About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma wing-back Florenzi: Champions League qualification our goalby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma wing-back Alessandro Florenzi says their target is Champions League qualification.Florenzi admits trophies are on the agenda.He said, “The Coppa Italia could be a very important objective for Roma. We mustn’t take dreams out of our minds.“Even if we know Serie A is impossible, we have another objective, which is the Champions League.“I’m not saying it’s a utopia, but it would really be a dream to retrace what we did last season and improve on it, even if it won’t be easy.“I don’t think we lack malice. Sometimes we haven’t been clinical enough. I’m not just talking about the strikers but rather everyone, myself included.“We’re lacking a bit in this regard, similar to how we’re lacking in desire to not concede goals.“I’m not just talking about the defenders but rather the whole team. These are things that we had last season and we have to find them again.”
zoom Hundreds of gallons of oil leaked from the San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey on October 4 while the vessel was near the mouth of Tijuana River, a US Navy spokesperson confirmed.Around 700 gallons of oil were spilled due to a mechanical failure aboard the ship, media reports suggest. At the time, USS Dewey was some 4 miles off the coast of Imperial Beach, California.Helen Haase, Navy Region Southwest Environmental Public Affairs Officer, said that the Navy pilots and Coast Guard observers “did not see the sheen during the 4 pm flight” on October 5.“They did a complete search of the area in a grid pattern and no one was able to see any sheen in the water.”Another flight over was planned in the morning hours on October 6 for final verification, due to inconsistency with sheen and original modeling that was created earlier.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials earlier informed that the oil sheen could reach land last Thursday afternoon, however the spill did not move from the incident area, media sources cited Haase.World Maritime News Staff
Harry Redknapp is feeling very optimistic over England’s World Cup prospects due to the fact that there are no “outstanding teams” at the tournamentThe Three Lions secured a convincing 2-0 win against Costa Rica on Thursday at Elland Road with Marcus Rashford scoring a spectacular 25-yard strike to open the scoring before substitute Danny Welbeck sealed the victory by heading in the second goal.Despite the upcoming World Cup featuring the likes of Spain, Brazil and champions Germany, Redknapp is certain that this summer’s tournament holds no clear winner and feels that even the young and inexperienced England squad may be able to capitalise on this and secure an unexpected title.“We’re going to win it, let’s go for it,” said Redknapp, according to talkSPORT.“Don’t start talking about getting out of the group and all that, let’s have a go!Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“There are no outstanding teams in this year – it’s wide open.“I couldn’t pick a winner; Brazil, Spain, Germany…I don’t think any of them are where they have been in the past.“So why can’t we do a miracle?“It’s happened before, it can happen again.”England will begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18.
The harvest was composed of 381 chinook, 370,460 sockeye, 14,544 coho, 1.6 million pink, and 48,729 chum salmon, of which 758,117 (37.9%) were commercial common property harvest and 1.2 million (62.1%) were hatchery cost recovery. The preliminary 2018 hatchery cost recovery value was $4.6 million, according to the DF&G. The preliminary common property harvest exvessel value of approximately $2.6 million was abovethe previous 10-year average of $2.5 million. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 2018 Lower Cook Inlet Area commercial salmon harvest, based on current preliminary fish ticket data, was 2.0 million fish, according to the Department of Fish and Game. For the Upper Cook Inlet commercial harvest was approximately 1.3 million salmon, which was 61% less than the recent 10-year average annual harvest of 3.4 million fish. President of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association David Martin said in his 47 years of fishing the Cook Inlet, 2018 was “probably the worst” season he’d seen.
