Elon Musk is a fascinating figure, acting as the CEO and lead designer at SpaceX in addition to heading a number of other companies including Tesla, Neuralink, and others. Today, SpaceX will launch of their unmanned rocket, Falcon Heavy, into Earth’s atmosphere for the first time. As told by CNN, if the launch is successful, Falcon Heavy “will become the world’s most powerful operational rocket. … With its 27 engines, the rocket will give off a thrust equal to 18 Boeing 747 jetliners … [and] will be capable of sending humans to the moon or Mars.” The launch is planned for 1:30 p.m. EST.According to The Verge, if the multi-stage launch is successful, the Falcon Heavy’s final booster will split in half and release its payload–a Tesla Roadster–into space on a hyperbolic route toward Mars (and beyond) at around seven miles per second. As Musk claimed in a tweet back in December, the Tesla “will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.Elon Musk also said in the tweet that the Roadster’s stereo would play David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” as it makes its way toward a Mars orbit. Yesterday, ahead of the launch of the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX released an animation of the anticipated launch backed by Bowie’s “Life On Mars?” You can watch the animated video below:[Video: SpaceX]While no sounds can be heard in the vacuum of outer space regardless, there’s something satisfying about knowing that SpaceX’s Mars-bound car will be blasting David Bowie as it flies through the solar system. The Starman would be proud…[H/T Pitchfork]
Press Association Adams, who collected four league titles and three FA Cups in his 19-year stint at Arsenal, has expressed his concerns about Chips Keswick replacing outgoing chairman Peter Hill-Wood and claimed the Gunners will still be some distance off fighting for silverware. The former England defender wants to help Arsenal in any way possible and feels the club should already be drawing up a shortlist of managers for when Wenger decides to leave. “I’m a red and white man and I would literally, if I could be of service in any way, go there tomorrow,” he said. Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has offered his services to the club and has said he will do anything to improve their chances of success, including working with the board to identify an eventual successor for Arsene Wenger. “The reality is if they need me – I am there. There needs to be mediation between the owner and a few other board members. I know the standards and the values of the club. “There is an issue with Arsene as well, he is a great manager and a fantastic man but he is 63 now and there is going to come a time when we are not sure if he is going to be out there. “If they need any advice around then I’d happily do that – the owner is in America a lot of the time so if he wants someone in the boardroom when the away directors come in I’d do that as well.” Adams told The Sun he felt the club were “miles away” from winning the Barclays Premier League but, with the likes of Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain linked with a move to north London, they could move a few steps closer. Another high-profile player linked with a move to the Emirates is Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. The England international handed in a second transfer request before the end of the season and, with Wenger expected to be given more financial backing than in recent years, the 27-year-old is not out of the club’s reach. But Adams is unsure Rooney’s off-field baggage would suit a move to London and believes the club will be looking to bring in quality players. He said: “I think he [Rooney] has got it on the pitch, I think technically he is one of the last brilliant Englishmen so I would love to have him at Arsenal. It is just that he comes with other things involved and London is a different place and a different situation and it takes a certain type of professional but that is Arsene’s call and I wouldn’t go against the great man.”
LONDON, England (Reuters) – Manchester United (MANU.N) have retained their position as the highest revenue-generating soccer club in the world, edging out Spain’s Real Madrid by the narrowest margin ever between the top two.The Premier League club topped the Deloitte Football Money League for the 10th time by posting revenue for the 2016-17 season of 676.3 million euros (£593.1 million), 1.7 million euros more than the reigning European champions.Barcelona were third on 648.3 million euros.The combined revenue for the top 20 highest-earning clubs rose by six per cent to a record 7.9 billion euros.The top 20 was made up of 10 English clubs, who were boosted by the fact that 2016-17 was the first season of the current Premier League broadcast rights deal.The remaining 10 clubs comprised three each from Spain, Germany and Italy and one from France. Seven-time European champions AC Milan dropped out of the top 20 for the first time.The 44.5 million euros United received from UEFA for their victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the 2017 Europa League final was crucial to retaining their number one status, although broadcast revenue is now the largest individual revenue stream for the top 20, accounting for 45 per cent.Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said, “United’s ability to retain first position is all the more impressive against the backdrop of the weakened pound against the euro, and with both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona forecasting further revenue growth in 2017-18, the battle at the top will likely come down to on-pitch performance again next year.“With all three clubs through to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, it may be as simple as, the club that goes furthest in the competition will have the best chance of topping the Money League next year.”Big movers include former Premier League champions Leicester City, who climbed from 20th last year to 14th, and Southampton, who enter the top 20 for the first time in 18th position. Both were boosted by playing in European competitions last season.Elsewhere, Inter Milan climbed four places to 15th thanks largely to commercial growth following their takeover by Chinese company Suning Holdings Group.
