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Supreme Court invalidates “false news” law

first_img UgandaAfrica Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily News News News Reporters Without Borders today welcomed an 11 February ruling by the Ugandan Supreme Court that a law banning “publication of false news” was unconstitutional..It said it was a boost to press freedom and hoped the authorities would also remove other restrictions on the media. It noted that about 50 privately-owned radio stations were threatened with closure by the broadcasting supervisory body and that several journalists, including two with the independent daily The Monitor, were being prosecuted for alleged terrorism for reporting on the activities of rebel forces. Section 50 of the criminal code allows politicians to intimidate journalists who criticise them by claiming their reports are subversive and brandishing the threat of two years imprisonment for allegedly “false news.” The Monitor had sought to have the law struck down several times since 1997.The Supreme Court’s seven judges unanimously ruled that section 50 conflicted with article 29 of the 1995 national constitution that guaranteed freedom of expression, saying the law did not specify what material could or could not be published and thus hampered the media from doing its job.Monitor editor Charles Onyango-Obbo and reporter Andrew Mwenda were accused in 1997 of publishing “false news” in an article headed “Kabila paid Uganda in gold.” They appealed against the “false news” law to the Constitutional Court but lost, though they were acquitted of the offence after two years. They then appealed to the Supreme Court. UgandaAfrica February 17, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme Court invalidates “false news” law Follow the news on Uganda Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election June 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more News Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Turbulence observations beneath Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica

first_imgIncreased ocean‐driven basal melting beneath Antarctic ice shelves causes grounded ice to flow into the ocean at an accelerated rate, with consequences for global sea level. The turbulent transfer of heat through the ice shelf‐ocean boundary layer is critical in setting the basal melt rate, yet the processes controlling this transfer are poorly understood and inadequately represented in global climate models. This creates large uncertainties in predictions of future sea‐level rise. Using a hot‐water drilled access hole, two turbulence instrument clusters (TICs) were deployed 2.5 and 13.5 meters beneath Larsen C Ice Shelf in December 2011. Both instruments returned a year‐long record of turbulent velocity fluctuations, providing a unique opportunity to explore the turbulent processes within the ice shelf‐ocean boundary layer. Although the scaling between the turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) dissipation rate and mean flow speed varies with distance from the ice shelf base, at both TICs the TKE dissipation rate is balanced entirely by the rate of shear production. The freshwater released by basal melting plays no role in the TKE balance. When the upper TIC is within the log‐layer, we derive an under‐ice drag coefficient of 0.0022 and a roughness length of 0.44 mm, indicating that the ice base is smooth. Finally, we demonstrate that although the canonical three‐equation melt rate parameterization can accurately predict the melt rate for this example of smooth ice underlain by a cold, tidally‐forced boundary layer, the law of the wall assumption employed by the parameterization does not hold at low flow speeds.last_img read more

Is screaming the new spanking?

first_imgDaily News Transcript 21st March 2013Parenting skills change over time. While corporal punishment was once tolerable to many, these days most parents wouldn’t dream of hitting their children. Instead, they may raise their voices in anger. But is screaming the new spanking?“There is an old adage that goes as follows: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ I’m not sure that is so true,” said Dr. William J. Hansen, a licensed clinical psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “Words can hurt. They can and often do sting. It hurts when your friend or your boss yells at you, but your mother? Your father?“A question I would propose for all parents is, ‘How does it feel to you when you yell at your child or children?’ Most would likely say it makes us feel ineffective and inadequate as a parent. So, if it is unhealthy for the yeller, I believe that it is equally unhealthy for the recipient: our children,” said the specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy with children, adolescents and families.http://m.dailynewstranscript.com/wkdDTranscript/pm_121679/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=ValfYbv4last_img read more

What Will Happen Inside the Vatican Conclave to Choose the Next Pope?

