Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong claims to not have come to any decision over his future yet, amid strong interest from some of the biggest clubs in EuropeThe 21-year-old continues to impress this season in Amsterdam with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City all interested in his services.Recent reports have suggested that PSG are now the front-runners for De Jong with fellow young star Kylian Mbappe endorsing the move.But De Jong insists no decision over his future has been made.“No, I definitely haven’t made a decision yet,” De Jong told Voetbalzone, when asked whether an agreement with PSG has been reached.The Netherlands international played in Ajax’s spectacular 3-3 draw with Bayern Munich in their final Group E match of the Champions League.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…A Dusan Tadic double had given Ajax a 2-1 lead before Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman restored Bayern’s advantage.However, Nicolas Tagliafico’s 95th-minute equaliser ensured Ajax would get a point with both teams being reduced to 10-men.“In the first half we were not good enough,” added De Jong.“We were a bit ill at ease because of the difference in formation. In the second half, we had a different game plan, we played much better. Until the equaliser, we reached a very high level.“We felt we could have won, but then there was the red card. They attacked more because they had an extra man. Then they had a red card, and the game was open again.“It was crazy until the final whistle.”
Luciano Spalletti has warned Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain that Inter Milan’s defender Milan Skriniar “is priceless suggesting “Nobody can afford him.”There has been a great deal of interest around the Slovakia international who turns 24 next month.Inter Milan secured the services of the defender for €34m from Sampdoria in the summer of 2017 and his value has since sky-rocketed.“Nobody has the money to pay for Skriniar. He is priceless,” said the Coach in this evening’s Press conference via Football Italia.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“He is staying here, because nobody can afford him.”The situation is different for Brazil international Joao Miranda.“This sort of rumour damages Inter and weakens the club. If Miranda did tell anyone he wanted to leave Inter, he didn’t say it to me. Every time I played him, Miranda has done well.”The Serie A giants secured their passage to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia after beating Benevento 6-2.
“I have enjoyed working at Cygnus Business Media, but as the affinity groups were being created, we recognized an opportunity,” says Strickland. “Tony and I approached management about the possibility of our purchasing the brands rather than allowing them to possibly be acquired by another company. There are enormous possibilities for Tony and me to grow these brands and I feel fortunate to be given this opportunity.”Last month, Cygnus announced a plan for a new corporate “architecture” around four affinity groups: Aviation, Public Safety & Security, Building & Construction and Agriculture. Each will be headed by an executive vice president who will act as a point person for Cygnus in their particular market, overseeing sales, content and market for their brands. CEO John French said “about a handful” of Cygnus’ properties are not expected to be grouped into any of the four portals.Serving the metal manufacturing industry, Fabricating & Metalworking carries a 38,800 circulation and publishes 10 times annually. Industrial Machinery Digest publishes 18 times a year and has a 13,000 circulation.Total Industrial Plant Solutions, or TIPS, is what Cygnus calls an advertising deck—something like a deck of cards with advertising on it that is mailed to CEOs, vice presidents and other managers throughout the manufacturing industry.A Cygnus spokesperson says the employees at each of the three brands are expected to stay on under their respective new owners. Cygnus Business Media says it has sold three manufacturing properties to their managers.Fabricating & Metalworking was acquired by Alliance Communications, Inc., an entity formed by publisher Tony Morrison. Industrial Machinery Digest and the Total Industrial Plant Solutions brand were acquired by Source360 Media LLC, which is led by publisher William Strickland.Both acquisitions were finalized Thursday.
