first_img Related Items:flag day, nationa heritage month, parade Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks & Caicos Islands, 08 Oct 2014, TCIG Press Release – Commencing simultaneously throughout theTurks & Caicos Islands at 3:00pm.October 13th, 2014Grand Turk:Starting at the Library – Ending at the Parade GroundsSalt Cay:Starting at the Airport – Ending at the Salt ShedSouth Caicos:Starting at the Parade Grounds – Ending at the Parade GroundsNorth Caicos / Middle Caicos:Starting at the corner entry into Kew and ending at the Raymond Gardiner High School in Bottle Creek, North Caicos.Providenciales:The Bight: Starting at the Tourist Board Parking Lot – Ending at the Downtown Ball Park.Five Cays: Starting at Salina by Bugaloos – Ending at the Downtown Ball ParkBlue Hills: Starting at North West Point/Amanyara Corner – Ending at the Downtown Ball ParkEach route will be unique to each island but all of them will pass through the main communities of each settlement. Recommended for you Haitian Flag 213 Years old nowlast_img read more

Rooney and Ibrahimovic nominated for the MVP award

first_imgIt was revealed this Wednesday that both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney are nominated for the MVP award in this MLS season.Absolutely nobody can deny the tremendous impact that both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney had on the MLS right after they arrived, both players received the proper compensation for it by getting a nomination for the MVP award in the MLS season.The Swedish striker was arguably the loudest of both players when he arrived, getting gravely injured before coming to the United States didn’t matter to the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The same type of knee ligament injury that made Brazilian Ronaldo suffer so much throughout his career, wasn’t enough to stop Zlatan’s triumphant return to football and he has already scored 22 goals, he has assisted his teammates 10 times, and he was just one victory shy of getting the LA Galaxy to the MLS playoffs this season.Unfortunately for Zlatan, the California side was already on a negative dynamic that not even he was able to change.But despite his exclusion from the final stages of the tournament this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic did get nominated for the MVP award, Best Newcomer, and Comeback Player of the Year.🤔2018 year-end awards finalists:— Major League Soccer (@MLS) October 31, 2018Contrary to how fast Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s grew in both popularity and game level, Wayne Rooney’s story for DC United is very different but not less spectacular than the Swedish striker’s.The all-time top scorer for England and Manchester United is a very private family man, he has never liked the public life and he decided to come to the MLS looking for that anonymity that he embraced wholeheartedly in the United States.But Wayne has never been shy inside the football pitch, his impact was greater than Zlatan’s for the league because he did help his club qualify to the MLS Playoffs with his goals and assists.Rooney only got to score 12 goals throughout the 20 appearances he made for the club from the capital, but his influence was a lot more significant because he managed to motivate all his teammates in order to become a better squad that nobody dares to rule out as a title contender during the Playoffs.This impressive first season got Rooney the nomination for the MVP Award, as well as the Best Newcomer nod alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been shortlisted for the MLS’ Most Valuable Player award! 🏅It’s fair to say they’ve both had quite the impact since moving across the pond…⚽🇺🇸wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…Full story:— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 31, 2018But further from the obviously deserved recognition that both players got with these nods, we need to talk about the excellent decision that both DC United and LA Galaxy made when they brought two of the game’s best players in recent history and gave the MLS a major push in the right direction.Hopefully in the future, more clubs from the league can follow the example of both clubs, and they also decide to bring in players of this level who can help the competition in the United States grow exponentially.Also, having some of the best players in the world playing in the MLS, will help all Americans get more involved with football soccer and get that bug that the rest of the world has for the beautiful game.We still aren’t sure who will be the MVP for this MLS season, but we sure as hell are happy that the list has two of the most prestigious players in football history and we seriously hope that one of them wins the prize by the end of the season.It all begins tonight. // Audi #MLSCupPlayoffs— Major League Soccer (@MLS) October 31, 2018MLS MVP shortlistMiguel Almiron (Atlanta United)Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy)Josef Martinez (Atlanta United)Wayne Rooney (D.C. United)Carlos Vela (Los Angeles Football Club) Who deserves the MVP Award for the current MLS season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer gossip French youngster becomes first January signing

first_imgEnglish side Liverpool have made their first signing of the transfer window but this time it is a deal considered to be for the future.According to ESPN FC via The Mirror, Liverpool have completed a move for 16-year-old French defender Billy Koumetio after a successful trial period.The youngster has been with Liverpool under-17s since November and has been impressive in quite a few friendlies played since then.Koumetio had previously played for French second division side US Orleans, where he joined from Lyon after an impressive string of performances.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Koumetio will start his Liverpool career in their under-16s squad and aim to work his way through the ranks to eventually reach Jurgen Klopp’s first team.Liverpool are currently leading the English Premier league table with four points ahead of closest rivals Manchester City. They face Bayern Munich in next month’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 encounters.last_img read more

