Through the last 25 years, Pearl Jam has defined themselves as one of the premier rock bands of a generation. The band puts so much energy into their music and performances, offering an array of musical styles within the confines of their high powered rock n’ roll. Sometimes, that array includes acoustic-driven music, which has become the focus for a new band playlist.Yesterday, Pearl Jam revealed a new playlist called “Acoustic Tracks”, dubbed “a collection of acoustic tracks hand picked from the band’s discography. This playlist includes entirely acoustic tracks and those with acoustic elements.” There are selections from the band’s MTV Unplugged session, from the band’s comprehensive discography, and additional live cuts that span the band’s career.So sit back and enjoy some acoustic Pearl Jam for the next two hours. That’s what we’ll be doing!
STUART Broad hopes he has silenced those who had written him off after taking his 500th Test wicket and being named man-of-the-series in England’s triumph over West Indies.Broad finished with match figures of 10-67 after claiming the first and last wickets on the final day of the third Test at Old Trafford, where England won by 269 runs to regain the Wisden Trophy.The England paceman trapped Kraigg Brathwaite lbw to become the seventh bowler to join the 500 club, a landmark James Anderson reached by dismissing the same batsman in 2017.Broad took 4-36 on day five and Chris Woakes finished with magnificent figures of 5-50 to bowl the tourists out for only 129.England great Broad was furious at being left out for England’s defeat in the first Test at the Rose Bowl and responded by taking six wickets last week, before claiming 10 and scoring a quick-fire half-century in the decider.He told Test Match Special: “I was really down that week (in Southampton), but I’ve got some brilliant people around me to pick me up.“I knew I was bowling well, I knew I was in good rhythm, so it was great to get an opportunity when we got here to have the chance to take some wickets.”Broad revealed he got the answers he was looking for when he spoke to head coach Chris Silverwood and national selector Ed Smith after being omitted for the opening Test and was fuelled to prove a point in Manchester.“I had a really good chat with Silverwood and Ed Smith. To be honest it was always unrealistic to expect any seamer would play all six of these Test matches this summer with them being back-to-back and workloads,” he said.“I was just disappointed I wasn’t chosen for that first game, but I sort of knew deep down I would get an opportunity.“If I get challenged or I feel like there is a bit of a point to prove, I’m a competitive person anyway, but I came to Manchester with the bit between my teeth and it does feel really good to have been able to put some performances in.“I think it’s not as if the management staff thought that I couldn’t do it anymore, because my record over the last 18 months particularly has been pretty strong, but it’s always good to be on winning sides for England and to have contributed to winning Test matches.“When you cross 30 it’s easy to write you off; when you are 34 it’s much easier to write you off, but I hope I’ve quietened the writers-off a little bit.” (Yahoo Sport)Leading Test wicket-takersBowler Wickets TestsMuttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka/ICC) 800 133Shane Warne (Australia) 708 145Anil Kumble (India) 619 132James Anderson (England) 589 153Glenn McGrath (Australia) 563 124Courtney Walsh (West Indies) 519 132Stuart Broad (England) 500 140
Matt Harris collected a groundball at midfield and carried it past a parted Bryant defense right to the doorstep.But as he reared his pole over his head to bounce a shot past goalie Gunnar Waldt, the Bryant sophomore went into a half split. Then covered his five-hole with his stick. Then personified a wall.With less than three minutes left in the game, the Bulldogs clung to a two-goal lead and somehow, Waldt made a save worth a tad more than his other 12 on the night.“I was just trying to run down and make a play, and to be honest kind of closed my eyes like I always do,” said Harris, a senior, with swelled eyes. “Now I can’t say that because I’m not playing anymore.”In a staggering upset, Waldt helped Bryant (16-4, 5-1 Northeast) hand second-seeded Syracuse (11-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) a first-round exit from the NCAA tournament in the Carrier Dome on Sunday night. The Bulldogs edged the Orange 10-9, and Bryant leaned on the play of its sturdy netminder throughout — most notably in the fourth quarter, when Waldt made eight saves on 18 SU shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWaldt, who stands 5 feet, 10 inches and weighs 235 pounds, forced Dylan Donahue to hit the post in the final seconds of the Orange’s season, punctuating the win and sending his teammates flying about the field.That was the moment Waldt was asked about, repeatedly, as he beamed through Bryant’s postgame press conference. Yet it was his work in the other 59 minutes and change that made the last-second heroics possible.