Goal hero Morrison graduates to Hearts dressing room

first_img“I really can’t remember St Johnstone having a shot at goal – and they have a great record away from home.“There are a lot of players who were very, very good and I’m pleased that on Foundation of Hearts Day that the supporters got to see a victory to thank them for all the help they’ve given the club in recent years.“Callumn has been promising to score from those kind of positions and it was great for him as well.“He has now played 30 appearances for the club so he can officially go into the first team dressing room. That’s good news for him but not for the rest of the boys.” Hearts manager Craig Levein revealed after the 2-0 victory over St Johnstone that goalscorer Callumn Morrison had graduated to the first team dressing room following a milestone appearance.The Gorgie outfit bounced back from the midweek loss to Dundee, second-half strikes from Marcus Godinho and Morrison seeing them climb above Saints back into fifth place in the Ladbrokes Premiership.In making his 30th appearance, father-to-be Morrison will also now get to sit among his peers on a daily basis.On a day that Hearts celebrated the fans who helped save the club from going out of business in 2014, Levein said: “I was thrilled to bits with them for their controlled performance. It was a frustrating afternoon for Saints manager Tommy Wright, whose side had won their last six straight away matches, after the Perth outfit failed to register a single shot on target.Wright said: “I can’t be too critical of them with the run that we were on but they know it wasn’t good enough to win a football match.“Although Hearts were good, we made it all too easy for them. It probably wasn’t until about 70 minutes that we started to pass it a bit better. It was a disappointing afternoon but we’ll learn from it and move on again.”Levein, meanwhile, continued his war of words with Michael Stewart and strongly denied the former Manchester United player’s claim that he tried to get him sacked as a BBC Scotland pundit.Levein added: “My light-hearted banter with Mr Stewart has suddenly not become light-hearted. I’m waiting for an apology.“When he said that I’d made an attempt for him to lose his job or try and get him sacked, that’s simply not true. And I have that in writing from the BBC.”Levein was also asked about events at the other side of the city after Hibs counterpart Neil Lennon was reportedly suspended by the club.He added: “I don’t know what’s happened in all honesty, although I hope he’s OK as I actually really like Lenny.“We’ve been on opposite sides of the city, we both want the same things for our clubs and we’ve had our moments, but I have a huge amount of time for him.”last_img read more

Stratford doubles up Coleman in WIAA Division 4 girls basketball regional quarterfinal

first_imgTigers host Bonduel in regional semifinal FridayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Sammy Griesbach scored 15 points, and Taya Nett added 11 to lift the Stratford girls basketball team past Coleman 50-25 in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal on Tuesday night at Stratford High School.Stratford raced out to a 27-12 lead by halftime and limited Coleman (5-18) to 13 points in the second half to win going away.Stratford (16-7) moves on to a regional semifinal at home Friday against Bonduel (17-6). Game time is 7 p.m.The Tigers limited Coleman to just 10 made field goals and hit four 3-pointers, including two from Kaylee Hollatz.Hollatz and Chelsey Gliniecki each had nine rebounds for the Tigers.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 50, Cougars 25Coleman 12 13 – 25Stratford 27 23 – 50COLEMAN (25): Abagail Nowak 1 0-0 2, Elizabeth Henry 0 0-0 0, Hope Poetz 0 0-0 0, Maria Nowak 1 0-0 2, Ashlee Mayer 1 2-2 4, Meghan Fraser 0 0-0 0, Emily Dufeck 1 0-0 2, Clara Yoap 1 0-0 2, Chloe Morgan 0 0-0 0, Kailey Klimek 0 1-2 1, Mariana Meissner 3 2-6 8, Jenni Styczynski 0 0-0 0, Kyla Manning 2 0-0 4, Allyson Crandall 0 0-0 0, Abagail Marquardt 0 0-0 0. FG: 10. FT: 5-10. 3-pointers: none. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: none. Record: 5-18.STRATFORD (50): Olympia Garrigan 0-1 0-0 0, Taya Nett 4-11 2-2 11, Blaire Linder 1-2 0-0 3, Sammy Griesbach 7-9 1-2 15, Brooke Peterson 0-0 0-0 0, Olivia Burrows 0-0 0-0 0, Mariah Zawislan 0-1 0-0 0, Chelsey Gliniecki 1-6 2-6 4, Kaylee Hollatz 3-8 0-0 8, Callie Lehman 0-0 0-0 0, Andie Zuelke 4-8 1-3 9. FG: 20-46. FT: 6-13. 3-pointers: 4-14 (Hollatz 2-6, Linder 1-2, Nett 1-6). Rebounds: 29 (Gliniecki 9, Hollatz 9). Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 16-7.last_img read more

