Video: US national labs share wave modeling know-how

first_imgThe WEC-Sim development team has released the recordings of the recently held wave energy modeling webinar, and announced another one for the next week.The WEC-Sim team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held the first in a series of WEC-Sim webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model wave energy converters (WECs) on April 18, 2017.The webinar explained the ways to use the Bemio pre-processor to develop hydro-coefficients for WEC-Sim, and the Multiple Case Run (MCR) feature to create power matrices for evaluating WEC power performance.The second webinar in the series has been set up for May 24, 2017. It will demonstrate how to use non-linear hydro, body-to-body interactions, non-hydro bodies, and model drag in WEC-Sim.WEC-Sim, developed by NREL and Sandia Labs and funded by US Department of Energy, is an open-source wave energy converter simulator that aims to aid device manufacturers, project developers, and other interested parties to analyze and optimize proof-of-concept and prototype WEC devices.Two more WEC-Sim webinars are being planned for this summer. The first one, scheduled to be held on June 7, 2017, will focus on power take-off (PTO) and control modeling aspects of WEC-Sim.The last webinar of the series will explore mooring and visualization modeling, and is planned to be held on July 18, 2017.Take a look at the recordings from the WEC-Sim Bemio pre-processor modeling webinar.last_img read more

ICC World Cup England vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 27th ODI Match: Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs

