Read Also: Australian Open: Nadal not focusing on beating Federer’s 20 Slams recordWith both players relentlessly pummelling from the baseline, Halep finally put a punishing first set away in 69 tough minutes, having saved three set points to force the tie-break.The second set was far more straightforward as the 24-year-old Brady appeared to run out of gas and Halep made light of her painful wrist.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Romanian fourth seed recovered from a poor start to beat the American Jennifer Brady 7-6 (7⁄5), 6-1 and launch her title bid. Loading… Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep survived a couple of tumbles and a sore wrist before surging into the Australian Open second round on Tuesday.Advertisement The 2018 Roland Garros and 2019 Wimbledon champion faces British qualifier Harriet Dart or Japan’s Misaki Doi next in Melbourne.The 28-year-old Halep had her serve broken in the first game by the 49th-ranked Brady, who defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty in the build-up to the year’s first Grand Slam.Halep, the 2018 runner-up, was uncharacteristically flustered, taking a couple of tumbles, tossing her racquet and complaining to her coach.She appeared to hurt her right wrist in one fall in the first set, and had heavy strapping put on it.Romania’s Simona Halep went into the Australian Open as one of the favourites Promoted ContentXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel CharactersPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?
Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill is set to open its new technology and marketing dedicated office at ‘The Avenue’ on Tottenham Court Road in Central London.The bookmaker will move its technology development and online marketing operations within the new building operated by commercial real-estate developer Exemplar and property investment firm Ashby Capital.The Avenue a 30,000 sq ft office building, finished its completion last March, William Hill technology and marketing divisions will be sharing the building space with international flights and holiday comparison website SkyScanner.A William Hill statement detailed “The Avenue is an exceptional building in an area with a strong and growing appeal, and we look forward to moving the relevant online marketing and technology teams to the new London hub.”Following a review of its operations, William Hill announced last June that it would be shutting down its Tel Aviv technology division, making approximately 200 staff members redundant.At the time, William Hill governance detailed that it was seeking a new direction for its development and product arms, with the bookmaker further stating that its technology operations would be split between a new Central London office and cost effective technology hub in Krakow (Poland). Related Articles William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020
Can Darwin get credit for intelligently-planned research? Apparently John Chaput thinks so. A press release from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University states this:Nature, through the trial and error of evolution, has discovered a vast diversity of life from what can only presumed to have been a primordial pool of building blocks. Inspired by this success, a new Biodesign Institute research team, led by John Chaput, is now trying to mimic the process of Darwinian evolution in the laboratory by evolving new proteins from scratch. Using new tricks of molecular biology, Chaput and co-workers have evolved several new proteins in a fraction of the 3 billion years it took nature.A strange mix of chance and design permeates the article, with evolve or evolution 17 times and design seven times. The Biodesign Institute itself, according to its information page, seeks to learn from nature’s designs, as do Caltech (06/25/2005) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (10/29/2005). The inspiration for such ventures is credited to evolution:Research in the Institute shares a common starting point. It explores the remarkable structure and function of living systems, which have been honed by thousands of years of evolution and natural selection. If man could duplicate what nature does routinely, all aspects of society would be transformed….The list of hopes is impressive: preventive health care, increase in the global food supply, brain repair and industrial efficiency. It’s all tied together in this sentence: “The ‘Biodesign’ reference in our name reflects a desire to design solutions with the same efficiency and success as living systems.” But those, it goes without repeating, presumably evolved by chance over millions of years.The Darwin Dogma of Miracles can be summarized: (1) assume evolution, (2) personify Nature, and (3) wave the magic wand of millions of years. Then, miracles of exquisite design occur by natural law. (Contradiction intended for ironic, dramatic effect.) The Intelligent Design movement should sue for trademark infringement, plagiarism, and copyright violations when Biomimetics credits the Darwin Party. Design belongs to intelligent minds, not trial-and-error outcomes of blind, impersonal processes. How many times do we have to educate the Darwinists and reporters that “guided evolution” is a contradiction in terms? That “artificial selection” is not natural selection, but intelligent design? When Dr. Chaput has a goal, designs the parameters, and makes a selection with his mind, he is exercising intelligent design by definition. Darwin has nothing to do with it. Mother Nature is a fiction, OK? Give honor to whom honor is due. Good grief, the next thing we’ll see the Darwinists doing is offering prayers and sacrifices at the foot of idols of Mother Nature. At least that would be more sensible than talking this way in a science lab. Recall a worse example by Francisco Ayala earlier this month (05/10/2007).(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
