first_imgSatellite observations have shown that the largest and most prolonged Maud Rise open‐ocean polynya since the 1970s appeared on 14 September 2017 (~9.3 × 103 km2) within the seasonal sea‐ice cover which expanded maximum on 1 December 2017 (~298.1 × 103 km2) and existed for 79 days. Record negative anomalies of sea‐ice concentration were observed in and around the polynya. The occurrence of the polynya was associated with a large cyclonic eddy and negative wind stress curl that facilitated melting of sea‐ice. Concurrently, a region of positive sea level pressure anomalies extended over the entire northern Weddell Sea accompanied by record low negative anomalies (deep depressions) over the southwest Weddell Sea and the Maud Rise. The atmospheric circulation anomalies advected moist‐warm air from the midlatitudes, resulted a record atmospheric warming (~11.5 °C) in the Maud Rise that favored this rare event as one of the largest open‐ocean polynyas.last_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg: South African mountaineer Saray Khumalo on Thursday became the first black woman from the continent to reach Mount Everests summit.Saray Khumalo has been mountaineering for charity and awareness purposes for about six years, as she has been raising funds for the education of her country’s children.“A short while ago, Saray N’kusi Khumalo reached the top of the world. With her birth in Zambia, Rwandan bloodline and now a South African, this sister of Africa has achieved her goal of becoming the first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest,” Summits with a Purpose, a platform founded by Khumalo in 2013, announced on Facebook.“It will be two days before she arrives back to Base Camp and shares with everyone about her achievement,” they added.This was Khumalo’s fourth attempt to climb Everest, which at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) is the highest peak on Earth. Bad weather in 2014 and a devastating earthquake in 2015 in Nepal held her back from reaching Everest’s peak.This journey is dedicated to Thandi Ndlovu Children’s Foundation which aims to help marginalized and orphaned children in South Africa.In 2012, Khumalo climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters) in Tanzania as well as Aconcagua (6,962 meters) in Argentina. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

first_img LIVE TV Also read | NBA: Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for abusing refereeAlso read | NBA: Anthony Davis hits the 40-20 mark and breaks LA Lakers record 10 months ago NBA: Rockets fan arrested for allegedly punching Pelicans’ coach COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago NBA: Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for abusing referee WE RECOMMEND Devika Pawar FOLLOW US Final 📊Eric – 20p/4r/2b/1a/1sGlenn – 17p/1r/1a/1s/1bD’Angelo – 15p/6r/6aWillie – 12p/5r/1bKy – 10p/3s/1r/1aStephen – 9p/6a/5r/2b/1sJordan – 9p/3r/2aAlec – 7p/2a/1rDraymond – 4p/6r/4a/1sOmari – 4p/6rDamion – 3p/3r/1a pic.twitter.com/6fEsYmTi1S— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 31, 2019 First Published: 31st October, 2019 11:43 IST A CT scan will determine whether Stephen Curry needs surgery on his broken left hand.— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) October 31, 2019center_img Warriors’ star player Stephen Curry broke his left hand while playing Phoenix Suns. The Golden State Warriors guard injured his left hand after falling on his left hand on Thursday, October 31. The MVP was slow to get up and had to leave the game midway. Soon after, the Warriors announced that Curry has broken his left hand. A CT scan will be done to understand the extent of the injury. Stephen Curry has a broken left hand.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 31, 2019 Last Updated: 31st October, 2019 11:43 IST NBA: Stephen Curry Breaks Left Hand After Bad Fall Against Suns Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry broke his hand after falling on his left wrist while playing the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, October 31 at Chase Center. Written By Also read | NBA 2019: Boston Celtics vs Mliwaukee Bucks player ratings, result Curry drove and elevated, with Suns’ Aron Baynes standing firm on his feet. Curry leapt with the ball but crashed straight into Baynes. Curry fell to the ground, trying to brace himself. However, Baynes went down with Curry, falling on his left wrist. The two-time MVP was down for a considerable amount of time, before getting up and exiting the court with 8:31 minutes left to Q3. Curry was clearly in pain as he made his way to the locker room. Curry had scored nine points, six assists and five rebounds before he had to walk out. Warriors lost the game 110-121. Also read | NBA: Rockets fan arrested for allegedly punching Pelicans’ coachNBA news: What could Stephen Curry’s injury mean for the Warriors?Losing Curry due to an injury could be a serious blow to the Warriors. Curry is their eldest and longest-tenured player. Already struggling with their new team, the team could suffer if Curry remains gone for an extended period of time. With Kein Durant’s departure to Brooklyn and Klay Thompson recovering from a torn ACL surgery in his left knee since July 2, the Warriors have had some difficulty in starting the season. SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA: Anthony Davis hits the 40-20 mark and breaks LA Lakers record 10 months ago NBA: Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks result and player ratings 10 months ago NBA: New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors match previewlast_img read more