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! FaithInternationalLifestylePrint What Will Happen Inside the Vatican Conclave to Choose the Next Pope? by: – March 11, 2013center_img 46 Views   no discussions Tweet Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi of Cameroun joins fellow cardinals in prayer inside the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, April 18, 2005, at the beginning of the conclave. (Arturo Mari/Osservatore Romano/Pool/Getty Images)Final adjustments are being made to the Sistine Chapel today before the 115 Roman Catholic cardinals enter for the conclave to choose the next pope.Once there, the doors will be locked Tuesday and the participants will have no newspapers, television or, for the social media savvy set, Twitter. They’ll get virtually nothing from the outside, other than food. Technicians have already installed cellphone-jamming devices to keep the outside world unaware of what the cardinals speak about.“It is the way of ensuring that the voice speaking to the cardinals during the conclave belongs to the Holy Spirit and no one else,” the Rev. John Wauck, ABC News Vatican consultant, said.Workers hung red drapes this morning over the window at St. Peter’s Basilica, where the world will see the new pope for the first time once he’s elected after the conclave.The ritualistic conclave involves centuries-old customs that have changed very little over time.The tradition of locking the doors dates back to 1274, when the cardinals met in the remote village of Viterbo.Two years and eight months into the longest conclave ever, frustrated townspeople tried everything to motivate a quicker decision. They locked the cardinals inside and resorted to more extreme measures, trying to starve them out and tearing the roof off the building to expose them to the elements.The cardinal electors in the upcoming conclave will be much more comfortable, surrounded by Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.Pope Benedict decreed a conclave could be held as soon as all voting cardinals are present. All cardinals under 80 when the papacy is vacated are eligible to participate.While campaigning is forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel, experts say there is plenty of politicking in the days before.“This is schmoozing at the highest level,” said Christopher Bellitto, a professor at Kean University in New Jersey who has written nine books on the history of the church.More than half of the cardinal electors were appointed by Benedict, and many used the days before the conclave to get to know each other and feel out the general sentiment, Bellitto said.“I think each cardinal has a list of a dozen people in his head. He may know some very well, some by reputation,” Bellitto said. “If the cardinals don’t know someone, they may ask someone they trust [their opinion].”On Tuesday, the cardinal electors will attend mass before filing into the Sistine Chapel. For one of the 115, it will likely be his last time wearing a red hat. The cardinal electors have a history of elevating one of their own to the papacy, so that lucky choice will exchange it for the pope’s traditional white.Once inside the Sistine Chapel, the cardinals will take an oath of secrecy and then be given rectangular ballots with the words “Eligo in Summum Pontificem” written on them, meaning, “I elect as supreme pontiff.”Each voting cardinal writes the name of his choice for pope on the ballot and is asked to disguise his handwriting to avoid letting others know who is supporting whom.“When you go with your ballot paper in your hand and hold it up in front of the alter and say, ‘I call on the Lord Jesus who will be my judge to witness that I am voting for the one I believe to be worthy’ – that’s really a moment of intense emotion,” said Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Archbishop of Durban, South Africa.Three scrutineers count the ballots, and if no one receives the required two-thirds majority, the votes are burned. A black smoke signal will signal to the world the vote was inconclusive.Damp straw was once used to turn the smoke black, Bellitto said, however after years of confusion, dye has reportedly been used.There can be a maximum of four ballots in a single day, and if after three days the cardinals still haven’t selected a pope, the voting sessions can be suspended for a day of prayer and discussion.Throughout the secret process, the cardinals will eat and sleep in a private guest house on the edge of Vatican City.Only a select staff of doctors, cooks and housekeepers, all sworn to secrecy, are allowed to interact with the cardinals.For approximately half of the cardinal electors, this will be their second time participating in the mystical event.Cardinal William Levada of San Francisco, a first-timer, said his colleagues in the college of cardinals have given him an idea of what to expect.“I think it is a prayerful atmosphere,” he said. “No campaigning. It is forbidden to campaign there. You can’t put yourself forward.”The first sign that the 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide have a pope will come when white smoke curls out of the Sistine Chapel’s chimney.Inside the chapel, the man who is chosen to be pope will be asked by the cardinal dean if he accepts. If so, he will be asked for his papal name.“Generally, the way it works is there is some level of affection toward a certain name,” Bellitto said.At his first general audience as pope, Benedict XVI said he chose the name to “create a spirutual bond with Benedict XV, who steered the church through the period of turmoil caused by the First World War,” and also cited his fondness for the Benedictine Order as an influence.The newly elected pontiff wiill be fitted with the papal vestments before making his way to St. Peter’s Basilica, his identity still unknown to the world.French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the senior cardinal in the order of the deacons, will step onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to tell the world the name of the man chosen as the next pontiff.Tauran is expected to make the announcement unless he is chosen pope, in which case another cardinal would deliver the news.The new pope will then step onto the balcony and greet the world for the first time.However, the secrets of the conclave that elevated him to the position will be forever be kept among one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. By DAVID WRIGHT and ALYSSA NEWCOMB/ABC Newslast_img read more