Additional crews were added, the local Yukon Fire crew has joined the three other crews in this critical area of the fire. Saarloos: “Crews will work together today on their continued mission of protecting the community of Sterling by mopping up, securing and monitoring fireline on the southwestern edge of the fire.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Management of the Swan Lake Fire, burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, will transition to an incoming Type 2 Alaska incident management team. Sarah Saarloos with DOF: “Fire personnel will be transitioning the Incident Command from the Division of Forestry Kenai-Kodiak Unit in Soldotna to Sterling Elementary School this morning. Expect to see more fire personnel on the Sterling Highway while they complete this move and more presence in Sterling in future.” This move to a Type 2 team increases the capacity of each division of staffing. More personnel assigned to this fire provides for a comprehensive strategic plan going forward and adds capacity in anticipation of the shift in weather back to drier days, according to a release from the Division of Forestry. The cloudy day on Sunday allowed firefighters on the 12,782 acre Swan Lake Fire to make good progress. The southwestern firelines nearest the community of Sterling were further strengthened and widened as crews strategically tied work with the existing pipeline right-of-way clearing. Motorists are still urged to yield to fire apparatus entering the Sterling Highway and to adhere to traffic signage staged near miles 82 and 92. For more details contact the Division of Forestry Public Information office at 907-260-4262, visit kpboem.com orinciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6387/
The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court following a series of rulings that the U.S. says has usurped power from the nation’s opposition-controlled congress and sparked a deadly wave of unrest. – / 12 The U.S. Department of Treasury announced Thursday it is freezing the assets of eight Venezuelan government officials on the Supreme Court in an effort to support the Venezuelan people “in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance.”A ruling issued in late March that stripped Venezuela’s congress of its last powers was later reversed amid a storm of international criticism. But near-daily anti-government protests were triggered by the ruling and have continued across the country, with more than 40 people killed.The U.S. move marks the second round of sanctions Trump has imposed on high-level Venezuelan officials since taking office. Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/28151149/VZLA428_1.mp400:0000:0001:05Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Share
By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, email@example.comIn the early 2000s, Seat Pleasant was in the waning days of the crack epidemic that started in the 1980s but the city was still not a popular place to live.A group of citizens, led by resident Pamela Boone, decided that the Seat Pleasant Police Department needed help in fighting the city’s crime rate. She, Rogers Reynolds and other residents formed the Citizens for Public Safety Advisory Council (CPAC) to support the police department and encourage citizens to get involved in fighting crime.Pamela Boone, chairman of Seat Pleasant’s Citizen’s for Public Safety Advisory Council, decided to get involved in helping the police in her area several years ago. (Courtesy Photo)“We have been in existence for a number of years,” Boone, who has lived in Seat Pleasant since 1983, told the AFRO. “There were five of us and we approached [former] Seat Pleasant Police Chief Elliott Taylor about forming a group and he supported it.”Boone, a retired human resources supervisor with the FBI, said at the time there were no community organizations, such as a civic association, where citizens could bring their issues about the police department to except the Seat Pleasant City Council and its mayor. In Prince George’s County, most municipalities and unincorporated areas have civic or citizens associations to address those concerns outside of local elected leaders.Boone said the residents of Seat Pleasant did not have a formal way of working with the police and her neighbors and the “residents wanted that.”“We created CPAC to bridge the gap between the community and the police,” she said.Seat Pleasant is located in the central western part of Prince George’s County, bordering the District of Columbia’s Ward 7 sharing Eastern Avenue. The city has 4,769 residents that are 91 percent Black, 5 percent Latino and 2 percent White.Seat Pleasant consists largely of working-class and low-income residents with a large number of senior citizens. Its crime rate is largely the same as nearby municipalities like Capitol Heights.Seat Pleasant Police Chief Devan A. Martin recently reported crime is down in the city due to the use of technology and stronger community engagement by his police officers. He noted that violent crime is down 21.5 percent, residential burglaries are down by 33.3 percent, robberies of commercial establishments and citizens are down by 70 percent and homicides/murders are down by 75 percent.Martin also noted vehicle impounds increased by 38.38 percent and calls for service have increased by 3.50 percent. Property crime is up 19 percent due to thefts from automobiles and stolen vehicles.Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant believes in CPAC. “At the heart of a successful community is an engaged citizenry,” Grant said in a statement to the AFRO. “The efforts and leadership of residents like Pamela Boone has been tremendous. Through her leadership she has helped to bridge the gap between civilians and the police department.“CPAC has been instrumental in disseminating information to the general public. They host forums, set up information booths at community functions and volunteer where needed.”CPAC is in the process of becoming a 501(c)3 so it can raise money and set up an organizational structure to further its mission, Boone said.
