SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Resilience, Carrying Four Astronauts, Docks With International Space Station

first_imgSunday night’s launch marked SpaceX’s first operational mission for NASA under that program, after a test flight last summer with a crew of two US astronauts.© Thomson Reuters 2020Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The space station, an orbital laboratory about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, will be their home for the next six months. After that, another set of astronauts on a Crew Dragon capsule will replace them. That rotation will continue until Boeing joins the programme with its own spacecraft late next year.The Resilience crew includes Crew Dragon commander Mike Hopkins and two fellow NASA astronauts: mission pilot Victor Glover and physicist Shannon Walker. They are joined by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, making his third trip to space after previously flying on the US shuttle in 2005 and Soyuz in 2009.crew members spacex falcon 9 reuters crew– Advertisement – Four astronauts riding a newly designed spacecraft from Elon Musk’s SpaceX docked with the International Space Station Monday night, in the first crewed mission on a privately built space capsule purchased by NASA.SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience by its crew of three Americans and one Japanese astronaut, docked at 11:01pm EST (9:31am Tuesday IST), 27 hours after launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla.- Advertisement – Another US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are aboard the space station from a previous mission.“Welcome to the ISS. We can’t wait to have you onboard,” said Kate Rubins, a US astronaut already on the space station.Before receiving its flight certification from NASA last week, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon had been under development for roughly a decade under a public-private NASA program started in 2011 to revive the agency’s human spaceflight capability.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Harry Kane sends message to Spurs teammates ahead of North London derby clash against Arsenal

first_imgKane believes he should have been awarded a penalty for a foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Picture: Getty)‘You never want to go into an international break having lost or drawn, and of course a north London derby is as big as it gets,’ he said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If we win that it makes the first four games a bit brighter. But it’s not going to be an easy game so we have to make sure we’re prepared and ready for that one.‘As you’re seeing from Liverpool and City so far there’s no letting up from them. I said before the start of the season that a team that can put a good run together, get momentum, maybe win for two or three months on the bounce without dropping any points, that’s what it’s going to take [to challenge for the title].‘It’s a disappointing start but there’s a long way to go.’Spurs dominated much of the game against Newcastle with 80% possession but they mustered only two shots on target throughout compared to their opponent’s three.Kane was particularly subdued, having a solitary strike on goal, but he was denied a strong penalty claim following a challenge from Jamaal Lascelles late on.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It is hard to understand how it hasn’t been given,’ Kane said. ‘Just like when a keeper comes out, uses his arms and trips you up – it’s a penalty.’He added: ‘Sometimes you are going to get the rub of the green with VAR, sometimes not. I felt it didn’t go our way against Newcastle.’ Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 27 Aug 2019 9:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link110Shares Harry Kane sends message to Spurs teammates ahead of North London derby clash against Arsenal Harry Kane has called on Spurs to improve against Arsenal on Sunday (Picture: AP)Harry Kane has urged his Tottenham teammates to put Sunday’s dismal defeat to Newcastle United to one side and bounce back with a win over Arsenal on Sunday.Spurs were heavy favourites to beat a Newcastle side that had been beaten in both of their opening matches of the campaign yet they came unstuck with Joelinton firing a first-half winner.Despite reaching the Champions League final in June, Spurs’ domestic form has been in freefall for some time with Sunday’s result meaning they have lost eight of their last 15 Premier League games.Consequently, the pressure is on Spurs to turn the corner in the north London derby at the Emirates and Kane has warned his colleagues that they face getting cut adrift from Liverpool and Manchester City should they lose.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

AFL legend Jonathan Brown parts with Gold Coast home

first_imgJonathan Brown and wife Kylie have sold their Currumbin Valley home for $3.5 million.THE Currumbin Valley home of retired AFL superstar Jonathan Brown has sold under the hammer for a multimillion-dollar price.The 2.3ha country retreat with two residences on Currumbin Creek Rd fetched $3.5 million at auction yesterday.Marketing agent Richard Snowden, of McGrath Palm Beach, said it was tough for Brown and wife Kylie to say goodbye to their beloved home but work interstate meant they barely got to enjoy it.The Brown’s Currumbin Valley property. There were about 50 spectators at the auction on Sunday. Picture: Jerad Williams The kitchen and dining room opens onto a deck overlooking the pool.He said the sale was bittersweet for the couple.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They have a lot of emotional attachment (but) they’re ecstatic,” he said.Brown, a three-time premiership player with the Brisbane Lions from 2000 to 2014, now lives interstate with his wife and three children.Property records show the estate is in Mrs Brown’s name and she bought it in 2013.It encompasses two properties on one title with Currumbin Creek running through the middle.It has a Hamptons inspired manor-like house with four bedrooms, separate family and lounge rooms and a deck overlooking the pool.The second residence – a luxury barn-style house – has space on the ground-floor for a rumpus room or cars as well as a granny flat upstairs, which has three bedrooms and a rumpus room with built-in bar.“It’s definitely a lifestyle home,” Mr Snowden said.Jonathan Brown with daughter Olivia, wife Kylie and son Jack in 2014. The rumpus room in the property’s granny flat.There were six registered bidders and about 50 spectators who gathered to watch the auction unfold at the property yesterday.The bidding started at $2 million before climbing to $3.4 million then pausing for negotiations.Mr Snowden said a couple with two young children won the bidding war.He said they planned to live at the property.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAFL stars kicking property goals00:50 The master bedroom of the Currumbin Valley home.last_img read more

