Defending champion Andy Murray loses at Wimbledon

first_imgAndy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game’s next top player.Dimitrov completely outplayed Murray on Centre Court, winning 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal.The 11th-seeded Dimitrov broke Murray five times, including in the final game, to become the first Bulgarian man to advance to the final four of a major. It was his first victory over a top 10 player at a Grand Slam.Murray last year became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. He came into the quarterfinals riding a 17-match winning streak at the All England Club and had not dropped a set this tournament.last_img

10 days agoEverton defender Keane says they should buy in January

first_imgEverton defender Keane says they should buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton defender Michael Keane says they should buy in January.A new addition would place Keane’s starting role under threat at Goodison Park but the former Burnley centre-back believes a new signing would only improve his performances.”I think competition is always healthy and it pushes you on no-matter what position you are on the pitch,” Keane told the Liverpool Echo.”It just keeps you on your toes. We’ve got competition here but the more the merrier, really.”It keeps things fresh, makes you work that bit harder and you have to prove yourself every single game and you can’t let it slip or you will lose your place in the team.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

first_imgWalmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.The retail giant said Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.The small packets, made by DisposeRx, contain a powder that is poured into prescription bottles. When mixed with warm water, the powder turns the pills into a biodegradable gel that can be thrown in the trash.The move by Walmart is the latest precaution being taken to cut down on opioid abuse. Around 4 million Americans are addicted to prescription painkillers, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The agency says these drugs are often obtained from friends and family who leave them in home medicine cabinets.Research has shown that surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store them improperly at home. Authorities say opioid painkillers should be kept in their original packaging and locked inside a cabinet out of the reach of children.DisposeRx says its disposal packets also work on other prescription drugs and for pills, tablets, capsules, liquids or patches.Walmart says its pharmacy customers can request a free packet at any time. The company also will offer a packet every six months to patients with a regular opioid prescription.Painkiller maker Mallinckrodt PLC has a similar program. It said last fall that it has donated about 1.5 million drug disposal pouches across the country and will increase that total to 2 million early this year.Some drugstores chains like CVS and Walgreens also collect unused medications at many of their stores. People can also take leftovers to hospital pharmacies or police stations.Unused prescriptions also can be thrown in the trash. But the U.S Food and Drug Administration recommends mixing them first with something unpalatable like Kitty Litter or used coffee grounds and then sealing the mixture in a plastic bag.___This story has been corrected to show that the information about the types of drugs on which the packets can be used came from DisposeRx, not Walmart.last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the BC Peace and Pine Pass

first_imgPlease continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] tweet reports using #BCStorm.More details on the alert are available here. See the full warning below.Issued at 2018-12-20 11:50 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.An approaching Pacific low pressure system will drop 10 to 15 cm of snowfall accumulation over Williston, Pine Pass, McGregor and the B.C Peace. Over the Peace lesser amounts will occur away from the Rockies.Snow will begin this morning and end late this evening or overnight tonight, as the low moves into Alberta.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. Peace and the Pine Pass.The warning says our region could see anywhere from 10 to 15 cm.  More snow will fall if you live closer to the Rocky Mountains.The snow is expected to start Thursday morning and end later in the same day.last_img read more

NASA spacecraft explored edges of Martian sea in 1997

first_imgWashington DC: NASA’s first rover mission to Mars, the Pathfinder, may have explored the edges of an early Martian sea in 1997, according to scientists who say that images from the probe could yield evidence of habitability on the Red Planet. The landing site is on the spillway of an ancient sea that experienced catastrophic floods released from the planet’s subsurface and its sediments. Nearly half a century ago the Mariner 9 spacecraft returned images of some of the largest channels in the Solar System. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangOrbital observations of the gigantic channels suggested they were formed approximately 3.4 billion years ago by cataclysmic floods, much larger than any known to have occurred on Earth. The prospect that abundant flowing water once sculptured the Martian landscape ignited renewed interest in the possibility that life may have once thrived on the planet. To test the Martian mega-flood hypothesis, NASA deployed its first Martian rover; the Sojourner, on board the 1997 Mars Pathfinder spacecraft that journeyed to the Red Planet. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: TrumpNASA spent a total of USD 280 million on the mission, including the launch vehicle and mission operations. The terrain within the rover’s visual range includes potential fluvial features suggestive of regionally extensive flooding. However, those features suggest floods that were at least 10 times shallower than those estimated using images obtained from orbit. Hence, the mission was not able to exclude still disputed alternative views sustaining that debris or lavas flows could have in fact dominated the channels’ formational history without significant water discharges. “Our paper shows a basin, with roughly the surface area of California, that separates most of the gigantic Martian channels from the Pathfinder landing site,” said Alexis Rodriguez, lead author of the study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. “Debris or lava flows would have filled the basin before reaching the Pathfinder landing site. The very existence of the basin requires cataclysmic floods as the channels’ primary formational mechanism,” he said. “The basin is covered by sedimentary deposits with a distribution that precisely matches the inferred extent of inundation from potential catastrophic floods, which would have formed an inland sea,” Rodriguez said. “This sea is approximately 250 kilometres upstream from the Pathfinder landing site, an observation that reframes its paleo-geographic setting as part of a marine spillway, which formed a land barrier separating the inland sea and a northern ocean,” he said. “Our simulation shows that the presence of the sea would have attenuated cataclysmic floods, leading to shallow spillovers that reached the Pathfinder landing site and produced the bedforms detected by the spacecraft,” Rodriguez said. The team’s results indicate that marine spillover deposits contributed to the landscape that the spacecraft detected nearly 22 years ago, and reconcile the mission’s in situ geologic observations and decades of remote-sensing outflow channel investigations. The sea bears an uncanny resemblance to the Aral Sea on Earth in that in both instances they lack distinct shoreline terraces. Its rapid regression over shallow submerged slopes resulted in rates of shoreline front retreat too fast for the terraces to form. The same process could partly account for the long-recognised lack of northern plains shorelines.last_img read more

