are based on facts. If they are not based on facts I have no time for them.”However, “not all decisions are black or white,” the former referee said. “There is room for interpretation. I know there is this mood. And we ask ourselves what could have been done differently and it is hard to find the answer, especially when the referee took the correct decision, or when VAR made the correct decision. If my common sense damages someone else, I cannot use common sense.”The Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander stepped off her line to save Florencia Bonsegundo’s penalty in the 93rd minute against Argentina forcing a retake. The resulting goal sent Scotland out of the tournament. Collina believes the state of the match meant the decision was more controversial, rather than being incorrect, and that had the incident taken place in different circumstances people would have given it less attention.On handball incidents, though, he was more evasive, brushing over the decisions in the same “correct” or “incorrect” manner, ignoring the bigger questioning of the rule itself: that the arm must be in a “natural” position.When reviewing the late penalty that handed the Netherlands a quarter-final spot against Japan he ran through the VAR process but did not take up the question of whether, given Saki Kumagai’s contorted straining body, her arm placement is “natural” in the context of her movement and whether, to be frank, having limbs is being penalised. Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Women’s World Cup 2019 Video assistant referees (VARs) Topics Share on Messenger Laws of football Twitter Scotland’s Lee Alexander saves Argentina’s Florencia Bonsegundo penalty but the goalkeeper failed to keep both feet on the goal line and a retake was awarded. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters features Share on WhatsApp Women’s World Cup Later, he interrupted a question, keen to show frame-by-frame an incident in Sweden’s defeat of Canada to show exactly why there was a lengthy stoppage and whether prioritising accuracy over time was correct.Responding to the most common complaint, that the Women’s World Cup is being used as a guinea pig to test these new rules, he said these rules have already been used in the Under-20 World Cup in Poland and are being used in the current Africa Cup of Nations and Copa América. Last December all 24 nations competing at this World Cup were invited to a meeting on the rules, while teams were able to test and begin playing under the rules to practise during the two international windows of 2019. “On none of these occasions did we receive any complaints or questions,” Collina said. “They were accepted.”The decision to suspend the booking of goalkeepers that breached the new rule of keeping a single foot, rather than both, on the line, was taken following experiences of the new system at the under-20s in Poland, Collina said. “We realised in Poland that all the incidents were not deliberate. It was because of a lack of control of the body. An honest encroachment. We thought it was harsh … It’s a temporary dispensation so will be discussed further.”The response to the new one-foot rule surprised Collina. Because it was designed to help shot-stoppers. “Keeping two feet on the line is impossible”, he said.“If the law that existed is not effective, or enforced by the referee, we have to change it. First we thought we have to change it to make the goalkeepers’ job easier. So we decided to allow them to step one foot off. This is the only change we made.”Yet rather than the rule itself being the problem, it is the stringent implementation of it, to the millimetre, that is drawing ire. Not just for goalkeepers on the line but for offsides, too. VAR leaves no room for manoeuvre or subjectivity and Collina, the head of Fifa’s refereeing department, Massimo Busacca, and Fifa’s senior manager of refereeing, Kari Seitz, are convincing in their sympathetic picking apart of whether it needs to be so hair-splitting.“Today, in matches with VAR, if the technology makes us able to view something we cannot ignore it,” Collina said. “It doesn’t matter if it is 2cm or 20cm, there isn’t a small offside and a big offside. If a ball is over the line by 0.5cm its a goal. There are not small goals or big goals. It’s not a matter of small encroachment or big encroachment, it’s just encroachment.” England’s Phil Neville keeps cool amid World Cup fitness and heat fears Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Read more Women’s football Share on Pinterest Referees Facebook Reuse this content
Flying on WestJet’s low-cost carrier Swoop will come with a price: ancillary fees that will cost travellers about twice what they pay on the mainline carrier, the CEO of the Calgary-based airline said Tuesday.Gregg Saretsky said he expects non-fare fees on Swoop, which is set to launch in June, will be very similar to so-called ultra low-cost carriers in the U.S.“We’re about $19 per guest currently on the mainline operation and I would expect that we should be able to get (double) that on Swoop,” he said during a conference call Tuesday about its third-quarter results.WestJet’s (TSX:WJA) fees for services like flight changes, cancellations and checked bags increased 12 per cent in the third quarter to $117 million, or $18.64 per passenger.Between 60 and 70 per cent of Swoop travellers are expected to pay fees for carry-on and checked baggage, added Bob Cummings, who is heading up preparations to launch Swoop.However, higher ancillary fees will be more than offset by lower airport charges and base fares, he said.