Model shows how scientific paradigms rise and fall

first_img The researchers, Stefan Bornholdt from the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany, and Mogens Høgh Jensen and Kim Sneppen from the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, have published their study called “Emergence and Decline of Scientific Paradigms” in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.“Our model addresses the interplay between a new idea and the difficulty it has in displacing old ideas in a world where alignment of interests is dominating,” Bornholdt told models of opinion formation already exist, but the new model differs from earlier models in a few important ways. Unlike previous models, the new model allows for an infinite variety of ideas, although each idea has a small probability of being initiated. Also, each idea can appear only once, and an agent (or individual) cannot return to any of the ideas that they have previously held, reflecting scientists’ ongoing hunt for new ideas.In the model, which is defined on a 2D square lattice, ideas spread in two possible ways. In the first way, an agent adopts a new idea held by its neighbors, with a probability proportional to how many agents already hold this particular idea. In the second way, an agent randomly gets a new idea that does not appear anywhere else in the system with a probability that depends on the “innovation rate.” The first way represents cooperative effects in social systems, while the second way represents innovation.The model shows how a system with one dominating scientific paradigm transitions into a system with small clusters of ideas, some of which continue to grow until one dominates, and the process repeats with new ideas. The dynamics of the rise and fall of scientific paradigms depends on the system’s innovation rate. Systems with high innovation rates tend to contain a high degree of noise, along with many small domains of ideas that are constantly generated and replaced. In contrast, systems with low innovation rates tend to have low noise and a state that remains dominant for a long time until a single event replaces it.In addition to providing a theoretical understanding of how scientific paradigms rise and fall, the model also provides insight that helps explain some observations in real life. For instance, the model shows how small systems have the potential to be more dynamic than large systems, which explains why large companies sometimes acquire small start-up firms as a source of innovation. Explore further 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. “Our model indicates that social cooperation makes it more difficult for new ideas to nucleate because of social pressure,” Bornholdt said. “Accordingly, our model finds a ‘winner take all’ dynamic, suggesting a fashion-like dynamic for the prevailing focus of contemporary science. “Even though our model is extremely simplified and does not deal with right and wrong, it explores the effect of herd mentality in the propagation of ideas,” he added. “Our model suggests that herd mentality makes a larger system less innovative than several smaller ones. In short, for innovation it’s better to listen to yourself than to others.”Overall, the model shows how new paradigms have a tendency to quickly rise to dominance, to decline slowly, and to quickly be replaced by other paradigms. When the innovation rate is high, the takeover process is chaotic, with many new ideas competing for dominance. Regardless of the idea itself, the model shows that the pattern of paradigm shifts remains fairly consistent over time.The results could have implications for science philosophy and science policy, as the model suggests that scientific diversity may need special attention. In addition, the researchers are applying the model to the study of the spread of epidemics.“We are currently studying the ideas of ‘new’ and ‘old’ in epidemics modeling,” Bornholdt said, “where the ‘never-return-policy’ of ideas in the above model is associated with immunity of infected hosts: A host that has been infected by a particular virus in the past will be immune to this virus in the future and, thus, will never acquire the same infection twice.” More information: S. Bornholdt, M. H. Jensen, and K. Sneppen. “Emergence and Decline of Scientific Paradigms.” Physical Review Letters 106, 058701 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.058701 ( — Scientific concepts such as climate change, nanotechnology, and chaos theory can sometimes spring up and capture the attention of both the scientific and public communities, only to be replaced by new ideas later on. Although many factors influence the emergence and decline of such scientific paradigms, a new model has captured how these ideas spread, providing a better understanding of paradigm shifts and the culture of innovation.center_img This figure shows 12 consecutive states of a system driven by the model, with one unit of time equaling one update for every agent. In the first picture, a new idea is dominating but small specks of color represent a finite innovation rate. A new state dominates between the third and fourth pictures, and in the fourth, fifth, and sixth pictures, two coherent states coexist. New individual dominant states arise in pictures nine and twelve. Image credit: S. Bornholdt, et al. ©2011 American Physical Society. Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: Model shows how scientific paradigms rise and fall (2011, February 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Evolution’s revolution was the naturalist’s, though initial idea wasn’tlast_img read more