Grant Thornton LLP Improves Efficiency and Service with Laptop Refresh and Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ Processor and Solid State Drives

first_imgDownload nowAs a leading firm of accounting, tax, and advisory professionals, Grant Thornton LLP looks to equip its employees with the tools to improve productivity and to continue delivering award-winning customer service. Nearly all employees use laptop computers, and they get a new one every two years. The latest refresh, with Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processors, Intel® Solid State Drives (Intel® SSDs), and Microsoft Windows* 7, provides “drastically better” performance and productivity and will generate significant cost savings according to Kirk Halliday, manager of Grant Thornton LLP’s Enterprise Systems Management Group.“The better the technology is, the better the applications run, the happier people are with their jobs, the more productive they are, and the more likely they are to stay around,” says Halliday. “Our two-year lease cycle saves us money, and we think it also contributes to employee retention.”You can learn more in our new Grant Thornton business success story. As always, you can find this one, and many others, in the Intel.com Reference Room and IT Center.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.last_img read more

Attempt to explain away ‘dark energy’ takes a hit

first_img This map shows the distribution of matter—dark and ordinary—deduced through weak lensing. Cosmologists used such a map to test an alternate theory of gravity. To test such theories, scientists must study the universe on huge scales. Last year, Nichol and colleagues tested f(R) theory by tallying galaxy clusters spanning millions of light-years. If dark energy is stretching space, then it should slow the formation of massive clusters and produce fewer of them than f(R) gravity would. Nichol and colleagues found numbers consistent with dark energy. The analysis is tricky, however. Researchers need to estimate the mass of each cluster, which comes mostly from mysterious, invisible dark matter. So Nichol and colleagues inferred a cluster’s mass from x-rays coming from hot gas within it, relying on theoretical modeling of the interplay of ordinary and dark matter.Now, a team of scientists led by Zuhui Fan, an astronomer at Peking University in Beijing, has taken an approach that measures a cluster’s mass directly. Gravity from a massive object can distort the images of things beyond it. A galaxy cluster thus distorts the images of more distant galaxies, so that instead of being oriented randomly in the sky, their elongated shapes align slightly, like fish in a school. The strength of that “weak lensing” directly reveals the mass of the foreground cluster. “You don’t rely on the scaling between the cluster’s mass and its [ordinary matter] content,” says Baojiu Li, a cosmologist at Durham University in the United Kingdom, who worked on the study.The researchers used data from the 3.6-meter Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, which imaged 5.5 million galaxies to create a weak lensing map covering 154 square degrees of sky. From the “peaks” in the map, they tallied clusters weighing hundreds of times much as our Milky Way galaxy, they report in a paper in press at Physical Review Letters. Those tallies agree with the predictions of dark energy and weaken the case for f(R) theories.”At the moment, this is the best measurement on the cosmological scale,” Nichol says. The new result doesn’t quite kill f(R) theory, but if the limit on a key parameter can be lowered by another factor of 10, Nichol says, “I suspect that people will say, ‘This theory is not it.'”However, Hu questions how far the method can be pushed. Testing f(R) gravity further may require accounting for the detailed distribution of dark matter within individual clusters, he says. But that distribution will be modified by the interplay between dark and ordinary matter, Hu says, bringing the issue back into play.Still, experts say, the new work shows the potential to probe the cosmos with weak lensing. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, under construction in Cerro Pachón, Chile, will map weak lensing over 20,000 square degrees—roughly half the sky. The European Space Agency’s proposed Euclid spacecraft and NASA’s proposed Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope satellite will employ the technique. “In terms of data quality,” Li says, “there’s going to be a big improvement from what we have now.” Van Waerbeke, Heymans/CFHTLenS center_img For nearly 20 years, physicists have known that the expansion of the universe has begun to speed up. This bizarre acceleration could arise because some form of mysterious dark energy is stretching space. Or, it could signal that physicists’ understanding of gravity isn’t quite right. But a new study puts the screws on a broad class of alternative theories of gravity, making it that much harder to explain away dark energy.The study is also path setting because it exploits an effect called weak lensing in which the gravity from closer galaxies distorts the images of more distant ones. “That’s the future,” says Bob Nichol, an observational cosmologist at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom who was not involved in the study. “If you look to the next decade, there’s going to be an explosion of this data.”Physicists had expected the universe’s expansion to be slowing as the galaxies pull on one another with their gravity. But in 1998, two independent teams traced the history of the universe’s expansion by studying type 1a supernovae: stellar explosions whose colors tell when they went off and whose brightness reveals how far away they are now. Both teams found that the expansion is speeding up, suggesting that dark energy is blowing up the universe like a balloon.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)However, it’s possible that dark energy doesn’t exist and that the acceleration comes about instead because physicists’ understanding of gravity—Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity—isn’t quite right. Einstein deduced that gravity arises because mass and energy warp spacetime. In general relativity, given the distribution of mass and energy, spacetime bends to minimize its curvature, denoted R. But in so-called f(R) (pronounced “eff-of-are”) theories, spacetime contorts to minimize the curvature plus some extra function of the curvature. That change produces an extra gravitylike force that can either attract or repel under different conditions.In 2007, theorists Wayne Hu of the University of Chicago in Illinois and Ignacy Sawicki, now at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, showed that, with the right choice of the function f(R), such a theory might explain the accelerating expansion without dark energy. To do that, the extra force has to disappear where gravity is relatively strong, such as within a galaxy or the early universe, and kick in on the largest scales and at later times.last_img read more

