“Getafe is not going to fly to Italy, despite whoever weighs …”

first_imgLaLiga, behind closed doors: “If this does not change, we must suspend LaLiga. I could not play eleven days behind closed doors.”Communiqué of the Association of Italian Footballers (AIC) and the AFEThe Association of Italian Footballers (AIC) and the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE), given the very serious reality that affects the whole society in general, and especially that of both countries, they want to jointly state the following:one- The situation that is being experienced in Europe, especially in Italy and in Spain, regarding the serious health crisis due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, is confronting us all to make decisive and unfortunately inevitable decisions.two- Four qualifiers to be played between Italian and Spanish teams, Champions League and Europa League, were scheduled and Valencia-Atalanta has already been played on Tuesday. Meanwhile, at the same time the Spanish Government has raised the emergency level, blocking flights from Italy.3- In Italy, the level of national emergency rises over time.4- Playing a game in Italy, where Getafe and Seville must travel, will put the health of many players, many people at risk.5- Trips between Italy and Spain, and vice versa, in the coming weeks, are expected to be even more dangerous and complicated. Therefore, the risk that comes with playing matches in Italy and Spain is more than evident, they would be played in national emergency conditions by both countries.6- AIC and AFE, jointly, ask UEFA that the matches between Italian and Spanish teams be suspended so that they are played in the future in conditions of greater security and less national emergency in both countries.7- The problem caused by the Coronavirus is a global issue, it is not only from Italy and Spain. Therefore, both unions are confident that serious reflection will be opened on the programming of the next European competition matches, taking into account at all times that the severity of the health emergency is rising steadily over time. Match against Inter: “Getafe is not going to fly to Italy, despite whoever weighs him. If we lose the tie we will do it with a very high head. I am afraid that my people will be contaminated. We go to the main focus. We cannot play with those conditions And we will dispute it next season or when they leave us. We must not go to Italy, we can only bring the virus and get infected. We have changed the training in the afternoon, to have more hours but at this time, Getafe does not is going to travel”.Conversation Luis Rubiales: “If it depends on me, we do not travel. I prohibit the request of special permits on my behalf. I do not want to take risks of contagion and that people travel scared. I have been told to request a special permit from the Ministry of Development but I will not ask for any permission. I’m not going to a place where I don’t want to goAlternative: “We have asked UEFA to look for an alternative to play in Milan. We do not want to get into the focus of the coronavirus, we have no need. We have also asked the Federation for help to demand the suspension.”Inter de Milan: “The people of Inter with whom we have spoken recognize us that it is incomprehensible that we have to travel there. I am not going to consent.”UEFA: “UEFA tells us to ask the government for a special permit. I will not do it, I will stick to the laws of my country.”International parties: “We should also stop the selections. We cannot allow players to go there and then come with the virus.” Ángel Torres, president of Getafe, He will not allow his team to travel to Milan to face Inter, in the round of the Europa League. If you intend to follow the mandate of the decree of the Government and thus gave its sharp position in The Transistor of Wave Zero.last_img read more

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Six Police Officers Suspended

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) has suspended with immediate effect six of its officers, pending investigation, in connection with the disappearance of a large quantity of single barrel gun ammunitions from its Forensic Evidence Room.The thirteen boxes of missing ammunitions were siezed on November 1, 2014 by joint security officers in Ganta, Nimba County and placed at the headquarters of the LNP Forensic Room.  But the ammunitions went missing on March 7, 2015.A Police statement named those suspended as Supt. Vally Sheriff, Chief/Supt. James Moore and Terry N. Kerkula.Others are Inspector Justine B. Bondo, Moses Williams and Detective Varney A. M. Sheriff of the Interpol Section.Five of the suspects, who were assigned in the Forensic Section, had access to the keys of the Forensic Room while one of them was caught interceding on behalf of the suspects at the time of the investigation.The LNP statement said the six suspended officers’ salaries will be withheld, pending the outcome of the investigation which is being conducted by the Crime Services Division of the Liberia National Police.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ministry yet to decide on landscape design for Kitty roundabout

