Arsenal’s Champions League hopes go to final day following win over Sunderland

first_img Alexis Sanchez scored both goals as Arsenal beat Sunderland 1 Alexis Sanchez hit a brace as Arsenal secured victory over relegated Sunderland in front of a sparsely populated Emirates Stadium to keep alive their dwindling hopes of Champions League qualification.The Gunners needed to beat David Moyes’ men to take the battle to finish in the top four of the Premier League down to the last day of the campaign.They made heavy weather of their task, with Sanchez scoring a close-range double inside the final 17 minutes to secure the points with a 2-0 win.Under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has never finished outside of the top four in a full season at the helm but despite this win, and even though it remains mathematically possible, the club look set for a Europa League campaign next year.Manchester City’s victory over West Brom means Arsenal need to beat Everton on Sunday and hope Liverpool slip up at home to Middlesbrough to gate-crash the top four.Wenger’s own position still remains a mystery as he has yet to announce if he will sign a new deal to remain at the club beyond the FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea in two weeks’ time.A lot of the home fans who stayed away from this clash did so in protest against Wenger remaining in charge – those who opted to attend were left short-changed.Some supporters opted to stay away for other reasons but the official attendance of 59,510 was certainly wide of the mark, with Arsenal recording tickets sold rather than the figure who attended.Arsenal thought they were ahead early on but saw a goal correctly chalked off as a Sanchez shot hit Giroud on the arm as it flew past Jordan Pickford in the visitors’ goal.Moments later the young Black Cats goalkeeper, who has been linked with a move to the Emirates, did well to keep out a genuine Giroud strike as the France striker found himself free in front of goal.Despite camping out in the Sunderland half, Wenger’s side had few clear-cut chances after his early save from Giroud and it was his counterpart Petr Cech who had to dive low to stop Didier N’Gong scoring against the run of play.Hector Bellerin hit the side-netting after bursting into the box and the half ended with Pickford tipping an Aaron Ramsey strike behind.The second half began in farce for Arsenal as Nacho Monreal’s overhit backpass was scrambled behind by a back-tracking Cech, resulting in an indirect free-kick for Sunderland.Shkodran Mustafi saw a header hacked off the line as Arsenal reached the hour-mark without breaking through, with Giroud glancing a header wide as the game wore on.Wenger threw on Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi but the former was again kept at bay by Pickford, who turned a low strike behind.Sanchez finally opened the scoring soon after, converting an easy chance from in front of goal as Ozil crossed from a pinpoint Xhaka pass.The Chilean had been on the periphery but hit the crossbar with a cheeky lobbed effort, with Pickford again on hand to deny Xhaka and Iwobi in spectacular fashion.Pickford was powerless to prevent Sanchez doubling the lead with nine minutes remaining, parrying Giroud’s flick into the path of the former Barcelona man, who headed in to seal the victory.Mustafi had a late header brilliantly turned on to the bar by Pickford but Sanchez had once again provided the heroics to keep Arsenal’s league campaign alive until the final day.last_img read more

Huge crowd expected at ‘wedding’ to remember tragic Jasmine

first_imgOne of the biggest charity events in Donegal takes place this year when the mock wedding is held in aid of the Smile for Jasmine Fund.More than 200 guests are expected to arrive at the ‘wedding’ of Brendan McGlinchey and Ann Marie McNulty at The Banjo Bar in Castlefinn.All proceeds from the event will go towards the family of the late tragic Jasmine McMonagle who was killed in Killygordon in January last. Now the people of the area have together in a bid to help Jasmine’s young family.Today’s events begin at 5pm with a full sit-down meal schedule for 6pm – if the bride arrives on time!With The Logues taking to the stage at 7pm along with Chrissie Mac and Richie Remo, there will be a full two-hour music session followed by dancing into the night. And unlike most weddings, you don’t need an invite!There are still some tickets available for the evening Reception from reception in The Banjo.The late Jasmine McMonagle  Huge crowd expected at ‘wedding’ to remember tragic Jasmine was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Europa May Be Another Geyser Moon

