Coral Daily Download – Allardyce set for the chop at West Ham?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims the betting firm saw a flurry of bets on West Ham manager Sam Allardyce becoming the next Premier League manager to be removed from his post.There was also a Glorious Goodwood preview, along with a look ahead to day three of the Third Test between England and India.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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Women’s Hockey Test: New Zealand thrash India 8-2 in second match

first_imgNew Zealand showed class as they thrashed India eves 8-2 in the second match of the five-match series here on Tuesday.For New Zealand, Samantha Harrison (third minute), Stacey Michelsen (21st, 30th minute), Kirsten Pearce (52), Madison Doar (56), Samantha Harrison (56) and Stephanie Dickins (60) scored the goals while for India, Lilima Minz (40th) and Anupa Barla (49th) found the back of the net.Though India began with positive intent, hosts New Zealand put India on the backfoot with an early 1-0 lead when Samantha Harrison scored a 3rd minute field goal.India couldn’t clear the ball through the right wing and Samantha Harrison beautifully converted the pass into a goal from close range.A chance to equalise went begging in the sixth minute when striker Rani could not get a touch on the ball to deflect it into the post from a long-range assist.In-form keeper Savita made a couple of saves to deny New Zealand from increasing the lead while Anupa Barla’s shot was also saved by the Kiwi keeper Grace O’Hanlon in the 12th minute.The Black Sticks women dominated, holding their structure and looked like scoring more while keeping the Indians at bay. Though India played with high intensity, it was not enough to match New Zealand’s accuracy.After entering the second quarter with a 1-0 lead, the hosts held most of the possession and ended up scoring a brilliant field goal in the 21st minute on the counter through Stacey Michelsen.India earned a penalty corner in the 24th minute but it was promptly denied by keeper Sally Rutherford.advertisementNew Zealand kept up the pressure on India and created more chances but Savita made several saves to keep India in the game.However, good pressing from hosts along with their ability to be patient and move the ball to drag the defenders out meant that New Zealand scored their third goal through Stacey in the 30th minute and take a comfortable 3-0 lead.India made amends in the third quarter when they earned two penalty corners. Though the first went amiss, Lilima Minz managed to get a deflection to finally win India a goal in the 40th minute.Though Stacey scored her third goal of the match in the 42nd minute, India showed grit to score their second goal in the 49th minute through Anupa Barla. This helped India narrow the gap to 4-2.But just when India looked like they could come back into the game, their defence collapsed in the final quarter with New Zealand taking complete advantage by scoring as many as four goals in the last eight minutes of the match.New Zealand increased their pace and attack to converted goals through Kirsten Pearce, Madison Doar, Samantha Harrison, and Stephanie Dickins to end the match on a high note.The two teams will now play the third match on May 17.Snaps from India’s clash vs New Zealand on 14th May at the Rosa Birch Park that saw the hosts come out victorious. https://t.co/JMDxonLc4N pic.twitter.com/9eIukucuYd- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) May 14, 2017last_img read more

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Body of girl 13 found by police in Attawapiskat

first_img(Sheridan Hookimaw, 13, was found dead in Attawapiskat. Instagram)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsA 13 year-old girl was recently found dead in the northern Ontario First Nation of Attawapiskat and the family is now waiting for the provincial coroner to determine the cause of death.Sheridan Hookimaw’s body was found by a Nishnawbe-Aski Police (NAPs) officer while on patrol near an area locally known as “the first rapids” on about Oct. 19, according to a family member.NAPs spokesperson Sgt. Jackie George said the police service was waiting for a report from the coroner.“We provided the information to the coroner and the coroner hasn’t released a report yet,” said George.Attawapiskat is one of the country’s poorest communities. The First Nation is situated near the place where the Attawapiskat River flows into James Bay.The community has made national headlines over the dire state of its housing. Its former chief Theresa Spence captured Canada’s attention when she began a liquids-only fast during the height of the Idle No More movement between the fall of 2012 and the winter of 2013.Hookimaw’s home was one of several in the community contaminated after Attawapiskat’s sewage system backed up. The home, which was abandoned, was then burned down by youth, according to a family member.The young girl was living in over-crowded conditions at a nursing home in the community. She also faced bullying at school and some of it may have been committed by an instructor, according to a family member.The coroner’s report is expected sometime this [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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San Diego blues legend Tomcat Courtney discusses his journey and 90th birthday