Art and engineering students team up

first_imgCorpus Callosum, a SparkSC student organization that encourages and facilitates cooperation between the arts and sciences, held its first informational meeting Wednesday night to kick off its second year as an official campus organization.Two brothers, Jonathan Dugan, a senior majoring in aerospace and mechanical engineering, and Brendan Dugan, a senior majoring in art, came up with the idea for Corpus Callosum in fall 2013.The organization is aptly named for a band of fibers that allows the human brain hemispheres to share information. The organization’s main goal is to promote collaboration between art and engineering students so they can work together in constructing creative projects and participate in competitions.“My brother and I have always wanted to work together, and we noticed that at USC there wasn’t really a space for collaborative overlap between different majors,” Brendan said. “We wanted to create a space where engineers or science majors could really get involved with the arts in a hands-on way.”Last semester the organization was made up of about 20 active members who worked in groups on four large projects.“Last semester we had four projects going on: a geodesic dome and a heart monitor that made an animation that progressed at the rate of your heart,” Jonathan said. “We also had a music app that uses information about a person to compose a piece of music, and a 3D-printed head mold commenting on how your cells regenerate every seven years and you become essentially a new person.”Members of the organization also took trips and attended workshops. A group trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the James Turell and Alexander Calder exhibits contextualized real-world examples of the kind of work that Corpus Callosum facilitates. A showcase for the completed projects marked the end of the semester for the group.Additionally, local artists have come out to show their support. “We had a local artist named Rob Reynolds come in and talk with us about a project we were working on,” Brendan said. “At the end of the semester we had a big group show that showcased the projects we had been working on throughout the semester.”Noel Butta, a senior majoring in cognitive science and founding member of Corpus Callosum, recognized the organization’s value early.“We hung around in a small group for about a year; we weren’t exactly sure what the club would become,” Butta said. “Soon we realized there are other people out there that are into this kind of stuff, and began to get an overwhelmingly positive response.”Corpus Callosum provides a venue for creativity that for many students, including Brendan, seems uniquely productive.“I’ve gained creative confidence. We are really working to get ideas off of paper and into the real world. Instead of thinking of something to do we actually do it,” Brendan said. “We have a very supportive group of people with all different skill sets who are all about creativity and getting people past the creative hurdles.”The organization encourages students to pursue innovation outside the classroom. In this way, the organization augments academic interests and furthers creative exploration. Setting deadlines and working on an independent schedule is both challenging and rewarding for Jonathan.“For me it’s about having a creative outlet: doing something different besides engineering,” Jonathan said. “Our project system is a little more involved than a project you might do for a class. In a school project you are looking for the grade but here we are just experimenting; the goals are different and it’s more independent.”Midway through Corpus Callosum’s spring semester, the organization will see the addition of a conceptual showcase, as well as increased expansion into the university and Los Angeles communities.“We are going to brainstorm new ideas, split off into groups, and take the ideas one step at a time,” Brendan said. “We are looking to partner with certain corporations to get funding. We are going to check out the art and technology museum at LACMA as well as visit an artist there named John Craig Freeman who is doing an augmented reality display that measures brainwave activity.”According to Butta, Corpus Callosum is also involved with KXSC Fest and hoping to start a crowdsourced art installation. The future might include collaborations with other organizations within Spark SC, including 3D4E, the 3D printing club.Jonathan and Brendan are looking forward to continuing the momentum that their organization gained over the last semester.“It really got off the ground last semester when we got a lot more people involved,” Brendan said. “This semester we’re looking to get more exposure within the Los Angeles community.”last_img read more