first_imgMonths after its commissioningMonths after the commissioning of the Kitty roundabout, a design for the landscaping is still to be decided on, according to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson.When questioned by Guyana Times about the $78.9 million project on Thursday, Minister Patterson explained that the contractors were not responsible for the landscape component of the project.He said, “The contract (for that aspect) hasn’t gone out because I, to be quite honest, we haven’t, or me, haven’t quite decided on how we want to finish landscaping wise”.Patterson added that the contract for that component of the project definitely has to be done, but he is however, baffled as to how to go about doing it.According to Minister Patterson, “We will have to award a landscaping contract. IThe yet to be completed Kitty roundaboutdon’t know how we are gunna do this and that’s why it hasn’t been done as yet”.Nonetheless, he informed that as of now several design options are on the table for that area, which requires feedback from his officials at the Ministry, the Private Sector and even the public.One option he said for the roundabout is flowers only to fill the centre, while another option will allow for flowers and a fountain or even a signage.Back in June when the Minister commissioned the first ever roundabout he did mention plans to beautify and complete the area with landscape.Earlier this year, the contract for the project was awarded to S Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services in the sum of $78.9 million. The decision to construct a roundabout at this busy junction was made after a sinkhole had formed nearby.The roundabout is expected to reduce waiting and stoppage time for motorists heading to the East Coast of Demerara and those using Carifesta Avenue, Vlissengen Road, and the Kitty Public Road.Plans are already afoot to construct two other roundabouts with the same intent.Patterson had noted that the two planned structures are scheduled to be erected at the Timehri junction, East Bank Demerara, and at the corner of Mandela Avenue and Sheriff Street, Georgetown, under the Sheriff Street road expansion project.While the Minister did not elaborate on the details of the planned Mandela Avenue and Sheriff Street roundabout, he reported that works for the Timehri roundabout have begun by Gaico construction for the sum of $74 million.last_img read more

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Heart and Joan Jett headed to the Encana Events Centre

first_imgPaul Mercs Concerts is pleased to announce the 2016 tour of  QUEENS OF SHEBA featuring HEART and special guest, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS with a stop at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek, BC on Friday, March 11, 2016.Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, November 13 at 10 a.m. MST.  Tickets are priced at $121.00, $84.00, $74.00 and $61.00 plus applicable fees.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers.Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more.  Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so.  Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “Never,” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians, singers and songwriters.  Powerful and exciting on stage, Heart performs their amazing show to many hundreds of thousands of fans annually.- Advertisement -As individuals, the sisters have also achieved significant success.  Ann sang on songs that were both chart successes and motion picture themes, like “Almost Paradise” from Footloose, “Best Man in the World” from The Golden Child, and “Surrender to Me” from Tequila Sunrise, while Nancy composed and performed the scores to a half dozen motion pictures including the award winning “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous.”Along the way, music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found their way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations with branded sponsors.The last decade has been filled with new accomplishments for Heart.  Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart’s “Red Velvet Car” album, and a Top 5 DVD (“Night at Sky Church”).  2012’s “Fanatic” continued Heart’s current chart success, spawning two hit singles (“Fanatic” and “Dear Old America”) and debuting in the Billboard Top 25.  They also released a comprehensive CD box set entitled “Strange Euphoria,” filled with rarities and previously unreleased treasures that met with acclaim from critics and fans alike.Advertisement In September 2012, Ann and Nancy released their first-ever memoire (Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll).  The book spent several weeks on the New York Times “Best Sellers” chart and was released by HarperCollins on paperback on September 25, 2013.On Dec 2, 2012 at Kennedy Center Honors tribute to the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, Heart’s soulful and touching performance of “Stairway to Heaven” received a standing ovation and the You Tube video has garnered almost 40 million hits.In 2014, Ann and Nancy performed a TV holiday special, “Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays”, with guests Shawn Colvin, Sammy Hagar, Pat Monahan and Richard Marx, which was released on CD and DVD for Christmas.  Following in May 2015, they released a children’s book, Dog & Butterfly, based on the famous and well-beloved hit song.Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary.  As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.Advertisement As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece, GI.  Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” has been NBC’s Sunday Night Football, performed this past season by Carrie Underwood, and her music is heard in countless films and TV shows including Easy – A, Kick Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett was close to the project: She served as an executive producer.Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, ‘Unvarnished,’ in 2013 and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.Joan Jett has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations – this is, after all, a woman who is both a spokesperson for PETA and a devoted supporter of the US Military. She’s fought hard for all of her historic accomplishments, yet she remains humble and appreciative.“I’ve had a blessed career,” she says. “I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do things my own way.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Brazil, Belgium target W Cup quarters after Spain bow out

