Arsenal fans aren’t impressed by Wenger wanting to swap Giroud for this striker

first_img1 Is Giroud on his way out of the Emirates? Arsenal might be in the market for a new striker this summer, but the club’s latest transfer rumour has divided fans.The Gunners, according to reports from Italy, are prepared to offer €50m plus Olivier Giroud to seal a deal for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain – a move which the former’s agent has suggested could be considered.Higuain scored a record 36 goals in Serie A last season, cementing his status as one of Europe’s leading centre forwards.But Gunners fans are asking themselves, is the 29-year-old really worth such a fee and Giroud?Read what a section had to say below…last_img

Newcastle v Chelsea: Remy starts

first_imgLoic Remy starts for Chelsea in the game against Newcastle at St James’ Park.Remy, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan with the Magpies, gets the nod over Radamel Falcao to replace the suspended Diego Costa up front for the Blues.Falcao is on the substitutes’ bench along with John Terry, who is again left out of the starting-line up.Newcastle, meanwhile, welcome back striker Aleksandar Mitrovic following a three-match suspension.Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu; Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrović.Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Lascelles, Obertan, Thauvin, de Jong, Toney.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Blackman, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Kenedy, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Some Raiders ticket prices are slashed in half — for Winnipeg game

first_imgAfter shockingly few people had purchased tickets to next week’s Raiders “home game” in Winnipeg next week, there’s finally been a rash of sales for the preseason game against the Packers.And we sense it had nothing to do with both the Raiders and Green Bay notching impressive victories in their openers last week. More likely it’s because the promoter slashed prices in half for many seats for the game at IG Field, according to exorbitant prices — some prime seats cost nearly $450 …last_img

Astrobiology: The Science of Could

first_imgAnything “could” happen.  Shouldn’t science deal with what does happen and what did happen?  The “could” word is rampant in astrobiology literature and origin-of-life studies.“Antifreeze on Titan could affect its chances for life” (Astrobiology Magazine): 14 uses of the word “could” and 6 of “might.”“Billion-Year-Old Water Could Hold Clues to Life On Earth and Mars” (Astrobiology Magazine): 8 “could” and 4 of “may” or “might.”“Life On Earth Shockingly Comes from out of This World” (Science Daily): 8 uses of could and may.“A Stepping-Stone for Oxygen on Earth” (Astrobiology Magazine): 6 uses of could and may.“Martian Clay Contains Chemical Implicated in the Origin of Life, Astrobiologists Find” (Science Daily): 5 instances of could, may, or might.“More Evidence That Ancient Mars Could Support Life Found by Old Rover” ( 3 instances of could, may, or might.“60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life” ( 8 instances of could, may, or might.The hedging words are often key to the evolutionary ideas in the articles: e.g., in the antifreeze article, “These molecules could ultimately serve as the basis for life“; in the billion-year-old water article, “This water could be some of the oldest on the planet and may even contain life; in the Mars rover article, “NASA’s Curiosity rover found that the Red Planet could have supported microbial life in the ancient past”; in the out-of-this-world article, “icy comets that crashed into Earth millions of years ago could have produced life building organic compounds”.  No life, of course, has ever been found beyond Earth’s biosphere.We need a new word to describe the propensity of evolutionists to speculate out of thin air with the power of suggestion to lend a false air of scientific credibility to their confabulations.  We’ll coin the term perhapsimaybecouldness index to measure that property and add it to our growing Darwin Dictionary (a helpful guide to understanding our commentaries).Whenever you hear an evolutionist using the could word, as in “life could have emerged from methane clathrates in Titan’s subsurface ocean,” remind him or her that could works both ways.  Since it’s an imprecise, rigorless, unmeasured, hypothetical, speculative, imaginative, unscientific way to describe nature, stop them immmediately with the response, “But then again, life might not have emerged from methane clathrates in Titan’s subsurface ocean, if there is such an ocean; life could have been designed.  What do you know about it?” (Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