first_imgNew Delhi: England team were six down for 176 runs after 40 overs, chasing 233 runs. With Ben Stokes still at the crease, it looked, England will finish with an over or two over spare. However, in the 41st over, Dimuth Karunaratne introduced Dhananjaya de Silva into the attack, who produced two important wickets to put one-time champion Sri Lanka on the driver’s seat. In the end, Karunaratne’s men soared above the expectations and took the hosts down by 20 runs at the Headingley in Leeds.22:58 hrs IST: That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this tou. Do join us for tomorrow’s game as India take on Afghanistan at Rose Bowl in Southampton. Till then, goodbye. Keep cheering and enjoy the World Cup. 22:42 hrs IST: RESULT: Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs (Angelo Mathews 85*, Lasith Malinga 4/43)22:38 hrs IST: Pressure looms on Sri Lanka. Some hard hitting from Ben Stokes. The equation has come down to 22 off 21 balls. 22:32 hrs IST: Back to back sixes for Ben Stokes and England. He is showing his class. 15 runs from 46th over. England need 30 off 24 balls22:30 hrs IST: DROPPED! Stokes dropped on 57, How much will this affect the game? After 45 overs, it’s 188/9.22:25 hrs IST: Three runs and a wicket. It’s 186/9 in 44 overs. 22:22 hrs IST: WICKET! NINE DOWN. Udana bowled a slower one and Jofra Archer failed to time it – straight into the hands on long on fielder. 22:17 hrs IST: For England, the key is to take the game till the end and not lose another wicket. All eyes on Ben Stokes at the moment. After 43 overs, it’s 185/8. 22:12 hrs IST: Just five runs from it. After 42 overs, it’s 183/8. 22:07 hrs IST: Two wickets in one over. After 41 overs, it’s 178/8. 22:04 hrs IST: WICKET! That’s what pressure do to you. Two wickets in the same over. Adil Rashid departs for 1. 22:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Another wicket down. Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Seventh wicket down and England is in serious trouble. 21:59 hrs IST: FIFTY! One of the most important knocks from Ben Stokes. This was needed from England’s point of view. After 40 overs, it’s 176/6. 21:52 hrs IST: With the end of 39th over, ENG are 171/6 21:50 hrs IST: OUT! England lose its seventh wicket in Moeen Ali, ENG still need 63 runs from 69 balls21:42 hrs IST: After 37 overs, ENG are 159/5 with Moeen Ali (6) and Ben Stokes (47) out in the middle21:35 hrs IST: With the end of 35th over, England are 151/5 with Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali at crease21:28 hrs IST: Four runs and a wicket of Jos Buttler in the over, ENG are 144/5 after 33 overs21:23 hrs IST: OUT! Lasith Malinga picks his fourth wicket in Jos Buttler, ENG are 144/5 after 32.2 overs21:18 hrs IST: Good over for England, 9 runs off the over, ENG 140/4 after 32 overs21:15 hrs IST: With 5 runs and a wicket, England are 131/4 after 31 overs21:10 hrs IST: OUT! Joe Root departs at 57, England lose its fourth wicket21:05 hrs IST: After 30 overs, England are 126/321:00 hrs IST: England team is getting back on track, with Ben Stokes managing hit a boundary or two in every over. After 28 overs, it’s 117/3. 20:51 hrs IST: FIFTY! What a player! He gets to his 33rd ODI fifty. His form in the tournament continues. After 26 overs, it’s 96/3. 20:47 hrs IST: The first 25 overs are done and England find themselves at 91 runs for the loss of three wickets. 20:43 hrs IST: Three singles off the over. After 24 overs, it’s 88/3. 20:41 hrs IST: It’s 85 for three wickets after 23 overs. 20:33 hrs IST: Ben Stokes is yet to open his account as England see themselves at 77 runs for the loss of two wickets in 21 overs. 20:31 hrs IST: Two Golden Ducks in WC for England:                        Gladstone Small                        Chris Lewis                        Alec Stewart                        Jonny Bairstow20:29 hrs IST: The first 20 overs are done and Sri Lanka is slightly ahead, being able to pick Morgan’s wicket. After 20 overs, it’s 76/3. 20:22 hrs IST: WICKET! Udana bowled a good length delivery and Eoin Morgan smashed it straight into the hands of the bowler. THIRD down. After 19 overs, it’s 73/3. 20:20 hrs IST: Two runs from the over. After 18 overs, it’s 70/2. 20:13 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries in 17th over and England are 68/2. 20:05 hrs IST: Root and Morgan are rebuilding England’s innings after two quick wickets. After 15 overs, it’s 53/2.20:02 hrs IST: 50-up for England in 14 overs. 19:58 hrs IST: Five runs from it and England are 47/2 in 13 overs.19:54 hrs IST: Five dots and one runs in 12th over. After 12 overs, it’s 42/2. 19:51 hrs IST: First change from Karunaratne, brought de Silva into the attack. Three came from the over. After 11 overs, it’s 41/2.19:48 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to Sri Lanka here. They have been able to bowl in the right areas which has eventually helped them to send both the openers back to the pavilion. After 10 overs, it’s 38/2. 19:42 hrs IST: A rare lose over from Lasith Malinga. Two boundaries and a single. After 9 overs, it’s 35/2. 19:38 hrs IST: Another maiden over. This time from Nuwan Pradeep. After 8 overs, it’s 26/2. 19:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! They had already scored 10 runs in the over and Vince, on the fourth delivery tried to play away from his body and gets a slight nip. Mathews didn’t do any mistake. Openers back to the pavilion. After 7 overs, it’s 26/2. 19:29 hrs IST: First six overs are done and dusted. Joe Root and James Vince have taken their time, and Sri Lankan bowlers have been able to dominate. After 6 overs, it’s 16/1. 19:23 hrs IST: Both Joe Root and James Vince are seeing the ball closely after losing Bairstow early. After 5 overs, it’s 15/1.19:19 hrs IST: A boundary through the cover region followed by couple of runs. Six came of it. After 4 overs, it’s 10/1. 19:15 hrs IST: Six dot balls from Malinga and scores remains the same. After 3 overs, it’s 4/1. 19:11 hrs IST: Nuwan Pradeep bowled in right lines which eventually paid the price. Just one came from the over. After 2 overs, it’s 4/1. 19:06 hrs IST: Good first over from Malinga and Sri Lanka. Defending a stiff total, they have sent dangerous Bairstow back for duck. After 1 over, it’s 3/1. 19:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Second golden duck for Jonny Bairstow in the tournament. Malinga bowled a good length delivery and Bairstow tried to play it on the on side but missed it completely. England lose their first. It’s 1/1.19:00 hrs IST: So James Vince and Jonny Bairstow are out in the middle, and so are Sri Lankan players. It’s time for chase. 18:31 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have ended on 232/9 with Angelow Mathews unbeaten on 85*. One feels, this total is slightly under-par against an England batting that is powerful.18:27 hrs IST: Malinga retains strike for the final over. Can Sri Lanka go past 240?18:24 hrs IST: WICKET! Full and straight! Mark Wood cleans up Lasith Malinga and Sri Lanka are 220/9 in the 49th over.18:21 hrs IST: Mathews slams two boundaries and Sri Lanka are 220/8 in 48 overs. 18:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Isuru Udana slams a four and then top-edges the slog to mid on where Joe Root takes the catch. Sri Lanka are 209/8 in the 47th over.18:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Thisara Perera tries the upper-cut against Jofra Archer but he top-edges it and Adil Rashid takes a superb catch. Sri Lanka are 200/7 in the 46th over.18:03 hrs IST: Mark Wood is bowling in the high 90s and Sri Lanka are 197/6 after 45 overs.17:52 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are still struggling to get going. After 43 overs, Sri Lanka are 188/5.17:45 hrs IST: FIFTY! 38th for Angelo Mathews and Sri Lanka are 180/5 after 41 overs. 17:41 hrs IST: Adil Rashid ends his spell. 10-0-45-2. Brilliant bowling from Rashid and Sri Lanka are 171/5 after 40 overs.17:37 hrs IST: Joe Root is into the attack and he gets away lightly as well. After 39 overs, Sri Lanka are 168/5.17:34 hrs IST: England were wheeling away effortlessly. Sri Lanka need a big surge in the death overs. After 38 overs, Sri Lanka are 164/5.17:31 hrs IST: Adil Rashid bowls a tight over and Moeen Ali finishes a top spell of 10-0-40-0. Sri Lanka are 160/5 after 37 overs and they will be hoping to score big in the last 10 overs.17:23 hrs IST: Mathews holds the key now for Sri Lanka and after 35 overs, Sri Lanka are 154/5.17:20 hrs IST: de Silva breaks the shackles with a slog sweep to deep midwicket for a boundary. After 34 overs, Sri Lanka are 152/5.17:17 hrs IST: Dhananjaya de Silva and Thisara Perera are the only remaining Sri Lanka batsmen. After 33 overs, Sri Lanka are 146/5.17:14 hrs IST: Rashid concedes just three runs and Sri Lanka are 141/5 after 32 overs.17:12 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Dhananjaya de Silva top-edges the sweep but it lands safely. After 31 overs, Sri Lanka are 138/5.17:08 hrs IST: WICKETS! Brilliant catch from Eoin Morgan as Kusal Mendis holes out for 46 and next ball, Jeevan Mendis pops a simple catch back to the bowler. Sri Lanka are 135/5 after 30 overs.17:02 hrs IST: Tight bowling from Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid and Sri Lanka are 128/3 after 29 overs.16:56 hrs IST: No boundary has been hit for the last three overs and Sri Lanka are 119/3 after 27 overs.16:53 hrs IST: A tight over from Adil Rashid and Sri Lanka are 115/3 after 26 overs.16:51 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews are stringing a solid partnership and Sri Lanka are 114/3 after 25 overs.16:49 hrs IST: Mathews lofts Adil Rashid over mid on and England continue to work hard for this wicket. Sri Lanka are 106/3 after 24 overs.16:44 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis is slowly regaining his touch and Angelo Mathews is also looking solid. Sri Lanka are 99/3 after 23 overs.16:42 hrs IST: Adil Rashid bowls a good first over and Sri Lanka are 93/3 after 22 overs.16:40 hrs IST: Moeen Ali bowls yet another tight over and Adil Rashid is into the attack now. Sri Lanka are 88/3 after 21 overs.16:35 hrs IST: Mendis gets going with a boundary straight down the ground off Mendis and Sri Lanka are 84/3 after 20 overs.16:31 hrs IST: Moeen Ali, playing his 100th ODI, is into the attack and concedes just four runs. Sri Lanka are 79/4 after 19 overs.16:28 hrs IST: Ben Stokes attempts a run-out of Kusal Mendis and he misses. Sri Lanka are 75/3 after 18 overs.16:24 hrs IST: Mark Wood is struggling a bit on his followthrough as he tumbles twice. After 17 overs, Sri Lanka are 74/3.16:15 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis finally shows his intent as he thumps Stokes through cover for a boundary. After 16 overs, Sri Lanka are 72/3.16:11 hrs IST: Mark Wood and Ben Stokes bowls a couple of tight overs and Sri Lanka are 66/3 after 15 overs.16:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Avishka and he has thrown away a chance of reaching a fifty. Short ball from Wood and Avishka attempts the ramp shot, he holes out to Adil Rashid and Sri Lanka are 62/3 after 12.5 overs.15:56 hrs IST: Ben Stokes is into the attack and he concedes just three runs. Sri Lanka are 59/2 after 12 overs.15:51 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are scoring at a run-rate of close to five and Avishka has scored over 80 percent of the runs. Mark Wood bowls his first over and Avishka gets a thick edge that flies over the slips. Sri Lanka are 56/2 after 11 overs.15:47 hrs IST: Brilliant batting from Abishka Fernando. He smashes a boundary to deep midwicket and then launches Archer into the stands at long leg. The ball is lost and thus new balls, please. After 10 overs, Sri Lanka are 48/2.15:42 hrs IST: Another boundary for Avishka Fernando, this time to the deep square leg fence. Sri Lanka are 37/2 after nine overs.15:38 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Second maiden over from Jofra Archer. Kusal Mendis is looking tentative while Avishka Fernando is in great touch. After eight overs, Sri Lanka are 31/2.15:33 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando unfurls the straight drive and finds a four to long on and he is looking in great touch. After seven overs, Sri Lanka are 31/215:30 hrs IST: Superb batting from Avishka Fernando. He crunches a full ball past cover for a boundary and then clobbers a six over long leg. He follows it up with yet another boundary to ruin Archer’s figures. After six overs, Sri Lanka are 24/2.15:26 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando gets going with a couple of braces as Sri Lanka reach 10/2 after five overs 15:20 hrs IST: Jofra Archer is getting movement both ways as Sri Lanka are finding it tough to negotiate. Sri Lanka are 4/2 after four overs.15:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Chris Woakes gets into the act now. Short ball and on the stumps, Kusal Perera top-edges the pull and the catch is taken by Moeen Ali at third man. Sri Lanka are 3/2 in the third over.15:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Jofra Archer and Karunaratne falls cheaply. Full ball angled across and it nips away, Karunaratne pokes at it and the edge is taken by Jos Buttler. After the second over, Sri Lanka are 3/1.15:06 hrs IST: Chris Woakes opens the bowling for England and Sri Lanka start slowly. After the first over, Sri Lanka are 2/0.14:57 hrs IST: Today, Sri Lanka will sport a different jersey. A yellowish tinge will appear on the blue jersey. England are the hosts and thus their jersey will be unchanged.14:45 hrs IST: Moeen Ali is playing his 100th ODI and he has apparently gotten a special message from former Liverpool football great Steven Gerrard.14:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of the sides. Jeevan Mendis is in and so is Avishka FernandoEngland (Playing XI): James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark WoodSri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep14:35 hrs IST: Sri Lanka has chosen to bat against England in Leeds. They have made two changes while England are unchanged.14:16 hrs IST: Sri Lanka has secured a win only against Afghanistan while they have suffered against the likes of New Zealand, Australia while their games against Pakistan and Bangladesh were washed out due to rain.14:05 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between England and Sri Lanka at Leeds. Eoin Morgan’s side will be aiming to sustain their dominance and get the better of Sri Lanka. Dimuth Karunaratne’s side has won their last three encounters but winning for the fourth time will be a tough ask against an England side on top of their game. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