2 I want you too baby https://t.co/Lxi0LQz5rc— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 8, 2019 Yes, this exchange has descended into the sort of thing 13-year-olds giggle about. Musk dropped one more flirty message, with what seems to be a reference to a questionable internet challenge that takes place in November. You’ll have to research that one yourself if you really want to know. 😅 thank goodness it’s not November https://t.co/ius8kAptiC— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 9, 2019 So Mars did, tweeting a kissy face emoji with a perspective view of Gale Crater and Mount Sharp culled from the Science Photo Library. NASA’s Curiosity rover is currently exploring the crater. Online Comments Tags Mars seems to be a humorous novelty account, dropping jokes about looking cute in a selfie and getting turned down for a date by Earth. CNET dropped Mars a message to ask about the account’s background. The person behind Mars says, “I’m only a simple university student.” Thought I looked cute in this pic. Might delete later. pic.twitter.com/updeat3OCl— Mars (@4thFromOurStar) February 5, 2019 We already know Elon Musk has a thing for Mars. He’s pushing the under-construction SpaceX Starship as the way to get humans to the Red Planet. It seems like Mars might be crushing right back after a strange and suggestive Twitter exchange Friday.An anonymous Twitter account named Mars (with the handle @4thFromOurStar) tweeted a message saying it wants only Elon to move to Mars, implying no other humans will do. Musk replied to the planet with, “I want you too baby.” 41 weird objects seen on Mars, explained 43 Photos 😘 pic.twitter.com/PvM6Odf19y— Mars (@4thFromOurStar) February 9, 2019 Mars might be waiting a long time for Musk to show up. SpaceX is working on an initial test prototype of Starship and has been firing the Raptor rocket engine designed to take the spaceship into orbit and beyond. It might break Mars’ heart to learn SpaceX plans to go visit the moon first, and even that’s not scheduled until 2023. Here’s hoping the Red Planet isn’t the jealous type. Share your voice Send me hot pics & I’ll be right over 😉 https://t.co/ld2VDbF0Wh— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 9, 2019 Mars asked when Musk was coming over. He dropped a classic, but not classy, internet flirtation line: “Send me hot pics and I’ll be right over.” Elon Musk Space SpaceX Twitter NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens.
Greece’s culture ministry on Thursday said it would seek to reclaim two “stolen” 2,300-year-old antique vases recently put on sale in London.”Two marble funerary vessels, made by Classical-era Attic workshops, were recently put on sale at the Frieze Masters art exhibit in London,” the ministry said in a statement.”They are a lekythos (oil vase) depicting a funerary procession and a loutrophoros (water vase) with carved decoration, dating from the 4th century BCE,” it said.”These two Greek antiquities are already being claimed by the culture ministry, which will continue efforts to repatriate them using every possible means,” the statement said.The ministry did not elaborate on which part of Greece the vessels are believed to have been stolen from.According to reports, the vessels were part of a collection of 5,000 looted antiquities seized in 2015 from the Swiss home of an Italian art dealer, and returned to Italy.At the time, Italian police had seized more than 5,000 ancient artefacts in a record 45 million euro ($53 million) haul after dismantling a Swiss-Italian trafficking ring.Frieze Masters, an annual fair held in early October in London, showcases art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century.
