Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Now the club that was trampled over for so many years by Manchester United — and had to escape the third tier 20 years ago this month — is the force of English football with four titles in eight seasons. City finished first in 2012 under Roberto Mancini and ’14 led by Manuel Pellegrini, then under Guardiola became the first repeat champion in a decade.Guardiola earned six league titles as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona in the 1990s, the had hat tricks of league titles as coach at Barcelona and Bayern Munich“I push my staff,” Guardiola said, “and I push myself.”He sets standards on the field that require rivals to raise theirs.City trailed Liverpool by seven points in late December but won its final 14 games after a Jan. 29 defeat at Newcastle and finished with 98 points, the second-highest total in English history behind its 100 last year. Liverpool, chasing its first championship in 29 years, finished with the highest total for a non-champion.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Liverpool was exceptional, I don’t mean to rub it in, it is what it is, they didn’t deserve to lose,” said 33-year-old City captain Vincent Kompany, who helped maintain the lead last week when his long-range goal in the second half provided a 1-0 win over Leicester. “It makes me so much more happy that we played such a great team all season.”During a 21-minute stretch in the first half at Brighton, City gave up hope to Liverpool supporters at Anfield, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) to the northwest.With both grounds bathed in brilliant sunshine, Sadio Mané put Liverpool in front against Wolverhampton in the 17th minute and a jittery City fell behind 10 minutes later — the first time the champions had trailed in a league game since January.“We heard the Brighton fans singing ‘1-0 to Liverpool’ just at the moment we conceded,” Kompany said.Even when Sergio Agüero leveled 83 seconds after Glenn Murray’s header, City only moved back into top spot when Aymeric Laporte nodded in from Riyad Mahrez’s corner in the 38th minute.It turned out to be the goal that decided the title.But there were still nerves to be eased in the second half. Mahrez netted in the 63rd minute, a rare high point in his first season after joining City in a record 60 million pound (then $80 million) signing in July.There was a stylish conclusion to City’s title defense when Ilkay Gündogan scored from a free kick in the 72nd minute for the team’s 95th goal in 38 league matches.“We were creating chances, finding the gaps, imposing ourselves,” Kompany said. “Though the pitch was slow I felt we were magnificent. We did everything we needed to do in a game such as today.”City became the first team to retain the trophy since Manchester United won its third straight in the 2007-08, one of 10 it earned under manager Alex Ferguson. Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)BRIGHTON, England— All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners’ medal is placed around his neck.It happens a lot.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss A fitting finale MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated As City flew back to Manchester for a celebration with fans outside its Etihad Stadium, United supporters were reeling from a loss to Cardiff that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finish in sixth — 32 points behind its neighbor — and without any silverware.City remains on course for an English treble, having already collected a League Cup and preparing for the FA Cup final against Watford on Saturday.“We’ll go and celebrate,” Kompany said, “but we’re also thinking of that next game on Saturday.”Winning isn’t addictive just for Guardiola.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool in a thrilling title race and giving Guardiola eight league championships over 10 years in three countries.“Winning the title gives you a lot of energy,” Guardiola said after the clinching 4-1 victory over Brighton, “and is so addictive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWinning was become routine for City in a way it never was before the flow of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth began in 2008.When Sheikh Mansour bought City, City’s only English championships in a history stretching back to 1880 were won in 1937 and 1968. 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Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87

first_imgA file picture of four-time Masters Champion Arnold Palmer waving to the gallery at his final appearance in the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. on April 9, 2004. – REUTERS death × Arnold Palmer, the golf great whose charisma and common touch drew a legion of fans known as “Arnie’s Army” and propelled the game into the mainstream, died on Sunday at the age of 87.“Arnold Palmer will always be a champion, in every sense of the word,” the US Golf Association said in a statement mourning the death of “golf’s greatest ambassador.”“He inspired generations to love golf by sharing his competitive spirit, displaying sportsmanship, caring for golfers and golf fans, and serving as a lifelong ambassador for the sport.“The game is indeed better because of him, and in so many ways, will never be the same.”Palmer, a native of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he had been since Thursday while undergoing heart tests, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.No cause of death was immediately given.“We just lost one of the incredible people in the game of golf and in all of sports,” 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus said.“He has always been a fighter and he never gave up on anything. He didn’t give up even now. Maybe his body did, but I know Arnold’s will and spirit did not.”Palmer, known as “The King,” captured seven major tournaments during his illustrious career, taking The Masters four times (in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964), the British Open twice (in 1961 and 1962) and the US Open once (in 1960).His go-for-broke style enthralled fans, and he became one of golf’s first television superstars, helping make the sport accessible to a much wider audience.His rise — along with those of Nicklaus and Gary Player — set the stage for the sport’s huge broadcast rights fees and prize money riches, which were later enhanced by the success of Tiger Woods.“Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs,” Woods said on Twitter after news of Palmer’s death. .“Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend.“It’s hard to imagine golf without you or anyone more important to the game than the King.”Palmer looked frail when he joined fellow icons Player and Nicklaus for the ceremonial first tee shot at the Masters in April.For the first time in 10 years, he didn’t swing a club, instead sitting in a chair to watch the spectacle.In June, he elected not to travel to Oakmont, Pennsylvania, for the US Open in his home state. COMMENT SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img September 26, 2016 COMMENTS golf Published on A file picture of four-time Masters Champion Arnold Palmer waving to the gallery at his final appearance in the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. on April 9, 2004. – REUTERSlast_img read more