‘Pybus was excellent’ – former batting coach Toby Radford

first_imgFORMER West Indies batting coach Toby Radford has spoken glowingly of sacked interim coach Richard Pybus, insisting that he was a fan of the Englishman’s methods.Pybus, a former Director of Cricket, served in the post from January to April of last year before being replaced by Floyd Reifer, a few weeks ahead of the 2019 World Cup.  Although his tenure was brief, Pybus is credited with orchestrating an outstanding performance from the West Indies cricket team that hosted England last year.The Test team went on to reclaim the Wisden Trophy with a 2-1 series win over England and also matched up to the highly ranked tourists in the One Day International format where they secured a 2-2 draw.For some critics, the performances had nothing to do with Pybus; but it was merely a case of the team beginning to discover their full potential. Radford, who served as a member of Pybus’ staff, however, disagrees.“I thought he was exceptional.  Where Richard Pybus was very good was setting the agenda of where he believed the team could go, and getting the players to buy into ‘this is where we were headed,” Cameron told the Mason and Guest radio programme.“I remember the way he drew up on a flip chart, ‘what does a world’s number one look like?’ ‘If you took the world’s best team what is it that they do in Test match cricket?’ He got the players to write down what they needed to deliver.“We have to bat for 120 overs. We have to get 350 plus.”  He had all these things and the players were coming up with it, so it gave the players ownership. The players bought into this vision of what we were trying to deliver.  So there were clear targets,” he added.“Another thing he brilliantly did he put the list of 11 players up, he put the England 11 up and he started to do match-ups. He would say ‘Shannon, you have to take more wickets than Anderson’ and it was great there was competition for players with the opposition number.“He had all these kinds of things.  I think he was excellent as a manager and motivator.” (Sportsmax)last_img read more