Ireland back themselves to deal with AB de Villiers in World Cup tie

first_imgIreland will face a stern test against South Africa in the Pool B clash on TuesdayIreland will not be altering the way they play to counter the batting threat of South Africa’s AB de Villiers in Tuesday’s Pool B clash in Canberra, skipper William Porterfield said on Monday.De Villiers confirmed his rich vein of form with a devastating 162 from 66 balls against West Indies on Friday, backing up his record 31-ball century against the same opponents in Johannesburg last month.The South Africa captain might be imagined to be licking his lips at the prospect of facing Ireland’s less lively attack on a Manuka Oval track where Chris Gayle smashed 215 for West Indies last week.”It’s no fluke what he’s done. He’s done it a couple of times now over the last six to eight weeks,” Porterfield told a news conference in Canberra.”(But) you don’t have to reinvent the wheel or change how you play against one player. He obviously has a special talent, but you’ve been doing something yourself.”Each bowler has got their own skills. They’ve done it over a number of years. They’ve got to back themselves and back the field that’s been set and how well they want to get hit, and if he hits that over their heads or down their throats, then so be it.”Ireland, who have started their campaign with wins over West Indies and United Arab Emirates, still boast the scorer of the fastest World Cup century in Kevin O’Brien, whose 50-ball ton against England in 2011 set up a famous upset.advertisement”Look, if Kev can go out and repeat what he’s done in the past as well then we’ve got that bit of X-factor ourselves,” Porterfield added.”It’s obviously great to see in the world game. That’s what people want to see.”Porterfield has become something of spokesman for the campaign to prevent the World Cup field being cut from 14 to 10 teams in 2019, so depriving “associate member” nations of their chance to compete alongside the top tier cricketing countries.The Irish skipper welcomed the support of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but said the best way for the so-called minnows to press their case was on the field of play.”There have been a lot of influential people that have come out and spoken from the world of cricket,” he said.”But we’ve got to go out there and plan the performances on the pitch and keep making statements out there, because ultimately that’s what it boils down to.”last_img read more