A massive, very young clump in a disk galaxy at z = 1.987. Credit: Nature 521, 54–56 (07 May 2015) doi:10.1038/nature14409 (Phys.org)—An international team of space scientists has identified and observed the early stages of the creation of a star-forming clump, the first ever observed. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they analyzed imaging and spectroscopy from the Hubble Space telescope to identify the clump, which they believe is likely to one day form a star. © 2015 Phys.org Citation: Researchers report first observation of early stages of creation of a star-forming clump (2015, May 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-05-early-stages-creation-star-forming-clump.html As the team reports, star forming clumps come about in dense clouds of gas and dust which are known as dark nebulae—in such clouds, particularly in dense portions, the materials tend to coalesce due to gravitational attraction, into clumps—these clumps eventually evolve into proto-stars, and then finally stars. The galaxy under observation (in the cluster CL J144910856) was calculated to have come into existence approximately three billion years after the Big Bang—making it less than ten million years old. Dark nebulae that produce stars are known informally as star factories and the team suggests that they are responsible for the formation of the central bulge in spiral galaxies. They estimate the clump they have been studying has up to a billion bits of material and note that it was only because of the very high resolution offered by the Hubble telescope that they were able to make the discovery at all. They also suggest that their observations indicate that star formation regions are rare, but when they do exist, tend to have a very long lifespan. Thus far, they report, they have studied 68 galaxies in the cluster for signs of rapid star formation.It is hoped that the finding by the team will lead to a better understanding of star formation and by extension, galaxy formation, particularly in the early years of the universe. The clump under observation in this latest observation is believed to be very young, which could offer clues as to its initial state—currently the process by which clumps start to form is not really understood.The researchers suggest that many more such clumps, particularly larger samples, will need to found and studied before true insights into the nature of early star formation can be gained. Image: Hubble eyes galactic refurbishment 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: An extremely young massive clump forming by gravitational collapse in a primordial galaxy, Nature, 521, 54–56 (07 May 2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14409 . Arxiv: https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG8205.jpg” alt=”last_img” />
The number of people with serious Yoga-related injuries are on the rise, according to an Australian study that warns people to practice yogic poses with caution. Researchers from Central Queensland University in Australia analysed all yoga injuries presented at emergency departments between 2009 and 2016 in Victoria.They found that Yoga-related injuries that were serious enough to land people in local emergency department rose by almost 80 per cent during that time and ranged mainly from knee injuries, shoulder dislocations to head and neck injuries. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”I think people know the correct technique, but they might be pushing themselves too early, especially if you look into the influencers on social media,” said Betul Sekendiz of Central Queensland University.”There is a high focus on pictures to attract likes, so people may be pushing themselves without enough preparation or warm up to get into those poses just for the sake of a picture,” said Sekendiz.”I think on social media, the most frequent pose we see females performing is the headstand,” he said. The study found 66 recorded cases of yoga injuries and almost 10 per cent of those injuries were serious enough for the person to be admitted to hospital for further treatment. “I am not saying we should stop doing yoga, but we need to look into what’s going wrong here,” Sekendiz said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAn article published in The New York Times investigating the prevalence of yoga-related injuries found that several factors seem to be related to the rising number of pulls, tears and sprains prevalent among yogis. A major contributing factor is a shift in both those who teach and practice yoga. More than ever before, adults who are mostly otherwise sedentary and unfamiliar with the practice are turning to yoga to improve flexibility and strength. While this can be helpful in many instances when students are properly guided, a tight, inactive or aging body mixed with a vigorous practice or an experienced teacher can also sometimes serve as a recipe for disaster. “As with any other form of physical practice, yoga should be practiced carefully under the guidance of a qualified instructor in order to reduce risk. If you’ve been injured in the past, or have been mostly sedentary, consider skipping some of the riskiest poses all together”, suggests draxe.com.Five ways to avoid injuries1. Gently stretch tight areasStretching (and similar dynamic movements like calisthenics) should always be done mindfully, gently and slowing. Take your time loosening tight areas — such as the hips, calves or hamstring — being careful not to move too quickly into any poses. Try to warm the body up before any vigorous practice with some dynamic stretching, since this helps to loosen muscles that might be prone to pulls. It’s okay to feel mild to moderate resistance while stretching or bending, but be careful not to push past your limits.2. Reduce muscular compensations through regular strength-trainingIn addition to doing yoga, resistance-training and “functional exercise” can help reduce compensations by building strength in weak areas. Focus on regularly doing cardiovascular and full-body resistance exercises several times per week based on your physical abilities. 3. Practice yoga cautiously (Especially if you’re a beginner)You should always practice yoga with a trained and qualified teacher, but still be careful to listen to your body during practice. Don’t assume that any teacher knows exactly how to modify postures to suit your specific needs, and don’t assume that you should be able to bend or move in ways that other students can.4. Consider sticking to gentler stylesIf you’re susceptible to dizziness, muscle cramps or the effects of heat and dehydration, keep in mind that hot yoga (Bikram) might not be the best match for you. Try to ease your way into any yoga practice by attending basic/beginner classes or workshops, or even trying restorative/yin yoga at first which move at a slower pace.5. Use props for supportProps including yoga blocks, straps, blankets or even a wall or chair can really come in handy. These are especially useful for yoga newbies, the elderly or those recovering from injuries.