After overcoming obstacles, De’Jon Wilson uses collegiate success to pave way for future generations

first_imgDe’Jon Wilson walked into the H.D. Woodson (Washington D.C.) High School weight room, surprising his former assistant coach Wayne Johnson. Just two days earlier, Johnson had seen the Syracuse defensive end on television in a 28-20 win over Boston College. Now, during his bye week, Wilson was back home.In that moment, Wilson held the same status he once did as a high schooler. The current players bought into his captivating personality and story of success just as much as his teammates once did. That charisma and skill earned him the nickname “swag” from Johnson and his teammates when he still attended Woodson.“He had other guys … that wanted to be just like him,” Johnson added.The current Woodson players were excited to see him, each one rushing over to give him a high five and ask him questions ranging from how he goes about doing a specific workout to how it feels to be a Division-I athlete.“He normally calls me and says if he’s coming down,” Johnson said. “To see him, come in to the weight room, to come out and work out with them, it was amazing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWilson still carries the charisma from when he grew up in southeast D.C. And he carries the pride of being the first in his immediate family to attend a four-year college and graduate with a degree.But he also bears the tribulations of his childhood: growing up in a single-parent home, run-ins with the law and the killing of a close friend.Wilson admits to making mistakes growing up and he openly talks about some of the struggles he faced. His goal now is to ensure that the next generation doesn’t go through the same things.Overcoming those mistakes is his message. His status as a Division-I football player and college graduate is his platform. And his magnetic personality endears him to the people he wants listening. That even now, people will still want to be just like him.“I can’t pick one situation that really crushed me, cause there have been a lot of things,” Wilson said. “But that’s just life. You learn to take it on the chin and keep rolling.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editor•••Off to the side, De’Jon Wilson saw his mother, LaShawn Wilson, crying by herself. The only person in front of him was the judge. In 2009, for the second time, a judge sent Wilson to a juvenile detention center. As he saw his mom bawling, tears started streaming down his face too.“I felt like a loser, I felt like I let my family down,” Wilson said. “I became a statistic.”At home, his mother and older sister called him “daddy.” Even after LaShawn remarried in 2006, Wilson felt the need to act as some sort of fatherly male figure.Wilson’s first experience playing football was out on the streets of the neighborhood when he was six, even before he played Pop Warner. As he got older, the same neighborhood became harder for Wilson to navigate. A combination of peer pressure, independence and youth led to frequent bad decisions.“It was so easy to do wrong and so hard to do right,” Wilson said. “It was a social norm to do the wrong thing.”Both Wilson and his mother declined to say what he went to the juvenile detention center for, other than LaShawn saying that it had nothing to do with drug or gun-related incidents.For LaShawn, the second time a judge sent her son to the detention center broke her heart, but it was also her breaking point. She didn’t want to see either of her children caught up in the court system once, let alone twice.“I told him, the first one that’s on me, I’ll take that one,” LaShawn said. “Second one, that’s on you.”Johnson said that he’s seen that culture of wrongdoing at times throughout his 27 years of coaching at Woodson, especially those without father figures in their lives. He challenged the direction Wilson was headed. Wilson could continue running into trouble with the law, or he could dedicate his time and effort into school and football.Looking back, Wilson says the whole experience and the talk with both his mom and with Johnson, was the proof he needed. He began understanding he needed to make changes if he wanted to improve and get out of trouble.Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editor•••Toward the end of Wilson’s junior year of high school, in May 2010, one of his best friends, Alonte Sutton, was murdered. Sutton’s body was found on Mother’s Day.Sutton — “gadget,” as Wilson and friends called him — didn’t play football but was still close with kids in the neighborhood. He was an intern for the D.C. Council and was considered a strong student with a promising future.Problems between the 18-year-old Sutton and Omare Cotton, 28, started when Sutton declined to give Cotton’s girlfriend a ride, according to the Washington Post.Cotton slashed the tires on Sutton’s car. After Sutton left the scene, Cotton came back later in the day and did the same thing, then chased Sutton around with a knife. Sutton tried to get a police officer’s attention and Cotton, who was on probation in Maryland, fled the scene.The next day, as Sutton was changing the tires on his car, Cotton came back with a gun and shot Sutton while chasing him into the woods.