The University of Louisville Softball Player Spotlight series features short interviews with each of the Cardinals’ players. Episode three features redshirt freshman Taylor Roby. Episode 3: Taylor RobyThe Roby FileNumber: 8Full name: Taylor RobyClass: Redshirt freshmanPosition: RHPBats/Throws: R/RHometown: Mt. Washington, Ky.High School: Bullitt EastTravel Team: Louisville SluggersMajor: Exercise ScienceFun Fact: Was named Metro Louisville Softball Player of the Year and met Peyton Manning at the Kentuckiana Sports Awards Banquet. Print Friendly Version Story Links
, Nature Materials © 2019 Science X Network The idea of forming a quasi-2-D superconducting layer at the interface between two different compounds has been around for several years. One past study, for instance, tried to achieve this by creating a thin superconducting layer between two insulating oxides (LaAlO3 and SrTiO3) with a critical temperature of 300mK. Other researchers observed the thin superconducting layer in bilayers of an insulator (La2CuO4) and a metal (La1.55Sr0.45CuO4), neither of which is superconducting in isolation.”Here we put forward the idea that thin charged layer on the interface between ferroelectric and insulator is formed in order to screen the electric field,” Viktor Kabanov and Rinat Mamin, two researchers who carried out the study, told Phys.org via email. “This thin layer may be conducting or superconducting depending on the properties of the insulator. In order to get a superconducting layer, we chose La2CuO4 – an insulator that becomes a high Tc superconductor when it is doped by carriers.”The heterostructure fabricated by Kabanov, Mamin and their colleagues consists of a ferroelectric magnetron sputtered on the surface of the parent compound of high Tc superconductor La2CuO4. At the interface between these two components, the researchers observed the appearance of a thin superconducting layer, which attains its superconductivity at temperatures below 30K. The researchers detected the layer’s superconducting properties by measuring its resistivity and via the Meissner effect. They found that a finite resistance is created when applying a weak magnetic field perpendicular to the interface, which confirms the quasi-2-D quality of the layer’s superconductive state. “The key advantage of our technique is the relative simplicity of the creation of the heterostructure, because the requirements for the roughness of the surface are not so stringent,” Kabanov and Mamin said. “On the other hand, the changing the polarization in the ferroelectric allows to control the properties of the conducting layer.” Kabanov, Mamin and their colleagues are the first ever to observe superconductivity on the interface between a ferroelectric and an insulator. In the future, their approach and the superconductors they fabricated could inform the design of new electronic devices with a ferroelectrically controlled superconductivity. “As far as plans for the future are concerned, we would like to learn how we can control the superconducting properties of the interface by rotating the polarization of the ferroelectric,” Kabanov and Mamin said. “Another idea is to try to control the properties of the interface by laser illumination. This is basically the direction we are working on now.” Researchers at the Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute and the Southern Scientific Center of RAS, in Russia, have recently fabricated quasi-2-D superconductors at the interface between a ferroelectric Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 film and an insulating parent compound of La2CuO4. Their study, presented in a paper published in Physical Review Letters, is the first to achieve superconductivity in a heterostructure consisting of a ferroelectric and an insulator. 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. More information: Dmitrii P. Pavlov et al. Fabrication of High-Temperature Quasi-Two-Dimensional Superconductors at the Interface of a Ferroelectric Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 Film and an Insulating Parent Compound of La2CuO4, Physical Review Letters (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.237001 Jian-Feng Ge et al. Superconductivity above 100 K in single-layer FeSe films on doped SrTiO3, Nature Materials (2014). DOI: 10.1038/nmat4153High-temperature interface superconductivity between metallic and insulating cuprates. arXiv:0810.1890 [cond-mat.supr-con]. arxiv.org/abs/0810.1890 Journal information: Physical Review Letters The schematic structures of Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3/La2CuO4 (a) with q2DEG (shown in red); AFM image of the La2CuO4 single crystal surface without the film (b) illustrates the inhomogeneity of the interface. The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility (c), and the temperature dependence of the resistivity (d) of La2CuO4 single crystal (without ferroelectric film). Credit: Dmitrii P. Pavlov et al., arXiv:1804.05519 [cond-mat.supr-con] Electric-field-controlled superconductor-ferromagnetic insulator transition Citation: A new quasi-2D superconductor that bridges a ferroelectric and an insulator (2019, June 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-quasi-2d-superconductor-bridges-ferroelectric-insulator.html Explore further