Report: Porto 1 Galatasaray 0

first_imgPorto got up and running in the Champions League as Moussa Marega’s header earned a 1-0 win over Galatasaray in Group D, with Iker Casillas starring at the other end.Marega, filling in for the injured Vincent Aboubakar up top, netted 22 goals in Primeira Liga last term, but doubled his tally for this season when he took advantage of abysmal marking to head home a corner from former Galatasaray man Alex Telles.Things would have been different if not for Casillas, however, with Porto’s goalkeeper pulling off two superb saves towards the end of the first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Casillas’ clean sheet should have been ruined late on, but both Rodrigues and Sinan Gumus failed to convert good chances as Porto held firm to move top of the group.Galatasaray started well and could have had the lead when Henry Onyekuru picked out Gumus, but Maxi Pereira was on hand to make a vital block.Porto rallied, though, Jesus Corona teeing up Yacine Brahimi, whose acrobatic attempt was brilliantly kept out by Fernando Muslera.Not to be outdone, Casillas was in equally fine form at the other end, Porto’s goalkeeper denying both Yuto Nagatomo and Gumus in quick succession.Marega made those saves count four minutes into the second half, easily getting the better of Galatasaray’s static defence to nod in from Telles’ delivery.Rodrigues blazed over from close range and Gumus headed wide as Galatasaray searched for an equaliser, but it was Marega who should have had the final say with seven minutes remaining.Muslera got down to deny Marega a second, though the miss ultimately mattered little as Porto got their first Champions League Group D win on the board.Oh Marega, oh Marega…#FCPorto #FCPGS #UCL pic.twitter.com/kws6XUGDKt— FC Porto (@FCPorto) October 3, 2018 What does it mean: Porto move top, Galatasaray’s defensive woes continueGalatasaray kept their first clean sheet in 19 European games on matchday one against Lokomotiv Moscow, but their leaky defence came back to haunt them once again on Wednesday, and Fatih Terim must find a way to shore up their backline.Porto, meanwhile, are top of Group D with four points.Casillas rolls back the yearsPlaying in his record 20th Champions League campaign, Casillas was crucial to Porto’s victory, making two outstanding stops to keep Galatasaray out when they were on top in the first half.Rodrigues, Gumus fluff their linesRodrigues was the hero on matchday one for Gala, but could not find the composure needed to salvage a share of the spoils when he was put through one-on-one with Casillas in the closing stages before Gumus – who spurned two golden opportunities in the first half – headed wide from point-blank range.Key Opta stats- Porto have won five of their last six home group stage games in the Champions League, losing the other.- Galatasaray are winless in their last 12 Champions League away games, drawing two and losing 10.- Galatasaray have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 24 Champions League away games.- Porto’s Moussa Marega scored his first Champions League goal in what was his eighth appearance in the competition.- Porto’s Iker Casillas kept his 57th Champions League clean sheet, seven more than any other keeper in the competition.What’s next?O’Classico is up next for Porto, who face fellow Primeira Liga giants Benfica, while Galatasaray will look to keep hold of top spot in the Super Lig by beating Antalyaspor. read morelast_img read more

Honda Cars India domestic sales up 13% at 11,278 units in May

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today reported a 13.3 per cent increase in domestic sales at 11,278 units in May.The company had sold 9,954 units in the same month of last year, HCIL said in a statement.Last month, the company sold 378 units of small car Brio, 1,818 units of premium hatchback Jazz, 1,323 units of compact sedan Amaze and 4,046 units of mid-sized sedan City.The company also sold 2,814 units of its new compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) WR-V. Besides, SUV BR-V saw sales of 870 units. The sales for SUV CR-V stood at 29 units.In addition, it exported a total of 498 units during the month under review.On the sales performance, HCIL President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno said: “We continue to receive strong demand for New City and Honda WR-V. The governments plan for timely rollout of GST and a better monsoon forecast will aid in sales growth in coming months.” PTI MSS SRKlast_img read more

Surging Knicks Eclipse Suns, 98-96

first_imgNEW YORK –  Another win for the New York Knicks, in another game they might’ve lost last month.Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Knicks held the Phoenix Suns without a field goal in overtime to win 98-96 on Jan. 13 for their fifth straight victory.Anthony scored four of the Knicks’ six points in the extra session, and New York allowed only four free throws while forcing the Suns to miss all seven shots. The Knicks pulled it out after their 14-point lead turned into a five-point deficit late in regulation.“I think now as a team, I think mentally we’re a different type of team,” Anthony said. “I think now we’re starting to believe that when we do get down, we still have a chance to win the basketball game.”Raymond Felton added 19 points for the Knicks (15-22), who climbed into a tie with Brooklyn for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.Goran Dragic had 28 points and eight rebounds for the Suns, who dropped their third straight. Leandro Barbosa scored 21 in his best game since rejoining his old team on a 10-day contract.But the Suns endured dreadful games from starters Gerald Green (2 of 16) and Channing Frye (3 of 12), ending their road trip with a 1-4 record.“For the fifth game in seven nights against a team that’s playing well, I thought they gave a heck of an effort,” Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We didn’t make shots. Don’t know if it’s because it’s the end of the trip.”Playing their fourth straight game without Tyson Chandler because of bronchitis, the Knicks beat a Western Conference team at home for the first time in seven chances and improved to 7-12 overall at Madison Square Garden.Despite their miserable start to the season, they can continue climbing the rest of January, as they open an eight-game homestand on Jan. 17.“The game is not over until the clock hits zero,” Knicks forward Kenyon Martin said. “We lost some close games early on, so (we’re) just learning from the mistakes that we made early, just trying to build on what we’ve been doing.”The Suns ran off nine straight points midway through the fourth quarter to open an 88-83 lead on Barbosa’s jumper with 4:50 remaining. The Knicks recovered to regain the lead on Felton’s 3-pointer from the corner with 53 seconds to play, and after Gerald Green and Anthony traded misses, the Suns had one final chance.Though Martin appeared to have his hand on some of the ball, a foul was called and Barbosa sank both free throws with 1.2 seconds left. J.R. Smith, who beat the Suns on a jumper at the buzzer last season, was long on a chance to do it again.Martin found Anthony for a basket to open the scoring in overtime, then dunked a missed shot to make it 96-92. The Knicks could only manage Anthony’s turnaround jumper with 2:41 remaining from there, but it didn’t matter because the Suns couldn’t get anything going.Phoenix compounded its problems when Frye made the second of two free throws with 2.5 seconds left, leaving the Suns down 98-96 without a timeout left and unable to get another possession.With Eric Bledsoe lost to right knee surgery, the Suns just didn’t have enough to support Dragic, who had been starting alongside him.“It’s a little bit harder now with Eric out. It’s much easier when you’re playing together and you have two ballhandlers. But it is what it is and I have to keep my head up,” Dragic said.The Knicks built a big early lead in the first half, when the highlight was when the Suns’ Markief Morris was ejected for picking up his second technical foul for shoving Smith after he was fouled. Because Morris was scheduled to shoot, the Knicks were allowed to pick someone off the Phoenix bench to do it.Coach Mike Woodson went all the way across midcourt to tab Slava Kravtsov, a second-year Ukranian center who had attempted just six free throws all year, making three. With fans howling, Kravtsov went one-for-two.But the Suns opened the third quarter with an 11-2 spurt to tie it at 54. The Knicks quickly regrouped and rebuilt a double-digit lead, and were ahead 75-68 heading to the fourth.Barbosa, the Sixth Man of the Year in Phoenix in 2007 who just returned to the NBA last week, scored eight straight Phoenix points to trim it to 78-76. The Suns eventually pulled ahead when Barbosa blew by his defender on consecutive trips for layups, one of them while getting fouled, to make it 84-83 with 5:51 to play.(Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ayoze Pérez’s own goal gives Leicester City victory at Newcastle United