See La Vie en Drole

first_imgAdvertisement The ComediHa! Winter Fest will be featuring a winter component to the population and visitors coming through the capital from next January 26 to February 19, in the charming setting of the Petit-Champlain District and at Place Royale. Festival goers will be able to celebrate winter over four weeks of activities in a humorous, festive and warm atmosphere.The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ComediHa! Festival, François Macerola considers that « the decision made by Comediha! to organize a winter Festival is part of a regional consensus to make Quebec City a true winter and nordicity capital, but also a lively cultural capital all year long. »According to the founding president of the ComediHa! Festival, Sylvain-Parent-Bédard, « to underline the beginning of the ComediHa! Winter Fest, we are most enthusiastic in featuring a fun indoor and outdoor program for the whole family in the day and for adults in the evening. We are proposing to festival goers four weeks of rip roaring laughter where humour will be the number one priority. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Programming: More Than 150 Shows Given in 7 Uncommon PlacesFestival goers may attend more than 150 comedy shows lasting from 15 to 45 minutes. They may also take part in numerous humorous experiences, which will all be given in 7 uncommon sites in this historic sector. Several open-air humoristic activities will be held in the ComediHa! Villages installed at Place Royale and at the Parc de la Cetière.Programming of the ComédiHa! 2017 Winter FestWinter Village at Place RoyaleFree for everyoneAt the heart of the ComediHa! Winter Fest program, the Place Royale village is the perfect place to take a break between two comedy shows. Come and See la vie en drôle with a giant fireplace, warm beverages, treats and an uncommon setting. (Ticket office on the spot)Show times: Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m.Winter Village at the Parc de la CetièreFree for everyoneThe Parc de la Cetière is brought to life by ComediHa! with a unique and comical winter experience. Larger-than-life setting, uncommon activities, a landscaped terrace, an outside bar and treats are waiting for you.Open hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m.ComediHa! Bistro – Information CenterFree for everyoneComediHa! welcomes you at its pop up bar in the vault of the Louis-Fornel House. Come in to warm up to the sound of live traditional music and celebrate winter with a drink or warm beverage! You have questions for us? Come see us at the information center located on the ground floor.Open hours: Thursdays to Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. – Traditional music from 7:00 p.m.Les p’tites vitesLocation: Vault – Musée de la Place RoyalePass requiredIt’s cold outside? Les p’tites vites will help you warm up and discover talented comedians. Fifteen minutes of a crazy stand up comedy show in a historic vault is just enough to thaw your toes and have a good laugh before having another glass.Open hours: 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)Le CabaretLocation: Salle du Roy – Musée de la Place RoyalePass requiredAttending a Les Denis Drolet show is like finding a twenty-dollar bill in your coat pocket at the beginning of winter, except that the bill is in fact an odd duo of dudes with long hair. It’s surprising, unique, and it helps you deal with the cold weather!Show times: 7:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.  (Thursdays and Fridays) – 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m. (Saturdays)La grosse ½ heureLocation: La FirmePass requiredLa Grosse ½ heure is a 30 minute stand up comedy show that is so hilarious you’re going to end up with Channing Tatum’s abs. You’ll be so close to the comedian you may even receive the comedian’s spittle after each punch line. Coming out of a show all wet with abs is way better than a hot yoga class!Show times: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)The Big 45Location: Vault – Maison Historique ChevalierPass requiredEnglish-speaking people of the Capital, gather for 45 minutes and have a laugh with some of the best Canadian comedians of the moment. Get there early to enjoy some traditional folk music before the opening act!The Big 45: 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)Traditional music: 6:30 p.m, 7:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)Children’s talesDive into the completely wacky world of ComediHa! tall tales and let your imagination soar. Every Saturday, our storytellers will be waiting for you in a magic and warm atmosphere where youngsters and parents can have a great time!Show time: 2:00 p.m. (Saturdays, Sundays)FREE ACCESS TO OUTDOOR SITES AND AN AFFORDABLE PASS FOR INDOOR PROGRAMMINGAccess to the winter villages at Place Royale and Parc de la Cetière will be free of charge for all. The Gobelet ComediHa! passes will be available on-line at festivalcomediha.com or at one of the three official ticket offices at the sites.The Gobelets ComediHa! passes allow access to all of the shows for the duration of the event: Advanced sales reserved for ComediHa! members from Wednesday, January 18 to Friday, January 20, at noon at a preferential rate of $25.  Sales to the general public will be on from Friday noon, January 20 at a rate of $35. ComediHa! members, persons having the Quebec Carnaval Effigy, as well as persons having tickets, accreditations and passes for the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament may purchase the Gobelet ComediHa! Pass at a preferential rate of $25.Collaboration with many major partnersPartnering with the Petit Champlain District, the Quebec Carnaval and the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament, ComediHa! combines winter humour at this Festival which will make citizens and tourists see the funny side of life.The staging of this event is the result of close cooperation by the ComediHa! Winter Fest, the Petit Champlain District Cooperative, the Musée de la Civilisation, the SODEC, the storekeepers at Place Royale and also as a result of the usual support by the government of Québec, Québec City and the Office du Tourisme de Québec.Website: festivalcomediha.com https://www.facebook.com/comedihahttps://twitter.com/comediha  https://www.instagram.com/comediha/ LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more