“Total ticket prices will be 30 to 40 per cent lower at the end of the day,” Cummings said in an interview.He said Swoop should capture some of the equivalent of 30 to 35 planeloads of Canadians who fly daily out of U.S. border airports.Swoop is set to launch with two 189-seat Boeing 737-800s. The fleet will increase to six planes by September and 10 in the summer of 2019.Swoop’s network of longer haul flights and ancillary charges will be unveiled in February when tickets go on sale and will ultimately provide flights both in Canada and to the southern United States and sun destinations.Modelled after the relationship between Australia’s Qantas Airways and Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd., Swoop will fly mostly to different destinations than WestJet, but may also supplement the larger airline on major city routes.Saretsky said Swoop will operate as an independent airline with its own reservation system, operator’s certificate and airport check-in counters staffed by its own employees.“We have been very resolute in wanting to build this at the absolute lowest (cost), so there will not even be connectivity between Swoop and WestJet,” he told analysts.Passengers flying on Swoop from Calgary to Toronto, for example, will have to collect their bags and recheck them for corresponding flights to Sudbury.Swoop’s financial results, however, will be incorporated with those of WestJet.Ed Sims, WestJet’s commercial executive vice-president, said there is still significant demand in the Canadian market to stimulate traffic at lower fares, especially using secondary airports like Hamilton, Ont. and Abbotsford, B.C.However, Cummings said WestJet believes there is room for only one major ultra-low cost carrier in Canada.Unlike startup competitors like Canada Jetlines Ltd. which is also set to fly next summer, WestJet’s existing operations could be used to carry passengers in case of service disruptions.Air Canada (TSX:AC) has said it will use its low-cost leisure travel subsidiary Rouge to compete on the very low-cost market in Canada.Meanwhile, WestJet said it expects the new widebody Boeing 787s that will start entering its fleet in January 2019 will help attract more business travellers.It plans to add lounges at its hubs in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver and will increase the use of its mobile apps for bookings, check-in and prioritized boarding.Saretsky said many Canadian corporations are looking for better deals because flying in Canada at the last minute can be expensive.“So as much as Air Canada might fight back, we have a massive cost advantage and a product specifically designed to accommodate that type of traveller.”WestJet saw its third-quarter profit grow by about 20 per cent compared with a year ago as it increased capacity and traffic.The airline said it earned a record $138.4 million or $1.18 per diluted share for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. That compared with a profit of $116.0 million or 97 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.Revenue totalled $1.22 billion, up from $1.12 billion, with premium economy seat revenues rising 19 per cent.
ARLINGTON, Va. — A federal regulatory board has ruled that a New Orleans company can be required to perform more underwater drilling and excavation work to end a 14-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.The Interior Board of Land Appeals refused to excuse Taylor Energy Company from requirements to permanently plug wells that could be leaking oil and gas. The board publicly released its Oct. 30 decision on Tuesday.One week before the board ruled, the Coast Guard ordered the company to install a new containment system to capture and remove leaking oil until a permanent solution can be developed.Government lawyers recently disclosed a new estimate that 10,500 to 29,400 gallons (39,747 to 111,291 litres) is leaking daily from the site where slicks often stretch for miles off Louisiana’s coast.The Associated Press
CORRECTION: The Fort St. John RCMP announced Thursday that a missing 30-year-old woman, whose name was not provided, had been located. A previous version of this article stated that Langevin had been located by police, however, that information was incorrect and we have corrected the article. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who went missing over the weekend.49-year-old Charlane “Charity” Langevin was last seen on Saturday, June 23rd at approximately 11:00 p.m. when she left a friend’s home in the Edgewood Trailer Park in Baldonnel. Langevin is said to have come to the Fort St. John area from Saskatchewan for a couple of weeks.Police say that she met two men on Saturday evening and has not been seen since. Langevin has not had contact with any family since she was last seen in Baldonnel, and according to the RCMP, it is very unusual for Charlane not to answer her phone, which has been determined to have been off for over 24 hours.Langevin is described as: standing 5’7″ tall, with brown hair, blue eyes, and pierced ears. She has a tattoo of a turtle on her right calf, and a tattoo of a rose with a name on her shoulder. She was last seen wearing a black Harley Davidson hoodie, blue jeans, black half ankle boots and a purse, and is said to always wear a chain necklace with a Harley Davidson logo.If you have any information about Charlane “Charity” Langevin, or where she might be, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at (250)787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477. just want to quell rumours: Charlene Langevin is still missing! Yesterday we advised that a 30 year old missing woman had been located. That was no Charlene. https://t.co/wDtzdnv5N7— Fort St John RCMP (@FortStJohnRCMP) June 29, 2018