QB battle still tight

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoHeading into the University of Wisconsin spring football game, the biggest storyline was the continuing battle for the starting quarterback job between Tyler Donovan and Allan Evridge. With neither player really separating himself from the other during the first 14 practices of the spring session, Donovan and Evridge squared off one final time Saturday.Donovan led the Cardinal team onto the field for the first possession of the game and quickly got things going with a 40-yard completion to wide receiver Paul Hubbard on the first play of the game. After connecting with wideout Luke Swan for a 17-yard touchdown pass to conclude the drive, Donovan turned over the reins of the first-team offense to Evridge.Playing in front of a Camp Randall crowd for the first time — an attendance of 18,020 was announced, nearly twice as many as last spring’s game — Evridge quickly responded with a long pass on his initial play and a drive that concluded with a touchdown toss. Afterward, Evridge insisted he was not trying to match the play of his competition. “Not really, to be honest with you,” Evridge said. “It was fun to see Tyler [Donovan] get out there and score quick. … Then my goal was to go in there and score, too. It was more fun to watch them go out there and put it in right away, then get out there and try to do the same thing. We’re just trying to put points on the board and win games.”Head coach Bret Bielema was rightly pleased with how his competing signal-callers started.”You like quarterbacks that start fast, and both of them started fast,” Bielema said. While the quick starts pleased the coach, both quarterbacks suffered setbacks through turnovers.Inside the 10-yard line on a fourth down, Evridge badly overthrew an open Mickey Turner in the back of the end zone to turn the ball over on downs. While marching in the White team’s territory, Donovan tried to force a ball into coverage and was intercepted by reserve defensive back Chris Eernisse.”There were some things during the course of the game that we’ll take back and review, make sure that those types of things don’t happen,” Bielema said. “I like the mentality they have carried through the spring, both of them.”That mentality Bielema lauded is one of focusing on individual improvement instead of getting caught up in all the hoopla surrounding the ongoing position battle.”In my mindset, I’m trying to stay away from thinking about that stuff and just play within myself and keep helping this offense grow,” Donovan said. Double-stuffedAs would be expected, the starters realized their superiority over the backups in convincing fashion. Despite a final score of 35-6, the Cardinal defense managed to allow only a field goal from the White kicker Matt Fischer. Due to special scoring Bielema and his staff implemented for the game, all points scored by the backup White squad counted double. As opposed to last season, when the Cardinal narrowly defeated the White 19-14 under the same scoring rules, the Cardinal defense looked absolutely stiffening and never gave the White team a chance to get in the game. With the tremendous success the 2006 defense had during regular season play, the question begs to be answered: How good can next year’s defense be?”We can be as good as we want to be,” defensive end Kurt Ware said. “We need to play our best and know what’s going on, know the personnel, know what technique. … If we can do that, together, we’ll be great.”last_img read more