first_img0Shares0000Brazil’s Neymar (L) and Marcelo take part in a training session in Samara, on July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINISAMARA, Russian Federation, Jul 2 – Brazil will look to keep their bid for a record sixth World Cup crown on track when they face Mexico on Monday with a quarter-final place at stake after seeing Spain join the list of contenders to be eliminated.Monday’s other last-16 game sees a much-fancied Belgium take on a Japan side who are dreaming of reaching the quarters for the first time after scraping through their group thanks to their fair-play record. While Neymar’s Brazil, and a Belgian outfit inspired by Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, are both expected to advance, events of the weekend have shown that nothing can be taken for granted.Spain, the 2010 winners, were stunned on Sunday as they lost on penalties to Russia in Moscow, with Igor Akinfeev the hero for the hosts, saving two spot-kicks.Russia won 4-3 in the shoot-out after the tie ended 1-1 at the Luzhniki Stadium, and will now play Croatia in the last eight.Mexico’s players take part to a training session in Samara on July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Brazil © AFP / Benjamin CREMELCroatia also won on penalties, defeating Denmark 3-2 in the shoot-out following another 1-1 draw, with Luka Modric having a spot-kick saved late in extra time.They look like serious contenders, while for Spain their elimination is a disaster — they had been considered among the favourites but had their preparations ruined when coach Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked on the eve of the tournament.They join 2014 winners Germany, Argentina and European champions Portugal in being knocked out of a competition for which neither Italy nor the Netherlands — two of the great World Cup names — even qualified.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two great individuals of the last decade, have gone home, their hopes of ever winning the World Cup probably over.But Neymar is still dreaming of leading Brazil to glory, and his side take on Mexico in the Volga river port city of Samara (1400 GMT). Coach Tite insists his talisman is now approaching his best form again, four months after undergoing surgery on a fractured foot.“Now, he’s returned to a very high level. He’s played a lot… I told him, and he knows, about the price he’s had to pay to get back to this level,” said Tite.– Can Mexico break curse? –Belgium’s Eden Hazard (front R) watches Vincent Kompany during a team training session in Rostov-on-Don on July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Japan © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEBrazil will be without left-back Marcelo due to a back problem, so Filipe Luis will take his place against a Mexico side not to be taken lightly.These teams drew 0-0 in the group stage of the last World Cup, and Mexico qualified for the last 16 here at the expense of Germany, beating the holders 1-0 in Moscow in their opening game.Now, ‘El Tri’ are bidding to end the ‘Curse of the Fifth Game’ — they have never made it to the quarter-finals of a World Cup on foreign soil and have suffered six consecutive eliminations in the first knockout round, not managing to reach that fifth game.However, coach Juan Carlos Osorio said he was not concerned about past history.“We don’t talk about that to our players. We spoke about the possibility of coming up against Brazil a few months ago, and here we are,” he said.The winner of that tie will go on to face the winner of Monday’s other game, which sees Belgium meet Japan in Rostov-on-Don (1800 GMT).Japan’s players take part in a training session in Rostov-on-Don on July 1, 2018, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTERoberto Martinez’s dangerous side have lived up to their billing so far, winning all three group games. A host of key players were rested for the 1-0 victory against England, including Hazard, Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne, but they will return here.However, Adnan Januzaj, who scored the winner in that match, has suffered a knee knock in training.This might be the best chance for Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ to win a major trophy after being eliminated in the last eight at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.“This is our time to shine, definitely. We have top players and we play as a group, especially after the win over England,” said Chelsea star Hazard.“It’s in our hands, we need to give everything and see what happens.”Japan reached this stage in controversial manner, by virtue of collecting fewer yellow cards in the group phase than Senegal. They have never won a knockout-round game at the competition.“Maybe Belgium feel the tournament is starting after their three wins, but I’d like to feel we are on a par with them. We have played to our best, but the players have something more to offer,” said coach Akira Nishino.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool run riot as Man City stay in touch with narrow win

