Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo is set to complete his takeover of LaLiga side Real Valladolid, according to Marca.The former Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Real Madrid superstar is set to conclude the €30million deal. REVEALED The change of ownership would end months of uncertainty after an agreement with Mexican businessman Ernest Tinajero collapsed after current club president Carlos Suarez broke their signed pre-contract.If Ronaldo’s deal is completed, he will assume Suarez’s role, with his predecessor becoming a chief executive at the club.Since retiring from playing the former forward, who netted 62 goals in 98 international matches has been turning to business and previously studied advertising in LondonHe has also been a minority own of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and was recently taken ill with strong influenza, which was reportedly incorrectly as pneumonia. Latest Premier League News gameday 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Brazil legend Ronaldo at World Cup 2018 silverware huge blow shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED no dice smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rejected suspended Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt’s application to delay the hearing into the spot-fixing allegations against him and two other cricketers from his country.Thus, the hearing will take place as scheduled from January 6-11 in Doha.Butt along with pace duo of Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer were suspended by the ICC when allegation of spot-fixing surfaced against them during the Lord’s Test against England in September.Michael Beloff, Chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal, heard the plea Butt’s legal representation and ruled against the adjournment, Wednesday night.”Mr Beloff, the Chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal, following a lengthy telephone hearing and having received written submissions, has ruled that Mr Butt’s application is denied and as such, the full hearing will take place as scheduled from 6-11 January 2011 in Doha, Qatar,” an ICC statement said.It was only Butt who wanted a delay in the hearing and both Asif and Aamer were keen that hearing takes place as soon as possible.Butt wanted Scotland Yard to complete its separate investigation into the issue before facing the ICC hearing.- With PTI inputs
In case you missed it… Working Mother has named Meredith Bodgas its new editor-in-chief. Bodgas joins the Bonnier Corp. brand from her role as executive editor for Bauer Xcel Media. She replaces editorial director Jennifer Owens, who is leaving the company. Xavier Romatet was named vice president of Condé Nast International. He joins from his role as president of Condé Nast France. Dean Stattmann was promoted to brand editor of Men’s Health from his post as deputy editor of digital projects. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Bill Kristol is stepping down as top editor of conservative magazine the Weekly Standard after 21 years at the helm. Time Inc.’s Sunset has hired Lauren Ladoceour as travel editor. She joins from her role as deputy online editor at Rodale’s Organic Life. In a note to readers Monday, Kristol wrote that he will continue to write weekly editorials, while contributing to the website, and writing longer features. He will take the title editor-at-large. Stephen Hayes was promoted to the newly created role of EIC from his role as senior writer. Deputy editor Richard Starr will take on the role of editor. The Atlantic continues its hiring spree with the addition of Rosie Gray covering global affairs and U.S. politics for TheAtlantic.com. Gray joins from the political team at Buzzfeed News. Mark Ford and Mark Ellis are leaving the Time Inc. c-suite. Read more… Marina Khidekel is now senior deputy editor of Women’s Health. She joins from her role as deputy editor at Cosmopolitan, a title which has seen an exodus of top editorial talent in the last few weeks. Perhaps not coincidentally, then-deputy editor Sascha de Gersdorff left Women’s Health to join Cosmo as executive editor on December 1. “When we started the magazine in 1995, we hoped we’d last a while,” Kristol wrote. “It’s gratifying that we’re still going strong a generation later, and I appreciate more than I can say the efforts of all those who’ve made this possible.”
Tags Now playing: Watch this: 6:22 Share your voice But the fight over net neutrality isn’t over. Attorneys general from 22 states, along with several activist groups and tech companies, have filed suit, accusing the FCC of arbitrarily rolling back the rules and overstepping its authority to ban states from passing their own protections. The heated legal battle is headed to the Federal Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and could eventually end up at the Supreme Court.Here’s Pai’s statement in full:”I’m pleased that a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives declined to reinstate heavy-handed Internet regulation. They did the right thing — especially considering the positive results for American consumers since the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. Over the past year, the Internet has remained free and open. Broadband speeds are up, with download speeds in the United States increasing more than 35 percent in 2018, according to a recent report from Ookla. Internet access is also expanding, and the digital divide is closing. For example, a recent report by the Fiber Broadband Association found that fiber was made available to more new homes in 2018 than in any previous year. In short, the FCC’s light-touch approach is working. In 2019, we’ll continue to pursue our forward-looking agenda to bring digital opportunity to all Americans.”Supporters of net neutrality say the internet as we know it may not exist much longer without the protections. Major tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, and internet luminaries, such as web creator Tim Berners-Lee, fall into that camp. Since the repeal, they’ve been working in Congress and in state legislatures to reinstate the rules.Net neutrality: The rules may be gone, but the battle continues.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Alex Wong/Getty Images Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday started the new year by expressing his pleasure that an effort in Congress to restore net neutrality regulations failed to garner the needed votes. Democrats had been trying to restore net neutrality — Obama-era rules designed to ensure that all traffic on the internet was treated equally — using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). A resolution passed the Senate, but Democrats in the House failed to gather enough votes by the end of the year to use the legislative loophole to undo the FCC’s rollback of the popular rules. 8 Politics Tech Industry Internet FCC’s Ajit Pai: Net neutrality repeal helps rural broadband Comments Net neutrality FCC
At first, Smith ran into friction problems on the small scale when trying to miniaturize the geared mechanism he used for larger models. After trial and error, he discovered that he could make an oval tube attached to the rotating shaft of a miniature geared motor. To make the train cars, he simply cut “teeth” into the edge of the tube that would poke just above the surface of the layout. Then he colored the train cars with a Sharpie. He made the layout itself completely out of extremely thin styrene, and covered the mountain with a thin lumpy layer of Squadron putty to make a forest. He made the buildings out of bits of 0.01 x 0.02-inch strips of styrene, and colored everything with Sharpies. At first, Smith thought about illuminating some of the buildings, but found that even the tiniest LED or fiber optics would be much too bulky. He still plans to make a single spotlight to hang overhead, to make it easier to see everything. Because the train is so small, even making the video was a major challenge to shoot. Although Smith used a macro lens, the camera would not focus close enough to get a good view; he had to blow it up 400% in post-production to make a decent-sized (yet grainy) image.Smith is making no promises that the tiny train layout is made precisely to scale. “This new layout was entirely eyeballed as well, with no real intent to precisely represent an N scale layout in Z scale; it’s only N scale by virtue of its overall dimensions,” he explained. “So if anyone measures the passenger cars running on it and finds they’re exactly the right size, I’ll most certainly faint dead away.”More information: http://jamesriverbranch.netvia: Telegraph© 2009 PhysOrg.com David Smith holds the tiny train he created, which has a scale of 1:35,200. Image Credit: David Smith. China develops magnetic levitation train Smith, who is a business web developer from New Jersey, has been working on the train model since 2007, spending about $11 on the project. As Smith explains, the train is a model within a model, as it appears in the window of one of the stores in his Z scale model railroad town (1:220 scale), the fictitious James River Branch on the Reading Railroad. The tiny train is a Z scale model of a 2 x 4-foot N scale (1:160) layout. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — David Smith, who has been building model railroads since 1965, has always had a preference for the smaller scale train models. His most recent project is a five-car train that runs through a scene of mountains, a tunnel, trees, buildings, and a cloud-studded sky – the whole thing measuring just 0.125 x 0.2 inches (0.3 x 0.5 cm). The train’s modeling scale is 1:35,200. Citation: Tiny Train Model May be World’s Smallest (w/ Video) (2009, October 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-tiny-world-smallest-video.html 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.