It is often seen that vegetarians struggle to eat authentic dishes and very few places offer what suits their palate. To ease the struggle, Chef Veena Arora from the Imperial shares the recipie of Tauhu Nerng- chilled silky bean curd with basil which is a part of Spice Route’s Vegan Special at The Imperial, New Delhi, which will be on from March 12 till 20. The curated menu will offer a perfect tease to your senses with mock meat as a star ingredient and keeps you light, this season. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’TAUHU NERNG- chilled silky bean curd with basilIngredients:• Bean curd silky- 1 no.• Lemon grass- ½ tsp• Basil- 5 gms• Light soya sauce- 5 ml• Gelatin- ¼ sheet• Kaffir leaves- 5 gmsMethod:Soak gelatin in water and heat it. Blend the beancurd. Blend the lemongrass. Put kaffir leaves into a very thin thread. Mix all the above ingredients and light soya. Take a mould and line it with clean wrap and pour the above mixture. Chill it for 3 hours and serve it on a bed of basil.
Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Monday, March, 25. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 16:56Police and paramedics called to three car smashEmergency services were called to Leek this afternoon following a three vehicle crash.The incident took place close to the town’s B&M store off the A53. West Midlands Ambulance Service say they were contacted by police at 3.15pm. A spokeswoman said: “One ambulance attended and three patients were described as ‘walking wounded’. They were assessed but did not require hospital treatment.”16:45Arrests made following attempted burglaryTwo men are being quizzed following an attempted burglary where armed offenders arrived in four trucks.Full story here.16:16Councillor quitsConservative councillor David Harrison has resigned his seat from Newcastle Borough Council. The local authority has confirmed there is now a ‘casual vacancy’ for a borough councillor to represent the Maer and Whitmore ward. An election will be held if two electors from within the borough council request for an election.15:48Curry night raises cash for veteransHundreds of pounds has been raised for veterans following a charity night at an Indian restaurant. Around 40 guests turned out for the fund-raiser at Cellarhead’s Mantra Indian restaurant where diners enjoyed a three-course meal. And the event, held on March 21, helped to raise £350 for the Royal British Legion. Owner Shivani Chadha: “This is the third time we have done a charity night. I love to do charity nights as we just feel it’s a good thing to do. “We are planning to do another for the Royal British Legion in August. We would like to thank everyone who supported the evening.” 15:39Slow traffic in FentonThere is ‘heavy’ traffic on both City Road and Victoria Road this afternoon.15:27Man, 18, charged with rapeOfficers investigating a ‘serious sexual assault’ in Crewe have confirmed a teenager has been charged and remanded in custody. Cheshire Police launched an investigation following the alleged incident in the town last month. On Saturday Joshua Cooper, aged 18, of Prunus Road, Crewe, appeared at Warrington Magistrates where he faced three counts of rape. He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Chester Crown Court on April 18. 13:24Longport trafficHeavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall.13:13Smallthorne clearedMoorland Road / Ford Green Road clear at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). 12:55Advance traffic warning Advance Warning – Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday – Championship football match at Bet365 Stadium. Kick off at 3pm. Expect extra traffic on the A50 and A500. On 30th March. 12:46Vehicle stranded12:46M6 Staffordshire updateM6 Southbound entry slip road from the Hanchurch Interchange clear, traffic returned to normal, accident cleared at J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Note change of details. Originally reported as the exit slip road, updated location as of 12:40. 