Keck professors receive grant to further retinal research

first_img“We have this grant for three years, so we hope to be in a pretty good position,” Humayun said. “In three years, we hope to be pretty far along in all these aspects as to whether we would be ready to do human studies.” “The beauty of the project lies in how three groups from very different backgrounds basically come together to solve a problem,” Salhia said. “It’s been one the funnest and most exciting and most innovative projects that I’ve recently engaged in because it’s just so highly interdisciplinary and people from very different backgrounds are coming together to solve a problem.”  Humayun also reached out to colleague Salhia in 2018 to ask her to collaborate on the project based on her translational genomics lab’s research with rat retinas that have degenerative diseases. Through this work, the team was able to show that electrical stimulation to the retina caused changes to genes associated with neuroprotection that maintains the structural integrity of neurons, which aids in preventing cell death.  The device also induces indirect electrical pulses that activate the remaining neurons in the retina. After working with Lazzi and finishing final tests, Humayun trained numerous surgeons on how to properly install the Argus II implant behind the eye. Approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 2013, the system became the first approved artificial retina system and has been commercially released through Second Sight, a medical prosthetics company for neurostimulation devices.  The purpose of retinal research and lens device creation is to develop preventative measures for patients who are at risk of becoming blind from these diseases, whereas the Argus II treats patients after they’ve already gone blind. The team of experts plans to continue this in their research funded by the grant.  The engineering work for the project has proved challenging because contacts were composed of electronic systems that pose a safety risk and may be damaged when submerged in the salty vitreous humor of the eye, Lazzi said. The issues have since been resolved by having electric currents and wireless transmissions strictly regulated in a casing. “The first step is to really demonstrate whether true utilization of this device through electrical stimulation will in fact result in meaningful slowing of neuron loss,” Lazzi said.  For more than 20 years, Lazzi has been part of the development team for Argus II’s hardware, ensuring its electronic functionality while implanted behind the eye. Lazzi said Argus II activates similarly to a scoreboard where hundreds of LED lights behind the eye turn on and off to display a partial image the blind patient sees by targeting certain points in the retina. center_img Three Keck School of Medicine professors created Argus II retinal prosthesis systems, an implant that helps patients who have become blind by retinitis pigmentosa. With the grant, the team looks to create a new device to prevent vision loss. (Daily Trojan file photo) Inspired by his life research in retinal prosthesis, co-director of the Roski Eye Institute Mark Humayun is in the early stages of developing retinal contacts that could prevent or slow down vision loss. Humayun, along with a team of experts that includes Keck School of Medicine Provost Gianluca Lazzi and assistant professor of translational genomics Bodour Salhia, won an award of nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation to further research on the contacts. “[The grant] led us to consider this approach … to try a controlled electrical stimulation to see if we could slow down or even prevent vision loss from certain types of retinal degeneration and retinal diseases,” Humayun said. As a Keck professor of ophthalmology and director of the USC Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics, Humayun’s idea for retinal contacts came from his prior work in vision restoration. Humayun invented Argus II retinal prosthesis systems, an implant behind the eye that helps restore vision to blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disorder where the retinal cells at the back of the eye start to break down and become damaged. Although the team of three has just begun its research for a new vision device with the funds provided from the grant, its members have already seen encouraging results in Salhia’s research on rat retinas and are looking forward to continuing their work to help patients in the coming years. From his previous work in the bioelectromagnetic field, Humayun was able to develop the idea to use electrical stimulation to restore vision to people who are blind while Lazzi designed electrodes that would be placed on the retina to ensure the electronics used work properly in the eye.last_img read more

Tennis star threatens legal action over doping claim

first_imgThe 14-time Grand Slam winner strongly denies Roselyne Bachelot’s claim about time off in 2012.Nadal says he’ll take action against anyone else who says something similar.last_img

Toure and Sterling blast Juventus over Kean abuse

first_img– ‘Long way to go’ –Jason Roberts, the former Premier League striker who is CONCACAF director of development, said he was shocked at the response of some of Kean’s team-mates.“I think it’s deeply troubling when you see a young player having to endure what was thrown at him,” said Roberts.“What was stark was the reaction of some opposition players and his team-mates, as if he had done something wrong. Who else in the workplace would have to endure that?”Roberts, who was an international for Grenada, said players should not feel they had to take the lead because administrators were not doing enough.“I don’t think we are doing enough and the players are having to take the lead,” he said.“For that to be the case in 2019 shows we have a long way to go.”The negative comments by Allegri and Bonucci to Kean’s actions contrasts to the praise showered on Sterling.The Manchester City star, along with team-mates Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi, was subjected to racist chants from Montenegro fans during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Podgorica last week.However, when he scored the final goal in a 5-1 victory, he cupped his hands to his ears, a reaction that gained him praise too from Toure.“I was surprised Raheem Sterling stayed so calm,” said Toure, a former team mate at Manchester City.“He is like my little brother. When you have seen what he has done surely he has to be Footballer of the Year.”Share on: WhatsApp Juventus youngster Moise Kean.London, United Kingdom | AFP | Yaya Toure responded with fury and Raheem Sterling with mockery after manager Massimiliano Allegri and teammates said Juventus youngster Moise Kean shared the blame for racist abuse by Cagliari fans.Toure, who was speaking at UEFA’s Equal Game conference at Wembley, said he hoped the Italian football authorities would respond in a determined fashion to the chants and to Allegri’s lukewarm defence of his player.Kean, 19, along with team-mates Blaise Matuidi and Alex Sandro, was subjected to monkey noises during the match on Tuesday.Kean, an Italian international, reacted by celebrating with his hands outstretched in front of the Cagliari fans after scoring his side’s second in the 2-0 victory.Allegri and fellow goalscorer Leonardo Bonucci both said Kean had not helped himself.“He is a young man and he has to learn, but certain things from the crowd also shouldn’t be heard,” said Allegri.Bonucci said the blame was “50-50”.England international Sterling, who also reacted by celebrating in front of abusive home fans after scoring for England away to Montenegro on March 25, took to Instagram to ridicule Bonucci.“The blame is 50-50 @bonuccileo19,” Sterling posted on his story alongside a number of laughing and applause emojis.“All you can do now is laugh.”Kean defended his actions as “the best way to respond to racism”.Toure, the former Ivory Coast captain, said Allegri should have offered his full support to Kean.“I was shocked when I saw that happen and then the manager saying Kean shouldn’t have done that,” said Toure.“I want to see what the Italian FA is going to do about it. I want to see a response.”last_img read more