first_imgA re-assessment of data from the Galileo spacecraft appears to confirm suspected eruptions from the surface of Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon.The “active body club” may have gained a new member. The earth and Io have volcanoes; Triton has nitrogen eruptions, and Enceladus famously stunned Cassini scientists who witnessed over 100 geysers shooting icy particles and dust out of cracks in its south pole. Is Europa bringing the count of active bodies to five? (Note: Mercury, Venus, Mars, possibly Pluto, and even the moon have extinct volcanoes, but only a few bodies are actively erupting now.)Europa (top) compared to Earth and Mars.The Hubble Space Telescope caught hints of plumes a few years ago, but confirmation was difficult. The data to clinch it may have been sitting in archives from the Galileo spacecraft (1996-2003). Jet Propulsion Scientist Xianzhe Jia now believes he found the “smoking gun,” so to speak: variations in Europa’s induced magnetic field. A JPL press release on Monday shared reasons for thinking Europa may also be erupting:Data collected by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in 1997 were put through new and advanced computer models to untangle a mystery — a brief, localized bend in the magnetic field — that had gone unexplained until now. Previous ultraviolet images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2012 suggested the presence of plumes, but this new analysis used data collected much closer to the source and is considered strong, corroborating support for plumes. The findings appear in Monday’s issue of the journal Nature Astronomy.An embedded video clip in the article shows animations of what the plume might look like. Jia used newer techniques of data analysis to make a convincing case. “The data were there, but we needed sophisticated modeling to make sense of the observation,” he said. His results show not only evidence that the plume is real, but that the spacecraft actually flew through it.As could be expected, the press release plays up the possibility of life. Europa is believed to have a subsurface ocean that accounts for the induced magnetic field. If the moon is erupting particles through its icy crust, scientists are imagining that the plume could serve up organisms, making detection easier than having to dig down through the icy crust.“If plumes exist, and we can directly sample what’s coming from the interior of Europa, then we can more easily get at whether Europa has the ingredients for life,” Pappalardo said. “That’s what the mission is after. That’s the big picture.”A mission called the Europa Clipper may be called on to look for not Europeans, but Europans. One letter makes a big difference.Speaking of magnetic fields, there’s a new paper in Geophysical Research Letters about Ganymede, Europa’s neighbor, the largest moon in the solar system. Galileo mission scientists were surprised to find years ago that Ganymede has an intrinsic (not induced) magnetic field. Most of the paper concerns details of the magnetic field, but here’s part of the “plain language summary”—NASA’s Galileo spacecraft made the first ever flyby of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, on 27 June 1996, discovering that it is the only moon known to generate a magnetic field. As at Earth, Ganymede’s magnetic field projects a magnetic bubble around it called a magnetosphere. Galileo carried a package called the Plasma Subsystem (PLS) that was designed to measure charged particles. Although PLS collected data during this first flyby, the results were never published. Resurrecting the original flight software, we processed these data and present them here for the first time, permitting us to go back with a fine detail brush and fill in some of the structure of this complex and exotic magnetosphere. Charged water‐based particles were observed escaping from the moon, having been blasted off the icy surface by an energetic rain of particles from Jupiter.The scientists also describe Ganymede’s auroral zones, its ionosphere and other manifestations of a magnetic field. Since magnetic fields decay with time, it remains a puzzle that a body this size would have a magnetic field. The comparably-sized moon Titan does not.Planetary scientists need to kick the hydrobioscopy habit and explain how little Euroopa could be erupting material into space for billions of years. Enceladus is even smaller. Another paper in Icarus was just published that tried to keep Enceladus going, but admitted that “Explaining Enceladus’ endogenic power requires ocean and shell thicknesses that are smaller than the expected values.” Deal with that question instead of doing a sidestep with a distraction about life. (Visited 313 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Community Builder: John Perlman

first_imgFounder: The Dreamfields ProjectWhy is John a Community Builder?After a very successful career in journalism, John resigned from his job at a prominent broadcaster to pursue greener pastures – or rather, greener fields.Realising the opportunities presented by the 2010 Fifa World Cup, John decided to start a project to build soccer fields and improve sporting infrastructure in South African townships and rural communities.The project has grown and now includes distributing Dream Bags (which include soccer balls, boots and kit) in under-resourced township soccer teams and rural areas.Dreamfields is not only giving a lot of township youngsters “a piece of the action” that is surrounding the Soccer World Cup, it’s also helping to keep kids away from ever-present temptations like crime, alcohol and drugs.John promotes the spirit of giving and generosity, which does not always mean donating large sums of money, but giving others a chance to realise their dreams.In his own words …“I don’t see this project as being just about developing football; it’s about developing teams of children. It’s about making communities feel that they haven’t been forgotten.”Fast FactsDreamfields uses its donations in three ways: to fix up existing sporting infrastructure in townships and rural areas; to supply Dream Bags to as many needy communities as possible; and to create new fields.Dreamfields has received endorsement from the Minister of Education.John presented the AM Live show on SAfm Radio Talk-show for over a decade.BHP Billiton has invested R6.5-million in the Dreamfields Project, while Old Mutual has committed R6.2-million.By 16 June 2008 (Youth Day), 169 Dream Bags had been donated to needy schools.How can I help?For the price of R5 500, plus transportation, you can donate a Dream Bag to a school in need. For more options on how to support the project, visit The Dreamfields Project.Story published on SAinfo on 16 July 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