Ghana Film Awards: Golden Movie Awards Fetes Outstanding Film Industry Talent

first_imgThe Golden Movie Awards held last weekend in the Ghanaian capital, saw top film makers, actors and actresses from Ghana and beyond, being recognized for their contributions to the African film industry. The event also saw technicians awarded for their contributions to movie-making. Here’s more on that story.last_img

Miller Mosley Jr.

first_imgMiller Mosley Jr. 90 of Dearborn County passed away Wednesday December 20, 2017 in Harrison, Ohio. Miller was born Tuesday December 28, 1926 in Osgood the son of Miller Sr. and Milda Hoskins Mosley. Miller served as an MP in the Army during WWII. He was a member of Sparta Baptist Church and attended Hope Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion at Moores Hill and the Dillsboro F&AM Masonic Lodge. Miller liked yard work, gardening, and old cars.Miller is survived by foster son, Timmy Gilter and sister Goldie Bolin. He was preceded in death by brothers Dewey, Shafter, Homer, Wheeler, and Edwin Mosley and sisters Virginia Emerson, Hazel Hackman, Opal Callahan, Dixie Van Winkle and Helen Tomilinson.Funeral services will be at 11AM Saturday December 23, at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery with full military rites by the Moores Hill American Legion Post. Visitation will also be Saturday 9-11AM at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Hope Baptist Church. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Marilyn Jean Caswell

first_imgMarilyn Jean Caswell, 86, formerly of Dillsboro, passed away June 22, 2019, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Madison. Marilyn was born Tuesday, April 4, 1933 in Dillsboro, Indiana, the daughter of Ervin and Edith (Schmalle) Lanvermeyer. She married Donald Caswell August 3, 1963 and he preceded her in death January 24, 2009. She was a past member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dillsboro and formerly worked for Duke Energy as a secretary. She enjoyed playing bingo and wearing jewelry.Marilyn is survived by her brother Jerry Lanvermeyer of Dillsboro; niece Dawn “Michele” (Matt) Bell of Madison; and stepchildren: Connie Jean, Amber and Ricky Caswell all from Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.A service celebrating her life will be held at the convenience of the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480. You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Carroll appears angry after ban

first_img Now sitting 18th, just a point inside the relegation zone, Carroll’s return from a long-standing foot injury injected a much-needed impetus into the Hammers’ faltering campaign. The former Newcastle and Liverpool forward set up a goal on his return from his long-standing foot problem in the 2-0 win at Cardiff and once again showed his value in creating both goals for Nolan in the vital win over Swansea. But now Allardyce has been hit with the blow of losing his talisman once more and has only Carlton Cole or new signing Marco Borriello to replace Carroll in the starting line-up for the weekend trip to Villa Park. Cole has recently penned a new deal at the club having re-joined on a short-term contract after being released in the summer, with the former England international scoring five goals so far. Borriello was brought in on loan in the January transfer window from Roma and the Italy international has yet to feature for Allardyce’s side, having notched just once in Serie A before completing his temporary switch to east London. Andy Carroll’s thoughts appeared clear after the Football Association on Tuesday upheld his red card in West Ham’s Barclays Premier League win over Swansea, and the resulting three-match ban. But the ban will now remain in place and Carroll sent a tweet on Tuesday afternoon shortly before the official statement suggesting he was aware of the decision, as he simply wrote: ”DISGRACEFUL”. The Football Association clarified the reasoning behind the decision not to overturn Webb’s decision in a short statement on its official website. “As stated in the Rules and Regulations of The FA, an Independent Regulatory Commission must apply the test of whether the decision to dismiss a player was ‘an obvious error’,” it read. “The decision of an Independent Regulatory Commission in relation to a claim of wrongful dismissal is final and binding on all parties and is not subject to appeal.” Carroll, who has only recently returned to the first-team fold following an eight-month injury lay-off, will now miss the Hammers’ next three fixtures. That rules him out of Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa and the two home fixtures against Norwich City and Southampton as Allardyce looks to steer his side out of the Premier League relegation zone. The absence of club-record signing Carroll has been one of the major factors in their poor first half to the season, with the win over Swansea just the fifth league victory of the campaign. That poor form was compounded by a 5-0 defeat against Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup and an embarrassing 9-0 aggregate reverse in their Capital One Cup semi-final against Manchester City. The 25-year-old had been the focal point of the Hammers’ attacking display, setting up both Kevin Nolan goals in Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Upton Park, before he was sent off by referee Howard Webb having tussled with Swans defender Chico Flores. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said after the game that the club would appeal against the decision, with Swansea counterpart Michael Laudrup suggesting the sending-off had seemed ‘a little harsh’. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tunisia, Turkey draw in friendly