“It’s something we’ve grown accustomed to,” Bryant head coach Mike Pressler said after the game. “I’ll say it again here, he’s the best goalie in college lacrosse and I haven’t seen anybody match him week to week.“He seems to always rise and play at his best on the big stage when we need him most.”That was Sunday, as the Bulldogs looked to pull off a first-round upset of the Orange after falling to SU in a nearly identical situation a year ago.In that game, Waldt yielded 11 goals — including two of the Orange’s three fourth-quarter goals before being pulled for the final three minutes — as Syracuse mounted a late comeback to win 12-7.From the start of Sunday’s game, his thirst for revenge was palpable.“They played a great game,” SU head coach John Desko said. “Especially the goaltender.”When Bryant broke its pregame huddle, Waldt sprinted to the crease and smacked his hand into the netting of his stick before bobbing between the pipes.Syracuse took a lot of first-half possession thanks to strong play by its defense and goalie Dominic Lamolinara, but couldn’t muster more than four goals in the first two frames. Because Waldt was seeing the ball so well, Bryant felt comfortable settling into a compact zone that forced SU to shoot from long range — a defensive approach BU continued throughout the game.SU attacks took what the Bulldogs gave them but struggled away from the crease. And as the long-range shots kept soaring above the cage, the SU offense tried to beat Waldt low but didn’t fare any better.“I was seeing the high shots really well,” Waldt said. “For the low ones I just lowered my stance, was also seeing the ball well and just tried to get my big body in the way.”After holding Syracuse to four goals in the first half and five goals through three quarters, he elevated his game even as he let in shots. After Kevin Rice drew SU within a goal at 9-8 with 3:56 to play, Waldt turned away Harris. Minutes later, he shouldered Syracuse into an early offseason as the final whistle sounded.But that time it wasn’t a save. Instead, Waldt’s first-rate performance ended with the ringing of a point-blank shot hitting the post.It was just that kind of night.“Just hold the pipe,” Waldt said. “I knew he was going low so I just went to my knees and held the pipe. Thank God he hit the pipe.” Comments Published on May 12, 2014 at 12:45 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories UNDERDOGS: Bryant upsets Syracuse 10-9 in NCAA tournament 1st round
(Visited 64 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.The case of HD 80806b may undo decades of theory about planet formation. According to Science Daily, this planet, orbiting a star in Ursa Major with a wildly eccentric orbit of 111 days, cannot have formed the way astronomers thought. It’s an oddball in the class of “hot Jupiters” (large planets that orbit close to a star), which themselves were theory-busters when they were first detected.For centuries, the solar system was viewed as a standard blueprint for planetary systems in the universe, with a star (our sun) at the center of a circular track, and a planet orbiting within each lane. Smaller, rockier planets fill the interior lanes, and larger gas giants orbit further out.But over the last 20 years, more powerful telescopes have revealed, far from our solar system, a host of exotic systems with completely unexpected configurations. “Hot Jupiters,” for example, are massive “roaster” planets that circle scorchingly close to their stars. Scientists have puzzled over how these gas giants, which supposedly form far from their stars, end up on such blistering orbits.Astronomers quickly worked out theory-rescuing schemes. The hot Jupiters initially formed far from their stars like they were supposed to, but got caught in spiral conveyor belts that made them migrate to their current locations (5/04/14).Now comes a hot Jupiter detected by JPL’s Spitzer Space Telescope that throws the rescued theory into the falsification bin. HD 80806b has these unusual features:It has the size of Jupiter but 4 times the mass.It has a wildly eccentric orbit similar to that of a comet, with an aphelion as far from its star as the orbit of Earth is to the sun, but a perihelion that nearly touches the star. If it had migrated inward as theory predicts, its orbit should have circularized long