first_imgPreviousUC Riverside’s Dean Miller, (#20), bats against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival and Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad meet at home plate before the start of their non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival talks with pitcher Riley Ohl, (#51), during Saturday’s non-conference game against Nebraska at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsNebraska head coach Darin Erstad, watches from the dugout during Saturday’s non-conference game against UC Riverside at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Riley Ohl, (#51), delivers a pitch in the first inning to Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach, (#1), during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Damien Sanchez,(#1), misses the ball as Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach, (#1), slides into second base safely during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)Nebraska’s Angelo Altavilla, (#7), turns a double play as UC Riverside’s Alec Arnone, (#7), during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Nick Kafer,(#18), reaches for a fly ball against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Cole Pofek, (#23), rounds second base as Nebraska’s, Cam Chick,(#29), mishandles a ground ball during Saturdays non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Cole Pofek, (#23), slides home safely in the first inning against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Travis Bohall,(#30), slides safely into home during Saturday’s non-conference game against Nebraska at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach, (#1), catches UC Riverside’s Dylan Orick,(#35), during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Dean Miller, (#20), bats against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival and Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad meet at home plate before the start of their non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)NextShow Caption1 of 12UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival and Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad meet at home plate before the start of their non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)ExpandRIVERSIDE – The dozens of card games, hundreds of lunches and road trips all over the continent, the thousands of hours of conversations on every element of the game of baseball when they were Los Angeles Angels teammates and this is what Troy Percival remembers the most about Darin Erstad.And no, it wasn’t the obvious connection you’d think. It wasn’t Erstad putting away Kenny Lofton’s fly ball – one induced by Percival on the mound – for the final out of the 2002 World Series.“I remember I came into a game to get a courtesy inning,” Percival said. “He had just come off a concussion and made a diving play that gave him another concussion. So I go to the hospital to see him and ask him, ‘What are you doing? That game was over.’ He goes, ‘No. The ball is never falling.’“I’ve never forgotten that. Especially when you’re on the mound, the ball is never falling. That’s just who he is. It’s fun to watch what he turns his teams into. They follow a good leader.” Erstad’s Nebraska Cornhuskers followed their leader into Riverside this weekend for a four-game series with Percival’s UC Riverside Highlanders. It’s the third season in a row the two former Angels teammates have started their collegiate seasons playing each other by coaching their respective alma maters, but the first time they’ve brought the series to the Riverside Sports Complex, where Percival’s retired No. 40 features prominent on the center-field wall. The previous two seasons, the teams met at the Angels’ spring-training complex in Mesa, Ariz., splitting four games.Related Articles Son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar charged with stabbing attack on neighbor NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to fall sport athletes, addresses scholarships in light of COVID-19 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “As soon as I got the job here, I called him and started getting advice, because this is not an easy job to do if you were never an assistant,” Percival said. “I picked his brain pretty much four, five times a week. I was calling him asking questions like ‘How do you start the program? How do you get your influence into the team?’ Just everything top to bottom and he was always there to answer the call.”Erstad answered the call during the offseason, when Percival called to inquire about – naturally – getting hitting philosophy from a player who, in 2000, hit .355 with 240 hits. Erstad told his former teammate about a book called “High Scoring Baseball” that Percival and his coaches devoured and incorporated this season in an effort to go next-level offensively.That book stresses situational hitting, execution and putting the ball in play. In otherwords, Erstad and Percival have come full circle when it comes to making the ball fall.center_img Nebraska captured Friday night’s game, 21-6. The teams split Saturday’s doubleheader, with UCR winning the opener, 10-9, behind three hits from freshman Alec Arnone and two hits and two RBI from freshman Damian Sanchez, and Nebraska taking the nightcap, 10-6.Putting aside the ebb and flow of a long college baseball season, nothing has ebbed in the flow of the relationship between Percival and Erstad that began when Erstad joined the Angels in 1996 and lasted through and beyond the ends of their professional careers in 2009. The two built a friendship that surprised no one who knows them and their intense, focused personalities, having regular lunches, working out together and asking questions of each other about their respective disciplines.“I respect him probably more than anyone in the world,” Erstad said. “We’re on the phone a lot anyway. Both of us being head coaches, you deal with issues with teams and you’re trying to learn from everyone and what different people are going through. He’s obviously got a huge pitching background, so I’ve always picked his mind about it.”Percival hasn’t been shy about doing the same, especially since seeing what Erstad has turned the Cornhuskers into since taking the job at his alma mater in 2012. The former Angels center fielder entered his eighth season winning 58 percent of his games, along with a Big Ten title and three trips to the NCAA Regionals. 