first_imgGeneva, June 2: Turkey and Tunisia battled to a 2-2 draw in an international friendly as the North African side continue their preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where they are drawn in Group G along with Belgium, England and Panama.After a scoreless first half in front of roughly 12,000 fans at the Stade de Geneve here on Friday evening, Everton’s Cenk Tosun put Turkey up 1-0 with a goal in the 54th minute from the penalty spot after drawing a foul from Tunisia midfielder Ellyes Shkiri.Anice Badri brought Tunisia level two minutes later with a half-volley from distance.The match took a bizarre turn just before the hour mark, when Tosun, seeing a flare land near where his father and uncle were seated in the stands, walked toward the crowd, shouting and gesturing at unruly fans to pick up a straight red card to leave his team a man down with 30 minutes left to play. Despite the man advantage, the Tunisians remained less than convincing on the attack and the second goal came only in the 79th minute, courtesy of team captain Ferjana Sassi. while a poor defensive clearance in stoppage time allowed Caglar Söyüncü to score a late equalizer for the Turks.Tunisia will face Spain, one of the favorites to win the 2018 World Cup, on June 9 in the final friendly for both teams before heading to Russia. IANSlast_img read more

Matthew Briggs heads to Denmark with HB Køge

first_imgGUYANA’s Matthew Briggs is anxious to get into action with his new club HB Køge, after recently inking a deal with the side that competes in the Danish 1st Division. “For me, this is the start of me getting back to the level I belong at and I felt that I needed a fresh start away from England and club HB Køge gave me the opportunity to do so and I can’t wait to get started,” Briggs told Chronicle Sport yesterday from his base in Copenhagen.The 28-year-old is capped four times for the Golden Jaguars and was part of Michael Johnson’s selection for the country’s historic showing at the CONCACAF Gold Cup this year.Per Rud, HB Køge Director, described Briggs as a “strong defender who has top level experience in England.”“He is an interesting player who can help sharpen competition in central defense. Briggs has played both Premier League and Europa League, but has played in some of the slightly lower ranks in recent years. However, he has some qualities and skills that we believe we can benefit from,” Rud stated.Briggs, once the youngest player to ever suit up for an English Premier League club (Fulham), also played at Peterborough United F.C, Bristol City, Watford, Millwall, Colchester United, Chesterfield FC, Barnet, Maldon & Tiptree, and Coggeshall Tow.last_img read more

Sport Minister engages Sport Associations

first_img… offers Government of Guyana’s fullest support for developmentRECENTLY appointed Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr, yesterday began his week-long interaction and meetings with a number of sport associations and federations, not only to introduce himself but also to hear their needs and what should take priority by his Government.Cricket, basketball and football, the three most-played sports locally, met with Ramson at the National Racquet Centre on Woolford Avenue, where he noted that under his tenure as the Minister of Sport, they will all flourish, He highlighted the PPP/C’s Government interest in ensuring that the facilities are available.In his meeting with the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), it was said that discussions sought to remedy the current difficulties and constraints faced by the Board in the execution of its mandate to advance the sport of cricket in Guyana resulting in a number of collaborative efforts being advanced.Ramson, known for his passion for basketball, met with president of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) Michael Singh and his executives, as well as president of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Jermaine Slater and his team.The basketball fraternity received Ramson’s fullest support as he reminded that he more than dabbled in the sport.Details regarding the meeting between the Minister and the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) were not known at this time.After taking his Oath of Office from Head of State, Dr Irfaan Ali, Ramson, speaking to the media, had called the approach to sports in Guyana “ad hoc”. Ramson is also hoping to use his far-reaching network to help transform the sport sector.“In order to create a sustainable sport development programme that is a sport economy as well, because sport is a business too, we need a system that is sustainable and that can only be done through organised stakeholders and people that are connected to the overall development trajectory of the country,” the Sport Minister said.Ramson was adamant that “sport is more than just hobbies and staying fit; it is far bigger than that. It is one of the largest sectors in the world and it could very well be transformational for the country as well, by being able to draw on our human capital and our talents as young people.”Having graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Oil and Gas Engineering from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Ramson, who is an Attorney-at-Law, was asked about being in a sector that is the totally opposite of his area of expertise.In response, the avid cricket and basketball fan explained “the President recognises that over 60% of the population of Guyana is below the age of 35. For the last five years, this country has had a lack of strong youth leadership and an absence of sport leadership.”“The President, as well as the party, also believes that all three areas require strong leadership. It requires us to get organised so that we could help to transform the country and also to unify the country, and it is a critical component of who we are as a people and part of the healing process,” Ramson reasoned.According to Ramson, “Most of you know that I have a very strong sports background even though I was doing Oil and Gas and was speaking regularly on Oil and Gas subjects, I have always been doing sports-related issues and sports-related programmes. ”The minister said as far as providing the young leadership in Guyana for which there is a strong voice, both the President and the party felt that he would better serve in the area of Culture, Youth and Sport.last_img read more