ago.On closest approach, the planet’s atmosphere heats up to 2,000° F, enough to cause hurricane force winds and intense heat in its atmosphere. If Earth came that close, its entire surface would melt into magma and its atmosphere would be stripped away.Hot Jupiters are supposed to be gas planets with “squishy” interiors that circularize their orbits quickly due to tidal dissipation. For HD 80806b to have such an eccentric orbit, it cannot be as squishy as predicted, implying that it could keep its eccentric orbit for another 10 billion years.The planet’s rotation rate is 90 days, “twice as long as predicted for this planet.”The intense heat at perihelion cools back down within 10 hours, scientists calculate, and then it stays cool for the next 111 days. Still, if the planet were 100 million years old, it should have experienced 900,000 close passages. Astrobiology Magazine explains what happens each time around:“As the planet gets closer to the star, it feels a burst of starlight, or radiation. The atmosphere becomes a cauldron of chemical reactions, and the winds ramp up far beyond hurricane force,” said Laughlin, a co-author on the Spitzer study, which is accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.Could its atmosphere survive close to a million trips like that? An embedded video clip from the Spitzer team shows infrared measurements glowing almost white-hot at perihelion. It would seem that each close passage would increase atmospheric escape, such that the entire atmosphere would be lost in relatively short order.Quotes from the articles show theorists at a complete loss to explain this planet.Now an even weirder planetary system may render the puzzle more challenging. [Science Daily]If this is the case [that HD 80806b is not migrating as fast and is not as squishy as predicted], de Wit says scientists may have to rethink theories on how hot Jupiters are formed, as it implies that the underlying migration mechanism may not be as efficient as once believed.De Wit says that alternative theories for how hot Jupiters form — in which gas giants develop close to their stars or smoothly spiral inward with the help of planet-forming disks — may be more likely explanations for hot Jupiter evolution. [Ibid.]“This system is undoubtedly very unique as it seems to challenge in many ways our understanding of planet-star interactions and planet formation,” de Wit says. [Ibid.]At first, hot Jupiters were considered oddballs, since we don’t have anything like them in our own solar system. But as more were found, in addition to many other smaller planets that orbit very closely to their stars, our solar system started to seem like the real misfit. [Astrobiology Magazine]“We thought our solar system was normal, but that’s not so much the case,” said astronomer Greg Laughlin of the University of California, Santa Cruz, co-author of a new study from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope that investigates hot Jupiter formation. [Ibid.]As common as hot Jupiters are now known to be, they are still shrouded in mystery. How did these massive orbs form, and how did they wind up so shockingly close to their stars? [Ibid.]“We are starting to learn how long it may take for hot Jupiter migration to occur,” said de Wit. “Our theories said it shouldn’t take that long because we don’t see migrating hot Jupiters very often.” [Ibid.]“The long time scales we are observing here suggest that a leading migration mechanism may not be as efficient for hot Jupiter formation as once believed,” said Laughlin. [Ibid.]The Spitzer study suggests that competing theories for hot Jupiter formation — in which gas giants form “in situ,” or close to their stars, or smoothly spiral inward with the help of planet-forming disks — may be preferred. [Ibid.]A rotation rate of 90 hours is much slower than what is predicted for HD 80606b, puzzling astronomers, and adding to the enduring mystique of hot Jupiters. [Ibid.]Indeed, it’s hard to find anything the experts got right about this exoplanet. And if this example is wrong, it reflects on theories of other hot Jupiters, theories of planet formation, and the structure of other stellar planetary systems. Even more important, it accentuates the uniqueness of our own solar system with its one life-friendly planet.This is a great opportunity. If “competing theories… may be preferred,” can we suggest one? “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth.” Maybe he created hot Jupiters and oddballs like HD 80806b to confound those who are wise in their own eyes. That’s something He likes to do (I Corinthians 1:26-29), because the first step toward reconciliation with the Creator is humility and shame for disobedience to His word.