“He emotionally shut down and he was kind of distant,” LaShawn said of her son’s reaction. “Sometimes you hear about the death of other people, but it doesn’t really hit home until it’s at your doorstep … I think that was the case for him.”Wilson and some of his close friends, like Ken Crawley, who played with Wilson at Woodson and at Colorado and is now a starting cornerback for the New Orleans Saints, still keep Sutton in their memory. Crawley’s Twitter handle is @RIPGADGETT.“Me and him (Crawley), we carried that,” Wilson said. “Everywhere we went, he was with us. I feel as though he was living through us.”“Alonte Sutton … that’s my man. That’s my motivation.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editor•••Johnson and Wilson were driving back from FedEx Field, where the Washington Redskins play. Wilson had just been named All-Met, meaning he was one of the best high school players in D.C. The honor allowed him to meet and take pictures with two of Washington’s best players, Brian Orakpo and Chris Cooley.About 10 miles out, Wilson realized that he had Cooley’s phone. Cooley called his phone and to arrange for it to be returned. Wilson made Johnson turn around.When Wilson got there, Cooley was beginning to write out a check for getting his phone back. Wilson refused to take it.“If that was a regular inner-city kid, who doesn’t have anything or no mentor in their life, they would have kept the phone,” Johnson said. “Or they would have tried to sell the man his phone back.”Wilson said it was just doing what he felt was right. And anyway, at that point Wilson had other ways of making money.He started by working two jobs, including one at a local grocery store and the other as a construction worker for a moving company. Then, he started working for himself. He started planning parties, throwing events when he needed to, and he’d also promote local talent to try and get them better gigs.Wilson and his friend started their own clothing line called LookinSweet. Wilson, a self-proclaimed sneakerhead, couldn’t find the right shirts to match his favorite shoes. So he bought a large amount of plain t-shirts, gave a designer his sketches and watched the designs come to fruition.“I was just so proud that they were doing something positive,” LaShawn said. “I encouraged him along the way of all his endeavors.”He started the business because he didn’t want to ask his mother to buy him things he wanted but didn’t really need, like sneakers. He felt that she had already done enough for him. When he’d get a new pair of shoes, he’d buy them himself.“I just like to go with my first instinct. If I feel something is right, I go with it,” Wilson said.“I’m investing in myself.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editor•••Wilson surprised Johnson when he stopped in several weeks ago, but it didn’t shock anybody that he came back to his alma mater. It’s a part of Wilson’s story that he emphasizes. His doesn’t end after he “made it out” of his low poverty area, because his hometown, and his youth, isn’t something he’s left behind. And he has no intention of ever doing so.“Where I’m from, I don’t want you getting it mistaken, it’s bad, but at the same time it’s good,” Wilson said. “But that’s who I am. I am southeast D.C.”After his mistakes early in his high school years, Wilson did his best to be an example, a guide for other kids struggling in the area. When he left for Colorado, he wanted to make sure he’d still have that impact.He comes back home knowing what it took him to get to this position. He tells kids how to apply themselves both academically and athletically to get to where he is today, where they all want to be.Sometimes, he comes home with gifts. On different occasions, he’s come back and given players gloves, shorts, T-shirts. Sometimes he’d even bring back some pairs of cleats.Wilson, Crawley and John Walker all attended H.D. Woodson and went on to play at Colorado together. Jon Embree, now a tight ends coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was then the head coach.Despite the pressure to do wrong, as Wilson described it, Embree had no qualms in taking on all three of them. And he’s hoping that more players go on to do what Wilson has.“There are too many kids being left behind in those environments, with no one to turn to for help,” Embree said. “Somebody made a sacrifice that allowed him the chance to get that opportunity. So he’s trying to do the same for someone else.”There are only two, maybe three, games left in Wilson’s collegiate career. He has NFL aspirations, and Johnson thinks he’s good enough to at least get a tryout with a team.But even if that’s not in his future, Wilson knows that southeast D.C. is. He won’t allow his journey to end after a mistake or after a triumph. And as he tries to continue bettering himself, he won’t stop doing the same for the place that molded him.“I know that’s exactly what he’ll do,” LaShawn said, “until he can’t do it anymore.”“That’s just who he is. That’s a part of him.” Comments Published on November 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lee Ann Johnson to make a stop in Alpena for Doughnuts with the Dems

