Engaged wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up

first_imgWorld Surf Tour event suspended after shark attack The couple had been together for six years and got engaged a year ago on live TV during a wrestling match.They often took their relationship public, canoodling on red carpets and talking about each other in interviews.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCena has made a successful transition from wrestling to acting, appearing in movies like “Trainwreck” and the new R-rated comedy “Blockers.”Bella stars in a reality TV show on E! called “Total Bellas” with her twin sister, Brie. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Us Weekly was first to report the breakup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIEScenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, photo, John Cena, left, and Nikki Bella attend the LA Premiere of “Blockers” at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Bella tweeted that she and Cena have ended their engagement, saying that they’ve made the mutual decision to break up after six years together. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)NEW YORK — John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say “I do.”Bella tweeted Sunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The Subtle And Not So Subtle Dominance Of US Swimmers And Gymnasts

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Embed Code FiveThirtyEight We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Aug. 10, 2016) we look at the different ways to appreciate the performances by U.S. swimmers and gymnasts at the Olympics. Is it better to marvel at the statistical dominance, or just sit back and be in awe of the athleticism on display? FiveThirtyEight’s very own Allison McCann also checks in from Rio, where she says things are going relatively smoothly. Then, an extended significant digit segment on Ichiro Suzuki, who just tallied his 3,000th hit in the majors. Neil Paine wonders: What would Ichiro’s career stats look like had he played his entire career in Major League Baseball?Links to what we discuss are here:Ben Morris on U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky’s prowess, and how others may join her assault on the record books.Allison McCann’s dispatch from Rio: a bit rocky, but overall no different from other major sporting events.The New York Times breaks down how Simone Biles completes her signature floor move, “The Biles.”In a sport usually decided by fractions of points, the U.S. women crushed their gymnastics opponents.Neil Paine says Ichiro Suzuki is a rare combo: “old and good.” read more

Rahul Gandhi trails in Congress bastion Amethi leads in Wayanad as BJP

first_imgCongress chief Rahul Gandhi is trailing by over 6000 votes in Uttar Pradesh.Voters seem to have favoured BJP candidate and Union Minister Smriti Irani over Congress president Rahul Gandhi. According to the early trends in Amethi Lok Sabha seat, Rahul Gandhi is trailing by over 6,000 votes. It seems that Smriti Irani has so far secured over 37,885 votes.Prime minister Narendra Modi is leading in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency by around 41,000 votes.However, the NDA has secured 57 seats while Mahagathbandhan of the SP-BSP-RLD has touched 22 seats.Early trends have the UPA hovering around the 100-seat mark.Election analysts will pay particular attention to the three-way contest in Uttar Pradesh, home to the highest number of parliamentary seats in any Indian state: 80.Results will show if a regional coalition of three parties, including the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, have managed to challenge the NDA, which won all but seven seats here in the 2014 election. So far, that does not appear to be the case — it is the NDA that looks headed for victory in over 50 seats.As per current trends available for 527 constituencies, BJP is leading in 282 while INC is leading in 51, DMK in 22, AITC in 22, YSRC in 24 and Shivsena in 19 constituencies.Meanwhile, along with the results of the Lok Sabha election, we will also know the outcome of a number of state elections and bypolls today.last_img read more

Youth stabbed to death over mobile phone

first_imgIllustrationA youth was stabbed to death and another was injured over a mobile phone in Sherpur upazilla of Bogra on Wednesday night.The deceased is Abbas Ali, 24, from Mohipur Jamtala village in Sherpur upazilla.Injured Md Faruk, 15, a Class-X student, was under treatment at Sherpur Upazilla Health Complex.Police have detained a youth, Niyamul Haque, 19, on suspect of his involvement with the incident. He disclosed names of five persons involved with the stabbing.Quoting Niyamul, Sherpur police station inspector Bulbul Islam said Maruf and Shakil, 19, from Mohipur had an enmity over an old mobile phone set. On Wednesday night, Maruf’s friend Abbas had an altercation with Shakil over the phone set.At a stage of the altercation, Shakil’s friend Al Amin stabbed Abbas and Maruf indiscriminately in Bottola Bazar area of Mohipur village, leaving them injured critically.Locals rushed Abbas to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead on arrival.Family of the deceased said they would file a murder case.Sherpur police station office-in-charge Khan Md Erfan said police were trying to arrest other suspects.last_img read more

7 BNP leaders granted bail

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra RoyThe High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bails to seven top BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed with Hatirjheel police station, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and justice Kashefa Hossain passed the order after the BNP leaders appeared before it with bail prayers in the case.The other leaders are BNP standing committee members Nazrul Islam Khan, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moyeen Khan, the party’s vice-chairmen Amanullah Aman and Ruhul Kuddus Talukder.Moudud Ahmed, advocate Zainul Abedin and Mahabub Uddin Khokon stood for the BNP leaders.Advocate Zainul Abedin said the HC granted them bail for four weeks till submission of the charge-sheet of the case.The case was filed with Hatirjheel police station on charges of preventing police from discharging their duties and for “instigating” subversive activities on 1 October.last_img read more