first_imgCity finally broke the resistance of West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in the second half to stay just one point behind Liverpool, while third-placed Tottenham slipped to a damaging 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.Arsenal swatted aside a limp Bournemouth team 5-1 to remain in fourth place, one point clear of Manchester United, with Romelu Lukaku taking advantage of the absence of Marcus Rashford to score twice in a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.Liverpool came into their match after three draws in four league matches but Mane settled their nerves, heading home a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold before the pair teamed up again, with the Senegalese forward producing an audacious backheel strike.Divock Origi extended the lead midway through the second period and defender Virgil van Dijk netted twice late on to complete the rout.City dominated possession in a one-sided first half at the Etihad but were frustrated by Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side.© AFPManchester City striker Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring a penalty against West Ham© AFP Oli SCARFFSergio Aguero broke the deadlock for City from the penalty spot in the 59th minute, with the spot kick awarded after after Felipe Anderson brought down Bernardo Silva.Aguero sent Lukasz Fabianski the wrong way as he registered his 18th Premier League goal of the season.– Lukaku double –Unai Emery made six changes for Arsenal’s home game against Bournemouth, with one eye on Saturday’s Wembley clash against London rivals Spurs.Arsenal opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Mezut Ozil scored his fifth goal of the season, Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubling the lead shortly before the half-hour.Lys Mousset pulled a goal back but Laurent Koscielny restored Arsenal’s two-goal cushion early in the second half and there were further goals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury-hit United kept up the chase for a Champions League place, beating Crystal Palace thanks to two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a late third from Ashley Young, who restored United’s two-goal cushion after Joel Ward had given Palace hope.United, with Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic all missing from their squad and Rashford on the bench, maintained their unbeaten domestic record under their interim boss.Spurs will now be looking nervously over their shoulders after a second consecutive defeat left them just four points clear of Arsenal ahead of the weekend meeting between the two sides.Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped by Maurizio Sarri as the Blues goalkeeper paid the price for his refusal to be substituted during Sunday’s League Cup final.Sarri opted to replace Kepa with Argentine veteran Willy Caballero.Chelsea broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when Cesar Azpilicueta fed the ball to Pedro, who slotted past Hugo Lloris and they doubled their lead when Kieran Trippier accidentally passed the ball into the back of his own net.Southampton beat Fulham 2-0 with goals to edge out of the the relegation zone, with Claudio Ranieri’s men now 10 points off safety and looking doomed.On Tuesday there were wins for Everton, Huddersfield, Leicester and Newcastle.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool forward Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring against Watford © AFP Anthony DEVLIN LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 28 – Sadio Mane struck twice as Liverpool kept their noses in front of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after a packed Wednesday programme featuring all of the top seven sides.Jurgen Klopp’s men eased past in-form Watford 5-0 at Anfield to calm fears over their staying power as they chase down their first top-flight title since 1990.last_img read more

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Zidane already clear on Real Madrid transfer targets

first_imgSeveral players could depart, with Gareth Bale’s future particularly uncertain, while among those likely to arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu is Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.“I know exactly what I want,” Zidane said at a press conference.“Nothing is ever concrete with these things, it’s just what you aim to do, your desire to change certain things, that’s all.“We have talked about player profiles and that is clear in my head. We’ll see what we can do. What is certain is that there will be changes. You can never stand still.”Zidane was again asked about the likelihood of Welshman Bale staying and offered no guarantees. “We have not talked about that and we’re not going to talk about that,” Zidane said.“We are thinking about the game tomorrow and nothing else.”Zidane will have Vinicius Junior at his disposal, whose breakthrough has been one of the only positives for Madrid this season, but who is yet to play under the Frenchman as he has been out since March with a knee injury.Vinicius trained on Saturday with the first team and could be in contention to feature on Sunday, when Madrid host in-form Athletic Bilbao.“I’m glad to see him with us but he has to go slowly,” Zidane said. “He has been out for two months so we have to be very careful with him. He has shown his quality and he is an exciting player for the future.”Keylor Navas is likely to continue in goal against Bilbao, with Thibaut Courtois recovering from a thigh injury. Captain Sergio Ramos is struggling with a calf strain.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid play at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANMADRID, Spain, Apr 20 – Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday he knows exactly what kind of players he wants to sign this summer as he looks to revamp Real Madrid’s squad for next season.Madrid are expected to be busy after a miserable campaign that has left them lying 13 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, after already crashing out of the Champions League in the last 16.last_img read more