12:44National news: Brexit latestPrime Minister Theresa May has left Number 10 in a car with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay after a special meeting of Cabinet.12:42M6 in Cheshire One lane closed due to accident on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed.12:38Chell delaysA527 Biddulph Road coming from Brindley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout.12:37M6 Staffordshire M6 Southbound exit slip road partially blocked, heavy traffic due to accident at J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent).12:06National: Brexit latest Ministers declined to respond to any questions from reporters when leaving Downing Street. 12:05Rail delaysPossible delays on Transport for Wales due to trespass incident at Cwmbran. 11:51Four minute delays in Bucknall Queuing traffic on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). Travel time is four minutes. 11:51Air travel disruptionPossible disruption for flights between the UK and Germany and maybe some delays to flights over German air space due to an air traffic control technical issue in Frankfurt. Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline. 11:43M6 update11:37Travel giant Thomas Cook to close 21 stores axing 320 jobsThomas Cook apologised to the holidaymaker. Travel giant Thomas Cook has announced it plans to axe 21 stores – putting 320 jobs at risk.The firm, which has 10 stores in Staffordshire and Cheshire, says it wants to ‘streamline’ its UK retail network as it tries to battle against the changing shopping habits of its customers.The company currently has retail shops in Hanley, Newcastle, Longton, Stafford, Crewe, Congleton, Talke and Alsager, but none are considered at risk.Read more.11:03M6 broken down lorrySlow traffic due to earlier broken down lorry on M6 Southbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to J13 A449 (Stafford South). All lanes have been re-opened. Lane one (of three) was closed.11:03M6 broken down vehicleOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed.09:50M6 StaffordshireOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of three) is closed.09:23Brexit latestHousing Secretary James Brokenshire, Business Secretary Greg Clark, Cabinet Minister Brandon Lewis, and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt have arrived at Downing Street ahead of a Cabinet meeting. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said “Good morning” to reporters as he walked through the door of Number 10 at the same time as Larry the cat.09:19Four minute delays in Smallthorne Usual congestion on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Small Thorne Roundabouts). Travel time is four minutes. 09:18Bucknall Road inbound Heavy traffic on Bucknall Road inbound from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre.09:14Burslem accident Reports of accident on Chell Heath Road at Harlequin Drive. Traffic is coping well. 08:48A34 Trent ValeUsual congestion on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).08:48A50 westboundQueuing traffic on A50 Westbound from A521 (Tesco Roundabout / Caverswall / Meir Park, Blythe Bridge) to A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent).
Swedish cable operator Com Hem has struck a deal with Telenor Sweden-owned OpenUniverse, which specialises in providing open broadband infrastructure, to offer TV, broadband and telephony services over OpenUniverse networks. OpenUniverse currently operates 37 metropolitan networks across Sweden, with a potential customer base of over 100,000 customers.
Netflix has confirmed the hire of former Telepool executive Kai Finke to its European content acquisitions team.German reports last year suggested Finke was joining the company, and a Netflix spokesman this week confirmed to TBI he has been appointed senior manager, content acquisitions.Netflix’s European buying team is based in LA, meaning Finke has relocated from Telepool’s base in Munich.At German territories-focused distributor Telepool, Finke was head of business development and VOD.Netflix has been building out its European content team. It hired former Vuguru CEO Larry Tanz to become vice president, content acquisition, Europe, in November.
Middle East and North African SVOD provider, Icflix, has partnered with digital rights management (DRM) and content security services firm BuyDRM.Icflix has deployed BuyDRM’s KeyOS MultiKey DRM service to secure its streaming platform, which offers a mixture of Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazzwood (Arabic) content.“Icflix is on the march in the MENA marketplace with the most diverse content offering available. The studios we license content from have strict requirements for securing their IP and BuyDRM’s KeyOS Platform meets those requirements,” said Carlos Tibi, CEO and founder of Icflix.BuyDRM CEO and founder, Christopher Levy, said: “KeyOS manages content in 141 countries around the world with industry-leading content security. We are truly inspired by the Icflix content offering and will provide the highest levels of DRM service to their users throughout their operating regions.”