Girls’ team named for U16 international

first_img22 Aug 2018 Girls’ team named for U16 international Four in-form teenagers will represent England in the annual U16 girls’ international against Switzerland at Pannal Golf Club, Yorkshire, on Tuesday, 28 August.The Northumberland pair of Rosie Belsham and Jess Baker make up the team with Surrey’s Rafiah Banday and France-based Ellie Gower.The match is the curtain-raiser to the North of England U16 championship, which will be played at Pannal from Wednesday to Friday, 29-31 August. Last year England beat Switzerland 5-1.Rosie Belsham, 16, (Whitley Bay) has had a string of top tens, including second place in the Scottish girls’ championship. She has represented England in The R&A’s Junior Open and in the European Young Masters.Jess Baker, 16, (Gosforth Park Ladies), Rafiah Banday, 14, (Royal Mid Surrey) and Ellie Gower, 16, (Chateaux des Vigier) were in a three-way tie for second place in the English U16 girls’ open. At the start of the season, Banday won the Midlands U16 girls’ title, and like Baker and Gower, has achieved consistently high finishes.Caption: Northumberland’s Rosie Belsham, image copyright Leaderboard Photography. Tags: Pannal Golf Club, U16last_img read more

UPDATE: Caledonia overpowers Bombers at High School Girl’s Hoop Provincials

first_imgCaledonia of Terrace out scored LVR 35-15 in the second half en route to a 53-32 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers Saturday at the BC High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships at the Events Centre in Langley.A. Wit scored 22 points to lead Caledonia to the victory.The finished the tournament in 16th spot, losing all four games in the event.LVR trailed 18-17 at halftime.Naomi Perkins led the Bombers scoring attack with nine points while Christina Champlin and Sian Nielsen each added five.The Bombers lost Friday 66-40 to Southridge of Surrey.Southridge led 15-12 after one quarter before scoring 40 points in the second and third periods to lead 55-29. Perkins led LVR with 12 points while Shannon Oothuyzen had seven and Ali Zondervan five.Rick Hansen rocks Bombers at AA Girl’s Hoops ChampionshipsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers lost for the second day in a row as Rick Hansen of Abbotsford defeated the Kootenay reps 94-36 at the BC High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships at the Events Centre in Langley.Rick Hansen, leading 44-27 at halftime, rang up 50 points in the second half to win going away.Naomi Perkins led the Bombers in scoring with 13 points.Ansleigh Dergousoff and Christina Champlin each added four points.LVR, ranked 15th entering the tournament, dropped the opener 100-41 to second-ranked Immaculata of Kelowna.The Bombers now meet Southridge of Surrey in consolation action Friday.The final is set for Friday afternoon.last_img read more

OFC Nations Cup to see semi-final challenge

first_imgWith teams taking on their final rounds in the pools, Pool B will kick start the final pool games with Vodafone Fiji in a crucial clash against Vanuatu before the favourites New Zealand All Whites go up against the Solomon Islands.In Group A, host team Papua New Guinea will be confident of going through as they take on Samoa tomorrow evening at 4pm at the Sir John Guise stadium, leaving French rivals Tahiti and New Caledonia to go head to head for the other semi-final berth. After the semi-finals to find the top two teams of each pool, the winner of Group A will play     Runner-up Group B while the Winner Group B will challenge Runner-up of Group A to find the two winning teams to play the grand final.last_img