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first_imgMatt Le Tissier claims Dejan Lovren showed Southampton ‘an incredible amount of disrespect’ when he left for Liverpool last summer.The Croatian defender handed in a transfer request and admitted his head was ‘already at Liverpool’ before sealing a £20million switch to Anfield.And St Mary’s legend Le Tissier admits the whole deal left a sour taste in his mouth.“When Dejan Lovren left he showed an incredible amount of disrespect to Southampton,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show. “Even before the clubs had agreed a fee he did an interview saying that his head was at Liverpool and the club should let him go.“These guys are under contract and they should show a little bit more respect to the clubs which are paying them a good wage. I just thought he was bang out of order.”last_img read more


first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — In less than a week, the Giants’ search for the 37th manager in franchise history will officially begin.Over the past several months, there have been discussions among front office executives and even conversations involving Bruce Bochy regarding what qualities the organization should look for in its next manager, but the formal process of selecting Bochy’s replacement has yet to begin.All of the focus during this week’s final homestand is on a 13th-year manager wrapping up …last_img read more


first_imgLocation:North Island, New ZealandS 38° 38.920′ E 176° 05.408′ The water flowing over Huka Falls is so strong that it prevents the migration of native fish and eels. The Maori people were the first to navigate the river, but after a chief went over the falls and barely survived, they steered away from them. It is also rumored that a small group of dwarves from Middle-earth may have braved the falls inside of barrels while escaping their enemy.The waterfall crashes upon a layer of rock known as the Huka Falls Formation — a geologically altered and hardened layer made of lacustrine shales. The formation was created 70,000 – 200,000 years ago by mid-Pleistocene sediments sinking to the floor of an ancient lake that extended beyond the current boundaries of Lake Taupo. Then the sediment geothermally altered, hardened, and set like a natural concrete.Originally the river was much wider at this point. As the Huka Falls Formation is much harder than the surrounding rocks, the river began to exploit weaknesses in the rock to carve out the deep channel above the falls you see today. The strong currents from above and under the surface lead to erosion that chips away at the edges of the falls as well as undercutting the cliff behind it. This phenomenon causes the falls to slowly move upstream.Should you find yourself in New Zealand, consider a visit to this amazing EarthCache to enjoy the breathtaking views and expand your knowledge about geology.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedLamanai High (GC19505) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 10, 2013January 9, 2013In “Community”Three Cheers for Brazil, Geocaching’s Newest Country Souvenir!December 16, 2014In “Local stories”Viva la Mexican Geocaching Souvenir!December 9, 2014In “Community” Difficulty:2Terrain:1.5center_img EarthCacheGC3F65Xby funkymunkyzone New Zealand has the highest density of sheep per unit area in the world, featuring a sheep to human ratio of seven to one. It is also a country full of stunning and diverse natural beauty ranging from jagged mountains to rolling pastures, providing the perfect backdrop for The Lord of the Rings movies. The country features active volcanic zones, picturesque beaches, fiords, and raging rivers. One of those rivers, the Waikato River, is responsible for the powerful Huka Falls, our Geocache of the Week.last_img read more


first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Guwahati on May 26, when his government completes three years, and the BJP-led government in Assam its first year. Marking a departure from last year, when Mr. Modi addressed a star-studded extravaganza in New Delhi called ‘Ek Nayi Subah’ (A New Dawn), he will make this anniversary part of what BJP leaders call his Mission Northeast. The BJP has been keen on spreading its footprint in the N-E States and have become aggressive in the poll-bound Meghalaya and Tripura. Longest bridgeIn Guwahati, Mr. Modi will also open the Dhola-Sadiya bridge across the Brahmaputra in Tinsukhia district of Assam. The 9.15-km bridge, considered the country’s longest, will connect to eastern Arunachal Pradesh. According to senior BJP office-bearers, Mr. Modi will speak about his government’s efforts to reach out to the northeastern States. The BJP heads the governments in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.last_img read more


first_imgBiju Janata Dal MLA from Patnagarh Saroj Kumar Meher was arrested on Monday for forcing a junior engineer of a tribal community to do sit-ups in public for the “poor quality” road work in Bolangir district. The newly elected legislator was picked up by the Bolangir police from a hotel in Nuapada in the early hours and was arrested after interrogation. He was produced before a court that denied him bail and remanded him in judicial custody. The court will hear his bail petition on July 1.The incident took place on June 5. In a video clip that had gone viral in social media, Mr. Meher was seen forcing Mr. Sabar to do sit-ups. The police registered a case against Mr. Meher under the IPC and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on the basis of a complaint filed by the junior engineer’s wife on June 6.The MLA expressed regret a day after the incident, saying he did it to save the official from being attacked by villagers. An association of the tribals in Bolangir had threatened to picket the Assembly on June 26, demanding action against him. Mr. Meher’s wife moved the Orissa High Court, seeking anticipatory bail for him.last_img read more