Houston City Council Green Lights Study On Disparity In Public Contracts

first_img X Share 00:00 /01:10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Gail DelaughterThe study on disparity aims to analyze the accessibility of minority and women-owned companies to do business with the City of Houston in fields such as construction.The Houston City Council gave the green light Wednesday to a study that will analyze how many businesses and companies owned by minorities and women are getting City contracts.The last comprehensive study of this type was done in 2006, when Bill White was Mayor.It analyzed three years-worth of City contracts.One conclusion was that companies owned by White males received over 80 percent of contracts related to construction.Hispanic and African-American-owned companies received five and three percent of those contracts, respectively.The new study will cover the last five years and analyze the City’s contracting process.“The study is actually looking at minority and women businesses and how they’ve participated in City of Houston contracts and whether or not there have been barriers to doing business with the City of Houston,” notes Carlecia Wright, director of the Office of Business Opportunity for the City of Houston.The study will be conducted by Colette Hold & Associates, a Chicago-based company that specializes in affirmative action and contract compliance.The City will pay close to one million dollars for the study, which has to be done in part because of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.The court ruled that cities that want to cultivate businesses owned by women and minorities must provide evidence there’s a need for such programs.Wright expects the study will be ready sometime around the end of next year.last_img read more

Selfticking oscillator could be next for portable atomic clocks

first_img“Most conventional atomic clocks need a more conventional, non-atomic clock, like a quartz crystal, to keep them ticking,” William Happer tells PhysOrg.com. “We’ve developed a system that would be self-ticking, using a specific laser.” Redefining the limits of measurement accuracy 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. “It’s really a souped-up mode-locked laser,” Happer says. “While our laser has much in common with a mode-locked laser, there are some differences. The atoms in the vapor cell notice if the frequency of the mode-locked laser drifts and they automatically correct the frequency with no need for any external feedback loops.”Happer continues: “An important benefit of push-pull pumping with alternating circular polarization is that none of the atoms are wasted.” “In most atomic clocks,” Jau adds, “many of the atoms are wasted. Only a very few are in the clock state. With this push-pull pumping, all of the atoms are put into a clock state.”Along the way, the two discovered something interesting. “The self-modulation occurs over a limited range of laser injection current. We weren’t surprised that too little current didn’t work. What surprised us was that too much current caused the laser to stop modulating,” Happer says. Jau continues: “This new oscillator, where the polarized atoms, the modulated photons, and the laser gain centers are all coupled together has very rich and interesting physics. ”Happer does point out that these oscillators could not replace the extremely precise, but large atomic clocks that occupy whole rooms. “It’s really to improve the workings of small, portable atomic clocks,” he emphasizes. “It eliminates the need for quartz crystals or photodetectors. Hopefully, with fewer parts, it will be less expensive to manufacture, and more stable.”Jau agrees: “This is a primitive idea, how to make an atomic clock by using pure optical methods without a quartz crystal. But it works better with reduced components and power consumption.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Self-ticking oscillator could be next for portable atomic clocks (2007, December 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-12-self-ticking-oscillator-portable-atomic-clocks.html Happer is a scientist at Princeton University. He, along with his young colleague Yuan-Yu Jau, invented a push-pull laser-atomic oscillator that can be useful in a variety of applications, including questions of fundamental physics, use in portable atomic clocks and coherent optical combs. “We didn’t start out thinking about applications, really,” Happer says. “We’re physicists. We just wanted to see if we could make this type of oscillator work.” The results of Happer and Jau’s work can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Push-Pull Laser-Atomic Oscillator.”Jau explains that even though they didn’t set out to build a better portable atomic clock, he thinks that they have succeeded. “We believe this is the first demonstration of making an oscillator that produces an atomic-clock signal in both electrical and optical forms by purely optical means,” he says. “This is simple. There are fewer components and lower power consumption.”“The new clock needs neither a quartz crystal with its electronics nor a photodetector,” Happer adds.Jau and Happer explain that in conventional atomic clocks, a quartz crystal is used “as a flywheel to keep the clock ticking strongly, with the atoms as a weak controlling element.” They point out that if the quartz crystal fails, the clock will cease working. “These are the types of clocks used in GPS satellites and in cell-phone towers,” Happer says.Jau points out that better precision is becoming increasingly necessary: “Mini atomic clocks can be helpful. There are many systems now working faster and faster, and transmitting large quantities of data, especially in high-speed communications. A laser atomic clock like this would be less complicated than the conventional kind, with comparable precision.”The push-pull laser-atomic oscillator built by the two consists of a semiconductor laser with alkali-metal vapor (in this case Potassium) in the external cavity. A time independent current is used to pump the semiconductor laser. “The laser will automatically modulate its light and its electrical impedance at the clock frequency of the atoms,” Happer says. This in turn eliminates the need for an external modulator, like the quartz crystal, or for a photodetector. Explore furtherlast_img read more