Buckeyes defend Scarlet Course for second consecutive Invitational title

The Ohio State women’s golf team won its second-consecutive Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, one week before the Big Ten championship. The two-day event, at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course, featured gusting winds and firm greens. The No. 21 ranked Buckeyes were able to hold off the competition and won by 14 strokes.  “It’s always nice to win, especially at home, and especially going into the Big Ten [tournament],” coach Therese Hession said. “It was nice to persevere since it was a tough weekend to play.”  Freshman Rachel Rohanna led the team to victory finishing second, only one stroke behind Michigan State’s Laura Kueny. “First of all, I didn’t even know I was one shot back,” Rohanna said. “I am just excited for our team. We just needed a win to get us ready for the Big Ten [tournament].” Both Hession and Rohanna agree that the team still needs to work on its short game. “I know I am putting better now, but going to different courses I have to get that pace down,” Rohanna said. The Buckeyes beat 11 teams in the tournament, eight of which represented the Big Ten. The team will play four rounds of golf at the Big Ten championship April 23-25 in Madison, Wis. read more

Real Madrid dont need Harry Kane…they have Karim Benzema

first_imgEngland’s captain Harry Kane has been linked with a move to Real after his goal took England to the semi-final but it seems Fernando Morientes does not want Tottenham Hotspur striker, Kane to switch to the Bernabeu.One of best Madrid strikers, Cristiano Ronaldo, just departed Real to Juve and left a space that can only be filled by a skilful striker. However, Morientes believes that Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane does not fit into the shoes but went further to acknowledge the greatness in Kane.“Normally, in Real Madrid, all the Galacticos can arrive to the Bernabeu,” he told talkSPORT.“But now it’s very difficult because Cristiano Ronaldo go out [Karim] Benzema stays up front as a number nine.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“And if Harry Kane comes to Madrid, maybe he’s not the same as Cristiano Ronaldo – we need something special.”“All the people say that the more important player now for Real Madrid is maybe Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe if Benzema does what people thinks and stay for one more year.“We need another type of player, not a striker, because we have Benzema“And if Harry Kane came, two number nines in one big team is very difficult.”last_img read more

Rudiger backs goalscorer Higuain for todays final

first_imgAntonio Rudiger is confident his “quality” team-mate Gonzalo Higuain will deliver the goals for Chelsea in today’s Carabao Cup final.The Argentine striker ended a disappointing five-month loan spell at AC Milan in January after managing just six goals in 15 Serie A games in favour of a reunion with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.After initially turning down a move to Stamford Bridge last summer, Higuain chose to go ahead with a loan switch to Chelsea this time around in an effort to rediscover the brilliant form he once displayed under Sarri.Aside from a brace in Chelsea’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on February 2, however, Higuain has since failed to find the net in his last two appearances.But Sarri is expected to start Higuain in today’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley and Rudiger is confident the 31-year-old will bring home the goals with the right service from the Chelsea team.“Everyone knows Gonzalo is a goalscorer,” Rudiger told the club website.“You have to adapt to things but he played in Spain and he played in Italy and he has always mainly played for big clubs and he knows the pressure.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course at the moment it is difficult for him because the team has been struggling but still he is for me a quality striker and if he gets the chance and he gets the service, he will be great for us.”The last time Chelsea met City ended in a humiliating 6-0 defeat in the Premier League just two weeks ago.And Rudiger has warned the Blues that a repeat performance is unacceptable given what’s at stake today.“First of all, it is a final, a trophy is on the line,” said the German defender.“In the league, the other week people were not thinking that we would get beaten 6-0, and this is something we need to be careful of because that kills reputations.“In this final, we have to put a different performance than in the last game against City. We have to go with the right approach in this match.”The Carabao Cup final between City and Chelsea will begin at 5:30 PM (CET) at Wembley today.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores his team’s third goal past Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)last_img read more

San Diego teens haunted house raises money for cancer research

first_imgSan Diego teen’s haunted house raises money for cancer research KUSI Newsroom October 29, 2018 Posted: October 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, San Diego teenager Cameron Brit built a haunted house to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Cameron lost his grandmother to cancer last year, he says she was the biggest supporter of his haunted house. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img