SA women win series vs Bangladesh

first_img“If we knew that the result would be 3-0 at the start of the series, we would have taken it,” Momentum Proteas Women’s coach Hilton Moreeng said after his side had secured victory. 17 September 2013 Bangladesh were well set to reach the target at 79 without loss in the 14th over, but two run outs and a stumping in the space of three overs brought the home team back into contention. The teams move on to a three-match ODI series, which starts at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Friday. SAinfo reporter Bangladesh put in their most consistent performance with the ball to date, and had South Africa under pressure in the opening overs. The Proteas posted 109 for four in their 20 overs, which owed much to a half- century by player of the match and captain, Mignon du Preez. Du Preez (52) and Kapp (24 not out) shared an important 55-run stand for the third wicket, after the loss of openers Trisha Chetty (0) and Lizelle Lee (11) early on. ProudMoreeng said he was proud of the way his players withstood the pressure, and said it had given him an understanding of the character and temperament at his disposal in his squad. South Africa’s national women’s cricket team held their nerve to edge out Bangladesh by three runs in the third and final T20 international at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday to complete a 3-0 series victory. Bangladesh needed 12 runs off the final over, with seven wickets in hand, but fell short due to a composed and effective final over from the Proteas’ Marizanne Kapp. ‘They put us under pressure’“I must give credit to Bangladesh,” Moreeng said. “They put us under pressure very early. The first two overs were maidens and we were a wicket down. “The partnership between Kapp and the captain put us back where we wanted to be and we had to settle for 109, which required us to go out there and bowl well.” ‘Building a team’“We are building as a team and it was important for us to start this home series well, especially by playing good cricket and learning from every game that we play.”last_img read more

3 Approaches for Time-Remapping in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgRate Stretch Tool1. Select the Rate Stretch Button or click the ‘R’ button2. Click and drag the in-point/out-point of your clipThe speed and duration will match any adjustments you make to the clip. It’s that simple. What method is your favorite for adjusting speed/duration in Premiere? Share in the comments below. Here are a few easy ways to adjust speed/duration in Premiere Pro.Whether you’re wanting to artistically manipulate time, or simply want to change the speed of a clip, the following 3 methods are an easy way to manipulate clip speed in Adobe Premiere Pro. All 3 methods take only seconds, but each one has it’s own benefits and disadvantages.First let’s tackle some of the semantics of time remapping:What is Speed?Speed is the rate at which a clip plays back usually displayed in percentages. For example, a clip that plays back at 200% is twice as fast as an unaffected clip.What is Duration?Duration is a measure of time from the in-point to the out-point. Whereas speed deals with playback, duration only deals with how much time a specific clip takes up in the timeline. Just because you adjust a clip’s duration does not necessarily mean you are adjusting the clip’s speed and vice-versa.The Speed/Duration Command1. Right-click your clip in the timeline & navigate to Speed/Duration.2. Select your desired command.3. Click okThe Speed/Duration Command consists of a few very easy to understand parameters and checkboxes. When Speed/Duration is linked, a speed percentage of less than 100% will slowdown playback and increase duration. Alternatively a speed percentage of more than 100% will speed-up playback and shorten the duration.You can link/unlink speed and duration by clicking the chain icon in the viewer. You can reverse clip playback by selecting reverse speed. Instead of having your audio sound like The Chipmunks (or the Tree Ents from Lord of the Rings!)  you can select ‘Maintain Audio Pitch’. Premiere will try to make your audio sound more natural when played back at a different speed. By selecting ‘Ripple Edit, Shifting Trailing Clips’ your adjacent clips will be moved in the timeline to match your changes.center_img Use Time Remapping1. Right-click on your clip and select ‘Show Clip Keyframes>Time Remapping>Speed’2. Increase your speedSimply drag the ‘Rubber Band’ on your clip up and down to increase/decrease the clip duration. You can Command+Click on a Mac or Control+Click on Windows to set keyframes. There are actually a lot of really cool ways to manipulate clip speed using this feature. The video tutorial below outlines a few helpful ways to use the Time Remapping Tool.3. Time-remapping can be keyframed in the Effects Panellast_img read more