IPhone Augmented Reality Apps Expected in September

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The dazzling new trend of “augmented reality” mobile applications, software that puts layers of information on top of a mobile device’s camera viewer, is something that’s left iPhone owners feeling out of luck. Now one company developing such an app says Apple has said the technology required will be officially enabled in the next version of the iPhone OS – which is expected out in September.Developers are able to access the necessary controls in the phone illicitly, but when Apple offers a stable and official Application Programming Interface (API) for layering data over the camera viewer – that’s going to be game changing. The particular app in question is a subway route finder that shows route signs when you point your phone one direction or another. The list of possibilities is long, though, so we hope this September date is for real.The rumor was first unearthed on Friday by Mark Milian of the LA Times:Apple told Acrossair, developer of the Nearest Tube train finder, that the app will be approved for distribution after Apple releases version 3.1 of the iPhone software, which the developer expects will land in early September. The availability of the requisite official tech hooks in September remains for now a rumor. It’s a little hard to imagine Apple telling one particular vendor about a major platform change, and it’s a little hard to imagine a vendor genuinely trusted with that kind of information telling the LA Times about it. Anything is possible, though.We’ve written extensively about Augmented Reality before. Here’s our wishlist of apps we hope that someone builds. Cross your fingers, some of these crazy apps could be coming as early as this Fall. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Sweaty Southern Slabs

first_imgIf you live anywhere in a warm, humid coastal area, you’re no doubt familiar with wet concrete in winter. Some days you walk outside and find the carport slab is soaking wet. How did it happen? Did rain blow into the carport? If it’s not rain, is it moisture from the ground that came up through the concrete? Could it be condensation from the water vapor in the air? Let’s take a look.I took the photo at right on a February day in New Orleans a few years ago and it perfectly demonstrates the physics of this phenomenon. What you’re looking at are the stone steps and pavers near Jackson Square. They were mostly wet — but the water didn’t get there from rain or any other liquid water source above the stone.Could the water have come from below? The photo above doesn’t eliminate that possibility. Notice the nose of the steps. That part of the stone was dry. It wasn’t directly in contact with the ground, having a bit of air beneath, so maybe the water did come from below.But no, that’s not the answer either. Photo #2 (below) was taken nearby at about the same time. The sidewalk and steps were completely dry. The critical difference between the two locations was shade. The dry area was open to the sky. That kept the stone warmer than the other stone, which was under tree cover.It’s condensationLet’s go back to the lead photo. The stone there was wet because of condensation. The nose of the steps was dry because it was warmer. That part of the stone had air on three sides. That warmed it up enough that it could be above the dew point.When does this happen? I’ve spent many years of my life in Houston, south Louisiana, and Florida, so I’m familiar with this condition. It happens in winter, after there’s been a cold snap. A cold front comes through and chills the ground, the sidewalks, and the concrete slabs. Then it moves out, being replaced by a mass of warm, humid air. The air temperature rises into the 60s or 70s Fahrenheit, maybe even 80°F.The dew point of the water vapor in that air can be 70°F or higher. When it finds that cold concrete or stone in contact with the ground, you get condensation. It’s possible to see condensation on open areas, but you’ll more often see it on shaded surfaces because those areas stay cool longer.When you can look at something like that and figure out what’s going on, you can figure out all kinds of moisture problems that occur in buildings, too. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

Tiger Woods Tied For The Lead At Doral At

Playing with the Nos. 1 and 3 players in the world to open the WGC-Cadallac Championship, Tiger Woods made nine birdies in shooting a six-under 66 to tie for the first-round lead with four others.None of that quartet was named Rory McIlroy, the top-ranked player who struggled with a 73, or No. 3 Luke Donald, who shot a 70. Woods, despite three bogeys, dusted his playing partners, and attributed making four putts beyond 15 feet to tips he received from Steve Stricker.Woods and Stricker, one of the game’s best putters, spent a lot of time on the practice green on Wednesday. Stricker pointed out posture issues with Woods’ putting and straightened him out.“Whatever he says, I’m going to do,” Woods said. “He’s one of the best putters who has ever lived.”Starting on the 10th hole, Woods made birdies at the 11th and 12th, followed by bogeys at the 13th and 14th. He finished the back side with birdies at Nos. 16 and 18, then added two more at the first and second holes. After a bogey at the third, Woods birdied three of the last six to ascend to the top of the leaderboard..Meanwhile, McIlroy, who quit out of frustration with his game last week in Palm Beach, continued to seek his game. McIlroy could not find his game and the frustration mounted. But he did have two birdies to close his round, which should bolster his confidence.He’s going to need to to contend with Woods and co-leaders Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell and Frederik Jacobson.“It was a bit of a struggle, to be honest,” McIlroy said. “Hit some good shots, hit some not-so good shots. As I’ve been saying, this is a work in progress and I’m working at it and I’m staying patient. … I just had to play each hole as it come. Just shoot the best score possible.”Woods said he shot better than he  what he thought would be needed to be in the mix. “I felt we needed to shoot at least a couple under on each side to be right there,” Woods said. “I got a few more.”Over the course of day, Woods showed the form that will make him a viable threat all year, if he can maintain close to this level of play. read more