first_img Twitter Share on Messenger Scott Arfield gives Burnley win over Watford after Marvin Zeegelaar red card Share via Email Share on Twitter Facebook Premier League Pinterest Read more Read more “I’m really disappointed,” said Benítez. “The players, they put in an effort, but still we have to improve if we want to get points in these kind of games. We’ve paid for easy mistakes. We have to learn quickly.”After a highly evocative preamble, which saw the 125th anniversary of Newcastle’s formation marked by home supporters waving a multitude of flags, raising numerous banners and generally turning the stands into a sea of black and white, Joselu opened the scoring.Newcastle’s fifth-minute goal began with Dwight Gayle pulling wide, dodging Danny Simpson and haring down the left. He then cut the ball back for the onrushing, and unmarked, Joselu to beat Kasper Schmeichel with a first-time, right-foot shot.When Gayle subsequently fired fractionally wide, Benítez’s tactical gamble in fielding two strikers in a 4-4-2 formation seemed vindicated. The downside was that it left Leicester with an extra man in midfield, along with additional counterattacking scope. Sure enough Puel was soon celebrating a stunning, crowd-silencing equaliser from Riyad Mahrez. It originated in central midfield where Mikel Merino, once again preferred to Jonjo Shelvey, forfeited possession to the influential Wilfred Ndidi.That slapdash loss of concentration liberated Mahrez to run at the heart of Newcastle’s defence before eluding Karl Darlow’s grasp courtesy of a left-footed, 25-yard shot which the goalkeeper touched but could not hold as it arrowed into the top corner.It was an eye-catching finish from a rejuvenated playmaker but Darlow, preferred to Rob Elliot, looked disappointed not to have held it. Tellingly, Benítez was left deeply frustrated when Newcastle’s owner, Mike Ashley, thwarted his attempts to sign an experienced keeper last summer. Topics Read more Such fears were realised in the 60th minute. Granted, Gray deserved a goal but after meeting Marc Albrighton’s adroit pass, a little luck entered the equation when his shot swerved past a wrong-footed Darlow after deflecting off Florian Lejeune. That said, Mahrez’s glorious crossfield pass which prefaced Albrighton’s assist merited proper reward.Hearteningly for Benítez, Newcastle refused to fold and, in the fallout from Merino’s panic-provoking header following a corner, Gayle’s left-footed shot deflected off Harry Maguire before whizzing past Schmeichel.With the game thrillingly open, Gayle shot marginally wide but Leicester’s counterattacking skill won it. Their decisive break concluded with Vardy riding Lejeune’s tackle before crossing, Shinji Okazaki shaping to shoot and Pérez’s desperate attempt to clear diverting the ball into his own net.The Japan striker was duly rewarded for playing on despite a head wound leaving him swathed in bandages. “Shinji’s kamikaze,” said the often inscrutable Puel. “He’s fantastic, he gives his body for the team.” match reports Merino’s recruitment was sanctioned and, overall, he looks a very good buy but, unusually, the Basque midfielder struggled here, looking ruffled whenever the thoroughly menacing Demarai Gray entered his sphere. By half-time the increasingly elusive Gray had, tantalisingly, curled a couple of shots inches wide.With Matt Ritchie’s own travails suggesting Newcastle’s right winger has hit a bit of a wall and needs a rest, Benítez could do with making a couple of signings next month with a Gray-esque capacity for making things happen. Unfortunately, with negotiations progressing slowly as Ashley and Amanda Staveley haggle over the terms of the latter’s mooted takeover, he remains unsure if he will be equipped with the funds needed to avert a relegation skirmish.Although Schmeichel saved smartly from Jacob Murphy, the trio of Gray, Mahrez and Ndidi were all in such impressive form that Leicester – who had a penalty appeal rejected when Jamie Vardy crumpled under DeAndre Yedlin’s challenge – appeared comfortably in control.An intensifying Arctic chill ensured spectators lost feeling in their fingers and toes, and early evening Geordie optimism ebbed away. Leicester City There were moments when Newcastle United showcased commendable resilience and resolve but Ayoze Pérez’s agonising late own goal means they have now collected only one point from their last seven games.As Claude Puel’s quietly effective “velvet” Leicester revolution continued with a third straight win and the home side’s 125th birthday party was ruined, Rafa Benítez had every right to look worried. Newcastle’s manager knows that simply holding their own requires his players to perform at maximum capacity.At times his team resembled the driver of a modest city run-about pressing their foot flat to the floor as they struggle to overtake lorries on a motorway. Togetherness and tenacity can only take a squad now hovering just above the relegation zone so far. Joselu celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Newcastle with just four minutes gone. Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle Utd via Getty Images The Observer Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Newcastle United Newcastle United 2-3 Leicester City: Premier League – as it happened Share on WhatsApp Antonio Conte concedes title after Chelsea’s bubble burst by West Ham Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