Carl Edward Murphy Smith, oldest great grandson of AFRO founder, John H. Murphy Sr., died Dec. 15 after a long illness. The Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate spent most of his career with Bell Atlantic and Verizon, and was an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Over the years Smith served as a member of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce Board, Chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse, Vice Chairman of the Baltimore City Planning Commission, The Baltimore City Social Services Commission and the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness. Smith also coached basketball in the Project Survival Youth Program.Carl Edward Murphy Smith (Photo credit: Jackie Van Ly)He was much more than a mere cousin, it was said of Smith who had the distinction of having been among the oldest of the Murphy cousins. “He was the big cousin we all looked up to,“ said the Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, pastor of Freedom Temple AME Zion Church. “He was a faithful friend who cherished our family.”Another cousin, Robert Murphy Matthews Sr. called him, “our go-to guy for Murphy family history,” also remembering Smith as “all our babysitter.”The brother of AME Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Smith also is the father of, Qiana Jehan Murphy Smith, Jonee’ Murphy Coates Brown, Michelle Denise Howard and Blair Carl Murphy Smith. He is a former member of the AFRO American Newspapers board of directors.“An initial Celebration of Life Service for Carl Edward Murphy Smith will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 (Smith’s birthday) at The Clubs at St. James, 3779 Members Club Blvd, Southport , NC 28461. For more information, please call Blair Carl Murphy Smith at (917) 608-3994.A second Celebration of Life Service will be held in Baltimore beginning on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. for the family hour, with the service following at noon, at Payne Memorial AME Church, 1714 Madison Ave,. Baltimore MD 21217”Please click here for a slideshow of some photos reflecting some of the joys of Carl Edward Murphy Smith
A combined 30-minute GPI image of Beta Pictoris depicts the planet Beta Pictoris b (bright spot) orbiting its star (center), which has been subtracted from the image. Citation: Gemini Planet Imager captures best photo ever of an exoplanet (2014, May 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-gemini-planet-imager-captures-photo.html (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the Gemini South telescope in Chile, which has recently been retrofitted with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is reporting in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that they have captured the best photo ever of an exoplanet orbiting its star. The planet, Beta Pictoris b, orbits its sun approximately 63.5 light years from us, and the GPI has allowed for calculating its orbit at 20.5 years. Explore further Taking pictures of exoplanets is difficult, not only because they are so far away, but also because of Earth’s atmosphere and of course because they are near to a star that is much brighter, which tends to overcome the light reflected off its planets. The engineers who designed the GPI used multiple techniques (a field spectrograph that has both low spectral resolution and high spatial resolution and a coronagraph that suppresses diffraction) to mask direct starlight, while simultaneously enhancing the light that is bounced off of nearby planets. The result, the team reports is an instrument capable of producing images of exoplanets that are an order of magnitude higher than any other previous imaging systems. Beta Pictoris b is a gas giant similar in size to Jupiter, though its star is much younger than ours—just 12 million years old. The picture of it was created with an exposure of just one minute, which is a record for an image of an exoplanet—the planet orbits its star just a little closer than does Saturn in our solar system. It was first discovered in 2006 by researchers working with data from the Hubble Space Telescope and verified three years later by researchers at Europe’s VLT. Pictures taken at the time suggested that Beta Pictoris b had to regularly plow through space debris of some sort, causing it to appear murky at times. Beta Pictoris b was chosen as a first test run due to its designation as an easy target. The research team at Gemini South plan to move on to imaging other exoplanets, eventually taking pictures of at least 600 that appear promising. Doing so will help with better understanding orbit times and perhaps help with refining their ages and masses. Length of exoplanet day measured for first time More information: First light of the Gemini Planet Imager, Bruce Macintosh, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1304215111AbstractThe Gemini Planet Imager is a dedicated facility for directly imaging and spectroscopically characterizing extrasolar planets. It combines a very high-order adaptive optics system, a diffraction-suppressing coronagraph, and an integral field spectrograph with low spectral resolution but high spatial resolution. Every aspect of the Gemini Planet Imager has been tuned for maximum sensitivity to faint planets near bright stars. During first-light observations, we achieved an estimated H band Strehl ratio of 0.89 and a 5-σ contrast of 106 at 0.75 arcseconds and 105 at 0.35 arcseconds. Observations of Beta Pictoris clearly detect the planet, Beta Pictoris b, in a single 60-s exposure with minimal postprocessing. Beta Pictoris b is observed at a separation of 434 ± 6 milliarcseconds (mas) and position angle 211.8 ± 0.5°. Fitting the Keplerian orbit of Beta Pic b using the new position together with previous astrometry gives a factor of 3 improvement in most parameters over previous solutions. The planet orbits at a semimajor axis of 9.0+0.8−0.4 AU near the 3:2 resonance with the previously known 6-AU asteroidal belt and is aligned with the inner warped disk. The observations give a 4% probability of a transit of the planet in late 2017. © 2014 Phys.org Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.