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis ALPENA, Mich.— The August primary election is just around the corner and candidates are making their rounds in Northeast Michigan. Lee Ann Johnson is making a stop here in Alpena this weekend for the Doughnut with the Deems event.Residents are invited to meet and greet with Johnson as well as interact with the Oscoda native through Q and A. Lee Ann Johnson is the Democratic candidate for the 106th State House District and will run against Republican candidate Sue Allor in the August 4th primary.Attendees are required to social distance, wear a mask and bring a lawn chair. The Alpena County Democratic Party Secretary Todd Koss says, “This is one of many in person events the organization would like to have for voters to learn more about their candidates.The event will be held Saturday July 11th at Michekewis Park starting at 10am. For more information contact Todd Koss at 989–494–0281.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Aging adults, persons with disabilities invited to take MDHHS online surveyNext Christie Thomas revealed as new Alcona principallast_img read more

Khedira fears Juve supremacy under threat

first_imgKhedira fears Juve supremacy under threatMilan, Italy | AFP |  Juventus’s Serie A supremacy faces a stiff test with the champions just one point ahead of Lazio as the Italian league kicks off again this weekend following a three-month shutdown.A return had looked unthinkable back in April as Italy counted their daily coronavirus deaths in the hundreds for nearly 35,000 victims in the country.But the situation has improved with strict health protocols in place and all matches being played behind closed doors.Four postponed games will take place first this weekend involving teams at the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak.Atalanta host Sassuolo in Bergamo on Sunday, and Inter Milan are at home against Sampdoria.On Saturday, Torino host Parma and Cagliari travel to Hellas Verona.Next week all teams will have 12 games left to play with Juventus at Bologna on Monday, and Lazio travelling to Atalanta on Wednesday.Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus fell in the Italian Cup final to Napoli on penalties midweek, having also lost the Italian SuperCup to Lazio in December.“Ronaldo, (Paulo) Dybala and our great soloists lack that little bit of brilliance, but I consider it quite normal in this period,” said Sarri.“I didn’t say anything to the players, we were all very angry and disappointed and I think it’s better to be silent right now.”Sarri’s woes have been compounded with Brazilian defender Alex Sandro tearing a knee ligament against Napoli and Sami Khedira picking up a potentially serious tendon problem.Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain and captain Giorgio Chiellini are also not yet at full fitness.– Ronaldo effect –Juventus will be counting on their top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to react after suffering two defeats in a final for the first time in his career, and missing a penalty in the Italian Cup semi-final.Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has scored 27 goals this season, six more than Ronaldo, as the in-form Romans target their third Scudetto and first in two decades.Simone Inzaghi’s side have already beaten Juventus twice this season, in the Italian SuperCup final and 3-1 in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.The top two teams will meet in Turin on July 20.Inter Milan are third, nine points behind Juventus. Inter lost to Lazio (2-1) and Juventus (2-0) just before the suspension.“If I have to find a positive part of this crisis, it’s that I’ve had time to focus and try to find different areas in which the team can improve,” said coach Antonio Conte.Atalanta occupy the final Champions League berth, three points ahead of Roma, with Napoli sixth a further six points back.