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first_imgEden Hazard is on for Chelsea at Pride Park, where Oscar almost put them ahead in an even first half and Ramires hit the Derby post just before the interval.Oscar sent a free-kick narrowly wide and went close with two other decent strikes during a spell of Blues pressure.Ramires also fired wide for the visitors after in-form Championship side Derby had made a determined start to the FA Cup third-round clash.Ashley Cole did well to clear a dangerous early cross from Jeff Hendrick before David Luiz blocked a driven shot from Rams midfielder John Eustace.Luiz is alongside Gary Cahill for Chelsea, as captain John Terry is on the bench.And Cahill was called into action following a 28th-minute error by Luiz, who lost possession and was grateful to see his centre-back partner block Jamie Ward’s shot.Seven minutes before the break Eustace had an effort saved by Mark Schwarzer after the ball was given away again, this time by Ramires, whose deflected shot clipped the woodwork moments before the half-time whistle.Chelsea made a lively start to the second half and boss Jose Mourinho made a statement of intent on 55 minutes, bringing Hazard on for stand-in skipper Michael Essien.The winners of the tie will be at home to Stoke City in the fourth round.Chelsea: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Essien (Hazard 55), Mikel; Ramires, Oscar, Willian; Eto’o. Subs: Cech, Kalas, Terry, Baker, Mata, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Seeking Explanations for Plant Fibonacci Spirals

first_imgThe spiral patterns on an artichoke are enough to make a physicist choke.  How do plants like cacti, sunflowers, strawberries and artichokes produce geometric patterns of left- and right- handed spirals?  Why do these spirals follow a mathematical rule called the Fibonacci sequence?  A new theory suggests that it is the optimal energy arrangement for a structure of elements built on a conical form.    An article in PhysOrg explains the theories of three physicist/mathematicians at the University of Beijing.  They were able to produce Fibonacci spirals on conical microstructures.  Their investigation suggests that “plant patterns might be modeled by mutually repulsive entities for both spherical and conical surfaces.”  Even so, they have not been able to come up with a mathematical proof, for good reason:“The patterns on a sphere are now referred to as the Thomson problem, which has been generalized as the Generalized Riesz Problem,” [Zexian] Cao said.  “There is no general method to find the least energy configuration for a given confining geometry, and the numerical solution costs enormous time of both the computers and the scientists.  Even worse, it is difficult to make oneself believe that the least energy solution he finds is really the global minimum.  And numerical solutions would never be accepted as proof.”Cao said the difficulty of explaining this phenomenon is an “embarrassment” in physics.  The latest explanation also fails to show a causal connection from the way DNA translates proteins into the way they become arranged at the leaf tip.See comments from 01/21/2003 and 11/20/2003.  Today’s article shows this is still an ongoing problem four years later.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, October 12, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cooler air is here and will dominate the upcoming forecast period. We will see temperatures average 4-12 degrees below normal through the upcoming 16-day period except for 3 days…next Friday and Saturday the 19th and 20th, and then Friday the 26th.  While the air is cooler, we expect a large part of the coming forecast period to be dry, which should facilitate a return to good harvest progress. Today we see sunshine dominate through at least the early to mid-afternoon hours, and then we start to see clouds build. A minor batch of moisture is set to move over the state from later tonight through tomorrow morning, and we are thinking a set of bookends from 10PM through 9AM. We expect coverage to be 70% of the state. The rest of the weekend is dry with sunshine dominating statewide on Saturday. We may see evidence of some patchy frost Saturday morning, mostly in northern and western parts of the state. Sunday brings more sun in the north, but clouds will be building in southern Ohio later in the afternoon and evening. We should see low relative humidity values and good drying. Rains start to develop after midnight Sunday night through sunrise Monday. The heaviest rains on Monday happen in the midday and afternoon hours. Also, the bulk of these rains affect southern areas more than north. South of I-70 we expect .25”-1” rains with 85% coverage. North of I-70 though, we see mostly clouds and rain totals of a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch.  The map shows a snapshot of action Monday midday. Another colder batch of air moves in behind the Monday system. A hard frost is likely over parts of the state Tuesday morning, but, Tuesday brings plenty of sunshine and kicks off a dry period that runs all the way through the following Thursday. The bulk of this 10-day window from this Tuesday to next Thursday will be dry, allowing for good evaporation rates (even in the cool air) and a wide-open harvest window. A well-organized front moves in for late in the extended forecast period. We look for .25”-.75” over 80% of the state for the 26th into the 27th.last_img read more

Robinson on late foul: Refs make mistakes too

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum’s historic 18-0 sweep of the NCAA Season 93 eliminations almost didn’t become a reality after referee Edmar Avis’ call late in the first overtime.After CJ Perez gave the Pirates a 97-96 lead with a gutsy drive with 3.4 seconds to spare, Robert Bolick desperately tried to fish for foul in the last 1.5 ticks, something that the official numbered 16 willingly gave as he whistled Jaycee Marcelino for a foul.ADVERTISEMENT “Mistakes will always be there. But what I can say is the referees really tried their best. If I will rate it, you already saw it and you can base it on what you saw, I’m happy with the way they called it,” Cristobal said.“I will not entertain that anymore. As far as the referees are concerned, we’ll always go on different ways. They will judge it according to what they saw and they will always call for what is good and right for the game.”Lyceum coach Topex Robinson also didn’t let the errant call affect his team’s psyche late in the game.“I trust coach Bai a lot. They’re also people who make mistakes. I told my players to just keep on playing. They don’t want to be in that situation also, and we honor them also. We know that they’re gonna make mistakes and it’s not a fault of their own. I told them that instead of making the referees as an excuse, we have to find a way. We have to find a way and we have to really, really grind it with them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NCAA Finals trip dream come true for Marcelino twins Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president That led to a lot of fans scratching their heads after Lyceum seemed to have lost the shot at history.Fortunately for Pirates, Bolick botched his first attempt and could only muster for a split to tie the game at 97 and send the game to a second overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Pirates would then take the 107-105 win over the Red Lions in double overtime to complete the unprecedented streak.NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal was quick to leap on the defense of the referees, charging the bad and missed calls made to experience. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9305:18After the Typhoon Part 200:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Chris Gayle seems to be getting better with age, says Jason Holder