French strengthen Arc challenge with Kitesurf and Waldgeist trial victories

first_imgHorses trained in Britain and Ireland still dominate the betting for next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after the traditional trials over the big-race course and distance here on Sunday, but what had promised to be an almost token Arc challenge from France strengthened significantly over the afternoon, as André Fabre took the Prix Vermeille and the Prix Foy with Kitesurf and Waldgeist respectively.On a day of high-class action to end a stellar racing weekend across Europe, the action on the turf at the Curragh was overshadowed by the news that both Saxon Warrior, this year’s 2,000 Guineas winner, and Alpha Centauri, whose run through top fillies’ races included wins in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes, have both been retired after suffering injuries while racing at Leopardstown on Saturday. Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Thank you for your feedback. Share on Facebook Show Was this helpful? … we have a small favour to ask. 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We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Hide Read more Horse racing In France Waldgeist led home a 1-2-3 for the trainer who saddled a record-breaking seven Arc winners at the old Longchamp, and the four-year-old is now top-priced at around 12-1 to give Fabre his eighth success when the race returns to a newly rebuilt track on 7 October. Talismanic and Cloth Of Stars, who filled the places in the Foy, will join him in the field alongside Kitesurf, whose quirky winning performance in the Vermeille did at least conclude with a storming run up the straight.Waldgeist, though, looks like the leader of Fabre’s four-strong team. Talismanic was still travelling smoothly when Mickaël Barzalona sent him for home about a furlong out and last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf winner duly found a useful turn of foot. Waldgeist, though, picked him up with ease and was two-and-a-half lengths clear at the line.This was Waldgeist’s first race for 77 days following a narrow defeat of John Gosden’s Coronet in the Group One Grand Prix de St Cloud on 1 July. The bare form of that race gives Waldgeist something to find with Sea Of Class, who beat Coronet easily in the Yorkshire Oaks, and also with Coronet’s stable companion Enable, last year’s Arc winner, who is a stone in front on the official ratings. Fabre, though, targets the Arc above all other races and Waldgeist will surely be a better horse in three weeks’ time.Kitesurf, who is on offer at 25-1 for the Arc, produced a performance of two halves in the Vermeille. Fabre’s filly was last and apparently struggling to stay in touch with the field until the top of the straight but she then finished to impressive effect to run down Magic Wand, fifth behind Sea Of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks, and win by a head. /sport/2017/may/15/the-recap-sign-up-for-the-best-of-the-guardians-sport-coverage At the Curragh, Karl Burke took his second Group One in as many days when Havana Grey justified favouritism in the Flying Five, while Charlie Appleby’s Quorto was cut to around 8-1 for next year’s 2,000 Guineas after taking the Group One National Stakes.For Alpha Centauri, second behind Laurens in the Matron Stakes and Saxon Warrior, edged out by Roaring Lion in the Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday, there will be no more racing.“He badly damaged a tendon in the race and when we looked at him this morning, it wasn’t in a good place,” Aidan O’Brien, Saxon Warrior’s trainer, said. “There’s a tear in there and it’s a big pity. He was an amazing horse. Coming into this year, we thought he was a horse with a chance to win a Triple Crown.” Support The Guardian news Share via Email Topics Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Share on WhatsApp Roaring Lion and Oisin Murphy foil Ryan Moore’s dash to Leopardstown Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Quick guide Monday tips Hexham2.00 Globetrotter 2.30 Reverse The Charge 3.00 Vivant 3.30 Rebel Yeats 4.00 Cherry Princess 4.30 Rising Marienbard 5.00 Damut I’m OutBrighton2.10 Let Me In 2.40 Red Armour 3.10 Harlequin Rose 3.40 Freebe Rocks (nap) 4.10 Wiley Post (nb) 4.40 Frantical 5.10 Narjes 5.40 ImpartWorcester2.20 Phangio 2.50 Leoncavallo 3.20 Dinsdale 3.50 Stacey Sue 4.20 Midnight Sapphire 4.50 Kitikat Kempton 5.30 Athassel 6.00 Roca Magica 6.30 Kamikaze Lord 7.00 Cuban Heel 7.30 Climb Aboard 8.00 Decoration Of War 8.30 Klassique 9.00 Downtown Mombasa Reuse this contentlast_img read more

10 months agoRB Leipzig willing to sell Everton target Augustin

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say RB Leipzig willing to sell Everton target Augustinby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Leipzig are inviting offers for Jean-Kévin Augustin.RMC says RBL are putting the striker up for sale ahead of the January market.Augustin is a top target for Everton boss Marco Silva, which are prepared to offer €40m for the youngster.Everton’s interest sparked angry denials from RBL, but they’re now willing to sell.Augustin, 21, is tied to RBL until 2022. last_img read more

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth

first_imgCassidy Hubbarth at the ESPYs. Cassidy Hubbarth ESPN HotInstagram/HubbarthESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth is one of the network’s rising stars, there’s no doubt. Hubbarth, who joined the Worldwide Leader back in 2010, hosts NBA Tonight on ESPN2, works the desk for ESPN News and occasionally gets the look for SportsCenter. You’ll probably be seeing more of her in the near future, too.Where is she from? What has her career looked like? What are her interests? And is she single? We’ve got those answers and more, along with a few photos.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Cassidy Hubbarth Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