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AFTER 11 YEARS WITH A PONYTAIL, STEPHEN GETS IT CHOPPED FOR CHARITY

first_imgWords: Paul O SullivanPhotos: Paul SinclairPopular Donegal Town barman and photographer Stephen Dowling raised over €1,500 for the local Cleary Centre by cutting his 11 year old ponytail in the Coach House Bar, Donegal Town. The new look (and has to be said much younger looking Stephen) told Donegal Daily: “I could have just gone to the barber and that would have been that but thought, hey, why not try raising a few bob for charity!”And that’s exactly what he done as he sat nervously into the chair for the “chop” .Professional hairdresser Ash Corrigan from the Salon (and Australia but now living in Donegal Town) was on hand to make sure everything went to plan!Infusing a bit of craic to proceedings was a raffle to see who would actually do the snip–so to speak! and Marie Breslin won the top prize! “I was nervous as a kitten” Marie said. “First time I ever cut a ponytail.”After the deed was done, hairdresser Ash Corrigan added a professional finish. Julie Voss who was there to support Stephen and said: “It’s taken 10 years off him and fair play to him.”Last word goes to Stephen…..“I’ll remember the start of 2014, that’s for sure but it was a great night and for a great cause. And I never realised the warmth of a woolly hat !”AFTER 11 YEARS WITH A PONYTAIL, STEPHEN GETS IT CHOPPED FOR CHARITY was last modified: January 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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) Tags:charityCoach House BarDonegal TownStephen Dowlinglast_img read more

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Asteroid spacecraft won’t launch in ’06

first_imgAn unmanned NASA spacecraft intended to visit two of the solar system’s largest asteroids will not launch this year, as the space agency deals with cost overruns and technical issues. The planned summer launch of the Dawn spacecraft has been indefinitely postponed, said Andrew Dantzler, director of NASA’s solar system division. Mission managers were ordered to halt work on Dawn last fall while an independent review team led by the space agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center assessed the project. The team is expected to present its findings to NASA on Friday. Even if NASA gives Dawn the green light, it would take another year for engineers to finish routine testing of the spacecraft, said mission principal investigator Christopher Russell of the University of California, Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “It’s like running a relay race,” Russell said. “You’re on your last leg and the judges suddenly say, ‘Stop.’ You lose your momentum.” Dawn is part of a NASA program called Discovery that seeks to explore the solar system on a shoestring budget. The program includes the Stardust mission, which last week returned to Earth with samples of comet dust. The Dawn mission has suffered several setbacks, including the rupture of two of its xenon fuel tanks during testing, forcing engineers to reduce the amount of xenon to be loaded in the tanks. The project is capped at $371 million, according to Russell. But when project scientists asked for an extra $40 million last year, NASA ordered a stand down to figure out why the program was exceeding its budget. Dantzler acknowledged that Dawn is vital to advancing knowledge of the solar system’s beginnings. But he said overfunding Dawn at the expense of other projects would hurt future missions. “This is first-class science, and we’ll do everything we can to give it the go-ahead,” Dantzler said in a recent interview. The Dawn spacecraft was supposed to lift off from Florida in June and, powered by a xenon ion engine, make a nine-year journey to Ceres and Vesta, which reside in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids – chunky rocks that orbit the sun – are believed to be remnants from the solar system’s formation about 4.5 billion years ago. Studying asteroids could provide clues into how the sun and planets emerged. Previous missions to asteroids include a Japanese probe that landed on one last year to collect samples. But Dawn would be the first spacecraft to orbit two asteroids to study them in depth. The Dawn spacecraft was to reach Vesta, 220 million miles from Earth, in 2011. It was then supposed to have reached Ceres, about 258 million miles from Earth, in 2015. It was to spend several months orbiting each “baby planet,” taking pictures of the surface and studying the interior composition, density and magnetism. The two asteroids are believed to have formed in different parts of the solar system and undergone different evolutionary processes. Ceres, the solar system’s largest asteroid at about 600 miles long, appears to have a warm surface and evidence of a weak atmosphere. Vesta is about 320 miles long and appears to have been resurfaced by basaltic lava. Like Earth’s moon, Vesta has been bombarded by smaller space rocks over the eons, and these impacts have hurled out meteorites to Earth. The mission is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Warriors-Rockets cheatsheet: James Harden primed for another outburst

first_imgRockets Stock Report: After struggling to get above .500 during the onset of the season, the Rockets are riding the … Reigning MVP James Harden brings his historic scoring run to the Bay Area and will be looking for his second straight win over the Warriors this season Thursday evening.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup. When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 (NBCSBA, TNT)Rockets projected starters: James Harden, Austin Rivers, Clint Capela, Danuel House Jr., PJ Tucker.last_img

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