NEW YORK –– Much has been made of Doug Marrone’s return home, but the Syracuse head coach is far from the only one from Syracuse with New York City ties. Several key players hail from the tri-state area and will join Marrone in coming home for SU’s first bowl game since before any of them ever arrived on campus.For that group, representing Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is something that couldn’t have been scripted any better. Especially for the seniors, who will finish their collegiate careers in a city with a lot of familiarity.‘It’s like a dream,’ said senior linebacker Doug Hogue, a Yonkers, N.Y., native. ‘It’s just a great feeling. When I was home for Christmas, I had all my family telling me, ‘I can’t wait to come to the game,’ and my friends were all telling me, ‘I’ve got my tickets.’ It’s just a great feeling having this game here close to home.’Hogue isn’t the only player with an opportunity to play close to home, either. Nearly a third of SU’s roster hails from the tri-state area. Others are just a few short hours away. All of them will have a rare opportunity against Kansas State on Thursday.And with all the distractions that have been keeping the players busing this week, that continues to be the silver lining heading into Thursday’s game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaid Hogue: ‘To top off my career at Syracuse University in front of my family would be the best feeling I’ve had since I began playing football.’[email protected] Published on December 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on October 25, 2018 at 11:07 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Going into the final game of the season, Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon wanted the Orange to do one thing — compete. After 12-straight losses, SU had one last chance to end its season on a positive note and avoid going winless in conference play for the first time since 2002.“We were at a point of desperation,” Wheddon said.It took just nine minutes for Clemson to sink Syracuse’s hopes of a different outcome. First, Mariana Speckmaier headed in Sam Staab’s in-swinging corner kick to put Clemson ahead in the fifth minute. Four minutes later, a deflected pass fell to Brooke Power, who dragged a first-time shot off Orange goalkeeper Jordan Harris’ fingertips and into the bottom right corner.A poor defensive start doomed Syracuse (3-15, 0-10 Atlantic Coast) in a season-ending 3-0 defeat to Clemson (10-8, 6-4) on Thursday night at SU Soccer Stadium. Prior to its season finale, SU had gone all season without conceding twice in the opening 10 minutes of a game. In a contest Wheddon called “massively important”, the Orange did just that.“It was all about these last 90 minutes,” Wheddon said. “Unfortunately it didn’t come out our way, but that’s sort of been the story of our season.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo players were made available for comment after the loss.With just over 80 minutes remaining in its season, an SU offense that ranked tied-for-312th out of 333 in the nation in goals per game (0.65) needed to find the net twice for its first conference point. It didn’t.When SU had possession in the first half, its moves forward were limited. In the 30th minute, Georgia Allen played Kate Hostage through on goal. It resulted in the Orange’s first corner kick of the half, which Laurel Ness struck into the silver pole holding up the net that sits five feet out of bounds. With two minutes remaining in the half, Ness’ free-kick into the penalty area was canceled by a foul. For the third time this season, Syracuse failed to register a shot in the first half.Much of SU’s first 45 minutes were spent chasing orange shirts. Clemson held possession masterfully, passing the ball across its backline and occasionally combining with a midfielder. Its players had ample time on the ball and a picking of two or three teammates to pass to. When a gap opened up, the Tigers attacked it. After 45 minutes, the visitors had nine shots, five on target, and four corner kicks.“We were giving their two center backs too much time on the ball,” Wheddon said about SU’s first-half performance. “We wanted to press them more, and it worked for us. It was effective.”To open the second half, SU ramped up the pressure. As Wheddon shouted orders from the touchline, the Orange’s midfield and attack pounced whenever Clemson had a poor first touch or an inaccurate pass. In its past two games against No. 6 Virginia and Wake Forest, Syracuse packed all 11 players behind the ball even when it was behind. In Thursday’s second half, it looked as aggressive as it has all season.While SU’s vigorous defensive effort led to lots of possession, the Orange still struggled to create chances.Syracuse’s first shot of the game came with 16 minutes remaining, a Laurel Ness long-distance strike that sailed over the crossbar. Four minutes later, Ness whipped in a cross from the left flank that found Meghan Root’s head, but the freshman’s header looped straight into Clemson goalkeeper Sandy MacIver’s arms.