first_imgSouth Sioux City Police will hold a memorial service this Saturday afternoon for the K-9 who served with former Navy Gold Squadron K-9 Handler, John “Jet Li” Douangdara in the Middle East.The dog named Knikker was also known as “Jet Li” after its handler and passed away Sunday from unexpected natural medical causes.Jet served two tours in Iraq with the Naval Special Warfare Command, and then an additional five years with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, where he was credited with over 100 criminal apprehensions.The dog park in South Sioux is named for Douangdara, who died serving his country in Afghanistan on August 6th, 2011.Saturday’s ceremony begins at 2pm and those attending are welcome to bring their dogs on leashes.Photo providedlast_img read more


first_img Now playing: Watch this: 3:45 TV and Movies Comments Share your voice 4center_img Charlotte Flair will face Becky Lynch this Sunday for the Raw Women’s Championship.  WWE WWE Fastlane 2019 happens today in Cleveland, Ohio. Fastlane 2019 is the final major step in Wrestlemania season, which began in January at the Royal Rumble, continued through Elimination Chamber last month and will culminate at Wrestlemania 35 on April 7 in New Jersey. The two biggest matches are Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch for the vacated Raw Women’s Championship and Daniel Bryan vs. the recently returned Kevin Owens. Check out the specific start times as well as the current match card below. Also, be sure to also check out CBS Sports’ coverage of Fastlane and its predictions. Start times Fastlane 2019 takes place in Cleveland, Ohio today. The main card started at 4 p.m. PT. If you’re a WWE Network subscriber — at $9.99 per month, but free for one month for new subscribers — you can watch it live for free. Otherwise you’ll need to contact your local cable provider and pay a separate fee to watch. The Kickoff Show started at 3 p.m. PT on WWE’s YouTube channel and the WWE Network. db-titleWWE champion Daniel Bryan with his new belt, made from hemp and a naturally fallen oak, will defend his title against five others this Sunday. WWE Match card Raw Women’s Championship match: Becky Lynch vs Charlotte FlairWWE World Championship match: Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin OwensSmackdown Women’s Championship match: Asuka vs. Mandy RoseWomen’s Tag Team Championship match: Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina  SmackDown Tag Team Championship match: The Usos vs. The Miz & Shane McMahonRaw Tag Team Championship match: The Revival vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Bobby Roode & Chad GableThe Shield vs Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin Kickoff show: Andrade vs Rey MysterioKickoff show: New Day vs Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura Tags The world of pro wrestling: explained WWElast_img read more


first_img Robots get ready Tags Sci-Tech Oh great, this four-legged robot can use an elevator Boston Dynamics door-opening robot has some creepy competition Post a comment Enlarge ImageSpaceBok poses for a beauty shot. ESA SpaceBok, a four-legged jumping robot designed for space exploration, is just strange enough to be unsettling, conjuring visions of a sci-fi robot apocalypse on other planets. I’m in love.Off-world gravity is pretty different from what we have here on Earth. Astronauts on the moon bounced around like kangaroos. Mars is a little better, but human visitors will still feel like lightweights. SpaceBok is designed to work well in these sort of low-gravity environments, where jumping could be an efficient mode of transportation.Swiss university students at ETH Zurich (the same place that brought us the dog-like Anymal robot) and ZHAW Zurich are testing SpaceBok at a European Space Agency facility. 18 Photos Share your voice Robots Space ESA released a video this week of SpaceBok in action. It can walk or jump using its springy legs. Researchers hooked it up to a test rig that simulates the moon’s gravity and let it practice its jumping skills. The team was even able to use the bot like a giant Pong game, with two researchers bouncing it back and forth across the floor.Jumping is one thing. Controlling its movement and the landing is another. The SpaceBok team adopted a reaction wheel design, a component some satellites use to orient themselves, to help control the robot’s leaps. “It can be accelerated and decelerated to trigger an equal and opposite reaction in SpaceBok itself,” said team member Philip Arm. Meet Boston Dynamics’ weird and wonderful robot family The bot’s designers see a future where it could explore not just the moon or Mars, but also extremely low-gravity asteroids. Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft tried this idea out last year when it set a hopping lander on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.SpaceBok will move on to more rigorous tests in the future to see how it handles rocky environments and the outdoors.   Many of our space exploration robots have been based around wheeled designs, including NASA’s Mars rovers. One day, those rolling rovers might be joined by jump-happy robots like SpaceBok. I look forward to welcoming our future bouncy Mars robot overlords.   0last_img read more