ESPN Releases Score Prediction For Ohio State-Washington

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing a red Ohio State jacket.GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches the action during the second half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)ESPN has released its prediction for Ohio State’s Rose Bowl matchup against Washington.The Buckeyes had a disappointing Sunday, as they learned that they missed the College Football Playoff despite finishing the season at 12-1, but they’ve earned a decent consolation prize.Ohio State will take on Washington in college football’s most-historic bowl game. It’ll be Urban Meyer’s first head coaching experience in the Rose Bowl.Who’s going to emerge with the victory?ESPN has released its prediction.Jimmy Lake’s defense vs. Ryan Day’s offense will be fun to watch, but Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins and his receivers make enough plays to outpace Jake Browning and the Huskies in coach Urban Meyer’s Rose Bowl debut. Haskins throws for three scores on the talented Washington secondary in what likely will be his final college game.Prediction: Ohio State 34, Washington 21Ohio State and Washington are set to kick off at 5 p.m. E.T. on New Year’s Day.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

Clemson Announces Dexter Lawrence’s Status For Monday’s Title Game

first_imgClemson superstar Dexter Lawrence.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 01: Dexter Lawrence #90 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Clemson will be without star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence on the field in Monday night’s national championship game against Alabama, though he will be in attendance.Lawrence is able to travel with the team, but he won’t suit up and play against the Crimson Tide. Lawrence is one of three Clemson players suspended by the NCAA for a failed drug test before the team’s national semifinal against Notre Dame.Lawrence reportedly tested positive for a banned substance.He, tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella are in the process of appealing the NCAA’s decision, but it looks like the process is still ongoing.Because of that, all three won’t be able to play.Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence will not play in the CFP championship. pic.twitter.com/QyUGtNhaUX— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) January 3, 2019Lawrence finished the season with 44 tackles (7.5 for loss), 15 quarterback pressures, three pass breakups and 1.5 sacks in 13 games.Clemson and Alabama will play for the national championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Monday night.Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

We were motivated to get the win: Sergio Ramos after Real Madrid beat Sevilla

first_img Associated Press SevilleSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 16:34 IST Real Madrid’s players intensely chased Sevilla players at all times to regain possession (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKarim Benzema’s 64th-minute header clinched a 1-0 win for Real Madrid at SevillaThe loss was Sevilla’s first in the La Liga this seasonMadrid is in second place, behind leader Athletic Bilbao on goal differenceKarim Benzema scored in the second half to ensure Real Madrid rebounded from its poor performance in the Champions League with its first victory at Sevilla in four years.Benzema’s 64th-minute header clinched the 1-0 Spanish league victory on Sunday. It came with the pressure building on coach Zinedine Zidane after his team didn’t manage a shot on goal during a 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League group opener.Madrid’s players responded to their embarrassing performance in Paris on Wednesday – when Zidane criticized them for not giving enough effort – by intensely chasing Sevilla players at all times to regain possession.”We knew how tough it would be. We hadn’t won here in years,” said Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. “We can now relax some after all that has been said this week. When (Zidane) spoke about intensity, he was talking about paying attention to the details, about winning the individual battles, and today we showed we were motivated to get the win.”Both sides gave fans at El Pizjuan Stadium an attractive contest, featuring non-stop pressure and sleek passing combinations.Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik blocked a shot from a tight angle by Eden Hazard in the 35th after James Rodríguez stole possession from Fernando. Vaclik then saved a one-on-one situation against Dani Carvajal.Sevilla, coached by former Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui, responded with the combined speed of Lucas Ocampos and Jesus Navas on its right flank. Substitute Oliver Torres added more playmaking in the middle when he came on early in the second half.advertisementThe goal came after Madrid gained possession once again which allowed Carvajal to reach the end line and float a cross for Benzema to head over Vaclik, who was caught on his wrong foot.That was only the second goal Sevilla’s defense had conceded in six matches in all competitions this season.The loss was Sevilla’s first of the campaign.Madrid is in second place, behind leader Athletic Bilbao on goal difference. Granada, Real Sociedad, Sevilla and Atlético Madrid are one point behind. Struggling Barcelona, which lost 2-0 at Granada on Saturday, is in eighth place.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sergio RamosFollow Sevilla vs Real MadridFollow LA Liga We were motivated to get the win: Sergio Ramos after Real Madrid beat SevillaReal Madrid produced a gutsy performance to earn a 1-0 win at Sevilla on Sunday, which took them level on points at the top of La Liga.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Half chance for normal monsoon

first_imgThe probability of the South West monsoon this year being ‘Near Normal’ is 39 per cent, ‘Below Normal’ is 32 per cent and ‘Deficient’ is 17 per cent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared while making its first stage Long Range Forecast (LRF) on April 15, 2019. “The South West seasonal monsoon rainfall (June to September) over the country as a whole is likely to be near normal,” the national weather forecaster said. It also suggested that the probability of there being an ‘above normal’ monsoon is 10 per cent and that of it being ‘excess’ is two per cent. Also Read – A special kind of bondQuantitatively, the seasonal monsoon rainfall (June-September) was likely to be 96 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA), with a model error of ± 5 per cent, said the IMD. “Overall, the country is expected to have well-distributed rainfall scenario during the 2019 monsoon season, which will be beneficial to farmers in the country during the ensuing Kharif season,” a statement by the IMD read. “Weak El Nino conditions are likely to prevail during the monsoon season with reduced intensity in the later part of the season,” it stated. The forecaster had already declared in a March 29, 2019 press release that “El Nino conditions are likely to persist in the early part of the summer season and likely to weaken thereafter.” Also Read – Insider threat managementEl Nino, which is the unusual warming of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, disrupts global wind patterns affecting climatic conditions in tropical areas like Africa, sub-tropical areas like India as well as the extra-tropical areas like North America. In India, there is a relationship between El Nino events and hotter-than-usual summers along with a decrease in rainfall during the monsoon. Most of the time, these events have also led to drought conditions. In contrast to the IMD, weather agencies in other countries had declared weak El Nino conditions at the beginning of 2019. In January, Japan’s Meteorological Agency, which is also the Asian arm of the World Meteorological Organisation, said El Nino conditions were prevailing and that there was an 80 per cent chance of an El Nino phenomenon staying till spring season of 2019. The Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the National Weather Service in the United States of America also concluded, around the same time, that weak El Nino conditions had formed in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. In a March 14, 2019 update, the CPC says that “weak El Nino conditions are likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2019 with an 80 per cent probability and summer with a 60 per cent probability”. (The views expressed are of Down To Earth)last_img read more