4 September 2012 South Africa’s state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) enjoyed its highest ever level of investment in the local economy in 2011, with a record number of funds approved for economic development projects across the country. Announcing the company’s 2011/12 annual results in Johannesburg on Monday, chief executive officer Geoffrey Qhena said the IDC had approved funding worth R13.5- billion, an increase on the R8.7-billion approved the year before. The number of funding approvals also increased from 221 in 2010/11 to 293 in 2011/12. Qhena said the company’s objective was to grow the local economy through the development of industrial capacity, leading to the creation of jobs.‘Driving investment in economic priorities’ Last year, Economic Minister Ebrahim Patel announced that the IDC would make R102-billion available over the next five years to drive investment in the economic priorities identified in the New Growth Path. “We expect the IDC to continue ramping up its performance,” Patel said at the release of the annual results. “As part of the contribution of the IDC to industrial development, we have begun to measure the speed with which it considers and decides on applications. It is making steady progress to improve turnaround times. “I have asked the IDC to consider the cost of its facilities to ensure that it is affordable and provides real support to manufacturers,” Patel said.Contributing to the renewable energy sector A significant part of the IDC’s approvals over the past year have been in the green and renewable energy sector. The IDC participated in funding for 12 of the projects that received preferred bidder status during the first round of the Renewable Energy Procurement Program (REPP). It also launched the Green Jobs report, as well as the Green Energy Efficiency Fund (GEEF) to provide-low cost funding to businesses to implement energy-saving technologies. It has launched a Green Bond to raise finance for renewable sector investments. It has also set aside R25-billion towards the development of green industries over the next five years. “The IDC is emerging as a leader in the development of green industries,” Qhena said. In April, the Small Enterprise Finance Agency was launched – a result of a merger between Khula, the SA Micro Finance Apex Fund and the IDC’s small business lending portfolio. The agency focuses on lending up to R3-million to small, micro and medium-sized businesses. SANews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter
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Larissa Burnouf APTN News If you watch the popular TV show Fear the Walking Dead, you’ll know him as the character Crazy Dog.He’s also recognizable on many popular television shows and even on the big screen and like many of us, Cree actor Justin Rain returns home for the holidays – but not only to visit family and friends.This holiday season, Rain spent several days visiting a handful of remote First Nations communities in his home Province of Saskatchewan.This trip is not a new one for Rain, he makes it a point to return to Northern Saskatchewan annually.He speaks openly to First Nations youth about the darker times in his life – nearly dying from drugs and alcohol at a young age.“I overdosed in my senior year of high school three times and since then I’ve been clean and sober,” said Rain.“I’ve been clean and sober for about 17 years now and I enjoy going to communities and sharing my story of inspiration about why I don’t drink or use drugs.”He believes that talking openly about his own journey can be used to help others facing similar issues including suicide.“I’ve lost friends to suicide,” he said. “On a few occasions, I seriously considered taking my own life. And I think it’s important for us, people in my position, to visit and share our own personal insights and what we’ve discovered along the way to make it through.”Rain said the only way to move through life on a positive path is through creative expression, which can include everything from dancing, painting, singing, writing, or even acting.“I truly believe that every single one of us is an artist in some way, shape or form. And if we stop creating, we will inevitably start destroying in other ways, [through] various addictions and abuses” he said.Rain said when people abuse substances, they suppress who they are and where they come from and it’s a vicious cycle that nearly killed him.He says being creative and artistic in many ways has continued to lead him down a good path in life and taken his career to new [email protected]