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first_imgsarah perez Smartphones are Taking Over, Mobile Web GrowsWhile none of the data included in this report is all that surprising, it’s interesting to see actual numbers put to the reported trends. We can now see the disproportionate amount of web surfing done by iPhone users, no doubt thanks to the phone’s Safari web browser, a vast improvement over the browsers included in many other mobile devices on the market. It’s also worth noting how fast Android is moving up the charts right now. It could very well be the next contender to the smartphone crown, especially given the company’s plans to continue spreading its OS across numerous devices worldwide. As Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently declared, “Android adoption is about to explode.” Also, AdMob noted on an earlier blog entry that there are already 12 Android phones available through 32 carriers in 26 countries. By the time they release their next Mobile Metrics report, those numbers are sure to have increased. What all this means to the consumer is that smartphones are now edging out feature phones as the devices of choice. More phones than ever come with the advanced capabilities like touchscreens, full-featured web browsers, and Wi-Fi. With features like these, more people will begin to surf the mobile web and download mobile applications. This, in turn, will drive related changes in mobile platforms, communication, e-Commerce, and more, all of which are bound to see similar upward trends over the coming months. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Tags:#Features#mobile#news#NYT#Trends#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Mobile ad firm AdMob has revealed the dramatic changes the mobile industry has seen in their latest Mobile Metrics Report, released just this morning. Believe it or not, it was only a year ago that the Motorola RAZR scored as the number one phone here in the U.S. while the iPhone was the only touchscreen device to even make the list of top ten handsets. Only a year later, and so much has changed. Now half of the top ten are touchscreen devices, six include Wi-Fi capabilities, and six have mobile application stores. And as you would expect, this new crop of super-powered phones are making heavy use of the mobile web. Key Takeaway #1: iPhone Still the Top Smartphone Worldwide and Has Traffic to Prove ItAmong the devices making the heaviest use of the mobile web are the iPhone and its non-smartphone counterpart, the iPod Touch. The data traffic created by these two handhelds has increased 19 times from September 2008 to this past month and now accounts for 43% of all smartphone requests worldwide. In the U.S., that percentage is even slightly higher, with iPhone traffic accounting for nearly half (48%) of all smartphone requests. Apple devices (iPhone and iPod Touch) also claim the top two spots on both the U.S. and the worldwide charts of top handsets. However, feature phones like the RAZR v3 and Samsung’s R450 are still making the top ten list as well and account for 60% of ad requests in the U.S. – a figure that’s likely due to the unlimited data plans available with each of these devices. Key Takeaway #2: Watch Out! Android is Rising FastNow climbing up the charts, Google’s Android, the newcomer to the mobile operating system game, is beginning to have an impact on mobile web traffic as well. From August to September of 2009, the percentage of smartphone traffic generated by devices running the Android OS grew a whopping 13% over the course of the month. That’s a dramatic increase in such a short period of time and gives credence to recent reports that Android is poised to become the number two smartphone in the worldwide market. While still far behind the iPhone OS in terms of traffic with only 17% of U.S. traffic and only 10% of traffic worldwide, Google’s mobile OS is already beating out competitors like RIM, the maker of Blackberry devices, and Windows Mobile. It has also claimed two spots on the top 10 chart of handset models in the U.S with the HTC Dream coming in at number 3 and the HTC Magic coming in at number 10. Worldwide, the Dream is also number 3, but the Magic only makes it to spot number 15. Key Takeaway #3: Outside of U.S., Mobile Web Strong in India, Indonesia, U.K., PhilippinesWhen looking at the number of ad requests by country, the U.S. is still dominating with 47.3% of all requests coming from the States. The next nearest country, India, only comes in at 6.5%. Rounding out the top five are Indonesia, the U.K., and the Philippines. These numbers point to heavy mobile web use in each of these countries as compared with the rest of the world. When grouped by larger regions, North America is number one with 49.5% of requests, most of that from the U.S., and the second largest region is Asia, accounting for 25.3% of requests. Western Europe, Africa, and Latin America follow with 9.4%, 5.3% and 5.0% respectively. Looking at just percentage increases in traffic growth, a different picture appears. Latin America is showing a large percent increase year-over-year at 0.6%, second only to North America’s 1.1%. Other regions in the top five, while still accounting for large numbers of requests, actually saw slight decreases in growth (less than 0.5%) over the past year. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday took some crucial decisions, including the revision of the Ranji Trophy format, in its working committee meeting wherein resuming cricketing ties with Pakistan hogged the limelight.The working committee ratified the technical committee’s recommendations for overhauling domestic cricket by introducing major changes to the Ranji Trophy championship. The 27 participating teams would now be divided into three groups. The top three teams from Group A and B and the best two teams from Group C would qualify for the knockout stage.Another crucial decision was to change the team composition for Challenger Trophy. Instead of three teams, the national selectors would now pick two teams and the winners of the Vizay Hazare Trophy would be included as the third team.The BCCI also granted amnesty to former Indian wicketkeeper and banned member of erstwhile Indian Cricket League (ICL), Kiran More. A similar decision could be taken for former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, who might also apply for amnesty in days to come.The BCCI also decided that the India ‘A’ team would tour New Zealand in September-October this year.last_img read more