Duke of Cambridge opens Brains Brewery in Cardiff

The Duke of Cambridge is in Wales to officially open the new Brains Brewery in Cardiff before attending the Wales vs Ireland Six Nations Match.Established in 1882, Brains is Wales’ biggest brewer and the official ale partner of the Welsh Rugby Union.His Royal Highness was given a tour of their new Dragon Brewery, where he spoke to production operatives and heard about the brewery’s latest developments.While there, the Duke also met with apprentices from a scheme that aims to help people out of long-term unemployment by training them as chefs in Brains pubs. read more

ABB gearless conveyor drive for wider range of motors

first_imgInnovative solution fulfills eco design requirements, improves reliability, saves energy costs and reduces overall maintenance costs for mining operators.ABB’s innovative gearless conveyor drive is available for use on a wider range of conveyor systems. Already proven on larger motors, the newest drive is designed for medium power range motors (1 to 3 MW per motor) to make this technology economically feasible for a broader range of conveyor systems, including the use on mobile equipment in mining operations. The new solution can be applied for both greenfield and brownfield systems, and significantly decreases the cost threshold for gearless conveyor technology.Fewer parts and new motor technology increase the reliability and efficiency of the overall conveyor system. A permanent magnet motor specifically designed for mining applications is a core element of this system that contributes to its reliability and ability to perform in the most challenging environments.The gearless conveyor drive system eliminates the gearbox from the drive. This reduces the number of main wear parts, so less maintenance is needed, and lengthens the lifespan of the equipment. The expected lifespan for the drive train increases by more than 10 years when compared to traditional geared systems, to a projected in service life of 25 years.Other advantages include a considerable reduction in the drive system’s footprint, so it can be installed in smaller spaces, less weight, and a reduction in the instrumentation required to operate the system. The gearless drive design is also more energy efficient, requiring less power, and operates more quietly, thus reducing noise emissions.In July 2017, the pilot project of this solution was installed in collaboration with Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) in the open-pit lignite mine Jänschwalde, located close to Cottbus, Germany. The new gearless solution was installed on a high capacity (15.000 t/h) discharge conveyor of a bucket chain excavator in parallel with the existing geared drive. Both drives connect to the same pulley shaft to allow for exact benchmarking. The gearless solution has performed better in regard to dynamic accuracy and overall efficiency than the existing traditional solution.The operational data demonstrate the advantages of the gearless solution with less components .A gearless solution is more reliable (with a 50% lower failure rate) and requires less maintenance. It is meeting eco design and energy performance requirements according to international standards to support mine site’s environmental approvals or certification. The new drive also consumes 5% less energy than the other installed drive.“The interest of LEAG in this pilot project mainly lies in the expectations related to higher efficiency, lower wear and hence less expenses for repairs and maintenance,” said Peter Scholze, Head of Service Open Pit Mines, LEAG.  “These results were verified from measurements and analytics taken during operations in the past few weeks. At the same time, the project proves LEAG’s interest in a future-oriented and innovative technical approach. Thanks to the close cooperation between LEAG and ABB, the project could be finalized within a short period of time. Since commissioning has taken place, the drive has been running smoothly.”The onsite team was impressed with ABB’s quick and flawless project commissioning, The operations and maintenance team also found the new system to be easy to learn, understand, and use, without any major difference in operation or handling when compared with the existing systems/ technology.last_img read more

Sharp unveils expensive 7inch A71GJB Galapagos Android tablet

first_imgSharp’s new A71GJ-B Galagpagos tablet might look like just another Android tablet — but it’s not. It’s a brand-new eight hundred dollar Android tablet. And it’s only a 7-incher.At one point, Sharp had given up on its Galapagos Android tablets, all but admitting they couldn’t compete with Apple (and didn’t want to). The original 5.5 and 10.8 inch tablets were discontinued in September, but at least they stuck around 10 months longer than the HP TouchPad.Now, however, Sharp is back with a new 7-inch Galapagos. But unlike other manufacturers who are busy cramming the quad-core  Tegra 3 into their new slates and shipping Ice Cream Sandwich, Sharp has churned out a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 model running Android 3.2. The yawns continue from there: 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras, microHDMI output, microSD expansion, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Its display pushes 1024×768 pixels. There’s really only one eyebrow-raising feature here: WiMAX support.But at $780, the A71GJ-B looks like it’s going to meet the same fate as Sharp’s previous Galapagos models — only much more quickly.The Acer Iconia Tab A100 is also a 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet, and it also offers 8GB of internal storage 2MP and 5MP cameras, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.  Sure, it’s only got 512MB of RAM, but it’s also only $299. That extra $481 should be more than enough to pay for some sort of pocketable WiMAX tethering solution if you really want to go that route and might’ve considered picking up the Galapagos.Of course, the tablet’s scheduled for a Japan-only release on December 9th — so you might never have been able to buy one anyway.More at TechCrunchlast_img read more