first_img Sci-Tech Culture Tags Share your voice The Veritas telescope array, designed to spot evidence of gamma rays, now also will feed data to the Breakthrough Listen project to detect alien chatter. Veritas Breakthrough Listen, an effort to hear signals from distant aliens, has a new set of ears. A quartet of linked telescopes in Arizona called Veritas will check for fleeting flashes of light that could indicate a distant civilization, the two organizations said Wednesday.Veritas, short for Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System, is designed to spot super-short blue-light flashes called Cherenkov radiation that indicate a very high-energy gamma ray has struck Earth’s atmosphere. For scientists, that’s a good way to study high-energy astronomical events like supernovas, pulsars and black holes.But because it can spot light signals lasting only billionths of a second, Veritas also could be good for seeing any pulses of light aliens living light-years away are sending our way, intentionally or not. “When it comes to intelligent life beyond Earth, we don’t know where it exists or how it communicates. So our philosophy is to look in as many places, and in as many ways, as we can,” said Yuri Milner, the wealthy tech investor who founded the Breakthrough Initiatives, in a statement. Breakthrough Listen seeks to survey the million stars nearest our own in the Milky Way and already scans some radio and optical frequencies.A related project, Breakthrough Starshot, seeks to use a massively powerful laser array to blast tiny spacecraft to nearby stars where they can take photos and gather other data to beam back to earth by laser. 0 Aliens and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence 6:23 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more


first_imgUnprecedented waves of migration are affecting the world today with record numbers of people escaping war-torn regions, poverty, persecution and natural disasters.One of the latest migrant crises is from Myanmar, where nearly 520,000 Muslim Rohingyas have fled an army crackdown in Rakhine state since late August and entered Bangladesh.That influx of people is just a fraction of the record 65.6 million people who were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced around the world by the end of 2016, according to the UN refugee agency.The growth was driven mainly by the war in Syria along with other conflicts in the region, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa including Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and South Sudan.Here are some of the other mass migrations since World War II.1947: India and Pakistan -The end of British rule in the India sub-continent in 1947 results in the creation of two independent states: mainly Hindu India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.The partition is painful and violent, leading to one of the biggest mass migrations of all time as Muslims flee India for Pakistan and Hindus quit Pakistan for India.Nearly 15 million people cross borders and at least one million die along the way.1948: Palestinian exodus of Israel -The nation of Israel is created within Palestine in May 1948. More than 760,000 Palestinians are expelled from their homes or flee.Including their descendants, the number of displaced Palestinians is estimated to have reached five million, most of them in countries in the region.1962: Algerian settlers -After the seven-year French-Algerian war ends in March 1962, around one million settlers of French origin move to France as do about 60,000 Muslim Algerians who served in the French forces.1971: Bangladesh independence -Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan, is created after nine months of war in which India sides with independence fighters against Pakistan. Around 10 million people flee to India.1975: Southeast Asia’s ‘boat people’ -The 1975 victory of communist regimes in the former French colonies of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam leads more than three million people to quit their countries over the next two decades.Many are forced to flee on often overcrowded boats to reach neighbouring countries and beyond.1979: Afghan exodus -Afghanistan, which has suffered decades of war, accounts for around 2.5 million of the world’s refugees today, the second largest group behind those from Syria, according to the UN refugee agency.During the 10 years of the Soviet occupation from 1979, about six million Afghans flee, most of them across the border to Pakistan and Iran. A repatriation programme between 2001 and 2012 sees about 5.7 million return.1992: Bosnian conflict -The war between Bosnia’s Croat, Muslim and Serb population claims around 100,000 lives. By the time it ends in 1995, at least 2.5 million people have fled.1994: Rwanda genocide -Around 800,000 people, most of them from the Tutsi minority, are massacred between April and July 1994. About 1.7 million ethnic Hutus flee for fear of reprisals.From 2011: Syrian crisis -The Syrian conflict has killed more than 320,000 people and also forced more than half of the population to leave their homes.While about 6.3 million are internally displaced, around 5.5 million are refugees in nearby countries. They account for the world’s largest group of refugees, according to the UNHCR. Nearly one million Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe.South Sudan, war from 2013 -The civil war in South Sudan has already left tens of thousands of people dead and more than 3.7 million displaced, many of them women and children.More than two million are refugees and asylum seekers, according to the UNHCR, with around a million in Uganda and more than 430,000 in Sudan.last_img read more