“Apart from the set pieces and at the end of the game when we changed our formation and put three at the back, I thought that our players played well,” Wheddon said. “We had some great periods of possession.”SU’s best offensive spell of the game lasted less than 10 minutes before the Tigers regained control of possession and the game.Over the next 10 minutes, Clemson generated five shots, the last of which found the back of the net. In the 86th minute, Alana Hockenhull jumped on a loose ball after a scramble in the box following the Tigers’ ninth corner kick of the night, tapping it in from close range.After the final whistle, SU’s players and coaches gathered near the halfway line and wrapped their arms around one another as Wheddon addressed them for the final time this season.“I just wanted to thank the staff for everything they’ve done and thank the players for their hard work,” Wheddon said about his post-game message. “It’s very, very difficult to compete at this level with the amount of injuries that have occurred on a consistent basis.”After the huddle broke, players hugged before slowly walking off the field. A historically bad season was finally over. Comments
Meanwhile, despite being held to a scoreless draw in Copenhagen, Leicester are still top of Group G and need just one more point from their remaining two games to guarantee a place in the last-16.Meanwhile, Dundalk are in Russia tonight for their latest Europa League adventure.Stephen Kenny’s side will be hoping to shock Group D top-seeds Zenit St Petersburg after nearly causing an upset against the Russian side at the Tallaght Stadium last time out.Manchester United and Southampton are also in action tonight. Tottenham and Leicester were both left goal-less and frustrated last night in the Champions League.Spurs were booed-off the pitch in Wembley as they slumped to a disappointing 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.The win for the German side means that they have now overtaken Tottenham to move into second place in Group E.
Related Articles Greek retail closures rock OPAP Q1 performance June 11, 2020 Submit OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 Share Greek leisure approval sees OPAP return to full capacity June 8, 2020 Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has presented the initial framework for the nation’s new online gambling licensing regime, seeking to continue the overhaul of Greek-wide industry regulations.Since 2011, The Greek government has allowed 24 operators to operate online gambling services, sanctioned through ‘transitional permits’.The Ministry of Finance will allow these operators first right to secure its revamped online gambling licenses, however, stakeholders will likely be disappointed by the steep costs attached to procurement.In its proposed framework, the Greek government has attached a €4 million fee for securing an online sports betting licence, with operators forced to pay an additional €1 million for operating further online gambling services.At present, the proposed online gambling licences will last for a period of five years, with operators further required to prove that they operated legally within regulated EU jurisdictions, along with records disclosing up to three years of corporate financial performance.On application, all interested parties seeking to secure a new online gambling license will be forced to deposit €500,000 with the Greek Finance Ministry. The Greek government has stated that it won’t allow ‘black-listed operators’ to apply for licensing for a period of up to 12 months. Applicants will learn of their acceptance within two months of filing.Further complications see the Ministry of Finance attach a ‘variable tax’ on consumer winnings above €100, which will be withheld by Greece’s tax authority before redistribution to customers.As yet, little is known as to whether the Greek government will seek to adjust its 35% revenue tax on online gambling services.The Ministry of Finance will move to open a consultation window on its proposed framework, seeking advice and opinion from active stakeholders within the Greek gambling market. StumbleUpon Share
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — On this week’s Minute with Mayor, City of Alpena mayor Matt Waligora discusses details surrounding the new city manager candidate and zoning for a new senior facility.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, City Manager, Matt Waligora, Minute with the Mayor, senior facilityContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena man with outstanding warrants found by policeNext German cruise ship returning to Alpena