Patrick Hutch protected by dissidents north of border as he prepares to

first_img Short URL By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 27th 2019, 6:06 AM Patrick Hutch protected by dissidents north of border as he prepares to leave for Europe It is thought Hutch will leave for the continent in the coming days. GARDAÍ ARE LIAISING with the PSNI after Patrick Hutch is apparently keeping a low profile in a safehouse north of the border.Hutch was released from custody last week following the collapse of the Regency Hotel murder trial. Hutch (26) of Champions Avenue, Dublin 1, had pleaded not guilty to the murder of David Byrne (34) at the Regency Hotel in Dublin on 5 February 2016.Gardaí immediately put in place a significant security plan around Dublin’s north inner city, where Hutch lives, as well as around areas where other members of the gang live. But reliable sources have said that Hutch is now in Northern Ireland and is keeping himself out of the public eye by using a safehouse used by another Hutch associate. This man has escaped an attempt on his life in recent years. TheJournal.ie understands that Patrick Hutch is also receiving protection from a number of dissidents linked to the criminal organisation. Police officers on both sides of the border believe Hutch will leave the island of Ireland in the coming days.Hutch had previously received a Garda Information Message (GIM) – an official letter from gardaí that a person’s life is in danger. He was informally told before leaving the CCJ that this threat is still very much active, if not more so following his release. Multiple security sources familiar with the feud, which has so far taken at least 15 lives, believe that it is only a matter of time before a return to violence in Ireland or Spain. One said: “It’s the same old story. It’s another head for the other side to chase now. He’d want to get the head down somewhere safe for a while. There’s only so much gardaí can do for someone in his situation.” The Regency Hotel trial collapsed last week – mostly as a result of the death of the lead prosecutor in the case. Gsoc is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Detective Superintendent Colm Fox.Superintendent Fox was found dead in his office at Ballymun Garda Station in February of last year.The highly regarded detective was found dead on the evening of 10 February 2018 in his office at Ballymun garda station. His official firearm was recovered at the scene, foul play was not suspected and it was treated as a personal tragedy. Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 6:05 AM Share10 Tweet Email1 30 Comments 50,331 Views https://jrnl.ie/4512644 last_img read more

2 vehicles engulfed by flames in Hialeah

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Two vehicles caught fire outside of a Hialeah home at around 7 a.m., Monday.Hialeah Fire Rescue responded to the area of West 15th Avenue and 76th Street and found a golf cart and pickup truck on fire.The side of the house the two vehicles were parked next to was also burned.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

iPads Could Change How Harris County Deputies Assess Mental Health Crises

first_img– / 5Phase I revealed a savings of $26,244 over the span of 30 calls, according to an analysis by The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. It cited savings from either jail diversion, avoiding hospital transportation, or by not activating other crisis resources. .Final meeting of @HCSO_MHU, @TheHarrisCTR and @verizon before implementation of phase 2 of our telehealth pilot scheduled to start Wednesday, July 11th. Thank you @verizon, Apple, and @TheHarrisCTR for your collaboration. We are excited about this next step. fw pic.twitter.com/G6iCIOhKyU— Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau (@HCSO_MHU) June 26, 2018 Mental health and law enforcementHarris County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Gomez is part of the Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT). It operates in collaboration with the Houston Police Department, and is also under The Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau: the newest bureau at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.“Mental health calls are very, very dangerous for law enforcement,” said Gomez. “People in that type of situation are very, very unpredictable…. Unfortunately we meet them in their darkest moments, and we try to bring light into that situation.”Allison LeeDeputy Gomez responds to a call, as part of the Crisis Intervention Response Team, on July 13, 2018.The pilot program is wrapping up Phase II, which tests different software and utilizes counselors from The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, rather than only psychiatrists. The same local mental health authority is already involved with CIRT.Gomez said, so far, people have been receptive to the iPads.“Sometimes they won’t talk to police officer or be honest with us- but when you offer that option to talk to someone else- maybe via iPad- they’ll be more honest with the clinician or psychiatrist that they are, indeed, suicidal or they’re actually hearing voices, or they’re in a mental health crisis,” said Gomez. The nation’s fourth largest jail resides in Harris County, with a population of about 9,000 inmates. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) says a quarter of those inmates suffer from some form of mental illness.To help alleviate a slew of problems that come with over-jailing or over-hospitalizing people who have a mental illness, the sheriff’s department unveiled a Telepsychiatry pilot program. Since its launch in December, the program has garnered attention from California to Canada. Harris County officials believe it’s one of the first programs of its kind, if not the first program of its kind.The new initiative connects deputies in the field with counselors and psychiatrists on iPads. X 00:00 /04:03center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Allison LeeHarris County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Gomez, 31, brings out his iPad for the new Telepsychiatry pilot program. Listen How it worksGomez’ partner, Michael Hawkins, is a licensed counselor, who normally patrols with him and is on scene for calls. But during Phase II of this program, he is communicating with Gomez and citizens via the iPad.Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeDeputy Gomez gives an iPad to a woman for assessment on July 13, 2018.Hawkins has been responding to calls with the Crisis Intervention Response Team for over a decade, and is new to this process with the sheriff’s office.“We are able to be there at the person’s worst time in their life and intervene and help and give then comfort and aid at that time, that they’re having extreme distress,” said Hawkins. “And it’s a really privilege to be a part of this, whether it’s on iPad or in a patrol car.”Allison LeeDeputy Jose Gomez and clinician Michael Hawkins reconnect after an in-field assessment using the iPad on July 13, 2018.Since Harris County is so large, at over 1,700 square miles, there is potential for a lot of travel time when responding to calls. This program minimizes some of that, and allows clinicians to be immediately available to other deputies who may need assistance.Although, Hawkins said, it’s a little more challenging to establish rapport over an iPad. But he’s going to try to overcome that, he said.“As a clinician and a counselor, I prefer to be face-to-face. Because I can pick up on so many different things and establish rapport,” said Hawkins. “But I definitely can see benefits, absolutely, of time and manpower of this program.”  The pilot functions in accordance with HIPPA laws of privacy..@HCSO_MHU, @verizon, @TheHarrisCTR & Apple Computers met yesterday to discuss implementation of phase 2 of the #telehealth program in the @HCSOTexas. Patrol deputies will be able to consult w/ a psychiatrist at the NeuroPsychiatric Cntr as well as clinicians via an iPad. fw pic.twitter.com/JI8W7DSqf3— Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau (@HCSO_MHU) June 22, 2018Telepsychiatry has been used in various jails and prisons for a while, and this new pilot is based on the Houston Fire Department’s ETHAN project, which stands for Emergency Tele-health and Navigation. It connects EMS personnel with doctors, in order to better triage in the field.And Program Manager Frank Webb, of HCSO’s Bureau of Mental Health and Jail Diversion, said the same model can be effective to assess mental health situations.“Hospital emergency departments across the nation are being inundated with people mental health problems brought in by law enforcement,” said Webb. “Medical directors at a lot of these hospitals have told me a lot of these people don’t need to be there.”Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeA concerned mother talks with a psychiatrist via an iPad about her teenage daughter, during Phase I of the HCSO Telepsychiatry pilot program.Webb said the ability to bring mental health care straight to people who need it is key. He recounted a call during Phase I, with a teenage daughter who reportedly had suicidal thoughts. The mother was concerned, because she couldn’t get an appointment with a psychiatrist for another two weeks.“Her daughter got worse, so she called… and she was able to actually talk to the psychiatrist via the iPad in her bedroom- both the mother and the daughter,” said Webb. “So, it’s pretty amazing that you can bring psychiatry into someone’s house.”The first two phases only involved three deputies for a few dozen calls. If all goes as planned, the next phase is a 6 month initiative involving 25 deputies, said Webb. Sharelast_img read more