first_imgWest Indies skipper Jason Holder was all praise for Chris Gayle, whose titanic century was not enough to take the team home against England in the fourth one day international in Grenada on Wednesday.Chris Gayle continued with his sensational form as he smashed his second hundred in three innings. Gayle blasted 162 off just 97 balls aat the National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada. But his blazing knock was not enough as West Indies were bowled out for 389 in 48 overs, falling short of the target by 29 runs.Gayle, who will retire from ODIs after the World Cup in England and Wales, hit 14 sixes to take his tally of sixes to 305 in ODIs and 506 in international cricket.West Indies captain Jason Holder said his team’s batting attitude had been “not to die wondering”.”We knew what run rate we had to keep up with and it was just a matter for us to just keep going and be fearless,” he said, paying tribute to 39-year-old Gayle.Gayle also completed 10,000 runs in ODIs and became only the second West Indian after Brian Lara (10,405 runs) to achieve the milestone.Gayle (10,074 runs) became the 14th cricketer to achieve the feat after Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Kumar Sangakkara (14,234), Ricky Ponting (13,704), Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430), Mahela Jayawardene (12,650), Inzamam-ul-Haq (11,739), Jacques Kallis (11,579), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889), Virat Kohli (10,533), MS Dhoni (10,415), Lara (10,405) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (10,290).”To get 10,000 runs in any format of cricket is a great achievement. It’s unfortunate he has announced his retirement [because] he seems to be getting better with age,” Holder added.advertisementEngland’s middle-order batsman Jos Buttler hit a career-best 150 while skipper Eoin Morgan smashed 103 to power their team to 418 for 6. Buttler sensational knock was laced with 12 sixes, making him the first batsman from England to hit 12 sixes in an ODI innings.Buttler, was named man-of-the-match, was completely in awe of Gayle.”It just goes to show, no matter who’s favourites, on any given day there will be unbelievable games of cricket, and if Chris Gayle is in the opposition, you can lose those games,” Buttler told Sky Sports.”I’ve probably never seen anyone hit sixes as easy as he can. He’s a legend of the game.”The fifth and final match of the series will be played on Saturday in St Lucia, before the two teams face-off in a three-match Twenty20 International series.Also Watch:last_img read more

9 months agoLazio coach Simone Inzaghi: We’re serious about Coppa Italia

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi: We’re serious about Coppa Italiaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi says he’ll select a strong line-up for their Coppa Italia tie with Novara.Lazio meet Novara today in the round of 16.”Tomorrow’s match is going to be important and there is a place in the quarter-final up for grabs,” said Inzaghi.“We have always achieved good results in the Coppa Italia and want to continue that trend in the current campaign. The lads are in good shape and returned from vacation with a lot of motivation. We’ll put in a great performance, because our objective is to keep pushing hard in this tournament.“Over the last two years, we played in the Final and the semi-final. We know Novara are going to take this seriously and I want my team to take it seriously too, as we want to do well at all costs.” last_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd duo De Gea and Pobga ruled OUT of Liverpool clash

first_imgMan Utd duo De Gea and Pobga ruled OUT of Liverpool clashby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United will be without David De Gea and Paul Pogba for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.De Gea was substituted during Spain’s draw with Sweden on Tuesday due to an abductor problem, while Pogba has missed United’s last five games with an ankle injury.”David needs a scan,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports of his Spanish goalkeeper. “I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things.On Pogba, Solskjaer added: “Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard. He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier.”He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks’ rest in a boot so hopefully he won’t be too long, but he won’t make this game, no.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Shaun King Provides Backstory For Winston Crab Legs Photo, Blasts People Criticizing The QB

first_imgShaun King clarifies James Winston and the crab legs story.Shaun King Crab LegsThursday night, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, posted an Instagram photo of himself celebrating his No. 1 selection in the NFL Draft with a plate full of crab legs. Normally, such a photo wouldn’t be newsworthy – but given the fact that Winston was caught shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix last April, it didn’t go unnoticed. Winston, who was criticized heavily for the post, eventually took it down, reportedly at the request of his new employer.Former NFL quarterback Shaun King, who is dialed into the football scene in northern Florida, has provided a bit of backstory on the photo Friday morning. He says that the crab legs were a gift from Captain Keith Colburn of The Deadliest Catch after Winston helped auction off a king crab at Mike Alstott’s charity auction earlier this year. He’s blasting people who have been critical of Winston.If people only knew how STUPID they sound killing this kid over that picture smdh— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015I was seated at the table right next to jameis at the mike alstott charity auction, when captain keith asked jameis to help him auction off— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015This huge king crab he had flown in for the event. Captain keith is from the deadliest catch show. I wasnt sure how jameis was gonna— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015Handle the request, but it didnt faze the young man at all he simply said ok sure, we r here to help the alstott foundation right.— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015That same captain keith in a gesture of thanks sent jameis and his family 25lbs of king crabs legs for his draft event last night.— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015Thats the backstory behind last nights picture for those of you who need to seriously have some self evaluation done— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015While the backstory may be a bit more heartwarming than many would have guessed, Winston likely still knew the reaction he’d get for the post. Whether it was worth it – well, that’s a question that the new Buccaneers quarterback can answer.last_img read more