– Maths madness –While the championship resumes the question remains of what happens in the case of another suspension. Plan B provides for play-offs, the format of which remains to be defined.A final decision could open the way to use a complicated algorithm devised by the federation to establish the final ranking.Who would qualify for the Champions League or the Europa League? Who would go to Serie B?Very simple: PF = PT + (MPc x NPc) + (MPt x NPt)!This formula means that the total points will be calculated taking into account those obtained at the time of the interruption, plus a simulation based on the average points taken at home and away multiplied by the number of matches still to play.Got it?It was even considered at one point to take into account the number of goals scored home and away, for an even more intimidating formula: PF = PT + 0,90 x [(MPc x NPc ) + (MPt x NPt)] + 0,10 x (iag x Δr).“This is madness. We are at the ‘Normale’ of Pisa,” said FIGC president Gabriele Gravina, referring to the prestigious Tuscan university, which has given Italy three Nobel Prize winners and two Presidents.But one sticking point was cleared up Thursday with the Italian government agreeing to ease quarantine restrictions in the case of a positive test with only the infected person isolated.The squad and staff will be closely monitored and a quick test performed on the whole team on match day, boosting hopes that the championship will be concluded.Fixtures (all times GMT):SaturdayTorino v Parma (1730), Verona v Cagliari (1945)SundayAtalanta v Sassuolo (1730), Inter Milan v Sampdoria (1945)MondayLecce v AC Milan (1730), Fiorentina v Brescia (1730), Bologna v Juventus (1945)TuesdaySPAL v Cagliari (1730), Verona v Napoli (1730), Torino v Udinese (1845), Genoa v Parma (1945)WednesdayInter Milan v Sassuolo (1730), Atalanta v Lazio (1945), Rome v Sampdoria (1945)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Police ask for the public’s help after shooting on I-95

first_imgBoynton Beach Police are currently asking for the public’s help after two people were left injured in a shooting on the overpass of Gateway Boulevard and I-95.The incident was reported near the entrance ramp to the Southbound lanes.Both the entrance ramp and one eastbound lane is currently closed due to the incident.Anyone who believes they have any information about this incident is asked to contact the Boynton Beach Police at 561-732-8116.last_img

Aston Villa player proves fan who predicted he will never play in the PL…

first_imgAdvertisement lgzshNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsat3xtgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev3zk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ot130Would you ever consider trying this?😱ztq0yCan your students do this? 🌚bzlbRoller skating! Powered by Firework Aston Villa player Conor Hourihane replied back to a fan who doubted over his potential to play in the Premier League five years back. Villa got promoted in the English Premier League in this season. They had beaten Derby County in the playoff finals to achieve this feat. Aston Villa were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur with a margin of 3-1 in the opening game of the season. After the end of the match, Conor Hourihane posted this in Twitter.Advertisement Conor Hourihane is an important player for  Villa. He plays as the central defensive midfielder for the Premier League side in their 4-1-4-1 formation. Recently he has signed a long term contract with Villa.Advertisement In 2014, a Villa fan Craig Taylor told that Conor Hourihane might be the best player of Plymouth Argyle but he could never be able to play in the Premier League. Certainly the tweet was very disheartening for an young player. Conor Hourihane kept it in his mind and worked hard to play in the Premier League. Meanwhile Conor Hourihane joined Villa in 2017. Since then, he is a regular player for the club. He has also played 11 matches for his country Republic Ireland so far. His journey is really inspirational for the aspiring young footballers. Advertisementlast_img read more