Multiple copies of the Standard Model could solve the hierarchy problem

first_img Citation: Multiple copies of the Standard Model could solve the hierarchy problem (2017, January 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-01-multiple-standard-hierarchy-problem.html 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. Dark matter may be hiding in a hidden sector Journal information: Physical Review Letters So the hierarchy problem is often stated as a problem with the Higgs field: specifically, why is the Higgs vacuum expectation value so much smaller than the largest energy scales in the universe, in particular the scale at which gravity (by far the weakest of the forces) becomes strong? Reconciling this apparent discrepancy would impact physicists’ understanding of particle physics at the most fundamental level.”The hierarchy problem is one of the deepest questions in particle physics, and almost every one of its known solutions corresponds to a different vision of the universe,” Raffaele Tito D’Agnolo, a physicist at Princeton, told Phys.org. “Identifying the correct answer will not just solve a conceptual puzzle, but will change the way we think about particle physics.”In a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, D’Agnolo and his coauthors have proposed a solution to the hierarchy problem that involves multiple (up to 1016) copies of the Standard Model, each with a different Higgs vacuum expectation value. In this model, the universe consists of many sectors, each of which is governed by its own version of the Standard Model with its own Higgs vacuum expectation value. Our sector is the one with the smallest nonzero value.If, in the very early universe, all sectors had comparable temperatures and seemingly equal chances of dominating, why did our sector, with the smallest nonzero Higgs vacuum expectation value, come to dominate? The physicists introduce a new mechanism called a “reheaton field” that explains this by reheating the universe as it decays. The physicists show that there are several ways in which the reheaton field could have preferentially decayed into and deposited the majority of its energy into the sector with the smallest Higgs vacuum expectation value, causing this sector to eventually dominate and become our observable universe.Compared to other proposed solutions to the hierarchy problem, such as supersymmetry and extra dimensions, the new proposal—which the physicists call “N-naturalness”—is different in that the solution does not rely solely on new particles. Although the new proposal shares some features with both supersymmetry and extra dimensions, one of its unique characteristics is that it is not only new particles, but more importantly cosmological dynamics, that is central to the solution. “N-naturalness is qualitatively different from the solutions to the hierarchy problem proposed in the past, and it predicts signals in cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments and large-scale structure surveys, two probes of nature that were thought to be unrelated to the problem,” D’Agnolo said.As the physicists explain, it should be possible to detect signatures of N-naturalness by searching for signs of the existence of other sectors. For instance, future CMB experiments might detect extra radiation and changes in neutrino cosmology, since neutrinos in nearby sectors are expected to be slightly heavier and less abundant than those in our sector. This approach is interesting for another reason: the neutrinos in the other sectors are also a viable dark matter candidate, which the researchers plan to study in more detail. Future experiments might also find signatures of N-naturalness in the form of a larger-than-expected mass of axion particles, as well as supersymmetric signatures due to possible connections to supersymmetry.”If new relativistic species are not detected by the next generation of CMB experiments (Stage 4), then I will stop thinking of N-naturalness as a possible solution to the hierarchy problem,” D’Agnolo said. “According to the current timeline, these experiments should start taking data around 2020 and reach their physics goals in approximately five years.” (Phys.org)—One of the unanswered questions in particle physics is the hierarchy problem, which has implications for understanding why some of the fundamental forces are so much stronger than others. The strengths of the forces are determined by the masses of their corresponding force-carrying particles (bosons), and these masses in turn are determined by the Higgs field, as measured by the Higgs vacuum expectation value.center_img Explore further More information: Nima Arkani-Hamed et al. “Solving the Hierarchy Problem at Reheating with a Large Number of Degrees of Freedom.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.251801. Also at arXiv:1607.06821 [hep-ph] © 2017 Phys.org In the proposed model, the universe contains multiple sectors, each of which is governed by its own version of the Standard Model with its own Higgs vacuum expectation value. The sector with the smallest non-zero vacuum expectation value contains our copy of the Standard Model. Credit: Arkani-Hamed et al. ©2016 American Physical Societylast_img read more