first_imgSan Diego blues legend Tomcat Courtney discusses his journey and 90th birthday bash January 7, 2019 Updated: 8:50 PM Posted: January 7, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One of San Diego’s greatest blues legends, Tomcat Courtney, joined KUSI to discuss his journey and a special birthday bash coming up.Tomcat Courtney’s 90th Birthday Blues Party will be a Texas Style BBQ Buffet with some of Tom’s favorites dishes.General Admission (First Come First Served Seating with buffet) is $30 and Vip Admission (Vip Reserved Seating and buffet) is $50.The birthday bash will be at Ramada Inn, 5550 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, 92111, on January 24 from 6 P.M.- 10 P.M..Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomcat-courtneys-90th-birthday-celebration-tickets-54128074528?aff=ebdssbdestsearch center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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LCDs get brighter with nano polarization recycler

first_imgOn the left side of this drawing, P1 light is transmitted through the LCD panel, while a conventional bottom polarizer absorbs P2 light. On the right, the scientists’ new nano-wire grid polarizer recycles some of the otherwise-absorbed P2 light back to the light box, where it is partially converted to P1, and the process repeats. Image credit: Sang Hoon Kim et al. LCDs (liquid crystal displays) provide a popular method for lighting screens on everything from computers and TVs to watches, clocks, cell phones and more. However, as scientists Sang Hoon Kim, Joo-Do Park and Ki-Dong Lee from Korea report, the light efficiency of LCDs is below 10%. Realizing there’s room for improvement, the team developed a way to brighten LCDs by recapturing much of the lost light using a technique called polarization recycling. 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. Citation: LCDs get brighter with nano polarization recycler (2006, September 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-09-lcds-brighter-nano-polarization-recycler.html Review: Motorola Moto G7 is the inexpensive Android phone you’ve been waiting forcenter_img In the past decade or so, a competition between LCDs and plasma screens has brewed for mainstream users, exciting as well as confusing many TV and computer buyers who want to own the best and latest technology. It’s pretty clear that LCDs, with their low power consumption, have won out for computer screens. For TVs, however, plasma screens have remained in the race largely due to their high quality in brightness and color contrast. If LCDs can improve in this area, it’s highly likely that they will dominate the TV market, as well.Kim, Park and Lee recently made a large step in enhancing the brightness of LCDs by taking a nano-wire grid polarizer (NWGP), a device known to reflect polarization, and inserting it between the LCD panel and backlight. “The problem with current LCDs is a low light efficiency,” Lee told PhysOrg.com. “Therefore, one needs more power to be supplied for light sources like LEDs or fluorescent lamps, or more light sources to be used in order to increase the brightness of LCDs. If one uses reflective polarizers like NWGP, one can get higher brightness in a given power consumption.”An LCD unit contains several thin films of glass and filters placed back-to-back, notably two polarizing films placed perpendicular to each other. In between these polarizers, liquid crystal molecules lie in a twisted helix, normally creating a lighted screen. However, typical polarizers transmit only some of the light from the light box, and absorb some light. Kim et al.’s new polarizer, on the other hand, reflects the otherwise absorbed light back to the light box so it can be transmitted again, effectively recycling the light polarization and increasing the brightness (see figure).“The amount of recycled polarization depends on the way the BLU [backlight unit] is constructed, said Lee. “In the paper, we assumed 0.5 percent in a single return after each reflection at the NWGP. Since non-converted light will reflect again and again by NWGP, the total conversion ratio should be calculated by summing the sequence. However, the actual ratio will be less than the number since some light will be lost by absorption.” One component of brightness in LCDs is overall light transmission. With their set-up, Kim and his colleagues achieved transmission above 90%, noting that a trade-off exists between transmission and contrast ratio, another parameter of brightness. Contrast ratio is the ratio of the luminosity of the lightest color to that of the darkest color a system produces. When an electric field is applied to the liquid crystals between the films, the crystals align with the electric field rather than the films, cutting off the light’s path and creating a dark spot on the screen. The closer to true black a display can reach, the higher its contrast ratio (complete black would result in an infinite contrast ratio). With higher light transmission, blocking all the light becomes more difficult, although the scientists found that the lighter colors that high transmission created outweighed the not-as-dark black in terms of overall brightness.“The contrast ratio used in the paper [which was 12.5] differs from the contrast ratio in a TV,” Lee explained. “The contrast ratio of NWGPs indicates the extinction ratio of the polarizer. It doesn’t determine the contrast ratio advertised for LCD TVs.”To build their nano-wire grid polarizer, the team used laser interference lithography to deposit aluminium onto a film. Using computer simulations, they found that maximum brightness enhancement is achieved with 20-nanometer-thick aluminium films deposited at a 50 degree angle on a nano-wire grid. Further, Kim and his team reported that their recycling polarizers can be fabricated by nanoimprinting for increased volume production, as well as be extended to larger surfaces.Citation: Kim, Sang Hoon, Park, Joo-Do and Lee, Ki-Dong. “Fabrication of a nano-wire grid polarizer for brightness enhancement in liquid crystal display.” Nanotechnology 17 (2006) 4436-4438.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com Explore furtherlast_img read more

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